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Faye Ellen (Derks) East

November 3, 1946 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Faye East Obituary

Faye East, 76, formerly of Akron/Green peacefully passed away on October 26, 2023, at her home in Hilton Head, South Carolina of an unexpected heart attack. Although her physical heart may have faltered, the love it held shines as a beacon for all those fortunate enough to have been touched by her presence.


Faye was born on November 3, 1946, to Ralph and Ruth Derks in Akron.  She had a successful career working in family practice medicine and spent many years helping teach medical students and residents at NEOUCOM.


Along with her parents, Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn East.  She is survived by her two cherished daughters, Kelly Thornton and Stacy (Eric) Zabel; three grandchildren who inherited her warm and caring smile, Christopher (Kayla) Thornton, Matthew Thornton, and Zoey Zabel; great-grandson, Cooper Thornton, brother, Mike (Jenny) Derks; as well as many nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends that made her life full and she loved beyond words.


A celebration of Faye's remarkable life will be held from 5 to 7 P.M. on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 East Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron Ohio 44319.  Interment will take place on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 1:30 P.M. at Greensburg Cemetery.  To leave a special message for the family, visit our website at


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Celebration of Life Gathering
November 2, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

November 3, 2023

1:30 PM
Greensburg Cemetery, North Canton, Thursby Road, Ohio


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