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Miscellaneous Summit County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998
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Florence M. Hall (nee Stewart)
Florence M. Hall, 74, went home to be with the Lord on March 23, 1998. Rev. Joseph B. Serbin will conduct services TODAY at 11 a.m. at the McGowan-Reid & Santos Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. (McGowan-Reid & Santos, 928-1313.)

Nancy A. Hamilton
FLORIDA -- Nancy A. Hamilton, 83, of Bradenton, died March 22, 1998. Born in Cottonwood, S. D., she moved to Florida in 1974 from Akron. She retired as a secretary for the U. S. government, and was a member of Westside Christian Church. Survivors include daughters, Mary E. Fugate of Bradenton, Kitty Tyrrell of Bradenton, Pat Etling of Akron, and Sally Jordan of Barberton; son, Matthew ``Jim'' Hamilton of Deltona, Fla.; sisters, Grace Kovac of Barberton, Rosemary Hickman of Salem, Ohio, and Peggy Uhl of Akron; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brown & Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel (604 43rd St. West, Bradenton, Fla.), where services will be Thursday at 11 a.m., Pastor Michael V. Mallick officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, c/o Sahib Temple, 600 Beneva Rd., Sarasota, Fla. 34232; or Bradenton Hospice House, c/o Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.

James Lawrence Hammett ``Pete''
James Lawrence Hammett ``Pete,'' 64, was called home to be with the Lord on March 22, 1998, after a long illness. He was born in Akron on Oct. 22, 1933. He was employed by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for 25 years, last working in 1989, and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his brother, John (Juanita) Hammett, James leaves behind his devoted wife, Mary; his daughters, Nicole (Anthony) Elton, Gwendolyn Hammett of Dallas, Texas, Brenda (Frank) Marina, Michelle (William) Ross, Joann (David) Hammett-Lowe, and Harriett (George) Tompkins; sisters, Julia Wert of Cleveland, Louise Mosley, Annette Rumph, Margaret (James) Cornelius, and Marie (Judge) Gulley; brothers, Edward (Clara) Hammett of Mount Vernon, N. Y., and George Hammett. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of relatives and friends. Calling hours Thursday, March 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with funeral service immediately following, at the Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, Pastor Lorenzo Glenn officiating. Interment March 27, 1998 at 10 a.m., at Mount Peace Cemetery. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 720 Inman St., Akron 44306.

Zbigniew R. Hardt
Zbigniew R. (Ben) Hardt, 77, of Akron, died March 29, 1998, at Akron General Medical Center. Born in Lvov, Poland, Ben was a resident of the Akron area since 1952. He retired as a research chemist from B. F. Goodrich in 1983 after 27 years service. Ben was a member of St. Sebastian Church, the B. F. Goodrich Retirees, and active in the Parkinsons Support Group and the Stan Hywet Foundation. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Polish Unit of the R.A.F. He is survived by wife, Elizabeth; children and spouses, Christopher J. Hardt of Akron, Mary Alice and James Brosseau of Tulsa, Okla., Ann Therese and Chester Williams of Lexington, Mass., Patricia M. and Robert Donaldson of Congers, N. Y., Margaret M. and Mark Frondorf of Arlington, Va., Karen M. Hardt of Akron, and Mark J. Hardt of Long Beach, Calif.; brother, Janusz Hardt of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; sister, Theresa Stoszowski of Krakow, Poland; seven grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 11 a.m., at St. Sebastian Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at Hummel Funeral Home West on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the St. Sebastian Parish Foundation, Our Lady of the Elms High School, or the Christ Child Society. (Hummel West, Copley-Fairlawn, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 666-1138.)

Hillous M. Harms
WADSWORTH -- Hillous M. Harms (nee Thomas), 73, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 19, 1998, at Akron General Medical Center. The family will receive friends Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., Pastor Judith T. Wozniak officiating. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)

Antonia Denise Harper (Toni)
Antonia Denise Harper (Toni), 32, died March 13, 1998. She leaves, to mourn, her mother, Diane Harper; grandmothers, Ms. Daisy Faulkner and Ms. Lorena Harper; brother, Jimmy Harper; special sister, Gina Moore; godson, Dontae Burt, all of Akron; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and special friends. Funeral services Friday, March 20, 1998, at 7 p.m., at Sommerville Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Annie Greer officiating. Interment at Mt. Peace Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until time of service. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 1151 Frederick Blvd. (Marco Sommerville, 836-2725.)

