Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

Since 1905, The Busch Family has had a strong commitment to the families and communities we serve. Now in or fourth generation of family ownership we continue to be the most preferred for funeral, burial and cremation services. Many funeral homes advertise cremation services, but that does not mean they provide crematory services on site. Busch Funeral and Crematory Services has an on premises crematory and have certified staff that personally manage the entire cremation process. Our Care Center provides 24/7 care for your loved one assuring you your loved one never leaves our care. Our dedicated professionals provide families with a greater level of care, comfort and accountability.

Our staff is courteous and sympathetic ...Our facilities are comfortable and spotless...our services are handled with dignity and respect. We provide you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with any of our professional services or facilities, you will not be charged for that particular service.

Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in us.

James H. Busch and J. Mark Busch
4th Generation Funeral Directors

Our Obituaries

Lauretta Mae Fuller

January 6, 1928 - April 23, 2017

Lauretta Mae Fuller (nee Farabaugh), 89, of Cuyahoga Falls, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Lauretta resided in Lorain County for nearly most of her life, and was employed for many years as licensed practical nurse at Saint Joseph and Lorain Community Hospitals, retiring in 1993. Lauretta is survived by her son, Rick J. Fuller (Lisa Pierleone) of Avon Lake; her...
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Raymond John Schmitz

September 11, 1924 - April 23, 2017

Raymond John Schmitz, 92 of Avon Lake, formerly of North Olmsted, passed away at Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Mr. Schmitz was born September 11, 1924 in Cleveland. He had lived for 58 years in North Olmsted, before moving to Avon Lake in 2011. Mr. Schmitz was a US Army veteran, who served in Korea. Following his honorable discharge from the service he began a...
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Nadine R. Halbach

March 6, 1925 - April 23, 2017

Nadine R. Halbach (nee Linden), 92, of Sheffield Lake for 57 years, formerly of Dover (Westlake), passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in her own home after a long and happy life. Nadine was born on March 6, 1925 in Lorain, and devoted her entire life to her family. She was a member of St. Thomas and a bowling league. She always worked the election booth and was a bingo player. ...
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John W. Bonar

November 25, 1930 - April 15, 2017

John W. Bonar, 86, of Sheffield Lake, passed away Saturday April 15, 2017 peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 25, 1930 in Ohio County, WV and moved to Sheffield Lake 57 years ago. Mr. Bonar served in the Merchant Marines and then in the Air Force where he helped to build airstrips in Libya. He was employed as a supervisor at General Motors in Brook Park...
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Jean Nowak

July 11, 1924 - April 12, 2017

Jean Nowak (nee Ferencz), 92, of Avon Lake, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jean was born on July 11, 1924 in Cleveland. She volunteered for the U.S. Air Force Ground Observer Corps in Avon Lake in the 1950's. Jean worked for the Saddle Inn, Aquamarine, and Ford Motor Company. She loved her dogs, nature, and wildlife. Jean is survived by her children, Charles Nowak (Mary Ann) and...
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George Gore

October 26, 1939 - April 11, 2017

George Gore, 77, of Avon, formerly of Kirtland. Loving husband of Janet (nee Haas); beloved father of Kelly O'Brien (David), Daniel (Meg), and Shannon Gore; step-father of Matthew Smith (April), Daniel Smith (Anne), and Scott Smith (Amanda); devoted grandfather of Aidan, Kyle, Megan, Katy, Tim, Connor, Trent, Addison, Grant, Ben, Ava, Annabel, and Parker; dear brother of Nancy, John, Michele,...
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Beverly E. Holzworth

August 10, 1937 - April 11, 2017

Beverly E. Holzworth (nee Hyder), 79. Beloved wife of Lawrence, married 60 years; loving mother of Douglas (Ann), David (Margaret), Daniel (Holly), and Lori Millard; grandmother of Israel, Christopher (Kara), Katie, Matthew, Marissa, Alex, Zoe, Abby, and Alexis; and great-grandmother of Jordyn and Asher. Passed away Tuesday April 11, 2017. Memorial services will be held at a later date. (440...
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Fredric T. Rekstis

April 9, 1959 - April 7, 2017

Fredric T. Rekstis, peacefully passed away on April 7, two days before his 58th birthday. Fred was a graduate of Bay Village High School (1977), University of Cincinnati (1981) and Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1984). After law school, he served as a JAG in the Army from 1985-1988. When he wasn't practicing law, Fred liked to watch and read about American history, particularly...
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J. Rich Novotny

