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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 Baker

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

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

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

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. 



Carol Sapp

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

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

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

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.



Douglas M. Sobul

Doug Sobul, 80, died March 31. Doug was born in Akron and attended Garfield High School. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Doug retired from the Barberton Post Office and dedicated his time to helping raise his granddaughter, Payton. Doug was an avid sports fan, playing on and coaching area softball teams. He was inducted into the Summit County Softball Hall of Fame, class of 2005 as was his father, as one of the area’s best softball pitchers. He enjoyed following many area high school football and basketball teams, but especially loved his six-time world champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Doug was preceded in death by his father, Luke Sobul, and his mother, Ruth Sobul. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Jeanne (Battay); daughters, Karen Miller and Rebecca Murphy; son-in-law Mike Miller; grandchildren, Payton Murphy, Michael Miller, Chris Miller and Ali Miller; and aunt Charlotte Sobul. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. Atul Goswami, and staff Jessica and Jennifer, as well as Dr. Ishan Haque for their unending care and support. Memorial Service will be Thursday, April 3, noon, at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. Fr. Robert Jackson officiating. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday, April 3, from 10 a.m., until the service time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Vincent DePaul Society at Prince of Peace Church, 1263 Shannon Ave., Barberton, OH 44203.  www.silva-hostetler.com.



Wilma J. Gabel

Wilma J. Gabel, 76, died March 27, at the Hospice Care Center. Wilma was born in Wise, Va. and had been a Barberton resident for the last 50 years. She worked at Sweet Henrie’s for 15 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul; son, Steve Joyce; and sister, Charlotte Mullins; Survivors include her niece, Terri (James) Howell; nephews, Rick (Donna) Mullins and Doug (Jill) Mullins; and special friends Kurt and Darlene, Bel and Mitty and Pete and Janet. Calling Hours will be March 30, 3-4 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 4 at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. Paul Clark officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park March 31, 10 a.m. (please meet at the grave). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH 44333. www.silva-hostetler.com.



Betty J. Price

Betty J. Price, 86, died March 27. A resident of Barberton for most of her life, she attended Valley Community Church. Preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Meredith “Bud” Price; son, Daniel Price and daughter, Cindy Hetrick; Betty is survived by daughter, Sherrie (Sam) Crist; son, Bill (Heather) Price; daughter-in-law, Cindy Price; grandchildren, Jennifer, Sarah, Michael, Alecia, Christy, Joni, Paul and Jason; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Bill (Candi) Bollinger; other family members and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Doylestown Health Care and Crossroads Hospice for all the care and support that Betty and they received. Funeral service is March 31, 1 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Mark Archer officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends March 30, 2-5 p.m. 



Harley Leach

Harley Leach, 93, died March 26. A life resident of the Barberton area, he was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and retired from Westinghouse after 35 years of service. Harley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barberton and Barberton Kiwanis Club. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Kathryn H. Leach; brother, Donald Leach; nephews, Robert Cox, Jack and Gary Meadors; nieces, Kim Goodhart, Susan Norman and Bethann Harlan; along with many friends. Funeral service is March 29, 1 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Richard Lapehn officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park with military honors conducted by Firestone VFW 3383.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church, 636 W. Park Ave., Barberton, OH 44203.




Bobbie Collins

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. Preceded in death by his parents, 12 siblings and son, David. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce; son, Greg (Kathy Berrens) Collins; grandchildren, Emily and Justine, their mother Connie; Abby and Brooke 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 is 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 Monday, April 14, 2:30 p.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.



Eric Garrett

Eric Garrett,  51, died March 24. Preceded in death by father, Charles Garrett and sisters, Rebecca Bramlett and Sharon Lewis. Survived by mother, Rose Garrett of Barberton; sisters, Melanie (Daniel) Tenison of Canal Fulton, Lee Ann Bramlett of Canal Fulton, Sheila (Caine) Pieffer of Barberton and brother, Charles (Laurie) Garrett of Canal Fulton; as well as a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. Eric was an avid outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing. No funeral services. Memorials may be made to charities dealing with diabetes or heart trouble. Please pray for the repose of his immortal soul.



Clifford R. Haughawout Jr.

Clifford R. Haughawout Jr., 55, died March 20. He is survived by his daughters, Jessica, Casey-Jo and Amber; son, Joshua; nine grandchildren; parents, Clifford Sr. and Caren; three brothers and one sister; along with other family members and friends. His family will receive friends March 28, 5-7 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton. Followed by a wake at Wadsworth Eagles Club, 9953 Rittman Road, Wadsworth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family, in care of the Wadsworth Eagles.     



Patrick T. Doyle

Patrick T. Doyle, 70, died March 24, after a long illness following complications from surgery. He was a member of St. Augustine Church where he was an usher for many years before becoming ill. He worked for several companies locally and out of town retiring as Controller from Nifco America in Columbus. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and shared along with his wife “Bernie” much pride in his children and their families. His greatest joy was spending time with the grandchildren who called him “Papa.” Preceding him in death were his parents, Thomas and Dolores Doyle and sister, Elaine Kulchar. Surviving him are his loving wife of 47 years, Bernadine (nee Macko); son, Timothy (Jennifer) Doyle of Wadsworth; daughter, Laura (Stephen) Scharf of Toledo; grandchildren, Andrew, Anna and Allison Scharf, and Claire Doyle; sisters, Kathleen (Richard) Ashline and Rita (Edward) Lavery; mother-in law, Rosella (Penny) Macko of Barberton; brothers-in-law, Larry, Mike, Greg, Paul, Don and Bob Macko; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Macko, Margaret Dawson, JoAnn Kondik and Mary Ann Janangelo of Las Vegas; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian burial is Thursday, March 27, 10 a.m., at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 204 Sixth St. NW, Barberton. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Calling hours March 26, 5-8 p.m. at the Silva-Hosteter Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton, where prayers will be said Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. www.silva-hostetler.com.



Paul N. Freeman

Paul N. Freeman, 92, died March 20.  A life resident of Barberton/Copley area, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 35 years of service. Paul was a former member and usher at the Akron Baptist Temple. Preceded in death by his brother, Robert W. Freeman and sister, Bernice Noland; survived by his wife of 35 years, Gertrude; daughter, Beverly (Gary) Miller of Suffield; son, Gary (Evelyn) Freeman of Corpus Christi, Texas; step-daughter, Deborah (Othel) Bennett of Barberton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. His family would like to extend a special thanks to granddaughter, Stacey Harshbarger; great-granddaughter, Dana Harshbarger; Hospice of Summa and Home Helpers of Barberton for all the care and support Paul and his family received. Following Paul’s wishes cremation has taken place.  Private services will be conducted for the family.



Dennis T. Huffman

Dennis T. Huffman, 55, died March 15, due to a heart related problem. Dennis was born Oct. 18, 1958 in Barberton, and was a Barberton High School graduate, class of 1977. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army. He worked many years as a car salesman. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Alice Kaiser, Earl and Camilla Huffman; father, Lyle R. Huffman and brother, David W. Huffman; Dennis is survived by his mother, Bonnie J. (Kaiser) Huffman; brother, Doug (Susan); sister, Dawn Snyder (Jim Brown); sister-in-law, Lori Huffman; sons, Derek and Dustin; as well as seven grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and his doggies, Rufus and Macey. A private service will be held for the family at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Dennis to, Pawsibilites Humane Society of Greater Akron, 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg, OH 44087.



