|Stephen Joseph Wozer
BARBERTON -- Stephen Joseph Wozer, 82, died Jan. 8, 1999, at Ridgewood
Place in Copley.
He was born in Barberton, where he was a life resident. He was employed
with the Babcock & Wilcox Co. as a machinist with 40 years service,
retiring 21 years ago. He was a member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic
Church, Slovak Catholic Sokols 167, First Hungarian Benefit Society, Free
Eagle Society, Holy Name Society, Rosary Society, Barberton V.F.W. Post
1066, and was a World War II Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Joyce Ann, and is survived by
wife, Bertha; daughter, Cynthia (Walter Lee) Distelzweig of Columbus; grandchildren,
Kurt Joseph and Lisa Marie Distelzweig of Columbus; brother, William Vozar
of Clinton; and sister, Viola Hatala of Akron.
Funeral services Monday, 9 a.m., at the Hahn Funeral Home, with 9:30
a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church,
Fr. Edward Lajack, celebrant. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation
Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rosary service Sunday at 2 p.m.
(Hahn, Barberton, 825-2467.)
SHARON TWP. -- Mary Voris, 89, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 7,
1999, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
Born in Hungary, Mrs. Voris resided in Wadsworth 67 years. She was
a member of Mt. Zwingli United Church of Christ.
Mrs. Voris is survived by son, Carl J. of Sharon Township; and sister,
Helen Bennett of Santa Fe, N.M. She was preceded in death by husband, Carl
Sr. and brother, Mike Miklos Jr.
Funeral services Monday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zwingli United Church of
Christ, 2172 S. Medina Line Rd., where the family will receive friends
one hour prior to time of services, Rev. Keith D. Hejnal officiating. Interment
at Mt. Zwingli Church Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Mt. Zwingli
United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.
(Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)
John D. Swietlik
John D. Swietlik, 45, passed away suddenly Jan. 6, 1999.
A lifelong Akron resident, he worked at Newsome & Work Sandblasting
& Metalworking Co., where he was head man of a sandblasting crew. He
was a proud Army veteran, a member of the Barberton Eagles, Barberton Moose,
was ham radio operator N8XIE, and was a member of Covenant Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by mother, Mary, in 1996, he is survived by loving
wife of 24 years, Charlene Diane; daughters, Angela (Bill) Brooks and Sonya;
son, John II; granddaughter, Elizabeth; father, Richard B. of Columbus;
sister, Lynn (Claude) Broyles of Tennessee; and many other loving family
members and friends.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m., at the Eckard-Baldwin
Sanctuary Chapel, 760 E. Market St., with Rev. Larry Coufal officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home TODAY from 2 to 4 p.m.
(Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 535-7141.)
Richard W. Slater
Richard W. Slater, 69, of Akron, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999.
Mr. Slater was born in Akron on April 4, 1929. He retired in 1993 from
Chataqua Airline as an aircraft mechanic for 10 years. He was a member
of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sun Country Soaring Club of Wellington,
Ohio, and was a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America. In his later
years, he was a crossing guard for the City of Cuyahoga Falls.
Preceded in death by his son, Philip; and brother, Edwin, he is survived
by his beloved wife, Priscilla (Peggy); daughters, Cynthia K. Slater, Vicki
L. Slater and son-in-law, James R. Brown, all of Akron; and granddaughters,
Janet and Julie Werner of Clarksburg, W. Va.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at the
Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron, Readers Jeffrey
Williams and Elaine Strawn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 90 N. Summit St., Akron 44308. (Hennessy-Bagnoli,
Michael James Scaffidi
BARBERTON -- Michael James Scaffidi, 76, died Jan. 7, 1999.
A life resident of Barberton, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War
II, retired from Summit County Jail, and attended the Mt. Summit Nazarene
He was preceded in death by son, Anthony. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy;
sons, Michael James Jr., John, Steve, Timothy, and Mark; daughters, Linda,
Mary, Karen, Sue, Debbie, and Polly; 59 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren;
sister, Rose; and brother, Paul.
Funeral services Monday, 10 a.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier
Funeral Home, Pastor John Lee officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. (Campfield-Hickman-Collier, 745-3161.)
William C. Rosenberger
William C. Rosenberger, 89, formerly of Tallmadge, died Jan. 7, 1999.
