Guido Cipriano, 76
Local business owner and caterer Guido M. Cipriano, 76, of Ravenna, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a brief illness.
Born March 15, 1925, in Ravenna, he was the son of Sylvester and Beatrice (Sarrocco) Cipriano. He had lived in Ravenna all his life.
Mr. Cipriano founded Guido's Pizza and Catering in downtown Ravenna in 1966. He was the former owner of Guido's Top of the Inn in Kent.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna.
Mr. Cipriano was a member of the Ravenna Elks Club, the Ravenna Zoning Board and the Ravenna High School Blue Ribbon Committee. He also was involved with many other local civic activities.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna. Entombment will be at St. Mary's Mausoleum in Ravenna.
Elizabeth Collins, 77
Former area resident Elizabeth "Betty Lou" Collins, 77, of Kure Beach, N.C., died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at Autumn Care in Wilmington, N.C.
Born Nov. 22, 1923, in Manila, Philippines, she was the daughter of Capt. Harold and Hazel (Hissrich) Fisher.
Mrs. Collins was employed by Kent State University, scheduling educational television. She also lived in Liberia for 20 years.
She was an avid swimmer and enjoyed playing bridge and tennis. She was a volunteer at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a member of P.E.O., and was active in her church.
Survivors include husband, Norman E., whom she married Dec. 8, 1943; sons, Norman (Cindy) Collins Jr. and Charles (Cheryl) Collins; daughters, Claudia (Charles) Reisinger and Suzanne Collins; four grandchildren; brother, Charles (Chrystel) Fisher; and sister, Margaret (Kermit) Zig. A brother, Harold Fisher, died previously.
Arrangements were handled by the National Cremation Service.
Mildred Tinlin, 83
Mildred L. Tinlin, 83, of Ravenna, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at the Portage County Nursing Home in Shalersville.
Born June 28, 1918, in Ravenna, she was the daughter of William L. and Nellie (Yunkman) Luli. She was a lifelong Ravenna resident.
Mrs. Tinlin was a former hairdresser and worked as a secretary at the Ravenna Arsenal.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna.
Survivors include her husband, Bill, to whom she was married 55 years; sons, Thomas (Gloria) of Ravenna and David (Janette) and William (Ruth), both of Brimfield; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother, James Luli of Brecksville. Brothers, Willard and Walter Luli, and sister, Edna Thomas, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. David Misbrener officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Akron, Tri-County Chapter, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 301, Akron 44313.
Martha Brandis, 90
Ravenna native Martha Louise Brandis, 90, of Chapel Hill, N.C., died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Carolina Meadows after a short illness.
Born in Ravenna, she was the daughter of Leonard and Eva (Axe) Miller. She graduated from Ravenna High School in 1929 and was selected Miss Portage County in 1928. She had lived in Chapel Hill since 1934.
Mrs. Brandis performed with the Marthine Sisters Trio in the Harry Delmar Vaudeville Revue on and off Broadway. During World War II, she served as an aircraft spotter in Charleston, S.C.
She graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1945 and earned a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina in 1964, where she worked in the medical school library.
Mrs. Brandis was a portrait artist and had pen and ink drawings of campus buildings reproduced in UNC printings. She won a North Carolina Senior Games Visual Arts award in 2000.
Her only survivor is her son, Henry III (Ava) of Seattle. Her husband, Henry Jr., died previously.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas in Raleigh, N.C.
Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Mary Tubbs, 77
Mary McMillan Tubbs, 77, of Greenville, N.C., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at Craven Regional Medical Center.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lived in Canada for three years and moved to Cleveland in 1960. She lived in Florida before moving to Greenville last year.
Mrs. Tubbs worked for the Rolls Royce Co. in Hillington, Scotland, during World War II.
Survivors include her husband, Louis E.; sons, Maurice of Greenville and James (Laura) of Salisbury, N.C.; daughters, Ann (Jeffrey) Allen of Wilmington, N.C., Janet Higgins of Louisville, Ky., and Mary (Tony) Lewis of Greenville; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters living in England and Scotland. A son, John, died in 1985.
