Mary Jeannette Hanes
Mary Jeannette Hanes, 80, of Medina, died of cancer Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
Born Aug. 6, 1920, in Warren, she was the daughter of Charles and Blanche (Dwyer) Wilson. She had lived in Lorain and Newton Falls before moving to Medina in 1989.
Mrs. Hanes had been a data processor at Van Huffel Tube in Warren.
She was a member of the Pithian Sisters, Rebekah Lodge No. 311 and Dames of Malta, all in Newton Falls. She loved traveling, crocheting, music, playing the piano and attending band concerts in Medina.
She sang in the choir at Newton Falls United Methodist Church and sang in the Warren Civic Choir when she lived in Newton Falls.
Survivors include a son, Stanley C. "Skip" of Southington; daughter, Mary Hanes of Medina; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Alex Amos Hanes, whom she married Aug. 6, 1944, died Dec. 19, 1976.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Newton Falls Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Russell Karas, 86, of Brookpark Drive, Cuyahoga Falls, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Bath Manor in Bath.
Born Sept. 9, 1914, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of Sam and Katie Karas.
Survivors include his wife, Velma (Boyle); son, Peter (Julie) of Peninsula; daughter, Sandi Kline of Cuyahoga Falls; three grandchildren; and a sister, Catherine Niemoshinski. His brother, Peter; and sister, Mary Jones, died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery.
Jeanette Mary (Rocco) Cline
Former Shalersville resident Jeanette Mary (Rocco) Cline, 78, of Fairborn, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Greene Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Cline was a member of Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence, to whom she was married for 49 years; son, Larry (Debra) of Jamestown, Ohio; daughters, Kimberly (Mark) Davis of Mantua and Cynthia (Terry) Barnes of Louisville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brothers, Ed (Virginia) Rocco and Ernest Rocco, both of Phoenix, Ariz. Brothers Dominic, Ralph, Carl and Herb Rocco, and a sister, Mildred Orlando died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Morris Sons Funeral Home in Fairborn. There will be no services. A private burial will be held by the family.
Lue Ella "Auntie" Williams
Lue Ella "Auntie" Williams, 72, of Ravenna, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Akron City Hospital.
She was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Tennessee.
Mrs. Williams retired from Kent State University, where she had worked in the cafeteria for 32 years.
She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons, Willie "Pete" Brumley of Warren, Louis (Michelle) King of Ravenna and Andre (Rebecca) Brumley of Ravenna; daughters, Annie Ruth Nelson of Chicago, Ill. and Cora Mae Broome of Akron; daughter-in-law, Sara Joyce White of Florida; 25 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Her husband, Sonny Williams; sons, Richard Brumley and Robert Strickland; brothers; and sisters died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at noon on Saturday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.
Anthony J. "Tony" Pecora
Anthony J. "Tony" Pecora, 80, of Lordstown, died Thursday, June 14, 2001 at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
Born June 13, 1921, in Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of Samuel and Josephine Pecora. Formerly of San Francisco, Calif., he lived in the Lordstown area for the past 15 years.
Mr. Pecora was a cement truck driver and was employed in construction for 30 years.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Christ Our King Church in Warren and belonged to the local teamsters. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an antique automobile buff.
Survivors include his wife, Maria (Pellegrim), whom he married on Feb. 7, 1969; son, Robert Pecora of New Jersey; daughter, Diane Katz of Florida; three grandchildren; sister, Rose Gentile of Long Island, N.Y.; step-son, James R. Stanley of Newton Falls.
Calling hours will be held at 12 noon on Monday at Christ Our King Church in Warren, where services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Frederick Lukehart officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum at All Souls Cemetery. Arrangements by the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of the Borowski Memorial Home.
Thomas W. Irving
BRIMFIELD Thomas W. Irving, 70, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001.
Born in Akron, he had lived most of his life in Brimfield.
Mr. Irving was manager-owner of Maplecrest Golf Course in Brimfield.
He was a member of Rockton Masonic Lodge in Kent, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Faith United Methodist Church of Brimfield.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Lela (Milner); son, Brian T. of Kent; daughter, Linda (Dan) Martin of Kent; two granddaughters; and brother, James of Kent.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church of Brimfield, with the Rev. Geraldine Burchett officiating. Arrangements were made by Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home in Tallmadge.
