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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

Nenvenka Franekic

August 28, 1944 - August 15, 2018

Nevenka "Nena" Franekic, age 73 of Mentor, passed away August 15, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born August 28, 1944 in Zagreb, Croatia.Mrs. Franekic enjoyed spending time with her family, especially spending time with and cooking for her grandchildren.Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Milan; daughter Tajana (Dean) Glover; son Milan (Nanette) Franekic and grandchildren Sara,...
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Christine S. Howell

February 12, 1942 - August 13, 2018

Christine S. (Smolen) Howell age 76 of Kirtland, died Monday August 13, 2018 at Heartland of Mentor / Manor Care, Mentor, OH. She was born February 12, 1942 in Cleveland, OH.Mrs. Howell was a retired Cafeteria worker from the Kirtland School System for 18 years. Prior to that she was an Executive Secretary for Master Builders.Christine enjoyed visiting with family and friends, crossword puzzles,...
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John S. Brown

December 27, 1933 - August 12, 2018

John S. Brown, age 84 of Mentor, passed away August 12, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor. He was born December 27, 1933 in Painesville.Mr. Brown worked as a safety engineer at Avery Dennison and Ohio Rubber. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, traveling, and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. John was a member of St. Cyprian's Church in Perry and loved spending time with his family. Survivors are...
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Kathleen M. Sekki

January 8, 1957 - August 12, 2018

Kathleen M. Sekki (Barr), age 61, passed away August 12, 2018 at her home in Fairport Harbor. She was born, January 8, 1957 in Painesville. Mrs. Sekki was a home health aide. She was very active in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Painesville Twp. as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School leader and as a Youth Group Leader. She loved to read and write poetry and especially loved to dance....
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Sherri Lynn Breeden

October 2, 1963 - August 8, 2018

Sherri Lynn Breeden, age 54 of Euclid, passed away August 8, 2018 at Euclid Hospital. She was born October 2, 1963 in Cleveland.Sherri was a loving mother, daughter, aunt, and friend who always went out of her way to make sure that everyone was happy. She had the energy to work a tough job and come home to clean the house - all while managing to have enough time left in her day to make sure that...
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Josephine M. Ferrante

February 5, 1933 - August 7, 2018

Josephine M. Ferrante, age 85, of Concord Twp., passed away August 7, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born February 5, 1933 in Cleveland and grew up in Wickliffe.Mrs. Ferrante was a homemaker. She enjoyed caring for her family, gardening, and spending time with her sisters. Josephine especially loved cooking, making homemade pasta and carrying out family traditions which included going...
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Donna M. Breach

August 8, 1959 - August 6, 2018

Donna M. Breach, age 58, of Madison Twp., passed away August 6, 2018. She was born August 8, 1959 in Cleveland.Donna was an avid lover...She was passionate about her husband, family, and friends and found the GREATEST joy in her children, grandchildren, and nephews. She enjoyed tending to her plants, particularly African Violets and enjoyed rescuing and raising animals of all sorts! Donna loved...
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Margery Gregg

July 28, 1918 - August 6, 2018

Margery (Lecrone) Gregg, 100 of Amsterdam, OH for most of her adult life, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Tripoint Medical Center in Concord Township, OH after a brief illness. She was born July 28, 1918 near Bucyrus, OH.Margery's devotion to education developed as a student in the Holmes-Liberty schools, at Bluffton College, and as a dedicated teacher at Springfield Local High School....
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Cynthia Ann Kitchen

January 28, 1961 - August 5, 2018

Cynthia Ann Kitchen, 57 of Kirtland passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her residence. She was born January 28, 1961 in Cleveland.Cynthia worked as an RN at TriPoint Medical Center and was a graduate of Huron School of Nursing. Survivors include her daughter, Annette (Marty Mirtell) Mannion; son, Eric (Julie) Mannion; grandchildren Ella Rae and Eva Bea Mannion; mother, Martha Kitchen; brother,...
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Paul K. Laszlo

