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Adam Bays
Adam Bays
Class of 2006
Passed Sep 29, 2021
Adam Michael Bays, 34, of Bellville, passed away Wednesday morning, September 29, 2021 at Ohio State University Hospital.

Adam was born February 16, 1987 in Ashland and graduated from Ontario High School. On June 9, 2013 he married Abbie Miller.

Adam worked for AK Steel.

Adam was always wearing his Cleveland Browns or Columbus Blue Jackets jerseys. They were two of his favorite sports teams and he was a faithful fan. He also enjoyed golfing, especially with his family.

An amazing dad, he loved his boys so much. Adam was a jokester, always trying to lighten the mood or make those around him laugh.

So kind hearted, Adam had a heart of gold. He was the type of friend who had your back regardless of the situation.

He is survived by his wife Abbie Bays; sons Ayden and Greyson Bays; step daughter Haylie Miller; stepson Logan Miller; father Edward (Denise) Bays; mother Janie (Curtis) Green; brother Ryan (Jamie) Bays; nieces Isabelle, Zooey, and Penelope Bays; grandparents Yvonne Curry and Rick and Donna Bond; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Richard Curry and father-in-law and mother-in-law Gregory and Sally Young.
Amanda Nutter
Amanda Nutter
Class of 1998
Passed Jun 26, 2016
Amanda Nutter, 36, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 in her Mansfield home.

She was born Dec. 14, 1979 to parents Jack and Vivian (Plank) Nutter in Mansfield and was a 1998 graduate of Ontario High School. Amanda was a dispatcher for the Lexington Police Department for 12 years and most recently worked for IBEW Electrical Union.

Above all, Amanda cherished her children. Everything she did was for her kids. Amanda loved cheering for her 16-year-old son Nik at his track meets and with 8-year-old Paradise she enjoyed doing mother-daughter manicures and pedicures.

Everyone loved Amanda; she had a quiet way about her and she was always there for her friends. She liked Coach purses and reading. Amanda preferred to keep everything spic and span — she had the gift of organization and tidiness. Her family and friends will dearly miss her helpful spirit.

Amanda attended Community Bible Church in Mansfield.

She is survived by her parents Jack and Deb Nutter of Mansfield; children Nik Nutter and Paradise Jeru, both of Mansfield; siblings Andrew, Joe (Dana), Adam (Julie), Heather (Joel), and Megan (Jeff); paternal grandmother Juanita and Smokey Burriss, of Mansfield; maternal grandparents Ed and Carolyn Maglott, of Mansfield; her best friend Kristi Boggs, of Mansfield; a special aunt Benji and her daughters Rachel and Vanessa, of Florida; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother Vivian Nutter, infant sister Andrea Nutter, paternal grandfather Jack H. Nutter, and maternal grandparents Guy and Ruth Plank.
Amy Stuckert Cunningham
Amy Stuckert Cunningham
Class of 1979
Passed Feb 06, 2022
Amy J. Cunningham, age 60, of Mansfield, died peacefully on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family- exactly the way she wanted it.

Amy was born on June 17, 1961 in Shelby. She was a 1979 graduate of Ontario High School and worked as a massage therapist and a hairdresser throughout her life. In 2004, Amy moved to Florida where she truly was so very happy. She loved the beach and the warm sun on her skin, but, most importantly, having her daughter, Angela, and grandson, Caden, accompany her in the move. She loved them so very dearly and could not have been gone from them even for the beauty of Florida. Although Florida quickly became her home, Amy returned to Ohio to be near her family during her strong battle and fight with cancer.

Amy loved shooting pool and was involved with numerous leagues and competed in many tournaments near and far. She also enjoyed flower gardening- a trait she inherited from her grandma. Ultimately, however, her number one interest and hobby was her grandson, Caden, a spot he quickly took from his mom when he came into the world. Angela's position did not downgrade though, it merely transitioned to best friend.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her mother: Constance L. "Connie" (Stevens) Stuckert of Ontario; daughter: Angela Cunningham (Ian Zeune) of Mansfield; grandson: Caden Cunningham; sister: Joni (Jeff) Davis of Ontario; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends, especially her dear friend: Becky Croyle. Amy was preceded in death by her father, Joe Stuckert, on March 27, 2021.
Anita Smith Miller
Anita Smith Miller
Class of 1973
Passed Aug 14, 2022
Anita Gail Miller, age 66, peacefully passed from this earth into the Lord’s care on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at The Good Shepherd Home in Ashland following a lengthy and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

Anita was born on October 4, 1955, in Ashland. Her father, Kerry Smith, passed away when Anita was a teenager and her mother, Patricia Ann (Miller) Smith, later remarried Donn Horchler. Anita was blessed to have all three parents in her life.

