March 7, 2002
Aniela Nellie Stead, age 77, of Canton, OH, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 6, 2002 in Aultman Hospital following a three month illness. Born in Lublin, Poland, March 21, 1924, she lived most of her life in the Canton area moving here in 1945 from Germany. She as a retired employee of Timken Mercy Hospital, retiring after 20 years of service and was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple. Mrs. Stead was preceded in death by her son, Michael Stead and her special friend, Carl Meek. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth S. and Diana C. Stead of Canton, OH, Victor E. and Paula K. Stead of Belmont, NC; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Dr. Harold Henniger officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens. Calling hours at the funeral home Thursday (TODAY) 6-8 p.m.
Catherine I. Stoetzer
Catherine I. Stoetzer, age 81, of Canton, died Wednesday morning in Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. Daughter of the late Clem and Catherine (Welsch) Early. She was a Canton area resident for the past 17 years prior to which she had resided in California for 24 years. Member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a former member of the Buckeye Bacon Burners Camping Club. She is also preceded in death by one son, Ralph Kuhns, Jr., four brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her husband, Glenn J. Stoetzer, to whom she was married 52 years; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Carl Pellan of Grand Junction, CO; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack Early of Riverside, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Mary's Catholic Church with Fr. Gerald Sommer, M.S.C. as celebrant. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave.
Dallas G. Alberts
Dallas G. Alberts, age 67, of Berlin, OH, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 following a brief illness. Funeral services will be Saturday 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Berlin with Rev's. Dan Meininger and Steve Sandison officiating. Burial will be in Berlin Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 5-9 p.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, OH. Family suggests that memorials be sent to, Bright Beginnings Preschool, C/O Carol Alberts, 4693 US 62, Millersburg, OH 44654.
Daniel Nicholas Shilling. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Canal Fulton United Methodist Church, 363 W. Cherry St., Fr. Lou Mahshie officiating. Burial Newmans Creek Cemetery, North Lawrence. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home (Rt. 93, Canal Fulton) and Friday from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at the church. Memorial may be made to the family.
Eleanor A. Nemeikis
Eleanor A. Nemeikis, age 79, of Canton, died Monday morning in Doctor's Hospital following an extended illness. Born in August 25, 1922 in Canton to the late Charles and Ruby Singer. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Nemeikis of May 10, 1983. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Joanne Nemeikis of Akron, Jane and Michael T. George of Grove City, OH; and one son, Joseph A. Nemeikis II of Canton. There are six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one brother, Charles Singer of South Carolina; and her special friend, James Archer of Canton also surviving. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Fr. Thomas Dyer officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home Thursday (tonight) 6-8 p.m.
Fanchon E. Black
Fanchon E. Black, age 92, formerly of the Canton area, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002 in Houston, TX. Preceded in death by her husband, Glen, in 1995. Survived by daughters, Jan Taggart of Houston, TX, Jill McNeill of Arlington, TX; son, Jeffry Black of Canton; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 6161 Savoy, Houston, TX 77036.
Gladys M. Sanko
Gladys M. Sanko, age 79, of Alliance, died at 12:40 a.m. Monday at Altercare of Alliance following a long illness. Mrs. Sanko was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Greentown, OH, to Milo M. and Mary (Sphuler) Rininger. She was a housewife. Surviving are a daughter, Thelma Eileen Thacker Swank of Alliance; one son, Lawrence Elley Thacker of Florida; one sister, Hazel Essic of Dover, OH; nine grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, John P. Sanko in 1984; three brothers; one sister. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Dean's Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Peters officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens, Canton. Calling hours Thursday (tonight) 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Irene Valantasis, age 85, of Massillon, passed away early Wednesday morning in Aultman Hospital after a brief illness. Irene was born in Monessen, PA, and had lived in the Canton and Massillon areas most of her life. She was a member of St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church. Senior Citizens of the Church, Chios Society and the Markella Society. She was the daughter of the late Angelo and Anna (Tsapis) Kiminas. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Louis on Jan. 10, 2001; one brother, Michael Kiminas; one sister, Mary Coutris; and one granddaughter, Irene Valantasis of Massillon. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Valantasis of Massillon and Lillian; Richard and Janet Valantasis of Denver, CO; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Drossos Tsarnas of Campbell, OH; one brother, Stanley Kiminas of Cleveland, OH; five grandchildren, Louis and John Valantasis and Tommy, Michael and Sevasti Tsarnas. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church with Rev. Fr. Michael Pastrikos officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening (tonight) at the Rossi Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. There will be a Trisagion Service Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church Endowment Fund or St. George Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund in Massillon.
