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March 4, 2010
The Town Crier

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at Canfield Presbyterian Church for Doris E. Ockerman, 96, who died Feb. 20 at Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Poland.

Doris was born Dec. 6, 1913 in Chicago, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Palowitz) Mackovick.

She was a 1934 graduate of South High School in Youngstown and spent her adult life as a homemaker raising and caring for her family.

She was a longtime member of the Canfield Presbyterian Church and a founding member of the Canfield Women’s Club. A member of the Canfield Shade Tree and Park Association, she volunteered with the Red Cross for 35 years, and was honored as 1974’s Woman of The Year by the Canfield Community Club.

Doris had many hobbies and interests, including needlework, gardening, portrait painting, bird watching and knitting blankets for premature babies at Tod Children’s Hospital.

She married George R. Ockerman Aug. 21, 1936, and he preceded her in death Jan. 18, 1999.

She is survived by a daughter, Jean L. (Robert) Gallaway of Good Thunder, Minn.; three grandchildren, Nanette (David) Hartup of Cincinnati, Aaron Gallaway of Englewood, Fla., and Erik (Dawn) Gallaway of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and three great-grandchildren, Nick, Emily, and Tyler.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen.

Friends may call for one hour prior to services, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Canfield Presbyterian Church in Doris and her husband George’s memory, to the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown in memory of the Ockerman and Woods families, to the Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato, Minn., or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lane Funeral Home Canfield Chapel. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at

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