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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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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, 90 of Amherst, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain, Ohio. Jacob Seger was born 1925 in Avon Lake and lived in and around Avon Lake for 80 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...
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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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Wilma M. Appel

May 30, 1936 - April 18, 2016

Wilma M. Appel, 79, of Avon Lake, formerly of Rocky River, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake, OH. She was born May 30, 1936 in Claridge, PA. Wilma worked as a waitress for 45 years, most notably at Minerva's Family Restaurant in Rocky River. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Avon Lake. She enjoyed reading, playing Bingo and helping others. ...
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Joseph J. Carr

December 1, 1932 - April 15, 2016

Joseph J. Carr, 83, of Lorain, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on April 15, 2016. Born in Cleveland on December 1, 1932, Joseph was a Pipefitter for 59 years with Pipefitter's Local 120. He graduated from West Technical High School, and served in the Coast Guard during the Korean War. He attended St. Joseph Church in Avon Lake and St. Anthony of Padua...
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Doug Vernon

April 27, 1963 - April 14, 2016

H. Douglas Vernon, 52, of Avon Lake. Beloved son of Dona Wood Vernon and Hugh Raymond Vernon (Lyn); loving brother of Katharine Hallwachs (Joachim), Stephen (Amanda), and David (Leanara); beloved uncle and friend of many. Passed away April 14, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to Love A Stray, PO Box 125, Avon Lake, OH 44012. Friends may call on Saturday, April 23 at the Busch...
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Olivia Katherine Barber

September 21, 1999 - April 13, 2016

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Olivia Katherine Barber, 16 of Bay Village on April 13, 2016. Olivia has touched so many lives with her compassion, kindness and gentle soul. She loved animals, reading, ice skating, swimming, kayaking, spending time with family at Lake Erie and hanging out with friends. Olivia is survived by her parents, Scott Barber and Sally Barber ...
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James Q. Combs

June 12, 1931 - April 12, 2016

James Q. Combs, 85, of Avon Lake, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. He was born on June 12, 1931 in Logan, West Virginia. James was an electrician, and has also worked in the salt mines in West Virginia and Cleveland. He retired from Union Carbide, US Steel in Lorain. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Electricians. He was a jack of all trades, master of none, who was very handy and...
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Richard McCarbery

September 12, 1935 - April 12, 2016

Richard McCarbery passed away April 12, 2016 at the O'Neil Health Center, Bay Village. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, son of Ralph and Lelia (Kempf). He spent his early years in Romeo, Michigan, then moving to Adrian, Michigan. While living there he attended Adrian High School, and Adrian College where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree. He then earned a Master's Degree from the University of...
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Merle Claude Lehman

November 7, 1939 - April 8, 2016

Merle Claude Lehman, 76 of Avon Lake formerly of Lorain, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Avon Oaks Skilled Care Facility, Avon, following a lengthy Illness. Mr. Lehman was born November 7, 1939 in Lorain and had lived in Avon Lake since 1973. Merle was a graduate of Lorain High School in 1956 and continued his education at Valparaiso University, IN. He worked as a mechanical...
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June Catherine Stephany

January 29, 1926 - April 7, 2016

June Catherine Stephany (nee Fiorito), 90 of Avon Lake, formerly of Upstate New York including Cheektowaga and Buffalo, passed away peacefully at St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Thursday, April 7, 2016. June was born January 29, 1926 in Jersey City, NJ and had lived in Avon Lake the past 58 years. June was a 1944 graduate of Holly High School, Holly, NY. She continued her education at...
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Roger G. Gonder

March 8, 1919 - April 3, 2016

Roger G. Gonder, 97, of Avon, beloved husband of the late Gizelle A. (nee Tartar), dear uncle of Linda Rothman (Greg), Barbara Bennett (Jack), Nancy Ullom (Tim) and Norman Gonder (Nancy); great uncle of Curtis Rothman and Kimberly Rosenberg; brother of Alyce Kekic (Robert) and Richard (June). Passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Cremation by Busch.
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James J. McEvoy

March 7, 1940 - April 3, 2016

James J. McEvoy, 76, loving brother of Betty Gates and Joyce Coy (Scott); cherished uncle of Don Gates (deceased), Todd Gates (Joyce), Barbara Jensen (Jerry), Tom Coy (Carolyn), Mary Ellen Ott (Greg), and Jim Coy (Laura); great uncle, cousin and friend of many. Passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016. Memorials may be forwarded to the Cleveland Zoological Society, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109...
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Amanda Elizabeth Cooper

