Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

We strive to provide a wide range of memorialization opportunities by helping you to create the necessary rituals and ceremonies that you need. We are continually working to keep the needs and desires of our families as our goal. We strive to never answer to a family's request with "We don't do that here." Our aim is to assist families in planning a service that speaks to the life that has been lived; no matter if that includes motorcycles, "Brink's" trucks or High Tea.

Our Obituaries

Margaret Coletta Laskos

December 25, 1929 - February 8, 2016

Margaret Coletta Laskos, 86, of Rootstown, died Monday, February 8, 2016 at Altercare of Brimfield. She was born December 25, 1929 in Rootstown, to George and Mary (Hostler) Luli. She was a member of St. Peter of the Fields. She is survived by son, Frank Laskos of Missoula, MT; daughters, Becky Simmons of Rootstown, Coletta (Jerry) Varner of Delaware and Jayne (Ron) Vargo of Barberton;...
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Olive "Polly" Wagner

October 29, 1923 - February 7, 2016

Olive L. "Polly" Wagner, 92, of Kent, died Sunday, February 7, 2016 at her home. She was born October 29, 1923 in Cleveland to Percival and Ada (Whittington) Luton. She was a veteran of the Women's Army Corps during World War II. She will be remembered for her love of animals, reading and doing puzzles. She was known for her strength and positive attitude; and for her love of family. She...
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Gloria Jean Lederle

December 12, 1928 - February 3, 2016

Gloria Jean Lederle, 87, of Ravenna and formerly of Freedom, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Medina. She was born December 12, 1928 in Portage County, to Elmo and May Bell (Wise) Jacoby. Gloria's first love was her family, followed closely by her love of music. She enjoyed camping, cooking, classic films, and Frank Sinatra. She is survived by her children, Deborah (Clyde) Gesaman...
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Betty S. Lang

November 5, 1921 - January 31, 2016

Betty S. Lang, 94, of Kent, died Sunday, January 31, 2016. She was born November 5, 1921 in Suffield to Justin and Edith (Hughes) Shardine. She graduated in 1939 as valedictorian from Suffield High School and she graduated from KSU in 1943. She taught English at Randolph High School. She married Walter Lang in Washington DC on June 14, 1945. She managed a busy family of five children and...
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Rollo K. dela Fuente

October 5, 1933 - January 27, 2016

Rollo K. dela Fuente, 82, of Brimfield, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center. He was born October 5, 1933 in Mountain Province, Philippines to Florentino and Nieves (Casumpang) dela Fuente. He earned his undergraduate degree in agriculture at the University of the Philippines. He then obtained his graduate degrees at the University of Hawaii and completed...
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Lola Katherine Fertig

August 29, 1923 - January 26, 2016

Lola Katherine Fertig, 92, formerly of Ravenna, passed away January 26, 2016, at the Altercare of Brimfield. Katherine was born August 29, 1923, in Ravenna, and was the daughter of the late William and Buelah (Slusser) Viall. Katherine had a passion for many things. Her love of family would be at the top of the list, followed by The Ohio State Buckeyes. She rarely missed a game and her...
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John Perkowski

December 27, 1920 - January 26, 2016

John Perkowski, 95, of Kent, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 27, 1920, to Peter and Emelia (Kaliszewski) Perkowski. He was a proud World War II Army veteran, serving in the 202nd Combat Engineer Battalion, B Company. He retired after 43 years with Gougler Machine Company in Kent. John was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Church, and enjoyed serving as an...
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Virginia Louise Walburn

November 15, 1924 - January 25, 2016

God took Virginia Louise Walburn, 91, home Monday, January 25, 2016 at Stow Glen Retirement Center. She was born November 15, 1924 in Kansas City, MO to Paul A. and Nellie R. (Clark) Poock. She was Past President of the Ravenna Sorosis, former 4-H leader and held local and state offices with the Holiday Rambler Travel Trailer Club. She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Walburn, whom...
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Raymond Melchiori, Jr.

May 5, 1932 - January 21, 2016

Raymond Melchiori Jr., 83, of Kent, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at his home. He was born May 5, 1932 in Connorsville, PA to Rameggio and Antoinette (Bailoni) Melchiori. He was a veteran of the Coast Guard during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, Kent Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Captain Brady VFW Post 3703 in Kent . Ray loved to spend time with his...
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Emma E. Randall

March 9, 1920 - January 20, 2016

Emma Elizabeth Randall passed away on January 20, 2016. She was 95 years old. She was born on March 9, 1920 to John and Katherine Fisher of Kent. Emma met and married Clarence Randall, the love of her life, while both of them were working at Loeblein's Furniture Manufacturing in Kent. They were married for 62 years. She is survived by four children, Jon (Patricia) Randall, Nancy...
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Kenneth R. Madison

September 5, 1926 - January 19, 2016

Loving Father, Devoted Grandpa, Loyal Best Friend, WWII Veteran, and Charismatic Human Being Kenneth R. Madison, 89, of Los Angeles, California and Ravenna Township, Ohio died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Summa Akron City Hospital after an exhaustive but short battle with lung cancer that rapidly spread to his liver. Kenneth, "Skip" to those who knew him best, born September 5, 1926 in...
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Heidi Bonnett Caldwell

