Joe Fredrick McMillion
WARREN - Joe Fredrick McMillion, 51, of 166 Bonnie Brae NE, Warren, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren after a long illness.
Born June 4, 1947 in Charleston, W. Va., he was the son of DeForrest and Noralee Young McMillion.
Mr. McMillion was an electrical technician at WCI Steel.
He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, receiving three Bronze Stars and an Air Combat Medal. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Warren. He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and also attended Kent State University.
Survivors include son, Sean McMillion of Warren; brother, Charles McMillion of Warren; sister, Nancy McMillion of Warren; parents, DeForrest and Noralee of Warren; nephew, A.C. McMillion of Warren; friend Cindi Foore of Warren and former wife Jean Ann McMillion of Warren.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the McFarland & Son Funeral Home at 271 N. Park Ave. in Warren where the services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 3217 Surrey SE. Warren, OH 44484 or Hospice of Northeast Ohio, 219 N. River Road NW, Warren, OH 44483.
Arrangements are being handled McFarland & Son Funeral Home in Warren.
George Irimie, 82, of Ravenna died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born June 21, 1916 in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of John and Elisabeth (Marcu). He had lived in Alliance before moving to Ravenna.
Mr. Irimie was a pattern maker at Visioneering Engineering of Cleveland before he retired in 1975.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also a member of St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church and the American Legion Post No. 166 of Alliance.
Survivors include his stepson, Robert Dunnington of Fairmont, W.Va.; and sisters, Helen Sandi of Sun City, Ariz. and Mildred Fallo of Palmdale, Calif.
His wife, Eva L. (Dunnington), whom he married Dec. 22, 1956, died May 23, 1998. His brother, Dan; sister, Eugenia Negulici; and nephew, David, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cassaday-Tuekle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Raymond J. Samoila officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the church at P.O. Box 349, Alliance, 44601.
Denise E. Hoffman
Denise E. Hoffman, 46, of North Benton died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at home.
Born March 5, 1952 in Salem, Ohio she was the daughter of Claire and Barbara (Fisher) Brogan.
She graduated from Southeast High School in 1970.
She was a member of the North Benton Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her parents of North Benton; daughters, Katrina Williams of Beloit, Tamera Werschey of Lake Milton, and Lisa Hoffman of North Benton; one grandchild; brothers, Dennis Brogan of Alliance, and Bruce Brogan of Damascus; and sister, Kimberly Mitzel of Alliance.
Calling hours will held from 2 to 9 p.m. with the family there from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home, 126 W. Vermont Ave., Sebring, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Dennis Witt officiating. Burial will be in Hartzell Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the North Benton Presbyterian Church.
Margaret Aurand, 76, of Brady Lake Road, Kent, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 at Hospice Care Center of Fairlawn.
She was born July 13, 1922 in Brady Lake.
Mrs. Aurand was a homemaker. She was a member of the Lake Brady United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star, Olive Chapter 53. She was active in school activities when her children were young, such as PTA and room mother.
Survivors include her sons, Ronald of Kent, Jack Jr. of Dover, Del., and John of Nelsonville; daughters Judith Herndon of Henderson, Nev.; Jacqueline Wreede of Polk City, Fla.; Melody Aurand of Bartow, Fla.; and Kelli Bradley of Kent; step-daughter Andrea Kramer; 25 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Her husband, Jack E., died in November 1996, and her sister, Eleanor King, also died previously.
Calling hours will be held 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bissler & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna, with Bud Curfman officiating.
Julia Harrington Fisher
Julia "Judy" Harrington Fisher, 82, of Rellim Drive, Kent, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at her home.
Born Feb. 23, 1916 in Kent, she was the daughter of Earl E. and Helen Kirke (Justus) Harrington. She lived in Kent her entire life except a few years in Baltimore.
Mrs. Fisher worked for Goodyear Aircraft, Ohio State Employment Services, Home Savings & Loan, Huber & Wise, Dr. Mastroianni and was financial secretary at the United Methodist Church until she retired in 1971.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Kent and the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Chapter 53 since 1945. She was an avid bowler and crafter.
Survivors include her brother, Justus (Betty) Harrington of Kent; halfbrother Earl Harrington of Emmitsburg, Maryland; and halfsister Rita Magee of Damascus, Maryland.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Kent, Wesley Chapel, with the Rev. Kay Dunlap officiating. Private burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Because of her love for her pet dogs, memorials may be made to the Animal Protective League, 903 E. Lake St., Ravenna 44266.
