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Summit County Executive Russ Pry memorial service is Aug. 13

From Staff Reports Published: August 3, 2016 6:46 PM

Akron -- A memorial service in honor of Summit County Executive Russ Pry, who passed away at the age of 58 on July 31, 2016, will be Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.

A celebration of Mr. Pry's life will follow at Tangier on West Market Street in Akron from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Pry's name may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Visiting Nurse Service.

Mr. Pry was diagnosed with colon cancer in June and had been recovering since surgery on June 14, according to a press release from Pry's office.

He died "peacefully" July 31 when a "series of setbacks in his recovery became too much."

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