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Julia Jeanne Taylor

October 20, 1926 - October 15, 2011

Julia Jeanne (Van Lint) Taylor Julia Jeanne (Van Lint) Taylor passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2011 after a valiant battle with cancer. Julia was born on October 20, 1926 in Antwerp, Belgium to Joanna and Charles Van Lint. In 1945 she met a young U.S. soldier named Alton Taylor who was stationed in Belgium during World War II. Julia became a "war bride" and traveled to the United States to be...
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Doc Dawson Ford

February 7, 1925 - September 19, 2011

Doc Dawson Ford Doc Dawson Ford, born Feb. 7, 1925, departed September 19, 2011 at the age of 86 to be rejoined with his wife, Lois. They were married Nov. 7, 1944, until her death in 2008. He was raised in Cherry Valley, Ohio and resided his adult life in Tallmadge and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a boatswain's mate. He retired from Parker...
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Rose Spreitzer

May 12, 1922 - September 9, 2011

Rose Spreitzer Rose Spreitzer, 89, died Sept. 9, 2011. Born in Tschonopel, Yugoslavia, she came to the United States in 1952 with her husband and three children. She loved gardening, her 20 years of retirement in Florida, her German heritage and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Martin; parents, Martin and Marian Fornetran; and sister,...
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Dr. H Richard Bucey

September 14, 1930 - September 7, 2011

The Rev. Dr. H. Richard Bucey The Rev. Dr. H. Richard Bucey, 80, of Hudson, Ohio, passed away September 7, 2011. Born September 14, 1930, in Akron, Ohio, Dick was the son of Wiley A. and Mary C. Bucey, and the husband of Norma Vlasak Bucey, with whom he was in love for every day of their 56-year marriage. He graduated from West High School in Akron, and received his undergraduate degree from...
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Paul G. Kerrigan

October 25, 1931 - September 1, 2011

Paul G. Kerrigan, 79, died Sept. 1, 2011. Preceded in death by his daughter, Karla P. Kerrigan; he is survived by his daughter, Erin M. Hohman; granddaughters, Samantha, McKenna and Nicole. A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. THURSDAY, at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 1907 23rd St. Private inurnment at East Akron Cemetery. FALLS Chapel
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Don M. Stephens

January 2, 1931 - August 31, 2011

Don M. Stephens, 80, beloved husband and father, went to be with the Lord on August 31, 2011. Born January 2, 1931, in Akron, Ohio, he served in the Air Force and received an Honorable Discharge. Don and his family spent the better part of their lives living in Northampton Township where he served as a trustee, a volunteer fireman, and co-owned Stephens Insurance Company with his brother, Paul....
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Anne Willey

August 28, 2011

Anne Willey, 91, died Aug. 28, 2011. Born in Pulaski, Virginia, she lived in Tallmadge since 1947 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tallmadge where she volunteered in the missionary program. She retired from the Ohio Department of Health in 1982 after 19½ years of service and volunteered at Colonial Gardens Nursing Home in Tallmadge and the Crafts Program of Senior Citizens...
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Virginia Mae Bauer

May 18, 1921 - August 4, 2011

Virginia Mae Bauer (Schaile), 90, passed away peacefully August 4, 2011. She is survived by Walter John, her loving husband of 68 years; daughters, Vicky (John) Bryg, Ann Owen, and Nancy (Marc) Morris; grandchildren, Katherine, Cindy, Nikki and Trent; great-grandchildren, Emily, Tyler, and Christina. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Ann; and her brother, Arthur Schaile. ...
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Ann Carolyn Dunn

May 5, 1925 - August 2, 2011

Ann Carolyn Ross Dunn, 86, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 after a courageous ten year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Dunn will be remembered fondly by family, friends, and colleagues from a teaching career that spanned more than a quarter century. Born in her family home in Flemington, West Virginia, she was raised until graduating high school, then went on to...
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Angeline Tricaso

June 11, 1915 - August 1, 2011

Angie ``Grammie' Tricaso Angie ``Grammie' Tricaso, 96, passed away August 1, 2011. Born in Akron, she lived most of her life in Cuyahoga Falls and had worked for Brown Graves Lumber Co. as well as several department stores in Akron. Full of joy and laughter, she loved going to Vegas to play the slots. Angie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Preceded in death by Ralph, her loving...
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James E. Roth

July 22, 1947 - July 30, 2011

James E. Roth, 64, moved up to his eternal heavenly home July 30, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer with his loving family at his side. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Ambrose. A retired C.P.A., he was a member of the Northampton United Methodist Church and an avid Indians fan. Preceded in death by his father, Quentin ...
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Katherine Bohnert

September 22, 1929 - July 24, 2011

Katherine Bohnert passed away July 24, 2011. Born in Nagyszekerly, Hungary on September 22, 1929, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1949. Katherine was a member of the German Family Society and had worked for the Pfluger Co. and for Woodridge Schools. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Frank Sr.; parents, Katherine and Heinrich Knoch; brother, Heinrich; and son, Hans; she is loved...
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Henry Bernard Piekarski

May 28, 1924 - July 2, 2011

Henry B. Piekarski, age 87, of Etna, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2011. He was the husband of the late Leocadia Piekarski; beloved father of Gene (Micheline), Dave (Bobbie), Bill and Rich (Susan) Piekarski; beloved grandfather of Troy, Marc, Derek, Alissa, Richie, Garrett, Jacqueline, Michael and the late Zak; great-grandfather of Maximus, Evelyn, Adriana; brother of Irene Karausky and...
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Dottie Dexter

