Miscellaneous Summit County, Ohio Obituaries


First Name:
Last Name:
Robert Benjamin Keller
Robert Benjamin Keller, 81, of Manchester, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, following a lengthy illness.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, a Chevrolet mechanic for 45 years, and a lifelong member of Manchester Trinity Chapel.
He was the beloved husband of Mary (Lewis) Keller; loving father of Roger Keller of Columbus, Linda (Paul) Moore of Manchester, Marilyn (Alan) Grigger of Medina; grandfather of Paul, Mike, and Jenny Moore, Shelly (David) Clifford, Laura and Andy Grigger; brother of Alice Reighart, the late Myron Keller, Roy Keller, and Marjorie Lair; brother-in-law of Bette (Ike) Williams, Catherine Lewis, Helen Lewis, the late Richard Reighart, Amber Keller, Dorothy Keller, Robert Lair, Park Lewis, and Harold Lewis.
Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m., at Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home, 624 Cherry St. N.E., Canal Fulton, Pastor Michael Hernandez officiating. Burial at Manchester Cemetery. Visitation SUNDAY, 2 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Manchester Trinity Chapel. (Swigart-Easterling, 854-2356.) 

Carson M. Hayes (Kit)
Carson M. Hayes (Kit), born June 1, 1928, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 1999.
Mr. Hayes was a World War II Navy veteran, and a member of V.F.W. and Teamsters Local 24. He retired from Consolidated Freightways after 32 years service.
Preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; son, Carson R., he is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Carol (Ken) Blankenship of Akron, Gwendolyn (Phillip) Snyder of Hartville, Cynthia Hayes, Roberta (Clint) Poling, Shawni (Bill) Congrove; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles (Karen), Paul (Tina), and Jonathon, all of Akron; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Mattie Jacks of Huntland, Tenn. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Friends may call at Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Grant Street Chapel, Monday, 6 to 9 p.m., and one hour before services Tuesday, 10 a.m., Rev. Robert Webb officiating. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park. Firestone Post 3383 will conduct military graveside services. (Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Grant Street, 253-8121.) 

John P. Hayden
John P. Hayden, 80, passed away at his residence Jan. 1, 1999.
He was born Feb. 1, 1918, and was retired from Mohawk Rubber Co. Mr. Hayden attended First United Methodist Church of Akron, and was a member of the Mohawk Retiree Club.
He will be greatly missed by his daughter and son-in-law, Lydia and Eric Biller; grandchildren, Joshua and Emily Biller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Hayden.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 131 N. Canton Rd. (at Gilchrist), where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Rev. D. Lynn Snider officiating. Interment will take place at Wood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Akron, 263 E. Mill St., Akron 44308.

William J. Havens
SUFFIELD -- William J. Havens, 73, passed away Jan. 1, 1999.
Born in Long Branch, N.J., he had retired from the Asplundh Tree Co. in 1990 with 47 years service.
Preceded in death by son, William Michael, he is survived by wife, Leona; sons, Thomas J. (Robin) of Suffield, Steven A. (Debbie) of Brimfield, Wayne B. (Linda) of Atwater, and Mark A. of Brimfield; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert of Oregon; sisters, Edna Overstreet and Mae Gaul, both of Cleveland.
Funeral services Tuesday, 1 p.m., at the Eckard-Baldwin Sanctuary Chapel, 760 E. Market St. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, 4 to 9 p.m. (Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 535-7141.) 

Nathan Jacob Hamilton
Lauryn Clara Hamilton
Nathan Jacob Hamilton, infant son, and Lauryn Clara Hamilton, infant daughter of Christopher J. and Nicole M. (Martyn) Hamilton, of Rittman, died soon after birth Dec. 31, 1998, at Akron General Medical Center.
Surviving, in addition to their parents, are grandparents, Butch and Kim Martyn of Akron, Les and Vickie Hamilton, and Chris and Vickie Hartlaub, all of Rittman; and several great-grandparents.
Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Knupp's Church at Rittman Cemetery. Pastor Jerry Hackworth will officiate. (Gillman, 925-2911.) 

