|Published October 15, 1997
RANDOLH _ Normae Jenior, 74, died Monday at Akron General Medical Center
after a sudden illness.
Born Jan. 28, 1923, in Medina, she had been a Randolph resident for
most of her life.
Mrs. Jenior was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Mogadore Ladies Golf Club and St. Joseph Church
Survivors include her husband, Lamar; sons, Doug (Patsy) of Suffield.
Tom (Fab) and Lee (Bonnie), both of Rootstown, and Steve of Randolph; daughters,
Mrs. William (Sandra) Huber of Paris and Mrs. Rick (Pam) Purses of Canton;
16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Mrs. Dale (Eileen)
Neal of Silver Lake. Her grandson, Ed Huber, died Oct. 4.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wood-Kortright
Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at
St. Joseph Church in Randolph, with the Rev. Ed Wieczorek officiating.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Randolph.
Memorials may be made to Preserving Our Heritage Campaign at St. Joseph
Church in Randolph.
Mary Jane Swerline
Mary Jane Swerline, 82, of Warren, died Tuesday at Community Skilled
Nursing Home in Warren.
Born June 11, 1915 in Newton Falls, she was the daughter of Frank and
Ida (Wallace) Stewart. She formerly lived in Champion and Newton Falls.
Mrs. Swerline worked for Country Classics for 10 years as a retail
clothing clerk until she retired in 1983.
She was a member of the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, a 50-year
member of Chapter No. 79 of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her son, Lee of Newton Falls; daughters, Mrs. Frederic
(Linda) Beagle and Mrs. Donald (Kay) Cole, both of Champion; five grandchildren;
and sister, Eleanor Burr of Ann Arbor, Mich. Her husband, Albert C., whom
she married Jan. 3, 1943, died Aug. 29, 1974. A sister, Elizabeth Seivert,
and brother, Max Stewart, also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at James Funeral
Home in Newton Falls, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 6:45
p.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Newton Falls United Methodist
Church. Burial will be in Newton Falls Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Newton Falls United Methodist Church.
Published October 17, 1997
STOW _ Gail W. Pownall, 93, died Oct. 11.
She was born in Beallsville and had lived in the Stow-Kent area since
Mrs. Pownall was a 75 year member of First Christian Church in Kent.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Her husband Otto and
niece Joy Gidley Eden died previously.
Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at First Christian
Church of Kent, 335 West Main Street, the Rev. Lauren O'Dell-Scott officiating.
Burial has taken place at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by
Redmon Funeral Home in Stow.
Memorials my be made to the First Christian Church of Kent.
Louis J. Glod, 76, of Tallmadge Avenue, Kent, died Thursday at Robinson
Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born April 25, 1921 in Hazelton, Pa., he was the son of Frank and Julia
Mr. Glod worked for Ohio Edison Co. as a truck driver until he retired
He was a member of St. Patrick Church.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Armenia N. (Montoni) of Kent;
and sisters Ida Orlander, Mrs. Edward (Ann) Palatore and Mrs. Emro (Genevieve)
Shivy, all of Hazelton, Pa. His brothers, Joseph, John, Stanley and Anthony
and sister, Julia Madefeski, all died previously.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Bissler & Sons
Funeral Home in Kent. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday
at St. Patrick Church in Kent, the Rev. Joseph Ruggieri officiating. Burial
will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick School Endowment Fund.
STREETSBORO _ Services will be held at 2 p.m. today for Herbert M.
Fleming, 71, who died Wednesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna
after a brief illness.
Services will be held at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel
with Rev. Thomas McCarthy officiating.
Born April 9, 1926 in Cleveland, he was the son of Jessie and Mary
Mr. Fleming was a coremaker at A.C. Williams in Ravenna.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the VFW in Streetsboro.
He attended St. Joan of Arc Church of Streetsboro.
