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August 21, 1997

Daniel Herrington
HIRAM TOWNSHIP -  Daniel Paul Herrington, 38, died Tuesday after being injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ravenna.
Born Feb. 15, 1959 in Ballston Spa, N.Y., he was the son of Paul Nathan Herrington and Bertha Herrington O'Hara. He had lived in Hiram Township for 10 years.
Mr. Herrington was an engineering department manager at Ford Motor Co. in Walton Hills.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1978-82, last serving aboard Navy Frigate USS Brumby. 
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and skiing.
Survivors include his wife Michelle (Tholin), whom he married Oct. 3, 1981; daughters, Cynthia Marie, Rebecca Ann and Victoria Lynn; brothers, Douglas of Clifton Park, N.Y. and Paul Mark of Piedmont, Ohio; stepbrothers, Ted Smith of Mecanicsville, N.Y., Pat Smith of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Randy Herrington of Knox, N.Y.; and stepsister Paula DiCocco of Ballstone Lake, N.Y.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hiram.

Robert Seni
Robert Seni, 74, of Ravenna Township, died Wednesday at home.
Born Nov. 3, 1922 in Green County, Pa., he was the son of John and Anna Seni. He had lived in Ravenna for 40 years.
Mr. Seni retired from Domestic Linen Co. in Cleveland, where he was a route manager.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen, to whom he been married for 53 years; sons, Donald, Douglas and Robert, all of Ravenna; daughter, Darlene J. of Windham; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Thomas of Maple Heights and Leonard of Stow; and sister, Eleanor Kooser of Florida. His sons, Richard and Robert, died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.

August 23, 1997

Chase S. Baxter, infant son of Steven Baxter and Lee Ann Zimmerman of Ravenna, died Aug. 14.
Additional survivors include his grandparents, Fred (Louise) Garrett of Shalersville and Carol Baxter of Brimfield. His grandfather, David Baxter, died previously.
Graveside services were held at Restland Cemetery in Brimfield, with the Rev. Ed Peterson officiating.
Arrangements were made by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home in Ravenna. 

HIRAM TOWNSHIP - Services for Daniel Herrington will be held at the Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hiram.

August 24, 1997

Sarah Jane Elizabeth Purdy
Sarah Jane Elizabeth Purdy, 81, of Gill Drive, Kent, died Friday at New Martinsville Health Care Center in New Martinsville, W.Va.
Born Aug. 31, 1915, in New Martinsville, she was the daughter of William Burton and Lucy Mae (Berger) Wyke.
Survivors include her nephew, Jack Wyke of New Martinsville. Her husband, Clarence 'Jack' Purdy Jr.; and brothers, Charles B., Paul R., Howard B. and William L. died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kay Dunlap officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna. The Bissler and Sons Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mary Lou Kirtley
STREETSBORO  - Mary Lou Kirtley, 69, died Friday at Akron General Hospital.
Born March 27, 1928, in Ashland, she was the daughter of George and Marie (Saluchi) Arnold. She lived in Streetsboro since 1958.
Mrs. Kirtley was employed by the Streetsboro Board of Education as a school bus driver.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Robert F.; sons, Edward W. of Streetsboro and Barry of Randolph; and three grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Shorts Funeral Home in Streetsboro where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Harry Harvey officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Streetsboro.

Margaret C. Connors
Margaret C. Connors, 92, formerly of Kent, died Friday at Pleasant Lake Villa in Parma.
Born April 21, 1905, in Ravenna, she was the daughter of Peter H. and Elizabeth (Behr) Stoerkel.
Mrs. Connors was a former member of St. Patrick's Church in Kent and the Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors include her son, Dan Connors of Newton, Pa.; daughters, June Washko of Hudson, Janet Lennon of Hudson, and Patricia Ridel of Brecksville; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Robert F.; brother, Peter A.; and sister, Jeanette Solitro died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Bissler and Sons Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Church, with the Rev. Joseph Ruggieri officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent. 
Memorial services for Stanley Kurkey, 61, of Rootstown Township, will take place at 1 p.m. today at the Shorts Funeral Home in Ravenna. Calling hours will be one hour before the service. 

