|Ellet R. Mann
Ellet R. Mann, 72, passed away peacefully April 30, 1998, at his home.
Born Oct. 23, 1925, in Lodi, he worked on his grandfather's farm until
1944, when he joined the U. S. Marine Corps, from which he was honorably
discharged in 1946 with the rank of corporal. From 1949 to 1961 he was
a partner in the C. M. Carlton Steel Hauling Co. of Lafayette. He later
owned and operated his own steel-hauling truck and trailer. For the remainder
of his life he worked for several companies, specializing in excavating
and development, including Medina Excavating and Alber Excavating companies.
Always active in his community, he helped start the Lafayette Little League
and helped to build the first baseball field, which is named in his honor.
He served 10 years on the Lafayette Zoning Board and two terms on the Lafayette
Township Board of Trustees. In 1959, he and his wife purchased his paternal
family farm, which the family had occupied in 1837. In 1977, he and his
sons completely rebuilt and restored the original family farmhouse where
he and his wife continued to live. An avid historian, he had family treasures
and keepsakes dating back to the 1800s. He was an active member of the
Waltz United Methodist Church, Eagles for over 50 years, and Moose Lodge
He is survived by his dear wife, Evelyn (nee Garrett); loving sons,
Ray and Rex (Mary); loving daughter, LaRee Mann; sister, Vanda Baczuk;
and grandchildren, Michelle and Jeffrey. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Ancel and Hazel Mann; brother, Dale; and sister, Janis Pritchard.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Waite & Son Funeral
Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., where the family will receive friends
Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to the Waltz United Methodist Church, 7465 Egypt Rd., Medina; or Hospice
of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.
(Waite & Son, 723-3229.)
Charles F. Linderman (Lindy)
Charles F. Linderman (Lindy), 70, passed away April 30, 1998.
Mr. Linderman was born in Hudson on June 11, 1927. He was an automotive
machinist for Standard Motor Parts, and a Navy veteran of World War II.
He had been a member of the Akron Baptist Temple since 1950.
Preceded in death by his wife, Frances, he is survived by his son,
Chuck (Janice) Linderman; daughter, Theresa (Dennis) Resh; sisters, Mary
Lou Bennett and Helen Hahn; grandchildren, Tom and Heather Linderman, Micah
and Nicole Posten, and Marissa Resh.
Services will be Monday, May 4, 1998, at 11 a.m., at the Akron Baptist
Temple, Rev. Howard Powell officiating. Entombment at Rose Hill Burial
Park. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to service time. Memorials
may be given to the Hospice Care Center or the American Cancer Society.
Peter J. Laktasic III
Peter J. Laktasic III, 50, of Hudson, beloved son of Katherine and
the late Peter Jr.; dearest friend of Mary King; and loving cousin of Ruth
and Jack Foliano and family, and Marcy Dark, died Thursday.
He served in the U. S. Army during Vietnam.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 4, 1998, at JOHNSON-ROMITO,
A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, Route 82 one mile west of Route 8, Northfield
Center, Ohio (1-330-468-1443), where friends will be received Sunday, 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial at Markillie Cemetery.
Polly O. Horton
RITTMAN -- Polly O. Horton, 61, of Rittman died May 1, 1998.
Services Monday at 11 a.m. from the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman
where friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rev.'s Steven D. Carter
and John Castle will officiate. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Marcelline ``Micky'' Mae Hodges
She walked as our angel on earth
Marcelline ``Micky'' Mae Hodges (nee Emery) born October 20, 1918,
departed this life on April 30, 1998.
Preceded in death by parents, Twila and Joseph Emery and husband, Russell
E. Hodges, she leaves to mourn her passing, son, Thomas (Donna) Hodges;
daughter, Fanny ``Sandie'' Saxon; grandchildren, Kellie Anne Saxon, Kirk
(Angie) Saxon, Jarrod (Skye) Saxon (expecting December 1998), Jason (Mary)
Saxon (expecting August 1998), Kenneth Hodges and Katrinko Stevens; great-grandchildren,
Chelsea Saxon, Lunden Jamison and David Cranston; brother, Joseph Emery;
sisters, Dorothy (Tom) Whittaker, Mary Jo (Tom) Miller; many cousins, nieces,
nephews and friends.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no calling hours. Condolences
may be sent to 460 Fairview Ave., Barberton, Ohio 44203. A wake to celebrate
her life will be held on Saturday, May 9, 1998 at the Fairview Ave. address
between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.
