Eleanor J. Hupp
Eleanor J. Hupp, age 78, of Canton, died Wednesday evening, May 30, 2001 at Altercare of Canton. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Henry E. Hupp and a son, James D. Hupp. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra (Kenneth) Monnot of North Canton; a son, Richard E. (Michele) Hupp of Malvern; a brother, Glenn C. Davis of Canton; and four grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Olive Cemetery in Caldwell, OH. McVay-Perkins Funeral Home in Caldwell has charge of arrangements.
Enos Priester. Services to be held Saturday, June 2, 2001, from the Rhoden Memorial Home, 729 Cherry Ave. NE, Canton. Calling hours one hour prior to services 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and friends received at 825 Troy Pl. NW. Services entrusted to Rhoden Memorial.
(Rhoden, 330-455-7944) http://www.rhodenmemorialhom.com
Evelyn R. Snyder
Evelyn R. Snyder. A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. June 3, 2001 in Westbrook Park United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles W. Ulmer officiating. A private interment will be in North Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in church on Sunday June 3rd. Eastern Star Services will be on Sunday June 3rd at 12:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Westbrook Park United Methodist Church Meals On Wheels, 2521 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44708. The Spiker-Foster-SHRIVER Funeral Home is in charge arrangements.
Gladys M. Robinson
Gladys M. Robinson, age 89, of North Canton, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at home. Born in Louisville, August 20, 1911, she was the daughter of the late James and Ida (Potter) Bergert. She retired from North Canton City Schools with over 30 years of service; was a member of Stark County and North Canton Retired Teachers Association; and was a Jennings Scholar and graduate of Kent State University where she was active in it's Alumni Association. She was a volunteer at both Mercy and Aultman Hospitals, Stark County Meals on Wheels and a member of Zion United Church of Christ, North Canton. She was a loving mother of daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie Klarl and Harry Wynns of Denver, CO., and Carol and Jack Frient of North Canton; son and daughter-in-law, Jim Robinson and Lana Norwood of Austin, TX; and the loving grandmother of grandchildren, Jason Klarl, Andrew Robinson, Jerilyn (Michael) Vespoli, Noah (Megan), Timothy, Renita, Sarah, Erin, Katherine, Andrew, Anna, Jacob, RebeKah Frient; and great-grandson, Nicholas Vespoli. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Edward James Robinson in 1956. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ with Rev. Roy Wagner officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Louisville. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Stark County Meals on Wheels, 457 S. Wabash Ave. Brewster, OH 44613, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
(Karlo Sons, 330-499-6207)
Harvey A. Hiddleson
Harvey A. Hiddleson, age 60, of Canton, OH, passed away Wednesday evening in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Minerva, OH, on June 3, 1940, he was a former employee of the Holiday Inn at Belden Village and had worked for 23 years at Echo Housewares. He currently was employed at Grady McCauley, Inc. in North Canton, where he was named employee of the year in 1998. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Canton. Preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Rebecca Hiddleson; and a sister, Romona Edgel. Survivors include his wife, Janice (Zinn) Hiddleson of the home; his son, Lanny Hiddleson of Canton; two brothers, Donald and James Hiddleson, both of Carroll Co., OH; and two sisters, Sue Rivers of Ithaca, NY and Edith Erv of Milwaukee, WI. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Minister Manley Pierce officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Service Dog Foundation c/o Goodwill Industries in Canton.
(Reed, 330-477-6721) http://www.reedfuneralhome.com
John S. Barcich
John S. Barcich, age 86 of Canton went home to be with the Lord Wednesday afternoon at Mercy Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Columbus, OH., May 22, 1915 and had lived here in Canton most of his life. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. he was retired from Ekro as Punch press Operator. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the army. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lena Barcich; one brother, Anthony Barcich; and two sisters, Mary Kompara and Ann Gauze. He survived by his wife, Valia (Ricci) Barcich with whom he was married for 57 years; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda of Canton; one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Larry Ackerman of Bolivar, OH; one brother, Joseph Barcich of Canton; three grandchildren, Michelle and Lisa Barcich, Nicholas Ackerman. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Peace Church with Rev. Fr. John Nentwick as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-9 p.m. in the ROSSI Funeral Home.
