Victor G. Rosca
Victor G. Rosca, age 77, of Canton, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2001 at his residence following a lengthy
illness. Born Aug. 19, 1923 in Canton to the late George and Varvara (Nistor) Rosca. He retired in 1983 from Danner Press. A 1941 graduate of Timken High School. Life member of St. George Romanian Orthodox Church of Canton, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans St. Mihiel 6, member of 82nd National Airborne Division Assoc. and the Akron Chapter of the 82nd Airborne. From 1943-1946 during World War II, he was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division HQ. CO. 3rd BN. 504. He served with distinction in the African-Middle Eastern Theater, European Theater and the Battle of the Bulge. Awarded Service Medals with five bronze stars and one bronze arrowhead, Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Unit Badge, French Fourragere, Belguim Fourragere, Militaire Willem Order, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Survived by his wife, the former Eugenia (Jennie) Stan with whom he celebrated 54 loving years of marriage; also survived by beloved daughter and son-in-law, Adela and Robert Seal of Ft. Worth, TX; precious granddaughters, Katherine and her husband, David Nittler of Weslaco, TX, Corinne Seal of Ft. Worth, TX; very precious great-granddaughter, Shelby Leigh Nittler; brother and sister-in-law, George and Eugenia Rosca of Massillon; brother-in-law, George Stan of Canton; niece, Daneila Rosca Sexton and her children, Elizabeth, Eddie and Otis. Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the St. George Romanian Orthodox Church with Rev. Fr. George J. Treff officiating. Friends may call Sunday 5-8 p.m. in the Waltner-Simchak Funeral Home, where a Saracusta service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family requests tributes to the Memorial Fund of the Church.
Anna M. Dye
Anna M. Dye, 89, formerly of Alliance, Ohio, died Saturday, August 18, 2001, at her home in Dade City, FL. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Horace; two sons, Marvin of Alliance, OH., and Benny of Live Oak, FL; five daughters, Norma Grossman and Betty Jones both of Dade City, FL., Dana Boyce of Alliance, OH., Shelda Cranston of Beloit, OH., and Linda Boyle of Hoschton, GA; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Dillon of Louisville, IL; and three sisters, Florence Miller of Springfield, OR., Eunice Murphy of Sebring, OH., and Wilma Walker of Alliance, OH. Born in Monroe County, OH., she was her husband's partner in the family dairy farm near Alliance until retirement, when they moved to Florida 20 years ago. She enjoyed her hobby of quiltmaking and produced beautiful heirlooms for her family to treasure. Calling hours will be Wednesday (tonight) 6-9 p.m., and one half hour prior to services. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday at Cassaday - Turkle - Christian Funeral Service. Friends may register online at:
Contributions may be made to Hernando-Pasro Hospice, 7066 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541.
Bernadine C. (Daniska) Violand
Bernadine C. (Daniska) Violand. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church with Fr. Brad Helman as Celebrant. Burial in Melscheimer Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday (tonight) 6-9 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave.
Blanche I. Smith
Blanche I. Smith. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 1:00 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond L. Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour prior to services on Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Charles Balough Jr.
