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


Our Obituaries

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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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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Arleen R. Justice

February 9, 1929 - November 21, 2016

Arleen R. (Zepp) Justice, age 87, of Mentor, died Monday November 21, 2016 at Altercare of Mentor. She was born February 9, 1929 in Cleveland.Arleen was a homemaker.Survivors include her children: Mark A. (Debby) Justice and Cheryl Justice; grandchildren: Robert (Emily) Justice, Thomas & Daniel Justice; great-grandchildren: Marie, John & James. Preceding Arleen in death is her husband...
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Carol E. Worman

January 2, 1953 - November 20, 2016

Carol E. Worman, age 63, of Elk Grove, IL, died Sunday November 20, 2016 at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Oh with her family by her side. She was born January 2, 1953 in Cleveland, OH.Carol was a graduate of Mount Union College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in German. Her love for travel led her to a 37-year career as a flight attendant for United Airlines where she was able to travel the world...
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David W. Brown

April 9, 1931 - November 18, 2016

David W. Brown, 85, of Mentor, passed away November 18, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp., Ohio. He was born April 9, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ.Mr. Brown worked as an international export manager for Diamond Shamrock for many years in New Jersey then was transferred to Cleveland, Ohio in 1977. Everyone who knew him knew he was an avid New York Giants fan. Having season tickets for...
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Charles R. Ward

May 13, 1919 - November 18, 2016

Charles R. Ward, 97, of Mentor, passed away November 18, 2016 at Mentor Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mentor where he had lived for 2 years. He was born May 13, 1919 in Thayer, West Virginia.Mr. Ward worked at TRW for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Marines for 4 years and fought in the Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Laverne Ward; daughter, Nita (Bill) Voleski; son, Dan (Tina)...
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Robert Addis

November 6, 1925 - November 15, 2016

Robert "Bob" Addis passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the age of 91. He was born on November 6, 1925 in Mineral, Ohio.Bob served in the Marine Corps during WWII and then went on to play professional baseball for ten years. He earned his Masters in Education from Kent State University, followed by a 34 year career at Euclid High School as a teacher, baseball coach and Athletic Director....
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Laura L. Lords

October 15, 1925 - November 15, 2016

Laura L. (Tonn) Lords, 91, of Eastlake, OH, formerly of Houston, TX, passed away November 15, 2016 at her home. She was born October 15, 1925 in El Paso, TX.Mrs. Lords was a homemaker. She attended First Presbyterian Church in Houston for 55 years and was a member of the Fellowship Class. She was a Sunday School teacher and Scout Leader. Laura grew up in Cottage Grove, Houston and graduated...
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Wallace Myers

February 13, 1927 - November 15, 2016

Wallace Myers "Squeak", age 89 of Painesville, formerly of Perry Village, passed away November 15, 2016 at Tri Point Medical Center. He was born February 13, 1927 in Tunnelton, WV.Mr. Myers had attended Faith Baptist Church in Perry.Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Bertis Irene Myers; daughters Mary Jane Bliss (Jim), Dolores Mager (Earl), Judy Frey (Don), Karen Spears (Marvin) and Teresa...
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Ronald G. Sabo

February 10, 1956 - November 13, 2016

Ronald G. Sabo, age 60, of Concord Twp., formerly of Burke, VA., Athens, Greece and Frankfurt, Germany, passed away November 13, 2016 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born February 10, 1956 in Painesville.Mr. Sabo has served his country for 28 years as a technical operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. After retiring from the CIA, he worked as vice...
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Brandon S. Sherman

December 28, 1990 - November 12, 2016

Brandon S. "Duke" Sherman, age 25, of Chardon, formerly of Mentor, died Saturday November 12, 2016 at home. He was born December 28, 1990 in Euclid.Brandon was a carpenter for Local #435 in Cleveland.Survivors include his parents: Scott and Ellen (Hodgson) Sherman; brothers: Michael J. and Tyler B. Sherman; grandparents: Benjamin Sherman, William R. and Glenda W. Hodgson; aunts & uncles:...
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Irene Knirnschild

June 11, 1931 - November 8, 2016

Irene Knirnschild, age 85, of Mentor on the lake, died Tuesday November 8, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 11, 1931 in Ashtabula. Survivors include her children: Mylene (John) Weber, Janice (John) Siracusa and Frank (Ruth) Keimel; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and sister Helen Osborn. Preceding Irene in death is her husband Edward Knirnschild; parents: Jack and...
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L. Charles Letanosky

November 20, 1926 - November 7, 2016

L. Charles Letanosky, 89, of Mentor, died Monday November 7, 2016 at Salida Woods in Mentor. He was born November 20, 1926 in Uniontown, PA.Mr. Letanosky was a retired Vice President of Midamco. Survivors include his wife of 68 years Ruth E. Letanosky; daughters: Patricia Ann Bracale and Christine Marie Klingbeil; grandchildren: Justin Ryan Klingbeil and Katie Lauren (Vitalii) Buza; great...
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Georgia A. Neal

