MEDINA - Joseph Steidl, age 75 of Medina, passed away December 12,
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and lived most of his life in Medina
County. He was a lay Minister of Apostolic Christian Church of Medina and
actively supported the American Red Cross Blood Drives. He was a machinist
for Portage Machine Company and served in the U.S. Navy during World War
He is survived by daughter and son-in-laws, Jan (Jack) Waicak of Mogadore
and Esther (Mike) Katanic of Medina; son and daughter-in-laws, Don (Nan)
of Medina, Les (Judi) of Seville, Joe (Mary) of Westfield Center and Edward
(Marian) of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughters, Sandy, Margaret, Doris
and Ruth Steidl all of Medina; 24 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren;
sisters, Hedy Steidl of Medina; sister and brother-in-laws, Katherine (George)
Fulop of Florida and Harriet (Fred) Fetzer of Strongsville; brother and
sister-in-laws, Andrew (Pat) Steidl of Medina and Fritz (Linda) Steidl
of Florida; brothers, John, Carl and Frank Steidl all of Medina and Mike
Steidl of Hudson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 AM at the Waite & Son
Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 North Court Street, Medina, where friends
may call Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. The family suggestions memorial
contributions to The Apostolic Christian Church 3548, Good Rd. Seville,
Ohio 44273 or The Kidney Foundation, PO Box 114 Brunswick, Ohio 44212.
(Waite & Son, 723-3229)
Merle W. Sipe
Merle W. Sipe, 82, died Saturday December 12, 1998 at Magnolia Care
and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Sipe is survived by son, Robert Miller of Virginia Beach, VA.;
daughters, Sandra (Mrs. Carl) Wellman and Cheryl (Mrs. Gary) Henthorn both
of Wadsworth, Amy (Mrs. Bruce) Varner of PA., Shelby John of Texas; 10
grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife
Patricia, daughter Genine Coffee, son, William and brother, Marvin.
Graveside service Wednesday 11 AM at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pastor John
T. Powell officiating. Contributions to help defray expenses would be appreciated.
(Hillard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501)
James W. Rudai
James W. Rudai, 78, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Charleston,
died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998 at Columbia East Hospital, El Paso, Texas
following a short illness.
He was a retired industrial mechanic for the Dupont Corp. in Washington,
Survivors include wife, Margaret Rudai; sons, James P. Rudai of West
Chester, Pa., Walter Hensley of Akron; daughter, Betty J. Brumbaugh of
El Paso, Texas; brother, Frank Rudai of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Sharlotte
Minko of Akron, Mary Weaver of Hudson, Fla., Esther Zumpano of Akron, Marge
Athens of Akron; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 1 p.m. at Tyler Mt. Funeral
Home with the Rev. Terry McKinney officiating. Entombment will be in the
Tyler Mt. Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call one half hour prior
to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions
be made to the American Cancer Society. (Tyler Mt. Funeral Home, 304-776-2651.)
Ward Dale Moore
FONTANA, Calif. -- Ward Dale Moore, 80, passed away Dec. 12, 1998 at
his residence in Fontana, Calif., following a long illness.
Born in Uniontown, Ohio, on Oct. 6, 1918, he graduated from Uniontown
High School in 1937, and was employed by Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
during World War II. He moved to California with his wife and family in
Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; an infant son; parents,
Ward J. and Irene Moore; and brother, William O. Moore. He is survived
by daughters, Judy (Gilbert) Loop, and Bernice (Kenneth) Wagner; five grandchildren,
and eight great-grandchildren, all of California; sisters, Jeanette (Stanley)
Yerrick, and Betty (Gene) Thursby, both of Uniontown, Idabelle (Ralph)
Murphy of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., Edna Fischer of North Canton, and Joan
Fankhauser of Uniontown; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Memorial services are being held in California. If desired, memorials
may be made to the American Heart Association.
Catherine Galay Menapace
Stow - Catherine Galay Menapace, 73, passed away December 13, 1998.
She was a 1942 graduated of Malvern High School, a 1946 graduate of Kent
State University and had been employed as a high school Home Economics
teacher for 12 years. An area resident since 1962, she was a member of
Holy Family Catholic Church, Stow, where she was an active discussion leader
in THE GIFT program and was a member of Te Home and garden Club of Stow.
Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Sophia Galay; sister, Sonia
Tarr and brother, Myron Galay, she is survived by her husband, Henry Robert;
daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and John Marzec of Westerville; son,
Bruce of Cleveland; granddaughter, Audrey Catherine of Westerville; sisters,
Helen Henderson of Canton and Rose Staffileno of Hudson; many nephews,
nieces, great nephews and great nieces.
She was blest with a marvelous intellect that she lovingly shared with
her family and students.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday at The Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello
& Carr Funeral Home, Stow. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 11 AM
at Holy Family Catholic Church, Stow. Interment Stow Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Catherine Galay Menapace Scholarship Fund.
(Dunn-Quigley--Ciriello & Carr Stow Chapel, 688-3866)
Dolores E. Lavery
Dolores E. Lavery, passed away Dec. 10, 1998.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. TODAY at The Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello
& Carr Funeral Home, 811 Grant St. with Hibernian Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10 a.m at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
(Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello & Carr,
Grant St., 253-8121.)
Mr. Jay Lynn Jackson Sr.
Mr. Jay Lynn Jackson Sr., 84, passed away December 9, 1998 at Wyant
Funeral services will be held TODAY at Stewart and Calhoun Funeral
Home at 7:00 P.M. with Rev. Leonard King officiating. Interment Glendale
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Procession
will form and condolences may be sent to 1163 Herman Ave.
(Stewart & Calhoun 535-1543.)
Gloria M. Heintzman
Gloria M. Heintzman, age 72 passed away December 12, 1998.
She was born July 13, 1926 in Akron and attended Lockwood United Methodist
She will be sadly missed by her husband of 54 years and 9 months, Harry
M.; sons Terry (Connie) of Canal Fulton, Randy (Becky) of North Carolina;
daughters, Joyce (Herland) Reynolds of Barberton, Connie (John) Hamlin
of Florida; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brothers, Chester
Scheneman of Florida and Gerald Scheneman of Elyria.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 10 A.M.
at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton, Burial Greenlawn Cemetery.
Calling hours TODAY, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Gloria wanted everyone to know,
She loved everyone, but now was her time to go on her own.
(Cox, Barberton, 745-3311)
Orpha B. Gamber
Orpha B. Gamber, 81, of Stow, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998.
Mrs. Gamber was born in Taylorstown, Pa. on January 31, 1917. Was a
resident of Stow for the last five years.
She was preceded in death by husband, Paul C. and brother, Harry E.
Martin. Survivors include sister in-law, Mary E. Martin of Stow; also several
nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be Tuesday 1 p.m.
at the Claysville Cemetery in Claysville, Pa. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, Akron,
Stradtner, 72, saved stray pets
NEW YORK: Gloria Marie De Martini Stradtner was most often spotted
late at night in huge cemeteries in Brooklyn and Queens.
She was there on the hottest summer night when New Yorkers without
air-conditioners couldn't sleep, and she was there when the temperature
was below zero and the snow was hip-deep and nobody was awake.
Amid the polished marble sentries guarding the dead of a great city,
Stradtner looked only for life.
Stradtner, who died on Dec. 22 at the age of 72, looked for stray animals.
She looked for the thousands of dogs and cats abandoned every year by people
who, having tired of their pets, thought not of bringing them to an animal
shelter but of leaving them in a cemetery.
Humans may think of cemeteries as woodland-like sanctuaries. But for
animals, they are only places to starve to death in the wild.
But Gloria -- as everyone called her -- was determined that this was
not to be. Not for her strays.
And so for 50 years or maybe more (nobody can remember when she did
not make the rounds of the graveyards at night), she would go forth, lugging
large bags of dog food and cat food and traps of the type that cannot hurt
animals. She would bait these traps and go back to her car and wait. In
an hour or so, she would return to her traps. Sometimes, she would entrap
a dozen animals or more in a night, her prisoners of love. And then she
would feed them.
