Portage County obituaries for Dec. 22-Jan.2

Daryll Lynn Underwood

Daryll Lynn Underwood, 62, unexpectedly passed away on December 21, 2021. Daryll was born in Ravenna, Ohio to parents Okey Lee and Roberta Althea (Raymond) Underwood Sr. 

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Walter W. Smith Jr.

Walter W. Smith Jr. of Deerfield, Ohio went to his heavenly home early for Christmas on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021, after a short battle with illness holding his wife’s hand.

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Dawn R. Schnell

Dawn R. Schnell, age 56 of Ravenna, passed away December 22, 2021, at her home. She was born November 25, 1965, in Spangler, Pennsylvania, to parents John William and Donna Ruth (Moser) Sahm.

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David Allen Richards

David A. Richards, age 62 of Newton Falls Township, passed away December 23, 2021, at Mercy Health Center in Boardman. He was born April 17, 1959, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Michael and Wilma C. (Collier) Richards.

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Robert C. S. Brown

Robert C.S. “Bob” Brown, age 72 of Ravenna, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021, at his home. Bob was born February 21, 1949, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Waitman J. and Candida D. (Cancilla) Brown.

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Elaine C. Mikesina

Elaine Carol Mikesina, with her loving family by her side, passed away on December 27, 2021. Elaine was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to parents Charles and Margaret (Schaefer) Kline on September 22, 1964. 

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Sandra D. Lattimer

Sandra D. Lattimer, age 82, of Rootstown, Ohio passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021. Sandra was born September 9, 1939.

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Larry R. Wyers

Larry R. Wyers, age 60, of Ravenna, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Larry was born April 13, 1961.

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Jean A. Carpenter

Jean A. Carpenter, age 96, of Kent, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Jean was born January 21, 1925.

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Mary L. Marshall

Mary L. Marshall, 68 of Ravenna, passed away on December 30, 2021. Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 31, 1953 to parents Raymond & Norma Annrumma and had been a resident of Ravenna for over 40 plus years.

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Reynaldo J. Perez

Reynaldo J. Perez, 70, of Streetsboro went home into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Hospital.

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Helen B. Suchy

Helen B. Suchy, age 81, of Kent, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at KentRidge.

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Alice C. (Stoneking) McCorkle

Alice C. McCorkle (Stoneking), age 67, of Kent, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021 at UH Portage Medical Center due to Covid-19.

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Margaret E. (Clark) Gyulai

Margaret Elizabeth Gyulai (Clark), 79, of Brimfield, OH passed away on Monday, December 27. 2021 at Mulberry Gardens Memory Care, Munroe Falls, OH.

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Arthur J. Burton Jr.

Arthur J. Burton, Jr., age 74, of Kent, OH, died on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Akron City Hospital.

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Norma J. Derbfuss

Norma J. Derbfuss, 87, of Stow, passed away December 31, 2021. She was born on January 28, 1934.

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William Jerry Chambers

William J. “Bill” Chambers, 66 of Deerfield passed away Monday December 20, 2021 at his home.

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Jennifer E (Kittle) Grafton

Jennifer E. Grafton, 68 of Streetsboro, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at the UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna.

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Henry Walter Boardwine

Henry Walter Boardwine of Streetsboro passed away Tuesday, December 21st, surrounded by his family at the Hudson Grande in Hudson, Ohio.

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MaryAnn (Paliwoda) Torowski

MaryAnn Torowski, 84 of Streetsboro, passed away Wednesday December 22, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.

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Barbara G. (McCourt) Hanning

Barbara G. Hanning, 77 of Mantua, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021 at  UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna following a 25 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

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Michael John Robitaille

Michael John Robitaille, age 44. Sadness poured over us as Michael lost his battle with Covid. Michael was fully vaccinated, but because of a weakened immune system, he could not ultimately beat the virus.

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Joseph James Beck

Joseph James Beck, 90 of Edinburg, passed away on Friday December 24, 2021 at his home.

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Michael Keith Corpe

Michael Keith Corpe 59 of Ravenna passed away Monday, December 27, 2021. He was born April 29, 1962 in Massillon, Ohio.

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Dianna L. (Smith) Fortuna

Dianna L. Fortuna, 72, of Mantua passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021. She was born March 14, 1949 in New Kensington, PA to Gerland and Vivian (Hutchison) Smith.

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Jay Alan Grow

Jay Alan Grow, 55, of Ravenna passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at UH Portage Medical Center. He was born July 18, 1966 in Ravenna to Donald Ray and Mary Ann (Cramblett) Grow. Jay was a landscaper and did tree service.

He enjoyed the outdoors, golfing, a good food buffet and music, especially Led Zeppelin. Jay cared very deeply for his friends and family and loved animals. Survivors include his mother and stepfather Mary Ann and Martin Clark, sister Jennifer Stasko, nephew Jacob Stasko, aunt Sandy Grow,  stepsister Kelly (Joe) Styron, stepbrother Marty Clark, Jr., niece Rosie Styron, ex-wife Pam Grow, and many aunts, uncles, and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Life in the summer. Condolences and memories of Jay may be shared at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.

Donald G. Prall

Donald G. Prall, 71, of Hiram, was called home to his Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 28, 2021. He was born July 6, 1950, in Willoughby, to the late Wilbur “Buck” and Frances Prall.

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Wayne B. Christopher

Wayne B. Christopher, 66 years of age, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 at UH-Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio.

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Fred R. Sittner

Fred Richard Sittner, 67 years of age, of Mantua, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 from complications of cancer.

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James T. Jakosh Sr.

James T. Jakosh, Sr., 72 years of age of Aurora, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts., Ohio.

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Anne Csorba

Anne Marie Csorba, 60 years of age of Streetsboro, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Hts., Ohio.

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Charles Cheatham

Charles M. Cheatham, 74 years of age, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at UH-Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio.

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Michael Dunkerton

Michael Dunkerton, 66 years of age of Kent, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.

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John Krukowski

John Krukowski of Mantua, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at his residence.

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Ray L. James, Jr.

Ray L. James Jr., 64, passed away December 27, 2021. Born in Akron, he lived the past 32 years in Randolph.

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