June 20, 1945 - June 26, 2011

Dottie Dexter, 66, passed away June 26, 2011. Born in Cleveland, she graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School. Dottie was a dedicated homemaker and mother, and had been employed for 20 years at First Merit Bank. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Jerry; she is survived by her daughter, Caron (Ed) Harrison; son, Doug (Tonna) Dexter; grandsons, Derek Wehling and Hayden Lubinski...
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Margaret E. Pfromm

July 5, 1914 - June 12, 2011

Margaret Pfromm, 96, passed away June 12, 2011. Margaret graduated from City Hospital of Akron, School of Nursing, in 1938. She worked all of her nursing career at Akron City Hospital. Preceded in death by husband, Herbert; eldest son, George; and sister, Dorothy Lemmerbrock; Margaret is survived by sons, Richard (Nancy) and Carl; sister, Hazel Blosser; and brother, Edward Rothrock. She has...
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Leora Lee J Kozar

May 11, 1949 - May 24, 2011

Leora ``Lee' J. Kozar, 62, passed away May 24, 2011. Born in Akron, she lived most of her life in North Hill. She was a 1967 graduate of North High School. Preceded in death by her father, Glenn Meise, she is survived by her mother, Leora Hoffman; son, Sebastian (Dawn) Kozar; grandson, Jenson; sisters, Donna Edwards, Wahneta (Rex) Goon, Jerelyn Estright; brother, Scott Meise; former husband,...
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Gloria S. Thomas

March 29, 1919 - May 22, 2011

Gloria S. Thomas, 92, died May 22, 2011. Born in Akron, she was a life resident of the Stow area. She was of the Christian Science Faith and spent a lot of time studying the scriptures. Mrs. Thomas retired from the Akron Public Schools where she was a secretary and was very passionate about antiquing and traveling. She is survived by son, Roger (Diane) Thomas of Hudson; grandson, Brad (Shannon...
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Eleanora Davis Pim

August 15, 1918 - May 8, 2011

Eleanora (Elly) Davis Pim, 92, died May 8, 2011 at the Crown Center at Laurel Lake. Born in Akron, she received her A.B. and M.A. Degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University. Mrs. Pim started her career as an English teacher at Wadsworth High School. In 1946 she accepted a position as a YWCA staff administrator and served the YWCA until her retirement in 1978. In 1961, Mrs. Pim was chosen as one of...
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Eva Oma Gjurkovitsch

September 25, 1933 - May 6, 2011

Eva ``Oma' Gjurkovitsch Devoted wife, Loving Mother and Grandmother, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 6, 2011. Eva was born on Sept. 25, 1933 and lived in Linz Austria before moving to the United States at the age of 26. Eva resided in Cuyahoga Falls area for the past 52 years. Eva was an extremely kind, generous and a beautiful woman who always had a smile on her face. She was a...
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Alfred Roy Sturgeon

January 27, 1926 - May 3, 2011

Alfred Roy Sturgeon Alfred Roy Sturgeon, 85, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, was beckoned by God's Angels on May 3, 2011 after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Mr. Sturgeon was born on January 27, 1926 in Tell City, Indiana and resided in nearby Bristow for over 30 years. He relocated to Detroit and lived there until 1967 when he moved to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He retired from Massey...
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Bennie James Phelps

June 29, 1929 - April 30, 2011

Bennie James Phelps, 81, passed into eternal life on April 30, 2011. Bennie was a gentle man of good humor who put others before himself. He lived his entire life in the Akron area and was a lifetime member of The Chapel in Akron. He excelled at football at Akron Central High School and Akron University. He later tried boxing, but he was too sensitive a man for competitive boxing. As a boy, he...
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Peter A. Zizes

June 24, 1924 - March 20, 2011

Peter A. Zizes, 86, died March 20, 2011. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, June 24, 1924 to Antonios and Irene Mavrikis Zizes, he was a longtime Cuyahoga Falls resident. He was a graduate of West Liberty State College, W. Va., with a B. A. degree in Mathematics, Kent State University with an M.A. in Physical Chemistry; Industrial Statistical Analysis- New York University Extension; Quality Control,...
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Jean E Rawlinson Smith

May 6, 1923 - March 17, 2011

Jean E. Rawlinson Smith passed away on March 17, 2011, in Casa Grande, Arizona, at the age of 87. Born on May 6th, 1923, in Barberton, Ohio, to Wm. Lewis Rawlinson and Goldie P. Gilgen, Jean grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard G. 'Pete' Smith, and her son, Howard R. 'Russ' Smith. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Kuhn, of Lakemore, Ohio; two...
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Ernest Robert Daly

January 24, 1932 - March 17, 2011

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- E. Robert "Bob" Daly passed away on March 17, 2011. A life long resident of the area, Bob was born in Akron on January 24th 1932. He graduated from East High School and received both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education from the University of Akron. He was employed by the Akron Board of Education, first as a teacher, and then as a guidance counselor for 35 years,...
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Lillian C. Akins

