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Fred Palcho - May 21, 2017

Fred Palcho, 82, of Kent, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Hospice Care Center in Akron. He was born May 29, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Stephen C and Gertrude (nee Winkowski) Palcho. He grew up in Cleveland and moved to Kent in 1955. He was a graduate of KSU; he was a teacher in Ravenna and Stow school systems until 1975. In 1975 he started a new company 'Multi Video Service' – a videotape court reporting firm, a first of its kind...

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Shirley Leiher - May 20, 2017

Shirley (nee Rosenow) Leiher, 68, of Ravenna, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Akron General Hospital in Akron. She was born October 4, 1948 in Ravenna, to the late Dale Gus and Julia Helen (Pyke) Rosenow. She loved animals, travelling, and family gatherings. She was an avid gardener; and enjoyed listening to country music/dancing. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Leiher, whom she was married for 49 years; daughters, Theresa (Brian)...

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Gary Lloyd Hanson - May 18, 2017

Gary L. Hanson perfected his skills as a broadcast journalist for 25 years -- and then he taught those skills to thousands of Kent State University students. Professor Hanson, 66, died Thursday (May 18, 2017) at home. Born in Carrington, North Dakota, to Lloyd W. and Edith C. (Olson) Hanson, he developed a love for broadcasting while a speech major at the University of North Dakota. He worked at KDAK-AM in Carrington and at KFJM-FM in...

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Audrienne Harmon Galizio - May 10, 2017

Audrienne Harmon Galizio, 90, of Kent, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Altercare of Stow. She was born December 24, 1926 on Summit Street in Kent to Joseph G.K. and Florence Irene (Kiser) Miller. She attended Kent State University School and graduated from the St. Thomas School of Nursing. She started as a nurse at St. Thomas Hospital and then went to work at the Kent State University Health Center, where she retired as Assistant Director....

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Joseph A. Pischak - May 9, 2017

Joseph A. Pischak, 85, of Kent, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was born May 26, 1931 in Kent, to Andrew and Catherine (Brankovich) Pischak. Joe was a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Gougler Industries after more than 30 years in 1993. Graveside services will be held 12:30 PM Wednesday, May 17 at Standing Rock Cemetery. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.

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George Watkins - May 8, 2017

George passed away on May 8, 2017, at the age of 95. He was a life long resident of Kent. He served during WW II in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the USS Pettit. George retired from Lamb/Ametek Electric. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Watkins of 52 years; sisters, Ruth Nelson and Neva Wands. He is survived by daughter, Diane (Kenneth) Riffle; son, David Watkins; grandchildren, Jennifer Hippich and Scott Riffle; and five great...

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Patsy Paul Pizzute - May 6, 2017

Patsy Paul Pizzute, 95, of Brimfield, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his home. He was born May 1, 1922 in Kent to Tomaso and Carmella (Donato) Pizzute. He was a veteran of the Army during World War II. He was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Church and a member of Kent VFW Post 3703 and of Local 499. He donated blood many years for the Red Cross and was a Two Gallon Donor. His faith and family were most important to him. He is survived by...

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David Arthur Dundon - May 5, 2017

David Arthur Dundon, 69, of Kent, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Arbors at Streetsboro. He was born November 26, 1947 in Ravenna to Merle Arthur and Laura Nadine (Williams) Dundon. He was a veteran of the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He loved all sports especially the Cleveland Indians and the Cavaliers. . David enjoyed the outdoors, birdwatching, camping, and Rock-n-Roll music. He is survived by sisters, Claudia (Pete)...

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Elizabeth Natalie Battaglia - May 2, 2017

Elizabeth Natalie Battaglia, 84, of Brimfield, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 2, 2017. She passed in her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born December 25, 1932 in Akron, to Frank and Maria (Serra) DiLauro. She was a member of St. Patrick Church. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was a woman of great faith known for her loving and generous heart, who opened her home to...

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Victor Herbert Reed - May 1, 2017

Victor Herbert Reed died Monday, May 1st, with his family by his side at his winter retreat in Hudson Beach, FL. He was 73. Born in Indiana on September 7, 1943 to parents Glenn and Margaret (Israel) Reed, Vic grew up in Kent, and later raised a family in Mantua. A graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School and Kent State University, Vic was a lifelong educator, teaching math and computer science at Davey Junior High School in Kent. Vic...

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