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Gloria Jean (Ribbeck)Storms

Gloria Jean (Ribbeck)Storms formerly of Akron passed away on July 4th 2020. She graduated from Akron Central in 1971. She worked a short time at Akron Rule and Krehers Egg Farm.Her parents were Dorothy(Smith)and Harold Ribbeck. She was the wife of the late Jack L. Storms. She is survived by her two sons Shaun Storms and Shane (Samantha) Storms. Her siblings are Arlene (Edward) Berghorn, Barbara (Terry) Stanley,Katherine ( Wayne) Balcerzak and Ronald Ribbeck. Many nieces,nephews and cousins survive her.

Josephine M. Brinck

Josephine M. Brinck known as “Josie” to family and friends, entered into rest peacefully on July 2, 2020.

She was the youngest daughter of Italian immigrants Benedetto and Angeline (Pillittire) Gardo. After losing her husband suddenly in 1966 she raised her two daughters. Josie enjoyed traveling, gardening, socializing at large family gatherings and was a voracious reader.  She was smart and very witty, often called “the hip aunt”.

She leaves behind two daughters, Anita Brinck and Katrina (Jeff) Cheavacci; two grandchildren, Nicholas  Cheavacci and Allissa Cheavacci and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Brinck in 1966.

A Memorial is planned for a future date when Josie’s family and friends can safely gather to celebrate her life. 

Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home Akron

Steven Carl Richardson

Steven Carl Richardson, went home to be with his Lord peacefully on July 8, 2020.  He was born in Batavia, New York on May 24, 1982 to Thomas and Diane (Fisher) Richardson.

He graduated from Christian Central Academy in 2000 and excelled in machine tool at BOCES. After graduation he started a tool & die maker apprenticeship at Palma. Steve worked five different places over the next nine years as a machinist. Steve also found time to work part-time as a farm hand. In 2005 he enlisted in the Air Force Reserves as an Aircraft Metals Technician. His experience as a machinist helped him to excel. In 2009 he accepted a full-time position as a Civilian Aircraft Metals Technician at Stratton ANGB maintaining C-130 skibirds for research missions to Antarctica. Steve and his wife Grace were married in 2008, lived in Schenectady during 2009 and moved back to WNY in 2010 when Steve transferred to the Niagara Falls ARS.

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