|Obituaries -- March 31, 2001
Angelo John Davis
Angelo John (Efanti) Davis, age 35, of Wilmot, OH, passed away suddenly
from injuries received in a one car accident early Thursday morning. The
coroners office will rule on the cause of death. He was a life resident
of Canton. He was of Catholic faith. He was a graduate of Timken High School
in 1983. He presently was employed at Auto Electric as a machinist for
the past six years. He is survived by his wife, Brenda (Lash) Davis; three
children, Ashley, Alex and Amber, all of the home; his parents, Walter
and Annie (Efanti) Davis of Canton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Angela
and Donald Furney of Canton, Annie and Christopher Ratay of North Canton.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Rossi Funeral Home with
Rev. Fr. Tom Bishop officiating. Interment in Sunset Hills Burial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to Childrens Hospital, c/o Childrens
Cancer Fund, 1-Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308.
Charles C. Reed
Charles C. Reed, age 64, of East Sparta, died Thursday afternoon at
Doctors Hospital following complications of lung cancer. He was retired
from Consolidated Freightways with 45 years of service. Member of Teamsters
Local #92 and the Adoniram Lodge #514 F. A.M. in Akron. Preceded in death
by a son, Chuck Reed, in 1989; his parents, Claude and Charlotte Reed;
a sister, Joyce Clark; a brother, Walter Reed. Survived by his wife, Joyce;
three daughters, Vicki Jacoby and her friend, Fred Jones of East Sparta,
Linda and her husband, Joel Kent of Canton, Kathy and her husband, Bob
Welling of Navarre; five granddaughters; one grandson; two great-granddaughters;
numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Services will be Monday at
10 a.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. in
Canton. Burial in Melscheimer Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 4-7 p.m.
Donald J. Kohl Jr.
Donald J. Kohl Jr., age 55, of Canton, died Friday in Mercy Medical
Center after a sudden illness. Born in Massillon, he was a life resident
of Stark County. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and
Kent State University. Since 1972 he had been employed by the Hoover Co.,
where he was a Budget Analyst Principal. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Don
was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he sang with
the Gallery Choir and was a member of the Organ Renovation Committee. Survived
by his mother, Betty (Ray) Gankoski, of Canton; three sisters; and two
brothers-in-law, Betsy and Paul Carver of Perry Twp., Susan and Jack Straughn
of Jackson Twp., and Roberta Gankoski of Columbus, OH; a brother and sister-in-law,
Andrew and Laurie Gankoski of Hartville; a niece, Kelsey Gankoski; five
nephews, Brian, Todd and Marc Carver, John Straughn and Riley Gankoski;
and his extended family. The members of St. John's Choir. Preceded in death
by his father, Donald J. Kohl Sr.; and his step father, George S. Gankoski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in St. John The
Baptist Catholic Church with Fr. Ronald Klinger as celebrant. Burial will
be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the Lamiell
Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John's Church
Organ Renovation Fund.
Donald R. Campbell
Donald Ray Campbell, 62, of Malvern died Thursday, March 29, 2001 at
Alliance Community Hospital, following a long illness. Born in Louisville,
AR, June 27, 1938 the son of the late Henry M. and Mary Jewell (Magbee)
Campbell. He was employed as a truck driver at Foster's Trucking, Kensington.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home; stepson, Allen Irwin of Malvern;
son, Darren Campbell of Wooster; daughter, Lana Lesly of Texas; brothers,
James Campbell of Bloomfield and Lynn Campbell of Louisville, AR; sisters,
Emma Wainwright of Story, AR, Virginia Powell of Plain Dealing, LA, Margie
Kaiser and Rennie Clark both of Hope, AR; nine grandchildren. He is preceded
in death by a brother, John Campbell. Funeral services will be held in
the Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home, Malvern at 11 a.m. Monday. April 2, 2001
with Mr. Eric Crites officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery,
Malvern. Calling hours will be held Sunday 7-9 p.m. at the Deckman-Bartley
Funeral Home. Contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society.
E. Idell Teynor
E. Idell Teynor, 79, of Dover, Ohio, died March 29, 2001, in her home
following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence
(Art) Teynor. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Teynor of Dover; and
Tim (Terri) Teynor of Canton; along with four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic
Chur-ch at Dover with interment in the Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call
at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home in Dover Sunday from 2-5 p.m. with Christian
Wake services at 4:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Art
Teynor Memorial Fund, c/o Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School, 777
- 3rd St. N.E., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
(Toland-Herzig, Dover 330-343-6132)
Hilda Rosa Grisez
Hilda Rosa Grisez, age 92, of Canton, died Wednesday in the Canton
Regency. Born in Morges, OH, she had been a Canton resident since 1942,
moving here from Louisville. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic
Church, the Columbus Womens Club, and the AARP. Preceded in death by her
husband, Donald L. Grisez, who died in 1991 and a grandson, Scott Gray.
Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William F. and Ann Grisez of Canton;
five daughters and three sons-in-law, Patricia A. Farwick, and Arlene L.
and Dennis Fox, all of Canton, Theresa C. Spencer of North Canton, Carol
E. and Donald Gray of Apopka, FL, and Barbara M. and Kenneth Saunier of
Marietta, GA; a cousin, Lorena Motter of Canton; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren;
a great-great-granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday
at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. John Nentwick
as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday
6-9 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home.
Irene F. Randels
Irene F. Randels, age 89, of Canton, passed away Friday morning, March
30, 2001, in the Canton Christian Home following an extended illness. Born
in Navarre, OH, January 20, 1912 to her parents the late Lloyd E. and Edith
M. (Poorman) Rowe, she lived most of her life in the Canton area. Mrs.
Randels was a former school teacher in the Massillon City Schools and the
Canton Public School Systems. She was a member of First Christian Church,
Dorcas Class and the Stark County Retired Teacher's Association. Besides
her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Malvern
W. Randels in 1985 and her brother, Clyde Rowe. Survivors include two daughters
and sons-in-law, Edith M. and Peter Q. Rich of Toms River, NJ, Sharon and
Thomas S. Toomey of North Canton, OH; grandchildren, Catherine L. Latshaw
of Toms River, NJ, David Q. Rich of Boston, MA, Brian Toomey of Raleigh,
NC; and one brother-in-law, Ray F. Randals. Funeral services will be conducted
Monday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Mr. Ron Iwanusa, Chaplain,
of the Canton Christian Home officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial
Gardens, Massillon, OH. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour prior
to services on Monday from 12:00-1 p.m.
James W. Strader
James W. Strader, age 77 of Massillon, OH, passed away Thursday evening,
March 29, 2001 in Aultman Hospital following a one month illness. Born
in Adrian, WV, December 8, 1923 to his parents the late Oval and Catherine
(Rinehart) Strader, he lived most of his life in the Canton-Massillon area
and was a retired employee Republic Steel, retiring August 31, 1981 after
40 years of service. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church
of Perry Heights and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the
U.S. Army. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters
and four brothers. Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Shaffer) Strader
of the home to whom he would have been married 48 years, June 24, 2001;
his daughter, Terri L. Strader of Louisville, OH; three sons and daughters-in-law,
Fenton J. Strader of Dover, OH, James W. Strader II and Lorie Strader of
Kensington, OH, Daryl L. and Dara Strader of Bolivar, OH; two sister, Ernestine
Parker of Canton, Doris Roush of East Sparta, OH; two brothers, Arlie Lee
Strader and Charles Strader both of Richville, OH. There are eight grandchildren,
numerous nieces and nephews also surviving. Funeral services will be conducted
Monday 1:00 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. James Zimmerman officiating.
Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Calling hours at the funeral
home Sunday 6-9 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Monday from 12:00
Noon to 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in his name
to Trinity United Methodist Church of Perry Heights.
Jean M. Gusky
Jean M. Gusky (nee Roush) died in Benicia, California on Wed., March
28th at the age of 81. She is survived by sister, Polly Hahn of Canton,
Ohio sons, Jan Gusky of Canton, Ohio, and Mark Gusky of St. Petersburg,
Florida; daughters, Gayle J. Hasley of Concord, California, and Debbie
Armstrong of Benicia, California; granddaughter, Nicki Giordano; and great-grandson,
Damien Giordano of Seminole, Florida. Born May 15, 1919, Jean grew up,
married and raised a family in Canton and was a Repository employee along
with her late husband, Al Gusky. Jean and Al retired to St. Petersburg,
Florida, in 1973 where they made many friends at the Cove Cay Country Club
and the Club Chalet in which they lived. After Al's death in 1988 Jean
remained in St. Pete and had recently moved to Benicia, California, to
be with her daughters and son-in-law. A special Memorial Service will be
held in Canton, Ohio in July 2001. Friends and family will be contacted.
Lynda June Willison
Lynda June Willison, age 47, of Minerva, died Thursday, March 29, 2001,
in Aultman Hospital. She was born September 17, 1953 in Canton to Leo and
June (Creager) Willison of Minerva. She was a graduate of Minerva High
School, a member of Minerva First Christian Church and the Fidelies Sunday
School Class. In addition to her parents with whom she resides, she is
survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and Gary Kellogg of Acworth,
GA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lee and Daria Willison and Les and
Lois Willison, all of Minerva; ten nieces and nephews; nine great nieces
and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Gotschall-Hutchison
Funeral Home in Minerva with Mr. Ralph Norman officiating. Burial will
be in East Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the family.
