|Gertrude G. Acker
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Gertrude G. Acker, 87, passed away Nov. 27, 1998.
Funeral service Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Eckard-Baldwin Sanctuary Chapel,
760 E. Market St., Rev. Paul Beal officiating. Interment at Hillside Memorial
Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m. until
service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Haven of
Sarah B. Cornwell
Sarah B. Cornwell, 96, of Beegly Oaks in Boardman, died Tuesday morning
at the nursing home.
Mrs. Cornwell was born April 27, 1902, in King's Mountain, N.C., a
daughter of William and Eliza Black Bradford, and came to this area in
She had worked as a dental assistant for 37 years, and had previously
taught school in North Carolina.
Her husband, Benjamin Cornwell, whom she married Sept. 21, 1922, died
She leaves sister, Miss Rebecca Bradford; brother, John Bradford, both
of Akron; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; daughter, Mrs.
Dixie McCloskey; son, Robert Cornwell; sisters, Mrs. Mary Goforth, Miss
Katheryne, and Miss Virginia. Three brothers, Charles and Thomas Bradford,
and James Goforth, are deceased.
Material contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lola (Knight) Derreberry
DOYLESTOWN -- Lola (Knight) Derreberry, 85, died Dec. 1, 1998.
She was born in Alfred, Ohio, and had been a resident of Doylestown
for 30 years. She was a member of Grace Cathedral. She was an avid gardener;
she loved her roses, poetry, and piano.
She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. She is survived
by sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Dorothy Knight of Sacramento, Calif.,
Laddy and Joan Knight of Doylestown; grandchildren, Kimberly Knight of
City of Green, Karl Knight of Akron, Bill and Scott Knight of California;
four great-grandchildren; brother, Warren Bentz of Glouster.
Funeral services Thursday, 1 p.m., at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in
Doylestown, with Rev. Chris Machamer and Rev. Bob Hoffman officiating.
Burial at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 11 a.m.
until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Grace
Cathedral, 2690 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44223.
Dr. Lloyd W. Dull
Dr. Lloyd W. Dull, 81, died Nov. 30, 1998.
Lloyd Dull was born in Decatur, Ind., on Oct. 23, 1917, and was the
son of the late Verne and Anna Dull. He served as a teacher in Rockford,
Celina, and Findlay, and as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and
Instruction in Canton and Akron, for a total of 33 years as an Ohio educator.
He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945, and in the Pacific Theatre from
1950 to 1952. He received a Ph.D. degree in education in 1960 at Ohio State
University. He was the author of a college textbook entitled ``Supervision:
School Leadership Handbook.''
His wife, Marjorie, preceded him in death on May 2, 1992. He is survived
by son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Marianne of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brothers,
Keith Dull of Bayonet Point, Fla., and Doyt Dull of Celina; and sister,
Catherine Now of Celina.
Services will be held Dec. 4, 1998, in New pPrt Richey, Fla., at North
Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4432 Madison St., Port Richey, Fla.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m.
David G. Leidel
David G. Leidel, 73, passed away Nov. 25, 1998, in Coral Gables, Fla.
Preceded in death by his first wife, Blanche (nee Morgan); his parents;
and brothers, Edward, Donald and John, he is survived by wife, Anne; sons,
Dr. George (Pat) and Ted (Sandy); five grandchildren and one great-grandchild;
two stepchildren and their families; brothers, Paul (Mary) of Lima, James
(Norma) of Mogadore, Matthew of Cuyahoga Falls; sisters, Eva (Tom) Bennett
of Phoenix, Ariz., Irene (Ken) Grooman of Juneau, Alaska, and Helen Bee
of Inverness, Fla.
Services were held in Florida. Memorials may be made to St. Philips
Relief Fund for victims of Hurricane Mitch, c/o St. Philips Episcopal Church,
1142 Coral Way, Coral Gables, Fla.
Walter ``Walt'' L. Piatt
DOYLESTOWN -- Walter ``Walt'' L. Piatt, age 59, of Doylestown, died
unexpectedly Nov. 30, 1998, at Wooster Community Hospital.
