Virginia Anne “Ginny” (Heinlen) Pugh, age 72, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, February 15.
Born in McComb, Ohio, on June 19, 1945 to Wallace and Evelyn Heinlen, she grew up in Toledo and graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1963. During high school, Mrs. Pugh began working at Pugh Heating and Air Conditioning, where she met her husband, George Pugh, and they were happily married for more than 52 years. She continued to work at Pugh until her recent illness. She was full of life and always smiling, especially when she was spending time with her family. She was proud of her children and grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to attend their many school activities, sporting events and band concerts. She was the undisputed family double solitaire champion, despite her family’s best efforts (which often included cheating and always ended in laughter). It will be these small but powerful memories that sustain her loved ones during this difficult time.
Mrs. Pugh is survived by her husband, George; daughter, Christine (Jim) Yates; son, George II; grandchildren, Jack and Katie Yates and George Pugh III; and sister, Laura Ordorica. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Douglas Heinlen.
A date for a memorial celebration of life will be announced at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice at heartlandhospicefund.org.
Beatrice Hartman Stone, age 93, of Ellenton, Fla., and formerly of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, with her three children at her side.
Born in Waterville on January 14, 1925 to George and LaVerne Hartman, she graduated in 1942 from Maumee High School and attended Davis Business College. She married Robert Stone in 1944 and they built a home and settled in Maumee in 1947. Mrs. Stone was active at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maumee, a Brownie Scout leader, president of Riverview Garden Club and Maumee Garden Club, and a volunteer at St Luke’s Hospital and Mobile Meals. She and her husband and children toured the states in their travel trailer. In time, the trailer was traded for a summer lake cottage in Michigan. As a widow, Bea was a “snow-bird” for 23 years between Maumee and Florida. In 2012, the Maumee home was sold and she retired permanently to Florida.
Predeceased by her beloved parents, George and LaVerne Hartman; younger brother, Richard; and husband of 39 years, Robert Stone, Mrs. Stone is survived by her children, Robert (Linda) Stone, of Navarre, Fla., Constance (Michael) Hooper, of Nokomis, Fla., and Michael (Susan) Stone, of Avon, Ind.; grandchildren, Robin Ballas, Monica (Dan) Zengel, Geoffrey Stone, Bryan (Courtney) Stone, Todd Stone and Amy (Ryan) Lahrman; and six great-grandchildren.
Burial services will take place in Waterville at a later date.
Nicholas Shaun Aubry, age 38, passed away on Monday, February 26, after a 15-month battle with sarcoma cancer.
Born in Toledo on March 11, 1979 to Jeffrey Aubry and Valerie Ennis, Nicholas grew up in Temperance, Mich., and graduated from Bedford High School. He worked as a pressman at the Toledo Ticket Company for 17 years. He met Natasha Schwartz in 2013 and they were married in 2015. They lived in Swanton for three years.
Nick was kind to everyone he met, whether it was a friend he knew for years or a random stranger in the grocery store. His favorite activity was traveling to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to hunt and fish with his friends. He also enjoyed many activities at the Ottawa Lake Sportsmen Club, such as cooking for fish fries, shooting guns and just talking with friends. At home, Nick loved spending time with his wife and French bulldog, Whinnie. He made sure he had the best-looking lawn on the block by mowing the grass twice a week. Everywhere he went, he was known for his great sense of humor. He was cracking jokes until the end.
Nicholas is survived by his loving wife, Natasha (Schwartz) Aubry; mother and stepfather, Valerie (Ennis) and Patrick Wambo, of Monclova; sister, Tiffany Aubry; and grandmother, Kit (Perry) Ennis. He was preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey Aubry; and grandparents, Robert Ennis and Jack and Shirley Aubry.
Funeral services were conducted on March 5 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sylvania, followed by burial in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Ottawa Lake Sportsmen Club or The Sarcoma Foundation of America at www.curesarcoma.org/donate.
Mary Catherine Dibling, age 90, of Maumee, passed away on Tuesday, February 27. A memorial service will is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the church. (A full obituary will be published in the March 22 edition of The Mirror.)
Dorothy J. Hansen, age 91, of Toledo, passed away on Saturday, March 3.
Born in Toledo on March 5, 1926 to Bert and M. Marie (Lyttle) Franks, she worked for Food Town and Petri’s Dress Shop. She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church, a former member of the Eastern Star and DeMolay Mothers’ Club. Mrs. Hansen enjoyed sewing, cake decorating and being a Sunday School teacher.
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Ralph) Debbe; sons, James (Jennifer) and Richard (Melinda); grandchildren, David (Patti) and Rebecca (Jim Etzle) Opperman, Dawn (Rick Folsom) Debbe, Nicole (Paul) Nungester, Jodi (Brian) Kimball, Jill (Rich) Synowiec, Jessica (Chika) Keazor, Sarah Hansen and Jacob Hansen; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Mildred Trumbull. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; parents; and siblings, Ray Franks, Russell Franks, Ralph Franks, Noreen Tabbert and Geraldine Cooper.
Visitation was on March 7 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 8. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Toledo Humane Society.