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Arthur B. Duncan, Jr.

April 3, 1930 - August 8, 2015

Arthur B. Duncan Jr. Age 85, of Canton died Saturday, August 8, 2015 in his home following an extended illness. Born April 3, 1930 in Canton, Ohio to the late Arthur B. Sr. and Mary Estelle (Lehman) Duncan. He was a life resident of Canton Township and a 1948 graduate of Canton Township High School. Art served 27 years in the Naval Reserves achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (CW04). He...
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Blake J. Lambert, Jr.

September 12, 1942 - August 7, 2015

Blake J. Lambert Jr Age 72, of North Canton died Friday, August 7, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. Born September 12, 1942 in Benbush, WV. to the late Blake J. Sr. and Gertrude (Weaver) Lambert. He was a 1961 graduate of Malvern High School and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Blake retired from the Hoover Company with 40 years of service. He was a former member of the...
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Floyd S. Haught

January 3, 1921 - August 3, 2015

Floyd S. Haught Age 94, of Massillon, passed away Monday August 3, 2015 in The Inn at University Village. He was born January 3, 1921 to the late Elijah and Victoria Haught. Floyd was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. He retired from the Ford Motor Company after more than 30 years of service. Floyd was a long time member of the Canton Baptist Temple where he had served as an usher, greeter and was...
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Glenn A. Devore

December 23, 1938 - August 2, 2015

Glenn A. Devore Age 76, of East Sparta, passed away Sunday August 2, 2015 in Manor Care. He was born December 23, 1938 in Woodsfield, OH to the late David D. and Julia Mae (Hendershot) Devore. Glenn was a Vietnam Army veteran and was formerly employed by DLH Industries. He was a member of the Northwest Church of Christ and the American Legion, East Sparta. He is preceded in death by his wife,...
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Joanne F. McCall

December 18, 1937 - August 2, 2015

Joanne F. McCall Age 77, of Massillon, passed away peacefully Sunday August 2, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born December 18, 1937 in Canton to the late John and Laura (Ritchey) Reed. She was a 1955 graduate of Timken Vocational High School. Joanne was the owner/operator of A Hart Company for 35 years. She was a member and treasurer of TOPS, and a social member of the American Legion...
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David A. Harper

September 16, 1956 - July 25, 2015

David A. Harper Age 58, of East Canton died Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Select Medical Hospital following an extended illness. Born September 16, 1956 in Canton, OH. to Edsel P. and Gae M. Harper. He was a life resident of East Canton and had worked through the CWE Program. David had participated in Special Olympics where he won many gold medals. He loved to ride motorcycles, country music,...
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Mildred M. Hayhurst

January 1, 1919 - July 24, 2015

Mildred M. Hayhurst Age 96, of Canton died Friday July 24, 2015 in Hennis Care Centre of Bolivar following a brief illness. Born January 1, 1919 in Smithfield, WV. to the late Howard and Minnie (Price) Higgins. She was a Canton resident since 1940. Mildred was a member of Canton Baptist Temple where she taught Sunday school for 55 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Franklin "Doc" Hayhurst...
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George W. Joy

August 31, 1929 - July 24, 2015

George W. Joy Age 85, of Canton died Friday, July 24, 2015 in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. Born August 31, 1929 in Canton, OH. to the late George R. and Faye I. (Lee) Joy. He was a life resident of Canton and a 1947 graduate of Canton Township High School. George retired from Sugardale Foods with 47 years of service. He was a member of Waco Epworth United Methodist Church. Preceded...
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Lawrence T. Page

July 19, 1924 - July 21, 2015

Lawrence T. Page Age 91, of East Canton died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. Born July 19, 1924 in Canton, OH. to the late Francis E. and Lola Faye (Tipton) Page. He was a life resident of Canton and a 1942 graduate of Canton Township High School. Lawrence was a U.S. Army WWII veteran serving as a medic with the 148th Engineer Combat Battalion. He...
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Vera E. Keller

January 14, 1935 - July 15, 2015

Vera E. Keller of Malvern, passed away Wednesday July 15, 2015 in Green Meadows Health and Wellness Center. She was born in Canton to the late David and Evelyn Brooks. Vera retired from Joseph T. Nist Nursing Home and was the former owner/operator of V-Jay Cleaning Company. She served as a volunteer at the Palace Theater for many years and was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary post #7490...
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Betty J. Barwick

May 30, 1933 - July 12, 2015

Betty J. Barwick Age 82, of East Canton, passed away Sunday July 12, 2015. Betty was born May 30, 1933 in Canton to the late Harry F. and Minnie (Yoerns) Adler. She was a member of the Louisville Church of Christ. Betty was an avid bowler for many years and enjoyed trips with her husband and friends to the casinos. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Timothy Barwick;...
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Jeffrey M. Ellsworth

April 10, 1956 - July 8, 2015

Pastor Jeffrey M. Ellsworth Age 59, of North Canton, passed away Wednesday July 8, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Jeffrey was born April 10, 1956 in Massillon, OH to Edgar and Marian (Ristle) Ellsworth. He was a graduate of Hoover High School and Kent State University. Jeffrey was currently serving as pastor for Eden Church of the Brethren and also...
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Dorothy L. Applegarth

April 27, 1927 - July 5, 2015

Dorothy L. Applegarth Age 88, passed away Sunday July 5, 2015, which would have been her 69th wedding anniversary. She was born April 27, 1927 in Germano, OH, the youngest daughter of Roy and Lena Wilson. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky in 1968; her husband, Roy in 1986. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Robert) Wells; grandchildren, Mike (Ramona) Applegarth of Shippensburg,...
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Esta I. Wolford

