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Miscellaneous Summit County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998
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Mary G. Aikey
Mary G. Aikey, 82, passed away Feb. 19, 1998. Funeral service will be Monday, 11 a.m. at the Schlup-Pucak Funeral Chapel, Kenmore Boulevard at Eighth St., with Rev. David L. Scharf officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. (Schlup-Pucak, 745-3131.)

John F. ``Jack'' Alderfer
WADSWORTH -- John F. ``Jack'' Alderfer, 83, died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements later. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)

Milton Jones Albertson
DAYTON -- Milton Jones Albertson, 88, of Walnut Creek Nursing Center, formerly of Cuyahoga Falls, died Feb. 24, 1998. He was born to the late William A. and Elizabeth Albertson in Millersburg, Ohio, and graduated from Kenmore High School. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls, American Federation of Musicians, Local 24, Akron Shrine Concert Band, Harold Nelson Orchestra, and a 50-year member of both Masonic Mt. Carbon Lodge in West Virginia and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland. He was an active musician and piano tuner and technician. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Helen (McCutcheon) Albertson; daughter, Virginia M. and son-in-law, Dr. Harvey M. Hanson, of Dayton; grandsons, Harvey M. Hanson Jr. of California and Douglas M. Hanson of Alaska. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the chapel of Cuyahoga Falls First United Methodist Church on Monday, March 2, the Rev. Dr. Forrest J. Waller officiating. A brief visitation and greeting will be held prior to the service. Internment will be at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials may be made to Cuyahoga Falls First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. Arrangements made by Schlientz & Moore Funeral Directors in Dayton (1-937-253-1441).

John F. ``Jack'' Alderfer
WADSWORTH -- John F. ``Jack'' Alderfer, 83, died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements later. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)

Joan W. Amoroso (nee Wuori)
Joan W. Amoroso (nee Wuori), 86, passed away Feb. 24, 1998. She was born in Jacksonville, Ohio, and lived most of her life in Mayfield Heights. She retired after 14 years of service as a secretary for Cleveland Metropolitan Opera. She was the wife of the late Angelo Amoroso, and was also preceded in death by sisters, Helmi and Lillian; and brothers, Rauni and Onni. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mary S. and Richard E. Boyce of Tallmadge; and grandchildren, Richard Jr. and Wendy. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 339 Southwest Ave., Tallmadge, with Rev. C. Edward Carter officiating. Interment at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Heights. Calling hours will be Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, TALLMADGE, 376-4251.)

Daren Lee Anderson
TAMPA, Fla. -- Daren Lee Anderson, passed away Feb. 19, 1998 in Tampa, Fla. Arrangements to be announced. (Marco Sommerville, 836-2725.)

Florence L. Andor
Florence L. Andor, 81, passed away Feb. 20, 1998. Funeral services will be held, TODAY, Feb. 23, 1998 at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Road, at 10:30 a.m. with calling hours one hour prior to service. The Rev. Don Engle will officiate and burial will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 3350 Ridgewood Road, Akron, Ohio 44333. We will always miss you. ``God longs to carry us beyond our barriers to freedom.'' (Bacher, 644-0024.)

Mary I. Apostolides
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Mary I. Apostolides passed away February 24, 1998. Born in McKeesport, Pa., she was an area resident for approximately 50 years and a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George, in 1979, and is survived by her sisters: Wilma Gardner of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Frances G. Ellsworth of Cuyahoga Falls; and several nieces and nephews. In accordance with Mary's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Family and friends will meet at St. Bernard's Catholic Church on Saturday for a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Rev. Paul E. Schindler officiating. Entombment will follow at the Temple of Memories Mausoleum at Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello & Carr, Akron, Grant Street, 253-8121.)

Donald James Arbaugh
Donald James Arbaugh, 73, passed away Feb. 27, 1998. Announcements later. (Cox, Barberton, 745-3311.)

Christopher Michael Bailey
Christopher Michael Bailey, 23, died Feb. 27, 1998. Born in Cleveland, he had been a resident of Richfield for 14 years. He currently worked for Don Joseph Chevrolet as a salesman, and was a member of the Congregational Tabernacle. He loved music and played many instruments, including guitar, saxophone, drums, and piano. He is survived by his parents, William and Virginia Bailey; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Roma Snuffer of Cleveland; brothers, Brian of Richfield and David of England; niece, CiAnna Snuffer; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Services will be held at 3 p.m. MONDAY at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., with Rev. Robert Elam officiating. Interment at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home SUNDAY, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 867-4141.)