With a heart filled with love beyond measure;
The hour and the day of her birth,
Gave the world a magnificent treasure.
Our loss, though grievous to endure,
Can be borne if we follow her lead.
Each tribulation, she taught, was adventure,
And to each new experience succeed.
Do not mourn to the hindrance of living,
Do not wallow in sadness and strife;
Instead glory in the splendor of giving;
And love passionately, as she taught us in life.
(CREMATION SOCIETY OF OHIO, 535-1012.)
Susanne D. Helms (nee Doepke)
Susanne D. Helms (nee Doepke) was the beloved wife of Wade Farley Helms
of Hudson; dear mother of William C. Helms of Alturas, Calif., Christian
F. Helms of Bellevue, Wash., and David B. Helms of Chicago, Ill.; grandmother
of one; daughter of Edith Doepke of Winnetka, Ill., and the late Charles
F. Doepke; sister of William Doepke, Carolyn Bennett, and Barbara Cochran.
A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church
of Hudson, 47 Aurora St., Saturday, May 2, at 11 a.m. The family prefers
that those who wish may make contributions in her name to First Church
of Christ, Scientist, Hudson, 7200 Valley View Rd., Hudson 44236; or Camps
Leelanau/Kohahna Foundation, 1653 Port Oneida Rd., Maple City, Mich. 49664.
(BROWN-FORWARD SERVICE, Shaker Heights, 1-216-752-1200.)
FLORIDA -- Konrad Heidt, 82, passed away at his home in Boca Raton,
Fla., on April 29, 1998.
An Akron resident and business owner until 1987, he operated A-1 Air
Conditioning Co., and was a member of Local 219 Plumbers & Pipefitters
Union. Mr. Heidt was a member of First Grace United Church of Christ. He
was a past president of the Akron Cahpter of Refrigeration Service Engineers
Konrad is survived by his beloved wife, Nettie; sons, Conrad (Nancy)
of Taylor, Mich., Robert (Sharon) of Boynton Beach, Fla., David (Pat) of
Ft. Marion, Pa.; daughter, Annette (Neil) Rogers of Scotts Valley, Calif.;
sister, Elizabeth Neidert of Hilliard, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to West Boca Presbyterian Church Building Fund,
22500 Hammock St., Boca Raton, Fla. 33428, where he was a member. Inurnment
at Mt. Peace Cemetery at a later date. Kraeer Funeral Home in Boca Raton,
Fla., handling arrangements.
Margaret F. Hay
Margaret F. Hay, 76, went home to be with the Lord April 30, 1998,
at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born March 5, 1922, the daughter of George and Faith Mast.
Margaret was employed by Sears and Woolworth. She loved playing the piano
and was a pianist for the Victory Baptist Temple in Brimfield for a number
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Barbara
Hay, Jr., John and Pam Hay, and Dave and Terri Hay; seven grandchildren,
one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert
Hay in 1985.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at FARLEY FUNERAL HOME,
131 N. Canton Rd. (at Gilchrist Rd.), with Pastor David Lanum officiating.
If desired, contributions may be directed to the family in care of Dave
Hay, P.O. Box 285, Tallmadge, Ohio 44278-0285. Interment will be held at
the convenience of the family. (Farley, 784-3334.)
Martha Jane Griffiths (nee Holm)
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Martha Jane Griffiths (nee Holm), 78, passed away
April 30, 1998.
Mrs. Griffiths was born in Akron and had resided in Cuyahoga Falls
most of her life. She had been a school teacher for the Cuyahoga Falls
Board of Education, retiring in 1990, spending most of her career teaching
at Lincoln Elementary. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church
of Cuyahoga Falls, its Wesley Sunday School Class, and the Wesleyan Circle.
She was a January 1938 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School, a graduate
of Kent State University, and a member of Kappa Kappa Iota Professional
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack F. and sister, Julia
Lowe, and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Gretchen
of Wooster, John and Margaret of Rochester, N.Y., Charles and Diane of
Cuyahoga Falls; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Wayne Schuman of Forest
City, Ark.; grandchildren, Edward (Lisa), Jeffrey (Taema), Julia, Tracy
and Matthew; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Doran Hammack of Cuyahoga
Falls; sister, Miriam Smetts of Stow; and brother-in-law, Eugene Lowe of
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Clifford-Shoemaker
Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, where a funeral service will
be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Dr. Forrest J. Waller officiating. Interment
at Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may
be made to the Hospce Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, Ohio 44333,
or her church Gifts & Memorials Fund, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls,
(Cifford-Shoemaker, 928-2147.) A Golden Rule Funeral Home
Dempsey V. Golden, Sr.
