Albert E. Johanson
Albert E. Johanson, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001, in the Arbors at Canton Nursing Home following an extended illness. He went to be with the Lord. Mr. Johanson was born in Sweden, Oct. 20, 1923. He graduated from the Stockholm Institute of Technology in engineering. Mr. Johanson came to the U.S.A. in 1948 and was employed by American Electric Power Company (Ohio Power Co.) from 1949 until his retirement in 1984. He met his wife, Elinor, who came from Germany, and they married in December 1950. He is survived by a loving family: his wife, Elinor Johanson of the residence; daughter, Linda and husband, Barry Huddleston; son, Glenn and wife, Debbie Johanson; four grandchildren, Lissa and husband, Zach Haffner, Faith and husband, Ron Bartrug, Danielle Johanson and Evan Johanson and great-granddaughter, Sophia Haffner. Albert's hobby was woodworking. He made many fine pieces of furniture, which are treasured by the family. Memorial service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in First Friends Church with Pastor Mark A. Engel officiating. Friends may call Wednesday 6-8 p.m. in the Spiker-Foster-SHRIVER Funeral Home, 4817 Cleveland Ave. NW. Private interment for the family will be in North Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be sent to the Pregnancy Support Center of Stark County, 1407 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44714 and Humane Society of Stark County, 5100 Peach St. NE, Louisville, OH 44641.
George C. Riddell
George C. Bud Riddell, age 62, of Canton, died Monday at home. He was an environmentalist employed at Monarch Rubber in Hartville, with 20 years of service and with Premium Air Inc. in Ashtabula for four years. The son of the late George and Flo (Folly) Riddell, he was born in Johnstown, PA, Sept. 17, 1938. A member of the Minerva Eagles #2199, he is survived by his wife of 11 years, Carol L. Stevens; daughters, Pamela Cooper and husband, Steve, of East Rochester, OH, Kimberly Tennant and husband, Kurt, of Minerva; son, Kevin of Canton and daughter, Teresa Hall and husband, Steve, of Massillon; stepchildren, Wendy Rosia and husband, Maurice of Waynesburg, Mitchell Hall of Canton, Steve Hall and wife, Teresa of Massillon, Jackie Hall of Muncie, IN, Barbara Harter of Canton; 22 grandchildren; two brothers, Howard and James Riddell and a sister, Betty Pheasant, all of Johnstown, PA. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Karlo-Feucht Funeral Home, 5000 Everhard Rd. NW, with the Rev. William Wright officiating. Interment in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, 2367 State St., Alliance, OH 44601.
Robert E. Guthrie
Robert E. Guthrie, age 82, of Minerva, died Monday, May 28, 2001, in Salem Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Minerva to Albert and Olive (King) Guthrie. He retired from Conrail as an engineer and had worked for the New York Central Railroad in Minerva for many years. He was the former owner/operator of the Minerva Roller Rink for 50 years and had also owned Robert Guthrie Floor Sanding Refinishing for several years. He was a member of the Minerva First Presbyterian Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the USS Emmons DD457. He was a graduate of Minerva High School in 1937 and was a member of the American Legion Post #357 of Minerva and the VFW Post #4120 in Minerva. He is survived by his wife, Grace I. Guthrie, whom he married April 11, 1948; two daughters, Sue Campbell of Kent and Louanne Hull of Minerva; a sister, Ruth Ferris of Minerva; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Guthrie. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Rev. Donald M. Mauck officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Minerva First Presbyterian Church.
Thelma M. Peterson
Thelma Mae (Grubb) Peterson, age 93, of North Canton, died Monday morning, May 28, 2001, in Akron. Born Sept. 25, 1907, in Columbus, OH, to the late Harley and Ethel (Hostler) Mason. Thelma was a Hartville area resident for over 60 years and was an inspector with the Hoover Co. for 25 years. She was a member of the Calvary Chapel Church, the Order of Eastern Star in Canton, AARP, and the Jolly Sixties Group at the Canton Baptist Temple. Preceded in death by her husbands, John E. Grubb in 1974 and by Jay Peterson in 1993. Also by a brother, Perry Mason and two grandchildren, Evonne Grubb and Mark Replogle. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Lynn Besse of Hartville, Dorothy and Donald Replogle of Uniontown; son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Erna Grubb of San Jose, CA; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Middlebranch Grace Brethren Church, 2911 William St. NE, with Rev. Lynn Besse officiating. Interment in St. Jacob Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Summa, 444 N. Main St., Akron, OH 44309-2090. The Arnold Funeral Home in Hartville is in charge of arrangements.
