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Steve Yurko Jr.
BARBERTON -- Steve Yurko Jr., 70, died April 28, 1998, at Barberton Citizens Hospital.
Funeral services will be TODAY, 9:30 a.m., at the Hahn Funeral Home, with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Msgr. Robert Yarnovitz, celebrant, Fr. Bernard Danber, con-celebrant. Interment at St. Nicholas Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Nicholas Holy Name Society in care of the family.
(Hahn, Barberton, 825-2467.) 

Roberta ``Bobbie'' Uplinger
BARBERTON -- Roberta ``Bobbie'' Uplinger, 65, passed away April 29, 1998.
Born in Copley on July 29, 1932, she was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
She is survived by husband, Donald A.; sons, Donald II, James, and Kevin; daughters, Lisa Jamieson, Andrea Lewis, Tracey Franze, and Alison Ritchey; 18 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace South, Mary Jane Sunkin, Marilyn Rinehart, and Glendora Eagle.
Funeral service 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 1998, at Faith Baptist Church, 770 E. Paige St., Barberton, Pastor Alan Miller officiating. Calling hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. Entombment will take place Monday at Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the church. (Cox, Barberton, 745-3311.) 

Rose Smart (Krampel)
NORTON -- Rose Smart (Krampel), 88, died April 29, 1998, at Barberton Citizens Hospital.
She was born in Clinton and was a life resident of Norton.
She is survived by her brother, Frank (Marian) Storad of Barberton.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Hahn Funeral Home, Fr. Edward Lajack officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation TONIGHT, 7 to 9 p.m. Family requests no flowers.
(HAHN, Barberton, 825-2467.)

John W. ``Jim'' Roberts
John W. ``Jim'' Roberts, 83, died Monday, April 27, 1998.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. TODAY at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 811 Grant St., where friends may call one hour prior to services, Pastor Jim Roma officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. (Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Akron Grant Street, 253-8121.)

George Price
George Price, 83, passed away April 28, 1998, in Akron.
He was born Aug. 8, 1914, in Belington, W. Va., to his parents, Howard and Cinda Price. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. He worked for W. G. Lockhart & H. B. Lockhart Construction Co. for over 40 years, and was a retired member of Local 18 International Union of Operating Engineers.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia; second wife of 46 years, Marion E.; five brothers, two sisters; and son-in-law, Butch Purkey. He is survived by his daughters, Patty Matheny of Pensacola, Fla., Joyce Purkey of Vienna, W. Va., Valerie Woodward of Copley and son-in-law, Clint Woodward; brothers, Dick (Betty) Price of Port Orange, Fla., and Bill (Emma) Price of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Paula Bucci, Jody (Mara) Purkey, Jay Purkey, Joe Woodward, and Emily Woodward; great-grandson, Frankie Bucci.
Cremation has taken place.
(CREMATION SOCIETY OF OHIO, 535-1012).

Evelyn P. Patton
Evelyn P. Patton, 81 years, of Copley died April 29, 1998 at the Hospice Care Center.
Evelyn was born in Akron and had been a resident of Copley for 40 years. She was a member of Kenmore United Methodist Church and AARP.
Preceded in death by her husband, Douglas E. Patton on January 25, 1995; she is survived by nieces, Barbara A. Barkey of Fairlawn, Connie (Ken) Clausen of Doylestown; cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services Saturday 2 p.m. at the Hummel Funeral Home West, 3475 Copley Road, Copley. Rev. Gerald Carl officiating. Interment in Copley Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to service. (Hummel West, Copley-Fairlawn, A Golden Rule Funeral Home,
666-1138.) 

Harold C. Parker
Harold C. Parker, 82, died April 28, 1998.
Mr. Parker was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and had lived in the Akron area since 1963. A Presbyterian, he was a Mason and a member of the Tadmor Temple. He retired from the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. after 35 years of service.
Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, in 1970, he is survived by his son, Philip C. (Marilyn) Parker of Columbus; daughter, Pamela Sue (Thomas) Liotta of Charlotte, N. C.; grandchildren, Matthew Parker, Michael Liotta, Tracy and Chris Liotta; and best friend, June Black.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. FRIDAY at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., with Rev. Ron Marmaduke officiating. Interment at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 867-4141.)

Matthew R. McGinty
Matthew R. McGinty, loving son of Karen and Regis; cherished grandson of Mary and Raymond Justavick, and Regis and Judy McGinty; great-grandson of Eileen Murray and Cecelia McGinty; nephew of Bridget and Patrick Ritossa, R. J. Justavick, and Susan and James Franskousky; cousin of Garrett, passed away Wednesday, April 29.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to the Neonatal Care Unit, c/o Fairview Hospital, 18101 Lorain Rd., Cleveland 44111. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Rd., Medina. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park. (BUSCH-CORRIGAN-BERRY FAMILY CHAPELS,
1-440 333-9774.)

