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Rose M. Weber

September 19, 1930 - September 24, 2018

Rose M. (Jerkich) Weber, age 88 of Mentor, formerly of Mayfield Heights, died Monday September 24, 2018 at Atria of Newell Creek, Mentor. She was born September 19, 1930 in Cleveland, OH. Survivors include her children: John T. (Debbie) Weber, Peggy (Tim Briggs) Weber Schmidt and Linda (William) Scott, grandchildren: Michael T. (Denise) Weber, Kelly (Jack) Canady, David J. (Mallory Ray) Weber,...
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Norman E. Bender

April 24, 1934 - September 24, 2018

Norman E. Bender, age 84 of Mentor, passed away September 24, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born April 24, 1934 in Cleveland.Mr. Bender enjoyed photography and gardening.Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Carol (nee Tomko); son Thomas M. Bender; daughter Jennifer Christensen; son David M. (Robert Gueli) Bender; grandchildren Caleb and Isabella Christensen; sister...
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Richard S. Parker

January 19, 1936 - September 21, 2018

Richard S. "Dick" Parker, 82 of Mentor, passed away September 21, 2018 at his home. He was born January 19, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. Dick worked as a salesman with the Raychem Corporation. He enjoyed golf, tennis and photography. He loved spending time with his grandkids and watching his Cleveland sports teams, as well as the Buckeyes. He lived a rewarding and impactful life and blessed...
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Steven Vincent Fiebig

April 20, 1978 - September 20, 2018

Steven Vincent Fiebig, better known to those close to him as Vince, 40, of Willoughby, formerly of Mentor and a long time resident of Kent, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2018 at his home after a 12 year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, sons, and loving family. There is no doubt that Steve and his brother Brian had front row seats on Thursday night to witness the...
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James E. Dimick

March 13, 1926 - September 20, 2018

James E. Dimick, age 92 of Mentor, passed away September 20, 2018 at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born March 13, 1926 in Port Huron, MI.Mr. Dimick had worked as a mechanical engineer for Parker Hannifin Corp, retiring after 20 years. A very active and longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willoughby. He was a WWII and a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Navy...
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Vernon K. Nielsen

March 25, 1924 - September 18, 2018

Vernon K. Nielsen, 94, of Euclid, passed away quietly on Tuesday, September 18th, in the presence of family. Husband for 64 years of Olwyn L. (deceased); father of Margaret (Guven) Erdal, Paul E. (Marg) Nielsen and Evelyn (Jim) Arndt; grandfather, or Farfar, to, Sibel Erdal (Tugrul) Bulucu, Defne Erdal (Alper Kaya), Erik (Rachel Payne) Nielsen, Emily Nielsen, Michael (Alissa) Arndt, Nicholas ...
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Roberta Walter

May 24, 1937 - September 14, 2018

Roberta "Bobbie" (Moyer) Walter, age 81 of Concord Twp, passed away Friday September 14, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family and fur baby, Roger. She was born May 24, 1937 in Sandusky, OH.Bobbie created a life full of helping others. She worked as an RN in the Emergency Department at Lake Hospital, an Occupational nurse for the Great Lakes Shipping Liners, an Executive Flight Nurse for...
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Michael J. Shetina

May 22, 1947 - September 11, 2018

Michael J. Shetina, 71, of Eastlake, passed away September 11, 2018 at his home. He was born May 22, 1947 in Painesville.Mr. Shetina worked as a quality control inspector at Swagelok for many years. His hobbies were working in his yard and on his pond. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing with his animals and especially spending time in the park with his grandchildren. He liked to...
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Norbert W. Foxx, Sr.

August 10, 1940 - September 11, 2018

Norbert W. Foxx Sr., age 78 of Mentor, passed away September 11, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 10, 1940 in Canton, OH.Mr. Foxx had owned and operated Foxx Financial Services. He enjoyed golfing, was an avid fan of baseball and enjoyed coaching the Mentor South baseball team.Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Kathryn (Kinney); son Norbert (Judy) Foxx II; daughter Bridget (Sam)...
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N. Lee Dietrich

December 18, 1926 - September 10, 2018

N. Lee Dietrich, 91, a longtime Lake County resident, passed away September 10, 2018 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born December 18, 1926 in Lorain, Ohio.Mr. Dietrich was the co-owner and vice president of Lockie Lee Dairy and Ohio Convenient Food Mart, Inc.He was a graduate of Mentor High School, class of 1945. Following graduation, he served in the Merchant Marine. He...
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John G. Smeltzer

February 25, 1934 - September 9, 2018

John G. Smeltzer, of Mentor, passed away September 9, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. He was born February 25, 1934 in Omaha, Nebraska. John owned and operated Sparkle Wash of Lake County for 46 years and took great pride in his work. He was a U.S. Marine veteran who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He spoke often of his love of flying and of his days as a...
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Mary Lou Joranko

October 15, 1937 - September 9, 2018

Mary Lou Joranko, 80 of Wickliffe, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born October 15, 1937 in Cleveland to the late Joseph and Francis Bucceri.She retired from Mr. Coffee, enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.Survivors include her children, Valerie (Steve) Metzger and Greg (Ursula) Joranko; grandchildren, Kristina and Kelsey Metzger and...
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William Joseph Perko

