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Gregory Ralph Adkison
Greg Adkison died April 17 at Barberton Citizen's Hospital after a long illness. He was 64. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Rosemary Adkison; his son, Thomas and his brother, Phillip Adkison. He is survived by a brother, sister, aunts, many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be absolutely missed by those who loved him. He was truly second to none. Burial by cremation will take place at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home.
Roger L. Lindamood
Roger L. Lindamood, 71, died April 20. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Teamsters. Roger was a member of Magic Cruiser Car Club. Survived by his wife, Marilyn Gault-Lindamood; children, Michele Lindamood-Fulton and Roger Lindamood Jr.; grandchildren, Garrett, Morgan, Madison, Risa and Meredith; hillbilly beagle, Maggie Mae Renee; brother, Bruce (Dorothy) Lindamood of Atlanta, Ga.; along with other family members and friends. The family will receive friends April 24, 5-8 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home.
Julia Hicov Baker died on Good Friday, April 18. We know Mom heard Christ call to her, "Well done, good and faithful servant, today thou shall be with me in Paradise." “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” We are eternally grateful to God for giving us Mom for 91 years. We had the best mom you could have ever asked. She was always there for us, a great mom and friend. And definitely the best cook ever! We will never forget Mom’s delicious food and especially her great kifli, kolach and many Christmas cookies, her stuffed cabbage and fried chicken and gravy. She made homemade buttermilk biscuits from scratch every night for Dad. And her cream pies; scrumptious! Her heart was broken when her oldest son, John, died when he was only 18 years old from cancer. We know there was an incredible reunion on Good Friday. Mom was born in Barberton and was baptized at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, of which her parents were founding members. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Akron for over 55 years. She was preceded in eternal life by her son, John Paul Baker Jr. and husband, John Paul Baker Sr.; her beloved parents, Andrew Hicov Sr. and Anna Keresturik Hicov; her six sisters: Vivian, Violet, Leona, Irene, Baby Pauline and Pauline II; four brothers, Andrew, Danies, Julian and John. She is survived by sons, Tim, Jim (Cecilia) and Rick; three grandchildren, Chrissy, Beth and John. She is also survived by her godson, Jacob Kuzawinski and her brother, Michael, and many nieces and nephews. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Garimah Jones, Dr. Jeffrey Junko, Dr. Michael Pelini, and Dr. Eric Miller and their wonderful staffs and the nurses at Akron City Hospital for their kindness and great care of Mom. We want to thank her care givers, who made it possible for us to keep Mom at home. And finally the all the staff at VNS Hospice for Mom’s final comfort and their kindness to us. Calling hours will be April 25, 3 -8 p.m., at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road. W., Barberton. Funeral services are April 26, 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Akron, 263 E. Mill St. Akron, with the Reverend Dr. Allan Bevere and Reverend Dr. Charles Yoost officiating. There will be viewing one hour before the funeral. Immediately following will be a burial service at Rose Hill Burial Park, 3535 Medina Rd. Fairlawn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of Akron or to the Akron General Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Care at 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333. With the Saints, O Christ, give rest to your servant where there is no pain, sorrow nor mourning, but life everlasting. Christos Voskrese! Vostinu Voskrese! Christ is Risen! Indeed he is Risen! www.silva-hostetler.com.