January 8, 1977 - March 31, 2016

Amanda Elizabeth Cooper passed away on March 31, 2016. She was born January 8, 1977. She grew up in Avon Lake and graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1995. Amanda ran on the Cross Country Team and was a distance runner for the Track Team, finishing sixth at the state tournament in 1994. In 1995 she was a member of the Cross Country team finishing third at the State Track Finals. She went on...
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Howard J. Fischer

November 21, 1920 - March 28, 2016

Howard J. Fischer, 95 of Avon Lake passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 28, 2016 at Independence Village. He was born on November 21, 1920 in Mansfield, and served 2 years as a Navy pilot in World War II. He was awarded 3 air medals for his flying combat missions. Howard earned a Bachelor's Degree in business at Kenyon College. He started out in college as a janitor for a bank, and...
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Lori Ann Reigert

December 16, 1975 - March 27, 2016

Lori Ann Reigert, 40, of Willowick, formerly of Columbus, Ashtabula, and Avon Lake, passed away Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 following a short but brave battle against cancer. Lori was born December 16, 1975 in Geneva. Lori attended Avon Lake High School and was a 1994 graduate of Ashtabula Harbor High School. She continued her education earning an associate degree from Lakeland Community...
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Barbara Dalgleish

February 11, 1941 - March 26, 2016

Barbara Dalgleish (nee Jones), 75, of Avon Lake, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016. She was born Feb.11, 1941. She was a lifelong resident of Avon Lake. Her family was the light of her life. She is survived by her husband, Jim, of 56 years, and their 5 children: Kim, Jim(Kimberly), Jenny, Scott(Tracey), and Heather. She had 8 grandchildren that she loved spending time with. She is also...
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Karen S. Dios

November 13, 1948 - March 26, 2016

Karen S. Dios (nee Hayes) 67 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Lakewood, passed away, Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Ames Hospice House, Westlake. Karen was born November 13, 1948 in Cleveland and had lived in Sheffield Lake since 1996. Karen was a 1967 graduate of Westlake High School, she was a homemaker and member of the Auxilary Member of the Sheffield Lake VFW 8686. Karen is survived by her...
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Bruce K. Neiding

February 23, 1963 - March 25, 2016

Bruce K. Neiding Jr., 53, of Elyria, formerly of Avon passed away suddenly on Friday, March 25, 2016. He was a 1981 graduate of Avon High School, served in the U.S. Navy, and was employed for 21 years by Ridge Tool in Elyria. Bruce was a lifetime Cleveland Indians and Ohio State fan, and he loved the outdoors. He is survived by father Bruce K. Neiding and step-mother Linda Neiding; brothers...
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Robert Mitchell Sandfry, Sr.

December 30, 1931 - March 24, 2016

Robert Mitchell Sandfry, Sr, 84, of Avon Lake, OH, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Ames Family Hospice House of the Western Reserve in Westlake, OH. Bob was born December 30, 1931, in Niles, OH and graduated Valedictorian from the Niles McKinley High School class of 1949. Bob enrolled at Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, OH where he was inducted as a member of Zeta Psi and...
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Bruce M. Shoffner

September 8, 1934 - March 23, 2016

Bruce M. Shoffner of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at the age of 81. Bruce is survived by his wife of 57 years Mary Jane (Creager); his children Susan, Michael and Stephen (Kay); his grandchildren Scott, Laura (Nick), Andrew and Jennifer (Bill); and great-grandson Finn; and his sister Miriam. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Dr. H. Grady...
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John D. Allen

April 21, 1930 - March 19, 2016

John D. Allen, 85, beloved husband of June H. Allen (nee Neuscheler); loving father of David (Christina), Jeffrey (Dawn) and Cynthia Allen; loving grandfather of Kevin, Kyle, Matthew and Katelyn; dear uncle of eight; brother of the late Jane Seiloff, Robert Allen, Barbara Recter and Richard Allen. Member and supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and the Society of Plastics Engineers. Passed...
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Dale Hasick

December 5, 1947 - March 15, 2016

Dale Hasick, 68 of Sacramento, CA, formerly of Avon Lake. Dale was a proud Army Veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. As a Bronze Star recipient, he will be buried with honors. Retired from Belle as a Telecommunications Supervisor who installed phone systems for schools in Denver, CO and Sacramento, CA. Loved golfing and traveling. Survived by children Chris and Jason; siblings George Jr. ...
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LeRoy J. Sauter