November 16, 1945 - September 9, 2018

William Joseph Perko, 72 of Midlothian, Virginia passed away suddenly on Sunday September 9, 2018. William (Bill) was born in Cleveland, OH November 16, 1945 to Joseph and Gladsome Perko and brother to Robert Perko, all deceased. He was formerly of Solon and Richmond Heights.Bill recently celebrated 51 years with his beloved wife Margaret L. "Peg" Perko . He was an amazing father to his only son...
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Grace Harrison

March 18, 1921 - September 7, 2018

Grace Harrison, 97, of Mentor, passed away peacefully, at her residence, on September 7, 2018. She is now living in her eternal home with her loving husband, Bernie, whom she was married to for 71 years. Grace was born March 18, 1921 in Harrison County, West Virginia.Mrs. Harrison was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and baking. She had a great love and respect for Mother...
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Jean M. Manary

June 28, 1935 - September 7, 2018

Jean M. (Courtright) Manary, age 83 a longtime resident of Painesville Twp, passed away September 7, 2018 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born June 28, 1935 in Cleveland.Jean was, with her husband, co-founder of State Credit Inc. A former Citizen of the Year, Jean served on the development boards of Lake Health System, Lake Erie College, and Camp Sue Osborne. In addition,...
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Elizabeth A. Kerul

September 24, 1920 - September 6, 2018

Elizabeth A. (Gretchko) Kerul, age 97 of Mentor, died Thursday September 6, 2018 at Brookdale of Mentor, Mentor, OH. She was born September 24, 1920 in Cleveland, OH.Survivors include her children: Robert (Paula) Kerul and Barbara (William) O'Mailia, grandchildren: David (Patty) Kerul, Kate (Todd) Schultz, Daniel (Stacey) Kerul, Monica Pagels, Meggin (Craig) Rowley, Michael (Mandy) Niederst, and...
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Garlon Meadows

July 18, 1941 - September 5, 2018

Garlon Meadows, age 77 of Mentor, passed away September 5, 2018 at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland. Mr. Meadows was born July 18, 1941 in WV.Mr. Meadows had worked as a truck driver for Benjamin Moore and the former Edgcomb Metals in Bedford. He was a U.S. Army veteran.Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Linda; sisters Sadie Fink, Maxine Thurston and Barbara Haynie; brothers Leo and...
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Rick C. Sivik

December 28, 1949 - September 4, 2018

Rick C. Sivik, 68, entered into his eternal rest on September 4, 2018. He passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. Rick was born December 28, 1949 to Elaine and Donald Sivik in Cleveland, OH.A graduate of Mayfield High School and Miami University, he excelled in basketball and rugby. He was a dedicated employee of the Lincoln Electric Company for 32 years ending his career in...
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Maureen Shiplett Allen

November 22, 1950 - September 4, 2018

Maureen Shiplett Allen, 67 of Painesville, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Homestead II, in Painesville. She was born November 22, 1950 in Cleveland to the late Charles and June Shiplett.Maureen was a member of the Fairport Harbor Congregational Church, where she served on the church board of trustees. She was a former member of the Hambden Congregational Church where she also served as...
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Timothy E. Leiden

September 5, 1940 - August 29, 2018

Timothy E. Leiden, 77, of Mentor passed away, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Salida Woods Assisted Living, Mentor. He was born September 5, 1940 in Cleveland to the late Leo and Esther Leiden. Timothy was a graduate of Benedictine High School and John Carroll University and spent several years teaching in local Catholic schools. He was also accountant at the Leiden Cabinet Company, the family...
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Jane Leigey

June 24, 1950 - August 27, 2018

Jane Leigey, age 68 of Mentor on the Lake, passed away August 27, 2018 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born June 24, 1950 in Clearfield, PA to the late Max and Armella Carns, where she was raised in the Baptist faith.Mrs. Leigey had worked as a beautician for over 30 years at JCPenney's. She enjoyed going to musical plays in downtown Cleveland, traveling to Disney World...
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William W. Parke

October 24, 1948 - August 25, 2018

William W. "Bill" Parke age 69 died Saturday August 25, 2018 at home. He was born October 24, 1948 in Binghamton, NY.More than anything, Bill loved his family, sharing love and life with all his kids and grandkids. He loved learning, fixing, and creating. He enjoyed literature, language, humor, animals, and traveling the world. A gifted natural engineer, he could deal with the intricacies of any...
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Ronald Charles Peters

March 29, 1943 - August 25, 2018

Ronald Charles Peters, 75 of Euclid, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born March 29, 1943 in Cleveland to the late Stanley and Agnes Peters. He worked for the city of Euclid for 30 years. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna Peters; daughters: Irene (fiancé, Rodney Harmon) Gentile and Kim (Lee) Cooper; grandchildren: Anthony, Joseph and...
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James A. Deaner

April 22, 1929 - August 23, 2018

James A. "Jim" Deaner age 89 of Mentor, died Thursday August 23, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor, in Mentor. He was born April 22, 1929 in Caldwell, WV.Mr. Deaner was a self-employed auto repair mechanic for 15 years. After that he worked at the former Towmotor in Mentor for 19 years. He was a member of the Mentor Masonic Lodge #772. James was the patriarch of a large, fun-loving family and set the...
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Lillian Weaver

September 22, 1927 - August 21, 2018

Lillian Weaver, age 90 of Lyndhurst, passed away August 21, 2018 at The Greens in Lyndhurst. She was born September 22, 1927 in Confluence, PA.She is survived by her brothers David Weaver and Oakie (Sheridyn) Weaver; sister Shirley (John) Walsh and many loving nieces and nephews and other loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Anna Weaver; sisters Lois and Alvira and...
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Hugh Audas Cole

