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Published March 31, 1998

Phyllis Brockett
Former Randolph resident Phyllis Knight Brockett, 87, of Pilgrim Manor in Cromwell, Conn., died Saturday.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of Albert and Irene (Owens) Knight. She had lived in Randolph for more than 40 years and then in Wethersfield, Conn., before moving to Cromwell two years ago.
Mrs. Brockett and her husband, Wilford, owned and operated the Brockett Turkey Farm in Randolph before retiring in 1974. 
She attended Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin and was a former member of The Chapel of Marlboro and the Jolly Pilgrims Group at Church. She also was a member of the Ladies Cemetery Association, the Hayseed Club and the Farm Bureau Council.
Survivors include her son, the Rev. Philip (Nancy) Brockett of New Britain, Conn.; daughter, Celinda "Cindy" (George) Nicewonger, of Wethersfield, Conn.; five grandchildren; brother, Lawrence Archer of North Carolina; and sister, Harriet Hes of Cleveland. Her husband, Wilford E., died in 1987.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph, with the Rev. Joel Cochran officiating. Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at Bethany Covenant Church, 85 Mill St., Berlin, Conn., 06037 or to the Building Fund at Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church, 511 Maple St., Wethersfield, Conn. 06109.

William Cheatwood
Former Kent resident William R. Cheatwood, 64, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Saturday at his home following a brief illness.
Born Sept. 25, 1933 in Akron, he was the son of Grady and Nila Cheatwood. 
Survivors include his son, Bill of Boulder, Colo.; daughters, Debby Carpenter of Phoenix, Ariz., Linda (Carl) Morel of Amite, La. and Pam (Scott) Foster of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and brothers, Bob (Lil) and Don (Pam), both of Kent. His brother, Richard, and granddaughter, Rhiannon Carpenter, both died previously.
Services are pending.

Carol Garkovich
Former Newton Falls resident Carol L. Garkovich, 63, of Dayton, Ky., died Sunday.
Born Nov. 1, 1934 in Isabella, Pa., she was the daughter of Joseph and Ann (Sabo) Gazella. 
Mrs. Garkocvich was a member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Newton Falls. She enjoyed bingo.
Survivors include her sons, Andrew, of Dayton, Ky., with whom she resided, and Joseph of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren; brothers, Anthony of Mentor-on-the-Lake, and Richard; and sister, JoAnne Kvortek. Her husband, Carl, whom she married Aug. 28, 1954, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Borowski Funeral Home in Newton Falls, with the Panachida service to follow. Services will be at held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Newton Falls. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Newton Falls. 
Memorials may be made to St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church.

Elizabeth Hirsch
Elizabeth A. Hirsch, 81, of Ravenna, died Sunday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna fter a long illness.
Born Dec. 24, 1916 in Ravenna, she was the daughter of Cornelius and Mary (Kline) Drugan.
Mrs. Hirsch and her husband, Allen, owned Al's Bar and Grill in Ravenna, where she worked from 1961 until she retired in 1978. She formerly worked at the Ravenna Arsenal and Oak Rubber Co. in Ravenna.
She was a member of the Ravenna Moose and the Chicken Manor bowling team.
Survivors include her son, Randy of Ravenna and sister, Florence Kapusta of Ravenna. Her husband, Allen, died in 1993. Her brothers, Marty, France and Charles Drugan, and sister, Mary Stary, died previously.
Private services will be held for the family. Arrangements are being handled by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.

