Frederick B. "Fritz" Weigand
Frederick B. "Fritz" Weigand, 69, of Kent died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at Hospice Care Center of cancer.
Born in Barberton, he moved to Florida in 1948 and returned to Ohio in 1956.
Mr. Weigand retired from Lordstown Metal Fabricating as a die maker. He also was employed at Goodyear Aircraft.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served on the destroyer escort U.S.S. Strickland for two years and also on the submarines U.S.S. Guavina and U.S.S. Madrigal from 1952 to 1956. He also served in the Florida National Guard.
He was a member of St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church in Rootstown.
He was a member of the Cleveland Fiero Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, wood turning, woodworking and Indy racing.
He attended Kent State University.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth, to whom he was married 43 years; son, Fred (Debbie); daughter, Cathy (Wayne) Balmer of Akron; one grandchild; brothers, James of Barberton; brothers and sisters-in-law Maryann Weigand, Harold (Carol) Ellsworth, Bill (Judy) Ellsworth, Maryelva Urdiales, Margie Fitzgerald, Wayne Ellsworth, Denny (Irene) Shea, Pete (Wanda) Ellsworth, Chick (Karen) Willard, Sandy Kepner, Bob (Twyla) Painter, Elaine Roberts, David (Cheryl) Urdiales, Debbie Moreland, and Ron (Kerry) Ellsworth. His father Clarence, mother, Marie Weigand-Stewart, and brother, Eugene E., died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home in Mogadore. Services will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church in Rootstown, with the Rev. Thomas Crum officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter of the Fields Cemetery in Rootstown.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Peter of the Fields Building Fund.
Clarence C. Imhoff Sr.
BRIMFIELD - Clarence C. Imhoff Sr., 77, of 3597 Hanover Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at Summit Villa Nursing Home in Tallmadge.
Born May 23, 1924, in Akron, he was the son of Fred and Nellie (Geppert) Imhoff. A Brimfield resident since 1990, he previously lived in Deerfield and Paris.
Mr. Imhoff worked for the Ohio Department of Highways as a highway worker, retiring in 1990.
He was a war presentor in Deerfield and also helped at the Deerfield Historical Society. He was active in the Hot Stove Baseball League.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Newton Falls.
Survivors include his son, Clarence Jr. of Brimfield; daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Brenda) Spaller of Brimfield; five grandchildren; brother, Alfred of Newton Falls; and sister, Gertrude Jakab of Newton Falls. His wife, Nancy M. (French), whom he married May 28, 1960, died May 10, 2001. His brothers, Frederick, Edward and Joseph, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, where a services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Newton Falls. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery.
STREETSBORO Frank Woljevach, 72, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a long illness.
Born May 6, 1929, in Cleveland, he was the son of Frank and Margaret (Linich) Woljevach. He had lived in Streetsboro for 40 years.
Mr. Woljevach was a crane operator, retiring from the Ohio Operating Engineers Local 18 in 1988.
He was a member of the St. Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Allen), to whom he was married 52 years; son, Thomas (Betty) of Ravenna; daughter, Deborah (Anthony) Hura of Florida; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. His brothers, William and John, and sister, Mary Mount, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro, with Msgr. Frederick Slaven officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Streetsboro.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
Patrick Austin Wiley
Patrick Austin Wiley, the infant son of Shawn M. and Jamie (Davidson) Wiley, died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001.
He was born May 21, 2001 in Ravenna.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his brothers, Trent M. and Ronald Lee White at home; grandparents, Patricia Woodall of Ravenna and Brian and Rosalie Vaughn of Kent; and great-grandmother, Anne Marie Galloway of Ravenna.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 tonight at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church, Ravenna. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ravenna.
Peter S. Renner
STOW - Peter S. Renner, 80, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001.
Mr. Renner retired from Ohio Power Co. in 1981 after 42 years of service.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Laura, to whom he was married 54 years; sons, Steven of Kent and Mark of Las Vegas; daughters, Cynthia of Portland, Maine, and Bonnie of New Philadelphia; and three grandchildren.
Ida Mae Stol
Former Newton Falls resident Ida Mae Stoll, 79, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren following a short illness.
Born Sept. 27, 1921, in Warren, she was the daughter of Robert and Mary (Plumm) Stoll. She had lived in the Newton Falls area since 1938 and graduated from Newton Falls High School in 1940.
Miss Stoll was an order processor for the Hanson Drug Distribution Center in Newton Falls for 25 years before retiring in 1988.
She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by her brother, Jack Stoll, of Westfield, Ohio. A sister, Mary Alice Stoll; and brother, Robert Stoll, died previously.
Calling hours will be held one hour prior to 11 a.m. services Monday at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery in Warren.
William Frank "Bill" Sarrocco
William Frank "Bill" Sarrocco, 43, of Moorpark, Calif., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the UCLA medical center in Los Angeles of complications of leukemia.
Born April 19, 1958, in Ravenna, he was the son of Henry "Chick" and Betty (Morgan) Sarrocco. He moved to California in 1984.
Mr. Sarrocco was an electrical contractor and owner of Sarrocco Electric of Moorpark. He was a substitute teacher at Ravenna High School for about two years before he went to California.
He graduated from Ravenna High School in 1976 and played defensive end for its football team. He then attended and graduated from the University of South Carolina on a football scholarship.