Julia J. Polsinelli
Julia J. Polsinelli, age 78, of Canton, fought a courageous battle for 13 weeks with her family and her extended family. The family wishes to give thanks to CVS-ICU and CCU Staff of Mercy Medical Center for not only treating her as a patient but also as a friend. She passed away on Tuesday afternoon. She was a life resident of Canton, a graduate of McKinley High School in 1940, she was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church of Canton, she was a former employee of Buxbaum Co. for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband, August Augie Polsinelli Sr., on July 2, 1989; her parents, Samuel and Minnie (Gennett) Piccari; brother Ronald Piccari; brother-in-law, Paul Simile; and sister-in-law, Angeline Piccari. She is survived by three sons and daughter-in-law, August Polsinelli Jr. of Canton; and special friend, Judy Dolvin, David Anthony Polsinelli of North Canton; and a dear friend, John Pintola of North Canton, James M. and Colleena Polsinelli of East Sparta, OH; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Frank Vitale of Canton, Linda and Steven Frank of Charlotte, N.C., four brothers, Joseph Piccari, Edward Piccari, Eugene Piccari, Raymond Piccari all of Canton; four sisters, Frances Kolbl, Mary Ann Simile, Jayne Stevenson, Judy Joy all of Canton; six grandchildren, Gina and Mike Vlacovsky of Canton, OH., Frank A. and Sheila Vlacovsky of Columbus, Crystal and Phil Hull; mother, Linda Polsinelli, Angela Frank and Anthony Frank of North Carolina, Nicole Polsinelli; two great grandchildren, Natalie and Michael Vlacovsky. Mass of Christian Burial will be sung Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Church of Canton with Rev. Fr. Nicholas Mancini as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday (tonight) 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul Church in her memory.
Lena M. Gamble
Lena M. (Rich) Gamble. Family and friends will be received on Saturday morning 10-11 a.m. in the Rossi Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Tom Bishop officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anthony Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice. (Rossi, 330-492-5830)
Leonard Appelbaum, age 76, of Canton, OH, passed away Thursday morning following a brief illness. Born in Canton, on October 7, 1924 he was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He was a former employee of Harvard Clothing Store in Canton. Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Singer of Canton; and his brother, Sam Appelbaum of Columbus, OH. Private services will be held for the family. The Reed Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Reed, 330-477-6721) http://www.reedfuneralhome.com
Rev. Ruth N. Shaheen
Ruth Naomi Shaheen. Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Dr. Don Deremer officiating. Interment will be in Greentown Cemetery. Friends may call Friday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Richard C. Kettler
Richard C. Kettler. A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Msgr. Frank A. Carfagna as celebrant. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. A luncheon will be served following the burial in St. Joseph Church Fellowship Hall. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Ex-Newsboy's Assoc. PO Box 20124, Canton, OH 44701. Full obituary to be published on Monday.
(Don Williams, 330-455-0387)
Robert F. Hutchison
Robert F. Hutchison, age 61, of Canton, OH, passed away Wednesday evening in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Canton on January 19, 1940, he was a retired employee of Republic Engineered Steel, retiring in 1998 after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, William Cecil and Leah Hutchison. Survivors include his wife, Victoria Hutchison of the home; his son and daughter from a previous marriage, Bobbie Jo Wright and Robert F. Hutchison, Jr. both of Canton; brother, William C. Hutchison, Jr. of Mississippi; four sisters, Jeanette Davidson, Dorothy Corregan, Bonnie Bartsch and Paulette Dalpra all of Canton; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Williams officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Calling hours at the funeral home two hours prior to services on Sat. from 9-11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church. (Reed, 330-477-6721) http://www.reedfuneralhome.com
Rose M. Armstrong
Rose M. Armstrong, age 60, of North Canton, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday evening. Born in Philipi, WV, she was a resident of the Canton area most of her life. A member of The Church of God for 32 years, she was Children's Church and Nursing Home Ministries Director for 17 years. She was a 20 year member of T.O.P.S. Group OH559. Preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Cornie Hill; two brothers, John and Homer; four sisters, Helen, Elizabeth, Louise, and Mary Jane. Survived by three daughters and son-in-law, Sherrill Armstrong, Becky Williams, Lisa and Steve Stewart; two sisters, Tiny Treadway and Tressa Green; grandchildren, Ronnie, Vanessa, Brittany, Alexis, Taylor and Cody. Funeral services will be Monday, 10 a.m. at the Pentecostal Assembly Church of God, 1802 Clarendon Ave. SW. with Pastor Webb Parsons officiating Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Schneeberger Funeral Home, Sunday from 3-6 p.m.
