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Our Obituaries

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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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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Joan L. Rose

February 14, 1931 - January 27, 2017

Joan L. (Bonsky) Rose, age 85, of Willowick, died Friday January 27, 2017 at home. She was born February 14, 1931 and raised in Cleveland. Joan graduated from Holy Name High School. She was wife, mother and volunteer extraordinaire. She cared passionately about her family, friends and animals. Her happiest years were those spent with Joe. She was on the board of directors for the Cleveland film...
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Elaine A. Haire

February 3, 1941 - January 27, 2017

Elaine A. Haire, 75, of Willoughby, passed away January 27, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born February 3, 1941 in Cleveland.Elaine worked as a waitress and bartender in the local area for many years. Survivors include her children, Joe (Mary Gamiere) Zaborowski and Maggen (Gregg Cavanaugh) Hall; grandchildren Erik (Justine) Zaborowski and Kristen (fiancé Eric Grear)...
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Betty Barbara Kershaw

April 20, 1923 - January 27, 2017

Betty Barbara (Fier) Kershaw, 93, passed away Friday January 27, 2017 at The Pines in Canton. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be deeply missed by family and friends. Betty was born April 20, 1923 in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Josephine and August Fier. Betty was married to her true soulmate, Richard A. Kershaw on September 11, 1943 and they were...
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Ann M. Tartaglia

July 26, 1928 - January 25, 2017

Ann M. Tartaglia, age 88, of Willowick, died Wednesday January 25, 2017 at Heartland of Mentor with her family by her side. She was born July 26, 1928 in Cleveland.Ann "Noni" devoted her life to caring for family and loved ones. Noni's door was always open and she loved it when family and friends dropped by for coffee. That was especially true on Sundays at 1:00 pm when macaroni...
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John Burkhardt

June 3, 1942 - January 25, 2017

John Burkhardt, age 74, of Concord Twp, for the past 40 years, formerly of Mentor, died Wednesday January 25, 2017 at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1942 in Cleveland.Mr. Burkhardt was an Audio Visual Technician for Cleveland Public Schools for 35 years until his retirement in 2000. He was a graduate of Mentor High School. He served in the US Army where he received...
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Karen Irene Berta

January 23, 2017

Karen Irene Berta (Murphy - Schillaci), age 76, of Willoughby, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Monday January 23, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.She loved bowling, knitting, gardening, puzzles, and playing cards with family. She valued her family, cherished and adored her 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.She worked for Lawson's, Tri Delta,...
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Rebecca Susan Randolph

December 21, 1966 - January 22, 2017

Rebecca Susan Randolph, 50, of Madison, passed away Sunday January 22, 2017. She was born December 21, 1966 in Cleveland. Rebecca worked as a previous healthcare provider and homemaker. Her hobbies were learning how to cook, reading and crossword puzzles. She enjoyed Lifetime Movies, spending time with family, being a grandmother, going to church and watching her fiance Brian, play in his band...
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Guillermina Casanova

December 1, 1926 - January 22, 2017

Guillermina "Jerry" Casanova, age 90 years, passed away on Jan. 22, 2017. Jerry was born on Dec. 1, 1926, in Puerto Rico and resided in the Cleveland and Shaker Heights area for over 55 years.Jerry was a very kind and caring person. She loved all her family very much, especially all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She fought a strong battle against dementia. She...
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Thomas R. Bouck

September 15, 1925 - January 21, 2017

Thomas R. Bouck, age 91, went to meet his beloved wife, Carol Jean Bouck in God's heaven on January 21, 2017. He was a genius in the field of Injection Rubber manufacturing for the automotive world. He started his own business at the age of 55. He later sold the company and retired after 17 years running his company with his wife and two sons - Theodore and Thomas. He is survived by his sons:...
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Bernice J. Swank

March 11, 1946 - January 21, 2017

Bernice J. Swank, 70, of Perry twp., passed away January 21, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born March 11, 1946 in Jasper, Alabama.Mrs. Swank worked at Hawley's Florist for 20 years.Survivors include her husband, Roger; children, Louis (Linda Jernigan) Swank, and Martin and Theresa Swank; grandson, Anthony (Brittney) Swank; great grandchildren, Tristan and Chesney; and sisters,...
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Arthur H. Emser

