Lynn A. Gervase
MOUNT VERNON — Lynn Anne Gervase, 49, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon. To view the full obituary and send a condolence online to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Margaret Magers
UTICA — A funeral liturgy for Margaret Magers, 91, formerly of St. Louisville, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at Church of the Nativity Catholic Church, Utica, with the Rev. Stephen A. Metzger officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Newark.
Margaret died May 14, 2006, at Flint Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center, Newark. She was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Zanesville to the late William E. and Margaret G. (McElroy) Ohler. She was a member of the Church of the Nativity Catholic Church, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Homemakers Extension and St. Louisville Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Patrick and Dorothy Magers of Utica, Daniel and Judith Magers of Alamogordo, N.M., Michael and Roberta Magers and Thomas and Sandy Magers, all of St. Louisville, and Terrance and Connie Magers and Paulette Magers, all of Newark; daughter, Kathleen Cottrel of Newark; sisters and brother-in-law, Sister Jeanette Ohler of Columbus, Betty Marquis of Dayton, and Virginia and Charles Wilson of Newark; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Betty Ohler of Newark; 25 grandchildren; and many, many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Magers, who died June 7, 1994; son, Gerald Magers; and granddaughter, Denise Magers.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a vigil service at 8 p.m., at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Caitlin C. Pugh
FREDERICKTOWN — Caitlin Caroline Pugh, 18, of Fredericktown died suddenly Friday, May 12, 2006, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus less than 12 hours after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.
Caitlin was born in the Butterworth Hospital at Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sept. 2, 1987. She graduated from Fredericktown High School, where she attended all 12 years, in June of 2005 and was a freshman at Ohio State University Mansfield Campus. To help pay for her education, Caitlin worked at Troyer’s Dutch Heritage Restaurant in Bellville and Subway in Fredericktown. While in high school Caitlin was selected to the National Honor Society, participated in the marching and concert bands and participated in several of the school’s musical productions. She had served on the high school newspaper staff and was a member of the Spanish Club. She was known for her outgoing personality and her ever friendly nature served her well as a cheerleader, and earned her the honor of being voted as “Biggest Flirt” for the class of 2005. Caitlin had also been a member of the high school track squad and the Bits and Pieces 4-H Club in Fredericktown. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bellville.
Surviving are her mother, Sabrina C. (Mitchell) Pugh of Fredericktown; her father, Vincent T. (Cherie) Pugh of Mount Vernon; her sister, Callan Leigh Pugh of Fredericktown; her maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Margie (Marlin) Armstrong of Fredericktown; her paternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Lona Lee (Michael) Millar of Powell; her paternal grandfather, William T. Pugh of Lima; her paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Hinson of Powell; aunts and uncles, Rebecca Mitchell, Patty (John) Tinney, Robert Mitchell, Vicki (Mark) Yarnell and Chrissy Starr; cousins, Joshua Tinney, Curtis Tinney, Meg Mitchell, Rogan Mitchell, David (Kara) Yarnell, Angela (Chris) Bonito and Tiffany Starr; her close friends, Renee and Gary Brenneman and Andrew Givens; and many lifelong friends and classmates.
Her maternal grandfather, Richard Mitchell, preceded her in death.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Services honoring the life of Caitlin C. Pugh will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 48 Church St., Bellville, OH 44813. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions to honor Caitlin may be made to the Caitlin C. Pugh Scholarship Fund through a family member or the funeral home. To view this obituary and to send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mark A. Rodgers
MOUNT VERNON — Mark Alan Rodgers, 49, died suddenly and unexpectedly on April 11, 2006, at his home in Mount Vernon.
He was a 1975 graduate of Danville High School where he was active in sports, especially baseball. Mark was injured in a car accident in 1981 and was disabled until his death. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and professional basketball, and loved visits from his family.
He is survived by his son, Brandon, 28, of Toledo; a daughter, Angela, 20, of Pataskala and her daughter, Tori, 21 months; his former wife, Kim, and her daughters, Krista and Jerica; his brother, Jonathan, who resides in Powell with his wife, Cindy, and two children; and sister and brother-in-law, Dick and Carol Kaminski of Smyrna, Del.
Mark’s parents, Leland and Vera Shorts, both preceded him in death. Mark was a great helper to his mother and cared for her for several years.
A memorial service will be Friday, May 19, at 4 p.m. in the chapel at Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, where family will receive friends beginning at 3 p.m. Burial will be private.
The family would like to especially thank the staff at Moundbuilders Guidance Center in Mount Vernon. Arrangements by The Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell. Phone (614) 792-1471.
Frederick J. Schnitzer
DAYTON — Frederick John “Fritz” Schnitzer, 80, fell asleep in Jesus on Saturday, May 13, 2006, at the VA Hospital in Dayton.
He was born in Portsmouth to Frederick and Voilet (Cunningham) Schnitzer and lived in Mansfield and Mount Vernon as a boy. Fritz served with the Navy in World War II. He has two sisters, Alberta (Roy) Maneese and Ada (Russell) Niebel. Fritz and Barbara Walton were united in marriage on July 10, 1950, in Mount Vernon.
Fritz is survived by his wife, Barbara; their four children, Frederick (Dina), Debra, LuAnn Hardy and Sara (Dennis) Hunter; their 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Alberta; and his great-granddaughter, Sarah Lillian Gaddie.
Fritz was a 1944 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He retired from Silco Service (ARA). Fritz and Barbara are members of Columbia Heights United Methodist Church. Fritz is also a member of the American Legion, Don Gentile Post 532.
The family will receive friends Friday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus. Funeral service will be Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at Columbia Heights UMC, 91 Sturbridge Road. Pastor Richard Jones will officiate. Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.
To send condolences to the family, visit www.schoedinger.com.