April 15, 1923 - March 17, 2011

Lillian C. Akins, 87, died March 17, 2011, at Lakeside, Ohio. Services will be held 11 a.m. TUESDAY at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2141 5th St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, with Pastor Keith Johnson officiating. Interment at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 1907 23rd St., MONDAY from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Academy of Music for...
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Fred D. Barton

December 7, 1932 - March 6, 2011

Fred D. Barton died March 6, 2011 at home with his wife, Betty, at his side. He was born in Akron and was a resident of Tallmadge for the last 25 years. Dr. Barton served in the U.S. Navy and was a graduate of The University of Akron with double majors in Chemistry and Philosophy. He graduated from Western Reserve School of Medicine and served an internship at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago...
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Alvin Earl Perrine

March 1, 2011 - March 1, 2011

Alvin Earl Perrine, 85, joined his wife Lorraine of 44 years in heaven on Feb. 26, 2011. He and Lorraine were married May 13, 1944. He was born in Randolph County, West Virginia on April 19, 1925, the son of the late Daniel W. and Annie K. Perrine. They moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1953 and he began working for General Motors. He moved to Cuyahoga Falls and worked for Chrysler for the next 30...
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Carol Ann Miller

July 11, 1940 - February 16, 2011

Carol Ann Miller, 70, passed away peacefully at home on February 16, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She will be remembered as a very loving and caring wife, mom and grandma. Born in Akron, she lived all of her life in Northampton. Carol was employed with the Jaite Packaging Company for 14 years. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary; sisters, Dorothy and Francis; she is...
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Olive M. Root

May 7, 1912 - January 17, 2011

Olive M. Root, 98, passed away peacefully January 17, 2011. Preceded in death by husband, Emerson in 1966, she is survived by daughter, Patricia (Richard) Wallis of Mogadore; sons, David (Shirley) Root of Akron, Paul (Bergitta) Root of North Carolina; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Billow FALLS Chapel,...
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Robert Swartz Smetts

June 12, 1931 - January 10, 2011

Robert Swartz Smetts died on January 10, 2011. Born to Ralph George and Grace Murdoch Smetts in Akron on June 12, 1931, ``Bob' was raised in the Ellet area and lived in the Akron and Cuyahoga Falls area throughout his life. He graduated from Hower Vocational High School with metal working skills that he used to help build the trim work on the High Level Bridge. He was well known throughout the...
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Harold F. Imhoff

December 23, 1923 - January 7, 2011

Harold F. Imhoff, 87, passed away January 7, 2011. Born in Akron, he had retired from Brinks, Inc. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Preceded in death by his wife, Doris; he is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Doug (Teri) Imhoff and Denny (Vicki) Imhoff; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kevin, Justin and Wendy; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Brooke and Robbie; brother, Frank Imhoff. ...
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Louise Marie Ruyten

January 24, 1930 - January 3, 2011

Louise Marie Altwegg Ruyten, 80, died January 3, 2011. Louise was born on January 24, 1930 to Marie and Albert Altwegg of Tallmadge, Ohio. She was a native of Brimfield, Ohio, living many years in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Her husband, William Harrison Digby, preceded her in death. After marrying Harry Ruyten of Twinsburg, Ohio, Louise moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Harry Ruyten also...
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Scott Richard Roberson

May 22, 1970 - December 25, 2010

May 22, 1970-Dec. 25, 2010 A brilliant mind, a tender heart, and fragile soul. He was a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls H.S. and UA. Left to grieve is his wife, Katherine; parents, Randall and Patricia; brother, Randall and his family, Kimberly, Molly, and Miranda; sister, Barbra and family, Sean Oster and Riley; Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many friends. We will miss his smile, his wit, and his...
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Sam H. Bell

December 31, 1925 - December 23, 2010

Sam H. Bell died December 23, 2010. He would have been 85 years of age this New Year's Eve. The only son of Marie Williams Bell and Samuel H. Bell was born in Rochester, N.Y. on a snowy New Year's Eve. A short time later, the family moved to Akron. Always intelligent and even handed in his approach, as an attorney, a prosecutor, and a state and federal judge, Judge Bell treated those with whom...
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Aaron Chester Urbank

December 30, 1958 - December 10, 2010

Aaron Urbank, 51, was born December 30, 1958 and died December 10, 2010. He was born and raised in the Northamp-ton-Cuyahoga Falls area. Aaron was a loving husband, father, step-father, brother and friend. Our family will celebrate his love with great stories and his legacy will always be remembered. Aaron was well known for his dedication to the youth involved in the Boy Scouts of America. He...
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Glenn W. Meise

May 24, 1922 - December 7, 2010

Glenn W. Meise, 88, joined the rest of his fleet December 7, 2010. Born in Akron, he lived most of his life on North Hill. He was a North High School graduate and he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the SS Parche (SS 384) where they received the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor. He was a member of the North Hill United Methodist Church and had retired from the U.S. Postal Service...
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John R. Peterson

July 1, 1918 - November 27, 2010

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- John R. Peterson, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. Born in Sandusky, Ohio on July 1, 1918, he lived most of his life in Cuyahoga Falls and recently in Stow. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1941 to 1947 and was honorably discharged as a Chief Yeoman, attended Kenyon and Spencerian Colleges, was a member of the American Legion...
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Donald E. Winkelman