February 3, 1953 - August 4, 2018

Paul K. Laszlo, 65 of Fairport Harbor, passed away unexpectedly on August 4, 2018. He was born February 3, 1953 in Painesville.Paul "Carp" worked at Mastertech Diamond Products for many years. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, sports, gardening, watching movies and loved to experiment with new recipes. Paul was a genuine and generous outdoorsman, who was an excellent cook and had his own brand...
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Maralyn J. Brommer

May 22, 1943 - August 4, 2018

Maralyn J. Brommer, age 75 of Painesville Twp, passed away August 4, 2018 at her residence. She was born May 22, 1943 in Cleveland.Maralyn Brommer had been a part owner of Roy's Auto Recycling in Jefferson, OH for 22 years. She also was an avid reader.Survivors include her husband of 38 years Roy L. Brommer; son Chuck R. Brommer; grandson Garrett Brommer and sister Karen (Nick) Psathas. She was...
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Ken Gerry

December 7, 1946 - August 1, 2018

Ken Gerry, age 71 of Mentor, passed away August 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born December 7, 1946 in Akron.Mr. Gerry had retired as a Maintenance Supervisor from Polychem Corporation in Mentor. He was U.S. Army veteran. Enjoyed riding his motorcycle, was a member of H.O.G, doing yard work around the house and especially spending time with his family.Survivors include his wife of 42 years,...
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Billy Ray Stover

April 7, 1938 - July 31, 2018

In memory and honor of Billy "Bill" Ray Stover - a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and proud veteran. Born in Long Branch, WVA on April 7, 1938, Bill lived a full and satisfying life. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army (82nd Airborne) stationed both stateside and in South Korea.He was happily married to May Lee for 56 years. In addition to his wife, he...
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Kenneth J. Allan

July 26, 1947 - July 29, 2018

Kenneth J. "Ken" Allan, age 71 of Lakewood, died Sunday July 29, 2018 at Fairview General Hospital, Cleveland, OH. He was born July 26, 1947.Mr. Allan worked in customer service at Classic Lexus. Prior to that he owned and operated an Office cleaning service for 25 years.Ken was a US Air Force Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. Mr. Allan had professional training in voice classes from...
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Virginia A. Sherman

August 24, 1931 - July 29, 2018

Virginia "Ginny" A. Sherman, age 86, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away July 29, 2018 at Atria - Newell Creek in Mentor. She was born August 24, 1931 in Wesleyville, PA.Mrs. Sherman has worked as a chemist for G.E, where she worked as one of the first female scientists at their corporate labs in Schenectady, NY, and finished her professional career at Kalcor Coatings after raising the 4...
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Howard C. Gotti

December 6, 1930 - July 29, 2018

Howard C. Gotti, age 87 of Kirtland, passed away July 29, 2018, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. He was born December 6, 1930 in Struthers, Ohio.Howard was a pilot in the Air Force during the Korean War. He then worked in the lighting business of General Electric for 37 years. During his career, he managed the start-up and operation of a lighting factory in Bogota, Colombia, directed...
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John Bradarich

October 27, 1924 - July 28, 2018

John Bradarich, age 93 of Mentor, OH, formerly of Concord Twp, died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Mentor Ridge Health & Rehabilitation, Mentor. He was born October 27, 1924 in Cleveland, OH.Mr. Bradarich was a retired Cost Estimator for the former Ohio Rubber Company in Willoughby.John was a US Army WWII Veteran. He enjoyed playing the trombone in 3 bands, bowling, golfing, coaching softball and...
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James W. Murton

December 15, 1940 - July 28, 2018

James W. Murton, 77, of Kirtland, passed away July 28, 2018, at Kirtland Rehab. He was born December 15, 1940, in Auburn Twp., OH.James liked fishing, and working on cars. He enjoyed his many nephews. He spent a lot of time with them and even some of their children. He was always visiting his brothers, and sisters, checking up on them, helping anyway he could. Later his grandchildren became his...
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Betty L. Grzesiow

October 3, 1940 - July 28, 2018

Betty L. Grzesiow, 77, of Painesville Twp., passed away July 28, 2018, at Salida Woods Assisted Living. She was born October 3, 1940, in Clarksburg, West Virginia.Betty was a school teacher for 26 years at Riverside High School where she taught German and English. She obtained her Master's Degree from Kent State University and prior to teaching she worked as a lab and x-ray technician at Brown...
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Grant G. Farrow, Jr.

