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Donald Boord

Jul 14, 1939 - Nov 13, 2023

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Massillon, OH

Donald J. Boord, age 84 of Massillon, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023. Don was born on July 14, 1939 to the late Lest and Sarah (Herman) Board. He went to Fairmount School and Canton McKinley High School. Don served in the U. S. Army, and later retired from the Hoover Company as the Supervisor of Maintenance. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Glen Boord and step-son Bob Best. Don is survived by the love of his life, who he loved more than he did himself, Ca...Read More

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Ricky Steven Ullum

Aug 11, 1951 - Feb 26, 2024

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Massillon, OH

Ricky Steven Ullum, 72, of Massillon, passed away February 26, 2024, Ricky was born in Massillon on August 11, 1951 to the late Ronald and Marjorie Ullum.Ricky was a Massillon Police officer for over 30 years. He retired in 2010, as a Captain of the Detective Bureau. He enjoyed attending Massillon football games and was an overall sports lover. Ricky coached baseball for Massillon for multiple years. He enjoyed spending the summers out by the pool with his dog, Trixie. Ricky was an honorable man, who served his community and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.He is survived by his loving daughter, Christina Ullum and his brother, Joel "Kim" Ullum.A celebration of life will be held at Paquelet Funeral Home on March 8, 2024 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Burial of his ashes will take place at Sunset Hills Burial Park.

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Lily Mae Croston

May 31, 2013 - Feb 23, 2024

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null, OH

Lily Mae Croston passed away unexpectedly on February 23, 2024. Lily was born in Canton, Ohio to Josh and Missy (Covington) Croston on May 31, 2013. From the moment Lily was born, she brought joy and happiness to those around her. Her life was a testament to the power of love and resilience. Having overcome many challenges since her birth, Lily was nothing short of a miracle.Lily was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends. She truly was a daddy’s girl. She loved cuddling; especially daddy whenever he would wear her favorite Cleveland Browns fleece shirt. Lily enjoyed spending time with her younger brother Jay. He always knew how to make her laugh, and she really loved when he would take her for rides around the house in his power wheels. Jay was the absolute best brother in the whole world. Lily gave the best hugs, and she would frequently climb into her mom’s lap to snuggle. Lily’s dogs, Winston and Henry, were two of her best friends. She enjoyed laying on them and showing her affection by giving them little pinches. Lily adored Mickey Mouse and Daniel Tiger, and was especially happy watching her favorite shows on her tablet. Lily’s favorite place to go was to either of her grandma and grandpa’s houses. Lily loved attending school at Watson Elementary. She was particularly fond of her teacher, Mrs. Frantz, and all of her friends, therapy staff, nurses and support staff. Even though Lily was nonverbal, she looked forward to the time she got to spend in speech therapy learning how to use her communication device with her favorite Speech Language Pathologist Miss Jessica (Norris). Lily participated in Help Me Grow, and she was an ambassador for the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Anyone who knew Lily, knew that she strongly disliked the word goodbye. So instead of saying goodbye, we will say until we meet again. The family finds peace knowing that Heaven is a little brighter now that Lily is there to turn the lights on.Left to cherish her memory, are Lily’s parents Josh and Missy Croston, her little brother Jay Croston; great-grandmother June Hoffman; grandparents Robert and Kathy Croston and Tom and Lisa Covington; aunts and uncles, Alyson Croston, Joe and Diane Croston, and Mike and Danielle Covington; and cousins, Cici and Wesley Croston and Rylan, Laynie and Ellie Covington; along with a host of many other family and friends.Lily was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Norma Jean Pavelzik. The family will receive friends from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on March 4, 2024 at Paquelet Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 6:00pm officiated by Pastor Craig Ott.Family is requesting that you wear something yellow if you have it, in honor of Lily’s favorite color. In leu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Lily to Akron Rotary Camp via their website: www.akronrotary.org or by mail to: 4460 Rex Lake Drive Akron, Ohio 44319.