Gail E. Baldinger
TALLMADGE -- Gail E. Baldinger, 90, died Feb. 5, 1998. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church Chapel of Good Shepherd, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls 44221, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, Rev. Paul Beal officiating. Final resting place Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls Gifts & Memorials Fund, in his memory. (Clifford-Shoemaker, 928-2147.) A Golden Rule Funeral Home

Dorothy Ellen (nee Barnett) Balogh
Dorothy Ellen (nee Barnett) Balogh, 83, died Feb. 18, 1998, after a short illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. at Goodyear Heights United Methodist Church, 1690 Hillside Terrace at Newton St., Akron, Rev. Fred A. Schmidt Jr. officiating. May our loved one and friend, Dorothy, with God's blessing, rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her church or to your favorite charity.

Leona Barkalow
Leona (Kerrigan) Barkalow, 91, died February 20, 1998. She was born in Cambridge, Ohio, and was an area resident most of her life. Survivors include her sons, Paul Kerrigan, Francis Kerrigan and Dan Kerrigan, all of Akron; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Annunciation Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hummel Funeral Home, 500 East Exchange Street on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. (Hummel, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 253-6126.)

Donald M. Barnes
Donald M. Barnes, 74, passed away Feb. 26, 1998, in Akron. He was a U. S. Army veteran. He is survived by his sisters, Freeda Shriner of Metafulm, Texas, and Marie Haines of Akron; nephew, Britt Vanchura; nieces, Lynn Williams, Cheryl Rose, and Phyllis Strosaker; several other nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, 1998, at the ADAMS MASON MEMORIAL CHAPEL (791 E. Market St.), where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Rev. C. Clifton Garris will conduct services. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park. V.F.W. Bob Appleman Post 3294 will conduct a military committal service at the grave. (ADAMS MASON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 535-9186.)

Orpha E. Barr
Orpha E. Barr, 89, of North Canton, died Thursday at St. Luke Lutheran Home, after an extended illness. She was a former employee of Nick Anthe's and Green Gables restaurants. She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Robert (Leona) Stewart of Akron, Mrs. Lois Grim of Greentown, and Kay Barr Simms, with whom she made her home; son, Thurman Barr of Streetsboro; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Freda Sullivan of Buffalo, W. Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1969. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Karlo & Sons Funeral Home, with Pastor Dale Senseman officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial park. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4. (Karlo & Sons, 499-6207.)

John Basarab
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- John Basarab, 78, of Cuyahoga Falls, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998. Mr. Basarab was born in Banning, Pa. on Jan. 26, 1919. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1941-1945, was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and retired in 1984 from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as a carpenter for 18 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elek and Anna Basarab; brother, George Basarab and sister, Anna Radford. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; son and daughter-in-law, David Sr. and Ann; grandchildren, David Jr. of Austin, Tex., Michael of Cleveland, Joshua of Cleveland and Christina of Bowling Green, Ohio; sister, Helen Fry of Houston, Tex.; and brother, Alex Basarab of Palm Bay, Fla.; nephew, Ronald (Dorothy) Basarab of Akron. There will be no calling hours. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Altar Guild of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 765 Thayer St., Akron, 44310. Memorial services will be announced for a later date. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, 376-4251.)

Ralph L. Benton
Ralph L. Benton, 88, passed away Feb. 19, 1998 in Akron. He was born in Rachel, W. Va. on June 30, 1909. He was a member of the South Arlington United Methodist Church and a Goodyear retiree. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Katie Benton; brother, Frank Benton; and sister, Gertrude Poling, of California. He is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine of Akron; daughter, Marilyn J. Sparko of Akron; son, Blaine L. (Nelia) Benton of Akron, and Charlotte Jane Insley of Hubbard, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998 at the ADAMS MASON MEMORIAL CHAPEL (791 E. Market St.), where friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service. Rev. Kenneth Maddox and Rev. Dan Ryan will conduct services. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to South Arlington United Methodist Church. (ADAMS MASON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 535-9186.)

Fred W. Berish
Fred W. Berish of Munroe Falls, died of natural causes February 21, 1998. He was a graduate of Garfield High School and served in the United States Navy for four years during World War II and was a longtime member of Loyalty Masonic Lodge. In loving memory he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Wanda; daughter, Lynn Brown and her husband, Doug; son, Ted Berish and his wife, Sandy and her son, Michael; granddaughters, Robyn Sauer and her husband, Bryan, and Chelsea Berish; grandson, Doug Brown; great-granddaughter, Madison Sauer; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Jim Bailey and their families. Services will be held Wednesday 10 a.m. at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 23rd St. at Falls Ave. with Rev. Karen Graham officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment Northlawn Memorial Gardens. (Billow FALLS Chapel, 867-4141.)

