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Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

We strive to provide a wide range of memorialization opportunities by helping you to create the necessary rituals and ceremonies that you need. We are continually working to keep the needs and desires of our families as our goal. We strive to never answer to a family's request with "We don't do that here." Our aim is to assist families in planning a service that speaks to the life that has been lived; no matter if that includes motorcycles, "Brink's" trucks or High Tea.

Our Obituaries

Robert "Bob" Weiss

December 19, 1928 - January 30, 2015

Surrounded with prayer and his loving family, Robert "Bob" Weiss entered into eternal life on January 30, 2015. He was 86. Born in Kent on December 19, 1928, Bob lived his life here. Attending Kent Schools, he graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School and continued his education in business. After proudly serving in the United Stated Air Force, he returned to Kent with his wife, Mary...
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Ann L. Diltz

June 14, 1928 - January 30, 2015

Ann L. Diltz, 86, of Kent, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015. She was born June 14, 1928 in Kent to the late Leonard and Mary Amodio. She was retired from Huntington Bank where she worked for 26 years. She loved to play bridge. She was known for her delicious cheesecakes. She was a member of Kent Coterie I and the Elm Garden Club. She enjoyed travelling in a motorhome throughout...
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Amy Marguerite Smith

January 5, 1967 - January 27, 2015

Amy Marguerite Smith, 48, of Kent, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at her home. She was born January 5, 1967 in Akron to Joseph and Mary Ellen (Whisler) Neff. Amy has worked for fifteen years at Stow-Munroe Falls Schools as a Bus Driver. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Kent. She played the flute in high school and would often pick it up and play from memory. She was an...
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Thomas F. Vaji

June 11, 1943 - January 27, 2015

Thomas F. Vaji, 71, of Kent, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Robinson Memorial Hospital. He was born June 11, 1943 in Uniontown, PA to Frederick and Margaret (Brown) Vaji. He was a member of the Canadian Club in Kent and the Ravenna Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. (Boose) Vaji; daughters, Deidra Daltorio of Kent and Beth (Charles Jr.) Textor of Rootstown;...
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Virginia Frazier

July 2, 1933 - January 23, 2015

Virginia "Ginny" Lee Martin Frazier, 81, passed away Friday, January 23, surrounded by family. She was born July 2, 1933 in Pulaski County, VA, the daughter of the late Edgar and Estella Underwood Martin. Mrs. Frazier retired from Kent City Schools. She faced her long illness with courage and strength, and thought more of others than herself. Nothing was more important to Ginny than family...
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Eugene Glen Baker

February 19, 1929 - January 21, 2015

Eugene Glen Baker, 85, of Kent, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at his home. He was born February 19, 1929 in Akron to Glen and Alice (Werner) Baker. Eugene retired from Ellet Neon where he worked as an electrician and glass blower. He was a member of Truth Baptist Church and American Legion Post #496. He is survived by his wife, Theresa E. (Stadler), whom he...
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Arthur "Dusty" Rhodes

November 2, 1953 - January 19, 2015

Arthur "Dusty" Rhodes, 61, of Stow passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Akron City Hospital Hospice Center. Dusty was born November 2, 1953 to William and Betty Rhodes of Kent. Dusty was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Rockton Lodge #316 in Kent. He enjoyed fishing and riding his Harley. He spent much of his childhood at the John Brown Tannery (Portage Salvage), which his...
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Thomas Lovell Fields

January 25, 1928 - January 18, 2015

Thomas Lovell Fields, 86, of Brimfield, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Maison Aine Care Center in Stow. He was born January 25, 1928 in Harmony, WV to Thomas M. and Ida Jane (Kiser) Fields. He served as a volunteer firefighter in Spencer, WV when he was 14. Tom was a combat veteran of the Army during World War II and the Korean War. Tom loved to collect trains and spent 3 summers in...
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Duane J. Marsh

March 20, 1931 - January 17, 2015

Duane J. Marsh, 83, of Kent, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his home. He was born March 20, 1931 in Akron to Floyd Clark and Emily Rachel (Brown) Marsh. Duane was a graduate of Akron University and earned his Master's in Music Education from Columbia University. He was a US Army veteran and played tuba in the Army Band. A former music teacher, musician, and artist, Duane was a member...
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Jack L. Burner

November 3, 1928 - January 16, 2015

Jack L. Burner, 86, of Ravenna, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at his home. He was born November 3, 1928 in Philippi, WV to Harlan and Madge (Jones) Burner. A United States Navy veteran, Jack had a successful career in banking at several local banks in the area including, Akron Savings, TransOhio Savings, and Falls Savings. He was a member of Rotary, .Akron Kiwanis, and Ravenna Elks Club. In...
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William "Bill" Taylor, Jr.