Joseph K. Griffith, LTC (RET) USA
DOYLESTOWN -- Joseph K. Griffith, LTC (RET) USA, 70, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Fr. David McCarthy, celebrant. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery on Jan. 8, 1999. Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home in Doylestown. Rosary Sunday, 7 p.m., at the funeral home. The family strongly suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 161 W. Clinton St., Doylestown 44230. The family expresses their deepest appreciation to Dr. Andrew Haas and the entire staff at Barberton Citizens Hospital Oncology Units. (Zak-Monbarren, 658-2211.) 

Willis W. ``Bill'' Frase
Willis W. ``Bill'' Frase, 88, of Hartville, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 31, 1998, at Altercare of Hartville.
He was born in Kent on Oct. 26, 1910 to the late Azotus and Alice Frase. In his early years he was a vegetable farmer in Kent and Hartville until he went to work at the Hoover Co., retiring in 1972. He was a member of the Chapel in Marlboro, and he enjoyed golfing and his farm.
Preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth ``Betty,'' in 1989; two brothers, and three sisters, he is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Delilah Gressinger of West Palm Beach, Fla., Connie and Arlen Durfee of Chandler, Ariz.; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Mary Frase of Hartville; 12 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m., at the Chapel in Marlboro, with Pastor Harry DeLong officiating. Memorials may be made to the church.
(Arnold, Hartville, 877-9364.) 

Patricia Murphy Fischer
Patricia Murphy Fischer, 77, of west Akron, died of heart failure Dec. 30, 1998.
Mrs. Fischer was born in Belfast, Ireland, on Sept. 26, 1921. She was raised in Boston, graduated from Roxbury High School, and attended Sargeant College prior to working for the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., during World War II. She was married to John E. Fischer in 1944, and moved to Akron in 1945. Mrs. Fischer was a member of St. Vincent's Catholic Church, the Akron Board of Realtors, and the Fairlawn Country Club, where she was an avid card player and golfer.
Preceded in death by her father, Patrick T. Murphy; and her husband, John E. Fischer, she is survived by her mother, Mary T. Murphy of Milton, Mass.; daughter, Diane M. Fischer of Cape May, N.J.; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Michael J. Fischer and Linda K. of Carson City, Nev.; grandchildren, Jessica Lynn, Erica Leigh, Rebecca Lynn, and Evan Michael Fischer, all of Nevada; sisters, Monica M. West and Eileen E. Neret of Milton, Mass.; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pat's warm smile and her Irish humor will be sadly missed.
Calling hours Monday, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Fairlawn Chapel, 39 S. Miller Rd. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent's Catholic Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Carson Aquatic Club, 3839 N. Carson St., Carson City, Nev. 89706.
(Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Fairlawn Chapel, 867-7306.)

William Carden
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- William Carden, 76, was born in Danville, Ga. He joined the U.S. Army and performed his basic training at Ft. Perry, Ohio. He served his country during World War II as a military policeman in London, England. He was a barber in Cuyahoga Falls for 40 years at the Falls Barber Shop on State Road, until he retired in 1994. He had a keen interest in fishing most of the lakes in northeast Ohio, including Lake Pippin. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was a beloved husband of 52 years to Mary; was a loving father to John R. of Spokane, Wash., Chris W. of Chagrin Falls, daughters, Marilyn Potts of Jacksonville, Fla., Anita Whitehurst of Columbus, Caroline Johanning of Hudson; adored grandpa to six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home 810 Portage Tr., Dr. Forrest J. Waller officiating. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Mary A. Carden.
(Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Falls Chapel, 929-3866.)