Arlene Margaret Kern (nee Mueller)
Arlene Margaret Kern (nee Mueller) died April 19, with her loving family by her side. She was born on August 28, 1923, in Menasha, Wis. and was a resident of Norton for 57 years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence, to whom she enjoyed 65 years of marriage; parents, John F. and Mabel V. Mueller; brothers, Ralph (Dorothy) Mueller, John Mueller and sister, Patricia (William) Pagel. She leaves behind her daughter, Terri Pouliot (Mark); and son, Keith Kern. A huge void will be felt by her grandchildren she leaves behind. Tracy Sheppard (Sean), Bettie Jo Christie, Jamie Madigan (Tina) and Jason Kern (Teresa). Arlene also leaves behind 15 great-grandchildren who adored her. She was very close to each of them and loved being involved in their lives and spending time with them. She also had the rare privilege of having one great-great-grandchild. Arlene was a World War II Veteran and proud member of Coast Guard SPARS. She was an active member of the North Coast WAVES. She was also a lifetime member of the VFW in Norton. Arlene counted it a privilege to serve her country in its time of need. Arlene was devoted to her family and found so much joy in spending time with each of them. She especially loved preparing huge family meals at holiday times or family celebrations. She always insisted on hosting such family gatherings, even as her family grew. She loved cooking and baking and enjoyed time in the kitchen trying out that new recipe. Arlene was very active in her church, The Columbia Church of Christ, in Barberton and was an original member of the Dorcas Class. Her giving and unselfish spirit was evident in the volunteer work she did with the area’s soup kitchens as well as serving church dinners when the need arose. She gave of her time freely and asked nothing in return. Arlene was truly a member of "The Greatest Generation" and her spirit and energy was paralleled to none. She was a dedicated wife and mother as well as grandmother. There was nothing she would not do to make the lives of others easier. She was a loyal friend to so many and always looking for ways to lend a helping hand. She often visited nursing homes to take small gifts or flowers to brighten the day of a friend or someone less fortunate. Arlene loved dancing when her husband was alive and was a lifetime member of the Country Music Association. Together they knew how to attract attention as they were always admired for the way they danced together. She also enjoyed cruises and traveling on the ocean. Arlene remained active up until her last days; enjoying early mornings spent at the Barberton YMCA, where she enjoyed swimming, the treadmill, stepper or rowing machine. She was admired by everyone for her pep and stamina. She quickly made a group of friends there, who referred to her as "The Youngster", because she was so fit and active. She also stayed active in the Wadsworth Alzheimer’s Support group long after her husband’s long suffering from the disease. She made friends wherever she went and she loved being around people. She leaves behind many of those friends who will especially feel her absence. Arlene was a joy-filled Christian woman in every sense of the word. She was considered the family "peace-keeper" and unconditionally loved everyone, never judging anyone. She always chose to see the good side of everyone and everything. Arlene’s earthly presence will be greatly missed. She was a remarkable woman with so many interesting stories to tell. She lived an amazing life, creating so much love and joy in the lives she touched. She never met a stranger and was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. An empty space in our hearts has been created that will never be filled by another. We will wrap ourselves in the warmth of beautiful memories she created that will be treasured forever. Funeral service is Friday, April 25, 9:15 a.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Rev. John M. Henniger officiating. Family will receive friends from 8:15 a.m. until time of service. Burial at Ohio Western National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Columbia United Church of Christ, 978 Wooster Road W, Barberton, OH 44203 or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Kathy S. Matozel (nee Baker)
Kathy S. Matozel, 59, died April 20 at her residence. Kathy was born in Barberton and was a life resident of the area where she retired from Barberton Citizens Hospital as a registered nurse. She was a member St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church and the Norton Gardening Club. She also volunteered at the Salvation Army. Preceded in death by her husband, Dennis P. in 2011; parents, John and Helen Baker; and brother, Jim Baker; Survivors include her daughters, Jennifer and Michelle Matozel; brothers, John E. (Leann) and Ken (Joyce) Baker; and brother-in-law, Michael Matozel. Calling Hours will be Thursday, April 24, 5-7 p.m. at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. Private interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church. www.silva-hostetler.com.
William “Bill” M. Page
William “Bill” M. Page, 45, died April 17. Bill served with U.S. Air Force. He was a manager of the meat department at the Giant Eagle in Fairlawn where he worked for 21 years. He loved the Cleveland Browns, fishing and playing horseshoe. Preceded in death by father, William “Bill” Page; little brother, Rodney; grandparents, Calvin and Mabel Romesburg; and step-father, Nelson Leidel. He loved his family. Survived by wife of 23 years, Jeannie (nee Meacham) Page; daughters, Samantha (Mike) Page, Jessica (Duane) Page; grandchildren, Chloe, Lilly, and Michael Jr.; mother, Brenda Leidel; brothers, Thomas Page, Phillip (Erica) Page; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral will be April 23, 10 a.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Gary Black officiating. Calling hours April 22, 6-9 p.m., at Cox Funeral Home.
John L. Pratt
John L. Pratt, 64 of Rittman, member of The Eastern Road Church of God in Rittman , died on April 19. Preceded in death by mother, Muriel E.(Beitler) Pratt; father, Delno Pratt; and grandson, Isaac. Survived by his wife of 33 years, Betty J. Pratt of Rittman; daughter, Mrs. Muriel I (Todd) Shadel of Piketon; son, John L. Pratt, Jr of Rittman; daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Tim) Ransom of Rittman; grandson, Matthew Ransom of Rittman; four sisters, two aunts, many nieces and nephews and many family and friends. Funeral service will be April 22, 7 p.m., at Eastern Road Church of God, 2600 Eastern Road, Rittman. Family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m., until time of service at 7 p.m. Pastor Faron Cole officiating. Burial is Wednesday, April 23, in Sunset Hills Cemetery, North Canton.