January 13, 2015

William "Bill" O. Taylor Jr., 70, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at The Briarwood in Stow from complications of Parkinson's disease. Born in Schenectady, NY to the late William O. Taylor and Laura (Proper) Taylor of Mt. Pleasant, MI. Bill had lived most of his adult life in and around Kent. He retired from Marathon Petroleum where he was a truck driver for 25 years. Graduated from...
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Marian Virginia Holliday

April 27, 1923 - January 12, 2015

Marian Virginia Holliday departed this earthly life peacefully and with grace at home in the presence of family on January 12, 2015. Marian was born on April 27, 1923 in Thorpe, West Virginia to the late William and Eva Franklin. Marian was saved early in life at Mallory Baptist Church in Mallory West Virginia. She graduated in 1941 from Gary Negro High School. Marian attended West Virginia...
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Lucille Moore

May 8, 1925 - January 11, 2015

Lucille Lomax Moore, 89, died on January 11, 2015. She was born in Maplewood, NJ and she lived in Kent for more than 60 years. Lu graduated from Oberlin College and received a Master's degree in Education from New York University. She returned to college after raising her children and earned a Master's degree in Special Education. She taught physical education at Hudson High School and St...
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Elda Spano Heinlein

September 9, 1931 - January 10, 2015

Elda (Siciliano) Spano Heinlein, 83, of Kent, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at The Gables of Kent Ridge. She was born September 9, 1931 in Kent, to Agostino and Carmela Siciliano. Elda was a bank teller at Huntington Bank, Westside Office in Kent for 20 years. She was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Church in Kent. She also attended the Newman Center in Kent. Elda was known for her...
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Jean Baker

January 28, 1923 - January 10, 2015

Jean Baker, 91, of Kent, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at her home. She was born January 28, 1923 in McKeesport, PA to Carl Rudolph and Angela Household Johnson. She was a member of the Kent Methodist Church. She is survived by daughters, Barbara (William) Messina of Export, PA and Beverly (William) Miller of Kent; grandchildren, Bryan (Lauren) Messina, Jeffrey Miller, Jonathon Miller,...
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William N. "Bill" Redman

June 28, 1948 - January 9, 2015

William N. 'Bill' Redman, 66, of Kent, died Friday, January 9, 2015 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center. He was born June 28, 1948 in Cambridge, to Robert S. and Pauline M. (Broome) Redman. William retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He then worked at Parker-Hannafin and Cantex as an extruder/operator. He was a member of the American Legion #496 in Kent. Bill was a very...
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Mildred Mae Over

October 29, 1924 - January 6, 2015

Mildred Mae Over, 90, of Kent, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Woodlands at Robinson. She was born October 29, 1924 in Elyria, to Joseph and Pearl B. (Kuhns) Over. Her parents, Joseph E. and Pearl B. (Kuhns) Over moved to Brady Lake in July of 1929 and has lived there ever since. Mildred graduated from Kent Roosevelt High School in 1942. She then attended and graduated from Bohecker's...
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Maryanne E. Conner

February 26, 1948 - January 2, 2015

Maryanne E. Conner, 66, of Kent, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at Hospice Care Center in Copley. She was born February 26, 1948 in Clarksburg, WV to John and Virginia (Yost) Staud. She is survived by her daughters, Heather (Christopher) Hunt of Stow and Virginia (John) Comi of Stow; grandchildren, Nathaniel Conner, Marie Comi, John Comi IV, Nicholas Comi, and Charlie Comi; and brothers,...
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Marcia Jastromb

July 21, 1940 - January 2, 2015

Marcia J. Jastromb, 74, of Stow, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at Akron General Medical Center in Stow. She was born July 21, 1940 in Cleveland to Joseph and Helen (Nagy) Corrigan. She is survived by sons, Jay E. (Beverly Shafer) Jastromb of Cuyahoga Falls and Jon (Terri) Jastromb of Kent; grandchildren, Kyle E. Jastromb, Tyler E. Jastromb, Kaitlyn E. Jastromb, Lewis (Heather) Shafer, and...
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Henry M. Just

May 24, 1926 - January 1, 2015

Henry M. Just, 88, of Brimfield passed away peacefully in the early morning of January 1, 2015. Father of six, Henry is remembered most by the great love he had for his family. He is survived by his children, Greg (Jean) Just, Robin (Jan) Just, Holly (Russ) DuPlain, Jaimy (Frank) Rand, and Barry (Kathy) Just; grandchildren, Kari (Patrick) Willoughby, Matthew (Vickie) Just, Adam (Sara) Just,...
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Virginia Lee Underwood

December 31, 2014

Virginia Lee Hunt Underwood, 91, lately of Chickasha, Oklahoma, more recently of Syracuse, New York, and Kent, Ohio, passed away on December 31, 2014. Surviving family members are two daughters, Pym Mumford (Jack) and Marian Buda (Lou), of Syracuse; a son, William G. Lange Underwood (Karin), of Kent, Ohio; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; as well as a brother, Franklin Griggs...
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Esther Louise Duncan

February 27, 1939 - December 28, 2014

Esther Louise Duncan, born February 27, 1937, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 in Hudson, Ohio. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Edward W. and Marie (Lenhart) Duncan. She graduated from William Chrisman High School and Central Missouri State University with a Master's Degree in Accounting. She later received a second Master's Degree from Kent State University where she worked as the...
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Roman C. Syroid

September 19, 1921 - December 28, 2014

Roman C. Syroid, 93, of Twin Lakes, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Stow Glen Retirement Center. He was born March 19, 1921 in Akron to Stanley and Mary (Klus) Syroid. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during the World War II war. Roman was retired from the Record Courier Advertising Department. He is survived by his niece, Jolie L. Cowden (Steven) Bell of Bellingham, WA;...
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Paul Carr

August 5, 1924 - December 28, 2014

Paul E. Carr passed away on December 28th at the age of 90. He was born August 5, 1924 in Pomeroy, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his four siblings and his parents Jessie and John Carr and his son, Ronald Carr. He is survived by his wife Joyce; daughters, B. Jo. Ferry and Peggy (Oliver) Hayes; grandchildren Laura Miller, Kimberly Prater, and David Ferry; and great grandson, Robert Prater. ...
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Paul E, Gless