Emma B. Braucher
STOW -- Emma B. Braucher, 88, went home to be with her Lord on Dec. 29, 1998.
Born Nov. 1, 1910, in Garrett, Pa., to Edna and Samuel Romesberg, she had accepted Christ as her Savior as a youngster, and she and her husband, Dwight, were charter members of Grace Brethren Church, where she started the junior church. Together with her husband, Dwight, who preceded her in death in 1987, they owned and operated Stow Isaly's from 1952 to 1965. She later worked for Hough Bakery at O'Neil's in Stow. During those years she was active in the Stow Business and Professional Women's Club, and it was a great delight to her to portray ``Uncle Sam'' in the Stow Fourth of July parade. Emma was loved by those around her for her cheery smile and joy of life.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, D.D. and Rev. Russell Ward of Englewood, Ohio; Sandra L. and John Biltz of Munroe Falls; sisters; Jayne Cole of Akron, Joy Harris of Johnstown, Pa.; brothers; Dwight of Garrett, Pa., Lyle of Johnstown, Pa., Lynn of Cuyahoga Falls and Bert of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Very special thanks to the nursing and nursing assistant staff of Stow Glen Nursing for tender loving care, and Dr. Jose Dy for years of fine medical care.
Memorial services will be announced in the spring. Private burial will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Harvest Home, 24 N. Prospect St., Akron 44308; or Sue Miller Memorial, c/o First Church of God Columbia, Ind. 46725.
(REDMON, STOW, 688-6631.) 

Neal H. Booker
TALLMADGE -- Neal H. Booker, 69, formerly of Cuyahoga Falls, died Jan. 1, 1999.
He was born in Evergreen, Ala., and had been a resident of Tallmadge for 17 years. He retired from Akron City Hospital as superintendent of maintenance. He was an Army veteran, and a member of the Akron Baptist Temple.
Preceded in death by son, William Neal; granddaughter, Sara Boltz; two sisters, and three brothers, he is survived by wife, Betty; sons, Robert (Vera) of Suffield, Larry (Francine) of Cuyahoga Falls, Richard (Laurie) of Akron; daughters, Beverly (Kenneth) Boltz of Cuyahoga Falls, Mary Ann (Joseph) Marchese of Akron; 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brother, S. Houston Booker; sisters, Mazie Brooks and Essie Mae Salter, all of Alabama; special nephew, Julius of Akron. Special thanks to the staff and employees at Maison Aine for their wonderful care (thanks, Deon).
Friends may call at the McGowan-Reid & Santos Funeral Home, at Third Street, one block north of Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, where services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Pastor David Fisher officiating. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. (McGowan-Reid & Santos,

Cecil L. Bendel
SPENCER/WADSWORTH -- Cecil L. Bendel, 72, died unexpectedly Dec. 31, 1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
The family will receive friends TODAY, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., Pastor Terry Stivers officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
(Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.) 

Marcadas ``Tillie'' Bell
Marcadas ``Tillie'' Bell, 90, died Dec. 31, 1998.
Preceded in death by her husband, Charles ``Ty'' Bell, in 1978, she is survived by son, Frank and daughter-in-law, Karen; grandchildren, Rocky, Rusty Bell, Tina (Danny) Sentelik, Ginger (Billy Brake) Huth, Kim (Mark) Halliwill, and Jason (Jamie) Huth; great-grandchildren, Shawn, Stacy, and Jamie Bell, Daniel J. Sentelik, Bryce and Baylie Huth.
Cremation has taken place. Private inurnment will be at Rose Hill Burial Park. Condolences may be sent to 3992 Highland Dr., Mogadore 44260. (Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.) 

Virginia Mae Wenhold
Virginia Mae Wenhold, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus.
She was a member of F.O.E. Auxiliary 2736 in Portage Lakes and Lakeview Church of Christ.
She is survived by husband, George R. Wenhold; daughter, MaDonna Humphrey of Columbus; sons, Michael (Patricia) Wenhold of Akron and Robert Wenhold of McDonald, Ohio; grandchildren, Shelly Wenhold and Christopher (Kristy) Wenhold, both of Akron, and Christopher L. Wenhold, Jennifer Wenhold, and Jessica Wenhold, all of McDonald, Ohio; great-grandson, Jacob Wenhold; brother, William (Betty) Kropff of Plant City, Fla.; sisters, Shirley (Bill) Anderson of Columbia, Ky., and Audrey (Fred) Barnes of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; sister-in-law, Katherine Summerville of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at SCHEODINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus, where friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Graveside services and interment at 12 noon Tuesday at Northlawn Memorial Gardens in Akron. 

