Sunday, July 28, 2002
Anabel Richards, age 83, of North Canton, died Friday, July 26, 2002 at St. Luke Lutheran Home. She was born in North Canton on October 19, 1918 and graduated from North Canton High School, Class of 1936. Anabel was an avid sports fan and player in many fields. These included tennis, softball, golf and bowling. She was an enshrinee of the Canton Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1976. She was the first woman to bowl a 700 series on Canton Lanes, an event which took place on October 14,1963. Her 706 series included games of 235, 235 and 236. She gave up bowling in 1982 due to arthritis. Anabel retired from the Hoover Company in 1978 and was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, North Canton. Survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Genevieve and Richard Cochran of North Canton; numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her mother and father, Eldora and Arthur Richards; sisters, Hazel, Sadye and Marcella; and brothers, Lester, Bud, Roger and Jack. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, Uniontown with Rev. Roy Wagner officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ, 415 South Main St., North Canton, OH 44720 or the Canton Amateur Sports Hall of Fame. Arrangements by Karlo Sons Funeral Home.
Bonnie L. Carson
Bonnie L. Carson, age 76, of North Canton, passed away Friday, July 26, 2002. She was born February 9, 1926 at Gilmer County, WV, the daughter of Ethnie and Bertha (Queen) Adams. She was a retired employee of St. Luke's Nursing Home. She was a member of Trinity Gospel Temple in Canton. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth (William) Rinehart, Sherry Carson, both of Canton, OH, and Melinda (Bruce) Stenstrom of El Cajon, CA; two sons, Carl (Sheila) and Rick Carson, both of Canton, OH; three sisters, Nina Snyder of Parkersburg, WV, Lorena Jones of Linn, WV and Alta Hamman of Akron, OH; one brother, Myron (Emogene) Adams of Brookpark, OH; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; long time friend, Cecil Dickson of North Canton. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Carson December 26, 1983; one son, Sgt. Russell Burton Carson in 1969; four sisters; four brothers. Visitation will be Monday, July 29, 5-8 p.m. in the Karlo Sons Funeral Home. Services will be Tuesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. with Br. David Lombardi officiating. Calling hours one hour prior to service. Burial in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Donations may be made in her name to the Diabetes Association.
Cathy Josette Nelson
Cathy Josette Eckelberry Nelson, died recently. Cathy was born on June 10, 1952 in Canton, OH. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur F. Eckelbery Sr. and Anna Grace Eckelberry; and her husband, Paul. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Ann Nelson of Cleveland; and her sons, Sergeant Timothy Phifer, USMC and Floyd Alan Nelson of Cleveland; four sisters, Wanda L. Stiner, of Canton, Julia A. Heiser, of Columbus, Ellen E. Zindl of Long Island, NY, Debbie G. Williams of Laguna Woods, CA; and brother, Arthur F. Eckelberry Jr. of New York City, NY. Donations made be made in Cathy's name to the American Cancer
Society or other charity.
Dominic Franzone (Defran). Beloved husband of Jean M. (nee: Pancaldo). Loving father of Nicolette Stockle (husband, Ted); loving stepfather of Cathy Cefaratti (husband, Wayne Zenobi), Maureen Migliorini (husband, Joseph), Judy Sapanaro and Rick Loconte (wife, Ruth); devoted grandfather, of 17; great-grandfather of nine; dear brother of Carmel Mills, Joanne Lambrakis, Joseph Franzone, John Franzone and the late Evelyn Franzone. Friends may call at the Ferfolia Funeral Home, 356 West Aurora Rd. (Rt. 82) Sagamore Hills for visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. Funeral services Monday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home and at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 10 a.m. Entombment in All Saints Cemetery.
George H. Masters
George H. Masters, age 88, of Hartville, died Thursday evening following an extended illness. He was born August 18, 1913, to the late Charles and Leora Masters. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen, who died August 3, 1998; two grandchildren, Rebecca Freas and Raymond Masters. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Diane Masters of Uniontown; a daughter and son-in-law, Melynda (Sue) and Phil Johnson of Canton; a grandson and his wife, Russell and Shellee Masters; and two grandsons, Brian and Steven Masters, all of North Canton. There will be no funeral services. Friends will be received at the home of Jerry and Diane Masters (phone: 330-305-6962), 11052 Newbury Ave., Uniontown, Sunday, August 4, 3-5 p.m. Burial will take place at Unionport Cemetery, Unionport, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Aultman Hospice.
