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Published April 9, 1998

Sister Helen Lalinsky
Sister Helen Lalinsky, 89, died March 26 in Aston, Pa.
She was the daughter of John and Mary Lalinsky.
She was a Medical Mission Sister for 70 years _ the first nun to be educated as a medical doctor in the Catholic Church. She worked 40 years as a doctor in Pakistan and India and 13 years as her community's archivist in Philadelphia. 
She treated thousands of sick and poor people and trained hundreds of doctors and nurses who followed in her footsteps. 
Survivors include brothers, Raymond (Cornelia) of Ravenna and Donald (Mary Rose) of Carrollton; and a sister, Barbara Donant of North Canton. A brother, John; and sisters, Mary, Mrs. Sherman (Julia) Wallace, Mrs. Joseph (Kitty) Baker and Mrs. John (Stef) Galida died previously.
Services have been held.
Memorials can be made to the Medical Mission Sisters, 8400 Pine Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

Ruth Pearce
Former Cleveland resident Ruth L. Pearce, 87, died suddenly of natural causes on Sunday at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, Ind.
Born Sept. 12, 1910 in Salamanca, N.Y., she was the daughter of Henry and Beulah (Huntley) Loveless. She had resided in Cleveland before moving to Indiana a year ago.
Mrs. Pearce was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son, Jack of Chagrin Falls; daughter Mrs. Sandra (Russell) Gaile-Snyder of Elkhart; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband, Robert, whom she married July 2, 1932; a brother, Stanley; and two sisters, Doris Kohl and Bertha Escott, all died previously. 
The funeral service was held at noon Monday at the Hiram Christian Church, with the Rev. Robert Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hiram. Arrangements are being handled by Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Golden Rule Funeral Home.

Arze King
Arze W. King, 86, died April 2 at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center in Bayonet Point, Fla.
Born July 3, 1911 in Ravenna, he was a Ravenna resident until he moved to Florida in 1975.
Mr. King retired from A&P Tea Company in Ravenna after 44 years of employment as a meat cutter.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hudson. He was also a member of the Beacon Wood Golf Club.
Survivors include his son, Randy King of Van Wert; his daughter, Barbara Johnson of Fairport, N.Y.; his brother, Lawrence of Rootstown; his sister, Lillian Benson of Anderson, Ind.; six grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. His wife, Audrey (Leonard), died in June 1990.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. April 19 at the First Church of God, New Milford Road, Ravenna, with the Rev. Carl Holm and Rev. Phillip Miller officiating. Refreshments will be served following the service. Burial took place Wednesday in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of God, 237 New Milford Road, Ravenna 44266. 

Published April 10, 1998

Frank Dantone
Frank Vincent Dantone, 65, of Sneedville, Tenn., died Wednesday at the V.A. Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn. 
Mr. Dantone founded the Sparrow's Rest Ministries.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline (Cox) Dantone; son, Matthew of Black Mountain, N.C.; daughters, Mrs. Allen (Velvet) Jenkins of Waynesville, N.C., Mrs. Troy (Danette) Hopey of Black Mountain, N.C., and Mrs. Hank (Mary Ann) Lalemond of Sneedville; adopted sons, Marvin Burke, Dave Brockelman, and Patrick Pirkle; adopted daughters, Cheryl Burke, Dixie Brockelman, and Shae Pirkle; 14 grandchildren; mother-in-law Harriet Cox of Sneedville; and brothers, Gasper (Becky) Dantone and Carl (Sherry) Dantone, both of Ravenna.
Calling hours will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mulberry Covenant Church, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Peter Anderson and Rev. Rick Mehaffey officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery. The McNeil Funeral Home, in Sneedville, Tenn., is handling arrangements. 

