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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

Marjorie A. Gallagher

April 27, 1922 - July 23, 2017

Marjorie A. "Midge" Gallagher, 95, a long time Mentor resident, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at her home. She was born April 27, 1922 in Leominster, Massachusetts.Mrs. Gallagher worked at May Company for almost 20 years. A U.S. Navy veteran, she loved being outdoors and she enjoyed playing in her golf leagues at TRW and Black Brook Golf Course with her friends of the Dizzy Dozen Couples Group. She...
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Raymond G. Braidic

July 3, 1923 - July 22, 2017

Raymond G. Braidic, 94 of Homosassa Florida, formerly of Mentor, Ohio died on July 22, 2017 at home. He was born July 3, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio. Raymond was a graduate of East Tech High School in 1942 and he spent 3 years in the service of our country, stationed in the South Pacific. He and his friend Andy Juricka were the founders of the former Futurama Tools in Wickliffe, Ohio from which he...
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Carole A. Sulecki

July 6, 1937 - July 22, 2017

Carole A. (Barnes) Sulecki, 80, of Concord Twp., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 22, 2017, at LakeWest Medical Center, following a short illness. She was born July 6, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Mary Jane Farmer and granddaughter of Mary Connelly.Carole is survived by her children and their spouses Jerry (Maria) Sulecki, Kevin (Merrycarol) Sulecki, Jim ...
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Bernice M. Zygadlo

August 31, 1933 - July 21, 2017

Bernice M. "Bie" Zygadlo age 83 of Mentor, died Friday July 21, 2017 at Home. She was born August 31, 1933 in University Heights, OH.Bernice loved animals, especially cows and her son's Dobermans. She was an excellent crocheter and made afghans and blankets for family and friends.Survivors include her husband of 65 years: Casimir "Cas" Zygadlo, son: Anthony G. Zygadlo and many loving friends...
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Martha E. Rowan

July 29, 1923 - July 17, 2017

Martha E. (Weber) Rowan, age 93 of Mentor on the Lake, died Monday July 17, 2017 at Brookdale of Mentor. She was born July 29, 1923 in Cleveland.Mrs. Rowan worked for TRW for 30+ years as a secretary in their Nuclear Engineering Group. Martha truly enjoyed her work, her family and friends and, of course, her cat Patrick.Survivors include her children: Linda (Gregory) Burkhart and Charles (Keiko)...
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Anita M. Iuretig

September 1, 1931 - July 17, 2017

Anita M. Iuretig, age 85 of Mentor, formerly of Arnold, PA, passed away July 17, 2017 at her residence in Mentor, OH. She was born September 1, 1931 in Creighton, PA.Ms. Iuretig enjoyed working in her flower garden at her home, knitting, crocheting and needle point. She especially enjoyed relaxing in her retirement.Survivors include her niece Denise (Kenneth) Malinsky; nephew Frederick (Silvana)...
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William F. Kuret

February 29, 1944 - July 17, 2017

William F. "Bill" Kuret, age 73 of Mentor, died Monday July 17, 2017 at home. He was born February 29, 1944 in Cleveland, OH.Mr. Kuret was an Electromechanical Designer.William was a member of St. Bede the Venerable Church, Mentor. He was a US Navy Veteran.William is survived by his wife of 50 years: Dorothea J. "Dottie" (Hager) Kuret, children: Carol A. (Matthew J.) Tarajcak, William F. (Sherry)...
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Irene E. Winslow

July 29, 1946 - July 16, 2017

Irene E. Winslow, age 70 of Mentor, died Sunday July 16, 2017 at Hospice House, Cleveland surrounded by her family. She was born July 29, 1946 in Cleveland, OH.Ms. Winslow was an amazing mother of 4. She attended college later in life and received her teaching degree in 1990 from Lake Erie College. She went on to be an elementary teacher for twenty years and taught at several schools in the...
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James Richard O'Connell

July 15, 1940 - July 15, 2017

James Richard O'Connell passed away on his 77th birthday with his family by his side. He was born July 15, 1940 in Cleveland. Jim and his wife Beverly were married for nearly 53 years after meeting at Ohio University. Jim was the owner of Mining Tools and helped develop the "dust hog" which revolutionized the coal mining industry. He sold the company in 1979 to a Fortune 500 company. Jim became a...
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Richard L. Morano

April 16, 1940 - July 14, 2017

Richard L. Morano, age 77 of Fairport Harbor, passed away July 14, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born April 16, 1940 in Cleveland.Mr. Morano enjoyed vacationing to Captiva Island, FL, golfing, listening to Jimmy Buffett, his bird - Rocky, watching the Cleveland Browns and Indians and he loved pasta. He was a U.S. Army veteran.Survivors include his son Richard F. (Helen) Morano;...
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Diana L. Kmentt

