Robert Palermini '66

Robert A. Palermini, age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 5, 1948, to Gino and Ethel (Scott) Palermini. Bob graduated from St. Francis DeSales Catholic High School in 1966 and later graduated from The Ohio State University in 1972, with a degree in engineering. Bob moved to Maryland to fulfill his life-long dream of working for NASA to work on their missile program, but returned to help run the family business, G & M Plumbing, his dad and uncle founded, when his dad became ill. Bob retired from the family business in 2015. He looked forward to retirement in Arizona with his wife, Patricia. Bob loved history and together they enjoyed sightseeing and exploring the West. Some of Bob's other favorite things to do were to watch his grandkids play sports, play cards with friends, golfing, bowling and attending sports games. He loved baseball, hockey, basketball and mostly football - Ohio State Football. Bob has been an OSU season ticket holder for 46-years. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Cheryl (Shawn) Peer, Angela (David) Holland; stepson, Keith (Marsha) Vertrees; and an estranged, son. Bob has eight grandkids, Gregory, Morgan, Megan, Ryan, Ava, Aiden, Austin and Avery; brother, Ralph (Carla) Palermini; sisters, Karen Palermini and Cynthia (Stephen) Chandler; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved Boxer, Peyton. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Mark Palermini. His family will receive friends on Friday, November 30, 2018, from 4-8 p.m., at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, where his funeral will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. Burial to follow, Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's name preferred to The Cleveland Clinic (Kidney Disease Research Fund), 9500 Euclid Avenue/AC322, Cleveland, OH (44195). Condolences may be sent via

Mary (Mitchell) Wellman '73

Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Wellman, age 63, passed away at the Kobacker House on Saturday, November 24, 2018 after a 5 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was born on January 28, 1955 to the late Roger and Margie Mitchell. She is preceded in death by her son Michael Wellman, sister Barbara Wears and brother Dennis Mitchell. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Steve; son, Aaron (Mindy); daughter, Katrina (Carlos); daughter-in-law, Jessica (Rodney) Barnum; sisters, Karen (Fred) Mahle, Patricia (Kirk) Smith, Maureen (Don) Howe; brother, Kevin (Robin) Mitchell; grandchildren, Lance Moore, Madison Wellman, Landon Barnum, Payton Wellman, Randy Gonzales, Elijah Barnum; and many nieces and nephews. Kathy was a 1973 graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School; she went on to obtain an Associate's degree in nursing in 1990 from Columbus State and a Bachelor's degree in nursing in 2004 from Capital University. She was a lifelong caregiver and always put others before herself. She will be remembered by her loved ones as a gentle, kind soul. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the SCHOEDINGER NORTH Chapel, 5554 Karl Road. A mass of Catholic burial will take place on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 11 AM, St. James the Less Catholic church, 1628 Oakland Park Avenue. In lieu of flowers, Kathy requests that memorial contributions be made out to the Suicide Prevention Awareness Foundation in memory of her son Michael. Visit to view Kathy's tribute video and to extend condolences to her family.

Therese Melvin '64

Therese E. Melvin, age, 71 of Columbus, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2018 at home following an extended illness. She was born in Portsmouth to the late Louis Melvin and Dorothy Knittel Melvin. She was a member of the first graduating class of St. Francis DeSales High School. At the age of 17, she began working at The Ohio State University, retiring after 34 years of service. She never married nor had children; she devoted her life to the Lord. A dedicated and active member of St. James the Less, also a member of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for many years.

She had a beautiful connecting spirit. Anyone that had the pleasure of meeting her felt her love. She lived a wonderful life close to her family. She never left home so she always had her mother's and sister's home cooking - what a blessing! Every friend she had touched her life dearly; she cherished the memories. She enjoyed music, watching others dance, movies, going out to eat, and movie theatres. Her dream was to go to Paris, France one day. She loved animals; there was always an animal in her home.

Survived by her cat, Sidney; dog, Alfie; great niece; DeVona Ashbrook (boyfriend, Benjamin Lacey) of Columbus, Ohio; great niece, Brentny (Levi) Riehl of Johnstown, Ohio; great great niece, Zadi Ashbrook of Galena, Ohio; brother-in-law, Joseph Gall of Galena; niece, Yvonne Gall of Westerville, Ohio; niece, Julie Ashbrook of Bucyrus. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Mary A. Gall; brother, John Melvin; niece, Cynthia Gall; and great great nephew Tristan Griffith. Friends will be received from 4-7pm Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Schoedinger Linden Memorial Chapel, 2741 Cleveland Avenue, where a prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018 at St. James the Less Catholic Church, 1652 Oakland Park Avenue; interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Joseph Sansone '04

Joseph A. Sansone, age 33, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born to Jim and Patty Sansone in Columbus, Oh. Joey is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Vincent and Mary Sansone, great-grandmother Mary Sansone, maternal grandmother Marianne Clay, Uncle Rick Clay, and special cousin David Black. Joey is survived by his loving parents, Jim and Patty Sansone; brothers, Mike and Matthew; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and cherished friends. Family will receive friends from 2-5 pm Sunday, October 7, 2018, at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd., Columbus, Oh 43229. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am Monday, October 8, 2018 at St. Matthias Church, 1582 Ferris Rd., Columbus, Oh 43224. Fr. Anthony Davis celebrating. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery to follow in procession. Contributions in Joey's memory may be made to St. Francis Desales High School in honor of his beloved childhood.