Mr. Rosenberger was a foreman for Akron Standard, now known as the
Eagle Pilcher Co. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., lived most of his life
in the Akron area, and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by wife, Hazel M., and is survived by daughter
and son-in-law, Mary Ann and John J. VanOss of the City of Green; sisters,
Elsie DeLeo and Katherine Geaman, both of Sylvania; grandchildren, Diane
Johnson of the City of Green, John W. VanOss of North Canton; seven great-grandchildren,
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hope Lutheran Church,
999 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron, with Pastor Jack Kozak officiating. Burial
at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral
Home, 339 Southwest Ave., 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday; and one hour before service
at the church. In lieu of other remembrances, donations may be given to
the American Diabetes Association. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, TALLMADGE, 376-4251.)
Mildred M. Riley
WADSWORTH -- Mildred M. Riley, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at
Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Tunnelton, W. Va., Mrs. Riley resided in Wadsworth 55 years.
She was a stitcher at Ohio Match for 16 years, and a member of Wadsworth
Moose and Eagles ladies' auxiliaries.
Mrs. Riley is survived by daughters, Gloria Baker of Riverside, Calif.,
and Rosalie Minor; son, Roy; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Karen,
all of Wadsworth; 11 grandchildren, several great- and great-great-grandchildren;
sisters, Ethel Liston of Lanlam, Md., Mary Harsh of Morgantown, W. Va.,
and Mabel Maier of Monaca, Pa. She was preceded in death by nine brothers.
Funeral services Monday, 1 p.m., at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral
Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where the family will receive friends
from 11 a.m. until the time of service, Pastor Jerry R. Hackworth officiating.
Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American
(Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)
Victoria M. Proudfoot
Victoria M. Proudfoot, 48, passed away Jan. 8, 1999.
Born in Akron, she was a life resident, and was employed by Acute Care
Preceded in death by her parents, James and Florence; and sister, Betty,
she is survived by her husband, Jerry; son, Jamie (Monica) of Barberton;
stepson, Corby of Canton; stepdaughter, Kelly (Jim) of North Canton; grandchildren,
Autumn Rene, Edward, and Jordin Ashley; and sisters, Nancy of New York
and Jessie of Green.
Funeral services will be Monday, 11 a.m., at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral
Home, 547 Canton Rd. (Route 91), Akron. Burial at Hillside Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
(Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)
Bernice O'Leslie, 82, passed away Jan. 7, 1999, at the Arbors of Fairlawn.
She was born in Johnstown, Pa., and had lived most of her life in the
Akron area. Mrs. O'Leslie was a member of Woodland United Methodist Church,
where she volunteered for many hours through the Woman's Club.
She is survived by husband, Harry L.; sons, James (Kathy) of Canton,
Richard (Carmen) of Greensville, S.C., Thomas (Linda) of Kenmore; several
grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Barrit; sister-in-law,
Betty Gaston, both of Johnstown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m., at the Prentice Funeral Home, 1154
Kenmore Blvd., Rev. Raymond J. Kovach officiating. Burial at Greenlawn
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Ronald W. Meers
Ronald W. Meers, 63, passed away Jan. 7, 1999.
Born in Morgonton, Ga., he lived in the Akron area most of his life.
Mr. Meers retired in 1992 from the City of Akron, where he was employed
in the Highway Maintenance Department.
Preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Sylvia; and brother, Ray,
he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sandra; son, Michael Meers of Akron;
uncle, Lawrence Meers; and aunt, Dot Wilkinson, both of Akron.
Funeral services will be Monday, 1 p.m., at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral
Home, 547 Canton Rd. (Route 91), Akron, with Pastor Rick Fuson officiating.
Burial at Hillside Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home
from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
(Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)
Ruby Peyton McKenzie
STOW -- Ruby Peyton McKenzie, 76, died Jan. 6, 1999, after a courageous
battle with cancer.
There will be no calling hours. Rev. Michael Frazier will conduct a
memorial service at the Broadman Baptist Church, 350 E. Bath Rd., Cuyahoga
Falls, on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials
may be made to Broadman Baptist Church or Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service,
3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron 44333.
(REDMON, STOW, 688-6631.)
Tyrone Paul Grady
Tyrone Paul Grady, 19, went home to be with his personal Savior on
Jan. 23, 1999, as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Born in Akron, he was a life resident of Green. He was a 1998 graduate
of Green High School, where he was active in football and track. He was
instrumental in founding the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Green
High School, and he was very close to God. He worked at Splash 'N Dash
Car Wash, and had just begun to pursue a career as a firefighter.