David K. Bordonaro (Donofrio)
David K. Bordonaro (Donofrio), 40, passed away at his home peacefully to be with Jesus, on Feb. 19, 1998, after a longtime fight with diabetes. David was born in Arnold, Pa., on Nov. 3, 1957, and was a longtime area resident. He leaves loving mother and stepfather, Connie and Joe Donofrio; father and stepmother, Don and Leona Bordonaro; brothers, Don (Kim), Richard (Barbara), John (Ronda) Bordonaro; sister, Jodi (Michael) Tarrant; nephews, David, Matthew, and Michael; nieces, Tina and Sierra; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. David was loved by all those he touched in his lifetime. His biggest joys were his nieces and nephews, and reading his books. He will be sadly missed. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 811 Grant St., Akron, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time. (Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Akron--Grant Street, 253-8121.)

William O. Brenneman
William O. Brenneman, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998. Born Dec. 18, 1917, in Akron, he married Edna L. Barr on Nov. 21, 1940. Mr. Brenneman was inducted into the Army in 1941 and served in England, North Africa, Italy, Anzio, France, and Germany, where he earned seven Battle Stars and a battlefield commission as a second lieutenant. After his stretch overseas, he returned to the Akron-Canton area and continued to serve in the Armed Forces Reserve. He retired at the rank of major. Mr. Brenneman was the service manager for Friden Singer Manufacturing Co. and retired in 1973, becoming a permanent resident of Collier County. He was a member and past president of the Reserve Officers Association, Marco/Naples Chapter, and a member of the Retired Officers Association. He was a member of the Collier County Republican Executive Committee and a longtime member of the Civil Air Patrol. Mr. Brenneman was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Collier Harvest, as well as serving on several condo and association Boards. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Edna, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by their son, William R. Brenneman of Troy, Mich. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at the First United Methodist Church, 388 First Ave. South, at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron on Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at 11 a.m. (Hodges Funeral Chapel, 1-941-261-1237.)

Ethel Burdett
Ethel Burdett, 84, of Akron, died Feb. 24, 1998, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Born in Bedford County, Pa., she lived in Akron most of her life. She was a member of the Chapel. She served as a companion to elderly people for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Virgil L. Burdett. She is survived by son, Richard Burdett of Scappoose, Ore.; daughters, Shirley Spangler of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Martha (Jay) Stevans of LaMirada, Calif.; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul, James, John, and David Frazier, all of Pennsylvania; sisters, Lucille McCreary of Buffalo Mills, Pa., Ruth Frazier of Aspers, Pa., and Martha Holmes of Euless, Texas. Funeral services Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Hummel Funeral Home West, 3475 Copley Rd., Copley, Rev. Eloy Pacheco and Rev. Jay Stevans officiating. Interment at Sharon Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hummel Funeral Home West on Saturday from 12 noon until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, P. O. Box 779, Minneapolis, Minn. 55440-0779. (Hummel West, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 666-1138.)

Bernadine D. ``Bernie'' Burkhart
RITTMAN -- Bernadine D. ``Bernie'' Burkhart, 68, of Rittman, died Feb. 18, 1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. She was born in Woodsfield and lived in Rittman since 1949. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, John F.; sons, David (Lori) Burkhart of Rittman and Darrell Burkhart of Bluebell, Pa.; daughters, Karen Jordon of Rittman and Carol (Steven) Bozsik of Wadsworth; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brothers, Don Crum of Tallmadge and Clarence Crum of Woodsfield; and sister, Arlene Christman of Akron. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, with Rev. Fr. Phil P. Pritt officiating. Interment at Rittman Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. TODAY at Gillman Funeral Home, with a wake service at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-County Home Nurses, 128 E. Milltown Rd. Suite 206, Wooster 44691. (Gillman, 925-2911.)

Kenneth LeRoy Butzer
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Kenneth LeRoy Butzer, 66, died Feb. 19, 1998, at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. He was born in Barberton and resided in Akron for 48 years, the last 18 years in Florida, residing seven years in Melbourne, Fla. He was a self-employed bricklayer, and was a Navy veteran during the Korean Conflict. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Gladys Butzer; son, Brian; and brother, Donald, he is survived by sons, Walter of Georgia and Wade of Arizona; daughter, Renee Bahosoun of Mims, Fla.; sisters, Norma Jean (Everett) Catlin of Barberton, Donna (Jerry) Dent of Akron, Jana (James) Hollingsworth of Doylestown; stepsisters, Deanna (Ray) Heintzelman of Navarre, Sandra (Bill) Bolyard and Linda Drummond, both of Akron; and stepbrother, Lee Andreas of Canton. Graveside services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Section K, Pastor John Mashek officiating. NO CALLING HOURS. Memorials are requested to St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Norton. (Hahn, Barberton, 825-2467.)


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