Tuesday, June 25, 2002
A. A. Tony Hadbavny
A.A. Tony Hadbavny, age 88, of Canton, passed away Saturday June 22, 2002 at Park Village Health Care Center in Dover after a brief illness. Born in Black Top, OH. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. A retired employee of the The Timken Co. and H H Auto Parts. A member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, FOE McKinley Aerie #2370 and the Elks BPOE North Canton Lodge #2029, where he held the office of Tiler and was an avid bowler. Preceded in death by his wife, Frances E. Hadbavny; parents, Kalman and Veronica Hadbavny; three brothers, John, Stephen and Joseph Hadbavny; two sisters, Mary Sally Ambro and Anne Bergner. Survived by three sisters and a brother-in-law, Pauline Goda of Rocky River, Sister M. Barbara Wilma Hadbavny of Wisconsin, Barbara and Sylvester Breznak of Dover; sister-in-law, Martha M. Schell of Canton; several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Celebrant will be Rev. Joseph Ruggieri. Entombment in Sunset Hills Burial Park will be private. Calling hours Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Welch-Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home.
Arthur E. Postel
Arthur E. Postel, age 80, of Canton, passed away Monday, June 24, 2002 after a lengthy illness. Born in Davenport, Iowa, he was the son of the late Arthur E. and Lillian M. (Struve) Postel. Art retired in 1985 as Vice President from Shafer Mechanical in San Antonio, TX. He served his country in W.W. II in the U.S. Navy. Survived by his wife, Norma J. Donaldson Postel; daughters, Veronica Postel and Caroline Carpenter of Phoenix, AZ; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Cathie Postel of Kentucky; sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Robert Scott of Texas; nephews, Dr. Greg Postel, Dr. Cliff Scott and Andrew Scott. Also survived by Corey and Kathy Donaldson, Carol and Greg Eisenbrei, six grandchildren, and many grandnieces and nephews. Services will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Schneeberger Funeral Home. Private burial will be in Fairmount Memorial Park, Alliance, OH. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. prior to services. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Doris Marteney, 78, of Minerva, died Monday, June 24, 2002, at Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH. Born in Pleasant Grove, OH, on Wednesday, June 11, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Floyd W. and Evelyn (Donley) Berry. She was a housewife, a member of Mt. Zion Church of God in Minerva and the AARP. She is survived by her husband, Perry Marteney, whom she married January 21, 1944; son, Perry Marteney of Minerva; daughters, Betty (Stanley) Wendell and Ruthie Harsh of Carrollton, Beverly Bear of Hanover, OH; brothers, Harry Berry and Paul Berry of Carrollton; sister, Clyda Yates of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by six brothers; two sisters; two granddaughters. Funeral Services will be held at Mt. Zion Church of God in Minerva at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002, with Rev. Wayne P. Hafley officiating. Burial will be in Heritage Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be held Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church of God. Family requests donations to Mount Zion Church of God. Friends can register at www.legacy.com. Bartley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Y. Davis
Doris Y. Davis, age 79, of Canton, died early Sunday morning in the home. Born July 10, 1922 in Canton to the late William and Margaret Slusser.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and attended the Sarah Adult Day Care Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Davis; one son, Dennis Davis; one daughter, Denise Davis; and her brother, Ben Slusser. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Patty Davis of Canton; six grandchildren, Rachel, Ed, Tristin, Ritchie, Dale C. and Tricia; one great-grandchildren; and her son-in-law, Stan Evans, Jr. of Alliance. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Calling hours in the funeral home Wednesday two hour prior to services from 6-8 p.m.
Dorothy E. Burris
Dorothy E. (Wright) Burris, age 89, of Massillon, died Thursday morning in Massillon Community Hospital following an extended illness. Born Aug. 3, 1912, in North Industry to the late William and Catherine (Berlyoung) Wright. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Burris in 1991; three brothers, Arthur, Lawrence and Joseph; two sisters, Erma and Leona. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Kate and Dick Noggle of Canton, Jean and Ed Jellel of Bradenton, FL, Jane and Chuck Ellenberger of Massillon, Rita and Art Maurer of Magnolia; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harry Pete and Janet Burris of Massillon, Jim and Kathy Burris of Canton and Roy Burris of Bradenton, FL; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held for the family.
