Catherine (Lentz) Butts '69

Catherine Butts, of Columbus, Ohio, died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Cathy was born on June 27, 1951 to the late Frederick & Candida Lentz. Also preceding her was her brother, Peter Lentz. Left to cherish her life are her husband of over 40 years, Thomas Butts; sisters, Regina Lentz (William Pratt) and Mary Lentz (Philip Rumme); brothers, Thomas Lentz (Elaine Volarich) and Christopher (Therese) Lentz and many nieces and nephews that Cathy loved dearly. Cathy graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School and The Ohio State University. She loved nature and really enjoyed hiking in the national and metro parks. Thank you to everyone who sent her support, encouragement and prayers while she battled metastatic breast cancer. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 5-8pm at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:30am at the funeral home with interment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Kobacker House, where Cathy received such wonderful care the last days of her life. To share memories or condolences, please visit
www.schoedinger.com.

Heidi Rempe '84

 

Heidi Beth Rempe, a gift from God and a truly remarkable woman, passed away peacefully one week shy of her 52nd birthday, surrounded by her loving family. Heidi was born October 13, 1965 in Columbus Ohio to David and Sunny (Root) Rempe. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School during which time she also earned a license in cosmetology.

Heidi devoted 26 years of her life to military service, attaining the rank of MSgt in the National Guard where she served with the 121st Air Refueling Wing. She served in Operation Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and was one of the first female boom operators. Heidi was truly a "Home Town Hero".

Following her military service she worked for Netjets. She was a world traveler, a Buckeye fan and a strong willed woman whose heart and ambition were as big as her determination. 

In addition to her parents, she will be missed dearly by her beloved siblings, Jamie Jo (Christopher) Stevens and Adam (Rose) Allen; husband Alex Miller and his children Rachel, Jack and Ainsley; nieces and nephews, Addison, Lindsay, Taylor, Lisa, Stephanie and Amy; uncle Mike (Dee) Rempe; aunt Mary Lou Crist; dear friends Paul and Margo Stevens; puppies Murphy Jo and Sassy Marie; extended family and friends. Preceded in death by her brother Ladd Allen Rempe (2010); grandparents Ted and Loriene Rempe, Donald and Henrietta Root; uncle Richard Timmons. 

Family will receive friends 4-8pm (7:30 Prayer Service) Friday, October 13, 2017 at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10am Saturday, October 14, at Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church, 6300 E. Dublin Granville Rd. New Albany, OH 43054. Fr. Jim Csaszar, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, please support Jamie, Chris and Alex as they ride in the next Pelotonia fundraiser in memory of Heidi. Heidi's family would like to offer a heartfelt "thank you" to the caring people at the Zangmeister Cancer Center, St. Ann's Hospital and Heartland Hospice. 

"I hope I made a difference in the world for the better. I will always be with you, I will always love you and I know we'll see each other again." 

Patricia (Maher) Foltz '69

Patricia Ann "Patsy" Foltz, age 65, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 29, 2017. Patsy was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 2, 1951. Patsy retired from CME Federal Credit Union. She enjoyed gardening but her perfect day was reading a book with a warm drink by her side. Patsy will be remembered for her willingness to listen and her devotion to her family. Preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Ed Rice; and sister-in-law, Marianne Maher. Survived by her loving husband of 38 years, William "Bill" Foltz; son, Scott Foltz and daughter, Katie Foltz; sister, Jane Rice; brother, Edward Maher; nieces and nephews, Pamula Lillie, Carol (David) Freser, Joseph (Michelle) Rice and Louis Maher; great niece and nephews, Colleen Runyon, Patrick Lillie and Andrew Rice. A celebration of Patsy life will be held Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 3-5 pm at Concord Twp. Hall, 6384 Home Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Arrangements entrusted to Buckeye Cremation Society.

Mark Starrett '75

Mark W. Starrett, 59, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Columbus, OH. Mark was born on December 16, 1957 in Columbus. He is preceded in death by his parents Wally and Mary Starrett. Mark is survived by his wife, Sheila Starrett; daughters, Nicole and Brittany Starrett; grandchildren, Jaylin, Cameron and Avery; brother, Michael (Diane) Starrett. Family will receive friends on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 10am to 12pm at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, Columbus NE Chapel, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43231. A funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation. He will be laid to rest at Mifflin Cemetery.

Donald Wycoff '66

Donald Wyckoff, age 69, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 4, 2017. Retired from Express Scripts and longtime organist with Catholic Dioceses. Preceded by parents Walter and Borgia and brother's Brian and Neil. Survived by siblings, Lee, Sarah and Ted Wyckoff; nephews, James and Devin. Family will receive friends Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. at THE SHAW-DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 4341 N. High St., Cols 43214, where funeral service will directly follow. Interment Union Cemetery.