March 14, 1930 - January 20, 2017

Arthur "Art" H. Emser, 86, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on January 20, 2017 at his home of 48 years in Mentor. He was born March 14, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio.Art was a mechanical design engineer with National Acme for 26 years and one of the early pioneers of acoustical engineering. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict serving as a percussionist with the U.S. 49th...
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Margaret L. Trench

October 17, 1932 - January 20, 2017

Margaret L. Trench, 84, of Mentor for the past 62 years, died January 20, 2017 at her home. She was born October 17, 1932 in Wayne, Michigan.Margaret was a church secretary at Mentor Plains United Methodist Church for many years. She was devoted to her family, loved life and continued to push herself to enjoy new experiences daily.Survivors include her children, Jane Haag (Wayne Bergman) of...
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Constance Schulz

March 16, 1936 - January 20, 2017

Constance "Connie" Schulz (Trunk), 80, of Willoughby, passed away January 20, 2017. She was born March 16, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio.Mrs. Schulz was a Registered Nurse for over fifty years.Survivors are her children, Dawn (David) Harris of Willoughby, Dan Schulz of New Jersey, Darlene Schulz of Willoughby, grandchildren, Halle (Damon) Rahz, Kyle Harris; great-grandchildren Seamus and Reagan Rahz...
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Dorothy L. Nicholson

September 12, 1934 - January 19, 2017

Dorothy L. (Klink) Nicholson, age 82, a longtime resident of Kirtland, passed away January 19, 2017. She was born September 12, 1934 in Dunbar, Pa, daughter of the late Alfred and Dolly (Martin) Klink.Survived by her sons Kenneth Jr. "Jake" of Kirtland, David of Atwater, Terry (Jean) of Leroy, Timothy (Kathy) of Eastlake and Ronald (Kim) of Lynchburg, Va; daughters Kimberly Tyler of Eastlake and...
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Judy Vozar

November 27, 1965 - January 19, 2017

Judy (Bitsko) Vozar, 51, of Euclid for the past 27 years and formerly of Painesville Township, died Thursday Jan. 19, 2017 at Euclid General Hospital. She was born Nov. 27, 1965 in Cleveland.She loved Halloween, camping, exploring the interesting shapes on frozen Lake Erie and flashing her ever-present smile in photos with friends. People gravitated to her love of life and desire to connect with...
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Virginia M. Schwartz

June 10, 1922 - January 19, 2017

Virginia M. "Virg" (Kuderna) Schwartz, 94, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away January 19, 2017 at Montefiore in Beachwood. She was born June 10, 1922 in Cleveland. Survivors include her children, Kitty (Jack) Frost, Sandy (David) Rzasa, Karen (Mike) Weaver and Gary (Ruth) Schwartz; grandchildren, Kirk (Callie) Rzasa, Erica Rzasa, Amanda (Justin) Yoh, Josh Weaver, Gary Jr., Katelyn and...
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Robert E. Houska

December 8, 1933 - January 19, 2017

Robert E. Houska, 83, of Cleveland, passed away January 19, 2017 at the Slovene Home for the Aged in Cleveland. He was born December 8, 1933 in Cleveland.Robert worked at the Slovene Home for many years in the housekeeping department. His hobbies were trains, collecting coins, clocks and listening to polkaSurvivors are his nieces and nephews, Linda (Dave), Dan (Debbie), Jim (Linda), Marie "Sug" ...
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Joseph Michael Gudlin, Jr.