Garret J. Nidy
Garret Joseph Nidy, age 4, of Willoughby. Born, May 19, 1998 in Cleveland and passed away June 21, at the Cleveland Clinic. Survived by his parents, Joseph and Joanne (Patrizi); his sisters, Emma and Claire; grandparents, Carol and Joseph Patrizi of Lyndhurst, Alan Nidy of North canton, Beverly Nidy of Massillon; his uncles and aunts, Joe Patrizi, Jr. of Lyndhurst, James and Melissa Patrizi of Stow, Doug and Kim Nidy of North Canton; his cousins Jake and Kyla Nidy of North Canton. Garret was a special friend to all whose lives he touched. Interment in All Souls Cemetery. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Willoughby United Methodist Church. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Fioritto Funeral Home, 5236 Mayfield Rd. Lyndhurst (east of Richmond Rd.). Contributions in Garret's memory are suggested to, the Garret Nidy Memorial Fund, c/o Hillcrest Educational Credit Union, 5233 Wilson Mills Rd., Richmond Heights, OH 44143.
Harold L. Mylius
Dr. Harold L. Mylius, age 79, of North Canton, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, in Altercare of Canton after a brief illness. Dr. Mylius overcame a life-threatening illness in early childhood which left him permanently disabled. Through the support of his living parents, Oscar and Myrtle Mylius (deceased); his sister, Roberta Mylius-Oden (deceased); and his brothers, Ralph Mylius (deceased) and James Mylius; as well as his sheer strength of spirit and never-waning determination, he not only survived against insurmountable odds, but went on to live a full life. Dr. Mylius put himself through college at Ohio State University where he attended the School of Optometry. Thereafter, he embarked on a career spanning more than 35 years providing gentle optometric care to generations of loyal patients in Canton and North Canton, Ohio. He was joined in practice by life-friend, John D. Underwood. He will be much missed by his wife; his five children; their loving spouses; and his 13 beautiful grandchildren, the accomplishments of whom he was most proud. Survivors include his wife, Myrna (Hogue) Mylius of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Chrisrtophe Prou of St. Jean D'Illac, France, Dr. Jennifer and John Ridge of Middletown, OH, and Myrna and Eric Shuster of Boardman, OH; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold J. and Amy Mylius of Crystal Lake, IL., and John and Kathy Mylius of Framingham, MA; 13 grandchildren; brother, James E. Mylius of North Canton. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Karlo and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. William Booth officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like Dr. Mylius to be remembered most for the constant example he provided of courage, compassion, patience, valor, grace, and humor. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olivet Boys Home, c/o Grace United Church of Christ, 2300 Cleveland Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44709 or Partners with Youth, c/o North Canton Community YMCA, 200 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720.
Jack Billman, Sr.,
Jack London Billman, Sr., age 80, of Canton, passed away June 23, 2002 in Aultman Hospital. Born in Canton he was the son of the late Frank and Blanche Billman and was a graduate of McKinley High School. An U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, he worked as an independent truck driver. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose 233, Canton Eagles, VFW, DAV, Army Navy Club and Amvets. Preceded in death by four brothers; two sisters. He is survived by Helen M. Harper; friend and companion; son, Jack Billman, Jr. of Akron; step-daughter, Patty Connell of Akron; three grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Earl B. Jack Funeral Home. Burial Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday 4-7 p.m.
Joseph P. Liberti
Joseph P. Liberti, 81, of 164 Beau Chemin, Louisville, died on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 2:40 a.m. at his home. Born in Alliance, on December 20, 1920, he had lived most all of his life in the Alliance area, moving to Louisville in 2000. A 1939 graduate of Alliance High school, he retired from the Alliance Post Office in 1976 after 30 years of service. Mr. Liberti was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Air Force and was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo. Survivors include his wife, Pauline (Corbisella) Liberti, whom he married on January 27, 1945; a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Paula) Harrison of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three sons, David Liberti of Louisville, Thomas Liberti of Phoenix, AZ, and Gary Liberti of Des Moines, IA; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, Sante and Francesca (Martinelli) Liberti; and a brother Armond. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. William Bantz as celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at Highland Memorial Park. There are no calling hours. The Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg Ave, Alliance.