December 8, 1938 - July 27, 2018

Grant G. Farrow Jr., age 79, of Mentor, passed away July 27, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. He was born December 8, 1938 in Layton, PA.Mr. Farrow was a supervisor for the former Carter Diamond Tool Inc. of Willoughby. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and he enjoyed hanging out on his porch with his family and friends. He was a U.S. Air Force...
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Joseph West

May 14, 1958 - July 27, 2018

Joseph West, 60, of Madison Twp., passed away July 27, 2018 at Lake Health Madison Campus. He was born May 14, 1958 in Painesville. Mr. West worked at Lincoln Electric for over 40 years before he retired in 2017 as a shift foreman. Joe was a big man with a giant personality and heart to match. He loved life, and especially loved laughing and having fun with family and friends. Joe could always...
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Martha O. Harris

December 9, 1926 - July 26, 2018

Martha O. (Weir) Harris, age 91 of Willoughby, died Thursday July 26, 2018 at Heartland of Willoughby. She was born December 9, 1926 in Indiana County, PA.Mrs. Harris was a homemaker. She also was a retired bus driver for the Willoughby-Eastlake School System. Martha attended Mentor United Methodist Church, Mentor. Survivors include her son: Ronald A. Harris, grandchildren: Kimberly (Monte)...
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Terrence S. Higgins

June 14, 1941 - July 23, 2018

Terrence S. Higgins, 77, of Concord Twp., passed away July 23, 2018 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born June 14, 1941 in Painesville.Mr. Higgins was a teacher with the Mentor Public Schools for 24 years. Before his stint with Mentor, he also taught in the Berea School system.He loved being a Dad and Grandpa, music, playing golf as much as possible, and reading every book he could get his hands...
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Erma L. Price

March 31, 1928 - July 23, 2018

Erma L. Price, 90 of Willoughby Hills and previously Mentor, passed away peacefully Monday, July 23, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born March 31, 1928 in Carrollton, Ohio to the late Florian and Alice Tresler. Erma was devoted to her loving family, often keeping in touch through Facebook. She took special delight in her great-grandchildren. As a dedicated Cleveland Indians fan, she...
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John Pernus

March 17, 1941 - July 22, 2018

John "Pat" Pernus, 77, a longtime Concord Twp. resident, passed away July 22, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born March 17, 1941 in Cleveland.Pat worked at Lincoln Electric for 37 years, retiring as a Master Scheduler for all the automatic and semiautomatic welding machines. Known as the local "tax man", Pat was the founder and owner of Confidential Tax Service where he provided...
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Rita M. Macchione

June 22, 1925 - July 22, 2018

Rita M. Macchione, 93, of Mentor, passed away July 22, 2018 at Mentor Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Mentor. She was born June 22, 1925 in Youngstown. Mrs. Macchione was a nurse for over 40 years. She was a graduate of Ursuline High School in Youngstown as well as St. Elizabeth Nursing School. Rita enjoyed spending time with her family and playing golf. Survivors are her sons, Michael (Millicent)...
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Frances L. Pieper

August 10, 1941 - July 21, 2018

Frances L. (Penley) Pieper, 76 of Concord Twp. passed away Saturday July 21, 2018 at home. She was born August 10, 1941 in Kirtland, OH.Frances was on the original board and the first Director of Hannah's Home Ohio. She has been involved in Women's Ministries, leading multiple Bible studies and mentoring countless women through her local church, Calvary Fellowship Baptist Church in Painesville...
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William H. Childs

November 3, 1940 - July 21, 2018

William H. Childs age 77 of Mentor, OH., died Saturday July 21, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland, OH. He was born November 3, 1940 in Allison, PA.Mr. Childs retired as a Bend Brake Operator for Lincoln Electric after 35 years. William enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and the outdoors. He loved and cherished the time he spent with family and friends. He was a longtime member of St....
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Jan M. Griggs

