Sheppard Black, 81, died the evening of January 23, 2009, at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He retired from Ohio University in 2003 as Special Collections Librarian Emeritus after more than two decades of service. He earned his A.B. from Miami of Ohio and Master's Degrees from Columbia and Kent State Universities.
"Shep" moved to Athens in 1960 to head the trade book department at Logan's bookstore. His personal book collection reflected his pastime pursuits. Books on automobile restoration and collection led to his enjoyment of MG's and membership in the Ohio Chapter of the New England MGT Register. His wife of 40 years, Peg, survives.
Jack fell in love with MGs as a young boy. As an adult he had many passions -- his defense of the Constitution and the rights of the people, his family, and his many interests and hobbies, especially his MGs.
But the real essence of the MG love was not just the fantastic little cars but the wonderful people, trips and experiences. He believed in the Magic of MG and that MG stood not only for Morris Garage but also for Mighty Good times and Mighty Good people.
1947 - 2017
Phyllis Elaine Hall (Thaxton), 70, died November 5, 2017 after an eleven-month fight with glioblastoma brain cancer.
Born August 10, 1947 in Akron, she attended Akron North High School and received a teaching degree from Kent State University. She taught elementary school and was a substitute teacher in Stow. She dedicated her life to her family, always putting others before herself and spent countless hours with her grandkids, always teaching. Her favorite pastime was her flowers, and had become an expert in arrangements as well as laying out beautiful wild flower beds in her backyard paradise.
She loved her 1979 MG B and spent countless years as a member of the Board of the Ohio MGT club and traveled all over the country with Dick in various MG’s and had many lifelong friends in the MG Club. Phyllis loved to golf, especially at Silver Lake Country Club and enjoyed traveling all over the world, her favorite being Walt Disney World. Her peaceful getaway for over 20 years was Apple Valley Lake in Howard, Ohio. Phyllis enjoyed hiking in the Metro Parks, camping and spending time outdoors. She enjoyed playing bridge and attending a book club with her friends on a monthly basis and volunteered with TWIG at Akron Children’s Hospital. She will be missed but never forgotten; every time we see a beautiful flower in nature, it shall remind us of you.
“Goodbye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be.” -Walt Disney
Preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Evelyn Thaxton, she is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard; sons Rick (Kari) of Cincinnati, Aaron (Julie) of Stow, and Tim of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Brynna and Reagan Hall, Tyler Hall and Nicholas Shutt; brother Paul (Kathy) Thaxton of SC.
Memories of Dan Glow by Nancy Seabrook (from The Lord Nuffield Crier, Volume 46, Number 2)
Craig and I have known Dan and Rita Glow since the GOF at Mt. Snow, Vermont over 40 years ago. Rita told me that Dan saw an ad in a magazine about the meet and they decided to jump in their car and head up there to see what this MG group was about. Their RD was not yet restored so I could not associate them with a car, but they made an impression anyway. We happened to be seated at the same table for the banquet and Dan and Craig got talking and as they say, the rest was history.
Since that time we have spent many. many hours with our dear friends, the Glows. They attended the first Ohio Chapter meet and, when Rita was elected treasurer ( a job she still holds), it was fated that our paths would cross many more times. The MGs were the glue that held us together put the personalities fit too. Rita and I enjoy the same crafts, sewing, antiques, decorating, etc. and Dan and Craig love to take things apart and put them together again.
When I think of Dan, I see him showing up in a Santa costume at Christmas when Julie was only one and half years old and scaring her to tears with his Ho, Ho, Ho. He did make up for it when she was in eighth grade and he showed up and her volleyball practice and whisked her away on his motorcycle for a birthday ride. As I recall he also gave Todd a ride in the side car of one of his motorcycles one year. That was the giving spirit that was Dan.
Dan was a story teller who always managed to relate events with a smile on his face. Even when they were things that would make others really angry, Dan would always smile and chuckle about life's difficult times. He told a story one time about driving to New England in a brand new Volvo and being really upset about how it was a real dog and didn't seem to have any pep at all. Then when they arrived at their destination they were told that they had been driving against a 50 mile an hour wind the whole way to maybe the Volvo was not as bad as he thought.
Dan was a fabulous host who made sure everyone was enjoying the party. He was a good dancer, especially the polka, which he even tried to teach me at one of the (in)famous New Year's Eve parties. He would invite a large contingent of MG people to the New Year's Eve parties at the Forrest City Yacht Club where there was lots of dancing and driving and laughing and telling stories. Dan smile was always at the center of it all.
I could go on and on about the times Dan and Craig got involved in projects and asked each other for advice on how to fix this or that. However, many of you already know what a genius Dan was at fixing things and probably have stories of your own about the time Dan helped you out. So suffice it to say, Dan was a n integral part of our lives. He was a kind, giving, wonderful friend who will be missed because he made our lives better. His smile and the spirit behind that smile will be with us forever.
Obituary Published in The Plain Dealer from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2014
GLOW DANIEL D. GLOW, age 76 of Brecksville. Beloved husband of Rita A. (nee Krobusek); loving father of Pamela M Dengler –Humphrey (Roger Dengler); treasured grandfather of Christopher T. Humphrey (Natalie, nee Miller); cherished brother of Margo Petal and the late John and William Petal. Former owner of Sill's Motor Sales Co. Mr. Glow was the past Commander of the Forest City Yacht Club and he was the Technical Chairman of the Ohio Chapter MGT Register. U.S. Army Veteran. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name are suggested to Holy Family Hospice 6707 State Rd. Parma, Oh. 44134. Friends may call at THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME 356 W. AURORA RD. (OHIO RTE. 82) SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION WEDNESDAY 3-8PM Funeral Thursday 9:15AM at the Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial St. Basil the Great Catholic Church 10 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. www.ferfolia.com