Survivors include sons, Martin (Barb) of Streetsboro, Jessie (Sandy)
of Columbus, and James (Robin) of Ravenna; daughters, Patricia (Buddy)
Hunt of Florida, Kathleen McCain of Ravenna, Beverly Klonaris and Joan
Fleming, both of Streetsboro; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Margaret Fleming of Columbus. His wife, Marian E., and a
brother, Paul, died previously.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Streetsboro.
Harold B. Mayhew
Former Ravenna resident Harold B. Mayhew, 80, of Bradenton, Fla., died
Born May 17, 1917 in Painesville, he was the son of Benjamin Franklin
and Luella Mary (Sage) Mayhew. He had lived in Bradenton for the last 23
He had worked from 1920 to 1957 at Mayhew Elevator Co., which his family
owned and operated in Ravenna. He retired from Rockwell International after
15 years as a test technician.
Mr. Mayhew graduated from Ravenna High School and attended Kent State
University for two years. He was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church
Survivors include his wife, Elsie (Owen), whom he married May 16, 1943;
son, John of Chino, Calif.; daughters, Mary Lou Johnson of Townsend, Tenn.
and Sarah McDaniel of Brea, Calif.; brother, Ellis of Worthington, Ohio;
nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. His sister, Marion Kurz,
Calling hours will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday at the Shafer-Winans
Funeral Home, Inc. in Cortland, Ohio until funeral services, which begin
at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Sager Memorial Cemetery in Bristolville.
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday for Glenn A. Carlson,
formerly of Streetsboro, who died Sept. 17 in Mullins, S.C.
The service will be held at the Knollwood Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel,
1678 SOM Center Road, Mayfield.
Born June 8, 1931 in Rocky River, he was the son of Glenn and Herthel
Carlson. mother survives)
Mr. Carlson was a retired maintenance mechanic, and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include sons, James (Cindy) of Streetsboro, Edward (Debbi)
of Phoenix, Ariz., and Eric (Ginger) of Alamagordo, N. Mex.; and daughter
Rosemarie (Zachary) Zlocki of Streetsboro; eight grandchildren; mother,
Herthel Carlson of Willoughby; brother Bud (Margery) Carlson of Lake Forest,
Calif.; sisters, LaVerne Calhoon of Eastlake, and Anita (Ron) McNamara
SUFFIELD _ Hermit "Lank" Lancaster, 75, died Wednesday.
Born in Spencer, W.Va., he lived in Suffield most of his life.
He retired from General Tire and Rubber, where he had worked for 42
He was a member of the Hartville Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel (Cruise), to whom he had been married
45 years; sons, Gary (Julie) and James (Mary Lou Jarrell), both of Suffield;
daughters, Clair (Dennis) Hanni of Hartville and Becky (Carl) Wright of
Akron; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday
at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home in Mogadore, 34 S. Cleveland Ave., where
funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Mike Hone
officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park.
Memorials can be made to Hospice Visiting Nurse Service, 1200 McArthur
Drive, Akron, 44320.
Published October 19, 1997
Myron "Mike" Wirick
STOW _ Myron E. "Mike" Wirick, 75, a Kent State University professor
emeritus of special education, died Monday in Cuyahoga Falls.
Born March 6, 1922 in North Baltimore, he was the son of Ira and Mary
Mr. Wirick graduated from Wittenburg University in 1944, where he was
a member of Kappa Phi Kappa Fraternity. He did his post graduate work at
He then was a principal at Ottawa Hills High School before becoming
a supervisor of teachers in the Cleveland area.
He taught language arts to gifted children and was a member of the
Ohio Council International Reading Association.
In 1960, he became professor of special education at KSU, retiring
in 1977. Upon his retirement, he became a consultant for Zaner Bloser,
a handwriting specialist, and for Newsweek.
Survivors include nieces, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Crow of Wapakoneta, and
Joanna Wirick of Toledo; and nephews, Ferd (Connie) Fisher of Atlanta,
Ga., and George A. Peronis of Stow.
