Frank Monterosso, age 82 of Alexandria , KY passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at his residence. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Monterosso; sons, Frank Randal (Rita) Monterosso and Frankie (Stephanie) Monterosso; daughters, Ann (Don) Meinze and Christie (Deano) Snow; also survived by 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, was an avid supporter of animal welfare and enjoyed watching horse racing. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm with funeral services beginning at 1:00pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 4420 Carver Woods Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Phyllis Hitch, 74, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at her home in Alexandria, KY. Phyllis was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hitch and a son, Jamie Hitch. She is survived by two daughters, Konnie (Dave) Futscher, and Dawn Daniels; two sons, Jeff (Evelyn) and Jason (Jennifer) Hitch; one sister; Geneva Bens; two brothers, Tedd and Roger Adams; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 11212 Lees Rd, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001 or to the American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Dr, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
L. Louise Schof (nee Lovelace), 79, of Highland Heights, KY, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Louise was a nurse for the late Dr. John Naber. She was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Fort Thomas and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Newport Elks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob “Bud” Schof; a daughter, Janet Schof; siblings, Mary Klein, Mildred Warren, Clarence “Shike”, Elmer, Everett, Stanley “Cotton” and Herbie Lovelace. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly (John) Smith; a sister, Gloria Tarvin; two grandchildren, Aaron Oliver Wood and Brian Morgan (Shanon) Wood; two great-grandchildren, Felicia and Emily Higginbotham. Visitation 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM with funeral services following Sunday, August 31,2104, at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Mount Gilead Cemetery, Carthage, KY. Memorials can be made to charity of donor’s choice.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Delilah "Gayle" McDaniel (nee Frederick), 61, of Cincinnati, passed away on August 23, 2014 at Kettering Medical Center. Gayle is the beloved wife of Veteran, David McDaniel; three daughters, Heidi (Greg) Cummins, Crystal (John) Kermos, Tiffany (Nick Chuha) McDaniel; son, David McDaniel; five Grandchildren, Lee Kermos, Cameron Shay, Alex Baker, Ashley Milius and Brandon Cummins; two sisters, Deb Young and Inetta Morgan; brother, Steve Morgan. Visitation 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, Kentucky. Funeral services 11:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY
Monday, August 25, 2014
Bertha Baynum Griffin, 89, of Fort Thomas, KY, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. She retired from Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas, KY. Bertha was a member of Flagg Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Etta Marie Hall Baynum; her husband, Bernard Griffin; two sons, Charles and Virgil Morris; a sister, Mae Pickelheimer; five brothers, Claude, Elmer, Leroy, Eugene and Floyd Baynum. She is survived by one son, Paul David Morris; four sisters, Selma Pollard, Lenora Bailey, Doris Orcutt and Cora Sabie; six grandchildren , four great-grandchildren numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Thursday, August 28, 2014 with funeral service following at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment in the Wesley Chapel Church Cemetery, California, KY.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Peggy Jo Shumate Warth, 72, of Independence, KY, passed away Friday morning, August 22nd, 2014. She was born on August 29th, 1941 at 10:28 pm at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH and was married for 53 years to her loving husband, Thomas Edwin Warth Sr. She was preceded in death by her father, George Louis Shumate and survived by her mother, Nellie Lee Mofford Shumate, brother, Larry Louis Shumate and sister, Nancy Carol Shumate Wayman (Ken). She is survived by three sons, Thomas Edwin Warth Jr.(Diane), Michael Andrew Warth (Kimberly) and John Evan Warth (Amanda). She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Lindsay Danielle Warth, Zachary Thomas Vincent Warth, Andrew William George Warth, Luke Andrew Warth, Elisabeth “Libby” Grace Warth, Logan Matthew Warth and Great grandchild, Paisley Marie Wood. Peggy graduated from Campbell County High School and stayed at home raising her boys for many years. She worked for three years in the Campbell County Clerk’s Office. Then at age 38, she attended Northern Kentucky University where she earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Teaching. After 20 years of service, she retired from Campbell County Schools. Peggy held a deep faith and belief in God, loved her family immensely, loved her country with great passion and was dedicated to all children and their learning. She loved researching the family ancestry and talking and chatting with friends. She had such a big spirit, bigger heart and lived to serve others. Over her many years, she volunteered in numerous community organizations and more recently, she was a proud member of the Campbell County Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3205, the Red Hat Society and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. Her wishes were to be cremated and her ashes spread across America. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington Street Alexandria, KY and a Memorial service will follow. Memorials may be made to: Campbell County Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3205.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Andrew W. Fausz Jr, 70, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired employee of Witt Industries, Oakley, OH. Andrew was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Daniels) Fausz and a brother, Albert Fausz. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Gibson) Fausz; son, Andrew Fausz III; daughter, Christine Fausz; two sisters, Elizabeth Leap and Agnes Armitage; brother, George Fausz; five grandchildren, Jacob, Sean and Natalie Fausz, Codybeth and Sarah McIntosh. Graveside services 10:00 AM Friday, August 22 at the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials may be made to, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tri-State Southern Ohio, 4370 Glendale Milford Road , Cincinnati, OH 45242. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family.