August 2, 1958 - November 4, 2016

Georgia A. Neal, 58, of Mentor, passed away November, 4, 2016 at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland. She was born August 2, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio.Mrs. Neal worked as a Billing Specialist at Thomas & Betts Power Solutions for over 20 years. During those 20 years she gained many colleagues that grew into endless friendships.Her hobbies were crafting, scrapbooking and collecting special...
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Therese K. Kitchen

January 26, 1946 - November 4, 2016

Therese "Terri" K. Kitchen, 70, of Mentor, passed away November 4, 2016. She was born January 26, 1946 in Cleveland, OH.Mrs. Kitchen worked as an instructor at Curves for 16 years. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister she will be deeply missed by all who loved her. Her hobbies were fitness, growing flowers, and crocheting. Terri was an avid reader, an Indians and Cavs fan and an advocate...
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Douglas L. Brisbine

November 15, 1940 - November 4, 2016

Douglas L. Brisbine, 75, of Mentor, Passed away November 4, 2016 at his home. He was born November 15, 1940 in Cleveland.Mr. Brisbine worked at Caterpillar in Mentor for 26 years as an engineer. A U.S. Army veteran, he enjoyed golfing, especially with his buddies, and spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends. Survivors are his wife, Carol; children, Dennis (Rose) Kunc, Lisa ...
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Eugene C. Pringle

July 19, 1929 - November 2, 2016

Eugene C. Pringle, age 87, of Rome, OH formerly of Willowick, passed away November 2, 2016 at Jefferson Health Care. He was born July 19, 1929 in Lilly, PA.Mr. Pringle was a Korean War Veteran of the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Corporal. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent many happy times at his cabin in Pennsylvania with family and friends. In his high school years, he was a star...
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Harold Stainer

March 21, 1930 - November 2, 2016

Harold Stainer, 86, passed away November 2, 2016 in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He was born March 21, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois.Mr. Stainer was an investigative reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He also helped to plant forests in Idaho. He was a very avid gardener who had extensive gardens in Ohio. In recent years he spent his time...
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Mary Ellen McKee

May 26, 1924 - November 2, 2016

Mary Ellen (Anderson) McKee, age 92, of Mentor formerly of Euclid, passed away November 2, 2016 at Ivy House in Painesville. She was born May 26, 1924 in Norfolk, NE. She was married and lived in Portland, OR before moving to Cleveland.Mrs. McKee had worked in the Euclid School Library system for 20 years. She was a member of the Mentor Senior Center choir for 15 years, enjoyed traveling with...
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Maria Kozman

May 9, 1937 - November 1, 2016

Maria Kozman, 79, of Mentor passed away November 1, 2016. She was born May 9, 1937 in Gorizia, Italy, and was a graduate of the Classical Lyceum. Mrs. Kozman worked as a Systems Analyst with the Cleveland Board of Education, for over 12 years. Prior to that she was a Data Processing Manager for Greyhound Bus Lines. Although she loved her work, she also had an immense love for classical music, and...
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Barry G. Virostek

February 18, 1948 - October 31, 2016

Barry G. Virostek, 68, of Mentor passed away October 31, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born February 18, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio. Barry was the Chief Financial Officer at Norandex Inc. He received his undergrad at Cleveland State University and continued on to receive his Master's Degree from John Carroll University, as well as obtaining his CPA.Survivors are his wife, Lucille; children...
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Patrick M. Sferra

July 30, 1962 - October 30, 2016

Patrick M. Sferra, 54, of Perry Twp., passed away October 30, 2016 at Trident Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina. He was born July 30, 1962 in Painesville.Patrick worked for the Allega Companies for 5 years. Prior to that he had worked for Bentley Excavating, CJ Natalie Incorporated, DiGioia-Suburban Excavating and the Cleveland Group. His hobbies included jetsking, snowmobiling, flying...
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Juliet Nora Anne Gardini

October 30, 2016

Juliet Nora Anne Gardini (née Prioreschi) a longtime resident of Chardon, OH, passed away October 30, 2016 at the age of 96. She was the daughter of immigrants from Italy, Alessio and Giovanni (née Cattani) Prioreschi. Beloved wife of Hugo Romeo Gardini (deceased); loving mother of Edward (Miki) Gardini, Raymond Gardini, and Dolores (Jim) Scozzie; dearest grandmother of Michael Gardini...
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Ian Foster

September 13, 1991 - October 29, 2016

Ian Foster, 25, of Painesville Twp., passed away October 29, 2016. He was born September 13, 1991 in Painesville. Ian graduated from Riverside High School in 2010 and was a student at Lakeland Community College. He worked in Quality Control at TT Electronics. Ian was always kind, even-tempered, and never had a bad word to say about anybody. He was a joy to have around and will leave a hole in the...
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Julia R. Nazario