A memorial mass was celebrated at St. Bernard Catholic Tuesday, with
the Rev. Paul Schindler officiating. The Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello & Carr
Funeral Home in Stow was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 44 University
Ave., Akron 44308.
Clarence M. Powers, 74, of Ravenna, died Saturday at the Longmeadow
Care Center of Ravenna.
Born May 9, 1923 in Kentucky, he was the son of Duncan and Della (Vanover)
Powers. He lived in Palm Bay, Fla. before moving to Ravenna two years ago.
Mr. Powers was a paratrooper with the U.S. Army during World War II
and was a machinist for a rubber factory in Youngstown.
Survivors include daughter, Susan of Youngstown; brother, Allen of
Tiffin; and sisters, Okla V. Bishop of Ravenna and Emma E. Ferrell of Akron.
His wife, Lorene, died in 1995.
There will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements have been
made by the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home in Ravenna.
Published October 20, 1997
Janet R. Borak
STREETSBORO _ Janet R. Borak, 57, died Sunday at her home after a short
Born July 25, 1940 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Walter and Ruth
(Zastro) Cygan. Formerly of Chicago and Florida, she had lived in Streetsboro
Mrs. Borak was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Jim, to whom she was married for 39
years; son, James of Chicago; daughters, Cheri of Streetsboro and Janet
Schimmelpfennig of Sanford, Fla.; six grandchildren; brothers, Walter Jr.
and Kenneth, and sister, Carol Kearney, all of Chicago.
There will be no calling hours. Cremation has taken place. A memorial
service will be held in Chicago. Burial will be in Bethania Cemetery in
Chicago, Ill. Arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Visiting
Nurse Association of Cleveland.
Glen L. Adams
Glen L. Adams, 73, of Ravenna, died Saturday at Robinson Memorial Hospital
in Ravenna after a long illness.
Born April 11, 1924, in Richland Township, Pa., he was the son of Herbert
and Blanch (McCall) Adams. Formerly of Mantua, he had lived in Ravenna
for 15 years.
Mr. Adams worked as a custodian for Omega Co. in Ravenna.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his stepdaughters, Angie Wright and Debbie Crookham,
both of Freedom Township; four grandchildren; brothers, Robert of Baltimore,
Md. and Arnold of Hayward, Calif; and sisters, Rose Smeltz of Pleasantville,
Pa., Hazel Fink of Mantua and Helen Kurka of Dorset, Ohio. His wife, Thelma,
died in 1989.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at
11 am. Tuesday at Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna, with the Rev. Roger
Mize officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Shorts Funeral Home,
Memorials may be made to the Greater Portage Area VNA and Hospice.
Published October 21, 1997
Lulee Ferguson, 73, of Ravenna, died Monday at her home.
Born Oct. 13, 1924 in Mud Camp, Ky., she was the daughter of Levi and
Lula Huff. She had resided in Ravenna since 1942.
Mrs. Ferguson had worked at the Cleveland Worsted Mills in Ravenna
and the medical division of the Oak Rubber Co. in Ravenna.
Survivors include her husband, William E., to whom she had been married
for 57 years; sister, Maxie Kilgore of Indiana; nephew, Michael Balazs
of Garrettsville; and nieces, Mrs. Robert (Janice) Balazs and Mrs. Stephen
(Diane) Colecchi, both of Ravenna. Five brothers died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shorts Funeral
Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. The
Rev. Carl Holm will officiate. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park
Walter F. Nething, 88, of Ravenna, died Saturday at Metro General Health
Center in Cleveland from complications following an automobile accident
at Peck Road and S.R. 303 on Saturday.
Born Nov. 9, 1908 in Bellaire, Ohio, he was the son of William and
Sarah Nething. He had lived in the Charlestown and Ravenna area since 1922.
Mr. Nething was retired from Taylor-Winfield in Warren, where he had
been employed as a machine operator. He also had been a rural route carrier
for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
He was a member of the First Church of God of Ravenna.