Lillian M. (Shear) (Palmer) Barnhouse (R.N.), age 83, formerly of Canton, OH, and more recently a resident of Arizona passed away Saturday morning, June 22, 2002 in Alterra Clarebridge Facility, Tempe, AZ, following a brief illness. born in Canton, OH, September 26, 1918 to her parents the late Frank and Mildred (Leggett) Shear and was a great-granddaughter of Peter Shear. She was a 1936 graduate of McKinley High School and a 1939 graduate of Aultman Hospital School of Nursing. She was self-employed as a private duty nurse for 40 years retiring in 1965. Mrs. Barnhouse was a charter member of Greenwood Christian Church, Ladies' Shrine of Canton, Kadesh Court of Ladies' Oriental Shrine, Ohio and various County Genealogiccal Societies. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Arnold O. Barnhouse in 1996. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Suzanne Barnhouse of Strongsville, OH; two grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Roy (Bud) and Marybelle Shear of Tyler, TX. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 10 a.m. June 29, 2002 in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Bancroft officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home Friday 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in her name to Southwest Austim Research Center, 1002 East McDowell Road, Suite A., Phoenix AZ 85006.
Mabel V. Waltenbaugh. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. in North Lawn Cemetery with Dr. Chester Harris officiating. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Dueber United Methodist Church. The Reed Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Mary (Pittinger) Housley, age 76, passed away Saturday June 22, 2002. she was born in Akron. Margaret was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert; sons, James (Patricia), Thomas (Joyce), Charles (Caroline), Donald (Janene); daughters, Jean (John) Ridenour, Susan (Mark) ; grandchildren, Philip, Daniel, Justin, Lauren, Jonathan, Kelly, Lindsey, Kyle, Courtney, Natalie and Corinne. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home, 95 W. Waterloo Rd. and 10 a.m. in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Interment in Holy cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 4-8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.
Margaret Maru Catherine Johnson, age 83, passed away June 23, 2002 in Rose Lane
Health Care Center. Born in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Bernhard and Ada Stecher. She had lived in the Canton area most of her life. She was a member of the Army and Navy Club, William F. Cody, Chapters 150 and 272, past president of Auxiliary 272, DAV, Chapter 50, Alliance, American Legion, Louisville. Preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Salewsky; son, Wilson Salewsky, Jr. She is survived by a son, Wesley Salewsky; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Sherry) DeCost; son-in-law, Frank Leasure; daughter-in-law, Linda Salewsky, all of Canton; sister, Sarah Scott of Louisville; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday 6-8 p.m. in the Earl B. Jack funeral Home. Services will be held at 8 p.m. with Rev. Norman Dew officiating. Her wishes were to be cremated.
Ronald E. Brandon
Ronald Eugene Brandon, 58, of Scio, died Saturday, June 22, 2002 at his home. Born in Abilene, TX on June 26, 1943, he was the son of the late Lester and Mildred Brandon. He worked as a telephone contractor for Tom's Installations, attended Freedom Church of Scio and was a veteran in the United States Army having served in the Vietnam War. He is survived by brothers, Lester M. Brandon Jr., Michael W. Brandon, Terry R. Kurtz, Daniel W. Zydel and Deborah J. Kurtz (Young) all of Florida and his companion Arda Hawkins. He is preceded in death by his sister, Sandy. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at the Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home in Malvern, with William Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. at the funeral home.
