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Heineman family makes big donation

In a stunning act of community philanthropy, Mary Heineman, matriarch of the Heineman family in Port Clinton, turned over the keys to the old Heineman Distributing Company property on West Second Street in Port Clinton to the organization controlling the Portage Resale Center, represented by Bob and Linda Snyder. The actual event took place Tuesday morning at the Sutton Center, another endeavor of the Snyder Group of Companies.
Mary Heineman, widow of the late Harry Heineman, who along with his cousin Otto founded the distributorship in the mid 1930s, told the gathering that she and Harry had discussed what to do with the building. She stated that Harry told her that they ought to do something that will commemorate the accomplishments of the Heineman family and their contribution to the community. Now that the I’s have been dotted and the T’s crossed, she believes that Harry would be most happy with how the building will be used and how the Heineman name will be dedicated.

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Obituary — Thomas Overberg

Feb. 18, 1954 — May 23, 2012
Dr. Thomas J. Overberg, 58, of Port Clinton, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 23, at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton.
Per Tom’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 28, from 9 a.m. until a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 Barclay St., Marblehead, with the Rev. Daniel J. Ring officiating. The Neidecker, LeVeck  & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Obituary — Eleanor Eddings

April 21, 1918 — May 27, 2012
Eleanor Eddings, 94, of Vineyards on Catawba, died Sunday, May 27, at Otterbein Northshore Retirement Village. She was born April 21, 1918, in Logan County, Ky., the daughter of Thomas H. and Mona (Francis) Thurmond.  She married Theodore Ernest Eddings on Oct. 11, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Sunday, May 29, 1994. Mrs. Eddings previously was the dietician for the Beavercreek Schools. She was a member of Firelands Presbyterian Church, Port Clinton.

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