Thursday, June 20, 2002
Albert W. Dearth
Albert W. Bill Dearth, age 74, of 155 Arrow Rd., Carrollton, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, in Aultman Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Allmon-Dugger Hively Funeral Home in Carrollton with Rev. Mark Statler officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Bettie (Timko) DiSabatino, age 73, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2002. Mrs. DiSabatino was born in Danora, PA., on October 18, 1928, to the late Joseph and Mary Timko. She was employed as a data input operator with the Wilmington Trust Co. for 24 years, retiring in 1989. She was very devoted to her family and was a great lover of animals. Mrs. DiSabatino is survived by her husband of 52 years, Felice Phil DiSabatino; her sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip and Kathy of Dagsboro, DE., David and Ruthann of Newark, DE., and Paul and Amy Wilmington, DE; her sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Les Dahler of North Canton, OH; and her grandchildren, Kira, Andrew, David Jr., Daniel and Sara. Funeral services and entombment were held in Wilmington, DE. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the DiSabatino family, c/o Arcaro Funeral Home, 2309 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805.
Betty Jean Hook
Betty Jean Hook (nee Boughton), age 78, of Twinsburg, beloved wife of Robert T. Hook, loving mother of Thomas Earl and Gerald Robert (Grace) Hook, dear grandmother of Catherine and Michelle, dear sister of Robert and Joyce Boughton, died Tuesday June 18, 2002. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2002 at Johnson-Romito, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 521 Broadway, Bedford, OH, where friends will be received Friday, 2-4 7-9 p.m. Private burial to be held.
Catherine G. Wise
Catherine G. Wise, age 92, formerly of Massillon, passed away June 16, 2002 in Reed City, MI. She was a former school teacher and was a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Massillon. Preceded in death by three husbands, Ferd Mark, Dr. John R. Rohrbaugh and Burdette Wise. Survivors include her son, Dr. Philip Rohrbaugh of Cedar falls, IA; daughter, Jean Miller of Reed City, MI; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister. A private burial will be held in the chapel at Sunset Hills Burial Park on Thursday, June 27, at 1 p.m. There will be no calling hours and the Reed Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles L. Fomich
Charles L. (Chuck) Fomich. Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20th at Trinity Gospel Temple, 1612 Tuscarawas Street, Canton, OH 44703. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the church. The Spiker-Foster-SHRIVER Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donna (Swan) Welker. A memorial service celebrating Donna's life will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2002, in Greenwood Christian Church, 4424 Frazer Ave. N.W., with Rev. Tony Amerine officiating. A private interment will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 13907 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618, which was one of Donna's Favorite charities. The Spiker-Foster-SHRIVER Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edward Van Almen
Edward William Van Almen, age 66, of Canton, passed away June 18, 2002 in his home after a long illness. Born in Canton he was the son of the late Robert and Loretta Van Almen. An U.S. Navy Veteran, he lived in the Canton area most of his life. Preceded in death death by a son, Jimmy. He is survived by four sons, Ed, Bob, Dan, and Todd all of Canton; daughter, Tammy Van Almen of Canton; many grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Marilyn Van Almen of North Canton; life-partner, Ruth Miller. Special Thanks to dear friends, Marlene, Tony, Joicelynn, Ron and all the wonderful people at Mulligan's Pub. The Earl B. Jack Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. His wishes were to be cremated.
Evelyn Effie Frank
Evelyn Effie Frank. Memorial Services will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Dr. C. Herschel Gammill, Bishop officiating. There will be no calling hours and her wishes were to be cremated.
Harry E. Neal
Harry E. 'Sonny' Neal, 64, of Marshallville, died Wednesday morning, June 19, 2002, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, following a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Marshallville. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 PM at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Friends may register online and express condolences on the funeral home web site at www.aublefuneralhome.com. He graduated from Norton High School in 1957 and worked as an inspector for Babcock and Wilcox in Barberton for 40 years, retiring in 1996. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, David and Jim Neal, a daughter, Lori Neal, two brothers, Kenneth (Pauline) Neel of Doylestown and Russell (Rosemarie) Neel of Wooster and a sister Jackie (Tom) Spidle of Jacksonville, AR. He was preceded in death by both parents and a son, Randall Scott Neal on November 16, 1981.
Leonard R. Kempf
Leonard R. Kempf, age 86, of East Sparta, passed away Sunday evening in Aultman Hospital after a short illness. Born a son of the late John and Anna Zaugg Kempf, he had been a life resident of the area. Mr. Kempf retired in 1979 from Republic Steel Corp. after 36 years of service in the shipping department of the Berger Division. He was a member of East Sparta Christian Church and the Isaac L. Kinney American Legion Post #244. Preceded in death by his wife, Lois Kempf, on July 7, 1989. Survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Following cremation, a graveside service will be conducted on Friday at 10 a.m. in North Lawn Cemetery.