Thomas Nance '84

Nance, Thomas A., beloved husband of Tammy Denzy-Nance and the late Robin Dold Nance, devoted father of Erin (Bill) Cohen, Jenna, Abby, Ryan and Maggie Nance. Step father of Bailey (Will) McCoy, Olivia and David Denzy, loving grandfather of Ivory Sage McCoy, dear son of Chuck and Geri Nance, caring brother of Cindi (Jay) Nash and Tony (Teresa) Nance. He was a graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus and Wilmington College. Passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018, age 52, residence Loveland, OH. Funeral Liturgy, St. Columban Church, Loveland, OH, Wednesday, October 3, 10AM, the family will receive friends at Evans Funeral Home, Milford, Tuesday, 5 to 8 PM. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

John Preston '70

John Preston, Jr., age 65, died suddenly on August 20, 2018 in Tennessee. A self employed contractor in Central Ohio since 1968. Survived by his wife, Christine "Chris" Mayer Preston; sons, John J. Preston, III and wife, Lisa (Francisco), Scott and wife, Katie (Selby) Preston, Nick and wife, Emily (Steva) Preston; grandchildren, Travis, Anna, Luke, Leah and Jack Preston; parents, Rose and John J. Preston; sister, Robin Preston Major and husband, Anthony; brother, David Preston; many other relatives and friends. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Monday, August 27 at St. Elizabeth Church, 6077 Sharon Woods Blvd., where his Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 28. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be in his name to the St. Francis DeSales Scholarship Fund, 4212 Karl Rd., Columbus, OH 43224.

Carol Gall '71

Carol Lynn Gall, age 65, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She was born May 6, 1953 to the late Fred and Frances (Arena) Holman in Columbus, Ohio. Carol was a lifelong resident of Columbus where she graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School. She was a devoted employee of T. Marzetti Company for over 35 years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed music and scrapbooking, but mostly loved being with her family and friends. Carol is survived by loving daughter, Teresa (Kelli) Medaglia; sisters, Janet (Mike) Mauger and Dawne Church; step-mother, Mary Holman; niece, Lori (Doug) Van Cleef; nephew, Shane (Maria) Mauger; and grandnieces and grandnephews, Haley, Wyatt, Mia, Wesly and Cole. Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Burial to follow the services at St. Joseph Cemetery in Lockbourne, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212. Visit her guest book at "If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing."

Jo Ann (Wolford) Mullen '69

Jo Ann Mullen, age 67, of Carroll, the Lord called another one of his angels home peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born November 24, 1950 in Columbus, she was a 1969 graduate of DeSales High School in Columbus. Jo Ann was always happy, and loved spending time with the family and traveling, especially anywhere that had a warm sandy beach. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Douglas Mullen; children, Douglas (Jennifer) Mullen II, Amanda, David (Amanda) Mullen, Carroll, Danielle Mullen, and Darrell Mullen, both of Columbus; grandchildren, Dylan, Devon, Dawson, Kyleigh, David II, Daelen, and Alvin; brothers-in-law, Dennis (Barbara) Mullen, West Jefferson, Dale (Nancy) Mullen, Grove City; sister-in-law, Debbie (Bill) Kirwin, Canal Winchester; nieces and nephew, Nicole, Jessica, Kaitlin, and Jonathan. Friends may visit 11 am-1 pm Friday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, where a memorial service will follow at 1 pm

Mary Ann (Merendo) McCoy '67

Mary Ann (Merendo) McCoy, age 69, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at her home. Graduate of DeSales High School, Class of 1967. Preceded in death by her husband Roxford McCoy and parents Carl and Edith (Mager) Merendo. Survived by sons, Michael G. (Leslie), Kevin D. (Latalia) and Todd J. (Kandi); brothers, Carl M. (Deborah) and Merico F. (Flordeliza) Merendo; sisters, Carlene C. (Richard Dziadecki) Merendo; Kathlene R. Merendo, Carla C. Boyer, Benita A. Merendo, Elizabeth A. (Richard) Dublin, Tina (John) Murphy, Anna M. (Gerald) Andrews; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High St., Worthington. 

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

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 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 Messages of condolence may be left at

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