Death notices

SANDUSKY

Rose A. Artino, 81, of Sandusky, died early Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2007, in Amherst Hospital after a brief illness. Arrangements are pending at Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky.

George H. Pitcher Jr., 63, formerly of Sandusky, died late Monday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2007, at Carolton Manor Nursing Home in Washington Courthouse, Ohio, after an illness. Arrangements are pending at David F. Koch Funeral Home, Sandusky.

BELLEVUE

James R. Andrews, 87, of Bellevue, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, in Bellevue Hospital. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday.

WILLARD

Helen "Grandma" Smith, 100, of Austin Drive, Willard, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. Saturday until services at 11 a.m. at Willard Church of God on Willard West Road. Secor Funeral Home, Willard is handling arrangements.

WILBRAHAM, MASS.

Robert J. (Gerold) Ross, 69, of Wilbraham, Mass., and formerly of Sandusky, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 in the Life Care Center. Funeral services were Monday at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Road.