Jan. 10, 2002
Adrienna D. Maloney
Adrienna Doloras Maloney (nee Blackshere), 77, passed away January 9, 2002. Adrienna was born May 17, 1924, in Akron, OH, to Clyde and Sue Bevis Blackshere. Adrienna spent much of her high school years as part of Wolf's Gang, a group of friends that hung out at Wolf's Malt Shop in South Akron. In her teens she learned the sport of skeet shooting from her father who operated the Firestone Gun Club for many years. Her early dreams of being a nurse were soon overshadowed by her accomplishments as a dancer. Her quest to become a Radio City Rockette was cut short by World War II when the call to arms resulted in her employment at Goodyear Aerospace. Adrienna, along with husband Bill, raised six children during their 45 years of marriage. She enjoyed contributing to the community and schools through her participation and involvement in groups such as Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, School Booster Club, Band Parents, and many school PTA organizations. Her family will lovingly remember her for her enthusiastic love of life. She was part of The Greatest Generation and will be remembered in our hearts for the multitude of sacrifices she made to help all of her children achieve higher education and have better lives. In her later years she enjoyed the company of fellow bowlers in several weekly leagues. She also enjoyed touring the country with friends and family. She was the loving mother of Donna (Adams), Deberah (Garlich), Denise (Thomas), Dan, Douglas and Dean. Loving grandmother to Heather Garlich Miller, Jeffrey Garlich, Michelle and Danielle Thomas, Meagan, Kristen, Lauren, Ian and Erin Maloney. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Wilbur B. (Bill) Maloney, Jr.; parents, Clyde and Sue Blackshere; and brother, Bruce T. Blackshere. Also preceded in death by first husband, Floyd P. Martel, killed over Kiel Bay in Germany in World War II. Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron, on Friday January 11, 2002, from 4-7 p.m., where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Dr. Janet Rhodes officiating. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Aultman Hospice, 4510 Dressler Rd., NW, Canton, OH 44718.
Annie Meister. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 1 p.m. in St. John's Catholic Church. There will be no calling hours. The Lamiell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clifford L. Ball
Clifford L. Ball. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Miller officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours at the funeral home Thursday (tonight) 6-9 p.m.
David E. Copen
David E. Copen, 70, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 9, 2002. A resident of North Canton for 19 years he retired from PPG Industries in 1976 after 27 years of service and was a member of the Barberton Cornerstone Church and Denny and Marge Hazen Ministries. Preceded in death by parents, Brace and Blanche Copen; brother, Ronald, Henry, Bill, Robert, Paul, Dennis; and sister, Goldie. Surviving are wife, Alma Jane; daughter, Becky (Dennis) Durbin; granddaughter, Heather Durbin; brothers, George (Joyce) Copen, Frank (Ruth) Copen and sisters, Mary Gault and Linda Williams. Funeral service Saturday, 1:00 p.m. at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home with Rev. Clark Gable and Rev. Denny Hazen officiating. Burial Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Dolores Gluck, 72, of North Canton, died peacefully, quietly and with great dignity in Aultman Hospital Saturday January 5, 2002, surrounded in both body and spirit by her beloved family. Along with her late husband, A. William Gluck, she was a founding member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Canton where she was a member of the Church Vestry, the Episcopal Church Women, the Alter Guild and the Bible Study Group. In addition, she was a lay reader, Choirester and Chalice Bearer and held several offices within the church. She was graduated from the University of Akron in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology; a Master of Science in Human Biology and Genetics in 1970; a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 1973. Mrs. Gluck was a researcher in population genetics and an advocate for the early detection of pregnancy to minimize birth defects in utero. A university classroom instructor in biology, developmental anatomy and genetics, she also was a teaching assistant in speech pathology and audiology. She worked full time as a public school therapist from 1973-1996. She had been employed part time in the private sector for over 20 years pertaining to referrals from medical and collegiate sources. As a public school clinician, she mentored graduate students, developed three literature based language programs for the learning disabled and at-risk populations. She also served as a member of the earlier over-ride committees and more recent Intervention Assistance Teams for over 20 years and presented workshops locally on a variety of communication related topics. As a private clinician, she worked PRN in hospital rehabilitation and at long term care facilities. Literally, Mrs. Gluck was a consumer advocate from the womb to the tomb. Other societies include Phi Sigma Alpha in Arts Sciences; Phi Sigma in Biology; Sigma Alpha Eta in Speech and Hearing; Phi Delta Kappa and Delta Kappa Gamma as well as social sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta. An avid lover of music, nature and gardening, she was a member of the McKinley Center Garden Club and the Canton College Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, George B. Sr. and Gertrude (Leonard) Wells; husband, A. William Gluck in 1983. Survivors are son and daughter-in-law, Wm. David and Rebecca Ann Gluck of North Lawrence; daughter and son-in-law, Marcy and Gregg Oehlke of Bloomfield Hills, MI; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher W. and Wendy of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Ian Christopher, Hayden Davis, Eleanor Joy, and Paul Nathanial Gluck; brother, George B. Skip Wells II, of Cuyahoga Falls; sister, Elizabeth Beerman of Oakton, VA; sister-in-law, Jessie Gluck Wolf and family of Pittsford, NY; many dear cousins; friends; and Maddy. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 515 48th St NW, with Rev. Dr. Carey Sloan III officiating. Private family interment will be in North Canton Cemetery. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 515 48th St NW, Canton, OH 44709, or to the Woman's Tuition Grant of the Canton College Club.
