. . . we are deeply saddened by the loss of our classmates.
At each reunion we are saddened to hear that some more of our classmates
have passed away. None of us are getting any younger and can thank God
that we can meet once again to renew old friendships and exchange stories
of our lives at the upcoming Reunion of the Class of 1979. Let's not
forget our fellow
fallen cardinals . . .
19th, 1990 From bicycle / car accident
Ron attended the Ohio State University School of Music from 1979-1983.
He moved to California and received his Bachelor of Music in 1986
from California State University at Sacramento. In 1989, he received
his Master of Arts in Music at the University of California, Davis.
His thesis was entitled: The Secular Monodies of Francesca Caccini's
"Il Primo Libro Delle Musiche."
At UC Davis, Ron was a teaching assistant, a member of the Symphony
Orchestra, and a recipient of the David Saxxon Award for Excellence
in Performance of Early Music, 1988. Performing with the orchestra,
he traveled to Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia in 1989.
He was enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Musicology at Stanford University,
In the Columbus area, he was a member of both Zivili, a professional
Yugoslavian Folk Song & Dance Group and Vatra-Ziva, Tamburitza
Ensemble, another Yugoslavian song and dance group. Ron performed
with Zivili in Yugoslavia in 1980.
Ron was a member of other Early Music / Baroque groups in Columbus
and Sacramento. He could play any stringed instrument and specialized
in guitar and lute. (He built his own lute from scratch.) He even
played the bagpipes at his older brother's wedding.
Athletically, Ron was an avid cyclist, skier and climber. He once
strung a rope some 100 feet between two trees in our backyard and
then traversed the distance mid-air, enthralling a multitude of
neighborhood kids in the process.
He enjoyed many climbs in the New York Appalachians, the Great Smokies,
the Rocky Mountains, and the Canadian Rockies. Only a week before
his tragic death in 1990, he had scaled Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain
Ron lived life fully and enthusiastically and numerous friends remarked
he had done more in his 28 years than many people do in a life time.
We miss you, kid.
Mom, Dad, Robert '72, Willie '73, Jeff '75, and John '78
13th, 1991 Due to cancer
Carol received her undergrad degree from the University of Michigan
majoring in Economics, and then attended Law School at Capital University,
graduating with honors. After graduating Law School, she started
a career with Bricker-Eckler LLP, a large law firm in Columbus.
Shortly after beginning her career she was diagnosed with cancer.
At the time of her death, she was living in Dublin, and engaged
to be re-married. We can always remember Carol by her enthusiasm
for life and her unforgettable laugh.
-Submitted by classmate.
Beth (Bergdah) Fraser
(Bergdah) Fraser, 48, of Venice, died Feb. 2, 2010 from a heart
attack while sleeping.
Survivors include her parents, Faye and Bill Bergdahl of Venice,
FL; her sister, Koren
(Robert) DeRusso of Clearwater; a brother, Marc (Laurel) Bergdahl
of Columbus, Ohio; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, The Venice Corps.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Margaret (Meg) Boardman
6th, 1991 Due to cancer
After WHS Meg attended Westminster Choir College in New Jersey for
a year. She then returned to the Central Ohio area. She was involved
in the set production and chorus of Vaudvillities for several years.
She loved her involvement with Vaudvillities. She also loved spending
time with her nieces. On March 6, 1991, Meg lost a four year battle
with an illness. During a majority of the four year period her hopes
were high and she fought hard. In the midst of her illness she attended
the 10th HS reunion. It took a lot of energy for her to attend but,
she was glad to have the opportunity to see some of her friends
again. If anybody would like more information please feel free to
contact me: Meg's little sister, Cathy (Boardman) McKenna (WHS Class
of 1984). email@example.com
Roger "Byrd" Cellar, age 53, died Friday morning 3/13/2015
at his home following an extended illness. Born July 15, 1961 in
Columbus, Byrd was a graduate of Worthington High School and an
alumnus of their Ten Man Kazoo Band. He was a former member and
assistant coach of Mount Air Swim Team and was joyfully employed
as Facility Supervisor at Whole Foods Market. Mr. Cellar proudly
served our country in the U. S. Coast Guard. He is survived by his
wife of 22 years, Denisa; daughters, Maggie and Claire; son, John;
mother, Jean Cellar; sister, Denise (Tim) Barnett; uncles, Bernard
(Barb) Cellar and Russell (Mary) Cellar; aunt, Becky (Harold) Price;
many cousins, nieces and nephews; and special family members, Finn,
Rosco, Scooter, and Lily. He was preceded in death by his father
Roger Cellar - The Columbus Dispatch.
