Thursday, April 25, 2013
Service will be at Cross Pointe Alliance Church on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Florence Helena Sturkey, 70, passed away on April 16. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Sturkey spent much of her career teaching Copley-Fairlawn City Schools, Revere Local Schools and the University of Akron, according to Legacy.com. There will be a memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday at Cross Point Alliance Church, 855 Rothrock Rd., Copley. Read the full obituary here.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Heiney passed away on March 16.
Dennis Heiney, 59, of Fairlawn, passed away on March 16. Dennis is survived by his wife Renee, according to tributes.com. Calling hours will be held Thursday, March 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel, 141 N. Meridian St. The funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22 at Spicer Crislip with Pastor Dallas Sanford officiating. Burial will take place in Grandview Memorial Park following the service.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Taylor died Saturday; had been ill since a heart attack in 2009.
In 1982, Gary L. Taylor began a consulting company with his wife in the breezeway of their home. The company they named InfoCision was founded to develop telemarketing programs for its clients using an independent telemarketing contractor. Today InfoCision is the second-largest privately held teleservices company in the world, employing more than 4,000 people in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The company provides direct marketing services for Fortune 100 companies and nonprofit organizations. Taylor, 59, died on Saturday. He became ill three years ago after suffering a heart attack, according to the company's website. The Taylors' son, Craig, has been InfoCision chief executive officer since October 2012. “We are deeply saddened by…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Death notice for Fairlawn resident
Betty Jane Clement, 86, passed away on February 23, at the Village at St. Edward in Fairlawn, according to an obituary in the Akron Beacon Journal. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 25, 1926 to the late Henry and Ida Buchter, Betty had been a Cuyahoga Falls resident since 1957. She retired from the M. O'Neil Co. in 1983, where she had worked as a comparison shopper for the president of the company. She was the founder of the Cuyahoga Falls Widow to Widower's Group, and was a member of the Cuyahoga Falls VFW Ladies' Auxiliary, Cuyahoga Falls Moose Club, and the Eagles Aerie #2207. Betty was an avid traveler, having visited all of the contiguous 48 states from 1947 to 1957, as well as traveling around the world with her special friend, …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Died Jan. 30 at his home
Robert Stephen Bender died at home on January 30, 2013, surrounded by his family after a short illness, according to Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Benedictine High School in 1947, where he played basketball and football. He was offered a football scholarship to Wittenberg University but stayed in Cleveland and attended John Carroll University. A natural athlete, he excelled in every sport from baseball to water polo. As an amateur boxer, he was undefeated in 26 bouts as a middleweight, including a decision over Cleveland's Jackie Keough, who later fought Randy Turpin for the World Middleweight title. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A memorial service will be held to remember Carl on March 2.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Isabelle George co-founded the iconic west Akron restaurant with husband Ed George.
Isabelle George, founder of Bell Music and the Tangier restaurant, died Jan. 15 at the age of 101, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. George, maiden name David, married her husband Ed George and had eight children, the Beacon reports. Read more about Isabelle George and her work at Tangier and Bell Music here. Read George's obituary here.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Services were held Jan. 13.
From Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home: Bernard J. Chupek passed away Jan. 9, 2013. Bernie was born Nov. 6, 1939 in Somerset, PA, to John and Elizabeth (Murslock) Chupek, both deceased. The family moved to the Akron area shortly after and Bernie spent his entire adult life in the area. Bernie graduated from Akron Garfield High School in 1957 and entered the Marine Corp shortly after. He married his beloved wife, Nancy Pietrangelo, on Nov. 30, 1963. Bernie spent his professional career as a State Farm agent serving the West Akron area, retiring in 2011. He greatly enjoyed restoring and showing classic cars as well as being deeply involved in owning and showing horses. He was also an avid golfer. In addition to his parents, Bernie was …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Services will be held Thursday at Catavolos Funeral Home. The funeral will be held Friday.
From Catavolos Funeral Home: Sharon A. Wiatrowski (nee Nottingham), age 37, entered into rest peacefully Dec. 30th, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Robert A. and the devoted mother of Emily Rose. Sharon was the loving daughter of Charles and the late Rosemary Nottingham, and dearest sister of Lisa (Mike) Vernon. She was aunt to Austin and Brooke Vernon. Funeral services will be held Jan. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Copley United Methodist Church, 565 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley. The family will receive friends at Catavolos Funeral home in Fairlawn Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Copley United Methodist Church.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Services will be held today at noon.
From Catavolos Funeral Home: Robert "Bud" Roach, age 83, passed away Dec. 20, 2012, as a result of complications to an injury he sustained by being dropped at Summa Akron City Hospital. He leaves behind his wife of almost 33 years Dorothy (nee Burkholder) and his sons Robert E. II, Douglas J. and Gregory A. Roach, his stepchildren; Elizabeth A. (Phillip – deceased) Dodovich, Robert L. (Peggy) Fruchey, William D. (Marie- deceased) Schellenberger and Benjamin (Michelle) Schellenberger. Bud will also be missed by his grandchildren; Gregory A. II, Shannon, Gary (Jessie), Matthew, Kevin, Lauren, Buffy-Marie and Robert D., and 10 great grandchildren and his sisters in-law Waldeine (Ronald) Brennamen and Martha (James-deceased) Burden. Bud was a…