October 19, 1934 - July 3, 2015

Esta I. Wolford Age 80, of East Sparta, passed away Friday July 3, 2015 in the Laurels of Canton. She was born October 19, 1934 in Charleston, WV to the late Adam and Nora Edna (Stalnaker) Lanham. Esta retired from The Timken Company after 30 years of service. She was a former member of Otterbein United Methodist Church. She was a member of St. George Romanian Orthodox Church, the former Canton...
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Franklin R. Haring

February 6, 1928 - July 2, 2015

Franklin R. Haring Age 87, of Canton, passed away Thursday July 2, 2015 in The Gardens of McGregor in Cleveland. He was born February 6, 1928 in Reading, PA to the late Walter and Anna (Sallade) Haring. Frank was retired from Ashland Oil after 40 years of service. Frank was a WWII Army veteran and a Korean War Navy veteran. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Canton Lodge #60 F...
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Ruth A. Stewart

November 5, 1937 - June 28, 2015

Ruth A. Stewart Age 77, of Canton died Sunday, June 28, 2015 in her home following an extended illness. Born November 5, 1937 in Canton, Ohio. She was retired from Timken Mercy Medical Center after 37 years of service. Ruth was a member of Canton Baptist Temple. Preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Anita Crissey; one son, William Ringler; one great grandson, Alex Michael Wasara; one brother,...
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Joseph H. Wallace

November 29, 1927 - June 22, 2015

Joseph H. Wallace Age 87, of East Sparta died Monday, June 22, 2015 in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. Born November 29, 1927 in Harrison City, Pennsylvania to the late Jacob and Bessie (Lauffer) Wallace. He was an East Sparta resident most of his life and a U.S. Army veteran. Joseph retired from the Timken Company in 1987 with 38 years of service. He was a member of Howenstine...
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Jack D. "Buddha Duell

March 19, 1947 - June 21, 2015

Jack D. "Butch" "Buddha" Duell Jr. Age 68, of East Canton, passed away Sunday June 21, 2015 in The Cleveland Clinic. Jack was born March 19, 1947 in Canton and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of First Christian Church, Canton. He retired from AWP and was formerly employed by the East Canton Water Department. Jack loved football, fishing, NASCAR and his...
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Sandra S. Maurer

January 6, 1943 - June 20, 2015

Sandra S. Maurer Age 72, of Massillon, passed away Saturday June 20, 2015 in University Hospital, Cleveland. She was born January 6, 1943 in Alliance, OH to the late Arthur and Margaret (Marshall) Wymer. Sandra was retired from Dueber Avenue United Methodist Church. She was a member of Remnant Church, Canton and Perry Grange. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first...
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Timothy L. Deremer

April 16, 1950 - June 20, 2015

Timothy L. Deremer Age 65, of Canton, passed away Saturday June 20, 2015 in The Cleveland Clinic. He was born April 16, 1950 in Canton and was a life resident of the Canton area. Tim was a 1968 graduate of Canton South High School. Tim enjoyed performing as "Tim the Magician" since he was 12 years of age; he traveled across the country performing magic and illusion shows and producing side shows....
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Robert L. Burns, Sr.

October 16, 1938 - June 20, 2015

Robert L. Burns Sr. Age 76, of Canton, passed away Saturday June 20, 2015 in his home. He was born October 16, 1938 in Steubenville, OH to the late John Wilbert and Laura (Tucker) Burns. Bob was a member of Bible Believers Baptist Church. He retired from Local #6 Brick Layers Union, Canton. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-father, Galen Edwards; one brother, John ...
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Mona M. Roush

October 27, 1922 - June 20, 2015

Mona M. Roush Age 92, of Canton died Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Brookdale Senior Living following a brief illness. Born October 27, 1922 in Alicia, Arkansas to the late Lloyd Sr. and Minnie (Fallis) Clark. She was a Canton resident since 1940. She along with her husband, Robert owned and operated Crossroads Supermarket in Magnolia retiring in 1980. Mona was a member of North Industry Christian...
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Evelyn J. Walker

July 19, 1935 - June 19, 2015

Evelyn J. Walker Age 79, passed away Friday June 19, 2015 in Aultman Compassionate Care. She was born July 19, 1935 in Osnaburg Township to the late Othur and Geneva (Williamson) Oberly. Evelyn was a life resident of East Canton, a 1953 graduate of East Canton High School and had attended Anderson College in Anderson, IN. She was formerly employed by the family owned and operated W.A. Walker and...
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Margaret L. Duncan

December 7, 1946 - June 16, 2015

Margaret Schreckengost Duncan founder and former owner of the Cake Lady Bakery passed away Tuesday June 16, 2015 in her home near Cadiz, OH. Margaret was an avid reader, but she also enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, fishing, camping and just being surrounded by nature. One of her greatest joys was seeing the smiles on the children's faces when they saw their birthday cakes. So to all of her...
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Ronald Glenn Long

November 10, 1938 - June 16, 2015

Ronald Glenn Long Age 76, of Canton died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Aultman Compassionate Care Center following an extended illness. Born November 10, 1938 in New Franklin, Ohio to the late Fred and Alice (Master) Long. He was a Canton resident most of his life. Ron was the owner/operator along with his sons of the former Long's Custom Spraying and Creative Garden Center. Preceded in death by one...
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Mary B. Stinchcomb