She was a 1973 graduate of Ontario High School and a 1976 graduate of The Ohio State University, earning her master’s degree. She attended Bowling Green State University as a Freshman, where she made life-long friendships with a special group of ladies. As an seventh-grader at Ontario, Anita met a boy named Rod. They were pretty much inseparable from then on and they were the picture-perfect high school sweethearts—Anita was a cheerleader and Rod was on the football team. On June 19, 1976, she married Rodney Lee Miller and together they had a daughter, Lindsay, and son, Scott.

Anita was a 3rd grade teacher for the Ontario Local School District for over 20 years and previously worked for Discovery School. Students dearly wanted to be in Mrs. Miller’s class because it was well-known that her third graders got their first taste of independent driving on the last day of school… each student got a turn to take a lap around the playground in Mrs. Miller’s motorized scooter! She touched the lives of many students and her fellow teachers as well. Her passion for learning and teaching was evident beyond the classroom and upon retirement, she continued to tutor students for as long as she was able.

In spare time, Anita enjoyed knitting, spinning pottery at the Mansfield Art Center, and spending time with her grandchildren. She often shared fond memories of being a member of First English Lutheran Church in Mansfield where she was a part of the bell choir many years ago. Over the years, she served as a leader of the Richland County Down Syndrome Group, and was actively involved in the Richland County Democratic Party.
Anita is survived by her daughter Lindsay (Philip) Williams of Avon Lake, OH; son Scott Miller of Mansfield, OH; four grandchildren, brothers-in-law, Rick Miller, Terry (Liz) Miller, and Tom Miller.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Lee Miller in 1996, and brothers Craig Smith and Steve Smith.
Arthur Payne
Arthur Payne
Class of 1955
Passed Sep 11, 2011
(no additional information)
Barbara Beck
Barbara Beck
Class of 1987
Passed May 08, 2019
Funeral Services for Barbara Beck, age 49 of Trenton, TX will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Wappner Funeral Directors in Ontario, OH, along with interment following at Mansfield Memorial Park in Mansfield, OH. Barbara passed away on May 8, 2019. She was born June 20, 1969 in Mansfield, OH to Howard Eugene Beck & Margaret Mae Kleinsorgen Beck.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Eugene Beck & Margaret Kleinsorgen Beck.
After Barbara graduated high school, she continued her education and became a flight attendant. She started a family and settled in Texas where she spent the remainder of her life. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandbabies. She had a love for all animals especially her dogs and horses. She always had a smile and a hug for anyone she met.
Surviving are her two daughters, Tara Carruth and husband Scott of Trenton and Kayla Hangartner; three grandchildren, Ashlynn, Brinley and Scottie Carruth of Trenton; sister, twin sister, Beverly White of Ohio; and father of her children, Todd Hangartner; nieces and nephew, Haley, Lacey and Zack White; and close family friend, Domingo Plata.
Barbara Poffenbaugh
Barbara Poffenbaugh
Faculty
Passed Jan 01, 2022
Mansfield - Barbara (Neptune) Poffenbaugh, 85, of Mansfield, Ohio, passed away on January 1, 2022, after a recent battle with cancer. Her beloved husband, Richard, and three devoted daughters were by her side. The loss to her family, friends and community is deeply felt and she will be missed by many-and in so many ways.

Barbara was born on July 21, 1936, to fun-loving Leland "Mike" Neptune and Laura (Fry) Neptune in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. The fifth of seven children, she was blessed to be part of a close-knit family who considered their strong faith and active membership at The First Baptist Church of Mt. Gilead to be the center of their lives. Barbara was very focused on getting a good education, achieving perfect attendance from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated as the class valedictorian.