August 17, 1929 - January 18, 2017

Joseph Michael Gudlin Jr., age 87, passed away Wednesday January 18, 2017 surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of the late Adelaide (Novak), loving father of Barbara (Christopher) Donovan, and cherished grandfather of Angel (Todd) Martin, Aaron, C. Michael and Joseph. His darling great grandchildren Kaya, Ari, Vinny and Julia, called him "Greatpa". His sister Linda (Simpson) Garens...
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Jeannette Domokos

September 28, 1932 - January 17, 2017

Jeannette "Jan" (Shain) Domokos, age 84, passed away January 19, 2017. Jeannette was born on September 28, 1932 in Canton, Ohio. Jeannette was the adoring wife of 55 years to Frank "Coach" Domokos (deceased) , a loving mother to Denise (Domokos) Mayernik of Willoughby, Julie Domokos of Mentor and Shellee (Kent) Eudy of The Woodlands, TX and beloved grandma to Karissa (Hugh) Devore and Sami ...
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Maria E. Latzko

March 9, 1934 - January 17, 2017

Maria E. (Holy) Latzko, age 82 of Mentor, OH, formerly of Glastonbury, CT, died Tuesday January 17, 2017 at home, with her son by her side. She was born March 9, 1934 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.Maria was a homemaker. She was trained as a furrier in Germany. Throughout her life, Maria studied and taught music, which she loved.Survivors include her son Robert K. Latzko; sisters: Erna Neubecker...
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Anne Evanchak

September 10, 1926 - January 17, 2017

Anne Evanchak, 90, passed peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 while dreaming of her one true love Bernard W. (previously deceased). She was a long time resident of Mentor where she lived for 51 years. She was born September 10, 1926 in Czechoslovakia.As a young girl she emigrated through Ellis Island to settle with her parents John and Theresa Potoma and brothers John Potoma and Michael...
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Joann L. Stroud

January 14, 2017

Joann L. (Bongiovanni) Stroud, age 56, a lifelong Mentor resident, died Saturday January 14, 2017 at Hospice house, Cleveland after her 1½ year fight against Glioblastoma with her family by her side. Joann was a homemaker and a part time florist in the area. She was a 1978 graduate of Mentor High School.For Joann, family was everything. She gave all the love she had to everyone she met. She...
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Danijel Segina

February 5, 1935 - January 13, 2017

Danijel Segina, age 81, of Euclid, passed away January 13, 2017 at Hospice of the Western Reserve David Simpson House in Cleveland after a long illness. He was born February 5, 1935 in Croatia.Mr. Segina had worked as a machinist/set-up man for Parker Hannifin for over 30 years. He loved gardening, growing fresh vegetables every summer, spending time with family and making homemade wine...
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Peggy L. Sabol

March 4, 1955 - January 12, 2017

Peggy L. (Knecht) Sabol age 61 a lifelong Kirtland resident, died Thursday January 12, 2017 at Hospice House, Cleveland, surrounded by her family. She was born March 4, 1955 in East Cleveland.Survivors include her children: Sheila (Michael Hess) Sabol and Kenneth M. Sabol, grandchildren: Sean, Aaron and Courtney Bastick, Maria, Robert and Austin Sabol, Siblings: Diane (Jerry) Gallagher, Nita ...
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Lucille M. Campbell

April 6, 1928 - January 11, 2017

Lucille M. Campbell, age 88, of Mentor, Ohio passed away the morning of January 11, 2017 at Hospice of the Western Reserve David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland, Ohio. Lucille Campbell was born April 6, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to John and Emma Mramor. Lucille Campbell worked as a corporate bookkeeper for the former Reliance Electric. She was also had been a member of the Euclid Church of God...
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David C. Mulby

August 22, 1943 - January 11, 2017

David C. Mulby, age 73, a longtime resident of Concord died, Wednesday January 11, 2017 at Hospice House, Cleveland. David passed away at Hospice House after struggling with renal cell cancer for the last 17 years. He was born August 22, 1943 in East Cleveland.David graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy in 1961 and Ohio State University in 1965 with a B.S. in Industrial Psychology. At...
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Richard A. Dorsey

August 30, 1956 - January 10, 2017

Richard A. Dorsey Sr., 60, of Euclid, passed away January 10, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born August 30, 1956 in Cleveland. Mr. Dorsey was the proud owner and operator of a local Security Alarm Systems business.He liked riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, collecting guns, and watching movies. His many adventures included bicycling from Cleveland to Chautauqua Lake, riding the...
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Lawrence E. Gallagher