September 27, 1931 - June 14, 2015

Mary B. Stinchcomb Age 83, of Robertsville, passed away Sunday June 14, 2015 in Aultman Compassionate Care following a brief illness. She was born September 27, 1931 in Athens County, OH to the late Ira and Hazel (Rutter) McNutt. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by an infant son, Ronald Stinchcomb; four brothers and four sisters. Mary is survived by one daughter and son-in-law...
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Mary B. Stinchcomb

September 27, 1931 - June 14, 2015

Mary B. Stinchcomb Age 83, of Robertsville, passed away Sunday June 14, 2015 in Aultman Compassionate Care following a brief illness. She was born September 27, 1931 in Athens County, OH to the late Ira and Hazel (Rutter) McNutt. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by an infant son, Ronald Stinchcomb; four brothers and four sisters. Mary is survived by one daughter and son-in-law...
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Thomas M. Zinn

May 29, 1925 - June 13, 2015

Thomas M. Zinn Age 90, of Canton died Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Aultman Compassionate Care Center following an extended illness. Born May 29, 1925 in Tunnelton, West Virginia to the late Clarence and Maude Zinn. He was a Canton resident since 1953 and a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. Tom retired from Diebold. He was a member of North Industry United Methodist Church where he served as head usher and a...
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E. Katherine Clapper

October 8, 1931 - June 12, 2015

E. Katherine "Kate" Clapper Age 83, of Minerva, passed away Friday June 12, 2015. Kate was born October 8, 1931 in Malvern to the late Milton and Hazel (Patton) Baxter. She was a 1949 graduate of Malvern High School. Kate was a Minerva resident since 2000 prior to which she had resided in Robertsville. She was formerly employed as a Postmaster Relief for 12 years at the Robertsville Post office....
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Helen S. Walter

July 7, 1941 - June 10, 2015

Helen Stella Walter Helen Stella Walter was born July 7, 1941 to Mary and Amedeo DiTommaso. She was carried softly to heaven with the beauty and grace by which she lived on June 10, 2015 surrounded by her family following a brief illness. Raised with her Italian heritage by her large family of 10 aunts and uncles in Waynesburg, Ohio. Helen was a devoted Catholic who attended St. James Catholic...
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Daniel W. Davis

June 12, 1950 - June 7, 2015

Daniel W. Davis Age 64, of East Canton, passed away Sunday June 7, 2015 in Altercare of Alliance. We rejoice, knowing he is forever home with Jesus, our Savior whom he faithfully served! He was born June 12, 1950 in Massillon, OH to Joseph and Donna (Pope) Davis. Dan was formerly employed by Nickels Bakery for 16 years and a member of the Teamsters. He was a member of Louisville Christian...
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Marie D. Bigler

May 24, 1917 - June 6, 2015

Marie D. Bigler Age 98, of East Canton, passed away Saturday June 6, 2015 in her daughters home following a brief illness. She was born May 24, 1917 in Mapleton to the late Junius and Maude (Mottice) Barrick. Marie was a life resident of East Canton and a member of the former Broadway Neighbors Club. She was a member of Indian Run Christian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for...
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Maxine D. Jones

April 21, 1923 - June 4, 2015

Maxine D. Jones Age 92, of Canton, passed away Thursday June 4, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1923 in Canton to the late Frederick and Bessie (Schario) Martin. Maxine was a life resident of Canton and formerly employed by Hercules Engines during WWII. She was a member of St. Mary/St. Benedict Parish. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Orville D. Larkins

April 7, 1931 - June 2, 2015

Orville D. Larkins Age 84, of Canton died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in his home following a brief illness. Born April 7, 1931 in Reedsville, OH. to the late Harley and Ona (Torrence) Larkins. He was a Canton resident since 1951. Orville retired from the Timken Company Department #67 in 1993 with 42 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife, Avelee Larkins in 2012; one son, Larry Larkins; one...
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Genne Smith

April 29, 1932 - June 2, 2015

Genne Smith Age 83, of Canton died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in her home following an extended illness. Born April 29, 1932 in Garrison, WV. to the late Frank and Ollie (Lyons) Kernel. She was a Canton resident most of her life and a founding member of All Nations Tabernacle. Preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Nelson R. Smith in 1995; two daughters, Rachael and Diane Smith; three brothers and...
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Isaac Edwards

December 4, 1919 - June 1, 2015

Isaac Edwards Age 95, of Canton died Monday, June 1, 2015 in his home following an extended illness. Born December 4, 1919 in Hiawassee, Georgia to the late Jim and Lillie (Ramey) Edwards. He was a Canton resident since 1940 and retired from the Ford Motor Company in 1983 with 30 years of service. Isaac was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple. Preceded in death by his wife, Vera Edwards in 1990...
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James A. Belmonte

July 2, 1926 - May 27, 2015

James A. Belmonte Age 88, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday May 27, 2015 in St. Joseph Care Center. He was born July 2, 1926 in Kent, OH to the late Louis and Seraphina (Scipony) Belmonti. James was a Louisville resident since 1974 and was a graduate of Kent High School. James was a salesman for Lifetime Cookware and a WWII Navy veteran. He was a Boy Scout Leader, achieved the rank of Eagle...
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Mark Joseph Jaeb

January 26, 1960 - May 26, 2015

Mark Joseph "Jaeber" Jaeb Age 55, left this life on Tuesday May 26, 2015 surrounded by family. Mark was born on January 26, 1960 the first child of Donald and Betty Jaeb. Mark was a dreamer and deep thinker from his early days at St. Benedict Elementary until the end. He pondered life, the meaning of life and things most of us rarely think about. He is at peace. Mark graduated from East Canton...
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Frances E. Shearer

