Betty L. Lovern
Betty L. Lovern, 86, went home to be with the Lord on January 29, 2008. She was born June 21, 1921 in Wellsville, OH. She was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple. Betty enjoyed bowling, needlework, quilting, sewing, and bingo.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, one sister, and granddaughter, Lorrie Howe. She is survived by her son, Thomas (Diane) Lovern of GA; daughters, Ellen Lovern, Janice (Bill) Lockhart and Mary Lackey; sisters, Helen Christian, Freda Tomilson, and Shirley Shaw; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family would like to express special thanks to the nurses and staff of Rose Lane and Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. Map to funeral home, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. John Henniger officiating. Interment at East Liberty Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in care of Bacher Funeral Home, in memory of Betty.
Betty Lee Harvey (nee Dial)
Born May 9, 1933 in Athens, Georgia, “Nanie,” as she was called by those who loved her, passed on to her next life in heaven January 1, 2008.
Betty graduated from Coventry High School in 1951 and lived all of her adult life enjoying the Portage Lakes lifestyle with her husband, Lewis Lee Harvey. Betty raised five children while helping her husband build a successful business, “Cabinet Craft.” Betty would surely like to thank her family and friends for giving her the most enjoyable life one could imagine.
Awaiting her heavenly arrival are Betty’s parents, Homer and Grace Dial, Sally and Dutch Pearson, and her loving son, Gary. She will be greatly missed by son, Scott (Kathy); daughters, Jody Harvey (Michael), Gail (Steve) Romesberg, Sally Harvey (Ron); grandchildren, Jamie, Crystal, Scotty, Candice, Nathan, and Johnny.
Special thanks to Bath Manor Special Care, Akron General, and the in home nursing of Kathy, Laura, and Susan. Your love was deeply appreciated.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. Map to funeral home, on Monday from 5 to 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with services beginning at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Lockwood Cemetery.
Billie Morris Abshire
Billie Morris Abshire, 80, passed away January 2, 2008. He was born April 15, 1927 in Pikeville, KY. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for the City of Akron for 30 years. He enjoyed building model airplanes and woodworking.
Billie was preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta; brother, Charles; sisters, Geneva and Loraine. He is survived by his wife of two years, Barbara; son, Kenneth; daughter, Drena Sue (Benny) Blizzard; step-daughter, Lynda Hammond; grandchildren, Danielle and Kendra; great-grandchildren, Gracie, Aaron, and Tara; and special cousin, Bill Abshire Jr.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. Map to funeral home, on Sunday, January 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m., Rev. John Henniger officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Bruce R. Ramsey
NORTON, Ohio - Bruce R. Ramsey,66, passed away May 15, 2004. He was born July 19, 1937 in Titusville, PA but resided in the community most of his life. Bruce worked for PPG Industries for 25+ years until his retirement in 1988. In recent years he was self employed. Bruce was an active member of the Barberton Kiwanis and was an avid golfer.
Bruce was preceded in death by his mother, Edythe Ramsey and daughter-in-law Therese Littlejohn.
He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Barbara; children, Lori Labbe, Clark (Dani) Ramsey, Paula (Matthew) Snyder and Kenneth (Menda) Ramsey. Bruce is also survived by Barbara’s children, Carole (Howard) Higley, Peter Littlejohn, Robert (Donna) Littlejohn, David (Sue) Littlejohn, Michael (Lisa) Littlejohn; father, Paul Ramsey; sister, Carole (Gene) Howes; brothers, Robert (Sandy) Ramsey, Mark (Dorothy) Ramsey and 21 grandchildren.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, NORTON on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Private burial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving reference # 6283-1853 101 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA 94104.
Catherine L. Benner, 77, passed away at St. Luke’s Lutheran Community under the care of Hospice on August 5, 2004.
She was born November 13, 1926 in Akron. An avid golfer, Kaye worked as an office worker for Trail Mobile and was a member of the Akron Business Women’s Club.
Preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, George, she is survived by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends, Carol Freeland, Belinda and Bryan Pugh, and Beverly and Robert McQuown.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., with services beginning at 11 a.m., with Dr. John Thielenhaus officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
Charles R. Miller
NORTON, Ohio - Charles Ray Miller, 78, went home to be with the Lord on January 30, 2006.
He was born on May 6, 1927 in Akron. Charles was a U. S. Navy Veteran serving in WWII. He worked in the Research Department at Firestone Tire & Rubber for 46 1/2 years. He was a faithful member of Hope United Methodist Church and loved working in his vegetable and flower gardens.
Charles was preceded in death by parents, Paul and Iva Miller and brother Harold. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Elizabeth; daughters, Donna (Robert) Salisbury, Susan Miller and Janet (Richard) Willse; grandchildren, Callie (Aaron) Butcher, Valerie Stringfield, Kevin, Allison and Meredith Willse; sister, Marjorie (Richard) Tenney; sisters-in-law, Emily Green, Ruth Honaker, Nancy Mackin and Judith Sanders.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice Care and special friends, Grace and John Lawrence for their loving care of our family.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, NORTON Map To funeral home on Thursday, February 2, 2006 from 4 to 8 p.m., where services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Kenneth Bailles and Jim Epling officiating. Inurnment will take place at the convenience of the family at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope United Methodist Church, 2650 Cory Avenue, Akron, OH 44314 or Hospice Care, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333 in memory of Charles.