Glenn W. Davis
Glenn W. Davis, 56, died April 10. He was born in Barberton and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Carl Davis; Glenn is survived by his father, Walter (Marlene) Davis; mother, Dorothy Cutlip; sister, Christine (John) Murray; brothers, Jeffery Davis, Michael (Karen) Wise, Martin (Tracy) Wise, Jerry (special sister-in-law, Trudy) Wise, Steven (Marion) Wise; many nieces, nephews; other family members, friends and his best four-legged buddy, Duke. There will be a memorial service April 22, 1 p.m. at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Michael Somerville officiating. Inurnment to follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Isolde Monheim, 51, died April 16. Born August 24, 1962, in Frankfurt, Germany, she was a resident of the Akron area for 27 years. Isolde was a member of Our Father’s House Church and was an active member of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Preceded in death by her father, Manfred Schneider and grandson, Jackson Hobbs Kufchak; survived by her children, Heike Schneider, Sandi Kufchak, Jason Kufchak and Brian Kufchak; grandchildren, Elisabeth and Maximilian Schneider; mother, Inge Schneider; sisters, Tanja Blum and Anja Schneider; fiancee, Thomas Byrd; along with other family members and friends. Funeral service will be April 21, 2 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Rev. Randy Vandemark officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.
Harold Andrew Augustynovich
Harold Andrew Augustynovich 66, of Barberton, died April 14. He was born at The Citizens Hospital Company in Barberton, Nov. 12, 1947. Augie, as he liked to be called, grew up in Barberton where he attended St. Augustine’s Middle School and then graduated from Barberton High School. He spent four years proudly defending his country in the fields of Vietnam. He was a regular at the VFW, military base museums and golf courses. He worked over 30 years in some capacity in the City of Barberton. Augie’s greatest leisure pleasure was found at any of the local golf courses rain, snow or shine. He also had wonderful memories of being a part of the Barberton High School football team. Augie was best known for his amazingly generous heart. The greatest joy of his life was his family. He was loved by anyone that met him and showed abundant kindness to everyone he knew. Augie was a mentor and father figure to the many boys and girls that had come into his life. He embraced each one as his own children and was very proud of all of them. Augie married his first love and soul mate, Janis Arlene Augustynovich. They spent 46 wonderful loving years together. They were always inseparable and could be found in the kitchen dancing while making dinner. Augie and Janis would also hold steadfast to their nightly tradition of holding each other’s hands as they fell asleep. He was preceded in death by his father, John Augustynovich; his mother Norma Augustynovich and his younger brother, Donald Augustynovich. He also lost his brothers-in-law, Chuck and Donald Moore and his niece, Christiana Alexis Moore. Harold is survived by his beloved wife, Janis and his daughter, Crista Augustynovich. Brothers, David and Robert Augustynovich and sister, Carol Dietrich. His father and mother-in-law, Charles and Eleanor Moore. His sisters-in-law, Brenda Metz, Marjorie Lindemann, Leslie Emery, Mary Augustynovich and Mary Lou Augustynovich. His brother-in-law, Roger Metz. His nieces, Ellen Marie Lucca and Theresa Salzillo. Nephews, Roger, Mark and Michael Metz, Kristain Lindemann and Andrew Augustynovich. He also leaves behind many great-nieces and nephews. His family will also be having a graveside military burial with full honors in the coming months. That date will be released to all friends and family when that information becomes available.
William E. “Bill” Trout Jr
William E. “Bill” Trout Jr, 64, died April 17. He was born April 29, 1949, in Barberton. Bill was the past president of Barberton FOPA 18. He loved to hunt and fish. He taught machine trades at Maplewood JVS form 1975-1980 and was the president of TNT Machine Company from 1978-2014. Preceded in death by parents, William Sr. and Millie; sisters, Angie Grubaugh and Lela Edwards. Survived by wife of 42 years, Wanda; brother, Roy (Betty); sister-in-law, Cathy (Danny) Doyle; brother-in-law, Dan (Tammy) Betts; numerous nieces and nephews and pet, Gretchen. Funeral service is April 22, 11 a.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Don Bolich officiating. Calling hours 1-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., April 21, at Cox Funeral Home. Burial at Greenlawn. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.