(Arnold, Hartville, 330-877-9364)
Vera M. Rugani
Vera M. Rugani, age 87, a resident and former Mayor of Waynesburg, passed away Monday morning in her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Dellroy, a daughter of the late Rev. John D. and Leela Hazlett Guy, and had been a Waynesburg resident 57 years. Preceded in death by her husband, William C. Rugani, on June 26, 1981; a son, John David Mathey, in 1980; two sisters, Margaret Hixenbaugh and Naomi Maple. Survived by her daughter, Renee Davis and her son, Matthew Davis of Waynesburg; and son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Ethel Mathey of Bowling Green, OH; one sister, Jane Close of Richmond, TX; seven other grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Private services for the family will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with her grandson, Stephen Guy Mathey, officiating. Interment in Sandy Valley Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Betty Jean Beck
Betty Jean Beck, 76, of Canton, wife of the late Joseph M. Beck with whom she shared a 50 year marriage, passed away in her home Monday, May 28th. Betty was born in Republic, PA of the late William and Anna Tucker. She had worked as a switchboard operator, hairdresser and nurse aide. But what she loved most of all was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Like her husband, Joe, children lit up her life. She enjoyed cooking and baking not only for her family, but for friends and neighbors. Not one person ever left her home hungry. She delighted in buying special gifts for her family members and faithfully sent birthdays cards to all. Betty was a member of Dueber Ave. United Methodist Church and the Louisville Eagles. Her survivors include her daughters, Betty Jo of Toledo, OH., Kathy Jones and Dave Reed of Louisville; brother, Bill (Ruth) Tucker of Phoenix, AZ; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. Francis and Virginia Hazard; sister-in-law, Heidi Beck. Betty loved her grandchildren, Douglas, Scott and Amy Jones who gave her seven great grandchildren. She had 11 nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday May 31st from 6-9 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul Rudy officiating An Eagles service will be Thursday evening preceding calling hours. Betty and her daughters wish to thank her doctor, Allison Oprandi for her loving care, the Aultman Hospice Team, especially Pam, her sister-in-law, Virginia Hazard and dear friends, Fred and Diana Duck. These are special people who helped to guide her through this journey. The family request donations in Betty's name be made to Aultman Hospice, 4510 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718.
Mom, we thank you for life, love and your amazing example of strength and courage.
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Carl M. DiCarlo
Carl M. DiCarlo, age 85, of Canton, died Sunday evening in Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. Born June 5, 1915, in Canton, to the late Anthony and Mary (Scrimo) DiCarlo. He was the former owner and operator of Massillon Aluminum and was a member of the St. Anthony Holy Name Society and Canton Elks Lodge #68. Preceded in death by an infant sister, Rosemary DiCarlo; sister, victoria Schario; and one brother, Patsy DiCarlo. Survivors include his wife, JoAn DiCarlo of the home; one son, Anthony (Tony) DiCarlo; and three stepchildren and their spouses, Deborah Vance, Pam and Lash Kinder and Scott and Judy Richmond, all of Canton; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Paul Miller of Deltona, FL, Velma and Jim Schwartz of Cleveland, OH; one brother, Henry DiCarlo of Canton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Çalling hours in the funeral home two hours prior to services, 9-11 a.m.
Charles E. Powell
Charles E. Powell, P.E., age 63, of Minerva, died Monday, May 28, 2001 in Aultman Hospital following a long illness. He was born Aug. 17, 1937 in Clarksburg, VW to Carl and Berniece (Aegan) Powell. He retired from Republic Technologies, where he was a mechanical engineer. He is a member of the Minerva First Christian Church and the 4 Square Sunday School Class. He graduated from Jefferson Union High School in Richmond in 1955. He received by his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1959 and then became a Professional Engineer and is a member of the Assoc. of Iron and Steel Engineers, Canton Chapter and a member of Tubal Lodge #551 FAM. Survived by his wife, W. Gaye (Myers) Powell, whom he married Oct. 23, 1959; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Reider of Anchorage, AK, Mrs. Brad (Cheryl) Campbell of Mentor; two granddaughters, Carlyn and Ellie Campbell of Mentor. Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Minerva First Christian Church with Mr. Ralph Norman officiating. Calling hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Church, where Masonic services will be held at 6:45 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Deacon's Pantry at the Minerva First Christian Church. Arrangements by the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva.
