Dear Mary: the following info might help you, but you may use the google search engine and look for "Akron Beacon Journal" +obits"
Finding an obituary prior to 1985 The Beacon Journal library is closed to the public. If you need to find obituaries prior to 1985, please contact the Akron-Summit County Public Library. They can be reached at 330-643-9010.
The Akron-Summit County Public Library also keeps a list of freelance genealogical researchers. They may also be able to assist you in other searches.
The Akron-Summit County Public Library has obituaries dating back to 1840. They have a gap from 1986 to 1989 they are trying to fill. They said obituaries are fairly easy to find since there is usually a date to search.