FAIRLAWN -- Betty Haidet, 71, passed away at Hospice Care Center in
Copley Township, after a long illness.
Funeral services Monday, 2 p.m., at Mausoleum Chapel in Rose Hill Burial
Park. Visitation Sunday 2 to 5 p.m., at Adams-Mason Memorial Chapel, 791
E. Market St. Services will be conducted by Rev. Dale A. Young.
John D. Eberhardt Sr.
John D. Eberhardt Sr. John D. Eberhardt Sr., 91, went home to be with
the Lord on Dec. 28, 1998, at Akron City Hospital.
Born in Carlton, Ga., he lived in this community for many years. He
was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed as a supervisor
by the U.S. Post Office for 36 years, retiring in 1977. He was also one
of Akron's first black realtors, working in that field for 35 years. He
was a member of Prince of Peace Baptist Church, Mt. Herman Lodge, and D.A.V.
Mr. Eberhardt is survived by wife, Willie B.; daughters, Angelia, Antionette;
sons, John D. Jr. all of Akron, Fraizelle (Antoinnette) of Columbus; brother,
John F. (Rubie) of Philadelphia, Pa.; sisters, Gladys Ballard, Latrelle
Spivey, Ethel Q. Temple, all of Carlton, Ga., Curley Cade and Agnes S.
Orsley of Akron; six grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins,
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday at Prince of Peace
Baptist Church, with Rev. Milton Burrell officiating. Entombment at Rose
Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the church from 10:30 a.m. to 12
p.m. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 992 Endicott Dr.
(Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)
Lou Verna Citraro
Lou Verna Citraro, 52, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec.
Funeral services Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier
Funeral Home, Rev. Dale Balsar officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation TODAY, 7 to 9 p.m.
Catherine (Dolly) Chrislip
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Catherine (Dolly) Chrislip, 79, passed away Dec.
Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Clifford Shoemaker
Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Mass of Christian Burial
will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's. Interment at Chestnut Hill
(Clifford Shoemaker, 928-2147.)
A Golden Rule Funeral Home
Jean Swift Chima
Jean Swift Chima passed away Dec. 31, 1998, after a courageous battle
Born in Akron, she graduated from East High chool and received her
bachelor's degree in art at the University of Akron. She was vice president
of Phi Mu Sorority, and Akron University Mortar Board Honorary. After graduating
from college, she worked at the Chamber of Commerce.
On May 7, 1949, George P. Chima and Jean Margaret Swift were married
at First Presbyterian Church of Akron, where she had been an active member
over 60 years. They celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary last May.
They were world travelers and shared these experiences with travelog slide
presentations that Jean enjoyed assembling for churches, libraries, and
various groups. Although having visited so much of the globe, she also
felt, ``There is no place like home.'' Their home, which she enjoyed decorating
with her art works and creative talents, was featured in the Stan Hywet
Gracious Living Tour of Homes in 1996.
In the Akron community, Jean was president of the University of Akron
Women's Committee, a member of Hilltoppers Buchtelles, a member of the
University of Akron Alumni Board, member of Sumner Home Woman's Board,
a board member of the Association of Retarded Citizens, a member of Akron
Woman's City Club, and a member of Hower House and Witan. She was president
of Akron General Medical Center Women's Board, where she volunteered over
10,000 hours of service. Jean was a creative and accomplished artist, and
many of her pieces were sold to benefit Akron General.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey O. and Amelia Margaret
Swift; and brother, Albert Swift. Mourning her loss, but celebrating her
life, are husband, George P. Chima; her sons, Rodrick and wife, Cinda,
Lance and wife, Mary Lou, Trent and wife, Coleen; daughter, Nancy Jennings
and husband, Michael. Also, the younger joys of her life, her 10 grandchildren,
Rachel, Megan, Eric, Nicholas, Ashley, Keith, Patrick, Brian, Karl, and
Michelle. She alsoleaves behind brother-in-law and sister-in-law, C.P.
and Neal Chima; sisters-in-law, Mary Orashan, Helen and Evelyne Chima;
nieces, nephews, and many friends whom she loved and enjoyed.
Jean was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be forever
missed by her family and friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. MONDAY at the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
of AKRON, with Dr. Mark T. Ruppert and Rev. Harry B. VanFleet officiating.
Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the Billow FAIRLAWN
Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., SUNDAY, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Memorial gifts may be
sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Akron, 647 E. Market St., Akron
44304; or to the charity of your choice. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 867-4141.)
Muriel M. Burnham
Muriel M. Burnham passed away Dec. 30, 1998.
An Akron resident, she also resided in Cleveland and in Stuart, Fla.
She was the beloved wife of Charles S. for 58 years; dear mother of
Roberta M. (David M.) Frederick of Chicago, Ill., Elizabeth B. (James J.)
