|Obituaries -- April 2, 2001
David M. Hoffman
David M. Hoffman, age 33, of Alliance; loving husband, father, son
and brother, passed away Friday, March 30, 2001, in the Cleveland Clinic
following a courageous battle with cancer. David was born November 3, 1967,
in Canton. He was a 1986 graduate of Louisville High School and 1993 graduate
of the University of Akron School of Engineering. David was a Mechanical
Engineer for Midlake Products in Louisville; and attended First Friends
Church in Alliance. David leaves behind his wife of six years, Brooke (Tinlin)
Hoffman, whom he married April 30, 1994; a daughter, Paige of the home;
his mother, Agnes Hoffman of Louisville; seven sisters, Susan Moser of
Louisville, Cathy Berkshire of North Canton, Heidi Celaschi of Stow, Holly
Paolucci of Chapin, SC., Pam Shuman of Robertsville, Kari McCauley of Louisville
and Christine Pitts of Louisville; five brothers, Phil Hoffman of Euclid,
Tom Hoffman of Louisville, Steve Hoffman of Columbus, Tim Hoffman of Komaki,
Japan, and Mike Hoffman of Louisville. He is preceded in death by his father,
Kenneth Hoffman, who passed away
July 7, 1993. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday
at 10 a.m. in St. Louis Catholic Church with Msgr. Ken Miller officiating.
Friends may call Monday evening (tonight) 5-7 p.m. at the First Friends
Church of Alliance. Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society. The Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge
John J. LeMoine
John J. LeMoine, age 75, of Minerva, died Sunday morning, April 1,
2001, in the Alliance Community Hospital. He was born January 1, 1926,
in East Liverpool to John Wilmer and Leona (Vess) LeMoine. He retired from
TRW Metals in Minerva after 29 years of service. He is a member of Minerva
United Methodist Church. He was a US Marine Veteran of World War II and
life member of the American Legion Post #357 in Minerva. He was a member
of the Minerva AARP Chapter #3720, the Carrollton Pelican Club and was
a board member for the Minerva Senior Citizen Center. He was a great dad.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Irene LeMoine, whom he married
September 17, 1950; two daughters, Nancy LeMoine of Louisville, Karen Bartuseck
of Mason; a sister, Helen Paisley of Minerva; two grandchildren, Amanda
and Brian Bartuseck of Mason; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded
in death by a sister, Lilly Hemming. Funeral services will be Wednesday
at 11 a.m. in the Minerva United Methodist Church with Rev. Susan Lausch
officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be
Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva.
Memorial donations may be made to the Minerva United Methodist Church or
the Carroll County Hospice.
Polly Clark, age 80, formerly of North Canton, died Saturday in her
home. She was a member of the Berean Sunday School Class and Keen Agers
of the First Christian Church, the AARP, and was a life member of Mended
Hearts Association. Survived by her daughters, Paulette J. Bersaglini of
Canton and Cathy Ann Volp of North Andover, MA; sons Harry R. Clark, Jr.
and Kenneth L. Clark both of North Canton and Richard G. Clark of Medina;
8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband,
Harry R. Clark, Sr. in 1999. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at
11:00am in the Karlo Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Nathan officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 pm
at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, 4916 Hills and Dales Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44708.
(Karlo Sons 330-499-6207)
Richard C. (Dick) Alexander, passed away in the home Sunday morning
after a short battle with cancer. Born in Hickory, NC., on May 11, 1923,
to Amos and Edith (Lail) Alexander, Dick lived his entire adult life in
Stark County. Dick was a veteran of World War II serving as Staff Sergeant
and electrician on the B-29 Bomber group on Tinian Island in the South
Pacific. Dick spent a lifetime in the construction field, employed as residential
designer and millwork supervisor for Schneider Lumber Co., and retired
as general manager of Mr. O's Cabinet Shop, a division of Fred Olivieri
Construction Co. He was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
in Canton, and a current member of Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in
Louisville and past council and choir member. He was a 37 year member of
Toastmasters #637, held all offices and was an award-winning speaker. The
Toastmasters were gracious and very loving and supportive during his illness
and he cherished their friendship. Dick was also known as the Singing M.C.
by his many fans and friends at Mayfield Senior Center and the Buckeye
Country Music Association. Dick was a great promoter and fan of country
music and touched many with his performances and beautiful singing voice.
He was also a former member and state trustee of the Ohio Country and Western
Music Association and served for 11 years as M.C. at the Great Trail Festival
in Malvern, Ohio. He was a long-standing member of the Louisville F.O.E.,
Osnaburg Historical Society in which he served for a time as Trustee, a
member of the Osnaburg Township Board of Zoning Appeals and was a previous
Osnaburg Township Zoning Inspector. He also was a charter member of the
Lincoln Highway Association. Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen
(Knepper) Alexander, who passed away March 24, 1986 after 42 years of marriage.