He is survived by parents, who loved him dearly, Tyrone and Kathy Grady;
stepmother, Teri; sister, Danielle ``Jay Jay'' (Tom) Cramblette; brothers,
Taylor and Brandon; grandparents, Bob ``Papa'' (Sally ``Nana'') Connor;
grandmother, Alda Grady; stepgrandparents, Dave and Betty Repp; loving
aunts, uncles, numerous cousins and friends. He was loved by all, and will
be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., at Schermesser
Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (Route 619). Funeral services
will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Temple Baptist Church, 1212 Greensburg
Rd., with Rev. Howard Harris officiating. Interment at Hillside Memorial
Park. (Schermesser, City of Green Chapel, 724-9351.)
Mary ``May'' Lewis
STOW -- Mary ``May'' Lewis, 79, died Jan. 7, 1999.
Born in Gourock, Scotland, she was a Stow resident for 35 years, and
a member of First Presbyterian Church in Akron. An avid square-dancer,
she was also a member of the Stow Sunshiners.
She is survived by husband, Ondy; daughter, Janet Hiner of Cuyahoga
Falls; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard W. and Joann of North Olmsted,
Ronald W. and Barbara of Tallmadge; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren;
brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Dorothy Good of Akron.
Friends may call Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., at Redmon Funeral Home, where
Rev. Mark Ruppert will conduct services Monday, 10:30 a.m. Interment at
Crown Hill Burial Park. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to
the First Presbyterian Church of Akron, 647 E. Market St., Akron 44304.
(REDMON, STOW, 688-6631.)
Virginia M. Kelley
ROCKFORD, Il. -- Virginia M. Kelley, 81, died Jan. 5, 1999.
Born in Dayton, she was an Akron area resident for over 65 years, and
was active for many years at The Chapel and more recently at Faith Bible
Fellowship. Mrs. Kelley volunteered for many years at the Haven of Rest
and at Camp Carl.
Preceded in death by husbands, Oval Lowe, Russ Michael, and Virgil
Kelley; and by stepson, James Lowe, she is survived by stepson, Richard
(Barbara) Kelley of Rockford, Ill., and their children, Shawn and Eric;
stepdaughters, Dianne (Tim) DeBord of Tallmadge, Nancy Hoffman of California,
Linda (Keith) Kovach of Stow, Connie (Carlos) Mazar of California, Rebecca
(Tom) Thomas of California; 23 stepgrandchildren; sisters, Ruby (Chester)
Kanecke, Ruth (Charles) Kovac, and Helen Jean Powell, all of Akron.
Friends may call TONIGHT, 7:30 to 9, and Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m., at Redmon
Funeral Home, where Rev. Les Sutherland and Rev. Eloy Pacheco will conduct
services Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Greenlawn Memorial
Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Faith Bible
Fellowship, 126 W. Overdale Dr., Tallmadge 44278; or to Slavic Gospel Association,
6151 Commonwealth Dr., Loves Park, Ill. 61111.
(REDMON, STOW, 688-6631.)
Ophelia ``Phe'' Johnson
Ophelia Johnson, 96, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 1999,
at Akron General Medical Center.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Winfield, Kan., to the late Netti and Duke
Palmer. She moved to Oberlin, Ohio, when she married the late Fred A. Johnson
II on Jan. 3, 1940. The Oberlin/Lorain area was her home for over 50 years;
she moved to Akron in 1991. She was a public school teacher for 38 years,
having last taught at Brush Elementary School in the Midview Local School
District. As a teacher, children were her vocation and avocation. She helped
shape the lives of hundreds of students during her distinguished career.
In addition, she was called on to supervise many students through their
student teaching experience. She retired from teaching in 1975. After retiring,
Mrs. Johnson was very active in the Lorain community, volunteering for
the Meals on Wheels program and other civic and community organizations.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of the State and Local Retired Teachers Association
and the Lorain County Association of University Women.
She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers; husband,
Fred Johnson II; and grandson, James Holliman Jr. She leaves, to cherish
her memory, sons, Larry W. (Vanessa) Johnson of Akron and Fred A. Johnson
III of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters, Allene (James) Holliman of Oberlin,
Ohio, and Elizabeth Joyce of Holt Summit, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, 18
great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; special niece, Joyce Wood
of Hayward, Calif.; special nephew, Duke Palmer of Kansas City, Mo.; special
friend and care giver, Frances Young; a number of other nieces, nephews,
relatives, and friends.
Services will be held at 12 Noon Monday at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral
Home Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Curtis T. Walker Sr. officiating. Interment
at Westwood Cemetery in Oberlin, Ohio. Friends may call at the chapel from
11 a.m. to 12 Noon. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to
2015 Wyndham Rd., Akron 44313.
(Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)
Harold D. Jamison
BARBERTON -- Harold D. Jamison, 69, died Jan. 8, 1999.