Susie Rigdon
Susie Rigdon, 97, of Fremont, died Tuesday at Fremont Quality Care Nursing Home after a period of failing health.
Born August 24, 1900 in Lisbon, she lived most of her life there, moving to Fremont 10 years ago.
Ms. Rigdon was a homemaker.
Survivors include her niece, Cathi Schultz of Streetsboro. Her brother, Clayton; and sisters Ada Stratton and Helen Rigdon died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Hillside Cemetery in Mantua, with Mr. Robert Galloway officiating. 

Published April 11, 1998

Mayme Dye
Mayme M. Dye, 85, of Nelson, died Thursday of natural causes at the Portage County Nursing Home in Shalersville.
Born April 15, 1912 in Braxton Co., W. Va., she was the daughter of James Gordon and Rhonda V. (Duvall) Bragg. She had been a Nelson resident since 1941.
Mrs. Dye was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Nazarene Church of Windham.
Survivors include her stepmother, Ruth Bragg; sons, Hollis D. of Nelson, Darrill Berlin of Southington, Ronald G. of Nelson and Dennis L. of Newton Falls; daughters, Barbara G. Nottingham of Strange Creek, W. Va., Evastine M. Cutsail of Deland, Fla. and Eloise L. McCauley and Patricia A. Quiggle of Nelson; half brothers, Darrill Bragg of Leavittsburg and Melvin Bragg of Fowler; half sisters, Mildred Jones of Newton Falls, Minnie Swaggart of Girard, Mary Gorgesky of Warren, Phyllis Laird of Fowler and Susan Fresher of Champion; 39 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Berlin Holis Dye, whom she married October 15, 1931, died March 1, 1987. Her son, Claudius J., brother, Marvin Bragg and sisters, Mabel Ballard and Madge Springsteel also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Peter King officiating. Burial will be in Harrington Cemetery in Nelson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Portage County Nursing Home, 7988 Infirmary Rd., Ravenna. 

Mildred Weakland
Mildred F. Weakland, 90, died Wednesday in Suffield.
Born in Cambria Co., Pa., she was the daughter of Edward and Julia Weakland. She had lived in the Akron area most of her life.
Ms. Weakland was an executive secretary and purchasing agent for the Akron Spring and Welding Co. for more than 35 years before retiring in 1983.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the A.B.W.A. Akron Chapter and Krumroy Senior Citizens.
Her sister, Lucy, died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2643 Waterloo Rd., Randolph, with the Rev. Edward R. Wieczorek officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Norma Berg
Norma J. Berg, 77, of Ravenna, died Friday at Longmeadow Care Center following an extended illness.
Born Nov. 22, 1920 in Drakesburg, she was the daughter of James and Blanch (Slagel) McCormick. She was a lifelong resident of Portage County.
Mrs. Berg was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sister, Bertine Bradley of Rootstown. Her husband, Fred, died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna with the Rev. Carl Holm officiating. Arrangements are being made by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.

Published April 12, 1998

Ruth Krakora
STREETSBORO _ Ruth Krakora, 72, died Saturday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. 
Born Jan. 25, 1926 in Maple Heights, she was the daughter of Reinhoid and Clara (Truelsch) Scibbe.
A resident of Streetsboro since 1955, Mrs. Krakora worked at Ametek-Lamb Electric in Kent and Transtar in Walton Hills. She also worked as secretary in the Kent mayor's office. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Twinsburg.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph, to whom she had been married for 51 years; sons, Darryl (Tina) and Dirk, both of Cuyahoga Falls; daughter, Debbie Brud of Streetsboro; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Scibbe of Chardon and Herbert Scibbe of Brecksville; sisters, Evelyn Rode of Cleveland Heights, Eloise Schneider of Aurora and Marilyn Patrick of California. A daughter, Dale Ann Bailey, died in 1997.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Shorts Funeral Home in Streetsboro. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Lutheran Church with the Rev. William J. Kimball officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Edmund Deuschle
ROOTSTOWN _ Edmund Deuschle, 63, died Friday.
Born Jan. 6, 1935 in Germany, he was the son of Heinrich and Emma (Roth) Deuschle.
Mr. Deuschle retired from B.F. Goodrich Mold Division. He attended Community Bible Church in Rootstown and was a member of Adoniram Lodge #517.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille, to whom he was married for 43 years; sons, David (Diana) of Columbia, Tenn. and Edmund II (Lisa) of Akron; daughters, Susan Coffman of Mogadore and Mrs. Marlin (Janet) Mankamyer of Kent; six grandchildren; brother, Roland of North Carolina; sisters, Mrs. Wilson (Elisabeth) Willey of Tennessee and Mrs. Robert (Erica) Bonecutter of Kentucky.
Calling hours will be held at 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Adams-Mason Memorial Chapel, 791 E. Market St., Akron, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Roy J. Kelsey officiating. Burial will be in Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown. 
Memorials may be made to the Community Bible Church, 3671 Tallmadge Road, Rootstown, 44272.

