|Obituaries -- April 4, 2001
Amanda G. Basso
Amanda G. (Gonzalez) Basso, age 76 of North Canton, passed away Thursday
March 29, after an extended illness. Born in Clarksburg, WV., she lived
most of her life in the Canton and North Canton areas. She was preceded
in death by her parents, Manuel and Frances Gonzalez; husband, Daniel Basso
in 1997; son, Dennis Daniel Basso in 1992; brothers, Pete and Michael Gonzalez.
Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Doretta and John Bruno of Farmington,
CT; son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Lori Basso of Jackson Twp; grandchildren,
Dori and Seth Bruno, Jason, Anthony and Jonathan Basso; sisters, Mrs. Celia
Bagueros of Akron. Friends may call on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the ROSSI
FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the
funeral home. Interment will be in Northlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made in Mrs. Basso's name to a charity of your choice.
Arnold H. Crandall
Arnold H. Crandall, age 68, of North Canton, died Tuesday in Doctor's
Hospital. He was employed by the Canton Water Department, and was an Army
Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survived by wife of 47 years, Donna (Lutz)
Crandall of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Kenny Gray of
Louisville; three grandchildren, Jessica, Brandon, and Andrew; brothers
and sister-in-law, Bruce and Elaine Crandall of Louisville and Don Crandall
of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents,
Theodore and Birgit Crandall; and sister, Lenore Crandall. Funeral services
will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Karlo-Feucht Funeral Home, 5000
Everhard Rd., NW with Rev. Larry Brewer officiating. Friends may call Thursday
at the funeral home 6-9 p.m. and on Friday 10-11 a.m.
Barbara A. Haubert
Barbara Ann (Fowler) Haubert, age 64 of Canton died Tuesday afternoon
in the home following a brief illness. Born January 7, 1937 in Orrville,
OH. She was a member of Greenwood Christian Church and was retired from
Best Products on 1997 after 20 years of service. Preceded in death by her
mother, Rose M. Wilson, step-father, Fred Wilson and grandson, Heath Schaefer.
Survivors include her husband, C. Richard Haubert of the home with whom
she celebrated 11 years of marriage in July, 2000; one son and daughter-in-law,
Steve and Sharon Fowler of Canton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie
and Glenn Davis of Dublin, OH, Cindie Dennison and Cheri and Michael Dawson
all of Canton; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Nancy Fowler
of Raleigh, NC; three step-daughters and sons-in-law, Aye and Ken Millard
of Uniontown, OH, Sharon and Jeff Schaefer of Minerva, OH and Troynette
and Bill Myers of Canton. There are 13 grandchildren; her father, Louis
A. Bendure and grandmother, Goldie Bendure both of Bernard, KS; two sisters
and brothers-in-law, Sandy and Jim Carney of Orrville, OH, Jackie and Raymond
Foster of Xenia, OH; one step-sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Ned
Lutz of Coshocton, OH and one brother-in-law, Dale (Mary Lu) Haubert of
East Canton and numerous nieces and nephews also surviving. Funeral services
will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev.
Tony Amerine officiating. Burial will be Liberty Cemetery, Paris Twp.,
OH. Calling hours in the funeral home Thursday 3-5 7-9 p.m. In lieu of
flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Community Hospital
Birdeene E. Glenn
Birdeene E. Glenn, age 91, of Canton, passed away Tuesday morning,
April 3, 2001 in Rose Lane Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Born in Canton, OH, January 13, 1910 to her parents the late Herman and
late Herman and Armentia (White) Porter, she was a retired employee of
Buckeye Sports Supply, retiring after 16 years of service. Mrs. Glen was
a member of Cathedral of Life. Besides her parents, she was preceded in
death by her husband, Robert D. Glenn, December 29, 1991. Survivors include
her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen P. and Gail Glenn of Wooster, OH;
two grandchildren, Tina Valliere of Charlotte, NC, and Stephen M. Glenn
of Canton; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted
Friday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. C. Herschel Gammill
officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the
funeral home Thursday 7-9 p.m.
Bonnie J. Norris
Bonnie J. Norris, age 71, of Canton passed away Sunday afternoon, April
1, 2001 in Massillon Community Hospital following an extended illness.
