Michael Conway '65

Michael Dennis Conway, 70, of Columbus passed away on June 16, 2018 from a long and stubborn battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by parents, Dennis & Betty Conway. Survived by wife of 49 years, Suzanne; son, Tim (Katie), daughter, Kristy (Dave), son, Tom (Carrie); siblings, Steve (Carol), Diane (Rick), Dick (Patty), and Jim (Sue); affectionately called Grumpy by his grandchildren, Ellie, Michael, Harper, Claire, and Quinn; many nieces, nephews, and best friend, Jack Gordon. Mike was a graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School, Class of 1965 and The Ohio State University, Class of 1969. He was a parishioner of St. Matthias Catholic Church and a life member of Charity Newsies. The family will receive friends at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High St., Worthington, Wednesday, June 20th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorial Mass 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21st at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 1582 Ferris Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. The family would like to thank, Dr. Andrew Grainger and the entire staff at Columbus Oncology & Hematology Associates for their extraordinary care over the past 6 years, as well as the kind and caring staff at Kobacker House. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Father James T. Smith Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund for St. Matthias School or to Charity Newsies

David Black '04

David Michael Black, age 32, of Columbus, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at home. David was a 2004 graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School and worked in the food industry for many years. He is preceded in death by his father Charles J. Black, grandparents Charles G. (Flo) Black and Vincent (Mary) Sansone. He is survived by his mother, Teresa Black; sister, Jennifer (Brian Simpson) Black; brother, Charles G. (Ashley) Black; nephews, Ryan C. and Jay B. Black; uncles and aunts, Jim (Patty) Sansone, Mike (Julie) Sansone, Tom (Theresa) Sansone, Yvonne (Bob) Gardner, Joe Black and Chris (Rachael) Black; many cousins and friends. His family will receive friends on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 3-7 p.m., at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus. Family and friends are asked to gather at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel (within the grounds of St. Joseph Cemetery), 6440 S. High Street, Lockbourne, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., for his funeral Mass. Burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the wishes of the family (envelopes available at the funeral home). Condolences many be sent via www.johnquint.com.

Nicholas DeVictor '98

Nicholas "Nick" DeVictor, age 38, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Owner of Exclusively Floors and Cabinets. Graduate of St. Francis Desales High School class of 1997. Member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Also a member of Alpha Club and Moose Lodge 1427. Preceded in death by mother Kathleen DeVictor, uncle Bob Yoakam, grandparents Albert and Evelyn DeVictor and Bob and Rita Yoakam. Survived by his loving children, Michael, Andrew and Victoria DeVictor and their mother, Danielle DeVictor; father, Guy (Sandra) DeVictor; brothers, Tony (Darcie Cochran) DeVictor and Brent DeVictor; close friend, Matt Chitwood; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held Friday, June 1 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, OH 43081. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, OH 43081 with visitation one hour prior to service. Rev. Fr. Tony Lonzo celebrant. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nick's memory to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org or the charity of your choice.

Michael Condo '69

Michael P. Condo, 66, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Columbus, OH. Michael was born on August 25, 1951 in Columbus, OH to the late Joseph and Katherine (Skunza) Condo. In addition to his parents, Mike is preceded in death by his brother Raphael Condo and his beloved sister-in-law Shelley Hebdo. Mike is survived by his beloved wife and soul mate, Morgan J. (Hennis) Condo; siblings, Joseph (Judy) Condo, Phillip Condo, Mary (Gordon) Young, Helena Condo, Anthony (Ana) Condo and Gabriel (Ann Marie) Condo; mother-in-law Anne Hennis; sister-in-law, Trina (Bill Blackburn) Hennis; brother-in-law, Barry (Jeannie) Hennis; dear family friend, Joe Hebdo; nephews, Julian, Joey, Anthony, David and Charlie; nieces/great-nieces, Melanie, Sophia, Rene', Olivia, Cami, Eva, Charli, Jetta, Piper and Evie. Mike was the proud owner of Aero Appliance Service since 1984. His timely response was always appreciated by his customers. Mike loved kids and kids loved Mike. He was patient and would easily connect with them. Mike was a kind, loving, strong and wise man. He found respite in nature and in simple pleasures such as music and good food. He loved to fish at Chadwick Arboretum Lake, and he loved his dogs, Lily and Odie. He found humor in 'B' movies. Mike was a dedicated pacifist, feminist and open minded. He had many friends who rallied around him until the end. Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, Columbus NE Chapel, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH. 43231. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10am also at Newcomer NE Chapel. He will be laid to rest at Mifflin Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike's honor to Pelotonia at www.yourpelotonia.org Messages of condolence may be left at www.NewcomerColumbus.com.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 22, 2018

Suzanne (Hannum) Souder '66

Suzanne Hannum Bryan Souder, 69, of Gahanna, Ohio, passed away on April 9, 2018, of glioblastoma brain cancer.

