Friday, June 21, 2002
Alice M. Marshall
Alice M. Marshall, age 91, formerly of Marietta, GA, died 10 p.m. Wednesday June 19, 2002 in Great Trail Care Center in Minerva following an extended illness. Funeral services are pending at the Gotschall - Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva.
Baby Boy Angelo Charles Rocco
Baby Boy Angelo Charles Rocco, beloved son of Matthew and Jamie (nee Noussias). Beloved grandson of Jacquie and Chuck Rocco, Maria Noussias and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Noussias; great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Andreas H. Costi and Mrs. Josephine Rocco, Mr. William Fretwell and the late Lucy Fretwell and Mrs. Panagiota Noussias. Great-great grandson of Christina Eframedes. Nephew of Jenna and Greg Szoradi. Services Zeis-McGreevey Funeral Home, 16105 Detroit Avenue Monday June 24, at 12 Noon.. Interment to Theodosius Cemetery. Memorials to Fairview-Lutheran Foundation, 20545 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, OH 44116 (Donations to F.E.E.L. Group in memory of Angelo Charles Rocco).
Carolyn Sue Strebel
Carolyn Sue Strebel, age 65, of North Lawrence, died Wed., June 19, 2002 at Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 7, 1936 and had lived most of her life in Canton. She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church of Canton, enjoyed crafts and gardening and spending time with her eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Windsor and Mildred (Christy) Strebel, one sister and one brother. She is survived by her daughter Pamela Simmons of Canal Fulton, daughter and son in law, Cindy and Clarence Sedlock of Canal Fulton, and daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Andy Kanters of Massillon, one brother Frank Strebel of Florida, one sister Ihlarea Bonnell of Arizona, and grandchildren, Christopher, Courtney, and Colbey Sedlock, Eian and Bayleigh Simmons, Sheena Miner, and Drew and Jake Kanters. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 12 Noon at Heitger Funeral Service - Jackson Chapel , 5850 Wales Rd. N.W., Jackson, Twp., with Rev. Timothy Mishler officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton. Visitation will be prior to the service on Saturday from 10 A.M. to Noon at the funeral home.
Earl M. Smith
Earl M. Smith, age 80, of Navarre, OH, passed away Wednesday evening in the Country Lawn Nursing Home following an extended illness. Born in Versailles, PA on May 16, 1922 he was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a retired auto body repairman, having worked for 40 years at various Canton new car agencies until retiring in 1975. He was a member of Perry Christian Church and a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #47 FAM. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Beulah Smith, two brothers, Jack and William Smith, three sisters, Edna Stabler, Marie LaFollette and Rose Muic and his former wife, Virginia I. Smith. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald E. and Patricia Smith of Orlando, FL, Dale A. and Karen Smith of Navarre and Kevin L. and Lisa Smith of Canton and his daughter, Kelly L. Vermillion of Canton; one sister, Hazel Harter of Phoenix, AZ; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Derek Moran officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours at the funeral home on Sunday 7-9 p.m.
James M. Turner
James M. Turner. age 87, of Magnolia, passed away Thursday morning in Mercy Medical Center after a short illness. Born a son of the late Benjamin and Sadie Porter Turner, he had been a life resident of the area. He was a graduate of Bowling Green Business College and served with the United States Army during World War II. Between 1946 and the mid 1970's, Mr. Turner owned the Malvern Variety Store and Turner's V J in East Sparta and the Crossroads Shopping Center. He retired in 1979 as the owner/operator of the James M. Turner Co. in Mineral City. Following retirement, he worked for Buckeye Barns, Inc. for 20 years . He was the Sunday School Superintendent at Malvern Methodist Church during the 1960's and was a member of American Legion Post #375 in Malvern and the Canton Baptist Temple. Preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Veotra Turner; and by four sisters; and three brothers. Survived by his wife, Era Turner, with whom he celebrated their 13th Wedding Anniversary on March 10, 2002; two daughters and sons-in-law, Fay and Joseph Phillips, of Chattanooga, TN, and Fanola and David Champer, of Dalton; one stepdaughter, Brenda Smith and her husband Don, of Canton; one stepson, Jerry Detchon and his wife Rose, of Uniontown; five grandchildren, Raenell, Brian, Shawn, Jay and Ashley; seven step-grandchildren, Lurie, Bob, Bill, Don, Shawn, Leza, and Venus; four great-grandchildren and ten step great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Louise Williams. Services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home with Dr. Harold Henninger officiating. Friends may call two hours before the service, 9-11 a.m., in the funeral home. Interment in East Sparta Cemetery.
Kenneth G. Burkhart, of Canton, died Wednesday in Aultman Hospital after a long illness. Born in Belmont County, OH, he had been a Canton resident since 1956. He was retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service, and was also retired from the Hoover Co. with 22 years of service. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, the Canton Elks Lodge, the Canton Moose Lodge and the North Canton Eagles. Survived by his wife, Bernadine (Mac) Burkhart; a daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Robert Palumbo of Plant City, FL; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Karren and Ray Stouffer of Canton; a stepson, Gary McCormick of Eustis, FL; three grandchildren, Karren and Kelli Palumbo, and Susan Petillo; a great-granddaughter, Savanna Petillo and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Bernice and Hubert Rawley and Audrey Bell, all of Barnsville, OH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. John's Catholic Church with Fr. Ronald Klingler as celebrant. Entombment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call Friday (tonight) 7-9 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148.
Olin Griffin, age 60, of East Canton, died Thursday morning in his home. Son of the late Jay and Ruby (Crites) Griffin. He was an East Canton area resident since 1970. Employed by Koch-Knight LLC and was formerly employed by Stark Ceramics for 35 years. Member of the East Canton Church of God and the East Canton Lions Club for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. (McMullen) to whom he was married 40 years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Tricia Griffin of East Canton, Jeffrey and Julie Griffin of Waynesburg; two daughters and a son-in-law, Julie and Paul Modany of Midland, PA., Lisa Griffin of the home; 10 grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Betty Griffin, William and Vickie Griffin all of Canton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Lewis Street of Canton, Carol and Robert Mosley of Hilton Head, SC; two step-sisters and spouse, Donna and Mike Hammerling of Canton, Kathy Oxier of Canton; three step-brothers and spouses, Mike and Chris Oxier, Ronnie and Sharon Oxier all of Canton, Steve Oxier of Hilton Head, SC; numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Myers - Kreighbaum - Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton with Pastor James L. Snyder officiating. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Sunday 3-6 p.m.
Richard Fuller, age 63, of Massillon, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at Massillon Community Hospital, following a sudden illness. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Heitger Funeral Service-Massillon Chapel, 639 First St. NE. Additional arrangements will be announced.
Shelvy J. Greavu
Shelvy J. Greavu, age 65, of Canton, died Wednesday in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 2, 1936 in Cadiz, OH to the late Woodrow W. and Nellie V. (Lyons) Manbeck. She was a resident of Canton most of her life and a graduate of McKinley High School. Formerly employed by Perry Rubber and owner/operator of Greavu Family Care Center and the Sugar Shack. Member of Bethel Temple and the Canton South AARP. She enjoyed doing crafts. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Greavu, Jr., in 1989; one sister, Virginia Battista. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Roger Sickafoose of Canton; grandson and spouse, Greg and Donna Sickafoose of Canton; one great-granddaughter, Deanna Sickafoose of Canton; one sister, Ret Bigler of Canton; several nieces and nephews. Services will be Monday, June 24, 2002 at 10 a.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave., with Pastor Robert Graber officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Sunday 2-5 p.m.