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James Harry Schindler

October 22, 1938 - November 29, 2016

James Harry Schindler, 78, of Avon Lake passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Affectionately known as Harry, he was born in Cleveland and grew up in Parma, where he played multiple sports and was a member of the speech and debate team before graduation from Parma Sr. High in 1956. He attended Bowling Green State University and was very active in theater, taking lead roles in many...
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Jack A. Giannoni

April 4, 1928 - November 29, 2016

Jack A. Giannoni, 88, of Avon Lake, formerly of Racine,WI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. He was born on April 4, 1928 in Racine, WI, and attended the University of Wisconsin. Jack served in the Marines at Parris Island, SC during World War II as an Airplane Mechanic. He moved to the Cleveland area in 1955 and worked for Oster Manufacturing. He later worked for Bissell,...
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Randall "Randy" Grass

November 17, 1966 - November 26, 2016

Randall W. Grass "Randy", 50, a resident of Avon Lake for 16 years, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 26, 2016 at St. John Medical Center. He was born November 17, 1966 in Los Angeles, California. Randy graduated from Aviation High School, Cleveland, Class of 1985 and served our country in the Air Force. He was employed in Sales at Optics Inc., Brunswick for the past six years. He...
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Pamela B. Cail

April 11, 1967 - November 25, 2016

Pamela B. Cail of Sheffield Lake passed away November 25th after a short illness at the age of 49. She was born April 11, 1967. She was employed at Technifab, was an Army Specialist for 4 years and enjoyed golf, reading, travel, eating and spending time with her family. She is survived by children Richard "Danny" Lee (Samantha) of Colorado Springs, CO., Joshua Quarles of North Augusta, SC;...
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Merle Edmore Seese

January 15, 1950 - November 21, 2016

Merle Edmore Seese, age 66, loving father to Linda (York), Michael and Christopher; grandfather to Jacob Staley, Casey York, Jennifer York, Kaitlin York, Robert York and Emma Seese; Son of Shirley E. Seese (Lehman); brother to Diane Delorie (Alex), Carol Hujarski (Larry), Lois Hoover (William) and Stuart Seese (Kathy). Preceded in death by his father Stuart F. Seese, brother Mark L. Seese and...
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Johanna T. Castillo

July 24, 1930 - November 21, 2016

Johanna T. Castillo (nee Boegner), 86, of Sheffield Lake passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 surrounded by family following a lengthy illness. Johanna was born on July 24, 1930 in Munich Germany. She met her husband while he was stationed in the Air Force in Germany, and came to the US in the early 1950's. Johanna liked gardening, reading, needlework, baking, and solving crosswords...
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Christine Elizabeth Culley

December 1, 1921 - November 19, 2016

Christine Elizabeth Culley died peacefully at her residence with family attending on November 19, 2016. She was 94 years old. She was married 62 years to the late Paul E Culley, who died in January of 2016. She was the mother of 5, grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 3. Her children are Paul Culley (Maria) of Houston, TX; Carol Denzinger (Paul) of Aurora, OH; Cathy Ickes (Rick) of Avon...
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Maria S. Bieneman

April 12, 1928 - November 18, 2016

Maria S. Bieneman (nee Krallinger) 88, beloved wife of the Late William and loving mother of the late Alland. Cherished grandmother of Corinna Fleck, Christina Morris, Alexander Bieneman, Kathryn Strandquest (Ryan), William and Frank Bieneman. Great grandmother of 14 and great-great grandmother of 1. Passed away peacefully, Friday, November 18, 2016. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions...
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Thomas M. Brown

July 19, 1940 - November 18, 2016

Thomas M. Brown, 76, of Bay Village. Loving and devoted husband of 51 years of Susan (nee McCahon); cherished father of Thomas M. Brown, III (Missy), Julie Karabatsos (Paul), and Amy Lupson (Dane); proud grandfather of Mary Anderson and Loulu Brown, Maggie, Sarah, and Kelly Karabatsos, and Garrett and Connor Lupson, passed away suddenly of natural causes Friday November 18, 2016. Preceded in...
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Olga Andro

December 10, 1919 - November 14, 2016

Olga Andro, one of Avon Lakes oldest residents lived 97 wonderful years. She was able to spend the last years of her life in the care of her children Loretta Clark (Dave Downing), Victoria Schminky (Roy) and Andy Andro (Kelly). Her grandchildren; Mignon Miller, Matt Andro, Michelle Andro, James Schminky, Laura Montgomery, Jeff Andro (deceased), have been very close to her. She also has 9...
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Steven Joseph Borer

September 24, 1961 - November 11, 2016

Steven Joseph Borer, age 55, passed away on Friday, November 11th, 2016. He was born on September 24th, 1961 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lorain Ohio. He grew up in Sheffield and Sheffield Lake, Ohio graduating from Brookside High School in 1979. An avid athlete and sports fan after discovering football at age 9, Steve was co-captain of the BHS football team and wrestling team and played for Ohio...
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Thomas L. Diffenbaugh

January 21, 1938 - November 11, 2016

Thomas L. Diffenbaugh, 78, of Avon Lake passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016. Tom was born on January 21, 1938, and was a 1956 graduate of Avon Lake High School. He served in the Air Force, and was a typesetter for the government printing office, and he also worked part-time at the Avon Lake Police Department. Tom was a member of St. Joseph Church, loved bowling and basketball, and he...
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Kenneth K. Kowalski