April 8, 1918 - November 13, 2010

Donald E. Winkelman, 92, died after a courageous battle with old age. Mr. Winkelman retired from the Firestone Synthetic Division in 1982 and had served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Preceded in death by his wife, Genevie; mother, Mary; father, Kenneth; siblings, Lois and Jack; stepson, Glenn; he is survived by his daughter, Claudette; granddaughter, Holly (Dennis);...
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Lyle W. Bohon

December 30, 1934 - October 9, 2010

Lyle W. Bohon, 75, passed away peacefully October 9, 2010. Services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 2121 6th St., Cuyahoga Falls with Rev. Robert Linsz officiating. Burial at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 1907 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.
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John K. Craine

December 14, 1935 - October 4, 2010

John K. ``Jack' Craine, 74, passed away peacefully October 4, 2010 after a very long struggle. Born in Washington Court House, Ohio on December 14, 1935, Jack's family moved to Columbus, Ohio when he was an infant. He graduated from Cols North H.S., honorably discharged by the U.S. Air Force in 1958 and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1962. He was employed by Union-Camp Paper...
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Mirabel L. Petty

November 18, 1921 - September 18, 2010

Mirabel L. Petty, 88, died September 18, 2010. Born in Conneaut, Ohio, she grew up in Sharon, Pa. and was a longtime resident of Cuyahoga Falls. A homemaker, she attended Thiel University and graduated from Kent State University. She was a longtime member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. Preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James G. Petty, she is survived by...
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Bessie O. Garrett

November 28, 1933 - August 17, 2010

Bessie O. Garrett, 76, passed away peacefully August 17 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Byrdstown, Tenn., she lived most of her life in Akron. Bessie was a longtime member of the Cathedral of Tomorrow. For many years, she was a caretaker for her parents. She will be remembered as a loyal servant of God and a prayer warrior for family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents...
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Larue Freida Filey

February 6, 1924 - July 22, 2010

LaRue F. Filey LaRue F. Filey, 86, passed away peacefully July 22, 2010 after a long, happy life. Born in Akron, she lived here all of her life. LaRue retired as a secretary from AT&T after 38 years of service. Preceded in death by her husband, William; brother, Bruce; survived by brother, Richard (Jan) Meyer; many loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you...
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Harvey Morrow

December 4, 1922 - June 26, 2010

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Harvey Morrow passed away on June 26, 2010. Services will be held 11 a.m. WEDNESDAY at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 1907 23rd Street, (at the corner of Falls Ave. and 23rd St.) with Rev. Stephen Gehlert officiating. Interment at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. TUESDAY at the funeral home where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. Memorials may...
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Jerry Lee Dexter

May 16, 1936 - June 14, 2010

Jerry Lee Dexter passed away June 14, 2010. Born in Ravenna, he graduated from Atwater High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a surgical assistant in a MASH unit. Jerry had worked as a deputy for 16 years with the Summit County Sheriff's department where he helped found the Bomb Squad. He retired in 2002 from Parry Home Medical after 20 years as a medical equipment...
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George Lawrence Karadin

July 27, 1917 - June 13, 2010

George L. Karadin, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 13th surrounded by his loving family. Born in Akron, George returned from World War II to continue his work at Ohio Bell. He retired from there as a foreman at the age of 65. George was past president of the local chapter of The Telephone Pioneers of America, member of the Ohio Bell Foreman's Club, an original founding member...
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Charles F. Hanson

August 27, 1930 - May 10, 2010

Charles F. Hanson, 79, passed away May 10, 2010. Born in Akron, he was a resident of Cuyahoga Falls for many years. He was a member of Grandview United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #281, the Telephone Pioneers, and was the Commander of VFW Post #3294. He retired from Ohio Bell after 35 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, George and Elizabeth and brother, James, he is...
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Vivian E. Lindenberger

October 24, 1924 - May 6, 2010

The family gives thanks for the life of Vivian E. Lindenberger. Vivian E. Lindenberger, died May 6, 2010. Born in Bedford County, Pa., she was a long time resident of Cuyahoga Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Pearl Crissman; brother, Jack, following a World War II illness; and sisters, Virginia and Jean Leitch. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years,...
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James E. Campbell

December 18, 1957 - May 5, 2010

James E. ``Jim' Campbell, 52, went home to be with his Lord and Savior May 5, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Doris; survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Christine; brother, Ralph; sisters, Patricia, Marge, Barbara, Sonie; and many other loving relatives and friends. Fellowship will be held 11 am, Tuesday at the Word of His Grace Church, 110 E. Steels Corners Rd.,...
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Jean M. Sargent

November 23, 1922 - May 1, 2010

Jean M. Sargent, 87, went home to be with the Lord on May 1, 2010. Jean was born in Lakewood, Ohio, grew up in Hudson and lived in Cuyahoga Falls since 1949. She was an executive secretary in the banking industry, had worked at Rene's Jewelers in Cuyahoga Falls for 11 years and was a member of Grandview United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Robert M. Sargent, she is survived by...
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Carole Ann Kingsolver

October 23, 1942 - April 29, 2010

Carole Kingsolver, 67, passed away unexpectedly April 29, 2010. Carole was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and was a volunteer at the Civic Theater, Severance Hall and Actor's Summit. She is survived by her daughers, Jenny (Tony) Misciagna and Laura Kingsolver; grandchildren, Cole and Cate; sister, Ellen Augustine; nephew, Damian; niece, Andrea. A Mass of Christian Burial will be...
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George C. Fretz

