BY MADELINE HOPPLE - A place that is very special to me is the beach at Boca Grande. My family and I fly down there every year for Spring Break. My grandparents have a house right off the beach. I have been going to Boca Grande with my family ever since I was very little. The weather is always nice, so we walk out to the beach about every day. The beach is my special place that I can go away and get into a whole different world.
James Fuller of Boca Grande passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Tampa.
More information will be available next week.
A musical celebration honoring the life of John Goetcheus will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Boca Grande United Methodist Church.
Ada (Edelgard) Frye, 85, of Salem, Ohio and Florida, died on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at her home.
She was born September 20, 1926 in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late Victor and Gunda Zerbs.
Ada graduated from Salem High School in 1944 and Bennington College in Vermont in 1948.
She was president and owner of Rex Machine, Inc. in Lowellville, Ohio from 1986 until 2002.
Ada was a past board member of Early Planned Parenthood MV, Columbiana County Council on Alcoholism, Salem Community Hospital, Salem Community Foundation, the Boca Grande Club, and a member and past president of the Travelers Club. She served many years on Vestry of the Episcopal Church of our Savior and was director of Christian Education there.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Ethridge, of Salem; her sons, Sam Frye of York Harbor, Maine and Victor (Gretchen) Frye of Bethesda, Md.; and her sister, Trudy Works, of Silver Lake, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Gunda Zerbs in 1965 and 1969, as well as by her brother, Victor Zerbs Jr. in 1985.
A private burial service was held in her hometown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 870 E. State St., Salem, Ohio, 44460 or the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512.
Howard Witt is an enthusiastic native of Chicago. He loves the city, but he doesn’t love woodpeckers. We’ll explain that more later.
He was raised in the city by his father, who worked for Western Electric, and his mother, the daughter of the mayor of Oak Park. His father was a man who, Howard says, didn’t believe in owning anything. “We lived in an apartment because he didn’t want to own a house,” he said. “We traveled by streetcar because he didn’t want to own a car.”
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