October 16, 1933 - December 27, 2014

Paul E. Gless, 81, of Kent, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at his home. He was born October 16, 1933 in Franklin Township, to Harry A. and Eleanor W. (Gilmore) Gless. He was a veteran of the Army during the Korean War. He is survived by sons, Paul M. Gless of Jacksonville, FL and David R. Gless of Cuyahoga Falls; daughter, Susan L. Gless of Kent; brothers, Harry C. Gless of Silver Lake...
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Maria Majer

March 12, 1921 - December 22, 2014

Maria Majer, 93, of Kent, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at Kent Healthcare Center. She was born March 12, 1921 in Hamorod, Hungary to John and Anna (Egli) Majer. Maria came to the United Stated in 1960 to her late father, sisters and brother. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent since 1960. She was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Gieger of Kent. She is survived by...
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Susan Messino

October 14, 1955 - December 20, 2014

Susan Messino, 59, of Kent, passed away peacefully, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a lifelong battle with a chronic blood disease, thalassemia. She was born October 14, 1955 in Akron to Steve and Cecilia (Mendiola) Messino. She graduated from Kent State University with B.S. in microbiology. She then completed certification at St. Thomas...
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Buford "Tootie" Meredith III

September 18, 1946 - December 18, 2014

Buford James "Tootie" Meredith III, 68, of Ravenna, died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. He was born September 18, 1946 in Ravenna to Buford and Nancy (Thomas) Meredith II. He was active with C.A.S. Adult Daycare Center in Ravenna and cared for by Independence of Portage County in Ravenna. He loved to watch wrestling and enjoyed bowling. The family...
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Joel A. Barchalk

September 21, 1946 - December 15, 2014

Joel A. Barchalk, 68, of Mogadore, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Woodlands At Robinson in Ravenna. He was born September 21, 1946 in Akron to Joe and Dorothy (Fisher) Barchalk. He served in the 225th Maintenance of the 5th US Army from 1965 to 1972. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Kent. He worked for 8 1/2 yrs. at Lamson & Sessions in the Fabrication Department. He is...
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Jennifer "Jenny" Reynolds

December 4, 1943 - December 14, 2014

Jennifer "Jenny" Reynolds (née Frantz), 71, passed away peacefully at home on December 14th 2014, in Kent after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Thelma. Survived by daughters, Sharon Caplinger (Dennis), Sandy Graham (Brian), and Debby Chandler (Joe); 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; fiancé and soul mate, Don Merrian; sisters, Carol and...
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Eleanore Pischak

December 27, 1927 - December 14, 2014

Eleanore Pischak, 86, of Brimfield, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital. She was born December 27, 1927 in Cleveland, to John and Mary (Takas) Volgyi. Eleanore graduated from Shalersville High School in 1946. She was the owner of Kent Kennels and a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent. She is survived by her husband, John Pischak, whom she married on June 3, 1950;...
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Lisa Diane Novak

October 10, 1961 - December 13, 2014

Lisa Diane Novak, 53, of Kent, died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Akron General Medical Center in Stow. Lisa was born October 10, 1961 in Cleveland, to Lawrence Fred and Joanne (Varga) Denzler. She was a 1980 graduate of Streetsboro High School. Lisa was an incredible woman, a strong hard working and caring person with a tremendous heart full of love. So many wonderful qualities that...
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Richard O. Wilson

June 19, 1927 - December 13, 2014

Richard "Dick" Wilson (87), a Kent resident since 1958, died Saturday, December 13 of Alzheimer's disease at Maison Aine Nursing Home in Stow, OH. Dick was born June 19, 1927 in Eau Claire, WI to Elmer W. and Ida Harville Wilson. He graduated from Rootstown High School in 1945, where he made his home with his grandparents Thomas and Grace Harville. After graduation, he joined the Navy and...
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Ann Wiedeman

May 8, 1928 - December 8, 2014

Ann Wiedeman, 86, of Stow, died Monday, December 8, 2014 at Arden Court Assisted Living in Chagrin Falls. She was born May 8, 1928 in Beloit, to Harley J. and Margaret K. (Ray) Eshler. Ann received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kent State University and taught kindergarten in the Kent City Schools for over 20 years. She was a long-time member of the Kent Presbyterian...
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Marjorie Smith Woodring

July 3, 1918 - December 8, 2014

Marjorie Smith Woodring, a lifelong resident of Portage County, died Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Gardens of Western Reserve in Streetsboro. She was 96. Marjorie was born in 1918 in Rootstown, the daughter of Mervin and Lila May (Root) Smith. Marjorie graduated from Rootstown high School in 1936. After graduation she attended Mount Union College where she was affiliated with Alpha Chi...
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June F. Ake

October 24, 1927 - December 8, 2014

June F. Ake, 87, of Kent, OH, passed away peacefully Monday, December 8, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. She was born October 24, 1927 in Brimfield to Cary D. and Hattie (Garber) Derry. June retired in 1989 from the Office of Financial Affairs at Kent State University. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Kent where she served as the Mary Reed Circle...
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Timothy J. Honeck

January 31, 1978 - December 6, 2014

Timothy J. Honeck, 36, of Brimfield, died Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Hospice Care Center in Copley after a three year battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was born January 31, 1978 in Ravenna to Charles and Betty Gale (Beasley) Honeck. He graduated from Concord University in Athens, West Virginia where he attended on a Baseball scholarship. He was the President of Steeler Nation of Kent and...
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Edward L. Proske