Karla P. Kerrigan
Karla P. Kerrigan, 40, passed away suddenly April 28 at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital.
Funeral service Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (Route 619), with Rev. Howard D. Powell officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Calling hours TODAY, 5 to 9 p.m. (Schermesser, City of Green Chapel, 724-9351.) 

Jennie Karbowicz
Jennie Karbowicz, 103, passed away April 29, 1998.
Born in Poland, she lived most of her life in the Akron area. She was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church, PLAV Ladies Auxiliary, and the Blue Star Mothers during World War II.
Preceded in death by her husband Waclaw, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mabel and Robert Vrabel of Akron; son and daughter-in-law, Casmer and Marie Karbowicz of Hudson; grandchildren, Sonya (Harvey) Heckman of Akron, Susan (John) Thorburn of Virginia, Karen (John) Murphy of Hudson, Casmer Jr. (Dawn) of Sagamore Hills, Cheryl (Thomas) Cannell of Northfield Center, and Karl (Cheryl) of Chesterland; great-grandchildren, Laura Heckman, Jennifer, John, and Caitlin Murphy, Grant and Keith Karbowicz, Dustin, Corey, and Jade Cannell, Jill and Kelly Karbowicz, and Brittany Thorburn.
She was a loving mother and will be missed greatly. We love you Mom and memories of you will be in our hearts forever.
Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., with Fr. Tom McGovern officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call TODAY from 4 to 8 p.m. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Church, (Hennessy-Bagnoli, AKRON, 376-4251.) 

Robert Turner Higginbottom
Robert Turner Higginbottom, 50, went home to be with the Lord on April 28, 1998.
He graduated from Buchtel High School in 1967. He worked for Prinz Office Supply and then became a long-distance truck driver for Ohio Fast Freight. He was a construction entrepreneur until his health failed. He was a member of the Gospel Temple Church in Barberton, where he served as a deacon.
He leaves, to cherish his memory, daughter, Tracie Higginbottom; son, De'shone Higginbottom, both of Akron; six grandchildren; sisters, Katie M. Mee of Detroit, Mich., Lula M. (Elder Samuel) Hampton, Daisey L. Blackson, Priscilla K. (Ben M.), all of Akron, Barbara A. (Allen) Sims of Little Rock, Ark., Cathy K. Feaster of Peachtree, Ga.; brothers, Bishop Alex Jr. (Gracie) Curtis, Bishop James J. (Esther), Elder Ronald L. (Evelena), all of Akron; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Apostolic Faith Church, with Elder Hampton officiating. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 970 Dover.
(Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.) 

Theresa Mikolajczyk
Theresa Mikolajczyk, 70, of Northfield Center was the beloved daughter of the late Anton and Mary Mikolajczyk. Theresa was a very-much-loved aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt who will be deeply missed. Sister of Stanley Mikolay, Sophia Mayor, Frank J. Mikolay and the late Ed Mikolay, Alex Mikol, Elsie Szudlo, Anna Mikolajczyk and Joe Mikolay, she died Wednesday, May 6, 1998.
Theresa dedicated her life to taking care of her mother and sister, Anna, until their deaths. She had worked as an inspector for Marble Chair in Bedford for over 30 years.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Northfield Center, Ohio. Friends will be received Monday, 4 to 8 p.m. at Johnson-Romito, a Golden Rule Funeral Home (Route 82, one mile west of Route 8), Northfield Center, Ohio (330-468-1443).

Marvin Grant
Marvin Grant, 65, passed away April 27, 1998, in Oglethorpe, Ga.
He is survived by wife, Rose; daughters, Dierdre and Marvina; son, Marvin; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sister, Matilu (Benny); and other relatives.
Services will be handled by the Meadows Funeral Home in Oglethorpe, Ga. (1-912-472-6118.)

Steven A. Gardner
Steven A. Gardner, 38, died unexpectedly April 28, 1998.
An area resident all his life, he graduated from Kenmore High School in 1978, and owned Steve Gardner Construction Co. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Purple Heart Hunting and Fishing Club.
He is survived by parents, Bill and Pauline Gardner; sister, Judy (Jim) Gardner-Gifford of Akron; brothers, Mark (Penny), Dave of Akron, and Jeff (Judy) of Brimfield; soulmate, Sherrie Lee Cox and Jake; nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Schlup-Pucak Funeral Chapel, Kenmore Boulevard at Eighth Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2101 17th St., Akron, with Fr. Michael B. Smith officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.  (Schlup-Pucak, 745-3131.) 

