Arthur Cavallo, 71
Arthur W. Cavallo, 71, of North Benton, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Community Care Center in Alliance after a long illness.
Born April 30, 1929, in Torino, Italy, he was the son of John and Medina (Ortalda) Cavallo.
Mr. Cavallo retired from the Ford Motor Co. in Walton Hills after 35 years of service.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member and past commander of the Deerfield American Legion No. 713, past commander for the District American Legion, member and past president of the Deerfield Ruritan Club, member and past president of the Deerfield Civic Association, member and past treasurer of Leisure Lads and Lassies Club and chairman of Monday Night Bingo in Deerfield.
He and his wife were crowned King Arthur and Queen Catherine at the Portage County Fair in 1995.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine (Geiger), whom he married Sept. 8, 1972; sons, Charles and David, of Bridgeport, West Va., and Gregory, of Munroe Falls; stepsons, Timothy, of Colorado, and Gregory, John and Steven, all of Florida; stepdaughters, Shellie and Jessie Uncapher, both of Akron; 28 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ines Sandy, of Bridgeport. A daughter, Patricia Washington, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home in Sebring, with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Patrick Manning officiating. Burial will be in Hartzell Cemetery in North Benton.
Florence Bane, 86
ATWATER - Florence M. Bane, 86, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Community Care Center in Alliance.
Born May 24, 1913, in Pine Grove, West Va., she was the daughter of Levi and Ruth (Stackpole) George. She lived in the area since 1971.
Mrs. Bane was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Robert (Penni) Bane, of Atwater; daughters, Mary (Charles) Russell, of Suffield, and Linda (Ralph) Dreher of Atwater; seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Campbell, of Macedon, N.Y.
Her husband, Curtis, died in 1989; and an infant daughter, Christina Louise, died in 1951.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Cecil Harris officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park.
Dorothy Agler, 67
Services were held Friday at Bedford Church of the Nazarene for Dorothy Ann (Bowen) Agler, 67, who died Monday, May 1, 2000.
Survivors include her husband, Michael, to whom she was married for 35 years; a son, Michael Phillip; daughters, Ruth Ann (John) Money and Esther Marie; one granddaughter; brothers, the Rev. Paul, John and Bill Bowen; and sisters, Margaret and Ruth Steckel, Mary Steigerwald and Lois Paul. A brother, Jim Bowen, died previously.
Arrangements were handled by the Busch Family Chapel of Cleveland.
Eleanor Jobin, 84
Former Mantua resident Eleanor L. Jobin, 84, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at the Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Murrieta, Calif. Arrangements are being handled by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.
Elizabeth Farres, 83
Elizabeth H. Farres, 83, of 8126 Newton Falls Road, Ravenna, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Laurie Ann Nursing Home in Newton Falls.
Born Dec. 16, 1916 in Homestead, Fla., she was the daughter of William D. and Ida (Campbell) Horne. She had lived in Ravenna since 1995.
Mrs. Farres was a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling and sewing.
Survivors include her sons, Albert G. Jr. of Bellingham, Wash., and Bill F. of Ravenna; daughter, Virginia Haffner of Virginia; and one grandchild. Her husband, Albert, whom she married in 1941, died in 1972. Her parents; brothers, Dexter and Russell Horne, and sister, Loretta Lawrence, died previously.
Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Homestead Cemetery in Homestead, Fla.. Arrangements were handled by Borowski Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Newton Falls.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 840 Southwestern Run, Boardman, Ohio, 44514.
Forrest W. Cross, 63
STREETSBORO - Forrest W. Cross, 63, of Streetsboro died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born March 5, 1937, in Aurora, he was the son of George Cross and Edith Stein. He had lived in Warrensville Heights before moving to Streetsboro in 1968.
Mr. Cross was an induction heat treater with Champion Commercial in Cleveland until he retired in 1998.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia M. (nee Torok) Cross, whom he married Sept. 9, 1961; daughters, Karen (Edward) Raines of North Olmsted and Sharon Cross of Streetsboro; brother, Wendell Cross of Connecticut; and sister, Mary Iona Nichols of Macedonia. His brothers, Butch, Delano, Gene, George, Kenny, and Donnivan and sisters, Irene Johnson, Virginia Raus, and Eva Richards, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Shorts Funeral Home Streetsboro Chapel, where services will follow at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Carl Holm officiating.
Lena M. Sollberger, 99
Lena M. Sollberger, 99, of Canton died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Copley Health Center.
Born March 14, 1901, in Bridgen Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of James A. Dawson and Sarah E. Murphy. She lived in Ravenna for 60 years before moving to Bradenton, Fla. She moved to Canton in 1994.
Mrs. Sollberger was a clerk with the Portage County Treasurer's and Recorder's offices.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church for 50 years. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Starr.
She was an avid bridge player.
Survivors include her daughters, Marilyn G. Ragan of Southern Ring, N.C., and Carole A. Papiska of Copley; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her husband, James, died Dec. 19, 1981, and three brothers and three sisters died previously.
Calling hours will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, where services will follow at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Vernon White officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.
Eldora Seeden, 89
Eldora "Big Teddy" Seeden, 89, of Ravenna died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Feb. 25, 1911 in Grenada, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Easter
Mrs. Seeden was a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church where she had served on the Pastor's Aid and was a member of the Missionary Society. She was also a member of the Skeels Community Center.
Survivors include stepsons Frank Seeden of Ravenna and Theodore Seeden of Toledo; daughters-in-law Fannie Seeden and Rutha Kelley, both of Ravenna; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Albert Kelley of Wisconsin, Drew Kelley of Illinois, Recey Kelley of Ravenna and Alex Kelly Jr. of Kent; sisters, Mandy Buchannon of Minnesota, Augusta Murphy of Illinois, Juanita Smith of Texas, Elizabeth Tuck of Akron and Josephine Kelley of Akron. Her husband, T.L. Seeden, died previously, as did son Alexander Kelley, grandson James G. Kelley, granddaughter Aletha Kelley, stepmother Helen Kelley, brother Alvin Kelley and sisters, Mary Kelley and Alberta Garret.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held at noon Monday at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with Pastor Isaiah Moss officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Missionary Society at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.
Raymond D. Frantz, 94
Raymond D. Frantz, 94, of Newton Falls, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Imperial Skilled Care Center in Warren.
Born March 4, 1906, in Tamaqua, Pa., he was the son of Aaron D. and Ida (Geiger) Frantz. He had lived in Newton Falls since 1941.
Mr. Frantz was a steelworker with Copperweld Steel Co. until he retired in 1971.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of First Church of God in Newton Falls.
He liked to fish, hunt, read and play solitaire.
Survivors include his daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Young, Mrs. Arthur (JoAnn) Thomas and Mrs. Ray (Ida) McNemar, all of Newton Falls; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Alva Rordian of Philadelphia, Pa., Ruth Parfitt of Tamaqua, Pa., and Mrs. Charles (Jane) Kinsinger of Stafford, Va. His wife, Alethia (Goldbeck), died Dec. 27, 1970. A son, Joseph "Butch," grandson, Raymond McNemar, and two brothers died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Newton Falls Lutheran Cemetery.
Frank J. Sasey, 65
Frank J. Sasey, 65, of 5062 Wayland Road, Diamond, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Akron General Hospital after an eight-month illness.
Born Sept. 24, 1934, in Braceville, he was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Baraty) Sasey.
Mr. Sasey was a maintenance supervisor with U.S. Concrete in Niles.
He graduated from Braceville High School and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Louada (Sturgis), whom he married Oct. 21, 1995; sons, Raymond of Akron and Thomas of Virginia; stepson, Christopher Ellis of McDonald; stepdaughter, Debra Lawyer of Mineral Ridge; six grandchildren; and brother, Albert of Florida. His brother, William; and sister, Mildred, died previously.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be announced. Arrangements are being handled by Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.
Anna Fink, 92
STREETSBORO - Anna Fink, 92, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Maple Wood Care Centre in Streetsboro.
Born Dec. 10, 1907, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of George and Anna (Lisy) Bayer. She had lived in Mantua before moving to Streetsboro in 1988.
Mrs. Fink was a secretary with New York Central Railroad in Cleveland.
She was a member of the Czechoslovakia Society of America.
Survivors include her son, Donald Sr. of Streetsboro; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband, Anthony; son, Richard; and brother, George Bayer, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro, with the Rev. Frederick Slaven officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township.
Foster David Armstrong
Foster David Armstrong, 64, of Oakwood Drive, Kent, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Armstrong was a registered architect and city planner. He was an emeritus professor of architecture and environmental design at Kent State University. He served from 1975 to 1981 as coordinator of the Northeast Four County Regional Planning and Development Agency. In 1981, he was the founding director of the Urban Design Center of Northeast Ohio.
Mr. Armstrong also was cited for his exemplary leadership in projects dealing with revitalization efforts of Ohio City, Olmsted Falls, Kent, Ravenna, Canton, Akron, Youngstown and Newton Falls and in major reconstruction efforts in Cleveland through projects in the Flats, Playhouse Square, the Warehouse District and the Northcoast Harbor.
Mr. Armstrong retired in July 1991 from KSU, where he had taught for 32 years. He was awarded the President's Medal on May 16, 1992 from KSU based on "his extraordinary and unique service to KSU."
Survivors include his wife Judith (Rogers), whom he married June 24, 1961; daughters, Jenifer Armstrong of Coral Gables, Fla. and Cara Armstrong of Key West, Fla.; mother Eloise Armstrong of Sarasota, Fla.; sister Cheryl (Robert) Johnson of Avon Lake; two nieces and five nephews. His father Foster G. Armstrong died previously.
A musical tribute by organist John Ferguson will take place at a later date to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Armstrong. Arrangements were made by Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent.
Memorials may be made to the Cleveland Artists Foundation, of which Mr. Armstrong was vice president, at 17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, 44107, or the KSU Foundation/Urban Design Center, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent 44242, or to a charity of one's choice.
Sheldon H. "Cappy" Shilliday
Sheldon H. "Cappy" Shilliday, 82, of Ravenna, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his home.
Born May 1, 1917 in Edinburg, he was the son of Hugh and Ossie (Herbst) Shilliday. He lived in Edinburg until he moved to California in 1980, then moved to Ravenna in 1997.
Mr. Shilliday drove a truck for 43 years and retired in 1980 from Union Cartage in Austintown. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 377.
He formerly attended Edinburg United Church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha (Latimer), to whom he was married 46 years; sons, Donald L. (Lois) of Palmyra, Thomas S. (Kim Emerson) of Albuquerque, N.M., Ronald S. "Wuzzy" (Kari Busch) of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Michael W. (Debra Jones) of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; daughters, Conni L. Williams of Colorado Springs, Colo., Rebecca S. (Richard) Brothers of Ravenna, and Elizabeth O. (John) Robson of Boise, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. His brother, Stanley, and sisters, Mildred Hearn, and Charlotte Olin, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Mark Lattimer officiating. Burial will be in Edinburg Cemetery.
James E. Oberholtzer
James E. Oberholtzer, 67, of Johnson Road, Kent, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Akron General Medical Center.
Born March 3, 1933, in Kent, he was the son of Gail K. and Ruby (White) Oberholtzer. He was a life resident of the Portage area.
Mr. Oberholtzer retired as a conductor from Conrail Railroad after 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Clara (Wright), to whom he was married 48 years; sons, James E. (Gail) Jr. of Kent, Britt M. (Cathy) of Richmond, Va., Jon D. (Debbie) of Ravenna; daughters Lisa J. (Bret) Wilson of Atwater, Laurel L. (Al) Cummings of Ravenna; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers Paul of Mississippi, Mark of Texas, Gordon of Texas, Bill of Kent, and Jon of Ravenna; and sisters, Wanda Smith of Florida, Jeanette Lilly of Streetsboro and Sandy Miller of Michigan. A grandson died previously.
Private graveside services will be held at Restland Cemetery in Brimfield, with the Rev. Edward Peterson officiating. Arrangements were made by Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent.
Memorials may be made to Kent Social Services.
Leonard J. Brown
WINDHAM - Leonard J. Brown, 77, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a long illness.
Born Aug. 21, 1922 in Punxsutawney, Pa., he was the son of Newton and Maude (Berkhouse) Brown. He had been a resident of Windham since 1952.
Mr. Brown had retired in 1986 as a Thermo-Former operator at Evenflo Products Co. in Ravenna after 25 years of service.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
He enjoyed watching and feeding birds and keeping birdhouses at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Delores (Lewis), whom he married Dec. 24, 1949; sons, Bobby (Paula) of Ravenna and Wayne (Judy) of Windham; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters died previously.
There will be no calling hours. A private family graveside service will be held at Sandy Valley Cemetery in Reynoldsville, Pa. Arrangements were made by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.
Mary Ann McCulloch
Mary Ann McCulloch, 91, of Ravenna, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the home of her granddaughter, TerriAnn (John) Thompson.
Born Sept. 14, 1908, in Star Junction, Pa., she was the daughter of Andrew and Anna (Svec) Matty. She formerly resided in West Newton, Pa.
Mrs. McCulloch was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna and Holy Family Church in West Newton.. She was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.
Survivors include her sons, David F. (Mary) of Freedom, Pa., William M. (Lorraine) of Monroeville, Pa. and James J. (Mary) of New Springfield, Ohio; daughter, Monica (Jerry) Stallsmith of Mantua; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Her husband, William R.; son, Donald A.; brothers, John, Joseph, Adam, Stephen and Andrew Matty, and a sister, Anna Urda, all died previously.
Calling hours were held at Richard Dodson Funeral Home in West Newton, Pa. Service were held at Holy Family Church in West Newton. Burial was in West Newton Cemetery.
Savannah Davis, 89, of Ravenna, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at the Portage County Nursing Home in Shalersville.
Born Aug. 5, 1910, in Georgia, she was the daughter of Alexander and Laura (Thorton) Simpson. She had lived in Ravenna for 25 years.
Mrs. Davis was employed at Independent Towel Supply Co. in Cleveland until she retired.
She was a member of New Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Ravenna.
Survivors include her nephew, Watson Worlds, of Georgia; niece, Amber Bivins, of Ravenna, as well as other nieces and nephews. Her husband, Robert, died in 1983. Two brothers and eight sisters died previously.
Calling hours will be held from noon until services at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Ravenna,with the Rev. B.J. Grant officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna. Arrangements are being handled by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.