December 14, 1924 - August 19, 2018

Hugh Audas Cole, 93 of Mentor, OH (formerly of St. Charles, IL), passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Atria Newell Creek Senior Living in Mentor. He was born December 14, 1924 in Utica, NY to Aden and Frances (Audas) Cole.Hugh served in the US Army during WWII (Company D, 25th Battalion, Infantry Replacement Training Center) from 1943-1946 and the Korean Conflict (Company C, 5th...
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Nenvenka Franekic

August 28, 1944 - August 15, 2018

Nevenka "Nena" Franekic, age 73 of Mentor, passed away August 15, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born August 28, 1944 in Zagreb, Croatia.Mrs. Franekic enjoyed spending time with her family, especially spending time with and cooking for her grandchildren.Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Milan; daughter Tajana (Dean) Glover; son Milan (Nanette) Franekic and grandchildren Sara,...
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Christine S. Howell

February 12, 1942 - August 13, 2018

Christine S. (Smolen) Howell age 76 of Kirtland, died Monday August 13, 2018 at Heartland of Mentor / Manor Care, Mentor, OH. She was born February 12, 1942 in Cleveland, OH.Mrs. Howell was a retired Cafeteria worker from the Kirtland School System for 18 years. Prior to that she was an Executive Secretary for Master Builders.Christine enjoyed visiting with family and friends, crossword puzzles,...
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John S. Brown

December 27, 1933 - August 12, 2018

John S. Brown, age 84 of Mentor, passed away August 12, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor. He was born December 27, 1933 in Painesville.Mr. Brown worked as a safety engineer at Avery Dennison and Ohio Rubber. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, traveling, and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. John was a member of St. Cyprian's Church in Perry and loved spending time with his family. Survivors are...
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Kathleen M. Sekki

January 8, 1957 - August 12, 2018

Kathleen M. Sekki (Barr), age 61, passed away August 12, 2018 at her home in Fairport Harbor. She was born, January 8, 1957 in Painesville. Mrs. Sekki was a home health aide. She was very active in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Painesville Twp. as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School leader and as a Youth Group Leader. She loved to read and write poetry and especially loved to dance....
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Sherri Lynn Breeden

October 2, 1963 - August 8, 2018

Sherri Lynn Breeden, age 54 of Euclid, passed away August 8, 2018 at Euclid Hospital. She was born October 2, 1963 in Cleveland.Sherri was a loving mother, daughter, aunt, and friend who always went out of her way to make sure that everyone was happy. She had the energy to work a tough job and come home to clean the house - all while managing to have enough time left in her day to make sure that...
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Josephine M. Ferrante

February 5, 1933 - August 7, 2018

Josephine M. Ferrante, age 85, of Concord Twp., passed away August 7, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born February 5, 1933 in Cleveland and grew up in Wickliffe.Mrs. Ferrante was a homemaker. She enjoyed caring for her family, gardening, and spending time with her sisters. Josephine especially loved cooking, making homemade pasta and carrying out family traditions which included going...
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Donna M. Breach

August 8, 1959 - August 6, 2018

Donna M. Breach, age 58, of Madison Twp., passed away August 6, 2018. She was born August 8, 1959 in Cleveland.Donna was an avid lover...She was passionate about her husband, family, and friends and found the GREATEST joy in her children, grandchildren, and nephews. She enjoyed tending to her plants, particularly African Violets and enjoyed rescuing and raising animals of all sorts! Donna loved...
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Margery Gregg

July 28, 1918 - August 6, 2018

Margery (Lecrone) Gregg, 100 of Amsterdam, OH for most of her adult life, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Tripoint Medical Center in Concord Township, OH after a brief illness. She was born July 28, 1918 near Bucyrus, OH.Margery's devotion to education developed as a student in the Holmes-Liberty schools, at Bluffton College, and as a dedicated teacher at Springfield Local High School....
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Cynthia Ann Kitchen

January 28, 1961 - August 5, 2018

Cynthia Ann Kitchen, 57 of Kirtland passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her residence. She was born January 28, 1961 in Cleveland.Cynthia worked as an RN at TriPoint Medical Center and was a graduate of Huron School of Nursing. Survivors include her daughter, Annette (Marty Mirtell) Mannion; son, Eric (Julie) Mannion; grandchildren Ella Rae and Eva Bea Mannion; mother, Martha Kitchen; brother,...
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Paul K. Laszlo

February 3, 1953 - August 4, 2018

Paul K. Laszlo, 65 of Fairport Harbor, passed away unexpectedly on August 4, 2018. He was born February 3, 1953 in Painesville.Paul "Carp" worked at Mastertech Diamond Products for many years. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, sports, gardening, watching movies and loved to experiment with new recipes. Paul was a genuine and generous outdoorsman, who was an excellent cook and had his own brand...
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Maralyn J. Brommer

May 22, 1943 - August 4, 2018

Maralyn J. Brommer, age 75 of Painesville Twp, passed away August 4, 2018 at her residence. She was born May 22, 1943 in Cleveland.Maralyn Brommer had been a part owner of Roy's Auto Recycling in Jefferson, OH for 22 years. She also was an avid reader.Survivors include her husband of 38 years Roy L. Brommer; son Chuck R. Brommer; grandson Garrett Brommer and sister Karen (Nick) Psathas. She was...
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Ken Gerry

