Jan. 7, 2002
Anne I. Cantley
Anne I. Cantley. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. in St. Benedict Catholic Church with Fr. John Zuzik as celebrant. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Monday (today) 2:00-4:00 P.M. and 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Arnold Funeral Home in Canton.
August Di Marzio
August Di Marzio, age 75, of Canton, passed away Saturday morning in Mercy Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a life resident of Canton. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Canton. He was retired from Ray Molder Trucking Co., having been a truck driver. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy on the USS Saratoga. He was a member of the American Legion in Canton Post #44 and also the AARP. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Maria (Dinio) Di Marzio; two brothers, Angelo and Arthur Di Marzio. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Mikstay) Di Marzio, to whom he was married 54 years; three sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Iva Di Marzio and Alex and Diana Di Marzio, both of Canton, Anthony and Chris Di Marzio of Louisville; two daughters and son-in-law Joann Di Marzio of Canton, Georgette and Phil Weisbroud of Canton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Tom Nehlen of Canton and Anne and Bob Schoen of Canton; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher Weisbroud, Mary Katheryn (Matthew) Frost, Stephen Weisbroud, Angeline Marie Di Marzio, Alexander Di Marzio, Dante Di Marzio and Jeremiah Di Marzio. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Church with Rev. Fr. Nicholas Mancini as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Monday 4-8 p.m. in the Rossi Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul's Church in Canton. The American Legion Post #44 of Canton will conduct a Military service at the cemetery.
Charles D. Gresser
Charles D. Gresser, age 52, of Perry Township, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, as the result of an auto accident on Dueber Ave. SW in Perry Township. He was born on Oct. 10, 1949, in Canton and was the son of the late Charles and Miriam (Craven) Gresser. He was a lifelong area resident. Along with his wife, Sheryl, he was the owner-operator of Fur-st Class Pet Sitters. He had formerly owned Strike Force Paintball in East Canton and was an assistant motor route driver for the Independent. He had attended Kent State University. He is survived by his wife, Sheryl (Amburgey) Gresser of the home. A Memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday 5-7 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stark County Humane Society.
David Trentman. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Kidron Mennonite Cemetery. Calling hours in the Reed Funeral Home Monday (tonight) 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to any Key Bank Branch.
Dixie I. Kahrig
Dixie Irene (Ady) Kahrig. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the 38th Street Church of Christ, 3904 38th St. NW, Canton, OH 44718, with Chaplain Samuel McConkey and Ministers Lance Lindenberger and Glenn Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Stanwood Cemetery. Calling hours in the church Monday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Ronald L. Bryant, Stark County Firefighter's Association Chaplain and Chaplain Samuel McConkey will host a Memorial service for all safety personnel Monday at 6 p.m. in the 38th Street Church of Christ.
Donald E. Kilgore
Donald E. Kilgore, age 75, of Canton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Aultman Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Bellville, OH, but had lived in this area most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He had worked as a butcher at Superior Meats for 37 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Amvets Post 12 and the Eagles Aerie #190. He is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, Edward and Kathi Kilgore of Traverse City, MI, Gary Kilgore of Massillon and Charles Kilgore of Canton (Richville); four daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Rodney Schram of Massillon, Teresa and Scott McCleary of Massillon, Kathleen and Timothy Brand of Massillon, Charlotte and Ronald Stroh of Massillon; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Ted Kilgore of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian (Chetelat) Kilgore in 1973; his parents, Edd D. and Galena (Miller) Kilgore; two sisters; four brothers; one granddaughter, Autumn Renee Kilgore in 1982. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. at Heitger Funeral Service - Massillon Chapel, 639 First St. NE, with Pastor Langley Collins officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Massillon. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with an Eagle service at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Joseph S. Kerekes
Joseph S. Kerekes, age 74, of Canton, died Saturday morning in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. Son of the late Frank Sr. and Elizabeth (Harsha) Kerekes. He was a Canton area resident most of his life, retiring from Burrow's Mining in 1980. He was also formerly employed by Magnolia Mining for a number of years. Member of Moreland Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, June (Carpenter), to whom he was married 51 years; two sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Donna Kerekes of Canton, Brad Kerekes of Canton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Judith Shrader of Dover, Diana and Randy Rice of Carrollton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Frank Jr. and Ruth Kerekes of Magnolia; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Elizabeth McNutt of Magnolia, Rose Harsh of Malvern, Margaret and Bill Roberts of Canton. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. with Gene Carter officiating. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends may call one hour before services on Tuesday (10-11 a.m.).
