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

Lemmon Holt

February 21, 1925 - May 22, 2017

Lemmon Holt, age 92, of Parma, Ohio; beloved husband of the late Estelle Holt (nee Johnson); loving father of the late Debra Lynn Holt who passed away in October 2010, and the late Paul Alan Holt who passed away in May 2011; brother of many deceased siblings; cherished uncle and friend of many in Tennessee and Ohio. Mr. Holt was retired from the Eaton Corp. in Cleveland, Ohio where he worked as...
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Irene Ann Killmer

July 7, 1932 - May 22, 2017

Irene Ann Killmer (nee Konieczkowski), age 84, of North Royalton, Ohio; beloved wife of the late William F. Killmer; loving mother of Adrienne Cassidy (Richard), William J. Killmer, David J. Killmer (Georgia), and Jo Anna I. Lint (Timothy); dear grandmother of Richard W. Cassidy (Joanna), Michael P. Cassidy (Jennifer), Jonathan Killmer, Kelsey Killmer, Becky Killmer, Billy Killmer, Timothy J....
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John H. Engle

April 11, 1934 - May 22, 2017

John H. Engle, age 83, beloved husband of the late Eva F. (nee Johnson) of 62 years; loving father of Virginia, Susan (deceased), and Scott (Sue); grandfather of Sam, Nikki, and Duncan; brother of Arthur. Passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. Memorial Contributions can be forwarded to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110. Private cremation by Busch Funeral Home. ...
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Sandra "Sandy" L. Wiggenhorn

January 22, 1950 - May 21, 2017

SANDRA "SANDY" L. WIGGENHORN (nee Schonberger), age 67 of Parma. Beloved wife of the late James M. Wiggenhorn. Devoted mother of Troy Schonberger (Tonya); loving grandmother of Caitlin, Joshua, Dylan and Daniel; dearest daughter of the late Elroy and June Schonberger (nee Giermann); loved by her feline fur babies Randy and Ralphy; cherished friend of many. Passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017....
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Thelma Jane Leszyeski

December 5, 1940 - May 21, 2017

Thelma Jane Leszyeski (nee Johnson), 76, born December 5, 1940, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017 surrounded by family. She is survived by her 5 children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents and son. Thelma requested a private burial and funeral with family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Pleasant Lake Villa. Her...
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Joseph D. Berish

October 26, 1931 - May 20, 2017

Joseph D. Berish, age 85 of Brecksville. Beloved husband of Beatrice (nee Pedicino) Nixon-Berish and the late Nancy (nee Kolar); loving father of David (Laura), Daniel (Patrice), Don (Shirley) and Dean (Joan); dear stepfather of Bill Nixon (Carol) and Lisa Banker (Ron); cherished Papa of Brett, Patrick, Brooke, Stephen, Sarah, Hannah, Lauren, Brian, Jacqualyn, Michael, Gregory, Jennifer,...
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Gerald H. Gratcyk

September 9, 1939 - May 19, 2017

Gerald H. Gratcyk, age 77 of Parma. Loving husband of 60 years to Jean (nee Enderlein); dear father of Edward (Katie); father-in-law of Geneva Gratcyk-Summerhill; grandfather of Joel, Elizabeth and Helena; great grandfather of four; brother of Barbara VonAhn and the late Eleanor Barth. Gerald passed away May 19, 2017. The family will receive friends from 2-5pm Sunday, May 21, 2017 at BUSCH...
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Harold L. Vinck

July 24, 1926 - May 19, 2017

Harold L. Vinck, Age 90. Beloved husband of Leona Jane (nee Miller) and the late Joann (nee Yoscak). Father of Mark Vinck and Lourene Muzika. Step-father of Sandra Hovatter (Phil), Sharon Ramirez (Adelberto) and Larry Parks (Iris). Grandfather and great grandfather. Brother of the late Norma. Passed away Friday May 19, 2017. Masonic Service at the Funeral Home Monday May 22 at 6:00pm followed...
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Linda D. Bensie

