Barbara A. (Constantine) Easterwood, age 78, of Maumee, passed away on Sunday, April 9.
Born in Maumee on December 27, 1938, she enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, reading and traveling to Tennessee with her brother and sisters.
Surviving are her daughter, Debye, of Toledo; sons, John (Andrea), Randy and Scott, all of Maumee; sisters, Sue Petry, Sharon (Art) Harbaugh and Donna (Terry) Drewyor; brother, Gary (Debbie) Constantine; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Easterwood; parents; two sons; one grandson; and two brothers.
Visitation and services took place on April 13 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. Interment will be private at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Maumee.
James C. “Jim” Hanson, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 11.
Born and raised on the Hanson family farm in Framingham, Mass. (in the family for more than 100 years), he was an accomplished athlete in football, hockey and baseball and was recognized in his senior year as the top high school athlete in the city of Framingham. Mr. Hanson served his country in the U.S. Army’s 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment of the 11th Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., earning his parachutist jump wings. His career spanned that of a leader of store operations for King’s Department stores in the early days of discount retail to a latter career as an insurance agent with Farm Bureau. He lived in the Toledo-Perrysburg area for 29 years and was an active member of his Lutheran church. He loved sports, was an accomplished golfer and spread his love of the game to his daughter and granddaughters. He was a dedicated husband and father and his leadership made those around him and in his care better.
Mr. Hanson is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kathleen; son, Matthew; daughter, Deborah; grandchildren, Lauren, Blake and Kasey; brother, Dan; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Gordon, Kenneth, Charles and George.
Services will be private. Arrangements were handled by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee.
Dennis C. “Denny” Oliver, age 63, of Maumee, passed away on Tuesday, April 11.
Born on August 3, 1953 to Virgil and Jean (Murray) Oliver, he graduated from Perrysburg High School and was employed by McKee Foods. He had many passions and talents, including the Miami Dolphins, cooking, scuba diving, hunting and the finer things in life, such as a good cigar and single malt scotch. Mr. Oliver was a proud father who enjoyed watching his son Grant play soccer, appreciating his vantage point in the announcer booth for the Anthony Wayne Generals. He was extremely proud of his son Greg and his accomplishment of graduating from Bowling Green State University. He shared his love, knowledge and passion for marine mammals with Greg.
Surviving are his loving wife of 28 years, Jenny (Reno); sons, Greg and Grant; brothers, Gordy (Diana) and Virgil Oliver; aunt, Patricia Hemple; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Melvin.
Family and friends were received on April 14 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where funeral services were conducted on April 15.
Frank P. McClure, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, surrounded by family.
Born in Wooster, Ohio on October 19, 1926 to John and Helen McClure, he was a caring, intelligent and athletic individual. Throughout his life, he participated in baseball, football (including a year at Purdue), tennis, swimming, a little golf and wrestling. After leaving Wooster for college, he adapted easily, eventually earning three bachelor’s degrees from Purdue University. While at Purdue, he also served his country as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve and was an NCAA bridge champion. When he finally started working in his chosen field as a civil engineer, Mr. McClure spent his entire professional career at Jones and Henry in Toledo, with one exception. He was the first superintendent of the new Sandusky Wastewater Treatment Plant for one year when it went online in the early 1960s. He specialized in solving hydraulic issues, using a straightforward and logical approach.
Although he was an avid bridge player, Mr. McClure refused to teach his children to play, not wanting them to lose so much time to a game. He took up tennis in his 40s and played into his 80s, quitting only once he started losing sight of the ball in blind spots caused by macular degeneration. He had a productive midlife crisis, both quitting smoking and taking up windsurfing during his 50s. After giving up tennis, he walked every day and swam seasonally, including across Stony Lake at YMCA Storer Camps a conservative estimate of 140 times and another 800-plus miles at YMCA Bowman Pool.
At age 85, Mr. McClure hiked the shoreline of his beloved Stony Lake. He practiced his faith at several churches through the years, finding the most strength by participating in men’s small group meetings. In retirement, he also enjoyed working in his garden, which always included broccoli and pole beans. He supported and cared for all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved attending their performances and events and was very proud of their many accomplishments.
Preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 61 years, Naomi (Powell) McClure, and siblings, Marilyn Molinaro and John McClure, Mr. McClure is survived by his children, Philip (Bridget) McClure, John (Katie) McClure, Rebecca (Larry) Spencer and Andrew (Lisa) McClure; grandchildren, Sean and Shannon Spencer and Ian, Padraic, Connor, Cale, Tierney and Natalie McClure; and great-grandchildren, Spencer and Savannah Opsincs.
Family and friends were received on April 14 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. A memorial service was conducted on April 15 at First Baptist Church in Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to YMCA Storer Camps/McClure Family Endowment Fund at 6941 Stony Lake Rd., Jackson MI, 49201.
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