September 18, 1962 - January 18, 2016

Heidi Bonnett Caldwell, 53, of Kent, died Monday, January 18, 2016 at her home. She was born September 18, 1962 in Folkston, GA to James Ernest and Althea Lucille (Bonnett) Albrecht. Heidi loved Golden Retrievers and was a member of GRIN (Golden Retriever in Need). She loved the unknown which always led to an adventure. She was a worldly and creative person that loved to learn new skills. ...
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William M. Sorboro

January 1, 1924 - January 17, 2016

William M. Sorboro, 92, of Rootstown, died Sunday, January 17, 2016. He was born January 1, 1924 in Ravenna to Dominic and Carmella (Farina) Sorboro. He was a veteran of the U.S Army Air Corps during World War II. He owned and operated The Jewel Box in downtown Kent and then moved to the University Plaza. He is survived by son, William (Kim) Sorboro of Cuyahoga Falls; daughters, Lynn ...
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Robert Thomas

December 13, 1928 - January 14, 2016

Robert Thomas, 87, of Streetsboro, died Thursday, January 14, 2016 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. He was born December 13, 1928 in Blue Island, IL to Owen Theodore and Dorothy Irene (Boyle) Thomas. He retired from Morse Controls in Hudson and then retired from Felstead Mfg. in Killbuck. He was a member of the Kent American Legion. He is survived by son, William (Karen) Thomas of...
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Edward M. Clark

December 23, 1930 - January 10, 2016

Edward M. Clark, 85, formerly of Kent, died Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Willoughby. He was born December 23, 1930 in East Liverpool to Kenneth and Winifred (Miskal) Clark. He was a veteran of the Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the University Parish Newman Center. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He is survived by son, Thomas Clark of...
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Dennis P. McDonough

September 4, 1957 - January 8, 2016

Dennis P. McDonough, 58, of University Heights, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital. Born September 4, 1957 in Solon, to Charles and Germaine (Niesen) McDonough, Dennis was a graduate of the Kent State University School of Architecture and Design and worked as an architect for 35 years. Passionate about the preservation of historical buildings, he was one of the...
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John Theodore Stopera

October 17, 1926 - January 6, 2016

John Theodore Stopera, 89, of Brimfield, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls. He was born October 17, 1926 in Pontiac, MI. He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron. He is survived by sons, Ted Stopera of Brimfield and John Stopera of Suffield; daughters, Shellee Stopera of San Jose, CA and Donna (Bill) Adler of Brimfield;...
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Jack R. Nuber

November 19, 1934 - January 5, 2016

Jack R. Nuber, 81, of Streetsboro, died Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at his home. He was born November 19, 1934 in Barberton to John and Doris (Trent) Nuber. Jack was a retired long distance truck driver for 40 years. He attended the Streetsboro United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post #685 and Cuyahoga Falls Moose Club. He is survived by his wife, Claire Elaine ...
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Kathy Harris Jarvis

October 20, 1951 - January 3, 2016

Kathy Harris Jarvis, 64, of Kent, died Sunday, January 3, 2016 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. She was born October 20, 1951 in Ravenna. She was a 25 year employee of the Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Company #50 in Stow. She is survived by her daughter, Genna (Robert) Monk of Strawberry Plains, TN; grandchildren, Becca Greene of Kent and Kellie Greene of Kent; brother, Dan Harris of...
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Steven R. Timbrook

November 2, 1950 - December 26, 2015

Steven R. Timbrook, of Kent, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015, at the Cleveland Clinic after an extended illness. He was born November 2, 1950, in Toledo, Ohio, to William and Jane (Tunks) Timbrook. He was a veteran of the Army during the Vietnam Era, where he specialized as an artist at the Pentagon. After serving in the Army, Steve received his bachelor's degree from Denison...
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Charles A. Barholt

October 13, 1943 - December 26, 2015

Charles A. Barholt, 72, of Kent, died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at UH Portage Medical Center. He was born October 13, 1943 in Garrettsville, to Charles E. and Helen A. (Gardener) Barholt. He was a veteran of the Navy during the Vietnam War. Charles worked for Polson Rubber Company in Garrettsville for 13 years and was active in the Rubber Workers Union. He then worked for Western-Southern...
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Mary Catherine Taylor

May 31, 1927 - December 20, 2015

Mary Catherine Taylor, 88, of Kent, died Sunday, December 20, 2015 following a sudden illness. She was born May 31, 1927 in Ravenna to Joseph W. and Catherine (Hostler) Habraken. She was a life member of St. Patrick Church where she served as a Eucharistic minister. She was active in the Young of Heart at Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna and the Red Hat Society. She retired from...
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Dexter Reed Wiland

April 2, 1951 - December 20, 2015

Dexter Reed Wiland, 64, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away on Sunday, December 20th. He was born April 2, 1951 in Ravenna to Richard C. and Frances (Reed) Wiland. Dexter was 4th generation in the family insurance business, which he merged into Dawson Companies in 1993 to become part of a bigger entity. Dexter had a larger than life personality, and he always knew how to make people feel...
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Paula J. Price

June 3, 1948 - December 18, 2015

Paula J. Price, 67, of Tallmadge, died Friday, December 18, 2015 at Akron General Hospital. She was born June 3, 1948 in Suffolk, VA to Paul Arthur and Ina Claire (Blakely) Johnson. Paula retired in 2012 as a systems analyst for Davey Tree Expert Company in Kent. She was a member of the Stow Garden Club and the Stow Sunshiners. She was also a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Kent and...
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William I. Beliveau

