Barbara Lee Martin 1

Barbara Lee Martin (nee Thomas) born March 14, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 11, 2022.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Arline (Patch) Thomas. On June 11, 1960 she married the late Charles Edward Martin, they spent 30 years together until his death in 1990. They had 5 children, Charles Robert, Charles Edward of Ravenna, Thomas Daniel of Streetsboro, Robert Eugene (Sharon) of Georgia, and James Perry (Kim) of Ashland.  She had 7 grandchildren, Shane (Tammy) and Cody (Sarah) Martin of Georgia, Donna (Jason) of Louisville, Barbara (Steve) of Louisville, Robert (Grace) of Alliance, and Dustin, 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents and husband, she was proceeded in death by her two brothers, her infant son Charles Robert, and her grandson Dustin.

Barbara was a kind and loving woman, who became mom and grandma to all who knew her. She loved beyond measure and adored her children and grandchildren with all she had.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Kingston of Ashland for their care and support of mom these last few years, as well as the staff in ICU and St. Johns Hospital in Westlake.

Service at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home Inc. 303 S Chapel St, Louisville, OH 44641, viewing Tuesday, August 16 from 12 PM to 2PM with service immediately following.

Mom was a huge Cleveland Indians fan, the family would love if you have an Indians shirt, to please wear it the day of the service.

The family asks in lieu of flowers donations be made to the family to help cover final expenses.

Carole M. Grosswiller (Wise) 11

Carole M. Grosswiller (Wise), 85, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 10th, 2022.
The daughter of William Henry Wise and Beatrice Mae (Tolbert) Wise. She was a 1954 graduate of East Canton High School and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.
Carole led a very active and fun-filled life. As a former bow hunter, she enjoyed spending time outdoors, mowing her 2-acre yard, and watching birds frequent her feeders.  She enjoyed an occasional visit to the casino as well as traveling with her family, especially by train! Carole’s greatest joy was her family. She made it a priority to know and keep current on her family
members’ activities and engaged in as many of them as she could.
Survived by her children: Ken (Maria) Grosswiller of Louisville, Debbie (Jeff) Hiltbrand of Columbus, and Lisa (Doug) Rauch of Alexandria, KY and grandchildren: Sarah (Colin) Boone,
Angela, Joey and Josh Grosswiller, Andrea and Lance Hockett, Mackenzie, Nick, and Trent Hiltbrand, Meredith (Kevin) Lehoe, Corey and Casey Rauch. Preceded in death by her
husband, Leo J. Grosswiller, Jr., and her parents.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 17th from 4-7pm at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday,
Aug. 18th, 11:00am at St. Louis Catholic Church, 300 N. Chapel St., Louisville. Interment in St. Louis Cemetery. Please share memories and condolences at

Paul E. Meyers Jr 1

Paul E. Meyers Jr., of Louisville, Ohio left us on August 4th, 2022 at his home with his family by his side,  after a two-year long battle with MDS. He was born in Canton, Ohio April 11, 1942 to Mary Ellen Meyers and Paul Meyers Sr. He graduated from Timken High School in 1960. Paul was a retiree of Sugardale Foods – Shipping Division after 30 years of service, spending his free time doing body work and restoring classic cars. He loved spending his time attending and competing in car shows and enjoying time with his friends in the Corvair Club.  Paul passed his love of cars, camping and boating on to his children.  They shared many trips to Norris Lake, a large variety of campgrounds, Myrtle Beach, race tracks, cruises, Florida and many lakes.

Paul is survived by his wife of 47 years, Laverne A. Meyers,  who together raised seven children; Bradley (Betty) Meyers, Brenda (Neil) Hedrick, Darrell (Janet) Neischwitz, Shawn (Janet) Meyers, Wendy (Eric) Haines, Paula (Rob) Potter, and Michael (Holly) Meyers; 19 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his sisters, Shirley (Donny) Brown, Mary Lou (Donny) Stauffer, Barb (Ronny) Long; and his beloved dachshund, Lacy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Sandy Meyers and baby brother at birth.

There will be a Celebration of Life open house from 1:00-4:00pm at Cherrywood Ridge, 525 W. Lincolnway , Minerva, Ohio on August 21st, 2022.

Marilyn Louise Johnston 5

Marilyn Louise Johnston age 90,  quietly left this world on August 4th, 2022, to join her husband of 70 years – Frank who has been waiting for her for since June 4th.   She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 25th, 1932, the daughter of Louis and Flora (Cleaver) Wenk .  Marilyn attended Langley High School in Pittsburgh and married Frank in 1951. The Johnstons moved to Ohio where they spent the rest of their lives.  Marilyn was a homemaker, Girl Scout Leader and retired as a location manager for Dalton Factory Outlet in Canton, Ohio. She was also active in supporting East Canton High School sports programs by volunteering her time for decades.

The Johnston’s were lifetime members of the Methodist Church.   Marilyn was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  She was centered around her family and her holiday get-togethers were what she cherished most.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; brother in-law and sister in-law, Bill and Amy Johnston; and an infant daughter.

Marilyn is survived by daughters, Sharon (Bob) Kraus, Laurie (Joe) Popio, and Allison (Greg) McKiban; brothers, Louis (Joanne) Wenk, Ray Wenk, Larry (Kathy) Wenk; sister, Linda (Warren) Fischer; nine grandchildren,  Katie, Andy, Adam, Gail, Rachel, Phillip, Nick, Vanessa, and Laura; and six great-grandchildren.

