A girl was born on July 15 at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky to Megan and Randy Rakosky of Marblehead.


Marriage licenses

David Jennings, 31, USAF, and Leah Sadowski, 27, LPN, both of Mary Esther, FL.

Jonathon Algas, 47, firefighter, and Alicia Focht, 33, both of Chicago, IL.

Michael Vranish, 20, US Army, and Kaylee Koester, 20, toddler teacher, both of Oak Harbor.

Casey Fitzgerald, 34, mechanical engineer, and Andrea Lange, 35, massage therapist, both of Woodville.

Thomas Fisher, 24, US Navy, and Kathleen Konicki, 24, US Marines, both of Oak Harbor, WA.


Leland A. “Luke” Zunk Jan. 15, 1954-July 11, 2013

Leland A. “Luke” Zunk, 59, of Oak Harbor, passed away, unexpectedly, Thursday, July 11, at his residence. Luke was born on January 15, 1954, in Port Clinton, the son of Leonard W. and Bessie Luella (Fizer) Zunk. 

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor,  followed by a memorial service held at 7 p.m. Private interment will be in Rusha Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Real estate transfers

Allen Township

7-3-13 Rogelio and Erlinda Flores to Dustin R. Alexander, 6591 North Bellflower, $30,000.
7-3-13 Thomas W. and Jill E. Keller to Paul D. Hemmert, 22252 West Clover Lane, $224,000.

Benton Township

7-3-13 Glenn and Marcia Kersten to Stephen E. and Frances M. Brown, 1797 West Trowbridge Road, $136,500.

Carroll Township

7-2-13 Gary and Phyllis Skeel to Monica and Annette Phillips, 9660 West Hollywood Drive, $225,000.


Thomas Patchett Sept. 14, 1946-July 9, 2013

Thomas E. Patchett Jr., 66, of Port Clinton, died Tuesday, July 9, at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. He was born on September 14, 1946 .

There will be no visitation or services as cremation has taken place. Private burial will be held at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Port Clinton.Online condolences may be left for the family at

The Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Diane Fox Oct. 15, 1954-July 3, 2013

Diane Christine Fox, 58, of Oak Harbor, passed away Wednesday, July 3, at St. Vincent Medical Center. She was born October 15, 1954, in Toledo, to Lawrence and Edith (Hansen) Fox. Besides raising three daughters Diane worked for Sharon Manufacturing for over 12 years and sold jewelry for Lia Sophia. She was a member of Piece by Peace Quilters Guild in Oak Harbor. Diane loved to do charity work and donated quilts she made to Ottawa County WIC for the last ten years.


Crescencio Armendariz May 5, 1922-July 9, 2013

Crescencio Armendariz, 91, of Port Clinton, died peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 9, at Countryside Continuing Care Center in Fremont. He was born on May 5, 1922, in Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton Street, Port Clinton.

On Friday, July 12, prayers will begin at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison Street, Port Clinton. Private burial will take place at a later date in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.

 Online condolences may be left for the family at


Marriage licenses

Corey Gough, 22, student, of Lorain, and Dessa Gurzynski, 20, student, of Marblehead.
Kevin Whitt, 42, and Amanda Miller, 37, teacher assistant, both of Port Clinton.
Matthew Schimming, 37, taxidermist, and Lacy Hager, 31, teacher, both of Port Clinton.
Michael Beier, 38, tool and die, and Lisa Huffman, 39, dental hygienist, both of Oak Harbor.
Harold Skidmore, 55, maintenance, and Nancy Musser, 65, laborer, both of Oak Harbor.
James Ashton, 45, factory, and Anne Powell, 49, LPN, both of Port Clinton.
Randy McNalley, 60, warehouseman, and Carolyn Johnson, 56, disability, both of Port Clinton.
Justin Bless, 26, sales, and Ashley Conner, 25, cash office clerk, both of Curtice.


Patricia Herzig, July 16, 1939-July 7, 2013

Patricia R. "Pat" Herzig (nee: Barkhauer), 73, of Port Clinton (formerly of North Olmsted), passed away Sunday, July 7, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 16, 1939 in Cleveland. Pat cherished spending time with her family; she enjoyed cleaning, cooking-entertaining immensely with lots of food, sewing, boating, travel and loved her dogs Gismo and Lexi. 

Survivors include her husband of fifteen years Randie A. Herzig of Port Clinton; her children: Tammi R. Zavatchen (Dave) of Brunswick; Torri A. Barth (Mike) of Strongsville; Tim E. Pesta (fiancé  Tiffany Walborn) of Dundee, MI; Jennifer Freeman of Truckee, CA; Christopher Herzig of Jones, OK. Additional survivors include ten grandchildren; Craig (Kelly), Justin, Chris, Kaylee, Yonna, Annabelle, Virginia, Alex, Ella, Aaron. Pat was looking forward to the birth of her first great grandchild; little baby Barth, due in September. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl J. Pesta Jr.; a son, James R. Pesta; and her parents, Robert and Helen (nee: Weiss) Barkhauer.


Austyn Morin, April 27, 1996-July 4, 2013

Austyn James Morin, 17, of Marblehead, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 4, in Hermanville, MS. He was born on April 27, 1996, in Sandusky.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 East Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead. Additional visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 11, from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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