July 27, 1939 - April 6, 2017

J. Rich Novotny "Smiley", 77, lifelong resident of Avon Lake, passed away, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, April 6, 2017, at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, following a brief battle with brain cancer. Rich was born on July 27, 1939 in Lorain, and was a 1958 graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Lorain. He was a mail carrier with the Avon Lake Post Office, retiring in 1992 after 29 years. Rich...
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Caroline Rhoden Yanik

August 31, 1950 - March 30, 2017

Caroline Rhoden Yanik, 66, formerly of New Orleans, passed away at Life Care Center Westlake on Thursday, March 30, 2017, due to complications of Alzheimer's. Caroline was born on August 31, 1950 in Windber, PA, and was a 1968 graduate of Lorain High School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Phys Ed from The Ohio State University, and a Master's Degree in Fitness Management from the U.S. Sports...
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John D. Vance

November 2, 1954 - March 30, 2017

John D. Vance, MD, 62, of Cortland; beloved father of Ryan (Jill) and Brett (Jessica); devoted Papa of Kayli, Amira, Nikki, Kaley, Gracie, and Ava; loving stepfather of Kelly Hamilton (Aaron) and Jesse Driggers; dear brother of Carey Vance (Curt Hull) and Rick (Judy); good friend and ex-husband of Linn Sears and Susan Vance-Koch; dear uncle of Will and Sam. Preceded in death by his loving...
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Todd W. Marshall

January 18, 1961 - March 29, 2017

Todd W. Marshall, 56, of Sheffield Lake, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at home. Todd was born on January 18, 1961 in Pittsburgh, PA, and previously worked at Lloyd Manwell Ford and retired from Exhibit Merchandising in 2013. He was a proud Steelers and Indians fan. Todd is survived by his brothers, Lee D. Marshall of Park City, UT, and Dale Marshall of Fairfield, OH. He was...
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Richard D. Popp

September 26, 1932 - March 28, 2017

Richard D. Popp, 84, of Bay Village, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was born on September 26, 1932, and served in the Korean War in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Richard earned his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnical Institute in Worcester, MA, and worked for Arrow International and U.S. Steel. He was a member of Bay Presbyterian Church and American Legion...
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Kenneth N. Belmont

October 5, 1954 - March 27, 2017

Kenneth N. Belmont, 62, of Avon Lake, formerly of Fairview Park passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Ames Hospice House following four week illness with rare sarcoma. Kenneth was born on October 5, 1954, in Berea, and was a 1973 graduate of Fairview Park High School. He worked as an IT Administrator for AT&T, retiring from the Brecksville location after 41 years. Kenneth was an...
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Laura C. Hensley

May 8, 1950 - March 26, 2017

Laura Hensley (nee Hayas), age 66, and a resident of Sheffield Lake, passed away March 26, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Laura was born on May 8, 1950 in Columbia Station, Ohio and moved to Sheffield Lake in 1964, where she resided the remainder of her life. She was a 1968 graduate of Brookside High School, received her LPN...
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G. Michael Minnich

March 12, 1950 - March 18, 2017

G. Michael Minnich, 67, of Lorain passed away Saturday March, 18, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain following sudden illness. He was born March 12, 1950 in Lorain and was a lifetime resident. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1968 where he enjoyed playing football and basketball and went on to attend L.C.C.C. and Ohio University. Michael was previously employed at Lake...
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Jean D. Pastor

March 7, 1933 - March 15, 2017

Jean D. Pastor, 84. Born on March 7, 1933 and passed away on March 15, 2017. Dearest sister of Kathleen Moesta, aunt of many. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Theresa, and her siblings, Frank, Steve, John, Elsie, Medra Hackett, and Helen Zoltowicz. Private family services. Arrangements by Busch Funeral and Crematory Services. (440)933-3202
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Kathleen Eisenmann

October 23, 1948 - March 12, 2017

Kathleen Ruth Eisenmann (nee Mares) 68 of Avon Lake passed away peacefully at home Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was born October 23, 1948, and lived in Avon Lake since 1985. Kathleen was a graduate of the former Nazareth Academy, Parma. She worked as a secretary for Detzel's Garage for 20 years. Kathleen's family was her greatest joy; she enjoyed following her sons sporting events and was an avid...
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James Edward Yager