January 17, 1917 - April 15, 2010

George C. Fretz was carried in his Savior's arms to his Heavenly home on April 15, 2010. Born January 17, 1917 in Akron, he lived most of his life in Silver Lake. He graduated from the University of Akron and worked for Goodyear Aircraft/Aerospace for thirty years. He moved into sales and became an executive with Spirol International Corporation for twenty-two years. George was on the board of...
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Donna Nicol Faix

February 17, 1931 - April 13, 2010

Donna Nicol Faix passed away on April 13, 2010. Donna was born in Salem, Ohio on February 17, 1931 to Hazel and Louie Getz. Donna was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls for over fifty years where she sang in the Chancel choir, shared her voice as a soloist, and lived her faith through the Stephen's Ministry. Donna was also a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood,...
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Bette Jayne Wagner

December 22, 1918 - April 8, 2010

Bette Jayne Wagner, 91, of Kent, Ohio, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Parkwood Meadows Assisted Living Center in Idaho Falls. She was under the care of Creekside Hospice. Born December 22, 1918, in Kent, Ohio, to W. H. and Laura Mae Leary Heath, she grew up and attended school in Kent, Ohio. She graduated from Kent State High School and attended Kent State University, receiving a bachelor's...
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Edgar Crosley

December 27, 1919 - March 31, 2010

Edgar Crosley, 90, entered into eternal life March 31, 2010 at Akron City Hospital. He was born in Parkersburg, W. Virginia on Dec. 27, 1919 to Catherine and Edgar Crosley, Sr. He graduated from Akron East High School in January 1938 and enrolled at The University of Akron where be became a member of R.O.T.C. Ed served his country during World War II and retired from the Ohio National Guard as a...
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Janet D. Craven-Strapp

June 19, 1927 - March 30, 2010

Janet D. Craven Strapp Janet D. Craven, 82, passed away peacefully March 30, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Akron, she was a lifelong resident of Cuyahoga Falls. She retired from Goodyear after 40 years of service. Preceded in death by her granddaughter, Maranda Dove, she is survived by son, John David; daughter, Patricia (Tong) Choi; Jamie (Bob) whom she raised as a daughter;...
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Woodrow Hoyt Showen

October 3, 1912 - March 28, 2010

Woodrow Hoyt Showen, 97, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Masonic Home, Shelbyville, Ky. Services will be held 10 a.m. FRIDAY at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 1907 23rd St., with Rev. Carl P. Wallace officiating. Interment at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. (Billow FALLS Chapel)
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Dorothy E. Draper

September 27, 1902 - March 27, 2010

Dorothy E. Draper, 107, died March 27, 2010. Born in Sydney, Ohio, she lived in Cuyahoga Falls since 1938. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ and Eastern Star. Dorothy retired with 32 years service from the M. O'Neil Co. drapery department and volunteered for 15 years at St. Hywet Hall and Gardens doing arts and crafts for the Ohio Mart. The staff at Rockynol, were she lived for...
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Pamela Ann Wood

March 26, 1948 - March 7, 2010

Pam Wood, born March 26, 1948 in Akron, Ohio, passed away March 7, 2010. She was a graduate of North High School and the University of Akron. She was employed as a legal secretary with Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease. Pam was a quiet, private person with a warm and giving heart. Her smiles and giggles were infectious. Pam loved animals, especially her two cats, Buffy and Jenny. She also enjoyed...
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Mary Elizabeth Snyder

July 12, 1924 - March 5, 2010

Mary Elizabeth Snyder passed away at her home March 5, 2010 after an extended illness. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 1907 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls. Interment at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ``angels' at New Horizons (Summa Western Reserve...
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Mary M. Stallard

October 11, 1931 - February 23, 2010

Mary M. Stallard, 78, passed away February 23, 2010. She leaves behind, six children. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4th at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 1907 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls, with Dr. Donard M. Engle officiating. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday. (Billow FALLS Chapel)
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Warren Davidson

March 4, 1933 - February 8, 2010

Warren ``Bo' Davidson was born March 4, 1933 and died February 8, 2010 at Akron General Medical Center. Bo was born in Lakemore, Ohio and was a graduate of Springfield High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956, spending most of his Navy career sailing around the world on the USS Wasp. After his discharge from the Navy, he began a fifty year career in the auto sales industry....
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Robert D. Mathews

February 1, 1922 - January 15, 2010

Robert D. Mathews, 87, died January 15, 2010. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. TUESDAY at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 1907 23rd St., with Pastor Bob Dreese officiating. Interment with military honors at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home MONDAY 5 to 7 p.m. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 2258 Ridgewood Rd., Akron 44333. ...
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Donald Porter

July 3, 1936 - December 31, 2009

Donald Porter, 73, went to be with the Lord Dec. 31, 2009. A U.S. Army veteran, he retired from the Chrysler Corp. He is survived by wife, Beverly; children, Bryan, Lorisa, Leanne, Colette (Carson) Malone, Brandon (Rachel), Adrian, and Destin (Megan); stepchildren, Harry, Jr., Audra (Mark) and Megan; nine grandchildren; brother, Robert Porter; and sister, Doris (Herb) Weissman. Services will...
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Mary Scott Lowdermilk