Judith Duplain, age 67, of Massillon, OH, passed away suddenly Friday morning from an apparent heart attack. Born in Canton on October 24, 1934, she was a 1952 graduate of Timken High School. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Canton, was a former member of the Atwood Yacht Club, and a member of the Canton Art Institute and the Carrousel Association. She had formerly taught ceramics in the North Canton area and as her hobby she enjoyed her ceramics, painting and woodcarving. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Inez Stinson; a son, Rick Duplain; and a sister, Karen Lowry. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Duplain of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kandi and Richard DiFrancesco of Canton and Kim and Thomas Klingaman of Bolivar, OH; one sister, Sandra Quay of Tulsa, OK; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church of Canton with Pastor Kenneth Scheck II officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the Reed Funeral Home Monday 6-9 p.m. and one hour before services at the church on Tuesday 10-11 a.m.
Larry T. Neff
Larry T. Neff, age 44, of Hartville, loving husband, father, son and brother, passed away Friday, July 26, 2002 in Mercy Medical Center following a sudden illness. Larry was born May 6, 1958 in Canton. He was a graduate of Louisville High School and attended St. Louis Catholic Church. He was a fabricator for the Ravenna Aluminum Company. Larry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and gardening. He enjoyed reading, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys and supporting Louisville High School Football. Larry especially took pleasure in the time he spent with family just talking about anything that came to mind. Larry leaves behind his wife of 18 years, Cheryl (Whitacre) of the home; a daughter, Desirae Neff; his mother, Eleanor (Bishop) Neff of Louisville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Gary Hyatt of North Carolina, Gail and Gary Evans of Louisville and Julie and Joseph Teppert of Louisville; five brothers and three sisters-in-law, Chuck Neff, Dan and Kay Neff, Bob and Char Neff, Tom Neff and Mike and Debbie Neff, all of Louisville; a brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Donna Whitacre of Texas; mother and father-in-law, Jan and Ralph McCully of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Gayland C. Neff who passed away March 18, 1992. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Louis Catholic Church with Msgr. Ken Miller officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Monday evening 5-8 p.m. at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Lee W. Kyser
Lee W. Kyser, age 72, of Navarre, OH, passed way Thursday evening, July 25, 2002 in Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Canfield, OH, September 24, 1929 to his parents the late Alvin and Marie (Carter) Kyser, he lived most of his life in the Canton area and was a 1948 graduate of Middlebranch High School. Mr. Kyser was a retired employee of Norfolk and Southern Railway, retiring in 1990 after 39 years of service. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Brewster Moose Lodge and was an avid golfer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his half brother, Gerald Kyser. Survivors include his wife, Donna (Martin) Kyser of the home, to whom he was married 52 years; his eight children and their spouses, Debra and Ron Winters of Canton, OH, Carol and Maurice Scott of Canton, Ralph and Mary Kyser of Louisville, OH, Andrew and Debbie Kyser of Navarre, OH, Steven Kyser of Canton, OH, Nancy Kyser of Phoenix, AZ, Karen Kyser of Canton, OH, Gail and Elliot Faldowski of North Lawrence, OH; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Richard Hummel, Sandra and Gabriel Cuenot, both of Massillon, OH; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Alvin and Patricia Kyser of Oak Harbor, OH, Larry and Mary Jane Kyser of Oregon, OH, Wayne and Carol Rex of Strasburg, OH; his stepmother, Ora Kyser of Lake Wales, FL; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Fr. Joseph Ruggieri officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home Sunday (tonight) 6-9 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Monday from 10-11 a.m.
