Miscellaneous Stark County, Ohio Obituaries


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Obituaries - April 11, 2001

Annell Manielly
Annell Manielly, age 81, of Canton, retired from Perry Schools Cafeteria after 35 years of service. She attended Perry Christian Church for 30 years. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, William and Sharon Manielly of Texas; two granddaughters, Jusciunta Manielly and Stephanie Jackson; and one great-grandson, Colby Jackson. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday (today) at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Sunset Hills Burial Park with Rev. Doug Simpson officiating.
(Reed, 330-477-6721)
Arthur E. Beistel
Arthur E. Beistel. Services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Formet-Clevenger Gordon Funeral Home Friends may call Wednesday (tonight) 6-9 p.m. 
(Formet-Clevenger Gordon, 330-456-4766)

Ben J. Kish, Sr.
Ben J. Kish, Sr. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour prior to services on Thursday from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Faith Fellowship Chapel Building Fund, 6282 Nave St. SW, Canton, OH 44706.
(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Beverly Laschinske
Beverly Laschinske, age 74, of Byron, CA formerly of Louisville, OH passed away April 6, 2001 in California following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Robert Laschinske; her daughter, Lorelei McFadden of Mound House, NV; sons, Scott Laschinske of San Jose, CA and Brad Laschinske, of Byron, CA. Private family services will be held in California. 

Daniel Dedmon, Sr.
Daniel D. Dedmon, Sr., age 91, formerly of Canton and more recently of Oregon, OH, died Sunday evening in St. Charles Hospital in Oregon. He was retired from Canton Drop Forge. Preceded in death by his wife, Clara, in 1968; 11 sisters and brothers. Survived by a son, Daniel D. Dedmon, Jr. of Oregon, OH, with whom he lived: a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and John Kinsinger of Palm Bay. Fl; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. a brother, Leon Dedmon of Brewton, AL. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel at Forest Hill Cemetery with Rev. David Harmon officiating. Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave., in charge of arrangements.
(Kreighbaum-Sanders, 330-484-2525)

Debra Jackson
Debra (Bracey) Jackson, age 44, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 4, 2001. Debra was born on December 13, 1956, in Massillon, OH. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mattie R. Gordon, and stepfather, Robert L. Byrd. Debra leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Robert L. Jackson; father, Auther Bailey; grandmother, Eddie L. Harris; sisters, Diana Cunningham of Atlanta, GA, Ruth A. Sherrell of Columbus, OH, Catherine L. Asberry of Canton; brothers, Kevin Webb of Canton, Jasper L.B. Gordon of Akron; stepmom, Margie E. Byrd of East Liverpool; stepsisters, Eileen (Dana) Wiggens, Holly Bailey of Canton; stepbrothers, Robert Byrd, Jr., Curtis Bailey, Auther Bailey, Jr. of Canton; special nephew, Terrell Byrd; five nieces; three nephews; ten great-nieces; seven great-nephews; and a host of many friends and relatives. Funeral arrangements 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Greater Bethel Apostolic Church, 2335 15th St. S.W., Canton, OH, with District Elder Ralph Byrd, Sr., Pastor, and Rev. Ralph Byrd, Jr. officiating. Calling hours 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, at the church. Interment in West Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the residence of Cathy Asberry, 3229 13th St. S.W., Canton, OH 44710. Arrangements by Brogdon Son Funeral Home.
(Brogdon Son, 330-453-7627)

Donna J. Nixdorf
Donna J. Nixdorf, age 65, of Canton, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at the residence. A lifetime resident of Canton, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Canton, Lady Elks Canton Lodge #68, F.O.E. McKinley Aerie #2370 and Loyal Order of the Moose Ladies Auxiliary Canton Lodge #332. Preceded in death by her father, Robert O. Schoeppner. Survived by her husband, Harold G. Nixdorf; two sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Jo Ann Nixdorf of Akron, Eric M. Nixdorf of California; daughter, Deborah A. Fye of Arizona; three grandchildren; mother, Loretta M. Schoeppner of Columbus; half sister, Rosemarie Dougherty of Columbus. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Welch-Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home. Rev. Timothy J. Huffman will officiate. Burial at Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday one hour prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Lung Assoc.
(Welch-Sekeres-Lewis, 330-452-4041)