Leonard Ferrell, 83, died April 17. Survived by wife, Catherine; son, Mark; granddaughter, Mary; and sister, Dott Haught. Services have taken place. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery.
William E. “Bill” Trout Jr
William E. “Bill” Trout Jr, 64, died April 17. He was born April 29, 1949, in Barberton. Bill was the past president of Barberton FOPA 18. He loved to hunt and fish. He taught machine trades at Maplewood JVS from 1975-1980 and was the president of TNT Machine Company from 1978-2014. Preceded in death by parents, William Sr. and Millie; sisters, Angie Grubaugh and Lela Edwards. Survived by wife of 42 years, Wanda; brother, Roy (Betty); sister-in-law, Cathy (Danny) Doyle; brother-in-law, Dan (Tammy) Betts; numerous nieces and nephews and pet, Gretchen. Funeral service is April 22, 11 a.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Don Bolich officiating. Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., April 21, at Cox Funeral Home. Burial at Greenlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of choice.
Victor Canfora died April 8, in Fountain, Fla. Vic was born in Barberton and graduated from Barberton High School, class of 1965. He bravely served his country in Vietnam as a U.S. Navy medical corpsman and was awarded the Bronze Star. Left to mourn are his wife, Belinda; sons, Christopher and Kevin; stepsons, Christopher and Joseph; sisters, Barbara (Carl) Smeller, Deborah (Jim) Felton, Suzann Wille and stepmother, Jean Heald. Vic was preceded in death by his father, Louis and mother, Jeanette. Cremation has taken place and inurnment at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. Always fiercely independent, Vic did "not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he heard the beat of a different drummer." Sadly, he will be missed by his family and friends.
With heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Carol Sapp, 71, on April 15. She was a mother of three and a mother to us all. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Sapp; her mother and father, Wanda and Andrew “Short” Callihan and her nephew, David. Mom loved us, cared for us, worried for us, but most importantly she carried us. Now we must carry her in our stories, our memories and in our hearts. We are comforted in the fact that we cannot let her go unless we hold her there. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. Carol loved sharing time with her nearby family, keeping up with those further away on her tablet computer and playing cards with her lady friends. Carol was loved and will be missed by her son, Andy (Joanne) Sapp; daughters, Judy (Brian) Czarnecki and Renee (Jeff) Starr; grandchildren, Josh (Heidi), Adam (Heather), Jamie (Nick), Joey, Paige and Eden; great-grandchildren, Ronnie, Roman and baby-to-be; sisters, Tammy (Kevin) Erwin and Linda Parks; nieces and nephew, Jennifer (Adam), Justin (Brittney) and Katie (Leigh); great-niece and nephew, Madi and Brayden; along with other family members and friends. Funeral service is April 19, 3:30 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Fr. Robert Jackson officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends April 18, 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure: P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Dwight A. Shaffer
Dwight A. Shaffer, 87, died April 14. A resident of New Franklin for over 50 years, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Dwight retired from Goodyear in 1988 with 40 years of service and was an active member of Celebration Church. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Glendene; son, John Stephen (Karen) Shaffer; daughter, Cheryl Ann (Scot) Villwock; grandson, Timothy Shaffer; great-grandson, Bryce Shaffer; numerous other family members and friends. Funeral service is April 19, 11 a.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Michael Mancari officiating. Burial at Sunset Hills Memory Garden with military honors by Firestone VFW 3383. The family will receive friends April 18, 4-8 p.m. and also on April 19, 1 hour prior to the service.
Philip W. Harbaugh
Philip W. Harbaugh, 68, died after battling a long illness. He went home to be with the Lord and his son, David. He was born in Akron. Philip was a long distance truck driver for many years. He was a great companion, husband and father. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Harbaugh; his sons, Wayne Harbaugh, Micheal (Michele) Harbaugh; his daughters, Leora (Bret) Judson, Tina Harbaugh (Ernest Marks), Heather Harbaugh; special friend of the family, Margrie Harbaugh; his sisters, Laura Wellman, Sonja Slaughter, Billie Andears, Pamela Selman; a great friend of the family for many years, Danny (Marilyn) Selman; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two very special companions, Freckles and Precious. Funeral service will be Thursday, April 17, 11 a.m., at Bible Holiness Church, 375 37th St. SW, Barberton. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Jeral Davis officiating. Burial at Lakewood Cemetery.