Stradtner never had much money, so to supplement the dog and cat food
she bought with her Social Security money, she would take jobs working
in catering halls, even when she was getting on in years. That allowed
her to scoop up the scraps and bring them to her strays.
After she fed them, she would spend the next day making the rounds
of veterinarians, imploring their help to neuter the dogs and cats (they
usually charged her reduced fees). And then she would visit the shelters,
asking them to take in and care for the abandoned pets.
``I would estimate she saved thousands of animals,'' said Jeanne Toomey,
who runs the Last Post Animal Sanctuary in Litchfield County, Conn., near
the Massachusetts line. ``She was wonderful. She'd name dogs and cats in
the Cemetery, and she'd bring them up here. Nobody could refuse her.''
Stradtner visited animal sanctuaries in Long Island, upstate New York
and New Jersey, and nobody refused her in those places, either.
Less than two months ago, Stradtner was diagnosed with cancer. At her
funeral on Saturday, a poem she was believed to have recently written was
It was titled "Weep Not" and began this way:
Do not weep for me when I am gone
For I have friends in the great beyond.
All the little ones I used to feed
Will come to me in my time of need.
They will purr and bark in great delight
And I will hold and hug them tight.
Oh what a great day that will be
When my furry friends all welcome me.
Streetsboro -- Elvira Roberta (Steele) Albaugh, 81, of Streetsboro
died Friday, December 11, 1998.
She was born February 1, 1917 in Fulton Mo. She was the daughter of
the late John and Elsie (Vollbracht) Steele. She had lived in Streetsboro
since 1984 and was formerly of Cleveland. She was a homemaker and a member
of the Faith Baptist Church in Streetsboro. One of her favorite quotes
was For me to live as Christ but to die is gain Phil; 1:21. See you family
and friends later, something for you John; 3:16.
Mother of Professor John (Ann) Deely of Lafayette Indiana, Albert M.
Albaugh II of Streetsboro, Michael (Pam) Albaugh of Kent and Delores Allen
of Oklahoma; grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 7. Her husband, Albert
died previously in February 1997.
There will be no Calling hours. Memorial services will be Tuesday,
11 A.M. at the Faith Baptist Church in Streetsboro, with the Rev. Donald
B. Workman officiating. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Park in Ravenna.
Family request memorials to the Albaugh Memorial Fund for missions at the
Faith Baptist Church.
(Arranged by the Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel, 330-626-4966)
Betty J. Williams
Betty J. Williams, 65, of Manchester, passed away Dec. 13, 1998, after
a courageous two-year battle with cancer.
Born in Elkins, W. Va., on June 3, 1933, she was a lifelong resident
of the Akron area. She was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple.
Preceded in death by her infant son, Michael, she is survived by husband
of 46 1/2 years, Gene; son, Steve (Sandy) Williams of Akron; daughter,
Cynthia (David) Schuckert of Cuyahoga Falls; sister, Patricia (George)
Cilo of Cuyahoga Falls; granddaughters, Angela and Jennifer Williams and
Jessica, Jaclyn and Johanna Schuckert; aunt, Anna Marco of Cuyahoga Falls;
and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at 1 p.m. at the
Schermesser Funeral Home, City of Green Chapel, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake
Rd. (Route 619), with Dr. Charles F. Billington officiating. Calling hours
will be Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd.,
Akron 44333. (Schermesser, City of Green Chapel, 724-9351.)
Georgette Warner, 90, passed away Thursday, December 10, 1998, in Akron,
She was born March 21, 1908, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of George
and Catherine (Delamontagne) Fabre. Mrs. Warner was retired as a music
She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Gordon Warner in 1983.
She is survived by son, Gordon of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law
Rosalie and Nicholas Constantinidis of Akron; five grandchildren; and three
Memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 19, 1998,
at Sebring Presbyterian Church, 525 N. 16th St., Sebring, Ohio. Music will
begin at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Scholarship Fund
of The Columbiana Music Study Club, c/o Sally Bricker, 47 South Cross St.,
Columbiana, Ohio, 44408.
(CREMATION SOCIETY OF OHIO, 1-800-664-1012.)