Madelyn B. Alvarez
Madelyn B. Alvarez, age 76, of Macedonia, passed away Friday morning,
March 30, 2001. She was born in Germano, OH on October 17, 1924 to the
late James Florence (Ingram) Tope and was a graduate of Timken High School.
During the 1960's and 70's Madelyn had been Director of the Akron Chapter
Sweet Adelines. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. in
1976; daughter, Dixie Alvarez in 1993; and sister Shirley Greene. Survived
by her daughter and son-in-law, Dinah Roger Vince of Solon; sons, Daniel
and Drake Alvarez both of Macedonia; grandchildren, Dana Michael Kuenzel,
Holly Ricker, Kelly Vince, Ryan Vince, Amy Alvarez, Allison Alvarez, Adam
Alvarez, Drake Alvarez and Alexander Alvarez; brother and sister-in-law,
B.I. Jane Jones of Malvern; and brother-in-law, Irving Greene of North
Canton. Friends may call Sunday 3-6:00 PM in the Arnold Funeral Home Canton.
Funeral Services will be Monday 10:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor
C. David Morgan officiating. Final Resting Place is Sunset Hills Burial
Mary C. Patterson
Mary C. Patterson, age 77, of Canton, passed away Friday morning, March
30, 2001 in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Mount
Savage, MD., December 9, 1923 to her parents the late Charles and Myra
(Martz) Snyder, she lived most of her life in the Canton area. She was
a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was
preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Snyder and Harry Snyder; and
her sister, Mae Louise Roby. Survivors include her husband, Carlos Patterson
of the home to whom she was married 52 years; three sons and daughters-in-law,
Howard and Edna Patterson of Canton, OH., Robert and Shirley Patterson
of Canton, OH., Richard Patterson of Carrolton, OH; her daughter, Elizabeth
Patterson of the home; her sister, Eleanor Snyder of Mount Savage, MD;
her brothers, George Snyder of Cumberland, MD. There are five grandchildren
also surviving. Funeral service will be conducted Monday 11 a.m. in the
Reed Funeral Home with Rev. David Downs officiating. Burial will be in
Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home Sunday 2-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in her name to Aultman Hospital
Michele Shelley Marshall (nee Martin), beloved wife of Matthew J. Marshall.
Loving mother of Abbey Elizabeth and Katey Marie Marshall. Loving daughter
of Dale and Elizabeth Martin of Canton, OH. Dear sister of Michael Martin.
Loving granddaughter of Elmer and Carole Miday, Ilse Schweizer and the
late Millie Martin passed away Friday, March 30, 2001 at age 29. Friends
may call at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt.
42) West Chester, OH, Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Monday
10 a.m. at the St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5720 Hamilton-Mason Rd., Liberty
Twp., OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michele Marshall Memorial
Fund, c/o 5/3 Bank, 7172 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. West Chester, OH 45069.
(John Hodapp, 513-777-8433)
Paul J. Schaad
Paul J. Schaad, age 87, of Altercare of Canton, died Thursday morning
in Mercy Medical Center after an extended illness. Born in Beverly, Ohio,
he lived in Canton for over 50 years with his late sister, Margaret A.
Schaad. He had been employed at Ewing Chevrolet, and Bob's Diner. In his
retirement he was a school safety crossing guard having worked at the corner
of 10th and Shorb for 13 years. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.
St. Peter's Holy Name/Men's Club, and St. Peter's Alter and Rosary Society.
He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial
will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's Catholic Church with Msgr. John
C. Finnigan as celebrant. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Beverly Cemetery
in Beverly, Ohio. Friends may call Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. in the
Wackerly Funeral Home. The St. Peter's Holy Name/ Men's Club will hold
a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. in the funeral home. For those unable to
attend services you may register on line at our on line registry page at:
Pauline Ann Coates
Pauline Ann Coates, age 61, of Canton, OH, passed away Friday morning
in the Windsor Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Canton
on March 26, 1940. She was a retired Administrator with the Stark County
Department of Human Services, retiring in 1990 after 30 years of service.
Following her retirement, she and her husband had owned and operated the
Coates China and Porcelain Studio in Canton. She was preceded in death
by parents, Herman J. and Bertha Shanabruch; stepson, Russ A. Coates. Survivors
include her husband, Glenn E. Coates of Amelia, OH; granddaughter, Stacey
D. Coates; grandson, Aaron B. Coates; her sister, Irene Waechter of Florida;
brother, Ralph Shanbruch of California; her beloved nieces and nephews
and their spouses, John and Donna Waechter of North Canton, Jerry and Terri
Waechter of Florida, Barbara and Ron Cornell of Canal Fulton, Diane and
Brady Placek of Florida, Vincent and Linda Waechter of Massillon, Mark
and Tracy Waechter of Louisville, Paul Waechter of Canton, Tom and Lisa
Waechter of Navarre, Ken and Sheila Waechter of Florida. Funeral services
will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Pastor
James Kennell officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling
hours at the funeral home on Sunday evening 6:30-9 p.m.
