Let us take a moment to remember the following classmates who are no longer with us.   Unfortunately, we have lost too many good friends already.

As of January 2018, our list of lost classmates is 109, from our class of 779.

If you know of someone that should be on this list, please use the contact us feature to send us the information.  If you have more information or would like to add your comments, please send them to us.

Having trouble reading the print on the obituaries below?   Mouse over the obit and click, and  it will open to a larger size.
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In memory of Larry Anderson (March 5, 2004)
Larry was a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School. He was a resident of Yadkinville, North Carolina.
He is survived by his special lady, Shirley; mother, Eileen Anderson; son, Larry (Janice) Anderson; daughters, Tara (Lyn) Anderson, An drea (Keith) Rightley; brothers, Wayne (Rita) Anderson, Robert (Brenda) Anderson; sister, Brenda (Wesley) Walker; three grandchildren. He also leaves behind, Bryan (Lisa), Derek (Melissa), Chad, Lynn (Greg); and 11 grandchildren.
Larry was a soft-spoken man who had a ready smile, a help ing hand for everyone. He was an excellent carpenter and home builder. He will be greatly missed.
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In memory of David Ansley (March 24, 2003)

David Married Carla Richmond in 1977.   Unknown more of his life, but he passed away in either Wyoming or Arizona in 2003
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In Memory of Lawrence (Larry) Ray Armontrout  May 30, 2009

Larry married Joan Berrios in 1981 and was living in Santa Barbara CA at the time of his passing.  
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In memory of William (Bill) Bard  (September 27, 2008)

William Dennis "Bill" Bard WILLIAMSON CO., TENN -- Mr. William Dennis "Bill" Bard, age 59, died suddenly Saturday, September 27, 2008. Supervisor for Bridgestone-Firestone Inc. where he worked for 34 years. Loved his family, boats and had the ability to be active and involved in projects. He was a friend to all.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615 794-2289.
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In Memory of Douglas Beebe (Oct 21, 1999)
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In memory of Harold Harvey "HO" Blair (February 16, 2016)

No better way to celebrate Harold's departure than by his own words, posted on Facebook.   
Ho Blair, lived and then didn’t. It’s the in between stuff that made life the adventure. He lived all over the country and everywhere he went, he picked up new friends who cheered him along his journey. In the end, it wasn’t the number of people who were cheering; it was the enthusiasm with which they cheered that made it all worthwhile. He knew the deepest of love from his family members: Jerry Devine, his partner, brought joy and laughter for 19 years unlike anything he had known. Ho’s children, Melissa and Jason, and their spouses, Mike and Jody, blessed him with four grandchildren: Emma, Lola, Kilian and Lachlan who redefined how family love transcends all other. And, finally, Kathy Blair, the mother of my children….a confident woman who modeled how to love myself when I had not a clue. All of the above made for a full life, a happy life, a life touched by hundreds. The rest was a waste of time and energy. Love is the gift we learn and the gift we hopefully leave to others. Thank you. Oh, and I if owed you any money, oops!
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In Memory of  Ronald "Ron" Boughman (June 13, 2016)
Gaffney, SC - - Ronald Alan Boughman, 66, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, he was the husband of Jane Gibson Boughman for 18 years and was the son of the late Herbert Wayne Boughman and Goldie June Platt Boughman. He was a graduate of Kent University and retired from Catawba Nuclear Plant and previously worked at Honeywell, GE, Vogal and Oconee Nuclear Plants for over 40 years combined service. He was a member of Hope Church in Spartanburg where he participated in the nursing home and Celebrate Recovery ministries. He loved witnessing, studying the Bible, praying for others, visiting family and friends, fishing, and was formerly an avid runner and participated in numerous 5k races.
Surviving in addition to his wife are five lovely children, Laurie Boughman Sayetta and husband, Mike, of Liberty, Dawn Boughman Garrison and husband, Mario of Pelzer, Sarah Bond and husband, Randy, of Seneca, Eric Boughman and wife, Kim of Liberty, and Danny Neal of Blacksburg; a brother, James W. Boughman and wife, Cheryl, of Edmond, OK, and six grandchildren. He also lost a 7 year old grandchild (Emma Boughman) on 2/2/12 due to a tragic accident. She meant so much to us all, and he would always want her included as well.
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In memory of Dale Brantley (Sept 15, 1993)
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In memory of Nancy Brumit (Clark) July 12, 2006

Nancy Clark (nee Brumit), 56, passed away in Birmingham, Ala.  She is survived by daughter, Tracy Podraza and grandson, Jon; mother, Dorothy Seal of Las Vegas, Nev.; and sisters, Janet Porosky, Ann Marie Holt and Judy McCabe.


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In Memory of Gregg Burkley (April 21, 1980)
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In Memory of Rick Cardarelli (Feb 20, 2017)
From Rick's wife Susie:   With heavy hearts and clouded minds we regret to inform you all that Rick passed away unexpectedly yesterday. He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather. Funeral arrangements are underway and will be posted here for all to see. He loved you all and enjoyed nothing more than bringing a smile to you face.

Rick Cardarelli (66) passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 20, 2017. 
Rick was born in Akron, OH. He grew up in Cuyahoga Falls and after graduating high school there he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Orion stationed at Norfolk, VA. After completing his service in the Navy, Rick went to broadcasting school and married the love of his life, Susie. He took his first radio gig in Marion, KY. It was rough in Kentucky for an Italian boy and after a short time there he moved back to the Akron area and joined WSLR, where he worked as a radio personality and programming director for 17 years. After the death of AM radio, Rick joined Curb Records for 12 years where he worked as a record promoter helping numerous country musicians gain stardom. In the latter years of his life, Rick had succumbed to the Multiple Sclerosis that he had lived with for 36 years. Rick loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved filling their bellies with all sorts of crap they didn’t need to eat and spoiling them in any way he possibly could. He loved all things Italian; pasta, wine, music, and cannolis…forget about it. Oh, and there were the Yankees. Rick loved the Yankees. He didn’t just like the Yankees, he loved loved the Yankees. Except for that overpaid, no talent, chump Alex Rodriguez. Rick’s only regret is having his obituary published before Alex Rodriguez’s.
He was preceded in death by his father, James; mother, Cecilia; grandson, Dominic; and many aunts and uncles who made a holiday get together look like an Olive Garden commercial. He leaves on this Earth his wife, Susan (Todhunter); daughter, Theresa (Thomas) Gelonese; son, Rick (Cheryl); grandchildren, Tommy, Nicholas, Natalie, Andrew, and Nathan; brother, Jimmy; uncle, Dick; and many nieces and nephews and way too many cousins to count.
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In Memory of Daniel Capitos (Nov 29, 1991)
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In memory of Ron Capretta (Dec 17, 2005)

From: Tim McKinnon    E-mail: timmymck@yahoo.com
Comments: I wanted to add a little biography on my good friend Ron Capretta.  At the time of Ron's death he was living in Canfield Ohio with his wife Donna and two college age sons Ryan and Adam. Ron also had a daughter Amy from a prior marriage.  A great famiy he was so proud of.  He lived in Lansing, Tampa, Cincinnati and  few other short stops as he rose through the Knight Ridder newspaper chain.  We remained great friends throughout the years, traveled on golf trips and played as partners in as many events as life would allow.  I still have a putter of his I retrieved from the woods after a brief 3-putt "outburst" in 1985. Great guy and I wish he was still with us.

 
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In Memory of Paul W. Carmer (May 10, 2015)
 

Paul WCarmer, 64, of Kent, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls.

He was born December 13, 1950 in Cuyahoga Falls, to William House and Ruth Jessie (Warner) CarmerPaul was a true and caring husband, father and friend who loved his rescue dogs and was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Tami L. (Truex) Carmer, whom he married on July 21, 2000; daughter, Billie Carmer of Akron; grandsons, John Chester of Akron and Christopher McQuillen of Akron; mother, Ruth (Carmer) Lyberger of Cuyahoga Falls; brother, Rod (Joanne) Carmer of Cuyahoga Falls; sisters, Sandy (Gary) Neff of Lakewood, CO and Patti Samples of Kent; step-brothers, Dennis of Columbus, John of Cuyahoga Falls and Mark Lyberger of North Canton. He was preceded in death by his father, William House Carmer; and step-father, Rollo Lyberger.