Charles Vincent Pillitiere
PORTAGE LAKES - Charles Vincent Pillitiere, 94, passed away Jan. 9, 2006. He was born Oct. 21, 1911 in Kittanning, PA, but was a lifetime resident of Portage Lakes. He was a 1930 graduate of Garfield High School, served in the Army Corps of Engineers in the European Theater during World War II, and owned Charles V. Pillitiere Painting and Decorating. Charles was a charter member of St. Francis De Sales Church from 1951 to present, where he served as an usher and altar boy. He was a former president and current member of the Portage Lakes Kiwanis and had served as Santa for their Santa Delivery for 30 years.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Wilma; sister, Mary Sibbio; brothers, Ignatius, Robert, and Arthur Pillitiere. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles R. and Carol, Joe and Kim, Len and Phyllis; sister, Ann Pillitiere; brother, Joe (Marty) Pillitiere; grandchildren, Charles, Anthony, Heather (Eric) Hennon, Matthew, and Holly; great-grandson, Eric Vincent Hennon; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. TODAY, Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at St. Francis De Sales Church, 2009 Manchester Rd. at 12 noon. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Charles W. Allen
AKRON, Ohio - Charles W. Allen, 79, passed away April 11, 2006. He was born May 30, 1926 in Ishpeming, Michigan in the U.P. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II; earned a degree in Business at Lehigh University in 1950 and was a member of Kappa Sigma. He retired from Ford Motor Company, Walton Hills after 30 years of service where he was as manager of the Data Processing Department. He lived many years in the Aurora Shores area but moved to Akron in 1991. One of the highlights of his life of which he was proud was raising and showing a Doberman Pinscher, Highbriar Willo of Allenwood, who won Best of Show in Kansas City, Missouri.
Friends who knew Charles describe him as intelligent, gentle, kind, and polite. He made a point of remembering names and loved to keep up with current events as well as history. He was an avid skier, loved boating, driving race cars and enjoyed watching football and baseball games.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marian Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Cynthia (George) Mikulyuk; sons, C. Gregory (Stephanie) Allen and Corey (Renee) Allen; step-children, Diane (Thomas) Clark and Michael (Cheryl) Weaver; grandchildren, Conner Allen, Ryan, Taylor, Kristen, and Jared Clark, Michele, LeAnne, and Samantha Weaver; brother, John (Shirley) Allen of Grants Pass, Oregon; sister, Marcia (James) Miller of Katonah, NY; many nieces and nephews; and his special friend, Miniature Schnauzer, Figley.
Funeral services will be held at the Bacher Funeral Home Map To This Location, 3326 Manchester Rd. on Monday, April 17 at 1 p.m., Pastor Dwight Strickland officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norton Baptist Church Building Fund (roof) or the American Stroke Association, in memory of Charles.
Charlotte M. Willey
Charlotte M. Willey, 100, passed away on July 8, 2004.
Mrs. Willey was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born in Myersdale, PA., March 15, 1904 and was a charter member of the Norton Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by her husband Harold of 52 years, her three brothers and sister. She is survived by her sons, James (Margaret) and Robert (Corrine); brother Harold (Mary Margaret) Shockey; sister, Verda (Nelson) Werner; grandchildren, Carolyn (Delbert) Mack, Mark Willey, Jill (Dennis) Miller, Jennifer (Les) Leon; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, where services will be held on Saturday at 10:00am with Reverend Dwight Strickland officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Clarence A. Starr
Norton - Clarence A. “Tiny” Starr, 76, passed away April 21, 2004. Clarence was born in Woodsfield, Ohio and served in the United States Air Force from 1946 to 1947. He moved to the Norton area in 1950 and was a longtime member of the Akron Baptist Temple. Clarence loved gardening and golfing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Clara Starr; sisters, Helen, Opal and Edith; and brothers, Vernon and Roy. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Fern; daughters, Sharon (Jeff) McNab of Norton, Debbie (Dale) Davis of Norton; brother, Ralph Starr of Fort Pierce, FL.; sister, Lucy (Franklin) Mallett of Miamisburg, OH; grandchildren, Kelly (Donovan) Osborne, Kari (Pat) Sullivan, Mark McNab (fiancee, Jackie), Bethany and Caitlin Davis; great-grandchildren, Logan Osborne, Morgan and Braden Sullivan.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Petrus, the 5th floor Oncology Department at Akron General, the Visiting/Hospice Nurses and the Hospice Care Center for their loving care of Clarence. Memorials may be made to The Hospice Care Center at 3358 Ridgewood Road; Akron, OH 44333 or to The Akron Baptist Temple Youth Mission Fund at 2324 Manchester Road; Akron, OH 44314 in memory of Clarence.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dallas Billington officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Clarence T. Lutz
Clarence T. Lutz, 81, passed away December 25, 2007. He was born April 8, 1926 in Akron. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a greeter at the Akron Baptist Temple.
Clarence is survived by his ex-wife, Doris; sons, Glenn and Gary Lutz; daughter, Gail Lutz; brothers, Gene and Wayne (Betty) Lutz; sister, Millie Lutz; grandchildren, Shannon (Phil) Shook, Jim Hutchinson, and Derrik Lutz.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. Map to funeral home, on Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., with services beginning at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Akron Baptist Temple General Fund, in memory of Clarence.