Memorials may be made to the Brimfield Rescue Squad.
SHALERSVILLE - Kathryne H. Shumaker, 79, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at the home of her daughter following a period of declining health.
Born Dec. 24, 1921, in Kittaning, Pa., she was the daughter of John and Anna (Makucka) Skursky.
Survivors include her daughter, Fay Beaver of Streetsboro; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Michael Skursky of Ford City, Pa. Her husband, Leroy E. Shumaker, died on April 8, 1982.
There will be no calling hours. Private services will be held for the family. Arrangements were made by the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel.
Elizabeth E. Walker, 79, of Ravenna, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born May 7, 1922, in Diamond, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Sally (Swigart) Hamrick. She was a life resident of the area.
Mrs. Walker worked for the Hattie Larlham Foundation in Shalersville.
Survivors include her sons, Lawrence C. and William H., both of Castleberry, Fla., and Clarence R. "Rick" of Ravenna; daughter, Kathryn J. Rios of Ravenna; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Her husband, Lawrence, died in 1975. Her sons, Robert and Leslie died previously.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville with Rev. Louis McLat officiating. A reception will follow at the family home, 10485 Peck Road in Mantua. Arrangements were made by the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Hattie Larlham Foundation.
PALMYRA - Charles J. Lewis, 71, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a short illness.
Born Nov. 27, 1929, in West Virginia, he was the son of Charles A. and Nora P. (Marlowe) Lewis. He had been a Palmyra resident since 1960.
Mr. Lewis was a stover operator at RB&W in Kent prior to his retirement.
He was a member of the Edinburg Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, June (Knight), to whom he was married 51 years; son, Larry (Susan) of Ravenna; daughters, Barbara (Ted) Jagietta of Lake Milton, Sue Fulkerson of Ravenna and Mary (Wayne) Greathouse of Palmyra; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Homer of Pennsylvania and James "Spud" of West Virginia; sisters, Exei Blaud and Lena Gillispi, both of West Virginia, Virginia Sanford of Virginia, Pat Schneider of Wisconsin and Barbara Lott of California. One brother and one sister died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in West Cemetery in Palmyra.
Esther M. Waltenberger, 94
Esther M. Waltenberger, 94, of South Prospect Street in Ravenna, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Nov. 26, 1906, in Barberton, she was the daughter of Frank M. and Mary (Harter) Waltenberger.
Miss Waltenberger retired in 1971 from her position as assistant dean of the School of Music in Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and was included in Who's Who of American Women - Fifth Edition. She held life memberships in the Delta Omicron National Professional Fraternity, Calusa Musicale, National Federation of Music Clubs, Little Acorns and the Friends of the Library in Cape Coral, Fla.
She attended Akron Business College, University of Akron, Wayne State University, Detroit Institute of Art, University of Dayton and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She studied under Professor William Madoc Roberts in Cleveland.
Survivors include her sister, Letha Phile of Newark. Her brothers, Charles M. Waltenberger and Clarence E. Waltenberger, died previously.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent, where services will immediately follow with the Rev. Kent Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Loyal Oak Cemetery in Loyal Oak.
Memorials may be made to the Zeta Omicron Chapter at Kent State University.
Mark D. Strader, 42
Mark D. Strader, 42, of Newton Township, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Illinois.
Born Oct. 9, 1958, in Warren, he was the son of Charles Jacob and Fran (Caracciolo) Strader. He had lived in Niles before moving to Newton Township in 1992.
Mr. Strader was the assistant postmaster for the Girard Post Office, retiring in 1998. He had been a real estate agent for ERA Tri-Sun Realty for the last four years.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Newton Falls.
Survivors include daughters, Angie of Newton Falls and Nicole of Parkman; three grandchildren; parents, Charles and Fran Strader of Warren; and brothers, Charles Jacob Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., Kenneth of Cortland and Keith of Pittsburgh. A brother, Paul Joseph, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church in Newton Falls, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Newton Falls.