October 10, 1921 - December 27, 2009

Mary Scott Lowdermilk, 88, daughter of Senator and Mrs. W. Kerr Scott of Haw River, North Carolina, passed away on December 27, 2009. Mrs. Lowdermilk was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Alfred J. Lowdermilk, Jr.; her parents, and her brothers, Osborne W. Scott and Governor Robert W. Scott. Mary was a graduate of Alexander Wilson High School and The University of North Carolina at...
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Rosemarie Kennedy

January 21, 1918 - December 27, 2009

Rosemarie Kennedy, 91, passed away December 27, 2009. She was a lifelong resident of the Akron area, living in Cuyahoga Falls for the last 62 years. Rosemarie retired in 1986 as an executive secretary for Roadway Express after 31 years of service and was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Cuyahoga Falls. Preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Alfred Kennedy; survived by sons, David ...
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Thelma Marie Karamelo

August 29, 1912 - December 24, 2009

CUYAHOGA FALLS --Thelma M. Karamelo, 97, died December 24, 2009. Born in Rockwood, Pa., she was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church. She attended Hammel Business College, was a member of the Akron Woman's City Club and Silver Lake A.A.R.P., and had volunteered at Preston and Newberry Elementary Schools. Along with her husband, Spiro, Thelma owned and operated the Congress Restaurant in Akron...
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Paul Wharton Vaughn

January 12, 1922 - December 11, 2009

Paul Wharton Vaughn, 87, died December 11, 2009. Paul bought his father's market, Vaughn's Temple Square Market after returning from serving four years in the Navy. He joined his brother Ralph in 1962 to open a large state of the art supermarket, The Country Counter in Brecksville. He received the Retail of the Year Award and the Honor Award in the greater Cleveland area for his outstanding...
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Jeannette Louise Nitz

October 18, 1917 - December 7, 2009

Jeannette Louise Nitz, 92, passed away quietly December 7, 2009. Born in Utica, Ohio, she moved to Akron during the war where she worked for Goodyear as a "Rosie the Riveter" building Corsairs. In her later years, she enjoyed oil and watercolor painting and was a member of the North Hill Garden Club. Preceded in death by her husband, Avold; daughter, Marilyn; brother, John Arrington and sister,...
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Walter R. English

June 1, 1948 - November 23, 2009

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Walter R. English, 61, died November 23, 2009. Walt was best known for his love of family and music, especially the drums. As a U.S. Army Veteran in Vietnam, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was owner of Summit Entertainment Consultants and a former longtime employee of Akron City Hospital's Hemotology lab. Originally born in Akron, Ohio, he resided in Cuyahoga Falls and is...
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Dale W. Hollis

April 25, 1942 - November 17, 2009

Dale W. Hollis, Sr., 67, died Nov. 17, 2009. He was a member of the Teamsters Union with 43 years service, driving for PIE and retiring from USF Holland. Dale was a member of Mogadore Moose Club #1082; VFW Mogadore Post #8487; enjoyed golfing, horseshoes, working in the yard and having a good time with his family and friends. Preceded in death by son, Bobby Lee; parents, Charles and Idell; and...
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Mary Kathryn Newton

October 31, 1926 - November 5, 2009

Mary Kay Newton, 83, passed away November 5, 2009. Mary worked for the Akron Metropolitan Parks system and later as one of the first four rangers in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In her retirement, she traveled across the U.S. and Canada and wintered in the Outer Banks. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Guy; her children, Robin of Vero Beach, Florida and Barry of Peninsula, Ohio....
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Helen E. Corbissero

July 25, 1939 - October 27, 2009

Helen E. Corbissero, 70, passed away October 27, 2009 at her residence. Born in Akron, she lived in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow most of her life. She was a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School, Class of 1957 and Kent State with a B.S. in Education in 1961 where she was a member of Alpha Xi Sorority. She started her career in the Akron School system with five years of service then transferred to...
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Katherine Lucille Clowers

September 7, 1917 - October 23, 2009

Katherine Lucille Clowers, 92, died October 23, 2009. Born in Alton, Ill., she was a longtime resident of Cuyahoga Falls. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls and it's XYZ fellowship, AARP, Cuyahoga Falls Travel Club and the Alumni Association of St. John's in Springfield, Ill. She retired as a registered nurse from Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital in 1982. ...
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Margaret Marie Volkwine

February 16, 1922 - October 22, 2009

Margaret Marie (Leidel) Volkwine, 87, passed away quietly on 10/22/09. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mathias Leidel and Eva (Bauer) Leidel; her husband, James Michael Volkwine; her brothers, William, Fritz, Robert; and sister, Eva. She is survived by her son, Michael Carl Volkwine 'Wally'; sister-in-law, Shirley; nieces and nephews; as well as a great-niece, Lauren Leidel. She was...
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Amy C. Gifford

January 19, 1960 - October 18, 2009

Amy C. Gifford of Stow, died on Sunday, October 18, 2009. She was 49. Amy is survived by brother, David A. Gifford (nephew Matthew) of Southbury, Conn.; sister, Janet E. Lineberger (nee Gifford) (nephew, Daniel and niece, Michelle) of Ambler, Pa.; and brother-in-law, Robert N. Brey (nephew, William and niece, Lauren) of Grayslake, Ill. Amy was preceded in death by her father and mother, Don R....
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William H. Hooverman