John Vogel '67

With joyful memories, the family of John Charles Vogel, of Columbus, Ohio, announce his passing the afternoon of Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in Newark, Ohio. Known as Wahl by many, John was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 19, 1949. A graduate of the Ohio State Universityand past president of the Columbus Landscape Association, John was a skilled and knowledgeable landscape horticulturist who loved soulful music, delicious food, and big stories. Passionately devoted to family, John is survived by his sons, Justin and Andrew; daughter-in-law, Christen Taylor; and loving wife, Susan Salina of Newark, Ohio. John was preceded in death by beloved wife Susan Elizabeth Vogel (2004) and parents Richard (1997) and Mary Frances (2006). John is additionally survived by sisters, Mary Paisley, Barbara Morin, Ann Bush, Theresa Pace, Irene Tyack, Jean Sephel; and brother, Joe Vogel; along with a large and tightknit extended family. He will also be missed by the Salina family, step-sons, Scott, Mark; daughter-in-law, Jill; and grandchildren, Jameson, Emaleigh, and Landen. A funeral mass will be read in John's name at the family parish, Saint James the Less in North Columbus (1652 Oakland Park Avenue, 43224), the morning of Thursday, August 31 at 8:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in John's name to Dawes Arboretum where a Swamp White Oak will be planted (dawesarb.org, tel. 740-323-2355). A memorial celebration is planned for the evening of Friday, September 1 at 6 p.m., also at St. James. 

Sonny D'Andrea '69

Sonny D'Andrea, 66, of Westerville passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 after a short and aggressive battle with cancer. Sonny was a 1973 graduate of Otterbein College, where he served as an athletic trainer for the football team for four years. After graduating, Sonny obtained a Master's Degree from Ohio State and went on to teach elementary physical education for over a decade at Lincoln Elementary in Gahanna. There, Sonny developed a one-of-a-kind gymnastics program and was recognized as "Teacher of the Year" for his efforts both inside and outside of the classroom. While still teaching at Lincoln Elementary, Sonny, along with his wife and brother, bought and began operating four Dairy Queen stores in the Central Ohio area. Although Sonny eventually left the education field after entering the Dairy Queen business, he never stopped being a teacher. For nearly 40 years, Sonny used his role at the Dairy Queen to teach young people about the importance of hard work and to help develop in his "DQ alums" the life skills needed to be successful. Sonny also set an example of giving back to the community through his nearly 30 years of ushering at St. Paul Church, supporting Otterbein and DeSales athletics, promoting junior golf, and assisting those in need through the Westerville Area Resource Ministry. He will be sorely missed by his wife of 40 years, Rose, his son Joe, brother Bob, sister-in-law Marcia, cousins Tom, Mike, Carol, and Diane Petti, cousin Peggie Lyn Jones, by his extended family, and by his many friends. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, August 8 from 4-8 p.m. at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m., St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street in Westerville, Rev. Fr. Charles Klinger, celebrant. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made either to St. Francis DeSales High School or to the Otterbein "O" Club.

Joesph Lenge '68

Lenge Joseph Peter Lenge, age 67, a resident of Delaware, Ohio, passed away May 1, 2017, at St. Ann's Hospital. Survived by wife of 43 years, Linda (Curtis); daughters, Vanessa, Jessica (Steve) Kane; grandchildren, Gabby, Landon, brother Peter (Kathy); nephew, Andrew (Jennifer); grandnieces, Ashlynn, Avery; niece, Amy (Jonathan) Wachter; sister-in-law, Diane Curtis (Chris Welch); nieces, Danielle, Hannah, Claire; nephew, Luke Bidigare-Curtis; aunt, Judith (Soltez) Perone; and many cousins. Preceded in death by parents Peter J. and Anna F. (Soltez) Lenge, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Joe was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and lived over 35 years in Worthington, Ohio. Joe graduated in 1968 from DeSales High School and in 1972 from Ohio Dominican College. Joe was a math teacher, football, track and field coach in Dublin Schools for 35 years at Dublin Middle and Davis Middle schools before retiring in 2009. His long career touched and influenced many lives as he mentored teachers, coaches, students, and athletes. Joe loved trivia games, card games, casinos, Sudoku, gardening, mystery novels, anything Sherlock Holmes, and collected stamps, coins, and reptiles throughout his life. He taught many how to play chess, including his young grandchildren. Serving in multiple roles, Joe was a track official for the Ohio High School Athletic Association, and served on many OHSAA boards and committees. He received the National Federation of State High School Officials Association 2015-2016 Ohio Boys Track and Field official of the year award. Joe officiated winter collegiate, spring track and field, and fall cross country events, taught fellow track officials, and possessed a detailed memory of each annual Track and Field Rules book. In remembrance, a Celebration of Joe Lenge will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 3-6 p.m. at Davis Middle School (2400 Sutter Parkway, Dublin OH 43016). Friends, former teachers, students, athletes, and OHSAA officials will be able to share stories and memories. The family asks attendees to bring a copy of a favorite photo of Joe and write a message on the paper copy to help the family remember how many lives Joe touched. In lieu of flowers, a "Joe Lenge Legacy Fund" has been set up at Davis Middle School. The fund is to support students in participating in sports and class events. Checks should be made to Davis Middle School, with "Joe Lenge" or "Joe Lenge Legacy" in the memo section. Arrangements have been handled by SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?pid=185374514#sthash.LLaMUA8i.dpuf