Arrangements are being handled by James Funeral Home in Newton Falls.
Lynn Marie (Truce) Daley, 60
Lynn Marie (Truce) Daley, 60, of Dublin, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at her residence.
She was the daughter of Allen and Helen Truce.
Survivors include her husband, Richard W.; sons, Kenneth W. (Dana), David W. (Terri) and Richard J. (Angie); daughter, Sharon K. (Steve) Weltner; six grandchildren; her mother; step-father, Lou Baran; brothers, Richard Truce and Michael Truce; and sisters, JoAnn (Steve) Wohlgemuth, Karen (Mike) Bosely and Deborah (Bob) McClung. Her father died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Powell Road (Olentangy Street), in Powell. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Brigid of Kildare Church, 7179 Avery Road, Dublin, OH 43017.
Memorials may be made to St. Brigid of Kildare Church or Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
Howard F. "Skip" Johnston Jr., 49
Howard F. "Skip" Johnston Jr., 49, of Avonmore, Pa., died Thursday, June 14, 2001, in the Latrobe (Pa.) Area Hospital.
Born Oct. 14, 1951, in Greensburg, Pa., he was a son of Howard F. Johnston Sr. and the late Linda Fordyce Johnston.
He was employed as a truck driver. He was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Delmont, Pa.
Survivors include a daughter, Nora Johnston Vanderella of Greensburg, Pa.; three grandchildren; father Howard F. of Streetsboro; brother, Jeffrey L. (Julie) Johnston Sr., of Georgia; and sisters, Cynthia (David) Ratliff of Parma and Jodi L. Johnston of Cleveland. His mother and a sister, Kimberly Ann Johnston, died previously.
Calling hours will be held today and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bash-Nied Funeral Home, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, Pa. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Peter P. Bortz officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 521 Plymouth St., Suite 6, Greensburg, PA 15601 or to Trinity United Church of Christ, 39 E. Pittsburgh St., Delmont, PA 15626.
Joseph "Ted" Granat, 89
Joseph "Ted" Granat, 89, of Lake Roger Drive, Sugar Bush Knolls, and formerly of Middlebury Road, Kent, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Stow-Glen Retirement Center.
Born March 18, 1912 in Cleveland, he was the son of Teofil and Apolonia (Krajewski) Granat.
Mr. Granat retired in 1970 as a foreman at American Steel and Wire. He also had worked at the Cleveland Worsted Mills in Cleveland and the Carnation Milk Co. in Pennsylvania. He was a former member of the Ashlar Lodge in Cleveland. He had lived most of his life in Cleveland and moved to Kent in 1971.
Survivors include his daughter, Nora (Charles) Kegley of Sugar Bush Knolls; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His wife, Susanna S. (Pratus) died in 1990.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Harvard Grove Cemetery in Cleveland.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Ohio, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, 43228, or the KSU basketball program, c/o KSU Blue and Gold, 187 Mac Center, Kent, 44242.
John P. Haney, 55
John P. Haney, 55, of Ravenna, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a brief illness.
Born June 3, 1946, in Atwater, he was the son of James and Mary (Henry) Haney.
Mr. Haney was a member of the Ravenna Church of Christ.
Survivors include his mother, Mary; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. His father, James, died in 1993 and his sister, Dorothy Wayne, died in 1988.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Atwater Chapel, with Evangelist Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Atwater Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Ravenna Church of Christ or the Epilepsy Foundation.
Wanda J. Matta, 70
STREETSBORO - Wanda J. Matta, 70, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born May 30, 1931, in Clarksburg, W. Va., she had lived in Cleveland before moving to Streetsboro 45 years ago.
Mrs. Matta was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro.
Survivors include her husband, Steve, to whom she was married for 45 years; sons, John of Brimfield, George and Andrew, both of Streetsboro, Timothy of Shalersville, Michael of Norton and Steve of Seattle; daughters, Barbara Powell and Christine Johnson, both of Ravenna, and Patricia Matta of Streetsboro; and 19 grandchildren. A sister, Betty Stropki, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro with the Rev. Msgr. Frederick Slaven officiating. Private burial will be held.