Beatrice De Silva, a Bermudian native, died unexpectedly on November 11, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio, while visiting family. She was 76 years old.
She is predeceased by her husband, Frank De Silva of Bermuda.
Bea was born August 25, 1943 to Antonio and Mary Rebello of Bermuda. She married Richard Whitehouse of Ohio, who predeceased her, and settled in the Columbus area. Subsequently, she married Carl Rizor of Ohio, who remains a friend and survives her.
Bea was a loving mother, grandmother (Vava), and great-grandmother (Bisa Va). Her three surviving children are Richard Whitehouse and his wife Pam, Deborah Buckley and her husband Bob, Daron Whitehouse and wife Heidi; Her step-children in Bermuda include Frank DeSilva Jr., Anthony DeSilva, Judy DeSilva, and Richard (Sam) DeSilva; Her grandchildren are as follows: Tygre Morehart, spouse Mark Hamilton; Jenna Shanks, spouse Justin Shanks; Joshua Morehart, spouse Leah; Jared Moen; Travis Moen; Nathan Whitehouse; Justin Whitehouse; Aaron Whitehouse; Bea’s step-grandchildren of Bermuda are Jordan, Tyler, Mercedes, Nilah DeSilva, and Jennifer Souza; Great-grandchildren are Johnathon and Lana Morehart, Jagger and Jeremiah Shanks; brother, Phillip, and wife Mary Rebello in Canada. Neices Krista and Dana Rebello and Tonya Pelletier, spouse Dennis.
Bea’s family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio where a memorial service will be held for her at 1:30 p.m. A second service will be held in Bermuda at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Memory of Bea to the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES, or at www.diabetes.org/donate
Richard "Dick" Hubert Steele, Jr.
September 19, 1957 ~ November 8, 2019
Dick was 62 and died peacefully surrounded by his family. He was born to Richard Hubert Steele, Sr. and Marlene Ann (Bell) Steele in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Dick was active in scouting as a young boy, and he worked his way up to becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the BSA program.
During high school he worked behind the scenes for the Fall plays, Spring musicals and the follies. After school he worked at Wickert Dental Lab, in Battle Creek. He accompanied his father to West Point Auto Theater Drive-In where he was a projectionist.
Dick graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1975. He moved to Columbus at 19 and attended DeVry Institute of Technology. He managed Zantigo restaurant in his early years. He installed and repaired cell phone towers in the Ohio and Indiana area.
Dick was a union member of IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Local #12. He worked behind the stages, rigging scenery and at times running sound boards and lighting displays for many venues all over Columbus and Ohio as well.
In 1988 he toured nationally as head carpenter on stage with singer/producer Linda Ronstadt during her acclaimed “Canciones de Mi Padre” tour. In 1990 he toured with national company of Phantom of the Opera as head carpenter.
He worked for CAPA (Columbus Association of Performing Arts) as Stage Manger of Palace Theater for 23 years, which included the Broadway Series. He continued his craft with the Local #12 in various venues and Convention Centers in Columbus and Ohio including the Columbus Zoo Series, Dublin Dance Company, Pleasure Guild Musicals for Children’s Hospital, Jazz Arts Group, Rock on the Range and many others.
He shared his gift of carpentry to build sets in his garage for children’s musical productions at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church for several years.
Dick enjoyed time at his family’s cottage on Big Star Lake in Michigan since childhood. He raised his daughters on “Lake Time” during summers with family. In winters he would hunt deer there with his father.
He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and also Michigan Wolverines fan. He proudly hung the split household flag honoring his half to the neighborhood.
Dick was a fiercely independent soul in the kitchen as well. He loved making his breakfasts and pizzas, grilling outdoors and campfires. He could fix and repair almost anything on his own, the ultimate handyman.
He loved his daughters unconditionally supporting them at school, in music or in sports.
He married Tracee Strohm on September 30, 1989. Dick was a member of Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church.
Dick is preceded in death by his father Richard H. Steele, Sr. of Battle Creek, Michigan; first wife, Cynthia Jashinski of Columbus, OH.
He is survived by his mother, Marlene Ann (Bell) Steele of Battle Creek, Michigan; wife, Tracee (Strohm) Steele; daughter, Sarah (Scott) Wallake of Grandview Heights; infant grandadughter, Elizabeth Wallake; daughter, Mason Steele of Pickerington; sister, Cathy Steele (Krista Miller) of Lansing, Michigan; best friend, Ralph Britton of Battle Creek, Michigan and faithful dog, Daisy.
Dick was an organ donor. His corneas will be donated for research to the Central Ohio Eye Bank.
Family visitation will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.