He enjoyed bowling and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Marie (Dennis); sons, Dwight of Ravenna;
Larry (Debbie) of Ravenna; and Gary (Krisann) of Texas; sister, Lulu Reber
of Ravenna; and five grandchildren. His brothers, George, Frederick, Clarence,
Jacob and Oscar, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Shorts Funeral
Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First
Church of God in Ravenna, with the Rev. Carl Holm officiating.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of God of Ravenna.
Walter Henry Murton, 66, of Newbury, Ohio died Monday.
Arrangements will be announced by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna
Mildred Irene Casto, 84, died Sunday at her winter home in North Fort
A life resident of Portage County, she was the daughter of William
and Tracy Hansen. She graduated in 1931 from Ravenna Township High School,
where she excelled in basketball and swimming.
Mrs. Casto was a member of Ravenna Moose Lodge No. 1234 and was elected
in 1987 to the College of Regents of the Moose Club. She enjoyed fishing
and followed the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians with great enthusiasm.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest (Pete); sons, Larry (Mary) Harper
of Streetsboro, Gary (Linda) Huber of Ravenna and William (Sandra) Huber
of Paris Township; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Casto of Ravenna; 10 grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; and sister, Irene Parolini of Dover, Ohio. Her
brothers, Herbert and Emmitt Hansen,sister, Ella Pissocra and grandson,
Ed Huber, died previously.
Cremation has taken place in North Fort Myers, Fla. A memorial service
will be held in Ravenna will be announced at a later date. Local arrangements
were made by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Published October 23, 1997
Ray Louis Sunderland, 86, of Warren, died Monday in Longmeadow Care
Center in Ravenna.
Born April 4, 1911, in Franklin County, Tenn., he was the son of Richard
and Goldie Sunderland. He lived most of his life in Ashtabula and northern
Trumbull counties. He moved to Warren in November 1992 from South Carolina,
where he had lived for 26 years.
Mr. Sunderland was a steelworker for Republic Steel. He was a member
of Old Erie Masonic Lodge No. 3 in Warren and a life member of Hampton
Masonic Lodge No. 204 in Florence, S.C. He also was a member of Shrine,
Grotto, Order of Eastern Star and Knights Templar.
Survivors include his sons, Jerome of Burghill, Ronald of Andover and
Darrell of Newton Falls; daughters, Mrs. Sam (Madeline) Griffith of Southington
and Raye Sunderland of New Castle, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, including Timothy
Sunderland of Ravenna; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
His wife, Louise J. (Smith), and a son, Everett, died previously.
Visitation will be held at noon Friday at McFarland Funeral Home, 271
N. Park Ave., Warren, where services will follow at 1 p.m.Old Erie Lodge
will hold Masonic services at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial
will be in Kinsman Cemetery.
MANTUA _ Phillip H. Shaw, 52, died Tuesday at Meridia Hillcrest Hospital
in Mayfield Heights of heart problems.
Born Sept. 3, 1945 in Bedford, he was the son of Ralph W. and Dorothy
Mr. Shaw was general foreman at Asplundh Tree Preservation in Strongsville,
where he worked for 11 years.
He also served in the U.S. Army stateside.
Survivors include his wife, Linda (Collins), whom he married Oct. 1,
1965; son, Robert (Sharon) of Burton; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday
at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. The Rev. Norm
Smith will officiate.
Services will be held Friday for Mary Robbins, 65, of Ravenna, who
died Sunday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a long illness.
Born April 6, 1932 in Nankipooh, Ga., she was the daughter of Otis
and Mahaley (Culpepper) Mullins. She had lived in Ravenna for more than
Mrs. Robbins was self-employed as a home care giver.
She was a member of New Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Ravenna, where
she was president of the church choir and president of the usher board.
