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Donald Morrison

Jul 29, 1933 - Dec 01, 2023

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Massillon, OH

Donald Taft Morrison, age 90 of Monroe, MI, formerly of Massillon, OH, passed away peacefully on Friday November 24th, 2023. Don was born July 29th, 1933 in Massillon, OH to the late Clem and Lucille Morrison. Don was a 1951 graduate of Massillon High School and later attended the Ohio State University. He was a devoted member of Epworth United Methodist Church while in Massillon. And after moving to Monroe, MI, a devoted member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. ...Read More

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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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William D. Peterson

Sep 21, 1928 - Feb 21, 2024

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Massillon, OH

William D. Peterson 1928-2024; Massillon, Ohio William D. Peterson, 95, of Massillon, Ohio, passed away February 21, 2024. Bill was born in Massillon on September 21, 1928, the son of the late George and Muriel (Salter) Peterson. He was a lifelong resident of Massillon and a 1946 graduate of Washington High School. Upon graduation, Bill was employed by the Eaton Manufacturing Co. of Massillon and then enlisted in the United States Air Force as an aircraft dispatcher in base operations. His duties included playing baseball for the base service team and travelling to other military bases for games. Following his honorable discharge, Bill returned to Eaton and worked there until his retirement in 1988. Bill was an avid sports fan and athlete during his lifetime playing on local softball teams such as Reliable Heating, Bill's Auto Mart, Eaton Reliable, Alibi Lounge, Massillon Recreation, Towne House and the American Slovak Club, and bowling teams such as Bender's Tavern, Morton’s and Old Dutch Beers. Bill's sports accomplishments were many, including pitching a no-hitter for the Eaton Reliance team over the Kendal Taverns in 1946 at the age of 18 and bowling a perfect “300” game at the age of 64. He was a member of the Greater Canton Fastpitch Hall of Fame. Bill enjoyed playing golf with his brothers Bob and Jack and many friends well into his 80's. A man of deep community ties, Bill was an active member of several Massillon-area fraternal and service organizations including the Elks, Moose, VFW, Eagle’s, Son’s & Daughter’s of Herman and the Buckeye Club. He was a friend of many and a mentor to many Massillon youth. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by brothers Robert A. Peterson and Jack D. Peterson. He is survived by nephew Rich (Stephanie) Peterson of Erie, PA; nephew David Peterson (Kandi Caley) of Canton; niece Nancy (Karl) von Gunten of Cary, NC; and several grandnieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Dr. Christopher Chow, the staff at Aultman MedCorp, the staff, nurses, and aides of Amherst Meadows, Rose Lane, Canton VA, Aultman Hospice, and Irene and Daphne of Heavenly Hearts Home Care for all of the support they provided during Bill's final days. In accordance with Bill's wishes, there will be no formal services. Karlo-Libby Funeral Home in Canton