Scott L. Swanson
Scott Lawrence Swanson, age 47, of 121 Fairway Dr., Oberlin, OH, passed away at his home after a lengthy illness. He lived in Oberlin for 13 years. He worked as a General Manager at the Oberlin News Tribune, Amherst News and the Wellington Enterprise for 13 years until his illness. Scott was a member and past president of the Oberlin Exchange, Chair of Downtown Commission for the past three years, past president of Oberlin Chamber of Commerce. Scott was also a charter member of the Oberlin Civil War Society. He enjoyed reading, golfing and boating. Survived by wife, Lynn Swanson of Oberlin, OH; son, Andrew Swanson of Oberlin, OH; daughter, Cara Swanson of Oberlin, OH; father and mother, Germane and Virginia (Bushong) Swanson of North Canton; sister, Nancy Brady of Hudson, OH. Memorial service in First Church of Oberlin, Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William B. Kitchen officiating. There will be a private family burial in Westwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oberlin Exchange Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 125, Oberlin, OH 44074 or a Blood Donation to your local Blood Bank. The Cowling Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Wilma Mae Barnhill
Wilma Mae Barnhill, age 98, of North Canton, OH, passed away Wednesday morning in the Hanover House following a brief illness. Born in Canton on April 5, 1903, she was a retired Secretary at the Hoover Co., where she had worked for 47 years. She was the last charter member of Bethel Lutheran Church and a member of the Martha Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late James and Grace Barnhill and a brother, Ralph Barnhill. Survivors include her sister, Mary Ruth Messerly of North Canton; sister-in-law, Margaret Barnhill of Canton; her niece, Karen Wingard of North Canton; two nephews, James Barnhill of Canton and Edwin Messerly of North Canton; her great-niece, Abby Messerly and great-nephew, Tige Wingard. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Bethel Lutheran Church with Pastor James Kennell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the Reed Funeral Home on Sunday evening 6-7:30 p.m. and a half hour before the services at the church on Monday from 10:30-11 a.m. (Reed, 330-477-6721) http://www.reedfuneralhome.com
Audrey Marie Kelley
Audrey Marie Kelley, age 70, of Navarre, died Thursday evening in Massillon Community Hospital after a short illness. She was retired from Nickles Bakery with 22 years of service. Audrey was a former member of Otterbein United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher. She was presently a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. For 11 years she had been very helpful as secretary for her husband and Boy Scout Troup #928 which was sponsored by the Navarre Kiwanis Club. Survived by her husband, Earl Lemoine Kelley, to whom she had been married 51 years; two sons, Kenneth Alan Kelley and his fiancee', Bev Bradley of Canton and Gary M. Kelley of Gainesville, FL; a grandson, Jason Alan Kelley; a sister and brother-in-law, Jinx and Jeff Smith of Canton; a sister-in-law, Gladys Burkhart of New Rumley. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. with Pastor Darlene Garber officiating. Burial in Conotton Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.
