Jon M. Barrettt, 50, of Kent, died Sunday after a short illness.
Mr. Barrett was a maintenance worker at Holy Family Church in Stow, where he also was a member.
At one time, he donated his time as a volunteer for Good Neighbors in Cuyahoga Falls. He was a Vietnam War veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann; son, Dave Caplinger of Kent; daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Lisa) Waldeck of Stow; two grandchildren; brothers, Ronald (Colette) Barrett of Munroe Falls and Larry (Betsy) Meadows of Cuyahoga Falls; sisters, Mrs. Jack (Doris) Prochnow of Stow, Mrs. Jack (Pat) Clark of Munroe Falls and Barbara Smith of Newport Ritchy, Fla.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Dunn-Quigley Ciriello & Carr Stow Chapel. Services will held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Holy Family Church in Stow.
Memorials may be made to Good Neighbors of Cuyahoga Falls.
Former Portage County resident Henry N. Ray, 83, died Saturday at Heartland of Mentor Nursing Home, Mentor, after a period of failing health.
Born Oct. 16, 1914 in Rural Hill, Miss., he was the son of C. Lane and Myrtle (Perminter) Ray. He formerly lived in Geauga and Portage counties before moving to Mentor in 1962.
Mr. Ray retired from the Chase Brass and Copper Company in Cleveland in the shipping and receiving department in 1973 after more than 20 years of employment.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; son, Ronnie Ray of Eastlake; stepson, Harold Jerrell of Virginia; stepdaughters, Della Rose Sims of Warrensville Heights and Flora Hansbarger of Mentor; brothers, Lane of Mississippi, Arnold of Colorado, and Kermett of Columbus; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Mausoleum Chapel of Whitehaven Cemetery in Mayfield Village, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the cemetery. Green's Funeral Home in Mantua is handling arrangements.
Ivan Tennant, 80, of Ravenna, died Sunday.
Arrangements will be announced by the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Robert J. Moyer, 53, of Kent, died Wednesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Oct. 16, 1944 in Irvona, Pa., he was the son of George W. and Florence (Diehl) Moyer.
Mr. Moyer was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Kent and had participated many times in the Special Olympics. He was employed by Portage Industries in Kent.
Survivors include his brothers, Emory of Stony Point, N.Y. and George Jr. of Westover, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Drass of Kent and Mrs. Elmer (Patty) Kitchen of LaJose, Pa. His parents died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the T.G. McCracken Funeral Home in Mahaffey. Pa. where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. George Solley officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in LaJose, Pa. Mary Leitch
Mary F. Leitch
Mary F. Leitch, 60, of Akron, died Friday.
Born in Philippi, W.Wa., she was a life resident of Akron.
Mrs. Leitch worked as a waitress and in restaurant management. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Panama City, Fla.
Survivors include sons, John of Akron, Randy (Elaine) of Brimfield, Robert (Wantana) of New Mexico and Angus of North Carolina; daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Marie) Douglas of Florida; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Gary and Charles Sutton, both of Akron; and sister, Janet Welsh of Arizona.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home in Akron, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Richard Sumner officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park in Akron.
STOW - Joseph L. Grande, 74, died Friday at Hospice Care Center in Copley after a long illness.
An Akron native, Mr. Grande lived in Ravenna for a number of years before moving to Stow.
He was retired from Goodyear Aerospace, where he worked as a designer for 34 years. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Holy Family Church in Stow.
Survivors include his wife, Viola (Caniglia), to whom he was married for 49 years; sons, Thomas (Gilda) of Stow and Terry of Stow; two grandchildren; brothers, Thomas (Joanne) of Coshocton and Peter of Stow; and sister, Cora Christoff of Akron.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dunn-Quigley Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home in Stow. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church. Burial will be in Stow Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Center or the ALS Association.
STOW - Mary Alice Vasbinder, 85, died Friday at Akron City Hospital in Akron.
Born June 27, 1912 in Munderf, Pa., she was the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Bowely) Shaffer.
Mrs. Vasbinder was a homemaker and a member of the Quaker City Methodist Church.
Survivors include, sons, George Shaffer of Kent and James Shaffer of Bloomsburg, Pa.; daughter, Esther Walk of Kent; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Her husband, Everett, died previously as did two brothers and one sister.
Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the Galbraith-McKinney Funeral Home in Brookville, Pa. where services will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Bethel-Geer Cemetery in Jefferson County, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, handled local arrangements.
Sarah E. Dunning
Sarah E. Dunning, 91, a longtime member of Kent State University's English faculty until she retired in 1967, died Monday at the Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.
