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Merlin Harold Bertschi
Merlin Harold Bertschi, age 77, of Akron passed away unexpectedly on September 12, 2021. A lifelong resident of Akron, Merlin was born to the late Donald and Evelyn Bascom Bertschi. In addition to his parents, Merlin was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth and son, Charles... Read More
Newcomer Funeral Home - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Leonard Bloom
CUYAHOGA FALLS - Leonard "Pete" Bloom, 92, of Cuyahoga Falls passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on September 22, 2021. Leonard was born in Akron, the youngest of four children. He was a graduate of East High School where he played football. After graduation... Read More
Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Robert C. Bruce Sr.
STOW - Col. Robert C. Bruce, Sr., 82, died September 21, 2021. Born in Cleveland, he was a Stow resident since 1971 and a member of the VFW, Military Officers Assoc. and the First Cleveland Cavalry Assoc. Col. Bruce was also a recipient of the Legion of Merit Award. Preceded in death... Read More
Redmon Funeral Home Inc. - Stow
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Vincent Del Medico
Vincent J. Del Medico, 92, passed away September 24, 2021 after courageously battling through months of failing health due to pancreatic cancer. Vince spent these difficult but very special times surrounded by his bride of 69 years, Jackie, and their family. Through it all, Dad's... Read More
Hummel Funeral Homes - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Brian Mitchell Hice
Brian Mitchell Hice, age 80 of Akron, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on September 19, 2021. Brian was born on July 26, 1941 in Cumberland, Maryland to Charles and Edna (Uhl) Hice. He graduated from Mt. Savage High School. Brian served in the US Navy. He lived... Read More
Newcomer Funeral Home - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Lawrence F. Hiebel
Larry was born January 7, 1946 in Barberton, OH and passed away at his home on September 23, 2021, after another battle with his pulmonary problems. He resided in Florida for a while, and returned to Ohio several years ago. He was an avid dog lover and adopted several dogs from animal... Read More
Hummel Funeral Homes - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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James Patrick Hinman
James Patrick "Pat" Hinman, born March 11, 1950 entered into eternal rest September 21, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Christine; siblings, Julie Mikolajczyk (Bill), Michael Hinman (Kathy), Susan Bechemer (Mel deceased), Tim Hinman (Gayle); mother-in-law, LaVerne Mansour... Read More
Billow Fairlawn Chapel
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Brenda High Hummel
Brenda Leoma Hummel (Bolen), 74 years old, passed away on September 14, 2021. She was born in Akron, on January 11, 1947 where she graduated from East High School in 1965. In 1967 she became a dance instructor with the Arthur Murray Dance Studios where she taught for 4 years. On April... Read More
Hummel Funeral Homes - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sep. 19 to Sep. 26, 2021.
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Linda Kaye Kline
Linda Kaye Kline, age 76, passed away on September 21, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born in Akron, Ohio to Samuel and Helen (Werbecki) Messina. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 50 years, Paul Kline Jr.; and her brother, Samuel Messina. She... Read More
Hummel Funeral Homes - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Bryan E. "Mac" McCoy
CUYAHOGA FALLS - Bryan E. "Mac" McCoy, 86, passed away peacefully at home on September 21, 2021 in Medina. Bryan was born in Akron, Ohio on December 5, 1934, to Hall and Marion McCoy. He grew up in Kenmore and was a proud Kenmore Cardinal. He graduated in 1952 and served his country... Read More
Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Linda C. Murphy
) Linda C. Murphy, age 87, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Hospice Care Center. Born July 20, 1934 in Huntington, W. Va., she was the daughter of Carl and Helen (Young) Hoylman. Survivors include her son, Mike (Debbie); daughters, Patty (Greg) Felber and Tracy Tibbitts... Read More