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In memory of  Ted Chapin (June 6, 2015)

Ted William Chapin, 64, of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away on June 6, 2015. He was born in Akron on February 19, 1951. Ted was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Lee Chapin and brother, Lee R. Chapin. 
He will be deeply missed by his father, Ray (Carol) Chapin; brother, Mark Chapin; aunt, Marion Chadbourne; niece, Melissa (Joshua) Bartnicki and their children: Elias and an incoming daughter; nephew, Christopher (Christina) Chapin and their children: Austin, Ava, and Angelina. 
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ted's life will be held on a later date. For information, please contact chirp1000@roadrunner.com.
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In memory of Craig Coffield (June 19, 2013)
From Craig's own posting in 2007, just before our 40th reunion:

Hi everyone!  I too can't believe it's been 40 years.
Won't be able to attend this one, but will catch up with all of you on our 50th.   Was glad to see some of you at all three previous reunions.  Sounds like this one is going to be well attended.
After 28 years in the Navy, going around the world twice, talking with everyone once, I retired in '96'.
Did the Vietnam thing as a Hospital Corpsman with the Marine Corps (SEMPER FI).  Retuned and became the asssignment officer for the all the Corpsman in the US at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington.  Went to school at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and trained as a Transplantation and Tissue Banking Technician.  After graduation went to the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego to establish their Acute Hemodialysis Center.  While there attended National University, majoring in Health Care Administration and Mgmt. Info. Systems.  Received a commission in 1979.  On to Millington, Tn. as the material mgmt. officer and Associate Dir. of Admin. Svcs.
Did a stint in New Orleans as a Medical Recruiter and Officer Programs Officer.  Then back to Millingtion for Naval Reserve Prog. Mgmt. for a 5 state region.  Heck, this is boring me!!
Oh well, my dime.  Off the Camp Pendletion as the Operations Officer at the Navy Fleet Hospital Training Command.  While there the first Gulf war started and I was the Officer-in-Charge of building a Fleet Hospital (500 Bed. full service facility) in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.  Back to Pendleton for 6 months and back to the Persian(Arabian) Gulf  as the Medical Plans, Intelligence and Operations Officer for Navy Central Command.  On my return to the States was sent to New Orleans as the Medical Program manager for the Naval Surface Reserve Hdqtrs.
Finally, retired and moved to Florida in '96.
I have two boys, both firefighters in Memphis, Tn.  from my first marriage.  
Remarried in '93' after a 10 year courtship.  
Life is good here.  
Wish everyone the best of everything life has to offer.  So interesting to read about all of your varied accomplishments.  Have a great reunion, send me some pics!!  Peace and Happiness to all.   Craig 
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In Memory of William Michael Corcoran (April 29, 2007)

Bill was pre deceased by his father, James; sister, Trish; and Aunt Fran. He is survived by his mother, Clara Corcoran; sister, Marlene Marlow (Mike); brothers, Pat (Judy), Tom, Terry (Pam), Dan, Jim (Nancy), and Larry, (Peggy); also many nieces, nephews and friends

Bill grew up in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio. After graduation he entered the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He lived in Orlando from 1982 and worked at Park Plaza Garden and then Rio Pinar Country Club. A man who would do anything for anyone and loved all. His family will miss his generosity and unconditional love. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 4287.

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In memory of Rosalie Costilow (September 7, 2009)

Rosalie Costilow Kleckner passed away September 7, 2009.  Mrs. Kleckner was born in Akron and had resided in Cuyahoga Falls her entire life, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1968. She had worked as a supervisor for Bedell-Kraus and previously as a pre-school teacher for Elaine’s Early Learning Center.
Preceded in death by her husband, Robert A Sr., she is survived by her sons, Richard and Robert A. Jr., both of Cuyahoga Falls; granddaughter, Ashley Kleckner; parents, Richard and Lucille Costilow of Cuyahoga Falls; brothers, Dick Costilow of Cuyahoga Falls and Carmine (Becky) Costilow of Stow and several nieces and nephews.
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In memory of Glada Mae Cottrell Gove  (February 2, 2008)
From Susan Pryor Moore:
Mae was one of my forever friends; we shared a bond since 7th grade that withstood all the storms that come with friendship. To know Mae was to love her. She had a work ethic that was so strong; at the time of her death she was working three jobs and studying for her R.N. She raised two wonderful kids, and left three terrific grandchildren. She had so many interests - a love for Indian and wolf artifacts, quilting and motorcycles, to name a few. She died doing something she loved - riding her motorcycle while on a joy ride in Zephyrhills, FL, where she moved in 2001. You can leave a note to Shanon and David, the loves of her life, by going to her guest book at www.ohio.com and typing her name in the obituary search. Attending this reunion without her is going to be so bittersweet; we came to our ten and twenty year reunions together and had a blast each time.
No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.
    
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In Memory of Sandi Coy (February 7, 2016)
Sandi Coy (Mullican) lost her battle with cancer on Feb. 7, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband Paul, and is survived by 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and her twin sister, Sue. Sandi graduated from BGSU in 1972. She taught school for a few years, then was the Director of the Downriver Abilities Program in Southgate, MI for 20 years. She resided in Allen Park, MI. 
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In Memory of David Cummings (November 8, 2012) 
The Rev. David C. Cummings, 61, recently of Newbern, Indiana passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012.
David pastored at United Methodist Churches in Indiana and North Carolina from 1984 until 2008, when he retired. Churches served in Indiana were Trafalgar, Waldron, Newbern, Connersville, Indianapolis and Evansville.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Betty Jo and Earl J. Cummings; and his sister, Debbie, formerly of Ellwood City, Pa.
David is survived by his beloved daughter, Krysta Jo Cummings of Decatur Ga.; his sister, Susan Cummings of Albuquerque, N.M.; and his brother, T. Earl Cummings of Gulf Breeze, Fla.. His niece, Debi Cummings, various cousins and friends all mourn his passing.
From his entry to our class website:
Life continues to happen, doesn't it? The Fall of 2009 finds me single again; retired, living in a little slice of heaven called Holden Beach, NC. Not much to do but fish, walk the beach, ride the VTX 1300 cycle, and play golf. My daughter, Krysta Jo, just graduated from Indiana University. Do y'all remember when we had the mystery and excitement of that much of our lives ahead of us, as Krysta does now? My health is good and I'm blessed. I'm drinking out of my saucer because my cup has overflowed. Be well.
   
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In Memory of Sharon Cook Kijanko (October 10, 1973)
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In Memory of Michael Czarkowski (March 23, 2001)
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In memory of  Debbie Duke Roach  (February 16, 2009)

MUNROE FALLS -- Deborah L. Roach, 58, passed away February 16, 2009.

Debi was born in Akron, graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1968 and had resided in Munroe Falls for 30 years. She worked as traffic manager for Bridgestone-Firestone for over 40 years. She was a devoted wife and mother.

Preceded in death by her parents, Junior and Betty Duke and Debi is survived by her husband of 38 years, William; sons, William (fiancée Leslie Yung) of Stow and Aaron Michael of Munroe Falls; brother, Thomas Duke of Cuyahoga Falls; mother-in-law, Lena Roach of N. Carolina; brother-in-law, Ron (Paula) Roach; sister-in-law, Laura Nance; five nieces and many, many friends, including Marty and Debbie Harrington and family.