December 4, 1929 - March 11, 2017

James Edward Yager, 87, of Avon Lake, formerly of Avon and North Olmsted, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Devoted husband for 48 years to the late Kathryn (nee Zarnesky); loving father of Karen Beach (David), Jill Kolakowski (Tim), Sally Tomko (Paul), and James "Chris" Yager; proud grandfather of Megan, Amanda, Hanna, James, and Brianna. Born December 4, 1929 in Toledo to...
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William H. Ludford

February 5, 1942 - March 11, 2017

William H. Ludford, 75, of Avon Lake passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 11, 2017, following a 17-month battle with Mesothelioma. William was born on February 5, 1942 in Chicago. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years, aboard various ships in the Mediterranean. William earned his degree at the Milwaukee School of Engineering; he worked as a...
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May Palmer

May 12, 1924 - March 9, 2017

May Palmer (nee Nelson), 92, of Avon Lake passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017. May was born on May 12, 1924 in Cleveland. She earned her Associate's Degree in Medical Assisting at LCCC, and worked as a medical assistant for a few years. May was an active member of Avon Lake UCC including in the Women's Circle. She loved baking pies and cakes and decorating cake, including cakes...
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Irene (nee Kurucz) Strong

August 15, 1925 - March 6, 2017

Irene V. Strong (nee Kurucz), 91, loving wife, mother and grandmother of Bay Village, Ohio passed away March 6, 2017 at O'Neill Healthcare in Bay Village following a short illness. She was born in Riddlesburg, PA on August 15, 1925. She lived in Amherst, Ohio before moving to Bay Village. Irene was a graduate of the Lorain Business College and an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Church...
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Anthony "Tony" Alferio

October 30, 1957 - March 5, 2017

Anthony James "Tony" Alferio, 59, of Enumclaw, WA, formerly of Elyria, Ohio, Sioux City, Iowa, Franklin, Tennessee, and Bowling Green, KY, passed away at home unexpectedly on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Tony was born on October 30, 1957 in Lorain, OH. He was a 1976 graduate of Elyria West High School and earned a Master's Degree in Business Management. Tony began his career at the General Motors...
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Gary Carl Werner

November 9, 1942 - March 5, 2017

Gary Carl Werner, 74, passed on to Christ on March 5 and joins his youngest son in heaven, after a six month illness. Loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Gary was born November 9, 1942 to Carl and Marie Werner. He grew up in Westlake, attended Findley College, and made memories with his family in Ohio, especially Kelly's Island, Arizona, Washington, and England. He was a well...
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Stephen Wayne Redman

September 3, 1969 - March 3, 2017

Stephen Wayne Redman was 47 years old, he had spent more than 20 years in the Cleveland area but his heart was always in the land of cheese. He was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on September 3, 1969 and grew up in Frederick, Wisconsin. Steve died unexpectedly at home on March 3, 2017. Steve had just started a new job working as a regional engineer for the American Concrete Pipe Association. Prior...
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Bernadette Joan King

July 1, 1929 - February 26, 2017

Bernadette Joan King (nee Koelman), 87, of Avon Lake passed away peacefully at Avon Place on Sunday, February 26, 2017. She was born on July 1, 1929 in Cleveland and worked for May Co and Great Lakes Data. Bernadette was a member of St. Joseph Church and sang in the choir. She was the presiding judge of the Board of Elections, and volunteered with the Special Olympics. Bernadette enjoyed...
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Lavina Huffman

June 1, 1925 - February 26, 2017

Lavina Huffman (nee Vance), 91, Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Loving mother of Beverly J. Sobb and Denise J. Huffman. Cherished grandmother of Stephen Sobb. Dear sister of Emma Lou Mantle and Daniel Vance. Passed away, Sunday, February 26, 2017. Third grade teacher, Tennyson School, Sheffield Lake. Memorials to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, 44110. ...
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Frank Swartz

October 24, 1927 - February 19, 2017

Frank Swartz, 89, of Avon Lake. Loving husband of Gloria (nee Gallagher); cherished father of Peggy Rogerson (Scott), Francis (Suzanne), Elaine Lastovka (Wolfgang Schindler), and Gail Lidyard (late Chris); grandfather of Ben Rogerson (Christine), Scott Rogerson, Adam Swartz, Jack Lastovka (Angie) and Luke Lastovka (Sarah), Sara Higgins (Matt) and Jason Lidyard; great-grandfather of Tyler, Samuel...
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Jeryl Rae Denton