Jonathan (John) Collins
22nd 2015 in South Carolina. Funeral arrangements through Sandifer
Funeral Home in Westminster, South Carolina.
2nd, 2009 in Florida.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Todd Daubenmire and his family.
He was a loving father and grandfather. He is survived by his
father, David; brother, Tyler; sister, Devin Graham; daughter,
Ashley; son, Ryan; and grandson, Andrew.
Clinton Timothy Fallon, of Worthington, passed away Monday, July
6, 2015. Clint was born on March 19, 1961 to William W. and Millicent
(Krout) Fallon. Clint was a very kind, intelligent and strong person.
He graduated from Worthington High School, Class of 1979. He was
a graduate from Ohio University and worked in construction for most
of his life. He also was a dedicated volunteer at the Alleluia Lutheran
Church and had a love for animals. In addition to his parents, Clint
is survived by his siblings, Marianne, Ralph, Bradley (Cathi), Michael
(Leslie), Fredrick, Clifford (Ann Marie); and many loving nieces
and nephews. Clint lived by the motto "Be kind to all, do not be
mean to the least of us". In lieu of flowers, contributions in Clint's
memory may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto
Darby Executive Ct., Hilliard, Ohio, 43026.
29th, 2006 due to an automobile accident. He is survived by his
wife Debbie, a son and daughter, four brothers and one sister.
Amy Lee Fiscarelli
6, 2011 - Amy Lee Fiscarelli, surrounded by her loving parents,
Patricia and Antonio Fiscarelli, and sister Rosemary Fiscarelli-Mintz,
Amy Lee Fiscarelli passed into the presence of God on March 6, 2011
in Los Angeles, California. Amy was born September 23, 1961 in Summit,
New Jersey, and grew up in Columbus. She was a 1979 graduate of
Worthington High School and attended Ohio State and Franklin Universities.
In 1985, she moved to Los Angeles where her lifelong passion for
food took root and she trained as a chef. She worked in numerous
establishments, with a special interest in cheese and deli foods.
Her last employment was with MDBS at the Los Angeles Air Force Base
where she was renowned for her wit and upbeat attitude as well as
her professional expertise. Amy was passionate about animals and
had a menagerie of pets during her lifetime. She also enjoyed skiing,
hiking and camping in wilderness areas. In addition to her parents
and sister, she is survived by her brother-in-law, Steven Mintz;
adoring nieces, Sarah and Anna Fiscarelli-Mintz; and nephew, Antonio
J. Fiscarelli. Her beloved brother Nick A. Fiscarelli preceded her
in death. She is also deeply missed by many devoted friends, co-workers,
and her cats Clint and Misty.
Dispatch Sunday March 20th, 2011)
Jay Heaton, age 60, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2021.