Gene Whipkey, 73, died April 13. A life resident of the Barberton area, he was a U.S. Army veteran. Preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Dorothy and wife, Sandy; Gene is survived by his sons, Gene (Amy) and Chad (Danean); grandchildren, Tyler and Abigail; brothers, Ronnie (Jeannie) and Albert (Mary Ann); sister, Helen (Donnie) Heller; numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral service is Friday, April 18, 1 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Mike Prebynski officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 17, 4-8 p.m.
Roger E. Cutlip
Born in Akron, May 14, 1950, Roger died April11 at Barberton Hospital. Roger served in the Vietnam War and was a life member of VFW Post 1066 in Barberton. He was also an avid Yamaha rider for over 40 years. He is preceded in death by parents, Burgess Cutlip and Wanita (Peggy) Cutlip. He is survived by daughter, Tracy Feldscher; son, Matthew White (Amy); granddaughters, Sheila and Whitney Long, Megan, Alysha, Ciara; sister, Linda Borland (Gary); nephews, T.J. Howatae, Joshua Cutlip; niece, Amy Jernigan; great nephews, Masin, Shane, Ben; lifelong friends, Tom Dungee, Eric Frankenhauser and special friend Debbie Bailey. Calling Hours are at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton, on April 16. 10-11 a.m., with funeral to follow. Pastor Fred Webb officiating. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Elaine V. Richards (nee Witwer)
Elaine V. Richards, 67, died April 12, after a courageous battle with cancer. Elaine was born in Barberton and was an area resident all her life where she was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Edith and sister, Joan Curtis; survivors include her loving husband of 43 years, William L.; daughter, Donna (Don) Thompson; sons, Robert (Julie) and William “Billy” II (Nicole); 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill, Rick and Bob; and sisters, Marilyn, Sue, Nancy, Connie and Rosie. The family wishes to thank all who helped with Elaine’s care. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m., at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 4022 Johnson Road, Norton. Fr. James Maloney celebrant. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Calling hours April 15, 5-8 p.m., at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew Church. www.silva-hostetler.com.
James R. Gangle
James R. Gangle of Copley, died April 10, surrounded by his family. Born in 1940 in Barberton, Jim attended St. Augustine’s Elementary School and graduated from Barberton High School in 1958. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Fulton from 1958-1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1961, Jim married the love of his life and best friend, Lovetta Sue (Wildroudt), celebrating 52 years of marriage in 2013. Jim took great pride in his family, his Catholic faith, and his family business, Jim Gangle Bulldozing & Excavating Co., that his father started in 1947. He was meticulous with his trucks and equipment, which carried through to his customers and contractors. Throughout his life, he made many business relationships that turned into lifelong friendships. Jim enjoyed hunting, watching NASCAR, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his nine grandkids. Jim was an active and life member of the NRA, Historical Construction Association and the Greater Akron and National Home Builders Association. He was also a life member and past commander of the Frank Bender American Legion Post 473 and took great pride in flying the American flag daily. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth (Werner); sister Carole Freno and brothers-in-law, Dick Myers and Gary Gray. He is survived by his wife Sue; sisters Peg Myers and Sally Gray of Barberton; Judi (Dave) Wanczyk of Thorton, Colo.; Jean (Dave) Sweet of Canal Fulton and brother-in-law Bernie Freno of Barberton. Jim is also survived by his children, Terri (Butler) Day of Atlanta, Ga., Jim (Cheryl) of Copley, Dave (Justine) of Birmingham, Ala., Russ (fiancee, Amy Crow) of Atlanta, Ga. and Beth (Steve) Morris of Louisville. He was “Pap-Pap” to his nine grandchildren; Nick, Drew, Rob, Lee, Lake, Cole, Joe, Sam and Megan. The family would like to thank all of the staff and doctors at Akron General Medical Center and Concordia at Sumner for the excellent care he received. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m., April 14, at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church, 4022 Johnson Road, Norton. Fr. James Maloney, celebrant. Burial with military honors at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Calling hours April 13, 4-8 p.m. at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew Catholic Church. www.silva-hostetler.com.