August 4, 1946 - May 19, 2017

Linda D. Bensie (nee: Duval), 70, of Fairview Park. Beloved wife of 34 years to William E., caring mother of Jonathan (Melissa); cherished grandmother of Colin and Brayden Bensie; dear daughter of Barbara Stavrinos; sister of Madeline deWildt (Will) and Diane Martino (Jack); aunt to Laurie, Sandy and Linda Lee. Member of Fairview Park Historical Society and President of Fairview Park Garden Club....
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Bart Steven Olenik

September 9, 1959 - May 17, 2017

Bart S. Olenik, age 57, of Seven Hills, Ohio; loving companion of Anita Fitzpatrick; beloved son of Beverly F. Olenik (nee Feldt) and the late Robert P. Olenik; dear brother of Robert F. Olenik, Beverly L. Olenik, and Bonnie J. Olenik; step-father of Sara Fitzpatrick; uncle of Sheena Howell, Elizabeth Howell, Jason Howell, Mallory Peacock, Deidra Blossom and Grace Girdler and other family members...
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Kenneth E. Neufer

April 15, 1942 - May 16, 2017

KENNETH E. NEUFER, age 75 of Gatlinburg, TN. and formerly of Parma, OH. Father of Scot Neufer (Patti), Marc Neufer and Kyle Neufer; grandfather of Jamie, Brandi and Quichea; great-grandfather of Jordyn, Lukis, Rhyanne and Liam; Brother of Ronald Neufer (Carol, deceased) and Loreen DiNicola (Joe, deceased). Passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was an US Army Veteran and a member of the Honor...
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Eleanor M. Maslanich

October 13, 1940 - May 16, 2017

Eleanor M. Maslanich (nee Ludwig), age 76, of North Royalton, Ohio; beloved wife of John Maslanich for nearly 50 years, loving mother of Jeff Maslanich and Leslie Maslanich; devoted grandmother of Joshua Maslanich; dear sister of Norman Ludwig (Carol); cherished aunt of Renee and Paul Ludwig, Nathan Maslanich, and the late Zachary Maslanich; cousin and dear friend to many. Eleanor was a graduate...
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Paul Sima, Sr.

July 1, 1929 - May 14, 2017

Devoted husband to the late Marlene (nee Kuntz); loving father to Paul, Jr. (Choe), Michael(Nadia), James (Gina), Michelle Gunnoe (Dennis); cherished grandfather to Jasmine, Amber, Ryan, Stephanie; dear brother to Pete Sima and the late Paul, John, Andy, Helen, Ann, and Mary. United States Navy Veteran and retired steelworker. Memorials may be forwarded to St. James Lutheran Church, 4771...
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Sharion L. Dawson

May 5, 1937 - May 14, 2017

Sharion L Dawson (nee Lawrence), 80, beloved wife and soulmate of the late Zane William; loving mother of Denise Elizabeth Nesta (John), and William Zane Dawson; devoted grandmother of Victor John Nesta, Bethany Jane Schulz and Zane Joseph Nesta; great grandmother of Gavin Michael Schulz; dear sister of the late Robert Lee Guynn and Johnnie Larry Lawrence. Sharion passed away Sunday, May 14,...
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Jane Evelyn Denk

January 19, 1931 - May 13, 2017

Jane E. Denk (nee Heise), 86, of Parma Hts.; beloved wife of Fred W. Denk for 63 years; dear mother of Gail Berzins (Michael), Thomas Denk (Sally), Laura Grambergs, and Susan Cardona (David); grandmother of Jason Denk, Lauren Berzins Lynch (TJ), Meredith Berzins Level (Micah), Allison Denk, Victoria Grambergs, Richard Grambergs, Jennifer Cardona, Steven Grambergs, Stephanie Cardona, Kristen Denk,...
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John "Jack" F. Meder

November 15, 1944 - May 13, 2017

JOHN "JACK" F. MEDER, age 72. Beloved husband of Susan J. (nee Billhardt) for 43 years. Passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Beloved son of the late Adelbert C. and Lillian Meder (nee Novak). Brother of Adelbert C. (Alice), Denis B. (Sally) and Rosemary A. (deceased). Uncle and Great-Uncle of many. Graduate of Holy Name High School (1962) and John Carroll University (1966). Retired from Society...
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Janet M. Langstone