Born in Ohio, October 26, 1929 to her parents the late Henry and Elizabeth
Romick, she lived most of her life in the Massillon area and was a former
employee of Posture Products and W.L. Jenkins Co. Mrs. Norris was a member
of Reedurban Presbyterian Church, Autumn Leaves and Massillon Women's Club.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Ray
Norris, September 21, 1998. Survivors include her son, Carey Norris of
Hinckley, OH; three granddaughters, Audrey, Hilary and Emily; three sisters
and brothers-in-law, Betty Ford, Rose Mae and Andrew Paflas, Eileen and
Denny Conger; three nieces, Sandi Shaw, Debbie Doll and Pam Francis; two
nephews, Dennis Ford and Timothy Doll. Memorial services will be conducted
Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Reedurban Presbyterian Church, 1145 Perry Drive
NW, Canton, with Rev. Gary Miller officiating. There will be no calling
hours. At the request of the family her body has been cremated and will
buried in North Lawn Cemetery. The Reed Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles G. Risher
Charles G. Risher, age 56, of East Sparta died Tuesday morning April
3, 2001 in Arbors of Canton following an extended illness. Born September
13, 1944 in Canton to the late Charles L. and Nelda Risher. He was a member
of Cathedral of Life Church, was a former employee of Conrail with over
30 years of service and was a member of Sandy Valley Eagles. Survivors
include his wife, Dora of the home; one daughter, Brenda Risher of North
Carolina; and one son, Charles E. Risher of Canton; one granddaughter,
Kylie Risher of North Carolina; his step-children, Wayne, Blane, Stacey
and Nick; his step-grandchildren, Ashley, Roy, Brandon, Joshua and Nick,
Jr.; his brothers and sister-in-law, William and Sherry Risher and Larry
Risher all of Canton; and his step-father, Chuck Johnson of East Sparta;
and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday
at 2 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Bishop C. Herschel Gammill officiating.
Burial will be in Melscheimer Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home
Thursday 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Friday from 1-2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to assist with final
David Elliott, Jr.
David Elliott, Jr., Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist
Church. Calling hours will be Friday night 7-9 p.m. at the Brogdon Funeral
Ethel M. Wilson
Ethel Marie (Yonally) Wilson, age 76, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly
Monday, April 2, 2001, in the Emergency Room at Aultman Hospital. Born
at Wells, KS, she was a retired bookkeeper at Canton Electronic Center
and most recently Sandy's Landscaping. Preceded in death by her husband,
Robert K. Wilson, in 2000; parents, James and Alice Yonally; two brothers,
Art and Tom Yonally; three sisters, Viola Luther, Myrtle Hanes and Lola
Bartlett. Survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Lisa and Dennis Smith
of Virginia, Nila Stillion of Massillon; a son and daughter-in-law, Renald
and Michelle Wilson of North Canton; five grandchildren, Linsey Wells,
Ryan McMasters, Stephanie Stillion, Justin Wilson and Mackenzie Wilson;
a great-granddaughter, Jennifer Wells; a brother, Roy Yonally of Kansas;
also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday at 11
a.m. at the Welch-Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Thursday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Gary E. Rogers, Jr.
Gary E. Rogers, Jr., age 31 of Magnolia, passed away Saturday in his
residence. He was born in Dover and had been a life resident of the Magnolia
area. He was a graduate of Sandy Valley High School and was an employee
of Don Ross Motors in Canton, where he was a maintenance worker and cleaned
cars. He had attended the Sandy Valley Church of God. Preceded in death
by his father, Gary E. Rogers, Sr., on April 12, 1997. Survived by his
mother, Nancy Rogers, with whom he resided; one daughter, Samantha Sanders,
of Woodland, PA; and a half-sister, Renee Rogers, of Canton. Service will
be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in
Magnolia with Rev. Clifford Hughes officiating. Interment in Greenlawn
Cemetery in Sandyville. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m.
Glenn Griffin Cross
Glenn Griffin Cross, age 77, of North Canton, passed away Saturday,
March 31, 2001 from injuries received in an aviation accident at the Marco
Island, Florida Airport. Born in Carrollton, OH, Nov. 13, 1923 to the late
Emerson and Myrta Griffin Cross. Glenn was preceded in death by his brother,
James E. Cross, in 1954. Glenn served in the Army Air Corps during World
War II and graduated from Ohio University in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Education and Industrial Engineering. He established Cross Truck
Equipment Co. in 1962 and was president at the time of his death. He was
a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association,
Aerostar Owners Association, Quiet Birdman, Tadmor Temple, Lathrop Lodge,
Akron City Club. Brookside Country Club and the North Canton Elks. He currently
held a Commercial Pilots Certificate with Instructor and Instrument Instruction
Ratings. Glenn is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Lucille Bamberger
Cross and children, Thomas and Barbara Cross Petry, Sr. of Marco Island,
FL, James and Cynthia Grosenbaugh Cross of Columbus, OH, John and Julie
Mathie Cross of Canton, OH, William Cross of Massillon, OH, Thomas Cross
of Pickerington, OH; grandchildren, Thomas Petry, Jr., Trisha, Gavin, Wesley,
Sarah, Cameron, Peter, Robert, Ashley and Kevin Cross; aunts, Erma Stevens
and Olive Rinehart of Carrollton, OH. Funeral services will be held Saturday,
April 7, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 530 Tuscarawas St.