His Celebration of Life will be held at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church in the Bauserman Sanctuary on Friday, November 22, 2019 with visiting beginning at 10:00AM and service at 11:00AM. Interment to follow afterwards at Violet Township Cemetery in Pickerington, OH.
Henrietta Margaret Hampton
November 9, 1939 ~ November 12, 2019
Henrietta Margaret Hampton, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Henrietta was born on November 9, 1939 in Columbus, OH to the late Edward and Mary (Green) Olendorf.
She is survived by her loving husband, of 62 years, Thomas E. Hampton, Sr.; son, Thomas E. Hampton, Jr; daughter, Rebecca Jane Hampton and sister, Ruth Peake. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harry Sides. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, too many to mention, but she loved them all and prayed for them nightly.
Henrietta graduated from Central High School, and work for DeSoto Inc, before beginning her 32 year career as a school bus driver for Reynoldsburg City Schools. Caring for her student riders was truly one of the greatest joys in her life.
She was a lifetime member of Fellowship Baptist Church, and in the last several years found her home at Victory Baptist Church, while also supporting Summit Baptist Church. She loved her church family, had great love and respect for God’s word, and supported the spreading of God’s word and love however she could.
She considered her dogs family, so much her current Bernese Mountain Dog, Samson, didn’t know he was a dog. Henrietta was so creative, making amazing cakes, artex works of art and then her love for painting ceramics for over 40 years, sharing her works with friends and family for generations.
She is well remembered for her ability to throw a wonderful, warm and welcoming party. Whether it was Halloween gatherings for the kids bobbing for apples or the annual Christmas Open House that always included anyone that showed. Everyone was welcome, and all who came left as friends.
Mom was a loving, tenderhearted, kind soul and will missed by all who knew her, more that words can describe.
Her family will receive friends on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM at the Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St. Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 where her funeral service will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:30AM with Pastor Joel Simpson officiating. Interment Silent Home Cemetery.
Edward Harry Lewis
May 4, 1954 ~ November 13, 2019
Edward Harry Lewis, 65, passed away on November 13, 2019. Edward was born on May 4, 1954 in Columbus, OH to the late Gerald and Esther (Rambo) Lewis.
He is survived by his loving wife, Susan; children, Mykl “Otis” Oswald, Jeff Oswald, Rebecca “Becki” (Terry) Hess, Chrissy Lewis, Megan (Joey) Zinn, Jennifer Pryor, Christopher Brand and Matthew (Mandy) Brand; grandchildren, Jessica, Julia, William, Sarah, Johnny, Timmy, Zion (Cameran), Zeleena, Tony, Eli, Mia and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Kevin, Liam, Ray, Azarah, Bracey, Cassius, Lily, Mila, Penelope, Mateo, Ky, Londyn, Sari; sisters, Candy (Norm) Estep, Linda (Karen) Love and Jackie (Les) Herbach.
Edward was preceded in death by his brother, Terry “Bo” Lewis and great-grandchildren; Leon, Noel and Noah.
A Memorial Service for Edward will be held at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St. Reynoldsburg, OH on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:00PM with Mr. Zion Davis officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to his Memorial Service.
Memorial contributions in Edward's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017.
Laura Mae Wingrove
May 2, 1924 ~ November 8, 2019
Laura Wingrove, 95, of Reynoldsburg, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019. Laura was preceded in death by her mother and step-father Hazel and Jim Gallaher; sons Stephan Douglas Wright and Thomas Frederick Wright; husbands Frederick Wright and Donavan Wingrove. Laura is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Barry and Michelle Wright; grandchildren Patricia (Jan) Friedman of New York, Kellie (Steven) Herbst of Mt. Vernon, OH, Julie (Hans) Peterson of Delaware, OH and Valerie Wright of FL; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Michael, Jayson and Lucas Herbst, Hannah and Carlee Peterson, Kyle Wright, Maya Friedman, Stephen and Faith Wright; daughters-in-law Karol Wright of Bexley and Linda Baratier of NY.
Family will receive friends 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Cotner Funeral Home 7369 E. Main St. Reynoldsburg where her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Burial at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Laura’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Wesley Ridge Hospice and Wesley Ridge for their loving care of Laura.
Gary K. Liebschner
February 5, 1940 ~ November 7, 2019
Gary K. Liebschner, 79, of Carroll, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019. Gary was a graduate of East Liverpool High School; was a Big Brother; member of the Order of Engineers; American Rabbit Breeders Association; American Poultry Association; Palatines to America; National Historical Society; and he retired from AT&T.
Gary is survived by his wife Janet; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Nancy; grandson Timothy; brother and sister-in-law Martin and Carol; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Annette and Keith; 4 nieces; 1 nephew and 2 great-nephews.
