NEW ALBANY — Gus Bizios, 77, passed away at his residence in New Albany in the early morning hours of June 13, 2004, surrounded by his loving family.
Gus owned The Ohio Restaurant on Main Street for 35 years. He was born in Kyparissia, Greece, in 1927 and immigrated to the United States in 1955.
Gus was a loving husband and a devoted father who adored his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anastasia; son, John (Connie) Bizios; daughter, Francie (Jim) Henry; grandchildren Anastasia, Dimitra, Christina, Charlie, Alexandra; brother, Bill Bizios; niece, Tina Mozakis; nephews, Jim Bizios and Lee Mozakis; cousins, John and Toula Gost; and many godchildren, relatives in Greece and friends.
A man’s success can only be truly measured by the lives he touches and the friends he leaves behind. In this, Gus was truly blessed by God and worthy to be called one of His servants.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 15, between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. at O.R. Woodyard, 2990 Bethel Road, Columbus. The Trisagion will be intoned at 7:30 p.m.. Funeral service will be held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High St., on Wednesday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m. with the Revs. Michael Kontos Jr. and Nicholas Hughes officiating. Internment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, East Broad Street.
In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute in his memory to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 265 W. Third St. Mansfield; or the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High St., Columbus; or Harbor Light Hospice, 253 N. State St., Suite 100, Westerville 43081.
Catharine ‘Katy’ Puttick
MARENGO — Catharine L. “Katy” Puttick, 73, of Marengo died unexpectedly Saturday, June 12, 2004, at her residence.
She was born in Mount Vernon on Sept. 6, 1930, to Robert R. and Mildred (Cox) Bennington. She was a retired cook and an Avon representative, and had lived in the Marengo area since 1950. She was a member of the New Wine Covenant Community and Marengo American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children, Cathy Puttick, Matt Puttick, Kim (Roger) Stephens, all of Marengo, and Mark (Tacee) Puttick of Columbus; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and the remaining Puttick family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James Puttick Jr., on April 14, 2004; son, Michael, in 1977; brother, Paul Bennington; and sister: Roberta Parrish.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Michael Cook officiating. Interment will follow in the Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sowers International.
Gary L. Reed
CARROLLTON, Texas — Gary L. Reed. It is with great sadness we share the loss of our loved one. Born April 23, 1947, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and died June 11, 2004. Gary was a gifted writer, composing poems and loving expressions which came from his heart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Gary served many years as a banker and most recently with the F.D.I.C.
Gary was a loving son, husband, father and brother. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 26 years, C.J. Reed, Carrollton, Texas; sons, Jason Tyler Reed of Carrollton, Texas, Garrett Landon Reed and his fiancée Sasha Kelsey of Plano, Texas; his parents, Galen and Marcy Reed of Mount Vernon; a sister, Pam (Lee) Baldwin of Mount Vernon; nieces, Shelly (Scott) Laslo and their children, Jarrod and Jordyn of Mount Vernon and Melissa (Matt) Steir of Westerville; mother-in-law, Josephine Shook of Hominy, Okla.
A Memorial service will be Tuesday, June 15, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Sparkman/Dickey at Dallas, Texas. The family will receive friends both prior to and following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate Inc., P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761-5186.
Steven J. Bagent
MOUNT VERNON — Steven Jeffrey Bagent of East Sugar Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, June 11, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MOUNT VERNON — Doris Legg, 44, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, died Saturday, June 12, 2004. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
E. Isabel Long
COLUMBUS — Emma Isabel (Helper) Long, recently of Columbus and Mansfield, passed away in Columbus.
She was born March 5, 1916, in Oakmont, Pa., to Byron Earl and Ella (Bossert) Helper. Her father was a CPA and past treasurer and later president of Hope Engineering Co. and its affiliates.
Isabel graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1834 and from Denison University in 1938, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Isabel was also a past member of the Westbrook Country Club and the Lake Placid Club.
Her parents and her sister, Grace Helper White of Winchester, Mass., preceded her in death.
Isabel is survived by her devoted children, Byron Helper Long of Doylestown, Pa., Bruce Creighton Long of Terrace Park, Barbara Long Patterson of Mount Gilead, Brenda Isabel Long of Burlington, Wis.; their respective spouses; and 11 grandchildren. She truly loved life and dedicated herself to her family.
Friends may call Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. A private entombment will take place in Mound View Cemetery at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Denison University, P.O. Box D, attention Memorial Fund, Granville 43023; the First Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon 43050; or to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Doris P. Mentis
MOUNT VERNON — Doris P. Mentis, 73, of Woodberry Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Coshocton County to Ralph and Gladys (Dugan) Melick. She was a member of the Elks and the Mount Vernon Baptist temple Church. Mrs. Mentis worked as a registered nurse at Martin Memorial Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Paul Mentis; a son, John (Donna) Mentis of Huron; a daughter, Barbara (William) Stout of Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren, Laura Mentis, Paul Mentis, Eric Mentis, Jennifer Stout, Amy Stout; three sisters, Jo Ann (Freddie) Tolliver of Lancaster, Donna Selby of Mount Vernon and Patty (Lester) Hammond of Marne.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Gail Melick, Gerald Melick, Charles Melick and an infant brother.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pastor William Fennell will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple Church, 1481 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
K. Dean Vermillion
CENTERBURG — Kenneth Dean Vermillion, 68, of Centerburg died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Mount Carmel Hospital West, Columbus.
Mr. Vermillion was a retired truck driver for General Mills Corp., and a member of the Centerburg Church of Christ.
He is survived by his fiancee, Lorraine Reed of Centerburg; children, Kenneth E. Vermillion, Jennie (Gregory) Addis, Sheryl Hindsley and Jeffrey (Connie) Vermillion, all of Indiana; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, Hazel (Eley) Vermillion; brother, Jerry (Vicki) Vermillion of Mount Vernon; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth H. Vermillion; and sister, Marjorie Dalton.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 S. Columbus Road, Centerburg. Evangelist Fred Albrecht and the Rev. Roger Crego will officiate. Interment will be in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to the American Lung Association.