In Memoriam

The OFDA staff extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to those who have lost a loved one, family member, or friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Online OFDA memoriams are limited to those within the membership and their immediate family members. They will remain online for two years from posting date.

Please email Andrew Allman death notices and include complete information, along with a contact name and telephone number. If a death notice has been published online, please include the link.

If you are notifying us of the death of an immediate family member, please state his/her relationship to the funeral director and affiliation to the funeral home.

Death notices will be considered for publication on the OFDA website, The Digital Director e-newsletter and membership email notification.

05/31/2024

Obituary for Carol J. Recker

Mother and Mother-in-Law of OFDA Members, Jim and Lisa Recker

05/22/2024

Obituary for Robert "Bob" R. Watt

Funeral Service Associate at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home

05/20/2024

Obituary for Marilyn K. Walker

Mother of OFDA Past President, Keith A. Walker, CFSP, Owner of Walker Funeral Homes

05/17/2024

Obituary for Denise L. Mercier

Funeral Director and Manager of Geo. H. Rohde & Son Funeral Home

04/30/2024

Obituary for Mary L. King

Grandmother of Dana Ivins, Care Center Manager and Funeral Director at Busch Funeral Homes

04/29/2024

Obituary for D. Michael Wotring

Father-in-Law of Charles Wilson, OFDA President-Elect and Owner of Schlup-Pucak & Wilson Funeral Home

04/12/2024

Obituary for Terrance J. “Terry” Reardon

OFDA Past President, Husband of Judy Higgins-Reardon, Father of Terrance B. Reardon, all of Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Inc.

04/01/2024

Obituary for Mary Cipollone

Sister of Bob Mihovk of Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home

03/06/2024

Obituary for Carol Dawn Puckett

Mother of Leichia Davis, Funeral Director and Co-Owner of Roger W. Davis Funeral Home

03/05/2024

Obituary for Richard Karl Gillman

Retired Operator and Owner of Gillman Funeral Home

03/04/2024

Obituary for John "Jack" St. John

Retired Funeral Director, Brother of Charles K. St. John, all of St. John Funeral Home

02/21/2024

Obituary for George Linder

Retired Funeral Director from Yurch Funeral Home

02/20/2024

Obituary for Elizabeth J. Schaffer

Mother of Larry Schaffer, Grandmother of Rachael Schaffer, of Eggleston-Meinert-Pavely Funeral Home; Mother of Dan Schaffer, Grandmother of Hanna Schaffer, of Schaffer Funeral Home

02/14/2024

Obituary for Cecily Anne Johnson

Daughter of Thomas E. and Barbara A. Caliman and Sister of J. Richard Caliman, all Owners of Caliman Funeral Service

02/13/2024

Obituary for Eric J. Sparks

Funeral Director and Embalmer at Snyder Funeral Homes

02/09/2024

Obituary for Richard Earl Wise

Father of Sara Wise, Funeral Director and Embalmer at Latek & Rybicki Funeral Home

01/31/2024

Obituary for Harold J. Vroman

Father of Mark Merz, OFDA Past President and Edwin “Mick“ Merz, Funeral Director at Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home

01/30/2024

Obituary for Norayne L. McCreery

Funeral Director and Owner of Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home

01/30/2024

Obituary for Anna Quint Treboni

Owner/President of John Quint Treboni Funeral Home

01/24/2024

Obituary for Mavis Lambert

Mother-in-law of Randy Van Hove, Embalmer at Busch Funeral Home and Crematory Services

01/22/2024

Obituary for Thomas F. Rospert

Former employee of Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, father and father-in-law of Dan and Belinda Rospert, Owners and Funeral Directors of Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home

01/21/2024

Obituary for Virginia Sue (Smith) Roberts

Sister-in-law of Tim Roberts, Owner and Funeral Director of Roberts Funeral Home

01/18/2024

Obituary for Brett W. Cunningham

Retired Funeral Director and Past Mortuary Response Team Member

01/15/2024

Obituary for Marilyn A. Bartek

Mother of Julia A. Sullivan, Funeral Director at Schoedinger Funeral Service

01/15/2024

Obituary for Joseph E. Sexton, Sr.

