Friday, September 9, 2011

Dash Between: David C. Evans, 64, retired autoworker, Model T enthusiast

Dave Evans driving his 1925 Model T in a July 4th parade. (Photo courtesy of family.)
David C. Evans lived life in the slow lane.

The Ford Motor Co. retiree and member of United Auto Workers Local 1250 loved all sorts of antique vehicles.

For many years, he served as president of the Medina County Antique Power Association, a group that restores and exhibits antique cars, trucks, tractors, engines and lawn mowers.

He and his wife, Fae, were a familiar part of the landscape in Medina, Ohio, tooling around in a 1913 or 1925 Model T.

Click here to read about The Dash Between Nov. 15, 1946, when Evans was born in Cleveland, and Aug. 13, 2011, when he died of complications from heart ailments at age 64. The Dash was published in the Sept. 5 edition of the Medina County Gazette.

You can view his photo gallery here.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dash Between: Martin Hasemann, 49, Shire of Falcon's Quarry herald

Martin Hasemann, a.k.a. Lazarus Jacob Von Hase (Photo courtesy of the family.)
Martin Hasemann, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, was known to fellow Middle Ages enthusiasts as Lazarus Jacob Von Hase.

As herald for SCA's Shire of Falcon's Quarry chapter in Lorain, Ohio, he used his considerable computer skills as a network engineer to help his peers find monikers befitting their SCA characters, the historical period in which their characters lived and their own heritage.

Click here to read the Dash Between Dec. 20, 1961, when Martin was born in Erath, La., and July 22, 2011, when the Wellington, Ohio, resident died of complications from cancer. The story was published in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

(Editor's note: Patrick O'Donnell, a Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter and SCA member, wrote a book about the modern medieval subculture titled "The Knights Next Door: Every Day People Living Middle Ages Dreams.")

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dash Between: Emil John Evin, 88, Proud First-Generation American, Proud Marine

Emil John Evin, then the oldest member of Marine Corps League Medina County Detachment, gives a salute as his wife, Frankie, looks on at the Marine Corps Ball in 2008. (Photo courtesy of the family.)
Emil John Evin believed his life was spared for a reason, when only he and one other member of his company got out of Iwo Jima alive during World War II.

Evin, a charter member of the Marine Corps League's Medina County chapter, who lived to be 88, filled the years since escaping the bloody battle by working at least two jobs at a time to support his family, helping others and serving his community.

Click here to read the Dash Between March 6, 1923, when he was born in Cleveland, and July 17, 2011, when he died at age 88. The story was published in the Aug. 8, 2011, edition of the Medina County Gazette.

To view the photo gallery that accompanies Evin's story, click here.

Frankie Cannon and Emil John Evin, known to friends as Frankie and Johnny, were married Oct. 21, 1945, in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of the family.)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dash Between: George Hoover, old-fashioned country doctor

George Hoover (Photo courtesy of the family.)
George Hoover made house calls, accepted produce and chickens from patients in payment for his services and served his community - Oberlin, Ohio - on school boards, on city government commissions and through Kiwanis and other service organizations.

Click here to read about the Dash Between Nov. 19, 1921, when Hoover was born near Johnstown, Pa., and June 9, 2011, when he died at age 89. The story was published in the July 24, 2011, edition of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

View his photo gallery here.
George Hoover often took his dog, Capricorn, on house calls. Capricorn obediently waited in the car, while Hoover saw his patients. (Photo courtesy of the family.)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dash Between: Gladys Pease, 92, Seville municipal utilities retiree, prolific cook

Gladys Pease dressed in pioneer garb for the annual GiantFest in Seville, Ohio.
Gladys Gordon Pease
Gladys Pease retired as a clerk with the Seville (Ohio) Board of Public Affairs, which handles electric, water and sewer services for the community.

She also served as longtime secretary for the Seville Historical Society, which coordinates the city's annual GiantFest to honor Capt. Martin Bates and his wife, Anna, who were known as the world's tallest couple and lived in the Medina County town in the late 1800s.

Pease was especially known for preparing an abundance of dishes for club meetings, community events and family functions.

Click here to read about the Dash Between Oct. 21, 1918, when Pease was born Gladys Gordon in Rittman, Ohio, and June 5, 2011, when she died at age 92. The story was published in the July 4, 2011, edition of the Medina County Gazette.

Clicek here to view her photo gallery.

Kenneth and Gladys Pease, 1943.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Dash Between: Tom D. and Jean C. Bowen, anything but average

Jean Bowen receives her associate's degree in data processing in 1971 and a kiss from acting president of Lorain County Community College, her husband, Thomas D. Bowen. (Photo provided by the family.)
Tom D. and Jean C. Bowen, community leaders in Elyria, Ohio, were married 67 years and died within three weeks of one another.

During his Dash Between Sept. 4, 1920, when he was born Thomas Duluth Bowen in Duluth, Minn., and May 29, 2011, when he died at age 90, Tom served as the first treasurer of Lorain County Community College, co-founded the Firelands Chapter of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and belonged to the Elyria Rotary, Elyria Kiwanis and Erie Shores Girl Scout Council board.

His wife, who was born Jean Crisp in Elyria on Feb. 18, 1922, and died June 18, 2011, at age 89, spent much of her Dash Between volunteering and holding leadership posts with the Girl Scouts, YWCA, PTA and United Methodist Women. In 1974, she received the title of Beta Sigma Phi First Lady of Elyria for her community service.

Both Tom and Jean served on the administrative board of Elyria's First United Methodist Church, quietly tried to make a difference in their community and raised four children for personal success and community service.

Click here to read the Bowens' "Double Dash Between" that was published July 3, 2011, in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram and here to view their photo gallery.

Jean and Tom D. Bowen, 1995. (Photo courtesy of the family.)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dash Between: Paul Goode, 58, father, fisherman, hunter, coach

Paul Goode, silhouetted against the waters of the St. Lawrence Seaway in the Thousand Islands area of Canada, where he fished since childhood. (Photo courtesy of the family.)
Paul E. Goode's children say he was more than just a father to them.

"He was like my best friend," his son Gordon said. "We hunted, we fished, we camped. He treated us like equals sometimes. He always viewed us as his friends and not (as) his kids.”

When his four kids were young, Goode served as an adult volunteer/advisor/coach for their various activities, including baseball, softball, 4-H and Boy Scouts.

The auto mechanic from North Ridgeville, Ohio, who died of complications from cancer May 11, 2011, at age 58, also taught his kids, “Never give up on anything. Remember that life’s too short to worry about the little things.”

Click here to read Goode's Dash Between, which appropriately was published in the Father's Day 2011 edition (June 19, 2011) of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, and here to view his photo gallery.

Little Paul Eugene Goode and his father, Paul Edward Goode, show off the fish they caught in Canada in 1956. (Photo courtesy of the family.)