Marilyn was the anchor for the entire family and always the person who everyone counted on for anything they needed.  She was loved and will be missed by everyone. She is after all, “Mom”.

Calling hours will be Friday, August 12th, 5-7 pm and Saturday, August 13th at 11 am with services following at noon at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 300 S Chapel St., Louisville, Ohio.  Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Louisville, Ohio.  The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany for their kind and loving support.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the East Canton Athletic Fund.

Patricia Ann (Hazlett) Dudek 20

Patricia Ann (Hazlett) Dudek, 63, died Sunday, August 7, 2022 at her home, surrounded by the love of her family and the faith that she is Heaven-bound. Patricia was born on May 23, 1959 to the late Bob and Frances Hazlett in Akron, Ohio.  She graduated from St. Vincent-St. Mary high school in 1977 and from The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Life and Child Development in 1982.

A dedicated wife, and mother, Patricia was a homemaker who provided a loving environment for her husband and children, and often their neighbor friends. The Dudek home was frequently the hub for sled riding, cooking in the kitchen, and neighborhood-wide ball games, which Patricia fondly remembered. She loved vacationing with her children and family friends at Hilton Head Island. She was her children’s strongest advocate and biggest sports fan. Patricia was a lifelong volunteer in local schools and the local community. After serving as the coordinator for the Apples for the Students Program for many years, she was honored with the Friend of Children Award. After her children were grown, Patricia lovingly worked with students as a Vision Therapist and found great reward in the success of her students. Her most recent and very favorite role to play in life was that of Gamma/Gaga, in which she excelled and found great joy.

Patricia is survived by her husband Joseph, her 3 children Katherine (Stephen) McCarthy, Christopher (Stephanie), and Brian (Cassandra), and her 7 grandchildren Bridget, Brendan, Daniel, Carter, Erin, Adelin, and Melina. She also leaves behind siblings John (Karen), Paul (Elayne), Mary, Stephen (Janet), and Michael (Diana) as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family is very appreciative for all those who cared for Patricia during her battle with cancer, especially nurse aide Debbie for her care and compassion and the nurses of Cleveland Clinic Hospice, Dr. Krivosheya, and the supportive role Mary Hazlett played.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday, August 10 from 5 – 8 PM at Queen of Heaven Church at 1800 Steese Rd, Uniontown, OH 44685.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, August 11 at 10 AM, also at Queen of Heaven Church. Memorial donations in memory of Patricia may be made to the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association ( or St. Vincent- St. Mary High School.

Edward W. Ruflin 5

Edward W. Ruflin age 97 of Louisville, Ohio passed away on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 at St. Joseph Senior Living facility in Louisville, Ohio. He was born in Maximo, Ohio on July 22nd, 1925 to the late Esther and Lawrence Ruflin. After graduating from Louisville High School, he entered the US Army. In January 1945, as a member of the 65th Infantry Division, he boarded a troop transport in New York and arrived in Le Havre, France later that same month. They marched and fought across France, Germany and into Austria. Ed was a proud member of George Patton’s 3rd Army, of which the 65th Infantry was a part.

After the war, Ed returned home, marrying Mary Frank of Harrisburg, Ohio. This union of 76 years continued until his death. He spent most of his work career at Yoder Oldsmobile as service manager, and Yoder’s Auto Service, both in Louisville.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Louis; two sisters, Eileen Ehrlinspiel and Pauline Ward; and son-in-law, Joe Vozar.

Surviving Ed is his wife, Mary; daughters, Anita (Jud) Smith of Shaker Heights, Marcia Vozar, Sandi (Gary) Weisbrod of Walnut Creek, CA; sons, Chuck (Pat) Ruflin of Medina, Paul (Sue) Ruflin of Hunting Valley; 13 grandchildren and many loving great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Thursday, August 4th, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 5th, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Joseph Senior Living, 1882 Knob St., Louisville, Ohio 44641 or to St. Louis Catholic Church, 300 N. Chapel St., Louisville, Ohio 44641.

Joseph A. “Joe” Palosi  6

Joseph A. “Joe” Palosi  passed away July 12th, 2022 from a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Pam; two children, Kristyn and Michael (Amanda) Palosi; and two grandchildren, Alyssa and Austin. Joe retired in 2009 and golfed at Skyland pines every weekday morning,  with his buddies. It was his home away from home. He also loved music, family and friends. He was the best husband for 47 years, father and Jopa. He cared for everyone in need, especially all the parents and family; and never stopped. He thought I did it all, was always so appreciative, but it takes two and he was number one. We love him so much and he will be missed.


Calling hours will be held Monday, July 18th, 2022 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Mary with Fr. Robert Miller officiating.

Barbara J. Vincent (France) 1

Barbara J. Vincent (France) age 79, of Louisville passed away June 30th, 2022. She was born to Alex and Susan France in New Philadelphia, Ohio July 23rd, 1942. She graduated from New Philadelphia High School. She married Jack Vincent in 1960. She was retired from Stark County Board of MRDD. She enjoyed being with her family and friends and loved playing cards. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and a daughter.

Surviving are two sisters, two daughters, four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Monday July 18th, 2022 at 1030 a.m. at Beacon of Hope Church in Louisville with services beginning at 11:30 a.m.  A luncheon will immediately follow the service.  Burial will take place at East Lawn Cemetery in New Philadelphia, following the luncheon.