April 3, 2003
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Harold Finn
Harold Joseph Finn of Yellow Springs died Monday, March 31. He was 68.
He was born on July 13, 1934, in Yellow Springs, the son of Thomas and Josephine (Phillips) Finn.
He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and belonged to the Oldtimer’s Club.
For more than 40 years he filled many roles for Miami Township, including firefighter, emergency squad member and mechanic. As the Township’s mechanical wiz, he maintained 18 trucks, including 13 firetrucks. In addition, he kept a police scanner in his house and made almost every run with Miami Township Fire-Rescue until the early 1990s.
For 20 years, he served as the Township’s road superintendent, a position he held until he retired in 1999.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Ronald Finn.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha (See) Finn; a daughter, Donna Battle of Yellow Springs; three sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Lynn Finn of Yellow Springs, Robert Finn of Fairborn, and Tony Finn of Miami; one brother, James T. Finn of Yellow Springs; two sisters, Peggy Ann Hull and Rita Finn, both of Xenia; three grandchildren, Tyrone Battle, Sarah Finn and Matthew Finn, all of Yellow Springs; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family Thursday (today), 6–8 p.m., in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home in Yellow Springs. Services will be held tomorrow (Friday), 11 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oldtimer’s Club Love Cupboard, in care of Wendall and Wilda Anderson, 3071 East Spring Valley-Paintersville Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385.

Kenneth Corry
Kenneth Robert Corry died Monday, March 31, at Salinas Memorial Hospital, Calif., following two months of acute illness. He was 61.
Ken was born Dec. 4, 1941, in West Liberty, at the home of his great-grandfather.
He attended his junior and senior years at and graduated from Bryan High School in 1959. He graduated from college in North Carolina and from Air Force Officers Training School in Texas.
He retired in 1978 after 13 years in the Air Force, where he served as captain and navigator on an AC130 in the Vietnam War. He was employed by Monterey County, Calif., where he had lived for the past 13 years.
He was an accomplished punster. He loved nature, philosophy and music, and returned to his childhood home on Allen Street in Yellow Springs often to visit.
He will be missed for his gentle nature, his wry sense of humor and generous spirit.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene L. Corry, and his grandparents.
He is survived by his wife, Donelia of Monterey, Calif.; his mother, Mary E. Corry of Yellow Springs; two sisters, Mary Jane Short and her husband, Bill, of Yellow Springs, and Martha J. Givens and her husband, William, of Enon; three nieces, two nephews, one great-niece, one great-nephew, and an extended loving family of aunts, cousins and many close friends.
A private burial will be held in Monterey, Calif.

George Muldrow
George E. Muldrow of Springfield died on Sunday, March 30, in Heartland of Springfield. He was 85.
He was born March 12, 1918, in Wilmington, N.C., the son of William and Emily (White) Muldrow.
Mr. Muldrow served in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Morris Bean & Company, where he work for more than 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Fleta Muldrow; two sisters, Thelma Cash and Lillian Pinkney; and one brother, Lloyd Muldrow.
He is survived by one daughter, Emily Muldrow of Detroit; grandchild, Crystal Muldrow of Oak Park, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held tomorrow (Friday), 10 a.m.–noon, at the Porter-Qualls Funeral Home Springfield Chapel, with the family present at 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at noon in the funeral home, with the Rev. Carl Hutchins officiating. He will be buried in Dayton National Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

Charles Friend Jr.
Retired Major Charles W. Friend Jr. died Saturday, March 22, at Southeast Missouri Hospital following a brief illness. He was 55.
Major Friend was born June 12, 1947, in Fairborn, the son of Charles and Peggy Friend.
He graduated in 1965 from Greenon High School in Enon and attended Ohio University. He was commissioned as an Army engineer officer in 1967 and became green beret and airborne jump master-qualified before serving tours of duty in Vietnam. Major Friend was awarded two Silver Stars, two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star for Valor, the Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry and numerous other awards for bravery in battle.
He served as Army advisor to the 203rd National Guard Engineer Battalion in Joplin, Mo., prior to serving with HHC, 135th Engineer CBT GP in Cape Giradeau until his retirement in 1987.
From 1987 to 1993, he was vice president of Honest Abe Construction in Jackson, Mo. In 1993, he joined Delta Companies as president of its Apex Paving, Inc., a position he held until his death.
He and Margaret Foster were married Feb. 28, 1970, at Fort Leonard Wood.
Friend was active in youth sports in Cape Giradeau and coached a number of teams. He was recently named Southeast Missouri Senior Olympic Racquetball Champion.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; his son, Charles Champion Friend; his parents; five siblings, Helen Southall of Columbus, Susie Friend of Phoenix, Edlene Flannery of Yellow Springs, Sandra Friend of Surfside, Fla., and Paul E. Friend of Catharpin, Va.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 29, at Burcham Funeral Home in Fairborn. Burial was in Enon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri or the charity of one’s choice.