Billow Fairlawn Chapel
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Mona Schaeffer
Mona Schaeffer passed away peacefully September 8, 2021. She was the loving wife of Roger for 53 years until his death in 1995. Mona loved music. She was a musician in every sense of the word - a talented trumpet player and often the only female in the dozens of groups she played... Read More
Redmon Funeral Home Inc. - Stow
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Clara Mae Schafer
Clara "Mae" Chapline Schafer, 91, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2021 at her home in Cuyahoga Falls. Born on November 28, 1929, in Sherrard, WV; cherished daughter of the late George and Clara Mae (Cook) Chapline of Wheeling, WV, Mae enjoyed spending time at home decorating... Read More
Billow Falls Chapel
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Harry J. Shullo
Dr. Harry Shullo, 89, passed away on September 19, 2021. He was born in Akron, the youngest son of the late Harry and Mary Shullo. Dr. Shullo lived in the Akron area all his life and currently resided in Silver Lake. Dr. Shullo lost his sight as a teenager, in an era where opportunities... Read More
Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Josephine Marie Vargo
) Josephine Marie Vargo, 59, of Kodiak, passed away unexpectedly August 25, 2021 in the familiar surroundings of her home. The birds were singing in the sunshine on the deck to welcome her home. Jo was born in 1962 to Leonard and Jane Massoli in Akron, Ohio. She was one of seven children... Read More
Newcomer Funeral Home - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Lauren Whited
Lauren Whited, 65, of Akron passed away on Sept.18, 2021. Interment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Memorial services will follow at the Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home (811 Grant St.) at 3:00 p.m. For additional information or to leave... Read More
Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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Matthew Allen Wilkinson
Matthew A. Wilkinson, 49, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2021. He graduated from Stow High School in 1990 and later earned an Associate degree in computer science. He recently began a career with Pilot Plastics, having formerly worked at Certasite. He is survived... Read More
Newcomer Funeral Home - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Horace Ross Baker Jr.
Horace Ross Baker, Jr., a resident of the Wake Robin Continuing Care Community in Shelburne, VT, died Monday morning, September 13, 2021, as the result of respiratory failure from coronavirus pneumonia. He was 97. We will miss his intrepid spirit, his love for adventure, his sterling... Read More
Stephen C. Gregory and Son Cremation Service
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
James Richard Baltes
James Richard Baltes, 67, passed away September 17, 2021. Born in Akron, James had lived in the Mogadore area for most of his life. Jim loved riding his Harley. He was a big fan of The Grateful Dead and Joe Walsh. He was an excellent audio engineer and loved his work and the people... Read More
Donovan Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Teri Ann Barclay
) Teri Ann Barclay (Trukovich), 64, of Canal Fulton, passed away on Monday, September 13th, 2021 at Barberton Hospital following a long battle with cancer. Teri was born in Akron and lived in the Akron area most of her life with the exception of a few years where she and her husband... Read More
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
John Robert Bennett
John Robert (Bob) Bennett, 85, passed away September 22, 2021. Bob is survived by wife of 66 years, Janice Bennett; daughters, LaDonna (Terry) Richardson, Pamela (John) Thayer and son, Donald Edward Bennett, also survived by six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great... Read More
Adams Mason Funeral Home - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Gilbert J. Bozzelli (Gib)
) Gilbert J. Bozzelli (Gib), 90, went home to be with the Lord and his wife, Mimi, on September 19, 2021. He was born to Michael and Mabel Bozzelli. Gib was a proud United States Air Force veteran who served with the Twentieth Air Force on Okinawa during the Korean War. He was a lifelong... Read More
Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Kevin S. Carter Sr.
