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Francis D. Reeves

FRANKLIN TWP. -- Frank Reeves, 85, passed away peacefully on February 10, at the St. Luke Lutheran Community in Franklin Twp.

Born in Akron on March 21, 1927 to the late Frank and Lena Reeves, Frank had been a lifetime area resident. He was a graduate of Hower High School and served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from the Akron Beacon Journal in 1987 with 30 years of service. Frank was a member of St. Francis deSales Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer and vegetable gardener, who loved to share his harvest with others.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Jean; siblings, Albert, Tom, Charles, Mary, and Edward. He is survived by his children, Linda (John) Moore, Michael Reeves, and David (Allison) Reeves; former daughter-in-law, Tammie; and grandchildren, J.R. and McKinzie; as well as great-grandchildren. Frank also leaves behind his close friend, Sue Grogan and his walking buddy, Leonard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church on Manchester Rd. A private inurnment of ashes will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44131 (Anthony, AKRON, 330.724.1281, anthonyfh.com)


Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Feb. 11, 2013
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