He was born May 20, 1939, in Graysville, Ohio, to the late John and
Goldia (Knowlton) Piatt. He was a resident of Doylestown for the past 30
years and a member of the Doylestown United Methodist Church. Walt was
an avid outdoorsman. He was a former employee of the Seiberling Tire and
Rubber Co. before entering the oil field industry 18 years ago. He was
employed by G&O Resources.
Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Paul and Gerald; and sister,
Helena Cline, he is survived by wife of 36 years, Doris; sons, Jeffrey
(Jennifer) and Bradley Piatt, both of Doylestown; and brother, James Piatt
Funeral service will be Friday, 1 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home
in Doylestown, with Rev. Lynn Garth officiating. Burial at Chestnut Hill
Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Sally A. Pollina
Sally A. Pollina, 90 passed away Nov. 29, 1998.
She was a member of St. Sebastians Catholic Church and was the loving
wife of Leonard (deceased) who was a veteran of World War II and in 1971
was named Man of The Year by The Association of Printing Craftsmen.
She was the devoted mother of Leonard (deceased); grandmother of Kimberly,
Christopher and Anthony; sister of Marion Wilson of Akron, Esther Counts
(deceased) who served as a Registered Nurse with the Army in World War
II and Annie Lasko (deceased); many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St.
Sebastian Catholic Church. Inurnment Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials may
be made to The Children Services Board, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron, 44306
or Holy Family Cancer Home, 6707 State Rd., Parma, Ohio 44314.
Merrill O. West
BARBERTON -- Merrill O. West, age 88, passed away Nov. 30, 1998.
Born Aug. 28, 1910 in Zelienople, Pa., he was a member of Lockwood
United Methodist Church, retired from Lawson Milk Co. with 28 years of
Preceded in death by his wife, Jessie B. West; survivors include son,
M. Douglas West of Florida; daughter, Bonnie (Hank) Neidert of Barberton;
brothers, Joseph and Gary West; sister, Elva Flowers, all of Akron.
Funeral services Dec. 3, 1998, Thursday 1 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home,
222 Norton Ave., Barberton, Rev. Paul Farren officiating. Burial in Greenlawn
Cemetery. Calling hours one hour prior to the funeral. Memorials can be
made to the Barberton Salvation Army or the church.
Jeannette M. Bidinger
Jeannette M. Bidinger (nee Knapp), of Gahanna, Ohio, passed away Dec.
Mrs. Bidinger was born and raised in Akron, and graduated from St.
Vincent High School and the University of Akron, where she was a president
of the Newman Student Society and a member of Theta Phi Alpha. She attended
MIT, and received her master's degree from Ohio State University.
Mrs. Bidinger is survived by her husband of 32 years, Peter A.; son
and daughter-in-law, Mark and Christina; granddaughter, Sydney Bidinger;
son, Daniel; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Paul Blair; parents, Francis
and Rosemary Knapp; sister, Roseanne Knapp; brothers and sisters-in-law,
Mike and Dolores Knapp, and Thomas and Gail Knapp.
Calling hours FRIDAY, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello &
Carr Fairlawn, Ohio Chapel, 39 S. Miller Rd. Mass of Christian Burial at
9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Hilary Catholic Church in Fairlawn, Ohio. Interment
at Rose Hill Burial Park in Fairlawn. The family suggests memorials to
the American Cancer Society; or the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Hilary
Church, 2750 W. Market St., Fairlawn 44333.
Beulah L. Bann (Sapp)
Beulah L. Bann (Sapp), 92, of Akron, died Dec. 6, 1998.
Mrs. Bann was born in Grafton, W. Va., on May 5, 1906, and had lived
in Akron most of her life. She retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Co. in 1971 with 38 years service. Mrs. Bann's memberships included the
Firestone Park Baptist Church, the Goodyear Wingfoot Girls, and the Blue
Preceded in death by her husband, Peter, she is survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Joanne (Joseph) Mazzaferro of Akron; granddaughters, Lynda
(Mark) Miller of Akron, Lisa Mazzaferro (Tom) Wainwright; sister, Wanda
Booth of Akron; great-grandchildren, Cody and Brice Miller.