After graduating high school, Barbara attended Bowling Green State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Education. She married Richard Poffenbaugh on August 24, 1958, and they moved to Mansfield, Ohio, to pursue their careers-Richard as a Biology teacher at Mansfield Senior High School and Barbara as a second-grade teacher at West First Street School, then at Rebecca Grubaugh School, and later, as an eighth-grade English teacher at Ontario Middle School.

Barbara was a loving and dedicated mother to her three daughters. Exceptionally devoted to them, she was "that mom" with joie de vivre who made everything magical, and friends felt more like family in her home. Barbara also loved her grandchildren with her entire being, happily taking them on fun excursions all over town, like a repeat of the wonderful times she had with her own daughters years before.

In her retirement, Barbara enjoyed gardening, Sudoku, Solitaire, reading and sewing. She loved cheering on the OSU Buckeyes, supporting her favorite basketball player, LeBron James, attending Bible study, and spending time with her friends and retired teachers.

A bright light in the lives of all who knew and loved her, Barbara's giving spirit and caring legacy will live on in their hearts. Her radiant smile, kindness, and compassion-in both conversation and deeds-will never be forgotten.

Barbara will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 63 years, Richard; her daughter, Beth Avila, granddaughter Ashley and grandson Anthony; her daughter, Debbie Ubry, son-in-law, Gary and granddaughters Catherine and Allison; her daughter, Cathy Testa, son-in-law Patrick and grandson Enzo; nephew Mike (Heidi)) Doran; sister, Rilla Dorothy Baker; nephews Kent (Kathy) Baker and Kevin (Kim) Baker; nephew Jerry (Toni) Neptune; and many loving extended family members and close friends. In addition to her parents Leland and Laura Neptune, Barbara was preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Harvey and Sevilla Poffenbaugh; four brothers: Ivan, Maurice, Gary and Gerald Neptune; sister Glenna Neptune; sister-in-law Daphne Neptune; and brothers-in-law Ralph Doran and Alvin Baker.

Per her wishes, services will be held for immediate family by the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, with Chaplain Kathy Kollar officiating. To honor Barbara-or "Mrs. P." as she was affectionately known by many-please read a book, perform a random act of kindness, or write a thank you note to someone who has made a difference in your life. As a tribute to her, remember to always be positive, be kind to yourself and show kindness to all you meet.

Barbara's family extends deepest gratitude to the OhioHealth Hospice team of Mansfield and Wedgewood Estates for giving her so much loving care and their own special sunshine to brighten our darkest days.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.wappner.com
Betty Daugherty Forsythe
Betty Daugherty Forsythe
Class of 1939
Passed Dec 20, 2021
Betty Eilene Forsythe, 100, of Mansfield, passed away late Monday evening, December 20, 2021, at Wedgewood Estates.
Born May 10, 1921, in Mansfield, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Helen (Sutter) and Roy Daugherty.She graduated from Ontario High School with the Class of 1939. Betty began her working career at Ohio Brass in the offices of Mr. King and retired from Kemper Insurance as the Personnel Manager after 17 years of service. She possessed excellent stenography skills which enabled her to be a valuable asset to each place she worked. Betty made certain to be up to date on the changes in the world, especially technology. She was proficient in computers and a whiz at her IPad. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she volunteered until the age of 98 in various capacities.
It is certain that Betty’s energetic and fun loving attitude contributed to her living to the century mark. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed making memories with each and every one of them. Affectionately known at “GG” to her grandchildren, Betty always had many hugs to give and received plenty in return. She was organized and continued to set up monthly luncheons with her family, keeping them all close to one another. She was a true matriarch who lived the values she imparted to her family. Her legacy will be treasured forever.
Betty is survived by a son, Michael (Sheila) Forsythe; a daughter, Jan (David) Anschutz; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Kline and Ryan (Nichole) Anschutz; two step grandchildren, Michelle Shauer and Karl Shauer; three great-grandchildren, Emma Kline, Arabella Anschutz and Axl Anschutz; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert E. Forsythe, whom she married on June 29, 1941; a brother, Robert Daugherty; and a sister, Vivian Hunsinger.
Betty L. Devore
Betty L. DeVore
Faculty
Passed Apr 30, 2009
Mrs. DeVore was an 8th grade special ed teacher back in the 70-80s and then later taught 8th grade history. She passed away on April 30-2009. She was 53 years old. I had her as a basketball coach in jr hi and I babysat for her 2 sons Keven and Keith. Betty will be missed.
Bob Beard
Bob Beard
Class of 1972
Passed Apr 27, 2016
SHELBY: Robert "Bob" Beard, 61, of Shelby, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was born on July 26, 1954 in Mansfield, Ohio.