October 26, 1927 - February 16, 2017

Jeryl Rae Denton (nee Chipman), 89, of Avon Lake for 61 years, formerly of Parma, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from a sudden illness. Jeryl was born on October 26, 1927 in Parma and was a 1945 graduate of Parma High School. She started out working as a Bookkeeper at Peck Engraving in Cleveland, moved onto bookkeeping at various accounting firms, and then...
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Carol A. Breitenbach

February 24, 1947 - February 15, 2017

Carol A. Breitenbach (nee Nemeth), 69 of Avon Lake for 2.5 years, formerly of Strongsville from 1999-2014 and North Ridgeville from 1976-1999, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Ames Hospice House.Carol was born on February 24, 1947 in Cleveland, and was a 1965 graduate of West Tech High School. She went on to earn her B.S. in Accounting at Cleveland State, and her CPA license. She...
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Delia Johnson

April 24, 1920 - February 12, 2017

Delia Johnson (nee Martin), 96, of Sheffield Lake for 27 years, formerly of Cleveland passed away at home on February 12, 2017 following a short illness. Delia was born on April 24, 1920 in Rockhouse, KY, and came to Ohio in 1951. She began her career at Num Num Potato Chips, which was later purchased by Frito Lay, and she worked there for a span of 30 years. Delia enjoyed landscaping,...
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Robert W. Godlewski

October 23, 1939 - February 5, 2017

Robert W. Godlewski passed away peacefully on February 5, 2017 at Avon Oaks after a short illness. He was married to love of his life, Judy Godlewski, for fifty-four years after meeting as education majors at Kent State University. Bob was born to Sophie and Alex Godlewski in 1939 in Lorain Ohio. He leaves behind a lasting legacy of love, patience and gentleness with his wife Judy; sons Ken ...
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Virginia Kendall

April 25, 1926 - February 3, 2017

Virginia L."Gini" Kendall (nee Cawrse), age 90 of Avon Lake passed away February 3, 2017. She was the beloved wife for 65 years to the late Russell "Russ" Kendall; loving mother of Deborah De Mars (Gary), Leslie Kallio (Dennis), David "Scott" Kendall, and Kimberly Kendall (Reg Reisenbichler); cherished grandmother of Kate, Meg, Jake, Joe, Jim and Bill; and great-grandmother of Jinny and loving...
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Donald W. Gang

December 11, 1923 - February 1, 2017

Donald W. Gang, 93, a lifelong resident of Sheffield Lake, passed away at Ames Hospice House on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, following a short illness. Donald was born on December 11, 1923 in Lakewood, and was stationed in Italy during World War II where he worked as a cryptologist while he was a Corporal in the Army Air Corps. He was self-employed as the owner of Gang's Food Fair in...
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Kathleen J. Dowdell

April 5, 1947 - January 31, 2017

Kathleen J. Dowdell (nee Knapp), 69, of Avon Lake, formerly of Chicago, IL. passed away January 31, 2017. Beloved wife for 26 ½ years to Robert H.; loving mother of Jill Syftestad (Paul), Dave Phillips (Ann), Steve Phillips (Michelle); Ron Dowdell, (Dawn), Robin Friend (Kevin), April Ramsey (Curt); devoted Grandma of Olivia, Katie, Luke, Anna, Ryan, Jack, Robby, Kaleigh, Kyle, Madison, and...
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Dino B. Lioi

July 19, 1932 - January 30, 2017

Dino B. Lioi, 84, of Avon Lake and former resident of Cleveland, passed away suddenly at St. John Medical Center Monday, January 30, 2017. He was born July 19, 1932 in Cleveland. Dino graduated from James Ford Rhodes High School in Cleveland, Class of 1951. He was employed by DeVilbiss Company, Cleveland for 25 years, retiring as a Distribution Manager in 1987. He was a member and Eucharist...
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Dawn Marie (nee Coffey) Spolar

May 25, 1971 - January 30, 2017

Dawn Marie Spolar (nee Coffey), 45 of Bay Village, formerly of West Park, passed away at MetroHealth Medical Center on Monday, January 30, 2017. Dawn was born on May 25, 1971 in Lakewood, and was a 1989 graduate of Lakewood High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Ursuline College, and worked as an Information Technology Manager for over 20 years at Progressive...
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Carleen H. Bonds