November 24, 1925 - January 8, 2017

Lawrence E. Gallagher age 91, of Mentor, died Sunday January 8, 2017 at home. He was born November 24, 1925 in Cleveland.Mr. Gallagher was a System Analyst for the former TRW for over 30 years. He was a US Navy veteran.Survivors include his children: Edward Gallagher, Kevin Gallagher, Patrick (Lori) Gallagher, Eloise Gallagher and David Limina, 2 grandchildren.Preceding Lawrence in death is his...
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Patrick F. Sheffield

September 12, 1957 - January 7, 2017

Patrick F. Sheffield, 59, of Plainfield, Illinois, formerly of Perry Twp., passed away peacefully January 7, 2017 at Western Reserve Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born September 12, 1957 in Ashtabula. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather and cherished brother. He was the beloved husband of 40 years to Rosalind Sheffield.Patrick was the Operations...
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Robert J. Childers

March 6, 1948 - January 7, 2017

Robert J. Childers, age 68, of Mentor, passed away January 7, 2017 at Heartland of Mentor. He was born March 6, 1948 in East Cleveland.Mr. Childers had worked as a machinist and was a U.S. Army veteran.Survivors include his brother Richard (Ruby) Childers and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father James Childers and mother Lucille Campbell.Arrangements entrusted to...
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Sofia Rose Biondi

August 8, 2005 - January 7, 2017

Sofia Rose Biondi, age 11 a lifelong Mentor resident, died Saturday January 7, 2017 at home. She was born August 8, 2005 in Mayfield Heights.Sofia was a 4th grade student at Fairfax Elementary in the Mentor Public Schools. Sofia will always be remembered for the joy she brought into everyone's life. Sofia was known for always having a smile on her face and being happy-go-lucky. Some of her many...
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Jeffrey Allen Mitten

January 7, 2017

Jeffrey Allen Mitten, 53, of Painesville, OH passed away on January 7, 2017. Loving son of William and Joyce Mitten; dear brother of Patricia Zupon, Maribeth (Gary) Cash, Kevin Mitten, and David Mitten; former brother in law of Thomas Zupon; devoted Uncle to Tyler Zupon, Laurel Zupon, David Cash, Jason Cash and Gavin Mitten. Jeff was a graduate of Mentor High School. Jeff will always be...
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Marcia Lynne Lewis

November 21, 1944 - January 6, 2017

Marcia Lynne Lewis, age 72, passed away January 6, 2017 at Brookdale of Mentor. Born November 21, 1944 in Lima, OH. Marcia was raised in Geneva and graduated from Geneva High School in 1962. She received her B.S. in Education from The Defiance College in 1967 and taught in Mentor, Willoughby-Eastlake and Wickliffe city schools.Survivors include her brother David K. (Barbara) Smith of Las Lunas,...
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Mayme Berardinelli

January 22, 1922 - January 6, 2017

Mayme Berardinelli, age 94, a longtime Painesville resident, passed away January 6, 2017 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. She was born January 22, 1922 in Italy.Mrs. Berardinelli was longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Painesville, where she was a member of the Pompeii Society. She also enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking.Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Dan;...
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Linda L. Pennington

October 3, 1946 - January 6, 2017

Linda L. (Mattson) Pennington, 70 of Mentor on the Lake, died Friday January 6, 2017 peacefully in her sleep at home. She was born October 3, 1946 in Willoughby.Mrs. Pennington was many things to many people, but we knew her primarily as a mother, devoted wife, and homemaker. She was a graduate of Eastlake North High School, Class of 1964. She displayed an incredible passion for and advocated to...
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Norbert T. Siringer

April 5, 1932 - January 4, 2017

Norbert T. "Norm" Siringer, age 84 of Mentor, died Wednesday January 4, 2017 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord. He was born April 5, 1932 in Cleveland.Mr. Siringer was a Yeoman 3rd Class. He was a US Navy Veteran.Survivors include his wife of 61 years Barbara (Mraz) Siringer; children: Darlene (Tim) Grau, Cheryl (David) Hoffman, Laura Day, Brian (Debby) Siringer and Jason (Valerie) Siringer;...
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Barbara Sherry

