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Miscellaneous Summit County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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Thomas ``Keith'' Anderson
ORRVILLE -- Thomas ``Keith'' Anderson, 45, of Orrville, died Sunday evening.
He is survived by wife, Karen (nee Sanders) Anderson of Orrville; daughters, Kerrie and Jill Anderson, both of Orrville; stepson, Thomas Barnes Jr. of Akron; stepson and daughter-in-law, Jared and Tonya Barnes of Doylestown; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy) Hosfeld of Wooster; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Charlotte Green of Doylestown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Barb Anderson of Clinton, Dave and Debbie Anderson of Austintown, and Mike and Sherree Anderson of Rittman; sisters, Mrs. Bob (Connie) Beltz of Orrville and Diane Smith of Marshallville; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Ed (Pat) Perry of Doylestown.
Services will be held at 1 p.m Thursday, May 7, at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Wayne County Division, P.O. Box 267, Wooster 44691.  (Auble, 1-330-682-2966.) 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Roddy Joseph Adelman
Roddy Joseph Adelman, 53, died Monday, May 4, at Magnolia Care Center in Wadsworth, after a prolonged illness.
A 1964 graduate of Central High School, Roddy had worked for several years with the Chrysler Corp. 
Preceded in death by his father, Marcus Adelman, Roddy leaves behind his mother, Joan Gerber of Akron; brothers, Richard (Delores) Adelman, Mark (Ella) Adelman, David (Marcia) Adelman; sisters, Marilyn Hughes, Doris (Bill) Watts, and Theresa (Ron) Jones. Roddy also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. 
The family wishes to extend their thanks to the people of Hospice, especially Karen, Maria, and Bill, for their constant love, support and understanding. A very special ``thanks you'' to Sandy Wellman of Magnolia Care, who has been a constant companion to Roddy during his last five months. She is a very special person. 
There are no calling hours. Private services will be held for the immediate family only. Roddy, please tell Daddy, Ted, Don, and Alena Beth ``Hi'' from all of us. We will miss you so very much. (Cox Funeral Home, Wadsworth, 335-3311.) 

Rick L. Marshall
GREENSBORO, N. C. -- At peace and with his Lord, Rick L. Marshall, 47, died Saturday, May 2, 1998, at his residence.
A native of Akron, Rick was a 1969 graduate of Field High School, and was a member of Westover Church in Greensboro, N. C.
Survivors include his son, Eric S. Marshall; daughters, Rene C. and Kari N. Marshall, all of Greensboro, N. C.; parents, Jim and Delores Marshall of Mogadore; brothers, Rex Marshall of Greentown and Kurt Marshall of Uniontown; and sister, Michelle Atkinson of Xenia.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillside Memorial Park Chapel in Akron, Eloy Pacheco officiating.

Edward C. Loomis
Edward C. Loomis, 80, passed away suddenly May 6, 1998.
He was born in Akron on Oct. 30, 1917, and lived most of his life in Akron. He was employed by Summit Electric, and had been a major in the Army Air Corps during World War II 450th Bomb Squadron. He graduated from North High School in 1936 and also Kent State University, and was a life member of AMVETS.
Preceded in death by parents, Charles E. and Lillian E. Loomis, he is survived by sisters, Betty Poules of Akron, Janet Fuller of Dayton; nieces, Marilyn Falcione of Akron, Kathleen Flynn of Trotwood, Ohio; nephews, Ed Fuller of Huron, Ohio, Bill Fuller of Massachusetts; several great-nieces and -nephews; special friends, Edie Thompson of Cuyahoga Falls.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron. Calling hours will be 1 p.m. until time of service. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, AKRON, 376-4251.)

Helen R. Lindsay
HUDSON -- Helen R. Lindsay, 85, died May 5, 1998.
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, she had lived many places, including Brazil, and had worked as both a nurse and realtor.
Preceded in death by husband, William S., in 1969, she is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Carloss Stover of Hudson; son and daughter-in-law, William S. III and Sally Lindsay of Escondido, Calif.; grandsons, Chris and Bill Lindsay, Rick and Jim Stover; great-grandsons, Matt and Dan Kirkey, Jack Stover, and Ian Lindsay; sisters, Maryanna Jones of Columbus and Hester Kerr of Roswell, Ga.
Rev. Jack Yeager will conduct a memorial service Saturday, 1 p.m., at Redmon Funeral Home. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Columbus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Laurel Lake Retirement Community Foundation, 200 Laurel Lake Dr., Hudson 44236.
(Redmon, Stow, 688-6631.) 

