Our Obituaries

Eugene Protzman

July 22, 1932 - July 26, 2014

Eugene Protzman, age 82 of Garland, TX and formerly of Painesville, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. Born July 22, 1932 in Columbus, OH, he was the son of Victor and Mamie Protzman. He married Rose Butterfield in 1956. Eugene was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He pastored churches in New York, Illinois, Indiana and wrote a book about the presence of the Lord in our lives. He is...
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Elizabeth Lisa Plante

February 8, 1931 - July 17, 2014

Elizabeth "Lisa" Plante, age 83 of Cleveland, formerly of Madison and Geneva, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born January 8, 1931 in Wetzlar, West Germany, she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Borntrager) & Paul Klimek. She married Phillip J. Plante, Jr. in Cleveland on August 30, 1986. Lisa worked at Cozy Acres in Madison and also worked 32 years as a waitress including 10 years at...
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Charles J Keller, Jr.

June 30, 1950 - July 15, 2014

Sgt. Charles J. Keller, Jr. age 64 of Grand River, passed away in Medina, OH on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Born June 30, 1950 in Cleveland, he was the son of Betty Jane (Matson) & Charles Jacob Keller, Sr. He married Cindy Manley on October 23, 2004 in Claridon, OH. Charlie was a 1968 graduate of Berkshire High School. He proudly served in the Army 101st Airborne during Vietnam and was a...
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Earl E Hensel

April 17, 1921 - July 15, 2014

Earl E. Hensel, age 93 of Madison, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Born April 17, 1921 in Cuyahoga Falls to Bernice C. (Dodge) & Ernest Hensel. He married Mary "Mae" C. Zakrajsek in Madison on September 26, 1966. Earl was the Camp Director & Ranger at Camp Stigwandish for the Boy Scouts of America for over 24 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Madison Memorial High School. A veteran of...
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William "Bill" Wright

January 30, 1945 - July 14, 2014

William L. "Bill" Wright, age 69 of Mentor, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014. Born January 30, 1945 in Glendale, WV, he married Denise on June11, 1982 in Baltimore, MD. Bill had worked as a trainer for Radix Wire. He was a proud veteran who served his country with overseas postings in Germany and Korea. Bill was an avid Nascar fan, who recently went to Talledega for Aaron's 499 Race. ...
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Marcelle Parker

July 12, 2014

Marcelle Parker of Mentor-on-the-Lake passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Lake West Medical Center. She was the daughter of Catherine & Joseph Rogowski and married Lynn H. Parker, whom she met when he was stationed in France. Marcelle had worked for T.J. Max in Willoughby. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, playing the lottery and fishing. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. ...
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Robert S. Hollar

December 18, 1935 - July 8, 2014

Robert S. Hollar, age 78, of Madison passed away Tuesday July 8, 2014 at Cardinal Woods. He was born on December 18, 1935 in Cleveland, the son of the late Jeanette (Price/Wakelee) and Albert W. Hollar. He married Joan R. Lenz on February 14, 1964 in Cleveland. Robert served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He loved NASCAR. He loved to drive and even took the Richard Petty Driving...
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Rudolph P. Bracale

July 26, 1934 - July 7, 2014

Rudolph P. Bracale , age 79, of Madison passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. He was born on July 26, 1934 in Cleveland the son of Adelgisa (Santavicca) & Carmen Bracale. He married Deborah Jordan on March 17, 1978 in Cleveland. Rudolph was a 1952 graduate of Collinwood High School and attended John Carroll University. He was a member of Madison VFW and American Legion Post #601. He is...
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Susie Mettler

July 4, 2014

Susie Mettler, age 17 of Perry, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Madison Medical Campus. Born September 18, 1996 in Painesville she was the daughter of Chuck and Tina Mettler. A 2014 graduate of Perry High School, Susie was a 4 year varsity softball player. She was active as a Livestock 4 H member since she was four years old. Susie had a wonderful sense of humor and was always able to...
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Jeanne Hartman

July 4, 2014

Jeanne A. Hartman, age 88, of Madison, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at Madison Healthcare in Madison, OH. She was born April 22, 1926 in Cleveland, OH to William and Gladys (Kerst) Anthony, and married William C. Hartman in Parma on August 17, 1946. Jeanne was a very talented individual who wore many hats….In addition to raising her family, she was a bank teller, secretary, Aurora...
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Patricia A Price

June 27, 1950 - July 3, 2014

Patricia A. Price, age 64 of Geneva, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. Born June 27, 1950 in Madison, she was the daughter of Ruth (Andrews) & Lynn Klasen. She maried Mark Price on June 22, 1990. Patricia was a 1968 graduate of Madison High School. She is survived by her husband, Mark Price of Dorset; sisters, Linda (Dennis) Herder of Leroy, Vicki )Tod) Baker of Madison and Doree (Michael...
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Vicki Ford

October 9, 1953 - June 28, 2014

Vicki Ford, age 60 of Madison, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. Born October 9, 1953 in Painesville, she was the daughter of Shirley (Hopton) and Robert Warner. Vicki was a 1971 graduate of Madison High School and received an Associate Degree in Administrative Assistant from Lakeland College. She worked for 18 years in Accounts Payable at Lake...
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James R Kane