October 27, 1944 - November 9, 2016

Kenneth K. Kowalski, 72, of Avon Lake, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Kenneth was born on October 27, 1944, and was a 1963 graduate of Avon Lake High School. He was a Lithographer, and retired from City Blue, Cleveland after 15 years, having previously worked for 25 years at LithoKraft, Cleveland. Kenneth was the Stage Manager for Mighty Goliath Productions...
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Roberta Marie Cinadr

May 17, 1957 - November 7, 2016

Roberta Cinadr (nee Truesdell), 59, of Avon formerly of Hudson, Tampa and Phoenix passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 following a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Berta was born May 17, 1957 in Lakewood and had lived in Parma, Cleveland, Hudson, and Avon during her years in Ohio. Berta was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandma who had an intense love for her family, a...
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Zachary Lee Manilla

August 26, 1990 - November 6, 2016

Zachary Lee Manilla, 26, of Avon Lake passed away peacefully at Elyria Medical Center on Sunday, November 6, 2016. He was born on August 26, 1990 and was a 2009 graduate of Avon Lake High School. Zachary attended Lorain County Community College and worked with the Laborers Local 758. Zachary will be remembered for his kindness and his ability to make friends with everyone. He loved the...
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Sandra D. Hamilton

November 30, 1964 - November 6, 2016

Sandra D. Hamilton, (Szanto), 51, of Lorain formerly of Amherst, passed away following a sudden illness, Sunday, November 6, 2016. Sandy was born in Avon Lake on November 30, 1964. Sandy worked at Kaydon Bearings in Avon, OH and Dreco Inc. in North Ridgeville in the Accounts Payable department. She was a 1983 graduate of Avon Lake High School (Shoremen) where she was a sports cheerleader. Sandy...
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Don Sohl

September 12, 1958 - November 3, 2016

Don Sohl, 58, of LaGrange fell asleep in death on Thursday, November 3, 2016 following a quiet yet courageous battle with cancer. Don was born on September 12, 1958 in Cleveland, and was a graduate of Elyria West High School, Class of 1976. He worked for the Goodman family for over 20 years, serving as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at White Dove Mattress Company. Don attended the...
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Linda A. Ransburg

December 5, 1951 - November 2, 2016

Linda A. Ransburg (nee McKercher), 64, of Avon Lake, formerly of North Olmsted, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Main Street Care Center after a 3 year battle with cancer. Linda was born on December 5, 1951 in Saline, MI, and attended Bowling Green State University. She worked as a Legal Secretary for 31 years with various firms. Linda enjoyed cooking, shopping, knitting, her pets,...
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Jason Gerard Corbo

April 16, 1970 - October 29, 2016

Jason G. Corbo, 46. Loving father of Joseph, Michael, and Ella; devoted son of Jerry and Cheryle Corbo; dear brother of Stacy Schlosser (David); and uncle of Madelyn and Elizabeth; former husband of Tracey Corbo. Passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Church, 410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake on Wednesday, November 2 at 10am. Additional services and burial will...
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James Michael Jones, Sr.

August 18, 1950 - October 23, 2016

James Michael Jones, Sr., 66. Loving husband of Margaret Thompson-Jones; loving father of James Michael Jones, Jr., Jennifer Renee Jones, and Joseph Thomas Jones (Mary); loving grandfather of Lucas Wiggins, Alaina Jones, and Hailey Knight; loving brother of Thomas, John (dec.), Daniel, and William; uncle, great-uncle, and cousin of many. 42 year member of Cleveland Carpenters Local 212. Passed...
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Thomas A. Kern

September 1, 1940 - October 19, 2016

Thomas A. Kern, 76 of Lorain, formerly of Oberlin, Geneva, IL and Bay Village, passed away, Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at his home. Thomas was born September 1, 1940 to the late Kenneth E. and Dorothy J. (nee VanAusdale) Kern in Oberlin. Thomas was a 1959 graduate of Oberlin High School. He served six years in the Ohio Air National Guard being honorably discharged as Airman First Class in...
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Russell "Russ" Kendall

November 25, 1926 - October 15, 2016

Russell "Russ" Kendall age 89 of Avon Lake passed away October 15, 2016. He was the beloved husband for 65 years of Virginia "Gini" (nee Cawrse) Kendall; loving father of Deborah De Mars (Gary), Leslie Kallio (Dennis), David "Scott" Kendall, and Kimberly Kendall (Reg Reisenbichler); cherished grandfather of Kate, Meg, Jake, Joe, Jim, and Bill; and great-grandfather of Jinny. Russ was a...
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George Rockas

October 22, 1925 - October 10, 2016

George Rockas, 90, a lifelong resident of Avon Lake, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 10, 2016. George was born on October 22, 1925 in Royal Oak, Michigan, and was a 1943 graduate of Avon Lake High School. He was a Purple Heart Veteran, having served in the Marines in World War II in Okinawa. George was a plasterer in the construction trade for various companies before working in...
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Thomas W. Miller

July 12, 1958 - October 10, 2016

Thomas W. Miller, 58, of Grafton, formerly of Lorain, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 at Ames Family Hospice House, following a brief illness. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Lucy Idol Center, 435 Nicholson Rd., Vermilion, OH 44089. A private memorial service will be held at St. Joseph in Avon Lake. (440)933-3202 www.buschcares.com
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Charles Scoffil