Karl R. Harsh
Karl R. Harsh, age 78, of Canton, passed away Sunday morning in the Pines Nursing Home. He was born in Canton, a son of the late Victor and Kathryn Masters Harsh, and was a life resident. He retired March 20, 1987, from P.B.F. Enterprises, where he was a truck driver, and was previously employed by F. E. Schumacher Mfg. Co. Mr. Harsh was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, the CAL-PRE-CHU Sunday School Class, served as a Deacon, and was a volunteer for the Hunger Task Force of the church. He was a life member of the Canton Preservation Society; a volunteer in the Library of the McKinley Museum; and was a member of the Stark County Genealogical Society. Preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Marian E. Harsh, on July 5, 1998. Survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John M. and Helen C. Harsh, and a grandson, Jonathan Harsh, of Canton; numerous cousins, including Beverly Watson and her husband, Harlow, of Canton. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Formet-Clevenger Gordon Funeral Home with Pastor C. David Morgan officiating. Interment in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Kathleen A. Werbeck
Kathleen A. Cassie Werbeck. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Dyer as celebrant. Family and friends will be received Monday (tonight) 6-9 p.m. at the Reed Funeral Home, 705 Raff Rd. SW, Canton, OH. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002.
Marla R. Dyer
Marla R. Dyer. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Catholic Church with Msgr. John C. Finnigan as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends may call Monday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Wackerly Funeral Home. There will be a Parish Wake Service at 1:45 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Open Door Chapel, for Gospel Gus Ministries, 300 Walnut Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44702, and Rev. Kriss Kallissa, payable to Harvest Christian Center, 116 9th St. NE, North Canton, OH 44720.
(Olive) Lorene Blocker
(Olive) Lorene Blocker, age 90, of Massillon, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Meadow Wind Health Care Center, where she had resided for the past nine months. She had been in failing health for some time. Born August 31, 1911, in Boone County, IN, to the late William Harvey and Julia Etta Deer, Lorene also lived in Bay City and Saginaw, MI, before coming to Massillon in 1937. During her life, she worked in the accounting departments at Kingan and Co. in Indianapolis, Delco-Remy in Anderson, IN, and Republic Steel in Massillon. She retired in 1965. A volunteer at Doctors Hospital for 15 years, Lorene also enjoyed traveling, cooking, reading and gardening. She loved to create new dishes from the many cookbooks and recipes she collected. She was a member of Calvary Chapel, Massillon AARP, Massillon Academic Boosters Club and Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale V. Blocker in 1977; brother, Vern T. Deer; sister, Opal I. Lanham; sister-in-law, Imogene Keller. Survivors include her nieces, Shirley J. Flad and Margaret J. (Mrs. Roger W.) Riffle, Joan (Mrs. Garland) Mack and Jill Johanning, all of Massillon, Shelley Hill of Juneau, AK; nephew, James A. (Susan) Matthews of Massillon; great-nephews, Stephen G. Flad, William D. Lanham II and Nathan Mack of Massillon, Larry L. Lanham of Canton, Mark Matthews of Louisville, David Matthews of Arizona, Donald Matthews of Malvern; great-nieces, Laura L. Lanham and Lori Keller, both of Massillon. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the Paquelet Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Sanders of Calvary Chapel officiating. Respects may be paid one hour prior to the services at the Paquelet Funeral Home, 320 Federal Ave. NE, Massillon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Calvary Chapel, 8151 Stuhldreher NW, Massillon, OH 44646 or to a charity of choice.
Rosalie Raines, age 86, of Canton, OH, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2002. Born in Red House, WV, June 6, 1915, to her parents the late Charles A. and Minnie (Steele) Higginbotham, she lived most of her life in the Canton area and was a former employee of Fisher Dry Goods. She was a member of Bible Church and was very active in the Retired Seniors Volunteer Programs for 20 years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, James E. Raines, Dec. 2, 1982 and her sister, Macel Boles. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Roger Foster of North Canton, OH; her son, Norman E. Raines of Loganton, PA; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. David Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home Tuesday 6-8 p.m.
Timothy J. Stephan
Timothy J. Stephan. A Memorial service will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. with Fr. Ronald M. Klingler officiating. Friends may call one hour before services at the funeral home (2-3 p.m.)