Canal Fulton, Ohio
David A. Bonner, 66, passed away Sept. 23, 2001. He was born August 10, 1935 in Akron. He was a scout master of Troop 304 at Clearview United Methodist Church for 44 years. During this time, he earned three-bead Woodbadge Scouter, Scouter’s Key, and Brotherhood Honor for Order of the Arrow. He was a member of the Silver Beavers Colony 1, Old Timers Great Trail Council, and Teamsters Local 348. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was a lifelong member of the Clearview United Methodist Church, and was a retired transportation engineer for Ashland Chemical.
David is survived by his wife of 3 years, Dolores; son, Scott Bonner; daughter, Beth (Michael) Nazarian; stepchildren, Eric (Marne) Young, Shannon (Lance) Polzin, and Marcus Young; sisters, Daun (William) Gay, Georgia (Jerry) Airson, and Susan (David) Slater; grandchildren, Anthony, Chrystal, Garrett, and Taylor; all his friends and boys of scouting who touched his heart will be deeply missed.
From Wife to Husband You’re my “he” and I’ll always be your “she.” I wish I could have known you longer and had many more days filled with memories ... Please bear with me for I don’t know all your friends and lives you’ve touched but we all share the same love and heartache because you were and will always be the saint that has been our shadow and the best thing we will ever know ... Your spirit will continue to run thourgh our souls forever. I will love you always, Dave -- you were the better half of me and all I had ever hoped for and wanted in someone to love and love me back -- Loving you always .... “Pretty Girl”
Going through Dave’s memories and finding out so much more about his life we came across something that still sticks out in our minds ... In his senior year book from Class of “53” Elletian School shows a picture of a young, ambitious young man ... perhaps 18 years old and written below his senior photo he stated his goals: “To graduate from college, get a good job, be successful, have a nice home and a good wife.”
We believe he succeeded in his goals and a whole lot more. Each day Dave made a difference in someone’s life .. We feel more people than will ever know -- from the babies he fostered, the people he rushed to the hospital as an ambulance driver, and to serving his country full heartedly. He still continues to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many young boys. A mentor, a friend, a father, a husband, and a practical joker till the very end.
He was more than just a man, he was an angel-- and to me ... Shannon, his stepdaughter, he was not just all the above but also my homework buddy, the father I wished I had and my one and only “Butt-head.” “Creepy Girl” always will love you and keep you in her heart and the difference in our family’s lives that you have made, especially my mom’s Dolores, will stay with us forever.
There are alot of people we’d like to extend our thanks and love to ... Most we don’t know, some we’ve never met and only know by name. You all are truly an image of what and who Dave is and was. Keep his memories and all he stood for alive. He loved you all ... You were all dear to his heart.
And one last thing ... Below his goals in his yearbook, he quoted, “A red-headed man never dies single.” With 2 wives, lots of family, and so many friends he wasn’t single nor alone. He was and will always be loved and missed very much ... God bless the angel that walked the earth with us.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Friday at 10 a.m., Pastor Clarke A. Hogue III officiating. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park.
In lieu of “posies”, please send donations to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 304, Clearview United Methodist Church, 1733 Massillon Rd., Akron, OH 44312.
Alice C. Proehl, 90, went home to be with her Lord on January 11, 2008. She was born in Blacksburg, Virginia on February 22, 1917. She was a member of Goss Memorial Church, Kings Heralds Sunday School Class, and Women’s Auxiliary of the Haven of Rest, until age 88, where she was a volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Carl, loving sons, Rickey and David, and daughters, Marilyn and Carolyn.
She is survived by loving sons, Doug (Rosemary) of Akron, Larry (Gloria) of Clinton, and son-in-law, Howard Turner of Portage Lakes. Alice was greatly loved by her 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.
She fondly leaves her many, many other “grandchildren” (cherubs). She was blessed by God in His precious gift of many dear friends, whom she loved with all her heart.
Funeral services will be held at Goss Memorial Church Map to Church, 2247 11th Street S.W., on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Pastor Bud Couts officiating.
Interment at Lockwood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Wednesday, January 16th. from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Haven of Rest Ministries, P.O. Box 547, Akron, OH 44309 or Goss Memorial Church Missionaries, 2247 11th Street S.W., Akron, OH 44314.
WADSWORTH - Anna (Dilworth) Thomas, 79, passed away October 25, 2004. She was born in Athens, Ohio on July 10, 1925.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Dilworth and sister-in-law, Evelyn Harmon. She is survived by daughter, Terry (Dale) Cundiff; grandchildren, Kenneth (Wendy) Cundiff, Jeffrey (Brenda) Cundiff and Kimberly (Faron) Conrad; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Clyde Harmon, Jr., two nieces and two nephews.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., NORTON, on Thursday, from 12 to 1 p.m. with funeral services immediately following at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Altercare in Wadsworth for their excellent care of Anna.
Anna M. Lawrence
Anna M. Lawrence, 92, passed away March 7, 2008. A life long resident of Portage Lakes and her beloved Cottage Grove, she was a member of Lakeview Christian Church and Portage Lakes AARP# 2213.
Proceeded in death by her husband, Raymond, she is survived by sons, Ray W. and Richard, daughters Sally (Jess) Childs, Judi Joerin, Diane (Gary) Johnson, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren and her many friends.