Calling hours WEDNESDAY, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello
& Carr Fairlawn Chapel, 39 S. Miller Rd., where Pastor David Hohlbaugh
will conduct services at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment at Northlawn Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders
BARBERTON -- Vinko Curk, 82, died Nov. 28, 1998, at Barberton Citizens
Born in Slovenia, he lived in the United States for the last 41 years,
resided in Akron for 15 years, and Barberton the last 26 years. He was
employed by The Atlantic Foundry Co. for 12 1/2 years and retired 17 years
ago from Bellows International with 12 1/2 years service as a machinist.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Slovene Pensioners Club,
and the G.B.U. 361.
He is survived by wife, Maria; sister, Stefka Majovsek of France; sister
in-law, Romana Kojnik of Akron; and nephew, David Kojnik of Las Vegas,
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, Fr. Albert Kunkel celebrant. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends may call ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SERVICE TIME AT THE CHURCH. Memorials
are requested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Dr. Fred L. Hess, D.V.M.
Dr. Fred L. Hess, D.V.M., 63, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Four
Winds Nursing Home in Jackson.
Born March 17, 1935, in Akron to the late Carl and Mary Rice Hess,
he was a veterinarian and author, race horse trainer, and driver. He was
a graduate of Akron East High School in 1953, the Ohio State University,
and Veterinary School of Medicine, a member of Ohio Harness Horsemen Association,
Moose Lodge, Alpha Psi and Delta Tau Delta fraternities, and a member of
United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lois L. Hess; daughters, Kerry Sue Hess
of Jackson and Mary Hess Newcomb of La.; stepchildren, Dr. Kyle Stiffler
of New Jersey and Kim Plummer of Jackson; brother, John L. Hess of Wellston;
sister, Treva Hess of Jackson; three stepgrandchildren, and one stepgreat-grandchild.
Funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home in Jackson, Ohio, with Janie Carl officiating. Burial at Fairmount
Cemetery. Calling hours Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at
Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Special Olympic Team of the MRDD Program c/o Eisnaugle Lewis Funeral Home.
Mable M. Robson
FLORIDA -- Mable M. Robson, 84, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Monday,
Dec. 21, 1998.
Born in Bellaire, Ohio, she and her husband owned and operated Robson's
Market in Shadyside, Ohio, for 30 years. She lived in Port Charlotte for
the past 22 years, and was a member of the West Bellaire United Methodist
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Robson Sr., in 1993,
and is survived by sons, Richard Jr. (Pamela) of North Canton, Thomas (Sonja)
of Port Charlotte; grandchildren, Rick (Peg) of Port Charlotte, Jeffrey
(Ann) of Akron, Steve of Canton, Tommy and Angie of Port Charlotte; great-grandchildren,
Natalie and Kelly of Akron, Paige of Port Charlotte; brothers, Donald (Celia)
Patt of Massillon, and Jack (Patti) Patt of Shadyside, Ohio.
A graveside service is planned for 10 a.m. Dec. 23, 1998, at the Belmont
Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American
William M. Myers
William M. Myers, 74, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Riverside
William was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Akron, to the late William and Ernestine
Myers. He was chairman of the board at Specialized Incentive Marketing
Corp., and a member of Gold Legion of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann; children, Claudia, William,
Christopher, Cynthia, and Martin; grandchildren, Curtis and Andrew Custard,
Steven and Allyson Rudolph, Jamie P., William, Michael, Joshua, Mitchell,
and Megan Myers; brother, Richard of Naples, Fla.; and sister, Mary Kay
Phost of Seattle, Wash.
The family will receive friends Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m., at the JOHN
QUINT & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. Fifth Ave. (1-614-294-4416). Funeral
Mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church, 7179
Avery Rd., Dublin. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends, if they wish,
may contribute to American Lung Association, 1960 Arlingate Lane, Columbus
43228. No funeral procession is forming at the funeral home. The funeral
procession will form at the church.
Roy Martin Umberger
Roy Martin Umberger, 80, of Marlboro, died Dec. 1, 1998, at Akron City
He was retired from Hackett Engineering of Warren as a welder.
Preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite (Moledor); and son, Ronald
R., he is survived by special friend, Virginia Brenner of Alliance; sons,
William (Carol) Umberger of Alliance, Larry (Sophie) Umberger of Butler,
Pa., and Keith Umberger of Marlboro; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren,
one great-great-grandchild, and sister, Betty Devies of Marlboro.
Funeral services held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on
Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home from
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marlboro
Christian Church, 9383 Edison St. N.E., Alliance 44601; or the Marlington
Alumni Association, c/o 10320 Moulin Ave. N.E., Alliance 44601.
Bonnie A. Fox
Bonnie A. Fox, 68, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 3, 1998, at her residence.
She was born June 18, 1930, in Hornell, N.Y., to Harold and Arlene
(Roe) Barnett. She worked for the Summit County Board of Mental Retardation
and Development Disabilities for over 20 years, where she became a respected
and cherished friend to all those who worked with her. She was a loving
advocate of children, reflected in her work with such agencies as the Muscular
Dystrophy Association and Kid's Club of the United Methodist Church.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, she will forever be
remembered through her loving children, Timothy D. Fox, Shannon A. Fox,
Robert Roe (Gina) Fox; sister, Toby Day; brothers, Gene Barnett and Dr.
Charles Glover III; grandchildren, Brianna, Robbie, and Kayley Fox; many
nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Robert F. Fox; mother, Arlene Glover; stepfather, Charles Glover II; father,
Harold Barnett; and brother, Joseph Barnett.
Friends may call Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. at FARLEY FUNERAL HOME,
131 N. Canton Rd. (at Gilchrist Road), where services will be held at 1
p.m., Rev. Dr. Gary Olin officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park,
at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorial contributions may
be made to the Ronald McDonald House, c/o Children's Hospital, One Perkins
Square, Akron 44308; or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 411 Wolf Ledges
Parkway, Akron 44311.
Nick Haasz, Jr.
Nick Haasz, Jr., 81, passed away Dec. 3, 1998, at Akron City Hospital.
He was born July 28, 1917, in Romania, and grew up in the Akron area.
Mr. Haasz was a life member of the Akron Optimist Club, past president
and lieutenant governor of the Optimist Club, a longtime member of the
German-American Club, and a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church. He
worked for 40 years in the auto industry, and was a devoted family man
who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ruth; sons and daughters-in-law,
Jim and Donna, Don and Diane, Bob and Elaine, and Dave Haasz; sister, Elizabeth
Komer; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Farley Funeral
Home, 131 N. Canton Rd. (at Gilchrist). Funeral services will be held Monday
at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, with Reverends John Eiwen, Dennis Schwalenberger
and Robert Pase officiating. Interment at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph.
If desired, Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church,
139 S. High St., Akron 44308; or Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd.,
John E. Shama
John E. Shama, beloved husband and father, died suddenly in Colorado
on Nov. 27, 1998.
A respected resident of Green Township, Mr. Shama was a retired U.S.A.F.
officer before returning to civilian life.
He is survived by his wife, Dilek; son, Dennis; daughter, Dora (Jeff);
two grandchildren; brother, Ossie; and five nieces.
Following a private ceremony at St. John Orthodox Church in Colorado,
he was buried in Denver, which he loved. The family suggests that any contributions
be made to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church Building Fund in Akron.
Grace L. Dietz
Grace L. Dietz, 83, of Rootstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998.
She was the wife of Roger I.; mother of Roger G. (Sharron) of Texas,
David of Cuyahoga Falls, and Donna (Bob) Russell of Akron; grandmother
of 10, great-grandmother of eight; and sister of Beatrice Shaulis of Newton
Friends will be received TODAY, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Shorts Funeral
Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Burial at Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown.
Jack Welles Brumfield
Jack Welles Brumfield, 73, passed away Thursday at the VA Hospital
in Brecksville, after a long illness.