December 7, 1946 - August 1, 2018

Ken Gerry, age 71 of Mentor, passed away August 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born December 7, 1946 in Akron.Mr. Gerry had retired as a Maintenance Supervisor from Polychem Corporation in Mentor. He was U.S. Army veteran. Enjoyed riding his motorcycle, was a member of H.O.G, doing yard work around the house and especially spending time with his family.Survivors include his wife of 42 years,...
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Billy Ray Stover

April 7, 1938 - July 31, 2018

In memory and honor of Billy "Bill" Ray Stover - a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and proud veteran. Born in Long Branch, WVA on April 7, 1938, Bill lived a full and satisfying life. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army (82nd Airborne) stationed both stateside and in South Korea.He was happily married to May Lee for 56 years. In addition to his wife, he...
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Kenneth J. Allan

July 26, 1947 - July 29, 2018

Kenneth J. "Ken" Allan, age 71 of Lakewood, died Sunday July 29, 2018 at Fairview General Hospital, Cleveland, OH. He was born July 26, 1947.Mr. Allan worked in customer service at Classic Lexus. Prior to that he owned and operated an Office cleaning service for 25 years.Ken was a US Air Force Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. Mr. Allan had professional training in voice classes from...
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Virginia A. Sherman

August 24, 1931 - July 29, 2018

Virginia "Ginny" A. Sherman, age 86, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away July 29, 2018 at Atria - Newell Creek in Mentor. She was born August 24, 1931 in Wesleyville, PA.Mrs. Sherman has worked as a chemist for G.E, where she worked as one of the first female scientists at their corporate labs in Schenectady, NY, and finished her professional career at Kalcor Coatings after raising the 4...
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Howard C. Gotti

December 6, 1930 - July 29, 2018

Howard C. Gotti, age 87 of Kirtland, passed away July 29, 2018, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. He was born December 6, 1930 in Struthers, Ohio.Howard was a pilot in the Air Force during the Korean War. He then worked in the lighting business of General Electric for 37 years. During his career, he managed the start-up and operation of a lighting factory in Bogota, Colombia, directed...
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John Bradarich

October 27, 1924 - July 28, 2018

John Bradarich, age 93 of Mentor, OH, formerly of Concord Twp, died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Mentor Ridge Health & Rehabilitation, Mentor. He was born October 27, 1924 in Cleveland, OH.Mr. Bradarich was a retired Cost Estimator for the former Ohio Rubber Company in Willoughby.John was a US Army WWII Veteran. He enjoyed playing the trombone in 3 bands, bowling, golfing, coaching softball and...
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James W. Murton

December 15, 1940 - July 28, 2018

James W. Murton, 77, of Kirtland, passed away July 28, 2018, at Kirtland Rehab. He was born December 15, 1940, in Auburn Twp., OH.James liked fishing, and working on cars. He enjoyed his many nephews. He spent a lot of time with them and even some of their children. He was always visiting his brothers, and sisters, checking up on them, helping anyway he could. Later his grandchildren became his...
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Betty L. Grzesiow

October 3, 1940 - July 28, 2018

Betty L. Grzesiow, 77, of Painesville Twp., passed away July 28, 2018, at Salida Woods Assisted Living. She was born October 3, 1940, in Clarksburg, West Virginia.Betty was a school teacher for 26 years at Riverside High School where she taught German and English. She obtained her Master's Degree from Kent State University and prior to teaching she worked as a lab and x-ray technician at Brown...
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Grant G. Farrow, Jr.

December 8, 1938 - July 27, 2018

Grant G. Farrow Jr., age 79, of Mentor, passed away July 27, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. He was born December 8, 1938 in Layton, PA.Mr. Farrow was a supervisor for the former Carter Diamond Tool Inc. of Willoughby. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and he enjoyed hanging out on his porch with his family and friends. He was a U.S. Air Force...
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Joseph West

May 14, 1958 - July 27, 2018

Joseph West, 60, of Madison Twp., passed away July 27, 2018 at Lake Health Madison Campus. He was born May 14, 1958 in Painesville. Mr. West worked at Lincoln Electric for over 40 years before he retired in 2017 as a shift foreman. Joe was a big man with a giant personality and heart to match. He loved life, and especially loved laughing and having fun with family and friends. Joe could always...
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Martha O. Harris

December 9, 1926 - July 26, 2018

Martha O. (Weir) Harris, age 91 of Willoughby, died Thursday July 26, 2018 at Heartland of Willoughby. She was born December 9, 1926 in Indiana County, PA.Mrs. Harris was a homemaker. She also was a retired bus driver for the Willoughby-Eastlake School System. Martha attended Mentor United Methodist Church, Mentor. Survivors include her son: Ronald A. Harris, grandchildren: Kimberly (Monte)...
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Terrence S. Higgins

June 14, 1941 - July 23, 2018

Terrence S. Higgins, 77, of Concord Twp., passed away July 23, 2018 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born June 14, 1941 in Painesville.Mr. Higgins was a teacher with the Mentor Public Schools for 24 years. Before his stint with Mentor, he also taught in the Berea School system.He loved being a Dad and Grandpa, music, playing golf as much as possible, and reading every book he could get his hands...
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Erma L. Price

March 31, 1928 - July 23, 2018

Erma L. Price, 90 of Willoughby Hills and previously Mentor, passed away peacefully Monday, July 23, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born March 31, 1928 in Carrollton, Ohio to the late Florian and Alice Tresler. Erma was devoted to her loving family, often keeping in touch through Facebook. She took special delight in her great-grandchildren. As a dedicated Cleveland Indians fan, she...
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John Pernus

