Beverly Grove Ludick, 72, died Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.
Mrs. Ludick was born Jan. 4, 1925 in Kent, and had lived previously in Indianapolis, Ind.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Steve, of Glendale, Ariz.; one grandchild; and a sister, Patricia Rohal of Rootstown.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home in Sarasota.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Sarasota, 2331 15th St., Sarasota, Fla., 34237.
Geza Horvath, 68, of Newbury Township, died Sunday at Lorantffy Care Center in Akron.
Born in Hungary in 1929, Mr. Horvath had been a resident of the Newbury area since 1990. Formerly, he had lived in Cleveland.
He was the owner and operator of the Tokyo Wine Shop on Buckeye Road until his retirement.
Mr. Horvath was an active sponsor of numerous soccer teams in Cleveland including the St. Stephens Hungarian Club team.
Survivors include a brother, Frank Horvath of Hungary; two nephews and one niece, all of Hungary.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua. Burial will be in Hungary.
Albert Schofield Hogan, 95, of Cranford, N.J., the father of J. Dennis Hogan of Kent, died Wednesday at the Rahway Hospital in Rahway, N.J.
Born in Port Huron, Mich., he lived in Lakehurst, N.J. for 21 years before moving to Cranford, N.J. a year ago.
Mr. Hogan was a salesman for Bethlehem Steel Co. in New York City for 43 years until he retired in 1967.
He was a member of The Iron Steel Institute and the Lakehurst Presbyterian Church in Lakehurst, N.J. He was also a life-member of The Montclair Operetta Club in Montclair, N.J.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, to whom he had been married for 69 years; sons, J. Dennis of Kent, Richard A. of Deep Haven, Minn., and Albert S. Jr. of Cranford, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
No calling hours will be held. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 5 at The Chapel of The First Presbyterian Church in Cranford, N.J.
Arrangements are being handled by the Gray Memorial Funeral Home in Cranford, N.J.
Memorials may be made to the Lakehurst Presbyterian Church, 101 Orchard St., Lakehurst, N.J. 08733 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 11 Springfield Ave., Cranford, N.J. 07016.
Former Kent resident Dorothy Dirkson Merriwether, 87, of Dallas, Texas, died Tuesday.
Born June, 3, 1910 in Portage County, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Dirkson of Kent.
Mrs. Merriwether grew up in Kent but lived most of her adult life in Los Angeles, Calif. She recently moved to Boise, Idaho, where she lived for 4 1/2 years before moving to Dallas.
Survivors include her sons, Dirk of Los Angeles, Calif. and Jeff of Dallas; daughter, Mary of Boise, Idaho; and numerous grandchildren. Her husband, Jim Merriwether and sister, Jeanne Gilcrest,died previously.
Cremation has taken place. Local services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Local arrangements are being handled by Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in Kent.
David D. Ryan, 53, of Kent, died Tuesday while driving on Interstate 76 in Tallmadge.
According to Tallmadge police, his vehicle traveled over an embankment along I-76 and drifted off the road near Gilchrist Road. He did not appear to have sustained injuries from the crash and was found lying unconscious across the front seat of his vehicle. His death was ruled a "sudden death" by the Summit County Coroner's Office..
Born in Washington D.C., he was a 1962 graduate of Stow High School. He he had lived in Kent for 20 years.
Mr. Ryan worked in skilled trades with Continental General Tire for 33 years. He enjoyed golf, woodworking and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Sally, to whom he had been married 33 years; sons, David and Douglas (Diana), both of Long Beach, Calif.; two grandchildren; mother, Grace Marie White; and sisters, Susan (Dan) Snowberger of Stow, Donna White of Kent.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St. in Cuyahoga Falls, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Elder Kenneth Moorer officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls.
Memorials may be made to the Brimfield Fire Department, 4380 S.R. 43, Kent 44240.
Barbara J. Chalfant, 61, of Diamond, died Tuesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Sept. 24, 1936 in Diamond, she was the daughter of Robert and Marie (Lottman) Mordew. She was a life resident of Diamond.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed embroidering and collecting bells and salt and pepper shakers.
Survivors include her husband, Donald L., whom she married in June 1958; son, Robert K. of Diamond; daughter, Nancy Ann of Diamond; two grandchildren; mother, Marie Mordew of Diamond; and brother, Roger Mordew of Edinburg. Her father and infant son, Gary, died previously.