May 24, 1937 - October 10, 2016

Charles Scoffil, 79 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Lorain, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Charles worked at Lake Erie Electric for over 37 years; and he enjoyed fishing, motorcycles, and fixing everything. Charles is survived by his wife Sandy (nee Gfell); children Anthony, Carol Carte, Charles Jr. (Lisa), and Lynne; grandchildren Jaime, Lindsay, Justin, Jessica,...
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Jean Kathryn Price

April 21, 1922 - October 9, 2016

Jean Kathryn Price (nee Fricker) passed away peacefully on October 9, 2016 at Sunrise Senior Living in Gahanna, Ohio. Born April 21, 1922 to the late Harry and Anna (nee Borsch) in Lakewood, Ohio, she was the oldest sister to Charles "Chuck" Fricker and Robert "Bob" Fricker. Jean married Moses "Chuck" Price in Avon Lake on June 29, 1946. After Moses' service in the military, which stationed them...
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Thespo "Tess" Szanto

August 28, 1931 - October 5, 2016

Thespo "Tess" Szanto (nee Keron) of Avon Lake, Ohio passed away October 5, 2016, at Sprenger Health Care Systems in Avon Lake after a brief illness. She was born on August 28, 1931 to Samuel and Margaret (nee Bodak) Keron, was raised in Lorain, and was a resident of Avon Lake for over 55 years. She attended Lorain City Schools and worked in her parents' restaurant during her early years (the...
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Claire H. Haberstro

April 24, 1933 - October 5, 2016

Claire M. Haberstro (nee Zehfuss), 83, of Avon Lake passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 5, 2016. She was born April 24, 1933 in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. to parents William and Elva (nee Adamson) Zehfuss. Claire earned her Master's Degree from Carnegie Melon in Pittsburgh, Pa. She went on to work at Higbee's in Cleveland, Sell's Hallmark & Candy in Avon Lake and retired from Tree House Café in Avon....
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William Lloyd Burr

March 23, 1921 - October 4, 2016

William Lloyd Burr, 95, of Avon Lake, formerly of Rochester and LaPorte, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. William was born on March 23, 1921 in Youngstown, OH to parents William Henry and Claire Ella (nee Thornton). William was a 1940 graduate of La Porte High School, and he served for 3 years in the Army in England during World War II. He enjoyed golf, was a member of the...
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Kathleen C. Eren

March 28, 1955 - October 1, 2016

Kathleen C. Eren, age 61, of Avon Lake, passed away on October 1, 2016 at Fairview Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing receiving her RN BSN degree in 1978. She is survived by her husband Mustafa, her son Metin (Rebecca), her daughter Nimet (Jonathan), her grandson Peter and her brothers John Michael and Joseph. She was...
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James Michael Burton

August 1, 1942 - September 28, 2016

James Michael Burton, 74, of North Ridgeville, formerly of Pennsylvania, Avon Lake, and Sandusky, completed his life's journey on September 28, 2016 after his battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Born on August 1, 1942 in Kittanning PA, Jim attended Brookside High School and graduated from Ford City High school PA, and he attended Indiana University of PA College. He was honorably discharged from the...
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Kimberly A. Smith

August 24, 1971 - September 28, 2016

Kimberly A. Smith (nee Hattan), 45 of Avon Lake, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, surrounded by her loving family after a brave battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Derrick; loving mother of Emma and Natalya; dear daughter of the late William and Wanda Hattan; cherished sister of Jennifer Cimino, William Hattan, Jr., and Lisa Glovitch (John); daughter-in-law of Dennie and Pauline;...
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Janet M. Greive

December 10, 1932 - September 26, 2016

Janet M. Greive (nee Walters), 83, of Avon Lake, passed away suddenly after a short illness on Monday, September 26, 2016. Janet was born on December 10, 1932 in Spencer, Ohio to parents Warren and Marie Walters. Janet was a cheerleader for the "winningest team in Medina County" while she attended Spencer High School, which she graduated from in 1950. Janet supported her husband during the...
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Mary Esther Barnes

August 31, 1923 - September 26, 2016

Mary Esther Barnes, (nee McCoy), 93. Beloved mother of Mark (Barbara), Daniel, David (Janet), Peter (Pam), and Philip (Bernadette). Loving grandmother of Dave (Beth), Rebecca, Matthew (Lindsey), Michael, Jennifer, Greg, Rachel, Katie, Philip, Dana, Erin (Nick), and Megan. Great-grandmother to 3 children: Alexis, Brian, and Emma. Dear sister of Lowell (Carolyn), Elverne Tipton, Bess Manney, and...
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Virginia "Ginnie" L. Eskew

March 4, 1954 - September 19, 2016

Virginia "Ginnie" L. Eskew Heaven welcomed a new angel on September 19, 2016, after a long battle with Leukemia. Ginnie was born on March 4, 1954 in Germany, to parents Lawrence C. and Irene (nee Acord) Eskew. Ginnie was a 1972 graduate of Berea High School; she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Baldwin Wallace University and a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Cuyahoga...
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Victoria L. Robinson

January 24, 1988 - September 11, 2016

Victoria L. Robinson, 28 of Avon Lake, passed away, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic after a courageous battle with cystic fibrosis. Vicki's brother Paul wrote on Facebook, "For those who didn't know, Vicki got her call yesterday [Friday] and had what was a very successful surgery, she later suffered from unforeseen complications and even though she's the...
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Michael R. Shmelter