Born March 25, 1906 in Bellaire, Ohio, she was the daughter of Harry Meek and Virginia (Gallagher) Dunning. A longtime Kent resident, she had been living at the Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in recent years.
Miss Dunning was a 1928 graduate of Mount Union College in Alliance, which honored her 65 years later with an Alumni Service Award. She began her 38-year teaching career in Shadyside, Ohio, then taught in Barnesville until becoming dean of women at Ohio Northern University in Ada, a position she held for one year before coming to KSU.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Kent, serving as president of the United Methodist Women, member of the Women's Mission Commission, secretary of the Council of Ministries and member of the administrative board. She also was a volunteer at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna and a member of the National Cabinet of Women at Mount Union.
Survivors include her sister, Eunice Johnson of Sebring; nephews and nieces. A sister, Margaret Merry, died in 1994.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 8 at the United Methodist Church of Kent. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Bellaire.Arrangements were made by Bauknecht Funeral Home in Bellaire.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Kent or Mount Union College.
William A. McCabe
NELSON - William A. McCabe, 72, died Wednesday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
Born July 4, 1925 in Kingwood, W.Va., he was the son of Jerry and Francis (Shrout) McCabe. He was an area resident for more than 40 years.
Mr. McCabe was employed at Pennsylvania Glass & Sand in Windham.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie (Hart), whom he married Feb. 19, 1945; sons, Allen of Warren, Bob of Nelson, Bill of Leavittsburg, Gary of Windham and Randy of Newton Falls; daughters, Judy Helms of West Virginia, Carolyn Firtik of Warren, Diane Edwards of St. Clairsville, Susan Hurst of Wheeling, W.Va., and Margaret Garcia DeLeon of Arizona; 35 grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Joan Anne Harmon of West Virginia. A sister, Violet Gibson, died previously.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, with the Rev. Dwaine Stanley officiating. Burial will be at Harrington Cemetery in Nelson.
Margaret (Rose) Leverton
Margaret (Rose) Leverton, 85, of Southington, died Wednesday at Burton Health Care.
Born May 27, 1912 in Los Angeles, Calif., she was the daughter of Edgar and Inez (Houser) Rose. Formerly of Cygnet, Ohio, she lived in Southington since 1989.
Mrs. Leverton was a bookkeeper for the Wood County auditor's office for 19 years. She also worked as an operator for Cygnet Telephone Co.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Los Angeles.
Survivors include her son, William (Mary) of Lumis, Calif.; daughter, Peggy (Richard) Blunk of Mantua; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister. Her husband, Samuel W.n, two brothers and two sisters died previously.
No service or visitation will be held. Burial will take place later. Arrangements were made by Russell Funeral Service in Middlefield.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Cleveland Chapter, 12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland 44120.
Robert W. Jones
Robert W. Jones, 67, of Rocky River, Ohio, died Thursday at Lakewood (Oh.) Hospital.
Born Oct. 5, 1930 in Ravenna, he was the son of Thomas R. and Elva (Griffith) Jones.
Mr. Jones was an attorney with the public defender's office.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Ann (Hull) Jones; sons, Dr. Robert W. Jr., the Rev. John R. and Thomas R. Jones; daughter, Mrs. Peter (Kathryn) Pucella; eight grandchildren; and sister, Ethel Moyers.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 tonight at Zeis-McGreavey Funeral Home, 16105 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Road. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery in Paris Township.
Memorials may be made to the Rocky River United Methodist Church.
Eva M. Moore
Eva M. Moore, 64, of Ravenna, died Tuesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a brief illness.
Survivors include her son, Robert J. of Ravenna; daughters, Jo Lynn Johnson of Alaska, Kimberly K. Grate and Debra A. Guiher, both of Ravenna; stepson, Robert Moore of Palmyra; stepdaughters, Alice Bryant of Akron and Barbara Mencl of Rootstown; four grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Glenn Prater of St. Louis, Mo. and Samuel Prater of Fraser, Mich. Her husband, Robert J., died in 1981. Her stepson, Gary Klepper, stepdaughter, Dianna Hall, and sister, Rilla Warren, also died previously.
Services and burial took place at Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna. Arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Morton S. Grossman, who was a professor of art at Kent State University from 1969 until he retired in 1993, died of lung cancer Monday at his home in Kent.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1926, he graduated from Music and Art High School and Queens College in New York City. He began his teaching career in Buffalo, then taught three years at the Cleveland Institute of Art. From Cleveland he went to the faculty of the University of Maryland until moving to KSU, where he taught painting, drawing and watercolor. He also was a Faculty Senate member.