March 20, 1927 - January 4, 2017

Barbara (Winter) Sherry, age 89, of Mentor passed away January 4, 2017 at Tri Point Medical Center in Concord Twp. She was born March 20, 1927 in Rochester, NY.Mrs. Sherry was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Mentor. She was a homemaker, enjoyed crafts and was an avid reader.Survivors include her children Edward (Teresa) Sherry Jr, Donna Williams, David (Tina)...
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Lois D. McGee

December 1, 1925 - January 2, 2017

Lois D. McGee age 91 of Willoughby formerly of Concord, died Monday January 2, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, She was born December 1, 1925 in McKeesport, PA.Miss McGee graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Marketing and worked for 8 years in a large department store in Toledo, OH. Her desire to go into education led her to the University of Toledo to complete...
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David H. Patricy

January 19, 1949 - January 2, 2017

David H. "Dave" Patricy, age 67, of Concord, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at U.H.H.S. Geauga Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was born January 19, 1949 in Cleveland.Dave graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1966, from Cleveland State University in 1970, and received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management Executive Program in 1987. Dave...
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John G. Sprock

May 6, 1935 - January 2, 2017

John G. Sprock, age 81, of Mentor, passed away January 2, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby surrounded by his family. He was born May 6, 1935 in Central City, PA.He was born and raised in a small Western Pennsylvania coal mining town. He was a 4 year / 4 sport letterman in high school. He earned a football scholarship to William & Mary College. He joined the Armed Services and...
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Ernest J. Miller

May 8, 1939 - December 31, 2016

Ernest J. Miller, age 77, of Willoughby, died Saturday December 31, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born May 8, 1939 in Canton. Mr. Miller was an Engineering Manager in the Aircraft Industry for over 50 years. He loved golfing and spending time with his family and his best buddy, Carter. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his other half of 35 years Mary L. Yuras;...
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Beatrice M. Bassett

March 30, 1923 - December 30, 2016

Beatrice M. Bassett, 93, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away December 30, 2016 at Briar Hill Nursing Home in Middlefield. She was born March 30, 1923 in Cleveland.Mrs. Bassett worked as a secretary at Continental Paint in Euclid before her retirement in 1993. She was a member of the Brentwood Garden Club in Mentor and enjoyed crafts and gardening.Survivors are her children, Sandra (Thomas)...
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Ronald V. Marchesano

November 7, 1937 - December 27, 2016

Ronald V. Marchesano, age 79, of Willowick, died Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Heroes Harbor Hospice in Wade Park VA Medical Center, Cleveland. He was born November 7, 1937 in Cleveland. Ronald was a US Army veteran. He owned and managed rental properties in the Cleveland area for the past 40 years. Prior to that he was a self-employed painter in Cuyahoga County. Survivors include his daughters:...
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Marlene L. Buckley

October 2, 1935 - December 26, 2016

Marlene L. (Meadows) Buckley, age 81 of Mentor formerly of Virginia Beach, VA, died Monday December 26, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, OH. She was born October 2, 1935 in Boston, Mass.Marlene was a homemaker and mother to Sharlet (Ed) Marquez, Shandra (Anita Harting) Bond, Robert Moore and Mark (Frankie Tamburelli) Moore, grandmother to Brent and Blake Marquez, sister to Ginny (Don...
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Victor A. Ragone

July 24, 1924 - December 25, 2016

Victor A. Ragone, age 92, of Mentor formerly of Cleveland, died Sunday December 25, 2016 at Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born July 24, 1924 in Cleveland. Mr. Ragone is a retired wire weaver from the former W.S. Tyler Corp, in Mentor for 45 years. He was a US Army Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 67 years Dolores Ragone; children: Frank Ragone, Josephine (Gus) Mancuso, Victoria (David)...
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Ronald A. Kalish

November 6, 1934 - December 24, 2016

Ronald A. Kalish, 82, of Mentor and formerly of Euclid, passed away December 24, 2016 with his family by his side. Born November 6, 1934 in Cleveland he remained a lifelong resident of northeast Ohio. Forty six year career with the former Meldrum & Fewsmith Advertising firm in Cleveland, retiring as VP of Office Operations. Prior parishioner of both Sts. William and Robert and Holy Cross...
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James A. Corlette

