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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

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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Richard M. Winter

September 26, 1930 - August 26, 2016

Richard M. "Dick" Winter, age 85, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at his residence in Concord Twp. He was born September 26, 1930 in the Bronx, NYC, NY. He was a resident of the area since 1965.Mr. Winter was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict. He was an Engineer at General Electric, a member of Rotary and the Mentor Chamber.Survivors include his wife of 63 years,...
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Ellen M. Corlette

September 14, 1941 - August 26, 2016

Ellen M. Corlette, 74, of Mentor passed away August 26, 2016 at Heartland of Mentor Nursing Home. She was born September 14, 1941 in Cleveland.Mrs. Corlette was a homemaker. A member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Hobbies of hers included bowling, playing cards and reading books. Survivors include her husband, James...
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Wilfred T. Smith

September 4, 1929 - August 25, 2016

Reverend Wilfred T. Smith, age 86, entered into rest August 25, 2016 at Jennings Home for older adults. He was born September 4, 1929 in Lakewood.Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland in 1956. Emeritus Pastor at St. Mary of the Assumption (Mentor), and parochial victor at St. Philip Neri, Holy Name, St. Robert (Euclid), St. Mary's (Wooster), St. Peter (Brookpark) and Immaculate...
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Robert S. Black

March 22, 1940 - August 24, 2016

Robert S. Black, age 76, a lifelong Mentor resident, passed away August 24, 2016 at Tripoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. with his family by his side. He was born March 22, 1940 in Cleveland.Mr. Black had worked as a tax analyst for Republic Steel and LTV Steel. He earned his bachelor degree from Kent State University in 1963 and graduated from Mentor High School in 1959. He was an avid...
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Declan Frank & Jacob Grayson Hogya

August 23, 2016 - August 23, 2016

Declan Frank & Jacob Grayson Hogya, twin infant sons of Christopher James and Melissa Mary (Kearns) Hogya, where born and died, Tuesday August 23, 2016 at U.H.H.S. Geauga Medical Center, Chardon, OH. Declan and Jacob were taken from this world too soon. These beautiful baby boys passed away in their parents arms; and are now two shining stars in the sky.Besides their parents they are survived...
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Raymond Ferris, Sr.

February 5, 1931 - August 23, 2016

Raymond "Ray" Ferris Sr, age 85, of Painesville, passed away August 23, 2016 at Heartland of Mentor. He was born February 5, 1931 in Newbury.Mr. Ferris retired from Tridelta Industries, Inc. in 2001 where he had worked on the assembly line. Prior to that he had worked in janitorial services for the Great Lakes Mall and Longfellow Elementary in Eastlake.He was a founding member of Willoughby...
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Rita Taylor

September 13, 1919 - August 23, 2016

Rita Taylor, 96, a longtime Mentor on the Lake resident passed away August 23, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born September 13, 1919 in Cleveland. She attended Villa Angela Academy and proceeded onto business school. She was hired by Wilson Sporting Goods and was an executive secretary before she met her husband and became a homemaker. Survivors include her sons, Hal ...
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David E. Kranz

March 10, 1943 - August 20, 2016

David E. "Dave" Kranz, age 73, a lifelong Mentor resident, died Saturday August 20, 2016 at Hospice House, Cleveland, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 10, 1943 in Cleveland.Dave was a 1962 graduate of Mentor High School. He then attended the former Fenn College. Dave retired from Safety Kleen Corporation as a Customer Compliance Instructor where nationally he delivered...
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Marolyn R. Lentz

January 23, 1924 - August 19, 2016

Marolyn R. "Mickey" (McVey) Lentz, age 92,of Avon Lake, formerly of Mentor on the Lake, died Friday August 19, 2016 at Ames Family Hospice with her daughter by her side. She was born January 23, 1924 in Cleveland.Mrs. Lentz was a school crossing guard in the Mentor Exempted Village school system. Prior to that she worked at the former Bailey Meter as an assembler.Survivors include her daughter...
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Jacob A. Goss

October 8, 2005 - August 19, 2016

Jacob A. Goss, age 10, a lifelong Mentor resident, passed away Friday August 19, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 8, 2005 in Painesville.Jacob would have been a 5th grader at Garfield Elementary School in Mentor. Survivors include his mother Heather (Beedie) Goss; father Jeff (Lauren) Goss; sister Ashley Goss; brother Benjamin Goss; grandparents: William (Sandra) Beedie...
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Joseph Kostka