Lynn Van de Walle '66

Lynn Van de Walle, age 68, passed peacefully Monday January 16, 2017. Veteran US Army. Graduate of St. Francis DeSales, master carpenter, avid sports fan and retired owner of Alco Contracting Co. Survived by wife, Mary Theresa; children, Brian (Melanie), Jenna, Dereck (Catharine) and Marin; expected first grandson, Mick Van de Walle; sister, Susan Taylor; nephews, Eddie and Lee. Family will receive friends at THE SHAW DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 4341 N High St., Columbus 43214, Saturday. January 21 from 10-11 a.m., where memorial will follow at 11 a.m. 

Anthony Beck '14

Anthony "Tony" Scott Beck, age 21, died suddenly on January 9, 2017. He was born October 12, 1995 to Robb Beck and Rita A. (McDevitt) Beck in Columbus, Ohio. Tony was a 2014 graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School where he played on the football team and was active in many other sporting activities. After high school Tony went to the Ohio State University in Newark and had attended classes at Columbus State. He was an extremely motivated and determined young gentleman. He loved his family the most and his family is heartbroken over his sudden passing. Tony will be remembered for outgoing nature, his energetic personality, and most importantly a devoted and loving, son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew and friend. He is survived by his beloved parents, Robb Beck and Rita Beck; brothers, Paul (Maggie) Sherry, Matt (Shawn) Sherry and Robby Beck; nephew, Blake Sherry; paternal grandparents, Donald Beck and Linda Beck; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Rita McDevitt; aunts and uncles, Christine (Donna) McDevitt; Julia McDevitt, Joe McDevitt, Jr., Tim (Betsy) Beck, Karen (Jeff) Hunter and Tracy Wagoner; cousins, Luke McDevitt, Heidi Beck and Maggie Beck; special great-uncles, Jim and Jeff Dixon; girlfriend, Melanie Murray; along with many other extended family and close friends. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at St. Matthias Catholic Church 1582 Ferris Road. Fr. Thomas Petry, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Lewis Center, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tony may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/tonybeckmemorialfund.

Martin Frazee '01

Frazee Martin Francis Frazee, passed away at Mount Carmel East Hospital on January 7, 2017 at the tender age of 33. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 26, 1983 to his loving parents, Gary and MaryAnne Frazee. Martin attended St. Matthew Catholic School for both Elementary and Middle School, and went on to graduate from St. Francis DeSales High School, Class of 2001. He earned his Fire Science Certificate from Columbus State Community College. And was currently with Value City Furniture in Sales. Martin's proudest moment was becoming a Dad to his beautiful son, Kayden Lee Frazee on November 5, 2015. From that moment on he was a devoted father to his son. He leaves behind many who will cherish his memory forever. They include his parents, Gary and MaryAnne Frazee; his brother, Christopher; aunts and uncles, James (Vicki) Frazee, Jerry (Susan) Frazee, Kimberly S. (Michael) Miller and Richard (Diane) Wells; cousins, Benjamin, Nicholas, Andrew and Elizabeth Wells, Michael, JoEllen and John Frazee, Julie Kuhnert, Cameron Lane Miller; his best friend, David Horn; along with many other friends and acquaintances; and we could not forget his feline companions, Carson and Gracie. He joins his grandparents James and Betty J. Frazee, Sr., Bernard and Mercedes Wells. Martin was fun loving and always willing to be there for others. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Yet, his memory lives on in Kayden, and all he leaves behind. His family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd. in Gahanna. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, 807 Havens Corners Road, Columbus, Ohio 43230. Father Ted Sill, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Blendon Central Cemetery. The Frazee family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the physicians and staff at Mount Carmel East Hospital ICU; Megan, Lauren and Windy with Lifeline of Ohio; and finally to their church family and the staff at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church. The love and support shown during this difficult time will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to one of the following organizations: Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Rd., #200, Columbus, OH 43212, St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, Attn.: St. Vincent DePaul Society (address above), or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3049 Ohio 45, Rock Creek, OH 44084. 

