Raymer Cecil “Lee” LeMasters, age 69, of Whitehouse, died on Tuesday, September 9.
Mr. LeMasters is survived by his loving wife, two sons, one daughter and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
A celebration of life service took place on September 13 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Attn: Laura Ferraiolo, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104; or the American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Dr., Suite B., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Jay Lorenzo Snyder, age 80, of Maumee, passed away on Saturday, September 13.
Born in Toledo to George Snyder and Hazel White on May 22, 1934, he was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy who served on the U.S.S. Abbot in the Korean War. A life member of the VFW 3338 and a member of the American Legion Post 320 in Maumee, Mr. Snyder made all the wood flag display cases, many woodworking projects and many other projects, along with Walter Corron, for the benefit of the Post. He worked for more than 34 years at GM Powertrain, retiring in 1995 as a journeyman sheet metal worker, and was a proud member of UAW Local 14, for which he held an elected position as recreational director for 27 years.
Along with many others, Mr. Snyder was instrumental in helping to create the UAW/GM Park on Jackman Road behind the plant. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports and had season tickets for many years at The University of Toledo, watching football and basketball games. He married Nancy Presser on September 3, 1960, and they traveled extensively with their good friends, Melvin and Ruth Moulton, going on seven houseboat trips, driving out West, to Nova Scotia and down the East Coast, taking a cruise to Hawaii and transporting motor homes to Alaska.
Preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly, and his parents, he is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Cheryl (Steve Nagy); son, Todd (Lori) Snyder; sister, Barbara Miklosek; grandchildren, Alexis Hiltz, Samantha Hiltz and Andrew Snyder; great-grandchildren, Elijah and Sariya; brother-in-law, Chuck (Dorene) Presser; and son-in-law, Scott Hiltz.
Friends and family will be received for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. and a service at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19 at Newcomer Funeral Home on Heatherdowns Boulevard. A military service will be conducted by American Legion Post 320 and the Lucas County Burial Corps will conclude with full military honors at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43615.
Louis E. LaPlante, age 86, of Maumee, passed away on Saturday, September 13.
Born in Toledo on May 16, 1928, to Louis and Sarah (Parker) LaPlante, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. LaPlante worked for Doehler-Jarvis Corporation for 47 years, retiring in 1990. He began growing dahlias in 1957 and was a member of the American Dahlia Society, the Toledo Dahlia Society (where he was show chairman since 1976), the Michigan Dahlia Society, the Elkhart Dahlia Society, the Cleveland Dahlia Society and the Doehler-Jarvis retirees club.
Mr. LaPlante is survived by his son, Louis (Jeanne) LaPlante; daughters, Dianna (Terry) Good and Doris (Dan) Kalka; grandchildren, Jason, Scott, David, Michael, Christopher, Cassie, Shannon and Crissy; great-grandchildren, Evan, Keragan, Ally, London, Chase and Logan; brothers, Francis, James and Jerry; and sisters, Rita Bielawski, Sally Lozinski, Eva Huntzinger, Helen Yglesias and Laura Poivy. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lou; brothers, Arthur, Harvey, Henry and George; and sisters, Louise Halas, Katherine Lentz and Clara Wise.
Friends were received on September 16 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where funeral services were conducted on September 17. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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