W., Canton, OH with Rev. C. David Morgan officiating. Calling hours will
be 12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service at Christ Presbyterian
Church. Burial in Sunset Hills Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made in his name to your favorite charity. The Reed Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
Jesse Wayne Graves
Jesse Wayne Graves, Services will be Friday at 12 Noon at Brogdon Son
Funeral Home. Calling hours will be Thursday night 6-8 p.m. at the funeral
John Andrews, age 83, of Canton, passed away at home after a brief
illness. He was born in Canton and graduated from McKinley High School
and Kent State University. John was retired from U.P.S. and was a member
of the YMCA for many years. He was active in politics and was elected two
terms for Canton City Council and one term for State Representative. He
was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Evanthia Andrews; one brother,
Anthony Andrews. Survivors include his wife, Esther of the home; one son
and daughter-in-law, John and Melinda Andrews; a daughter, Cheyene; three
grandchildren, Lucy, Paige and Austin Andrews; two sisters, Pauline Gallus,
Tula Skendelas; brother, Harry Andrews; his mother-in-law, Julia Biscocho;
brothers and sister-in-law, Martin and Auring Biscocho and family, Andres
and Patsy Biscocho and children, Roger Biscocho, Lita B. Mojica and family,
Romy and Cynthia Biscocho and children, Alvin and Dennis, Marietta and
Myrna Biscocho, Monching and Rose Biscocho and children, Stephanie and
Raymond, Lucio Biscocho,Jr. and wife, Cora and children, Freddie Biscocho
and children, Nicole and Julie, Edgar and Norah Adan and daughter, Sheryl,
Kathy and Reno Asmono and son, Jarod, Nester and Theresa Dela Cruz and
children, Christopher and Christine; niece, Marie Rose and husband Ron
deAsis and daughter, Roxy, Anna and Ricky Tolentino and daughter, Grace
and husband, Michael Africa and son, Sean; nieces, Mariciel Mojica and
Nina Mojica; nephews, Ralph and Nino Mojica, Edwin Biscocho and wife, Rachel
and children. May his soul rest in peace. Funeral services will be conducted
Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Calling hours
Friday 6-9 p.m. At the request of the family his body will be cremated
following the services.
Lloyd W. Brown
Lloyd W. Brown. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m.
in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond Tucker officiating. Burial will
be in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday (tonight), 5-7
Mary Ferne Courter
Mary Ferne Courter, age 86, of Canton, passed away Monday, April 2,
2001 in The Pines. A graduate of McKinley High School, she was an avid
bowler. She was a member of Crystal Park United Methodist Church. Preceded
in death by her husband, William to whom she was married forty years; her
parents, Howard and Blanche Dyson; a grandson. She is survived by her daughter,
Sandra Guist; son, William, both of Canton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Earl B. Jack Funeral
Home with Rev. Ann Murphy officiating. Friends may call 12-1 p.m. Her wishes
were to be cremated. Her favorite charity was the Crystal Park United Methodist
(Earl B. Jack Funeral Home, 330-452-1702)
Mary F. Willis. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in
the Schneeberger Funeral Home with Dr. Darrell Filler officiating. Burial
will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on
Wednesday, and one hour before services. Memorials may be made to the Animal
Protection Guild, 3124 - 9th St., S.W., Canton, OH 44710 or First UCC Building
Fund, 901 Tuscarawas St., E., Canton, OH 44707.
Norma Ball Swiger
Norma May Swiger, age 82, of Uniontown, passed away April 2, 2001.
Born in Ellenboro, WV, she was a Uniontown Resident for 46 years and attended
Uniontown United Methodist church. Norma is survived by her husband of
56 years, Roger; sons, Dan (Barb), Nelson (Darlene) and John; granddaughters,
Stacey, Michelle, Lisa and Susan; great-granddaughters, Kara and Carlee;
sisters, Jessie Nardella, Oleta Ellis and Merline Hendrickson. Visitation
Thursday 5-7 p.m. followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. at Hecker Funeral
Home in Uniontown with Rev. James Nolte officiating. Interment Ohio Western
Reserve National Cemetery in Medina.
Richard C. (Dick) Alexander. Services Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Kountze
Memorial Lutheran Church with Pastor Donald R. Smith officiating. Interment
in Mapleton Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
in the Myers - Kreighbaum - Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton and one
hour (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.) before services at the church. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to the Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church
Memorial Fund, 930 S. Nickel Plate Ave., Louisville, OH 44641.
Teresa Pandoli. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday (TODAY)
at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Joseph Ruggieri
as Celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, with visitation one
hour before the Mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church from 9:30 to 10:30
a.m. The funeral procession will form at the church.