September 22, 1927 - October 11, 2009

William H. "Hank" Hooverman, 82, passed away peacefully October 11, 2009. Born in Akron, Hank lived most of his life in Cuyahoga Falls. He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber in 1982 after 30+ years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Hank is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joann; sons, Mark (Melissa), Pete (Diana); daughter, Cheryl ...
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Mary Frances Conti

May 28, 1926 - August 23, 2009

Mary F. Conti, 83, has gone to be with the Lord on August 23, 2009. Born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, she lived most of her life in Akron. She had worked as a nurse's aide at Hill Haven, retiring in 1998. Preceded in death by husband, Larry M. Sr.; parents, Isadore and Rose Barbati; and brothers, Ronnie, Isadore, Jr., Richard and Eugene; she is survived by son, Lawrence (Debra) Conti; daughter,...
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Charlotte L. Saniga

December 27, 1922 - August 23, 2009

Charlotte L. Saniga (Wakefield) died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, August 23, 2009. May she forever rest in peace. Charlotte was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 27, 1922. Her family moved to the area when she was a child and she remained in the area for most of her life. Charlotte retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Company after 25 years of service. She was...
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Marsha J. Priester

March 16, 1949 - July 29, 2009

Marsha J. Priester Marsha J. Priester, age 60, our loving sister, daughter, mother, and friend, went home to be with the Lord July 29, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Marsha was born March 16, 1949 in Lima, Ohio to parents, Mercedes and Jack Mechling. She was a 1967 graduate of Lima Senior High School and a 1969 graduate of Licensed Practical School of Nursing. Marsha had been a Cuyahoga...
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Delores A. Parker

February 15, 1929 - July 28, 2009

Delores Smith Parker (Dee) Dee Smith Parker, 80, passed away July 27, 2009 following a long illness. Dee was born February 15, 1929 to Mac and Corinne Matheny. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas Parker, and W. Gene Smith, father of her children. She is survived by daughters, Pam (Gary) Corbett of Green and Susan (Gary) Ellis of Tallmadge; sons, Thomas (Lynn) Smith of...
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Ethel Irene Rule

April 19, 1913 - July 11, 2009

Ethel RuleEthel Rule went Home to be with her Saviour on July 11, 2009. She was 96.For many years she and her husband Donald invited neighbors to their home in Cuyahoga Falls for a Hobby Class, where the children painted plaster molds and heard the good news that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (1 Timothy 1:15).Her beloved husband Donald, her daughter Nancy Weeks and her...
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Lucille Beane

May 12, 1927 - July 1, 2009

Lucille Beane (Robinson)Lucille Beane (Robinson) passed away July 1, 2009 surrounded by her family.She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Glen G. Beane; daughter, Cassandra (Sandy) Deskovich (John); and son, Frank Beane. She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Sharon) of Tallmadge, Gerry of Lancaster, Pa.; step son, Larry of Cuyahoga Falls; sister, Irene Ross and the Robinson...
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Wilbur J. Naehring

December 14, 1914 - June 28, 2009

Wilbur J. NaehringWilbur J. Naehring, 94, passed away June 28, 2009.Born in Akron, he lived most of his life in Cuyahoga Falls. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.Mr. Naehring is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; son, John (Teri) Naehring; daughter, Suzan Miller (husband, Mark deceased); eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.Services will...
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Bettie Lowther Riggs

January 22, 1925 - June 23, 2009

Bettie Lowther Riggs 1925-2009Bettie Riggs, beloved mother, grandmother, friend and teacher, passed away Tuesday, June 23.Bettie is survived by her two children, Jane Jonesco (John) and Dan Riggs (Annette); six grandchildren, Amy Jane Jonesco, John Jonesco III (Jennifer), Michael Jonesco, Katie Jonesco (James Lower), Danny Riggs and Jeff Riggs; three and a half great-grandchildren, Alexa, Sarah,...
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Robert Lee Walters

July 20, 1950 - June 12, 2009

Robert Lee Walters, 58, died June 12, 2009.Born in Akron, he had been employed at Weaver Workshop.He is survived by his parents, Maxie R. and Paula N. Walters.Services will be held 2 p.m. MONDAY in the Mausoleum Chapel of Rose Hill Burial Park with Rev. Jim Edmundson officiating. There will be no calling hours.
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George A. Cabaniss

November 22, 1919 - June 10, 2009

George A. Cabaniss November 22, 1919June 10, 2009George A. Cabaniss was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Edward Harman Cabaniss, Jr. and Marjorie Weatherly Cabaniss. He spent his boyhood years in Rosemary, Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama and Black Mountain, North Carolina. He entered Auburn University at the age of 16, graduating with a degree in chemical engineering at the age of 19. He...
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Frank Bohnert, Sr.

