MARGARET WOOFENDEN DAVIDSON
Margaret Woofenden Davidson, age 99, of Chagrin Falls passed away on February 21, 2019. Her friends & family will remember her for boundless energy, kindness, enthusiasm and living each day to the fullest!
Margaret was born in Detroit, Michigan, on May 26, 1919. Beloved wife of 63 years to Arthur J. Davidson, Jr who preceded her in death in 2003; devoted mother to Arthur J. Davidson, III (Alice, who passed away in 1999), Margaret (Peggy) Blakeslee (Jack); loving Nana to 7 grandchildren, Deborah Scherman (Dan), Pamela Scherman (Tim), Arthur John Davidson, IV (Amy), Mary Margaret (Molly) Bower (Chris), John Rollin Blakeslee, IV (Kim), Susan Wright (Gordon), Elizabeth Carpenter (Steve); 19 great-grandchildren; dear sister to the late Dr. Stewart Woofenden (Francis); and loving Aunt to Judy Tregre (Geordie), Johnny & Jeffrey Woofenden, who preceded her in death.
Margaret was a 65-plus year member of the PEO Sisterhood, member of The Federated Church Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and a longtime member of Chagrin Valley Country Club. Margaret graduated from Stephens College with a degree in fashion & design and continued to be a fashion icon throughout her life. She was an excellent seamstress even making her granddaughter, Elizabeth’s, wedding dress, an avid golfer, buying a new set of clubs at the age of 90. Margaret always remembered everyone’s birthdays & special occasions including her 19 great-grandchildren! Margaret volunteered teaching exercise to the blind and a chair exercise class in her retirement community in Florida. Margaret and her family had a wonderful life living in Detroit, Michigan; Melbourne, Australia; Wilmington, Delaware; Ferndale, Michigan; Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Hershey, Pennsylvania; West Palm Beach, Florida; and Leesburg, Florida. Margaret returned to her beloved Chagrin Falls at age 90 and enjoyed the next 10 years living at Hamlet Village in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She met her dear companion of 9 years (Richard Ziegler), who preceded her in death in 2017, in a ballroom dance class at Hamlet Village. All 41 members of Margaret’s family surprised her for her 95th birthday on May 26, 2010, which was a cherished memory for all. Margaret donated her body to Case Western Reserve University for research. The family will be having a private family celebration of Margaret’s life at a later date. Margaret would like to be remembered for helping others and to enjoy each day with family and friends. “BE KIND TO EVERYONE AND KEEP SMILING WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF LAUGHTER IN YOUR LIVES!!”
FRANKLIN J. KUTINA, JR.
Franklin J. Kutina Jr, 86, resident of Orange Village for many years passed away Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of 63 years of Eleanor Ferenczy. He was a loving father of Bruce Kutina, Kim Nelson (Bob), and Diane Adams. Dear grandfather of Lindsey, Christopher, Alex and Ben Nelson and Kyle and Tyler Adams. Brother of the late Ken Kutina (Judy). Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews and cousin of many.
Frank grew up in Cleveland and graduated class valedictorian from John Adams High School. He was a member of Alpha Psi fraternity at Case Western Reserve University and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in chemical engineering. Following graduation he was employed at NASA and continued to thrive there for 40 years. He worked in several areas of expertise including chemical rockets, aeronautics and energy. His work eventually made possible the sending of a man to the moon with the M-1 engine project. He worked on several projects including the Sterling Engine. The projects he worked on took him around the world traveling to many different countries. Frank received the prestigious Presidential Rank award at a ceremony with President Clinton in Washington D.C. He was responsible for a staff of 200 scientists, engineers and support personnel engaged in aeronautical research and development for government and industry programs. After retiring from NASA, he became a member of the zoning and planning committee in Orange Village and worked on the recycling program.
He had many hobbies and interests including photography, building and flying model airplanes, woodworking, lapidary and enjoying his yard and garden. The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in his name to your favorite charity of choice.
A private burial is being held at Acacia Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Church of the Western Reserve, 30500 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike at 11 A.M.
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