Akron Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio

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List of famous people who died in Akron, with photos when available. These notable Akron deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Akron, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Akron listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Akron has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

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This list of historic deaths in Akron includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Rudy Ray Moore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Rudy Ray Moore Died at 81 (1927-2008)

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Sidney Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Sidney Edgerton Died at 82 (1818-1900)

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Frances McGovern is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Frances McGovern Died at 77 (1927-2004)

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Tawia Modibo Ocran is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Tawia Modibo Ocran Died at 66 (1942-2008)

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William H. Upson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
William H. Upson Died at 87 (1823-1910)

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Art Arfons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Art Arfons Died at 81 (1926-2007)

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John F. Seiberling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
John F. Seiberling Died at 90 (1918-2008)

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Lillian Sweetser is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Lillian Sweetser Died at 89 (1885-1974)

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Joe Battin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Joe Battin Died at 85 (1852-1937)

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John S. Knight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
John S. Knight Died at 87 (1894-1981)

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Charles W. F. Dick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Charles W. F. Dick Died at 87 (1858-1945)

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Gus Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Gus Johnson Died at 49 (1938-1987)

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Al Nesser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Al Nesser Died at 74 (1893-1967)

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Harry Simpson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Harry Simpson Died at 54 (1925-1979)

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Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Died at 75 (1898-1973)

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Herman Keiser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Herman Keiser Died at 89 (1914-2003)

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Denny Shute is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Denny Shute Died at 70 (1904-1974)

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George Younce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
George Younce Died at 75 (1930-2005)

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Tod Sloan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Tod Sloan Died at 66 (1890-1956)

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Rube Ward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Rube Ward Died at 66 (1879-1945)

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Buck Washer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Buck Washer Died at 73 (1882-1955)

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Mike Kahoe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Mike Kahoe Died at 76 (1873-1949)

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Ralph Shafer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Ralph Shafer Died at 56 (1894-1950)

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Luke Sewell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Luke Sewell Died at 86 (1901-1987)

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Sam Wise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Sam Wise Died at 53 (1857-1910)

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Farmer Weaver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Farmer Weaver Died at 78 (1865-1943)

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James Hobart Ford is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
James Hobart Ford Died at 38 (1829-1867)

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Ward Van Orman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Ward Van Orman Died at 84 (1894-1978)

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Ed Walker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Ed Walker Died at 73 (1874-1947)

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Francis Seiberling is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Francis Seiberling Died at 75 (1870-1945)

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Charles Landon Knight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Charles Landon Knight Died at 66 (1867-1933)

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Oliver Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Oliver Ocasek Died at 74 (1925-1999)

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Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick Died at 54 (1863-1917)

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WIlliam P. Ginther is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
WIlliam P. Ginther Died at 75 (1858-1933)

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James S. Tan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
James S. Tan Died at 68 (1938-2006)

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Frank Motz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Frank Motz Died at 76 (1868-1944)

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Joe Neale is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Joe Neale Died at 47 (1866-1913)

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Jacob A. Kohler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Jacob A. Kohler Died at 81 (1835-1916)

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Ossie France is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Ossie France Died at 89 (1858-1947)

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Hank Ritter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Akron, Ohio
Hank Ritter Died at 71 (1893-1964)