January 4, 1965 - July 14, 2017

Diana L. Kmentt, 52, of Kirtland, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on July 14, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born January 4, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Diana is survived by her husband, Dr. Bradley A. Kmentt; her children, Ashleigh and Michael Kmentt; her father, Darrie Crigger; her sister and brother-in-law, Susan and David Huff, and their children, Rebecca, Elizabeth and...
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Margaret Wyke DelVecchio

December 26, 1933 - July 12, 2017

Margaret Wyke DelVecchio, age 83 of Mentor, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 26, 1933 in Greensburg, PA.Margaret was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed numerous types of needle work, creating many pieces for friends and family. She especially loved knitting beautiful Christmas stockings and sweaters for each of her children and...
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Brian C. Lofgren

May 27, 1975 - July 12, 2017

Brian C. Lofgren "B-Lof", age 42 of Eastlake, died Wednesday July 12, 2017 at his parents' home surrounded by his family. He was born May 27, 1975 in Euclid, OH.Brian was a 1993 graduate of Eastlake North High School. He was known for his creativity, passion for music, and sense of humor. Brian left a lasting impression on everyone he met.Survivors include his parents: Craig and Linda (Wivell)...
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Carol Farinacci

November 28, 1922 - July 12, 2017

Carol (Dardis) Farinacci, age 94 of Willoughby, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born November 28, 1922 in Summerville, PA.Mrs. Farinacci was a Key Punch Operator for the former Cleveland Twist Drill for many years.Survivors include her children: Dennis (Vickie Lynn) Farinacci, Phyllis (Pete) Heidinger, grandchildren: Tamara (Eric) Fox, Stacie ...
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Cleon P. Conley III

September 16, 1950 - July 10, 2017

Cleon P. "Corky" Conley III, 66 died Monday July 10, 2017 at home. He was born September 16, 1950 in Painesville.Survivors include his cousins: Kathy Dalton, Connie Ward, Bob (Patty) Ward, Sandy Ward, Barb (Ken) Sudbrook, Bud (Tammy) Ward, numerous 2nd & 3rd cousins and brother in law: Ron Lukshaw.Preceding Cleon in death are his parents: Cleon "Pat" and Antoinette Conley II and sister: Linda...
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John D. Hunt

May 2, 1927 - July 8, 2017

John D. Hunt, age 90 of Mentor, died Saturday July 8, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born May 2, 1927 in Medina, OH.Mr. Hunt was a Tool & Die Maker for over 25 years at Tenk Machine, before he retired. He was a US Army Veteran. John was a devoted husband of 68 years, and a loving Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. He also enjoyed camping, traveling, and reading...
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Adele B. Minerovic

September 6, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Adele B. (Fenger) Minerovic, 89 of Concord Twp, entered into her eternal rest on July 8, 2017 at Mentor Woods Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born September 6, 1927 in Cleveland.She now joins her late husband, Carl, in rejoicing around the throne of God. Adele is survived by her son David (Constance) Minerovic; grandchildren Jason Minerovic and Valerie (Jeffrey) Polunas; great...
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Corrine L. Alexander

September 6, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Corinne L. (Wollenzier) Alexander, age 87 of Brunswick, died Friday June 23, 2017 at Manor Care in Parma. She was born August 5, 1929 in Cleveland.Corinne was raised in Parma and attended Parma High School. She sang in many different choirs. She loved living in Ocala, FL and returned to Ohio to be near her family.Survivors include her children: Mark E. (Scott) Charbonneau and Dawn (Bruce) Cable,...
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Steve M. Nemeckay

June 8, 1925 - July 7, 2017

Steve M. Nemeckay, 92, of Richmond Hts., passed away July 7, 2017 peacefully at home. He was born June 8, 1925, in Cleveland, a 65 year resident of Richmond Hts.He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a retired Cleveland policeman, and business owner of Nemco products.Steve was the beloved husband of 72 years to Irene (Glick), loving father of Steve, Darlene (Leo) DePretis, Doug (Therese), Dhawn (Dennis)...
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Daniel R. Ferguson

September 2, 1930 - July 6, 2017

Daniel R. Ferguson, 86 of Mentor for the past 50 years, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Kirtland Rehabilitation and Care, Kirtland, OH. He was born September 2, 1930 in Chicago, IL to the late Robert and Emily Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson worked as a Grinder for 20 years at Curtis Industries in Eastlake, after leaving he worked as a security guard with Arrowhead Security for 10 years, until his...
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Nick Gomez

September 10, 1929 - July 5, 2017

After a brief illness, Nick Gomez age 87, of Mentor-on-the-Lake for the past 47 years, formerly of Cleveland, passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife Mary Jane of 63 years on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was born September 10, 1929, in Cleveland. Nick was a motor tester for Reliance Electric and Engineering (Rockwell) for 30 years, until his retirement in 1993. He had also volunteered his...
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Evelyn V. Weikel Toppari