Carrie Diamond
ROOTSTOWN _ Carrie G. Diamond, 76, died Friday at Akron City Hospital.
Born Jan. 15, 1922 in Sparta, Tenn., she was the daughter of Floyd and Ellen (Contrell) Bockman.
A resident of Rootstown for more than 50 years, she had been employed at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and retired from Clarkins department store in Kent. She was a charter member of the Community Bible Church in Rootstown.
Survivors include her sons, Harry S. (Cindy) and Ronald E., both of Ravenna; daughter, Mrs. Warren (Patricia "Patsy") Smith of Sparta, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Jewell Beets of Rootstown and Nannie Goss of Portage Lakes. Her husband, Harry, and sister Marie Thompson, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home in Ravenna where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Roy Kelsey officiating. Burial will be in Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown.

David Strayer
David Noel Strayer, 56, of South Chestnut Street, Kent, died Friday at his home.
Born Jan. 15, 1942 in Franklin Township, he was the son of Noel J. and Flossie M. (Miller) Strayer. 
Mr. Strayer was a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had been employed at Smithers Oasis for 30 years.
Survivors include his brothers, Thomas of Kent, Donald of Streetsboro, Fred of Kent, Mickey of Suffield and Dennis of Suffield; and sisters, Geraldine Bentley of Stow, Joanne Schmidt of Suffield, Claudine Marks of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Bonnie Marshal of Streetsboro and Sandra Hamner of Streetsboro. His parents died previously. A brother, Jim, died in 1974, and a stepbrother, Robert Miller, died in 1997.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church in Kent. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent is handling the arrangements. 
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's School Endowment Fund.

Ronald Zenisek
GARRETTSVILLE _ Ronald Zenisek, 58, of Garrettsville, died Saturday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Nov. 13, 1939 in Cleveland, he was the son of Clyde and Jessie (Henderson) Zenisek.
A former Stow resident, Mr. Zenisek lived in Garrettsville for 17 years. He was a shipping foreman at Excello Specialty Company, where he worked for 28 years.
Survivors include his wife, Frances (Waddell), whom he married July 10, 1978; son, Ronald Jr. of Arkansas; daughter, Jackie of Freedom; three grandchildren; brothers, Dallas of Shalersville, John of Mantua and Clyde of Sagamore Hills; and sister, Linda Starling of Cleveland. A son, David L. died in 1993; his parents died previously.
Calling hours will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday with services following at 6 p.m. at the Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. Burial will be held at a later date.