August 29, 1939 - December 17, 2015

William I. Beliveau passed away on December 17, 2015 at Kent Healthcare Center following a battle with cancer. Bill was 76. He was born August 29, 1939 in Northampton, Mass and lived his growing up years in the towns and cities of the general Boston area. He graduated from Easthampton H.S. in 1958. In 1962, Bill enlisted into the US Army and served four years, was a paratrooper, completing...
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Theresa L. Tassone

August 28, 1929 - December 12, 2015

Theresa L. Tassone, 86, of Stow passed Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Stow Glen Retirement Center surrounded by her family. She was born August 28, 1929 in Cleveland to James and Esther (Szilagyi) Kuzma. She enjoyed bowling and traveling with her husband. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Tassone, whom she married on August 9, 1958; son, Joe (Melinda) Tassone of Joelton, TN; daughter,...
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Mary Joan Luthy Cowan

December 29, 1926 - December 12, 2015

Mary Joan Luthy Cowan, 88, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 in her sleep at Twin Lakes Healthcare Center. She was born on December 29, 1926 in Portage County, OH to the late Eugene and Grace Frinkley Luthy and was the wife to the late Donald Thomas Cowan who died in 2011. Joan was a former Art Teacher and a homemaker. She was a member of Front Street United Methodist Church. ...
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Bearington Spitz Peterhansen

July 6, 1964 - December 10, 2015

Bearington "Spitz" Peterhansen Born July 6, 1964 Judi lost her beloved spouse, friend, and love of her life. We lost our baby brother. We have cried our tears for a very long time as we watched him struggle with his illness. It is on December 10, 2015 he left us to be with his father and mother once again. Spitz is survived by his wife, Judi of Kent/Brimfield; his 2 four legged kids Otis...
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Siegfried "Fritz" Schweda

February 28, 1933 - December 9, 2015

Siegfried "Fritz" Schweda, 82, of Suffield, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Fritz was born in Poland and lived there until the Russians invaded his homeland during WWII. He and his family fled to Germany as refugees. Fritz came to the U.S. from Germany in 1952, where he served 2 years in the Army, becoming a private first class. Upon his return to the Akron area, he...
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Mary Louise Wunderle

May 27, 1924 - December 9, 2015

Mary Louise Wunderle (nee Smith), passed away at the age of 91 on Dec 9, 2015. Mary Lou was born May 27, 1924 in Galion, Ohio. The family moved to Akron in 1926. She attended Hotchkiss Grade School and graduated from East High School in 1942. She worked as a secretary in the Engineering Department at Goodyear Aircraft during WW II, and later at Goodrich and Harwick Chemical Company. She...
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Samuel R. Snellenberger

November 16, 1948 - December 8, 2015

In memory of Samuel R Snellenberger. Sam passed too quickly on December 8th 2015 following a short battle with cancer at the age of 67. He was born November 16th 1948 in Barberton. Sam was the son of the late Roland and Alyce (Rezak) Snellenberger. He was a graduate of Kent State University. Sam is survived by his wife of 44 years, Michaeline G. (Beatty) Snellenberger; and five sons,...
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Doris E. Klein

April 6, 1923 - December 8, 2015

Doris E. Klein, 92, of Stow, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015. She was born April 6, 1923 in Cleveland, to Leroy H. and Cora V. (Gray) Gens. She was a member of St. John Nottingham Lutheran Church, the Dorcas Society and PTO. Doris also volunteered for Meals on Wheels in Southington. She is survived by sons, William (Susan) Klein of Shaker Heights and Kenneth (Bobbi) Klein of New Bern, NC...
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Jane Marie Rowe

January 31, 1947 - December 6, 2015

Jane Marie Rowe, 68, of Streetsboro, died Sunday, December 6, 2015 at home with her sister by her side. She was born January 31, 1947 in Ravenna, to Darrell and Carol (Rundquist) Cowan. Jane was a Spanish teacher in Garrettsville, Maple Heights and Nordonia. Jane attended the Streetsboro United Methodist Church, loved to travel and enjoyed touring Mexico. During the summers, she enjoyed...
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Robert W. Stanton

May 21, 1919 - December 5, 2015

Robert W. Stanton passed away peacefully on December 5th, 2015 at the Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, Ohio. Born in North Kingsville, Ohio on May 21, 1919 to Dean and Rose Elizabeth (Bugby) Stanton, he was raised on the family farm. He attended Houghton College and began his career as a teacher. Joining the Army Air Corps he served our country in WWII in the China Burma India...
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Verna M. Flogge

March 29, 1917 - December 5, 2015

Verna M. Flogge, age 98 of Stow, Ohio, passed away Saturday, December 5th. She was born in Ravenna, Ohio, on March 29, 1917, to Galliano and Susie (Senerchia) Trocchio. Verna was a devoted homemaker and loving mother, who enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Church and the Infant of Prague Guild. She is survived by her son, Joseph A. Flogge of...
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Charlotte Elaine Brinkerhoff

June 17, 1948 - November 29, 2015

Charlotte Elaine Brinkerhoff, 67, of Kent, died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Her Home. She was born June 17, 1948 in Cleveland, to Orrin and Virginia (Moore) Decker. Charlotte retired from Carter Lumber, where she worked in advertising. After retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family especially the grandchildren. Charlotte liked to bowl and traveled to Australia for her dream...
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Kelly Daniel Osborne

April 13, 1949 - November 26, 2015

Kelly Daniel Osborne, 66, of Kent, died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Bath Creek Estates in Cuyahoga Falls. He was born April 16, 1949 in Barnesville to Douglas D. and Nancy Jane (Kennedy) Osborne Sr. Kelly, frequently referred to as, "KO", was a simple man who had an affinity for cold beer, good food, drag races and Seinfeld. Often selflessly willing to help others he never asked for help...
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Kevin Dean Bender

August 26, 1975 - November 26, 2015

Kevin Dean Bender, 40, of Tallmadge, died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at his home. He was born August 26, 1975 in Mansfield to James F. and Mary E. (Conley) Bender. Kevin was an amazing husband and father and loved his children above anything else. Before he became sick he enjoyed the great outdoors and you could find him fishing or hunting and he always said he loved the quiet calm of the...
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Robert E. "Bob" Wenrich, Sr.