Dorothy M. Shaw
Dorothy M. Shaw. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Minister Manley Pierce officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour before services on Friday from 1-2 p.m.
Elaine Marie Oyer
Elaine Marie Oyer, age 60, of Minerva, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at her residence, following a short illness. Born in Amsterdam, OH, August 1, 1941, she was the daughter of Harry and Anne (Jurkiewicz) Sumner of East Rochester, OH. Elaine was the owner of Hoopes Florist in Minerva. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in East Canton, OH and the Cuyahoga Valley Cloggers. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Oyer, whom she married January 9, 1959; her parents; son, Daniel Oyer of Mogadore, OH; daughter, Kellen A. Oyer and friend, David Barnes of Waynesburg, OH; granddaughter, Sonnie Rae Oyer; and grandson, Matthew D. Barnes, both of Waynesburg; sister, Genevieve Drake of Seattle, WA; brother, Howard Sumner of Canton, OH; and brother, Richard Sumner of Richmond, KY. She is preceded in death by daughter, Nannette Lynn Oyer in 1962. Funeral services will be at the Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home in Malvern, OH at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2002, with Rev. Susan Lausch officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Hanoverton, OH. Calling hours will be at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2002.
Florence M. Brown
Florence M. (Gill) Brown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church in N. Canton. Friends may call Thursday (today) 4-8 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home.
Hymie Williams. Funeral services will be Thursday
(today) 1:00 p.m. at Shaaray Torah Synagogue, 432-30th St NW with Cantor Bruce Braun officiating. Interment will be in Canton Hebrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shaaray Torah Synagogue, Agudas Achim Congregation or the Stark County Amateur Hall of Fame.
James A. Livengood
James A. Livengood, age 67, of Navarre, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning in Aultman Hospital from complications following surgery. He was a Navarre area resident for the past 37 years, prior to which he had resided in Canton. He is retired from the Iron Workers Local #550. and was the owner operator of Goodson Auto Frame for a number of years. Member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, William McKinley Lodge #431 FAM, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, VFW Post #5047, Navarre and the Loyal Order of Moose #1102, Brewster. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Livengood, one sister and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, N. Jeanne (Thompson) to whom he was married 33 years; four daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Ken Pafford of Kentucky, Kaye and Gary Harmon of Maryland, Kim and Jerry Burchett of Kentucky, Cindy Henry of Navarre; one son, Douglas Hosfsteter of Texas; his mother, Glenice Livengood of West Virginia; eight grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters. Services will be Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 3 p.m. in the Otterbein United Methodist Church with Pastor Phil Raynes and Rev. Paul Gerycz officiating. Friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on South Cleveland Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 6025 Shepler Church Rd. SW, Navarre, OH 44662 or the McKinley Lodge #431 FAM, 836 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44702.
Linda M. Wilder
Her heart was filled with Energy, Generosity, Love, Graciousness and Joy. Linda Marie Wilder lived her life full of these characteristics, filled the lives of all she touched with the warmth of joy that Jesus commands of us. Linda was born to Marion Wilson and Dennis Tyson in Canton, OH on October 1, 1950. She went home to be with the Lord on January 2, 2002 with the love of her sister, Cheryl; and niece, Jenea' by her side. Linda was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Tyson. Linda was a 1968 graduate of McKinley H.S. Two years after graduation, she married Frank Wilder. There were no children from that union. Linda, however, was always a strong advocate for children of all ages and often served as an informal mentor. She made her passion for education and children a part of her career as well. For 18 years, Linda was employed with Canton City Schools. For many years she worked as head secretary at Crenshaw Junior H.S. Later, she sought employment at Stark County Community Action Head Start where she worked until her passing. Linda dedicated herself to continually nourishing her spirit body and mind. In 1986, she joined Antioch Baptist Church where she served the Lord and sought guidance in her spiritual walk. She enjoyed keeping physically fit through activities of weight training, water aerobics, and many other forms of exercise. In addition, Linda loved exploring cultural activities, gourmet cuisine, reading and travel. Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory include her mother, Marion Wilson; step-father, Robert Wilson; brother, Roy Evans Jr.; sister, Cheryl Evans Lee Freeman; three nephews, Roy Artrell Evans, Lan'don Mar'quis Freeman, Montrell Evans; three nieces, Jenea' Lee, Latrell Evans, and Cherrell Roberts; aunts; uncles and numerous loving family members. Special friends, Jerrel Lee, Jeannette Stewart, Roberta Jarmin, Tiffany Jowers, Victoria Newkirk and Denise Hunt.