October 2, 1943 - December 6, 2014

Edward L. Proske, 71, of Franklin Township, died Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. He was born October 2, 1943 in Atlanta, GA to Edward and Catherine (Sirkle) Proske. Ed had a genuine love and interest for all people and things. He was especially fond of learning new things and teaching others. Ed was raised in Anderson Township, Cincinnati and came to...
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Susan Waltz

May 1, 1935 - December 4, 2014

Susan Waltz, 79, of Kent died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. She was born May 1, 1935 in Akron to Roger Raymond and Nora (Smith) Wright. Susan grew up in Atwater, graduated from Randolph High School and attended Kent State University. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Education, Susan taught for 35 years in the Kent City School system....
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Merry Christmas Foster

December 25, 1956 - November 30, 2014

Merry Christmas Foster, 57, of Streetsboro, died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. She was born December 25, 1956 in Ravenna to Clifford and Moneda Stutzman. She is survived by her husband, Bill Foster; step-daughter, Tara (Nick) Christopher of Streetsboro; grandson, Corbin Christopher; brother, Bruce A. (Sheri) Stutzman of Ravenna; brother-in-law, John...
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Kenneth Doles

January 20, 1957 - November 24, 2014

Kenneth Doles, 57, of Shalersville, died Monday, November 24, 2014 at his home. He was born January 20, 1957 in Cleveland to Andrew and Margaret (Huslein) Doles. Ken retired as a Research Technician at Saint-Gobain. He was a founding member of and guitarist for the Christian rock band, Witness, for 25 years. His love of music inspired him to rebuild guitars and to build hand rubbed, hand...
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Edgar H. Haldeman, Jr.

January 15, 1946 - November 21, 2014

Edgar H. Haldeman Jr., 68, of Ravenna, died Friday, November 21, 2014 at Kent Healthcare Center. He was born January 15, 1946 in West Chester, PA to Edgar H and Dorothy R. (Rorabaugh) Haldeman Sr. He was a 1963 graduate of Phoenixville High School in Phoenixville, PA. He was a veteran of the Army during the Vietnam War. Edgar retired after 33 years with All State Insurance Company. He was...
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Bob Noland

October 2, 1936 - November 20, 2014

Bob Noland, 78, of Ravenna, died Thursday, November 20, 2014. He was born October 2, 1936 in Altoona, PA to Clarence and Sarah (Pry) Noland. He is survived by his wife, Theresa (Reedy) Noland, whom he married 22 years ago; grandson, Drew (Michelle) Twiggs of Shalersville; great grandsons, Asher and Michael; sister, Ruth Davis of Security, CO; and nieces, Ruth, Faith, and Tammy. ...
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Joshua Kisner

August 5, 1985 - November 19, 2014

Joshua Andrew Kisner, 29, of Twinsburg, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was born August 24, 1985 in Mayfield Hts. to Steve and Patricia (Murray) Kisner. He is survived by son, Julian Joshua Kisner; ex-wife, Sarah Rider; grandparents, Robert and Marie Kisner; father, Steve (Brenda) Kisner; brothers, Jesse Kisner and Bobby Kisner; and uncles, Mike Kisner and Jeff Kisner. He...
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Beatrice "Bea" Wilson

December 11, 1927 - November 17, 2014

Beatrice "Bea" Wilson passed away on November 17, 2014. Born December 11, 1927 in Akron to Paul and Fern Haushalter, she remained in Akron until moving to Tallmadge in 1959. In 1987, she then moved to Kent, living there for 18 years before moving to Stow, where she resided until her death. She was employed by the Tallmadge City Schools as a secretary for 26 years until retiring in 1996. ...
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David Alan Evans

July 6, 1941 - November 16, 2014

David Alan Evans, 73, of Kent, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Akron City Hospital. He was born July 6, 1941 in Alliance, to Mike and Berdine (Risden) Evans. Dave taught elementary, middle school and high school in the Streetsboro City Schools for 38 years. Dave's two passions were his family and American History. He was a member of the NRA, National Muzzle Loading Rifle...
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William J. Cowling

July 6, 1927 - November 13, 2014

William J. Cowling, 87, of Stow, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center. He was born July 6, 1927 in Cleveland, to Robert Thomas and Marguret (Imars) Cowling. William was a veteran of the Army during World War II. He was a custodian for the Orange and Solon schools for 35 years. William was a member of St. Joan of Arc in Streetsboro. William was a founding...
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James H. Clark

October 21, 1922 - November 11, 2014

James H. Clark, 92, of Kent, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014. He was born October 21, 1922 in Dubois, PA to Charles H. and Edna (Ord) Clark. He retired in 1984 from the Streetsboro Post Office. He then worked for many years at Oak Knolls Golf Course. He was a member of the Kent United Methodist Church and the Rockton Lodge #316 F&AM, where he served as secretary for many years. He also was...
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Joseph Allen Fisher

October 26, 1931 - November 10, 2014

Joseph Allen Fisher, 83, of Rootstown, died Monday, November 10, 2014 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center. He was born October 26, 1931 in Cleveland to Joe and Sarah Ann (Beeley) Fisher. He graduated from Collinwood High School in 1950 and Case Western Reserve University in 1954. Joseph was an electrical engineer who retired from TriPower MPT Inc. Companies he previously worked for include...
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Geneva Wood-McGrew

October 31, 1917 - November 10, 2014

Geneva Wood-McGrew, 97, of Kent, passed away peacefully Monday, November 10, 2014 at Hospice Care Center in Copley. She was born October 31, 1917 in Tellico Plains, TN to Wyatt and Myrtle (Patterson) Roberson. She was a long time resident of Kent, graduating from Kent Roosevelt High School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree at Kent State University and was a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau...
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Edward J. Ciesielski