Kathleen Marie Wenner

Kathleen M. “Kay” Wenner, (nee Tonathy), 82, died March 19, at the Hospice Care Center. Kay was born to Kathleen and George Tonathy in Belfast, Northern Ireland and arrived in the United States at the age of six months. She graduated from Barberton High School, was employed by the City of Barberton as the secretary to Mayor Parker and later worked for Barberton Citizens Hospital in the secretarial pool. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Kay was married to Jerome Wenner for 53 years until his death in July of 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents, George and Kathleen; and grandson, Michael McNair; Survivors include her children, Kathleen (Albert) Payne, Mary Beth Swickard, Ann (Kevin) Dirling, Theresa (Terry) Cope, Thomas (Dawn) and Charles (Kari); grandchildren, Katie (Lucas) Bower, Amy McNair, Carolyn Payne, Beth, Brian, Kyle (Alexandria) and Keri Swickard, Andy and Matt Vielhaber, Michael and Tamara Cope, Brittany, Samantha and Isabella Wenner, Megan and Steven Cleer and Madilyn and Mason Wenner; great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Fiona Bower and Philip Swickard; brother, G. Murray (Mary Lou) Tonathy; and sisters-in-law, Catherine and Mary Wenner. Mass of Christian Burial is March 22, 11:30 a.m., at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 204 Sixth St. NW, Barberton. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on March 25. Calling hours March 21, 5-8 p.m., at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton, where prayers will be said March 22, 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Augustine Endowment Trust Fund, 204 Sixth St. NW, Barberton or VNS Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH 44333. www.silva-hostetler.com



Catherine E. Thayer

Catherine E. Thayer, 83, died March 16. She was a life resident of the Akron area. Survived by her husband of 37 years, Arnie; daughter, Denise (Vincent) Del Medico; grandchildren, Dana (Zak) Harty, James (Allison) DelMedico and Alex DelMedico; great-grandchildren, Sloane, Natalie, Owen and Vincent; stepson, Arnie (Cindy) Thayer; along with other family members and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Essex Healthcare of Tallmadge and Crossroads Hospice for all the care and support that Catherine and her family received. A memorial mass will be March 20, 11 a.m., at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2603 Benton Street, Akron, Fr. Michael Williamson, celebrant. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Green, OH 44685.



Goldie Marie Schake

Goldie Marie Schake, 81 of The Villages, Florida, died March 12. She was born February 17, 1933, in Western Pennsylvania and is preceded in death by her mother and father, John and Violet Humble and sisters, Lucille Hawsman and Erma Tomko. She moved to Barberton at an early age where she graduated from Barberton High School. She met, then married Robert H Schake also of Barberton, January 14, 1956, and they shared a wonderful life together. They lived many years in Barberton before moving to East Amherst, N.Y. They have traveled around the world; living in London in 1969 and then retiring to Florida in 2004 to the Village of Polo Ridge. Bob and Goldie have three children, Cherie of Estero, Fla., Terie (Pete) of Phoenix, Ariz. and Bob (Camille) of Mesa, Ariz. Also survived by her grandchildren David of Columbus, and Caroline of Peoria, Ariz. and great-granddaughter, Adison. Goldie enjoyed many things including reading, bowling and playing cards. She was a fantastic cook and loved baking cookies, especially at Christmas. Her fondest memories would include those spent on a Sunday drive for ice cream with Bob and the kids, wonderful cruises with friends and trying new restaurants and places to shop. She and Bob loved watching their grandchildren grow up and play sports throughout the years and they were recently able to watch Adison learn to love tennis. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Villages Hospice House, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com. Those wishing to attend the service will be able to find details at the aforementioned website in the coming weeks.



Olga Bueker

Olga Bueker, 87, died March 15, with her family by her side. She was born November 10, 1926, in Pittsburg, Pa. She lived in Barberton most of her life. A 1944 graduate of Barberton High school, Olga retired from Babcock and Wilcox after 26 years of service. She volunteered in the gift shop at Pleasant View nursing home.  Olga and Joe enjoyed traveling and were avid Barberton Magic sports fans. Olga was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by her sister, Nellie and her husband George Smith. She is survived by Joseph, her loving and devoted husband of 64 years. Sons, Dr. Mark (Carla) Bueker of North Carolina, Dennis (Diane Momchilov) Bueker; grandchildren, Lauren (Eddie) Romero, Michael, Devin; daughter-in-law, Diane Totaro; and devoted neighbors and friends. The family would like to thank Barberton Home Helpers, Summa Care Hospice nurses and the Inn at CoalRidge. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 18, at Cox Funeral Home, 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 19. Deacon Robin Adair will be officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, Northeast Ohio region, 6060 Rockside Woods Blvd. Suite 315, Independence, OH 44131. "Make a child happy if for only a day."



Clara Mae Gerbig

Clara Mae Gerbig, 82, of Dover and formerly of Barberton, died March 11, in Country Club Retirement Campus at Dover following a lengthy illness. Born in Barberton, on July 26, 1931, Clara was a daughter of the late John Oscar and Lucy (Palmer) Bramlett. She was a 1949 graduate of Barberton High School and on June 26, 1953, married Donald Gerbig, Sr. Clara was employed by Babcock and Wilcox for a number of years prior to returning home to raise the couple’s son. She later joined Kmart at Barberton and enjoyed her work in the jewelry department where she repaired watches, sold jewelry, enjoyed her customers and retired following 17 years of service with the store. She was a former member of the Cathedral of Tomorrow in Cuyahoga Falls and Covenant Baptist Church in Barberton, where she was an active choir member. Clara was known for her strong work ethic and for her baking skills, which included her granddaughters’ favorite, chocolate chip cookies. In her free time, Clara enjoyed being with her granddaughters and completing jigsaw puzzles. Clara is survived by her beloved husband; a son, Donald (Frances) Gerbig Jr. of Dover; granddaughters, Kelsey of Columbus, Layne and Gracen both of Dover; a niece, Donna Blubaugh of Wadsworth; two nephews, James Collins of Norton and David Collins of Marshallville; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Stoll of Marshallville and Alice Gerbig of Barberton. In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Bramlett and a sister, Mary “Billy” Collins. A graveside service led by Pastor John Wallace will be March 14, 11:15 a.m., in the Ivy Chapel of Greenlawn Memorial Park at Akron. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Clara by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.GeibCares.com.



Steven L. McCray

Steven L. McCray, 55, died March 10. He was born Jan. 13, 1959, in West Virginia. He was a member of the Barberton Moose. Survived by son, Sam; and extended family and friends. Service will be Saturday, March 15, 3 p.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 1376 High St, Wadsworth. Calling hours will be 1p.m. until time of service at Cox Funeral Home. Burial at River Styx.



Annie Mae Varner

Annie Mae Varner, 86, died March 8. She was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Cameron, N.C. Survived by daughters, Wanda, Mary Ann, Linda; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be March 11, 11 a.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Calling hours 9:30 a.m. until time of service March 11, at Cox Funeral Home. Burial at Greenlawn.



Robert Lee Gibson 

Robert Lee Gibson, 74, died March 8. Born in Browns, W. Va., March 9, 1939, he lived in Akron. Robert worked as a welder for Akro-Mills, and attended the Baptist church. Preceded in death by step-son, David; siblings Kathleen, Ernestine and Earl. Survived by wife, Mae; step-sons, Wayne and Ronnie; siblings, Randall, Clayton, James, Geraldine and Arlene. Funeral service will be March 10, 5 p.m., at Cox Funeral Home; 222 Norton Ave., Barberton, with calling hours at 4 p.m. Burial will be at Greenlawn.



William R. Floyd

William R. Floyd, 90, died March 7. Born in Cuyahoga Falls, he moved to Barberton with his parents in 1936 where he remained a lifelong resident. He graduated from Barberton High School in June 1941, and from Akron University in June 1949, with his BS in BA. He was active in the Barberton Junior Chamber of Commerce from 1951-1956, serving as president in 1955 and was recognized as their "Outstanding Man of the Year."  Preceded in death by his parents, William R. and Mary Floyd; brother James; and his beloved wife Joan (Stocker); he is survived by his three children, Michael (Denise) of Salesville, Gary (Doris) Floyd of Barberton and Kathi (Jim) Keifer of McAlisterville, Pa.; his six grandchildren, Erin (Floyd) Sinsley and David Floyd, Benjamin Keifer, Alisha, Shannon and Gary Floyd; and six great-grandchildren, Owen, Claire, Rowan, Justin, Alex and Nathan. He is also survived by a large and extended family of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, friends and business associates with whom he often shared his many loving and happy memories. Bill Floyd's long career in the tire industry was spent with Seiberling Tire, Polson Rubber Co. and as Executive Director of the OTDRA. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a staff sergeant in Europe. He was a devoted and faithful Christian and active member of both the First Baptist and Covenant Baptist churches. The family will receive friends at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton, Sunday, March 16, 1-3 p.m., concluding with a memorial service at the funeral home officiated by Pastor Mike Prebynski. Per his wishes, a private burial will be held at a later date at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Summa Hospice Palliative Care, 1 West, 155 Fifth St. NE, Barberton, OH 44203. www.silva-hostetler.com.