June 3, 1942 - July 20, 2018

Jan M. Griggs, age 76 of Concord Twp, died Friday July 20, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born June 3, 1942 in Jackson, MI. Mr. Griggs received a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan before working as a chemical engineer at Diamond Shamrock and later as a regional product manager at Progressive...
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Delores G. Maloney

April 5, 1936 - July 17, 2018

Delores G. Maloney, 82, of Cleveland, formerly of Eastlake, passed away July 17, 2018 at Cleveland Clinic Hospital. She was born April 5, 1936 in Altoona, PA.Mrs. Maloney worked as an assembler at the Waffle Iron Company in Cleveland and then worked at Mag-Nif in Mentor. She enjoyed puzzles and word games. Survivors are her son, Jeffrey (Theresa) Maloney; grandchildren, Lynnette (Johnathan)...
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Debbie Blood

June 3, 1962 - July 17, 2018

Debbie Blood, 56, of Mentor, passed away July 17, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born June 3, 1962 in Meadville, PA. Mrs. Blood worked at Swagelok for many years and most recently at API / TRU Cast. Her hobbies were tending to her flowers, cooking, and canning. Debbie enjoyed spending time with her dogs Pugsley and Nikki and especially going on Harley rides with her...
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Fred Jg Mika

April 23, 1934 - July 16, 2018

Fred JG Mika, age 84 of Mentor, died Monday July 16, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born April 23, 1934 in Cleveland, OH.Mr. Mika owned and operated Mika Metal Fabricating Company in Willoughby, OH for over 50 years until his retirement.He was a United States Air Force Veteran and a Veteran of the Korean War. Fred was a Mason, for the Windermere Lodge #627. He was an avid...
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Irene A. Williams

August 25, 1936 - July 16, 2018

Irene A. (Yakos) Williams age 81 of Painesville, died Monday July 16, 2018 at Tri-Point Medical Center from injuries sustained in car/pedestrian accident. She was born August 25, 1936 in Cleveland.Irene was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family, crocheting, volunteering at the Seidman Cancer Center, and baking. Family was everything to her especially at Christmas, with her well...
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Howard Van Schoor

November 11, 1925 - July 15, 2018

Howard Van Schoor, Jr., age 92, most cherished father to Nancy (Mike) Ptak, died Sunday, July 15th at Heartland of Mentor after a long illness. Dear brother-in-law to Jackie Blecher of Walnut Creek, CA and Evelyn Bauknecht of Northfield, OH. Step-grandfather to Austin, Preston, and Taylor. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Elsie (Blecher) Van Schoor, who died in October of 2017,...
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Robert M. Witter

August 18, 1946 - July 14, 2018

Robert M "The Bob" Witter, age 71 of Mentor, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born August 18, 1946 in Akron, OH.Bob was a graduate of Bowling Green University and worked as a Purchasing Manager for the Austin Company for 33 years prior to his retirement in 2010.Previously an avid golfer and bowler, recently he enjoyed being a member of the...
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Nanette Renee Bryan

April 7, 1967 - July 12, 2018

On July 12th, 2018 the world lost the most loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, daughter-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, niece, cousin, neighbor and friend ever known. Nanette Renee (Tamburro) Bryan passed in peace with loved ones by her side following her most courageous battle. She was born April 7, 1967 in Painesville. Throughout her years, Nanette touched the lives of many through her love,...
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Wr Herchick

December 19, 1966 - July 11, 2018

WR Herchick, 51, a lifelong Mentor resident, passed away July 11, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born December 19, 1966 in Cleveland.WR (Dubs) was very active in many Special Olympic sports. Skiing, track and field, swimming, softball, basketball, and cycling. In 1999 he was chosen to compete in cycling at the world games in North Carolina. He proudly came home with two silver medals...
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Norman A. Smyke, Sr.

