BOTZKO Gaylene Gaylene Botzko, age 52, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 7, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 4, 1955, to Charles and Mary (Masterson) Botzko in Toledo. Gaylene loved all animals, especially horses. She enjoyed camping and was a member of the 4H club for many years. Gaylene will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Phillip and Warren Botzko. Gaylene is survived by her siblings, Charles (Karen) Botzko, Jeff Botzko, Sue (Don) Ekleberry and Jim (Lynn) Botzko; eight nieces and nephews and many dear friends. The family will receive guests on Friday from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating will be Don Ekleberry. Those wishing to make monetary donations are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.NewcomerFamily.com
Published in the Toledo Blade from 2/10/2008 - 2/14/2008.
Gingrich, John Robert
GINGRICH John R. John Robert Gingrich, age 41, of Toledo, Oh passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 2, 2008, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born on March 14, 1966, to Robert and Cindy (Snyder) Gingrich. John was employed as a Manager for Seal Plus Auto Detailing for more than 15 years. In his spare time he played drums for various bands throughout the Toledo area, but now he plays for the biggest band of them all! John is survived by the love of his life, his son, Stefan Matthew; wife, Melanie; father, Bob; mother and stepfather, Cindy and Mike Snyder; brothers, Erik, Jason and Kevin; stepsisters, Jennifer (Keith) Benedict and Melissa (Brian) Fuller; grandmother, Doris Gingrich as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Friday, February 8, 2008, from 10-11 a.m. in Asbury United Methodist Church, 4725 Dorr Street in Toledo where Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Philip Park-Thomas, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in John's name to Charter One Bank to benefit his son, Stefan. Arrangements by Neville Funeral Home at Reynolds Corners (419.535.0951).
Published in the Toledo Blade on 2/7/2008.