July 16, 1944 - January 28, 2017

Carleen H. Bonds (nee Herring), 72, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Beloved wife of William T., married 48 years; devoted mother of Devon T. (Dan) Gess; loving grandma of Caden T. and Lillian D. Carleen was raised in Bay Village by her parents, Carl and Ruth (Walker) Herring. She earned her B.S. in Education from Miami University and also...
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John Parsons

January 26, 2017

JOHN R. PARSONS (1931- 2017) John is survived by Joyce, his beloved and devoted wife of 22 years. He was preceded in death by Mona, his beautiful wife of 40 years and loving mother of their five children: Richard (wife Yvette), Jennifer (husband Bob), Susan (husband Steve, deceased), Steven (wife Lori), and Thomas (deceased). John was born in Massachusetts to Arthur and Miriam Parsons and...
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Nizar Awad Fadel

August 16, 1937 - January 21, 2017

Nizar Awad Fadel, 79, of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake following a lengthy illness. Mr. Fadel was born August 16, 1937 in Lebanon. He retired from Avon Lake City Schools where he taught French and coached the Tennis team. Mr. Fadel is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shelby J. (nee Smith); two sons, James (Christine) of Wheaton, IL...
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Louisa Anna Stetz

May 8, 1926 - January 18, 2017

Louisa Anna Stetz, 90, of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Main Street Care Center following a long illness. Louisa was born on May 8, 1926 and graduated from Jane Adams High School in Cleveland. She worked as a bank teller for over 20 years. Louisa was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church and was generous to all. Louisa enjoyed sewing,...
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Mary E. Knip

May 14, 1935 - January 16, 2017

Mary E. Knip (nee Reichenbach), 81. Beloved wife of Gerald for 61 years; loving mother of Jean Crawford (Bruce, dec.), Cheryl Schnelle (Jeff), Brian (Patty), and Laura Thompson (Harry); loving grandmother of Pam and Jon, Jennifer, and Kevin and Amy (David); great-grandmother of Hayden and Ella. Passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to...
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Garrett Tanner Delfino

June 2, 1997 - January 14, 2017

Garrett Tanner Delfino 19, of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Avon, Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 in La Vergne, TN. He was born June 2, 1997 in Nashville, TN. Garrett attended Avon High School where he wrestled and played football. He worked as a roofer for Dan Williams Roofing, was a general laborer for BVC Erosion Control, he also worked on various tree removal jobs. He enjoyed...
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Mildred Hamilton

April 26, 1921 - January 14, 2017

Mildred E. Hamilton (nee Fox), 95, a life long resident of the Collinwood Neighborhood of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Westlake Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Westlake. Mrs. Hamilton was born April 26, 1921. She was a graduate of Collinwood High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She loved her church and was an active member of Collinwood...
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Joseph Daniel Dwyer

April 5, 1935 - January 12, 2017

Joseph Daniel Dwyer, 81 Joseph was born April 5, 1935, to Elizabeth and Steven Dwyer in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. He passed on January 12, 2017. Joseph is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara; children Patrick Dwyer (Elizabeth), Kelly Radeff, and Kasey Barth (Jim); grandchildren: Rebecca Radeff, Gregory Radeff (Jeanna), Jeremy Radeff (Adrianne), Shawn Radeff, Nicole Barth, Peter Barth,...
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Dorothy A. Bergenstein

May 11, 1923 - January 10, 2017

Dorothy A. Bergenstein (nee Gorey), 93, of Avon Lake since 1951, passed away from natural causes at Main Street Care Center on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Dorothy was born on May 11, 1923 in Cleveland, and she attended West Tech High School. She was a member of Holy Spirit Church in Avon Lake. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting and ceramics, playing cards and board games, and doing puzzles. Dorothy is...
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Ralph William Miller

December 14, 1928 - January 8, 2017

Ralph William Miller, 88 of Avon, formerly of Lorain, passed away, peacefully at home with family by his side, Sunday, January 8, 2017. He was born December 14, 1928 in Lorain and had lived in Avon the past 8 years. Ralph attended St. Mary High School, Lorain and graduated from Mt. St. Francis Seminary Prep School in Mt. St. Francis, IN. He continued his education at St. Louis University...
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John Philip Scott

