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Miscellaneous Summit County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

Eugene V. Dann
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Eugene V. Dann, 78, died March 30, 1998. Mr. Dann was born in Norwalk, Ohio and had resided in Cuyahoga Falls the past 29 years, moving there from North Hill. He retired in 1990 from the Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept. with six years service, had been on the Police Reserves, and was previously employed by the Diamond Foundry. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the 104th Army Infantry Division, was injured and received two Purple Hearts and medals of honor. He had attended St. John's Episcopal Church and was a member of American Legion Charles Faust Post 281. Preceded in death by his brothers, Leroy and Richard and sister, Rose, he is survived by his loving wife of 51 1/2 years, Evelyn; his loving children and their spouses, David and Sheila Dann and Denise and Danny Zuravel, all of Cuyahoga Falls; grandchildren, Stephen, David II (Holly), and Kris Dann, Carey and Christina Zuravel, and Erica (Bill) Deverall; great-grandchildren, Breanna, Sierra, Macie, Joshua, Anjelica, and Kayla; brother, Jack Dann of Kansas; sister, Nancy Fox of Ravenna; brother-in-law, Carmen DiSalvo and his wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Lee Ruther; and many nieces and nephews.
``When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow through the years.
Start out bravely with a galant smile.
And for my sake and in my name,
Live on and do all things the same.
Fret not your lonliness on empty days.
But fill each waking hour in useful ways.
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer.
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near.
And never, never, be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky.''

Friends may call from 6 to 9 TONIGHT at the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Vicki Smith officiating. Interment at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. A military service will be conducted by American Legion Charles Faust Post 281. In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association in his memory. (Clifford-Shoemaker, 928-2147.) A Golden Rule Funeral Home

Thomas O. Dannemiller
Thomas O. Dannemiller, 47, of Dover and formerly of Cuyahoga Falls died Friday, April 3, 1998. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover. Friends can call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home in Dover Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Tuscarawas County or the Rainbow Connection in New Philadelphia. (Toland-Herzig, 343-6132.)

Thomas Edward Davenport
Thomas Edward Davenport, 21, departed from this earthly life on April 5, 1998. He was born in Akron and lived in the community all of his life, attending the Akron Public School System. Preceded in death by grandparents, he is survived by daughter, Quaona Davenport; mother, Geraldine Davenport; father, Thomas Springfield; brothers, Fred Lamont and Daniel Lee Davenport; sister, Zipporah Springfield; stepgrandmother, Florence Davenport; grandfather, Henry Springfield, Sr., all of Akron; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at the Turner & Rhoden Memorial Home, Evangelist Marsha Duckworth officiating. Interment at Mt. Peace Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. Condolences may be sent to 187 W. Long St. and 801 Chaulker St. (Services entrusted to TURNER & RHODEN MEMORIAL HOME, 724-1201.)

William Courtney Davis
STOW -- William Courtney Davis, 68, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998. Born July 7, 1929, in Springfield Township, he had lived in Stow since 1941, and was employed as Quality Assurance Representative for the U. S. Government from 1962 until his retirement in 1989. Bill was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a corporal in the Signal Corps. His memberships included Charles Faust American Legion Post 281, where he served as Post Commander, Cliff Hockley Post 3532 V.F.W., and the Early Ford V-8 Club. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his father, Paul Courtney Davis, who was a direct descendant of three of Ohio's original pioneer families; and his mother, Ruth Lucretia Keller, who was born and raised in Akron's Spicertown. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; son, William Courtney Davis Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Cuyahoga Falls; daughters, Anne Courtney Davis and husband, Joseph Wasielewski, of Stow, and Elizabeth Irene Cawley of Kent; grandchildren, Paul Courtney Davis, Phoebe Amalthalia Prysock, Karla Ann Cawley, Rose Lynn Cawley; great-grandson, James Courtney Stallard; sisters, Phyllis (Charles) Titus of Norton, Irene (Richard) Weil of North Canton. Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Redmon Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial at Stow Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 225 W. Exchange St., Akron 44302. (Redmon, Stow, 688-6631.)