March 10, 1927 - May 24, 2015

Frances Ellen (McCaulley) Shearer Passed away Sunday May 24, 2015 following a brief illness. Frances was born March 10, 1927 in Porter, PA to the late Francis John and Ellen (Lettie) McCaulley. Her parents moved the family to East Canton when Frances was just one year old. She married Richard Shearer on October 16, 1945 and settled on the Shearer Farm just outside of Robertsville. Frances and...
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Karen L. Valentine

July 3, 1953 - May 16, 2015

Karen L. Valentine Age 61, of East Sparta died Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. Born July 3, 1953 in Dover, OH. to Don and Lucille (Irwin) Murphy. She was a 1971 graduate of Canton South High School and attended Malone College. She was a Canton South resident most of her life. Preceded in death by her father, Don Murphy. She is survived by her husband...
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Garnett L. Pappas

November 5, 1930 - May 12, 2015

Garnett L. Pappas Age 84, of Canton died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in her home. She was born November 5, 1930 and was a Canton resident most of her life. Garnett was retired from Hallmark Furniture Store after 33 years of service. Preceded in death by one son, Gregory Pappas. She is survived by one son, Gary Pappas of Canton; one daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Steve Neel of Canton; one grandson,...
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Richard L. Guinther, Sr.

July 24, 1939 - May 12, 2015

Richard L. "Butch" Guinther Sr. Age 75, of Canton died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in the Aultman Compassionate Care Center following an extended illness. Born July 24, 1939 in Canton, Ohio to the late Richard J. and Mary Alice (Strong) Guinther. He was a life resident of Canton. Butch retired from Precision Hard Chrome in 2001 and was formerly employed by the Canton Motor Speedway. Preceded in death...
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Ronald Lee Showalter

September 9, 1965 - May 11, 2015

Ronald Lee Showalter Age 49, of Roxboro, North Carolina died unexpectedly Monday, May 11, 2015. Born September 9, 1965 in Monaca, PA. to Richard and Irene (Brunner) Showalter. He was a Roxboro resident for the past 20 years having also resided in Monaca, PA. He was a graduate of Upper Iowa University. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Margaret Brunner, Robert and Serena Showalter...
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Helen Virginia Dickerson

December 7, 1921 - May 11, 2015

Helen Virginia Dickerson Age 93, formerly of Magnolia, passed away Monday May 11, 2015 in Hanover Healthcare. She was born December 7, 1921 in Old Washington, OH to the late Raymond and Martha (Cook) Hanna. In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Dickerson in 1992; three infant children; her brother, Bernard Hanna; special friend, Waldo "Sarge" Sarchett. She...
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Betty L. Peden

September 23, 1928 - May 10, 2015

Betty L. Peden Age 86, of Brewster died Sunday, May 10, 2015 in Brewster Parke following a brief illness. Born September 23, 1928 in Canton, Ohio to the late Harry and Virginia (Berry) Strobel. She was a Brewster resident for the past year and a half prior to which she was a resident of North Canton. Betty was a graduate of Canton Township High School. She retired from Gold Circle Department...
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Stephen Vitavec

August 26, 1960 - May 9, 2015

Stephen Vitavec Age 54, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly Saturday May 9, 2015 in Aultman Hospital. He was born August 26, 1960 in Canton to the late Edwin and Lucy (Amendola) Vitavec. Steve was a life resident of the Canton area and a 1978 graduate of Timken High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was awarded an American Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters. Steve was employed by...
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Ryan P. Johns

March 8, 1982 - May 9, 2015

Ryan P. Johns Age 33, of Canton, passed away Saturday May 9, 2015. He was born March 8, 1982 in Canton to Raymond P. and Janet S. (Smith) Johns. Ryan was a life resident of the Canton area and a U.S. Army veteran having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul Smith, Eugene and Margaret Johns; one uncle, Verner Johns. Ryan is survived by three children,...
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Mary Sue Hoiles

October 15, 1969 - May 7, 2015

Mary Sue Hoiles Age 45, of Canton, passed away Thursday May 7, 2015 in Aultman Hospital. She was born October 15, 1969 in Canton to the late William J. and Alma Sue (Peterson) Hoiles. Mary was a life resident of the Canton area and a 1992 graduate of Perry High School. She was formerly employed by Mary Ann Donuts. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Steve Hoiles...
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Joan F. Swan

February 28, 1928 - May 7, 2015

Joan F. Swan Age 87, of East Canton, passed away in her sleep after which her guardian angel escorted her to heaven on Thursday May 7, 2015. She was born February 28, 1928 in Canton to the late Harold and Marie (Ferry) Mark. She retired from the Timken Company in 1982 after 36 years of service. Joan was a very active member of the East Canton Church of God where she had taught Sunday school for...
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Carrol W. Marshall

June 11, 1935 - May 4, 2015

Carrol W. Marshall Age 79, of Minerva, passed away Monday May 4, 2015 in Alliance Community Hospital following a brief illness. He was born June 11, 1935 in Marr, OH to the late Winfield and Clara Blanche (Blair) Marshall. Carrol was a Minerva resident since 1979. He was a member of New Franklin United Methodist Church where he assisted with the pancake breakfasts. Carrol retired from Republic...
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Wilbur E. Hilbert