David W. Matthews
David W. Matthews, age 37, of Perry Twp., passed away Thursday evening at his residence following a long illness. Dave was born March 6, 1964 in Coshocton, OH to William and Kathryn (Sommers) Matthews and moved to the Massillon area in 1968. In 1982, he graduated from Perry High School and served his country in the Air Force. David retired as a Massillon Policeman and from the Department in 2000. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the United Lutheran Society. He is survived by his wife, Melanie (Bednar) Matthews of the residence with whom he shared eight years of marriage on October 24th; daughters, Emily Matthews, Erica Matthews both of the residence; parents, William Bill and Kathryn (Sommers) Matthews of Massillon; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Rod Boester of Delaware, OH; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Holly Matthews of Bolivar; grandmother, Ila Sommers of Clark, OH; father and mother-in-law, Andy and Millie Bednar of Massillon; sisters and brothers-in-law, Robin and Scott Shoemaker of Massillon, Gail and Jeff Lombardi of Canton; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church in Massillon, his pastor Rev. John Yelloni will officiate. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Memory Garden. Friends may call Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. The family would appreciate contributions to the Dave Matthews Benevolent Fund (1st Merit Bank, Massillon) for his daughters. (Paquelet-Massillon A Golden Rule Funeral Home 330-833-3222)
Evelyn Patterson Lecky, pass-ed away Thursday, May 31 at the Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek. Calling hours will be at the Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, Sunday 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Millersburg Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Eldon Trubee D.M. officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Gardens in Canton. She was born in Millersburg to Guy and Gertrude Findlay Patterson August 5, 1908. She married Virgil Lecky of Holmesville, OH on April 6, 1932. He preceded her in death in 1981. A daughter, Carol Jane Keck (Mrs. Thomas) died in 1985. Surviving are granddaughter, Wendy Ellison and her husband, Richard, and great-grandchildren, Carolyn, Benjamin, and Michael of Thurmont, MD; and grandson, John Keck and wife, Lonnie of Akron. She also leaves behind sisters, Dorothy Stallman, Della Ramseyer, and sister-in-law, Louella Patterson of Walnut Hills Retirement Home; brother, Dr. Owen Patterson and wife, Mildred of Millersburg; sister-in-law, Edith Herman of Tampa, FL; and son-in-law, Thomas R. Keck of North Canton. Preceding her in death were brothers, R.J. Patterson and Roy Patterson of Millersburg and Wilda Weiss of Sugarcreek, with whom she had lived 12 years before they both went to retirement homes. She and her husband had owned and operated an IGA grocery store in McDonaldsville, OH for ten years, after which she was the secretary in the Jackson Local Schools. She also had been the secretary and organist at the St. Paul Methodist Church in McDonaldsville and the Methodist Drive Church in Palmetto, FL. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Millersburg, a 60 year member and Past Matron of the Canal Fulton Chapter #180 O.E.S., a former Grand Representative of Grand Jurisdiction of Alberta, Canada in Ohio, Buckeye Links of Ohio and Kate DeWeiss of District 13 of Ohio O.E.S. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Holmes County Senior Center-Transportation Dept., 2247 N. Clay St., Millersburg, OH 44654.
George L. Thomas, Sr.
George L. Thomas, Sr., age 55, passed away May 31, 2001. Funeral announcements later.
Harvey A. Hiddleson
Harvey A. Hiddleson. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Minister Manley Pierce officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Service Dog Foundation c/o Goodwill Industries in Canton.
(Reed, 330-477-6721) http://www.reedfuneralhome.com
Joan C. Bowers
Joan Carol Bowers, age 70, passed away June 1, 2001 in Massillon, OH. Family will receive friends Sunday 2-5 p.m. at Hecker Funeral Home in Uniontown where funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with Rev. William Seymour officiating. Interment Uniontown Greenlawn Cemetery. Further announcements later.
Joanne E. Stahler
Joanne E. Stahler, age 70, of North Canton, passed away Thursday evening, May 31, 2001, in Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in North Canton and the North Canton Eagles Aerie #2223. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Slattery and Irene Slattery-Pedrody; and a brother, William Slattery. She is survived by her husband, Logan; a daughter, Colleen Marie Andring of Phoenix, AZ; sons, Tim Andring also of Phoenix and Mike Andring of Las Vegas, NV; three stepchildren; sister, Elizabeth (Carl) Betzler; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren including, Kristi Fittro, who was very special to grandma; two great-step-gran-dchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Church. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The family requests donations may be made to St. John's Villa, 620 Roswell NW, Carrollton, OH 44615. Don Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Don Williams, 330-455-0387)