Mildred Salyer
Mildred A. Salyer of Cedarville died Thursday, March 27, at her home. She was 65.
She was born May 14, 1937, in Sabina, the daughter of Esty Willard and Jennie (Mendenhall) Spurlock.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, William Hewitt and Rob Hewitt; and a brother, Richard Spurlock.
She is survived by her children, Lester and Sheila Hewitt of Cedarville, Margaret Hamilton of Jamestown, Peggy and Louis Henry of Lakeview, Janie and Albert Boblitt of Clifton and Carl Hewitt of Cedarville; grandchildren, Tonya, Alysia, Carey, Laura, Bill, Angie, Sonya, Missy, Lisa, Bob, Louie, David, Harley, Josh, Jessy, Alan, Amy, Carl Jr., Crystal and Angel; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Aileen and Orlyn Rose of Xenia, Margaret and Ronald King of Xenia, Helen and Gayne Rose of Xenia and Dorothy Potts of Xenia.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. McColaugh Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Richard B. Woodward
Richard B. Woodward of Dayton, formerly of Yellow Springs, died Monday, March 24, at Maria Joseph Living Care Center in Dayton. He was 76.
He was a native of Steelton, Pa., and had been a Dayton resident for a number of years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired employee of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
He lived in Yellow Springs from 1966 to the early 1980s. He was very active in the community and was a member of several organizations, including local Parent Teacher Organizations, the Yellow Springs Lions Club and the Optimist Club. He attended Christ Episcopal Church in Xenia and his children are all graduates of Yellow Springs High School.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Winifred Woodward.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lovie E. Woodward; his daughters and son-in-law, Colette Strickland, Michelle and Gerald Griffith and Gayle Simmons; grandchildren, Sara Strickland, Richard Michael Strickland and Trevon Baker; special aunts, Delmonte Sloane and Ann Schrader; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 31, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Dayton, with interment at Dayton National Cemetery. The House of Wheat Funeral Home in Dayton was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Spencer
Charles Elliott Spencer died Tuesday, March 25, in Cedarville. He was 94.
He was born in Springfield, the son of Charles and Cora (Gill) Spencer.
He was a graduate of Springfield High School. He received a bachelor of science from Cedarville College in 1933, and a master’s of chemical engineering from Ohio State University.
He worked as a research chemist for Industrial Rayon in Covington, Va., and Aluminum Company of America in New Kensington, Pa.
Mr. Spencer and his wife, Doris (Swaby) Spencer, returned to Ohio in 1945, where they began farming near Clifton, and farmed until retirement. He lived with the Sweet family for the past three years. Mr. Spencer was an active member of the Clifton United Presbyterian Church and was a 4-H Club advisor for the Clifton Flying Farmers for a number years.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Doris; his parents; and six brothers and sisters, Myrtle Rosenberry (Frank), John Spencer (Bertha), Lida Dickerson (Roy), Martin Luther Spencer (Helen), Laura Price (Paul), and Cora Sheridan (Foster).
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Charles Alfred and Janet Spencer of Bangor, Maine; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and William Sweet of Berea; granddaughters, Lisa Marie Spencer, Berlin, Germany, Rebecca Sweet Saldirdak (Gokhan) of New York City and Sarah Jane Sweet of Berea; grandchildren, Charles Edward and Debra Spencer of Billerica, Mass., and Robert Spencer Sweet of Berea; a great-grandson, Arman William Saldirdak of New York City; and a number of other family members.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Clifton United Presbyterian Church, 187 North Jackson Street, Clifton, OH 45316. The Rev. Arby Conn will conduct a memorial service in the church in May.

Memorial service for Lila Templin
A memorial service for Lila Templin will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2 p.m., at Rockford Chapel. She died Dec. 5, 2002.
Lila Templin lived in Yellow Springs from 1946 to 1987. All members of her extended family will be present at the memorial service and hope that all who knew Lila will attend.