CUYAHOGA FALLS — Palmer R. Canfield, 80, died July 4, 2004.
Mr. Canfield was born in Applegrove, W. Va., and had resided in Cuyahoga Falls his entire life, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1943. He retired as a Cuyahoga Falls firefighter in 1980 with 30 years service, having never missed a day of work and helping to organize the paramedics. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Marine Raiders. He enjoyed attending the Marine Raiders’ conventions. His memberships included Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, American Legion Charles Faust Post 281, Falls-Akron BPOE 1923, FOE Aerie 4335 and LOOM 918. He was a family man first and enjoyed the out of doors with his children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lydia and brother, Charles, and is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lee; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Patty of Dover; daughter, Christine of Cuyahoga Falls; grandson, Christian of Dover; sisters, Alma Canfield of Stow, Opal (Bill) Horne of Uniontown, Deloris Cameron and Garnett Canfield, both of Minerva; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in The Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Mass of the Resurrection will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Immaculate Heart of Mary. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of VNS, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333.