Mr. Jamison retired from Babcock & Wilcox after 37 years service,
and was a member of Local 900. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean
Conflict and also a member of the Barberton Evangelical Friends Church,
AARP Barberton 1104, and the Barberton Senior Center.
Surviving are wife of 45 years, Martha; son, Jack (Melissa) of Erie,
Pa.; daughters, Elizabeth of Barberton, Mary (Scott) McHenry of Charleston,
W. Va., Marsha (Mark) Stefan of Barberton; eight grandchildren; brother,
Lacy of Barberton; sisters, Marjorie Persinger and Lois Burgess, both of
Akron, and Doris Francis of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services Monday, 12 noon, at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier
Funeral Home, Pastor Brian Cowan and Rev. Charles Bancroft officiating.
Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to the Barberton Evangelical Friends Church.
James P. Harkness Sr.
James Harkness Sr. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999.
Born in Rockmart, Ga., he lived in this community 37 years. He served
several years in the United States Army. He worked for Roadway Express
for 25 years, retiring in 1997.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Beverly
Joanne Harkness (Palmer). He leaves, to cherish his loving memories, sons,
James P. Harkness Jr. (Margaret Pagan) and Christopher M. Palmer; daughter,
Terri L. (Michael G. Murphy Sr.) Murphy; grandchildren, Michael G. Murphy
Jr., James E. Pagan, Mylan J. Murphy, Cashe' C. Palmer, and Nyshea Ware;
caring sister-in-law, Linda Palmer; nieces, Sonya Johnson and Rhonda Palmer;
loving and supporting brother, Fred (Bessie) Harkness, all of Akron, John
(Selma) Harkness of Dayton, Clifford Harkness Sr. of Cincinnati, Elois
(Albert) Harkness of Cincinnati; sisters, Mattie Tolbert of Rockmart, Ga.,
Florence Bethay of Cincinnati, Florene (Robert) Tolbert of Rockmart, Ga.,
Mildred (Thomas) Reynolds of Dayton; many loving friends and other relatives.
The family wishes to thank Hospice, VNS, and the congregation of Grace
Cathedral Church for their loving support.
Funeral services will held at 7 p.m. Monday at Stewart & Calhoun
Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Horace Drake officiating. Interment at Greenlawn.
Friends may call at the chapel from 6 to 7 p.m. Procession will form and
condolences may be sent to 1425 Hillcrest.
(Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)
WADSWORTH -- Dale Grove, 74, passed away Jan. 6, 1999, after a long
Funeral services will be held TODAY, Jan. 9, at Copley United Methodist
Church, 1518 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Copley, beginning at 10 a.m.,
with Reverend George Cooper officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial
Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Copley United Methodist
Church in memory of Dale.
Helen M. Pittinger
Helen M. Pittinger, 77 years, of Akron, died Jan. 17, 1999, at home.
Born in Wisconsin, Helen was a resident of Akron 50 years. She was
a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, the Ellet Golden Keenagers, and
Preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1983, she is survived by
daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dennis Watson of Akron; and grandsons,
Brad and Jim Watson.
Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 10 a.m at Annunciation Church.
Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hummel Funeral
Home, 500 E. Exchange St., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials
may be made to Jennings Hall, 10102 Granger Rd., Garfield Hts., Ohio 44125.
(Hummel, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 253-6126.)
Delmer C. Dague
Delmer C. Dague, 77, of North Canton, died peacefully in his sleep
Friday morning, at his home.
He was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Wheeling, W. Va. He served as a sergeant
with the Flying Tigers in the U.S. Air Force in the CBI Theatre during
World War II. He graduated from Washington & Jefferson University and
Carnegie-Mellon University. From there he went on to work for the Hoover
Co. from 1951 to 1961. He then began working for General Tire in Akron,
retiring in 1986 as vice president of quality assurance, GenCorp. Mr. Dague
was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in North Canton, a Mason of 47 years,
belonging to Fidelity Lodge 712 F&AM, Valley of Canton--Scottish Rite,
North Canton Eastern Star, and Oakwood Country Club. Mr. Dague was also
past chairman and founding member of American Society of Quality Control--Akron/Canton
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Elizabeth Dague of the
home; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Neal Kodish of Tallmadge; sons
and daughters-in-law, Dan and Debbie Dague, Steve and Darlene Dague, all
of Uniontown; grandchildren, Megan and Adam Kodish, and David, Bill, and
Tom Dague; sister, Marlys Theiss; and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church
in North Canton, Pastor Jesse Dunbar officiating. Burial will be at North
Canton Cemetery. A Masonic service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Monday at
the church. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Monday until the
beginning of the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Zion Lutheran Church of North Canton. (Karlo & Sons, 499-6207.)