Vivian V. Kunkler
RITTMAN -- Vivian V. Kunkler, 82, formerly of Rittman, went home to be with the Lord on May 6, 1998, at Briarwood Nursing Home in Stow.
She was born in Rittman, spent her early years in Akron, and returned to Rittman after high-school graduation. She had worked in the Rittman city offices, at the former Rittman Savings Bank, and for Brown Cleaners. She was an active member of the Grace Brethren Church in Rittman, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years.
Surviving are son, John (Barbara) of Stow; sister, Dorothy Westerholm of Lakeland, Fla.; and grandsons, Andrew and Brian. Her husband, Clayton, died in 1981.
Services Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, where friends may call one hour before service. Pastor Bud Olszewski will officiate, with burial at Rittman Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Grace Brethren Church, 44 S. First St., Rittman 44270. (Gillman, 925-2911.)

Rev. Craig A. Hunter
Rev. Craig A. Hunter, who ascended to a high position in the General Board of Global Ministries of United Methodism after serving several United Methodist Churches in Ohio, died Tuesday, May 5, at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, from complications of pneumonia. He was 46.
Dr. Hunter was born Aug. 31, 1951, and reared in Akron, was a graduate of North High School, Akron University, the United Methodist Theological School of Delaware, Ohio, and Michigan University, from which he received a doctorate in theology.
He is survived by his mother, Marie, and his stepfather, Reginald Kelley; sister, Janet and her husband, Robert Lees; nephew, Donald Hunter Lees of Wooster; and various other relatives. His father, Tinsley Hunter, preceded him in death in 1984.
Funeral services will be Saturday morning, May 9, at 10:30, at the Church of the Master, 800 E. Market St., Akron. Visitation will be Friday at the Hummel Funeral Home, 500 E. Exchange St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Conducting the funeral will be Rev. Bruce Batchelor-Glader, Rev. Dan Bryant, and Rev. Kenneth Maddox. Memorial gifts may be made to Church of the Master for the Craig Hunter Scholarship Fund for Holy Boldness Urban Ministries or a charity of your choice.
His pastoral positions in Ohio included ministerial service at the Tallmadge United Methodist Church; the Palmyra United Methodist Church in Diamond; and the Richard Brown United Methodist Church in Youngstown, where he served 11 years. He also served the East Ohio Conference of Ministries in Canton for six years. From there he was summoned in the fall of 1997 to become the executive secretary of Urban Ministries with the General Board of Global Ministries in New York City. At the time of his death, he was a member of Duane United Methodist Church of New York City. (Hummel, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 253-6126.) 

Martin L. Zalar
COPLEY -- Martin Louis Zalar, 78, died May 12, 1998, at Hospice of Visiting Nurse.
Funeral services TODAY, 9:30 a.m., at the Hahn Funeral Home, with 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fr. Albert Kunkel, celebrant. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials are requested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
(HAHN, Barberton, 825-2467.) 

Margaret C. (Cooper) Hogan
Margaret C. (Cooper) Hogan, beloved wife of R. E. ``Jim''; loving mother of Gayle (Howard Leshner) Hawkings; grandmother of Noah; dear aunt of Kay, Kenneth, Virginia, John, and David; dearest friend of John, Janet, Michael, and Matthew Rizzuto, and Anne and Thom Palmer; passed away May 4.
Memorials may be forwarded to the Sjogren's Foundation or the National Arthritis Foundation. Memorial services at Sheffield Lake United Church of Christ, 603 Sunset Ave., Sheffield Lake, Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the church one hour before the service. Arrangements by BUSCH-BURMEISTER FAMILY CHAPEL in Avon Lake (1-440-933-3202). 