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In Memory of Douglas J. Egger (October 18,1999)
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In memory of Larry Ferrell (Sept 17, 1991)

Larry Mark Ferrell, 41, died suddenly Sept. 13.Mr. Ferrell was born in Akron and resided in Cuyahoga Falls most of his life. He graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1972 and was a claims representative for Agency Rent-a-Car. He is survived by wife, Denise; son, Jonathan; parents, Gerald and Mary of Cuyahoga Falls; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Connie of Uniontown.
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In Memory of Charles Gleason (January 20, 2010):

Charles Michael "Chuck" Gleason, 59, Sturgis, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at his residence.Closed casket visitation will be from noon to 5p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. A rosary service will begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis with the Rev. Arnold Kari officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with military honors by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.Chuck was born Jan. 26, 1950, at Akron, Ohio to Arthur and Patricia (Allen) Gleason. He grew up in Akron where he graduated from high school. Chuck joined the sheriff's department and coached middle school football before joining the U.S. Army in 1971. He was a military policeman stationed at Fort Polk, La., when he met Ann Marie Johnson. The couple was married Jan. 19, 1972, at Fort Polk.Chuck was honorably discharged in 1973, and started working for the Louisiana State Troopers. The family lived in Leesville and New Orleans, La. Chuck retired from the troopers as a sergeant after 23 years as a trooper. The family moved to Sturgis, where Chuck worked for the Nemo Job Corps for a year. He was the chief of police in Deadwood and retired in the early 1990s.Chuck returned to education and earned a degree in computer science. He volunteered his time and skills at Fort Meade and for St. Francis of Assisi Church. Chuck also donated his time to the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard and the Sturgis Vet's Club.Chuck was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Louisiana State Troopers Association and the Masonic Lodge.Survivors include his sons, Michael (Tammie McKenzie) Gleason, Sturgis, and James Gleason, Sturgis; one brother, Archie (Annie) Gleason, Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Kathy Schilling, Falmouth, Mass.; two grandchildren, Kadence Gleason and Devan McKenzie; mother- and father-in-law, Boyd and Fran Johnson, Sturgis; loyal companion, Skeeter; and many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ann.
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In memory of Cynthia Gordon (Schreiber) September 6, 2008

Cindy Schreiber, 58, passed away on Sept. 6, 2008 in Denver, Colorado surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Cindy was born in Akron, Ohio and graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School. Her life took her to Colorado where her love of the mountains gave her an inner peace and where she truly belonged. Cindy and her late husband Dick loved to travel extensively visiting special places and family in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Cindy loved to sew and create new designs as seen in her house they were building, relatives' homes and her church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick in 2006. She is survived by her mother, Donna Gordon (Jim Sues) of Ohio; father, Jack (Leni) Gordon of Colorado; daughter, Brandi (Kevin) Barr of Colorado, Chris (Jessie) Bobbs of Colorado; sisters, Kae (Jim) Schroeder of Colorado, Robin (Mike) Schwerdtfeger of Florida, Michele (Mike) Barley of Ohio; and brother, Jeff Gordon of Colorado. She also leaves behind, sisters, Leslie (Roy) Engle and Heather (Charles) Corcoran of Ohio, Faith and Seth Gordon of Colorado, and extended family, Lauri (Benny) Rice and Angela (Mike) Schreiber of Colorado; nine grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. We will all miss her and her love for life that she continually pursued.

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In memory of Carletta Gower (March 21, 1990)
Carletta Gower passed away in 1990 at the age of 39.  She died of lung cancer.  She was married to Eugene Thompson (my older brother, (CFHS class of 1966) for a couple of years, divorced and remarried Bill Smith.  Eugene and Carletta had a son named Ken and later a grandson named Dillon.  Carletta and Bill had two children before she died.  Info furnished by Larry Thompson (class of "68)
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In Memory of Richard Graham (July 1977)
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In Memory of Mike Gregory (January 13, 1998)
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 In memory of Gary Grimes (December 13, 2010)

Gary Grimes, who for nearly 25 years performed as ''Paul McCartney'' in the very popular band 1964: The Tribute, died of a brain tumor Monday at a local hospice. 

On the Facebook page of 1964: The Tribute, Maria Pinsent Work, wife of Tom Work, posted a final quote from Mr. Grimes to his fans in response to the many well-wishes and prayers he had received.

''Let them know I believe their prayers haven't been in vain,'' he told Work. ''Always peace.''   Gary is survived by his wife, Suzy, and children Michael and Michelle.

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In memory of Marcy Grosswiller (July 25, 2009)
Born in Akron, she was a resident of Cuyahoga Falls her entire life. She graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1968, received her Bachelors Degree in Education from Kent State in 1974 and her Masters in Theater from Kent State in 1986. She was a writer/director and had taught in Cuyahoga Falls Schools in Learning Disabilities and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls. She was founder of ANTIC, Inc. and was a member of ASTR, USITT, the Akron Manuscript Club, Falls Writers Group and the USS LAGRANGE Star Trek Club.

Marcie wrote us in her registration:   The 10th runion was too soon
The 2oth reunion I was busy.
By 30th, I decided to come, two months too late.
I'll be on the fence for 40th probably until Christmas. 
Anyone recalling, I always lived an edited life.  Don't feel left out, I 've used each reuinon for writing short stories, plays and two novels. I remember; I just enhance.  Good lives to all.

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In memory of Dave Habyan (April 4, 2007)
Comments: Received your e-mail about your upcoming reunion.  Just a note to let you know that Dave Habyan passed away April 4, 2007.  Dave and I were childhood (Bolich)sweethearts, dated after our divorces, then I moved to FL and Dave stayed in Ohio.  We were always in contact with each other over the 40+ years.  We finally were married Dec 10 2005 and living in FL.  Dave was diagnosed with dementia Jun 05 and later with diabeties.  He was still functioning very well.  We traveled and lived each day to the max.  He died in his sleep so peacefully.  He mowed the lawn that day, we went out to eat - no complaints - nothing different from any other day.  Went to bed that night and in the morning he was gone.  He just went to sleep, never moved never made a sound.  We reminisced about our HS days a lot.  Our time together was blessed.
Enjoy your reunion - live each day to the max - Dave did.
Thanks
Tammy (Osborne 67) Habyan
fltkosborn@hotmail.com
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In Memmory of Virgil Everett Hampton (2017)

Virgil Everett Hampton, 67, passed away on July 17, 2017, at Bayonet Point Medical Center in Hudson, Fla.
Virgil proudly served in the Vietnam War and the Gulf War and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and the Gold Star Medal. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a chief petty officer.  Virgil, "thank you for your service." God bless America, Home of the Free because of the brave!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Joan Hampton. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, James and Lisa Hampton of Englewood; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Bruce Maxwell of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Rebecca and Paul Young of Athens; the love of his life, Elieen; and his best friend, Dean, of Hudson, Fla

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In memory of Joan Billie Harvey Vest (May 17, 1994)
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In Memory of  William "Bill" Holdren (February 21,2012)

Born on October 20, 1950, Bill spent his working years in the family business, Holdren's Market, not realizing that his back and leg issues were symptoms of the MS that would ultimately rule his later life.

A 1968 CFHS grad, Bill married young and raised a family of three. Bill shared his love of football coaching Pee Wee football in Green, was an avid sportsman, loved his Harley and his '60's music.

Bill couldn't always make it easy to love or befriend him, but those who persevered and accepted him for who he was, found themselves rewarded with a loyal, deeply caring, devoted friend and loving soul. He remarkably, and with exceptional courage, accepted the challenges life and MS dealt him.

 Bill spent the last decade of life and love with his high school sweetheart, Wendy, and her girls and grandchildren, who became his extended family.
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In Memory of James (Jim) Peter Hinson (March 21, 2015)
 
James Peter Hinson "Jim", born in Akron on May 10, 1949, passed away March 21, 2015 after a long battle with cancer.

Jim attended Akron University and went on to be a nurse after spending some time in the Navy.   Jim leaves behind, his mother, Faye Hinson and two sisters, Nancy Hinson and Georgiann Anderson.
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In Memory of David Howard (August 22, 1975)
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In Memory of  Kathy Hughes Evans (March 8, 2014)
Kathy passed away peacefully on March 8, 2014 surrounded by her family and dearest friends in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Born September 23, 1950 in Greenville, Pa. She attended Cuyahoga Falls High and graduated from N. Canton Hoover High. Katherine received her undergraduate degree from Kent State Univ. and her MBA from the Univ. of Akron.

