Obituaries: 10-17-19

Patricia Hornsby

Patricia Anne Hornsby, age 85, of Maumee, passed away on Monday, October 7.

Born on August 18, 1934 in Marion, Ohio to Orville and Hazel (Parke) Hall, she was a 1952 graduate of Whitmer High School and worked for a number of years as a cashier at Food Town. On December 27, 1952, she married Jacob Blanchard in Toledo; he preceded her in death in 1979. She was lucky to find love twice in life and married Palmer Hornsby in 1980. She was a member of Monclova Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Palmer Hornsby; daughter, Debra (Carl) Gibson; sons, David and Dean Blanchard; stepson, Paul (Roberta) Hornsby; grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Holly Blanchard, Polly Petoskey, Tanya (Andre) Stribling, Kristin (Jason) Kahl, Kari (David) Kolb, Amy Blanchard, Craig (Molly) Woodling and Adam (Heather) Hornsby; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, Diane (Larry) Friedman and Marcia (Ed) Packer-Lang. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jake; and sister, Marilyn.

Family and friends were received on October 11 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where services were conducted on October 12, followed by interment in Toledo Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial donations to Monclova Baptist Church.

David Webb

David E. Webb, age 77, of Maumee, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 24.

Born in Toledo on April 27, 1942 to Eugene and Geraldine Webb, he graduated from St. Francis deSales High School in 1960 and attended John Carroll University and The University of Toledo. In the fall of 1963, at the age of 21, he entered U.S. Air Force pilot training through the Ohio Air National Guard. Dave graduated the following fall and checked out in the F-84F at the Toledo ANG 180TFS. In January 1966, he began flying for American Airlines and was based in Buffalo, N.Y. At that time, he transferred to Niagara Falls ANG 136TFS, flying F-100Cs. In January 1968, his unit was called to active duty for the Pueblo Crisis and subsequently sent to Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, where he flew more than 250 combat missions.

Mr. Webb spent 37 years as a pilot for American Airlines. He instructed at the American Airlines Flight Academy as a check airman for a number of years and was an FAA designee for the 757/767/777 aircraft. As manager of the International Flight Department in the late 1990s, he was responsible for the flying procedures in South America, the North Atlantic and the Pacific. One of the highlights of his career was flying as captain on Pope John Paul II’s flight from Denver to Rome in 1993. After retiring in spring 2002, he built the barge, Shenandoah, in London and traveled the canals through the wine country of France until fall 2011. Upon returning to the U.S., Dave, along with friends, opened Third Street Cigar Smoking Lounge in Waterville.  

Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his loving partner, Florence Seger; daughter, Julie; son, Peter (Sharon); grandchildren, Sophie and Harrison; brothers, Thomas (Linda) Webb and Allan (Marty) Webb; sisters, Carol (Jim) Wenberg, Anita (Dick) Lamb and Kathy Botts; and many special nieces and nephews. In addition to his family, his beloved English bulldogs Izzy and Norm and the men and women of Third Street Cigar Smoking Lounge will miss him.

A celebration of Dave’s life will take place from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 at The Stables, at 11781 Obee Rd. in Whitehouse. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Flag City Honor Flight, P.O. Box 885, Findlay, OH 45839, in honor of David Webb. This organization, which honors military service, provides opportunities for veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. 

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