The funeral service will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Dublin, Ohio. Pastor Amanda Highben and Pastor John Morris of Prince of Peace will be officiating. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Newcomer Funeral Home in Grove City, Ohio. Family and friends will be notified personally by family on the date and time of services.

Suzanne was born in Tacoma, Washington on December 20, 1948. She graduated from Saint Francis DeSales High School and later in her career continued to Otterbein University. Although she didn’t graduate Otterbein she was very proud to be one of the top student’s decades older than the normal student. She was even asked to be a member of the top academic Greek Sororities.

Suzanne started her career at THE Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center with an entry level position and worked her way up the corporate ladder to the highest position a non-college graduate can achieve as a medical information manager for Adria Labs / Pharmacia / UpJohn for over 30 years. She was very proud of the long-time friends she acquired through her work, and truly loved them all. Suzanne even met her “Hunny Bunny” thanks to her employer, when he joined the team in 1989. She enjoyed being with her family, especially her 12 grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling, whether on the job to Europe or just to have fun with her family in Boston, Augusta and Houston. Her last trip she took was August 2017 to take Sarah and Gracie Bryan to Disney World. She loved every minute of it, just watching them smiling and having fun!

Suzanne married Daniel in 1993 in Las Vegas, NV. They were happily married for 23 years. Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents Roy T. (2010) and Margaret (2015), her brother-in-law Charles Pritchett (1996) and his son-in-law Neil Heeren (2011). Suzanne is survived by her children Jason (Jennifer) Bryan of Johnstown, Ohio, Suzanne Heeren of Bolton, Massachusetts, Margaret (Scott) Stephens of League City, Texas; her grandchildren, Wyatt Cornwell, Sarah Bryan, Gracelyn Bryan, Emily Heeren, John Daniel “Jack” Heeren, Kirsten Heeren, Michael Heeren, Kiley Heeren, Aiden Heeren, Hannah (Josh) Orin, Andrew Stephens, Abigail Stephens; her brother-in-law David (Nancy) Souder of Gibsonburg, Ohio, and sister-in-law Suzanne Pritchett of Augusta, Georgia and her aunt Doris Cherry of Dumfries, Scotland; her nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends she made along the way.

Suzanne cared dearly for her family and friends and it showed by how many long-time friends she maintained throughout her life. She bent over backwards for everyone she cared about, family or not. One of those friends, Nancy Hutchings, has been such a close friend since they were classmates at just thirteen years old and remained close friends throughout her life. Suzanne was proud to call her the little sister she never had to anyone that asked. She also became great friends with Doris Edwards when she moved into the Dublin area 30some years ago a friendship that remained. Mentioning these two people is important to me because it was the circle of trust in care during Suzie’s battle with cancer. Between Jason, Nancy, Doris and Sam; Suzie put together a team that bonded and was able to provide for her must needed health change. She couldn’t have ask for such great friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The National MS Society or American Cancer Society. As these organizations were very dear to her heart. The family of Suzanne wishes to thank Visiting Angels, Mother Angelina’s McCrory Manor, and Mount Carmel’s Hospice Team for the wonderful help and amazing care that Suzanne received.

Mary (Schwinne) Greenlee '66

Mary Greenlee, 69, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Columbus, OH. Mary was born on August 31, 1948 in Columbus to the late Warren and Agnes (Snyder) Schwinne. Mary is preceded in death by her brothers Jim and Bill Schwinne. She is survived by husband of 43 years, Don; children, Beth Greenlee, Becky (Chris) Greenlee, Matt (Krista) Greenlee; step-children, Todd (Cindy) Greenlee, Kelly (John) Lopata, Holly Greenlee, Amy (Sean) Gibson, Troy (Lisa) Greenlee and Tracy (Greg) Ross; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and other family members. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 4-6:30 pm at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, Columbus NE Chapel, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43231, where a rosary service will begin at 6:30 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11 am at The Church of The Resurrection, 6300 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054. Fr. Jerry Rodenfels, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's honor to Office of Development, OSUCCC-James, 660 Ackerman Rd., 6th Floor, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218 or to Kobacker House Hospice, 800 McConnell Dr., Columbus, OH 43214. Messages of condolence may be left at www.NewcomerColumbus.com