Ruie Gay Fulks
Ruie Gay Fulks, 86, of Tunnelton, W. Va., passed away Tuesday, April 28 at her home.
She was born March 23, 1912, in Clay County, W. Va., daughter of the late Henry and Lydia Downey Fulks. She was a homemaker and a member of the Independent Christian Evangelical Church.
She is survived by five daughters, Joan Stalnaker of Tallmadge, Helen Rumschlag of Akron, Jerrie Proffett of Sorrento, Fla., Sandra Funk of Tunnelton, W. Va, and Carolyn Funk of Arthurdale, W. Va.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, and nine stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home in Akron on Sunday, May 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. Graveside service Monday, 10 a.m. at Hillside Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Ann M. Dusek (Praisler)
Ann M. Dusek (Praisler), age 84, of Medina, died April 29, 1998 at Life Care Center.
Born in Cleveland, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse for Lutheran Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include son, Charles J. (Leanor), Hinckley; daughters, Karla (Jerry) Osiecki, Olmsted Falls and Marilyn (Richard) Ramskugler, Columbiana/Youngstown and Claire (Frank) Grochocki of Lake Hausu, Ariz.; brother, Ladd Praisler, Medina; sister, Mary Ann Marvin, Valley City; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J.; parents, Vaclay and Aloise Praisler; and brothers, James, Rudy, and Joseph.
Funeral service 11 a.m., Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick with Fr. Robert Jackson officiating. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland. Visiting hours Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Rd., State Rt. 18 and River Styx. (330-722-5888.) 

Nanci Baitz (nee Glotfelty)
Nanci Baitz (nee Glotfelty), 41 years of age, passed away April 28, 1998, at Akron General Medical Center.
Funeral services Friday 11 A.M. at St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church, 555 S. Cleveland Massillon Road, Fr. James Wright officiating. Entombment in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Unit at Akron General Medical Center. Donations may be made to the Natalie Baitz Trust Fund at First Merit Bank in Copley, Ohio. (Hummel West, Copley-Fairlawn, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 666-1138.)

Emma L. Allrutz
Emma L. Allrutz, 69, passed away April 29, 1998.
Mrs. Allrutz was born in Williamstown, Pa., and was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bill; sons, William (Dotti), Gary (Terry); grandsons, Jeremy, Justin, Christopher, and Nick; brother, William ``Bumper'' Warlow; sisters, Hannah Bopp and Lois Starnowsky; niece, Judy Sweigard, and other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Eckard-Baldwin Sanctuary Chapel, 760 E. Market St., Rev. Jim Dull officiating. Interment at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from noon until service time. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron 44333. (Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 535-7141.) 

Althea L. (Tootie) Able
Althea L. (Tootie) Able, 76, of Lodi, died Wednesday.
Surviving are husband, Jack; daughter, Mrs. Joe (Jane) Notch of Massillon; son, Jim (Kathleen) Hastings of Litchfield; and grandchildren.
Visitation Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi. Services held Monday, 2 p.m., at Lodi United Methodist Church. (Parker & Son Funeral Home, 1-330-948-1122.) 

Philip G. Schoenfeld
Philip G. Schoenfeld, 80, of Green, died April 30, 1998.
Born in Akron, he was a life resident of the area. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, and retired from the Shanafelt Manufacturing Company.
He is survived by wife of 52 years, Martha; sons, Charles Midcap of Akron and Jacob (Renee) Schoenfeld of Green; daughter, Sandra (Joseph) Silasi of Green; many nieces, nephews and friends; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (Route 619). Funeral service Monday, 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Dennis Schwalenberg officiating. Interment at East Liberty Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. (Schermeser, City of Green Chapel, 724-9351.)

Elizabeth C. ``Betty'' Sackett
Elizabeth C. ``Betty'' Sackett, 77, of Randolph, died Thursday at the Alliance Community Hospital.
Born October 4, 1920, in Norton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Elizabeth (Kungle) Kiss. Mrs. Sackett was the owner of Kiss Market of Randolph. She was a member of the Randolph United Methodist Church and the Ladies Cemetery Association of Randolph.
Survivors include her husband, Elmore ``Bud'' Sackett; daughters, Sandra Sackett (Kenneth) Purser of Matthews, N.C., and Katherine (David) Miller of Randolph; grandchildren, Matthew Miller, Courtney Miller and Lacey Miller, all of Randolph. She was preceded in death by a son, Francis John ``Frankie'' Sackett, in 1953, and brothers, George and John Kiss.
Friends will be received form 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment at Hillside Cemetery of Randolph. Donations may be made to either the Atwater or the Randolph Fire Department Rescue Squad. (Wood-Kortright, Ravenna, 296-6436.) 