May 7, 1943 - May 13, 2017

Janet M. Langstone, 74, beloved daughter of the late Gilbert and Barbara; loving aunt of Jason Arblaster (Jo); great aunt of twins George and Olivia Arblaster; dear sister of Pam Arblaster; dear friend of Laverne Cowgill. Janet passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, May 23 at 11:30am at the Strongsville United Methodist Church, 13500 Royalton...
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Virginia Graning

October 9, 1921 - May 12, 2017

Virginia Graning, 95, beloved wife of Merle of 71 years, loving mother of Susan Voorhees (Robert); cherished grandmother of Andrew Voorhees ( Erica); Rebecca Michaels (Dan); great grandmother of Chase, Jack, Charlotte, Leah and Claire. Virginia passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. The family will receive friends at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA, FROM 5-8 PM, MONDAY, MAY 15. Funeral...
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Frederick Tipton

February 6, 1939 - May 9, 2017

Frederick M. Tipton, age 78 of Parma. Beloved husband of 52 years to Deanna (nee Gindlesperger); loving father of George and Scott (Dana); cherished grandfather of Benjamin; dear brother of Ruth Castleton, Richard (Gerry) and the late Wayne. Frederick was a US Army Veteran. He retired in 2001 from Ferro Corporation. Frederick passed away May 9, 2017. The family suggests memorial contributions be...
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Adolph "Dolph" Faller III

November 28, 1937 - May 8, 2017

Adolph Faller III Adolph ("Dolph") Faller, age 79 died peacefully at home on May 8, 2017 in Olmsted Falls, OH. Born November 28, 1937 in Chicago Illinois to Irma (Hug) and Adolph Faller, Jr., Dolph is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years Dorothy (Anderson); their sons: Carl (Columbus, OH) with his wife Mary and their children Carolyn, Robert, and John; and Kurt (Wilmington, DE) with his...
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Mary Hawersaat

June 1, 1930 - May 7, 2017

Mary A. Hawersaat (nee Reska), age 86 of North Royalton, passed away suddenly May 7, 2017. Beloved wife for 65 years to the late Edward George Hawersaat; dear mother of Cynthia Orsburn (Jack, deceased), Pamela Slepko (Richard), Nancy Stearns, and Lori Mucha (Michael); beloved grandmother of Amy, Daniel, Heather, Phillip, Lisa, Ryan, Paul, Nathanael, Andrew, Matthew, and Stephen; great-grandmother...
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JoAnn Morris

May 21, 1942 - May 6, 2017

JoAnn Morris (nee Hurst), age 74 of Parma; beloved wife of the late Herbert, Sr.; loving mother of Herbert, Jr. (Dawn); cherished grandmother of Michael, Zachary and Andrew; dear sister of Carolyn, Barbara (Jack), Charlene (David) and Janice (deceased); an aunt of many. JoAnn loved doing crafts and spending time with her grandsons. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Memorial...
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Mildred Terrell

January 4, 1919 - May 5, 2017

Mildred Terrell (nee Beth), age 98, loving wife of the late Julian for 72 years; beloved mother of Jean Campanella (Richard), Patricia Slykerman (John, deceased) and James Terrell (Margaret); grandmother of 8 ; great grandmother of 11 and great-great grandmother of 2; dear sister of 6 all deceased. Family was the center of Mildred's life and she enjoyed baking for her family and friends. Mildred...
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Gail P. Baldwin

May 5, 1941 - May 5, 2017

Gail P. Baldwin (nee Neitzel), 76; beloved wife of 54 years of Dale Baldwin; dear daughter of Elmer and Pearl (nee Halter) Neitzel (both deceased); loving sister-in-law and aunt to many. Passed on Friday, May 5, 2017. Gail was very generous with her time in various volunteer activities at the former Deaconess Hospital and at St. James Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions...
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Lydia (nee Yulfo) Gonzalez

November 14, 1933 - May 4, 2017

LYDIA GONZALEZ (nee Yulfo), age 83 of Cleveland. Beloved wife of the late Miguel Gonzalez. Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE ROAD PARMA FROM 2-4 AND 7-9 PM, MONDAY, MAY 8. Service at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 where the family will receive friends from 12:00...
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Thomas Bayt

