Mary Catherine Tippett '66

Mary Catherine "Cathy" Tippett White , age 70, a resident of San Bernardino, CA, passed away on May 26, 2019 in Upland, CA. She was born in 1948 to James and Mary Tippett. A longtime resident of Columbus OH, she graduated from St Francis DeSales High school and attended The Ohio State University. She loved reading, playing the violin and piano and for a time also taught piano. She is survived by her daughters Lynn "Cricket" White and Dawn White, her son in law Erick Gomez and granddaughters Sydney and Sofia Gomez. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters Jim Tippett, Ron Tippett, Susan Delozier, Nancy Kirtley and Mike Tippett and her many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to The National Institute of Mental Health. A private family service will be held in Ohio later this summer.

Thomas Blackburn '87

Thomas Gregory Blackburn, 50, of Columbus, passed on June 4, 2019 at Mt Carmel St Anns Hospital. He is survived by his father, Butch (Linda) Blackburn; sister, Tracie Lynn Blackburn; Aunt Patricia Blackburn, and Uncle Jeffery Blackburn. Thomas was a graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School class of 1987. There will be a celebration of life service held this Saturday, June 8 at 4PM at the Alpha Club, 4460 Stygler Rd., Columbus, OH 43230. The family was assisted by Newcomer NE Chapel. To leave a message for the family, please visit

Sue Bell '68

Susan K. Bell, 69, of Thornville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Pickering House. She was born October 5, 1949 in Columbus and was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Martha G. (Bragg) Bell. Susan was a graduate of St. Francis DeSales. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Paul Bell. She is survived by a sister, Patricia (Jerry) Meldrum of Lancaster; brothers, Larry Bell of Lancaster and Mike Bell of Columbus. She will be remebered for her love of animals especially her kitties, Lexie and Duffy. Per her request, there will be no services. A cremation will be handled with care by the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff in the ICU at Fairfield Medical Center. Her last hours were spent at the Pickering House. We are so grateful for the loving care and support. Please consider a contribution to FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 in Susan's memory. Kind notes of condolence may be made at

Patrick Wickline '95

Patrick Dawson Wickline, 41, of Herndon, Virginia, went home to the Lord on Good Friday April 19, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at Reston Bible Church on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 1 p.m., with Pastor Jim Supp officiating. A  memorial visitation will be held at Adams-Green Funeral Home, in Herndon, on Thursday, April 25, 2019, between 5-7 p.m.

Patrick was born in Columbus, Ohio, on June 11, 1977. He attended St. Francis DeSales High School, where he played varsity football and graduated in 1995. He went on to earn a degree in Pre-Med Biology from Ohio University (where he met his wife) and, not wanting to waste that major or add another year of college, he parlayed his summer work experience and collegiate studies into a certification in Landscape Design from George Washington University. He subsequently worked as vice president for Maryland’s "As You Like It Landscaping" for the last several years.

Patrick enjoyed life and related to every person he met. He was a longstanding coach and volunteer for numerous organizations, including Herndon Reston Youth Baseball, Reston Little League, Armstrong Elementary School, and Reston Bible Church. He loved the Washington Nationals, Buckeye football, smoking meat, baking amazing birthday cakes, and relaxing around the fire pit with family and friends.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Graham) Wickline, his sons Noah (11), Brady (9), and Jonathan (6); his mother Carla Wickline-Shorts; his father Robert Wickline (Dorothy); his brothers Timothy (Cassie) and Christopher (Shawna); nephew Max; his in-laws Fred and Carol Graham; sister-and-brother-in-law Katie and Tony Bapple; nieces Taylor and Noel; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Dale Shorts.

A memorial service in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio will be scheduled at a later date.

Kyle Richardson '07

Kyle A. Richardson, age 30, who was residing and working in Asheville, NC., died April 12, 2019 as a result of a work related accident. Kyle was a graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School. During his baseball years, he pitched a perfect game. He bowled a 300 in the State of Ohio Bowling Tournament during high school. Kyle was a very good artist and played the piano very well. He was avid OSU Buckeye and Cleveland Indian's fan. Preceded in death by paternal grandparents Dr. John W. and Mildred Richardson, maternal grandparents Everett and Patricia Andrews, first cousin J.R. Lynch. Survived by mother and step-father, Sally and Scott Ferriman; father and step-mother, John and Meg Richardson; siblings, Katy Richardson, Paul Richardson, and Evan Ferriman; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family will receive friends Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 3-7 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., where service will be held Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. Pastor Chip Heim officiating. Interment to follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. To sign and view Kyle's online guest book please visit 