Seth Wade Yanko
Seth Wade Yanko, age 29, beloved son of Denise M. Brooks and David
P. Yanko, passed away unexpectedly March 26, 2001, in his Columbus, OH
home. Seth was born in Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH, August 10, 1971. He
was currently residing in Columbus. He graduated from Oakwood High School
in Dayton 1990, and attended University of Cincinnati for several years.
He will be remembered for his great passions, love of sports, especially
golf and soccer as well as other outdoor activities, his drive and diligence
toward pursuing his dreams and most of all, his kindness, gentleness, and
good heart. He will be missed more than words can say. He is survived by
his mother, Denise M. Brooks of Richland, WA; father, David P. Yanko of
Dayton, OH; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin H. Brooks of Canton;
paternal grandmother, Mrs. Fred Griel of North Canton; his fiancee', Ms.
Stefanie Frederick of Columbus; numerous other family and fri-ends. His
grandfather, Fred Griel preceded him in death. Funeral services will be
conducted Saturday (TODAY) at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev.
Todd Sovine officiating; calling hours (TODAY) from 10-11 a.m. Burial will
be in North Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to the Asthma Clinic at Children's Hospital in Dayton.
Walter H. Mills
Walter H. Mills, age 74, of Carrollton, died early Friday morning,
March 30, 2001, in Canton's Aultman Hospital after an extended illness.
He was born May 4, 1926, in Minerva, son of the late Harry and Olive Davis
Mills. Walter was a member of the Carrollton First Presbyterian Church,
a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion. He had
owned and operated the former Mills Jewelry Store from 1948 until his retirement
in 1997. He had a stable of race horses for 20 years and was well known
in the racing community. He is survived by his wife, the former Marilynn
Mitten, whom he married on June 28, 1947; two sons and daughters-in-law,
Ronald and Audrey Mills of Willoughby, OH, Randall and Kathy Mills of North
Canton; one brother, James R. Mills of Lisbon; half brother, Wayne Mills
of Dayton; four sisters, Mrs. Loy (Shirley) Buehler of Carrollton, Doris
(Lucy) Mitten of Malvern, Mrs. Ronald (Donna) Wheatley of Minerva, Mrs.
Kenneth (Carol) Brown of Creston; two grandchildren, Julie and Brett. Walter
is preceded in death by two brothers, Dean and Donald. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton
with Rev. Larry Lalama officiating. Burial in Westview Cemetery, where
full military honors will be provided by the American Legion, VFW and the
Disabled American Vets. Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Golden Rule Funeral Home
Wilma Amelia Lloyd
Wilma Amelia Lloyd, age 92 formerly of Canton and more recently of
Northfield, MN died Tuesday March 27, 2001 in Northfield Hospital, Northfield,
MN. Mrs. Lloyd was born on November 29, 1908 in Canton the daughter of
Harry E. and Gertrude (Bourguin) Little. She was raised in Canton where
she attended school graduating from McKinley High School in 1926. On February
2, 1929 she was united in marriage to Donald Jae Lloyd in Wellsburg, WV.
She was a lifelong member of Westbrook Park United Methodist Chu-rch where
she was a member of the church bell choir, work-ed with meals on wheels
and assisted in the church nursery for many years. She was a master craftsman
as a seamstress, enjoyed knitting and volunteered her skills with her church
quilting groups. For over 25 years, Wilma worked at Carm's Market in the
meat department. Following the death of Donald on December 30, 1961 she
remained in Canton until 1984 at which time she moved to Northfield, MN
to be near her son. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald; infant son,
Theodore and brothers, Edward, Harry and Thomas Little. Survivors include
her son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Susan (Wright) Lloyd of Northfield,
MN; grandsons, Timothy Lloyd Jr. of Burnsville, MN, Stephen (Rebecca) Lloyd
of Princeton, MN; great-grandchildren, Jesse and Austin. There are many
nieces and nephews also surviving. Funeral services will be conducted Monday
at 11:00 a.m. in Westbrook Park United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles
Ulmer officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. The family will
receive friends one hour prior to services in the church on Monday from
10:00-11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Northfield Retirement
Center; 901 Cannon Valley Dr., Northfield, MN 55057.
Daniel Jindra. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30
p.m. in the Bethel Temple at 711 25th St. NW, Canton with Rev. James R.
Arnold officiating. There will be calling hours at the Reed Funeral Home
on Friday evening 5-8 p.m. and one hour before the services at the church
on Saturday 12:30-1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Temple Youth Ministry.