August 16, 1933 - May 4, 2015

Wilbur E. Hilbert Age 81, of Mineral City died Monday, May 4, 2015 in his home following a brief illness. Born August 16, 1933 in Rumley Township, Harrison County, Ohio to the late Nelson R. Sr. and Ella (Knisley) Hilbert. He was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran. Wilbur retired from the Timken Company with 39 years of service. He was a faithful member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Preceded in...
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Marlen M. Thompson

July 2, 1923 - May 2, 2015

Marlen M. Thompson Age 91, of Sandyville, Ohio died Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. Born July 2, 1923 in Marion County, WV. to the late George and Alma (Skinner) Winemiller. She was a Sandyville resident since 2003 and was formerly employed by Walmart, W.T. Grants and various other businesses. Marlen was a member of Northwest Church of Christ, TOPS #1128...
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Gladys J. Meiser

March 21, 1918 - April 20, 2015

Gladys J. Meiser Age 97, passed away Monday April 20, 2015 in Carroll Golden Age Retreat. She was born March 21, 1918 in Canton to the late Charles and Merle (Nordick) Sparks. Gladys had attended Canton Township High School and was a member of St. Mary's of Morges Catholic Church. She was formerly employed by Doctors Hospital for 8 years and Milk Maid Candy for 12 years. She is preceded in death...
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Charles G. Strader

October 4, 1928 - April 16, 2015

Charles G. Strader Age 86, of Richville died Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center. Born October 4, 1928 in Akron, Ohio to the late Oval and Katherine (Rinehart) Strader. He was a Richville resident for the past 50 years and was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. Charles was a retired automobile parts manager. He was a member of VFW Post #5047 Navarre. Preceded in death by his wife,...
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Lee L. Bell

September 1, 1933 - April 14, 2015

Lee L. Bell Age 81, of East Canton, passed away Tuesday April 14, 2015 in his home following a brief illness. He was born September 1, 1933 in Cheyenne, WY. Lee was a Korean War Army veteran and was awarded a Bronze Star for Valor and a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Korean War 2nd Infantry Division. Lee retired from Matlack Trucking after 28 years in the trucking industry. He is preceded...
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Judith R. Carpenter

October 13, 1940 - April 13, 2015

Judith R. Carpenter Age 74, passed away Monday April 13, 2015 in Country Lawn Nursing Home. She was born October 13, 1940 in Canton to the late Everett S. and Wilma (Hothem) Cable. Judith was a life resident of East Canton and a 1958 graduate of East Canton High School. She was formerly employed by Time Warner Cable for 31 years and was a member of Indian Run Christian Church. In addition to her...
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Donald A. Knorzer, Jr.

October 22, 1926 - April 12, 2015

Donald A. Knorzer Jr. Age 88, of Canton, passed away Sunday April 12, 2015 in Aultman Hospital. He was born October 22, 1926 in Canton to the late Donald A. Sr. and Ruth (Royer) Knorzer. Donald is survived by one son, Gary Knorzer (Mary Morris) of Canton; one daughter, Donna Marie Knorzer (Marty Higginbotham) of California; four grandchildren and one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews;...
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Lonzo Lough, Jr.

November 29, 1961 - April 10, 2015

Lonzo Lough Jr. Age 53, of Canton, passed away Friday April 10, 2015 in Affinity Medical Center. He was born November 29, 1961 in Baltimore, MD to Lonzo Sr. and Nellie (Davis) Lough. Lonzo was a Canton area resident for the past 18 years and member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses Southeast Congregation. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marian Lough in 2014; his father, Lonzo Lough Sr;...
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Timothy L. John, Sr.

March 28, 1948 - April 4, 2015

Timothy L. John Sr. Age 67, of East Canton, passed away Saturday April 4, 2015 in Acute Care Select Hospital. He was born March 28, 1948 in Canton to the late Rogell and Helen (Linerode) John. Timothy was a life resident of East Canton and a U.S. Army veteran. He was formerly employed by OD Miller and was a self-employed electrician. Timothy was a member of the American Legion in Louisville. In...
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James E. Reichard

August 22, 1927 - April 3, 2015

James E. Reichard Age 87, of Canton died Friday, April 3, 2015 unexpectedly in Aultman Hospital. Born August 22, 1927 in Canton, OH. to the late George and Mary Alice (Adley) Reichard. He was a life resident of Canton. James had served in the U.S. Navy and was also a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired in 1980 from Sugardale Provision where he was a truck driver with 32...
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J. B. Manning

April 22, 1925 - April 2, 2015

Rev. J B Manning Age 89 of Paris, OH passed away Thursday April 2, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1925 in Sparkman, AR to the late Bert and Linnie (Ritter) Manning. He was a WWII Army veteran. JB was a Baptist minister for more than 50 years having served churches in Arkansas, Indiana and Michigan. He was a graduate of Central Baptist College in Conway, AR and had served as...
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James R. Bennett

September 17, 1931 - April 2, 2015

James R. Bennett Age 83, of Canal Fulton died Thursday, April 2, 2015 in his home following an extended illness. Born September 17, 1931 in Canton, Ohio to the late Joseph and Mary (Habrun) Bennett. He was a Canal Fulton resident since 1966 and was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. James retired from JC Penney in 1996 after 16 years of service. He was formerly employed as a chemist with the Hoover...
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Mary Jane Moore