Alice (Tague) Clark '75

Alice M. Clark, 61, of Columbus, passed away March 28, 2019.  Alice was born April 12, 1957 to Clyde and Anne (Schlaechter) Tague. She loved playing cards with her family. She was married to Roger Clark for 19 years.  She will be deeply missed by her husband, Roger; children Abigail and Christina; grandchildren Marcus and Madyson; brother Danny; sisters Martha, Theresa, Judy, Barbara, and Margie along with many other family and friends.  Alice was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Mary. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm and Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 11am to 12pm at Newcomer NE Chapel 3047 E. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus.  Funeral services will follow on Thursday at 12pm at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Nick Young '09

Nick (Nicholas) Young, age 28, of Westerville, passed away unexpectedly February 17, 2019 at home. Employed by Interstate Batteries (IBS), a 2009 graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School, where he was a mutli-year letter-winner in soccer and lacrosse. An avid Buckeye, Bengals, and Cols. Crew fan, Nick was also very passionate about his job at IBS, along with his best friend and sheepadoodle, "Halo". Survived by his parents, Carter and Carrie Young of Westerville; brother, Matt Young (fiancé, Lauren Wetula) of Columbus; maternal grandmother, Gail Abolins of Westerville; paternal grandmother, Sandra Young of Mansfield; uncles and aunts, Chris and Joan Young, Randy and Karen Hay, Scott and Traci Young, Tim and Amy Strauss, Linda Young, Jeff and Paula Abolins, and many cousins. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Shrock Road, Westerville, OH 43081, Friday, February 22nd from 4-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, OH 43081, Saturday the 23rd at 10:30 a.m. with visitation from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Rev. Fr. Charles Klinger and Rev. Fr. Anthony Lonzo, con-celebrants. Private family interment at Blendon Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hearts in Action - Columbus Relief.

Jan (McMahon) Dillin '67

Jan L Dillin, 69, of Port Charlotte, FL., formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away February 11, 2019. She was born June 22, 1949 in Columbus to James and Doris McMahon. Jan and her husband moved to Port Charlotte, FL in July of 2010. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Charles Dillin of Port Charlotte, FL; 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; and her sister, Dee McMahon of Punta Gorda, FL. Jan was predeceased by her parents and her daughter Larissa Haslett. 

Richard Greene '68

Richard "Rick" Greene, age 68, passed away suddenly January 15, 2019. He was born on August 9, 1950 to the late Thomas and Daisy Greene. Graduate of St. Francis DeSales and Ohio University. Owner and co-founder with family of Greene Solutions, LLC. He was a dedicated golfer, 2 time Booze and Foos champion, walleye whisperer and scotch/cigar connoisseur. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters-in-law Mary Ann Greene and Sandy Foster. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Lisa; sons, Thomas (Erin), Jon (Monica) and Tyler (Amy); grandchildren, Hendrix, Milena, Madison, Eliot and Carter; brothers, Steve (Sue) and John; sister-in-law, Karen (Rod) Chambers; brother-in-law, Frank Foster; close family friends, Barry, Seth and Olivia Wenrich; many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends and family may call Saturday from 10 am-1 pm at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 4661 Kenny Road. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in his name. Visit to offer condolences.

Jayne Chrystal '67

Jayne (Barry) Condo Chrystal, born September 14, 1949 to the late William and Mary (O'Reilly) Barry, passed away peacefully on December 11. Jayne was a lifelong resident of Columbus. She attended St. Francis DeSales High School and graduated from Ohio Dominican College with a degree in Education. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony Church and volunteered with the League Against Child Abuse and St. Francis DeSales Alumni Association. Growing up, Jayne was especially close to her late aunts, Helen and Catherine O'Reilly, who cultivated in her a fierce loyalty to family and traditions. Jayne loved motorcycles and was a well-known figure in the Ohio racing scene. She was a devoted mother and a talented photographer. She loved Ohio State football, and spending time with her children and their friends. She is survived by her son, Nicholas Condo of Marysville; and daughter, Elizabeth Condo of Raleigh, NC; their spouses, Deanna Condo and Brian O'Shea; and grandchildren, Joshua Condo, Juliana Condo and Rowan O'Shea. Jayne will be best remembered for her kindness, generosity, strength and adventurous spirit. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday at the EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 4661 Kenny Rd. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 1300 Urban Dr. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association

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.