March 7, 1962 - August 17, 2016

Joseph "Big Joe" Kostka, age 54, a lifelong resident of Willoughby, died Wednesday August 17, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born March 7, 1962 in Willoughby.Big Joe worked in the Service Department for the City of Willoughby for 30 years. He was a graduate of North High School, Class of 1981. He was a Cleveland sports fan, a bowler, golfer and card player. Among his many joys in...
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Lynn French

July 7, 1958 - August 15, 2016

Lynn French, age 58, of Mentor, died Monday August 15, 2016 at her sister's home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born July 7, 1958 in San Bernardino, CA.Lynn was an STNA at Golden Living Center in Kirtland for the past 38 years. She volunteered for the City of Mentor Beautification Commission, Ladies Auxiliary for Amvets Post #40 and coordinating the Marine Drum and Bugle Corp....
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Claudia J. Vaigl

December 20, 1948 - August 14, 2016

Claudia J. (Danes) Vaigl, age 67, of Madison, died Sunday August 14, 2016 under the loving care of family, friends, Heartland of Mentor and Hospice of the Western Reserve. She was born December 20, 1948 in Bedford, VA.Claudia bred Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers under the name Von Hausman Kennels in Geneva Township since the 1980's. She was a tireless champion and devoted ambassador...
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James A. Brock

April 4, 1934 - August 12, 2016

James "Jim" A. Brock, 82, of Concord Township passed away August 12, 2016. He was born April 4, 1934 in Zanesville Ohio. He was a loving husband to his wife of 56 years, Inge (Rieder) Brock; devoted father to Ramona (John) Wolf and Roberta Brock; and a cherished grandfather to Brittany, Alex, and Alexia. He will be forever missed by his loving family. A private memorial service will be held at a...
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Albina M. Egensperger

April 4, 1931 - August 11, 2016

Albina M. "Al" (Sheller) Egensperger, age 85, of Mentor for the past 61 years, died Thursday, August 11, 2016 at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born April 4, 1931 in Cleveland.Mrs. Egensperger was a homemaker and had worked as a receptionist for 19 years for Lake County Probate Court in Painesville. She was a 1949 graduate of Euclid Central High School. A volunteer for the Lake County...
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Leroy H. Faust

December 8, 1933 - August 10, 2016

Leroy H. Faust, age 82, of Mentor formerly of Willoughby, passed away August 10, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center. He was born December 8, 1933 in Willoughby.Mr. Faust had retired as a machinist from the former Addressograph/Multigraph. He enjoyed camping and fishing with his family.Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Carol (Boyd); daughters Beth Faust and Penny (David) Faust-Uchbar; 2...
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Thomas J. McAtee, Sr.

March 24, 1935 - August 8, 2016

Thomas J. McAtee Sr., 81, of Madison passed away August 8, 2016 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born March 24, 1935 in Frostburg, Maryland.Mr. McAtee worked at General Electric for 37 years. He enjoyed boating, the outdoors, and especially spending time at "Camp" with his family.Survivors are his wife, Margaret; children, Diane (David) Beseda, Brenda (James) McCosby, Thomas J. (Linda)...
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Charles R. Bolden, Sr.

May 3, 1934 - August 8, 2016

Charles R. Bolden Sr. age 82 of Mentor, died Monday August 8, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born May 3, 1934 in Euclid.Mr. Bolden was a Co-owner and operator of Eastern Slip Covers Inc. for more than 50 years until his retirement in 2005. Charles was a member of St. Bede the Venerable Church, Mentor. He was a graduate of Euclid High School class of 1952. He was a member of the...
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Martha Durham Martin

January 12, 1941 - August 7, 2016

Martha Durham Martin, 75, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, August 7, 2016, with her husband at her bedside. The daughter of Elisha & Mary Durham, she was born on January 12th, 1941, in Morton, Pennsylvania. Martha traveled extensively with her family to Chicago, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, New York, El Paso Texas. She lived in Germany for 4 years upon returning lived in California and then...
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Leonard L. Wilcox