Don was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on October 31, 1960 to Alice
and Ward Heaton. Raised in Indianapolis, IN and Worthington, he
was a graduate of Worthington High School. Don worked at many national
parks, from Alaska to Arizona, Maine to Wyoming, and enjoyed photographing
wildlife in his spare time. He also enjoyed reading, following auto
racing especially the Indianapolis 500 and spending
time with his beagle, Darwin. Preceded in death by his parents,
he is survived by his sisters, Cyndie Kleshock (Mark) of Phoenix,
AZ, and Jeanne Good (Doug) of Austin, TX; and five nieces and nephews,
Jaimie Kleshock and Andrew Kleshock of Phoenix, AZ, and Elizabeth
Good, Matthew Good and Ryan Good of Austin, TX; as well as his uncles,
Lloyd Charlton (Terry) of Rockaway Twp., NJ, and Jack Charlton (Barbara)
of Long Branch, NJ; and numerous cousins. Once the COVID-19 pandemic
ends, the family is planning a memorial service in New Jersey. In
lieu of flowers, the family is asking anyone who is able to donate
to the CHA Animal Shelter at chaanimalshelter.org
A. Kramer, age 54, of Columbus, died Sunday, March 29, 2015. He
was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Nolan. His survivors include
his brother & sister-in-law, Jay and Mneatha; daughter, Lennon
Cummings of Indiana; father, James Kramer; and many friends. In
keeping with the wishes of the family, there will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Jeffrey attended
classes with us.
1st, 1983 Due to Automobile Accident
1st, 1994 Due to Heart Condition
Ralph "Chief" Latimer
Latimer Gary Ralph "Chief" Latimer, age 54 of Lewis Center died
Sunday, July 19, 2015. He was Vice-President of Sales at C&R Materials,
Inc. Gary is preceded in death by mother, Carolyn Latimer. He is
survived by wife, Lisa M. Latimer; daughter, Amanda Hobbs; grandchildren,
Joseph, Ryan and Brandon; father, Robert (Marge) Latimer; brothers,
Mike (Tina) Latimer and Bryan Latimer; sister, Lori (Mark) French;
former sister-in-law, Kelly Latimer; nieces, nephews, many friends
and dog, Martin R. Latimer. Gary graduated from Thomas Worthington
High School, Class of 1979. He loved boating and the Dallas Cowboys.
Lynn Lazzell Jr.
12th, 2002 Due to throat cancer.
Hunter H. Lynne, age 52, of Columbus, June 27, 2013. Preceded in
death by mother Dr. Joan H. Lynne, grandparents Malcolm and Velma
Hazlett, Dr. Harry and Gladys Lynne. Survived by father, Donald
M. Lynne; siblings, Bradley (Lynne) Lynne, Rex (Brenda) Lynne, Polly
(Doug) Bosse, Jennifer (Glenn) Smeal; nieces and nephews, Adam and
Amanda Lynne, Meg and Laura Bosse, Glenn Richard, Maggie and Nolan
Smeal. Hunter was a graduate of Worthington High School, Class of
'79 and was employed by National Auto Parts. He will be deeply missed
by all his family and friends.
passed away in Nov. 2000 in The Dalles, Oregon. He and his girlfriend
had moved there from Ohio in 1993 to go into business with his
brother, but the arrangement did not succeed. His brother, Jim,
who was 17 years older than Martyn, died earlier that year.
(Ostrom) Webb, died of metastatic breast cancer August 12, 2006.
earned her Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Miami University
in 1983. She and I were married in 1985, and she moved out to
Boulder, Colorado, where I was in graduate school. We have two
kids, Katie and Kevin. Lisa worked as a banker until Kev was born,
then changed her job to full-time Mom. She volunteered in the
kids' schools and ran a Girl Scout troop for many years. She was
diagnosed in January, 2003 and fought hard until the end."
by Husband Jeff Web - Class of 1980.
17th, 1990 Due to fall while visiting India.
Brian R. Peiffer age 51 of Lewis Center passed away unexpectedly
on Friday, January 18, 2013. Survived by parents Joan and Jack Peiffer;
siblings, Yvonne Lowe, Jeffery (Clare) Peiffer and Steven (Laurel)
Peiffer; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephew and cousins. Family
will receive friends from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic
Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville followed by Mass of Christian
Burial at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Fr. Michael Hinterschied celebrant.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory can be made to Wounded
Warriors, www.woundedwarriorproject.org Arrangements by HILL FUNERAL
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from January 21 to January
29th, 1995 Due to Cancer.
