Robert Ryan Grant, age 72, formerly of Marion, N.C., passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 26.
Born on November 8, 1943 in Abingdon, Va., to L. Marshall and Eleanor Grant, he resided in Abingdon until his marriage to Melinda Mercer in 1972. Mr. Grant served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and was employed by Con-Agra Foods as a laborer for more than 25 years. He was an active member of both the American Legion Post 384 in Whitehouse and the Maumee-BG Elks 1850 in Maumee. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing and a good pipe of tobacco.
Mr. Grant was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Tim and Bill Grant; and sister, Louise Dye. He is survived by his son, Ryan (Jennifer), of Whitehouse; sisters, Eula Grant, Shirley Rhoten and Mary (Neil) Schunke; brother, James; grandchildren, Kailyn, Korbin, Kendall and Oliver Grant; former wife, Melinda Hipsher; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Hoover at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 at Hope United Methodist Church in Whitehouse. Memorial donations may be made to the burial fund established at gofundme.com/GrandpaGrant.
Mary Lynne Armstrong, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
Born in Monmouth, Ill., on January 13, 1938 to Frank and Bessie Adams, she married Frank Armstrong – her high school sweetheart – in 1959, and they were blessed with three children. She moved to Maumee in 1972 and was active in the community and a longtime supporter of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Maumee Elks Lodge. Mrs. Armstrong had many interests throughout her life. She loved to travel, whether it was exploring the East Coast on long road trips with Frank or enjoying the beach while on vacation with family and friends or at her house in Bonita Springs, Fla. She also loved to shop and was sure to get the best deal around. Most importantly, however, she lived for her family and was happiest when they were spending time together.
Left behind are her husband of 57 years, Frank Armstrong; children, Mark and Sarah Armstrong; grandchildren, Jaimi Cabrera, of Cincinnati, and Jessica Niksa, of Chicago; great-grandchildren, Max, Evelyn and Olivia Cabrera and Malina Niksa; and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Robert Armstrong.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on June 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Diana L. Summers, age 87, of Maumee, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14.
Born in Washington, D.C., on June 25, 1928 to James and Ora Belle (Cooper) Bathurst, she was a teacher in the Anthony Wayne Local Schools for 24 years, retiring in 1988. Her memberships included Maumee United Methodist Church, Lucas County and Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the Toledo Zoo and the Toledo Museum of Art.
Surviving are her sons, C. Russell (Alicia) Summers and Brian (Alice) Summers; and granddaughter, Rachel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hal Summers; and brother, Lynn Bathurst.
A memorial service was conducted on June 20 at the Maumee United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the American Cancer Society.
Ronald W. Kazmierczak, age 77, of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, June 15.
Born in Toledo on March 1, 1939 to Stanley and Hazel (Easterday) Kazmierczak, he was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for more than 42 years for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier in Maumee. For more than 50 years, he was a talented accordion player with his group, the “R.K. Trio,” which played many events in the Toledo area. He was also a loyal and dedicated sports fan of The Ohio State University.
Mr. Kazmierczak was preceded in death by his parents. He will be dearly missed by his sons, Mark (Roena), Keith (Michelle), Phil, Brian (Kirston) and Jason (Niki); grandchildren, Carol (Mike), Brian, Nicole (Davied), Charise (Ben), Sean (Amey), Shaston, Shayla and Lacy; and great-grandchildren, Brenden, Lukas, Allie, Maliyah, Jordin, Da’veon, Monica, Marie and Rylan.
Funeral services took place on June 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery, with military honors by the Lucas County Veteran Burial Corps.
Raymond Frank Corbo, age 93, of Maumee, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 18.
Born in Riverview, Mich., on May 5, 1923 to Daniel and Flora (Collins) Corbo, he moved to Maumee when he was 5, and he remained there his entire life. Along with his brother Edward, he was raised by their grandmother, Leona Collins. He graduated from Maumee High School and continued on to graduate magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Detroit. A U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was stationed in England. He married his beloved Mary (Gilmartin) on July 17, 1948; she preceded him in death after 63 years of marriage.
Mr. Corbo became a certified public accountant and started a private practice in downtown Maumee, where he served the community for 15 years. In 1968 he began his long and successful career as a stock broker. He worked for the Ohio Company for more than 20 years and retired at the age of 78 from Merrill Lynch as a vice president. He enjoyed the company of great friends and family and especially treasured his time with them golfing and playing poker. His love of life and sense of humor were in evidence to the end. Mr. Corbo was an active member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 639 and it was there that he and his wife met lifelong friends. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Maumee, where he was a past treasurer and served as president in 1990-91.
He is survived by his children, Daniel (Beth), John (Patty), Elizabeth (Dick), Michael (Diana) and Carolyn, who served as his kind caregiver during his final years; grandchildren, Sam and Sadie Corbo, Lindsay, Kelly, Charlie and Andy Corbo, Jim, Michael, John and Patrick Witter and Grace, Emily and Dan Corbo; and great-grandchildren, Ethan and Natalie Witter.
Prayers will begin at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, followed by the funeral service at St. Joseph Church in Maumee. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Capital Improvement Fund, 104 W. Broadway, Maumee, OH 43537; or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Sally Ann Weintraub, age 62, of Maumee, died on Saturday, June 18.
Born in Toledo on September 28, 1953 to Roland and Wilhelmina (Brooker) Weintraub, she had a very thoughtful, compassionate and giving nature, which complemented her well in her profession, first as an elementary school art teacher and then as a registered nurse. A member of Concordia Lutheran Church, she enjoyed painting, especially watercolors, and taking her dogs for long walks. Her greatest joys were her family, her friends and her dogs.
Ms. Weintraub is survived by her sisters, Marcia (Legaspi) Punsalan, Susan (Harold) Schwartz and Judy (Bill) Brixey; brother, Daniel; longtime partner, Scott Rice; beloved canine companion, Pumpkin; and many nieces nephews and good friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Paul; brother, Henry; and beloved canine companions, Casey and Samantha.
Funeral services were conducted on June 22 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, followed by interment in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Area Humane Society.
Wanda Mae Krupp, age 87, of Perrysburg and formerly of Toledo and Port Richey, Fla., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19.
Born in Toledo on March 20, 1929 to David and Pauline (Ring) Beehler, she was a proud graduate of Libbey High School in 1947. After high school, she worked for Kaiser Jeep as an executive secretary and attended Davis Business College to perfect her secretarial skills. She married Marion “Joe” Krupp in 1951. They loved dancing, and following Joe’s passing in 1989, she continued to enjoy dancing with her longtime boyfriend, Roland Beauchamp. When her daughter Michelle was born, Mrs. Krupp dedicated herself full time to parenting. She spent time volunteering at Michelle’s school, and she enjoyed working with her mother, her brother Doug and her sister-in-law Diane at their family-owned dance studio. Later in life, she moved to Florida, where she attended St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church. She was an active volunteer there as well as serving on the board of the Timber Oaks Condo Association. She and Roland traveled together extensively and enjoyed times in many exotic locations.
Mrs. Krupp is survived by her devoted daughter, Michelle (Eric) Klinger; grandchildren, Caitlin, James and Aaron (Hannah) Leow; dear friend and sister-in-law, Mary Belle Bentley; brother, Doug Beehler; sister-in-law, Diane; and many special nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe in 1989; and boyfriend Roland in 2014.
A Christian service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, followed by interment in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. A celebration of Mrs. Krupp’s life will take place following the burial. Memorial contributions may be directed to Partners in Education, 1500 N. Superior St., Suite 306, Toledo, OH 43604.
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