Eula M. Curry
Eula M. Curry, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 1999.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Arlington Church
of God, with Rev. Dr. Ronald Fowler officiating. Interment at Glendale
Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Condolences
may be sent to 2390 Killian Rd., Akron 44312.
(Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)
Flora E. Cossin
Flora E. Cossin, 88, died Jan. 7, 1999.
Mrs. Cossin was a homemaker but, prior to that, worked at Ohio Edison,
Fairlawn Flooring & Tile Co., and Executon, Inc., as a bookkeeper.
She was born in Irvona, Pa., and lived most of her life in the Akron area.
She was a member of the North Hill United Methodist Church, United Methodist
Women, and the Little Gardens Club.
She is survived by her husband, Roy J.; daughters and son-in-law, Barbara
and Tony Sabino of Cuyahoga Falls, Marjorie Cossin of Akron; family friend,
Ron Taplin; grandchildren, Miller (Robert), Bill, Amy and Charles, Jim
and Sharon; great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Andrew.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral
Home, 936 N. Main St., with Rev. Gary Ihasz and Rev. Linda Kay Hall officiating.
Burial at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from
2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of other remembrances, donations may be given
to the North Hill United Methodist Church. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, AKRON, 376-4251.)
Karol Jean Cole
TALLMADGE -- Karol Jean Cole, 55, passed away Jan. 7, 1999.
The family will receive friends Sunday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Hecker Funeral Home in Uniontown, where funeral service will be held Monday
at 11 a.m., Pastor Joseph B. Serbin officiating. Interment at Hillside
Memorial Park. (Hecker, 699-2600.)
James T. Austin
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Mr. James T. Austin, 76, of Pinehurst, N.C., formerly
of Akron, died Jan. 8, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Austin was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and had
been a resident of Pinehurst since 1984.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Henrietta Sunde Austin; three
sons, three grandchildren, and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Village
Chapel in Pinehurst. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Eugene B. Boggs
Gene Boggs, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 7, 1999.
Funeral services will be at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich
Rd., Norton, TODAY at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service,
Pastor James Dull officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Those
wishing to make donations to the Chapel Missions Fund or Hospice of Visiting
Nurse Service may do so, in memory of Gene.
Hester M. Bevan
Hester M. Bevan, 78, of Ravenna, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Robinson
Survivors include her children, Ronald (Virginia) Bevan of Enfield,
Conn., Nila Wiley of Warrenton, Va.; daughter-in-law, Helen Turner of Ravenna;
seven grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren;
brother, Don Nichols of Texas; sisters, Evelyn Smith of California, Dona
Riley of Ohio, and Ruth Gregas of Texas. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Charles W. Bevan Sr.; son, Charles W. Bevan Jr.; and brother,
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the Wood-Kortright
Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at
the First United Methodist Church of Ravenna, with Rev. Thomas Poremba
officiating. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna. (Wood-Kortright,
Ravenna Chapel, 296-6436.)
Rev. Sis. Irene Bennett
Rev. Sis. Irene Elizabeth Bennett (Mrs. Rogers), 79, passed away Dec.
31, 1998, at Akron City Hospital, after a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. TODAY at Greater Bethel Baptist
Church, with Rev. Darryl Isaiah officiating. Procession will form and condolences
may be sent to 170 Kelly Ave. (Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)
Marge A. Arbogast
Marge A. Arbogast, 62, of Louisville, loving wife, mom, and grandma,
passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Manor Care Nursing Home, following
an extended illness.
Marge was born Nov. 3, 1936, in Canton, the daughter of the late George
and Margaret (Tanzek) Brozovic. She was a former service representative
Marge leaves behind her husband, Al Arbogast of Louisville; daughter
and son-in-law, Marsha and James Fagan of Canal Fulton; sons and daughters-in-law,
Tim and Penny Arbogast of Norton, Ken and Tina Arbogast of Doylestown,
and Paul and Lisa Arbogast of Louisville; sisters, Sister Antoine of Cleveland
and Lucille Carbone of South Carolina; brothers, George Brozovic of Texas,
Bob Brozovic of Canton, and Joe Brozovic of California; grandchildren,
Nathan, Ashley and Terrah Fagan, Mathew, Alyssa, Allyson and Tyler Arbogast,
Nicholas Simon and Christopher Umbaugh.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the Paquelet-Falk
Funeral Home, with Pastor Stanley Sawyer officiating. Burial will be at
Union Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral
home. (Paquelet-Falk, 875-2811.)