Jack is survived by his wife, Caroline (nee Guerrini); daughters, Marcia
Harmon (husband, Steve) and Denice Casey (husband, Tom); son, John (wife,
Chris); eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Jack is also
survived by his foster brother, Hugh Freeman (wife, Alice). Mr. Brumfield
was preceded in death by his foster brother, Milford Freeman (wife, the
Jack was a 32nd Degree Mason.
Friends may call at the Ferfolia Funeral Home, 356 W. Aurora Rd. (Route
82), Sagamore Hills, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Visitation
will be Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of
flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in his name to the American
John P. Catlin
John P. Catlin, 83, died Saturday evening, Nov. 28, 1998, at Briarwood
Nursing home in Stow, where he resided for the past few years. He was preceded
in death by son, Paul.
Born Jan. 31, 1915, in Denver, Colo., a son of the late Arthur W. Catlin
and Winifred M. Catlin, he was a resident of Brighton Township, Pa., from
1951 to 1994. He was a retired senior research engineer with Crucible Materials
Corp. He was a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology, and earned
a M.S. in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon Institute of Technology.
He was a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering
and an associate member of Sigma Xi, the Society of Scientific Research.
He was also a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania
until he retired in 1980.
Surviving him are wife, Virginia S. Catlin; son, Mr. and Mrs. David
Catlin and children; daughter, Mr. Joan Thompson and her husband and children.
Private services have been held.
Mary Dokich (nee Gaspar)
BARBERTON -- Mary Dokich, 82, died Dec. 3, 1998, at Barberton Citizens
She was born in Barberton, where she was a life resident.
She is survived by husband of 61 years, Mark; daughters, Marolyn (Louis)
Gusbar of Montoursville, Pa., Mary Agnes (Mark) Hawkins and Marian Kindel,
both of Barberton; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and sister,
Helen Struharik of Norton.
Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m., at Hahn Funeral Home, Steven Struharik
officiating. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation SUNDAY, 6 to 9
Freda Mae Englehart
BRIMFIELD -- Freda Mae Englehart, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998,
at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
She was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Brimfield, Ohio, to Francis and Olive
(Gordon) Knoch. She was a bookkeeper at Gougler Industries during World
War II. Then, after working as a secretary for Charles Kessler, a local
architect, she was the first female bus driver for St. Patrick's School.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Robin Stanley of Brimfield, Julie
(Bob) Piechowski of Hudson, and Brenda (Dennis) Vallen of Cuyahoga Falls;
six grandchildren, one great-grandson; sisters, Bernadine Mills of Akron,
Norma Corley of Florida, Elizabeth Sanders of Rootstown, Patricia Roosa
of Ravenna, and Martha Knoch of Akron. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Curtis E., in October 1997; sisters, Helen Burger and Mary Catherine
Knoch; and brothers, Michael Knoch, Charles Knoch, and Arthur Knoch.
Calling hours will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Bissler &
Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St.
Patrick's Church. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's School Building Fund, 313 N. DePeyster
St., Kent 44240; or Portage County Visiting Nurse, 234 S. Water St., Kent
Leroy James Falor
Leroy James Falor, 82, went peacefully in his sleep to be with the
Lord; his wife, Florence; and daughter, Sally.
He was a veteran of World War II, and retired from Goodyear Aircraft
and the Summit County Children's Home.
He is survived by son, J. Thomas (Melissa) Falor; daughters, Dawne
(James) Andrews, Nina (Joe) Walker, Kristene (Don) Morris, and Karyn (John)
Adams. He also leaves many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department
Cardiac Fund. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at
the ADAMS MASON MEMORIAL CHAPEL (791 E. Market St.), on Monday, Dec. 7,
at 11 a.m. Rev. Bill Tompkins will be officiating.
Mary Louise Fleishman (nee Surella)
Mary Louise Fleishman (nee Surella), of Hudson, died Thursday, Dec.
3, 1998, at the age of 95.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel Fleishman; brothers,
Martin and Michael Surella; and sisters, Helen Gerea and Ann Adam. She
is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Fleishman served for many years for the Cleveland Society for
the Blind, served on the Council for Jewish Women, and was a volunteer
at the Crown Center at Laurel Lake.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions
be made to the Laurel Lake Employees Christmas Appreciation Fund, National
City Bank, Laurel Lake Branch, 200 Laurel Lake Dr., Hudson 44236. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at St.
