Saturday, August 19, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
That would be Amy Moore, Tom and Dot's youngest daughter; Caroline Jean Krack, their oldest daughter, who lives in Minnesota; Katherine Ann Moore, who lives in Cuyahoga Falls, after retiring from the Environmental Protection Agency; and Tom's son, also named Tom.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
|Albert Davis as a sailor and during interview by Congressman Tom Sawyer|
Akron’s USS Indianapolis sinking survivor passes away
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
-30- for Murv Perry
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Smith, a 1977 graduate of the University of Akron law school, started teaching at Kent State in 1986, retiring in 2014. Smith lives in Rootstown with his wife, Jane, a retired Akron schoolteacher. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Edward Joseph Gemind, 92 years old, passed peacefully from this life on July 7th. Edward, known to friends as Ed, was born in 1925 to Adam and Helen (Esson) Gemind in Akron, Ohio. He spent his first 67 years living in Akron and Cuyahoga Falls before moving to Clearwater, Florida in 1989 with his wife, Mary Jean. He returned to the Akron area in 2013 to be closer to family and friends.
Ed attended St. Sebastian Grade School and St. Vincent High School. Following graduation in 1943 he enlisted in the Army Air Force where he began his military career in the pilot training program. He left the service in February of 1946 having been honorably discharged and began a long, illustrious career with the hometown newspaper, the Akron Beacon Journal. Ed retired 41 years later in 1987 having spent all of his time at the Beacon Journal in the Circulation Department.
Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jean (Crossland); his youngest son, John; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Therese and Paul McCann, Margaret and Charles Mosher, Dorothy and James Hyland; sister-in-law, Thomasine Hyland and nephew, Mark Hyland. Also, his mother-in-law, Ruth Crossland; and in-laws, Robert and JoAnn Crossland, Eileen and Lee Milne and nephew Lee Milne, Jr.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Edward and Linda Gemind of Lancaster, Pa., Karen Ann Gemind of Jacksonville, Fla., Phillip Gemind of Cherry Valley, Calif. and Patty and Wayne Weber of Copley, Ohio; grandchildren, Amanda and Jeff McCrary, Melisa and Bill Gibb, Adam and Ashley Weber, and Maggie and David Strickland and Sara and Anna Gemind; eight great-grandchildren; and twenty-two nieces and nephews.
Ed was a devout Roman Catholic and he and his wife were charter members of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Cuyahoga Falls. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge and poker, bingo, golf, coin collecting and most all sports - in particular baseball. His passion in life, beside his family, was rooting for the New York Yankees and taking great enjoyment in the numerous world championships they won during his lifetime.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Hilary Catholic Church, 2750 W. Market St. A private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at Hummel Funeral Home COPLEY, 3475 Copley Rd. on Monday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made in Ed's name to St. Vincent St. Mary High School, 15 N. Maple St., Akron, OH 44303.
Monday, July 31, 2017
for The Mooch
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Former BJ political cartoonist Chuck Ayers no longer draws “Crankshaft,” a spinoff of the school bus driver in “Funky Winkerbean.”
Davis, one of the “Garfield” pencilers since 2012, took over Chuck’s role on
April 2. Dan lives in Celina, Ohio with his wife, Lisa.
Chuck was at the BJ for more than 25 years, 13 as the political cartoonist.
Kent State graduate Chuck has been drawing “Crankshaft,” written by his former KSU classmate Tom Batiuk of Medina, since 1987. In 1994, Chuck started also drawing Batiuk’s other comic strip, “Funky Winkerbean.”
At a Kent State gathering several years ago, Chuck gave me his “Crankshaft” autograph on a restaurant take-home box. Chuck said it was his first styrofoam autograph.
It has a place of honor in my Tallmadge den, known in my family as the West Virginia University Shrine.
Charlene retired in 2005 after 35 years at Ol’ Blue Walls before working for Burton D. Morgan Foundation, a philanthrophy that provided grants to colleges. She is married to Art Krummel, who was the BJ’s chief artist.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Abraham leaving Dispatch for Kent State