December 15, 1926 - November 10, 2014

Edward J. Ciesielski, 87, of Stow, died Monday, November 10, 2014 at Maison Aine Care Center in Stow. He was born December 15, 1926 in Poland to Edward and Stephanie (Welke) Ciesielski. Edward retired as a Mechanical Engineer for General Electric in Euclid. He is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline (Ken Baker) Simmons of Stow; grandchildren, Cody Michael Walker and Michael Scott Simmons...
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Arnedia R. Trotter

September 19, 1932 - November 5, 2014

Arnedia R. Trotter, 82, of West Maple Street, Kent, went home to be with the Heavenly Father, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at her home with her family. She was born September 19, 1932, in Marion, Arkansas to Emmitt and Eula Rogers. She retired from Kent State University after working for 36.5 years. She was saved at the age of 10 years old, where she was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary...
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Elsie M. Chase

November 29, 1919 - November 5, 2014

Elsie M. Chase (nee Peterson), 94, beloved wife of the late D. Richard; loving mother of Kenneth R. and Kathryn E. (Matthew) Muldoon; devoted grandmother of Michael S. Ryan and, Colleen (Matt) Muldoon-Morris and great grandmother of Connor M. Morris; dearest sister of the late Carl W. and Edward A. Peterson; and sister, Ruth D. O'Connell; dear aunt and great aunt of many. She was born November...
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Katherine "Kay" Condley

January 21, 1912 - November 4, 2014

Katherine "Kay "Condley nee Kistler was born in Willard, OH formerly called Chicago Junction to Charles and Josephine Christian Kistler on January 21, 1912. Her father was a surveyor for the B&O Railroad, and was later a well known architect in Portage County. The family lived in Whiting, IN before returning home to Kent. Kay attended Central School in Kent and graduated in 1929 from Roosevelt...
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Gary C. Jones

January 28, 1934 - November 3, 2014

Gary C. Jones, 80, of Brimfield, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Hospice Care Center in Copley. Gary was born January 28, 1934 in Stow. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Dorn) Jones; daughters, Vanessa (Jeff) Johnson of Rockwood, PA and Dawn (Tom) Hamrick of Mogadore; step children, Sue (Rodney) White of Kent, Joe (Kim) Habraken of Portland, ME, and Pete (Lynn) Habraken of Stow; nine...
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Claude L. Wise

July 20, 1926 - November 3, 2014

Claude L. Wise, 88, of Suffield, died peacefully with family at his side Monday, November 3, 2014 at Heritage of Hudson. He was born July 20, 1926 in Randolph to Joseph A. and Agnes M. (May) Wise. He was a World War II veteran serving with the army in the Pacific Theatre. He retired in 1988 after 41 years with Teledyne Monarch Rubber Company. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Randolph...
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Florence J. Scott

April 11, 1924 - November 1, 2014

Florence J. Scott, 90, of Kent, died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Affinity Hospital in Massillon. She was born April 11, 1924 in Bellpre, to Henry and Blanche (Cassady) Thorn. Florence retired from the Kent State University Food Service Department. She was a long time Kent resident, an avid book reader and loved to bake cookies. She is survived by son, Thomas (Heather) Scott of Kent;...
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Eva Marie Conard

June 20, 1917 - October 31, 2014

Eva Marie Conard, 97, passed away on October 31, 2014. She was born on June 20, 1917 in Kent, Ohio to Mabel (White) and Floyd Long. Although Eva lived most of her life in Kent, she was a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School. Eva was a 66 year member of the Kent United Methodist Church and actively involved in Mary Reed and Miriam Circles. She served Rotary lunches for over 50 years. Eva...
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William Michael Oros

September 12, 1936 - October 28, 2014

William Michael Oros, 78, of Kent, passed on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at his home. He was born September 12, 1936 in Kent, to John and Marjorie B. (Vorderman) Oros. He attended Kent Roosevelt High School. William was an Electrician Union Foreman until he retired in 1998. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, attended Lake Brady United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the...
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Brandon Andrew McDaniel

March 16, 1990 - October 26, 2014

Brandon Andrew McDaniel, 24, of Kent, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 16, 1990 in Twentynine Palms, CA. Brandon was a delivery driver for Prosel in Twinsburg. He was an avid volleyball player and a member of several teams at the Kent Lanes, where he enjoyed hanging around with his "second family." Brandon could be found on the golf course, basketball court...
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George J. Prochnow

August 18, 1924 - October 22, 2014

George John Prochnow, 90, of Hudson, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center in the Palliative Care Unit. He is survived by children, Gail P. (Jerry) Kirkland of Findlay, Jonathon K. (Kathy) Prochnow of Stow, Heidi S. (Eric) Hummel of Reston, VA, Cassandra J. (Tim) Mitchin of North Canton, Barbara E. (Paul) Wright of Medina, and Jennifer M. (Tim) Tuttle of...
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Beatrice Westendorf

June 16, 1913 - October 21, 2014

Beatrice M. Westendorf, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning October 21, 2014. Born June 16, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Mayer; sister, Lillian Coon; and brother, Edwin Mayer. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by Robert East Sr. and Albert Westendorf. Survivors include daughter, Lynn (Frank) Brady; son, Robert D. (Lisa) East;...
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Louis "Lou" Horning