Melanie Jean (King) Fisher
Melanie Jean (King) Fisher. Funeral services will be Monday 1:00 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in North Canton with Rev. Ken Moody-Arndt officiating. Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery in Paris, Ohio. Friends may call Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home in Canton and one half hour prior to the service at the church (12:30-1:00 p.m.). In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021 or Campus Crusade for Christ, c/o Laurel Kehl 0027218, PO Box 628222, Orlando, FL 32862-8222
Ralph Risner. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Hughes and Rev. David Rodweller officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home Sunday (today) 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and one hour before services on Monday, from 10-11 a.m.
Stephen L. Stolicny, Jr.
Steve Sonny Stolicny, age 66, of Canton, died Friday, July 26, 2002, at Aultman Hospital following a sudden illness. He was born in Canton, OH, to Genevieve (Evans) Stolicny and the late Stephen L. Stolicny, Sr. A resident of Canton all of his life. He was employed by Buckeye Protective Service for the past 11 years as a security guard. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his wife, Carol (Kennedy) Stolicny of the residence; one son and daughter-in-law, Tim (Kathy) Stolicny of Canton; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sherrie (Dave) DePasquale of Massillon, Dee (Jad) DiGenova of Pompano Beach, FL, Sue (Dink) Dinger, Stephie (Greg) Korocedes, all of Canton; two brothers, John Stolicny of Canton and Mick Stolicny of North Canton; ten grandchildren; one great-grandson. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Frank Stolicny. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Welch-Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home with Msgr. Frank A. Carfagna officiating. Private interment will follow at a later date in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services in the funeral home.
Anthony M. Marks
Anthony (Tony) M. Marks, age 74, of Canton, OH, passed away Friday morning at home in the arms of his loving wife, Donna (Newell) Marks and all of his family, following a seven month illness with liver cancer. Tony's wish is to write his own obituary. I was born October 1, 1927 in Providence, RI to the late Louis and Georgianna (Mello) Marks of Acushnet, MA. I've lived in the East Canton, Louisville, Canton, OH area for over 50 years. I retired from Wean United Engineering Co. after 35 years. I served my country with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific on a hospital ship. I loved my music and played all over Stark County, most recently in bluegrass with several bluegrass friends and at bluegrass festivals. I'm leaving behind my love of music to be carried on by all of you. I'm leaving my most precious, devoted, friend and dearest companion, my loving wife of 38 beautiful years together, Donna Marks. My most precious and loving children: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Dale Bosler of East Canton, Donald L. and Karen Bosler of Natick, MA; four daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Sue (Bosler) Nieschwitz of East Canton, Mary Jane (Bosler) and Greg Tack of Louisville; Russanna Marks of Canton, Nancy Jo (Bosler) and Ron Roberts of East Canton; 15 grandchildren, Greg (Theresa) Tack, Valerie (Roger) McPhillen, Zach (Ginger) Bosler, Rebecca J. Tack, all of Louisville, Angela (Eric) Burkett of Alliance, Chris Bosler of Houston, TX, Amy (Erik) Coldwell of Upton, MA, Adam Lee Bosler of Natick, MA, Eric (Rhonda) Tack, Toni (Carlos) Encarnacion, Brad (Kristen) Roberts, all of Canton, Levi B. Roberts, Lucas A. Roberts of East Canton, Jeremiah Bosler and Joeyann Bosler of Wooster; nine-great-grandchildren, Alan Tack, Amanda and Kati McPhillen, Isabelle Bosler, all of Louisville, Alex and Josh Burkett of Alliance, Michal and Jessie Tack, Bradley Roberts, Jr. of Canton. Besides my family, I leave behind my sister, Alice Pacheco, my nephew, Steve Pacheco, my two nieces, Ann Pacheco and Diane (John) Fernandez, all of Massachusetts. My brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, many step-nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. Besides my parents, I had an infant daughter and an adopted son precede me in death. In lieu of flowers, your memorial contributions, I ask you give to my wife, Donna to help her with her financial needs. My wishes are to be cremated and my remains taken care of by my wife, Donna Marks. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. with Paul Rudy, Aultman Hospice chaplain officiating. Friends may call Sunday 2-5 p.m. and one hour before the funeral on Monday. The family wishes to thank Aultman Hospice staff, nurses and especially Chaplain Paul Rudy. Everyone's prayers, cards and flowers meant so much to Tony. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.