Richard F. Richards
Richard F. Richards "Dick", 56, of 541 Murray Ave., Ravenna, died Thursday Oct. 15, 1998, at home.
Born March 18, 1942 in Ravenna, he was the son of Roger and Elizabeth (Jones). He had been a Ravenna resident for 38 years.
Mr. Richards was a tool and dye supervisor at General Motors in Lordstown. He also worked for Chrysler in Twinsburg from 1965 to 1979.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He also was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ravenna and a member of the Charity Masonic Lodge N. 530 in Deerfield.
Survivors include his wife, Judith; son, Gregory; daughter, Traci; and sisters, Ronald (Sara) Kurts and Jane King.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery.
Vera Gertrude Ward
WINDHAM - Vera Gertrude Ward, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at Laurie Ann Nursing Home, after a short illness.
Born March 22, 1914 in Norton, W. Va., she was the daughter of Hickman and Ora Bennett.
Mrs. Ward was a custodial worker with the Windham School District for more than 10 years before retiring in 1972.
She was a member of the Windham Bible Church, Christian and Missionary Alliance.
Survivors include her son, Ivan Ward of Windham; daughter, Rachel Barrett of Windham; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, Richard, and several brothers and sisters died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 tonight at Mallory-Dehaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Windham Bible Church, Christian and Missionary Alliance, 9550 Parkman Road, with Rev. Fred Youngen and Rev. Clifford Noble officiating. Burial will be in the Windham Township cemetery.
June Pardee Gans
NEWTON FALLS - June Pardee Gans, 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at the Gillette Nursing home in Warren, after a long illness.
Born Sept. 6, 1926 in Windham, she was the daughter of S.H. "Hank" and Marguerite (Waltz) Pardee. She had lived in the Windham and Garrettsville area most of her life until moving to Newton Falls in 1977.
Mrs. Gans was a homemaker.
She was a graduate of Windham High School. She was also a member and past president of the Windham American Legion Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, making crafts, watching sporting events on television, and was an avid reader.
Survivors include daughters, Sherry (Lee) Love, Diane (Theodore) Varner, and Julie (David) Corley, all of Windham; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Richard (Juanita) Pardee of Palatka, Fla., and Thomas (Pat) Pardee of Huttig, Ark. Her husband, Edward Gans, whom she married Sept. 8, 1977, died Dec. 4, 1995.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Windham Township Cemetery with the Rev. Will Stackhouse officiating. Green's Funeral Home in Mantua is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Newton Falls Library.
FREEDOM - Beverly Gray, 58, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at the Cleveland Clinic after a long illness.
Born Aug. 19, 1940 in Hiram Rapids, she was the daughter of Harry Callaway and Evelyn Thomas. She was a life resident of Freedom Township.
Mrs. Gray was a cutter at Universal Polymert Rubber, Inc. of Middlefield for 16 years.
Survivors include her son, Dennis of Freedom; daughter, Maria Gray of Freedom; a grandson; brothers, Donald of Chardon and Thomas of Cortland; and sisters, Barbara Callaway and Bertene Goff, both of Freedom. Her brother, Dale; and granddaughter, Rebbeca Stone, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Hiram Rapids Cemetery.
Raymond H. Michaud Sr., 80, of Streetsboro, died Saturday, Oct. 3, at his home.
Born July 7, 1918 in Bridgeport Conn., he was the son of Albert J. and Rhea (Boiselle) Michaud. Formerly of Lakewood, he lived in Streetsboro since 1956.
Mr. Michaud was a tool and die maker for Efficient Industries in Independence for 30 years until he retired in 1983.
He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro. He also was a member of the Streetsboro Knights of Columbus, and the Streetsboro Eagles.
Survivors include his wife, Irene, whom he married in 1942; son, Raymond H. Jr. of Cleveland; daughters, Elaine M. of Cleveland and Lorraine Alarcon of Youngstown; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Edmond of Rhode Island.; and sisters, Angelina Belanger and Theresa Ferland, both of Rhode Island.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shorts Funeral Home Streetsboro Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro with the Rev. Fredrick Slaven officiating.
MANTUA - Harold E. Minear, 25, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at his home.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, 1000 S. Union St., Alliance.
SHALERSVILLE - James P. Hall, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at his residence.
Born Nov. 10, 1934 in Wheelwright, Ky., he was the son of Earnest and Amanda Marie (Stapleton) Hall. He had been a resident of Shalersville since 1950.
Mr. Hall retired in 1984 from the Chrysler Corporation in Twinsburg, where he was an inspector.