Rebecca Anne Mackenzie

Rebecca Anne Mackenzie, 71, died March 5. With a strong sense of faith in God our sister rejoices in heaven today. She was born November 23, 1942 in Fort Wayne, Ind. Rebecca was a graduate of Barberton High School, class of 1960 and graduated from Mount Union in 1964. She was a member of Society of the Universal Living Christ. Preceded in death by parents, Ken and Katy Mackenzie; brother, Ken Jr.; and nephew, Michael; survived by her sister, Jane Judge of Wadsworth; brother, Peter (Mary) Mackenzie of German Valley, Ill.; several nieces, nephews, other family members, friends and her special pets, Joshua and Annie. At Rebecca’s request cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at a later date. The family requests memorials may be made to One of a Kind Pet Rescue, 1929 W. Market Street, Akron, OH 44313.



Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Graves

Betty Graves, 84, of Akron, died March 6, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; granddaughter, Beth Ann Moke; and son, Thomas J. Crosser (March 5, 2014). Betty is survived by son, Dennis (Linda) of Alabama and daughter, Joan (Clay) Moke of Akron; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Eva Brinkley of Kilbuck, Ohio and her beloved cat, Mini. In her younger years, Betty was a good bowler on many different teams in many leagues.  She was a member of the "600 Club." She retired from Patch Rubber in 1977.  Betty and Dick owned Gabby’s Friendly Bar in Kenmore for a few years before retiring completely. The next time you eat peanut M&M’s, Oreo’s with chocolate, or a dish of ice-cream, think of Betty and smile. We would like to thank the staff of Summa Hospice and the staff at Manor Care of Barberton for the care they gave mom in her last weeks. She may not have been able to say it, but she appreciated everything you did for her. Her time at Sunrise Assisted Living, though short, was excellent. Cremation has taken place. Per her wishes, there will be no calling hours and no funeral service. Burial will be at the convenience of her family.



Josephine Ann Macko (Hughell) 

Josephine Ann Macko (Hughell), or Baba as she was known to many, died Feb. 3, 2014. She was 87 years old. Josephine was a woman of great humor, kindness, and perseverance. She is best known for her caring spirit, enduring faith, beautiful blue eyes and social personality. Though unassuming in nature, Baba was a rock; she was the foundation of her family and provided support to anyone in need. Josephine was born March 14, 1926 to John and Mary Ethel (Pugh) Hughell and was a life long resident of Barberton. She graduated from Barberton High School in 1945. During World War II, she worked at a match company and cleverly wrote messages on the inside of the matchbooks being sent to the soldiers, which surely provided cheer to many of the men at war. She was a parishioner at SS. Cyril and Methodious, later Prince of Peace and was a member of the St. Anne Society. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Joseph; brothers, John (Curly), James, and Joseph (Cecil); son, Gary; granddaughter, Jessica; daughter-in-law, Helen Ratosky; son-in-law, Donato Cianciola; brother-in-laws, Walter, Anthony (Tony), Hilary (Larry); and sister-in-laws, Theresa (Tess) and Vicky. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted sons, James (Pat) Fostoria, Ohio and Ronald (Lana) Grapevine, Texas; daughters, Karen Milich, Doylestown and Susan Cianciola, Barberton; granddaughters, Kimberly Macko, Kelly Macko, Jennifer (Matt) Cannon, and Krista Milich; sister-in-laws, Rosala (Penny) and Mary Macko of Barberton and Maxine Hughell of DeRidder, La.; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at held at Prince of Peace with Fr. Robert Jackson, celebrant. Donations can be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd. Fairlawn, OH 44333.


Paul A. Molnar

Paul A. Molnar, 81, died March 5, at Summa Barberton Hospital. Born in Manchester, Paul was an area resident all his life where he retired from PPG Industries after 28 years of service. He was also a proud Army Veteran. Preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Mary; sisters, Priscilla, Mary, Betty, Anna, Julia and Lydia; and brothers, Steve, John and Dave; Survivors include his loving wife, Joan Lee (nee Bedner); daughter, Michele Canfora; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jon) Wright and Paul Canfora; great-grandchildren, Ava Wright and Mila Canfora; brother, Arthur (Ruth); sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Jack Brummert and their families; and many other nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be Thursday, March 13, 12:30 p.m., at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. Fr. Robert Jackson officiating. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Calling hoursone hour prior to the service. www.silva-hostetler.com.


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Danny K. Vanatta Sr, 56, died March 4. Survived by son, Danny K. Jr (Rose); grandchildren, Bailey, Kennedy; mother, Inez; brother, Robert Byrd; long time girlfriend, Cindy Lipovsky. Funeral is March 8, 5 p.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Don Bolich officiating.



Shirley Ann Carpenter-Lent

Shirley Ann Carpenter-Lent, 74, died March 5. She slipped off in her sleep to be with her son, Stephen and daughter, Holly. She was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Akron, and grew up in Norton; Shirley was a graduate of Norton High School, class of 1958. Preceded in death by her parents, Denver and Novis Hartman of Norton; son, Stephen Harshberger and daughter, Holly Schlayer, both of Barberton; brother, William McDonald of Akron; sister, Joan Emery of Missouri; Shirley leaves behind her loving husband, John; brother, Richard (Dee) Hartman; sister, Glenda (Carson) Ripley all of Wadsworth; sister, Iris Jean Smith of Florida; two granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; daughter-in-law, Lori; nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends. Shirley fought a hard battle with life, but she has won, she is sleeping softly and pain free now. Funeral service is March 7, 11 a.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Robert Webb officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park.



Ruth A. Mulkins

Ruth A. Mulkins died March 4. Born in Barberton, she was a resident of Wadsworth for the past 25 years. Ruth retired from Norton City Schools. She was a member of Northside Christian Church, the Crescent Club, Women’s Auxiliary at Stan Hywet, the Red Hat Society of Wadsworth, Pi Lambda Theta, Barberton Moose 759 and Barberton Elks 982 Emblem Club. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry; parents, William and Dessie Cummings; sister, Patricia Holley; two infant sons, William and Randy; Ruth is survived by her daughters, Lauri (Earl) Stover, Sherry (Victor) Snider and Kimberly (John) Lewis; grandsons, Zachary, Daniel, Philip and Nathaniel; granddaughters, Nikki, Hannah and Cassandre; great-grandsons, Steven, Max, Allen and Clarence; great-granddaughters, Ada Ruth and Elisa; along with other family members and friends. Funeral service is March 8, 10 a.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton with Pastor Ray Sanders officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Calling hours March 7, 5-7 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northside Christian Church Food Pantry 7615 Ridge Road, Wadsworth, OH 44281 or Hospice of Medina, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256.



Juana E. “Janet” Knight

Juana E. “Janet” Knight, 69, died March 1, with her family by her side. Janet was born in Corral, Chile, where she met her husband Frank who was there on a business trip and later the two were married in Italy. Janet and Frank have resided in Barberton for the past 40 years. She was a world traveler and a very talented seamstress, artist and cook, creating many beautiful items and memories for her family to cherish. Janet was generous and welcomed people into her home, but her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 43 years, Frank; sons, James Quiroz and Edward (Chrystal); daughter, Jinka (Daniel) Bloom; grandchildren, Peyton, Arianna, Larissa, Gabriel, Evan, Samuel, Deven and Dominic; countless friends and loved ones. The family would like to thank Summa Health System Barberton Hospital Palliative Care Unit for the love, comfort and care given to Janet. Funeral service is Saturday, March 8, noon, at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 3553 Northdale Street NW, Uniontown (one block NW of the square of 619 and Cleveland Ave.),with Pastor Thomas Bloom officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on March 8, 10 a.m.- noon, at the funeral home. A private inurnment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Summa Health System Barberton Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, 155 5th Street, APCU 1 West, Barberton, OH 44203.