After a successful career in marketing with Evenflo and Gerber baby products, she moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. in 1999 to join Top Flight Inc. as VP of Marketing. Kathy enjoyed reading in her screened porch overlooking the Tennessee mountains, being with her family and traveling abroad with her closest friends.

Katherine Evans' father, Edward J. Hughes Sr., preceded her in death as did her brother, Edward J. Hughes Jr., sister, Cindy (Hughes) Davidson and niece, Megan Hughes. She is survived by her mother, Marion L. Hughes (Reagle); sister, Debbie (Jim) Emanuele; brothers, Fred and John Hughes; her son, Roger (Cherie) Evans; grandchildren, Brooke and Branden Evans; nieces, Melanie Viera, Amity Putterbaugh, Anne Wright, Lee Bragg, Heather Hughes and Alaina Hughes; nephews, John Hughes and Tyler Hughes; and several great-nieces and nephews. 
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In memory of Gerald "Jerry" Jensen (April 13, 2016)
He was the First Born of George and Grace Jensen in Menomonie, Wisconsin on February 27, 1949. He graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1968 and attended the University of Akron studying and working in Food Service Management. After working in that Field for many years he founded and operated Parkside Travel, first in Akron and then in Stow. He began traveling the world with family and friends in order to serve his customers with firsthand knowledge of the business. He was a lifelong Member of the First United Methodist Church of Akron where he coordinated their Free Lunch Program feeding Akron's Homeless for over Fifteen Years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Stow since 1993 where he worked on the Stow Fourth of July Parade marshalling the units and ran their Pancake Breakfast for Aviation Heritage Day for many years including 2015. He held several Kiwanis Offices including Club President. Jerry will always be remembered for his service to others. He was preceded in death by his Father, George Albert and is survived by his mother, Grace Ellen (Smith); Brothers, Gary (Nancy), George (Susan) and Grant; partner, Richard Seeger and Four Nephews and Two Nieces as well as Five Great Nephews and Three Great Nieces.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service has been planned and will be announced at a later time. To send condolences or sign the guest book visit www.cliffordshoemaker.com

The following was originally posted in our Then and Now Section by Jerry:

I have lived in the Akron area since high school. I attended The University of Akron studing Food Service Management. I also worked at the university in the food service dept, so I stopped going to school and started working full time. In 1985 I started my travel and cruise agency and have been cruising ever since (been on over 250 cruises). In 2003 I lost my kidney's and in June 2004 my brother Gary gave me one of his and now I am living again. I am also very active in Kiwanis and my Church.
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In memory of Donna Jensen (October, 2011)

Donna Lee Jensen was born on October 2, 1950, in Akron, Ohio. Originally married in 1970, then divorced.  She married Jack Lundburg Gimbel on June 30, 1982, in Clark County, Nevada. Married for 29 years, she died in 2011 in Arizona, at the age of 61.
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In Memory of Kathy Jobe (Steffy) December 24, 2013

Kathryn "Kati Lou" Louise Steffy, was born August 22, 1949. She entered Heaven's gates on December 24, 2013.

She attended Cuyahoga Falls High School and received her BA from Miami University. 
Kati Lou, when healthy, enjoyed walking and hiking. She was an avid movie watcher but most important was her love of her family.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents Morris and Maxine Jobe; her loving sister, Barbara Jobe. They are now all reunited in heaven.  
Kathryn is survived by her two sons: Trent Steffy of Akron and Shannon (Mary) Steffy of Wadsworth; two grandchildren, Hannah and Evan Steffy of Wadsworth.
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In Memory of Rev William Jordan (Oct 28, 1993)
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In Memory of Pamela Virginia Joy (February 5, 2016)

Mrs. Pamela Virginia Joy, age 65 of Murphy, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at Murphy Medical Center. Mrs. Joy was born July 24, 1950 in Massachusetts, she was preceded in death by her parents. She lived in Raymond, NH before moving to Murphy, NC. 

Pamela will be best remembered as a lover of animal. She also enjoyed hiking and snow skiing with family and friends.  She is survived by her husband, George F Sedlacek of Murphy, NC and sister Phyllis Naples.
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In Memory of John Kackstetter (August 6, 1982)
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In memory of Paul Kibler (Dec 24, 2004)

SEPT. 19, 1950 - DEC. 24, 2004
Sadly on the eve of our Lord's birth, we have lost our dear friend, Pastor Paul. As we shed our tears and grieve we must remember that Heaven rejoices - another soul is Home. Our Lord Jesus has welcomed him this day with- "well done thou good and faithful servant." Now we must remember all the things Pastor has done for the church as God's humble, loving servant. In our human weakness we struggle not to question God- why, Lord, why. We pray that God will hold his family, members, and friends close during the days ahead. We will miss him as we journey along in this life, as we too head home. What a wonderful reunion we will have one day with Pastor and all our loved ones and friends. What a Glorious Day that will be!
Helen Klein AustinDecember 24, 2004
Lovingly rememberedby family, church family
and friends


From Ted Salsburg:
He was a Lutheran minister in North Carolina, and died on Christmas Eve about five years ago.  I went down to N.C. for his funeral. His wife still lives in Apex, N.C. and Paul had two kids, a boy and a girl.
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In Memory of Carl Henry "Butch" King (July 24, 1979)  From his sister:   Carl passed away from cancer. He was living in Lawrenceville, Georgia.   Carl was a veteran, having served in the Navy.
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In memory of Janet King Medkeff (October 8, 1983)
 
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In Memory of Mary Ann (King) Stevic (July 10, 2006)
KENT -Mary Ann Stevic (nee King), 56, died unexpectedly July 10, 2006. Mrs Stevic was born in Akron and had resided in Kent the past 28 years, moving there from Cuyahoga Falls. She was a 1968 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School and a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Cuyahoga Falls. She was a loving wife and mother and took very good care of her family.
Preceded in death by her father, Bud Moon, she is survived by her husband of 37 years, Keith; son, Keith Jr. of Cuyahoga Falls; grandson, Kyle; mother, Shirley Moon; sisters, Michelle (Will) Leas and Deborah Trego, all of Cuyahoga Falls and many nieces and nephews.
 Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Church 2819 Hudson Dr. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.
 
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In Memory of Mike Lakatos (March 4, 2011)
Mike married Nancy Jo Barnes of Akron in 1972.  Mike passed away in Hampton, Florida
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In memory of Lyn Lanzendorfer Tracy (January 20, 2000)

Lyn married Frank Tracy in 1971.   She was in Arizona at the time of her death.  There is an obituary available at the Logan County Library in Belfontaine, OH if anyone happens to go through there (northwest of Columbus, OH).


 
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In Memory of Jack Pete Leaver (May 2, 2007)
Was in Colorado at the time of his passing, had been living in Los Angeles.
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In Memory of David Brice Leslie (February 21, 2016)

David lived in South Carolina for many years, then returned to the Akron area.   
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In Memory of Kristine Lutz (October 7, 2013)
On Monday, October 7th, a cloudy dawn broke on the final day in the well lived life of Kristina Sue Dervin (Lutz) of North Canton, Ohio. Exhausted from a fight bravely fought with an insidious cancer, she slipped the bonds of this world that morning, and free of her suffering, ascended into the warm embrace of merciful angels. A tragic loss for us, to be sure, but heaven is now blessed with an extraordinary and radiant soul.

Born in 1950 to Robert and Anne Lutz of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Kris was the first of three children, and the only girl. She grew into a fine young woman with a gentle disposition, a knack for making friends, and a talent for academic pursuits.

On July 17, 1976, Kris married Albert Dervin; the man with whom she would share 37 years…the rest of her life. Over the next several years, Al and Kris produced three baby girls…and successfully raised them into three beautiful, principled and intelligent, young women. During the girl's journey through elementary, junior high and high school, Kris' life was a whirlwind attendance at girl scouts, cheerleading, band, softball, volleyball and all manner of extracurricular activities. She was a fiercely proud mother and a doting "Grammy." Always an avid reader, she had a particular fondness for the writings of Nicholas Sparks.