January 6, 1920 - March 13, 2016

LeRoy J Sauter, age 96, of Westlake, former husband of the late Evelyn; father of Shirley Guise (Frank), Gary (Gail), of Salt Lake City, UT, Nancy Bradley (Brad) of Wheat Ridge, CO, Bill (Tami) of Portsmouth, VA and Scott (Carol) of Avon, OH; grandfather of Brian, Andy, Katy, Jeff, Amberlynn, Steve, Brittany, Aubrey, Derek, Alyssa and Zanny; great grandfather of Logan, Brandon, Aiden, Henry, ...
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Rachael Sledz

May 3, 1981 - March 12, 2016

Rachael Sledz, 34, formerly of Cleveland and resident of Rocky River, passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday, March 12, 2016. She was born May 3, 1981 in Cleveland and was a 1999 graduate of John Marshall High School. For the last 13 years she put her love of reading and movies to work as a shift leader at Half Price Books in North Olmsted. She was an autodidact, and had passion for...
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John S. Chafin

January 10, 1971 - March 10, 2016

John S. Chafin, 45 of Sheffield Lake passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 10, 2016, after a short illness. He was born on January 10, 1971 in Cleveland, was a 1989 graduate of Brookside High School, and earned his Associate's Degree at LCCC and additional work certifications. John held various job positions and excelled at all of them, from store clerk to roofer, and starting as a temp...
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Barbara "BJ" Riegelsberger

March 16, 1951 - March 10, 2016

Barbara "BJ" Riegelsberger (née Britton), 64 of North Ridgeville, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 16, 1951 in Ann Arbor, MI to the late Joseph and Delores Britton (née Jones). BJ had a true love of life, an enduring smile, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of...
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Donald A. Miller, Sr.

July 6, 1920 - March 9, 2016

Donald A. Miller, Sr., 95 of Avon Lake, formerly of Gates Mills, OH and Johns Island, SC. Beloved husband of the late Anna Mae (née Finnerty) and Clare (née Hudson); loving father of Lorellen Ticich (Dr. Stephan), Alyson Strait (Gerald), Donald Miller, Jr. (Louise), Marilyn Lee (Donald), Carol Ann Perry (Keith); devoted grandfather of 11, great-grandfather of 12, and great-great-grandfather of...
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Ricky G. Fantauzzi

January 13, 1952 - March 8, 2016

Ricky G. Fantauzzi, 64, of Sheffield Village, formerly of Sheffield Lake passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at home. He was born on January 13, 1952 in Charleroi, PA and graduated from Brookside High School in 1969. Ricky was an HVAC Tech and retired from Bob Goff Heating & Air Services, Inc. in Cleveland. He was a member of VFW Post 8686 in Sheffield Lake, and his hobbies included fishing...
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John Edward Haney

October 11, 1925 - March 8, 2016

John Edward Haney. Husband of Anne (nee Steinbrunner, formerly Carmody) and former husband of the late Margaret (nee O'Malley); father of Patricia Cathey (Cliff) and Jack (Mary Beth, nee Lescher); stepfather of John Carmody (dec), Michael Anne Carmody, Jeanne Marie (Donald Schnackel) Carmody; uncle of dear nephew John M. Haney; brother of Margretta Root and Barbara Smith. Preceded in death by...
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Pasquale M. "Pat" Cillo

November 21, 1951 - March 7, 2016

Pasquale M. "Pat" Cillo, 64 of Westlake, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away, Monday, March 7, 2016 at University Hospital, Cleveland. Pat was born November 21, 1951 in Bay Village, was raised in Avon Lake and had lived in Westlake for the past 11 years. Pat was a 1970 graduate of Avon Lake High School and for over 40 years had worked as a plumber for various companies throughout the area....
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Barbara J. Mitchell

July 7, 1948 - February 29, 2016

Barbara J. Mitchell (nee Sage), 67 of Sheffield Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 29, 2016. She was born on July 7, 1948 in Logan, West Virginia. Barbara was an assembler at the Ford plant in Avon Lake for over 30 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of VFW 8686, Sheffield Lake; Amvets Post 55, Sheffield Lake; the Slovak Club, Lorain; Moose Lodge, Lorain; and Elks Club,...
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Richard E. Kuhn, Sr.