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Jay M. Flaherty

Jan 12, 1944 - Feb 25, 2024

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Massillon, OH

Jay M. Flaherty, 80, of Massillon, passed away surrounded by his family on February 25, 2024 at Aultman Hospital.He was born on January 12, 1944 to the late Donald and Ruth (McMillen) Flaherty of Cadiz, OH.He graduated from Scio High School, Class of 1962 and graduated from Canton College. He was a veteran of The United States Army Reserve. Jay was the Secretary/Treasurer for Whisler Plumbing and Heating, retiring in 2006 after 42 years of service. He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he served on the finance committee and a church trustee. Jay was dedicated to his family and he adored his grandchildren. Jay loved to travel with his family and continued traveling in his retirement with his wife.Jay is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Doris (Rufener) Flaherty; their children, Michael (Peggy) Flaherty and Jennifer (Timothy) House; and grandchildren, Riley Helline, Donald, Konstantine, and Yianni Flaherty.Visitation will be held on February 29, 2024, from 6 pm - 8 pm and on March 1, 2024, from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at Paquelet Funeral Home, Massillon.Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, 1:30 pm at the Paquelet Funeral Home, with Pastor Tina Siroki officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Hills Memory Garden.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.Messages of condolence and support may be sent to the family at www.paquelet.com

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Sharon Burtt

Nov 07, 1969 - Feb 22, 2024

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Massillon, OH

Sharon Burtt, 54, of Massillon, passed away unexpectedly on February 22, 2024 at Aultman Hospital.She was born on November 7, 1969 to the late Donald and Joan (Rook) Burtt of Massillon, OH.She was a graduate of Jackson High School, Class of 1988. She worked a variety of jobs around the area. One of her favorite jobs was working with flowers at Hollydale Farms. Sharon enjoyed spending time with her family. She liked camping, being in the outdoors, and was an avid reader.Sharon is survived by her children, Christopher (April Poisson) Mahan, Angel (Mike Reynolds) Mahan, Kara (Brandon Abram) Mahan, and Trista (Jered) Shumaker; grandchildren, Asia Reynolds, Skyler Reynolds, Wyatt Reynolds, Addalynn Reynolds, Kayden Abram, Landon Abram, Brantley Abram, and Ember Abram; siblings, Timothy (Marlene Heid) Burtt, David (Carol) Burtt, and Kevin (Theresa) Burtt; niece, Amber Nicole Burtt; nephew, Thomas Scott Burtt; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Brandon and Norman Abram; and a brother, Jeffrey Lynn Burtt.Friends and family will gather on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, Massillon, Ohio.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to The Wilderness Center or The Stark County Library System.

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Robert "Randy" R. Krug

Oct 18, 1959 - Feb 17, 2024

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Robert “Randy” R. Krug, 64, passed away suddenly on February 17, 2024. He was born in Massillon to the late Robert and Carolyn Krug on October 18, 1959.Randy worked as a farrier for the past 20 years during which he enjoyed helping the horse’s quality of life, as well as making tons of friendships that will not be forgotten. He also enjoyed hunting with his bird dogs and friends, as well as outdoor photography and hiking.He was involved in 4H for his entire life. From taking his own projects to lending a helping hand to anyone that needed it, up until his passing.Randy is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Alyse Krug; grandchildren Kaden and Makenna Krug; siblings Debbie (Richard) Gentry, Scott (Denise) Krug and Karen (Doug) Combs; nieces and nephews, Josh (Leslie) Krug, Rachel (Jeremy) Ballinger, Andi (Trent) Hershey, Julie (Jeff) Nicholas and Shelby (Alex) Combs; numerous great nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Krug.There will be a celebration of life gathering on March 9, 2024 from 1-6 pm at Kidron Community Park.In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Randy’s name to Pegasus Farm. The farm and their mission were a huge part of his life.Pegasus Farm Equestrian Center7490 Edison St NEHartville, OH 44632Kidron Community Park4434 Kidron RoadDalton, OH 44618

