|Obituaries - April 8, 2001
Ambrose Bud Puperi, age 84, of N. Eighth St., Martin's Ferry, OH, died
Friday, April 6, 2001 in Crestview Health Care Center, St. Clairsville,
OH. He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Martin's Ferry
Plant. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church Lion's Club , Elks
Club, Italian-American Club and one of the founders of Mackey Community
Association, all of Martin's Ferry. He was also a former council member.
He was an alumni of St. Clairsville High School and a member of Roman Circle
and Victor Emmanuel. He was one of the founders of the MR/DD for Belmont
County. Preceded in death by his parents, James and Lizbeth (Cassol) Puperi;
his wife, Mary Julia (Morando) Puperi. Survived by two sons and one daughter,
James and Mary Puperi, and Linda Lee and Jack Myers, all of North Canton,
OH and Terry and Honey Puperi of Bridgeport, OH; two brothers, Albert of
Redding, CA, James and Mary Puperi of Martin's Ferry; four sisters, Philomena
Zankey of Monroeville, PA, Virginia Puperi of Martin's Ferry, Perina Johnson
of Lansing, OH, and Mary and Conrad Fowler of North Canton; nine grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Heslop Funeral Home, Martin's Ferry, Sunday
7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment in Holly Memorial
Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH. Rosary devotions will be held at 3 p.m. and
wake service 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to
Martin's Ferry Lion's Club.
Avanell M. Johnston
Avanell M. Sue Johnston, age 86, of Canton, died Friday, April 6, 2001,
after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. She was a former member
of First United Church of Christ; Palm River Country Club in Naples, FL;
and Shady Hollow Country Club where she had a hole in one in 1965. She
presently was a member of S.A.R.A.H. Senior Center. Survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Jolene and Thomas Tschantz; grandchildren, Tiffany and
Matthew Draper, Troy Tschantz and fiancee, Kelly Parsons, and Trent Tschantz,
all of North Canton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Herbert in 1976. She was a sweet and gentle lady
who cared so much for her family and three grandchildren, giving generously
and unselfishly of herself to others. She will be missed by all of those
who loved her. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Karlo
Sons Funeral Home with Rev. John P. Williams, Jr. officiating. Burial will
be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday
evening 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to the Tschantz-Deuble Caddy Scholarship Fund, c/o Stark County Foundation
or the Alzheimer's Association.
(Karlo Sons, 330-499-6207)
David P. Jobak
David P. Jobak, age 50, went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday,
April 7, 2001, after a courageous battle with a cancerous brain tumor.
He was born June 15, 1950 to Ann and Paul Jobak, Jr. David will be reunited
in Heaven with his father, who died February 26, 1993. Survived by his
beloved mother, Ann Jobak; aunts and uncles, Margaret and the late Danny
Pezel, Mike and Rosalee Ruzinsky, Joe and Betty Rusinsky, and the late
John and Isabel Ruzinsky; and cousins, Carol Jones, Joan Marie Sweigart,
Larry Rusinsky, Jeanne Berring, Shirley Zakaski, Michael and Kevin Ruzinsky,
and the late John Ruzinsky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday
at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church in Canton with Fr. Nicholas Mancini
as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday
6-8 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home.
Now I'm in spirit,
My soul is set free.
Just look up to Heaven,
In God's hands I'll be.
Douglas J. Nupp
Douglas J. Nupp, age 54 of Canton died April 3, 2001. Born January
10, 1947 to the late Doyle and Eleanor Nupp. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Marine Corps having served in Vietnam. Preceded in death by two brothers,
Allen and Gary Nupp and one sister, Vicky Renninger. Survivors include
one brother, James Nupp and three sisters, Nancy Lynn and Jackie Nichols
all of Canton and Yvonne Price of Akron and one daughter, Madeline. Funeral
services will be conducted Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home.
Calling hours in the funeral home Tuesday one hour prior to services from
7:00-8:00 p.m. Burial will be Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Isabel May Rogers
Isabel May Rogers, age 93, of Canton, died Saturday, April 7, 2001,
in Aultman Hospital. A life resident of Canton, Ms. Rogers had been employed
as an accountant with the former Schory and Shellhase Company and was a
member of Church of The Savior United Methodist. She was preceded in death
by her brother, Herbert M. Rogers in 1978. Survivors include two nephews,
William S. and Diane Rogers of North Canton, OH and James A. and Jan Rogers
of Springfield, IL; one great-niece, Elizabeth Morehouse; and two great-nephews,
Joel and Jeffrey Rogers. Memorial service will be Tuesday 11 a.m. in Cope
Chapel in Church of The Savior United Methodist with Rev. George Roberts
officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Church of The Savior United Methodist, 120 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton,
OH 44702. The Spiker-Foster-SHRIVER Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Julie Roush, age 70, of North Canton, died at Forum Health Hospital,
Youngstown on April 6, 2001. She was born April 15, 1930 in Homeworth and
was a life resident of the area. She was a graduate of North Canton High
School and Malone College, and attended Otterbein. She was an elementary
school teacher, taught third grade for 32 years, beginning in Louisville
and then Plain Local Schools. She was the daughter of Maynard and Nellie
(Stroup) Hummel. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, ESL Tutor (English
Second Language) and a supporter of the Humane Society. Survived by her
husband, Paul Roush, whom she married November 22, 1952; daughters, Cindy
Roush of Chapel Hill, NC, Paula Curley of Albuquerque, NM and Robin Bierschenk
of Cincinnati, OH; four grandchildren, Andrew Curley, Lindsay Curley, Sara
Curley and Julie Bierschenk; brother, Dr. Atlee Stroup of Wooster, OH;
half-siblings, Janet Schibe and Robert Stroup. Preceded in death by her
parents; sister, June Maxwell; brother, Lowell Stroup; half-brother, Willard
Stroup; and birth parents, Carrie and Earl Stroup. Services will be Tuesday,
April 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. in Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with
Rev. Jeffrey Shultz of Zion United Church of Christ, North Canton, officiating.