Lillian Jahn
Lillian (Snyder Smith) Jahn, 90, of Akron, died Monday.
Born June 12, 1907 in Senecaville, Ohio, she was the daughter of Ambrose and Florence Wilson. She lived in Randolph from 1948 to 1961, then moved to Akron.
Mrs. Jahn attended Lakemore United Methodist Church and was a member of Ellestar Chapter No. 565 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a former member of the Randolph Methodist Church.
She enjoyed fishing and traveling.
Survivors include her son, Dr. David (Ilene) Snyder of Ravenna; daughters, Marjorie (Virgil) Channel of City of Green, Evelyn (Merrill) Laubaugh of Mantua, N.J., and Carole (Budd) Sprague of Ashland; 24 grandchildren; over 60 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Her husbands, David Snyder, Paul Smith, and Harry Jahn; son,Robert L. Snyder; and daughter, Martha Jean Brunner, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home in Akron. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lakemore United Methodist Church, 1536 Flickinger Road, Akron, with the Rev. David Atkinson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron 44333.

Pearl Pettit
NELSON _ Pearl Pettit, 92, died Sunday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 14, 1906, in New Lexington, she was the daughter of Charles and Laura (McDonald) Sherrick. She graduated from St. Aloysius Academy in New Lexington. She was a Nelson Township resident for 50 years.
Mrs. Pettit was a homemaker. She also taught in New Lexington, Windham and Nelson.
She was a member of the Good Neighbors Club.
Survivors include her sons, Harold "Red" of Houston, Texas, and Rodger of Garrettsville; daughter, Marian Nichols of Garrettsville; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Sherrick of Mission, Kan.; and sister, Hazel Garey of Somerset, Ohio. Her husband, Homer, whom she married Jan. 18, 1930, died March 17, 1975. Her brothers Floyd, Earl, and Frank Sherrick, and sisters, Pauline Baker and Verna King,died previously.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. The Rev. Peter King will officiate. Burial will be in Harrington Cemetery in Nelson Township. 

Clay Vause
Clay D. Vause, 34, of Kent, died of cancer Thursday at his home. 
Mr. Vause was the lead vocalist for Indian Rope Burn, an industrial rock band. He performed as Clay Mation.
He was a graduate of the University of Akron.
Survivors include his mother Zola; brothers, Morgan and David; and sister, Patsy.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Baptist Church in Kent. Arrangements were made by the Cremation Society of Ohio.

Richard Warren
Richard L. Warren, 71, died Saturday at Briar Hill Nursing Home in Middlefield.
Born March 18, 1927 in Greenstone, Pa., he was the son of Raymond and Ruth (Hurley). A graduate of Windham High School, he resided in Middlefield for 28 years.
Mr. Warren worked in automotive sales and real estate sales. He retired from M.D. Realty in 1993. He also served as the clerk-treasurer of the Middlefield Township trustees from 1984 through 1994.
He was a graduate of Kent State University, where he majored in accounting and business. 
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a lifetime member of American Legion Post No. 32 in Garrettsville and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9678 in Middlefield.
He enjoyed playing cards, word games, sports, fishing, hunting, and boating.
Survivors include his wife, Ronalda (Hopkins), whom he married Aug. 15, 1970; sons, Richard of Niles and and Clayton of Parkman; stepson Terry Warne of Middlefield; daughter, Susan North of Nelson; stepdaughter, Candy Zeigler of Middlefield; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; brother, James of Southington; and sister, Norma McCullough of Garrettsville. His first wife, June Barchalk, died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Following cremation, a graveside service at 2 p.m. April 11 at Middlefield Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Russell Funeral Service in Middlefield.
Memorials may be made to charity.

Published April 2, 1998

Joseph Simon
MANTUA TOWNSHIP _ Joseph Simon, 80, died Wednesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. Services are pending at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.

Harry Beck
Harry Beck, 83, of Ravenna, died today. Services will be announced by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.

Robert Ostendorf
Calling hours for Robert H. Ostendorf, 84, who died Tuesday, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ravenna, where services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna. 
Memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Society for the Blind. Arrangements are being handled by the Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.

Jeffrey M. Filas
Jeffrey M. Filas, 43, of Kent, died unexpectedly Sunday at his home.
Born in Akron, he was a life resident of the area.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Bowers; father, Paul of Akron; brother, David (Melanie) of St. Louis, Mo.; and mother- and father-in-law, Betty and Keith Bowers of Kent. His mother, Evelyn, died in 1988.
Services were held Tuesday at the Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home in Akron. 
Memorials may be made to the Portage County Animal Protective League.

