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Alice Saunders
Alice Jean (Shelly) Saunders, age 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 8, at home with family at her bedside. A lifelong resident of the Toledo area, she most recently resided at The Waterford in Perrysburg.

Born in Toledo on January 29, 1924 to Charles and Helen (Russell) Shelly, she attended Harvard Grade School and graduated from Libbey High School in 1942. Alice worked for many years at Bowling Green State University in the administrative offices before retiring. Alice wed the love of her life, John P. Saunders, in 1947, and they were married for 56 years before John’s passing in 2003. They were dedicated deeply to one another and shared a rich life, with many friends with whom they socialized and traveled. Through the years, they enjoyed the occasional cocktail and golf outings both in Toledo and Florida. Alice took tremendous pride in John’s World War II service and all others who served. She was valued by John for her support and critiques when he wrote “Mary Worth,” “Steve Roper” and “Dateline Danger” comic strips. 

No tribute to Alice would be complete without mentioning her love and skill for golf. She loved the game and played well into her 80s. Her skill was unquestioned, with four holes-in-one made over the years at Valleywood (Holes 4 and 17) and Royal Palm (Holes 7 and 14). Quite the achievement! To the dismay of many family members and friends, Alice was an avid Michigan Wolverines fan. 

Alice’s strength and independence were inspirational to many who knew her. Her quick wit won many friends and admirers over the years. Left to cherish her memory are her cousin, Russell (Kay) Robertson; brother-in-law, David (Charlotte) Saunders; sisters-in-law, Penelope Carson and Lois Morgan; special nephew, Matthew (Cheryl) Carson; along with many more nephews, nieces and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two adored brothers, Charles and Sumner Shelly. 

There will be no visitation and services will be private, with her cousin Scott Robertson officiating. Alice will be interred next to her husband John in Waterville. Special thanks to the caring staff of The Waterford and Southern Care Hospice. Those wishing to honor Alice’s life are asked to consider a donation to the Anthony Wayne Band Boosters, P.O. Box 2753, Whitehouse, OH 43571. 

Melinda Cannon
Melinda Ann Cannon, age 55, of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, October 10.

Born in Canton, Ohio, on August 15, 1963 to Donald and Mary Ann (Stoll) Cross, she worked at Midland Title Agency. She was an avid Harley Davidson rider and was a Longenberger basket collector (hoarder). She loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. 

Surviving are her son, Jeremy (Brittany) Woernley; daughter, Lindsey (Dan) Marsh; grandchildren, Phoebe, Lucille, Gwendolyn, Jack and Holden; siblings, Cathy Virden, Brian (Diane) Cross, Tim (Anita) Cross and Todd (Kristen) Cross; uncle, Tom (Marissa) Stoll; and many nieces and nephews. Melinda was preceded in death by her parents.

Family and friends will be received from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, with a service at 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Robert Robinson
Robert Brent Robinson, age 62, of Suwanee, Ga., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9.

He grew up in Northwest Ohio and graduated in 1974 from Anthony Wayne High School. He moved with Susan Robinson to Gwinnett County, Ga., after high school to start a family in Dacula. He worked in various occupations, making friends with everyone. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

Mr. Robinson is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Crystal Robinson, of Suwanee, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Dusty Beyatt, of Carlton, Ga.; grandsons, Barrett and Jett Robinson and Jakob, Tyler and Blake Beyatt; parents, Robert and Glee Ann Robinson, of Fruitland, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Dawn Robinson and family, of Auburn, Ga.; and sister and brother-in-law, Stacey and Robert Phillips and family, of Waterville. 

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.  

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