June 3, 1939 - June 25, 2014

James R. Kane, age 75, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at David Simpson Hospice House in Euclid, OH. Born June 3, 1939 in Cleveland, the son of John G. and Coletta (McGrath) Kane. A graduate of St. Joseph's High School, he retired from the Lake County Sheriff Dept. in 2004 and worked with Wickliffe Auxiliary Police for 33 ½ years. While raising his family in Wickliffe, he...
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Mario V Izzarelli

December 7, 1933 - June 20, 2014

Mario Izzarelli, age 80 of Madison, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at UHHS Geauga Medical Center. Born December 7, 1933, he was the son of Mary (Ruffolo) & Pasquale Izzarelli. He married Theresa Alessi in Madison on May 11, 1963. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Mario was a veteran of the US Air Force and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Jay Wilson Post 112 of...
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Sara M hart

May 13, 1915 - June 19, 2014

Sara M. Hart, age 99 of Madison, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Rae Ann Skilled Nursing Home in Geneva. Born May 13, 1915 in Madison, she was the daughter of Georgia (Fuller) & Jesse Miller. Sara graduated from Madison High School in 1933 and was owner/operator of the Hart Farm. For over 40 years she sold produce at the Cleveland Eastside Farmers Market. Her speciality was raising...
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Ruth C. Klasen

August 21, 1927 - June 16, 2014

Ruth C. Klasen, age 86 of Madison, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014. Born August 21, 1927 in Painesville, she was the daughter of Harriet Simpson (Hulbert) & Royal Charles Andrews. She married Lynn H. Klasen in Greenup, KY on May 30, 1947. Ruth was a cook for the Madison Schools. She was a member of Thompson United Methodist Church, Ashtabula Christian Women's Association, area Multiple...
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David Clark Jacobs

March 8, 1957 - June 9, 2014

David Clark Jacobs, age 57 of Thompson, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014. Born March 8, 1957 in Galesburg, IL, he was the son of Dorothea Noleen (Mars) & Harry Bernard Jacobs. He married Margaret Marion Kruse in Long Grove, IL on August 19, 1984. David was the Owner/President of Interim IT Solutions and former Director of IT for Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was a 1976 graduate of...
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Okey William Eye

January 18, 1932 - June 8, 2014

Okey William Eye, age 82 of Madison passed away June 8, 2014 at Wade Park Veterans Hospital in Cleveland. He was born on January 18, 1932 in Red Creek, WV, the son of Ivan and Eva Pearl (Waybright) Eye. Okey proudly served as a Sergeant in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and at home he served as a tank commander in the Army National Guard. He worked for 36 years as an overhead crane...
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Betsy A. Bowers

March 22, 1941 - June 6, 2014

Betsy A. Bowers, age 73, of Madison passed away Friday June 6, 2014 at Cardinal Woods. She was born on March 22, 1941 in Greensboro, NC the daughter of Pauline (Tiller) and Fred T. Clawson. Mrs. Bowers was a 1960 graduate of Fulton High School in Knoxville, TN and had worked at the Lake County Microfilm Department before retiring in 2003. She enjoyed collecting stuffed animals and dolls. ...
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Thomas Ely Vaughn

July 20, 1965 - June 3, 2014

Thomas Ely Vaughn, age 48 of Madison, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Born July 20, 1965 in Painesville, he was the son of Ida (Saunders) and William Vaughn. Thomas worked as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed model trains and putting together model cars. He also enjoyed camping and fishing. He is survived by his girlfriend, Renae Fairman; children, William, Tommy & Missy (Steve Boldin)...
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Paul William Kuehn

January 15, 1930 - May 29, 2014

Paul William Kuehn, age 84, lifelong resident of Thompson, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014. Born January 15, 1930 in Thompson, he was the son of Margaret (Maier) & John Kuehn. He married Carmen Znidarsic in Thompson on May 3, 1952. Paul was an installer for Thomas Fence Company. He was a 1947 graduate of Thompson High School. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and woodworking. Paul...
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Virginia Jenkins Hitchcock-Mumea

June 15, 1918 - May 24, 2014

Virginia J. Hitchcock- Mumea, age 95 of Madison, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Heartland of Mentor. Born June 15, 1918 in Willoughby, she was the daughter of Amie R. (Sprague) & William R. Jenkins. She married Nicholas Mumea on September 4, 2002. Virginia was a caregiver for the elderly. She was an active member of Here's Hope Baptist Church. Virginia loved gardening and taking...
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Nelson Carl Berger

June 30, 1936 - May 24, 2014

Nelson Carl Berger, age 77 of Madison, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. Born June 30, 1936 in Cleveland, he was the son of Sophia (Cort) & Ben Berger. He worked as a salesman for the family shoe store in Painesville. Nelson had been a resident of Brighter Horizons Residential Services, 1899 Hubbard Road, Madison, OH 44057 for a number of years and will be dearly missed. He was...
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Nancy Cowdrey

January 16, 1940 - May 20, 2014

Nancy Cowdrey, age 74 of Madison, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Born January 16, 1940 in Madison, she was the daughter of Gertrude & Fred Davis. She married Norman "Gene" Cowdrey in Madison on July 15, 1989. Nancy retired in 1997 from LTV Republic Steel. She enjoyed traveling, playing bingo and golf and going to garage sales. She will be deeply missed by her family. She is survived...
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Phillip Brockway