Beulah Rones
Beulah Mae Rones, 68, went home to be with the Lord on May 12, 1998, at Akron General Medical Center, after a short illness.
Born in Birmingham, Ala., she lived in this community for 45 years. 
Beulah is survived by sons, Sam McGruder of Sumpter, S. C., Clyde Rones Jr., Murray A. Rones, Bernard L. Rones, all of Akron; daughters, Thelma Ford, Juanita Watson-Sheppard, Selisa L. Rackley, all of Akron; sisters, Bertha Flemming, Ella Mae Sellers, both of Cleveland, Maidie Smith of Akron; beloved friends of Bisson Avenue; 26 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, with Reverend Durwood Lockett officiating. Interment at Glendale Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 12 to 1 p.m. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 863 Hayden Ave. (Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.) 

Lenora ``Nora'' Anne Hausknecht
Lenora A. Hausknecht, 51, of Brimfield, died Tuesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 20, 1947, in Cleveland, the daughter of Leonard and Ann (Menthart) Lavdis. Mrs. Hausknecht had worked as a sales representative for Reliance Electric for 26 years. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Kent.
Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Richard; sons, Shane (Anita) of Stow, Stan at home, and Michael at home; stepparents, Lou and Peg Mathias of Mentor; sisters, Pam Simmons of Arizona, Michelle Lavdis of Garfield Heights, and Dodie Lavdis of Twinsburg; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel. A 1 p.m. service Saturday will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Kent, with Rev. George Gaiser officiating. Interment will be at Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent. (Wood-Kortright, Kent Chapel, 678-4433.) 

Branislav (Bato) Gomirac
Branislav (Bato) Gomirac, 81, died May 4, 1998, at Pebble Creek Center in Coventry Township.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 10 a.m., at Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home in Akron. V. Rev. Milan Bajich will officiate. Burial at Lakewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends TONIGHT, 6 to 8, at the funeral home, where a Parastas (memorial) service will be held at 7:30 p.m. (Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz, 724-1281.)

Nora L. Fogt (nee Burch)
Nora L. Fogt, nee Burch, 40, passed away at her residence May 5, 1998. 
She was born in Akron on April 30, 1958, the daughter of James and Joyce Burch Sr. She attended Waterloo High School and was a member of Abate Chapter Zero. Nora loved gathering with friends and family, and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her loving family, father and stepmother, James and Mary Burch Sr.; mother, Joyce Burch; daughter, Jennifer Fogt; sons, Ronald Fogt Jr. and Jason Robinson; sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Walt Hoge; brother and sister-in-law, James and Jackie Burch, and Joe Burch; grandparents, Dorothy and Bill Raff; many family and friends.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. TODAY at FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 131 N. Canton Rd. (at Gilchrist Road), where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. If desired, contributions may be directed to the family. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park will be held at the convenience of the family.
(Farley, 784-3334.)

Joe O. Curry
Joe O. Curry, 74, passed away May 5, 1998, at Akron City Hospital, after a long illness.
Born in Talladega, Ala., he lived in this community 55 years. He was employed as a real estate broker for J. Ostell Curry, last working in 1992. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, serving as a deacon, Mt. Calvary Lodge 76, the National Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtists.
Mr. Curry is survived by wife, Velma Alice Thomas Curry; sons, Frank (Nina) Curry, Jay (Christine) Curry, both of Akron; daughter, Margaret (Edward) Pruitt of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Curry of Talladega, Ala.; a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Bethel Baptist Church, with Reverend Darrel Isaiah officiating and Reverend G. A. Humphrey Sr. eulogizing. Interment at Mount Peace Cemetery. Friends may call at the church Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 1129 Seventh Ave. (Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.) 

Elizabeth Josefczyk
Elizabeth Josefczyk, 87, of Tallmadge, passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Akron City Hospital.
Formerly of St. Clairsville, Mrs. Josefczyk was born in Hungary on March 15, 1911. She was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church.
Preceded in death by her parents, Steve Nagy Sr. and Rose Kolozsi; husband, John Josefczyk; and brothers, Steve Jr. and Joe Nagy, Elizabeth is survived by her sister, Margaret Aleva of Tallmadge; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at the Beck Funeral Home, 204 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Fr. Thomas Graven officiated. Interment was at Union Cemetery in St. Clairsville. (Beck, 1-740-695-2454.)