August 22, 1967 - September 9, 2016

Michael R. Shmelter, age 49 of Avon Lake. 1985 Graduate of Westlake H.S. Hobbies: race cars and farm tractors and farming. Alter server at Holy Trinity Church, Avon. Survived by Parents Eugene and Mary Jane (nee Rezac), siblings, Valerie Messenger of North Ridgeville, Larry (Connie) of Avon, Gregory of Westlake and Matthew (Tiffany) of Avon; and many nieces and nephews.
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Emmarie B. Vogt

March 29, 1924 - September 7, 2016

Emmarie B. Vogt (née Cornett) age 92 of Avon Lake, OH passed away peacefully at home September 7, 2016. A nurse, World War II veteran, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Emmie will be dearly missed by many whose lives she touched. Emmarie was born in Hazard, KY on March 29, 1924 to Manuel and Josie (née Walls) Cornett. Her family moved to Detroit where Emmie enrolled in...
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Sharon Mason

July 5, 1938 - September 7, 2016

Sharon Elaine Wozniak Mason of Dunellen, Florida, formerly of Avon Lake, Ohio passed away on September 7, 2016. Sharon was the wife of late Wayne Mason, and the sister of Raymond Wozniak (Jeanette) and Donald Wozniak (Eileen). Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Marie (nee Novotny) Wozniak. Sharon was an aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews. Sharon was a 1956...
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Raymond Szabo

October 31, 1930 - September 6, 2016

Raymond Paul Szabo, died peacefully Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence in Olmsted Township. He was born October 31, 1930 in Lorain, Ohio and was 85 years old. Ray was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the Air Force. He had a long career working with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroads in Cleveland, Ohio. His C & O career allowed him to work with Cyrus Eaton and he and his...
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Martha Estok

January 27, 1927 - September 5, 2016

Martha Hiel Estok, age 89, of Bay Village is reunited with the Lord. Preceded in death by husband H. Frank Estok, parents Peter and Katharina Hiel, brothers Gerold and Hans Hiel, and sister Herta Depner. Martha is survived by daughter Kimberly Eiting (Douglas), nephew Robert (Marilee) Meinzer, Goddaughter Kelly (Dave) Toth, great nieces, Karen (Steve) Petro, Karla (Gary) Arens and Kristine (Joe)...
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Evelyn V. Moats

April 29, 1922 - September 3, 2016

EVELYN V. MOATS (nee Evans), 94, of Avon Lake, OH and formerly of Rochester, NY passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Ames Family Hospice, Westlake surrounded by her family following a short illness. She was born April 29, 1922 in Leadmine, WV. Evelyn was employed as a welder for General Dynamics in Rochester, NY for over 25 years before retiring. She was a member of Christian Heritage...
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Albert E. Prokupek

October 8, 1921 - September 2, 2016

ALBERT E. PROKUPEK, 94, of Avon Lake and formerly of Statesville, NC and Cleveland passed away peacefully Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Ames Family Hospice Facility in Westlake. He was born October 8, 1921 in Cleveland and was a graduate of West Tech High School. Albert served our country during World War II in the Army Air Corp. as 2nd Lieutenant Bombardier. He flew 38 missions, surviving...
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Carol J. Aufdenkampe

November 23, 1928 - August 28, 2016

Carol J. Aufdenkampe (nee Gnuschke), 87 of Avon Lake, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. She was born on November 23, 1928 in Cleveland and graduated from Rhodes High School. She attended Lorain County Community College for her Associate's Degree and she worked at Fruehauf Trailer, Cardinal Federal Bank, and as a realtor. She was an active member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in...
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Margaret Mary Radeff

October 17, 1935 - August 25, 2016

Margaret Mary Radeff (nee Monyak), 80 of Avon Lake, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at St. John Medical Center from congestive heart failure. Margaret was born on October 17, 1935 in Cleveland, and was an Assistant Cook at Avon Lake High School. Margaret was a member of Holy Spirit Church, and she enjoyed crocheting, crafting, and tole painting. Margaret is...
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Christine Bartley Rush

October 28, 1947 - August 22, 2016

Christine Bartley Rush (nee Zajicek), 68 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Autumn Aegis, after a lengthy illness. Christine was born on October 28, 1947 in Moosburg, Germany, and came to the United States in 1976. She lived in Clarksville, TN, and belonged to the German American Club there, before moving to Sheffield Lake. Christine was...
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Kimberley Dee Manilla

May 14, 1965 - August 21, 2016

Kimberley D. Manilla of Lorain, Ohio; loving mother of Mikayla Keating and Zachary Manilla; best friend and life companion to Barry Trest; sister to Teresa Graham Thomas, James Graham, Suzann Graham Metzger. She will also be missed by the animals she loved and cared for as family. Kimberley was a beautiful and kind woman who left this world far too soon. She had an optimism and positivity...
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Nicholas "Nick" Aquino

August 19, 1936 - August 21, 2016

Nicholas "Nick" R. Aquino, 80, of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully at home, on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Nick was born on August 19, 1936 in Buffalo, NY. He attended Canisius College, and graduated from the University of South Carolina. He was a chemical engineer, and retired from B.F. Goodrich Chemical. Nick was a member of St. Joseph Church, where he coached CYO basketball; he loved...
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Robert J. Walkowsky

August 19, 2016

Robert J. Walkowsky, 88, resided in Avon, Ohio and was born in Johnstown, PA in 1928. Beloved husband of Leona (nee Sabo) for 67 years. Loving father of Barbara Cozza of Stow, OH, Linda (Ed) Bowman of Shiloh, IL, and Joan (Vic) Knight of Goodyear, AZ; grandfather of Carin Cozza, Dustin Morter, Bryan Morter, Megan (Craig) Brandt and Eric Knight and great-grandfather of three; and brother of...
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Eugenia Piwowar

August 16, 1920 - August 18, 2016

Eugenia Piwowar (nee Felski), 96 of Sheffield Lake, passed away quietly in her sleep, at home, on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Eugenia "Red" was born on August 16, 1920 in Buffalo, NY. Her first job was as "Rosie the Riveter" at Curtis-Wright, making fighter planes and transports during World War II. She moved to Sheffield Lake in 1958, and was a homemaker, devoting most of her life to caring...
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Kimberly Nanet Adams (Blesi)

November 28, 1967 - August 13, 2016

Kimberly Nanet Adams (nee Bush), age 48, of Avon Lake, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Main Street Care Center. She was born on November 28, 1967, in Cleveland, to William and Dolores (Sis) Bush. Kim was a 1986 graduate of Magnificat High School, and she attended Bowling Green State University. She worked as a Para-Professional at Westview Elementary School in the Avon Lake City...
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Beatrice "Bea" Beard

September 1, 1925 - August 11, 2016

Beatrice "Bea" Beard, 90, of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Bea was born September 1, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio. She permanently moved to Avon Lake in 1941, where she met her late husband of 63 years, Chuck Beard. Bea loved spending time with her family. She was actively involved in teaching Sunday School,...
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Paul S. Veach

February 20, 1955 - August 9, 2016

Paul S. Veach, 61, of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Kulpmont, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, after a short battle with cancer. Paul was born on February 20, 1955 in Kulpmont, PA., and graduated from Kulpmont High School. He worked as a security screener for the TSA at Cleveland Hopkins Airport for 12 years, until the time of his illness. Paul was a poker player and a sports...
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Scott Jacob Weinman

January 7, 1972 - August 7, 2016

Scott Jacob Weinman, 44, of Elyria, formerly of Sheffield Village, passed away suddenly, on Sunday, August 7, 2016. Scott was born on January 7, 1972 in Cleveland, and was a 1991 graduate of Avon Lake High School. He earned an Associate's Degree from LCCC and worked for 18 years as a Draftsman for Invacare. Scott was a great dad who enjoyed spending time with his daughter and involving her in...
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Sylvia H. Browning

December 31, 1922 - August 4, 2016

Sylvia H. Browning (nee Dorrer), 93, of Avon Lake, passed away at Main Street Care Center on Thursday, August 4, 2016. She was born on December 31, 1922 in Cleveland. Sylvia was an independent woman and until recently lived alone. She liked gardening, taking care of her home and just having fun. She had a great sense of humor. She was a sweet person who was loved by everyone and had a kind...
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Leo D. Montague

August 3, 1925 - August 2, 2016

Leo D. Montague, 90, of Avon Lake, formerly of Cleveland-west side, Passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. He was born in Cleveland on August 3, 1925, and served in the U.S. Army in Okanawa, Japan during World War II. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years, and he was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling to various...
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Mary Jane Rew

September 27, 1928 - July 27, 2016

Mary Jane Rew, 87, of Berea, OH, formerly of Saegertown, PA and Conneaut Lake, PA, went home to meet the Lord on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Jane was born on September 27, 1928, and was one of 19 children. Jane demonstrated her love of life by making those around her feel loved and so very special. Jane was known for keen eye for antiques, but truly excelled in connecting as a grandmother and...
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Arnett E. Wagner

June 13, 1933 - July 26, 2016

Arnett Wagner, 83 of Avon Lake for the past 10 years, formerly of Bay Village for 38 years, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. He was born on June 13, 1933 in Kirkwood, MO, and he attended Glenville St. College in West Virginia, where he met his wife. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic for 4 years at the end of the Korean War. He retired from US Gypsum after 23 years of...
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Kathryn (Kate) McClellan

August 3, 1923 - July 24, 2016

Kathryn (Kate) B. McClellan, 93, of Avon Lake, entered into eternal rest on July 24, 2016. She lived her life with dignity and grace. Family was everything to her. She enjoyed golf, traveling, camping, and loved to read. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Leopold and Jane McClellan, both of Avon Lake; son Ted McClellan of Columbus; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She...
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Kathleen E. Hug

February 7, 1939 - July 24, 2016

Kathleen E. Hug, 77 of Avon, formerly of Rockville, MD. Loving sister of Jeannette Carson and John Hug; dear aunt of six; great-aunt of 11. Passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, July 29 at 10:30am at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village. (440)933-3202 www.buschcares.com
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James J. Seifer

February 10, 1924 - July 22, 2016

James Seifer, 92, of Avon Lake, formerly of Erie, PA, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 22, 2016. He was born on February 10, 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA, and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of Lakeshore Country Club, and he enjoyed golfing, fishing, and buying and selling cars. He is survived by 9 children, Judy Waytenick, Janet Mogel, Jeanne Lebastchi, Sue...
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Ann Theresa Muller

May 23, 1920 - July 19, 2016

Ann Theresa Muller, lovingly known by her grandchildren and family as Mona, passed away on July 19, 2016, in Avon Lake, Ohio. She was 96 years old and had a beautiful life with her husband and lifetime love, John A. Muller. Ann and John were married 56 years when John passed away in 2002. Ann never stopped loving him and honoring his life. Ann was a nurse in the U.S Army and met John in New...
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Pat Brady

January 4, 1933 - July 19, 2016

Pat Brady, age 83 of Avon. Loving wife of 63 years to Bob; caring mother of Michael (Lisa); grandmother of Meagan, Cameron, and Collin Brady; passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 32929 Lake Rd., Avon Lake. (440)933-3202 www.buschcares.com
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Yvonne Hathaway

January 17, 1938 - July 18, 2016

Yvonne Hathaway (nee Stacy), 78 of Sheffield Lake, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was born on January 17, 1938 in Gary, Indiana, and she graduated from Cowen High School in Cowen, West Virginia, where she taught 1st through 6th grade in a one room school house before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in 1960, where she began work at Howard Johnsons as...
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Bryce Schaffer

November 24, 1988 - July 14, 2016

BRYCE X. SCHAFFER, 27; beloved husband of Rachel M. (nee Helm); loving father of Lincoln, Giovanni, and Brayden; son of Max and Peggy (nee Sheetz), brother of Lindy Schaffer; grandson of Adriel Schaffer. Passed away Thursday July 14, 2016. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 163 Avon-Belden Rd. Avon Lake from 4pm until time of Memorial service at 8pm Wednesday July 20, 2016. www...
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Rick S. Blanchard

November 14, 1965 - July 11, 2016

Rick S. Blanchard, 50, of Avon Lake passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Monday, July 11, 2016. He was born on November 14, 1965 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was a 1985 graduate of Avon Lake High School. Rick was a painting contractor, and he owned Blanchard's Painting in Avon Lake for over 25 years. Rick enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, music, and he played the guitar and...
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Frederick Albert James

May 29, 1930 - July 10, 2016

Frederick Albert James, 86 of Avon Lake, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016. He was born on May 29, 1930 to Edith Irene (nee Leasure) and Clyde James, in Cumberland, Maryland. Frederick joined the Navy and achieved the rank of 3rd Class Petty Officer. He always referred to being on "the ship" USS Lofberg DD 759, where he was a boiler tender and fireman. He was honorably discharged, and...
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Saveah Marie Hamby

July 9, 2016 - July 9, 2016

Saveah Marie Hamby, 1 day old, passed away after being born with an illness, Saturday, July 9, 2016. Saveah was born to parents Sean M. Hamby and Katrina L. Taylor, she will be loved and missed by a huge number of family members including the Hambys, the Browns, the Mihalciks, the Oteros, the Flanigans and uncle Charles Fields. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon...
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John Anthony Bello

October 10, 1962 - July 7, 2016

John Anthony Bello, after waiting faithfully 53 years for a Cleveland sports team to win a championship, "went out with his boots on", Thursday, July 7. He was a lifelong student of the game of golf and the 2013 Elyria Country Club Champion. He married his best friend and "teammate", Mary, on April 29, 1989 and would frequently point out that Prince William and Duchess Kate copied their wedding...
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Patricia Pshock

May 11, 1936 - July 3, 2016

Patricia A. Pshock, 80, passed away on July 3, 2016. She was born in Albany, NY on May 11, 1936. She is survived by 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Pshock. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake on Thursday, July 7 from 5-8pm.
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Jean S. Barth

October 18, 1927 - July 2, 2016

Jean Savage Barth, 88 of Westlake, formerly of Bay Village, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was born on October 18, 1927 in Elyria to parents Paul Maurice and Treva (nee Davis) Savage. Jean's father gave her the nickname "Rosebud", and would often place a rosebud in her room as she was growing up in Lakewood. Jean was one of the 20% of women from her high school class in...
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Mariesta M Krauss

June 23, 1920 - June 29, 2016

Mariesta M. Krauss, 96 of Bay Village, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. She was born in Cleveland on June 23, 1920. She graduated from Lakewood High School and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Kent State University. Mariesta was a past member of the Bay Village Women's Club and the West Shore Water Ski Club. She particularly liked dogs, reading, and chocolate. ...
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Joselle Cox, (nee Thomas)

November 16, 1952 - June 27, 2016

Joselle Cox (nee Thomas), 63 of Avon Lake, formerly of Van Buren, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016. She was born on November 16, 1952 in Miami, Florida. Joselle was the Homecoming queen and senior class vice president, of her 1971 graduating class at Van Buren High School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree at Bowling Green State University where she was Miss Bowling Green. She also...
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Timothy John Ressler

December 7, 1993 - June 26, 2016

Timothy John Ressler, 22 of Lorain, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was born on December 7, 1993 in Cleveland and played football for Avon Lake High School, where he graduated from in 2012. He was a landscaper for The Yard Works, Inc., and he enjoyed being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, golfing, fishing, and grilling out. ...
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Thomas A. Slater

August 4, 1941 - June 22, 2016

Thomas A. Slater, 74 of Avon formerly of Valparaiso, IN passed away, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Ames Hospice House, Westlake following a six year battle with cancer. Mr. Slater was born August 4, 1941 in Detroit, and had lived in Valparaiso for 18 years before returning to Ohio and settling in Avon three years ago. Thomas was a 1959 graduate of Cooley High School, Detroit, MI. He then...
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Peter C. "Pete" Mallett

July 6, 1941 - June 22, 2016

Peter "Pete" C. Mallett, 74 of Bay Village, formerly of Lakewood, passed away peacefully at Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Mallett was born July 6, 1941 in Detroit and had lived in Bay Village since 1971. Pete was a graduate of Lakewood High School and went on to work as a salesperson in the Material Handling Business, a...
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Frances Margaret Ruth

June 17, 1947 - June 20, 2016

Frances Margaret Ruth (nee Kovach) passed away peacefully on June 20, 2016 from cancer. She was born on June 17, 1947 in Lorain, Ohio, where she lived most of her life, moving to Avon Lake in 2009. "It pays to please" was a motto that hung on the wall of her grandfather's Lorain east side bakery. All those who met Fran know how true that motto was for her life. She was generous, kind, and...
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Jacob C. Seger

December 18, 1925 - June 18, 2016

Jacob C. Seger, age 90, of Amherst, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, June 18 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain. Jacob Seger was born in 1925 in Avon Lake, Ohio and lived in Avon Lake for 57 years before moving to Amherst. Mr. Seger graduated from Avon Lake High School and served in the US Navy on the USS Du Page in the South Pacific during WWII. He started his career at the Avon...
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Virginia Flint

October 7, 1926 - June 10, 2016

Virginia L. Flint (nee Chmura), 89, of Avon Lake passed away peacefully on June 10, 2016, surrounded by her family .Beloved wife of Harry, loving mother of Linda Davis (Mike), Pamela Gerhan (Paul); cherished nana to her grandchildren Tim Gerhan (Elizabeth), Angela Gerhan (Brian Sanchez), Andrew Warner (Christina), Robyn Warner, five great grandchildren and dear sister to Adeline Lusnia. She was...
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Katherine Kellogg

September 17, 1923 - June 9, 2016

Katherine Kellogg (nee Hendle), 92 of Avon Lake, passed away on June 9, 2016. She was born on September 17, 1923 in Cologne, Germany, and graduated in 1941 from North Ridgeville High School. She was a receptionist for 36 years at Dr. Kotowski's dental office until she retired at age 91. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and was an avid traveler who also enjoyed reading and...
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Doris May Carlson

March 27, 1926 - June 9, 2016

Doris May Carlson (nee Davis) 90 of Avon Lake passed away, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake following a two year struggle with Alzhheimers. Mrs. Carlson was born March 27, 1926 in Kane, PA and had lived in Avon Lake for the past 64 years. Mrs. Carlson was a graduate of Kane High School and received her nursing degree from Butler County Nursing School. She...
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Mary (Patrick) Butcher

April 29, 1949 - June 8, 2016

Mary Butcher (nee Patrick), age 67, passed away peacefully June 8, 2016, after a courageous yearlong battle with an illness. Beloved wife of Robert Butcher, loving mother of Michael Intihar and Pyra Intihar, grandmother to Victoria Colemire and Laurel Colemire, dear sister of Jimmy and Mike Patrick, and cherished daughter of Bennedict and Isabell Patrick, both deceased. Mary was born in...
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Doris Mae Jacoby

January 30, 1924 - May 28, 2016

Doris Mae Jacoby (nee Novotny), 92, of Avon Lake passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Malachi House of Hope, Cleveland following a brief illness. She was born January 30, 1924 in Cleveland the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Novotny (nee Keska). Mrs. Jacoby was employed as a secretary with the American Cancer Society, Elyria for 20 years before retiring. She was a member of Calvary...
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Bob Flajnik

May 19, 1967 - May 26, 2016

Bob Flajnik, age 49, of Avon Lake, Ohio; beloved husband of Cindy Flajnik (nee Griffith); dear son of John Flajnik, Sr. and Bernadette Flajnik; beloved grandson of the late Ann Pogacar; dear brother of Lynda Dougherty (Paul), John, Jr. and Tom; beloved uncle to Grace, Marleah, Justin and Jacob; dear brother-in-law of Joey Griffith (Tina), Crissy Shrake, Justin Griffith (Miranda), James Griffith,...
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Erwin A. Bero

September 8, 1916 - May 24, 2016

Erwin A. Bero, 99.5 of Avon Lake. Beloved husband of the late Virginia (nee Free); loving father of Charlotte Koi (Robert J.) and Kathleen Morris (the late Karl); devoted Papa of Mark (Nancy) and Doug Koi (Jay Jay), Victoria Gutbrod (Matthew), Gregg (Carol), and Scott (Eileen) Morris; Great-Oom-Papa of Bailee, Logan, Delaney, Reese, Ella, Grace, Olivia, Cole, Lea, Aiden, and Garrett; dear brother...
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Barbara (nee Halterman) Markham

May 26, 1939 - May 19, 2016

BARBARA E. MARKHAM (nee Halterman), age 76, of Bay Village; loving wife of Dr. Thomas; mother of Eleanor Wood, Julia Glazko (John) and Cynthia Elizondo (Ricardo); grandmother of Ian and Phoebe Glazko, Sonia and Eric Elizondo; dear sister of nine; special nieces Amanda Smith-Chenoweth and Ona Smith-Strother; great-nephew Isaac Sams and great-niece Claira Strother. Passed away Thursday, May 19,...
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Norflett Ray Jones

April 21, 1924 - May 17, 2016

Rev. Norflett Ray Jones, 92, a forty plus year resident of Elyria passed away Tuesday, May 17 at the Abbeywood, Elyria, OH. Rev. Jones was born April 21, 1924 in Isle of Wight, VA, resided in Vero Beach, FL before moving to Elyria. After graduation from high school, Rev. Jones took a job in the New Port News Shipyard and soon enlisted in the United States Navy. After his time in the...
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Dennis Lee Bradley

May 29, 1943 - May 14, 2016

Dennis L. Bradley, 72, of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness on Saturday, May 14, 2016. He was surrounded by his loving family in his own home when he left to meet the Lord. Denny was born and raised in New Alexandria, Ohio. He proudly served his country in The United States Air Force. He started his career as a pipefitter while living in Jefferson...
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George Kenneth Mullin

October 6, 1934 - May 13, 2016

George Kenneth Mullin, age 81, of Avon Lake, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, at his home surrounded by family. Beloved husband of the late Joyce (née Anderson), he is survived by his sons Ken (Karen), Jeff, Tim (Tracey), Kevin (Susan), Stephen (Tricia), and eight grandchildren. Born in Mamaroneck, New York, he served in the Korean War as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He...
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Doris E. Haire

October 6, 1927 - May 11, 2016

Doris E. Haire, 88 of Avon Lake formerly of Lakewood, passed away, following a short illness, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born October 6, 1927 in Cleveland. Doris worked for many years as an office manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Middleburg Heights. She would take three buses to get to work. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Avon Lake. Doris was an avid doll...
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Ronald D. Johnson

September 9, 1931 - May 10, 2016

Ronald D. Johnson, 84 of Avon Lake, formerly of Sheffield Lake passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at St. John Medical Center. He was born on September 9, 1931 in Lorain, and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years in Alaska as a cook. He worked at Republic Steel in Cleveland, and retired from his position as an electrician for the Ford Motor Company, Avon Lake Plant. He was a...
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Denise Blair

July 18, 1954 - May 8, 2016

Denise Blair, age 61, of Baltimore OH, was born July, 18, 1954 in Toledo OH. She died at home on Sunday, May 8, 2016. She worked as a Medical Transcriptionist in Cleveland. She loved walks in the park and driving in the country. She enjoyed visits to Amish country and watching the sunset over Lake Erie in Rocky River. Denise was a Christian author and wrote many devotional books. She is survived...
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Mary Lynn Godzich

October 18, 1950 - May 8, 2016

Mary Lynn Godzich (nee McElroy), 65 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Lakewood. Loving mother of Jennifer Ohmer (Bill), John Godzich, and Christopher Godzich; adored grandmother of Brandon, Andrew, Briana, Sean, Carlynn, and William; beloved sister of Carol Edwards (John); Auntie Mary Lou to nieces Heidi, Lisa, and Lauren; cherished companion Cathy Schneider. Passed away May 7, 2016. In lieu of...
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Clara B. Scott

February 25, 1938 - May 7, 2016

Clara B. Scott (nee Buckstad), 78 of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away, Saturday May 7, 2016. Clara was born February 25, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY. She was a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. She worked as a fashion designer during the 1950's at companies including Stork Style, Ed Volin and Hymor. Clara used her talents of art, music, and fashion to brighten the world...
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Brian Tierney

July 9, 1942 - May 6, 2016

Brian Tierney, 73 of Avon Lake formerly of Lake Forest, IL and Bay Village, OH passed unexpectedly, Friday, May 6, 2016 at St. John Medical Center. Brian was born July 9, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan and had lived in Avon Lake the past 13 years. Mr. Tierney was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the United State Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He worked in sales for Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical...
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Wade Marshall Mertz, Jr.

September 15, 1940 - May 2, 2016

Wade Marshall Mertz, Jr, 75 of North Ridgeville, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully at home, cared for by his family and with the support of Cleveland Clinic Home Hospice, on May 2, 2016. He was born on September 15, 1940 in Oberlin, and was a 1958 graduate of Vermilion High School. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Kent State University in 1963, and was commissioned...
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Charlene M. Schwager

May 10, 1933 - April 29, 2016

Charlene M. Schwager (nee Rennier), 82, of Sheffield Village, OH, formerly of Flora, Illinois passed away on April 29, 2016 surrounded by family following a sudden illness. She was born on May 10, 1933 in Olney, Illinois. She retired from Roadmaster after 23 years. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, and she enjoyed quilting, playing solitaire, and knitting hats for Birthright...
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John Robert Rolston

August 4, 1928 - April 23, 2016

John R. Rolston, 87 of Avon Lake formerly of Cleveland, passed away at his daughter's home in Olmsted Falls, Saturday, April 23, 2016 from complication of Parkinson's disease. Mr. Rolston was born August 4, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, he was raised in Toronto, Ontario where he graduated from the St. Michael Choir School, one of only a handful of choir schools in the world affiliated with the...
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Claudette Byers Kuisel

April 19, 2016

Claudette Byers Kuisel, of Avon Lake, formerly of Detroit, passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2016. She was a great mother and an active member of Avon On The Lake Garden Club, Holy Spirit Church, and the Quilting Club of Avon Lake. She enjoyed knitting and donating the prayer shawls, hats, and mittens that she made. She is survived by her children Gail SmithSeeley and Timothy Smith;...
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Jenny Angotti

September 2, 1936 - April 19, 2016

Jenny Angotti (nee Sharp), 79 of Elyria, formerly of Avon Lake and Fort Myers, FL passed away on April 19, 2016. She was born on September 2, 1936 in Dillwyn, VA. She was the owner of Jenny's Swim & Cruise Wear in Sanibel Island, FL. Jenny was dedicated to her children and grandchildren, and she also loved animals, especially her dog Pierre, and reading. She is survived by daughter Jolie...
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