Marie C. Volkenant
AURORA - Marie C. Volkenant, 77, of Aurora, died Friday at Meridia Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield.
Born in Mt. Clements, Mich., she lived in Aurora for 36 years.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, John J. Sr.; daughters, Mrs. Larry (Vikki) Fordham of Akron, Mary Duval of Aurora, Mrs. Steven (Tish) Cross of Macedonia; sons, Richard and Paul of Aurora; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Vicki) Fiedler; and brothers, Henry and Charles Frank. Her son, John J. Jr., died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Johnson-Romito, Golden Rule Funeral Home in Twinsburg, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Nelson Basil officiating. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery.

Laslo Gyorvary
NELSON -  Laslo Gyorvary, 60, died Saturday at Akron City Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 23, 1936 in Hungary, he lived in Cleveland for several years, and lived in the Nelson area for the last five years.
Survivors include a brother, Joseph of Nelson; and a sister, Helen Varga of Ontario, Canada.
A private service will be held at a later date.
The Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Golden Rule Funeral Home in Garrettsville is handling the arrangements. 

August 25, 1997

Connors services
Services will be held Tuesday for former Kent resident Margaret C. Connors, 92, who died Friday at Pleasant Lake Villa in Parma.
Born April 21, 1905 in Ravenna, she was the daughter of Peter H. and Elizabeth (Behr) Stoerkel.
Mrs. Connors was a former member of St. Patrick Church in Kent and Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors include her son, Dan of Newtown, Pa.; daughters, June Washko of Hudson, Janet C. Lennon of Hudson, Carol Pero of Mentor, and Patricia Ridel of Brecksville; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. Her husband Robert F. died in 1992. Her brothers, Peter Alfred Stoerkel and George Stoerkel, and sisters, Alice Daniel and Jeanette Solitro, also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Services will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Kent, with the Rev. Joseph Ruggieri officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.

August 26, 1997

Sanders service
A memorial service for former Hiram Mayor Edward Rembert Sanders, 91, of Bradenton, Fla., who died Aug. 10, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hiram Christian Church.
Mr. Sanders moved to Florida from Hiram in 1982.
He served as mayor of Hiram from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a Hiram Township trustee and a Hiram Board of Education member.
Survivors include his sons, Edward R. III of Tampa, Fla., Richard G. of Carlsbad, Calif. and David W. of Athens, Ohio; daughter Amy of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and four grandchildren

Lawrence Charles Memmer, Sr.
RANDOLPH - Lawrence Charles Memmer, Sr., 85, died Sunday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Sept. 7, 1911 in Suffield, he was the son of Howard and Clara (Griggy) Memmer. He movied to Randolph 50 years ago.
Mr. Memmer retired in 1974 from Gougler Industries of Kent, where he had been employed for 32 years in the maintenance department. He also was a farmer in Randolph for more than 50 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Randolph.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Mary (Schaefer), to whom he had been married for 62 years; sons, Lawrence Charles Jr. of Niles, Walter of Ravenna, Howard of Kent, Daniel of Randolph and David of Rootstown; daughters, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Rankin of Kent, Mrs. Peter (Mary) Hershberger of Kent, Delores Baer of Rootstown, Mrs. Forest (Rosemary) Bixler of Ravenna, Mrs. Gary (Diane) Jones of Ravenna, and Mrs. Ed (Sue) Spell of Kittaning, Pa.; 29 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; brother, Paul of Hartville; and sister, Iris Mori of Hartville.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church in Randolph, with the Rev. Edward Wieczorek officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Randolph Fire Department Rescue Squad or St. Joseph Church.