Kevin S. Carter Sr. Kevin S. Carter Sr. departed this life suddenly on September 14, 2021. He was born December 14, 1964, in Akron, Ohio, where he attended Akron Public Schools. He was a lifelong resident of the community. Kevin was loved and adored by many and will be missed. His... Read More
Sommerville Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Kenneth R. Coleman
Kenneth "Ken" R. Coleman, age 68, passed away September 22, 2021. He was born on October 29, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Harry and Carmen Coleman. Ken was a lover of music and movies. He could recall dates, titles, artists, and songs from the 40's through the 80's; a true... Read More
Cox Funeral Home - Wadsworth
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Elizabeth Collier
Elizabeth Collier passed away on September 19, 2021. Service will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307. Interment at Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 9:30 a... Read More
Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Janet Marie Day
Janet Marie Day, 60, of Uniontown, passed away September 23, 2021 following a lengthy illness. She was born October 20, 1960 in Akron, the daughter of David and Mary Day (Knox). She remained in the Akron area her entire life, mostly in Uniontown where she attended Uniontown Elementary... Read More
Adams Mason Funeral Home - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Mildred Mae Dekany
) Milly Dekany, 95, of Akron, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2021, in the arms of her loving family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Milly loved music and dancing. She will be deeply missed by her family and all those who knew her. She was... Read More
Anthony Funeral Homes & Crematory, Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Michael A. Drake
February 12th, 1960 - September 16th, 2021 Michael A. Drake, 61, of Akron passed away September 16, 2021. He was born February 12, 1960 in Akron, the son of Opal Burress-White and Jack Drake. He married his wife Cindy and together shared 43 years of marriage. Michael was a hard working... Read More
Adams Mason Funeral Home - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Armanda Edgerson
Armanda Edgerson passed away on September 18, 2021. Service will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307. Interment at Mt. Peace cementary. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 11:00 a... Read More
Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Donna M. Evans
) Donna M. Evans, 71, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Donna is survived by her husband of 36 years, James Evans; sister, Doreen Glasgow (James); nephews: James and Scott Glasgow; and many other family members. Donna was born in Akron to the late America Almer and Florence... Read More
Anthony Funeral Homes & Crematory, Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Thomas J. Fairchild
Thomas J. Fairchild passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Tom attended Ohio State and Baldwin Wallace. He worked at General Motors for 40 years as an engineer and tool & die maker. He worked more than 25 years as a manufacturer's rep. for machine companies in Northeast... Read More
Rose Hill Funeral Home & Burial Park - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Nancy C. Farrell
Nancy C. Farrell died peacefully in her home at Laurel Lake in Hudson, Ohio on September 16, 2021. She was 88 years old. She was born in Berea, Ohio, the state where she spent the majority of her childhood and adulthood. She attended John Marshal High School, '52, where she was the... Read More
Johnson-Romito Funeral Homes - Hudson
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Veronica K. Friedt
Veronica K. Friedt, 96, passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, September 23, 2021, in Doylestown, after a long illness. Veronica, or "Vernie," as she was known, was born June 13, 1925, in Doylestown, to the late Steve and Mary Slota, immigrants from what is known today... Read More
Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home Inc.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Kathryn L. Heppert
BARBERTON - Kathryn L. Heppert, age 74, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on September 21, 2021. Born on July 4, 1947 in Doylestown, OH to the late Billie D. and Helen (Hummel) Williams, she was a resident of Barberton since 2017, previously a life-long resident of Doylestown... Read More
Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home - Doylestown
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Dorothy Kalstrom
Dorothy Kalstrom passed away September 22, 2021. She was 100 years old. She most recently resided at The Village of St. Edward in Fairlawn. Dorothy had been a long time member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She was a member of the Italian Center, and spent many years volunteering with... Read More
Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sep. 25 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Theodore Kepenash
Theodore (Ted) Kepenash, 91, died Thursday, September 23, 2021 at his home. Ted was born in Akron on September 11, 1930. He graduated from Kenmore High School in 1948. Soon after, he joined the Marine Corp, where he served his country for 4 years. In 1950 - 1951, Ted saw service in... Read More
Anthony Funeral Homes & Crematory, Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Lori Kossick
