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Herman Menapace

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BEAVERCREEK — Herman Nicholas Menapace, 84, of Beavercreek, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014, at his residence. He was born June 21, 1930, in New Philadelphia, Ohio, the son of Mareno and Magdalena Mattevi Menapace. He attended Faith Community United Methodist Church, President of Greene Memorial Hospital Inc. from 1968-1993, Executive Director of the Greene Foundation and Med-health Systems, Inc., parent organization for Greene Memorial Hospital, Greene Oaks Nursing Home and Retirement Center, Medical Service Associates, Women's Recovery Center and the Greene Foundation. He was former management analyst for the Veteran's Administration in Buffalo, NY and Dayton, OH, 1963-1968, educational specialist for the Ohio Department of Education, Columbus, OH, 1961-1963, Veteran of the United States Army, 1954-1956 at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C., BS degree in education from Miami University, physical therapy from the Cleveland Clinic and Masters Degree in hospital administration, from Xavier University, Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, member of the Ohio Hospital Association, American Hospital Association, Voluntary Hospitals of America, and the Greater Dayton area Hospital Association. He was a member of the Xenia Rotary Club, Xenia Symposiarchs Club, Advisory Board of Tecumseh Council of Boy Scouts, Board and former Chairman of the Board of the Ohio Hospital Association, former board member of the Regional Advisory Board of American Hospital Association, board member of the American Red Cross, First Frontier (Blue Jacket Outdoor Drama), board member of the Private Industry Council, Greene County Heart Association, Voluntary Hospital of American, Task Force Community Improvement Council and Greene Progress Council, Chairman of the E.J. Nutter Awards Committee, as well as board member of the subsidiaries of Med-Health System Greene Oaks Nursing Home and Retirement Center, Women's Recovery Center, Medical Services Associates and Greene Memorial Donors Development Fund, board member and Chairman of Finance Committee of the Ohio Hospital Insurance Corporation and board member of AmeriFirst Bank (formerly Home Federal), Greene, Inc., board member and founder of the Greene County Community Foundation (Greene Giving), and a board member of Wealth Management. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie J. (Bahrman) Menapace, whom he married, August 6, 1960, two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathleen A., (Kenneth) Denbleyker, Orangevale, CA, and Rebecca E. (Robert) Stoughton, Fairborn, a granddaughter, Eve (Ryan) Hibbler, Charlotte, NC, a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Christine Small, a great-grandson, Noah Hibbler, a brother, Jack Menapace, New Philadelphia, by several nieces and nephews, and by many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Mary Christine Small, the late grandson, David Edward Small, and by a brother, Reno Menapace. Herman will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Services will be held at 11am, Thursday, November 20, at Faith Community United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bradford Olson, Rev. Rick Tettau, and Rev. John Krumm officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8pm Wednesday at Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia. Burial will be in Beaver Cemetery, Beavercreek. Contributions may be made to Faith Community United Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Dr., Xenia, OH, 45385, or to the Greene County Community Foundation (Greene Giving), 941 W. Second St., Xenia, OH, 45385, in his memory. Condolences may be made to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com.


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Published in Bellbrook Times from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2014
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