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Malone, Patty L.  
Malone Patty L. Malone, 77, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Patty was born in Vinton Co., Ohio on December 31, 1938 to the late Jacob and Edna (Taylor) Malone. Patty graduated from Barnesville High School and moved to Columbus. She worked for Cott Index for 43 years as a Supervisor. She was a member of Alkire Road Church of Christ where she belonged to the Golden Alkires. Patty also enjoyed reading in her spare time. Preceded in death by her parents, siblings George, Cecil, William and John Malone; Dorothy Beck, Beatrice Camp, Peggy Jones and Donna Miller. Survived by her siblings, Donald (Cheryl) Malone, Vera (Hiram) Sells and Norma (Wes) Yohey; sister-in-law, Louise Malone; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A memorial service honoring her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Alkire Road Church of Christ, 2779 Alkire Rd., Grove City, OH 43123. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Fort Hill Christian Youth Camp c/o of Alkire Rd. Church of Christ. Arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL and CREMATORY. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Patty.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 1, 2016
Marando, Steve  
Marando Steve Marando, 69, of Westerville, passed away at St. Ann's Hospital on April 30, 2016 with his family by his side. Steve was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 24, 1946 to the late Emilio and Emily (Tooli) Marando. He graduated from Conrad High School. Steve loved motorcycling and boating and lived at Buckeye Lake for 14 years. He also enjoyed OSU and Bengals football, NASCAR, especially a fan of Jeff Gordon. Above all, Steve loved his grandkids and would go anywhere to see them. He belonged to AMVETS Post #51 as a Son's of AMVETS member. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Karen (Beamenderfer) Marando; son, Chris (Christine) Pabst; grandchildren, Jack and Ella Pabst; brother, Mike Marando; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Tommy Marando. Arrangements have been entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, where friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016 after which a service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dave Pennington officiating. Private interment will follow at a later date at Glen Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Camp Kesem OSU, https://donate.kesem.org/fundraise?fcid=552723 , PO Box 3236, Columbus 43210. To leave online condolences visit www.schoedinger.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 2, 2016
Martin, Robert D.  
Martin Robert D. Martin, 54, our loving, vibrant, and hilarious husband, dad, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, passed away on April 21, 2016 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born on November 15, 1961 in Cincinnati Ohio and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. Bob graduated from Fairdale High school and attended The Ohio State University. He worked at Harding Hospital early in his career where he met his future wife, Mary. Bob continued his career working in the Department of Psychiatry Schizophrenia Research and Traumatic Brain Injury programs. For the last 20 years, Bob was self-employed with RDM data solutions working for his loyal clients Ballet Met, Union Benefits Trust and the Ohio Civil Services Employees Association. He was preceded in death by his parents Robbie and Susan Martin. Bob is survived by loving wife of 26 years, Mary Lynn; daughters, Allison and Caroline Martin; sister and brother in law, Robin and Matt Childers; brother and sister in law, Tom and Betsy Teti of Pittsburgh; nephews, nieces, and a great niece, numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, and co-workers. He will also be missed by basset hounds, Oliver and Chester and cat, Marty. Bob will be remembered for his warm and unconditional friendship, gregarious humor, and love of adventure. He never wanted to pass up a good concert, and was able to Jet Ski and play with dolphins in the Caribbean just days before his hospitalization. Bob could strike up a conversation with anyone, and was loved by friends with diverse views and backgrounds. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., where a memorial service will be held Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2 p.m. followed by a luncheon and fellowship. Online condolences for the family may be sent to: www.schoedinger.com .
