MOUNT VERNON — Mildred C. “Mimi” (DonDero) Grande, 96, of 1615 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, died of natural causes Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital at 2:30 p.m. after a brief illness. She was formerly of Whispering Oaks in Hermitage and Farrell, Pa.
She was the widow of Angelo M. Grande, whom she married June 24, 1941. He died Nov. 13, 1988.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 1908, she was the daughter of Henry and Kate (Pandolfi) DonDero. She had worked as a history and English teacher at the Farrell School District for 27 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at Farrell, Pa. Mimi was a 1925 graduate of Farrell High School and then went on to attend Flora Stone Mather College of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then continued her education by attending the Spencerian School of Business also in Cleveland. Mimi was a member of the P.S.E.A. and of the Mercer County P.S.E.A. and the College Club of Sharon. She loved to travel and was an avid bridge player having belonged to the F.H. Buhl Club Bridge group.
She is survived by a daughter, Dr. Pamela K. Jensen of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Melanie M., and her husband, Webb Lamoreux, of Columbus; a granddaughter, Dr. Rebecca Mattson, and her husband, Dr. Marc McDermott, of Salt Lake City, Utah; a great-grandson, Cole Henry McDermott of Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister, Gloria Stoner of Hermitage, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen McDaniel and Toni Williams; and two brothers, Henry DonDero Jr. and Fred DonDero.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at Farrell, Pa. The Rev. Donald Berdis will be celebrant. Friends are invited to call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Harold W. Stevenson’s Funeral Home in Sharon, Pa., where rosary will be recited at 6:45 with the Rev. Donald Berdis. Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery at Hermitage, Pa.
The family requests donations to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, PA 16121.
Kylie N. Hill
SPARTA — Kylie Nicole Hill, infant daughter of Cassie Pelton and Jeffery Alan Hill of Sparta, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware shortly after birth. She weighed 14 1/2 ounces and was 11 1/2 inches long.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Reida Frazee of Gambier; maternal great-grandparents, Roy and Ruth Ann Frazee of Gambier; and paternal grandfather, Arthur Junior Hill of Sparta.
The family will observe private services. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Kylie’s name at any First-Knox National Bank office.
Bernice B. Holdway
LANCASTER — Bernice Beverly Holdway, 83, of 2888 Pleasant Drive, Lancaster, formerly of East Main Street, Coshocton, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.
She was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Coshocton to Harriett (Bodenheimer) and Frank Bachman.
She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Saylor of Lancaster; a sister, Beatrice Myers of Ashville; two grandsons, Randall of Lancaster and Robert of Hilton Head, S.C.; three granddaughters, Lisa of Indiana, Kimberly of Tennessee and Sheryl of Florida; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Nancy Wiegert.
There will be a graveside service Saturday at 11 a.m. in Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels — OAAFC, 253 Boving Road, Lancaster, OH 43130. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements.
James L. Moran
WARSAW — James Lewis Moran, 59, of 18630 County Road 3, Warsaw, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw.
Daniel Sapp Sr.
MOUNT VERNON — Daniel D. Sapp Sr., 71, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.