Burial in Mt. Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-8
p.m. Monday. Contributions may be made to Stark County Humane Society or
American Cancer Society. Friends may register online at
Lanta B. Richards
Lanta B. Richards, age 78 of Navarre, OH, passed away Friday evening,
April 6, 2001 in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. Born Malvern,
OH, May 29, 1922 to her parents the late Louis and Anne Ryman, she lived
most of her life in the Canton-Navarre area and was a retired employee
of Canton Business Machines retiring in 1989. Mrs. Richards was a member
of Canton Women's Bowling Association. Besides her parents, she was preceded
in death by two brothers, Stanley Ryman and Harry Ryman. Survivors include
her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Terra Richards of Navarre, OH; her
sister, Audrey Whitehead of Zanesville, OH; two brothers, Louis Ryman and
Ray Ryman both of Canton; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Matthew Richards,
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday 1:30
p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond L. Tucker officiating.
Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home
one hour prior to services on Monday from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Rosemary Walter, age 67, of Massillon, died Friday afternoon at the
Massillon Community Hospital. Rosemary was born March 8, 1934 in Canton
and lived in the Canton-Massillon area most of her life. Rosemary was a
1952 graduate of McKinley High School. She was employed as a clerk for
the United States Postal Service for 25 years. Her father, Joe Eslich,
died with the Allied invasion at Anzio in Italy during World War II. Mrs.
Walter is survived by husband, James L. Walter, with whom she shared 47
years of marriage; sons, James, Jr. of Denver, CO, John L. of Columbus,
OH and Joseph L. of Denver, CO; brother, Joe Eslich of Alliance. A Mass
of Christian Burial is planned for Tuesday (time to be announced) at St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Massillon. Burial will be at Rose Hill Memorial
Garden. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Paquelet Funeral Home in
(Paquelet-Massillon A Golden Rule Funeral Home
Sunny (Sonya) Black
Sunny (Sonya) Black, March 19, 1919 - April 4, 2001. Left this world
after an unexpected illness. Preceded in death by her parents; husband,
Alex; sisters, Estelle and Pauline; brother, Michael. Survived by her son,
Gordon; granddaughter, Stacy; great grandson, Matthew; sister, Mary; and
many additional loving and loved family members. Sunny was retired from
the Peoples/RiteAid drugstore chain and wanted to thank everyone for the
friendships developed during these years. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests a heartfelt donation be made to the American Cancer Society for
research on ColoRectal Cancer at 925 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
or Call 1-800-227-2345. God Bless.
Viola Swigart, age 95, went home to be with the Lord. Born February
9, 1906 in Hartville, OH to the late Issac and Emma Brown (Memmer). She
was a member of McDonaldsville United Methodist Church and was a member
of First Christian Church Sunday School. She was a former employee of the
Canton Repository and was active with Children's Bureau and was a foster
parent. Preceded in death by her husband, Ellery B. Swigart in 1951; three
brothers, Ray, Kenneth Brown and Harold Memmer. Survivors include her daughter
and son-in-law, Frances and Ralph Meister of Canton; one granddaughter,
Cindi Bules of Canton; and five grandchildren, Rebecca, David, Elizabeth,
Catherine and Jonathan Bules all of Canton; and several cousins; nieces
and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the
Reed Funeral Home with Revs. Manly Pierce and Charles Ulmer officiating.
Private burial services will be held for the family. Calling hours in the
funeral home Monday 6-9 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Tuesday
from 12-1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
First Christian Church Womens Ministry Fund.
Walter Stach, age 88, of Dunedin, FL, formerly of Canton, died Wednesday,
March 28, 2001, at Manor Care Dunedin. Born August 21, 1912, in Germany,
he was a retired supervisor at Canton Provision Company. He was a member
of Grace Lutheran Church of Clearwater, FL. Preceded in death by his parents,
one brother and one son. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn J.; two sons,
Walter Scott and Robert Lee Stach, both of Canton; a stepson, Larry Hammen
of Dunedin; a brother, Hans Stach of North Canton; eight grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.