Louise G. Harper
Louise G. Harper, 83, passed away March 26, 1998, after a long illness. Born in Marietta, Ohio, Mrs. Harper lived in Caldwell before moving to Ellet in 1952; the past 2 1/2 years she resided at Alter Care of Hartville. Mrs. Harper was a homemaker and a member of North Springfield Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth P., in January 1967, she is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Vonda and Leon Waters of Akron; grandchildren, Jill (Ralph) Dowling of Akron, Karen (Duane) Dawson of Kent, Lisa Waters, Kenneth (Wendy) Waters, all of Akron; great-grandchildren, Emily, Andrew, Allison, Alan, and Gwen. Funeral services Monday, 2 p.m., at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Rd., Akron, with Rev. David Brown officiating. Burial at Hillside Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to service time Monday. The family suggests memorials to the North Springfield Presbyterian Church, 671 Canton Rd., Akron 44312. (Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)

Lois ``Dotty'' Hathaway
BARBERTON -- Lois ``Dotty'' Hathaway, 76, a 55 year resident of Barberton, joined her husband, Shorty in the heavenly garden on March 20, 1998. Dotty is survived by her loving family; Donna (Dink) Davis, of Norton, Ron Hathaway of Phoenix, Ariz., Sherry (Jim) Lewis of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Kevin (Monica) Davis, Eric (Chris) Davis, Audra Arnold, Steve (Cindi) Kovacs, Tammy Hathaway, Ron (Liz) Hathaway, Kathy Hathaway and Bobby Hathaway; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Abbey, Mandy, Sean, Koya, Ron Jr., Sara; also survived by sisters, Cleona Liston and Ginny Collier of Chesapeake, Ohio. She dedicated her life to her family, home and God. Her greatest joys were her garden and poetry. She will be greatly missed by all whose life she touched. Funeral service will be Wednesday 11 a.m. at the Hahn Funeral Home, Rev. Darris Malone of Akron Baptist Temple officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. (Hahn, Barberton, 825-2467.)

Nellie M. Hay
Nellie M. Hay, 85, formerly of Akron, died Sunday, March 22, 1998 at the Country Club Retirement Center in Bellaire. She was born on April 1, 1912, in Gilmer County, W. Va, the daughter of the late James and Ella Maude Harris Rowan. Nellie was a retired employee of O'Neils Department Store, Akron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Hay; a son, Eugene Lee Hay; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Marie Hay and four brothers. She is survived by two sisters, Eva R. Plants of Alexandria, Va. and Wilma L. Sheehan of Youngstown; numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in Lockwood Cemetery, Akron, Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home, 400 33rd Street, Bellaire, Ohio.

Rev. George Webster Herman Sr.
Rev. George Webster Herman Sr., 92, passed away Friday, March 6, 1998. He was born March 28, 1905 in Akron the son of Theadore and Sophia (Minor) Herman. Rev. Herman was retired minister of the Congregation Church and had been the Chaplain for Summit County Childrens Home for 20 years. Preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine and his second wife, Cleda. He is survived by his daughter, Lee Reynolds of Barberton, son and daughter-in-law, George Webster Jr. and Sylvia Herman of Medina; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Memorial Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 1998 at the East Market Street Christian Church, 864 E. Market St. where family and friends will gather for a brunch after the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Akron Tri-County Chapter, Cedar-Locust Building, 157 W. Cedar Street, Suite 206, Akron, Ohio 44307. (ADAMS-MASON, 535-9186.)

Dick W. Hilston
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Dick W. Hilston, 72, passed away March 17, 1998. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. TODAY at the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Pastor Larry Leuthaeuser officiating. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery. A military service will be conducted by V.F.W. Ralph Huff Post 1062. (Clifford-Shoemaker, 928-2147.) A Golden Rule Funeral Home

John A. ``Jack'' Hogan
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- John A. ``Jack'' Hogan, 78, of Indianapolis, died March 26, 1998, at his residence. He was a special-accounts manager for Diebold, Inc. for 45 years, retiring in 1985. A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Riviera Club, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 13, Moose Lodge 0179, and American Legion Post 0777. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred I. Hogan, and is survived by sons, Jack M. Hogan and Mark D. Hogan, both of Indianapolis; brother, Harry Hogan of Byesville, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at Flanner & Buchanan, 1305 W. Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, where visitors may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Burial at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. (Flanner & Buchanan, 1-317-475-4475.)

Robert R. Horchler
Robert R. Horchler, 79, of Akron passed away March 20, 1998. Memorial Mass TODAY, 10 a.m. at St. Martha Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, Ohio 44333. (Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello & Carr Grant St., 253-8121.)

Julia A. (Larocco) Huff
Julia A. (Larocco) Huff, 84, died Friday, March 27, 1998 at Akron City Hospital. She was born on October 23, 1913 in Campbell, Ohio and was a schoolteacher in Campbell and Greensburg for 38 years retiring in 1978. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by husband, Willard; and is survived by brother, Vincent Larocco of Akron; sister, Helen Barbe of Youngstown; niece, Linda Barbe of Masury, Ohio; and special friends and caregivers, Ginny and Terry Ogden and Family of Akron. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home, 95 W. Waterloo Rd. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. (Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz 724-1281)