March 3, 1943 - February 27, 2016

Richard E. Kuhn, Sr., 72 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Columbia Station, passed away, Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his home following a courageous battle with Lewy Body Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 3, 1943. Richard was a graduate of Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, PA. He attended Valley Forge Military Academy and Graduated from Kent State University...
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Richard L. Girardot

February 21, 1949 - February 26, 2016

Richard L. Girardot, 67, passed away on Friday surrounded by loved ones at the Ames Family Hospice House after a valiant fight against cancer. Rich was the eldest of seven brothers and sisters, growing up mostly in rural Indiana and Ohio farm towns, eventually graduating from Fort Wayne's Central Catholic High School in 1967. In 1968, Rich joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he was assigned...
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Richard "Dick" Huber

May 10, 1926 - February 25, 2016

Richard F. "Dick" Huber, 89, of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Thursday, February 25, 2016. He was born May 10, 1926 in Lorain and was a life-long Avon Lake Resident. Dick was a 1944 graduate of Avon Lake High School where among other involvement he was vice president of the senior class. In September of 1944, Dick joined the US Navy and served in the Pacific...
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William Neil Hach

May 6, 1951 - February 24, 2016

Wm. Neil Hach, 64 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 following a year- long battle with cancer. He was born on May 6, 1951 in Cleveland, and was a 1969 graduate of Avon Lake High School and attended Lorain County Community College, Ohio State University, and Culinary School. Neil was a chef, and he retired from Independence Village in Avon Lake...
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Urban "Gus" Wehler

February 14, 2016

Urban "Gus" Wehler, 89 of Sheffield Village, passed away on February 14, 2016. Survived by his beloved wife, Jean (nee Graziano); children Claudette Campana (Ray), Paula Stavesky (Bill), Joe (Debbie), Julie Wehler, Mary Kay Paul (Denny), Adele Chism (Garry), Lisa Stoltz (Dave), and Tricia Ratz (Dale); 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and sister Mary Lou Seelye. He was preceded in...
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Edward C. Webber

January 20, 1916 - February 12, 2016

Edward C. Webber, age 90 of Avon; beloved brother of Margaret Simmons (Warren) and Eugene and Leonarda (both deceased); dear friend of the late Gordon Randolph; Ed was an uncle, great uncle, great great uncle and a friend to many. Edward passed away February 12, 2016. Ed retired from BF Goodrich as a supervisor after 40+ years of employment. He was proud of his Irish Heritage and was an active...
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Wayne Joseph Daggett

February 26, 1960 - February 11, 2016

Wayne Joseph Daggett, 55 of Avon Lake formerly of Essex, VT; Jackson TN, Newton, IA and Tyler, TX; passed away suddenly, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at St. John Medical Center. Wayne was born February 26, 1960 in Huntsville, AL and had lived in Avon Lake the past 14 years. Wayne received a bachelor's degree from Chapman College, Orange, CA. He worked in the marketing department for Maytag...
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Shirley Bauer Wilging

April 15, 1927 - February 6, 2016

Shirley Bauer Wilging, 88 of Sheffield Village, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away on February 6, 2016 following a short illness. Shirley graduated from Mansfield Senior High School, and attended Ohio University. Shirley was an Avon Lake resident for 48 years, and she was president of Lakeshore UMC Women and Avon Lake Garden Club. She was active in school and church activities, and hosted an...
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Susan E. O'Malley

November 1, 1958 - February 2, 2016

Susan E. O'Malley, 57 of Avon Lake, formerly of the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at University Hospital, Cleveland. She was born November 1, 1958 in Santa Monica, CA and has lived in Avon Lake for the past 27 years. Susan was a proud 1976 graduate of St. Augustine Academy, Lakewood and attended Cleveland State University. She had worked as a Page...
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Patricia Ann Klun

May 10, 1949 - January 31, 2016

Patricia Ann Klun (nee McNamara) 66, a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly at University Hospital, Cleveland, Sunday, January 31, 2016. She was born May 10, 1949 in Cleveland. For 16 years, Patricia worked with Envirotest as a Manager at locations throughout northeast, Ohio before retiring in 2014. Prior to that, she ran an in-home childcare business for several years, caring...
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Milagros "Mila" Gozar

November 26, 1933 - January 27, 2016

Milagros Capinpin Gozar (Mila), 82, of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Alfonso Gozar MD for 33 years; loving mother of Peter J. Gozar (Maureen McGuire) and Joseph A. Gozar (Julianne Nupp Gozar); dear grandmother of Jaxon Gabriel Gozar. Mila was born in Lucena, Luzon Province, Philippines on November 26, 1933 to Maria Gagan and Jose Capinpin and was...
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Joan Thibo

January 26, 2016

Joan E. Thibo (neé Toth), 80 of North Ridgeville. Beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Linda Sims (Brian); cherished grandmother of Justin, Brandon, and Corey; dear sister of Betty Little; aunt to many. Passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to Ames Hospice House c/o Hospice of The Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland, OH...
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Sally Leamon

April 19, 1938 - January 25, 2016

Sally Leamon (O'Toole), 77 of Avon, beloved wife of Gerald; loving mother of Daniel (Ann Marie), Michael (Ellen), William (Amy) and Ann Hardebeck (Mark); devoted Mamaw of Patrick and Megan Leamon, Jim, Jake and Mary Leamon, Tommy, Kevin, Matthew and Will Leamon and Billy, John and Sarah Hardebeck; dear sister of Judy Wood (John), Mary Gillis (Donald) and Larne O'Toole (Sandie); cherished daughter...
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Marga Cruise

October 4, 1937 - January 23, 2016

Marga Cruise (nee: Löser), age 78 of Bay Village. Loving daughter of the late Wilhelm and Else Löser; caring mother of Tamara Smith (David); grandmother of 4; great-grandmother of 9; sister of the late Walter Löser. Marga was born October 4, 1937 in Stadtlengsfeld, Germany. She arrived in the United States on March 22, 1959. Passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016. In lieu of flowers,...
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Melissa Jo Kuntz

September 24, 1980 - January 21, 2016

Melissa Benedict Kuntz age 35 of Avon Lake Ohio passed away in her childhood home January 21, 2016 from Breast Cancer. Melissa was born September 24, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio to William (Bill) Benedict and Lucille Benedict. Melissa was an Avon Lake graduate in 1998 where she was a member of the Choral, band, and captain of the swim team. She graduated with her Bachelor's of Art from...
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Nancy Ann Cammarn

April 9, 1933 - January 20, 2016

Nancy Ann Cammarn (nee Grugle) 82, born April 9, 1933, died January 20, 2016. Survived by her husband John and five children, including two sets of identical twins: David Wells and his wife Christine, and their two children Rachael and Anna; Pastor Daniel John and his wife Pastor Ann (Paynter) and their two children Kathryn (Mrs. Micah Maliskas) and Grace; Scott Alan and his wife Heather and two...
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Robert "Bob" Brumfield, Sr

July 4, 1938 - January 20, 2016

Robert L. "Bob" Brumfield, 77, of Avon Lake passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 after a sudden illness. He was born July 4, 1938 in Helen, West Virginia to George W. and Bernice (nee Griffith), and raised in Avon. He attended West Virginia University on a full basketball scholarship. He was a well- respected Export Manager for the DayGlo Color Corp in Cleveland before retiring after 41...
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Jeanne Sisson

January 20, 2016

Jeanne R. Sisson (nee Miller), 91 of Avon Lake passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. She was born on February 14, 1924 in Cleveland, and was a life-long resident of Avon Lake. Jeanne was active in her community and her church, Christ Church Westshore, Anglican. She is survived by cousins Bill Sisson, Lora Sisson Robinholt, and Bob Sisson; and by her church family. She was preceded in...
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Charles T. Carlstrom

January 26, 1960 - January 15, 2016

Dr. Charles T. Carlstrom, 55, of Bay Village, formerly of San Diego, CA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 15, 2016. He was born January 26, 1960 in Clovis, New Mexico and attended Kearny Mesa High School. Charles earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree at the University of Chicago, and his Master's and PhD in Economics at the University of Rochester. He taught Economics as a...
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Paul E. Culley

June 18, 1924 - January 12, 2016

Paul Eugene Culley of Avon Lake Ohio, died peacefully at his residence on 1/12/2016. He was 91 years old. Paul was born June 18, 1924 in Norwalk Ohio, the youngest son of Mary Catherine (nee Sehl) and Carl Rodney Culley. His older siblings Ray and Don Culley and Marie Weisenberger predeceased him. Paul grew up in Norwalk and attended St Paul's Catholic School. During World War II, Paul...
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Margaret E. "Peggy" Breitweg