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Priscilla Rae Custer

Sep 25, 1940 - Feb 22, 2024

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Massillon, OH

Priscilla Rae Custer, 83, of Massillon, passed away on February 22, 2024.She was born on September 25, 1940 to the late Clement and Alice (Doll) Adams of Massillon, OH.She was a graduate of Washington High School and attended Jackson Friends Church. Priscilla founded A Wonder World Day Care in North Canton. She will be best remembered for her generosity towards individuals and her philanthropy to Churches and International Missions.Priscilla is survived by her son's, Bradley (Juli) Custer, Bryce (Kym) Custer, and Robert R. Custer; grandchildren, Abigail Custer, Emily (Lou) Fan, Victoria (Eric) Welshenbaugh, Aaron Custer, Jacquelyn Custer, Eric (Nicoale) Custer, and Ethan Custer; and six great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents,she was preceded in death by her sister, Audrey Smith; and the children's father, Jack Custer.A memorial service will be held at a later date.Memorials are suggested to the Stark Community Foundation in her honor.Messages of comfort and condolence may be sent to the family at www.paquelet.com

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Samuel A. Krempasky

Jan 14, 1931 - Feb 21, 2024

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Massillon, OH

Samuel A. Krempasky, age 93 of Massillon, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at his home. He was born January 14, 1931, in Jacobs Creek, PA, the son of the late Clement and Maria (Roth) Krempasky. He was an Army veteran. He was a graduate of Grove City College. Sam retired from Akzo Salt Company in 1992. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish St. Joseph Campus and St. Mary Campus, St. Joseph Holy Name Society, 1st Catholic Slovak Union, and Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree #554. Sam enjoyed polka dancing, traveling, visiting relatives in Slovakia while teaching English, and visiting the Holy Land. Sam is survived by Daughter, Kathryn Somogy; son, Samuel W. Krempasky; four grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose Marie Krempasky; son, John C. Krempasky; daughter, Margaret Jantzen; five brothers, Klement, Steve, Albert, Max, and Carl; two sisters, Agnes Dersy and Ann Mariana. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Divine Mercy Parish St. Joseph Campus, 322 3rd St SE, Massillon at 10:30 AM with The Very Rev. James E. Sheridan J.C.L., V.F. celebrant. Calling hours will be held on Wed., February 28, 2024 at Heitger Funeral Home - Massillon Chapel, 639 1st St NE, from 9 AM to 10:00 AM. Burial to follow the service at Calvary Cemetery in Massillon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sancta Clara Monastery, 4200 Market Ave N. Canton, OH 44714. Condolences to the family may be made at www.heitger.com Heitger Funeral Home and Crematory 330-833-3248 To to the family or in memory of Samuel A. Krempasky, please

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Sharon Accetta Nickolas

Feb 12, 1936 - Feb 19, 2024

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Massillon, OH

On Monday, February 19, 2024, heaven welcomed Sharon Accetta Nickolas, of Massillon, following a period of declining health. She was surrounded by the company of her family. She graduated from Massillon Washington High School in 1954 and then went on to work at Aultman Hospital as Registrar in the ER Dept. Sharon just celebrated her 88th birthday and had been a Perry resident. She loved to travel, socialize, shop and had an early passion for sewing. She was always ready with a joke and her wit and humor will be deeply missed. Sharon is preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph W. Accetta, II, oldest son, Joseph W. Accetta III and a nephew, Mark Wilbanks. She will be dearly missed by her loving family members; Diane and Terry Eisenbrei, Ashley Eisenbrei, John (Sophia) Collins, Aaron and Katie Eisenbrei (Henry, Hayden, Hudson), Shari Accetta, Casey and Terry Bonk (Amelia), Lindsay Kraft, (Jacob and Kyle), Anthony Diacontonas, Zachary and Jackie Diacontonas (Liam, Aiden, Serena), Kort and Lindsay Accetta, (Lauren, Avery, Holden), Karri and Jason VanKirk, (Jaban and Kayla); children and grandchildren of Joseph W. Accetta, III, Mandy Pennington, Sandra and Jose Vega, (Madison, Arianna and Kamryn), Joseph W. Accetta, IV, (Olivia, Dominic and Melody). Per her previous request, there will be a private family Celebration of Life to be held at a later date sometime in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Perry Helping Perry, P.O. Box 80599 Canton, Ohio 44708 or through www.perryhelpingperry.com. Custer-Glenn Funeral Home in Wooster is assisting the family. Private or public condolences may be shared with the family at: www.custerglenn.com.

