Past Obituaries - In Loving Memory

Lovena Mae Strunk
December/8/1941 - May/24/2018
Lovena Mae Strunk, age 76, of Manchester, Ohio passed away May 24, 2018 in Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. Lovena was born December 8, 1941 in Manchester, Ohio to Minor and Mary (Taylor) Shelton. She married Joseph Strunk and she worked as a nurse’s aide for many years in the Toledo area until 1998.

Surviving are her children: Billy Ray (Frances) Strunk, Lovena (Alvin Saylor) and William Duff; stepchildren: Mary (Butch) Newton, Rosie (Ricky) Greathouse and Billy Joe (Sherry) Strunk; siblings: Robert Shelton, Gene Shelton, Carl Shelton and Myrtle Strange. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as step grandchildren and step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, daughters Shelby Jean Bloomberg and Linda Mathis, her husband Joseph Strunk and 4 siblings.



Keith Steven Cousino
November/5/1945 - May/22/2018
Keith Steven Cousino, age 72, of Toledo, entered into the loving, welcoming arms of King Jesus peacefully after a long, courageous battle with cancer on May 22, 2018 while listening to Elvis Gospel hymns, holding hands with his wife and with his family by his side. He was born November 5, 1945 to Ransom and Nora Cousino in Toledo.

After graduation from Central Catholic High School, Keith began his four-plus decade career as a boiler operator at E.I. DuPont. In his younger years, he enjoyed boating, skiing, golfing and baseball. Lately, Keith has enjoyed boating, camping, hockey games, yard work and playing Euchre. The apple of Keith’s eye were his young grandchildren, Blake, age 7, Lauren 3 ½, Annabelle 17 months and Will 16 months. His heart danced and sang joyfully just at the mention of their names, not to mention celebrating in their company, much laughter and fun times, playing with them and going to Blake’s hockey and soccer games.

Jesus was Lord of Keith’s life. Keith had a deep passion to follow Jesus. His heart’s desire was for his family and friends to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and to have a relationship with Jesus. Romans 10:9 says “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Keith is survived by his wife, Linda who fought tirelessly by his side; sons, Troy (Lindsay) Cousino, Brent (Katie) Cousino, Kyle (Dana) Cousino, Joe (Brenda) Cousino, Jeff (Gina) Cousino, Scott (Michelle) Cousino, Rob (Jen) Cousino; grandchildren, Joey, Andrew, Courtney, Jake, Sarah, Nicki, Scott, Brad, Kelsie, Abigail, Emily, Will, Blake, Lauren, Annabelle, special Goddaughter/Niece, Angel, many nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. Also mourning his passing are siblings, Phyllis, Darrel, Barbara, Forrest, Leland and Ladonna. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Wendell, Virginia, Katherine, Jesse, Calvin, Carol, and Beverly.



Mary "Joanne" Sorge
August/15/1926 - May/16/2018
Mary J. Sorge, age 91, of Toledo, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on May 16, 2018 in Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania. She was born August 15, 1926 to Frank and Emily (Davis) Brown in Millcreek, Ohio. “Joanne” worked as a beautician for 23 years in the Point Place area.
She went to be with the Lord and the rest of her family, husband, Robert; son, Richard; grandson, Rob; both parents; brothers, James and William; and sisters, Elizabeth, Sharon, and Judy. Joanne will be sadly missed by all those who loved her deeply, her sons; Michael (Waneta), and Thomas (Suzanne); grandchildren, Amy (Steve), Sarah (Scott) and Hidie; and great grandchildren, McGuire, Mollie, Ethan, Mia, Tommy, and Nolan.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, (419) 475-5055. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by interment in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Joanne’s family would like to thank her pastor, Lilanthi Ward, and friends at Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she was a member. To Brenda, her fellow beautician and friend, thank you for making her beautiful every week.
Thanks for the memories and the love you gave us. You will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence or to Aldersgate United Methodist Church.



Franklin McKinley Pasco, Jr.
April/24/1959 - May/10/2018
Franklin McKinley Pasco, Jr., age 59 of Toledo, died Friday May 11, 2018 in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born April 24, 1959 to Franklin and Louise (Hall) Pasco, Jr. in Toledo.


Services were private. Cremation has taken place.



Eva Juanita Kozlowski
November/30/1926 - May/9/2018
Eva Juanita Kozlowski, age 91 of Toledo, passed away Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Northwest Ohio Hospice Toledo. Eva had worked alongside her husband Ted at the Housman laundrymat that they owned for 48 years. She overcame many health obstacles over the years and was a caregiver to Ted for eight years. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Ted, her parents, four brothers and three sisters. Left to cherish her memories are caring and wonderful nieces and nephews. God bless you all, Auntie Eva.


