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YoungJa “Kay” Thompson

YoungJa “Kay” Thompson, passed away after a long illness May 27. She retired from General Electric. Kay is survived by her husband, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-laws and friends. She will be buried beside her first love, Louis at Holy Cross Cemetery. Kay will be in a special place where there’s no good-byes, suffering and…

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Marlene (Hrubovcak) Robinson

Marlene Robinson, 84, passed away May 26, at home with her family. Marlene was born in Akron, and had been a life-long resident of Kenmore where she graduated (’55) and was a cheerleader. She was a competitive tennis player, married to men’s fastpitch softball, and enjoyed watching her grandkids play sports. As a strong working woman,…

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Patricia L. Caldwell

  Patricia L. Caldwell, 78, passed away May 25. Patricia was born in Akron and had been a Barberton resident all her life. She retired from Milich’s Village Inn and was a member of Columbia United Church of Christ. Preceded in death by her first husband Leo Purk; parents Carlos and Frances Willis; and sister…

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Jean A. Metz

Jean A. Metz, 87, passed away May 23, at Pleasant View Health Care Center. Jean was born in Oak Hill, Ohio and had been a Barberton resident most of her life. She was a charter member of Pilgrim Holiness Church and currently attended Grace Church-Norton Campus. Jean loved gospel music and was blessed with a rich,…

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Sharon Rae Smith

Sharon Rae Smith, 67, was called home to her heavenly Father May 19, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was born to Raymond Melton and Betty Melton Kinsey Aug. 3, 1954 in Akron, Ohio. She attended St. Augustine Catholic school in Barberton and graduated from Norton High School in 1972. Sharon attended…

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Sandra Mae Hooser (Sorrell)

Our dear sweet Sandy passed away peacefully May 17. Sandy spent her childhood years in Barberton, raised her family in Norton and retired with husband Bill to Canal Fulton. There they joined brother Tim to help care for our beautiful mother Beatrice. Sandy was caretaker of the family, the proverbial big sister, bossy but never a bully.  After mom’s…

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Bonnie Marie Green-Marks

Bonnie Marie Green-Marks, 50, passed away May 16, in Barberton, surrounded by loved ones. Bonnie was born April 26, 1972 in Barberton, and grew up in Akron and Barberton, Ohio before purchasing her home in Doylestown. Bonnie graduated from Barberton High School, Class of 1990 and started working at the age of 14 at Angie’s…

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John David Walters

John David Walters went to his eternal home April 18, 2022. He was born in Barberton, Ohio  Dec. 5, 1944. John was preceded in death by his Mother; Emma Todd and Sister; Joanne. He is survived by his wife; Betty, Children; Janet, John Jr. Lisa, Don, Joshua, Michelle, Emily and Michael, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.…

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Leonard D. Powell

Leonard D. Powell, 76, of Barberton, peacefully passed away May 14. Leonard was born Feb. 20 1946 to the late, Leonard A. Powell and Margaret Powell (Potter) in Barberton. After Leonard graduated from Barberton High school, he enlisted in the Marines. He then went on to study Computer Programming at Coleman College. He worked in…

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Dorris J. Moore

Together Again Dorris J. Moore, devoted wife, is reunited with her one true love, husband John Moore in Heaven as of May 9. She is loved and missed by her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. She leaves behind son, Jim and his wife, Terry of Valley View, Ohio; daughter, Mary and husband, John Stein of Akron,…

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