February 11, 1986 - October 29, 2016

Julia R. Nazario, age 30, lifelong resident of Mentor died Saturday, October 29, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born February 11, 1986 in Mayfield Hts., Ohio.Julia is a 2004 Mentor High School graduate and a Lakeland Community College graduate with a 2 year degree.Survivors are her daughter, Alexandria Monroe; parents, Daniel and Cynthia (Sleinsky) Nazario; brother, Daniel J. ...
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Jennifer Jacqulyn Sanderson

June 8, 1981 - October 28, 2016

Jennifer Jacqulyn Sanderson, age 35, of Mentor, passed away Friday October 28, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital. She was born June 8, 1981 in Willoughby. Jennifer was a Licensed Managing Medical Esthetician for the Parker Skin & Aesthetic Clinic. She was a graduate of Mentor High School Class of 1999 and a graduate of the Brown Aveda Institute.There is nothing Jennifer loved more than Jesus,...
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Fred R. Colombo, Sr.

March 22, 1919 - October 27, 2016

Fred R. Colombo Sr., age 97, of Mentor for the past 28 years, formerly of Cleveland, died Thursday October 27, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born March 22, 1919 in Cleveland. Fred was a retired service manager from Classic Chevy and O'Brien Chevy. He was a veteran of the US Army in the European theatre, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton. He was an avid...
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Cheryl A. Stewart

May 5, 1955 - October 27, 2016

Cheryl A. (nee Salvatore) Stewart, 61, of Concord Twp. passed away Thursday October 27, 2016 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born May 5, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio.Cheryl loved being with her family and cooking was one of her passions. As a realtor for 24 years, she was successful and made many friends. Cheryl cooked for Project Hope. She was a long time member of St. Gabriel Church where...
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Barbara A. Waite

November 5, 1930 - October 27, 2016

Barbara A. "Bobbe" Waite (nee Nevin) of Willoughby, Ohio died of Alzheimer's disease on October 27, 2016 at Fairmont Health Center.Bobbe was born November 5, 1930 in Sterling, Michigan to Rev. George T. and Ann Nevin. She is survived by her husband Clark G. Waite, daughters Nancy Groves (Paul), Shirley Hairston (Steve), Diane Molchak and son Daniel Waite (Sharon), grandchildren Kevin Groves ...
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Lisa M. Juhnke

May 18, 1964 - October 26, 2016

Lisa M. (Kerch) Juhnke, age 52, of Highland Heights, passed away Wednesday October 26, 2016. She was born May 18, 1964 at Bunker Hill AFB, IN. Lisa was a loving mother to her son, Trevor Juhnke. She also leaves behind her father Norbert S. Kerch, sister Beverley (Robert) Schaefer, and brother Steven (Annie) Kerch. Lisa was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. She had a deep caring for...
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Dorothy E. Nocida

April 26, 1940 - October 25, 2016

Dorothy E. (Wagner) Nocida, age 76, of Perry, died surrounded by her family at her daughter's home, Tuesday October 25, 2016. She was born April 26, 1940 in Painesville. Mrs. Nocida retired as an EKG Technician after working in various positions for her 39 years with Lake Hospital Systems. Dorothy loved to travel and her favorite destinations were the Bahamas and Florida. She volunteered for...
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Virginia Springer

April 4, 1943 - October 24, 2016

Virginia "Ginger" (Weck) Springer of Madison, died Monday October 24, 2016. She was born April 4, 1943 in Cleveland. Ginger spent over 30 years supporting other military families through her endless commitment to finding new ways to give back to the community. Her charity work was inspirational to watch and even more meaningful to participate in. The one passion that meant the most to her was...
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Evelyn F. Overstreet

December 10, 1923 - October 23, 2016

Evelyn F. Overstreet, age 92, of Concord Twp, formerly of Mentor, passed away October 23, 2016 at her residence. She was born December 10, 1923 in Roanoke, VA.Mrs. Overstreet was an exceptional baker, loved dogs and spending time with her grandchildren.Survivors include her daughter Joyce (Jeff) Burr; son James (Flo) Overstreet; grandchildren Crystal, April, Brandon, Jacob, Stacey (Mark), Heather...
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Joyce M. Duncan

October 2, 1949 - October 23, 2016

Joyce M. (Kluska) Duncan, 67, of Mentor for the past 36 years, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Joyce was born on October 2, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio.She was a dedicated employee of Heinen's grocery store for over 25 years, retiring in 2010.Joyce enjoyed many things in life; crafts, cooking, Cleveland sports, and most notably camping with her husband, Rich at their...
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Conrad S. Syroney

November 27, 1934 - October 23, 2016

Conrad S. Syroney, age 81 of Mentor, formerly of Cleveland and Willowick, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. He was born November 27, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Syroney worked as a Data Methods Analyst for 31 years, at the Cuyahoga County Data Center. He attended Kent State University and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his...
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Katherine Nason

