|Thomas ``Keith'' Anderson
ORRVILLE -- Thomas ``Keith'' Anderson, 45, of Orrville, died Sunday
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
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,
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
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
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 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,
Lenora ``Nora'' Anne Hausknecht
Lenora A. Hausknecht, 51, of Brimfield, died Tuesday at Robinson Memorial
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,
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,
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
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.
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
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
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, 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
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.
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,
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,
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.
Virginia Schantz Whiting
Virginia (Ginny) Whiting passed to her next existence Friday, May 1,
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,
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
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
Ruth E. Sutton
WADSWORTH -- Ruth E. Sutton, 87, went home to be with the Lord on May
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
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.)