June 7, 1933 - July 11, 2018

Norman A. Smyke Sr., 85 of Concord Twp., passed away July 11, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. He was born June 7, 1933 in Cleveland.Mr. Smyke was a Real Estate Developer for many years. He attended Cathedral Latin High School and went on to Kent State University where he was President of the ATO Fraternity. Later in life he taught his passion for Real Estate at Kent State. His career...
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Lillian A. Zeitz

February 14, 1922 - July 5, 2018

Lillian A. Zeitz, 96 of Mentor, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Heartland of Mentor. She was born February 14, 1922 in Cleveland, to the late Irving and Abigail Knight.Lillian is survived by her son: Larry Zeitz; granddaughter: Tracey (Shane) Carder; great grandchildren: Steven Holly and Alicia (Shane) Kramme and great-great grandchildren: Lillyona, Isaac and Wyatt.Preceding her in death...
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John Neibecker

December 30, 1950 - July 3, 2018

John Neibecker, 67, of Mentor, passed away July 3, 2018 peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born December 30, 1950 in Cleveland. John attended St. Joseph High School in Euclid and Ohio University. He married the love of his life Kathi (Preseren) on May 18, 1974. John worked in the car business as a finance manager for 40 years, making many friends along the way. He was a...
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Vincent C. Devers

November 1, 1942 - July 3, 2018

Vincent C. Devers, 75 of Mentor, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Kirtland Rehab Center, Kirtland, OH. He was born November 1, 1942 in Bellaire, OH.Vince is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janet; children: Vincent Carl Devers II, Tammy (Ken) Brown, Stephanie (Abel) Devers-Menchaca, Stacey (Andrew) Mocz and Shelly (David) Skinner; grandchildren: Grady, Lauren, Ashley, Patti, Vincent III,...
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David H. Brooks

November 14, 1933 - July 2, 2018

David H. Brooks, age 84 of Mentor, passed away July 2, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born November 14, 1933 in Mentor.Mr. Brooks had retired after 30 years as a machinist for Bowden Manufacturing. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and spending time with his grandkids.Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Diane (Stark); children Peg (Alex), Randy, Tami (Paul), Tim ...
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Helen Wivell

November 6, 1926 - June 30, 2018

Helen Wivell, 91 of Mentor, passed away June 30, 2018 at her home. She was born November 6, 1926 in Long Island, NY.Mrs. Wivell was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and planting flowers around her property. Survivors are her children, Patricia Elswick, Linda (Craig) Lofgren, Stephen (Linda) Wivell, and Wayne Wivell. She is also survived by many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She...
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Theresa Antoinette Cooper Roberts

December 12, 1923 - June 29, 2018

Theresa Antoinette Cooper Roberts (née Skur), 94, of Eastlake, joined her heavenly family on June 29, 2018. She was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.Born in Cleveland on December 12, 1923, Theresa was a dedicated businesswoman; she was the original owner of Cooper's Twist and Shake, Cooper's Rub and Scrub, and Boulevard Bait Shop. She and her sister were...
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Carl L. Whelpley

June 27, 2018

Carl L. Whelpley Sr. age 79 of Willoughby, died Wednesday June 27, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland. Carl enjoyed his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and Cleveland sports fan.Survivors include his wife of 60 years: Sharon (Anderle) Whelpley, children: Sandra (Gary) Kennedy, Carl L. (Ilona) Whelpley Jr, grandchildren: Ryan (Ashley) Kennedy, Samantha and Cole Whelpley,...
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Terri Lynn Gilbert

November 10, 1959 - June 26, 2018

Terri Lynn Gilbert, 58, of Mentor, went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2018. She passed away at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born November 10, 1959 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Betty and Joseph Everett Sr. Terri was a loyal member of Grace Covenant Church. She enjoyed playing games with her family, exercising and taking occasional walks through the Holden Arboretum. Terri also...
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Raymond G. Stadler

January 19, 1936 - June 26, 2018

Raymond G. Stadler, 82, formerly of Mentor, passed away June 26, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Ray was a classic gentleman with a dashing presentation. He was a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country. He worked at Reliance Electric for 44 years before retiring in 1999. Blessed with a long and happy retirement, he never stopped dancing to his favorite Polka music. He traveled...
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Thamer Katko

October 17, 1945 - June 26, 2018

Thamer Katko, age 72 of Mentor, passed away Tuesday June 26, 2018 at Fairmont Health Center, Willoughby after a short battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was born October 17, 1945 in Cleveland.Thamer worked as a Barista for Starbucks and before that worked at Huntington Bank and Sears, where she made friends along the way. Thamer will be remembered for her fun-loving personality and infectious...
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Robert Emmett Goff, Sr.