Eleanor Ann Miller
April/27/1923 - May/2/2018
leanor Ann Miller, age 95 of Toledo, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Merit House Nursing Home in Toledo. She was born April 27, 1923 to Walter and Sadie (Szczublewski) Molinski in Toledo. Eleanor was a lifetime member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church and was a volunteer for their church Polish Festival. On November 16, 1940, she married Michael Miller in St. Hedwig Catholic Church, a union lasting until his passing in 1998. She worked for S.S. Kresge Store for over 20 years, was a lifetime member of the St. Francis Guild and also was a Detroit Tigers fan.

Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Michael; sisters, Therese Molinski, Henrietta “Hank” Widanka; and brother, Walter Molinski. Mourning her passing are her daughter, Patricia (James) Bieniek; sons, Robert (Marilyn) Miller, and Richard (Sharon) Miller; sister-in-law, Marie Molinski; nephew, Gary; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.



Daniel J. Klosowski
December/10/1946 - April/26/2018
Daniel J. Klosowski, age 71, of Toledo, died Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Concord Care Center in Toledo. He was born December 11, 1946 to Joseph and Alice (Kleparek) Klosowski in Toledo. Dan previously lived in the Polish Village in north Toledo and worked for Chrysler.
Dan was preceded in death by both parents, brother, Thomas, and step-mother, Lucy Klosowski. He is survived by cousin, Frank S. Klosowski.



Sally Anne (Coci/Thomas) Franklin
February/6/1960 - April/27/2018
Sally Anne Franklin, age 58, passed away peacefully on April 27 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio after complications following cancer surgery. She was born on February 6, 1960 to Joseph Coci and Kathleen (Klingbeil) MacGregor.

Her passions in life were supporting her son, Dane and his many accomplishments, evident when she was cheering as he coached Whitmer football and Notre Dame Academy basketball. She enjoyed spending nights out dancing with her ‘dancing buddies’. Additionally, she spent time daily in her prayer chair and embraced photography especially in nature.

Sally’s daily mantra after she left her prayer chair was to ask God to show her somebody that she could make a difference in his or her life. Her final wishes to those she leaves behind, ‘Always take time to be a friend to someone in need and never miss a chance to dance.’ She will always remain your prayer warrior, just in a different location.

Sally is survived by her son, Dane Franklin, former husband Brian Franklin, mother Kathleen MacGregor (Tim), siblings Kim Marie Duran, Toni Thomas, Joni Coci, Phil Thomas (Alice Hamons), Dane Thomas (Amy Petersen), many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. She joins her father Joseph, her grandparents, Sam and Lucille Coci, and Alivin and Eileen Klingbeil.

She will be deeply missed by everyone whose life she touched.



David Alan Martinez
March/10/1953 - April/24/2018
David Alan Martinez age 65 of Toledo passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018 in his residence. David was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 10, 1953 to Prospecto and Irma (Homer) Martinez. David was an accomplished guitarist; He had music in his heart, soul and mind all the time. David also was a "jack of all trades" and could complete task's many couldn't. His parents preceded him in death. David is survived by his forever fiancé Janet Mruk, children Shannon LaBelle(Scott Shaw), Jonathan Martinez (Val Swicegood), Anthony (Kristy) Martinez, Amy Martinez, Michael Bash (Jeanette Capler) sister Linda Mruk, brother Michael (Kim) Martinez, and many loving grand children, great grand kids, nieces, nephews, cousins, and life long friends.


Chester P. Zapadka
July/24/1939 - April/16/2018
hester P. Zapadka, age 78, of Sylvania, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at home. He was born to Wladyslaw and Antonina (Banul) Zapadka on July 24, 1939 in Krakow, Poland. Chet and his family emigrated to the United States aboard the S.S. Ernie Pyle in 1947. A graduate of the Woodward High School, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts and Education from the University of Toledo in 1962 and 1967 respectively.

Chet subsequently taught Science, Industrial Arts and History, among other subjects at Bedford High School, ultimately becoming vice principal. Following his retirement from teaching in the early 90's, his knowledge of and passion for wine led him to opening The Vineyard and The Vineyard II wine shops along with his friend, Sue St. John. Additionally he worked as Wine Manager at the former Churchill’s grocery store on Central Avenue. In Chester’s time away from work, he enjoyed buying and fixing up properties, which led him to pursuing a real estate license. For leisure, Chet enjoyed traveling to Europe, Las Vegas, the Napa Valley region, Florida and New York. Those who knew him would describe him as humorous, sometimes sarcastic, always loyal, and above all else, a devoted husband.

Chester is preceded in death by his parents, three siblings, and wife, Judith. He is survived by his children: David Zapadka, Anne Marie Zapadka Murray, Michael Wilmoth, Laura (Tim) Mason, and Julia Zapadka; sister, Charlotte Andrews, and six grandchildren.



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