James W. Hurr
James W. Hurr, born Jan. 11, 1921, passed away March 20, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Jim was a four-year veteran of World War II, serving in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. He worked 37 1/2 years at General Tire, retiring in 1977. Jim enjoyed teaching and watching his sons and grandchildren play sports, and was an avid bowler who bowled a 300 game in March 1965. He had attended North Springfield Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Myrtle; and brothers, Melvin and Herbert (Mutt) Hurr, he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen (McCord); sons, Don (Doris), Bob, and Jim (Michelle); grandchildren, Eileen, Shawn, Troy, and Kisha; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Ashley, Matthew, Michael, and Parker; sisters, Marjorie Leib and Myrtle Phillips; and many nieces and nephews. Chapel services and burial will be Monday, 11 a.m., at Hillside Memorial Park, 1025 Canton Rd., Akron, with Rev. David Brown officiating. Friends may call at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Rd., Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Springfield Presbyterian Church, 671 Canton Rd., Akron 44312. (Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)

Benford Lawson Hinkle Jr.
Benford Lawson Hinkle Jr., 53, of Akron, passed away Monday, March 16, 1998, at the Hospice Care Center. He was born Nov. 10, 1944, in Akron, the son of Benford L. and Dorothy Mae Hinkle Sr. Mr. Hinkle was formerly employed by U-Haul Inc. Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Beverly; son, Benford L. III; sister, Darlene Sine; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 131 N. Canton Rd. at Gilchrist Road, where funeral services will held at 8 p.m. Friday. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. (FARLEY, 784-3334.)

Kathryn Arlene Hoffman
Kathryn Arlene Hoffman, 94, died March 28, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; son, Richard; and grandson, Gary, she leaves her son, Robert; her brother, James Strausser; grandchildren, Alan and Lonnie Hoffman, Cheryl Deeds, JoAnn Cooper, Carrie Kmet, Kathy Walker, and Janis Sharkey; nephews, James and David Strausser; niece, Nancy Wagner; 14 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. WEDNESDAY at Rose Hill Burial Park in Fairlawn. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 867-4141.)

Walter E. Hollis
Walter E. Hollis, 71, went home to be with the Lord on March 23, 1998, at Barberton Citizens Hospital. Born in Sylvester, Ga., he had lived as a beloved member of the Barberton community for most of his life. He was retired from the City of Barberton, and was a member of AFSCME Local 265, the South Barberton Men's Club, and the Sportsman Club. He was preceded in death by brother, Albert Hollis; and sister, Marietta Drake, and is survived by his beloved wife, Eleanor; sons, Timothy Petterson of Akron, Steve Hollis of Akron, and Brian Hollis of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughters, Marietta March of Akron and Lelisa Hollis of Barberton; brother, Willie C. (Maggie) Crawford of Sylvester, Ga.; sister, Frankie Buckner of Akron; beloved aunt, Gladys Hopkins; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hollis; four grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Homegoing services will be held Monday, 1 p.m., at the Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church, 901 Copley Rd., Pastor Marvin Brown officiating. Visitation will be held from noon until time of service. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to 179 Elson Ave., Barberton 44203. (SERVICES ENTRUSTED TO TURNER & RHODEN, 724-1201.)

Helen G. Holtz
Helen G. Holtz, 82, died March 28, 1998. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 12 Noon Wednesday at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, 4019 Manchester Rd., with Fr. James Schleicher officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Billow LAKES Chapel, 472 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd.(Rt. 619) TODAY 4-8 p.m. (Billow Lakes Chapel, 867-4141)

Joseph F. Horsfall
Joseph F. Horsfall, 82, of Northfield, was the beloved husband of M. Alice (nee Mock); beloved father of Cheryl (Ron) Adams, Joseph Jr. (Beverly), Thomas (Cindy), and Richard (Bonnie); loving grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of one; dear brother of Sam and Hilda Horsfall and the late William, George, Maurice and James Horsfall. Joseph served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to the Northfield Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at the Northfield Baptist Church, 311 W. Aurora Rd., Northfield, Ohio. Friends will be received at Johnson-Romito, a Golden Rule Funeral Home (Route 82 one mile west of State Route 8), Northfield Center, Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. (330-468-1443.)

Robert W. Huegle
TENNESSEE -- Robert W. Huegle, born March 18, 1965, died March 19, 1998, at age 33 years and one day. He leaves his father, William Huegle; grandmother, Ruth McKeel; aunt and uncle, Mary Ann and Tom Ulrich; cousins, Steven and Chris Predojev, all of Akron; uncle, Michael Lab of Seattle. He also leaves his mother, Beverly Sue Hosler; sister, Reanna Sarieh; his companion of six years, Sue Ruthenberg; and grandmother, Viola Hall, all of Tennessee; also aunts and cousins in California. We'll all miss you, Robby. Services were held in Tennessee.

James W. Hurr
James W. Hurr, born Jan. 11, 1921, passed away March 20, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Chapel services and burial will be Monday, 11 a.m., at Hillside Memorial Park, 1025 Canton Rd., Akron, with Rev. David Brown officiating. Friends may call at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Rd., TODAY from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Springfield Presbyterian Church, 671 Canton Rd., Akron 44312. (Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)


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