March 29, 1934 - January 7, 2017

John Philip Scott passed away peacefully in his sleep early on the morning of January 7, 2017. Born March 29, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY to William and Borghild (nee Olsen) Scott, John grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn and from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. John was a Second Lieutenant in the US Army and upon his honorable discharge, began his...
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Edward G. Duff

October 24, 1946 - January 6, 2017

Edward G. Duff, age 70, of Sheffield Lake, passed away on January 6. Born in Cleveland, he was the son of the late Gordon and Katherine Duff. He was also preceded in death by son, Edward T.; and daughter, Caitlin; brothers John and Martin. A graduate of Brookside High School, he was employed as a newspaper printing pressman throughout the United States. He is survived by his daughter, Mary; sons...
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Jeanne L. Thellman

March 23, 1918 - January 6, 2017

Thellman, Jeanne L. (nee Herrmann), 98, of Avon Lake. Beloved wife of the late Alvin J.; dear mother of Linda Schneider (Robert); grandmother of Gregory (Julie) and the late Gary; great-grandmother of Megan Miller (Glenn), and Michael, Ryan, and Matthew Schneider. Passed away January 6, 2017. Private services will be held. (440)933-3202 www.buschcares.com
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Molly T. Donahue

August 11, 1963 - January 5, 2017

Molly T. Donahue, 53 of Avon Lake.. Beloved daughter of Matthew L. (dec.) and Joanne T. (nee Seeholzer); cherished sister of Matthew L. Donahue (Shannon); dear aunt of Grace, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Rosary service will be at Holy Spirit Church, 410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake on Tuesday, January 10 at 9:30am, followed by Mass at 10am with Fr. Ron Wearsch officiating. Interment at St....
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Herbert B. Harpham

March 20, 1933 - January 4, 2017

Herbert Brothers Harpham, 83, died on January 4, 2017. He was born in 1933 in Akron, Ohio. Herb was a graduate of Bowling Green State University in 1955. He served in the US Army 1955 to 1957. He worked for Certified International for 38 years and retired as President in 1998. Herb is survived by two sons, Jim and Larry and a daughter, Susan. Hobbies included fast cars, small sail boats, and bad...
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Albert Solderitsch

April 5, 1927 - December 28, 2016

Albert Solderitsch, 89, of Avon Lake passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He was born on April 5, 1927, and was a graduate of West Tech. Albert was an usher at St. Joseph, a Lorain County Metroparks volunteer, and a member of the Lions Club and the Avon Lake Jaycees. In addition to spending time with his family, Albert enjoyed traveling, bowling, jigsaw puzzles, building model ships,...
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Carrie Ann Kruse

May 29, 1956 - December 27, 2016

Carrie Ann Kruse (nee Finitzer), 60, of Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 after a brief illness. Carrie is the eldest daughter of Beverly (nee Biltz) and the late John Finitzer, born on May 29, 1956. She attended Avon Lake High School and graduated in 1975. She went on to earn a degree as a Surgical Technician at LCCC and dedicated 30 years of service to St. John's Westshore...
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Elizabeth Olive Hickey

February 13, 1933 - December 25, 2016

Elizabeth Olive Hickey (nee Giles) returned to God on the day of his son's birth, Sunday, December 25, 2016. Elizabeth was born February 13, 1933 to Elsie E. (nee Ruffing) and Leroy E. Giles of Norwalk. Elizabeth has been the "neighborhood anchor" since 1955. She knew everyone, and everyone knew her. If you didn't, she would strike up a conversation so you did know her. Well known for her...
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LaVerne Leroux

September 14, 1945 - December 19, 2016

LaVerne Leroux (nee Lipster), 71, of Avon Lake. The sun got dimmer today but a new star was born in the heavens as LaVerne succumbed to the devastating effects of Lewy Body Dementia on Monday, December 19, 2016. All LaVerne wanted to be was a mother and she succeeded in this admirably. LaVerne was proud of owning her used book store in Cleveland Heights, The Book Shwap, and she was famous...
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Ernest Lynn Stone