Grandfather of Richard Michael Williams, Funeral Director and Owner of R.M. Williams Funeral Service

01/11/2024

Obituary for James Brown

Employee of Newcomer Funeral Homes

01/10/2024

Obituary for Joyce Bican

Grandmother of Amy Bican, Funeral Director at Bican Brothers Funeral Home

01/10/2024

Obituary for Sharon Darlene Lemke

Sharon Lemke, Wife of George Lemke, Past Executive Director of the Casket and Funeral Supply Association

01/09/2024

Obituary for Walter E. Martens, Jr.

Owner and Retired Funeral Director of Walter Martens and Sons Funeral Home

01/04/2024

Obituary for Bert Tomon

Retired Funeral Director and Attorney of Tomon Funeral Home

01/03/2024

Obituary for Thomas Gibson Blackstone

Retired Funeral Director and Owner, Father of Kathleen Blackstone-Tomasino and Grandfather of Danielle Altaffer, all of Blackstone Funeral Home

12/22/2023

Obituary for Tom Johnson

Board of Directors, Past Presidents, State Association Executives, FSF Trustees, NFDA Past Board Members, and NFDA staff

12/05/2023

Obituary for Herman J. Baur

Father-in-law of William Wappner of Wappner Funeral Directors and OFDA Past President

12/04/2023

Obituary for John William "Jack" Moquin

Owner and Father of Timothy Moquin, both of Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home

11/22/2023

Obituary for Larry Fields

Retired Employee of Cotner Funeral Home

11/07/2023

Obituary for Daniel "Danny" Hutcheson

Past President of the Georgia Funeral Directors' Association

11/02/2023

Obituary for David A. Latta

Funeral Director/Embalmer at Newcomer Cremations, Funeral & Receptions, Toledo

10/18/2023

Obituary for John "Jack" Craciun III

Brother of Joe and Jim Craciun, both of Craciun Funeral Home

10/04/2023

Obituary for Rosmarie P. Amato

Mother-In-Law to Doug Gober of The Foresight Companies

10/03/2023

Obituary for Elizabeth Anne Tirpak

Daughter of Francine (nee Chambers) and the Late Stephen G. Tirpak, Sister of Stephen J. Tirpak, all of Chambers Funeral Home

10/02/2023

Obituary for Toby Micheal Day

Funeral Director and Director of Business Services and Educational Cremation Center at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

09/27/2023

Obituary for Adam J. Rossi Jr.

Former Owner and President of Rossi Funeral Home

09/26/2023

Obituary for Gregory A. Guttadore

Partner and COO of Administrative Systems, Inc., Third-Party Administrator of Master Trust

09/25/2023

Obituary for Don L. Brown

Retired Funeral Director and Previous Owner of Brown Funeral Home

09/21/2023

Obituary for Ty J. Dierkes

Owner and Father of Cody & Joe Dierkes, Son of Janice Dierkes, All of Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home

09/18/2023

Obituary for John Theodore Lafferty

Former Owner and Father of John R. Lafferty, both of Lafferty Funeral Home Inc.

09/14/2023

Obituary for Patricia M. "Patty" McWilliams

Mother of Tom McWilliams, Owner of McWilliams Funeral Home

09/08/2023

Obituary for Richard M. "Dick" Garee

Funeral Director at Moreland Funeral Homes

09/08/2023

Obituary for Raymond Omar Wright

Retired Funeral Director

09/05/2023

Obituary for Dana S. Bollinger

Mother of Mark Bollinger, Owner and Manager of Bollinger Funeral Goods and Services in Brunswick

09/05/2023

Obituary for George J. Kinnick

Father of Thomas E. Kinnick and Grandfather of Jillian M. Kinnick, all of Kinnick Funeral Home

08/31/2023

Obituary for Shirley Ann Hill

Mother of Susan Heller, Mother-in-law of Gary Heller, OFDA Past President, and Grandmother of Matt Heller, all of Marker & Heller Funeral Homes

08/16/2023

Obituary for Lawrence "Larry" Stuart, Sr.

