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Ruth L. Livesay

Ruth L. Livesay, 94, passed away peacefully at her residence Aug. 6. She was born in Barberton April 15, 1926 and was a resident of Norton for 63 years.  Ruth retired from Barberton Citizens Hospital after ten years of service. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter; parents, Joseph and Stella Smart and brothers, Delbert…

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Delores Marie Young (nee Suesh)

Delores Marie Young (nee Suesh), 92, passed away peacefully Aug. 5, at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center. Delores was born March 19, 1928 and was the youngest of six children. She grew up in Barberton and graduated from Barberton High School. Delores married Jack Young Oct. 25, 1947 and spent her life as a…

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Michael Greenaway

Michael Greenaway, age 21, passed away Aug. 4. He was born Aug. 3, 1999 to Michael and Lisa Greenaway. Michael loved basketball, being a Barberton Magic football player, riding dirt bikes and bonfires with his friends. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Sandy Degan, Donald and Betty Greenaway, and Francis Craig. He is…

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Tracey Johnson

Tracey Johnson, age 60, passed away Aug. 4. She was born March 13, 1960 in Akron, and had a love of lighthouses. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Betty Johnson; brothers, Jim King and Fred Angel. Survived by her husband, Ron Bower; and uncles, Neil and Huey Johnson. She will be deeply missed…

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Beverly Fincher

Beverly Fincher, a life-long resident of Akron, went home to be with her heavenly father August 4, after a short but well fought battle against a rare heart condition. Beverly was born to Edward and Very Leyh, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Kenmore High School in 1969. Beverly went on soon after…

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Gloria Jean Lash (nee Brindo)

Gloria Jean Lash nee Brindo, 79,  passed away July 30. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents Michael and Anne (Firis) Brindo; first husband George Kyle and daughter Tammy Joy. She is survived by her husband Richard E; sons Andrew Kyle and Matthew Kyle (David George); stepsons James (Martha) Lash and Daniel (Linda) Lash; stepdaughters Laura…

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Robert Wayne Furman “Bob”

Robert Wayne Furman “Bob” (68) of Hilliard, Ohio died peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family July 28, after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer and heart disease.  Bob was born Nov. 5, 1951 in Wadsworth, Ohio to Eugene “Lucky” and Doris Ady Furman. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran with…

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Sheila N. (nee: Hooks) Swan

Sheila N. (nee: Hooks) Swan,age 52 passed away July, 29.  She was born March 9, 1968 in Wesson, Mississippi. Preceded in death by her father, Lee Roy Hooks and brothers, Roy Lee Hooks and Terrance Hooks.  She is survived by her children; daughter, Sylvia Amos; sons, Marcus Swan, Musa Swan, and Kunta Kinta Swan; grandson,…

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Donald L. Darnell

Donald L. Darnell, 59, passed away July 21. He was born in Barberton Oct. 22, 1960 and was a life resident of the area. Preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Norma Grace; survived by his daughter, Stephanie; siblings, Linda Kay Adkins, Debra Blue (Tim), Brenda Lee (Bob) Caggiati and Joseph Allen; along with…

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Mary Jo Kun

Our sweet mother, Mary Jo Kun, passed away July 30, at the age of 87. She was born Feb. 10, 1933 to Joseph and Elizabeth Eigenbrod, and graduated from Buchtel High School in Akron. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt and friend. Mary Jo was a resident of Doylestown for the past…

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