MOUNT VERNON — Leonard Bush, 83, of Ames Street, Mount Vernon, died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
He was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Coshocton County to the late William and Emma (Shepard) Bush. Leonard was a 1941 graduate of Union High School in Coshocton County. He was a member of the Dixie Chapter of the Model A Car Club. Leonard retired in 1985 after 35 years of employment with Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his loving family, two sons, Terry (Karen) Bush of Mount Vernon and Larry (Vivian) Bush of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Christopher (Sheryl) Noll, Joshua (Heather) Bush, Renata (Nathan) Skelley, Isaac Bush and Jacob Bush; and a great-granddaughter, Gracie Noll.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, June Bush, in 2003; a daughter-in-law, Betsy Bush; two sisters, Helen Purdy and Esther Snyder; and three brothers, Herbert Bush, Hilton Bush and Willard Bush.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Larry Hall will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Scholarship Fund and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert G. Byrnes
FREDERICKTOWN — Robert G. Byrnes, 82, formerly of Youngstown, passed away Friday, April 27, 2007.
He was born in Youngstown on Jan. 19, 1925, the son of the late Vivian G. Byrnes and Frances Higard. He retired and moved his wife and daughters to Fredericktown in 1971. He attended Youngstown State, Kent State and Ohio State University. He was a proud World War II veteran of the Navy, serving as radio man on the USS LST 568 in the South Pacific Theater. After the war he was a successful account executive in the oil distribution industry, retiring with ARCO-British Petroleum.
Robert was highly creative and excelled in much that he did. He remained an avid reader and enjoyed writing. He and his wife enjoyed bridge, dancing, motorcycles, camping, fishing, horseback riding, and had a keen love of nature. His self-taught talents also included building a boat and teaching his daughters how to sail. He was an exceptional gardener and developed a passion for beekeeping and bird watching. He was most accomplished in his later years as a water colorist. His artwork earned him numerous ribbons and local recognition for his depiction of nature and scenic, rural Ohio.
He will be greatly missed by his friends and his family. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Byrnes of Fredericktown; his sister, Barbara Groza of Boardman; his three daughters, Dee Byrnes and Dianne Russell, both of Fredericktown, and Sharon Smith of Alpharetta, Ga.; and his puppy, Casey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Charles D. Lintz
HAMILTON — Rev. Charles D. Lintz, 86, of Hamilton, Ohio, formerly of Fredericktown and Springfield, passed away Friday, May 4, 2007, at the Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton.
Rev. Lintz was born April 26, 1921, in Monaca, Pa., the son of Michael C. and Frieda (Kommel) Lintz. He was a graduate of Rochester High School and Hammond School of Divinity. He served as chaplain with the U.S. Army in World War II, stationed in the South Pacific and Japan.
Charles was united in marriage May 28, 1945, to Jean M. Dittmar and they celebrated 55 years of marriage before her passing Sept. 22, 1999.
Rev. Lintz served at several Lutheran Churches throughout central Ohio. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, American Legion Post in Fredericktown, Wayne Grange 262, the American Poultry Association and the Ohio Breeders Poultry Association. He was in the Boy Scouts of America serving with Muskingum Valley, Tecumseh Council and most recently, Dan Beard Council. Charles was a recipient of the Silver Beaver and St. George Medal through scouting. He formerly served as a 4-H advisor. He also served on the Lutheran Intermission, the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, with the American Legion Honor Guard and served on various boards through the years.
Rev. Lintz is survived by two sons, Jack M. (Julie) Lintz of Englewood and Daniel A. (Margie) Lintz of Hamilton; a sister, Viola Brown of Monaca, Pa.; a brother, Norman E. (Dorothy) Lintz of Monaca, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Carole A. Lintz of Columbus; a brother-in-law, Jack (Joyce) Dittmar of Rock Port, Texas; grandchildren, Matt, Mark, Michelle (Mark), David (Sarah), John (Suzanne), Jim, Beth, Allan (Jessica), Michael (Jena), Katy, Mary Beth and Andrea; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many devoted friends.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, William C. Lintz, on Dec. 6, 1997; a brother, Ralph; and a sister, Jaunita.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 9, from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown. Burial will follow in the Forest Cemetery with military services provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is in charge of arrangements. To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.