Eilean ``Peg'' Ross (nee Shannon)
BARBERTON -- Eilean ``Peg'' Ross, 77, passed away May 1, 1998, in Barberton.
She is survived by husband, Francis B. ``Lanny'' Ross; sons and daughters, Jeff and Donna Zema of North Carolina, April (Ross) and Doug Talley, Jill (Ross) and Richard Hoover, Robin (Ross) and George Muscato of New York, Sam and Diane Ross, and Debbie (Ross) and Denny Heflin; brothers, Dean and Fred Shannon; sister, Hazel McLean; 17 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Sunday, 5 p.m., at the Cox Funeral Home (222 Norton Ave.), Pastor Bruce Batchelor-Glader officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m., prior to the service. Donations may be made to the Church of the Master.
(COX, 745-3311.)

Pauline Pilat
NORTON -- Pauline Pilat, 77, passed away peacefully on April 30, 1998.
She is survived by husband, Joseph; sons and daughter, Joseph (Melinda), George (Patricia), and Jovita (Donn); sister, Sister Irene Hrosky; sister-in-law, Maxine Hrosky; granddaughter, Beth E. Pilat; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Mass May 2, 1998 at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Barberton, Father Edward F. Lajack officiating.
(COX, 745-3311.)

Dorothy G. Morrison
Dorothy G. Morrison, 86, formerly of Bellevue Dr., Wooster, died Friday, May 1, 1998, at Karrington of Wooster.
Born in Marshallville, Ohio, April 29, 1912, daughter of David W. (D.W.) and Edith Keck Galehouse, she had been a teacher for 34 years, having taught at Wooster Twp. and Wooster City Schools, retiring in 1972. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, was an avid gardener, glass collector and traveler. She was a former member of the Wayne County Historical Society, Early American Glass Club and the Four Seasons Garden Club. She attended the College of Wooster and received her B.S. in Education from Ashland College.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Alan C. and Carol Morrison of Wooster, James G. and Darlene Morrison of Wooster, and Edie Grande of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, J. Greg Morrison, Steve Grande, Jeff Grande and Renee Grande; sister, Mrs. Art ``Florence'' Strong of Sacramento, Calif. She weas preceded in death by husband, Clifford H. Morrison in 1991, whom she married August 2, 1939, and brother, Leroy Galehouse.
Service will be Monday, 11 a.m. at the first Presbyterian Church in Wooster, Revs. Ed Dykstra and Ralph Fogal officiatng. Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home. Burial at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Wayne Co., Inc., 2525A Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691 or to the First Presbyterain Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691, in her memory. 

Otto C. Metz
Otto C. Metz, 88, of Marshallville, died Friday morning.
He was born on April 16, 1910, in Marshallville, to John and Anna (Schulenberger) Metz. He worked as a crane operator for the Babcock & Wilcox Co. in Barberton for 34 years, retiring in 1973.
Surviving are his wife, Ethel (Williams) Metz; son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Ilene Metz of Orrville; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Jean and Robert Stoolmiller of Orrville, Joanne and Darrell Vandergrift of Minerva, and Dolores ``Dee'' and Ron Shidler of Marshallville; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and sister, Grace Rodebaugh of Canton.
Service will be held at the Marshallville Trinity United Methodist Church in Marshallville on Monday at 11 a.m. Friends may call Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691. (Auble, 330-682-2966.) 

Jack H. Marstellar Sr.
Jack H. Marstellar Sr., 79, of Elyria, passed away of natural causes Thursday, April 30, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Mr. Marstellar had resided formerly in North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, and Akron. He was semi-retired since 1988 as a sales representative for Rooney Optical, Inc. of Brookpark, Ohio.
Mr. Marstellar was preceded in death by his first wife, the late Harriet, in 1972. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara J.; sons, Jack H. (Mary) of Strongsville, Daniel B. (Sandra) of Akron, and Rob P. Wolanin of Elyria; daughters, Carol S. (Gary) Jenovai of Milwaukee, Wis., Lisa M. (Keith) Szczepanski of Elyria; and was the brother of Pat Seelye of Cuyahoga Falls and Chet Marstellar of Chicago.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the Kacirek Funeral Home, 29060 Lorain Rd. (at Stearns Road), North Olmsted. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.


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