March 17, 1941 - July 22, 2018

John "Pat" Pernus, 77, a longtime Concord Twp. resident, passed away July 22, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born March 17, 1941 in Cleveland.Pat worked at Lincoln Electric for 37 years, retiring as a Master Scheduler for all the automatic and semiautomatic welding machines. Known as the local "tax man", Pat was the founder and owner of Confidential Tax Service where he provided...
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Rita M. Macchione

June 22, 1925 - July 22, 2018

Rita M. Macchione, 93, of Mentor, passed away July 22, 2018 at Mentor Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Mentor. She was born June 22, 1925 in Youngstown. Mrs. Macchione was a nurse for over 40 years. She was a graduate of Ursuline High School in Youngstown as well as St. Elizabeth Nursing School. Rita enjoyed spending time with her family and playing golf. Survivors are her sons, Michael (Millicent)...
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Frances L. Pieper

August 10, 1941 - July 21, 2018

Frances L. (Penley) Pieper, 76 of Concord Twp. passed away Saturday July 21, 2018 at home. She was born August 10, 1941 in Kirtland, OH.Frances was on the original board and the first Director of Hannah's Home Ohio. She has been involved in Women's Ministries, leading multiple Bible studies and mentoring countless women through her local church, Calvary Fellowship Baptist Church in Painesville...
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William H. Childs

November 3, 1940 - July 21, 2018

William H. Childs age 77 of Mentor, OH., died Saturday July 21, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland, OH. He was born November 3, 1940 in Allison, PA.Mr. Childs retired as a Bend Brake Operator for Lincoln Electric after 35 years. William enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and the outdoors. He loved and cherished the time he spent with family and friends. He was a longtime member of St....
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Jan M. Griggs

June 3, 1942 - July 20, 2018

Jan M. Griggs, age 76 of Concord Twp, died Friday July 20, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born June 3, 1942 in Jackson, MI. Mr. Griggs received a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan before working as a chemical engineer at Diamond Shamrock and later as a regional product manager at Progressive...
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Delores G. Maloney

April 5, 1936 - July 17, 2018

Delores G. Maloney, 82, of Cleveland, formerly of Eastlake, passed away July 17, 2018 at Cleveland Clinic Hospital. She was born April 5, 1936 in Altoona, PA.Mrs. Maloney worked as an assembler at the Waffle Iron Company in Cleveland and then worked at Mag-Nif in Mentor. She enjoyed puzzles and word games. Survivors are her son, Jeffrey (Theresa) Maloney; grandchildren, Lynnette (Johnathan)...
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Debbie Blood

June 3, 1962 - July 17, 2018

Debbie Blood, 56, of Mentor, passed away July 17, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born June 3, 1962 in Meadville, PA. Mrs. Blood worked at Swagelok for many years and most recently at API / TRU Cast. Her hobbies were tending to her flowers, cooking, and canning. Debbie enjoyed spending time with her dogs Pugsley and Nikki and especially going on Harley rides with her...
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Fred Jg Mika

April 23, 1934 - July 16, 2018

Fred JG Mika, age 84 of Mentor, died Monday July 16, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born April 23, 1934 in Cleveland, OH.Mr. Mika owned and operated Mika Metal Fabricating Company in Willoughby, OH for over 50 years until his retirement.He was a United States Air Force Veteran and a Veteran of the Korean War. Fred was a Mason, for the Windermere Lodge #627. He was an avid...
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Irene A. Williams

August 25, 1936 - July 16, 2018

Irene A. (Yakos) Williams age 81 of Painesville, died Monday July 16, 2018 at Tri-Point Medical Center from injuries sustained in car/pedestrian accident. She was born August 25, 1936 in Cleveland.Irene was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family, crocheting, volunteering at the Seidman Cancer Center, and baking. Family was everything to her especially at Christmas, with her well...
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Howard Van Schoor

November 11, 1925 - July 15, 2018

Howard Van Schoor, Jr., age 92, most cherished father to Nancy (Mike) Ptak, died Sunday, July 15th at Heartland of Mentor after a long illness. Dear brother-in-law to Jackie Blecher of Walnut Creek, CA and Evelyn Bauknecht of Northfield, OH. Step-grandfather to Austin, Preston, and Taylor. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Elsie (Blecher) Van Schoor, who died in October of 2017,...
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Robert M. Witter

August 18, 1946 - July 14, 2018

Robert M "The Bob" Witter, age 71 of Mentor, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born August 18, 1946 in Akron, OH.Bob was a graduate of Bowling Green University and worked as a Purchasing Manager for the Austin Company for 33 years prior to his retirement in 2010.Previously an avid golfer and bowler, recently he enjoyed being a member of the...
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Nanette Renee Bryan

April 7, 1967 - July 12, 2018

On July 12th, 2018 the world lost the most loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, daughter-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, niece, cousin, neighbor and friend ever known. Nanette Renee (Tamburro) Bryan passed in peace with loved ones by her side following her most courageous battle. She was born April 7, 1967 in Painesville. Throughout her years, Nanette touched the lives of many through her love,...
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Wr Herchick

December 19, 1966 - July 11, 2018

WR Herchick, 51, a lifelong Mentor resident, passed away July 11, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born December 19, 1966 in Cleveland.WR (Dubs) was very active in many Special Olympic sports. Skiing, track and field, swimming, softball, basketball, and cycling. In 1999 he was chosen to compete in cycling at the world games in North Carolina. He proudly came home with two silver medals...
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Norman A. Smyke, Sr.

