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Patrick Nolte (1961 - 2011)

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Patrick R. Beloved husband of Tomiko Nolte. Loving father of David Nolte. Dear brother of Sue (Ron) Patton, Denise (Jim) Patton, Marlene (Emmett) Stone and the late Gary Nolte. Beloved son of the late John and Marian Nolte and step-son of Ruth Beckman Nolte. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Passed away Thursday August 4, 2011. Age 50. Friends may call at the Vitt, Stermer and Anderson Funeral Home 4619 Delhi Rd. Monday 4-8PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday 10AM at St. Dominic Church. Memorials may be made to the United Spinal Association, 54 Nashua St., Milford, NH 03055, the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301 Cinti., OH 45250 or the Delhi Skirt Game, 934 Neeb Rd. Cinti., OH 45233. www.andersonfuneralhomes



Edward "Pete" MARCUM

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Edward (Pete) husband of the late Kathryn E. Marcum (nee McKenzie) devoted father of Gerry (Richard) Burns, Joan Keegan & Calvin (Deborah) Marcum, also survived by 10 grandchildren & 13 great-grandchildren, brother of Helen Stropes, the late Mary Stropes & Calvin Marcum, July 29, 2011, residence Mt. Washington. Memorial Services at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave.,Mt. Washington on Sunday July 31 at 3 P.M. Friends may visit on Sunday 2 P.M. to 3 P.M. Memorials to Veterans Hospital.

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on July 30, 2011


George B. Wegman (1938 - 2011)

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George B., Sr. beloved husband of Barbara Wegman (nee Cummings), loving father of George (Toni) Wegman, Jr., Robert (Julie) Wegman, Therese (Michael) Kroeger and Michael (Melissa) Wegman, grandfather of Michael (Michelle), Sean, late Patricia, Lauren, Brittany, Michael, Hannah, Carly, Molly and Zachary George, great grandfather of McKenzie Lynn, brother of Clara Combess, late Marie Wegman, Al Wegman, Ray Wegman, Clem Wegman and William Wegman, many nieces and nephews. Went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at age 72. He was a retired Cincinnati Firefighter serving his community for 25 years. Visitation Monday 9 AM until 12:30 PM at the Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home 4619 Delhi Rd. Funeral Mass to follow at 1:15 PM at St. William Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hoxworth Blood Center of Cincinnati, 3130 Highland Ave., 45267-0055.



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Mel, beloved husband of Nancy VanAntwerp; devoted father of Ramona Robinson; loving grandfather of Mike Robinson, Kathy Trent, and Tim (Gina) Robinson; great grandfather of Daniel and Brooke Robinson and Morgan Trent; dear brother of Iva Mull. July 11, 2011. Age 84. Visitation will be at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home, 11365 Springfield Pk., Springdale Friday, July 15, 2011 from 10 AM til time of service at 12 noon.

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on July 13, 2011
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Calvin J., Retired Cincinnati Fire Fighter and veteran of both WWII and Korea died on Friday July 8th, 2011 at the age of 88 after losing his final battle. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 28 years, Evelyn Texter (nee Bailey), his son Ronald Texter and his daughter Barbara Martin, and his loving daughter-in-law Brenda Texter. He had three grandchildren, Michael & David Texter, and the late Lisa Bebee, and five great-grandchildren, Megan Sullivan, Brandon Bebee, Calvin II, Olivia, Madeline, and Owen Texter. They will miss their "Gramps". He goes to join his first wife of 35 years Virginia Texter (nee Martin), the loving mother of his children. During WWII he was a member of Darby's 1st Ranger Battalion at Cisterna, Anzio Italy. He was reassigned to the 4th Ranger Battalion after Anzio. Funeral services will be held at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington, on Friday, July 15 at 10 am. Friends may visit on Thursday from 5 to 8 pm with Yeatman-Mt. Washington Lodge # 162 F. & A.M. and Scottish Rite Ring Services at 8 pm. If desired, memorials may be