March 5, 1924 - May 4, 2017

Thomas Victor Bayt, 93, of Parma. Beloved husband of Mary Ellen (nee Frazier) of 56 years. Devoted father of Thomas R. (Connie), Barbara Switala (Joseph), Linda New (Timothy) and Steven; loving grandfather of Benjamin, Alexander, Joseph, Lauren and Madeline; great-grandfather, Ruari, Rowan and Riston; dearest uncle of Robert, Lorraine, Jackie, and Robert; and cherished friend to many. Passed...
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Faulkner Rudolf Merdes

February 23, 1972 - May 2, 2017

Faulkner Rudolf Merdes, 45, of Boulder County, Colorado, passed on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. He was born on February 23, 1972 in Ohio, to Joanne (nee Denk) and the late Rudolf Merdes. Beloved brother of Karin Tinnon (Bobby), Clark, Garett (Nicole), and Darwin (Kathy); loving uncle of Jadon, Jacob, Lauren, Adam, Sebastian, Katrina, and Gabriel. Faulkner was born and raised in Parma, graduating...
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Maria Stoeger

August 17, 1928 - May 2, 2017

MARIA STOEGER (nee Menning), age 88 of Parma. Beloved wife of the late Josef Stoeger; devoted mother of Trudy Mayher (Ron), Eda Reymander and Josef G. Stoeger (Amy); loving grandmother of Matthew (Denise), David, Robert, Amanda, Bryan, Alec and Gunnar; great-grandmother of Harper and Grayson; dear sister of Georg Menning (deceased) and Johann Menning (deceased); cherished aunt and friend. Passed...
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Eva F. Engle

February 14, 1937 - May 1, 2017

Eva F. Engle (nee Johnson) age 80, beloved wife of John of 62 years; perfect mother of Virginia, Susan (deceased), and Scott (Sue); grandmother of Sam, Nikki, and Duncan; sister of ten. Passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. Memorial Contributions can be forwarded to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5700 Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH. 44131. Private cremation by Busch Funeral Home. (440) 842-7800 www...
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Loretta J. Jones

April 4, 1931 - April 30, 2017

Loretta J. Jones (nee Jares) age 86 of Parma. Beloved wife of 67 years of Richard Llewellyn Jones. Loving mother of Lauretta Jones (Donald Gambino), Charles Evan Jones, Elayne M. Siegfried (Dave), Robert Llewellyn Jones (Lorraine), the late April Marie and the late Richard Llewellyn Jones, II; cherished grandmother of Carrie Siegfried-Haase (Michael), Bevan Dietrich, Grayson Dietrich, Jakob...
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Shelley S. Gettemy

April 5, 1962 - April 30, 2017

Shelley S. Gettemy (nee Savanick), age 55 of Parma. Beloved wife of Robert M. Gettemy; loving daughter of the late Steve and Violet (nee Edwards) Savanick; dear sister of Cindy, Nancy Doksa (Ric) and Steven (Lynnet); cherished aunt of Molly, Kyle, Alex, Brendan and Steven; step mother of Kathleen and Kalindi. Shelley passed away Sunday April 30, 2017. Memorial Contributions may be made in care of...
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Andrew Toth

December 25, 1925 - April 29, 2017

Andrew Toth, age 91, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was born in Kemecse, Hungary on December 25, 1925 to Andrew and Mary (nee Balogh) Toth. He came to the United States in 1948. He lived in West Virginia working as a coal miner, where he married his wife Clara (nee White), then moved to Cleveland. He was a long time employee of American Can Company. He was preceded in death by his...
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George James Golga, Jr.