Viola "June" Anderson, age 74, of Alexandria, KY passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Ft. Thomas, KY. June was loved and cherished by her entire family and will be truly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Anthony Anderson in 2003. She is survived by her children, Tony Lee Anderson, Phyllis Jean Carter, Rickie Lee (Peggy) Anderson, William "Billy" Joseph Anderson, Pearl Jean (Mike) Keller, SunShine Lee Anderson and adopted son, Brian Anthony Johnson. Also survived by her brother, Paul Edward Sumpter; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM with Funeral Services beginning at 1:00PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St., Alexandria, KY 41001. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Robert L. Scharfenberger, age 88, of California, KY passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY. He served in the Army Air Force and was a retired railroad signal inspector for CSX Railroad, formerly Chessie System Railroad. He was a member of the Campbell Co. VFW Post 3205, Alexandria United Methodist Church and the Happy 100's. Mr. Scharfenberger is survived by his loving wife of 66yrs, Lena Scharfenberger; and his son, Brent (Anita) Scharfenberger. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm with services beginning at 1:00pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Peach Grove Cemetery, Peach Grove, KY. Memorials are suggested to: Alexandria United Methodist Church, 8286 W. Main St, Alexandria, KY 41001.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Dan McGinley, former mayor of the City of Alexandria, died August 9, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Hospice. He was age 71.
McGinley served on Alexandria City Council for seven years before being sworn in as mayor in 1999. During his 12 years as mayor, the City increased its cash reserves from $175,000 to more than $1 million; generated $4 million in grant money; and purchased its city building and its Calvin A. Perry Community Center.
The son of Lee and Ruth McGinley, he grew up in Prairie du Chien, Wisc. He worked his way through Campion Jesuit High School, a prestigious boys boarding school. To pay for tuition, he worked at the school during the academic year. He spent his summers working in Minneapolis, where he lived with his eldest brother, Leo, and his family. He graduated from Campion as a National Merit Scholar.
McGinley attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. At age 19, he moved to Chicago where he eventually landed in a job at Dr. Scholl’s Shoe Company in the mailroom. He advanced within the company, which moved him to Cincinnati. Shortly thereafter, he became general manager of Dr. Scholl’s factory in Falmouth, Ky. There he met his wife, Nancy (Gosney) McGinley, of 42 years.
In recent years, McGinley enjoyed his part-time job at Great American Ballpark where he gave tours. Even when sporting a Cincinnati Reds shirt, he remained a diehard Chicago Cubs fan.
Quick with one-liners, McGinley loved retelling his father’s jokes and outlandish tall tales. Even during his illness, he kept his family and caregivers laughing.
Being a father meant the world to him. He visited Ireland with his daughter, Lee Rose, where they celebrated her 30th birthday. Several years later, he and his son, Joe, traveled to Ireland for a McGinley family reunion.
A longtime parishioner at St. Mary of the Assumption in Alexandria, he served as a Liturgical minister. Throughout his life, he volunteered for many organizations, including chambers of commerce, Junior Achievement and the Kiwanis Club.
In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by his daughter, Lee (Jeff) Rose of Alexandria; son, Joe of Lexington; grandson, Jake of Alexandria; sister Pat (Gary) White of Prairie du Chien, Wisc.; sister-in-law, Judy McGinley of Dodgeville, Wisc.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Leo and Paul; sisters Dorothy Starr and Ruth Roellich; and niece Becky McGinley.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 12, at St. Mary of the Assumption, 8246 East Main Street in Alexandria, from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 7 p.m. Memorials are requested to St. Mary of the Assumption or to Bishop Brossart High School.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Bernice White Evans, 85, formerly of Northern Kentucky, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Eastgate Care Spring. Bernice was born October 26, 1928 in Manchester, KY, the daughter of the late John and Martha Botkins White. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Jerry” Evans and a daughter, Judy Larson. She is survived by three sons, Dennis Fran & Doug Horton; two step sons, Donald and William Evans; two step daughters, Rose Inman and Shirley Leslie. Visitation 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Thursday, August 7, at the Alexandria Funeral Home with the Funeral service at 2:00 PM. Interment in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.