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.
Doris I. Legg
MOUNT VERNON — Doris I. “Dodie” Legg, 44, of 51 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away at the home she shared with her special friend, Chuck Edmister, on Sunday, June 13, 2004.
She was born July 20, 1959, in Mount Vernon and had spent most of her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She attended the Knox County Career Center and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. Doris had been employed at Neff’s Cardinal Market, Hot Rods and Rite Aid, all in Mount Vernon, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Florida.
She was a member of the R&K Social Club and the Moose Lodge, both in Mount Vernon. Doris loved music, singing karaoke, camping, swimming, cooking and taking care of people.
Surviving are her two daughters, Lindsay Nicole Legg and Kelsey Noelle Legg, both of Mount Vernon; her mother, Wanda (Parker) Fry of Mount Vernon; her father, James Legg Sr. of Mount Vernon; three brothers, James (Pam) Legg Jr., Roger (Shelly) Legg and Orville “Junior” (Denise) Wells, all of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Darlene (Mike) Hinkins, Cathy (Bryan) Elswick and Ruth (Rusty) Fry, all of Mount Vernon; her foster sister, Lelia Johnson Black of Delaware; several foster brothers; 17 nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where the Ladies of the Moose will conduct memorial service at 7 p.m. A service to celebrate the life of Doris Legg will follow.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Doris Legg Memorial Fund, in care of Wanda Fry, 900 Harcourt Road, Lot 3, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Irene B. Andorfer
MOUNT VERNON — Irene B. Andorfer, 73, of Mount Vernon died Monday, June 14, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements. Full obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
James M. Dearth
DOVER — James M. Dearth, 81, of Dover died Sunday, June 13, 2004, in University Hospital at Cleveland following a three-month illness.
Born Jan. 7, 1923, in Dover he was the son of Glen and Clara Mae (Swinderman) Dearth. Jim was a 1941 graduate of Dover High School. He retired in 1964 from the U.S. Air Force. Following retirement, he was an employee of the Gradall Co. in New Philadelphia. He was an avid gardener and was a great husband and a loving father.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, with whom he would have celebrated 55 years of marriage on July 9. He is also survived by three sons, Glen (Peggy) Dearth of Columbus, Doug Death of Dover and Dan Dearth of Sandusky; and one sister, Clara Mae Clark of Dover.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Ray Dearth.
A funeral celebrating Jim’s life will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home at Dover, with the Rev. Glen Shedlock officiating. A reception will follow in the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Those who may wish to express a fond memory of Jim may sign the online register book by visiting the “obituaries” link on the funeral home Web site at www.tolandherzig.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 108, Akron 44313.
E. Isabel Long
COLUMBUS — Emma Isabel (Hepler) 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) Hepler. 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 Hepler White of Winchester, Mass., preceded her in death.
Isabel is survived by her devoted children, Byron Hepler 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.
Edward A. Swingle
PORTLAND, Maine — Edward A. Swingle, 54, formerly of Mount Vernon died June 4, 2004, in Portland, Maine, after a brief illness.
He was born March 18, 1950, the son of Robert and Margaret Swingle. He was a member of local Boy Scout Troop 339 and reached the rank of Eagle. He proudly served his country in the Air Force from 1969 through 1980. He worked as a registered nurse at various facilities in Maine. He enjoyed traveling and the diversity in people and cultures.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Swingle of Lompoc, Calif.; brothers, Robert (Lynn) Swingle Hockessin of Delaware, William (Claudia) Swingle of Lompoc, Calif., Delbert (Kim) Swingle of Lake Stevens, Wash., and Scott (Lili) Swingle of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Concetta DiSanto of South Portland, Maine, Carla DiSanto of Portland, Maine, Rachel (Shelly) Swingle and Dierdre Swingle; and his family of friends, David and Della Belmont, Bertha Porter, Bill Gushee, Michael and Sharon Lorrain and Susan Kimball.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert S. Swingle.
In Ed’s memory donations may be made to the local animal shelter of the donor’s choice.