July 27, 1940 - June 25, 2018

Robert "Bob" Emmett Goff Sr., 77, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 in the comfort of his home in Mentor. Bob was born July 27, 1940 in Cleveland and was a loving husband and father. Bob and his wife Mary Ann were married on July 17, 1965 in Cleveland.Bob is a graduate of Collinwood High School (1958), John Carroll University (1964) and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1968). He was an...
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Catherine D. Stiveson

June 29, 1964 - June 23, 2018

Catherine D. "Cathy" (Wolf) Stiveson, age 53 of Painesville, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born June 29, 1964 in Cleveland.Mrs. Stiveson was a CNC Operator at Meritec Inc. in Painesville. Cathy enjoyed time with her grandchildren, gardening painting, and ceramics. Survivors include her husband of 22 years: Ronald L. Stiveson, sons: Joseph Wolf,...
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Joan E. Corrette

November 29, 1926 - June 22, 2018

Joan E. Corrette, 91, of Mentor, passed away June 22, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor. She was born November 29, 1926 to the late Roger Shepard and Ruth Shepard.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard H. "Dick" Corrette.Joan graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire and taught school before she married Dick, when she became a homemaker and mother. She enjoyed keeping house,...
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Theresa A. Deming-Olander

June 19, 1941 - June 22, 2018

Theresa A. (Ramona) Deming-Olander age 77 of Mentor, passed away Friday June 22, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 19, 1941 in Cleveland, OH.Theresa worked as a Project Manager for Apple computer for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who will be deeply missed.Survivors include her son: John (Michelle) Johnson, step-son:...
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John A. Bohn

December 5, 1931 - June 22, 2018

John A. Bohn, age 86 of Mentor, died Friday June 22, 2018. He was born December 5, 1931 in Erie, PA. He enjoyed the past year and a half at Salida Woods Assisted Living. Mr. Bohn worked in Human Resource for the Higbee Co. for 30 years. John loved helping people through work, by volunteering to decorate the church for the holidays or just talking to a friend in need. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
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Wendy Williams Moorhead

July 16, 1952 - June 21, 2018

Wendy Williams Moorhead, 65 of Mentor, passed away June 21, 2018. She was born July 16, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio. Most of her childhood was spent in Mentor. She grew up with wonderful friends and a loving family; her parents always held her immediate and extended families close. Holidays, birthdays, and summer picnics were spent together and these lasting memories remained with Wendy her entire...
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Paulina Ramos

June 28, 1927 - June 21, 2018

Paulina Ramos, 90 of Cleveland, wife of the late Rafael Ramos, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Homestead II, Painesville. She was born, June 28, 1927 in Patillas, Puerto Rico to the late Meliton Velazquez and Epifania Pons.Paulina (Nisia- as known to many) was a true disciple and promoter for the church, fabulous cook, awesome mother and grandmother and a true example of love without...
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Bonnie A. Wyar

June 1, 1946 - June 21, 2018

Bonnie A. (Raleigh) Wyar, age 72 of Concord Township, died peacefully onThursday June 21, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights after a courageousthree year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born June 1, 1946 in Uniontown,PA.After earning a Master's Degree in Education from Kent State University she taughtas an elementary teacher in the Mentor Exempted Village Board of Education...
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Marilyn J. Walker

November 23, 1927 - June 19, 2018

Marilyn J. Walker, 90, of Ashtabula, passed away June 19, 2018 at her daughter's home in Painesville. She was born November 23, 1927 in Geneva.Mrs. Walker worked as an assembler and press operator at Pilot Run Stamping in Mentor. Her hobbies were sewing, crocheting and she enjoyed going to church and getting together with family. Survivors are her children, Barbara (Jerry) Lago - McGehee,...
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Heather E. Cigoy

