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 Oldtimers
For more than 40 years he filled many roles for Miami Township, including
firefighter, emergency squad member and mechanic. As the Townships
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 Townships 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
Friends may visit with the family Thursday (today), 68 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. Pauls Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oldtimers Club Love Cupboard,
in care of Wendall and Wilda Anderson, 3071 East Spring Valley-Paintersville
Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385.
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
He will be missed for his gentle nature, his wry sense of humor and generous
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 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
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.
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
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
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 ones choice.
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 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. Margarets
Episcopal Church in Dayton, with interment at Dayton National Cemetery.
The House of Wheat Funeral Home in Dayton was in charge of arrangements.
Charles Elliott Spencer died Tuesday, March 25, in Cedarville. He was
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 masters 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
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.