Area Obituaries

Vonna Johnson

Vonna Johnson, age 84, passed away June 20. She retired from Reiter Dairy and enjoyed volunteering at Barberton Hospital and playing Euchre with friends at the Barberton Senior Center. Preceded in death by first husband, Willard Johnson; second husband, Donald McHenry; son, Art Johnson; and brothers, Raymond, and Larry Steele. Survived by her children, Sharon Nestor…

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Michiyo (Mihata) Wintermyer

Michiyo (Mihata) Wintermyer, 86, born Jan. 17, 1933, in Moji, Japan, passed away June 17. In Saitozaki, Japan, while walking along a dirt path, she met the love of her life, George Wintermyer. They married, moved to the U.S. and finally settled in Lakewood, Ohio where she enjoyed raising her children and watching her grandchildren…

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George W. Strauch

George W. Strauch, 101, was called to his eternal rest on June 13, surrounded by his loving daughters. He was born March 28, 1918 in Helen, Pennsylvania and grew up in nearby Keisterville. He graduated from Uniontown High School in 1937. George joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served as a B-24 bomber…

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Patricia A. Jursik (nee Kotnik)

Patricia A. Jursik (nee Kotnik), 90, passed away June 19, surrounded by her family. Pat was born in Cleveland and had been a Barberton resident all her life. She retired from the Babcock and Wilcox Co. after 22 years of service. She also worked at Yoder Bros., Seiberling Latex, and Sparkle Market. Pat was a…

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John Earl Pritchard

John Earl Pritchard, age 92, passed away June 14. Born June 28, 1926, in Akron, to the late H.D. and Bessie; John graduated from South High School in 1944. He joined the US Navy during WWII and served on the USS Chickadee. Postwar, John worked as an industrial photographer for Ohio Brass until the company…

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Dorothy “Fram” Madden

Dorothy Madden, 96, passed away June 15. She was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to the late Leroy and Emily Summerfield. She retired from the Summit County Sheriff’s Department as a detective secretary. Dorothy was a member of Kingsway Alliance Church and previously of numerous women’s clubs and the Barberton Senior Center.…

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Frank Geig

Together Again Frank Ernest Geig, 84, passed away June 13. Born in Barberton, he lived most of his life in Tallmadge. Frank served in the U.S. Marines and was retired as Owner of Household Appliance Corp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; parents, Frank and Elizabeth Geig; brother, Joseph Zaha; Frank is…

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Jeffery Leland Steinwand

Jeffery Leland Steinwand, 59, passed away peacefully at home.He was a Garfield High School graduate. He liked a good football game. He always put a smile on everyone’s face. Proceeded in death by Ray and Joyce Steinwand, neice Samantha and brother Brad. Jeff is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan and two daughters…

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Mildred J. Garren (nee: Krunich)

Mildred J. Garren (nee: Krunich), age 89, passed away June 11. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy, and son, Dale. Mildred is survived by her daughter, Cathy (Don Jr.) O’Brien; daughter-in-law, Vickie Garren; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine Durieux; sister-in-law, Mary Krunich; and many other extended family and friends.The family would like to…

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Mary Eileen (Heimbaugh) Novak

Known by her friends in Barberton, as Eileen M. Novak passed away May 18, in Okatie, South Carolina. She enjoyed life with her friends from Moore Memorial United Brethren (Methodist) Church in Barberton. Her favorite fun activity was bowling with her friends and going shopping with her sisters. She was married for 57 years to…

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