President and Owner of Crematory Manufacturing & Service

08/10/2023

Obituary for Robert Lee Van Horn

OFDA Past President

07/13/2023

Obituary for Thomas D. "Tom" Rue

OFDA Past President and Father of Rob Rue, both of Littleton & Rue Funeral Home

07/11/2023

Obituary for James A. Hillis

Retired Funeral Director/Co-Owner of Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home

07/06/2023

Obituary for William Hebblethwaite

Retired Funeral Director of Brown Funeral Homes

07/06/2023

Obituary for Mary "Sue" Richards

Mother and Mother-in-Law of Stacie and Mark Whetstone, Owners of Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home

06/19/2023

Obituary for Madelyn R. Snyder

Mother of Clay and Trent Snyder, Grandmother of Chad and C.D. Ridge Snyder, Sister-in-law of Paul Snyder, and relation to other Snyder family associates with Snyder Funeral Homes

06/19/2023

Obituary for Sherri Ann DiPietro

Employee of DeJohn Funeral Home

06/19/2023

Obituary for Scott R. Chiles

Funeral Director at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services

06/14/2023

Obituary for Daniel A. Neer

Brother of Kimberly Lindsey and Brother-in-Law of OFDA Past President Walter Lindsey (Previous Co-Owners of Lindsey Funeral Home - Now Snyder Funeral Homes-Lindsey Chapel)

06/12/2023

Obituary for Harry W. Ogle

Retired Funeral Director/Owner of Smith & Ogle Funeral Home and Father of Kimberly Ogle, Funeral Director at Brown-Dawson-Flick Funeral Home

06/08/2023

Obituary for Rita A. Antinelli

Grandmother of Kaitlin Antinelli, Apprentice at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals, and Receptions

06/08/2023

Obituary for John F. "Jack" Vodrazka

Retired Funeral Director and Owner of Vodrazka Funeral Home

06/07/2023

Obituary for Jodi Lynn Wellman Sparks

Mother of Julia Wiget, Funeral Director at Roger W. Davis Funeral Home

06/06/2023

Obituary for Michael J. Jones

Brother-in-law of Patrick O'Connor, Retired Owner/Funeral Director with Schuster-Straker-O'Connor Funeral Home

05/24/2023

Obituary for Todd W. Van Beck

Former Funeral Director and Program Director at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

05/16/2023

Obituary for Molly Elizabeth Zoz

Former Funeral Director and District 5 President; Select Producer/Prearrangement Specialist with Frederick Funeral Home

05/15/2023

Obituary of Robert "Butch" Brehm

Father of Bob Brehm, Funeral Director at Eagle-Marry Funeral Home

05/15/2023

Obituary for Elizabeth "Beth" A. Williams

Funeral Director/Embalmer/Celebrant and Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Chief of Staff at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

05/15/2023

Obituary for Barry Allen Richardson

Retired Funeral Director of Webb Noonan Funeral Home and Semi-Retired Funeral Director of Weigel Funeral Home

05/01/2023

Obituary for John Alan Root

Father of Nanette (Harold) Waite, Grandfather of Christopher (Ashley) Waite, Waite Funeral Home

05/01/2023

Obituary for Norma Jean "Jeanne" Anderson

Wife of the late Donald K. Anderson, Co-owner of Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home

04/25/2023

Obituary for Delayne G. “Dee” Deitloff

Retired Funeral Director and Father of Jon Deitloff, OFDA Past President, Tobias Funeral Home

04/18/2023

Obituary for Gerald E. Foos

Father of Brian and Grandfather of Gerald "J.J." and E. Miles Foos of Foos & Foos Funeral Home

04/17/2023

Obituary for Ada Dorothy Clark

Former Owner of Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home

04/17/2023

Obituary for Susan J. Kirkland

Sister of Jonathan Kirkland and Daughter of the late Richard Kirkland, Past Owners of Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home