September 2, 1933 - December 16, 2016

The Reverend Ernest L Stone died on December 16, 2016 at EMH/University Hospital after a month's illness. He is survived by his wife Helene R. Stone, two children, Michael Young Stone and Kimberly Stone Roberts, and four grandchildren: Katiana Noel Roberts, Kellen Olivia Roberts, Erin Elizabeth Roberts and Kalea Lynn Stone. He is also survived by his sister Judith Stone Grabar of Cheshire,...
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Rosetta "Zet" Doan

February 21, 1927 - December 15, 2016

Rosetta M. "Zet" Doan (nee Linden), 89 of Avon Lake, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Doan was born February 21, 1927 in Westlake and had lived in Avon Lake the past 62 years. Zet was a homemaker and although she did not belong to any formal organization, she was most charitable with her time. She was always caring for someone in need whether it be family, neighbor or...
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Lena Belle Cozad

June 17, 1922 - December 14, 2016

Lena Belle Cozad (nee Reese), 94, of Avon Lake since 1991, formerly of Fairmont, WV and Salina, KS, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at St. John Medical Center. Lena Belle was born on June 17, 1922 in Kingmont, WV and attended business college, working for Westinghouse in Fairmont, WV until she married and began raising her family. She was a youth group counselor and a member of the...
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Elizabeth (Betty Bordy Higgins) Kaniaris

October 30, 1948 - December 12, 2016

Elizabeth (Betty Bordy Higgins) Kaniaris (1948 – 2016) Elizabeth Kaniaris passed away peacefully December 12th at Holy Family Health Care & Hospice in Parma, after a brief illness. Elizabeth was born October 30, 1948 in Elyria, Ohio, to the late Betty & Alexander Bordy. Following her graduation from Elyria High School, she attended Lorain County Community College, then went on to Bowling Green...
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James G. Harley

December 15, 1959 - December 11, 2016

James G. Harley, age 56 of Avon, formerly of Avon Lake passed away December 11, 2016. Devoted and loving father of Amanda and Grant. Jim was the cherished son of John and Eleanor Harley (both deceased), brother of Theresa (Rich) and Dave (Patty), Uncle to Megan (George), Michael and friend of many. Jim was a dedicated volunteer in the community lending his time and talents to the Avon Lions,...
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Vera Z. Kolwicz

November 24, 1926 - December 11, 2016

Vera Z. Kolwicz (nee Zaleta), 90, of Avon Lake, formerly of Avon and Danbury, CT, passed away peacefully at Story Pointe on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Vera was born on November 24, 1926 in Danbury, CT. She graduated from Danbury High School and earned a business degree at West Connecticut University. She moved to Avon to be near her grandchildren, and she attended Holy Trinity Catholic...
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James Harry Schindler

October 22, 1938 - November 29, 2016

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

April 4, 1928 - November 29, 2016

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

November 17, 1966 - November 26, 2016

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

April 11, 1967 - November 25, 2016

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

January 15, 1950 - November 21, 2016

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

July 24, 1930 - November 21, 2016

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

December 1, 1921 - November 19, 2016

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

April 12, 1928 - November 18, 2016

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

July 19, 1940 - November 18, 2016

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

December 10, 1919 - November 14, 2016

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

September 24, 1961 - November 11, 2016

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

January 21, 1938 - November 11, 2016

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

October 27, 1944 - November 9, 2016

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

May 17, 1957 - November 7, 2016

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

August 26, 1990 - November 6, 2016

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

November 30, 1964 - November 6, 2016

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

September 12, 1958 - November 3, 2016

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

December 5, 1951 - November 2, 2016

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

April 16, 1970 - October 29, 2016

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

August 18, 1950 - October 23, 2016

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

September 1, 1940 - October 19, 2016

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

November 25, 1926 - October 15, 2016

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

October 22, 1925 - October 10, 2016

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

July 12, 1958 - October 10, 2016

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

May 24, 1937 - October 10, 2016

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

April 21, 1922 - October 9, 2016

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

August 28, 1931 - October 5, 2016

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

April 24, 1933 - October 5, 2016

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

March 23, 1921 - October 4, 2016

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

March 28, 1955 - October 1, 2016

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

August 1, 1942 - September 28, 2016

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

August 24, 1971 - September 28, 2016

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

December 10, 1932 - September 26, 2016

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

August 31, 1923 - September 26, 2016

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

March 4, 1954 - September 19, 2016

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

January 24, 1988 - September 11, 2016

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

August 22, 1967 - September 9, 2016

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

March 29, 1924 - September 7, 2016

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