He was a member of Conejo Fly Fishing Club and was very active in the school activities of his sons, Nick and Tony.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine; sons, Nicholas and Tony of the home; sister Diane Turocy, of Summerville, S.C.; and mother Betty S. Sarroco, also of Summerville. His father, and twin sons, Matthew and Mark, died previously.
A memorial service was held Aug. 7, at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks California. Cremation has taken place.
Memorials may be made to UCLA Medical Center, Circle of Caring, Le Cente Ave. 14176 CHS, Los Angeles California 900511701; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Cards may be sent to 68989 Pecan Ave., Moorpark California 93021.
Kathleen Bailey, 87, of Akron died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, after a long illness.
Born Feb. 7, 1914, in Newark, W.Va., she was the daughter of John Monroe and Rejina (Hamrick) Leep.
She was a member of NE-HTA Chapter No. 500, Order of the Eastern Star, but most importantly, she was devoted to her family.
Survivors include son Duane "Bud" (Marsha) Bailey of Kent; daughters, Mona Russey of Akron, Norma (Roger) Robison of Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband, Fay Bailey, granddaughter, Laurel Reich, brother, Roland Leep, and sister, Bonna Exline, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Road, Akron, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dan L. Wright officiating. Burial will be at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Online condolences amy be sent to www.funeralvalue.com.
STREETSBORO - Regina Rozek, 83, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Akron City Hospital.
Born Nov. 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Marion and Maryanna (Osik) Zachorowski. She had lived in Kearny, N.J. before moving to Streetsboro 16 years ago.
Mrs. Rozek was a collator for Economy Book Binding in Kearny, N.J. prior to her retirement.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mantua.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph, to whom she was married for 55 years; daughters, Lucille Curtin of Shalersville, Christina Baksa of Clifton, N.J. and Theresa Dobies of Hardyston Township, N.J.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Vincent Zachorowski of California; and a sister, Sister M. Mercedes OFM of Wading River, N.Y. Brothers, Alexander and John; and sister, Anna Pawlowski, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mantua, with the Rev. Joseph Whitmer officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Streetsboro.
Memorials can be made to St. Joseph's School Trust Fund, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua, 44255.
Frances Newcomb, 83
Frances Emily (Bancroft) Newcomb, 83, of Atlanta, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at the Atlanta Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born June 27, 1918, in Nelson Township, she was the daughter of George and Mable (Nicholson) Bancroft. She had been a lifelong resident of the Nelson-Garrettsville area until she moved to Atlanta in 1980.
Mrs. Newcomb was a school teacher for 30 years in the Crestwood School District.
She enjoyed traveling and needle work.
Survivors include her sons, Orman of Garrettsville, Bill of Ellaville, Ga., Chuck of Akron and John of Atlanta; daughters Florence Durst of Nelson, Charlotte Andexler of Cocoa, Fla., Lois Warat of Preston and Jean Smith of Garrettsville; 22 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Allen John Newcomb died Nov. 27, 1990. Her brothers, Hugh, Lelond, and Walter all died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Fred Bell officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Garrettsville.
John Davis, 57
BRIMFIELD John K. Davis, 57, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, Akron City Hospital following a sudden illness.
Born Jan. 12, 1944, in Akron, he was the son of Raymond H. and Bonnie (Burke) Davis. He lived in the Brimfield area since 1972.
Mr. Davis was employed at the former Ravenna Savings (now First Place Bank) in Ravenna and was its collection manager for 14 years.
He was a graduate of Conventry High School in 1962 and graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration in 1968.
He was a member of the Workforce development Board of Portage County and formerly served as a member of the Board of Portage Private Industry Council, Field School Board, Institute of Financial Education, and the Portage Literacy Council.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue (Eckert) Davis, whom he married Oct. 18, 1969; his son, William "Billy" K. Davis of the home; daughter, Rebecca "Becky" E. Davis of the home; his mother, Bonnie Davis of Fairlawn; brothers Robert H. (Bonnie) Davis of Akron, Raymond H. (Bonnie) Davis of New Mexico; and sister, (Michael) Crookston of Fairlawn. His father died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Private family graveside services will be held Tuesday at Restland Cemetery in Brimfield with The Rev. David Henry officiating.
Arrangements are being made by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.
Uriah Dokes, infant son of Steven and Nikita (Ransom) Dokes of Ravenna, was born, and died, Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at Akron General Medical Center in Akron.
Private graveside services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna for the family. The Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Barbara Jean Martin
WIN LAKES - Barbara Jean Martin, 73, of Woodway Drive, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at her home.
Born Oct. 12, 1927, in Marietta, she was the daughter of John G. and Helen (Smith) Martin. She kept residences in Twin Lakes and Jensen Beach, Fla.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Lakewood and the Elm Garden Club of Portage County and donated to the American Red Cross for over 50 years. She attended Lakewood High School and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1949.
Survivors include her husband, Robert W., whom she married Sept. 12, 1948; sons, Robert C., Christopher J. (Carol), Shawn D. (Susan), and Kevin W. (Leslie), all of Kent, and Jeff W. (Ann) of St. Louis, Mo., 13 grandchildren; brother, Charles E. Martin of Ocala, Fla.; and sister, Joy Blackburn of Keswick, Va.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Services will be held Monday, with the time and place to be announced.
Harold Blankenship, 69, of Kent died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at his residence.
Services to be announced by the Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Charles E. Long
Charles E. Long, 86, of Ravenna, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Services will be announced by the Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.