August 18, 1925 - October 18, 2014

Louis "Lou" Horning, 89, of Kent, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Kent Healthcare Center. He was born August 18, 1925 in Kent to Emmett and Gertrude (Bower) Horning. Lou had a great devotion to his church, St. Patrick Church of Kent. He was a Eucharistic Minister and took Communion to the shut-ins for many, many years. He also attended daily Mass until he could no longer attend. ...
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Thomas M. Davis

July 20, 1930 - October 17, 2014

Thomas M. Davis, of Kent, Prof Emeritus of English at Kent State, died quietly at night on Oct.17, 2014. He was born on July 20, 1930, in Ashland, Kansas. The son of James R. Davis and Zettie G. Tilghman, he was the middle of three children. He experienced life on a Colorado farm as a boy but returned to Kansas with his mother when dust storms and the depression forced them back. Immediately...
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Kayla Marie Smith

November 14, 1990 - October 14, 2014

Kayla Marie Smith, 23, of Cuyahoga Falls, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center. She was born November 14, 1990 in Akron. She is survived by her daughter, Lily Rose Smith; mother, Jennifer Smith of Akron; grandmother, Rose Smith of Kent; grandparents, Richard and Sue Smith of Jefferson; brother, Joshua Baughman of Cuyahoga Falls; and many aunts, uncles, and...
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Ralph L. Silva

January 22, 1931 - October 13, 2014

Ralph L. Silva, 83, of Ravenna, died Monday, October 13, 2014 at his home. He was born January 22, 1931 in Kent. He was a veteran of the Army. Ralph retired from General Motors – Detroit Diesel in Detroit. He is survived by his longtime companion, Brenda Varner; sons, Mike (Barbara) Piotrowski and Steve (Nicci) Piotrowski both of California; sister, Dee (Len) Polichena of Kent; and...
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Mary K. Kneale

April 21, 1948 - October 9, 2014

Mary Kirsten Kneale, 66, of Kent, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1948 in Denmark. Mary will be terribly missed by all who knew her and was an amazing and wonderful lady. She was a devoted friend and family member; and always remembered people with cards and letters for every occasion. Mary had a great sense of humor which was...
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Theresa E. Goodhart

October 6, 2014

Theresa E. Goodhart (Montoni), whose life was characterized by love of the Lord and love of her family, was called to be an angel on Monday, October 6, 2014. She was 89 and lived in Kent, Ohio all of her life. The 13th of 15 children to parents Marion Montoni and Lena DeBernaldi, Theresa was born on February 1, 1925 in Kent. The Montonis instilled in their children the value of loving others...
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Elmer Bjerregaard

February 4, 1933 - October 5, 2014

Professor Elmer Bjerregaard, 81, was born February 4th, 1933 and died on October 5, 2014. He paid his way through college by working at a steel mill. He graduated from Kent State University in 1957, and obtained a graduate degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in Architecture and City Planning in 1959 and subsequently became a Registered Architect. That same year, he was...
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Eileen H. Manion

May 10, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Eileen (Hawley) Manion, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio. Born May 10, 1923, in New York City, Eileen was preceded in death by husband Keron Manion and Fredericka Goll, her cousin and lifelong friend. Eileen is survived by daughter Eileen Carolyn Manion; son in-law Norman Arthur Fischer, both residents of Kent, Ohio, and granddaughters Deirdre...
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Mona Jean Gates

July 6, 1927 - October 4, 2014

Mona Jean Gates, 87, of Kent, died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Maison Aine Care Center. She was born July 6, 1927 in Byesville, to Edward and Eleanor (Calhoun) Moose. Mona was a member of the First Christian Church in Kent for over 50 years. She is survived by son, John (Beverley) Gates of Stow; daughter, Darlene (John) Hubicsak of Stow; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Lehane of Bay...
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Doris E. Bozeman

March 6, 1940 - October 3, 2014

Doris E. Bozeman, 74, of Kent, died Friday, October 3, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital. She was born March 6, 1940 in Northampton, NC to Claude and Elizabeth (Stevenson) McGlone. She is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Bozeman, whom she married on January 27, 1963; sons, Kevin Bozeman of Kent and Anthony Bozeman of Akron; grandchildren, Keinin Hardesty of Houston, TX, Jade Bozeman...
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Jeremy Blaise Ferrato

July 10, 1979 - September 29, 2014

Jeremy Blaise Ferrato, 35, of Akron, died Monday, September 29, 2014 at his home. He was born July 10, 1979 in Akron, OH to Blaise and Nikki (Scott) Ferrato, Jr. He was the chief IT guru at Wayside Furniture. He is survived by mother, Nikki (Scott) Scott of Norton; two sisters, Jessica Ferrato of Lakewood and Melissa Ferrato of Akron; nephew, Isaac Ferrato of Lakewood; grandmother,...
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Max G. Wilcox, Jr.

May 21, 1929 - September 28, 2014

Max G. Wilcox Jr., 85, of Stow, died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Stow Glen Retirement Center. He was born May 21, 1929 in Cambridge Springs, PA to Max G. and Irene (Stressing) Wilcox. Max was a retired engineer for Goodyear Aerospace (Loral). He was a member of Rockton Lodge #316 F&AM, the Shriners, and PWP, where he served was a Past President. He also loved working in his yard and...
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Mildred L. Simons

September 30, 1919 - September 24, 2014

Mildred L. Simons, 94, of Akron, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at her home. She was born September 30, 1919 in Siluria, AL to Foy W. and Madge (Armstrong) Jones. It was 70 years ago that Millie met the love of her life while serving as a nurse at Hunter Field Army-Air Force base in Savannah, Georgia. Millie and Oz's story is nothing short of the makings of a love novel, and the two...
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Margaret E. Nemec