Curtis of Lyndhurst, Ohio; loving sister of Ernest of Cuyahoga Falls, Donald
of California, S.F. Milan (deceased), and Marie C. Lautz (deceased); loving
grandmother of Lisa R. (Joseph) Strazz, James C.J. (Roberta) Curtis, Kara
B. Frederick, Adam B. Curtis, and David A. Frederick.
A graduate of Actual Business college, she also attended Akron and
Western Reserve universities. She was a lifetime member of the Christ Child
Society of Cleveland, the Girl Scout Trefoil, and a charter member of the
Christ Child Society of Stuart, Fla. She was also a member of St. Sebastian
Church's Little Flower Garden Club and Sanctuary Society, Akron's Woman's
City Club, Garden Club of Stuart, Fla., Woman Auxiliary Board of Stan Hywet
Hall, the Parliamentary Law Study Club in Akron, and the Western Reserve
Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at St.
Sebastian Church, 476 Mull Ave., Akron 44320. The family will receive friends
Saturday morning at the church, from 10 to 11, and suggests that memorial
contributions be made to the Christ Child Society of Cleveland, 7819 Dogwood
Lane, Parma 44130. (Hummel, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 330-253-6126.)
Henry C. Brandon Sr.
(Mr. Streaker) Mr. Henry Clay Brandon Sr. passed away Dec. 28, 1998,
at Akron General Medical Center, after a short illness.
He was born Oct. 8, 1939, in Big Cove, Ala., and had been a resident
of the Akron community since 1959. He was employed by the Akron City Water
Department for 32 years, and had been a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist
Church for a long period of time. He enjoyed talking on the CB radio, where
he was known as ``Mr. Streaker'' or ``986.''
He was preceded in death by mother, Mrs. Lueatha Foster; father, Mr.
Clay Brandon; sister, Nancy Chisholm; and brother, Jerry Brandon. He is
survived by his loving and devoted wife, Geraldine; son, Henry Jr.; daughters,
Charletta and Denise; special grandson, Todd; grandaughter, Ashley; stepmother,
Willie Mae Brandon; mother-in-law, Willie Gilliam of Huntsville, Ala.;
brothers, Benny and James Foster of Huntsville, Ala., Garland Brandon;
sisters, Brenda Gary and Linda Brandon of Akron, Vennida Kennemer and Winda
Ford of Huntsville, Ala.; brothers-in-law, Virgle (Leola), Percy and Nora
Gilliam of Huntsville, Ala., and Donald Gary of Akron; sister-in-law, Louise
Gilliam of Huntsville, Ala.; a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist
Church, with Rev. Dr. Luther C. Cooper officiating. Interment at Mt. Peace
Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Procession
will form and condolences may be sent to 1433 Orlando Ave. (Stewart &
Luann Benedict, 26, our beloved daughter and sister, went to be with
our Lord on Dec. 29, 1998.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., TODAY
from 5 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Jan. 2, 1999, at the Cottage Grove
Evangelical Church, at 1 p.m., Pastors Harry Carmichael, Jack Ward and
John Friedland officiating. Interment at Union Cemetery in Canal Fulton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cottage Grove Evangelical
Congregational Church, 3133 Cottage Grove Rd., Akron 44319, for the ``Luann
Benedict Youth Fund.''
Daniel D. Bellman
Daniel D. Bellman, 58, passed away Dec. 31, 1998, at Wooster Hospital,
after fighting a battle with cancer. Funeral announcements later.
(Billow LAKES Chapel, 867-4141.)
Vera L. Willis
Vera L. Willis, 90, died Dec. 31 at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital.
Born in Orrville, she had been a resident of Akron since 1928. Vera
was an LPN at Edwin Shaw Hospital, and in later years did private-duty
nursing in Akron homes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Willis, and is survived
by daughter, Mary Lyn Burkey of Akron; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday, Jan. 4, 1:30 p.m., at the Gresser Funeral
Home in Orrville. Friends may call Monday from 12 noon until service time.
Burial at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. (Gresser, 682-7881.)
Emma L. Weimer
BRIMFIELD TWP. -- Emma L. Weimer, 88, went home to be with the Lord
on Dec. 31, 1998.
She was born in Pennsylvania, and moved to Ohio in 1942.
Preceded in death by her husband, John Ray, in November 1990, she is
survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd and Dolores of Akron, John
and Sydney of Bailey, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Lee Palmer
of Brooksville, Fla., Karyle and James Harper of Mayette, Kan.; daughter,
Shirley Barnes of Tallmadge; 33 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren,
eight great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Esther and Nellie, both of
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 1 p.m., at Victory Baptist Temple,
4167 state Route 43, Brimfield, with Rev. Mark Mohler officiating. Burial
at Hillside Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral
Home, 547 Canton Rd. (Route 91), Akron, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday; and at
the church from 12 noon until service time Tuesday. Memorials may be made
to the American Heart Association, 1236 Weathervane Lane, Akron 44313.
(Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)
Violet L. Thompson
Violet L. Thompson, 76, died Dec. 31, 1998, at Hospice Care Center.
She was born in Lumberport, W. Va., and had lived in the Akron area
for 50 years. Mrs. Thompson had worked 30 years for Crawford Book Bindery,
and was a member of East Akron Eagles Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of
the Cliff Hockley V.F.W. Post.