Lillian V. Kish
Lillian V. Kish, age 82, of Canton, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at the Pines Nursing Home. She was born June 6, 1920 in Portsmith, OH, to the late Forest Thomas and Sylvania (Royster) Lawhun. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Louisville. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Kish in 1995; and one brother, Gene Lawhun. She is survived by three sisters and one brother-in-law, Hester Broomfield of Canton, Thelma (Raymond) Grim of Minerva, Esther Dishong of Arizona; brothers, John Lawhun of Urchisville, William and Delbert Lawhun both of Canton, Bert, James and Sam Brady Lawnhun all of Arizona; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Waltner-Simchak Funeral Home with Rev. Dan A. Deem officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorials may be made in her memory to the First Assembly of God Church in Louisville.
Mary E. Kendle
Mary E. Kendle. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2002 in the Karlo Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Reid Firestone officiating. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Karlo Sons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to her family.
Nettie H. White
Nettie H. White, age 83, of Canton, died Sunday morning in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. Born December 23, 1918 in Kentucky to the late Tyree and Sarah Jane Matthews. Survivors include her husband, Dennis White of the home; one daughter, Lynn Daughtry of Canton; one nephew, Elmer Johnson of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Calling hours in the funeral home one hour prior to services from 12 Noon-1 p.m.
Richard W. Showalter, age 48, of Canton, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 in his residence following a long illness. He was born January 24, 1954 in Canton, OH to the late Frank T. and Isabelle (Leech) Showalter. He was employed at D.C.H. Industries as a supervisor and a was associated with the Walter's Cafe Bocci Ball Team. Survivors include a daughter, Angela Showalter of Canton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chad Showalter and Franklin (Shelly) Showalter all of Canton; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley (Carl) Simmering of New Boston, TX; and half sister, Ethel Shaver of Carrollton; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary (Sandy) Showalter of Alliance; three half brothers and sister-in-law, Frank E. (Kay) Showalter of Canton, Ronnie Showalter of Florida and Philip Showalter of Canton; three grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. Services will be private.
Ronald Lee Yontz
Ronald Lee Yontz, age 57, of Canton, OH., died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at his home from a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 1, 1945, at Lewisville, Ohio (Monroe County, OH); he has lived in the Canton area most of his life. His parents were the late William J. and Nellie G. (Ritterbeck) Yontz. He retired in 1999 from Montgomery Safety Products of Canton, formerly Wilson Rubber Co., where he worked in Production. He was a member of A.A.A. of Stark County, Ohio and the United Rubber Workers of America. Survivors include special friend, Larry Thorne, Canton, OH; daughter, Helen Yontz, Canton, OH; brothers, Raphael Yontz, Jerusalem, OH., Dale Yontz, Woodsville, OH; several nieces and nephews; special family: Kenneth and Beth Thorne, Canton South, OH., Margaret Sedlock, Canton, OH. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by a brother, Joseph Yontz; sisters, Leona Michael, Thelma Hohman and Bertha Michael. Services will be held Saturday, June 22, 2002, at 3:00 p.m. in the Lebold Funeral Home, 248 Park Ave. SW, Bolivar, OH. Calling hours 1:00-3:00 p.m., with funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home, Deacon Lyn Houze will officiate. Cremation to follow funeral service. Donations may be made to Aultman Hospice, 4510 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718.
Thomas Ray, age 91, of Toccoa, GA, formerly of Waukesha, died Monday, June 17, 2002. He was born May 31, 1911, in Beloit, OH, and lived most of his life in Waukesha and in Toccoa since 1998. He was a retired purchasing manger in the Steel Industry. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Toccoa and had served as an elder of the Presbyterian Church and was also a former Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of the National Association of Purchasing Agents and was a past president of the District of Milwaukee Chapter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilhelmina Jane Small Ray on June 26, 1992. Survivors are his daughter, Jane Ann Quartel of Toccoa, GA; three grandsons, Phillip (Sherry) Quartel of Acworth, GA, Jonathon (Kimberly) Quartel of Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Brian (Michelle) Quartel of Kennesaw, GA; two great-grandchildren, Kara Tiller and Marie Fontain along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held Friday, June 21, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave. in Waukesha. Entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial in Brookfield, WI. Friends may call at the Cesarz, Charapata Zinnecker Funeral Home Thursday, June 20, 2002, from 7-9 p.m. and at the first Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 21, 2002, from noon until the time of service.
William Brown, age 67, of Canton, formerly of Cleveland, died June 14. There will be no services. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery.
Madame Luvenia Roden, was called to glory June 16, 2002 at 3:01 a.m. at Aultman following a brief illness. She leaves to mourn four sons, Julius, Unjuan Jay (Beverly), Warren Winson (Charmaine) of Canton; one daughter, Hawana of Canton; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; her big sister, Dr. Charlotte Reynolds; and many many other relatives and friends. Her religious background stems from Pentecostal Temple COGIC and Peoples Baptist Church. Friday night services will be held at Peoples Baptist Church, 701 17th St. SE. from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday June 22, 2002 at 12 Noon at Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 718 Henrietta Ave NE.