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Catherine "Sis" Ake1

Female
b. circa March 1917, d. 28 February 2014


Father Merlin E. Ake1 b. circa 1889, d. 9 September 1959
Mother Catherine A. "Kate" Firestone1 b. 5 February 1891, d. December 1980
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Family Wright Bronson Jr. b. 7 July 1918, d. 6 August 1997
Marriage* circa 1943  Akron, Summit Co., OH, Principal=Wright Bronson Jr.3,4 
Children  1. Catherine "Cathy" Bronson b. 28 May 1946, d. 18 Feb 2010
  2. Pat Bronson b. 1948
  3. Pamela "Pam" Bronson b. 13 Aug 1951

Birth* circa March 1917  Akron, Summit Co., OH1 
Census* 1920  1920 Federal Census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron Township, Akron, Ward 8, ED: 229, Series: T625, Roll: 1438, Page: 229B, January 7
Sheet 5B, 943 Wye Drive
(enumerated with father, M E Ake)
76, 88, 96, Ake, Katherine, Daughter, , , F, W, 2 9/12, S, , , , , , , Ohio, , Ohio, , Nebraska, , , None, , ,1 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, Ohio, Summit County, Copley Township, ED: 77-231, Series: T626, Roll: 1881, Page: 27B, April 22
Sheet 14B, Stockfield Road
(enumerated with father, Merlin Ake)
75, 329, 448, Ake, Catherine, Daughter, , , , No, F, W, 13, S, , Yes, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Nebraska, , 59, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,2 
Married Name circa 1943  Bronson3,4 
Marriage* circa 1943  Akron, Summit Co., OH, Principal=Wright Bronson Jr.3,4 
Death* 28 February 2014  Laurel Lake Community, Hudson, Summit Co., OH5,6,7 
News/Obit* 3 March 2014  Catherine A. "Sis" Bronson

1917 - 2014

Catherine A. "Sis" Bronson, 96, died on February 28, 2014 at Laurel Lake Community in Hudson, Ohio.

She was born on March 20, 1917, in Akron, Catherine Elizabeth Ake was the daughter of Merlin E. Ake and Catherine Firestone Ake. Known, lovingly, to friends and family as Sis, she was predeceased by her husband, Wright Bronson, Jr. in 1997, and her daughter, Catherine B. Kostewicz, in 2010.

She is survived by her two daughters, Pat (Rob) Rose of Toledo, Ohio, and Pam Giambrone of Rochester, New York; five grandchildren, Mickey Craig, Jamie Rose, Robb (Helen) Giambrone, Charlie (Melissa) Giambrone, and Catie (Mark) Tortarella. Sis is also survived by her nine great-grandchildren, Anna and Grant Craig, Evy Rose, Dominic, Sophia, and Julia Giambrone, Luka and Liam Giambrone, and Benjamin Tortarella.

As a youth, Sis attended King School, and graduated from Old Trail School in 1935. She went on to Connecticut College for Women, where she graduated in 1939. A lifetime resident of Akron, Sis married Wright in 1945, where they raised their three daughters. Sis will fondly be remembered for her countless years of community service. She was a dedicated volunteer for Akron City Hospital, where she served on the Women's Board, and volunteered for many years at Laurel Lake. She was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Portage Country Club, and the Akron City Garden Club.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Akron, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Summa Foundation at 525 East Market St., Akron, OH 44304, or St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 1361 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313. To share a Memory, Send a Condolence, or Light a Candle, visit the Tribute Wall at www.billowfuneralhomes.com

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Published in the Akron Beacon Journal (OH), March 3 & 4, 2014.7,6 

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Citations
  1. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S323] News Bank.
  4. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.
  5. [S523] Catherine Feudner Family Information, Kate Feudner.
  6. [S612] News Bank.
  7. [S153] Akron Beacon Journal.


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