Allen "Al" J. Sapp 78 of Ravenna died Saturday, January 12, 2013. He was born June 19, 1934 in Ravenna to Walter and Marie (Wancik) Sapp.
Al was a member of the First Christian Church in Ravenna and was a milkman for Sealtest and Chestnut Ridge Dairy and worked and retired as a courier for Ravenna City Schools. In high school he was a captain and star football player for Ravenna High School and starred in track, running the mile, 1/2 mile and relays. After he graduated Ravenna high school in 1952, he was a pitcher for the Portage Merchants in the Portage County Amateur League and was the hottest pitcher in the league in 1958. He was an avid bowler and Cleveland sports fan, He enjoyed his trips to Las Vegas, and was a former member of the Ravenna Moose and Kent Elks.
Survivors include his son, Ronald of Ravenna, grandson, Jeffrey A. Sapp II of Colorado, sister-in-law, Mary Sapp, niece, Connie (Dave) Smith and nephews, Tom and Dave Sapp all of Camarillo, CA, numerous cousins, relatives and friends and his beloved cats, Cloud and Storm. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, wife Sylvia Sapp, daughter, Beth Ann Finch, son Jeffrey A. Sapp and brother, Donald Sapp.
Calling hours will be from 5 - 8 PM Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the funeral home with Reverend Perry Mattern officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna. In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to the First Christian Church, 420 S. Prospect Street, Ravenna, OH 44266. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
(Shorts-Spicer-Crislip 330-296-6858, RC 1-15, 16-2013)