Bob was a graduate of Ontario High School. He worked in the computer programming field and was a consultant for The Limited, Richland Bank, Ford, IBM, and other major corporations. Bob's world revolved around his son, Jason, and his legacy will live on through the lessons he taught him. Bob enjoyed traveling, riding his motorcycle, and making wine. He was an NRA instructor, and shooting was a big hobby. He also enjoyed tinkering with antiques, camping and barbecuing.

Bob is survived by his son, Jason Beard; his aunt, Pauline Thacker; his good friends, Jo Jo, Eddie, Terry, and Spencer; all of his friends at the Shelby Eagles, Moose, Legion, and VFW; and the many other friends in his life he made along the way.
Bob Wolf
Bob Wolf
Faculty
Passed Apr 26, 2021
Robert L. "Bob" Wolfe, of Ontario/Mansfield, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the age of 92 from natural causes. His wife, Ann (Schira) Wolfe, preceded him in death in 2013.

Bob was born on May 28, 1928, in Findlay, Ohio, to Russell and Mary Ellen (Roseberry) Wolfe. He was raised in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where he was an USHS graduate in 1946. He had an outstanding athletic career in football (1945 - undefeated NOL champions. He was a graduate of Heidelberg College prior to launching a 35-year career in high school teaching (mathematics) and coaching.

Bob began his teaching and coaching career at Harpster (1950-53), followed by Bucyrus (1953-61), and Ontario (1961-85). He coached several sports, but his specialty was track and field. His teams won 4 consecutive NOL championships at Bucyrus and 10 consecutive JAC championships at Ontario. His summers were spent painting houses with the rowdy Shelby paint crew. After his teaching career ended, he served as the Ontario Zoning Inspector.

Bob and Ann raised four children. He avidly followed Ontario High School and OSU sports. Bob was also active in the Ontario United Methodist Church, where he was a member since 1961.

Bob is survived by daughter, Deborah Langford of Northfield; son, Dan (Diane) of Ontario; daughter, Diana of Columbus; and daughter, Molly of Columbus. Grand- and step-grandchildren are: Rachel (Ryan) Boyle of Carlsbad, CA; Josh Langford of San Francisco, CA; Ben Langford of Columbus; Kristi Wolfe (Elil Yuvarajan) of League City, TX; Julie (Joel) Baker of Portland, OR; Cory (Kelly) Baumberger of Apex, NC; and Ben (Caitlin) Baumberger of Apex, NC. He is also survived by 11 great- and step-great grandchildren (with one more on the way); special friend, Shirley Wright; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to wife, Ann, he was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Laurel Jane Webb; brothers, Fenton, Russ, and William "Billy". He was the ‘last man standing’ of an all-star cast of aunts and uncles.
Bobbi Sesco
Bobbi Sesco
Class of 1973
Passed Apr 03, 2017
MANSFIELD: Bobby G. Sesco, Jr., 61, of Mansfield passed away Monday evening April 3, 2017 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital following an extended illness.

The son of Bobby G. Sesco, Sr., and Annie (Compton) Sesco, Bobby was born August 3, 1955 in Shelby, and graduated from Ontario High School. He served in the Marine Corps. for 3 years and was honorably discharged.

Bobby worked for Westinghouse. He was a master mason, member of the Ohio Moose Lodge 341, and AmVets Post 26. He was a member of Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church.

Bobby enjoyed reading and loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

A man of good deeds and unconditional love, Bobby will be remembered for his tender heart and caring personality.