Floyd E. Minor
Floyd E. Minor, 90, of Ravenna, died Monday at his home following a long illness.
Born Nov. 6, 1906 in Reader, W. Va., he was the son of William and Donia (Villers) Minor. He was a lifetime Ravenna area resident.
Mr. Minor worked as a clerk for the Ohio Department of Transportation for 20 years until he retired in 1976. Prior to that he had worked at Byers Machine Co. in Ravenna for several years.
He was a member of First Christian Church of Ravenna.
He enjoyed hunting, gardening and fishing.
Survivors include his wife Margaret (Hunter), whom he married May 24, 1930; son, Floyd Jr. of Ravenna; daughter, Marie Furgerson of Ravenna; 11 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and sister, Grace Klamut.
Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. Thursday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua. The Rev. Will Stackhouse will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.

William Kinsey
STOW - William K. Kinsey, 93, of East Graham Road, died Saturday at Kent Quality Care Nursing Home.
Born March 15, 1904 in Nelsonville, he was the son of Charles and Clara (McBride) Kinsey.
Mr. Kinsey worked as a miller at Williams Bros. Mill in Kent and also worked as an electrician for Miller Electric Co. in Kent.
Survivors include his daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Norma) Smith of Ravenna and Mrs. James (Mary) Messerly of Stow; six grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Lahr of Canton. His wife, Winifred (Brandt) died in June 1997. His sisters, Florence Hartman, Stella Marsh, Kathryn Dodge and Lillian Kinsey, also died previously.
Private funeral services have been held. Burial will be in Kilgore, Ohio. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent handled arrangements.
Memorials may be made to charity.

Carla M. Wigand
STREETSBORO - Carla M. Wigand, 58, died Monday following an illness since February 1977.
Born Nov. 26, 1938 in Mesa, Ariz., she was the daughter of Daniel and Melvina (Fish) Cummings. She had lived in the Streetsboro-Shalersville area for 26 years.
Mrs. Wigand formerly was employed as a nurse's aide at Hattie Larlham Foundation and in production at Aersol Systems in Twinsburg.
Survivors include her husband, William C.; sons, Reed Heath of Anchorage, Alaska and William J. Wigand of Streetsboro; daughter, Shirley (Roy Bowden) Tomsick of Garrettsville; four grandchildren; mother, Melvina Rogers of Taylor, Ariz.; and sister, Donna Osbourne of Taylor, Ariz. Her father, Daniel Cummings, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from noon until services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua. The Rev. William Graham will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville.

John George
John W. George, 77, of Diamond, died Sunday at Longmeadow Nursing Home in Ravenna after a long illness.
Born in Mechanicstown, Ohio, he was the son of French and CladaGeorge. He was a resident of Diamond for the past 43 years.
Mr. George retired as owner of a trenching, excavating and backhoe firm. He was a charter member of the Land Improvement Contractors of America. 
He was a former trustee of Palmyra Township.
He was a member of Palmyra United Methodist Church. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of Deerfield American Legion Post No. 713.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys (Carpenter), to whom he was married for 56 years; daughter Linda (Dan) George Siladie of Tallmadge; brother, Earl F. of Modesto, Calif.; sister, Mabel Monteith of Fayetteville, N.C.; and sister-in-law, Jean George of Boulder, Colo. A brother, Lynn W., died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Palmyra United Methodist Church. 

Henry C. McBride
MANTUA - Henry C. McBride, 73, died Monday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Oct. 21, 1923 in Springfield, Ohio, he was the son of Charles and Clara (Weeks) McBride. He was a former Chardon area resident.
Mr. McBride was retired from the Catholic Cemetery Association Diocese of Cleveland. 
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Mantua American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon (Kaye); son, Jack Harper of Mantua; daughter, Sherrie Price of Hiram. five grandchildren; brother, Jim McBride of Minister, Ohio; and sister, Edith McBride of Arizona. 
Cremation has taken place. Private services will be held for the family. Arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. 