Preceded in death by son, Richard Earl Thompson, she is survived by
sons, Bernard Moyers of New Hampshire, Larry Dean Thompson; two grandsons,
three great-grandsons; nieces, Betty (Victor) Marcin of Uniontown, Barbara
(Gerry) Wallbrown of Akron; and many other family members and friends.
Friends may call at the Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore Blvd.,
TODAY, 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a brief service to conclude at the funeral
home. The family requests memorials to Hospice Care Center, 3340 Ridgewood
Rd., Fairlawn 44333.
Amanda Katherine Suso
DOYLESTOWN -- Amanda Katherine Suso, 3, died Dec. 31, 1998, at her
home, after a lengthy illness.
Amanda was a beautiful angel; a gift from God sent to help others get
to heaven. She touched an amazing number of lives with her beauty, spirit,
and goodness. We thank the Dear Lord for every moment she was with us.
She is survived by her parents, Paul E. and Ann K. (Kelly) Suso of
Doylestown; brother, Paul J. ``P.J.'' Suso of Doylestown; grandparents,
Julian and Catherine Suso of Akron, John G. and Helen Kelly of Barberton;
uncles, Julian (Stephanie) Suso of Mentor, John (Anna Marie) Kelly of Medina,
Tom Kelly of Seattle, Wash., Jim (Julie) Kelly of Bar Harbor, Maine; aunts,
Susan Suso of Akron, Katherine Kelly of East Cleveland, Gina Kelly of Bar
Harbor, Maine, Sheila (Dave) Roberts of Tallmadge, Mary (Tom) Glass of
Seal Harbor, Maine, Patricia Bell of Barberton, Margaret (John) Sarlouis
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 12 p.m., at Sts. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church in Doylestown, Fr. David McCarthy, celebrant. Burial
at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown. Vigil service Sunday 4:45
p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Womankind Prenatal Care
Center, 5400 Transportation Blvd. Suite 10, Garfield Heights 44125. (Zak-Monbarren,
STOW -- Elvira Ricchiuti, 56, died Dec. 30, 1998.
Mrs. Ricchiuti was preceded in death by her father, Nicholas Di Iorio,
and is survived by her husband, Stephen, whom she married May 31, 1975;
daughter, Elizabeth Ricchiuti; son, Peter Ricchiuti, all of Stow; mother,
Assunta Di Iorio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Guy and Joanne Di Iorio,
Henry and Norma Di Orio.
Mrs. Ricchiuti was born July 4, 1942, in Caroville, Italy, and came
to the United States and Akron in 1974. While residing in Italy, Elvira
became an accomplished seamstress. She had been employed by the McDonald
Corp. of Stow and most recently employed by Kent State University. She
was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Stow, and was an active
member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Carovillese Club.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral
Home, 936 N. Main St. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the
funeral home, followed by Mass of the Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy
Family Church in Stow. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. (Hennessy-Bagnoli,
Corrine Morrow Twiggs
Corrine Twiggs, 88, passed away January 4, 1999 at Bridgepark Nursing
Home after a long illness.
Born in Plantersville, Alabama she lived in this community for 46 years.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by husband, Henry Twiggs; son, Lee Thomas
Bolden. She leaves to mourn her passing, step-daughter, Barbara Twiggs;
sister-in-law, Margaret Morrow; niece and guardian, Doris (Rev. Louis,
Jr.) Stallings; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. James Dansby; a host of nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held TODAY at Stewart and Calhoun Funeral
Home Chapel at 6:00 P.M. with Rev. Dr. Luther C. Cooper officiating. Interment
Glendale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chapel from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M.
Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 913 Bye St.
(Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)
Rev. Dayton H. Parr
Rev. Dayton H. Parr, 82, of McQuaid Road, Orrville, died Thursday,
Dec. 31, 1998, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 28, 1916, in White Cottage, Ohio, to Lon Richard
and Corabell (Loughman) Parr. He married Genevieve Dornon on March 18,
1938. She died in 1997. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He worked at the former Ingersoll-Rand of Orrville as an engineer. He was
a member of the Apostolic Church of Barberton.
Surviving are children, Patricia Mae Parr of Orrville; children and
their spouses, Georgiana and Duane Brown of Waynesburg, Richard William
and Donna Darlene Parr of Orrville; adopted daughter, Wanda Lowery of Carrollton,
Ky.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one brother, and three
sisters. His wife, five brothers, and two sisters died previously.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Church of Barberton,
1717 Turkeyfoot Rd., Barberton, with the Rev. Nelson Pamer officiating.
Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Roberts Funeral Home is handling
the arrangements. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral
home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A
Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.
Mary Ellen Page
Mary Ellen Page, 64, of Streetsboro, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at
Maplewood Care Center in Streetsboro.
She is survived by husband of 44 years, Richard ``Dick'' Page; daughter,
Susan (Joe) Silagy; sons, Michael (Mary Jane) Page and Kevin (Darlene)
Page, all of Streetsboro; sister, Lucille Maple of Randolph; brother, Jon
Woodard of Streetsboro; four grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Shorts Funeral Home
in Streetsboro, where friends may call Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Monday,
10 a.m. until time of services, Rev. James Cox officiating. Burial at Evergreen
Cemetery in Streetsboro. Memorials may be made to Streetsboro United Methodist.