Visitation will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, where services will follow at 8 p.m. Cremation will take place.
Services for Reveley Alexander "Trip" Triplett, 83, of Kent, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ravenna Assembly of God, with the Rev. Gary Beck officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St. in Cuyahoga Falls.
Mr. Triplett died Tuesday.
Memorial services for family and friends of Charles Knoch, 64, a former area resident who died Nov. 12 in Mississippi, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martha's Church, 300 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron.
Morley F. North, 82, of Ravenna Township, died Saturday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born Sept. 24, 1915 in Akron, he was the son of Frank and Vera (McKenzie) North. He formerly was of Boardman.
He was an antiques dealer and an owner of the House of Ambrose.
Mr. North was a member of the Church of Christ in Ravenna. He also was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include stepsons, Albert Phipps of Austintown, Joseph Phipps of Oklahoma City, and William Phipps of Burkburnett, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchilden; and a sister, Valerie Jones of Lordstown. His wife, Marie, died in 1994. A stepson, Robert Phipps, also died previously.
No calling hours will be held. Burial will be in West Cemetery, Palmyra. Arrangements are by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
George Curfman, 83, of Kent, died Monday. Services will be announced by the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Kent Chapel.
Former Ravenna resident Paul Franklin Pugh, 75, of Springville, Calif., died Tuesday at Sierra View District Hospital in Porterville, Calif.
Born Aug. 1, 1922, in Ravenna, he was the son of Frank and Hazel (Yenser) Pugh. He had been a California resident most of his life.
Mr. Pugh worked for General Electric Co. for 19 years in the cable division as a sales engineer. While with G.E. he had his first invention in the electric power field. He held 12 patents, many of them in high voltage electrical cables. In 1975 he formed his own electrical/mechanical consulting firm, Paul F. Pugh and Associates.
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force in the U.S., Asian Pacific and Phillipines. He received the Bronze Star, Good Conduct and Victory medals. He was a life member of Springville VFW Post No. 9499, the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers in California, the Society of Professional Engineers and the Lindsey Christian Church in Lindsey, Calif. He was also an outstanding athelete while at Ravenna High School.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Morgan); son, Paul Jr. of Springville, Calif.; three grandchildren; brothers, Robert of Florida and Donald of Ohio; and sister, Betty Blineberry of Ravenna. A brother and two sisters died previously.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna with Dr. Russell Goldner officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
MANTUA - Ruby LaVern Turner, 98, died Saturday at her home following a period of failing health.
Born Sept. 18, 1899, in Palmyra, she was the daughter of George and Florence (Hall) Boone. She was a life resident of the Mantua area and was one of the oldest surviving graduates of the Mantua Center High School, Class of 1919.
Mrs. Turner was a homemaker and farmed with her husband on the family farm in Mantua Township.
She was an accomplished seamstress, sewing all of her daughters' clothes for many years. She was a member of the Portage Faith United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime member of the Ruth Circle. She also was a 40-year member and former secretary for the Mantua Center Ladies Cemetery Association and an active member of the Mantua Historical Society.
Survivors include her son, Dale S. of Mantua; daughters, Ila Powell, Arlene Finley and Lois Hopkins, all of Mantua; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Raymond Boone of Arizona and Norman Boone of Warren; and sister, Bernice Holiday of Mantua. Her husband William "Happy," whom she married Oct. 9, 1919, died in 1974.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Green's Funeral Home in Mantua, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Kate Cox officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township.
Memorials may be made to the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department Rescue Squade or the Portage Faith United Methodist Church in her name.
MOGADORE - Ruth A. Reid, 81, died Friday at her home.
Born April 21, 1916, in Brimfield, she had lived in the Mogadore area most of her life.
Mrs. Reid was a member of Meade Avenue Christian Church and Billow Chapter 483 Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her sons, Robert A. and Harold L. (Audrey), both of Mogadore; daughter, Mary J. Lafever of Akron; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Monday services at the Hopkins Lawver Mogadore Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeffrey Messner will officiate. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Brimfield.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
E. Ruth Jones
Former Garrettsville resident E. Ruth Jones, 82, of Leesburg, Fla., died Thursday at Waterman Hospital in Florida.
Born March, 18, 1915 in Clyde, Ohio, she was the daughter of Frank and Eliza (Hoover) Brininger. She had lived in the Garrettsville area most of her life until 1986.
Mrs. Jones was a charter member of Lake Square Presbyterian Church in Leesburg, Fla.