June 17, 1980 - June 19, 2018

Heather E. Cigoy, 38, of Mentor, passed away June 19, 2018 at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born June 17, 1980 in Mayfield Heights.Heather loved her rose garden, her 2 cats and spending time with her family and friends, especially her beloved nephew, J.D.Survivors are her parents, Rebecca and Dale Cigoy; sisters, Shannon (Mike) Stuckert, and Aryn (Dustin) Chandler; and her adored...
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Carolyn L. Lechner

April 20, 1938 - June 18, 2018

Carolyn L. Lechner, 80 of Painesville Twp., passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at U.H. Geauga Medical Center. She was born April 20, 1938 in Cleveland, to the late Thomas and Jessie Marthe.Carolyn was a graduate of Chardon High School in 1956. She became a bookkeeper and worked for several companies in Cuyahoga and Lake Counties. Carolyn was Office Manager for Semple, Marchal & Cooper, C.P.A...
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Gregory S. Kmetko

November 27, 1966 - June 17, 2018

Gregory S. "Greg" Kmetko, age 51 of Mentor, Died Sunday June 17, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born November 27, 1966 in Painesville, Ohio.Mr. Kmetko was an accountant for DFAS. Greg enjoyed cooking and his family and grandchildren.Survivors include his wife of 20 years Maureen A. Kmetko, step-children: Danielle (Carlos) Almendra, Stephan (Brittani) Vranic, grandchildren:...
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David C. Sadler

December 13, 1959 - June 16, 2018

David C. Sadler, 58 of Willoughby Hills, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Heartland of Mentor. He was born December 13, 1959 in Washington D.C., to the late Robert and Mae Sadler.Mr. Sadler is survived by his siblings: Robert (Nancy) Sadler, Daniel (Judi) Sadler, Joann (Patrick) Ockuly, and Suzanne (Elmer "Louis") DiCiuccio; many nieces, nephews and other loving family members.A private...
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Jeffrey A. Wade

January 8, 1941 - June 16, 2018

Jeffrey A. Wade, age 77 of Painesville Twp., formerly of Wickliffe, passed away June 16, 2018 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born January 8, 1941 in Steubenville, OH.Jeff retired after more than 27 years as an Information Technology Executive for Parker Hannifin Corp. in Cleveland. He graduated in 1955 from St. Aloysius grade school and was a 1959 graduate of St. John...
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Rebecca A. Bates

February 11, 1958 - June 12, 2018

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

September 27, 1922 - June 12, 2018

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

June 25, 1948 - June 10, 2018

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

June 4, 1929 - June 10, 2018

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

February 17, 1934 - June 8, 2018

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

February 27, 1950 - June 6, 2018

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

August 3, 1946 - June 6, 2018

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

July 10, 1935 - June 5, 2018

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

April 3, 1939 - June 4, 2018

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

November 11, 1953 - June 3, 2018

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

July 7, 1938 - May 31, 2018

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

November 3, 1952 - May 30, 2018

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

November 24, 1941 - May 29, 2018

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

April 12, 1943 - May 28, 2018

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

May 3, 1925 - May 28, 2018

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

April 9, 1926 - May 28, 2018

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

October 3, 1935 - May 26, 2018

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

March 17, 1990 - May 25, 2018

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

December 25, 1960 - May 25, 2018

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

July 25, 1926 - May 25, 2018

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

September 13, 1942 - May 24, 2018

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

May 19, 1933 - May 24, 2018

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

September 26, 1936 - May 23, 2018

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

June 5, 1926 - May 21, 2018

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

November 2, 1959 - May 21, 2018

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

September 16, 1926 - May 20, 2018

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

January 31, 1936 - May 19, 2018

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

September 28, 1925 - May 16, 2018

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

September 30, 1947 - May 15, 2018

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

August 1, 1983 - May 14, 2018

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

October 22, 1945 - May 12, 2018

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

June 10, 1984 - May 11, 2018

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

November 23, 1922 - May 11, 2018

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

September 5, 1937 - May 11, 2018

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

December 5, 1918 - May 10, 2018

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

October 27, 1976 - May 9, 2018

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

June 19, 1953 - May 7, 2018

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

November 10, 1932 - May 7, 2018

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