Eventually of course, the girls grew up, and following the inevitable empty nest, Kris was on the hunt for a personal calling…a passion that resonated with her and provided an opportunity to make a difference. It was through her friend Gabie that Kris discovered the Blue Star Mothers. A group of dedicated, purposeful women who offer emotional support and assistance to veterans and families of veterans who, of course, deserve nothing but the best we have to offer. Kris was smitten and enjoyed serving alongside her dear friend Connie. It was this calling that completed her. In the days that the cancer prevented her from attending meetings, she could not even verbalize the words "Blue Star Mothers" without being overcome with the emotional intensity of her love for this organization and its members. Kris eventually became The Department of Ohio President and was a former Chapter President of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
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In Memory of Nancy Ann Lynch Pendleton (September 13, 2011)

Nancy A. Pendleton Nancy A. Pendleton, 62, passed away on September 13, 2011. The daughter of Robert and Margaret Lynch, she was born on March 18, 1949 in Akron, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert; son, Eddy Woodson; daughter, Debby (Ed) Lee; grandchildren, Trista, Kayce; brother, Robert Lynch; sister, Sandra Hollihan, both from Florida. Cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering will be on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 2109 Liberty Rd., Stow, Ohio.
 
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In Memory of Jim Kirby (April 12, 1984)
Jim was living in Los Angeles, CA at the time of his passing.
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In memory of Carolyn Magner Hoffman (August, 2015)

Posted on FB:
We lost our beloved mom a month ago. It's still hard to accept that she's gone. Today would have been her 65th birthday. We celebrate her life today, and everyday. She was generous, strong and amazingly talented. She brought energy and laughter to every room she entered. My sisters and I were lucky to call her our mother. A memorial service is planned for October 18, 2015 in the Lagoon Room at the Foster City Recreation Center. - Molly, Lauren, and Ali
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In Memory of Janet Malinowski  (February 18, 1998)
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In Memory of Sandra Kay Markulis (Morgan), 2014

Sandy was a local resident, and from her father in law, she passed away after a long illness.   
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In memory of Dave Maurer (January 24, 2007)
An Akron area resident his entire life, David passed away while living in Kent.  
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In Memory of Thomas Arthur McCallops (October 8, 1995)

McCALLOPS Thomas Arthur, 47, of Seminole, Florida, was taken from our lives along with his wife, Pat, (October 8, 1995). Tom's life began In Akron, Ohio. He spent most of it in Cincinnati and moved to Florida in 1986. Survivors Include his mother, Mary Brock of Olds-mar, Florida; four step-children, Lorl Houston, Sherl Satterwhite and Steven Stiles, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and David Stiles, U.S. Army, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; seven step-grandchildren, Nicole, Zachary, Clara, Stevie, Nicholas, Amber and Erin; and a brother, John McCall of Dallas, Texas. Tom was always willing to help a friend and lend a hand. His outgoing personality and intelligent demeanor was enjoyed by everyone. He will truly be missed by all.

Tom and his wife were victims of a crime.  If you want to read more, click on this link.
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In memory of Frederick P. Miles (April 22, 2016)

Fred grew up in Cuyahoga Falls and later resided in North Hill Akron.  Fred was preceded in death by his parents, John and Velma Miles. He also mourned the loss of his sister, JoAnn; two brothers-in-law, and three nephews.

Fred is survived by his wife of 34 years, Diana; also mourning his loss are sons, Fred Jr. (Dani), Butch (Karen), Clinton (Jodie), Steven (Brittany), Brandon (Ashley); and daughter, Brittany. Fred loved each of his nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also grieving are Fred's three sisters and one brother.

Fred was honorably discharged from the USAF in 1974 where he was a jet engine mechanic. Fred left regular employment at 62, but never really retired. He enjoyed helping family, friends, and neighbors.

Fred enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, grilling, and turning wrenches. 
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In memory of Jon Miller (December 27, 2013)
Jon Richard Miller, age 63, died Dec. 27, 2013 due to complications from cancer in Las. Vegas, Nevada where he had lived for a number of years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard (Jiggs) Miller; and is survived by his sons, Jon (Kimberly) of Akron, Jamie of Canton; mother, Betty of Richfield; and sisters, Linda (Lee) Stubberfield of Severna Park, Md., Susan Schwabe Martyn (Flunoy) of Akron and Nancy Miller of Cuyahoga Falls; aunt, Dorothy Lyman of Barberton; nieces, Liesl Schwabe of New York, City, Stacey DuVall of Baltimore, Md.; Lyman, Heaton, and Jameson families.

He was a 1968 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School and attended the University of Akron. He played rock guitar in bands from New York to Los Angeles.
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In memory of Mark Miller (July 15, 2005)

Mark worked for Local 219 for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his father, James Miller, and his brother, David (Jann) Miller. Mark is survived by his wife of 33 years, Suzan; his mother, Norma Miller; his four children, Amy, Andrew, Kathleen, and Rebecca; three brothers, James (Trina), Thomas (Patty), Gary (Peggy); and sister, Karin (George) Pateras
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In memory of Ed Milne (March 21, 1996)
A Cuyahoga Falls resident all his life.
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In memory of John Mitchen Jr (Sept 15, 2008) 

John Francis Mitchen "Rags" passed away September 15, 2008.

He was a resident of Florida for many years before returning to Akron in 2007. John was born April 28, 1949 and was preceded in death by his mother, Annastasia and father, John Sr.

He is survived by his children, James R.M. Bubenchik; daughters, Shonnia Whitney and Regina Marie Baer. Also surviving are sister, Barbara (Ronnie) Bradley; brothers, Richard (Linda) Mitchen and Raymond Mitchen; special girl friend and beloved aunt, Katherine Dostie "Aunt Dolly"; first cousins, Tom, David, Nick and Arlene; and longtime other ugly brother and friend, James T. Baglia "Bags".

John was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, loved the nightlight and never knew a stranger. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

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In memory of Gary Moats (December 29, 2009)
Gary was born in Akron and had resided in Cuyahoga Falls his entire life. He had worked as a rating clerk for Roadway Freight (Yellow Freight) and loved gardening, hiking, nature and traveling.

Preceded in death by his brother, Terry and father, Carroll, he is survived by his mother and father, Inez and Andrew Dudek; brother, Larry Dudek; companion, Shane Lowrey; sister-in-law, Daphne Moats; and nieces and nephews, Katie and Andrew Dudek, Shannon and Shawn Moats and Jason and Danielle Moats.
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In memory of Michael (Mike) Mooney, (September 21, 2010)

Mike was born in Cuyahoga Falls and lived his entire life in the Akron area except for his time of service in the U.S. Navy. He was a master electrician and took great pride in his trade. He would often point out the electric substations he had helped build and maintain. You never had to look hard to find an electric outlet in his house.

Mike is survived by his loving wife, Catherine (Baughman); sisters, Kathy (Don) Sidaway and Mary (Steve) Wagner; daughters, Heather Gallagher (Jamie Dixon) and Kim (Paul) Altemus; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous with over 14 years of sobriety and will be dearly missed by many people in his AA ``family'.

Mike went to Crawford Grade School, and the football photo was from 6th grade.  Ron Simon (pictured), our art teacher, was our coach
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In memory of Anne Morris, Mrs Jerry Moles (December 29, 2005)

CUYAHOGA FALLS -Georgeann Moles, 55, passed away at her residence December 29, 2005. Mrs. Moles was born in Akron and had resided in Cuyahoga Falls her entire life, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1968. She had worked as an account manager for Comp. Management, Inc. for 8 years and had previously worked for Roadway and ECMCA for 20 years. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many.
Preceded in death by her parents, Langley and Sarah Morris and mother-in-law, Patricia L. Moles she is survived by her husband of 35 years, Jerry; sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Jen and Tim and Connie, all of Cuyahoga Falls; grandsons, Shae and Tyler; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Kevin Bluhm of Akron; brother and sister-in-law, Clayton and Mary Jane Morris of Tallmadge; father-in-law, Gerald Moles of Cuyahoga Falls; many nieces and nephews and special cousin, Carolyn Dyer.
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In Memory of Kathryn Elaine Murray Smerk (July 30, 2016)
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In memory of Steve Neal (April 30, 2009)

Steven D. Neal, 58, of Cuyahoga Falls went on his road trip with the Lord on April 30, 2009.  Born November, 16, 1950 to Harold and Alta Neal, Steve was a devoted husband, father, step-father and grandfather. He left a legacy of stories, laughter and wisdom. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Steve graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1968. He served in the Ohio National Guard from 1969-1975. He retired from Dominion East Ohio Gas after 37 ½; years of service. Since retiring he rode his Harley, talked to his buddies in the coffee shops and enjoyed sitting on the front porch. He has been seen in Sturgis, Myrtle Beach, Daytona and out cruising with the boys.