December 23, 1929 - March 31, 2015

Mary Jane Moore Age 85, of Canton, passed away Tuesday March 31, 2015 in Aultman Hospital. She was born December 23, 1929 in Sistersville, WV to the late Benjamin and Blanche (Clutter) Starkey. She was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple where she assisted with the bereavement dinners. She is preceded in death by her husband, Myron Moore; 10 brothers and sisters. Mary Jane is survived by one...
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Mary E. Miller

May 25, 1922 - March 31, 2015

Mary E. Miller Age 92, of Canton died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Altercare of Navarre. Born May 25, 1922 in Canton, OH. to the late Fred and Bessie (Welton) Stull. She was a life resident of Canton and a 1940 graduate of Canton Township High School. Mary retired from Canton Local Schools in 1982. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ where she was active in the Welcome In Class,...
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Samuel J. Sherrard

July 1, 1954 - March 31, 2015

Samuel J. Sherrard Age 60, of Canton died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. Born July 1, 1954 in Canton, Ohio to the late Robert and Martie (Bowser) Sherrard. He was a life resident of Canton and had attended Canton South High School. Samuel was retired from Carpenters Local #373 with 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Faye L....
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Mildred M. Ream

August 15, 1925 - March 29, 2015

Mildred M. "Midge" Ream Age 89 of Canton, passed away Sunday March 29, 2015 in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. She was born August 15, 1925 in Detroit, MI. Midge was a Canton Township resident for 67 years. She was a 70 year member of Mt. Zion Community Church where she was actively involved in all their events. She was retired from Jack's Kwick Shake and Brookside Country Club; she...
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Marlene J. Helms

April 23, 1942 - March 29, 2015

Marlene J. Helms Age 72, of East Canton, passed away Sunday March 29, 2015 in Aultman Compassionate Care following an extended illness. She was born April 23, 1942 in Torrington, CT to the late Emil and Shirley (Bannon) Sarri. Marlene was an East Canton resident since 1993 and a member of the Over Forty Touring Bike Club. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one daughter,...
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Sharon Diane Faux

October 9, 1957 - March 26, 2015

Sharon Diane Faux Age 57, of Navarre formerly of Canton passed away March 26th 2015 after a sudden illness. She was born October 9th 1957 in Barberton Ohio to the late Edgar and Barbara Faux. She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend. She enjoyed quality time with her friends, family and her dog, Maci. She is survived by her daughter Candy (Jason) Halstead of Strasburg, OH; brother...
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Gordon T. Belew

June 19, 1939 - March 25, 2015

Gordon T. Belew Age 75, of East Canton, passed away in his home Wednesday March 25, 2015 following an extended illness. He was born June 19, 1939 in East Canton to the late James Taylor and Viola Hattie (Werley) Belew. Gordon was a life resident of East Canton and retired from Sugardale Foods after 32 years of service. He was an Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by...
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Edward D. Thompson

January 30, 1956 - March 24, 2015

Edward D. Thompson Age 59, of Canton, passed away Tuesday March 24, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center. He was born January 30, 1956 in Canton to Paul D. and Wilma Lea (Lashley) Thompson. Edward was a 1975 graduate of East Canton High School and was employed by Allstate Insurance in Hudson, OH. He is preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Lea Thompson; step-father, Chapman Meredith; step-brother, Noel...
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Helen B. Valentine

September 12, 1930 - March 24, 2015

Helen B. Valentine Age 84, passed away peacefully Tuesday March 24, 2015 in her home. She was born September 12, 1930 in Cambridge, OH to the late Ralph and Thelma (Bell) Murphy. Helen was a Canton area resident since 1950 and a member of the Canton Baptist Temple. She was a member of the Senior Friends at Mercy Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Stanley A. Miller

November 14, 1927 - March 23, 2015

Stanley Arthur Miller Stanley Miller, loving son, husband and father, WWII Army Veteran, and founder of the Stanley Miller Construction Company, passed away on March 23, 2015, at the age of 87. He is survived by Eileen, his wife of 64 years, and six of their children; Joan (Robert) Rogoz, Sally Miller (Chip) Styer, David (Linda) Miller, Steven (Lucy) Miller, Terri (Thom) Krupar and Adam (Mary)...
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Ryan William Joiner

January 31, 1987 - March 22, 2015

Ryan William Joiner Age 28, passed away unexpectedly Sunday March 22, 2015. He was born January 31, 1987 in Canton to Jeffrey A. and Lori A. (Girt) Joiner. He is preceded in death by one cousin, Ricky Joiner. Ryan is survived by one daughter, McKenna Joiner; his mother and step-father, Lori A. Joiner and Thomas Breining; father, Jeffrey A. Joiner; one brother, Jeffrey Joiner II; one sister,...
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Vernon L. Stewart

May 22, 1928 - March 21, 2015

Vernon L. Stewart Age 86, of Canton, passed away Saturday March 21, 2015 in Hanover Health Care. He was born May 22, 1928 in Newcomerstown, OH to the late Clarence and Mae (Ritchey) Stewart. Vernon served during WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a Canton area resident most of his life. He retired from The Timken Company in 1990 after 40 years of service. Vernon was a faithful member of the...
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Vicki L. Rowley

September 4, 1962 - March 21, 2015

Vicki L. (Hubbard) Rowley Age 52, of Canton died Saturday, March 21, 2015 in her home following an extended illness. Born September 4, 1962 in Ft. Wayne, IN. and has been a Massillon/ Canton resident most of her life. Vicki was formerly employed as a registered nurse with Akron General Medical Center. She was a member of Legacy Hills Church. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Daron E....
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RaeAnn Heckaman