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles when the day is done. I'd like to leave an echo, whispering softly down the ways. Of happy times and laughing times, in bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun. I'd like to leave an after glow of happy memories I leave behind when day is done.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 10, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the Antioch Baptist Church, 1103 7th St., NE, Canton, OH 44704 with Rev. Richard L. Jordan officiating. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to services at the church from 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. Brogdon Son is in charge of arrangements.
Michael P. Bernier
Michael P. Bernier, 77, of Maximo, Ohio, passed away at Alliance Community Hospital, 5:00 a.m., January 9, 2002. Born in Canton, Ohio, March 24, 1924, to Albert and Christine (Arpine) Bernier. Survivors include son, David Bernier of Beloit, OH; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe and Edmund Bernier; sister, Sister Mary Clare Bernier. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Gertrude Bernier in 1971; three sons, Raymond in 1988, Daniel in 1995, Michael in 1999; brother, John Bernier of Canton. Calling hours at Walton-Schrader Funeral Home Friday 9:30 a.m. Services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maximo, at 11 a.m., with Father William Bantz officiating. Burial in Fairmount Memorial Park.
Mildred L. Read
Mildred L. Read, age 83, of Canton, died Saturday, Jan 5, 2002. Survived by children, Denny Read, Penny Read and Diane Read; sister, Arlene Shanks. There will be no public services.
Rita P. Lamiell
Rita P. Lamiell, a Canton resident for 52 years, died in her home Tuesday of Cancer. She was 85 years old. Born Rita Jacobs in Youngstown in 1916, Mrs. Lamiell grew up in Akron and Barberton and graduated in 1933 from Barberton High School. In 1941, she married Thomas J. Lamiell of Barberton, and in 1949 they moved to Canton, where they raised nine children. Mr. Lamiell died in 1969. Mrs. Lamiell was a bookkeeper at Central Catholic High School from 1972 until her retirement in 1988, and before that at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville. She was an active member of St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Canton, where she was a member of the Guild, and formerly served on a Lay Advisory Committee for the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. She was a member of St. John's Bereavement Committee. Mrs. Lamiell also served as a volunteer tutor for Project Literacy U.S. (PLUS). She is survived by her children, Ann R. Landy, Judith C. Pedrotty, Janet M. Orth, James T. Lamiell, Christine L. Reinhard, Rosemary E. Russell, Patricia Lamiell, Theresa L. Burnstad and Kathleen Lamiell; and their spouses, Doug, Leslie, John, Andrew, Hugh, and Arte. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and her beloved sister-in-law and life-long friend, Elizabeth Potter. A Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in St. John's Church with Fr. Ronald Klingler as Celebrant. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Catholic Church. St. John's Guild will have a Service Friday at 4:00 p.m.
Robert E. Barress Sr.
Robert E. Barress Sr. Services will be conducted Sat. at 11 a.m. in the Formet-Clevenger Gordon Funeral Home. Friends may call Friday 7-9 p.m. and Sat. 10-11 a.m. before the service.
Robert L. Stevenson
Robert Lewis Stevenson, age 75, of Canton, OH, passed away Tuesday evening in the Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Canton on February 21, 1926, he was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Rosa Lie Stevenson, and a brother, William Stevenson, Jr. Survivors include three sisters and brother-in-law, Mildred Clark of Detroit, MI, Jeanette Stevenson and Gloria and Robert Leonard, all of Canton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 12 noon in the Reed Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour before services on Saturday 11-12 noon.
Robert M. Reading
Robert M. Reading. Funeral services will be Friday, January 11, 2002 at 8 p.m. Spiker-Foster-SHRIVER Funeral Home, Inc., 4817 Cleveland Ave. NW, with Rev. Kenneth Moody-Arndt officiating. Friends may call Friday from 6 p.m. to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church of North Canton, 300 9th Street NW, North Canton, OH 44720.
William B. Jacobs
William B. Jacobs, age 65, of Canton, died early Wednesday morning following an extended illness. Born May 28, 1936, in Niles, to the late Earl and Mildred Jacobs. He graduated from Case Institute of Technology and was a former employee of Goodyear Aerospace, Loral and Lockheed Martin. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of the home; and one son, Jeffrey Jacobs of Canton. Private services will be held for the family.
William Bill Buchanan, 80, of Lillian, AL, passed away Monday, January 7, 2002. Mr. Buchanan was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He often volunteered for his church to visit the sick and elderly. Bill was a member of Marcus Pointe Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna; two sons, Jeff Buchanan and William (Patty) Buchanan, Jr.; daughter, Maggie (Gary) Cramer; two sisters, Hazel Ollis and Etta Jane Neece; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2002 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Pastor Gordon Godfrey, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pensacola Memorial Gardens. PENSACOLA MEMORIAL GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, Pensacola, FL is in charge of arrangements.