Thomas “Tom” Duncan Sr.

Thomas “Tom” Duncan Sr., 55 of New Martinsville, W.Va., died Feb. 27, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va. Born Sept. 3, 1958, in Medina; he was a son of Joan Beitel Duncan and the late Russell Duncan. Tom was a laborer and was very talented at fixing lawn mowers. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by brother, William Edward Beitel; sister, Debbie Duncan Smith; niece, Teresa Duncan and a great-nephew. Survived by his mother, Joan Beitel Duncan of Barberton; son, Thomas Michael (Janette) Duncan Jr. of New Martinsville, W.Va.; daughters, Tanya (Joe) Fluharty of Woodsfield and Cathy (Kristjan) Whiting of Toronto, Ohio; brothers, Russell (Debbie) Duncan Jr. of Kenmore, James (Brenda) Duncan of Akron and William “Henry” (Amanda) Duncan of Barberton; sister, Melissa Duncan (Emmitt) of Wadsworth; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 5, 5 -7 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton. Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family.



Paula Jean Haywood-Soles (nee Dague)

Paula Jean Haywood-Soles (nee Dague) was born Feb. 4, 1943 to Chauncey and Virginia Dague in Barberton. Paula left this earthly body March 2, to join family and friends in a Heavenly rest waiting to be reunited with loved ones. Paula was a loving mother, Nana and wife who will be missed and lovingly remembered. She graduated from Barberton High School in 1960. She was active in youth sports and was the No. 1 Magic fan for all her children and grandchildren. Paula was a member of First Lutheran Church of Barberton. She leaves behind a loving husband, Al; children, Mark Haywood, Paul (Denise) Haywood and Jack Haywood; sister, Dreena Dague; brothers, Chancey, Jack and Dan Dague. Paula has seven grandchildren, Josh, Dylan, Kyle, Madison, Mason, Chase and Hailey. Paula enjoyed attending sporting events, dancing, wood carving and being a devoted Nana. Paula was a member of the Barberton Moose. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in Paula's memory. A celebration of life will be held at a later date to celebrate a life of love and caring. 



David W. Thomas

David W. Thomas, 64, died Feb. 26, at the Hospice Care Center. David was born in Barberton and was a life resident of the area where he retired from Babcock and Wilcox Co. after 31 years. He was a proud Marine Corp Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. David was also a member of the Barberton VFW Post 1066. Preceded in death by his parents Walter “Vodge” and Rose Thomas; survivors include his son, Andy; daughter, Megan; brothers, Mike (Shirley), Gene and Pete; and sisters, Patricia (Walter) Willey and Marie (David) Lieving. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place with burial to take place at a later date at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. www.silva-hostetler.com



Dalton L. Keller

Dalton L. Keller, 80, died Feb. 10. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran; Dalton enjoyed playing cards, bingo, his collections of treasures and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Preceded in death by his parents, Rodney and Georgia Keller; daughter, Lisa Lupo; stepson, Michael Bolton; brothers, Duane and Darrell Keller; survived by his daughter, Sharon Myers; stepson, David (Teri) Bolton Jr.; sister, Darlene Denny; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; along with other family members and friends. Following Dalton’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private inurnment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with military honors.



Anna R. Sheppard

Anna R. Sheppard died Feb. 27. She was born March 26, 1951, at Road Branch Hollow, Belo, W.Va. Anna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a Christian and member of Victory Chapel Church in Akron. Survived by her husband, Matthew; daughter, Tammy Miller-Sirianni of Akron; son, Ira John Miller of Naugatuck, W.Va.; granddaughters, Aurora Alexander, Ashley Morgan Miller, Elisha Smith, Julianna Sirianni; grandson, Jett Miller; great-grandson, Fox Alexander; brothers, Rev. Josh Hall, John Hall, James Hall and David Hall; sisters, Sue Urconis, Mary Sturgill, Billie Faye Hoover, Bonnie Workman and Betty Little. Preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Dora Hall; brothers, Ronnie Hall, Elijah Hall; sisters, Dorothy Long and sons, Timothy and Phillip Miller. She loved her family with a passion and led us by example always taking us to church and praying over for us. Dear Mom, the world is colder without you in it. Funeral service will be March 3, 1 p.m.at Victory Chapel, 32 W. Bellisle Drive, Akron. Pastor Robert Webb officiating, with visitation from noon until time of service. Burial Hillside Memorial Park. Donations are appreciated to assist with medical bills that have vastly accrued to Matthew Sheppard in care of, Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, OH 44203.



Donald P. Prather

Donald P. Prather, 82, died Feb. 25. Private services will be held at the family’s convenience.



Robert W Yates

Robert W Yates, 78, died Feb. 28. He was born July 19, 1935, in Princeton, W. Va. He attended Bridging the Gap Ministries in Cuyahoga Falls. Preceded in death by wife, Lois J. Survived by children, Lori (Trent) Myers, Denise (Doug) Jenkins; six grandchildren, and brother, Jim (Marlene) Yates. Calling hours 3-5 p.m., March 4, at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. There will be no service. Memorials may be made in Robert’s memory to Bridging the Gap Ministries, 640 North Main Street Akron, OH 44310 for their food pantry.


Julia Naumov

Julia Naumov, 95, died Feb. 22. A resident of Barberton for 67 years, she retired from Barberton Public Schools. Julia was a member of St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church where she sang in the Isidor Bajich Choir; she served as secretary for the church and the choir for many years and belonged to the Srpska Zenska Zadruga. Preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Nasta Ostaff and her husband, Roy Naumov; Julia is survived by her daughter, Georgene (Dean) Worthington; grandchildren, Evan and Heather Worthington. Funeral service will be March 1, noon, at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Fr. Louis Mahshie officiating. Burial at Lakewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service.


Marjorie J. Allan (nee Mitchell)

Marjorie J. Allan, (nee Mitchell) 75,died Feb. 18. She was a life resident of the Akron area. Preceded in death by her parents, Sam Mitchell and Dorothy Mitchell Cole; husband, Robert Allan; stepson, Michael Allan; brother, Carl Mitchell; sisters, Sue Mitchell and Faith Mace; Marjorie is survived by her stepson, Randy Allan (Sandy Dako) of Akron; brother, Richard (Linda) Mitchell of Florida; sisters, Iola Goodman of Tennessee, Lois Lucore and Mary Anne (George) Francisco of Akron; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be March 2, 2 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Rev. Kevin Burkholder officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Marjorie’s name.



Donald E. Bell Jr.

Donald Eugene Bell, Jr., 53, of Barberton, died Feb. 24. He passed away unexpectedly from a sudden illness . Don was born in Barberton on March 28, 1960. He was a 1978 graduate of Barberton High School and graduated from The University of Akron in 1990. He was employed by Summit Racing Equipment for over 14 years. Don was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie L. Bell (Johnson) and grandparents, Stephen and Margaret Bell and Oliver and Evelyn Johnson. He is survived by his father, Donald E. Bell, Sr. of Barberton; sisters, Jacqueline (John) Pritchard of Barberton and Laura (Scott) Reynolds; and niece, Ashley Reynolds, all of Norton. Calling Hours will be Feb. 27, 5-7 p.m., at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. Funeral Service to follow at 7 p.m., Pastor Erik Swanson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Humane Society of Greater Akron or One of Kind Pets. www.silva-hostetler.com.



Margaret J. Taylor

Margaret J. Taylor, 82, of Clinton, died Feb. 24. She was born May 11, 1931, in Nicholas County, W.Va., to the late Alma and Ivan Ward Sr. Margaret was a member of Home Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Warren Taylor and brothers, Francis Ward and Ivan Ward Jr.; Margaret is survived by her daughter, Alma (James) Wade; granddaughter, Christy (Brian) Ansell; great-granddaughter, Braelynn Taylor Ansell; sister, Glenda (John) Williams; sister-in-law, Shirley Ward; along with countless beloved nieces, nephew, cousins and friends. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Magnolia Village, Windsor House of Doylestown and Crossroads Hospice for their tireless loving care. Funeral service is Feb. 28, 1 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Rev. Keith Emhoff officiating. Internment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Calling hours Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m.