April 20, 1943 - March 21, 2015

RaeAnn Heckaman Age 71, of Kensington died Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. Born April 20, 1943 in Oakland, CA. to the late Richard and Virginia (Myrick) Miller. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, George E. Heckaman; one daughter, Wanda Heckaman; one son, Thomas Heckaman; three grandchildren, Mike, Amanda and TJ; four great grandchildren;...
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Bertha E. House

April 25, 1919 - March 21, 2015

Bertha E. House Age 95, of Canton died Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Altercare of Louisville following an extended illness. Born April 25, 1919 in Barnesville, Ohio to the late John and Cassandra (Kennedy) Bean. She was a Canton resident most of her life. Bertha was a member of the Canton South Church of the Nazarene and attended Little Country Church in Waynesburg. Preceded in death by her husband...
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John R. Postel

November 19, 1923 - March 20, 2015

John R. Postel Age 91, of Canton went home to be with his Heavenly Father following an extended illness. He was born November 19, 1923 in Cambridge, Ohio to the late Earl and Helen (Hammersley) Postel. John was a proud U.S. Marine and served in active duty during World War II. He was a loyal employee of the Timken Company retiring in 2014 with 68 years of service. He had attended the Canton...
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Odane V. Brittsan

October 25, 1914 - March 16, 2015

Odane V. Brittsan Age 100, of Navarre died Monday, March 16, 2015 in St. Luke Lutheran Community. Born October 25, 1914 in Canton, Ohio to the late Pearl and Vinnie (Gregory) Burnside. She was a life resident of the Canton/Navarre area and was a 1932 graduate of Canton McKinley High School. Odane was formerly employed by Knicker-Baucher Storage in Akron. Preceded in death by her husband, James W....
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Edith Marie Bowling

August 19, 1922 - March 13, 2015

Edith Marie Bowling Age 92, of East Sparta, passed away Friday March 13, 2015 in Aultman Compassionate Care. She was born August 19, 1922 in Henderson, WV to the late George and Garnett (Bechtle) Love. Edith Marie was an East Sparta resident since 1959 and was a member of Grace Fellowship Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie L. Bowling in 2002; two...
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Clark L. Rogers

April 1, 1934 - March 9, 2015

Clark L. Rogers Age 80, of Canton died Monday, March 9, 2015 in the Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia following an extended illness. Born April 1, 1934 in Cadiz, Ohio to the late Joseph C. and Nellie (Bargar) Rogers. He was a Canton resident since 1964 and was a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran. Clark was retired from the Carpenters Local Union #285. Preceded in death by one son, Mike...
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Carolyn A. Oyer

October 8, 1930 - March 6, 2015

Carolyn A. Oyer Age 84, of Canton died Friday, March 6, 2015 in her home following an extended illness. Born October 8, 1930 in Canton, Ohio to the late Merrell and Ada (Decker) Tressel. She was a life resident of Canton and a 1948 graduate of Canton McKinley High School. Carolyn was an active member of Mt Zion Community Church where she was involved with the choir and many other activities. She...
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Jana J. Jones

November 24, 1962 - March 3, 2015

Jana J. Jones Age 52, of East Canton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday March 3, 2015 in Aultman Hospital. She was born November 24, 1962 in Hill City, KS to Gene and Delores (Libhart) Hoyt. Jana was an East Canton resident for the past 34 years. She is preceded in death by her father, Gene Hoyt. Jana is survived by her husband, William R. Jones Sr. to whom she was married 30 years; one son and...
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Virginia A. Capper

May 6, 1937 - March 1, 2015

Virginia A. "Ginny" (Dobransky) Capper Age 77, of Malvern, received her promotion to heaven March 1, 2015 with her family by her side at Select Specialty Hospital. She was born May 6, 1937 to the late George and Viola (Johnson) Dobransky. Ginny was a Malvern resident for the past 8 years and was a 1956 graduate of East Canton High School. She was formerly employed by Olympic Plating. Ginny liked...
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Marilyn A. Whaley

September 15, 1932 - February 27, 2015

Marilyn A. Whaley Age 82, of Minerva, passed away Friday February 27, 2015 in Aultman Compassionate Care. She was born September 15, 1932 in Sugarcreek, OH to the late Hugo "Pete" and Pearl (Christner) Miller. Marilyn was a Canton area resident most of her life and retired from Aultman Hospital after 35 years of service as a registered nurse. She was a member of the Union Avenue United Methodist...
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Clark V. Barnard

November 9, 1957 - February 14, 2015

Clark V. Barnard Age 57, of Canton, passed away Saturday February 14, 2015 in Aultman Compassionate Care. He was born November 9, 1957 in Canton to John R. and Deloris M. (Harmon) Barnard. Clark was formerly employed by the Stark County Workshop for more than 30 years where he was their primary detail ceramic painter. Clark was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple and was a member of the...
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Rose Ann Wibberley

September 4, 1929 - February 10, 2015

Rose Ann (Markino) Wibberley Age 85, of East Sparta died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the Landings of Canton. She was born September 4, 1929 in Malvern, Ohio to the late James Sr. and Mary Markino. Rose was retired from Wilkof-Morris Steel Corporation with 42 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Wibberley in 1997. Rose treasured her family and she is survived by...
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Cinthia C. Haught

September 10, 1965 - February 6, 2015

Cinthia C. Haught Age 49, of Canton died Friday, February 6, 2015 in Astoria Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. Born September 10, 1965 in Port Angeles, WA. to the late Charles and Echo (Morton) Dreyer. She was a Canton resident since 1998 and had formerly been employed with Perfect Pets Grooming. Cinthia was a member of Central Baptist Church, Society for...
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Mary E. Seemann