Raymond Greenwalt
Raymond G. Greenwalt, 67, of Newton Falls, died Tuesday at St. Joseph's Health Center in Warren.
Born Nov. 27, 1930 in Warren, he was the son of Dewey and Retta (Simons) Greenwalt. 
He retired as a truck driver from Anchor Motor Freight.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Newton Falls.
He enjoyed lawn work, golfing and music.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Dutcher, whom he married in 1960; son, Greg Macklin; daughters, Mrs. Mark (Cindy) Waltko of Warren, Janet Sawtelle of Cortland, and Mrs. Larry (Debra) Papalas and Gail Greenwalt, both of Warren; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, James of Chattanooga Tenn.; and sisters, Marge Griffing of Brookfield and Joan Foffaaen of Georgetown, Fla. A son, Gary Macklin, and brothers, Richard and Kenneth, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Borowski Funeral Home in Newton Falls, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Newton Falls Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the First Christian Church in Newton Falls or to the American Cancer Society.

Kenneth Nash
Kenneth K. Nash, 76, of Janet Drive, Kent, died Wednesday at his home.
He was born Feb. 9. 1922 in Kent, the son of Lloyd Glen and Blanche (Franklin) Nash.
Mr. Nash worked as a meat cutter at Kent Provision and then worked for and retired from Ekers' Meats.
He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the 854th Bomb Squadron as a mechanic earning the European-African Middle East Theater ribbon with a bronze star and a silver star. He was a member of the American Legion Post 496 of Kent.
Survivors include his wife, Dororthy Dean (Shull), whom he married Oct. 26, 1945; sons Karl (Sue) of Cuyahoga Falls, Wesley and Harold (Pat), both of Kent; a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Dawn) Hackney of Cuyahoga Falls; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Walter of Stow. His brother, James, and sister, June Marie, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in Kent, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Brimfield.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Akron Area Chapter, 225 West Exchange St., Akron, 44302.

Published April 3, 1998

Mary Colville
Mary A. Colville, 93, of Beech Drive in Kent, died Monday at the home of her daughter.
Born Jan. 17, 1905 in Utica, Ohio, she was the daughter of Joe N. and Savilla (Patton) Bovard.
Mrs. Colville was a former member of Martinsburg United Methodist Church of Martinsburg, Ohio and a member of the United Methodist Church of Kent.
In addition to her daughter, Evelyn Colville of Kent; survivors include her brothers, Jim Bovard of Newark, Ohioand Howard Bovard of Columbus; and sister, Betty McCament of Newark. Her husband, Hugh M., died previously.
Graveside services were held Thursday at Martinsburg Community Cemetery in Martinsburg, with the Rev. Harold Walker officiating. Arrangements were made by Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent.
Memorials can be made to the Portage County Animal Protective League, P.O. Box 927, Ravenna, 44266.

John Kubicina
John E. Kubicina, 78, a former Kent resident, died Wednesday at Lakewood Hospital following a short illness. 
Born Dec. 30, 1919 in Bigler, Pa., he lived in Kent for 40 years before moving to Cleveland about 20 years ago.
Mr. Kubicina was a staff sergeant in the U. S. Army in World War II. 
He was a member of Parkside Masonic Lodge, West Park Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2133 of Cleveland andPuritas Lutheran Church of Cleveland.
Survivors include his daughters Dorothy Jean (Robert) Davis of North Olmsted and Shirley Ann (James) Sisler of Garfield Heights; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters. His wife, Dorothy, died previously. 
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bollinger-Catavolos Funeral Home, 9810 Denison Ave., Cleveland. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Puritas Lutheran Church, 13812 Bellaire Road, Cleveland. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Joseph Simon
MANTUA TOWNSHIP _ Joseph Simon, 80, died Wednesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a brief illness.
Born July 26, 1917 in Milford, Mass., he was the son of Steve and Julia (Varga) Simon. He was a Mantua area resident for 50 years, previously living in Cleveland.
Mr. Simon was a truck driver for more than 20 years, retiring in 1978 from Teamsters Local No. 336 in Cleveland. He also worked for many years as a union carpenter and, prior to that, was a truck driver at the Mantua Grain Co.
An avid sports fan, he enjoyed bowling, golf, fishing and auto racing.
Survivors include his wife, Rose K. (Rahrig), whom he married July 4, 1938; son, Joseph P. of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Sandy Freemont of Ravenna and Joanne (Ronald) Fisher of Shalersville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A brother, Steve, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Douglas Riley officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township.
Memorials may be made to the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department Rescue Squad.

