Gladys B. Kramer
Gladys B. Kramer, 87, of Medina, formerly of West Salem, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Pythian Sisters Home in Medina.
She was born Oct. 7, 1913, in Pennsville, Ohio, to Bernard and Ethel (Martin) Benjamin. Mrs. Kramer was a homemaker all her life. She was a member of the Garfield Chapter Order of Eastern Star 324.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, James and Barbara Kramer, Robert and Evelyn Kramer, all of Medina, William and Carolyn Kramer of Charleston, S.C., and Carolyn Sue Harris of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Kenneth Benjamin of Pennsville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Kramer, in 1992; infant son, John Howard Kramer; great-grandson, Justin; and brothers, Leonard and Donald Benjamin.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem. Pastor Robert Holmes will officiate.
Interment: Rowsburg Cemetery, Polk.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Jewel E. Allport
Jewel E. Allport, 76, of Polk, Ohio, formerly of Seville and Vallejo, Calif., died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland.
She was born in Cleveland to John and Eula White Bistor and was a Medina County resident most of her life. She was a member of Seville Baptist Church and Wooster Baptist Temple. She was married to Carl Still, the father of three of their children, for 25 years and Donald Allport for 14 years. Mrs. Allport worked for Lightning Rod Mutual of Wooster and Ohio Farmers Insurance Co.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jeannette Still of Burbank, and Steven and Holly Still of Polk City, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Ray Akers of Polk; brothers, Eugene Bistor of Rittman and Robert Bistor of Cambridge; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. The Rev. Mike Daniele will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels.
Christopher A. Kreiner II
Christopher A. Kreiner II, 17, of Brunswick, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center.
He was born April 23, 1983, and was a senior at Brunswick High School.
He is survived by his parents, Mary and Michael Pavlic; sister, Leona Kreiner; and grandparents, Robert and Elnora Markle and Michael and Dorothy Pavlic Sr.
He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Kreiner.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pear Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick. The Rev. George Gribbons will officiate.
Burial: Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Emma K. Salay
Emma K. Salay, 75, passed away Friday, March 9, 2001, at Altercare in Wadsworth.
Emma was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Cleveland and was a Wadsworth resident for 15 years. She was a homemaker and member of the Sacred Heart Church in Wadsworth.
She is survived by her daughter, Emily Salay of Rittman; sons, Joe (Debbie) Salay of Wadsworth and Steve (Teri) Salay of Marshallville; sisters, Margie Buehner of Sharon Center, Tillie Janis of Richfield, Frieda Huff of Hinckley Township and Mickie Platko of Maple Heights; brothers, Joe and Frankie Buehner, both of Sharon Center; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex J.
Service: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Deacon Roger Klaas will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Dewey R. Butt
Dewey R. Butt, 77, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Oahu, Hawaii.
He was born in Pekin, Ill., and resided in Wadsworth since 1965. He was a 1941 graduate of Pekin Community High School and received his degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1951. After graduation, he was an industrial engineer with Standard Oil Co. until his retirement in December 1978. After his retirement, Mr. Butt owned and operated the Union 76 Truck Stop in Strattanville, Pa., for three years.
He was a member of Wadsworth United Methodist Church, Wadsworth Kiwanis Club, Akron Rubber City Harmonica Club, Akron Toastmasters, Akron Astronomy Club and a former member of the Wadsworth Airport Commission. He also was chairman of the Rubber City Open in 1959 and was past president of Akron Jaycees.
Mr. Butt enjoyed traveling, gardening and volunteering. He was a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II and a retired lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve.
Mr. Butt is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bernadine "Bea" W. (nee Hoerr); sons and daughters-in-law, Ross R. "Toby" and Christine of Hinckley, Todd W. of Middletown, Ohio, Thomas J. of Cincinnati, Timothy D. and Sandra of Johnstown, Ohio, and Terrence J. and Susan of Westfield Center; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Ann and Frank Spisak of Strongsville; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Werter and Celia Richmond Butt; brother, William W.; and daughter-in-law, Joanne.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Wadsworth United Methodist Church, 195 Broad St. The Rev. Kurt Landerholm will officiate.
Interment: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
The family prefers no flowers and requests contributions to Wadsworth United Methodist Church or Wadsworth Kiwanis Club.
Gladys A. Crabtree
Gladys A. Crabtree, 81, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Samaritan Care Center in Medina after a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 22, 1920, near Wilmot, Ohio, to Jacob and Caroline Snyder (Gardner). Gladys moved to Canton in 1940, where she was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and worked at Aultman Hospital, until her retirement in 1984. She and her husband moved to Medina in 1997 to be near her daughter.