July 12, 1932 - November 25, 2015

Bob was born to Rudolph and Gladys (Spence) Wenrich on July 12, 1932 and passed away surrounded by loved ones on November 25, 2015 in Punta Gorda, Florida following a brief illness. To Bob, life was an adventure he lived to the fullest, which was the catalyst to the nickname he earned by those who knew him well as the "The John Wayne of Twin Lakes." As a young man, Bob's promising career as a...
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Harry F. Ritenour, Jr.

December 4, 1930 - November 24, 2015

Harry F. Ritenour Jr., 84, of Kent, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Arbors of Streetsboro. He was born December 4, 1930 in Connellsville, PA to Harry and Margaret (Forrest) Ritenour, Sr. He was a veteran of the Navy during the Korean War. Harry retired from Ametek, then in retirement Harry worked at Oak Knolls golf course. He loved to golf, fish, THE STEELERS and spending time with his...
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H. David Mohan

November 9, 1940 - November 22, 2015

H. David Mohan, 75 years of age, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015, at home. David was born November 9, 1940, in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Howard David and Eleanor Mohan. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Mohan; brother-in law, Donald Witucki; and nephew, Matthew Witucki. David and his wife, Connie made a special...
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Jason R. Clemens

February 19, 1974 - November 11, 2015

Jason R. Clemens, 41, of Mantua, died Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. He was born February 19, 1974 in Ravenna. A graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School, Jason worked at Berry Plastics in Aurora. Jason married his high school sweetheart and soul mate Michelle on December 31, 1995. The two have been totally devoted to their four children and to each...
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Corado Gambaccini

November 27, 1920 - November 10, 2015

Corado Gambaccini, 94, of Kent, died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Gables of KentRidge. He was born November 27, 1920 in Kent to Angelo and Fermina (Campanelli) Gambaccini. He was a veteran of the Navy during the World War II war. He was a life member of St. Patrick Church. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus. His career as a machinist spanned working at Gougler Machine,...
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Carol Erion Neff

July 1, 1936 - November 8, 2015

Carol Erion Neff, 79, of Mogadore, died Sunday, November 8th. Carol was born on July 1, 1936 in Warsaw, NY to Henry and Carrie (Schneckenberger) Hill. She was a lifetime resident of Kent, until she moved in with her daughter Karen. She was employed by Kent State University as Administrative Secretary to the Director of Audio Visual Services for 30 years. She retired in 1998. She continued...
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Donald Eugene Tuttle

January 27, 1930 - November 5, 2015

Don Tuttle passed away peacefully on November 5th following a battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was born on January 27, 1930, to Edward and Susan Tuttle. Don grew up in Kent and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He met and married Julie Machisko. Don worked as a Supervisor at Chrysler before retiring after 30 years. He also worked on occasion at Thistledown Race Track. He loved to...
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Lois C. Little

November 28, 1927 - November 3, 2015

Lois Cathena (Head) Little, passed away in her home after a long illness on November 3, 2015. Lois was born November 28, 1927 in Kent, Ohio to Upshaw and Ossie (Wood) Head. She graduated from Kent Roosevelt High School in 1945 and attended Kent State University for two years and left to marry Wilber (Wib) Little in 1948. Lois was a very vibrant woman who had no problem expressing her views...
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Dennis Albert Romanski

November 24, 1947 - November 3, 2015

Dennis A. Romanski, 67, peacefully passed away on November 3, 2015 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Born November 24, 1947 in Akron, he lived in Kent and worked as a tool and die mold maker for 46 years until retiring in 2013. Denny enjoyed himself the most when he was doing yard work and he took great pride in his lawn. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 46 years, Susan ...
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Richard F. Sessions, Sr.

July 30, 1923 - November 2, 2015

Richard F. Sessions Sr., 92, of Cuyahoga Falls, died Monday, November 2, 2015 at home with his family. He was born July 30, 1923 in Kent, to Douglas L. and Hazel K. (Hausman) Sessions. Richard taught Auto Mechanics for 16 years at Cuyahoga Falls High School. He was a member of the Kent Lions Club. Richard enjoyed camping, traveling, gardening, golfing. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy...
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Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Konos

February 23, 1924 - October 27, 2015

Elizabeth A "Betty" Konos, 91, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at her residence in Kent, where she had recently moved from Medina. Born February 23, 1924 to Nicholas and Annie (Skowran) Hasapas, Betty was raised in Dunkirk, NY and was a 1943 graduate of Dunkirk High School. She worked for the War Department in Detroit, MI, as did so many young women during World War II. Following a...
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Carolyn Munk Cowgill