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Ann Lowery Lightfoot

Sep 06, 1928 - Feb 20, 2024

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Massillon, OH

Ann Lowery Lightfoot, 95, of Massillon, Ohio, passed away on February 20, 2024 after a long illness.Ann was born in Luverne, Alabama on September 6, 1928, to parents Verdi Lowery and Annie Ruth Davis Lowery. As a teen, she and her family moved to the Uhrichsville, Ohio area and Ann lived on her fraternal grandparents' farm. Ann and her twin sister Minnie were 1946 graduates of Uhrichsville High School. After high school, to further her education, Ann took postgraduate classes at Massillon Washington High School in 1949. She and Elijah Lightfoot were married on November 5, 1949 and soon thereafter started a family.She was a devoted spouse, mother, friend, and a woman of deep faith. She cared passionately about her family, friends, and her community. Ann served in various volunteer, appointed, and elected roles, notably as a long-time member of the Massillon Board of Education, an elected position. She was an advocate for the educational needs of her children and Massillon families alike. Ann was also a devoted and active member of St. James AME Zion Church in Massillon where she served on the Missionary Society and as a Class Leader, among many other roles.Ann spent most of her working career as a nurse's aide and care worker in various healthcare settings. When not at work, Ann enjoyed cooking big family meals, serving at church, watching Massillon Tiger football games, cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Ann is survived by her children, Angela Holdren, Brian P. Lightfoot, and Lori E. Lightfoot (Amy Eshleman), Stacey L. Smith (Tracy Smith); her sisters Katie Gamble of Omaha, NE, Minnie Washington (Bill Washington) of Altadena, CA, and Hilda Lowery of Massillon, OH; brother-in-law, Charles Long of Columbus, OH, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren and many other extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Lightfoot to whom she was married for over 60 years, her oldest son, Derrick E. Lightfoot, her sisters Marie Jackson, Cumi Harris, and Mae Pearl Crable as well as her brother, Abraham Lowery; and brothers-in-law Raleigh Lightfoot and Harrison “Sonny” Phillips, and other family members.Visitation will be held at St. James AME Zion Church (209 2nd St S.W., Massillon, Ohio) on Friday, March 1, 2024, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 11 am, at St. James AME Zion Church. Rev. LeCounte P. Nedab II will officiate and Rev. Walter Arrington, a family friend and Senior Pastor of Peoples Baptist Church, Canton, OH, will deliver the eulogy.In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s honor can be made to St. James AME Zion Church or the Massillon Tiger Swing Band, https://tigerswingband.com/donate/.The Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon, Ohio, is assisting with the funeral arrangements.

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George E. Joseph Jr.

Sep 23, 1932 - Feb 21, 2024

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Massillon, OH

GEORGE E. JOSEPH JR. George E. Joseph Jr., age 91, of Uhrichsville, O., passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Roselane Nursing Home in Massillon, O. The son of the late George and Ella (Green) Joseph, George was born on September 23, 1932 in Uhrichsville, O. After graduating from Uhrichsville High School, George enlisted in the United State Air Force from September 26, 1952 to September 25, 1956. Having served during the Korean Conflict, George received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Korean Service Medal. George was employed as a Tuscarawas County Sheriff Deputy and also as the Executive Director at Harcatus. George was a great father and family was very important to him. He loved tinkering on things in his garage including cars and tractors and mowing his lawn. George loved to learn new things. George with his former wife Carrie Maxine (Hunter) Joseph, are survived by their children Kimberly Joseph, George (Kathy) Joseph III and Carrie Joseph; sister Hazel Lewis; grandchildren Hunter, Larkin and Jent Joseph, Tariah (Jose) Fisher and Makayla Joseph; great grandchildren Zalayah Fisher and Jose Fisher Jr.; along with a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and former wife, George is preceded in death by his children Esther Lynn and Micah Steven; two sisters Edna and Daisy and one brother Norman. Funeral services for George will be held at 1 p.m., on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 521 Stratton Ave SW, New Philadelphia, O., with the Bishop Tom McKnight officiating. Burial will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Seville, O., on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 12:45 p.m. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home, Inc. in Uhrichsville and then from 12 to 1 (one hour prior) to services on Thursday, at the church. To to the family or in memory of George E. Joseph Jr., please

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