She is survived by her husband, Ira A. Crabtree, a resident of Samaritan Care Center; daughter, Caroline (Gary) Cook of Medina; son, Richard (Joyce) Crabtree of Fort Mill, S.C.; grandson, Jonathan Cook; and granddaughters, Kristen Cook and Erica and Kathryn Crabtree. She also is survived by her brothers, Lester and Ivan Snyder; sister, Dorothy (Norman) Albright; and 14 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul Snyder; and sister-in-law, Margaret Snyder.
A loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reed Funeral Home, 705 Raff Road SW, Canton.
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery in Wilmot.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Canton.
Claude L. Edwards Jr.
Claude L. Edwards Jr., 63, of Cambridge, died Saturday, March 3, 20001, at his home.
He was born Jan. 7, 1938, in Lodi to Claude L. Edwards Sr. and Flora D. McCarrier Edwards. He was a truck driver for Consolidated Freightway and owned/operated Edwards Trucking of Cambridge. He was a member of Kimbolton United Methodist Church and served in the Air Force as a B-52 tail gunner. He was involved with PANCAN and Transport for Christ and was the recipient of the 2 Million Mile Safe Driver Award.
He is survived by his wife, Kay L. Watters Edwards of Cambridge, whom he married on Dec. 23, 1959; daughter, Mrs. Dino (Laura) Conrad of Cambridge; sons, Kenneth S. (Joy) Edwards of Salesville, Ohio, and David L. (Mary) Edwards of Kimbolton, Ohio; grandchildren, Myra K. Enos, Sarah Ellen Edwards, Ryan C. Enos, Kenny T. Edwards, Timothy A. Edwards and Claudia L. Conrad; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bundy-Law Funeral Home, 120 N. 11th St., Cambridge. The Rev. Sturman Moore will officiate.
Burial: Mt. Herman Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Homer J. Gordon
Homer J. Gordon, 74, of Seville, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville.
He was born in Seville to Sylvester and Hazel Schaffter Gordon and was a lifetime Medina County resident. He was a member of Creston Moose and Medina Eagles. He enjoyed playing cards, sports and his grandchildren. Mr. Gordon was retired store manager for the state of Ohio Department of Liquor Control. He last worked in the Wadsworth store.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pat Gordon of Seville; son, Fred Gordon of Seville; son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Vickie Gordon of Spencer; sisters, Gladys Pease and Eva Meager, both of Seville, and Vera Fettler of Massillon; grandchildren, Lauren, Erin, Kelly, Tylor and Kelsey; and many nieces and nephews.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. Pastor David Frederick will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery in Seville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Seville-Guilford EMS, 6 Spring St., Seville, 44273.
Walter K. Malek
Walter K. Malek, 77, of Hinckley Township, died Friday, March 2, 2001, in Medina.
He as born May 11, 1923, in Germany and was a Medina County resident for 50 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Janet (Jerry) Henderson of Columbus; son, Jeff (Michelle) Malek of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Jena, Jonathan, Evan, Stephen and Abigail; sister, Hilda Toth of Fairview Park; and brother, Arthur Malek of Richmond, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine (nee Zlatoper) Malek; parents, Frederick and Emily (nee Peschke) Malek; and brother, Alfred Malek.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Burial: Lutheran Memorial Park, Hinckley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Medina County, 4274 Manhattan Circle, Brunswick, 44212.
Mitchell G. Milanko
Mitchell G. Milanko, 68, of Brunswick Hills Township, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights after being diagnosed with cancer in December.
He was born May 6, 1932, in Cleveland and was a Medina resident for 44 years. Mr. Milanko enjoyed fishing, hunting, carving, woodworking and paint artistry. He was employed as a mechanical foreman for 30 years at University Hospitals of Cleveland, retiring in 1987. Mr. Milanko was a 40-year owner/operator of Mitch's Welding, being a welder of excellence for area businesses and residents.
Mr. Milanko is survived by his wife, Leona (nee Snider), with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on Aug. 18; daughter, Denise (Jeff) Aungst of Medina; sons, Dennis, Darrell and Derrick, all of Medina, and Douglas and Dean (Mary Jean, nee Peters) Milanko, both of Brunswick Hills; brother, Robert (Patricia, nee Durante) Milanko of Naples, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Florence Matyas of Middleburg Heights, Mabel Strnad of Cleveland and Florence Snider of Parma; brothers-in-law, Wally Schmidt of Illinois and William (Judy) Snider of Fairview Park; many nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Denise Lancaster, and parents, Mitchell and Katherine Milanko.
Service: 10 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City.