She also was a member of the Silver Leaf Club in Ravenna and the McElrath
Survivors include her stepsons, Freddie Monson of Arizona, Dennis Monson
of Ravenna and Michael Monson of Michigan; stepdaughters, Olivia Taylor
and Marilyn Nash, both of Illinois, and Sandra Davis of Akron; 16 grandchildren;
many great-grandchildren; and sisters, Catherine Hurst of Ravenna and Mattie
Randle of Columbus, Ga.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until services at noon Friday
at New Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Ravenna. The Rev. B.J. Grant will
officiate. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna. Arrangements
are being handled by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Published October 24, 1997
Donna Jean Powell
WINDHAM _ Donna Jean Powell, 63, of Windham, died Wednesday at Robinson
Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Feb. 18, 1934, in Warren, she was the daughter of Carl Z. and
Mary A. (Smith) Powell. She was a Windham resident for 48 years.
She had worked for the Community Action Council and the Salvation Army,
both in Windham.
Survivors include sons, Sheldon Lloyd of Garrettsville and Leslie and
Alvin Lloyd, both of Columbus; daughter, Mary Vaughn of Windham, with whom
Donna had made her home; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers,
Carl of Florida, Frederick of Warren and Arthur Lee of Windham; sisters,
Edna Hoehn of Streetsboro and Vivian Quiggle of Windham; and step-brother,
Roy of Warren. Her parents amd brothers, Robert and James, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday
at the Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, where funeral
services will be held at 9 p.m. with the Rev. William Werden officiating.
Cremation will take place.
Memorials may be made to the Donna Jean Powell Fund at Huntington Bank.
Dorothy Ann Maple, 65, of Ravenna died Wednesday at Robinson Memorial
Hospital in Ravenna following a brief illness.
Born Feb. 8, 1932 in Alliance, she was the daughter of the Basil and
Helen (Walters) Patterson.
A Ravenna resident since 1962, she had moved to the area from Alliance.
Mrs. Maple was a homemaker, a caregiver, a member of the Ravenna Eagles
Auxiliary and a former member of the Ravenna VFW Auxiliary No. 1055.
Survivors include sons John Calderone of Akron, and James Maple of
Beloit; daughter Christine Escola of Ravenna; one grandchild; brothers,
Paul Patterson of Alliance and Jerry Patterson of California; and a sister,
Marian of Las Vegas.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m.
Saturday at Alliance City Cemetery, with Rev. Carl Holm officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Coshocton for former Ravenna
businessman David Hostetler, who died Saturday at Coshocton County Memorial
Hospital. He was 72.
Born May 27, 1925, in Garrett, Pa., he was the son of Hiram H. and
Mary Ann (Gardner) Hostetler.
Mr. Hostetler was a supervisor in shipping and receiving and quality
control for A.C. Williams Co. in Ravenna for 17 years. He was also a security
guard for Checkpoint Security at the Genie Plant in Baltic until his retirement
He served in the United States Army as a technician 5th grade with
the Headquarters Battery 136th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion during
World War II. He served overseas with duty in the Rhineland, Ardennes and
central Europe, where he was awarded the EAME Service Medal with four Bronze
Stars. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American
Survivors include his wife, Carole (Whited), whom he married Jan. 12,
1974; sons, Judge David L. (Linda) of Coshocton and John Mark (Mary) of
West Lafayette; daughters, Allinda of Cincinnati and Terri (Gary) Bradford
of Newcomerstown; seven grandchildren; brothers, LeRoy (Pete) (Pauline),
James (Jim) (Betty), both of Ravenna and George of West Warwick, R.I.;
and sisters, Mary Alice (Robert) Miller, of Garrett, Pa., Jane Ansell of
Rockwood, Pa. and Pansy Bubner (Steve) of Boswell, Pa. His brothers, Frank
A. (Bud), Charles R., Eugene and William R.; and sisters, Myrtle Whorrell,
Gertrude and Evelyn died previously.