Area Obituaries

Robert D. Walters

Robert D. Walters, 60, passed away August 19. He was a life resident of Kenmore. Bob was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kenmore and the First Baptist Church of Barberton. Preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Barbara Walters; niece, Cynthia Lemmon and her son, Michael. Bob is survived by his…

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Sandra L. Swiger

Sandra L. Swiger, 75, passed away Aug. 21. She was a resident of the Akron area. Preceded in death by her husband, Ronald E. Swiger.  Sandy is survived by children, Chris (Chuck), Debi (Pat), Doug (Karen), Rebecca (Tom), Roni (Dave), Lisa (Hollie) and Bob; grandson, Patrick; niece, Diana Smith; nephew, Michael Smith; along with several…

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Dorothy L. Keleman

Dorothy L. Keleman, 95, passed away Aug. 20. A resident of Barberton for 63 years, she was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, where she was active in the Alter Guild. Dorothy volunteered for 25 years at Barberton Citizens Hospital. She was a founding member of the Crescent Club and also a…

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Kathy L. Carpenter-Robinson

Kathy L. Carpenter-Robinson was born May 7, 1965. Died at home Aug. 15 after a long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by her mother, Naomi Carpenter, grandparents and granddaughter Jenna Carpenter. Kathy is survived by daughter Mary (Blaine) Mash, son Justin (Mollie) Carpenter, grandkids Kaylynn, Ayden, Blaine, Colten and Brycen, father Glen Carpenter, sisters…

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John C. Vargo Jr.

John C. Vargo Jr., 78, passed away peacefully Aug. 16, after a long journey with ALS which he handled with determination, courage and strength. He was a dedicated teacher, coach, athletic director and administrator for many school districts, retiring from the Northwest Local Schools in 2008. Preceded in his parents John Sr. and Helen; and…

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Dallis Katherine (Swiney) Eppley

Dallis Katherine (Swiney) Eppley Dallis Katherine (Swiney) Eppley, 97, passed away Aug. 12 at Chapel Hill Community. She was born Aug. 18, 1921 in Clay County, West Virginia to the late Oscar and Josephine Hamrick.  She was a lifelong resident of Barberton and retired from Yoder Brothers. Preceded in death by husbands, Charles Woodrow Swiney…

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Georgene “Gene” Ryan (nee Costanzo)

Georgene “Gene” Ryan (nee Costanzo), 90, passed away August 10, 2019. Gene was born in Akron to her amazing parents Charles Sr. and Gertrude. She retired as the Office Manager for Dr. James D. George and was a faithful member of St. Augustine Catholic Church where she was active in the Holy Hour Program since…

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Don Weckbacher

Don Weckbacher, 79, of Chesapeake, VA passed away at his home with family by his side, August 11, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Harriet Weckbacher, son Bradley Weckbacher and Wife Tracy; his Daughters Heather Crowe and Laura Khan and her husband Frazier; his Grandchildren Austyn Mclin, Kelsea Perron and Husband…

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Julia “Judy” Krajcovic – Together Again

Judy Krajcovic was received into the arms of the Lord and reunited with her husband, Frank, on August 13, 2019. Judy will be dearly missed by many.  She was the most loving, caring and thoughtful Wife, Mother and Grandmother.  Born in Barberton, lived in Akron, then later resided in Barberton with her husband and family.…

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Dallis Katherine (Swiney) Eppley

Dallis Katherine (Swiney) Eppley, 97, passed away Aug. 12 at Chapel Hill Community. She was born Aug. 18, 1921 in Clay County, West Virginia to the late Oscar and Josephine Hamrick.  She was a lifelong resident of Barberton and retired from Yoder Brothers. Preceded in death by husbands, Charles Woodrow Swiney and Herman Eppley; grandson,…

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