August 21, 1952 - August 7, 2016

Leonard L. Wilcox, age 63, of Painesville Twp., passed away August 7, 2016 at Briar Hill Assisted Living in Middlefield. He was born August 21, 1952 in Painesville.Mr. Wilcox had worked in the restaurant industry and at Middlefield Cheese. He was a U.S. Army veteran.Survivors include his daughters; Katrina (Ric) Moore, Vanessa Renee Wasson and Tabitha Wasson; grandchildren Elaina Ann and Locke...
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Stephanie Getts

October 18, 1951 - August 5, 2016

Stephanie (Meyer) Getts, age 64, of Chardon, died Friday August 5, 2016 at Heather Hill Care Communities. She was born October 18, 1951 in Cleveland.Mrs. Getts was a machine operator for EGC Inc. in Chardon. Prior to that she worked security at Morton Salt and Mentor High School.Survivors include her sons: Raymond E. and Karl Getts.She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond E. Getts Sr.;...
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Frances McGlone

January 6, 1919 - August 4, 2016

Frances McGlone, 97, of Concord Twp., passed away August 4, 2016 at her home. She was born January 6, 1919 in Washington, PA. Frances worked for Ohio Rubber for 20 years, retiring in 1981. In her younger years she enjoyed fishing, traveling, crocheting, ceramics and reading, her ultimate passion was spending time with her family. Survivors include her daughters, Susan (James) Burke and Fran ...
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Frank J. Bokar

May 3, 1941 - August 2, 2016

Frank J. Bokar, age 75, passed away, Tuesday, August 2, 2016. He was born May 3, 1941 in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Bokar was a long time employee of Caterpillar before retiring from Walmart in 2015. He was a US Marine Veteran and enjoyed golfing, going to casinos, fishing and was an avid Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Indians fan and was a member of Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, in...
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Frank W. Zalar

June 18, 1941 - August 2, 2016

Frank W. Zalar, 75, a Mentor resident, passed away August 2, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born June 18, 1941 in East Cleveland.Mr. Zalar was the owner of Zalar Financial Services for 23 years. Prior to that he worked at Reuter Stokes (GE), American Ship Building, Citizens Financial and Ernst & Ernst. After graduating in 1959 from St. Joseph High School he attended John Carroll...
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Kathleen L. Loga

June 28, 1946 - July 28, 2016

Kathleen L. Loga, 70, of Concord Twp., OH, passed away July 28, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. She was born June 28, 1946 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mrs. Loga was a bank teller for many years and also worked for Riverside School District for several years. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister she will be deeply missed by all who loved her. Survivors include her husband,...
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Joseph R. Carion

May 10, 1937 - July 26, 2016

Joseph R. "Ray" Carion, age 79,of Painesville Twp, died Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord. He was Born May 10, 1937, New Kensington, PA. Mr. Carion was employed by the Kirtland Board of Education for 27 years at the high school. He was a teacher, guidance counselor, football coach and athletic director, throughout his career. He enjoyed golf and the Pittsburgh Steelers...
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Robert Sedivy

March 30, 1947 - July 23, 2016

Robert Sedivy age 69 of Chagrin Falls, died Saturday July 23, 2016 at Kensington Care Center, Aurora. He was born March 30, 1947 in Cleveland. Survivors include his longtime companion: Debra Swetel, sons: Rob (Polly) Kondrat, Greg and Matt (Bilijana) Sedivy, grandsons: Robert Paul "RP" Kondrat and Spencer G Sedivy, daughter Laura Dombroski, his niece Charmayne Zurga, George Hargrave and a brother...
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Kay A. Bazelides

January 15, 1952 - July 23, 2016

Kay A. Bazelides (nee Hannan), age 64, of Concord, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Beloved wife of Joseph; loving mother of Paul; daughter of the late Thomas and Marion Hannan; dear sister of Jane Murphy (Tom), Ed Hannan (Karen) and Tom Hannan; dearest Godmother and aunt of many. Contributions may be made to Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 8121 Deepwood Blvd.,...
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Nancy A. Anderson Spinks

June 15, 1936 - July 21, 2016

Nancy A. Anderson Spinks, age 80, of Concord Twp., formerly of Mentor, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Hospice House, Cleveland, surrounded by her family. She was born June 15, 1936, in Quincy, Massachusetts.Mrs. Spinks was a secretary at Progressive Insurance and formerly served as the President of the Mentor High School PTA for many years. Nancy loved life, friends, her children, grand...
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John D. Agnew

