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. 

Tressie Dameron '89

Dameron Tressie Elizabeth Dameron. Sunrise October 11, 1971. Sunset September 3, 2016. Graduate of Ohio State University recipient of Bachelor of Arts degree, a faithful member of Push Fitness and former member of the Linden Eagles cheer team. Preceded in death by father Leon Dameron Sr. and mother Yvonne Beatrice (Saunders) Dameron. Survived by daughter, Evonna Lee Dameron; brother, Leon Dameron Jr.; sisters, Cheri (Eric) Dameron-McCoy of Wilmington, NC, Annette (Charlotte) Dameron of Steubenville, Oh and Lesley Dameron; also a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Celebration of life service Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Vineyard Columbus, 6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081. Viewing 11 a.m., followed by service 12 noon. Requested parking north lot only during service. Donations made be made to any PNC bank. Professional Ministry of Comfort by WAYNE T. LEE FUNERAL SERVICE, 1370 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43205, 614 253-7944.

Frederick Johnston '64

Johnston Frederick "Fred" S. Johnston, III, age 70, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on July 28, 2016. Fred graduated from St. Francis DeSales in 1964. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Fred worked for Ohio Bell and retired in 2005 from AT&T. After retiring, Fred went to work for Cypress Communications in Georgia. He also was a substitute teacher for the elementary schools in Gwinnett County. He was an avid quilter and a member of the Gwinnett Quilters' Guild. Fred enjoyed singing. He was a member of both his church choir, as well as the Marietta, Georgia chapter of Big Chicken Chorus. He loved to entertain family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, especially in his RV. Preceded in death by parents Frederick Stephen and Betty J. Johnston, nephew Matthew Horn, and niece Shannon Reilein. Survived by children, Michael (Carey) Johnston and Stephan (Eva) Johnston; two grandchildren; two step grandchildren; sisters, Barbara (Don) Horn, Rebecca Casey (Jim); brother, Johnathan Blaise (Sharon) Johnston; numerous nieces and nephews; former wife and mother of children, Carla K. Johnston; and former wife, Glenna Johnston. Friends may call at Shepherd Church of Nazarene, 425 S. Hamilton Rd. on Saturday, August 20 at 12 noon-1:30 p.m. The memorial service will immediately follow, Pastor Tim Swanson officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or online at www.diabetes.com, in Fred's memory. 

Lucy Ann Marie Salamony '70

Salamony Lucy Ann Marie Salamony, OCDS, age 63, entered Eternal life on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Kobacker House. Lucy, a 1970 graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, was a professional florist who managed many floral shops in the Columbus area and won several Best of Show entries with floral arrangements at the Ohio State Fair. She truly loved the beauty of flowers and nature. She entered the Discalced Carmelite Order, Third Order Religious on September 11, 2001, taking her vows final vows on May 13, 2008 at the Shrine of St. Therese. God and her vowed life and her family was always first. She was noted as saying, "What you do with the blessings and gifts God has given you is what really matters." She enjoyed serving, giving and making people know they were loved and cared for. She is preceded in death by her parents Michael "Kelly" and Laura Ann (Milano) Salamony. She is survived by her sisters, Rosemary (Dan, Jr.) Grassbaugh and Annette (Michael) Lanza; nieces and nephews, Maria (Kyle) Kridler, Gina (Brian) Williams, Angela (Mike Dodge) Lanza and Daniel and Andrea Grassbaugh; and great-niece, Eva Williams. Her family will receive friends on Friday, July 22, 2016, from 4-7 p.m., at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. 5th Avenue, Columbus. Friends and family are asked to gather at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 1582 Ferris Road on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. for her funeral Mass. Reverend Monsignor Anthony Missimi, Presider. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Ohio Health Foundation/Kobacker House, POB 600001, Columbus, Ohio 43272. The family wishes to extend a special note of thanks to Sister Marie Shields, SNDdeN, who was an angel on earth to them; also, many thanks to those who took part in caring for Lucy during her illness. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com. 

James "Jim" Feldhaus '69

Feldhaus James "Jim" Feldhaus, 64, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. He was born June 29, 1951 to Thomas and Jean Feldhaus in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from DeSales High School in 1969 he married Deborah Solomon in Columbus, Ohio on August 19, 1972. As a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University, Jim's passion for OSU athletics, especially his beloved football team only grew stronger throughout his life. Jim's dedication to his career in the hospitality industry led him and his family to the mountains of Colorado where he enjoyed skiing Vail and Beaver Creek. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; his son, Bradley Feldhaus (Keira Bresnahan) of Grand Junction, Colorado; daughter, Stephanie Taylor (Eric) of Aspen, Colorado; three grandchildren, Ford and Blake Feldhaus and Burke Taylor; four sisters, Nancy Phillips of New Albany, Ohio, Laurie Tuttle of Columbus, Ohio, Debbie Laws of Chesapeake, Virginia and Peggy Bottorf of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; step-mother, Cherrie Feldhaus of Westerville, Ohio; step-brothers David (Amy) Gregerson of Atlanta, Georgia and Brent Gregerson of Indianapolis, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents.

Carl Booth '70

Booth Carl R. Booth Jr., 64, passed away May 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by parents Carl R. Booth Sr. and Grace Booth, brother-in-law James Timothy Traini. Carl is survived by his wife, Ramona Booth; sister, Jackie Traini; nephew, Tom Traini; niece, Joanna LaFlame; great-niece, Alexandra Traini; great-nephews, Colyn Traini and Kevin LaFlame; and recliner buddy, Dixie. Carl was a Sergeant with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office from 1978 to 2005. He was the founder of the Franklin County DUI Task Force and the DRE program. Carl was currently working with the Sharon Twnsp Police Dept. The many awards he received included the FCSO medal of honor twice and the 1997 J. Stannard Baker Award for outstanding achievement in traffic safety. Gathering Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 11 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 3005 Holt Rd., Grove City, OH. Donations may be made in Carl's memory to Mount Carmel Foundation, 6150 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213-9924 or Vineyard Christian Fellowship India Girls Higher Education Fund. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.NewcomerColumbus.com.
 

Ellen (Sapp) Schneider '67

Schneider Ellen F. (Sapp) Schneider, age 67, of Baltimore, died Thursday, March 31, 2016. Born June 23, 1948 in Columbus, to the late George and Rita (Power) Sapp. She was a 1966 graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School and then graduated from Columbus State with a Bachelors in Nursing. As a registered nurse, she served at many family practices and also as a health and wellness nurse for many churches. She enjoyed vacations, reading, and time spent with friends. Ellen was very supportive to anyone in need. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Preceded in death by her brother Don Sapp. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Ken; children, Carey (Sheila) Schneider, Chad (Andrea) Schneider, Eric (Angel) Schneider; grandchildren, Abbey, Lucas, Jacob, Ryan, Alayna, Vaughn, Gabriel; sister, Mary Lou (Dan) McCabe; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may visit 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 550 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147, where a vigil service will be held at 3:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 600 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147, with Monsignor Anthony Missimi and Father James Klima, Celebrants. Inurnment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ellen's name can be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 6150 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213-9924, or to the James Cancer Hospital, 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.