August 14, 1938 - December 24, 2016

James A. Corlette, 78, of Mentor passed away December 24, 2016 at Concord Village. He was born August 14, 1938 in Cleveland.Mr. Corlette was the owner and operator of K&C Garage in Wickliffe for many years. A member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, he was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.Survivors include his children, Patrick (Beth Ann) Corlette and Joseph ...
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Janet M. Simonis

October 8, 1960 - December 22, 2016

Janet M. Simonis, age 56 of Mentor, died Thursday December 22, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, surrounded by her family. She was born October 8, 1960 in East Cleveland.Janet was a secretary for Dr's Hill & Thomas for 26 years.Janet is the loving daughter of Sandra (Tagliaferri) Simonis; beloved sister of James E. "Jamie" (Dana Miller) Simonis Jr.; cherished aunt of James E....
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Robert E. Mauzy

January 15, 1928 - December 20, 2016

Robert E. "Bob" Mauzy, 88, of Mentor, OH, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at home. He was born January 15, 1928 in Cass, WV.Mr. Mauzy was a tool and die maker, owner/operator of Mauzy Design and Manufacturing and a veteran of the US Navy. Dad loved fishing in the Cheat River in his childhood home of West Virginia, animals, sports, politics and most of all his family. Our beloved father...
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Gail Markel

April 14, 1934 - December 19, 2016

Gail Markel, age 82, of Willoughby, passed away December 19, 2016 at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born April 14, 1934 in Cleveland. Beloved wife of the late Robert Sr. Loving mother of James, Bradley, Steven (Kathy) and Robert Jr (Joy) Markel. Dear grandmother of Jamie Jo Hallam, James, Jenna, Tracey, Steven and Samantha (Justin) Petty. Great grandmother of Joey, Tyler and Gregory. A...
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Nina M. Skiba

February 4, 1956 - December 19, 2016

Nina M. (Camera) Skiba, age 60 passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born February 4, 1956 in Cleveland.Nina was a Class of '74 Brush High School Graduate and a long time member of the San Leone Lodge Society. Nina was the most kind, selfless and giving person you could ever meet. She never met a stranger. Nina's Family was everything to her,...
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Gail Markel

April 14, 1934 - December 19, 2016

Gail Markel, age 82, of Willoughby, passed away December 19, 2016 at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born April 14, 1934 in Cleveland. Beloved wife of the late Robert Sr. Loving mother of James, Bradley, Steven (Kathy) and Robert Jr (Joy) Markel. Dear grandmother of Jamie Jo Hallam, James, Jenna, Tracey, Steven and Samantha (Justin) Petty. Great grandmother of Joey, Tyler and Gregory. A...
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Clifford L. Shandle

November 29, 1926 - December 17, 2016

Clifford L. Shandle, age 90, was in the comfort of his son's home and surrounded by family when he went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 17, 2016Cliff was born on the Mather Estate on Little Mountain, in Kirtland Twp. November 29, 1926, to Stephen and Ada Shandle. He was raised and resided in Mentor and Wickliffe most of his life. One of 9 children, he graduated from Mentor High School...
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LaVonne D. Ritchey

July 16, 1917 - December 15, 2016

LaVonne D. Ritchey, age 99, of Mentor, died Thursday December 15, 2016 at home. She was born July 16, 1917 in Elyria, OH. She is survived by her children: John T. Ritchey Jr. and Carol Gill; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her husband John T. Ritchey Sr., and daughter Kathryn Seymour.Funeral Mass will be 10 am Wednesday December...
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Thomas F. Masztak

June 17, 1941 - December 15, 2016

Thomas F. "Tom" Masztak, age 75, a longtime Mentor resident died at home Thursday December 15, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born June 17, 1941 in Pittsburgh, PA.Mr. Masztak was a parts inspector, who was especially proud of the parts for the Black Hawkhelicopter.Tom worked for 25 years on the complete restoration of a 1956 Artic Blue/SilverTwo Top Corvette, NCRS certified. He was a...
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Bonnie E. Newman