September 5, 1978 - October 22, 2016

Katherine Nason, 38, of Tampa, Florida, passed away October 22, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. She was born September 5, 1978 in Cleveland, Ohio. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog Jayden. Survivors are her mother, Deborah (Doug) Heiser; father, Thomas (Dona) Nason; siblings, Jennifer (Sean Bibb) Nason, Gina Major and David Heiser; her companion, Mohamed Elalem and his...
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Kathleen M. Durchik

August 8, 1955 - October 20, 2016

Kathleen M. (Comer) Durchik, 61, a lifelong Mentor resident died October 20, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born August 8, 1955 in Vallejo, California.Kathy grew up and raised a family in Mentor. She was a graduate of Mentor High School's class of 1973, Lakeland Community College and Cleveland State University earning degrees in Speech Pathology, Nursing and a Master's in...
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Patricia E. Rebol

August 18, 1957 - October 18, 2016

Patricia E. Rebol, 59, of Willoughby Hills, passed away October 18, 2016 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born August 18, 1957 in Cleveland.Patricia previously worked at Sharpy's 3S Subs in Euclid and Mentor as a Manager. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, as well as babysitting other children and she enjoyed listening to music, especially Pink Floyd. Survivors are her...
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John F. Kocis

July 16, 1924 - October 18, 2016

John F. Kocis, 92, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away October 18, 2016 at Normandy Senior Living Community in Rocky River. He was born July 16, 1924 in Newton Falls, OH. Mr. Kocis was a metallurgical engineer at TRW for over 30 years. A U.S. Navy veteran who served in WWII and the Korean War, he graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. His hobbies...
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James Knierim

May 28, 1925 - October 17, 2016

James (Jim) Knierim, 91, a resident of Concord Township for the past 54 years and formerly of Mentor, passed away October 17, 2016 at his home. He was born May 28, 1925 in Mentor, Ohio. Jim was employed by Air Products & Chemicals in Cleveland where he worked in cryogenic maintenance field service for over 30 years. His job covered a 5 state territory. In his spare time, he enjoyed travelling...
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Sean Christopher Burton

December 8, 1977 - October 17, 2016

Sean Christopher Burton, age 38, born on December 8, 1977, Mother Mary's Feast Day, returned to Her loving arms October 17, 2016 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. Beloved son of Mary Ellen Lucas (Ray Holan); brother of Catherine (Ryan) Wank and Michael Burton; son of John (Robin) Burton; step brother of Naima, Sam and Charlie DiFranco; nephew of Michael (Mary Lou) Lucas and Marty ...
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Eva J. Strong

February 21, 1931 - October 17, 2016

Eva J. "Eve" Strong, age 85, of Madison, passed away October 17, 2016 at Lantern of Madison. She was born February 21, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA.Mrs. Strong had retired from National City Bank, where she worked in management. She attended the former Western College for Women in Oxford, OH. Mrs. Strong enjoyed reading, crafts, golfing and her grand dogs. She also had been a professional singer...
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Norman R. LaRiccia

October 4, 1942 - October 17, 2016

Norman M. LaRiccia, 74, of Concord Twp. passed away October 17, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. He was born October 4, 1942 in Cleveland.Mr. LaRiccia loved drag racing with his dear friends Ron Samsa and Jim Church. A loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend he was loved by all. Survivors are his wife, Ginny LaRiccia; son, Carl (Becky) LaRiccia; grandson, Ryan; his...
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Bettylee Wickham

October 19, 1932 - October 16, 2016

Bettylee Wickham, age 83 of Mentor, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born October 19, 1932 in Conneaut, OH.Mrs. Wickham was a loving homemaker, an avid bowler and enjoyed spending the winters down in Florida with her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Garry) McClung; grandchildren, Mitchell (Sarah) McClung and Amy Albert; great grandchildren...
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Martha M. Wilson

April 2, 1924 - October 14, 2016

Martha M. Wilson, 92, of Concord Twp. passed away October 14, 2016 at Symphony of Mentor. She was born April 2, 1924 in Corinth, Mississippi. Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker. Her hobbies included playing bridge, cooking and watching Cleveland sports. She enjoyed boating, picnicking, traveling and talking with anyone and everyone. She was the family historian for her grandchildren's amusing sayings...
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George Clark Pence

March 11, 1944 - October 14, 2016

George Clark Pence, age 72, of Mentor, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at Heartland of Mentor, Mentor, Ohio. He was born March 11, 1944 in Morehead, KY.Mr. Pence was a machinist of 40 + years. He was a Mentor Headlands resident for over 30 years. He enjoyed riding his bicycle and visiting the Amvets Post 40, where he was a member for over 20 years, to have an occasional beer and hang with...
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Theodore A. Moreland