November 10, 1917 - September 23, 2014

Margaret E. Nemec, 96, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Kent Ridge on Golden Pond. Margaret was born on November 10, 1917 in Wall, Pennsylvania to the late Fuhrman and Alma Minick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis F. Nemec; her sisters, Lillian Minick, Mary Jane Phillips, Alma Reeder, and Sarah Minick; and her brother, John W. Minick, a World...
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Annamae Hiatt

April 25, 1919 - September 19, 2014

Annamae Hiatt, 95, of Kent, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital. She was born April 25, 1919 in Brownsburg, IN. She was a member of the Water Street Church. Annamae worked as a receptionist at Evelyn Dickerson in Kent for many years. Annamae was a loving mom and grandmother. She is survived by son, Robert Michael Hiatt of Kent; grandson, Sean Michael Charles...
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Lyle W. Rinehart

October 21, 1936 - September 19, 2014

Lyle W. Rinehart, 77, of Ravenna, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Longmeadow Care Center. He was born October 21, 1936 in Portage County to Harry and Dolorias (March) Rinehart. Lyle was a distributor for BP Oil for 20 years then he worked for Rockwell International for 25 years. He and Shirley delivered the Record Courier for 12 years and then drove truck for them for several years. The...
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Barbara K. Starkey

April 7, 1948 - September 15, 2014

Barbara K. Starkey, 66, of Kent, died Monday, September 15, 2014 at her home. She was born April 7, 1948 in Canton, to Robert and Kathryn (Graening) Heakin. Barbara was a member of the Lake Brady United Methodist Church. She was an animal lover especially her dogs and she also loved "I Love Lucy." Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family and she cherished her time with her...
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Brian Lee Giles

February 14, 1959 - September 12, 2014

Brian Lee Giles, 55, of Kent, went home to be with the Lord on September 12, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Akron on February 14, 1959 to Ernest Junior Giles and the late Emagene Elaine Giles, Brian was an avid sports fan, athletic, and patriotic, working for 13 years as the regional sales manager for National Write Your Congressman. Brian was a 1977 graduate of Theodore...
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Leah Marie Sly

January 15, 1926 - September 9, 2014

Leah Marie Sly, 88, of Kent, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her home. She was born January 15, 1926 in Bulpitt, IL to John Thomas and Margaret (Lee) Crocker. She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Mary) Sly of Kent and Robert W. Sly of Naples, FL.; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and sister, Wanda Jean Anderson of Santa Rosa, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Isidore J. Berarducci

May 9, 1930 - September 9, 2014

Isidore J. Berarducci, 84, of Ravenna, died peacefully Tuesday, September 9, 2014, with his family by his side, at Robinson Memorial Hospital. He was born May 9, 1930 in Follansbee, WV to Nicola and Italia (Monaco) Berarducci. Isidore was a member of St. Anthony Church in Follansbee, WV and Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna. He was a scoutmaster for many years at St. Anthony Church. ...
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Kathryn M. Carano

September 6, 1944 - September 8, 2014

Kathryn M. Carano, 70, of Akron, died Monday, September 8, 2014 at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital. She was born September 6, 1944 in Ravenna, to Stanley R. and Viola Marie (Rhodes) Pudloski. She graduated from Kent Roosevelt High School class of 1962. Kathryn was a member of the Sanctuary Church in Cuyahoga Falls and also attended West Market Fellowship. She is survived by son, David ...
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Dolores E. Wiard

March 3, 1939 - September 7, 2014

Dolores E. Wiard, 75, of Kent, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Akron City Hospital Medical Center. She was born March 3, 1939 in Conneautville, PA to Lyle and Mary (Snyder) Copeland. Dolores attended Riverwood Community Chapel. She was a member of the Art Class at the Ravenna Senior Center and enjoyed crocheting. Dolores enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandson...
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Carole E. Hoover

September 11, 1940 - September 3, 2014

Carole E. Hoover, 73, of Brady Lake Village, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family after an eight month illness. She was born September 11, 1940 in Youngstown to Harold and Elizabeth (Curtis) Baird. She served as and retired as the executive secretary to the President of Schneller, Inc. She was a former member of the Indian Trails Chapter of IAAP. She took...
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Ronald Lee Gardner

November 15, 1930 - September 2, 2014

Ronald Lee Gardner, 83 of Kent, Ohio passed away September 2, 2014, in the house he built 60 years ago surrounded by his loving family. Ron was a retired Kent postal worker and a proud Korean War Veteran. He was a long-time member of the VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and St. Patrick's Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Anne, he is survived by his wife of 63 years...
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Catherine "Katy" Gontero

October 10, 1928 - August 29, 2014

Catherine A. "Katy" Gontero, a loving and dedicated mother, 85, of Kent, died Friday, August 29, 2014 at Gables at KentRidge. She was born October 10, 1928 in Cleveland to Peter and Beatrice (Fanelli) Viola. She loved growing up in Vermillion and was doted on by her aunts and uncles. She graduated from Ohio University with an education degree. She then moved to Dallas Texas and taught...
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Elizabeth (Gonos) Hodgeman

February 15, 1992 - August 28, 2014

Beth (Gonos) Hodgeman, 22, passed away unexpectedly. Beth was a life-long resident of Kent and had just moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia to begin a new chapter with her husband Eric. Beth was a graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School and Kent State University. She was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. Her friends and family were precious to her and she thrived at every chance to...
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Rose M. Frisinia