Gilbert William Reynolds
Gilbert William Reynolds, 82, died April 9. He was born Jan. 18, 1932 in Sayre, Pa., to the late Robert Reynolds and Luella (Sullivan) Reynolds. Gilbert graduated from Sayre High School in Sayre, Pa. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1949. He retired from Babcock and Wilcox for 25 years. Gilbert was a long-time member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Gilbert was known for his interesting wit and his love of gardening. He was always happy to share his garden’s bounty with friends and family. He was able to enjoy road trips with his son, as recently as a few months ago. Gilbert was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Wozniak) Reynolds and his sister, Carolyn Gowan; he is survived by his son, Stephen R. of Austin, Texas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Jean (William) Hinkle of Macedonia, Marjorie (Thomas) Burkley of Akron, Ellen (John) Shacklett of Etowah, N.C.; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friend, Timothy Szittai. There will be no calling hours. Friends and family are invited to attend Mass of the Christian burial April 14, 11 a.m., at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1263 Shannon Ave., Barberton, Fr. Robert Jackson, celebrant. Inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery with military honors by Firestone VFW 3383. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice or Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Sherrill V. Minor
Sherrill V. Minor, 81, died April 9. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from the Air National Guard after 17 years of service. Sherrill was a member Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Barberton Moose 759, Eagles 555 and the Wadsworth VFW 1089. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Sally; children, Randy (Shelley) Minor, Cheryl (John) Chuhi and Carol (Jim) Bray; grandchildren, Marissa, Randy II, Damian, Stacey, Jason (Brittany), Thomas, Tiffany, Stephanie (Ben), Ashley (Daren); great-grandchildren, Kylee, Myleigh and Raelyn; two sisters-in-law, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service is April 14, 11 a.m., at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 16 Eastern Road, Doylestown, with Pastor Gaye Santoro officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park with military honors. The family will receive friends April 13, 4-7 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton and also one hour prior to the service and the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.
Scott D. West
Scott D. West, 33, died April 6 at Summa Barberton Hospital. Scott was born in Barberton where he was a life resident and 1999 graduate of Barberton High School. He worked at Copley Tool Rental and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Akron. Scott was very active with Barberton All Town Little League where he enjoyed coaching his son, Tyler and nephew, Tristan. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Fae Hatcher and grandfather, Ken West; survivors, include his loving wife of seven years, Shelbi M.; son, Tyler Scott; daughters, Brooklynn Paige and Makenna Quinn; parents, Dale and Vivian West; brother, Ryan (Paula); sister, Heather Lewis (Shaun Owens); nephews, Tristan, Austin, Bryce and Ryan Jr.; grandmother, Lou West; grandfather, Ralph Hatcher; mother-in-law, Dina Leonhard (Doug Runkowski); brother-in-law, Rob Burner; and grandparents-in-law, Larry and Delma Burner. Funeral Service is April 11, 11 a.m., at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Calling hours April 10, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. www.silva-hostetler.com.
Shirley Jean Moore
Shirley Jean Moore, born July 23, 1949, died April 7. Shirley was a member of VFW 1066 Women’s Auxiliary. She loved doing crafts, puzzles, hanging out with friends and family, as well as the Ohio sports teams. Survived by daughter, Cynthia Switzer; sister, Guyla (Bud) Williams; brother, Billy Black; grandson, Cory Ricker; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Black; father, Theodore “Frank” Black; brother, Richard Black; and husband, James Moore. There will be a benefit and celebration of her life Saturday, April 26, 2-6 p.m., at the Barberton Civitan Club.
Judith A. Saxon (Judy)
Dear family and friends; the sun rose on Nov. 19, 1941 and set on April 7 for me. The interim of 72 years was a marvelous adventure. God afforded me numerous opportunities and gifted me with many talents. That combination allowed me to acquire an extensive education that enhanced my teaching career. A special thanks to all the students I have had over a 50 year teaching career. Every student added a thread or two to the fabric of me. (Some even added a few grey hairs!) To Bob and Vilma (my brother and his wife) and to Joyce (my sister), I so appreciated your love and support as I, the radical midget, went off on another adventure. To my numerous nieces and nephews, thanks for letting me be a part of your life. To Mary Anne and Joan, it was a privilege to be your aunt but a greater honor to call you my friend. To the general populous, if I helped you in any way, praise God. If I offended you, I ask your forgiveness. If I ignored you, I apologize. As I transition into a new realm of existence, know that God holds you in the palm of his hand. Peace, Judy. Cremation has taken place.
