Archive - Obituary
May 10th, 2012
Amos H. Schwartz, 75, of Monroe, died at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Parkview Regional Center.
He was born January 25, 1937, in Adams County, to Chris C. and Susan (Hilty) Schwartz.
A lifelong resident of Adams County, he was a carpenter and a member of the Old Order Amish.
Lester H. Burkhart Jr, 89, of Decatur, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Lester was born on August 23, 1922, in Dexter, Kansas, to the late Lester H. Burkhart Sr and Hazel (Fornshell) Burkhart. On April 6, 1947, he married Emma Kathleen Fennig. Lester was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and served as a trustee for 3½ years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 43 and the Moose Lodge 1311 both in Decatur.
Johnnie Martinez, 87, of Huntington, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday in Huntington.
He was born on January 19, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas,to the late Arthur and Ada (Harrison) Martinez.
He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, including Bernice Jaurigue of Decatur.
There will be no visitation or services.
Arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Due to incorrect information from the funeral home, the funeral service for Cheryl E. Pietosi was listed as Friday, May 11.
Services will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 11 a.m., at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Mary K. Schwartz, 63, of Sarasota, Florida, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Hospice House in Sarasota.
She was born August 24, 1948, in Berne, to Dan O. and Martha K. Schwartz.
Among survivors are her brother and sister-in-law, Levi L. and Ruthie (Mullet) Schwartz; four nephews, Lucas, Marc, Eddie Ray, and ZacharyScwartz; and two nieces, Lily and Abigail Schwartz, all of Nappanee, Ind.
Visitation, funeral and burial will all be held in Sarasota.
Johnnie Martinez, 87 of Huntington, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Margaret R. Lengerich, 92, of Decatur, passed away at 8:06 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on October 5, 1919, in Adams County, to the late Andrew and Margaret (Kortenber) Wolpert.
She married Wilbur “Jeff” Lengerich on July 3, 1949; he passed away in 1969.
Cheryl E. Pietosi, 65, of Berne, passed away at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2012, at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She was born on Thursday, September 26, 1946, in Decatur, to the late Robert and Wanda (Garner) Eyanson.
Mrs. Pietosi had worked for Berne Tube Products for 37 years.
Mona A. Scott Sell, 64, of Bryant, died Thursday at her residence.
She was born on Tuesday, June 10, 1947, in Madison to the late Thomas Luellen and the late Wilma G. (Gay) Frazier.
Pauline Rose Via, 94, of Portland, died Saturday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.
She was born in Salamonia on December 10, 1917, to the late Jesse and Cora (May) Locker.
Surviving are two sons, Danny Via (Janice) of Clarksville, Tenn., and Dennis Via of Decatur; and one daughter, Linda (Bill) Zimmerman of Portland.