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Our Obituaries

Raymond Clay

February 24, 1927 - February 19, 2018

Raymond Clay, age 90, of Cleveland, died peacefully Monday February 19, 2018 at The Slovene Home, Cleveland. He was born February 24, 1927 in Cleveland.Mr. Clay was a proud Tuscarora/Seneca Native American and a direct descendant of the Seneca Chief Cornplanter. He was also a talented and gifted musician and artist. He was also a US Army veteran serving during WWII.Survivors include his children:...
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Kristine Maylinda Nelson

November 9, 1971 - February 19, 2018

Kristine Maylinda Nelson, age 46 passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. She was born November 9, 1971 in Painesville. She grew up in Mentor and most recently resided in Painesville. Kris found great joy in making people laugh. She loved to dance to 80's music and adored animals, especially her rescue dog, Chloe. She was...
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Nancy L. Gordon

July 23, 1938 - February 18, 2018

Nancy L. Gordon, 79 of Mentor, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital. She was born July 23, 1938 in Byesville, Ohio.Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Ronald L. Gordon; children, Mark A. Gordon, Monna R. Gordon and Lisa M. Petche; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and brother, Rev. David Shimp.Preceding Nancy in death were here parents, Albert and Mary Roby and...
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Alice Cooke

January 31, 1925 - February 17, 2018

Alice Cooke, age 93, of Mentor, Ohio passed away February 17, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center after a short illness.She was born Alice Belle Shelburne on January 31, 1925 and grew up in Shelburn, Indiana as part of a large extended family during the depression and the Second World War. She married Elmer "Bud" Cooke from Terre Haute, Indiana in 1946 and spent most of her adult life in the...
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Herman L. Kornmiller

March 26, 1927 - February 16, 2018

Herman L. Kornmiller, age 90 of Painesville Twp., formerly of Eastlake, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord. He was born March 26, 1927 in Cleveland.Mr. Kornmiller retired from Conrail after many years of service. Herman was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the European Theatre during WWII. He was an avid fisherman, bowler, model boat builder and...
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Bruce Gamiere

May 6, 1948 - February 15, 2018

Bruce Gamiere, age 69 of Mentor, passed away February 15, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital. He was born May 6, 1948 in Pawtucket, RI.Mr. Gamiere had worked as a wine sales consultant for Gil Schwartz Distributors from 1975-2002. Bruce also served the City of Mentor for multiple terms as a member of the Municipal Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Mentor Ohio Port Authority. He...
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Maria Lagusch

September 10, 1923 - February 14, 2018

Maria Lagusch, age 94 passed away on February 14, 2018 in Columbus, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband Iwan "John" and her parents Emil and Kristina Apatzky. She is survived by children Alexander (Jane) and Amy (Jeffry) Swanson; beloved grandson's Bradley, Jeffrey (Noelle) Lagusch and Jonathan (Melissa) Swanson and cherished "greats" William, Maria and Addison Lagusch.Maria was born in...
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Faith J. Cooper

August 6, 1936 - February 14, 2018

Faith J. Cooper, 81 of Mentor, passed away February 14, 2018 at Heartland of Mentor. She was born August 6, 1936 in Cleveland.Mrs. Cooper was a home health aide. She loved to crochet, enjoyed the outdoors, and she loved pine trees.Survivors are her children, Leonard E. (Patty Hall) Cooper, Jr., Dianna Lynn (Bernardo) Slovinsky, Bobbie Jean (Ron) Slaght, Laura (Bob) Monasky-Cutler and Michael ...
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Anita M. Gable

February 7, 1928 - February 13, 2018

Anita M. Gable, 90 a resident of Mentor for the past 54 years, died on Tuesday February 13, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord. She was born February 7, 1928 in Hogsdorf, Germany.Mrs. Gable was a certified interpreter-translator, working for US Army Europe when she met Mr. Gable. They were married in 1954 & settled in Lancaster County in Mr. Gable's home State of Pennsylvania. The...
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Thomas W. Brew, Sr.

July 22, 1960 - February 11, 2018

Thomas W. Brew Sr., 57 of Mentor, passed away February 11, 2018 at his home. He was born July 22, 1960 in Cleveland.Mr. Brew was a Distribution Supervisor at First Energy Corp for 32 years. His hobbies were bowling, driving his Camaros and woodworking. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter Gwyneth. Tom was a hard working devoted family man. He was loved and...
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Laura Salajcik

May 28, 1966 - February 11, 2018

Laura Salajcik, 51 of Willoughby, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born May 28, 1966 in Boston, MA. She moved to Ohio where she had 3 sons that she loved unconditionally. Laura loved cooking and outdoor activities, water skiing and basketball being her favorite. She loved music, 'Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head' was always a favorite. She...
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Ray McLeod

January 29, 1932 - February 11, 2018

Ray McLeod, age 86, a lifelong Lake county resident, died peacefully Sunday February 11, 2018 with his immediate family by his side at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord. He was born January 29, 1932 and served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Ray was a lifelong member of the Painesville Elks Lodge #549, a founding member of the Middle Bass Island Yacht Club and a member of the National...
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Joseph F. Garvas

April 24, 1947 - February 10, 2018

Joseph F. Garvas, 70, of Mentor, passed away February 10, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born April 24, 1947 in Cleveland.Mr. Garvas worked as an engineer at Boeing, Westinghouse, and Northrop Grumman. His hobbies were cooking, playing with his grandchildren, and taking pictures. Joseph enjoyed dancing with his wife, playing the piano, and traveling.Survivors are his wife...
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Burnice V. Pristash

February 7, 1922 - February 10, 2018

Burnice V. Pristash, 96, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away February 10, 2018 at Starkey Place in Painesville. She was born February 7, 1922 on the family farm in North Dakota.Burnice graduated from North Dakota State University, and was a registered pharmacist. After marriage, she became a homemaker. She was active in PTA, was a literacy tutor, volunteered for over 40 years with Lake...
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Donald L. Milmine

February 24, 1928 - February 9, 2018

Donald L. Milmine, age 89 of Mentor, died Friday February 9, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord. He was born February 24, 1928 in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Milmine owned and operated Don Milmine Appliance in Willoughby for 35 years. He enjoyed boating, fishing and camping at Lake Chautauqua. Don enjoyed a long retirement, traveling and spending winters in Florida with his wife Merle. Don was a...
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Erma V. Romasco

March 2, 1928 - February 8, 2018

Erma V. Romasco age 89 of Mentor, died Thursday February 8, 2018 at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, TN. She was born March 2, 1928 in Indiana, PA.Survivors include her children: Dennis P. (Holly L.) Romasco, Lisa A. (Gregory) Bresser, Mark Romasco, Vincent (Donna) Romasco, Janice (Paul Forsyth) Romasco, son in law: Earl Patterson, 10 grandchildren: Scott & Stacie Patterson, Summer...
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Alice V. Hesselbein

November 16, 1926 - February 8, 2018

Alice V. Hesselbein, 91 of Wickliffe, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born November 16, 1926 in Denbigh, Ontario to the late Otto and Anna Kliem.Alice is survived by her nieces, Laura (Robert) Van Der Velde, Carol (Al) Meagher and Linda (A. Downey) Kliem and nephew, Douglas Stevens, and two generations of great-nieces and nephews. She...
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Edward J. Cassidy

October 16, 1934 - February 6, 2018

Edward J. Cassidy, age 83, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 16, 1934 in Cleveland.Ed was a gentle man who loved to spend his time with his family. You could always count on him to be cheering on his children and grandchildren at their sporting events. He is remembered for always having a smile on his face...
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Kathie L. Murch

October 31, 1942 - February 6, 2018

Kathie L. Murch age 75 of Kirtland, passed away on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born October 31, 1942 in Painesville.Kathie attended Finley College and enjoyed a career with Lakeland Community College as the Executive Assistant for the Humanities Department. Kathie was a talented decorator, amazing home cook, festive host and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Michael A. Pechura

February 11, 1949 - February 5, 2018

Michael A. Pechura, 68, of Willoughby Hills, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on February 5, 2018. He was born February 11, 1949 in Cleveland.After earning his PhD in computer engineering, Mike worked his entire career as a computer science professor at Cleveland State University until his retirement in 2012. Those near to him knew his passion for all things electrical engineering,...
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Michael Charles Allen

January 4, 1979 - February 4, 2018

Michael Charles Allen "Mikey", 39 passed away, Sunday, February 4, 2018 at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, Chardon. He was born January 4, 1979 in San Salvador, El Salvador.Mikey was a class of '97 graduate from Mentor High School and The Ohio State University. He lastly worked in Illinois for the Champaign County Department of Health before moving back to Ohio due his own health...
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Veronica Rutkosky

July 29, 1932 - February 3, 2018

Veronica (Bandish) Rutkosky, 85 a longtime Mentor resident, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at home. She was born July 29, 1932 in Fairbanks, PA.Mrs. Rutkosky was a homemaker and longtime member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church.Survivors include her children, Debra (Robert) Lambert, Anthony (Diane) Rutkosky and Louann Weber, 10 loving grandchildren; 9 loving great grandchildren and her...
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Nathan M. Lattanzio

January 30, 1988 - February 3, 2018

Nathan M. Lattanzio, 30, of Mentor, passed away February 3, 2018. He was born January 30, 1988 in Euclid. Nathan worked as a Production Control Manager at Pace Engineering. He was a 2006 graduate of Mentor High School and his hobbies were cooking, fishing, being in the outdoors, and golfing. Nathan enjoyed reading, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.Survivors are his...
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Scott Crow

December 16, 1954 - February 3, 2018

Scott "Papa" Crow, 63 of Mentor, passed away February 3, 2018 at his residence. He was born December 16, 1954 in Euclid.Scott was a dedicated employee of Momentive in Willoughby for 46 years as a maintenance mechanic. In his free time he enjoyed hunting with his son and brother, NASCAR and football. He and his wife Michelle fulfilled their dreams of having a farm and spent endless hours there...
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George E. Stitt

September 4, 1941 - February 3, 2018

George E. "Butch" Stitt, age 76 of Mentor, died Saturday February 3, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord. He was born September 4, 1941 in Pittsburgh, PA.Mr. Stitt was with the Cleveland Police Department for 32 years, from 1966 until his retirement as a Detective in 1997.Survivors include his wife of 44 years: Gerry Snyder Stitt, children: Robert (Theresa) Stitt, Ronald (Cheryl) Stitt,...
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Sarah Posnick

November 26, 1925 - February 2, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Sarah "Sadie" Posnick of Longboat Key, FL announces her passing. She was born on November 26, 1925 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and passed away on February 2, 2018 at Laurel Lake Crown Center, Hudson, OH, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Adolph Posnick, mother of Joanne (John) Donald and Barbara (Richard) Irr, grandmother of Elizabeth (James)...
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Samuel Ziccarelli

February 14, 1928 - February 2, 2018

Samuel "Sam" Ziccarelli, age 89 of Mentor, died Friday February 2, 2018 at Grand River Health & Rehabilitation Center, Painesville. He was born February 14, 1928 in Lackawanna, NY.Mr. Ziccarelli was a Regional Vice President for Spartan Atlantic Department Stores for many years, until his retirement in 1990.Sam was a US Army Veteran during WWII. He enjoyed watching Cleveland Indians games,...
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Francis J. Whalen

November 1, 1938 - February 1, 2018

Francis J. "Frank" Whalen age 79 of Mentor, died Thursday February 1, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born November 1, 1938 in Cleveland. Mr. Whalen was a St. Joseph High School and Cleveland State University graduate and worked at The John M. Allen Co. for 17 years before becoming the owner in 1983 until his retirement in 2003.Frank was a longtime member of St. Mary of the...
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Nancy I. Bartol

November 22, 1948 - January 31, 2018

Nancy I. (Chidley) Bartol age 69 of Painesville, died Wednesday January 31, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born November 22, 1948 in Stratford, Ontario.Mrs. Bartol was a LPN for 23 years in the Lake County Area.Nancy loved to cook and bake. She was known for baking the best Apple Pie anyone could ever taste. Survivors include her children, Tracy (Jason) Simons, Joseph (Heather...
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Linda R. Lekson

August 5, 1941 - January 30, 2018

Linda R. Lekson, 76, of Concord, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born August 5, 1941 in East Cleveland. Linda was an active member of the East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church.Survivors include her daughter, Laura Lekson; grandson, Andrew Pular; brother, Roger (Gail) Anderson; many nieces and nephews; longtime companion, George Pelow; and brother-in...
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Robert L. Borkey

April 17, 1931 - January 28, 2018

Robert L. "Bob" Borkey, 86 of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born April 17, 1931 in Cleveland to the late John H. and Helen Borkey.Bob was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a long time Pepco employee.Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Doris Borkey; children, David (Laura) Borkey, Theresa (Fiancé, Tim Lange) Ferko...
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Lawrence Gordon Fox

January 15, 1938 - January 28, 2018

Lawrence Gordon Fox "Larry", 80, of Mentor, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at home. He was born January 15, 1938 in West Middlesex, PA.Larry was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed talking about sports with his brother Kenny.Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Shelby; children, Crystal Pearce, William Fox, Lisa (James) Brandt, Karen Fox, Larry Fox and David Fox;...
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Joseph Pastore

October 1, 1971 - January 27, 2018

Joseph Pastore, 46, of Concord Twp., passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born October 1, 1971 in Euclid, Ohio. Joe was a Senior Vice President of Clinical Product Development at Juventas Therapeutics. He received his Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Joe was known for his intelligence, devotion, and compassion. He was a...
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Edith M. Snyder

August 9, 1960 - January 25, 2018

Edith M. Snyder, 57 of Ashtabula, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born August, 9, 1960 in Canton, Ohio. Survivors include her children, Jason (Jessica) Seymour, Matthew (Heather) Seymour and Angela (Nicholaus) Christine; grandchildren, Suellyn, Tyler, Jason Jr, Matt Jr, Leigha, Jacob, Mallory, Steven, Deven, Aden, Ari, Lyla, Royal and Carter;...
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Leo J. Smelko

November 6, 1933 - January 25, 2018

Leo J. Smelko, 84, of Mentor, passed away January 25, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor. He was born November 6, 1933 in Neffs, Ohio.Mr. Smelko worked as the Director of MIS at Medusa Cement Company in Cleveland Heights. His hobbies were gardening, reading and watching sports. He enjoyed playing golf and woodworking. Survivors are his wife, Peggy Smelko; children, Rick Smelko, and Terri (Thomas) O...
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Stephen R. Heller

November 4, 1956 - January 25, 2018

Stephen R. Heller, 61, of Mentor, passed away January 25, 2018 at his home. He was born November 4, 1956 in Warren, PA.Dr. Heller worked as a Teacher, Coach and Principal with the Mentor Schools. Stephen also taught adaptive physical education at Perry Schools and was a professor at Lakeland Community College. His hobbies were fishing, hunting and woodworking and he especially enjoyed spending...
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Michael Oschip

January 23, 2018

Michael Oschip, age 70 of Chesterland, passed away January 23, 2018 unexpectedly at his residence. He is survived by his loving sister, Barbara.A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Chester Twp. Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mentor, OH. Offer condolences at www.brunners.com
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Molly I. Marple

August 19, 1931 - January 23, 2018

Molly I. (Hedlund) Marple, age 86, of Painesville, passed away January 23, 2018 at Salida Woods Assisted Living in Mentor. She was born August 19, 1931 in Cleveland, OH.Mrs. Marple had worked as a RN for the former Lake East Hospital in Painesville and also as a home healthcare nurse. She was a 1949 graduate of Thomas W. Harvey High School, attended Ohio Wesleyan University, was a member of Zeta...
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Edward F. Lowe

March 28, 1926 - January 23, 2018

Edward F. Lowe, 91, of Mentor and Concord Twp., passed away January 23, 2018, at Mentor Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Mentor. He was born March 28, 1926, in Clinton, Massachusetts.Following graduation from high school, Edward joined the U.S. Navy and served as a Seabee in the Philippines during World War II from 1944 - 1946. After his service to his country, Edward graduated from...
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Dorothy P. Witt

July 11, 1924 - January 22, 2018

Dorothy P. Witt (a.k.a. Granny) was born in Ashtabula on July 11, 1924. She was a woman full of laughter, kindness, generosity and a fierce love and devotion to her family and friends. Above all, she was passionate about telling people of the One who saved her and gave her new life: Jesus Christ. Not a day went by that Granny did not praise God for the gift of salvation that comes only through...
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Michelle A. Cox

September 29, 1966 - January 21, 2018

Michelle A. Cox (Murray), 51, of Mentor, passed away January 21, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born September 29, 1966 in Cleveland. Michelle was a 1984 graduate of Euclid High School. She owned her own professional cleaning service and was a member of the Bakers Local 19 and UFCW Local 880. Michelle's true love was her family closely followed by bargain shopping and...
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Joseph M. Georgiana

May 14, 1937 - January 21, 2018

Joseph M. Georgiana, 80, a longtime Mentor resident and U.S Air Force veteran, passed away January 21, 2018 at Salida Woods Assisted Living. He was born May 14, 1937 in Gibbstown, New Jersey.Mr. Georgiana worked as a Chemical Engineer at Avery Dennison until his retirement. Even during retirement, he was employed by Lakeland Community College where he was a valued member of the Chemistry...
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Sylvia T. Samsa

December 8, 1925 - January 21, 2018

Sylvia T. Samsa, 92 of Concord Twp., formerly of Wickliffe for 45 years, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born December 8, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI.Throughout Sylvia's and her husband, Rudolph's life together they had opportunity to open their home and lovingly foster 22 children from Lake County. She was the last and youngest of 13 children in...
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Tony J. Hoste

April 28, 1945 - January 20, 2018

Tony J. Hoste, 72, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away January 20, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born April 28, 1945 in Cleveland.Tony grew up in Willoughby and graduated from Sunny Lane School. Tony's parents worked very hard to start Broadmoor School and Deepwood Center. He worked at Component Repair Technologies in Mentor for 25 years before his retirement. He was the...
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Frank Green

January 19, 2018

Frank Green, 94, of Laurel Lake Retirement Village in Hudson, Ohio, died on January 19, 2018. Born in 1923 in Detroit, MI, he was the adored only child of Walter M. Green and A. Anna Green. He was the first member of his family to graduate from college, obtaining an engineering degree in 1946 from Wayne University and was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering society. He worked for many...
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Kathleen A. Kish

September 4, 1980 - January 17, 2018

Kathleen A. Kish, 37, of North Royalton, passed away unexpectedly January 17, 2018 at her home. She was born September 4, 1980 in Willoughby.Survivors are her father, Thomas J. Kish; brother, Michael A. (Venessa) Kish; her nephews, Conan and Ragnar; and many other loving family members and friends.She was preceded in death by her mother, Beth Elaine Kish; and her grandparents, Edward E. Sr. and...
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Charlotte A. Beck

November 9, 1925 - January 15, 2018

Charlotte A. Beck, 92, of Willoughby, formerly of Kirtland passed away January 15, 2018 at Fairmount Health Center in Willoughby. She was born November 9, 1925 in Findlay, OHMrs. Beck was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors are her children, Kathleen (John) Harper, Judith (Terrence) Moore, Linda (Howard Speizer)...
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Laura Wells

May 29, 1925 - January 15, 2018

Laura (Casbohm) Wells, 92 of Mentor, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Waterford in Richmond Heights. She was born May 29, 1925 in Meadville, PA to the late Harry and Ruby Casbohm and was raised in Beaver Center, PA. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and friend to many.Laura was married to Donald Wells and they enjoyed 44 loving years together...
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Shawn A. White

January 15, 1964 - January 15, 2018

Shawn A. White, 54, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away January 15, 2018 at his home. He was born January 15, 1964 in Willoughby.Shawn was employed with the Lake County Water Department. His hobbies were playing guitar, watching sports, playing flag football and playing softball. He especially enjoyed spending time with his nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Survivors are his mother,...
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Kathleen M. DeRooy

October 17, 1959 - January 13, 2018

Kathleen M. DeRooy, 58, of Mentor, Ohio passed away suddenly on January 13, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby with her family by her side. She was born October 17, 1959 in Erie, PA.Mrs. DeRooy graduated from Gannon University and worked as an auditor in public accounting, and also as an accountant in education and healthcare. She was an active member of St. John Vianney parish for...
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Kenneth H. Wuchte

March 16, 1936 - January 13, 2018

Kenneth H. Wuchte, 81, of Concord Twp., passed away January 13, 2018 at the University Hospital in Cleveland surrounded by his family. He was born March 16, 1936 in Cleveland. Mr. Wuchte was an Electrical Engineer for 43 years.Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Aggie Wuchte; sons, Ken (Janet) Wuchte, and Jeff (Kathleen) Wuchte; and his sister, Janet (Pete) Speece.He was preceded in death by his...
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Robert H. Myers, Jr.

July 29, 1950 - January 12, 2018

Robert H. Myers Jr., 67, of Mentor, passed away January 12, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born July 29, 1950 in Harlan, KY.Bob was an attorney in the local area for many years. He obtained his bachelor's degree from Lake Erie College and his Juris Doctorate degree from Cleveland Marshall Law School. Bob spent 8 years in the Ohio National Guard and worked for 40 years in...
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Enrique C. Madrona

July 27, 1965 - January 11, 2018

Enrique C. Madrona, 52, of Mentor passed away January 11, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born July 27, 1965 in Spain. Enrique worked at Lubrizol in the I.T. department for 30 years. He has now traveled to his place in the stars. He was an astronomer, historian, and scientist with the heart of an explorer. His search for knowledge and understanding never ceased, whether he was peering...
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Fay H. Taylor

September 10, 1928 - January 10, 2018

Fay H. Taylor, 89, of Mentor, passed away peacefully January 10, 2018 at her residence. She was born September 10, 1928 in Richmond, Ohio.Mrs. Taylor was the secretary to the Superintendent at Jefferson Union High School, and worked at the Mentor Schools Credit Union. She was also a 4-H advisor for the Mentor Busy Bees sewing club. Fay & her husband Hugh chaperoned Top 25 trips around the...
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Mabel C. Hutchens

March 29, 1923 - January 10, 2018

Mabel C. Hutchens, 94, of Mentor, passed away January 10, 2018 at Heartland of Mentor. She was born March 29, 1923 in Summerhill, PA. Mrs. Hutchens worked at Fluid Controls in Mentor as an inspector from 1963 until she retired in 1983. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and sitting on her back porch with a hot cup of coffee while reading the newspaper. She...
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David H. Metzger II

December 8, 1974 - January 10, 2018

David H. Metzger II, 43, of Mentor, passed away January 10, 2018 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born December 8, 1974 in Willoughby.David was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors are his mother, Pamela Metzger; father, David (Nana) Metzger; sisters, Michelle Myers, Marianne Metzger, and Kristen...
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Brandon E. Sironen

August 25, 1993 - January 8, 2018

Brandon E. Sironen, 24, of Mentor, passed away January 8, 2018. He was born August 25, 1993 in Painesville.Brandon worked as a roofer for Lampson roofing. He enjoyed fishing, riding dirt bikes and listening and singing along to his favorite country artists. Brandon loved spending time with his family and playing with his precious sons and his niece and nephew. Survivors are his mother, Cheryl ...
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Joan D. Nolan

December 2, 1932 - January 8, 2018

Joan D. Nolan, 85, of Mentor for the past 55 years, formerly of Eastlake, died January 8, 2018 at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Justin R. Rogers Hospice Care Center in Akron. She was born December 2, 1932 in Bellefonte, PA.Mrs. Nolan was a homemaker. Over the years she enjoyed ceramics, sewing, crocheting, golfing, bowling, playing cards, and most recently her Yahtzee group. She volunteered in...
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Jacqueline Derevjanik

July 13, 1962 - January 6, 2018

Jacqueline "Jackie" Derevjanik age 55 of Mentor died Saturday January 6, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born July 13, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio.Jackie was a homemaker. She raised a wonderful family and devoted herself to Lakeview Bible Church. Jackie was known for her kindness, goodness and love for others. She enjoyed her family, kitties and flowers.Survivors include her...
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Jacqueline Derevjanik

July 13, 1962 - January 6, 2018

Jacqueline "Jackie" Derevjanik age 55 of Mentor died Saturday January 6, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born July 13, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio.Jackie was a homemaker. She raised a wonderful family and devoted herself to Lakeview Bible Church. Jackie was known for her kindness, goodness and love for others. She enjoyed her family, kitties and flowers.Survivors include her...
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George R. Hanks

July 15, 1923 - January 6, 2018

George R. Hanks, 94, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away January 6, 2018 at Kirtland Rehab. He was born July 15, 1923 in Scranton, PA.Mr. Hanks owned and operated his own accounting firm for over 30 years. He was active in the Ohio Credit Union League and Cleveland Chapter for many decades. He also served in the Army Air Force during WWII.Survivors are his wife, Anne; son, Glenn (Julie) Hanks;...
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Ronald H. Paydo, Sr.

November 4, 1935 - January 5, 2018

Ronald H. Paydo Sr., 82, of Mentor, passed away January 5, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Florida. He was born November 4, 1935 in West Brownsville, PA.Mr. Paydo worked as an accountant at TRW / Argo-Tech for many years prior to his retirement. He taught accounting at Lorain Community College and was a volunteer at TriPoint Medical Center. He enjoyed photography, reading, playing golf and...
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Marvin M. Maynard

September 3, 1938 - January 5, 2018

Marvin M. Maynard, 79, of Concord Twp., passed away January 5, 2018 at Altercare of Mentor. He was born September 3, 1938 in Lincoln, NE. Mr. Maynard worked as a research chemist at Lubrizol for over 30 years where he earned a patent along the way. His hobbies were photography, especially during the many trips he and his family took; being a handyman around the house and keeping track of his...
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Charles P. Zuchelli

November 29, 1951 - January 4, 2018

Charles P. "Chuck" Zuchelli, age 66 of Mentor died Thursday January 4, 2018 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord. He was born November 29, 1951 in Cleveland.Chuck was a devoted husband to his wife Debe - their marriage and true love for each other is inspiring. They built a beautiful life and family together throughout their marriage. Chuck valued his family first and foremost, and made many...
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Twila M. Switzler

May 6, 1941 - January 4, 2018

Twila M. Switzler, 76, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away January 4, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born May 6, 1941 in Patton, PA.Mrs. Switzler worked at Clark Rubber for many years before her retirement. She enjoyed playing poker, spending time with her friends at the AmVets Post #109 and especially spending time with her grandkids. Survivors are her children, Michele Voelker,...
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Georgeanna Storm

August 29, 1950 - January 3, 2018

Georgeanna Storm, 67, of Mentor passed away January 3, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born August 29, 1950.Mrs. Storm worked as a nurse in the local area for many years. Her hobbies were crafting, gardening, and spending time in her pool.Survivors are her children, Crystal (Kyle) Ludwick, and Joseph Bobosik; grandchildren, Connor, Tessa, Tyler, Taylor, Chloe and Caleb;...
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Rose M. Kerr

December 11, 1934 - January 2, 2018

Rose M. (Valencic) Kerr, age 83, of Mentor, passed away Tuesday January 2, 2018 at home. She was born December 11, 1934 in Euclid.Rose was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband of 62 years: Thomas J. "Tom" Kerr, parents Louis Valencic and mother Rose (Pavlic) Valencic, siblings Anne Valencic and William Valencic as well as son-in-law Todd Korman.She was a devoted wife,...
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James S. Unites

February 22, 1942 - January 2, 2018

James S. Unites, 75, of Mentor lost his battle with cancer on January 2, 2018 at Tripoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born February 22, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Unites was a Mentor resident since 1955 and a graduate of Mentor High School, Class of 1960.Jim worked as a supervisor in heavy construction for over 30 years. He was a member of Laborers Local #860. Jim enjoyed keeping a...
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Janet M. Klee

October 19, 1940 - January 2, 2018

Janet M. Klee (Farmer), 77, a longtime Mentor resident passed away January 2, 2018 at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born October 19, 1940 in Perry, OH.Mrs. Klee enjoyed a 25 year career as a Nursing Supervisor at the Cleveland Clinic where she was also instrumental in launching the "Nurse On Call" program. She remained active in retirement and developed "Chrysalis", an innovative...
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Janet S. Sheppard

September 3, 1936 - January 2, 2018

Janet S. Sheppard age 81 of Mentor, died Tuesday January 2, 2018 at Altercare of Mentor, Concord, OH. She was born September 3, 1936 in Logansport, IN.Mrs. Sheppard was a homemaker and member of The Red Hat Society.Survivors include her children: Richard (Cindy) Sheppard, Kathy (James M.) Dziemianzuk, Stanley E. (Jacquie) Sheppard; grandchildren: Jason (Fiancée: Laura Adams) Sheppard,...
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Frederick J. Hallett, Sr.

April 24, 1944 - January 1, 2018

Frederick J. Hallett Sr, age 73 of Willoughby, died Monday January 1, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born April 24, 1944 In Omena, MI.Served as a Drum Major in "The Old Guard" Fife and Drum CorpsEnjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time with family and friends and doing for others. Survivors include his children: John C. Hallett, Steven M. (Natalie) Hallett, Tamara A. Hallett,...
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Ernest E. Leikala

August 23, 1928 - December 30, 2017

Ernest E. "Bulla" Leikala, age 89 of Fairport Harbor, died Saturday December 30, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby surrounded by his family. He was born August 23, 1928 in Fairport Harbor, OH.Ernie was a 1947 graduate of FHS, joined the Air Force and then was a truck driver for over 60 years. Ernie was a member of the Masonic Temple and an active member of his church. He enjoyed...
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Emma J. Junia

May 5, 1918 - December 29, 2017

Emma J. Junia, 99, of Mentor passed away December 29, 2017 at Heartland of Willoughby. She was born May 5, 1918 in Windber, PA.Miss Junia worked as a bookkeeper at Bobbie Brooks until she retired. Survivors are her nieces and nephews, Carol Ann (Oliver) Harding, Joseph (Sandi) Junia, Edward (Mary Ann) Junia, Dorothy (Ron) Rodick, Joanne Junia and Christine Junia. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m....
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Elmer Spence

March 27, 1931 - December 28, 2017

Rev. Elmer "Hoover" Spence, 86, of Mentor for the past, 54 years formerly of West Virginia, died December 28, 2017 at Salida Woods Assisted Living, Mentor. He was born March 27, 1931 in Belo, West Virginia.Elmer faithfully served the Lord as a minister at the Madison Avenue Church of Christ for over 30 years and also at the Mentor Church of Christ for 18 years. His greatest pleasure in life was...
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Patricia A. Christenson

August 10, 1934 - December 27, 2017

Patricia A. (Young) Christenson, age 83 of Kirtland Hills, died Wednesday December 27, 2017 at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights. She was born August 10, 1934 in Cleveland, OH. Patricia was a 1952 Valedictorian graduate of Kirtland High School, 1957 graduate with a BBA in Marketing Research from Fenn College currently known as Cleveland State and a 1981 MBA graduate of Lake Erie College.Mrs....
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Jane Doris Smith

August 29, 1925 - December 26, 2017

Jane Doris (Kilgour) Smith, age 92, passed away December 26, 2017 at Heartland of Mentor. She was born August 29, 1925 at Williamsburg Maternity Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, the only child of Anna Dorothea (Hemgen) Kilgour and Alexander Kilgour. She attended PS 89 and Girls Commercial High School in New York City, where she learned secretarial skills. Jane worked at American Airlines for nine years,...
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Linda A. Cimino

February 18, 1945 - December 24, 2017

Linda A. Cimino, 72 of Mentor on the Lake, passed away December 24, 2017 at the Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood. She was born February 18, 1945 in Macedonia, OH.Linda worked as a sales rep at MSC in Twinsburg. She enjoyed ceramics, painting and coloring. She loved playing cards, being around animals and spending time with her friends and family. Linda is survived by her aunts, Dolly (Ralph)...
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Dorothy K. Warfield

July 17, 1934 - December 23, 2017

Dorothy K. "Dot" (Jankovich) Warfield age 83 of Concord Twp, died Saturday December 23. 2017 at Mapleview Country Villa, Chardon, OH, with her family by her side. She was born July 17, 1934 in Cleveland, OH.Dot was a homemaker, attended Harvey High School, Painesville, Oh, She enjoyed gardening, shopping, music, dancing, but most of all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren...
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Janet S. Silbaugh

March 16, 1936 - December 20, 2017

Janet S. Silbaugh, 81, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away December 20, 2017 at her home. She was born March 16, 1936 in Lemont Furnace, PA. Janet retired from Clark Rubber after many years of service. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword and Sudoku puzzles. She also enjoyed watching and playing along with Jeopardy, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.She...
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Joan M. Kaufman

May 8, 1937 - December 19, 2017

Joan M. Kaufman, 80, of Painesville, formerly of Mentor passed away December 19, 2017 at Mapleview Country Villa in Chardon. She was born May 8, 1937 in Westfield, New York. Joan worked in medical billing for Lauric, Lyons & Higgins CPA's. She enjoyed reading, watching movies, collecting antique glass and spending time with her family.Survivors are her three children, Greg (Donna) Kaufman of...
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Robert E. Gockel

February 23, 1926 - December 19, 2017

Robert E. Gockel, beloved father, age 91, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Tuesday December 19, 2017 at home. He was born February 23, 1926 in Cleveland.Robert graduated from Collinwood High School and attended Kent State University. He was an Industrial Engineer for the former White Motors in Cleveland for many years until his retirement. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific...
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Joseph E. Morin

April 30, 1930 - December 17, 2017

Joseph E. Morin, age 87 of Euclid, died Sunday December 17, 2017 at home. He was born April 30, 1930 in Waterbury, Connecticut.Mr. Morin retired from Lubrizol Corporation as a mechanical lab technician. He was the owner and operator of Career Plaza Incorporated. He was US Navy veteran. He and his wife Donna were philanthropists who gave to numerous charities and animal rescue. He will always be...
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William Ronnie Clifton

September 8, 1948 - December 17, 2017

William Ronnie Clifton, 69 of Mentor, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland. He was born September 8, 1948 in Jonesville, VA., to the late James Clifton and Sarah Murphy (Harber).Ron served as a Sergeant and RTO in the Vietnam War for the United States Army from 1968-1969. After, he worked at Cleveland Crane then Bud Industries in Willoughby. He...
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Chrisann Piercy

April 6, 1962 - December 17, 2017

Chrisann (Serger) Piercy, 55 of Mentor on the Lake, died Sunday December 17, 2017 at home; she was born April 6, 1962 in Cleveland.Chrisann was a Nurse's assistant for over thirty years. Most recently at Heartland of Willoughby (HCR ManorCare).She enjoyed laying anywhere under the sun and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her fur babies.Survivors include her children...
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Mary J. Volk

November 29, 1917 - December 17, 2017

Mary J. Volk (nee Seggio), of Mentor, passed away December 17, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She celebrated her 100th birthday on November 29, 2017 surrounded by her loving family, friends and caregivers.A first generation Italian-American, spending time with her family was of the utmost importance to Mary. A devout Catholic, she was well known for her strong faith and prayers. She was a...
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Edward E. Morse

January 10, 1937 - December 15, 2017

Edward E. Morse, 80, of Concord Twp., passed away December 15, 2017 at Mapleview Country Villa in Chardon. He was born January 10, 1937 in Kirtland, OH. Ed retired from Kirtland Country Club after 27 years of service as the Building Manager. Prior to that he owned and operated M. Morse & Sons, a construction and painting company that he acquired from his father, Maynard Morse.Ed served his...
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Karl Schadenfroh

September 11, 1939 - December 14, 2017

Karl Schadenfroh age 78 of Mentor, died Thursday December 14, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 11, 1939 in Thundorf, Germany. Survivors include his wife of 56 years: Julia (Poehm) Schadenfroh, daughter: Diana C. (Robert E.) Sanko and brother in law: Joseph Sprinzl. Preceding Karl in death are his parents: Josef and Magdalena Schadenfroh, siblings: Lena Sprinzl and...
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Stan Snider

April 15, 1951 - December 13, 2017

Stan Snider, age 66, of Kirtland, passed away December 13, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born April 15, 1951 in Cleveland.Mr. Snider was the owner and operator of Snider Auto Body and All Store Inn both in Kirtland. He attended the Kirtland Christian Fellowship church, where he worked the sound board for services. Mr. Snider also enjoyed sailing.Survivors include his children Lisa (Charles...
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Jeanette R. Fisher

January 27, 1922 - December 13, 2017

Jeanette "Jan" R. (Smith) Fisher, age 95 of Mentor, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Governor's Pointe, in Mentor. She was born January 27, 1922 in Fredonia, NY. Jan was a homemaker. She volunteered for over 15 years at the Red Cross Chapter House, Painesville. She belonged to St. Gabriel and St. John Vianney Parishes, 50 plus club, and mission circle. Survivors include her children: Gregory ...
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Thomas E. Chase

October 15, 1948 - December 11, 2017

Thomas E. Chase, 69, of Eastlake passed away December 11, 2017 at his home. He was born October 15, 1948 in East Cleveland. Mr. Chase was a production control analyst at Rockwell Automation. He was a kind, caring man - a loving husband and father - who especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. His hobbies were reading science fiction fantasies like Hobbits, as well as doing...
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Jeffrey P. Weber

July 31, 1954 - December 10, 2017

Jeffrey P. Weber age 63 of Concord, died Sunday December 10, 2017 at Hospice House, Cleveland, with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born July 31,1954 in Cleveland.Mr. Weber worked in the Security Department at Lubrizol before retiring in 2010.He enjoyed art, photography, traveling and trains.Survivors include his wife of 24 years: Mary E. (Fiorilli) Weber, children: Jason and Marie...
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Richard David Kirby, Jr.

December 7, 2017

Richard David Kirby Jr., age 63, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and a dear friend to many. Filled with a genuinely kind spirit, Rick was a warm and welcoming man who made people feel happy to be around him. He loved his family, friends, and life on Lake Erie....
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Dolores Marie Colantonio

April 16, 1932 - December 5, 2017

Dolores Marie "Dee" Colantonio age 85 of Euclid, died Tuesday December 5, 2017 at Kirtland Rehabilitation Center, Kirtland, OH. She was born April 16, 1932 in Cleveland. Dee attended schools in Euclid, Ohio where she spent most of her life. In the 1960's she worked for Pan American Airlines in Manhattan and she lived in New York City for a number of years. She then came back to Euclid to stay in...
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Alice A. Mrzena

January 7, 1939 - December 3, 2017

Funeral mass for Alice A. Mrzena, 78, of Mentor, will be 10 a.m. Monday December 11, 2017 at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, 9114 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor (Please meet at the church.)Mrs. Mrzena passed away December 3, 2017 at the Slovene Home for the Aged in Cleveland.Born January 7, 1939 in Cleveland, Alice earned her RN at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, her Bachelor's Degree from Lake...
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Christina Rachelle Rastall

January 16, 1983 - December 1, 2017

Christina Rachelle "Crickett" (Sliman) Rastall age 34 of Mentor on the Lake, OH went home to be with the Lord Friday December 1, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. In August 2016 Crickett was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal adenocarcinoma. She fought a long courageous battle and along the way was an encouragement and inspiration to many.Crickett was born January 16, 1983 in Wheat Ridge,...
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Dominic Palella

April 24, 1926 - December 1, 2017

Dominic Palella, 91, of Kirtland, passed away December 1, 2017. He was born April 24, 1926 in Italy and was a longtime Willowick and Willoughby Hills resident. Mr. Palella worked at Alesci's of South Euclid for 43 years. He enjoyed gardening, but most of all spending time with his family and friends and sharing meals with them. He is the loving father of, Rosanna (Jeff) Watt of Mentor and Anthony...
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Jean A. Brueggeman

March 4, 1941 - November 30, 2017

Jean A. Brueggeman, 76, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away November 30, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born March 4, 1941 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Jean owned Robert J. Colton accounting firm and also owned and operated Great Lakes Travel. She was a 2 term past president of the Mentor Chamber of Commerce and was one of the founding members of the Lake Erie Perch Fest. Jean...
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Eleanor Weil

November 16, 1924 - November 30, 2017

Eleanor "Davie" Weil, age 93 of Mentor, passed away November 30, 2017 at Salida Woods Assisted Living in Mentor. She was born November 16, 1924 in New Haven, Conn.Mrs. Weil worked for Meister Publishing in Willoughby as the Art Director. She received her bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts College of Art. Mrs. Weil was a member of the Mentor Woman's Club, the Miscellany Club, Mentor United...
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Lee Henry DeMastry

June 24, 1936 - November 28, 2017

Lee Henry DeMastry, 81, of Mentor, Ohio, passed away on November 28, 2017 surrounded by his family. Mr. DeMastry was the son of Anthony DeMastry and Helen DeMastry (Gaga). He was born on June 24, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio.After graduating from St. Charles Borromeo High School in Columbus where he excelled at baseball and football, Lee served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He attended boot camp at Paris...
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Marianne M. Coccia

October 20, 1930 - November 27, 2017

Marianne M. (Hart) Coccia age 87 of Mentor, died Monday November 27, 2017 at home. She was born October 20, 1930 in Cleveland.Mrs. Coccia was a retired Deputy Treasurer for Lake County after 24 years.Survivors include her children: Carole A. Coccia, Catherine (Steven) Humphrey, Thomas (Susan) Coccia, Christopher (Cheryl) Coccia, Claudia Coccia, grandchildren: Matthew (Brittany) Rado, Andrew ...
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