Frances J. Metzger 3

Frances J. Metzger of Harrisburg, Ohio passed away at Stone Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care in Alliance, Ohio on March 11, 2023 at the age of 85. Frances was born in Louisville, Ohio on December 17, 1937 to the late Neal and Julia (Mueller) Zorger. Frances was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed her family, embroidery and sports.

Frances is survived by her children Debbie (Roger) Barrett, Rise (Jim) Harsh, Jeff (Daphne) Metzger, Lori (Pete) Tebben and Chrisann (Kevin) Johnson. She was blessed with fourteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by Harold, her husband of 59 years, one son Brian, one daughter Julia, one grandchild James Harsh III and one brother.

We would like to extend our thanks to Stone Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care and Traditions Hospice Care. They loved and took wonderful care of her while she was there. The family is grateful and thankful for all they did for our mom,

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 17, 2023, 11:00 am at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 8900 Columbus Rd. NE in Louisville, Ohio. Please feel free to share memories and condolences at

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Jeanne (Mathie) Block 3

Jeanne (Mathie) Block, age 73, of Louisville, Ohio passed on to eternal life on March 13, 2023. She was a lifelong resident of Louisville, Ohio and a 1967 graduate of Louisville High School. She retired after 35 years from Stark County Job & Family Services.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Helen (Jaeb) Mathie; her husband and love of her life, John Block Sr; and brothers, Homer Mathie Jr, Dick Mathie, Tom Mathie and John Mathie.

She will be loved and missed by her family. She is survived by her children: Erica (Jeff) Marshall, Adam (Ericka) Lynch, Charlotte (Jim) Riedl, John Jr (Christa) Block, Dan Block and Dave (Julia) Block; grandchildren: Cody, Ryan, Alicia, Sydney, Tiffany, Erin, Evan, Katelyn, Lindsay, Lauren, Isaiah, Raymond, Olivia and Max; great-granddaughter, Piper; siblings: Ed (Kathie) Mathie, Lois Dimmerling, Joe Mathie, Don (Dianne) Mathie, Mary (Clayton) Sponseller, Therese Mathie, and Bob Mathie; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Mathie and Donna Mathie; numerous nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 18, at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville, from 10 am to noon, followed by funeral services at noon. She will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, Ohio. Condolences and special memories of Jeanne can be shared with her family online at


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John F. Stocker 17

John F. Stocker, 89, born December 19, 1933 and passed away Sunday, March 5, 2023 after a short illness. He was a 1951 graduate of East Canton High School. John join the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953, serving until 1956. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, life member of Korean War Veterans Association, F.O.E Aerie #2374 Louisville, American Legion Post #44, Glaziers Union #1162, East Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council. He is a retired glazier from Bonfert Glass Co.

John was preceded in death by parents Homer and Mabel Stocker; brother, Homer L. Stocker and sister, Marilyn Peters.  He is survived by his wife, Irene; daughter, Beth (Dean) Fisher; son, Terry (Candy) Stocker; grandchildren, Kylie and Connor.

Funeral service will be held Monday, March 13, 2023, 12:00 pm at Trinity United Church of Christ, 3909 Blackburn Rd., Canton, where the family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the time of service. Interment Sunset Hills Memory Garden. Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Church of Christ 3909 Blackburn Road NW., Canton, Ohio 44718. Condolences and special memories of John can be shared with his family online at


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Henry McCrackin 1

Henry McCrackin, 67, of Louisville, OH unexpectedly left us on February 10th, 2023.  Henry spent many years as an over the road truck driver where he was able to see many of the wonders of the United States. When not on the road, he enjoyed riding motorcycles, working on project cars, being active with home projects, and having a good time with friends and family. In more recent years, he had become an advocate for his grandsons and could be seen spending time with them or rooting them on from the sidelines at sporting events they competed in.

Henry will be deeply missed. He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Judy McCrackin; two children, Michelle Travalik (Chris) of Plain Twp. and James Mulloy of Louisville; two beloved grandsons, Camren Lipkins and CJ Travalik; his mother, Margaret Ledson; brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews of Maryland; as well as many others who were in his circle of life.

There will be a visitation Wednesday, February 15th at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 S Chapel St, Louisville, OH 44641. The visitation will be from 12 noon until 1pm. Immediately following the visitation, there will be a motorcycle escorted procession to take Henry to his final resting place at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.

Shirley L. Latham 5

Shirley L. Latham, age 89, of E. Canton, OH peacefully went home to be with her Lord Sunday evening, February 12th, in St. Joseph’s Senior Living Center following a brief illness. Her family was at her side.  Born in Canton, OH October 8, 1933 to Oris and Cora Fry, she resided her entire life in the Canton area. A graduate of Lincoln High School, she retired from White Engines where she worked as a secretary.  She was a member of First Christian Church since childhood. She enjoyed spending time with her family which included many wonderful memory-making adventures in Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Wilma Fry, and a brother, Jim Fry.