04/13/2023

Obituary for Mary Ellen "Mel" Webster

Wife of Robert D. Webster and Mother of Michael and Ben Webster of the Webster Funeral Home

04/06/2023

Obituary for Mary B. Pitstick

Mother-in-Law of Terry J. Summers and Grandmother of Vanessa Summers, both of Summers Funeral Home

04/06/2023

Obituary for Nancy Kay (Clarke) Thompson

Wife of the late G. William (Bill) and Mother to Todd and Tim Thompson of William Thompson & Son Funeral Home

04/05/2023

Obituary for Jason M. Ellinger

Husband of Amy Baucher, OFDA Professional Development & Events Coordinator

04/04/2023

Obituary for Shirley A. Chambers

of Chambers Funeral Home, Cleveland - wife of the late William, mother of Therese and aunt to Dan and Brian Chambers and Stephen Tirpak

03/29/2023

Obituary for John E. Robinson

Retired owner of Robinson Funeral Home

03/29/2023

Obituary for Glenna A. Gamwell

Mother-in-law of Thomas Fleming, OFDA Past President

03/29/2023

Obituary for Mary Marcovy

Sister of Michael, Patrick & Carleen Carlson of Carlson Funeral Homes

03/27/2023

Obituary for Charles Brown

Retired Funeral Director

03/23/2023

Obituary for Josette E. Lucas

Mother & Grandmother to Daniel & Zeb Lucas, Lucas-Batton Funeral Home

03/06/2023

Obituary for Geraldine "Gerri" Shopp

Wife of Steve Shopp, Longtime Secretary of the Embalmers Association of Cleveland

03/06/2023

Obituary for Norris "Pug" C. Cromes

Former Owner and Father of Retired Owner, Gary Cromes, both of Cromes Funeral Home

02/23/2023

Obituary for Lawrence N. Previte

Father of Nicholas Previte, Vitantonio-Previte Funeral Home, and Grandfather of Anthony Previte, Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home

02/16/2023

Obituary for Jeanne W. Babcock

Mother and Mother-in-Law of Mitch and Laurie Babcock, Owners of Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Inc.

02/10/2023

Obituary for Trudy Westbrock

Mother of Bryan “BJ” Westbrock, Funeral Director and Owner of Westbrock Funeral Homes

02/09/2023

Obituary for Phyllis E. Curran

Mother-In-Law of Robert Mazzarella, Owner of American Coach Sales and American Limousine Service

02/06/2023

Obituary for Lynn A. Sandrock

Funeral Director at Cox-McNulty Funeral Home

02/06/2023

Obituary for Lawrence Bagnoli

Funeral Director, Former Co-Owner, Father-in-Law of Jim Donovan, and Grandfather of James Donovan, all of Donovan Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services

01/31/2023

Obituary for Jerry Jagers

Funeral Director and Father of Tim Jagers, Co-owners of Jagers & Sons Funeral Home

01/16/2023

Obituary for Jeanne K. Hazel

Mother and Mother-in-Law of Brenda and Rick Snider; Grandmother of Abby Robinson, all of Baker-Hazel and Snider Funeral Home

01/13/2023

Obituary for Betty J. Deitloff

Mother of Jon Deitloff, OFDA Past President, Tobias Funeral Home

01/13/2023

Obituary for Edward C. Miller

Father-in-law of William Smith, Managing Funeral Director at John Quint Treboni Funeral Home

01/11/2023

Obituary for Joyce A. Hicks

Mother-in-Law of Lori Hicks, OFDA Past President, Mueller Funeral Home

12/29/2022

Obituary for Susan Lynne Schaich

Mother of Jordyn Lynne Schaich, Funeral Director at Penwell Turner Funeral Home

12/27/2022

Obituary for Thomas “Tom” Jeffrey Benz

Licensed Funeral Director and Salesman at Bass-Mollett Funeral Supply

12/22/2022

Obituary for John M. Ritondaro

Former Owner of The DeJohn Funeral Home & Crematory (formerly Ritondaro)

