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“It will be a year tomorrow since we lost you. We are still so sad without your presence among us.I think of you every dad & am so thankful for your...Read More »
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“We are still mourning our loss of you. We are being very selfish in this way. You're finally free. Free from pain. Free from trying so hard to fight....Read More »
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“My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family . We all will miss her. Love kevin. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: kevin mahon - akron, OH

“Marian, I'm going to miss you so much. We sure had some fun rides together with friends and family. You will always be riding with me in my heart....Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kevin - Akron, OH

“Smiley, you left us much too soon. They say that only the good go young, how very true with you! What a party you all are are having in Heaven...Read More »
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“I remember when Uncle Joe was dating Aunt Eleanor. They would bring Marian with them to visit us in Streetsboro. She was probably 3 or 4 at the time....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce Oriti Anderson - Arlington, TN

“I will miss you, Aunt Marian. ”
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MARIAN " SMILEY" SHORT (NEE GERK) age 56. Passed away peacefully Friday March 7 with her loving children by her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Cherished wife of the late Bob. Beloved mother of Melissa (Hugh) Heckman and John Short. Loving grandmother of Chloe Heckman. Daughter of John and Helen (nee Behm) Gerk (both deceased). Sister of Norman (Diane) Gerk, Eleanor (Joseph) Oriti, Rita (Thomas) Kral and Robert Gerk. Dear Aunt and Great Aunt and close friend to many.
VISITATION TUESDAY MARCH 11, 2014 4-8 P.M. AND WEDNESDAY MARCH 12, 2014 2-6 P.M. Interment private
In lieu of flowers the family suggests for those who wish, donations in Marian's name to the Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service of Akron, Ohio or American Cancer Society. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, Bath Creek Estates Nursing Home and McDowell Cancer Institute at Akron General for their excellent care and support .