Mary's Catholic Church, 340 N. Main St., Hudson. Friends will be received
at Johnson-Romito, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 19 E. Main St., Hudson (330-650-4181),
Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m. Interment will be private.
Wilma E. Marquis
Wilma E. Marquis, 85, passed away Dec. 2, 1998.
Born in Akron, she had attended the Firestone Grace Baptist Church,
and was a very active member of SWAP.
Preceded in death by husband, Hiram; and son, Robert L. Crouch, she
is survived by son, Carl Ed (Gladys) Crouch of Colorado Springs, Colo.;
grandchildren, Robert and David Crouch, Susan Thornberg; great-grandchildren,
Emma and Molly Thornberg; daughter-in-law, Shirley (Crouch) Loescher of
Wadsworth; special friend, Vic Loescher.
Funeral services Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Eckard-Baldwin Sanctuary
Chapel, 760 E. Market St., Rev. D. Phillip Hulgin officiating. Interment
at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday,
one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
Hospice Center of Visiting Nurse, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron 44333.
Stephen Lee Mesecher
Stephen Lee Mesecher, 2, passed away Nov. 11, 1998.
His loving memory will be carried on by his loving family.
A graveside service will be Monday, 10 a.m., at Northlawn Memorial
Gardens. Friends may call Monday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hennessy-Bagnoli
Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St.
Terry D. Moats
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Terry D. Moats, 51, passed away Dec. 4, 1998.
Mr. Moats was born in Akron and had resided in Cuyahoga Falls his entire
life. He was a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1965, and had
worked as a letter carrier for the Cuyahoga Falls Post Office on Second
Street. He was a veteran of Vietnam, serving with the U.S. Army, and was
the recipient of two Purple Hearts.
He is survived by his wife, Debbi; son, Shawn; daughter, Shannon Moats
and her fiance, Aaron Teeters; grandchildren, Jasun and Danielle Moats;
mother and father, Inez and Andy Dudek; brothers, Gary and Larry, all of
Cuyahoga Falls; and many other loving friends and family.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clifford-Shoemaker
Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. A funeral service will be
conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Northampton United Methodist Church,
852 W. Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, Dr. Charles Yoost officiating. Interment
at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. A military service will be conducted by
V.F.W. Bob Appleman Post 3294. Memorials may be made to the Falls Cancer
Club, P.O. Box 3244, Cuyahoga Falls 44223, in his memory.
Barbara Ann Newberry
Barbara Ann Newberry, 57, of Lodi, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord
on Dec. 4, 1998, at Barberton Citizens Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Barberton on March 1, 1941, to Eugene and Marybelle
Penrod Furman, and married Joel Newberry on April 29, 1957. Mrs. Newberry
had resided in the Lodi area since 1965, where she had worked part time
for the Cloverleaf School System. She was a member of the Akron Baptist
Temple, where she taught Sunday School for 25 years.
Surviving are husband, Joel; daughter, Mrs. Michael (Sandra) George
of Ashland, Ohio; sons, Joel E. (wife, Diane) Newberry of Treadway, Tenn.,
Terry L. (wife, Carol) Newberry of Lodi, Ohio; seven grandchildren; sisters,
June Newberry and Helen Liptak, both of Barberton; brother, Eugene (wife,
Doris) Furman of Barberton. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at 11 a.m., at Parker
& Sons Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Dr. Charles F. Billington
will officiate. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi. Visitation
will be Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Vivian B. Ruch (nee Weaver)
WADSWORTH -- Vivian B. Ruch (nee Weaver), 76, died Thursday, Dec. 3,
1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Ruch was born in Wadsworth, where she was a lifelong resident
and a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. She was a also a member
of American Legion Post 170 Auxiliary and a life member of V.F.W. Post
Mrs. Ruch is survived by husband, Clarence, to whom she was married
52 years; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Barb of Wadsworth; grandchildren,
Amy and Brian Ruch; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Mary Weaver of
Barberton; sister-in-law and husband, Nellie and Ed Varney of Wadsworth;
many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will receive friends Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at
the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth where
funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., Rev. Jonathan A. Knight
officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made
to the Trinity United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 215 High St., Wadsworth
Elizabeth E. Bowser
Elizabeth E. Bowser, 75, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 1998.
