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KANGAS connections in Ashtabula, OH
Posted by: Gregg Watts Date: August 22, 2000 at 21:10:21
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Someone researching the KANGAS family contacted me last spring re: the Conneaut HS yearbooks in my possession. Couldn't help them, but since then have run across these KANGAS items and thought I'd post them in hopes that he finds them. All are from the Ashtabula Star-Beacon online edition. [NOTE: I am NOT researching this line and have no further information.]

Lillian M. Jarvi
SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP - Lillian M. Jarvi, 81, of Douglas Road, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 11, 1918, in Ashtabula, the daughter of Thomas and Aina (Tuuri) KANGAS and has been a lifelong area resident. She was a 1936 graduate of Harbor High School, and worked with her husband, Reuben A., at the Sherwin-Williams store in Ashtabula. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Ashtabula and her hobbies included crafts and sewing.
Survivors include her sister, Florence Bernardo of Ashtabula.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, in 1990; a brother, Arne Kangas; and a sister, Lempi Carey.
Service is 11 a.m. Friday at Ross-Billman Funeral Home, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula. The Rev. Timothy J. Landskroener of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Calling hour at the funeral home is 10 a.m. Friday until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ashtabula County. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

July 19, 2000

Edward C. Adkins
TAMPA, Fla. - Edward C. Adkins, 75, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in Tampa.
Born in the farming community of Villisca, Iowa, Mr. Adkins earned a Congressional commission to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1949. After five years of active duty commanding submarines and destroyers in the U.S. Navy, he resigned his commission to study law at the University of Michigan. Mr. Adkins continued to serve his country as an officer in the Naval Reserve, retiring after 20 years with the rank of captain. He practiced law at Artur and Hadden in Cleveland for six years. Mr. Adkins was corporate counsel for General Motors, successfully defending the corporation against national headline-making lawsuits filed by Ralph Nader. In 1971, Mr. Adkins moved his family to Tampa from Detroit, becoming a partner at Carlton Fields, then at Holland and Knight. At both firms, he directed the litigation practices. Mr. Adkins actively supported the professional development of younger attorneys, mentoring them and opening up opportunities for their advancement. He also contributed legal services to people in need in Tampa. He served as a merit badge counselor and on the leadership council for Boy Scouts of America, taught Sunday school and sang bass in church choirs. Mr. Adkins was past patron of Palma Ceia Chapter 243, Order of Eastern Star, a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Egypt Temple Shrine.
Survivors include his wife, Claudia (KANGAS), of Tampa, whom he married Sept. 17, 1955, at the former Finnish Lutheran Church in Conneaut; one daughter, Pamela of New York City; two sons: Philip of London, England, and Paul of Hong Kong; one granddaughter, Nastassia.
A memorial service will be Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 501 S. Dale Mabry, in Tampa, with the Rev. Robert Schaefer, officiating. A graveside service will be held at a later date in East Conneaut Cemetery in Conneaut. Memorial contributions may be made to the "49 House," U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, 247 King George St., Annapolis, MD 21402. Arrangements in Florida are being handled by Morgan Funeral Home, Tampa. Local arrangements are being handled by Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.

18 August 2000

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