St. Edward High School Alumni Obituaries

St. Edward High School Alumni Obituaries

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Sep 8, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Len Simecek, Class of 1958, father of Donald Simecek, Class of 1986. Please keep the Simecek family in your prayers. LEONARD C. SIMECEK, age 81. Beloved husband of the late Frances R. (nee Guschwan); loving father of Christine, Donald and Cheryl. Dear cousin, uncle and great uncle of many. Passed away Saturday September 4, 2021. Funeral Mass Friday, September 10, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd.) at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) THURSDAY from 4-7 p.m. Family suggests memorial donations to Aluminum Cans for Burned Children at www.acbc.org
Sep 7, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Matt Wey, Class of 1953. Please keep the Wey family in your prayers. MATHIAS "Matt" WEY, age 86, of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, born January 12, 1935, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2021. He is survived by daughters Kit Slawski, her former husband Robb and their sons Andrew, Ryan and Daniel; Eileen Worman, her husband Matt and their son Matthew; Molly Schissler, her husband Jeff and their sons Marty and Evan; sons Matt, his wife Jennifer and their children Andrew, Peter (Kate), Haley and Ellen; Mike, his wife Tami and their children Michael, Casey (Allison), Kyle (Taylor) and Megan; and Marty, his wife Tracy and their children Nikki Olson (Ted), A.J. and Amy; great-grandchildren Aiden Wey, Reagan Wey, Camden Wey, Callen Wey, Aubree Wey and Kennedy Wey; and many special friends. Born in Cleveland, Ohio he was preceded in death by Rose Marie "Ree," his loving wife of 63 years, parents Alexander and Matilda Wey, and sister, Maretta Wey, SND. Matt attended St. James Catholic School in Lakewood, Ohio and was a member of the first graduating class of St. Edward High School in 1953. He attended the University of Notre Dame ('57) on a Navy ROTC scholarship and served proudly in the U.S. Navy for four years. After settling in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in 1979, Matt and Ree opened their home as the Little Red House Bed & Breakfast for fourteen years (1995-2009) welcoming hundreds of guests from around the world, many of whom would become lifelong friends. He will be remembered for his wit, compassion, and service to others. Matt will be interred alongside his beloved Rose Marie at Our Lady of Sorrows at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the University of Notre Dame campus at a future date.
Aug 31, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Eleanor Bostwick, mother of Bob Bostwick, Jr., Class of 1968. Please keep the Bostwick family in your prayers. ELEANOR AGNES BOSTWICK (Salay) of Cleveland, Ohio, aged 93, entered into rest on August 28, 2021. Loving wife of Robert Sr. (d.), devoted mother of Kathleen (Mark Uhoda)(d., d.), and Robert Jr. (Diane), beloved grandmother of Allison (Trevor Hardin), Ryan (Lauren) and Blake (Rebekah) Bostwick, and Kristin and Robert Uhoda. Cherished neighbor, "Ellie" was often referred to as "The Queen of Orchard Park." She was known for her sharp wit, humor, kindness, and love of those she met, and those who met her. Funeral Mass to be held at St.Mel's Church (14436 Triskett, Cleveland, Ohio 44111) on Wed. Sept. 1, 2021 at 10:00AM, followed by a Celebration of Life. She loved spending time with her family, having a beer paired with chips with her friends and neighbors, and being the life of the party. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cleveland APL in her honor. "Angels watch over us."
Aug 30, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Maureen Weyers, our St. Ed's Edwardian Players costume designer from 1982-1991, and mother of Craig Weyers, Class of 1980. Please keep the Weyers family in your prayers. MAUREEN WEYERS (nee McCabe), age 80, formerly of Berea, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Rockville MD after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Born in Green Bay WI to Peter and Emma McCabe, Maureen was the youngest of nine siblings. She attended Freedom High School and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After marrying she moved to Berea where she raised three children, attended St. Mary's Church and volunteered at St. Mary's, Magnificat, and St. Edward schools. After the family moved to the Washington DC area in 1991, Maureen volunteered at the Arena Stage Theatre, sang in the church choir at Holy Family Church in Davidsonville MD, and was a coordinator of the Lazarus ministry at Holy Family. In addition to her parents, Maureen is predeceased by seven siblings, seven in-laws and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Vernon Weyers; son Craig (Cynthia) Weyers, daughters Amy (Joseph) Maxwell and Megan (Robert) Scheibel, grandchildren Adrienne Weyers, Grace, Erin, Daniel and Molly Maxwell, and Emma, Maggie, and Abby Scheibel, brother Vincent (Judy) McCabe, eleven brothers- and sisters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews and friends. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville MD with interment in Wisconsin. www.KalasFuneralHomes.com
Aug 30, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Gail Viancourt, wife of Ed Viancourt, Jr., Class of 1961, mother of Edward III "Bud" Viancourt, Class of 1983, and Joe Viancourt, Class of 1984, grandmother of Jack Viancourt, Class of 2018, and sister-in-law of Bob Viancourt, Class of 1965, and the late Dave Viancourt, Class of 1961. Please keep the Viancourt family in your prayers. GAIL A. VIANCOURT (nee Bill) age 76. Beloved wife of 58 years to Edward J. Viancourt, Jr.; loving mother of Edward III "Bud" (Kristine), Joseph and Lori Ann Shaw (Dean); grandmother of Katie, Connor, Jack, Zoey, Kadyn, Declan, Roan and Avery Luke; daughter of the late Mildred (nee Schlatterbeck) and Edward Bill; sister of Gary and the late Robert and Bonnie Aslaksen; aunt and friend of many. Passed away August 27, 2021. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for her Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 1, St. Joseph Church (32929 Lake Rd. Avon Lake) at 11 A.M. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS TUESDAY 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Joseph's Indian School, 1301 N. Main Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325. https://www.stjo.org/ would be appreciated.
Aug 27, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. Hubert Carlin, father of Terry Carlin, Class of 1990, Colleen Fillar, who works in our attendance office, and grandfather of Mike Fillar, Class of 2005. Please keep the Carlin and Fillar families in your prayers. HUBERT J. CARLIN, Age 81. Beloved husband of 55 years to the late Sheila M. (nee Parsells); loving father of Denise (deceased), Colleen Fillar (Jon), Bridget Russ (George), Kathleen Carlin, Patricia Anglin (Patrick), Megan Hoke (Matt) and Terrence (Stacey); grandfather of 20; great grandfather of 13; brother of Charles (deceased) (Dorothy) and David (Karen). U.S. Army Veteran. Passed away August 25, 2021. Funeral Mass St. Bernadette Church 2256 Clague Rd. Westlake, Monday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m. Interment private. Friends may call at the CHURCH MONDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. UNTIL TIME OF MASS. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions suggested to Monastery of the Poor Clares 3501 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH 44111 or Treatment Works, Inc. – The Absolute House 7835 Harvard Ave. Cleveland, OH 44105.
Aug 19, 2021 Richard Csongei, Age 76. Beloved husband of 35 years to Patricia (nee Coyne); loving father of Douglas, David (Ann), Stephen (Melissa), Patrick (Kathrine Boye) and Sarah; dear Papa to Ruby; brother to Janice Hill (Hugh, deceased), Marianne Krieger (Edward), Robert, Ronald (Ronald Easa), and Catherine; son of the late Geza and Mary Ann (nee Mihalko); brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle to many. Richard began his career as a teacher and coach at St. Edward High School and retired in 2009 as Dean of Students. He loved road trips, golf, trains and following high school sports. Next time you see a passing train, consider it "a bonus" as Dick would say. He will be missed by his loving family. Passed away August 14, 2021. Funeral Mass Blessed Trinity Church, 14040 Puritas Ave., Cleveland, Thursday, August 26th at 11 AM (EVERYONE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Private – St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at HOLY FAMILY CHAPEL at ST. EDWARD HIGH SCHOOL, 13500 DETROIT AVE. ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25th from 4-8 P.M. Family suggests memorial contributions to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107.
Aug 19, 2021 Age 76. Beloved husband of 35 years to Patricia (nee Coyne); loving father of Douglas, David (Ann), Stephen (Melissa), Patrick (Kathrine Boye) and Sarah; dear Papa to Ruby; brother to Janice Hill (Hugh, deceased), Marianne Krieger (Edward), Robert, Ronald (Ronald Easa), and Catherine; son of the late Geza and Mary Ann (nee Mihalko); brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle to many. Richard began his career as a teacher and coach at St. Edward High School and retired in 2009 as Dean of Students. He loved road trips, golf, trains and following high school sports. Next time you see a passing train, consider it "a bonus" as Dick would say. He will be missed by his loving family. Passed away August 14, 2021. Funeral Mass Blessed Trinity Church, 14040 Puritas Ave., Cleveland, Thursday, August 26th at 11 AM (EVERYONE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Private – St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at HOLY FAMILY CHAPEL at ST. EDWARD HIGH SCHOOL, 13500 DETROIT AVE. ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25th from 4-8 P.M. Family suggests memorial contributions to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107.
Aug 18, 2021 Below is the death notice of John A. "Jack" Bouhall, father of John, Class of 1975, George, Class of 1976, Michael, Class of 1978, and Martin, Class of 1981. Please keep the Bouhall family in your prayers. JOHN A. "JACK" BOUHALL, Age 93, of Bay Village and of Leesburg, FL; beloved husband of the late Elizabeth G. "Betsy" (nee Gruber) and the late Virginia "Gini" Hollingsworth Bouhall; loving father of John B. (Melanie), George A. (Elaine – deceased), Michael M., Joseph C., Martin D., Daniel R. (Jenna), Bonnie J. Hartman and James P. Stepfather of Karen Turchetta (Paul) and Loren Lovegreen; dear grandfather of 12; great-grandfather of 5; brother of the late Robert C. (Nancy). US Army Veteran. Passed away, July 12, 2021, in Florida where he lived the past 26 years. Funeral Mass, St. Luke Church (Bunts Rd. and Clifton Blvd. Lakewood) Saturday, September 25th at 10:30 AM. EVERYONE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Reception to follow after interment. Friends may call at McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD, 14133 Detroit Ave., FRIDAY, September 24th 4 – 7 PM. Family suggests memorial contributions to St Ignatius High School, Class of 47 Tuition Fund, 1911 W. 30th St. Cleveland, OH. 44113. For complete obituary visit www.mcgorray-hanna.com.
Aug 18, 2021 Below is the death notice of Ronald Meredith, Jr., father of Cole, Class of 2020 and brother-in-law of James Young, Class of 1997. Please keep the Meredith and Young families in your prayers. RONALD MEREDITH, JR.(Ronn/Rondo) of Rocky River; age 48, beloved husband of Marni Meredith (nee Young); loving father of Cole, Ava, and Reese; son of the late Ronald Meredith and Roberta (nee Cole); dear brother to Scott Meredith (Carol), the late Robert Meredith (Paula), Tracy Meredith; son-in-law to Ron and Diane Dzurec; brother-in-law to James Young (Suzanne), Matt Dzurec, Sarah Tannous (Mike), uncle to Jenna, Scott, Madison, Mackenzie, Valerie, Ryder, Lily, Sydney, Jimmy, and loving friend to so many, all of whom will feel his loss. The family will receive friends in the gathering area of the Church Friday, August 20 from 12:00-1:00 pm followed by a Funeral Mass at 1:00 pm at St. Christopher Parish, 20141 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116. In honor of Ronn, a donation can be made to OneSight, 4000 Luxottica Place Mason, OH 45040.
Aug 16, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jerome "Jay" Gallagher, Class of 1964, brother of Tom, Class of 1962. Please keep the Gallagher family in your prayers. JEROME “JAY” GALLAGHER, born September 23, 1945 in the Bronx, New York, died suddenly August 7, 2021 in Parma, Ohio. He is survived by his beloved life partner of 36 years Debbie Ronsky Jones, brothers Thomas of Chicago, Illinois and Brian (Michelle) of Pensacola, Florida, sister Monica Crisp (George) of Jacksonville, Florida, and David (Joanie) Ronsky of Seven Hills, Ohio. He also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Margaret, and sister Carleen Ball. Jay was a resident of the Cleveland, Ohio area for most of his life and graduated from St. Edward High School. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1965 to 1969 and then in the U. S. Naval Reserves from 1969 to 1971. Jay was known for his bear hugs, spaghetti sauce, and annual clam bakes and pig roasts with friends. He had a wicked sense of humor. Always quick with a joke – he seemed to know them all. He always let everyone know where he stood, usually in a booming voice. Jay’s smile and love of family and friends will be greatly missed – he was a real character, but he was our character. A celebration of Jay's life will be announced at a later date.
Aug 16, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Alice "Al" Stern, mother of Jim, Class of 1973, and Bill, Class of 1976. Please keep the Stern family in your prayers. ALICE “AL” STERN (Nee Keller) AGE 94. Beloved wife of 60 years to Bob (deceased); Loving mother of Tom (Gail deceased), (Nancy), Mary Alice, Jim (Gail), Bill (Melissa) and Kate Van Niel (Rob); dear Grandmother of Sarah, Maggie, Rob, Becky, Pat, Kathy, Jimmy, Alli, Brett, Emily, Tyler, and Julia. Great grandmother of 13. She was a member of the Ladies' Guild, Eucharistic Minister, Third Order of St. Francis, Handmaids of Altar, was a member of Our Lady of Angels Church and Choir, avid bowler and golfer. Passed away peacefully August 9, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Mass Saturday August 14th, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr.) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of Westlake, 25620 Center Ridge Road, FRIDAY August 13th, from 4 -7 P.M. FAMILY SUGGESTS THAT MASKS BE WORN. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, Ohio 44111.
Aug 13, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Charles Sberna, Class of 1974. Please keep the Sberna family in your prayers. ROBERT CHARLES SBERNA, age 65, was born on November 27, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio. Rob had grown up in Strongsville with his loving parents, Charles and Mary, and his two younger siblings, Mary Beth and Chuck. He attended St. Edward High School and eventually went on to graduate from Ohio University with a Major in Journalism. Rob’s passion for writing had led him early in his career to writing for a small newspaper in Geneva on the Lake. He later became a successful freelance writer and contributor to the Washington Examiner, US Magazine, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Neoconomist, Crain’s, Ohio Magazine, and the Oxygen Channel amongst many others, but Rob’s true passion was for investigative Journalism. He had authored several true crime books, including “Badge 347”, “Lufthansa Heist”, and the award winning “House of Horrors”. When asked why he was so fascinated with this area of journalism, he answered, “I want to find the truth”. When Rob wasn’t writing, he enjoyed running, playing golf, and spending time with close friends. He also enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for his family. Rob’s charismatic personality, witty sense of humor, and most of all kind and giving heart is what made him a truly wonderful son, brother, uncle, great uncle and beloved friend to so many people. He was truly a one-of-a-kind human being that touched so many lives and will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Beloved son of Mary (nee Maroon) and the late Charles. Loving brother of Mary Beth Adkins and Charles Sberna, Jr. Dearest uncle of Matt Guiher, Christopher Guiher (Sarah), Michelle Butvin (Joseph), C.J. Adkins, Emma Sberna and the late Elizabeth Sberna. Great uncle of Jaxon, J.J., Lillian, Oliver and Olivia. Dear friend of Michelle and Zack Pallo and many other dear friends. Contributions suggested to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Robert's name. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Joseph Church, 12700 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH on Thursday July 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM. (EVERYONE MEET AT CHURCH) Friends received Wednesday 4 – 7 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).
Aug 13, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Mary Eleanor Schilling, mother of Jim, Class of 1970, Dennis, Class of 1972, and Mike, Class of 1976, grandmother of Bill Schilling, Class of 1997. Please keep the Schilling family in your prayers. MARY ELEANOR SCHILLING (nee Mulcahy), 94, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William A. Schilling. Mary is survived by her children James (Dawn), Dennis (Hope), Michael (Sobeyda), Mary Gallagher and Margaret Young (Jeff). She is the loving grandmother of 11 and cherished great-grandmother of 13. She was the loving daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Mulcahy. Mary is the loving sister of Marjorie Barrett, Kathleen Snider, Nancy Harrington, Thomas Mulcahy and is survived by her sisters Geraldine Cummins and Jean Maurer. Mary was a devoted wife, nurturing mother and consummate homemaker. She was the central figure in the life of her family. A devout Catholic, she imparted many important lessons to her children about faith and love that have been passed on to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always put the needs of her family before her own. Mary showed herself to be strong and resilient through the tough times in her life. She considered her siblings, their spouses and her in-laws to be her best friends and remained close to them throughout their lives. Mary was also an enthusiastic conversationalist and very much enjoyed talking with the people she met. She cherished being with the people she loved. Mary will be forever missed by her family and friends. Visiting Hours will be held on Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. at Tomon and Sons Funeral Home, 7327 Pearl Rd., Middleburg Hts., Ohio 44130. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12700 Pearl Road, Strongsville, Ohio 44136. interment Woodvale Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Uniontown, OH, 44685. www.tomonfh.com
Aug 10, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Mary Ann Tushar, mother of Dave, Class of 1977, and John, Class of 1980, grandmother of Eric Smith, Class of 1997, Matt Frank, Class of 1997, Tim Smith, Class of 2002, and Chris Frank, Class of 2002. Please keep the Tushar, Frank, and Smith families in your prayers. MARY ANN TUSHAR (nee Rousal), age 87, beloved wife of the late Raymond J.; loving mother of Donna Straka (Raymond), Patricia Smith (Robert), David (Pamela) and John (Lori); proud grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of six. Mary Ann and Ray were founding members and devoted parishioners of St. Brendan Church. Passed away August 5, 2021. Funeral Mass Thursday, August 12, St. Brendan Church (4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted 44070) at 10:00 A.M. Private Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery (Seville). Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., WEDNESDAY 4-6 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to Holy Family Hospice, 6707 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134 or St. Brendan Church. www.chambersfuneral.com
Aug 10, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ralph Whitaker, Class of 1955, father of Mike, Class of 1983 and David, Class of 1985, grandfather of Trevor Whitaker, Class of 2016, brother of Dennis, Class of 1957, brother-in-law of Richard Stimson, Class of 1955, and the late Robert Stimson, Class of 1958. Please keep the Whitaker, and Stimson families in your prayers. RALPH A. WHITAKER, JR., age 84, beloved husband of 60 years to Elizabeth A. "Betty"(nee Stimson); loving father of Michael A. (Janna), David J. and Amy W. Vogt (Stephen); dear Papa of Trevor and Casey; brother of Dennis F. (LaVerne) and Diane M. Dersi (William); brother-in-law of Richard (Mary Ann), Marilyn (Jim-deceased) and Robert Stimson (deceased) (Marie). US Army Veteran, Vice President of Amship Div. of American Shipbuilding, Vice President of Litton Marine and was Principal Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney, Inc. He was a world traveler and avid gardener. Passed away, Saturday, August 7, 2021, surrounded by family members. Funeral Mass, St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village, Friday, August 13th at 10:30 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) THURSDAY from 3 – 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Assoc. (action.lung.org) or St. Raphael Parish.
Aug 6, 2021 Dear Faculty and Staff: Below is the death notice of John E. Gallagher, Sr., father of John E. Gallagher Jr., Class of 1969, and Dennis P. Gallagher, Class of 1970. Please keep the Gallagher family in your prayers. JOHN E. GALLAGHER, SR. age 92, peacefully passed on to his eternal home with class and dignity, surrounded by his wife Catherine and family on August 4, 2021. Loving husband of Catherine (nee Dever), dearest father of John E. Gallagher, Jr. (Eileen), Dennis P. Gallagher, Kathleen M. Miller (Edward), Hugh F. Gallagher (Tracy), Bernadette (deceased), A. William Gallagher (Allison) and Jeannie M. Gallagher (Jim). Devoted grandfather of Caitlin Dolan DDS (Jared), Edward J.Miller, John E. Gallagher III, Shannon Sampson (Greg), Catherine F. Gallagher, Fallon M. Gallagher, Patrick L. Gallagher, Molly C. Gallagher, Jack T. Gallagher, Andrew P. Gallagher, Peter W. Gallagher and Matthew J. Gallagher. Great grandfather of William “Will” Dolan and Carter Sampson. Loving son of Bridget M. Gallagher (nee Sweeney) (deceased) and Frances “Frank” Gallagher (deceased). Brother of Jean M. Gallagher, Thomas P. Gallagher (Donna), Hugh J. Gallagher (deceased) (Ann, deceased) and Frances “Frannie” Gallagher (deceased) (Rita, deceased). Beloved brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, godfather, mentor and friend to many. John graduated from St. Coleman’s Grade School and went on to Cathedral Latin High School. He enlisted in the United States Army at an early age during World War II where he was in active duty and received several medals. He was enormously proud to serve our great country and fought to protect our precious gift of freedom. He was a true life-long American Patriot! He was an advocate for academics. He believed the unique combination of “street smarts” and education were important. Later in life he chose to attend the Wharton School for executive training. He met the love of his life Catherine (from County Mayo, Ireland) through relatives and married at St. Malachi Catholic Church, 70+ years ago. They shared a passion for life and were devoted parents who enjoyed all the excitement that came along with raising their children. John came from humble beginnings, however, he was a highly motivated, driven and passionate entrepreneur who worked tirelessly day in and day out. As Founder & Chairman of Arrow International, Inc. The world’s largest manufacturer of charitable and social gaming solutions, whose products help raise billions of dollars funds for charities in need across the globe. He was a tenacious, tough negotiator and deal maker. He was tremendously proud of the fact that they provided jobs for so many talented Team Members. He had a unique leadership style and approached things in a no-nonsense, fair style. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than walking out on the plant floor or through the office talking with his associates. Always curious to know how they and their families were doing and what suggestions they had for improvements in the organization. He was famous for encouraging people to quit smoking and to be sure their home life was on track. He operated on a motto of trusting his “gut instinct.” He was a risk taker who genuinely believed if you kept the faith, worked hard, made smart decisions, respected one another and stayed the course that amazing things would happen. John was a highly respected man who was a tremendous source of compassion and inspiration to many. Each and every day of his life he acknowledged what a blessing God was to he and his family. As a philanthropist, he remained committed to countless civic, community and church-related organizations. Including Catholic Charities, The Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist, The Cleveland Clinic, The Holy Cross Brothers, Ellis Island, University College of Dublin and Urban Community School to name just a few. He was honored with many awards, one of his favorites being the Ellis Island Award. He was a founding member of The Ireland Chamber of Commerce (ICCUSA) which fosters trade between the U.S. and Ireland. Irish American Magazine named him as the Top 100 Businessmen several times. John served on many boards of directors and devoted much of his time, talent and resources to helping others. An avid traveler, he enjoyed countless trips throughout the United States, Ireland, England & Canada. His adventures took him to China, Saudi Arabia and thru most of Europe. He found great joy in his trips to Heidelberg Germany studying the latest equipment in printing technology. One of his most memorable trips was touring Europe on the Orient Express. John was a legendary, memorable man! One of the most extremely positive, happy and optimistic people you could ever meet. A gifted conversationalist, he collected and forged friendships everywhere he went! There is no doubt that he kissed the Blarney Stone! Throughout his life he attributed his success to his early role models his parents. They provided a solid upbringing focused on faith, family, hard work and assisting others in need. As life evolved he credited his relationship with his wife Catherine for being the strong foundation of his world. His love for her, his seven children, twelve grandchildren, two great grandchildren, his mother, father, sister, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless Arrow family members and business associated never waivered. His tremendous energy, kindness, sparkling blue eyes, bright smile, quick wit and gift of conversation are treasures that will be sorely missed. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at The Cathedral of Saint John The Evangelist Church, 1007 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at Berry-McGreevey Funeral Home, 26691 Detroit Rd. Westlake, Ohio 44145, where masks and social distancing will be observed, SUNDAY, August 8, 2021 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to The Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist, Urban Community School or to The Cleveland Clinic Chapel & Faith Counseling Fund. Online tribute and condolences at berrymcgreevey.com
Aug 3, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Sister Mary Therese Zammikiel, P.C.C., sister of both the late Tom Zammikiel, Class of 1957, and Bill Zammikiel, Class of 1964, sister-in-law of Phil McDermott, Class of 1957, and aunt of James Zammikiel, Class of 1990. Please keep the Zammikiel and McDermott families in your prayers. SISTER MARY THERESE ZAMMIKIEL, PCC. Rita Zammikiel, daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret (Condon) Zammikiel. Passed away July 29, 2021. She leaves her sisters: Jane (Paul) King and children Gregory (Stacey), Bryan (Kelly), and Jeremy (Susan); Jeanne (Phil) McDermott and children Patrick, Timothy (Laura), Matthew (Christina), Megan (Bill), and Shannon (Ryan); and sisters-in-law Mary Zammikiel and children James (Jennifer) and Therese (Chris); and Patricia Zammikiel and children Anthony (Jennifer) and Amanda (Jon). She was much loved by her great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Arthur, Thomas, and William. Sister Therese was a member of the Poor Clare Colettine Nuns on Rocky River Drive for 67 years. The Sisters and the Family wish to thank everyone for their friendship to Sister Therese over the years. The wake for Sister will be held at Monastery of Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Drive, on Saturday, July 31, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, August 1, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 1:00- 2:30 p.m.: and 3:30-5:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be private to the family. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum within the Monastery Garden. To read her full obituary, please visit www.mcgorray-hanna.com
Aug 2, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mike Gibble, Class of 1971, brother-in-law of Joe Laco, Class of 1964. Please keep the Gibble and Laco families in your prayers. MICHAEL J. GIBBLE June 28, 1953 - July 27, 2021 On the morning of July 27, MIchael Gibble gave birth to his soul and it was beautiful. He left his wife of 34 years, Deborah Kuhn Gibble, living in Rocky River, Ohio. In August 1985, they met while working together at the Farnsworth House and Inn in Gettysburg, PA. where she grew up. Other family members include his sister Carol and her husband Joseph G. Laco, his nephew Joseph P. Laco and family, his niece Jennifer R. McClow and family, and lots of cousins. He had a wonderful family of friends. Michael was born in Lakewood, Ohio. While attending St. Edward High School, his life revolved around music. He was a musician playing drums and guitar. In his music production career he worked and toured with both local and international bands including Queen, David Bowie and Mott the Hoople. Michael asks that you please celebrate his life by playing "Won't Get Fooled Again" by the Who. PLAY IT LOUD!
Jul 27, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jared Holahan, who attended St. Ed's for three and a half years and would have been in the Class of 2012. He is the son of Mark Holahan, Class of 1968, nephew of Daniel Holahan, Class of 1966, and cousin of Daniel Holahan, Jr., Class of 1997. Please keep the Holahan family in your prayers. JARED M. HOLAHAN, age 27 passed away unexpectedly on July 7, 2021. He was the beloved son of Mark and Mary Holahan and brother of Jennifer Holahan. He is also survived by many extended family and friends who will miss him dearly. Jared had an inquisitive mind. Gifted in Math, artistic talent, wanted precision with his skills in auto and electronics repair. He achieved his Ham Radio License in Morse Code at an early age. He was a drummer who built his own 16-piece drum set from scratch. Jared loved to work with audio components and enjoyed music, baseball and animals, Penguins being his favorite. He is known for his love of Ford Mustangs, especially his black Mustang named "Bert". He will be forever in our hearts. A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Columbia Station, OH, 25801 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, OH 44028. Burial in Columbia Cemetery, with a luncheon to follow in the pavilion at Columbia Park near the church. Words of comfort may be offered to the family by visiting www.meltonmortuary.com Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center have been entrusted with cremation arrangements and are honored to serve the family.
Jul 26, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joe Gareau, Class of 1976, brother of Martin Gareau, Class of 1969, Rick Gareau, Class of 1972, Rev. Tim Gareau, Class of 1978, and Terry Gareau, Class of 1978. Please keep the Gareau family in your prayers. JOSEPH MICHAEL GAREAU, age 63, of Coral Springs, Florida passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Joseph was born March 9, 1958. A memorial mass for Joseph will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 9950 NW 29th St, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kraeercoralsprings.com for the Gareau family.
Jul 26, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Aileen Ruth Strom, mother of Deacon Jeffrey Strom of Scottsdale AZ, Class of 1979, and Stephen Strom of North Olmsted OH, Class of 1984, beloved wife of Thomas Strom (previous varsity soccer head coach at St. Ed’s). Please keep the Strom family in your prayers. AILEEN RUTH STROM (nee Fafford), age 83, beloved wife of 62 years to Thomas N. Strom; loving mother of 4; Deacon Jeffrey Strom (Laurie), Julie Larson (Michael), Stephen Strom (Anne), and Jennifer Strom; beloved grandmother of 8: Joshua Larson (Courtney), Christopher Larson, Erika Hausmann (Justin), Thomas Strom, Nicole McKnight, Catherine Strom, Andrew Di Tirro and Nicklas Di Tirro; loving great grandmother of 3: Kayden McKnight, James Hausmann, and Augusten Larson; beloved daughter of Gertrude Fafford-Wiitala, sister of Judith Hegg (Dave), Rosalyn Cuthbertson (Deceased), and Larry Fafford (Deceased). Aileen passed away peacefully on July 22, 2021. Visitation is Friday, July 30, 4:00-7:00 PM with vigil prayer service at 6:00 PM at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD AT STEARNS RD www.chambersfuneral.com. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, July 31, at 10:00 AM at ST. RICHARD CATHOLIC PARISH at 26855 LORAIN RD, NORTH OLMSTED www.st-richard.org. Interment with rite of committal immediately following at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CEMETERY, 32789 DETROIT RD, AVON www.clecem.org/Cemeteries/StJosephAvon.aspx. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION at www.alz.org More info deaconjeff@pobox.com
Jul 16, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Fr. Gerald Borawski, Class of 1961. Please keep the Borawski family in your prayers. VERY REV. FR. GERALD J. BORAWSKI, age 77, of Lafayette, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Creasy Springs Health Center in Lafayette, IN. Fr. Borawski was born September 6, 1943, in Cleveland, the son of the late Joseph and Florence (nee Przeracki) Borawski. He was a graduate of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, attended Borromeo Seminary in Wickliffe, and Orchard Lake Seminary in Orchard Lake, MI. He was ordained June 3, 1972, and served parishes in the Diocese-of-Lafayette-in-Indiana from 1972 until he was granted retirement in 2014. Among those parishes were St. Ambrose in Anderson; Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Lafayette; Sacred Heart, Cicero; St. Ann, Monterey; St. John the Baptist in Tipton; St. Mary in Frankfort, and Our Lady of the Lakes in Monticello. In 2002 he was honored by the Bishop of the Diocese of Lomza, Poland with the title Very Reverend Canon of the Capitular Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Myszyniec, Poland. Fr. Borawski was twice granted bi-ritual faculties in the Ukraine, Byzantine Rite of the Catholic Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago for Ukranians, and was a member of the Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus. Beloved brother of Edward (deceased), William Borawski, and Thomas Borawski, Sr. (Lynn); loving uncle of Amanda Anderson (Bear), Lisa Borawski, MaryAnn Borawski (deceased), Thomas Borawski, Jr., and John A. Borawski (Catherine); dear cousin and friend of many. Friends may call at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 7906 BROADVIEW RD. (corner of Broadview and Sprague Rds.) for VISITING HOURS: MONDAY 5-8 PM. Family and friends are asked to meet TUESDAY, JULY 20, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 13400 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, for VISITATION 10-11 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. www.LatekFuneralHome.com
Jul 14, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Don Rericka, Class of 1954. Please keep the Rericka family in your prayers. DONALD E. RERICKA, age 84, longtime resident of West Chicago, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021. He was born on August 24, 1936, to James and Catherine Rericka. He was a US Army Veteran. Don was united in marriage on October 28, 1961, to Mary Duca. He worked at AT&T for 32 years where he retired from and where he met his wife. After retiring from AT&T, Don worked as a starter at St. Andrews Golf Course and was a computer programmer for a few small businesses. He enjoyed golfing, watching sports and game shows. Don also coached little league baseball, basketball, and football for many years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Rericka; children, Donald Rericka Jr., Catherine (Gary) Strum, James Rericka, David Rericka and Mary Lynn Rericka; grandchildren, George Graefen, Sean Graefen and Maximilian Graefen; and many relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Elaine Rericka and brother James. Visitation Friday, June 11, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington St. & Main Street) West Chicago. Prayers Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home to St. John the Baptist Church, 0S233 Church Street, Winfield, IL for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information 630-231-0060 or www.norrissegertfh.com
Jul 14, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jim Kerrigan, Jr., Class of 1962, father of Jim Kerrigan, Class of 1997, brother of Jim Weist, Class of 1968, Bob Weist, Class of 1972, and both the late Roger Weist, Class of 1970 and Joe Kerrigan, Class of 1955, brother-in-law of John Eyerman, Sr., Class of 1956, uncle of Brian Baird, Class of 2003, and Dan Harrison, Class of 2007, great uncle of Andrew Eyerman, Class of 2006, Jimmy Keefe, Class of 2016, Brian Keefe, Class of 2020, Ryan Crable, Class of 2021, Nick Del Regno, Class of 2023, and Connor Keefe, Class of 2023. Please keep the Kerrigan, Weist, Eyerman, Baird, Harrison, Keefe, Crable, and Del Regno families in your prayers. JAMES F. KERRIGAN, JR. age 77, beloved husband of 52 years to Sandy (nee Keegan); loving father of Nicole Chimo (Mark), Kristen Leskovec (Tom) and James (Erin); dear grandpa of Paulie and Kevin (both deceased); Moira and Fiona; Harper and Reagan; dear son of late Angela (nee Stanton) and the late James and Ruth (nee Kemer); Brother of Joseph Kerrigan (Geraldine) (both deceased) Rosemary Eyerman (John) (both deceased), Shirley Libbey (Eb), Ruth Keefe (Tim), Paul (Natalie), Loretta Baird, Mary Hanna (Jerry), James Weist (Pat), Eileen Crable (Harry), Roger Weist (deceased), Bill (Kathy), Pat (Carol), Bob Weist (Chris), Carol Chack (Dennis), Sheila Harrison (Dan), Therese Mullen (John) and Angela Lawrence (Rusty); best looking uncle and great-uncle to many. US Air Force Veteran. Passed away, Sunday, July 11, 2021. Funeral Mass, St. Angela Merici Church, 20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, Friday July 16th at 11:30 AM. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia), THURSDAY from 3 – 7 PM. Family suggests memorial contributions to Metro Catholic School, 1910 W. 54th St, Cleveland, OH 44102 OR the ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Rd #403, Independence, OH 44131.
Jul 12, 2021 Dear Alumni: The family of Mr. Robert Reilly "Bob" Witt, Class of 1974, brother of the late James Witt, Class of 1965, would like to invite you to his memorial Mass and reception. Please see details below, and please keep the Witt family in your prayers. ROBERT REILLY "BOB" WITT, '74 passed away on August 25, 2020 in Miami, FL. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Angela Merici Parish, 20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, OH, at 10am on July 31, 2021. Refreshments will follow at the Fairview Park Community Center, 21225 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, OH. All are welcome to attend the Mass and reception; it is requested that you RSVP to Bob's sister Barbara Cicerchi at bjc1201@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that gifts be made in the name of Bob Witt '74 and James Witt '65 to St. Edward's High School. Gifts can be made online at sehs.net/memorialgiving or mailed to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107. Find Bob's obituary at: https://obits.cleveland.com/us/obituaries/cleveland/name/robert-witt-obituary?pid=196745095 St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders.
Jul 12, 2021 Below is the death notice of Mr. James W. Kadlubak, Class of 1965. Please keep the Kadlubak family in your prayers. JAMES WAYNE KADLUBAK, 74, of Bay Village, Ohio, passed away on May 26, 2021 after a well fought battle with cancer. Jim (aka Jimmy K, Carpe, and Grandpa) was born on May 22, 1947 to Anne and Wayne Kadlubak in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an alumnus of St. Edward High School, class of 1965, and John Carroll University, class of 1970. Thereafter, he started a more than 25 year career with the US Federal Courts as a Federal Probation officer. In 1972, he married his beloved wife, Carol, and they have two daughters Elizabeth (Juan) Giron and Katie (Tom) Evenson. He is the loving grandfather of Abigail, Madeline, and Emma. Jim was the adoring younger brother of Joseph M. Lane (deceased) and proud uncle to John (Margaret), Joanne (Steve), and Jim (Ashley). Jim is known for his contagious belly laugh, his ability to talk to and befriend anyone, his kind-hearted spirit, his love of books, his ability to tell long stories, and his love of travel. With his family he enjoyed traveling the world and making friends everywhere he went, from Italy to Qatar. He will be missed by all with whom he has crossed paths. In Jim’s honor, donations may be made to the 24 Foundation at this link https://events.24foundation.org/fundraiser/3285444 with the mission to help inspire and engage communities to make an immediate impact on the lives of those affected by cancer. Funeral Mass St. Raphael Church 525 Dover Center Rd. Saturday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m.(PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). FUNERAL MASS WILL BE LIVESTREAMED AT https://boxcast.tv/view/james-kadlubak-funeral-195386 Interment private. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) FRIDAY FROM 3-5 P.M.
Jul 8, 2021 Below is the death notice of Mr. Francis M. "Frank" Terepka, Class of 1956. Please keep the Terepka family in your prayers. FRANCIS M. “FRANK” TEREPKA, age 83, died July 4, 2021. Beloved husband for 60 years of Elizabeth A. (nee Vorndran); loving father of Michael F., Gregory J., Eileen M. Sanders (Scott), and Donna E.; cherished grandfather of Ross, Brandon, Henry, and Micah; dear brother of Margaret A. Hudak (George) (both deceased), Elizabeth Terepka (deceased), and Frances Palivec (Richard). Frank graduated from St. Edward High School and attended John Carroll University and Baldwin Wallace College. Frank was retired from NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field where he worked as a metallographer for 36 years. He tested materials used in the early space programs. Among Frank’s many interests were photography, competition pistol shooting, motorcycles, kite flying, and music; especially classical. Graveside services will be held at All Saints Cemetery, Northfield, at a later date.
Jul 1, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Maureen Phalen, mother of John, Class of 1981, and mother-in-law of Mike Hayes, Class of 1978. Please keep the Phalen and Hayes families in your prayers. MAUREEN A. PHALEN (nee McNamara) age 88; beloved wife of 64 years to Jerry; loving mother of Jean Pendleton (Van), Janet Michael, Joan Hayes (Michael), John (Elizabeth), Elizabeth and the late James; proud "MawMaw" of Ben Michael, Brigid Kimbrell, Timothy Hayes, Patrick Hayes, Jennifer Riveros (Nick), Sarah Jones (Eugene), Marty Pendleton (Jenica), Annie Gorham (Brett), Marycait Holbrook (Chris), Molly, Sean, Madeline and Liam James; great-grandmother of Mairead, Aoife, Emmet, Kelsey, Henry, Owen, Vincent, Gabe and Everett; dear sister of John McNamara (deceased), Kay Zavara (Ray) (both deceased), Eileen Ginley (Ed)(both deceased), Edward McNamara (deceased)(Arlene), Rose Smith (Jack), Joan DeBarr (Bob) and Patrick McNamara (Karen, deceased); beloved aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many. Passed away at home with her family by her side June 26, 2021. Funeral Mass Friday, July 2, The Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10:30 A.M. The Mass will be livestreamed on the Chambers Funeral Homes Facebook page (see link below). Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD. THURSDAY 4-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Chambers Funeral Homes Facebook page (link to our Facebook page below): https://www.facebook.com/Chambers-Funeral-Homes-1560347080741913
Jul 1, 2021 Dear Alumni: We were just informed of the passing of Bruce Pudlock, Class of 1969, on Friday, May 14, 2021. Please keep the Pudlock family in your prayers. BRUCE G. PUDLOCK, 70, of Bethlehem, passed away on Friday May 14, 2021. He was a loving father, cool Papa to his grandchildren and devoted husband of Lynn Ambrosoli with whom he spent over 27 years of loving marriage. With a wickedly dry sense of humor and with his easy going personality he was a friend to many and will be sorely missed by everyone whose lives he touched. Born in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late George and Marie (Darmstadt) Pudlock. Bruce was a graduate of St. Edward High School in Cleveland and he went on to attend South Carolina University on a Baseball scholarship where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business. He worked in the textile industry for many years in Cleveland, IL, RI, and PA. Most recently he worked for the Wind Creek Casino, Bethlehem as a table games supervisor for the past 11 years. Bruce was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Although he was an excellent athlete in earlier years, his true passion was golf achieving 2 holes in one. He was fortunate to have played many major courses including Pebble Beach and St. Andrews while locally playing at Green Pond Country Club in the Tall Cedars League. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife Lynn, he will be remembered by his son Donald Clark (Jamie) of Wauseon, OH; grandchildren Olivia and Jackson as well as many extended members of the Pudlock Family. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, May 24, 2021 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 3219 Santee Road Bethlehem, PA 18020. A Viewing will be held on Sunday Afternoon from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 and also on Monday morning from 10:30 A.M. until the time of the Mass in the church. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mercy School for Special Learning, 830 S. Woodward Street, Allentown, PA 18103.
Jun 30, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Greg Glassco, Class of 1984. Please keep the Glassco family in your prayers. GREGORY NEIL GLASSCO, age 55, of Olmsted Township, Ohio passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021. Gregory was born May 10, 1966 in Parma, OH. Greg was a loving father to his daughter Mia Glassco, son to his parents Ron and Donna Glassco (nee Cimino), brother to Carmen and Dena Glassco, dearest uncle of Thomas R. Szep, and friend of many. Greg attended St. Edward High School, class of '84, where he was recognized as an all-league offensive lineman under Coach Dan Flaherty. He wrestled under Coach Howard Ferguson during his years at St. Ed's, as well. Greg went on to play football for Bowling Green State University and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. After college, Greg worked at Ford Motor Company for 12 years and Arcelor Mittal Steel Co. for 18 years, as an electrical engineer. Greg's smile would light up a room, his humor and charisma would capture your heart. The family would like to thank friends and acquaintances for the many compassionate and heart felt wishes. Family will receive friends Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 4-8pm at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home 23040 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, Ohio 44145. Funeral Mass Friday, July 2, 2021, at 12:30pm at St. Clarence Catholic Church, 30106 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, Ohio 44070. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.craciunfuneralhomes.com for the Glassco family.
Jun 30, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dr. Anthony Polito, father of Jared, Class of 2011, Josh, Class of 2017, and JT, Class of 2022, brother of Matt, Class of 1975, Mark, Class of 1978, and Luke, Class of 1981. Please keep the Polito family in your prayers. DR. ANTHONY POLITO passed away at his home Sunday, June 27, 2021 after a courageous battle with ALS. Loving father of Jared, Joseph, Jennifer, Joshua John Thomas "JT." Also survived by the mother of his children, LuAnn Polito; son of Humbert J. (dec'd) and Margaret Polito (nee Sullivan, dec'd); dear brother of Liz Grosser (Larry, dec'd), Kathy Wirtz (Bob), Ann Sexton (Ollie), John (Vicky), Rose Polito Lewis (Pete), Bert (Barbara), Matt (Maureen), Maggie Polito Butchko (Ron), Mark, Luke, and Michael (Annemarie); and countless nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; loving companion of Jennifer Garretson, along with her children Alexandra and Abigail. Tony graduated from St. Ignatius High School, St. Louis University and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM). He entered private practice, starting his own business, in 1992. He was extremely gifted from a surgical perspective and possessed an analytical mind. Tony retired in 2020 due to his illness from an occupation he cherished for 25 years. His kindness was seen and felt by every patient in his care. Tony loved running, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Tony was a travel baseball coach of the "Bulldogs" and loved training young athletes as well watching the Indians (while listening on his radio, of course). He also loved playing practical jokes on his family, eating Twizzlers and watching movies every Sunday with his children. Tony was tenacious and always dared to dream and set new goals including a successful round-trip hike of the Grand Canyon in one day - a goal which he accomplished a year after his diagnosis accompanied by his son Joe and other family members. Tony loved to make people laugh and to help people enjoy life as he did. Please help us in celebrating his beautiful life. Family suggests contributions to the ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road, #403, Independence, OH 44131. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 3 at 10am at Our Lady of Angels Church, 3644 Rocky River Dr. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Road, Friday, July 2 from 3-8pm.
Jun 28, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Kelly Anne Mills, mother of Michael "Kirk" Mills, Class of 2010, sister of Tim Merriman, Class of 1971, Pat Merriman, Class of 1976, Terry Merriman, Class of 1979, and the late Tom Merriman, Class of 1974, aunt of Timothy "Mike" Merriman, Class of 1996, Rock Mills, Class of 1998, Ryan Merriman, Class of 1999, and Brendan Merriman, Class of 2002. Please keep the Mills and Merriman families in your prayers. KELLY ANNE MILLS (nee Merriman) age 58; beloved wife of Robert; loving mother of Katie Lincho (Justin) and Kirk; cherished daughter of Ruth (nee Bowden) and the late Ty Merriman; dear sister of Joanne Miller, Tim Merriman (Lynn), Tom Merriman-deceased, Pat Merriman (Kirsten), Michael-deceased, Terry Merriman (Susan) and Sean Merriman; beloved niece, aunt, cousin and dear friend of many. Passed away unexpectedly June 24, 2021. Funeral Mass Saturday, July 3, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd. Bay Village) at 9:30 A.M. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD. FRIDAY 5-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Buckeye Bulldog c/o buckeyebulldogrescue.org
Jun 28, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tom McDonough, Class of 1970. Please keep the McDonough family in your prayers. THOMAS G. McDONOUGH, age 69, beloved son of the late Mary Jane (nee McGilly) and John McDonough; dear brother of Timothy (Barbara), Paul (Mary), Kevin (Linda), Karen, and Joe (Meghan); beloved nephew, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Retired from the City of Cleveland Division of Water. Passed away unexpectedly June 24, 2021. Funeral Service Tuesday, June 29, at 11 A.M. in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., where friends may call MONDAY 5-7 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association 1375 E. 9th St. Suite 600, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.
Jun 24, 2021 Dear Alumni: We were just informed of the passing of Dennis "Tony" Luna, Class of 1982, brother of Will, Class of 1974, and Elmer, Class of 1976. Please keep the Luna family in your prayers. DENNIS “TONY” LUNA, age 57, passed away on April 4, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on November 1, 1963, to Antonio and Virginia (Antonio) Luna in The Philippines. Dennis worked for Cardinal Health as a Software Engineer Manager for 15 years. Dennis enjoyed spending his time gardening, traveling, hosting family events, and working on his home. Dennis also had a love for farm animals. Dennis is survived by his beloved partner, Joe Corby; brothers, Wilfred and Elmer; sisters, Helen Lanzarotta (Mike), Beth Acord, and Eileen Luna; as well as many nieces and nephews. Observing best distancing procedures, Dennis’ family will welcome friends on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Saint Ambrose Catholic Parish, 929 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212, from 10:00-11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Dennis on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Saint Ambrose Catholic Parish. Dennis will be laid to rest at a later date, at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dennis’ memory may be made to: ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or your local animal shelter. Online condolences and memories may be shared for the family on Tony's guestbook at www.WaiteFuneralHome.com.
Jun 23, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. John Jeresko, father of John, Class of 1972, and David, Class of 1973. Please keep the Jeresko family in your prayers. JOHN C. JERESKO, age 91, of Bay Village, passed away June 16, 2021 after 68 devoted years of marriage to Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Lach); loving father of John, David (Julie, deceased) and Lisa (Dale, deceased); grandfather of Kaitlyn. John worked as a brewer at several Cleveland breweries and at Eaton Axle Div. He was a dedicated Clevelander and loved collecting Cleveland and sports memorabilia. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran who served in the Korean War and also with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was loved by all he knew. VISITATION Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. in the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Raphael Parish, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village. Interment to follow at Lakewood Park Cemetery. www.sunsetfuneralandcemetery.com
Jun 23, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Matt Hammer, III, Class of 1991. Please keep the Hammer family in your prayers. MATHIAS JOSEPH HAMMER III, age 48; of Strongsville. Passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Loving father of Mathias Joseph Hammer IV and Sasha Elizabeth Hammer; beloved son of Mathias J. Hammer II (Judith) and Mary Kohuth (nee Gyurky) (Ronald); dear brother of Monica Speeth (Benjamin), Mark Hammer and Jonathan Hammer (Maegan); grandson of Katharina and the late Mathias Hammer and the late Irene Gyurky; loving uncle of Benjamin, Mina, Marky, Jonathan and Macklin; beloved nephew, cousin and dear friend of many. Matt was a graduate of St. Edward Catholic High School Class of 1991 and studied at Kent State University. He was loved and will be greatly missed. A celebration of life service will be held at Christ Church, 23080 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Eastlawn Memory Gardens.
Jun 16, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dick Ziska, Class of 1955, father of Mike, Class of 1985. Please keep the Ziska family in your prayers. RICHARD M. ZISKA, age 84, beloved husband of Catherine (nee Boccia); dearest father of Michael, Lisa Shaffer (Eric) and Mikki; loving grandfather of Mia and Ava; brother of Mary Kay Filipiak (Joseph). Passed away June 14, 2021. Funeral Mass at St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Rd., Saturday, June 19 at 11:00 AM. Interment Private. Friends may call in the Church from 10:00 AM until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to your favorite charity.
Jun 14, 2021 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Jim Bomberg, Class of 1956, on May 6, 2021. Pease keep the Bomberg family in your prayers. JAMES “JIM” BOMBERG, loving, father, grandfather, and husband, entered eternal life on May 6, 2021. Born in Cleveland, Ohio to Myer Bomberg and Mary Dorothy Bomberg (nee Schafer), he graduated from St. Edward High School, Cleveland State University, served in the Army National Guard, and worked as an accountant. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and children in September 1979. Jim was a devoted husband who took pride in his family and extended family. He was known for his humor and friendliness, and enjoyed many adventures in sailboat racing and cruising, music, and volunteer service with the church and various charities. Jim was preceded in death by Karen H. Bomberg (nee Halligan), his wife of 41 years. He is survived by his children, James Scott, Patricia, John, and Therese, his grandchildren Timothy, Michael Scott, Elyse, John Andrew, William, and Katie, and his second wife, Laura. The funeral mass will be on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10:00am, at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 9728 W. Palmeras Dr. Sun City, AZ 85373. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery at 9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ 85392
Jun 9, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mark Redden, Class of 1965, brother of William Redden, Class of 1982, and Ed Redden, Class of 1988. Please keep the Redden family in your prayers. MARK A. REDDEN was born on October 29, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away on June 7, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio and is under the care of Craciun Berry Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on June 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm at Craciun Berry Funeral Home, 7200 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral Service at Craciun Berry Funeral Home, 7200 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.
Jun 9, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jay Schwarz, III, Class of 1965, brother of John Schwarz, Class of 1979, and the late Bert Schwarz, Class of 1968, grandfather of Jacob King, Class of 2025, and father-in-law of Dan Homza, Class of 1995. Please keep the Schwarz, King, and Homza families in your prayers. JOSEPH W. SCHWARZ, III (“JAY”), beloved husband of 51 years to Judy (nee Kittelman). Dear father of Mary Kay Curtis (Henry), Joseph W. Schwarz, IV (Colleen), Megan Schwarz Carroll (Jason), and Patricia Ann Homza (Dan). Loving grandfather of Henry, Anna, Will and Abby Curtis: Katie and Joseph W. Schwarz,V; Riley and Ava Carroll; and Jacob, John, and Emilia Homza. Dear brother of Bert (deceased), Ann Hubach (John), and John. Son of the late Rosemary (nee Mullen) and J. Walter Schwarz Jr.. Uncle and friend to many. Passed away peacefully June 7, 2021. Never one to complain, Jay found joy and laughter in life always. Well known by family and friends for his sense of humor, love of parties and his home engineering skill. Until the end, Jay was helping others with their DIY projects, bringing family together to celebrate, and making everyone smile. Funeral Mass Monday, June 14 at St. Christopher Church (20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River) at 11:00 am. (Please meet at church.) Private interment St. Joseph Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL IN THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD., SUNDAY 1-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
Jun 9, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rev. Ted Ostrom, Class of 1953, brother of Jack Ostrom, Class of 1958, and the late Bill Ostrom, Class of 1956, and Bob Ostrom, Sr., Class of 1962, Uncle of Tom Becks, Class of 1977 (Theology Teacher at St. Ed's), Tim Becks, Class of 1984, Chris Ostrom, Class of 1993, and Rob Ostrom, Class of 1995. Please keep the Ostrom and Becks families in your prayers. ROGER THEODORE “TED” OSTROM passed away peacefully on Monday, May 31, 2021. Ted was born Roger Theodore Ostrom on November 9, 1935 in St. John’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH to Burt Thomas Ostrom and Marie Margaret Ostrom. He grew up in Lakewood, OH the 5th child of nine children. He attended St. James Catholic Elementary School and had the esteem pleasure of being a member of the first graduating class of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH. Subsequently, he attended St. Edward University for one year in Austin, TX. Returning to Lakewood, Ted enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on April 23, 1956. He served for 5 years and 10 months as an Electronics Technician rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer before going to Officer Candidate School. He earned his Commission as an Ensign and transitioned to the Officer Corps in January 26, 1962. He met and married Patricia Ann (Pat) Bruce of Cleveland, OH on October 20, 1962. With each change of station, Pat and Ted had a new child; five in total: Gregory, Christine, Judy, Peter, and Eileen. Ted continued to serve as an Electronics Officer and rise through the ranks to Commander (O-5) for the remainder of his distinguished 22-year career retiring on August 1, 1978. During the last few years of his Coast Guard career, Ted studied at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington D.C. for the Diaconate program for the Diocese of Arlington. On March 22, 1976, Bishop Thomas J. Welsh ordained Ted a permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Arlington. He had the pleasure to serve and preach the people, well into his retirement, at St. Ambrose and St. Michael, (Annandale, VA) for over 44 years. Memorial Day will forever be remembered as a day when Ted “a man of God and service” traveled to his final journey to Heaven. “Well done, good and faithful servant.” MT 25:23. Ted is survived by three of his eight siblings: Burt Thomas “Tom” Ostrom (Willoughby, OH), John David “Jack” Ostrom (Cleveland, OH), and Margaret Ellen “Peggy” Sapara (Lebanon, OH). He is also survived by his five children: Gregory S. Ostrom PhD (Ridgecrest, CA), Christine M. Ostrom (Cornelius, NC), Judith A. Atkinson (Fredericksburg, VA), Peter L. Ostrom (Woodbridge, VA), and Eileen E. Siegel (Woodbridge, VA). Ted also leaves 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: JC Atkinson, Tyler Frye, Aurora Murphy, Steve Atkinson, Gregory Ostrom II, Becky Atkinson, Samantha Ostrom, Sheridan Frye, Olivia Atkinson, Andrew Ostrom, Nicholas Ostrom, Anastasia Ostrom, Brian Siegel and great-grandchildren: Michael Atkinson, Carson Murphy, and Marilyn Atkinson. Relatives and friends may call at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd. Fairfax, VA 22032 on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 12 Noon till 2:00 PM. Mass of Catholic Burial will be at Michael’s Catholic Church, 7401 St. Michaels Lane, Annandale, VA 22003 on Tuesday, June 8, at 2:30 PM. Burial to follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.
Jun 9, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rev. Ted Ostrom, Class of 1953, brother of Jack Ostrom, Class of 1958, and the late Bill Ostrom, Class of 1956, and Bob Ostrom, Sr., Class of 1962, Uncle of Tom Becks, Class of 1977 (Theology Teacher at St. Ed's), Tim Becks, Class of 1984, Chris Ostrom, Class of 1993, and Rob Ostrom, Class of 1995. Please keep the Ostrom and Becks families in your prayers. ROGER THEODORE “TED” OSTROM passed away peacefully on Monday, May 31, 2021. Ted was born Roger Theodore Ostrom on November 9, 1935 in St. John’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH to Burt Thomas Ostrom and Marie Margaret Ostrom. He grew up in Lakewood, OH the 5th child of nine children. He attended St. James Catholic Elementary School and had the esteem pleasure of being a member of the first graduating class of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH. Subsequently, he attended St. Edward University for one year in Austin, TX. Returning to Lakewood, Ted enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on April 23, 1956. He served for 5 years and 10 months as an Electronics Technician rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer before going to Officer Candidate School. He earned his Commission as an Ensign and transitioned to the Officer Corps in January 26, 1962. He met and married Patricia Ann (Pat) Bruce of Cleveland, OH on October 20, 1962. With each change of station, Pat and Ted had a new child; five in total: Gregory, Christine, Judy, Peter, and Eileen. Ted continued to serve as an Electronics Officer and rise through the ranks to Commander (O-5) for the remainder of his distinguished 22-year career retiring on August 1, 1978. During the last few years of his Coast Guard career, Ted studied at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington D.C. for the Diaconate program for the Diocese of Arlington. On March 22, 1976, Bishop Thomas J. Welsh ordained Ted a permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Arlington. He had the pleasure to serve and preach the people, well into his retirement, at St. Ambrose and St. Michael, (Annandale, VA) for over 44 years. Memorial Day will forever be remembered as a day when Ted “a man of God and service” traveled to his final journey to Heaven. “Well done, good and faithful servant.” MT 25:23. Ted is survived by three of his eight siblings: Burt Thomas “Tom” Ostrom (Willoughby, OH), John David “Jack” Ostrom (Cleveland, OH), and Margaret Ellen “Peggy” Sapara (Lebanon, OH). He is also survived by his five children: Gregory S. Ostrom PhD (Ridgecrest, CA), Christine M. Ostrom (Cornelius, NC), Judith A. Atkinson (Fredericksburg, VA), Peter L. Ostrom (Woodbridge, VA), and Eileen E. Siegel (Woodbridge, VA). Ted also leaves 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: JC Atkinson, Tyler Frye, Aurora Murphy, Steve Atkinson, Gregory Ostrom II, Becky Atkinson, Samantha Ostrom, Sheridan Frye, Olivia Atkinson, Andrew Ostrom, Nicholas Ostrom, Anastasia Ostrom, Brian Siegel and great-grandchildren: Michael Atkinson, Carson Murphy, and Marilyn Atkinson. Relatives and friends may call at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd. Fairfax, VA 22032 on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 12 Noon till 2:00 PM. Mass of Catholic Burial will be at Michael’s Catholic Church, 7401 St. Michaels Lane, Annandale, VA 22003 on Tuesday, June 8, at 2:30 PM. Burial to follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.
Jun 8, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ed Glynn, Jr., Class of 1958, brother of Jack, Class of 1961, Jim, Class of 1965, Kevin, Class of 1975, and the late Tim, Class of 1968. Please keep the Glynn family in your prayers. EDWARD (Ed) JOSEPH GLYNN, JR., 80, of Frederick, MD died on June 6, 2021, after courageously battling COPD. Ed was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy, and was the son of Edward and Frances Nantell Glynn (both deceased) and is survived by sister Ellen Domin (Dave), brothers Jack (Carol), Jim (Jan) and Kevin. Ed was an uncle, great uncle, cousin & friend of many. For the last forty-one years, he shared his life with his wife, Gayle Sutch, who survives him. Ed was an avid animal lover his entire life and is predeceased by many four, three, and two-legged friends and leaves behind his buddies, Cody and Poppy. Ed was a proud Navy veteran having served his country in the helicopter anti-submarine squadron NINE “Sea Griffins”, operating off the USS Essex. Ed was above all an Artist. Ed started his art career in his hometown of Cleveland at the Cooper School of Art, he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Columbus College of Art and Design and at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Ed was a prolific creator exhibiting nationally. His paintings are held in numerous private and public collections. Ed also was known for the murals he created or oversaw throughout Cleveland and most notably at the Wheaton Metro Station. Ed was still creating new art up until the very end. Ed began his academic life as an instructor at various Ohio institutions including professorships at Cleveland State University and Lake Erie College. Ed became the Executive Director of the Western Reserve School for the Visual and Performing Arts Association before accepting the presidency of the Maryland College of Art and Design and relocating to Maryland. Ed served on numerous art organizations including the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Board of Directors, and the Strathmore Hall Arts Foundation, Board of Directors, and the National Council of Art Administrators. Ed also was a member of the Frederick County and Montgomery County Chambers of Commerce. Never idle, Ed started his own business Cactus Farm Graphics after his academic retirement focusing on small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Ed shared his talent and sense of humor with his clients, and he will be remembered by them for his generosity. Memorial remembrances in Ed’s name can be made online to the General Scholarship Fund at the Columbus College of Art and Design or to an animal rescue of your choice. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to attend the celebration service or who wish to email condolences may share at www.keeneybasford.com. Arrangements are with the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick, MD.
Jun 7, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bob Hilliard, Jr., Class of 1980. Please keep the Hilliard family in your prayers. ROBERT J. HILLIARD, JR. passed away on June 3, 2021. Beloved husband of Brigit Hilliard. Loving father of Rebekka, and Dustin. Cherished grandfather of Jordan Collier, Tyler Collier and Aila Hilliard. Dear brother of Sheila Lester, Marie Johnson, and Diana Robles. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Robert Sr. and Virginia Hilliard. He was a loving uncle and friend. Robert served his country in the United States Army, and will be missed by many. Per his request, there will be no services.
May 27, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. Glenn Novak, Sr., husband of Joan (St. Ed's Associate Athletic Director, 1998-2007, retired), father of Glenn, Jr., Class of 1989, and grandfather of Joey Keleman, Class of 2014. Please keep the Novak and Keleman families in your prayers. GLENN F. NOVAK, SR., age 73, beloved husband of 55 years to Joan (nee Kuchta); loving father of Holly Keleman (Joe) and Glenn (Susan); dear Pops of Brittany Whittaker (Tom), Kyler (fianceé Gina), Joey Keleman (fianceé Abby), Brad, Ally Keleman and Anthony and Vivian; dear Poppy of Evan, Ella, Finley and Harper; brother of Frank (Rita) and Janice Staresinic (Mark); uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend of many. Passed away May 24, 2021. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for his Funeral Mass Friday, May 28, The Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., THURSDAY 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Benedictine High School, 2900 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Cleveland, OH 44104, Holy Name High School, 6000 Queens Hwy., Parma Hts., OH 44130 or Mercyhurst University, 501 E. 38th St., Erie, PA 16546
May 27, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Florence McGuire, mother of John, Class of 1972, Mike, Class of 1973, Leo, Class of 1974, Mark, Class of 1977, Tom, Class of 1978, Barry, Class of 1980, and Paul, Class of 1982; grandmother of Jack McGuire, Class of 2017, and Kevin Marks, Class of 2021; mother-in-law of Dan Marks, Class of 1984. Please keep the McGuire and Marks families in your prayers. FLORENCE McGUIRE Born May 30, 1928; the only child of the late Leo and Mary Walits of Passaic, NJ. Beloved wife of the late John Ryan for over 70 years. Dear mother of Maureen (Dennis Foster), John, Michael, Leo, Mark (Jamie), Thomas (Lori), Barry (Maureen), Paul (Patty), and Nancy Marks (Dan). Loving Grandmother of 21 and Great-grandmother of 8. Graduated from Berkeley Secretarial School and worked on Wall Street for an import shipping company. Former Parish secretary at St. Raphael Parish; retired from her position of Secretary in the Communications Department of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland in 1996. Faithful parishioner at St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Lakewood for over 60 years, Eucharistic Minister, member of Christian Family Movement, Christ Renews His Parish, Women’s Journey and Pre-Cana ministries. Enjoyed traveling, including RV trips out west with her beloved cousin Ella and later visits to Ireland and Austria. Her life reflected her faith and virtues that she embraced. Passed away peacefully May 22, 2021. Her family would like to thank the staff at Emerald Village for their outstanding care. Funeral Mass Friday, June 4, at St. Luke the Evangelist Church (Clifton and Bunts Rd., Lakewood) at 11:00am. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. VISITATION IN THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD., THURSDAY JUNE 3rd FROM 3-7 PM. To view the livestream of the funeral Mass visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5SHpVegCoOZeD_YltAAGFg
May 24, 2021 CORRECTION, additions below: Dear Faculty & Staff: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Barbara Lesniak, mother of Mike Stanek, Class of 1977, grandmother of Matt Stanek, Class of 1997, Mike Bajorek, Class of 2005, Jim Bajorek, Class of 2006, Tim Bajorek, Class of 2010, Eric Stanek, Class of 2007, Andrew Stanek, Class of 2009, and Adam Stanek, Class of 2015, great grandmother of Josh Thomas, Class of 2020. Please keep the Lesniak, Stanek, and Bajorek families in your prayers. BARBARA A. LESNIAK (nee Goldbach) age 86. Beloved wife of the late Donald; mother of Michael Stanek (Carol) and Laura Bajorek (Michael); grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 13; sister of Nancy Engle and the late Fr. Edmund Goldbach and Dennis Goldbach; aunt and friend of many. Passed away May 21, 2021. Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 26, Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS TUESDAY 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Joseph Academy Scholarship Fund, 3470 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH 44111 or to St. Edward High School Scholarship Fund, 13500 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107. www.chambersfuneral.com St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
May 24, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Barbara Lesniak, mother of Mike Stanek, Class of 1977, grandmother of Matt Stanek, Class of 1997, Jim Bajorek, Class of 2006, Eric Stanek, Class of 2007, Andrew Stanek, Class of 2009, and Adam Stanek, Class of 2015, great grandmother of Josh Thomas, Class of 2020. Please keep the Lesniak, Stanek, and Bajorek families in your prayers. BARBARA A. LESNIAK (nee Goldbach) age 86. Beloved wife of the late Donald; mother of Michael Stanek (Carol) and Laura Bajorek (Michael); grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 13; sister of Nancy Engle and the late Fr. Edmund Goldbach and Dennis Goldbach; aunt and friend of many. Passed away May 21, 2021. Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 26, Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS TUESDAY 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Joseph Academy Scholarship Fund, 3470 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH 44111 or to St. Edward High School Scholarship Fund, 13500 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107. www.chambersfuneral.com St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
May 21, 2021 Below is the death notice of Charles J. Gallagher, father-in-law of John E. Gallagher, Class of 1969. Please keep the Gallagher family in your prayers. CHARLES J. GALLAGHER, age 89, Beloved husband of the adored late Frances (nee Flower) for 51 years. Loving father of Richard (Mary Alice “Ally”), Eileen Gallagher (John), Joan Baldasare (Rocco), Kathleen Snyder (John), Karen Barron (Mike), and Kevin. Cherished grandfather of 16. Great grandfather of 3. Son of the late Charles and Eugenia (nee Hendrickson). Dear brother of Patricia Gilman (Marvin Frisch, both deceased), Sr. Joan Gallagher, CSA, and Richard Gallagher(Yolanda). Graduate of St. Ignatius High School Class of 1950.Captain of the 1950 city championship football team. Graduated from Case Western Reserve, electrical engineering. Proud Korean War veteran. Accomplished partner at MC 2. Loved all sports, football, baseball and anything Cleveland. Lover of golf, when he could no longer play, he studied the sport and became a family coach, urging us to be the best we can be. Determined to keep his mind sharp, inviting cognitive challenges. Valued faith, family , fun and a good sense of humor. Active member and volunteer in the Catholic Church. He held people in high regard in lieu of material things. He was a man of integrity and honesty, a man for others. He was an example of true love as evidenced by the love he shared with our family, especially our beloved mother. Jocko you are top drawer, may you dance in the arms of Fran into eternity. Passed away May 16, 2021. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22 at St. Luke Church (corner of Clifton and Bunts, Lakewood) where face masks are required. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive guests at the McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Lakewood, 14133 Detroit Avenue on Saturday from 9 – 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Joseph’s Home / Mary’s Home 2412 Community College Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. To view the livestream of the funeral mass visit https://stlukelakewood.org/
May 21, 2021 Below is the death notice of Thomas E. Kilbane, brother of Joseph Kilbane, Class of 1959, uncle of Timothy Kilbane, Class of 2004, and grandfather of Jack Kurz, Class of 2019. Please keep the Kilbane and Kurz families in your prayers. THOMAS E. KILBANE, age 86. Beloved husband of 55 years to Mary Jane (nee Manak); father of Tom (Colleen), Mary Greive (Dave), Sheila Becker (John, "Seanie"), Anne Kurz (Pete) and Marty (Colleen); grandfather of Martin, Michael and Thomas Kilbane, Megan, Danny and Bryan Greive, Mary Grace, Leah, John and Jacqueline Becker, Jack and Madison Kurz and Will Kilbane; brother of Rose Ann Wise (the late Art), Jack (Lois), Joe (Beth), Eileen (deceased), Catherine Schneider (Russ) (both deceased), Bernie (deceased) (Ava), Marty (Coletta)(both deceased), Mickey (deceased) and Peggy (deceased); uncle and friend of many. Tom was a devout Catholic, and his family and faith were everything to him. He was a proud member and defender of Right to Life. Passed away May 16, 2021. Funeral Mass Saturday, May 22, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr.) at 10:00 A.M. (Mass will be livestreamed on the Chambers Funeral Homes Facebook page.) Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS FRIDAY 4-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111 or to St. Colman Church Restoration Fund, 2027 West 65th Street, Cleveland, OH 44102. www.chambersfuneral.com ? Please note, a list of all St. Ed's Alumni who have passed on can be found here on Eagle Connect.?
May 20, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dennis Duch, Class of 1965, grandfather of Gannon Ingraham, Class of 2018, and Aidan Ingraham, Class of 2019. Please keep the Duch and Ingraham families in your prayers. DENNIS ARTHUR DUCH, age 74, of Medina, passed away on March 31, 2021. He was born on March 26, 1947 in Cleveland, OH to Joseph and Ethel (nee Kappler). Dennis was full of compassion and patience. He was happiest spending time at home with his family and friends, always welcoming everyone. He enjoyed following his grandchildren in sports, working in the yard, and playing with his dogs. He is a retired comptroller, having worked in the transportation industry for 50 years. He was proud to serve his country in the United States Air Force. Dennis will be dearly missed by the love of his life, Mary Kathleen Duch (nee Haviland); his beloved children, Tricia (Jim) Buettner, Tracey Estermera, Kevin (Christine) Duke, Wendy (Rodney) Hall, Amy Duch, Jennifer Ingraham, Daniel (Vanessa) Duch, Jody Floro, Alison (Dennis) Kuzma, Mary Colleen (Jason) McDaniel, Bridget (Ryan) White; his 28 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; loving in-laws; and extended family. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ethel; and by his parent in-laws, Pete and Mary Ellin (nee McNulty) Haviland. Friends may join the family for visitation for Dennis on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Road, Medina, (corner of Rte 18 & River Styx Rd.) OH 44256. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held for Dennis on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hinckley, OH at 10:30am. Interment will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, OH.
May 17, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Boehnlein, Class of 1954, brother of the late Lou Boehnlein, Class of 1958. Please keep the Boehnlein family in your prayers. JOHN DAVID BOEHNLEIN, 85, of Medina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. He had been fighting Parkinson’s Disease for many years. John was born in Fairview Park, Ohio on March 8, 1936, to Louis and Erma (Stilber) Boehnlein along with eight brothers and sisters. As eight are now deceased, his dear sister, Rosemary Meyers is always a bright light in our lives. Also surviving John is his wife of 62 years, Jean (Celizic) Boehnlein; children, Jeffrey John, John Scott and Jennifer Mary. He also leaves behind many Boehnlein nieces and nephews, especially Dale and Kathy Boehnlein; his treasured hunting and fishing cohorts; and his beloved O’Connor family, the late Peggy (Tim) O’Connor, Ryan Sr. (Kristen), Matthew (Julie) and two special great-nephews, Ryan Jr. and Luke; and special friends, Tracy Lezark, Mary Kay and Ralph Genco, and Mary Lou and Bob Brock. John went to grade school at St. Angela Merici in Fairview Park, Ohio. A family favorite photo is the one of John as an altar boy leading the procession at St. Angela Merici groundbreaking. He graduated from St. Edwards High School, went on to John Carroll and earned his bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University. In 1974, John moved his wife and children to Medina so they could attend a special needs program at the Medina County Achievement Center, and so John, who loved the outdoors, would have more space. Medina had it all! It was a wonderful decision, and everyone thrived. At that time, Holy Martyrs Catholic Church was just being established and John and Jean joined as a founding family. John joined Tubbs Insurance Agency and became well known and well received in the community. He ran the business for many years and always spoke with great affection for the people he worked with and so many others that he got to know through his business. He also became very involved with the Special Olympics as well as the extraordinary needs of the special people of Medina County. His genuine words “these are my people” will always be remembered. He loved them and they loved him in return. The staff there were incredible and contributed to making his children the wonderful adults they are today. The family would like to thank the Cleveland Clinic Hospice of Fairlawn for their care and compassion for John, bringing much needed peace and comfort – you will never be forgotten. And, much gratitude to all their family, friends and neighbors for their support and love on his very long journey. A visitation will be held for John on Sunday, May 16, 2021, from 2-4pm at Waite & Son Funeral Home (765 N. Court Street in Medina). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10:00 am at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church located at 3100 Old Weymouth Road in Medina, OH. The family will hold a private graveside service at Resurrection Cemetery in the near future In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in John’s memory to Special Olympics of Medina County (4691 Windfall Rd, Medina, OH 44256). Memories of John and condolences may be posted at www.waitefuneralhome.com
May 17, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jim Krueger, Class of 1961, father of Jim, Jr., Class of 1988, and Kevin, Class of 1990, grandfather of Wesley Piai, Class of 2023, brother of the late Jack, Class of 1961, and brother-in-law of Brian McTaggart, Class of 1974. Please keep the Krueger, Piai, and Taggart families in your prayers. JAMES E. KRUEGER age 77, beloved husband Danene A. (nee Cummings); loving father of Dara (Tim Piai), James (Robin), and Kevin (Stephani); Dear grandpa of Andrew, Wesley, and Fiona; Meghan, Dylan, Katye and Emily; Jonah, Miles and Beckett; Brother of Margaret Cockburn (Michael), Patricia Arth (Cliff), John (deceased) (Mary Ellen) and Joseph (Dee); Son of the late Mary Evelyn (nee Burns) and Edward W. Krueger; brother-in-law of Patrick Cummings (Colette), Anne Cummings (Lawrence Krakovsky) and Jane McTaggart (Brian). Passed away, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Funeral Mass, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village) Wednesday, May 19 at 11 AM. Mass will be livestreamed at https://boxcast.tv/view/jim-krueger-funeral-322230 Interment Holy Cross. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia) TUESDAY, MAY 18 from 4 – 7 PM. (Face masks and Social Distancing required at Funeral Home and Church). Family suggests memorial contributions to Cleveland Clinic Hospice, 6801 Brecksville Rd #10, Cleveland, OH 44131.
May 13, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. Thomas Tomsik, father of Tom "Mike" Tomsik, Class of 1977, grandfather of Mitch Tomsik, Class of 2020. Mr. Tomsik, with his son, Mike, designed the St. Edward Chapel and Pre-engineering building. Please keep the Tomsik family in your prayers. THOMAS E. TOMSIK, age 88; beloved husband of the late Esther M. (nee Mitchell) for 62 years; loving father of Denise Bobulsky (Rich) and Tom “Michael” Tomsik; dearest grandfather of Alyson Bobulsky (Greg Cortese), Devon Climer (Sam), Peter Bobulsky (Nina), Hanna and Mitchell Tomsik; great-grandfather of Miles Climer; son of the late Matthew and Margaret (nee Pastercic); brother of Donald (Dorothy) and Leonard (Laura); brother-in-law of James Mitchell (deceased) (Diana) and Jerry Mitchell (Marilyn); uncle and dear friend of many. Tom was a notable Cleveland architect, having architectural licenses in Ohio, Florida, West Virginia and NCARB. He was a member and past president of A.I.A. Cleveland chapter. A detail-oriented architect, his design work included many churches, schools, gymnasiums, sports facilities, apartments, nursing homes, offices and more. His design of the Berea Commons Towne Center, for his longtime friend Frank Crisafi, developer, earned recognition as a HUD Urban Renewal project. His designs included the Holy Family Chapel and school addition, Holy Spirit Church (Avon Lake), St. Christopher Parish expansion, St. Barnabas Church, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church addition, Normandy High School, St. Ignatius Murphy Field House, St. Ignatius science lab and atrium, projects at Cleveland State, Kent State, Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland Public Schools. With his son he designed the St. Edward Chapel and Pre-engineering building. He served on many non-profit boards and was a school board member in the city of Brooklyn and a friend and volunteer at St. Augustine Church in Tremont. Tom was a mentor to many young aspiring architects, including his son. He was a graduate of St. Ignatius High School and Case Western Reserve University. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Ignatius High School Scholarship Fund www.ignatius.edu/give/scholarshipdrive. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Church, 7367 York Rd., Parma, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Spirit Cemetery. Friends received at RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), FRIDAY 3-7 P.M. Social distancing and masks required.
May 12, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Gail Ann Falk, wife of Dave, Class of 1972, mother of Matt, Class of 1998 (St. Ed's Pre-Engineering teacher from 2003 - 2019), Bryan, Class of 2001, and Dan, Class of 2003. Please keep the Falk family in your prayers. GAIL ANN FALK, age 63, of Grafton, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at her home after an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 11, 1957 to Lawrence and Carol (nee Haverlock) Noll. Gail was a 1975 graduate of Midpark High School in Middleburg Hts., Ohio. She went on to further her education at Ashland University earning a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in education from Bowling Green State University. She taught at Keystone Elementary School in LaGrange for 17 years. Gail was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Grafton and a former member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church in North Olmsted. Gail's life revolved around her family. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially on vacations they would take together. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, David Falk; children, Matthew (Jennifer) Falk, Bryan (Julie) Falk, Daniel (Meghann) Falk; grandchildren, Isabel, Violet, Ben, Maggie, Lilly, and Vincent Falk; sisters, Sandy (Gene) Wessel, and Karen (Dean) Robinson; and brothers, Greg (Gail) Noll, and Chris (Patti) Noll. Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Carol Noll; and her sister, Deborah Noll. The family will receive friends and family on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 708 Erie Street, Grafton, OH 44044. Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow the visitation at 12:00 p.m. at the Church. Rev. Father John Seabold, Pastor, will officiate. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery, in Brook Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family. The family would like to honor Gail by donating a bench to Keystone Elementary School in her memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dovinreberjones.com.
May 11, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. James Stringer, father of James, Jr. "Brian," Class of 1984, and Tommy, Class of 1988. Please keep the Stringer family in your prayers. JAMES ELLIS STRINGER, age 78, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Born on July 11, 1942 in West Virginia to Gracie (nee Tackett) and Roland Stringer, James "Jim, Jimmy, Pops" spent his days in the serene beauty of his hometown, fostering his love for automobiles and eventually meeting the woman who would become his wife of 55 years, Emma Lou Hudson. Eventually they moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he served for several years in the U.S. National Guard. Afterward, he took up cosmetology and started working at John Roberts Salon. In 1987, James opened up Frank-Ellis Hair Design in West Park where he worked until he retired in early 2020. James is survived by his wife Emma; his sons Brian (Jennifer), Tommy (Steven); his grandchildren Bianca Schoeller (Ryan), Danielle, Tony (Sam), and Noah (Lexie); great-grandchildren Sophia and Zara; his in-laws Norma Johnson Thurman (d. 2009), Rod and Shelva Ensley, Drema Hudson, Barbara Lopez, Ira Hudson (d. 2000; Mickie d. 2012), as well as numerous beloved nephews, nieces, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his brothers Bob (Peggy) and Leonard (Carol), and his sister Lucille. The family would like to express their gratitude to The Hospice of the Western Reserve for all of their care and assistance. Services will be private, but there will be an ongoing public memorial at Edward Ellis Salon for anyone who would like to pay their respects. The family would also ask that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND (216) 251-6566.
May 3, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. John Tokar, Jr., father of Jay Tokar, Class of 1977, and grandfather of J.G. Tokar, Class of 2008. Please keep the Tokar family in your prayers. JOHN TOKAR, JR., age 86, beloved husband of Noreen (nee Joyce); dearest father of Jay (Joanne) and Terrance; grandfather and great grandfather; brother-in-law of Karen Joyce. Passed away April 22, 2021. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake, Tuesday, May 11, at 10:30 am. A luncheon will immediately follow the Mass at Avon Oaks Country Club. Family suggests contributions to Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 3430 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111, or St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
Apr 26, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Brycen Gray, Class of 2022, brother of Patrick Gray, Class of 2018. Please keep the Gray family in your prayers. BRYCEN “BRYCIE BEAR” GRAY, age 17, passed away April 23, 2021. Cherished son of Shawn & Tara Gray (nee Morales). Loving brother of Ricky Gray and Patrick Gray. Beloved grandson of Angel J. Morales, Carmen L. Morales, Martin T. Gray and Charlene Gray. Uncle of Avianna Gray. Nephew of Justin Morales, Mark (Christina) Morales, Marty E. (Gina) Gray and Curtis Gray. Cousin of Nick Gonzalez, Victoria Gray, Kaila Morales, Micky Gray, Jaylen Morales, Hunter Morales and Lila Morales. He also leaves behind a host of loving family members and friends. Brycen was very social and charismatic. If you knew Brycen you know that he was always the comedian in the group. He was very daring, loved sports, and loved his family and friends. Brycen had a very special bond with both of his brothers and will be missed dearly. Visitation will be held at Jardine Funeral Home, 15822 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH 44136 Tuesday April 27, 2021 from 2-7PM. A funeral mass will be held at St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood OH, 44107. Saturday May 1, 2021, at 10AM. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Brycen’s memory may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide at https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=2078
Apr 23, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. William Wynne, grandfather of Jon Tabar, Class of 1999, Will Tabar, Class of 2001, and Andy Tabar, Class of 2005. Please keep the Tabar family in your prayers. WILLIAM ANTHONY WYNNE, age 99, beloved husband of the late Margaret M. (nee Roberts), loving father of Joanne Owczarzak (Robert-deceased), William G., (deceased) (Antoinette-deceased), Susan Kovach (Daniel), Marcia Deering, Robert (Sandra), Donna Tabar (David), Patrick (Marge), Margaret Stockmaster (Mark) and James Kathleen); grandfather of 27; great grandfather of 41; great great grandfather of one; brother of the late Mary W. Lutzke (Gerald) and James M. (Eleanor); uncle and cousin of many. US Air Force WWII Veteran. William was a retired Cleveland Plain Dealer photojournalist and a former NASA research photographer. Passed away, Monday April 19, 2021. Funeral Mass at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church (West Blvd. and Lorain Ave.) Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (W. OF COLUMBIA), Sunday from 2-4PM. FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to Oaks Family Care Center, 4196 Center Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212, Catholic Charities, 7911 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102.
Apr 20, 2021 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Tom O'Malley, Sr., Class of 1953, on Nov. 27, 2020. Please keep the O'Malley family in your prayers. THOMAS PATRICK O'MALLEY, SR., age 85, died peacefully on 11/27/2020 at Whispering Pines Assisted Living Center under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice Services. Tom was born on March 6, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio to Evelyn (Kramer) and Thomas A. O’Malley. He graduated from Notre Dame University in 1957 and Loyola Medical School in 1961. He met his wife, MaryAnn Siedlecki, while completing his medical training and they were married on October 8, 1960. Shortly after completing specialty training in Ophthalmology, Tom joined the U.S. Army and served as an ophthalmologist in the middle-1960s, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Tom, MaryAnn and their five children then moved to Stevens Point where he joined the Rice Clinic, becoming Stevens Point’s first ophthalmologist. He retired from full-time medical practice in 2000. In the mid-1970s, Tom co-founded and served as the first president of the local Community Theatre. He also enjoyed golf, tennis, skiing, cooking, music, stained glass art, as well as building and racing miniature sailboats. The real value for Tom in all his hobbies was in the friendships they created. He is preceded in death by his wife MaryAnn; his parents; a sister, Kathy Hoole; a son, Christopher; and a daughter, Megan. He is survived by a sister, Carole (Jack) Pompeii of Lorain, OH; a son Thomas Jr (Lynn) of Stevens Point, WI; two daughters, MaryBeth (David) Graber of Wayne, NE and Maureen (Michael Covino) of Chatham, NJ; six grandchildren; and his very special friend, Jane Boehm of Waupaca, WI. As much as Tom enjoyed a good party, as a local physician he would be bothered by the idea of family and friends gathering on his behalf during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, no services will be scheduled at this time. Please take a moment to remember Tom and celebrate his remarkable life, and your part in it, in any way that seems right to you from the safety of your own homes. His family feels, and is grateful for, your love and support. We look forward to gathering to celebrate his life at such time as it can be done safely. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Ascension Saint Michael’s Foundation or a charity of your choice. His family wishes to give sincere thanks to all his caregivers including Dr. Teri Hahn and her staff, Ascension at Home Hospice, and Whispering Pines. Your care, empathy and compassion have been absolutely exemplary and no words can adequately convey our gratitude. “No sun outlasts the sunset, but it will rise again and bring the dawn.” - M. Angelou “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - W. Shakespeare
Apr 19, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Margaret Sawicki, mother of Dave, Class of 1983, Will, Class of 1985, and grandmother of Jake Sawicki, Class of 2016. Please keep the Sawicki family in your prayers. MARGARET SAWICKI passed, on April 8, 2021, after a long and heroic battle with cancer. In Cleveland, where she was born and raised, Marge and her husband Chester raised 3 children. She went on to own and operate a successful premier-catering service. Marge was a devoted and forgiving person that had many friends. Her lifetime mission was dedicated to the preservation and rescue of endangered wildlife species as well as neglected domestic animals. She loved flowers and plants and being surrounded by nature. She always had a quest for knowledge and wanted to constantly learn as much as possible in all aspects of life. Above all, Margaret loved life and the wonderful things that were part of this magical journey. Margaret is preceded in death by her husband and father of their children, Chester Sawicki, who passed in 2002. Margaret leaves behind children, Michael (Shawna), David (Doreen) and William; grandchildren, Jake and Luke; and sister, Rita (Clay) Prior. In keeping with Margaret's wishes there will be no services and cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers, offer an act of kindness toward another person or an animal in her honor. Heritage Cremation Society is honored to be entrusted with Margaret's care. Heritage Cremation Society 800.264.2295 www.heritagecremationsociety.com
Apr 16, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Jennifer Dempsey Smith, sister of Chris Dempsey, Class of 1975. Please keep the Dempsey family in your prayers. JENNIFER DEMPSEY SMITH, age 59, beloved wife of the late Rueben; loving mother of Bryan Davis (Sarah) and Joey Davis and stepmother of Lauren Kraitre and Elliot Smith; grandmother of Brealynn and stepgrandmother of Vance; beloved daughter of Rosemary (nee Crawley) and the late William Dempsey; dear sister of Sharon Scully, William Michael (deceased), Mary Margaret Martin (Donald), Christopher (Lisa), Patricia Gilbert (Victor), Jane Marie Borgmann (Richard, deceased), Katherine Sweeney (deceased) (Martin), Carolyn Bruening, Joanne (deceased), Rosemarie Czechanski, John Peter (deceased) and Diane Provateare (Patrick); loving aunt, great-aunt and friend of many. Passed away suddenly April 12, 2021. All services will be private for the family and a Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date.
Apr 16, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Marie "Bunny" Becker, wife or Bob Becker, Class of 1960, mother of Paul Becker, Class of 1986, grandmother of Rich Pokrywka, Class of 2021, mother-in-law of Dan Karliak, Class of 1980, and Rich Pokrywka, Class of 1993, sister-in-law of Ron Becker, Class of 1959, and Jim Becker, Class of 1957, and aunt of Ron Becker, Jr., Class of 1988. Please keep the Becker, Pokrywka, and Karliak families in your prayers. MARIE “BUNNY” BECKER (nee Offutt), age 81, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Beloved wife of Robert P; loving mother of Christine Karliak (Dan), Beth Karpuszka (Ron), Paul Becker, and Mary Pokrywka (Rich); grandmother of 12; sister of Cathy Weston (Les, DEC), Bill Offutt (Betsy), and the late Joe Offutt (Jean); aunt of many. In lieu of flowers memorial may be forwarded to the Poor Clare Nuns on Rocky River Drive. Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, April 19, at 10:30am in St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Rd. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 23040 Center Ridge Rd. From 3-8pm Sunday 440-331-0999. craciunfuneralhomes.com
Apr 15, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jack Ohlemacher, grandson of Jack O'Flanagan, Class of 1967. Please keep the Ohlemacher and O'Flanagan families in your prayers. With breaking hearts, we say goodbye to our beloved Jack Robert Ohlemacher, December 5, 2000 to April 10, 2021. Jack was cherished son to Kellie Huxtable and Brad Ohlemacher, adored brother to Cate and Bridget Huxtable, precious grandson to Bob and Lois Ohlemacher and Jack and Betty Jo O'Flanagan, loving nephew and cousin, and treasured friend to countless many. To know Jack, or Ohly as he was known to his friends, was to feel the warmth of his smile and the sweetness in his heart. He naturally lit up any room with his contagious and undeniable personality. Confident yet self-deprecating, ambitious yet compassionate, tough yet gentle, and perhaps most of all, fiercely loyal to his friends and family. Jack grew up a proud Pirate in Rocky River, OH where he loved competing on the high school gridiron. From an early age, he seemed to excel at most adventures including rock climbing, snowboarding, skateboarding and guitar. He was an avid sports enthusiast and a lifelong fan of all the Cleveland-area professional sports teams, the Browns first among them. Jack began pursuing his career after high school as a budding part-time entrepreneur while also working at a digital marketing firm. Jack never seemed to have an idle moment, always on the go, and usually absorbing a podcast ranging from business to philosophy. Jack's family extends its heartful thanks to anyone who ever loved or cared for him during his life. Although we lost him too soon, we will be forever grateful for the beautiful time we had together. And knowing Jack, he would want us to truly celebrate his life rather than mourn his death. Please take special care of yourselves, and, each other. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Berry-McGreevey Funeral Home, 26691 Detroit Rd, Westlake, OH 44145. Jack's Funeral Mass will be offered at 12:30 pm on Friday, April 16, 2021 at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 20141 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116 where face masks and social distancing will be required and capacity will be limited. The Mass will be live streamed https://boxcast.tv/view/jack-ohlemacher-ulboailrskcefatyy94g A reception to follow Mass will be held at the Huxtable family's home, 51 Oak Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116. Friends and family are also invited to visit with Jack's family between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Berry-McGreevey Funeral Home. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers Jack's family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice. .
Apr 15, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ed Ptacek, Class of 1962, brother in law of John Sullivan, Class of 1972, and Dave Lyons, Class of 1973. Please keep the Ptacek, Sullivan, and Lyons families in your prayers. EDWARD J. PTACEK, age 77, died April 6, 2021 in Venice, FL. Ed is beloved by his bride of 41 years, Eileen (nee Sullivan) Ptacek. He was the firstborn of Evelyn (nee Masterson) and Edward Ptacek (both deceased). He was a loving father to Edward (deceased) and Aileen Marshall (Randy). He was a cherished grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. Ed had seven siblings and had a special relationship with Judith and Timothy (deceased) Ptacek. Ed was a proud graduate of St. Edward High School class of 1962. He received the school's Bronze Eagle Award in 1992 and was the Alumnus of the Year in 1996. He supported priests and religious in the Cleveland Diocese as a member of the Serra Club. Ed was a Navy veteran who served in the Mediterranean on the SS Saratoga. After his service to his country he used his talents in a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. In retirement Eileen and Ed lived in Avon Lake, OH and Venice, FL. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed house and garden projects, and preparing and sharing meals with his family and many friends. A funeral Mass will be celebrated April 20 at 11:00 at Epiphany Cathedral, Venice, FL His cremains will be placed in the memorial garden following Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial support is suggested for St. Edward High School or Br. Andre's Food Pantry at St. Ed's, 13500 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107. Mass will be livestreamed at http://www.moonbeamvideocasting.com/mblivestream2 Toale Brothers Ewing Chapel is in charge of arrangements. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
Apr 15, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joe Kitchen, Class of 1962, father of Allen, Class of 1986, Tim, Class of 2002, and grandfather of Caden Kitchen, Class of 2023. Please keep the Kitchen family in your prayers. JOSEPH J. KITCHEN, age 76, beloved husband of 53 years to Bernadette (nee Seman); loving father of Allen (Darcye), Robin Kimble and Timothy (Jessica); proud Grandpa of Cameryn, Rylee, Caden, Alyssa, Benjamin, and Parker; brother of Jerome (Arlene), Andrew, and Barbara Helon; uncle and great-uncle of many. Passed away April 10, 2021. Funeral Mass Thursday, April 15, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111) at 10 A.M. where friends may call ONE HOUR PRIOR TO MASS. Please observe all Covid-19 safety guidelines. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME 1-216-251-6566 www.chambersfuneral.com
Apr 14, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Glending, Class of 1971, brother of Jim, Class of 1972, and Joe, Class of 1975. Please keep the Glending family in your prayers. JOHN J. GLENDING, age 68, beloved son of the late John E. and Mary Jean (nee Urbancic) Glending; dearest grandson of the late Joseph and Mary (nee Marincic) Urbancic and the late Francis and Margaret (nee Baker) Glending; loving brother of James (Monica), Mary Ellen O'Brien (Seamus), Joseph, Margaret Baringer (Dr. David, M.D. - deceased), Jeanne Bajic (Leo) and Kathleen; brother-in-law to Pam Glending; dearest uncle of Erin (Luke), Carly and Ian Glending; Tom Bajic (Chrissie), Mary Nordmeyer (Eric), Cathy Goskey (Dan), Michael and Margaret Bajic; Colleen, Kate and Jack Glending and Shannon O'Brien; dearest nephew of Patricia and the late Joseph A. Glending and Francis Glending; beloved cousin to many especially Michael Glending (Carie), Trisha Lind (Eric) and Andrea Votypka (John). John passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, April 10, 2021. Funeral Mass, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland), Saturday, April 17th at 10 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd., (West of Columbia), FRIDAY from 3 – 7 PM. (Face masks and social distancing required at Funeral Home and Church). Family suggests memorial contributions to the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, Ohio 44111-2998.
Apr 13, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Leonarda Agozzino, mother of Leozino, Class of 1974, and the late Joseph, Class of 1973, grandmother of Charles Agozzino, Class of 2003, Rocky Agozzino, Class of 2006, Chad Agozzino, Class of 2012, aunt of Charles Manno, Class of 1980, Joseph Manno, Class of 1982, great aunt of John Litten, Class of 1997, Domenic Litten, Class of 1999, Bill Litten, Class of 2002, Charles Litten, Class of 2007, Joey Litten, Class of 2015, Michael Manno, Class of 2010, Thomas Manno, Class of 2014, John Manno, Class of 2017, Christian Sweeney, Class of 2003, great-great aunt of Joshua Litten, Class of 2021, and Brendan Litten, Class of 2023. Please keep the Agozzino, Manno, Litten and Sweeney families in your prayers. LEONARDA AGOZZINO, (nee Patane) age 89, was born in Mascali Sicily. Devoted wife of Calogero (deceased). Beloved mother of Joe (deceased) (Anne nee Matteucci) and Leo (Karen nee Brunner). Dearest Nonna of Lia (Micah) Pickel, Charles, Rocky (Kassie), Cassie, Colleen and Chad. Loving great grandmother of Joey, Jack, Aella and Leo. Dear sister of Giacomina (deceased). Loving aunt and friend of many. Lee was devoted to her Catholic faith and her family. Visitation Friday, April 16, 2021, 5 - 8pm at Holick Craciun Funeral Home 23040 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake Oh. 44145. Funeral Mass Saturday at 10:30am at St. Bernadette Catholic Church 2256 Clague Rd. Westlake. Livestream of FUNERAL MASS at saintbernadetteparish.org Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family suggests contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School 1355 W 70th Cleveland Oh. 44102 or St. Bernadette. Condolences may be shared at www.holickcraciunfuneralhome.com for the Agozzino family.
Apr 13, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. Thomas McBride, father of Mike, Class of 1975, Pat, Class of 1976, Marty, Class of 1978, Owen, Class of 1979, grandfather of Dr. Michael McBride, Class of 2010, and brother-in-law of Chuck MacMillan, Class of 1957. Please keep the McBride and MacMillan families in your prayers. THOMAS OWEN McBRIDE died peacefully at home on April 6. Loving and devoted husband of Helen (deceased) and fun father of Michael (Nancy Scarcella), Patrick (Jean, nee Flaherty), Martin (Mary, nee Walton), Owen (Dr. Nancy, nee Riley), Kate (Joseph McCusker), Molly Steen (Paul, deceased) and Tim (Kate, nee Schmotzer), grandfather of Allison (Jordan Alter), Erin (Mark Ventura), Mike, Aidan, Abigail, Annie, Megan, Alec, Dan, Lucy, Thomas, Jack, Lee, Charlie, Dodge, Maggie, Annabelle, Brendan, Will, Dez and Tony and great-grandfather of Mark and Jackson. Brother of Charles, Joseph, Annabelle, Maureen, John and Jerry (all deceased). Brother-in-law to Charles MacMillan (Rose deceased), Doreen, Winnie, Marie, Tom McGinty, Fred Kramer (all deceased) Nancy McBride and Beverly McBride. And as you might have guessed with all those siblings and in-laws, Tom was the proud uncle and great-uncle of many. Tom was born to Irish immigrants (the late Annie McLernon and Patrick McBride) on East 69th Street in Cleveland's Hough neighborhood, attended St. Agnes Grade School, rode the street car to Holy Name High School (1948), served in the US Air Force (1949), graduated from John Carroll University (1955) and Kent State University (1970). Tom loved his wife, Toots, fully and daily. He was a fun-loving prankster and engaged dad, an educator and principal in the Cleveland Public School System, a grass-roots community activist and Lakewood City councilman committed to a fairer and more just world, who loved all things in nature, but definitely wildflowers on the Ridge most of all. He was always positive, greeted each new day with energy and visible joy. Whether on the campaign trail, the abandoned road at the Farm, the Lake porch or in a car packed with seven rambunctious kids (and whomever else he and Helen had invited on the vacation) Tom was 100% present. Tom led an active Christian infused, Cursillo renewed life praying daily. He lovingly and consistently reached out to others in need, inviting them into his life, his heart, and his home. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Malachi Church (West 25th St. and Detroit Ave.) Thursday, April 15 at noon and will be live streamed: http://tinyurl.com/ThomasMcBride. Social distancing will be observed and face masks required. Seating is limited. A celebration of Tom’s life, his humor and goodness is planned for July 9, 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Little Brothers and Sisters of the Eucharist, 3675 West 165th St., Cleveland, OH 44111 or the Poor Clare’s Monastery, 3501 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111. Please visit www.mcgorray-hanna.com for updates on the Celebration of Tom’s Life.
Apr 11, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. Thomas McBride, father of Mike, Class of 1975, Pat, Class of 1976, Marty, Class of 1978, Owen, Class of 1979, and brother-in-law of Chuck MacMillan, Class of 1957. Please keep the McBride and MacMillan families in your prayers. THOMAS OWEN McBRIDE died peacefully at home on April 6. Loving and devoted husband of Helen (deceased) and fun father of Michael (Nancy Scarcella), Patrick (Jean, nee Flaherty), Martin (Mary, nee Walton), Owen (Dr. Nancy, nee Riley), Kate (Joseph McCusker), Molly Steen (Paul, deceased) and Tim (Kate, nee Schmotzer), grandfather of Allison (Jordan Alter), Erin (Mark Ventura), Mike, Aidan, Abigail, Annie, Megan, Alec, Dan, Lucy, Thomas, Jack, Lee, Charlie, Dodge, Maggie, Annabelle, Brendan, Will, Dez and Tony and great-grandfather of Mark and Jackson. Brother of Charles, Joseph, Annabelle, Maureen, John and Jerry (all deceased). Brother-in-law to Charles MacMillan (Rose deceased), Doreen, Winnie, Marie, Tom McGinty, Fred Kramer (all deceased) Nancy McBride and Beverly McBride. And as you might have guessed with all those siblings and in-laws, Tom was the proud uncle and great-uncle of many. Tom was born to Irish immigrants (the late Annie McLernon and Patrick McBride) on East 69th Street in Cleveland's Hough neighborhood, attended St. Agnes Grade School, rode the street car to Holy Name High School (1948), served in the US Air Force (1949), graduated from John Carroll University (1955) and Kent State University (1970). Tom loved his wife, Toots, fully and daily. He was a fun-loving prankster and engaged dad, an educator and principal in the Cleveland Public School System, a grass-roots community activist and Lakewood City councilman committed to a fairer and more just world, who loved all things in nature, but definitely wildflowers on the Ridge most of all. He was always positive, greeted each new day with energy and visible joy. Whether on the campaign trail, the abandoned road at the Farm, the Lake porch or in a car packed with seven rambunctious kids (and whomever else he and Helen had invited on the vacation) Tom was 100% present. Tom led an active Christian infused, Cursillo renewed life praying daily. He lovingly and consistently reached out to others in need, inviting them into his life, his heart, and his home. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Malachi Church (West 25th St. and Detroit Ave.) Thursday, April 15 at noon and will be live streamed: http://tinyurl.com/ThomasMcBride. Social distancing will be observed and face masks required. Seating is limited. A celebration of Tom’s life, his humor and goodness is planned for July 9, 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Little Brothers and Sisters of the Eucharist, 3675 West 165th St., Cleveland, OH 44111 or the Poor Clare’s Monastery, 3501 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111. Please visit www.mcgorray-hanna.com for updates on the Celebration of Tom’s Life.