May 24, 1952 - October 23, 2015

Carolyn Munk Cowgill, 63, of Kent, OH, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at her residence in Twin Lakes. She was born May 24, 1952 in Daytona Beach, FL to Frederick and Patricia (Eiermann) Munk but grew up in Katonah, NY. She was a graduate of John Jay High School and continued her education at Baldwin Wallace College where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority, graduated with a Bachelor...
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Pauline M Soule

October 10, 1925 - October 23, 2015

Pauline M. Soule Pauline M. Soule, 90, of Kent, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at her home following a brief illness. Born Oct. 10, 1925 in Kent, she was the oldest survivor of the 10 children of Agostino and Carmela Siciliano. She lived nearly her entire life in Kent. She was a 1944 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent. Mrs. Soule retired from Kent State University in 1986,...
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Wayne Sinning

March 30, 1931 - October 22, 2015

Dr. Wayne E Sinning, 84, of Kent, OH, died October 22, 2015. Wayne was born March 30, 1931 in Worthing South Dakota to Thomas and Edith Sinning. He loved sharing his memories of growing up on the farm, and working as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy. In 1966, after receiving his Doctorate from the University of Oregon, he accepted his first job as an Associate Professor at...
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David P. Beaumont, Sr.

September 6, 1937 - October 22, 2015

David P. Beaumont Sr., 78, of Kent, passed away surrounded by loved ones Thursday, October 22, 2015 after a courageous 3 month battle with Leukemia. He fought so hard to live, because he loved his life, his family and his friends. However, his faith always came first in his life. He was born September 6, 1937 in Wellsville, to Frank C. and Edith M. (Mann) Beaumont. David retired from...
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Christopher A. Minott

November 25, 1955 - October 21, 2015

Christopher A. Minott, 59, of Aurora, died Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Kensington Care Center. He was born November 25, 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica, to Basil J. and Madge M. (Kinkead) Minott. He graduated from New York Medical College, then did his Urology residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He established a practice in Las Vegas, NV where he spent 25 years. Christopher was...
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Jane Anne Baxter

August 16, 1923 - October 15, 2015

Jane Anne Baxter, 92, of Kent passed away October 15, 2015 at Altercare of Brimfield. She was born on August 16, 1923 in Kent, Ohio to the late Emerson and Lena (Karker) Baxter. Miss Baxter was a lifetime resident of Kent. She retired from Kent State University where she worked in resident services for 24 years. She attended the First Christian Church of Kent and was a member of the 20...
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Domenic "Frank" Frisina

April 2, 1948 - October 8, 2015

Domenic "Frank" Frisina, 67, formerly of Brecksville, died Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Athenian Village in North Royalton after a courageous battle with MS. He was born April 2, 1948 in Ravenna to Domenic and Rose M. (France) Frisina. He was a Georgetown Law graduate and had worked as a Corporate Attorney with Hahn Loeser and British Petroleum in Cleveland. He retired from BP due to his...
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Alfred L. Sander

January 13, 1929 - October 6, 2015

Alfred L. Sander, 86, of Kent, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Kensington Care Center in Aurora. He was born January 13, 1929 in Ostwig, Germany, to Heinrich and Therese (Montag) Sander. Alfred immigrated to the U.S. in the summer of 1953 and has been a resident of Kent and Portage County ever since. He was a Master Electrician and worked for Keller Electric until his retirement in 1991. ...
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Filipp Polz

March 15, 1926 - October 4, 2015

Filipp Polz, 89, passed away peacefully on October 4th at Mulberry Gardens in Munroe Falls. He was born March 15, 1926, in Franzfeld, Yugoslavia and immigrated to the US with his family in 1951. An employment opportunity brought him to Kent, a city he instantly fell in love with and would call home for the next 56 years. He operated Fil's Tailor Shop on North Water Street in Kent for nearly...
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Carl I. Brahce

February 10, 1927 - October 3, 2015

Carl I. Brahce, 88, of Kent, died Saturday, October 3, 2015 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. Carl was born February 10, 1927 in Flint, Michigan to Brör John and Goldie (Zerbe) Brahce. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Carl served as a signalman on a minesweeper during the Second World War. Carl was an associate professor of education and research scientist in educational...
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Ralph Lewis Oates

April 19, 1938 - October 3, 2015

Ralph Lewis Oates, 77, of Kent, died Saturday, October 3, 2015 at his home. Ralph was born April 19, 1938 in Alliance to Michael and Felicia Oates. He was a graduate of Kent State University and the University of Akron School of Law, and practiced law in Kent for over forty years. In recent years, he was active in the Kent Community Time Bank and Community Legal Aid Services. He is...
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Kathy Kautzky Chappelear

December 25, 1945 - October 2, 2015

Kathy Kautzky Chappelear lost her battle with lung cancer in her home in Kent on October 2, 2015 where she had raised her family since 1970. Kathy was born on December 25, 1945, to Frank and Lillian (Takacs) Kautzky in Cleveland. She grew up in the Shaker Heights area and attended Laurel School for girls from preschool until she graduated in the class of 1963. She earned her undergraduate...
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William "Billy" Ferris

February 13, 1969 - September 27, 2015

William P. "Billy" Ferris, 46, of Kent, died Wednesday, September 27, 2015 at Akron City Hospital, where he had been a patient for three days following a heart attack. Born February 13, 1969, he was the son of William Luther Ferris and Sandra (Klatka) Ferris. A life resident of the Kent area, he was a 1987 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School. He worked at Advanced Display in Kent and...
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Thomas Alan Silvey