Survived by her husband, Eugene Latham of the home, they would have been married 70 years October 10th of this year.  She also is survived by her son, Mark (Brenda) Latham, of Tarpon Springs, FL and daughter, Cheryl Turner of St. Petersburg, FL. She is survived by grandchildren Melissa (Charles) Williams, Matthew (Amanda) Turner, Stephanie (Jason) Potter, and Shannon (Rob) Lupiani as well as seven great grandchildren, Joseph Capuano, Alyssa Capuano, Jenna Turner, Benjamin Turner, Cheyann Lupiani, Kyra Lupiani, Jayden Lupiani and four great great grandchildren, Raine, Giovanni, Nathaniel, and Nicholas;  sisters-in-law, Debbie Wise and Mary Fry and brother-in-law, Darryl (Gina) Latham. She will be greatly missed by several nieces, nephews and friends as well as her entire family.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 20th at 12 noon at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Tim Bussey of First Christian Church officiating.  Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service at 11am.  Burial will be at the Mausoleum at North Lawn Cemetery following services.  Condolences and special memories of Shirley can be shared with her family online at


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Robin Albright 3

Robin Albright 61 lost her battle with ALS on February 3, 2023. Robin was born in Carrolton, Ohio on February 8, 1961 to her mother, Geneva Donaldson Mullins and late father, Robert Donaldson. She graduated from Carrollton High School and retired from National City Bank of Carrollton.

In addition to her father, Robin is preceded in death by her daughter, Jaimee; granddaughter, Marina; and nephew, Jarod.

Along with her , she is survived by her husband, Henry; sister, Lana; brother, Brian (Mary); niece, Brianna; nephew, Clint; 2 stepsons, Mitchell (Ali) and Dylan (Jess); and her grandchildren, Janelle, Roman, Riley, and Ella.

Calling hours for Robin will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home in Louisville where a  memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm. Condolences and special memories of Robin can be shared with her family online at


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Joseph Anthony Eslich 2

On Friday, February 3, 2023, Joseph Anthony Eslich, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away. He was 84 years old. He was born in Beaver, PA but grew up in Canton, Ohio and graduated from McKinley High School. He served 2 years in the Army at Fort Campbell, KY as a paratrooper. He returned home and married his love, Roberta and moved to Louisville, Ohio in 1964 where they started a family and raised their 3 children. Joe worked at Sugardale for 54 years before retiring at age 74. He loved helping his children with their activities through their childhood; horses, softball, and football.

Preceded in death by son, Joseph Christopher Eslich.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Roberta Eslich; daughters, Cynthia (John) Matthews, Christine (Mark) Haggarty; and grandson, John Joseph Matthews.

Calling hours will be held Monday, February 6, 2023 from 5:00-7:00pm, followed by a Memorial Service at 7:00pm with Pastor M.D. Gammill officiating. A Burial Service will be held at Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery in Rittman at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe’s name to K9s for Warriors. Condolences and special memories of Joe can be shared with his family online at


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Linda (Rees) Pfeil 15

Linda (Rees) Pfeil, age 63 passed away peacefully at home January 31, 2023, following a courageous and toughly fought battle with cancer.  Linda, born to John and Dolores Rees, the 5th of 7 children, she is survived by her soulmate and loving husband of 40 years, Michael Pfeil; her brothers, John (Linda) Rees, Ralph (Colleen) Rees and Paul (Ester) Rees, her sister Mary (Neal) Hicks; brothers-in-law, Don Morehouse, Mark (Katherine) Pfeil, Chris Pfeil and David Pfeil; sister-in-law, Kathy Pfeil; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dolores Rees of Louisville, Ohio, her brother, Joe Rees and her sister, Martha (Rees) Morehouse.

Linda was raised in Louisville, Ohio and graduated from Louisville High School, earning college credits in accounting.  She worked at Buckeye Sports, Akron Truck and Tire and North Central Tire.  Linda and Mike started working with his father at Pfeil Tax Service 22 years ago and subsequently took over the business in 2015.  They served their clients well and became great friends with many of them.

Linda loved cooking, canning, making jelly and crafting.  Linda and Mike moved to Freeport after they purchased property where they could hunt and later build their dream home.  They loved hunting and fishing together and walking their property.  She encouraged her brothers, brother-in-law and nephews to join them in hunting and were thrilled when they accepted.  They loved to travel and planned to purchase an RV so they could explore the United States.  She loved watching the butterflies that frequented their property as well as many hummingbirds that loved their feeders.  As a little girl, she was lovingly referred to as “Tinkerbell and Sunshine”. Her very best friend was her sister, Martha, who loved her to the moon and back. She was cherished by her family whose lives will be forever changed with her passing. We know we will join her one day in heaven and that gives us great comfort.

Because of the loving, professional care Linda and her family received through Hospice, the family requests that In lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to: Community Hospice, 716  Commercial Avenue, SW., New Philadelphia, OH 44663 Or you can donate online at

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 4 from 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 South Chapel Street, Louisville, OH 44641. Condolences and special memories of Linda can be shared with her family online at

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