Category: Obituaries

Paul Lawrinowicz

Paul Lawrinowicz, passed away on July 25, 2020. He was born in Germany on April 14,1948 to the late Maria Lawrinowicz.

He was a 1966 graduate of Alexander High School and then served his country in the United States Army. Paul worked for many years as a foreman for Lewis Tree Service. He was a huge Miami Dolphins fan. He was fascinated with wolves and loved watching old western television shows and movies.

Beloved husband of Hanna Lawrinowicz; loving father of Michael (Davina) Lawrinowicz and  Steven Lawrinowicz; dear stepfather of Lyudmyla Barna and Viktor Barna; proud grandfather of Erik Lawrinowicz and Alex Lawrinowicz.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. 

Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home, Akron

Thomas “TK” Kelkenberg

Thomas Kelkenberg “TK” passed away on July 20, 2020. He was born in Medina, New York on April 13, 1957 to the late Ernest and Marilyn Kelkenberg.

He attended school in Royalton Hartland School and then went on to become a stone mason/carpenter. His talent took him around the country for his chosen craft. Until recently, he worked for Whiting Rollup Door. TK had a gift; mechanical solutions came naturally to him. Thomas loved the game of billiards and was an active member of several pool leagues.

Thomas is survived by four siblings; Timothy (Pat) Kelkenberg, Jeffrey (Diana) Kelkenberg, Karen (Duane) Castricone, and Brenda (Kris) Buryta; an uncle, Roger (Beverly) Grove; two aunts, Bernice Dalaba and Marge Kingdollar; many nieces, nephews and cousins. TK is also survived by life long friend, Ken Mynard as well as longtime friend, Jay Carnes and many other friends.

A Celebration of Thomas’ Life will be held at Akron Falls Park, Shelter 1 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at noon. 

Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home, Akron

Bonnita Rice

Bonnita (Schultz) Rice, lost her battle with cancer at the age of 83, on July 11, 2020. She was born in Akron, New York on October 9, 1936 to the late Henry and Gladys (McGinley) Schultz.

Bonnita was a 1955 graduate of Akron Central High School. She married her husband Darwin in September of 1955. Bonnita worked at Perry’s Ice Cream for many years as a freezer operator. She and Darwin loved taking long walks together.

Survived by husband, Darwin Rice, married for 64 years; sister, Dorothy Lee Schultz; seven children, Mark Rice, Brenda Szymczak, Cindy Huebert, Laura Roggen, Dale Rice, Scott Rice, Dorothylee Akin. Bonnita is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be no public services.  Ross Funeral Home, Akron