July 15, 1956 - September 26, 2015

Thomas Alan Silvey, 59, of Cuyahoga Falls, died Saturday, September 26, 2015 at his home. He was born July 15, 1956 in Cleveland to Charles E. and Marilyn D. (Fink) Silvey. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid golfer and video gamer. He is survived by son, James Walsh II of Sagamore Hills; daughter, Heather Walsh of Alameda, CA; mother, Marilyn Silvey of Ravenna; sister,...
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Kenneth H. Reed

October 29, 1936 - September 24, 2015

Kenneth H. Reed, 78, of Freedom Township, died Thursday, September 24, 2015 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. He was born October 29, 1936 in Warren to Kenneth W. and Lillian (Daymond) Reed. He was a graduate of James A. Garfield High School in Garrettsville. He continued his education at typesetting and electronics schools, as well as courses at Maplewood Vocational School. He was...
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Jaquelin Ann Reed

May 12, 1927 - September 23, 2015

Jacquelin Ann Reed, 88, of Hudson, died Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Regency Hospital in Cleveland. She was born May 12, 1927 in White Plains, NY. Jacquelin was a graduate of the University of Maryland. She was a member of the Hudson Women's Club and the First Congregational Church of Hudson. She will be remembered by her grandchildren for her love and support, and for her love of...
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Barry Clive Jones

August 24, 1942 - September 22, 2015

Barry Clive Jones died suddenly on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. He was born August 24, 1942 in Chicago to George C. Jones, a member of the Squadron responsible for delivery of the A-bomb, ending WWII, and Geraldine Goodman Jones, a well-known and respected artist. He joined the Navy at age 17, and during his time in service taught survival swimming, won many competition swim meets and served...
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Jerry Lee Scott

April 22, 1946 - September 22, 2015

Jerry Lee Scott, 69, of Stow, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Hospice Care Center in Copley. He was born April 22, 1946 in Warren. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in Viet Nam. Jerry worked for United/Sprint Telephone Company and later retired from Windstream Communications. He loved riding his Harley and traveling...
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Beatrice Geneva Quillin-Coss

August 18, 1920 - September 22, 2015

Beatrice Geneva Quillin-Coss, 95, of Kent, died Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Maison Aine Care Center in Stow. She was born August 18, 1920 in Pittsfield to Henry and Pearl Ellen (Soules) Gotham. After the death of her first husband in 1943, she attended business school where she learned keypunching. She later took a job with the Erie Railroad travelling often on short trips by rail about...
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Constance M. Mellott

October 6, 1930 - September 20, 2015

Constance M. Mellott, 84, of Kent, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center. She was born October 6, 1930 in Washington, DC to Dr. Samuel Wesley and Julia Maria (Hottel) Mellott. Constance earned her BS in Physics from Mount Union College, MS in Library Science from Case Western Reserve. She had a career with Union Carbide. Then, she earned her Ph.D. in Library...
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Ryan D. Mangus

November 9, 1977 - September 19, 2015

Ryan D. Mangus, 37, of Kent, died suddenly Saturday, September 19, 2015. He was born November 9, 1977 in Carson City, MI to David Mangus and Debra (Bussell) Lauck. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, four wheeling, NASCAR and camping. Ryan loved to spend time with his son and family. He is survived by son, Zachary Mangus of Kent; mother, Debra (Fred) Lauck of Kent; David (Mary) Mangus of Lyons,...
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Gordon Mullen Gray

September 11, 1928 - September 19, 2015

Gordon Mullen Gray, 87, of Kent, died Saturday, September 19, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born September 11, 1928 in Akron, to Willard and Jenniemay (Mullen) Gray. At an early age he began singing and by the age of 4 had won his first contest. As a youth he sang in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Men's Choir in Akron. Gordon graduated from Kent...
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Ida Florence Simmons

April 25, 1914 - September 18, 2015

Ida Florence Simmons of Kent was born on April 25th, 1914 in Morrow Co. Ohio and died on September 18th, 2015 at the age of 101. She was born in Mt. Gilead, Oh and was the youngest daughter of Augustus & Ida Brown. She graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1937 and Mt. Carmel School of Nursing in 1937. Afterwards, she worked as a surgical nurse at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Oh...
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Cynthia L. "Cindy" Wawrin

December 23, 1959 - September 17, 2015

Cynthia "Cindy" Louise Wawrin passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at the age of 55. She was born on December 23, 1959 in Ravenna to Walter and Gilberta (Benedetti) Engelhart. Growing up, she lived with her family in Rootstown and then attended Kent State University for her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. She later completed her Master's in Education....
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Thomas Raymond Hamilton

February 8, 1942 - September 16, 2015

Thomas Raymond Hamilton, 73, of Kent, passed away suddenly Wednesday, September 16, 2015. He was born February 8, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Hermann and Elizabeth Hamilton. Tom was proud to have been an alter boy and a paper boy in his childhood. He was a graduate of Kent Roosevelt HS, where he was honored as being the oldest Alumni Basketball Player. Tom stayed active throughout his...
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Fred Allan

December 19, 1928 - September 11, 2015

Fred Allan, 86, of Kent, passed away peacefully Friday, September 11, 2015. He was born December 19, 1928 in Akron, Ohio. Fred was a Captain in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from Kent State University with a BS degree in Accounting, and pursued that career throughout his life. He enjoyed golfing, tennis, and spending time with his family and many friends. ...
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Dorothy "Louise" (Dycus/Jackson) Haenftling