Virginia “Ginny” McClung
Virginia “Ginny” McClung, 83, died April 8. Ginny was a very loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved bingo, word puzzles and playing cards. She was retired from Wright Tool and Forge. Preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Goldie Warner; her husband of 53 years, Gale McClung; brother, James Warner and sister, Merlie Huffman; Ginny is survived by her sons, Ron (Mary) McClung and John (Ruth) McClung of Mayfield, Ky.; daughter, Penny (John) Jonke of Barberton; grandchildren, Mike Sturm of Barberton, Aaron McClung and Jamie Thomas of Mayfield, Ky.; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Mace of Charleston, W. Va., Eve Robinson of Rock Hill, S.C., Sue (Marvin) Marske of River Falls, Wis. and Christine (John) Cooper of Circleville; loving sister-in-law, Juanita McClung of Akron, along with other family members and friends. Funeral service is Friday, April 11, noon, at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton with Paul Howe officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11 am. until time of service.
Albert M. Lee
Albert Martin Lee died April 8, at the Justin T. Rogers Care Center. Al was born to the late Daniel Malley and Clara Antoinette Lee (Davis) on July 29, 1923, in Monterey, Tenn., but had resided in Barberton, a city he loved, nearly all of his life. Al attended Barberton High School and then went to work for the Babcock and Wilcox Co., where he enjoyed a 43-year career, retiring in 1981. He left the company from 1942-1945 to serve his country in World War II. Al was a faithful member of St. Augustine Catholic Church since 1946. During his years with the church, he orchestrated the Holy Hour program and served as head usher. He was a Boy Scout leader when his boys were young and participated in numerous activities at the school as well as the church. Al remained active in his community as a member of the American Legion Post 0449, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and also the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly 1766 in Wadsworth and the Third Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly 1617 in Barberton. He also served on the Barberton Zoning Board committee for many years. Al had a deep love for this country and was a proud member of the Barberton VFW Post 1066. He had a love and respect for his fellow veterans and enjoyed the time he spent there as a trustee. As a member of the "Greatest Generation", Al served his country well during World War II and was honored with a Purple Heart. Al is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Barbara and by six children, Patricia Svec, Ronald, Robert (Sally), Mary Ann Carmen (Pat), Teresa Stallworth (Jeff) and Mark (Theresa). He also leaves 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Christine and Donnell. Al was preceded in death by three sisters Audrey, Lucille and Claudine and his son-in-law, Lawrence. The family would like to thank the caring individuals at the Justin T. Rogers Care Center in Fairlawn who helped fill Al’s final days with peace and dignity. “It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you. The day God called you home.” Mass of Christian burial is April 12, 10 a.m., at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 204 Sixth St. NW, Barberton. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Calling hours April 11, 4 -7 p.m. at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the St. Augustine Endowment Fund. www.silva-hostetler.com.
Michael B. McCollister
Michael B. McCollister, 21, died April 7. He was employed by Pet Supplies Plus and attended Kent State Stark Branch. Michael was an avid animal lover and a loving brother and son, who always had a smile on his face. Survived by parents, Jeff (Heather (nee Best) McCollister and Tara (nee Daly) (Tedman) Tonn; siblings, Taylor Tonn, Hannah Tonn, Bailey McCollister, Tommy McCollister and Connor McCollister; along with other family members and many friends. Funeral service will be held April 12, 10 a.m., at Park United Methodist Church, 2308 24th St. SW, Akron, with Pastor Linda Somerville officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends April 11, 4-8 p.m. at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 6100 Rockside Woods, Suite 445, Independence, OH 44131 in Michael’s name.
Jaclyn Jean (Hackenberg) Pobiega
Jaclyn Jean (Hackenberg) Pobiega, 36, died April 1. Born in Barberton, the daughter of Diana and Lynn Hackenberg of Milford, Ohio. She graduated from Milford High School in Milford in 1995 and from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, 1999 with a B.S. in Journalism where she met her husband Michael. Jaclyn was a Girl Scout, high school color guard member and a writer and editor for her high school newspaper, Southeast Ohio Magazine, Cincinnati Parents Magazine and hundreds of internet web sites and articles. After several moves across the country, Jaclyn and Michael settled in Charlotte in 2004 and recently moved to the Massey neighborhood, Fort Mill, S.C., Sept. 2013. Jaclyn had been a Media Specialist for Continental Tire, Commercial Vehicle Group in Fort Mill since March 2009. She was a devoted friend to many in the online community including fellow aviation wives, new mothers, neighbors and colleagues. Jaclyn was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Doris Goode and Erleene and Luther Herr, all of Barberton, and Celia and Joseph Pobiega and Rose and George Jankowski, all of Cleveland. Jaclyn is survived by her loving husband Michael; children Robert (6) and Ellen (2); parents Diana and Lynn Hackenberg of Milford; sisters, Jennifer (Jason) Yoder, Kim Hatton; niece, Olivia Hatton; parents-in-law, Thomas and Rose Marie Pobiega of Solon; sister-in-law, Melissa (Marin) Kos; and many, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were at the Palmetto Funeral Home, 2049 Carolina Place Dr., Fort Mill, S.C. Interment at Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill, S.C. A memorial page is being written on Facebook where memories can be shared. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.palmettofh.com. While the world lost a wonderful woman, Heaven gained a beautiful angel to shine on all of us. She’s safe now in Jesus’ arms. Her mother’s parting words. The family is being served by Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory of Fort Mill, S.C.
