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The staff members of Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.

Our Obituaries

Rebecca A. Bates

February 11, 1958 - June 12, 2018

Rebecca A. Bates, age 60 a lifelong resident of Painesville, passed away Tuesday June 12, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born February 11, 1958 in Painesville.Ms. Bates was a retired Administrative Assistant from Mill-Rose Co., Mentor Ohio. She was a 1976 graduate of Harvey High School.Survivors include her mother: Pamela Bates; siblings: Roberta Bates, David (Anne) Bates;...
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Elizabeth A. Jensen

September 27, 1922 - June 12, 2018

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Jensen, age 95 of Hiram, OH formerly of Mentor, died Tuesday June 12, 2018 at UHHS Geauga Medical Center, Chardon, OH. She was born September 27, 1922 in Bellaire, OH.Mrs. Jensen was a homemaker.Survivors include her daughters: Susan (Terry Fluent) Thompson, Karen (Chris) Misner, grandchildren: Joseph, Gabriel, Katrina, and Anthony (Ashley) Munitz, Kristy Misner, great...
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Robert E. Shook

June 25, 1948 - June 10, 2018

On June 10th, Robert E. Shook passed away after a 4 year battle with illness. He was cared for by his family who were with him up to his final moments when he passed at home. "Bob" was a man of great faith and that faith supported him to the very end. "Papa" had many talents and interests. He was a long-time business owner, a skilled machinist, fisherman, congregation elder, Bible educator and...
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Elaine J. Graham

June 4, 1929 - June 10, 2018

Elaine J. (Maier) Graham, age 89 of Willoughby formerly of Lyndhurst, died Sunday June 10, 2018 at Fairmount Health Center, Willoughby. She was born June 4, 1929 in Cincinnati, OH. Elaine graduated from Miami University in 1951 and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Elaine enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with her family and friends.Survivors include her daughters: Judy (Rick) Izant, and...
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Richard A. Newman

February 17, 1934 - June 8, 2018

Richard A. "Dick" Newman, age 84 of Concord, died Friday June 8, 2018 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord. He was born February 17, 1934 in Cleveland, OH.Mr. Newman owned and operated Newman Masonry, Inc. since starting it in 1977.Dick was a US Army Veteran. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, boating, and spending time with his family. His life was filled with many accomplishments. He was loved by all...
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Ralph C. Pietrzak

February 27, 1950 - June 6, 2018

Ralph C. Pietrzak, age 68 of Eastlake, died Wednesday June 6, 2018 at home. He was born February 27, 1950 in Cleveland, OH.Mr. Pietrzak retired from Lakeland Community College where he worked for 17 years. Survivors include his children: Charles Pietrzak, Kimberly (Lawrence) Johnson, grandsons: Lincoln and Noah, siblings: Ray (Barb) Pietrzak, Rich (Lori) Pietrzak, Bobbie Lestock, Roseann (Norm...
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Gloria Jean Takacs

August 3, 1946 - June 6, 2018

Gloria Jean Takacs, 71, of Mentor passed away peacefully June 6, 2018 at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland after a sustained battle with ALS. She was born to the late Eugene Louis Takacs and Gloria Antoinette (nee Coletto) Takacs, August 3rd 1946, at McDonald House in Cleveland.After graduating from Eastlake-North High School, she attended Kent State University to complete her Bachelors...
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Daniel E. Kodric, Sr.

July 10, 1935 - June 5, 2018

Daniel E. "Moe" Kodric Sr., age 82 of Eastlake, passed away June 5, 2018, at Heartland of Mentor. He was born July 10, 1935, in Uniontown, PA.Mr. Kodric retired from the Euclid Division of GM Fisher Body. Daniel and Cecilia Kodric's family was one of the founding families of St. John Vianney Parish. He loved his church family and attended daily mass for the past 27 years since his...
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Barbara A. Kunes

April 3, 1939 - June 4, 2018

Barbara A. Kunes, age 79 of Mentor, went to be with Jesus on Monday June 4, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving husband and daughters. She was born April 3, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA.Mrs. Kunes was a retired Manager of the telemarketing department for Olan Mills.Barbara was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. She was the owner of the former Bab's Crafts. Besides all type of crafts, she also enjoyed...
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James M. Buckley

November 11, 1953 - June 3, 2018

James M. "Jim" Buckley, 64, of Mentor, passed away Sunday June 3, 2018 peacefully in his sleep at his home. He was born November 11, 1953 in Cleveland.Mr. Buckley retired from sales at Great Lakes Truck Equipment, after 28 years. He then went on to become a partner and half owner of The Ale Haus, in Mentor on the Lake for the past 18 years. Jim was a wise man who always had a solution to any...
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Mary Ann Fritch

July 7, 1938 - May 31, 2018

Mary Ann Fritch, age 79, of Concord Twp, passed away May 31, 2018, at Altercare of Mentor in Concord Twp. She was born July 7, 1938, in Maple Heights, OH.Mrs. Fritch had worked as a cashier at the Marc's in Mentor. She enjoyed bowling and trips to casinos with her dear friends Carol Chessar and Ray Johnson; she also enjoyed playing cards with her family.Survivors include her daughters Judy Ann...
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Thomas A. Swope

November 3, 1952 - May 30, 2018

Thomas A. Swope, 65, of Mentor, passed away May 30, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born November 3, 1952 in Painesville, OH. Mr. Swope produced a radio program called "Legacies, Stories from the Second World War" on WINT radio and a book of the same name. He was dedicated to helping veterans share the stories of their experiences, interviewing hundreds of World War II...
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Patricia A. Hinkle