July 5, 1937 - May 14, 2014

Philip Brockway, age 76 of Painesville, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Born July 5, 1937 in Perry, he was the son of Amy Ethel (Means) & Paul Eugene Brockway. He married Nickie Lovelady, on October 25, 1969 in Willoughby. Phil was known for his sense of humor, hovercrafts, tractors and his mechanical expertise. He was a self taught engineer, inventor and jack of all trades. He...
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Linda Ann Robare

February 22, 1942 - May 9, 2014

Linda Ann Robare, age 72, of Madison, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014. She was born on February 22, 1942 in Painesville the daughter of Lea C. (Hill) and Waite Whitney Talbot. She married Frederick "Pierre" Robare on June 8, 1978 in Winchester, VA. Mrs. Robare had been a private secretary at the Ohio Rubber Company in Willoughby and medical secretary for Drs. Knable and Weiner of Mentor. As a...
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Richard Allen Krauss

June 18, 1961 - May 7, 2014

Richard Allen Krauss, age 52, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at his residence. He was born on June 18, 1961 in Madison, Ohio to Irma M. (Lohrey) and Walter Krauss, Sr. Richard was a Staff Sgt. In the U. S. Air Force for 21 years, retiring in 2004. He served in Dessert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and received a Bronze Star. In his past time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba...
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Bessie M Pierce

July 9, 1914 - May 4, 2014

Bessie M. Pierce, age 99, of Austinburg, formerly of Leroy Township, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. Born July 9, 1914 in Euclid, she was the daughter of Estella Lenore (Alderman) & Alan Jacob Peck. She married Albert Leroy Pierce in 1948 in Ripley, NY. Bessie was a custodian at Chardon High School, retiring in 1980. She also worked at Industrial Rayon and A&P grocery store. She loved...
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Eileeen Theresa Pollock

July 30, 1928 - April 30, 2014

Eileen Theresa Pollock, age 85, of Jacksboro, TX and formerly of Madison, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Born July 30, 1928 in Celveland, she was the daugther of Mary L (Burgess) & Joesph M. Eberhard. She married John A. Pollock in 1947. She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Lewis) Belyeu of Jacksboro, TX; 5 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren;...
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William J Stegall

January 17, 1945 - April 29, 2014

William J. Stegall, age 69, of Painesville, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Madison Health Care. He was born January 17, 1945 in Decatur, AL. He married Alicia Russell on September 16, 2006 in Madison. He was a transporter at Lake West Hospital for many years. William was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 18 years. He loved spoiling his wife and being with family,...
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Herbert Klosterman

December 19, 1926 - April 27, 2014

Herbert Klosterman, age 87, of St. Petersburg, FL, and formerly of Geneva, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014. Born December 19, 1926 in Cleveland, he was the son of Anna (Schimmelman) & Raymond Klosterman. He married Charlotte Puzik on July 28, 1951 in Willoughby, OH. Herbert was the owner of Herb's TV and Appliance in Mentor from 1958-1980 and was a television technican for 50 years. He...
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Michael Mitchell, Jr

December 21, 1940 - April 22, 2014

Michael Mitchell Jr., age 73, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at UH Geauga Medical Center, in Chardon. He was born December 21, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Margaret (Tyzenhouse) and Michael Sidney Mitchell Sr. He was married on June 27, 1964, in Wickliffe to Judy Marlene Brush. Michael worked at Ohio Rubber for 28 years, and also worked and retired from Geneva Classic Ford. ...
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Althea "Sis" Smith

May 12, 1928 - April 21, 2014

Althea "Sis" Smith, age 85, of Geneva, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at Geneva Village Retirement Center. Born May 12, 1928 in Ashtabula County, she was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Clark. Althea was a member of the Park Street Christian Church in Geneva. She spent many years baking and perfecting the crust for the pies sold each year at the Grape Jamboree. Althea was an avid sports...
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Kathleen O. Gilson

August 13, 1922 - April 18, 2014

Kathleen O. Gilson, age 91, of Perry passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at her home in Perry. She was born August 13, 1922 in Manchester England to Mabel (Whitehead) and Alfred Oliver. She married Edward "Ted" W. Gilson on September 27, 1941. Kathleen emigrated to the U.S. in 1923 and was raised in South Euclid. She graduated from Brush High School and attended the clerical Spencerian...
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Bev A Wyant

December 11, 1939 - April 17, 2014

Bev A. Wyant, age 74, of Perry, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Born December 11, 1939 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Marie (Ferguson) & Alton H. Spring. She married Jim R. Wyant in East Cleveland on March 1, 1958. Bev loved shopping with Jim and the family. She enjoyed flowers, planting in her garden and spending time with her special dog, Katie. Bev also loved traveling,...
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Esther Dorothy Lustig

April 24, 1920 - April 16, 2014

Esther Dorothy Lustig, age 93, of Thompson, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Blossom Hill Care Center in Huntsburg. Born April 24, 1920 in Thompson, she was the daughter of Bertha (Napp) & Fredrick Poburski. She married Vincent Frank Lustig in Thompson on August 30, 1941. Dorothy enjoyed poetry and making greeting cards. Her other hobbies were gardening , growing and arranging...
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Bill Rhoten, Sr.

