Obituaries 03-28-2019

Mar 28, 2019 | Obituaries | 0 comments

Thomas Dean Abel, December 24, 1947 – March 22, 2019

Thomas Dean Abel, 72, of Port Clinton, passed peacefully on March 22.  He was born in Port Clinton on Dec. 24, 1947 to the late Charles and Lucile Abel.  He graduated from Port Clinton High School in 1964. Tom served proudly as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and served two tours in Vietnam.  He was a member of the 173rd Air Borne Special Forces.

Surviving are wife Lilalee Abel; children Thomas C. (India) Abel of Loxahatchee, Fla.,  Dawn L. Abel-Hofmeier of Republic, Ohio and Brandi J. (Daryl Smith) Abel; and sister Kathy Stephens of Port Clinton. Online condolences may be made at


Robert J. Molter, March 19, 2019

Robert J. Molter., 87, of Port Clinton, passed away March 19 at Heritage Village Nursing Home, Clyde, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.


Mel Frederick, February 4, 1939 – March 18, 2019

Mel Frederick, 80, of Marblehead, passed away peacefully March 18. He was born Feb. 4, 1939 in Port Clinton, son of Joseph and Margaret (Juby) Frederick. Mel was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and worked for Brown’s Marina in Lakeside, later starting his own boat refinishing business.

Surviving are sister Marge Frederick of Marblehead; and brother Bob (Joyce) Frederick of Port Clinton. Online condolences may be shared at


Christopher Gary Palmer, September 28, 1973 – March 18, 2019

Christopher Gary Palmer 45, of Oak Harbor, passed away March 18 at his home. Chris was born on Sept. 28, 1973 in Port Clinton, the son of Claude and Beverly A. (Barnette) Havens.

Surviving are daughter Alicia Palmer; mother Beverly A. Havens; grandmother Beulah Robbins; and siblings David Palmer, Dexter Havens, Walter Havens, Cynthia Harris and Wendy Havens.

Online condolences may be made at


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