Earl Pearlman
Earl Pearlman, age 76, of Canton, passed away Monday April 9, 2001 in the comfort of his home after an extended illness. He was born in Canton on January 14,1925 to the late Karl Esther (Krusner) Pearlman and was a McKinley High School Graduate. Upon graduation, he served in the Army's Mule Pack during WW II and received the Purple Heart Medal. Earl attended Canton Actual Business College and graduated from the National Institute of Dry Cleaning. He was an aspiring entrepreneur involved in many businesses including Bell Dry Cleaning, Kaplan Service Station, and Appliance Parts Company. In Wooster he had worked at Value City Discount Store. He was a member of Shaaray Torah Synagogue, Colleague Club, and the Jewish War Veterans. Preceded in death by a son, Steven; sister, Helen Spector, and brothers, Leo, Sam, and Edward. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen; daughters and son-in-law, Laura Rick Solomon and Karla Pearlman all of Canton; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Susan Pearlman of Alabama, and Dean Jackie Pearlman of Canton; and 7 grandchildren, Max, Stephen, Renee, and Caitlyn Solomon, Julie Pearlman, and Zachary, and Shaina Pearlman. Funeral Services will be Wednesday (TODAY) 1:00 PM in the Arnold Funeral Home with Cantor Bruce Braun officiating. Final Resting Place is Canton Hebrew Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Shaaray Torah Synagogue or to Aultman Hospice. The family will be receiving friends 7-9 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday in the Solomon Residence, 634 Crestdale NW, Canton.
(Arnold, 330/456-7291)

Gene Yock Daily
Gene Yock Daily, age 75, of Riveria Beach, Palm Lake Estates, FL, passed away April 8. Born Sept. 19, 1925 in McDonaldsville, OH. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorene Kepler and wife, Gretchen. He is survived by his sisters, Margaret and Paul Parks of Canton, Kathryn and Carl Crawford of Jackson, OH; brothers, Don and Mildred Kepler of Jupiter Farms, FL, and Duane and Margaret Kepler of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and many nieces and nephews. He retired from the Navy after 26 years of service. He was a Veteran of World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars with many Navy Honors. He loved sports, especially baseball. He played his first varsity football game at age 13 and won 12 varsity sports letters at Jackson High School in Stark Co., OH. He played minor league baseball for the Johnnies in the KOM League from 1946 to 1950 and returned to the Navy when the Korean War broke out. Locally he worked at Bear Lakes Country Club. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. at William Howard Funeral Home, U.S. Highway One, in North Palm Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers contributions to Hospice of Palm Beach Co. would be appreciated.

Harold D. Alton
Harold D. Alton, age 93, formerly of Canton, died Monday afternoon in West Palm Beach, FL.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  He is survived by his daughters, Dixie Fesler, Joyce Clark and Penny Fetters; son, K. Max Alton; and 8 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00pm in the Karlo Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Glen Osborn officiating.  Burial will be Saturday in the Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.  Friends may call Friday, one hour before services at the funeral home. 
(Karlo Sons, 330-499-6207) 

Helen Drenta
Helen Drenta, age 85, of North Canton, passed away Monday afternoon in Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. Born May 26, 1915 in Pekin, OH, to the late John and Mary (Phillip) Siofletia and had lived in this area all of her life. She was retired owner of Charlie's Bar #21 in Massillon. Member of St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral in Canton and Sf. Maria Ladies Auxiliary. Preceded in death by husband, Charles V., Dec. 31, 1995; two sisters, Victoria Vorhies and Mary Longaciu. Survived by one daughter, Helen Ulmschneider of North Canton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles J. of Key West, FL, Victor E. and Darlene Drenta of North Canton; seven grandchildren; 13 gre;at-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral with Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Samayoa and Fr. John Skala officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 4-8 p.m. in the Waltner-Simchak Funeral Home, where a Saracusta service will be held at 8 p.m. Friends may also call Friday one hour before the services at the church. The family requests memorial contributions may be made to St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral, Sf. Maria Ladies Auxiliary or St. John's Villa of Carrollton.
(Waltner-Simchak, 330-455-0293)

