Harry Liggett, 83, passed away peacefully on January 24, at the Hospice Care Center in Copley.
Harry was born in Dennison, Ohio on March 3, 1930, to the late Harry and Lillian Liggett, he had been an Akron area resident since 1965. He was a longtime and active parishioner at St. Paul Catholic Church in Akron, where he had previously served as president of the Parish Council and was the creator and editor the Parish Blog. He retired in 1995 after 30 years as the assistant news editor at the Akron Beacon Journal. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Harry enjoyed Genealogy and was an active member of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
Dad was a proud Eagle Scout and a faithful and devoted husband to his late wife Helen. He and Helen loved and adored their grandaughters, who became the center of their lives.
In addition to his parents; Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Helen in 2010; brother, Bill and sisters, Mazy and Betty. He is survived by his sons, Tom (Susan) Liggett of Akron and Bob Liggett of Copley; grandchildren, Erin and Anna Liggett.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staffs at the Copley Healthcare Center and the Hospice Care Center of VNS for their compassionate care.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Anthony Funeral Home KUCKO-ANTHONY-KERTESZ CHAPEL, 1990 S. Main St. in Akron. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Ralph Thomas on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church in Akron. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron. If one desires, the family suggests that donations be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 1580 Brown St., Akron, OH 44301.
(Anthony Funeral Homes, AKRON, 330.724.1281, anthonyfh.com)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 26, 2014