August 21, 1933 - April 16, 2014

Bill Rhoten, Sr., age 80, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Born August 21, 1933 in Lee County, VA, he was the son of Nola Mae (Lambert) and Henry Rhoten. He married Jean Scott on October 26, 1963 in Ashtabula. Bill retired from Morton Salt after 39 years of service. He was a man of deep faith and was an active member of Lake Erie Church of God since 1969 where he was a...
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Betty Jane McVey

September 22, 1934 - April 14, 2014

Betty Jane McVey, age 79 of Mentor, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. Born September 22, 1934 in Rockwood, PA, she was the daughter of Mary (Garm) and Frank Dormish. She married Fred McVey on December 29, 1955 in Bristolville, OH. Betty enjoyed reading and gardening but her life revolved around her family and their activities. She is survived by her son, Fred (Diane) McVey of Madison;...
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Matt Mike Steitz

July 3, 1921 - April 12, 2014

Matt "Mike" Steitz, age 92, of Mentor, OH passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Emertius of Mentor. He was born on July 3, 1921 in Brunswick to Stephen Steitz and Anna (Berger). He married Doris Cutts on July 5, 1945 in Cleveland at Franklin Circle Church. He graduated from West Tech High School in 1939 before joining the Army, where he served through World War II and the Korean War. ...
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Shirley E Mullen

December 12, 1939 - April 8, 2014

Shirley E. Mullen, age 74, of Jefferson, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Born December 12, 1939, she was the daughter of Vesta (Kessel) & Adrian Mullin. After 25 years of service with Avery Dennison, Shirley retired in 2004. She was a volunteer at the Agape School and attended Eagleville Bible Church. Shirley enjoyed traveling, swimming in her pool and planting flowers. She loved...
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Wanda W Cleversy

March 3, 1938 - April 7, 2014

Wanda W. Cleversy, age 76, of Madison passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. Born March 3, 1938 in Lumberport, WV, she was the daughter of Roy O. & Beulah (Knight) Hutson. She married Arthur W. Cleversy Sr. on September 11, 1954 in Painesville. Wanda retired from the General Motors Parma Plant in 2003. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed making embroidery items for her children and...
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Evelyn May Teleha

June 30, 1929 - April 3, 2014

Evelyn May (Nash) Teleha, age 84, of Madison, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at TriPoint Medical Center in the presence of family. Born June 30, 1929 in Painesville, Ohio, she was the daughter of Celia O. (Bidlake) & Glen Nash. Evelyn's love of children called her to teach in the Willoughby-Eastlake Schools from 1951-1954 and in the Madison Schools from 1971-1987. She previously lived in...
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Stanley J Ruck

April 6, 1928 - April 1, 2014

Stanley J. Ruck, age 85, of Geneva passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at home. Born April 6, 1928, he was the son of Elizabeth (Alick) & Adam Ruck. He married Nancy F. Ivan on June 1, 1991. Stanley worked 35 years at Diamond Shamrock and also Western Reserve Farm Co-Op. He also was a school bus driver for Geneva Schools and retired as the Trumbull...
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James Thomas Martin

August 1, 1938 - March 28, 2014

Deacon James Thomas Martin, age 75 of Madison, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at his home. Born August 1, 1938 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he was the second oldest of nine children to Frank Martin and Phyllis Hobson. Moving to Ontario in 1943, Jim was raised in Toronto and Streetsville. After graduating from Oakville Trafalgar High School in 1956, Jim earned an associate degree in...
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Kathryn E. Camp

December 10, 1920 - March 27, 2014

Kathryn E. Camp, age 93, of Madison passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at her residence. She was born on December 10, 1920 in Cleveland the daughter of Anna (Polkow) and James J. Elligott. She married Jay F. Camp on December 6, 1941 in Lakewood. Kathryn was a member of Perry Christian Church since 1949. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Perry Unit #697, from 1950-1990, then...
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James L. Frink

March 26, 2014

James L. Frink of Las Vegas, NV; formerly of McMurray, PA; Brecksville, Canton, Mentor and Madison, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at age 73. Beloved husband of the late Janice Frink (Bienias); Father to James K. and wife Amy (Pjontek) Frink and Linda D. Smith (Frink), and grandfather to Mandi, James, Jillian, and Ally. Jim was the youngest of two children born to Kenneth and...
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Mary Ellen Wolcott

March 22, 2014

Mrs. Mary Ellen Wolcott of Haines City, Florida died of cancer on March 22, 2014. She was 92. Mrs. Wolcott was born in Orrville, Hocking County, Ohio in April 1921. She worked as an assistant in her husband's chiropractic office for 30 years and in 1978, she moved to Haines City from Ashtabula, Ohio. In early years she taught piano. She was Protestant. Mrs. Wolcott was preceded in death...
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Sandra Lee Janes

December 2, 1955 - March 16, 2014

Sandra Lee Janes, age 58, of Perry, passed away March 16, 2014. Born December 2, 1955 in Wheeling, WV, she was the daughter of Carolyn E. (Armstrong) & Samuel J. Frazier. She married Frederick Janes in Mentor, Ohio on October 9, 1999. Sandra formerly was a dietician for Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, WV. Known as "The Cookie Lady" she loved baking with the grandkids, collecting...
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Darrin Scott Phillips

March 13, 1965 - March 11, 2014

Darrin Scott Phillips, age 48, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Born March 13, 1965 in Cleveland, he was the son of Doris (Strache) Kopp and Harold "Al" Phillips. Darrin attended and graduated from Deepwood and worked at the Willoughby Workshop. He had a welcoming nature and a good sense of humor. He was dearly loved by his...
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Joseph DeRubertis

