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…
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…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Copley.
From Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home: Clair A. Herman, 94, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2012. A lifelong resident of Akron and Copley, Clair graduated from North High School and the University of Akron. During WWII, he served proudly in the U.S. Army as a Tech Sergeant and spent over two years in the South Pacific. He worked at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as a systems analyst and retired in 1983 after 33 years of service. Clair attended Guardian Angels Church, where he served for many years as a teacher for the Guardian Angels Parish School of Religion for young adults. He was a quiet, gentle man who was always able to recall and relate stories and events from his life to his family and friends. Clair is preceded in death by …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Services were held Monday.
From Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home: Richard "Dick" Fortner, 80, of Copley, passed away Nov. 8, 2012 with family by his side. He was born in Navarre to Gilbert and Elizabeth Fortner and was president of the Navarre High Class of 1950. He earned a Bachelor's of Science from Wilmington College and a master's from New Mexico University. Richard was a teacher and head football coach for 23 years at Randolph, Stow, Kenmore, and North High Schools where he turned struggling programs into championship teams. His outside interests included award-winning vegetable gardening, fruit trees, and hang gliding. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Glenn, he is survived by his wife, Lillian, of 60 years, children Neil (Linda) Fortner, Sharon (…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Services are Monday morning.
From Tributes.com: Raymond D. Meyo, 71, husband of Marie (nee Mazzeo) for 42 years passed away Nov. 8, 2012. He was the loving father of Lisa Bricker (Joshua), Joseph R. and Nicole Danielle Meyo. He was brother of Robert J. Meyo; brother-in-law of Denise Mazzeo (late Fred). Raymond was uncle of Trey (Tina), Anthony (Christine), Daniel and Joseph Mazzeo. Raymond was a cherished friend of many. Ray graduated from St. Edward High School, University of Notre Dame and Case Western Reserve School of Law. He was a member of the Engineering Council. Ray was a trustee of the following educational facilities: University of Notre Dame, University of Akron, Ameriti Old Trail School and Gilmour Academy. He received the following honors: "Executive of …