Published April 13, 1998

John L. Knapp
RANDOLPH _ John L. Knapp, 69, died Saturday at his home.
Born Dec. 5, 1928, in Randolph, he was the son of Oscar and Ollie Knapp.
Mr. Knapp's career in the construction industry spanned 47 years. He rose from equipment operator to division manager of the heavy highway group at Ruhlin Company in Akron. 
He was a life member of St. Peter of the Fields Church in Rootstown. He was well-known in the civic community, a devoted family man, and he enjoyed woodworking and gardening. 
Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Dias), to whom he was married for 44 years; sons, Randall (Vickie) of Lima, Jeffrey (Lori) of Atwater, Daniel (Allison) of Sarasota, Fla., Kurtis (Judy) of Barberton, Stephen (Jennifer) of Suffield, and Bradley of University Heights; daughters, Mrs. Lee (Bonnie) Jenior of Rootstown, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Larson of Medina and Mrs. Craig (Linda) Edington of Rootstown; 16 grandchildren; brothers, Paul, Richard, and Raymond; and sisters, Edna Nuzzo, Alice Mattes, Mary Jane Knapp, Betty Sorboro, and Rosemary Kintz. His son, John, brothers, Roy and William, and sister, Dorothy, died previously. 
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter of the Fields Church in Rootstown, with the Rev. Patrick Manning officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Akron City Hospital Memorial Research Fund or St. Peter of the Fields Church in Rootstown. 

Leonard Smith
Leonard L. Smith, 74, of Ravenna, died Sunday at his home.
Portage County Coroner Roger Marcial has ruled the death a suicide.
Born March 23, 1924 in Leinarts, Tenn., he was the son of Daniel and Mary L. (Hainey) Smith. He had lived in Ravenna for 41 years.
Mr. Smith was as an automaker at the Walton Hills Plant of the Ford Motor Co. until he retired.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges and Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Mary (Wilson), to whom he was married 50 years; sons, Michael (Denise) of Ravenna and Jerry (Sheila) of Washington;daughters, Patricia (Dave) Stonestreet, Judy (Gary) Jones and Debbie (Larry) Burton, all of Ravenna; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Alvin D. of Ravenna and Raymond of Tennessee; and sister, Virginia Davidson of Tennessee. Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. until services at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. The Rev. Ronald Lanham will officiate. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton, Tenn.

Paul Mullenax
Paul W. Mullenax, 63, of Barberton, died Saturday at Akron General Hospital after a long illness.
Born Jan. 7, 1935, in Pennsylvania, he formerly lived in Akron. He had lived in Barberton for three years.
Mr. Mullenax was a retired Parker-Hannifin Co. machinist.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Grace; son Jon, of Akron; and daughter, Paula, of Akron.
No services will be held. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the residence of Marie Radish, 482 Adkins Ave., Akron. Green's Funeral Home in Mantua handled the arrangements. 

Published April 14, 1998

Robert Stanley
Robert M. Stanley, 71, died Sunday at Altercare of Ravenna.
Born May 6, 1926 in Windham, he was the son of Harry G. and Grace (Waller) Stanley. He was a life resident of Windham.
Survivors include his brothers, Earl R. of Potomac, Md., and Fred of Newton Falls; and sisters, Mildred Martin of Newton Falls and Maxine Adolf of Cuyahoga Falls. His brothers, Carl, Claude and Roger, and sister, Phyllis Garland, died previously.
Private burial and graveside services will be held at a later date in Windham Township Cemetery. Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home, Garrettsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Published April 15, 1998

Adam Adams
MANTUA _ Adam Adams, 88, died Saturday at Bedford Medical Care Center in Bedford after a period of failing health.
Born Feb. 23, 1910 in Poland, he was the son of Walter and Helen (Miskiewicz) Adams. A Mantua resident since 1980, he formerly lived in Chagrin Falls and South Russell.
Mr. Adams was employed in management at TRW in Cleveland for many years until he retired in 1972.
Survivors include his wife, Veronica L. (Mituniewicz); son, Carl F. of Indiana, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Janet) Osborn of Mantua; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be announced later. Arrangements were made by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.
Memorials may be made to the Mantua-Shalersville Rescue Squad.