Joseph Berson

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Joseph J., beloved husband of the late Margaret Evers Berson, loving father of Sr. Helen Berson, SC, Dr. John (Patricia) Berson of Longmont, CO, and Martha Nuckols, devoted grandfather of Teresa Curtis, Joan Gibson, Dr. Andrew Berson, Michael Berson, Therese Turnbull, Jeanette Champlin and Jennifer Nuckols, also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, dear brother of the late Henry (Harry) Berson and Edward Berssenbruegge. Sunday, June 19, 2011, age 100. Family and friends may call at St. Michael Church, 11144 Spinner Ave., Sharonville, Monday from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Michael Church, 45241. Condolences at hodappfuneralhomecom

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 26, 2011


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William Franklin, loving father of Lori (Phil) Wenglikowski, Doug (Shannon) LaMey and Matthew LaMey, grandfather of Erik and Rebecca Wenglikowski, Savannah, Connor, Cynthia and Jean-Luc LaMey. Retired Cincinnati Firefighter with 30 years of service. US Navy Veteran of WW II, Past Commander of Green Twp Post 10380, VFW. Died, Thursday, June 9, 2011 in Ft. Myers Beach, FL. age 85. Visitation at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home, 3700 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, Wednesday, 9:30 AM until the prayer service at 11:30 AM. Burial, with Military Honors, Dayton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, The LaMey Family suggests memorial donations to the charity of your choice. If desired, condolence may also be expressed to the family, online, by visiting

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 13, 2011


John J. BENKEN Jr.

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John J., Jr., beloved husband of Therese Benken (nee Connor), loving father of Kara (Matthew) Garrod, Krista (B. Thayne, Jr.) Bedenkop and Kathryn Benken, dear grandfather of Rowan Bedenkop, Ava and Madalyn Garrod, brother of Virginia Benken, Barbara (Ron) Wimprine, Mary Benken-McCauley and Dorothy (Denis) Zahner, also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Monday, May 30, 2011, age 66. Visitation at St. James of the Valley Church, 411 Springfield Pike, Wyoming, Friday from 11 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. John was a retired firefighter from the City of Cincinnati and retired Fire Chief from the City of Wyoming. Memorials may be directed to DuPont State Forest, P.O. Box 300, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718. Condolences at



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John L. beloved husband of Edwina (Winnie) Hemer (nee Edwards) for 63 years, devoted father of Karen L. Young, dear grandfather of Jennifer (Johnny) Dorning & Jeffrery Young, brother of Kenneth (Margaret) Hemer, May 24, 2011, formerly of California, OH. Graveside services at Mt.Moriah Cemetery on Friday May 27 at 2:45 P.M. Friends may visit at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave.,Mt. Washington on Friday 1 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. Memorials to Cincinnati Firefighters Museum, 315 W.Court St. Cincinnati, OH. 45202.

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on May 26, 2011


Walter H. KNOPF (1942 - 2011)


Walter H., 69, passed away Friday May 6, 2011 at his home in rural Princeton IN. He had been a firefighter for 30 years in Cincinnati, OH. He had lived in Princeton for the past 16 years moving here from Cincinnati area. He is survived by his wife Mary Sue Knopf, 3 children; Amy (Treg) Koch, Tammy C. Banser and Christopher Knopf, 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers; Fred, Henry, Robert Knopf, 7 sisters; Lia Beard, Anna Margaret Orr, Elfriede Manning, Johanna Witte, Nina Allen, Emily Kelley and Linda Schwartz, many nieces and nephews. Condolences may be made on-line at