Hazel M Vanke

Hazel M Vanke, 91, died Feb. 24. Born Oct. 6, 1922, in Portsmouth, England. She was a member of St. Paul’s Moore Memorial United Methodist Church and AARP.

Preceded in death by husband, Albert. Survived by sons, Ronald (Mary) and Dennis Sr. (Gloria); grandchildren, Dennis Jr, Jason (Margaret), Wendi; great-grandchildren, Liam, Braxton; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., March 1, at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Chaplain Don Bolich officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery.



Gertrude A. Weaver (nee Weiand)

Gertrude Ann Weaver (nee Weiand) 94, died Feb. 24. Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers, Cletus and Glenn; and sisters, Marie Miller and Loretta Mackey. Her beloved husband, Edgar, greeted her at Heaven’s gate where they will enjoy each other’s company once again. Surviving are Carol (Rey) Soberano, Patricia (Richard) Ferry, Paula (John) McDonough, Donna (Thomas) Ocepek and beloved son, Dennis. Her grandchildren, Mark (Sarah), Gina Danek, Christopher and Nichole Ferry, John (Mary), Justin and Emily McDonough, Rachel (James) Bristol and Anthony and Jacob Ocepek will honor her memory. Eleven great-grandchildren also survive as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Gertrude’s life of service and dedication to St. Augustine Catholic Church included active memberships in St. Monica Altar Society, charter member of the Perpetual Adoration Program, Holy Hour Captain and charter member of St. Augustine Adult choirs. She also enjoyed the Slovak chorus, dancing and the friendships she made there. Her charitable works included membership in a mission circle with many dear friends. When her children were young she participated in Girl Scouts and parent teacher activities. Her children and grandchildren enjoyed the “grandma suppers” on Sundays and just being around this remarkable and loving lady. Her family wishes to thank the staffs of Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living and Pleasant View HCC. The last nine years of mother’s life were made richer because of these angels among us. Mass of Christian burial is Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m., at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 204 Sixth St. NW, Barberton. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Calling hours Friday, Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m., at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton, where prayers will be said March 1, 9:30 a.m. Rosary Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Augustine Endowment Trust Fund or the charity of one’s choice. www.silva-hostetler.com.


Arthur P. Bilek

Arthur P. Bilek, 80, of Norton, died Feb. 6. He was born in Cleveland, grew up in North Olmsted and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was an ASE certified mechanic and worked at many area car dealers (mainly Buick). He believed there was some good left in anything mechanical. Following this premise he put into service many Model Ts, antique cars, trucks, tractors and even an airplane. He was past president of the Greater Akron Model T Ford Club, Charter member of the ATA club of Wadsworth and also belonged to local Buick and Old Truck clubs. He greatly enjoyed taking his grandkids on old car rides and he was a great friend and neighbor to anyone that knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Root) Bilek of 56 years; his children, Gary (Kim) Bilek, Karen Tingler, Greg (Jan) Bilek; grandchildren, Dorrie, Julia, Drew and Layne; great-granddaughter, Kaydence; siblings, Robert of West Salem, Leonard of Shreve and Barbara Nixon of Sharon Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Margaret; and siblings, Edward, Ted, Leona and Tom. We also give thanks to all the doctors and nurses of Barberton Summa Hospital for their loving care. Calling hours were at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, Feb. 9. Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church, 4022 Johnson Road, Norton, Feb. 10. Father James Maloney celebrant. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Akron Model T Ford Club or St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church, in memory of  Arthur. The Bilek family condolence book are available at www.bacherfuneralhome.com.


Beatrice J. (Sharier) White

Beatrice J. (Sharier) White was born in Barberton, Oct. 22, 1945. She has gone to heaven to join her husband, Earnest E. White; her eldest son; parents and other family members. Bea is survived by her brother, Dewie; children, Kenneth (Tammy) White, Robyn Windle, Pamela (Rick) Chapman and Phillishia White; grandson, Richard White as well as 10 other grandkids. She has a special place in her heart for her great-grandson, Ricky Jr., as well as her other five great-grandkids and the two on the way. Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.



Leroy Hook

Leroy Hook, 77, of Akron, died Feb. 21. He was born July 30, 1936, in Paw Paw, W.Va., to the late Chester and Nellie Hook. He was a member of Victory Chapel and retired from Shantz Cartage after 42 years. He will be deeply missed by his children, Tina (Roy) Smith, Jerry (Renee) Hook, Ronald Hook, Sharon Miller (Fiancee, Phil); 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters that were very special to him; five stepchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Service is Feb. 25, 10 a.m., at Victory Chapel 32 W Bellisle Dr., Akron, with calling hours Feb. 24, 5- 8 p.m., at the church. Service will be Thursday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m., at Kimble Funeral Home 188 Moser Ave, Paw Paw, WV 25434 with calling hours Feb. 26, 6– 8 p.m. Pastor Bobby Webb, officiating. Arrangements by Cox Funeral Home.



Gladys B. Doherty

Gladys B. Doherty, 92, died Feb. 19. A resident of Brecksville/Broadview Heights for 50 years, Gladys was a resident of Pleasant Pointe for the past year. She was a member of Brecksville United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and served as an officer of Brecksville AARP. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Eugene; Gladys is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Robert) Linder and Marilyn (Jerry) Bogard; son, Dennis Doherty; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other family members and friends. Funeral service is Feb. 22, 11 a.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Michael Somerville officiating.  Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service.



Robert Aaron Mann

Robert Aaron Mann, 22, died Feb. 17. He was a life resident of Barberton. Preceded in death by his father, Corey A. Mann; Robert is survived by his loving mother, Carol Mann; brothers, Michael and Drake Mann; grandparents, Paul and Leah Jeter, Leo and Doris Mann; numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be Feb. 22, 4 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Rev. Ernie Kemppel officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service. “You are at peace now my son.”



Mary Marie Gross

Mary Marie Gross, 83, died Feb. 17. She was born Jan. 13, 1931, in Sutton, W.Va. Mary was preceded in death by five grandchildren. She is survived by son, Timothy Gross; daughters, Dottie Clark, Donna Price, Judy Johnson, and Debra Johnson; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Funeral Service is Feb. 22, 10 a.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton, with Pastor Kirk LaVine officiating. Burial at Greenlawn.



Venetta Jane Cook

Born on Halloween, October 31, Venetta Jane, 67, lost her extremely hard and lengthy fight with cancer. She was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in which she beat in 1988 and had been in remission for the past 24 years. Venetta will be remembered for her sense of humor and love of the Grateful Dead and their music. She loved her grandchildren and was a devoted wife and mother. She also loved her pets that she’s had over the years and took good care of them. She was a very talented artist which she passed that trait down to Brittney, her granddaughter. She spent her life in the Akron area where she attended Garfield High School, then on to beauty school. Venetta worked as a florist at Acme Click on Manchester Road and also provided transportation for the handicapped children employed by the Akron Public Schools. Venetta also attended many Dead shows with her husband Charlie. Preceded in death by her father, Merle Bollinger; brothers, Thomas and Paul Shaw; mother and father-in-law, Charles and Virginia Cook; She is survived by her loving mother, Betty Lamont; devoted husband, Charles Cook; sons, Sean (Melissa) and Charles Jr.; grandchildren, Kalie Ann, Tylor, Brittney, Noah, Tori, Dylan, Emily, Hannah, Sara, C.J. and Carly; dear friend, Renee Siegenthaler; brother, James; sisters, Merle Dunn (John, deceased), Sharon (Rick) Laney and Kathy (Ray) Mull; and brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Sheila Cook. Venetta shared a special bond with her son, Sean, and granddaughter, Kalie, up until the time of her death, in which she was surrounded by her loved ones. Per Venetta’s request there will be no services and cremation has taken place. Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home and Cremation Services are handling all arrangements. “When it seems like the night will last forever and there’s nothing left to do but count the years when the string of my heart has been severed and stones fall from my eyes instead of tears, I will walk alone by the black muddy river and dream me a dream of my own. I will walk alone by the black muddy river and sing me a song of my own.” 