Pauline E. Smart
Pauline E. Smart, 81, died April 2. She was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Northampton Twp, Ohio. Pauline was an avid bowler and Cavs, Browns, and Indians fan. Preceded in death by parents, Orie and Laura Dye; sisters, Doris, Jean; brothers, Jim, Dick, and Paul. Survived by husband, Lynn; son, David; daughter, Carla McKee; grandchildren, Christopher, Aimee, Sarah, Hannah, Shelby; great-grandchildren, Lance, Gemma, Grace, Nicole, Mason; sisters, Louise, Evelyn, Corrine; brother, Kenny; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Monday, April 7, at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Father Michael Petrochuk officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Calling hours 4-7 p.m., Sunday, April 6, at Cox Funeral Home.
Emma Price, 89, died April 3. She was born in W.Va., Jan. 6, 1925 and lived most of her life in Barberton. Emma was an active member of the Akron Baptist Temple for over 30 years. She leaves behind a legacy of faith and will be missed by her beloved family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Susan and Henry Cremeans; six siblings and her husband of 50 years, Paul; Emma leaves behind her loving family, including sons, Paul, Fred (Pam) and Terry (Theresa) Price; as well as grandchildren, Kirstin, Amanda, Emily, Meili, Hanli, Kristina, Brittany (Andrew), Elizabeth, Abagail, Samuel, Amanda, Sean and great-grandson, Cooper. Funeral service is April 8, 1 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Rev. Ernie Kemppel officiating. Internment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling hours April 7, 6-8 p.m. and also 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Akron Baptist Temple, 2324 Manchester Road, Akron, OH 44314.
Bobbie Collins, 83, died March 16. He was born March 24, 1930, in Cadmis, Ky. He lived most of his life in Ohio. Served with the United States Navy. Retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and the Green Local School Systems. He loved gardening, fishing and hunting. Preceded in death by his parents, 12 siblings and son, David. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa. Bobbie enjoyed spending time with his friends. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce; son, Greg (Kathy Berrens) Collins; grandchildren, Emily and Justine and their mother, Connie; Abby and Brooke and their mother, Tammie; great-grandson, Gabriel; nephew, Benton (Pat) Thompson, who will officiate at the service; numerous other nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial service will be 5 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until time of service. The committal service will be 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 14, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Neta E. Schrop
Neta E. Schrop, 87, died April 1. She was born in Barberton, Sept. 24, 1926, to Clarence and Anna Weyrick. After graduating from Barberton High School, Neta married Robert H. Schrop on Sept. 24, 1945, and lived her life in the Barberton/Norton area. She was a homemaker and also worked from B.F. Goodrich for 17 years and Macy’s Department Store for 15 years. Neta was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church in Barberton, the Rebekah Lodge and Anna Dean Chapter 595, OES. Neta’s church, family, friends and new friends at Coal Ridge Assisted Living were very important to her. She will be missed by all who knew her. Neta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert, who is greatly missed, in 1981; along with her brothers, William and Donald Weyrick; survived by sons, John (Gloria) Schrop of Granby, Colo. and Richard (Susan Labuda) Schrop of Cuyahoga Falls; daughter, Patti (Mike) Roberts of Wooster; grandson, Robert (Kristine) Wohlford of Granby, Colo.; granddaughters, Elise Schrop of Tallmadge, Rachel and Sarah Roberts of Wooster; great-grandson, Tyler of Colorado; cousin, Annette Jessel of Barberton and her puppy, Oscar. Neta’s family extends their deepest appreciation to the Acute Palliative Care staff at Akron City Hospital for the compassionate care they provided and her many friends for their visits and prayers.
Funeral service is April 4, 11 a.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton with Rev. Tina Nees officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends April 3, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lakeview United Methodist Church 211, Third Street, NW, Barberton, OH 44203.