Charles R. Riemenschneider
Charles R. (Bob) Riemenschneider, age 79, of Canton, passed away May 29, 2001. Bob was retired from Matlack Trucking Co. and was an Army Veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret; daughters, Hazel Riemenschneider, Barbara (Richard) Cherry, Deborah (William) Baker, and Charlean (Robert) Brunski; grandchildren, Lisa Duhamel, Ross Baker, D. Lance Brosch, Mark A. Brosch; great-grandchildren, Hunter Brosch, and Emma Duhamel; sister, Mildred Vaughan; and brother, Jack. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Green Baptist Church, with Rev. Ron Mohlmaster officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of your choice.
Dale A. Hostetler
Dale A. Hostetler, age 45, of Strasburg, OH, died unexpectedly, Monday, May 28th in his home. Dale owned Syl Hostetler Custom Homes in Strasburg since 1979. He was the son of the late Sylvanus and Barbara Hershberger Hostetler. Dale served on the board of Child Evangelism Fellowship in Canton. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; and three daughters, Krista, Kaley, and Kerri along with two sisters and a brother. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia with private graveside services in the Grandview Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the church Thursday after 2 p.m. with the family present from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 10-11 a.m. Those unable to attend or who may wish to express a fond memory of Dale may sign the online register book by visiting the online obituaries link on our website at: http://www.tolandherzig.com In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Missions Fund, 878 Commercial Ave. NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or the Strasburg Franklin Athletic Fund, c/o Strasburg Savings Bank, P.O. Box 107, Strasburg, OH 44680. The Toland-Herzig Funeral Home in Dover is handling arrangements.
(Toland-Herzig, Dover, 330-343-6132)
Edward P. Ferguson
Edward P. Ferguson, age 48, formerly of Canton, passed away suddenly in his residence in Scottsdale, AZ. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and St. Norbert College in DePere, WI. Preceded in death by his mother, Berenice Ferguson. He is survived by is father, Martin L. Ferguson; brothers, Dr. Joseph M. (Evelyn) Ferguson of Abilene, TX., Bernard M. (Patricia) of Kettering, OH.; sisters, Patricia (Dan) Kroy of Brooking, OR., and Mary Denise Ferguson of Columbus, OH; two uncles and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call in the church one hour prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
(Don Williams, 330-455-0387)
Fearn E. Clauss
Fearn E. Clauss, age 90, of Canton, OH, passed away Monday morning in Doctors Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Canton on Oct. 9, 1910, her husband of 68 years, Louis A. Clauss, preceded her in death, passing away Nov. 27, 1995. Survivors include her son, Richard L. Clauss of Canton; her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Dr. Carlos Villarreal of Guadalajara, Mexico; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours in the funeral home Thursday 7-9 p.m.
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Forrest R. Kail Sr.
Forrest R. Kail Sr., age 93, of Minerva died 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2001, in Alliance Community Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 28, 1907 in Cadiz Junction to Arthur and Grace (Wallace) Kail. He was employed by the Minerva Banking Co. for 12 years and then he and his father opened the Minerva Hardware Co. which he co-owned from 1936 until his retirement in 1984. He graduated from Minerva High School in 1925 and graduated from the Institute of Banking in Canton and studied organ and piano at Mt. Union College. He is a member of the Minerva United Methodist Church, where he was a former Board Pres. He is a 73 year member of Tubal Lodge #551 FAM in Minerva where he was secretary for 20 years and organist for over 50 years, a 58 year member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton, where he was organist for 20 years and received the Meritorious Service Award in 1982. He is a member of the Minerva Chapter #123 Royal Arch Masons in Carrollton, Loyalty Council #146 Royal Select Masons in Carrollton, Canton Commandry #38 and Esther Chapter #120 OES in Minerva and a 50 year member of Tadmor Shrine in Akron. He was organist at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Minerva for 33 years, Minerva United Methodist church for 23 years and played for many choirs including the Mt. Union College Choir. He was a former member of the Minerva Board of Education for 12 years serving as Pres. and Vice Pres. and a former member of the Minerva Lions Club. He is preceded in death by his wife, Carrie (Schmachtenberger) Kail who died Sept. 21, 1994; a daughter, Donna Marie Kail. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Pete Huhn of Minerva; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul R. and Donna Kail of Minerva and Forrest R. and Arlene Kail Jr. of Canton; a sister, Hazel Clapper of North Canton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and several step great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Minerva United Methodist Church in Minerva with Rev. Susan Lausch officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Minerva United Methodist Church where Masonic Services will be held at 7:15 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the church. Those unable to attend may register at Legacy.com. Arrangements by the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home.