August 23, 1924 - September 8, 2015

Dorothy "Louise" (Dycus/Jackson) Haenftling, 91, died on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. She is survived by her daughters, Pamela (George) Arfield of Sarasota, Florida; Darlene (Leon) Sheridan of DeSoto, Missouri; and Donna (Bill) Vair of Akron, Ohio; and brother, Charles B. Dycus of Bradenton, Florida. She leaves behind 6 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren and many...
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Kaiden Russell Brant-Stamper

September 4, 2015 - September 6, 2015

Kaiden Russell Brant-Stamper, 2 Days, of Brimfield, passed peacefully Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Akron Children's Hospital. He was born September 4, 2015 in Akron, to Joshua Stamper and Megan Brant. He is survived by father, Joshua Stamper of Stow; mother, Megan Brant of Brimfield; grandparents, Robert and Vicki Brant of Brimfield and Dave and Michelle Holt of Stow; great grandparents,...
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Betty Jane Seibert

March 22, 1927 - September 6, 2015

Betty Jane Seibert, 88, of Ravenna, died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at her home. She was born March 22, 1927 in McDonald, PA to Pierre and Victorine (Cauchie) Lagneaux. Betty was a 1945 graduate of Cambridge High School. Betty retired from Technicare in Solon as an electronics assembler. She grew up in Cambridge and lived most of her life in Kent. Betty attended East Cambridge Methodist...
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Terry D. Barchalk

March 3, 1938 - September 5, 2015

Terry D. Barchalk, 77, of Kent, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Hospice Care Center. He was born March 3, 1938 in Ravenna, to Mike and Thelma Mae (Wheeler) Barchalk. He is survived by sons, Mike (Helene) Barchalk of Kent and William "Pat" (Jeani) Barchalk of Liberty, SC; grandchildren, Steven, Nathan, Shannon, Pat, and Sarah; and brother, Melvin Barchalk of Brimfield. He was...
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Forrest Fitzwater

September 30, 1925 - September 5, 2015

Forrest Fitzwater, 89, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Arbors at Streetsboro. He was born September 30, 1925 in Belington, WV to Charles and Jessie P. (England) Fitzwater. Forrest worked as a machinist for Gougler Machine Company in Kent, retiring after 40 years of service. He worked part time for Clark's Excavating. Forrest was a veteran of the Army serving with the 534th...
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Mary Ann Barreiro

September 1, 1923 - September 3, 2015

Mary Ann Belmonte Barreiro of Kent went home to the Lord Thursday, September 3, 2015. She died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. She was born September 1, 1923 in Kent, Ohio to parents Luigi "Louis" and Serafina "Sarah" (Schipani) Belmonte. She was a loving, beautiful person who was always very giving and caring, devoted to her family. She always had a smile for you and a genuine...
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Ronald Edward Crow

May 8, 1937 - September 3, 2015

Ronald Edward Crow, 78, of Stow, died Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Hospice Care Center. He was born May 8, 1937 in Cameron, WV to Edward and Ruth (Franklin) Crow. He was a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean War. Ronald retired in 1991 from Chrysler as a Fire and Security Officer union local #167. He was a member of the American Legion Post #496 in Kent, Moose Lodge 918, Knights of...
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Charles B. Flogge

March 13, 1924 - September 2, 2015

Charley Flogge, 91, of Kent, died after a short illness on September 2, 2015, at the Gables of Hudson. He was born in Kent, on March 13, 1924, to Mary (Polite) and Joseph Flogge. He was one of a large Italian family and a member of St. Patrick's Church. He was retired from Robinson Memorial Hospital. Charley enjoyed gardening and all things related to the railroad. He is survived by his...
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Helen Allene Marko

October 23, 1939 - August 31, 2015

Helen Allene "Leigh" Marko, 75, of Akron, died Monday, August 31, 2015 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center. She was born October 23, 1939 in Carey, to Allen E. and Margaret (Chudanov) Veitch. Allene was a graduate of Rootstown High School and studied classical piano at Kent State University She was Secretary/Treasurer of Marko Transport, Inc. and most recently retired from the Akron Legal...
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Betty J. Rydbom

May 29, 1928 - August 27, 2015

Betty J. Rydbom, 87, of Kent, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at her home. She was born May 29, 1928 in Kent to Harry and Katherine (Conaway) Burgess. She was a member of Lake Brady United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Past President of Brady Lake Women's Club. She is survived by son, Harry (Debbie) Rydbom of Kent; daughters, Sherry Deutsch of Kent, Betty Howe of...
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Arnet Dale Noble

August 8, 1969 - August 25, 2015

Arnet D. Noble, age 46 of Kent, completed his earthly life August 25, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. Arnet fought a long battle with dignity and determination but finally boarded his train to heaven. He was born August 8, 1969 in Akron to Delmar and Marie (Gross) Noble. He was a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent where he took pride in being a true Rough Rider. He...
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Mary Ann Gambaccini-Ray

January 12, 1951 - August 25, 2015

After a courageous battle with lung and brain cancer, Mary Ann went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 25. She will be welcomed with open arms by her mom, Cecilia Gambaccini. Mary Ann will be deeply missed by her husband and best friend, Tim, the daughter she always wanted, Tammy (Mike) Garro, and grandson, Grant, "the joy of her life." She also loved her father, Corado Gambaccini, sisters...
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Vellan "Jean" Means