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2016
Marx, Joan C. (Paxton)  
Marx Joan C. (Paxton) Marx, age 72, Went Home to be with her angels, daughter Debbie and son Eddie. Joan was born August 9, 1943 and raised in Mansfield, OH, daughter of the late Charles E. and Wilma Jean (Fraley) Paxton. Joni was the owner and operator of Joni's Place, 2280 W. Henderson Rd for fifteen years. Previously, Joni worked as a bartender at Scott's Inn and The Apartment Lounge. She was very proud of her family and loved growing up in Mansfield. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister who will be sorely missed by her daughter, Michelle (Rene) Cardenas of new Albany, OH; grandchildren, including James Jenkins of Colorado; her brother, Roger Lee (Christine) Paxton, of Mansfield; niece and nephews, Chrissy, Scott, Shawn and Tyler; and other relatives. Also survived by her dear friend of several years, Bruno Fiorucci, who provided Joni support and friendship in her last years. Besides her parents, Joni was preceded in death by her daughter Debbie Meyers (1991) and Eddie Marx (2013). She loved people, attending family reunions and vacationing in Anna Marie Island and Sarasota, Florida for many years. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at The James Cancer Hospital for their care. Also a special thank you to nurses Pam and Karen from Hospice and Dr. Shelly Blackburn for their home visits. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd. where the family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Saturday. Casual attire please! Contributions in Joni's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Joan C. Marx.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 2, 2016
Masterson, Chester M. "Chet"  
Masterson Chester "Chet" M. Masterson, 62-No longer 'struggles' on this Earth.- He transitioned with Jesus, 'Holding His right hand in His,' Sunday, May 1, 2016. He was handed over to his parents Lester and Margaret Masterson, brother Phil Masterson, and niece Lisa Masterson. Chet was born September 25, 1953, and graduated from Central High School in 1971. He 'loved' the Columbus Soap-Box Derby Races and accomplished a 'Memorable Win,' in 1967!, that 'Win,' qualified Him to compete for the National Title, in Akron, OH. ~ Glory Days ~ Chet was also an 'Avid' NASCAR follower. Chet is survived by his 'Loving' siblings, David (Phyllis) Masterson, Karen Masterson, (His 'Life-Long' #1 Buddy,) "Eddie," (Lee) Masterson, Linda (Dan) Nance, and Becky (Gary Hutchinson) Moehrman; his son, Chad Masterson; and his two 'Beautiful' granddaughters, Makenzie Masterson, and Kaitlyn Masterson. As well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many Friends. Friends may call at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St., Wednesday, May 4, 4-8 p.m. Graveside service and interment at Deer-Creek, Lafayette Cemetery, Madison Co., Route 40, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5. Tom Nance officiating. May God Bless All of 'You' that gave Your time, and 'Devoted Attention and Love, to Chet in His 'Time of Need.' "Until We Meet Again, Chet," carry our 'Love' with You.-
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 3, 2016
Masys, Rhodena  
Masys Rhodena Masys, age 66, Monday, April 25, 2016 from Parkinsons disease and it's complications. Graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. Degree in Home Economics (1972) and a Masters Degree in 1981. Teacher with New Albany Schools 1972-1975 and Bexley City Schools from 1975-2008. Chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the Ohio Home Economics Association in 1983. Bexley Young Educator of the Year 1989-90. Member of Phi Uplison Omicron Gamma (National Honor Society in Family Consumer Sciences) and the Bexley Women's Club. Survived by husband of 46 years, Robert Masys; sons, Michael and Jonathan; mother, Liddie Forman; siblings, Anna Miller, Denver Forman, Claudette Asgharzadeh, Mike Forman, Linda Forman, Kim Spencer, Randy Forman and April Forman; brothers-in-law, John and Dan Masys; sister-in-law, Paula Labita; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Special thanks to her dear friends, Debbie Dubey, Nancy Zastudil, Sara Pfaff and Sandy Rainey. Friends may call Friday 4-7 p.m. at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. BROAD ST. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Rd. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute in her memory to St. Catharine Church. Visit www.egan-ryan.com for condolences.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 27 to Apr. 29, 2016
Maynard, Les  