Survivors include her sons, Walter F. "Buck" of Mount Dora, Fla., and Michael Ray of Napa, Calif.; daughter, Mrs. James (Patricia "Patsy") Kosmerl of Euclid; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Prasky of Spokane, Wash. Her husband, Walter B. Jones, whom she married April 20, 1935, died Jan. 10, 1992. Her brothers, Lawrence, Ray, Frank, and Olen and sister, Laverne Day also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Will Stackhouse officiating. Burial will be in Harrington Cemetery in Nelson Township.
MANTUA - Elizabeth "Betta" Mahoney, 84, died Saturday at Huron Road Hospital in Cleveland.
Born in Cleveland, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hughes) Barry.
Survivors include her son, Frank (Karon) Mahoney; daughters, RoseMary Sevc, Mrs. Chuck (Coletta) Pejsa, Mrs. Joe (Kathleen) Koval, Mrs. Ron (JoAnn) Novak, and Mrs. John (Betty Lou) Maruschak; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and brother Jim. Her husband Joseph, brothers, Charlie, John and Bill and sister, Mary Deininger, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Fortuna Funeral Home in Cleveland where the funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Catherine Church in Cleveland. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.
May Howie, 100, of South Shields, England, died Tuesday Nov. 25. Her daughter, Doreen Zitmer, is a Mantua resident.
She was born May 13, 1897, in South Shields.
She was a homemaker.
She was active in several women's clubs and enjoyed playing the organ. She was a member of the Talbot Road Methodist Chapel in South Shields all her life.
In addition to her daughter Doreen, survivors include daughters Margie O'Donovan and Sheila Graham, both of South Shields; three grandchildren in Portage County, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place.
Benjamin F. Powell, 57, of Ravenna, died Wednesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
Born April 14, 1940 in New Kensington, Pa., he was the son of Paul and Gladys (Powell) Wade. He had been a Ravenna resident for 30 years.
Survivors include wife, Diane (Putnam) to whom was married for 25 years; son, Benjamin of Pennsylvania; daughter, Bridgette of Pennsylvania; stepdaughters, Phyllis McMichael of Cleveland, Georgette Brantley of Ravenna, and Helen Reed of Akron; nine grandchildren; brother, Mel Wade of Pennsylvania; and sisters, Margie Cooperwood of New York, Adrian and Grace Wade, both Pennsylvania. His grandmother, Annie Powell, died in 1997, and a stepson Morris Brantley died in 1988.
No calling hours or services will be held. The family will hold private interment services. Arrangements were made by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel.
Frank Burt, 78, of North Canton, the father of Claudia Burt Green of Ravenna, died Friday.
He was the son of Ernest and Blanche (McLane) Burt.
Mr. Burt served as a sales engineer for Lincoln Industries in St. Louis until he retires.
He was a forward observer in General Patton's Army during the Battle of the Bulge and was decorated for laying wire under fire.
He was a charter member of Faith United Methodist Church and a member of North Canton Elks Lodge No. 2029 and Oakwood Country Club.
In addition to his daughter in Ravenna, survivors include his wife, Edwina "Winnie", to whom he was married for 53 years; son, Martin of Johnson Island, Hawaii; son-in-law, John Green of Ravenna; one grandchild; and sister, Mrs. William (Ina) Bean of McGraw, N.Y. His son, Russell, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Karlo and Sons Funeral Home, 512 S. Main St., North Canton, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with Dr. Alan F. Kimber officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 100 30th Street NW, Canton 44709 or Faith United Methodist Church, 300 9th Street NW, North Canton 44720.
Norman Egdell, 84, of Clearwater, Fla., the father of Dr. Robert (Jan) Egdell of Kent, died Nov. 24 at Harborside Healthcare Hospice in Clearwater.
Born in Duston-on-Tyne, England, he moved to New York City at age 11. He moved to Armonk, N.Y. in 1953 and later moved to Clearwater, Fla. in 1978.
Mr. Egdell worked for International Business Machines for 30 years until he retired.
He was a member of Armonk Methodist Church and Union Street Methodist Church, where he was active in the choir, On Top of the World Golf, Kiwanis Club and the Art Guild.
In addition to Dr. and Mrs. Egdell, survivors include his wife, Margaret "Peggy," to whom he was married for 56 years; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service ws held Nov. 27 at Union Street Methodist Church in Clearwater, Fla.