February 21, 1925 - July 3, 2017

Evelyn V. Weikel Toppari, 92 of Talmo, GA., formerly of Mentor, OH., passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation, Commerce GA. She was born February 21, 1925 in Altoona, PA., to the late John and Kathryn McClellan. Evelyn is survived by her sons, Eric (Cathie) Toppari and Paul (Carol) Weikel; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death is her...
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Christine Marie Crawford

November 7, 1942 - July 3, 2017

Christine Marie (Helhowski) Crawford, age 74 of Chagrin Falls, formerly of Kirtland, passed away July 3, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born November 7, 1942 in Harrison Twp, PA.Mrs. Crawford had worked for Britton-Gallagher & Associates, Temporarily Yours staffing agency and TRW. She enjoyed arts & crafts, traveling, shopping, celebrations and baking. She was the happiest spending...
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Philip H. Sheridan

March 22, 1931 - July 2, 2017

Philip H. Sheridan, age 86, of Mentor, passed away July 2, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born March 22, 1931 in Chicago, IL.Phil grew up in Chicago and as a young man his life included many adventures, including a solo motorcycle trip to California and time spent working on a Mississippi river boat. The bulk of his professional career he worked for Sears Roebuck as a...
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Nancy P. Stapleton

October 16, 1940 - June 28, 2017

Nancy P. (Gordish) Stapleton, age 76, of Mentor, passed away June 28, 2017 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. of cardiac arrest. She was born October 16, 1940 in Big Run, PA.Mrs. Stapleton retired from the Mentor Public School System after 27 ½ years. She was a founding member of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in Mentor.Survivors include her daughters Colleen Stapleton,...
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Augustin J. Johnson

April 21, 1984 - June 23, 2017

Augustin "Gus" J. Johnson, age 33, of Wisconsin, formerly of Mentor, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Janesville, Wisconsin. He was born April 21, 1984 in Toledo, OH.Gus, a 2002 Lake Catholic High School graduate, was owner/operator of Sequoia Tree Solutions in Wisconsin. His passions included tree climbing, landscaping, fishing, woodcarving, hockey, snowboarding and any activity...
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Bernard Youlten

December 24, 1930 - June 23, 2017

Bernard "Bernie" Youlten, 86 of Willoughby, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Fairmount Healthcare in Willoughby. He was born December 24, 1930 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada.Survivors include his sons, Mark, Grant and Kirk Youlten and brother-in-law, Robert Gmelin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percival and Edith Youlten; wife, Margaret Youlten and sister, Ellen. A memorial service...
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Patty Gyure

July 6, 1944 - June 21, 2017

Patty (Kotula) Gyure, age 72 of Mentor, passed away June 21, 2017 at Brookdale of Mentor. She was born July 6, 1944 in Brownsville, PA.Mrs. Gyure had worked in the lunch room at Lake Catholic High School. She loved chocolate covered cherries, lottery tickets and the Pittsburgh Steeler. But, what she loved even more was spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.Survivors include her...
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Devin Michael Baluch

October 13, 1999 - June 21, 2017

Devin Michael Baluch, age 17 of Concord, passed away Wednesday June 21, 2017 at home within the comfort of his family. He was born October 13, 1999 in Painesville.Devin was a beloved student at Broadmoor School and life-long Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He made everyone around him happy with his beautiful smile and wonderful personality. Devin enjoyed swimming, watching movies, and spending time...
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Carol Ann Mononen

October 17, 1943 - June 19, 2017

Carol Ann (Stephens) Mononen, age 73 a lifelong Mentor resident, died Monday June 19, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, OH. surrounded by her family. She was born October 17, 1943 in Painesville, OH.Mrs. Mononen worked as a Retail Manager for the May Co. Kaufmans and Macys.Carol enjoyed world travel, bottle collecting, rock collecting, doll collecting, volunteering with the Friends of...
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Michael J. De Angelis

September 21, 1942 - June 17, 2017

Michael J. De Angelis, 74, of Concord Twp., passed away on June 17, 2017 at Lake Med of Painesville. He was born September 21, 1942 in Cleveland. Michael was a steel detailer for his own company, Michelangelo Design Inc. He contributed to several Cleveland landmarks including Severance Hall, the Rainforest at the Zoo, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and John Carroll University. He was a devout...
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Eileen Schultz

June 25, 1938 - June 16, 2017

Eileen Schultz, 78, of Concord Twp. passed away Friday, June 16, 2017. She was born June 25, 1938 in Atlantic City, NJ.Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Eugene Schultz; sons, Michael (Sharon), Don, and Todd (Kate), grandchildren, Kristin Fazio (Brad Porter), Carrie Marginian (Chas), Andrew Schultz, Christine Schultz (Matt Smith), Jacob Schultz and Amanda Schultz; 5 great grandchildren...
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Barbara Yentz-Freeman