Shawna Marie Vorhees

Shawna Marie Vorhees, 40, died Feb.18. She was a life resident of Barberton. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Bobby and Wilda Williams; and Inez and Robert Vorhees; Shawna is survived by her children, William Stover and Samantha Stover both of Barberton; mother, Wilda Vorhees of Barberton; father, Robert Vorhees of Houston, Texas; brother, Robert (Robyn) Vorhees, deployed with the U.S. Air Force; sister, Amanda (George) Nakovski of Barberton; fiancee, John McClure; numerous other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Feb. 23, 2-5 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.



Gloria Ann Stevens (nee Ferko)

Gloria Ann Stevens (nee Ferko), 73, died Feb. 18, at Summa Barberton Hospital. Gloria was born in Akron and was a life resident of Barberton where she retired from Barberton City School System after 20 years as a food service employee. She also attended Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Bernice Ferko; and sister, Jacqueline Harwell; Survivors include her daughters, Robin Dow of South Carolina, Debbi (James) McLaughlin of Oklahoma, Terri Aldecoa of Louisiana and Danielle Barnes of Norton; grandchildren, Jason McLaughlin, Dr. Samantha Harmon, Zachary, Julia, Quinton, Christian and Abigail Aldecoa and Aiden and Emma Barnes; great-granddaughter, Jaclyn Harmon; and brother, John David Ferko of Norton. Dear Sister, If love and prayers could have saved you, you would be here. Mass of Christian burial is 11 a.m., Feb. 21, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1263 Shannon Ave., Norton. Fr. Robert Jackson celebrant. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Calling hours one hour prior to the mass, all at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation or Lupus Foundation.



Richard Daniel Jankowski

Richard Daniel Jankowski, 82,died Feb. 17. He was born Sept.  10, 1931 in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and worked for the Veteran’s Administration for over 23 years. Richard was an avid blood donor and supporter of the Red Cross. He loved to praise the Lord. Preceded in death by sister, Dorothy Kontra. Survived by children, Brian, Mark, Neal, and Karen; brothers, Dennis and James; two beautiful grandchildren, Allison and Samuel; and ex-spouse Josephine. Funeral service will Feb. 21, 10 a.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 11 a.m. 



Patrick Charles Kulcsar 

Patrick Charles Kulcsar died Feb. 13, from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. He was born June 30, 1957, in Barberton, and graduated from Barberton High School. He attended Muskingum Area Technical College earning an associate degree of applied science in wildlife management. He was on the dean’s list every quarter, graduating with honors. He was an avid outdoors man and he and his friends had a duck blind every year in the Portage Lakes Area. He had worked in the printing industry and most recently in the expedited delivery service until 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph J and Juanita M Kulcsar. Survived by his sister, Kathleen; brothers, Joseph J Jr. and Paul Thomas (Eliza) and their daughter, Summer; nephew, Robert C. McGruder (Jennifer) and their son, Sebastian. He also had many cousins, aunts and uncles. He was a religious man and found solace and guidance in his Bible. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Private services have already taken place.


Bonnie J. (Dague) Martin

Bonnie J. (Dague) Martin, 72, of Worthington, died Feb. 16, 2014, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Born at home in Akron, Bonnie was the daughter of the late Donald A. and Betty M. (Kirkland) Dague. She graduated from Barberton High School in 1959 and started her employment career at Barberton Citizens Hospital as an X-ray technician. She also served two district administrators for the Barberton Public Schools before moving to Columbus. Bonnie worked primarily as a skilled medical transcriptionist for a surgeon, a medical laboratory and an OB-GYN practice. She was a founding member of Worthington Christian Church in 1975. A gifted soprano, Bonnie sang with church choir and the Columbus Symphony Chorus. She was a frequent soloist at the church, where congregants enjoyed her rendition of “O Holy Night” on Christmas Eve. She is survived by Bill, her husband of 50 years; children, Lisa (Charles) Gilgen and David (Diane) Martin; grandchildren Connor, Katie, and Carter Gilgen; brothers, Bill (Rachel) Dague and Jeff (Laurie) Dague. Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home in Worthington is handling the arrangements. Calling hours will be Feb. 20, 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at Worthington Christian Church, 8145 N. High St., Columbus. The funeral will be at the church Feb. 21, 11 a.m., with David Roberson and Marshall Hayden officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Worthington Christian Church or Santa's Silent Helpers, 1795 Arlington Ave., Columbus, OH 43212. Condolences to family may be made to www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com.


Janice Ann Mook

Janice Ann Mook , beloved mother, nana and friend, died Feb. 16, surrounded by family. She was born Oct. 14, 1950. Preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Mook; aunt, Catherine George; brothers, Larry, Russell and Stephen Mook.  Janice is survived by her daughters, Brandy (Brian) Jones of Norton and Mistiquie (Bobby) VonStein of Akron; her sons, Dustin (Teresia) Mook of Coventry and Brandon (Amy) Mook of Fairlawn; seven grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter; brother, Ronald Fuller and her dog, Nala; along with other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Feb. 21, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton.  Inurnment will take place at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery.



Betty G. Mumau

Betty G. Mumau, 87, died Feb. 18. She was born March 27, 1926, in Marion Center, Pa. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 2004. Family will receive friends Feb. 20, noon - 2 p.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 1376 High St., Wadsworth (1 mile north of I-76 on Rt.94). No service. Entombment at Rose Hill Cemetery.



Janie K. Sisk

Janie K. Sisk, 88, died Feb. 17, 2014. A resident of Barberton for most of her life, she was a member of Lighthouse Church of God. Janie was welcomed into heaven by her husband, Charlie; daughters, Lynda Hale, Brenda Sisk and Jannifer Friend; Janie is survived by daughter, Charline Henderhan; sons, Keith (Yvonne) Sisk and Kim (Jackie) Sisk; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral service is Feb. 21, 11 a.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Ray Hylton officiating.  Burial Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling hours Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m. 



David Elliott Corbin

David Elliott Corbin, 62, died Feb. 15. Dave was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by wife, Cathy; son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Amanda; daughter, Kelly; granddaughter, Taylor; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Bob Bonewit; nephews, Duane Bonewit and Dennis D. Hester; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ohio Veterans Memorial Park in Clinton, Ohio, http://www.ovmp.org.



Evelyn R. Fry (nee Brooks)

Evelyn R. Fry (nee Brooks), 64, died Feb. 14, at Summa Barberton Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born August 23, 1949.  Evelyn was a beautician and owned and operated Robbi’s Hairstyling in Barberton. She will always be remembered for her caring nature and willingness to help anyone at anytime. Preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Fry and father, Robert Brooks; survived by her mother, Elsie Brooks; step-son, Vernon Fry; step-daughter, April Fry; sister, Norma Brooks; brother, Robert (Mildred) Brooks; nieces, Laura (Justin) Hurlbert, Emily Brooks, Natalie (Todd) Spears; nephew, Donnie (Quata) Tucker; grand-nephew, Shane Spears; grand-niece, Katie (Daniel) Gardner; three great-grand-nieces and one great-grand-nephew. The family would like to express their thanks to the Critical Care Unit and Palliative Care Unit, especially Donna King for their kindness and loving care of Evelyn. Cremation has taken place.  There will be a graveside service Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Park.