Gary's family will receive friends 2:30-3 p.m. Monday, November 11 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Chapel 5600 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH where his funeral will follow at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gary’s memory to the Epilepsy Foundation. Arrangements under the care of Cotner Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg.
Robert George Clifton
July 11, 1934 - November 3, 2019
Robert (Bob) George Clifton, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 11, 1934 in Oak Park, Illinois to John Moore Clifton and Zoe (Bain) Clifton. Bob met his wife, Hideko (Yokono) Clifton, who preceded him in death, while he was serving with the Army Security Agency, Company 326, in the US Army in 1954 in Kyoto, Japan. They married in 1957 in Kobe, Japan.
Bob is an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 107 (Pataskala), and the Pataskala coffee klatch. In addition to spending time with his family, Bob enjoyed working on cars, taking road trips and visiting with friends. Bob retired from Lucent (Western Electric/Bell Labs) after over 40 years of service.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother John Bain Clifton and John's wife Margery (Walkup). Bob is survived by is loving children Richard (Sandra), Elizabeth and Sue (Rick) Tossmann, grandchildren; Jessica, Lance, Tiffany, Christopher, Sara, Khrystyne (Tina) and Casey, nieces and nephews; Don, Emily, Ray, Hidemi, Yukari, Keiko and Patricia.
Bob’s family will receive friends on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Cotner Funeral Home 7369 E. Main St. Reynoldsburg. His funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 Waggoner Rd., Reynoldsburg, OH with Pastor Liz Lowry officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association. https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/donatenow_stroke.html?s_src=comp_home.
Robert “Bobby” L. Rawlins, 56, of Columbus, passed away suddenly Saturday, October 26, 2019. Bobby was employed with the City of Columbus Water Division. He was a hard worker who provided for his family. He enjoyed working on his house and in the yard. He helped anyone who needed a helping hand.
He is preceded in death by his parents Opal and Barbara Rawlins. Bobby is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cynthia; daughter Rose (Brock) Melick; grandchildren Jordan and Autumn; sister Kimmie (Steve) Kurtz; brother Steven (Chae) Rawlins; nieces and nephew Beverly (James) Johnson, Crystal (Kenneth) Fields, Kyle Kurtz and Sarah Rawlins; great nieces and great nephews Haley, Emily, Makylie, Carlie, Luke, Noah and Alyssa; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Cotner Funeral Home 7369 E. Main St. Reynoldsburg where his funeral wil be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial at Glen Rest memorial Estate.
Regina Marie (Ramey) Kuskowski
September 6, 1955 - October 23, 2019
Regina Ramey Kuskowski, 64, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Regina was born in Columbus, was a graduate of Bishop Hartley High School, and attended the Ohio State School of Cosmetology. She is preceded in death by her mother, Cornelia “Connie” Ferroni; sister, Roberta Daley; and a very special aunt, Roseanne Finnerty.
Regina is survived by her daughters, Danielle Kuskowski, Alicia Takaezu, and Andrea Kuskowski; grandchildren Kennedy, Colton, and Dexter; sister, Rhonda Carter; stepfather, Sam Ferroni; nephews, Spencer, Vincent, Conor, and Roland; niece, Elizabeth; aunts Patricia White and Dorothy Downes, and numerous cousins.
Her family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00PM on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. The memorial service, officiated by Father Raymond Larussa, will begin at 4:00PM at the funeral home.
Barbara J. Adametz Crowl, 64, of Blacklick, passed away peacefully October 25, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born April 25, 1955 in Pittsburgh, PA to Helen (Fabian) and Joseph Adametz.
Barb was a 1973 graduate of Bishop Hartley High School and a 1977 graduate of The Ohio State University. She also obtained her Master’s Degree from University of Dayton. She enjoyed her career as an educator with Canal Winchester Local Schools for 36 years. She met many wonderful families and coworkers, including her lifelong, dear friend Onn Kantner.
Barb enjoyed the outdoors and wildlife, especially her hummingbirds, annual summer vacations at the beach with family and friends, and spending holidays with her family. She had a special place in her heart for her late father-in-law. She cherished every moment with her two daughters and two grandsons, whom she absolutely adored. She was an avid Steelers and Buckeyes fan.
Barb is preceded in death by her parents. Barb is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Thomas Crowl; daughters Lindsay Crowl and Loren Crowl Spaulding; two grandsons Brody and Dominic Spaulding; sisters Patti (Mike) Bookman, Peggy (Rick) Smith, and Debbie Bradley; step-mother Kathy Adametz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Barb’s family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 31 at St. Pius X Church, 1051 Waggoner Rd., Reynoldsburg. Burial at Sunbury Memorial Park.
Barb’s wishes were that in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a contribution, do so to an organization involved with children’s cancer research.