October 2, 2003



Stephen Nehez

Lt. Col. Stephen M. Nehez of Yellow Springs died Monday, Sept. 29, at Greene Memorial Hospital. He was 84.

He was born on Aug. 19, 1919, in East St. Louis, Mo., the son of Stephen and Anna Nehez. Following his birth, his family moved to McKeesport, Penn. He graduated from Waynesburg College and taught classes at McKeesport High School until 1941, when he was drafted into the Air Force.

In 1943, he was sent to a base in Great Falls, Mont., where the 390th Bombardment Group was activated. Following training, he was transferred to Suffolk, England, until the end of the war in 1945.

Following the war, he earned an engineering degree at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh and was offered a job at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron.

He was a member of St. Stephen’s Hungarian Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport, where he met his wife, Helen, whom he married on June 10, 1950. In 1951 he was recalled into service as a Korean retread and stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where he also joined the Reserves. He continued to work at the base until his retirement in 1979. He received numerous achievement awards during his tenure at Wright-Patt.

He also enjoyed teaching at Clark State Community College.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Stephen M. Nehez Jr.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Margaret, James and Valborg, and Nicholas and Eva; cousins, James, Anna, Caspar and Mary.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; his daughter, Loretta of Ukiah, Calif.; one son, Paul, and his fiancée, Marty Reed of Yellow Springs; his brother, Alex of Michigan; and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.

The family will receive friends today (Thursday), 5–7 p.m., in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home in Yellow Springs. People are invited to share their memories and stories of Steve at 6:30 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, with Fr. Joseph Raudabaugh officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. A reception will immediately follow at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 304 Phillips Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.

Howard Miller

Howard E. Miller, a resident of Friends Care Community, died Sunday, Sept. 28, in Community Hospital in Springfield. He was 96.

He was born in Springfield on Oct. 6, 1906, the son of Newton and Ida (Johnson) Miller.

He was retired after more than 30 years as a machinist with Robbins & Myers. He was a member of Emery Chapel United Methodist Church and served as a custodian for many years. He was also active for a number of years with the Boy Scouts.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Dale and Kenneth Miller; grandson David Miller; brother, Arthur Miller; and sister, Ruth Lindeman.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Wilma Miller; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Clark Griffith of Yellow Springs; daughter-in-law, Wilene Miller of Springfield; grandchildren, Michael Miller, Lisa Miller, Leah Lind, Rob Lind, Mary Oakley, Diane Long and Jay Lynn Harmount; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Conroy Funeral Home with the Rev. William Kelley officiating. Burial was in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Friends Care Community.

Angela Simonton

Angela A. Simonton of Springfield died Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Community Hospital. She was 80.

She was born on April 24, 1923, in Springfield, the daughter of John T. and Agnes (Bennett) Sheridan.

She worked at the Thermometer Corporation of America and was the past owner of the Stylist Beauty Salon. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, fraternal order of Eagles 397 Auxiliary, Women of the Moose 429, Veterans of Foreign Wars 1031 Auxiliary, the Union Club and Eagles REAC Club. She was a cofounder of the annual St. Patrick Parade and luncheon at St. Joseph Church and the Lady Ancient Order of Hibernians.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers John W. Matthew Sr. and Anthony “Tiny” Sheridan; and grandsons Robbie and Eric Kriegbaum.

She is survived by her son, Joseph Kriegbaum; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Doris Sheridan; grandchildren, Bridget, John, Georganna, Julie and Erin; three great-grandchildren; and nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews.

A funeral mass was held Sept. 26 in St. Joseph Church. She was buried in St. Paul Cemetery in Yellow Springs.

Memorial service for Sharon Dalrymple

A memorial service will be held for family and friends of Sharon Dalrymple on Friday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., at the Glen Helen Building.

Dalrymple died Thursday morning, Sept. 18, in Hospice of Dayton after an illness of several months. She was 58.