Aris E. ModonNovember 4, 1928 ~ July 15, 2017 (age 88)
Aris E. Modon, 88, of Dennison died on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Sienna Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation, Adena. Aris was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 4, 1928 to the late Emilio and Angelina (Smalldonne) Modon. He graduated high school in Brooklyn in 1947. After living in various cities around the country, Aris has spent the last ten years in the Tappan Lake area after retiring.
He obtained his MBA from Xavier University. Aris was also a member of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War Era.
Aris worked as the Human Resource Director for many companies over the United States, including General Electric from where he retired.
Aris had a long and wonderful life, making friends wherever he went. He always had a joke to share and will be remembered by many in this community as well as in Akron.
He was a member of many organizations including Tusco Rifle Club, the F.&.A.M. of Ohio 194 Mystic Tie Lodge in Dennison, the Kiwanis, Lions Club, and V.F.W. in the Akron area, and also V.F.W. and Kiwanis in New Philadelphia area. He was also involved with teaching English to immigrants at the International Institute of Technology. Aris especially enjoyed his church family at the Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church, where he and his wife Jane, were very active.
Aris is survived by his beloved wife Jane (Sager) Modon of Dennison, whom he married on July 11, 1998, two sons James (Patty) Modon of Cadiz, Ohio, and Gerry Modon of Bath, Ohio, two step-sons Christopher McIntosh (girlfriend Jackie Kubilus) of Clinton, Ohio and Dr. Gordon A. (Lauren) McIntosh of Texas, grandchildren James Emilio, Christopher James, Jessie James, Audrianna Rose, Michael and Alex Modon, and Dr. Lee and Ross Thomas, a sister Albina Kerwin of Florida, and his adopted family, with whom he made many memories boating on Tappan Lake, Kris May, Samantha Dennis, and Blake, Alivia, Alexia, Caitlyn, and Cara.
Aris was preceded in death by a daughter Pam Modon Thomas.
Visitation and Services will be held at the Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 19 from 5pm to time of service at 6pm with Pastor John Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at the Gnadenhutten-Clay Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Gnadenhutten, Ohio 44629.
Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church
220 N. Walnut Street - P.O. Box 37, Gnadenhutten OH 44629