Carlena M. Hobart, age 92, a long-time resident of Goshen, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Amberwood Manor, New Philadelphia. Born April 23, 1920, in Riverside Tenn. She was a daughter of the late Luther and Dora Scott Davidson. Carlena moved at a young age with her family to Dover where she grew up and attended Dover High School. She married Dale R. Hobart on Sept. 24, 1938; the two reared six children and shared nearly 41 years of marriage before Dale’s passing on March 18, 1979. Carlena was a loving homemaker whose life revolved around her family and her church, Roxford United Methodist, where she was a member of the Sunday School Class and served on the Missions Committee. She enjoyed gospel music, reading and working word puzzles, playing bridge with her school friends and in her younger years, camping and fishing with her family.  Carlena enjoyed travel and had visited the Holy Land on four different occasions. Additionally she was a member of the Dover VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors include five children, Russell E. (Ruth Ann) Hobart of Goshen, Nancy K. Grinstead of New Phila., Daniel. L. (Diana) Hobart, of Uhrichsville, Margaret “Peggy” (Larry) Jacobs of Conesville,  and Lori K. Carpenter, of Dayton TX, 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Carlena in death besides her parents and husband were a daughter, Carole Anne Hobart, sons-in-law Charles Grinstead and Mark Carpenter; sister, Retha Davidson and brother Harry Davidson.
A funeral service was held on Dec. 31, with burial taking place at the East Ave. Cemetery in New Phila. Toland- Herzig Funeral Home handled arrangements. Contributions in Carlena’s memory may be sent to Community Hospice,716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or to The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities (for Starlight School and Enterprises) at 610- Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. The full obit appeared in the Times Reporter on December 29.
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Obituary: Allan Neil Rolli

Allan Neil Rolli, age 59 of Dover, died Saturday, November 10, 2012, in Schoenbrunn Health Care Center at New Philadelphia following a brief illness.

A son of the late Neil R. and Marjorie J. (Norman) Rolli, Allan was born at Coshocton, Ohio on January 7, 1953.

He was a graduate of the former Indian Valley North High School. Following high school, Allan served his country for three years as a member of the United States Air Force where he was assigned as a Heating Systems Specialist and Furnace Operator. Upon his discharge, he spent a number of years as a truck driver and prior to his illness was employed by Mid Ohio Contracting, Inc.

Allan was a member of the Dover Eagles, Dover Moose and the New Philadelphia VFW. In his free time he enjoyed riding his Harley, hunting, fishing and spending time with friends.

Survivors include his children, Neil Allan Rolli and Maria Daniel Rolli; a sister, Susan Kirtley of Dover; his companion, Helen Lambros of Dover; three nieces, Stacy (fiancé, Dwyane) Laughlin, Blair Elizabeth (Sean) Lee, and Gina Rolli; a nephew, Jack Ross and several grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Allan was preceded in death by a brother, Val Kevin Rolli.

A graveside service led by Rev. Hugh B. Berry will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 15, 2012 in the East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia where members of the Carl C. Stoller Post 1445 of the New Philadelphia VFW will render military honors. In keeping with Allan’s wishes, there will be no public visitation prior to services.

Memorial contributions in Allan’s name may be directed to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Green, Ohio 44685.


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CAROLE ANNE HOBART- 67, of Dover, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012 after suffering a stroke in February 2011 and a recent battle with ovarian cancer. A daughter of Carlena (Davidson) Hobart, of New Phila. and the late Dale Hobart. Carole was born on September 24, 1944, at Goshen, OH. Carole attended Starlight School and was a member of the inaugural class. She was also employed at Starlight Enterprises. She was a member of the Good Shephard Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, at New Philadelphia. Carole enjoyed listening to country music as well as attending the circus.
    She is survived by her mother, five siblings, Russ (Ruth Ann) Hobart of Goshen, Nancy Grinstead, of New Phila., Dan (Diana) Hobart, of Uhrichsville, Peggy (Larry) Jacobs, of Conesville, OH and Lori Carpenter, of Dayton TX. 13 nieces and nephews, 19 great nieces and nephews, several cousins; and her roommates Mary Jane and Rosalie, as well as her caregivers at Front Street Group Home. Carole was preceded in death by her father, her grandparents, John and Carrie (Haney) Hobart and Luther and Dora (Scott) Davidson and two brothers-in-law, Charles Grinstead and Mark Carpenter. A complete obit appeared in the Times Reporter on May 8 and 9th.
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Obituary – Daniel Lee “Dan” Horn

Daniel Lee “Dan” Horn, 58, of Oldtown Valley, died unexpectedly at his farm, on March 15, 2012. He was the son of Richard “Ray” Horn and the late Cleala Schumacher Horn. Dan was born November 28, 1953 and graduated from New Philadephia School. Horn was a third generation farmer of the Simon and Ned Schumacher Farm, in Goshen. In addition to his father Ray, Dan is survived by his sister Brenda (Donald) Sibley of Strasburg; his brother, Jay (Pamela) Horn of, New Philadelphia; a niece, Melissa Sibley; two nephews, Eric and Dylan Sybley; an uncle Glen (Bonnie Ann) Schumacher, of Tuscarawas; two aunts, Doris Schumacher, of Goshen and Mary Pemberton, of Colorado, and many cousins and close friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, a dear uncle and mentor, Ned Schumacher and Ned’s first wife, Martha. The full obit appeared in the Times Reporter on Sunday, March 18 and Monday March 19.

