Otilia Amelia Tamas

October 22, 1937 ‒ September 15, 2019

Chesterville, Ohio

Otilia Amelia Tamas formerly of Canton, Ohio passed away on September 15, 2019 the age of 81 while in Hospice Care due to Alzheimer’s at Morrow Manor in Chesterville, Ohio.

She is survived by her son Chuck Gherman and his wife Rhonda; grandchildren Samantha and Rob Gherman of Mount Vernon, Ohio; cousins Danny and Cyndi Ardelean of North Canton, their son Erik Ardelean and his wife Lorrie and daughter Madison of Canton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband George Tamas, parents Otilia and Miltiades Contonicos, Aunts Mary Ardelean and Cornelia Suciu, Uncles Istodie Laurentiu, Aurel Laurentiu and Nelu Laurentiu.

Of the things that mattered most to Tillie was her family. Her husband George was the love of her life as he was hers. She frequently mentioned how blessed she was to have George as her husband as he was a smart, good, gentleman giving his stepson Chuck his first bike. They enjoyed spending time together along with friends at the Hungarian Club in Akron, where George was a member.  One of her fondest memories was spending time in the kitchen with her mother cooking a big family and friends Greek or Romanian dinner. She was always proud of her son and thoroughly enjoyed her time with her grandchildren Samantha and Rob.

Early on she moved to New York City to earn her Cosmetology Certificate and continued living there afterwards while working in her profession. Years later she moved back to Canton, Ohio to be closer to her family and retired from Danner Press after 30 years in 1999. She enjoyed spending more time with her husband George, family and friends while in retirement.

In her last few years while living with Alzheimer’s she brought a smile to those around her at Morrow Manor with her cheerful personality. The family would like to thank the staff of Morrow Manor for their compassionate care.

Otilia always enjoyed receiving Flowers while the family also suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:30 am in the Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Otilia AmiliaTamas.


  • Chuck and family, we were saddened to learn of the passing of your lovely Mother and Grandmother. I always loved when she came for a visit and stopped into the plant, and those talks we had. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her and so blessed to have known her.

    Thinking of you
    Ray and Jaci

  • To the gherman family .
    Sorry to hear of your loss of a mother, and grandmother. May see rest in peace. May her husband welcome her into his arms again. And they can be together once again.