Ross John Regis McCafferty
KENT -- Ross John Regis McCafferty, 78, died Sunday, December 13, 1998,
at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
He was born and raised in Barberton, the last of nine children of Charles
P. and Jeannette (Brown) McCafferty. He graduated from Barberton High School,
attended Kent State University from 1938-1942, and spent 4 1/2 years in
the United States Army serving in Patton's 3rd Army.
During his senior year at Kent State, he worked in the Personnel Department
of the Davey Tree Expert Company. Upon discharge from the Army, he returned
to the Davey Tree Company as Assistant Director of Personnel and Safety.
He retired from Davey in 1985 as Corporate Personnel Director.
He was proud of his Irish heritage and celebrated with his children
each St. Patrick's Day, parading downtown Kent and distributing green carnations
to his office employees, retirees and other friends.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Church for over 50 years. He served
on Parish Council and was chairman for the fundraising drive for eight
additional classrooms for the school. He was a member of Catholic Charities,
Christian Family Movement, the Kevin Coleman Foundation and the Knights
of Columbus in Kent.
He was also active in numerous civic groups, past president of the
Kent Jaycees, Portage County Personnel Association, KSU Blue and Gold Club,
Kent Kiwanis Club, and the Wranglers Club of Kent.
Survivors include Ruth, his wife of 54 years; sons, Michael (Ann Obery)
of Seattle, Wash., and Patrick of Kent; daughters, Mary Jo of Ketchican,
Alaska, Molly (James Bacon) of Juneau, Alaska, Anne (Jeff Coe) of Golden,
Colo., and Kate (Rich Doty) of Kent; grandchildren, Chandra, Garrett, Justin
and Leah; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bissler
& Sons Funeral Home. The Knights of Columbus will conduct a service
at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at
St. Patrick's Church, with Fr. Timothy E. Kenney officiating. Burial will
be at Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's
School Endowment Fund, Birthright or Kent of Kiwanis Youth Services.
(Bissler & Sons Funeral Home, 330-673-5857.)
James Anthony Lentini
James Anthony Lentini, son of Joseph R. Lentini, Professor Emeritus,
University of Akron and former County Councilman 1980-86 and Joan M. Lentini,
passed away suddenly while visiting in Akron on Tuesday, December 8, 1998.
Jim was a graduate of Tallmadge High School. He had retired after a 23
year military career, seven years in the Army and 16 years in the Navy.
He entered the Navy as an enlisted man and rose through the ranks to receive
an appointment to Chief Warrant Officer in 1995. He received an Army Commendation
Medal in 1980, Navy Commendation Medal in 1988, two Army Good Conduct Medals,
five Navy Achievement Medal, and three Navy Good Conduct Medal. He was
a member of The Retired Officers Association (TROA) and VFW Post 9236 in
Hernando Beach, Fla.
Jim is survived by his wife, Norma, and two sons, Joseph and James,
all of the Philippines. Besides his parents he is survived by a paternal
grandfather, Joseph G. Lentini of Spring Hill, Fla.; three sisters, Jorie
(Ernie) Kinnard of Spring Hill, Fla., Judith Schmitzer of Conway, Mo.,
and Janice (Joseph) Lentini-Boggs of Akron (Diamond); four brothers, John
(Judith) Lentini of Marietta, Ga., Jeffrey (Susan) Lentini of Virginia
Beach, Va., Jerome (Mari Jo) Lentini of Aurora, Colo., and Justin of Hernando
Beach (formerly of Akron).
Memorial Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 18th, at 11 a.m. at St. Frances
Cabrini Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Fla., with inurnment and military
honors following at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. In lieu
of flowers, the Family request donations be made to the Lentini Scholarship
at The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325. (Brewer Memorial Funeral
Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel, 352-796-4991.)
Lucille R. Goudreau
Lucille R. Goudreau, 86, passed away Dec. 11, 1998.
Lucille retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. with 32 years
service. After retiring to Florida, she volunteered in a nursing home for
Preceded in death by husband, Edward Goudreau, she is survived by brother,
Charles Miller of Akron; daughter, Vivien Parham of Port Charlotte, Fla.;
son, Carl Exler of New port Richey, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Helena R. Fullet
WADSWORTH -- Helena R. Fullet, 81, passed away Dec. 13, 1998.