Charles Balough Jr. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home. Services will be private with burial in North Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
Charles Charlie Daniel Stauffer, age 43, of Louisville, passed away Monday afternoon at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous one year battle with cancer. A life resident of the Canton and Louisville areas, he was retired from Sun Ohio Incorporated. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles Henry Stauffer in 1978 and Barbara Jean (Patterson) Stauffer on July 28, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Stauffer of Hartville; sister, Margaret Peg Haring of Canton; brother, Micah Yohn of North Canton; nephew, Eric Haring of Canton; loving friend, Noreen Dimmerling and her children. Friends may call on Wednesday (tonight)
7-8 p.m. in the ROSSI FUNERAL HOME. Memorial services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) with Rev. Fr. John Zuzik officiating. Interment will be in Westlawn Cemetery on Saturday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie's name can be made to Mercy Medical Center Hospice, 1320 Mercy Dr. N.W.,
Charles Symanosky, age 95, of Canton, died Tuesday morning at St. Luke Lutheran Community. He was a life resident of the Canton area. He had been employed by Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. and Bell Manufacturing Co. An Army veteran of World War II. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Symanosky; two sisters, Alice Smith and Helen Kovasik. Survived by a sister, Ann Migliozzi of Canton; a half-sister, Stella Spilois of Canton; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Private interment services for the family will be conducted on Friday at Calvary Cemetery with Fr. Gerald Sommer, M.S.C. officiating. Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth A. Good
Elizabeth A. Good. Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the St. Paul's United Church of Christ with Rev. Jenna Meisner officiating. Interment in Mapleton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's U.C.C., 306 W. Church St., East Canton, OH 44730 or the Osnaburg Historical Society, 131 E. Nassau St., East Canton, OH 44730. The Myers-Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Francis T. Buckley
Francis T. Buckley, age 86, of North Canton died Tuesday unexpectedly in the Mercy Medical Center Emergency Room. Survived by his daughter, Elisabeth R. James of Boise, ID; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary A. Barbara M. Buckley of Berea, and Jeffrey L. B. Buckley of Canton; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Evelyn Schumm of North Canton and Pearl Marchand of Canton. Preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Buckley in 1998. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Karlo Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Ulmer officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Hazel M. Meeks
Hazel M. Meeks, age 92, of Canton, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 20, 2001 in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Zanesville, OH, Jan. 11, 1909, she lived part of her life in the Canton area and was a former employee of Kroger's at Country Fair. Mrs. Meeks was a member of Canton Eagle's Club and was preceded in death by her sister and her half brother. Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Meeks of the home, to whom she would have been married 60 years, March, 2002; her sister in California. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Dr. Chester Harris officiating. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday (tonight) 7-9 p.m.
Leonard J. Colucy
Leonard J. Lennie Colucy, age 75, passed away Monday at his home Monday following a year battle with cancer. Lennie was born March 4, 1926 in Navarre to the late Ralph A. and Anna Marie (Cincinat) Colucy and lived his entire life in the Navarre-Massillon area. He served in the Army from 1944 until 1948 and received an Honorable Discharge. He retired from construction as an Operating Engineer and was a member of Local #18 in Akron. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, David and Joseph and Rafael Colucy. He is survived by wife of 54 years, LaVonne (Keller) Colucy of the residence; daughter and son-in-law, Pennie and Glenn Gamber of Massillon; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Tammy Colucy of Navarre; sister, Alverda McConnaughy of Navarre; brothers, Raymond Colucy of Canton, Eugene Colucy of Massillon and Ronald Colucy of Navarre; grandchildren, Emily Gamber and Nathan Gamber, Dominic Colucy and Alexis Colucy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fr. Raymond Paul will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 9:15 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Friday at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon.
Mildred L. Minnick
Mildred Lucille Minnick, 85, of Malvern, died Tuesday, August 21, 2001, in Aultman Hospital. Born February 3, 1916, in Malvern, Ohio; she was the daughter of the late David and Ida (Gray) Cooper. For 17 years she worked in the wax room at TRW Metals in Minerva, having retired in 1980. She was a member of the Busy Belles Club. She is survived by her brother, Russell Cooper of Florida. She is preceded in death by son, David Earl Minnick in 1989; sisters, Pearl Hill, Grace Thompson and Agnes Barrick; brothers, Robert Cooper and Gerald Cooper. A memorial service will be held at the Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home in Malvern, OH., at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2001 with Rev. Susan Lausch officiating. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 24th., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Busy Belles, c/o Jean Hall, 9373 Linden Rd. NW, Minerva, OH 44657.