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Obituary – Clifford M. Robson

CLIFFORD M. ROBSON, 82, of Goshen, died on October 24, 2011. There were no calling hours or services according to the T-R publication on October 25. Robson is survived by his wife Betty Davis Robson and children; Carol (Joe) Ginetti, Roger Robson and Phil (Sue) Robson, all of Goshen and Clifford (Joyce) Robson of Tuscarawas.  
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Obituary – Lois E. Mansill

LOIS E. MANSILL, 72, of Sherrodsville, died on September 21, 2008, after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late James A. and Bernice K. Oppy, of Goshen. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Diann Mansill and one granddaughter, Kathrine Mansill. Lois was preceded in death by her husband Bart F. Mansill, who was the former Principal of Central Elementary, in New Philadelphia School District. Lois worked for many years at Harts Family Center, in New Philadelphia and was a member of the Gohsen Community Church of the Nazarene, in Goshen. Rev. Lee Randolph officiated the funeral service. A reception was held in the social hall of the church following the burial at Roxford Church Cemetery.

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Obituary – John C. “Jack” Hobart

JOHN C. “JACK” HOBART, age 70, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly on February 10, 2012. He was the son of the late Glenn and Geneva (Briggs) Hobart. Jack was born on January 9, 1942, and grew up in Goshen in the area formerly known as Beidler. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years Trudy Breitmeier, whom he married on August 25, 1962. They have four children, Theresa (Don) Cooper, Diane (Tim) Sugalski, Christie (John) Peoples and John “Jack” Hobart II. He also had a twin brother, Jim (Sierra) Hobart and sister Bonnie (Lonnie) Wolfe. Jack retired following a career with the New Philadelphia Fire Department. The complete obit appeared in the T-R on February 11, 2012.
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Obituary – Wilson (Bill) O. Kennedy

WILSON (BILL) O. KENNEDY, 67, of Goshen died on August 20, 1998 in his residence. He was the son of the late John O. and Mary E. Wilson Kennedy, of Goshen. He was retired from his work of many years in the retail paint business. Bill was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and graduated from Midvale High School. He and his wife BETTY I. VITT KENNEDY, had two children; Michael O. (Brenda) Kennedy, of Florida and Sue Ann (Steve) Burgess, of Dover. The Kennedy’s were married on January 3, 1953 and were members of Sacred Heart Church, in New Philadelphia. Betty passed away at the age of 69, on February 20, 2003, in Park Village Health Care Center, in Dover following an extended illness. She was a homemaker and also worked at Daniel’s Dress Shop for several years. The couple are buried in Calvary Cemetery, at New Philadelphia.

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Obituary – Nadine “Dene” Krocker Badertscher

NADINE “DENE” KROCKER BADERTSCHER, passed away at the age of 48, on February 8, 2003. She was the daughter of Louis and Betty (Swihart) Krocker, of Goshen, born May 17, 1954. She graduated from Midvale High School and married Tim Badertscher, on June 6, 1972. Nadine resided with her grandmother Mamie Cookson Swihart, of Goshen, for a period of time while Tim was serving in the military. Dene and her family resided in Dennison before moving to Gillette, Wyoming in June, of 1995. Visitation was held in Gillette on February 11, at Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Thomas Kadera officiating. Funeral services were officiated by Monsignor George J. Schlegel at the Linn-Hert- Geib Funeral Home Chapel with burial taking place at Calvary Cemetery, in New Philadelphia. 

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Obituary – Edward P. Krocker

EDWARD P. KROCKER, 75, of Goshen, died January 1, 1992, in Union Hospital after a long illness. Krocker was born in Wainwright and was the son of the late John and Helen Krocker. He retired in 1985 from Warther Auto Electric, at Dover, as parts man. He was a member of the Tuscarawas County Baseball Hall of Fame and the Tuscarawas County Bowling Hall of Fame and an associate member of Tuscawas Veterans of Foreign Wars. He attended Tuscarawas High School. His wife, Kathryn J. Howard Krocker died January 6, 1974. He is survived by  two sons, Edward Keith and Thomas Eugene, both from the Goshen area and a sister Gertrude Krocker, of Wainwright. Edward resided on David Rd. before moving along state route 416. Services were held at St. Therese Catholic Church at Wainwright with Frs. Anthony Migoni and Dan McGinnis officiating. Burial took place in the Sharon Moravian Church Cemetery. A grandson, Douglas E. Krocker and his wife Chris currently reside in the home where Edward P. once lived.

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