Jack Chandler
Jack Chandler, 66, of Beaver, Ohio, died May 5, 1998, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 15, 1931, in Beaver, Ohio, to George Estil and Lydia (Osborn) Chandler. He was employed as an electrician for Conrail, and served in the U. S. Army.
Preceded in death by brother, Hargas Roscoe McKenzie, he is survived by his wife of 47 years (married May 13, 1950), Lenora (West) Chandler; sons, James (Dolly) Chandler of Beaver, Ed (Lana) Chandler of West Union, Wayne (Judy) Chandler of Beaver, and Mike (Diane) Chandler of Flowery Branch, Ga.; brother, Jerry Chandler of Jackson; sister, Anna Lee Newman of McArthur; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Calling hours 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1998. Funeral services at 2 p.m. May 8, 1998, at the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver, Ohio, Rev. Wayne Harris officiating. Burial at Beaver Union Cemetery. (COX FUNERAL HOME, 1-740-226-3037.) 

Rector R. Carper
NORTON -- Rector R. Carper, 87, passed away May 5, 1998.
Rector was born in Little Lefthand, W. Va., on June 8, 1910. He worked for B. F. Goodrich in their mold department for 27 years.
He was preceded in death by Oval Bitting Carper; stepdaughter, Sarah Porr; three brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Velda (Wayne) Carper; stepdaughters, Dianna and Kay Wayne of Norton; stepson, Larry Bitting of Wellington, Ohio; brother, Floyd Carper of West Virginia; sisters, Kathleen of West Virginia, Ethel of North Carolina; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton, Thursday, May 7 from 6 to 9 p.m., where service will be held Friday, May 8 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Douglas Shoup officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in Rector's memory. (Bacher, (330) 825-3633.) 

Asa C. Brown
Asa C. Brown died May 4, 1998, after a long illness.
Born in Boley, Okla., in 1918, Asa, at the age of two, was brought to Akron by his parents, Vergie and Euel. He grew up in Akron, attending Robinson Grade School and East High School. During World War II, he served in the Navy. After raising his family, he retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. with 40 years of service.
Preceded in death by the mother of his children, Lillian; son, Dennis; and daughters, Kay and Virginia, he is survived by wife, Wanda; sons, James, David, and Timothy; daughter, Beverly; stepdaughters, Janet and Ginger; and beloved sister, Vera.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Arlington Church of God, Rev. Ronald Fowler officiating. Interment at Glendale Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 noon until time of service.
(Marco Sommerville, 836-2725.) 

Phyllis H. Bonner
Phyllis H. Bonner, 77, went home to be with the Lord on May 4, 1998.
Funeral service will be TODAY, 2 p.m., at the Hopkins Lawver MOGADORE Funeral Home, 34 S. Cleveland Ave. (Route 532), with Rev. Eloy Pacheco officiating. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service time TODAY. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 1192, Akron, Ohio 44309, or the Alzheimer's Association, 157 W. Cedar St., Akron 44307. (Hopkins Lawver, Mogadore, 733-6271.) 

Leonard D. Ange
Leonard D. Ange, 62, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 1998.
He was born in Akron, and retired from Paine Webber Inc. in 1994 with 35 years service. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, and a veteran of the Air Force.
Mr. Ange was preceded in death by father, Leonard G.; and grandson, Mitchell Ange. He is survived by wife, Carol; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Geri of Akron, Edward and Tracy of Akron; son, Kenneth of Akron; daughter, Mary Lucas of Tallmadge; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Vince McDonough of Cuyahoga Falls; mother, Frances Ange of Tallmadge; brothers, Donald (Jerri) of Hartville, Mike (Roseann) of Tallmadge; sisters, Marylou (Don) Clark of Tallmadge, Helen (Vaughn) Hunter of Ashtabula, Donna Ange of Maryland; grandchildren, Tricia, Anthony, Nicholas, Alyssa, Madison, and Brooke.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 9:30 a.m., at the Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home, 95 W. Waterloo Rd.; and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends TODAY, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul School Endowment Fund or the Hospice Care Center.
(Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz, 724-1281.)