MaryAnn Marshall
MaryAnn (Zavodny) Marshall, 47, of Ravenna Township, died Monday at Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights after a long illness.
Born Jan. 25, 1950, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Ernest and Josephine (Eged) Zavodny. She was a Ravenna resident for 25 years.
Mrs. Marshall was employed by the Portage County Sheriff's Office and Portage Trim in Ravenna. 
She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ray; daughters, Faith Marshall of Kent, and Hope Trigg of Twinsburg; two grandchildren; parents, Ernest and Josephine Zavodny of Ravenna; and sisters, Carol Frye of Reno, Nev., and Francine Gordon of Aurora.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel, where memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the United Scleroderma Foundation, Inc., PO Box 350, Watsonville, Calif., 95077-0350.

August 27, 1997

Gladys King
Gladys Lowrey King, 86, died Monday.
Mrs. King was a member of the Goodyear Heights United Presbyterian Church in Akron.
Survivors include her sons, Fred M. (Carol) of Garrettsville and Gary A. (Karen) of Alliance; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; Her husband, Forrest, died in 1980. Her brother, Gardner Lowrey, sister, Kathryn Marsh, and one great-granddaughter died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home in Akron, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Terence Lucarelli officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Goodyear Heights United Presbyterian Church, 1430 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, Ohio, 44305.

Bessie Ramicone
Bessie J. Ramicone, 93, of East Summit Street, Kent, died Friday at Wooster Hospital.
Born June 20, 1904 in Italy, she was the daughter of Mike and Genny (Trombetti) Martin.
At one time, Mrs. Ramicone worked as the cook at the Robin Hood Inn in Kent.
She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent.
Survivors include her daughters, Gloria Dickerson of Wooster and Sister Louise Ramicone, H.M. of Cuyahoga Falls; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Her husband, Lawrence; brothers, Jim and Dan Martin; and sisters, Caroline Caniglia and Clara Sicuro, died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Church in Kent, with the Rev. Joseph Ruggieri officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent. Arrangements were made by Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in Kent.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick School Endowment Fund.

Louise Coy
Louise E. Coy, 89, of Kent, died Friday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born March 2, 1908 in Kent, she was the daughter of Andrew and Alma (Plum) Stokey.
Mrs. Coy was a homemaker and a cook at Walls Elementary School for several years.
She was a member of Lake Brady United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Aides. She was an active member of the local parent-teacher association and had served as president at one time.
Survivors include her sons, Thomas (Ella) of Marion, and Robert (Alma) of Kent; daughter, Flora L. Fertig of Kent; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Russell; brother, Leonard Stokey; and sister, Mildred Beverlin, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel. Services will be held from 11 a.m. Monday at the Lake Brady United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ed Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.

Stanley Kurkey
ROOTSTOWN - Stanley W. Kurkey, 61, died Thursday at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights following a sudden illness.
Born June 21, 1936, in Fayette County, Pa., he was the son of Stanley and Anna (Koslick) Kurkey. He had been a Rootstown resident since 1969 and was formerly of Brunswick.
Mr. Kurkey was a self-employed truck driver and a partner in Kurkey Auto Wrecking.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann (Cetera), to whom he was married for 39 years; sons, David, Donald and Daniel, all of Rootstown; daughter, DeniceTaylor of Copley; seven grandchildren; brothers, John and Donald; and sister, Beverly Claybourne of Diamond. A sister, Jean Graham, died previously.
Visitation will be held from noon until services at 1 p.m. Sunday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. The Rev. Carl Holm will officiate. Cremation has taken place. Private burial will be held.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Portage County Unit of the American Heart Association.

John Schneeberger
FREEDOM - John Schneeberger, 95, died Friday at Longmeadow Care Center in Ravenna.
Born April 23, 1902 in Orpuno, Switzerland, he was the son of Jacob and Marie Bertha (Mulheim) Schneeberger.
Mr. Schneeberger was a dairy farmer for most of his life.
He served in the Swiss Army.
Survivors include a son, Kurt K. of Freedom; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert of Switzerland. His wife, Martha (Sobottka); brothers, Ernest, Herman, Walter, Fred and Emil; and sisters, Bertha and Emma, died previously.
Visitation will be held from 1p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Monday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. Burial will be in Drakesburg Cemetery in Freedom.

