NEWTON FALLS - Arvadia R. Kazimer, 86, passed away peacefully at 12:54 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Arvadia was born April 28, 1926, in Warren, the daughter of the late Clifford and Ann Wojnarski Elliott. She has lived in Newton Falls since 1943, formerly of Champion.
Arvadia married William "Bill" Kazimer Sept. 11, 1948, and he passed away after 39 years of marriage Oct. 5, 1987. She has been a self-employed beautician since 1945. Arvadia was a longtime member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Newton Falls. She had over 45 years of leadership with the Campfire Girls and had served on the Cancer Board of Warren and MS Board in Youngstown. Arvadia loved the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns. She was an avid sports fan.
Arvadia is survived by her two sons, James Kazimer and Mark (Judy) Kazimer, both of Newton Falls; one daughter, Jane (Bruce) Simpson of Mukilteo, Wash.; and four grandchildren, Star (Casey) Miller of Marysville, Wash., Mars Simpson of Mukilteo, Wash., and Elliott Kazimer and Keri Kazimer, both of Newton Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Janet Kazimer; a brother, Philip Robert Elliott; and her daughter-in-law, Deborah Kazimer.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at James Funeral Home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary and Joseph's Church, preceded by a family prayer blessing at 10 a.m. at James Funeral Home. Arvadia will be laid to rest next to her husband in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Newton Falls.
The family requests that all contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or All Caring Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Building B Suite 101, Canfield, OH 44406 in memory of Arvadia.
Arrangements have been entrusted to James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440. Family and friends may view her obituary online and send condolences to www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.