Jennifer Jo Himes
Jennifer Jo Himes, age 20, of Canton, OH., passed away Sunday morning, April 8, 2001 in Aultman Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald (Jerry) Himes of Bergholz, OH; and her grandparents, Ralph and Barbara Scott of Canton, OH. She is survived by her son, Nickolas Ray Himes of Canton, OH; her mother, Paula; and step-father, Ralph C. Scott, Jr; her sisters, Brandy Kay Scott of Canton, Christy Boron of Carrollton, OH., Tiffany Ann Scott of the home; brothers, Ralph C. Scott III, Christopher Stanley Scott, Charles William Scott and John Scott all of the home, Steven Himes of Alabama; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Daviduk, Sr. of Canton, OH., Mr. and Mrs. David Himes of Bergholz, OH; great-grandmother, Ruth Himes of Salt Lake City, UT; great-grandmother, Rachel Masters of Canton, OH; aunts; uncles; and cousins too numerous to mention. Her closet friends, Nick and Mike of Canton; and several other close friends. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Newcomer officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Burial Park. Calling hors at the funeral home Friday 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the family. 
(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Lois (Jacobs) Roth
Lois (Jacobs) Roth, 73, passed away in Las Vegas, NV., on March 11, 2001. Her husband Edgar preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters, Leslie (Bob) Abramson and Shelley (Jack) Jabaay; sister, Shirley (Paul) Newman; brothers, Jerry (Fran) Jacobs and Melvin (Portia) Jacobs; sister-in-law, Elaine (Melvin) Lazarus. A Graveside service will be held on Friday, April 13, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at North Lawn Cemetery in Canton, OH.

Marjorie L. Long
Marjorie L. Long, age 70, of Carrollton, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Aultman Hospital following a short illness. Born in Brown Twp., Carroll County, OH, on March 10, 1931, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Mabel (Smith) Schory. She was an adult services librarian at the Minerva Public Library for over 15 years, a member of the Carroll County Genealogical Society and the First Christian Church of Malvern. She is survived by sons, Fred E. Long of Lakeville, OH and John Long of Fortuna, CA; daughter, Janet Vincent of East Canton; sister, Elizabeth Huckins of Fortuna, CA; seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Robert C. Long in 1979. Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church of Malvern at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2001, with Mr. Eric Crites officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, Minerva. Calling hours will be held at the Bartley Funeral Home, Minerva, on Wednesday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, at the church, one hour before the services. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Malvern. 
(Bartley, 330-868-4114)

Patrick D. Locker
Patrick D. Locker. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Calling hours at the funeral home two hours prior to the services on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. At the request of the family, his body will be cremated following the funeral service.
(Reed, 330-477-6721) 

Raymond J. Yoder
Raymond J. Yoder, age 73, formerly of Hartville, OH., and more recently a resident at the Altercare of Louisville passed away Monday evening April 9th in Mercy Medical Center. Private services for the family will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park.
(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Richard D. Shaheen
Richard D. Jeep Shaheen. Services will be held Thursday with a prayer service at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home and 12 noon at the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church with Rev. Fr. John Nicholas, The Very Rev. Fr. Theodore E. Ziton and The Very Rev. Fr. George Shaheen. Interment will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday (tonight) 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the ROSSI Funeral Home. There will be a Trisagion Service at 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1118 Cherry Ave. N.E., Canton, OH 44704.
(ROSSI, 330-492-5830)

Sharon Casselberry
Sharon L. Casselberry, age 48, of Canton, died Monday morning, April 9, 2001, in her home following an extended illness. She was born in Long Beach, CA and had resided in Canton since 1993. She was formerly employed in the Clerical Department of the Target Department Store and was an active Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts of America. Her father, Warren Simmons, preceded her in death. Mrs. Casselberry is survived by her husband, Thomas, to whom she was married for 25 years; her sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Niki Casselberry of Washingtonville, OH, James and Jennifer Casselberry of Massillon; stepson, Thomas Casselberry III of Inglewood, CA; granddaughter, Jordan Casselberry; mother, Gwen Simmons of Canton; and brother, Michael Simmons of Anaheim, CA. At Mrs. Casselberry's request, services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Casselberry home, 632 Ingram Ave. SW, Canton, OH 44710.
(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Sylvia Bruegger
Sylvia Carole Bruegger, age 78, of North Canton, died Saturday afternoon in Doctors Hospital following an extended illness. Born April 8, 1922, in Hemlock, WV, to the late William Hanson and Cora Ann (Nicholas) Bennett. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was a former employee of the Timken Co. Preceded in death by two sons, William Timothy Blackmer and James Roger Blackmer; four sisters, Ada Coleman, Lamone Bennett, Minnie Clem and Gracie Russmassan; two infant brothers and brothers, Stewart Bennett, William Bennett and Harold Bennett; and step-mother, May Bennett. Survivors include her husband, Russell Bruegger; several nieces; sisters, Wilden Jarvis of McConnelsville, OH, Georgia Watson of Dayton, OH, Naomi Barnett, Adaleen Barnett and Leona Nolan, all of Zanesville and Shirley Miller of Letart, WV, Jean Baker of McConnelsville, OH; and Betty Lou Jarvis of Stockport, OH; and three brothers, Bobby E. Bennett, Gary Lee Bennett and William Keith Bennett, all of Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Bishop Charles Tribett and Herbert Wolter officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home one hour prior to services 1-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2043 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646. 
(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Thelma L. Wood
Thelma L. Wood, age 87, a resident of St. Luke Lutheran Home in North Canton, passed away there Tuesday morning. She was born in Bedford, KY, a daughter of the late Lewis H. and Ramie Rowlett Wise, and had been a resident of the Canton area since 1940. Mrs. Wood retired in 1978 from Sears, after 15 years service, where she was a cashier in the credit office. She was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple, the Jolly 60's and the Widows Support Group of the church, Sears Retirees Club, and she was an avid euchre and bingo player. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Wood, on May 14, 1973 and one sister, Pauline Cutshaw. Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Wendell Ford of Saluda, NC; her son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Sandy Wood of Uniontown; three grandchildren, Marcie Wood, Marla Wood, Robert K. Weckbacher and his wife, Cynthia, and one great-grandson, Joseph Weckbacher; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Richard and Gertrude Wise, and Edward Wise, all of Bedford, KY, Leebert and Ann Wise of Minerva, OH, Wilson and Ethel Wise of Davenport, FL and Kenneth and Juanita Wise, of Crystal River, FL; also several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Canton Baptist Temple with Rev. Harold Henniger officiating. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the Formet-Clevenger Gordon Funeral Home. Interment in Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bedford, KY, on Sat.
(Formet-Clevenger Gordon, 330-456-4766)