January 1, 1944 - July 19, 2016

John D. "Skip" Agnew, age 72, of Mentor, died Tuesday July 19, 2016 at Heartland of Mentor, surrounded by his family. He was born January 1, 1944 in Romulus, NY.Mr. Agnew was a retired Computer Analyst from Avery Dennison International where he had worked for 30 years. He was an Aircraft Maintenance Officer serving in Thailand during the Vietnam War for the US Air Force.Survivors include his wife...
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Ronald L. Masal

January 4, 1947 - July 18, 2016

Ronald L. Masal, 69, of Daytona Beach, Florida passed away July 18, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Warrensville Hts. He was born January 4, 1947 in Cleveland.Mr. Masal worked as a human resource manager at Zircoa where he served the aerospace industry in this capacity for over 25 years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and music.Survivors include his children, Ronald E. (Wendie) Masal and...
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Donna Joyce Kinzer

October 18, 1938 - July 17, 2016

Donna Joyce (Wallin) Kinzer, of Bowling Green, OH and Mentor, passed away Sunday July 17, 2016. Donna was born in Jamestown, NY on October 18, 1938. She went to Jamestown High School and went on to graduate from Mt. Sinai School of Nursing in Cleveland, OH. She married Donald W. Kinzer, and they enjoyed over 50 years of happiness and love. Donna worked as a nurse practitioner for many years at...
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Rudolph Skok

March 29, 1922 - July 17, 2016

A funeral Mass for Rudolph "Rudy" Skok, 94, of Mentor, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor. Mr. Skok died July 17, 2016, at Lake West Hospital. Born March 29, 1922 in Betula, PA, he lived in Mentor for the past 48 years. He was a graduate of Otto/Otto-Eldred High School, Duke Center, PA, Class of 1940, and a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of...
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Harry R. Perdue

September 30, 1932 - July 16, 2016

Harry R. Perdue, age 83, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born September 30, 1932 in Macbeth, West Virginia. Mr. Perdue worked as an inspector for General Motors for many years.He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nila; children Harry (Beverly) Perdue Jr., Linda (Earl) Holloway Jr., and Steven Perdue; grandchildren,...
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Merle C. Milmine

November 11, 1929 - July 15, 2016

Merle C. Milmine, 86, of Mentor, passed away July 15, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born November 11, 1929 in Columbus.Mrs. Milmine's life was devoted to her family. She offered faithful support for her children and was always available to listen or help them in any way. She took an active role in Don Milmine Appliance and Interstate Battery. Merle loved to cook. She...
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Carol A. Robinson

August 2, 1963 - July 14, 2016

Carol A. Robinson, age 52, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2016 surrounded by her family and best friend. Until she turned 18, Carol answered to her nickname "Deannie".some family members still call her by that name. Carol was born in Willoughby and lived her early years in Mentor. In 1973, her family moved to Cleveland Heights and she graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1982. ...
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Jane T. Mauter

August 8, 1928 - July 14, 2016

Jane T. (Rumpf) Mauter, age 87, of Mentor, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2016 with family by her side at Brookdale at Newell Creek. She was born August 8, 1928 in Toledo and moved to Mentor in 1958.Mrs. Mauter was a homemaker, and worked as a Secretary for Mentor Schools from 1975-1980. She then worked for The City of Mentor as the Cultural Activities Coordinator for Wildwood Cultural Center...
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Eleanor A. Bloomstine

January 1, 1929 - July 11, 2016

Eleanor A. Bloomstine, age 87, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at Tripoint Medical Center, Concord Twp. She was born January 1, 1929 in New Britain, Connecticut.After relocating from Connecticut to Hubbard, Ohio, Eleanor met Charles Robert, aka "Bob", the love of her life. The couple married on September 14th, 1950 at Westminster Church in Youngstown, Ohio. They shared 47 beautiful years...
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William F. Baizel

February 16, 1931 - July 10, 2016

William F. Baizel, 85, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at his home in Perry surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 16, 1931 in Eveleth, MN. Bill was a U.S. Navy Veteran, retired machinist, and a Euclid Auxiliary Police Officer for many years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son, and brother. He touched the hearts of so many and will be deeply...
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Margaret Fletcher