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Dempsey V. Golden, Sr., 71, died May 1, 1998.
Mr. Golden was born in Buckhannon, W. Va., and resided in Cuyahoga
Falls since 1943, moving there from W. Virginia. He had worked as a tool
and die maker for Colonial Machine and Hunt Machine Co., and was a vetearn
of World War II serving with the U.s. Navy.
He is survived by several children, grandchildren and siblings; his
loving companion of 25 years, Ruth Russell and special niece, Gloria Harr.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clifford-Shoemaker
Funeral Home, 1930 Front St. Cuyahoga Falls, where a funeral service will
be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Rev. Keith Kelly officiating. Interment
at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association,
1300 Christmas Seal Dr. N.W., Canton, Ohio 44709, in his memory.
(Clifford-Shoemaker, 928-2147.) A Golden Rule Funeral Home
John J. Gasbarro
John J. Gasbarro, 77, of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away suddenly Thursday,
April 30, 1998.
Mr. Gasbarro was born in Akron on June 20, 1920. He was a veteran of
World War II, serving in the U. S. Army Air Corps. His memberships included
the Castel DiSangro Society, Paradise Club, Senior All-star Travel, and
numerous bowling leagues in the past. He retired in 1981 from Goodyear
Aerospace Corp. in the maintenance department, after 30 years. John was
such a thoughtful and caring person to his family and the many, many friendships
he made through the years. He was a buddy to all who knew him. John will
be dearly missed by all his family and friends, and many will remember
him as ``Johnny Cakes.'' John's biggest enjoyment in life was being involved
in sports, particularly baseball, and especially bowling. He was an avid
and high-game bowler, even on the day he became ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Antonietta; brother,
Louie; brother-in-law, Frank Antonino; and niece, Mary Leonard. He is survived
by his sisters, Delia Antonino of Akron, Lucy (Steve) Flasco of Akron,
Mary (Phil) Campanale of Brimfield, Gloria (Richard) Leonard of Akron;
sister-in-law, Alice Gasbarro of Hudson; brother, Alfred Jr. (Dorothy)
Gasbarro of Cuyahoga Falls; also many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday, May 4, 1998, at 9:30 a.m., at the
Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron. Interment at Holy
Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 8
p.m. Special thanks to Akron General M.I.C.U. and the LifeBanc of Cleveland
for their special care of John and compassion to his family. Memorials
may be made to St. Anthony's Building Fund. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, AKRON, 376-4251.)
Viola J. Price
Viola J. Price, 77, died Wednesday, May 20, 1998.
Mrs. Price was born in Akron and was a homemaker. She was a volunteer
for the American Heart Association, and was an avid gardener and card player.
Preceded in death by her daughter, Carol L., Mrs. Price is survived
by her husband, Leonard; sons, Wayne and Keith, both of Akron, and Brian
of Harwich Port, Mass.; sister, Jean Theiss of Akron; three grandchildren,
and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends TODAY from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
the CIRIELLO FUNERAL HOME--ROSE HILL CHAPEL, 3653 W. Market St., where
funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment at Rose Hill
Burial Park. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American
(CIRIELLO FUNERAL HOME--ROSE HILL CHAPEL, 666-3089.)
Monie Dodd (Jarvis)
Monie Dodd (Jarvis), 80 years, passed away April 30, 1998.
Born in Shock, W. Va., she resided in the Akron area for 56 years.
Mrs. Dodd retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., was a member
of the LaFems and the 40&8.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Shirley R. Dodd; son, Gerald
D. Jarvis; daughters, F. Carole Jarvis, C. Katherine Perry, and Sharon
A. Foster; stepson, Donald (Hella) Dodd; grandchildren, Kym Jarvis, Kelli
(Frank) Hilton, Gerald G. (Tammy) Jarvis, David (Kristine) Witner, Donald
Witner, Elizabeth (Todd) Quarfot, Kyle (Michelle) Witner, Wesley J. D.
Perry, Gary E. Foster, and Phyllis Foster-Davis; 11 great-grandchildren;
sisters, Maxine (J. W.) Burch, Madeline (Forest) Minney.