January 8, 1930 - October 12, 2016

Theodore A. Moreland, age 86, of Painesville Twp., passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born January 8, 1930 in East Cleveland, OH.A U.S. Navy veteran who proudly served his country, Theodore met and married his wife in Ireland before moving back to Ohio and working as a union carpenter for over 40 years. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, the culinary...
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Robert C. Borden

April 4, 1941 - October 12, 2016

Robert C. Borden, 75, of Mentor, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side October 12, 2016. He was born April 4, 1941 in Painesville.Mr. Borden worked as a SAS Specialist at Progressive in the Commercial Auto Division. His hobbies were gardening, amateur geology, crafts and building toy models with his grandchildren. Survivors are his wife, Kathleen; children, Gregory and...
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Virginia M. Plascak

January 9, 1940 - October 12, 2016

Virginia M. (Marason) Plascak, age 76, of Leroy Twp., passed away October 12, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born January 9, 1940 in Cleveland.Mrs. Plascak enjoyed reading, shopping, traveling with her husband, nature and especially the fall season. Loving wife of 56 years to Andrew. Dear mother of Kathleen (Mark) Cross, Timothy (Linda Debernardi) Plascak, James (Terry)...
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Gerald L. Sutton

August 3, 1938 - October 9, 2016

Gerald L. Sutton, age 78, of Mentor for the past 54 years, formerly of West Virginia, passed away October 9, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born August 3, 1938 in Mill Creek, WV. He was also a resident of Philippi, Webster Springs, and Elkins WV before moving to Ohio to attend welding school in the early 1960's.Mr. Sutton worked as a welder for 40 years and retired from...
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Michael VonSeggern

March 24, 1947 - October 8, 2016

Michael VonSeggern, age 69, of Mentor, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 24, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio.Mr. VonSeggern was a gauge repairman at B&W Corp. for 30 years and a Willoughby South High School graduate, from the class of '65.He is survived by his wife of 43 years Carol (Henricksen) VonSeggern; son Craig (Ann Tramontana) VonSeggern; grandchildren:...
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Carl F. Enkler

October 5, 2016

Carl F. Enkler, age 91, passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2016, after a brief illness.Survived by his children Kathryn Eisler, Christine Enkler, Carol Enkler and Douglas Enkler, and grandchildren Evan Carl and Emma Leigh Hayford; he can now join his dearly departed wife Ione Flora Lee (nee Thomas), who passed away long before her time. A career teacher and guidance counselor with Euclid schools...
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William E. Craig

May 20, 1934 - October 5, 2016

William E. Craig, age 82, of Mentor, passed away October 5, 2016 at Mentor Woods Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born May 20, 1934 in Bellaire, OH.After graduation from The Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in English, he worked as a teacher and in school administration. Mr. Craig also was an accountant and a technical writer for the City of Cleveland. He was an avid mystery reader,...
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Irma J. Kelly

June 24, 1927 - October 5, 2016

Irma J. Kelly, age 89, of Mentor for the past 24 years, formerly of Lyndhurst and High Point, NC, died Wednesday October 5, 2016 at Mentor Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Mentor. She was born June 24, 1927 in Cleveland.Mrs. Kelly was a homemaker. She was an avid golfer, playing golf with her husband at Pineridge, Orchard Hills, High Point and Black Brook Golf Courses.Survivors include...
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Judith B. Stauffer

December 2, 1942 - October 4, 2016

Judith B. Stauffer, 73, of Mentor, passed away October 4, 2016 at her home. She was born December 2, 1942 in Athens, OH.Judy was a homemaker the majority of her life. After raising her children she worked as a nurse's aide and also at Wiseco Piston along with her husband Donald. She was an animal lover and a dog mom to many over the course of her life.Survivors are her husband, Donald and her...
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Ruth M. Willour

November 20, 1911 - October 4, 2016

Ruth M. Willour, 104, of Mentor, passed away peacefully with family at her side on October 4, 2016 at Salida Woods Assisted Living in Mentor. Born November 20, 1911 in Harlan County, Nebraska, she also lived in Willowick and Florida before moving to Mentor.Ruth worked for Social Security in its earliest years in Baltimore and later in the accounting department of the U. S. Coast Guard in...
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Paul E. Keeley, Sr.