November 24, 1941 - May 29, 2018

Patricia A. Hinkle, 76, a lifelong Mentor resident, died May 29, 2018, at her home. She was born November 24, 1941, in Cleveland.Mrs. Hinkle was a homemaker for most of her life. She enjoyed quality time with her son, Douglas F. Hinkle. The joy of her life was her granddaughters Debi, Dina, and Kayla. She is also survived by her sisters, Maryann (Felix) Costa, and Donna Jones; cousin, Claire...
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Donna Jean Swietlik

April 12, 1943 - May 28, 2018

Donna Jean Swietlik, 75 of Mentor, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at Heather Hill, Chardon. She was born April 12, 1943 in South Euclid to the late Donald and Jeannette Tewksbury.Donna was known for her love of making crafts and her flower and vegetable gardens. Survivors include her children: Dwayne Swietlik, William Bregitzer, Donald (Kathy) Swietlik and Tammy (Gary) Burkholt; several...
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Lilian G. Ungers

May 3, 1925 - May 28, 2018

Lilian G. Ungers 93, of Perry, died peacefully in her sleep Monday, May 28, 2018. She was born May 3, 1925 in New York, NY.Lilian was the loving mother of Leslie J. (Priscilla) Ungers, Lori (Dale) Strickland and Jayne (Steve) Smith. She was the cherished grandmother of Mathew (Lyndsay Darrow) Strickland, Megan (Tom) Beers, Margeaux (Nate) Parkhouse, Joseph Ungers; and eight great-grandchildren...
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Florence T. Arndt

April 9, 1926 - May 28, 2018

Florence T. (Muttillo) Arndt age 92 of Mayfield Village, died Monday May 28, 2018 at her daughter's home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 9, 1926 in Cleveland, OH.Survivors include her children: Adele Arndt, William "Bill" (Kimberly) Arndt, Karen (Kenny) Simmons, Michelle (Mark) Grdina, 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.Preceding Florence in death are her husband:...
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Gilbert Lyon

October 3, 1935 - May 26, 2018

Gilbert "Gil" Lyon, age 82, of Willoughby Hills, passed away unexpectedly May 26, 2018, at his home. He was born October 3, 1935, in Cleveland. Gil worked as a maintenance supervisor for GE, retiring after 37 years.He was passionate about taking care of his home and especially his lawn. He was always willing to help family or friends whenever there was a need. He enjoyed antiquing, visiting...
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Brittany Frantz

March 17, 1990 - May 25, 2018

Brittany Frantz, 28, of Mentor, moved to Heaven on May 25, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 17, 1990 in Mayfield Hts. and had lived in Mentor her entire life. Brittany loved animals, especially her late cat Misty, who was her best friend and constant companion. Her joys in life included Star Wars, reading, and video games. She was extremely sharp witted, intelligent and...
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John Phillip Elsbury

December 25, 1960 - May 25, 2018

John Phillip Elsbury, age 57 of Mentor passed away Friday May 25, 2018. He was born December 25, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio. John worked at H.C Stark in Euclid, Ohio. He started his career at H.C Stark in July of 1977 and retired in November of 2017. John was a plant scheduler and loved his job. John enjoyed many activities. He especially loved going on vacation, going camping, and on picnics all...
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Rita Ann Nagy Valenty

July 25, 1926 - May 25, 2018

Rita Ann (Homrocky) Nagy Valenty, age 91 of Concord Twp, died Friday, May 25, 2018, at Euclid Hospital, Euclid, OH. She was born July 25, 1926, in Cleveland.Mrs. Valenty was a retired receptionist from Borromeo College Seminary of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. Rita enjoyed going to the Painesville Senior Center to socialize, play left-right-center and spending time with her grandchildren. In...
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Dennis D. Crockett

September 13, 1942 - May 24, 2018

Dennis D. Crockett, 75 of Mentor, passed away May 24, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born September 13, 1942 in Cleveland.Mr. Crockett was the Vice President of Research and Development at Lincoln Electric for 38 years. His hobbies included golfing and reading, and he enjoyed working on his yard and spending time with his family.Survivors are his wife, Mary Beth Crockett;...
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John B. Taylor III

May 19, 1933 - May 24, 2018

John B. "Jack" Taylor III, 85 of Mentor, passed away May 24, 2018, at Concord Village. He was born May 19, 1933, in Albany, New York. John was enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought during the Korean War. His hobbies were playing bridge and researching his family tree. Survivors include his children, Kathy (Mark) Stout, Pamela (Peter) Sarna-Agostine, John (Jackie) Taylor, Charles "Chip" ...
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Ann Morse

September 26, 1936 - May 23, 2018

Ann Morse, 81 of Concord Twp., passed away May 23, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. She was born September 26, 1936 in Cleveland, OH.Survivors include her children, Laura (Paul Porch) Vonier, Mark (Regina) Morse, and Eric (Kristina) Morse; grandchildren, Ryan (Shan) Vonier, and Rachel (Eric) Long, Nicole Morse, Todd (Lindsey) Morse, Abbey Morse, Mason Morse, Summer Torok; great...
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Emilia Cano Allen, M.D.

June 5, 1926 - May 21, 2018

Emilia Cano Allen M.D., age 91 of Mentor, died Sunday, May 21, 2018, at home. She was born June 5, 1926, in Meycauayan, Philippines.Upon graduating from Manila's University of Santo Tomas Medical School in 1952, Emilia began her career at Woman's Hospital in Cleveland, at a time when women doctors were rare. After, she was a longtime emergency room physician at Euclid General Hospital before she...
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Christopher Cardisco

November 2, 1959 - May 21, 2018

Christopher "Chris" Cardisco, age 58 of Mentor, died Monday, May 21, 2018, at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, OH. He was born November 2, 1959, in Warrensville Heights, OH. Mr. Cardisco worked at AeroControlex in South Euclid. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving our country 1979-1983. During his years of service, Chris received a variety of medals including Sea Service Ribbon with two...
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Emma Marie McCabe

September 16, 1926 - May 20, 2018

Emma Marie McCabe, age 91 of Mentor, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born at home on September 16, 1926, in Mentor, OH.Mrs. McCabe was a retired banker for National City Bank.Emma who was known to many as Marie was a proud graduate of Villa-Angela, School for Girls in Euclid, Ohio. She had multiple lifetime school friends. She worked for multiple banks...
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Robert T. Farren

January 31, 1936 - May 19, 2018

Robert T. Farren, age 82, of Kirtland passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Mr. Farren was born January 31, 1936 in Cresson, PA to the late Raymond T. and Gladys Farren. He was a longtime resident of Kirtland.Robert worked for 32 years for General Motors Corp. where he was an assembly line supervisor. He owned and operated an upholstery shop on 185th. For...
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Pauline Cecelia Dill

September 28, 1925 - May 16, 2018

Pauline Cecelia Dill, 92 of Painesville, OH passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Montefiore, Beachwood. She was born September 28, 1925, in Greensboro, PA to the late Matthew and Julia Hudik.Pauline shared her faith, love of music, poetry and theater with others throughout her lifetime. She was an active member of St. Mary's, Mentor and St. Mary Magdalene, Willowick. Pauline is...
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Martha Rosenberg

September 30, 1947 - May 15, 2018

Martha Rosenberg age 70. Beloved sister of brother, Martin of Concord, OH and loving aunt of Michelle Messmer and grand aunt of Max and Lily Messmer of San Diego, CA; cousins, Elaine Eisenhauer of The Villages, FL, David Cerul of Sudbury, MA and Maurice Cerul of Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Lillian Rosenberg of Hull, MA and Delray Beach, FL; brother, Stephen...
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Jay S. Christopher

August 1, 1983 - May 14, 2018

Jay S. Christopher, 34, of Mentor, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully May 14, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born August 1, 1983 in Euclid.Jay was a culinary graduate of CIA, and a highly respected certified Sommelier. His culinary passion took him to Alaska, where he spent many years making great friends, indulging in the camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing adventures that Alaska...
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Ruth Filby

October 22, 1945 - May 12, 2018

Ruth (Lutes) Filby, age 72 of Chardon, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 22, 1945 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. She was a 1964 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School in Greene County Pennsylvania and moved to Northeast Ohio in the 1960's.Mrs. Filby held a variety of jobs in factory and retail before becoming the owner...
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Brendan B. Kobus

June 10, 1984 - May 11, 2018

Brendan B. "Buck" Kobus, age 33 of Ohio and North Carolina, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, OH. He was born on June 10, 1984, in Painesville, Ohio.Brendan was a carpenter in the Lake County Ohio area also in Winston Salem, North Carolina.Survivors include his son Brendan Alex Kobus, mother Carol Weisenseel, siblings: Fredrick (Fiancé Megan Collins), Ronnie...
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Stephanie M. Segulin

November 23, 1922 - May 11, 2018

Stephanie M. (Koncilja) Segulin, 95 of Mentor on the Lake, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at home. She was born November 23, 1922, in Cleveland. Stephanie enjoyed her life by being an active member of the several organizations and volunteering at the Euclid Senior Center. The organizations include AMLA, KSKJ, SNPJ, CONA Coin Club, Pensioners, & VFW. Survivors include her children: Tina Collins,...
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Donald L. DeRespiris

September 5, 1937 - May 11, 2018

Donald L. "Don" DeRespiris, age 80 of Concord, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at The Lantern of Madison, Madison, OH. He was born September 5, 1937, in New York, NY.Mr. DeRespiris was a retired Research Chemist for Eltech, prior to that he worked at the former Diamond Shamrock.Don is survived by his wife of 58 years: Susan H. (Unver) DeRespiris; children: Donna (Rick) Downing, Douglas (Robin)...
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Margaret L. Hallenburg

December 5, 1918 - May 10, 2018

Margaret L. Hallenburg, 99 of Chardon, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Maplewood of Chardon. She was born December 5, 1918 in Cleveland to the late Edward and Elizabeth Christ.Survivors include her daughter: Diane (Thomas) Lloyd; grandchildren: Kimberly (Michael) Lloyd-Marincic, Cindy (Jeramy Pratt) Lloyd, Thomas Lloyd Jr. and Brian (Matt Kinder) Lloyd; great grandchildren: Jayden Lloyd,...
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Michael Vincent Murray

October 27, 1976 - May 9, 2018

Michael Vincent Murray, 41, died on May 9, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born to Sharon L. Murray and the late Edward J. Murray in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.From child prodigy, playing the accordion given to him by his grandfather at the age of 4, to a brilliant adult musician with the rare gift of perfect pitch, Michael dedicated his life to sharing his talents with the world as a jazz...
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Colleen A. Justus

June 19, 1953 - May 7, 2018

Colleen A. Justus, age 64 of Twinsburg, passed away May 7, 2018, at Gateway Nursing Home in Euclid. She was born June 19, 1953, in Cleveland.Ms. Justus had worked as a nurse's aide for Mt. St. Joseph Nursing Home and Euclid Hospital. She had attended Our Lady of Guadeloupe Catholic Church in Macedonia. She enjoyed gardening and had a kind heart toward everyone.Survivors include her siblings...
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Richard C. Solon

November 10, 1932 - May 7, 2018

Richard C. Solon, 85 of Willoughby Hills passed away, Monday, May 07, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Hts. He was born November 10, 1932 in Cleveland to the late Bernard and Lucille Solon.Richard is survived by his sons: Paul Solon and Scott (Diane) Solon; grandchildren, Kyle and Kristen Solon and brother, Jack (Janet) Solon. He was preceded in death by his Wife: Nancy Solon.A Graveside...
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George Edward Dill

October 5, 1925 - May 5, 2018

George Edward Dill, 92, of Painesville, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Maltz Hospice House in Beachwood. He was born October 5, 1925, in Mapleridge, PA to the late John and Mary Dill.George was a World War II Air Corps Veteran, member of the General Motors Salaried Retirement Club, past member of the Holy Name Society. Retired in 1983, from General Motors, after 34 years as a...
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Ronald G. Fowler

December 18, 1947 - May 2, 2018

Ronald G. Fowler, age 70 of Concord Twp., OH for the past 20 years, passed away after a long illness Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. He was born December 18, 1947, in Cleveland, OH.Mr. Fowler was a dedicated plant manager at Atlantic Tool & Die with 24 years of loyal service. He was very proud of being a US Navy Vietnam Veteran.Ron was a wonderful and devoted husband...
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Anne Morrissette

April 2, 1934 - May 2, 2018

Anne (Martin) Morrissette, age 84 of Mentor died Wednesday May 2, 2018 at her daughter's home with her children by her side. She was born April 2, 1934 in Clarksburg, WV.Mrs. Morrissette retired as a sales person from May Company where she worked selling appliances for 12 years.Anne enjoyed her pets, gardening and spending time with family. Survivors include her children: David (Vicki)...
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Valerie J. Cutler

November 5, 1950 - April 29, 2018

Valerie J. Cutler, 67 of Painesville Twp., passed away April 29, 2018, at her home. She was born November 5, 1950, in Santa Barbara, California. Mrs. Cutler worked as a dental receptionist and then as a floral designer. She enjoyed floral designing for close family and friends and traveling around the local area. Survivors are her husband, Gene Cutler; brother, Tim (Tami) Manning; and her nieces...
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James K. Collins, Jr.

September 3, 1928 - April 28, 2018

James K. Collins Jr, 89 of Willoughby, passed away April 28, 2018, (his mother's birthday) at Vista Springs Quail Highlands Assisted Living in Concord Twp. He was born September 3, 1928, in Wickliffe.Jim was the longtime editor of The News-Herald, serving as editor emeritus since 2005. He served as executive-in-residence at Lakeland Community College since 2005. He graduated from Willoughby...
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Kenneth Rakes

January 4, 1938 - April 28, 2018

Kenneth "Ken" Rakes, 80 passed away on April 28, 2018, with his first love and his family by his side at Vista Springs in Concord. Ken was born on January 4, 1938, to Henry Edgar and Lessie Rakes in Tarpon, VA. He graduated from Martel High School and Marion Business College. He married his high school sweetheart while home on leave from the Air Force on September 12, 1955. After being Honorably...
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Charles A. Copeland

November 17, 1934 - April 27, 2018

Charles A. Copeland, age 83 of Mentor, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Friday April 27, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 17, 1934 in Akron, Ohio.Charles served in the U.S. Air Force, repairing radar and other instruments to keep pilots safe. He worked and retired as a Postmaster of the U. S. Postal Service for the greater Akron area. Following...
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John E. Trusty, Sr.

February 14, 1954 - April 27, 2018

John E. Trusty Sr. age 64 of Mentor, died from a brief illness Friday April 27, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby surrounded by his family. He was born February 14, 1954 in Painesville, OH. Mr. Trusty was Owner and President of Trustronics R&D Inc. Before retiring recently in 2018, he was looking forward to teaching part-time Industrial Electronic classes at A -Tech Career Center....
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Emil Bonomi

May 31, 1926 - April 27, 2018

Emil Bonomi, age 91 of Mentor, Ohio for the past 5 years formerly of Ridge, NewYork, died Friday, April 27, 2018, at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, OH. He was born May 31, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY.Mr. Bonomi was a retired TV repairman and School bus driver. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Force, serving during WWII. He was a former member of St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church.Emil was a...
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Genie F. Henwood

March 7, 1925 - April 26, 2018

Genie "Jan" F. Henwood age 93 of Concord, died Thursday April 26, 2018 at Concord Village Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Concord. She was born March 7, 1925 in Valier, IL.Genie retired from Lake Hospital Systems as a switchboard operator at the age of 78. She was known for her cooking abilities and delighted in cooking for her family and friends. She enjoyed playing cards, working...
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Josephine M. Golden

June 10, 1933 - April 25, 2018

Josephine M. (Oberstar) Golden age 84 of Willoughby, died Wednesday April 25, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor. She was born on June 10, 1933 in Cleveland.Mrs. Golden is survived by her sons: Greg (Michelle) and Michael Golden, Grandchildren: Kayla (Jason) Keller, Sean Golden, Sara Mingle, great-granddaughter: Addison Keller, sister: Sandra (Eugene) Gonsowski and son in law: Jeff Mingle.Preceding...
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Frances K. Eigenbrode

December 1, 1919 - April 23, 2018

Frances K. Eigenbrode, 98, of Mentor, OH formerly of Waynesboro, PA, passed away April 23, 2018, at Haven Home in Mentor, OH. She was born December 1, 1919, in Waynesboro, PA.Mrs. Eigenbrode had worked as an LPN for the Waynesboro Hospital for 27 years retiring in 1980. She had been a member of Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church. She also enjoyed bowling, reading and walking.Survivors include...
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Deborah Jo Detrio

May 10, 1963 - April 23, 2018

Deborah Jo (Griesmer) Detrio, 54 of Eastlake, formerly of Willowick, passed away April 23, 2018, at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland with her family by her side. She was born May 10, 1963, in Richmond Heights.Debbie had worked as a gifted and talented teacher for the Zenith Program at Washington Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools in the Willoughby-Eastlake School...
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John T. Berzanske, Jr.

April 22, 1938 - April 22, 2018

John T. "Jack' Berzanske Jr., age 80 of Moreland Hills, died Sunday, April 22, 2018 on his 80th birthday at Hospice House, Cleveland.Mr. Berzanske was a Longshoreman for I.L.A. Local #1317.Jack is survived by his siblings: Lawrence (Lenore) Berzanske and Sharon Zakrajsek.Preceding Jack in death are his wife: Carol A Berzanske, parents: John T. and Mary Berzanske Sr. and brother in law: Thomas...
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Janette Kester

April 20, 1925 - April 20, 2018

Janette Kester, 93 of Mentor, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at Brookdale of Mentor. She was born April 20, 1925 in Ashtabula to the late John and Sarah Turpenen.Janette was an active member of Mentor United Methodist Church since 1973.Survivors include her children, James (Esther) Kester, Ann Kester and Hal (Helen) Kester; grandchildren, Deborah (Tony) Ruscitelli, Robert Kester, Katrina ...
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Thelma Burgess

October 2, 1922 - April 20, 2018

Thelma Burgess, 95, of Concord Twp., passed away April 20, 2018 at the Hospice House of Western Reserve. She was born October 2, 1922 in South Wales.Thelma taught kindergarten at Brentmoor Kindergarten and was a long-standing nursery school teacher at Mentor United Methodist Church. She gave generously of her time to many organizations, including The Daughters of the British Empire, Mentor Women...
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Lee A. Weber

June 1, 1941 - April 18, 2018

Lee A. Weber, 76, of Mentor, passed away April 18, 2018, at Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born June 1, 1941, in Marion, OH.Mr. Weber worked as an engineer at Bailey Control for many years. His hobbies included woodworking, model building, and electronics. He enjoyed reading, spending time with his family, and his dog. Survivors are sons, Kurt (Shelley) Weber, and Charles ...
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Donald L. Barshick

April 23, 1934 - April 13, 2018

Donald L. Barshick age 83 of Mentor, died Friday April 13, 2018 at home. He was born April 23, 1934 in North Bethlehem, PA.Mr. Barshick was a retired Field Superintendent and salesman for heavy machinery.Donald enjoyed the study of his family genealogy and helped coordinate family reunions.Survivors include his children: Sharon (Robert) Barth, Rick (Barb) Barshick, Dianne Young, grandchildren:...
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Isabel Carolina Sevilla

April 9, 2018 - April 13, 2018

Isabel Carolina Sevilla was born April 9, 2018, to parents Javier and Megan Sevilla. Isabel's family was blessed with four days with Isabel before she passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus. Isabel's brief life was a blessing, and her family rests in the peace of knowing they will hold her again in heaven one day.Isabel is loved deeply and survived by her parents, Javier and Megan; her...
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Jean D. Saponaro

November 10, 1931 - April 12, 2018

Jean D. (Sarangelo) Saponaro, 86 of Mentor, died peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018, surrounded by all of her children and family. She is now reunited with her beloved husband James N. Saponaro, who, in 2003, preceded her in death. Jean was born on November 10, 1931, in Cleveland, the daughter of Joseph and Judith (Marzano) Sarangelo.The youngest of 8 children, she attended John Adams High...
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Elizabeth J. Shalaty

October 16, 1936 - April 11, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" J. Shalaty, 81 passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor. She was born October 16, 1936 in Euclid to the late Louis and Anna Debeljak.Survivors include her daughter, Karen (Dale) Wormald; grandchildren, David and Michael Rasile; great grandchildren, Jaren, Gracie and Joshua; sister, Marylou (James) Davison and nieces and nephews, Rosemary, Tom, Tim, Mary Kay,...
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Charles R. Sheldon

February 11, 1934 - April 10, 2018

Charles R. "Bob" Sheldon, age 84, of Mentor Ohio died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. Bob was born in Norwalk, Ohio to Charles R. and Rose J. Sheldon. After graduating from Norwalk High School, Bob attended The Ohio State University prior to enlisting in the Navy. He married the love of his life, Barbara L. Ruffing on February 10, 1957. While in the Navy, Bob...
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Rose L. Mihu PhD. E

April 9, 2018

Rose L. Mihu (nee Lotito), PhD. E, 97, of Wickliffe, died on Monday, Apr. 9, 2018, at Brookdale of Mentor. She was born in Italy and received her Doctorate in Education from the University of Rome, Italy. She came to the United States in 1951. She taught elementary classes at St. Rocco parochial school for ten years then worked, and retired from, the Cuyahoga County Welfare Services as a Case...
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Samuel Rockwell

November 23, 1920 - April 8, 2018

Samuel Rockwell, 97, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away April 8, 2018. He was born November 23, 1920 in Cleveland.Mr. Rockwell retired from the Cleveland Fire Department Station 31, after 35 years of service. He was a drill Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He raised his 3 sons in Euclid with his wife Catherine (Kay) of 63 years. He was the founder and President of the...
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Donald L. Goodman

March 12, 1947 - April 7, 2018

Donald L. Goodman, 71, of Painesville Twp., passed away April 7, 2018, at his home. He was born March 12, 1947, in Massillon, OH.Mr. Goodman was a teacher and coach at Mentor High School.Survivors are his wife, Charlene Goodman; children, Jeff (Julia) Goodman, and Todd (Erin) Goodman; grandchildren, James, Joseph, Grady and Graham; and his nieces, Susan Goodman and Karen Dowell.He was preceded in...
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Doris A. Borkey

December 21, 1941 - April 7, 2018

Doris A. Borkey, 76 of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born December 21, 1941 in Erie, PA to the late Nicholas and Edna Sabolsky.Doris was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening and doing puzzles. She was also an avid bowler for many years. She was a big Cleveland sports fan as well.Survivors include her children: David ...
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Louise Lee

January 1, 1943 - April 6, 2018

Louise Lee (nee Kulik), 75, of Willoughby, went home to be with her Lord on April 6, 2018. She was born January 1, 1943, in Bradford, PA.Mrs. Lee was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who touched many lives over the years. She was a Sunday School teacher and a certified ceramic teacher. Survivors are her beloved husband of 55 ½ years, Jim Lee; children, Lori (Rick) Chaykowsky,...
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Robert B. Orlando

January 6, 1935 - April 6, 2018

Robert B. Orlando, 83, of Mentor, passed away April 6, 2018. He was born January 6, 1935, in Cleveland.Mr. Orlando worked as an engineer at TRW for many years. He enjoyed bowling, skiing, whitewater rafting and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob was the happiest fishing on his boat and enjoyed many years at his cottages in Port Clinton. He enjoyed fishing in...
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James C. Russell

February 2, 1947 - April 1, 2018

James C. Russell, 71, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at home. He was born February 2, 1947 in Carrollton, KY. James served our country proudly and with dignity during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and neighbors. He was a published author of short stories and poetry.He also enjoyed spending time with his son, Robert, on Sundays, playing...
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A. Albert Arslanian

March 26, 1936 - April 1, 2018

A. Albert Arslanian, 82 of Mentor, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born March 26, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio. Al was a former longtime member of Fairport Harbor Yacht Club.Albert is survived by his wife of 53 years, Audrey (Parsons) Arslanian; son, Alan (Angela) Arslanian; grandchildren, Amy, Alexa, Alec and Lucas Arslanian and Amanda Zimcosky; brother, Russell ...
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Robert L. Luck

November 8, 1940 - March 29, 2018

Robert L. Luck, 77, of Painesville Township, passed away March 29, 2018 following a brave battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born November 8, 1940 in Wickliffe, OH.Mr. Luck worked as a mechanical engineer at U.S. Molding Machinery Company in Mentor. He loved to golf, hunt, work in the yard, and spend time with his family and his grand-dogs. He was a big fan of NASCAR racing and enjoyed...
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Amy L. Morton

October 25, 1954 - March 26, 2018

Amy L. Morton, 63 of Mentor, OH, who died Monday, March 26, 2018, at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland, OH. She was born October 25, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio.Amy graduated from Euclid HS 1972, where she had been a member of the Varsity Chorale, which toured and performed in Europe under Mr. Sam Taylor. She also performed Amy-ably well with the Singers Club of Cleveland. Miss Morton retired...
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Larry B. Moore

June 5, 1948 - March 26, 2018

Larry B. Moore, age 69 of Painesville, passed away March 26, 2018, at his residence. He was born June 5, 1948, in Salem, WV.Mr. Moore had worked as a machinist for the former Rotor Tool for 28 years. He enjoyed gardening, listening to wind chimes, bird watching, and was an Ohio State Buckeye and Cleveland Browns fan.Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Margaret (McMasters); children Rebecca ...
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Blanche P. Kaleal

November 29, 1945 - March 26, 2018

Blanche P. (Gilreath) Kaleal, age 72 of Mentor, passed away March 26, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 29, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio and resided in Mentor, Ohio for the past 48 years.Survivors include her children: Ronald L. (Mary) Kaleal, Daniel (Christine) Kaleal, Steven Kaleal, Debbie (Philip) Wipperman and David (Haley) Kaleal; grandchildren: Ronald L. Jr,...
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Hazel Mae McDaniels Skartved

August 22, 1929 - March 26, 2018

Hazel Mae (Bee) McDaniels Skartved, age 88 of Willowick, passed away March 26, 2018, at Richmond Heights Medical Center. She was born August 22, 1929, in Nutter Fort, WV.Mrs. Skartved had worked as a machinist for Kerr Lakeside Inc., in Euclid for 20 years. She enjoyed sewing, pencil drawings, scratch off lottery tickets, cooking and baking, especially her bread and pepperoni rolls. She was also...
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Josephine M. Sprague

November 6, 1928 - March 25, 2018

Josephine M. (Isaacs) Sprague, age 89 of Madison, passed away March 25, 2018, at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland. She was born November 6, 1928, in Mentor, OH.Mrs. Sprague enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Survivors include her sons David (Kristie) Sprague and Thomas Sprague; grandchildren Thomas (Kelly), Brandon (Amanda), Mollie (George), and Travis ...
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Michael J. Preseren

January 19, 1915 - March 24, 2018

Michael J. Preseren, 103, of Mentor, passed away March 24, 2018 at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born January 19, 1915 in Yukon, PA.Mr. Preseren worked at Chase Brass for many years and enjoyed dancing, reading, exercising, and gardening. He was a proud Naval Veteran espousing many amazing stories to his kids and grandkids. His values, morals and work ethic were in...
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Earl Patterson

October 4, 1947 - March 21, 2018

Earl Patterson, age 70 of Mentor died Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, OH. He was born October 4, 1947, in Altoona, PA.Mr. Patterson worked for over 25 years as a machinist for Feedall in Willoughby, OH retiring in 2008.Earl was a member of Sons of the Amvets, Post #40 Mentor, Amvets Riders, Post #40 Mentor and the Hungarian Culture Club, Fairport Harbor, OH...
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Gay L. Schoenfeld

August 5, 1951 - March 21, 2018

Gay L. Schoenfeld, age 65, of Concord Twp, passed away March 21, 2018, at her residence. She was born August 5, 1951, in Painesville. She was a graduate of Mentor High School.Ms. Schoenfeld had worked for UPS, retiring after 41 years. She was a volunteer for the Salvation Army, attended the Salvation Army Church and Life Brand Cowboy Church, both in Painesville. Survivors include her mother, Jane...
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Harvey L. Whitlow

August 5, 1943 - March 20, 2018

Harvey L. Whitlow, 74 of Mentor, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord. He was born August 5, 1943 in Cleveland to the late Robert and Roberta WhitlowHarvey was a member of Harding and Corwin-Webb Masonic Lodges and a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Linda Whitlow; siblings, James Whitlow, Liz Crane and Robert (Lois)...
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Marietta Williamson Smart

September 25, 1924 - March 18, 2018

Marietta (Williamson) Smart, age 93 of Mentor, OH formerly of Danville, PA, died Sunday March 18, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, OH. She was born September 25, 1924 in Arnot, PA.Mrs. Smart was a retired seamstress for Turbotville Dress where she worked until her retirement in 1986.Survivors include her children: Brenda J. Paden, James G. (David Makemson) Smart, sister in law: Lois...
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Diane C. Baechle

October 25, 1942 - March 18, 2018

Diane C. (Dezort) Baechle, age 75 of Concord Twp., passed away March 18, 2018 at her residence. She was born October 25, 1942 in Cleveland.Mrs. Baechle had worked as a teacher's assistant at Orchard Hollow Elementary School in Mentor, retiring after 25 years. She was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and the Mentor Senior Center, where she enjoyed the bus tours, the knitting club and the...
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Rebecca L. Britton

June 28, 1942 - March 17, 2018

Rebecca L. "Becky" Britton age 75 of Mentor, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 28, 1942 in Painesville.Becky was a retired assembler from Kismet Products. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and was an avid crafter who delighted friends and family with her lovely crocheted pieces. She was a long-time member of Painesville Baptist...
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Gayle M. Gibson

July 2, 1954 - March 12, 2018

Gayle M. Gibson, age 63 of Mentor formerly of Willowick, died Monday March 12, 2018 at her brother's home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 2, 1954 in Euclid, OH.Gayle was an Administrative Assistant from Philips Healthcare for the past 7 years.Survivors include her mother: Catherine "Katie" Gibson, siblings: Tom (Colleen Callahan) Gibson, Kathleen (Steve) Johnson, niece: Jordyn...
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Kathleen Blaser

October 23, 1946 - March 12, 2018

Kathleen "Kathy" (King) Blaser, age 71 of Mentor on the Lake, died Monday March 12, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born October 23, 1946 in Cleveland.Kathy was a retired Administrative Assistant from Ohio Savings Bank, where she worked for 10 years, before retiring. Prior to Ohio Savings Bank, she worked as a Customs House Broker at Blaser & Mericle, Inc. ...
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Cathy Fox

March 8, 1965 - March 10, 2018

Cathy Fox, 62 of Mentor, passed away March 10, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born March 8, 1956 in Painesville. Cathy spent 37 years working for the Cleveland Clinic in both the Medical Intensive Care Unit, and as an Oncology nurse. Taking care of others was her greatest passion. Aside from her work as a nurse, she looked after her son, nephews, and best friend. Cathy brought joy...
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Richard Kessler

October 11, 1928 - March 8, 2018

Richard "Kess" Kessler, age 89 of Kirtland Hills, passed away March 8, 2018 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born October 11, 1928 in Cincinnati, OH.Richard graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor's in Education; he played football there and was coached by Woody Hayes, and was a member Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving as a 2nd Lt in...
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Edith Cefaratti

March 28, 1925 - March 7, 2018

Edith (Colavecchio) Cefaratti, age 92 of Concord Twp., passed away March 7, 2018 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born March 28, 1925 in Cleveland.Mrs. Cefaratti had been a longtime member of Christian Assembly Church in Richmond Heights. She enjoyed cooking and cleaning her kitchen so much so that her family called her "Cinderella". Her greatest joy in life was her...
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Ella G. Greer

August 21, 1935 - March 6, 2018

Ella G. Greer, 82, of Mentor, passed away peacefully March 6, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born August 21, 1935 in Pinsonfork, Kentucky.Ella was a warm and loving person who enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors are her children, Frankie (Linda) Greer, Paula (Brad) Nicholson, and Gregory Greer; grandchildren, Crystal (Phil) Mielke, and Heather (Dane) Randlett; and her...
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Helen Merrill

October 30, 1923 - March 6, 2018

Helen Merrill, age 94 of Mentor, passed away March 6, 2018 at her residence. She was born October 30, 1923 in Toledo, OH.Mrs. Merrill had worked as an RN at several local hospitals. She graduated from St. Vincent Hospital, a learning hospital in Toledo. A member of the St. Vincent alumni and also of the ladies auxiliary "sparklers" for Station 2 of the Mentor Fire Department, of which her husband...
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Deloss H. Martin

February 16, 1947 - March 5, 2018

Deloss "Del" H. Martin Jr., 71, of Mentor, passed away peacefully March 5, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born February 16, 1947 in Cleveland and was a 1966 graduate of Shaker Heights High School. Del was a devoted husband to Cynthia "Cindy" (Schmidt) Martin who preceded him in death in 2013. He retired in 2014 from the Cleveland Clinic after 30 years as a...
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Gail Lucker

September 19, 1933 - March 5, 2018

Gail (Hodgins) Lucker, 84, a longtime Lake County resident, passed away March 5, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was the daughter of the late Reginald and Marion Hodgins of Mentor, Ohio and was born September 19, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. Gail graduated from the University of Rochester. She spent several years teaching school in Rochester, NY and in the Cleveland area. When her family...
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Lydia E. Binder

August 11, 1937 - March 3, 2018

Lydia E. (Lang) Binder, age 80 of Mentor, passed away March 3, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born August 11, 1937 in Stockach, Germany. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed. Lydia was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, enjoyed cooking, baking, and cross word puzzles.Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Richard H....
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Carolyn A. Lette

May 1, 1945 - March 2, 2018

Carolyn A. (Brown) Lette, age 72, of Eastlake, passed away March 2, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born May 1, 1945 in Painesville, OH.Mrs. Lette had worked for Eye Lighting, prior to that she had worked for Ardac, formerly Dixie-Narco. She enjoyed helping others, playing bingo and cards and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.Survivors include her...
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Stella Campbell

May 15, 1919 - March 1, 2018

Stella Campbell, 98, of Mentor, passed away March 1, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital. She was born May 15, 1919 in Cleveland.Mrs. Campbell worked in sales at Traveler's Department Store in Cleveland. Stella and her husband, Scotty, loved teaching Sunday school for over 45 years at Beachland Church. Her hobbies included all the fun activities and fellowship with her friends at Governor's Port.Stella's...
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Andrea S. Aquila

September 21, 1952 - February 28, 2018

Andrea "Andy" S. Aquila, age 65, of Mentor, passed away February 28, 2018 at Altercare of Mentor. He was born September 21, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio.Mr. Aquila had worked as a truck driver for a construction company. He was a jack of all trades and was willing to help anyone. He was a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed camping, wine making and especially hosting family clam bakes.Survivors...
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Carol A. Kaylor

January 18, 1946 - February 28, 2018

Carol A. Kaylor, 72, of Mentor passed away peacefully February 28, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born January 18, 1946 in Cleveland.She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Anthony; children Gina (Shawn) Rowan, Anthony J. Kaylor, and Tina (Andy) Jones; grandchildren, Khrystle (Michael) Rhoa, Joanna (David) Moore, Matthew (Lauren) Rowan, Anthony M. Kaylor, Courtney Kaylor, and...
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Thomas P. Gilles

June 8, 1931 - February 27, 2018

Thomas P. Gilles, age 86 of Concord Twp., passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Mapleview Country Villa, Chardon. Tom was born on June 8, 1931 in Cleveland, OH to the late Ralph and Mary Gilles. He was a longtime Lake County resident.Tom was a U.S. Marine who served in the Korean Conflict. He retired from Lake County Engineer after 31 years of service. Tom was a member of the Marine Corp....
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Louis Gondorcin

August 31, 1927 - February 26, 2018

Louis Gondorcin age 90 of Mentor, Died Monday February 26, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor, Mentor. He was born August 31, 1927 in Cleveland.Mr. Gondorcin retired as a machinist from Kase Manufacturing after working there for 37 years.Louis was veteran of the US Army WWII, serving in the European Theatre in the 27th Constabulary Soldier Troop "C" attaining the rank of Corporal. He was a member of...
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Daniel G. Owens, Sr.

January 19, 1950 - February 24, 2018

Daniel G. Owens Sr., 68 a longtime Mentor resident, passed away peacefully February 24, 2018. He was born January 19, 1950 in Painesville.Mr. Owens owned and operated Owens Transport Service. He previously worked as an Industrial Engineer at Towmotor and Parker Hannifin. He attended Mentor High School and Lake Erie College and was a proud U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. Daniel enjoyed...
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George John Vasilakis

January 18, 1936 - February 24, 2018

George John Vasilakis, 82 a longtime Mentor resident, entered into rest peacefully February 24, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 18, 1936 in the town of Leka in Samos, Greece. George worked as a master machinist at Ajax Manufacturing for 43 years. A U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country, he was a member of the Evzonakia Greek Orchestra and enjoyed Greek music, dancing,...
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Carl Berger

August 13, 1945 - February 23, 2018

Carl "Drago" Berger, age 72, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby, Ohio. He was a resident of Kirtland Rehabilitation and Care. He was born August 13, 1945 in Braunau am Inn, Austria to the late Vinko and Dragica Berger. Carl came to the United States in 1951 with his sister and parents. He grew up in Euclid and Cleveland, Ohio. In his youth he played baseball...
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