She was a special lady and loved by so many. We will miss her always.
There will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Lakeview Christian Church Map To Lakeview Christian Church 4613 S. Main St., Akron, Ohio 44319-4560 on Tuesday March 11, 2008 at 4:00 PM for family and friends. Pastor Darryl Moulder and Pastor James Gindlesberger officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to Lakeview Christian Church.
Ann E. Wilson
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Ann E. Wilson, 91, went home to be with her Lord on April 26, 2006, following a long illness. Born May 6, 1914 in Instanter, PA, she resided in the Akron area most of her life.
Ann was preceded in death by husbands, Harold C. Holden and George L. Wilson; sisters, Mary Tomaiko, Wilma Corey, Madeline Piatt; and brothers, John, Joseph and Steve Tomaiko. She leaves her son, Harold C. Holden Jr.; daughter-in-law, Rebecca; brothers, Francis Tomaiko, Paul Tomaiko, George (Patricia) Tomaiko; sisters, Helen Langton and Julia Penov; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends to mourn her passing.
Friends may call at the Grace Bible Church, 5781 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m., with services beginning at 8 p.m., Pastor Jerry Harpool officiating. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Bible Church Missions Program, in memory of Ann.
Aleta Phillips, 70, went home to be with the Lord in the early afternoon of July 30, 2001.
Aleta was born on March 31, 1931 in Leatherbark, WV to Corneilius and Zannie Matheny and was a member of Wadsworth Church of Nazarene. She would visit the elderly, sang in a church quartette,taught Sunday school and volunteered at Barberton Citizens. She had a strong work ethic and was very independent. She was the owner of Aleta’s Group Home for the elderly which was started to help and support her family. Aleta enjoyed fishing, embroidering, cleaning and singing. She was devoted to her family and especially to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Preceded in death by her husband, Okey Phillips, Sr. and is survived by sons, Okey (Sharon) of Norton, Tim (Denise) of Wadsworth and James (Carol) of Wadsworth; daughters, Linda (Glen) Terry of Barberton and Joyce (Cliff) Miller of Coventry Twp.; 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; sisters, Emmabelle (E.H.) Phillippi and Betty June (Marvin) McGuire; and special friend, Robert Terry.
Friends may call on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton. Celebration of Life Services will be held at the Wadsworth Church of the Nazarene 743 High Street Wadsworth, Ohio on Thursday August 2 at 11:00am with Reverend Stanley Ward officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Special thanks to Akron City Hospital Dialysis Care Unit for 12 years of excellent care for our mother.
Albert Righter,84, went home to be with the Lord on May 2, 2004.
Albert served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He is survived by his wife, Mabel; children, Chip and Sharon; step-children, Bonnie (Harry) Noland, Marvin Marcelli, Linda (Terry) Fordham, Diana Marcelli, Debbie (Tom) Braman; brothers, Silas (Alma), Vince and Howard (Faye) Righter; sister, Lumma Robb; many grandchildren , great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bob Combs officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Arline Myers, 92, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, June 4, 2004. She was born September 3, 1911 in East Greenville, Ohio, and worked as a Welcome Wagon hostess and for the Coventry Schools. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist of Akron and the Auxiliary of the Federated Craft. Arline greatly enjoyed her children and grandchildren, as well as gardening, teaching Sunday School and volunteering at the Coventry Township election board.
Arline was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Allan Myers, Sr., and 9 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Allan (Patsy) Myers Jr.; daughters, Jacquelyn (Robert) Dzugan and Ruth Ann (David) Gentzler; sister, Opal (Willard) Eberhardt; grandchildren, David (Michelle) Myers, Paul and Adam Gentzler, many nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to especially thank the Summit County Sheriff Department and Deputy Gary Bowen for the faithful visits to her.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. TODAY from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to funeral service at 2 p.m., Monday, Dr. William Harvey,officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Shriner’s Hospital, 1645 W. Eighth Street, Erie PA 16505, in memory of Arline.
Bernard C. Ruble
AKRON, Ohio - Bernard C. Ruble
Bernard C. Ruble, 93, went home to be with the Lord February 27, 2008. He was born May 28, 1914 in Parkersburg, WV. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from P.P.G. Industries after 33 years of service. He was a charter member of The Cathedral of Tomorrow.
Bernard was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Grace; and two brothers.
He is survived by; son, Donald E. (Sandra) Ruble Sr.; daughter, Patricia Ruble ; sister, Eva Clegg; grandchildren, Maria Rienzi, Don Ruble Jr., Debbie Makara and great-grandson, Jason Kirby.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home Map to funeral home, 3326 Manchester Rd. on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., where services will be held Monday at 12:00 noon., Reverend John Henniger officating.
Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Betty Jane Staitz
Betty Jane Staitz, 81, passed away July 29, 2004. She was born November 1, 1922 in Akron. She had worked as a secretary for First National Bank of Akron. She enjoyed her family and was devoted to her grandchildren.
Betty is survived by her husband of 48 years, Paul; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Linda Simon; grandchildren, Beth (Pavle) Kovacic of Chicago and Heather (Keith) Smith of Barberton; and very good friend, Madelaine Simmons.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., where services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Ernie Kemppel officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity of the donor’s choice, in memory of Betty.