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L. Wayne Vanaman

September 16, 1942 — August 19, 2022

Mr. L. Wayne Vanaman, age 79, passed away on August 19, 2022. He was born in Akron, OH to Malcolm and Edna Vanaman. Wayne married Nancy Cambria of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on October 15, 1960.

Wayne was preceded in death by his daughter Debbie. He is survived by his wife Nancy of 61 years of Ravenna, OH; his children, Laurie (Dan) LaChappell of Colorado Springs, CO; Wayne M (Dillene) Vanaman of Streetsboro, OH; Michael (Beverly) Vanaman of Ravenna, OH; Rebecca (Marcus) Barnes of Rootstown, OH; and Mark (Brody) Vanaman of Ravenna, OH; along with 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

He was a man full of love. Most of all he loved his God Jehovah and was a member of the Kent Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He loved his wife Nancy of 61 years, he loved each and everyone of his children. He loved his entire extended family. And he loved his neighbors and he proved it by regularly endeavoring to share the good news found in God's Word the Bible with them.

Wayne was a successful businessman starting Van's Tire by selling tires out of a van back in the 1970s. He passed down a good work ethic to his children and set a good example by doing his best to have fair and honest business practices.

He enjoyed being a family man. His favorite things to do were anything that included his kids and grandkids such as horseback riding, four wheeler riding or charter fishing. He also really enjoyed traveling with Nancy and the family, having a special fondness for the beach.

Wayne's wish was to be cremated and a service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022 in the Grand Ballroom at The New Center (NEOMED) 4211 State Route 44, Rootstown, Ohio 44272 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Doors will open at 4:00 p.m. Masks will be required.

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