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In memory of Kerry Nitzsche (February 4, 2009)
Richard "Kerry" Nitzsche, 58, was welcomed to God’s home by his father Robert L. on February 4, 2009, suddenly. Survived by his mother Irene L. and her good friend Tom; 4 children, Kevin (Nicole), Matt (Laura), Tara (Paul) and Destiny; 7 grandchildren, Sarah, Madison, Charles, Michaela, Derek, John, and Maureen; brother Robert L. (Helen); sister Barbara J. (Bob) Shaheen.
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In Memory of Linda Post (June 10, 1995)
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In memory of Fred Potter (December 26, 2008)
Fred joined us at the 40th reunion.  

Retired from United States Department of The Interior,National Park Service. Currently living in Florida for 6months a year and Canada for 3 months as a bass fishing guide and fishing the senior pro-bass tournaments across the United States. Also love to Salmon fish in Alaska, Michigan and New York, Walleye fish in Ohio, Trout fish in Oregon and fishing in Mexico. What a way to spend your life and retirement. Retired in 98 at 48. Have worked in or visited every National Park in the country and had the honor to work in the White House for president Reagan. Only wish I could have found a woman that would have enjoyed that lifestyle. Still am. Will spend the rest of my life on lake ,ocean, river or stream. Still have a Falls residence in the area you all remember as Northampton before it was annexed. I will be in a fishing derby in New York the first week of October but trying to find a way to attend the reunion to see old friends. Who knows when we will ever have the opportunity again?


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In Memory of Louis Alan (Lou) Prete (June 19, 2014)

Mr. Louis Alan Prete, 63, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home. 
He was born Oct. 19, 1950, in Morgantown, W.V., the son of the late Louis Prete and Betty-Jeane Mohl Prete and was the husband of Kathryn Nugent Prete. 
Mr. Prete was a graduate of Virginia Tech, retired from Continental Tire and was an avid Virginia Tech football fan.
Mr. Prete is survived by his wife, Kathryn Prete; three sons, Louis Alan Prete Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Lancaster, Salvatore "Sam" Prete and his wife, Susan, of Lancaster and Antonio "Tony" Prete of Charleston; a daughter, Anna-Marie Prete of Charlotte; three brothers, Phillip John Prete and his wife, Lee ,of Wilmington, N.C., Mark Christopher Prete and his wife, Jaynie, of Danville, Va., and Michael James Prete and his wife, Karey, of Austin, Texas; and six grandchildren, Katelyn, Louis, Matthew, Emily, Sarah and Taylor Prete.
Mr. Prete was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Louise Prete.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org; or National Down Syndrome Society, www.ndss.org. 
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com. 

Lou wrote this to us in our "Then and Now" when he found our website:

My family moved to Virginia just prior to the start of our junior year.  Of course I was crushed to leave you all.
I finished hs at George Washington in Danville, Va., went to Virginia Tech where I partied too much, got into a little too much trouble, got married to the girl I had a blind date with freshman year (I didn't marry her freshman year, that didn't happen until my second junior year) and finally graduated on the 5 year plan.
Still married to the girl, (I call her Kathy because that's her name.)  We'll have been married 39 years in September and have 4 children, sons 36, 31, 29 and a daughter 26.  (We had another daughter who would have been 33 but she had Down's Syndrome and a bad heart they couldn't fix.  She didn't survive infancy)  The 2 oldest boys have given us 2 grandsons (8 and5) and 4 grandaughters (10, 5, 2, and 4 mo.)  The younger children aren't in prodution yet.
Went to work for Goodyear in Danville and Transferred to Lawton Ok in '78.  Left Goodyear and Oklahoma in '85 for General Tire and South Carolina and that's where we are still.  After a combined 33 years in the rubber industry with Goodyear and Genteral, and a little bout with prostate cancer in 2004, I retired in 2005.
Only been back to (through) The Falls twice in the last 40 years.  Passed though last year on the way to a funeral in Ashtabula, and in '98 my oldest son got married to a girl from Hudson.  The old neighborhood still looked about the same as I remembered.
Well, that's my story.
I think about you all often, and was really pleased when I stumbled across this web site.

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In Memory of Jean Ramsey (Oct 1978)
From her sister, Ellen Taylor:

My sister was jean Ramsey. Just wanted to add to your information. She was a hairdresser and very good at it too. She had a brain tumor, and fought very hard for 2 years before it took her life. She was divorced and had no children of her own, but loved all her nieces and nephews like they were her own. She is missed everyday so much by all who loved her. My kids were born after she died but they feel like they know her from all of our stories
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In Memory of John A Reese (February 6, 2000)
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In memory of Joy J. Reese (August 17, 2003)  Passed away in Toledo, Ohio.  
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In memory of Doug Rowlands (March 11, 2005)
Douglas (Doug) William Rowlands, 54, passed away on March 11, 2005, at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va., after a long battle with cancer.   Born and raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Doug spent most of his adult life in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  The son of Harry (Bill) William Rowlands (deceased) and Ruth Ann Sims (deceased), he leaves behind his brothers, Larry Rowlands and James Rowlands, as well as his sisters, Barbara Frecka, Gail Carome, and Patricia Scott.  
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In Memory of Jill Sampson (Crater) (December 25, 1997)
Jill M. Crater (nee Sampson), passed away Christmas Day, 1997, in Garden Grove, Calif., after a courageous battle with cancer. Jill was born Jan. 29, 1950, and graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1968. Jill is survived by her husband, Thomas; daughter, Shannon; and son, Travis, all of Garden Grove, Calif. Also surviving are her mother and father, Carl and Norma Sampson of Cuyahoga Falls; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Lois Sampson of Florida (Akron Beacon Journal (OH)
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In memory of  Karen (Schmidt) McGrevey   April 27, 1999
Comments from Barbara Tresh btresh@fallshigh68.com
 
Karen was a very close friend of mine.  We became friends when I was in an automobile accident in our Junior year.  She visited me often when I was in the hospital and stuck by me from that point on, we were like sisters.  She had a kind heart, was so much fun to be with, we grew up together.  I lost someone who I could talk to about my life, she understood me.  She knew me better than myself.  I feel blessed that I was able to spend time with her and talk to her just before she passed away.  She lost her will to live.  She was my dearest friend and I miss her very much to this day, and forever.
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 In memory of Susan Reilly Booth (August 30, 2012)

Susan Gene Reilly Booth, 62, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on August 30, 2012. 
Susan was born in Akron, Ohio and resided in Cuyahoga Falls most of her life. She was a 1968 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School and worked as a registered nurse in the emergency and operating rooms at Akron General Medical Center.

Preceded in death by parents, Jessie and Eugene Reilly, she is survived by her daughters, Kristy (David) Ochsendorf of Sarasota, FL and Alison Booth of Akron; grand-daughter, Jessie Gene; sisters, Beth (Harvey) Gelfand, Janice (Steven) Celba, Kathy Reilly, Barbara Reilly and Nancy Reilly and nieces and nephews. 
Susan will be remembered for her strength, bravery, and the love she shared with family and friends. She was an amazing mother and Mimi who taught her daughters to live life to the fullest.

Visitation hour will be held at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 2 in the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, Please consider memorial donations to the Falls Cancer Club, Inc., P.O. Box 3244, Cuyahoga Falls, OH44223. Her tribute video will be viewable at cliffordshoemaker.com. Arrangements handled by Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 330-928-2147.