Mrs. Fullet was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and resided
in the Swissvale, Pa., and Penn Hills, Pennsylvania areas until moving
to Wadsworth, Ohio in 1984.
Preceded in death by her husband, John ``Hank'' Fullet, she is survived
by her son and daughter, Charles (Linda) Fullet and Elli (Spencer) Grieco;
seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons.
Private family services. Memorials may be made in her name to Akron
Children's Hospital Volunteer office, One Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio 44308.
(Cox Funeral Home, Wadsworth, 330-335-3311.)
Joseph S. ``Joe'' Frederick
Joseph S. ``Joe'' Frederick, age 83, of West Worthington, died suddenly
at his home on Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998.
A native of Akron, Joe was employed as an engineer for over 41 years
with Ohio Bell Telephone Co. in Columbus. Joe was a member of the Telephone
Pioneers Club, the Triangle Club, Amateur Winemaker's Guild and Martin
Janis Railroad Club. He was also a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church,
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Krishner Frederick.
Joe is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Samuelson Frederick; daughters,
Chris (Gregory) Kirsch of Pickerington, and Mary Ann (Karl) Lichtenberger
of Middletown, Conn; grandchildren, Jonathan Kirsch, also of Pickerington,
Carrie (Anthony) Brocco of Wilcott, Conn., and Michael (Kelly) Lichtenberger
of Austin, Texas; nieces, Shirlee (John) Laica of Birmingham, Mich., Kay
(Ray) Gage of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Mary Lou Stone of Sedona, Ariz.;
and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, December
17, 1998 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 6899 Smokey Row Rd., Columbus,
Ohio with Monsignor John Johnson as celebrant. Interment Resurrection Cemetery,
Lewis Center, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. on Wednesday at Rutherford-Corbin-Worthington Funeral Home, 515 High
St., Worthington, Ohio. Prayer service at 3:30 p.m. If they choose, Friends
may make memorial contributions to American Heart Association, 5455 North
High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214, in Joe's memory. (Rutherford-Corbin-Worthington
Funeral Home, 614-885-4006.)
Ethel E. Egerton
WADSWORTH -- Ethel E. Egerton, 88, died Sunday, December 13, 1998,
at Rittman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness.
Born in Newark, N.J., Mrs. Egerton resided in the Wadsworth area seven
and one half years, previously residing in Sarasota, Fla.
She is survived by daughters, Peggy-joan (Mrs. Paul) Hobart of Eustis,
Fla., Lynn (Mrs. Ivan) Stiles of Blairstown, N.J.; six grandchildren; and
13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands, Raymond
Rulison and Lawson Egerton; grandson, William Hobart; and brothers, Ray
and Kenneth Klemmt.
Memorial service Thursday, 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
146 College St., Wadsworth, the Rev. Nancy W. Rich officiating. Contributions
may be made to the Alzeimer's Association, Cedar Locust Building, 157 W.
Cedar St., Suite 206, Akron, Ohio, 44307. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)
Carey H. Dye
Carey H. Dye, 58, passed away Dec. 13, 1998.
Born in Powlton, W. Va., he had been a resident of Akron for 32 years,
where he was an electrician at Carter Machine. He was a proud Marine Corps
veteran and a member of American Legion 209 and the East Akron Eagles.
Preceded in death by parents, Henry H. and Mary Marceline Dye, he will
be sadly missed by sons, Henry A. (Lisa) of New York and Carey L. (Winona)
of Colorado; daughters, Kathy A. Dye, Belinda S. Surgeon, Karen M. (John)
Ostrowski of Tennessee, and will cherish the loving memory of Christopher
David Dye. He will also be sadly missed by 17 grandchildren; brothers,
Jack (Jan) of West Virginia, Ira (Jeanne) of Arizona, John (Marcy) of Michigan,
Bob (Dorothy) of Florida, and Paul (Donna) of Michigan; sisters, Patricia
(Allen) Confere and Donna Knipple; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews
The family will receive friends at the Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home,
760 E. Market St., TODAY, 5 to 8 p.m., and where funeral service will be
held Wednesday at 11 a.m., Pastor John C. Phillips officiating. Interment
at Hillside Memorial Park, where V.F.W. will conduct a military service.
(Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home and Chapel, 535-7141.)
Jerry W. Myers
STOW -- Jerry W. Myers, 71, was a gentle man who died peacefully at
The Briarwood on December 19, 1998.
Those who knew him will remember him as a man of integrity, honesty,
and industry. Jerry was a man who loved sailing, hiking, horses and his
Preceded in death by his wife, Jo Nell, and his parents, Wayne and
Josephine Myers, he will be greatly missed by his children, Larry Myers
of Thornville, Ohio, Debbie Shearer and husband, Douglas of Silver Lake,
Ohio, and Kevin and wife, Paula of Hudson, Ohio; four grandchildren, Tamra,
Emily, Travis, and Michael will remember ``Grandpa Jerry'' as a loving
and enduring influence in their lives. Jerry is also survived by brothers,
Jack and wife, Nancy, Edgar and wife, Jean, and sister, Ruth Singhass.
After graduating from Salem College with a B. A. in Business Administration,
Jerry Myers had a long and distinguished career in public accounting. He
was a lifetime member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
and a retired executive from Roadway Express. He was active in his community
through his membership in Kiwanis Club of Akron, Masonic Star Lodge 187
F&AM, Tadmor Temple, Yusef Khan Grotto, and the Scottish Rite. He proudly
served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Jerry was a member of First
United Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls and was active for many years
in the Wesley Sunday School Class.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 22 at 7 P.M. in
the Chapel of Good Shepherds at the First United Methodist Church, 245
Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
that memorials be made either to the First United Methodist Church Gifts
and Memorial Fund or Jerry's favorite charity, the Salvation Army.
(REDMON, STOW, 688-6631.)
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Lorene Cottrell, 78, passed away Dec. 13, 1998.
Mrs. Cottrell was born in Pritchard, W. Va., and had resided in Cuyahoga
Falls most of her life. She had worked as a seamstress for 15 years for
Atco Surgical Supply, retiring in 1973, and was a member of the New Apostolic
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H., and is survived
by her daughter and son-in-law, Hazel and Virgil Richards of Marlboro;
sons and daughters-in-law, James R. and Beth of Tallmadge, and Charles
C. and Rosemary of Uniontown; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren;
brothers, Douglas Ellis of Pritchard, W. Va., and Russell Ellis of Wadsworth;
sister, Imogene Wallace of Pritchard, W. Va.; sisters-in-law, Hazel Miller
of Cuyahoga Falls and Vera Ellis of Seville; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Clifford-Shoemaker
Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, where a funeral service will
be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday by the New Apostolic Church. Interment
at Northlawn Memorial Gardens.
MANCHESTER -- Conrad Berg, 80, went to be with the Lord Dec. 12, 1998.
Conrad was born May 24, 1918 in Akron Ohio and graduated from Garfield
High School in 1937. Conrad then served in the United States Army from
which he was honorably discharged. He was a charter member of the Community
Church in Portage Lakes where he served as a Deacon. He retired from Firestone
Tire and Rubber as a machinist after 37 plus years and was a member of
URW Local 7. He was also a charter member of the Manchester Booster Club
and Panther Paws.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Katherina Berg; step-mother,
Eva Berg; father, John Berg; brother John Berg; sisters, Katherine Dippel,
and Elizabeth Pamer. Mr. Berg is survived by his wife of 53 years, Essie;
daughters, Carol (Kevin) Woods, Diana (Gene) Ackerman, and Patricia (Phil)
Phillips; grandchildren, Michelle Miller, Melissa Morrison, Kristin Woods,
Sara Ackerman, Nicholas Phillips, Christopher Phillips, Cody Phillips,
four great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Homes, 3326 Manchester Rd.,
Akron on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where services will be held Wednesday
at 11 a.m. with Dr. Byron Morgan officiating. Interment Greenlawn Memorial
Park, where military services will be performed by University of Akron
ROTC. (Bacher, 644-0024.)