Yvonne Sapp (nee Porter)

Carole Yvonne Sapp, 76, died Feb. 15, from Alzheimer’s. Born in Steubenville, to parents, Mary E. McClurg and Robert R. Porter, Sept. 15, 1937. She graduated from Barberton High School in 1955. Residing in Green for over 40 years, she was always involved in her community, children’s schools, and also served as a PTA president at Green Local Schools. Carole retired with over 25 years of service at Yoder Brothers. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed attending their activities and sporting events. Preceded in death by son, Michael D Sapp. Survived by daughter, Lisa (Jeff) Gainer; grandchildren, Katelyn "Yvonne" and Emma Gainer; daughter-in-law, Diamond Sapp; grandchildren, Taylor, Brady, and Michael Michelle Sapp; great-granddaughter, Brynn Hatton; and ex-husband, Darrell Sapp. Brothers, Robert (Carol Sue) Porter, Tony (Debi) Caruso; sisters, Sandy Ward, Kimberly Grimmer, Mary Caruso; and numerous nieces and nephews. Yvonne’s family would like to thank the many caregivers at Manor Care in Barberton and her niece, Kathy Porter and sister, Mary McClurg for their loving support. Yvonne will always be remembered for her loving heart and seeing the good in everyone. Funeral service is Thursday, Feb. 20, at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton, 10 a.m., with Pastor Harold Bradley officiating.  Burial will be at Clinton Cemetery. Calling hours will be observed Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m.



Brandon Lee Tittle

Brandon Lee Tittle, 31, died Feb. 8, in Atlanta, Ga. He was born in Akron, Feb. 15, 1982. Brandon graduated from Coventry High School and received a bachelors of science from Bowling Green State University, while he played baseball and was an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He married Jamie Quenzer June 1 and they lived in Atlanta, Ga. Brandon had grown into a goal achieving man who enjoyed being around friends, golfing, finding new adventures and hanging with his pup, Sebastian. Brandon’s kind-hearted spirit, likable personality, infectious energy and ambition touched every person he met. Brandon will be always loved, always remembered and never forgotten as he impacted everyone’s heart that he knew. Brandon is survived by his wife, Jamie; parents, Jan Tittle and Leonard Sharpes; Terry (Coletta) Tittle; grandma, Mildred Tittle; siblings, Deanna Cortel, Jerremy Tittle, Brittany McConaha; niece, Kasey Cortel; nephews, Corey and Kyle Cortel; in-laws, Jeff, Becky, Dustin and Troy Quenzer; aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends around the country.  Funeral service is Feb. 17, 10 a.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Michael Somerville officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home.



Glenn High

Glenn High, 69, died Feb. 14, at home surrounded by his family, after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. A life resident of Barberton, he was an active member of Apple Creek American Legion and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era. Preceded in death by his siblings, Jack High, Daniel High and Catherine Warren; Glenn is survived by his wife of 47 years, Doni; daughters, Jill (John) Judge and Jennifer (Brad) Humrichouser; grandchildren, Isabella, Sophia and Jack Judge; sisters, Margaret (Leon) Hopkins and Carol (Terry) Fallick; sister-in-law, Shirley High; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will like to extend special thanks to Great Lakes Caring Hospice for all the care and support that Glenn and his family received. Funeral service is Feb. 18, 1 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton, with Chaplain Ryan Lennon officiating.  Internment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling hours Feb. 17, 5-8 p.m.



Vicky L. Beck (nee Boerstler)

Vicky L. Beck (nee (Boerstler), 58, died Feb. 13, at Akron City Hospital. Vicky was born in Barberton where she was a life resident and worked as a food service manager at Copley-Fairlawn Middle School for 19 years, where she loved all the children she worked with. She loved all animals, traveling, taking motorcycle trips and was an avid boater. Vicky was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Most of all, Vicky lived for her family. Preceded in death by her father, Jimmie Boerstler; and father-in-law, James Beck; She is survived by her loving husband, James T.; sons, Adam James (Emily Katherine) and Capt. Nicholas Patrick (Allison Kate); mother, Gloria Boerstler; sisters, Pam (Tom) Jackson and Jamie (Tim) Porter; and numerous other relatives. Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 204 Sixth St. NW, Barberton. Inurnment at Lakewood Cemetery. Calling hours Feb. 18, 5-8 p.m., at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, from 5-8 p.m., 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Humane Society of Greater Akron, 7996 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg, OH, 44087.



David A. Habick

David A. Habick, 72, died Feb. 7, at Longmeadow Care Center. David was born in Akron and was an area resident all his life where he retired from the City of Akron after 18 years of service. David was a proud Army National Guardsman. Preceded in death by his parents, Julia Wood and David Habick; and sister Maryann Kovack; Survivors include his wife, Patricia; daughters, Vicki Habick and Tina Habick; grandchildren, Nick Habick and Darren Koontz; brothers, John (Janet) Habick and Paul (Marilyn) Habick; sisters, Julia Beck and Eleanor (Joseph) Rogers; stepson, Raymond (Cheryl) Bell; stepdaughters, Michelle (Don) Lehman and Kristine Ruiz; stepgrandchildren, Robert and Marianne Walker and Kira Ruiz; and two great-grandchildren. Private Memorial Service was held for the held for the family at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home.



Patty A. Furman

Patty A. Furman, 53, of Barberton, died February 12, surrounded by her family at Select Specialty Hospital in Akron. She was born March 3, 1960 in Leesburg, Ohio, to Richard and Catherine (Seitz) Willison and has lived in Barberton since 1985.

Patty was self employed and worked as an in home care giver/nurse for 30 years. She married Dennis E. Furman, Sr. on Jan. 17, 1987, he preceded her in death.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, playing cards and bingo. Surviving are daughters, Angie (Bill) Bucy of Rittman and Jamie (Moose) Krosnick of Barberton; son, Tim (Amanda) Calhoun of Wadsworth; 14 grandchildren; step-son, Dennis Furman, Jr. of Barberton; brother, Bruce Hall, Jr. of Florida; sisters, Loretta (William) Humphrey of Hillsboro, Bev (Don) Bolser of Akron, Molly Nye of Ashland, Cathy (Chuck) Fisher of Akron and Mary Bright of Barberton; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be Feb. 17, noon, at Auble-Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Dr., Rittman with Pastor Travis McKenzie officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Seville. Friends may call from 11 a.m.- noon, Feb. 17 at the funeral home. For online register book, obituary, condolences, visit www.gillmanfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308. 


Richard J. Anger, Sr.

Richard J. Anger, Sr., 71, died Feb. 8. He was born Dec. 26, 1942, to Steve and Anna Anger in Akron. Richard proudly served his country in the United States Navy and the Navy Reserves. He co-founded Anger Pattern Company in 1983. He spent many days with his family camping, fishing and hunting, especially in Canada. He enjoyed being a part of many building projects including building houses for his family. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ray. He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Lynda; son, Rick (Connie) Anger; daughters, Tina (Jeff) Marks and Cheryl (Larry) Frazee; sister-in-law, Mary Anger; step-granddaughter, Stephanie Davis; grandchildren, Stephen (Becca) Marks, Katie Marks, Micah, Sarah, Zachary and Hannah Frazee; step-great-grandson, Michael Davis. Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton, Feb. 13, 4-6 p.m., with services beginning at 6 p.m. Pastor Bob Combs officiating. Private inurnment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Funeral home map, directions and the Anger Family condolence book are available at www.bacherfuneralhome.com.


William E. Boring, Sr.

William (Bill) E. Boring Sr. died Feb. 11, after suffering a long illness. He was born on May 28, 1937, in Pennsylvania. Bill retired from Consolidated Freightways in 1993. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a Seabee from 1955-1959. Bill enjoyed hunting, telling jokes, truck driving, tractors and spending time with his grandkids. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 33 years, Sharon; sons, David (Marnetta), Billy (Gwyn); and daughter, Rachel (Keith); four grandchildren and many loving family and friends. Calling hours will be Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be Feb. 15, 10 a.m. at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Avenue, Barberton. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Akron General Hospice Care Center in the name of William E. Boring, Sr.


Greer Headrick

Greer Headrick, 70, died Feb. 10, surrounded by his loving family at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, following a year and a half battle with prostate cancer. Funeral services will be Feb. 14, 1 p.m., at Iles-Westover Chapel. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Feb. 15, at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa. Greer was born in Knoxville, Tenn.  and raised in Barberton. He started his career with Firestone in Akron in housekeeping. Greer worked his way onto the line and became a union steward, transferred to Des Moines in 1978, became a department foreman and retired in 1999 after 35 years with them. Throughout his life he had a passion for hotrods, cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels. Greer also loved coaching little league baseball in both Barberton and Ankeny. He was a member and Deacon of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Greer was an avid fan of the Barberton Magics and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Greer is survived by his wife and best friend of 30 years, Jane; his children, Michele (Ricky) Oliver of Lowell, Mass. and Robert (Heather Hart) Headrick of Barberton; his grandchildren, Kendrea, Alex, Riley, Bailey and Hope; three great-granddaughters; and his sister, Mary Headrick of East Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his son, John Headrick and his parents, Ruby and Marshall "Dude" Headrick. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Feb. 13, at Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Good Samaritan Fund at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.