12/14/2022

Obituary for Marie L. Birchfield

Mother of James C. Birchfield, Owner of Birchfield Funeral Home

12/13/2022

Obituary for Joanne Brinkman

Wife of the late John Brinkman, former owner of Brinkman-Dress Funeral Home

12/08/2022

Obituary for Mary Nicastro

Sister of Diana Greenspan, Golden Considerations

12/05/2022

Obituary for William H. Shields

Retired Funeral Director and Former Owner of Shields Funeral Home

12/05/2022

Obituary for Dr. Ronald J. Reber

Father of Pamela Reber Jones, Co-Owner of Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center

11/21/2022

Obituary for John J. Gluvna

Former Owner of Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel

11/18/2022

Obituary for Richard E. Phillips

Retired Funeral Director of Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home

11/18/2022

Obituary for Jeanette Polley

Mother and Mother-in-Law of Susan Jones and Donald C. Jones, Retired Funeral Directors of Rutherford Corbin Funeral Home

11/17/2022

Obituary for H. David Scott

Brother of Ralph F. Scott, II, Owner of Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

11/16/2022

Obituary for Paul J. “PJ” Lamiell

Funeral Director and Owner of Lamiell Funeral Home

11/04/2022

Obituary for Bruce C. Redmon

Retired Funeral Director and Founder, Father of Keith Redmon, both of Redmon Funeral Home, Inc.

10/26/2022

Obituary for Donald Ray Warehime

Retired Funeral Director, Husband of Judy Warehime

10/03/2022

Obituary for Jack Denver Davis

Retired Funeral Director, Brother of the late Roger W. Davis, OFDA Past President, and Uncle of R. Scott Davis, OFDA Past President and Owner of Roger W. Davis Funeral Home

10/03/2022

Obituary for Marlene S. Bond

Funeral Director and Owner of Bond Funeral Home

09/22/2022

Obituary for Kathryn "Kathy" Sue Thompson

Mother of Catie Thompson of Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home

09/06/2022

Obituary for Joseph "Joe" T. Jagers

Funeral Director, Brother of Jerry Jagers, and Uncle of Tim Jagers, all of Jagers & Sons Funeral Home

08/29/2022

Obituary for Anthony W. Guerriero, Sr.

Retired Funeral Director/Owner, Husband of Rosemary, Father of Micheline and Terence Guerriero, all of Guerriero Funeral Home

08/24/2022

Obituary for Elizabeth "Bette" Berry

Mother of Daniel Berry of Berry-McGreevey-Martens Funeral Home, Thomas Berry of McGorray-Hanna Funeral Homes, and Sean Berry, Trade Embalmer

08/19/2022

Obituary for Judy (Sanders) Miller

Sister of Rebecca J. Krill and Sister-in-Law of J. Michael Krill, OFDA Past President, Former Co-Owners of Krill Funeral Service

08/10/2022

Obituary for Holly Cornell Bassett

Mother-in-Law of Poul Lemasters, OFDA Member

08/09/2022

Obituary for Kathleen Ann Hartman

Wife of E. Lynn Hartman, Owner of Hartman Sons Funeral Home

08/04/2022

Obituary for Timothy John Wisniewski

Brother of Tom Wisniewski, Founder of Wisniewski Funeral Home

08/03/2022

Obituary for Terrance Patrick Hennessy

Retired Funeral Director and Former Owner of Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Homes

08/01/2022

Obituary for Maxine Sanders

Mother of Rebecca J. Krill and Mother-in-Law of J. Michael Krill, OFDA Past President, Former Co-Owners of Krill Funeral Service

07/25/2022

Obituary for Paul A. Vensil

Brother and Brother-in-Law of Carl and Carolyn Vensil, Co-owners of Vensil & Chute Funeral Homes

07/20/2022

Obituary for Myron Lee Van Horn

Funeral Director and OFDA Member

07/05/2022

Obituary for Joseph Michael Nero

Funeral Director and Owner of Vito-Nero Funeral Home

06/22/2022

Obituary for Mary Kathleen “Kay” McGorray

Mother of Mary Susan McGorray, Funeral Director at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Homes