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Brian M. Clemens, age 45 passed away on April 29, 2011. A Cincinnati Fire Fighter. Beloved son of Robert & Gayle Clemes, devoted father of Brittany & Zachary Clemens, a lifelong friend of Linda Clemens and Greg Plagge, dear brother of Coleen Mohr (Terry), Laura Ranz (David), Robert Clemens (Debbie), Greg Clemens (Youvona), uncle of 19 nieces and nephews and loving companion of Michele Boggs. Celeberation of life visitation on Friday, May 6, from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. at the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Greater Cincinnati Firefighter Memorial Park Fund, 1011 W 8th St., Cincinnati, 45203 and Cancer Research Fund UC College of Medicine 234 Goodman St., Cincinnati 45219. Online condolences can be made to

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on May 3, 2011



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Howard, beloved husband of Cora Vermillion (nee Jones), loving brother of Dolores Wilson, Charles (Sally) Vermillion and the late Myra Jean Vermillion and Nancy Dwyer, 11 nieces and nephews. Howard was a retired firefighter of 30 years and member of the Montgomery Assembly of God. Saturday, April 23, 2011, age 86. Visitation at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, Tuesday (TODAY) 6-8 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati. Condolences at

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on April 26, 201



John  PFAFF (1933 - 2011)


John J. Pfaff, age 77, of Crestview Hills, died April 15, in Ft. Meyer, FL. He was an assistant chief for the Cincinnati Fire Dept. Loving Husband of Janet (nee NeCamp) Pfaff. Dear Father of Jennifer Maratea (Michael), Jason Pfaff (Leslee)Dear Brother of Mary Jane Pope (Robert), Roger Pfaff (Muriel). Four grandchildren. Visitation Monday, 9-11am, at MIDDENDORF FUNERAL HOME 3312 Madison Pike, Ft. Wright, KY 41017 (859) 341-7800 .Mass of Christian burial 11:30 am at St. Agnes Church. Entombment Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Catholic Charities, 100 E. 8th Street, Ste. 5, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Online condolences at



Gene, beloved husband for 57 years to Joyce Baker Roell, loving father of Gary (Nancy) Roell, Tina (Mark) Mersmann, Debbie (Jim) Meyer, cherished grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of 14, dear brother of the late Vivian Stalf. Gene was a member of Knights of Columbus Seton Council, retired City of Cincinnati Fire Fighter and WWII Veteran. Died April 4, 2011 at the age of 84. Visitation Friday 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home, 4989 Glenway Ave (opposite the Covedale Center). The celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 AM at St. Dominic Church. Remembrances may be made to The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 West Court St, 45202 or charity of donor's choice.

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on April 6, 2011


Wesley Charles FOX Jr.

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Wesley Charles Jr. Devoted husband of nearly 57 years to Joan Fox (nee Ashcroft). Son of the late Wesley C. and Dorothy (Ferguson) Fox. Loving father of Marilyn (Randy) Brinkman, Linda Garten, Margie (Ken) Siegler, James Fox and David Fox. Dear grandfather of 22 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Nelson Fox, Bev Mueller, Ronald Fox, Fredrick Fox and Allison Budzen. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Wesley was an U.S. Army Veteran where he was a proud paratrooper. He retired from the Cincinnati Fire Department. Passed away Friday March 4, 2011. Age 81. Graveside service will be Tuesday March 8, at the Spring Grove Cemetery (Meet inside front gate at 10:15AM). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delhi Christian Center.

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on March 6, 2011



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Robert "Gome", 76, beloved husband of Sylvia (nee Studer), devoted father of Michael (Susan), Steven (Linda), Diane (Randy) Voet, Scott (Molly), Greg (Nicole), Daniel and Tracy (Brian) Seng, grandfather of 10, great-grandfather of 1, passed away Wed, Feb 16. He proudly served our nation as a Marine before returning home to serve his community for more than 30 years as a Cincinnati Firefighter. Upon joining the CFD, his Marine Corps days would earn him the moniker that would stay with him for life, Gomer. When not raising his kids, fighting fires, leading a scout troop, singing barbershop or mentoring Young Marines, Gome would be busy making plaques, rocking horses, and nativity scenes with a skill matched only by his ample generosity. Friends, family and the many lives he has touched will be gathering at Hodapp Funeral Home 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill Monday, 4-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial St. Clare Church 1443 Cedar Ave., College Hill Tuesday at 10 am. Donations may be sent to Cincinnati Young Marines and St. Clare Church. Condolences at