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In memory of Bradford D. Routson (February 15, 2010)   
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In Memory of Thomas Seuffert (Aug 21, 1992)
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In Memory of Ronald D Severt (Febuary 7, 2005)
STOW Ronald D. Severt, 54, died unexpectedly Feb. 7, 2005.  Mr. Severt was born in Akron and had resided in Stow and Cuyahoga Falls his entire life, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1968. He had worked in the mold cleaning and repair department at Quality Synthetic Rubber Co. for 10 years and had previously worked for Borden Dairy for 18 years. He loved bowling, having bowled on various leagues, and enjoyed NASCAR racing.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Stella, and is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Bonnie of Cuyahoga Falls; niece and nephew, Jessica and Michael; great-niece and great- nephew, Kennedy and Kalib. 
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In Memory of Terry L. Shover (September 24, 2017)

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Terry L. Shover, 68, passed away surrounded by his family after a short illness on September 24, 2017. 

He was a life-long Cuyahoga Falls resident. After attending Cuyahoga Falls High School Terry enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served in the Seabees. He retired from the Chrysler Stamping Plant in Twinsburg after 36 years of service. 

Preceded in death by his parents, William and Elaine; brother-in-law, Johnny Brendle and sister-in-law, Cathy Markwalder; he is survived by his wife, Janet of 45 years; children, Julie (Jeff) Coffman and Billy Shover; his beloved grandchildren, Isabelle and Olivia Coffman and Trent and Ty Shover; sister, Diane (Bill) Juhas; mother-in-law, Barbara Smith; sisters-in-law, Paula (Alan) DelSavio and Pauline Brendle; brother-in-law, John Markwalder; and many special nieces and nephews. 

We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Western Reserve ICU for the special care given to Terry and our family. God Bless you all. 
 
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In memory of Debie Shryock (December 20, 1998)

Debie J. (Brownfield) Baylor, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at her residence. Born in Akron, she was the daughter of Richard and Dorothy Shryock. She resided most of her life in Cuyahoga Falls and the past two years in Tallmadge. She was a 1968 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School and received a bachelor's degree in education from Kent State University. Mrs. Baylor had worked as a restaurant manager for Subway in Munroe Falls. Survivors include her husband, Kevin; and son, Bradley Brownfield of Tallmadge. Her parents died previously.
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In Memory of David Andrew Simmons (February 23, 2012)

David was a 1968 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School (classmates knew him as Stymie) and was a 4-year veteran of the US Navy.
Preceded in death by his parents, Hugh D. “Jake” and Margaret (Pfaff), he is survived by his brothers, Rick (Mary) and Dan (Pam); and children, David, John, Rob, Doug, Adam, Lisa and Melinda. He also leaves grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins.
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In Memory of Kathi Anne Somppi (October 27, 1973)
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In Memory of Carl Stevens (April 9, 1985)
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In Memory of Dennis M Stevens (November 26, 2017)

Denny Stevens passed away yesterday, Nov. 26. He will be so missed by family and friends. There will be no services but notes of condolence can be sent to his sister, Shelly, and she will share them with family.  shellylfrancis@gmail.com
 
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In memory of Sue Sypherd Freed (April 23, 2001)

Charla Anderson Comments:  Sadly, I need you to include another classmate. Sue Sypherd Freed...who passed April 23,2001.  Sue and I entered beauty school in 1968 and finished 1969. We worked together for a couple of years,before I switched salons. We still  remained friends through church. It was there she fell in love with Bob Freed,married and had two beautiful children. The whole family was very involved with church. As years went by Sue underwent a "normal surgery", developed a blood clot and lost her life. She was a good person and I wish more of you had gotten to know her
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In Memory of Brady Lance Tarr (August 8, 2015)

HOMOSASSA, Fla. -- Brady Lance Tarr, 66, passed away of natural causes on August 8, 2015.

Brady was born in Wheeling, West Virginia and moved to Cuyahoga Falls in 1956. He graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School, served in the U.S. Army and moved to Florida where he worked in the construction industry.

Lance was married to Donna J Pyle (class of '68) for 35 years, now remarried (Donna J. Morgan).  He had a son Jason Lance Tarr (deceased) and daughter Donna Shalene Tarr Sebboy and two grandaughters.
He is also survived by his brothers, Gary and Bonnie and Jim and Linda; sister, Sandy Ray; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
 
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In Memory of Marilyn Thomas Ryan (May 30, 1991)
 
Marilyn passed away on May 30,1991, after a courageous battle against cancer.   
She had two sons from her first marriage, Todd, and Timothy.  She married Bob Ryan and he was with her at the time of her death.  She died with her parents and Bob at her side.  

From a friend:
 
Our winter Homecoming Queen. Marilyn was a great gal. A real sweetheart. Faced with adversity in her own life, she remained positive and upbeat while selflessly using her own experiences to help others when they needed a friend. She is sorely missed.
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In Memory of Dave Thornton (December 9, 2006)
David Robert ``Doc" Thornton, D.V.M., age 56, of Erie, Michigan, died December 9, 2006 at his residence with his loving family by his side and under the care of Heartland Hospice.  Doc was born August 14, 1950 in Akron, Ohio to Arthur S. and Edna M. (Anderson) Thornton. Doc graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in 1968. He continued his education and received his B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College in 1972; however, his desire to become a veterinarian took him on to receive his D.V.M from the Ohio State University in 1976. He founded Shoreland Animal Hospital in the Point/Shoreland Community.  Doc also served as Assistant Veterinarian at the Toledo Zoo. Doc was a veterinarian for 30 years and he loved every moment of it. Doc loved nature, animals and the joy of playing golf with his ``Buddies."  Doc served his community in numerous capacities: he was a member of International Avian Research Foundation, Past President of Point Place Business Association, Past President of Toledo Veterinary Medical Association, member of the Toledo Area Humane Society Board of Directors, Recipient of the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce's Award of Excellence, Rescue veterinarian for Toledo Police Department, and he appeared weekly on the ``Ask The Vet" segment of WTOL noon news program.

Doc was preceded in death by his mother, Edna M. (Anderson) Thornton. He leaves behind, father, Arthur S. Thornton of Lambertville, Mich.; daughters, Laura (Ann Brokaw) Thornton of North Royalton, Ohio, and Mary Jo (Brian) Dickinson of Delaware, Ohio; grandchildren, Taylor and Kyle Dickinson; brother, Russell P. Thornton of Erie, Mich.; sister, Barbara T. (David C.) Young of Nashua, N.H.; uncle, William (Elsie) Thornton of Quarryville, Pa.; aunt, Connie Anderson of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; cousins, Bill Long of Tallmadge, Ohio; nephew, Ryan Thornton of Angleton, Texas; nieces, Rachel T. Young of Nashua, N.H., and Rachel Anderson of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; cousins, Doris Anderson of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Marty Granchi of Rochester, Mich., and Connie Kneil of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Doc's long time companion, Cheryl Kahler of Pemberville, Ohio; and former wives, Kate Webb of Uniontown, Ohio and Natalie Jangle of Massachusetts.

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In memory of Tom Tipton (April 15, 2017)

Thomas N. Tipton, Sr., a retired Cuyahoga Falls Detective.   Tom was born August 13, 1949 in Barberton, Ohio, was raised in Cuyahoga Falls and graduated from Falls High in 1968. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1972 and married Linda Ralston that same year. 

In 1981 Tom became a Cuyahoga Falls police officer and retired as a detective in 1992 due to heart issues that ultimately took his life on April 11th, in Denton, Texas, where he had lived for the past 15 years. Tom loved Jesus and was honored to lead two bible studies in Texas. He enjoyed golf and was an avid Cleveland sports fan.

Tom leaves behind his wife, Linda; son and daughter-in-law, Tom Jr. and Elizabeth; the pride and joy of his life were his three granddaughters, Katherine, Emily, and Caroline. 