Shirley Marie Maurer (nee Hansen)

Shirley Marie Maurer (nee Hansen), 59, died Feb. 8. She was born Jan. 15, 1955 in LaBelle, Fla. Shirley served in Korea as Military Police with the United States Army from 1983-86. She then worked for the Barberton Police Department from 1989-2009, starting as a dispatcher and later promoted to 911 supervisor/coordinator. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Irene Hansen. She is survived by husband, Peter Maurer; children, Justin (Denise) Risley, Paul (Amanda) Risley, and Nakita (Ryan) Wigginton; step-daughters, Gina (John) Gallagher, Diana (Jason) Peters, Krista (Chris) Lemire, and Tina Dawson; grandchildren, Eric, Molly, Mike, Lucy, Alison, Everett, Hansen, Gabrielle, Joey, Abby, Evan, Noah, Caitlin, Brian, Madison and Jimmy; siblings, Kathryn Dixon, Robert Hansen, Judy (Jaybo) Farabee, Bo Hansen, Betti (Tommy) Jones, and David (Patty) Hansen all of Florida; special friends, Pam and Todd, Becky, Rox, Jean, Terry, Ernie and Donna, and Ken and Cindy. Funeral mass is Feb. 14, at St. Augustine Church, 204 Sixth St. NW, Barberton. Father Mathew Glaros celebrant.


Timothy C. Repine

Timothy C. Repine, 52, of Canal Fulton, died Feb. 8. He was born in Akron and was a proud United States Army veteran. A devoted grandfather; Tim is survived by his wife, Neva; children, Josh (Jamie) Britton, Shannon (Jeff) Winkle; and grandchildren, Jaxon and Serenity; along with other family members and friends. There will be no services.


Duane F. Sickels

Duane F. Sickels, 77, died Feb. 10. He was born July 20, 1936, in Barberton. Duane graduated from Barberton High School, where he was a stand-out fullback for the football team. He loved riding his Harley Davidson with his beautiful wife, and being a roadie for his son and grandsons’ bands. He loved music and fishing.

Preceded in death by parents, George and Garnet Sickels; sister, Charlotte; and brother, James. Survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Emma; son, Fred; daughters, Shari Gray, Mary Milford, and Polli Jefferys (Karl); grandsons,  Freddie Sickels, Matt Sickels (Maranda), Joe Mitchell (Patty), Rob Mitchell (Missy), David Mitchell, and Duane Milford (Melissa); granddaughters,  Dana Cominsky (Steve), Jacqui Pruszynski (Matt), and Nicole Dugger (Danny); 20 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; best friend, cat, Ziggy; and extended family. Funeral service is Feb. 14, 2 p.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Diane Richmond officiating. Family will receive friends Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Feb. 14.


James J. Long

James J. Long, 85, passed away Friday, Feb. 7.

He was born in Barberton April 2, 1928 and retired from Midwest Rubber after 38 years of service.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Carol (Ray) Adlon; son, Rick (Pam) Long; grandchildren, Jessica (Brad) Bruchler, Ben (Wendy) Long, Windy (Jason) Adlon Hilliard; great-grandsons, Max, Sam and Xane; many loving nieces, nephews; other family members and friends.

Preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mona “Marie” (1/15/14); parents, Carlton and Gertrude and sisters, Dorothy Gombaski and Violet Grace. A memorial service will be Thursday Feb. 13, 11 a.m. at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton with Josh Robinson officiating. Inurnment at Lakewood Cemetery.


Daniel C. Fry

Daniel C. Fry, our wonderful son, brother, grandson and nephew, died Jan. 31. Born March 7, 1989, Dan was our superman and our gentle giant; our lives will never be the same. He was a kind, gentle, compassionate man whose heart was as big as he was. He worked for the Davey Tree Company since 2012. He will be forever missed and loved by his mom and dad, Christine (Harding), and Ken Fry; brother, Ken (Christa); sister, Jeana; sister, Stephanie (Drew); brother, Sean; and his "mini-me" sister, Mikaylin; his niece, Savanna; his nephews, Aidan and Elijah. His grandparents, Bud and Linda Harding and Ken Fry loved him so much and were his biggest cheerleaders, as was his grandmother, Gladys, who passed away in 2003. He also leaves his OE, Michelle Morgan and Micah. He was loved beyond measure and will be forever missed by his sweetheart, Ashley Teter. "Dan, you were a one-of-a-kind guy who will always be remembered, missed, and loved by all who knew you." 



Jane Stanley

Jane Stanley (Sollie Jane Fleming Wright Stanley) was brought into this world on July 15, 1924. She was a sister, an aunt, a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother and a friend to many. From humble beginnings in Jenkins, Ky., she lost her first husband, Hershel M. Wright, after World War II in a coal mining accident in 1947 and was left with two small children. She met the second true love of her life Robert Stanley – a love like no other. They were married 63 years. She and Robert eventually moved to Akron in 1952. For the girl who never had a doll, she later in life collected and started making dolls with her beloved business she shared with Robert, Kute & Kudley Krafts, which took them all over Ohio and Pennsylvania. Many of her dolls were sent to loving families worldwide.   Some may say she was a doll maker, but to us, she was mom and grandma. She was much more than a doll maker, she was a seamstress of life, stitching the very fabric of our family. She may have been preceded in death by her own family, father, James Feming; mother, Vergie Stuart Fleming; and siblings, Rosie, Cassie, Belva, Lexie and Oscar; but the family she quilted was with the love and beliefs she held so dear in life. With quiet, beautiful grace, she touched us all. Her deep beliefs in God and the love for her church, The Akron Baptist Temple, laid the foundation for what our family was based on.  To all that knew her, her lovely laugh or the scent of her perfume made each and every one of us feel a part of her family. The fine stitch of a nimble hand soothed the soul of all of us. To know her is to love her. From her safe arms, she let us go into the world to find our way and our family has stretched across the United States, but always drawn in by the finite string she wove. You always knew you were welcomed home to her biscuits and gravy, her strawberry jam or to have the stains of raspberries wiped from your fingers. She will continue to be loved by the ones who are left; daughters, Shirley (Ron) Harouff, Darlene (Larry) Freeman, Ramona (David) Westfere; and sons, Robert (Shelia) Stanley Jr., Rick (Mary Kay) Stanley.  Her loving grandchildren, Scott, Brett, Janna, Heather, Travis, Mike, Jeremy, Kristal, Rachel, Zachary, Carl and Nick. Also her loving great-grandchildren, Brendan, Maddie, Zane, Jordan, Britni Jane, Skyler, Riley, Jacob, Hunter, Hadyn and the last little stitch, Liam. We “love you so good” mom/grandma. Thank you for the quilt you have woven that has comforted us all. The family will greet friends at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be at the funeral home Thursday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Pastor Mike Prebynski officiating. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for you to please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or to the American Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral Home map, directions and the Stanley Family condolence book are available at www.bacherfuneralhome.com.


Alice Jean Parsons

Alice Jean Parsons, 73, died Feb. 1. She was born Feb. 9, 1940, in Akron. She was preceded in death by parents, Clifford C. and Mary K. Parsons and sister, Mary Lou Parsons. Survived by children, Kathy Durant Chandler (Del), Laura (Rich) Durant, and Jonathan Putnam; grandchildren; Riley Durant, Eric Putnam, Rich Durant II, Zack Putnam, David Durant, and Chelsea Putnam; sister, Dorothy (Mike) Webb; and brother, Clifford (Marcy) Parsons. Funeral service is Thursday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m., at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton. Calling hour one hour prior to service at Cox Funeral Home. Burial at Greenlawn.

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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. till time of service.

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