Thomas A. Healey 
Thomas Arthur Healey. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Clinton First Church of Christ with Norman Maynard officiating. Burial with Military Honors at Union Cemetery. Visitation at the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home (Rt. 93, Canal Fulton) Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to either the American Cancer Society or the Hospice Care Center.
(Swigart-Easterling, 330-854-2356)

Vera V. Morris
Vera V. Morris, age 96 of Canton, OH, formerly of Sardis, OH died Monday, April 9, 2001 in the Altercare Health Center, Canton, OH. She was born August 2, 1904 in Proctor, WV, a daughter of the late George W. and Florence Hall Bowery. She was a member of the Sardis United Methodist Church, where she was a life member of the Women's Society and former president of the Community Club of Sardis. She was an avid crotcheter and seamstress. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Morris, a son, Charles Morris; two sisters, Grace Taylor and Ruth Romick and a brother, George Bowery. Survivors include three daughters, Nancy (George) Rohrer of Hermosa Beach, CA, Dorothy (William) Schweizer of Wheeling, WV and Mary (John) Adams of Canton, OH; 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 709 at the Rush Funeral Home, 47234 Mound St., Sardis, OH. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Sardis United Methodist Church. Interment in Sardis Cemetery, Sardis, OH with Rev. Richard Wilson and Rev. Kenneth Baillis officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sardis United Methodist Church, Sardis, OH.
(Rush Funeral Home, 740-483-1302)

Violet Adkins
Violet Adkins.  Friends may call Wednesday (tonight) 6-9 PM and one half hour prior to services Thursday 1-1:30 PM in the Arnold Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Thursday 1:30 PM in the Arnold Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Lemberg officiating. Final Resting Place is North Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum. 
(Arnold 330-456-7291)

William Buda
William Buda, age 65, of Massillon, passed away suddenly Monday evening in his home. Born in Canton. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. He was retired a employee from Fisher Foods, where he had been employed for 40 years as Grocery Manager. He was an Army veteran and served with the 113th Band as a trumpet player. He was an avid sports fan. Graduate of Lincoln High School, class of 1954. Preceded in death by his father, William Buda, Sr., in 1962. Survived by his wife, Rosemarie (DiMarzio) Buda; mother, Irene (Buda) Marshall of Alliance; three sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Connie Buda of Cincinnati, OH, B.D. and Mischelle Buda of Stow, OH and Rocco and Sherry Buda of Canton; four granddaughters, Alexa Buda, Kathryn (Katie) Buda, Carly Buda and Ariana Buda; one sister, Sally (Buda) Anderson of Alliance; mother-in-law, Jennie DiMarzio of Canton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tony and Luann DiMarzio, Jim DiMarzio, Sue (DiMarzio) Ryiowski, Tony and Mary Louise (DiMarzio Corsi; a number of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Tom Bishop officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday morning 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Rossi Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the United Bank for Trust Fund for his grandchildren, which gave him the greatest pleasure in the world. His hobbies were spending time with his granddaughter.
(Rossi, 330-492-5830)

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