May 20, 1928 - October 3, 2016

Paul E. Keeley Sr., 88, of Leesburg, Florida, passed away October 3, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. He was born May 20, 1928 in Salineville, OH.Mr. Keeley was a commercial painter, owner and president with the Boyd E. Hart Company for many years. A U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country, his hobbies were flying, fishing and hunting.Paul is survived by his former wife,...
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Charles F. Helsius

July 9, 1953 - October 3, 2016

Charles F. Helsius, age 63 died on Monday October 3, 2016 in SanFrancisco, CA. Chuck was born July 9, 1953 in Painesville, Oh. He lived in cites around the U.S. and the world, settling in California over 10 years ago. He is survived by his brother George and several cousins. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents Franz and Helen Helsius and his brother Johnny.Currently his services are...
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Melva J. Balmat

September 4, 1937 - October 2, 2016

Melva J. (Wertenberger) Balmat age 79, of Mentor, formerly of Euclid, died Sunday October 2, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center, in Willoughby. She was born September 4, 1937 in Wadsworth. Mrs. Balmat was a LPN at the former Euclid General Hospital for over 25 years. A longtime member of St. John Vianney Church in Mentor, Melva graduated from Euclid High School Class of 1955. Survivors include her...
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Sam Myers

May 29, 1927 - October 1, 2016

Sam Myers, age 89, of Mentor, passed away October 1, 2016 at his residence with his loving daughter, Deborah at his side. He was born May 29, 1927 in Kalamazoo, MI.Mr. Myers had worked as an estate manager for the Shafer Estate located at the top of Little Mountain, where he enjoyed working outdoors and on the property. Sam was a loving husband and father. He was a very kind and compassionate...
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Mary Jane Gecik

August 8, 1919 - September 30, 2016

Mary Jane (Hanks) Gecik, age 97, of Mentor, passed away Friday September 30, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born August 8, 1919 in Kenosha, WI.Heartfelt thanks to Crossroads Hospice for their loving and attentive care and comfort.Mary is survived by her daughter Sandra (Frank) Taddeo of Mentor; grandchildren Brian (Denise) Taddeo of Maine, Alan (Kate) Taddeo of Hartsgrove and Sara (Donald...
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Leonore Szymanski

June 28, 1923 - September 29, 2016

Leonore (Tomchak) Szymanski, age 93, of Mentor formerly of South Euclid, died Thursday September 29, 2016 at Mentor Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Mentor. She was born June 28, 1923 in Saginaw, MI. Leonore is survived by her granddaughter Alexandra Szymanski; grandson Jacob Szymanski; son in law Leonard Blake; siblings: Jeannette (Bill) Pomidor and Joseph (Elizabeth) Tomchak; sister...
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Ashley M. Smithson

January 25, 1983 - September 28, 2016

Ashley M. Smithson, 33, of Cleveland, passed away at Euclid General Hospital on September 28, 2016. She was born January 25, 1983 in Painesville.Ashely was a reimbursement specialist at the Cleveland Clinic for 10 years. A North High School 2001 graduate, she enjoyed baking and spending time with family and friends.Survivors are her mother, Le Ann (Kevin) Lach; father, Douglas (Pamela) Smithson;...
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Michael V. Romeo

November 16, 1962 - September 27, 2016

Michael V. Romeo, 53, of Willowick, passed away September 27, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born November 16, 1962 in Euclid.Michael worked as an upholsterer at Suburban Body Shop for many years.Survivors are his children, Ryan and Desiree Romeo; parents, John and Natalie Romeo Sr.; siblings, Denise (Tom) Irving and John (Diane) Romeo Jr.; his companion, Patricia Berke -...
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Irene Strozewski

December 4, 1921 - September 27, 2016

Irene (Piwinski) Strozewski, age 94, of Leroy, formerly of Cleveland, died Tuesday September 27, 2016 at Lantern of Madison. She was born December 4, 1921 in Cleveland. Survivors include her daughters, Donna (Myron) Telencio of Leroy Township and Lynda (Michael) Panfil of Painesville Township; grandchildren, Allison (Bernie) Cowan, Monique (Dan Norred) Evarts, Kelly Panfil, Holly (Ryan) Skully,...
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Terry R. Bramley

December 10, 1936 - September 26, 2016

Terry R. Bramley, age 79, a longtime Kirtland resident died Thursday September 29, 2016 at home. He was born December 10, 1936. Survivors include his sons: Greg (Cheryl) Bramley, Matt & Pete Bramley; grandchildren: Tricia (Bryan) Williams, Bryan, Ashley, Tiffany and Casey Bramley; great-grandson Colin,;sisters: Patty Beloat and Joanne (Floyd) Hinkle; brothers: Chuck Bramley and John (Ike)...
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Dolores K. Illner

February 24, 1940 - September 25, 2016

Dolores K. Illner, 76 of Pepper pike, died Sunday September 25, 2016 at Rose-Mary Center, Pepper Pike. She was born February 24, 1940 in Cleveland. Dolores was a survivor and endured a lifetime of health, physical & mental challenges. She had a true understanding of right & wrong, on occasions expressing her views. She engaged in social activities, swimming, music and was loved by many....
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Megan Alyssa Klucaric

January 4, 1995 - September 24, 2016

Megan Alyssa Klucaric, 21, of Mentor, passed away September 24, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born January 4, 1995 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.Megan was a beautiful, happy, loving young woman with a huge heart. She was passionate about music and art, and she loved to travel. She loved animals, especially her dogs Chester and Sniper and her cat Binx.Survivors include her...
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Alan R. Gronert