March 12, 1930 - January 31, 2015

Mary E. Seemann Age 84, of Minerva, passed away Saturday January 31, 2015 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born March 12, 1930 in Mineral City, OH to the late John F. and Orpah (Birk) Seemann. Mary was a Minerva resident since 1963 and a member of Christ Memorial Church, Robertsville. She retired from the family operated dairy farm and was a devoted sports fan; she loved watching all the...
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Donald C. Stropki

April 29, 1942 - January 29, 2015

Donald C. Stropki Age 72, of Canton, passed away Thursday January 29, 2015 in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. He was born April 29, 1942 in Canton to the late Charles and Pauline (Yakubik) Stropki. Donald was a life resident of the Canton area and a 1960 graduate of Perry High School. He retired from The Timken Company in 1991 with more than 30 years of service and was formerly...
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Dortha V. Pritt

June 21, 1932 - January 26, 2015

Dortha V. Pritt Age 82, of Canton died Monday January 26, 2015 in Hennis Care Centre of Bolivar following an extended illness. Born June 21, 1932 in Tanner, West Virginia. She was a Canton resident since 1951. Dortha retired from Aultman Hospital in 1992. She was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple. Preceded in death by her mother, Opal Bee; grandparents, Harry and Mary Ann Robinson; her...
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Berneda Faye Morrison

January 16, 1935 - January 23, 2015

Berneda Faye Morrison Age 80, of Canton a special loving wife and mother died Friday, January 23, 2015 in her home following an extended illness. Born January 16, 1935 in Cremo, WV to the late Delbert and Bessie Cooper. Faye was a Canton resident most of her life. She retired from Aultman Hospital where she worked as a nurse for 23 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Morrison in...
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Clyde B. Brechbuhler

September 9, 1921 - January 23, 2015

Clyde B. Brechbuhler Age 93, of Canton, passed away Friday January 23, 2015. He was born September 9, 1921 in North Industry, OH to the late Fred E. and Elva M. (Stokes) Brechbuhler. Clyde was a 1939 graduate of Canton Township High School and proudly served during WWII in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator, navigator and gunner. He had also attended cadet training while in the military....
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Bonnie L. Stephen

February 8, 1938 - January 20, 2015

Bonnie L. Stephen Age 76, of East Canton died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Aultman Hospital. Born February 8, 1938 in Canton, Ohio to the late Loman and Viola (Myers) Miller. She was a life resident of Canton and a 1956 graduate of Jackson High School. Bonnie formerly volunteered with the Girl Scouts as a leader for 12 years and worked with little league baseball. Preceded in death by her husband...
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Donald P. Vliet

January 24, 1919 - January 18, 2015

Donald P. Vliet Age 95, of Canton passed away peacefully Sunday, January 18, 2015 at The Inn at University Village. Born January 24, 1919 in Canton, Ohio to the late Charles S. and Merretta C. (Yost) Vliet. He was a life resident of Canton and a 1937 graduate of Canton McKinley High School. He was drafted in 1941 to the U.S. Army during WWII and served with the 545th Engineer Topgraphic Company...
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Samuel Sankovich

February 25, 1934 - January 14, 2015

Samuel "Sam" Sankovich Age 80, of Canton, passed away Wednesday January 14, 2015. He was born February 25, 1934 in Cleveland, OH to the late Walter and Anna (Ondruko) Sankovich. Sam was a former member of North Industry Christian Church and retired from Canton Drop Forge after 47 years of service. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ella Nora (Fales) in 2010; three brothers, Michael, Nick and...
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James H. Green

June 2, 1934 - January 12, 2015

James H. Green Age 80, passed away from his earthly life to his eternal home on Monday January 12, 2015. He was born in Cooperdale, OH on June 2, 1934 to the late Clarence and Edna (King) Green. He lived his entire life in the Canton South area and was a 1952 graduate of Canton South High School. He was a graduate of Trine University (formerly Tri-State) in Angola, IN. Jim was a busy and hard...
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Cheryl L. McGuyrt

November 20, 1943 - January 10, 2015

Cheryl L. McGuyrt Age 71, of Canton died Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Aultman Compassionate Care Center following an extended illness. Born November 20, 1943 in Canton, OH. to the late Malloy and Arlene (Nave) McGuyrt. She was a life resident of Canton and a 1961 graduate of Canton South High School. Cheryl was retired from First Merit Bank. Preceded in death by one brother, Gary McGuyrt. She is...
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Cecil R. Bagueros

October 31, 1934 - January 2, 2015

Cecil R. Bagueros Age 80, of Canton died January 2, 2015 in the Canton Regency following an extended illness. Born October 31, 1934 in Canton, OH. to Cecil R. Sr. and Georgia (Petree) Bagueros. He was a life resident of Canton and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Cecil retired from PCC Airfoils Inc., Minerva with 37 years of service. He was a member of Waco Epworth United Methodist Church and a...
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Helen Louise Hayhurst

June 5, 1915 - January 2, 2015

Helen Louise Hayhurst Age 99, passed away Friday January 2, 2015 in Manor Care of Belden Village. She was born June 5, 1915 in Bingammon, WV to the late Robert and Lillie (Earnest) Higgins. Helen was a Canton resident since 1941 and retired from Aultman Hospital. Helen had attended the Canton Baptist Temple for many years and the family would like to extend a special thank you to Brenda Sweitzer...
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