Portage County obituaries for June 6-7

Ruth Jane Varner

Ruth Jane Varner, age 75, of Goleta, California passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Ruth was born August 18, 1946.

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Brian Howard Grigsby

Brian Howard Grigsby, age 62, of Mantua, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Brian was born October 26, 1959.

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Aaron Mitchell Redd

Aaron Mitchell Redd, age 26, of Ravenna, Ohio passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Aaron was born April 5, 1996.

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Mary Catherine Trares

Mary Catherine Trares, age 80, of Suffield, OH, died on Monday, June 6, 2022 at KentRidge Senior Living. Mary was born February 17, 1942 in Ravenna, OH to the late Carl and Marie (Rhodes) Trares.

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Marlin R. Coulter

Marlin R. Coulter, 71, of Hiram Township, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 13, 1951, in Cleveland, to the late Howard and Caroline (nee Foster) Coulter.

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Carol E. James

Carol E. James, 83, of Garrettsville, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022. She was born on January 30, 1939, in McKeesport, PA, to the late John and Pearl (nee Shoop) Baer.

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Wayne Oliver

Wayne Oliver, age 70, of Nelson Township, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022. He was born on July 28, 1951, in Warren, Ohio, to the late Norman and Helen (nee Shrock) Oliver.

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Jane Smilanich

Jane Tafel Smilanich passed away peacefully at her home in Aurora on June 5th after a brief illness.
Born on June 23, 1958, Jane married Michael J. Smilanich on December 31, 1985.

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Mary Puckey

Mary Jane Puckey , 78 years of age, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022 at University Hospital-Portage Medical Center. Mary was born February 18, 1944 in Ravenna Ohio, the daughter of the late John T. and Margaret M. (Czilly) Seman.

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Edward W. Wood

Edward W. Wood (Kuzia), 45, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2022.

Ed was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, but spent most of his life in Akron. He graduated from East High School in 1994. He was a student at Kent State University and looking forward to applying to the MA program in Library Science.

Preceded in death by his grandparents, brother Stephen, and cat Joe, Ed is survived by his children, Caylan, Kaleb, and Hanna; grandson, Graeme; partner, Leslie; parents, Colleen and Charles, and father, Ed; siblings, Betsey, William (Megan), and Shaun (Angela); seven nieces; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and cats Heidi and Ed.

Ed was an avid reader, writer, and poet. He was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed by many.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the SILVA-HOSTETLER FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Wooster Rd W in Barberton. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Roma officiating. Burial will be immediately after service at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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