Survivors include his wife, Chris; son, Neil; daughter, Inga; stepson, Phillip Qubain of Gardner, Colo.; two grandchildren; and sister, Sybil Rosenblum of Leavittown, N.Y.
No date has been set for a memorial service.
Memorials may be made to the Kent State University Foundation for the benefit of studio art majors at Kent State University.
Carl H. Johnson, 57, a lifetime Kent resident, died Friday in Miami, Fla., following a prolonged illness.
Born June 23, 1940, he was the son of Ralph and Grace Johnson. He was a 1958 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent.
Mr. Johnson was retired from the Chrysler Corporation.
After receiving a heart transplant on Aug. 17, 1988, Mr. Johnson became a frequent guest speaker on behalf of the Life Bank organ donation program at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was an avid Little League coach in the Kent Recreation program.
Survivors include his wife, Gwinn (Quesenberry), whom he married Aug. 15, 1959; son, Brad of Sagamore Hills; daughter, Mrs. Ed (Brenda) Haneline of Wellington, Fla.; three grandchildren; brothers, Danny W. of West Palm Beach, Fla., David of Florida, and Denny of Kent; and sister, Diane Kruger of Stow. His son, Brett; brothers, James, George and Jerry; and sisters, Jackielee Snyder and Nancy, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Redmon Funeral Home in Stow, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. David Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1236 Weathervane Lane, Akron, 44313.
Mary Elizabeth Kincses
GARRETTSVILLE - Mary Elizabeth Kincses, 72, died Monday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a long illness.
Born Oct. 18, 1925 in Lorain, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Szdo) Murvay. She had lived in the Garrettsville area for more than 50 years.
Mrs. Kincses was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville and its Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed her pet birds, bird watching and music.
Survivors include her son, Henry J. Hawkins of Freedom; daughters, Sharon L. Campbell of Garrettsville, Mary Crites of Freedom and Josephine ("Josie") Kincses of Garrettsville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, John Murvay of Berlin Center; and sister, Violet DeLuca of Akron. Her husband, Joseph W., to whom she was married Dec. 24, 1947, died Sept. 7, 1980.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville, with the Rev. Richard Pentello officiating. Burial will be in Drakesburg Cemetery in Freedom.
Eva M. Moore, 64, of Ravenna died Tuesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 24, 1933 in Akron, she was the daughter of Josiah M. and Lena Bell (Pegram) Prater. Formerly of Akron, she had lived in Ravenna since 1962.
Mrs. Moore was formerly employed in the security area with Kmart.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1055 Auxiliary in Ravenna.
Survivors include her son, Robert J. of Ravenna; daughters, Kimberly K. Grate and Debra A. Guiher of Ravenna; stepson, Robert Moore of Palmyra; stepdaughters, Alice Bryant of Akron and Barbara Mencl of Rootstown; four grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and brothers, Glenn Prater of St. Louis, Mo., and Samuel Prater of Fraser, Mich. Her husband, Robert J., died in 1981. Her son, Gary Klepper, daughter Dianna Hall, and sister, Rilla Warren, died previously.
Private services and burial have been held at Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna. Arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
MANTUA Hilda E. Davison, 69, died Monday at Maplewood Care Center in Streetsboro following a period of declining health.
Born Aug. 14, 1928 in Shalersville, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Gamble) Heritage.
Mrs. Davison had retired from General Electric. She also formerly managed Winkleman's Clothing Store.
Survivors include her brothers, Charles Heritage of Shalersville and Austin Heritage of Mantua; and sisters, Margaret Hanni, Doris Terrell and Lois Ball of Ravenna, Arlene Caslow of Middlefield and Wanda Todd of Alliance. A brother, James Heritage, and sister, Frances Patchin, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 1 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Thursday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. The Rev. Mark Lattimer will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville.
RANDOLPH - Ronald G. Ennis, 55, of Springs Lake Boulevard., died Sunday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
He was born April 15, 1942 in Tunnelton, W. Va.
Mr. Ennis was a self-employed general contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Mary (Mooney); sons, Ronald W. (Theresa) and Donnie W. (Carrie), both of Kent; four grandchildren; and mother, Naomi Ruth Ennis.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Restland Cemetery in Brimfield, with the Rev. Mark Mohler officiating.
AURORA - Evelyn Lutz, 82, died Wednesday at Akron City Hospital.
Services will be announced by Green's Funeral Home in Mantua.