December 14, 2016

Bonnie E. Newman of Chardon, passed away on December 14, 2016, at home surrounded by her family following a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 71. Bonnie grew up on her family's historic farm in western Pennsylvania, graduating from California University of Pennsylvania in 1966. In 1967, Bonnie married the love of her life, Roland Newman. Together, they started a new life moving to...
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Carl V. Reid

August 14, 1930 - December 14, 2016

Carl V. Reid, 86, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away December 14, 2016 at Concord Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 14, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri.Mr. Reid owned and operated Fiberlite Camper Sales in Mentor for many years with his brother. He was an avid car collector who loved going to flea markets, taking trips to Key Largo, Florida in his RV,...
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Anna M. Ross

December 3, 1927 - December 13, 2016

Anna M. (Cowan) Ross, age 89, of Mentor, died Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born December 3, 1927 in Derry, PA. Mrs. Ross graduated in 1945 from Derry High School and immediately went to Washington D.C. to work in the Pentagon during World War II. In 1946, she married Lewis Ross, to whom she was married for 65 years. In later years, Anna was owner...
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Donald R. Keck

June 21, 1932 - December 9, 2016

Donald R. Keck, age 84, of Willoughby Hills for the past 4 years, formerly of Eastlake, died Friday December 9, 2016 at Kemper House, Highland Heights. He was born June 21, 1932 in Cleveland.Mr. Keck was a Tool Designer by trade and was retired from Caterpillar and APS in Mentor, Ohio.Survivors include his children: Dawn (Steve) Berkey, John (Holly) Keck and Kathleen Keck; 6 grandchildren:...
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Donald W. Robinson

May 22, 1931 - December 7, 2016

Donald W. "Nick" Robinson, age 85, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born May 22, 1931 in Painesville.Donald "Nick" graduated from Harvey High School in 1949, where he was a star baseball and basketball player. He entered in the US Air Force in 1951. He did service in Munich, Germany during the Korean War as a Military Policeman (MP). He was...
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Angeline H. Regano

September 27, 1920 - December 6, 2016

Angeline H. (Castagnolo) Regano, age 96, of Willoughby for the past 22 years, formerly of Mayfield Heights and Warrensville Heights died Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Euclid General Hospital, Euclid, Ohio. She was born September 27, 1920, in Johnstown, PA. Mrs. Regano was a secretary in the Psychology Department at Highland View Hospital and Cleveland Metro Hospital for many years.Survivors...
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Glenn E. Honess

February 14, 1940 - December 4, 2016

Glenn E. Honess, age 76, a lifelong Mentor resident, died Sunday December 4, 2016 at Regency Hospital East, Warrensville Heights, OH. He was born February 14, 1940 in Berea, Oh.Glenn was a loving husband to Judith "Judy" Honess for 54 years, devoted father to Scott (Sally) Honess and Elizabeth "Elle" Gemma, grandfather to Jeffrey (Aslynn) Baron, Sarina (Ryan Sr.) Wilson, Alexandra Violet "Alex"...
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John A. Vasilko

August 19, 1938 - December 2, 2016

John A. Vasilko, age 78, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at Tripoint Medical Center, Concord Twp. He was born August 19, 1938 in Beaverdale, PA. He retired from TRW and Eaton Axle and was a member of SNPJ Loyalites Lodge 158, the Fairport Harbor American Slovenian Club and the Keystoners Social Club. John was also a US Army veteran. Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Nancy, and son, Erik;...
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Connor R. Ditko Bevione

May 31, 1999 - December 2, 2016

Connor R. Ditko Bevione, 17, was taken away by a tragic accident on December 2, 2016. He was born May 31, 1999 in Cleveland, OH.Connor graduated from Mentor High School Class of 2016, where he was an enthusiastic member of the Fighting Cardinal Marching Band. He was studying Chemical Engineering in college and dreamed of working at NASA. Connor was extremely gifted intellectually and musically....
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Maureen Staudt