September 28, 1947 - April 29, 2017

George J. Golga, Jr., age 69, of Parma, Ohio; beloved husband of Gail M. Golga (nee Mako) for 46 years; loving father of Kirstin A. Golga, George J. Golga, III, Matthew A. Golga, and Maureen E. Golga, and grandfather of Allison and Archer ("My Joy and My Boy"); dear brother of Donald E. Golga, and Ruth Golga Schaefer (Mark); son of the late George J. Golga, Sr., and Florence Golga (nee Ottowski);...
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Herman H. Dietz

June 18, 1924 - April 27, 2017

Herman H. Dietz, age 92, beloved husband of Jeanne (nee Luzius) of 73 years; loving father of Cheryl McMullen (Ralph) and Diane Rieger (John); cherished grandfather of Lori (Jon), Maureen (David), Scott (Becky), and Jeanne (Mark); great grandfather of eight; and brother of Ruth Trace. Preceded in death by siblings, Elise Smith, Karl Dietz, and Dorothy Cole. WWII Veteran in the Army. Passed away...
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Heidi Piwkowski

July 12, 1957 - April 21, 2017

Heidi Piwkowski, age 59 of Parma; beloved daughter of the late Leo J. and the late Dorothy Piwkowski; loving niece of the following deceased, Elizabeth Zielinski, Mary Petro, Clara Miller, Henry Piwkowski, Stanley Piwkowski and Ann Bistak; cousin to many. Heidi passed away April 21, 2017. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at noon at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE ROAD,...
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Mable Irene Wachter

March 1, 1912 - April 16, 2017

Mable Irene Wachter (nee Byers), formerly of Chillicothe, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Strongsville, Ohio at the age of 105. Mable was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to Florence and Ivan Byers on March 1, 1912. She lived in Chillicothe most of her life and graduated from Chillicothe High School and worked as a court clerk at the Chillicothe Court House. She married William J....
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Elaine M. Bielniak

April 16, 2017

Elaine M. Bielniak (nee Stewart), of Parma Ohio, beloved wife of 51 years of the late Henry "Hank" Bielniak; loving father of Janis Gioia (Geff) and Prisilla Sinito (Charles); dear grandmother of Ryan and Elise Gioia; cherished companion of "Georgie" her toy poodle. Elaine was a loving mother and grandmother, an executive assistant, an animal lover (especially Georgie and Snoopy) and was...
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Patricia Staufer

December 18, 1927 - April 16, 2017

PATRICIA L. STAUFER (nee Elliott), age 89 of Parma. Beloved wife of the late William Robert "Bill" Staufer. Loving Mother of Jennifer Madercic (Dan, deceased), Christopher Staufer (Laura) and Geoff Staufer (Angie); dear Grandmother of Danny (Fiance' Brittany Czinger), Stephanie, Bailey, Emily, Maxwell, Logan and Evan; dear Sister of Paul Elliott (deceased), Virginia Sparks, Colleen Wilkinson,...
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Dorothy "Dee" Ewing

August 14, 1941 - April 15, 2017

Dorothy "Dee" Ewing (nee Krachko), age 75 of Concord Twp. Beloved mother of Deborah Leo (Ron); stepmother of Ric Ewing and Denise Johnson; dear sister of the late Gary Krachko and aunt of Tim Krachko (Noreen). Dee passed away Saturday April 15, 2017. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, PO Box 32141, New York, NY 10087-2141. Funeral Services...
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Charles Joseph Passe

October 10, 1936 - April 15, 2017

Charles Joseph Passe October 10, 1936 - April 15, 2017 Charles Joseph Passe, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. Devoted husband of Margaret Eileen and father to Debbie and Tom Dios, Gregory and Michele Sluka, Charles and Roberta Passe, Robert and Therese Passe, Eileen and Andrew Pech, and Tom and RaeJean Passe. Adoring grandfather of Caitlin,...
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Carol A. Hinz

May 14, 1938 - April 15, 2017

Carol A. Hinz (nee Leffler), 78, beloved wife of the late Charles; fun-loving mother of Becky Derifield (Shawn), Chrissie Mazzeo, Charles (Michelle), David (Megan), and Wesley Hollis (Kelly); caring and doting grandmother of Rachel, Grayson, Kelson, Thomas, Gavin, and Mary Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to the American Heart...
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Betty M. Feldkircher