James E. Beymer
James E. Beymer, age 66, of Altamonte Springs, FL, Saturday March 2, 2002. Born April 22, 1935 in Caldwell, OH. James moved to central Florida in 1997 from Ohio. He was an Optician and of Protestant faith. Survivors include her daughter, Jodi Seemann of Louisville, OH; son, John Beymer of Illinois; brother, Willis Bierly of St. Cloud, FL; and six grandchildren.
Jane L. Lutz
Jane Lavonne Lutz, age 77, Tuesday, March 5, 2002. Member of Grove City United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Glenn Lutz; daughter, Susan Lutz; parents, Herbert and Stella Myers; brothers, Earle and Cecil Myers; and sister, Ethelene Mahaney. Survived by children, Phillip (Wilma) Lutz of Grove City and Timothy (Virginia) Lutz of Alexandria, VA; grandchildren, Allen (Heather) Lutz of Fairfax, VA, Matthew Lutz of Alexandria, VA; sister, Vivian (Warren) Danner of N. Canton, OH; many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends, Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, 2697 Columbus Street, Grove City. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday Greentown Cemetery, Greentown, OH.
Jean L. Mercier
Jean L. Mercier. Services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Magnolia United Methodist Church. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia.
Joseph R. Kovach
Joseph R. Yogi Kovach, age 24, of Carrollton, OH, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on March 4, 2002. He was born on November 9, 1977, in Canton, OH. He was the son of Joe F. and Lila (Engle) Kovach of Carrollton, OH. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Carrollton and the Wild Turkey Federation. He loved football and wrestling and he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a very big Perry High School sports fan, particularly in his brothers wrestling at Perry HS. Yogi loved life and people and he was one who never met a stranger. He was employed with Micro WaveTransmissions System Inc. He graduated from Carrollton High School in 1996 where he played football and hot stove baseball. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Travis of the home; two grandmothers, Lois Kovach of Carrollton and Opal Engle of Kensington, OH; one aunt, Janie (Milt) Donahue of Kensington. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joe Kovach and Robert Engle. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Allmon-Dugger Hively Funeral Home in Carrollton with Rev. Jack Lumley officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Marjorie V. Phillips
Marjorie V. Phillips. Funeral services will be Friday 10 a.m. at the Welch-Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home. Calling hours will be Thursday (tonight) 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mary Peterson, age 95, born July 7, 1906, passed away February 28, 2002 at Aultman Hospital. Services will be held Friday, March 8, 2002, at 11:30 at Rhoden Memorial Home. Condolences can be sent to Rhoden Memorial Home, 729 Cherry Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44702
Michael Moon, age 45, of Canton, passed away March 3, 2002 in Regional Medical Center in Elyria. He lived the Canton area most of his life and was a member of the Church of Annointment. Preceded in death by his parents, Millard, Sr. and Mildred Moon; a sister, Susanne. He is survived by his wife, Donna; stepson, Randy Lowther of Canton; two brothers, Calvin of Canton and Millard, Jr. of New Mexico; sister, Candice Leeper of Canton; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 12 Noon in the Earl B. Jack Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Bryant officiating. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 10 a.m.-12 Noon.
Olga R. Erzigkeit
Olga R. Erzigkeit. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Calvary United Methodist Church with Rev. Jennifer Olin-Hitt officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the Reed Funeral Home Thursday (tonight) 7-9 p.m. and one hour before services at the church on Friday 10-11 .m. In lieu of flowers, Olga prefers donations may be given to her niece, Janet Miller, for a cause to be determined, at a later date in memory of Olga.