June 7, 1933 - July 11, 2018

Norman A. Smyke Sr., 85 of Concord Twp., passed away July 11, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. He was born June 7, 1933 in Cleveland.Mr. Smyke was a Real Estate Developer for many years. He attended Cathedral Latin High School and went on to Kent State University where he was President of the ATO Fraternity. Later in life he taught his passion for Real Estate at Kent State. His career...
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Lillian A. Zeitz

February 14, 1922 - July 5, 2018

Lillian A. Zeitz, 96 of Mentor, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Heartland of Mentor. She was born February 14, 1922 in Cleveland, to the late Irving and Abigail Knight.Lillian is survived by her son: Larry Zeitz; granddaughter: Tracey (Shane) Carder; great grandchildren: Steven Holly and Alicia (Shane) Kramme and great-great grandchildren: Lillyona, Isaac and Wyatt.Preceding her in death...
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John Neibecker

December 30, 1950 - July 3, 2018

John Neibecker, 67, of Mentor, passed away July 3, 2018 peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born December 30, 1950 in Cleveland. John attended St. Joseph High School in Euclid and Ohio University. He married the love of his life Kathi (Preseren) on May 18, 1974. John worked in the car business as a finance manager for 40 years, making many friends along the way. He was a...
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Vincent C. Devers

November 1, 1942 - July 3, 2018

Vincent C. Devers, 75 of Mentor, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Kirtland Rehab Center, Kirtland, OH. He was born November 1, 1942 in Bellaire, OH.Vince is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janet; children: Vincent Carl Devers II, Tammy (Ken) Brown, Stephanie (Abel) Devers-Menchaca, Stacey (Andrew) Mocz and Shelly (David) Skinner; grandchildren: Grady, Lauren, Ashley, Patti, Vincent III,...
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David H. Brooks

November 14, 1933 - July 2, 2018

David H. Brooks, age 84 of Mentor, passed away July 2, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born November 14, 1933 in Mentor.Mr. Brooks had retired after 30 years as a machinist for Bowden Manufacturing. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and spending time with his grandkids.Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Diane (Stark); children Peg (Alex), Randy, Tami (Paul), Tim ...
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Helen Wivell

November 6, 1926 - June 30, 2018

Helen Wivell, 91 of Mentor, passed away June 30, 2018 at her home. She was born November 6, 1926 in Long Island, NY.Mrs. Wivell was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and planting flowers around her property. Survivors are her children, Patricia Elswick, Linda (Craig) Lofgren, Stephen (Linda) Wivell, and Wayne Wivell. She is also survived by many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She...
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Theresa Antoinette Cooper Roberts

December 12, 1923 - June 29, 2018

Theresa Antoinette Cooper Roberts (née Skur), 94, of Eastlake, joined her heavenly family on June 29, 2018. She was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.Born in Cleveland on December 12, 1923, Theresa was a dedicated businesswoman; she was the original owner of Cooper's Twist and Shake, Cooper's Rub and Scrub, and Boulevard Bait Shop. She and her sister were...
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Carl L. Whelpley

June 27, 2018

Carl L. Whelpley Sr. age 79 of Willoughby, died Wednesday June 27, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland. Carl enjoyed his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and Cleveland sports fan.Survivors include his wife of 60 years: Sharon (Anderle) Whelpley, children: Sandra (Gary) Kennedy, Carl L. (Ilona) Whelpley Jr, grandchildren: Ryan (Ashley) Kennedy, Samantha and Cole Whelpley,...
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Terri Lynn Gilbert

November 10, 1959 - June 26, 2018

Terri Lynn Gilbert, 58, of Mentor, went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2018. She passed away at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born November 10, 1959 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Betty and Joseph Everett Sr. Terri was a loyal member of Grace Covenant Church. She enjoyed playing games with her family, exercising and taking occasional walks through the Holden Arboretum. Terri also...
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Raymond G. Stadler

January 19, 1936 - June 26, 2018

Raymond G. Stadler, 82, formerly of Mentor, passed away June 26, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Ray was a classic gentleman with a dashing presentation. He was a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country. He worked at Reliance Electric for 44 years before retiring in 1999. Blessed with a long and happy retirement, he never stopped dancing to his favorite Polka music. He traveled...
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Thamer Katko

October 17, 1945 - June 26, 2018

Thamer Katko, age 72 of Mentor, passed away Tuesday June 26, 2018 at Fairmont Health Center, Willoughby after a short battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was born October 17, 1945 in Cleveland.Thamer worked as a Barista for Starbucks and before that worked at Huntington Bank and Sears, where she made friends along the way. Thamer will be remembered for her fun-loving personality and infectious...
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Robert Emmett Goff, Sr.