He is survived by his wife Linda Sesco of Mansfield; daughter Michelle Crawford of Mansfield; grandchildren Imani Holmes and Jalen Crawford; mother Annie Sesco of Ontario; siblings Jerry Sesco of Columbus, Randy (Sandra) Sesco of Ontario, Matthew (Teresa) Sesco of Mansfield, Charlene (Marvin) Zinn of Texas, Joyce Sesco (Melissa Strojek) of Mansfield; sister-in-law Cindy (Bob) Grooms of North Carolina; brother-in-law John (Barb) Dalton of Michigan; sister-in-law Gale (Scott) Heldenbrand of Indiana; best friend Kimber Woods of Mansfield; longtime military friend Tommy (Laverne) Taylor of Florida; former wife Ruth Sesco of Florida
Brad Foltz
Brad Foltz
Class of 1971
Passed Aug 16, 1989
Brad passed away at age 37.
Brenda Rhodes Mullins
Brenda Rhodes Mullins
Class of 1971
Passed Nov 17, 2005
Brenda Mullins died as a result of an auto accident.
Brian Blevins
Brian Blevins
Class of 1988
Passed Mar 05, 2007
(no additional information)
Brian Ward
Brian Ward
Class of 2017
Passed Jan 07, 2012
Brian A. "Bubby" Ward

ONTARIO: Brian A. "Bubby" Ward, 13, of Ontario, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus. Born August 2, 1998 in Mansfield, he was the son of Todd Ward and Melissa Miles. A fun loving, outgoing and sincere boy with bright blue eyes, he was always there with a hug for anyone who needed one along with a huge smile. Brian was a honor roll student at Ontario Middle School and had previously attended Clearfork and Lexington Schools. He was very involved in sports ~ football, basketball, baseball and wrestling. He was a big Ohio State fan and enjoyed camping at Pleasant Hill Campground, swimming, hunting and fishing and he enjoyed playing the violin. He had a deep faith and attended Citi Church and was a wonderful big brother to his siblings.

He is survived by his father, Todd (Mindy Caudill) Ward of Ontario; his mother, Melissa (Scot Moats) Miles of Bellville; two sisters, Annissa and Audrey Mason of Bellville; five step sisters, Randi and Heather Bostic of Mansfield, Courtney, Caylee and Celsey Caudill of Butler; his paternal grandparents, Naola Ward and Kenneth Ward both of Mansfield; his maternal grandparents, Michael Miles of Nashville, TN and Kathy Wynn of Bellville; paternal great grandparents, Rebecca and James Dalton of Shelby; maternal great grandparents, Darrell Gibson of Stockport, OH and Edythe Gibson of Mansfield; maternal great grandfather, Billy Miles of Nashville, TN; paternal uncles, Ken (Judie) Ward of Delaware and David Ward of Mansfield; maternal aunts, Rachel Wynn and Kristen Wynn both of Bellville and Sarah Beth Miles of Nashville, TN; special maternal great uncle, Mark Gibson of Coshocton, OH, special cousins, Collin and Andrew Ward and Robbie Davis all of Delaware, OH and Rylae Gibson of Mansfield; a step niece; and numerous good friends and classmates. He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandmother, Wanda McDaniel; paternal uncle, Chad Ward; maternal great grandmothers, Mary Miles and Christina Martin; maternal uncle, Darrell Gibson; maternal aunt, Beverly Miles; and a cousin, Brian Gibson.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario where the family has asked that guests arrive in OSU colors in memory of Brian. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Micah Pelkey. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario Youth Sports in care of Ontario Schools.

Online guest registry at www.wappner.com
Bruce Allen Mcmillan
Bruce Allen McMillan
Class of 1971
Passed Sep 28, 2012
Bruce Allen McMillan

LEXINGTON: Bruce Allen McMillan, age 59, passed away Friday morning, September 28, 2012 at his home. Born August 8, 1953 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, he is the only child of Robert and Janee (Kleilein) McMillan. Bruce was self-employed, buying and selling antiques. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed photography. Time spent with his grandchildren brought him great joy.

He is survived by his wife, Christine (Friend) McMillan; son, Andrew (Sherry) McMillan of Columbus; daughter, Katie (Tim) Cox of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Mason and Avery McMillan and Amelia and Lily Cox; and his mother, Janee McMillan of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert McMillan.
Bruce Schraedly
Bruce Schraedly
Class of 1972
Passed Nov 14, 2019
Bruce Schraedly, age 65, died Thursday November 14, 2019 at OhioHealth Mansfield.