August 9, 1921 - March 7, 2014

Joseph A. (Joe) DeRubertis, age 92, of Madison, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born August 9, 1921 in Cleveland, he was the son of Carmela (Santone) and Luigi DeRubertis. He married Rose Marie Marano at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Painesville on April 30, 1949. He was a 1939 graduate of Madison High School and also attended The Ohio State...
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Phyllis Lockridge Riffle

September 26, 1943 - March 2, 2014

Phyllis (Lockridge) Riffle, age 70, of Harpersfield Township, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. Born September 26, 1943, in Durbin, WV, she was the daughter of Edna (Ratliffe) & Reece Lockridge. She married Lonnie Riffle, Jr. in Painesville, on November 22, 1961. Phyllis was a nurses aide at NEO Hospital and also worked as a cafeteria aide for Madison Schools. She was a past member of...
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Joan M. Jopko

September 8, 1931 - March 2, 2014

Joan M. Jopko, age 82, of Madison, was surrounded by her family and friends when she passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Lantern of Madison. The daughter of Lina M. (Turpeinen) and Ero A. Toppari, she was born September 8, 1931 in Painesville. Joan married Robert Jopko at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Madison on December 29, 1951. Joan's husband was in the Air Force when they...
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J Thomas Francis

December 29, 1924 - March 1, 2014

J. Thomas Francis, 89, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep from recently diagnosed cancer on March 1, 2014 in Naples, Florida. He was born on December 29, 1924 in Canton, Ohio to James C. Francis and Maxine Firestone Francis. Tom, a long time resident of Madison, Ohio, lived almost his entire life in northeastern Ohio and he had his winter home in Naples, Florida. Tom will be warmly...
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Steven Hutton

June 4, 1949 - February 26, 2014

Steven Hutton, age 64, of Madison, OH, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Louis Stokes VA Center-Wade Park Division in Cleveland, Ohio. Born June 4, 1949 in Bayshore, Long Island, NY, he was the son of Ruth (Baker) & Francis Jerome Hutton. He married Christine Satterley on August 28, 1971 on Long Island, NY. Steve retired as a Senior Chief in the US Navy Submarine Service. He...
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C. Darrell Potter

August 29, 1957 - February 23, 2014

C. Darrell Potter, age 56, of Madison, Ohio, passed away at home February 23, 2014 while surrounded by his family. He was born August 29, 1957 in Pennington Gap, Virginia, to William and Juanita (Leonard) Potter, and married Sharon Brown July 20, 1985. Darrell joined the U. S. Marines in 1976 and was honorably discharged. He became a certified welder and worked at NPK Manufacturing. ...
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Theodora "Teddy" Hoffman

October 1, 1923 - February 23, 2014

Theodora "Teddy" E. Hoffman, age 90 of Madison, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014. Born October 1, 1923 in Thompson she was the daughter of Pelegia (Luda) & Boleslaus Bandelewski. She married her high school sweetheart Harlan Hoffman in Madison on November 30, 1943. They were happily married for 70 years. A 1941 graduate of Thompson High School, Teddy worked as a riveter during WWII. ...
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Jack Acord

July 13, 1929 - February 22, 2014

Jack Acord, age 84 of Madison, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at UH Geauga Medical Center. Born July 13, 1929 in Sabine, WV he was the son of Everett and Pearl (Cook) Acord. He married Hallie Sizemore on October 19, 1953 in West Virginia. After high school Jack served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a welder for the Lintern Corporation in Mentor. A...
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Elba Dingess Sr.

August 20, 1933 - February 22, 2014

Elba Dingess, Sr, age 80, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Saturday, February 22, at The Geneva Village Retirement Center. He was born August 20, 1933 to John and Lake (Cantrell) Dingess. Elba married Mattie Martin in Wharncliffe West Virginia on September 13, 1952. Elba retired from Rail Road work after 30 years of service, and continued working with the Mentor Schools and Morton Salt Company....
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Edward J. Shan

September 25, 1915 - February 22, 2014

Edward J. Shan, age 98, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Saturday morning, February, 22, 2014, at the Geneva Village Retirement Center. He was born September 25, 1915 in Cleveland and later married Anne Stepsis. Edward served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in the European Theatre as a medic. He worked for White Motors when he came home, and after 25 years of service, Ed retired...
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June L. Rosier

March 31, 1928 - February 16, 2014

June L. Rosier, age 85, of Painesville passed away February 16, 2014 at Lake Med Nursing Home in Painesville. She was born March 31, 1928 in Painesville, the daughter of Hazel Bell (Gretton) and Frank Tobias Wheelock. She married William D. Rosier on December 24, 1952 in Geneva. June was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Painesville. She enjoyed reading, word search puzzles, and watching...
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Robert J Marhefka

August 15, 1925 - February 16, 2014

Robert J. Marhefka, age 88, of Geneva, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014. Born August 15, 1925 in Geneva, Ohio, he was the son of Minnie (Blazinfka) & John Marhefka. He married Bertha L. Neuman. Robert was a machinest at True Temper for 33 years and also worked for Coca Cola. A 1943 Graduate of Geneva High School, Robert served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European...
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Eugene Robbins

July 8, 1926 - February 7, 2014

Eugene Robbins, age 87, of Geneva, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. Born July 8, 1926 in Painesville, Ohio, he was the son of Ora and Margaret (Herroon) Robbins. Eugene married Beatrice Higginbotham on June 18, 1949 in Willoughby. Eugene was a graduate of Harvey High School and served in the U. S. Army during WWII. He worked as well as retired...
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Robert "Bob" Smith