He is survived by daughters, Karen E. Reed and husband, Charles E. Reed
of Robertsville, Elizabeth (Beth) Campbell and husband, Terry Campbell
of East Canton with whom he resided, and Rebecca (Becky) Binkley and fiancee',
Bruce A. Thompson of Louisville. Surviving grandchildren are Michelle Brunner
of Green, Archie Morris and his wife, Rhonda of Louisville, Roland Campbell
of Perrysburg, Ohio, David Binkley of Nashville, TN., Christina Campbell
of Nelsonville, Ohio, Carli Binkley of Louisville, Ohio, Meghann Binkley
of Nashville, TN., and Sarah Campbell of East Canton. He is also survived
by six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his long-time friend
and companion, Thelma Armstrong of Louisville. He was preceded in death
by his parents and one brother, Amos H. Alexander II. He is survived by
a sister, Betty Galliher of Canton; a sister, Christine Collins of El Cajon,
California; brother and sister-in-law, James and Wanda Alexander of Canton;
and brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Pat) and Jackie Alexander of Midlothian,
Virginia. Services will be 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 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.
Richard R. Rinehart
Richard R. Rinehart, age 73, of Canton, passed away Saturday afternoon,
March 31, 2001, in Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. He retired
as Operations Officer from the former Peoples Merchant Trust Company, now
known as KeyBank. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he
ushered for the past 50 years; he was also a member of the American Orchid
Society, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was Volunteer of the Year
at Mercy Medical Center where he volunteered from 1983 to 1991; he was
an avid gardener who enjoyed raising flowers. He was preceded in death
by his father, T.W. Bill Rinehart in 1986. He is survived by his wife,
Molly, with whom he would have celebrated 26 years of marriage this August;
his mother, Marion Rinehart of Massillon; a brother, W.A. Bill (Verrill)
Rinehart of San Francisco, CA; a niece, Kristen; and nephews Tom and Ralph.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph
Catholic Church with Msgr. Frank A. Carfagna as Celebrant and Fr. Ronald
Klingler as Con-celebrant. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Massillon.
Friends may call Tuesday 5-8 p.m. in the Don Williams Funeral Home. In
lieu of flower, donations may be made to Mercy Medical Center or St. Joseph
(Don Williams, 330-455-0387)
Richard W. Vickers
Richard William Vickers, age 76, of MarlboroTownship, died Saturday
evening, March 31, 2001 in Mercy Medical Center. Born June 10, 1924 in
Canton to the late Russell H. and Viola Mae (Glew) Vickers. Richard owned
and operated theAtlantic/Arco Service Station in Hartville, was a co-owner
of a Marathon Service Station in Akron with his son, Terry and retired
as a schoolteacher from R. G. Drage Career Education Center. During WW
II he was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army where he received the Purple
Heart Medal. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Pearl Marie (Mattern)
Vickers; three daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Jack Gobley of Atwater;
Sherry and Ernest McCracken of Marlboro; Sandy and Russell Bean of Limaville;
four sons and daughters-in-law Victor and Cora Vickers of Alliance; Terry
and Joyce Vickers of Hartville; Dick and Cindy Vickers of Canton; Russell
and Lisa Vickers of Alliance; two sisters, Vivian Hoffman of Massillon,
Ann and Kent Miller of Hartville; three brothers Thomas Vickers of Hartville;
Harold and Mabel Vickers of Hartville, Clyde and Nancy Vickers of Canton;
22 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday
1:00 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home in Hartville with Dean Miller and
Pastor David Hohlbaugh officiating. Interment will be in Marlboro Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Arnold
Roma Campanaro, of Canton, passed away in her home Sunday afternoon,
April 1, 2001. Calling hours Tuesday 6-9 p.m. in the Rossi Funeral Home.
Full obituary notice will be in Tuesday newspaper.
Teresa Pandoli, age 91, of Canton, passed away April 1, 2001. Teresa
was born in Stoneboro, PA., on April 8, 1908, and was a Canton resident
most of her life. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Pandoli; her parents, John
and Mary Mittica; infant son, John; sister, Rose; and grandson, Dean Cecconi.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mary Rose and Albert Cecconi
of Canton; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Rita Pandoli of Canton; son,
John Pandoli Jr. of Canton; five grandchildren and spouses, Thomas and
Kimberly Cecconi, Gregory and Traci Cecconi, Janet Cecconi, David and Vicki
Pandoli; Sandra and Robert Toth; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters,
Josephine Monteleone, Mary Gennetti, Phyllis Zaccardi, Connie and Gene
Lanzo all of Canton; many caring and loving nieces and nephews. Teresa
will be remembered for her unconditional love and caring for her children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial will be
Wednesday 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. Visitation
will be Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the Rossi Funeral Home and also on Wednesday
morning 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.
William Henry Steen
William Henry Steen. Funeral services conducted Tuesday
1 p.m. in Reedurban Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gary Miller officiating.
Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Calling hours at the Reed
Funeral Home Monday (tonight) 7-9 p.m.