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on February 19, 2011


Walter B. GEIL

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Geil, Walter B. husband of the late Esther L. Geil (nee Coffelt) beloved father of Walter (Cindy) Geil, Anita (the late Paul) Wells, and Lawrence (Tina) Geil, dear grandfather of Amanda, Matthew (Kim), Jason (Erica), and Megan. Feb. 1, 2011. Age 86 years. Residence Anderson Twp. Service at T P WHITE & SONS Funeral Home 2050 Beechmont Ave. Mt. Washington on Tues. Feb. 8, at 1 PM. Friends may visit on Tues. from 12-1 PM. Memorials to Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Walt was a firefighter with the Cinti. Fire Dept. for 29 years.

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on February 6, 2011



Elmer W, beloved husband of Pat Osterkamp (nee Burg) for 57 years, dear father of Kathy (Rick) Murphy, Jeff (Jenny) Osterkamp and Kim (Jerry) Lawson, loving grandfather of Nick (Lauren), Michael, Melissa, Chris (Emily), Ryan (Erin), Scott, Sean and Mitch, great-grandfather of Aubrey and Addison, brother of the late Ruth Kaiser, Esther Guethlein and Wilbur Osterkamp. Elmer proudly served as a Cincinnati Fire Fighter for 33 years until his retirement in 1982. He died Monday, January 24, 2011 at the age of 85 years. Visitation at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home, 3700 Glenmore Avenue (Cheviot) Thursday 4 - 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial St. Therese the Little Flower Church (Mt. Airy) Friday at 10 AM. Burial to follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors. The Osterkamp family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263. Condolences may also be expressed to the Osterkamp family online at

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on January 26, 2011



Originally published on 1/2/2011
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NICASTRO, Don "Nick"
NICASTRO Don "Nick" beloved husband of 60 years to Ida (nee Baioni) Nicastro. Devoted father of Debbie Dattilo, Don Nicastro, Mark Nicastro, Pat Nicastro, Toni (Jeff) Haynes and Gail (Vic) Combs. Proud and loving grandpa of Nikki, Casey, Nick, Cristy, Jenny, Megan, Tony, Joey, Billy, Kelly, Alex, Adam, Josh and Taylor. Great grandpa of 12 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. Thursday, December 30, 2010, age 83. Nick was a retired firefighter with the City of Cincinnati and proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. Visitation at Frederick Funeral Home, 2553 Banning Rd. on Tuesday (January 4) from 5-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann Church on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be expressed to the family at
Funeral Home: Frederick Funeral Home


Originally published on 12/11/2010
BONERT, Edward Jr.
BONERT Edward J., Jr. "Ed", 74, passed away December 7th, 2010; Beloved husband of Jo Etta Bonert; Preceded in death by his mother, Florence Bonert and survived by his father, Edward Bonert, Sr.; Dear brother of James Bonert; Devoted father of Shelley (Mike) Ehrmanntraut , Elizabeth Benton, Carol Benton (Tom) Settle; Dear grandfather of Matthew "Mackachoo" Benton, Thomas Settle, Jr., and Timothy Settle; Also survived by stepchildren; Wally (Sheila) Goode, Paul (Judy) Goode, and Brooke (Richard) Fredette; grandchildren; Wally, Cameron, Brent, Bonnie Jo, Stacy, Kelly, Grant and Olivia Goode, and Cecelia Fredette, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cherished friends. Ed was proud to be a U.S. Marine and retired from the Cincinnati Fire Department. Family will receive friends at Evans Funeral Home, Milford, Monday, December 13th 10-11am, followed immediately by the service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151 or
Funeral Home: Evans Funeral Home I, Nc.
Funeral Date: Dec. 13, 10 a.m.