Funeral service Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the Eckard-Baldwin Sanctuary Chapel,
760 E. Market St., Rev. J. W. Burch officiating. Interment at Hillside
Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 8
p.m. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care
Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Fairlawn 44333. (Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home
& Chapel, 535-7141.)
Louis A. Dirker, Esq.
Louis A. Dirker, Esq., 72, of Tallmadge, passed away at his home Friday,
May 1, 1998.
Born in Akron, he was a lifetime area resident. Louis was a practicing
attorney for 36 years, retiring in 1996. He attended Kent State University
and graduated from the Akron School of Law in 1960. He served in the U.
S. Army Airborne during World War II. Louis was a member of Our Lady of
Victory Catholic Church in Tallmadge, Post 19 of the American Legion, and
the American Bar Association.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Elinor; children and spouses,
Louis and Miriam Dirker, and Christine and Terry McHugh, both of Cuyahoga
Falls, Gregory and Kim Dirker of Eagle, Colorado, and Mary Van Almen of
Tallmadge; and 12 grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Victory
Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. John Hengle officiating. Burial at Holy Cross
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hummel Funeral Home, 500 E. Exchange
St., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service. (Hummel, a Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 253-6126.)
Kathryn M. ``Kay'' Craig
Kathryn M. ``Kay'' Craig, 94, passed away April 30, 1998.
Born in Osceola Mills, Pa., she resided in Akron most of her life,
moving to Port Charlotte, Fla., in 1971 after retiring, and returning to
Akron in 1987. Mrs. Craig was employed as a nurse with the Akron Health
Department, and attended St. Matthews, St. Vincent, and St. Hilary Catholic
Preceded in death by husbands, Jerry Polm and William Craig; brothers,
Raymond, Joseph, and Vincent; and parents, Frank and Jessie Scovern; she
is survived by relatives and close friends who loved her, Gladys Scovern,
Raymond and Linda Scovern, James and Jill Scovern, Mary and Tom McLaughlin,
Barbara and John Jacobson, Patsy Templeton, Betty Ann Miller, Sue and Tom
Thomas, and Elsie Mendez.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at St. Matthew Catholic
Church, 2603 Benton St., Akron. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends
may call at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Rd. (Route 91),
Akron, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. (Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)
Evelyn Alvina Baer
Evelyn Alvina Baer, 83, died May 1, 1998.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Mitsuko Baer;
daughter, Karen Ruckel; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and John Pozna, all
of Medina; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline
Wilt of Cuyahoga Falls; and sister-in-law, Jean Lachman of Suffield Twp.
Service will be held 11 A.M. MONDAY at the Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum
Chapel, with Chaplain Bonnie McCulley officiating. There are no calling
hours. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Granger Rescue Squad,
Attn. Chief John Hadam, 3691 Granger Rd., Medina, 44256, or to the Hospice
of Medina County, 797 N. Court Rd., Medina, 44256. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel,
Bill Wack, 71, passed away April 17, 1998, in Nova Scotia, Canada,
after a long cancer illness.
He had graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1944. Bill was a philosopher
and ``left his footprints in the sands of time,'' as was written in his
senior yearbook in 1944.
Preceded in death by Louise, his wife of 30 years; his parents, Carl
and Laura; brothers, Carl and Jim; and sister, Miriam, he is survived by
his children, Licia, Janet, and Bill; four grandchildren, all of Canada;
brothers, Jack, Dick, and David, all of Maryland; and sisters, Mary K.
Teague of Texas, Sister Eleanor Wack, OP, a Dominican Sister of Akron,
Ann Roche of Florida, Carol Bailey of Maryland, and Gretchen Griffin of
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family, c/o Licia Wack,
Box 306, Aylesford, Nova Scotia, NS BOP-1 CO, Canada.
Alice A. Stull
Alice A. Stull, 75, of Hartville, died Saturday morning, May 2, 1998,
in Aultman Hospital.
Born January 27, 1923 in Magnolia to the late Dr. John J. and Sarah
Eva (Rinehart) VanVoorhis, Alice was a graduate of Magnolia High School
and the Canton Beauty School. She had retired from the K-Mart Store in
North Canton. She was also a member of the Hartville United Church of Christ
and the Lake Senior Center.
Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Stull, in 1978, and by a son,
Robert Eugene Stull, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law,
Melody and Rick Allman of North Canton, and Robin and John Spuhler of Uniontown;
two sisters, Evelyn Crowe of Eastlake, Ohio, and Lucile Hickman of Bolivar;
two brothers, John J. VanVoorhis of Dayton and Glenn VanVoorhis of Massillon;
four grandchildren, Beckie, Chris and Mandy Allman and Emily Spuhler; and
a great-granddaughter, Alexis.
Services will be held Tuesday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at the Arnold Funeral
Home in Hartville, with Rev. Stuart King officiating. Interment at Mount
Peace Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
(Arnold, Hartville, 877-9364.)
George E. Stacy
George E. Stacy, 70, of Akron, passed away Thursday morning, April
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, 1:30 p.m., at the Reed Funeral
Home, with Rev. Raymond L. Tucker officiating. Burial will be at North
Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour prior to services,
from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his
name to Hospice, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron 44333.
Ruth Louella Schmidt
Ruth Louella Schmidt, 91, a resident of Brewster Park Nursing Home,
died Friday in the home after a period of declining health.
She was born in Stark County, Ohio, the daughter of the late William
H. and Mellie M. Seibert Ax. A homemaker, she was a life resident of the
area, and a member of Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church in North
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Fred A. Schmidt, on Nov. 17, 1991; she is survived by one son, Rev. Fred
A. Schmidt, Jr., of Tallmadge, Ohio; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held in Chapel of the Cross, United Methodist Church,
North Lawrence, on Tuesday, May 5, 1998 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Douglas Meek
officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Union Cemetery, Strasburg,
Ohio. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lantzer Funeral Home,
Beach City, Ohio, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials
may be made to Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church, 14411 Orville
St., North Lawrence, Ohio 44666.
Anthony Mathew Pepe
Anthony Mathew Pepe, 8, of Reynoldsburg, died Friday, May 1, 1998,
at Childrens Hospital.
He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Parish School of Religion,
Kids-N-Kamp, and honored patient of the Leukemia Society and Team in Training.
He is survived by his parents, Mathew and Michele Pepe of Reynoldsburg;
brother, C. J. Pepe; maternal grandparents, Donald and Barbara MacDonald
of Doylestown, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Mathew and Glenda Pepe of East
Liverpool, Ohio; great-grandmother, Lucille MacDonald of Medina, Ohio;
aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends, ``Anthony's Army''.
Family will receive friends Sunday 2 to 5 p.m., and Monday 10 to 11:30
a.m. at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 East Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio,
where funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, with the Fr. Daniel
Ochs officiating. Those who wish may contribute to the Kids-N-Kamp in Anthony's
Gertrude M. Osborne
WADSWORTH -- Gertrude M. Osborne, 93, passed away April 30, 1998, at
Altercare of Wadsworth.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Linda Welday, and is
survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Kathleen Welday; five grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Monday, May 4 at the Cox Funeral
Home (7984 Ridge Rd.), Pastor Larrison officiating. Visitation will be
Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. (Cox Funeral Home, Wadsworth, 335-3311.)
Forest Bruce Metz
Forest Bruce Metz, 73, passed away May 2, 1998.
Bruce was born at Nicut, Calhoun County, W. Va. He retired from Firestone.
He served in the U. S. Army in World War II, and was a member of V.F.W.
Preceded in death by parents, Martin and Maude (Boone) Metz; brothers,
Thurl and Clell; and sister, Anna Longfellow; survivors include daughters,
Wanda Bush of Glenville, W. Va., Diane Stopher, Debbie Cook (with whom
he resided), Denise (Ed) Heppe, Denine Metz, and Dawn Marks; son, Steve
Metz, all of Akron; sisters, Emma Siers, Gertie Perkins, Inez Carr, Pauline
Frarr, Irene Wayne; brothers, Junior and Frank Metz, all of West Virginia;
15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements being handled by Stump's Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, W.
Va., (304) 354-6104. At Dad's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Robert C. Merrill
STOW -- Robert C. Merrill, 87, passed away April 27, 1998.
He attended Missouri University at Columbia and The Rolla School of
Mines, and was employed most of his life as an engineer. Mr. Merrill was
the TNT expert employed in the construction of Mt. Rushmore; following
this, he was employed at the Ravenna Arsenol for many years, and then Bridgestone-Firestone.
In later life, he also worked as a real estate broker.
Preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth H. Merrill, and brother, L.