June 30, 1930 - January 8, 2016

Margaret E. "Peggy" Breitweg, 85, of Avon Lake passed Friday, January 8, 2016 at St. John Medical Center, Westlake surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 30, 1930 in Elyria and resided in Avon Lake the past 57 years. Peggy was a graduate of Bowling Green State University and employed as an elementary school teacher for Avon Lake schools before retiring. She was a member of the Avon...
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John Lynden Smallenburg

September 15, 1945 - January 5, 2016

John Lynden Smallenburg, 70, of Avon Lake OH, formerly of Burbank CA, passed away Tuesday January 5, 2016 following a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born on September 15, 1945 in Los Angeles CA and had lived in Avon Lake the past 8 years. John was a graduate of California State University of Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Art. He had a 34 year...
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Andrew Lachowicz

February 2, 1945 - January 1, 2016

Andrew J. Lachowicz, 70 Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Mitchell). Loving father of Andrew Michael (Rene) and stepfather of Robert D. Lea and Peggy J. Lea. Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Passed away, Friday January 1, 2016. Memorials to the pet rescue organization of your choice. Services Private.
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Kenneth Swartz

November 17, 1941 - December 30, 2015

Four years in the US Air Force. Service Technician for Ohio Calculating Company. Survived by wife Linda Lee Swartz (nee Schlenkerman), daughter Emily Swartz, granddaughter Ella Rose, siblings John (Linda), Janet King (Dwayne) and Bob Swartz (Connie).
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Margaret B. Mullen

September 29, 1928 - December 24, 2015

Margaret B. Mullen, formerly Margaret B. Dobbs (nee Dunker), 87, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015 at the Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake, surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 29, 1928 in Lorain and was raised in Avon Lake. She graduated from Avon Lake High School where she was head majorette and secretary for her senior class. Mrs. Mullen was employed at the snack bar at the Aqua...
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Walter Cameron Humphrey

December 23, 2015

Walter Cameron Humphrey, beloved husband of the late Donna Jeanne (nee Boreman) Humphrey, loving father of Lynn Boudon and Carol Hughes; caring grandfather of Brent Hughes, Luke Hughes, Samantha Gladfelter and Andrew Boudon; great grandfather of Brayden Hughes, Cade and Kit Woike; father-in-law of Larry Boudon and Peter Hughes, died on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Memorial contributions may...
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Jean Fischer

May 4, 1950 - December 21, 2015

Jean N. Fischer 65, of Avon Lake formerly of Lakewood and Rocky River, died Tuesday evening, December 21, 2015 at her residence after a 2 year courageous battle with cancer. Jean was born May, 4, 1950 in Lakewood, a daughter of the late Ernest and Anne Nelson Fischer. She was a 1968 graduate of Avon Lake High School and continued her education were she earned an Associate's Degree in Arts...
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Richard Anthony Frank

October 12, 1944 - December 19, 2015

Richard Anthony Frank, 71, a 40 plus year resident of Avon Lake passed away at his home, Saturday, December 19, 2015, following a two year battle with leukemia. Richard the son of the late Ivan E. and Florenda (nee Ricci) Frank was born in Boston, MA October 12, 1944. Richard worked for the Automotive Equipment Company as a salesman of Heavy Duty Recovery Trucks and had earned Wreck Master...
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Dominic Bossard

July 25, 1994 - December 18, 2015

Dominic Bossard, 21, beloved son of Maureen (nee Flanagan) and the late Mark Bossard; brother of Nick Bossard, Renee Kennedy (Jim) and Scott Bossard; maternal grandson of Catherine Flanagan; nephew of Michael Flanagan, Katy Grove (Jeff), Don Bossard (Mary Kay), Alan Bossard (late Olga), Keith Bossard (Ann); uncle to Bailey and Cayden Kennedy; loving cousin and loyal friend to many. Passed away...
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Noel S. Ilg

December 18, 1926 - December 15, 2015

Noel S. Ilg, 88, of Avon Lake passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015, surrounded by family. He was born on December 18, 1926 in Cleveland to musical parents. He graduated from Avon Lake High School as president of the class and student council in 1944. He met Frances, his wife-to-be, in the choir loft at St. Joseph Church, Avon Lake. They were married in 1952 and parented seven children...
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Klara Acs

March 16, 1926 - December 13, 2015

Klara Acs, aged 89, passed away very peacefully on Sunday, December 13, 2015 surrounded by family. She was an extraordinary woman. She taught classical piano in three of the neighboring counties—traveling home to home till age 82. She often taught two generations of the same family. One of her students went on to play professionally with a Symphony Orchestra. Many of them continued to visit...
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