December 23, 1930 - June 10, 2009

Frank Bohnert, Sr. passed away June 10, 2009.Frank was born in Tshonpel, Yugoslavia on Dec. 23, 1930 and immigrated to the U.S. in May 1950. He lived in Cuyahoga Falls from 1950 until 2009. Frank spent 18 years working for Chestnut Ridge Dairy and 19 years for Woodridge Schools. He was a member of the German Family Society serving as president for six years, 18 years in the Verband der...
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Glenna Rae Snyder

February 17, 1917 - June 2, 2009

Glenna (Kelsey) Snyder, age 92, died June 2, 2009.She was born in Kenmore but grew up in East Akron and Goodyear Heights, graduating from East High School in 1935 and Hammel Business College. She had been a resident of Cuyahoga Falls since 1951. She retired from the Cuyahoga Falls School System in 1983 with twenty two years service as a unit secretary at the high school.She was an active member...
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Carol Renee Traczyk

May 26, 1972 - May 29, 2009

Carol Renee Traczyk, 37, passed away May 28, 2009. Employed with the Cuyahoga Falls School system, Carol was a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1990. Most of all Carol enjoyed being with her daughter, Alisha. She was also proud to have served in the United States Army for four years. Carol will be deeply missed by her daughter, Alisha; ex-husband, Jason Traczyk; mother, Elizabeth (Ray)...
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Owen Rice, Sr.

April 20, 1918 - May 11, 2009

Owen Rice, Sr. Owen Rice, Sr., 91, died May 11, 2009. Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Mr. Rice was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, had retired from Portage Machine and was known as the tomato man of Wyoga Lake Road. Preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn H. Rice in 1997, he is survived by his sons, Owen Rice, Jr. of Cuyahoga Falls and Jerry Rice; brother, William (Lorene) Rice, all of...
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Martha A. Spencer

February 22, 1925 - April 28, 2009

-Martha A. Spencer (Swigart), 84, went home to be with the Lord April 28, 2009. Born in Akron, she was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she served on the Altar Guild. A volunteer at Akron City Hospital and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, she worked in the Accounting Department at B&O Railroad and for Fred's Diner. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald, to whom she was married 57...
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John G. Boyd

October 9, 1930 - April 11, 2009

John G. Boyd, 78, died April 11, 2009. Born in Akron, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, member of the Cuyahoga Falls Moose Lodge #918, A.A.R.P. #5038, and retired as a major from the Summit County Sheriff's Department. Preceded in death by his wife, Bethia H. (nee Nicol) and brother-in-law, David H. Nicol; he is survived by his sister-in-law, Sally Nicol; nephews, David (Sandy) and Mark (Donna)...
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Ralph L. Glossner

November 26, 1906 - April 6, 2009

Ralph L. Glossner, 102, was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania on November 26, 1906 and went to the Lord on April 6, 2009. Ralph was a 1923 graduate of Lock Haven High School. After graduation he moved to Kent, Ohio where he met and married Elaine Drew. They moved to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio where they lived the remainder of their lives. Ralph worked as an accountant for the B.F. Goodrich Company and...
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Donald E. Falconbery

February 17, 1933 - April 3, 2009

Donald E. Falconbery CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Donald E. Falconbery, 76, died April 3, 2009. Born in Akron, he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He is survived by his wife, Evonne; son, Donald; daughter, Elizabeth Schmidt (Steve); grandchildren, Donald Falconbery and Dakota Schmidt; brothers, Robert and John; and sister, Maxine Fieldman. Private services have taken place with interment at Northlawn...
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Bernard P. Lucas

January 3, 1929 - March 30, 2009

Bernard P. Lucas Bernard Paul Lucas, 80, died peacefully on March 30, 2009. Born in Akron, he graduated from South High School, and was a member of Saint Hedwig's Catholic Church. Bernard was a devoted son, brother and friend, especially dedicated to the care of his mother. He retired from management at Albertson's grocery chain in Bakersfield, California. Bernie was an avid collector of music...
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Nellie Garnet Snider Greenwell

December 29, 1931 - March 30, 2009

Nellie Garnet Snider Greenwell Nellie Garnet Snider Greenwell, born December 29, 1931 near Laurel Point, W. Va., passed away Monday, March 30, 2009, at Akron City Hospital's Acute Palliative Care Unit. She grew up in W. Virginia and was a graduate of University High School in Morgantown, W. Va. She had been a long time resident of Cuyahoga Falls and retired after working for many years in area...
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Ethel Louise Vaughn

June 16, 1918 - March 26, 2009

Ethel Louise Vaughn, 90, passed away March 26, 2009. She was born in East Liverpool on June 3, 1918 to Frank and Pearl Haynes. In earlier years, Ethel worked at West Point Market and helped her husband, Paul at his grocery store on North Hill at Temple Square. She was a past member of Zonta Club, Akron Art Museum, Cuyahoga Falls Valley Art Museum, Stan Hywet Garden Club, Northampton Garden Club...
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Robert M. Moore

May 23, 1930 - March 23, 2009

Robert M. Moore CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Robert M. Moore, 78, passed away March 23, 2009 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Akron, he resided in Cuyahoga Falls most of his life and was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. He was past president of the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, Summit County Machine Shop Group and the American Society for Metals; past treasurer of St. Luke's Lutheran...
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Phyllis E. Bean

July 14, 1927 - March 16, 2009

Phyllis E. Bean Phyllis E. Bean, 81, of Akron, Ohio, beloved daughter of the late Leonard C. and Marie H. Bean, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16 after a long illness. She was born in Akron, Ohio on July 14, 1927. She had been living in the Willoughby, Ohio area for the past five years. She is survived by her sister, Suzanne M. Harig of Willoughby and the following nephews and nieces:...
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