Alvin Henderson
PALMYRA _ Alvin K. ("Red") Henderson, 95, died Monday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born March 10, 1903 in Canonsburg, Pa., he was the son of Christopher C. and Catherine (Hilton) Henderson. He had lived in Palmyra for more than 50 years.
Mr. Henderson had worked as a pipemaker for Universal Sewer and Pipe Co. in Diamond.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice (Jordan), to whom he was married 50 years; adopted son, Ernest Bray of Warren; and adopted daughter, Janice Jordan of Warren.
Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m.until services at noon Thursday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. The Rev. Carl Holm will officiate. Burial will be in West Cemetery in Palmyra.
Former Rootstown resident Kenneth Wayne Walters, 40, of Craig Beach, died unexpectedly Monday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown.
Born Oct. 17, 1957 in Ravenna, he was the son of Clifford and Lois (Hunt) Walters. He had lived in Craig Beach for five years.
Mr. Walters had worked as a steel mill equipment designer at Tech-Link of Solon. He was serving on assignment at Danielli-Wean in Austintown.
He was a 1976 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion at Ravenna Post No. 331. He was an avid outdoorsman.
Survivors include his wife, Victoria "Vickey" (Klink); sons, Ross, twins Joseph and William, all at home; parents, Clifford and Lois Walters of Kent; and sister, Mary Kay of Florida.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Patrick Russell officiating. A private burial will be held.

Serva infant
Isaac Austin Serva, the son of Michael and Jessica Lynn (Myrla) Serva, was stillborn Saturday at Alliance Community Hospital.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his grandparents, John and Brenda Serva of Brimfield, Teresa Myrla of Randolph and Jesse Myrla of Pennsylvania; and great-grandparents, Marilyn Serva of South Carolina, Paul and Beverly Dick of Florida, Bill and Margaret Sexton of Pennsylvania and John and Marilyn Myrla of Pennsylvania.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Restland Cemetery in Brimfield, with the Rev. Steve Thornton officiating. Arrangements were made by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of Teresa Myrla, 4421 Fairgrounds Road, Atwater, 44201.

Mary Kolody
GARRETTSVILLE _ Mary Kolody, 87, died Tuesday at her home after a long illness.
Born Nov. 13, 1910 in the Ukraine, she was the daughter of John and Catherine Bezruczka. A Garrettsville area resident for more than 25 years, she formerly lived in Mantua.
Mrs. Kolody and her late husband, John, operated a dairy and beef farm for many years in the Garrettsville area.
A homemaker, she enjoyed growing roses.
She was a memberof St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Solon.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Gary (Christina) Pierce of Mantua Township; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Anastais Rudko of England. Her husband, John, died in 1986.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, 27275 Aurora Road in Solon, with the Rev. Jaroslaw Mychajlenko officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hiram. Arrangements were made by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Published April 16, 1998

Gaylord McSherry
Gaylord N. McSherry, 94, of River Trail Boulevard in Kent, a member of Rockton Masonic Lodge No. 316 in Kent since 1925, died Tuesday at Longmeadow Care Center in Ravenna.
Born Nov. 18, 1903 in Dayton, he was the son of Claud and Harriett (Hoerner) McSherry.
Mr. McSherry retired as a purchasing agent for General Motors.
He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent and Purchasing Agents of America.
Survivors include his daughter, Barbara (William) Cox of Kent; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Connie Anthony of Stow. His wife, Dora (Sferra), brothers, Rodney and Walter, and sister, Marilla Rick, died previously.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent, where Masonic services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Memorials may be made to Family & Community Services of Catholic Charities, 302 N. DePeyster St., Kent.

Edith Sutton
SHALERSVILLE _ Edith E. Sutton, 85, died Wednesday at her home.
Born Aug. 26, 1912 in Tennessee, she was the daughter of William and Ida (Estes) Williams. She had lived in Shalersville since 1966.
Mrs. Sutton was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, David Johnson of Washington D.C., Charles Johnson of Virginia Beach, Va., Carl Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif.; and daughter, Christine Whitaker of Virginia Beach, Va. Her husband, Wheeler, son, Edward Johnson, and daughter, Ruth Schwarting, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Coffee Funeral Home in Harrogate, Tenn. Burial will be in Meadow Cemetery in Harrogate.

