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 Mary Jane <I>Patterson</I> Jarvi

Mary Jane Patterson Jarvi

Death 26 Jun 2012 (aged 80)
Burial North Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 92761083 · View Source
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June 29, 2012

Mary J. Jarvi
Anonymous Star Beacon The Star Beacon Fri Jun 29, 2012, 09:00 AM EDT

CONNEAUT — Mary Jane (Patterson) Jarvi, age 80 of Conneaut, Ohio, died peacefully, surrounded by family, Wednesday, June 26, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Jarvi was born Oct. 30, 1931, in Conneaut, the daughter of Margaret E. (Scott) Patterson-Weaver and William F. Patterson. She lived in the Conneaut area most of her life. She also lived in East Springfield, Pa. for 10 years. A graduate of Conneaut High School, she also attended the Andrews School for Girls. Upon receiving the Pinney Art Scholarship (awarded by John Cherry of Conneaut High School), she attended the Chicago Art Institute.

Her passion for Creativity and The Arts was at the forefront of her life. Mrs. Jarvi produced and narrated a children's radio show in the late 1950's and early 60's called "Story Time with Mary Jane". Over the years, her interests and activities included being a member and past President of the Irish Colleens as well as a member of the Conneaut Historical Society.

One of her most favorite pastimes included genealogical research and family history. Mrs. Jarvi taught Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church and was also a Cub Scout Den Mother when her children were very young. In her later years, Mary Jane's favorite store was Barnes & Noble, which provided her access to the wide variety of topics and knowledge on subjects that interested her most. No one enjoyed a new book more than Mary Jane.

Survivors include her daughter, Margaret R. Jarvi of Conneaut; three sons, Vernon N. Jarvi Jr. of Seal Rock, Ore., Eric H. (Sherry) Jarvi of Girard, Pa. and Matthew M. Jarvi of West Springfield, Pa..; two grandsons, Benjamin Jarvi of State College, Pa. and Michael Jarvi of Tampa, Fla.; uncle and aunt, Robert and Doris Scott of Royal Oak, Mich.; step-niece and nephews, Lisa Bushman of Pierpont, Ohio, Bob Sabo of Cleveland, Ohio and Bill Sabo and Michael Sabo, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon N. C. Jarvi Sr.; her parents; step-mother, Arvide Patterson; and step-sister, Charlene Sabo.

A Celebration of Mary Jane's Life will be held Saturday, June 29th, at the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, "Kilpi Hall", 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut, beginning with a Memorial Service at 2 p.m., with Laurie Divoky, Spiritual Care Coordinator for Hospice of the Western Reserve, officiating. A Social Gathering to pay tribute to her life and life's work will follow from 3 to 5 p.m. Private inurnment of ashes will be held Monday, July 2nd, at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut, Ohio 44030. Funeral services entrusted to THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Conneaut

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November 8, 2012

Eric H. Jarvi
Anonymous Star Beacon The Star Beacon Thu Nov 08, 2012, 08:17 PM EST

ERIE. Pa. — Eric H. Jarvi, age 58, of Girard, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at UPMC Hamot.

He was born in Conneaut, Ohio, to the late Vernon N.C. and Mary Jane Patterson Jarvi on July 15, 1954.

Eric graduated from Northwestern High School in the Class of 1972. He was athletically gifted, and enjoyed playing football, baseball, softball, horseshoes and darts. He held the West County dart championship belt for many years.

He loved cooking, barbecuing, hunting and fishing. He also took a keen interest in American history and current events. Eric was a diehard Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan.

Eric was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #381 in Albion, Pa. He worked for the local 603 laborers union. He had certifications in hazardous material extraction, pipe fitting, masonry and scaffolding.

In addition to his parents, Eric was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joseph Kaputa II.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Sherry Kaputa Jarvi, whom he married on Oct. 31, 1992, in Girard. He will also be missed by his daughter, Terry Mook of Girard; his sister, Margaret R. Jarvi of Conneaut, Ohio; two brothers, Vernon N. Jarvi of Boiling Springs, N.C., and Mathew M. Jarvi of West Springfield, Pa.; his two grandchildren, Kyle Mihalak and Brady Mook; his mother-in-law, Sally Palo of Girard, Pa.; his brother-in-law, Joseph Kaputa and his wife, Diane, of Girard, Pa.; his sister-in-law, Diane Watters and her husband, Brian, of Girard, Pa.; and three nephews, Michael and Benjamin Jarvi, and Joseph Kaputa.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Nov. 11th, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the DANIEL R. EDDER FUNERAL HOME, 309 Main St. East, Girard, Pa. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, Pa. 16508.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 92761083
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Jane Patterson Jarvi (30 Oct 1931–26 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92761083, citing Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by skye (contributor 47137314) .