Todd Merrill, he is survived by sister-in-law, Dorothy Merrill of Quitman,
Texas, and niece, Mary George of El Paso, Texas.
There will be no calling hours or services. Memorials may be made to
the Alzheimer's Association, 157 W. Cedar St., Akron, Ohio 44307.
(Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello & Carr, Falls Chapel, 929-3866.)
Robert E. Hackenberg
BARBERTON -- Robert E. Hackenberg, 80, passed away at his residence
May 7, 1998.
He was born in Barberton, where he was a life resident. Robert was
employed by the City of Barberton, retiring 19 years ago. He was a member
of Columbia United Church of Christ and also the Barberton Masonic Lodge
750 F&AM and Genet Chapter of O.E.S. 212. He was a veteran of World
War II, serving with the United States Army.
He is survived by wife, Mildred; sons, Leroy of Barberton, Robert E.
of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughter, Patricia (Eugene) Dyrdek of Dayton; grandchildren,
Kimberly, Kelly, Denise, and Rob; great-grandchildren, Sean and Cole; sister,
Betty Wood of Barberton.
Funeral services will be Monday, 1 p.m., at Columbia United Church
of Christ (978 Wooster Rd. W.), Pastor David C. Craig officiating. Interment
Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling hours will be Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m., at the funeral home and also one hour prior to service Monday.
Masonic services Saturday at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to the church.
(Hahn, Barberton, 825-2467.)
Irene Mae Bird Grindle
SHARON TWP. -- Irene Mae Bird Grindle, born June 4, 1916, died May
1, 1998, of cancer, at Copley Health Center, after a two-month illness.
Mrs. Grindle graduated from Sharon School and the University of Akron
in education. She taught school at Isham in Wadsworth, Highland in Sharon,
and later at Sherman School District in Norton before retiring. She was
an active member of Fairlawn Lutheran Women's Guild, Braille Work Center
no. 191, Lutheran Women's Missionary League, and Tuesday Bible Class.
Mrs. Grindle was preceded in death by parents, Edward and Hazel Nimon
Bird; husband, Albert; and grandson, James Albert Hazen. She is survived
by daughters, Faye (Mrs. Dale) Curtis, Betty (Mrs. Norman) Hazen; son,
John, all of Sharon Twp.; grandchildren, Dale and Cathy Curtis and family
of Abilene, Kan., Lora and Brian Kluk and family, Gary Curtis, Jason and
Justin Hazen, Albert, Jaimie, and Annie Grindle, all of Sharon Twp.; five
great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Morrison of Guilford Twp., Wanda Sanders,
Cecil Wolf, Evelyn Homoni, Esta Shultzman; and brother, Edward Bird, Jr.,
all of Wadsworth.
Funeral service Monday at 1 p.m. at Fairlawn Lutheran Church, 3415
W. Market St., Fairlawn, Rev. Charles D. Lentner officiating. Interment
at Rose Hill Burial Park, Tuesday at 9 a.m. The family will receive friends
TODAY 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home,
174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, and two hours prior to service at the church.
Contributions may be made to Fairlawn Lutheran Church or Sharon Fire Department.
(Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)
Irvin H. ``Duke'' Elmore
ELLET-- Irvin H. ``Duke'' Elmore, 89, passed away May 1, 1998.
Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was a life resident of the Akron area. Mr.
Elmore retired in 1971 after 39 years of service with Goodyear Tire &
Rubber and Goodyear Aerospace. A member of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church,
Adoniram Lodge 517 F&AM, and Yusef Khan Grotto, he was a loving father
and grandfather, and will be deeply missed.
Preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, in 1997, he is survived by son,
Gary (Karen) Elmore of Glendale, Ariz.; daughter, Linda (Leland) Magnuson
of Uniontown; grandchildren, Lora Magnuson and husband, Bill Miller of
Atlanta, Ga., Eric Magnuson of Uniontown, Brian and Kelly Elmore, both
of Glendale, Ariz.; brother, Cecil Elmore of Maryland; and sisters, Mildred
Elmore and Myrtle Campbell, both of North Carolina, and Geneva Thorton
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Oak Hill Presbyterian
Church, 2406 Ardwell Ave., Akron, with Pastors David Frees and Cathleen
Bunting officiating. Burial at Hillside Memorial Park. Friends may call
at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Rd. (Route 91), Akron, from
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where an Elders service will be held at 6:45 p.m.
Memorials maybe made to Oak Hill Presbyterian Church.
(Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)