Hazeldell Spencer
NELSON _ Hazeldell Spencer, 85, died Wednesday at Briar Hill Health Care Residence in Middlfield.
Born Dec. 2, 1912 in Ravenna, she was the daughter of Welden E. and Catherine (Davis) Allgire. 
Mrs. Spencer was a homemaker. She was an avid reader.
Survivors include her sons, Wesley Jr. of Nelson and Robert of Windham; daughter, Catherine Hostetler of Middlefield; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Wesley O., died Oct. 16, 1981. Her sons, John "Jack" and Kenneth, brothers, Bill and Art Allgire, and sister, Edna Wilson, died previously.
Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. until services at 8 p.m. Friday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. The Rev. Dwaine Stanley will officiate. Burial will be in Harrington Cemetery in Nelson.

Barbara Ujcic
Barbara J. (Pischak) Ujcic, 85, of Barberton, the sister of several Kent residents, died Wednesday at Barberton Citizens Hospital Skilled Nursing Pavillion.
Born in St. Clairsville, Ohio, she was the daughter of Violet and Andrew Pischak. She had been a Barberton resident since 1936. 
Mrs. Ujcic worked at O'Neil's Department Store in the garden shop.
She was a member of the American Slovenian Catholic Union and St. Augustine Catholic Church in Barberton.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary of Wheeling, Ill. and Mrs. Patrick (Barbara) O'Donnell of Rocky River; brothers, George (June), John (Eleanore) and Joe Pischak, all of Kent; sister, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Oliva of Kent; and sister-in-law, Maria Berghi of Italy. Her husband, Frank, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hahn Funeral Home, 98 17th St. NW, Barberton, where a service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Barberton, with the Rev. Robert Wisniewski officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Greater Akron, 4904 Quick Road, Akron.

Myron Miller Sr.
Myron K. Miller, 69, of Ravenna, died Wednesday at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital after a period of failing health.
Born Oct. 9, 1928 in Weston, W.Va., he was the son of Marion and Mabel (Bonner) Miller. A former Mantua resident, he had lived in Ravenna since 1992.
Mr. Miller was a machinist and draftsman at Dillen Products in Middlefield until he retired in 1988. He previously worked at Acme Machine Inc. in Garfield Heights.
He was a member and former elder of Mantua Center Christian Church.
He was a coach for the Crestwood Ponytail Baseball League for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda (Love); son, Myron Jr. (Tina) of Shalersville; daughters, Mrs. Timothy (Bobbie "Sam") Dryhurst and Mrs. Jerry (Donna) Spinelli, Mrs. Kelly (Dottie Jean) Satterfield, all of Ravenna, Mrs. Stephen (Marian) Stofsick of Stow and Mrs. David (Melanie) Schneider of Waterford, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; brother, Ronald of West Virginia; and sisters, Wilma Friedoff of Johnstown, Pa., Carla Carr of Pennsylvania and Roberta Carr of West Virginia.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Roger Mize officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to Mantua Center Christian Church Scholarship Fund.

Steve Gunyula
Steve P. Gunyula, 84, the father of John Gunyula of Kent, died Tuesday at Meridian Arms Care Center in Youngstown.
Born Nov. 13, 1913 in Louisville, Ohio, he was the son of Steve and Ann (Dolinar) Gunyula. He was a former Girard resident.
Mr. Gunyula was a retired employee of the Ohio Edison Power Plant in Niles, where he worked for 37 years until he retired in 1974.
He was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard.
In addition to his son in Kent, survivors include his daughters, Louise Marie Gordon of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Elaine Pechatsko of Canfield; six grandchildren; one brother and four sisters. His wife, Louise, died in 1968. A granddaughter, Lisa Gunyula Mandalfino, and one brother died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Saturday at McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Memorials may be made to the Lisa Gunyula Mandalfino Fund, Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 6808, Columbus, Ohio 43205-9908.


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