Robert R. Myers
Robert R. (Bob) Myers, age 87, previously of Canton, OH, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2002. Bob owned and operated the Hamburg Inn, Bob's Diners, Charlie Brown's restaurants, as well as his catering business. He was active in Ex-Newsboys, Shriners, Rotary and Nazir Grotto. After he retired in 1980, he assisted campaigning with ex-sheriff, Babe Stern and deceased sheriff, Umpleby. He moved with his family to Las Vegas in 1998. Bob was a loyal husband and father, he played an active father-like role in the lives of his two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Millie, who passed away in 1999. She worked beside him in the business. Bob is survived by his daughter, Sally and her husband, Ed Laing; granddaughter, Megan Schoeneman and Mick; grandson, Michael Schoeneman and Callie, all of Las Vegas; sister, Gertrude and Pat Terrigan of Canton; brother, William and Gladys Myers of Arizona. Bob's wishes were to be cremated and his and Millie's ashes be together always. Any condolences can be sent to Sally Laing, 1102 Deer Horn Lane, N. Las Vegas, NV 89031.
Sally L. Henschen
Sally L. Henschen, age 44, of Jackson Twp, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at University Hospitals of Cleveland, following an extended illness. She was born in Ft. Wayne, IN, where she graduated from Snider High School in 1975. She received her masters degree in education from Indiana University where she was a member of the swim team and Kappa Alpha Theta. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Wayne, and was a swim coach for Ft. Wayne Aquatics and other area swim clubs in Ft. Wayne. She taught PE and skills for adolescents for 13 yrs. at Ft. Wayne Community School. She lived in Canton for the past eight years and worked as a leasing consultant for Westgate Management for 3 yrs. Memberships include Jackson Roundball Patron, UCLA Swimming - Bruin Sharks, and coached Team Viking in Cleveland. She is survived by her husband, Terry Henschen of Jackson Twp., parents David and Carol (Hughes) Blake of Ft. Wayne, IN, daughter, Julie Madden and son, Blake Madden both of the home, a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Thomas R. and Christy Blake of Ft. Wayne, IN, sister and brother in law, Nancy L. Kevin Burke of Orange Park, FL and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2002 from 2-4 PM and from 7-9 P. M. at Heitger Funeral Service - Jackson Chapel, 5850 Wales Rd. N.W. (Rt. 241), Massillon, OH. Visitation will also be held Monday, March 11, 2002 from 2-4 P.M. and 7 - 9 P.M. at D. O. McComb and Sons, Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Ft. Wayne, IN. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 10 A.M. at Mc. Comb Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Highland Park Cemetery in Ft. Wayne. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made for the children's education; Julie and Blake Madden Educational Trust Fund, % Charter One Bank, 4854 Everhard Rd NW, Canton, Ohio 44718. For additional information, directions, or to sign the online guest book, log on to http://www.legacy.com.
Shirley A. Vaughn
Shirley A. Vaughn. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Friends may call Thursday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Formet-Clevenger Gordon Funeral Home.
William E. Fouts
William E. Bill Fouts, age 70, of Canton, died Wednesday morning in Mercy Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Born May 24, 1931 in Massillon, son of the late William and Frances Fouts. Bill was a member of Moose Lodge # 233 for 37 years and also worked there for 12 years. After working 18 years at Tim's Tavern he retired in 1994. He attended Westbrook Park United Methodist Church. Also preceded in death by two sisters. Survived by his wife, Dolores Fouts, to whom he was married 47 years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Carol, Bob and Deb; three grandchildren, Lisa, Shay and Danny; two great grandchildren, Hannah and Ciera; two sisters, Patty Iams and Marjorie Riggle; many nieces and nephews. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Schneeberger Funeral Home with David E. Case, Pastor of Westbrook Park Church officiating. Burial will follow in North Lawn Cemetery. Friends will be received Friday from 7-9 p.m. Moose Lodge will conduct services at 6:45 p.m. on Friday.