Theodore Edward DeHart
BARBERTON -- Theodore Edward DeHart, 65, died April 13, 1998, at Barberton Citizens Hospital. He was born in Barberton, where he was a life resident. He was last employed by the Burger Iron Co. for 11 years, retiring three years ago, and was formerly employed with the Ohio Brass Co. for 30 years. He was a member of the First Hungarian Benefit Society, United Steelworkers of America Local 2089, Barberton Moose Lodge 759, Firestone V.F.W. Post 3383, and was a veteran, serving in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by mother, Remola DeHart of Barberton; brother, William (Pat) DeHart of Orrville; daughters, Kathleen (Bobby) Perkins of Aylett, Va., Nancy (Ricky) Massey of Beckley, W. Va.; son, Robert; grandchildren, Travis DeHart, Amanda Perkins, Kellie and Nikki Massey; friends, Duane Hacker and Bill Eberhardt. A graveside service will be Friday, 11 a.m., at Lockwood Cemetery, Rev. Brian Cowan officiating. NO CALLING HOURS. Memorials are requested to Barberton Evangelical Friends Church, 272 E. Robinson Ave., Barberton 44203. (Hahn, Barberton, 825-2467.)

Mary Lou Demeo
Mary Lou Demeo, 63, passed away April 1, 1998, at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Visitation will be TONIGHT at the Rossi Funeral Home, 730 30th St. N.W., Canton, from 6 to 9. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. (Rossi, 1-330-492-5830.)

Ruby G. Denious
Ruby G. Denious, 85, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Barberton Citizens Hospital. Born in Akron, she was a life resident of the area, and had retired as an accountant with Westinghouse Corp. in Orrville. A member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, she taught Sunday School, and was a member of the Altar Guild. She was a Brownie Scout leader, was active in the Clinton School P.T.A., and was a member of the Clinton Garden Club and the Clinton Bridge Club. Preceded in death by husband, Robert A. Denious, she is survived by daughter, Margaret Denious of Alpharetta, Ga.; grandson, Benjamin Gasser of Alpharetta, Ga.; and brother, Robert P. Webb of Clinton. Memorial services TODAY, 4 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, Pastor Julie Thoms officiating. Final resting place at Clinton Cemetery. (Swigart-Easterling, 854-2356.)

Edmund Deuschle
ROOTSTOWN -- Edmund Deuschle, 63, passed away Friday, April 10, 1998. Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at ADAMS-MASON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 791 E. Market St. in Akron, where friends may call TODAY 4 to 8 p.m. Rev. Roy J. Kelsey officiating. Burial will be at Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown. In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to Community Bible Church, 3671 Tallmadge Rd., Rootstown, Ohio, 44272. (ADAMS-MASON, 535-9186.)

Laura Louise Orndorff Diblik
Laura Louise Orndorff Diblik, 34, of Birchwood Drive, Sugar Bush Knolls, died Tuesday at Akron City Hospital. She was born Nov. 17, 1963, in Ravenna, to Roy Lee and Ruth Ann (Johnson) Orndorff Jr. She was a graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School and the Ohio State University. She worked for many years in Chicago for various social agencies, including Maryville Academy, Cuneo Hospital, and the Counseling Center of Lakeview, where she was a residential/out-patient supervisor. Survivors include her husband, Michael; son, Dylan of Sugar Bush Knolls; parents, Ruth Ann and Roy L. ``Pete'' Orndorff Jr. of Sugar Bush Knolls; brothers, Robert (Mary Chang) Orndorff and their daughter, Clara, of Seattle, Wash., Richard (Sharen) Orndorff of Las Vegas, Nev., and Randall Orndorff of Kent; sister, Elizabeth (Mark) Gundlach and their daughter, Abi, of Kent; and grandparents, Roy L. and Dorothy Orndorff of Maryland. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marvin and Florence Johnson. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Streetsboro, 8940 state Route 43, with Rev. James Cox officiating. The family will receive friends immediatly following the services. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Private burial will be at Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent. The family requests no flowers and that memorials may be made to caring organizations of your choice such as United Methodist Church of Streetsboro, Open-M of Akron, Habitat for Humanity, or the Juvenile Diabetes Association. (Bissler & Sons Funeral Home, 330-673-5857.)

Martin P. Dippel
Martin P. Dippel, 74, passed away April 4, 1998. Mr. Dippel was born in Akron on May 18, 1923. He was a United States Army Air Corp Veteran of World War II and worked for B.F. Goodrich for 41 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Canal Fulton and V.F.W. Lodge of Akron. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Clydie; sons, Phillip and Mark (Jan) Dippel; daughters, Kathy (Jim) Baston, Marlene Keller, and Renee (Brad) McKenney; grandchildren, Jim (Mandy) Baston, Ryan and Erin Baston, Amy (Jay) Cheney, Beth and John Mark Dippel, Traci and Jack Keller, Bryce, Brandon, Zachary, and Kelly McKenney; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Kristen Cheney; brother, Henry (Mary) Dippel; sister, Katherine (Hank) Meier. Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. where services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m., Pastor George Stitz officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. (Bacher, 644-0024.)

Joyce Doll
WADSWORTH -- Joyce Doll, 68, died Friday, April 10, 1998, at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital. Mrs. Doll was born in Akron, where she resided the past ten months, previously residing in Wadsworth. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Bill; daughters, Cheryl (Mrs. Allen) Krothe of Stow, Veahlee Laughter of Akron, Shonna Laughter of Medina, Nahlene Huffman of Ashland; sons, John Doll of Akron, Martin Stack (Janet) of Seville, Thomas Adkins of Akron, and Ted Laughter of Wadsworth; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by mother, Viola Smith. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Pastor Daniel C. Hanny officating. In lieu of flowers, contirbutions may be made to the Alzheimers Association. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)

Betty Drummond
MONROE FALLS -- Betty Drummond, 84, died March 31, 1998. Mrs. Drummond retired as a secretary for many years at the Church in the Falls. She was born in Cleveland and lived most of her life in the Silver Lake and Munroe Falls area, and was a member of the Church in the Falls. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon; and daughter-in-law, Kathy Drummond. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Mark Brazle of Tallmadge; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey L. and Jane Drummond of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jerry E. Drummond of Tallmadge; sisters, Ann Schwendeman of Tallmadge, Norma Ende of Cleveland; grandchildren, Jennifer Brauer, Joshua Drummond, Amber and Erin Drummond, Luk, Rebekka, David, Karina, and Kristina Brazle. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church in the Falls, with Dr. Rod Sheldon officiating. Burial at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Hennessy Bagnoli Funeral Home, 339 Southwest Ave., 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of other remembrances donations may be given to the Charles Carman Mission Fund, c/o Church in the Falls, 837 Chestnut Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls 44221. (Hennesy-Bagnoli TALLMADGE, 376-4251.)

Josephine Duffield
Josephine Duffield, 72, died April 4, 1998 at Hospice Care Center. Funeral service Tuesday 11 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, Rev. Jack Kozak officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery in Uniontown. Calling hours TONIGHT 7 to 9 p.m. at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (Rt. 619). Contributions may be made in her memory to the Lupus Foundation or Hospice Care Center. (Schermesser, City of Green Chapel, 724-9351.)

Ernest Durieux
Ernest Durieux, 88, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, in Port Charlotte, Fla. Born in Coldwater, Mich., Mr. Durieux resided in Florida since 1974, previously residing in Akron. He was the owner and president of Rubber City Steel Products for over 30 years, retiring in 1973. Mr. Durieux is survived by wife, Cherry (nee Stearns); sons, Arthur of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Tony of Newark; daughters, Juanita Miller and Mary Louise May, both of Akron, and Nicole Lewers of Blackshear, Ga.; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dolly Dann and Angel Haupricht, both of Norwalk. He was preceded in death by son, Ernest; sister, Vi Simpkins; brothers, Herb and Oscar. Funeral services Friday, 8 p.m., at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where the family will receive friends Friday from 5 p.m. until time of service, Rev. Robert Liechty officiating. Interment Saturday, 10 a.m., at Mound Hill Cemetery in Seville. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)

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