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Gene Blackburn

May 20, 1933 ~ September 21, 2021 (age 88)

Obituary

Gene Blackburn, 88, passed away on September 21, 2021.  He was born May 20, 1933 in Cottageville, West Virginia to the late Wade Everett and Hattie Blackburn.

 

Like a cat, it seemed as if Gene had nine lives.  After battling Leukemia for 26 years, he was finally overcome by what seemed like sheer exhaustion, surrounded by his loving wife and children.  He came to rest peacefully Tuesday knowing his family will be there for each other until they meet again.

 

Besides his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Blackburn and Ethel Pickins.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rosa May; sons, Jeff, Mark (Becky) and Brent (Babette “Babz”) Blackburn; daughter, Rosemary (Steve) Spinell; 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; sister, Opal Abbott; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

 

We appreciate beyond words the nurses and aids at Crossroads Hospice for always being such caring and wonderful caretakers.  Gene was so fond of all of you.

 

Funeral service will be held at NOON on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319 with Pastor Steve Bucy officiating.  Family and friends may call on Monday from 10 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Interment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made in Gene’s name to The Salvation Army of Summit County, 190 S. Maple Street, Akron, Ohio 44302-1603 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.

 

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Memorial Contributions:

The Salvation Army of Summit County
190 South Maple Street
Akron OH 44302-1603

         Or

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place   
Memphis TN 38105
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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Services

Visitation
Monday
September 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Funeral Service
Monday
September 27, 2021

12:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Interment following funeral service
Monday
September 27, 2021

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Rd
Rittman, Ohio 44270

Donations

The Salvation Army of Summit County
190 South Maple Street, Akron OH 44302-1603

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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