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Roger Harold Scritchfield

WD8ITD SK19S6139 KPN 4592 KJO0577 Super Beetle Roger, 74, passed on to the other side peacefully with family by his side after a long battle with a heart condition. He was born July 27, 1947, at St Thomas Hospital, Akron and raised in Norton. Graduating from Norton High School Class of 1967. Preceded in death by…

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Mike Mackay

Mike Mackay, 94, passed away peacefully April 29. Mike was a life resident of Barberton and retired from being the owner the Manchester Road Market, and Mackay’s Market in downtown Barberton, with his brother Nick for more than four decades. Mike was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and a proud U.S. Marine Veteran,…

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William “Bill” A. Ratzer

William “Bill” A. Ratzer, 94, passed away April 25. A life resident of the Akron area and a graduate of Garfield High School, Class of 1945. He was U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II and retired from General Tire and Rubber as an engineer with 25 years of service. Bill enjoyed collecting and…

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Oris “Wayne” Alexander

Oris “Wayne” Alexander went to heaven April 27, where he joined his wife, Elizabeth; his son, Mark; and many other relatives and friends. He was born Sept. 28,1932 in Floyd, Virginia to the late Russel and Eula Alexander. After high school, he married Elizabeth and moved to Ohio where he worked multiple jobs and raised…

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Jack M. Wood

Jack M. Wood, age 93, passed peacefully in his home April 25. He was predeceased by his mother, B. Estelle (Hooten) (Wood) Oliver; adopted father, Earl Wood; step-father, Bill Oliver; and step brother, Tom Wood.  Born in Alabama, he came to Barberton as a child and lived a full, productive, and happy life as a…

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Catherine M. Spry

Catherine M. Spry, July 28, 1933-April 21. Mom walked into the loving arms of the Lord the morning of April 21. Also waiting there to embrace her were her mom and dad, Jessie and Kennth Pullen; husband, Ward F. Spry; two daughters, Mikellyn and Sharon; and grandson, Bobby; alongside several extended family members and friends;…

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Kenneth Boyd Griner Jr. “Doc”

Kenneth Boyd Griner Jr. “Doc”, 57, of Barberton, passed away April 22. Doc was born in Barberton May 18, 1964.  He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his generous spirit, and his big smile. Doc would help anyone in need and always leant an ear…

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Frances B. Boley, (nee Zagar)

Frances B. Boley, (nee Zagar), 98, passed away peacefully April 23. Frances was born in Barberton where she was a life resident and a member of Goss Memorial Church. She worked for Dr. Gunn and Dr. Cefalu for 20 years as an optician and was a member of the Slovene Pensioners Club. Preceded in death…

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Raymond R. DeMattia

Silver Lake- Raymond R. DeMattia, 96, passed away April 13, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Catherine Questel DeMattia, his three sons: Richard (Mara), Alan (Suellen), and Bill (Alys); also, his six grandchildren and two great-grandsons.Raymond was born into a musical family Oct. 24, 1925, in Steubenville, Ohio. He…

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Tonda Lyn (Withrow) Skaburn

Tonda Lyn (Withrow) Skaburn, died peacefully at home April 20, after a short illness. Born January 15, 1960, a 1978 Norton High School graduate and life-long New Franklin resident. Tonda was the proud owner of Block 7 Bar and Grill in Barberton and Payroll Coordinator at Pebble Creek Healthcare Center.  Lover of music, board games,…

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