Mary E. Harkless

Born: Thu., Sep. 12, 1929
Died: Fri., Sep. 29, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: Cuyahoga Falls

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Cuyahoga Falls

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Mary E. Harkless (Pitz) 88 years old of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, passed away September 29, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimers.

She was born in Akron, Ohio to James and Mildred (Cook) Pitz.  Mary was married to Donald C. Harkless for 66 years until his death in March 2017.

She was a proud housewife, mother and a very good cook to five children.  Mary was a charter member of the Bailey Road Christian Church, where she served as an Elder, Deconate and was a long time choir member.

Mary had a passion for music.  She could often be heard humming, singing hymns or playing the organ.  She enjoyed watching soap operas.

Mary is preceded in death by her youngest son, Thomas James Harkless, in 1983.

Mary is survived by her children, Timothy (the late Sherri), Christopher, Jack (Janine) and daughter, Elaine; grandchildren, Shelley, Sean, Steven, Rudy and Crystal; great grandchildren, Harlie, Olivia, Rylin and Owen; brothers, Robert and Gerald Pitz.

Calling hours 4-7pm Thursday, October 5th at Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 810 Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls.  The service will be Friday, October 6th at 11:00am at the Funeral Home.

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Bill Bennett
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
God Bless the Harkless Family . My sympathy at the loss of your mother. I was so fond of Thom. He was my most special friend from Camp and I have always kept him in my heart. I am glad to know he is reunited with his dear parents . Remember your mother father and Thom with smiles not tears.

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