He was a member of the Full Gospel Mission Church in Ravenna. He was also a member of the United Auto Workers Local 122 in Twinsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Stayden), whom he married June 13, 1953; sons, Zachary of Shalersville and Matthew of Akron; daughters, Balinda Righard of Canton and Cynthia Holmes of Cleveland, Texas; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his mother.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel with the Rev. Sylvia Brown officiating.
Carol L. Miller, 48, of Lake Milton, died Friday, Aug. 29, 1998, at her residence.
Born July 23, 1950 in Alliance, she was the daughter of Robert and Louise (Schenk) Mellott. She lived in Lake Milton since 1975 and was formerly of Beloit.
Mrs. Miller worked at Sprint United for 30 years as a clerical worker.
She was the secretary treasurer for the Pioneer's Club and a member of the CRT Team, both at Sprint United. She was a member of the Car Club Cruising the '50s, and the National Hot Rod Association.
Survivors include her husband, Fredrick A. (Fred) Miller, whom she married Nov. 11, 1977; sons, Mark A. of Hudson and Todd J. of Austintown; and brother, Alan Mellott of Rootstown.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the James Funeral Home, Inc., 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.
Earl B. Henderson, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at his home following a long illness.
Born Feb. 2, 1919 in Sisterville, W.Va., he was the son of Roy and Nettie (Cornell) Henderson. He had lived most of his life in Ravenna.
Mr. Henderson had retired from Harcort Manufacturing, where he had worked as a supervisor for 38 years.
He was a member of the Ravenna Moose, Elks, American Legion, VFW, Eagles, and American Italian clubs. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an avid golfer and bowler.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Janice (Rounsville); son, David (Penny) of Tallmadge; stepson Steven (Jennifer) Weaver of Ravenna; daughter Mrs. Jeff (Tracy) Stallard of Ravenna; stepdaughter Laurie Peck of Mantua; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Naomi Speece of Beloit. Sisters Violet Gray and Edith Gray died previously.
Private services will be held for the family. Services were arranged by the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
William Clark Near Jr., 83, of Kent, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, after a long illness.
Born April 24, 1915 in Niles, he was the son of William C. Sr. and Ruth Pearl (Clark) Near. He had been a Kent resident for 18 years.
Mr. Near worked for Republic Steel in Niles until he retired in 1970.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church where he was Senior Warden for three years. He had also been a Niles City Councilman for five terms.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; son, William C. Near III of Niles; daughters, Mrs. Carmen (Janet) Mazza of Warren and Mrs. Bruce (Linda) May of Copley; stepson, Anthony (Betsy) Papiska of Edinburg; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister Mardella E. Near of Niles. His first wife, Hannah Sankey Near, died previously.
Calling hours will be held one hour prior to services at the Reese Wynn Winyard McDermott Funeral Home in Niles, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be held in Niles City Cemetery.
MANTUA - Paula A. Lorinchack, 68, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Feb. 27, 1930 in Nemacolin, Pa., she was the daughter of Ernest and Phoebe (Lavrick) Porter. She had been a resident of the Mantua and Shalersville areas for 33 years.
Mrs. Lorinchack was a homemaker. She also worked in the cafeteria at Crestwood Middle School for several years before retiring in 1989.
Mrs. Lorinchack was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Mantua. She was a former president of the Women's Guild and assisted with the flower planting for the church and served on various committees.
She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons, Mark (Nancy) and Allen (Renee), both of Garrettsville; daughters, Nikki (H.T.) Veon of Hiram, Nina (Steve) Spence of Mantua and Tracie (Leonard) Russell of Cleveland Heights; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Caroline Callahan, of Washington D.C. Her husband, John Jr., died Nov. 14, 1997.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Douglas Riley officiating.
Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church in Mantua.
Mildred A. Young, 84, of Hartville, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998 at her residence.
Born Sept. 5, 1913 in Suffield, she was the daughter of Ira and Susan (Carper) Young. She graduated from Hartville High School and Manchester College.
She was a teacher for 41 years in the Marlboro and Marlington school districts.
She was a member of the Hartville Church of the Brethren, American Association of Retired Persons, Hartville Sororis, Dorcas Society and the Migrant Council.
Survivors include Helen Franks and family, Kathy McCrone and son, Bryson.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until services at 7 p.m. Sunday at Hartville Church of the Brethren, 353 Crestmont Ave. The Rev. Peter C. Kaltenbaugh Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Peace Cemetery in Hartville.
Memorials may be made to the Hartville Church of the Brethren Building Fund.