Thursday, October 3, 2013
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John G. Drummer
July 21, 1940-Sept. 26, 2013
John G. Drummer, 73, of Port Clinton, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, Sept. 26, at H. B. MagruderHospital, Port Clinton. He was born on July 21, 1940,in Dayton, the son of Civilla Elizabeth (Schmit) &Charles Gordon Drummer.Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton,where a Fireman’s Memorial Service was conducted.Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday,Oct. 2, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,Port Clinton. Online condolences may be shared withthe family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.
Roger Elmer Eberly
Sept. 6, 1942-Sept. 16, 2013
Roger Elmer Eberly, 71, of Hudson, FL, died Sept. 16,after a battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 6, 1942,in Port Clinton, the son of Elmer R.W. Eberly and Nel-lie O’Dell (Yankee) Cook.Roger was a 1961 graduate of Port Clinton HighSchool and was #77 on the football team. He spentmost of his career working as an electrician for Den-nison University. He joined the U.S. Army in 1961 andserved until he was honorably discharged in 1965. Rog-er was also a member of the National Guard Red HorseUnit for 22 years.Roger is survived by his wife Lydia (Little) Eberly andchildren: son Bryon R. Eberly and daughter KristinaEberly, both of Newark; and daughter Michelle Lon-don (Patrick) Bolinger of Castalia; and six grandchil-dren, two great-grandchildren, two nephews and sisterTanya D. (Teddy A.) Kozlok of Port Clinton.He was preceeded in death by both his parents, onesister, Judy E. Cover, and two nephews. Cremation wasin Hudson, FL.
James Walton, 54, driver,and Rachel Hunt, 45, envi-ronmental assistant, bothof Genoa.Michael Lowe, 30, engi-neer, and Sarah Opfer, 30,biologist, both of Oak Har-bor.Derrick Mares, 25, equip-ment operator, and Britta-ny Fraley, 24, both of PortClinton.
Molnar 50th Anniversary
Richard & Diane (Gill) Molnar were married Sept.28, 1963, at St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton,by the Late Rev. Harry S. Holzapfel.Richard retired from Kroger’s in Port Clinton after50 years of service. He also served on the Port Clin-ton Fire Dept & EMS for many years. Diane workedat Andy’s Party Mart for more than 20 years.They have three children, Doug of Catawba Island,Dawn (Kevin) Mulligan of Fremont, and Dickie(Janae) of Port Clinton. They also have one Grand-daughter, Courtney.The children have planned a family dinner in hon-or of their parents Golden Anniversary.
Cheerios in the Pew
Friday morning my wife and I were sitting on the couchhaving a cup of coffee together before the kids woke up forschool. Just as we had settled into our seats Rachel checkedher phone for any messages. That’s when we found outthat John Drummer had passed away. Our hearts bothsank into the couch in disbelief.On any given Sunday you could nd the Drummer fam-ily sitting in the pew awaiting the beginning of 10:30 a.m.mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Port Clinton.Rachel and I usually arrived a little after 10, with kids intow, and were always greeted by the warm smiles and kindwords of John and his family. John, a mountain of a man,towered over our three little ones. If it were anyone else,little Bert, Oliver, & Lorelei would have been scared todeath of someone with shoulders broad enough to makean NFL linebacker look small and wiry, but John alwayshad a way with the kids that made them laugh and putthem at ease.As we would enter the pew he would hold outhis palm and ask the kids “Did you bring me any Cheer-ios?” referring to the treats Rachel and I brought to helpkeep the kids quiet in church. Every time, my kids wouldlaugh and smile as they playfully denied him their pre-cious Cheerios.Personally, I didn’t know John outside of the Church. Infact, my only interaction with him, in all the years I knew him, was from sitting one row behind him at mass. Yet,when I heard the news of his passing I was deeply affect-ed and couldn’t help but shed a tear. How did someone Ihardly knew have such a profound impact on my life? Canonly a few words of kindness once a week make that muchof an impression? Absolutely!As I pondered John’s death I began to think how, all toooften, we nd ourselves going about our daily routine andpay little or no attention to those around us. Many timeswe encounter people on a regular basis and show little orno interest in them at all. We aren’t necessarily mean tothem but we may treat them with indifference. The ca-shier at the store, the clerk at the bank, or even the guy youwalk past on the way into the ofce in the morning, how much of a difference could we make in their lives, and ourown, by sharing a warm smile and a welcoming hello? Alot, I suspect. Just as much, if not more, as John Drummermade in my life just by joking with my kids about sharingtheir Cheerios in the pew. God bless you John!
Downtown Port Clinton
My wife and I have been part time residents since 1987.Starting out in Blue Teal, next to Breezy Acres and for thelast 20 years on Catawba Island. After listening and read-ing all your articles in the Beacon regarding WaterworksParks future I realize residents of Port Clinton want thingsto stay the way they have been and make no changes.Example: downtown badly needs sprucing up withpaint. Fix the sidewalks and even though the storefrontsare empty, decorate them to at least look friendly. Thetown needs a hook, something to draw people to PC. Thetall ships brought the town alive, as with the Walleye Fes-tival. The Islands do get the bulk of the business but withan attraction such as a waterpark/Hotel or maybe even apermanent ship of some type maybe visitors would stay a little longer. Put some entertainment on the streets forthe children. Maybe traveling magicians, clowns, musi-cians walking around. If none of these ideas y we haveloved PC as our second home and continue to partake inall summer events even if everything stays the same.
Thanks for listening.R. Carleton,Catawba Island
My wife and I own a unit at Waterfronts II condomini-um and I spent all my youth summers on Ascher Beach.As an attorney I have assisted developers of residentialcondominiums, including the “expandable” type, wherethe builder retains the option to discontinue completingthe project at any time if actual sales of initial units donot justify or support constructing all the additional unitsthat had been projected.From news accounts it appears the potential park de-velopment includes residential condominiums, with con-struction of all projected buildings admittedly dependenton sufcient sales —meaning of course there is no guar-antee it will all ever be built.One news story said the developer, when asked how thecity can be sure he will build it all, answered “we will bebonded.” That no doubt refers to a payment/performancebond for any individual structure being built at any pointin time, not that all the proposed buildings are guaranteedby a bonding company to ever be built. If there is no bank or group of developers who have in place and available allthe money needed to do the entire project, please don’t doanything, unless you are willing to say out loud we needthe cash so badly we don’t have to be sure what will everhappen with the land and we will risk the project failingfor lack of buyers.Port Clinton could end up in the worst of all worlds: nocompleted project, only just a part project; and no pub-lic park-it is gone forever. If that happens, it will not beproper for the city to then say, “We had to do something.”Nothing in life is for sure, but a project being completedonly if sales support it is about as far from for sure as youcan get. Make them “show you the money”—all of it, if what ultimately will happen with the land is a critical partof your decision to sell the park. If the driving force is re-ally just to convert the park to money, then please say so.
Very truly yours,Ronald J. Mayle
A special thanks
We must thank this person for watering our sidewalk owers and cleaning our downtown curbs. So, if youshould see her please say THANK YOU!!!
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