Terry Aleshire
Terry "Al" Aleshire, 60, formerly of Ravenna, died March 21 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville, Ga.
Mr. Aleshire lived in Ravenna from 1981 to 1983, when he moved to St. Cloud, Minn. He moved to Blairsville in 1994.
He was employed by Evenflo Products Co. during his time in Ravenna.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Ravenna American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, daughter of Fred and Louise Whitaker of Rootstown; sons, Staff Sgt. Terry Aleshire of Korea and Arthur of Indiana; daughter, Linda Bixler of Michigan; stepsons, Thomas Dickerhoof of Ravenna and Glen Dickerhoof and Steven McMullen, both of Lake Worth, Fla.; stepdaughters, Debra McGarry of Akron, Lisa Fortenberry of Blairsville, Ga. and Peggy Kania of Boynton Beach, Fla.; four granchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-granchildren; mother, Cecile of St. Cloud.; three brothers and three sisters. 
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at 9 a.m. April 11 at the Maple Grove Cemetery Chapel in Ravenna. Arrangements were made by Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville.
Memorials may be made to Barbara Aleshire, 4782 S. Prospect St., Rootstown.

Published April 7, 1998

Seth R. Thomas II
Former Portage County resident Seth R. Thomas II, 56, of Brecksville, who died Monday at the Cleveland Clinic following a three-year battle with prostate cancer, will be remembered as an impressive man who worked hard for the things in which he believed.
While he lived in Hiram, Mr. Thomas was active in local government, accepting positions with the Hiram Township Zoning Commission, of which he was a member until 1995 as well as the Portage County Board of Health, of which he wa a member from 1994 until 1996.
Health Commissioner Kenneth Rupp remembers Mr. Thomas as an "impressive fellow" who actively supported the county's health efforts.
"He had some substance about him. He was very active and interested in public health, and constantly spoke and supported public health," he said. "He felt public health was one of the most important things in Portage County."
Mr. Thomas also worked hard for conservation, and was instrumental in developing Hiram Township's zoning codes to protect green space.
"Seth was very instrumental in getting our zoning developed properly for open space conservation. A lot of communities are using it as a model now," said Hiram Township Trustee Terry Kulka. "He was the driving force behind that. What can I say, he was the man.
"He felt very strongly (about open space) and he felt strongly about zoning within the township," he added. "He did a great job and when he decided to move out of the area, it was a great loss to us."
Mr. Thomas also served as Township Clerk from January through March 1996 until he moved out of the area.
In addition to his dedication to his work on various boards, Mr. Thomas also is remembered as a self-confident man who put people at ease.
"He was one of the most excellent (Portage County Combined Health District) board members we ever had," said Connie Leedom, Mantua Township Trustee and employee at the health district. "He was just a wonderful man. He always shook your hand when he walked in. He was very devoted and gave a lot of his energy and knowledge to the health department."
Not only was Mr. Thomas self-confident, but he also had a lot of confidence in the people he worked with, Rupp added.
"He was a people person. He always spoke to you, even if you were a stranger. He was a great person all around," he said. "He had a lot of confidence in man."
A sixth-generation descendent from the Connecticut clockmaker Seth Thomas, Mr. Thomas was very interested in clocks and was instrumental in having the clock from the old Hinsdale Hall at Hiram College moved to the college's new library when it was completed. He also served as keeper of the Seth Thomas Tower Clock for the Portage County Historical Society in Ravenna.
Although his family sold their clock company in 1931, Mr. Thomas actively celebrated his heritage by collecting and repairing Seth Thomas clocks and watches. He was a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.
Mr. Thomas graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in metallurgical engineering and worked for Texas Instruments and Rodney Metals in Massachusetts. He most recently serviced as the vice president of technology at Thomas Steel Strip Corp. in Warren, where he worked for 27 years.
He was a Fellow of the American Society for Metals and enjoyed flying, deer hunting, hiking, nature walks, golf and tennis.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Beth, to whom he was married for 35 years; sons, Seth of Ijamsville, Md. and Michael of Brecksville; daughters, Rebecca of Akron and Sara Pappa of Cincinnati; two grandchildren; parents, Seth and Mary Jane of Oak Bluffs, Mass.; and sisters, Penelope of Gobles, Mich. and Katherine Dryfoos of Oak Bluffs, Mass.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 tonight at Nosek Funeral Home, 8150 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. Services will be held later this week in Thomaston, Conn.
Memorials may be made to the Seth Thomas Display Clock, c/o Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, Main Street, Thomaston, Conn. 06787.
Arrangements are being handled jointly by the A. Nosek & Sons, Gerber-McCreary Funeral Home in Brecksville and the Lyons Funeral Home in Thomaston, Conn.