December 1, 2016

Maureen (Redmond) Staudt 52, of North Andover, MA, passed away on December 1, 2016. Maureen remains in the hearts of her wonderful husband, Jim and her beautiful children, Joseph (20) and Emma (15). Maureen was raised in Painesville, OH. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio and later settled on the east coast where she and Jim met. Maureen had a charming, carefree mannerism that filled...
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Walter E. Brown

November 17, 1929 - December 1, 2016

Walter E. Brown, 87, of North Canton, passed away November 30, 2016 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born November 17, 1929 in Canton, OH.Mr. Brown was a home builder in the local area for many years. A U.S. Army veteran who proudly served in North Korea, Mr. Brown was a pilot and a 1949 graduate of North Canton Hoover High School. Survivors are his brothers, John (Gerry) Brown and Tom Brown...
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Edsel D. Moss

October 11, 1927 - December 1, 2016

Edsel D. Moss, age 89, passed away Sunday November 20, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Born in Moss, WV (known as Stewart's Creek) on October 11, 1927, Edsel was the sixth of eleven children born to Jennings B. Moss and Gertrude Hite Moss.Raised as a sharecropper's son, Edsel worked hard in school and won the coveted Golden Horseshoe Award - a contest which tested his knowledge of West...
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Jonathan Eiding

January 13, 1950 - November 30, 2016

Jonathan Eiding, age 66, of Mentor, formerly of Euclid and Garfield Heights, passed away Wednesday November 30, 2016 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born January 13, 1950 in Cleveland.Mr. Eiding had retired as a clerk of courts from Cuyahoga County, prior to that he had worked at Global Crossing in Cleveland and also had been a transit driver for the City of Euclid. He...
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Mary L. Ditto

August 21, 1936 - November 29, 2016

Mary L. (Bailey) Ditto age 80, of Mentor on the Lake, went to sleep in the Lord Tuesday November 29, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born August 21, 1936 in Union Twp, OH.Mary was a Born-again Christian since 1954. After which she became a lifetime missionary for the Word of God. Mary was a loving mother to James E. (Lisa G.) Ditto, Kris L. Shoemaker, Richard B. (Cynthia L.) Ditto,...
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Eileen R. Moon

January 28, 1928 - November 27, 2016

Eileen R. Moon, 88 of Hudson, formerly of Mentor, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the Gables of Hudson, Hudson, Ohio. She was born January 28, 1928 in Cleveland.Mrs. Moon was a Secretary for 25 years at 3M, in Mentor. Eileen loved watching the Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers. She also enjoyed walking and the outdoors. Her biggest joy in life was helping others.Eileen is survived by...
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C. Richard Hullihen

February 20, 1926 - November 26, 2016

C Richard Hullihen, Jr., age 90, of Concord Twp., passed away November 26, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born February 20, 1926 in Lock Haven, PA he served in the Air Force during WWII as a radio operator. He was a graduate of Washington University, St. Louis and was the Vice President of North American Sales and Service for Picker International for over 20 years.He was an avid fisherman and...
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Joseph F. Vrabec

June 27, 1925 - November 25, 2016

Joseph F. Vrabec, age 91, of Mentor, passed away November 25, 2016 at Burton Healthcare. He was born June 27, 1925 in Cleveland.Joe had retired after 29 years as a fireman from the University Heights Fire Department. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of American Legion post #678 in Eastlake. Joe also enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing, boating and snow skiing.Survivors...
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Steve Kokosinski

May 6, 1959 - November 24, 2016

Steve "Koko" Kokosinski, age 57, of Mentor, passed away November 24, 2016 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born May 6, 1959 in Cleveland.Mr. Kokosinski had enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, watching old time westerns and was a Marilyn Monroe fan. He loved to spend time with his family and cat - "Topsy". He also had worked as a cook for Slice Pizza in Mentor...
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William M. Louden

September 8, 1954 - November 21, 2016

William M. Louden, age 62, of Roaming Shores, formerly of Mentor, died Monday November 21, 2016 at Carrington Park, Ashtabula. He was born September 8, 1954.Survivors are his brother Barry (Donna) Louden; aunt Loretta Truhan and nieces and nephews. Preceding Bill in death are his parents: Robert and Anna Louden and brothers: Robert & James Louden.Bill was interested in aviation. He had been a...
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