June 26, 1923 - August 28, 2014

Rose M. Frisina, 91, of Kent, died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at KentRidge At Golden Pond. She was born June 26, 1923 in Kent, to Domenico and Frances (Filomena) France. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent. Rose was also a member of the Red Hat Society. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and extended family. The family would like to thank...
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Blanche Pollock

August 16, 1916 - August 26, 2014

Blanche Pollock, 98, of Kent, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Woodlands at Robinson. She was born August 16, 1916 in Cotton Grove, NC to Charlie C. and Sallie (Warfford) Wrenn. Blanche attended Catawba College, then Presbyterian Hospital where she received her RN degree. Her nursing career spanned many areas of medicine including psychiatric nursing, private duty nursing, eye, ear nose and...
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Mary Elizabeth Peterhansen

December 12, 1923 - August 26, 2014

Alice Mary Elizabeth Peterhansen, 90, of Kent, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at her home. She was born December 12, 1923 in Ravenna, to Pasquale and Gionenna (Gsue) DeGregio. Alice graduated from Kent Roosevelt H.S in 1942. Alice was an avid Cleveland Browns fan, a Kardic Kid through and through, Brian Sipe could do no wrong. Alice could call the plays, run the plays, whoop and holler from...
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John J. Staud

March 13, 1915 - August 25, 2014

John J. Staud, 99, a 64 year resident of Kent died Monday, August 25, 2014. He was born on March 13, 1915 to John and Regina (Rahl) Staud of Elkins, WV. He graduated from Elkins High School. John married his wife Virginia in 1936. John worked at Wallace Bakery and Westinghouse before joining Gougler Machine, from which he retired in 1979, after 30 years of employment. John was an active...
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Daniel M. Boyle

June 23, 1948 - August 13, 2014

Daniel M. Boyle, 66, of Brady Lake, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014. He was born June 23, 1948 in Akron to Glenn R. and Betty Lou (Marteney) Boyle. Daniel was the owner of Boyle's Automotive. He was an avid collector and active with the Innocence Project. He is survived by son, Harold (Carla) Boyle of Ravenna; daughter, Loreal; grandchildren, Elizibeth, Malcolm, and Lauren; sister, Susan...
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Hazel B. Shea

November 8, 1920 - August 10, 2014

Hazel B. Shea, 93, of Wilson, NC and formally of Rootstown, died Sunday, August 10, at home. She was born November 8, 1920 in Tuppers Plains to Henry and Ethel (Boles) Linthicum. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Tallmadge. During WWII, Hazel worked at Goodyear Aircraft, building B-25 and B-29 bombers. She was a "Rosie the Riveter." She always down played her role by explaining...
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Ruth E. Patton

June 20, 1940 - August 9, 2014

Ruth E. Patton, 74, of Kent, died Saturday, August 9, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born June 20, 1940 in Ashtabula, to Harry and Esther (Lundi) Anderson. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. She is survived by sons, Jeffrey (Megan) Patton of Lake Oswego, OR and Michael (Becky) Patton of Cuyahoga Falls; daughter, Shelby (Samuel) Snellenberger of Kent;...
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Mary Ann Brandt

January 10, 1942 - August 8, 2014

Mary Ann Brandt, 72, of Kent, died Friday, August 8, 2014 at KentRidge at Golden Pond. She was born January 10, 1942 in Northampton, PA to Joseph and Mary (Frisch) Teklits. She is survived by her husband, Paul Brandt, whom she married on September 21, 1974; daughter, Kathryn (Dan) Perrico of Northfield Center; grandchildren, Taylor, Ryan and Sydney; and brother, Frank (Mary) Teklits of...
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Robert "Bob Kish

August 17, 1937 - August 6, 2014

Robert "Bob" James Kish Sr., passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2014. Robert was born on August 17, 1937 in Clymer, PA, to Helen and Lewis Kish. He moved out to Kent at the age of 19, where he lived for most of his life. Robert was a member of St. Patrick's Church. He was also a member of the Kent Canadian Club. At the age of 19, Robert started working at Educational Equipment in Kent....
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Lowell "Don" Cheatwood

October 11, 1934 - August 4, 2014

Lowell D. "Don" Cheatwood, 79, of Kent, died Monday, August 4, 2014 at Kent Healthcare Center. He was born October 11, 1934 in Akron to Grady and Nilla (Roberts) Cheatwood. He owned and operated Cheatwood Tire for 30 years then worked at Klaben Auto for another 18 years until his illness. He was a member of the VFW/American Legion in Stow. He is survived by his wife, Pamela L. (Starkey),...
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Lucille Robinson

December 14, 1928 - August 2, 2014

S. Lucille Robinson, 85, of Kent, died Saturday, August 2, 2014. She was born December 14, 1928 in Kent to Ben and Zoe (McElfresh) Starkey. She is survived by daughter, Sally Lou White of Kent; grandchildren, Shawn (Debbie) Robinson of Uniontown and Mary Jo (Neil) Hill of Levering, MI; great grandchildren, Zachary Robinson, Chase Robinson, and Emily Hill. She was preceded in death by her...
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Cynthia H. Cleveland

April 6, 1955 - August 1, 2014

Cynthia H. Cleveland, 59, of Kent went home to be with the Lord on Friday August 1, 2014. She was born April 16, 1955, in Monroe, Louisiana, to Charles and Rebecca Biggers. Cynthia was a beautiful, strong, vibrant , smart, caring, loving person who knew how to have a good time and make you laugh. She was an 80's licensed hair stylist and graduated in 1996 from Kent State University with a...
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