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DETTY Lucille “Lu” Lucille “Lu” Detty, 85, of Genoa died early Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016, at the Genoa Retirement Village. Lu was born October 9, 1930 in Millbury, Ohio to William and Edna (Kopfman) Schanke. She was a 1948 graduate of Salem-Oak Harbor High School. Lu married Benton “Ben” Detty in Angola, Indiana on August 1, 1951. She worked as an assignment clerk for the telephone company, where she began as an operator for the former Northern Ohio Telephone, which then became GTE. After working various other positions, she retired from Verizon, now known as Frontier. For her whole life, Lu's home and family were always the most important. Surviving Lu are her husband, Ben; daughter, Kim (Gary) Sosnowicz, of Toledo; grandsons, Anthony Sosnowicz of Holland and Nicolas Sosnowicz of Toledo; and brothers-in-law, Jim Dutton of Milford, CT, Joe (Fern) Detty of Londonderry, OH; along with several nieces and nephews. Lu was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Marian Dutton. Visitation for Lucille will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa. The funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 1, 2016, at the funeral home followed by interment in Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. Memorials for Lu may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551 or Genoa Retirement Village Center, 300 Cherry St., Genoa, OH 43430. Online condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com As published in The Blade
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Daniel Dionyssiou, a worker since childhood at the family business, Rudy's Hot Dog, whose repartee and warmth drew customers to his Alexis Road location, died Saturday in a motor vehicle crash. He was 63. Mr. Dionyssiou was eastbound on State Rt. 120 in Fulton County's Royalton Township about 12:10 a.m. when his vehicle traveled off the south side of the road, state troopers said. He was thrown from his vehicle as it overturned. He was driving a Jeep Wrangler - orange, in support of the Philadelphia Flyers, his daughter, Mara, said. His father, Andreas, and his Uncle Harry are presidents of Rudy's Hot Dog, founded in 1920 by their uncle, Rudy Poturedes. Each location is owned by a family member. Mr. Dionyssiou started working at the Sylvania Avenue restaurant and became owner of the Rudy's on Alexis in 1984. "Once we opened our Alexis Rudy, that was his, because he earned it," said his sister, Paula, who manages the Monroe Street location. "My brother was so liked, perfect strangers have approached me and given me their condolences." Regulars looked for his orange Jeep as they drove past his restaurant. "He was the person people go there to see," said his daughter, who oversees sales of Rudy's hot dog sauce and chili. "What my dad learned from my grandfather is you're running a business, but you're forming relationships with your customers. They want to come there to eat your food - and for the camaraderie. My dad had a joke for you every time." Often he tried "to make people feel better out of a bad situation," his sister said. "He had these instantaneous jokes." He made employees feel like family, his sister said. His daughter's friends considered him a father figure. "Rarely did anyone I meet in my adult life not know him, and if they didn't I'd say, you have to meet him," said his daughter, who with her husband, Randy, helps run the Alexis location. Mr. Dionyssiou wore his hair long, a tribute to his late son, Andreas. He was a fan of the Beatles, the MC5, the Ramones, and Motorhead. He liked seeing bands perform and most recently followed the Deadly Vipers, from Detroit, which his daughter described as a "chick hipster grunge band. They have an old-school twist, and I think that's why my dad was attracted to them," she said. He also enjoyed casino and racetrack visits. "He did what he liked and wore what he wanted," his daughter said. "He looked like who he was." He was born May 14, 1953, to Joan and Andreas Dionyssiou. He attended DeVilbiss High School and was a graduate of Sylvania High School. He attended the University of Toledo and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. His son, Andreas, died July 7, 2005. He was formerly married to Michelle Nadrasik Mains. Surviving are his daughter, Mara Lizcano; parents, Andreas and Joan Dionyssiou; sister, Paula Dionyssiou, and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, with Trisagion prayers at 7 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, where he was a member. The family suggests tributes to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in support of Team Dre, named in support of his late son, for the Out of the Darkness Toledo Walk at outofthedarkness.org , or to Holy Trinity. This is a news story by Blade staff writer Mark Zaborney. Contact him at mzaborney@theblade.com or 419-724-6182.
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