Lori Ann Kossick passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021, after a sudden illness brought on by complications from cancer. Born in 1963 to Leah Audrey Scott and James Shorie in New York, she lived in Akron most of her life. She graduated from Firestone High School, and later in life... Read More
Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sep. 25 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Eric J. Kulton
Eric J. Kulton, age 43, passed away September 23, 2021. He was born on December 21, 1977 in Phoenix, AZ and was a graduate of Coventry High School and the University of Akron. Eric enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, and animals. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and loved baseball... Read More
Cox Funeral Home - Wadsworth
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
George S. Lenos
George Lenos died on September 23rd, 2021 at Bethany Nursing Home at 84. George was born in 1936 in the village of Mesopotamia in Greece. The Trisagion service will be held at Rossi Family Funeral Home on September 29th at 5 p.m.; calling hours to follow until 8 p.m. A funeral service... Read More
Rossi Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Autry Sinclair Lewis
Autry Sinclair Lewis left his earthly home for his eternal home with his Lord and Savior on September 11, 2021. He dealt with health issues for many years and is now free of pain. He was born on August 28, 1938 in Indianapolis, IN and moved to Akron as a child, living in Firestone... Read More
Rose Hill Funeral Home & Burial Park - Akron
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Roger T. Martin
An extraordinary husband, father, grandfather and friend, Roger now walks with his Lord and Savior. He passed peacefully on September 15, surrounded by his family. He leaves to mourn his passing; wife, Judy; daughters, Kelley Rentfrow (Greg), Tracey (Donald Moore), and Cari; sons... Read More
Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Judy Mickunas
We lost a dear relative and friend on September 18, 2021 after fighting an arduous battle against the cancer that prematurely took her life. Judy Mickunas was a gregarious and adventurous woman who loved to spend time and travel with her family and numerous friends. Judy was born... Read More
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Bill Miller
Bill (Sonny) Miller, 87, of Quaker City, Ohio, formerly of Stow, Ohio passed away September 15th, 2021 at Country View Assisted Living Center. He was born November 7th, 1933, in Spencer, W. Va. to Cecil and Lennie (Starcher) Miller. He married Sandra Rowles August 1954 and was married... Read More
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Arthur Lee Moyer Jr.
. Arthur Lee Moyer Jr., age 79, of North Canton, passed away at The Pines Healthcare Center on January 26, 2021. Art was born to the late Arthur Moyer, Sr. and Helen (Garnek) Moyer in Pennsylvania on October 4, 1941. In addition to his parents, Art was predeceased by his sister, Carolyn... Read More
Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Michael Alan Ostervich
Michael Alan Ostervich, born November 21, 1944 in Akron, passed away on September 18, 2021. Mike was a 1962 graduate of Kenmore High School. He graduated from the University of Akron and later studied at both Exeter and Oxford Universities in England. Mike worked for a time for the... Read More
Anthony Funeral Homes & Crematory, Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Jadvyga Palunas
Jadvyga Palunas, 91, passed away on September 22, 2021. Jadvyga was born in Kaunas, Lithuania on September 15, 1930 and came to the United States in 1952. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Cuyahoga Falls. Jadvyga was preceded in death by her husband,... Read More
Anthony Funeral Homes & Crematory, Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Garrett Patrick Pierson
Garrett Patrick Pierson passed away September 5, 2021. He was born May 28, 1959 in Akron, OH to the union of Alex Pierson Jr. and Ida Neal Pierson (Jackson). He was a graduate of East High School and served in the US Army. He was also a graduate of Akron Machining Institute and ITT... Read More
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
Robert "Bob" Pohelia Sr.
Born in Pittsburgh on September 14, 1940, Bob passed away on September 23, 2021. Quick to a smile, Bob grew up in Greenock, PA where as a young boy he enjoyed meeting the train for doughnuts, working his paper route to help provide for his Mum and playing baseball in the local league... Read More
Donovan Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sep. 25 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Picken Ramsey Jr.
Picken Ramsey, Jr. (Butch), 58, was born on April 9, 1963 and went on to his heavenly home on September 18, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Wilkinson Funeral Home, 1158 S. Arlington St., Akron, OH 44306. Calling hours will be at 2... Read More
Wilkinson Funeral Home
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
George Andrew Ransdell
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of George Andrew Ransdell on September 9, 2021. George, 85, was born in 1936 to Marvin and Verna Ransdell in Akron Ohio. George was preceded in death by his son, George David and two sisters, Dorothy VanKirk (Robert), and Geraldine... Read More
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sep. 26, 2021.
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