Nancy J. Bailey
Nancy J. Bailey, age 60, of Canton, OH, passed away Monday evening, August 20, 2001 in the emergency room of Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in New Philadelphia, OH, October 16, 1940, she lived most of her life in the Canton area and was an employee of Ferraro's Family Restaurant. Survivors include her husband, Jack L. Bailey of the home to whom she was married 22 years; two daughters and son-in-law, Kelly and Terry Downey of North Canton, OH, Liz Rockwell of Akron; one son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Donna Rockwell of Canton, OH; one step-daughter, Janet Lawson of Canton, OH; and one step-son, Jack Bailey, Jr. of Canton; three brothers and four sister; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted Friday 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Denzil Lawson officiating. Calling hours at the funeral home Thursday 7-9 p.m. At her request her body will be cremated following the services.
Nicholas J. Nick DiSimone, age 90, of Canton, passed away Monday morning in McKinley Life Care Center after an extended illness. He was a life resident of Canton, member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. He was a graduate of McKinley High School. He was a retired Stark County Dog Warden, having been employed there for 35 years. He was member and secretary treasurer of The Ohio County Dog Association and was past president of the Northeast Ohio Dog Wardens, the Porky Old Timers, Unique Club, past president of the C.O.F. St. Joseph's Court #1364. He attended Ohio State University. He was an avid member of the Sportsmens Club. Survived by his wife, Margaret (Karas) DiSimone, with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Robert and Patricia Ann DiSimone of North Canton; daughter, Marilyn Kline of Jackson Township; two sisters, Isabell Cespedes of Canton and Rose DeChellis of North Canton; six grandchildren, Drs. Christopher and Ana DiSimone of San Diego, CA, Bradford and Angela Charles of Dallas, TX, Dr. Michael and Elizabeth Lydy of Carbondale, IL, Steven and Kathy Kline of Buffalo, NY, Mark and Jill Kline of Akron, OH, David and Diana Greenbaum of Johnson City, TN; ten great-grandchildren Preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Jean Heineking on March 21, 1995; his parents, Donato and Angeline (DeSantis) DiSimone; four brothers, John, Anthony (Tim), Phillip and Marion DiSimone; two sisters, Lottie and Mary Sylvester. Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the ROSSI Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Joseph Zamary officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the ROSSI Funeral Home Thursday 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in his memory.
Orlena E. Bilbrey
Orlena Elizabeth Bilbrey. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Arnold Funeral Home in Hartville with Dean Miller officiating. Interment in Mount Peace Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Paul Vadasz, age 87, of Hartville, passed away Monday August 20, 2001 after a short illness surrounded by his loving family in Aultman Hospital. He was born on October 12, 1913 in Adena, Ohio to the late Samuel and Helen (Vegh) Vadasz. Paul was a member of the Marlboro Christian Church where he served faithfully for many years as a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and President of the Friendship Class. He was a hero to his family and to his buddies of the 95th Infantry Division of World War II, receiving a commendation from the Mayor of the City of Metz, France and receiving battle stars in Belgium, Germany, and France. He retired from Teledyne Monarch with 33 years of service, had cleared muck land of the Hartville Swamps in the 1930's and farmed through retirement, and was a member of VFW Post 693 and Hartville AARP. He was active with the Cub Scouts and the Marlington Band Boosters. Preceded in death by brothers, Alex and Francis, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Jane; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Paul Thompson of Alliance; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Roseann Vadasz and Howard and Judy Vadasz, all of Hartville, and Robert and Sue Vadasz of Arlington, Washington; sisters, Helen Divens of North Canton, Elizabeth (and Lester) Hansen of Akron, and Velma Harwell of Toledo; and grandchildren, Cory, Lauren, Justin, Michelle, Amy, and Ki Vadasz, and Lindsay and Stephen Johnson. Friends may call Thursday 5-8 p.m. in the Arnold Funeral Home Hartville and Friday one hour prior to services (10-11 a.m.) in the church. Funeral Services will be Friday 11 a.m. in the Marlboro Christian Church, 9383 Edison St. NE, with Pastor Ed Harnish officiating. Final Resting Place is Mount Peace Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Marlboro Christian Church or to Hartville Fire and EMS.