The Coshocton County Beacon April 17, 2019 - Page 6

| OBITUARIES COSHOCTON - Robert M. “Pinky” Fortune, 90, of Coshocton passed away peacefully at Windsor- wood Place on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He was born in Coshocton on De- cember 1, 1928 to the late Robert and Th elma (Lewis) Fortune. He graduated from Ros- coe High School in 1948 and served in the United States Army Reserves 717th Railway Battalion. Fortune He was a lifelong member of the Roscoe United Meth- odist Church and the Masons. Pinky owned and operat- ed Fortunes Boot Shop for 64 years before retiring. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Wilson) Fortune, whom he married October 17, 1964; sons Mark (Nancy) Fortune of Coshocton, Shawn (Lori) Fortune of Wis- consin, and Brent (Sheri) Fortune of Coshocton; daugh- ter Dana (Randy) Walsh of Coshocton; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his fi rst wife Elsie Pearl (Doughty) Fortune in 1962. Calling hours were held at the Roscoe United Meth- odist Church, 475 High St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812 on Monday April 15, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. A Masonic service was held at 7:00 PM. Funeral services were held at the church on Tuesday with Pastor Dale Sutton offi ciating. Pinky was interred in Roscoe Cemetery with the Coshocton County Veterans Honor Guard performing military honors. Pinky loved to fi sh, especially his trips to Canada, telling jokes and stories, and eating homemade ice cream - or any ice cream. He raised Black Angus cattle, never met a stranger and was a friend to all. He wrote poetry and was a standout basketball player, being a COSHOCTON - Robert Duane Umstott age 86 of Coshocton, Ohio died Th ursday April 4, 2019 at the residence of his son Bruce and daughter in law Jackie Umstott following an extended illness. Robert was born December 17, 1932 in Fresno, Ohio and was the son of George and Elsie (Pope) Umstott. He graduated from Coshoc- ton High School and was a member of the US Airforce stationed in Alaska during the Korean Confl ict. He married Rose Mangiopane on April 16, 1956 and she survives. Bob retired from Arm Co. of Coshoc- ton, Ohio. He enjoyed camping, fi shing and being with his family. He was a member of Park United Methodist Church which is now Grace United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are 2 sons Robert Brian (Debra WARSAW - James A. Gray… Jim Gray, a.k.a. “Jo-Z” and “Deadeye”, born Novem- ber 10, 1948 was a son, brother, nephew, cousin, father, grandfather and friend. Jim passed away on April 8, 2019 at his home in Warsaw, OH surrounded by family. Each of us who are lucky enough to have shared a bond with him know what an amazing person he was. After attending Ashland Gray College on a Wrestling scholarship, he transferred to Ohio State University, graduating with a degree in Agronomy. Naturally quiet by nature, his values could not be silenced when he stopped the burning of the American fl ag fl ying at an OSU administration building. After graduation he returned home to Stow, Ohio Jim served as the City of Stow’s fi rst arborist, develop- ing a tree management program for the City. During his 30 years of service with the City of Stow, the City Hall complex was constructed. He created the landscape design, procured planning materials with the help of a grant he obtained for the project and oversaw the planting of the complex, as well as designing the SKIP playground landscaping. 6 THE BEACON member of the 1947-48 Roscoe Tigers county champion- ship team as a senior. He was a pitcher for the Zanesville Green Top Cabs and enjoyed family get-togethers and the meals that went with them. He loved his family and playing hausey. Pinky had a gift for gab, a positive atti- tude and a zest for life. He believed in hard work, being honest and set a strong example for his family. He was fun to be around and enjoyed encouraging people. His motto was, “Dig, Fight & Scratch Every Day”. Pinky will be sadly missed by his family and all that knew him. He was a special person that was proud to call Coshocton and Roscoe home. Memorial contributions may be directed to Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High St., Coshocton, OH 43812, Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43216-6810. Th e Miller Funeral Home, Coshocton served the family. An online memorial is located at www. . Kay) Umstott of Zanesville, Ohio and Bruce Allen (Jackie) Umstott of Coshocton, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchil- dren. He was preceded in death by a son Steven Craig Umstott and a brother Lester Umstott. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday April 9, 2019 at the Free Funeral Home with Rev. Terrie Baker offi ciating. Burial was at the Plainfi eld Cemetery Coshocton County, Ohio. Friends called from 12:00 Noon until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at Me- morial contributions may be made to Interim Hospice of Coshocton, Ohio. Th roughout his life, Jim was an avid outdoorsman. He hunted everything from squirrels, rabbit, pheasants, and deer, to elk and even a Canadian black bear. Jim en- joyed fi shing -- on Lake Erie, the Ocean and in Quebec to name a few of his favorite locations. His love of the outdoors drove him to complete Tom Brown’s Wilder- ness Survival School in New Jersey. He enjoyed wood working and was very gifted at it, creating many beautiful gifts for his family and friends. Jim set high standards in everything he pursued, as evidenced by his 1st Place fi nish, two consecutive years (1999-2000), in the Indoor Male Senior Division State Tournament sponsored by the Ohio Archers Associa- tion. Jim also obtained his Master Gardener certifi cation after retiring. His love of the outdoors was second only to his love for and devotion to his family. Vacations to New England, Disneyland, Canada, the Beach, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons—to name a few; trips to the Ohio State Fair and Virginia Kendall and just any time he spent with his daughters, Tammy & Tiff any, was cherished. His six grandchildren brought additional joy to his life and he was so proud of each one of them. Shortly before retiring, Jim bought a farm in War- saw, Ohio, to spend his retirement years. He always referred to it as “our place”, not my place…a place for family and friends to be together. For the past 13 years the Gray Homestead (Barn Swallow Hollow) in Warsaw underwent many projects under Jim’s hands to create the retreat he loved to share with everyone. Memories were created all year long: hunting, camping, fi shing and swimming in pond, birdwatching, feeding the catfi sh, relaxing on the front porch swing, playing cards, picking blueberries, resting on a hammock, throwing tomahawks, hiking the trails, Kubota rides, BBQ’s and roasting marshmallows at the fi re pit—just spending time together. Jim was always there to help, listen and support his family and friends. He gave everyone special memories that we will treasure for the rest of our years. He will be deeply missed but always with us. Th ank you so much! Proceeded in death by his parents, Gerald and Dorothy Gray, Jim is survived by daughters, Tammy Gray-Miller and Tiff any Gray-Humbert; grandchildren, Alexandra, Taylor, Sydney, Autumn, Zander and A.J. ; sisters Patty Gray, Diane (Greg) Werner, Joan (Chuck) Sapsford; nephew and nieces, Kevin Werner, Katie & Megan Sapsford; aunts, uncle, many cousins and cher- ished friends. Per his request, no services are being held at this time. A celebration of life is being planned for a future date. Th e Miller Funeral Home is serving the family. You can leave a condolence or light a candle in Jim’s memory at In Jim’s honor, please plant a tree, recycle more and have a beer. In lieu of fl owers, please make a donation to your local gardening club or if able volunteer on Earth Day or Arbor Day. APRIL 17, 2019