STOW: Mourners wishing to pay their respects to Army 2nd Lt. David E. Rylander will have the opportunity to line two funeral procession routes Saturday.
Rylander, 23, who volunteered to be deployed to Afghanistan last year, was killed May 2 when a roadside bomb struck his unit’s truck in Logar Province. Spc. Junot M.L. Cochilus, 34, of Charlotte, N.C., also died; two other soldiers were injured.
The funeral service for Rylander, a former Stow resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Chapel, 135 Fir Hill in Akron.
His procession will leave Redmon Funeral Home in Stow at 10:15 a.m., travel south on Darrow Road, then west on state Route 59 (Kent Road) through Silver Lake and into Cuyahoga Falls, then south on state Route 8 before exiting at the Buchtel Avenue/Carroll Street ramp.
Following the funeral service, the procession will leave The Chapel and travel on West Market Street to the Akron Innerbelt, then west on I-76 to the state Route 57 exit. At Route 57, the procession will head south, then turn west on Seville Road and south on Rawiga Road to the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, at 10175 Rawiga Road in Rittman, where Rylander will be buried with military honors.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Redmon, 3633 Darrow Road.