Shirley A. Rodgers
Shirley A. Rodgers, age 73, of Stockbridge, GA., died June 22, 2002. Mrs. Rodgers was born December 14, 1929, daughter of the late James Lewis and Jane Lee Lewis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Rodgers. Survivors include her daughter, Shannon Kathleen Trotter of Augusta, GA; sons, Michael Vincent Rodgers of Stockbridge, GA., and James Lawrence Rodgers of Athens, GA; sisters, Carolyn Doney and Donna Pearce both of Massillon, OH; sister, Rhonda Caiazza of North Canton, OH; three grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday June 26th, from Peachtree Memorial Park in Norcross, GA., with Msgr. Terry Young officiating. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com. Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough/Stockbridge is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley J. Gainer
Shirley J. Gainer, age 56, of 2701 Long Ave. NE, Canton, passed away early Monday morning in the Mercy Medical center following a seven year illness. Born Dec. 18, 1945 in Grafton, WV. She was of Methodist faith. Preceded in death by her parents, Oney and Florinda Mayle; granddaughter, Veronica Gainer. Survived by her husband, Bradford Gainer, Jr. whom she married Dec. 10, 1978; four daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Adkins of Canton, Shelly Gainer of East Liverpool, sandy and John Miller of Canton, Jennifer and Rick Freeze of Grafton, WV; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley and Joy Gainer of Greentown, Jeff and Roberta Mayle of Stafford, VA; three sisters, Marcia (Luddy) Mayle of Newark, Zeldine Dalton of Canton, Karen Kennedy of Louisville; three brothers, Alfred Mayle of Louisville, Kenneth and Timothy Mayle, both of Grafton, WV; 18 grandchildren. Funeral services will Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Waltner-Simchak Funeral Home with Rev. Waitman McCartney officiating. friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial in Evergreen Memorial Park.
William Q. McCauley
William Q. McCauley, age 68, of Alliance, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2002, at his home. He was born in Louisville, OH., August 16, 1933, to the late Austin and Rosa E. (Barringer) McCauley. Bill retired from LTV Steel in 1996, after 40 years of service. He was formerly active in the Little Leopard Program of Louisville, and was an avid gardener. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Kathleen, Caroline and Dorothy Ann; two brothers, Chuck and Austin; one great-granddaughter, Cheyne Greenleif. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mable and Robert Greenleif of Tennessee, Myra and Terry Lynch of Carrollton, Martha and Chuck Asplin of East Canton, Chris and Marty Smith of Minerva; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Jill McCauley II of Homeworth, Charles and Elizabeth McCauley of Stow, OH; two sisters, Mable Pumneo of Brewster, OH., Patty Clark of Michigan; three brothers, John and Clyde McCauley both of Louisville, Jerry McCauley of Minerva; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Stier-Israel Funeral Home of Louisville with Pastor Frank Gross officiating. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Louisville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alliance Chapter of Relay for Life, in care of the family.
William W. Long
William W. Long, age 83, of Minerva, died Sunday morning, June 23, 2002, in his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1918, in Salem to Wallace and Inez (Jewell) Long. He retired as a Contact Metallurgist from the Babcock Wilcox Co., Tubular Products Division, in Alliance after 40 years of service. He was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in New Franklin. During his years of membership there he served as a Sunday School Teacher, as Sunday School Superintendent, on the Church Council and for a number of years was Financial Secretary. He was Past Master of Homeworth Lodge #499 FAM, a Past Patron of the former Homeworth Chapter #553 Order of the Eastern Star, and also a Past Patron of Esther Chapter #120 in Minerva. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton and the Eastern Star Men's Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Lucille (Morrison) Long, whom he married Oct. 8, 1954; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Marta Long of Alliance; four grandchildren, Missy Merryman, Mark, Ryan and O'Neal Long; a great-grandchild, Madison Lilley. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathryn Gabriel and Betty Wolpert; a brother, Lowell Long. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church in New Franklin with Pastor David Craig officiating. Burial will be in Moultrie Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday (tonight) 7-9 p.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva. Masonic services at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. John's Lutheran Church, 16495 Lisbon St. NE, Minerva, or the Alliance Hospice.
Donald E. Ferguson
Donald E. Ferguson, age 62, of North Canton, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, in Mercy Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1957-1963. He was the co-founder and co-owner of Electra-Tarp Inc., from 1974-1985; currently employed as Contracts Manager at Goodwill Industries. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Virginia Ferguson. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Rowena (Kimes) Ferguson of the home; son, Todd Michael of North Canton; daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Dave Boiarski of Uniontown, and Kelly and Lance Wilkinson of North Canton; grandchildren, Tyler, Courtney, Beau and Brooke; brothers, Robert Ferguson of Alliance, Kenneth Ferguson of Portsmouth and Thomas Ferguson of North Canton. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in Karlo Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Ferguson officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 925 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720.