Daniel DeMatteis '65

Daniel L. DeMatteis, age 69 passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016. His son, Matthew and daughter in law, Jennifer were at his side. Dan was a respected educator and mentor to many teachers, students, and administrators throughout Central Ohio. He attended St. Francis DeSales High School, serving as class president and graudated in 1965. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in education from the The Ohio State University in 1969 and later received his Masters in Education from Ashland University in 1983. Dan began his teaching career at St. Francis DeSales High School. In the early 1980s, he started with Dublin City Schools teaching the OWE program, English, French and History. He then went onto become the executive director of curriculum until he retired from Dublin. Dan was also a professor of education and fellow at Ashland University.

Dan will be remembered for his sense of humor, using names such as “Blanche” often in meetings and in the classroom. One of his favorite sayings was, “we need to all get on the clue bus and stay there!” He had an immense passion for educating the whole child, gardening, music and an impeccable sense of style. He has helped to shape Dublin City Schools for what it is today. His inspiration continues to live on in the Dublin community through the annual Dublin Literacy Conference, and International Baccalaureate program. Dan was also the master of ceremonies at convocation where thousands of educators gathered to celebrate a new school year.

Dan was a gentle and compassionate man who often placed others before himself, and this was true to form until the very end of his life. He loved his two grandchildren Julia and Anderson with all of his heart, and took great joy in watching them grow.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dan was a devoted husband and father. He advocated and cared for his wife of 46 years, Angela, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

Dan is preceded in death by his mother, Theresa DeMatteis, and is survived by his wife, Angela DeMatteis; son Matthew (Jennifer); grandchildren Anderson and Julia; father Frank DeMatteis Sr.; brother Frank DeMatteis Jr.; and sisters Sharon Nye, Jeanne Amato, and Janice Indol.

Debra Walker Tedesco '71

Tedesco Debra W. Tedesco, age 63, of Dublin, Ohio, passed away on October 8, 2016 following a prolonged battle against pancreatic cancer. She was born on September 15, 1953 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. On April 4, 1981 she married Frank A. Tedesco at St. Rocco's Catholic Church in Cleveland, Ohio. They shared 35 wonderful years together. Debra was a kind, generous, loyal and courageous woman. She had a creative mind and spent her career in interior design. Debra is preceded in death by her father Thomas Walker and son Thomas Tedesco. She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughters, Halle Bull and Madeline Kirincic; son, Frankie; mother, Betty Calhoun; brothers, Mike, Steve and John Walker; sister, Patricia Parker; granddaughters, Maia and Lena Bull and Carmella Tedesco; grandson, Joseph Tedesco; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many dear friends. Debra's family would like to thank all who prayed and supported her during her courageous fight against pancreatic cancer. Your kindness will not be forgotten. Please send memorial contributions in honor of Debra to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. You may donate at https://secure.pancan.org/site/Donation2.

Marianne Fontanarosa '68

Marianne Fontanarosa age 66, passed October 6, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Robert Evans; sister, Margaret (Barry) Jacques of Fernley, NV; children, Michael (Rebecca) Fontanarosa, Jennifer (Tori) Myers, and Joe (Jeannie) Miles; grandchildren, Shyanne, Jeremy, Isabella and Sarah; great-grandson, Jaydin; nieces, Beth and Cathy; and great-nephew, Tyler. Memorial services will be held October 23, 2016, from 1-4 p.m., at JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. Fifth Avenue, Columbus. 

Gerald Scott '76

Scott Gerald Keith Scott Sr., age 58, was born on September 6, 1958 in Columbus, OH to Fred and Rosa Scott Jr. He departed on September 6, 2016. He graduated from Saint Francis De Sales High School in 1976. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Fred and Rosa Scott Jr.; fiancée, Patricia Cooper; son, Gerald Scott Jr.; two grandchildren; siblings, Michelle Scott -Reed and Rhonda Scott; nieces and nephew and a host of family and friends. Home Going Celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in the chapel at DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., where family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Stanley Parker, officiating. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate.