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Miscellaneous Summit County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

Maureen Macina (Swain)
Maureen Macina (Swain) passed away May 16, 1998. Preceded in death by her son, Chris; parents, Alberta and George Swain; sisters, Roberta Swain and Christine Young; she is survived by son, Carl and brother, Terry (Judy) Swain; stepmother, Jo-Ann Swain; and many nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours or funeral services. (Prentice, 753-7721.)

John P. Mack
TWINSBURG -- John P. Mack passed away May 14, 1998. Born March 2, 1922, in Canton, he was preceded in death by wife, Vivian, in 1978, and is survived by sons, Guy and Bud at home. He was employed by Firestone International before leaving to build his own recreation facility, Redwood Swim and Tennis Club of Twinsburg. John was an avid Ohio State football fan, and his fondest wish was to see Ohio State win another national championship, but said that this probably would not happen at present. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to Summit County Humane Society. (Redmon, Stow, 688-6631.)

Glenna D. Mance
Glenna D. Mance, 73, of 3535 Fenley Rd., Cleveland Heights, passed away Sunday afternoon at her residence, after an extended illness. Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Marietta, Ohio, she graduated from Belpre High School. She attended Wilberforce University and graduated from Kent State University. She gave dedicated and quality service as an educator for over 42 years. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She was preceded in death by father, Luther Dalton; mother, Freda Chandler Dalton; husband, Eugene P. Vance. Survivors include sons, Gary E., Gregory E., Paul A., and Joseph G.; sister, Dorothy Griffin; daughters-in-law, Cathy Howard, Yolanda Mance, and Patrice Mance; four grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Brogdon & Son Funeral Home. Calling hours Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Robert Allen Martter
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Robert Allen Martter, 74, passed away May 17, 1998. Mr. Martter was born in Akron, Ohio and resided in Northampton/Cuyahoga Falls since 1958. He was a graduate of North High School and The University of Akron. He was a navy veteran of World War II and Korea serving on the U.S.S. Sigsbee during World War II. He was employed in tire development at the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, retiring in 1985 with 44 years of service, and was a member of the Northminster Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Darlene; he is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Jim Wilson of Buffalo, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Marc and Susan of Wadsworth, Daniel and Joan of Bowling Green, Ky., Anthony of Erie, Pa., Robert H. and Joan of Erie, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Cleo Snell; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Kingan of Hinckley, Jacqueline Hamblin of Green; Diane (Frank) Hafner of Wadsworth; and brother-in-law, Frank Hafner of Wadsworth. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Clifford Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Harry B. Van Fleet officiating. Final resting place, Northampton Center Cemetery. In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to the Northminster Presbyterian Church, 104 W. Portage Trail Ext., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. (Clifford Shoemaker, 928-2147.) A Golden Rule Funeral Home

Joseph P. Mazur
Joseph P. Mazur, 89, passed away May 18, 1998. He was born in Arnold, Pa., and lived the last 62 years in the Akron area, spending the last 15 winters in Florida. He was a member of St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, former owner of the Rubber City Machine, and worked for the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. as a machinist. He is survived by his wife, Valerie; brother, Stanley Mazur of New Castle, Pa.; sisters, Helen Mazur, Caroline Falkowska, Mary Mazur, all of Poland; in-laws, Joseph and Agatha Dalaski, Joseph Swiatkowski, Joseph and Magdalene Karee, all of Akron; and 18 nieces and nephews. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St. (Hennessy-Bagnoli, AKRON, 376-4251.)

Roger A. McCauley
Roger A. McCauley, 42, passed away May 14, 1998. Born in Akron, Mr. McCauley lived in the area all of his life, was employed by the City of Akron, and served in the U. S. Air Force. Preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Faye; and sister, Ellen, he is survived by daughter, Rachel McCauley of Charlotte, N. C.; brother, Richard (Norma) McCauley of Atwater; sisters, Erma (Leon) Angerstien of Akron, Bonnie (Joe) Horvath of Missouri, Joyce (Barry) Grey of Barberton, and Dorothy Spain of Orlando, Fla.; and many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Monday, 11 a.m., with Pastor Jim Ellis officiating. There will be no calling. (Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.)

John L. (Jack) McGill
HUDSON -- John L. McGill, 62, of Hudson, died Thursday at his residence. Mr. McGill was born in Homestead, Pa., and lived in Hudson the past 27 years. He had worked for United States Steel in Pittsburgh, Pa., Ferro Engineering of Cleveland in industrial sales, and owned McGill Hardware in Hudson from 1976 to 1982. Jack was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Men's Club of Hudson, and the Hudson Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Helen (Bonner); sons, John (Mary) McGill of Hudson, Michael McGill of Hudson, Patrick (Sharon) McGill of Stow; daughter, Maureen (Marty) Kennedy of Oakmont, Pa.; grandchildren, Robin, Kathryn, Erin, Marion, Molly, and Ryan; sister, Gay McGill of Clearwater, Fla. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 23, 1998, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hudson. Friends will be received TODAY, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., at Johnson-Romito, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 19 E. Main St., Hudson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Hospice of the Cleveland Clinic. (1-330-650-4181.)

Timothy Van McGowen
Timothy Van McGowen, 41, passed away suddenly May 18, 1998. Born in Akron, he was a CNC operator at FM Machine. He is survived by son, Timothy D. of Massillon; mother and father, Charlotte and Walter; sisters, Lori and Lisa; nephews, Gavin and Quinton; JoAnn McGowen Street and Helen McGowen; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services Thursday, 11 a.m., at the Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Chapel, 760 E. Market St., with Pastor Jim Dull officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home TODAY from 6 to 9 p.m. (Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 535-7141.)

Jessie McIntire
Jessie McIntire, 87, went home to be with the Lord May 20, 1998, following a short illness. Born in Calhoun County, W. Va., she was a longtime resident of Akron, a devoted homemaker, and a member of Evangel Temple. Preceded in death by husband, William C.; daughter, Lola Marie; and grandson, Donald Messner; she is survived by daughters, Delores (Robert) Messner, Naomi (C. Allen) Plunkett of West Monroe, La., and Carol (Ronald) Adams; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service will be Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Evangel Temple, 688 Dan St., Pastor J. Michael Mancari officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home, 760 E. Market St., TONIGHT, 6 to 8. and one hour prior to service at the church. (Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home & Chapel, 535-7141.)

Maureen King Mecina (Swain)
Maureen King Mecina (Swain) passed away May 16, 1998. Preceded in death by her son, Chris; parents, Alberta and George Swain; sisters, Barbara Swain and Christine Young, she is survived by son, Carl King; brother, Terry (Judy) Swain; stepmother, Jo-Ann Swain; and many nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours or funeral services.

Katie Mae H. Mee
Katie Mae Higginbottom-Mee, 72, went home to be with the Lord on May 1, 1998, at Fairlane Nursing Home in Detroit, Mich., after a long illness. Born in Oxford, Miss., she had lived in this community for 15 years, and in Detroit, Mich., for the last 20 years. She is survived by sons, Larry L. Smith of Detroit, Mich., and ``Doc'' James L. Higginbottom of Washington, D. C.; daughter, Gertrude (Jerome) Clayton of Detroit, Mich.; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lula (Elder Samuel) Hampton, Daisy L. Blackson, Priscilla K. (Ben M.), all of Akron, Barbara A. (Allen) Sims of Little Rock, Ark., and Cathy K. Feaster of Peachtree, Ga.; brothers, Bishop Alex (Gracie), Curtis, Bishop James T. (Esther), and Elder Ronald L. (Evelena) Higginbottom, all of Akron; a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at at 1 p.m. Friday, May 22, 1998, at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel, Elder Ronald Higginbottom officiating. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Procession will form at 936 Dover. Condolences may be sent to Larry Smith, 127 Seward Apt. B4, Detroit, Mich. 48202. (Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)

Austin G. Metts
STOW -- Austin G. Metts, 89, died May 29, 1998. Born in New Middletown, Ohio, he had lived in Stow 37 years, and retired from Sun Oil Co. in 1971 with 37 years service. He was a member of Stow Sunshiners and was an avid bowler and golfer. He is survived by his wife, Merriam (nee Hudson); son, George (Linda) of Russell, Ohio; grandchildren, Robert (Lynne) Metts and Pamela (Steve) Boyer; great-grandchildren, Sidney Boyer, Austin Metts, and Sara Metts; nephews, Clifton and Melvin Cross; niece, Florence Bowler. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Redmon Funeral Home, where Rev. Jack Humbert will conduct services at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial at Zion Cemetery in New Middletown, Ohio. (Redmon, Stow, 688-6631.)

Wanda M. Miklos
WADSWORTH -- Wanda M. Miklos, 84, died Sunday, May 17, 1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. Mrs. Miklos was born in Wadsworth where she was a lifelong area resident. She was a secretary in the admitting office at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, retiring in 1978 with 23 years service. She was a member of Trinity Unity Church of Christ. Mrs. Miklos is survived by daughters, Joan E. Starcher and Janet Czeh, both of Wadsworth; sons, Dennis D. Clark of West Salem, Rex D. Clark of Wadsworth; stepdaughters, Shirley Johnson of Kentucky and Kay Bowman of Medina; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren; sister, Geneva Weltzien of Wadsworth Township. She was preceded in death by husband, Michael; granddaughter, Tamara Starcher; great-grandson, Kevin Starcher; and sister, Marian Bell. Graveside services Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Jonathan A. Knight officiating. Contributions may be made to Leukemia Society of America or a charity of one's choice. (Hilliard Cox Mullaney, 334-1501.)

Leona Moon
Leona Moon passed away May 29, 1998. Announcements later. (Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)

Kenneth D. Moorer Jr.
Kenneth D. Moorer Jr. passed away May 19, 1998, at Barberton Citizens Hospital, after a short illness. He was a lifetime resident of Akron. He was employed as a painter for the Wilbert Co. He was a member of Tower of Prayer Church of God in Christ, where he was a choir member and drummer. He also was a coach of the YMCA basketball league. Kenneth is survived by wife, Donella Moorer; daughter, Tasha Lynette Moorer; parents, Elder Kenneth (Delores) Moorer Sr.; sisters, Monica Renee (Melvin) Howard of Ludington, Mich., Vanessa L. Chavis of Akron; brother, Douglas Aaron (Shelly) Moorer Sr. of Akron; aunts, Gertrude (Paul) Holt, Martha Amos, Mary Woody, Loretta Patterson, Flora McDonald, Ethel Ray, all of Akron, Ruby D. Thomas of Broadview Heights, Ill.; uncles, Larry Brown, Melvin E. Moorer, Lawrence H. Moorer, all of Akron, Charles T. Moorer of Copley, Richard H. Moorer of Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Ashworth Temple, with Elder Burton D. Clemons officiating and remarks by Elder Kenneth D. Moorer Sr. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Procession will form at 1485 Greening Dr. and condolences may be sent to 1485 Copley Dr. (Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)

Mary E. Mullen (nee Doyle)
Mary E. Mullen (nee Doyle), 79, died suddenly on Thursday, May 28, 1998 at Akron General Medical Center. Born in Cleveland, she grew up in Hudson and graduated from Hudson High School. A graduate of St. Thomas School of Nursing, she was employed as a private duty nurse and as a Registered Nurse at area hospitals. A longtime resident of Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, she was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and was active in AARP, St. Thomas School of Nursing Alumni Assoc., a member of Goodyear Gourment Club, Unattachees, the FOP Auxillary, Ladies Oriental Shrine, and enjoyed ballroom dancing. Preceded in death by husband, George L. Mullen; sister, Rosemary Doyle Albon; and granddaughter, Kelly Koch. She is survived by son, William Mullen; daughter, Kathleen (Thomas) Koch; brothers, Edward (Marian) Doyle of Andover, Ohio and Leo (Jeanne) Doyle, Jr. of Elkhart, Ind.; grandchildren, Desiree (Bruce) Bolden, Jens (Linda) Mullen of Portland, Ore., Andrea (Mark) Rossiter, Melissa Mullen and Patricia Mullen; great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Ian Bolden, and Lauren Rossiter; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1905 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, 44223. Interment at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call Sunday 4 to 7 p.m. at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., Akron. If you so desire, the family suggests that donations may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary in her name. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 867-4141.)

Mrs. Azie Myricks
Mrs. Azie Myricks, 96, went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 1998, at Bridge Park Nursing Home. Born in Cordele, Ga., she had lived in this community since 1929. She was a member of the Coburn Street Original Church of God, Missionary Society president, and Northside Prayer Band. Mrs. Myricks is survived by devoted sons, Carl (Cora) Myricks Jr., Wilman (Gladys) Myricks, both of Akron; loving daughters, Christine (William) Roberts of Cleveland, Gladys (James) Massey, Delores (A. J.) Smith, Estella (John ) Lewis, Carmelia (Harvey) Starks, all of Akron; daughter-in-law, Cleo Myricks of Akron; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Monday, June 1, 1998, at the Coburn Street Original Church of God, with Pastor Narbell Sweet officiating. Interment at Glendale Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. until 12 noon. Procession will form at 663 Rainbow Dr. Condolences may be sent to 663 Rainbow Dr. and 601 McKinley Ave. (Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)

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