L. Ivan Tennant
L. Ivan Tennant, 80, of Ravenna, died Sunday.
Born April 24, 1917 in Tyler County, W.Va., he returned to Ravenna this year after moving to Florida in 1972. He had previously lived in Ravenna for 32 years. 
Mr. Tennant retired from the U.S. Postal Office in Ravenna, where he worked as a postal clerk.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Ravenna, where he had been active many years as an elder.
Survivors include his sons, Larry of Ravenna and Jerry of Winter Haven, Fla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother, Irvin of Pittsburg; and his sister, Adeline Pierson of Joseph Mills, W.Va.
His wife, Evelyn Mae, died Dec. 10, 1994.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Russell Goldner officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery of Ravenna.

Grace Burns
HARTVILLE _ Grace T. Burns, 93, died Sunday at Akron City Hospital.
Born June 8, 1904 in Gustavus, she was the daughter of the late Albert F. and Livia L. Toole. She formerly lived in Kent and Ravenna.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Leland of Hartville; daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Nancy) Capps of Hartville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her son, Robert Leland Burns, died in 1965; and brothers, Sherman and Forrest; and a sister, Chloe, also all died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service, which will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Arnold Funeral Home in Hartville, with Dan Spickard officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park.

Andrew Dietrick
BRIMFIELD _ Andrew Dietrick, 74, died Thursday at home.
Born Dec. 21, 1923 in Boswell, Pa., he was the son of Louis and Mary Dietrick.
Mr. Dietrick retired from Yellow Freight of Richfield after 17 years of employment. Previously, he was self-employed.
He was a veteran of the 534th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include brother John of Detroit; sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Margaret) Mitchell of Boswell, Ann Barnyak, Alice Belcher and Josephine Bulmenski, all of Detroit. His wife, Elizabeth; brothers, Louis, Joe and Ernest; and his sister, Mary, all died previously.
Calling hours were held at the Hauger-Ziegler Funeral Home in Somerset, Pa. Local arrangements were provided by the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Dietrick Trust Fund, in care of Society Bank, Box 787, Kent 44240.

Ervin Snodgrass
Ervin Snodgrass, 77 of Ravenna, died Monday at Robinson Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are being made by the Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. 

