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“DAD I WILL MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU ALWAYS. I AM PROUD TO HAVE INHERETED YOUR LOOKS, COURAGE, STRENGTH, AND LOVE FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS. I WILL THINK OF...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: KIMBERLY - ASHLAND, KS - DAUGHTER

“Mission accomplished. Another job, well done. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Rick - Greenville, OH - Son

“Rich and Schanda, WE hope you know your work Family extends their deepest sympathy to you and your Family on the loss of your Father. Please know we...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: D.A. Fitzgerald Co., Inc. - OH

“I was very young when I first meet Alva Lee.I remember Grandma Meyer taking me to his house. I now wish I could remember more and the history of this...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Robin Batty Shumaker - Greenville, OH

“Well Dad you where my best friend , you showed me what wrong and right was and you showed me the roads that turn a boy into a man. You and Mom gave...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ryan Black - Ansonia, OH - Son

“Anybody who knows dad, knows he was as arrnery and mischievous as they come when he was younger. We 6 kids found ourselves saying" he did what?"quite...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: julie, jerry and justin - OH

“I love you Dad...I just hope you know how much. I would give anything if I had many more years with you. God takes the best when he needs them, so I...Read More »
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Alva L. Black age 72 of Celina, Ohio Died at 7:45 AM Friday Nov. 29, 2013 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH following a brief illness. He was born April 11, 1941 in Harrisburg, PA to Alva Sr. and Goldie (Kerns) Black. He was married November 19, 2003 to Vicky Burden who survives in Celina along with his children Sherry & Michael Dirksen, Union City, IN; Kimberly Reynolds, Ashland, KS; Julie & Jerry Francis, Versailles; Richie & Schanda Black, Ansonia; Rickie Black, Greenville; Ryan Black, Ansonia and Krista Hoover, Sandusky, OH. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and siblings Gary Meyer, David Meyer, Patsy Stump and Linda Batty. He was Preceded in death by his parents and a Son-in-law Frank Reynolds. Alva retired from the Minster Machine Co. in 2000, he was an avid outdoorsman and trapshooter and belonged to many clubs and associations including the Newport Sportsmen's Club and Mercer County Sportsmen Assoc. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster, Pastor Dennis Wheeler Presiding, burial will follow at a later date. Friends may call from 4:00 PM until time of the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.