February 27, 1929 - February 6, 2014

Robert W. "Bob" Smith, age 84, of Madison, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 6, 2014. He was born February 27, 1929 in East Cleveland to Frances (McMahon) & Harvey Smith. He married Claire Greene in Cleveland. He was an Industrial Specialist with the Department of Defense in Cleveland for 13 years before retiring. He served 5 years in the Marine Corps during the Korean...
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Egidius Gied Stroombeek

September 6, 1924 - February 6, 2014

Egidius (Gied) M. Stroombeek passed on February 6, 2014 at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Euclid, Ohio. Mr. Stroombeek was born on September 6, 1925 in Heerlen, Netherlands. Prior to immigrating to the US in 1952, Gied was trained in Boskoop, Holland as a propagator. Upon his arrival he was employed as a propagator at Warner Nursery in Willoughby, Ohio where he met his future wife and...
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Dave "Pa" Drzik, Sr

January 14, 1939 - February 5, 2014

Dave "Pa" Drzik, Sr., age 75, of Madison passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at his home. He was born January 14, 1939 in Painesville the son of Steve and Elsie (Fabec) Drzik. Dave married Jane Hickok in Madison on August 10, 1963 at Immaculate Conception Church. He served for 4 years in the U. S. Navy, stationed in Antarctica. Dave's life was one of selfless devotion to...
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Mary J Miklavcic

November 10, 1921 - February 5, 2014

Mary J. Miklavcic, age 92 of Thompson, passed away Wednesday, February 05, 2014. Born November 10, 1921 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Antonia (Lovko) & John Svigel. She married Frank Miklavcic in Collinwood, OH on May 9, 1949. She was a 1939 graduate of Villa Angela High School and worked for Erie Railroad, Richmond Brothers, National City Bank and Montville Schools. Mary was a...
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Elinor Fowler

April 25, 1919 - February 3, 2014

N. Elinor Fowler, age 94, of LeRoy Township, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. Born April 25, 1919 in Morgantown, WV, she was the daughter of Iva Jane (Hamilton) & Alva C. Harltey. She married Frank F. Fowler in Morgantown, WV on April 25, 1942. Elinor was a retired teacher. She was a member of Thompson United Methodist Church from 1958 to 2003 where she served on the mission...
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Marjorie L. Schneider

November 28, 1925 - February 3, 2014

Marjorie L. Schneider, age 88, of Unionville, was surrounded by her family when she passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. Born November 28, 1925 in Conneaut, she was the daughter of Louie (Hewitt) & Merle Gere. She married Rudolph Schneider in Cleveland on September 1, 1945. Marjorie was a 1944 graduate of Andrews School for Girls. She was a homemaker that put her family first. She enjoyed...
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Henry Fay Wilfong

September 26, 1943 - January 31, 2014

Henry Wilfong, age 70 of Rock Creek passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born September 26, 1943, in Buckhannon, WV, he was the son of Hazel (Tenney) & George Henry Wilfong. He married Patricia Ann Willoughby on June 11, 1993, in Thomasville, WV. Henry was a long time employee at the Morton Salt Mine as a mechanic, and retired after 25 years of service in...
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Dorothy Jane (nee Washburn) Nicka

February 12, 1926 - January 28, 2014

Dorothy Jane (nee Washburn) Nicka joined her Heavenly Father on January 28, 2014. Born February 12, 1926, she was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edna Washburn of Painesville. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmohter. She enjoyed her lifelong friends and neighbors. She enjoyed playing her organ and keeping an immaculate home. ...
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Victor J. Fisher

July 3, 1931 - January 25, 2014

Victor J. Fisher, age 82, longtime resident of Madison passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing Home. Victor was born on July 3, 1931 in Latvia to Anete K. (Laundinskis) and Julius Fisher . He married Josephine F. Sciarinno in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on July 5, 1952. Victor immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager. He was employed and retired with General...
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Lauretta Vandyke Gersin

July 31, 1924 - January 24, 2014

Lauretta Vandyke Gerwin, 89 passed away Jan. 24, 2014 in Venice, FL. She was born July 31, 1924 in Madison, to Martha Fuller Vandyke and Carroll Vandyke. Lauretta was a loving wife and mother of eight sons. She was active in her church in Royal Oak, MI and then in Venice, FL. Lauretta attended Andrews Academy and graduated in 1943. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Leland Gerwin;...
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Rudolph "Rudy" Valich

September 5, 1949 - January 22, 2014

Rudolph "Rudy" Valich, age 64, of Geneva, passed away January 22, 2014. Born September 5, 1949 in Cleveland, he was the son of Josephine L. (Mauer) & Louis J. Valich. After Rudy graduated from high school, he faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and darts in his spare time. He is survived by his...
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Stephen C. Barton

July 14, 1994 - January 22, 2014

Stephen C. Barton, age 19, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Madison. Born July 14, 1994 in Cleveland, he was the son of Deborah (Sisulak) & John Barton. Stephen was an active young man who enjoyed snowboarding, soccer and paintball. Growing up he was active at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church and served for many years as an acolyte. He was also a member of the Lake...
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Robert F. Morris

August 12, 1933 - January 22, 2014

Robert F. Morris, age 80, of Perry passed away Wednesday January 22, 2014 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. He was born on August 12, 1933 in Waynesburg, PA the son of Mary Margaret (Roberts) and John Henry Morris. He married Almeta Ketchum in Painesville on June 16, 1956. Robert served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Victor R. Browning Crane for 36 years as a...
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Karyn Ann Usko