Larry Rider
WARREN - Larry E. Rider, 48, died Saturday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren from cardiovascular disease.
Born Feb. 16, 1950 in Los Angeles, he was the son of John and Jessie (Byrne) Rider. He lived in Warren his entire life.
Mr. Rider was employed at the Commerce Center, formerly known as Recreational Industries, located in Lordstown.
He was a Vietnam War veteran, serving with the U.S. Army.
Besides his mother of New Comerstown, survivors include his wife, Cheryl; sons, Christopher and Charles, both of Warren; daughter Candice of Warren; and brothers, John of Kent and William of New Comerstown.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Church of God. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are being handled by the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. 

Edward Haines
WARREN _ Edward F. Haines, 69, died Monday at his home after an extended illness.
Born May 4, 1928 in Warren, he was the son of Melvin and Vina (Doll) Haines. Formerly of Andover, he had been a resident of Warren for six months.
Mr. Haines retired from his position as maintenance supervisor for the Western Trails Campground in 1994 after eight years of employment.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Andover and the Moose Lodge of Cortland.
Survivors include brothers, Gerald of Cortland, Dean of Champion, and Don of Bradenton, Fla.; and sisters, Norma Webb, with whom he made his home, Goldie Kerr and Edith Sampson, both of Garrettsville, Thelma Winkle of Canfield, Erma Bayus and Jane Molinatto, both of Champion, Peggy Miller of Bradenton, Fla., and Ruth Wishart of Leavittsburg.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 tonight at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home in Warren, where the funeral will be helde at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Champion Township Cemetery in Warren.

Published April 8, 1998

William Davis
STOW _ William Courtney Davis, 68, died Tuesday.
Born July 7, 1929 in Springfield Township., he was the son of Paul and Ruth (Keller) Davis. He had lived in Stow since 1941. His father was a direct descendent of three of Ohio's first pioneer families 
Mr. Davis was a Quality Service Representative for the U.S. Government from 1962 until he retired in 1989. 
He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as corporal in the Signal Corps. He was post commander of the Charles Faust American Legion Post 281. He was a member of Cliff Hockley Post 3532 VFW and the Early Ford V8 Club.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; son, William (Barbara) Davis Jr. of Cuyahoga Falls; daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Anne Courtney Davis) Wasiclewski of Stow, and Elizabeth Cawley of Kent; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters Mrs. Charles (Phyllis) Titus of Norton, and Mrs. Richard (Irene) Weil of North Canton. 
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Redmon Funeral Home in Stow, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Stow Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Evelyn Siebenaler
Former Kent resident Evelyn L. Siebenaler died Monday at Loudoun Hospital Center in Leesburg, Va.
Born in Kent April 30, 1915, she was the daughter of Will and Audrey (Wilson) Beans.
Mrs. Siebenaler was a beautician.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John (Mary Jo) Hogan Jr. of Leesburg, Va.; eight grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Her husband, John T., died previously.
Graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. today in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent, with the Rev. Joseph Ruggieri officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Bissler and Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Fr. Diamond Council, Knights of Columbus #6292, Fairfax, Va.

Ervin Snodgrass
Ervin Snodgrass, 77, of Ravenna, died Monday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Nov. 12, 1920 in New Martinsville, W.Va., he was the son of John and Lavina (Noland) Snodgrass. He had lived in Portage County all of his life.
Mr. Snodgrass was a retired inspector from the Chrysler Stamping Plant in Twinsburg.
He was a member of the Family of Jesus Fellowship Church in Ravenna.
He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, June (Barnhart), to whom he had been married for 55 years; sons, David E. of Orville, Richard L. of Toledo and John D. of Ravenna; daughters, Gail Lynn Smith of Elyria and Tammie Knapp of Ravenna; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Weldon of Tiffin. A son, James, brothers, Harry, Luke, Bob, John and Bill, and a sister, Ida Wise, all died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Family of Jesus Fellowship Church in Ravenna, with the Rev. Sam Goebel officiating. Private burial will be held in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.
Memorials can be made to the family in care of the Family of Jesus Fellowship Church.


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