Maynard Les Maynard, of Pickerington, went home to be with his Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ, on April 27, 2016. He was born on August 12, 1922, in Putnam Co., WV. He was the son of Raymond McKinley and Hatty Mae (Barrett) Maynard. His second birth was in 1941, when at the age of 18, he bowed his heart, repented of his sins and received Jesus Christ as his Savior. He worked faithfully as an employee for Union Carbide, Linde Co. for 44 years, but he was a most loyal servant to his Savior for over 75 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Voneta (Bright) Maynard, a virtuous lady, who like her husband, was devoted to the Lord Jesus. Les Maynard is survived by his children, Linda and her husband, Bud Robertson, Cheryl and her husband, James Lumpkin, and Terry and his wife, Jeannine Maynard. He is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Tuesday 12:30 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 470 Groveport Rd., Canal Winchester, where friends may call 2 hours prior to service. Pastor Terry Maynard will be officiating. Interment will follow the service at Glen Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northside Christian School or Greencastle Bible Church, where Les was a member. Arrangements by EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave. www.evansfuneralhome.net
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 30, 2016
McCoy, James Michael  
McCoy James Michael McCoy, sunrise April 2, 1946, sunset March 22, 2016 in Palm Springs, Ca. Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016, 12noon at Dayton National Cemetery, 4400 W. 3rd Street, Dayton, Ohio.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 28, 2016
McCray, Willa Starks  
Starks McCray Willa Starks McCray, longtime Columbus resident and entrepreneur, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at her daughter's residence. Born in Malvern, Arkansas, Willa grew up in a loving, Christian home and accepted the Lord at an early age. She was a small-town girl who migrated to the city of Columbus, Ohio with only her strong faith in God, a loving heart, and big dreams. She became a licensed cosmetologist and eventually opened her own salon, Willa's World of Beauty. She was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church along with several professional and civic organizations, including the The Culturettes Chapter 10 of the Ohio Association of Beauticians, Alpha Chi Pi Omega Sorority and Fraternity, Inc., Rose of Sharon Chapter No. 56 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and The Cupidettes Club, Inc. Among her many recognitions, Willa was named as an Honorary Member of the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. She was also a passionate cook, who enjoyed entertaining and preparing delicious meals for her family and friends. A lady of beauty, class, and graciousness, Willa lived by the principles "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you," and "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." Preceded in death by husbands,Albert Starks, Sr. and Mack McCray, son Albert Starks, Jr., parents Willie and Webber Winters, sisters Edessa Greene and Florida Gulley, and grandchildren Derrick Pullien and Natalie Renee Brown. Survived by daughters, Brenda Starks (Robert) Pullien and Regina "Tina" Starks (Allen) Rouse; "Earth-daughters," Dr. Frances James (Eugene) Brown and Queen Reese; 20 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives; and dear friends, including Leona Wade, Jettie Crump, and Emogene Berry. Celebration of Life 11 a.m., Monday, May 2, 2016 at Trinity Baptist Church, 461 St. Clair Ave., where her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the start of service. Rev. Dr. Victor M. Davis, officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To sign Willa's online memory book and express condolences to her family, please visit ww.diehl-whittaker.com/obits
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 1, 2016
McCreary, Dorman "Frank"  
McCreary Dorman "Frank" McCreary, 80, of Columbus, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Heartland Nursing Center under Hospice care. He was born August 26, 1935 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of the late James L. McCreary and Dorothy (Butler) McCreary. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by siblings William McCreary, Louis McCreary, George McCreary, Joseph McCreary, James R. McCreary and sister Janice McCreary. He retired from the Columbus Public School system with over 30 years of service. Frank was known to his nieces and nephews as "Uncle Frank". Left to cherish his memory are Frank's siblings, Marvin McCreary, Carolyn McCreary, Senie Saunders, Phillip McCreary; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 1 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME NE CHAPEL, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Frank will be remembered for his Jazz Prowess, quick wit and amazing since of humor. He will be dearly missed by who had the privilege to have known him. Yea!!
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 7, 2016
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