Georgene Thomas, 87

Former Oxford and Leonard resident Georgene Thomas passed away on April 11, 2020 due to an acute illness. She was 86 years old. Georgene was born in Pontiac on March 5, 1933. Her family moved to Oxford when she was a young girl. After marrying her husband of 68 years, Jerry, they moved to North […]

Pastor Robert Service, 84

To my dear, departed father. You were not only my dad, you were my pastor, mentor, and friend. Through your 43 years of marriage with Mom, you showed me the value of commitment and marriage. Steadfastness is something I came to understand as I saw you celebrate your 25th and 40th anniversaries at being the […]

Garland ‘Fitz’ Fitzpatrick, 72

Garland D. “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, of Oxford; died March 21, 2020. He was 72. Born in Giles County, Tennessee on November 9, 1947 to the late Garland D. and Florine (nee: Kelley) Fitzpatrick. He married Carol Luna on January 28, 1978 in Keego Harbor, Michigan.  He is survived by his loving wife Carol Fitzpatrick; two sons, […]

Rose Paddubny, 91

On March 19, 2020, Rose (Forbis) Paddubny passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 91.  Born and raised in Bernie, Missouri and a longtime resident of Oxford, Michigan, Rose was a well-loved member of the community. Rose married Hank Paddubny on September 6, 1947 and had three children, Jerry, Karen and Terry.  […]

Stephen Edward Porter, 71

Stephen Edward Porter, age 71, a longtime resident of Leonard and currently of Oxford, passed away March 16, 2020 surrounded by his beloved family.  He was born December 22, 1948, in Mt. Clemens, the son of Edward James and Lucille (Baza) Porter.  He graduated from Oxford High School in 1967 and then attended Spring Arbor […]

Dennis Mersino, 82

Dennis Mersino age 82 of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at his home with his family at his side.  Dennis was born January 29, 1938 in Oxford, the son of Matthew and Gladys (Barber) Mersino. He attended Oxford High School. Dennis proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Dennis married Laura French […]

Local results from last week’s Primary election

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer On March 10, voters went to polls across the state for the presidential primary. It was a closed primary, so voters had the option of selecting either a Democratic, Republican or proposal-only ballot. Results in Oxford and Addison precincts closely matched those of both the county and the state. […]

Gloris Karen Fitch, 83

Gloris Karen Fitch, age 83 of Oxford, died in her home with her family on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Karen was married to her late husband Ted for 38 years. She worked in insurance sales for 35 years. Karen loved to golf, bowl, line dance, movies, play cards, and her family. Karen served on the […]

Olive Belle Cornell, 103

Olive Belle Cornell (nee Randolph), age 103, of Oxford, formerly of Frankenmuth and Clare, passed away March 10, 2020 at her home in Independence Village of Oxford. She was born June 28, 1916 to Oliver and Edith Randolph in Bath, New York. Loving wife of Andrew B. Cornell. Beloved mother of Patricia A. Boyd (Paul) […]

William “Bill-Chuck” Toll, 75

William Charles Toll (Billy-Chuck) was born September 30, 1944 in Detroit and passed away, peacefully, on February 20, 2020 in Port St. Lucie Florida. He was 75 years old. He is survived by his son Evan Toll, daughter Sierra Toll Dallas (Wes) and their two beautiful daughters Mila and Araya, and daughter Theresa Goines Lovins […]