February 6, 1925 - July 6, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" Fletcher (nee: Martin), age 91 of Mentor, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Salida Woods Assisted Living, Mentor, OH. She was born February 6, 1925 in Painesville, OH to Joseph and Mary Martin. A lifelong teacher and adventurer, Peggy loved her family fiercely and lived for parties. She made the most of her 91 years and leaves behind many family and friends that will miss...
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Frank E. Kroll

March 11, 1924 - July 5, 2016

Frank E. Kroll, 92, of Mentor, passed away peacefully July 5, 2016 at Mentor Woods Nursing Home. He was born March 11, 1924 in Redstone Twp., PA. Mr. Kroll was a machinist at TRW for many years and a U.S. Navy veteran who proudly served his country. Frank was a loving father, grandfather and inspiration and trusted friend to his family. He leaves behind many stories and memories for his family...
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Marie Jeffries

December 13, 1935 - July 3, 2016

Marie Jeffries, 80 of Painesville, died Sunday July 3, 2016 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord. She was born December 13, 1935 in Ethel, Mississippi. Mrs. Jeffries was a housekeeper for many years at the Super 8 Motel in Mentor. She was a longtime member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Painesville. Survivors include her children: Patsey (Henry) Huffman, Wayne, Bobby & Annetta Ferguson; 23...
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James A. Higgins

October 9, 1953 - July 3, 2016

James A. Higgins "Jim", 62 of Painesville Township, died Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born October 9, 1953 in Erie, PA. Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University. He was a scientific supply salesman for Rainin Instrument. He was a lifetime member of Western Reserve Yacht Club where he was a Past Commodore.Survivors are his life partner,...
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Margaret Marn

November 20, 1955 - July 3, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" (McCreight) Marn, age 60, of Willoughby, died peacefully Sunday July 3, 2016 at Cleveland Clinic with her family by her side. She was born November 20, 1955 in Cleveland OH.Peggy was a graduate from Wickliffe High School and she was a licensed cosmetologist. Peggy enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She lovingly touched many lives and will be...
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Mary Field

September 3, 1938 - July 1, 2016

Mary Field age 77, passed away Friday July 1, 2016 at Lake Hospital Willoughby. Mary was born to the late Fred and Mary Ellen Cross on September 3, 1938 in Kenosha, WI. She moved to Mentor with her husband Bud where she has lived since the late 1950's.Once her 3 sons grew up, Mary received her Masters in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University. She then volunteered and helped individuals...
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Margaret Germovsek

June 14, 1928 - June 26, 2016

Margaret "Marge" (Mikus) Germovsek, age 88, passed over peacefully on June 26, 2016, leaving a large loving family who will always cherish her presence in their lives. Marge was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Jurina) Mikus, born June 14, 1928 and raised in Meadowlands Pennsylvania as a first-generation American. Marge married Louis Germovsek in 1949, and moved from Pennsylvania to Mentor...
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Gregory F. Kish

December 6, 1962 - June 24, 2016

Gregory F. "Greg' Kish, 53, of Leroy Twp., formerly of Fairport Harbor, passed away June 24, 2016 at his residence. He was born December 6, 1962 in Painesville.Greg worked as a workshop specialist for Deepwood Center for the past 24 years. A member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and the Hungarian Culture Club. Greg was an avid deer hunter who shared his love of nature and being in the woods...
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Richard Monasky

June 23, 2016

Richard Monasky, age 71, of Mentor, died Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Mr. Monasky was a retired Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force. Richard was an avid gardener. As a young man he worked at Mentor Rose Growers Inc, and enjoyed nature and the Holden Arboretum. He was a family oriented man. Survivors include his siblings: Diane (John) Kromar, Susan Sweet,...
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William T. Cassella

March 5, 1951 - June 23, 2016

William T. Cassella, age 65, of Kirtland, passed away Thursday June 23, 2016 at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland, surrounded by his family. He was born March 5, 1951 in Bellevue, OH.William recently retired from Progressive Insurance after 38 years. He was a devoted employee and leaves a legacy of leadership there in the many positions he held and the people he inspired. He will be missed...
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Ruth B. Klawon

September 1, 1923 - June 21, 2016

Ruth B. (Herrick) Klawon, age 92, a longtime resident of Mentor, passed away June 21, 2016 at Geneva Village. She was born September 1, 1923 in Cleveland.Mrs. Klawon was a longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mentor, where she was active in the choir, played the organ and was a part of the women's guild. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren...
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Florence E. Williams

July 3, 1924 - June 20, 2016

Florence E. (Cameron) Williams, age 91 of Painesville Twp, died Monday June 20, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born July 3, 1924 in Perry Twp. Mrs. Williams was the Matriarch of her Family and enjoyed her retirement years in Florida with her Husband Wilbert before they both returned back to Lake County to be near their Family.Survivors include her children: Sandra (David) Traxler...
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Faith I. Smola

November 7, 1942 - June 20, 2016

Faith I. (Patterson) Smola, age 73, of Willowick, died Monday June 20, 2016 at Hospice House, Cleveland with her family by her side. She was born November 7, 1942 in Youngstown, OH. Mrs. Smola is survived by her husband of 48 years Charles R. Smola; daughter April M. (Charles L.) Macchione; grandchildren: Cody & Kayla Waterman. Preceding Faith in death are her parents: Eugene and Wavlyn...
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Pamela D. Harman

April 13, 1953 - June 19, 2016

Pamela D. "Pam" Harman, age 63 of Concord twp. formerly of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Tri-point Medical Center, Concord. She was born April 13, 1953 in Lima, Ohio. Mrs. Harman was a homemaker, staying at home raising her 3 children, taking care of her husband and numerous pets over the years. She was a 1971 graduate of Lima Senior High School, member of the Trinity...
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Richard J. Blauvelt

October 29, 1953 - June 17, 2016

Richard J. "Rick" Blauvelt, age 62, of Concord, formerly of Painesville Twp. and Mentor passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord. He was born October 29, 1953 in Painesville. Mr. Blauvelt was self-employed and owner of Blauvelt Cabinets and Countertops. He began building counter tops with his father at the age of 12. Rick is survived by his wife Debbie (Headings)...
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Michael T. Emanuele

December 2, 1950 - June 16, 2016

Michael T. "Corvair Mike" Emanuele, age 65 of Mentor, died Thursday June 16, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. Born December 2, 1950 in Cleveland.Corvair Mike was an avid Corvair enthusiast. He belonged to virtual Vairs "online Forum" for Corvair owners, friends of Corvairs, vacationland Corvairs, N-E Corvairs, Corvanics, and CORSA (Corvair Society of America).Survivors include his daughters...
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Judith A. Freiberg

November 6, 1946 - June 16, 2016

Judith A. (Murphy) Freiberg, age 69 of Mentor for the past 56 years, formerly of Clarksville, PA, died Thursday June 16, 2016 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born November 6, 1946 in Clarksville, PA.Mrs. Freiberg was a Registered Nurse with Lake Hospital System for the past 29 years. She was a graduate of Mentor High School and the Lakeland CC Nursing program. She was a longtime member of St...
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Alfred J. Raimondo

July 27, 1930 - June 13, 2016

Alfred J. Raimondo, 85, of Concord Twp. passed away June 13, 2016 at Heather Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chardon. He was born July 27, 1930 in Cleveland.Alfred was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who will be deeply missed by all who loved him. He enjoyed the casinos, the beach and watching his grandchildren participate in college athletics. Survivors...
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Lawrence E. Nolan

April 16, 1931 - June 9, 2016

Lawrence E. "Larry" Nolan, age 85, of Mentor for the past 52 years, formerly of Eastlake, died Thursday June 9, 2016 at Malachi House in Cleveland. He was born April 16, 1931 in Chicago, IL.Mr. Nolan owned and operated Nolan Overhead Door Company for 33 years, while he also worked as a Machinist at Parker Hannifin. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Korea during the Korean War. Mr. Nolan's...
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Gary L. Smith

January 1, 1947 - June 9, 2016

Gary L. Smith, age 69, of Painesville Twp, died at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 1, 1947 in Charleston, WV.Mr. Smith was a retired machinist from Mentor Machine where he worked for 35 years until his retirement in 2013. He was a US Air Force Veteran.Survivors include his children: Jaime (Chris) Cofield and Todd (Jen) Smith; grandchildren: Wayne Dillard, Jaden & Gabriella...
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Herman F. Peters

November 14, 1915 - June 8, 2016

Herman F. Peters, age 100, of Concord, Ohio, formerly of Cleveland, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. He was born on November 14, 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Anna and Adolph Peters. He leaves behind a large and loving family to cherish his memory which includes his wife of 75 years: Vera M. (Burke) Peters; daughters: Sandra (Robert) Ross...
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Carol R. McCloskey

March 31, 1950 - June 7, 2016

Carol R. McCloskey, age 66, of Painesville, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born March 31, 1950 in Cleveland. Carol loved spending time with her family and friends and often stated "I love my life". She worked as a Home Health Care Aide for 40 years. Carol also loved camping, fishing, making jewelry, and sewing and was proud of her home and family. Carol is...
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Melvin S. Reed

July 11, 1944 - June 6, 2016

Melvin S. "Mel" Reed, age 71, a native of Painesville, died Monday June 6, 2016 at Hospice House, Cleveland, OH. He was born July 11, 1944 in Painesville. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Education from Mt. Union College, Alliance, Ohio. Mel was involved in harness racing for much of his life. He was an avid fisherman and the treasurer of the NE Ohio Walleye Club. Survivors include his wife...
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Mary L. Ratcliffe

February 19, 1929 - June 1, 2016

Mary L. (nee O'Neil) Ratcliffe, age 87, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at her home in Mentor, Ohio. She was born February 19, 1929 in Berkeley, RI to Thomas and Louise O'Neil. She graduated from Cumberland High School at the age of 16 and was a member of the Rhode Island Honor Society. On November 27, 1948 she married Edward Ratcliffe and remained happily married until her death. She had...
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Evelyn J. Medved

April 25, 1932 - June 1, 2016

Evelyn J. Medved, age 84, of Eastlake, passed away Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born April 25, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio. Evelyn is survived by her children: Linda (Dave), Dan (Debbie), Jim (Linda), Marie "Sug" (Tom) and Peter "PJ" (Eryn); step children: Ray Jr., Loretta (Tom) and David; many loving grandchildren, great -grandchildren and step...
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Jack Ahlstrom

October 1, 1918 - May 31, 2016

Jack Ahlstrom, 97, of Mentor passed away unexpectedly May 31, 2016 at his home. He was born October 1, 1918 in Painesville to the late John and Hilda Ahlstrom. A graduate of Harvey High School in Painesville, Jack was a lifelong Lake County resident. Jack retired from Lincoln Electric Euclid Plant in 1988 at the age of 70 as a methods engineer. He served willingly and honorably in the U.S. Navy....
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Jacquelyn E. Strayer

March 30, 1940 - May 30, 2016

Jacquelyn E. Strayer, 76, of Leesburg, Florida, formerly of the Painesville, Perry area passed away May 30, 2016 at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born March 30, 1940 in Cleveland.Mrs. Strayer was a Registered Nurse at the former Lake East Hospital in Painesville. She loved to travel all over the country and the world many times with her family. She was very involved in her...
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Eric A. Martin

October 8, 1966 - May 26, 2016

Eric A. Martin age 49 of Madison formerly of Mentor died Thursday May 26, 2016 at home. He was born October 8, 1966 in Painesville.Mr. Martin owned Martin Land Development. He was a graduate of Mentor High School, Class of 1985 and Lakeland Community College. He enjoyed fishing.Survivors include his wife: MaryLou (Stallman) Martin, siblings: David (Gail) Martin and Linda (Michael) McBride, many...
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Richard M. Pavlisin, Jr.

September 5, 1962 - May 26, 2016

Richard M. Pavlisin Jr., 53, of Painesville passed away May 26, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born September 5, 1962 in Euclid, Ohio. Mr. Pavlisin worked with his family in the construction industry for many years.Survivors include his parents, Richard and Janet Pavlisin; siblings, Tammy (Robert) Busek, Milton (Kimberly) Pavlisin and Scott Pavlisin and many nieces and...
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Bill Kochmit

October 11, 1950 - May 25, 2016

Bill Kochmit, 65, of Mentor passed away May 25, 2016. He was bornOctober 11, 1950 in Cleveland.Bill was a parole officer with the State of Ohio for 35 years prior to hisretirement in 2006. After retiring he went to work at Leikin MotorCompanies in Willoughby in the parts department.He was an avid fisherman and a big sports fan. He would spend a lot of his free time reading books and frequently...
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William A. Kliever

September 26, 1924 - May 24, 2016

William A. "Bill" Kliever, age 91, of Concord Twp, formerly of Parma, died Tuesday May 24, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 26, 1924 in Cleveland.Mr. Kliever was a retired engineer from the GM Parma Plant. He received a Bachelor's Degree from The Ohio State University. He was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran.Survivors include his wife Mary Jane "Jane" Kliever; son Garrett ...
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Michael Anthony Lewis Shulman

April 27, 1989 - May 24, 2016

Michael Anthony Lewis Shulman, 27, of Mentor, passed away May 24, 2016. He was born April 27, 1989 in Painesville.Michael was a loving son, brother, nephew and friend who will be missed by all who loved him. Michael worked at Dunkin Donuts in Mentor for many years and was a dedicated and hardworking employee. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His sense of humor was infectious...
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John Rice

June 13, 1941 - May 24, 2016

John "Pete" Rice, 75, went peacefully to be with the Lord on May 24, 2016 in Marion, OH. He was born June 13, 1941 in Washington, D.C.Mr. Rice owned and operated Midland Automotive for over 50 years. A member of the U.S. National Guard, hobbies of his included camping, riding his motorcycle and canoeing and white water rafting with the Madhatters Canoe Club. As the owner of a radiator shop, Mr....
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Tabitha M. Swetel

June 12, 1984 - May 23, 2016

Tabitha M. (Crook) Swetel, age 31, of Concord, formerly of Thompson, died Monday May 23, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 12, 1984 in Painesville.Tabitha was a stay at home mom, who truly enjoyed being a wife and mother. She was a graduate of Ledgemont High School class of 2002.Survivors include her high school sweet heart and husband who have been together for 17 years...
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Madeleine Cook

February 6, 1942 - May 22, 2016

Madeleine (Jankovich) Cook, age 74, of Concord Twp, passed away May 22, 2016 at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born February 6, 1942 in Cleveland.Madeleine was a wonderful woman and a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.Survivors include her daughters Maria Schauer, Natalie Hayes; sons Jeffrey Cook and Joseph Cook; grandchildren Joseph and...
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David A. Updike

December 16, 1943 - May 21, 2016

David A. Updike, 72, of Mentor passed away May 21, 2016 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born December 16, 1943 in Cleveland and was raised in Fremont, OH.Mr. Updike worked as a painter and carpenter for many years. A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, hobbies of his included hunting, fishing, working in his vegetable garden and sharing the fruits of his labor with many of his neighbors. Survivors...
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Todd Knoefel

October 22, 1964 - May 20, 2016

Todd Knoefel, age 51, of Mentor, passed away May 20, 2016 at his residence. He was born October 22, 1964 in East Cleveland.Todd was a self-employed carpenter and extremely skilled craftsman who worked in home remodeling for the past 30 years. He had coached in the Mentor Girls Softball league, was an outdoorsman, who enjoyed fishing and camping.Survivors include his daughter Taylor Knoefel; twin...
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Roy Hendrickson

May 15, 1926 - May 20, 2016

Roy Hendrickson, 90, of Kirtland passed away May 20, 2016 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born May 15, 1926 in Coral, PA.Mr. Hendrickson was the plant maintenance supervisor at Kennametal Inc. in Willoughby for 34 years before retiring in 1988. He was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran who proudly served his country, a 70 year member of the American Legion, and a member of VFW, and also a talented...
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Anne Lesko

August 17, 1925 - May 20, 2016

Anne Lesko, age 90, a longtime Mentor resident, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at Salida Woods Assisted Living, Mentor. She was born August 17, 1925 in Painesville, OH. Mrs. Lesko was a teacher for several years before working as a Home Economist for the former CEI (Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company) for 35 years until her retirement in 1986. Anne was a graduate of The Ohio State University...
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Thomas Zarzour

August 6, 1941 - May 18, 2016

Thomas Zarzour, age 74, of Mentor, passed away May 18, 2016 at Heather Hill in Chardon. He was born August 6, 1941 in Cleveland.Mr. Zarzour retired after 44 years of service from Lubrizol; he also had worked at St. Paul's Credit Union. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, volunteering with the Helping Hands group. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family,...
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