March 2, 1944 - September 21, 2016

Alan R. Gronert, 72, of Mentor passed away on September 21, 2016. He was born March 2, 1944 in Cleveland.Mr. Gronert worked as a shift manager at Arcelor Mittal Steel Company for 37 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country.Alan graduated from Euclid High School, and attended Bowling Green State University and Ohio University. He was a motor-head, and avid gardener. He...
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William E. Zacur

March 9, 1935 - September 17, 2016

William "Bill" E. Zacur, age 81, of Mentor, passed away September 17, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born March 9, 1935 in Indiana, PA.Mr. Zacur had worked in sales for car rental companies. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed reading and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.He was preceded in death by his wife Sara (Holland), whom he married in 1961.A private service will be...
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Tyler Lewis Winslow

March 25, 1995 - September 17, 2016

Tyler Lewis Winslow, 21, of Mentor, passed away peacefully September 17, 2016 at home with his family by his side. He was born March 25, 1995 in Cleveland.Tyler was a Mentor High School graduate and attended The Ohio State University. He loved his family, Nicole, his friends and providing joy to others in everything he did. He loved to observe the world around him to quench his curiosity with...
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John F. Osborn

July 19, 1927 - September 16, 2016

John F. Osborn Sr., 89, of Madison passed away September 16, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born July 19, 1927 in Elyria, Ohio. John retired from PMC Industries. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a long-time member of the Masons. John's hobbies included fishing, hunting, gardening, woodworking, golfing, tractors and loving and caring for his family. He is survived by his...
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Lisa Wilson

July 2, 1968 - September 15, 2016

Lisa Wilson, age 48, of Perry Twp., passed away September 15, 2016 in Willoughby with her family by her side. She was born July 2, 1968 in Euclid.Mrs. Wilson enjoyed fishing, canoeing, camping and four wheeling.Survivors include her children Shawn Wilson, Brittany Wilson-Newsome, Joseph and Micheal Eudell; mother Shirley Bowling; father Norman (Linda) Bowling; sisters Kim (Mark) Gregorc and...
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Robert Strong

September 11, 1928 - September 12, 2016

Robert "Bob" Strong, age 88, of Madison, passed away September 12, 2016 at Lantern of Madison. He was born September 11, 1928 in Geneva.Mr. Strong had retired as a Vice President of Trans Ohio Bank in Cleveland. He was an avid golfer, a Cleveland sports and The Ohio State University fan, loved dogs and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He attended Miami University in Oxford and graduated from...
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Kenneth A. Kay

December 26, 1960 - September 10, 2016

Kenneth A. "Kenny" Kay, age 55, of Thompson, formerly of Mentor and Euclid, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at UH Geauga Medical Center, Chardon, Ohio. He was born December 26, 1960 in Euclid, Ohio. Kenny worked as an electrician at I.B.E.W. Local 38 for 30 years and was a Mentor High School graduate for the class of '79.Survivors include his wife Ann Marie Kay; siblings: Kathryn (Rick)...
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Caleb Charles Novak

July 24, 2016 - September 8, 2016

Caleb Charles Novak, infant son of Joseph and Holly Novak, passed away September 8, 2016 at Tri Point Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born July 24, 2016 in Willoughby.Caleb Charles spent the first 4 1/2 weeks of his life at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in the NICU step down where he received so much love from his family as well as his nurses. He was a feisty lil man and we...
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Cheryl Evans Barabani

March 8, 1946 - September 7, 2016

Cheryl Evans Barabani of Kirtland, Ohio, died suddenly on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the age of 70. A kind and gentle soul, Cheryl was born on March 8, 1946 in West Springfield, MA daughter of Francis and Marjorie Adams Evans, and graduated from West Springfield High School class of 1964. She went to the University of Massachusetts where she completed undergraduate degrees in English in 1968...
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Rosemary McDonald

April 2, 1931 - September 6, 2016

Rosemary McDonald, 85, a longtime Mentor resident passed away September 6, 2016 at her home. She was born April 2, 1931 in St. Joseph, OH.Mrs. McDonald was an active member of the Wildwood Garden Club of Mentor since 2004 and Immaculate Conception Church of Willoughby, where she volunteered with the food bank and the bereavement tree. She received her nursing degree from St. Thomas Hospital...
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Arthur Harry Hinkel

August 25, 1922 - September 5, 2016

Arthur "Art" Harry Hinkel, age 94, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 25, 1922, and died on September 5, 2016. He was the youngest of seven children born to Gertrude Gilles Hinkel and Edward "E.J." Hinkel. His parents and siblings predeceased him.Art is survived by his three daughters: Carole Lynne (Joe Novak), of Southport, NC; Jan Davenport, of Concord, OH; and Conni Hinkel (Paul Stefanchik...
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Jeanne M. Kent

February 7, 1924 - September 4, 2016

Jeanne M. Kent, 92, of Chardon, passed away September 4, 2016 at Blossom Hill Nursing Home & Care Center in Huntsburg, OH. She was born February 7, 1924 in Akron, OH.Mrs. Kent worked as a receptionist at Mentor High School in the late 1960's. She then went to work for The American Red Cross in Painesville to help Vietnam War servicemen with their needs. She and her husband then retired to...
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Judith A. Carion

July 10, 1943 - September 4, 2016

Judith A. "Judy" (Garcia) Carion, age 73, of Painesville Twp, died Sunday September 4, 2016 at home. She was born July 10, 1943, Donora, PA. Mrs. Carion was employed by the Mentor Exempted Board of Education for 27 years as a Spanish teacher at Mentor High School. She enjoyed traveling, especially traveling to Spain with students.Survivors include her children: Chris (Melissa) Carion and Jennifer...
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Harold R. Heinz

February 11, 1926 - September 4, 2016

Harold R. Heinz age 90 of Painesville Twp, formerly of Concord and Mentor, died Sunday September 4, 2016 at home. He was born February 11, 1926 in Painesville, OH.Mr. Heinz was a retired horse trainer for Heinz Racing Stables, prior to that he was a partner of Barber & Heinz Roofing Company. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines during WWII.Harold enjoyed watching all types of sports,...
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Bethany Campbell Mowrey

March 1, 1976 - August 31, 2016

Bethany Campbell Mowrey, age 40, of Hudson, OH, formerly of Redondo Beach, CA, died Wednesday August 31, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born March 1, 1976 in Torrance, CA.Bethany loved being a wife of 17 years to Alan Mowrey and mother to Benson, Ella, Caroline & Lily Mowrey, daughter to Neal and Nancy Campbell, sister to David Campbell and Christi (Michael) Cluff, aunt to...
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Elisabeth Stalzer

November 18, 1923 - August 30, 2016

Elisabeth (Roethel) Stalzer, age 92 of Concord formerly of Euclid, died Tuesday August 30, 2016 in her home. She was born November 18, 1923.Mrs. Stalzer was a homemaker, and a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Elisabeth was also a long time member of the E.O.U.V. Ladies Auxiliary Lodge, where she also worked in the kitchen for catered affairs and club functions.Survivors include her...
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Ralph C. Miller

December 12, 1928 - August 30, 2016

Ralph C. Miller, age 87, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Mentor Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mentor. He was born December 12, 1928 in Kirtland.Mr. Miller was a 1946 graduate of Mentor High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. and played the tuba in the military band while stationed at Mitchel Field, Hempstead, Long Island, NY. He was a Project Engineer with...
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Bryce G. Thornton

January 24, 1927 - August 29, 2016

Bryce G. Thornton, 89, of Concord Twp., passed away August 29, 2016 at his home. He was born January 24, 1927 in Windsor, Ontario. Bryce was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on January 24, 1927, as a child, he and his family moved back to their hometown of Fraserburgh, Scotland. He moved to the USA in 1947, sponsored by his uncle in...
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Nancy J. Wahlgren Bosley

May 16, 1941 - August 29, 2016

Nancy J. Wahlgren Bosley, age 75, of Concord, died Monday August 29, 2016 at home. She was born May 16, 1941 in Cleveland.Mrs. Wahlgren Bosley was a retired Executive Secretary for the American Cancer Society. She was past president of Willoughby Emblem Club #508 and a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church.Survivors include her brother Mitchell (Geraldine) Sajetowski; niece Mary (John) Marino;...
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Betty Romischer

February 9, 1928 - August 29, 2016

Betty Romischer of Mentor passed away August 29, 2016. Born Betty Jean Ballentine February 9, 1928 in Palmyra, OH.Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Charles Romischer. Survivors include her son William Romischer; daughter Sally (Donald C.) Mohney and son Jack (JoAnn) Romischer; grandchildren Jennifer (Joseph) Siders,...
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John J. Waldron

November 18, 1928 - August 29, 2016

John J. Waldron, 87, of Mentor passed away August 29, 2016 at Brookdale at Newell Creek in Mentor. He was born November 18, 1928 in Cleveland. John grew up on a farm in Geneva with his ten brothers and sisters. He attended Platt R. Spencer high school playing baseball and basketball. Upon graduation, he attended John Carroll University and completed his degree in mechanical engineering at...
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Mary A. Bell

March 27, 1931 - August 28, 2016

Mary A. (Deak) Bell age 85 of Eastlake, died Sunday August 28, 2016 at home. She was born March 27, 1931 in Chardon, Ohio.Mrs. Bell was a homemaker. Survivors include her children: Cindy Clark, Helen (Dave) Goodman, Samantha (Sam) Candela, Lewis (Angela) Bell, Rosemary (Ted) Vitale, Steven (Jan) Bell and Greg (Margaret) Bell; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; siblings: Chuck (Jean) Deak,...
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