July 27, 1940 - June 25, 2018

Robert "Bob" Emmett Goff Sr., 77, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 in the comfort of his home in Mentor. Bob was born July 27, 1940 in Cleveland and was a loving husband and father. Bob and his wife Mary Ann were married on July 17, 1965 in Cleveland.Bob is a graduate of Collinwood High School (1958), John Carroll University (1964) and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1968). He was an...
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Catherine D. Stiveson

June 29, 1964 - June 23, 2018

Catherine D. "Cathy" (Wolf) Stiveson, age 53 of Painesville, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born June 29, 1964 in Cleveland.Mrs. Stiveson was a CNC Operator at Meritec Inc. in Painesville. Cathy enjoyed time with her grandchildren, gardening painting, and ceramics. Survivors include her husband of 22 years: Ronald L. Stiveson, sons: Joseph Wolf,...
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Joan E. Corrette

November 29, 1926 - June 22, 2018

Joan E. Corrette, 91, of Mentor, passed away June 22, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor. She was born November 29, 1926 to the late Roger Shepard and Ruth Shepard.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard H. "Dick" Corrette.Joan graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire and taught school before she married Dick, when she became a homemaker and mother. She enjoyed keeping house,...
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Theresa A. Deming-Olander

June 19, 1941 - June 22, 2018

Theresa A. (Ramona) Deming-Olander age 77 of Mentor, passed away Friday June 22, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 19, 1941 in Cleveland, OH.Theresa worked as a Project Manager for Apple computer for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who will be deeply missed.Survivors include her son: John (Michelle) Johnson, step-son:...
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John A. Bohn

December 5, 1931 - June 22, 2018

John A. Bohn, age 86 of Mentor, died Friday June 22, 2018. He was born December 5, 1931 in Erie, PA. He enjoyed the past year and a half at Salida Woods Assisted Living. Mr. Bohn worked in Human Resource for the Higbee Co. for 30 years. John loved helping people through work, by volunteering to decorate the church for the holidays or just talking to a friend in need. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
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Wendy Williams Moorhead

July 16, 1952 - June 21, 2018

Wendy Williams Moorhead, 65 of Mentor, passed away June 21, 2018. She was born July 16, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio. Most of her childhood was spent in Mentor. She grew up with wonderful friends and a loving family; her parents always held her immediate and extended families close. Holidays, birthdays, and summer picnics were spent together and these lasting memories remained with Wendy her entire...
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Paulina Ramos

June 28, 1927 - June 21, 2018

Paulina Ramos, 90 of Cleveland, wife of the late Rafael Ramos, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Homestead II, Painesville. She was born, June 28, 1927 in Patillas, Puerto Rico to the late Meliton Velazquez and Epifania Pons.Paulina (Nisia- as known to many) was a true disciple and promoter for the church, fabulous cook, awesome mother and grandmother and a true example of love without...
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Bonnie A. Wyar

June 1, 1946 - June 21, 2018

Bonnie A. (Raleigh) Wyar, age 72 of Concord Township, died peacefully onThursday June 21, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights after a courageousthree year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born June 1, 1946 in Uniontown,PA.After earning a Master's Degree in Education from Kent State University she taughtas an elementary teacher in the Mentor Exempted Village Board of Education...
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Marilyn J. Walker

November 23, 1927 - June 19, 2018

Marilyn J. Walker, 90, of Ashtabula, passed away June 19, 2018 at her daughter's home in Painesville. She was born November 23, 1927 in Geneva.Mrs. Walker worked as an assembler and press operator at Pilot Run Stamping in Mentor. Her hobbies were sewing, crocheting and she enjoyed going to church and getting together with family. Survivors are her children, Barbara (Jerry) Lago - McGehee,...
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Heather E. Cigoy

June 17, 1980 - June 19, 2018

Heather E. Cigoy, 38, of Mentor, passed away June 19, 2018 at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born June 17, 1980 in Mayfield Heights.Heather loved her rose garden, her 2 cats and spending time with her family and friends, especially her beloved nephew, J.D.Survivors are her parents, Rebecca and Dale Cigoy; sisters, Shannon (Mike) Stuckert, and Aryn (Dustin) Chandler; and her adored...
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Carolyn L. Lechner

April 20, 1938 - June 18, 2018

Carolyn L. Lechner, 80 of Painesville Twp., passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at U.H. Geauga Medical Center. She was born April 20, 1938 in Cleveland, to the late Thomas and Jessie Marthe.Carolyn was a graduate of Chardon High School in 1956. She became a bookkeeper and worked for several companies in Cuyahoga and Lake Counties. Carolyn was Office Manager for Semple, Marchal & Cooper, C.P.A...
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Gregory S. Kmetko

November 27, 1966 - June 17, 2018

Gregory S. "Greg" Kmetko, age 51 of Mentor, Died Sunday June 17, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born November 27, 1966 in Painesville, Ohio.Mr. Kmetko was an accountant for DFAS. Greg enjoyed cooking and his family and grandchildren.Survivors include his wife of 20 years Maureen A. Kmetko, step-children: Danielle (Carlos) Almendra, Stephan (Brittani) Vranic, grandchildren:...
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David C. Sadler

December 13, 1959 - June 16, 2018

David C. Sadler, 58 of Willoughby Hills, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Heartland of Mentor. He was born December 13, 1959 in Washington D.C., to the late Robert and Mae Sadler.Mr. Sadler is survived by his siblings: Robert (Nancy) Sadler, Daniel (Judi) Sadler, Joann (Patrick) Ockuly, and Suzanne (Elmer "Louis") DiCiuccio; many nieces, nephews and other loving family members.A private...
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Jeffrey A. Wade

January 8, 1941 - June 16, 2018

Jeffrey A. Wade, age 77 of Painesville Twp., formerly of Wickliffe, passed away June 16, 2018 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born January 8, 1941 in Steubenville, OH.Jeff retired after more than 27 years as an Information Technology Executive for Parker Hannifin Corp. in Cleveland. He graduated in 1955 from St. Aloysius grade school and was a 1959 graduate of St. John...
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Rebecca A. Bates