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at the Anthony Funeral Home MCGOWAN-REID & SANTOS CHAPEL, 247 Stow Ave. (at Third St., one block north of Portage Trail in) Cuyahoga Falls. Burial with full military honors will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. If you would like to donate please make memorials in memory of Tom Tipton, Sr. to Folds of Honor, 5800 N. Patriot Dr., Owasso, OK 74055 or Watermark Community Church/youth group 7540 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75251. 
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In memory of Cynthia (Cindy) Trachsel Held (March 31, 2016)

Cynthia Lou Held, 65, died on March 31st after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.  Born to the late, Adrian and Laura Jeanne Trachsel, Cindy will always be fondly remembered for her fierce determination and work ethic, her capricious independence, and her meticulous organization and cleanliness.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Ray McDonnell; her brother, Michael Trachsel and his son Stephen; In addition, Cindy is survived by her two children, Mark Mendoza and his wife Melissa, Kathryn Dixon and her husband Chris; Cindy also had two grandchildren, whom she adored. 

After being born in Canton, Ohio Cindy was well traveled, living in northeastern and central Ohio, Michigan, and Florida, before moving to North Carolina for her final years. She made many friendships, no friendships more dear than the wonderful people of Water Garden Park, and faithfully served a variety of employers, including the State of Florida, from whom she retired in 2014.

In lieu of flowers, donations, or attending a memorial, Cindy and her surviving family members ask that you and your family members eat a meal at the restaurant of your choice. Be fully engaged in each other. Put away all of your distractions and worries and find peace and happiness in each other. Perhaps your meal will culminate with a slice of cheesecake or large ice cream cone of chocolate dipped in chocolate.
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In Memory of Thomas R Weiss (October 6, 1999)
From Carol Kleinbeck (Rogers):
On April 11, 1979,  Beacon Journal headlines screamed, “Seven People Dead in Wichita Falls.”   Tornado season - no conventional communication into or out of the area - my brother and his family lived there - my parents didn’t know if they had lost their eldest son and only grandchildren - waiting for news was soul shattering.  Mom and Dad contacted a neighborhood young man, Tom Weiss.  Tom, using his ham radio equipment and expertise, somehow contacted the Wichita Falls Red Cross and found out that my brother and his family were alive.  Tom’s kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.  He was a good, kind man.

Thomas R. Weiss was a dispatcher with the City of Norton for 28 years. He lost his battle with cancer in 1999. In memory of Tom’s dedication and excellence in public safety communications, an award was created in his honor. The Thomas R. Weiss Memorial Award is given each year to a dispatcher/telecommunicator from Summit County who has performed above and beyond the call of duty.
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In memory of Roy Wiant (July 16, 2007)
Roy served in Viet Nam shortly after high school.  He was living in Clermont, Ohio at the time of his passing.  Thank you for your service to our country, Roy.   

 
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In Memory of Martin (Marty) P. Whelan (Nov 24, 2012),
Marty Whelan, 62, of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, passed away in his sleep on Nov. 24, 2012. He leaves behind his mother, Ruby (Elmer) Kline of Florida; sons, Richard (Jennifer), Michael, Marty all of Cuyahoga Falls and Gabriel (Nicole)
 Whelan of Washington DC, where he serves our country. He also leaves behind a sister, Tina (Joe) Merola of Florida; and 6 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his father Martin E. Whelan.

Marty has spent most of his life in Cuyahoga Falls and served our community as a builder, an upholsterer for his father and part-time auctioneer. He will be greatly missed by all!

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In memory of Marcia Whetsel (Nov 23, 2008)

She retired in 2007 from the City of Akron's Licensing and Assessments Department after 31 years service. Marcia was President of the Happy Clams Society and a member of the Akron Turner Club.  Preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Dorothy Streight Whetsel, she is survived by son, David and his fiancée Michelle May; granddaughter, Anna; and many beloved relatives.

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In Memory of Clayton Donald Whitcher (April 7, 1970)
Panel 12W - Line 105
SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
198th Light Infantry Brigade
Length of service 10 months, 1 week. 
His tour began on May 31, 1969
Casualty was on Apr 7, 1970 in QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, Ground Casualty Gun, Small Arms Fire.  
Body was recovered.
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In Memory of Carol Ann White (August 4, 2004)

Carol A. (White - Chase) Wilson, 54, of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away August 6, 2004 at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital.  She was born March 27, 1950 in Grundy, Vir ginia to the late Warren N. & Lurla (Justice) White. Carol was a life-long resident of Cuyahoga Falls and a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School. She was an avid crocheter of afghans that have warmed many hearts and toes.

She is survived by and loved by her son, Mark A. (Teresa) Chase of Massillon OH; daughters, Christina Carol Chase of Cuyahoga Falls, Michele Ann (Jamie) Chase-Buckner of CuyaHoga Falls; grandchildren, Abi gayle Jayne Chase and Devin Warren Buckner; sister, Lora Nichols and family of Cisco IL; brother, Norman White of Cuya hoga Falls. - See more at: 
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In Memory of Linda C. Wilson (November 14, 2014)

A life worth fighting for, a life worth living, a life that for the rest of us, ended too soon. Nov. 14, 2014 is the date Linda Christine Lynn Wilson exited this life to join other Blessed souls in Heaven above, ending a lengthy battle against an unrelenting foe named amyloidosis. She survived a courageous battle against breast cancer, but unfortunately could not overcome this little know foe. Lynn's accomplishments included earning her BS in Anthropology at Kent State University. She worked many years for Dr. Herbert Stein at the University of Virginia, during which time she joined the VA chapter of NOW, where she became President over 5,000 members. Her tenure continued several years at UVA with the College of Medicine in Epidemiology. She went on to earn her degree that enabled her to pursue a new passion in the field of Occupational Therapy. Her passion to help others achieve their potential carried through the remainder of her career with Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as with her volunteer work with Bosom Buddies. Lynn also volunteered her talents to a plethora of other non-profit organizations. Her entire family wishes to thank the many friends and former colleagues whose visits to the hospital and hospice delivered tremendous joy and comfort in the days prior to her passing. We would also like to thank all who held her in prayer throughout this illness and ultimately, for a peaceful and graceful passing. Community Hospice of NE FL exemplified their mission statement in their care during her final days. Lynn was preceded in death by her father, Myron I. Mike Wilson, and her long-time companion John Hennig. She is survived by her Mother, Doromae Wilson, siblings: James M. (Myrna) Wilson, Patricia J. Wilson, Lea (Lee) Zimmerman, niece Kristen Zimmerman and nephew Michael Wilson.
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In Memory of Constance (Connie) Worth (September 29, 1985)
 
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In Memory of  Cindy Yanchak Carlson (December 21, 2010)

Cynthia K. Carlson, 60, passed away December 21, 2010.  Mrs. Carlson was born in Shelby, Ohio and had resided in Cuyahoga Falls most of her life.  Preceded in death by her parents, Julius Yanchak and Pauline Collecchi, she is survived by her husband, Eric; daughter and son-in-law, Julie Ann and Scott Cosner of San Diego, Calif.; and brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Toni Yanchak of Stow.
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In Memory of Charles "Chuck" Young (July 30, 2017)
Charles M. Young passed away July 30, 2017. He was born September 20, 1950 in Logansport, Indiana and grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 
Chuck was a loving husband to Sue, a devoted father to Andy and Peter (Kristen) and loving grandfather of Emma and Aiden. 
Chuck bravely served in Vietnam and worked for over 30 years fixing x-ray equipment. He retired in 2012 after working for Medi X, Barker Chemical Company, and finally Med Serve. Chuck had a generous heart, would help anyone in need, could fix anything and was always willing to lend a helping hand. 
Chuck will be remembered as a friend to all, a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and "Baldy" to some special girls. 
Cremation has taken place. At Chucks request there will be no services. Donations can be made in his name to The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Condolences may be sent to 3545 Williamson Rd., Stow, OH 44224.
 
 
 
 
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In memory of Ray Zents (Feb 8, 2003)
CANADA Ray Zents, loving hus band of Barbara; loving father of Jerry Ray and Brian Ray; beloved son of Rose and the late Bernard Zents; brother of Ron and his wife, Debbie; son-in-law of Eileen and the late Fred Naboznak; brother-in- law of David Naboznak and his wife, Patti, died at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003.  Ray will be sadly missed by his many family and friends.Should family and friends so desire, donations would be greatly appreciated, and may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation