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Our Obituaries

Josephine Montana

March 2, 1922 - April 21, 2017

Josephine Montana (Nelson) 95, of Euclid, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2017 after a short illness. Born March 2, 1922 in Cleveland's little Italy, Mrs. Montana resided in Euclid for more than 60 years. Highly intelligent and quick witted, her family and home were paramount to her and she lavished her family with love and attention. She was an avid golfer who proudly scored a hole in...
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Lenore Badnell

July 27, 1923 - April 19, 2017

Lenore Badnell, 93 of Painesville, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at her residence. She was born July, 27, 1923 in Canton, Ohio to the late Ralph and Margaret Badnell.Lenore loved to read her bible, do needle work, visit with friends, watch westerns and sing songs, her favorite was "I want to be a cowboy sweetheart". She enjoyed pocket books, rings, pens and pencils, giving out hugs and...
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William S. Maness

February 26, 1926 - April 18, 2017

William S. "Big Bill" Maness, 91, of Mentor, passed away April 18, 2017 at Heartland of Willoughby. He was born February 26, 1926 in Jonesville, VA.Mr. Maness was a member of local 1045 UAW, and worked at General Motors before retiring after 38 years of service. In his later years he loved sitting on his front porch and visiting with family and friends. Survivors are his children, Malinda Maness,...
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William L. Kirchner

July 30, 1933 - April 15, 2017

William L. Kirchner, age 83 of Tavernier, FL formerly of Euclid and Kirtland, OH, passed away April 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1933 in Cleveland.He received his bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH, where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, ROTC and served as a volunteer fireman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Mr. Kirchner owned and operated...
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William A. Elliot

May 12, 1937 - April 13, 2017

William A. "Bill" Elliot, 79 of Mentor, living in Lake County for the past 50 years, died Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born May 12, 1937 in Cleveland.Mr. Elliot retired from Bank One in 1996, after working in the banking industry for 40 years. He was active in a number of civic organizations, including, Lions Club, Rotary, and Eastlake Chamber of Commerce, by whom...
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Charlene A. Metzger

September 11, 1957 - April 12, 2017

Charlene A. Metzger, age 59 of Euclid for the past 22 years formerly of Mentor, died Wednesday April 12, 2017 at Euclid Hospital, Euclid. She was born September 11, 1957 in Cleveland.Ms. Metzger worked for Euclid Hitachi for 28.5 years in various positions, after this Charlene worked as a buyer for the past 6 years, most recently at Nook Industries. Charlene was a 1975 graduate of Mentor High...
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Elsie Bukovinski

March 17, 1929 - April 12, 2017

Elsie Bukovinski, 88 of Willowick, passed away April 12, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born March 17, 1929 in Manheim, WV to the late Steven and Esther Horvath.Survivors include her sons, Bruce, Darrin and Allan (Carrie) Bukovinski; grandchildren, Casey, Lindsey and Angel; great grandchildren, Alexis, Haley and Isaiah; two great-great grandchildren and many other loving...
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Dorothy A. Wagner

June 29, 1926 - April 11, 2017

Dorothy A. (Wurm) Wagner, age 90 of Mentor for the past 10 years, formerly of Euclid for 52 years, died Tuesday April 11, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 29, 1926 in Cleveland, OH.Dorothy was a homemaker with many interests including Jazzercise, bowling, golf, and cards. She was an avid Cavaliers fan. When the Cavaliers were not playing, she was watching the Indians...
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Anthony Fracassi

February 22, 1966 - April 11, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Fracassi age 51 of Mentor, died Tuesday April 11, 2017 at Altercare of Mentor, Concord. He was born February 22, 1966 in Cleveland.Mr. Fracassi was a store manager for Dollar General in Wickliffe, Ohio.Tony was a 1984 graduate of Mentor High School and a graduate of Lakeland Community College with Associate of Arts Degree.Survivors include his mother: Geraldine "Gerry" Fracassi,...
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James V. Petrovic

May 10, 1949 - April 11, 2017

James V. "Jim" Petrovic, 67 of Willoughby, formerly of Euclid, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at University Hospital, Cleveland. He was born May 10, 1949 in East Cleveland.Jim worked as a machinist in North East Ohio for 42 years, was a Euclid High School graduate, class of '68 and a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He also was an usher at Jacobs/Progressive Field and the former...
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Elisabeta I. Pastor

January 29, 1921 - April 11, 2017

Elisabeta "Lisa" I. Pastor, 96 of Painesville, passed away April 11, 2017 at her residence. She was born January 29, 1921 in Cleveland.Mrs. Pastor had been a co-owner, along with her sister, of Yolanda's Beauty Salon in Mentor and Willoughby. She was affiliated with the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Painesville. She also enjoyed traveling.She is survived by many loving family members....
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Aaron R. Heller

November 12, 1982 - April 10, 2017

Aaron R. Heller, age 34 of Mentor, died Monday April 10, 2017 at home. He was born November 12, 1982 in Warren, PA.Aaron had a smile that would light up every room he was in, and left everyone he met a better person. He had a strong passion for his Catholic Faith and loved Christian music and the message it sent. Aaron was a graduate of Mentor High School, Class of 2005 where he was a member of...
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Joseph C. Parker

July 28, 1923 - April 10, 2017

Joseph C. Parker, age 93 of Fairport Harbor, formerly of Hubbard, OH and Peachtree City, GA, passed away April 10, 2017 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born July 28, 1923 in Struthers, OH.Mr. Parker had worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for Georgia Pacific Roofing Company and Youngstown Sheet and Tube. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and the Korean War. Mr. Parker...
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William Kosmach

February 24, 1918 - April 9, 2017

William Kosmach, age 99 of Willowick, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Governors Point Assisted Living, Mentor. He was born February 24, 1918 in Cerkno, Yugoslavia.He was a member of SNPJ Loyalites Lodge 158, the Keystone Club and the American Legion.Mr. Kosmach worked as a machinist at Warner & Swasey Company, Turning Machine Division.Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Goody) Kosmach;...
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David E. Hood

March 16, 1942 - April 9, 2017

David E. Hood, 75, of Mentor, passed away April 9, 2017 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born March 16, 1942 in Cleveland. Mr. Hood was a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country. He enjoyed fishing, working on his 1955 Chevy, listening to Elvis Presley and going to horse races. David retired as a truck driver in 2000. He was affectionately known as "Kojak" on the C.B....
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Richard Suydam

August 9, 1930 - April 8, 2017

Richard Suydam, 86 of Willowick, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Mapleview Country Villa, Chardon, Ohio. He was born August 9, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio.Survivors include his wife, Joanne Suydam; children, Jeff (Wendy) Suydam, Bob (Pam) Suydam, Judy (Chuck) Hollesh, Dave Suydam and Bill (Heather) Suydam; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Faith) Suydam and sister-in...
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James Crosbie

March 5, 1934 - April 8, 2017

James Crosbie, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday April 8, 2017 at his home in Mentor. He was born March 5, 1934 in Bellshill, Scotland. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeannie; daughters Lesley and Paula; son Jamie and his wife (Elizabeth Ogilvie); granddaughter Sarah and sister Sophia. He was preceded in death by his brother David.James served in the Royal British Navy and received...
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Florence Pirnat

January 31, 1922 - April 6, 2017

Florence Pirnat, 95, of Mentor, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2017 at Hillcrest Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 31, 1922 in Cleveland, OH.Florence was an avid Homemaker and a working mother who loved baking for her family, gardening and sewing. She loved traveling and vacationing near the ocean with the family. She visited most of the contiguous United States,...
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Gloria M. Gregory

August 29, 1931 - April 6, 2017

Gloria M. (Gould) Gregory age 85 of Mentor, died Thursday April 6, 2017 at Symphony of Mentor. She was born August 29, 1931 in Cleveland.Mrs. Gregory was a retired teacher and Administrator for Willoughby-Eastlake Schools.She was a graduate of St. John College with a Bachelor and Master of Education Degrees.Gloria was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church where she was...
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Ruth E. Baldrey

February 26, 1923 - April 5, 2017

Ruth E. (Wright) Baldrey, age 94, formerly of Chesterland and Stuart, FL, passed away April 5, 2017 at Heather Hill in Chardon. She was born February 26, 1923 in Cleveland.Mrs. Baldrey was a longtime member of St. Anselm Catholic Church in Chesterland, where she was a member of the choir and the St. Stephen's Ministry. She also was a member of the Chesterland Perennial Gardner's. Mrs. Baldrey...
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Patricia Jean Cawley

December 4, 1934 - April 5, 2017

Patricia Jean (Stachnik) Cawley, age 82, of Willoughby, passed away April 5, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born December 4, 1934 in Larksville, Pa.Mrs. Cawley had worked at Progressive Insurance for over 20 years. She had been a member of St. Gabriel Catholic church; she was one of the founders of the churches sports booster club. Mrs. Cawley had graduated from East...
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Mary Louise Satter

November 16, 1927 - April 2, 2017

Mary Louise Satter, lovingly known to her family as "Weezer", age 89, of Mentor, OH, formerly of Boca Raton, FL and New York City, died peacefully on Sunday April 2, 2017 at her home. She was born November 16, 1927 in Cleveland, OH.Mary Lou was a stylist for The Bibb Company for many years, before retiring in 1991. An avid traveler, Mary Lou also loved fashion, cooking, entertaining, painting...
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John P. Gaspar, Jr.

March 31, 1936 - April 1, 2017

John P. "Jack" Gaspar Jr., age 81, of Euclid, formerly of Mentor, died Saturday April 1, 2017. He was born March 31, 1936 in Akron. Mr. Gaspar retired from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, where he had worked for 40 years as a mailer.Survivors include his beloved sister in law Nancy L. Gaspar; loving nieces and nephews: Susan (Jeff) Lonchor, Peggy (Joseph) Severini, John Gaspar, Nancy (Brian Stofko)...
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Dorothy Ann Fuerst

February 23, 1930 - March 30, 2017

Dorothy Ann (Ray) Fuerst, age 87, of Mentor, passed away March 30, 2017 at Brookdale of Willoughby. She was born February 23, 1930 in Cleveland.Mrs. Fuerst had been a member of St. Jerome Church in Cleveland, where she had been in several musicals and plays. She also was a member at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Mentor and of the ladies guild at the church. She enjoyed singing and was an...
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Geraldine Naylor Gilles

January 2, 1921 - March 30, 2017

Geraldine "Gerry" Naylor Gilles, age 96, a longtime Lake County resident, passed away March 30, 2017 at Governor's Pointe in Mentor. She was born January 2, 1921 in Merna, Nebraska.Mrs. Gilles had been the owner/operator of the former Quality Letter Service in Painesville. She had been the executive secretary for the Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce and an agent for Western Union.She...
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Corbia L. McNeely

November 1, 1929 - March 30, 2017

Corbia L. McNeely, age 87, of Mentor, died Thursday March 30, 2017 at Heather Hill Rehabilitation Center, Chardon. She was born November 1, 1929 in Logan, WV. Mrs. Corbia is a retired Clerk/Typist from the former Cleveland Twist Drill and National Acme Companies, where she worked for 20 years.Survivors include her son Bobby K. (Rita) McNeely Jr,; grandchildren: John (Brandy) McNeely, Vickie (Rob)...
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Tamara Radziej

October 10, 1923 - March 28, 2017

Tamara Radziej, 93 of Mentor, died Tuesday March 28, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born October 10, 1923 in Ukraine.Mrs. Radziej was a homemaker. She was a longtime member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Mentor, where she was a member of the ladies guild.Survivors include her sons: Hank (Cheryl) Radziej and Michael (Brenda) Radziej, grandchildren: Brad (Laura) Radziej,...
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Geraldine Finotti

July 22, 1925 - March 27, 2017

Geraldine "Gerry" Finotti (Haas), 91 of Mentor, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center, Euclid. She was born July 22, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Charles and Essie Haas.Survivors include her children, Jim (Diane) Sloban, Rick (Donna) Sloban, Mary Barker, Patricia (Walt) Moskal and TJ Sloban (Natalie Pajk); daughter-in-law, Melissa Sloban; stepchildren, Susan ...
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Joan Lindsay

October 6, 1938 - March 26, 2017

Joan Lindsay, age 78, of Mentor, died Sunday March 26, 2017 at University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH. She was born October 6, 1938 in Cleveland, OH.Joan was a graduate of The University of Arizona with a major in History.Mrs. Lindsay had a long career as a Freelance Public Relations Director/Conference Planner focusing on the Healthcare Industry. She had served as the PR director for University...
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Ronald L. Skufca

August 22, 1948 - March 25, 2017

Ronald L. Skufca, age 68, of Willoughby Hills, passed away March 25, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born August 22, 1948 in Cleveland.Mr. Skufca had owned and operated L.J. Skufca Decorating in Willoughby Hills. He was an avid bowler for over 40 years, having been in numerous leagues and tournaments. He was a Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan, he and his wife had season...
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Donald B. Morrow

October 6, 1927 - March 24, 2017

Donald B. Morrow, 89, of Mentor, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Tripoint Medical Center, Concord Twp. He was born October 6, 1927 in Columbus, Oh. Mr. Morrow was a Korean War Veteran and Army National Guardsman for 33 years. After retiring from his military career he went on to work for the state ODOT department.Survivors include his children, Bruce, Dale, Douglas (Lori), John (Lynn),...
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C. Richard Henderson

July 29, 1928 - March 23, 2017

C. Richard Henderson, 88, of Eastlake, passed away March 23, 2017 at Euclid Hospital. He was born July 29, 1928 in Cleveland.Mr. Henderson was a retired Structural Iron Work Superintendent with Vogt & Conant Co. and a proud, 70 year member of Iron Workers Local 17.He was a graduate of Harvey High School class of 1946 and attended Compton College in California.He was a First Sargent in the US...
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Barbara Luttermoser

October 21, 1930 - March 23, 2017

Barbara (Funk) Luttermoser, age 86, of Mentor, OH, formerly of Willoughby, OH, Beverly Hills, MI and Detroit, MI, passed away March 23, 2017 at Brookdale of Newell Creek in Mentor, OH. She was born October 21, 1930 in Royal Center, IN.Mrs. Luttermoser was fiercely devoted to her family, entertained her grandchildren with her offbeat sense of humor, and had a lifelong love of travel.Survivors...
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Donald Bowser

November 2, 1931 - March 23, 2017

Donald Bowser, age 85, Terra Alta, WV and Mentor, OH, passed away March 23, 2017 at Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Oakland, MD. He was born November 2, 1931 in Turner Douglas, WV.Mr. Bowser had worked as an engineer for Lubrizol in Ohio, retiring in 1995. He was a U.S. Army veteran.Survivors include his step sons Barton and Patrick Woodside; 2 grandchildren; sister Freda (Bowser) Boone and...
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Tommy L. Veatch

December 25, 1939 - March 22, 2017

Tommy L. Veatch, age 77, of Ocala, FL, for the past 4 years, formerly of Painesville, passed away March 22, 2017 in Florida. He was born December 25, 1939 in Mt. Vernon, OH.Mr. Veatch had worked as the Director of materials management for the former Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland. He retired as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy after a 20 year career. He enjoyed golfing and had been an...
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Edward J. Krenicky

June 18, 1932 - March 22, 2017

Edward J. Krenicky, age 84, of Mentor, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Copley Health Center, Copley. He was born June 18, 1932 in Cleveland.Mr. Krenicky retired from the Mentor Exempted Board of Education System. He was a US Army Veteran, loved family, friends and listening to music.Survivors include his children, Cheryl (David) Starr, Tom (Carrie) Krenicky, Kat (Gary) McClintock and daughter...
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Beverley Dooley

March 26, 1934 - March 19, 2017

Beverley "Tom" Dooley, 82 passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 26, 1934 in Hugheston, WV. Tom was a Euclid resident since 1969, after moving to Cleveland in 1957. He retired in 1996, after 39 years, from the GE Willoughby Quartz Division, was a member of the Mentor Church of Christ and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War.Survivors include...
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Paul M. Petersen

August 19, 1945 - March 18, 2017

Paul M. Petersen, 71 of Willoughby Hills, loving father and dedicated grandfather, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, surrounded by his family at University Hospital, Cleveland. He was born August 19, 1945 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Petersen was a Tool and Die Sales Representative for Jergens Inc. and The George Whalley Company for the past 25 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting,...
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Mary Lou Beverage

November 17, 1933 - March 15, 2017

Mary Lou Beverage, 83, of Mentor, passed away March 15, 2017. She was born November 17, 1933 in Rupert, West Virginia to the late Olpha and Mabel Holcomb.Survivors are her children, Peggy (Michael) Berglind of Palm Harbor, Florida, Carolyn Beverage of Mentor on the Lake, OH, Dr. Morris W. (Connie Maynard) Beverage Jr. of Mentor, OH, and Janet (Nick) Pandolfi of Medina, OH. She is also survived by...
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William F. Meditz

January 28, 1927 - March 14, 2017

William F. Meditz, 90, of Mentor, passed away March 14, 2017. He was born January 28, 1927 in Cleveland.Mr. Meditz worked at NASA and was self-employed later in his life. A U.S. Navy WWII veteran, he was a loving man who never raised his voice or said a mean thing ever. Survivors are his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth; children, Ken (Michelle) Meditz and Robert Meditz; grandchildren, Robyn Webb,...
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Carol J. Hanley

December 12, 1937 - March 13, 2017

Carol J. (McNickle) Hanley, 79, of Willoughby, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 13, 2017 at her home. She was born December 12, 1937 in New Castle, PA. Carol loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She found great joy in serving and caring for the elderly in her younger years. She was a believer in Jesus Christ, having trusted in Him as her personal Lord and Savior, and...
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Julius D. Martin

August 4, 1919 - March 13, 2017

Julius D. Martin, 97, of Mentor passed away March 13, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born August 4, 1919 in South Euclid, Ohio.Mr. Martin was a machinist at Addressograph - Multigraph until his retirement in 1982. A graduate of Brush High School, his time there was spent playing football, baseball and golf. Survivors are his children, Gregory (Beverly) Martin, Richard (Maria) Martin...
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Phyllis E. Lewis

August 30, 1927 - March 12, 2017

Phyllis E. "Mum" Lewis, 89 of Mentor, formerly of Sagamore Hills and Seneca, PA., passed away peacefully Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby, OH after spending a beautiful afternoon surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 30, 1927 in Oil City, PA.Phyllis was committed to her family and highly involved with the community. She was a member of the United...
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David A. Kraynak

February 11, 1949 - March 12, 2017

David A. Kraynak, age 68, of Twinsburg, passed away March 12, 2017 at the Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood. He was born February 11, 1949 in Cleveland.Mr. Kraynak had been the owner/operator of DAK Consulting Inc. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Hobbies of his included: golfing, fishing, playing the guitar and he also enjoyed cigars and craft beers. He...
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Martha Beer

August 1, 1934 - March 12, 2017

Martha (Schreiner) Beer, 82, of Prospect Heights, Illinois, passed away March 12, 2017 at her daughter's home in Mentor, Ohio. She was born August 1, 1934 in Wildon, Austria. She became a U.S. citizen in 1966.Mrs. Beer worked as a floor manager and florist at Dominick's grocery store. Her hobbies included: gardening, sewing, watching hockey, and ensuring no one went hungry under her watch. Martha...
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John Lauer

November 25, 1940 - March 12, 2017

At 4:45 AM on March 12, 2017, at the David Simpson Hospice House, surrounded by the love of friends and family, John Lauer of Concord peacefully left this world. He was born on November 25. 1940 in Oil City, PA to John F. Lauer and Enid who preceded him in death. He graduated from Oil City High School in 1958 and immediately enlisted in the US Airforce. While in the Airforce he attended Russian...
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Arnold T. Kasten

October 23, 1936 - March 11, 2017

Arnold T. Kasten, 80, of Mentor, passed away March 11, 2017 at Chardon Healthcare. He was born October 23, 1936 in Cleveland, grew up in South Euclid as a child before moving to Mentor 53 years ago. Mr. Kasten worked as a draftsman at Addressograph - Multigraph, White Motor and Fisher and Associates. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a 1954 graduate of Brush High School. His hobbies were fishing,...
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Calvin Pierce Ruckel

February 14, 1925 - March 10, 2017

Calvin Pierce Ruckel, age 92, of Parma Heights formerly of Mentor, passed away March 10, 2017 at Windsong Care Center in Akron. He was born February 14, 1925 in Akron.Mr. Ruckel had worked as a tool and die maker. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Mr. Ruckel loved nature, the outdoors, fishing, boating and archery. He had been a member of the Geauga Bowmen Archery Club.He was preceded in death by his...
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Kevin D. Fielding

July 29, 1937 - March 10, 2017

Kevin D. Fielding, 79, died Friday, March 10, 2017. Born July 29, 1937, he was the son of the late Reginald and Frances (Rockey) Fielding. Kevin leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Sheila (Edwards) Fielding. He was the beloved father of Kevin T. (deceased), Karen and Dave Nejedlik, Julie Fielding (Deron Sohngen), Jennifer and Jeffrey Theis, and "adopted" daughter Nancy DiMarino. He...
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Bonnie Mavar

February 17, 1955 - March 9, 2017

Bonnie Mavar, 62 of Eastlake, passed away March 9, 2017 at her home. She was born February 17, 1955 in Cleveland. Bonnie is survived by her mother, Evelyn Mavar; brothers, Matthew and Mark (Carol) Mavar; nephews, Luke (Kara) Mavar and Caleb (Shelly) Mavar and nieces; Hope (Ben) Brown and Hannah (Ben) Pannell. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Mavar.A memorial mass will be held 12 p...
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Elaine F. White

December 3, 1939 - March 9, 2017

Elaine F. (Partyka) White age 77 of formerly of Willowick, died Thursday March 9, 2017 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord Twp. She was born December 3, 1939 in Cleveland. Survivors include her children: Michael J. (Gabriella) White and Jayne (Richard) Glavac, grandchildren: Joseph White, Rebecca (Jared) Monsman, Richard Glavac Jr., Nicholas & Christopher Glavac.Preceding Elaine in death is...
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Irene Rose Barry

March 8, 2017

Irene Rose Barry, 85 of Mentor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard Barry, loving mother of Sheila (Larry) Allen and Paul (Jeff Dameron) Barry, proud grandmother of Melani Klima, Darcy (Darren) Horvath and Michael Klima; great grandmother of four, dear daughter of the late Dell and Irene Triplett, dear sister of the late Francis,...
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Beverly Ann Martin

January 14, 1941 - March 7, 2017

Beverly Ann (Hegele) Martin passed away on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona surrounded by family and her close friend Lee Schroer. Beverly was born on January 14, 1941 in Circleville, Ohio and graduated from Bedford High School in 1959 and Ohio University in 1963 with a BA degree in Education. She taught music in the Huntsburg and Parkman Elementary...
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Jo Nell Pastor

April 16, 1933 - March 7, 2017

Memorial Services for Jo Nell Pastor, 83, of Painesville, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville.Jo Nell was born to the late John and Willie Mae Cates on April 16, 1933 in Madisonville, KY. She died on March 7, 2017 at her residence, where she had lived since 1960.Mrs. Pastor was a 3M employee for 19 years. She...
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Pamela Moorer

September 4, 1962 - March 6, 2017

If a picture holds a thousand memories, then Pamela Moorer, 54, gave us a million more. From travels around the world to family trips to the movies, she captured every moment with those she loved. To her, family and friends were simply one in the same, and she cherished every second spent by their sides. These will forever be remembered, whether through Pandora charms, her beloved scrapbooks,...
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Brianna Leigh Raico

November 1, 1997 - March 5, 2017

Brianna Leigh Raico, 19, of Mentor, passed away March 5, 2017. She was born November 1, 1997 in Euclid.Brianna was a 2016 graduate of Mentor High School. She loved soap box derby racing and riding her beloved horse Cuda. Brianna especially enjoyed hanging out with her friends, listening to music, fashion and going hiking. Survivors are her mother, Lisa Martin; father, Brian (Jamie) Raico;...
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Eleanor Kovalsky

April 29, 1927 - March 5, 2017

Eleanore "Ellie" Kovalsky, 89 of Eastlake, passed away March 5, 2017 at ManorCare Health Services, Mayfield Hts. She was born April 29, 1927 in Monessen, PA. Ellie enjoyed singing and dancing. She occasionally modeled and was involved in local theater. Ellie was also a super saleswoman while employed at the Great Lakes Mall for many years. She also enjoyed her beloved pet dog, Brandy.Survivors...
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Betty Glavic

August 8, 1933 - March 5, 2017

Betty Glavic, age 83, of Concord Twp., passed away March 5, 2017 at Brookdale of Mentor. She was born August 8, 1933 in Redstone Twp., PA. and moved to Cleveland in the early 1950s. Mrs. Glavic had worked as an administrative assistant in the insurance industry and retired from Progressive Insurance. She enjoyed spending time with her family - especially her daughters and her grandchildren...
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Mary Agnes Fayak

July 6, 1928 - March 4, 2017

Mary Agnes Fayak (nee Woytek), 88, of Mentor passed away peacefully March 4, 2017. Agnes was born on July, 6, 1928, in Gipsy, PA. She was the oldest of 13 children and grew up in the coal mining town of Arcadia, PA. After high school she moved to Cleveland where Agnes worked as a Stouffer's waitress. She had a generous spirit and was happiest when doing something nice for others. Agnes loved...
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William R. Herrick

May 4, 1922 - March 4, 2017

William R. Herrick age 94 of Mentor, died Saturday March 4, 2017 at Mapleview Country Villa, Chardon. He was born May 4, 1922 in Cleveland.Mr. Herrick retired as a Lubricating Engineer for the former Standard Oil Company. William was a US Army WWII Veteran. He enjoyed working in the yard, painting the house and baseball.Loving father of Bob (Debbie Nedley) Herrick, Randi (Terry) Jeschenig, Gayle ...
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John Marusic

November 7, 1964 - March 4, 2017

John Marusic age 52 of Concord Twp, died Saturday March 4, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born November 7, 1964 in Zadar, Croatia.Mr. Marusic was owner/operator and Mechanical Engineer for his company Alcor Industrial in Mentor.John was a graduate of St. Joseph High School, class of 1983.Survivors include his wife of 25 years: Sonja (Bozic) Marusic, sons: Adrian and Alec...
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Lucy M. Vilagi

March 12, 1927 - March 1, 2017

Lucy M. Vilagi, age 89, of Painesville Twp, since 1950, passed away March 1, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born March 12, 1927 in Pierpont, OH.Mrs. Vilagi was a longtime member of St. Mary Church in Painesville, she was also a member of the Painesville Senior Center. She enjoyed doing embroidery.Survivors include her sons Dennis Vilagi, Robert Vilagi and James Vilagi Jr. and sister...
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Betty L. Shimko

October 27, 1922 - March 1, 2017

Betty L. Shimko (Cunningham), 94, of Mentor, passed away March 1, 2017 at her home of 66 years. She was born October 27, 1922 in Hudson, OH.Betty grew up in Hudson and joined the Navy in 1943 as a Pharmacist's Mate at Camp Farragut, Idaho. Afterwards, she worked as a dental assistant. While working for the dentist she met Joe Shimko, the love of her life, and they were married for 62 years. ...
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George R. Fox

May 24, 1939 - February 28, 2017

George R. Fox, age 77, of Concord Twp, passed away February 28, 2017 at his residence, with his family by his side. He was born June 24, 1939 in Cleveland.Mr. Fox had retired from TRW as an industrial photographer. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran.Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Bonnie (Raymond); daughter Lisa (Steven)...
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Janey K. Owens

May 29, 1941 - February 28, 2017

Janey K. Owens, 75, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away February 28, 2017 at Heartland of Mentor. She was born May 29, 1941 in Yonkers, New York.Mrs. Owens worked as an office manager at PCC Airfoils. She was an avid reader that had a passion for books and owned her own bookstore for 20 years. She enjoyed knitting, gardening, bird watching, and especially loved spending time with her children and...
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Joan R. Burger

May 8, 1926 - February 27, 2017

Joan R. Burger, 90, of Mentor passed away February 27, 2017 at Hillcrest Hospital. She was born May 8, 1926 in Cleveland.Mrs. Burger worked as a book keeper for 26 years at Mutual Finances. Joan was devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be forever missed. Survivors are her children, James W. (Geraldine) Burger Jr. and Jan Maurer; daughter in law, Mary Burger; grandchildren, James (Maria...
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Frank G. Blair

October 3, 1949 - February 26, 2017

Frank G. Blair, 67, of Geneva Twp., passed away February 26, 2017 at Geauga Hospital. He was born October 3, 1949 in Cleveland.Mr. Blair worked as a machinist and an inspector at Accurate Metal Machining for many years. Survivors are his wife, Treva Blair; son, Jason (Shelby) Blair; grandchildren, Cambden and Gideon; father Joseph Therriault; and his sisters in law, Eva Stewart, Betty Boren and...
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Patricia M. Davis

February 26, 2017

Patricia M. Davis(nee Padden) went to be with her Lord at the age of 91 on February 26, 2017 in the presence of her loving family. Patricia is preceded in death by her husband Arthur William Davis and her two brothers John (Jack) Padden and Maurice (Tim) Padden and is survived by her sister Sr. Kathleen Padden (Ursulines of Toledo, Ohio), her two children Patrick (Sharon) Davis and Kathleen...
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Mary E. Wise

April 24, 1962 - February 25, 2017

Mary E. Wise, 54, of Painesville, passed away February 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren with her family by her side. She was born April 24, 1962 in Painesville, OhioMary was a loving sister, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She was especially known for baking her carmel cakes for everyone. She is survived by her siblings, Sandra Rhodes, Joniette ...
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Jane A. Crockett

February 22, 1921 - February 25, 2017

Jane A. (Mills) Crockett, 96, formerly of Eastlake Ohio, passed away February 25, 2017. She was born February 22, 1921. Jane grew up in small coal mining town, by the name of Juniata, in Dunbar Twp. Pennsylvania. As a coal miner's daughter, she learned what hard work was like at an early age. Right out of high school Jane worked at the Juniata Company Store. During WWll she worked as "Rosie the...
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Donna L. Wiatrowski

May 14, 1948 - February 23, 2017

Donna L. Wiatrowski (nee Curtis), 68, of Mentor, died February 23, 2017 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. with her loving daughters by her side. She was born May 14, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio. Donna attended St. Joseph (Coll.) Elementary, Ursuline Academy of the Sacred Heart High School and Ursuline College. She went on to teach first grade at St. Vitus School in Cleveland. In 1970 she...
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Terry C. Collins

October 15, 1951 - February 22, 2017

Terry C. Collins, age 65, of Mentor, passed away February 22, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born October 15, 1951 in Cleveland.Mr. Collins had worked at the former Gold Circle and Children's Palace and most recently at Toys R Us. He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and the Knight of Columbus, where he was a 4th degree Knight with the Windemere Council ...
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John Slee Crocker

February 9, 1938 - February 21, 2017

John Slee Crocker, 79, a longtime Lake County resident, passed away February 21, 2017 with his family at his side. He was born February 9, 1938 in Elmira, New York. John attended Princeton and Columbia Universities. He started a 40 yearpolitical career in Lake County as a member of the Mentor-on-the-Lake Council and eventually, became the city's Mayor. During this time, he also worked as...
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Thomas A. Saunders

February 2, 1953 - February 21, 2017

Thomas A. Saunders, 64, of Mentor passed away February 21, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born February 2, 1953 in East Cleveland. Mr. Saunders owned and operated Saunders Electric for 35 years.He was an active member of the Painesville Men of Valor, a faithful member of the LEC Church of Perry and a member of the HET Club.He enjoyed golfing, going to the gun range and car shows and...
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Victoria Kayackas

March 12, 1922 - February 20, 2017

Victoria "Vickie" (Taucher) Kayackas, 94, beloved wife of (the late) George Kayackas for 61 years, passed away, surrounded by family on Monday, February 20, 2017 in Newbury, Ohio (formally of Mayfield Hts., Ohio). She was born March 12, 1922 in Cleveland.Vickie ("Grandma in the Orange House") was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She will...
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Bonne Phyllis Oliverio

February 20, 2017

Bonne Phyllis (Bage) Oliverio passed into the hands of the Lord on February 20, 2017, at 72 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Phyllis (Sollenberger) and Martin Bage. She is survived by her sister Barbara (Bage) Breneman (Charlie) and brother Steve (Marie). She is also survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Joseph and their two children Dr. Julie (Oliverio) Callum (Michael) and...
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Jeanne Nola Ware

August 28, 1926 - February 20, 2017

Jeanne Nola Ware, age 90, of Willoughby, Ohio passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born August 28, 1926 in Cleveland, OH.Mrs. Ware had retired from the former Bailey Controls in Wickliffe.Survivors include her husband of 48 years: Jack Ware; son Wallace "Bud" (Jean) Taraba; daughter Karen (David) Haessly; grandchildren Tracey (Jeff) Bales, Jason...
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Marjorie J. Wilde

February 1, 1927 - February 18, 2017

Marjorie J. (Melrose) Wilde, age 90, of Aurora, a long time Mentor resident, died Saturday, February 18 at Kensington at Anna Maria of Aurora. She was born February 1, 1927 in Cleveland. Mrs. Wilde was a graduate of Orange Village High School and attended Kent State University. She was a homemaker extraordinaire. She was a Charter Member of the Brentmoor Garden Club and member of the Mentor...
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Elizabeth T. (Thompson Heyworth

July 2, 1924 - February 17, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) T. (Thompson) Heyworth, age 92 of Mentor, died Friday February 17, 2017 at Salida Woods Assisted Living, Mentor. Her loving family was at her side. She was born July 2, 1924 in Arlington, Mass to Robert and Margaret Thompson. She was the oldest of five daughters.Betty graduated from Waltham High School in January, 1943 and attended Boston University. Prior to her marriage she...
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Linda Jo Bond

July 20, 1942 - February 16, 2017

Born July 20, 1942, Linda Jo Bond transitioned from this life on February 16, 2017, at Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA. So it goes.Linda was born in Wadsworth, Ohio, the daughter of Jack and Elsie Daley. She reported that she was named by the attending physician, Dr. Peas, since her father was out playing golf. In high school, she was involved in theater, often playing the mother - a role she...
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Katherine Hill

May 29, 1922 - February 16, 2017

Katherine "Kay" (Lewis) Hill, age 94, of Painesville, passed to her eternal reward Thursday February 16, 2017 at Brookdale of Mentor. She was born May 29, 1922 in Pittsburgh, PA. Kay is a loving mother to Barbara (James) Tierney of Needham, MA, Tom (Molly) Hill of Painesville and Dr. James (Kathleen) Hill of Poway, CA. A cherished grandmother of 14; loving great grandmother of 32, sister of...
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Rhoda M. Simmons

June 16, 1928 - February 15, 2017

Rhoda M. Simmons, 88, of Mentor, died February 15, 2017 at Mentor Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 16, 1928 in Johnstown, PA.Mrs. Simmons worked at Bailey Control and ABB for many years. Her passion was crocheting afghans and she enjoyed watching baseball, fishing, cooking, and spending time with family.Survivors are her son Craig Simmons Sr.; grandson, Craig Simmons Jr....
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Gertrude M. Lintz

July 4, 1933 - February 15, 2017

Gertrude M. "Bunni" (nee Bair) Lintz, 83, of Willoughby died February 15, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 4, 1933 in Mentor on the Lake.Bunni worked at General Electric for 39 years, before her retirement in 1999. She was a member of the G.E. Nela-Politans and a truly remarkable, wonderful and caring woman. She loved her family and friends...
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Jeffrey K. Elwell

April 9, 1950 - February 14, 2017

Jeffrey K. Elwell, age 66, of Mentor for the past 2 years formerly of Concord, died Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord. He was born April 9, 1950 in Mansfield, OH.Mr. Elwell was a salesman for Tecmark Corp. Inc. for the past 21 years. Prior to that he was partner with his brother Richard at Elwell Brothers Inc. He was a graduate of Ashland College with a Bachelor of...
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Kathleen A. Henderson

January 31, 1968 - February 12, 2017

Kathleen A. "Kitty" Henderson age 49 a longtime Mentor on the Lake resident, died Sunday February 12, 2017 at Hospice House with her family by her side after a courageous battle against Breast cancer. She was born January 31, 1968 in Trenton, MI.Kitty volunteered at Heartland of Mentor. She was a graduate of Mentor High School.Survivors include her parents: Firman A. "Doc" and Betty L. Henderson,...
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Sheri Farrell

February 18, 1941 - February 11, 2017

Sheri (Cleary) Farrell, age 75, of Chardon, passed away February 11, 2017 at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born February 18, 1941 in Cleveland.Mrs. Farrell had worked at Tri-Delta in Mentor for 9 years. She had been a longtime member of Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon. Along with her husband they used to show Peruvian Paso horses and also raised German Shepherds. Mrs. Farrell also...
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Kenneth C. Mako

January 17, 1950 - February 10, 2017

Kenneth C. Mako, 67, of Wickliffe died on February 10, 2017 after a lengthy stay at a long term care facility. He was born in Cleveland on January 17, 1950, the son of the late Emery and Eileen Mako, and the third of nine children. Ken earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 15. He graduated from St. Joseph High School at age 16 and recently enjoyed attending the 50th reunion of the Class of 1966....
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Ronald G. Kaleal

February 9, 2017

Ronald G. Kaleal, age 73, passed away February 9, 2017, with his loving wife Blanche always by his side. Ronald was born in Cleveland, Ohio and resided in Mentor, Ohio for the past 48 years.Ron owned Checker Bar Ice Cream with his brothers and sister. The business was established by their parents, Louis and Mary Kaleal. Ron, always the dedicated family man, had a close knit relationship with his...
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Joseph J. Dora

July 10, 1928 - February 7, 2017

Joseph J. Dora, 88, of Middlefield for the past 17 years, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Blossom Hill Nursing Home. He was born July 10, 1928 in Johnstown, PA.Mr. Dora was a U.S. Marine veteran who proudly served his country during WWII. Joseph worked as a mechanic at the former White Motor Company in Cleveland. His hobbies included classic car restoration and he loved going to car shows....
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James E. Toncre

February 24, 1930 - February 6, 2017

James E. Toncre, age 86 of Adrian MI formerly of Mentor, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 in MI.Jim was born February 24, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Raymond and Eleanor (Granger) Toncre. After graduating from Willoughby Union High School, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kent State University. He also graduated from Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers...
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Frank Gruber III

December 21, 1938 - February 6, 2017

Frank Gruber III (Captain Frank), age 78, of Mentor, died peacefully Monday February 6, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born December 21, 1938 in Ashtabula.Frank retired as a Lineman for Conrail and he was a US Army veteran. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter, who loved to be in the woods or on the lake. In the early 80's Frank also played the role of McGruff The Crime Dog...
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Concetta J. Nicolosi

December 21, 1925 - February 4, 2017

Concetta J. "Connie" Nicolosi, age 91, of Wickliffe, died Saturday February 4, 2017 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born December 21, 1925 in Cleveland.Survivors include her daughters: Donna (Edmond deceased) LaFrance, Nicoletta (Timothy) Taylor, Carla Carter, Tina (Wayne deceased) Stevens and Bonnie (Bill) Waters; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sons in law: Donald Carter, John ...
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Justin M. McSween

November 2, 1980 - February 3, 2017

Justin M. McSween, age 36, a lifelong resident of Mentor, passed away February 3, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born November 2, 1980 in Cleveland.Justin was Vice President of CMT Technology Inc. in Mentor. He was a dedicated worker and highly respected in the construction industry. He loved football and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns. Survivors include his son,...
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Adolf B. Witzke, Jr.

November 20, 1942 - February 3, 2017

Adolf B. Witzke Jr, age 74, of Perry formerly of Mentor, died Friday February 3, 2017 at home. He was born November 20, 1942 in Cleveland.Mr. Witzke was a retired draftsman for Mahar Machine in Wickliffe, prior to that he worked for National Acme and the former White Motor Company.Adolf was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War.Survivors include his wife of 49 years Frances "Bonnie"...
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Nancy E. Gribbons

September 26, 1944 - February 3, 2017

Nancy E. Gribbons, 72, of Mentor, died February 3, 2017 at Kindred Lake Med in Painesville Twp. She was born September 26, 1944 in Euclid.Nancy worked as an administrative assistant for the City of Beachwood for many years. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, baking, reading and spending time outdoors.Survivors are her children, Kristin (James) Capel and Gary ...
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Irene Cutler

June 9, 1930 - February 1, 2017

Irene (Brafford) Cutler age 86 a longtime Perry resident, died Wednesday February 1, 2017 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing. She was born June 9, 1930 in Minford, OH. Mrs. Cutler was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Perry. Survivors include her children: Cathy (Ron) Barlow, James (Betsy) Cutler, Michael (Laurie) Cutler and Kevin (Alecia) Cutler, grandchildren: Patricia (Zach)...
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Theresa Alice Paschali

August 3, 1928 - January 30, 2017

Theresa Alice (Morin) Paschali, age 88, of Chardon, passed away Monday January 30, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 3, 1928 in Waterbury, Conn.Mrs. Paschali had worked for Euclid General Hospital for 20 years. She had volunteered at the American Red Cross in Geauga County and had attended St. Mary Church in Chardon. She also enjoyed baking cookies and sewing.Mrs. Paschali is survived by...
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Shirley A. Joughin

February 26, 1931 - January 30, 2017

Shirley A. (Eisenman) Joughin, age 85, of Mentor, formerly of Painesville, died Monday January 30, 2017 at Hospice House, Cleveland, with her children by her side. She was born February 26, 1931 in Painesville.Shirley graduated from Kent State University and taught first grade in the Painesville City Schools. Eventually, Shirley stayed at home and raised her three children and worked with her...
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Raymond A. Buchter

April 20, 1957 - January 28, 2017

Raymond A. "Perky" Buchter, age 59, of Painesville Twp. died Saturday January 28,2017 at Hospice House, Cleveland, OH. Perky was born to the late Albert and Neva Buchter on April 20, 1957 in Painesville where he resided for all his life.Perky was a longtime Cleveland Sports Fan of the Indians, Browns and Cavs.He was well known and loved by his extended family at Deepwood. He was proud to be a...
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Frances White Gale

January 28, 2017

Frances White Gale passed away peacefully on January 28, 2017. She was 98. She will be remembered most for her love of family, her Church and her volunteer work with many civic organizations, often in leadership positions. Her children, Miriam Gale, Robert Gale (Cathy) and Frederick Gale (Nancy), her 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren kept her young at heart. She was an involved member of...
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