A memorial service followed by calling hours will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Greenville.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, 5019 Nations Crossing, Suite 217 Building 7, Charlotte, NC 28217.
Eleanor Crites, 85
RANDOLPH - Eleanor J. (Hogle) Crites, 85, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at the Essex of Tallmadge.
Born June 8, 1916, she was the daughter of Cecil and Gertrude (Skaburn) Wagner. She had lived in Randolph for more than 28 years.
Mrs. Crites was retired from General Tire and the Twin Pines restaurant and motel in Rootstown.
Survivors include her son, Richard L. (Charlene) Hogle of Florida; daughter, Beverly (Fred) Runyon of Randolph; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A brother, Cecil Wagner, and sister, Sarah Carson, died previously.
Her body has been donated to the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.
Linda Wampler, 57
STREETSBORO - Linda Sue Wampler, 57, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at her home.
Born Feb. 1, 1944, in Tiskilwa, Ill., she was the daughter of Gerhardt and Bertha (Carmen) Heuer. She had lived in Bedford before moving to Streetsboro in 1991.
Mrs. Wampler was a picker at Loctite in Solon.
Survivors include sons, Wayne G. Huhn of Mantua and William T. Huhn of Warren; three grandchildren; brother, Carl Heuer of Minerva; half-brothers, Gerald Househoulder of Minerva and James Householder of East Rochester, Ohio; and sister, Shirley Warth of Minerva.
There will be no calling hours or services. Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements were handled by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Jess Sirila, 83
Jess S. Sirila, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, in Akron.
Survivors include his wife, Marie (Gibson); daughters, Linda Nicoll, Dr. Eileen Donich, Sandra Pikturna and Rhonda Hovan; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Adeline Barry. A sister, Mary Sprafka, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the DiCicco & Sons Funeral Home in Mayfield Heights. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gesu Catholic Church in University Heights. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.
Barbara Vanderink, 70, died Tuesday, Aug, 21, 2001, at her home in Troy Township.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.
Elsie S. Crawford
Elsie S. Crawford of 28 Bridge St., Newton Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001.
Born Nov. 28, 1905, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Joseph and Fannie (Yanda) Brastajan.
She was a member of First Christian Church of Newton Falls.
She enjoyed reading, playing cards, and rollerskating with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons, James E. of Leavittsburg and Richard E. of Newton Falls; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Her husband , James A., died in 1959. Three sisters and two brothers also died previously.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until services at noon Friday at First Christian Church in Newton Falls. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland. James Funeral Home in Newton Falls is handling arrangements.
William Hunter Mitchell
William Hunter Mitchell of Milford, Kansas, the 9-month-old grandson of Robert and Iris Palmer of Ravenna, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at his home.
Born Nov. 13, 2000, in Salina, Kansas, he was the son of Major Ricardo J. and Captain Lorie (Feetterers) Mitchell.
Other survivors include his grandmother, Helen Brehony of Arizona.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church of Ravenna, with the Rev. Cliff Garris officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna. Arrangements are being handled by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Memorials can be made to the Hunter Hope Foundation for Research for Kabbe' Disease, P.O. Box 643, Orchard Park, N.Y., 14127.
Harold L. Gilbert
Harold L. Gilbert, 76, of Tallmadge, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, after a long illness.
Born in Ravenna, he was the son of Jay and Ida Gilbert. He lived in Edinburg until World War II.
Mr. Gilbert retired in 1987 after 35 years of service with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 219.
He was a U.S Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Feland.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 530.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; daughter Beth Wylie of Cuyahoga Falls; three grandchildren; brother, James (Joann) Gilbert of Ravenna; and sister, Dorothy Weinkauf of Streetsboro.
Services were held at Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home in Tallmadge. Burial was in Tallmadge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 E. Market St., Akron, 44308.