August 21, 1948 - June 15, 2017

Barbara Yentz - Freeman, 68 of Leroy Twp., passed away June 15, 2017 at her home. She was born August 21, 1948 in Cleveland.Barbara was a beautician and cosmetologist for many years. She worked at Advance Hair in Willoughby Hills and also Martha's in Euclid. She was an avid pilot and an ace photographer, who loved cookouts, antique glass, clam bakes, riding motorcycles, and going to the gun range...
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William W. Owens

July 9, 1943 - June 13, 2017

William W. Owens, 73 of Norwalk, passed away June 13, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born July 9, 1943 in Canton, Ohio.Bill owned and operated "The Owens Law Firm" at 2 Oak Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Bill graduated from Bucyrus High School, attended Case Institute of Technology, received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and then attended Cleveland Marshall Law School where he received his...
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Tyler J. Wilcosky

April 28, 1993 - June 12, 2017

Tyler J. "Ty" Wilcosky, 24, of Chicago passed away June 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. He was born April 28, 1993.Ty was a 2011 graduate of Benedictine High School where he played Football and Basketball. He graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor's degree in English. Ty studied at the Second City comedy club to fulfill his dream of being a stand-up comic. He loved reading, movies,...
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Ross A. Johnson, Jr.

May 15, 1979 - June 11, 2017

Ross A. Johnson Jr., 38, of Mentor, passed away suddenly June 11, 2017. He was born May 15, 1979 in Willoughby.Ross worked at the Willoughby Supply Company. Like his father, Ross loved spending time at the river. More than anything though, Ross loved spending time with his children, his family and his friends. Ross had such an outgoing personality and made friends no matter where he was. He had...
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Diana S. Russian

January 29, 1947 - June 11, 2017

Diana S. "Bo" Russian, 70 of Painesville passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Tripoint Medical Center, Concord. She was born January 29, 1947 in Monarch, VA.Bo is survived by her daughter, Rhonda "Sam" Kobus; grandsons, Ronnie and Ryan Kobus; siblings, Needie, Donny, Betty, Tootie and Darlene, many nieces, nephews and other loving family members. Preceding her in death are her parents, Clarence...
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Ralph W. Andrews, Jr.

June 24, 1952 - June 11, 2017

Ralph W. "BUTCH" Andrews Jr., 64, of Concord Twp. for the past 24 years, passed away after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on June 11, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. He was born June 24, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio. Butch was an avid front running fan of the Dallas Cowboys, L.A. Lakers, New York Yankees and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He started working at Phil mar...
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Sheila Joan Childress

June 9, 2017

Sheila Joan "Joanie" Childress, beloved daughter, sister, cousin and niece of the Childress and Church families, passed away after a significant illness on June 9, 2017. She was born in Marion, Ohio and resided in the greater Cleveland area for most of her life. She had a strong Christian faith, loved God and attended Christian Life Church of Mentor for many years.She loved her family dearly and...
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Patricia M. Ivey

March 30, 1932 - June 8, 2017

Patricia M. Ivey, 85 of Mentor for the past 40 years, passed away June 8, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born March 30, 1932 in Cleveland. Mrs. Ivey was a homemaker. A loving mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Survivors are her sons, Jeffrey P. Ivey of Burton and Matthew (Chris) Ivey of Mentor; son in law, Chris Korn of Mentor;...
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William E. Bennett, Sr.

October 28, 1927 - June 7, 2017

William E. Bennett Sr., 89 of Mentor, formerly of Cleveland, passed away, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at home. He was born October 28, 1927 in Sioux City, IA., to the late John and Carrie Bennett.William was a Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and retired after 20 years. He then went on to work for the U.S. Postal Service for another 27 years until he also retired from there. He was an Associate of the...
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Statta M. Krial

July 12, 1939 - June 7, 2017

Statta M. "Pat" Krial, 77 of Painesville, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at UH Seidman Cancer Center, in Cleveland. She was born July 12, 1939 in Barbour Co. WV.Mrs. Krial was the former owner/operator with her husband at the Ronny-Dick Motel in Ashtabula for 33 years. She also worked as a real estate agent for Jefferson Realty. Statta graduated from Roosevelt Wilson High School in...
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Rosalie A. Salyards

December 21, 1946 - June 7, 2017

Rosalie A. Salyards (nee Comella), 70, of Concord Twp., passed away June 7, 2017 at her sister's home in Mentor. She was born December 21, 1946 in Cleveland.Rosalie owned, operated, and was the secretary and treasurer at Plating Process Systems in Mentor. She was an avid patron of the arts and theaters and was a loving wife, daughter, sister and friend to many. Survivors are her husband of 49...
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Roxanne L. Figoli-Skorich

April 7, 1964 - June 5, 2017

Roxanne L. (Nason) Figoli-Skorich, age 53 of Eastlake, passed away June 5, 2017 at her residence. She was born April 7, 1964 in Willoughby.Mrs. Figoli-Skorich loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed the motorcycle trips that she went on across the country.Survivors include her son Anthony R. Figoli; daughters Nina R. Figoli and Rachel L. Figoli;...
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Lucille L. Stromp

June 5, 2017

Lucille L. Stromp, beloved wife of Michael and devoted mother to her daughter LaLanda, passed after a brief illness on June 5, 2017. She and Michael were married close to 70 years. Lucille was born in Cleveland and lived the majority of her life in the Newbury, Chesterland and Mentor area.She was employed as a teacher for many years at the Duvall School of Beauty and Hairdressing in Cleveland....
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Irene Soltis

July 20, 1921 - June 5, 2017

Irene (Patrick) Soltis, age 95 formerly of Highland Heights and Eastlake, passed away June 5, 2017 at The Waterford of Richmond Heights. She was born July 20, 1921 in Cleveland.Mrs. Soltis had worked as a receptionist/stenographer for Pitney-Bowes in Cleveland until she married. She had 5 daughters and taught them the importance of family values. She was a founding member of St. Paschal Baylon...
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Margaret I. Bilinsky Kosmach

May 1, 1924 - June 4, 2017

Margaret I. Bilinsky Kosmach, 93 of Seneca, SC., formerly of Willowick and Collinwood, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at home. She was born May 1,1924 in Jeannette, PA. to the late Michael and Anna Goody.She is survived by her children, Walter E. (Candace A.) Bilinsky and Donna M. (Michael) Furnari; grandchildren, Kimberly (Dan) Bilinsky Jensen, Tracey (Tom) Woodward, Chandra Barko, Jamie ...
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Dorothy H. Sewell McDonald

February 5, 1928 - June 4, 2017

Dorothy H. (Fedak) Sewell McDonald, age 89 of Mentor for the past 23 years, formerly of Painesville and Fairport Harbor, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2017. She was born in Fairport Harbor on February 5, 1928 to John and Helen Fedak.Dorothy worked at the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services for 20 years retiring in 1987. She also worked periodically in real estate. After retirement she enjoyed...
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Betty E. Winland

August 26, 1931 - June 1, 2017

Betty E. Winland, 85, of Mentor, passed away June 1, 2017, at her home. She was born August 26, 1931, in Laing, West Virginia. Betty was above all, a loving homemaker to her husband of 58 years and her four children. Betty was a coal miner's daughter, who lived through the Great Depression. As a girl, she loved playing with friends, reading, and collecting pictures. She graduated from East...
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Franklin Carmack

May 29, 1934 - May 30, 2017

Franklin "Dean" Carmack, 83 of Painesville, passed away, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Homestead II, Painesville. He was born May 29, 1934 in Macedonia, Iowa.Mr. Carmack was a Veteran of the United States Army.Survivors include his son, Dwayne Carmack; grandchildren, Wyatt and Alicia Carmack; great granddaughter, Charlee Carmack; sisters, Marlynn (Richard) Klinzing, Cleo (Don) Barnett, Janet (Paul)...
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David F. Ballinger

January 18, 1955 - May 29, 2017

David F. Ballinger, 62, of Kirtland, passed away May 29, 2017. He was born January 18, 1955 in Marion, OH. Mr. Ballinger was a Physician Assistant for Team Health at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and other hospitals around the Cleveland area for many years. He graduated from Manchester College in North Manchester, IN, with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, and went to medical school at...
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Janet M. Birtley

April 6, 1934 - May 24, 2017

Janet M. (Gehring) Birtley, age 83 of Mentor, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Salida Woods Assisted Living in Mentor, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 6, 1934 in Cleveland.Janet was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Mentor. She enjoyed homemaking, shopping, hummingbirds, watching both Indians and Captains baseball, and especially watching her grandchildren...
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Cynthia Oinonen

August 29, 1962 - May 24, 2017

Cynthia Oinonen (Ely), 81 of Painesville, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at home. She was born March 4, 1936 in Mentor.She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Donald Oinonen; children, Jeffrey (Deborah) Oinonen and Denise Oinonen; granddaughter, Kathryn Oinonen and brother, Richard (Marge) Ely.Preceding her in death was her brother, William Ely.Cindy was part of the "Hen Party," a group...
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Roger Pate

August 29, 1962 - May 24, 2017

Roger Pate, 54 of Painesville, formerly of Mentor, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord. He was born August 29, 1962 in Cleveland. Survivors include his mother, Ileana (Francis) Turner; siblings, Ray (Claudia) Pate and Regina (Barry) Thompson; step-siblings, Carol Hopper, Brenda Toivonen, Mike Turner and Larry Turner; nieces and nephews, Raymond, Seth, Nathan,...
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Francis J. Springer

August 29, 1928 - May 23, 2017

Francis J. "Fran" Springer age 88, of Mentor, died Tuesday May 23, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland surrounded by his family. He was born August 29, 1928 in Ebensburg, PA.Mr. Springer graduated from St. Francis College in Loretta, Pennsylvania. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Math, he worked for a year in the Petroleum Refining Lab at State College of PA. Then Fran...
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Carol Cederlund

March 8, 1933 - May 22, 2017

Carol "G.G." Cederlund age 84 of Mentor on the Lake, died Monday May 22, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born March 8, 1933 in Cleveland.Mrs. Cederlund worked as a bus driver for the Mentor Exempted Village Board of Education for 25 years.Carol enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her great grandchildren. She loved to crochet and she was well known for...
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Angela G. Higgs

June 7, 1977 - May 22, 2017

Angela G. Higgs, age 39 of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Monday May 22, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 7, 1977 in Willoughby, OH.Angela was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and was an avid Cleveland sports fan. Survivors include her daughter Carmela Higgs; son Donald "Donnie" Higgs; father Gary D. Higgs; mother Elaine Brettrager;...
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Dorothy M. Lagania

April 13, 1933 - May 22, 2017

Dorothy M. (Davis) Lagania, age 84 of Perry Twp, formerly of Mentor, passed away May 22, 2017 at the Jennings Center for Older Adults in Garfield Heights. She was born April 13, 1933 in Cleveland.Mrs. Lagania had taught PSR and Catechism classes at St. Mary Margaret Church in South Euclid. She attended St. Cyprian Church in Perry Twp. Mrs. Lagania had graduated from Notre Dame High School. She...
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Betty Fletcher

April 7, 1936 - May 20, 2017

Betty Fletcher (nee Heisler), 81 of Geneva,OH., went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Betty was born April 7, 1936 in Cleveland, OH. to the late Robert and Orthelda Heisler, She was married to her late husband Butch for nearly 60 years. Together she and Butch lived in Bradenton, Florida and for a brief period in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Betty is survived by her brother, Buddy (Anne)...
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David J. Hazard

August 16, 1942 - May 20, 2017

David J. Hazard, 74 of Concord Township, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Euclid, Ohio. Dave was born August 16, 1942 in Denver, Colorado to the late David C. & Kathleen (nee Casey) Hazard. Dave was a Concord Township resident for 29 years.Dave was the former Director of Human Resources for Rockwell International in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and...
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Mildred Anne Cerbin

September 6, 1927 - May 19, 2017

Mildred "Millie" Anne Cerbin, 89 of Willowick, passed away May 19, 2017 at Symphony of Mentor. She was born September 6, 1927 in Cleveland. Mildred was a homemaker. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt she will be deeply missed by all who loved her. She was a member of Shoregate United Methodist Church, where she was involved in the Alter Guild, Youth Puppet Ministry and the...
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Ella L. Zapf Russell

May 18, 2017

Ella L. (Cogar) Zapf Russell, age 67 of Mentor on the Lake, died Thursday May 18, 2017 at home with her husband by her side. She lived a life full of courageous battles, that she fought head on. She loved her family, friends and extended community family that she was a part of. Those who helped her along her way were very important to her and she was grateful.Survivors include her husband of 26...
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Karen J. Floyd

October 28, 1931 - May 16, 2017

Karen J. Floyd, age 85 of Madison, passed away May 16, 2017 at Lantern of Madison. She was born October 28, 1931 in Weakley County, TN.Mrs. Floyd had worked in housekeeping for Stoddard Imported Cars in Willoughby for 18 years. She loved all of the Cleveland sports teams and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Mrs. Floyd enjoyed gardening, was a fantastic cook and enjoyed baking.Survivors include her son...
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Richard P. Muny

May 16, 2017

Richard P. "Dick" Muny, 76, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 16th after a short battle with Glioblastoma cancer. Born in Cleveland in 1940, Mr. Muny was a long time Lake County resident, living in Erie, Pa and Voorschoten, The Netherlands before moving to Painesville Twp. and Kirtland Hills. Mr. Muny graduated from Shaw High School in 1958 and graduated from...
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Joan Marie Huebner

January 10, 1940 - May 15, 2017

Joan Marie "Joanie" Huebner died on Monday, May 15 at Altercare of Mentor in Mentor, Ohio. She was born on January 10, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio, the beloved daughter of Spencer and Blanche DuBay. She was graduated from Mentor High School in 1957. Joanie retired from the Mentor Public Library, and was an avid reader and great fan of author Stephen King among others. For 22 years she authored a...
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Kathryn A. Owen

September 11, 1927 - May 15, 2017

Kathryn A. (Bassett) Owen, 89 of Richmond Heights, died Monday May 15, 2017 at University Hospital, Richmond Heights, OH. She was born September 11, 1927 in Cleveland. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Wickliffe, OH and a former member of St. Margaret Mary, South Euclid; Mother of Sorrows, Ashtabula; and St. Gabriel, Concord. Survivors include her children: Joseph P. Owen, Ellen...
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Diane M. Szoradi

December 10, 1939 - May 13, 2017

Diane M. (McAllister) Szoradi, age 77 of Mentor, died Saturday May 13, 2017 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born December 10, 1939 in Cleveland, OH, where she grew up.She met her husband of 44 years and set roots in Mentor Ohio. She raised a family and enjoyed bowling, golfing, church picnics and dancing with her husband. She went on to work as a sales representative at JCPenny in fashions....
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Davis Saunders Baker

December 2, 1916 - May 13, 2017

Davis Saunders Baker (age 100) passed away on May 13, 2017 in the presence of his loving daughters, Bette and Susan. He was born in Hartford, West Virginia on December 2, 1916 to Mary Welby (Saunders) and O.L. Baker.Davis was the youngest of the five Baker children. The family moved around a lot due to O.L.'s job with the railroad, and eventually, the job landed the family in Ohio where the...
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Maria C. Conley

May 13, 2017

Maria C. Conley, 78, of Painesville, passed away on May 13, 2017 after a long illness. Maria was born in Lakewood to the late John and Margarethe Drotleff. She grew up in Medina and lived in both California and Washington State before settling in Mentor and then finally retiring to Painesville. Maria was an x-ray/lab technician when she met her late husband, Alton A. Conley Jr. She was also an...
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Marjorie A. Coffield

August 25, 1944 - May 10, 2017

Marjorie A. Coffield, 72, of Ashtabula, passed away May 10, 2017 at her home. She was born August 25, 1944 in Painesville. Mrs. Coffield was a press operator at Interlake Stamping. A devoted Cleveland Indians fan, her hobbies were crafts, painting, reading James Paterson novels, and making Easter candy for her family. Survivors are her children, Thomas (Kim) Coffield, Robert (Cathy) Coffield,...
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Karen Anne King

August 31, 1955 - May 10, 2017

Heaven gained another angel as our beloved Karen Anne King, age 61, of Mentor, lost her hard fought battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Hospice House inCleveland, Ohio, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on August 31, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a Lake County resident her entire life.Karen was a Senior Practice Manager at Ciber, Inc. headquartered in Greenwood...
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Elizabeth Dolney

May 10, 2017

Elizabeth "Liz" Dolney of Painesville, OH died on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the age of 33, in Cleveland, OH.Liz was a vibrant and loving daughter, sister, and friend to all. She will be remembered for her quirky sense of humor, ability to light up a room with her smile, and being a caring friend to anyone she knew. Liz enjoyed outdoor activities, the beach, and especially her favorite place in...
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Renee T. Petrovic

January 18, 1959 - May 9, 2017

Renee T. (Paschali) Petrovic, age 58 of Willowick and formerly of Eastlake, passed away May 9, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born January 18, 1959 in Euclid.Mrs. Petrovic had been a homemaker and before that she worked as a nurse's aide at Richmond Heights Hospital for a number of years. She was a graduate of Eastlake North High School, class of 1977. She enjoyed gardening and doing...
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Olga Zacharchenko

August 25, 1948 - May 8, 2017

Olga Zacharchenko, age 68 of Mentor, passed away May 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 25, 1948 in Cleveland.Ms. Zacharchenko was a member of Mentor United Methodist Church. She enjoyed line dancing, reading, and donating to wildlife causes.Survivors include her son Gregory (Michelle) Petricevic; daughter Nicole Petricevic; brother Fredrick Zacharchenko; sister Irene Cedatol; 4...
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Timothy J. Weber

February 26, 1952 - May 7, 2017

Timothy J. Weber, age 65 of Mentor on the Lake, died Sunday May 7, 2017 at home. He was born February 26, 1952 in Cleveland.Mr. Weber was a Postal Clerk for the United States Postal Service for many years.Survivors include his siblings: Joyce (Vincent) Belpulsi, Nancy (Bruce) Tylicki, Thomas Weber, Karen Ujcic and Michelle Weber and several nieces & nephews.Preceding Timothy in death are his...
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Betty J. Smith

August 5, 1928 - May 5, 2017

Betty J. Smith (Nedrich), 88 of Mentor, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Heartland of Mentor. She was born August 5, 1928, in Cleveland. She is survived by her siblings, Robert (Betty) Nedrich, Joyce Paul, Joan McIvor, Donald (Carm) Nedrich, Donna Tomes and James (Anita) Nedrich; good friends Kippie Kozel and Helga Ilkanich, and a loving aunt to many. Preceding her in death is her husband,...
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Claude A. Powali

April 19, 1941 - May 4, 2017

Claude A. Powali, 76 of Willowick passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born April 19, 1941 in Cleveland.Claude was U.S. Navy Veteran and served aboard the USS Oriskany. He retired from Lincoln Electric, Euclid plant, was a Past Commodore of the North East Yacht Club and Past President of District 7 International Order of Blue Gavel. Claude was a life member of the...
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John R. Creveling

December 10, 1980 - May 2, 2017

John R. Creveling, age 36 of Concord Twp, formerly of Kirtland, died Tuesday May 2, 2017. He was born December 10, 1980 in Mayfield Heights, OH.J.R. was a Realtor for Howard Hannah, Keller Williams and Falvey Realtor Companies. J.R. was a graduate of Kirtland High School, class of 1999 and he attended Lakeland Community College.Survivors include his children: Hannah & Cooper Creveling; former...
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Linda L. Donnola

September 20, 1949 - May 1, 2017

Linda L. (Marco) Donnola, 67 of Willoughby, formerly of Middlefield, died Monday May 1, 2017 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born September 20, 1949 in Cleveland, OH. Linda was a child-care professional for many years. She enjoyed walking and being surrounded by nature's beauty. She was extremely passionate about drawing and writing poetry. Dancing and singing through her home...
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Connie Whelan

December 7, 1943 - May 1, 2017

Connie Whelan, age 73 of Eastlake and formerly of Mentor, passed away May 1, 2017 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born December 7, 1943 in Cleveland.Survivors include her daughter Donna (Rick) Cicero; sons Mike (Cynthia) Whelan and Denny (Colleen) Whelan; grandchildren Nick (Chrissy), Stephanie (Tommy), Matt, Valerie, Andrea, Matt, Katie, Lauren (James) and Tim; great...
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Connie Snyder

June 9, 1962 - April 29, 2017

Connie Snyder (nee Platz), 54, of Kirtland, passed away April 29, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born June 9, 1962 in Cleveland.Connie worked as a marketing manager at CT Consultants Inc. for over 20 years. A loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a bright light in so many people's lives, and had such a...
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Jason R. Carey

August 7, 1988 - April 28, 2017

Jason R. Carey, 28, of Detroit, MI, formerly of Mentor, OH, died Friday April 28, 2017. He was born August 7, 1988 in Bethesda, MD. Jason was a caring and loving son, brother, uncle and friend, and will be remembered by his infectious laughter. He enjoyed outdoor activities, such as camping and horticulture. He loved spending time in the woods with his dog, Bear. He collected chrystals, stones,...
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Josephine M. Havran

October 1, 1930 - April 27, 2017

Josephine M. Havran, 86, of Mentor, passed away April 27, 2017. She was born October 1, 1930 in Cleveland. Mrs. Havran attended St. John Vianney Catholic Church and was a very devout Catholic. She was a beautician, cake decorator, a very loving grandmother. Her biggest request was that you pray for her and her family. Survivors are her children Maria (Leonard) Bruno, and Ronnie "Kathy" Restivo;...
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Sherry L. Patterson

November 28, 1968 - April 26, 2017

Sherry L. Patterson, 48 of Mentor, died Wednesday April 26, 2017 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord. She was born November 28, 1968 in Cleveland, OH. Sherry was a graduate of Willoughby South High School, Class of 1987.Sherry participated daily at Deepwood in Mentor and Willoughby. She enjoyed making cards, crafts and helping others. She also loved going to the park and feeding the ducks....
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Timothy M. Young

October 24, 1949 - April 24, 2017

Timothy M. Young, 67, passed away at home in Mentor on the Lake, Monday April 24, 2017. He was born October 24, 1949, in Painesville, OH.Mr. Young was a Custodian for the Mentor Exempted Board of Education for the past 34 years, working at Brentmoor Elementary School. Tim was a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI. He attended the Juilliard School in Manhattan, New York for...
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Helene E. Bockhoff

October 16, 1920 - April 23, 2017

Helene E. (Martin) Bockhoff, age 96 of Mentor, formerly of Maple Heights and Sarasota, FL, passed away April 23, 2017 at Salida Woods Assisted Living in Mentor. She was born October 16, 1920 in Fostoria, OH.Mrs. Bockhoff had been a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Mentor.Survivors include her daughter Eleanor Hager of GA; daughter in law Peggy (Bob, deceased) Bockhoff; grandchildren...
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Josephine Montana

March 2, 1922 - April 21, 2017

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

July 27, 1923 - April 19, 2017

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

February 26, 1926 - April 18, 2017

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

July 30, 1933 - April 15, 2017

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

May 12, 1937 - April 13, 2017

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

September 11, 1957 - April 12, 2017

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

March 17, 1929 - April 12, 2017

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

June 29, 1926 - April 11, 2017

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

February 22, 1966 - April 11, 2017

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

May 10, 1949 - April 11, 2017

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

January 29, 1921 - April 11, 2017

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

November 12, 1982 - April 10, 2017

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

July 28, 1923 - April 10, 2017

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

February 24, 1918 - April 9, 2017

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