April 21, 1971 - January 14, 2014

Karyn Ann Usko, age 42, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Born April 21, 1971, in Garfield Heights, she was the daughter of Susan (Krasnicki) & William Usko. A 1989 graduate of Madison High School, she also graduated from Lakeland with her associate degree in Lab Technology. As a member of Immaculate Conception Church, she was...
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Elmer C. Elliott

June 28, 1917 - January 13, 2014

Elmer C. Elliott, age 96, of Madison, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Altercare of Mentor. Born June 28, 1917 in Londenderry Township, PA, he was the son of Catherine (Smith) & Henry Milton Elliott. He married Emma Eleanor Mowrey in Cumberland, MD on September 13, 1939. Elmer worked as a shovel operator and explosives handler for the Leap Ganister Rock Company...
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Billie Jo Gribble

September 2, 1929 - January 13, 2014

Billie Jo Gribble, age 84, of Perry, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014, at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. Born September 2, 1929 in Shawnee, OK, she was the daughter of Willie Myrtle (Day) & Bert Walker. She married Howard J. Gribble in San Diego, CA on October 10, 1945. Mrs. Gribble formerly worked at Langshaw's and Losely Nursery in Perry. Her greatest enjoyment was the time...
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Mary Ann Tarbuck

December 22, 1960 - January 13, 2014

Mary Ann Tarbuck, 53, of North Perry, died Monday, January 13, 2014 with her family by her side, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Mary Ann is now in heaven leaving the loving arms of her family to be in the welcoming arms of our Lord. Born December 22, 1960 in Wooster, Ohio, Mary was a Senior Vice President of International Management Group for 22 years. Mary was Director of...
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Fran Dickinson

May 9, 1947 - January 12, 2014

Fran Dickinson, age 66, of Painesville (formerly of North Canton), went to her heavenly home on Sunday morning, January 12, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. Born May 9, 1947 in Barberton, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Christine (Casserman) Stopar. She married Jim Dickinson in Barberton on November 23, 1974. Fran graduated from Barberton High School in 1965 and was a...
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Mary "Cathy" Berly

February 14, 1957 - January 8, 2014

Mary "Cathy" Berly, age 56, of Geneva passed away January 8, 2014 at her home. She was born February 14, 1957 in Rahway, New Jersey to Mary Jane (Floyd) and Otto Niederer. She married John Berly April 30, 1977 in Geneva. Mary graduated from Madison High School in 1975. She received an Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Lakeland College. Mary was a member of the ladies auxiliary...
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Robert F Carrabine

November 5, 1920 - January 7, 2014

Robert F. Carrabine, age 93, of Thompson, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Residence of Chardon surrounded by his family. Born November 5, 1920 in Cleveland, he was the son of Gladys (Pfalzgraf) and Luke Carrabine. He married Margaret Janda in Albuquerque, NM on August 11, 1945. A 1938 Graduate of St. Ignatius High School, he also attended John Carroll University. He served in the U...
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Gloria J. Easterbrook

November 14, 1948 - January 6, 2014

Gloria J. Easterbrook, age 65 of Geneva, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at her home. Born November 14, 1948 in Painesville, she was the daughter of Florence (Dewey) & Richard Easterbrook. She was a graduate of Madison High School and worked as a nurse's aide at Carrington Park in Ashtabula and Geneva Health Care. A kind hearted woman, she always put the needs of others first. She...
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Robert LeBaron Brandt, Jr.

June 17, 1967 - January 5, 2014

Robert (LeBaron) Brandt, Jr., age 46, of Rock Creek, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014 at UH Geneva Medical Center. Born June 17, 1967, in Madison, the son of Rose Marie (Lewis), Robert Brandt and the stepson of Lenny LeBaron. Bob was a 1985 graduate of Geneva High School and worked as a supervisor for Wingfoot Truck Care Center in Austinburg. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing and...
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Donald L Cambier

November 7, 1937 - January 3, 2014

Donald Cambier, age 76, of Thompson passed away Friday, January 3, 2014 at home. He was born November 7, 1937 in Houtzdale, PA to Philomena (Dufour) and Julius Cambier. He married Belva Gromley October 19, 1957 in Cherry Tree, PA. Donald was a local truck driver for many years, last driving for Conway Trucking. He was a member of the Masonic Temple Lodge and loved to hunt and fish. He is...
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Colin Christopher Clark

January 1, 2014 - January 1, 2014

Colin Christopher Clark was born on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 and went home to be our little angel in heaven that same day. He was the son of Justin and Kristen Clark of Madison. He leaves behind his siblings, Justin Jr., Avery and Tenley Clark; paternal grandparents Dennis Clark and Martha Clark; maternal grandparents Larry and Beth Small; aunts, Danielle (Troy) Smock, Tara (Don) Ludwick,...
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Hazel A Henderson

June 4, 1949 - December 31, 2013

Hazel A. Henderson, age 64, of Madison, passed away Tuesday December 31, 2013 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. She was born June 24, 1949 in Lanark, Scotland to Janet (Donaldson) and Thomas Henderson. She married Steve Henderson in Kirtland on May 10, 1969. Hazel was the owner of Henderson Travel Service, which was in business for over 22 years. She won numerous awards as a travel...
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Cindy DeMarco