He was born May 10, 1954 in Mansfield, Ohio, and was the son of Robert and Catherine Schraedly and graduated from Ontario High School in 1972. After high school he furthered his education at the University of Montana. Upon graduating he moved back to Shelby where he started Schraedly Accounting. Bruce has been a very active member of the community serving on multiple boards including The Morton School House, Shelby Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Shelby Museum; past President of the Shelby Senior Center, past Treasurer of the Shelby Rotary Club and the Past Treasurer of Sharon Township, and was also a member of the NRA. He was passionate about the city he lived in and continued to try and make it a better place. One of his most important passions was The Friends of the Black Fork and their mission to preserve the Black Fork River and the downtown Shelby area. At the age of 16 Bruce became a commercially licensed pyrotechnician and through years he had put on shows for the City of Shelby as well as various communities in the area. Above all, Bruce loved having fun, whether it was boating, fishing, racquetball, reading, playing dartsor playing Mario with his wife, spending time with his grandchildren, Bruce was the life of the party and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Brenda (Humphrey) Schraedly; one son Chris (Taylor) Schraedly of Ontario; mother Catherine Schraedly; step-daughter Kara (Richie) White of Mansfield; 6 grandchildren Rain, River, Brook, Wade, Paisley and Amelia; and a brother Bob (Jodi) Schraedly of Lexington.

He was proceeded in death by his father Robert Schraedly.
Carl Duffner, Jr
Carl Duffner, Jr
Class of 1972
Passed May 25, 2019
Mansfield: Carl Duffner Jr. understood the value of hard work and humility. He was a man of many talents, yet he was simple and appreciative. Carl was a genuine, kind family-man.
No longer bound by the ailments of this life, Carl E. Duffner, Jr. passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Avita Hospital Ontario following an extended illness. He had just turned 65.

The son of Carl E. Duffner, Sr. and Thelma (Ridenour) Duffner, Carl was born May 22, 1954 in Mansfield and graduated from Ontario in 1972. While in high school Carl ran track and was a member of the 1971 Ontario men’s cross country team which finished 3rd in the state of Ohio.

He appreciated the outdoors, especially fishing. Annually Carl and his father would fish in Canada and the Great Lakes. He had a soft spot for dogs and always had a family pet. Whether it be camping or cruising on a ship, Carl enjoyed relaxing with family and friends. Carl was an avid reader. Rarely would you see him without a book in hand. Carl was also proud to be a certified pyrotechnician, where he brought joy to many during the Fourth of July area celebrations. He was also always up for a bonfire, a good game of darts, horse shoes, ping pong or cornhole. He coached his children Brandon and Amanda, in both little league baseball and softball. Carl was a Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers fanatic.

Carl was a member of Emanuel Jacob Congregation in Mansfield. More recently he cherished the role of grandpa; his grandchildren were the light of his life. He was a man who left his imprint on so many lives. Carl will be greatly missed.

Carl is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mindy (Podolny) Duffner of Mansfield; son Brandon (Tracy) Duffner of Hilton Head, South Carolina and daughter Amanda (Josh) Mottayaw of Mansfield; grandchildren Eli Duffner and Brylyn, Tatum, and Harper Mottayaw; parents Carl Duffner, Sr. and Thelma Duffner of Ontario; brothers Bruce Duffner (Sheri Koehler) of Columbus and Brett (Laura) Duffner of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; sister-in-law Angella (Danny) Stevens; nieces and nephews Cameron, Annica, Molly, Emily, Erik, and Ethan. He was preceded in death by his brother Tod Duffner.
Carolyn Kirgis Lynch
Carolyn Kirgis Lynch
Class of 1973
Passed Oct 22, 2007
OSWEGO, N.Y. -- Carolyn Lynch, 52, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at home after a long illness.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Paul Kirgis and the late Helen Kirgis.
She graduated from Ontario High School, class of 1973, and received her bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University.
Carolyn worked as a bookkeeper for Matthews Company in Connecticut, and also worked computing surveys and graphing their results.
She was a member of the women's bowling leagues in Oswego and Connecticut. Carolyn was a member of the Sports car Club of America.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Lynch, in 2004; and her brother, Carl Kirgis.
Surviving are her son, Robert Lynch of Oswego; father, Paul Kirgis of Ohio
(11/07/07 NewsJournal)

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