March 21, 1923 - August 24, 2015

Vellan "Jean" Means, 92, of Streetsboro, died Monday, August 24, 2015 at the Arbors at Streetsboro. She was born March 21, 1923 in Rockwood, PA to Frederick D. and Grace M. (Bowers) Francis. She was a member of Streetsboro United Methodist Church and Eastern Star. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Hacker of Ravenna and Sandy Means of Streetsboro; three grandchildren; and four great...
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Helen A. Darrah

August 18, 1926 - August 20, 2015

Helen A Darrah, 89, of Kent, died Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center. She was born August 18, 1926 in Ravenna, to Lewis Everett and Mary Caroline (Gauding) Suter. She graduated from Ravenna High School and attended Bohecker's Business College graduating after 2 years. She was employed by the P.L. Frank Lumber Company as a bookkeeper. Helen was a member of Faith...
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Irene A. Snowberger

September 7, 1921 - August 19, 2015

Irene A. Snowberger, 93, of Stow, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. She was born September 7, 1921 in Kent to Arlie D. and Lila M. (White) Smith. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Kent and a former member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by sons, Dan (Sue) Snowberger of Stow, David (Pamela) Snowberger of Georgetown, TX, Mark (Nancy...
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John H. Stanton

September 18, 1954 - August 18, 2015

John H. Stanton, 60, of Kent, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at his home. He was born September 18, 1954 in East Cleveland. He is a 1972 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School. In recent years, he reveled in his role of support for his parents. He loved nature and enjoyed fishing. He will be remembered as loving to help others. He is survived by his wife, Erin (Wise) Stanton;...
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Lee Cannon

August 4, 1946 - August 18, 2015

Lee James (Sonny) Cannon, died suddenly Tuesday, August 18th at Akron General Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Leanne Cannon, and his beloved children: Laneea, Lamont ( Heather), Lowell (Jen) and four grandchildren: Aaron Blevins, Isabella Cannon, Zoe Cannon and River Cannon. He was baptized in 1964, was married in 1969 and served the Kent Kingdom Hall...
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JoAnn Loudin

October 17, 1931 - August 15, 2015

JoAnn Loudin, 83, of Kent, died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at her home. She was born October 17, 1931 in Weston, WV to Michael and Lucy D. (Henry) Brockleman. JoAnn was employed as a manager for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services. She was a life long Cleveland sports fan especially the Browns. JoAnn enjoyed golf, art and Mahjong. She is survived by her sons, John T. Loudin of Kent and...
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Arletta Slaughter

February 6, 1939 - August 14, 2015

Arletta Louise Powell Tarver Slaughter of Kent went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2015, with her family by her side. Arletta was born to William and Katy Powell on February 6, 1939, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. She was also raised by Anne Powell in Ravenna. She graduated from Ravenna Township High School in 1957. In her precious life Arletta touched so many with her grace, her...
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Carol A. Swigart

November 4, 1954 - August 12, 2015

Carol A. (Habowski) Swigart, 60, of Ravenna, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Robinson Medical Center, surrounded by her children. She was born November 4, 1954 in West Virginia, to Edward Joseph and Betty (Lorcher) Habowski. Carol loved to garden, going to the ocean and fishing. She loved to spend time with her family, grandchildren and the many children that she cared for over 25...
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Eleanor F. Horning

November 4, 1920 - August 12, 2015

Eleanor F. Horning, 94, of Hudson, Ohio, passed away on August 12, 2015. She was born November 4, 1920, to William and Irene (Auber) Humphrey in Akron, Ohio, and was a graduate of North High School in 1938. She married Raymond Horning in 1941. She was a dedicated homemaker and a loving mother to her boys. Eleanor and Ray enjoyed square dancing and were charter members of Western Whirlers...
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Betty A. Dussel

September 5, 1932 - August 12, 2015

Betty Ann Dussel, 82, of Brimfield, died peacefully Wednesday, August 12, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 5, 1932 in Akron to Robert and Clara (Bickett) Sidell. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent. Betty was the Matriarch of the Dussel family and could often be seen working on the farm. She loved spending time with her family, especially her...
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Marjorie S. Brown

June 23, 1928 - August 10, 2015

Marjorie S. Brown, 87, of Stow, died unexpectedly Monday, August 10, 2015 at Stow Glen Retirement Center. She was born June 23, 1928 in Kent, to Elton and Helen (Bauer) Horning and was raised on the family farm on Horning Road, named after her Father and Uncle. She attended St. Patrick Grade School and Kent State High School. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent and was a member of...
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Sleda M. Brown

December 5, 1921 - August 9, 2015

Sleda Brown went home to the Lord on August 9, 2015. She died peacefully at home while surrounded by loved ones. She was 93 years young. Sleda was born on December 5, 1921 to Willie and Susie Johnson in Chicago, Illinois. She was a graduate of DuSable High School and attended Cortez W. Peters Business School in Chicago. Sleda married Joshua Brown on August 16, 1946 and was widowed upon his...
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Robert Lowell McCutcheon

January 9, 1935 - August 6, 2015

Robert Lowell McCutcheon, 80, of Brimfield, died Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Kent Healthcare Center. He was born January 9, 1935 in Winona, WV to George Henry and Maggie May (Drennan) McCutcheon. Robert was a former member of Kenny's Creek Baptist Church in Winona, WV and Lookout Baptist Church in Lookout, WV. Robert was currently a member of The First Freedom Baptist Church in Brimfield. ...
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