Todd D'Andrea '04

Todd Michael D'Andrea, age 31, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School in 2004 and from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Todd was a proud veteran of the U.S. Armywhere he served as a Corporal and was granted a Top Secret security clearance by the National Security Agency. Todd returned to Columbus where he earned a degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in Geographical Information Systems. He enjoyed soccer, basketball, yoga and working out at the gym. Todd was a dedicated member of Vineyard Columbus. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Paul and Dorothy West and Frank and Madeline D'Andrea. Todd is survived by his loving parents, Ron and Judy (West) D'Andrea; sister, Amie D'Andrea (Quentin Cradle); beloved nieces, Alaya, Ariyana and Abrielle Cradle; aunts and uncles, Diane and Don Thomas, Albert and Kim D'Andrea, Toni and Alan Moose and Steve West; many other loving family and friends. Family will receive friends Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road, where a funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018. Burial with military honors will follow the services at Resurrection Cemetery in Lewis Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017

Susan (Hohl) Schmidhammer '73

Susan Maureen Hohl Schmidhammer, of Sunbury, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the James Cancer Center of The Ohio State University Medical Center. Susie is the 6th of 16 children born to Margaret Hohl Leffler and the late John Jason Hohl. Graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School and attended Boston College. Employed as an accountant at Lucent Technologies for 27 years. An avid gardener and stained-glass artist, she also loved crafts and sewing. Susie was co-owner of the Glass Rooster Cannery and Art Barn of Sunbury which she shared with her sister Jeannie. Susie transformed her 5 acres of property into a small slice of heaven, an artist's mecca and a playground for children of all ages. Everywhere in this wonderland was a piece of unique art-pottery on the garage wall, a tattooed mannequin in a clump of reeds, a rusting plow in a thicket of weeds, stepping stones inlaid with "jewels". Susie readily shared her artistic talents and her expansive heart with her relatives, friends and the community. She was the ultimate "Tom Sawyer" and had a unique gift for making all feel welcome and special. She believed in the dreamers. She was an active member of the Harlem Township community, lending help to Grange dinners and festivals and showing kindness to everyone who came into contact with her. In the words of her daughter, Shannon; "Mom, do you remember your horse, Lady? Do you see the forest? Get on your horse and gallop, far, far away into the forest. Fly away. Fly away. Fly away." Preceded in death by husband, William Gould; father, John Jason Hohl; step-father, Robert Leffler. Survived by daughter, Shannon; mother, Margaret; siblings, Michael (Elana) Hohl of Columbus, Mary (Terry) Allan, of Centerville, Timothy (Julie) Hohl of Tampa, FL, John (Doreen) Hohl of Sunbury, Ann Mobley of Bradenton, FL, Christine (Jon) Brooks of Euless, TX, Charlene Hohl of Pelham, AL, Raymond (Ruth) Hohl of New Albany, Lisa Wilson of Fredericktown, Michele (Bill) Stokes of Ostrander, Catherine Lakeman of Charlotte, NC, Josephine (Herb) Pettit of Richmond, KY, Bruce (Karin) Hohl of Columbus, Jeanine (Bill) Seabrook of Sunbury, Matthew (Kelly) Hohl, of Centerburg; many loving nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Susie's life was held at her home for family and friends. Contributions may be made to the Harlem Township Heritage Association, c/o Harlem Fire Station, 3883 South State Route 605, Galena, OH 43021 in Susie's memory. Special memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Robert Paolini '67

Robert A. Paolini, age 68, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Bob was born in Columbus to the late Andrew and Laura (Tiberi) Paolini. He spent his adult career as a Oil and Gas Land Man with Columbia Gas. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betty (Hall) Paolini; daughter, Patricia Paolini; brother, Daniel (Deborah) Paolini; nephew, Daniel Paolini; niece, Laurie Paolini; along with many other nieces, nephews and cousins. His family will receive friends on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4-8 p.m., at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet Street (Italian Village) Columbus. Entombment to follow, Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in memory of Robert to the American Heart Association or St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.

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.