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Daniel M. Zagar

Daniel M. Zagar, 66, passed away April 11. Dan was a life resident of Barberton. Preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Charlotte Zagar and daughter, Shawna. Survived by his beloved companion of 48 years, Judy; son, Michael; grandsons, Trevor and Payton; siblings, David Zagar, Joan Painter, Catherine Smith, John Zagar, Steven Zagar and…

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Ferdinand W. Camp Jr. “Ferd”

Ferdinand W. Camp Jr. “Ferd”, 89, left this earth peacefully at his home April 12, after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s. A native from Kenmore, Ferd moved to Barberton and was a successful and well respected family businessman for over 50 years. After serving in the Korean War as a Sergeant, he returned home…

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Denzil “Denny” Boothe Jr.

Denzil ‘Denny” Boothe Jr., 76, passed away April 13. He was a resident of Barberton/New Franklin for 25 years. Denny was a barber in Mogadore at Gene’s Barber Shop for 30 years and a member of Valley Community Church. He enjoyed golfing and hiking. Preceded in death by his parents, Denzil and Louise. Denny is…

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Thomas Robert Petty

  Thomas Robert Petty, age 69 years, passed away April 11. He was born Dec. 29, 1951 in Barberton to the late Charles Eugene and Mary Margaret (Pyles) Petty. Tom was a 1970 graduate of Barberton High School. He worked at Seiberling Tire and Rubber Company for many years. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents,…

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Frank Yelinek

Sept. 9, 1935 -April 2 (age 85) Frank Yelinek, 85,  passed away April 2. He was born Sept. 9, 1935 in the former country of Yugoslavia to the late Frank and Christina Yelinek. He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company retiring with over 20 years of service. Frank was kind, caring and hardworking. He enjoyed…

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Denise E. Keller

Denise E. Keller, 61, passed away April 7. She was born in Barberton Sept. 30, 1959 and was a graduate of Barberton High School, Class of 1977.  Denise was employed by Home Helpers as a Home Health Aide for 10 years and was a member of Firestone Park Christian Church. Preceded in death by her…

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Patricia S. Coon

Patricia S. Coon, 76, passed away April 8. Patricia was born in Akron and had been a Barberton resident most of her life. She was active as a PTA mom and grandma for many years at Johnson Elementary and enjoyed gardening and crafting. Preceded in death by her parents Louis and Betty McElhaney; and sister…

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John Kamany (Corky)

John Kamany (Corky) passed away April 4, at the age of 72 in his hometown of Barberton. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges. Despite the pain, John stayed strong until the end. John is survived by his beautiful wife, Donna and ex-wife Janet. He was…

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Nancy A. Conner

Nancy A. Conner, 87, passed away April 2. Nancy was born in Cuyahoga Falls and had been a Clinton/Barberton resident all her life where she retired from the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services after 29 years. She was a loving mom, grandma and great-grandmother. Nancy was preceded in death by her husbands Jack Hakin, Francis…

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Marguerite “Marge” Gilbert (Fury

Marge, 93, passed away peacefully March 28. She was born Oct. 31, 1927 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Marge is survived by her five children, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandma “Nanny”. Marge was a proud member of AARP Kenmore Chapter as a president where she had…

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