Virginia Schantz Whiting
Virginia (Ginny) Whiting passed to her next existence Friday, May 1, 1998.
Virginia was born in Orrville on July 3, 1916, to Victor and Bess Schantz. Educated in the Orrville schools, Duke University, and Kent State University, Ginny taught in a one-room school in Baughman Township, the East Franklin schools, and in the Green Local Schools. In November 1940, she married Eugene F. Whiting, and for 49 years they nurtured one another. He passed on May 1, 1989.
Ginny is survived by son, Bruce and daughter-in-law, Donna Whiting of Orrville; daughter, Rebecca (Becky) Williams of Atlanta; loving grandchildren, John of Cleveland, Kristina of Orrville, Matthew and Scott of Atlanta; also, she is survived by brothers, Bruce and John Schantz of Orrville; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in Orrville on Saturday, May 9, 1998, at 2 p.m., at the Christ United Church of Christ, 301 N. Main St. (state Route 57), Orrville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the VNS Hospice Care Center or one's favorite charity.

Raymond Lee ``Shorty'' Wheeler
Raymond Lee ``Shorty'' Wheeler, 70, of Akron, died Tuesday, May 5, 1998.
Mr. Wheeler was born in Akron on Sept. 20, 1927. He retired in 1989 from the Baumgardner Products Co. as a mixture man, after 40 years.
Preceded in death by his mother, Bessie; father, Morman; brothers, William, Alfred and Roy; sister, Corinne Postal; brothers-in-law, Dayle Postal and James Perich Sr., he is survived by his sisters, Helen (John) Porosky, Ruth Perich, and Margarite (William) Palmer; brothers, Herman (Geraldine), Charles (Kay), and Robert (Ellen); 12 nieces and nephews, 15 great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday, 11 a.m., at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron, Rev. Dale O. Smith officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, AKRON, 376-4251.) 

Bettie J. Wenck
WINCHESTER, Ind. -- Bettie J. Wenck, 70, of North Canton, passed away May 5, 1998.
A native of Winchester, Ind., she had been an area resident for 24 years.
Preceded in death by her parents, she is survived by daughters, Kathy (Carl) Covert of Fostoria, Ohio, CeCe (Ron) Soroka of North Canton, Teresa, Linda Carpentar of Akron; sons, Billy of Naples, Fla., and Michael (Laura) of Akron; brother, John Shinn of Winchester, Ind.; seven grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Schlup-Pucak Funeral Chapel, Kenmore Boulevard at Eighth Street, where friends may call one hour before service time, Fr. Paul Schindler officiating. Burial at Lakewood Cemetery.
(Schlup-Pucak, 745-3131.) 

Ruth E. Sutton
WADSWORTH -- Ruth E. Sutton, 87, went home to be with the Lord on May 5, 1998.
Ruth was born in Canton but lived in Mansfield after the age of six. She graduated from Mansfield High School and Wittenberg College, where she was president of Chi Omega Sorority. She taught in Mansfield until she married Wayne Sutton in 1940. After moving to Wadsworth in 1941 and Norton in 1950, she taught in Manchester, Norton, and Wadsworth. She lived in Golden, Colo., from 1973 to 1977 and then in Cape Coral, Fla., until moving back to Wadsworth in 1992. She was active in Trinity United Church of Christ in Wadsworth and Presbyterian churches in Lakewood, Colo., and Cape Coral.
She is survived by her loving husbang, Wayne; daughters and their husbands, Patricia and Dr. Leonard Maliska of Doylestown, Pa., and Nancy and Javad Hada of Sunnyvale, Calif.; son and his wife, Richard and Gisela Sutton of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Geoffrey and Erik Maliska, Wendy Sutton Becerra, Kristina Sutton, and Ryan Sutton. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Cox Funeral Home, 7984 Ridge Rd. (state Route 94). Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Jonathan Knight officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wadsworth. (Cox Funeral Home, Wadsworth, 335-3311.)


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