August 28, 1997

Carl Whitely
Carl Robert "Bob" Whitely, 66, of Enville, Tenn., the former owner of Bob's Motel in Edinburg, died unexpectedly Tuesday.
Born Sept. 15, 1930 in Akron, he was the son of George and Margaret Whitely. Before moving to Tennessee, he lived in Green for many years.
Mr. Whitely was a 32nd Degree Mason. He had attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ravenna.
Survivors include his wife, Diana; sons, Bob of Cuyahoga Falls, Bruce of Ravenna and Jeff of Rootstown; daughter, Pamela Voch of Rootstown; stepson, Jack Beck of Ravenna; stepdaughter, Dawn Beck of Enville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; brother, Donald of Cuyahoga Falls and John of Camden, Tenn.; and sister, Pat Esterle of Bristol, Tenn. His first wife, Wanda, died in 1986.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron.

William Steigerwalt
ROOTSTOWN - William "Van" Steigerwalt, 51, died Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic following a short illness.
Born Nov. 1, 1945 in Ravenna, he was the son of Claude and Virginia (Cox) Steigerwalt. He had lived in Rootstown for 25 years.
Mr. Steigerwalt worked as a treatment plant operator for the Ohio Department of Transportation, District 4, until he retired.
He was a member of Unity Masonic Lodge No. 12 in Ravenna.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda; son, William Jr. of Kent; father, Claude of Ravenna; and sister, Patty Freid of Cincinnati.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 tonight at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in West Cemetery in Palmyra.
Memorials may be made to the Steigerwalt Trust Fund in care of Attorney Maria Schimer, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, P.O. Box 95, Rootstown, 44272.

August 30, 1997

Rita Krebs
STOW - Rita M. Krebs, 72, died Thursday.
Mrs. Krebs was a teacher in the Ravenna school system for 20 years.
She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Akron where she was active in fellowship groups and Mary Martha Circle, the Stow Women's Club, Kappa Kappa Iota and the Ohio Retired Teacher's Association.
Survivors include her husband, William A., to whom she had been married for 50 years; son, William E. of California; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Christine) Salladay of Tallmadge, Mrs. Douglas (Carolynne) Sendry of Garrettsville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Dorothy Bell of South Carolina.
Calling hours will be held following a 2:30 p.m. Saturday memorial service at Trinity United Church of Christ, 915 N. Main St., Akron with the Rev. David S. Kiewit officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 4761 Higbee Ave., N.W., Canton 44718.
Arrangements were handled by Billows Funeral Home in Cuyahoga Falls.

Yvonne Wiles
Former Ravenna resident Yvonne Sudy Wiles, 62, of Glasgow, Ky., died Friday at her home.
Mrs. Wiles was the daughter of Willie D. and Cova Cox West.
Survivors include her husband, John; daughters, Mrs. Bill (June) Walter of Cave City, Ky., and Linda Case of Nashville, Tenn.; one grandson; brothers, William D. of Las Vegas, Tam and Phillip of Bonnieville, Ky., Jack and Walford of Cub Run, Ky., Paul of Horse Cave, Ky., and Darryl of Scottsville, Ky.
Calling hours will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today and one hour prior to the 1 p.m. Monday services at Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home in Kentucky.
Memorials may be made to the Barren River Animal Welfare Association, P.O. Box 278, Glasgow, Ky., 42142-0278.

John Sauner
RANDOLPH - John L. Sauner Jr., 80, died Saturday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a long illness.
Born July 15, 1917 in Akron, he was the son of John L. and Bessie (Momow) Sauner Sr. He had lived in the township for more than 50 years.
Mr. Sauner retired in 1983 from Goodyear Aerospace where he had worked as a research technician. 
He was a member of the Rootstown Community Church. He had been active in Boy Scouts where he had served as a scout leader and as the scout commissioner for Portage County. He had also been involved in the Goodyear Air Scouts.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian (Reed), to whom he had been married for 61 years; sons, John R. (Betty) and Tim of Rootstown; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Roy Kelsey officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Randolph. 


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