Robert Spellacy, age 49, went unexpectedly to be with our Lord
Wednesday, June 16, 2010. A graduate of Worthington High School,
Class of 1979. He was a member of the Cross Country team, track
team and ski club. Dan attended Ohio University where he studied
Marketing. Dan loved cooking and food preparation and worked at
numerous restaurants pursuing his passion. He also enjoyed building
and repairing computers and other electronics. A loving son, brother
and uncle, Dan is survived by his mother, Mary G. Spellacy of
Worthington; his father, Robert S. Spellacy of Laguna Vista, TX;
his brother, Christopher P. (Carol) of Galena; his sister, Shari
R. Aliff (Scott) of Dublin; and sister-in-law, Megan (Zettler)
Spellacy of Upper Arlington; four nephews, Mathew, Kyle, Michael
and Blake; four nieces, Amy, Sydney, Morgan and Shelby. He also
leaves behind many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Dan is
preceded in death by his brother Captain David M. Spellacy, USMC
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 22 to June 23, 2010
Edna Summerlin N. CHARLESTON - Ruth Edna Summerlin, 54, died June
29th 2016 after a 1 1/2 year battle with lung cancer. Ruth was
born October 25, 1961 in Washington DC. She graduated from Worthington
High School, Worthington Ohio. Ruth served in the United States
Navy for 6 years as a dispersing clerk. She moved to Charleston,
SC and worked for International Forwarders for 25 years with a
short stay in Houston, TX. Ruth enjoyed exercising, bicycling
and animals. She was a member of St Mark United Methodist Church.
Ruth is survived by her mother, Edith Summerlin (TX), sister,
Robin Crumley (TN), brother, Dennis Summerlin (TX), brother, Robert
Summerlin (TX) and niece Kathryn (Caleb) Friddell (TN). Visitation
will be at St Mark UMC, 413 Geddes Ave, Charleston, SC on Saturday,
July 2nd at 2pm with a celebration of life service to follow at
3pm. Scarlett Hester and Michael Bingham to officiate. In lieu
of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the American
Cancer Society , Charleston Animal Society, or St Mark UMC. Ruth's
wishes were to be cremated. Simplicity Cremation Services is in
charge of the arrangements. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/
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Christopher Paul Timms, age 42, of Baltimore, Ohio, passed away
Saturday, May 31, 2003 at his home. He was born in Akron, Ohio,
a graduate of Worthington High School, employed by Baltimore Truck
& Trailer and honorably discharged from the U. S. Coast Guard.
Survived by Debbie, his wife of 22 years; and two daughters.
Barbara Kay Williams-Gilman left this life on December 15, 2014
for a better life, one free of all the pain and sickness that she
has endured for too many years. Barbara was a 1979 graduate of Worthington
High School, and graduated from Bliss College. She was a bright
spot in our lives that we will greatly miss. Throughout it all,
she kept her sense of humor. She leaves behind a loving husband,
Jim; mother, Ilene; father and step-mother, Charles and Betty; brothers,
John and David; sister Karla; nephew, Chad; niece, Chelsee; special
friend, Michael Vicario; mother-in-law, Rosa Gilman; sister-in-law
Sherri; nephew, Brandon; several cousins, and her beloved cat, Sweet
Pea; and many friends. Arrangements to be announced later by RUTHERFORD-CORBIN
FUNERAL HOME, 515 High St., Worthington, OH 43085. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America in
Timothy Williams passed due to health complications Sunday, April
19, 2009, and was surrounded by his loving family and friends. Tim
attended Ohio University. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church
and Worthington Thespians. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was Vice
President of Operations at Williams Communications, Columbus, OH.
Timothy is preceded in death by his brother, Roger. Survived by
his parents, Jack and Shirley; Brother, Jack, Jr.; Sister, Kathy;
nieces, nephews and other family members, including his dog, Jethro.
Tim was always a loving and caring person to his family and all
who knew him and he will be deeply missed.
Chris Wayt in Sept 2007 of a rare form of cancer. Chris did not
graduate with us, as her family moved to Anderson, IN before our
Junior year but may be remembered by many Worthington Estate residents
as a beautiful and fun loving individual!
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