Pearl E. Narducci|
Pearl E. Narducci, age 90, died peacefully on February 5, 2014 at home.
Born the tenth child to Otis Edward and Evelyn Blanche Tanner at her family home on 38th Street in Erie, Pennsylvania, February 11, 1923, she was the surprise twin sister of Paul who survives. As a child, she belonged to Bethel Baptist Church where she met and fell in love forever with her future husband, Carl Philip Narducci. She graduated Academy High School and both she and Carl headed to Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, New York, graduating in 1943. They were married in Nevada, where Carl had accepted a call to pastor the First Baptist Church of Hawthorn. Upon returning east, they settled in Ohio with churches in Berea and Kenmore, before moving to the Portage Lakes area.
She and Carl were active in The Order of Eastern Star as Worthy Matron of Lakes Chapter and then an active member of Anna Dean Chapter O.E.S., Order of Rainbow Girls as Mother Advisor, Barberton Job's Daughters, numerous years with Coventry school district PTA groups, and camping groups from Tusco and Akron WBCCI. Pearl was medical assistant to Dr. Joseph Sonta for 28 years. She most recently was a member of the Community Church of Portage Lakes. She enjoyed Bible study, crocheting numerous baby blankets, gardening and canning, computer games and Facebook, and visits from family and friends.
She will be sadly missed by six daughters: Carolyn, with husband Frederick Delphia of Dover, Ohio; Sylvia Jewett of Uniontown, Ohio; Donna Narducci of Navarre, Fla.; Mary Lou Narducci of Atlanta, Ga.; Judy Narducci of Portage Lakes, Ohio; and Linda, with husband Robert Martin of Wadsworth, Ohio. She had 12 grandchildren, Dana, Carla, David, John, Lisa, Paul, Tom, Sarah, Ashley, Sharane, Dan and Chris; 33 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is dear and lifelong friend, Nettie Phillips of Akron. Pearl leaves her brother, Rev. Paul A. Tanner and wife, Jean's family of Anderson, Ind., and nephews and nieces in the Tanner, Narducci, and Ziroli families. In addition to her parents, Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Carl in May, 2000, as well as four brothers and three sisters.
Chaplain Marilyn Mihalic will lead a celebration of Pearl's life at 1 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Road, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Akron General Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333.
Her life verse was Psalm 37:5 "Commit thy way unto the Lord: trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass."
Funeral home map, directions, and the Narducci Family condolence book are available at www.bacherfuneralhome.com in memory of Pearl.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Feb. 6, 2014