She was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Erie, Pa., the daughter of Frank and
Regina (Borizum) Healey. She was preceded in death by grandson, David Allen;
great-grandson, James Howard III. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law,
Donna and William Phillips Sr. of Akron; brothers, Chester Healey of Erie,
Pa., and William Healey of Beverly Hills, Fla.; seven grandchildren, and
``THERE'S A REASON''
Condolences may be sent to 445 Talbot Ave., Akron 44306.
For ev'ry pain that we must bear
For ev'ry burden, ev'ry care,
There's a reason
For ev'ry grief, that bows the head
For ev'ry tear-drop that is shed,
There's a reason
For ev'ry hurt, for ev'ry slight
For ev'ry lonely pain-rocked night,
There's a reason,
But if we trust God, as we should,
It all will work out for our good;
He knows the reason.
Milena R. Brozek
Milena R. Brozek, 93, daughter of the late Phillip L. and Maria Brozek;
sister of the late Phillip, of Solon, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 1998,
Private interment services will be held at Highland Park Cemetery in
Cleveland. Arrangements by A. Nosek & Sons, Gerber-McCreery Funeral
Pat L. Coffee (nee Hilton)
SEVILLE -- Pat L. Coffee (nee Hilton), 51, passed away Dec. 3.
She is survived by husband, Harvey Sr.; daughter, Wendy; son, Harvey
Jr. (Michelle); mother, Clara Hilton; grandchildren, Nadia and Cameron
Knight; three brothers, and two sisters.
She had worked for Medina General Hospital for many years, and was
a member of the Grace and Truth Tabernacle in Wadsworth, Ohio.
The family will receive friends TODAY, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the
Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel in Medina, where funeral services
will be at 1 p.m. Monday.
David M. Frey
NORTON -- David M. Frey, 82, passed away Dec. 4, 1998.
Born Aug. 29, 1916, in Barberton, he was retired from Firestone Tire
& Rubber Co. with 30 years of service. He attended St. Andrew's Catholic
Preceded in death by wife, Helen V. Frey; daughter, Judith Houk; and
grandson, Jeffrey Houk, he is survived by daughters, Barbara Sauders of
Stow, Linda Barnes of Barberton, and Patricia Barnes of Doylestown; nine
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol J. Stough of Barberton.
Graveside services will be at Section ''X'' at Greenlawn Cemetery on
Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at 1 p.m., Father James Maloney officiating. Calling
hours TONIGHT, 7 to 9, at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton.
Richard S. Manfull
GUILFORD TWP. -- Richard S. Manfull, 58, died unexpectedly Friday,
Dec. 4, 1998, at his residence.
Mr. Manfull was born in Alliance and resided in Guilford Township 22
years. He was a 1963 graduate of Mt. Union College, and taught social studies
at Wadsworth High School, retiring in 1993 with 31 years service. He coached
baseball, football, basketball, and golf. Mr. Manfull previously taught
in the Carrollton School district and, after his retirement, he was employed
at Westfield Country Club. He was a member of the Wadsworth Christian &
Missionary Alliance Church, and an avid golfer and sports enthusiast.
Mr. Manfull is survived by wife, Bonnie (nee Rinehart); daughters,
Shelly (Mrs. Rod) Ferrell of Wooster and Melissa of the residence; son,
Michael of Dalton; grandchildren, Emily and Brett; and sister, Marjorie
Lintner of Helena, Mont. He was preceded in death by parents, Edgar and
The family will receive friends Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at
the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Funeral
services Tuesday, 11 a.m., at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church,
Boyer and Humbolt streets, Wadsworth. Rev. Timothy J. Steiner officiating.
Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the
Christian & Missionary Alliance Church or American Diabetes Association.