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Doris Maybelle (Hill) SiposFebruary 10, 1922 ~ April 21, 2017 (age 95)
Doris Sipos, 95, passed away April 21, 2017, at the Ohio Living Rockynol Retirement Community in Akron Ohio. She was born on February 10, 1922, in Akron, as the only child of James A. and Vera Hill. She was a life-long resident of Akron, except for a couple years during World War II. Doris graduated from South High School in 1939, and remained active in her class reunions for the next 70 years. After high school graduation, she worked in the B.F. Goodrich Company offices and took University of Akron courses through Goodrich.
In 1941, she met Steve Sipos of Barberton in a local Isaly’s ice cream shop. They eloped and married on November 15, 1941, in Richmond, Indiana. Their reception was held on December 7, 1941, and was interrupted by news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Steve joined the Army early in 1942, and Doris joined him at Ft Monmouth, New Jersey, for a couple of months before he deployed. Doris moved to Tacoma Park, Maryland, where she lived with an uncle and aunt until her husband returned from the war. While in Maryland, she worked in Suitland, Maryland, at the Hydrographic Office of the Navy Department. She was very proud of her contributions to the war effort, and remained actively interested in all aspects of the Greatest Generation, especially the World War II Memorial.
In 1944, Steve received a medical discharge from the Army, and he and Doris returned to Akron. In 1945, they bought a house in Firestone Park where Doris lived for the next 65 years before moving to Rockynol. During the six years after moving to Firestone Park, she gave birth to her three sons. She was active in their schools and the community, including the YMCA where she chaired the Mothers’ Club and was active in the fund raising necessary to double the size of the building on Wilbeth Road.
In 1954, Doris went to work for the Carter-Jones Lumber Company, while maintaining her involvement with her sons’ schools. For the next 37 years, she worked for Carter-Jones at the main office on Tallmadge Avenue, and continued working for the Oil and Gas division of Carter-Jones when it was sold to Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric to become Midcoast Resources Company. However, when that office moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, Doris chose to retire in 1993.
Doris continued to live in Firestone Park, and became active in several senior groups, including the Prime Timers. A prolific knitter, she produced afghans for all her children and grandchildren, and for many good friends. She enjoyed attending a baseball game when the Akron Aeros were in town. She traveled widely after retirement, with visits to Hawaii, Europe, as well as Colorado, North Carolina, and Washington D.C., where her sons lived. In addition, she very much enjoyed her train trip across Canada.
Doris was preceded in death, in 1986, by her husband, Steve. She is survived by her 3 sons, Larry, James Martin, and Wallace Neal, their wives; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Per Doris’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private inurnment took place at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Doris’s name to The World War II Foundation, 333 White Horn Drive, Suite One, Kingston, RI 02881. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.