Helena E. Wagoner
Helena E. Wagoner, 86, of Carrollton formerly of Dellroy, died Tuesday morning May 29, 2001, in Great Trail Care Center at Minerva after an extended illness. She was born March 20, 1915 in Canton, daughter of the late Victor and Barbara Farc'As Siegmund. Helena was a member of the Dellroy Christ Community Church and had lived in the Dellroy area for many years. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Paul Wagoner, who she married August 8, 1947, preceded her in death on July 20, 1964. Helena is survived by five sons, Glenn Wagoner of Florida, Ronald Wagoner of Carrollton, Ronald Betz of Beloit, John Wagoner of Salineville and Carl Wagoner of Georgia; two daughters, Mrs. Joan Johnson of Dover and Mrs. Duane (Paula) Gartrell of Carrollton; two brothers, Ralph Siegmund of California and Otto Siegmund of Massillon; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Martha) Waldrop of Canton; 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Helena was preceded in death by four grandchildren, Michael William Johnson, Charles Anita Wagoner; three brothers, Anthony, Victor and Emil Siegmund. Graveside Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the New Harrisburg Cemetery with Ronald Betz, Rev. Jack Lumley officiating. There are no calling hours. The family requests memorials be made in Helena's memory to Christ Community Church, Dellroy, Ohio 44620 or Carroll Co. Hospice, 1040 Trump Rd., NW, Carrollton, OH 44615.
(Sweeney-Dodds, Carrollton) A Golden Rule Funeral Home 330-627-5505
James A. Fry
James A. Fry, age 88, of 8217 Old Canal Lane, Malvern, died Monday, May 28, 2001, in Great Trail Care Center following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 4, 1912, to James and Mary (Snyder) Fry. He was retired owner/operator of Fry's Saw Sales and Service and was a foreman for the Timken Co. for 25 years, was a former member of the Mapleton Gun Club and the Brown Twp. Sportsman's Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lula (Totten) Fry who died in 1970; his second wife, Frances (Williams) Fry who died in 1981; a stepson, Walter Williams; a brother, Floyd Fry; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter. He is survived by two daughters, Merrilou Thomas of Las Vegas, NV, Mrs. Randy (Barbara) Campbell of East Rochester; four sons, James Fry of Utica, MI, Jerry Fry of Mechanicstown, Jack Fry of Malvern, Bruce Fry of Carrollton; two sisters, Esther Rovittis of Reno, NV, Mary Miller of Canton; two brothers, Edward Fry of Continental, OH, Nelson Fry of Delphos, OH; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Rev. Jim J. Fry officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home and also one hour prior to services. Memorial donations may be made to the Carroll County Hospice. Those not able to attend may register at http://www.legacy.com
James Swint, age 74, of Canton, OH, departed this life on May 26, 2001, following an extended illness. James was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mary and Joseph Swint; one son, Frederick; and one daughter, Lenora Lucius. Born in Sparta, GA, on August 23, 1925. He retired from Kerr-McGee Chemical Company after 44 years of service, was a member of St. Paul C.O.G.I.C. where he served faithfully under Pastor Wright Byrom until his demise and more recently under the pastorage of Elder Martin Smith until ill health prevented him. He worked in the capacity of Secretary/Clerk, Janitor, Superintedent of the Y.P.W.W. Dept. of the Barberton District and Treasurer, also Sunday School Teacher. James is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 51 years, Gloria. He is survived by one brother, Lenard Swint of Illinois; sister-in-law, Julie Curtis of Canton; and a host of other in-laws, relatives, nieces and nephews; five sons, Edward (Veronica), Eugene (Una) Jonathan, Timothy and Alexander Swint; two daughters, Jewel Swint and Zipporah (Sam) Robinson; favorite grandchildren he helped raise, Tyreia Grimes, Denea, Angel and Travis Lucius, LaToya, Shaquanna, Brianna, Brittany and Kavon Grimes and Christopher Lucius; 27 additional grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He leaves this legacy that he loved the work of the church, God, his wife and family. Services will be held at Pentecostal Temple C.O.G.IC. located at 718 Henrietta Avenue, NE on Friday June 1, 2001 at 12 noon. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the services from 11 a.m.-12 Noon Pastor Martin Smith will be officiating the services and the son of James Swint, Elder Eugene Swint will do the eulogy. Burial will be in Northlawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the home, 2342 2nd St. NE, Canton. Rhoden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Malinda VanNest Phillips, age 33, of Magnolia, OH, formerly of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life, May 25, 2001 at her home following a sudden illness. She was born November 26, 1967 in Parkersburg, WV, the daughter of Donald Lee Bud and Christiana Lee (Benson) VanNest of Ravenswood. She was a 1986 graduate of Ravenswood High School, and received a bachelors degree from Marshall University. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and was a homemaker. She was a former teacher of the Jackson County Board of Education and for Child Time Day Care Center in North Canton, OH. In addition to her parents, other survivors include her husband, Steven Wayne Phillips; sons, Patrick Lee Mullins and Robert Levi Phillips both at home; daughter, Allison Elizabeth Phillips at the home. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Nichole Mullins; a sister, Tamela Lynn VanNest. Services will be Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Cast Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mary (Rowland) Gard, age 89, of Alliance, died at McCrea Manor at 5:45 a.m. Sunday May 27. Mrs. Gard taught school for two years, and then worked for eight years at Social Service Child Welfare in Canton. She was the widow of Dr. Delmar R. Gard, who died in 1967; and survived by one son, Daniel W. Gard of Alliance, OH; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call 7-9pm. Thursday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 470 E. Broadway Alliance, OH., or the charity of the donors choice. Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave, Alliance, OH., 44601, register online at:
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Rebekka S. Annon Waggoner, 40, West Lafayette, OH., formerly of Stark County, died on Saturday, May 26, 2001, in Columbus. She was born in Massillon on July 10, 1960; and is survived by mother, Patricia A. Pettigrew Annon of Newcomerstown. She was preceded in death by father, James Q. Annon, who died in 1975. She attended Westbrook United Methodist Church, Canton. She was employed in Quality Control with Pretty Products, Coshocton. She also leaves a son, Randy A. Slaughter, West Lafayette; and a brother, Walter H. Annon, Zoar. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 31st, 11:00 a.m. from the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Graveside services and burial will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday from Union Lawn Cemetery, Navarre. Friends may call in the funeral home Wednesday (Today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Sarcoidosis Research Institute, 3475 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111.
Vincent J. Gaiani
Vincent James Gaiani, age 45, of North Canton, died Monday in Mercy Medical Center. He was a computer technician with Casnet of Akron. Survived by mother and step-father, Nancy and Dale Linerode of North Canton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alfred and Mary Gaiani of North Canton, and Richard and Vernetta Gaiani of Rome, Italy; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Joseph Ciccozzi of Canton; step-brothers, John and Steve Linerode; and step-sisters, Margaret Manning and Crystal Winsor all of Las Vegas, NV. Also surviving are a nephew, Vince Gaiani; and niece, Jessica Gaiani, both of Rome, Italy as well as several step-nieces and step-nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Vincent W. Gaiani in 1966. A memorial mass will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church, 241 S. Main St., North Canton with Fr. James Clarke officiating. There will be no calling hours
(Karlo Sons, 330-499-6207)
Wallace E. Ballmer
Wallace E. Eddie Ballmer, age 64, of Massillon, formerly of Columbus, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at home following a long illness. He was born on Oct. 23, 1936, in Columbus, but had been a resident of the Massillon area for 31 years. He had worked for 41 years as a food and beverage manager for various restaurants and country clubs, including 16 years at the former Imperial House, before he retired last year. He is survived by his wife of 41 years; Polly Ballmer of Massillon; one son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Tina Ballmer of Youngstown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Richard Medla of Canton and Tonia and Paul Crum of Woodbridge, VA; seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace W. and Zelda (Conkle) Ballmer. All services are private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. 3rd St., Dover, OH 44622. Heitger Funeral Service - Jackson Chapel, is handling the arrangements. To sign the on-line guestbook, log onto http://www.legacy.com
William F. Palko
William F. Palko, age 87, of Latrobe, PA, died Monday, May 28, in Canton. He was born May 26, 1914 in Snydertown, PA. Bill is survived by three children, Rosemarie McGarrity and her husband, Bill of Canton, William and his wife, Joan, Robert and his wife, Nancy, all of Latrobe; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. Friends will be received at the John J. Lopatich Funeral Home, Latrobe, PA., on Wednesday and Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Youngstown, PA 15696.
(Don Williams, 330-455-0387)
William C. Neiswonger, age 61, of Canton, died Sunday following an extended illness. Born in Canton on June 23, 1939. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served as a paratrooper; and was retired from the Black Decker Corporation. Preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Maranda Neiswonger; and one brother, James Neiswonger. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; and son, Erik Neiswonger both of the home; one daughter, Wendy Rosenbaum; and his mother-in-law, Betty Campitelli; one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Don Sparks; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Evelyn Neiswonger, Ken and Mary Neiswonger; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda and Robert Chatman, Judy and Douglas Lauby. There are several nieces. nephews, great-nieces and great nephews also surviving. Memorial services will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Friday from 6-7 p.m.
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