E. D. Washington
E. D. Washington, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 1999, at Brecksville VA Hospital.
Funeral services will be he held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Phillip's Chapel, with Rev. Everett Jackson officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 1291 Chippewa.
(Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.) 

Lawrence E. Trout
Lawrence E. Trout, 69, of Wooster, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Seaman Corp., where he was a security guard.
He was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Ralph, Pa., to Kenneth F. and Dora Wilson Trout. He had been employed the past eight years as a security guard for Pinkerton Security as a sergeant. Previously he had been employed for 41 years for Goodyear Aerospace/ABS as a machine shop dispatcher. He had lived in Akron until moving to Wooster in 1991. He was an Army veteran, serving from 1951 to 1953; a member of Akron Masonic Lodge 83; Lodge, Council, Chapter, and Consistory Scottish Rite Valley of Akron and Tadmor Temple.
He is survived by wife, Nancy Hilliard Trout, whom he married July 29, 1972; daughter, Laura Ann Heflin of Akron; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Holly and Robert Rauch of Marietta; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant brother. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, Rev. J. William Lofgren officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial at Wooster Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice. (McIntire, Davis & Greene,

Evelyn G. Swingle
MEDINA -- Evelyn G. Swingle, 77, passed away Jan. 2, 1999, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was the secretary for Swingle Plumbing for 15 years, and a school bus driver for St. Francis School.
She is survived by her children, Paul Jr. (Karen), John R. (Barbara), Barbara Carpenter (Roy), Thomas, and David A.; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, John and Raymond Lurtz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; daughter, Carol Perdue; son, James; brother, Carl.
Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Waite and Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.
(Waite & Son, 723-3229.) 

Ethelreda (Gagen) Siebert
Ethelreda (Gagen) Siebert, 82, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998.
Ethelreda was born in Akron on Oct. 14, 1916. She was a graduate of St. Vincent High School, and had worked for Dave Towell Cadillac. She resided in Cuyahoga Falls for 24 years before moving to Pennsylvania, and lived there for 17 years before returning to Cuyahoga Falls after the death of her beloved husband, William Siebert, in June 1995. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.
Ethelreda was preceded in death by her husband, William Siebert; parents, Lawrence and Ida; brother, Bernard; and sister, Madeline. She is survived by her cousins, Jack W. Stephen and Sherrie Waicukewith; and sisters-in-law, Mary Grubb and Helen Gingras, and their families.
Memorial Mass Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery. (Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Fairlawn, 867-7306.) 

Wilma A. Schumann
Wilma A. (Bailey) Schumann, 77, of Copley, died Jan. 1, 1999.
Wilma was a life resident of Akron and, after that, Copley for 46 years. She worked for the Travelers Shop and Infoline. Wilma loved to travel, shop flea markets, play golf, and enjoyed her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all.
Preceded in death by her first husband, William E. Bailey; son, William T. Bailey; and brothers, John and Red Bramlett, she is survived by husband, Robert E. Schumann; daughter and son-in-law, Jill Marie and David Holmes of Costa Mesa, Calif.; sons and daughter-in-law, Craig and Lee Ann Bailey of Wadsworth, Brian Bailey of Akron; stepchildren, Robert J. and Bev Schumann of Boardman, Cindi and Jerry Vanderhide of Mentor, Candi and Mark O'Mohony of Gibsonia, Pa.; grandchildren, Mike, Scott, Katie, Joanna, Gavin, David, Brian, Matt, Tim, Brittany, Brad, Brandon, and Ryan; brother, Harold Bramlett of Akron; sisters, Virginia Flora of Naples, Fla., Hazel Sheppard of Hollywood, Fla.; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services Wednesday, 1 p.m., at the Hummel Funeral Home West, 3475 Copley Rd., Copley, Msgr. Robert Wolff officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. No visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. (Hummel West, Copley-Fairlawn, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 666-1138.)

Ohio Obituary Links

Search this massive database of obituaries, cemeteries, and death records: