|Joseph R. Riedl
NORTON -- Joseph R. Riedl, 72, died Dec. 16, 1998, at Hospice of Visiting
Funeral service will be TODAY, 10 a.m. at the Columbia United Church
of Christ, Rev. Mark Steiner officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial
Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Columbia United
Church of Christ Memorial Fund. (Hahn, Barberton, 825-2467.)
Ruth A. Pressler
UNIONTOWN -- Ruth A. Pressler, 92, passed away December 17, 1998, at
St. Luke's Lutheran Home.
She was a lifetime Uniontown resident, a member of Advent Lutheran
Church, and graduated from Uniontown High School.
Preceded in death by her husband, Henry and son, Charles R., she is
survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Julia of Uniontown;
nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service Monday, 11 a.m. at the Hopkins Lawver UNIONTOWN Funeral
Home, 3553 Northdale Street, one block northwest of the square of 619 and
Cleveland Avenue, Pastor Jan C. Walker officiating. Burial at Greenlawn
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. In lieu
of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Canton, P.O. Box 21234, Canton, Ohio 44701. (Hopkins Lawver, UNIONTOWN,
Albert J. Nichols
A memorial service for Albert J. Nichols, who passed away Dec. 4, 1998,
will be held Saturday, Dec. 26 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church in Ravenna (corner of Prospect & Riddle).
Madison J. (Jim) Muncil
Madison J. (Jim) Muncil, 83 years, of Cuyahoga Falls, died Dec. 16,
He was a member and past commander of the Ralph Huff Post 1062 VFW.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret in 1986, and is survived
by three sisters, Ruth Webber, Alice Webber and Helen LaJoie; and brother,
There will be no services or calling hours. (Hummel, a Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 253-6126.)
Sylvia G. McCorvey
Sylvia G. McCorvey, 60, went home to be with the Lord December 17,
1998 at Akron General Medical Center after a long illness.
She was a lifetime resident of Akron. She was employed by Akron General
Medical Center for 8 years, last working in 1988. She was a member of Mt.
Olive Baptist Church.
Sylvia is survived by daughters, Carol (Cornie) McMillian, Gloria (Tommie)
McCorvey Stone, Grace McCorvey; son, James McCorvey; 13 grandchildren;
special friends, Melvin Sommerville, James McCorvey, Mary McElroy, all
of Akron; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at
1:00 p.m. with Rev. William Bunton officiating. Interment Lakewood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 12:00-1:00 P.M. Procession will form
and condolences may be sent to 1276 Hardesty Blvd.
(Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)
Loretta M. Mayfield
TALLMADGE -- Loretta M. Mayfield, 59, passed away December 18, 1998,
at Hospice Care Center after a short illness.
She was born in Akron and was a life resident of the area.
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years of marriage, George
Richard (Dick) Sr.; sons and daughters-in-law, George Richard (Rick) Jr.
and Julia, Robert Donald II, all of Tallmadge, Randy Kevin and Ann of Uniontown;
daughter and son-in-law, Marian Christine and Michael Frye of Tallmadge;
grandchildren, Christopher, Theresa, Patrick, Steven, Nicholas, Kylie,
Bradley and Mackenna; parents, William and Tonie Booth of Akron; mother-in-law,
Grace Mayfield of Tallmadge; brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Judy
Booth of Cincinnati, Phillip and Marilyn Booth of Akron; sister and brother-in-law,
Juanita Hollis-Emrick (Larry) of Akron; brother-in-law, Robert (Linda)
Mayfield of Tallmadge; sister-in-law, Jolynn (Chuck) Phillips of Jackson
Twp.; many close relatives and dear friends.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of Cuyahoga
Falls General Hospital, 300 West, the Akron General Hospital Oncology Unit
and the Hospice Care Center.
Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m. at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home,
547 Canton Road, Akron, with Reverend C. Edward Carter officiating. Burial
at Tallmadge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 5
p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service time Monday. The family suggests
memorials to the Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, Ohio
44333. (Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)
Sylvester T. Kidd
Sylvester T. Kidd, 76 years, of 469 Rhodes Ave., went home to be with
the Lord Dec. 17, 1998, at Akron General Medical Center. Funeral announcements
later. (JERRY JONES JR. FUNERAL SERVICE, 253-9484.)
Connie M. Harold
Connie M. Harold, 64, passed away Dec. 17, 1998.
Born in Medina County, she was a former Akron resident who had lived
in Tallmadge for the past 21 years. She retired from the Board of Education
after 23 years of service as a librarian at McEbright Elementary and was
a member of the First Church of God in Tallmadge.
Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Mae Burkett, she is survived
by her husband of 46 years, Orvel; daughters, Helena (Carmel) Goodrich
of W. Virginia and Guylene Harold and J. E. O'Shaughnessy of N. Olmsted;
and son, Edward L. (Patricia) of Indiana; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren;
special nephew, James; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at the Eckard-Baldwin
Sanctuary Chapel, 760 E. Market St., Pastor John C. Phillips and Pastor
Ken Webb officiating. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park. The family will
receive friends Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests donations be made to the First Church of God, 464 Northeast
Ave., Tallmadge 44278. (Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 535-7141.)
Robert A. Green
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Robert A. Green, ``Outstanding Scout Leader'', 67,
died December 16, 1998.
Friends may call at the Redmon Funeral Home Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Service will be conducted Monday, 1 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church
in Coshocton. Interment at Coshocton County Memory Gardens.
(REDMON, STOW, 688-6631.)
Domenic Fana, 65, of the City of Green, went home to be with the Lord
suddenly Dec. 18, 1998.
Born in Sicily, Italy on Dec. 27, 1932, he moved to the Akron area
in 1955, where he was employed by the Alessio Construction Co. In 1967,
he started the Fana Brothers Construction Co. and, in 1974, purchased the
Rose Villa Restaurant, where he has been owner-operator. He was a member
of St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Anna; son, Domenic Fana
of the City of Green; daughters, Maria (Anthony) Barbieri of Cuyahoga Falls,
Rita (Jim) Grosso and Linda (Danny) Sams, both of the City of Green; brother,
Joe Fana of Cuyahoga Falls; sisters, Rose Calabrese of Akron and Sara Bonfiglio
of Sicily; grandchildren, Kara, Domenic, Erica and Mark; and many loving
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at 10 a.m.
at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, 4019 Manchester Rd., with Fr. James
R. Schleicher officiating. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
at the Schermesser Funeral Home, City of Green Chapel, 600 E. Turkeyfoot
Lake Rd. (Route 619). Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. (Schermesser,
City of Green Chapel, 724-9351.)
Mary J. Eckstine
Mary J. Eckstine, formerly of Akron, died Dec. 16, 1998, at her residence
in Ellenton, Fla.
She was a supervisor for the Data Processing Dept. for Polsky's department
She is survived by a son, Ronald of Canton; daughter, Connie H. Elliott
of Asheboro, N.C.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one
Graveside services 10 a.m. Monday, December 21, 1998 at Mansion Memorial
Park, Ellenton, Fla., with Pastor Bill Payne officiating. Arrangements
Kicliter Funeral Home, Palmetto, Fla.
Rosaira DiDomenico, 92, of Stow, formerly of Akron, died Tuesday, Dec.
Mass of Christian Burial will be TODAY, 10 a.m., at St. Martha's Catholic
Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hennessey-Bagnoli
Funeral Home, 339 Southwest Ave., Tallmadge, TODAY, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (Hennessey-Bagnoli,
Martha Jane Czaplinski
Martha Jane Czaplinski, 54, of Merriam, Kansas passed away Dec. 15,
1998 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
Jane was born in Akron and lived in the Kansas City, Kansas area since
1966. She graduated from McPherson College in 1966 with a BS in Education.
She received her master's degree from Kansas State University. For the
past thirty years she has been a teacher of gifted education in Kansas
She is survived by her son, Lane Czaplinski of Lawrence, Kan.; a brother,
Paul Hossler of Ann Arbor, Mich., and a sister, Ann Lawrence of Norton.
Jane was a loving mother, sister and friend and a devoted teacher. She
will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Unity Temple on the
Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street. Cremation. The Family requests no flowers and
suggests contributions to The Martha Jane Czaplinski Arts & Education
Fund, which will help to continue the work she has done for the past 30
years. Please send contributions in c/o D.W. Newcomer's Sons, 8201 Metcalf
Overland Park, Kansas 66204.
Stanley P. Alekna
Stanley P. Alekna, 89, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998.
He was born in Dekalb, Ill. and retired from the U.S. Postal Service
in 1974 with 45 years service. He was a member of St. Sebastian's Catholic
Church, National Association of Letter Carriers, Lithuanian Alliance of
America, and the Holy Name Association of the former St. Peter's Catholic
Mr. Alekna was preceded in death by his first wife, Adele and sister,
Esther Roman. He is survived by wife, Nellie; sons and daughters-in-law,
Stanley A. and Sally of Lebanon, Pa., James L. and Phyllis of Stow, Paul
J. and Judy of Grand Rapids, Mich.; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara
A. and James Ciancio of Silver Lake; sister, Bernice Mackus of Pinellas
Park, Fla.; step children, Robert and Ralph Tucker, and Ranelle Gerry;
11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 9:15 a.m. at the Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz
Funeral Home, 95 W. Waterloo Rd., and 10 a.m. at St. Sebastian's Catholic
Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends
TODAY 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to The Arthritis Foundation, 2604 Tuscarawas St. W., Canton,
OH 44708.(Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz, 724-1281.)
Mary Alice Boschert (nee Schatz)
HUDSON -- Mary Alice Boschert, age 77, of Hudson, beloved wife of the
late Frederick W. Boschert; loving mother of Carol Lane, Sandra Janosek,
Robert Boschert and Gary Boschert; dear grandmother of Michael, Brad and
Brian Lane, Lisa Svoboda, Cheryl, Larry Jr., and David Janosek; great-grandmother
Marissa, Michelle and Michael Lane Jr., and Ashley and Christina Svoboda;
dear sister of Alvin, Vivian and the late Charles, Pat, Regis, Delores
and Coletta, died Thursday.
Mary was an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Mary's
Church in Hudson. Mary was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She taught all that came into her life the ultimate in love and values.
Mary demonstrated to her family, through her faith, the ability to remain
strong in the face of significant adversity.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December
21, 1998 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 340 N. Main Street, Hudson, Ohio.
Friends will be received Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at JOHNSON-ROMITO,
A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 19 E. Main Street, Hudson, Ohio. (330-650-4181).
Interment at Markillie Cemetery, Hudson.
Anna Grace Barrett
Anna Grace Barrett, 92, passed away Dec. 18, 1998.
She was born in Westfield, Pa., and lived in the Akron area since 1924.
She was a member of Annunication Catholic Church, the AARP, Reservoir Park
Senior Citizens, the Grandmothers Club at Annunciation, and the East Akron
Preceded in death by her husband, Francis J., she is survived by her
daughters, Anna Grace (Joseph) Mattingly of Akron, Mary McAleese of Punta
Gorda, Fla.; sons, Francis J. (Charla) Barrett of Florida and Patrick M.
(Judi) Barrett of Tallmadge; sister, Gloria (Gordon) Watson of Grosse Pointe,
Mich.; brother, Frank (Elinor) Duffy of Sylmar, Calif.; 16 grandchildren
and 32 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 9:30 a.m. at Annunciation
Catholic Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday,
6 to 9 p.m. at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 339 Southwest Ave., Tallmadge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Association for Retarded Citizens
of Summit County, 90 N. Prospect St., Akron 44304. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, TALLMADGE,
Catherine Irene Zimmerman
BARBERTON -- Catherine Irene Zimmerman, 86, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998.
She was a resident of Barberton for over 60 years, and a member of
the Barberton First Church of Christ.
Preceded in death by brothers, Harold and Paul Hoeferle; surviving
are, husband of 65 years, Jesse; daughter, Carolyn Mae (Billy) Mefford
of Barberton; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren;
and sister, Josephine Young.
FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD TODAY, 1 P.M. WITH VISITATION ONE HOUR
PRIOR TO THE SERVICE at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, with
Ryan Hayden officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Barberton First Church of Christ. (Campfield-Hickman-Collier,
Albert A. Verrilli, Jr.
CANAL FULTON -- Albert A. Verrilli, Jr., 65 of Canal Fulton died Saturday,
Dec. 19, 1998 at Akron City Hospital.
Born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., he was a resident of Canal Fulton for the
past 34 years, received a BS Degree in mechanical engineering from Yale
University and was a retired engineer with the Babcock & Wilcox Co.
in Barberton. He was a member of Ss. Philip & James Catholic Church,
Canal Fulton, had been a Boy Scout Leader with Troop 915, Canal Fulton
and was a former member of the Canal Fulton Library Board.
He is survived by wife, Margaret Verrilli; children, Dr. Albert (Ellen)
Verrilli, III of Clinton, N.C., Michael (Linda) Verrilli of Brunswick,
Ohio, Stephen (Karen) Verrilli of Cincinnati, Ohio, Catherine (Jeffrey)
Bauer of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Christopher (Amy) Verrilli of Simpsonville,
S.C., Timothy (Jacqueline) Verrilli, Alysia Verrilli, all of Chicago, Ill.;
12 grandchildren; brother, Dr. John Verrilli of Seattle, Wash.; sisters,
Marian Sackson of Somers, N.Y., Adrienne Seymour of Somerville, N.J.; brother-in-law,
Richard Martinez of Wooster, Ohio; sister-in-law, Irene Fennell of Daytona
Mass of the Christian Burial Wednesday, 10 a.m. at the Ss. Philip &
James Catholic Church, Canal Fulton. Fr. John Lody officiating. Burial
Union Cemetery, Canal Fulton. Friends may call at the Swigart-Easterling
Funeral Home, Tuesday 6 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Ss. Philip &
James Church, Canal Fulton or the Alzheimer's Association, Summit County
Curtis Earl Tucker
Curtis Earl Tucker, (Little Caesar), 47, departed this earthly life
on Dec. 18, 1998 at Akron General Medical Center after a long illness.
He was born in Akron on March 2, 1951, and was preceded in death by
his parents, Dorsey Sr. and Emma Tucker; brother, Dorsey (Jiggs) Tucker;
daughter, Dawnalyn Douglas. He was the youngest of six children. He attended
Akron Public Schools and received an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice
from Ohio University in 1991 and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice
from Ashland University in 1992. He was a member of the University of Ashland
Alumni Club, and the Morrish Science of America.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, who was
his childhood sweetheart, Barbara Tucker; children, Douglas (Spring) Strickland
of New Jersey, Carmen (Macey) Strickland, Richard Lollar, Roslyn (Michael)
Smith, Diedra Brown, Curtis Earl Tucker Jr., Donnie Lollar, all of Akron;
six grandchildren; brothers, John Tucker and Gregory Bridgeforth; sister,
Emma (William) Black; aunt, Ruth Rice; uncles, Arthur and John Bell, all
of Akron; mother-in-law, Thelma Strickland; sisters-in-law, Eunice Tucker,
Patricia Strickland, Shirley Waters, and Karen Strickland, all of Akron,
and Marsha Reynolds of Los Angeles, Ca.; brother-in-law, Kevin Strickland;
special nieces, Robin Oliver and LaTusha Black; special nephews, Wesley
Tucker, Jama Black; special cousin, Arthur Bell Jr.; special friends, Sonny
Edwards and Willie Joe Favors; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives
A special thanks to Akron General Medical Center Unit 4100 and the
Greater Akron Dialysis Center.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, 11 a.m. at
the Turner & Rhoden Memorial Chapel, Rev. Lorenzo Glenn officiating.
Interment Glendale Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to 784 Roscoe Ave.,
and 137 Bungalow Way. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. (SERVICES
ENTRUSTED TO TURNER & RHODEN, 724-1201.)
SUFFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Dale
Sheffler, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 18, 1998, at his
Funeral service will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at the Hopkins Lawver MOGADORE
Funeral Home, 34 S. Cleveland Ave. (Route 532), with Rev. Harold D. Bradley
officiating. Burial with military rites at Hillside Memorial Park. Friends
may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. TONIGHT, and from 10 a.m.
until service time Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Trinity Church of
the Nazarene, 2780 Canton Rd., Uniontown 44685. (Hopkins Lawver, Mogadore,
Stella M. Sanders
Stella M. Sanders, 97, passed away Dec. 19, 1998.
She was born in Huntsville, Ala., on Nov. 9, 1901, and was a member
of New Hope Church of Christ.
Preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. in 1973, and son, James
in 1948; she is survived by her grandson, James W. (Roye) Sanders; great-grandchildren,
James D. (Julie), Jeffrey C. (Lisa), Jennifer, and Julie Sanders; and four
Private services and burial will be held at Lakewood Cemetery. There
will be no visitation.
(Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)
Denise L. Russell
Denise L. Russell, 25, of Akron, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998
at Barberton Citizens Hospital.
She was born May 15, 1998 in Akron. Denise was a graduate of Springfield
High School and attended Grace Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Miriam Burns in March of 1998,
and also by her paternal grandparents, Mabel and E.L. Russell. Survivors
include her father and stepmother, Michael and Wendy Russell; stepfather,
Robert Burns; sister and brother-in-law, DeLynn and Lester Yerkey; grandparents,
Pastor W.C. and Virginia Smith; nephew, Luke Yerkey; aunt and uncle, Barbara
and Ernie Coffy.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at FARLEY FUNERAL HOME,
131 N. Canton Rd., where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
with Pastor Phil Hulgin of Grace Baptist Church officiating. Interment
East Liberty Cemetery.
(FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 784-3334.)
Gilbert J. Ritter
Gilbert J. Ritter, 104, formerly of North Vine Street, Orrville and
the Akron/Green area, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 at Glendora Healthcare
Center, Wooster, following a period of declining health.
He was born July 8, 1894 in Akron, Ohio, the son of William F. and
Cora May (Stein) Ritter, and attended school in the Akron/Green Schools.
He was united in marriage to Irene Whisler on July 12, 1919. They were
divorced in 1949. He was united in marriage to Ruth I. Bowers in April
of 1959. She died Jan. 3, 1987. He previously had been employed at the
Rubb Construction Co. Following retirement he enjoyed working on small
engines and lawn mowers.
Surviving is a daughter, Evelyn Schaaf of Manchester; a granddaughter,
Faye Fryling of Santa Maria, Ca.; three great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren;
a brother, Ernest Ritter of Akron; a sister, Marie Kiepler of Clinton.
Preceded in death by son, Donald Ritter, daughters, Dorothy Ritter, Thelma
Ritter, and Doris Ritter; son-in-law, Norman Schaaf, brothers, William
Ritter and Ray Ritter; sisters, Ethel Ritter, Etha Carpenter and Minnie
There will be no services or calling hours. Auble Funeral Home, Orrville
is in charge of arrangements.
Donald C. Reger
Donald C. Reger, 77, passed away Dec. 19, 1998 at Summit Villa after
a long illness.
Survivors include daughter, Ruth Ann Barton; son, Donald
Reger; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; former wife, Donna;
four stepchildren; several step-grandchildren; brothers, Ronald and Charles;
several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Hillside Memorial
Park Chapel, Pastor Homer Burket officiating. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, TALLMADGE,