April 19, 1953 - December 31, 2013

Cindy DeMarco, age 60, of LeRoy Township, passed away December 31, 2013 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township. She was born to Florence (McCabe) & Emery Lewis on April 19, 1953. She married Dave DeMarco in Willoughby on September 2, 1972. Cynthia was a loving mother and grandmother -- that was her hobby. She dearly loved her family. She is survived by her husband, David; sons, Rob...
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Kenneth L Foucher

May 31, 1956 - December 27, 2013

Kenneth L. Foucher, 57, of Thompson, died of medical problems Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township. He was born May 31, 1956, in Cleveland to Frances and Bernard Foucher. Ken was the owner and operator of North Coast Door, an industrial and residential garage door company he founded decades ago, and which he grew to serve many clients throughout northern Ohio...
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James R. Fidel

September 7, 1953 - December 27, 2013

James R. Fidel, age 60, of Madison, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013. He was born September 7, 1953 the son of Carol (Arilson) and Robert Scoville. A graduate of Geneva High School Jim was a member of the American Legion Post 112. He loved to work outdoors and was proud of the creativity he was able to display as the owner of Sandy Ridge Hardscapes. A true perfectionist, he was...
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Patricia Ann Cesen Zele

September 17, 1935 - December 23, 2013

Patricia Ann Cesen Zele, age 78, of Painesville, passed away December 23, 2013 at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 17, 1935 in Painesville, the daughter of Robert & Mary Jopko and was a devoted wife to Joseph Zele for the last 25 years. Pat was a 1953 graduate of Madison High School. She was an accomplished musician and...
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Shirley C. Tenney

February 6, 1936 - December 21, 2013

Shirley C. Tenney, age 77, resident of Perry Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. She was born on February 6, 1936 in Gassaway WV to Jerry (Furbee) and Edward Corkhill. She married Herbert L. Tenney on December 29, 1957 in Charleston WV. Shirley enjoyed crocheting and was a member of the Perry Crochet Club, through which many...
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Deborah Burdyshaw

November 14, 1954 - December 21, 2013

Deborah Burdyshaw, age 59, of Geneva, passed away December 21, 2013 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born November 14, 1954 in Cleveland to Nellie (Nemeth) and Harry Burdyshaw. Deborah was a 1972 graduate of Mentor High School and was the originator and owner of the Flying Burrito & Cantina. Deborah loved her dogs and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. ...
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Joseph Robert Green

August 5, 1926 - December 14, 2013

Joseph Robert Green, age 87, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Tri-Point Hospital. He was born August 5, 1926 in Geneva to Ruth (Bailey) and Walter Green and married Linda B. Sprague on January 30, 1949. Joseph was a 1944 graduate of Madison High School and was a member of Madison Park United Methodist Church. After high school Joseph joined the Navy Seabees and...
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Marvin Dale Sexton

December 22, 1963 - December 13, 2013

Marvin Dale Sexton, age 49 of Madison, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at his home. He was born December 22, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio to Mary Rosalie (Smith) & Thomas Matthew Sexton. Marvin worked as a landscaper. He was a kid at heart and enjoyed collecting all kinds of toys. He especially loved fishing and camping with his family. He is survived by his daughters, Tiffany (Nick)...
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James H Gilchrist

April 12, 1930 - December 9, 2013

James H. Gilchrist, age 83 of Roaming Shores, Ohio passed away Monday, December 9, 2013. He was born April 12, 1930 in Bellshill, Scotland to Margaret (Cook) & James Gilchrist and married May Murray in Motherwell, Scotland on August 16, 1952. James worked as a pipefitter at Uniroyal. He served in the Scots Guards. He was a former member of Chapel United Methodist Church. James enjoyed...
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Mary "Boe" Doerr

May 17, 1940 - December 9, 2013

Mary "Boe" Doerr, age 73, of Thompson Township, passed away at home on Monday, December 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Her loving family was at her side. She was born in Oakland, MD on May 17, 1940 to Edward Sollars and Helen (McNemar) and married Carl Doerr on August 27, 1960 in Oakland, MD. Mary was an active supporter of Ledgemont sports as a member of the Booster...
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Gerald "Jerry" Craft

April 15, 1927 - December 8, 2013

Gerald "Jerry" Craft, age 86, of Madison passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Rae-Ann Nursing Home in Geneva. He was born April 15, 1927 in Cleveland. Jerry attended Madison High School and graduated from Kent State University in 1953. While at the University he met his wife Dorothy, they were married in 1956. Jerry was a U.S. Navy veteran who had been stationed in Guam Island during World...
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Eugene "Geno" Kline

January 23, 1930 - December 7, 2013

Eugene "Geno" Kline, age 83, a resident of Mentor and formerly of Madison, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Altercare of Mentor. Born January 23, 1930 in Stow, Ohio he was the son of Mabel Viola (Klein) & Walter T. Kline. Geno served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1945 to 1948 as a Flight Engineer on B-29's in the European Theater, 352nd Bomber Squadron, 301st...
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Frances H. Daugherty

August 14, 1937 - November 30, 2013

Frances H. Daugherty, age 76, of Madison, Ohio, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away November 30, 2013, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby, Ohio. She was born August 14, 1937 in Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania to Frank and Rose Adams. She married Leo Daugherty on December 26, 1955. Frances was a self-employed entrepreneur and vice president of Daugherty and Associates in...
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