Will W. Borror
SUNBURY — Will W. Borror, 70, of Sunbury died May 10, 2005, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville.
He was born on July 28, 1934, in Lewis Center to Ralph and Marie (Hoover) Borror. He was the 1952 class president of Big Walnut High School, and served in the U.S. Air Force, 1955-59. He retired from the Engineering Division of the U.S. Postal Service. Will was a member of the Worthington Moose Lodge 1427 and FOE Sunbury Aerie 3614, and charter member of Worthington Golden Moose.
Surviving are his wife, Pat (Levering); sons: Tom of Powell, Michael of Delaware; daughters: Sandy Adams of Mount Gilead, Robin Little of Sunbury and Nori Edgell of Marengo; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Curtis Borror of Marysville.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. Minister Jeff Stone will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in Berkshire Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Lena U. Cunningham, 93, of Mount Vernon died May 11, 2005, at the Country Club Retirement Campus.
She was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Harrison Township to Otis and Retta (Tish) Ulrey. She was a member of the Harcourt Parish Episcopal Church, a 50-year member and past matron of Glenwood Chapter 303 of OES, 54-year member and past most excellent chief of the Gambier Pythian Sisters 611 and 68-year member of Pleasant Grange.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Maxine Huffman of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Malinda (John W.) Cook of Mount Vernon, Karen L. Huffman of Columbus, Laura Steve Frink of Millersburg and John Harold (Charlene) Huffman of Danville; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Gordon Cunningham, in 1998; and two sisters, Ruth Johnson and Ethel Davis.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where Eastern Star service will follow at 8 p.m. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Helen Svoboda-Barber officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Richard S. Johnson
SARASOTA, Fla. — Richard S. Johnson, 89, of Sarasota, Fla., died May 10, 2005, at Cabot Reserve on the Green Extended Care Facility in Sarasota.
He was born in Mount Vernon, Sept. 7, 1915, son of Issac and Louise (Garber) Johnson. After spending his early years in Mount Vernon he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and saw extensive action in World War II as a B-25 Mitchell Bomber pilot. He participated in action in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and the invasion of Europe. His plane was shot down over Europe and he was a Prisoner of War for 28 months in Poland. Following his discharge he enrolled at the University of Florida and graduated in 1948 with a degree in horticulture. For many years he owned and operated R.S. Johnson Wholesale Plants in Sarasota, specializing in exotic species and difficult-to-grow plants. Mr. Johnson was an avid reader who donated his extensive library to the Sarasota Garden Club and the Fruitville, Fla., Library. He was an accomplished artist in pen and ink drawings and abstract woodcarvings and carvings of birds. He was an avid saltwater sailor and built several sailboats, winning a number of races and participated in the final Tampa to Havana race prior to the fall of Cuba. Mr. Johnson was the final surviving member of his immediate family and his legacy is many loyal friends, his art, his books and his nursery.
He is survived by a niece, Sue (Frank) Galuszka of North Royalton; and nephew, Thad (Dorothy) Lockwood of Goldsboro, Ga.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Pauline Hutsell, Ruth Johnson, Marjorie Denham and Elizabeth “Lib” Lockwood; and brother, Robert Johnson.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is assisting with arrangements. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Bellville Cemetery. This obituary and a guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.