February 11, 1958 - June 12, 2018

Rebecca A. Bates, age 60 a lifelong resident of Painesville, passed away Tuesday June 12, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born February 11, 1958 in Painesville.Ms. Bates was a retired Administrative Assistant from Mill-Rose Co., Mentor Ohio. She was a 1976 graduate of Harvey High School.Survivors include her mother: Pamela Bates; siblings: Roberta Bates, David (Anne) Bates;...
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Elizabeth A. Jensen

September 27, 1922 - June 12, 2018

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Jensen, age 95 of Hiram, OH formerly of Mentor, died Tuesday June 12, 2018 at UHHS Geauga Medical Center, Chardon, OH. She was born September 27, 1922 in Bellaire, OH.Mrs. Jensen was a homemaker.Survivors include her daughters: Susan (Terry Fluent) Thompson, Karen (Chris) Misner, grandchildren: Joseph, Gabriel, Katrina, and Anthony (Ashley) Munitz, Kristy Misner, great...
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Robert E. Shook

June 25, 1948 - June 10, 2018

On June 10th, Robert E. Shook passed away after a 4 year battle with illness. He was cared for by his family who were with him up to his final moments when he passed at home. "Bob" was a man of great faith and that faith supported him to the very end. "Papa" had many talents and interests. He was a long-time business owner, a skilled machinist, fisherman, congregation elder, Bible educator and...
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Elaine J. Graham

June 4, 1929 - June 10, 2018

Elaine J. (Maier) Graham, age 89 of Willoughby formerly of Lyndhurst, died Sunday June 10, 2018 at Fairmount Health Center, Willoughby. She was born June 4, 1929 in Cincinnati, OH. Elaine graduated from Miami University in 1951 and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Elaine enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with her family and friends.Survivors include her daughters: Judy (Rick) Izant, and...
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Richard A. Newman

February 17, 1934 - June 8, 2018

Richard A. "Dick" Newman, age 84 of Concord, died Friday June 8, 2018 at Tri-Point Medical Center, Concord. He was born February 17, 1934 in Cleveland, OH.Mr. Newman owned and operated Newman Masonry, Inc. since starting it in 1977.Dick was a US Army Veteran. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, boating, and spending time with his family. His life was filled with many accomplishments. He was loved by all...
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Ralph C. Pietrzak

February 27, 1950 - June 6, 2018

Ralph C. Pietrzak, age 68 of Eastlake, died Wednesday June 6, 2018 at home. He was born February 27, 1950 in Cleveland, OH.Mr. Pietrzak retired from Lakeland Community College where he worked for 17 years. Survivors include his children: Charles Pietrzak, Kimberly (Lawrence) Johnson, grandsons: Lincoln and Noah, siblings: Ray (Barb) Pietrzak, Rich (Lori) Pietrzak, Bobbie Lestock, Roseann (Norm...
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Gloria Jean Takacs

August 3, 1946 - June 6, 2018

Gloria Jean Takacs, 71, of Mentor passed away peacefully June 6, 2018 at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland after a sustained battle with ALS. She was born to the late Eugene Louis Takacs and Gloria Antoinette (nee Coletto) Takacs, August 3rd 1946, at McDonald House in Cleveland.After graduating from Eastlake-North High School, she attended Kent State University to complete her Bachelors...
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Daniel E. Kodric, Sr.

July 10, 1935 - June 5, 2018

Daniel E. "Moe" Kodric Sr., age 82 of Eastlake, passed away June 5, 2018, at Heartland of Mentor. He was born July 10, 1935, in Uniontown, PA.Mr. Kodric retired from the Euclid Division of GM Fisher Body. Daniel and Cecilia Kodric's family was one of the founding families of St. John Vianney Parish. He loved his church family and attended daily mass for the past 27 years since his...
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Barbara A. Kunes

April 3, 1939 - June 4, 2018

Barbara A. Kunes, age 79 of Mentor, went to be with Jesus on Monday June 4, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving husband and daughters. She was born April 3, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA.Mrs. Kunes was a retired Manager of the telemarketing department for Olan Mills.Barbara was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. She was the owner of the former Bab's Crafts. Besides all type of crafts, she also enjoyed...
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James M. Buckley

November 11, 1953 - June 3, 2018

James M. "Jim" Buckley, 64, of Mentor, passed away Sunday June 3, 2018 peacefully in his sleep at his home. He was born November 11, 1953 in Cleveland.Mr. Buckley retired from sales at Great Lakes Truck Equipment, after 28 years. He then went on to become a partner and half owner of The Ale Haus, in Mentor on the Lake for the past 18 years. Jim was a wise man who always had a solution to any...
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Mary Ann Fritch

July 7, 1938 - May 31, 2018

Mary Ann Fritch, age 79, of Concord Twp, passed away May 31, 2018, at Altercare of Mentor in Concord Twp. She was born July 7, 1938, in Maple Heights, OH.Mrs. Fritch had worked as a cashier at the Marc's in Mentor. She enjoyed bowling and trips to casinos with her dear friends Carol Chessar and Ray Johnson; she also enjoyed playing cards with her family.Survivors include her daughters Judy Ann...
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Thomas A. Swope

November 3, 1952 - May 30, 2018

Thomas A. Swope, 65, of Mentor, passed away May 30, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born November 3, 1952 in Painesville, OH. Mr. Swope produced a radio program called "Legacies, Stories from the Second World War" on WINT radio and a book of the same name. He was dedicated to helping veterans share the stories of their experiences, interviewing hundreds of World War II...
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