Apr 11, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. Nicholas Pompeani, son of Fred Pompeani, Class of 1975, nephew of Angelo Pompeani, Class of 1977, Bob Pompeani, Class of 1978, Matt Pompeani, Class of 1979, and Joe Miketo, Class of 1975, cousin of Jim Miketo, Class of 2004. Please keep the Pompeani and Miketo families in your prayers. NICHOLAS POMPEANI, age 34, born Sept 17,1986, passed away March 20, 2021. Long time resident of Austin, Texas. Devoted son of Fred (Beth) and Marita Pompeani (Nee Miketo). Nicholas is survived by his brothers Thomas and Joseph Pompeani and sister Alexandra Andrus. Also survived by the Love of his Life, Tara Flanagan. The family will receive friends in Celebration of Nick's Life at Church of St. Dominic, 3450 Norwood Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio, on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9 am. Funeral Mass at 10 am. Private burial. Donations in Nick's honor can be made to NAMI of Central Texas, https://namicentraltx.org/donate/ or FrontLine Service, Cleveland, Ohio https://www.frontlineservice.org/donate
Apr 10, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Elaine Brandt, mother of Mark, Class of 1981, and grandmother of Henry Brandt, Class of 2016. Please keep the Brandt family in your prayers. ELAINE M. BRANDT, 88, died April 6, 2021. Elaine was preceded in death by her lifelong husband Richard, her parents, and brother Lloyd. She is survived by her brothers, Jack and Steve, sisters, Joanne and Cheryl; her five children, Ted (Elizabeth), David (Marcia), Amy Boren (Marvin), Mark (Kathryn), and Lisa Maharry (John); grandchildren, Patrick, Molly, Benjamin, Christopher, Heather, Lauren, Allison, Bethany, Jillian, Mary Grace, Henry, Katie, Lauren, Carson, Joseph, Aaron, and Sophie; and seven great-grandchildren. A special thank you to her foster child and caretaker Michele Ricker. Elaine grew up in rural upstate New York and attended a one-room schoolhouse. She skipped two grades due to being the only one in the school that year and found herself a 16-year-old college student at Plattsburgh State Teacher College. She was a social butterfly who never met a stranger who didn't become a friend. Pursuing a career in teaching was interrupted in raising her five children and supporting her husband's business Freeland-Brandt Real Estate in Rocky River, Ohio. When she went back to Kent State University in 1970, it continued her pursuit of lifelong learning and pursuance of both a master's degree and eventually doctorate equivalency in Special Education. She taught at Horace Mann Middle School where most of her children attended as well. Upon retirement, she became an advisor to student teachers at Cleveland State University, where she traveled to schools throughout the region to help the student teachers and pass on her knowledge. She used her earnings from CSU to see the world and traveled extensively with friends to China, South Africa, Israel, Argentina, Vietnam, and many countries in Europe. These destinations often served as the theme for her heavily anticipated holiday cards each year. Elaine was active in the Cleveland and Lakewood Garden Club and loved anything that she could get to grow in her heavily wooded Clifton Park yard. Fortunately, the house came with a greenhouse where she raised orchids that supplied corsages to many high school dances. She was an avid reader right up to her final days consuming three books in her final week. She was a beloved member of the Clytean Women's Book Club. She played tennis at the Clifton Beach, Racquet Club West, River Oaks, and The Tennis Club. She was a passionate quilter and a member of many clubs. She loved her summer trips to upstate New York and Canada with her siblings on the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Elaine was kind, generous, interesting, friendly, loving, and fiercely independent. Her stature of 5 feet masked the giant personality that made so many of her friends turn into lifelong friends. It was her choice to spend her final winter in Palm Springs, California with the sun coming over the mountains into her bedroom preparing her for her journey to God where she certainly believed was the next destination on her itinerary. Elaine was the brightest light and was loved by so many. Funeral Mass St. Christopher Church 20141 Detroit Rd. Wednesday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. where seating will be limited. The Mass will be livestreamed at https://boxcast.tv/view/elaine-brandt-ydioklcrr2m2rpsxeyte. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE ROAD (WEST OF COLUMBIA) WEDNESDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. UNTIL 12:00 P.M. Facemasks and social distancing are required. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Lakewood Garden Club in c/o Georgene Goddard 463 Queenswood Dr. Bay Village, OH 44140.
Apr 10, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Frank Slife, Class of 1962, brother of Tom, Class of 1961, John, Class of 1966, Bill, Class of 1975, and Joe, Class of 1976. Please keep the Slife family in your prayers. FRANCIS J. SLIFE, age 76, passed away on April 7, 2021. Beloved husband of Judith (nee Nieberding); loving father of Matthew (Krista), Kevin (Krista), Brian (Jenn); cherished Papa of Maeve, Jim, Lauren, Ashley, and Stella. Dear brother of Tom (Mary), John (Pam), Peggy (Gregg, deceased), Dave (Mary Lynne), Dick (Ann), Nancy (John, deceased), Bill (Jane), and Joe (Linda). Frank was proceeded in death by his parents Vir and Marie. Frank had a successful career in material handling equipment working for 21 years with Robert M. Slife and Assoc., retiring in 2014 from LEWCO, Inc. after 21 years. Contributions can be made to St. Edward High School and Crossroads Hospice in his name. There will be a private funeral mass followed by a ceremony at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery for Frank's sons and families. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
Apr 8, 2021 KAREN PATRICIA BAIRD (nee Keegan), age 63. Beloved mother of Brian (Becky); loving and devoted grandmother of Chloe, Emily and Keegan; daughter of the late Doris (nee Burdack) and William; sister of Sandy Kerrigan (Jim), Bill (Denise) and Jeff (Barb); loving aunt and great-aunt. Longtime dedicated employee of the Cleveland Police Department. Passed away suddenly April 5, 2021. Funeral Mass Saturday, April 10, St. Patrick Church (West Park) at 1 P.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS, FRIDAY 4-8 P.M. Please observe all Covid-19 safety guidelines. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Bluecoats, Inc., 23300 Mercantile Rd., Beachwood, OH 44122 https://pay.bluecoatsinc.org/donate
Apr 7, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Ehrbar, mother of Joseph, Class of 1973, and Jeffrey, Class of 1979. Please keep the Ehrbar family in your prayers. ELIZABETH C. "BETTY" EHRBAR (nee Dorsey), age 88, was born in Cleveland and attended St. Patrick’s School West Park and Lourdes Academy. Betty married William “Bill” Ehrbar in 1954 and had four children. Betty was a registered nurse and worked at Lakewood, St. Luke’s and Deaconess Hospitals during her career. She was a graduate of Malone College and valued the importance of education, which she instilled in her children and grandchildren. In later years, she worked for Medical Mutual of Ohio until her retirement. Betty served on the retirement board for Medical Mutual for many years, enjoyed giving of her time through many charitable organizations, including the West Side Catholic Center, St. John’s Medical Center and St. Malachi. Betty was an active member of St. Bernadette Parish in Westlake, Ohio where she served as a Eucharistic minister for many years. She enjoyed golf, travel, and knitting, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family, including her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty passed away surrounded by family Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband William N. “Bill” Ehrbar. She is survived by her loving children Joseph (Joanie), Jane Simon (Phil), Jeffrey (Diane Singer), and Jill Lanning (Gerald); the proud grandmother of Philip Simon (Abby), Kevin Simon, Lizzie Simon, Maddy Lanning (Jess), Emily Lanning, Amanda Flanagan (Kevin), Billy Ehrbar, Grace Ehrbar, John Ehrbar, Mary Webb (Ben), and Eli Ehrbar; the great-grandmother of four; sister of Judy Henderson (Rich), Mary Jo Porach, Julie Stockhausen (Bill), Joseph Dorsey (Karen), the late Roger Dorsey, Robert Dorsey (Martha) and Timothy Dorsey; aunt and great-aunt of many. Funeral Mass Saturday, April 10, St. Bernadette Church (2256 Clague Rd., Westlake) at 10 A.M. Interment will be private. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, SATURDAY 8:30 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M. (please observe all Covid-19 safety guidelines). Memorial contributions are suggested to the West Side Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.
Apr 3, 2021 Daniel J. Antoskiewicz: Below is the death notice of Daniel J. Antoszkiewicz, grandfather of Director of Development, Traci Zahn, grandfather-in-law of Dan Zahn, Class of 1989, and great-grandfather of Danny Zahn, Class of 2016. Please keep the Antoszkiewicz and Zahn families in your prayers. DANIEL J. ANTOSZKIEWICZ, age 89. Beloved husband of Catherine L. (nee Pellegrino). Dear father of Virginia "Vikki" Mertz (Don) and Roberta Rubinski (Steve). Loving grandfather of Traci Zahn (Dan), Dan McCloskey (Kim), Jeffrey Rubinski (Mary) and Brian Rubinski (Jen). Great-grandfather of Danny, Catie, Maggie, Emma, Sarah, J.J., Sophia and Mackenzie. Loving uncle of Gale "Tony" DeWitt. Son of the late John and Pauline (nee Krajewski). Brother of Sr. Mary Madeline, SSJ. TOSF, Joanne Moriarity, Robert (Carol) and 5 deceased brothers and sisters. Visitation Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church, 8328 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44105 from 11 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Daniel was a U.S. Army and Air Force Veteran. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, Ohio 44192 or Holy Name Church. Arrangements by FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME, Independence, Ohio, 216-520-7335. Please note, a list of all St. Ed's Alumni who have passed on can be found here on Eagle Connect.
Mar 30, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. Timothy Ganor, brother of Dave, Class of 1968, uncle of Brad Ganor, Class of 1993, and Doug Ganor, Class of 1998. Please keep the Ganor family in your prayers. Heaven welcomed a new Angel on March 24, 2021 when TIMOTHY ALLAN GANOR passed away at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Diane (nee Fornal); loving father of Joseph Sauer; son of the late Albert and Beatrice Ganor; brother of David (Patty) Ganor; nephew of Pat Kinnear and the late Bucky Kinnear; uncle of Jeff Ganor and family, Brad Ganor and family and Doug Ganor and Family. Private Services were held.
Mar 30, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. Allen Hartzell, brother of Rich, Class of 1967. Please keep the Hartzell family in your prayers. ALLEN L. HARTZELL, age 79, passed away March 21, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Beloved brother of Gloria (Bill), Jack (deceased), Rich (Kathy), and uncle and friend of many. Proud retired Local 120 Cleveland Pipefitter. Memorial services to be announced at a later date.
Mar 29, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Susan Conway Grimberg, sister of Pat Conway, Class of 1966, Mark Conway, Class of 1971, Jim Conway, Class of 1972, Joe Conway, Class of 1976, and Dan Conway, Class of 1979. Please keep the Grimberg and Conway families in your prayers. SUSAN CONWAY GRIMBERG, age 71, beloved wife of the late William C.; dearest mother of Brian, Kate Napolitan (Greg), Ann Marie (Joel Moyer) and Joe (Beth); devoted grandmother of 10; daughter of the late Jack Conway and Margaret (nee Collins); loving sister of Kathy Grady (Mike), Pat Conway (Jeanne), Therese Moltz (Fran), Mark Conway (Mary Ellen), Jim Conway (Mary Carol), Joe Conway (Deb), Dan Conway (Eorann) and Mary Sullivan (Sean); beloved aunt, great-aunt, cousin, friend and advocate to many. Susan dedicated her life to the wellness and welfare of her family, her friends and her community. As a public health nurse for 27 years, she advocated for vulnerable populations, mounted efforts to provide the uninsured with much-needed health services, and helped establish the Lakewood Teen Health Center and Lakewood YMCA. Susan was an avid birdwatcher, lover of nature and long walks in the Cleveland Metroparks, and a fierce friend and champion of her community in Lakewood, OH. Susan passed away March 26, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, when it is safe for group gatherings. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Susan's memory to The Lakewood YMCA, 16915 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107; The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health, 26633 Detroit Rd, Westlake, OH 44145; or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194.
Mar 29, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Harry Wasen, Class of 1978, grandfather of Mason Witnik, Class of 2022, and Logan Witnik, Class of 2024. Please keep the Wasen and Witnik families in your prayers. HAROLD S. WASEN, age 61, born Jan. 14, 1961, passed away March 27, 2021. Beloved husband of Josephine (nee Martin). Dear father to Jack and stepfather to Lari (Jason), Ken (Jill), Tom (Tanya), and Joe (Rose). Loving grandfather to 10. Brother to Greg (Debbie), Mike (Tracey), Brian (Judy), Joe (Lisa) and the late Gail Bradac (George). 5 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Harold and Theresa. He continued to give even after death by donating his body to Case Western Reserve Medical School. The family requests donations be made to your favorite charity.
Mar 29, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Agnes Patricia (Donovan) Flood Douglas, mother-in-law of Tom Tracy, Class of 1972. Please keep the Flood, Douglas and Tracy families in your prayers AGNES PATRICIA (DONOVAN) FLOOD DOUGLAS, 92, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2021 surrounded by her children. Pat is survived by her children, James Patrick (Dana) Flood, Mary Patricia (Tom) Schwing, Kathryn Ann (John) Rok, Virginia Agnes (Tom) Tracy, Thomas Arthur (Page) Flood, Anne Eleanor (Chris) Campbell, Mary Noelle (Paul) Mendyka, Mary Ellen (Sean) Forman, Michael Keegan Flood and step-daughter Lesley (Mark) Saitta, sister, Anne Marie Lenner and sister-in-law, Yvonne Donovan. She was loved by 24 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and was beloved Aunt Patsy to her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, Patrick and Agnes, her husband, Clarence Edward Flood, Jr., in 1986 and her second husband, Edward Peter Douglas, who passed away in 2020, brothers, Dan and Tom Donovan, sister, Kay Keenan and stepdaughter Pamela McElroy. Pat Douglas was born on January 28, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio to Patrick and Agnes Donovan. She graduated from Lourdes Academy High School in Cleveland and attended Ursuline College. Our Mom was known for her sense of humor, Irish wit, fierce determination on matters relating to her children and her spirited laugh. She was happiest when her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were around and made each one feel uniquely special. An avid golfer, Mom made two holes in one after the age of 70. She had a great love for her family and her Catholic Faith. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 E. N. Broadway St., Columbus, OH at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Burial to be at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. Visitation is from 4 p.m.to 7 p.m., Monday, March 29 at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Rd. A link to view the livestreamed Funeral Mass will be available on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s memory to Mustard Seed Communities, 29 Janes Avenue Medfield, MA 02052 or a charity of your choice.
Mar 25, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is a letter written in memory of Mrs. Pamela Savoy by her sons Eddie, Class of 2018, and Matt, Class of 2020. Mrs. Savoy was significantly involved as a parent in the performing arts program and track and field at St. Ed's. Her obituary is also included. Please keep the Savoy family in your prayers. On March 21, 2021, at 3:40 p.m. Pamela Savoy passed away at OSU's James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute after an incredible two-year battle with Cholangiocarcinoma, cancer of the bile duct. Her decision to remain quiet about her diagnosis stemmed from her love for other people and her unimaginable pride in herself. There was absolutely no chance that she was going to be labeled a martyr, and she was going to fight with every ounce of strength on her own terms. If you ever had the opportunity to meet Pam, then you knew that she was one of the most resolute, charismatic, intelligent, and driven people that you may have ever encountered, and couldn't help but have a positive effect in nearly every aspect of her work and personal life. She so much valued her success and experience in the pharmaceutical industry, but even more so cherished the values that St. Ed’s has instilled in her two boys Eddie and Matt. She so recognized the structure and support that molded her two children into the men that they are now, and letting go of her family was the most difficult decision she ever had to make in her life. However, it is important to remember that her ability to strive and maintain faith during this period of life is the greatest victory that can ever be achieved, and we have the utmost respect for her perseverance. The most important aspect of Pam was that she was resilient and strong. Incomprehensibly strong both physically and emotionally, and a fighter in every single aspect of her life. Saying goodbye to such a woman is the most difficult thing we have ever had to do, and we feel so lost now at the moment without her guidance. However, we are so appreciative for the inspiration and happiness that we have been able to draw vicariously, and will continue to live out her legacy through our lives. Mom, we are so thankful that you are finally at peace. We love you and cannot wait to see you again. Eddie & Matt Obituary: PAMELA FALK SAVOY passed away peacefully on March 21, 2021, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was loved and adored by her family and friends. Pam was born on July 15, 1968 to Edward and Marilyn Falk. She grew up in West Caldwell, NJ where she attended James Caldwell High School, and graduated Rutgers University where she met the love of her life, Joseph Savoy, while receiving a degree in nutrition. This love brought her to Cleveland, Ohio where she earned her degree in Dietetics and Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University. She made her home in Elyria, Ohio for the past 26 years. Pam had a wide range of interests. She was adventurous and passionate about traveling, cooking, and reading. But most importantly, she was passionate about her family. Pam faced her cancer diagnosis with fortitude, bravery, and pure positivity- much as she lived life. She attacked the disease from every angle and fought so hard for her family, and her ability to strive and maintain faith during this period of life is the greatest victory that can ever be achieved. Pamela is survived by her parents Edward and Marilyn Falk of Sarasota, Florida and Point Pleasant, NJ. Her husband Joseph Savoy, her adored children Eddie and Matt Savoy, her sister Susan Kappock and John of Rockaway, NJ and their two daughters Katie and Kelly and son, Christopher, her mother-in-law, Maggie Savoy, and the late Jerome Savoy of Elyria, Ohio, sister-in-law Wendy Bell and husband Gregg Bell, and their two children Sarah and Eric. Celebration of her life is to be announced at a later date. Memorials if desired: Appalachia Service Project, Oberlin OH. Kris Carter (kriscarter1715@gmail.com, 440-665-4860) Erik Andrews (erik.g.andrews@gmail.com, 301-529-6925) Cleveland Food Bank 15500 S Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110, (216) 738-2265 Friendship Animal Protective League 8303 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035 (440) 322-4321 https://friendshipapl.org/donate/
Mar 25, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Mary Ann Murphy, wife of Tobey, Class of 1955. Please keep the Murphy family in your prayers. MARY ANN (Bludau) MURPHY of Dallas, passed away on March 22, 2021, surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born in Hallettsville, Texas on April 10, 1938, to Andres and Annie (Friesenhahn) Bludau. Mary was one of six girls in a family of eleven. She attended Sacred Heart Church and graduated Sacred Heart School in 1956 where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. After graduating, Mary moved to Austin, TX where she met Francis A. Murphy, Jr., known as Tobey, who persuaded her to marry him after only one month of dating. They ultimately settled in Dallas and enjoyed the next 56 years together, raising three children, and eventually welcoming seven grandchildren. As anyone who met Mary knew, she was a devout Catholic, and spent many years enjoying her work at Sacred Heart Catholic Books and Gifts. While living in Dallas, Mary and her family were founding, and long-time members, of All Saints Catholic Church. Her grandchildren treasured her cooking and loved her pancakes almost as much as they loved her. Later in life Mary devoted her time to the things that made her the happiest. Mary was very close to her sisters and enjoyed regular travels and adventures with them. She was a member of St. Anne’s Circle, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and Empty Nesters through All Saints Catholic Church. She spent time volunteering her time at the Church and quilting. She made many quilts for her friends and family and each grandbaby received their own lovingly made quilt. She was always happy in her garden, having her hands in the ground and nurturing the most beautiful and colorful flowers God had to offer. Mary is survived by: her husband Tobey, her children, Dawn Butler (Kurt) of Baker, FL, Ruth Myers of Prosper, TX, and Francis Murphy (Christy) of Wichita, KS, seven grandchildren Samantha, Brendan, Alexandra, William, Maddy, Henry and Molly. Brothers, Frank Bludau (Bernadette) and Winfred ‘Wink’ Bludau (Ida) both of Hallettsville, TX; sister, Sister Bernarda Bludau of Victoria, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by: her parents; three brothers, Leroy, Ervin, and James Bludau; six sisters, Lillian Besetzny, Delrose Sandelovic, Marcella Janak, Irene Knebel and infants Mildred and Rosalyn Bludau. Funeral Mass Service (All attendees must wear masks): 11:00 am, Friday, March 26, 2020 with Rosary starting at 10:00 am at All Saints Catholic Church 5231 Meadowcreek Drive Dallas, TX 75248 Officiant: Fr. Paul Nguyen Memorials (in lieu of flowers): Network of Community Services 741 S. Sherman Richardson, TX 75081 Entombment: Calvary Hill Murphy, Mary Ann.
Mar 24, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Jean Ward, sister-in-law of Tom Holland, Class of 1957 (St. Edward Board Trustee). Please keep the Ward and Holland families in your prayers. JEAN M. WARD passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021. She was a resident of Stamford CT for the past 18 years and a longtime resident of East Meadow Long Island. She was 85 years old. She is survived by her children, Thomas F. Ward Jr. and his wife Marie, Jean Carucci and her husband Mark, Patrick Ward and his wife Catherine as well as her sister Mary Holland (Thomas) of Cleveland Ohio and her brother Joseph Billings of Brooklyn NY. She was the proud grandmother of James, Lauren, Thomas the III, Joseph and Anthony Ward in addition to Charles, Margaret, and Henry Carucci. She is pre-deceased by her husband of 49 years, Thomas F. Ward and her son Matthew James Ward. She will be waked at Leo P. Gallagher's' Funeral Home 2900 Summer Street Stamford CT on Wednesday March 24 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at St, Bridget's of Ireland Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Ave. Stamford CT on Thursday March 25th at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to the Hope in Motion Bennet Cancer Center of Stamford. For information call or visit www.stamfordhospitalfoundation.org/foundation/programs/bennett-cancer-center/ or call 203-276-5944
Mar 22, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Aleksander Dhillon, Class of 2011, brother of Nikolai, Class of 2013. Please keep the Dhillon family in your prayers. ALEKSANDER ("AD", "ALEX") DHILLON, 28 years old, passed away on March 17, 2021. AD will be profoundly missed by his son, Luka; his girlfriend, Megan; his parents, Robin and Sharon; his siblings Kathryn and Nikolai; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Mar 19, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mike Fallon, Class of 1954, brother of Patrick, Class of 1956. Please keep the Fallon family in your prayers. MICHAEL D. FALLON, age 86. Native of Dooniver, Achill, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Beloved son of the late Grace (nee Campbell) and James Fallon; brother of James (deceased), Mary Simon (deceased), Kathleen English of Ireland and Patrick (deceased); uncle and great uncle of many, special niece, Irene Carney. Michael was a graduate of St. Edward High School, Class of 1954. He was an Army Veteran and retired from N.A.S.A as a pipefitter. He was a member of the North Olmsted Sportsman's Club and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Passed away March 14, 2021. Funeral Mass Friday, March 19, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd.) at 11:30 AM. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS THURSDAY 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Angela Merici Church would be appreciated. www.chambersfuneral.com
Mar 19, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ron Rerko, Sr., Class of 1956, father of Ron, Class of 1978, grandfather of Don Rerko, Class of 2006, and Matt Rerko, Class of 2011, brother of Ken, Class of 1962 and the late Andy Rerko, Class of 1953; uncle of Andy Rerko, Class of 1974, Dale Rerko,, Class of 1979, Joseph Rerko, Class of 1982, and Justin Rerko, Class of 1995. Please keep the Rerko family in your prayers. RONALD (Ron) RERKO, 83, beloved husband of Emily (Martinka) passed away peacefully on March 13, 2021 in Gulfport, MS. Devoted father of Ronald (Carol), Donald (Jennifer), Dr. David (Mary), Bryan (Colleen) and Kevin; grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 3; brother of Kenneth (Carole), Rosemary Grace, and the late Agnes DelGrosso (Pat) and Andrew (Joan); and uncle to many dear nephews and nieces. His mother and father Andrew and Mary Rerko started Elmwood Bakery in Lakewood, OH, where he learned the meaning of hard work, which he passed along to all of his children. Ron was an avid lover of the outdoors and physical activities. He was a respected football player for St. Edward High School (1956), bowler, a powerful ice skater, and swimmer throughout life. He loved bicycling on the beach, especially after he moved his family to Daytona Beach. Ron was a successful, highly-skilled draftsman who always had business due to the perfection of his craft. He was a faithful child of God and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He acknowledged that he had a very blessed, rich life. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten because he has filled so many hearts and minds with loving memories. Rest in Peace with God dear Husband, Dad and Grandpa. All services will be held at a later date here in Cleveland, OH. RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Gulfport, served the family. An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.riemannfamily.com
Mar 17, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Rose DiMassa, mother of Dr. Tom DiMassa, Class of 1974, and sister of the late Joe Coreno, Class of 1957. Please keep the DiMassa and Coreno families in your prayers. ROSE A. DiMASSA, 92 (nee Coreno) Passed away peacefully. Beloved wife of 60 years of the late Pat G. “Spudzie”; devoted mother of Dr. Thomas (Michelle) and Susan DiMassa (Joe Kirgesner); loving grandmother of 3; great grandmother of 1; aunt and great aunt; sister of Regina Barther (Leo) and the late Joseph. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Church (West) on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM. “PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH”. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE BERRY-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.), WESTLAKE, OH 4-7 PM THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021. Covid 19 precautions will be observed. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Rose’s name to Our Lady of Carmel Church, 6928 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102.
Mar 9, 2021 Additional Information has been added at the end of Bob Brett's obituary below, highlighted in red. Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bob Brett, Class of 1992; brother of Rich, Class of 1993, and Mike, Class of 1995; nephew of Tom Brett, Class of 1966, and Jim Brett, Class of 1971; uncle of Aaron Twardzik, Class of 2019. Please keep the Brett and Twardzik families in your prayers. ROBERT M. BRETT, 47, of Westlake, Ohio left us too soon and too suddenly on March 6, 2021. Bobby loved his family above all. He will be sorely missed by his wife, Liz (nee Lemmon), his daughters Ella and Claire, and son Henry. The laughter, love, and joy shared between them will never be forgotten. Bob cherished his parents, Michiko (nee Tanaka) and Bill Brett, his sister Michelle, and his brothers Rich and Mike (Melissa). He was the adored nephew of Tom (Susan) Brett and Jim (Elaine) Brett. He was the loving cousin of Erin Brett and was beloved by numerous family members in Okinawa, Japan. He was a devoted uncle to Katie, Cameron, Aaron, Bentley, Miranda, Nate, Michael, Nicole, Emily, and Thomas. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Monica Brett, Koken and Hatsuko Tanaka, and father-in-law Paul Vargo. He was the favorite unofficial uncle of many and the ebullient, warm-hearted confidant to a countless multitude of friends. He was admired for his incredible generosity and kindness to all. Lakewood, where Bobby grew up, was always special to him. He went to St. Luke elementary school and proudly graduated from St. Edward High School where he served as student council class president and led the debate team to numerous victories. He went on to receive a degree from the University of Notre Dame, whose logo and famous spirit he wore and promoted nearly every day. Bobby was an avid Cleveland sports fan and especially loved the Browns. Bobby’s smile and laughter were wonderfully contagious; just seeing him was enough to make us happy. Our lives are richer for having known and loved such a giving, thoughtful man. Friends may call at Berry-McGreevey funeral home at 26691 Detroit Road, Westlake on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 1PM-3PM and 6PM-8PM. Funeral mass will be held at 11 AM at St. Luke Catholic Church at 1212 Bunts Road, Lakewood. Respectful social distancing and mask wearing is required. Mass will be live streamed on the St. Luke Lakewood YouTube page. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Mass will be live streamed on the St. Luke Lakewood YouTube page. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5SHpVegCoOZeD_YItAAGFg In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to assist with Ella, Claire, and Henry’s future education needs. https://www.gofundme.com/f/brett-chikdre?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_ medium=sms&utm_source=customer
Mar 9, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bob Brett, Class of 1992; brother of Rich, Class of 1993, and Mike, Class of 1995; nephew of Tom Brett, Class of 1966, and Jim Brett, Class of 1971; uncle of Aaron Twardzik, Class of 2019. Please keep the Brett and Twardzik families in your prayers. ROBERT M. BRETT, 47, of Westlake, Ohio left us too soon and too suddenly on March 6, 2021. Bobby loved his family above all. He will be sorely missed by his wife, Liz (nee Lemmon), his daughters Ella and Claire, and son Henry. The laughter, love, and joy shared between them will never be forgotten. Bob cherished his parents, Michiko (nee Tanaka) and Bill Brett, his sister Michelle, and his brothers Rich and Mike (Melissa). He was the adored nephew of Tom (Susan) Brett and Jim (Elaine) Brett. He was the loving cousin of Erin Brett and was beloved by numerous family members in Okinawa, Japan. He was a devoted uncle to Katie, Cameron, Aaron, Bentley, Miranda, Nate, Michael, Nicole, Emily, and Thomas. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Monica Brett, Koken and Hatsuko Tanaka, and father-in-law Paul Vargo. He was the favorite unofficial uncle of many and the ebullient, warm-hearted confidant to a countless multitude of friends. He was admired for his incredible generosity and kindness to all. Lakewood, where Bobby grew up, was always special to him. He went to St. Luke elementary school and proudly graduated from St. Edward High School where he served as student council class president and led the debate team to numerous victories. He went on to receive a degree from the University of Notre Dame, whose logo and famous spirit he wore and promoted nearly every day. Bobby was an avid Cleveland sports fan and especially loved the Browns. Bobby’s smile and laughter were wonderfully contagious; just seeing him was enough to make us happy. Our lives are richer for having known and loved such a giving, thoughtful man. Friends may call at Berry-McGreevey funeral home at 26691 Detroit Road, Westlake on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 1PM-3PM and 6PM-8PM. Funeral mass will be held at 11 AM at St. Luke Catholic Church at 1212 Bunts Road, Lakewood. Respectful social distancing and mask wearing is required. Mass will be live streamed on the St. Luke Lakewood YouTube page. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mar 8, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tom "Coach Bodle," father of Nori, Class of 2008, and John, Class of 2013. Coach Bodle was a devoted math teacher and basketball coach at St. Edward High School from 1999-2017. Please keep the Bodle family in your prayers. THOMAS M. BODLE "Coach Bodle," age 69. Beloved husband of Margaret A. "Margie" (nee Lackey); loving father of Nori (Lydia) and John; brother of Ken (deceased) (Patricia), Larry (Joan) and Jim (Barb) (both deceased); dear uncle of many. Proud graduate of John Carroll University Class of 1974. Coach Bodle was a longtime math teacher at both VASJ and St. Edward High School. He was a devoted basketball coach, educator and dear friend to many student-athletes throughout the years. Passed away unexpectedly due to complications from COVID-19 on March 5, 2021. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for his Funeral Mass Saturday, March 13, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr.) at 11:30 A.M. where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required (the Mass will also be livestreamed on the Chambers Funeral Homes Facebook page). Friends may call at the Holy Family Chapel at St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood 44107, where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required FRIDAY 3-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, 18491 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44119 or St. Edward High School or St. Mark Church Outreach Program, 15800 Montrose Ave., Cleveland, OH 44111. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND (216) 251-6566. For link to livestream, please visit: www.chambersfuneral.com St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
Mar 1, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bill Klostermeyer, Class of 1975. Please keep the Klostermeyer family in your prayers. WILLIAM FREDERICK KLOSTERMEYER; 64, Son of the late Patricia (Labadie) and Roy C Klostermeyer, Jr.; Loving brother of Roy III (Beverly), Robert (Glenda), James (Kathy), Kathryn Bender (Eric) and Thomas; Dearest uncle of Kelsey, James, Eric, Sarah, Meghan and Elizabeth; Dear nephew of Fred and Mel Labadie; cousin and cherished friend of many. In memory of Bill, please consider a gift to St. Edward High School. Gifts can be made online at sehs.net/memorialgiving or by mail to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood OH 44107. Optionally, you could consider a gift to Club 62. Gifts can be made online at club62.org/index.php/support-us or by mail to Club 62 6205 N. Ridge Rd. Madison, OH 44057. Family and friends are asked to gather at SS Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church Friday March 5th for a Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Bills’ life at 10:00AM. The service will be live streamed on the parish’s Facebook page, which can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/SsCosmasandDamian for those that do not feel comfortable attending in person. OUT OF RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER MASKS WILL BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING OBSERVED. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery following the service. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date
Feb 23, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tom McSteen, Class of 1978, brother-in-law of Mike Flanagan, Class of 1970. Please keep the McSteen and Flanagan families in your prayers. THOMAS M. McSTEEN passed away on February 1st, as a result of a stroke he experienced on January 22nd. He was living in Salt Lake City to be near his son Colin, his wife Jazymne and his beloved granddaughter, Alma. He also leaves behind his son Sean (Kara) and his ex-wife Kerstin Lappen in Minneapolis, his siblings Patricia Erger (Chuck), Margaret Pither, Barbara Koechley (Bob), Catherine Ashworth (Graham), Mary Vilk, and Maureen Flanagan (Michael). Tom had a full life in his short 60 years. He graduated from Notre Dame University in 1982. He earned his J.D. at the University of Minnesota Law School and his M.A. at the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Some of his work experiences include Executive Director of The Minnesota Board of Social Work, Compliance Officer of the University of Minnesota Physicians, and Director, Global Privacy Program, Medtronics, PLC. After his retirement from the corporate world, he became a life coach and started an organization called Sacred Discourse. He was teaching classes on Compassionate Listening and How to Be an Ally as a white person in Black Lives Matter, and worked tirelessly in the field of climate change. He had just started a job two months ago as the president of the Center for Purposeful Leadership. He touched so many people with his kindness and caring, his compassion and his love. He made a positive impact on so many lives and will be dearly missed.
Feb 23, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Fred Rodgers, Class of 1972, father of Marty Rodgers, Class of 2006, brother of Jim Rodgers, Class of 1971, brother-in-law of Joe Tomek, Class of 1972, Marty Cooney, Class of 1960, Tom Cooney, Class of 1965, William Cooney, Class of 1966, and Jim Cooney, Class of 1967. Please keep the Rodgers, Tomek, and Cooney families in your prayers. FRED C. RODGERS, age 66, Loving husband of Noreen (nee Cooney). Proud father of Fred Rodgers Jr. (Jillian), Maggie Perry (David), Marty Rodgers (Kim) and Emily Simmerly (Bryan). Adoring Papa of Olivia and Emma Perry, Nora and Mae Simmerly, Grace and Libby Rodgers and Genevieve Rodgers. Son of the late Jim and Mary Jane Rodgers. Brother to Cheryl Muckleroy, Jim Rodgers, Mary Jane King, Nancy Tomek, Colleen Willis and Maureen Hundt. Uncle, dear friend and Life of the party to many. Fred was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1976, went on to have a successful career in sales and publishing. Fred was a world traveler, master tailgater and king of the slopes. Fred passed away peacefully on February 21, 2021 surrounded by his loving family (just in time for Happy Hour). Funeral Mass, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village) THURSDAY, February 25th at 11:00 am. (Face masks and social distancing required). Mass will be livestreamed at https://boxcast.tv/view/fred-rodgers-funeral-103084. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rock It Out, Inc., 18626 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 or The Poor Clares Monastery, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111.
Feb 22, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. William (Bill) Mooney, father of David, Class of 1971, and William, Class of 1986; grandfather of David Mooney, Jr., Class of 1999, and Alexander Mooney, Class of 2003. Please keep the Mooney family in your prayers. WILLIAM EDWARD (BILL) MOONEY, 88, passed to his eternal rest surrounded by family at his Westlake home on February 14, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Joanne (nee Costanzo), children David (Pamela), Denise Sullo (Rocco), Doreen Gardner (Jack) and William, Jr., 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, siblings Arline Ballash, Dorothy Seifert, Robert Mooney, Russell Mooney (deceased). Bill was a Battalion Chief (Retired) of the Cleveland Fire Department, wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends and spent many happy hours watching his children's and grandchildren's sporting events. Bill had a heart of gold and loved his family deeply. The family is planning a celebration of life for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his memory to Cleveland Clinic Philanthropy Institute, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, Ohio 44193-1655 Arrangements by Craciun Berry Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.craciunberryfuneralhome.com.
Feb 22, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Florence Petrus, grandmother of Anthony Marcellino, Class of 1996, Michael Marcellino, Class of 1999, and Nicholas Marcelino, Class of 2005. Please keep the Petrus and Marcellino families in your prayers. FLORENCE C. PETRUS (nee Svec), age 96 of Bedford. Beloved wife of the late Frank R.; loving mother of Audrey (Dick) Marcellino, Joseph Klimko, Les (Barbara) and Edward Petrus; dearest grandmother of Michelle (Alex) Johnson, Anthony (Kris) Marcellino, Michael (Nicole) Marcellino, Angela ( John) Borowy; Nicholas (Rachel) Marcellino, Leslie (Richard) McGinnis, Daniel and Kelly Petrus; dear great grandmother of Julia, Isabella, August, Dominic, Johnny, Roman, Alexis, Gianna, Olivia, Victor, Bianca, Katherine and Elizabeth; sister of the late Margaret (late John) Gonda, late Martin ( Elaine) Svec, late Robert Svec, late Emery Svec , and John (Georgette) Svec. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, Brecksville, on Wednesday, February 24 at 11:00 A.M. Friends received from 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass. Wearing of masks and social distancing will be observed. Burial All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Regina Health Center, 5232 Broadview Rd., Richfield, OH 44286. (St. John Funeral Home of Bedford, 440-232-1155).
Feb 22, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. Daniel Kocon, uncle of Anthony Raffin, Class of 2017, James Kocon, Class of 2020, and Joey Krayer, Class of 2021. Please keep the Kocon, Raffin, and Krayer families in your prayers. DANIEL CHESTER KOCON, age 41. Dearly beloved son of Sue (nee Hennessey) and James W.; loving brother of Dawn Raffin (Tony), Carey Krayer (Mike), Jimmy (Tanya) and Kevin (Kelly); much loved uncle of Anthony, Caroline, James, Joey, Brody, Lilly, Sammy, Eamon, Danny, Will, Storey, Collier, Makani and Townes; beloved friend of Leah and nephew, cousin and dear friend of many. Proud Bricklayer Local 5. Passed away unexpectedly February 18, 2021. Funeral Mass Thursday, February 25, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) at 10 a.m. where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required WEDNESDAY 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Chester to your favorite charity would be appreciated. www.chambersfuneral.com
Feb 17, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of the Honorable Jim Celebrezze, Class of 1956. Please keep the Celebrezze family in your prayers. THE HONORABLE JAMES P. CELEBREZZE “JIM,” 83, of Cleveland, passed away on February 10, 2021 in Cleveland. He was born in Cleveland on February 6, 1938 to Judge Frank and Mary Celebrezze, youngest of six children. On November 11, 1967, he married his wife Daria in Parma. Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor from Marshall College of Law. Jim's professional accomplishments reflect the importance that public service held in his life. A Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1963-1973, Law Director of both the cities of Brook Park and Broadview Heights, Judge on the 8th District Court of Appeals, Associate Justice on the Ohio State Supreme Court and later Judge on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, in the seat now held by his daughter, Leslie Ann Celebrezze. His distinguished military service also includes achieving the rank of Commander in the United State Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, where he served as a Military Judge until his retirement in 1994. Jim upheld the family tradition of servant leadership and instilled the same dedication to that mission in his own children and grandchildren. In his personal life, Jim was an avid car enthusiast and lover of history. He was often seen carrying about the latest true crime mystery or historical biography and loved to engage in debates about politics and current events and was always dedicated to the care and protection of animals. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren and "grand-dogs". He is survived in death by his wife Daria; his three children Dr. James Celebrezze (Dr. Jennifer Celebrezze,) the Honorable Leslie Ann Celebrezze (Dr. Charles Zonfa,) and Nicholas Celebrezze; and his grandchildren Halle, Nina, Jimmy, Ian, Camille, William, and Luka. A private service was held for immediate family. A public celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made in the form of contributions to The Animal Protective League or the American Heart Association.
Feb 12, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Rose Slavik, mother of Gerald, Class of 1966, Charles, Class of 1969, Lawrence, Class of 1971, and Mark, Class of 1980; grandmother of Jacob Macejko, Class of 2013; sister of John Karliak, Class of 1956; aunt of Dan Karliak, Class of 1980, John Karliak, Class of 1983, and Bill Karliak, Class of 1985. Please keep the Slavik, Macejko, and Karliak families in your prayers. ROSE M. SLAVIK (nee Karliak) "Baba" , age 93, loving wife of the late Charles Slavik, loving mother of Gerald (Mariann) Slavik (KS), Nancy (Alan) Suttle, Charles (Marisa) (MI), Lawrence (Heidi) Slavik, Maryjo Macejko and Mark (Deidre) Slavik, grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 11, and sister of John Karliak. She was also preceded in death by her sisters Mary, Josephine, and brother Vincent. Rose was a Eucharistic Minister and an active and dedicated member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church. She was instrumental in getting the name "Birdtown" listed in the National Registry of Historical Places in Lakewood. Rose was loved by all. She entered into rest Tuesday February 9, 2021. The family will receive friends on Saturday February 13, 2021 from 9:30 am until time of Mass at 10:30 am at St. Luke Catholic Church, 1212 Bunts Rd. Lakewood followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Edward High School Tuition Assistance Program, 13500 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107. The MISENCIK FUNERAL HOME, Avon, is entrusted with arrangements. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net) Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Rose Slavik, mother of Gerald, Class of 1966, Charles, Class of 1969, Lawrence, Class of 1971, and Mark, Class of 1980; grandmother of Jacob Macejko, Class of 2013; sister of John Karliak, Class of 1956; aunt of Dan Karliak, Class of 1980, John Karliak, Class of 1983, and Bill Karliak, Class of 1985. Please keep the Slavik, Macejko, and Karliak families in your prayers. ROSE M. SLAVIK (nee Karliak) "Baba" , age 93, loving wife of the late Charles Slavik, loving mother of Gerald (Mariann) Slavik (KS), Nancy (Alan) Suttle, Charles (Marisa) (MI), Lawrence (Heidi) Slavik, Maryjo Macejko and Mark (Deidre) Slavik, grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 11, and sister of John Karliak. She was also preceded in death by her sisters Mary, Josephine, and brother Vincent. Rose was a Eucharistic Minister and an active and dedicated member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church. She was instrumental in getting the name "Birdtown" listed in the National Registry of Historical Places in Lakewood. Rose was loved by all. She entered into rest Tuesday February 9, 2021. The family will receive friends on Saturday February 13, 2021 from 9:30 am until time of Mass at 10:30 am at St. Luke Catholic Church, 1212 Bunts Rd. Lakewood followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Edward High School Tuition Assistance Program, 13500 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107. The MISENCIK FUNERAL HOME, Avon, is entrusted with arrangements. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
Feb 12, 2021 Below is the death notice of John. R. Livingston, Class of 1972, brother of the late Richard Livingston, Class of 1969, uncle of Geoffrey Johnston, Class of 2001, and Michael Johnston, Class of 2006. Please keep the Livingston and Johnston families in your prayers. JOHN R. LIVINGSTON, 67, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. John was born November 21, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Richard and Jean Livingston. John was a long-time employee of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections where he worked until retirement. He often shared his opinions on the Editorial page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Of his many interests, he most enjoyed traveling on the Cunard Cruise Lines, especially fond of trips to Europe. John was a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts and a frequent season pass-holder to Cedar Point. He had a fascination for old films; and enjoyed regaling the family with trivia and facts about cinema. But John’s greatest love was for his family. John is survived by his parents, Richard and Jean (nee Mustee), preceded in death by brother Richard Jr., survived by sisters Barbara Mohrman (Forrest) and Rita Johnston (Lou). Beloved uncle to Phillip and Brian Mohrman, Geoffrey, Gregory, Michael and Kimberly (Foley) Johnston. Dearly loved great uncle to Matthew and Douglas Mohrman, as well as Adelaide and Finley Johnston and Cooper Foley. Funeral Mass St. Bernadette Church on Wednesday, February 17, at 12:00 Noon. Friends may call in the church from 11:00AM- 12:00 PM. A Private Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to St. Bernadette Pious Fund.
Feb 12, 2021 John R. Livingston, 67, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. John was born November 21, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Richard and Jean Livingston. John was a long-time employee of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections where he worked until retirement. He often shared his opinions on the Editorial page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Of his many interests, he most enjoyed traveling on the Cunard Cruise Lines, especially fond of trips to Europe. John was a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts and a frequent season pass-holder to Cedar Point. He had a fascination for old films; and enjoyed regaling the family with trivia and facts about cinema. But John’s greatest love was for his family. John is survived by his parents, Richard and Jean (nee Mustee), preceded in death by brother Richard Jr., survived by sisters Barbara Mohrman (Forrest) and Rita Johnston (Lou). Beloved uncle to Phillip and Brian Mohrman, Geoffrey, Gregory, Michael and Kimberly (Foley) Johnston. Dearly loved great uncle to Matthew and Douglas Mohrman, as well as Adelaide and Finley Johnston and Cooper Foley. Funeral Mass St. Bernadette Church on Wednesday, February 17, at 12:00 Noon. Friends may call in the church from 11:00AM- 12:00 PM. A Private Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to St. Bernadette Pious Fund.
Feb 11, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Barbara Painter, wife of Larry Painter, Class of 1969. Please keep the Painter family in your prayers. BARBARA J. PAINTER (Moore) of Quincy, died January 25, 2021. The beloved wife of 40 years to Lawrence "Larry" Painter of Quincy. Stepmother of Christopher Painter and his wife Romana of Danvers. Sister of Myrtie Mott of Tallahassee, FL, Nell Holland of Brownwood, TX and John Moore of Starkville, MS. Cherished grandmother to Shane, Kelvin and Alexa, she is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Barbara worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines for 47 years. She was fortunate to have traveled the world with some of the highlights being having walked the great wall of China, being baptized in the River Jordan, visiting Rome, her favorite city, over 40 times as well as flying our troops to Afghanistan and Iraq as they were being deployed. She and Larry loved to travel and enjoyed many memorable cruises around the world. Barbara will be remembered for her beauty both inside and out. She will be sadly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. Funeral services will be held at a later date.
Feb 11, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Fred Ost, a former teacher and football coach at St. Ed's. He was awarded The Plain Dealer and Crown Conference Coach of the Year in both 1970 and 1971. Please keep the Ost family in your prayers. FREDERICK JAMES OST, of Fairlawn, passed away on December 9, 2020. He was born September 1, 1932 in Akron to the late Raymond and Margaret (McCabe) Ost. He graduated from St. Vincent High School (’50), The University of Akron and Kent State University. He earned degrees in Business and Secondary Education as well as a master’s degree in Administration. While at the University of Akron, he was a member of the Lone Star Fraternity and played varsity football. He later served as president of the Varsity “A” Alumni Association. He began his career as a teacher and coach at Akron Central High School. He then served as a teacher and head football coach at both Revere High School and Lakewood St. Edward. He went on to multiple roles in administration at Revere and served as president of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. During retirement, he continued his passion for education at National Education Corporation and supervised student teachers at the University of Akron. Fred was an active and faithful member of Saint Hilary Parish. Fred was Summit County Coach of the Year following an undefeated football season at Revere in 1966. At St. Ed’s he was The Plain Dealer and Crown Conference Coach of the Year in both 1970 and 1971. In 2000, Fred was awarded Revere High School’s Distinguished Educator Award for his outstanding accomplishments in teaching and administration. The Revere Football Captain’s Award was named in his honor in 2010. Surrounded by his entire family, Fred was inducted into the Revere High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017. Fred was the recipient of the prestigious Fr. Thomas Mahar Outstanding Alumni Award in 2000 for his devoted service to the St. V/M community. He was a member of the Executive Board of Trustees at St. Vincent-St. Mary for which he received their outstanding service award in 2006. He also served as a founding member of the Northeast Ohio Autism Society. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Tom and sister-in-law Heather MacCurdy. Fred is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 60 years, Kathy, who was his greatest joy, daughters Beth (Tim) Marsh and Amy (Tom) Hissong, son David (Melissa), grandchildren Brian, Kevin, and Jason Marsh, Katelyn, Emily, and Megan Hissong and Braden and Nathan Ost, sister Ellen (Ronald) McAvoy, sisters-in-law Robin Merrill, Laurie (Steve) Scattini and numerous nieces and nephews. Fred loved nothing more than spending time with his family. He was his children’s and grandchildren’s biggest supporter in all their activities. Fred was an honorable man who acted with compassion and integrity. He exemplified great faith, loyalty to others and hard work. He will be remembered as a kind and giving man touching countless lives in service to others. A special thank you to the staff at The Arbors of Fairlawn. They treated Fred like family and their loving care brought peace of mind to our entire family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saint Hilary Parish Foundation or to scholarship funds in his name at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School or Walsh Jesuit High School. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we will celebrate his life by receiving friends and family on Sunday April 11, 2021 from 2-5pm at Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd in Fairlawn. and a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 12 at 1pm at St. Hilary Church.
Feb 9, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dan Rawlings, Class of 2003; son of the late Tim Rawlings, Class of 1969 (former St. Ed's teacher and football coach from 1973-1977); brother of Dave Rawlings, Class of 2000; nephew of Phil Rawlings, Class of 1968, Pete Rawlings, Class of 1975, Matt Rawlings, Class of 1976, and Fran Rawlings, Class of 1979; cousin of Chad Rawlings, Class of 2002, Bob Kuhn, Class of 2004, Doug Rawlings, Class of 2005, Paul Rawlings, Class of 2005, Steve Rawlings, Class of 2006, Nathan Rawlings, Class of 2007, Scott Rawlings, Class of 2008, Mark Rawlings, Class of 2011, Adam Rawlings, Class of 2014, and Renee Zorger (Director of the St. Andre's Scholars Program), and Haley Rawlings, (St. Andre's Scholars Program aide). Please keep the Rawlings Kuhn, and Zorger families in our prayers. DANIEL L. RAWLINGS, age 35. Beloved husband of Stephanie (Sparks); devoted father of Timothy and Lucy; son of Timothy (deceased) and Janet Rawlings; brother of David Rawlings and Heather Reiner (Chris); grandson of the late William and Joan (deceased) Rawlings and the late Gerald and Clemie Owens; uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Daniel had a vibrant personality, great sense of humor, and was a lively story teller. He was a 2003 graduate of St. Edward High School and a Cleveland sports enthusiast. He earned B.A. and M.A.T. degrees at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, February 12th at FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 WEST AURORA ROAD (OH RT 82), SAGAMORE HILLS, OHIO 44067 and are invited to gather for a Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Daniel's life at 10: 00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13th at the Immaculate Conception of St. Mary Catholic Church, 340 Union Street, Bedford, OH 44146. OUT OF RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER, MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED AT BOTH FACILITIES. If you are unable to attend the funeral, you may view the service recording here http://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/47258. An account has been established at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union for those who may wish to contribute to the care of Daniel's children. www.ferfoliafuneralhomes.com
Feb 5, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Louise Gresbach, mother of Jim, Class of 1981. Please keep the Gresbach family in your prayers. LOUISE G. GRESBACH (nee Herriges), age 81, of Catawba Island, and formerly of Westlake, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Louise was born on September 05, 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Donald J. Gresbach, in October 2018 . Louise was also preceded in death by parents Phillip and Estelle (nee Schladweiler) Herriges, as well as sisters Ann Weiler (Norbert), Mona Pieczynski (Tom), Delores Rudolf (Eugene), Mary Carmen Willms (Kenneth, living), Phyllis Rock (Robert), Jean Reitcheck (Clarence), and brothers Jerome Herriges (Mildred), Urban Herriges (Dorothy), Ralph Herriges (Vanda), Paul Herriges (Dolores), Claude Herriges (Christel, living) and John Herriges (Kathleen). Those left to cherish her memory are her sisters Estelle Rawski (Connie, deceased) and Carol Barnes (Lloyd), and brothers James Herriges (Marianne) and Tom Herriges (Nora); her children Cheryl Menoni (Brian), Paul Gresbach, James Gresbach (Tammy) and Julie Gresbach; her grandchildren: Ben Menoni, Andrew Menoni, Frank Menoni (Maria Gingo), Michael Gresbach, Amanda Lassiter (Brandon), Andrea Gresbach and Nicholas and Phillip Gresbach; and great-grandchildren Colin and Keira Brelo and Elliot Gingo-Menoni. A small family service will be held at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 3:15pm, where friends will be received from 2:00pm until the time of the service at 3:15pm. Interment will be in Catawba Island Cemetery, Port Clinton, Ohio on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:00am. BUSCH FUNERAL and CREMATORY SERVICES 440-842-7800 www.buschcares.com
Feb 5, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Mary Ellen Scott, mother of Avery, Class of 2006, sister of Jim Foley, Class of 1980, and the late Dan Foley, Class of 1977. Mrs. Scott was not only a renowned instructor at St. Ed's from 2002 to 2012, but a founding member of the Pre-Engineering Program. Please keep the Scott and Foley families in your prayers. MARY ELLEN SCOTT (Foley), 62, of Rocky River, Ohio died on Wednesday February 3, 2021 at the Ames House Hospice of the Western Reserve. Mary Ellen was the proud mother of sons Ian (wife Andrea) and Avery (wife Catherine) and loving grandmother of Thomas. She is also survived by her sisters Kathleen Foley, Martha Keenan (husband Tom), and brother James (wife Elaine), nephews Riley and Daniel Keenan; Daniel and Thomas Foley, and nieces Christine Sevarns and Elizabeth Rodgers. She was preceded in death by her father Daniel E Foley, Jr., her mother Patricia (nee Tryon) and brother Daniel. Mary Ellen is also survived by the father of her children and friend, Joseph Scott. Friends wishing to honor Mary Ellen are invited to make a donation in her name to the "Saint Joseph Academy Scholarship Fund - Scott Family Endowment". Family will receive friends FRIDAY February 5, 2021 From 4 - 8 pm at the CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME 20820 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44126. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated SATURDAY February 6, 2021 at 10 am at ST. CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC CHURCH 20141 Detroit Rd, Rocky, Ohio 44116. Interment Private. Mass can be Live Steamed by joining live stream below. Mary Ellen dedicated her professional career to education and countless students who benefited from her tireless efforts, guidance, and unique insights. A devout catholic, she was committed to catholic education. She worked as a science teacher at Regina High School in South Euclid. She continued her career at St. Edward High School where she was instrumental in developing the pre-engineering program. Mary Ellen later joined the faculty of St. Joseph Academy, her alma mater, where she continued to teach pre-engineering and science courses and inspired countless young women to pursue careers in science. Born in Fairview Park, Ohio Mary Ellen had a love for learning. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1976 and attended the University of Notre Dame where she received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 1980 and a Masters of Science in metallurgical engineering in 1981. She worked as an engineer for Babcock & Wilcox in Alliance, Ohio. Between work and raising her family, Mary Ellen found time to obtain her private pilot’s license with the Taylorcraft Flying Club and later became an avid boater with the Freedom Boat Club. Mary Ellen’s favorite times were those spent gathering with family and friends. She loved to laugh and share food and wine with neighbors, friends and family. RESTRICTED VISITATION AND SERVICES - FOLLOWING STATE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES Everyone attending Visitation and Funeral Services are required to wear a mask and social distance themselves from others. Due to Restrictions we are limited to 25 people in the funeral home at a time. We welcome friends and relatives requesting that you do not linger giving others an opportunity to visit.
Feb 2, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jim Cordiak, father of Jim Cordiak, Class of 1980, and Robert Cordiak, Class of 1981. Please keep the Cordiak family in your prayers. JAMES G. CORDIAK age 84. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Gorges) for close to 45 years. Loving father of James (Gwen), Robert (Kristin), Kathleen, John Forbes (Beverly), Kathleen Forbes, M.D. (Richard Cieker) and Scott Forbes (Elaine). Grandfather of 14 and great grandfather of 13. James was retired from St. Edward High School where he served as a guidance counselor. He was a football coach for 32 years at Toledo Central Catholic High School, St. Edward High School, Lakewood High School and Rocky River High School. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Bridget of Kildare Church, Thursday February 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Interment Woodvale Cemetery. Friends received (WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS) Wednesday 5 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).
Feb 1, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joseph Marrett Curtis, father of Mike, Class of 1967, and Pat, Class of 1976. Please keep the Curtis family in your prayers. JOSEPH MARRETT CURTIS, age 97, passed away on January 26, 2021. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Bednarik), the late Rosemary (nee Austin), the late Janice (nee Heist Sukes). Loving father of James (the late Peggy). Michael, Mary Jo Simon (David), Patrick (Janet), Christine Elkanick (Matt), and Ann Schmitt. Cherished Grandfather of 13, Great grandfather of 11. Step-father, grandfather, and great grandfather of many. Beloved uncle and great uncle of many. Joseph worked for 35 years at American Greetings, Phi Kappa Theta (Case Tech1st Pledge Class of 1941), K of C 3rd and 4th Degree, proud graduate of Cathedral Latin and Case Tech, Registered Professional Engineer, Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp during WWII, American Philatelic Society, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Ad Altare Dei Catholic award advisor for the Boy Scouts, 50+ year volunteer at St. Augustine Manor, and most importantly an avid boater- Dad didn't get in the water but taught many to ski. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Angela Merici 20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, OH., 44126 on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date when it's safe to gather. Arrangements by Slone & Co. Funeral Directors 13115 Lorain Ave. Cleveland OH. 44111. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Augustine Health Care 7801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland OH. 44102, Heartland Hospice 4807 Rockside Rd. Independence OH. 44131, or your favorite charity.
Feb 1, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jack Dill, Jr., Class of 1966. Please keep the Dill family in your prayers. JOHN "JACK” DILL, JR., 72 of Powell, TN passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Jack was of the Catholic faith. He was a graduate of St. Edward High School. Jack obtained his Associates Degree in Accounting at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He was known for his sense of humor and generous spirit, always lending a helping hand to those in need. Family meant the world to Jack. He was originally from Cleveland, Ohio but made Tennessee his home. Jack owned his own business for over 20 years prior to working for Wal-Mart. His co-workers at Wal-Mart became his work family. Even after retirement, he wanted to stay active so he became a Lyft driver. Jack was a member of the Smoky Mountain Browns Backers and an avid sports fan. He loved to travel, obtained his certification as a scuba diver and enjoyed target shooting. Jack was preceded in death by parents, John and Norma Dill, Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Deborah Dill; daughter, Jaclyn Dill; siblings, Robert (Tammy) Dill, Richard (Lisa) Dill, James (Bridget) Dill, Jeffrey Dill, Thomas Dill; many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 3-7pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home on Adair Dr. with funeral service following at 7pm. Rev. Keith Shown officiating. Interment service will take place Wednesday, February 3rd at Lynnhurst Cemetery meeting at the graveside at 12:45pm for a 1:00pm service with burial to follow.
Jan 28, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Jean Chokan, mother of Eric, Class of 1976, Gerry, Class of 1976, Jim, Class of 1983, Robin, Class of 1985, and the late Marc, Class of 1974; grandmother of Evan Chokan, Class of 2011, Luke Chokan, Class of 2015, and Josh Chokan, Class of 2016; aunt of Jon Chokan, Class of 1962, and the late Howard Chokan, Class of 1957. Please keep the Chokan family in your prayers. JEAN F. CHOKAN (nee Szudy), age 96, beloved wife of the late Elmer; loving mother of Marc (deceased), Eric (Debbie), Gerard (Beth), Jeannine Pudwill (Tim), Cynthia Kaczmarczyk (Terry), Tricia, James (Kelley), and Robin; stepmother of Robert and the late Greg; dearly beloved grandmother of 18; great-grandmother of 4; sister of 10 and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Jean was a devout Catholic whose active life, passions, and associations included the Parish Ladies Guild, National Council of Catholic Women, St. Edward Mothers’ Club (leader and member), presiding judge for her Local Election Ward, church choir veteran, and scouting leader. She was a lifelong fan of the Tribe and Cleveland and family teams. Jean met Elmer as a secretary in his engineering office. They were married 54 years and guided and inspired their family of 10 children in education, music, sports and their strong religious faith. Jean’s daily pursuits were centered around family, faith, fun, love, and forgiveness. Passed away January 26, 2021 just shy of her 97th birthday. Funeral Mass Saturday, January 30, The Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted) at 11 A.M. (facemasks required). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., FRIDAY 2-5 P.M. where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111 or St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 would be appreciated. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
Jan 27, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Fr. James Lewis, SJ, Class of 1954. Please keep the Lewis family in your prayers. FR. JAMES V. LEWIS, SJ, age 85, born Dec 22, 1935, passed away Jan 14, 2021. A Jesuit for over 60 years. He was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Joseph and Marie (nee Barrett) Lewis. He is survived by a sister, Ellen Rose Zoller and many nieces and nephews. He died at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. Jim grew up in Cleveland, after his family moved there in the early 1940s. After two years at Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western University), he entered the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus at Milford Novitiate on August 8, 1956. Jim was ordained on May 30, 1969. During Regency, Jim taught English and Math at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland (1963-1966). He returned to St. Ignatius after ordination and taught Math and Theology for 8 years. In 1978, Fr. Jim became the rector of the St. John's Jesuit community in Toledo and taught Math and Theology in the high school. After a well-earned sabbatical (1984-1985), the 50-year-old Jim decided that high school teaching was for younger people and decided to focus his energies on pastoral and spiritual ministries. He was associate pastor at Gesu Church in Toledo (1985-1989) before working at Jesuit Renewal House in Parma/Cleveland for two years. In 1991, Jim returned to St. Ignatius where he was a student counselor and faculty chaplain (1991-2002). While at St. Ignatius, he also established and was director of the Spirituality Program for Adults (SPA), a very successful program which actively recruits faculty, staff, parents and friends to experience the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The purpose of SPA is to familiarize lay people with the type of spirituality and prayer that St. Ignatius Loyola spent his lifetime developing and which resulted in the Spiritual Exercises. In 2010, Fr. Jim was missioned to Colombiere Center to care for his health. Fr. Jim was a devoted priest who loved Christ and the Society of Jesus. He enjoyed life, almost always wore a smile on his face, and frequently kidded people. Not only would he kid others, but he enjoyed being kidded by others. For example, when he was teaching English, Jesuits in his community would kid Jim for teaching books that he had never read. Also, many Jesuits at St. Ignatius High School kidded Jim -- who graduated from St. Edward High School, a rival to St. Ignatius -- that he did not graduate from the "correct" high school in Cleveland, but at least he was working in the "right" school now. A Funeral Mass and burial will be held privately at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, MI. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance at the Vigil and Funeral Mass is private and can only be attended by members of the Colombiere community. The Vigil will take place on Sunday, January 24 at 7 PM. The Funeral Mass will occur on Monday, January 25 at 10:45 AM. These events will be livestreamed on Youtube. Please type in "Colombiere Center Youtube" in the Youtube search field at the webpage, click on the Colombiere Sun Circle icon, the vigil and funeral mass will be shown on that webpage or you may go to the obituary at the funeral home website for a link. Condolences may be sent to his nephew, John Lewis, 17807 Lake Rd, Lakewood OH 44107. Memorial gifts to support the Jesuits may be made to the USA Midwest Jesuits, 1010 N. Hooker St., Chicago, IL 60642. Visit jesuitsmidwest.org to make an online memorial gift. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and sign tribute wall at AJDesmond.com
Jan 26, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Richard DeWitt, Class of 1954, father of Mike DeWitt, Class of 1986, brother of the late Ken DeWitt, Class of 1956, and Tom DeWitt, Class of 1961. Please keep the DeWitt family in your prayers. RICHARD LEO DeWITT, age 84, passed away Thursday 1/21/21. Friends may visit Thursday January 28, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home 20820 Lorain Road, Fairview Park OH 44126. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday January 29, 2021 at 12:30 at St. Christopher Church 20141 Detroit Road, Rocky River OH 44116. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Richard, aka “Geezer”, was born in Cleveland, OH September 26, 1936 to Leo W. and Helen R. De Witt. He was the oldest of 3 boys and attended St. Christopher grade school and St. Edward High School. He was very active in CYO sports and played baseball at St. Ed’s. Out of all the sports, his real love was football. He coached many years of CYO football. He graduated cum laude from the University of Detroit, MI with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in June of 1959 and went on to earn his Master of Science in Classical Mathematics from John Carroll University in 1964. His master’s thesis was “Schwarz – Christoffel Transformations”. During his college years he was in Army ROTC and upon graduation received his Officers Commission in the Army Signal Corps. He served both active duty and in the Army Reserves for a total of 7 years. His first assignment was at the N.A.S.A. Lewis Research Center while assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers in Hayes OH. He started working at N.A.S.A. in 1956 and worked at the Lewis Research Center and Plumbrook stations for an over 40-year career. He was best known by his nickname “The Geezer” and as the “guy who always wore a white button-down shirt and thin neck tie” whether it was in or out of style. He took care of the coffee stand and whistled as he walked through the office hallways. He enjoyed coaching the softball team that he and his coworkers played on. He worked with principal investigators of zero gravity experiments that were conducted during flight of the spaceship “Orbiter” for two different flights and 5 different experiments total. He helped the scientists with how the experiments would work in a microgravity environment. He worked in the field of cryogenics mainly with liquid hydrogen, also on thermal protection systems for hydrogen storage in space and on regeneratively cooled liquid hydrogen-liquid oxygen rocket engine systems. He also worked on noise abatement hardware for jet engines. While at N.A.S.A. he received a U. S. patent on a “fluid coupling” invention used on many space missions. When he retired, he was hired on as a contractor for Northrop Grumman doing similar work. He received many awards and accolades over his long and distinguished career. He was an avid Notre Dame football fan and took many trips to games with family friends, carefully saving each program and ticket stub. Richard was a daily Mass attendee, head usher and ran Friday Holy Hour at St Brendan Parish for many years. He ushered at St Jude Church in Elyria and was a Eucharistic Minister taking Communion to the sick at Elyria hospital. One of the things he was most proud of was his work with Holy Love Ministries, serving Our Blessed Mother. He helped to propagate the first devotion of “Our Lady Protectress of the Faith” and Blessed Mother’s promises for devotion to Her under that title. Our Lady took him to be with Her on the 35th anniversary of her feast day under the Our Lady Protectress of the Faith title. He is survived by his wife Mary Lynn DeWitt, his 6 children Kathleen Pearce (Thomas), Dr. Laura DeWitt (Neil O’Callaghan), Janette Deininger (Kenneth), Michael DeWitt (Daneta), Nancy DeWitt, Steven DeWitt (Renee), 3 step sons Aldino Stazzone (Sharon), Salvatore Stazzone, Shawn Stazzone (Nicola), former wife of 26 years Diana DeWitt (nee Zalenski), nephews John DeWitt (Nasreen), David DeWitt (Leigh), Matthew DeWitt (Dr. Deborah Bockhorn), niece Jennifer Hoelzer (Ronald), 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many cousins. He is preceded in death by parents Leo and Helen DeWitt (nee Herbst), brother and sister in law Kenneth & Barbara DeWitt (nee Kennedy), and Brother Thomas DeWitt. In lieu of flowers Richard had asked that Masses be said for the repose of his soul.
Jan 26, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Linda Lee Clapacs, mother of Brent Clapacs, Class of 1981, and former Trustee of St. Edward High School. Please keep the Clapacs family in your prayers. LINDA LEE CLAPACS, age 79, beloved wife of 53 years to Donald Clapacs; loving mother of Brent Clapacs (wife Patrice); Bryan Clapacs (wife Rosemary); and Marcy Clapacs Treder (husband Matt); and devoted grandmother of Caitlin, Alex, Maralin and James Clapacs, and Sophia and Joseph Treder; dearest sister to Donald Lee (deceased) and Patricia Lee Clifford (deceased); and caring friend to so many, passed away on January 4, 2020.Linda was born in Painesville, Ohio in 1941 to Harold and Dorothy Lee. She grew up in Athens and attended Athens High School. She remained in Athens and obtained her B.S. in Education from Ohio University. She later went back to school and obtained a Master’s degree in Education from Kent State University. Linda was an accomplished educator. She taught elementary school students in a number of Ohio districts including Painesville, Albany and Euclid. After taking time out from working to raise her three children, she went back into teaching. She had roles in both elementary education and remedial education throughout the Euclid School district. Linda was extremely active as a parent, grandparent and as a volunteer in the community. She served as an officer in both the PTA and the local Home Owner’s Association. She helped produce, direct, and play the piano in a number of school productions. She was a volunteer for The American Cancer Society, The Heart Association, and March of Dimes funding drives. She also was a volunteer at the David Simpson Hospice House. Services for Linda will be held in a private family mass at St. John Vianney in Mentor. In lieu of flowers, the Clapacs family asks that donations be made in Linda’s honor to either Seidman Cancer Center/Ovarian Cancer Research at University Hospitals: https://www.uhgiving.org/, or Hospice of the Western Reserve: http://hospicewr.org/patients-and-caregivers/giving-back/Pages/Donate-Now
Jan 26, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Chris Page, Class of 1997, brother of Brian, Class of 1993, and Justin, Class of 1995. Please keep the Page family in your prayers. CHRISTOPHER J. PAGE, age 41. Loving son of Karen (nee Scheafer) and Harry Page; brother of Brian (Molly) and Justin (Kami); uncle of Brayden, Aubrey, Kaden, Bridger, Paisley, Jovi and Ivy; grandson of the late Imelda and John Scheafer and Geneve Page; nephew of Michael Scheafer (Christine) and Richard Scheafer (Anne); cousin of Katie and Rebecca Scheafer. Chris was a proud graduate of St. Edward High School Class of 1997 and Bowling Green State University Class of 2002, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity. He was a volunteer championship C.Y.O. basketball coach for St. Christopher School. Passed away unexpectedly Jan. 24, 2021. A private Funeral Mass was held for the family. Inurnment Evergreen Cemetery.
Jan 25, 2021 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Tom Gillespie, Class of 1953, father-in-law of Jim Engler, Class of 1968. Please keep the Gillespie and Engler families in your prayers. THOMAS P. GILLESPIE, age 85 of San Jose, CA., and formerly of Lakewood, OH. Loving father of Laura Ann Engler (Jim), Patrick Thomas (Paula) (Kate Mahoney), Matthew James (deceased) (Diane), Mary Kay Rouse (Rodney), Maureen Louise Innocenzi (Frank) and Thomas Edmund (Juli). Dear grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of 5. Son of the late James and Mary Gillespie. Dear friend/companion of Annalee Wright. Brother of James (deceased), John (deceased), Mary Ann Raterman, Michael, Terry (deceased), Joseph (deceased), Leo, Kathy Pitra (deceased), and Sally Joseph. Tom was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran. He was a lifelong entrepreneur and master plumber, who started many successful businesses, including Gillespie Mechanical Contractors and Gillespie Home Inspections. Tom was an accomplished business and family man but of all his successes, he was most proud of his children and grandchildren. He was a genuine, strong and witty man who took pride in mentoring his children, helping them to build successful lives, families and businesses with his wisdom and skill. He passed away January 11, 2021 at his home in San Jose, CA, where he lived the past 35 years. Due to the Covid-19 Health Crisis, an outdoor Graveside Service will take place at Lakewood Park Cemetery located at 22025 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio on Monday, January 18th at 2 pm. (Meet inside front gate) (Face Masks and social distancing required). Family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: The Sam Engler Foundation, c/o Laura Engler, 18839 High Parkway, Rocky River, Ohio 44116. To leave a message or condolence for family please visit www.mcgorray-hanna.com
Jan 25, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Katherine Ferry, sister of Chris Ferry, Sr., Class of 1966, and the late Edward Ferry, Class of 1970; sister-in-law of Jim Cummings, Class of 1969, and the late John Moore, Class of 1966; aunt of Tom Ferry, Class of 1994, and Chris "CT" Ferry, Jr., Class of 1997. Please keep the Ferry, Moore, and Cummings families in your prayers. KATHERINE A. FERRY entered into eternal life Jan. 22, 2021. Kate was born on June 3, 1962 to Thomas and Noreene (nee Hurley), in Cleveland. Kate was the youngest of six siblings: Christopher (Maureen), Cecelia Moore (John) (both deceased), Edward (deceased), Anne Cummings (Jim) and Margaret Flanagan (deceased). Aunt of 12; great aunt of 16. Friend to everyone she met. Longtime employee of Rego's and Giant Eagle of Rocky River. Private Funeral Services and Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. You can leave a message or condolence for family at www.mcgorray-hanna.com. Special thanks to the staff and aides at Welcome House for their wonderful care for Kate these past few years and for the staff of Hospice of the Western Reserve. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Welcome House, 802 Sharon Dr., Westlake, OH 44145.
Jan 25, 2021 Dear St. Edward Community: Last week, the St. Edward community lost another iconic teacher. Jim Nieberding passed away peacefully at home. As Matt Wallenhorst ‘05 noted, “If we had a Mt. Rushmore of St. Edward teachers, Mr. Nieberding would be on it! Jim began his long career at St. Ed's in 1955 and served as a mighty presence until his retirement in 2000. As older alumni will remember, Jim was a social studies teacher with a passion for teaching and a fierce love of our country. I can attest to the number of times Jim was remembered fondly by St. Edward alums when we would do events across the country. As tributes to Jim and his impact on generations of St. Edward students come in, here are a few: John Curran,’75 wrote, “Jim Nieberding was a forceful presence and influence on all of us at St. Ed’s throughout the 70’s and 80’s – and beyond. One of our great educators and role models, he helped create the culture of servant leadership we all work so hard to nurture and strengthen today." John Mc Caffrey ’79 added, “Because of Mr. Nieberding, I never missed voting in an election when I came of age. He used to tell us, 'You are a nameless, faceless citizen in this country unless you vote.'” Greg Elinsky ‘82 remembered Jim’s influence and another of his memorable lines, “We are lucky to have such high-quality educators who are fully committed and care. One of Mr. Nieberding’s (fondly referred to as Niebo) consummate lines, 'Have a problem, Mr. (add student name)? SOLVE IT!'" When I think of Jim, I think about the great words from the Holy Cross Constitutions, “The footsteps of those men who called us to walk in their company left deep prints, as if men carrying burdens. But they did not trudge; they strode. For they had the hope. It is the Lord calling us, “Come, Follow me.” (8:122-3) Jim Nieberding strode through our halls for almost five decades as a man of hope. We are all the beneficiaries of his grace. Jim willingly answered God’s call to, “Come Follow me.” And the Lord has now called Jim home. As Eileen Wallenhorst told her son Matt upon learning of Jim’s death, “The two Jim’s are probably up in Heaven comparing notes.” Jim Nieberding left an indelible mark on St. Edward High School. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant. Please keep Jim’s wife, Alberta, and the Nieberding family in your prayers. Jim Kubacki * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Below is the death notice of Jim Nieberding, father of Chris, Class of 1982, and Jim F, Ph.D., Class of 1983, grandfather of Matt Martis, Class of 2014, Danny Nieberding, Class of 2020, and Stephen Martis, Class of 2023, uncle of Mark Nieberding, Class of 1995, and Joe Nieberding, Class of 1985. JAMES E. NIEBERDING age 91, beloved husband of 58 years to Alberta M. (nee Scharf); loving father of Christopher, James F. (Renée), and Catherine Martis (Michael); dear and beloved grandpa to Matthew, Maria, Grace, Bridget, Katie, Danny and Stephen; brother to William (Mary Ellen) (both-deceased) and John Joseph “Joe” (Nancy-deceased). “Mr. Nieberding” was a positive influence and exemplary role model for countless young men (including his two sons) at Saint Edward High School, where he taught for almost half a century. The passion for educating young minds was Jim’s vocation, especially in the areas of U.S. history, social studies, Latin, Greek, and the Catholic faith. His life was one lived in service to others. Jim served as a medic in the U.S. Army. His influence as teacher extended well beyond the classroom. Jim loved his grandchildren dearly and, as they will attest, he never stopped teaching as they became his student body after retirement. He passed away peacefully at home of natural causes surrounded by family, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Funeral Mass, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) Tuesday, Jan. 26th at 10 am. Interment Holy Cross. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) MONDAY from 4 – 7 pm. (Masks and social distancing required at Funeral Home and Church). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Jim’s memory to St. Edward High School’s Tuition Assistance Fund for students in financial need (St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107); Catholic Relief Services (228 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3443); or a Pro-Life charity of your choice – a cause dear to Jim’s heart. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
Jan 19, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bill Loftus, Class of 1981. Please keep the Loftus family in your prayers. WILLIAM “BILL” LOFTUS, age 57 of Wayne Township, passed away at his residence on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 11, 1963, the son of William F. and Felicia (Boroski) Loftus. He was a 1981 graduate of St. Edward High School and graduated from University of Akron in 1986. On May 2, 1992 in Cleveland, Ohio he married Marita Guthrie. Bill was employed at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for thirty years, retiring in 2018. Bill is survived by his wife, Marita Loftus; two children, Brittany (fiance Sam Banks) Loftus and Logan Loftus; his parents, William and Felicia Loftus; two siblings, Gregory (Maureen) Loftus and Sheila (Ken) Ferguson; mother-in-law, Helen Guthrie; father-in-law, Charles C. Guthrie; two brothers-in-law, Charles L. (Erica) Guthrie and Tim (Valerie) Guthrie; nieces and nephews, Dan (Jessica) Guthrie, Jeren (Adam) McCluskey, Ryan Loftus, Maureen Loftus, Kathleen Loftus, Rachel Ferguson, Jackie Guthrie and Joe Ferguson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. with Rev. Barry Clardy of Princeton Pike Church of God officiating. Burial will follow at Somerville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597. Condolences can be made at www.browndawsonflick.com. A Live Steam service will take place for family and friends to view, with the link provided on Bill's obituary page at https://www.browndawsonflick.com/obituary/William-Loftus at time of service.
Jan 19, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Roger French, Class of 1961, brother of Jeff, Class of 1968. Please keep the French family in your prayers. ROGER W. FRENCH, age 77. Beloved son of Roger and Estelle, both deceased. Cherished big brother of Jeff (JoAnn). Wonderful, fun "Uncle Boo" of Nate (Jen Ware) of Minneapolis, MN and Brian of Medina, OH. Retired Cleveland teacher at East Tech HS. A loyal Cleveland Browns fan – and yes, he did enjoy seeing them crush the Steelers last week! Services to be planned post-COVID. Roger wishes that we remember him as "a child of the universe." www.tomonfh.com
Jan 13, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tom Merriman, Class of 1974, brother of Tim, Class of 1971, Pat, Class of 1976, and Terry, Class of 1979, uncle of Timothy "Mike" Merriman, Class of 1996, Ryan Merriman, Class of 1999, Brendan Merriman, Class of 2002, and Michael "Kirk" Mills, Class of 2010. Please keep the Merriman and Mills families in your prayers. With profound sorrow, my family and I announce the death of our brother Tom ’74. Tom was a co-founder of Butterfly Farms in Encinitas, CA. Our brother was a remarkable, talented, and passionate man who cared very deeply for family. He was fiercely loyal and stubbornly independent, drawing from his Midwest roots. He was most at home when working with the Earth and communing with Nature. His passing has left a hole in our lives and hearts. A memorial service will be held for Tom in the Cleveland area in a couple of months when traveling and visitation opens up. Please keep Tom, his son Cash and the rest of our family in your prayers. We are so grateful for St. Edward’s love and support. Tim Merriman ‘71 29924 Winsor Dr. Bay Village, OH 44140 cell: 440.482.9698
Jan 13, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. William Taylor, father of Kate (formerly Keith), Class of 1973. Please keep the Taylor family in your prayers. WILLIAM TAYLOR, age 93, beloved husband to Mae (nee Woodward); Father to Linda (Roger), Pamela (Lee), Curtis (Nettie), Kate (Keith), Celene (Richard), Deborah (Pete), Karen (Craig). Grandfather to Christine, Lisa, Cheryl, Brad, David, Michael, and Elizabeth, Mathew, and Melissa; great grandfather to Ryan, Sarah, Chelby, Braydon, Camden, and Addison. Devoted husband, father, and family member. Entered the Navy during WWll at age 16 and served in the Pacific theater. He enjoyed boating for many years and was accomplished in seamanship. He was a carpenter by trade and a member of carpenters union for 45 years, retiring from working in 1991. Shared his gift of carpentry by working on family members and friends projects. Became interested in aeronautics and learned to fly. Kept active through the year as a cross country skier as well as downhill skier. He will be privately laid to rest with his wife at Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmsted. Online memories and condolences may be left on William's memorial page at sunsetfuneralandcemetery.com
Jan 13, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Ann Cannon, mother of Jim, Class of 1978, sister of Jack Mulloy, Class of 1960, and Jim Mulloy, Class of 1964. Please keep the Cannon and Mulloy families in your prayers. MARY ANN CANNON (nee Mulloy), has joined the love of her life, the late James F. Cannon – together forever! Her smiles and endless love of family will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She is survived by her son Jim (Maggie) and daughter Kathy Burns (Kevin), 10 grandchildren: Colin, Brendan, Vincent and Molly Cannon; Emily Burrows (Brian), Kevin (Sarah), William, Patrick (Sarah), Brigid and Brian Burns, three great grandsons: Christopher, Nicholas, and Oliver Burrows. Sister of the late Jack Mulloy (Coletta) and Jim Mulloy (Marilyn), Cousin Bridget Dyczko, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Saturday, Jan. 16, Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) (facemasks required) at 11:00 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. To celebrate her life and love of Cleveland, donations can be made to: Saint Joseph Academy Scholarship Fund, 3470 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland OH 44111 www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 13, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jim Dowd, Class of 1963. Please keep the Dowd family in your prayers. JAMES WILLIAM DOWD, age 75, of Middleburg Heights, passed away from COVID-19 on Dec. 27, 2020. Son of the late Richard and Helen (McKeever) Dowd, Jim is survived by his sisters, Mary Turella: Rita Dowd-Mikolajczyk (Sigmund); brothers, Richard Dowd (Peggy) and Robert Dowd (Kim); former wife, Doris Schuster; and his many nieces and nephews. Jim served our country in Vietnam as a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps. From the 1970s through the early 1980s, Jim owned and operated the Pirate's Cove nightclub in the Flats. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid golfer. He will be missed by his family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in the future at St. Matthias Church in Parma, OH.
Jan 13, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. James Quinn, father of Jeff, Class of 1984, Bryan, Class of 1986, and Darla Strah, our St. Ed's Transportation Coordinator from 1991- 2017. Please keep the Quinn and Strah families in your prayers. JAMES M. QUINN, age 87, beloved husband of the late Gazella (nee Sabic); loving father of Darla Strah (Timothy); Darrell (deceased), Cindy, Denise, Jeffrey (Sheila) and Bryan (Nicole); proud "Pap Pap" of Michael (Katie), Jason (Kate), Stacy Sommers (Mark), Taylor King (Kevin) and Katie, Connor and Clare Quinn; great-grandfather of 7; brother of the late Nancy Glass and Janice Pettit. Retired supervisor at the GM Parma plant. U.S. Army veteran. Passed away January 10, 2021. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Saturday, January 16, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church (708 Erie St. Grafton, OH 44044) at 11 A.M. for his Funeral Mass where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required and where the family will receive friends 1/2 hour prior to Mass. The Mass will be livestreamed on the church's Facebook page. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hunger Center at St. Patrick Church (West Park), 4427 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44135 or Our Lady Queen of Peace Helping Hands Ministry. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED (216) 251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 13, 2021 Dear Faculty & Staff: Below is the death notice of Nancy Ann Duffy, dear mother of Jim Duffy, Theology teacher at St. Ed's from 2004-2020. Please keep the Duffy family in your prayers. NANCY ANN DUFFY (nee Dennis), age 88. Passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 Nancy battled Covid for a short time period before she was called to her heavenly home to reunite with her beloved husband Gerard Duffy of 33 years and her mother Isabella Dennis and father Robert Dennis. Nancy was from a family of five two other sisters and two brothers Jean (deceased) Lilian (deceased) brothers Bobby (deceased) and George (deceased). Nancy is survived by her loving son James, sister-in-law Betty Dennis and many nieces and nephews residing in Canada, Australia, England, and Scotland. Nancy and Gerard immigrated to Cleveland in 1954 to follow their dreams and begin a new life in Ohio. Nancy was an avid traveler to foreign lands including New Zealand and Australia and Scotland. Nancy has appreciated her homeland of Canada just anyone who met her! She loved the many friends she encountered while living in Lakewood. Nancy could often be seen hauling her grocery cart down Warren Road refusing rides just enjoying the beautiful community she was apart of. Nancy remained active in St. Clement Parish as a member of the choir for over 45 years she spent many other days working in the parish.. Nancy's faith in the Church was always very important to her. An avid knitter and fabulous host for a wee cup of tea in a china cup and her famous scones. Nancy independent, devoted wife and mother, a friend a handmaid for the Lord. Funeral Mass St. Clement Church (Lincoln and Madison Ave.) Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. The Mass will be livestreamed at https://boxcast.tv/channel/goq4a8qerzptofweizvm. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Church Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. (Facemasks are required and social distancing will be observed). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sisters of St. Joseph Community.
Jan 12, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tom Kilbane, Class of 1954. Please keep the Kilbane family in your prayers. THOMAS B. KILBANE, age 85, beloved husband of 62 years to Joyce (nee Murphy); loving father of Kevin Kilbane, Thomas Kilbane and Kellie Lupica (John); devoted grandfather of Matthew and Emily Kilbane, Daniel, Ryan and Shannon Kilbane, and Allison and Ian Lupica; son of the late Clara (nee Schmidt) and James Patrick Kilbane; brother of Patricia Hovanic (Lyle, deceased), James P. "Lefty" (deceased) (Sue Spiccia), Rita Bruening (Walter) (both deceased) and Charles (Marilyn) (both deceased). 1954 graduate of St. Edward High School. U.S. Army veteran (Korea). Retired Local 55 plumber. Passed away December 17, 2020. Due to the pandemic, all services will be private. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, 15500 South Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, OH 44110. For full obituary, please visit: www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 11, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mr. Thomas Masterson, father of Tom, Class of 1984, and Mike, Class of 1987. Please keep the Masterson family in your prayers. THOMAS PATRICK MASTERSON, age 77, beloved husband of 56 years to Dorothy "Dot" (nee Buerman); loving father of Tom (Joyce), Mary Pat Burk (Mark), Mike, and Maureen Masterson Carr (Brendan); devoted and proud Grandpa to Matt Burk (Rebekah), Rose Skees (Aaron), Marty Burk, Liam Masterson, Lauren Leiby, Brigid and Cora Carr; step-Grandpa to Michelle Ghrist Klinger & Michael Ghrist; son of the late Rita (nee Cannon) and Thomas J. Masterson); beloved brother of Noreen Devine (Tom), Margaret "Peggy" Mineo (Robert, deceased), the late Catherine "Kitty" Camerato (Jim) and Daniel Masterson (Cindy); uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 8, 2021. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, there will be no visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for his Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 12, St. Colman Church (2027 W. 65th St., Cleveland) at 1 P.M. where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED (216) 251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 11, 2021 RENEE TEREBIENIEC, (nee Basart), age 80, born Jan 29, 1940, passed away Jan 2, 2021. Renee Basart Terebieniec 80 of Cleveland Ohio, passed away peacefully in her Naples FLA home on Saturday January 2, 2021. Renee is survived by her beloved husband Joseph J Terebieniec, sons Stephan Terebieniec, Nick Terebieniec (wife Molly) and daughter Diana Ehrentraut Terebieniec. Grandchildren Kayla Willgren (Ehrentraut), Lauryn Ehrentraut, Emma Ehrentraut, Sean Terebieniec, Skyler and Joey Terebieniec. Renee was a beacon of light to everyone in her life. Her strength of character, and inner beauty were wonderfully complimented by her exterior beauty and sparkle. Renee was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to so many and will be dearly missed.
Jan 8, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Telenko, Class of 1960. Please keep the Telenko family in your prayers. ROBERT J. TELENKO, age 78. Beloved husband of 57 years to Shirley (nee Shoff).Loving father of Laurie O'Neal (Daniel), Justine Parsipour (Ali), Tricia LeComte (Thomas) and Brian. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Kenneth, Carley, Evan, Sean, Sarah, Jessica, Joseph, Erica, Melissa, Gabriel, Anthony, Luciana; great grandfather of Gavin, Scarlett and Remy. Dear brother of the late Doreen Ziska (George). Also survived by nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Mass of Christian Burial Friday January 8, 2021 St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road (Brunswick) at 11:00AM. Interment All Saints Cemetery. The family will receive friends (while practicing social distancing and the use of masks) Friday morning at church from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Arrangements entrusted to the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).
Jan 8, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Rosemarie Feighan DeJohn, sister of Edward Feighan, Class of 1965, and Michael Feighan, Class of 1967. Please keep the DeJohn and Feighan families in your prayers. ROSEMARIE FEIGHAN DEJOHN, born June 14, 1946, died January 3, 2021. Rosemarie died peacefully after a very long illness. Beloved wife for 50 years of Stephen E., of Lakewood, and most loving mother of Patricia, Jennifer, Stephen (Susie), and Colleen (Paul) Pallett. Most loved Lovey of Rocco Miller, Greta Westropp, Kendall and Noelle "Ellie" Pallett, William, Brendan, and Daisy DeJohn. Dear daughter of Francis X. and Rosemary Ling Feighan, both deceased. Dear sister of Edward Feighan, Michael Feighan, and Mary Clare Feighan (Jude McKay), and the deceased Patricia Feighan, Francis X. Feighan Jr., and Christopher Feighan. Dear sister-in-law of Nadine Feighan, Kathy Flynn, Carl DeJohn (deceased), Terry Herbert (Doug deceased), John and Sue DeJohn, Joe and Kathy DeJohn, and Kathy McKown DeJohn. Loving aunt, cousin, and friend to so many! The family wishes to thank Ennis Court for its extraordinary love and care at the end of Rosemarie's life, most especially the devotion of Patrice Campbell and Trumaine Kinsey. Due to COVID-19, we are greatly distressed that we cannot send our dear Rosemarie off in the style she so deserves. As a result, there will be a private family funeral at St. Malachi Church, Cleveland, OH on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00AM, where social distancing will be observed and face masks required. The funeral service will be livestreamed at https://boxcast.tv/view/rosemarie-feighan-dejohn-574339. In order to truly celebrate Rosemarie's life and the exceptional person she is, the family is planning a celebration of her life when it is deemed safe to gather. Details to be shared closer to that time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rosemarie's name to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, St. Malachi Center or St. Malachi Church, or Magnificat High School. ***Please visit www.mcgorray-hanna.com for more on Rosemarie's life.
Jan 8, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Kay Leonard, mother-in-law of Dennis Newman, Class of 1976, and grandmother of Marty Newman, Class of 2008. Please keep the Leonard and Newman families in your prayers. KAY L. LEONARD (nee Mullaly), age 81, devoted wife of 61 years to the late James F. Leonard, Jr., loving mother of Bridget Newman (Dennis), Colleen Kubek (Ed), Sean Leonard (Beth), Megan Kostura (Steve), and Maureen Leonard-McCarthy (Peter McCarthy, deceased); dear "Grammy" of Katie Hein (Justin), Patrick Newman, Marty Newman (Emilee Capo), Kathleen Yates (Alex), Maggie Leonard (Ian Clark), Mary Therese Kubek, Ryan Leonard, John Kubek, Kyle Kostura, Maeve Leonard, Annie Kubek (Nate Daczko), Korey Kostura, Seamus McCarthy, Declan McCarthy, Nora McCarthy, Aidan McCarthy. Great-grandmother of Xavier, Evelyn, Kolbe and Jacob Yates. Sister to Michael Mullaly (Rose), and sister-in-law to Michael Leonard (Patty) and Mary Ann Leonard. Preceded in death by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Patricia Seal (Dick), Thomas Leonard, and Daniel Leonard (Betty). Aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for her Funeral Mass Saturday, January 9, St. Mary's Church (250 Kraft St., Berea), at 11:30 A.M. where social distancing will be observed and face masks required. Mass will be live streamed on the St. Mary's Church website at stmaryberea.org. Private Interment Holy Cross Cemetery (Brook Park, OH). Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Kay Leonard's name to Saint Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111. All generous donations received will be used for tuition assistance for students in need. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED (216) 251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 7, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Theodore "Ted" Vanyo, father of Matt, Class of 1989, and Mark, Class of 1991. Please keep the Vanyo family in your prayers. THEODORE A. "TED" VANYO, age 80, beloved husband of 50 years to Doris E. "Dee" (nee Morgan); loving father of Matt and Mark (Elizabeth); stepfather of John Kuzda (Ruth) (deceased) and Darlene Buck; devoted grandfather of seven and great grandfather of two; brother of Andrew, Virginia Fovozzo (deceased), Greg and Bernardine (deceased); uncle and great-uncle and friend of many. Ted was a 4th degree member of the St. Mary of the Falls Knights of Columbus Council #14416 and was a U. S. Army veteran. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for his Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 12, St. Mary of the Falls Church (25615 Bagley Rd. Olmsted Falls) at 10:30 A.M. where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required. Entombment private Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Jan 4, 2021 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jim Moore, Class of 1962, brother of Dan, Class of 1968, Joe, Class of 1970, and the late John, Class of 1966. Please keep the Moore family in your prayers. JAMES J. MOORE, age 76, loving father of Aaron J. Moore; dear "Grandpa Jim" to Makenna and Elijah Moore; brother of John (deceased) (Cecelia), Dan (Shirley) and Joe (Sandy) Moore; son of the late John and Catherine (nee Storey) Moore. Jim was a Graduate of St. Edward High School, a US Navy Veteran and worked as a Merchant Marine over 50 years. Passed away, December 30, 2020. Private Family Services and Burial. Leave a message or condolences at www.mcgorray-hanna.com
Jan 2, 2021 Patricia Ann Dorenkott, (nee Wasmer) age 99, passed away December 26, 2020. Beloved wife for 46 years of the late James A. Dorenkott. Loving mother of Jim, Mary Anne Kuhn (the late Karl), Bob (deceased), and Jack (Debbie). Cherished grandmother of Bob and Ae Ja. Dear sister of Jack Wasmer (deceased) (Mary), Charles Wasmer (deceased), Joan Rawlings (deceased) (the late Bill), George Wasmer (Mary Lu), and Mary Lou Durkin (the late George). Beloved aunt and great-aunt of many. Daughter of the late John and Florence Wasmer (nee O'Donnell). 75 year member of St. Christopher Church where she was an active parishioner and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Pat also gave of her time and talent to The Christ Child Society, Magnificat High School, and numerous other charitable and religious organizations, in both Cleveland and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She will be remembered for her strong faith, her generous interest in others, and her infectious smile. Special thanks to Patrice Campbell and the loving staff at Ennis Court where she resided for over four years. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christopher Church, Rocky River, on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00 am, where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to the Robert Dorenkott Scholarship at St. Ignatius High School, 1911 West 30th Street, Cleveland, Oh 44113, or the Patricia and James Dorenkott Family Scholarship at Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116. To view the livestream of the Funeral Mass please visit https://boxcast.tv/view/patricia-dorenkott-a2uscunsy3xcqoy2ns31 or the funeral home's website.
Jan 1, 2021 Below is the death notice of Marie A. McKenna, mother of James McKenna, Class of 1980, and aunt of Gregory Dzuban, Class of 1982, and the late Frederick Dzuban, Class of 1985. Please keep the McKenna and Dzuban families in your prayers. MARIE A. MCKENNA, , Age 81. Beloved mother of James (Colleen) and Kimberly A. McKenna; grandmother of Meghan Mathews (Fred), Michael Urbon and Ryan Urbon; great grandmother of Freddy and Reese Mathews. Beloved sister of James Duane, Donald Dzuban (Julie), Patricia Loucka (Bill) and the late Irene Wallenhorst, Delores Kling and Donna Dzuban. Aunt and great-aunt to many. Services will be at a later date. (440) 333-9744. www.buschcares.com
Dec 31, 2020 Below is the death notice of Paul E. Lembach, Class of 1956, brother of Larry, Class of 1963, and Tom, Class of 1973, uncle of Edmund, Class of 1995, Laurence, Class of 1998, Andrew, Class of 1999, Mark, Class of 2000, and Nick, Class of 2004. Please keep the Lembach family in your prayers. PAUL EDMOND LEMBACH-- Paul was born on August 2, 1938 in Cleveland,Ohio to the late Edmund Lembach and Eleanor (Buehner) Lembach. He died on December 26,2020 due to Covid 19 He was a graduate of St. Edward High School and Notre Dame University. Paul served in US Navy as a Lieutenant J.G. from 1961-1965. He retired from Martin Marietta where he worked as an industrial consultant on NASA Space program. The highlight of his retirement was his Saturday breakfast club meetings. He is survived by his four brothers, Dr. Richard Lembach (Geraldine), Dr. Robert (Theresa), Dr. Laurence Lembach (Kim), and Thomas Lembach. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Due to the pandemic a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later day. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Alzheimer's Association 23215 Commerce Pk., Suite 300 Beachwood, OH 44122.
Dec 29, 2020 John F. McLaughlin, age 65, Class of 1973, beloved husband of Patricia (nee Hazlett); loving father of Sean (Sarah), and Pat (Jen), grandfather of Josephine, Patrick, and James; brother of Mary (Ed), Annie (Larry), Cathy (Gerry), Tommy, Trish (Dick), and Joseph (Sherri); uncle of many nieces and nephews. John died Dec. 17, 2020. A memorial mass will be held at a later date.
Dec 29, 2020 Thomas O'Grady, age 75. Loving and devoted father of Michele Hendry (Joseph), Megan (deceased), Kelly Farmer (Greg), Thomas Jr. (Trish), Jennifer and Tim (Erika). Cherished grandfather of many. Dearest son of the late Harry and Rosemary (nee Heap). Dear brother of Rosemary Corley (deceased) (Andrew), Dr. John O'Grady (Phyllis) and Kathryn Voehl. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Highly decorated Sergeant U.S.M.C. Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Bluecoats Inc., 23300 Mercantile Rd. Beachwood, OH 44122. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 29, 2020, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1800 Station Rd. (Valley City) at 10:30 A.M. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. The family will receive friends TUESDAY MORNING 9:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M. at the church. Arrangements entrusted to the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HTS. (WEST OF I-71).
Dec 28, 2020 Theresa A. Del Vecchio Nee Guglielmino), age 89, beloved wife for 32 years of the late Paul; loving mother of Susanne Mazzola (Dan), Paul (Susan), and Mary Szabo (Fred); devoted grandmother of Stephen (dec.), David (Katie), Terri Gertz (Ben), Emily, Lisa Magee (Dan), and Darci Sciulli (Adam); great-grandmother of Hazel, Charlie and Mason; dearest sister of the following deceased, Joe, John, Agnes, Sam, and Frank; sister-in-law of Carol Guglielmino. Well-loved aunt and great-aunt of many. Theresa was an honored employee of Westlake City Schools for almost 50 years and retired as a head cook. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Theresa’s memory to St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, Oh, 44111, or St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH, 44107. Mass of Christian Burial, December 31st, 10:00 AM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2256 Clague Rd, Westlake, OH, 44145. The Mass will be lived streamed through the St. Bernadette website. Interment at a later date.
Dec 28, 2020 Dear Faculty and Staff: Below is the death notice of Jacob Adam Ben Butze, Class of 2018. Please keep the Butze family in your prayers. JACOB ADAM BEN BUTZE, 20, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of his family and countless friends. Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Jacob attended Shaker schools through Eighth grade and was a proud graduate of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio. He attended Miami University of Ohio where he studied finance at the Farmer School of Business. Jacob was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April of his freshman year of college and spent the next 21 months in a valiant fight with cancer. Jacob’s compassion for others was unmeasured. He deeply loved his family and friends and was dedicated to serving the community. During his time at St. Edward, he was honored for being a loyal friend and mentor, receiving the Edsman, Bob Whidden and Most Valuable Freshman Awards. He participated in a mission trip to Haiti. After his diagnosis, Jacob focused on supporting cancer survivors and raising awareness. Jacob was a true mensch. He loved the traditions of his Jewish faith and was a beloved member of Anshe Chesed Fairnount Temple. Jacob excelled at school and as an athlete. He was an honor student and member of the National Honor Society. He continued to excel academically in college, making the Dean’s List even while undergoing chemotherapy. He played hockey and ran varsity indoor and outdoor track, and cross country, serving as captain his senior year. Jacob lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed travel and cherished his trip to Paris shortly before becoming ill. He loved hiking and running outdoors. Jacob loved music and played multiple instruments. He can be seen in many home videos playing his guitar and singing. He was a member of Delta Chi and Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, where he was named 2020 Brother of the Year at its National Meeting and served as Director of Alumni Relations. He is survived by his parents Brandt and Naomi Butze and his sister Ana Butze of Shaker Heights, Ohio; grandparents, Louis and Linda Frank of Sarasota, Florida, Susan Klein of West Palm Beach, Florida, Joyce Butze of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Kenneth Butze Sr. of Rocky River, Ohio; aunts and uncles, Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet (Brad) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Hallie Butze Stewart (James) of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Kenneth Butze Jr. (Tracy) of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Kelly Kelly of Brookpark, Ohio, Aaron Frank of Ashville, North Carolina, cousins Arthur Ott (Jay Gribble), Abby, Ellie and Rachel Dallet, Taylor, Schuyler and Kendall Butze, Allison, Molly, and Mac Stewart, Erin and Kyle Kelly. A private family memorial service will be held on December 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. and will be streamed at https://www.fairmounttemple.org/worship/live-stream, In the Mandel Sanctuary, followed by burial at Lakeview Cemetery. The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation for the staff of the Taussig Cancer Center of the Cleveland Clinic for the care given to Jacob over the past two years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and to St. Edward Scholarship Fund at 13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. In Jacob’s honor please consider donating blood and joining the bone marrow registry through Be the Match. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: Memorial Giving | St. Edward Eagles (sehs.net)
Dec 28, 2020 EUGENE J. VAN BELLEGHEM, age 68. U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Retired mail carrier U.S.P.S. Passed away December 21, 2020. Funeral Service Saturday, December 26, at 10:30 A.M. in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS, where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required and where friends may call SATURDAY 9:30 A.M. UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Dec 26, 2020 PATRICK JAMES 'JIM' JOYCE, age 84. Beloved husband of 58 years to Rita A. (nee Cregan). Loving father of John (Mary), Jeanie Norman (Eddie), Maggie Flynn (Michael), Joseph, Patrick "Whitey" (Judy), Kathleen Reilly (Jim), Dennis (Brittany Leahy), Colleen Moore (Bryan), and Eileen Mazur (Dave). Proud papa of Maleena, Marissa, Cate, Danny, Molly, Tommy, Bridget, Colin, Colleen, Patrick, Cregan and Megan. Brother of Catherine "Kay" Lardie (Richard) and preceded by the following siblings, Tom (Maryann), Richard (Ursula), Jack (Jackie), Mary Hogan (Joseph); son of the late Thomas and Mary (nee Griffin). Loving uncle, cousin and friend to many. U.S. Airforce Veteran. A loving friend of 62 years to Dr. Bob and Bill W. Special thanks to the caring staff at Enniscourt Nursing Home for 10 years of loving care. Funeral Mass at St. Mel Church 14436 Triskett Rd. at 11:00 am on Tuesday December 29, 2020 (facemasks are required and social distancing will be observed). Family will receive friends from 9-11 am at the church. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, in lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to The Rev. John J. Cregan Chapel Fund at Enniscourt 13315 Detroit Ave. www.mcgorray-hanna.com
Dec 24, 2020 Below is the death notice of Linda Carol Sikora, mother of George, Class of 1983. Please keep the Sikora family in your prayers. LINDA CAROL SIKORA, 73, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully, December 20, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born November 19, 1947 in Miami, FL to the late Will and Ordell (nee Siss) Watkins. Linda worked in quality control for American Greetings for 17 years. She enjoyed reading, gardening, going dancing and her “puppies”. Linda was a very artistic person who loved to draw, paint, craft, and even taught ceramics. Her biggest joy was spending time with her family, especially her dear grandchildren. Left to celebrate her is her beloved husband of 57 years, George Sikora, sons George(Kim), John(Lisa), Jeffrey, Joseph, & Jimmy(Kim), daughter Colleen(Jerret) Whitford, treasured grandchildren Joshua, Alex, Taylor, Alicia, Kylie, Alivia, Ashton, Ava, George IV, Kourtney, and Karley. She is preceded in death by her brothers Ron Petrus and Pete Longo, and sister Joyce Ann Siss. Following social distance practices, Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212. Private burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Valley City, OH. Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to Hopsice Services of Southwest General, 18659 Drake Road, Strongsville, OH 44136. Online condolences are encouraged and may be left at www.WaiteFuneralHome.com Please note, a list of all St. Ed's Alumni who have passed on can be found here on Eagle Connect.
Dec 24, 2020 Below is the death notice of Louise Mulgrew, wife of the late James B. Mulgrew, Class of 1955, mother of James, Class of 1979, and Michael, Class of 1983. Please keep the Mulgrew family in your prayers. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Louise Mulgrew of Cleveland, Ohio, who passed away on December 22, 2020, at the age of 81, leaving to mourn family and friends. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Louise Mulgrew. She was predeceased by: her husband James B. Mulgrew; her parents, Theodore Ricci and Vivian Ricci; and her brother Bill Ricci (Eleanor). She is survived by : her children, Catherine Larose, Patti Iasiello, James (Anna), Margaret Kennedy (John), Michael (Andrea), Daniel (Pamela), Beth Heidinger (Michael) and Donna Eckroad (Brian); her grandchildren, Jimmy Mulgrew (Veronica), Joe Mulgrew (Anica), Michael John Kennedy (Nicole), Bridget Orzechowski (Nick), Patrick Kennedy (Elizabeth), Dominic Kennedy, Maria Mulgrew, Nicholas Mulgrew, Charlie Heidinger, Brendan Heidinger and Cameron Eckroad; her great grandchildren, Jennifer, Amelia and Madison; and her brother Theodore Ricci. In lieu of flowers please make donations to a local food pantry in Louise's name or to Our Lady Mount Carmel, 6928 Detroit Ave, Cleveland Ohio. Please note, a list of all St. Ed's Alumni who have passed on can be found here on Eagle Connect.
Dec 23, 2020 Below is the death notice of Joseph Slyman, father of Freddie, Class of 1986, and Moe, Class of 1988. Please keep the Slyman family in your prayers. JOSEPH SLYMAN, age 83; beloved husband of Mae (nee Saikaley) for 54 years; loving father of Freddie (Lily) and Moe (Fran); dearest grandfather "Jido" of Nicholas, Meredith and Nadia; brother of Rafic Abdallah (Mary), Raymond Abdallah (Laura), Elvira Nahas, Eddie Abdallah (Leila), George Abdallah (Georgette), Suzy Zkiab (Nazih), Mary Georges (George) and Jeanette Kanaan (Joseph); beloved uncle and dear friend of many. Joe was the founder of the iconic Cleveland institution Slyman's Deli. He touched the hearts of family, friends, and customers. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Elias Church, 8023 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn, OH 44144. Funeral service at St. Elias Church, Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received in church, THURSDAY 10-11 A.M. masks and social distancing required.
Dec 21, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Heffernan, Class of 1985. Please keep the Heffernan family in your prayers. JOHN MARTIN HEFFERNAN, 53, of Broadview Heights, OH, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Linda Heffernan. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Saine and stepchildren Mitchell, Beck and Olivia Saine. John was the proud and attentive Godfather to Gianni and Jillian Petrillo. John, affectionately known to many simply as “Heff”, was born on October 12, 1967 in Chicago, IL. He attended St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH where he was editor of the yearbook and was awarded the prestigious Holy Cross Book Prize, an early indicator of his deep intellect and outstanding character. John received his undergraduate degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame in 1989, and worked for Price Waterhouse in Chicago for several years. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Case Western University in 1995. He practiced corporate law for 25 years, most recently with Harpst Becker LLC. John was a man of deep faith and strong character. He was proud to be of Italian and Irish descent, a Republican and a Catholic. Always a gentleman, he had a gregarious personality and truly was a man with many gifts. He possessed a quick wit, was a skilled debater, an impeccable dresser and a connoisseur of fine food and wine. He was also a talented amateur chef, and especially enjoyed preparing restaurant quality meals for family and friends on holidays and other special occasions. He loved to share stories in the company of his many cherished good friends. John was fiercely proud of all his stepchildren. Whether listening to Mitchell’s ongoing car hobby tales, Olivia singing or Beck playing the piano, being a stepfather created tremendous joy in his heart. John will be most remembered as a devoted and loyal husband and friend. Those he knew, he loved. And those who knew John, loved him. He will be dearly and profoundly missed. A Mass celebrating his life will be livestreamed from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, IN on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 9:30am EST. For those who would like to attend virtually, it will be streamed through the following link: https://campusministry.nd.edu/mass-worship/basilica-of-the-sacred-heart/funeral-live-stream/ John will be laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. A celebration of John’s life will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at his beloved Notre Dame. All his friends and colleagues will be invited to honor his life and memory. A local celebration will also be held in the summer of 2021 for his Cleveland area friends and colleagues. Memorial donations may be made in John’s name through the following (GoFundMe Memorial Donation Link). Donations will support charities closest to John's heart. Online condolences can be left at www.fortunafuneralhome.com
Dec 16, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James Leonard, Jr., father-in-law of Dennis Newman, Class of 1976, and grandfather of Marty Newman, Class of 2008. Please keep the Leonard and Newman families in your prayers. JAMES F. LEONARD, JR., age 92, devoted husband of 61 years to Kay (nee Mullaly); loving father of Bridget Newman (Dennis), Colleen Kubek (Ed), Sean Leonard (Beth), Megan Kostura (Steve), and Maureen Leonard-McCarthy (Peter McCarthy, deceased); beloved “Pop-Pop” of Katie Hein (Justin), Patrick Newman, Marty Newman (Emilee Capo), Kathleen Yates (Alex), Maggie Leonard (Ian Clark), Mary Therese Kubek, Ryan Leonard, John Kubek, Kyle Kostura, Maeve Leonard, Annie Kubek (Nate Daczko), Korey Kostura, Seamus McCarthy, Declan McCarthy, Nora McCarthy, Aidan McCarthy; great-grandfather of Xavier, Evelyn, Kolbe and Jacob Yates; brother to Michael Leonard (Patty) and the late Patricia Seal (Dick), Thomas Leonard and Daniel Leonard (Betty); brother-in-law to Mary Ann Leonard and Michael Mullaly (Rose); uncle, cousin, friend, and mentor to many. Jim was a dedicated educator and a man of unyielding faith. Passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020. Funeral Mass Friday, December 18, St. Mary’s Church (250 Kraft St., Berea) at 11:30 A.M. where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required. Mass will be live streamed on the St. Mary's Church website at stmaryberea.org. Private Interment Holy Cross Cemetery (Brook Park, OH). Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jim Leonard’s name to Saint Ignatius High School, 1911 West 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113. All generous donations received will be used for tuition assistance for students in need. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED (216) 251-6566.
Dec 16, 2020 Dear Faculty & Staff: Below is the death notice of Alice McTernan, mother of Holly McTernan (SEHS Science teacher). Please keep the McTernan family in your prayers. ALICE McTERNAN (nee Schaller), 88, beloved wife of 63 yrs to Edward Keating McTernan; daughter of the late Wolfgang Carl Schaller and Alice Francais; mother of Edward Keating Jr McTernan, Holly Francais McTernan, and Mark Baccus McTernan; grandmother of Ada Jeannette Baccus McTernan, whom she adored. Services will be held privately at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers the family would like to suggest donations to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Keeshond Lovers United or a charity of your choice. www.jardinefh.com
Dec 15, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ryan Rapacz, Class of 2004. Please keep the Rapacz family in your prayers. RYAN E. RAPACZ, age 35. Beloved son of Violet (nee Ligetvari) and Dennis Rapacz; brother of Christopher (DeeDee) and Denise Rapacz (Steve); grandson of Rose and the late Miklos Ligetvari and the late Genevieve and Louis Rapacz; uncle of Tori and Brady; nephew, cousin and friend of many. Passed away December 13, 2020. Due to the pandemic, all services are private for the family. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND (216) 251-6566.
Dec 14, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Marty Andrejko, Class of 1960, brother of Basil, Class of 1953, and cousin of Ron Kulikowski, Class of 1966. Please keep the Andrejko, and Kulikowski families in your prayers. MARTIN J. ANDREJKO, age 78, entered into rest Monday Dec. 7,2020 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was a US Navy veteran and worked at Madar's Bowling lanes & Mahall's lanes in Lakewood for several years. He is survived by his sister Mary Andrejko, nephew Phil Sauers, nieces Peggy & Shelly, several cousins including Carolyn McKain, Cindy McKain and Ron(Marilyn) Kulikowski. He was preceded in death by his parents Victor & Mary (nee-Tochek) Andrejko, sister Christine Sauers, and brothers Basil, Victor & Bernard. Graveside services will be held Saturday December 12, 2020 at 1:30pm at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14609 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland (masks and social distancing required). MISENCIK FUNERAL HOME, Avon is in charge of arrangements. Memorial service will be held in spring at Transfiguration Church in Lakewood and will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration Parish Building Fund, 12608 Madison Ave., Lakewood, Oh. 44107.
Dec 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Weisenseel, father of Bob, Class of 1980, Ron, Class of 1982, Rick, Class of 1983, Ryan, Class of 1985, and Randy, Class of 1988; grandfather of Brad Weisenseel, Class of 2009, Ryan "Joe" Weisenseel, Class of 2016, Alec Weisenseel, Class of 2018, and Derek Weisenseel, Class of 2021. Please keep the Weisenseel family in your prayers. ROBERT L. WEISENSEEL, age 84, cherished and beloved husband of 59 years to Rosalie (nee Russo); devoted and beloved father of Robert, Ronald, Richard, Ryan, Randy and Rosalie; loving father-in-law of Donna, Mary Beth, Amy, Heather and Thomas Norton; cherished grandpa and great-grandpa “Gramps” “Pops” and “Gigi” of Christine, Brad, Elena, Bethany, Joe, Alec, Derek, Lauren, Meredith and Mia and Josephine; brother of the late Rita Galfidi (Joe), Bernadette Ivancic (Richard) and Mary Lou Hayward (Vern); dear uncle, cousin and friend of many. U.S. Army veteran. Bob was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus West Park Council 2090. Passed away December 9, 2020. Private Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 16, St. Patrick Church (West Park) at 10 A.M. which will be livestreamed on the Chambers Funeral Homes Facebook page. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in the name of Meredith Weisenseel are suggested to Juvenile Diabetes of Ohio at https://www.jdrf.org/michigannoh/ The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Chambers Funeral Homes Facebook page (link to our Facebook page below): https://www.facebook.com/Chambers-Funeral-Homes-1560347080741913 SERVICES PRIVATE FOR THE FAMILY Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:00 AM St. Patrick Church (West Park) 4427 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Dec 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Jane Federer, mother of Gary, Class of 1985, and Kevin, Class of 1987. Please keep the Federer family in your prayers. MARY JANE FEDERER (nee Grow), 90. Beloved wife of the late Charles Federer, Sr; loving mother of Donna, Charles, Jr. (deceased) (Diane), Ken (Donna), Gary (Rebecca) and Kevin (Kathleen); adored grandmother of Stephanie, Christopher, Bryan (Savanna), Jacob, Elaine and Alex and great-grandmother of Lucas; loving daughter of the late Peter and Mary (nee Felicjan) Grow. Mary Jane was a proud graduate of Jane Adams High School and a member of the Cleveland Red Hats. Private Family Services were held.
Dec 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Charles Federer, Jr., brother of Gary, Class of 1985, and Kevin, Class of 1987. Please keep the Federer family in your prayers. CHARLES C FEDERER JR, age 66, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020. Beloved husband of Diane (nee Medas); loving father of Stephanie, Christopher, Bryan (Savanna) and dog Zoey; grandfather of the late Adrian and one on the way; dear son of Mary Jane and the late Charles C. Sr; brother of Donna, Ken (Donna), Gary (Becky) and Kevin (Kathleen); Charles loved woodworking, shooting, poker, archery, fishing and any outdoor activity. He was a fabricator for SuperTrapp Industries. Cremation with no services.
Dec 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dave Mercer, Class of 1954. Please keep the Mercer family in your prayers. DAVID A. MERCER, 85 of Avon Lake, OH passed away after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 4, 2020. He was born November 10, 1935 to parents William and Violet (nee McCarty) Mercer in Cleveland, OH. Dave graduated from John Carroll University with his bachelor's in science. He was a U.S. Army veteran that served for 8 years in the reserves. He was employed with the US Federal Government for 40 years, retiring from the US Department of Justice. Dave was a loving and dedicated husband and father. He found value in education and the arts. He attended many concerts with his wife and children over the years. He enjoyed traveling and enjoyed the culture and food of Europe. He was active at the Community of St. Malachi and was an avid gardener and reader. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Nancy (nee Noelker); loving children Jeffrey Mercer (Mihaela Gherman), Mary Beth Mercer (Jeffery Keith); dear siblings Carol Judge (James, deceased), Kathy Walsh (Patrick); sister in-law Linda Noelker Jason (Raymond Jason); ten nieces and nephews including Christopher Jason (Mihaela); and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Urban Community School 4909 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102. Friends and family may call for a visitation with social distancing and facial coverings on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012. Mass will be held with social distancing and facial coverings Monday, December 14, 2020 at Holy Spirit 410 Lear Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012 at 10am. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park. www.buschcares.com 440.933.3202
Dec 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Martin Carr, Class of 1962, brother-in-law of Joe Budzar, Class of 1961, and Tom Novak, Class of 1965, uncle of Tom Novak, Class of 1992, and Nick Novak, Class of 2005. Please keep the Carr, Budzar, and Novak families in your prayers. MARTIN J. CARR, a long-time resident of Houston, Texas, passed away on November 23, 2020. Loving son of the late Ruth Carr. Brother of Ruth Budzar (Joseph), Mary Ann Novak (Thomas) and Kathy Poporad (Emil). Uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend of many. Retired from NASA Mission Control Houston, Texas and Veteran of the USAF. On November 28, 2020 Martin’s wife Murl passed away at a nursing home in Houston.
Dec 7, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tim Glynn, Class of 1968, brother of Ed, Class of 1958, Jack, Class of 1961, Jim, Class of 1965, and Kevin, Class of 1975. Please keep the Glynn family in your prayers. TIMOTHY M. GLYNN long time Bay Village resident. Loving son of the late Edward and Frances Nantell Glynn. Brother of Ellen Domin (Dave), Edward (Gayle Sutch), Jack (Carol) Jim (Jan) and Kevin. Uncle, great uncle, cousin & friend of many. Private family service. Retired from General Foods, NY, Realtor with Howard Hanna Rocky River. Graduate of St. Edward High School and Cleveland State. Father owner of his beloved dogs, Fang, Bleau 1 & 2 & Deuter 1 & 2. Loyal Fragapane customer. Memorials to the APL, 1729 Willey Ave, Cleveland 44113.
Dec 7, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Phil Dorenkott, Jr., Class of 1953, father of Phil, Class of 1978, and Craig, Class of 1987, brother of Mark, Class of 1956, and uncle of Mark Dorenkott, Jr., Class of 1981. Please keep the Dorenkott family in your prayers. PHILIP J. DORENKOTT, JR., age 85, long time resident of Rocky River died on Saturday, December 5th 2020. Beloved husband of 61 years of Leona (deceased). Loving father of Philip E. Dorenkott (DeeDee), Julie Bidar (Mohammed), Christine Reymann (Christopher), Craig Dorenkott (Connie) and Ellen Lentz (Martin). Dedicated grandfather of Brandon and Lindsey Dorenkott, Sara and Noah Bidar, Nathan and Leah Reymann, Jacob and Luke Dorenkott, and Austin, Aileen, and Aidan Lentz. Son of the late Philip J. and Bertha Dorenkott. Brother of Mark Dorenkott (Judy) and Karen Roggenburk (Garry). Brother-in-law of Alfred Brandenburg, Jr. (deceased) (Esther), Ted Brandenburg (Mary Ann) (both deceased) and Pauline Szarka (Vaughn). A 1953 graduate of Saint Edward High School and attended The University of Dayton. Served in the 11th Airborne of the US Army. A long-time partner of The Richey-Barrett Insurance Agency. Enjoyed spending time with family, speed skating, golfing, tennis, and boating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services are private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Saint Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Dec 4, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joseph M. Accordino, father of Paul, Class of 1985. Please keep the Accordino family in your prayers. JOSEPH M. ACCORDINO, 84, of Lakewood, OH, passed away peacefully at home on November 29, 2020. Surviving are his sons Joel (Paula), Paul, and Armand (Pasquale Arioli), and grandson Daniel Accordino; sister Sara Douglass (Fred) of Sinking Springs, PA. Loving uncle of Angie (Accordino) Rutt, Jennifer (Petersen) Tucker, Diana (Douglass) Rappleye, Julie (Petersen) Hougland, and Robert Douglass and many other loving family and friends. Joseph was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helene, of 49 years; brothers Charles (Francis) and Anthony “Nino” (Suzy Buehler); and, parents Charles and Angeline of Clearfield, PA. Joseph began his teaching career in 1958 and held an M.S. in Education from Penn State. He taught math and was a wrestling coach at South High School in Cleveland and was a guidance counselor at Cleveland School of the Arts to many admiring students. Joseph loved to travel with his wife, was an avid Cleveland Indians/Browns fan, and cherished spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in his honor to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 6 at the Sunset Chapel located at 6245 Columbia Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070 from 2 pm-4 pm and 6 pm-8 pm. A funeral mass will be held Monday, December 7 at 10 am at The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist located at 1007 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114.
Dec 3, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Delores Hyson, mother-in-law of Tony Mazzella, Class of 1973 (St. Ed's Board Member). Please keep the Hyson and Mazzella families in your prayers. DELORES “DEE” HYSON (nee Shay), age 90, Passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 at her home. Beloved wife of Martin W. (deceased) for 63 years; cherished mother of Gale Ann Mazzella (Tony), and Patrick Shay Hyson (Ann Marie); loving grandmother of Michael Gansey (Amy) and Steven Gansey; cherished grandma of the Mazzella boys, Richard, Andrew, Matthew (Heidi) and Adam (Lisa); and Christina and Mikey Tischler; great grandma of nine; dear sister of Joe Shay (Ann), Harry "Rogie" Shay (Gretchen) and Joyce Shay; aunt and great aunt of 50. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4170 N. Amber Dr., Brooklyn, OH 44144 at 10 A.M. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, family prefers contributions to St. Thomas More Church. Arrangements by the Mallchok Funeral Home (440) 884-9100 www.MallchokFH.com
Dec 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert A. Frindt, Sr., brother of Art, Class of 1963, and the late Bill, Class of 1956, grandfather of Mike Frindt, Class of 2012, and Matt Frindt, Class of 2022. Please keep the Frindt family in your prayers. ROBERT A. FRINDT, SR., age 85, beloved husband of 64 years to Rose M. (nee Timko); loving father of Robert A., Jr. (Denise), Denise Hutton (Jeff), Richard (Mary) and Michael (Kari); proud Grandpa of 17; great-Grandpa of 2; son of the late Jewel (nee Haders) and Arthur Frindt; dear brother of Shirley Chambers (Wm. F., deceased), Arthur A. "Art" Frindt (Pat, deceased) (Sandy) and the late William Frindt; beloved uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend of many. Bob was a retired business agent and president of Teamsters Local 336. Passed away at home surrounded by his family November 29, 2020. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for his Funeral Mass Saturday, December 5, St. Brendan Church at 10 A.M. (facemasks required) and where friends may call SATURDAY ONE HOUR PRIOR TO MASS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Fr. Cornelius Murray Scholarship Fund, 4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Visitation Saturday, December 05, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM St. Brendan Church 4242 Brendan Lane North Olmsted, OH 44070 Funeral Mass Saturday, December 05, 2020 10:00 AM St. Brendan Church 4242 Brendan Lane North Olmsted, OH 44070
Dec 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Richard Pennycook, Class of 1958, brother of Roger Pennycook, Class of 1960. Please keep the Pennycook family in your prayers. RICHARD G. PENNYCOOK, May 3, 1940 - November 30, 2020, died peacefully in a nursing facility in Franklin Tennessee. Due to a deliberating stroke, his last 5 years were quite difficult. His wife Caroline preceded him in death in 2018. He survived by his three children. Elizabeth McKay of Franklin, TN, Douglas Pennycook of New Market, AL, and Edward Pennycook of Baker, FL. There are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Richard was a licensed aircraft mechanic with American Airlines for 30 years. After his retirement, he worked with Brooks & Dunn in their logistics operation for 11 years.
Dec 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Cora "Madeline" Casto, grandmother of Caden Casto, Class of 2021. Please keep the Casto family in your prayers. CORA “MADELINE” CASTO (nee Davis), age 82 of Brook Park, passed away November 27, 2020. Beloved wife of 65 years to Bernard; loving mother of Jeffrey (Sherri), Jason (Patricia), Matthew (Laura) and Malissa (Steve) Cole; cherished grandmother of Zachery (Sarah), Brent (Erica), Brooke (David) Lansu, Paige, Anne, Caden and Nash; great-grandmother of Hannah and Maxwell; dear sister of Pauline, the late Bernadine, the late Maxine and the late Carroll. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 12 NOON-2 P.M. in the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, where the Funeral Service will begin at 2 P.M. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. www.sunsetfuneralandcemetery.com
Nov 30, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Matt Hutton, Class of 2001, on July 14, 2019, nephew of Mike Ward, Class of 1978, and Jerry Ward, Class of 1981. Please keep the Hutton and Ward families in your prayers. MATTHEW THOMAS HUTTON, age 36; loving son of Deborah (nee Ward) and Thomas; love of his life, fiancee Nicole Weigand; dear grandson of the following deceased, Nancy and James Ward and Colette and Stanley Hutton; nephew, cousin and friend of many. Matt passed away unexpectedly July 14, 2019. During his short time here with us we had comfort in knowing he enjoyed his career in journalism, something he wanted to do since high school. He was a 2005 graduate of Ohio University. He was currently the editor at the Ashtabula Star Beacon newspaper. He will be missed and will always be in our hearts. Funeral Services Saturday, July 20th in the McGORRAY- HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.), Saturday July 20th at 11:00 am. Interment private. Friends may call at the FUNERAL HOME, FRIDAY from 3 - 7 pm and SATURDAY MORNING from 10 am till time of services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Matt to the United Way of Ashtabula County, 2801 C Court, Ashtabula, OH 44004.
Nov 30, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Loretta Paskert, mother of Carl Paskert, Class of 1976, Kurt Paskert, Class of 1982, mother-in-law of Dan Flannery, Class of 1980, grandmother of Joe Flannery, Class of 2011, Patrick Flannery, Class of 2013, Jack Van Why, Class of 2011, and Will Van Why, Class of 2013 (St. Ed's faculty). Please keep the Paskert, Flannery, and Van Why families in your prayers. LORETTA PASKERT (nee Metzger), Loretta C. Paskert, age 91, died Friday, November 20, 2020. She was born in 1929 in Shelby, Ohio the daughter of the late Clement and Mae (Sutter) Metzger. Loretta is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James Owen and is survived by her children, Carl (Cindy) Paskert of Parma, Kyle Van Why of Lakewood, Caroline (Dan) Flannery of Lakewood, Kurt (Michele Hatfield) Paskert of Broadview Heights; proud grandmother of 14; 1 great grandchild on the way; two brothers, Joe (Lynne) Metzger of Marion and Jim (Janice) Metzger of Chardon; one sister Lucy (Mark) Rietschlin of Shelby and sisters in law Alice Metzger and Pat Metzger. She was preceded in death by eight siblings, Hubert Metzger, Carl Metzger, Leo Metzger, Fr. Clement Metzger, Nellie Young, Rosemary Keller, Sr. Celine (Agnes) Metzger and an infant brother, Carl Joseph Metzger. The family wishes to thank and commend everyone at Mount Alverna Village, Ancora Memory Care and Holy Family Hospice for their care, compassion and love given to Loretta while residing there, affording her safety, comfort and dignity. They are truly doing God's work. Family and friends are welcome on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 10:00 am for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas More, 4170 N. Amber Dr., Brooklyn, Ohio 44144. Private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
Nov 18, 2020 Dear Faculty & Staff: Below is the death notice of Walter Koenig, grandfather of Mike Yako, Theology teacher at St. Ed's. Please keep the Koenig and Yako families in your prayers. WALTER E. KOENIG, age 92. Beloved husband of the late Dolores D. (nee Davala). Loving father of Sharon Yako (Mike, deceased) and Wally Koenig (Mary Jo). Loving grandfather of Michael (Kristina) Yako, Matthew (Mackenzie) Yako, Kelly (Shawn) Calvey and Amanda (Eric) Geyer. Loving great grandfather of Max, Sophia, William, Tristan, Juliana, Landon and Madeline. Dear son of the late Ernest and Marie Koenig. Dear brother of the late Daniel and Glen. Dear friend of many. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL, FRI. NOV. 20, 12 NOON, ST. CHARLES CHURCH, WITH VISITATION AT CHURCH ONE HOUR PRIOR TO MASS, FROM 11:00 AM UNTIL 12 NOON. INTERMENT, HOLY CROSS CEMETERY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com
Nov 18, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gregg Findlay, Class of 1968, and brother-in-law of Mike Foley, Class of 1972. Please keep the Findlay and Foley families in your prayers. GREGORY G. FINDLAY (Gregg), 70, of Dayton, Ohio. Loving, devoted husband of 47 years to his high school sweetheart Virginia "Ginni" (nee Foley) and enthusiastic and dedicated father to daughters Kristina (Raj) Goel and Lara (Jason) Rawe. One of Gregg's favorite roles in life was that of "Pop" to grandson Devan Goel and granddaughter Hayden Rawe, both of whom cherished him dearly. Gregg died of complications associated with pancreatic cancer, a diagnosis and disease he courageously confronted with his signature mix of humor, honesty and dignity. Gregg is preceded in death by his beloved parents George and Lois Findlay, his in-laws George and Virginia Foley and his nephew Christopher Foley. Gregg is survived by sister Rebecca (John) Stafford, brothers-in-law Eugene Foley (Inga Duktig) and Michael (Dianna) Foley and sisters-in-law Marilyn (Scott) Stephen and Laura Foley (Dan Collins) as well as nine nieces and nephews and four grandnephews. Gregg never met a stranger. His friends all thought they were his dearest, his acquaintances thought they were his friends – and they were all correct. Being with Gregg was fun and joyful. He gave his full attention to a conversation. He told an epic story … and had many stories to tell, having grown up as the son of a U.S. Navy Commander, Gregg and his sister Becky travelled and lived around the world with their parents, from Las Vegas, to Sasebo, Japan, and from Watford, England to Cleveland. He retired after 35 years of service to Montgomery County. A career public servant, he prided himself on building relationships, solving problems, and making life easier for colleagues and the public. Near the end of his career, Gregg was awarded a prestigious public service award from the Dayton Trial Lawyers Association. In retirement, his favorite way to spend the day was with his wife Ginni, making his "beautiful bride" laugh. Their love story was his dearest legacy. Gregg and Ginni were 40-year residents of Oakwood. A proud two-time University of Dayton graduate, Gregg loved cheering for the Flyers. He loved the game of golf, the lessons the game could teach him and the friends he made on the course, especially in the Doc Wright Golf League. He loved a good road trip – some of them ambitious -- and was passionate about history and music. He was also a man of faith, feeling connected through Catholicism to the presence of a guiding and holy spirit in his life. Gregg described his life as a series of miracles and was flooded with gratitude for what he described as "the whole movie" when facing the end of his life. It was Gregg who set the tone in the final months for what his family called an extended celebration of him and their life together. Gregg requested the family delay a memorial service until his friends and family can come together safely, therefore a gathering in his honor will occur in 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to one of the causes closest to Gregg's heart: Water.org or Feeding America.
Nov 18, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John "J.D." Donelon, father of Conor, Class of 2003 (current assistant basketball coach at St. Ed's), and Owen, Class of 2004. Please keep the Donelon family in your prayers. JOHN P. “J.D.” DONELON, age 62, beloved husband of 36 years to Kathleen (nee Shannon); loving father of Conor and Owen; proud Poppy of Shane and Cole; son of the late Alice (nee Dougherty) and R. Emmett Donelon, Sr.; brother of Robert Emmett, Jr. (deceased), Eileen Franko (Andy), Dennis, Brian (Kim), Timothy (Patti), Maureen Chambers (Michael), Terry (Susan) and the late Kathleen and Mary Brigid; brother-in-law of Jack Shannon (Rosemary, deceased), Tim Shannon (Susan) and Jim Shannon (Susan); beloved uncle, cousin and dear friend of many. J.D. was a retired Cleveland firefighter and president of American Abatement, Inc. He was a 1976 graduate of St. Ignatius High School. J.D.'s family would like to thank and recognize all of his dear friends throughout the years that he met at The Public House. Passed away November 13, 2020 with his family by his side. Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 18, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) at 11:30 A.M. (facemasks required). Interment St. Joseph Cemetery (Avon). Unfortunately, there will be no visitation due to the current pandemic. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 or Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, 6085 Parkland Blvd., Suite 175, Mayfield Hts., OH 44124. J.D.'s Funeral Mass on Wednesday will be livestreamed on the Chambers Funeral Homes Facebook page. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND (216) 251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Nov 13, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tary Slabaugh, Class of 1981, brother of Cary, Class of 1983. Please keep the Slabaugh family in your prayers. TARY JOSEPH SLABAUGH, age 57. Entered into rest on November 7, 2020 after a battle with cancer. Beloved husband of April (nee Tracy); loving father of Ryan Hunter; devoted son of Barb (nee Cole) and Jerry Slabaugh; dearest brother of Cary (Yelena) and Rebecca Armstrong (Lee); son-in-law of Norma Tracy; brother-in-law of Jean Aldrich, Kathy Miller (Tom) and Pat Musiel (Russell); favorite uncle of Vanessa, Isabel, Grace, Gwen, Sophia and many more nieces and nephews; popular friend of many. The family expresses gratitude and appreciation for the loving care from the staff at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake, OH. Funeral Mass Monday, Nov. 16, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd.) at 11:30 AM. (facemasks required) PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Private family burial immediately following Mass at Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS SUNDAY 1-4 PM. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Chambers Funeral Homes Facebook page. PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THE CDC'S GUIDELINES FOR LARGE GATHERINGS AND MONITORING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE FACILITY AT ONE TIME. PLEASE PLAN YOUR VISIT ACCORDINGLY AS YOU MAY BE ASKED TO WAIT BEFORE ENTERING THE FACILITY. FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN.
Nov 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Brian Moran, son of Dan Moran, Class of 1979, nephew of Bob Moran, Class of 1971, Charlie Moran, Class of 1973, and John Moran, Class of 1976. Please keep the Moran family in your prayers. BRIAN MORAN, age 30, passed away October 31, 2020 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Brian is the son of Dan Moran (McMinnville, OR) and Michelle Moran (Waukesha, WI); sister of Bridget Moran (Waukesha); stepson of Nan Moran (McMinnville); nephew of Bob Moran, Charlie Moran (both in Cleveland area),and John Moran (Saratoga Springs, NY) and several other aunts and uncles; cousin and friend of many. A celebration of his life will be held in Wisconsin when COVID-19 conditions abate. Contact Dan Moran (dan@homepagemail.com) to reconnect or if you are interested in making a donation to a cause that Brian was passionate about. Please keep the extended family and friends of Brian in your thoughts and prayers.
Nov 10, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Maria Perez-Stable, mother of Diego, Class of 1970, and grandmother of Matthew Perez-Stable, Class of 1998. Please keep the Perez-Stable family in your prayers. MARIA PEREZ-STABLE (nee Dominguez), age 92, born Feb 5, 1928, passed away Oct 26, 2020. Maria Luisa Perez-Stable (nee: Dominguez), after 60 years of marriage and 8 years apart, was reunited with her beloved husband, Diego J. Perez-Stable (b. 11/12/1926 d. 04/30/2012) on October 26, 2020. Born in Cuba on February 5, 1928, Maria lived in Havana. She and Diego were married on June 15, 1951, and gave birth to three children-Diego, Maria and Marta. Nearly two years after the instillation of Castro's government, she and her family escaped to the United States in 1960. After briefly residing in Lakewood, Ohio, they moved to Rocky River, where she lived the rest of her life and gave birth to one more child, Alfredo. A pillar of the community and committed parishioner at St. Christopher's for fifty years, she tirelessly volunteered helping those less fortunate than herself, and she spent a half-century showering all who knew her with boundless love and generosity. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her four children-Diego (Debbie) Perez-Stable, Maria Perez-Stable, Marta (Frank) Perez-Stable Shoemaker, and Fred (Susie) Perez-Stable; thirteen grandchildren-Jennifer, Matthew, Sarah, Rachael, Hannah, Nora, Clare, Caitlin, Max, Tori, Emily, Van, and JP; and two great-grandchildren-Cooper and Cameron. A funeral service will be held at St. Christopher's Catholic Church (20141 Detroit Rd. Rocky River, OH 44116) on Thursday, November 12th at 12:30 PM, followed by a private interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in her name to Providence House (2050 W. 32nd St. Cleveland, OH 44113 216.651.5982 https://www.provhouse.org/).
Nov 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just informed today of the passing of Frank Lynch, Class of 1972. Please keep the Lynch family in your prayers. FRANCIS C. “FRANK” LYNCH, 66, of North Olmsted, passed away October 22, 2020. Husband of the late Launa R. Flatico-Lynch; father of Jennifer and Thomas Lynch; grandfather of Sarah Allen and great-grandfather of Kaylee; brother of Karen Pasion, Diane Maldonado and the late Susan. Survived also by many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank C. and Mary B. Lynch. Visitation is 12 noon-2 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Sunset Chapel, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, where a Memorial Service will take place at 2 p.m. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted. www.dostalbokas.com
Nov 5, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mrs. Joan Rawlings, mother of Phil Rawlings Class of 1968, the late Tim Rawlings, Class of 1969 (previous teacher and football coach at St. Ed's from 1973-1977), Pete Rawlings, Class of 1975, Matt Rawlings, Class of 1976, and Fran Rawlings, Class of 1979, grandmother of Dave Rawlings, Class of 2000, Chad Rawlings, Class of 2002, Dan Rawlings, Class of 2003, Doug Rawlings, Class of 2005, Paul Rawlings, Class of 2005, Steve Rawlings, Class of 2006, Nathan Rawlings, Class of 2007, Scott Rawlings, Class of 2008, Mark Rawlings, Class of 2011, Adam Rawlings, Class of 2014 and our Renee Zorger (Director of the St. Andre's Scholars Program at St. Ed's). Also, great aunt to Bob Kuhn, Class of 2004. Please keep the Rawlings, Zorger, and Kuhn families in your prayers. JOAN M. RAWLINGS (nee Wasmer) age 91. Beloved wife of the late William A.; mother of Jeff (Alice), Phil (Linda), Peter (Kim), Matt (Jeannie), Francis, Claire Snider (Ken) and the late Tim and Paul; grandmother of 27; great-grandmother of 32; great great-grandmother of 1; sister of Patricia Dorenkott (the late James), Jack Wasmer (deceased)(Mary), George Wasmer (Mary Lu) and Mary Lou Durkin (the late George); aunt and friend of many. Passed away Nov. 3, 2020. Funeral Mass Saturday, Nov. 7, St. Brendan Church (4242 Brendan Ln.) at 12 NOON. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. (Facemasks required). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS FRIDAY 4-7 PM. Where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th St. Cleveland, OH 44113.
Nov 4, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas A. Lorbach, father of Josh, Class of 2007, and Jacob, Class of 2011, a current assistant basketball coach at St. Ed's. Please keep the Lorbach family in your prayers. THOMAS A. LORBACH, 57, of Elyria passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, November 1, 2020, while surrounded by family, following a long and courageous battle against cancer, Thom was born January 11th, 1963,in Elyria to the late Jerry and Jacqueline (nee Sharp) Lorbach. After graduating from Elyria High School, he struck out into the world by enlisting in the United States Army, proudly serving our country while stationed at Fort Bliss, Fort Bragg, and abroad in Würzburg, Germany, during the Cold War. His true calling, however, was a career as a firefighter with the Lorain Fire Department. He cherished the brotherhood of the profession and made many lifelong friends before retiring as a Lieutenant following nearly 30 years of service. He was a caring person, traveling and spending six weeks along the Gulf Coast with groups of other firefighters helping Hurricane Katrina victims in Louisiana and Alabama immediately following the hurricane’s devastating destruction. His generosity and reliability made him an excellent role model to his sons and countless other youth. He had a knack for dispensing sage wisdom, a quality that will be missed dearly by many. Outside of professional life, he pursued diverse opportunities for community involvement and leadership. He coached Little League baseball for over 10 years, along with several years coaching GESA soccer. He was actively involved with scouting and served as a Tiger and Cub Scouts leader, including a stint as Popcorn Kernel, with St. Jude Church Troop 133. He was a United Polish Club member for 30 years. Thom’s personal interests were diverse and included gardening, beer brewing and winemaking, hunting, cooking, and barbecuing. He was also an avid reader and visited multiple Presidential libraries, his favorite being the Ronald Reagan Library. He enjoyed all sporting events at St. Jude’s and St. Edward High School, where his two sons, Joshua and Jacob, attended and graduated. He became a diehard Ohio State basketball fan while attending home and away Buckeye’s basketball games to cheer on his son Jacob, a former member of the Ohio State men’s team (2012-2016). He was well traveled and visited Los Angeles; Boston for July 4th festivities; the Kentucky Bourbon Trail; Graceland; the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville; New Orleans; New York City; Sedona, AZ; and the Hoover Dam. One of his favorite cities was San Francisco and he went there many times; he was proud to walk the Golden State Bridge and much of the city. One of his favorite trips was taking Dan Nixon out west to celebrate his 75th birthday, visiting Mt. Rushmore, Devils Tower National Monument, Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile Sites, Deadwood, and the Crazy Horse Memorial. He took an annual trip to Las Vegas with his friends and could usually be found somewhere on Fremont Street playing Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘em, or Craps. He also enjoyed global travels including Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Germany, Geneva, Florence, Rome, and Milan. One of his favorite trips was to London, England, where he spent time with the London Fire Brigade at their stations and on a fireboat on the River Thames. Thom found his paradise in Hawaii, where he enjoyed sunsets in Maui, Kauai, and Oahu. He visited Pearl Harbor three times, eager to learn more about the memorial each time. He trekked to witness countless morning sunrises on Mt. Haleakala. He enjoyed routine family vacations in the Outer Banks, as well as Hilton Head Island, Marco’s Island, Dominican Republic, Cancun, Riviera May, and Caribbean island cruises. He especially liked trips that included extended family members staying together in big houses, mostly because he loved cooking and grilling outside for everyone. His love of cooking for others eventually led to hosting an annual clambake he dubbed ‘Tommystock’ each October. Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Jennifer (nee Yarish) Lorbach; sons, Jacob and Joshua (Sarah); brothers, Michael (Rebecca) and David (Tammy); niece, Jessica (Robert) Gill, and nephew, Geoff (Kelly); parents-in-law, Dan and Jeanne (nee Pileski) Nixon; sisters-in-law, Missy (John) Brown, Jessica Basinski, Rebecca Bowen, and Kearsten (Bradley) Stevanus; and many more nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday November 6, 2020 in the Weigand Room at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian burial in the Sanctuary of the church. The Rev. Fr. Charles Diedrick will be the Celebrant. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations in Thomas’ memory be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve (17876 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, Ohio) or Columbus Humane (3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct, Hilliard, OH). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria. Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com The family respectfully requests that those attending services in person wear a mask, and masks will be provided.
Nov 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Greg Stephen, Class of 1965, brother of Gary, Class of 1968. Please keep the Stephen family in your prayers. GREGORY "GREG" EDWARD STEPHEN, 72, of Grand Junction, Colorado, after a two-year valiant battle with pancreatic cancer, passed away on October 21, peacefully in his home surrounded by family. Greg was a great husband and father, an awesome grandfather, and a mentor to many. If you were to ask anyone that knew him what they remembered the most about Greg, most would say that it was his sense of humor, as he did his best to make light of many a situation. He loved his Browns, Indians, Broncos, and Rockies, but most of all he loved his family, taking every opportunity to spend time with his kids and grandkids. Greg was born on October 28, 1947, to Robert and Irene Stephen in Cleveland, OH. After graduating from St. Edward High School he went on to attend Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, OH majoring in Accounting. Upon earning his degree, Greg joined the United States Air Force as a Cartographer during the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1973, achieving the rank of Sergeant. In 1972, he met the love of his life, Kathryn Ruth Seibert. They traveled the country with the Air Force and eventually settled down in central Missouri. Greg served as an Accountant for several companies but felt a greater calling to head west, and in 1989 moved his family to Grand Junction where he spent the next 31 years. Greg was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; brothers, Gary (Gerry), Carl (Juliann), and Timothy (Cynthia); children, Bryan (Cheri), Scott (Andrea), and Brett (Ashley) of Grand Junction; Lindsay of Brooklyn, NY, and grandchildren, David (Callista), Alexander, Preston, Julia, Kate, and Sydney. A memorial mass will be held for Greg in Grand Junction at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on November 5 at 10:00 a.m., followed by his interment at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado following full military honors at 1:00 p.m. A memorial service for Greg will be held in Cleveland at a future date when we are able to gather with family and friends.
Nov 2, 2020 UPDATE Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Harrison, father of Jim, Class of 2004, and Jonathan, Class of 2011. Please keep the Harrison family in your prayers. JOHN W. HARRISON, 61, of Shelby, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Tuesday October 27th, 2020. He was born February 16, 1959 in Brunswick Ohio to William and Catherine "Miller" Harrison. John attended Brunswick High School and "Tri-C" Cuyahoga Community College. He worked alongside his father in his father's Tool and Die business; taking over the business after his father's passing. Later, earning his degree in HVAC and Refrigeration. Devoted husband, he married his best friend Brigette on October 25th, 2011. They enjoyed going to their lake cottage together where John could relax and cast a fishing line. He often enjoyed family vacations to the Outer Banks, Walt Disney World, and Disney Resort locations. When his children were growing up he loved to be involved with all of their sporting events, Coach John. He had a true talent for bowling and his favorite hobby was carpentry. Nothing brought more joy to John than being with his friends and family, but above all he loved being a grandpa. To anyone who had the pleasure of knowing John, he was the kindest most giving man, he would help anyone out without a second thought. John is survived by his wife Brigette Harrison of Shelby Ohio, mother Catherine Harrison and brother Bill Harrison of Brunswick, Ohio. Three children and two grandchildren; Jennifer (Shannon) Mann and their son Blaise of Parma Ohio, James (Allison) Harrison of Virginia Beach, VA, Jonathon (Morgan) Harrison and their son Theodore of Anchorage, AK. Two stepchildren Matthew Cornell of Shelby, OH and Hannah Stratton of Holly Ridge, NC. As well as other family members who loved him. John was preceded in death by his father William Harrison and his sister Judy Harrison. The family is following John's wishes on having a private immediate family service at Lake Erie. Cremation services are being performed with the Barkdull Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelby.
Nov 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Harrison, father of Jim, Class of 2004. Please keep the Harrison family in your prayers. JOHN W. HARRISON, 61, of Shelby, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Tuesday October 27th, 2020. He was born February 16, 1959 in Brunswick Ohio to William and Catherine "Miller" Harrison. John attended Brunswick High School and "Tri-C" Cuyahoga Community College. He worked alongside his father in his father's Tool and Die business; taking over the business after his father's passing. Later, earning his degree in HVAC and Refrigeration. Devoted husband, he married his best friend Brigette on October 25th, 2011. They enjoyed going to their lake cottage together where John could relax and cast a fishing line. He often enjoyed family vacations to the Outer Banks, Walt Disney World, and Disney Resort locations. When his children were growing up he loved to be involved with all of their sporting events, Coach John. He had a true talent for bowling and his favorite hobby was carpentry. Nothing brought more joy to John than being with his friends and family, but above all he loved being a grandpa. To anyone who had the pleasure of knowing John, he was the kindest most giving man, he would help anyone out without a second thought. John is survived by his wife Brigette Harrison of Shelby Ohio, mother Catherine Harrison and brother Bill Harrison of Brunswick, Ohio. Three children and two grandchildren; Jennifer (Shannon) Mann and their son Blaise of Parma Ohio, James (Allison) Harrison of Virginia Beach, VA, Jonathon (Morgan) Harrison and their son Theodore of Anchorage, AK. Two stepchildren Matthew Cornell of Shelby, OH and Hannah Stratton of Holly Ridge, NC. As well as other family members who loved him. John was preceded in death by his father William Harrison and his sister Judy Harrison. The family is following John's wishes on having a private immediate family service at Lake Erie. Cremation services are being performed with the Barkdull Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelby.
Nov 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Jo Spisak: MARY JO SPISAK passed away peacefully on September 30th, 2020. Mother of Daniel (Karen) "72", James (Jan) "75", Terry (Lynn) "79" and Tim (Jamie) "82", sister-in-law to Walter Spisak "58". Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Angels Church, 3644 Rocky River Drive on Friday, November 6th at 10:00 a.m. Interment is private for immediate family due to Covid concerns. Mary Jo truly enjoyed the beauty and elegance of flowers, and the sentiment is greatly appreciated.
Oct 27, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Leona Dorenkott, wife of Phil, Jr., Class of 1953, mother of Phil, Class of 1978, Craig, Class of 1987, sister-in-law of Mark Dorenkott, Sr., Class of 1956, and aunt of Mark Dorenkott, Jr., Class of 1981. Please keep the Dorenkott family in your prayers. LEONA M. DORENKOTT (nee Brandenburg) age 84, long time resident of Rocky River, died October 15th after a courageous battle against Alzheimer's disease. Beloved wife of 61 years of Philip J. Dorenkott, Jr. Loving mother of Philip E. (DeeDee), Julie Bidar (Mohammed), Christine Reymann (Christopher), Craig (Connie) and Ellen Lentz (Martin). Dedicated grandmother of Brandon and Lindsey Dorenkott, Sara and Noah Bidar, Nathan and Leah Reymann, Jacob and Luke Dorenkott, and Austin, Aileen and Aidan Lentz. Daughter of the late Alfred and Julia Brandenburg. Sister of Alfred, Jr. (deceased) (Esther), Ted (Maryann, deceased) and Pauline Szarka (Vaughn). Sister-in-law of Mark Dorenkott (Judy) and Karen Roggenburk (Garry). Services are private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to National Processing Center Alzheimer's Association PO Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.
Oct 26, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Majorie Mills, mother of Matt Mills, Class of 1994, and Dr. Brian Mills, Class of 1998. Please keep the Mills' family in your prayers. MARJORIE A. MILLS (nee Misischia), age 73, beloved bride of Ronald H. for 48 years; devoted mother of Matthew H. and Dr. Brian N.; loving sister of Frederick "Duffy" W. Misischia (Ruth), Dr. Richard J. Misischia (Theresa) and Dr. Paul J. Misischia (Sharon). Marjorie passed away peacefully, though unexpectedly, at home on October 20, 2020. Private Services were held at St. Ladislas Church. Family suggests memorial contributions to ASPCA Gift Processing Center P.O. Box 96929 Washington, DC 20077-7127 or Shriners Hospitals for Children 2900 Rocky Pt. Dr. Tampa, FL 33607 or your favorite charity.
Oct 26, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kevin Coughlin, Sr., Class of 1960, cousin of Dan Coughlin, Class of 1956. Please keep the Coughlin family in your prayers. Kevin B. Coughlin Sr, passed October 21, 2020 at Louis A. Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the father of Kevin B. (Deanna Allen Coughlin) Coughlin, Jr., Brendan M. Coughlin, Kristane M. (Scott) Murray and R. Emmett Coughlin; grandfather of Melia, Imeriel, Jeremiah and Aidan Coughlin; son of the late James P., Sr and Mary C. (nee Campbell) Coughlin; brother of the late James P. Coughlin, Jr and wife Geraldine (Hennesy), Patrick R. Coughlin (survived by wife Carol Kilfoyle), Dennis M. Coughlin, Sr. (survived by wife Virginia Gregg), former wife Bridget (nee Brickel), and a nephew; also survived by his sister Joyce M. Flynn and 13 nephews and nieces. Kevin was a 1960 graduate of St. Edward High School and 1964 graduate of John Carroll University. He served his country as a Lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve from 1965-1969. To keep people safe, Kevin requested no services at this time and will be inurned at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. Contributions may be made in his name to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Rd. Lakewood, OH 44107. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Christopher Church at a a later date. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Oct 26, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Marilyn Kennedy, wife of the late Jim, Class of 1961, mother of Pat, Class of 1987, Jim, Class of 1991, Mike, Class of 1998, mother-in-law of Kevin Mulgrew, Class of 1986, grandmother of P.J. Kennedy, Class of 2018, Owen Mulgrew, Class of 2022, Seamus Kennedy, Class of 2023, sister of Jim Maher, Class of 1956, and aunt of Ed Maher, Class of 1978, Danny Maher, Class of 1981, and Michael Maher, Class of 1984. Please keep the Kennedy, Mulgrew, and Maher families in your prayers. MARILYN T. KENNEDY (nee Maher), age 77, beloved wife of the late James M.; loving mother of Patrick (Laura), Nina Varga (Steve), Kathleen Mulgrew (Kevin), James (Mary Kay), Anne Marie Gilliam (Brian), Brigid Chambers (Connor) and Michael (Brian Larson); much-loved grandma of P.J., Camryn, Brenna, Carys, Caitlin, Owen, Celia, Seamus, Sean, Mickey, Maggie, Grace, Moira and Connor; daughter of the late Margaret (nee Joyce) and Edwin Maher; dear sister of Joyce Mecialis (Leo) (both deceased), Margaret Stanton (Tommy "88") (deceased), Jack Maher (Maggie) (both deceased), Walter Maher (deceased) (Christina) and James Maher (Georgie); beloved aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many. Passed away October 22, 2020 surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 27, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) at 11:30 A.M. (face masks required). Interment private Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, where social distancing will be observed and face masks required MONDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116 or the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Chambers Funeral Homes Facebook page. www.chambersfuneral.com
Oct 22, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ed Garven, Class of 1956. Please keep the Garven family in your prayers. EDWARD S. GARVEN, age 83, Devoted husband of the late Diana P. (nee Barrett) loving father of Annie Janos (Joseph), Patty Garven and Mary Garven; loving papa to Ian, Corey, Brigid, Shea and Brock; brother of Charles (Kay) and the late Michael (Rosalie), John (Lenore) and Mary Birr (George). Uncle, great uncle and friend of many. Eddie passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Eddie was truly an amazing father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He saw the best in all of us. Eddie was rich in love, faith, friendship and compliments. His laughter was infectious. He may have arrived late but he was always the last one to leave a party. Even in his final days, he offered sage advice and toasted life with scotch. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Patrick Church 3602 Bridge Ave. Cleveland, Saturday, November 21st at 10:00 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Patrick Church Restoration Fund 3602 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 or Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH 44110. Celebration of Life will be held when we can gather again. Until then, Keep Smiling!
Oct 21, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rose Marie Wey, wife of Matt Wey, Class of 1953. Please keep the Wey family in your prayers. ROSE MARIE WEY, age 85, of Wauwatosa, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2020. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Matt Wey; daughters Kit (Robb) Slawski, Eileen (Matt) Worman, Molly (Jeff) Schissler; sons Matt (Jennifer) Wey, Mike (Tami) Wey, and Marty (Tracy) Wey; grandchildren Andrew Slawski, Ryan Slawski, Daniel Slawski, Andrew Spiker, Peter (Kate) Spiker, Haley Hagearty, Ellen Spiker, Michael (Jackie) Wey, Casey (Allison) Wey, Kyle (Taylor) Wey, Megan Wey, Nikki (Ted) Olson, A.J. Wey, Amy Wey, Matthew Wey, Marty Schissler and Evan Schissler; great-grandchildren Aiden Wey, Reagan Wey, Camden Wey, Aubree Wey and Kennedy Wey; and many special friends. Born in Cleveland, Ohio she was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Mildred DeFranco, and sister, Joan. Rose Marie and Matt first met at recess during the seventh grade at St. James Catholic School in Lakewood, Ohio. They worked together at Malley’s Chocolates, she as a waitress and he as a soda jerk. Rose Marie attended St. Joseph Academy while Matt attended St. Edward High School. Their relationship continued as Matt attended The University of Notre Dame and they married on June 8, 1957. After settling in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in 1979, Rose Marie and Matt opened their home as the Little Red House Bed & Breakfast for thirteen years welcoming hundreds of guests from around the world, many of whom would become lifelong friends. Rose Marie was known for her tea parties every May, each with a theme and fun hats. Rose Marie will be remembered for her kind heart, warm smile, and easy laugh. Services are pending. The family wishes to thank her many caregivers at Froedtert Hospital and St. Anne’s Salvatorian Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44111.
Oct 21, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Volpi, Class of 1966, brother-in-law of Dave Hartzell, Class of 1957, and uncle of Jeffrey Hartzell, Class of 1985. Please keep the Volpi and Hartzell families in your prayers. ROBERT J. VOLPI, age 72, most beloved husband of Elaine A. (nee Shepherd); loving father of Michelle Shalauta (Andrew); grandfather of Isabella and Sofia; brother of Mary Louise Hartzell (David); uncle of Jeffrey Hartzell, Kristin Linsenmeyer and John Shepherd; lovingly cared for by Nola and Dominic. Passed away September 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with ALS. Funeral Mass at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village September 22 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call in THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (west of Columbia Rd.) on Monday, from 3-5 p.m. WHERE STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED. Family requests contributions to ALS Association, Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Rd. Suite 403, Independence, OH 44131 www.alsaohio.org
Oct 21, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Frankie Kordel, Class of 1980, father of Mike, Class of 2005, and Ryan, Class of 2009. Please keep the Kordel family in your prayers. FRANCIS “FRANKIE” KORDEL, age 58, born 10/12/1962, passed away 10/14/2020. Beloved son of Frank Kordel (deceased) and Donna (nee Fischer); father of Michael (Molly), Ryan (Samantha) and Chelsea; brother of MaryJayne Kocur (Gill), Geralyn Milewski (Paul), JoAnn Fisher (Lance deceased); Terryanne Kolas (Mark); grandfather to be this January; awesome uncle, great-uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Graduate of St. Edward High School, Class of 1980. Memorial Mass Friday, October 23, St. Patrick Church (WP) Rocky River Dr., at 10:00 A.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH.
Oct 21, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Jane McLucas, mother of Michael "Carl," Class of 1977, mother-in-law of Mark Barrow, Class of 1972, and sister of the late Patrick Madden, Class of 1958. Please keep the McLucas, Barrow and Madden families in your prayers. MARY JANE McLUCAS (nee Madden), Age 86. Beloved wife of the late Carl; dearest mother of Michael (Jackie) and Sandra Barrow (Mark); grandmother of John (Lora), Georgia, Max (Laura) and Sam; great-grandmother of Jackie and Tyler; sister of the late Patrick and Beatrice "Mickey"; loving aunt and friend to many. Passed away September 24, 2020. Funeral Mass St. Clement Church Lincoln and Madison Ave. Monday, September 28 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. MONDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. UNTIL 10:30 A.M. (FACEMASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED). In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101 Cleveland, OH 44192 or Poor Clare Nuns 3501 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH 44111.
Oct 21, 2020 Dear Faculty and Staff, Below is the death notice of Donna Hengesbaugh, mother of Joe, Class of 1984, and Greg, Class of 1985, grandmother of Stephen Schrimpf, Class of 2016. Please keep the Hengesbaugh and Schrimpf families in your prayers. DONNA M. HENGESBAUGH (nee Vavruska), 79, passed away September 29, 2020. Beloved wife of John for 57 years; loving mother of Natalie (Paul) Schrimpf, Joseph, Gregory (Anne) and Stephanie; dearest grandmother of Claire and Stephen; and beloved aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Evelyn Vavruska; sister, Beatrice Vrooman and brothers, Raymond and Gerald Vavruska. Mass of Christian Burial St. Boniface Church 3545 W. 54th St. Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m. (where facemasks and social distancing are required). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu flowers the family suggests contributions to the Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113.
Oct 19, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Maura Lambert, mother of Robert, Class of 1969, Brian, Class of 1970, Dave, Class of 1972, and the late Mark, Class of 1976, and grandmother of Mark Lambert, Jr., Class of 2014. Please keep the Lambert family in your prayers. MAURA C. LAMBERT (nee Curran), age 89, passed away on October 16, 2020. She was the sister of John Curran (Carole), Margaret Kollus (Harry), Virginia Schartman (Bill), and Vincent Curran (all deceased). Beloved mother of Robert (Mary), Brian (Hilary), David (Claire Kilbane) and Mark (deceased) (Betsy). Beloved grandmother to Heather Keohane, Allison Lambert (Simon), Robert (Bridget), Brendan, Carolyn, Mary Eileen, Catherine, Mark, Jr., Claire, Danielle Wolf (Shane), Maura (Brian), James and Brigid. She was a life-long resident of the West Park neighborhood. While raising a family as a young wife she attended college at night, obtained her degree and began teaching elementary school. She thereafter changed course and began a lengthy career in public service, working first for the City of Cleveland and later the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, ultimately becoming its Personnel Director, a position from which she retired in 1996. Once retired she was a content and doting grandmother, spending many happy years attending to her grandchildren and enjoying life with her twin companions: Joe Molloy and her beloved black Labrador, Lucky. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Angela Merici Church, 20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, Ohio on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Facemasks and social distancing required at all times. Private interment Calvary Cemetery.
Oct 19, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Sims, wife of the late Bob, Class of 1957, mother of Bob, Class of 1979, Mark, Class of 1988, mother-in-law of Terry Gibbons, Class of 1979, grandmother of Kevin Gibbons, Class of 2006, Bobby Sims, Class of 2007, and Matt Sims, Class of 2016. Please keep the Sims and Gibbons families in your prayers. MARY SIMS (nee ARCHER) beloved wife of the late Robert G. Sims; dear mother of Robert A. (Patti), Julie Gibbons (Terry), Michele Ahern (Pat) and Mark J. (Jenny); grandmother of Kevin, Bobby, Meegan, Kali, Annie, Kaitlin, Katie, Maggie, Hannah, Allie, Matthew, Molly, Emily, and the late Meredith and Sarah, great grandmother of Marley; daughter of the late James Phillip and Blanche Archer, sister of Lynne Della Donna, Michael Archer and Judy Braun. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at St. Christopher Church (20141 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116) at 12:30 P.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St.Judes Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org or 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Social distancing and facemasks are required.
Oct 19, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just informed of the passing of Tom Miller, Class of 1968, brother of Jim, Class of 1970, and uncle of Chad Baxendale, Class of 1994. Please keep the Miller and Baxendale families in your prayers. THOMAS FRANCIS MILLER, 70, passed away peacefully October 3, 2020 at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash. Loving son of the late Edward and Anna May Miller, Cleveland, OH; beloved husband of Ann Margaret Miller (nee Schnelle); devoted father of Megan M. Runk (Dan), Cincinnati, OH, Amy M. Miller (Brad Surosky), Sonoma, CA, Brian T. Miller (Juliana Breines), Boston, MA, and Scott M. Miller (Katie Metzinger), St. Louis, MO; dedicated grandfather of six (Lily, Sonia, and Danny Runk; Sam and Clare Miller; Micah Surosky); caring brother of Jim Miller (Kris), Dorothy Baxendale (Dave), and the late Maureen Simbeck and brother-in-law of Marie Schnelle, Kay Maier (John), Joe Schnelle (Grace), and the late Mike Hipskind. If desired, memorials may be made to Saint Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224 - a faith community at the center of Tom's heart for over 35 years. Tom was blessed with an incredible life filled with wonderful family and friends he cherished. Given the realities of the pandemic, Tom's private funeral mass will be live streamed on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11am EST, at https://youtu.be/M6dtlOp6iXw and further information about the ceremony and Tom's life can be found at hodappfuneralhome.com
Oct 16, 2020 Barbara E. Cichra (nee Emery) aged 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth J., loving mother of Karen (Michael Smalley), Brian, Class of 1975, (Susan Kupar) and Beth (deceased). Preceded in death by her parents Michael and Helen Emery. She was the oldest of 9 and is survived by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Dearest aunt of many nieces and nephews and a friend to many. Barbara was a 58-year parishioner of St. Mark Church. She enjoyed her container garden laden with all of her favorite flowers. She had an appreciation of music and theatre both on the local and national stages. Each September, she looked forward to traveling to Cape Cod, the family trip that included Sam the Pug. In keeping with Barbara's wishes, there will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to gather for a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark Church, 15800 Montrose Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44111. Private Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Social distancing and face masks are required. Memorial contributions may be made to WVIZ Ideastream or the Lakewood Office on Aging meals program.
Oct 15, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Erin Kramer, daughter of Peter McGinty, Class of 1977, and niece of Mike McGinty, Class of 1962. Please keep the Kramer and McGinty families in your prayers. ERIN E. KRAMER (nee McGinty), age 34, beloved wife of Kevin M.; loving mother of Collin (age 9) and Dawson (age 2 months); dearest daughter of Mary (nee McDermott) and Peter S. McGinty; best friend and sister of Dana McGinty and Kayley McGinty; daughter-in-law of Norman Kramer (Aleis) and Belinda Campbell (Eric); beloved niece, aunt, cousin, and friend of many. Passed away at home surrounded by her family October 13, 2020. Funeral Mass Saturday, October 17, St. Brendan Church (4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted 44070) at 12 Noon (face masks required). Interment St. Joseph Cemetery (Avon). Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required FRIDAY 4-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Brendan School. www.chambersfuneral.com
Oct 15, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary "Alberta" Joyce, mother of Mike Joyce, Class of 1970. Please keep the Joyce family in your prayers. MARY “ALBERTA” JOYCE (nee McHenry), age 94, former wife of the late Francis; loving mother of Maureen Thornton, Michael (Kate), Kevin (Noel), Colleen Conroy (Bob), and Jim (Peggy); grandmother of Kate Westerfield (Dave), Anne Thornton, Alison, Dan and Sean Joyce, Alex (Kristen), Ian, Patrick and Lizzie Joyce, Christen Conroy, Rob Conroy (Kelli), and Kevin Conroy, Meghan McCarty (Jeremy) and Michael Joyce; great-grandmother of Jack and Grant Westerfield, Ava and Alaina Joyce and Elizabeth McCarty; beloved sister of the late Edward and William McHenry; dear sister-in-law of Helen Rita Joyce; aunt and great-aunt of many. A private funeral was held for the family with burial at Lakewood Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Cypress Hospice, 2 Berea Commons - #1, Berea, OH 44017 or Malachi House, 2810 Clinton Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113. Alberta was a charter member of the greatest generation, Alberta learned about faith, courage, perseverance, and the value of hard work from her parents, who having lost so much in the Great Depression, worked tirelessly to provide for their three children, while still managing to leave a plate for the jobless and nameless men who found the way to their back porch. As this beautiful prom queen sat with her friends in the theatre celebrating her sixteenth birthday, an officer appeared on stage and instructed all soldiers to report to their headquarters; World War II had begun. Not one to cower in the face of danger, Alberta responded by joining the Army to train as a nurse. She excelled in her field, becoming Directress of Student Nursing at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. After the war, Alberta and her husband, recognizing the possibilities set before them, gave themselves to the building of a family business, Joyce Buick, GMC., still thriving today under the leadership of her sons. All the while, raising her brood of five to respect and honor the qualities she learned from her own parents and equipping each with the education, discipline, and faith to find their own American dream. For decade after decade, Alberta cherished and was cherished by a circle of friends that golfed, gardened, giggled, and played bridge together. A civic minded woman, she served on many boards, including the Fairview Hospital Women's Board and the Bay Village Nature Center. She was actively interested in politics, and was, no doubt, a frequent flyer in the Congressional mailroom. As a lifetime learner, she enrolled in at least one continuing education course every year well into her eighth decade, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia with her daughters and grandchildren. Alberta adored the arts and regularly attended performances by The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Ballet, and The Cleveland Playhouse, as well as volunteering at The Cleveland Art Museum. In all these things, she was gracious, pleasant, and honorable. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED (216) 251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com
Oct 14, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dr. Nicholas R. Popovich, father of the late Nicholas E. Popovich, Class of 1976, grandfather of Christian N. Popovich, Class of 2014, brother-in-law of Pat McIntyre, Class of 1957, Danny Hirkala, Class of 1972, and George Hirkala, Class of 1960. Please keep the Popovich, McIntyre, and Hirkala families in your prayers. NICHOLAS R. POPOVICH, age 89, beloved husband of Geraldine (nee Hirkala) and the late Virginia (nee Vasu); father of Nicholas E. (deceased), Suzanne Adele, Mary Kim Howland (Chris), Timothy G., Christian M. and Kathleen Holtzman (Topher); proud grandfather of eight; great-grandfather of four; beloved brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle of many. Dr. Popovich was a pediatrician for over 37 years at Fairview Hospital and also in private practice. U.S.A.F. veteran. Passed away unexpectedly October 12, 2020. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for his Funeral Mass Saturday, October 17, St. Bernadette Church (2256 Clague Rd., Westlake) at 10 A.M. (face masks required) Entombment St. Joseph Cemetery (Avon). In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th St. Cleveland, Ohio 44113 or Providence House, 2050 W. 32nd St. Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND. wwwchambersfuneral.com
Oct 13, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Manus Conway, father of Frank, Class of 1987, and Keith, Class of 1992. Please keep the Conway family in your prayers. MANUS CONWAY, native of Tallagh, Ballycroy, Co. Mayo, Ireland, age 88. Beloved husband of 58 years to Bridget (nee Campbell); loving father of Nora Margaret (deceased), Ruth Ann, Rosemary Wilson (Jim), Frank (Karin), Colleen Klein (James) and Keith; proud “Papa” of Cailin and Jamie Klein, Aidan and Bridget Conway, and Jimmy and Nora Margaret Wilson; brother of Mary Jones (deceased), Rose O’Brien (deceased), Bridgie Morahan, Frank Conway (deceased), Margaret Canning, Patrick Conway (deceased), and Hugh Conway; beloved brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, and friend of many. Retired Laborer Local 310. Passed away at home surrounded by his family October 12, 2020. Funeral Mass Thursday, October 15, St. Mel Church (14436 Triskett Rd.) at 10 A.M. (face masks required) (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, where social distancing will be observed and face masks required, WEDNESDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Monastery of the Poor Clare Nuns, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111. PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THE CDC'S GUIDELINES FOR LARGE GATHERINGS AND MONITORING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE FACILITY AT ONE TIME. PLEASE PLAN YOUR VISIT ACCORDINGLY AS YOU MAY BE ASKED TO WAIT BEFORE ENTERING THE FACILITY. FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED PER THE GOVERNOR'S MANDATE
Oct 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Sharon Uline, mother of Ron, Class of 1985 and Mike, Class of 1987. Please keep the Uline family in your prayers. SHARON A. ULINE (nee Walker) age 75. Beloved wife of 54 years to Richard; mother of Ron (Laurie), Mike (Debi), Diane Yanalunas (Jeff) and Janet Uline (Jeff Baciak); grandmother of Haley, Megan, Abbey, Nick, Emma, Grace, Ava, Lucy, Vivian, Penny, Rylie, Jack, Lexi and Ella; sister of Tom (Marion) and Bill (Ann)(both deceased); aunt and friend of many. Passed away Oct. 7, 2020. Funeral Mass Monday, Oct. 12, St. Patrick Church (West Park) at 10 A.M.. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS SUNDAY 1-4 PM.
Oct 8, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Marc Chokan, Class of 1974, brother of Eric Chokan, Class of 1976, Gerry Chokan, Class of 1976, Jim Chokan, Class of 1983, and Robin Chokan, Class of 1985, uncle of Evan Chokan, Class of 2011, and Josh Chokan, Class of 2016. Please keep the Chokan family in your prayers. MARC JACOB CHOKAN, age 64. Passed away on September 27, 2020. Loving son of Jean (nee Szudy) and the late Elmer; dear brother of Eric (Debra), Gerry (Beth), Jeannine Pudwill (Tim), Cyndi Kaczmarczyk (Terry), Tricia, Jim (Kelley) and Robin; half-brother of Robert (Roxanne) and the late Greg; dear friend of the late Catherine Nageote; dear uncle, cousin and caring friend of many. Marc was born June 9, 1956 in Lakewood, OH. He graduated from St. Edward High School in 1974. He was active in numerous trades and services, supervising general election operations and volunteering with holiday meals. He was an avid hobbyist with sailing, musical bands, animal care, scouting and music lessons. Funeral Mass Wednesday, September, 30, Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10:00 AM. (Face masks required) Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS where social distancing will be observed and facemasks are required TUESDAY 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106. A special thank you to RaeAnn Suburban and Nivalis Hospice who provided care and support services these past few months.
Oct 7, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dr. Ray Bath, Class of 1958, brother of the late Richard, Class of 1954. Please keep the Bath family in your prayers. RAYMOND J. BATH, age 80, born 10/02/1940, passed away peacefully on the morning of October 3, 2020, just one day after his 80th birthday. He is survived by his beloved wife Adele Bath (nee Pasterczyk), his sons Raymond and Christopher Bath, sister Mary Jane Mucklo, and grandchildren Charlotte, Alexander, and Jason Bath. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Raymond earned a B.S in Math-Physics from John Carroll University, an M.S in Physical Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University. He loved the NY Yankees and baking his chocolate chip cookies, but his first love was always his family. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Oct 6, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ray Kelley, Class of 1967, uncle of Michael Katai, Class of 1966, Bryan O'Boyle, Class of 1977, and Dan O'Boyle, Class of 1979. Please keep the Kelley, Katai, and O'Boyle families in your prayers. RAYMOND J. KELLEY, AGE 71. Beloved husband of over 30 years to the late Janine (nee Cierchacki); brother of the late Muriel "Pat Katai and Phyllis O'Boyle; uncle of Michael Katai (Ann), Kevin O'Boyle (deceased) (Carol), Sheila Reid (Michael Pontius), Bryan O'Boyle, Dan O'Boyle (Julie), Victoria Johnson (Brad), Karolyn Bako and Tim Bako (Laura); great-uncle of Dan (Janka), Amy Burns (Tim), Anna, Owen, Elys, Madeline and Mason; dear great-great-uncle, cousin and friend of many; beloved in-law of Maria and Irene Cierchacki and Christine Bako (Ken). Ray was a veteran of the U. S. Army and retired from NASA Glenn Research Center as a talented Engineering Technician for more than 30 years. Ray was an avid animal lover and an overall good hearted person. Passed away October 4, 2020. Private services will be held for the family. Inurnment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. The family suggest memorial contributions to the Friendship APL, 303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org.
Oct 5, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of the Honorable Jerry Lorig, Sr., Class of 1953. Please keep the Lorig family in your prayers. GERALD F. LORIG, age 84, passed away August 13, in Sedona, AZ. "Jerry" died peacefully in Sedona Winds Special Care unit from effects of Parkinsons disease with his wife, Nancy, holding his hand and his children 'virtually' present by way of telephone because of travel restrictions. Jerry chose his own path and his was a life well-lived. Jerry was born in Cleveland, OH, October 4, 1935, to Raymond W. And Mabel H. Lorig. He is survived by his wife of 60 years and four children; daughters, Gretchen, Heidi and Kristi and son, "Chip". He has eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. He is also survived by a brother, Brian in Cleveland and sister, Chris in Oklahoma. The family lived in Lakewood, OH, where he took advantage of summer activities available at the waterfront as well as enjoying Browns football and Indians baseball games. After graduation from St. Edward high school in 1953, he enrolled at Michigan State University and joined Theta Chi Fraternity. Jerry and Nancy met at Michigan State where successful conference championships began his life-long enthusiasm for Big 10 football and he attended two winning Rose Bowl tournaments in Pasadena while at MSU. He entered law school at The Ohio State University in 1957, graduating with the class of 1960. Jerry began his legal career as Assistant City Prosecutor in Springfield and remained in private practice until the late 1960s when he was elected a judge in Municipal Court. During his more than thirty years in Municipal and Common Pleas courts he enjoyed working with County employees, chatting with lawyers passing through his office and meeting many new friends while running for re-election. His family expresses appreciation for all assisting him in his professional career. Jerry was often seen riding his bicycle to the courthouse as well as surrounding roads for recreation and he took part in time trials and road racing contests with fellow racers in nearby counties. In addition, he enjoyed wind surfing and water skiing vacations as well as driving his vintage vehicles with Nancy and friends to area car shows through the years. Jerry and Nancy were married in Dowagiac, MI, where the family enjoyed many summers at a family home at nearby Magician Lake. He and Nancy moved to Sedona in 2008, where he continued biking with further travel visiting National Parks through the Western States and Canada. He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Sedona, volunteering with St. Vincent dePaul. He will be buried in Springfield.
Oct 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Raymond Belz, father of Geoff Belz, Class of 1986, and grandfather of Brendan Belz, Class of 2021. Please keep the Belz family in your prayers. RAYMOND A. BELZ, age 84. Beloved husband of 55 years to Janice (nee Prok); father of Geoff (Heather); grandfather of Lauren Marcinek (Lou), Jacob and Brendan; brother of Gregory (Eileen) and the late Richard and Bernardine Walz; brother-in-law of Norma Koontz; uncle and friend of many. Passed away Sept. 30, 2020. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS FRIDAY 3-7 PM. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. www.chambersfuneral.com
Sep 30, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Donald Moracz, father of Matthew, Class of 2024. Please keep the Moracz family in your prayers. DONALD JOHN MORACZ, 54, of Avon Lake, Ohio; Beloved Husband of Molly S. (nee Spisak); Loving Father of Brian, Elizabeth and Matthew; Son of Donald and Roberta (nee Ziemann); Brother of Michael ; Uncle of Michael (Rachel), Jessica Collins (Shawn), Nicholas and Jaclyn; Son in Law of the late Leslie J. and Nancy W. (nee Wolf) Spisak; Brother in Law of Caroline S. Zubricky (Scott) and Toddy S. Kean (Brian); Nephew of Rick Ziemann (Diane) and Linda King (Tom); Dear friend of many. Passed away Friday September 25, 2020. Memorials may be forwarded to St. Joseph Avon Lake Tuition Assistance Program and St. Joseph Avon Lake Catholic Youth Organization at 32946 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH 44012 or to Birthright of Lorain County 2136 N. Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. Private Family Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Avon Lake, Ohio. Private Family Interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery. A Public Celebration of Life Service at The Cleveland Yachting Club 200 Yacht Club Drive Rocky River, Ohio Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 3PM. (Rain or Shine, Outdoor Casual Attire). The service will also be Live Streamed, call 1 440 933 3202 for the link. The family will receive friends following the service. Family and Friends are asked to adhere to The Yacht Club Social Distancing guidelines. www.buschfuneral.com 440-933-3202.
Sep 25, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Daniel C. Ripepi, brother of Stephen Ripepi, Class of 1972, and Anthony Ripepi, Class of 1973, and cousin of Robert Mazzarella, Class of 1975. Please keep the Ripepi and Mazzarella families in your prayers. DANIEL C. RIPEPI, age 62. Vice President of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home. Beloved husband of Kristen (nee Carroll). Loving and devoted father of Julia, Marisa, Nick; step father of Billy Porter, Brittany Brown (Nick) and Ashleigh Porter. Dearest son of the late Anthony and Ann (nee Ferrara). Dear brother of Stephen (Jeannette), Anthony (Sheila), Anita and Edward (Shannon). Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many many dear friends. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of Daniel Ripepi. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday October 1, 2020 St. Columbkille Church at 11:00AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends (while practicing social distancing and the use of masks) WEDNESDAY 2 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).
Sep 23, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Carol Ann Bugala, mother in-law of Paul Capka, Class of 1987. Please keep the Bugala and Capka families in your prayers. CAROL ANN BUGALA (nee Black), age 80. Beloved wife of the late Ronald J. Bugala and the late Jerome J. Mueller, Sr.; mother of Christopher J. (Kelly) of Cambridge, Ma., Ann E. (deceased), Timothy (deceased), Kerry M. Capka (Paul), Paul J. (Catherine) of Seattle, Wa.; grandmother of seven; sister to the late Mary F. Black and Joan M. O'Connor (James J.); cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews. Longtime Boston and Cleveland elementary school teacher of many grateful students. Graduate of Boston State College (BS, Ed '62) and Baldwin Wallace College (MA, Ed '87). Dear friend to many more. Longtime member of St. Richard and St. Ladislas parishes and a woman of deep and welcoming faith. Native Bostonian and devoted summer resident of her beloved Cape Cod, Ma. Above all, a person who rejoiced in the Lord always. With immense gratitude to her caregivers at Arden Courts of Westlake, Crossroads Hospice and Brighton Gardens of Westlake. Private Funeral Mass with public streaming available, Wednesday, September 23, at 11:00 a.m. PLEASE consult obituary at www.chambersfuneral.com for streaming details. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116 or the Alzheimer's Association of Cleveland, 23215 Commerce Park #300, Beachwood, OH 44122. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 216-251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com
Sep 21, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Marilyn Zullo, mother of Thomas, Class of 1984, and the late Nicholas, Class of 1982. Please keep Zullo family in your prayers. MARILYN P. ZULLO (nee Becker) age 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in Naperville, IL. Originally from Lakewood, Ohio, Marilyn married Mareo "Vic" Zullo (deceased) and moved to North Olmsted, Ohio to raise her 4 children, Nicholas (deceased), Thomas (Shannon) of Wheaton, IL, Patricia (Chuck) Horning of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carolyn (Matthew) Buckley, of Naperville, IL. Grandmother to Rocco Zullo, Victor Horning, and Jackson & Samantha Buckley. Sister of Gerald Becker (deceased) and Charles Becker of Bolivar, Ohio. Marilyn was a sports fanatic for all that is Cleveland. She taught us children not to give up when it got tough which speaks to her character. She had an amazing amount of energy and spunk with a great sense of humor which was witty and kept you on your feet. Strong in faith and was active in her parish. She had big a sweet tooth and loved to bake especially during the holidays. Strong in willpower, she always had an opinion and freely offered advice which would almost always end with 'for us not to worry, that everything was going to be alright'. And she was right (of course), it will be. Private church service and interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. No flowers please but we would like for you to sign the guest book at www.BerryMcGreevey.com
Sep 10, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kathleen Burke, wife of J. Terence "Terry," Class of 1960, mother of Sean, Class of 1987, Kevin, Class of 1989, and Brian, Class of 1991. Please keep the Burke family in your prayers. KATHLEEN R. BURKE (nee Radigan), Age 76, of Bay Village passed away September 8, 2020. Beloved wife of J. Terence “Terry”; loving mother of Sean (Jennifer), Kevin (Amy), Brian (Sarah) and Erin Becker (Brian); dear grandmother of Patrick, Anya, Catherine, Brigid, Eamon, Liam, Caelin, Declan, Moira, Fiona, Colm, Kate, Colin, Maeve; sister of Karen Argie (Jack) and Ken Radigan (Mary Aileen); preceded in death by her parents William and Ruth (nee Wise) Radigan. Funeral Mass St. Raphael Church 525 Dover Center Rd. Bay Village Monday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. where social distancing and facemasks are required. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Family suggests memorial contributions to St. Raphael School Scholarship Fund 525 Dover Center Rd Bay Village, OH 44140 or St. Augustine Parish Hunger Center 2486 West 14th St Cleveland, OH 44113. The Funeral Mass will also be live streamed at St. Raphael Church https://boxcast.tv/view/kathleen-burke-funeral-860634
Sep 8, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is an updated death notice for Bob Witt, Jr., Class of 1974, brother of the late Jim Witt, Class of 1965, and uncle of Kevin Stuart, Class of 2009. Please keep the Witt and Stuart families in your prayers. ROBERT REILLY “BOB” WITT, JR. of Miami, Florida, passed away from a battle with cancer on August 25, 2020 at age 64. Bob was a loving and devoted husband and father, and was known for being an avid fan of Neil Young, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the Cleveland Indians. Bob is survived by his wife Christine Louise Witt (ne Stromberg), his son John-Paul Reilly Witt & daughter-in-law Chelsea Ann Witt (ne Atkins), and his sisters Barbara Cicerchi (Richard), Peggy Stuart (Richard), Carol Wilms (Terry), and Cathy Witt (Joe Skerl), his sister-in-law Aggie Mahoney (Brian, deceased), nephew Sean Mahoney, friend Shaul Apelker, and many more devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Reilly Witt, Sr., and Jane Elizabeth Sattler, his brother James Patrick Witt, his paternal grandparents Edward Francis Witt and Katherine Lucina Reilly, and his maternal grandparents Florian Adam Sattler and Mary Cecelia Mathews. Bob was born in 1956 in Akron, Ohio, but spent his youth in Fairview Park and Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a proud 1974 alumnus of St. Edward High School. His classmates recall him as a devoted and selfless friend who was dedicated to the school and sports. He later matriculated to Ohio State University, studying political science. Bob met the love of his life, Christine, while working at Halle's Department Store in Rocky River, Ohio, at age 18; they were known as the "Halle's couple." After Chris' family moved to New Jersey, Bob would hitchhike to see her until they were married in 1980. Bob & Chris were together for 46 years and celebrated 40 years of marriage on March 15, 2020. After college, they moved to Destin, and then Miami, Florida, where they celebrated the birth of their son John-Paul in 1987. Being a devoted father, from making lunches to always taking his son to school and picking him up, was the most important thing in Bob's life. He also rejoiced at his son's marriage to Chelsea in 2016 and grew close to his new daughter. Bob invested many years into connecting with Marines who served in Delta Co., 1st Bat., 7th Marines, the unit where his brother Jimmy was killed in action in 1969 in Vietnam. Helping to put together his brother's 50th anniversary memorial service at Fairview Park City Hall in 2019 was one of the highlights of Bob's life. Bob also volunteered at Jack D. Gordon elementary school in Miami, remembered by many students for teaching chess and coaching little-league baseball with the Optimist Club. He was a devoted member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Miami, teaching Confirmation classes to teens for many years and being an adorer of the Blessed Sacrament at 3AM on Tuesday mornings. Later in life, Bob was instrumental in the success of Chris' business, Just Mine Creations. Bob traveled to fairs and festivals selling jewelry throughout Florida as well as the Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival, and other festivals up and down the east coast of the United States. He is remembered by friends and customers for having a "heart bigger than his body." Bob touched many lives with his kindness and affection, helping friends and even people he just met for a moment feel appreciated and listened to. The gift of his loving companionship is something that his family and friends will always treasure. He taught his son to befriend and be kind to everyone, "from a pauper to the Pope." A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Miami, Florida, on September 19, 2020 at 11:30am, and a Memorial Mass will be held at 10am on March 13th, 2021, at St. Angela Merici Parish 20970 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, Ohio. A scholarship fund is being established at St. Edward High School in memory of Bob Witt '74 and Jim Witt '65. Gifts can be made online or mailed to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107. Please send condolences to the Witt family at: wittfamily315@gmail.com * * * * * * * * * * * * St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift please click here.
Sep 8, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is an updated death notice for Bob Reilly, Class of 1974, brother of the late Jim Witt, Class of 1965, and uncle of Kevin Stuart, Class of 2009. Please keep the Witt and Stuart families in your prayers. ROBERT REILLY “BOB” WITT, JR. of Miami, Florida, passed away from a battle with cancer on August 25, 2020 at age 64. Bob was a loving and devoted husband and father, and was known for being an avid fan of Neil Young, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the Cleveland Indians. Bob is survived by his wife Christine Louise Witt (ne Stromberg), his son John-Paul Reilly Witt & daughter-in-law Chelsea Ann Witt (ne Atkins), and his sisters Barbara Cicerchi (Richard), Peggy Stuart (Richard), Carol Wilms (Terry), and Cathy Witt (Joe Skerl), his sister-in-law Aggie Mahoney (Brian, deceased), nephew Sean Mahoney, friend Shaul Apelker, and many more devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Reilly Witt, Sr., and Jane Elizabeth Sattler, his brother James Patrick Witt, his paternal grandparents Edward Francis Witt and Katherine Lucina Reilly, and his maternal grandparents Florian Adam Sattler and Mary Cecelia Mathews. Bob was born in 1956 in Akron, Ohio, but spent his youth in Fairview Park and Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a proud 1974 alumnus of St. Edward High School. His classmates recall him as a devoted and selfless friend who was dedicated to the school and sports. He later matriculated to Ohio State University, studying political science. Bob met the love of his life, Christine, while working at Halle's Department Store in Rocky River, Ohio, at age 18; they were known as the "Halle's couple." After Chris' family moved to New Jersey, Bob would hitchhike to see her until they were married in 1980. Bob & Chris were together for 46 years and celebrated 40 years of marriage on March 15, 2020. After college, they moved to Destin, and then Miami, Florida, where they celebrated the birth of their son John-Paul in 1987. Being a devoted father, from making lunches to always taking his son to school and picking him up, was the most important thing in Bob's life. He also rejoiced at his son's marriage to Chelsea in 2016 and grew close to his new daughter. Bob invested many years into connecting with Marines who served in Delta Co., 1st Bat., 7th Marines, the unit where his brother Jimmy was killed in action in 1969 in Vietnam. Helping to put together his brother's 50th anniversary memorial service at Fairview Park City Hall in 2019 was one of the highlights of Bob's life. Bob also volunteered at Jack D. Gordon elementary school in Miami, remembered by many students for teaching chess and coaching little-league baseball with the Optimist Club. He was a devoted member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Miami, teaching Confirmation classes to teens for many years and being an adorer of the Blessed Sacrament at 3AM on Tuesday mornings. Later in life, Bob was instrumental in the success of Chris' business, Just Mine Creations. Bob traveled to fairs and festivals selling jewelry throughout Florida as well as the Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival, and other festivals up and down the east coast of the United States. He is remembered by friends and customers for having a "heart bigger than his body." Bob touched many lives with his kindness and affection, helping friends and even people he just met for a moment feel appreciated and listened to. The gift of his loving companionship is something that his family and friends will always treasure. He taught his son to befriend and be kind to everyone, "from a pauper to the Pope." A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Miami, Florida, on September 19, 2020 at 11:30am, and a Memorial Mass will be held at 10am on March 13th, 2021, at St. Angela Merici Parish 20970 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, Ohio. A scholarship fund is being established at St. Edward High School in memory of Bob Witt '74 and Jim Witt '65. Gifts can be made online or mailed to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107. Please send condolences to the Witt family at: wittfamily315@gmail.com * * * * * * * * * * * * St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift please click here.
Sep 4, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Judi Schilf, grandmother of Colin Schilf, Class of 2020, and mother-in-law of Erin Schilf, our teacher of Pre-Engineering and Science at St. Ed's. Please keep the Schilf family in your prayers. JUDY SCHILF, 79, of Huntley, Illinois, formerly of Bloomingdale, died on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Judi was born in Chicago on August 25, 1941 to parents Edmund and Julia (nee Rufa) Ford. She married Don Schilf and together they shared many happy memories before his death in 2013. Judi was the ultimate Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan and could often be found at Parkside Pub cheering them on while sipping on a Diet Coke. She was a proud member of Sun City Sew n Sews. Judy was a feisty and independent woman who made her opinions known and could always be found with a piece of chocolate hidden in her purse. Judi is survived by her son, Brian (Erin) Schilf, her grandchildren, Colin and Casey, her siblings, Richard (Harriet) Ford, and Robert (Nancy) Ford, her brother in law, Chuck Doucette. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Schilf, and her sister Lois Doucette. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Judi’s name can be made to the Grafton Food Pantry www.graftonfoodpantry.org Visitation will be Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at DeFiore Funeral Home 10760 Dundee Road, Huntley, Illinois. For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
Sep 3, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Amanda Ackerman, daughter of Donald Haag, Class of 1975, niece of Kevin Haag, Class of 1967, and Marc Haag, Class of 1968. Mike Stanek, Class of 1977, is a cousin of the Haag family. Please keep the Ackerman, Haag, and Stanek families in your prayers. AMANDA MARIE ACKERMAN (nee Haag), age 33 of Fairview Park passed away due to complications during childbirth on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Amanda was a compassionate second grade teacher at Streetsboro City Schools who loved her students. Loving wife of John Ackerman; loving mother of Archer, born on Saturday, August 29, 2020; cherished daughter of Donald and Kim (nee Martynuska) Haag; beloved sister of Becca (Jim) Koopman; beloved granddaughter of Blanche S. and Theodore (deceased) Haag; loving daughter-in-law of Charles and Domenica Ackerman; loving sister-in-law of Todd (Sue) Ackerman and Amanda Ackerman. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212. Please pay your respects to the family by kindly passing through and exiting. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, September 3, 2020, 10 AM, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1800 Station Rd, Valley City, OH 44280. Please meet at the church. Inurnment will follow mass at St. Martin of Tours Cemetery. Please visit Amanda's online guestbook to leave memories and condolences at www.waitefuneralhome.com
Sep 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Stanley Wellbrock, Sr., grandfather of Tim Farner, Class of 2011. Please keep the Wellbrock and Farner families in your prayers. STANLEY C. WELLBROCK, SR., Green Township. Beloved husband of Joan (Miller) Wellbrock. Loving father of Paula (late Richard) Farner, Barbara Myles, Raymond (Melvinia) Wellbrock, Vincent (Meghan) Wellbrock, Robert (Katheryn) Wellbrock, and the late Stanley Jr. (living Vicki). Cherished grandpa of Timothy and Stephanie Farner, Rachel (Ryan) Dobrozsi, Abigail (Andy) Krebs, Vincent Jr., Jude Wellbrock, Elizabeth and Veronica Wellbrock, Erik (Olivia) Wellbrock, and multiple great grandchildren. Dear brother of Gloria (late Edmund) Willen. Preceded in death by 6 siblings, Catherine (Stanley) Kemper, Dolores (Frank) Moorman, Bernard (Dorothy) Wellbrock, Angela (Charles) Willen, and Jean (Norb) Koopman. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, September 8th from 9:30am until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30am Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 3450 Lumardo Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45238. Memorials will be made to Roger Bacon High School, 4320 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45217. neidhardminges.com
Aug 31, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Terry Jarus, Class of 1972, brother of Chris "Fuzz" Jarus, Class of 1977, and uncle of Chris Jarus, Class of 2004. Please keep the Jarus family in your prayers. TERRENCE ALLAN JARUS, 66, passed away peacefully on Aug. 14, 2020 of heart failure in Atlanta, GA surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cleveland, OH to Wilmer C. (deceased) and Jeanne M. (nee Meacham), he is survived by his loving children Jennifer Maldonado (David), Tia, Wilmer, Courtney, Diane, Rene, Luke Zullo and their mother, Tonya Gruver. Grandfather of David II, Elijah and William Maldonado. Dear brother of Timothy (Patricia), Diane Hinz (Jerry) and Christopher "Fuzz' (Linda). Beloved uncle of Tiffany Koppenhofer (Eric), Christopher, Allison (Rory McGlynn), and Elizabeth. Dear nephew of Harry and Margaret Meacham, the late Jack and June Price, the late Edward and Roseann Jarus, and numerous dear cousins. Caring friend of many in OH, CA and GA. Terry was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Pathfinders serving in Korea. He was a 1972 Graduate of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH. Ever an avid fisherman, the fish had no chance. Liked by anyone who met him, loved by all who knew him, he was resourceful, hard working, generous with a kind and giving heart. Known to his family and friends as the Tri Tip King, he delighted in feeding tri-tip to so many with his legendary, BBQ-seasoned, family-secret recipe. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Autism Society or the charity of your choice. Internment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery-Seville, OH in a private ceremony.
Aug 28, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bob Witt, Class of 1974, brother of the late James, Class of 1965. Please keep the Witt family in your prayers. ROBERT REILLY “BOB’ WITT passed on August 25, 2020. He and wife Chris sold jewelry through their business Just Mine Creations. A funeral will be held at 11:30 am, September 19th, at Our Lady of Lourdes in Miami. wittfamily315@gmail.com
Aug 26, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Fred Duprow, Class of 1955 on July 26, 2020, uncle of Randall Schneider, Class of 2012, and Adam Schneider, Class of 2017. Please keep the Duprow and Schneider families in your prayers. FREDERICK JOSEPH DUPROW, age 82, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Frederick was born in Cleveland and raised in Bay Village Ohio. Dearly beloved husband of 56 years to Carolyn (Erdodi), loving father of Chris and David (Christine), dearest Grandfather “PaPa Moose” of Ella and Elena, dear brother of Mary Nelson and Betty Kulis (both deceased), dearest brother-in-law of Laura (Rick, deceased) Nawrockie, dear uncle and friend of too many to name. Fred was a veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard and began his professional career as a Frozen Food Salesman at Cliffdale (Deep Sea Foods). Although he enjoyed his time selling frozen foods he found his greatest joy selling Florida orange juice internationally. Fred lovingly volunteered his time to a variety of organizations. Such as Berea Jaycees, Indian Guides, Boy Scouts, Bingo Caller (St. Bart’s and St. Mary’s), Holy Name Society, Usher, Eucharistic Minister, Berea City Court Bailiff, Middleburg Heights Planning and Zoning Board. Fred had a charismatic personality, an infectious laugh and loved a great party. Sometimes he celebrated his birthday for a whole month. Fred enjoyed traveling and was fond of visiting his granddaughters in Alaska. He and Carolyn even drove the Alaskan-Canadian Highway twice. Fred avidly followed his son Chris’s trek of the Application Trail last year. His cheering will be missed at Cleveland Indians Baseball and Ohio State Football games. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020, FROM 4- 8 PM AT CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME 14925 E. BAGLEY RD. MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS. FUNERAL MASS FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020, AT 10 AM AT ST. BARTHOLOMEW CATHOLIC CHURCH 14865 BAGLEY RD. MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS 44130. Mass will be live streamed through Facebook on Craciun Funeral Home page. Please no flowers. Hug your family and friends, share time with those you cherish and never miss a time to be kind. RESTRICTED VISITATION AND SERVICES - FOLLOWING STATE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. Everyone attending Visitation and Funeral Mass is required to wear a mask and social distance themselves from others. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.craciunfuneralhome.com for the Duprow family.
Aug 26, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Carl Zucker, Class of 1959, brother of Dr. William Zucker, Class of 1968. Please keep the Zucker family in your prayers. CARL EDWARD ZUCKER of Jefferson Hills, Pa. was born August 11, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Carl H. and Elizabeth. Husband of Janet Louise (Thom). Brother of Dr. William J. of Sandusky, Elizabeth Anne Johnson, and Mary Lu Williams of Hamilton, Ohio. Father of Nicholas E. and Stephen J. and Kateri Aileen Pastorik, and grandfather of Anthony and Alexandra. Graduate of St. Edward High School, Lakewood, Ohio where he was state and national NIT archery champ. Graduate of John Carroll University where he was a proud member of the Pershing Rifles military drill fraternity. Also completed graduate studies at Carnegie Tech. He was one of the original founding members of the OHM Brotherhood (Order of He-Man). Back in the day he frequently enjoyed dancing to the Big Bands at the Cedar Point ballroom and he would often note the infectious zest and joy of such singers as Theresa Brewer and Laverne Baker. He worked his entire professional career at the Westinghouse - Bechtel Bettis Atomic Powers Laboratory near Pittsburgh, Pa since 1963 until retiring in 2009. Due to the current health restrictions we are experiencing, only 25 people will be permitted to gather in the funeral home, facial coverings are a must and physical distancing is encouraged. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm at the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. A Blessing Service will follow at 4 pm in the Funeral Home's Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in the memory of Carl Zucker at Breathe Pennsylvania, www.breathepa.org/donate. Online condolences may be shared at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
Aug 26, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Leonard Jacko, Class of 1959. Please keep the Jacko family in your prayers. LEONARD JACKO, age 79. Beloved husband of Yolanda (nee Cvicela). Dear father of Maryann Jacko-Siefker (Jonathan) and Leonard J. Jr (Anne). Loving grandfather of Andrew, Jack, Elizabeth, Garrett and Stella. Brother of Mary Jane and Marion Jacko (both deceased). Dear brother-in-law of Filomena Gadzinski (Ronald) and Dr. Beatrice Kutzler (Dr. Dan). Cousin, uncle and friend to many. Leonard was a musician all his life. It was his passion. He enjoyed playing his saxophone and clarinet for many weddings, banquets, dances, Slovak festivals, TV shows, and cruise ships. He also played for many politicians, including President Ronald Reagan. Leonard was an educator for many years, teaching at local colleges throughout northeast Ohio. He also worked as a psychologist for special needs children and adults. He ended his career working as a criminal psychologist for the State of Ohio Rehabilitation and Correction Facility. He deeply and enthusiastically loved his music, his family, and his life. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the University Hospital Seidman Cancer Center's devoted doctors, nurses, and staff for providing such exceptional care to their patients. Funeral mass Tuesday August 11, 2020 at St. Bartholomew Church 9:30 A.M. interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received Monday 4-8 P.M. (while practicing social distancing and the use of masks) at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).
Aug 25, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Arlene Ruda, mother of William "Bill" Ruda, Class of 1978, and grandmother of Andrew Ruda, Class of 2004. Mrs. Ruda worked bingo at St. Ed's from 1975 - 1985. Please keep the Ruda family in your prayers. ARLENE M. RUDA (nee Geiger), age 93, beloved wife of the late Stephen Sr.; loving mother of Arlene Glowe (David), Stephen Jr. (deceased) (Barbara), Sharon Morisky (Mark), and William (Andrea); dear grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 28; sister of the late Paul, Ralph, Jerome, Rita, Albert, Leonard, Ruth and Justina; aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many. Passed away August 22, 2020. Funeral Mass Friday, August 28, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village) at 11 A.M. (face masks required). Livestream of the Funeral Mass is available at https://boxcast.tv/view/arlene-ruda-funeral-545155 Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, THURSDAY 4-8 PM.where social distancing will be observed and face masks are required. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111 or Sisters of the Incarnate Word, 6618 Pearl Rd., Parma Hts., OH 44130. PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THE CDC'S GUIDELINES FOR LARGE GATHERINGS AND MONITORING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE FACILITY AT ONE TIME. PLEASE PLAN YOUR VISIT ACCORDINGLY AS YOU MAY BE ASKED TO WAIT BEFORE ENTERING THE FACILITY. FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN.
Aug 25, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Paula Scalley, wife of Brian Scalley, Class of 1970, mother of Timothy Scalley, Class of 2007, aunt of Edward McGlynn, Class of 2004, and Charles McGlynn, Class of 2006, sister-in-law of Kevin Scalley, Class of 1973, and the late Thomas McGlynn, Class of 1969. Also sister-in-law of Maureen Scalley McGlynn, substitute teacher at St. Edward High School. PAULA JUNE SCALLEY, 65, of Cleveland. Daughter of the late Paul Wilhelm and the late June Wilhelm (nee Riffle). Beloved wife of 37 years of Brian Scalley; loving mother of Lisa MacAleese (Richard) and Tim Scalley (Janet); proud grandmother of Nathan and Lily. Graduate of Mayfield High School, The College of Wooster and Case Western Reserve University School of Library Science. Passed away quietly at home on August 23. Former camp counselor, dress shop employee and librarian at CWRU Freiberger Library, Ernst and Whinney Accounting, the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company and St. Joseph Academy. Avid reader who loved children and animals, talented singer, seamstress and writer. Donations may be made to the Cleveland Food Bank, 15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland OH 44110 or www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org. Private ceremony for immediate family. (440) 333-9774 www.buschcares.com
Aug 24, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Stanley Baron, grandfather of Alexander Hageman, Class of 2016, and Michael Hageman, Class of 2019. Please keep the Baron and Hageman families in your prayers. STANLEY BARON, age 82, born 06/24/1938, passed away 08/15/2020. Baron III, Stanley died Aug. 15, 2020. Beloved husband of 49 years to the late Marie (Radschuk). Amazing father of Michelle (Kent) Hageman and James (Aliina) Baron. beloved grandfather to Alexander & Michael Hageman and Jackie Baron. brother to Ronald (Lil) Baron. Private Services. Memorial to Second Harvest Food Bank, 5510 Baumhart Road, Lorain, Ohio 44053. Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home for Funerals in Lorain assisted with the arrangements. www.boyercool.com
Aug 19, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert James Greene, Class of 1955. Please keep the Greene family in your prayers. Robert J. Greene, age 83, passed away gently at St. Mary’s Home at Felician Village after a prolonged journey with Alzheimer’s Disease. Bob was born on November 20, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the eldest child of Gardner Anthony and Catherine Mary (Noice) Greene. Bob attended St. Edward High School. He continued his education at Xavier University where he met his future wife Judy and lifelong friends Eileen and Dick Funk. On August 30, 1958 he married Judith A. Morthorst at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in San Mateo, CA. She preceded him in death in 2016. Bob worked for Sears Roebuck and Company for most of his three plus decade career, travelling frequently to China, Hong Kong, and Singapore in his role as a senior merchandise buyer. These trips in the 1970’s opened his eyes and heart to diverse cultures and people. Bob was a real do-it-yourselfer and loved working side-by side with his kids on a wide variety of projects, from tiling a hallway to building model rockets and engineering some of the fastest pinewood derby cars in boy scout history. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, canoeing, family events, reading, painting and importantly, the Chicago Bears. His inquisitive, can-do approach to life led to his finding a way to fix just about any problem “somehow”. Even after retiring to his home on Bear Lake in Wisconsin, Bob’s zest for life led to his taking a job as the conductor of the Lumberjack Steam Train in the nearby town of Laona. He had such fun and joy serving as a train conductor, it’s not surprising that years later while living at the nursing home, one could often hear Bob yell out “All Aboard!”. Bob is survived by his four children: Katherine (John), Margaret (George), Bob (Patty), and Thomas (Suzanne). He was an extraordinary father who taught his children to love and to “be kind” to all. His five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kate (Jonathan and Harrison), Christina, Sarah, and Katie, loved their “Pa” and brought much joy and love to his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gardner and Catherine Greene and two brothers, Charles and Thomas Greene. Bob was a man of great heart. His deep sense of caring and the warmth of his presence were tremendous gifts for all those who were fortunate to know him. He loved doing things with and for others. The final and greatest challenge of Bob’s life came slowly in the disease of Alzheimer’s. He faced this disease courageously; with strength, dignity, humility and love to all. Abundant grace flowed through him in his final years. He lived his life knowing God and his family, guided always by kindness and love. Bob will be greatly missed and warmly remembered. As one of his last acts of service, he donated his brain to Alzheimer’s Disease research with the fervent hope to contribute to a treatment. A Life Celebration Social for relatives and friends is tentatively being scheduled for the summer of 2021. An announcement will be made in the Herald Times Reporter prior to the Life Celebration Social. Sympathy cards and memorials may be sent to Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, 628 N. Water Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.harriganparksidefuneralhome.com The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Aug 10, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Fred Dzuban, Class of 1985, brother of Greg, Class of 1982, cousin of Bill Elbin, Class of 1981, Bob Elbin, Class of 1989, Rich Elbin, Class of 1996, and Sharon Donnelly (Dennis Donnelly '67). Please keep the Dzuban, Elbin and Donnelly families in your prayers. FREDERICK D. "FRED" DZUBAN, age 53, beloved husband of Amy (nee Rayzor); loving father of Brandon (Courtnee); much-loved "Pops" of Fiona Grace; cherished son of Julie (nee Fournier) and Donald J. Dzuban; dear brother of Pamela Swindell (Bill), Greg (Jill), and Ellen Lyczek (Greg); beloved nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Proud graduate of St. Edward High School Class of 1985. Passed away unexpectedly August 9, 2020. Funeral Mass Saturday, August 15, St. Brendan Church (4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted) at 10:30 A.M. where facemasks are required. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, FRIDAY 4-7 P.M. where social distancing will be observed and facemasks required. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Dzuban family would be appreciated. For online condolences and further visitation instructions, please visit www.chambersfuneral.com PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THE CDC'S GUIDELINES FOR LARGE GATHERINGS AND MONITORING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE FACILITY AT ONE TIME. PLEASE PLAN YOUR VISIT ACCORDINGLY AS YOU MAY BE ASKED TO WAIT BEFORE ENTERING THE FACILITY. FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN. THE FUNERAL MASS WILL ALSO BE LIVESTREAMED ON CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOMES FACEBOOK PAGE.
Aug 10, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mike Feigi, Class of 1954. Please keep the Feigi family in your prayers. MICHAEL STEPHEN FEIGI, age 84, of Strongsville, passed away Wednesday August 5, 2020. Cherished son of the late Michael Frank Feigi and Mary Rose Feigi (ne Leiblinger). Beloved husband of Gloria Ann (ne Howells) for 64 years. Loving father of Darlene Clarke (the late Keith), Michael B. Feigi (Mary Ellen), Carol Molnar (the late Ramon), and Diane Feigi (Andrea). Dearest grandfather of six and great-grandfather of six. Mike graduated from St. Edward High School in 1954, and thereafter, served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He had an expansive and successful career, working in data processing and co-owning, as well as operating a management information system (MIS) company in the 1980s. Mike had a deep faith in God that guided him throughout his life. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. VISITATION Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 2-6PM at JARDINE FUNERAL HOME 15822 PEARL ROAD STRONGSVILLE. FUNERAL MASS Monday, August 10, 2020 11AM at ST. MARY CHURCH of Berea. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice 18659 Drake Road, Strongsville, OH 44136. "May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest." www.jardinefh.com
Aug 10, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Moore, Class of 1966, brother of Jim, Class of 1962, Dan, Class of 1968, and Joe, Class of 1970; brother-in-law of Chris Ferry, Class of 1966 and Jim Cummings, Class of 1969. Please keep the Moore, Ferry and Cummings families in your prayers. On Thursday, July 30, 2020, JOHN D. MOORE,, loving devoted husband, father of three daughters, and grandfather of three girls, passed away at age 73. John was born on November 6, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents John (Jack) and Catherine S. Moore. Raised in Lakewood, OH, he was the second oldest of four boys. After graduating from St. Edward High School in 1966, John graduated from Xavier University. On October 8, 1971, he married his high school sweetheart Celia Ferry of Rocky River, OH. They left the Cleveland area in 1977 and moved to St. Louis, Missouri for his job before moving again in 1980 to Northern Virginia, where they raised their three daughters Jennifer, Kathleen, and Maureen. John established a successful and exciting career in real estate development with the Alan I. Kay Company, that included frequent domestic and international travels to locations such as Japan, Poland, Ukraine, Israel, Portugal and Angola. When at home, he and Celia were committed to raising their daughters and supporting their many activities and sports. He enjoyed vacations and time with the family, especially as it grew with sons in law and grandchildren. He was known for his humble but helpful advice, lively sense of humor, and generosity. As a true family man, he spent his time in retirement attending games and activities for his grandchildren and spending time with friends and family. John was preceded in death by his wife Celia, his father John, and his mother Catherine. He is survived by his three children Jennifer (Lee), Kathleen (Alex), and Maureen (Gus), and his three adored granddaughters Olivia, Cecelia, and Kira, and his siblings James, Daniel, and Joseph (Sandy). He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews for whom he loved very much. A mass will be held on Wednesday, August 12th at 12 PM at Church of the Nativity in Burke, VA, and a burial at Fairfax Memorial Park at 2 PM. A celebration of life for both John and Celia will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions to be made to the American Diabetes Association or St. Edward High School. FairfaxMemorialFuneralHome.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Aug 6, 2020 UPDATE HIGHLIGHTED IN RED BELOW Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patrick Gallagher, Class of 1966, brother of John Gallagher, Class of 1966, uncle of John Patterson, Class of 1988, Kevin Patterson, Class of 1991, Brian Carleton, Class of 1989, and Sean Carleton, Class of 1994, great uncle of Sean Patterson, Class of 2019, and Brendan Patterson, Class of 2021. Please keep the Gallagher, Patterson, and Carleton families in your prayers. PATRICK F. GALLGHER (Merrilee) passed away August 2, 2020 in Lansing Mi. Son of John E. and Mary E. (McNea) Gallagher both deceased. Brother of Maureen Carleton (Gary), Joan Patterson (John) and John Wm (Barbara). Uncle and Great Uncle. No services at this time.
Aug 6, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patrick Gallagher, Class of 1966, brother of John Gallagher, Class of 1966, uncle of John Patterson, Class of 1988, Kevin Patterson, Class of 1991, Brian Carleton, Class of 1989, and Sean Carleton, Class of 1994. Please keep the Gallagher, Patterson, and Carleton families in your prayers. PATRICK F. GALLGHER (Merrilee) passed away August 2, 2020 in Lansing Mi. Son of John E. and Mary E. (McNea) Gallagher both deceased. Brother of Maureen Carleton (Gary), Joan Patterson (John) and John Wm (Barbara). Uncle and Great Uncle. No services at this time.
Aug 5, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Brian Daw, Class of 1968, brother of Bill, Class of 1965, Tom, Class of 1969, and Rev. Tim Daw of St. Christopher's Church, who celebrated graduation Mass with our Class of 2020 students this past June; father-in-law of John Litten, Class of 1997; grandfather of Josh Litten, Class of 2021 and Brendan Litten, Class of 2023. Please keep the Daw and Litten families in your prayers. BRIAN PATRICK DAW, age 70. Loving husband of Patricia (nee Kowalski). Son of William (deceased) and Adelaine (Nee Schuster); brother of Bill, (Andrea, deceased), Tom (Margret), Sheila Hellyer (Larry), Michael (deceased), Rev. Tim Daw and Sharon Allen (Jim). Father of Carrie Litten (John), Rosie Miller (Matthew), Christopher (Tracy Brennan), Molly Moser (R.J.) and Peter. Second father to Erin Stack (Brian), Cathy McPhillips (Jim), T.J. (Marta Ordonez), Andrew, Matthew (Melanie Matty) and Mary Clare Milewski (Tom). Papa to twenty-three grandchildren, and Papa to two great-grandchildren. Also survived by his former wife Anne McEvoy. Passed away peacefully Aug. 3, 2020. Private Funeral Mass Friday Aug. 7th, St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River. Interment private. PUBLIC VISITATION AT ST. CHRISTOPHER CHURCH ON THURSDAY, Aug. 6th From 3 - 7 PM. SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FACE MASKS REQUIRED. Memorial contributions may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT. 84741 or GiGi's Playhouse Cleveland: earmarked for GiGi University, 15316 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH. 44107 gigisplayhouse.org/cleveland/
Aug 3, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Dan Koch, Class of 1963, on May 12, 2020. Please keep the Koch family in your prayers. DANIEL RICHARD KOCH, who died in Rocky River, OH on May 12 from heart failure at the age of 75, was a decorated officer, an Army Captain and Bronze Star recipient, who admirably served his country during the Vietnam War. To his family and friends, though, Dan's storied life encompassed achievements and goodwill across many personal and professional avenues. Although he was a natural storyteller-one who could regale his listeners with enumerable tales of serving in a war zone or humorous anecdotes of everyday life in Ohio-what none of us ever heard him discuss were his own successes, which were many. Dan was born in Lakewood, Ohio, on February 28, 1945. He graduated from St. Edward High School in 1963 and then earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Kent State University in 1967. Although he had been accepted to enroll the next year at the United States Military Academy (West Point), he chose to immediately participate in Kent State's Army ROTC program, from which he graduated at the top of his class, a feat that catapulted him into a position as a commissioned officer (2nd Lieutenant) in the Air Defense Artillery. In 1969, during the Vietnam War, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. After the war, he returned to Kent State, studying to become a medical technologist. His career in the medical field led him to Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, working first in the blood bank before being promoted to Supervisor in Hematology. During this period of his life, he also returned to the military by joining an Army Reserve medical unit in Parma, Ohio. Leveraging his GI Bill, Dan pursued graduate work in computer science at Cleveland State University, and upon completing his program in 1980, he transitioned into a new career field as a programmer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. While his professional endeavors there included major operations such as installing and maintaining PCs, training employees, researching prospective products, and performing networking projects, his former colleagues also readily note his memorable contributions as a popular building tour guide and an accomplished ballroom dancer. Remaining there in IT for the remainder of this career, he retired from the Federal Reserve in 2004 and moved to nearby Rocky River, Ohio, where he resided from 2007 until his passing. Even in his later years, he maintained an impactful presence in his community and was awarded Volunteer of the Year recently for his beloved service as the "Popcorn Man" at the Rocky River Senior Center's Friday movies. Renowned by friends and family as much for his dry wit as for his encyclopedic mind and photographic memory, Dan never made a point of showing off his razor-sharp mind. His interests were vast and diverse, ranging from Cleveland sports teams to vintage firearms to military history. In fact, he incurred a reputation among his peers for possessing the rare ability to vociferously debate nearly any topic germane to American politics or history with an air of respectful humility-a quality that is sorely lacking among many social circles nowadays. He is survived by his brother, David, and his sister, Martha. His other sister, Marcia, died in 1997. Interment of his ashes will take place at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on September 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT. If you choose to make a donation in memory of Dan, please make it to a cause of your own choosing even if it is not listed on this website: https://everloved.com/life-of/daniel-koch/donate/?flow=203
Jul 29, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dan Maley, Class of 1963. Please keep the Maley family in your prayers. DANIEL CHARLES MALEY, 75, passed away on July 23, 2020. He was born on June 2, 1945 in Berea, OH. He graduated from St. Mary's Elementary School in Berea and St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH. He attended Fenn College (now Cleveland State University) completing a three-year work/study program with Cleveland Twist Drill. In 1972, he moved to Phoenix, AZ, where he served as a police officer for four years. He then became the owner for 20 years of the former Lloyd's Marine in Mesa, AZ (now G & G Marine). After selling his boat business, he continued in the field as a manufacturer's rep for Marine Wholesale, covering territories from Phoenix to Tucson. He retired in 1998 and continued to enjoy boating; following the Diamondbacks, Cardinals, all ASU sports and car racing; and visiting military aircraft museums. He was an avid gardener with desert landscaping in his front yard and one-acre green back yard with many trees, including citrus. He was very proud of his Irish heritage. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout, served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the American Legion Post 555 in Marblehead, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Emmett and Lucy (Manning), and his first wife Peggy (Robeck). He is survived by his loving spouse Sandy (Ballard) to whom he was married 25 years; siblings Kathy Kracer (Dr. Richard), Patrick (Candace), Jim (Kathleen), Mary Stein (Rev. Rick), Eddie (Cheryl) and Kevin; step-children Kim Luyckx (Dr. Ben), Lori Paige (Tom); many beloved cousins, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Private service on July 30 at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mesa, AZ. Due to COVID-19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Dan's name to the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2946 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85234.
Jul 29, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ed Bourguignon, Class of 1953. Please keep the Bourguignon family in your prayers. EDWARD WAHL BOURGUIGNON, 84, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Ed was born on September 25, 1935, to Henry and Helen (Wahl) Bourguignon in Bay Village, Ohio, He was the third of five children and a member of the founding class of St. Edward High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Following a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Detroit and peacetime service in the U.S. Army, Ed married the love of his life, Marilyn Rose Markert, on September 30, 1961, at Christ the King Church in East Cleveland, Ohio. Ed and Marilyn lived happily together for nearly 60 years, raising five children in a big, old house on Oakhill Road in East Cleveland. Ed was deeply committed to his Catholic faith. He was a 50-year member of St. Louis (now Communion of Saints) Catholic Church, as well as a long-time leader in the Christian Life Community (CLC), receiving the CLC Development Award in 2019. Ed gave generously of his time, talent, and resources, serving many local community organizations and offering help without question. Ed spent much of his professional career at Glidden Paint, but his children and grandchildren experienced his engineering aptitude through his many creative fix-it projects, including the annual drilling of branches into bare spots in the Christmas tree. He loved to travel, and was lucky that Marilyn was willing to spend many a summer vacation camping with him, the five kids, a dog, a station wagon, a canoe, a chuck box he had built from an old ping-pong table, and an old, used tent. (The travels became a bit more deluxe after the kids grew up.) He invested in an early home movie camera and documented all the family celebrations, delighting in later years in sharing them with his grandchildren. Ed had a wide circle of friends and will be missed. Survivors include Ed's wife, Marilyn Rose (Markert) Bourguignon; five children: Mary (Steven Daschle), Ann (Dan Van Auker), Ed (Anndee Huegel), Katherine (Regis Bailly), and Margaret; nine grandchildren: Edward and Albert Daschle, Ella and Rosalind Van Auker, Claire and Harrison Bourguignon, Guillaume and Gabrielle Bailly, and Maya Bourguignon; and his brother, Henry Bourguignon (Cheryl). "Well done, good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:21 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ed's name to the Campaign for Jesuit Senior Healthcare (www.jesuitsmidwest.org) or Cleveland MetroParks (https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/support/donate). Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann Church of Communion of Saints Parish, 2175 Coventry Rd., Cleveland, OH 44118. Interment All Souls Cemetery, 10366 Chardon Road. The family will receive friends AT THE CHURCH FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. UNTIL MASS TIME. For those unable to attend, the Mass it will be live streamed on the funeral home website. Please sign the Tribute Wall and view the Mass at: schultemahonmurphy.com
Jul 29, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Frank Corrigan, Class of 1960. Please keep the Corrigan family in your prayers. FRANK M. CORRIGAN, 78, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 19, 2020. He was born February 17, 1942, in Cleveland, to the late Francis and Marsalite (Seibel) Corrigan. Frank worked for Bearings Inc. in applied technologies for 50 years, retiring in 2010. He belonged to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. He loved to follow St. Edward High School sports teams his whole life, never missing a game. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially his cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patsy Corrigan. The family will have a private Mass of Christian Burial for Frank at St. Ambrose Parish in Brunswick. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107. To leave online condolences, please visit www.waitefuneralhome. com. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Jul 28, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Brian Sokol, Class of 1977, brother of Dave, Class of 1980. Please keep the Sokol family in your prayers. BRIAN VINCENT SOKOL, 60, of Vermilion, died Monday, July 27, 2020 at his home after a seven month battle with brain cancer. He was born August 16, 1959 in Ashtabula and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 15 years since moving from Westlake. Brian graduated from St. Edward High School and received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Bowling Green State University. He was a passionate entrepreneur and developed a number of consumer and industrial products. He finished his career as a professor with Bowling Green State University in their entrepreneurial studies program. He was a past member of St. Brendan Parish, North Olmsted and had attended St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion. Brian was also a member of Avon Oaks Country Club and was a passionate golfer and a very talented guitar player. Most of all, he loved his three girls and family with all his heart. Traditional holidays were his favorite time of year. He is survived by his daughters, Brittany (Richard ) Matousek of North Ridgeville, Bethany Sokol of Vermilion, and Brianna Sokol of Vermilion; mother, Audrey (nee Kollen) Sokol of Avon Lake; brother, David (Sherry) Sokol of Vermilion; sister, Carol (Paul) Wittkopf of North Ridgeville; nieces, Jessica (Peter) Spachner, Katelyn Sokol, Hannah Wittkopf; and Mary Wittkopf; nephew, Matthew (Lindy) Sokol; and his loving partner, Julie Erker. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Michael Sokol. Private family services will be held.
Jul 28, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of John Jurca, Class of 1955, on Feb. 1, 2020. Please keep the Jurca family in your prayers. JOHN JAMES JURCA, age 82, born August 6, 1937, passed away Feb, 1, 2020. John is survived by his loving wife Jane (Anderson), Daughters Desiree (Chris) Weeden, Sharon (Charles)Nichols, stepdaughter Tina (James) Weeden and their mother Della (Danner), grandchildren Abigail Weeden (Kyle Liptak), Steven and Eric Nichols, siblings Marlene (Joseph) Witouski, Ken (Debbie) Jurca. Preceded in death by his parents John and Sophie and his brother Larry (MaryAnn). Burial will take place at Western Reserve Military Cemetery on Feb. 26 at 12:30 pm. A life celebration will take place at the Krabill Lodge 7597 Ballash Rd., Medina immediately following ceremony.
Jul 20, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jane Wessel Lang, grandmother of James Elios, Class of 2022. Please keep the Lang and Elios families in your prayers. JANE WESSEL LANG, nee Jane Breckenridge Beach, age 79, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, July 12, 2020 after courageously battling cancer for nearly five years. Born in Richmond, VA, Jane was the youngest of three children to parents Stephen and Virginia Beach, of Cleveland, OH. The family moved to Bay Village, OH when Jane was very young, and she grew up there, eventually graduating from Bay High School. She then went on to Skidmore College to pursue a degree in music before transferring in her junior year to the University of Michigan, where she was a star opera singer. It was on the stage, playing the lead role in Carmen, where she met Kenneth E. Miesen, who she later married. They had three daughters, Solveig (James) Elios, Caitlin (Leopoldo) Gout, and Alexis (Dakota) Gallivan. Later in life, she married Anthony (Tony) F. Lang. They enjoyed 12 years together until her passing. Throughout Jane's life, she was an active participant and patron of music and the arts. She continued to sing at weddings, events and in church choirs, and she generously supported a variety of cultural organizations - including Bay Arts, which her mother helped establish in 1948, and the New York City Ballet. As a naturally curious and fun-loving person, she continually sought new friendships and adventures through social events, travel, and new hobbies like vintage cars, golf, playing the ukulele, and watercolors. An extraordinary mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend to all, Jane was gracious, intelligent, kind, beautiful, funny, strong, creative, and most of all, deeply loving. She is survived by her husband, Tony, her three daughters, six grandchildren, her older brother Rev. Dr. George K. (Barbara) Beach, and her older sister, Ann Preston. The family will have a private graveside service at Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to join in the celebration of Jane's life at a reception on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 4-7pm at Westwood Country Club, 22625 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Bay Arts in Bay Village, Ohio, or to the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM).
Jul 18, 2020 Dear Faculty & Staff: Below is the death notice of Jim Brogan, Class of 1955, father of James Brogan, Class of 1980. Please keep the Brogan family in your prayers. JAMES E. BROGAN age 83, loving husband of Judy Brogan (nee Gibbons), beloved father of Mary, Jimmy (Linda), Kathy McIntyre, Dan (Linda), John (Liz Howe), Tim (Lisa), Mike (Kara), Patrick (Corinne); Dear grandpa of 18 and great grandpa of 4; brother of John Brogan (deceased) and sister of Kathryn Ostermann (deceased). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family Thursday, July 16, 2020. Due to the Covid - 19 Health Crisis, there will be a private Funeral Mass and Burial for his family. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.), SUNDAY July 19th from 1 - 4 PM. WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED. TO LEAVE A CONDOLENCE OR SHARE MEMORIES WITH THE FAMILY PLEASE REFER TO www.mcgorray-hanna.com. Family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of one's choice.
Jul 14, 2020 Dear Faculty & Staff: Below is the death notice of Cynthia Kirwan, mother of Brett, Class of 2000, and Todd, Class of 2003. Please keep the Kirwan family in your prayers. CYNTHIA MARY (KAYE) KIRWAN peacefully went to be with God on July 11, 2020, surrounded by her family. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., she was born on May 15, 1954, and was raised in the Polish neighborhood of Black Rock and Williamsville. She later lived in Crofton, Md.; Avon Lake, Ohio; and St. James, N.C. She was a lifelong devoted Catholic. She believed in and was sustained by the power of prayer and the Eucharist. Cindy always seemed to be in motion, keeping busy with her passions of golf, figure skating, and volunteering. She was intelligent, precise, hard-working, friendly, thoughtful, generous, and competitive. She attended Williamsville South High School and earned degrees in education at Buffalo State University and the University of Maryland. She was a teacher in Crofton and Avon Lake for 22 years. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Rob; children Brett (Hilary), Todd (Trish), and Alanna (Jordan) Harper; grandchildren Vivienne, John, and Maeve; and sisters Barb and Sue. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. Her immediate family will hold a private Mass of Christian Burial with a public memorial service and celebration of life to follow in spring 2021. Condolences may be offered on-line at: www.brunswickfuneralservice.com Brunswick Funeral Service, Southport/Oak Island Chapel.
Jul 14, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mark Winterich, Class of 1972, brother of Jim, Class of 1965, and the late Dave, Class of 1971; brother-in-law of D. Michael Kelly, Class of 1966. Please keep the Winterich and Kelly families in your prayers. MARK J. WINTERICH, age 66. Dear father of Alex Winterich (Athena); grandfather of Calista and River; dear brother of James A. (Cheryl), Mary Jane Kelly (D. Michael), Susan Wait (Tom), Karen Carlin (Tim) and the late David (Mary Beth, living) and uncle and great-uncle to many. Memorial Contributions may be forwarded to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106. Mass of Christian Burial St. Luke Catholic Church, 1212 Bunts Road, Lakewood, OH, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 10 am. (please meet at church). www.buschcares.com (440) 333-9774
Jul 14, 2020 UPDATE Dear Alumni: Previously an obituary was sent out for Mary Rose Kelly; however, the below obituary now announces her Memorial Mass scheduled for August 15 at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village, at 10:00 a.m. * * * * * * * * * * Below is the death notice of Mary Rose Kelly, mother of Marty, Class of 1973, and Pat, Class of 1977; grandmother of Marty Kelly, Class of 2004, Pat Kelly, Class of 2010, and Jack Kelly, Class of 2012; also grandmother-in-law of Joe Smith, Class of 2001. Please keep the Kelly and Smith families in your prayers. MARY ROSE KELLY (nee Campbell), age 92, beloved wife of the late Martin J.; loving mother of Martin (Mary Kay) and Pat (Julie); grandmother of Kaitlyn Smith (Joe), Marty (Kristin), Patrick (Katie), Jack and Anne; great-grandmother of Moira and Owen Smith and Sofia Kelly and Kaelyn Kelly; daughter of the late Bridget (nee Conway) and Patrick Campbell of Ballycroy, Co. Mayo, Ireland; sister of Helen Niedoba (Ed, deceased) and the late Kathleen Rieger (John), Rhea Piper, Agnes Royer (Elmer) and Msgr. Thomas Campbell; sister-in-law of the late Catherine (McCarthy) Schneider and Margaret Mary McGovern; beloved aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many. Passed away June 14, 2020. Memorial Mass Saturday, August 15, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village) at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kairos Retreat Program at St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107 or the Kairos Retreat Program at Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED (216) 251-6566. For online condolences, please visit: www.chambersfuneral.com. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift please click here.
Jul 13, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the obituary for Cheryl Quigley, wife of Tim Quigley, Class of 1967. Please keep the Quigley family in your prayers. CHERYL G. QUIGLEY (nee Gaiser), 66, of Vermilion, died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Independence Village, Avon Lake, after an 8 year illness. She was born April 3,1954 in Middleburg Heights and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 20 years moving from Rocky River. Cheryl had a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Capital University and an EMBA from Baldwin Wallace University. She was manager of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Fairview Hospital for most of her career. She later worked in Quality Control and Training and Development. She enjoyed sailing, baking, gardening, and flowers and was an avid reader. She is survived by her husband, Timothy P. Quigley of Vermilion; step daughter and her husband, Louise Quigley and George Coleman of Fairview Park; step son, Patrick Quigley of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and a brother, Paul Lee Gaiser of Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul L.and Dora (nee Jedick) Gaiser. The family will receive friends for a (COVID-19 approved) drive thru visitation on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street Vermilion, Ohio. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association , 37309 Harvest Drive, Avon, Ohio 44011 or online at alz.org/cleveland/donate. Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com
Jul 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the obituary for Kathleen Collins, mother of Kevin, Class of 1968, and the late Dennis, Class of 1963. Please keep the Collins' family in your prayers. KATHLEEN VERNICA COLLINS (nee O'Malley) passed away July 4th, 2020. Born to Michael and Mary O'Malley (Ginley) on September 23, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio. Loving wife of Edward Collins (deceased) devoted mother of Dennis (deceased) (Jeanne), Kevin (Margaret) Collins and Marikate (Robert) Wazevich. Grandmother to: Jennifer (Robert Mason), Kathleen, Michael Collins. Kathleen, Alexander, Robert, Margaret and Bridget Wazevich. Sister of William O'Malley (Margaret & Victoria), Margaret DuChez (Louis), Mary Staab (Wilbur), Eileen Szaller (Frank). All deceased. Aunt Ronnie joins Ed's sisters: Rita Patton (John), Marge Conway (Jack), Therese McGoun (Ed). All deceased. If they were the greatest generation, then we were the luckiest! To place no one at risk, immediate family will celebrate Veronica's life at St. Christopher Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. All Services Private. Special thanks to The Welsh Home and to caregivers Darlene Gonzalez, Nichole Tick and Valerie Hughey. Donations in Veronica's name may be made to: American Heart Association, 1375 E. 9th St. #600, Cleveland, OH 44114.
Jul 1, 2020 Here is Robert Lawrence Hayton Sr.’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Robert Lawrence Hayton Sr. (Lakewood, Ohio), who passed away on June 14, 2020 at the age of 81. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family. He was loved and cherished by many people including : his wife Kathleen; his children, Jacqueline Madisen (Jeff), Robert Lawrence Jr., Deborah Ropas (Jim), Joseph (Connie), Sandra Cirino and Kathleen Linderman (Todd); his brother Kenneth Hayton of Texas; and his brothers-in-law, James P. Kane (Betty Jane) of Parma and John J. Kane of Texas. Visitation was held on Sunday, June 21st 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Hanna Funeral Home (25620 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145). A funeral mass was held on Monday, June 22nd 2020 at 10:00 AM at the St. Clement Church (2022 Lincoln Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107). ?
Jul 1, 2020 Robert Pierce Saxer, age 85, passed away on June 22, 2020. Robert was born on June 22, 1935 in Lakewood, Ohio to the late Raymond and Lillian (Ryan) Saxer. He served his country proudly as a member of the US Army where he was stationed in Korea after the war. Robert was a member of the very first graduating class of St. Edward High School in 1953 and went on to achieve his Doctorate degree at Cleveland Marshall Law School which he used to become a well-respected labor relations attorney. He married the love of his life, Rosemary (Rieke) and together they raised their family in St. Louis. Robert was a deeply faithful man who was an active member of Holy Martyrs Catholic Church for over 15 years. He loved gardening, classic movies, and was an avid reader of real-life Historical books but anyone who knew him knew how proud he was of his wonderful family. Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Rosemary; two fine sons, Matt and Mark Saxer, and a lifetime of friends and colleagues. He is preceded in death by his son, David Saxer and his parents, Raymond and Lillian Saxer. A funeral service will be held at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256 on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory will be gratefully accepted to: David Saxer Memorial Scholarship at Chaminade College Preparatory School, 425 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131. Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com for the family.
Jun 24, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the obituary for Eileen Trinette Maynard, mother of Mike Maynard, Class of 1972. Please keep the Maynard family in your prayers. EILEEN TRINETTE MAYNARD, age 97, beloved wife of the late Buford "Bud": loving mother of Thomas B (Sharon, Dec), Timothy (Ernie Stone), Cathy DeBlander Wolf (Bob), Mark, Michael (Bonnie), John T. (Patti), and Chris (Jim, Dec); grandmother of 6; great grandmother of 8; Eileen loved the Indians and would take the street car to watch games at League Park. She enjoyed spending her winters in Bonita Springs, Florida with Bud. Eileen loved all things Frank Sinatra but most importantly, spending time with her family. Friends may call on Saturday, June 27, at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd., from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, with a memorial service immediately following. Interment Private. All Covid-19 procedures will be in place. 440-331-0500
Jun 24, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the obituary for Eileen Trinette Maynard, mother of Mike Maynard, Class of 1972. Please keep the Maynard family in your prayers. EILEEN TRINETTE MAYNARD, age 97, beloved wife of the late Buford "Bud": loving mother of Thomas B (Sharon, Dec), Timothy (Ernie Stone), Cathy DeBlander Wolf (Bob), Mark, Michael (Bonnie), John T. (Patti), and Chris (Jim, Dec); grandmother of 6; great grandmother of 8; Eileen loved the Indians and would take the street car to watch games at League Park. She enjoyed spending her winters in Bonita Springs, Florida with Bud. Eileen loved all things Frank Sinatra but most importantly, spending time with her family. Friends may call at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a memorial service immediately following. Interment Private.
Jun 23, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Jim Imburgia, Class of 1962, father of Vince, Class of 1992. Please keep the Imburgia family in your prayers. JAMES A. IMBURGIA, beloved husband of Gloria (nee Grilly). Loving father of Vincent, Karen Kwiatkowski (Ryan), David and Peter. Cherished grandfather of Matthew (Leigh), Justin and Joshua Imburgia and Summer Kwiatkowski. Great grandpa of James Vincent. Dear brother of Russell (late Mary Ann), Sr. Susan CSJ and Nanci. U.S. Army Veteran. Mass of Christian Burial, Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish, 6455 Engle Road, Brook Park, OH Wednesday June 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Friends received Tuesday 4 - 8 PM (with social distancing and masks) at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).
Jun 23, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Don Dormody, Class of 1960, brother of Denny, Class of 1964. Please keep the Dormody family in your prayers. DONALD JAMES DORMODY, age 78, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2020. Donald was born on June 12, 1942 to the late Donald and Peggy (Tighe Clark) in Cleveland, Ohio. Donald attended Ohio University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and went on to a long career as a stock broker. He married the love of his life, Karen, and they raised their wonderful family during their 41 years of marriage. He was a caring husband, father and grandfather. Donald was a true original with a great zest for life and will be greatly missed. Besides his family, he loved the Cleveland Browns, golf and Bob Dylan. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Erica (Kevin) Loomis; sons Damon (Lauren) Dormody and Colin (Stefanie) Dormody; grandchildren Tyler and Annalise Loomis, Chase and Hunter Dormody, and Carter Dormody; sister Jeanette LaVriha (Norm); brother Dennis Dormody; mother-in-law Eileen Quine; and a lifetime of cherished friends. He is preceded in death by his treasured wife, Karen (Quine) Dormody and his parents. Services will be private due to social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Donald's memory to Southwest General Hospice Services. Online condolences may be left by family and friends at www.waitefuneralhome.com
Jun 22, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Grey, grandfather of Joey Zacharyasz, Class of 2020. JOHN JOSEPH GREY, age 77, beloved husband of Linda (nee Lubowicz), loving father of Lisa Zacharyasz (Gene) and Jeffery Grey (Kim), dear grandfather of Lauren and Joey Zacharyasz, Zoe and Piper Grey, brother of the late Tom Grey. Loving brother-in-law and uncle of many. John was a Fastener Engineer with Ohio Nut & Bolt, Bowman Distribution and President of Fastener Consulting Services. Funeral Service and Burial Private. Final resting place Woodvale Cemetery, Middleburg Heights, Ohio.
Jun 18, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Michael "Mike" Setta, brother of Scott, Class of 1987, and uncle of Dylan Setta, Class of 2014. Please keep the Setta family in your prayers. MICHAEL M. "MIKE" SETTA, age 59. Beloved son of Noreen (nee Skaroupka) and Mike; loving brother of Shari Lahm (Jim), Lisa Kramer (the late Daniel), Scott (Colleen), Jennifer and Matt (Mary); loving uncle to many nieces and nephews; great-uncle to five. Graduate of St. Ignatius High School Class of 1978 and University of Dayton. Passed away June 16, 2020. Memorial Mass Friday, June 26, St. Patrick Church (West Park) at 10 A.M. Memorial contributions in Mike's name may be made to the Cleveland Metroparks Trails Fund, 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44144. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 216-251-6566. THE MEMORIAL MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON OUR CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOMES FACEBOOK PAGE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 26, FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE UNCOMFORTABLE ATTENDING THE MASS BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
Jun 17, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Rose Kelly, mother of Marty, Class of 1973, and Pat, Class of 1977; grandmother of Marty Kelly, Class of 2004, Pat Kelly, Class of 2010, and Jack Kelly, Class of 2012; also grandmother-in-law of Joe Smith, Class of 2001. Please keep the Kelly and Smith families in your prayers. MARY ROSE KELLY (nee Campbell), age 92, beloved wife of the late Martin J.; loving mother of Martin (Mary Kay) and Pat (Julie); grandmother of Kaitlyn Smith (Joe), Marty (Kristin), Patrick (Katie), Jack and Anne; great-grandmother of Moira and Owen Smith and Sofia Kelly and Kaelyn Kelly; daughter of the late Bridget (nee Conway) and Patrick Campbell of Ballycroy, Co. Mayo, Ireland; sister of Helen Niedoba (Ed, deceased) and the late Kathleen Rieger (John), Rhea Piper, Agnes Royer (Elmer) and Msgr. Thomas Campbell; sister-in-law of the late Catherine (McCarthy) Schneider and Margaret Mary McGovern; beloved aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many. Passed away June 14, 2020. A Memorial Mass will be announced by the family later this summer. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED. For online condolences, please visit: www.chambersfuneral.com.
Jun 15, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patti Michalko, mother of Brian, Class of 1997; wife of Paul, St. Ed's Athletic Director from 2001-2016, assistant football coach for the 1993-1994 season, and assistant basketball coach for several years during the mid-90s. Please keep the Michalko family in your prayers. PATRICIA L. "PATTI" MICHALKO (nee DeLuca), age 67. Beloved wife of Paul J.; loving mother of Brian; daughter of the late Louise (nee Calore) and Michael DeLuca; sister of Rose Marie D'Amico (Bill), Joanne Siford and Michael DeLuca (Sharon); aunt, great-aunt and friend of many. Patti was a devoted and longtime supporter of St. Edward High School. Passed away June 11, 2020 surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass Saturday, June 20, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village) at 9 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment private Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., FRIDAY 3-7 P.M. WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED AND FACE MASKS ARE ENCOURAGED. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation (RACF), P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101. PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THE CDC'S GUIDELINES FOR LARGE GATHERINGS AND MONITORING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE FACILITY AT ONE TIME. PLEASE PLAN YOUR VISIT ACCORDINGLY AS YOU MAY BE ASKED TO WAIT BEFORE ENTERING THE FACILITY. FACEMASKS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE WORN. THE FUNERAL MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON OUR CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE UNCOMFORTABLE TO BE PHYSICALLY AT THE CHURCH.
Jun 12, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Annette Riess, sister of Br. James Spooner, C.S.C., '64, past Principal at St. Edward High School from 1988-1993, past President from 1988-2000, and Trustee from 1988-2000. Currently, Associate Principal of Archbishop Hoban High School. Please keep the Riess and Spooner families in your prayers. ANNETTE RIESS (nee Spooner), age 91 of Brook Park, passed away peacefully June 09, 2020. Annette is preceded in death by Raymond, her beloved husband of 44 years. Devoted mother of Raymond (Linda), Mary Beth LaPlante MD , Nancy (Paul) Todys and Edward (Gayle). Loving sister of Dorothy (Joseph) Crago, Margaret (Don) Voelker (both deceased), Katherine (Sam) Yohe, and Br. James Spooner C.S.C. Cherished Grandmother of 10. The family received friends to celebrate Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Bosco Church 6480 Pearl Rd Parma Hts, 44130 Saturday June 13 at 1130 processing to Holy Cross Cemetery for burial. In lieu of flowers the family recommends contributions in memory of Annette Riess to the Brothers of Holy Cross Retirement Fund, PO Box 460, Notre Dame IN 46556, Attn: Br. Roy Smith C.S.C. 1-877-HUMENIK, HumenikFuneralChapel.com
Jun 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Ed Hackett, Class of 1954. Please keep the Hackett family in your prayers. EDWARD J. HACKETT, age 83, of Toledo, passed away May 4, 2020. Edward was born to Thomas and Ethel (Tennant) Hackett on June 9, 1936, in Cleveland, OH. Edward is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara J. (Welliver). They married on March 17, 1956. He had six children, Michelle (Ben) Deccola, Monica (Kevin) Kolovich, Maurita (Sanford) Mendelson, Maureen (Roman) Oliynyk, Edward and Mark Hackett. He had twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Edward was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas F. Hackett. He graduated from St. Edward High School, Lakewood, OH in 1954. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve) and received an honorable discharge in 1959. While supporting his family, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1967, after attending night classes. He worked in Industrial Sales for several companies in Cleveland and Chicago, including Robert Irsay Co., writing proposals for refrigeration and heating systems. Due to the current circumstances, funeral services will be private. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com
Jun 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Leo Hill, Class of 1978, brother of Brian, Class of 1980, uncle of Neil Egan, III, Class of 1996, and Kevin Egan, Class of 1998; great uncle of Chris Reitz, Class of 2021. Please keep the Hill, Egan and Reitz families in your prayers. LEO B. HILL passed away suddenly on June 2, 2020. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1960. Son of the late Leo A. Hill and the late Phillis C. Hill (nee Delahunty). Father of Molly, Leo C., Colin, and Quinn. Brother of Brian Hill, uncle of Neil and Kevin Egan, and great uncle of Christopher Reitz. The family will celebrate a private Funeral Mass. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107.
Jun 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Eric "Rick" Marquardt, Class of 1966; father of Eric, Jr., Class of 1986; brother of Gary, Class of 1968, Fred, Class of 1969, Dan, Class of 1974, and Harry, Class of 1980; also uncle of Joseph Marquardt, Class of 1996. Please keep the Marquardt family in your prayers. ERIC F. "RICK" MARQUARDT, age 72. Passed away quietly at home on June 8th. Loving dad of Eric Jr. (Robin), Becky (Dan) Milligan, Tara (Brendan) Kane and Colleen (Mark) Yuhasz. Cherished papa of Gillian, Tyler, Reese, Alex, Andy, Allison, Alycia, Brendan Jr., Bridget, Kevin, Macey, Haley and Maddy. Great papa of Christopher, Evelyn and Elianna. Former husband of Cathy Coates. Brother of Gary (Pam), Fred (Sue), Susan (David) Lopatkovich, Gretchen (Nick) Badza, Dan (Maureen), Vicki (Chuck) Kletecka, Harry (Robin) and Rosanne (David) Stepanek who took care of him always to the end. Uncle and great uncle of many. Loyal to GAMBLING, GEPPETTOS AND GOLF. Family will receive friends at the David Martens & Son Funeral Home 4175 Rocky River Drive (between Lorain & Puritas) on THURSDAY from 4-8 p.m. Online condolences at davidmartensfh.com 216-941-1772.
Jun 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Karl Kuhn, father of Bob Kuhn, Class of 2004, and brother-in-law of Jack Dorenkott, Class of 1969. Please keep the Kuhn and Dorenkott families in your prayers. KARL KUHN, age 72, of Rocky River, passed away suddenly May 23, 2020. Beloved husband of Mary Anne (nee Dorenkott) for 48 years; cherished dad of Bob and Ae Ja; loving son of the late Robert and Vera (nee Kindinger) of Shelby, Ohio; dear brother in law of Jim, Bob (deceased) and Jack (Debbie); graduated from Case Western Reserve '69 BS, Northeastern University '76 MSEE and '87 MBA. Karl enjoyed volunteering and was active at St. Christopher Parish as a Eucharistic minister, member of Normandy communion service team, parish council and committee for Centennial Capital Campaign and 2 mission trips to El Salvador. Karl volunteered at the Rocky River Senior Center in the computer lab and was volunteer of the year in 2011. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Christopher Centennial Capital Campaign, 20141 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated with the family.
Jun 8, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Elaine Dubecky, mother of John, Class of 1973, Jeff, Class of 1979, and Greg, Class of 1985; grandmother of Marty, Class of 2021. Please keep the Dubecky family in your prayers. ELAINE S. DUBECKY (nee Mullen), age 89, beloved wife of the late John E.; loving mother of Noreen, John (Kathy), Colleen Dawson (Wayne), Therese, Jeff (Danielle) and Greg (Paula); dear grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 12; daughter of the late Josephine (nee Koenig) and James Mullen; sister of Colleen Schauer (Joseph); aunt and great-aunt of many. Mrs. Dubecky was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother always helping her family through life's journeys and enjoyed her endless time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was known as the "Sacred Heart Lady." Her devotion to the Sacred Heart led her to share the Sacred Heart Badge with everyone she met including those in need of comfort and faith. She has touched so many lives and will be deeply missed but her spirit will remain in our hearts forever. She was a founding parishioner and devoted member of St. Brendan Church and was an influential part of the success of Budget Air HVAC which she proudly helped operate with her husband, John. Passed away June 3, 2020. Funeral Mass Monday, June 8, St. Brendan Church (4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted) at 10 A.M. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED (29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD.) SUNDAY 2-5 P.M. WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED AND FACEMASKS ARE ENCOURAGED. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Brendan Church. For online condolences and further visitation instructions, please visit: www.chambersfuneral.com
Jun 3, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Tom Hoven, Class of 1977. Below is his obituary and a letter written by Patty Hoven, Tom's wife. ************************* It is with great sadness that I regret to inform you of the death of a St. Edward High School alumnus, Thomas J. Hoven, Class of 1977. Tom passed away peacefully at home in the arms of his wife, Patty, and surrounded by loved ones on December 28th, 2019 after a valiant 15-month battle with glioblastoma. Tom loved his days at St. Eds and always spoke of them fondly. Winning the Spirit Award was a highlight for him and his trophy remains displayed in our home until this day. Tom was a loving, kind, and generous man who is missed by so many. No doubt he's listening to some great blues music in heaven and playing along on his harmonica. Sincerely, Patty Hoven THOMAS JAMES HOVEN age 60, of Willowick, passed away December 28, 2019. He was born in Cleveland, on February 20, 1959 to the late John and Jeanne Hoven. He was a loving husband, a kind and generous man. Tom will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hoven; siblings, Francis (Agnes) Hoven, Charles Hoven, and Mary Jo (Jane) Hoven; and his beloved in-laws, Mary (Gregory) Leugers, Michael (Nancy) Poyle, Margo Stouffer, Celeste (Robert) Parsons, and Michelle (Joseph, MD) Blanda MD; and many nieces and nephews, Michael Stouffer, Mark Stouffer, Rachel Blanda, Jennifer Blanda MD, Bella Stouffer, Chloe Stouffer, and Chase Bloniarz. He was preceded in death by Joseph Blanda and Margie Hoven. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 10am at Sts. Robert and William Catholic Parish, 367 East 260th Street in Euclid. Private burial to follow. Arrangements entrusted to the Monreal Srnick Funeral Home.
May 31, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Peter Leneghan, Class of 1982. Please keep the Leneghan family in your prayers. PETER P. LENEGHAN, 56, Beloved son of Bridget (nee Campbell) and the late Bartley. Creator of Treehouse and Stonemad Pub. Dear brother of Bart (Mary Pat), Mary Kay Skuhrovec, Patricia Gouker (Joseph), Margaret Osborn (Daniel) and Thomas (Norah); devoted friend of Eileen Sammon; uncle of Mary Ellen, Bartley and Brian Leneghan, Joseph and Bridget Gouker, John Patrick, Shane and Sarah Skuhrovec, Conor, Kate and Tess Osborn and Fionn Leneghan. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday June 3, 2020 at St. Colman Church at 11 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve. Friends may call at ST. COLMAN CHURCH FROM 1-6 PM TUESDAY June 2, 2020.
May 29, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Phillis Carmel Hill, mother of Leo B, Class of 1978, and Brian, Class of 1980; grandmother of Neil Egan, III, Class of 1996, and Kevin Egan, Class of 1998; also, great-grandmother of Chris Reitz, Class of 2021. Please keep the Hill, Egan and Reitz familes in your prayers. PHILLIS CARMEL HILL (nee Delahunty) passed away peacefully on May 27, 2020. Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1928. Daughter of the late Anne (nee Flanagan) and Patrick J. Delahunty. Married 60 years to Leo A. Hill (dec'd). Emigrated to America in October 1950. Mother of Deirdre Hill-Brown (Richard Brown, dec'd), Riana Hummer (Tom Hummer), Una (dec'd 1954), Sheila Matias (Reggie Matias), Brenda Egan (Neil Egan), Leo B. Hill and Brian Hill (Mary O'Malley). Grandmother of 20 and Great-Grandmother of 17. The family will celebrate a private Funeral Mass. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 or the Alzheimer's Assoc., 23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300, Beachwood, OH 44122.
May 28, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of George Woyansky, Sr., Class of 1961. Please keep the Woyansky family in your prayers. GEORGE J. WOYANSKY, SR. passed away peacefully at home at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Diane M. (nee Kurt). Dear father of George J. Jr. (Jeannine), Sara Blake and Jennifer (Tony) Roman. Brother to Ruth (Roger) Williams and the late Betty Misencik and Rita Schroder. Cherished grandfather to Maddie, Ethan, Caleb, Mason, Kellen and Ava. Funeral Services were Private.
May 26, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joan Conrad, mother of Ed, III, Class of 1974. Please keep the Conrad family in your prayers. JOAN A. CONRAD, 88, of Westlake, OH, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March, 31, 2020. Joan was born December 27, 1931 in Cleveland, OH, to the late James P. Dever and Bridget (Lavelle) Dever and was a lifelong Cleveland resident. Beloved wife for 64 years of the love of her life, the late Edward J. Conrad, Jr.; loving mother of Edward, III (Linda), Mary Jo (Mike), Sharon, Robert (Laurel), grandchildren Mark, Brad, Jeffrey, Megan, Christopher, Kerry (Andrew), Courtney and Carolyn and great-grandchildren, Ayden, Ashton and Kolten. She was preceded in death by her sister, Anna May, her brothers James, John and Eugene Dever and grandson, Matthew C. Morse. Joan attended St. Joseph's Academy and was the Senior Class President graduating in 1949. She attended Notre Dame College on a scholarship. She worked for the FBI in Cleveland before working in Ed's family business, Conrad's Church Goods. She and Ed founded Conrad's Automotive Tire and Car Care Center, Inc in 1969, growing the business from one location to over 37. She travelled extensively throughout the world and took her whole family to Ireland in 2007. Joan enjoyed social gatherings and always had a joke to share with friends and family. The family will hold a private interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery. A funeral mass and celebration of Joan's life will be held at a later date. Family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111, Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, 2600 Lander Rd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124 or Monastery of Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland OH 44111.
May 26, 2020 CELIA F. MOORE (nee Ferry). On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Celia F. Moore, loving wife, mother of three daughters, and grandmother of three girls, passed away at age 70. Celia was born on October 5, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Thomas J. Ferry and Noreene H. Ferry. Raised in Rocky River, OH, she was the second oldest of six children. After graduating from Magnificat High School in 1967, Celia graduated from Miami University in 1971. On October 8, 1971, she married John D. Moore of Lakewood, OH. They moved to Northern Virginia in 1980 and raised their three daughters Jennifer, Kathleen, and Maureen. Celia committed herself to raising her children and truly enjoyed spending her time with her family. She enjoyed beach vacations with her family and making memories with close friends. She was known for her beauty, sharp wit, and generous spirit. Celia also was an avid reader and a frequent visitor of her local library. Celia was preceded in death by her father, Thomas, her mother Noreene and her siblings Edward and Margaret. She is survived by her husband John, her three children Jennifer (Lee), Kathleen (Alex), and Maureen, and her three adored granddaughters Olivia, Cecelia, and Kira, and her siblings Christopher (Maureen), Anne Cummings (James), and Katherine. She also survived by numerous nieces and nephews for whom she loved very much. A private service will be held on Friday, May 22nd at 12 PM at the Fairfax Memorial Park for immediate family only. A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions to be made to the wonderful caring team of nurses and technicians that cared for her at Georgetown Medstar Hospital. http://www.giving.medstarhealth.org/mguh-celia-moore
May 20, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Dills, father of Cameron, Class of 2003, and the late Adam, Class of 2006. Please keep the Dills family in your prayers. ROBERT E. DILLS, 71, born on January 19th, 1949 in Akron, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at his winter residence in Marco Island, Florida on May 5th, 2020. Bob was the son of the Late Helen (Spasoff) & Marvin Dills and also predeceased by his brother, Bruce. Bob is survived by his sister, Tina May (Larry) and brother, John. He was a devoted husband to Pamela Hardy Dills for 43 years. Together they had two wonderful sons, Cameron (Amanda) Dills and the late Adam Dills. Bob adored his role as Grandfather to his cherished granddaughter, Juliette Pamela Dills. He also leaves behind brothers-in-law and was the beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bob earned his Bachelor's Degree from Kent State University followed by his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. His career began on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. in the early 1980's with roles serving both President Carter and the Reagan Administration. He returned to Cleveland and began his work with Fluid Mechanics, Inc. as President and CEO until his retirement in 2017. Bob enjoyed his fine cigars, a good sparring of politics & world affairs and certainly the love of his family and dear friends that included his beloved Boston Terriers, Sophie and Ted. Bob was a statesman, a businessman, a surrogate father and mentor to so many. His unique talent and personality emboldened his leadership, guidance and generosity of spirit leaving his imprint on a generation where a handshake and his word were immensely valued. His legacy leaves behind a footprint in life that treated each and every one as a friend, with a smile and a laugh that will never be forgotten. Please make donations in the name of his beautiful son Adam Dills to the CF foundation: https://www.cff.org/give-today/ Join us in celebrating the extraordinary life of Bobby Dills . . . the time and place to be forthcoming.
May 19, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rose Marie Walsh, mother of Billy Walsh, Class of 1972, Jimmy Walsh (deceased), Class of 1974, Terry Walsh, Class of 1976, and Mike Walsh, who is a long-time rugby coach and current teacher at St. Ed's. Rose was also the grandmother of Bobby Walsh, Class of 2004, Danny Walsh, Class of 2011, Jack Walsh, Class of 2013, Mike Walsh, Class of 2015, Pat Walsh, Class of 2017, Marty Walsh, Class of 2017, Brian Walsh Class of 2019, and Tommy Walsh, Class of 2021. Please keep the Walsh family in your prayers. ROSE MARIE "REA" WALSH (nee Joyce), age 88. Beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Billy (Patty), James (Helen) (both deceased), Terry (Cindy), Mike (Cathy) and Danny (Maggie); much loved grandmother of 20; great-grandmother of 9; daughter of the late Anna (nee Chambers) and Michael Joyce; sister of the late Robert Joyce (Nora "Pat") and Russell Joyce (Ruth); aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many. Rea retired after many years working at the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts. Passed away May 17, 2020. All services will be private for the family with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Stella Maris, 1320 Washington Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 216-251-6566. For online condolences please visit www.chambersfuneral.com
May 13, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kevin Gillespie, Class of 1967, brother of Patrick, Class of 1977, and the late Jim, Class of 1969. Please keep the Gillespie family in your prayers. KEVIN WILLIAM GILLESPIE, age 70, of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Loving father to Kevin (Heather) and Erin Dachtler. Loving grandfather to Bailey, Jason, William and Lucy. Dear son of William and Dorothy (Moran) deceased. Loving brother of Dorothy (Gooch) Sikkila, (Tom), William Salupo, James (Elizabeth) both deceased, Kathryn Borngen (Jim) and Patrick (Colleen). Dear uncle and friend to many. Retired member of Pipefitters Local 120. Certified Peer Visitor through Amputee Empowerment Partners for Hanger Clinic. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations sent to The Turn, 5840 Canterbury Rd. North Olmsted, OH 44070, jointheturn.org in his memory. A mass and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
May 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Daniel Gavala, Class of 1974. Please keep the Gavala family in your prayers. DANIEL E. GAVALA, age 63. Beloved husband of 27 years of Sharon (nee Williamson). Cherished and amazing father of Cassandra and Lindsay. Loved son of Patricia A. Gavala and the late Edward G. Gavala. Dear brother of Karen A. Gavala. Son-in-law of Jean Williamson and the late Jack Williamson. Dear brother-in-law. Special uncle of 10. Great uncle of 4. Devoted friend to multitudes. He was a loving, caring, amazing man. Avid sports fan and life-long fan of the Indians, Browns, Cavs and OSU. Proud graduate of OSU class of 1980. He enjoyed coaching softball at Strongsville Rec Center. Passed away Saturday May 9, 2020 surrounded by his family. Memorials are encouraged and may be forwarded to Strongsville Recreation Youth Baseball/Softball program or the St. Edward High School. Funeral Service at the funeral home Thursday May 14 at 11AM. Listen to the live broadcast of the service from your car in the funeral home parking lot and or join by live webcasting. Please contact the funeral home for the webcasting link. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, OH Wednesday from 2-8PM with social distancing and facial covering. Upon arrival please wait in your car, a funeral home associate to provide instruction. 440 842 7800 www.buschcares.com.
May 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Daniel Gavala, Class of 1974. Please keep the Gavala family in your prayers. DANIEL E. GAVALA, age 63. Beloved husband of 27 years of Sharon (nee Williamson). Cherished and amazing father of Cassandra and Lindsay. Loved son of Patricia A. Gavala and the late Edward G. Gavala. Dear brother of Karen A. Gavala. Son-in-law of Jean Williamson and the late Jack Williamson. Dear brother-in-law. Special uncle of 10. Great uncle of 4. Devoted friend to multitudes. He was a loving, caring, amazing man. Avid sports fan and life-long fan of the Indians, Browns, Cavs and OSU. Proud graduate of OSU class of 1980. He enjoyed coaching softball at Strongsville Rec Center. Passed away Saturday May 9, 2020 surrounded by his family. Memorials are encouraged and may be forwarded to Strongsville Recreation Youth Baseball/Softball program or the St. Edward High School. Funeral Service at the funeral home Thursday May 14 at 11AM. Listen to the live broadcast of the service from your car in the funeral home parking lot and or join by live webcasting. Please contact the funeral home for the webcasting link. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, OH Wednesday from 2-8PM with social distancing and facial covering. Upon arrival please wait in your car, a funeral home associate to provide instruction. 440 842 7800 www.buschcares.com.
May 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Anthony Gonnella, father of Nick Gonnella, St. Edward High School's Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and grandfather of Anthony "AJ" Gonnella, Class of 2015. Please keep the Gonnella family in your prayers. Anthony "Tony" Gonnella, a gentleman above all gentlemen, age 90, passed away peacefully and was delivered into Gods Hands on May 8, 2020 at Wesleyan Village, Elyria. Tony was born on August 11, 1929 in Lorain to Italian immigrant parents, Domenico and Catherine Gonnella. He graduated from Lorain H.S., Class of 1947. He also served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Italian American Veterans Post 1 Color Guard in Lorain. Devoted to his faith, he was a member of St. Agnes Church and after retiring from U.S. Steel in 1984 he spent the next 30 years volunteering his time, talents and treasures. He was always lending a helping hand to family, friends and strangers. Tony was an avid bowler and a sports fanatic in general. He enjoyed gardening and swimming in his pool with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eileen (nee Coon); children: Toni (Gary) Payne, Tina Kosik, Nick (Kathy) and Tracey (Tim) Mudrock; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Geraldine (Stuart) Gonnella. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Claudia Ann in 1979; sister, Violet Desilvester in 2010; and his parents. Both the funeral mass and his burial in Calvary Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St Agnes Church, 611 Lake Ave, Elyria, OH 44035. Arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Lorain. Also, the family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff at Wesleyan Village and the Hospice of the Western Reserve for all the care and kindness they always showed. May God Bless Tony, he will be dearly missed and always remembered.
May 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gerald F. Moran, father-in-law of Mike O'Neil, Class of 1985; grandfather of Michael O'Neil, Class of 2018, and Marty O'Neil, Class of 2023. Please keep the Moran and O'Neil families in your prayers. GERALD F. MORAN, age 91. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (nee Masterson); father of Jerry (Laura), Michael, Christine Searson (Robert), Brian (Wendy) and Colleen O'Neil (Michael); grandfather of 14; great-grandfather of one; brother of the late Don and Virginia Nugent; uncle and friend of many. Passed away May 7, 2020. All services private. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, 5510 Baumhart Rd. Lorain, OH 44053. www.chambersfuneral.com
May 11, 2020 CORRECTION Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Frances Irene Ogan, mother-in-law of Joe O'Connor, Class of 1967. Please keep the Ogan and O'Connor families in your prayers. FRANCES IRENE OGAN 1919 - 2020 Fran, age 100, of Rocky River, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. She was born on December 30, 1919, in Norwalk, Ohio, a cherished daughter of the late Herbert and Irene Pressing, of the Pressing Canning Factory. Beloved wife of the late Charles K. (Ogie) of 46 years. Loving mother of Charles H. (Kathy) of Delran, NJ, Christopher P. (Jane) of Phoenix, AZ, Craig M. (Kathy - deceased) of Oceanside, CA, and Frances C. (Francy) O'Connor (Joseph) of Bay Village, OH. Devoted "Nana" of Cindy Astorga (Ted), Jeff Ogan, Todd Ogan (Dawn Mary), Jarvis Ogan, Chase Ogan, Caitlin Heiden (Jeff), Ryan Ogan, and Rory Kennedy; Step "Nana" of Megan McIntyre (Brian - deceased), and Brian O'Connor; Great "Nana" of six, Great-great "Nana" of one. Dearest sister of Joanne Vutech (deceased)(Jack - deceased) of Poland, OH. Fran attended Norwalk High School and upon graduation, she enrolled at Duke University, and there she pledged the Alpha Delta Phi Sorority. As high school sweethearts, Fran and Ogie continued their devotion to each other, and soon after college, on June 28, 1941, they were married in St. Paul Episcopal Church, in Norwalk, OH. During WWII, Ogie was stationed in Colorado Springs, CO, for the Army Air Force in-training program, and when the war was over, they settled in Rocky River, buying their first home. Fran will be remembered for her positive attitude about life and her loving smile. She never had a bad thought or word about anyone. Her friends were very important to her, and she has always had an unconditional and warm love, for her husband and children. "If you want to change the world, love your family." - Mother Teresa. For all of her family and friends, Fran has been a precious gift from God. With arms outstretched, Jesus has been happily waiting for Fran, as He welcomed her into Heaven, we believe He would have said, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." A "Celebration of Life" service will be held this summer, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, in Lakewood, OH. For updated Service information, and to leave Memories and expressions of sympathy, please visit www.mcgorray-hanna.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 18001 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.
May 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Frances Irene Ogan, mother-in-law of Joe O'Connor, Class of 1987. Please keep the Ogan and O'Connor families in your prayers. FRANCES IRENE OGAN 1919 - 2020 Fran, age 100, of Rocky River, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. She was born on December 30, 1919, in Norwalk, Ohio, a cherished daughter of the late Herbert and Irene Pressing, of the Pressing Canning Factory. Beloved wife of the late Charles K. (Ogie) of 46 years. Loving mother of Charles H. (Kathy) of Delran, NJ, Christopher P. (Jane) of Phoenix, AZ, Craig M. (Kathy - deceased) of Oceanside, CA, and Frances C. (Francy) O'Connor (Joseph) of Bay Village, OH. Devoted "Nana" of Cindy Astorga (Ted), Jeff Ogan, Todd Ogan (Dawn Mary), Jarvis Ogan, Chase Ogan, Caitlin Heiden (Jeff), Ryan Ogan, and Rory Kennedy; Step "Nana" of Megan McIntyre (Brian - deceased), and Brian O'Connor; Great "Nana" of six, Great-great "Nana" of one. Dearest sister of Joanne Vutech (deceased)(Jack - deceased) of Poland, OH. Fran attended Norwalk High School and upon graduation, she enrolled at Duke University, and there she pledged the Alpha Delta Phi Sorority. As high school sweethearts, Fran and Ogie continued their devotion to each other, and soon after college, on June 28, 1941, they were married in St. Paul Episcopal Church, in Norwalk, OH. During WWII, Ogie was stationed in Colorado Springs, CO, for the Army Air Force in-training program, and when the war was over, they settled in Rocky River, buying their first home. Fran will be remembered for her positive attitude about life and her loving smile. She never had a bad thought or word about anyone. Her friends were very important to her, and she has always had an unconditional and warm love, for her husband and children. "If you want to change the world, love your family." - Mother Teresa. For all of her family and friends, Fran has been a precious gift from God. With arms outstretched, Jesus has been happily waiting for Fran, as He welcomed her into Heaven, we believe He would have said, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." A "Celebration of Life" service will be held this summer, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, in Lakewood, OH. For updated Service information, and to leave Memories and expressions of sympathy, please visit www.mcgorray-hanna.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 18001 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.
May 8, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dr. Mark Latkovic, Class of 1982, brother of Chris, Class of 1984. Please keep the Latkovic family in your prayers. Seminary Mourns Passing of Beloved Professor Dr. Mark Latkovic (Nov. 2, 1963 - May 6, 2020) Dear friends, Today the seminary community received the very sad news that Dr. Mark Latkovic, professor of Moral and Systematic Theology, passed away suddenly. Dr. Latkovic taught at Sacred Heart since July 1990. He has served faithfully and generously over the years, and truly poured his whole being into the mission of the seminary for 30 years. He was passionate about moral theology and provided the students faithful teaching and a holy example. He was made a full professor in March 2003, and during his tenure at the Seminary, Dr. Latkovic taught numerous courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level; published dozens of articles, essays, book reviews, and books; appeared frequently as speaker and consultant on various moral issues in Michigan and around the country; and served on a variety of committees. His death is a monumental loss for all of us as part of the Sacred Heart community, for the Archdiocese of Detroit, and for Catholic Church as a whole. We ask the faithful to join us in praying for the repose of his soul and for consolation for his family, especially his wife, Christine, their children, and grandchildren. Although separated at the moment, there is nothing stronger for us than being bound in prayer, wrapped in the embrace of the risen Christ. While we all grieve in a very real way, a grief that comes from the deep bonds of human love and affection, I am reminded of the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Thessalonians about death and Christ's resurrection when he reminds us of the hope given through Christ's victory. He said: "Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like others do who have no hope." During this Easter season, commend our brother in hope to the merciful and loving arms of the Father. Eternal rest grant unto him, Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness Rector and President of Sacred Heart Major Seminary Published in Mosaic Magazine
May 8, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dave Irwin, Class of 1956, brother of Joe, Class of 1954. Please keep the Irwin family in your prayers. DAVID W. IRWIN, age 81, passed away on May 2, 2020. Beloved husband of 55 years, to the late Mary Ellen (nee Jason); loving father of Michael (Agi), Daniel (Traci), Ann Marie, and Timothy (Linda); dear grandfather of Maggie, Erika, David, Will, Grace, and Abbey; dearest brother of Joseph Irwin (Barbara, deceased), and Mary Ellen DeCoursey (Vincent); uncle to many. A Memorial Mass will be held, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 25801 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, OH 44028. Private inurnment with the family, in Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family.
May 8, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Preston Symon, grandfather of Michael Symon, Class of 1987, and great-grandfather of Kyle Shanahan, Class of 2005. Please keep the Symon and Shanahan families in your prayers. PRESTON A. SYMON, age 102. Beloved husband of 57 years to the love of his life the late Olga (nee Duranko); son of the late Bertha (nee Hill) and Joseph Symon; loving father of Dennis (Angel); proud grandfather of Michael (Liz) and Nicole Westinghouse (Louis); dear great-grandfather of Kyle Sanderson (Krista), Patrick Westinghouse (deceased), Nathan Westinghouse and Blake Westinghouse; great-great-grandfather of Emmerson Sanderson; brother of James (deceased), William (deceased), Francis (deceased), John (deceased), Joseph (Marge), Robert (Emma, deceased) and Theodore (Blanche); uncle and friend of many. Preston was a WWII Army Veteran who was recipient of the Purple Heart and three bronze stars. He was an avid bowler and golfer. He volunteered for bingo at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Passed away May 7, 2020. Private services for family. Interment Resthaven Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Mary Magdalene Byzantine Church, 5390 W. 220nd St. Fairview Park, OH 44126.
May 4, 2020 Dear Faculty and Staff. Below is the death notice of William Wheeler, father of Eric, Class of 1996, Michael, Class of 1997, and Kevin, Class of 1999, and grandson Colin Wheeler, Class of 2023. Please keep the Wheeler family in your prayers. William "Bill" Wheeler age 65. Beloved husband for 43 years of Peggy (nee Fidlar). Beloved father of Eric (Erin), Michael (Christin), Kevin (Christie), Colleen (Robert) Watson and Megan (Ryan) Corrigan. Loving grandfather of Colin, Haley, Anna, Lucy, Blake, Madeline, Jackson, Aiden, Mason, Evelyn, Norah and Blaire. He was an adored Coach to many and he had his rules - There are 3 ways to play baseball; the right way, the wrong way...and the Wheeler way! All services are private. He will be buried at Holy Cross Cemetery. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at a later date.
Apr 30, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bob Rice, Class of 1962, brother of Tom, Class of 1974, and Richard, Class of 1977. Please keep the Rice family in your prayers. ROBERT J. "Bob" RICE peacefully passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the age of 75. At the time of his passing, he was a resident of Independence Village in Avon Lake, OH, where he was well-loved and with people who made him "shine!" Bob graduated from St. Edward High School, and went on to Marquette University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he went on to work for his father at the Drop Dies and Forgings Company, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio, where later, he and his brothers, carried on the family legacy as third-generation owners of the manufacturing company begun in 1919. The company was known for its specialty forgings made from difficult-to-forge metals. Bob was serving as Executive Vice-President when the company was sold in the year 2000, and he retired. Bob served on the Board of the Forging Industry Association for a time. He was a former Member of the Cleveland Athletic Club and Rockwell Springs Trout Club. Bob was a 2010 Inductee into Cleveland Clinic Foundation's 1921 Society and Member of the Medallion Society. Bob's avocations were many and diverse. He was an avid fisherman from the time he was a child. From steelhead in neighborhood rivers to fly-fishing for tarpon in the Florida Keys and Venezuela or trout in Montana and salmon in Michigan... it was always difficult to tell if it was the fish, the scenery or the marvelous people he met along the way that drew him to love the sport more and more! "One could never have a bad day fishing," he would often say. Bob's interest in cars began as a teenager and never stopped! While he was known for his Hummer for many years, Bob enjoyed a variety of Classic Cars. His pride and joy was a 1966 Chevy Corvette. He participated in a few Charity Car Shows, enjoying camaraderie and admiring the dedication of the Classic Car community. Retirement brought Bob an opportunity to discover photography. An early-riser all his life, it was the perfect avocation to learn as he'd been told that "the light was the best early in the morning." With a dear neighbor-and-photographic-mentor by his side, he enjoyed early hikes at Huntington Park and comparing notes and laughs with other new photog friends at Panera's afterwards. And later, Bob enjoyed photo trips in Rockland, Maine onboard the Schooner American Eagle. A true experience of everything he loved the most! A great guy... a lover of the Cleveland Indians and the Orchestra... a gentleman and a jokester... generous and genuine... kind-hearted and caring... and a well-loved man who will be dearly missed by many. Above all else, it was family that brought the greatest joy, contentment and pleasure to Bob's life. While Bob lived and enjoyed the company of his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, his heart was always with his son and family in Windsor, CA. Bob is survived by his son, Robert Josh (Sherryse Tegnell) and three grandchildren, Owen, Olivia and Sienna, and ex-wife and dearest friend, Melinda Lindsey Rice from Morro Bay, CA. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Mary Jane (Redmond) Rice and his sister, Karen O'Neil. He is survived by his siblings Lawrence (Judy), Jane, Thomas (Rose) and Richard (Susan). Bob will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, Matthew, Sarah, Cathryn (Dan) Griffin, Allyson (Kevin Hricik), Rachel (Michael) Russell, Jared (Lauren), and Peggy, Michael (Colleen) and Kathleen O'Neil and all of their children, and many cousins. In light of current health and safety directives regarding the global pandemic at this time, Memorial Services and Catholic Mass will be held in Cleveland, OH and Windsor, CA at later dates. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one of Bob's favorite charities such as Spring Hills Community Church, PO Box 6653, Santa Rosa, CA 95406 (springhills.org for online giving) John Owen's Adventure, Inc. (joainc.org) fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, 5715 Bunker Rd. North Royalton, Ohio 44133, and St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Rd, Lakewood, OH 44107, or favorite charity of your choice. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Apr 29, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Lois Zell, mother of Clayton, Jr., Class of 1969, and Mark, Class of 1973. Please keep the Zell family in your prayers. LOIS ZELL (nee WELKY), passed away peacefully April 28 of natural causes at the age of 96. Beloved wife of Clayton Sr. for 71 years. Loving mother of Clayton Jr. (Julie Douglass) (Laurie, deceased), Mark (Judy), Pam Wilson (Tim), Karen Vitou (Brian), and Jill Duerr (Mark). Dearest grandmother of Michael (Hanna), Matthew, Elliott, Gregory, Angel Christine, Elizabeth Pastorek (Brent), Patrick (fiance Ryann), Alex (Abbey), Natalie, Olivia, Gabrielle, Jessica, Nicholas, Malory, Emily (Shane McDermott), Lisa and Luke. Proud Great Grandmother of Nicholas, Evelyn, Walter and Joseph. Lois loved playing the piano, baking nut kuchen, writing songs and stories for children, chatting with her loved ones, and was a secret "Jewel Fairy" who will be missed by many. A celebration of Lois's full life will be at a later date.
Apr 25, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James Thomas DelVecchio, father of Jim, Jr., Class of 1981. Please keep the DelVecchio family in your prayers. It is with great joy that we memorialize the life of James "Jim" DelVecchio after his passing on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020, aged 84 years, at his home in North Ridgeville surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Cleveland, Jim lived life loudly and without a filter. He was the loving brother of Peter and the son of Adelaide and Peter (both Deceased). The highlight of his life was marrying his wife Barbara, who put up with him for over 60 years. They spent over 50 years raising their family at their home on Carsten Lane in North Olmsted. After proudly graduating from Ohio University in 1958, Jim began his teaching career at his alma mater, West High School. He became the school's Athletic Director in 1965 before taking on the same role at West Tech in 1969. Outside of the classroom, he was an animated high school and college basketball referee, who also passionately coached baseball and football programs. Despite his community involvement, Jim's top priority remained his family. He was proud of the family he built, and even prouder of each and every family member. Together, Jim and Barb welcomed five children into this world: Sharon (Steve Ziska), Jim (Marcy), Connie Stoll (Craig), John (deceased), and Diana Sopko (Mike). He adored his nine grandchildren, affectionately referring to him as "Papa", Jonathan (Kayla), Emma (Zack), Madeline, Thomas, Alyssa, Henry, Frankie, Annie, and Charlie, and his two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Natalie. Jim had a strong personality with a lot of love to give. His purpose in life was centered around helping, shaping, and caring for others, throwing his whole self into everything he did. Best described, "You knew when you met him - no matter your opinion - you would never forget him." On the day of his passing and in his honor, the North Ridgeville Utilities Department facilitated proper rubbish collection, while Pioneer Ridge's landscaping company ensured immaculate lawn mowing. In memory of Jim, toast a glass of wine and share your favorite story with your loved ones to preserve his legacy. Due to the ongoing global health crisis, a Funeral Mass in Jim's honor will be held when it is deemed safe and will be announced when available.
Apr 23, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Norman E. Elbin, father of Bill, Class of 1981, Bob, Class of 1989, and Rich, Class of 1996; father-in-law of Dennis Donnelly, Class of 1967. Please keep the Elbin and Donnelly families in your prayers. NORMAN E. ELBIN, age 85. Beloved husband of the late Karen (nee Fournier); father of Ray (Lisa), Norm Jr. (Patricia), Marty (Val), Daniel (deceased), Bill, Sharon Donnelly (Dennis), Kim FitzGerald (Mike), Bob (Chris) and Rich (Maxie); grandfather of 22; great-grandfather of three; brother of Marcy Fabbro (the late Reece), Glenda White (Bill) and John (Carole); brother-in-law of Julie and Don Dzuban; uncle and friend of many. Passed away April 20, 2020. All services private for family. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the A.P.L, 1729 Willey Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113 or to the Northeast Ohio SPCA, 9555 Brookpark Rd. Parma, OH 44129.
Mar 21, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of J.K. "Pete Elliott, Class of 1953, father of Pete, Class of 1980, Tom, Class of 1981, and Patrick, Class of 1987. Please keep the Elliott family in your prayers. J.K. "PETE" ELLIOTT Beloved husband of the late Clorinda (nee Calandrella) for 57 years; loving father of Peter (Zena), Thomas (Maura), Catherine and Patrick (Kim); grandfather of 12; great grandfather of 6; brother of James (deceased) (Laura). U.S. Navy Veteran, Retired Deputy United States Marshal and former Member of Cleveland Police Pipe & Drum Band. Passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. All Services Private. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Family Suggests Memorial Contributions to The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund, PO Box 11730, Bozeman, Montana 59719.
Mar 19, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ron Benko, Class of 1973, brother of Steve, Jr., Class of 1961, Bob, Class of 1965, Ed, Class of 1966, and Don, Class of 1969. Also, uncle of Don Benko, Class of 2005. Please keep the Benko family in your prayers. RONALD BENKO, age 64, born May 2, 1955, passed away suddenly March 13, 2020. Loving and devoted husband to Mary (nee Farcas). Son of Stephen and Ann Marie Benko (both dec). Mischievous brother to Carol Gillespie (Dan), Stephen Jr., Robert (Joyce), Edward (Diane Campbell), Donald (Karen), and Ann Marie Misterka (Paul). Brother-in-law to David Farcas (Ruth). Fun-loving uncle to 13 nieces and nephews and great-uncle to 16. He played Santa Claus for many years when they were all young. Ron and Mary were best friends as well as loving spouses over their 27 year marriage. He loved the times spent at Mary's Farcas family gatherings over their year's together. They loved to travel and explore everything in life together and created lasting memories. He also loved their 2 dogs Barney and Casie. Ron was a devoted and loyal friend to many- especially his childhood friends from St. James and St. Edward's High School-Joe Vargo, Mark Flanagan, Jimmy Kilbane, Dave Forgac, Dennis Walsh, John Steele, and Bob Biddle. His friendship extended to Mary's friends-he loved sharing time with each and every one of them. He made friends wherever he went-and loved being a good neighbor helping whoever needed him with landscaping, repairs, or any way he could to lend a helping hand. Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ron Benko, Class of 1973, brother of Steve, Jr., Class of 1961, Bob, Class of 1965, Ed, Class of 1966, and Don, Class of 1969. Also, uncle of Don Benko, Class of 2005. Please keep the Benko family in your prayers. RONALD BENKO, age 64, born May 2, 1955, passed away suddenly March 13, 2020. Loving and devoted husband to Mary (nee Farcas). Son of Stephen and Ann Marie Benko (both dec). Mischievous brother to Carol Gillespie (Dan), Stephen Jr., Robert (Joyce), Edward (Diane Campbell), Donald (Karen), and Ann Marie Misterka (Paul). Brother-in-law to David Farcas (Ruth). Fun-loving uncle to 13 nieces and nephews and great-uncle to 16. He played Santa Claus for many years when they were all young. Ron and Mary were best friends as well as loving spouses over their 27 year marriage. He loved the times spent at Mary's Farcas family gatherings over their year's together. They loved to travel and explore everything in life together and created lasting memories. He also loved their 2 dogs Barney and Casie. Ron was a devoted and loyal friend to many- especially his childhood friends from St. James and St. Edward's High School-Joe Vargo, Mark Flanagan, Jimmy Kilbane, Dave Forgac, Dennis Walsh, John Steele, and Bob Biddle. His friendship extended to Mary's friends-he loved sharing time with each and every one of them. He made friends wherever he went-and loved being a good neighbor helping whoever needed him with landscaping, repairs, or any way he could to lend a helping hand. Ron's passion was his love of cars-old cars, news cars, shopping for cars, anything to do with cars---and never missed a year at the Cleveland Auto Show. His black 1979 Corvette and his latest a 2017 Mustang (V8) GT were among his favorites. Ron was a meticulous craftsman who could tackle almost any home renovation project. He took such pride in keeping their home and yard in perfect order. Ron spent 30 years working for the City of Lakewood in the Parks and Recreation Department and for the City of Chandler, AZ. After retiring in 2011 he worked part time for the City of Fairview Park watering the city's flowers and supporting Mary's role of civic beautification through the Fairview Park Garden Club. Ron also served on the Fairview Park Recreation Commission for 10 years -and loved playing the Easter Bunny for the children at the city's Easter party. Ron's life is an example of how to live with love for others, loyal, devoted, kind, helpful--- How he will be missed! Funeral Mass will be held at St. Angela Merici Church on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:30 A.M. Friends may call at the church after 11:00 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Edward's High School. Due to the virus outbreak please consider on-line condolences. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift please click here.
Mar 19, 2020 UPDATE Dear Alumni: The Becks and Ostrom families would like the St. Edward community to know how much they appreciate the support they've received from all the members during this difficult time, but with the issue of COVID-19 their concerns go to the living. The family is requesting that you not attend the wake on Thursday or the funeral services on Friday. They wish for everyone to be safe and healthy and know that prayer travels well and the family will feel your care and support. Thank you for your understanding. Below is the death notice of Kathryn Becks, mother of Tom Becks, Class of 1977, Tim Becks, Class of 1984; grandmother of Joshua Becks, Class of 2008, Dan Becks, Class of 2010; sister of Rev. Roger "Ted" Ostrom, Class of 1953, John Ostrom, Class of 1958, , Bob Ostrom, Class of 1962, and the late Bill Ostrom, Class of 1956. Please keep the Becks and Ostrom families in your prayers. KATHRYN A. BECKS (nee Ostrom) age 89. Beloved wife of the late Arthur, Jr. Loving mother of Marie Brickley, Karen Becks, Loretta Manges, Thomas Becks (Sue) and Timothy Becks. Cherished grandmother of Kevin, Bernadette and Kathleen Brickley, Jessica and Ryan Pascoe, Laural DiFranco (Michael), Nate and Sam Manges, Susan, Joshua (Melissa), Daniel (Marianna) and Kori Becks. Great grandmother of Claudia, Lina and Jackson. Dear sister of Thomas Ostrom, Theodore Ostrom (late Patricia), John Ostrom (late Kathy), William Ostrom (deceased) (Fran), Peggy Sapara (John), and the late Mary Theresa Meiers (Vern). Richard Ostrom and Robert Ostrom (Barbara). In lieu of flowers, contributions requested to St. Edward High School. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Mar 17, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kathryn Becks, mother of Tom Becks, Class of 1977, Tim Becks, Class of 1984; grandmother of Joshua Becks, Class of 2008, Dan Becks, Class of 2010; sister of Rev. Roger "Ted" Ostrom, Class of 1953, John Ostrom, Class of 1958, , Bob Ostrom, Class of 1962, and the late Bill Ostrom, Class of 1956. Please keep the Becks and Ostrom families in your prayers. KATHRYN A. BECKS (nee Ostrom) age 89. Beloved wife of the late Arthur, Jr. Loving mother of Marie Brickley, Karen Becks, Loretta Manges, Thomas Becks (Sue) and Timothy Becks. Cherished grandmother of Kevin, Bernadette and Kathleen Brickley, Jessica and Ryan Pascoe, Laural DiFranco (Michael), Nate and Sam Manges, Susan, Joshua (Melissa), Daniel (Marianna) and Kori Becks. Great grandmother of Claudia, Lina and Jackson. Dear sister of Thomas Ostrom, Theodore Ostrom (late Patricia), John Ostrom (late Kathy), William Ostrom (deceased) (Fran), Peggy Sapara (John), and the late Mary Theresa Meiers (Vern). Richard Ostrom and Robert Ostrom (Barbara). Funeral Services Friday March 20, 2020, 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Interment Monday at Ohio Western Reserve national Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions requested to St. Edward High School. THE FAMILY TRULY EXTENDS THERE GRATITUDE TO EVERYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO COME AND PAY THEIR RESPECTS, BUT DO TO THE ISSUE OF Covid-19, IF YOU ARE UNABLE OR FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE, PLEASE DO NOT FEEL YOU NEED TO ATTEND. WE KNOW YOU CARE. Friends received Thursday 4 - 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).
Mar 13, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Elton York, Class of 1993, brother of Kurt, Class of 1986. Please keep the York family in your prayers. ELTON L. YORK, age 45; passed away from complications of the flu on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Beloved husband of Katie (nee Oprea); loving father of Adeline and Mary Grace; devoted son of Barbara Disbro (Terry) and Kurt P. York (deceased); dear brother of Kurt J.; uncle of Emilee; son-in-law of Mary Flahive and Mike Oprea (deceased). Elton loved cooking and spending time with his family. Elton was a proud recovering addict for over five years. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Ed Keating Center, P.O. Box 770108, Lakewood, OH 44107, or the Ohio Guidestone, tag Garfield Funds, 2345 Broadway St., Medina, OH 44256. Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Friends received at THE RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD.(AT SNOW RD.) 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Elton York, Class of 1993, brother of Kurt, Class of 1986. Please keep the York family in your prayers. ELTON L. YORK, age 45; passed away from complications of the flu on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Beloved husband of Katie (nee Oprea); loving father of Adeline and Mary Grace; devoted son of Barbara Disbro (Terry) and Kurt P. York (deceased); dear brother of Kurt J.; uncle of Emilee; son-in-law of Mary Flahive and Mike Oprea (deceased). Elton loved cooking and spending time with his family. Elton was a proud recovering addict for over five years. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Ed Keating Center, P.O. Box 770108, Lakewood, OH 44107, or the Ohio Guidestone, tag Garfield Funds, 2345 Broadway St., Medina, OH 44256. Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Friends received at THE RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD.(AT SNOW RD.) 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Mar 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John O'Flanagan, son of Jack, Class of 1967. Please keep the O'Flanagan family in your prayers. JOHN PATRICK O'FLANAGAN age 42, beloved husband of Rebecca (nee Certner); loving father of Lennon Bea O'Flanagan; dear son of Jack and Betty Jo O'Flanagan (nee Meter); brother of Kellie Huxtable (Rob) and Molly Genard (Ryan); nephew of Mary Meter; Uncle of Jack, Cate, Bridget, Guy, Bode, Kaya, Sky, Solaura, Isaac and Max; cousin and friend of many. Funeral Mass Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to oceanconservancy.org. FRIENDS RECEIVED AT THE BERRY-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.) WESTLAKE FROM 2-6 P.M. SUNDAY.
Mar 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joe Donnelly, Class of 1968, brother of the late Michael, Class of 1959, and the late Dan, Class of 1964. Please keep the Donnelly family in your prayers. JOSEPH ROBERT DONNELLY (age 70). Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Lorraine (nee Hall). Beloved brother of Patricia J., Michael (deceased)(Helen), Dan(deceased)(Sandy), and Mary Lou Call(Bill). Dear uncle of Kim, Heather, Lori, Katie, Meredith, Brian (deceased); great-uncle of 9; and cousin of many. US Army Vietnam Veteran, and St. Edward High School graduate, Class of 1968. Friend of the Lakewood Police Department, and of countless others. Joe was born January 3, 1950 and passed away March 9, 2020, and his giving spirit continues as he was a Lifebanc donor upon his death. Funeral Mass Saturday, March 14 at St. Luke Church (Clifton and Bunts Rd., Lakewood) at 11:00am. Interment at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL IN THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of LAKEWOOD, 14133 DETROIT AVE., FRIDAY 3-7PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakewood Police Benevolent Fund, 12650 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107.
Mar 11, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joe Donnelly, Class of 1968, brother of the late Michael, Class of 1959, and the late Dan, Class of 1964. Please keep the Donnelly family in your prayers. JOSEPH ROBERT DONNELLY (age 70). Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Lorraine (nee Hall). Beloved brother of Patricia J., Michael (deceased)(Helen), Dan(deceased)(Sandy), and Mary Lou Call(Bill). Dear uncle of Kim, Heather, Lori, Katie, Meredith, Brian (deceased); great-uncle of 9; and cousin of many. US Army Vietnam Veteran, and St. Edward High School graduate, Class of 1968. Friend of the Lakewood Police Department, and of countless others. Joe was born January 3, 1950 and passed away March 9, 2020, and his giving spirit continues as he was a Lifebanc donor upon his death. Funeral Mass Saturday, March 14 at St. Luke Church (Clifton and Bunts Rd., Lakewood) at 11:00am. Interment at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL IN THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of LAKEWOOD, 14133 DETROIT AVE., FRIDAY 3-7PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakewood Police Benevolent Fund, 12650 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107.
Mar 10, 2020 Dear Faculty & Staff: Below is the death notice of Jack Sheridan, a great guy who volunteered for decades as a scorekeeper in basketball and football for the St. Ed's community. Please keep the Sheridan family in your prayers. JOHN W. SHERIDAN, age 90. Beloved husband of Deanna (nee Paris); loving father of Michael J.; brother of Robert S. (Paula); uncle and great uncle. John retired as office manager for Ernst & Ernst and was a longtime basketball and football scorekeeper and supporter of St. Edward High School. He was a member of the Rocky River Community Chorus and a 27-year volunteer at Fairview Hospital. Passed away March 7, 2020. Funeral Mass Friday, March 13, The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (E. 9th & Superior) at 10 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD. THURSDAY 5-7 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to The Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Drive Cleveland, OH. 44111.
Mar 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jim Roddy, son of the late James, Sr., Class of 1953, and nephew of the late John Roddy, Jr., Class of 1953. Please keep the Roddy family in your prayers. JAMES J. "JIM" RODDY age 58, Loving and Devoted husband of 39 years to Felicia (nee Wynn); Best Dad In The World to Tricia Roddy Giger (Logan), Meagen Roddy Shah (Pankil) and James J. Roddy III; Beloved Papa to Ella Shah; Loving son of the late Elizabeth (nee Dahn) and James J. Roddy, Sr.; Cherished brother of Liz Rudibaugh (Tom) and Matthew Roddy (Meghan); Dear uncle of 10. Jim was President of Northern Ohio Plumbing Co. and was President and Chairman of the Cleveland Plumbing Contractors Association. Jim passed away, Thursday, March 5, 2020. Funeral Mass Divine Word Catholic Church, 8100 Eagle Road, Kirtland, Tuesday, March 10 th at 10:30 am. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment private. Friends may call at the DeJOHN - FLYNN - MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON RD. (BETWEEN BISHOP RD. AND RT. 91) SUNDAY from 1-4 pm and MONDAY from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's memory can be made to University Hospitals Transplant Institute, 11100 Euclid Ave., Mather 1800, Cleveland, OH 44106. www.DejohnCares.com
Mar 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jonathan Edward Kihm, son of Ed Kihm, Class of 1967, cousin of Andrew Bushok, Class of 2022, and nephew of Jim Kubacki. Please keep the Kihm, Bushok, and Kubacki families in your prayers. JONATHAN EDWARD KIHM, 37, of Charleston, SC died February 22, 2020. He was born March 24, 1982 in Roanoke, VA to Edward and Carole Kihm. Jonathan's formative years were spent in Greensboro, NC, attending St. Pius X and Greensboro Day School. Those who knew him would say he had an idyllic childhood. He was blessed with good health, a quick mind, a joyful spirit, and a love of sports and the outdoors. He was known for his kindness, compassion, and great sense of humor. During his high school years at Collegiate in Richmond, Jonathan excelled in football, basketball and academics. He was recruited to play football at William and Mary, and then spent most of his adult life in Charleston, SC. Jonathan is survived by his parents, Edward and Carole Kihm of Daufuskie Island, SC; sister, Kara Kihm and niece, Fair Elizabeth Kihm, both of Asheville, NC and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Jonathan was a devout Catholic and will be inurned at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, Hilton Head Island, SC on Saturday, March 28 after an 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Concussion Research Laboratory of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Saturday, March 28, 2020 St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church 45 Beach City Road Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States The Island Funeral Home and Crematory. Islandfuneralhome.com.
Mar 3, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John O'Boyle, father of John, Jr., Class of 1986, Pat, Class of 1987, and Mike, Class of 1993. Please keep the O'Boyle family in your prayers. JOHN A. O'BOYLE Sr. age 83; beloved husband of the late Louise K. (nee Senkovis), loving father of John A. Jr., Patrick J. (Carrie), Jacki and Michael A. (Anuja); dear grandpa to Cassidy, Gabriel, Abie, Brody and Brayson; brother of Jane O'Boyle and the late Rev. Fr. Andrew, Eileen Lehane (Paul) and Joseph O'Boyle. John was a graduate of St. Joseph High School Class of 1955 and a US Army Veteran. Passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020. Funeral Mass Transfiguration Parish (Formerly St. Cyril & Methodius) (12608 Madison Ave., Lakewood) Wednesday, March 4th at 11:00 am. Entombment Private at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends may call at the CHURCH WEDNESDAY MORNING PRIOR TO MASS FROM 10 - 11 am. Please omit flowers. Family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of The Western Reserve.
Mar 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Renee Swanson, mother of Derek, Class of 2017, cousin of Joe Lewis, Class of 1983, Eddy Lewis, Class of 1987, and Andrew Lewis, Class of 2018. Please keep the Swanson and Lewis families in your prayers. RENEE M. SWANSON (nee Simecek), 55, of LaGrange, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on February 28, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital with family and friends at her side. Renee leaves behind an adoring husband, Michael Swanson, of 25 years of marriage as well as two loving children: Danielle and Derek Swanson, both of LaGrange. Renee was a graduate of Keystone High School, and was employed by Orthopaedics Associates, Inc. as a surgical scheduler. A member of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Grafton, Ohio, Renee remained a strong woman of faith and fully trusted in God on her life's journey. Renee enjoyed having fun with family and friends in all settings but especially loved entertaining at her home. A love for dragon flies and nature is something Renee appreciated and enjoyed. A woman of great passion and love for her children, Renee thrived on being a part of her children's lives and celebrating their accomplishments. A true and trusted friend, Renee coveted time with those friends in the sharing of ideas and adventures. Her family and extended family is where Renee's passion and love showed greatest! Always proud to celebrate the important events of their lives and celebrate those occasions with them! Additionally, Renee leaves behind her parents, Kenneth and Ann Simecek of Elyria, Ohio. Her sister, Leslie Denman and sister Kim (Tim) Carter. Nieces: Nichole Bellottie, Emalee (Michael) Enos, Nephew: Tyler who all identify Renee as their confidant and true friend. Great niece and nephew Madyson and Mikcale Bellottie. Renee will be dearly missed by all and touched the lives of everyone she met! The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst, Ohio 44001. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 708 Erie Street, Grafton, Ohio 44044. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be made in memory Renee to the Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation, PO Box 52697 Tulsa, OK 74152 Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dovinreberjones.com.
Mar 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mike Falk, Class of 1974, brother of Bill, Class of 1971, and Dave, Class of 1972; uncle of Matt Falk, Class of 1998, Bryan Falk, Class of 2001, and Dan Falk, Class of 2003. Please keep the Falk family in your prayers. MICHAEL FALK age 64, of Twinsburg passed away suddenly on February 23rd, surrounded by his family. He will be missed by his wife of almost 40 years Mariann Falk, his children Nicole Tackett, James Falk and Michael Falk. Michael's 5 Grandchildren Nicklaus, Andrew, Caroline, Daniel and Peyton will miss their Papa's pancakes. He is also survived by his two brothers William Falk and David Falk. A memorial service will be held Saturday March 7 2020 at St. Bridget of Kildare Church in Parma @ 10am. In lieu of flowers please donate on Michael's behalf to the Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation (NOHF.ORG).
Feb 24, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Pete S. Bodonyi, father of Pete B. Bodonyi, Class of 1985; grandfather of Aiden Bodonyi and Jaxson Bodonyi, both Class of 2022. Please keep the Bodonyi family in your prayers. PETE BODONYI 77 of Avon Lake passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 holding the hand of his beloved wife, Joyce of 55 years. He was born June 13, 1942 to parents Peter and Rose Bodonyi in East Cleveland, OH. Pete graduated from Fenn College/Cleveland State where he received his Bachelors degree. He was the owner/operator of MPC Incorporated in Westlake, OH. He was a member of Holy Spirit Church, an extraordinary pianist, enjoyed photography and travelling. He is survived by his beloved wife Joyce (nee Lorence); son Peter B. (Rae); grandchildren Aiden Peter and Jaxson David; dear brother Richard (Josette); and lifelong friend of Sue and Kent Hill and Joe and Joan Phillips. He is preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Seidman Cancer Center 960 Clague Road 1200 Westlake, OH 44145. Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 10:00am at Holy Spirit Church 410 Lear Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012. Meet at the church. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Avon, OH. Friends may call Monday, February 24, 2020 from 4:00pm-8:00pm for a visitation at Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. 440.933.3202
Feb 24, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Richard Benedict, Class of 1963, and brother of the late Tom Benedict, Class of 1958. Please keep the Benedict family in your prayers. RICHARD P. BENEDICT age 74, beloved husband of Judy (nee Wojcik) for 51 years. Loving father of Mark (Judy) and Chrissy Benedict. Dear grandfather of Jennifer, Andrew and Anthony Benedict. Brother of the late Thomas Benedict (Dorothy). Loving uncle and great-uncle. Rich was a graduate of St. Edward High School, John Carroll University Alumni, Member of HFMA, a long time accountant in the healthcare industry, enjoyed wood working and making wine. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 29 at 10 am at St. Richard Parish, 26855 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake.
Feb 24, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Stephen Gurley, brother of Jack Gurley, Class of 2014. Please keep the Gurley family in your prayers. STEPHEN PAUL GURLEY age 29, died suddenly on February 18, 2020. Stephen was the beloved son of Karen and Jerry Gurley and loving brother to his sister Ellen Gurley and brother Jack Gurley. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents John and Anne Fedeshen and Julius and Emma Gurley. Stephen was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 26, 1990. He graduated from Bay High School and studied Biomedical Engineering at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Stephen was best known for his brilliant mind and unwavering kindness to and love for his family, his pets and all animals. He loved science and technology and was an accomplished computer programmer. He enjoyed gardening and working on projects. There was not anything that he could not fix. He was always more than willing to help others by sharing his knowledge and skills. Stephen was a gentle soul. He will be forever loved and deeply missed by his family and all those who cared for him. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020 at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia) from 4 PM to 7 PM. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at St. Raphael Church 525 Dover Center Rd. at 10:30 am with burial services to follow at Lakewood Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice in Stephen's name.
Feb 21, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Marie McHugh, mother of Allan, Class of 1988. Please keep the McHugh family in your prayers. MARIE T. McHUGH (nee Fadden), age 77, native of Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Beloved wife of 54 years to Paul; loving mother of Colleen Kilbane (Tom) and Allan; grandmother of Marty, Michael, Thomas and A.J.; sister of Bridie McHugh (Rollie), Bernie McManus (deceased) and Ann Fleischer (Steve) (all of Cleveland), Joseph Fadden (deceased) (Ann), Martin Fadden (Eileen) and Patrick Fadden (Ann) (all of Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland); dear niece of Kathleen Reilly of Westport; aunt, great aunt, cousin, and dear friend of many. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family February 12, 2020. Funeral Mass Monday, February 17, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr.) at 11:30 A.M. Interment private Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, SUNDAY 1-5 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Ennis Court, 13315 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107.
Feb 13, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Casey Schneider, Class of 1981. Please keep the Schneider family in your prayers. CASEY P. SCHNEIDER, 56, of Westlake, OH passed away February 10, 2020. Beloved son of Jennifer L. (Taylor) and Raymond F. (deceased) Schneider; cherished partner of 28 years to Joey Catanzarite; devoted brother to Kelly Capuano, Lisa (Chuck) Urban, Jennifer Schneider and Christopher (Sandy) Schneider; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, one great-niece and loving friends. Casey was a graduate of St. Edward High School and attended Kent State University. Memorial Mass will take place on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 10AM at St. Bernadette Parish, 2256 Clague Rd., Westlake, OH 44145. A private burial will take place in Sunset Memorial Park. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Casey P. Schneider please visit our Sympathy Store.
Feb 11, 2020 Dear Faculty and Staff: Below is the death notice of James P. Horan, Jr., Class of 1957, and brother-in-law of Peter E. Prochillo, Class of 1958. Please keep the Horan and Prochillo families in your prayers. JAMES P. HORAN, JR., age 80. Loving husband of Jo Ann (nee Prochillo); loving father of Mary Catherine Stewart (Michael, deceased), Lucy Hayes (Jim), Maureen Yingling (Tim), James (Mary Helen), and Colleen Horan (Omar Freeman); grandfather of Annie (Graham), Ashley (Doug), Mikey, Katie Frances, Mallory, Andrew, Thomas, and Philip; brother of Barbara Horan, Terese Wood, and the late Betty Ann Heneghan and Jean Marie Zavesky. Passed away February 9, 2020. Funeral Mass Saturday, February 15, St. Patrick Church (West Park) at 9:30 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment St. Joseph Cemetery (Avon). Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., FRIDAY 3-8 P.M.
Feb 11, 2020 JAMES P. HORAN, JR., age 80. Brother-in-law of Peter E. Prochillo, Class of 1958. Loving husband of Jo Ann (nee Prochillo); loving father of Mary Catherine Stewart (Michael, deceased), Lucy Hayes (Jim), Maureen Yingling (Tim), James (Mary Helen), and Colleen Horan (Omar Freeman); grandfather of Annie (Graham), Ashley (Doug), Mikey, Katie Frances, Mallory, Andrew, Thomas, and Philip; brother of Barbara Horan, Terese Wood, and the late Betty Ann Heneghan and Jean Marie Zavesky. Passed away February 9, 2020. Funeral Mass Saturday, February 15, St. Patrick Church (West Park) at 9:30 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment St. Joseph Cemetery (Avon). Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., FRIDAY 3-8 P.M.
Feb 6, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Max Muzyczka, grandson of the late John Eyerman, Sr., Class of 1956, nephew of Larry Del Regno, Jr., Class of 1987, cousin of Andrew Eyerman, Class of 2006, Nate Eyerman, Class of 2019, and Nick Del Regno, Class of 2023. Please keep the Eyerman and Del Regno families in your prayers. MAXWELL J. "MAX" MUZYCZKA age 13, cherished son of Julie (nee Eyerman) and R. John Muzyczka Jr.; much-loved brother of Jack; beloved grandson of Nancy (nee Hiltner) and Russell J. Muzyczka Sr. and the late Rosemary (nee Kerrigan) and John Eyerman Sr.; loving nephew of Tanya Muzyczka and Lisa Nelsen (Victor), John Eyerman Jr. (Kathy), Michael Eyerman (Jane), Timothy Eyerman (Pam), Christopher Eyerman (Gwen), Amy Eyerman and Lori Del Regno (Larry); dearest cousin of Jason (deceased), Joseph and Anya Nelsen; Andrew Eyerman, Rosemary Motz (Gary), Mitchell and Braden Eyerman; Nick Schultz, Ryan, Adam and Jane Eyerman; Erica and Nate Eyerman; and Nicholas and Grace Del Regno. Max was beloved by all friends and family. He embraced life to the fullest and was a friend to all. Max gave the gift of life through organ donation. Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 4-8 P.M. at the WAITE AND SON FUNERAL HOME, BRUNSWICK CHAPEL, 3300 CENTER RD., BRUNSWICK, OH 44212. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, February 7, 10 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 1088 Ridge Rd., Hinckley (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery (Avon, OH). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Augustine Health Ministries, 7801 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 or Westside Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.
Feb 5, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Juanita Tousley, mother of Bob, Class of 1977, Pat, Class of 1989, and the late Jim, Class of 1971. Please keep the Tousley family in your prayers. JUANITA TOUSLEY (nee Hostetler). Age 86. Beloved wife of 66 years to the late James D. Loving mom of James (deceased)(Beth), Patricia (deceased), Michael (Tracey Godin), Bob (Erin), Theresa Tousley-Lozinski, Lisa (Jeff) Prebish and Patrick (Jody). Grandma of 17 and great grandma of 16. Daughter of the late Dennis and Dorothy Hostetler. Dearest sister of Evelyn (deceased) (Lester) Smith and Vernon (Carol) Hostetler. Aunt, great aunt, cousin and good friend to many. Member of the West Park K of C #2790 Isabella Guild and the Penguins. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 8th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mel Church 14436 Triskett Road. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family will receive friends to celebrate her life at the DAVID MARTENS & SON FUNERAL HOME 4175 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE (between Lorain & Puritas) FRIDAY 2-4 6-8. Contributions to the Hospice of the Western Reserve would be appreciated. Online condolences at davidmartensfh.com 216-941-1772.
Jan 27, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Anna Wisneski, mother of John, Sr., Class of 1966, Ed, Jr., Class of 1974; grandmother of John Wisneski, Jr., Ph.D., Class of 1991, Dr. Jeff Wisneski, Lt. Col, USAF, Class of 1993, Ed Wisneski, III, Class of 2005; and grandmother-in-law of Todd Kirwan, Class of 2003. Please keep the Wisneski and Kirwan family in your prayers. ANNA M. WISNESKI (nee LIMA), age 100, Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Friday January 24, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Edward Sr., loving mother of John (Linda), Anna Marie (Randall) Moncrief, and Edward Jr. (Mary Beth), dearest grandmother of John Ph.D., Lt. Col. USAF Jeffrey (Christina), Jennifer (Matthew) Martin, Jacqueline Moncrief, Carolyn (Brian) Domitrovich, Tricia Wisneski (Todd Kirwan), Edward III (Julie), and Stephanie (Matt) Fontana, great grandmother of Morgan, Jacob, Katherine Martin, Evelyn Domitrovich, Vivienne Kirwan, and Edward IV., dear sister of Fred (Nancy), Patricia (Mike, deceased) Sorrentino, Anthony (Martha), Josephine (Vince) Malik, and the following deceased Christine (Ralph) Matteucci, Joseph, Michael (Violet), and Cecilia (Buddy) Graves, dear aunt and friend of many. VISITATION WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020, FROM 2-4 AND 6-8 PM AT HOLICK CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME 23040 CENTER RIDGE RD. WESTLAKE 44145. Funeral Mass Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 10 AM St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church 10205 Lorain Ave. Cleveland 44111. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family suggests donation to the Lourdes Academy Alumni Scholarship Fund at Magnificat High School.
Jan 24, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joseph Murray, father of Tom, Class of 1970, Paul, Class of 1975, and the late Barry, Class of 1972; grandfather of Austin Murray, Class of 2009. Please keep the Murray family in your prayers. JOSEPH F. MURRAY age 92, beloved husband of Pauline "Polly" (nee Pollack); loving father of Debbie Pervez (Saood), Maureen Overholser (Geoffrey, deceased), Tom (Catherine), Barry (deceased), Paul, and Anita Swan (deceased); beloved grandfather and great-grandfather of many; brother of Dr. Jerry Murray, Kathryn Metzger and the late Dr. John T. Murray, Jim and Jay Murray; uncle and great uncle of many. Passed away January 22, 2020. Funeral Mass Saturday, January 25, St. Brendan Church (4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted) at 10 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment private Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., FRIDAY 3-7 P.M. www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 22, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tim Aureden, Class of 1955. Please keep the Aureden family in your prayers. TIMOTHY CONRAD AUREDEN died peacefully in Oak Bluffs on the evening of Friday, January 17, 2020 surrounded by Diane, his wife of forty-five years, four of his six surviving children and two of his fifteen grandchildren. Services are scheduled for Saturday, February 8th, at 2:00 pm at the West Tisbury Congregational church. Born in Cleveland, Tim was raised in Rocky River, Ohio, and attended St. Edwards High School before graduating from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's College. He served as a Lieutenant in the Navy in Hawaii for three years. Tim spent his professional career as an estate planner in Philadelphia, where he and Diane raised their family. But what truly best defined Tim were his dual passions for sailing and for social justice. Under the auspices of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, he founded the church's Peacemaking Taskforce and fostered an exchange-through Bridges for Peace-with the Russian Orthodox Church. The Taskforce also sponsored Prihort, a horticultural program at Graterford Penitentiary. Prihort served prisoners by offering restorative training in gardening in the prison greenhouse and gardens and by supporting employment transitions when prisoners completed their sentences. Tim's passion for sailing began in high school with ownership of a Thistle which he raced on Lake Erie, ably aided by five of his high school buddies. In 1966, Tim medaled in the National 420 Races. Over the following years, he owned and raced a Cal 25 and a Sonar. At the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, where he served on the Board of Governors, he was instrumental in founding the Sonar fleet and headed the adult sailing program. Tim loved sharing his passion for sailing and being out on the water with his children, his grandchildren, and his great nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be sent to Camp Jabberwocky (MVCPC) P.O. Box1357 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.
Jan 21, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jim Purcell, Class of 1981, brother of Edward, Class of 1998. Please keep the Purcell family in your prayers. JAMES P. PURCELL age 56 (Cleveland Police Captain, Badge #1259), beloved husband of Holly (nee Tube); loving father of Cormac, Declan and Mairead; dear son of Patricia (nee Graven) and the late Edward Purcell; cherished brother of Mary (deceased), Andrea Fields (Bryan), Bridget Kane (Jim), and Edward (Katie), stepfather of Theodora and Colin Tube; favorite uncle to Bryan (Kelly), Elizabeth (Danny Martin), Lauren Kane and Catherine Fields; great uncle of Aiden, Cullen and Keegan Purcell and Penny Purcell; cousin, partner, colleague and friend of many. Jimmy passed away with his family by his side after a brave battle with cancer at University Hospital on January 18, 2020. Funeral Mass Thursday, January 23, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) at 10 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., WEDNESDAY 3-8 P.M. For full obituary, please visit: www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 21, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Terry O'Connor, Class of 1955, father of John, Class of 1981, and brother of Jim, Class of 1957. Please keep the O'Connor family in your prayers. TERRENCE E. O'CONNOR, age 82, of Medina, passed away on January 15, 2020. He was born on May 8, 1937, in Elyria, to the late Edward and Claire (née Emerich) O'Connor. Terry graduated from St Edward High School in Lakewood, attended Fenn College graduating from Cleveland State University. He started his career at the Illuminating Company followed by Great Lakes Diesel. He had a second career in opening a closed door pharmacy for the health care industry as President of Avalon Foods. He was active in his church and church choir, committed supporter of feeding Medina County, and worked on the golf course at Westfield Country Club following his retirement. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Carol (née Pampush); children, Lisa Smith (Robert), John O'Connor (Mary), Mary O'Connor, Patrick O'Connor, Megan McNeill (Roger); grandchildren, Alexander Bridges, Stephen O'Connor, Kathryn O'Connor; brother, James O'Connor; brothers-in-law, Thomas, Robert (Barbara) and William (Jeanne); and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Terry was preceded in death by his aunt and uncle Ralph (Pinky) Emerich (June), brother-in-law James Pampush; sisters-in-law, Ruth Pampush, Lillian Pampush, and Tess Pampush. Friends may join the family for visitation on January 26, 2020, from 2:00PM to 5:00PM at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Road, Medina, OH 44256. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Terry on January 27, at 11:00AM, at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256. There will be a visitation one hour prior to Mass at 10:00AM (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Terrance's name to: Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue. Cleveland, Ohio 44110 OR Feeding Medina County, 650 W Smith Rd C-8, Medina, OH 44256 OR St Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107. * * * * * * * * St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift please click here.
Jan 15, 2020 Correction: Josh's last name is Wagner not Klecan, highlighted in red below. Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Klecan, father of Tom Klecan, Class of 1973, and grandfather of Josh Wagner, Class of 2002. Please keep the Klecan family in your prayers. ROBERT A. KLECAN age 89. Beloved husband of the late Louise (nee Vanik). Loving father of Thomas (Sandra Lavella) and the late Theresa Alspach (Thomas). Cherished grandfather of Amber Frew (Fitzroy), Thomas Alspach (Jaime), Josh, Robert and Richard Wagner (Shannon) and great grandfather of 6. Dear brother of the James (deceased) (Wilma) and Angela Rawlins (late Jack). U.S. Army Veteran. Member of the Knights of Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial. St. Clarence Church, Saturday - January 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM. (EVERYONE MEET AT THE CHURCH) Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received Friday 5 - 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).
Jan 15, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Klecan, father of Tom Klecan, Class of 1973, and grandfather of Josh Klecan, Class of 2002. Please keep the Klecan family in your prayers. ROBERT A. KLECAN age 89. Beloved husband of the late Louise (nee Vanik). Loving father of Thomas (Sandra Lavella) and the late Theresa Alspach (Thomas). Cherished grandfather of Amber Frew (Fitzroy), Thomas Alspach (Jaime), Josh, Robert and Richard Wagner (Shannon) and great grandfather of 6. Dear brother of the James (deceased) (Wilma) and Angela Rawlins (late Jack). U.S. Army Veteran. Member of the Knights of Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial. St. Clarence Church, Saturday - January 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM. (EVERYONE MEET AT THE CHURCH) Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received Friday 5 - 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).
Jan 15, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patricia Isabella, wife of the late Paul "Larry" Isabella, Jr., Class of 1963; mother of Tim Isabella, Class of 1988; mother-in-law of Todd Ashdown, Class of 1988; grandmother of Ryan Ashdown, Class of 2016, and Colin Ashdown, Class of 2023; sister of Dan O'Brien, Class of 1979; sister-in-law of Mick Isabella, Class of 1976, Terry Isabella, Class of 1978, John Kassay, Class of 1968, and the late Joe Isabella, Class of 1968; aunt of Jim O'Brien, Class of 2009, and Tim O'Brien, Class of 2011. Please keep the Isabella, Ashdown, Kassay, and O'Brien families in your prayers. PATRICIA N. ISABELLA (Nee O'Brien) age 72, beloved wife of 50 years to the late Paul L. Jr. (Larry); loving mother of Tim (Dionne), Maureen Ashdown (Todd), Mary Ellen Nussbaum (Sam), Bridget Currie (Stu), Megan McGough (Ron) and Molly Cruz (Jose); dear Nanny of 15; Sister to Peggy O'Brien (Chuck), Jim O'Brien, and Dan O'Brien (Judy) Sister-in- law to Joe (deceased), Pat (deceased) and John Kassay, Mick and Ronnie and Terry and Nancy; Aunt and great-aunt of many; daughter of the late Cecelia (nee Kilcoyne) and Thomas O'Brien; and friend of many. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a woman of great faith who enjoyed life and laughter. Pat had a lifetime devotion to St. Therese, our Blessed Mother and Divine Mercy. She passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. Funeral Mass, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village) Saturday, Jan. 18th at 10:00 am. Private Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia) FRIDAY from 3 - 7 pm. In Lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to Hospice of the Western Reserve, St. Edward High School or the Monastery of the Poor Clares.
Jan 14, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joe Dreher, Jr., father of Joe, Class of 1973, and Neil, Class of 1975. Please keep the Dreher family in your prayers. JOSEPH K. DREHER, JR., 94, passed away peacefully on January 13. He was the beloved husband of the late Rita (nee Nageotte) and the late Mary Lou (nee Jacoby); father of Rosemary Dreher (Kevin Lyons), Joseph M. Dreher, Neil M. Dreher (Vivien) and Anne Ault; grandfather of Madeline, Kelly, Clare, Ellen and Patrick; Joseph was a beloved father, step-father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. A proud WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran. Joe flew 29 missions for the 385th Bomb Group, 8th Army Air Corp. He was shot down in a raid over Munich and became a German POW. He was eventually liberated by General Patton's 3rd Infantry Division in April 1945. Joe returned to Cleveland, got a business degree from Kent State and became a successful entrepreneur and businessman. Joe founded DAK Supply in 1964 which later became DREHER Business Products. He won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1995. Joe was an avid golfer and belonged to Westwood Country Club and Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples FL. Joe touched many lives in his long, illustrious life. He was a wonderful conversationalist, storyteller and appreciator of festive gatherings and good times. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Mass Friday, Jan. 17 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials to Hospice of the Western Reserve. Friends received one hour prior to mass at church.
Jan 13, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ferris Anthony, Ph.D., Class of 1958. Please keep the Anthony family in your prayers. FERRIS F. ANTHONY Ph.D. age 79. Beloved husband of 50 years to Jane (nee Koch). Loving father of Thomas Anthony, Dr. Mary LaCognata (Giovanni), Dr. David Anthony and Joseph Anthony (Katie). Cherished grandfather of George. Dearest son of the late George and Monera Anthony. Dear brother of the late Joseph. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Dr. Ferris Anthony was the Dean/Professor Emeritus of Cleveland State University. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday January 16, 2020 St. Albert the Great Church, 6667 Wallings Road at 10:00AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends WEDNESDAY 4 - 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).
Jan 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Bernard Weir, Jr., father of Bernard, Class of 1981, and Mike, Class of 1983. Please keep the Weir family in your prayers. BERNARD E. WEIR, JR. Age 87. Beloved husband of Celine (nee Wisniewski) for 57 years; loving father of Eileen Svajger, Bernard (Noriko), Michael (Kelly), James (Suzy), Carolyn Hansen (Eric), Colleen Raynewater (Tim), Dan (Karoline) and Brian (Karen); devoted Papa of 16; brother of Jack (deceased) (Janet) (deceased), Catherine (nee Weir) McBride (Ken), Francis (Maxine), J. Michael (Sandra) and Lawrence (deceased). Dear Uncle and friend to many. Remembered for his long service at Norris Brothers, Co. former President and CEO, his work with many construction and labor organizations, CEA and B30 committee and many more, he was passionate about worker safety and training. Passed away December 23, 2019. Funeral Mass St. Patrick Church 3602 Bridge Ave. Friday, December 27, 2019, 12:00 pm. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) Thursday December 26, 2019 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Special thanks to the staff at Ennis Court. Donations to Westside Catholic Center.
Jan 9, 2020 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Jim Hoffman, Class of 1957. Please keep the Hoffman family in your prayers. JAMES EDWARD HOFFMAN, age 80, died December 27, 2019 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer disease. Jim was born the son of Gilbert and Margaret Hoffman on December 13, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jim enjoyed living in Los Altos Hills where he moved in 1972. He was actively involved in the local horse scene supporting his wife and daughter's endeavors. He was also a regular at the Starbucks at Rancho where he had his daily coffee before walking his corgi. He volunteered his time at Fremont Hills Country Club where he served on the Board and as Chairman. Lastly, he spent many of his weekends following local sports where you would find him in the cheap end zone seats at a Stanford football game or listening to KNBR radio. Jim graduated from St. Edward High School in 1957 in Lakewood, Ohio and then attended University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. After spending time in Germany and Santa Barbara, Jim moved to the Bay Area to attend the Stanford Graduate School of Business. On December 20, 1969, he married his wife of 50 years Nancy Moore. In 1972 they settled in Los Altos Hills. He worked for a variety of companies including Brooks Products, Raychem and Sun Microsystems. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Gilbert and Margaret and his brother Dan. He is survived by his wife Nancy, son John, daughter Karen and grandchildren, Stuart, Quinn, Owen & Emma. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pets in Need Palo Alto, 3281 East Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 94303, https://www.petsinneed.org/donate
Jan 8, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of David Wilber, Class of 1971, brother of the late John (Jay), Class of 1958, Richard, Class of 1977, and Bob, Sr., Class of 1977; brother-in-law of the late Jerry Marquard, Class of 1964; uncle of Rob Wilber, Jr., Class of 2003, Tim Wilber, Class of 2006, and Joe Wilber, Class of 2020. Please keep the Wilber and Marquard families in your prayers. DAVID M. WILBER, age 66. Beloved husband of Cynthia (nee Wolff); dear father of Lindsey Grdina (Edward), Elizabeth "Liz" Wilber (Erick Vignal); grandfather of Julia and Oliver; dear brother of Betty Ryan (Dick), Patricia Marquard (Jerry, dec.), Richard, Robert (Regina) and the late John "Jay"; uncle and great-uncle to many. David was a proud graduate of St. Edward High School, class of 1971, and attended John Carroll University and Baldwin Wallace College. He was a sail maker for nearly three decades, after which he worked in custom home building. David and Cyndi met through sailing and were married over 40 years. He loved his family and most recently cherished his time with grandbabies, Julia and Oliver. Growing up on the North Coast, he had a passion for being on the water, predominantly competitive sailing, as well as acting as Principal Race Officer or as a US Sailing Judge. He spent decades at the Cleveland Yachting Club and Edgewater Yacht Club. David imparted his love of sailing and his competitive edge to daughter, Liz. David fought a long battle with cancer for over six years, outliving the original prognosis of 6-9 months. We were blessed to have him here to see his beautiful daughters wed and walking his baby girls down the aisle brought him one of his greatest joys. A fiercely loyal friend to many, his smile and sense of humor will be sorely missed. He leaves a legacy of love of family, sailing, kindness, and service. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, 20141 Detroit Road, Rocky River on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 11 am with visitation one hour prior to the Mass. (440) 333-9774 www.buschcares.com
Jan 7, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Greg Hand, Class of 1967, father of Tyler, Class of 2007. Please keep the Hand family in your prayers. GREGORY E. HAND age 71. Beloved husband of Kathryn Hug; loving father of Katey (Chris Valentine) and Tyler; proud grandfather of Desi; dear brother of Dolores; great friend of many. Passed away Jan. 5, 2020. Funeral Mass Thursday, Jan. 9, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd.) at 11:30 AM. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS WEDNESDAY 3-7 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Maltz Hospice House of Montefiore, 1 David Myers Pkwy., Beachwood, OH 44122 or the Head for the Cure, c/o Team West Enders, 1607 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64108. www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 2, 2020 Dear Faculty and Staff, Below is the death notice of Ron A. Dorco, Class of 1962, and brother of Gary, Class of 1965. Please keep the Dorco family in your prayers. RON A. DORCO, age 75, of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully on the morning of December 23, 2019. Ron was the soulmate and best friend of Donna Halloran; father of Ashley Marie (Scott) McLaughlin, Cole Joseph (Allison) Dorco and Lorin Andrew Dorco; grandfather of Brooklyn, Brody, Reese and Reagan; dear brother of Gloria Joyce and Gary Dorco; Ron was the former owner of Norwalk Ford Lincoln Mercury, a Chrysler dealership, among other dealerships, a member of the VFW, the Amputee Coalition and the Choppers Hot Rod Association. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Diabetes Association, 4500 Rockside Rd. Suite 440, Independence, OH 44131 and the Amputee Coalition, 900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 390, Knoxville, TN 3791. Friends may call from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, January 3, 2019 for a memorial visitation with a memorial service to begin at 7:00pm at Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. 440.933.3202 www.buschcares.com
Jan 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Donald J. Dawson, brother of John, Class of 1983, James, Class of 1986, and Matthew, Class of 1988. Please keep the Dawson family in your prayers. DONALD J. DAWSON, age 58. Loving father of Rachel V. and Vanessa G. Dawson. Beloved son of Donald C. and Jacquelyn M. (nee Mullen) Dawson. Dear brother of John (Lisa), James, Matthew, and Loretta Dawson. Dear uncle, great-uncle and cousin of many. Donald was honorably discharged as an Airborne Ranger of U.S. Army and spent the next 30 years of his career working for the family business, Premier Manufacturing Corporation of Cleveland. Donald passed away December 29, 2019. Funeral Mass 10:30 AM Friday, January 3 at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village. Entombment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Family and friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE ROAD (west of Columbia Road) 3-7 PM THURSDAY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Jan 2, 2020 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Judith "Judy" Lynn Reilly, mother of Mark, Class of 1989, James, Class of 1991, and Kevin, Class of 1992, sister of Robert Piskura, Class of 1975, mother-in-law of Sean Dee, Class of 2002, and aunt of Tom Reilly, Class of 2003, and Joseph Reilly, Class of 2010. Please keep the Reilly, Piskura, and Dee families in your prayers. JUDITH "JUDY" LYNN REILLY (nee Piskura) age 72. Devoted wife of 49 years to James P. Jr.; loving mother of Mark David, James P. III (Kathy), Kevin Michael (Lindsay) of Wilmington, NC. and Maureen Bridget Dee (Sean) of Naperville, IL.; beloved grandma to Bridget Josephine, Colleen Eleanor and Patrick James; Edward Owen and Robert Patrick; Meghan Caroline and Conor Joseph Dee; sister of Cheryl Adams (Don-deceased), Sue Roesmann (Joe), Nancy Medvick (Don) and Robert Piskura (Lynnise); daughter of the late Joy (nee Ingler) and Robert Piskura; sister-in-law, aunt and cousin. Judy was an executive assistant to William Denihan for many years. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. Passed away, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Funeral Mass, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland) Saturday, Jan. 4th at 10:00 am. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD, 14133 Detroit Ave. FRIDAY from 4 - 8 pm. In Lieu of flowers, Memorials suggested to Holy Family Hospice, 6707 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134 or The Absolute House, 7835 Harvard Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105.
Jan 2, 2020 Donald J. Dawson, age 58. Loving father of Rachel V. and Vanessa G. Dawson. Beloved son of Donald C. and Jacquelyn M. (nee Mullen) Dawson. Dear brother of John (Lisa), James, Matthew, and Loretta Dawson. Dear uncle, great-uncle and cousin of many. Donald was honorably discharged as an Airborne Ranger of U.S. Army and spent the next 30 years of his career working for the family business, Premier Manufacturing Corporation of Cleveland. Donald passed away December 29, 2019. Funeral Mass 10:30 AM Friday, January 3 at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village. Entombment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Family and friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE ROAD (west of Columbia Road) 3-7 PM THURSDAY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Jan 2, 2020 JUDITH “JUDY” LYNN REILLY (nee Piskura) age 72. Devoted wife of 49 years to James P. Jr.; loving mother of Mark David, James P. III (Kathy), Kevin Michael (Lindsay) of Wilmington, NC. and Maureen Bridget Dee (Sean) of Naperville, IL.; beloved grandma to Bridget Josephine, Colleen Eleanor and Patrick James; Edward Owen and Robert Patrick; Meghan Caroline and Conor Joseph Dee; sister of Cheryl Adams (Don-deceased), Sue Roesmann (Joe), Nancy Medvick (Don) and Robert Piskura (Lynnise); daughter of the late Joy (nee Ingler) and Robert Piskura; sister-in-law, aunt and cousin. Judy was an executive assistant to William Denihan for many years. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. Passed away, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Funeral Mass, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland) Saturday, Jan. 4th at 10:00 am. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD, 14133 Detroit Ave. FRIDAY from 4 – 8 pm. In Lieu of flowers, Memorials suggested to Holy Family Hospice, 6707 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134 or The Absolute House, 7835 Harvard Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105.
Jan 2, 2020 Shaver, Lawrence 1949 - 2018 Lawrence Edward Shaver, age 69, of Grove City, OH, passed away on September 29, 2018 at Mount Carmel West Hospital. Larry was born June 4, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Thomas R. and Faye M. (Sullivan) Shaver, both deceased. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Susan (Springer) Shaver; sons, Geoffrey (Allison) and Kevin Shaver; 3 granddaughters; siblings, Thomas (Lori), Teresa (Richard), Margaret, Patricia, and James; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Larry worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He was family focused and loved his family more than anything. Larry loved to walk on the boardwalk in Ocean City with Susan. He will be missed by all, but not forgotten. A special thank you to the Mount Carmel West CVICU medical team. Gathering of family and friends on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from 1pm until the time of Memorial Service at 3pm at Newcomer, SW Chapel, 3933 Broadway, Grove City, OH. Private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Commemorative Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43272-5117 or the charity of your choice. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.NewcomerColumbus.com.
Jan 2, 2020 Arthur J. Neff Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Arthur J. Neff, father of Robert Neff, Class of 1973, James Neff, Class of 1975 and William Neff, Class of 1982. Please keep the Neff family in your prayers. ARTHUR J. NEFF, age 90, passed away on December 26, 2019. He was loved and cherished by many people including : his wife Joan C. Neff; his parents, Earl Neff and Margaret Neff; his children, Robert (Teresa), James, Lauren Keating (Barry) and William (Pamela); his grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Daniel, Heather, Matthew (Julie), Cassidy McNeely (Andrew), Taylor and Connor; his great grandchildren, Brandon, Jayla, Scarlett, Mason and Walker; his siblings, Lawrence E. Neff and Margaret E. Damato (Joseph). Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 2nd 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home (14133 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH). A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 3rd 2020 at 10:00 AM at the St. Mark Church (15800 Montrose Ave, Cleveland, OH). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P. O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44197.
Dec 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Coyle, Class of 1979, brother of Michael, Class of 1977. Please keep the Coyle family in your prayers. ROBERT W. COYLE age 58, of Wellington, OH, passed away December 16, 2019. Robert is survived by loving parents, Robert P and Beverly (nee Stanton); dear brother, Michael G Coyle; children, Nicole, Bobby and Tayler; his grandparents the late George and Coletta Stanton and his partner, Margaret Horvat. Memorial service will be held, Thursday, January 9th at 2pm in the Sunset Chapel, 6245 Columbia Rd. North Olmsted. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be maybe made in Roberts name to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. www.dostalbokas.com
Dec 19, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bob Snell, Class of 1953, uncle of Larry Shirk, Jr., Class of 1974. Please keep the Snell and Shirk families in your prayers. ROBERT LOUIS SNELL (age 83). Beloved husband of the late Dawn (nee Gregory). Robert is survived by his children Heather Masterson (Patrick), Michael Snell (Cecilia), and Nicole Wagner (Steven); grandchildren Ryan, Cole, Nolan, Kaylee, Brendan, Carrien; great-grandchild Nicholas; and sister Josephine Shirk (Lawrence). He is the son of the late Robert and Josephine (nee Lehrmayer) Snell. Over nearly 40 years with Emerson Builders, during which he earned a BA in Civil Engineering from CASE, Robert supervised the construction of many of the buildings in the Cleveland area, ending his career as Vice President and General Superintendent. His exceptional woodworking skills provided cherished toys and gifts for family and friends through-out the years. Robert passed into eternal life on November 15, 2019. Funeral Mass Saturday, November 30 at St. Clement Church (2022 Lincoln Ave., Lakewood), 10am. Reception immediately following in church hall. Private interment later. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD., FRIDAY, NOV 29 FROM 4-8PM. Donation remembrances to The Alzheimer's Association.
Dec 18, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mark Horton, Sr., father of Kyle, Class of 2003, and Mark II, Class of 2009. Please keep the Horton family in your prayers. MARK A. HORTON, age 57; beloved husband of Donna (nee Majesky); loving father of Kyle (Lindsey), Mark II (Lucy) and Ashley (Joseph); grandfather of Kyle, Jack and Benjamin; son of the late Janice (nee Mullins) and Robert A. Horton; beloved brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend of many. Passed away December 16, 2019. Funeral Mass Friday, December 20, St. Patrick Church (West Park) at 10 A.M. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS THURSDAY 5-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hope for Paws at www.hopeforpaws.org
Dec 17, 2019 EDWARD J. SNYDER, age 83. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Phillips); father of Mary Frindt (Rich), Michael (Amy) and Cathy MacMillan (Digger); grandfather of Michael, Kacie, Lauren and Matthew Frindt and Colin, Ella and the late Charlie MacMillan; step-father of Christopher Stenger; brother of the late James; friend of many. Passed away Dec. 15, 2019. Funeral Mass Friday, Dec. 20, St. Richard Church (26855 Lorain Rd.) at 11:00 AM. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS THURSDAY 3-7 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Dec 16, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gail Bresnahan, wife of the late Jerry, Class of 1959; mother of Jerry, Class of 1983, and Jim, Class of 1984; mother-in-law of Mark Dieckhoner, Class of 1992. Please keep the Bresnahan and Dieckhoner families in your prayers. GAIL M. BRESNAHAN (nee Krimmel), age 75, passed away Dec. 13, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Jerome J.; loving mother of Jerome (Kim), James P. (Tracey), Judy, Kathleen (deceased) and Joanne (Mark) Dieckhoner; grandmother of 20; daughter of the late Edward and Genevieve Krimmel; sister of Michael (Kay) Krimmel, Larry Krimmel and the late Charlotte Antonaklas, Madeline Makar, Edward Krimmel, Richard Krimmel and Kathleen Gosnell. Mass of Christian Burial St. Leo the Great Church, 4940 Broadview Rd., Cleveland on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the TOMON & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 4772 PEARL RD. (N. OF BROOKPARK RD.), CLEVELAND WEDNESDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. www.tomonfh.com
Dec 16, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Michael Minadeo, Class of 1968. Please keep the Minadeo family in your prayers. MICHAEL J. MINADEO 69, beloved father of Lisa Feher (Thom) and Joseph (Jaclyn), children of Mary Ann Masterson; grandfather of Michael and Molly Minadeo; loving son of Joseph and Patricia (nee Carey), both deceased; dear brother of Patrick (Nadine), Terry (Ellen), Thomas, Maureen, Kathleen and the late Timothy; uncle and friend to many. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Church on Weds. Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. "PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH". Interment private. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE BERRY-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.) WESTLAKE FROM 3-7 P.M. TUES. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Bernadette Church.
Dec 10, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Wilber, Class of 1958, brother of David, Class of 1971, Richard, Class of 1977, and Bob, Sr., Class of 1977; brother-in-law of the late Jerry Marquard, Class of 1964; uncle of Rob Wilber, Jr., Class of 2003, Tim Wilber, Class of 2006, and Joe Wilber, Class of 2020. Please keep the Wilber and Marquard families in your prayers. JOHN J. WILBER age 79. Dear father of Patrick Wilber (Lorrie), Julie Wilber (James Solnosky); grandfather of Kyle and Rachel Wilber and Adam Solnosky and Jeremy Solnosky (Madeline); beloved brother of Betty Ryan (Richard), Patricia Marquard (Jerry; deceased), David Wilber (Cyndi), Richard Wilber, and Robert Wilber (Regina); and uncle and great uncle to many. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Angela's Merici Church, 20970 Lorain Road, Fairview Park on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:30 am. 440-333-9774, www.buschcares.com
Dec 9, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tom Cleary, Class of 1956. Please keep the Cleary family in your prayers. Thomas J. Cleary, age 81, of New Port Richey, Florida passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at his home. Thomas was born April 17, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio to Thomas J. and Mary A. (Hester) Cleary. As the son of proud Irish immigrants, Thomas grew up in a traditional working class neighborhood, and as a young man, delivered newspapers and caddied. He then began working at Cleveland News in the advertising department, where he began an apprenticeship in typesetting and worked there for 35 years. He worked hard providing for his family and demonstrated every day his commitment to giving his family a loving, stable home. He was the best example of how to be a caring husband, father, brother, and friend. Tom spent a lifetime serving others. He was often volunteering at churches and other local organizations. Through his service to others, he demonstrated to everyone who knew him how to live a good life. He enjoyed camping and traveling with his wife and his children, especially trips to Topsail Beach, NC. He was of the Catholic faith, serving as a Eucharist minister and lector, and a proud officer of the Knights of Columbus. Thomas is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Cleary; son, Daniel (Christine Bruno) Cleary, daughter; Bridgett (Kyle) Thompson; brothers, James (Sally) Cleary, Terrance (Jean) Cleary; grandchildren, Siobhan Cleary, Megan Thompson, and Connor Thompson. A gathering of family and friends for Thomas will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 4244 Madison Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Thomas' memory may be made to HPH Hospice, https://www.chaptershealth.org/give/donate/; and Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, https://www.ladyqueenofpeace.org/online-giving. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.NorthMeadowlawnFuneral.com for the Cleary family.
Dec 6, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Geraldine Painter, mother of Larry, Class of 1969, Neal, Class of 1973, and John, Class of 1979. Please keep the Painter family in your prayers. Geraldine A. Painter passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Dec. 10, St. Christopher Church (20141 Detroit Rd.) at 11:00 A.M. where friends may call 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass in the Gathering Room of the church. Mass of Christian Burial St. Christopher Church 20141 Detroit Road Rocky River, Ohio 44116. Inurnment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192.
Dec 5, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Don McCarthy, Class of 1953, uncle of Bill Schneider III, Class of 1998. Please keep the McCarthy and Schneider families in your prayers. Donald G. McCarthy, age 84, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Schneider); loving father of Kelly McCarthy Getz (Jeffrey) and Daniel W. (Veronica Tucker); dear grandfather of Julia Class, Bridget and Brendan McCarthy; uncle of William M. Schneider III. Don was a retired Attorney. Memorials may be forwarded to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 1300 Auburn Rd, Chardon, OH 44024 or Blessing House, 5440 Grove Ave, Lorain, OH 44055. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 7, at 12 noon, in St. Wendelin Church, 2281 Columbus Rd. Entombment Private. Friends may call in the Church from 10:30 am until time of service at noon. www.corrigancraciun.com, 440-331-0500.
Dec 4, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kathleen Kennedy, mother of Kevin Kennedy, Class of 1985, and Brian Kennedy, Class of 1987. Please keep the Kennedy family in your prayers. KATHLEEN KENNEDY (nee Durack), age 78. Beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Mary Kay Laska, Kevin (Melissa), Brian (Kristin) and Jennifer Ontko (Kevin); dear grandmother of Emily, Molly, Jackie, D.J., Christopher, Jamie, Aengus, John, Maddie, Mallory, Kellie, Petra, Ryan, Tommy, Colin and Reese; sister of Maureen O'Malley (Mike) and Brenda Stenger (Jim); aunt, great-aunt and friend of many. Mrs. Kennedy was a longtime employee of North Olmsted High School. Passed away December 3, 2019. Funeral Mass Saturday, December 7, The Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., FRIDAY 3-8 P.M. www.chambersfuneral.com
Dec 3, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Alice Baloga, mother of Dave Baloga, Class of 1985. Please keep the Baloga family in your prayers. ALICE MARY BALOGA (nee KUBIT), born January 26, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio, passed away peacefully at age 96 on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Northwestern Healthcare Center in Berea, Ohio. Alice was a devoted wife, beloved mom, and a very sweet and kind person whom everyone loved. She was married to the late Edward Louis Baloga, Sr. for 65 years. Alice is survived by her beloved children, son Edward Louis Baloga Jr., daughter Diane Marie (Charles) Gorenc, daughter Annette Louise Baloga, son David Michael Baloga, granddaughter Michelle Nicole O'Hanlon, grandson Ryan (Clarissa) O'Hanlon, brother Chester Kazmir Kubit, niece/goddaughter Joann Mary Miezin Miller, niece/goddaughter Christine Carole Roberts (nee Kubit), niece/goddaughter Joyce Josephine Kubit Stonebraker, and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and younger cousins, and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11 A.M. at ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH, 4170 NORTH AMBER DRIVE, BROOKLYN, OHIO 44144 (near Ridge and Memphis), with visitation for family and friends at the church at 10:00 A.M. After the Memorial Mass, a luncheon reception for family and friends will held at TOMON & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 4772 PEARL ROAD, CLEVELAND, OHIO 44109. A private interment of her ashes in a blue urn (her favorite color) in the Columbarium Wall, to join those of her late husband Edward Louis Baloga, Sr., a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, will take place around Mother's Day at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville (Rittman), Medina County, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts will be accepted and used for the purchase of playing cards (including low-vision playing cards) for distributions to residents at various nursing homes.
Dec 3, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rosemary Eyerman, wife of the late John Eyerman, Sr., Class of 1956; grandmother of Andrew Eyerman, Class of 2006, Nate Eyerman, Class of 2019, and Nick Del Regno, Class of 2023; mother-in-law of Larry Del Regno, Jr., Class of 1987. Please keep the Eyerman and Del Regno families in your prayers. ROSEMARY T. EYERMAN (nee Kerrigan), age 80, beloved wife of the late John H. Eyerman Sr.; loving mother of John H. Jr. (Kathy), Michael (Jane), Timothy (Pamela), Christopher (Gwendolyn), Julie Muzyczka (John), Amy, and Lori Del Regno (Larry); dear grandmother of Andrew, Rosie Motz (Gary), Mitchell, Braden, Nick, Ryan, Adam, Janie, Erica, Nathan, Jack, Maxwell, Nicholas, and Grace; daughter of the late James Kerrigan (Ruth, nee Kemer) and Angela Kerrigan (nee Stanton); sister of Joseph Kerrigan (Gerry) (both deceased), Shirley Libbey (Ebert), Ruth Keefe (Tim), James Kerrigan (Sandy), Paul Kerrigan (Natalie), Loretta Baird, Mary Hanna (Jerry), James Weist (Pat), Eileen Crable (Harry), Roger Weist (deceased), Robert Weist (Chris), Patrick Kerrigan (Carol), William Kerrigan (Kathy), Carol Chack (Dennis), Sheila Harrison (Dan), Mary Therese Mullen (John) and Angela Lawrence (Rusty); aunt, great-aunt, cousin, and friend of many. Passed away December 1, 2019 with her family by her side. Funeral Mass Thursday, December 5, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) at 10 A.M. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery (Avon). Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., WEDNESDAY 2-4 AND 6-9 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Augustine Health Campus, 7801 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 or Westside Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.
Dec 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Don DeWitt, Class of 1969. Please keep the DeWitt family in your prayers. DONALD D. DEWITT age 67, Beloved husband of Pam (nee Woodward) for 42 years; loving father of Kristine Jones (Rick) and Drew (Abbey); cherished grandfather of Will and Ben Jones, and Payton, Myles and Owen DeWitt; dear brother of David (Dee), Diane Carlin (Mike), and Dan (Jackie); uncle and friend to many. Proud alumni of St. Edward High School, where he was elected into the Hall of Fame for baseball in 2001. He was a graduate of Ohio University. He retired from Charter One Bank and was a JV baseball coach at Bay High School. Passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Funeral Mass St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village, Monday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) SUNDAY 1-4 P.M. Family suggests contributions to Absolute House 78358 Harvard Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105.
Dec 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Michelino Fioritto, father of Charles, Class of 1983, Dave, Class of 1984, and Steve, Sr., Class of 1986; grandfather of Steven, Jr., Class of 2014. Please keep the Fioritto family in your prayers. MICHELINO FIORITTO age 85, beloved husband of Genevieve, devoted father of Catherine (Ronald) Pickett, Charles (Maryann) Fioritto, David Fioritto and Steven (Kerry) Fioritto, loving grandfather of Robert, Andrew (Katie), Caitlynne, Nathan and Zachary, Alex, Daniel and Jenna, Steven and Julieann, beloved son of Michele and Emira (both deceased), dear brother of the following deceased: Anthony Fioritto, Viola (Harold) Liebecki and Joseph Fioritto, loving uncle and great uncle. Michelino was Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 630 for 30 years; Long Time Member of St. Brendan Holy Name Society and Golden Navigators.Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Brendan Church. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME, 25620 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH 44145 MONDAY FROM 3-7 P.M. Online guestbook at www.FiorittoFamily.com.
Nov 25, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Nicholas Zullo, Class of 1982, brother of Tom Zullo, Class of 1984. Please keep the Zullo family in your prayers. Nicholas "Nick" A. Zullo, age 55, beloved son of Marilyn (nee Becker) and the late Mareo; loving brother of Tom (Shannon), Pat Horning (Chuck) and Carolyn Buckley (Matt); dear uncle of Rocco, Victor, Jackson and Samantha; nephew, cousin and friend of many. Nick was a proud graduate of St. Edward High School Class of 1982. He attended Cleveland State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science in 1986. He also graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio with a Masters in Business Administration. Nick was a devoted son, friend and caregiver to his mother for many years. Passed away November 12, 2019 in Illinois. Funeral Mass Monday, December 2, Holy Trinity Church (33601 Detroit Rd., Avon) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1-3 P.M. www.chambersfuneral.com
Nov 25, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Janet Saringer, mother of John, Class of 1971, Bob, Class of 1981, Bill, Class of 1986, and grandmother of Grant, Class of 2020. Please keep the Saringer family in your prayers. Janet Saringer (nee Martens) age 86 of North Olmsted, passed away peacefully Friday at Emerald Village with her family at her side. Born May 2, 1933 in Cleveland to the late Walter and Eleanor Martens. Janet participated in public service for the City of North Olmsted for 30 years. Elected in 1971 to City Council Ward 2 serving as Councilwoman, Council at Large and Council President. Her career included being a congressional aide for Ronald Mottl 23rd district. Clerk for the Cuyahoga County Recorder's Office retiring after 30 years. She volunteered her time in the community and touched the lives of many people. A St. Augustine graduate who served as the Alumni Association president. She was president of the Greater Cleveland Suburban Council and the Stoneybrook Women's Club. She was active in the North Olmsted Democratic Club and Cuyahoga County Democratic Executive Committee. Member of the West Side Irish American Club. Associate member of FOPA Lodge 28. Volunteer at the St. John Medical Center Gift Shop. Long time member of St. Bernadette Church serving as a lector. Beloved wife of 35 years to Robert N. (deceased 1988). Loving mother of John R. "Jack" (Ligia), Deborah A. (Mario) D"Amico, Janet M. (Christopher) Curran, Robert and William M. (Kelly) Saringer. Cherished grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of 21. Dearest sister of the late Eleanor Reagan, Leonarda Chal, Rosemary Lohman and Phyllis Flynn. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, November 27th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette Church 2256 Clague Road. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the DAVID MARTENS & SON FUNERAL HOME 4175 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE (between Lorain & Puritas) TUESDAY 2-8 P.M. Family suggests contributions to Holy Family Hospice. Online condolences at davidmartensfh.com 216 941-1772
Nov 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Sutter, father of Mike Sutter, Class of 1997, step-father of Jim Boehm, Class of 1980, and grandfather of Jim Boehm, Class of 2012. Please keep the Sutter and Boehm families in your prayers. JOHN T. SUTTER age 72, of Bay Village. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 17, 2019. Beloved husband of 42 years to Annette M. Sutter (nee Madda). Devoted son of the late Rose Smicklas. Loving father of Brian (Michelle), John (Geri), and Michael (Stacy). Step-father of Jim Boehm (Julie), Jeannette Carpenter (Dean), and Jennifer Jordan. Cherished grandfather of Jim, Jacob, and Joey Boehm, Gabrielle and Dean Carpenter, Sarah, Michael, and Christian Sutter. Dear brother of the late Jocelyn and Janice Mileto. Brother-in-law of Josephine Beckwith (Joseph deceased), and Amy Madda (Lucian deceased). Mass of Christian Burial 10:30A.M. Saturday November 23, 2019 at St Raphael Catholic Church, 525 Dover Center Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Family and Friends may gather Friday from 6-8 pm at JENKINS FUNERAL CHAPEL 2914 DOVER CENTER ROAD WESTLAKE. In lieu of flowers, please donate by mail to The Michael J. Fox Foundation P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741- 5014 or by phone 1-800-708-7644.
Nov 19, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Barbara Thome, sister of Gary Thome, Class of 1969, Dennis Thome, Class of 1972; aunt of Brad Thome, Class of 1997, and Ryan Thome, Class of 2000. Please keep the Thome family in your prayers. BARBARA J. THOME age 70. Loving daughter of the late Elmer and Dorothy (nee Wolf). Dear sister of Gary (Kathryn) and Dennis (Jodi). Cherished aunt of Brad (Jasmin), Ryan (Emily), Amy Gansey (Mike), Patrick, Katie, Lindsey and Lauren. Dear niece of Fred Sabol. Also survived by great nieces-nephews, cousins and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, November 21, 2019 St. Joseph Church, 12700 Pearl Road at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends WEDNESDAY 4 - 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).
Nov 13, 2019 Dear Alumni: We were just advised this afternoon of the passing of Raymond Ogrinc, grandfather of Andrew Eyerman, Class of 2006, father-in-law of both Neil Dreher, Class of 1975, and Tom Neihaus, Class of 1978. Please keep the Ogrinc, Eyerman, Dreher, and Neihaus' families in your prayers. RAYMOND STANISLAUS OGRINC age 91, August 4, 1928 - November 10,2019. Beloved husband of Carole Ann (Nee Happensack) for 60 years. Dear father of Vivien Dreher (Neil), Kathleen Eyerman (John), Susan Niehaus (Thomas), Victoria Moos (Paul) and Michelle Strong (David). Loving grandfather of Andrew Eyerman, Kelly Moran (Anthony), Rosemary Motz (Gary), Clare Lucas (William), Ellen Dreher, Natalie Niehaus, Julia Walker, Dana Niehaus and Steven Walker. Brother and Uncle to many. Ray loved St. Ignatius and John Carroll University . He was a Proud Alumni of both. No one loved Cleveland sports more than Ray. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Wednesday November 13 at 11:00 am at St. Ladislas Church 2345 Bassett Road Westlake. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 am until time of Mass. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Raymond's name to St. Ignatius High School 1911 West 30th St. Cleveland Ohio 44113. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Chapel.
Nov 12, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of George Paydock, father of Mark, Class of 1977, Dave, Class of 1980, Joe, Class of 1982, Chris, Class of 1985, and George, Class of 1991. Please keep the Paydock family in your prayers. GEORGE J. PAYDOCK age 85. Passed away November 10th at home in Millersburg. Beloved husband to Jean H. (Nee Mironik) for 63 years. Loving dad of Karen, Mark (Jackie), David, Joseph (Judy,deceased), Chris (Sheri) and George (Deaun). Cherished grandpa of 13. Great grandpa of 9. Dear brother of Bernard (deceased)(Theresa) and Mary Jane (Harold,deceased) Hagyes. Funeral mass will be held Thursday, November 14th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church 3795 Crawford St. Millersburg, Ohio. Luncheon to follow. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Family will receive friends at the DAVID MARTENS & SON FUNERAL HOME 4175 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE (between Lorain & Puritas) WEDNESDAY 4-7 P.M.
Nov 11, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ken Golick, Class of 1960, father of the late Kenny Golic, who attended SEHS and would have graduated in the Class of 1984, and brother of the late Dennis Golick, Class of 1958. Please keep the Golick family in your prayers. KENNETH J. GOLICK. On Thursday, November 7th, 2019, Kenneth J Golick, father of 5, passed away at the age of 77 with loved ones surrounding him. Ken was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 7th, 1942 to John and Jennie Golick. He was a graduate of St. Edward High School, class of 1960. He loved guitar, polka music, and anything Slovenian. Ken built the K J Golick Company from the ground up and was very proud of this accomplishment. His family was the most important thing to him. Ken was preceded in death by his father, John Golick, mother, Jennie Golick, brother, Dennis Golick, and son, Kenneth Golic. He is survived by his son, John Golick (Mary Szmidt), his daughters, Susan Golick Lewis (Terrence Lewis), Sara Golick Jasper (Matt Jasper), and Jennie Golick Taylor (Eric Taylor) his partner, Linda Hudson, his grandchildren, Graci, Jackson, Nolan, Nora, Ruthie, Rusty, Piper, and Otto, and his nephew, Kevin Golick (Renee Golick) along with many other family and friends. Friends and family may pay their respects at Corrigan funeral home on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 5:00pm-8:00pm. A Catholic mass will be held on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at St. Mary's Berea at 10:00am. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations to American Lung Association in lieu of flowers. Corrigancraciun.com 440-331-0500.
Nov 11, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John McGuire, father of John, Class of 1972, Mike, Class of 1973, Leo, Class of 1974, Mark, Class of 1977, Tom, Class of 1978, Barry, Class of 1980 and Paul, Class of 1982; grandfather of Jack McGuire, Class of 2017, and Kevin Marks, Class of 2021. Please keep the McGuire and Marks' families in your prayers. JOHN R. McGUIRE (age 91) Beloved husband of Florence (nee Walits) for over 70 years. Dear father of Maureen (Dennis Foster), John, Michael, Leo, Mark (Jamie), Thomas (Lori), Barry (Maureen), Paul (Patty), and Nancy Marks (Dan). Loving grandfather of 21 and great-grandfather of 7. Preceded in death by brothers Vincent, Edmund, and Richard, and sister Jean Boyko (Paul). Survived by sisters-in-law Mary McGuire and Marilyn McGuire. John was born in Passaic, NJ, graduated from Farleigh-Dickinson University in NJ, and ultimately settled and raised his family in Lakewood, OH during his career as a Sales Engineer. He was a devoted longtime member of St. Luke Church, establishing and leading the Cursillo retreats, participating in Christian Family Movement, R.C.I.A., The Resurrection Choir, St. Vincent dePaul, and as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. The family would like to thank Dr. David Eberlein for his many years of accommodating and effective service to John, as well as Deb O'Connor and the staff at Brookdale Westlake Village. Passed away peacefully November 7, 2019. Funeral Mass at St. Luke Church, (Clifton and Bunts Rd., Lakewood) on Thursday, November 14 at 11:00 am. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon, OH. Friends may call in the McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (west of Columbia) Wednesday 4 - 8 pm.
Nov 11, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rose Marie Sullivan, mother of John, Class of 1972, mother-in-law of Ed Ptacek, Class of 1962, and Dave Lyons, Class of 1973. Please keep the Sullivan, Ptacek, and Lyons' families in your prayers. ROSE MARIE SULLIVAN (nee Kelly), of Avon Lake, OH passed away November 6. Devoted wife of fifty-five years to the late John J. Sullivan, loving mother of Eileen Ptacek (Edward), John (Sue), Celia Davis (Michael), Jane Lyons (David) and Ann Jones (Philip). Beloved grandmother of Kathryn Malhotra (Jeremy) and Beth Davis; Erin Sullivan (John), John Lyons (Hannah), Sarah Fleming (Patrick) and Bridget, Annie Rose and Joseph Lyons; Mary Clare Carson (Michael) and Gerald Becker; Timothy, Mary, Bernadette and Theresa Jones. Great Grandmother of John David Sullivan and Michael Gerald Carson. Her dear siblings Mary Kiley, Thomas Kelly, Frank Kelly, Coletta Normile and Robert Kelly preceded Rose in death. She was a loving aunt and friend to many. Rose was born on Clinton Avenue in Cleveland, OH to Thomas and Elizabeth Kelly, attended St. Colman Grade School and graduated with the West High School Class of 1945. She went to work as a stenographer with the FBI where she met her beloved husband John, an FBI agent. She became a real estate agent when her five children started to attend college. During this time she became the first secretary for the Parish Council at St. Christopher Church in Rocky River. After retirement Rose and John loved to travel. They wintered in Venice for many years where they were active in the Arimathean ministry at Epiphany Cathedral. Her faith and family brought her great joy and pride. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Road, Rocky River, 44116. Family will receive friends at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. Inurnment at a later date, Epiphany Memorial Garden, Venice. Memorials may be forwarded to the Poor Clare Sisters, 3501 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, 44111 in her memory. 440-333-9774. www.buschcares.com
Nov 7, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Deanna Anglin, sister of Ryan Anglin, Class of 2001. Please keep the Anglin family in your prayers. DEANNA ANGLIN was born on September 13, 1985 and passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Visitation One Fri. Nov. 8, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Beresford Funeral Service 13501 Alief Clodine Road Houston , TX 77082. Nov. 8, 2019 6:00 pm Beresford Funeral Service 13501 Alief Clodine Road Houston , TX 77082. A Visitation will be on Friday night, November 8, from 5 to 8 in the Chapel of Beresford Funeral Service. The Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2 PM at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church (13350 Ashford Point Dr, Houston, TX 77082). - Rebecca McKinney - - Courtney Jones - Our family will be forever grateful to the owner and staff at Beresford Funeral Services for the excellent services they provided to our family upon the death of our loved one. We would definitely recommend Beresford Funeral Services to anyone in need of funeral services. Houston Chronicle Beresford Funeral Services 13501 Alief-Clodine Houston, TX 77082. T (281) 933-9090 F (281) 933-9094 info@BeresfordFunerals.com Beresford Funeral Services & The Pine Box.
Nov 6, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ian Berte, Class of 2010, brother of Alex, Class of 2006, and Evan, Class of 2008. Please keep the Berte family in your prayers. IAN BERTE, 28, passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2019. He was a fine young man with a great attitude and a beautiful spirit that was cut short far too soon. His smile will be forever missed. We struggle with his physical absence but are comforted knowing he is in a better place surrounded by loved ones who passed before him, especially his grandmother Helen Berte, grandfather Joseph Halsmer, and younger brother Owen who never got to run or play. His surviving family includes his father Michael Berte, step-mother Kristy Berte, his mother Joann Halsmer Berte; his siblings Alex Brunner (Lindsay), Evan Berte, Michael Berte Jr., and Abigail Berte; his nephew Lucas Brunner; his grandfather Lawrence Berte and grandmother Josephine Halsmer Mangus; a nearly infinite number of aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as many, many friends. Ian attended Old Trail School through 2006 and was a 2010 graduate of St. Edward High School. After high school, he attended Tiffin University where he earned a degree in criminal justice. He had a special bond with animals and he will be missed by his cats Nugget and Duke. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Fortuna Funeral Home, 7076 Brecksville Road, Independence, Ohio 44131. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Basil the Great Church. All are welcome and asked to meet at the church. Interment All Saints Cemetery.
Nov 6, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joey Minotti, Class of 2009, son of Joe, Class of 1974. Please keep the Minotti family in your prayers. JOSEPH ANTHONY MINOTTI, Joey passed away November 3, 2019 joining his beloved brother, Jon-Michael, in heaven. Joey is the loving, cherished son of Joseph and Michelle (Medeiros) Minotti and loving big brother of Leah (Oliver Mooney) and Jessica. Cherished grandson of Nancy Medeiros, Sonny Medeiros (deceased), John and Ann Minotti (deceased). Crazy, fun loving nephew, cuzzo and friend to many. Joey will be remembered for his contagious smile, big heart, huge hugs and his love for all of us, including his dogs! A special thanks to family members and friends who never gave up on Joey and for their unconditional love for him. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, OH at 11 AM (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Friends may call at Church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment Private. Friends may call at the BERRY-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME 26691 DETROIT RD. (One mile west of Columbia Rd.) WESTLAKE 2-7 PM THURSDAY. In lieu of flowers, PLEASE consider donations to The Ed Keating Center or The Lantern for Recovery.
Nov 1, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gus Alexandrou, father of Demetrios "Jimmy," Class of 1985. Please keep the Alexandrou family in your prayers. Gus Alexandrou passed away October 30, 2019 at 81 years of age. Family was everything to Gus. He was a loving husband for 56 years to his wife, Debra, loving father to Angela Cobb and Demetrios Alexandrou (Deborah - wife), amazing grandfather to Brittany Cobb & Mia Alexandrou, great grandfather to Zario. Loving son to Angie Alexandrou and the deceased Demetrios Alexandrou, and brother to Stella Stathakios (Rev. James - husband) , Rev. John Alexandrou (Toula - wife), and Sylvia Kalkanis. Loving Uncle to many. Gus was known for his amazing culinary skills. He came to America from Greece in 1955, he received his culinary degree from the Statler Hotel in Cleveland. Gus was the co-owner of The Spanish Tavern, The Lobster and Pheasant and The Lobster Tavern. He was the owner of The Boston Villa, The Lobster Kettle, Constantine's and Alexandrou Catering. Gus trained many chefs through the years who went on to open up restaurants of their own throughout Northeast Ohio and Florida. Gus was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Donations may be made to The Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Department. All funeral services will be held Monday November 4th,11am at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 22909 Center Ridge Rd. Rocky River. Rev. Father Andrew Lentz officiating. Family will receive friends Sunday November 3, from 3-5pm at Busch Funeral Home 21369 Center Ridge Rd. Fairview Park. Trisagion at 4:30pm. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements by Cannon LoPresti and Catavolos Funeral Home. For online tributes and condolences please visit www.CLCfuneralhome.com.
Oct 31, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dave Famiano, Class of 1963, brother of Steve, Class of 1971. Please keep the Famiano family in your prayers. Erman Davis Famiano "Dave," 74, died peacefully on October 27. He grew up in Cleveland, OH, moved to Denver in 1970, and began his successful tax/accounting business. Dave was a proud member of the Westminster Elks for over 25 years. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Helen Florio; stepchildren: Janet (Charlie) Baughman, Craig (Danielle) Florio and Adam (Rachelle) Everhart; grandchildren: Ethan and Jacob Florio, Caitlin and Christopher Everhart; beloved brother of Susan (Toby) Cardone, Steven (Mari-beth) Famiano and Laura (Jim) Wirth. Celebration of life will be Thursday, October 31 at 10am, visitation at 9am at Crown Hill Mortuary Chapel of Peace. In lieu of flowers visit CrownHillFuneral.com.
Oct 31, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dave Famiano, Class of 1963, brother of Steve, Class of 1971. Please keep the Famiano family in your prayers. Erman Davis Famiano "Dave," 74, died peacefully on October 27. He grew up in Cleveland, OH, moved to Denver in 1970, and began his successful tax/accounting business. Dave was a proud member of the Westminster Elks for over 25 years. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Helen Florio; stepchildren: Janet (Charlie) Baughman, Craig (Danielle) Florio and Adam (Rachelle) Everhart; grandchildren: Ethan and Jacob Florio, Caitlin and Christopher Everhart; beloved brother of Susan (Toby) Cardone, Steven (Mari-beth) Famiano and Laura (Jim) Wirth. Celebration of life will be Thursday, October 31 at 10am, visitation at 9am at Crown Hill Mortuary Chapel of Peace. In lieu of flowers visit CrownHillFuneral.com.
Oct 31, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kathryn Keenan, mother of Bob, Class of 1969, and Pat, Class of 1971; grandmother of Ryan Keenan, Class of 2002, and Gavin Keenan, Class of 2003. Please keep the Keenan family in your prayers. Kathryn "Kay" Keenan (nee Donovan) faithfully devoted to God and her family, passed away peacefully on October 7. Beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Devoted and loving mother of Robert (Marie), Patrick, Mary Kender (Mikael Nordstrom), Nell Sweeney (Mike), Kathy, Jane Woods (Rich) and Michael (Michele). Cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 13. Kay is survived also by her sisters Patsy Douglas and Anne Marie Lenner and her sisters-in-law Anita and Yvonne Donovan. Preceded in death by her brothers Daniel and Thomas Donovan. Funeral Mass Saturday October 12 at 11:00 a.m., Nativity BVM (30 E. Franklin Street, Media). Visitation preceding at the church at 10:00 a.m. Interment at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Abramson Cancer Center. https://www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/giving. Condolences: www.carrfuneralhome.net
Oct 30, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Margaret Rudy, sister of Dan Carey, Class of 1969, Francis Carey, Class of 1973, and Richard Carey, Class of 1977. Please keep the Rudy and Carey families in your prayers. MARGARET CAREY RUDY (nee Carey), Age 58. Beloved wife of the late Robert "Rudy". Devoted and proud mother of Jonathan (Erin), Kyle (Elizabeth), and Carolyn. Loving grandmother of Conor, Claire, and Charlotte. Dear sister of Dan, Eileen Hewitt (Harry), Joanne, Francis (Culeen), Rita, Christine (Brian Tilow), Richard (Colleen) and Judy. Daughter of the late Robert "Ned" and Catherine Carey (nee Spellacy). Sister-in-law of John (Cheryl), Dennis (Jeri), and Eloise (Ken Salisbury). Aunt, cousin and friend to many. Passed away Monday, October 28, 2019. Funeral Mass St. Christopher Church 20141 Detroit Rd. Saturday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. Interment private. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) FRIDAY 3-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101 Cleveland, OH 44197-9935.
Oct 30, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ken Hauck, Class of 1964, brother of George, Class of 1961. Please keep the Hauck family in your prayers. Kenneth James Hauck, 73, of Findlay died at 1:37 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Fox Run Manor Nursing Home. Ken was born on August 3, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Donald and Mary (McCalvey) Hauck. He married Mary Christine Shea on June 28, 1969 and she preceded him in death on November 14, 2012. Ken is survived by four children, Maryclaire (Dan) Gremling of Findlay, Don (Noelle) Hauck of Summerville, South Carolina, Casey (Laura) Hauck of Columbus, Ohio, and Abigail (Dustin) Smith of Tega Cay, South Carolina; thirteen grandchildren, Gabriel, Micah, Zachary, Simon, Kendall, Caroline, Declan, Sullivan, Kalynn, Ava, Eliza, Mollie, and Tessa-Kate. Also surviving are two brothers, George (Marylou) Hauck of Cleveland, Ohio, Terry (Lois) Hauck of Roanoke, Virginia and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ken was a 1964 graduate of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio and graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He was formerly employed as Controller/Manager of Finance and Administration for Marathon Ashland Pipe Line LLC. He most recently was Accounting Manager for Bowling Transportation, Inc. Ken was an active member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church where he had served on the church council. He served his country in the Army Reserves. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME with a Rosary recited at 7:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 750 Bright Rd, Findlay with Fr. Michael Zacharias celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The family suggests, for those wishing to send a donation, memorials may be made to V Foundation For Cancer Research at https://www.v.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.
Oct 28, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gregory Manuszak, father of Tyler, Class of 2019. Please keep the Manuszak family in your prayers. GREGORY M. MANUSZAK age 46. Loving husband of Christine (nee Readence); dearest father of Casi (Mark) and Tyler; cherished "papa" of Gabriella Montgomery and another soon to be born; dear son of Alma (nee Gretta) and the late Donald; dear brother of Melissa Tolla (Bruno), Don and Jeff; dear godfather of Braidyn McKenna; uncle, cousin, brother-in-law, nephew and friend to many. Member of Plumbers Union Local 55. Greg's biggest enjoyment was watching his children play rugby. Services Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at 9 A.M. at GOLUBSKI FUNERAL HOME, 5986 RIDGE RD., PARMA and at 10 A.M. at St. Columbkille Church. Friends received Wednesday 2-8 P.M.
Oct 25, 2019 Dear Alumni: We were just advised today of the passing of James Rowbottom, father of Dr. Jim Rowbottom, Class of 1979. Please keep the Rowbottom family in your prayers. JAMES L. ROWBOTTOM age 87; beloved husband of 61 years to Jeanne (nee Wasko); loving father of Linda Winfield (Scott) and James R. (Rosetta); grandfather of Michael Corrigan (Candice), Christina Saunders (Ryan), James, Catherine and Daniel Rowbottom; great-grandfather of Patrick, Katie, Emmett and Connor; brother of ten deceased siblings; uncle, cousin and friend of many. Mr. Rowbottom retired from J.C. Penney and was owner of J&J Gears in Elyria. U.S. Army veteran. Passed away October 19, 2019. Funeral Mass Thursday, October 24, St. Richard Church (26855 Lorain Rd.) at 10:30 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD. WEDNESDAY 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions are suggested to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106. www.chambersfuneral.com
Oct 23, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Wayne Heisser, father of Mark, Class of 1980, and Dave, Class of 1981; grandfather of Kevin Heisser, Class of 2010. Please keep the Heisser family in your prayers. WAYNE HEISSER was born on January 29, 1937 and passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Wayne served his country in the U.S. Army from 1960 until 1962 . In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the adoptionnetwork.org. FUNERAL SERVICE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019 AT 6:30 P.M. AT THE ZEIS-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 16105 DETROIT AVE. Private Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Oct 18, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James Bell, father of both Christopher and Ryan, Class of 2011. Please keep the Bell family in your prayers. JAMES MERLE BELL, age 71, of Westlake, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. He was born February 22, 1948 in Lorain, son of the late James and Harriet Bell. James was a U.S. Navy veteran. He enjoyed bicycling, golf and watching movies. James was a very hard working CPA. He was a family oriented man that loved his wife and kids very much. He will be greatly missed. Devoted husband of Nancy (nee Ross) Bell; cherished father of Christopher E. Bell and Ryan T. Bell; beloved brother of Robert (Roberta) Bell, William (Diane) Bell, the late Cheryl King, and the late Paulette Flohr; loving uncle and cousin of many; best friend of Raymond James and James Pauer. Visitation will take place on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 4PM - 7PM in the Sunset Chapel, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, October 22, at 10AM at St. Ladislas Parish, 2345 Bassett Rd., Westlake, OH 44145. Inurnment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park at a later date.
Oct 17, 2019 GREGORY ROBERT GIBBONS was granted the gift of life and lived it to its fullest for 67 years. In turn, he gifted all who knew and loved him with his inspired wit, charm, and undying belief in the spirit of goodness. For each of these and more, we will be forever grateful. Greg passed away suddenly on January 4, 2019 leaving the legacy of a loving husband to Robin, devoted stepfather to Laine, caring son and brother to Frances and Trisha and a faithful friend and ally to many. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Gibbons, a well-known sports writer for The Cleveland Press. For all who loved him, the loss of his presence in our lives seems too much to bear. It has often been stated that death is more universal than life…everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives…Greg truly lived and touched our hearts and made us more eager to search for the goodness in life. May we never let him down by giving up our quest. Greg was a lover of all things Cleveland – its culture, institutions, sports teams, and restaurants. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Rescue Village Geauga Humane Society, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Russell Township, Ohio, 44072, rescuevillage.org. The family will be planning a celebration of life to honor Greg at a future date. Please sign Guest Book at: murphyfamilyfuneralhome.com
Oct 17, 2019 Dear Faculty & Staff: Below is the death notice of Thomas LaPolla, father/father-in-law of Thomas & Beverly LaPolla, our new Controller in the Finance office at SEHS. Please keep the LaPolla family in your prayers. THOMAS A. LaPOLLA, 82, of Niles, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday October 15, 2019 at Community Skilled Health Care Centre in Warren. He was born January 14, 1937 in Niles the son of Dr. Anthony and Rose Kiener LaPolla. Tom was a 1955 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, attended Dartmouth College, and was a 1962 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law. During law school, he worked as a Legislative Research Assistant to The Ohio State General Assembly. He began his 57-year legal career as an assistant city solicitor for the City of Kent. He moved to Niles to continue his practice and became a partner in the firm Delbene, LaPolla, and Thomas in Warren. From 1962-2019, Tom had a general practice specializing in probate and estate planning, business, small corporations and sports law. He was rated AV Preeminent by Marindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Tom was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles. He served on the board of education in Niles as both a member and president. Until his retirement in 2019 he served as president of the board at Community Skilled Health Care Centre. He was also a member of The American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Trumbull County Bar Association (past president), Dartmouth Lawyers Association. His firm also represented the NFL Quarterback Club. He was an avid tennis player and golfer. His trips to Sanibel Island with his family and his time spent with close friends were the most important parts of his life. The family wishes to convey their sincerest appreciation to the staff at Community Skilled Nursing Centre who cared for Tom with tremendous skill and deep compassion. He will be deeply missed by his wife Judith Mae Thompson LaPolla whom he married June 28, 1958, a son Thomas LaPolla and his wife Beverly of Brunswick, Ohio, two daughters, Karen Uspenski and her husband Alexis of Chardon, Susan Lieber of Niles, a sister Ann Sutherin and her husband Thomas of Columbus, five grandchildren, Anthony Rathburn, Sam Rathburn and his wife Monica, Megan Lieber, Emily LaPolla, Tommy LaPolla, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary LaPolla. Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
Oct 16, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James "Nails" McNea, father of Shane, Class of 2008. He was also a St. Ed's rugby coach for 13 years from 2005 - 2018. Please keep the McNea family in your prayers. JAMES S. "NAILS" McNEA (age 63), beloved husband of 33 years to Shelley (nee Botson); proud father of Rory, Morgan and Shane (Leah); adored Hoppa of Finn and Keira; Son of Bill and Amy (nee Quati); brother to Laura (deceased), Maureen, Michael, Sheila, Dan, Amy (deceased) and Margaret; the cool, favorite brother-in-law and uncle of many. Retired from Cuyahoga County in 2009. Active member of AA for 24 years. Longtime Rugby player, coach, mentor and inspiration to many friends he calls family. He fought the good fight till the end on Saturday October 12, 2019. Funeral Mass, St. Clement Church (Lincoln and Madison Aves., Lakewood) FRIDAY, October 18th at 10:00 am. Interment Private. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT ST. CLEMENT CHURCH FRIDAY from 9:00 am until time of Mass at 10:00 am. Family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Oct 15, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Marie Connors, wife of James "Coach" Connors who led the first basketball teams at St. Eds in 1952, also grandmother of Chris Connors, Class of 2012. Please keep the Connors family in your prayers. Marie Josephine Connors (nee Rourke), age 97, of Rocky River, OH passed away peacefully on October 13, 2019. Marie was the beloved wife of James "Coach" (deceased), for nearly 61 years. Devoted mother to Anne Marie, Michael (Maureen), Patrick (Louise), Thomas, Paul, Mary Eileen (John); doting and loving Nana to William, James, Timothy (Jordan), Gregory, Kathryn, Christopher, Caroline and Sarah Connors, and Meredith Moran; loving great grandmother to Evie James and Roen Patrick Connors. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Alice Rourke, and her siblings, Virginia Lamprey, Arthur Rourke and Paul Rourke; and she was an adoring Aunt "Sis" and "Nana" to many. Marie was born in Winthrop, Maine and graduated from the University of Maine, where she majored in romance languages, was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and honored with an Eagle Award for being one of the top ten women in her class. She met her husband James while teaching at Farmington High School in Farmington, CT. After her marriage they moved to Cleveland, OH where her husband coached and taught at St Edward High School. She was first and foremost a loving mother and wife, as well as a passionate educator. She was a retired teacher and yearbook advisor at Lakewood High School, where she mentored many students of all nationalities, and tirelessly pursued excellence in journalism through her work as advisor of the LHS Cinema. Her children can attest to the fact that is was not always easy maneuvering their way through educational pursuits with their mother being unwavering in her pursuit of excellence in the written and spoken language. Marie was a voracious reader, and loved to play and most importantly win at bridge, scrabble, dominoes and doing the most challenging crossword puzzles. She was a proud resident of her beloved Lakewood, Ohio and held the title of "Queen Mother" of Robinwood Ave., before her move to Rocky River. She cherished her Bridge Club members (past and present), her fellow residents at The Presidential and her LHS Retirees' Monthly Luncheon group. She was a long-standing "snow-bird" in Naples, FL, where she made wonderful and loving friends at Greenwood Village, where she coined the beloved phrase "Naples Blue." She also relished her countless summers on Cape Cod, spent with her mother and sister; New England never left her soul - nor her accent. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at St. Angela Merici, in Fairview Park, OH. The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home in Westlake, OH. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110; or to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107.
Oct 15, 2019 JOHN F. McLAUGHLIN, age 80, beloved husband of 51 years to Helen Elizabeth "Lee" (nee Moore) (native of New Zealand); dear father of William Patrick (Tina), Bernice Margaret (deceased), Martin Michael (Marie McCaffrey McLaughlin) and Karen; loving grandfather of Leigh Allen, Kathleen, Zachary, Joshua, Andreus, Mark, Jason, Thomas, John and Gabriel; son of the late Celia (nee McGinty) and Patrick (both of Co. Mayo, Ireland); brother of Patrick (Joan) and the late Margaret May Madden (Jimmy) and Kathleen Delores Murphy (John); uncle and great-uncle of many. U.S. Army veteran. Passed away April 1, 2019. Funeral Mass Saturday, April 6, St. Patrick Church (Bridge Ave.) at 10 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, FRIDAY 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or St. Patrick Church, 3602 Bridge Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.
Oct 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Gregory Dyson, Class of 1981, last week. Please keep the Dyson family in your prayers. GREGORY J. DYSON of Bay Village OH, passed away peacefully October 7, 2019 at the age of 56. Beloved son of Jo Ann (nee Morris) DYSON and the late James DYSON Esq. Dear nephew of Ethel "Tess" Kovacic. Cousin to Leslie Swanson. Greg's loyal friend Kevin Kuhl. Funeral Services will take place at 11 AM on Saturday October 11, 2019 at The Lakewood Abbey Chapel, Lakewood Park Cemetery 22025 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH. Arrangements by Holick Craciun Funeral Home, Westlake, OH 440-331-0999. The Family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to Sloan Kettering Hospital, NY Prostrate Cancer Research in Greg's name. On line condolences can be shared on www.holickciunfuneralhome.com.
Oct 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Hayes, mother of Bill Hayes, Class of 1977, Mike Hayes, Class of 1978, John Hayes, Class of 1980, Pat Hayes, Class of 1981, Jim Hayes, Class of 1983, and Kevin Hayes, Class of 1988; grandmother of Michael Hayes, Class of 2000, Patrick Hayes, Class of 2009, and John Hayes, Class of 2017. Please keep the Hayes family in your prayers. MARY A. HAYES (nee O'Donnell), age 85. Beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Bill (Cheri, nee Gura), Mike (Joan, nee Phalen), John (Marilyn, nee Lapp), Pat (Sharon, nee Mog), Jim (Lucy, nee Horan) and Kevin (Jodi, nee Murphy); grandmother of Brigid, Tim, Patrick, Kelsey, Sean, Collin, Kelly, Brigid, Dean, Meghan, John and Darcy Hayes; great-grandmother of Mairead, Aoife and Emmet Kimbrell; sister of James O'Donnell (Mary Alice) (both deceased), Michael O'Donnell (Dot), Catherine Leneghan (Frank) and Julie Ohman (Gerry); aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many. Mary was a proud graduate of Ursuline College where she obtained a degree in chemistry and became a longtime Montessori educator. She was past president of the St. Edward High School Mother's Club, a longtime active member of the West Side Irish American Club where she was honored as the 1992 Woman of the Year, and was selected in 2003 as the United Irish Societies Mother of the Year for the Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade. Passed away October 11, 2019. Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 16, St. Mary of the Falls Church (25615 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., TUESDAY 1-3 AND 6-8 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to Little Brothers and Sisters of the Eucharist c/o Fr. James O'Donnell, 3675 W. 165th St., Cleveland, OH 44111. www.chambersfuneral.com
Oct 8, 2019 James Michael Basch, age 64, of Hilliard, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. A graduate of Cleveland State University; later he proudly obtained his CPA license. James was the CFO/ Owner of Fineline Graphics for many years. He loved watching his grandchildren, golfing, traveling and cooking. He was a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns and a bourbon connoisseur. Preceded in death by parents Eugene and Mary Anne (Timony) Basch and son Jason Basch. Survived by life partner Janet Routzong, children Jeremy Basch, Joey (Breanna) Basch, Jonathan Basch, Jaclynne Routzong and Austin Routzong, siblings Judy O’Grady, Jane Patton, Jackie (Eric) Stanway, Mary Jo Paulozzi, Jeanne (Don) Smith, John Basch, Jeffrey Basch, Joe (Jennifer) Basch and Maria (Richard) Sobota, grandchildren Landon, Bentley and Shelby Basch. A funeral liturgy will be held 11 am Saturday at the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME WITH CREMATORY, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026; where family will receive one hour prior to the time of funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to St. Edwards High School, Lakewood, OH, American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
Oct 4, 2019 Dear Alumni: A memorial Mass will be held for Ellen Kathleen Glynn on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Marks Church, 15800 Montrose Ave., Cleveland, OH 44111. A reception will immediately follow at the West End Tavern, 18514 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107, cash bar. (Arrangements by Tom McManamon, Class of 1965.) Below is Ms. Glynn's 2018 obituary: Ellen Kathleen Glynn (née Cohan), born August 16, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, loving mother to Kathleen Glynn (Michael Baxter), Kristen Phillips (Gary), and Jimmy Glynn (Taya), amazing "Mimi" to Joseph, Ellen, Garrett, Connor, Ryan, Jack, Margo, Annie, and Arden, and fun-loving and adventure-seeking partner to Gerry Black, died at her home in Rancho Santa Fe, California on October 24, 2018 after a courageous battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. Ellen devoted her life to her family and friends. She will be remembered for her quick wit and sense of humor, her unparalleled hospitality and generosity to all, her quiet loyalty to friends, and her fierce protection of confidences shared. Though Ellen would say "I love you more," we love her most of all. (Ellen is the former spouse of Jim Glynn, Class of 1965.)
Oct 3, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Brian Middaugh, Class of 1974, father of Brian, Class of 2002, brother-in-law of Bill Schrader, Class of 1968, Larry Schrader, Class of 1969, and Mike Schrader, Class of 1971. Please keep the Middaugh and Schrader families in your prayers. BRIAN T. MIDDAUGH age 63. Devoted and loving husband of Theresa (nee Schrader); proud father of Brian (Kate) and Annie; adoring "Grumps" of Maeve and Mary; son of the late William and Mary; supportive brother of Bill and Maureen Keane (Chris); brother-in-law of Bill Schrader (Josie), Larry Schrader (Kathy), Bernadette Kurtz (Ed), Michael Schrader (Peggy), Patty Krupa (Joe), Mary Cay Scullin (Lee) and Christine Cox (Robin); loving uncle of 18; friend of many. Retired Brother of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. Brian was a lifetime West Park resident, an avid pianist and Cleveland sports fan. Passed away unexpectedly September 30, 2019. Memorial Service Friday, October 4, in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS at 12 NOON, where friends may call 11:00 A.M. UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE. www.chambersfuneral.com
Oct 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Muriel "Pat" Katai, mother of Mike, Class of 1966, sister of Ray Kelley, Class of 1967, aunt of Bryan O'Boyle, Class of 1977, and Dan O'Boyle, Class of 1979. Please keep the Katai, Kelley, and O'Boyle families in your prayers. MURIEL "PAT" KATAI (nee Kelley), age 91; beloved mother of Michael F. (Ann); grandmother of Dan (Janka) and Amy Burns (Tim); great grandmother of Patrick, Emily, Daniel, Martin and Oliver; sister of Phyllis O'Boyle-deceased and Ray Kelley (Janine-deceased); aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend of many. Passed away September 29, 2019. All services will be private for the family. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192 or Cleveland APL, 1729 Willey Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND 216-251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com
Oct 1, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dave Palisin, Class of 1964, brother of Terry, Class of 1968. Please keep the Palisin family in your prayers. David Lawrence Palisin age 72, passed away peacefully from complications due to cancer and kidney disease on Saturday, September 28, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lakewood, Ohio on November 15, 1946, son of the late William and Opal (nee Dew). He grew up in Brooklyn, where he attended grade school at St. Thomas More. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Edward High School. He received his undergraduate degree in finance from The Ohio State University in 1967, where he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. In 1971, he received an MBA in management at Case Western Reserve University and then an MBA in accounting from Miami University in 1973. He married his neighbor, Marilyn (nee Zenchak) in 1975, and for 44 years, they had a devoted, loving marriage. For the past twenty years, they resided in Rocky River. Together, they traveled all 50 states and in recent years started traveling in Europe, this past May to London and Paris. He started his professional career in public accounting and secured his CPA certificate. From there, his entrepreneurial spirit took over, and in 1981, he purchased a small distributorship here in Cleveland, Cut Tool and Supply. In 1983, he combined that company with the acquisition of Sup-R-Die, Inc., another tool and die distributor. His education, background in public accounting, and team building skills helped him develop a growing and successful enterprise. In 1995, he and a partner co-founded a new business, Diamond Metals, which served the same industry but backward integrated them into the steel processing side, another successful venture. Finally starting to think about planning his retirement, he successfully sold the Sup-R-Die business to two key employees in January 2017 and followed that with the sale of Diamond Metals to a private equity firm in January 2018. Beyond the business side, where he was active in many trade associations, David loved golf and belonged to Westwood Country Club, where he recently was chairman of the Finance Committee. He was a former member at Lakewood Country Club, where he participated on the board and various committees. He also was an active member of St. Edward's Finance Committee, a former member of the Cleveland Athletic Club, where several lifelong friendships developed, and since retiring, volunteered with Business Advisors of Cleveland. For the past ten years, he was on the board of his condominium association. While David loved many sporting activities, he was most passionate for the Buckeyes and Browns, where he was a season ticket holder for both for many years. That same love extended to his high school alma mater, where he and Marilyn recently made a major gift to the St. Edward's capital campaign. The new commons area is being named in their honor. David is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Marilyn, his devoted brother Terrence (Jane) of Fort Myers, FL, and his niece, Tracy Thomas of San Diego, along with his brother-in-law, John Zenchak (Kris) of Brookfield, IL and nieces, Jessica Petersen (Eric) and Erika Zenchak. Many cousins also survive. A special thank you is being extended to all the doctors and nurses at Fairview Hospital who provided such compassionate care and support over the last two weeks. Another thank you to his doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus for their excellent treatment of his medical challenges the past several years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in David's name to the St. Edward Endowment Fund, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107. A Memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116. Family will receive friends at a reception to celebrate David's life at Westwood Country Club, following Mass. Interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery is planned at a later date. Rest in peace, dear David. 440-333-9774, www.buschcares.com. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Sep 30, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas Sweeney, father of Tom, Jr., Class of 1989, and Mike, Class of 1991, and a freshmen coach at St. Eds. Please keep the Sweeney family in your prayers. THOMAS G. SWEENEY, son of the late Thomas G. and Margaret (nee Hurley). Loving and devoted husband for 52 years to Patricia (nee Walsh). Dedicated and supportive father to Thomas Walsh Sweeney and Michael John Sweeney. Oldest of eight loving siblings: Margaret Dunn (Dennis), Elizabeth Perozek (Lenny, deceased), Mary Rahm (Ken), Patricia Hall, James (deceased) (Marsha), Edward (deceased) and Jane Schade (Hal). Beloved uncle, great-uncle and friend to many. Forty-year employee of General Electric, proud U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and Friend of Bill W. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 1 at Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr.) at 11:30 a.m. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.) Private interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (Just west of Columbia.) MONDAY 2-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Absolute House, 7835 Harvard Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105 or to Little Brothers and Sisters of the Eucharist, 3675 W. 165th St., Cleveland, OH 44111.
Sep 25, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Linda Gulden, wife of Colman Gulden, Class of 1963, mother of Brian Gulden, Class of 1995, and sister-in-law of Thomas Gulden, Class of 1970. Please keep the Gulden family in your prayers. LINDA L. GULDEN (nee Wehrle), age 70, was born August 25, 1949 and was called home to heaven September 21, 2019 with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Colman for nearly 49 years; loving mother of Lisa Dabramo (Anthony) and Brian; proud grandmother of Dominic and Matteo Dabramo; sister of Albert J. Wehrle (Jane) and David Wehrle (Monica); beloved aunt, great-aunt and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter Renee and her parents Albert A. and Cecilia Wehrle. Linda enjoyed spending time with her family and being a devoted attendee of her grandsons' games, plays and special events. She sang soprano in the choir at St. Bernadette Church where she was a parishioner for 47 years. She enjoyed reading novels and attending musical theater. She loved to dance and learned how to ballroom dance, tap, and clog. An active member and volunteer at the Rocky River Senior Center, Linda spread joy, smiles, and laughter and was selected as a Volunteer of the Month. For more than 20 years, she sponsored many children through Children International. She enjoyed gardening, birdwatching, and had a special fondness for dogs, supporting local organizations that cared for them after her own dogs had passed on. Linda also enjoyed traveling and visited many places in the U.S. throughout the years. She had a talent for organization and decorated her longtime home of 47 years with special mementoes and memories. Linda was all too aware that life presents challenges but buoyed by her Faith she persevered in a spirit of hope, generosity, kindness, and attentiveness for others. Her caring heart and joyful spirit and will be missed by all blessed to know her. Memorials may be forwarded to the Saint Bernadette Parish Pious Trust (Music) or to the Oley Foundation (www.oley.org). Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Road in Westlake Friday, September 27. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE ROAD, WESTLAKE FROM 3-7 P.M. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26.
Sep 23, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Sophie Elliott, mother of Michael, Class of 1978, grandmother of Scott Elliott, Class of 2007, Matt Elliott, Class of 2009, and Christopher Elliott, Class of 2019. Please keep the Elliott family in your prayers. SOPHIE ELLIOTT age 97, Beloved wife of the late Larry; dear mother of Karen Larson (Dean), Michael Elliott (Nancy); grandmother of Kelly Broderick (John), Peter Larson (Kristen), Scott Elliott (Emily), Matt Elliott, Kirsten Larson, Christopher Elliott; great-grandmother of Elliott Broderick, Hanna Broderick, Charlie Elliott and Beckett Larson. Dear sister of John Kuchynski and the late Harry Kuchynski, Mary Garbler, Tony Kuchynski, Michael Kuchynski , Pauline Rockfalus and Katie Klingbeil. Passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael's Church, 525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, OH 44140 on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, Sunday, September 22. 440-333-9774, www.buschcares.com.
Sep 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Kelley, Class of 1954, brother of the late Tim, Class of 1953, and the late Patrick, Class of 1964. Please keep the Kelley family in your prayers. John J. Kelley age 84, born March 7, 1935, passed away September 13, 2019. He was born in Cleveland to John and Elsie Kelley. He graduated from St. Edward High School and proudly served in the United States Army. John worked for United Airlines for over 40 years. He married wife Judith (nee Dandurant), and was father of two children, Kathleen and Daniel. John was proud of his Irish heritage. He loved photography, bowling, fishing, reading, surfing the internet, watching the Browns lose, and having the occasional Guinness. He was known for his sense of humor. He will be sadly missed but happily remembered. John was preceded in death by his parents, John I. and Elsie Kelley, brothers Timothy, Patrick, and Michael, sister Mary Kathleen Kelley, and son Daniel John Kelley. He leaves behind wife Judith (nee Dandurant), daughter Kathleen Kelley-Ottobre, grandson Joseph (Sarah) Ottobre, sister-in-law Cynthia Kelley, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Cremation has taken place. At John's request, there will be no funeral. The family will host a celebration of life at a later date. https://www.lakesidesimplecremation.com
Sep 18, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Apolonia Marcel, mother of Jesse Marcel, Class of 1970, and George, Class of 1978, grandmother of Michael Witoszynski, Class of 1992, and Brian Witoszynski, Class of 1999. Please keep the Marcel and Witoszynski families in your prayers. APOLONIA MARCEL (nee Antosz), 94, loving mother of Jesse (Elizabeth), Maria (Andrew) Witoszynski and George (Cynthia), dearest grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 10, dear sister of Julia Antosz (dec'd), Anna Bykowski (dec'd), Maria Gancarski and Josef Antosz, all of Poland, aunt to several nieces and nephews. Entered into rest Monday September 2, 2019. The family will receive friends on Friday September 6, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home, 14133 Detroit Rd. Lakewood. A 10:30 am Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at Transfiguration Parish, 12608 Madison Ave. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. All arrangements are handled by MISENCIK FUNERAL HOME, Avon. 1-(440)- 934-8000.
Sep 18, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Terrence Clancy, father of Pat, Class of 1978, Terry, Class of 1981, and Marty, Class of 1985, grandfather of Marty Clancy, Class of 2012, Terrence Edwards, Class of 2016, and Trevor Edwards, Class of 2017. Please keep the Clancy and Edwards' families in your prayers. TERRENCE P. CLANCY age 88, retired Cleveland Police Officer. Beloved husband of the late Nancy A. (nee Gallagher); loving father of Nancy Shramek (Chuck), Pat (Cheryl), Bridget Bell (Dave Blazak) (Thurman Bell, deceased), Terry (Janet), Coletta Mattson (Vernon) (Ronald Victor, deceased), Charlotte Clancy-Edwards (Trevor), and Marty (Sue); cherished grandfather of Patrick, Bridget, Kelly, Chas, Sean, Drew, TJ, Emily, Ryan, Marty, Charlene, Connor, Terrence, Trevor, and Ann Marie; great-grandfather of James, Bryce, Brayden, Abby, Joseph, Maeve, Makenzie, and Ezri Ann; brother of Norma Jacobs and the late Patricia Franta, Roberta Tyrpak, Jean Schweikert, Elaine Gibel, Bernice Siesko, and Dennis; beloved uncle and great-uncle of many; brother-in-law of Coletta Kilbane. U.S. Air Force Veteran - Korea. Passed away September 16, 2019. Funeral Mass Friday, September 20, St. Ladislas Church (2345 Bassett Rd., Westlake) at 10 A.M. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., THURSDAY 4-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134. The Clancy Family would like to recognize and thank Avon Oaks Assisted Living in Avon and Crossroads Hospice for the outstanding care provided to their dad. www.chambersfuneral.com
Sep 12, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John "Jack" Mulloy, Class of 1960, brother of Jim Mulloy, Class of 1964, father-in-law of Jeff Mingus, Class of 1984, and grandfather of Brian Mingus, Class of 2017. Please keep the Mulloy and Mingus families in your prayers. JOHN P. "JACK" MULLOY Sr. age 77. Beloved husband of 51 years to Coletta (nee Kahl); father of Maureen Mingus (Jeff), Beth Panstares (George), Jack Jr. (Christine) and Maggie Mulloy; grandfather of Kevin, Brian, Liam, Erin and Ellen Mingus, Alex, Julie and John Panstares and Johnny "JP3" and Teagan Mulloy; brother of Mary Ann Cannon (the late James) and Jim (Marilyn); uncle and friend of many. Passed away Sept. 10, 2019. Funeral Mass Friday, Sept. 13, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd.) at 11:30 AM. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS THURSDAY 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Edward High School Scholarship Fund, 13500 Detroit Rd. Lakewood, OH 44107 or to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 3430 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH 44111 would be appreciated. www.chambersfuneral.com
Sep 12, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bill Seelie, Class of 1970, brother of Dave, Class of 1969, John, Class of 1977, and the late Bob, Class of 1974. Also, uncle of John Seelie, Class of 2012, Michael Dauchy, Class of 2013, and Luke Seelie, Class of 2017. Please keep the Seelie and Dauchy families in your prayers. William John Seelie, known as Bill, age 66 of Plano, Texas passed away on Sunday night, September 8, 2019 in Dallas, Texas surrounded by family. Bill was born on September 24, 1952 in Lakewood, Ohio, a son of his father: John Beaumont Seelie and his mother: Rita Ann Hussion. Bill attended St. Clement Catholic grade school in Lakewood, Ohio. He graduated from St. Edward Catholic High School, also in Lakewood, class of 1970. Following graduation, he went on to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity where he met some of his closest friends. Bill went on to receive his undergraduate and Master's Degree in Psychology. After a few years, Bill realized he preferred results rather than listening to people's problems. Bill found his true passion in sales and marketing, landing a job with American Express, where he went on to attain his MBA and become the youngest Senior VP of the company. Bill met some of his closest colleagues and touched so many lives during his thirteen-year tenure. After his illustrious career at American Express, Bill went on to work at many other companies, including AT&T, NTC, and Verisign, where he left a lasting legacy. Even with such a successful and prosperous career, Bill's true pride and joy was his family. Bill and Sue met each other in Cleveland at Sammy's in the Flats, one of their favorite restaurants. It was love at first sight. He married Sue Anthony on June 30, 1984 at St. Clement Catholic Parish in Lakewood, Ohio and they enjoyed 35 happy years together. During those years they moved around the country, but finally settled in Plano, TX to start a family. Some of Bill's favorite memories were spending time with his kids coaching their sports teams and attending their games. He had a passion for motivating his family to be the best they can be and was always the guy to lean on for advice. Though Bill loved Texas, he never lost touch with his Cleveland roots, making sure to visit every summer to be with family and friends to keep the ties strong. He was a true rock of the family. Bill had many interests and passions throughout his life and was the ultimate planner. He planned many wonderful ski trips, golf outings, and fun filled vacations. Bill had a passion for golf and would never turn down an opportunity to play 18. He also loved the annual ski trip with his family and driving through the Rocky Mountains. While at home, Bill loved hanging out by the pool, grilling with his family. He had a passion for both Dallas and Cleveland sports and had some great sibling rivalries between the two cities. Bill was also very proud of his Irish, Catholic roots, which was never more apparent when he would tell a story. He could light up a room with his storytelling and had a story for any occasion. During the last couple years of his life, nothing made Bill happier than spending time with his grandkids. Even when Bill received the diagnosis that he had MDS, he lived life to the fullest, still traveling, playing golf, and being there for his family. He always had a smile on his face and kept a positive tone, even while going through treatment. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Bob Seelie. He is survived by his wife: Susan Seelie of Plano, Texas. He is also survived by one son: Dylan Andrew (wife Kendall) Seelie of McKinney, Texas, and one daughter: Jenna Elizabeth Seelie of Plano, Texas. Brother: John (wife Laura) Seelie of North Olmsted, Ohio, brother: Dave Seelie of Lakewood, Ohio, and one sister: Carol (husband Tom) Dauchy of North Olmsted, Ohio. Two grandchildren: Levi Seelie and Hallie Seelie of McKinney, Texas.
Sep 11, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Annette Carl. wife of Michael Carl, Class of 1982, daughter of Jack Mohar, Class of 1956, sister of John Mohar, Class of 1985, Frank Mohar, Class of 1988, and Tom Mohar, Class of 1990. Please keep the Carl and Mohar families in your prayers. ANNETTE M. CARL age 51, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019. Beloved wife of Michael. Loving mother of Erin and Haley. Cherished daughter of Jack and Pat Mohar. Dear sister of John Mohar (Jackie), Frank Mohar (Nikki), and Tom Mohar (Nancy). Aunt and Friend to many. Memorial Mass, 10am, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Mark, 15800 Montrose, Cleveland 44111.
Sep 10, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tom "Slim" Herman, Class of 1972, brother of Marty, Class of 1974, Dave, Class of 1980, and the late Bill, Class of 1985. Please keep the Herman family in your prayers. THOMAS RICHARD HERMAN "Slim" age 64 of Fairview Park, Ohio passed away at home September 8, 2019. Born September 17, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. Beloved and adored husband of Lucille (Lu) Katherine Herman (nee Cooper) of 33 years. Proud father of Garrett Herman (Erin) and Daryn Archer (Brian). Loving Grandpa of Hunter Thomas Herman. Tom was the devoted son of Richard and Judy Herman of North Olmsted, and eldest sibling to: Martin Herman (Janet), Suzan Dowling (deceased) (Jerry), Ellen Hohler (Dale), David Herman (Sue) and William Herman (deceased). Tom also leaves a large extended family; many cousins, nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much. A wonderful group of friends will also miss Slim, especially his humor, willingness to help others and enduring kindness and loyalty. Very special Dad to Belgian Sheepdog Voodoo (deceased). Tom was a graduate of St. Edward High School class of 1972, an electrician with Westview Electric and a member of IBEW Local 38 for over 40 years. Resident of Fairview Park since 1985, Tom coached many soccer, baseball and basketball recreation league teams. He was very much honored to serve on the recreation commission since 2002. A Funeral Mass celebrating Tom's life will be held at Saint Brendan Church, 4242 Brendan Ln., North Olmsted, OH 44070 on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the American Cancer Society or the West Side Catholic Center or a charity of your choice. To honor Slim's love of Hawaiian shirts please feel free to wear yours! www.chambersfuneral.com
Sep 10, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tom "Slim" Herman, Class of 1972, brother of Marty, Class of 1974, Dave, Class of 1980, and the late Bill, Class of 1985. Please keep the Herman family in your prayers. THOMAS RICHARD HERMAN "Slim" age 64 of Fairview Park, Ohio passed away at home September 8, 2019. Born September 17, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. Beloved and adored husband of Lucille (Lu) Katherine Herman (nee Cooper) of 33 years. Proud father of Garrett Herman (Erin) and Daryn Archer (Brian). Loving Grandpa of Hunter Thomas Herman. Tom was the devoted son of Richard and Judy Herman of North Olmsted, and eldest sibling to: Martin Herman (Janet), Suzan Dowling (deceased) (Jerry), Ellen Hohler (Dale), David Herman (Sue) and William Herman (deceased). Tom also leaves a large extended family; many cousins, nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much. A wonderful group of friends will also miss Slim, especially his humor, willingness to help others and enduring kindness and loyalty. Very special Dad to Belgian Sheepdog Voodoo (deceased). Tom was a graduate of St. Edward High School class of 1972, an electrician with Westview Electric and a member of IBEW Local 38 for over 40 years. Resident of Fairview Park since 1985, Tom coached many soccer, baseball and basketball recreation league teams. He was very much honored to serve on the recreation commission since 2002. A Funeral Mass celebrating Tom's life will be held at Saint Brendan Church, 4242 Brendan Ln., North Olmsted, OH 44070 on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the American Cancer Society or the West Side Catholic Center or a charity of your choice. To honor Slim's love of Hawaiian shirts please feel free to wear yours! www.chambersfuneral.com
Sep 9, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Judith Maloy, wife of Art, Class of 1958, mother of Chris, Class of 1997, and sister of Ron Zawadzki, Class of 1962. Please keep the Maloy and Zawadzki family in your prayers. JUDITH MALOY (nee Zawadzki), age 77, Beloved wife of Art for 50 years. Cherished mother of Megan Chung (Bill) and Chris. Loving grandmother of Caroline and Catherine. Dear sister of Geraldine Truesdell (Robert, both deceased), Ron Zawadzki (Patricia) and Felicia Noble (Thomas). Daughter of the late Paul and Caroline Zawadzki. Passed away September 6, 2019. FUNERAL MASS 11 AM WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 at ST. BRENDAN CHURCH, 4242 BRENDAN LANE, NORTH OLMSTED WHERE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 10 AM UNTIL TIME OF FUNERAL MASS. Private Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Sep 9, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas McGloin, Class of 1965, brother of Jack, Class of 1967. Please keep the McGloin family in your prayers. THOMAS E. McGLOIN age 72, beloved husband of Mary Ellen (nee Pfeil); loving brother of Jack (Bobbie) and Mary; bother-in-law Dr. Lawrence Pfeil (Judi), Elaine Pfeil, Kathie Grove (Robert) and Cindy Timmer. Dear uncle of Erin O'Brien, Colleen McGloin Lawrence Pfeil Jr., Linda Millhouse, Amy Studer, Lindsey Grove and Brittany Siringer; great uncle of many. Passed away Sept. 5, 2019. All Services private. Family suggested memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Sep 4, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Enrico Grazia, father of Giovanni "John", Class of 1982, and Mario, Class of 1985. Please keep the Grazia family in your prayers. ENRICO GRAZIA age 80, beloved husband of the late Gorizia 'Cory' (nee Carmosino); loving father of Alberto 'Al' (wife Sue), Eugenia 'Gina' Rensi (husband Chris), Deacon Giovanni 'John' (wife Sue), Mario (wife Julie), and Carla Dunbrook (husband Joey); devoted grandfather of Nikki (Doug) Weick, Mike, and Mario, Paul (Melissa) Deutsch, Mike (Becca) Rensi, Dani Rensi (Andrew Farmwald), Jenna Deutsch (Ben Quallich), and Cory Deutsch, Emily, Hannah, Mathew, and Joey Grazia, Alex, Allison, and Sami Grazia, Max and Maddy Dunbrook, treasured great-grandfather of Ben and Jacob; cherished son of the late Alberto and Eugenia (nee Morelli) Grazia; dearest brother of Desiderata Babbini (Antonio, deceased), and the late Franco (Maria Rosaria); treasured brother-in-law of Tony (Pina) Carmosino, and the late Eva (Michele) Pecoraro, and Lucietta (Rosauro, deceased) Gatti; devoted uncle and great-uncle of many. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Enrico to Hospice of the Western Reserve PO Box 72101, Cleveland, OH, 44192, or the Congregation of St. Joseph/St. Leonard Youth Retreat Center, 4076 Case Road, Avon, OH 44011. Enrico "Rico" Grazia was born on August 19, 1939 in Castel di Sangro, Italy and after 80 incredible years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 25, 2019. He came to the United States at the age of 17 seeking greater opportunities. Upon entering the United States, he immediately began to demonstrate his commitment to hard work and his dedication for building a better life. Living in the Collinwood neighborhood for many years, he worked long hours and labor-intensive jobs, eventually gravitating to the grocery industry where his work ethic and opportunities continued to grow. He was grateful for his first opportunity to enter the grocery business, afforded to him by Russo's Stop-n-Shop, which ultimately led to a career at Heinen's Grocery Stores. While in Collinwood, he met a very special lady named Gorizia. On April 8, 1961 at Holy Redeemer Church, he made this special lady his precious wife. They soon started a family and lived above the T & R ice cream shop on Clarke Avenue, a shop that they co-owned with the DiIorio family. Always working harder and seeking greater endeavors, Rico and Gorizia moved to North Olmsted, where they continued to raise their growing family. After the kids were done with school, they settled in Chesterland. During this time, he continued to work for Heinen's Grocery Stores as the Director of Produce. His role and his relationships with his colleagues at Heinen's made him feel honored and grateful and they forged a reciprocal relationship of loyalty and respect that lasted for over 50 years. Enrico was passionate about the numerous, organizations, clubs and activities in which he was involved. He was a long-time devoted parishioner of St. Anselm Catholic Church in Chesterland, where he and his late wife Gorizia were committed to the growth of the parish. Enrico cared for, and was deeply involved with, the Family of St. Leonard community in Avon. He was traditional and proud of his heritage. He belonged to many other organizations including the Home Family Club of Parma (Italian American Club). To say that he was passionate for soccer would be an understatement. He coached and managed several teams including the professional Cleveland Stars/Cobras and the semi-professional Inter-Italians. Enrico was honored with induction into the Ohio Soccer Hall of Fame in 2009. In his free time, Enrico enjoyed playing soccer and bocce and loved making his famous dried Italian sausage with his family. He was a "foodie" before that term existed. With his red pocketknife always at the ready, he would cut and taste a slice of nectarine, sausage, apple, or kiwi while those around him anxiously awaited his expert critique. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially Scopa, and probably in his yellow shirt. Affectionately referred to as "Papa" by his family, he spent countless hours watching all of his grandkids play sports. At these sporting events he was often willing to unselfishly assist, educate and enlighten the referees with alternative interpretations of their rulings! Even at 80 years old, he never lost the connection with his inner child. His humor, wit and playfulness were unique, priceless and beyond compare. He was kind, self-less, and compassionate. He was beyond generous, especially with his time. "Papa" was always willing to teach and advise. He did this not just by telling how to do it, but by demonstrating, through his actions, that it could be done. He walked the walk of a true patriarch. Above all else, family meant everything to him. His motto was "God, Family, Respect" and although he could be flexible on other matters, he was unyielding when it came to this. He lived his motto. He cherished everyone being together Christmas Day and the annual family vacations, especially the trip to Italy in 2012. He was faith-filled and prayed the rosary with his family. His family and his faith provided the power for the infinite lights that radiated from him. In 2002, on the threshold of his retirement, his precious wife died suddenly. In the family's darkest time, he produced yet another light, this one lit and passed to him from Gorizia. He continued to cherish and honor her by constantly illuminating the family with her glow and providing an unwavering dedication to keeping every note in tune in the family symphony. So, as Rico dances with Gorizia once again, to the symphony that they composed, may their children be their echo, and their grandchildren the echo of that echo, so that their songs will be sung forever. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11 AM at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Entombment following at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Enrico at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5 from 1-8 PM.
Sep 3, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mark Kopack, Class of 1982, brother of Matt, Class of 1980. Please keep the Kopack family in your prayers. MARK F. KOPACK age 55. Loving Husband of Maryse Sulimma. Loving Father of Mitchell Kopack. Son of Raymond and Jean Kopack (nee Coulter). Brother of Matt (Ellie), Michelle Hostottle, Mary Chopka (Dave), and Marcia Rigda (Dave). Beloved Uncle, Cousin, and Friend of many. Passed away suddenly August 30, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, September 5, 2019, Our Lady Of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Drive) at 4:30 PM. www.chambersfuneral.com
Sep 3, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Karen Mohnickey, wife of Andy Mohnickey, Class of 1958, mother of Mark, Class of 1987, grandmother of Shayne Erny, Class of 2015, and Mark Mohnickey, Jr., Class of 2018. Please keep the Mohnicky and Erny families in your prayers. KAREN I. MOHNICKEY (nee-Mokos), age 77, beloved wife of 58 years to Andrew S. Mohnickey, loving mother of Diane (Jim) Beaver, Mark (Michelle) Mohnickey & Kim Salas-dec'd, dearest grandmother of Julie Salas, Shayne & Alyssa Erny, Mark Jr. & Marissa Mohnickey, dear sister of Nancy (Gary) Roberts, Monica Mokos and Wendy (Gary) Pugh, entered into rest Thursday Aug.29,2019. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary(nee-Bajan) Palicka, father Frank Mokos and stepfather John Palicka. Family will receive friends on Tuesday Sept.3,2019 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the MISENCIK FUNERAL HOME, 36363 Detroit Rd.,Avon, where closing prayers will be on Wednesday at 9:15am followed by a 10:00am Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 35777 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland. Memorial donations may be made to St.Judes Children's Hospital or St. Stephen Parish, 1930 W. 54th St.,Cleveland,Oh 44102. www.misencikfuneralhome/obituary
Aug 26, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Paul Becka, Class of 1967. Please keep the Becka family in your prayers. Paul Joseph Becka, 70, of Leawood, Kansas passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019. Paul was born on January 24, 1949 in Lakewood, Ohio. He graduated from St. Edward High School in 1967 where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 2018 for his athletic achievements. He graduated from the College of Wooster in 1971. He made his career in sales as a manufacturer's representative and co-owned a business, SBH & Associates. Paul retired in 2010. He had wonderful friends, including a group of classmates from St. Edward. They call themselves the Tontine, and they gather every year for football and friendship. Paul was a man of faith and prayer. He attended a Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP) retreat, prayed weekly in the Adoration chapel, and was an active member of the men's group at his parish, St. Michael the Archangel. He gifted friends and family with crosses that he hand-painted. Paul was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns. He had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed hiking and skiing in the Colorado mountains, a well-made Manhattan with a good cigar, history books, and milk shakes with his grandchildren. He loved his beautiful wife, family, and friends most of all. In Paul's words, he had a wonderful life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Marion Becka. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Patty; two daughters, Kim (Joe) Wantschik and Krista Becka; three grandchildren, Paul, Alex, and Emilie; and two sisters, Diane McDonald (Loren Schepers) and Dorothy (Rick) Dudas. Visitation beginning with the rosary will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, August 30, 2019 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 14251 Nall Avenue, Leawood, Kansas. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 31 at the church, with interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery and luncheon to follow in Father Porter Hall at St. Michael's. The family suggests donations be made in Paul's name to the Wyandotte Pregnancy Clinic or St. Edward High School. Floral tributes may be sent to the church. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Aug 26, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Stanley Palka, Class of 1967, father of Greg, Class of 1995, and brother of Larry, Class of 1975. Please keep the Palka family in your prayers. Stanley J. Palka, 70, passed away on Friday August 23rd. Cherished husband of Maria "Cookie" (nee Pavicic). Devoted father of Grace Mehal (Henry), Gregory(Renee) and Alex. Loving Papa of Kayleigh and Jacob. Dear brother of Kathy Cotleur(Steve), Larry, and Maureen (Bryan). Favorite uncle and best friend of everyone. Funeral Mass Wednesday August 28th at 10 AM at St. Brendan's Church. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Family will receive friends at DONLONFUNERAL HOME 15408 TRISKETT RD. Tuesday 5-9 PM.
Aug 22, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Lola Mae Williams, mother of Chris Williams, Class of 1987. Please keep the Williams family in your prayers. LOLA MAE WILLIAMS (nee McGary), age 78, of Parma, Ohio, passed away on August 19, 2019. Lola was born February 25, 1941 in Brundidge, Pike County, Alabama to John McGilray (McGary) and Grace Lorraine Pearson. Grandma Lola grew up in Irondale and East Liverpool, Ohio. She was a proud graduate of Stanton Local High School. After graduation, she went to the University of Pennsylvania to receive a BS in Nursing. Later, she served six honorable and fun years in the United States Navy. She was proudly employed as a Registered Nurse for the VA Hospital. Lola has touched so many people and she leaves her gifts to the world in her children: daughters Kristen E. Williams and Kelley S. Williams and her son Christopher J. Williams; daughter-in-law Trina Edwards Williams and her pride and joy, her grandchildren Christopher and Morgan Williams. She also leaves a brother John Pearson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lola was preceded in death by her beloved aunt Maebell "Nanny" Pearson and brothers Willie "Whisper" Griffen and Leyman Pearson. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bridget of Kildare Parish, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends received at RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 FROM 4-8 P.M.
Aug 21, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Cecelia Bianco, mother of John, Class of 1980. Please keep the Bianco family in your prayers. CECELIA Y. BIANCO (nee Yopek), Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Edwin J. Bianco for 57 years; loving mother of Joseph (deceased), Mary Vargo, John (Anne Schleicher), Anne Frecka (Jim), David (Kathy), Jennifer Evanko (Warren), Matthew (Heather), Paul (deceased); proud grandmother of Max, Joseph, Dan, Emily, Amanda, Rebecca, Austin, Nina, Maria, Colin, Cory, Nicholas, Jack, Sofia, Michael and Sam; sister of Stanley Yopek (Joyce), Sophie Ferrari (Remo) (both deceased) and Jane Moske (Jim). Passed away Monday, August 19, 2019. Funeral Mass St. Clement Church (Lincoln and Madison Ave.) Saturday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends may call at THE MCGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. FRIDAY 3-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 2012 West 25th Street #705 Cleveland, OH 44113 namigreatercleveland.org
Aug 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joselito "Lito" Sandoval, Class of 1980, brother of Dan, Class of 1978, Ric, Class of 1981, and Mike, Class of 1982. Please keep the Sandoval family in your prayers. JOSELITO "LITO" SANDOVAL age 57. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Weber) for 35 years, loving father of Jason (Nicole), Lauren "Loey" Cook (Carson), Amara "Mar", and Isabel "Boo." Grandfather of eight; son of Dr. Flory and Rosemary (deceased); brother of Michelle, Daniel, Ricardo, Michael, Renee, Terry, and Jennifer. In addition to being a loving husband and father, Lito proudly served with the Cleveland Police for more than 32 years, starting out as a patrolman and ending his career as a Homicide Detective. During his career he received awards and recognition for his bravery and heroism in the line of duty. He also appeared in numerous television programs, including The First 48, Crime 360, Killer Couples and Warrant (He does have an IMDB.com page), which gave people a glimpse of his professional work. It is true a person's life is far more than simple dates, names and events. And for Lito, that adage couldn't be truer. Despite receiving accolades and recognition for his work as a police officer, he was humble to a fault, never boasting of his awards and embarrassed to see himself on television. He would rather dote on his family and was always willing to help a family member or a friend when needed. What he truly lived for was spending as much time with his family and friends as he could, organizing impromptu cookouts and occasionally cooking up his pancit and egg rolls, truly a crowd favorite. Through his whole life Lito displayed the compassion and genuine concern for those around him, including many of the health care workers who tended to him during his extended hospital stays. Hospital staff, from nurses to techs to custodial and kitchen employees were all treated as long-time friends. He not only leaves behind a large family and many friends, but a lifetime of helping others. He truly will be missed. Friends may call in AT MCGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOMES, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD., WESTLAKE, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, FROM 2-7 PM. Funeral procession will begin at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home at 9 am Thursday morning. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Church, 4427 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 am.
Aug 20, 2019 Revised to include sister-in-law of John Dever, Class of 1986. Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Elizabeth Dever, wife of Kevin, Class of 1989, mother of Joe, Class of 2012, and Kevin, Class of 2017, and sister-in-law of Mark Papajcik, Class of 1973, and John Dever, Class of 1986. Please keep the Dever and Papajcik families in your prayers. ELIZABETH A. "LISA" DEVER (nee Jakubs) age 48. Devoted wife of Kevin J.; loving mom of Joe, Bridget, Kevin and Molly; dear daughter of the late Carol Jakubs. Lisa was the beloved daughter-in-law of Margaret (nee Lachlan) and Andy Dever and cherished sister-in-law of Patricia (deceased), Andrew "Steve" (Annette), Doreen Papajcik (Mark), Kay Coyne (Jim), Michael (Stacy), Annemarie Patton (Edward), John and Will; aunt and friend of many. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family August 16, 2019. Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 21, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Drive) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS, TUESDAY 2-4 & 6-9 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to Wigs For Kids, 24231 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH 44145.
Aug 19, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Elizabeth Dever, wife of Kevin, Class of 1989, mother of Joe, Class of 2012, and Kevin, Class of 2017, and sister-in-law of Mark Papajcik, Class of 1973. Please keep the Dever and Papajcik families in your prayers. ELIZABETH A. "LISA" DEVER (nee Jakubs) age 48. Devoted wife of Kevin J.; loving mom of Joe, Bridget, Kevin and Molly; dear daughter of the late Carol Jakubs. Lisa was the beloved daughter-in-law of Margaret (nee Lachlan) and Andy Dever and cherished sister-in-law of Patricia (deceased), Andrew "Steve" (Annette), Doreen Papajcik (Mark), Kay Coyne (Jim), Michael (Stacy), Annemarie Patton (Edward), John and Will; aunt and friend of many. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family August 16, 2019. Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 21, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Drive) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS, TUESDAY 2-4 & 6-9 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to Wigs For Kids, 24231 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH 44145.
Aug 19, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Laverne A. Merhar, mother of Dr. Robert Merhar, Class of 1973, Edward Merhar, Class of 1976, and Richard Merhar, Class of 1979, grandmother of Kenny Kleinhenz, Class of 1995, and Keith Kleinhenz, Class of 1997. Please keep the Merhar and Kleinhenz families in your prayers. LAVERNE A. MERHAR, 95, passed away August 14, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Edward M.; loving mother of Joanne P. (Ken) Kleinhenz, Dr. Robert E. (Maria) Merhar, Edward W. (Sheila) Merhar and Richard D. Merhar; cherished grandmother of Kenny, Keith (Jill), Jeffrey, Jake and Erin Mary; great-grandmother of Ivy and Lily; dear sister of the late Dr. Donald Green. LaVerne was a graduate of Western Reserve University and was highly skilled in mathematics. She served as a teacher in Strongsville teaching math and science. After a year, she resigned from her position because the bus fare for transportation to the school was more than her paycheck. LaVerne was then employed at NACA (later NASA) as a mathematician. She left NACA to become a full-time mother. LaVerne enjoyed traveling, with some of her most memorable trips being to New Zealand and Australia with her friend, Ethel, and a cruise to the Bahamas with her son, Richard. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, where friends may visit an hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted, at 12:30 p.m. Please meet at main cemetery gate. www.dostalbokas.com
Aug 16, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Miriam Mekus, wife of Mike, Class of 1981. Please keep the Mekus family in your prayers. Miriam (Hagedorn-Boyle) Mekus unexpectedly passed away Saturday, August 10th, 2019. She is loved and adored by her beloved husband Michael Mekus, her father Phillip Hagedorn; her children, Joe Boyle, Jacob (Rachel Morelli-Boyle) Boyle, and Emma Kunimoto and Emma's father Kim Kunimoto; and her sister Rachel Deems, brothers David & Christopher Hagedorn. Aunt to Nicholas, Zachary & Julia Deems and great aunt to Myles Deems. Beloved friend of Kathy (Kemper); dearly loved nephew and cousin to many. Fantastic & dedicated "Mother" to her dog, Gunner. She is in the beautiful company of her late mother Karen Chomos and brother Phillip Hagedorn. Miriam was compassionate & caring and made you feel as though you were the most important person in the world. Her children will always treasure her handmade birthday cakes and Halloween costumes. Friends may call Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116 from 9 am - 11 am followed by a short service at 11am at the funeral home. Interment will follow immediately at Lakewood Park Cemetery, 22025 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116. All are welcome to a luncheon reception at Burntwood Tavern, 12 Main Street, Westlake, OH 44145, after the interment to continue sharing and celebrating her memory and new life. 440-333-9774 www.buschcares.com
Aug 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Don Manacapelli, Class of 1962. Please keep the Manacapelli family in your prayers. DON J. MANACAPELLI (MONACO), beloved father of David and Dina (Nils) Antonio, loving grandfather of Vincent, Anthony, Isabel, Ashley Wolfe and Nina Antonio, step grandfather of Nils E, Colin, Zachary, Simon, Genevieve, and Sophia, dearest brother of the late Lucille Vacca (Angelo,deceased), Marie Czelusniak (Ziggy, deceased), dear uncle of Lynn (Mike) McGreen, Joann (Al) Hien, John (Paulette) Czelusniak, and Tom (Gina) Czelusniak and friend of many. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019 FROM 4-8 PM AT CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME 14925 E. BAGLEY RD. MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS 44130. Funeral Mass Saturday 9:30 AM at St. Bridget of Kildare Church 5620 Hauserman Rd. Parma, 44130. (Please Meet at Church). Interment Private Holy Cross Cemetery.
Aug 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the brief death notice of Kenneth Pimtzner, Class of 1972. Please keep the Pimtzner family in your prayers. Kenneth Pimtzner was born on February 28, 1954 and passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Arrangements are pending with Dostal Bokas Funeral Services, North Olmsted.
Aug 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kathleen Nevel, wife of William, Class of 1957, sister of Raymond Schmidt, Class of 1969, sister-in-law of Pat Patton, Class of 1958, Robert Nevel, Class of 1959, and Ralph Nevel, Class of 1966, . Please keep the Nevel, Schmidt, and Patton families in your prayers. Kathleen Nevel (nee Schmidt) lost her battle with heart disease May 22, 2019, surrounded by her family at Washington (DC) Adventist Hospital. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Violet and Raymond Schmidt. She received her teaching certificate from Kent State University and taught at St. Luke's in Lakewood. She is survived by her devoted husband Bill; four children, Christine (Phelps), Chuck (Annie), Tim, Karen "Kerry;" six grandchildren, (Cotton, Brianna, Maggie, Emmett, Gretchen, Paige) and Nick, who is deceased. Joining Bill in mourning are her sisters, Janet (Pat), Marlene (Barry), Coletta (Jack) and her brother Raymond (Eileen) and Bill's siblings, Bob, Betty, Ralph (Kathleen M.). Kathleen graduated from Lourdes Academy as did her sisters. During their 57 year marriage she lived in Lakewood, OH, FT. Sill, OK, Evanston, IL, Annapolis, MD, and Doha, Qatar. Memorial Mass Saturday, August 17, 2019, St. Brendan Church (4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted, OH) at 10 A.M. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery (Brook Park, OH). In lieu of flowers, please feel welcome to donate to either SIDS, Center for Infant and Child Loss, 737 West Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21201 or Lourdes Academy Alumnae Scholarship, c/o Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND (216) 251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com
Aug 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Lois Kolman, mother of Tim, Class of 1985, and Kenneth, Class of 1987. Please keep the Kolman family in your prayers. LOIS C. KOLMAN (nee Hunt), age 84, beloved wife of the late Randall A.; dear mother of Renita McMillen (William), Cynthia Kolman, Kandace Trexler (Scott), Timothy Kolman (Kerry), Jacquelyn Indre (Todd) and Kenneth Kolman; grandmother of 11; sister of Susan Hriczik and the late Rita Everett and Richard Hunt. Passed away August 12, 2019. Funeral Service Friday, August 16, at 10:30 A.M. in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, where friends may call THURSDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192 would be appreciated.
Aug 13, 2019 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Mike Schumacher, Class of 1967, brother of Bob, Class of 1974, and the late Carl, Class of 1962. Please keep the Schumacher family in your prayers. Michael F. Schumacher was born on September 19, 1949 and passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Michael was a resident of Ohio at the time of passing. Birth Date: September 19, 1949 Death Date: June 20, 2019 A native of Bay Village, Ohio, Michael attended St. Edwards High School Class of 1967, and attended Ohio State, where he met his first wife Marian. A Memorial Mass for Michael will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33904 with Father Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Michael may be made to American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215, www.diabetes.com, 1-800-342-2383.
Aug 13, 2019 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of John Ludwig, Class of 1974, brother of Tom, Class of 1958. Please keep the Ludwig family in your prayers. JOHN M. LUDWIG. On Tuesday, August 6, 2019 we lost our loving husband and father, John Ludwig. John was born in Cleveland on February 25, 1956 to the late Carl Ludwig and Rita (Kundtz) Pfeil. John leaves behind his beloved wife of 39 years, Dawn (Hohman) and his most precious children Chris, Mike, and Liz. He is also survived by his brothers Tom (Barbara - deceased) and Jim (Charlotte), in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends. John was a caring and compassionate man and would do anything to help a friend. He was an avid Browns fan (SB21!) and loved his weekends in PIB, music, classic cars, and he was a proud employee of GOJO Industries for over twelve years. He is preceded in death by his father Carl; mother Rita and step-father Robert Pfeil. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Holy Martyrs Church 3100 S. Weymouth Rd. in Medina at 11:00 a.m., where the family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd Medina, OH 44256. Online condolences may be left at waitefuneralhome.com
Aug 13, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Wilhelm Pfaff, Sr., Class of 1966, father of Wilhelm, Jr., Class of 1988, grandfather of Steve Pfaff, Class of 2019, and Tommy Pfaff, Class of 2021. Please keep the Pfaff family in your prayers. WILHELM PETER PFAFF Sr., Aug 11, 1948 - Aug 11, 2019. Age 71. Beloved husband of Theresa (nee Ludwig). Dear father of Heidi (Jim) Guilfoyle and Wilhelm Peter Jr. Cherished grandfather to Megan, Rachel, Ian, Stefan and Thomas. Uncle and Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Brother of Mina Pfaff Rimpf and the late Maria Wachs. Son of the late Peter and Elisabeth Pfaff. Willie was an Accordion Musician who performed with The Grenzenlos and Musik Express. Active member of the Donauschwaben's German American Cultural Center and Maennerchor, Cleveland, OH. Funeral Services will take place at 11 AM on Thursday August 15, 2019 at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, OH , where the family will receive friends on Wednesday August 14, 2019 from 3-8 PM. On line condolences can be shared on www.corrigancraciun.com.
Aug 13, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Richard Wasko, Class of 1956, father of John, Class of 1983, and brother of the late Ronald, Class of 1960. Please keep the Wasko family in your prayers. RICHARD T. WASKO age 81. Beloved husband of Jane (nee Janeczko); loving father of John P.; brother of the late Ronald Wasko and Katherine Barber. U.S. Army veteran. Passed away August 11, 2019. Funeral Service Wednesday, August 14, at 10 A.M., in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, where friends may call WEDNESDAY ONE HALF HOUR PRIOR TO SERVICE. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. www.chambersfuneral.com
Aug 9, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Molly Peyton Hertvik, daughter of Ronald Peyton, Class of 1975, and sister of Ryan Peyton, Class of 2008. Please keep the Hertvik and Peyton families in your prayers. MOLLY PEYTON HERTVIK 32. Beloved wife of Michael; dear daughter of Nancy (nee Berry) and Ronald Peyton; loving sister of Ryan; beautiful granddaughter of Nancy (the late Roger) Berry, and Ruth (the late Chester) Peyton; cousin and friend to many; special niece of the Peyton and Berry families. Molly lost her courageous battle to A.M.L. after a remarkable fight. A special thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at St. Christopher Church at 11:00 A.M. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT BERRY-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.) FROM 4-7 P.M. SUNDAY AND MONDAY. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Leukemia Lymphoma Society www.lls.org
Aug 8, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bill McNulty, Class of 1957. Please keep the McNulty family in your prayers. William Edward "Bill" McNulty, age 80, of Rocky River, Ohio, beloved husband of Connie M. McNulty (nee Singer) for 56 years; loving father of Anne McNulty (Brian May), Kevin McNulty (Kristin), John McNulty (Leo Guerchmann), Rini McNulty (Joe Foley), and Katie McNulty-Taylor (Matt Taylor); dear grandfather of Allia, Allise, Alex, Hannah, Evelyn, Lauren, Grace, Jane, Declan, and William; cherished brother of George McNulty (Peggy), Kay Dietrich, and the late Leo McNulty (Fran, living). A graduate of St. Edward High School, Bill was an artist, a sailor, a "stand-up philosopher" and "Mayor of Lower Laurel." A childhood dream of Bill's was to have his own family and he was fortunate to be surrounded by them when he passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Ames Family Hospice in Westlake. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill's name to the Malachi House, 2810 Clinton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 www.malachihouse.org., or to the Waiting Child Fund/Kinnect, 1427 East 36th Street, Suite 4203F, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 www.kinnectohio.org. To pay tribute and celebrate Bill's life, join our family on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 1-4 PM for a memorial service with reception to follow at the Westside Irish American Club, 8559 Jennings Road, Olmsted Township, Ohio 44138. BUSCH Funeral Home of Fairview Park is serving the family. 440-333-9774 www.buschcares.com
Aug 6, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Lawrence P. "Larry" Kelley, father of Pat, Class of 1965, Dan, Class of 1970, and Don, Class of 1970, grandfather of Kevin Kelley, Class of 2000. Please keep the Kelley family in your prayers. LAWRENCE P."Larry" KELLEY age 104 1/2. Beloved husband of the late Frances E. (nee Lux) for over 65 years. Loving dad of Rosemary (Gary) Kelley, L. Patrick, James D., Ann Marie (Martin) Tarr, Daniel P. (Kate), Donald M. (Mary) (nee Corey) and Laurel (Rob) Duffy. Grandfather of 13, great grandfather of 17 and great great grandfather of 1. Dear brother of the late Msgr. Norman P. Uncle and great uncle of many. Before his passing on Saturday, Larry was the oldest living alumnus of St. Ignatius High School Class of 1932 and John Carroll University Class of 1936 and the oldest retired employee of NASA. He was also an attorney for 65 years. Larry was active in the Pioneers and the Boy Scouts as well as being a 68-year parishioner and Holy Name member of OLA. WW II U. S. Army Air Corps Major. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, August 9th, 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Church 3644 Rocky River Drive. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive friends at the DAVID MARTENS & SON FUNERAL HOME 4175 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE (between Lorain & Puritas) THURSDAY FROM 4-8 P.M. Contributions to OLA would be appreciated. Online condolences at davidmartensfh.com 216 941 1772.
Jul 31, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ann Stavrenos, mother of Steve, Class of 1974. Please keep the Stavrenos family in your prayers. ANN V. STAVRENOS (nee Quinlan) Beloved wife of the late Peter; loving mother of Steven (Brenda), Anna Stevens (Norman), Frank, James (Linda), Mary Nemitz (William), Evangeline Bernow (David) and Evelyn Woollard (Scott); grandmother and great grandmother; sister. Funeral Mass St. Clement Church Madison Ave. at Lincoln Ave. SATURDAY Aug. 3 at 10 AM. Friends received at the ZEIS-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME 16105 DETROIT AVE. from 3-7 PM FRIDAY.
Jul 25, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Eugene Drellishak, father of Thomas, Class of 1989, and Andrew, Class of 1989, father-in-law of Devin Hogan, Class of 1977, brother of Kenneth, Class of 1954, and Leroy, Class of 1957. Please keep the Drellishak and Hogan families in your prayers. EUGENE A. DRELLISHAK age 89. Beloved husband of the late Joanne (nee Knappage); father of Michael (Kathleen-deceased), Edward (Marla), Dennis (Sandy), Kathi Hogan (Devin), Mary, Frank (Jane), Jerry (Leenie), Thomas (Kerri) and Andrew (Julie); grandfather of 30; great-grandfather of 12; brother of Dale, Kenneth, Leroy and the late Gerald; uncle and friend of many. Korean Conflict Army Veteran. Gene along with his family run Drellishak Service since 1945. Passed away suddenly July 21, 2019. Funeral Mass Friday, July 26, Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10:00 AM. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS THURSDAY 2-4 & 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Jul 22, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Lucille Gannon, mother of Michael, Class of 1978, Patrick, Class of 1982, Iggy, Class of 1985, and Shawn, Class of 1987. Please keep the Gannon family in your prayers. LUCILLE (LUCY) GANNON of Avon Lake passed away Friday, July 19th at 80 years of age after a 29 year battle with cancer. She drew her strength from her role as a wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother. She was a dear friend to many. Beloved wife of late Thomas Gannon; devoted mother of Michael (Dana), Laura (John), Patrick (Teri), Christy Lemanowicz (Bill), Iggy (Emilie), Shawn. Loving grandmother of Jackson, Katie, Matt, Alex, Shannon, Lucy, Ellie, Edison, Molly, Tommy, Grace and great grandmother of Owen, Jack, Nick, and Charlie. Sister of Larry Norton (Elaine) and Mary Stamper (James). Lucy was the proprietor of the Tam' O Shanter, Lakewood Ohio. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. The funeral mass is Tuesday, July 23rd at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. 410 Lear Road, Avon Lake at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Academy Gannon Engineering Scholarship Program or The Providence House.
Jul 19, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Dubecky, father of John, Class of 1973, Jeff, Class of 1979, and Greg, Class of 1985, grandfather of Marty Dubecky, Class of 2021. Please keep the Dubecky family in your prayers. JOHN E. DUBECKY, age 89, beloved husband of 67 years to Elaine (nee Mullen); loving father of Noreen Wolf, John J. (Kathy), Colleen Dawson (Wayne), Therese, Jeff (Danielle), and Greg (Paula); cherished grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 11; brother of Mary Ann Bogucki, Dennis, and the late Eugene, Dorothy, Daniel, Tom, Andrew, and Charlie; beloved uncle, great-uncle, cousin, and friend of many. John was the owner and operator of Budget Air/Climate-Tech who was fondly referred to as "The Heater Man." He was a longtime active and founding parishioner at St. Brendan Church. U.S. Navy veteran. Funeral Mass Saturday, July 20, St. Brendan Church at 10 A.M. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., FRIDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Brendan Church, 4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted, OH 44070.
Jul 18, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Barbara Ludwig, wife of Tom Ludwig, Class of 1958. Please keep the Ludwig family in your prayers. BARBARA LUDWIG, 76, of Westlake passed away July 13, 2019. Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Sunset Chapel, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 19, at St. Ladislas Church, 2345 Bassett Rd., Westlake. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.
Jul 10, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Daniel Nugent, Class of 1965, brother of Edward, Class of 1960, Al, Class of 1961, Pat, Class of 1965, the late William, Class of 1956, and Joe, Class of 1959. Please keep the Nugent family in your prayers. DANIEL HANNON NUGENT returned to his heavenly home on July 9, 2019 at age 74. After receiving the Anointing of the Sick and spending his final moments with loved ones, Daniel's devotion to his family and in God gave him peace. Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Ruth Nugent, beloved Aunt Etta Mahoney brothers William-D (Teresa) and Joseph-D (Lin). Survived by beloved son Michael Roarty-Nugent, grandson Jay'Den Roarty-Nugent, and loving, life-long best friend Susan Roarty. Lovingly remembered by siblings, Anne "Nancy," Edward (Linda), Albert (Donna), Patrick (Barb), Mary Therese McGinty (Tom) and Ruthmarie Hovanec (Mel), many nieces, nephews, great nieces/nephews, friends. St. Edward High School '65 graduate retired after 40 years at Thistledown and Northfield Park race tracks office and Union for race track workers. Devoted Catholic, volunteer in Little League and parish office. He was a selfless man who put others before himself. He was kind and soft-spoken, and answered the call to those in need. He is forever loved by the lives of those he changed and will dearly be missed. Funeral Mass St. Patrick Church 3602 Bridge Ave. Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 AM. Interment private. VISITATION: Friday 4-7 pm at McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE.
Jul 9, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Gill, a retired St. Ed's mathematics teacher from 1978-1988. Also, brother of Brendan F. Gill, Class of 1954, and uncle of Brendan P. Gill, Class of 1982, and Tom Gill, Class of 1992. Please keep the Gill family in your prayers. JOHN GILL age 93, beloved son of the late Anna (nee Golden) and John Gill; brother of James (Judy) (Joan, deceased), Brendan (Joyce) and the late Tom (Joyce), Joseph (Priscilla) and Margaret Kelly (Owen); uncle and great-uncle of many. John retired from the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO of the Immaculate Heart of Mary). He was a WWII and Korea U.S. Navy Lt. Commander. John was a 1944 graduate of St. Ignatius High School and a retired mathematics teacher at West Tech and St. Edward High School. Passed away July 5, 2019. Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 9, St. Peter Church (35777 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville) at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Little Brothers and Sisters of the Eucharist c/o Fr. James O'Donnell, 3675 W. 165th St., Cleveland, OH 44111. Arrangements by Chambers Funeral Home (216) 251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Jul 9, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Eileen Chambers, wife of the late Dan Chambers, Class of 1953, grandmother of Danny Chambers, Class of 2016, Emmett Chambers, Class of 2018, Ronan Chambers, Class of 2020, and Liam Chambers, Class of 2019. Please keep the Chambers' family in your prayers. EILEEN C. CHAMBERS (nee Gallagher), age 83; beloved wife of the late Daniel B. Chambers, Sr.; much loved mom of Daniel B. Jr. (Kathleen), William (Mollie), Brian (Fiona), Eileen O'Malley (Brendan) and Connor (Brigid); proud "Meema" of Danny, Fiona, Emmett, Ronan, Bridget, Owen, Jack, Maggie, Frances, Liam, Ailish, Clare, Grace B., Moira and Connor Chambers and Grace A., Annie and Nora O'Malley; daughter of the late Nellie (nee McDonnell) and John J. Gallagher; cherished sister of Margaret "Peg" Gallagher and the late John Gallagher (Fran), Edward Gallagher, Mary Cooney (John), Frank "Bud" Gallagher, Thomas "T" Gallagher, Patrick "Doc" Gallagher (Coletta), Eleanor Miller (Robert), Robert Gallagher (Peggy) and Nancy Ahern (Jack); dear aunt, great aunt and dear friend of many. Eileen's selflessness and devotion to her family was an inspiration. Her positive spirit and drive and unquestionable faith will never be forgotten. Passed away surrounded by her family Sunday, July 7, 2019. Funeral Mass Friday, July 12, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS, THURSDAY 3-8 P.M.
Jul 8, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Riley, M.D., father of Bob, Class of 1975, and Pete, Class of 1980. Please keep the Riley family in your prayers. Robert P. Riley, M.D. Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Coletta (nee O'Brien); age 89; loving father of Robert F. (Melissa), Eileen Brady (Joseph), Nancy McBride (Owen), Peter M. (Julia), and Thomas J.; Grandfather of 14; great grandfather of 8; brother of the late James (Ruth) and Jack; uncle of many. Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2019. Practiced internal medicine for 50 years on the west side of Cleveland. He was dedicated to his family and enjoyed sailing, golfing, and playing the piano. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Monastery of the Poor Clares. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 10, at 10 am, in St. Angela Merici Church, 20820 Lorain Rd. Interment Holy Cross. Friends may call at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd from 5-8 pm Tuesday July 9, 440-331-0500. www.corrigancraciun.com
Jul 1, 2019 Dear Alumni: Edward T. Koenig '59 passed away on December 15, 2018 in Bedford, TX (obituary below, previously sent). We were just advised by the family that a Celebration of Life memorial service is being held for Mr. Koenig in the Cleveland area on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels, 3644 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH. ___________________________________________________ Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Edward Koenig, Class of 1959, brother-in-law of Jim Ponstingle, Class of 1961. Please keep the Koenig and Ponstingle families in your prayers. Edward T. Koenig (77) of Bedford, TX passed away December 15, 2018 at his home. He was born December 29, 1940 to Frank and Mary Moran Koenig in Cleveland, OH. He worked for the Railroad until his retirement. Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 43 years Diane L. Haas Koenig, children Grayton E. (Liz), Mark M. (Susie), Kevin T. (Lynn), and Kerrie L. Koenig, grandchildren Cameron, Parker, Alexandra, Kade and Garrett, siblings Frank Koenig (Betty), Margaret Koenig, Helen Keilman (Linc), Jim Koenig, Rick Koenig (Jean), fun uncle to many, and best bud Bill Carmody. Edward is preceded in death by sisters Kay Hines, Betty Slattery and Joan Colwell and sister-in-law Colette Koenig. Celebration of life in Cleveland at later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Bennett's Bash Mallory Zarate - Mallory.Zarate@stjude.org - 972-812-7112
Jul 1, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James Herron, Class of 1962. Please keep the Herron family in your prayers. James F. Herron Strongsville, Ohio James was born on February 12, 1944 and passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019. James was a resident of Ohio at the time of passing. U.S. Air Force Veteran. VISITATION SUNDAY JULY 28, 2019 2PM-6PM with a Memorial Service to begin at 6PM at JARDINE FUNERAL HOME, 15822 PEARL RD, STRONGSVILLE. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Jun 26, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas Miller, stepfather of Chris Urban, Class of 1990, and Mark Urban, our Dean of Students at St. Eds. Please keep the Miller and Urban families in your prayers. Thomas R. Miller, 74, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 24, 2019 at his home. He was born September 11, 1944 in Elyria and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 37 years. Tom was a veteran of the US Army serving during Vietnam. He worked as a supervisor for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 34 years retiring in 2007. He had also worked at Advanced Auto, Vermilion for 8 years. Tom was a member of AMVETS Post #22 where he served as 3rd Vice President and started the monthly car shows. He was also a member of the Vermilion Veterans Council and volunteered at the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky. He enjoyed working on his 1967 Camaro, riding his Harley Davidson, traveling, and working on home improvement projects. He loved animals, especially his cats, Lady Jane, Ty-Guy, and Ivan. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Diane (nee Vinicky) Miller of Vermilion; son, Rob (Julie) Miller of Elyria; daughter, Tricia (Jason) English of Westerville; step sons, Chris (Dee) Urban of Tucson, AZ and Mark (Ricki) Urban of Brunswick; step daughter, Maggie (Dan) Rahm of North Olmsted; grandchildren, Eric, Cayla, Colette, Allison, Luke, and Reese; brother, John (Darla) Miller of FL; his niece, Robin; and his nephew, Mark. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary (nee Robertson) Miller; and his sister, Janet Naylor. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. The Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct Military Honors at 8:00 pm. Interment will be Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 12:30 pm at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to AMVETS Post #22, 1517 North St Rt 60, Vermilion, OH 44089 or Saint Francis Animal Sanctuary, Inc. 12516 Cherry Road, Vermilion, OH 44089. Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com
Jun 25, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mikey George, Class of 2021, son of Tony George, Class of 1975, brother of David, Class of 2021, and Bobby, Class of 2000, cousin of Samer Khouri, Class of 2003, and Yousef Kirallah, Class of 2012. Please keep the George, Khouri, and Kirallah families in your prayers. MICHAEL THOMAS GEORGE 16, was welcomed into heaven surrounded by his loving parents, siblings and family on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Michael is survived by his loving parents Kristine and Tony George, his triplet siblings David and Julia, his older siblings Joseph George, Justin Rose (Lisa), Robert George, Krystle George-Kearns (Christian) and Jonathon Rose (Amber); grandmother Glenna Botkins, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandparents Jack Botkins, Saada and Joseph George. Mikey was a proud St. Edward Eagle, dedicated Michael Buble and Roman Reigns fan. His friends and family know Mikey for his contagious smile, laughter, and quick witted hand language. Mikey's favorite summers were spent on Kelly's Island enjoying his no boundary lifestyle, like a true island man. Mikey entertained all with his singing and dancing, creative nick names he gave people and his love for orange chicken. Mikey loved Mama and Babouie more than anything else. He will be greatly missed by many. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Andre Scholars Program - c/o St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village, Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Please meet at church) Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mikey at the HOLY FAMILY CHAPEL OF ST. EDWARDS HIGH SCHOOL, 13500 DETROIT AVE., LAKEWOOD, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 FROM 3-8 p.m. "Michael had the World on a String."
Jun 24, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gil Sheehan, Class of 1959, brother of Kevin, Class of 1966. Please keep the Sheehan family in your prayers. William Gilbert "Gil" Sheehan (1941 - 2019) of Lake Placid, FL, passed away on June 15,2019. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941. He was the beloved son of William Gilbert Sheehan and Esther Clinton Sheehan (Oviatt). Growing up in Cleveland, Gil was dearest brother to Suzanne Sheehan Becker (Bill), Kevin Sheehan, Rosemary Sheehan Werner (Dan), Maureen Sheehan Carey (Tim), and Patricia Sheehan, and uncle to many cherished nieces and nephews. Ted Titcomb, his wife and children were dear friends to Gil. He attended St Edward High School, Quincy College and Villanova University and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Gil had a true adventuresome spirit. In the 1970's he started his own "Eager Digger Co" in Breckenridge, CO, worked on the Alaskan Pipeline, traveled the world for over 25 years as a Merchant Marine and eventually anchored in Big Pine Key, FL. Gil was an organ donor and shared this gift of life upon his passing. Family plans for his memorial are pending.
Jun 24, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Danny O'Boyle, Class of 1960. Please keep the O'Boyle family in your prayers. J. Daniel was born on January 10, 1942 and passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019. J. Daniel was a resident of Akron, Ohio at the time of passing. He graduated from John Carroll University before serving his Country in the US Army. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Jun 21, 2019 Laurence E. "Larry" Delaney, born on November 11th in 1942 in Cleveland, OH Laurence Edward Delaney entered into this world full of mischief and humor, much to the exasperation of his parents Walter and May. Larry was the ringleader of his siblings, teaching brothers Dennis, Brian and Paul and sisters Mary and Renie, invaluable lessons like how to escape from their attic bedrooms by shimmying down the gutters or showing them what happens when you rig up your RC airplane to see if the family kitten could fly. They really missed that kitten.... (Last seen soaring over the tops of the pine trees and gaining altitude). At St Edwards, he ran the Holy Cross brothers ragged; performing magic and sleight of hand tricks while serving as altar boy at 5 am Mass or stealing the clicker prompt for cueing the congregation on when to stand and when to kneel. The "St Ed's boys" still get together every year to retell the tales of their collective childhood and the tales get taller and taller as the years go by. As a young man while working as a traveling salesman he met a beautiful college student named Catherine Harrison. Since she was his soulmate, he married her on a festive yet snowy December 24, 1966 at St. Patrick's Church in Chittenango, NY. One thing led to another and together they had a son; and then a daughter. Larry went back to school to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy so that he could make a better life for his family. He quickly became department head at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville and later at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. On weekends you would often find Larry and his son Patrick waist deep fly fishing in a riffle and hoping for a bite, in a duck blind trying to imitate the call of a wayward mallard, up in a tree on cold November days hoping to surprise a buck, or pranking each other by sneaking bear poop into each other's shoes. He trained his Golden Retrievers for competing in hunting field trials, dabbled in woodworking; making homemade wine and whiskey; was a consummate storyteller, and taught his daughter Deirdre to tell puns almost as bad as his. He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Community and the Knights of Columbus. Larry was pre-deceased by his parents, Walter and May Delaney; his son Patrick Delaney in 2013; his brother Dennis Delaney in 2014; and infant brother, Joseph Delaney. He is survived by his wife Catherine Delaney of Dansville; his daughter Deirdre (Robert) Thompson of Portland, OR; his grandchildren, Bailey and Reilly; siblings, Brian Delaney of Lakewood, OH, Mary Delaney of Lakewood, OH, Renie (Paul) Miller of North Olmsted, OH and Paul (Tracy) Delaney of Milwaukee, WI; his brother in law, Charles Harrison of Livonia; several nieces and nephews; and his dear friends, Mark and Kelly Matteson of E. Rochester. Larry's family would like to invite friends to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 10 am at St. Mary's Church in Dansville, New York and for food, drink and sharing stories afterwards at the Union Hose. Contributions in memory of Laurence "Larry" Delaney may be made to Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mt Morris, NY 14510.
Jun 21, 2019 Please note, a list of all St. Ed's Alumni who have passed on can be found here on Eagle Connect. Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dr. Christopher Hines, father of Jeremy, Class of 2002. Please keep the Hines' family in your prayers. Dr. Christopher Edward Hines, 64, beloved husband and father, died on June 18, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. He was a dedicated and compassionate anesthesiologist at Akron General Medical Center for 35 years. He was an avid windsurfer, kiteboarder, and sailor. He loved hiking in the metro parks, gardening, cooking, and making hot sauce for his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Edward Hines; sister, Melanie Hines Amponsah; and niece, Rebecca Amponsah. He is survived by his wife, Magdalene Hileman Hines; son, Jeremy Edward Hines; daughter-in-law, Jessica Bartosh Hines; daughter, Miranda Camille Hines; mother, Sara Robinson Hines; sister, Dr. Alison Hines; sister, Jocelyn Hines Cooper; brother-in-law, Louis Cooper; and nieces, Chelsea and Lyndsey Cooper. A Memorial Luncheon will be held on June 29, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 3653 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44333. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.rosehillbp.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Captains for Clean Water (captainsforcleanwater.org) or to the Summit County Metro Parks (foundationatsummitmetroparks.org).
Jun 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Francis Dettore, grandfather of Frank J. Dettore-Schenkelberg, Class of 2013, Mike Oradini, Class of 2009, and Geno Oradini, Class of 2015. Please keep the Dettore, Dettore-Schenkelberg, and Oradini families in your prayers. FRANCIS J. "FRANK" DETTORE (1936 - 2019) age 83, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Beloved husband of Catherine "Kay" Dettore (nee Pintola); loving father of Monica A. Dettore and Gina (Michael) Dettore-Oradini; devoted grandfather Sarah Dettore-Schenkelberg, Frank J. Dettore-Schenkelberg, Michael E. Oradini Jr., Catherine A. Oradini and Geno F. Oradini; dearest brother of Madeline Horvath and the late Rosemarie Dennis and Donald Dettore. Family will receive friends in the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. All services will be private. The family suggests contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 6100 Rockside Wood, Ste 260, Independence, OH 44131 or the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 2831 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. For further information, or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.bognerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Jun 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Norma Jean Magyar, grandmother of Mike Oradini, Class of 2009, and Geno Oradini, class of 2015. Please keep the Magyar and Oradini families in your prayers. NORMA JEAN MAGYAR (Oradini) (nee Laudi), age 87; beloved wife of Thomas C. Magyar Sr.; loving mother of Reno J. Oradini, Jr., Michael E. Oradini (Regina A. Dettore-Oradini) and Rosemarie Oradini; dearest grandmother of Mike, Katie, Geno, Jimmy, Anthony, Rena Jean and the late Mary Rose; daughter of the late Emilio and Rose (nee Russo) Laudi; sister of Frances Santosusso (Eugene) (both deceased), Madeline Caruso (deceased) (Guy) and John Laudi (Maryann); stepmother of Maureen Magyar, Thomas Magyar, Jr. (Jennifer) and Colleen Gilberto (Joe); beloved aunt and dear friend of many. Norma was a lifelong parishioner of St. Rocco Church and a member of Holy Family Sodality. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rocco Church, 3205 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, Monday, June 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. Final Resting Place Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date. Friends received at THE RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.) SUNDAY 2-6 P.M.
Jun 17, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bill Bakun, Class of 1962. Please keep the Bakun family in your prayers. William Thomas Bakun (1944 - 2019) age 74 of Englewood, Florida, passed away April 14, 2019. with his family by his side. Bill was born to William and Margaret Bakun on Sept 19, 1944, was raised in Westlake, OH, and attended St. Edward High School. He is survived by his wife, Lynn (ne Schleicher), his daughters Amy McKenna (Rick), and Molly DeCrane, and his sister Nancy Bakun. Cherished grandfather of Kyle, Julia, Emily, Abbey, Jacqui, and Keely. Big brother to Roger (deceased), Peggy (deceased), Randy (deceased), and Nancy. Beloved uncle to many. Bill was a Coast Guard veteran and a retired Avon Lake firefighter/paramedic. As a firefighter, he developed a love for cooking and won several chili cook-offs. After retiring, he attended culinary arts school, to expand his knowledge of cooking, as well as his technique, and was known by family and friends alike for his fantastic meals. Bill also had a one of a kind personality, and possessed the ability to put a smile on anyone's face with his marvelous sense of humor. He also had a tremendous love of music and would always be heard humming and whistling his favorite tunes. No one ever forgot the experience of meeting Bill, and he will be dearly missed. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday June 29, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Bernadette Church in Westlake, OH.
Jun 12, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Finlin, mother of Jack Jr., Class of 1966, and Jim, Class of 1980, grandmother of Dan Finlin, Class of 1998, and Jack Finlin III, Class of 1995, sister of Jim Gibbons, Class of 1953, and Neal Gibbons, Class of 1956. Please keep the Finlin and Gibbons' families in your prayers. MARY ROSE FINLIN (1921 - 2019) (nee Gibbons), age 97, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on June 9. Beloved wife of the late Jack Sr.; loving mother of Jack (Lois), Joyce, Jean, Jan Santoli (Andy), Joan (Bill Adams) and Jim; grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of five; cherished "big sister" of Jim (Arlene, deceased), Neal (Linda) and the late Frank "Hoot", Rita, Tom, John, Bill and Anne. Funeral Mass Friday, June 14, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd.) at 11:30 AM. Private interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Jun 12, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jim Redmond, Class of 1965, brother of Larry, Class of 1972. Please keep the Redmond family in your prayers. JAMES G. REDMOND 71 Beloved father of Rachel Berry (Matthew); cherished grandfather of Lauren, Madeline and Maeve; loving brother of Rick (Kathy) and Larry; uncle of Sean and Kaitlin Trivett; friend to all that knew him. Funeral Mass on Sat. June 15 at Our Lady of Angels Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT BERRY- McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.) FROM 3-7 P.M. FRIDAY. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
Jun 11, 2019 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Ed Gedeon, Class of 1954. Please keep the Gedeon family in your prayers. EDWARD F. GEDEON passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Ed was born at home in Cleveland on June 2, 1935. He was the youngest in a family of five, having an older sister and foster brother. Ed embraced responsibility very early, taking on a paper route with the Shopping News at the age of 7. He kept that paper route throughout high school, adding a job with two men's clothing stores at different times, and peddling an ice cream bicycle wagon in his neighborhood during the summer months. He took great pride in the fact that his employers at the clothing stores asked his opinion when purchasing stock, and gave him a lot of responsibility at the store for someone his age. After graduating from St. Edward High School, he joined the family business, Gedeon Dairy, and married his high school sweetheart, Sara Pace, after she graduated from John Marshall High School in 1955. He supported his growing family by working in the dairy industry, becoming a valued employee of the company that eventually bought the family business. He retired from that company in 1993. In retirement, Ed took great joy in maintaining the 11 acres of woods that he and his wife owned and lived on. It always made him smile when folks told him it looked like a park. He could putter with anything mechanical and get it working, and for anyone who had a problem that needed fixing, he was always ready with a solution. He made friends easily, and shopping trips in town were usually all day events, as he enjoyed conversing with anyone he ran into that was open to talking with him. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, four daughters, 2 sons-in law, 8 adult grandchildren, 5 adult grandchildren-in-law, 6 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his faithful Labrador, Remi. They are his legacy. In Heaven, Ed will be reunited with grandparents, his mother and father, foster brother, and several beloved dogs. A memorial service for immediate family and close friends will be held sometime in July.
Jun 10, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Irence Clines, mother of Karl, Class of 1997. Please keep the Clines' family in your prayers. IRENCE ERICKA CLINES (nee Eberhardt), age 70, passed from this life June 4, 2019. (Daughter of the late Karl J and Selma J Eberhardt.) Beloved Mother of Karl J (Jessica) and Grandmother to Elena Lilly Marie Starnes. Sister to Kathryn Almquist (Robert, deceased) and Connie Hatch (Morrie, deceased). Aunt to Christine Pinto (nee Ann Almquist)(Bruce), Robert Almquist, Todd Hatch (Dienne) and Tarry Barklay. Great Aunt to Kathryn Pinto, Olaf Almquist, Zeke Almquist, Autumn Shoup, Kira Barklay and Jake Barklay. Special friend to Gloria Catalusci, Ed Almquist, Colleen Chittick, Hildie Eberhardt and many more. Graduate of Lakewood High School Class of 1966 and Kent State University 1970 (B.S. Ed). Past Worthy Advisor of Lakewood Rainbow Assembly #6, Member of Ann Rutledge OES Chapter 453. Physical Education Teacher (K-5) for 39 years in Avon Lake City Schools (retired 2006). Special volunteer at St. Edward High School Wilderness Retreat Program. Beloved volunteer at Westlake Senior Center. Visitation Friday, June 14 at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Services Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 am at Westshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River. Interment and celebration of life directly after. Memorial contributions in Irene's name may be made to Westlake Senior Center.
Jun 7, 2019 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Tom McNeeley, Class of 1965, father of Kevin, Class of 1989, and Mike, Class of 1992, brother of Tim, Class of 1964, and Patrick, Class of 1961. Please keep the McNeeley family in your prayers. Thomas Edward McNeeley "Mac" of Avon Lake, OH and North Fort Myers, FL passed away Wednesday May 1, peacefully in Hope Hospice Care, Cape Coral, Florida, surrounded by his loving family. Born December 3, 1947 in Cleveland OH to Hugh McNeeley Jr. and Geraldine McNeeley (Traynor), he is survived by his three older siblings David McNeeley, Timothy McNeeley (Rosie) and Patrick McNeeley (Christine); by his spouse and light of his life, Merri McNeeley (Lewis); his two beloved sons, Kevin (Bryna Loewer) and Michael (Angel Kornuc), his step-son Andy M. Boehnen and step-daughter Ellen M. Falvo (Boehnen) (Kevin Falvo) and his two wonderful granddaughters, Casey Geraldine McNeeley and Keira Lee McNeeley. Tom was a loving and attentive father ("Big Daddy"), stepfather and grandfather. Tom graduated from St. Edwards H.S., Lakewood, OH in 1965 and obtained his Associate in Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College in 1969. Tom was a firefighter and paramedic in Fairview, OH for over 25 years and enjoyed many enduring friendships with fellow firefighters. After retiring in his 50's he began living his dream of snow-birding between Florida and Ohio. He enjoyed boating including cruising and sailing. He felt lucky to have a spouse who loved boating as much as he did. They cruised the Great Lakes between Chicago and Canada and Cleveland, the intercoastal waterways of Florida and many locations along the Gulf coast, alone and with friends. Many family members and friends enjoyed boating excursions with "Captain Tom" who was always accommodating and chipper. Tom was a peace seeker and a force for positivity in human connections. His kindness knew no bounds. He enjoyed people immensely and they enjoyed him. He was loved by all. He was an inspiration to family members to be kind and to live your dream. His family is immensely grateful for all the flowers, cards, messages, assistance and kindnesses received in these last weeks. Contributions in Tom's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. A celebration of life service will be held in North Ft. Myers Saturday May 11 at 3pm at the Moody River Estates clubhouse 3050 Moody River Blvd. , North Ft. Myers, FL 33903. A service will also be held in Avon Lake, OH in late June.
Jun 6, 2019 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Joe O'Donnell, Jr., Class of 1993, son of Joe O'Donnell, Sr., Class of 1960, brother of Dan, Class of 1994, and Matt, Class of 1997. Please keep the O'Donnell family in your prayers. JOSEPH R. O'DONNELL (1974 - 2019) age 45. Beloved son of Marguerite (nee Bradshaw) and Joseph R. O'Donnell, Sr.; brother of Daniel J. (Deborah) and Matthew (Nicole); uncle of Grayson, Colin, Dylan and Nolan; beloved nephew, cousin and friend of many. Funeral Mass Thursday, April 25, St. James Church (Detroit Avenue & Granger Avenue, Lakewood) at 10:00 A.M. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Jun 6, 2019 Dear Faculty & Staff: Below is the death notice of Robert W. Burns, Sr., father of Bob Burns, Jr., our Director of Performing Arts at St. Eds. Please keep the Burns' family in your prayers. ROBERT W. BURNS age 85, Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Wilk); loving father of Robert Jr., Kevin (Jill), Karen, Brian (deceased)(Gail, surviving), Michael (Maureen), Laura Cochran (Greg) and Jennifer Allman (Geoff); proud grandfather of Elaine, Laura, Amanda, Jessica, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Geoffrey Jr., Meghan, Emily, Kathryn, Libby, Robert and Gregory. Prayer Services Saturday, June 8, 2019 at THE MALLCHOK FUNERAL HOME, 5660 RIDGE RD., PARMA, OH at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass St. Columbkille Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Lake View Cemetery. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS AT THE FUNERAL HOME FRIDAY 4-8 P.M.
Jun 5, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patrick Kilbane, Sr., Class of 1968. Please keep the Kilbane family in your prayers. Patrick Joseph (Pat) Kilbane Sr. (1949 - 2019) 69, of St. Augustine, FL (Cleveland, OH) unexpectedly passed away on May 23, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL as a result of cardiac arrest. Pat was born on December 13, 1949, to his loving and hardworking parents, Patrick Thomas and Ann (Masterson) in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH, received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Dayton, and his Masters of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University. Pat retired from Ford Motor Company after an almost 30-year successful career in various finance, accounting, operations, and strategy roles. Most recently, he worked in the Service Department at Coggin Toyota At The Avenues in Jacksonville, FL. Pat married Mary Ann (Leszczynski) on October 28, 1978 at Saint John Bosco Catholic Church in Parma Heights, OH. During their 40- year loving marriage, they had six children: Patrick Jr. (Kathy Cascone), Bryan, Christopher, Sean, Kelley, and Jaclyn (Tom Gibble) who survive and will greatly miss their devoted and selfless Father. Throughout the marriage, the family established households and made lifelong friends in Cleveland, OH; El Paso, TX; Laredo, TX; Ann Arbor, MI; Saline, MI; Jacksonville, FL; and most recently St. Augustine, FL. Further, Pat is survived by his sisters Mary Ann, Kathleen, and Eileen, his brother James (Suzanne Shaffer), and his grandson, Gavin. Pat will be remembered for his loving nature and endless devotion to his wife and family members. He wore many hats during his life including, husband, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, co-worker, coach, mentor, friend, inventor, author, and poker buddy. Pat will be dearly missed by his many family members and friends. May he rest peacefully and enjoy everlasting life in Heaven with his parents. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church (West Park) on 4427 Rocky River Dr. in Cleveland, OH 44135 with Rev. John E. Conley, C.S.C. presiding. A reception for family and friends will follow immediately thereafter at The Clifton Club located at 17884 Lake Rd, Lakewood, OH 44107. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to The Heal Foundation, supporting the Autism Community in Northeast Florida, would be appreciated. www.healautismnow.org. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens.
May 31, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ursula Coyne, mother of Michael, Class of 1978, Thomas, Class of 1979, Timothy, Class of 1987, grandmother of Kevin Coyne, Class of 2014, Liam Coyne, Class of 2016, Charles Green, Class of 2018, Owen Sabo, Class of 2020, and sister of the late Jim Jeffers, Class of 1960. Please keep the Coyne, Green, Sabo, and Jeffers families in your prayers. URSULA M. COYNE (Nee Jeffers) age 81, beloved wife of 62 years to Thomas E.; loving mother of Kathleen Green (John), Michael (Mary Pat), Thomas (Susan), Michele Sabo (Tom), John (Tracy), Timothy (Traci) and Patrick (Jenny); cherished grandmother of 24 beautiful grandchildren; dear Sister of Jim Jeffers (deceased) (Margie); dear aunt, cousin, and friend of many. Ursula was a lifetime member of the West Side Irish American Club and was a Librarian at St. Thomas More School. She enjoyed vacationing with family and spending time with her grandchildren. Passed away, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Funeral Mass St. Thomas More Church, (4170 North Amber Dr., Brooklyn) Tuesday, June 4th at 10:00 am Interment Private Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) MONDAY from 3 - 7 pm. Family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of one's choice.
May 30, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Edward Lee, father of James, Class of 1970, and Stephen, Class of 1975, grandfather of Timothy Sweeney, Class of 2008, father-in-law of Mark Sweeney, Class of 1978. Please keep the Lee and Sweeney families in your prayers. EDWARD J. LEE (1927 - 2019) age 91, retired Cleveland Firefighter. Beloved husband of 70 years to Mary Rita (nee Crandall); father of James (Barbara), Donald (Debbie), Stephen (Terri) and Laura Sweeney (Mark); grandfather of Courtney and Megan Lee, Marlo Perazzola, Natalie Cordery (Collin), Kathryn Sweeney (Tina) and Timothy Sweeney; great-grandfather of Annabelle and Graham Cordery; uncle and great-uncle of many. WWII U.S. Navy veteran. Passed away May 28, 2019. Funeral Mass Friday, May 31, St. Julie Billiart Church (5500 Lear Nagle Rd., North Ridgeville) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., THURSDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to John A. Gannon Burn and Trauma Center at Metrohealth Medical Center, 2500 Metrohealth Dr., Cleveland, OH 44109.
May 29, 2019 Dear Faculty & Staff: Sadly, below is the death notice of Mel Weltle, District Manager of AVI, our cafeteria foodservice company, passed away last Sunday, May 26. Please keep Mel and his family in your prayers. MELVIN WELTLE (1970 - 2019) 49, of Twinsburg, Ohio passed away on May 26, 2019 at University Hospital. Beloved husband of Cheryl Weltle (nee Kisker); dearest father of Hannah and Trevor; cherished son of Melvin Weltle and Carol Reiman (nee Stroud); dear brother of Marcus (Terri) and Matt (Nicole) Weltle; devoted son-in-law of Barbara Kisker (Jim, deceased); loving brother-in-law of Connie (Troy) Farrell and Graham (Renee) Kisker; dear uncle of Kayanna, Layla, Sophia, Riley, Sean, Quinn, Timothy, Emmanuel and Jeremiah; loyal friend to many. Mel was born March 30, 1970 in Sandusky, OH. He was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Sandusky. Following graduation, he began a 31-year career in the hospitality industry. Mel married the love of his life, Cheryl Kisker, on October 14, 2000 in Sandusky. He worked with AVI for 15 years and spent the last 13 years as the deeply loved head of food service at Gilmour Academy. In lieu flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in memory of Mel to Sandusky Central Catholic, 410 West Jefferson St., Sandusky OH 44870 or Gilmour Academy, 34001 Cedar Rd., Gates Mills, OH 44040. Funeral Mass Monday, June 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady Chapel at Gilmour Academy, 2045 SOM Center Rd., Gates Mills, OH 44040. Interment Private. The family will receive friends AT OUR LADY CHAPEL ON SUNDAY, JUNE 2 FROM 2 TO 6 P.M. Please sign Tribute Wall at: www.schultemahonmurphy.com
May 29, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Susan Sheehan, wife of Tom Sheehan, Class of 1955, mother of John McCaffrey, Class of 1979, sister of Ted Vaughan, Class of 1964, sister-in-law of the late William Sheehan, Class of 1954, and the late Jim Gibel, Class of 1959, grandmother of Michael M. McCaffrey, Class of 2013. Please keep the McCaffrey, Vaughan, Sheehan, and Gibel families in your prayers. SUSAN VAUGHAN SHEEHAN August 15, 1938 to May 26, 2019. Sue is survived by her loving husband, Thomas "Moose" Sheehan, and former Spouse, J. Francis McCaffrey, father of their children. She leaves behind her cherished children, John (Peggy), Mike (deceased) (Lisa), Mary Ann (T.J. Durr, deceased) and James (Yvonne, former spouse). She is preceded in death by her parents, T. Gordon Vaughan and Mary Collins Vaughan and four of her five siblings: Pat, Kathy, (Jim Gibel, deceased), Ted (Deceased) (Ginger) and James (deceased) (Jeanne, former spouse). Her dear sister Nancy survives. Ten beloved grandchildren blessed Sue's life and are named as they came into her life: Alex, Mike, JJ, Mary Katherine, Erin, Michael P., Kayla, Baron, Ramos and Thomas. A lifelong Catholic and registered Democrat, Sue was also a grateful friend of Bill W. After enjoying a long and diverse nursing career in hospitals and community settings, Sue was delighted to end her career working at the Coconuts tourist shop in Siesta Key, FL. Funeral Mass St. Colman Church, 2027 West 65th St., Cleveland, Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 am. Interment will be private at Lakewood Park Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT ST. COLMAN CHURCH SATURDAY MORNING PRIOR TO MASS from 9:00 am until time of Mass. In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to Friends of St. Colman, Inc., P.O. Box 602147, Cleveland, OH 44102 or Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH. 44192.
May 28, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Andrew Gerda, grandfather of Matthew Unger, Class of 2010, Jonathan Unger, Class of 2014, and Joseph Unger, Class of 2015. Please keep the Gerda and Unger families in your prayers. ANDREW E. GERDA age 87, Dearly beloved husband of Nellie (nee Rivers); loving father of Laura L. Unger (Frank) and Michael Gerda; dear grandfather of Matthew, Jonathan and Joseph Unger; brother of Frank Gerda (Arlene) and the following deceased: Michael Gerda, Mary Ratka (Arthur) and Ann Pavka (Andrew, surviving); uncle of many nieces and nephews. Andrew was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, Cleveland Council 733 and a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. Prayer Services Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at THE MALLCHOK FUNERAL HOME, 5660 RIDGE RD., PARMA, OH at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS AT THE FUNERAL HOME TUESDAY 4-8 P.M. www.cleveland.com/obits.
May 24, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Cynthia Loszack, sister of Mike Molek, Class of 1985. Please keep the Loszack and Molek families in your prayers. CYNTHIA LOSZACK (nee Molek), age 53, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Beloved wife of 24 years to Jerry. Loving mother of Michael, Joseph, and Melissa. Dear daughter of Michael (dec.) and Carol (nee Onacila) Molek. Dearest sister of Christine (Steve) Boden, and Michael (Susan, dec.) Molek. Cherished niece, cousin and aunt to many. Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 14865 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Hts., 44130, on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 9:30 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends in Tomon & Sons Funeral Home, 7327 Pearl Rd (S. of Bagley), Middleburg Hts., Friday, May 24, 2019, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.
May 24, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Lewis Bianchini, Class of 1974, brother of Steve, Class of 1975. Please keep the Bianchini family in your prayers. LEWIS V. BIANCHINI (1956 - 2019) age 63, beloved husband of Susan (nee Urban); father of Joseph and Michael; son of Paul and the late Vina (nee Prioletti); brother of Steve (Lynne), Angela Wasilewski (Vic) and Mary Ann; son-in-law of Judy Urban and the late Leonard Urban; beloved uncle, cousin, nephew and friend of many. Passed away May 20, 2019. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2-5 P.M. A Memorial Mass at the Church of St. Clarence will be scheduled at a later date.
May 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Emmelene Cupach, mother of Mark Cupach, Class of 1969, Scott L. Cupach, Class of 1985, and grandmother of Scott M. Cupach, Class of 2022. Please keep the Cupach family in your prayers. Emmelene Theadora Cupach (1930 - 2019) (nee Edelinsky) died on May 15. She was born on July 23, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to Peter and Esther (Erdei) Edelinsky (both dec). She was married for 59 years to Marko Cupach (dec) and is survived by sons Mark (Sharon) Cupach, Mitchell (Nancy) Cupach, Paul (Laura) Cupach, Matthew (Julie) Cupach, Keith (Mary) Cupach, Robert (Laura) Cupach and Scott (Eileen) Cupach and daughter Rebecca (Greg) Abramovich. She is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 15 Great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Elizabeth (Edward Piatak (both dec.), Priscilla (dec) (John) Bonkowski, Geraldine and Ralph Schaefer, (both dec), Catherine and Joseph Bachna (both dec), Marge (dec) (Robert) Karlak and brother David and Ruth (nee Ault) Edelinsky (both dec). Marko and Emmelene were lifetime residents of Cleveland until they moved to Olmsted Township. Emmelene worked as an office employee for several firms as she raised her eight children. She was an avid reader of mystery novels and was a regular face at the Eastman Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. Emmelene cherished time with her family, always cooking special "birthday dinners" with her favorite meals of Saurbraten, Pierogi and whatever her children requested. Emmelene took her faith seriously, never missing Sunday mass until she couldn't leave home. Her favorite activities included reading, having breakfast in the metroparks with her family, lamb roasts on July 4, family vacations to Big Twin Lake in Michigan and get away weekends with her beloved husband. Visitation is 2-6 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Sunset Chapel, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2019, at St. Mary of the Falls Church, 25615 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls. In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the libraries of Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township. www.dostalbokas.com
May 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dave Winterich, Class of 1971, brother of James, Class of 1965, and Mark, Class of 1972, also brother-in-law of Mike Kelly, Class of 1966. Please keep the Winterich and Kelly families in your prayers. DAVID J. WINTERICH age 66, loving husband of 45 years to Mary Beth (nee O'Malley); beloved father of David Scott Winterich, Annie Pope (Michael) and Megan Winterich; dear Papa of Kian and Anna Winterich and Ellie Pope; brother of James (Cheryl), Mary Jane Kelly (D. Michael), Susan Wait (Thomas), Mark, and Karen Carlin (Timothy); son of the late James and Joan (nee Young). Passed away, Sunday, May 12, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Dave was a US Army Veteran and worked for the City of Rocky River in the Service Department and served as Service Commissioner for 25 years. Funeral Mass, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) Saturday, May 25th at 10:00 AM. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends may call at McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia) FRIDAY, May 24th from 3-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015-9959.
May 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Wells, Class of 1965, brother of the late William Wells, Class of 1959. Please keep the Wells' family in your prayers. JOHN VERNON WELLS (1947 - 2019) "Johnny," passed away peacefully at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, Ohio on May 15, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. He was born May 12, 1947 to Vernon and Lois (Terrell) Wells. Johnny attended St Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio and St. Edward's University in Austin, TX on both academic and athletic scholarships. During both high school and college, he set many basketball records and was installed into the Sports Hall of Fame at both Alma Maters. Johnny was always surrounded by his loving family and friends and could often be found boating and fishing on Lake Erie or just hanging out at the family cottage in Vermilion, Ohio. He is survived by his sisters, Margaret Stenzel (Jeffrey) and Karen Morris (Edward) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: William Wells (Carol Irvine, living), Sally Mahoney (Richard, deceased) and Mary Lou Kendall (Owen, living). The family would like to extend their gratitude to all the staff at the Ames Family Hospice House. In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made in Johnny's memory to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110. A funeral will be held to celebrate the life of Johnny at St Mark Catholic Church located at 15800 Montrose Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44111 on Saturday June 15, 2019 at 10 a.m.
May 10, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ron DeHart, Class of 1990. Please keep the DeHart family in your prayers. Ronald Lee DeHart, Jr., 47, of Wellington, died May 6, 2019 at Inn of Medina Hospice. He was born November 15, 1971 in Willoughby, Ohio and was a 1990 graduate of St. Edward High School. For almost 20 years, he was employed as a tow truck driver for Kufner Towing in Cleveland. Ron's interests included camping and spending time with family and friends. Ron is survived by his wife, Vickie L. (nee Jarrett); children, Austin, Grace and Anastasia Struhar, Katerina and Ronald L. De Hart, III, and Jacob Persinger; grandson, Colton; mother, Mary (Tino) Esquivel; sisters, Doreen (Steve) Solomon and Cheryl (Dan) Linden; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Lee DeHart. Friends will be received Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH. For online condolences, visit www.dickenfuneralhome.com.
May 9, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Sally Mahoney, sister of John Wells, Class of 1965, and the late Bill Wells, Class of 1959. Please keep the Mahoney and Wells' families in your prayers. SALLY MAHONEY (1942 - 2019) (nee Wells), 76, of Parma; beloved wife of the late Richard Mahoney who passed away in March 2016; loving mother of Patricia Miller (Eric), Maureen Konet, Kelly Mahoney, Colleen Mahoney, Kathleen Wills (Keith), and Jackie Valle (Joe); dear grandmother of Richard Konet (Rachael), Kaitlyn Konet, Stephen Miller, Wyatt Wills (Zachary Watson), Luke Wills, Hanna Wills, Riley Wills, and Mason Wills; daughter of the late Vernon and Lois (nee Terrell) Wells; cherished sister of John Wells, Margaret Stenzel (Jeff), Karen Morris (Ed), the late William Wells (Carol, living), and the late Mary Lou Kendall (Owen, living). Sally was a proud graduate and supporter of Magnificat High School. She passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Memorial contributions may be forward to Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland, 7911 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 or visit www.ccdocle.org. The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA, FROM 4-9 P.M. FRIDAY, MAY 10. Prayer service at the funeral home on Saturday, May 11 at 10:45 A.M. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. at Holy Family Church, 7367 York Rd., Parma. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. 440-842-7800.
May 8, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Floyd Ladd, Class of 1954, brother of the late Roger, Class of 1959. Please keep the Ladd family in your prayers. Floyd "Skip" William Ladd, 83 of Prospect, KY went to be with his Lord on April 28, 2019 at Springhurst Pines Senior Living Campus in Louisville, KY. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cleveland, OH to Floyd and Genevieve Ladd, Floyd grew up in Cleveland, a proud graduate of St. Edward's High School and went on to earn his Engineering degree from the University of Detroit. Upon graduation he joined General Electric's Management Training Program which led to a 35-year career in various GE business divisions in Cleveland, Boston, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Louisville. Floyd was an active parishioner at St. Albert The Great Catholic parish in Louisville where he faithfully served many roles including Lector, Eucharistic Minister and building Campaign Director. Floyd's passions in life were his family, faith and friends. A good athlete, he played AA baseball, loved coaching little league, golfing, family trips and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He always looked forward to hosting his brother Roger and friends on Derby weekends. A natural socializer, Floyd was always ready to greet you with a handshake, warm smile and good conversation. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Genevieve Ladd and brother Roger Ladd of Cleveland, OH. He is survived by his beloved wife Sally (Neal) of Garfield Heights, OH and loving children Greg (Claudia) of Goshen, KY, Robert (Mary Beth) of Delafield, WI, and Susan Ladd of Louisville, KY. Further survived by his sister Dorothy Santa Maria of Waxhaw, NC and his beloved grandchildren; Cara, Brian (Gracie Worthen), Erin and Nora of Delafield, WI and Erik Ladd of Goshen, KY, as well as his niece, Denise Manak, nephews David Ladd, David Neal and Michael Santa Maria. We cherish the memories and will honor his spirit forever. Rest in peace Dad, you're in our hearts and prayers. A visitation will be held at St. Albert the Great parish, 1395 Girard Drive, Louisville, KY 40222 on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11am - 1pm with a funeral Mass immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org or Alzheimer's research at www.alz.org/research. Ratterman Funeral Home East Louisville is in charge of arrangements.
May 7, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jim Ruddy, Class of 1973, brother-in-law of AJ Lenarth, Class of 1986. Please keep the Ruddy and Lenarth families in your prayers. JAMES T. RUDDY, age 63, beloved brother of Joyce, Bridget Lenarth (AJ), Dennis(Julie), and Patty Majercak (Michael); dearest son of the late James and Joyce (nee Berry); loving uncle of Nora(Taylor), Michael, Colleen, Matthew, Rachel, Mary, Kelly, Ryan, Kevin, Moira and the late infant James; nephew, and cousin to many. Passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 4th, 2019, surrounded by family. Funeral Mass St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village) Thursday, May 9th at 10:30am. (Please meet at church.) Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Family suggests memorial contributions to The Poor Clare Nuns, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111.
May 3, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Bobak, Class of 1960, brother of Paul, Class of 1963, Stephen, Class of 1965, and Jim, Class of 1967. Please keep the Bobak family in your prayers. John Joseph Bobak (1941 - 2019), currently of Post Falls, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2019 at Schneidmiller House of the Hospice of North Idaho, in Coeur d'Alene, Id. John was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 24, 1941, to John M. and Pauline I. (nee Kmets) Bobak. John is survived by his five siblings: Mary (Sister Mary John Paul) Bobak, Paul Bobak, Stephen Bobak, James Bobak, and Monica Howe. He is also survived by several sibling significant others, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. There will no local service. John's remains will be transferred back to be closer to his home. John graduated from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio. He entered the Seminary after graduation and studied for the Brotherhood of Holy Cross, spending some time at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. After 7 years, John left Seminary life and pursued numerous secular career paths related to construction, carpentry, real estate, and transportation industries. He has run his own carpentry services company and real estate inspection services company. John was also a spiritual seeker. He attended, and was a member of, various organized and informal religious organizations and beliefs. One of these included the Unity Spiritual Center of North Idaho, where he once sang in the choir. He believed in the power of positiveness, in the achievement of world peace, and in helping everyone he met. His always pleasant and kind demeanor touched and positively influenced many who came in contact with him. He spent time traveling throughout Europe, early in his life, and later in Asia. He had an appreciation and open respect for all cultures and beliefs. He had broad mundane and intellectual interests, and he loved to converse with anyone on any topic. John was a lover of nature. He hiked, canoed and camped with his siblings on Northwestern Michigan rivers, cross-country skied the Birkebeiner in Wisconsin, and backpacked in Colorado and Pennsylvania. He was also a lover of the great National Parks of the U.S. The family asks that memorials and donations be made to the Schneidmiller Hospice House, 2290 W. Prairie, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815. https://www.hospiceofnorthidaho.org/schneidmiller-house/ Yates Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements. Please visit John's online memorial at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com and sign his guest book.
May 1, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Marjorie Quigley, mother of Tim, Class of 1967. Please keep the Quigley family in your prayers. MARJORIE C. QUIGLEY (1921 - 2019) (nee Wentz), age 98. Loving wife of the late Cletus; mother of Roberta Kelley (John, deceased); Judith Gabel (deceased), Charmaine Aerni (deceased), Marilyn Baeppler (Greg), and Timothy (Cheryl); grandmother of 19; great-grandmother of 35; sister of the late Irene Haberek and Lewis, Gilbert and Earl Wentz; sister-in-law of Eleanore Ettinger (Robert, deceased) and the late Thomas Quiqley (Leora); aunt and great-aunt of many. Passed away April 29, 2019. Funeral Mass Monday, May 6, St. Mary of the Woods Chapel (35755 Detroit Rd., Avon) at 11 A.M. where friends may call ONE HOUR PRIOR TO MASS. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED (216) 251-6566.
May 1, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Harry Wolk, Jr., father of Brian, Class of 1990. Please keep the Wolk family in your prayers. HARRY E. WOLK Jr. passed away peacefully at home. Loving husband of Katherine (nee Campbell) and the late Mary (nee O'Heren); father of Kathleen Pesicka (Dave) and Brian Wolk; grandfather of Grace, Isaac, Emma and Zack. Harry was an avid classic car enthusiast "Packard Man" and a gifted photographer. He loved to travel and collect sand, to eat well and often. Graveside Services Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Bet Olam Cemetery. FRIENDS RECEIVED AT THE BERRY- McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.) WESTLAKE FROM 12 NOON UNTIL 4 P.M. TUESDAY APRIL 30, 2019.
Apr 30, 2019 Revision is highlighted in red below. Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dorothy Coury, mother of John, Class of 1974, and Tim, Class of 1976, grandmother of Dave Knab, Class of 2005, and Kellen Welch, Class of 2007. Also, mother-in-law of Tim Welch, Class of 1977. Please keep the Coury, Knab and Welch families in your prayers. DOROTHY ANN COURY (nee Kanan), age 84; beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of John (Becky), Timothy, Julie Cassidy and Dottie Welch (Tim); dearest grandmother of 17; great-grandmother of 24; daughter of the late Rashid and Yesmein Kanan. Dorothy was the youngest of 11 and is survived by her sisters Zina, Margaret and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to The American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr. Ste. 900, Arlington, VA, 22202. www.diabetes.org. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 2640 Stoney Rd., Avon, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Community Center at Ripepi Funeral Home.
Apr 30, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dorothy Coury, mother of John, Class of 1974, and Tim, Class of 1976, grandmother of Dave Knab, Class of 2005, and Kellen Welch, Class of 2007. Please keep the Coury, Knab and Welch families in your prayers. DOROTHY ANN COURY (nee Kanan), age 84; beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of John (Becky), Timothy, Julie Cassidy and Dottie Welch (Tim); dearest grandmother of 17; great-grandmother of 24; daughter of the late Rashid and Yesmein Kanan. Dorothy was the youngest of 11 and is survived by her sisters Zina, Margaret and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to The American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr. Ste. 900, Arlington, VA, 22202. www.diabetes.org. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 2640 Stoney Rd., Avon, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Community Center at Ripepi Funeral Home.
Apr 30, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joyce Corrigan, mother of John, Class of 1973. Please keep the Corrigan family in your prayers. JOYCE C. CORRIGAN (nee Chafer) (1928 - 2019) age 90. Beloved wife of the late Jack; mother of Karen and John (Diane); grandmother of Colleen Johngrass (Rick), Patrick (Kelly) and Brendan; great-grandmother of Beatrice. Passed away April 27, 2019. Funeral Mass Saturday, May 4, St. Ladislas Church (2345 Bassett Rd.) at 10:00 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS FRIDAY 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Martin De Porres High School, 6202 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, 44103.
Apr 26, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Jo Barrett, mother of Tim Barrett '66, Terry Barrett '67 and Dennis Barrett '75 (deceased). Grandmother of Dave Cody '83 and great grandmother of Danny Cody '15. Please keep the Barrett and Cody families in your prayers. Mary Jo Barrett (nee Litzinger), Age 97. Passed away April 24, 2019. Beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Barrett. Dear mother of Mary Anne Cody (Lawrence deceased), Timothy (Janet), Terry (Rachel), Susanne Barrett Kazmer (deceased) (Kenneth deceased), and Dennis (deceased). Sister of Margaret Barabas, and the following deceased; Barbara Lasso, Therese Gordon, and Monica Davis. Loving grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 17. Sister-in-law of Juanita Barrett. Funeral Mass Transfiguration Church 12608 Madison Ave Tuesday April 30, at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call in THE MCGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. MONDAY 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions be made to O'Neill Healthcare Tribute Gifts, 38642 Center Ridge Rd. North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Apr 26, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Jo Barrett, mother of Tim Barrett '66, Terry Barrett '67 and Dennis Barrett '75 (deceased). Grandmother of Dave Cody '83 and great grandmother of Danny Cody '15. Please keep the Barrett and Cody families in your prayers. Mary Jo Barrett (nee Litzinger), Age 97. Passed away April 24, 2019. Beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Barrett. Dear mother of Mary Anne Cody (Lawrence deceased), Timothy (Janet), Terry (Rachel), Susanne Barrett Kazmer (deceased) (Kenneth deceased), and Dennis (deceased). Sister of Margaret Barabas, and the following deceased; Barbara Lasso, Therese Gordon, and Monica Davis. Loving grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 17. Sister-in-law of Juanita Barrett. Funeral Mass Transfiguration Church 12608 Madison Ave Tuesday April 30, at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call in THE MCGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. MONDAY 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions be made to O'Neill Healthcare Tribute Gifts, 38642 Center Ridge Rd. North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Apr 26, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patricia Kassay, wife of John Kassay '68, brother of Paul Isabella '63 (deceased), Joe Isabella '68 (deceased), Michael Isabella '76, and Terrence Isabella '78, aunt of Tim Isabella '88 and Maureen Ashdown (wife of Todd Ashdown '88) and great aunt of Ryan Ashdown '16. Please keep the Kassay and Isabella families in your prayers. PATRICIA A. "PAT" KASSAY (nee Isabella), age 67, loving wife of 48 years to John J.; beloved mother of Jennifer Phelps (Mark), John M. (Brigette), Joe (Nicole) and Jessica Austin (Matt); Dear Nana of Michael, Mason, Cara, Jase and Riley; Kaylee; Isabella and Sofia; dear sister of Larry (deceased) (Pat), Joe (deceased), Mick (Ronnie) and Terry (Nancy) Isabella; aunt and great aunt of many; daughter of the late Callista (nee Caldwell) and Paul Isabella. Passed away April 24, 2019. Funeral Mass Holy Spirit Church, (410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake, OH.) Monday April 29th at 10:30 am. Interment Private. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) SUNDAY from 1 - 4 pm. and at CHURCH MONDAY PRIOR TO MASS from 9 - 10:15 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the St. Kizito Foundation, 25187 Chase Dr., North Olmsted, OH. 44070.
Apr 23, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Michael S. Kocur, class of 1988. Please keep the Kocur family in your prayers. Michael Kocur, age 49. Beloved husband of Ann Zubricky-Kocur and loving father of Matt; cherished son of Gilbert (Mary Jayne) and the late Kathleen (nee Breitsch); treasured brother of Brenda Kocur and Lisa Cruz; special uncle of Logan and Conner; dear son-in-law of Dave Zubricky and Joan Devine; and dear nephew, cousin and friend to many. Mike was the most amazing, loving and devoted husband and father. His love for his wife and son was flawless and his commitment to them impeccable. Mike loved his sports, especially baseball. He could talk sports with anyone no matter where he was. Mike coached many kids over the years and it came full circle when he coached with his son. He was also a football and basketball referee. Passed away April 19, 2019. Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12 Noon in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, where friends may call FRIDAY 3-8 P.M. Mike's family would like to thank everyone who prayed, sent positive thoughts, etc. over the past seven months. They felt they were given more time with him that many said they would not have, and this gave them time to exchange "I love you," and hold him and see his son, Matt, graduate. In honor of Mike, his family requests you consider visiting the sick, elderly and their caregivers. www.chambersfuneral.com Published in The Plain Dealer on Apr. 24, 2019
Apr 23, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dr. Frank Bruening '61, brother of David '57 and Tom '58. Please keep the Bruening family in your prayers. Dr. Frank R. Bruening, 76, of Marblehead, OH and formerly of Toledo passed away April 20, 2019 at Commons of Providence, Sandusky, OH. He was born March 2, 1943 in Cleveland, OH the son of Frank A. and Mary M. (Dunlap) Bruening. He married Harriet "Halle" Drake on August 1, 1970 and she survives. A veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard he graduated from John Carroll University in 1965 and The Ohio State University, College of Medicine in 1969. He was an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Toledo Clinic retiring in 2003. Surviving are his wife: Harriet "Halle"; sons: Andrew (Paige) Bruening of Columbus, OH, Nathaniel Bruening of Denver, CO, Alexander Bruening of Winchester, VA; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Ian, Charlotte and Natalie; brother: Thomas Bruening of Austin, TX; sister: Mary Beth (Bion) St. Bernard of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Benjamin Bruening, and brother David Bruening. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Friday, April 26, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 Barclay St. Marblehead, OH where visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be given to Heartland Hospice, 907 W. State St. Suite A, Fremont, OH 43420 or St. Joseph Catholic Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.neideckerleveckerosser.com . Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Apr 23, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Richard M. Tabar, father of Timothy A. Tabar '80 and Franz R. Tabar '83, uncle of Myron Klimkowicz '66, Jonathan D. Tabar '99 William C. Tabar '01 Andrew J. Tabar '05, grandfather of Nicholas A. Tabar '12 and Joseph R. Tabar '17, and cousin of Gary '88. Please keep the Tabar and Klimkowicz families in your prayers. RICHARD M. TABAR 83, of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband of Patricia (nee Beckett); cherished father of Timothy, Franz (Nancy), Heidi (Dale) Looby, devoted grandfather of Patrick, Jacob (Keegan), Hannah (Marc), Nicholas, Richard, Emily, Audrey, and Joseph; great grandfather of Penelope. Visitation Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 4PM - 8PM in the Sunset Chapel, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070. Funeral service Wednesday, April 24 at 10 AM at St. Adalbert Church, 66 Adalbert St., Berea, OH 44017. Interment immediately following in Sunset Memorial Park. www.dostalbokas.com Published in The Plain Dealer on Apr. 21, 2019
Apr 16, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Eddie Ewing, grandfather of Michael May, Jr., Class of 2016. Please keep the Ewing and May families in your prayers. Eddie Ewing, age 87, of Columbus, passed away April 13, 2019. U.S. Navy Veteran. Graduate of Columbus South High School, Class of 1949. Longtime active volunteer at St. Francis DeSales High School. Lifelong member of the Harmello Quintette. Preceded in death by wife, Sheila Ewing of 53 years of marriage; parents Edgar and Frances Ewing; brother, Eugene "Red" Ewing. Survived by daughters, Shari (Michael) May and Shelli (Sean) Sloan; son, Bo (Missy) Ewing; grandchildren, Maggie (Steven) Greene, Casey McGovern, Meghan (Colton Meerschaert) McGovern, Ellie Sloan, Sean Patrick Sloan, Alex (Tyler) Mason, Bo Ewing, Luke Ewing, Michael May, and Caleigh May; great-grandchildren, Hudson, Liah, Reese Greene, and Lilly Lew Mason; siblings, Herbert Ewing and Betty Murray. Family will receive friends, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, beginning at 4 p.m. until time of prayer service at 6:45 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio. To sign and view Eddie's online guest book please visit www.graumlichfuneralhome.com.
Apr 10, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Barbara Moran, mother-in-law of Mike F. O'Neil, Class of 1985, and grandmother of Michael P. O'Neil, Class of 2018. Please keep the Moran and O'Neil families in your prayers. BARBARA E. MORAN (1938 - 2019) (nee Masterson) age 80. Beloved wife of 60 years to Gerald "Jerry"; mother of Gerald M. (Laura), Michael J., Christine Searson (Robert), Brian J. (Wendy) and Colleen O'Neil (Mike); grandmother of 14; great-grandmother of one; sister of Bryan, Kevin M.D. and the late Martin D.D.S., Patsy Whalen, Mary Chonko and Patrick; aunt and friend of many. Barbara became a nurse later in life and graduated first in her class from nursing school. Passed away April 8, 2019. Funeral Mass Thursday, April 11, St. Julie Billiart Church (5500 Lear Nagel Rd.) at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS WEDNESDAY 2-4 & 6-8 PM.
Apr 9, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Phyllis O'Boyle, mother of Bryan, Class of 1977, and Dan, Class of 1979, grandmother of Mike O'Boyle, Class of 2008. Please keep the O'Boyle family in your prayers. PHYLLIS O'BOYLE (1933 - 2019) (nee Kelley), age 85. Loving mother of Kevin (Carol), Sheila Reid (Michael Pontius), Bryan and Dan (Julie); grandmother of Katie Mielcarek (Jim), Dan (Julie), Sean, Kaitlin, Michael (Heather), Megan Lyons (Chris), Eric (Taylor), Tanner, and Lisa Reid; great-grandmother of Anna, Owen and Elys; sister of Pat Katai and Ray Kelley; beloved aunt and friend of many. Devout Catholic, avid Browns fan and active in many organizations. Passed away April 7, 2019. Memorial Mass Thursday, April 11, St. Basil the Great Church (8700 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville) at 11 A.M. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, WEDNESDAY 4-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Apr 8, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is information on the passing of Ron Harpst, father of John Harpst, Class of 1985. Please keep the Harpst family in your prayers. On Saturday April 6th we will be celebrating the life of Ron Harpst. Please join us at the Incarnate Word Convent Chapel 6618 Pearl Rd. Parma Heights, OH 44130 at 1:00 pm. Ronald J Harpst passed away at the age of 86 on March 29, 2019. He was loved and will be missed by all that knew him. If family and friends desire, contributions may be sent to: The Sisters of Incarnate Word 6618 Pearl Rd. Parma Hts. OH 44130.
Apr 3, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of June Adler, mother of the late Paul C. Adler, Class of 1984, sister of Robert Bennett, Class of 1953, and mother-in-law of Ed Knoll, Class of 1973. Please keep the Adler, Bennett, and Knoll families in your prayers. JUNE E. ADLER (1933 - 2019) (nee Bennett), age 85. Beloved wife of the late William J.; dearest mother of Donna Knoll (Edward), William J. Jr. (Liz), Peggy Sellers (Jerry), Nancy Kearns (Paul), Jeanne Barilla (Mark), Mary Adler-Kozak (Curt), Ann Creevy (Steve), Fran (Roselle), Dan (Dena), Chris (Sarah) and Paul C. (deceased) (Maribeth); loving grandmother of 36; great-grandmother of 7; sister of William Bennett (Alice) (both deceased), Gertrude Lichtenberg (Albert) (both deceased), Jack Bennett (Rose) (both deceased), Jeanne Merner (Richard) (both deceased), Alan Bennett (deceased) (Olga), George Bennett (deceased), Joan Pavlik (Peter, deceased) and Robert Bennett (Doris). Forty-year member of her beloved "God Squad." Passed away April 1, 2019. Funeral Mass Friday, April 5, St. Mark Church (15700 Montrose Ave.), at 10 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., THURSDAY 2-7 P.M. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of the Western Reserve for the exceptional care provided to June and her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Apr 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Anne McIlwee, grandmother of Martin Walsh-Conrad, Class of 2022. Please keep the McIlwee and Walsh-Conrad families in your prayers. MARY ANNE MCILWEE (1936 - 2019) (nee Skelly), age 83. Beloved wife of 58 years to James; loving mother of Patrick (Lisa), Theresa Faitz (John), Maureen Collins (Scott), Eileen and Katie Montoya (John); grandmother of Jillian, Elizabeth, Margaret, Josie, Martin, Sean, Liam, Caroline, Ella, Ryan and Aleah; great-grandmother of Andrew, Juliann, Michael and James; sister of the late George Skelly, John Skelly, Margaret Hanes and Pauline Suarez; aunt and great aunt of many. Passed away March 29, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass Wednesday April 3, St. Mark Church (15700 Montrose Ave.) at 10:30 AM. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, TUESDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to Little Brothers and Sisters of the Eucharist, c/o Fr. James O'Donnell, 3675 W. 160th St., Cleveland, OH 44111.
Apr 1, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Tom O'Boyle, Class of 1953, brother of Ed, Class of 1965. Please keep the O'Boyle family in your prayers. THOMAS J. BOYLE (1934 - 2019) age 84, passed peacefully on March 16, 2019 while surrounded by family. Loving Father of Greg (Mindy), Jeffrey (Andrea), Mary Jane and Amy Boyle; beloved grandfather of Tom, Jacqueline, Taylor, Joseph, Caitlyn and Michael Boyle; son of the late Mary and Daniel Boyle; cherished brother of Daniel (Adeline) and Ed (Nancy); uncle, cousin and friend to many. Proud member of the first graduating class of St. Edward H.S. Class of 1953. Remembered as a gifted athlete, Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and entrepreneur in the food business. Avid Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavaliers fan. Funeral Mass Thursday, April 4, 2019, St. Richard Church (26855 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted) at 10 A.M. www.chambersfuneral.com
Mar 28, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Elsa Marie Pavlik, wife of Tom Pavlik, Class of 1959, and sister-in-law of Bill Pavlik, Class of 1966. Please keep the Pavlik family in your prayers. ELSA MARIE PAVLIK (1943 - 2019) (nee Felgemacher) born April 6, 1943, passed away March 26, 2019, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Thomas C. Pavlik, her son, Thomas C. Pavlik, Jr. (Sarah), her sister Olga Marin (Craig), sister-in-law Marilyn Ruddy (Ray), brother-in-law Bill Pavlik (Suellen), nieces and nephews, Gabriel Marin, Raymond Ruddy, Kevin Ruddy (Christine), Carolyn Malloy (Tim), Kara Kelly (Jason), Mia Koch (Doug) and Ben Pavlik (Kristen), and several great-nieces and nephews. Elsa was born in Cleveland to Heinrich and Olga Felgemacher, who preceded her in death. Elsa's life mission outside of her husband and son included enhancing the lives of others through her volunteer work and support of Catholic Charities, Christ Child Society, DePaul Home, St. Christopher Parish, St. Ignatius High School (where she was a member of the Board of Trustees), St. Edward High School, St. Augustine Academy, Sacred Arts of the Diocese of Cleveland, The Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Clague Playhouse, and more. She was a friend, supporter and inspiration to many. Funeral Mass on Saturday, March 30 at 11:00am, at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Road, Rocky River, 44116; entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE McGORRAY-HANNA Funeral Home of WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Road, Friday, March 29, from 4-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Christopher Church, St. Ignatius High School, St. Edward High School or Catholic Charities. McGorray-Hanna Funeral Homes 25620 Center Ridge Rd Westlake, OH 44145 (440) 899-5356 St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here
Mar 27, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Milena Bidinost, sister of Mauro Bidinost, Class of 1972. Please keep the Bidinost family in your prayers. MILENA O. BIDINOST age 54. Dearest daughter of Lodi and Ivana (deceased) (nee Vaccher). Cherished sister of Mauro. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Rocco Church, 3205 Fulton Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44109. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday March 28, 2019 St. Rocco Church at 10:00AM. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends WEDNESDAY 5 - 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).
Mar 27, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joe Turk, Class of 1967, brother of Greg, Class of 1973. Please keep the Turk and Flint families in your prayers. Joseph Malcolm Turk (1949 - 2019) age 69, of Manchester, Michigan, died Saturday, March 9, after a two-and-a-half year battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. He was born September 7, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Joseph Micheal and Beatrice Ellen (Nordengren) Turk. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Flint, four sons; Justin (Julie) Turk, Kevin Turk, Eric (Angie) Flint, and Jason (Kira) Flint; and six grandchildren, Emerson and Hudson Turk, Chase, Isaac, Serenity and Savanah Flint. He is also survived by two brothers, Gregory (Sandi) Turk and Michael (Linda) Turk, brother-in laws Richard (Nicki) Kennedy and Randall (Karen) Bennett, and several nieces and nephews. Joe was a graduate of St. Edwards High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his degree in electrical engineering from University of Detroit, and his MBA at Eastern Michigan. He worked at Ford Motor Company in Milan as the plant engineering manager, and then coaching lean manufacturing with Visteon, retiring in 2008. In addition to his love for his family, Joe greatly enjoyed photography and ballroom dancing. His true passion was teaching and helping others. He loved being part of the mission team with Sharon United Methodist Church making six trips to work with the people of Mizak, Haiti, teaching a group of Haitians electrical theory, and he was integral in designing and then maintaining their solar and electrical systems. He also served on the board of directors for (HAPI) Haitian Artisans for Peace International. Joe was involved in many community service projects over the years, including serving on the Manchester Community Schools Board of Education from 1989 through 1998 and was an original supporter of the Manchester Community Schools Foundation. In addition to his work in Haiti, he truly enjoyed volunteering as a member of the "Thursday" building crew for Jackson Habitat for Humanity. The Funeral Service will be Friday, March 15, 2019 from the Sharon United Methodist Church, Manchester, MI at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Pete Harris and Fr. William Rowland officiating. Burial will follow the service at Rowes Corner Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Staffan Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, MI on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to Sharon United Methodist Church.
Mar 25, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gary Kleinhenz, Class of 1965, father of Ken, Class of 1994, and brother of William, Class of 1962. Please keep the Kleinhenz family in your prayers. Gary A. Kleinhenz age 71, passed away peacefully March 23, 2019. Beloved partner in life for a wonderful 53 years to Doris (nee Carlson); dearest father of Brian (Barbara), Kimberly Smith, Kenneth (Jennifer) and Julie Huber (Kurt); loving grandfather of Taylor and Courtney Kleinhenz, Daniel and Jeremy Smith, Aaron, Daniel and Will Kleinhenz and T.J., Andrew and Braden Huber; loving great-grandfather of Liam and Grayson Smith; brother of William (Linda) and Kevin; preceded in death by his parents William and Irene. Gary fought a long and arduous battle against a very rare form of cancer, along with an amazing team of specialists at the Cleveland Clinic and the NIH in Bethesda, MD. We are very indebted to so many of them as well as family and friends who fought the battle alongside Gary. At age 22, Gary joined his Father in the Jewelry business, Kleinhenz Jewelers, serving as owner and President for 35 years until transitioning the business to the Third Generation in 2017. His most significant reward was to proudly state he served three generations of families with the special gifts celebrating their most significant moments in life. Gary's passion from age seven was playing golf. He was a Club Champion of Avon Oaks CC in 1995 and various tournaments at Lakewood CC, but mostly simply enjoyed a round with his wife Doris or some friends. Funeral Mass Friday March 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd. Private interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Memorial donations in Gary's memory to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, The Gathering Place West, 25425 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145 or Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Rd , Cleveland, OH 44106. FRIENDS RECEIVED AT THE BERRY-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.) WESTLAKE FROM 1-3 AND 5-8 P.M THURSDAY. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Mar 25, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ken Jackman '71, father of Steve, Class of 1999, brother of Greg, Class of 1979, and brother-in-law of Tom Murphy, Class of 1973. Please keep the Jackman and Murphy families in your prayers. KENNETH W. JACKMAN (1953 - 2019) 65, of Avon Lake, beloved husband of Catherine (nee Coyne); loving father of Stephen (Andrea) and Laura Jackman; devoted grandfather of Dominic and William; dear brother of Connie Foster, Leslie Meilinger (John), Michelle Weigel (Don), Chris, Barb Martin, Greg and Mary Beth DePasquale. Passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, March 22, 2019. Ken was the owner of NAPA Auto Parts in Avon Lake for 20 years. He enjoyed bow hunting, golf and spending time with his grandsons. He will be deeply missed by his loving family. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Edward High School Scholarship Program, 13500 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, Oh. 44107. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March27, 11:00am at Holy Spirit Church, 410 Lear Rd. Avon Lake, 44102. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd. Avon Lake, 44012, from 4-8:00pm, on Tuesday. www.buschcares.com, 440-933-3202. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here. Busch Funeral and Crematory Services 163 Avon Belden Road Avon Lake, OH 44012
Mar 21, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Carl Lachendro, Class of 1960, grandfather of Michael Lachendro, Class of 2009. Please keep the Lachendro family in your prayers. CARL J. LACHENDRO beloved husband of Susan (nee Kisvardai). Dear father of Mark (Christine), John (Lisa), Beth (Tom) Johnson, Jim and Linda (Eric) Rath. Cherished Grandfather of 5. Funeral Services will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday March 30, 2019 at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, OH, where the family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:AM until time of Service at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice. On line condolences can be shared on www.corrigancraciun.com.
Mar 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gary Suhajcik, Class of 1977, brother of Stephen, Class of 1971, and Mark, Class of 1976. Please keep the Suhajcik family in your prayers. Gary Stephen Suhajcik, 59, of Boynton Beach, Florida passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11am - noon on Thursday, March 21 at Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton, Florida where a Celebration of Life Service will begin promptly at noon.
Mar 20, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Sweo, Class of 1964. Please keep the Sweo family in your prayers. JOHN SWEO, age 72, beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Mangan); father of Mary Patricia (deceased) and Thomas B.; son of the late Flora (nee Roberts) and Benjamin; brother of Sue Ellen Good and the late Patricia Ann Benjamin and Joan Bacso; uncle and cousin of many. Passed away March 18, 2019. Mr. Sweo was a proud graduate of St. Edward High School Class of 1964 and was a member of the St. Mary of the Falls Knights of Columbus Council #14416 and a member of the Mercedarian Third Order at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. He was a proud supporter of the Lake Erie Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Funeral Mass Saturday, March 23, St. Mary of the Falls Church (25615 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls) at 10 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, FRIDAY 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family would be sincerely appreciated.
Mar 18, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Louise Joyce-Smith, wife of George C. Smith III, Class of 1958. Please keep the Joyce and Smith families in your prayers. Mary Louise Joyce-Smith, 87, passed into the Glory of God on March 14, 2019, at University Hospital in Cleveland, after a short illness. She was born October 1, 1931 to Isadore and Kathleen (Fox) McNulty in Windber, Pennsylvania, the second youngest of 6 children. A coal miner's daughter, she lived through the depression and the hard times of World War II before marrying James Joyce on September 15, 1951. They raised three children, moving to Cleveland in 1954 and then Brook Park in 1956. Mr. Joyce passed away on June 14, 1993. On August 30, 1997 Mary married George C. Smith and he survives. Mary and George lived together in Aurora. Mary dreamed all her life of becoming a nurse and in 1971, graduated from Cuyahoga Community College, at the same time her oldest daughter graduated from high school. She worked for many years as a registered nurse at St. Vincent Charity Hospital. She kept up her registration for many years after her retirement. After she married George, a Certified Public Accountant, she learned about accounting and became an active part of that business, at a time when many retirees were relaxing on the couch. Mary was a devout Roman Catholic all her life, finding grace, peace and salvation in that faith. She passed the love of Jesus Christ to her children. Mary's interests were varied and numerous and she remained active and independent right up to the day of her illness. She loved gardening and flowers, was an accomplished seamstress, loved computer games, eating out and travel. Sedona, Arizona was among her favorite places in the world. She and George traveled there 22 times. Mary and George had an active and happy social life together and are known not just in the Cleveland area, but throughout the United States. Mary was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been pre-deceased by her parents, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her beloved husband George C. Smith III, daughters Michaelene (Brian) Hanrahan and Catherine (Richard) Herrlich, son James J. (Irene Jannsohn) Joyce Jr., grandchildren Curtis (Hanae Bendali) Bratton, Rachel Bratton Pearson, Erik Joyce, Evan Joyce and Elena Joyce, great-grandchildren Nolan and Kenzie Bratton, step-daughters Deborah A.(fiance George Glassmeyer) Smith, Diana (Les) Rau and Theresa (Chet) Inman, step-grandchildren Steven (Shelby) Rau, Teshira Rau, Mariana Charm Rau, and Jennifer Inman and step-great grandchildren Channing and Camden Rau and Olive. Also survived by brother-in-law Robert Helman, sisters-in law Patricia Benko and Sandra (Michael) Tallyen and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Visitation for family and friends will be at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, OH 44126, 440-331-0500, Monday March 18,2019 6PM-8PM, Tuesday March 19,2019 4PM-7PM , Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:30 AM at St. Malachi's Church, 2459 Washington Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113. Internment will be afterward in Holy Cross Cemetery, 14609 Brookpark Rd, Brook Park, OH 44142 . In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made directly to St. Edward's High School, where a scholarship fund will be set up in the name of Mary Joyce-Smith. St. Edward's High School, 13500 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, 216-221-3776 St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Mar 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rosemary Miller, mother of Jeff, Class of 1969, Pete, Class of 1979, and the late Stephen, Class of 1966. Please keep the Miller family in your prayers. Rosemary Ryan Miller passed away in her sleep, a blessedly quiet exit earned after a long, full and sometimes trying life. She was 92, and in declining health, had resided at Hillside Nursing & Rehab of Wake Forest, NC since 2013. What she packed into those years when she could still drive! Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a Cleveland West-side Irish Catholic force of nature. Rosemary gave her days and her heart to the people she loved and principles that guided her life. With her children mostly grown and husband retired, she became a late-in-life career woman and college student, dedicated community volunteer and Associate to the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. Wherever she lived, she attended mass most days. She craved dignity and approval, relished a good laugh, had a flair for martyrdom and often referred to herself as "God's Clown." She lived her faith with warmth and humor. Hokey jokes, pots of homemade soup, fresh-baked pies and crocheted baby blankets, these were her sacred offerings to celebrate life's passages. Creatively gifted, she could inspect the seams of a dress and make it, turn out an elegant dinner for 20, read a novel in a day, whistle with the skill of a mockingbird. She loved to talk and to sew, the color red, movie musicals and most holidays, a good bargain, new shoes, travel, old jazz, the sound of young Frank Sinatra's voice, voting for the Democrats. Inordinately proud of her children's successes, she was unlimited both in her opinions and desire to share the most recent batch of family photos. When her children misbehaved, even well into adulthood, she'd send a donation to the Poor Clares nuns, inciting a long-running joke about which offspring was the current "special intention." She was well and fiercely loved by her entire family and network of friends, even though she doubted it, and she did things her way right up to her last day. Born in Cleveland, OH, to Charles and Mary Elizabeth Ryan, Rosemary was the youngest of five children. She long outlived her parents and siblings, but carried the scars of a painful childhood marked by alcoholism, abuse and the anxieties of growing up in the wake of the Great Depression. When she graduated from St. Michael's High School in 1942, she had already met the love of her life. During WWII, her parents opened spare rooms in their home to members of the military training at Cleveland Diesel, and a handsome young chief petty officer, a Southerner named Vernon "Pete" Miller, appeared on the doorstep. She was 16 then, 19 when they wed in the parish rectory. As individuals they could not have differed more, yet their love was a battle well-matched. Marriage took her from Cleveland to make homes in Morristown, NJ, back to Lakewood, OH, and eventually to Columbia, SC, where they retired in 1979. After 18 years of marriage, Pete converted to Catholicism, but their political differences remained irreconcilable. They faithfully cancelled each other's votes in every election and had four children over 19 years - only during Democratic administrations, she fondly noted. Their union endured 50 years until he died of lung cancer in 1996. She sent a son to the Vietnam war while still parenting a teenager, kindergartner and toddler. She nursed her husband through a crippling car accident in 1976, and multiple bouts of cancer after. No wonder she remained a worrier. After years of being defined as someone's wife or mother, Rosemary went back to work in her 50s, enjoying a series of high level administrative jobs in the food industry in Columbia, SC. She took literature and writing courses at the University of South Carolina, became a docent at the Woodrow Wilson House and patient advocate at Providence Hospital. This was truly joyful and meaningful work, and in 2011, Providence Hospital honored her with induction to their Heritage Society. At 85, she grudgingly moved an independent living facility in Athens GA, which she wryly dubbed "Castle of the Dead." Even there she made many friends, as she also did at Hillside Nursing. Faith, love and laughter marked most of the days of her life, and she was never without family who loved her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Reid Miller, and son, Stephen Charles Miller. Surviving are her daughter-in-law Toni (Maschek) Miller of Durham; sons, Jeffrey Reid (Maureen Glynn) Miller of Athens, GA and Dr. Peter Daniel Miller (Ann Tormey) of Hickory, NC, daughter, Mary E. Miller (Bob Geolas) of Raleigh. She has 11 grandchildren and three, soon to be four, great-grandchildren. The family will celebrate Rosemary Miller's life at a noon mass on Feb. 21st at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Sparta, NC, followed by a burial service in the family plot in Laurel Springs, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Poor Clares Monastery, 3501 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111.
Mar 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Charles Weisbarth, grandfather of Mike Joecken, Class of 1996, and Kevin Joecken, Class of 2001, and father-in-law of Ned Joecken, Class of 1973. Please keep the Weisbarth and Joecken families in your prayers. CHARLES A. WEISBARTH (1926 - 2019) age 93, beloved husband of the late Margrette M. (nee Mattocks); loving father of James A. (Debra) and Cheryl A. Joecken (Ned); proud grandfather of Brian (girlfriend Emily Catherine Dales), Jeff (Melinda), Julie Bartell (Tom), Michael Joecken (Catie), Erin Draves (Tim) and Kevin Joecken; great-grandfather of Brenner and Cora Weisbarth, Sydney Weisbarth and Dylan and Luke Bartell, Lucy, Maggie and Emma Joecken, Scott and Matt Draves; brother of Walter (Dorothy) (both deceased), Edward (Alice), Joseph (Sarah, deceased), William (Janice) and Robert (Coletta); uncle and great-uncle and friend of many. Mr. Weisbarth was a 90-year resident of the City of Fairview Park and was a WWII U. S. Army veteran. Passed away March 5, 2019. Funeral Mass Saturday, March 16, St. Bernadette Church (2256 Clague Rd. Westlake, OH 44145) at 12 Noon. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 4-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to Open Doors Academy, 1427 E. 36th St., Cleveland, OH 44144 or St. Bernadette Church. www.chambersfuneral.com
Mar 13, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Richard Gibbons, father of Terry Gibbons, Class of 1979, and Daniel, Class of 1990, grandfather of Kevin Gibbons, Class of 2006, and Ryan Markham, Class of 2009. Please keep the Gibbons and Markham families in your prayers. RICHARD J. GIBBONS age 84. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Niles). Dear father of Christine Kari (Dennis Moore), Mary Beth (deceased), John Terrence (Julie), Linda, Colleen Gosselin (Gus), David, and Daniel (Katie). Loving grandfather of Lauren, Ryan, and Patrick Markham, Kevin, Meegan and Kali Gibbons, and Madelaine and Caroline Gosselin. Great-grandfather of 3. Brother of the late James, and Rita Kerr. Loving uncle of many. Passed away March 11, 2019. U.S Army Korean War Veteran. Funeral Mass 10 AM Friday at St. Malachi Church, 2459 Washington Ave, Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Private Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Rittman, Ohio. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) THURSDAY 3-7 PM. The family suggests memorial contributions to Fr. Jim O'Donnell Little Brothers and Sisters of the Eucharist, 3675 W. 165th Street, Cleveland, OH 44111 or St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Mar 13, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Pauline Kearney, mother of Joe, Class of 1974. Please keep the Kearney family in your prayers. PAULINE KEARNEY of Westlake, OH, entered the kingdom of heaven on March 11, 2019, after a long battle with dementia. Born in Central City, Pennsylvania, she moved to Cleveland with her husband, John (deceased) and raised her family. Pauline is survived by her son, Joseph (Katherine) Kearney and daughter, Katey (Jerry) Breen; grandchildren Jennifer (Bobby) Cameron, Kelly (Chris) Barcik, John Kearney, Josh (Christie) Breen and Jason Bordeaux; great-grandchildren Dylan Koehnlein, Molly Barcik, Eloise Breen, and Georgia Breen; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings George Wasil, John Wasil, Mike (Helen) Wasil, Mary (Leonard) Lidz, Ann (Joseph) Glosky, Paul (Evelyn) Wasil, and Steve Wasil. A celebration of Pauline's life is planned for March 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Raphael Parish, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village, OH. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass in the Gathering Area. Private interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City, OH. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Pauline's honor to St. Edward High School, Lakewood, OH. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Mar 13, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Craig Tame, Class of 1967, brother of Gary, Class of 1965. Please keep the Tame family in your prayers. CRAIG A. TAME 70, of Lakewood, passed away Sunday after a brief struggle with cancer. He will be remembered for his public service, compassion and optimism. Craig was the son of the late George and Alice (nee Terbrack) Tame. He is survived by his longtime companion Kathy St. John, his brother Gary (Gary Wood), his sister Karen Chatlos (Eddie), his nieces Megan Seaman, Jennifer McGinty (Patrick), nephews Ryan Vincent, Jeffrey Chatlos (Amy), Brian Chatlos, Tim Chatlos, Greg Chatlos, and his oldest friend, Isam Salah. Craig grew up in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland and graduated from St. Edward High School, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland - Marshall College of Law. He then began a remarkable career in government that spanned 40 years in which he helped shape policies focused on neglected and abused children, domestic violence, strategies to reduce violent crime, and the opioid epidemic, among others. Craig was a longtime employee of Cuyahoga County, eventually serving as director of the Department of Justice Affairs, before taking a job in the Cleveland Mayor's Cabinet as Chief of Health and Public Safety. He then joined the U.S. Attorney's Office to serve as Law Enforcement Coordinator, where he worked until the time of his death. Craig loved many things - his "sweetie" Kathy, St. Edward athletics, red wine, law enforcement and first responders, and long meetings, which were always attended with a venti Starbucks coffee in hand. He traveled abroad frequently with Kathy and on "brothers' trips" to exotic destinations with his brother Gary. He served as a mentor to all around him, often encouraging young people to embrace public service. He had an indefatigable belief that the world could be made a better, safer place, particularly if people worked together. Even in the worst weather or battling cancer, Craig found a way to attend nearly every St. Edward football or basketball game. He loved the honesty of hard work. The more humble your beginnings, the more interested Craig was. He asked about your family. And he dedicated his life to making us all safer. FUNERAL MASS SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019 AT 10 A.M. AT OUR LADY OF ANGELS CHURCH, 3644 ROCKY RIVER DR (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to St. Edward High School. FRIENDS RECEIVED AT THE BERRY-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.) FROM 4 - 8 P.M. FRIDAY. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here.
Mar 12, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ruth McCourt, mother of John, Class of 1987 and Michael, Class of 1990, grandmother of Seamus McIlwee, Class of 2018, Liam McIlwee, Class of 2021, Aiden McIlwee, Class of 2021, and Brendan McIlwee, Class of 2021, and mother-in-law of Jim McIlwee, Class of 1987. Please keep the McCourt, and McIlwee families in your prayers. RUTH E. McCOURT (1936 - 2019) (nee Clayton), age 82, beloved wife of 55 years to John J.; loving mother of Jill McIlwee (Jim), John (Jill) and Michael (Molly); dear grandmother of Katie McCourt, Seamus McIlwee, Bridget McCourt, Liam, Aiden and Brendan McIlwee, and Jack and Kiley McCourt; sister of Jean Raymont and the late Arline Coleman and Howard Clayton; beloved aunt and great-aunt of many. Passed away March 7, 2019. Funeral Mass Thursday, March 14, St. Bernadette Church (2256 Clague Rd., Westlake) at 10:30 A.M. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery (Avon). Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., WEDNESDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Mar 11, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Blanche Ahern, mother of Scott, Class of 1976, and Tony, Class of 1980. Please keep the Ahern family in your prayers. BLANCHE R. AHERN (1934 - 2019) (nee Midrack), age 84, beloved wife of the late Richard J. "Hank"; loving mother of Terry (fiance Jessica), Scott and Tony (Laura), dear grandmother of Katie Hecei (Adam), Matthew, Jillian and Scott; great-grandmother of Owen Ahern, Jack, Nick and Charlie Hecei; beloved sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and friend of many. Passed away March 8, 2019. Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 13, The Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., TUESDAY 3-7 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ed Keating Center, P.O. Box 770108, Lakewood, OH 44107. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Mar 8, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jim Loos, Class of 1967, brother of Tom, Class of 1968. Please keep the Loos family in your prayers. James J. Loos, 69, of Amherst passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 surrounded by his family after a short illness. Jim was born on June 15, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Joseph and Mary (nee Van Dohre) Loos. He was a 1967 graduate of St. Edward's High School in Lakewood. Jim was a co-owner of Murphy Bros. Auto Body Inc., in Elyria for 37 years. He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst for 39 years where he served on the Finance Council, Pre-Baptism Classes, Pre-Cana Classes, St. Joseph School Parent Club, and coached the CYO boys' 7th and 8th grade basketball teams. Jim enjoyed golfing with his sons and a close group of friends, highlighted by an annual week-long trip they have taken for over 25 years. He recently achieved his first and only hole-in-one. Bowling was also a passion of his. He coached the Amherst Marion L. Steele High School Bowling Team for 10 years. In his lifetime he bowled two 300 games. Jim loved the outdoors, riding four-wheelers, camping, watching the Cleveland Indians, and proudly attended all of his children's sporting events, without exception. He shared a special relationship with his grandson, Anthony. Jim's quirky sense of humor, quiet yet strong presence, and total devotion and commitment to his family, friends, and anyone in need will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Kathy (nee La Grotteria) Loos; children, Mark (Ann) Loos, of Frenchtown, New Jersey, David Loos, of Akron, Mary (Dave) Nichols, of Painesville, Paula Loos, of Amherst, and Steven Loos, of Charlotte, North Carolina; 4 grandchildren; brother, Thomas (Connie) Loos; sister, Barbara (Russell) Ormiston; and his mother-in-law, Joan LaGrotteria. James was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Loos; and his sister, Marjorie Loos Berry. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst. Rev. Father Timothy O'Connor, Pastor, and Rev. Father Charles Diedrick will concelebrate. Private family internment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of James to St. Joseph Parish School, 178 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, OH 44001 or to Let's Get Real Inc., 1939 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44052. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dovinreberjones.com
Mar 5, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Stanley Dolesh, Class of 1958. Please keep the Dolesh family in your prayers. STANLEY W. DOLESH (1940 - 2019) Longs, SC - Stanley W. Dolesh, 78, died February 18, 2019, at his home. Born on October 20, 1940 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Stanley W. and Lillian Dolesh, Sr. He was a devoted husband to the late Mary C. Dolesh. Stanley was the loving father, of the late Tom Dolesh and surviving children, William Dolesh (Marilyn), Elizabeth Miller (Scott), Daniel Dolesh, Christopher Dolesh (Lenore), Dennis Dolesh (Melissa), David Dolesh (Wendy). He was also the proud grandfather to 16 children, and one great grandson. He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on March 8, 2019 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tay Sachs, or the American Cancer Society. A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family. LEE FUNERAL HOME 11840 Highway 90 P. O. Box 1116 Little River, SC 29566 (843) 390-2525
Mar 5, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Greg Simmerly, Class of 1971, brother of Tim, Class of 1972, Bob, Class of 1977, and Scott, Class of 1979, uncle of Michael Conway, Class of 2001, and Bobby Tippy, Class of 2017, brother-in-law of Jim Conway, Class of 1972. Please keep the Simmerly, Conway, and Tippy families in your prayers. GREGORY J. SIMMERLY, age 65, beloved husband of the late Judy (nee Szabo); dear son of Carol (nee Volk) and the late Herbert A.; brother of Herbert A. (Debra), Timothy (Mary Jo), Mary Carol Conway (Jim), Robert (Debbi), Scott (Deb), Suzanne Tippy and Maureen DeLorge (David); uncle and great-uncle of many. Passed away March 2, 2019. Funeral Mass Saturday, March 9, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to your favorite charity would be appreciated. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND (216) 251-6566.
Mar 1, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of William Wells, Class of 1959, brother of John Wells, Class of 1965. Please keep the Wells' family in your prayers. William Arthur "Bill" Wells age 77, passed away February 25, 2019. He courageously fought, but ultimately lost, an 8-month battle with a brain tumor. He was a resident of DuBois, PA, but had spent his youth in the Cleveland, OH area, where much of his family still lives. His parents were Lois (Terrell) Wells and Arthur Vernon Wells. Bill was the oldest of six children. He is survived by sisters Sally Mahoney, Margaret Stenzel (Jeff), Karen Morris (Edward), and brother John Wells. He is preceded in death by his sister MaryLou Kendall (Owen). Bill attended St. Edward High School (class of '59) in Lakewood, OH and Notre Dame University (class of '63) in South Bend, IN. He first went to work as an English teacher at Glenville High School in Cleveland, OH for several years, and then switched over to a career in sales and marketing. Throughout his working years, he represented a number of companies on a national level. His jobs afforded him the opportunity to live in and work from multiple states across the U.S. He married MaryJayne Puhl on January 18, 1964. MaryJayne preceded Bill in death in 1987. They are survived by their four children, Claire T. Courtney (Mark LaCourse), Katherine Courtney Wells, Vernon Richard Wells (Magdalia), and David Arthur Wells (Jennifer), as well as 5 grandchildren. On August 11, 1995, he married Carol Irvine DeWald, his loving and supportive wife that cared for him until his death. Carol had 2 children from a previous marriage, who Bill helped to raise: Daniel J. DeWald and Richard A. DeWald. Bill loved animals, and throughout his life his household included dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, pet rats, and a multitude of tropical fish. Despite this, he was well known for insisting on a spotless environment, which doesn't necessarily go along with pet ownership. Bill enjoyed fishing and watching sports, especially when the Fighting Irish, the Browns, or the Indians were playing. His favorite place to be was at the family cottages on Lake Erie, in Vermilion, OH. As a child, Bill spent entire summers in this place with 28 first cousins coming and going. With 3 cottages still owned by family members today, during summer weekends it is a sure bet that a cousin or two will stop by and visit to enjoy the lake, the sunset and the relaxed vacation ambiance. A celebration of Bill's life will take place at "the cottage" during the warmer months, on a date that is yet to be determined, but will be announced in this column. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill's name to the CaringBridge website at www.CaringBridge.org/visit/williamwells, or to St. Edward High School, below. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here: https://www.sehs.net/memorialgiving.
Feb 28, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dorothy Butchko, mother of Russ, Class of 1968 and Ron, Class of 1971, grandmother of Matthew, Class of 1991, Mike, Class of 1993, and Russ, Jr., Class of 2001. Please keep the Butchko family in your prayers. DOROTHY C. BUTCHKO (nee Matia), age 96. Beloved wife of 68 years to the late Ray F. Butchko; loving mother of Russell (Christine), Ronald (Margaret), Ray Jr. (Joann) and Anne Taylor (Richard); dear grandmother of Matthew (Jennifer), Michael, Amanda (Brandon), Russell (Mallory), Brian, Nicholas, Natalie, Jennifer (Brian) and Jeffrey; great-grandmother of 10; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, business partner and homemaker. Passed away February 27, 2019. Funeral Mass, Monday, March 4th, St. Richard Church (26855 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted) at 10:00 am. Entombment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) SUNDAY from 1 - 4 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Monastery of Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111-2998.
Feb 27, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of William McDonald, Class of 1967. Please keep the McDonald family in your prayers. William Robert "Bill" McDonald (1949 - 2018) 69, of Fairview Park, died Friday, August 24, 2018 at O'Neill Healthcare. Born on July 30, 1949 in Lakewood, he was the son of the late Robert and Alberta (nee Braeunig) McDonald. Bill was a 1967 graduate of St. Edwards High School and received a Bachelors from Cleveland State. Bill worked at Cleveland Cliffs before taking a position as the Ship Keeper and Office Manager on the William G. Mather Museum. For over 10 years he made the ship his home, living on board and caring for the boat. Bill is survived by his children Christopher (Joann) McDonald, of Garfield Heights, Jennifer McDonald, of Detroit, and Kevin (Shannon) McDonald, of North Ridgeville; five grandchildren; and sister, Mary Ann Hartman, of Charlotte, NC. A private family graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Sandusky. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Road, Suite 270, Valley View, Ohio 44125. Condolences and fond memories may be shared online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com
Feb 27, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Norbert Allerton, Class of 1954, brother of the late Ray, Class of 1959. Please keep the Allerton families in your prayers. NORBERT ALLERTON, age 82, passed away suddenly February 23rd. Beloved husband of Constance Allerton-Pavarini (nee Rini) for 37 years. Step-father to Tina (Bruce) Zalewski and Jackie Kovach. Grandfather of Shannon (Jack) Rogers, Charles (Amanda) Werner, Colleen Deming and Christine Pavarini. Great-grandfather of Jack Rogers Jr., Isabella Hodge, Emily Werner, Aubrey Lutch, Liana Rogers and Charlotte Werner. Dear brother of Bob Jr., Jerry and Ray (all dec.) and Marianne. Uncle, great uncle and good friend to many. He was a Holy Cross brother for 24 years and taught at Gilmore Academy for 16 years. Norbert worked at Parmadale for 39 years. Member of North Olmsted K.of C. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, February 28th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Clarence Church 30106 Lorain Road North Olmsted. MEET AT CHURCH. Family will receive friends at the DAVID MARTENS & SON FUNERAL HOME 4175 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE (between Lorain & Puritas) WEDNESDAY 2-8- P.M. Online condolences at davidmartensfh.com 216-941-1772.
Feb 27, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Brian Ambro, Class of 1960. Please keep the Ambro family in your prayers. BRIAN AMBRO, age 76; beloved husband of Patricia (nee Pennington) for 53 years; loving father of Suzanne Ambro, Michelle Caskey (Michael), Sharon Reinke (William) and Rene Siperke (Paul); dearest grandfather of Trevor, Madyson, Sophia, Maggie, John, Alex, Aidan and Avery; brother of Allan (deceased) (Patricia); dear uncle of Scott and Christopher. Brian was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Bridget of Kildare Parish, 5620 Hauserman Rd. Parma, OH, 44130 or Hospice Services of Southwest General, 18659 Drake Rd., Strongsville, OH, 44136. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bridget of Kildare Parish, Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. Interment Woodvale Cemetery. Friends received at THE RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), THURSDAY 4-8 P.M.
Feb 27, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Paul Guta, Class of 1957. Please keep the Guta family in your prayers. Paul Donald Guta, age 79, of Plano, Texas passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Paul was born Sunday, June 11, 1939, in Cleveland, Ohio to Mary and Paul Guta. He would later be joined by younger brother, Donald. Paul grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where he attended Holy family Catholic School. There he would meet the love of his life, Joetta Calabrese, in seventh grade. They would spend the rest of their lives together. Paul graduated from St. Edward High School in 1957. After high school he spent his career life in sales, working with multiple Fortune 500 Companies. Paul married his sweetheart, Joetta, and the couple celebrated 57 blissful years of marriage together. The marriage brought them the joy of parenthood with Tori, Chris, and Debbie. Later they would enjoy the role of grandparents with Blake, Brittney, Chad, Kennedy, and Karlie. Paul could often be found at one of his favorite places, the golf course. In his downtime he enjoyed traveling and exploring the world with Joetta, getting involved in his community, and playing tennis or golf. Paul will be remembered as a loyal leader, always willing to mentor and help guide others with his wisdom. He boldly shared his faith in Jesus Christ with nearly everyone who crossed his path. He served as a Deacon and active member of The Covenant Class Bible Study Group at Prestonwood Baptist Church. Paul was preceded in death by; mother Mary Guta; father Paul Guta; and granddaughter Brittney Rose Serpa. Paul is survived by his beloved wife, Joetta Guta; daughters Tori (Roy) Serpa, Debbie (Randy) Stroman; son Chris (Jeanne)Guta; grandsons Blake (Megan Trahan) Serpa, Chad Guta; granddaughters Kennedy Damm and Karlie Guta. Brother, Donald Guta. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Paul and Joetta's favorite charities: Brit Rose Foundation, Operated by Paul and Joetta's Daughter Tori Serpa The Brit Rose Foundation is a family-run, nonprofit organization. Our mission is to bring awareness to suicide prevention and bullying and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Two-thirds of those suffering from treatable mental illness will get little to no treatment - the mission of the Brit Rose Foundation is to change that. www.gofundme.com/Britrose
Feb 25, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Alan Valenzeno, Class of 1963, brother of the late Ronald, Class of 1960. Please keep the Valenzeno family in your prayers. ALAN J. VALENZENO, age 73. Beloved husband of Patricia Buckhold; dear father of Anthony (Marla) and Alan; dear step-father of Joan Semenec and Julie Milavec (Adam); loving grandfather of Matthew Valenzeno; brother of Ronald (deceased); beloved friend of many. U.S. Navy Veteran Vietnam. Passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. FRIDAY 3-7 P.M. Interment Monday, March 4 at 12:30 P.M. Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Funeral Mass St. Clement Church Lincoln and Madison Ave. Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Family suggests memorial contributions to Heroes Harbor Hospice c/o VA Medical Center 10701 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106. Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Alan Valenzeno, Class of 1963, brother of the late Ronald, Class of 1960. Please keep the Valenzeno family in your prayers. ALAN J. VALENZENO, age 73. Beloved husband of Patricia Buckhold; dear father of Anthony (Marla) and Alan; dear step-father of Joan Semenec and Julie Milavec (Adam); loving grandfather of Matthew Valenzeno; brother of Ronald (deceased); beloved friend of many. U.S. Navy Veteran Vietnam. Passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. FRIDAY 3-7 P.M. Interment Monday, March 4 at 12:30 P.M. Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Funeral Mass St. Clement Church Lincoln and Madison Ave. Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Family suggests memorial contributions to Heroes Harbor Hospice c/o VA Medical Center 10701 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106.
Feb 22, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rosemary Miller, mother of Jeff, Class of 1969, Pete, Class of 1979, and the late Stephen, Class of 1966. Please keep the Miller family in your prayers. Rosemary Ryan Miller passed away in her sleep, a blessedly quiet exit earned after a long, full and sometimes trying life. She was 92, and in declining health, had resided at Hillside Nursing & Rehab of Wake Forest, NC since 2013. What she packed into those years when she could still drive! Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a Cleveland West-side Irish Catholic force of nature. Rosemary gave her days and her heart to the people she loved and principles that guided her life. With her children mostly grown and husband retired, she became a late-in-life career woman and college student, dedicated community volunteer and Associate to the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. Wherever she lived, she attended mass most days. She craved dignity and approval, relished a good laugh, had a flair for martyrdom and often referred to herself as "God's Clown." She lived her faith with warmth and humor. Hokey jokes, pots of homemade soup, fresh-baked pies and crocheted baby blankets, these were her sacred offerings to celebrate life's passages. Creatively gifted, she could inspect the seams of a dress and make it, turn out an elegant dinner for 20, read a novel in a day, whistle with the skill of a mockingbird. She loved to talk and to sew, the color red, movie musicals and most holidays, a good bargain, new shoes, travel, old jazz, the sound of young Frank Sinatra's voice, voting for the Democrats. Inordinately proud of her children's successes, she was unlimited both in her opinions and desire to share the most recent batch of family photos. When her children misbehaved, even well into adulthood, she'd send a donation to the Poor Clares nuns, inciting a long-running joke about which offspring was the current "special intention." She was well and fiercely loved by her entire family and network of friends, even though she doubted it, and she did things her way right up to her last day. Born in Cleveland, OH, to Charles and Mary Elizabeth Ryan, Rosemary was the youngest of five children. She long outlived her parents and siblings, but carried the scars of a painful childhood marked by alcoholism, abuse and the anxieties of growing up in the wake of the Great Depression. When she graduated from St. Michael's High School in 1942, she had already met the love of her life. During WWII, her parents opened spare rooms in their home to members of the military training at Cleveland Diesel, and a handsome young chief petty officer, a Southerner named Vernon "Pete" Miller, appeared on the doorstep. She was 16 then, 19 when they wed in the parish rectory. As individuals they could not have differed more, yet their love was a battle well-matched. Marriage took her from Cleveland to make homes in Morristown, NJ, back to Lakewood, OH, and eventually to Columbia, SC, where they retired in 1979. After 18 years of marriage, Pete converted to Catholicism, but their political differences remained irreconcilable. They faithfully cancelled each other's votes in every election and had four children over 19 years - only during Democratic administrations, she fondly noted. Their union endured 50 years until he died of lung cancer in 1996. She sent a son to the Vietnam war while still parenting a teenager, kindergartner and toddler. She nursed her husband through a crippling car accident in 1976, and multiple bouts of cancer after. No wonder she remained a worrier. After years of being defined as someone's wife or mother, Rosemary went back to work in her 50s, enjoying a series of high level administrative jobs in the food industry in Columbia, SC. She took literature and writing courses at the University of South Carolina, became a docent at the Woodrow Wilson House and patient advocate at Providence Hospital. This was truly joyful and meaningful work, and in 2011, Providence Hospital honored her with induction to their Heritage Society. At 85, she grudgingly moved an independent living facility in Athens GA, which she wryly dubbed "Castle of the Dead." Even there she made many friends, as she also did at Hillside Nursing. Faith, love and laughter marked most of the days of her life, and she was never without family who loved her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Reid Miller, and son, Stephen Charles Miller. Surviving are her daughter-in-law Toni (Maschek) Miller of Durham; sons, Jeffrey Reid (Maureen Glynn) Miller of Athens, GA and Dr. Peter Daniel Miller (Ann Tormey) of Hickory, NC, daughter, Mary E. Miller (Bob Geolas) of Raleigh. She has 11 grandchildren and three, soon to be four, great-grandchildren. The family will celebrate Rosemary Miller's life at a noon mass on Feb. 21st at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Sparta, NC, followed by a burial service in the family plot in Laurel Springs, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Poor Clares Monastery, 3501 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111.
Feb 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Andrew Rerko, Class of 1953, father of Andrew, Class of 1974, Dale, Class of 1979, Joseph, Class of 1982, grandfather of Joshua Durkalski, Class of 2010, Joseph Rerko, Class of 2015, and the late Adam Kulina, Class of 2009, brother of Ronald, Class of 1956, and Kenneth, Class of 1962, father-in-law of Mike Quinn, Class of 1977, and Todd Kulina, Class of 1987. Please keep the Rerko, Quinn, Kulina, and Durkalski families in your prayers. ANDREW D. RERKO age 85. Beloved husband of the late Joanne (nee Vetter); Dear father of Andrew F. (Linda), Charlotte (Peggy), Donna Quinn (Mike), Dale (Eileen), Joseph (Allison), Dennis and Florence Kulina (Todd). Loving grandfather of 19; Great-grandfather of 9; Brother of Agnes DelGrosso (deceased) (Patrick), Ronald (Emily), Kenneth (Carole), and Rosemary Grace. Andy and his wife, Joanne, were the owners of Elmwood Home Bakery for over 60 years. U.S. Army Veteran. Passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019. Funeral Mass Our Lady of Angels, 3644 Rocky River Drive, Monday February 11, at 11:30 AM. Interment Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. Monday 10:00 - 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions to Crossroads Hospice 9775 Rockside Rd. Suite 270 Valley View, OH 44125.
Feb 13, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Edward Deubel, Class of 1959. Please keep the Deubel family in your prayers. EDWARD VERLE DEUBEL, Beloved Husband of Bonita (nee Kaye). Loving Father of Edward Victor, Eric Edward, James Clyde, Rick James, Ronald Michael, Sandra Ann and Tracey Lynn. Dear Grandfather of many and Beloved brother. Per Edward's wishes, all services will be private. Edward was a proud U.S. Marine Sergeant who served during the Korean War.
Feb 8, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Jane Kelly, mother of Paul, Class of 1975. Please keep the Kelly family in your prayers. MARY JANE KELLY (nee Gill), 94, beloved wife of the late John J. "Jack"; devoted mother of Kathleen (Joseph) Wadowick, John J., Lawrence W. (deceased), Michael A. (deceased), Paul G. (Emily), Ralph F., and Thomas P. (Birgit); former mother-in-law of Kate and Leslie Kelly; loving grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of nine; cherished daughter of the late John P. and Agnes (nee Sheak); dear sister of the late John J., Elizabeth Ann Strickland, James F. and Peter T. Gill. Mary Jane was an RN, Class of 1946 St. Alexis School of Nursing and was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Falls Parish. The family will receive friends MONDAY 4-8 PM AT THE BAKER-OSINSKI-KENSINGER FUNERAL HOME 206 FRONT ST., BEREA. Please meet Tuesday at 10:30 AM at St. Mary of the Falls Church 25615 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls for the Funeral Mass. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH.
Feb 6, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Bernadeette Ratcliffe, mother of James Keane, Jr., Class of 1967. Please keep the Ratcliffe and Keane families in your prayers. BERNADETTE C. RATCLIFFE (1922 - 2019) (nee Tighe), age 96. Beloved wife of the late James P. Keane, Sr., M.D. and Richard G. Ratcliffe; loving mother of Patricia Carter (Stephen, deceased), James P. Keane, Jr. (Mary Jo), Meri Jopek (N.J. Presswala, M.D.) and Kathleen Keane; grandmother of 14; great-grandmother of 24; sister of the late Marie McCarthy, Frances Sullivan, Margaret Clark, James Tighe and Thomas Tighe; aunt and great-aunt of many; dear friend of Mary Ann Kilbane. Passed away February 4, 2019. Funeral Mass Saturday, February 9, St. Ignatius of Antioch Church (10205 Lorain Ave.) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, FRIDAY 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Piper's Legacy at 1million4anna.org/donate/team-piper
Feb 5, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert "Bubba" Murray, Class of 1955, father of Bob, Class of 1983, uncle of Ray Smilor, Class of 1965, John Smilor, Class of 1967, and Pat Smilor, Class of 1979. Please keep the Murray and Smilor families in your prayers. ROBERT "BUBBA" MURRAY (1937 - 2019) age 81. Survived by Patricia Murray beloved father of Bob (Mary), Kelly Murray (Claude McDonald), Colleen Gepperth (Jim), Katie Scott, and Maureen Murray (Matt Slate, deceased); grandfather of 9; great-grandfather of 5; brother of 9 (all deceased); brother-in-law, and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O Box 72101, Cleveland OH 44192. Family and friends may come at 10:00 am with the funeral Mass to follow at St. Raphael Parish, 525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, on Thursday, February 7 at 10:30 am. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, OH, on Thursday, February 7 at 1:00 pm. 440-333-9774, www.buschcares.com
Jan 29, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dorothy Petras, mother of Joe, Class of 1968 and Jim, Class of 1970. Please keep the Petras family in your prayers. Dorothy "Dot" (Boguski) Petras passed away the evening of January 25th, just shy of her 90th birthday in March. Her grieving family takes solace in the fact that she lived a full, vital and independent life up until her last breath. The previous morning, she had been exercising at the gym with her daughter-in-law Kate and making her usual plans to get together with family the following day. She is most remembered for her gentle and selfless nature. She possessed a non-egotistical centeredness and lived according to her values, and faith. Asserting herself in a quiet way, she never needed to "shout" what she had found. A quote from Howard Thurman captures an aspect of her spirit, "A crown is placed over our heads that for the rest of our lives we are trying to grow tall enough to wear." Others were inspired to be their best selves around her. Born in Parma Ohio in the house her father built, she was one of 7 children of the late Boleslaw Bogucki and Katherine (Pruchniewicz) Boguski. She graduated from Lourdes Academy where she formed several life-long friendships. In 1949 she married Joseph "Joe" Petras, the love of her life and they enjoyed over 65 years of a blessed marriage together until his death in 2014. She lived in Parma most of her life, and after raising 4 children, shifted her attention to volunteer work at the Parma Hospital for over 35 years. Following Joe's death, she began a new chapter of her life by moving to Solvang California and living near her daughter Diane. She enjoyed the food, wine, weather and fashion of the Santa Ynez valley. Most of all though, she loved being with her family, especially when visited by her 7 granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren. Dorothy is survived by her children, Joe Petras and his fiancé Nancy McVay of Brookline/Plymouth, MA; Jim Petras and his wife Kate of Santa Ynez CA and Cleveland, OH; Diane Petras of Santa Ynez, CA, and Jack Petras and his wife Andrea of Newburyport, MA. She is also survived by her granddaughters Lisa, Anna, Sara, Molly, Claire, Elysia, and Julia, and 3 great-grandchildren Charlotte, Sullivan, and Owen. She leaves enduring memories of unconditional love and integrity for which her family will be forever grateful. If you have a memory, we invite you to share it on this site. We also know that in lieu of flowers, she would appreciate donations to The Solvang Senior Center or her church, Old Mission Santa Ines.
Jan 29, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Irene Stamper, mother of John, Class of 1979, and Thomas, Class of 1979, grandmother of Joshua Stamper, Class of 2011. Please keep the Stamper family in your prayers. IRENE STAMPER (nee Batcha), age 91, loving mother of Barbara (Terry) Disbro, James (Mary) Stamper, Sharon (Kraig-dec'd) Murton, John (Coreen) Stamper, Thomas (Denise) Stamper and Michael Stamper, dearest grandmother of Kurt, Elton, Holly, Adam, Sarah, James, Elizabeth, Andrew, Sean, Shannon, Janelle, and Joshua, dear great-grandmother of 13, dear sister of Bernice Hughes. Preceded in death by her husband James L. Stamper, granddaughter Gina, parents Andrew and Elizabeth (nee Toth) Batcha , brothers Edward Batcha and William Batcha, and sister Dorothy Buzas. Entered into rest Saturday January 26, 2019. The family will receive friends on Friday February 1, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the JOSEPH MISENCIK FUNERAL HOME, 12500 Madison Ave., Lakewood, and again on Saturday at St. Mel's Parish, 14436 Triskett Rd., Cleveland 44111 from 9:30 am until time of Mass at 10:00 am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made at St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105
Jan 29, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Michael O'Donnell, brother of Patrick, Class of 1988. Please keep the O'Donnell family in your prayers. MICHAEL J. O'DONNELL, age 47, raised in Westlake and recently a resident of San Francisco, passed away Jan. 9, 2019 in San Francisco. Beloved son of Sandy (nee Gaspar) and Kevin T. O'Donnell; loving father of Anna Marie; dear brother of Patrick O'Donnell; uncle of Lily; nephew of Ray and Irene Dommin; Louis Gaspar (deceased) and Dennis Gaspar; Tom (Donna deceased), Bonnie, John (Susan) and the late Ellen O'Donnell. Michael was a US Marine Corp Veteran who served in the Gulf War. Funeral Services in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) Thursday, Feb. 7th at 8:00 pm. Friends may call at the FUNERAL HOME THURSDAY from 6:00 pm until time of Services at 8:00 pm. Private Family Interment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers, memorial Contributions suggested to Wounded Warrior Regiment, Charitable Giving Section, 1998 Hill Ave., MCB Quantico, VA. 22134, www.woundedwarriorregiment.org.
Jan 23, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Lillian Wirtz, mother of Dennis, Class of 1975. Please keep the Wirtz family in your prayers. LILLIAN R. WIRTZ (1924 - 2019) (nee ZEMBA), age 94. Loving wife of 68 years to the late Waldemar "Wally"; loving mother of Judith Kraft, Loretta Higgins (Thomas) and Dennis (Kathleen); grandmother of Christine DeGreen, Deborah Schneider, Andrew and Adam Wirtz and Abigail Cahill; great-grandmother of seven; sister of Dr. George Zemba (Viola) (both deceased). Former proprietor of Zemba's Tavern and 35-year volunteer at the West Side Catholic Center. Passed away January 21, 2019. Funeral Mass Friday, January 25, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr.) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS, THURSDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to West Side Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113 or Altenheim Skilled Nursing and Rehab, 18627 Shurmer Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136. www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 18, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Margaret "Peg" Cachat, mother of Michael F. Cachat, Class of 1966, Dr. Paul Cachat, Class of 1967, Christopher Cachat, Class of 1971, grandmother of Jeffrey Cachat, Class of 1990, Michael P. Cachat, Class of 1998, Timothy Cachat, Class of 1999, and Patrick Cachat, Class of 2002, mother-in-law of Ronald Papajcik, Class of 1970. Margaret "Peg" Cachat (née Perry), age 99, of Rocky River, OH passed away on December 31, 2018 at Ennis Court Assisted Living in Lakewood, OH. Devoted wife for 75 years of the late Francis Joseph. Loving mother of James A. (Mary Louise), Michael F. (Margaret), Dr. Paul T., Susan C. Kirkland (Aldren, deceased), Christopher J. (Dr. Suzanne, deceased), Mary Joan Papajcik (Ronald) and Catherine Mahoney (Donald). Grandmother of 19; Great-Grandmother of 28. Daughter of Janos and Suzanna Perry (née Bajo) (both deceased). Dearest sister of Florence Walker (Thomas), Elsie Hencshel (John), Josephine Clough (Thomas) (all deceased). Beloved aunt and great-aunt of many. Graduate of John Marshall High School and Western Reserve University. Teacher at Franklin Elementary School in Lakewood OH. Her outgoing personality was evident in every aspect of her life - volunteering, gardening, singing, traveling. She was a lifelong learner, especially when it came to her faith; through her 80s and even into her 90s learning through retreats and Ignatian Spirituality. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Jesuit International Missions,1010 North Hooker Street, Chicago, IL 60642 On Memo Line please write Fr. Cachat's Philippine Project or Nepal Jesuits OR to the Congregation of St. Joseph, 3430 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116. The family will receive friends in the gathering area of the church beginning at 10:00 A.M. until Mass time. Graveside service for both Margaret and her husband Francis J. Cachat (WWII veteran) will take place with Military Honors at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on January 28, 2019 at 9:30 A.M.
Jan 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas D'Alessandro, Class of 1955, brother of Robert, Class of 1955, and Michael, Class of 1960. Please keep the D'Alessandro family in your prayers. Thomas D'Alessandro (1936 - 2019) age 82, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Carmel Manor, Ft. Thomas, KY. He was born on May 9, 1936 in Cleveland, OH to parents, Mario Saverio (Sol) and Marian (nee Graves) D'Alessandro. Thomas was a retired Assistant Circuit Executive for the 6th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, KY. Thomas is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara D'Alessandro (nee Melcher); two sons, John (Jennifer) and Mark (Irmghard) D'Alessandro; two brothers, Robert (Barbara) and Michael (Arlene) D'Alessandro; three grandchildren, Luke, Benjamin and Maximo; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and many dear friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 17th at St. Joseph Church from 11am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 12pm. Interment will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas, KY. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076. Arrangements entrusted to Alexandria Funeral Home. Online condolences can be given at alexandriafh.com.
Jan 14, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Charles Petro, Jr., grandfather of Daniel Petro, Class of 2003. Please keep the Petro family in your prayers. CHARLES C. PETRO Jr. (1929 - 2019) age 89. Retired Chief of Police, City of Lakewood. Beloved husband of 67 years to Irene (nee Horvath); father of Andrea Petro (Scott Jefferies) and Gregory (Barbara); grandfather of five; great-grandfather of one; brother of John (Carol) and Lynn Hanhilammi; uncle and friend of many. Passed away Jan. 11, 2019. Funeral Mass Wednesday, Jan. 16, St. Luke Church (1212 Bunts Rd.) at 10:00 AM. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS TUESDAY 2-4 & 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to Ames Family Hospice, 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, OH 44145. www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 9, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Margie Jean Pope, mother-in-law of Al Sammon, Class of 1974, and grandmother of Marty Sammon, Class of 2006. Please keep the Pope and Sammon families in your prayers. MARGIE JEAN POPE (nee Carlyle), age 88, of Avon, Ohio passed away peacefully on January 7th, 2019. She came into the world just as peacefully and lived her life by the Golden Rule. Margie was married to the late P. Thomas Pope (1931-2005). Together, they built a partnership that lasted 52 years, a family of 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Margie was the proud mother of Paul (Sue) Pope, Mary Ann (Albert) Sammon, William (Terri) Pope, Barbara (David) Wadsworth, and Carolyn (Grant) Kief. Wonderful Grandmother to Melanie (Andrew), Lindsey (Dan) and Emily Pope; Alison, Kathryn (Andrew) and Jeffrey Sammon; Barrington Pope; Meghan, Margie and Victoria (Matthew) Wadsworth; Carlyle, Alexandra and Audrey Kief. Adoring great grandmother to Olivia, Caroline, Drew, Elizabeth, Charlotte and Amelia. Also survived by her dear friend Don Larsen. Born and raised as a small town country girl, Tom swept her off her feet and whisked her away to the big city of Cleveland in 1952, where they raised their five children. Margie grew up in Plainwell, Michigan and graduated #1 in her class of, well, one. She was an avid tennis player and golf enthusiast well into her 80's. When not on the tennis court or golf course, you could find her walking, biking or swimming. Family and friends are welcome to visit on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10-11:00am at St. Mary of the Woods Chapel, 35755 Detroit Rd. Avon, Ohio. A funeral mass will begin at 11:00am in the chapel, followed by a private family interment at Saint Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Margie Pope's memory be made to St. Mary's of the Woods, 35755 Detroit Rd., Avon, Ohio 44011.
Jan 9, 2019 Dear Alumni: We were just informed of the passing of Major Robert J. Manuel (Ret.), Class of 1958, some time ago. We ask that you please keep the Manuel family in your prayers.
Jan 8, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kelley Hudson, daughter of William Hudson, Class of 1965, sister of Brian Hudson, Class of 1990, and Kevin Hudson, Class of 1997. Please keep the Hudson family in your prayers. HUDSON, KELLEY A. (July 06, 1973 - January 06, 2019) 45, Beloved daughter of Joanne (nee Rolfe) and William; dear sister of Brian (Mary), Megan (Kurt) Traum, Erin (Francis) Matia, and Kevin (Kelly); aunt of Bea, Owen, Liam, and Hope Traum, Tommy, Teddy, and Ellen Matia, Brynn, and Ellie Hudson. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick Church, 3602 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH "PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH" Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE BERRY-McGREEVEY FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (One mile west of Columbia Rd.) WESTLAKE, 2-7 P.M. FRIDAY. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, and/or The Center for Families and Children.
Jan 7, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Leo Horn, Class of 1957, father of Robert, Class of 1988, and Matthew, Class of 1993. Please keep the Horn family in your prayers. LEO F. HORN devoted husband of the late Margaret M. (nee Roth). Loving father of Robert L., and Matthew J. (Carrie). Grandfather of Joseph L. Brother of Eleanor Rusnak, Margaret Klien, and the late June. Lifetime member of the Lakewood Elks Club and member of the Holy Name Society- St. Vincent dePaul and St. John Bosco Churches. Funeral Mass Saturday January 12 at 10 AM at St. Vincent dePaul Church. Family will receive friends at DONLON FUNERAL HOME 15408 TRISKETT RD. Friday 2-4 & 6-8 PM.
Jan 7, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Smith, grandfather of Timothy Smith, Class of 1998, Joseph Smith, Class of 2001, and Andrew Smith, Class of 2012. Please keep the Smith family in your prayers. ROBERT F. SMITH age 88. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Ames); loving father of Barbara Closen (Brand), Bonnie Kaput (Michael), Carol Gatta (Daniel), Bob (Chul-In), Margaret Roudebush (Ted), Brian (Tina), Maureen Powers (Brian) and Therese Reinhard (Matthew); dear grandfather of 24; great-grandfather of 11; brother of James (Patti), Patricia Briggs, William (Mardell) and the late Maxine and Trudy; loving brother-in-law of Jeanette (Roy, deceased) and Carol (Ed); loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. U.S. Army Veteran. Passed away Friday, January 4, 2019. Funeral Mass St. Mark Church 15800 Montrose Ave. Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) MONDAY 4-8 P.M. Family suggests memorial contributions to City Mission 5310 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103 or St. Joseph Academy 3470 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH 44111.
Jan 7, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rob Peterson, Class of 1981. Please keep the Peterson family in your prayers. ROBERT M. (ROB) PETERSON (1963 - 2019) age 55, passed away January 3, 2019. Beloved husband of Lisa (nee Connors) for almost 28 years. Devoted father of Janie and Julia Peterson. Dearest brother of Kathy Frys (Michael), Karen Holtman (John), Kim Prendergast, and Kris Cipolla (John). Loving Uncle of 14. Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Jane Peterson. Rob was a 1981 graduate of St. Edward High School in Lakewood and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he was an active member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and earned a Bachelor in Criminal Justice. He was employed as a Territory Manager for Dynabrade for the past twelve Years. Rob was a Cleveland and Ohio State sports enthusiast, and enjoyed following professional golf and spending weekends with his family on Catawba Island. Family and Friends will be received at NOSEK-McCREERY FUNERAL HOME, 8150 BRECKSVILLE RD. BRECKSVILLE, OH 44141 on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 4-8 pm. Robert's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, 8700 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, Ohio on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10 am (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment to follow at Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River, Ohio. Memorial contributions in Rob's name are suggested to the Lake Erie Foundation, an organization dedicated to sustaining and protecting the waters of the lake Rob loved so much. http://www.lakeeriefoundation.org/donate. www.Nosek-McCreery.com
Jan 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Marie Lange, mother of Paul, Class of 1975, and Thomas, Class of 1978. Please keep the Lange family in your prayers. MARIE T. (McHale) LANGE (1927 - 2018) 91, of Avon Lake formerly of Lakewood. Beloved wife of the late John E. "Jack"; loving mother of Paul, Martha, Thomas, Caroline Szocs (Frank) and Emily Burt (Steve); devoted grandma of Alexandria and Natalie Szocs, Madeleine, Claire and John Burt; dear sister of William Arthur McHale and the late Martha Albertsen, John McHale, Bonnie Zatko, Joan Sitko and Ann Gallagher; sister in-law of Tom Lange. Passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve 2018. Marie's family would like to thank Crossroads Hospice and all of the staff at Independence Village for the tender loving care she received. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to the Facial Pain Association 22 SE Fifth Ave., Ste. D, Gainesville, FL 32601. Friends may call on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 3:00 - 7:00pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 163 AVON BELDEN RD., AVON LAKE, OH. Memorial Mass to be held at St. Joseph Church 32929 Lake RD., Avon Lake, OH 10:00am on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Private interment to be held at a later date. www.buschcares.com 440-933-3202.
Jan 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Margaret "Peg" Cachat (nee Perry) passed away on December 31, 2018 at the age of 99. Funeral arrangements are being planned for late January in the Cleveland area. Mrs. Cachat is the mother of Michael F. Cachat, Class of 1966, Dr. Paul Cachat, Class of 1967, Christopher Cachat, Class of 1971, grandmother of Jeffrey Cachat, Class of 1990, Michael P. Cachat, Class of 1998, Timothy Cachat, Class of 1999, and Patrick Cachat, Class of 2002, mother-in-law of Ronald Papajcik, Class of 1970. Please keep the Cachat and Papajcik families in your prayers. We will provide further information when available.
Jan 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gene Hogan, father of James, Class of 1977. Please keep the Hogan family in your prayers. GENE A. HOGAN age 87. Beloved husband of 64 years to Ann Claire "Nancy" (nee Greene). Loving father of John (Melanie), Kathleen (deceased), Michael, James (Colleen), and Maureen Loeser (Dave). Dear grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of one. Brother of the late Marilyn Marquard. U.S. Army Veteran. Passed away December 23, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Ladislas Church, (2345 Bassett Rd., Westlake) Friday December 28, at 11:00 AM. Interment Private. Friends may call in the church FRIDAY MORNING from 10:00 am until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made to the Monastery of Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH 44111.
Jan 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Martin "Marty" Mamone, son of Dominick Mamone, Class of 1974. Please keep the Mamone family in your prayers. MARTIN CORRIGAN MAMONE "MARTY", age 30, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018 of natural causes. Beloved son of Dominick Mamone (Sandra) and Kathleen Corrigan (Tim Deighton); loving brother of Mallory Williams (Maurice); dearest uncle of Emerson Williams; beloved nephew, cousin and dear friend of many. Marty was the master of Max, his dog. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan, enjoyed fishing and reading. He will be greatly missed by many. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Name High School where Marty was a proud graduate. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Coleman Church, 2027 W. 65 St., Cleveland, Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received at THE RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), SUNDAY 2-6 P.M.
Jan 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Raymond Kress, Class of 1964. Please keep the Kress family in your prayers. RAYMOND F. KRESS, 72, died on Christmas Eve after a long illness. Beloved husband of Mary-Sibyl (nee Russell) for 45 years. Loving father of John (Tanya), Holbrook (Cameron) and Kathleen (Michael). Dearest grandfather of Maria, Maximus and Olivia. Dear Brother of Irene (Bill) Furst. Family will receive friends Sunday 3-7 p.m. at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home 14768 Lorain Rd. Cleveland. Funeral Mass Monday at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 4341 E. 131 St. Garfield Hts. 44105. Friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. until Mass. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Family suggest contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Church(for accessibility project).Ohio Cattle Dog Rescue 12427 Eby Creston, OH 44217. Cleveland Montessori, 12510 Mayfield, Cleveland 44106. Online condolences at CORRIGANCRACIUNFUNERALHOME.COM.
Jan 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joe Graham, Class of 1963. Please keep the Graham family in your prayers. JOSEPH D. GRAHAM age 73, beloved husband of Patricia (nee Mangan); father of James P. (deceased) and Joseph P. (Karen); grandfather of Jordan, Makayla, Hailey, Hazel, Sheamus, Kevin, Alana and Nolan. Joe was a graduate of St. Edward High School Class of 1963 and Cleveland State University. He retired as a Claims Examiner for the U.S. Navy Finance Center. U.S. Army Veteran. Passed away suddenly December 27, 2018. Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, at 7 P.M. in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, where friends may call THURSDAY 4 P.M. UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE. www.chambersfuneral.com
Jan 2, 2019 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Eileen Kearns, mother of Sean, Class of 1988, grandmother of Liam Kearns, Class of 2022, and great-grandmother of Connor Beard, Class of 2019. Please keep the Kearns and Beard families in your prayers. EILEEN A. KEARNS (1928 - 2018) (nee Kelly), age 90, beloved wife of the late Gerald C.; loving mother of Michael (Beth), Rosemary Colleran (Dan), Sheila Lardomita (Angelo), Paul (Nancy), Tom (Trish), Theresa Kearns (James Crawford), Sean (Shannon), and the late Patricia and Joan Beard; dear grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 8; sister of Anna Mae Klonk (Ted, deceased); aunt, great-aunt, cousin, and friend of many. Passed away December 31, 2018. Funeral Mass Saturday, January 5, St. Patrick Church (West Park) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, FRIDAY 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Missionaries of St. Francis DeSales c/o Fr. Joseph Pednekar, 10204 Granger Rd., Garfield Hts., OH 44125 or Holy Family Home, 6707 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134 would be appreciated. www.chambersfuneral.com
Dec 24, 2018 Dear Faculty and Staff: Below is the death notice of Donna Meter, mother-in-law of Paul Mocho, Class of 1985 and St. Ed's Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Please keep the Meter and Mocho families in your prayers. DONNA J. METER (nee Payne), age 78. Cherished wife of the late Peter. Loving mother of Michael (Beth), Darlene Chervenak (Leonard) and Kathleen Mocho (Paul). Dearest grandmother of Kaitlin Sharp (Derek), Andrew Chervenak, Daniel Meter, Sarah Meter, Peter Mocho and Anna Mocho. Also survived by dear friends. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:00 AM December 28, 2018 St. John Neumann Church, 16271 Pearl Road. Interment Monday December 31, 2018 at 12:45 PM Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, (PLEASE MEET AT FRONT GATE). The family will receive friends THURSDAY 4 - 7:30 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).
Dec 21, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of David Brodnik, Class of 1966, father of Zak, Class of 2006, and brother of the late Ray, Class of 1963. Please keep the Brodnik family in your prayers. DAVID T. BRODNIK age 68. Beloved husband of Mary Lou (nee Bemak); loving father of Jason (Michelle), Jennifer Cool (Denny) and Zak (Samantha Bader); grandfather of Makayla, Madison and Matthew "Chewy" Roumph and Erika and Evan Brodnik; brother of Lenny (Cindy) and Ray (deceased) (Dolores); brother-in-law, uncle and friend of many. David was a CYO coach at Annunciation and Ascension Schools and Tri-League Baseball Association. Passed away unexpectedly in his sleep August 26, 2016. Funeral Service Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, where friends may call 2-4 AND 6 P.M. UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Dec 20, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Edward Koenig, Class of 1959, brother-in-law of Jim Ponstingle, Class of 1961. Please keep the Koenig and Ponstingle families in your prayers. Obituary of Edward Koenig Mass for Edward T. Koenig (77) of Bedford will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Good Shepherd Catholic Community in Colleyville, Texas. Edward passed away December 15, 2018 at his home in Bedford. He was born December 29, 1940 to Frank and Mary Moran Koenig in Cleveland, OH. Edward married Diane Haas July, 31, 1975 in Cleveland. He worked for S.P & B&N Railroad. Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 43 years Diane L. Haas Koenig of Bedford, children Grayton E Koenig and wife Liz, Mark M. Koenig and wife Susie, Kevin T. Koenig and wife Lynn and Kerrie L. Koenig, grandchildren Cameron, Parker, Alexandra, Kade and Garrett, siblings Frank Koenig and wife Betty, Margaret Koenig, Helen Keilman and husband Linc, Jim Koenig, Richard Koenig and wife Jean and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Edward Is preceded in death by sisters Kay Hines, Betty Slattery and Joan Colewell and sister-in-law Colette Koenig. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital - Bennett's Bash ATTN: Mallory Zarate Mallory.Zarate@stjude.org 972-812-7112.
Dec 20, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joseph Misencik, Class of 1954. Please keep the Misencik family in your prayers. JOSEPH A. MISENCIK age 82, of Avon and formerly of Lakewood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at St. John Medical Center, Westlake, from complications of a stroke. Joe was born June 10, 1936 in Cleveland to the late Joseph B. and Lucy M. (nee Zvolencak) Misencik. He was a 1954 graduate of St. Edward High School, Lakewood. He attended St. Edward University, Austin, Texas and completed his education at the former Fenn College, Cleveland. In 1965 Joe became a licensed funeral director, worked together with his father until his death in 1967, and continued to own and operate the Joseph Misencik Funeral Home in Lakewood. In 1982 Joe along with his wife Marilyn purchased the Garland Funeral Home, Amherst, now the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, and in 1996 they built the Misencik Funeral Home, Avon. The Misencik family has served families for four generations, which had eight funeral directors within the family. In his younger years, Joe was a ham radio operator with the call letters "W8NLX". In 1969 he received a private pilot license. Throughout his life he enjoyed traveling, especially to Canada, Florida and Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Joe was past president of the Cuyahoga Funeral Directors Association, past grand knight of Knights of Columbus Council 4891, Amherst, a current member of Knights of Columbus Fr. Ragen Council 3269, Avon, and Assembly 811 of Knights of Columbus, and the Civil Air Patrol of Lorain County. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marilyn T. (nee Hricovec), their children Mary Misencik Andras, Joseph M. (Christine) Misencik, Lucy A. (Bill) Greaney, Anita M. Misencik, grandchildren, Ben (Kelly Colbert) Burik, Katy (Mike) Foutz, Jennifer, Jacquelyn, and Julia Misencik, Lucy, Mary, and Gregory Greaney, Nicholas, Theresa, Noah Smirz, great grandchildren Hayden, Samantha, and Jacob Foutz, sisters Rose M. Mayton of Pittsburgh and Anne J. Dancik of Amherst, sisters-in-law Dorothy and Connie Hricovec, both of Avon, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sisters Gertrude M. Sinchak, Agnes M. Chinchar, and Sr. Therese Misencik SBS. Family will receive friends Friday, 2-9 p.m., at the Misencik Funeral Home, 36363 Detroit Road, Avon. Closing prayers will be 9 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home followed by 10 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2640 Stoney Ridge Road, Avon. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org. Vicnaja Pamjat.
Dec 19, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Catherine Schneider, mother of John McCarthy, Class of 1980. Please keep the Schneider family in your prayers. CATHERINE A. (KELLY) SCHNEIDER (nee Kelly), "Kay", age 85. Beloved wife of the late George McCarthy and Leonard Schneider; mother of Michael McCarthy (deceased), Kate McCarthy (Richard Cole) and John McCarthy (Missy); stepmother of Dorothy Moehle, Leonard Schneider (Elaine), Donna Streszoff (Scott) and Mark Schneider (Donna); grandmother of Veronica and Georgia Cole; Julia, Hannah, Moira, Liam and Finn McCarthy; Clint Moehle; Kimberly Palese, Chris, Andrew, Dan, Scott, Matthew, Taylor and Jake Schneider; great-grandmother of many; sister of the late Margaret Mary McGovern and Martin Kelly; aunt and great-aunt of many. Kay was the class president of the St. Joseph Academy Class of 1951. Passed away December 16, 2018. Funeral Mass Friday, December 21, St. Joseph Church (32929 Lake Rd., Avon Lake) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., THURSDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. The family suggests contributions in her memory to any animal rescue. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Dec 19, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Kaiser, father of Tom, Class of 1966, Larry, Class of 1967, Joe, Class of 1981, and the late Jim, Class of 1975. Please keep the Kaiser family in your prayers. ROBERT J. KAISER Sr. age 97, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Audrey Frances (nee Hawke); Loving father of Robert J. Jr. (Denise), J. Thomas (Laurel), Lawrence W. (Helen), James E. (deceased) (LaVerne) and Joseph F. (Mona); dear grandfather,great grandfather, brother and uncle. Bob was a 1938 graduate of St. Ignatius HS and a US Navy WW II Veteran. He was President of Industrial Credit, Serra Club West and longtime crossing guard for the Bay Village Schools, parishioner and volunteer for many years at St. Raphael Church in Bay Village. Funeral Mass, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village), Friday, Dec. 28th at 10:30 am. Interment private for family at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOMEOF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.), THURSDAY Dec. 27th from 4-7 pm. Family Suggests memorial contributions to a charity of one's choice.
Dec 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Theresa Condrich, mother of Mark, Class of 1978, and Terry, Class of 1983, grandmother of Luke Condrich, Class of 2017, Daniel Condrich, Class of 2020, Abraham Condrich, Class of 2022, and Samuel Condrich, Class of 2022. Please keep the Condrich family in your prayers. THERESA CONDRICH (nee Forte), age 92, beloved wife of the late John (WWII Army veteran); mother of Michael (deceased), Mark (Kathy), Jim (Marion), John, Terry (Roseanne) and Mary McArdle (Scott); grandmother of 11, great grandmother of Mia; daughter of the late Mary and Angelo Forte; sister of the late Mary, Vincenza, May, Jenny, Danny (WWII Army veteran), Pete (WWII Navy veteran) and Joe (WWII Air Force veteran); aunt and great aunt of many. Passed away December 15, 2018. Funeral Mass Friday, December 21, St. Patrick Church (West Park) at 11 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS FRIDAY 9 A.M. until time of Mass. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jack Mulhall Center for Sober Living, 4395 Rocky River Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44135. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Dec 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Roger Weist, Class of 1970, brother Jim Kerrigan, Class of 1962, James Weist, Class of 1968, Robert Weist, Class of 1972, and the late Joseph Kerrigan, Class of 1955. Please keep the Weist and Kerrigan families in your prayers. ROGER STANTON WEIST one of the most beloved members of Cleveland's Irish community, passed away on Dec. 13, 2018. Roger's tireless efforts advocating for Irish human and civil rights and his unparalleled passion for Irish culture and music, earned the WRUW FM 91.1 music director and Beyond the Pale radio host countless honors, awards and accolades. Co- founder of the Ohio MacBride Principles Coalition, Roger earned the distinction as a prominent and trusted voice in support of enactment of the MacBride Principles, engaging with national and international dignitaries and organizations, including President Bill Clinton and his senior advisors and the National Security Council. Roger is a life member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians and served as an active member of Cleveland's Great Hunger Memorial Committee, Cleveland Heritage Foundation, Gaelic Athletic Association, Greater Cleveland Feis Society, Greater Cleveland Emerald Civic Society, West Side Irish American Club, Irish American Club - East Side, Irish Northern Aid Committee and Ohio Irish Congress. Roger was touched by the many honors bestowed upon him, including his appointment as Grand Marshall of Cleveland's 175th St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2017. He also served as parade co-chair in 1989, was named Cleveland's Irish Person of the Year in 1990 and Hibernian of the Year in 2000. He received the Irish American Partnership Citizenship Award in 2001 the Commodore John Barry Award from the Ancient Order of Hibernians Ohio state board in 2015. But Roger's true love and legacy are his family, including his parents, the late Angela Catherine Stanton Weist Kerrigan, Robert Weist and James Kerrigan and 17 siblings: The late Joseph Kerrigan (the late Geraldine), Rosemary Eyerman (the late John), Shirley Libbey (Eb), Ruth Keefe (Tim), Jim Kerrigan (Sandra), Paul Kerrigan (Natalie), Loretta Baird, James Weist (Patricia), Mary Hanna (Jerry), Eileen Crable (Harry), William Kerrigan (Kathleen), Pat Kerrigan (Carol), Robert Weist (Christine), Carol Gilligan Chack (Dennis), Sheila Harrison (Daniel), Mary Therese Mullen (John) and Angela Lawrence (Rusty). An uncle of 58 and great uncle of 104, Roger's quick wit, gentle soul, infectious laugh and seemingly endless sense of adventure made an indelible mark on all those whose lives he touched. Friends may call at the Berry - McGreevey Funeral Home, 26691 Detroit Road (one mile west of Columbia Rd.) Westlake 2-8 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass will be held on Tues., Dec. 18, 11:00 am at St. Patrick's Church, 3602 Bridge Ave., Cleveland. The family requests all attending the funeral mass go directly to St. Patrick's. Donations to the ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS-BERRY/BOLAND DIVISION C/O J.KILBANE 22830 DETROIT RD.ROCKY RIVER OHIO 44116.
Dec 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Carol Bush, wife of John "Jack" Bush, Class of 1955. Please keep the Bush family in your prayers. CAROL J. BUSH (nee Rassie), age 81, beloved wife of Jack; dearest mother of Nancy Borchelt (Mark), Julie Bush, John Bush (Ann), and Amy Bush; loving grandmother of Hannah and Luke Borchelt, and Margo and Jacqueline Bush; dearest sister of Marilyn Mars, Robert Rassie (Georgeanna, deceased), Jacqueline Discenza (Anthony, deceased), Catherine Rassie, and Joanne Rassie. Carol passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018. Memorial contributions may be made to Malachi House, 2810 Clinton Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 21369 Center Ridge Rd., Fairview Park from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River at 11 am on Monday, December 17, 2018. 440-333-9774, www.buschcares.com.
Dec 15, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Abigail Clare Sammon, sister of the late Albert Schneider '54, mother of Jim Sammon '87, Bill Sammon '84, John Sammon '80, Mark Sammon '77, the late Jeffrey Sammon '76, Albert Sammon '74 and grandmother of Marty Sammon '06. Mrs. Sammon devoted many years of support to St. Edward High School as President of the Mother's Club and as a longtime member of Holy Cross Society. St. Ed's educated all six of her sons and her late husband Martin J. Sammon was a former Trustee. Please keep the Sammon and Schneider families in your prayers. ABIGAIL CLARE SAMMON (nee Schneider) April 20, 1935 - Dec 13, 2018 Abigail Clare Sammon passed peacefully after a brief illness on December 13th to be welcomed in heaven by a chorus of angels and a joyous reception, a day shy of the 23rd anniversary of her mother, Dorothy Schneider's, death on Dec 14,1995. Abigail lived a life oriented towards others. She married the love of her life, Martin J. Sammon (d. July 27, 1996) on April 23, 1955, and spent the first year and a half of marriage with Marty in the US Army where he served as a Lieutenant in Ulm, Germany. Marty and Abby were very much in love and compatible. As a result of that compatibility, they had 10 children in 12 years. All of her children were at her bedside as she slipped the bonds of this world to be welcomed in her new life by Marty and their son, Jeff (d. Oct. 20, 1982). Many have long been blessed with her extraordinary graces, poise, and wise counsel and relied on her in myriad ways to reflect saintly virtues. She was involved extensively beyond her family in her community and the Church. Abby devoted more than 35 years to the Christ Child Society of Cleveland, serving as its President and Treasurer, and serving on the National Board of the Christ Child Society, and the board of Catholic Charities of Cleveland. She was an active member of Saint Raphael Church, having served in many roles over the years, most recently as Lector. She devoted many years of support to St. Edward High School as President of the Mother's Club and as a longtime member of Holy Cross Society. St. Ed's educated all six of her sons and her late husband Martin J. Sammon was a former Trustee. She served as Foreman of the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury, and as President of the Cuyahoga County Women's Auxiliary of the Bar Association. In recent years, her interest in history, learned at the knee of her father, Cletus Schneider, had her serve as the Treasurer of the Bay Village Historical Society. Abigail was educated at Saint Augustine Academy (Class of 1953) and Barat College in Chicago. She earned a degree in finance from Baldwin Wallace College in 1982. Her whirlwind 2 week decline ended in a glorious departure with cause for both sorrow as well as celebration. We will forever honor her amongst the Saints as an example of how to live well, ladylike and generously for others as wife, mother, companion, confidant, grandmother, great-grandmother, volunteer and friend. The Sammon Family mourns not simply as a family having lost a mother, but because a community has lost a guiding light and anchor. We invite friends to celebrate her life. Abigail is survived by 9 of her ten children: Albert C "Al" (Mary Ann); Kathryn C "Casey" Long (Jeff); Martin Jeffrey "Jeff" (d. 10.20.82); Mark T (Cathy); Mary D Kramer (Chris); John P; Ellen M Carson (Joe); Abigail A "Gail" Scruggs (Stewart) Stewart Scruggs; William "Bill"; James P "Jim" (Jennifer). She is survived by 25 grandchildren: Alison Sammon; Katie Gertz; Jeff Sammon; Claire Conarro; Marty Long; Kevin Long; Holly Moore; Alyssa Kelly; Marty Sammon; Max Kramer; Meredith Kramer; Thomas Kramer; Jeanne Miller; Dan Sammon; Mike Sammon; Jac Carson; Keeley Carson; Aubrey Carson; Sam Carson; Coe Scruggs; Rachel Scruggs; Patrick Scruggs; Joe Sammon; Jimmy Sammon; Sean Sammon, And 9 Great Grandkids: Olivia Sammon; Amelia Gertz; Emma Conarro; Ellie Sammon; James Sammon; Ava Kelly; Abigail Kelly; Connor Kelly; Jackson Miller. The family will receive guests at McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) between 12:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, December 16th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am in Monday, December 17th at Saint Raphael Church in Bay Village. In lieu of flowers, suggested contributions can be made to the Christ Child Society of Cleveland [7901 Detroit Ave., Suite 300, Cleveland, OH 44102 or the Martin Jeffrey Sammon Memorial Scholarship at St. Edward High School [13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107]. Donations can be made online here.
Dec 14, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Una Ellis, mother of Dr. John Ellis, Class of 1977, and the late Brian, Class of 1973. Please keep the Ellis' family in your prayers. UNA M. ELLIS (nee McCaughey), age 93, (native of Skerris, Dublin, Ireland). Beloved wife of 69 years to John J.; mother of Dr. John Ellis (Julie), Brian (deceased) (Eileen) and Kathleen (deceased); grandmother of Elliot, Jennifer, Christine and Tatyana; great-grandmother of four; sister of the late Maureen Wathall; aunt, great-aunt and friend of many. Una was honored as the 2013 United Irish Societies Mother of the Year for the Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade. She was a longtime Irish dance teacher and was inducted into the North American Feis Commission Hall of Fame and was a longtime adjudicator for the United States, Canada and Ireland. Passed away December 12, 2018. Funeral Mass Monday, December 17, The Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., SUNDAY 1-5 P.M. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Dec 14, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Donald E. Serafino, Class of 1983, brother of James Serafino, Class of 1986. Please keep the Serafino family in your prayers. DONALD E. SERAFINO age 53. Beloved husband of 10 1/2 years to Kathi Griffin (nee Schaub); father of Jennifer Serafino, Tiffany Cox, Gabrielle Wawiernia, Michael Griffin and Alexander Griffin; grandfather of Emmalynn Cox, Harper and Owen Wawiernia; brother of James (Linda); uncle of Jessica and Amanda; friend of many. Passed away unexpectedly December 12, 2018. Funeral Service Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3:00 PM. in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS where friends may call SUNDAY 12 NOON UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Singing Angels, 3615 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 or to the Ashtabula A.P.L., 5970 Green Rd. Ashtabula, OH 44004.
Dec 13, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rodger Fallon, grandfather of Ryan Fallon, Class of 2013, Kyle Fallon, Class of 2016, and Nathan Fallon, Class of 2022. Please keep the Fallon family in your prayers. RODGER FALLON age 86, (native of Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland). Beloved husband of the late Teresa (nee O'Malley); father of Roger (deceased) (Sherry), Michael (Kathleen) and Maureen (deceased); grandfather of Roger, Daniel, Ryan, Kyle and Nathan Fallon; brother of Patricia O'Donnell and the late John, Joan and Tom; uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Rodger was past president of the West Side Irish American Club and proprietor of the Castlebar Inn that was located in Kamms Corners. Passed away December 7, 2018. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for Rodger's Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 15, St. Patrick Church (3602 Bridge Ave., Cleveland 44113) at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 50 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND (216) 251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Dec 7, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James Buttle, father-in-law of Charlie MacMillan, Class of 1981. Please keep the Buttle and MacMillan families in your prayers. JAMES L. BUTTLE age 78, born in Elyria, OH. April 4, 1940. Devoted husband of 54 years to Judy (nee Swain); loving father of Kelly MacMillan (Charlie) of Bay Village, and Scott (Geena) of Chicago, IL.; dear grandpa of Jacob, Owen, Corey and Kyle MacMillan; brother of Edward (Trish), Nancy Reed (deceased) (Richard), Donald (Chris), Charles (Julie), William (deceased) and Kenneth (deceased); uncle of many; son of the late Robert and Ruth. Jim was an Elyria High School graduate in 1958 and Ohio University graduate in 1964 with a degree in Civil Engineering and received his P.E. license in 1968. Passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Funeral Services Saturday, Dec. 15th, Bay United Methodist Church (Lake and Bassett Roads, Bay Village) at 11:00 am. Family will receive friends at Church Prior to Services SATURDAY MORNING from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Family suggests memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Association of Cleveland, 23215 Commerce Park #300, Beachwood, OH 44122 or Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140.
Dec 6, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patricia Foley, mother of James, Class of 1980, the late Daniel, Class of 1977, grandmother of Avery Scott, Class of 2006, and sister-in-law of John Foley, Class of 1953. Patricia's daughter, Mary Ellen Scott, was a former teacher at St. Eds. Please keep the Foley and Scott families in your prayers. PATRICIA C. FOLEY (nee Tryon), Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Daniel E. Foley Jr.; loving mother of Kathleen, Mary Ellen Scott, Daniel (deceased), James (Elaine) and Martha Keenan (Tom); dear grandma of Ian, Avery, Christine, Daniel V., Thomas, Elizabeth, Riley and Daniel J.; survived by her brothers Larry and Brother John and sisters Joyce, Barb, Peggy, Marlene, Carlene and Debi. Passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Ladislas Church 2345 Bassett Rd. Monday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) SUNDAY 2-5 P.M. Family suggests memorial contributions to St. Vincent de Paul Society 1404 E. 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44114 or Crossroads Hospice 9775 Rockside Rd. #270 Cleveland, OH 44125.
Dec 5, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Herbert Frantz, father of Dr. Martin Frantz, Class of 1983, grandfather of Kyle Frantz, Class of 2001, Nathan Frantz, Class of 2006, Brent Frantz, Class of 2011, and Maximilian Frantz, Class of 2013. Please keep the Frantz family in your prayers. HERBERT JOSEPH FRANTZ 86 of Parma. Beloved husband of Emma (nee Engel) for 65 years; cherished father of Mark (Cynthia), Matthew (Julie), Michael (Denise) and Martin (Deann) Frantz; loving grandfather of Kyle (Meg), Erin (Russell) Lake, Michael (Mallory), Nathan (Anne), Daniel (Monica), James, Kara, Lina (Donavon) Duff, Brent, Maximilian, Madeline and Mary Claire; Opa of eight great grandchildren. Survived by his twin sister Helen Nemec (Richard, deceased) and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters and brothers-in-law Eleanor (Dan) Peders and Ethel (Frank) Linek. Herb was a graduate of West Tech High School where he played football and wrestled. He was an avid gardener. He retired from Ford Motor Co. after working 35 years as a pattern maker and his legacy of hard work is carried on in his children. Herbert passed away December 1, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Parish Memorial Fund, 5891 Ridge Rd., Parma OH 44129. Visitation will be held from 2-7pm on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Thursday at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 5891 Ridge Rd., Parma (please meet at church). Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park. (440)842-7800 www.buschcares.com
Dec 4, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Donnelly, daughter of Judge John Donnelly, Class of 1961. Please keep the Donnelly family in your prayers. MARY COLETTE DONNELLY (age 51), died unexpectedly of natural causes on November 27, 2018. Loving mother of John R. Bouic and Matthew D. Bouic. Beloved daughter of Judge John and Ellen (nee Spitzer) Donnelly. Dear sister of Judge Michael P. Donnelly (Nancy Howe), and Timothy F. Donnelly; dear aunt of Caroline J. and Timothy D. Donnelly; cherished cousin of many. Funeral Mass Friday, December 7, at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, at 11:00am. (Please meet at church.) Private interment at a later date. FRIENDS MAY CALL IN THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD., (west of Columbia) THURSDAY 3-7 PM. Memorial contributions suggested to NAMI Greater Cleveland, 2012 W. 25th St., #600, Cleveland, OH 44113
Dec 3, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Lang, Class of 1962, brother of the late James Lang, Class of 1968. Please keep the Lang family in your prayers. JOHN CONWAY LANG 74, passed away surrounded by his family November 30th, 2018 at the Cleveland Clinic after heroically fighting leukemia. His determination and happy heart were relentless! He was born in Lakewood, California on October 9th, 1944 to the late Colletta and Russell Lang. Beloved husband of Kathleen Mary Lang (Walchli) for 46 years; loving father to Michael John (Brandy) and Brian William (Sarah). John was the wonderful grandfather to Michael, Jacob, and Grace; Henry, William, and Alice. He was a brother to the late Gene, late James, and Colletta as well as an uncle to many. John graduated from St. Edward High School, Kent State University, and Cleveland State University where he earned a Masters in Mathematics. He taught Mathematics and Drivers Education at Lakewood High School for 37 years. He also worked for the Ohio Department of Education and was an independent Insurance Agent. In addition to raising his family in Westlake, John was active in Boy Scouts, St. Ignatius Band, coaching, and volunteering at the Cleveland Marathon for years. John and Kathleen loved to travel, bowl, and belong to dance clubs. John's favorite hobby was gardening. John had such a kind heart. He passed on a wonderful sense of values, faith, and acceptance of others and he was always ready with a helping hand. We count our blessings for the years we had him in our lives and he will live forever locked safely in our hearts. Funeral Mass Wednesday December 5, St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Rd. at 12:30 PM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD., TUESDAY 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to your favorite charity, the American Cancer Society, or the Cleveland Clinic.
Nov 29, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Frank Giganti, father of Mario, Class of 1990. Please keep the Giganti family in your prayers. FRANK J GIGANTI age 76. Beloved partner of Sue Oswick and former husband of Kitty; loving father of Mario C (Kimberly), Sam (Maija), Jon (Michelle); step-father of Doug, Henry (Carissa) and Liz; cherished "Papa G" of Michael, Vincent, Samuel, Emilia, Gabe, Reese and Emerson Giganti, Hannah and Brennan Oswick; dear son of the late Mario and Rose; treasured brother of the late Charles and Sam; caring cousin, uncle and friend of many. Frank was a retired Professor at LCCC and an active alumni of Phi Delta Theta at Bowling Green State University. Friends may call at THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 W. AURORA RD. (OH RTE 82), SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION FRIDAY 4-8 P.M. Funeral Saturday 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at St. Basil Catholic Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery.
Nov 28, 2018 Below is the death notice of Angeline Bauman, mother-in-law of Steven Orbany, Class of 1980, and grandmother of Matthew Orbany, Class of 2015. Please keep the Bauman and Orbany families in your prayers. Angeline Bernadette Bauman, (nee Fisher), age 92, a longtime resident of Saddle Oak Club in Ocala Florida, died, Friday, November 23rd. She was welcomed into heaven by her loving husband of over 45 years, Louis E. Bauman, and her grandson, Michael Edward Orbany. Born in Flint, Michigan and preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Joseph Fisher; brothers, Edward and Bernard and sisters, Mary Pintek and Virginia Earl. Survived by her daughters, Rene' (Rick Zona) and Georgianne (Steven Orbany) and grandson, Matthew Orbany. Angie will be greatly missed by her extended family, including her sister in law, Edna Kelley, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Angie began her career as an administrative assistant with AC Delco Sparkplug Division/General Motors. Soon after she married Lou, they began their life together as a dedicated Buick Motor Division family. This journey took them from Flint, Michigan to Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Grand Blanc, Michigan and finally to Cleveland, Ohio. Their retirement brought them to Ocala, Florida, where they lived and traveled around the world, which included a private audience with Pope Paul VI. They welcomed many family and friends to their homes over the years. Angie enjoyed memberships in church guilds, wives of VFW, playing golf, and gardening. Her creativity and talents were truly reflected in the one of a kind, arts and crafts projects she created for all seasons. Her family and friends near and far, loved receiving her homemade Christmas cards each and every year. In addition, Angie was a competitive league bowler throughout her entire life. Her claim to fame was bowling a perfect game at age 90 and continued to throw a 10 pound bowling bowl up until 2 months prior to her passing. Angie's kindness and heartfelt smile were a reflection of her enduring devotion to the Catholic faith. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, November 29th, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Robert's Funeral Home West, 6241 SW State Rd. 200, Ocala, FL, 34476. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW State Rd 200, Ocala, FL. An interment will follow Mass at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to, "Miracles in Memory of Michael Fund", to support pediatric cancer research, at the St. Baldrick's Foundation: https://www.stbaldrick's.org/hero-funds/miraclesformichael. Donations by check can be mailed to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, 1333 South Mayflower, Suite 400, Monrovia, CA 91016. (Please make the check out to St. Baldrick's and note Fund 10 in the memo line).
Nov 26, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is information from Colleen Donahue on the death of her husband, David Donahue, Class of 1958. Please keep the Donahue family in your prayers. Lt. Col. David F. Donahue, graduate of 1958, passed away November 6, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Colleen H. Donahue, two children Maureen D. Biss and Patrick Michael Donahue. Dave and Colleen had just moved from Wyoming to Florida one month prior to his death, but he did get to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather, briefly. Submitted by, Colleen Donahue
Nov 20, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Theodore J. "Ted" Tippy, father of Gerald, Class of 1979, Daniel, Class of 1982, Ron, Class of 1985, Kenneth, Class of 1992, and grandfather of Bobby, Class of 2017. Please keep the Tippy family in your prayers. Theodore J. "Ted" Tippy, age 79. Beloved husband of 58 years to Carol (nee Kolbenschlag). Dearest father of Jerry (Christina), Dan (Laura), Ron (Aileen Andrews) and Ken (Sherry). Loving grandfather of Jeffrey (Jen), Matthew, Kyle (Claudia), Alyssa (Dustin), Katie, R.J., Kenny, Kevin (Sarah), Bobby, Lindsay Kovanitz, Shawna Hanks and Karisa David. Dear great grandfather of 8. Loving brother of the late Gerald Walter (deceased). VISITATION, MON. NOV. 19, 10:00-10:30 AM FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY THE MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL, 10:30 AM AT ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, 12700 PEARL RD. STRONGSVILLE. INTERMENT, HOLY CROSS CEMETERY. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com
Nov 16, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patricia Maffo, mother of Tim Maffo-Judd, Class of 2001. Please keep the Maffo and Judd families in your prayers. Patricia E Maffo was born on March 17, 1953 in Cleveland, OH and passed away on November 14, 2018 in Rocky River, Ohio. Visitation November 20, 2018 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Craciun Berry Funeral Home 7200 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH Funeral Mass November 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 6928 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH
Nov 9, 2018 DAVID WILLIAM KELLY age 61, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends. David bravely accepted his diagnoses of Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), choosing to live his life to the fullest, always filled with joy and gratitude. Cherished husband of Michelle (nee Carter) for 28 years; loving and proud father of sons, Ian and Jacob; dear brother of Kathleen Bunetta (Bill) and Brian Kelly (Theresa); beloved son-in-law of James and Joanne Carter; fond brother-in-law of Rebecca Rumsey (Jim), Jim Carter (Suzanne), Gretchen Evard (Jim) and Matthew Carter (Missy); devoted uncle of 15; great-uncle of three; dearest friend of many. May he rest in peace with his beloved parents, Robert and Alice (nee Telzrow). David was a beloved pastoral musician at St. Charles Borromeo Church for over 30 years and was honored to share his musical gifts for the greater honor and glory of God. He will be dearly missed. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Holy Family Hospice for their loving care of David. Those wishing to make a donation in David's memory, may do so to Holy Family Hospice, The Donna Smallwood Activities Center, St. Charles Borromeo Church, St. Mary Seminary or to the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received at RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), SUNDAY 3-8 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Nov 9, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kenneth Charvat, Class of 1977, brother of the Frank Charvat, Class of 1975, uncle of Brandon Cook, Class of 2005, and brother-in-law of David Cook, Class of 1990, and James Cook, Class of 1977. Please keep the Charvat and Cook families in your prayers. Kenneth J. Charvat (1959 - 2018), age 59, passed away Nov. 7, 2018 at Hospice House surrounded by his family. He was born July 18, 1959 in Cleveland. Ken was a U.S. Marine Corps and Army veteran. He worked in Information Technology at Kaman Industrial Tech Corp. Ken is the beloved husband of Margaret (nee Cook); loving father of Matthew (Leigh), Andrew (fiancée, Ellen), and David; grandfather of Anna, Jonathan, and Baby C; son of Margaret J. and the late Frank Charvat; brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Rd. in Mentor. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. The Family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, 37433 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, Ohio 44192.
Nov 8, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patricia Schuler, wife of John Schuler, Class of 1978. Please keep the Schuler family in your prayers. PATRICIA ANNE SCHULER (nee Reddy), Age 56. Beloved wife of John; loving mother of Sean (Erin), Sarah Hurley (Timothy) and Brendan (Kellie); grammy of Connor, Cara, Timmy and Jake; daughter of James P. Sr. (deceased) and Barbara (nee O'Malley); dear sister of James P. Jr., Anne Collins, Tim (Kim) and Elizabeth Carmody (Jim); aunt of Courtney, Kelsey and Griffin; Lauren and Holly; Kristin; Lindsey; Mike and Mark; sister-in-law of Brian and Sue Schuler; daughter-in-law of John and Eileen (deceased) Schuler. Devoted and loving hero, wife, mother, kind and fun loving grammy, sister, daughter, mother-in-law and aunt; secret keeper; selfless, hard worker, wonderful baker, caregiver who loved to read. A beautiful and brave spirit who treasured her family and was a cherished friend to many. Passed away Thursday, November 1. Funeral Mass St. Angela Merici Church 20970 Lorain Rd. Saturday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. Interment private. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) FRIDAY 3-7 P.M. The Schuler family would like to thank the caring staff of the Cleveland Clinic ICU and Lifebanc. Family suggests memorial contributions to Lifebanc 4775 Richmond Rd. Cleveland, OH 44128.
Nov 8, 2018 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Carol O'Toole, mother of Martin and Timothy who attended St. Eds and would have graduated in 1977 and 1976, respectively. Also, grandmother of Daniel Nageotte, Class of 2008. Please keep the O'Toole and Nageotte families in your prayers. CAROLE C. O'TOOLE (1932-2018) (nee Reitz) age 85. Beloved mother of Therese Nageotte (Tom), Martin (Ruth), Timothy (Therese), Mary Patricia and Michael (Carla Nuti); grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of Alyssa; sister of Doris Toth (Jim, deceased), Margaret Geising (Bill) and the late Patricia Fondy (Claude), Mary Baumeister and Ellen Reitz; aunt and great-aunt of many. Passed away August 19, 2018. Funeral Mass Thursday, August 23, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, WEDNESDAY 3-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Our Lady of the Wayside, 38135 Colorado Ave., Avon, OH 44011 or the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111.
Nov 8, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Carol O'Toole, mother of Martin and Timothy who attended St. Eds and would have graduated in 1977 and 1976, respectively. Also, grandmother of Daniel Nageotte, Class of 2008. Please keep the O'Toole and Nageotte families in your prayers. CAROLE C. O'TOOLE (1932-2018) (nee Reitz) age 85. Beloved mother of Therese Nageotte (Tom), Martin (Ruth), Timothy (Therese), Mary Patricia and Michael (Carla Nuti); grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of Alyssa; sister of Doris Toth (Jim, deceased), Margaret Geising (Bill) and the late Patricia Fondy (Claude), Mary Baumeister and Ellen Reitz; aunt and great-aunt of many. Passed away August 19, 2018. Funeral Mass Thursday, August 23, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, WEDNESDAY 3-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Our Lady of the Wayside, 38135 Colorado Ave., Avon, OH 44011 or the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111.
Nov 7, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Paul Smihal, Class of 1959. Please keep the Smihal family in your prayers. Paul A. Smihal, 77, of Port Austin, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2018 under hospice care at St. Roch's Rectory. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 21, 1941 to the late Anthony J. and Lauretta (Brinda) Smihal. Paul was an accountant for many years and owned and operated Smihal & Company. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church/Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Port Austin and a member of the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club. Paul is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Smihal; his children: Paula Weidig and her husband, Owen; Jackie Gleason and her partner, John Dale; Tony Smihal and his wife, Ann Marie; Norma Smihal and her husband, Marshall and Stephen Smihal and his wife, Jessica. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Beth Shimola and her husband, Howard and Christine Widrich and her husband, Ira; nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan. A Memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at St. Michael's Church in Port Austin with Fr. Craig Carolan officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. A gathering will be at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be offered to St. Roch Church/Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish or to Heartland Hospice. Condolences can be shared at www.maclapinefuneralhome.com
Nov 7, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas Keefe II, Class of 1970. Please keep the Keefe family in your prayers. THOMAS A. KEEFE II beloved husband of Morag (nee MacMorran), father of Molly (Lola), Brynn (George) and Megan (James), Pops of Sarah Rose, Lillian and Mavis. Dear brother, uncle and friend of many. Memorial service Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 PM at Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian, 3031 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 44118. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Forest Hill Church.
Nov 7, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of George Kimble, father of Shawn, Class of 1997, and grandfather of Parker Kaesgen, Class of 2018. Please keep the Kimble and Kaesgen families in your prayers. George Robert Kimble, age 68, of North Ridgeville, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Webster Springs, West Virginia and had been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 64 years. George honorably served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He owned and operated Kimble Construction for 35 years before retiring in 2016. He also owned and operated Center Ridge Storage from 1997 to the present. He was a member of the VFW Post 7647 in North Olmsted. George enjoyed traveling, gardening and loved to spend time with his grandchildren, attending every event that they were involved in. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Barbara (nee McMillen); daughter, Heather (Jonathan) Kaesgen of North Ridgeville; son, Shawn (Selena) Kimble of North Ridgeville; grandchildren, Parker and George Hayden Kaesgen, Alessandra and Gavin Kimble; four brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne Luther and Lena I. (nee Marco) Kimble; a brother and two sisters. Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Stephen Long, George's nephew, will officiate. Burial at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to North Ridgeville Community Care, 34015 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, OH 44039.
Nov 5, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Paul Gabele, Class of 1956, brother of Robert, Class of 1969. Please keep the Gabele family in your prayers. Paul Gabele, 80, an architect, builder and developer who with government and nonprofit agencies helped to provide housing in Latin America and Africa, died August 14 at a hospital in Reston, Virginia. Mr. Gable was born in Cleveland and had lived in Reston since 1970. From 1980 to 1994 with the help of the nonprofit Cooperative Housing Foundation International, Mr. Gabele worked on new and upgraded housing in Egypt, Swaziland And El Salvador. Earlier he had worked on housing and shelter projects in Latin America and Africa under the auspices of the Peace Corps, the US agency for International Development and other organizations. He retired in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Anne Marie; son, Eric; daughter, Jennifer; and four grandchildren.
Nov 5, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Edward Olbrys, Jr., Class of 1959. Please keep the Olbrys' family in your prayers. Edward C. Olbrys Jr., age 77. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Campbell); dear father of Christine Olbrys and Patricia Schenk (Jeffrey); loving grandfather of James (Jennifer), Jackie and Brian Fandrich; great-grandfather of Brayden Fandrich. 27 year member of Lakewood Elks and former Trustee. Passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Clement Church Lincoln and Madison Ave. Monday November 5 at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. SUNDAY 2-5 P.M. Family suggests memorial contributions to American Lung Association 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd. N. Cleveland, OH 44131.
Nov 5, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Paul Wirtz, Class of 1972, brother of Mark, Class of 1974, John, Class of 1976, David, Class of 1978, Kevin, Class of 1979, and Carl, Class of 1981. Please keep the Wirtz family in your prayers. PAUL F. WIRTZ, age 64, beloved husband for 37 years of Christina M.; loving father of Katherine Wirtz (fiancé Joshua Arnall) and Emily Wirtz (fiancé Matthew Grabowski); cherished son of Bernard F. and Mary Ann; dearest brother of Bernard, Mark, John, David, Kevin, and Carl Wirtz, Mary Ann Mack, Rebecca Lawson, and Michael Wirtz; dear uncle and great-uncle of many. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Paul to Navy Marine Corp Relief Society or U.S. Naval Academy Foundation. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Celebration of Life Service Sunday, November 4, 2018 at THE FUNERAL HOME at 3 PM. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Paul at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) SUNDAY 12-3 PM. Online obituary and guestbook at www.DeJohnCares.com.
Nov 3, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Michael J. "Jim" Bakos, Class of 1959. Jim is the brother in law of Raymond Kasl (deceased), Class of 1954 and Kenneth Kasl, Class of 1957. Jim is also the uncle of Russell Kasl, Class of 1987 and Joseph Kasl, Class of 1999. Please keep the Makos and Kasl families in your prayers. Michael James "Jim" Bakos, age 77; beloved husband of Elaine (nee Kasl) for 53 years; loving father of Mitchell Joseph (Karen), Gregory James (Marianne) and Amy Marie Iannello; dearest grandfather of Simon, Annemarie, James and Clare Bakos, Xavier, Aaron and Macey Iannello. Jim was a graduate of St. Edward High School and Cleveland State University, retired from IBM and was a past president of Parma Golf Association. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the compassionate caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Columbkille Church, 6740 Broadview Rd., Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received at THE RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), SUNDAY 1-5 P.M.
Nov 3, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Michael J. "Jim" Bakos, Class of 1959. Jim is the brother in law of Raymond Kasl (deceased), Class of 1954 and Kenneth Kasl, Class of 1957. Jim is also the uncle of Russell Kasl, Class of 1987 and Joseph Kasl, Class of 1999. Please keep the Makos and Kasl families in your prayers. Michael James "Jim" Bakos, age 77; beloved husband of Elaine (nee Kasl) for 53 years; loving father of Mitchell Joseph (Karen), Gregory James (Marianne) and Amy Marie Iannello; dearest grandfather of Simon, Annemarie, James and Clare Bakos, Xavier, Aaron and Macey Iannello. Jim was a graduate of St. Edward High School and Cleveland State University, retired from IBM and was a past president of Parma Golf Association. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the compassionate caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Columbkille Church, 6740 Broadview Rd., Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received at THE RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), SUNDAY 1-5 P.M.
Nov 2, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Donald Gresbach, Jr., father of James, Class of 1981. Please keep the Gresbach family in your prayers. DONALD J. GRESBACH, JR., 80, of Catawba Island, passed away, Tuesday, October 30. 2018 at his home. Don was born on September 18, 1938 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Leone (Burczyk) and Donald J. Gresbach, Sr. On September 27, 1958, he married Louise Herriges and she survives. Don started his career as a mechanic and owned and operated his own gas station in Milwaukee, WI. He then worked for Avis and transferred to Indianapolis and then to Cleveland, OH. Don worked for Custom Clutch for almost 30 years, running the hydraulic and drive line division. He retired in 2000 and shortly thereafter moved to their home in Catawba. Don was a very active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was also a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, where he was the facility manager. Don will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. Those left to cherish his memory are: Loving Wife: Louise Gresbach; Children: Cheryl (Brian) Menoni, Paul Gresbach, James (Tammy Snyder) Gresbach and Julie Gresbach; Grandchildren: Ben, Andrew & Frank Menoni, Michael Gresbach, Amanda (Brandon) Lassiter, Andrea (Michael Brelo) Gresbach and Nicholas & Phillip Gresbach; Great-Grandchildren: Colin & Keira Brelo; Sisters: Kathryn DuVergy & Jane Neimer. Don was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Sunday, November 04, 2018 at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. Family prayers at 9:30am, Monday, November 05, 2018, in the funeral home, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, conducted by Father John Missler. Interment will be in Catawba Island Cemetery, Port Clinton, OH. Memorial contributions may be given to the Knights of Columbus.
Oct 31, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kevin Moran, Class of 1967. Please keep the Moran family in your prayers. KEVIN P. MORAN, age 69, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018. Beloved fiancé of Mary Beth Zeni; brother of the late Michael B (Karen); loving uncle of Tara and Diane Moran; son of the late Martin J and Joyce M (nee Rooney). Retired Real estate appraiser for Cuyahoga County. Loved sailing, golf and was a renowned musician. Graduate of St. Edward High School and Cleveland State University. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 2, at 10 am at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 1007 Superior Ave. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Holick Craciun Funeral Home, 23040 Center Ridge Rd. from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday. 440-331-0999.
Oct 30, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Fairfield, father of Matt, Class of 1984, and Brad, Class of 1986, grandfather of Connor, Class of 2020, and Ian, Class of 2022. Also, father-in-law of Suzanne Fairfield, wife of Brad, and Social Studies teacher at St. Eds. Please keep the Fairfield family in your prayers. ROBERT (BOB) LEON FAIRFIELD, 82, of Bonita Springs, FL, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Formerly of Cleveland, OH, he had been a Bonita Springs resident since 1999. He was born July 16, 1936 in Sandusky, OH, the son of Clyde Joseph and Bernice (née Scherer) Fairfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father & mother In-law, Daniel and Marion (Monie) Griesser, brother in-law David Gast, Aunt Helene Glauber Caldwell, nephew Christopher Gast and many aunts, uncles. Bob attended Sandusky High School and then the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N,Y. ncluding a year aboard ship in the Mediterranean and on the Great Lakes. In 1959, he married the only love of his life, Paula. His executive career spanned over 35 years at Equifax (formerly Retail Credit Co) including time as the General Manager of the Cleveland and Orange County, CA Offices. Upon retirement Bob continued working as a consultant for many of his former clients. Bob has been a member of the Bonita Bay Club for over 15 years, enjoying golf, the fitness center and the club. He was also a member of St Leo's church and active in local charities. Bob's true passions were his family, sports and travel. Mr. Fairfield is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Paula A. (née Griesser) Fairfield; his beloved children, Wendy C. Fairfield of Bonita Springs, FL, R. Matthew (Mariska) Fairfield of Barcelona, Spain, and Bradley J, (Suzanne) Fairfield of Avon Lake, OH; and seven cherished grandchildren, Nora, Taki, Conno
Oct 30, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ron Firestone, Class of 1969, brother of Jeff, Class of 1967. Please keep the Firestone family in your prayers. RON FIRESTONE age 67, dearly beloved husband of Terry, loving father of Dylan (Sharon), Aaron (Lana), and David Messmann, dearest grandfather of 7, dear brother of Jeff (Linda) and the late Bruce, dearest uncle and loving friend of many. There will be a celebration of Ron's life in early April 2019.
Oct 29, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Beyersdorfer, Jr., Class of 1969. Please keep the Beyersdorfer family in your prayers. JOHN CLINTON BEYERSDORFER, JR. went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 21, 2018 following a courageous battle against Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was 67 years old. Beloved husband of Sheryl (Kratzer); loving father of Lauren (Ray Knight) and John Clinton Beyersdorfer III (JC); devoted son of Mary (Noll) Beyersdorfer and the late John Clinton Beyersdorfer, Sr.; dear brother of Michael (Linda), Richard (Patty) and Marijo Ose (Kevin); fond uncle of 14 loving nieces and nephews and 7 great nieces and nephews. John was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 26th, 1951. The family moved to Cleveland when he was young. It was there that John developed his love for the Cleveland Browns and made lifelong friendships. John attended the University of Cincinnati where his many Beta Theta Phi friends became an important part of his life and legacy. Upon graduation from UC, he moved to Wyoming, Ohio. Hewas blessed with two beautiful children, Lauren and JC, who were his pride and joy. He cherished and adored everything about them and every moment with them. In 2006 John married the love of his life, Sheryl Kratzer. They shared a life together filled with travel, long walks with their dogs, and a home filled with friends and family who stopped by often to share a glass of wine. John became close with Sheryl's mother, Linda, and her brother and sister-in-law John and Kara and their three beautiful girls. John had a passion for Hawaiian shirts, golf, dogs, travel, gardening, fishing, and time spent with many friends and family. He had a smile that would warm your heart, a twinkle in his eyes, and the ability to listen with his heart. He was a quiet philanthropist and a lover of people and their stories. He was the master of "bad jokes" and loved to laugh. Over the years, John enjoyed being a member of both Wyoming Golf Club and Kenwood Country Club where he built many additional friendships. John worked in partnership with his two brothers, Mick and Rich, at Sawbrook Steel Casting Corp for many years and in 1981 became the President of Cushman Foundry where he worked until his diagnosis. He loved his work, his clients, his employees and, with his brothers, carrying on the family legacy. We are assured he is at home with his Savior making a new batch of friends in heaven. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 26, 4-7 PM at Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Rd., Cincinnati. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 27 at 11:30AM at Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 4370 Glendale-Milford Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242 or Pets in Need, 520 Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215. Online condolences may be left at: www.hodappfuneralhome.com.
Oct 25, 2018 Below is the death notice of Suzanne Saal, wife of William, Class of 1955. Please keep the Saal family in your prayers. Suzanne M. "Sue" SAAL (1937 - 2018) (nee Wagner), Suzanne M. "Sue" 80, of Tipp City, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years; William; son, Jeff (Brooke) Saal; Daughters, Julie Harris and Lori (Keith) Nakon; Grandsons, Sam and Max Routsong, Ben and Will Nakon; Granddaughter, Kathryn Harris; Sister Carol "Liz" Harry; and numerous friends and relatives. Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, March 8th 11 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 753 S Hyatt St, Tipp City, OH 45371. Family will receive friends one hour prior to mass in the church vestibule. Inurnment at St. John's Cemetery. Condolences may be extended to the family by visiting www.routsong.com.
Oct 25, 2018 Below is the death notice of Judith Cummings, wife of Robert, Class of 1959. Please keep the Cummings’ family in your prayers. JUDITH M. (Berichon) CUMMINGS (nee Berichon) age 72, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Kelly Halterman (Eric), Michael (Karen), and the late Timothy. Cherished grandmother of Austin, Hailey, and Bryce. Dear brother of Kevin Berichon (Virginia), and Thomas Berichon (Eileen). All Services were private.
Oct 25, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James Tousley, father of Bob, Class of 1977, Patrick, Class of 1989, and the late James, Class of 1971. Please keep the Tousley family in your prayers. JAMES D. TOUSLEY, age 87. Beloved husband of Juanita (nee Hostetler) for 66 years. Loving dad of James (deceased) (Beth), Patricia (deceased), Michael (Tracey Godin), Bob (Erin), Theresa Tousley-Lozinski, Lisa (Jeff) Prebish and Patrick (Jody). Grandpa and Papa of 17. Great grandpa of 12. Dear son of the late James P. and Virginia Tousley. Dearest brother of June (Joe, deceased) Kearney, Wynne Tousley, Terrence (Nancy), Thomas (Diane) and Sue (Mike) Naughton. Uncle, great uncle, cousin and good friend of many. Past Grand Knight of West Park Council #2790. Member of the Penguins and Tentores Clubs. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 27th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mel Church 14436 Triskett Road. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family will receive friends to celebrate his life at the DAVID MARTENS & SON FUNERAL HOME, 4175 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE (between Lorain & Puritas) FRIDAY 2-4 6-8 P.M. Online condolences at davidmartensfh.com, 216-941-1772.
Oct 24, 2018 MICHAEL F. SAVA passed away on January 26, 2018 at the age of 60. Loving son of the late Michael A. and Raffaella E. (nee Viccarone). Dear brother of Jeanne (Gregory) Fox. Cherished uncle of Amanda (Roger) Steller. Loving remembered nephew and cousin to many. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:30 AM on Saturday February 3, 2018 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 6928 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH where the family will receive friends from 10 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Building and Remodeling Fund or St. Augustine Health Ministries, Cleveland, OH. Arrangements by HOLICK CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 440-331-0999. www.holickcraciunfuneralhome.com.
Oct 24, 2018 ROSEMARY LUCILLE CORNELL(1937 - 2017) 79, of Marblehead, Ohio passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Stein Hospice Care in Sandusky, Ohio. She was born on November 24, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is survived by her loving husband, Gerry of 58 years. Loving mother to Karen Ann Walsh of Manassas, Virginia, Christine Marie (Francisco) Orozco of Royal Oak, Michigan, Kathleen Mary Cornell of Westlake, Ohio and Colleen Elizabeth (Thomas) Blumberg of Lake City, Michigan. Devoted Nana to Ryan (Franzi) Walsh, Meghan Walsh, Alexander Orozco, Emily Rose Orozco, Thomas Blumberg and Lindsey Blumberg. Dearest sister of Jo Ann Westphal (deceased, David) of Hudson, Ohio and Edward Hesseman (deceased, Sally) of Bath, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ann Hesseman. Rosemary was a devout member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marblehead where she was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Altar Rosary Society. She was an avid reader, enjoyed boating and loved traveling. Most importantly she loved spending time with her family and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 Barclay St., Marblehead, Ohio. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the following charities that were close to her heart: Maryknoll Missions, P.O. Box 301, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0301; Food For The Poor, 6401 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Online condolences may be shared with the family at: www.neideckerleveckcrosser.com. The Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Peninsula Chapel, Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements.
Oct 24, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dorothy Evans, mother of Mark Evans, Class of 1974. Please keep the Evans' family in your prayers. DOROTHY JANE EVANS (1921 - 2018) (nee Rose), age 96, passed away peacefully at her home on October 6, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Fred (Dippy) Evans, Loving mother of Fred, jr.(deceased), Mimi (Jim) Foster, Mark (Renee), Pat (Bryan) Stadnik and Pam (MIke) Roessmann; proud grandmother of eleven along with seven great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass at St. Angela Merici 20970 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park Wednesday Oct. 10th at 11:30 followed by a light lunch social gathering and procession to Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences at davidmartensfh.com ARRANGEMENTS BY DAVID MARTENS & SON 216 941-1772.
Oct 24, 2018 RICHARD VINCENT CRONIN (1935 - 2018) CRONIN age 82, passed away peacefully June 14, 2018. He was the eldest child of the late Richard and Katherine (Manny) Cronin. Beloved father of Beth (Robert) Gosser, Patricia (James) O'Connor, Diane (Kevin) Craft and James Cronin. Cherished Grandfather of 9 and Great Grandfather of 6. Dear brother to William, Kathleen Taylor, Anne Marie, Daniel, Joseph and the late Thomas, Leo and James. Richard grew up in Lakewood, OH and was a proud Alumni of St. Edwards High School. Funeral Services will take place at 12 Noon on Thursday June 21, 2018 at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 14768 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH, where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 10 AM until time of Services at 12 Noon. corrigancraciunfuneralhome.com.
Oct 23, 2018 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of Frank Dirk, Class of 1959. Please keep the Dirk family in your prayers. FRANCIS J. "FRANK" DIRK, age 77, beloved husband of Mary (nee Ferko). Loving father of Christine Moore (Walt), Brian (Valerie), David, and Diane McGuigan (Charlie). Beloved grandfather of Alex and Ryan Moore, Andrew and Alison Dirk, and Kayla and Emma McGuigan. Dear brother of Richard deceased (Lynn), Donna Squires, Gregory (Donna), and John (Darla). Dear uncle, cousin and friend to many. Frank was a fireman in Parma Heights for 27 years. He was an active volunteer at U.H. Parma, Playhouse Square, and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. He was also the "cook" for the St. Bridget Holy Name Society. VISITATION TUESDAY, AUGUST 21ST FROM 3-5 AND 6-8 AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (between Ridge and Snow). FUNERAL MASS WEDNESDAY AT ST. BRIDGET OF KILDARE PARISH AT 10AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com.
Oct 19, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas McCutcheon, Class of 1965, brother of the late Jack McCutcheon, Class of 1956, brother-in-law of Jim May, Class of 1965, Pat May, Class of 1972, and the late Jack May, Class of 1969. Please keep the McCutcheon and May families in your prayers. THOMAS E. McCUTCHEON "My Tom" age 70, received his "Wings" on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Maureen (nee May) McCutcheon blessed to be his wife. Father of Jennifer McCutcheon. Blessed and Happy Grandpa of Zoe Karabinus. Brother of Maureen Shubert (Greg) and Michael (Luann). Siblings in heaven ... Mac, Pat, Jack and Jane. Happy and "Favorite" brother-in-law of Jim and Diane May, Darby and Katie Dixon, Pat and Pam May, Nancy and Andy Barko and Jack (in heaven) and Diane May. Fun uncle of 29. He was blessed to have our Arden Courts family take great care of him the last 4 years. We are truly blessed to have you in our lives. Your smiles, kindness and soft touch have been a gift! If Tom ever crossed your path, you have been blessed. Funeral Mass, Mary Queen of the Apostles Church, (6455 Engle Rd., Brook Park), Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 am. Interment Private. Friends may call at the McGORRAY - HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) FRIDAY from 4 - 7 pm. McGorray-Hanna Funeral Homes 25620 Center Ridge Rd Westlake, OH 44145 (440) 899-5356
Oct 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kevin Terrell, Class of 1965, brother of Dennis, Class of 1962. Please keep the Terrell family in your prayers. KEVIN A. TERRELL passed away on October 11, 2018. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM in the Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial 7 Summit Ave., Summit, NJ. Kevin's Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:30AM in St. Teresa of Avila Church Morris Ave., Summit, NJ. Entombment will take place at St. Teresa Mausoleum Passaic Ave., Summit, NJ. For full obituary or to send condolences please visit www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com. Kevin greatly admired the work of the students and Sisters of Charity at St. Vincent Academy in Newark, NJ and believed they deserved as much generosity as you can afford, so in lieu of flowers, please send donations to them through In Memory Of at www.inmemof.org.
Oct 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patricia Kaniecki, mother of Jonathan, Class of 1999. Please keep the Kaniecki family in your prayers. Patricia N. Kaniecki, 67, passed away October 13, 2018. Born in Cleveland, and had lived in Cuyahoga Falls. Pat graduated from Cleveland State University and worked as a bank teller until getting a teaching job at Nazareth Academy (Now Holy Name). Pat stayed home for a few years to raise her wonderful kids, Michelle and Jonathan. She returned to teaching with a one year stint in Berea. (Roehm Middle School and Middleburg High School) Pat taught Spanish I thru IV at St. Edward's High School in Lakewood for 14 years. She also taught Spanish I and II at Kent Roosevelt High School in Kent and Spanish I and II Northwest High School in Canal Fulton. Pat's favorite friend was Buddie, favorite color, Blue and favorite word, buffet. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Blanche Kolesnik. Pat is survived by her daughter, Michelle Kaniecki of Akron; son, Jonathan (Amanda) Kaniecki of Brunswick; grandsons, Landen and Logan. Visitation will be 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave. (on the Historic Tallmadge Circle). Memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. following visitation at the funeral home with Rev. Jim Case officiating.
Oct 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joan Froelich, grandmother of J.C. Froelich, Class of 2008. Please keep the Froelich family in your prayers. Joan W. Froelich (Wasson) CUYAHOGA FALLS -- It is with deep sadness that the family of Joan W. Froelich, 87, announces her unexpected passing on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Joan was born in Marietta, Ohio to John and Mary Clark. She graduated from Kent State University and raised a large loving family. Upon retirement from the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education she pursued her passion of family, flowers and bridge. Joan was a member of First United Methodist Church and just celebrated 50 years in the congregation. She was a lifelong member of Alpha Chi Omega and Cuyahoga Falls Women's Club where she was an avid bridge player. Joan was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Thomas E. Sr.; daughter, Catherine J. Vance; her parents, John and Mary Clark and sister, Mary Jane Lumsden. She was the loving mother leaving behind Joyce Nelson, John (Michelle), Thomas E. II (Meg), Christine Froelich and Patricia Vickers (Denny). Grams, "we will miss you and love you forever, you are our ROCK!!" Lisa, Cory, Melissa, John, Adam, Justin, Scott, Tommy, Kaitlynn, Heidi, Eugene, Jason, David and Matthew. She also has 24 great-grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter. All of her children brought her so much joy! Family and friends may call Thursday, October 18th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 19th, 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the restoration of the pipe organ at First United Methodist Church.
Oct 15, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Charles Beck, Class of 1958, brother of John Beck, Jr., Class of 1955, and Robert Beck, Class of 1964. Please keep the Beck family in your prayers. Charles William "Chuck" Beck (1940 - 2018) 78 of Savannah, GA passed away unexpectedly in the afternoon of the 27th of September on Skidaway Island. Chuck was born in 1940 in Youngstown, Ohio and lived across the United States and Europe before retiring to Savannah in 2001. Chuck completed his undergraduate work at the University of Dayton and graduate work at Penn State University. Chuck was an avid and dedicated volunteer. He was active in the LOVE reading program, Kiwanis, and Volunteer of the Year at Bethesda Boys Home (Bethesda Academy). Chuck held several officer positions on The Landings Association Board of Directors and was the Advisory Board Chairperson of the Salvation Army Savannah. Chuck was a devoted father, grandfather, uncle, brother and son. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Evans Beck and Ardelle (Berner) Beck of Cleveland Ohio. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Norma (Becker) Beck and by his children Charles Gregory Beck, Nanette (Feagin) Beck, Timothy Beck, Kristi (Runnels) Beck, Sarah Beck Hartigan, Sean Hartigan, Jennifer Beck Meredith, and Eric Meredith. Papa/Grandpa was much loved by his seven grandchildren Kelsey, Hannah, Ethan, Brendan, Henry, James and Luke. He is also survived by his brothers John Evans Beck Jr. and Robert Paul Beck. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday October 4th , 2018 at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, the Rev. Hale Bishop celebrant. The family will receive friends at 10:00 AM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests any remembrances to be made in Chuck's memory to The Salvation Army Savannah, 3000 Bee Road, Savannah, GA 31405. Please sign our on-line registration book at www.foxandweeks.com. Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive Savannah, GA 31406 (912) 352-7200
Oct 11, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Timothy Mack, father of Brian, Class of 2005. Please keep the Mack family in your prayers. TIMOTHY J. MACK age 65 Beloved husband of Christina (nee Poley). Dear father of James "JR" (Emily), and Brian (Heather). Loving grandfather of Maura, Colleen, and Finnegan. Son of James E. and the late Mary (nee Wood). Brother of Thomas, Kathleen (deceased), and Karen Fry. Dear uncle and friend of many. Passed away October 6, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Clement Church 14401 Madison Ave, Friday October 12, at 10:00 AM. Interment Private. Friends may call at the MCGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE THURSDAY 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to St. Clement Church.
Oct 11, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Nadia Dorenkott, wife of Eric Dorenkott, Class of 1997. Please keep the Dorenkott family in your prayers. NADIA J. "NIDO" DORENKOTT (age 39) (nee Bishara) Beloved wife of Eric L. Dorenkott. Loving mother of Sammie and Lucy. Dear daughter of Jeries and Samia Bishara, and dear sister of Sawsan Ganczak (Michael). Aunt of Benjamin Ganczak and Evan Handyside. Daughter-in-law of Diane Dorenkott and sister-in-law of Lisa Dimling Handyside (Randy). A beloved friend to many, many people. She graduated from Mentor High School in 1997, University of Dayton in 2001, and received her Master's Degree from Baldwin Wallace University in 2007. Nadia passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on October 9, 2018. Funeral Mass Saturday, October 13 at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River at 10:00 a.m. Reception immediately following Mass. Interment private. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (just west of Columbia) FRIDAY 3-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Karen Wellington Foundation for LIVING with Breast Cancer, PO Box 6464, Cincinnati, OH 45201.
Oct 8, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Jerry LaPlant, Class of 1955. Please keep the LaPlant family in your prayers. JERRY LaPLANT (1937 - 2018) age 80, born Oct. 2,1937, passed away Sep. 19, 2018. LaPlant, Gerald M. "Jerry", passed away in Tuscon, AZ with family by his side on Sept 18, 2018. Survived by daughter Cheryl, son David, cousins James Kriz, Catherine Kriz, and their children Kenneth, Thomas, John, and Michelle. Predeceased by his loving son, Joseph, his sister Patricia (age 7), his parents Jeremiah and Florence, his aunt Jean (Regina Harhaus) and Uncle George Kriz and his Aunt Angela Harhaus. Jerry was born in Cleveland, OH on Oct. 2, 1937. He married Barbara Janowski in 1961. After attending St. Edwards High School, he served in the U.S. Navy for three and a half years as an aircraft mechanic. He thrived in his career at NASA as a machinist, mechanic and model maker. During retirement he was known as the go-to guy for repairs and adjustments on the neighborhood kids' bicycles. He enjoyed spending time and traveling with family and going out with his buddies the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) for lunch and a "brewski." He spent his final years under the loving care of his daughter, Cheryl, in Tuscon, AZ. In his growing-up years Jerry and his cousin Jim spent a lot of time together including most holidays and vacation trips. They developed a relationship more like brothers and their children refer to them as "uncles." Upon his request, services in Ohio will be held next spring, details to follow. Email for information and correspondence chela831@gmail.com.
Oct 8, 2018 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Thomas McIntyre, Class of 1979, son of J. Thomas McIntyre, Class of 1958, and brother of Brian McIntyre, Class of 1982. Please keep the McIntyre family in your prayers. THOMAS J. McINTYRE (1961 - 2018) age 56, beloved son of Judith (nee Barber) and J. Thomas McIntyre; brother of Brian, Julianne and the late Terry; uncle, nephew, cousin and friend of many. Passed away peacefully July 10, 2018 with his family by his side. The family has requested all services to be private. Memorial contributions to Angels of Freedom, 25935 Detroit Rd. - #125, Westlake, OH 44145 would be appreciated. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND (216) 251-6566. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Oct 5, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Patrick "Jack" Goebel, father of John J. "J.J." Biel-Goebel, Class of 1997. Please keep the Biel and Goebel families in your prayers.Born May 18,1952 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jack died suddenly of a heart attack on September 25, 2018 while hiking on vacation with his wife Karen at Palisades Falls in Gallatin National Forrest, MT. Treasured son of Robert Vincent Goebel (deceased) and Mary Alice (deceased). Beloved brother to Robert (deceased) (Christine), Kathy Shinada (George), Maura Kuchta (Jeff), Mike (Eve), Tom (Donna), Chris (Maryann), Jim (Lisa), and Jeff (Tina). Loving husband of 41 years to Karen Biel-Goebel. Caring son-in-law to Joseph and Patricia Biel (deceased). Esteemed brother-in-law to Kolleen Biel (deceased) and Klaudia BielCassarino (James). Cherished father to J.J. Biel-Goebel (Diana Bharucha-Goebel), Tricia Biel-Goebel (Brad Elston), Margaret Engle (Sam), and Brianna Biel-Goebel (Jason Dionne). Proud grandfather of Neville Bharucha-Goebel, Ronan Bharucha-Goebel, Emile Dionne, Jack Fox Elston, and Nora Bharucha-Goebel. Loving uncle to 34 nieces and nephews, great uncle of 27, and highly regarded friend to many. Jack attended Holy Name High School, class of '71'. Jack was honored to work in many capacities at Hopkin's Airport Limo and Lakefront Lines. Both family businesses founded by his father and where he finally served as Vice President with his brother's Mike and Tom until retirement in 2008. Jack was an avid outdoorsman, he especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with family. Jack was compelled to give back thru volunteering at the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Camp and so many community organizations throughout his life. Jack, served as a paramedic in the Army Reserves and was an inspiring hockey coach. Jack was passionate about life, he especially enjoyed the arts-theatre, sports-hockey, and travel-NYC. Jack lived a life of adventure with love, joy, and kindness towards all. Jack will be dearly missed by all who knew him! Funeral Mass on Saturday October 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM, St Bridget of Kildare Church, 5620 Hauserman Rd. Parma, OH. Followed by a Celebration of Jack's Life at Baron's Arena 5310 Hauserman Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the American Endowment Foundation, Biel-Goebel Family Foundation 5700 Darrow Road Suite 118 Hudson, OH 44236 or to a charity of your choice in Jack's name.
Oct 5, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gil Hanna, father of Joseph, Class of 1982, and John, Class of 1983. Please keep the Hanna family in your prayers. Obituary for Gilbert P. Hanna, Funeral Director. GIL HANNA age 78, loving husband of 57 years to the late Mary (nee Lavelle); beloved father to Rita Schaefer (John), Joe (Candice), John (Maripat), Robin, Renee Fox (Ricky), Jamie (Kelly), and Molly Natt (Joe). Dear Papa to Camryn, Caylee, Cameron, Jack, Bennett and Declan; Ellen and Liam; Amy; Anthony, Michael, Hanna, Sydney, and Brigid; Madeline, Griffin, and Emmett; Maggie, Tess, and Beatrice. Brother of Francis "Bud" (Judy), Raymond (deceased) (Marie), Ralph (Marian), (both deceased), Donald "Ace" (deceased) (Trish), Ken (Kathy-deceased), Margie Jeffers (Jim-deceased), Diane Uckotter (Ken), Jerry (Mary), Marilyn Space and Karen Browne (Bob); uncle and great-uncle to many; son of the late Elmer and Margaret (nee White), and son-in-law to the late John and Brigid (nee McNea) Lavelle. Passed away peacefully, Sunday, September 30, 2018. Gil was a respected and caring funeral director on Cleveland's West Side for many years. Funeral Mass St. Bernadette Church (2256 Clague Rd., Westlake) Monday, October 8th at 10:30 am. Interment Holy Cross. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) SUNDAY October 7th from 12 - 5 pm. The Hanna family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who cared for and showed kindness to Gil these past 8 months.
Sep 28, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James "Jim" Ramagli, Class of 1967, brother of John, Class of 1963. Please keep the Ramagli family in your prayers. JAMES "JIM" RAMAGLI (1949 - 2018), age 68. Born October 25, 1949. Beloved son of the late Rocco and Agnes (nee Ricciardi); survived by cherished brother John (Susan) of Wisconsin; loving uncle to Marie of California and Matthew (Fanny) of Switzerland; great uncle of Tessa and Owen. Jim was a lifelong resident of Lakewood who graduated from St. Edward High School in 1967 and earned his BBA from Cleveland State University in 1971. He recently retired from the Kirby Co. (Scott Fetzer) after 30 years of service in the accounting area. Jim had previously worked 15 years for Gould Inc. Jim was an avid sports fan and gardener. He especially enjoyed the Indians, his St. Ed's Eagles and CSU basketball for which he held season tickets for several years. He traveled to many March Madness games with his friends. He also greatly enjoyed golf, horse racing and the shows at Playhouse Square. Passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Clement Church (Madison and Lincoln Ave.) Saturday, September 29 at 12:00 p.m. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. FRIDAY 4-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to The James Ramagli Scholarship at St. Edward High School 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107 or St. Clement Church 2022 Lincoln Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107, or University Hospitals Hospice 4510 Richmond Rd. Warrensville Heights, OH 44128. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here and reference The Ramagli Scholarship Fund. Thank you.
Sep 26, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John McCarthy, father of Timothy, Class of 1968, and Terence, Class of 1971. Please keep the McCarthy family in your prayers. JOHN T. McCARTHY, 92, of Northbrook, IL, passed away September 24, 2018. Beloved husband of Virginia McCarthy nee Clancy; loving father of Timothy F. (Michaela) McCarthy, Terence J. (Lynn) McCarthy and Dennis J. (Marilyn) McCarthy; cherished grandfather of John T. (Molly), Michael (Catherine), Brian, Daniel, Kasey, Jack and the late Ryan McCarthy; dear brother of the late James (June) McCarthy and Colette (Richard) Rozynek. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9 am until time of mass 10 am at Our Lady of the Brook, 3700 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Interment will be private at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Norbert Church, 1809 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062. Funeral information 847-998-1020.
Sep 26, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Clorinda Elliott, wife of the late Pete Elliott, Class of 1954, mother of Peter, Class of 1980, Thomas, Class of 1981, and Patrick, Class of 1987. Please keep the Elliott family in your prayers. CLORINDA ELLIOTT (nee Calandrella), Age 81. Beloved wife for 57 years to J.K. "Pete" Elliott; loving mother of Peter (Zena), Thomas (Maura), Catherine and Patrick (Kim); grandmother of 12; great grandmother of 6; daughter of the late Louis and Catherine (nee Franzi) Calandrella; sister of Pete, Patrick and the late Tony, Louis, Phillip Calandrella and 3 infant brothers. An avid Steelers fan. Passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018. Funeral Mass St. James Church (Granger and Detroit Ave.) Friday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. THURSDAY 2-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association National Center 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231.
Sep 21, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice for Darcy Egan, sister of Riley Egan, Class of 2011. Please keep the Egan family in your prayers. DARCY ELISE EGAN, Age 27, John Carroll University '13, '15G, '16G. Beloved wife of Robert Law; dear daughter of Kelly and Cheryl (nee O'Malley); loving sister of Riley Egan (Emily Minerd); cherished granddaughter of the late Florence and Marty O'Malley and Bernice and Gail Egan; beloved cousin, niece, and friend to many; and happy mother to Marshall Law (dog). Darcy was a born teacher who lived a life full of love and literature. Passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Patrick Church 3602 Bridge Ave. Friday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment private. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) THURSDAY 3-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Patrick Shamrock Club, 3602 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113, or the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.
Sep 20, 2018 Dear Alumni: We were just notified of the passing of George Varosky, Class of 1957, brother of John, Class of 1962, and Edward, Class of 1967. Please keep the Varosky family in your prayers. GEORGE J. VAROSKY, 79, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Aliquippa, PA to the late George and Anna (Ilov) Varosky. He served in the US Army, being honorably discharged at a rank of E-4 and later worked as a regional sales manager for 41 years with the 3M Company. George loved golf, was a member at Shaker Farms Country Club, and played in numerous leagues. Other favorite hobbies included flying airplanes, fishing, and playing cribbage at the Slovak Hall. He was a communicant of St. Peters & St. Casmir's Parish, a Eucharistic minister and member of the church council, and assisted with many other parish activities. He was also a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. George is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Carolyn Sue (Hollingsworth) Varosky, his loving children Liana S. Varosky of South Hadley, MA and Geoffrey J. Varosky and wife Emely of North Attleboro, MA; his sister Mary Ann Jacobsen and husband Jack of Houston, TX; his brothers John Varosky and wife Nancy of Charlotte, NC and Edward Varosky and wife Ann of Houston, TX; and his cherished grandchildren Lucas and Eva Varosky. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 4 to 7 PM at Firtion-Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad St., Westfield, MA. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass at 11 AM at St. Peters & St. Casmir's Parish, 22 State St., Westfield. www.firtionadams.com. There will be a private military burial for George at the Mass. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Agawam. Donations can be made in honor of George to the Westfield Homeless Cat Project at 1124 E Mountain Rd, Westfield, MA 01085, or the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Sep 18, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Angela Misenko, mother of Rev. John A. Misenko, Class of 1969. Please keep the Misenko family in your prayers. ANGELA E. MISENKO (1923 - 2018) (nee Finn), age 95. Beloved wife of the late Anthony; mother of Rev. John A. Misenko; daughter of the late Anna and John Finn; sister of Sr. Patricia Finn, C.S.J. and the late Ethel Oberrath, Catherine Madigan and Jack Finn; beloved aunt of Marilyn Madigan and many others and cousin of many; sister-in-law of Wilma Misenko. Passed away September 16, 2018. Funeral Mass Thursday, September 20, St. Patrick Church (West Park) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, WEDNESDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to Holy Trinity Educational Endowment, 33601 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011.
Sep 12, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Michael Fabian, Class of 1958. Please keep the Fabian family in your prayers. MICHAEL S. FABIAN age 77, passed unexpectedly Saturday, August 18, in Virginia Beach, VA at Princess Anne Hospital. He resided in Cherryville, NC and was recently preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Donna Lincks Fabian in June. He is also predeceased by his parents. He retired in 1996 from Reliance Electric in Kings Mountain and enjoyed traveling with Donna throughout his retirement. Michael is survived by his son, Stephen Fabian and wife Tracy of Virginia Beach, VA; his daughter, Mary Fabian of Charlotte, NC; and three grandchildren, Kelly, Joshua and Luke. FUNERAL MASS, MON. SEPT. 17, 9:30 AM AT ST. BARTHOLOMEW CHURCH. INTERMENT, HOLY CROSS CEMETERY. The family requests memorial donations in Michael's name may be made to the American Heart Association, 128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 1588, Charlotte, NC 28202. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com
Sep 12, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joseph Abounader, grandfather of Joseph Abounader, Class of 2007, and Domenic Abounader, Class of 2013. Please keep the Abounader family in your prayers. JOSEPH ABOUNADER aged 86 years, beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Nemer), loving father of Dalal, Sam (Michelle), Simone (Nadia), Wasim, Paul (Karen), Johnny and the late Wafa, devoted grandfather of Joseph, Bria, Domenic, Alexa, Jason, Nick, Jane, Jasmine, George, Ava, Giselle, Jenna and Maya, dear brother of Latify Shibley, Evelyn Mansour, Selvi Karam, Jeannette Ayna, Sammy, Jackie Hanna and the late Milhem, Lutfy and Marie, fond uncle, cousin and friend to many. Contributions suggested to the Aitaneet Brotherhood Association. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at St. Maron Catholic Church, 1245 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland (44115) at 11 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Joseph at THE DeJOHN - FLYNN - MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just East of Green Rd.) THURSDAY 4-8 PM. Prayers of incense THURSDAY at 7PM. On-line obituary, guestbook and order flowers at www.DeJohnCares.com.
Sep 12, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is an updated death notice for Kenny Golic. Kenny attended St. Edward High School and would have graduated in the Class of 1984. He is the son of Kenneth Golick, Class of 1960. Please keep the Golic(k) family in your prayers. KENNETH J. "KENNY" GOLIC (1966 - 2018) passed away August 28, 2018 at the age of 51 in Satellite Beach, FL. Ken was born in Parma, OH the son of Rosemary Alexy Golick and Kenneth J. Golick. He resided in Berea, OH and attended St. Edward High School and graduated from Berea High School and went on to attend The University of Cincinnati and The University of Florida. While at UC he became a fraternity brother of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He was a huge Tribe Fan and could be often heard cheering for his Cleveland Indians at the Stadium and this year traveled to Arizona for Spring Training. The only thing Ken loved more was his family. He will be deeply missed. Ken is survived by his mother Rosemary Alexy Golick and father Kenneth J. Golick. Dear brother to Susan (Golick) Lewis, John W. Golick, Sara (Golick) Jasper and Jennie (Golick) Taylor. Cherished uncle to Grace, Jackson, Nolan, Nora, Ruthie, Piper and Otto. Funeral Mass will take place at 10 AM on Saturday September 15, 2018 at St. Mary Church of Berea, 250 Kraft St. Berea, OH. The family will receive friends at CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 20820 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, OH on Friday September 14, 2018 from 4-9 PM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. www.corrigancraciun.com
Sep 12, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Shirley Kutney, grandmother of John Kutney, III, Class of 2022. Please keep the Kutney family in your prayers. SHIRLEY J. KUTNEY (1948 - 2018) (nee Wheeler), 70, of North Ridgeville, passed away September 6, 2018. Beloved Wife of 50 years of John J. Kutney I; Devoted Mother of Kathleen Darroch (Scott) and the Late John J. Kutney II; Loving Grandmother of John J. Kutney III and Jenna and Julia Darroch; Beloved Sister of the Late Rusty Wheeler and Beverly Eger; Dear Sister-in-Law of Terri Wheeler and Anna Mae Williams; Dear Aunt of a Special Nephew, Brian Eger and several other Beloved Nieces and Nephews; A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday September 14, 2018 at 4:00pm at St. Peter Catholic Church, 35777 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the church. LISTON FUNERAL HOME, North Ridgeville, is serving the family. To leave the Kutney family an online condolence, please visit listonfuneralhome.com.
Sep 10, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas Graf, brother of Leonard Graf, Class of 1964. Please keep the Graf family in your prayers. THOMAS A. GRAF, father to Michael Graf and Michelle Mayes. Grandfather to Jessica and great-grandfather to Carter. Brother to Rita (deceased), Leonard and Karen. Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME 7076 Brecksville Rd. Independence, OH 44131. Monday, September 10, funeral home prayers at 9:00 a.m. followed by 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Church of the Assumption. Interment private.
Sep 7, 2018 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of John Edward Bell, Class of 1963, on May 9, 2018. Please keep the Bell family in your prayers. JOHN EDWARD BELL October 20,1945 - May 9, 2018. Beloved husband of Patricia Gussie Klorer; former spouse of the late Mary Enger Bell; son of the late Marguerite Feeney Bell and late Charles Philip Bell; dear brother of Charles Anthony (Delores Pungitore) Bell, Michael James (Lei) Bell, Margaret Mary (Stephen Barlas) Bell, and James Patrick (Mary Lynn) Bell. John was a dear uncle, brother-in-law, great-uncle, pretend grandfather, cousin, and friend to many. John was born in Paterson, New Jersey, attended Xavier University in Cincinnati for his bachelor's degree and St. Louis University for his law degree. He served as Captain in the U.S. Army and was in the US Army Reserves. He began his law career as a public defender and finished as a sole practitioner. John was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor, thirst for knowledge, and love of Billiken basketball and dogs. Services: A memorial Mass will be held on May 26, 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 7148 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105. The family will greet friends at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Little Haven , or BJC Hospice www.bjchospice.org
Sep 6, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below are the funeral arrangements for KENNY GOLIC (1966-2018). Kenny passed away on August 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Florida. He attended St. Edward High School and would have graduated in the Class of 1984. He is the son of Kenneth Golick, Class of 1960. Please keep the Golic(k) family in your prayers. The wake will be held for two days September 13 & 14, 2018 at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH. Times have not been confirmed but will most likely be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day. The Mass of Christian Burial (time to be determined) on Saturday, September 15, at St. Mary's Church, 250 Kraft Street, Berea, Ohio. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14609 Brookpark Rd., Brook Park, Ohio. Kenny Golic Death Notice Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home Fairview Park, Ohio Phone: 440-331-0500
Sep 5, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of William "Bill" Scanlon, father of Billy, Class of 1988, and Dan, Class of 1995, grandfather of Liam Scanlon, Class of 2022. Please keep the Scanlon family in your prayers. WILLIAM H. "BILL" SCANLON age 69. Beloved husband of 50 years to his high school sweetheart Donna J. (Berila). Devoted Father of Bridget Vulic (Alex), William, and Daniel (Mary). Loving Papa of Jane, Grace, and Evan Vulic, Liam and Owen Scanlon. Dearest Brother of Cathleen Staresinic (John, deceased). Son of the late William and Hattie (Koeth). Son-in-law of the late Ted and Dorothy Berila. Brother-in-law of John Staresinic (deceased), Fred (deceased) and John (Rose Anne) Berila. Uncle to John, Mark (Janice), and Douglas (deceased) Staresinic, and Gina (Steve) Henke. Proud member Pipefitters Local Union #120. Benedictine High School Class of '66, "Hall of Distinction" 2012 Inductee. Member of State runner-up baseball team (1964) & Charity Game City Champion football team (1965). All-East Senate linebacker (1965) & All-Scholastic catcher (1965 & 1966). Knights of Columbus Athlete of the Year (1966). Cleveland Baseball Federation Board of Directors. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. Passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Funeral Mass, St. Mel Church (14436 Triskett Ave, Cleveland) Saturday, September 8th at 10:00 am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia) FRIDAY from 2 - 7 PM. In Lieu of flowers, memorials to Benedictine High School 2900 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Cleveland, OH 44104 (http://cbhs.net/)
Sep 4, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Edward Joecken, father of Edward (Ned), Class of 1973, and Steve, Class of 1974, grandfather of Michael Joecken, Class of 1996, and Kevin Joecken, Class of 2001, father-in-law of Don Maloney, Class of 1982. Please keep the Joecken and Maloney families in your prayers. Edward C. Joecken (1932 - 2018) age 86, born March 5, 1932, passed away August 17, 2018 in Cape Coral, FL. Edward is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn (nee Marshall), his children: Ned Joecken (Cher), Steve Joecken, Terry Borecky (Steve), Luann Joecken, and Julie Maloney (Don), 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held on 9/14/18 at 10:00 am at St. Angela Merici Church, Fairview Park, OH. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Edward's name to American Heart Association.
Sep 4, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Paul "Larry" Isabella, Jr., Class of 1963, father of Tim, Class of 1988, father-in-law of Todd Ashdown, Class of 1988, grandfather of Ryan Ashdown, Class of 2016, brother of Mick, Class of 1976, Terry, Class of 1978, and the late Joe, Class of 1968, brother-in-law of John Kassay, Class of 1968 and Dan O'Brien, Class of 1979, uncle of Jim O'Brien, Class of 2009, and Tim O'Brien, Class of 2011. Please keep the Isabella, Ashdown, Kassay, and O'Brien families in your prayers. PAUL L. ISABELLA Jr. "LARRY" age 73, Retired Firefighter, City of Cleveland; beloved husband of 50 years to Patricia N. (nee O'Brien); loving father of Tim (Dionne), Maureen Ashdown (Todd), Mary Ellen Nussbaum (Sam), Bridget Currie (Stu), Megan McGough (Ron) and Molly Cruz (Jose); dear Papa of 15; brother of Joe (deceased), Pat Kassay (John), Mick (Ronnie) and Terry (Nancy); brother-in-law to Peggy (Chuck), Jim, and Dan (Judy); uncle and great-uncle; son of the late Paul L. and Callista C. (nee Caldwell) and friend to many. Larry was a graduate of St. Edward High School, Class of 1963 and a US Air Force Veteran. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a man of great faith who enjoyed life and laughter. Passed away Monday, September 3, 2018. Funeral Mass, St. Mark Church (15800 Montrose Ave., Cleveland) Thursday, Sept. 6th at 10:00 am. Private interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia) WEDNESDAY from 2-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to St. Edward High School, Hospice of the Western Reserve or the St. Kizito Foundation, 41295 North Ridge Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035.
Aug 29, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of William Hildebrandt, Class of 1966, brother of David Hildebrandt, Class of 1976, and Joseph Hildebrandt, Class of 1965. Please keep the Hildebrandt family in your prayers. WILLIAM D. HILDEBRANDT age 69. Beloved husband of 42 years to Marjorie (nee Dusenbury); loving and proud father of Jonathan (Andrea), Jennifer Spada (Joseph), Joseph (Codi) and Jason (Ashley); Cherished "Pa" to 10 grandchildren; dear brother of Carolyn, David and Joseph and caring son of the late Joseph J. and Coletta Hildebrandt. His humor and compassion drew countless friends to him. Through his creativity and entrepreneurship, the 100 year old Hildebrandt building became home to many artists and other dreamers. Passed away Monday August 27, 2018. The family requests all to meet for his Funeral Service Saturday, September 1, at Church of the Ascension, 13216 Detroit Ave., at 10:00 AM. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. FRIDAY 3-7 PM. The family suggests memorial contributions to The American Heart Assoc. or The American Lung Assoc.
Aug 27, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Lee Przybysz, mother of Richard, Class of 1972, and Jeffery, Class of 1973. Please keep the Przybysz family in your prayers. MARY LEE PRZYBYSZ (1934 - 2018) (nee Jasko), age 83, beloved wife of the late Richard J.; loving mom of Richard G. (Katherine) of MI, Jeffery A. (Donna), Kathy Graham (Chris) of WI, Mary Kay Peterson of FL and Patti Vivolo of Singapore; beloved grandma of 11 and great-grandma of 6; sister of Joseph Jasko (Joan). Passed away on August 24, 2018. Mary Lee was a long-time member of Mary Queen of the Apostles Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary PLAV Post #30. Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 29, Mary Queen of the Apostles Church (6455 Engle Rd., Brook Park) at 9:30 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, TUESDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111. www.chambersfuneral.com
Aug 27, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Harry Dittman, father of Jeff Dittman, Class of 1992. Please keep the Dittman family in your prayers. Harry Arnold Dittman, New Albany - passed away on Thursday evening, August 23, 2018. Harry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis (Jones) Dittman; children, Julie Tonini (John), Debbie Zagray (Pete), Lori Lavalle (Luis), Jeff Dittman (Carrie); siblings, Mary Jane Mullin (Daryl), Don Dittman (Mary Frances), Gene Dittman (Shirley), Nancy McClintock (Bob), Ken Dittman, John Dittman; sisters-in-law, Betty, Marguerite, Fayrene, Judy; and grandchildren, Cameron Tonini, Miles Tonini, Brittany Zagray, Brooke Zagray, Carter Dittman, Michaela Lavalle; as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 PM to 8 PM on Monday, August 27, 2018, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and on Tuesday after 9 AM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Holy Family Catholic Church (129 West Daisy Lane, New Albany) with burial to follow in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in New Albany. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
Aug 24, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joanne Drellishak, mother of Tom Drellishak, Class of 1989, and Andy Drellishak, Class of 1989, mother-in-law of Devin Hogan, Class of 1977. Please keep the Drellishak and Hogan families in your prayers. JOANNE C. DRELLISHAK (1934 - 2018) (nee Knappage) age 83. Beloved wife of 64 years to Gene; mother of Michael (Kathleen- deceased), Edward (Marla), Dennis (Sandy), Kathi Hogan (Devin), Mary, Frank (Jane), Jerry (Leenie), Thomas (Kerri) and Andrew (Julie); grandmother of 30; great-grandmother of nine; sister of Nancy Ondus, Penny Sigler, Harry Knappage, Peggy Suster and Patti Sherba; aunt and friend of many. Passed away Aug. 19, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Aug. 25, Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers contributions to a charity of your choice. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Aug 23, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of David Navratil, father of Phil Navratil, Class of 1970, grandfather of Ron Navratil, Class of 1993, Scott Navratil, Class of 1994, Phil Navratil, Class of 1997, Matt Navratil, Class of 1999, Jimmy Navratil, Class of 2005, Kevin Navratil, Class of 2009, Michael Navratil, Class of 2013, Joey Victor, Class of 2020, and Tommy Victor, Class of 2020. Please keep the Navratil and Victor families in your prayers. DAVID D. NAVRATIL (1927 - 2018) age 90. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (nee Harder); father of Dave (Jenny), Ron (Colleen), Phil (Clare), Mary Manns (Don), Bill (Debra), John, Barb Victor (Michael), Chris DiMarino (Dan) and the late Paula Manns; grandfather of 32; great-grandfather of 37; great-great-grandfather of one; brother of seven deceased siblings; uncle and friend of many. Passed away Aug. 21, 2018. Funeral Mass Saturday, Aug. 25, St. Richard Church (26855 Lorain Rd.) at 10:00 AM. Interment N. Royalton Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS FRIDAY 3-7 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 6155 Rockside Rd. #202, Independence, OH 44131. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Aug 23, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas O'Donnell, Class of 1955, brother of Pete O'Donnell, Class of 1957, and the late John O'Donnell, Class of 1958, and Kevin O'Donnell, Class of 1960, brother-in-law of Randy Reesing, Class of 1960. Please keep the O'Donnell and Reesing families in your prayers. THOMAS J. O'DONNELL age 81. Beloved husband of Gloria (nee McCormick); loving father of Brian; dear brother of Pete, John (deceased), Kevin (deceased) and Anne Marie Reesing (Randy). U.S. Navy Veteran. Passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 FROM 4:00 P.M. UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE AT 7:00 P.M. Interment Oho Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Aug 20, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Wilma Layden, mother of the late Kenneth Layden, Jr., Class of 1980. Please keep the Layden family in your prayers. WILMA J. LAYDEN (nee Stipic), Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth E. Layden Sr.; loving mother Kenneth E. Jr. (deceased), Kevin (Karen), Mary Anne Cirks (Larry) and Joan Kopka (Dave); dear grandmother of Brittany and Lauren Layden and Ethan and Noah Cirks; sister of the late Jennie, John, Joseph, Lou, Albert and Frank Stipic. Passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Mark Church 15800 Montrose Ave. Tuesday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. Friends may call at the Church Tuesday from 9:00 am until time of Mass. Interment Grandview Cemetery, Salem, Ohio Wednesday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Edward High School Tuition Assistance Fund 13500 Detroit Rd. Lakewood, OH 44107. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here and reference St. Edward High School Tuition Assistance Fund/Wilma Layden in the comments section.
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Aug 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dona Wilson, mother of Dan Wilson, Class of 1979, and Dave Wilson, Class of 1981. Please keep the Wilson family in your prayers.. DONA P. WILSON (nee Groenenstein), age 88, entered into eternal rest and peace in the presence of Jesus, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She looked forward to her family reunion in Heaven. Beloved wife of the late Richard; loving mother of 13; grandmother to over 40; great-grandmother to over 30; and friend to countless others. Preceeded in death by her husband Richard A.; three sisters, Karen, Gay, and Rita; two daughters, Delno and Denise; and a grandson, Richard Wilson. She is survived by three sisters, Lynn Schembre, Merle Jess and Susan Kelley. Surviving children include Dawn Wilson, Richard V. Wilson (Brenda), Debra Klooz, Dianne Pilcher (Bob), Darlene Borling (Dennis), Donna Wilson, Dan Wilson (Gretchen), Dave Wilson (Nancy), Danae Wirth (Guy), Derrick Wilson, and Dale Wilson. She was a strong woman of faith and passionate prayer who valued life and the love of God her Father. Known by her keen, infectious sense of humor, her warm smile, and bear hugs, she brought joy and love to everyone she met. Dona was an accomplished artist, poet and cook who willingly shared her talents at countless family events and organizations. She was an avid sports fan and loved her Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers. Above all, she loved her family and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves an amazing legacy few can match. Family and friends are welcomed to attend a Prayer Service in her honor in the Chapel at St. Martin of Tours, 1800 Station Rd., Valley City, OH 44280, Monday August 13, 2018 at 12:00 Noon with Graveside Services immediately following. A memorial mass in her honor will be held at a later date. Chambers Funeral Home, Cleveland, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home assisted with local arrangements.
Aug 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Rosemary Schwarz, mother of Joseph "Jay" Schwarz, III, Class of 1965, John Schwarz, Class of 1979, and the late Albert Schwarz, Class of 1968. Please keep the Schwarz family in your prayers. Rosemary Mullen Schwarz, age 97, had a great life. Her beloved husband Wally and she shared a 71-year marriage until he passed away at the age of 96, in 2014. They were, for many years, members of St. Luke Parish where they raised 4 children. They loved to travel, but were lifelong Clevelanders. Rosemary was one of the very few attendees of her 75-year class reunion from St. Joseph's Academy. She was dedicated to many projects for those less fortunate, especially Catholic Charities and Meals on Wheels. She loved playing bridge and gardening, and was a fixture at the Rocky River Garden Club. She was an accomplished water colorist and a member of the Westlake Art League. She and Wally also shared a love of golf. She is survived by her children Joseph W. Schwarz III (Judith R. Kittelman) of Avon Lake, Ann Schwarz Hubach (John Hubach) of Dallas, TX and John G. Schwarz of Lakewood; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Walter Schwarz Jr. and her son Albert M. Schwarz of Lakewood. Rosemary will be missed by all who knew her. She passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Her Funeral Mass will be Saturday, August 11, at St. Christopher Church (20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River) at 11:00am (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment at a later date at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL IN THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (just west of Columbia) FRIDAY 5-7PM. Donations in the memory of Rosemary may be made to St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, Oh 44111.
Aug 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of David Petrasek, father of Thomas Petrasek, Class of 1990. Please keep the Petrasek family in your prayers. DAVID N. PETRASEK, age 79 passed away August 10 after a long battle. He was a loving husband to the late Marjorie A. Petrasek for 50 years. Devoted father to Christopher (Michelle) and Thomas (Jenni), special grandfather to Megan (Nate), Ryan (Sarah), Tommy, Matthew, Samantha and Billy, adoring great grandfather to Mallory, Keira and Lennon, dear brother to Mindy (John) the late Joan (Jerry), brother-in-law to Marilyn, Sheila (Ray) and Gina (deceased) (Bill), many nieces and nephews. A great friend and storyteller to many. Funeral Mass Friday, August 17th at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 13400 Lorain Ave., Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 14768 Lorain Ave. Thursday 5-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice Services of Southwest General 18659 Drake Rd Strongsville, OH 44136. Online condolences may be expressed at www.craciunfuneralhomes.com.
Aug 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Betty Dantio, mother of Greggory Dantio, Class of 1975, and Scott Dantio, Class of 1982, grandmother of Blake Dantio, Class of 2014. Please keep the Dantio family in your prayers. BETTY M. DANTIO (nee Gedeon) age 88, passed away on August 12, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Robert; loving mother of Greggory (Susan), Scott (Molly) and Cynthia Young (Thomas); loving Nana of Marie Dantio, DVM (Andrew Robinson), Emily Dantio, Cori Stalter (Jacob), Blake Dantio and Ashley and Andrew Young. Betty graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1949, was a woman of faith and was passionate about life. For more than 25 years Betty volunteered at the Discovery Cancer Shop in Fairview Park. She loved spending time with her family and so many friends, travelling the globe with Bob and loving her many poodles, Trixie, Nikki, Angel, Dolly I and Dolly II. Funeral Mass Saturday, Aug. 18, Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10:00 AM. where friends may call from 9:00 AM. until time of Mass. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The Dantio family would like to thank the staff at Devon Oaks in Westlake for the care and kindness they provided Betty. We are also thankful for the care and compassion Hospice of the Western Reserve provided through Betty's final days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH 44111. www.chambersfuneral.com
Aug 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Golem, Sr., grandfather of Anthony "AJ" Gonnella, Class of 2015. Please keep the Golem and Gonnella families in your prayers. ROBERT H. GOLEM SR. age 80, beloved husband of the late Diane (nee Miskiewicz), proud father of Robert (Maria), Kathy Gonnella (Nick) and Barb Shuman (Steve), dearest "Pop Pop" of Jeff (Amanda), Julie (Jack), Abby, Maddie, AJ and Casey (deceased),great grandfather of Christian and Hayden, dear brother of Marcy Fritz and Tom. Funeral Mass Friday, August 17 at St. Columbkille Church, 6740 Broadview Rd. 10AM (Please meet at Church). Interment at Mapleshade Cemetery. Family will receive friends at VODRAZKA FUNERAL HOME of Independence, 6505 Brecksville Rd.,(Rt 21 S of Rockside), THURSDAY 4 to 8 PM. Family suggests contributions to Kemper House Memory Care Fund, 10890 Prospect Rd.Strongsville OH 44149 or Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Aug 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas Nicolay, Sr., Class of 1955. Please keep the Nicolay family in your prayers. THOMAS A. NICOLAY Sr. (1937 - 2018) age 80, beloved husband of 61 years to Margaret "Peggy" (nee Mangan); father of Thomas A. Jr. (Lisa), Dale (Diane), Michael (Denise), and Jill Green (Mark); grandfather of 10; great-grandfather of 2; brother of Robert (deceased) (Gerry) and Nola Wallace (Ray); uncle and great uncle of many. U.S. Army veteran - Korea. Lifetime member of American Legion Post 610 Brook Park, OH. Passed away suddenly August 13, 2018. Funeral Mass Saturday, August 18, St. Mary Church (250 Kraft St., Berea) at 11 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., FRIDAY 4-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.chambersfuneral.com
Aug 10, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Dona Wilson, mother of Dan Wilson, Class of 1979, and Dave Wilson, Class of 1981. Please keep the Wilson family in your prayers.. DONA P. WILSON (nee Groenenstein), age 88, entered into eternal rest and peace in the presence of Jesus, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She looked forward to her family reunion in Heaven. Beloved wife of the late Richard; loving mother of 13; grandmother to over 40; great-grandmother to over 30; and friend to countless others. Preceeded in death by her husband Richard A.; three sisters, Karen, Gay, and Rita; two daughters, Delno and Denise; and a grandson, Richard Wilson. She is survived by three sisters, Lynn Schembre, Merle Jess and Susan Kelley. Surviving children include Dawn Wilson, Richard V. Wilson (Brenda), Debra Klooz, Dianne Pilcher (Bob), Darlene Borling (Dennis), Donna Wilson, Dan Wilson (Gretchen), Dave Wilson (Nancy), Danae Wirth (Guy), Derrick Wilson, and Dale Wilson. She was a strong woman of faith and passionate prayer who valued life and the love of God her Father. Known by her keen, infectious sense of humor, her warm smile, and bear hugs, she brought joy and love to everyone she met. Dona was an accomplished artist, poet and cook who willingly shared her talents at countless family events and organizations. She was an avid sports fan and loved her Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers. Above all, she loved her family and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves an amazing legacy few can match. Family and friends are welcomed to attend a Prayer Service in her honor in the Chapel at St. Martin of Tours, 1800 Station Rd., Valley City, OH 44280, Monday August 13, 2018 at 12:00 Noon with Graveside Services immediately following. A memorial mass in her honor will be held at a later date.
Aug 9, 2018 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Richard Lawrence "Dick" Regan, Class of 1956. Please keep the Regan family in your prayers. Richard Lawrence "Dick" Regan, 79, of Findlay passed away at 4:35 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at his residence. On March 29, 1939 he was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Edward L. and Ruth (Rooney) Regan. On Nov. 23, 1957, he married Marilyn J. Berkoski and she survives. Also surviving are their seven daughters, Jean Regan of VA; Patricia (Kyle) Baughman of Fostoria; Doreen (Mike) Frantz of Bluffton; Sharon (Dan) Lewis of Bowling Green; Ruth Regan-Myers of McComb; Renee (Dan) Johnson of Findlay and Barbara (Eric) Russell of Ottawa; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren and a sister, Sarah Regan of NE. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Dustin Frantz, a sister, Nora Regan; son-in-law, Kevin Myers and a step-grandson, Mike Smith. Richard was a 1956 graduate of St. Edward High School and received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Findlay in 1986. Dick retired from Dow Chemical Company as a Quality Performance Manager in 1994, following 35 years of service. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, the Elks, Moose and AMVETS. He was an avid OSU, Browns, Cavs and Indians fan and enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (downtown) with Father Michael Zacharias officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Findlay. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Memorials can be directed to Cancer Patient Services or Bridge Hospice and online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.
Aug 6, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Patricia Ann Chunat, mother of Tom Chunat, Class of 1988, and Ted Chunat, Class of 1993, sister-in-law of Ray Chunat, Class of 1965. Please keep the Chunat family in your prayers. Patricia Ann Chunat went home to be with the Lord on August 1, 2018, just shy of her 76th birthday. She was born to Martin and Beverly Kane and was a dear little sister to Martin (Kathleen) Kane. The adventure truly began in 1964 when Pat married her beloved Richard. Together they built a beautiful and blessed life, devoted to each other for over 54 years. Patricia is Mom to Tracy, Tom, Ted/Rebecca. She was an attentive and giving Grandmother to Melody (Dan), Hannah, Evan, Carter, and Liam. Pat became a "surrogate" mom to many of her children's friends. She loved her dog Toby who was a faithful companion. Her life was spent devoted completely and unselfishly to her family. Her passions were trips with Richard to Niagara Falls and Mountaineer, lottery scratch-offs, dangly earrings, decorating for the holidays, preparing feasts to share with her family and giving treats or gifts. Her life was all about giving whether it was a beautiful smile to loved ones, candy to the nurses that cared for her or tough advice needed to be heard. She was a sweet and loving soul that her family and many friends on Earth shall miss, but one day we shall all meet again! Private services for family. Memorial mass to be held at St. Thomas More Church in Brooklyn Ohio at 11 a.m. on August 10, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cleveland APL.
Aug 3, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Helen Ann Orenski, mother of Dean Martens Sr., Class of 1974 and Dean Martens Jr., Class of 2014. Please keep the Martens and Orenski families in your prayers. HELEN ANN ORENSKI (nee Orosz) age 86, beloved wife of the late James Orenski; loving mother of Donald A. Martens Jr. (Barb), Dean Martens (Michelle), Laura Lemons (Jon), Daniel Martens (Paula), Lisa Martens, Joseph Martens, and the late Mary Martens; grandmother of Dean and Nicole Martens, Melissa Shaft (Jonathan) and Dayna and Lauren Martens; great-grandmother of Brooke Shaft; daughter of the late Joseph L. Sr. and Helen Orosz; sister of Dorothy Dubnicka (the late Richard) and the late Joseph L. Jr. (Dolores). Funeral Mass St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Rd. Monday August 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE BERRY-McGREEVEY-MARTENS FUNERAL HOME, 26691 DETROIT RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.) WESTLAKE FROM 3-5 AND 7-9 P.M. SUNDAY AUGUST 5, 2018.
Aug 2, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Cletus Quigley, father of Timothy Quigley, Class of 1967. Please keep the Quigley family in your prayers. CLETUS QUIGLEY age 100; beloved husband of 77 years to Marjorie (nee Wentz); father of Roberta Kelley (John, deceased), Judith Gabel (deceased), Charmaine Aerni (deceased), Marilyn Baeppler (Greg) and Timothy (Cheryl); grandfather of 19, great-grandfather of 27; brother of Eleanore Ettinger (Robert, deceased) and the late Thomas; uncle and great-uncle of many. U. S. Navy WWII veteran. Passed away July 31, 2018. Funeral Mass Monday, August 6, St. Mary of the Woods Chapel (35755 Detroit Rd. Avon) at 11 A.M. where friends may call ONE HOUR PRIOR TO MASS. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 1-216-251-6566.
Aug 2, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Domenica Manno, mother of Charlie Manno, Class of 1980, and Joe Manno, Class of 1982, grandmother of John Litten, Class of 1997, Dominic Litten, Class of 1999, Bill Litten, Class of 2002, Charlie Litten, Class of 2007, Joey Litten, Class of 2015, Christian Sweeney, Class of 2003, Michael Manno, Class of 2010, Tom Manno, Class of 2014, and John Manno, Class of 2017, great grandmother of Joshua Litten, Class of 2021. Please keep the Manno, Litten, and Sweeney families in your prayers. DOMENICA MANNO (1928 - 2018) age 90 (nee Agozzino). Devoted wife of Domenico (deceased). Beloved mother of Josephine (Bob, deceased) Litten, Mary (Keith) Sweeney, Charlie (Calogero), and Joe (Anne). Beloved Nonna of John (Carrie), Dominic (Beth) , Millie, Bill, Charlie, Joey, Christian (Carmen), Christopher, Tony, Mark, Michael, Lizzie, Tom and John. Beloved sister of Giovanni, Leonardo, Calogero, Filippo, Carmela and Maria Francesca (all deceased). Great grandmother of Joshua, Brendan, Amelia, Grace and Emma. Her unwavering devotion to her family and faith will live on in her family. She was a proud native of Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy who grew to love her adopted country and the city of Cleveland where she realized her dream of educating her children. Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018, 3 - 8pm at Craciun Berry Funeral Home 7200 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral Mass Saturday, 11am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 6928 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 1355 W. 70th Street, Cleveland, OH 44102.
Jul 23, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas Vozar, Class of 1973, brother of Mark Vozar, Class of 1972, and uncle of Mark Vozar, Class of 2010. Please keep the Vozar family in your prayers. THOMAS J. VOZAR, age 63. Magistrate Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Beloved husband of 28 years to Donna (nee Stepka). Loving father of Thomas M. Vozar and Diane "Annie" Vozar. Cherished son of the late Andrew and Ann (nee Ondrus) Vozar. Dear brother of Mark Vozar (Barb). Dear son in law of Mary Ann and Robert Warner. Dear brother in law of Mary Cay Varholick (Joe), Mark Stepka (Cindy), Martin Stepka (Lana) and Matthew Stepka. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests all donations to St. Colette Church, 330 W. 130th Street, Brunswick, Ohio 44212. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday evening July 25, 2018 St. Colette Church at 6:30PM. The family will receive friends WEDNESDAY EVENING AT ST. COLETTE CHURCH 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Arrangements entrusted to the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).
Jul 13, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Hogue, Class of 1953. Please keep the Hogue family in your prayers. JOHN HENRY (JACK) HOGUE, age 82, of Rocky River, dearly loved and remembered as The Piano Man, peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Beloved husband to the late Mary Ann (nee Stebbins). Cherished father of Mary Catherine, Daniel and Michael. Father-in-law to Maria (nee Garcia) Beloved grandfather of Patrick John and Bryan Alexander. Brother-in-law to John Chandler (Bonnie) and Elaine (nee Chandler) Musztuk. Devoted friend to Winkie Donnelly. Preceded in death by brother William and sister Marjorie (Gurnick). Jack was a member of St. Edward's first graduating class of 1953 and was a graduate and active alumnus of Notre Dame's class of 57. The Piano Man was also a faithful servant to many in the community. Arrangements for a memorial service and burial will be made at a later date.
Jul 5, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James Pickett, Class of 1983, son of the late James Pickett, Class of 1954, brother of Robert Pickett, Class of 1990, and Matthew Pickett, Class of 1995. Please keep the Pickett family in your prayers. Obituary: Jim Pickett, 53, Beloved Husband, Father & Friend, Free Spirit, Entrepreneur By villagegreennjaccess_timeJul-04-2018 James (Jim) Michael Pickett, entrepreneur, beverage industry pioneer and beloved husband of Heidi Hovland, and father to Lena (15) and Riordan (12), died Saturday, July 1, at St. Barnabas Medical Center, after suffering a massive stroke. He was 53. Jim was born in Cleveland, OH, on November 7, 1964 to Marie (Elaine) and James William Pickett. He was raised in a loving family with four siblings he precedes in death: Karen Walsh Pickett, Suzanne Pickett, Robert (Bob) Pickett and Matthew (Matt) Pickett. Jim was creative and passionate, an adventure-seeker and free spirit who loved life and where it took him. After graduating from St. Edwards High School in Cleveland, Jim set off for Penn State University, where he served as social chairman of his fraternity, SAE, and earned a business degree. When he graduated in 1988, Jim moved to New York, took a job with Bozell advertising and bartended in various bars around the city. One of his gigs was aboard the Forbes corporate yacht, The Highlander, and he soon joined the crew full time, charting a life adventure that included sailings to Alaska, the Panama Canal and a key itinerary up the West coast of America, where the micro-brewery trend was just taking hold. When he left The Highlander, Jim followed his newfound passion for craft beer to Brooklyn Brewery, where he joined the sales team and found his calling. The same skills that made Jim an exceptional bartender made him an exemplary salesman: genuineness, integrity, passion and humor. Jim was an entrepreneur with a gift for understanding beverage industry and consumer trends and where they were going. He loved small brands with stories to tell, and he specialized in selling, distributing and creating those kinds of brands. Pipeline Brands was the first company he created to serve the small spirits brands he loved that were getting lost in the consolidations happening among the major distributorships. Gotham Artisanal was developed so cocktail-loving consumers could elevate their mixers, syrups and bitters to the level of the premium and super-premium spirits they were mixing them with. USA Beverage Company was the import and distribution arm meant to support his and his partner's own passion projects, including Bravewood Bourbon and Calligraphy Wines. Nearest and dearest to his heart was Pickett Brothers Beverage, and Pickett's Ginger Beer, a company he created with his two brothers, and ran with his youngest brother, Matt. From the modestly named "Magnificent Seven" in high school to his beverage industry friends, baseball and softball teams, golf buddies, and a tight-knit Maplewood crew, a friend of Jim's was a friend for life. Continuing the maritime theme set early in his career, Jim met his wife Heidi in 1992 at the Fall Ball aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid, the aircraft carrier turned Sea, Air & Space Museum. Jim and Heidi married in 2000. He loved his family deeply, fiercely and with great pride. Heidi and their two children, Lena and Riordan, were the center of his universe and every beat of his heart. Their golden doodle, Clementine, continues to wait for her best friend, Jim, to come home. Shortly before his death, Jim and two partners set to buy and reinvent an established bar in Maplewood, NJ known as O'Reilly's. Jim died a very happy man, content with his family and many friends, and excited to add "Bar Owner" to his list of accomplishments. Heidi and his partners plan to make sure his dream becomes a legacy. Those wishing to assist Jim's family at this time may visit the following sites: Meal Train: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/n7q5le, and GoFundMe College Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/lena-amp-riordan-pickett-college-fund. Heidi, Lena and Riordan will host a casual gathering of remembrance for Jim on Thursday, July 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect Street, Maplewood, NJ. Cards or notes with stories or other remembrances of Jim that Heidi, Lena and Riordan can read at a later date would be welcome. At approximately 5 p.m., the family will invite those who wish to share memories to do so. (Note: There's no A/C in Fellowship Hall; please dress for maximum comfort.) A larger celebration of Jim's life will be held at a later date to allow for friends and family to travel from near or far. Jim's family is proud to share that his spirit, strength and smarts live on through organ donation. Learn more at https://www.njsharingnetwork.org.
Jul 5, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Colleen Steadley, daughter of Gerald Stroh, Class of 1970, and sister-in-law of Kurt Nye, Class of 2004. Please keep the Steadley, Stroh, and Nye families in your prayers. COLLEEN R. STEADLEY (Nee Stroh), age 35 yrs; loving wife of Christopher; devoted mother of Kaitlyn and Ryan; cherished daughter of Irene (nee Adams) and Gerald Stroh; dear sister of Megan Nye (Kurt); daughter-in -law of Bob and Kathleen Steadley; sister-in-law of Maggie Ferrando (Dave) and Mollie Steadley; niece, aunt, cousin and friend to many. Colleen was a graduate of Magnificat High School (2001), Miami University (2005), and Ashland University (2008). She was a dedicated teacher, turned homemaker, who believed strongly in her faith. God and family were central to her life which brought her great joy. Colleen influenced everyone in a loving way with her positive attitude and was an amazing inspiration to many during her courageous battle against breast cancer. Passed away peacefully, July 2, 2018 surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass, St. Bernadette Church (2256 Clague Rd., Westlake) Saturday, July 7th at 10:00 am. Interment Holy Cross. Friends may call at the McGORRAY- HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) Friday, July 6th from 3 - 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to St. Bernadette School, 2300 Clague Rd., Westlake, OH 44145.
Jul 3, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ann Doran, mother of Kevin, Class of 1975, and David, Class of 1980. Please keep the Doran family in your prayers. ANN M. DORAN, (nee Quinn) age 87, beloved wife of 62 years to the late William J.; loving mother of Kevin (Mary), Terry Kittrick (Kevin), David (Elizabeth) and Diane Russo (Tom). Devoted grandmother of Erin Rossi (Edward) and Gregory Doran (deceased); Meagan Kittrick (Fiancé Nick), Jenny Evans (Bryan) and Tim Kittrick (Fiancée Christina); Margaret, Emily and Michael Doran; Kelly, Joe, Patrick and Charlie Russo; great-grandmother of Mae Evans; sister of George Quinn (Carol) and Robert Quinn (deceased) (Martha); aunt and great aunt of many. Ann was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Class of 1948 and Ohio Dominican University, Class of 1952. Ann was a devoted community and non-profit leader, philanthropic fundraising executive and St. Joseph Academy Board Member. Passed away, Friday, June 29, 2018. Funeral Mass Friday, July 6th St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park) at 10:00 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at McGORRAY-HANNA Funeral Home of Westlake, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) THURSDAY from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111 or Youth Challenge, 800 Sharon Dr. Westlake, OH 44145.
Jul 3, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Gilbert McGee, father of Frank, Class of 1993, and father-in-law of Ian McManamon, Class of 1987. Please keep the McGee and McManamon families in your prayers. GILBERT N. McGEE, age 89, avid fisherman, skier and faithful employee of Ohio Bell Telephone Co. for 38 years. Beloved husband of Marlene (nee Wherley); loving father of Jennifer S. McManamon (Ian) and Franklin L. McGee(Emily); dear grandfather of Logan, Liam, Aidan, Adelaide, Sean, Owen and Christopher; son of the late Franklin A. And Pauline (nee Miller) McGee and brother of the late Franklin E. and Jack M. McGee. U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. Passed away Sunday July 1, 2018. Funeral Mass Thursday July 5, St. Mark Church 15500 Montrose Ave. at 10:00 AM. Interment private. Friends may call at St. Mark Church, 9:00 AM until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Jul 2, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Francis Gallagher, Class of 1959, father of Daniel, Class of 1997, and Kevin, Class of 2001, grandfather of Patrick Rue, Class of 2015, brother of John, Class of 1956, Michael, Class of 1958, and Tom, Class of 1961, uncle of John M. Gallagher, Class of 1980, Michael Gallagher, Class of 1984, John C. Gallagher, Class of 1985, and Brian Gallagher, Class of 1990, great uncle of Ian Dzurik, Class of 2013 and Martin Dzurik, Class of 2015. Please keep the Gallagher, Rue, and Dzurik families in your prayers. FRANCIS "DIGGER" GALLAGHER (1941 - 2018), age 76, devoted husband of 52 years to Catherine "Kay" (nee Moran); loving father of Maureen Dolan (David), Bridget Rue, Kathleen Fay (Matt), Mary Kay Smith (Brian), Erin Fada (Steve), Dan and Kevin (Julia); adored "Pa" of Heather, Andrew, Patrick, Morgan, Jacob, Leah, Emily, Maeve, Owen, Teagan, Alyssa, Nicholas, Brynn, Allison and Jessica; loving great grandfather of Elijah, Micah, Jonah and Raynah; cherished son of the late Marion (nee Grealis) and John Gallagher; dear brother of John (Kathy), Michael (Lynn), Thomas (Judy) and Mary Catherine Keane (James-deceased); beloved brother in law, uncle, cousin and friend of many. Passed away June 29, 2018. Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 3, St. Colman Church (2027 W. 65th St) at 10 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS MONDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to St. Colman Church, 2027 W. 65th St. Cleveland, OH 44102 or Little Brothers and Sisters of the Eucharist c/o Fr. James O'Donnell 3675 W. 165th St. Cleveland, OH 44111. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Jul 2, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Frances Jean Hamric, grandmother of Kevin Hamric, Class of 2017. Please keep the Hamric family in your prayers. FRANCES JEAN HAMRIC (nee Doleys) 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 28, 2018 with her family by her side. She was the youngest daughter of Rose and Frank Doleys (both deceased) and was preceded in death by her siblings: Blanche, Helen, George, Dorothy, Ruth and Edwin. She spent 40 years with the love of her life, Willard Waltman Hamric (deceased). Together they chose Vern (Sue), Ruth (Tom) and John (Renee) and became a family. "Franny" was blessed with seven grandchildren, Justin (Mary), Jeremy (deceased), Megan, Amy, Johnny, Kevin, Ashley and Ben (Julie). They along with her great-grandchildren: Maddie, Grace and Jackson adored her. She was "Gramma Fran" to many. Fran enjoyed being the matriarch to her nieces and nephews. Her girlfriends meant the world to her. Please join us not to say goodbye, but to celebrate her life: MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018 4-8 PM at GOLUBSKI FUNERAL HOME, 5986 RIDGE RD., PARMA. Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the funeral home. Our family asks that you spend time with your loved ones, give them an extra hug and make a toast to enduring friendships; lifelong and beyond. That is what Fran would want.
Jul 2, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Lawrence Ripich, father of Terry Ripich, Class of 1962, and great grandfather of Forde Ripich, Class of 2012. Please keep the Ripich family in your prayers. LAWRENCE RIPICH, age 91. Beloved husband of 39 years to the late June (nee Pope); dear father of Terry L. Ripich (Danielle M.) and Laureen Mooney (Raymond, deceased); loving grandfather of Amy Roddey (Spencer), Michael Ripich, Sarah C. vanRaalten (Chris) Patrick Mooney (Megan) and Colleen Mooney; great grandfather of Forde, Nina, Joe, Terry, Nick, Caroline and Harry; brother of John R. (Marie); and Sunny the dog; dear friend of many at Put-in-Bay Island for over 63 years. U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran. Retired CEO and Chairman of American Tank and Fabricating Co. after 52 years of service. Passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Angela Merici Church 20970 Lorain Rd. Tuesday, July 3 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) MONDAY 2-6 P.M. Family suggests memorial contributions to Mother of Sorrows Church 620 Catawba Ave. Put-in-Bay, OH 43456. A special thanks to our wonderful caregivers Brigid, Amy and Donna.
Jun 29, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Agnes Brimus, grandmother of Daniel Brimus, Class of 2004. Please keep the Brimus family in your prayers. AGNES D. BRIMUS (1924 - 2018) (nee Porvaznik) age 94, beloved wife of the late Stephen; mother of Joan Fishburn (Gary), Tim (Susan) and James (Sonja) of South Dakota; grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 18. Loving sister of Rosemary Krupa. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Hospice of Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland OH 44110. Friends may call the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park on Sunday, July 1 from 2-6 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Christopher's Church, 20141 Detroit Road, Rocky River on Monday, July 2 at 11 am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. (440) 333-9774 www.buschcares.com.
Jun 28, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Georgene Jordan, wife of the late Richard Jordan, Class of 1954, mother of Brian Jordan, Class of 1979, and Terry Jordan, Class of 1980, grandmother of Patrick Jordan, Class of 2009. Please keep the Jordan family in your prayers. GEORGENE C. JORDAN (1939 - 2018) (nee Waechter), age 79, wife of the late Richard; beloved mother of Brian (Mary Ann), Terry (Katie), and Brenda; grandmother of Ashley Calmer (Keith), Patrick, Corey and Mary; great-grandmother of Emma and Kaylee; daughter of the late Ellinore (nee Schuerger) and Emil Waechter; sister of Dale Waechter; sister-in-law of Patricia Waechter; aunt, great-aunt and cousin of many. Passed away June 14, 2018. Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 19, St. Julie Billiart Church (5500 Lear Nagle Rd., North Ridgeville) at 10 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, MONDAY 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association of Cleveland, 23215 Commerce Park Dr., Beachwood, OH 44122 or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110. www.chambersfuneral.com.
Jun 27, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ronald J. Patton, father of Tim Patton, Class of 1977. Please keep the Patton family in your prayers. RONALD J. PATTON age 87, beloved husband of Annabelle N. (nee Nock); loving father of Marianne (deceased), Tim (Shann), Peggy Barrett (Mike), Kathy Tegeder (Tim) and Colleen Dolnick (Ryan); dear grandfather of Erin Brede (Chris), Sean, Katy Kelley (Dave), Colleen Petro (Drew) Annie and Patrick; Bridget Azocar (Jason) and Colin Barrett; Ryan Tegeder (Katie), Marianne (deceased), Brendan, Shannon, P.J. and Sean Tegeder; Seamus and Brennan Dolnick; Great-grandfather of Mary Clare and James Brede, David, Grace and Abigail Kelley, Owen Tegeder and Ava Azocar; son of the late Ruth Haier (nee Olmsted) and Thomas Patton; brother-in-law of Virginia and Dr. Edward (deceased) Lundberg and Charles J. and Pat Nock; Uncle and great-uncle of many. Passed away, Friday June 22, 2018. US ARMY Korean War Veteran. Funeral Mass, St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village, Monday, June 25th at 10:30 am. Interment Holy Cross. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia) SUNDAY from 3 - 7 pm. Family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Raphael School Scholarship Fund or to Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Jun 26, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Charles A. Malek, Class of 1954, brother of Thomas, Class of 1958, and father of Scott, Class of 1984. Please keep the Malek family in your prayers. Charles A. Malek, Sr., of Medina, Ohio, my husband of 11 years, my soulmate, and my best friend for 36 years, lost his battle with heart, lung and kidney disease, Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the age of 81. Chuck was a devout Catholic with strong faith; a member of Saint Francis Xavier. He was a graduate of St. Edward High School and a proud electrician in IBEW Local 38 for 61 years. Chuck was a veteran of the Korean War, lifetime member of Medina VFW and member of American Legion. Chuck had many friends and "fish tales" over the years, as he and Susan lived in Marblehead for 22 years. He is survived by his loving wife Susan K. Malek (Phillips-Scheimann); his sons, Charles M. Jr., Christopher, and Scott (Cheryl) and their mother, Elaine. He is also survived by step-daughters; Debra Memmer (Bruce), Brenda Turner (Dennis), and Lora Stuart (Michael aka Buck); cherished grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of seven (Papa Chuck); and Winnie, his four -legged best friend. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Carl & Eileen Malek; his brother Thomas; and daughters, Debra and Sharon Josephine. A very special person who will be missed by all. Friends may join the family for visitation Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 3 PM to 5 PM at Carlson Funeral Homes, 3477 Medina Rd., Medina, OH 44256. Prayer Service and Honor Guard tribute to follow. A private burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery will be held at a later date. The family suggests donations be made to Cleveland Electrical JATC Apprenticeship Program, 9333 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH, 44215.
Jun 20, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Boudon, father of Greg Boudon, Class of 1964, Christopher Boudon, Class of 1970, and the late Jim Boudon, Class of 1966. Please keep the Boudon family in your prayers. ROBERT G. BOUDON, age 98. A humble servant has left his earthly home to begin his life in heaven, reunited with his beloved wife Peggy (Margaret Ann Honsberger). Bob was born in Port Allegany, PA. During WWII Bob served as Captain of a B-17 Bomber, flying missions to Germany, Russia and Poland. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war Bob and Peggy settled in Olean, N.Y. and later moved to Lakewood, OH. Left behind to celebrate his life are children Claudia Pawlak (Ray, deceased), Greg (Sue), Jim (deceased), Betsy Guild (Jacek), Christopher, Margy Poorman, Larry (Lynn), Mike (Nancy), Barb Samanta (Supriya). Loving Grandpa to 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by four siblings. After retiring from his sales career, Bob and Peg moved to Westlake. Bob volunteered into his 90's as a Eucharistic Minister and Usher at St. Bernadette Church. Our Dad was a wonderful husband and father, who loved his family beyond measure. His life was an example of strong faith, hard work, humor, generosity and so much more. We will miss him. Funeral Mass at St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Rd., Friday, June 22 at 10:30am. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE ROAD, WESTLAKE, OHIO 44145 THURSDAY 2 - 4 and 6 - 8PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to Camilla Hall Nursing Home, c/o Mission Advancement, 1140 King Rd., Immaculatta, PA 19345
Jun 14, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Lorraine Kelly, mother of Dennis Michael Kelly, Class of 1966. Please keep the Kelly family in your prayers. LORRAINE KELLY (nee Morgan), 92, Beloved wife of the late Robert; dear mother of Patricia Kelly, Michael (Mary Jane), Barbara Archer (Michael), Elizabeth DeVito (Daniel), Jane Slife (William), and the late Robert Jr.; grandmother of 12; great-grandmother of 16. Former Assistant Manager of Bond Court Hotel. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Coleman Church, 2027 West 65th St., Cleveland on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. "PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH" Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Coleman Church.
Jun 14, 2018 REVISED -- Dear Alumni: We have just been advised of the passing of Thomas J. Heil, Sr. on June 11, 2018. He is the father of Tommy Heil, Jr., Class of 1985. We ask that you please keep the Heil family in your prayers. An obituary is not expected and services will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Tommy Heil, Jr. can be reached at liberal_dj@yahoo.com.
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Jun 13, 2018 Dear Alumni: We have just been advised of the passing of Thomas J. Heil, Sr. on June 11, 2018. He is the father of Tommy Heil, Jr., Class of 1985. We ask that you please keep the Heil family in your prayers. An obituary is not expected and services will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Jun 12, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mary Louise Gallagher, mother of Daniel Gallagher, Class of 1965. Please keep the Gallagher family in your prayers. Mary Louise Gallagher (1919 - 2018) (nee Gluntz), age 99. Beloved wife of the late Edward P.; mother of Mary Lou, Daniel (Debbie), Jeanne, Patricia Shields and Peggy Clark; grandmother of Michael Shields, Kathy Smith, Amy Shoaf, Laura Gallagher and Michelle and Jimmy Clark; great-grandmother of Addison, Ava, Gwen and Eddie. Passed away June 7, 2018. Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 12, St. Richard Church (26855 Lorain Rd.) at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS MONDAY 4-7 PM. Memorial contributions to St. Joseph Academy, 3430 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, 44111 or the Poor Clare Nuns, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, 44111. www.chambersfuneral.com.
May 31, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of John Parnell, Class of 1956. Please keep the Parnell family in your prayers. PARNELL, John A. "Jake," age 81, of Kettering, passed away May 28, 2018. Mass June 8, 10:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Westbrock Funeral Home, Bigger Road, Dayton, OH.
May 30, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Martin Miller, Class of 1987. Please keep the Miller family in your prayers. MARTIN McVAY MILLER,age 49, Marty was the most beloved son of Joanne (nee Roof) and the late Philip Miller; dearest brother of Scott Miller (Kristen), Beth Miller, Katie Gerard (Deceased)(Matt), Molly Mohamed (Mike), and Ann Weixel (Steve); special loving nephew, cousin, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, and friend to many. Marty graduated from St. Edward High School, Class of 1987. The Miller family would like to thank Pete N. Poolos Jr., M.D. for providing us with the 49 years we had with Marty. Passed away May 27, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, June 2nd at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd. at 10 AM (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Friends may call in the McGORRAY - HANNA Funeral Home of Lakewood, 14133 Detroit Ave., FRIDAY from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH, 44111.
May 30, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Eugene Fodor, father of Michael Fodor, Class of 1981, and Mark Fodor, Class of 1983, also grandfather of Aidan Fodor, Class of 2017. Please keep the Fodor family in your prayers. EUGENE L. FODOR, Age 79, of Lakewood, passed away peacefully on Monday May 28, 2018. Born June 8, 1938 in Agyagosszergeny, Hungary to the late Janos and Teresa (nee Hadarics) Fodor. Beloved husband to Eva M. Fodor (deceased); loving father of Michael (Mary Jo), Mark (Barbara), Deanna (Michael Browne, deceased); loving grandfather of Tyler, Haley, Halle, Bridget, Aidan and Dianna. U.S. Army Veteran. Funeral Service Monday June 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. where friends may call from 3:00 until time of service. Interment Private.
May 23, 2018 Dear Alumni: We were just advised of the passing of Edward "Ned" Kenney, Class of 1956, on January 30, 2018. He is the brother of Dr. John Kenney, Class of 1953. Please keep the Kenney family in your prayers. Edward H. ("Ned") Kenney passed away January 30th, 2018 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. John Kenney. He is survived by his loving wife Linda and children: Mary, Sean, Scott Wilson and wife Denise, Wendy Capasso and husband Joe. He was "Poppy" to five grandchildren: Carley, Joey, Selina, Braydon and Jayson. He also leaves behind his "favorite" sister-in-law Sally and one niece and four nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, February 5th at 10:30am at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Huffmeister Road, Cypress, Texas 77065, with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice.
May 23, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Louise Holland, wife of Michael Holland, Class of 1962, sister-in-law of Daniel Holland, Class of 1954, and Thomas Holland, Class of 1957. Please keep the Holland family in your prayers. Louise Grace Holland, a New Canaan, CT resident for more than 40 years, passed away peacefully on Friday evening May 18, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New York City on March 3, 1945, the second daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette Pizzuto. Louise married her college sweetheart, Michael Francis Holland, and shared the next 52 years together as husband and wife. She was a woman who lived her life as the gift God meant it to be. She was devoted to her husband and sons who cherished and adored her. She gave her love freely as a wife, mother and friend. Louise's kindness and generosity of spirit brought comfort and solace to those in need while her smile, energy, and irreverent sense of humor brought happiness and joy to all those around her. Her unwavering faith and trust in the Lord instilled in her the strength, selflessness, and inner peace which she shared with others. Louise was a Deacon at the Congregational Church and very active in Community Bible Study. She was an active woman with a wide variety of hobbies and interests including gardening, playing bridge, reading, tennis and golf. Her greatest joys, however, came from the simple things, long walks at Irwin Park or on Cisco Beach with her beloved husband, her family gatherings with her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren, or being in the company of her friends. In addition to her husband, Louise is survived by her six sons, Brian of New York City, Tom (Philippa) of Darien, Joe (Katie) and Dan (Lindsay) both of Fairfield, John (Jen) and Mike Jr. (Courtney) both of New Canaan, her sister Marianne Haggerty of New York and sixteen grandchildren, Ella, Jack, Callie, Tommy, Jane, Harry, Will, Cooper, Carter, Henry, Hope, Berkeley, Wally, Michael, Holden and Bayard. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:00am in the Congregational Church of New Canaan, 23 Park Street, New Canaan, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Congregational Church in her name or to the charity of one's choice. For directions or online condolences visit www.hoytfuneralhome.com
May 22, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Adam Kulina, Class of 2009, son of Todd Kulina, Class of 1987, grandson of John Kulina, Class of 1961, and Andrew Rerko, Class of 1953. Please keep the Kulina and Rerko families in your prayers. ADAM J. KULINA, age 27. Beloved son of Todd and Florence Kulina (nee Rerko). Dear brother of Zachary (Amber) and Margaret Kulina. Loving grandson of John and Judeann Kulina (nee Corrigan), and Andrew and the late Joan Rerko (nee Vetter). Nephew, cousin, and friend to many. Adam was a 2009 graduate of St. Edward High School and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mel Church 14436 Triskett Rd. Thursday May 24, at 10:00 AM. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Private. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions to The Lantern Recovery Center 12160 Triskett Rd. Cleveland, OH 44111.
May 18, 2018 Dear Alumni: We have just been advised of the passing of Lois Ann Vysoky on May 17, 2018. She is the mother of Matt Vysoky, Class of 1986, and sister of Wilfred Marquard, Class of 1967. Please keep the Vysoky and Marquard families in your prayers. Funeral services will be announced at a later date.
May 18, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Kathy Pawlitsch, wife of Herb Pawlitsch, Class of 1966, and sister-in-law of Joe Pawlitsch, Class of 1968. Please keep the Pawlitsch family in your prayers. KATHY L. PAWLITSCH (1950 - 2018), 67, of Westlake passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was born June 24, 1950 to the late Robert and Catherine Cooper in Cleveland, OH. Kathy began her career working in the retail business for Higbee's Department Store in downtown Cleveland where she started her 25 year career as a buyer. She moved on to Kline's Department Store as an on-the road sales representative for their clothing line. She pursued her love of flowers by going to floral school and then purchasing her own floral business in Avon named A Secret Garden. She was an amazing cook and loved entertaining at her home. She and her husband have a vacation home in Lakewood Ranch, FL that she designed and they built together. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Herb; brother Robert (Ruth) Cooper of Baker, FL; sister Linda Cooper; Uncle Bill and Aunt Joan Mould of Alexandria, VA.; brother in-law Joseph (Denise) Pawlitsch; nephews Timothy, Brian Delfs, Billy Delfs and nieces Cassie (son Kyle), Jennifer (Dan) Wolters, and Jessica (Chris) Leary. Kathy loved her dogs Darla, Rascal, Spanky, Skeeter, and Misty or any other dog that crossed her path. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Animal Protective League of Lorain County, 7202 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. The family will receive friends Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2pm-5pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 32000 DETROIT RD AVON, OH. 440-937-6175 www.buschcares.com
May 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Robert Madsen, father of Albert Madsen, Class of 2004, and Eric Madsen, Class of 2010. Please keep the Madsen family in your prayers. ROBERT J. "JIMMY" MADSEN, age 60. Beloved husband of Lizabeth (nee Riva); loving father of Albert, Daniel and Eric; son of Robert R. and the late Elsie (nee Kovacs); brother of the late Randy and Ricky; uncle of many. Passed away unexpectedly May 15, 2018. Funeral Service Monday, May 21 at 3:30 P.M. in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, where friends may call from time of service until 7:30 P.M. Interment private. Funeral Service Monday, May 21, 2018 3:30 PM Chambers Funeral Home (West Park) 4420 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, Ohio 44135 Visitation Monday, May 21, 2018 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM Chambers Funeral Home (West Park) 4420 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, Ohio 44135
May 17, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Edith Drabik, mother of David Drabik, Class of 1985, and Deane Drabik, Class of 1992. Please keep the Drabik family in your prayers. EDITH "EDIE" DRABIK (nee Dunn), age 74; passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Beloved wife of Stan "Stosh" for 53 years; loving mother of Dr. Stan "Skip" (Kris), David (Jeanie) and Deane (Katie); dearest grandmother of Carly Hogarth (Colin), Haley, Gavin, David, and Angela; great-grandmother of Nolan Hogarth; daughter of the late Fred and Ruth Dunn; sister of Wilbur Dunn (Nancy), Elaine Harris (Fred), Arlene Wester (Tim); loving aunt and dear friend of many; loved by her beloved pet Lucy. Edie is the Vice President of the St. Charles Ladies Guild. Enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, and known for her famous pierogies. She will be greatly missed by many. The family suggests contributions be made to Lucky Paws Animal Rescue, www.luckypawsrescue.org. All services at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, 11680 Royalton Rd. North Royalton Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. Final resting place Sunset Memorial Park. Friends received at THE RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.) MONDAY 2-8 P.M.
May 14, 2018 REVISED - Brian Wilgus, Class of 2005 has been added. Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Donald DeChant, father of Michael DeChant, Class of 1969, Thomas DeChant, Class of 1973, Mark DeChant, Class of 1981, and the late Jerome DeChant, Class of 1971, grandfather of Patrick DeChant, Class of 2005, Sean DeChant, Class of 2008, Christopher Wilgus, Class of 1996, David Wilgus, Class of 1999, Michael Wilgus, Class of 1995, Joseph Wilgus, Class of 2001, Stephen Wilgus, Class of 2003, and Brian Wilgus, Class of 2005. Please keep the DeChant and Wilgus' families in your prayers. DONALD W. DeCHANT, age 91. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Mills). Loving father of Michael (Elizabeth "Betty"), Jerome (deceased), Susan Wilgus (John), Thomas (Donna), Jann, and Mark (Nancy). Dear grandfather of 15, and great-grandfather of 21. Brother of the late Dolores Moore. Don was a 1944 graduate of Lakewood High School, and a 1950 graduate of Kent State University. He also served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Radioman during WWII. Passed away May 7, 2018. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Church 2256 Clague Rd. Wednesday May 16, at 10:30AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends May Call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) TUESDAY from 4 - 8 pm. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions be made to St. Bernadette School, The Jerome W. DeChant Endowment Fund at St. Edward High School, The DeChant Family Endowment Fund at Magnificat High School, or the Leo B. Mills Family Endowment Fund at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here and enter The Jerome W. DeChant Endowment Fund in the comments section.
May 14, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James Skrovan, Class of 1954. Please keep the Skrovan family in your prayers. JAMES W. SKROVAN, age 81. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Sadowsky). Dearest father of Judith A., Sandra J. (Rodney Schwartz), James E. and Daniel J. (Jodi). Loving grandfather of Meganne, Joseph and Khoury, Elizabeth and Michael, and Katie. Dear brother of William, Paula and Patti. Dear friend of Greg Mozny and Michael Raible. Long time devoted employee of The Kroger Co. and Stop-N-Shop Supermarkets. VISITATION: MON., MAY 14 FROM 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Snow & Ridge). FUNERAL MASS: TUES., MAY 15 AT 10:00 A.M. AT ST. COLUMBKILLE CHURCH. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com
May 11, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Donald DeChant, father of Michael DeChant, Class of 1969, Thomas DeChant, Class of 1973, Mark DeChant, Class of 1981, and the late Jerome DeChant, Class of 1971, grandfather of Patrick DeChant, Class of 2005, Sean DeChant, Class of 2008, Christopher Wilgus, Class of 1996, David Wilgus, Class of 1999, Michael Wilgus, Class of 1995, Joseph Wilgus, Class of 2001, and Stephen Wilgus, Class of 2003. Please keep the DeChant and Wilgus' families in your prayers. DONALD W. DeCHANT, age 91. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Mills). Loving father of Michael (Elizabeth "Betty"), Jerome (deceased), Susan Wilgus (John), Thomas (Donna), Jann, and Mark (Nancy). Dear grandfather of 15, and great-grandfather of 21. Brother of the late Dolores Moore. Don was a 1944 graduate of Lakewood High School, and a 1950 graduate of Kent State University. He also served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Radioman during WWII. Passed away May 7, 2018. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Church 2256 Clague Rd. Wednesday May 16, at 10:30AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends May Call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) TUESDAY from 4 - 8 pm. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions be made to St. Bernadette School, The Jerome W. DeChant Endowment Fund at St. Edward High School, The DeChant Family Endowment Fund at Magnificat High School, or the Leo B. Mills Family Endowment Fund at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, please click here and please enter The Jerome W. DeChant Endowment Fund in the comments section.
May 10, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Ty Merriman, father of Tim Merriman, Class of 1971, Tom Merriman, Class of 1974, Pat Merriman, Class of 1976, and Terry Merriman, Class of 1979, grandfather of Timothy (Mike) Merriman, Class of 1996, Ryan Merriman, Class of 1999, Brendan Merriman, Class of 2002, and Michael (Kirk) Mills, Class of 2010. Please keep the Merriman and Mills' families in your prayers. TY MERRIMAN, age 93. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Bowden); loving father of Joanne Merriman Miller (John A.), Timothy Michael Sr. (Lynn Tracy), Thomas John, Patrick Bowden (Kirsten Hilary), Michael Keating (deceased), Terence Liam, Kelly Anne Mills (Robert Kirkwood) and Sean Michael; grandfather of 16; great grandfather of 7. U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. Passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Christopher Church 20141 Detroit Rd. Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) FRIDAY 4-7 P.M. Family suggests memorial contributions to Ames Family Hospice House 30080 Hospice Way Westlake, OH 44145 or Monastery of the Poor Clares 3501 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, OH 44111.
May 8, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Joseph Dorko, Class of 1961. Please keep the Dorko family in your prayers. JOSEPH J. DORKO, age 74. Beloved fiancé of the late Delores Braznock; loving father of Joseph and Lisa Lawrence (Jay); dear grandfather of Dana and Joseph Dorko and Ava and Lance Lawrence; brother of Mary Ann Nice (Chris) (deceased), Joan Sawitzke (Robert); dear uncle of many. Passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Brendan Church 4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted Friday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) THURSDAY 4-8 P.M. Family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Lakewood Elks Club, Lodge 1350, 24350 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH 44145.
May 8, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Lynne Hricik, mother of Kevin Hricik, Class of 2002. Please keep the Hricik family in your prayers. Lynne M. Hricik (nee Holloway), 64, of Rocky River. Beloved wife of 40 years to Dr. Donald Hricik; cherished mother of Brian, Kevin, Lauren and Michael; loving grandmother of Brielle. Dear sister of Cheryl Giannantonio (Rick) and Robert Holloway. Aunt, cousin and friend to many. Passed away peacefully on May 6, 2018 at home after a long battle with dementia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to University Hospital Hospice/Seasons of Life Hospice 9511 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Middleburg Hts OH 44130. Friends may call the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 4-8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the funeral home. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. www.buschcares.com (440) 333-9774
May 2, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Marilyn Malley, mother of James Malley, Jr., Class of 1981, grandmother of Randall (R.J.) Hetman, Class of 2008, and mother-in-law of the late John Hetman, Class of 1985. Please keep the Malley and Hetman families in your prayers. MARILYN V. MALLEY (nee Bell), age 83. Beloved wife of the late James P., Sr.; mother of James P. Jr., and Deirdre Hetman (the late John); Nana of R.J. Hetman and Emily Rhodes (Jeremy); sister of Ellen Sliter and the late Jeanne Williams; aunt and friend of many. Passed away April 30, 2018. Funeral Mass Thursday, May 3, Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10:00 AM. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS WEDNESDAY 2-4 & 6-8 PM. www.chambersfuneral.com.
May 2, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Mark Vinesky, father of Alex Vinesky, Class of 2010. Please keep the Vinesky family in your prayers. Mark L. Vinesky, 58 of Avon Lake, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born to parents Lawrence and Joan Vinesky on February 10, 1960. Mark was a member of the St. Joseph Church in Avon Lake. He lived his life in service to others by volunteering at the Muscular Dystrophy Camp, as a tour guide at the Henry Ford Estate, C.Y.O., the Ohio Pug Rescue and at the Slovenian Home. He is survived by his loving wife Deborah; children Alex (Kaleigh), Jane and Grace; siblings Pamela, Susan (Paul) Zgodzinski and Gregory; nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Joan Vinesky and his brother John. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to Ohio Pug Rescue of Columbus. Friends may call Thursday, May 3rd from 3pm-8pm at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 163 AVON-BELDEN RD, AVON LAKE, OH. Mass will be held Friday, May 4th 10am at St. Joseph Church 32929 Lake Rd., Avon Lake, OH. www.buschcares.com 440-933-3202.
Apr 27, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Nancy Ann Beckwith, mother-in-law of Jack Kahl, Class of 1958. Please keep the Beckwith and Kahl families in your prayers. Nancy Ann Beckwith (Campbell) of Williamston, Formerly of Flint passed away April 19, 2018 at Sparrow Hospice. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 30th, 11A.M. at Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Rd, Okemos, MI 48864 with Reverend Carlson officiating. Nancy was born in Flint on August 9, 1938. She retired from Kettering University. Surviving are children; Sherry (Jack) Kahl, David (Debbie) Campbell, Cathy (Bruce) Barrera, Laura Neil, sisters; Laura Karasick of Grand Blanc and Carol Snipes of North Carolina, grandchildren; Stacey, Vanessa, Ian, Michael, Adam, and Lauryn; six great-grandchildren, and very special partner of over twenty years, Steve Zaban. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Nancy Beckwith to Sparrow Hospice House of Lansing or Okemos Presbyterian Church.
Apr 23, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of James Kilfoyle, Class of 1981. Please keep the Kilfoyle family in your prayers. JAMES E. KILFOYLE (Jim E.), 55, of Cleveland, unexpectedly entered into Eternal Peace on April 12, 2018. Jim E. was born on December 29, 1962 in Lakewood, Ohio. He was a graduate of St. Edward High School in Lakewood. He enjoyed the outdoors. If he wasn't hiking or biking, he was fixing something for someone. Jim leaves behind his parents, James K. Kilfoyle of Cave Creek, Arizona and Bonnie Kilfoyle (Steve Werderitsch) of Brunswick Hills, Ohio; his siblings, Steve, and Amy Penn (James); Nephews and nieces, Heather, Shawn, Bevin, Raymond and Owen Penn. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael. Jim had a big heart, and he gave unselfishly of himself in many ways to many people. He leaves behind a legacy of smiles and kindness to all. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 1:30 pm at Slone & Co. Funeral Directors, 13115 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, with a celebration of his life following. Inurnment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Lifebanc, 4775 Richmond Road, Cleveland, OH 44128. Jim gave so that others may live. Bollinger Funeral Services of Brunswick handled arrangements. www.bollingerfuneral.com
Apr 20, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Thomas McNamara, grandfather of Thomas Mackin, Class of 2002, Daniel Mackin, Class of 2004, Patrick Mackin, Class of 2012, Thomas Palumbo, Class of 2017, Daniel Palumbo, Class of 2018, father-in-law of Thomas J. Mackin, Class of 1975, and Thomas Dickey, Class of 1982. Please keep the McNamara, Mackin, Palumbo and Dickey families in your prayers. THOMAS H. McNAMARA, age 91, beloved husband of the late Eileen (nee Melville); loving father of Mary Jo, Thomas M., Bridget Mackin (Thomas), Eileen Dickey (Thomas), Patricia Loftus (Brian), Daniel J. and Kathleen Palumbo (Thomas); dear Papa of 35, great Papa of 4; father-in-law of Kenneth Combes and Karen McNamara; Brother of Gerald, Donna Hart, William and the late Eugene and Robert. US Army WW II Veteran (Pacific Theater of Operations). Graduate of Ohio University. Tom was a gifted singer, guitarist and pianist. Passed away, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Funeral Mass St. Christopher Church (20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River) Saturday, April 21st at 1:30 pm. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) SATURDAY MORNING from 10:30 am -12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorials suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve, or to St. Christopher Church.
Apr 19, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is an invitation from the Golz family to celebrate in the life of their father, Jeffrey Golz, Class of 1979. Please keep the Golz family in your prayers. We would like to extend an invitation to Celebrate the Life of our loving father, Jeffrey Golz on Saturday April 21, 2018. Services will be held at Holick Craciun Funeral Home (address provided below). Celebration of Life Gathering will be from 1pm to 4pm with Funeral Service to follow at 4pm. Refreshments and beverages will be provided. In lieu of cash or gifts, please consider making a donation in his name to The National Kidney Foundation or US Speedskating. Flowers may be sent to Holick Craciun Funeral Home. Formal Obituary to follow. Address: Holick Craciun Funeral Home 23040 Center Ridge Road Westlake OH 44145
Apr 12, 2018 We were just notified of the following death notice: Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Laurie Cochran, wife of James Cochran, Class of 1969. Please keep the Cochran family in your prayers. COCHRAN, Laurie Lee 64, of West Newton, MA, passed away peacefully on January 6, at home, surrounded by adoring family. She was the beloved wife of 39 years of James Cochran, and devoted mother of Landel Cochran of Huntington, VT, Brynne and Reeves Cochran of West Newton. She is survived by her sister Nancy Svensen of Mountain City, TN, brother Daniel Nichols of Maclean, VA, sister Julie Steindler of Maclean, VA. Brother David Nichols of El Paso, TX, predeceased her. Laurie was born in Bellevue, IL on April 21, 1953, to parents David H. And Lorraine Nichols. She grew up in Williamsville, NY, graduated from Nottingham Academy in North Buffalo, and attended Boston College, where she met her husband James, graduating in 1975. They married in 1978. Laurie received her Masters from Columbia in 1979, before pursuing a career in marketing and consulting. Laurie's family will receive visitors on Tuesday evening, January 9th from 6 pm-8 pm at Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, 1479 Washington Street, (Rte 16) WEST NEWTON, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 10th at 12:00 noon at the Jesuit Parish of the Church of St. Ignatius, 28 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill. Burke & Blackington Funeral Home
Apr 11, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Doris Stumpf, mother of Bernie Stumpf, Class of 1977, and Dave Stumpf, Class of 1981. Please keep the Stumpf family in your prayers. DORIS M. STUMPF (1931 - 2018) (nee Burger), age 86. Beloved wife of 57 years to the late Bernard "Ben"; loving mother Jacqueline Kravec (Jim), Deborah McNamara (Mark), Bernie (Lisa) and Dave (Lisa); devoted grandmother of Jim (Donata), Brian (Jodie), Keith (Jenna), Catherine Kravec, Todd McNamara (deceased), Lauren Rice (Jared), Ben, Brad (Arianne), Kyle, Corey, Clayton and Danielle; great-grandmother of Hailey, Liana and Nina; sister of the late Gladys Liegl. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family April 9, 2018. Funeral Mass Friday, April 13, The Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10 A.M. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., THURSDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to Ames Family Hospice House, 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, OH 44145. www.chambersfuneral.com
Apr 10, 2018 Dear Alumni: Below is the death notice of Francis Cachat, father of Michael F. Cachat, Class of 1966, Dr. Paul Cachat, Class of 1967, and Christopher Cachat, Class of 1971, grandfather of Jeffrey Cachat, Class of 1990, Michael P. Cachat, Class of 1998, Timothy Cachat, Class of 1999, and Patrick Cachat, Class of 2002, father-in-law of Ronald Papajcik, Class of 1970. Please keep the Cachat and Papajcik families in your prayers. Francis J. Cachat, age 98, of Rocky River, OH passed away on April 6, 2018 at Ennis Court Assisted Living in Lakewood, OH. Devoted husband of Margaret "Peg" (nee Perry) for 75 years. Loving father of James A. (Mary Louise), Michael F. (Margaret), Dr. Paul T., Susan C. Kirkland (Aldren, deceased), Christopher J. (Dr. Suzanne, deceased), Mary Joan Papajcik (Ronald), Catherine Mahoney (Donald) Grandfather of 19; Great-Grandfather of 28 Son of Leo Peter and Zita (née Joliat) Cachat (both deceased). Dearest brother of Louis V. (deceased), Alice M. (deceased), Edward A. (Josephine) (both deceased), Mary Therese Kramer (John) (both deceased), Victor H. (Geraldine, deceased), Rev. Leo P. Cachat, S.J., David A.(deceased) (Catherine). Beloved uncle and great-uncle of many. St. Ignatius '37, John Carroll U