April 28, 1923 - April 13, 2017

Betty M. Feldkircher (nee Spiegelberg), beloved wife of the late Wallace D.; beloved sister of Doris Mae Sweeny (the late Joseph); daughter of the late Harry and Marie Spiegelberg (nee Harsch); dear sister-in-law of Randall Herron and the late Gladys Herron, Robert, and Elaine Feldkircher; dear aunt of Jan Silla (Paul) and great-aunt of Lauren; cousin and friend to many. Memorial contributions...
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Russell Albert Verlinden

February 15, 1955 - April 13, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Russell A. Verlinden announces his passing on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the age of 62 years. Russell will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 33 years Christine L. Verlinden (nee Osiek); beloved son of Marilyn Verlinden (nee Jackson), and the late Joseph Verlinden; dear brother of Karen Verlinden Redli, Jeffery Verlinden, and the late Gary...
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Ferne D. Matey

May 19, 1921 - April 12, 2017

Ferne D. Matey, Age 95. Born May 19, 1921 in Cleveland, OH to Albert and Jenny Schnacke. Passed away April 12, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Proceeded in death by her husband of 60 years, Peter. Loving mother of Bonnie Haumann (John) of San Antonio, TX and Marcia Aschenberger (Johann) of Ried, Austria. Grandmother of 4 and great grandmother of 6. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to...
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John G. Burkhardt, Sr.

December 26, 1931 - April 12, 2017

John G. Burkhardt, Sr., 85 of Strongsville, beloved wife of Sandra L. (nee VanTuyl) Burkhardt; loving father of Kathy Szappanos (Frank), John Jr. (Sara), Linda (deceased), Kari Parker (Bill, deceased), Teresa (Renee), David, Scott (Trisha), Valerie; grandfather to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; dear brother of Dorothy Durrell. Passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Celebration...
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Dolores Mae Drabek

May 3, 1928 - April 10, 2017

Dolores Mae Drabek (nee Bartkowiak), age 88, of Parma, Ohio; beloved wife of Martin S. Drabek for over 67 years; loving mother of Martin W. Drabek (Amy), Dennis J. Drabek, and the late Scott A. Drabek; dear grandmother of Heather Prendergast (John), Jennifer Drabek (Eli Hazen, fiancé), and Stephen Drabek; sister of the late Betty Blaizgis, and the late Janet Wilson; aunt of many nieces and...
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Craig A. Ricci

July 1, 1957 - April 10, 2017

Craig A. Ricci, 59, beloved son of the late Albert and Janet; brother of Carl and Cris (Karen A.); nephew of Gloria Eggert (Bill, deceased) and Lenore Hogue (Bill, deceased); uncle and great uncle of Brooke, Vincent, Holly, and Nathan and many others. Passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017. He will be greatly missed by numerous friends including Karen C. Ricci, who were there until the end. In...
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Mary Ann Gill

April 10, 1933 - April 9, 2017

Ex-wife of Police Chief Robert Gill, East Cleveland Police Dept. Survived by sons, R J (FL), Joe (CO), David (SC), and Michael (GA); daughters Little Mare & Eugenia ("Biscuits") both deceased; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Daughter of Theo & Augie Schill; sister of Florence, Augie Jr., & Gene. She was a force of nature and emotionally challenging – capable of being both loving...
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Keith J. Blaze

July 17, 1950 - April 9, 2017

KEITH J. BLAZE of Parma. Beloved husband of Debra A. Blaze (nee Cuccia) for 35 years. Devoted father of Ken Blaze (Kristen), Therese Blaze (James Novick) and Tracie Craig (Bryan); loving grandfather of Luca and Rio Blaze; cherished son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Blazevicius (nee Chappo); dear brother of the late Donna Sabat and Kenneth Blazevicius; cherished uncle and friend of many. Passed...
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Doris Margaret Dickens

December 16, 1931 - April 9, 2017

DORIS M. DICKENS (nee Raistakka), age 85 of Parma. Beloved wife of the late Donal D. Dickens. Loving mother of Darl Dickens, deceased, Sharon Kempffer (Daniel), and Steve Dickens (Carol); dear grandmother of Cassandra Putre, Kevin Kempffer, Danette Stone, Jesse Dickens, Savannah Dickens, SaraMae Dickens and great-grandmother of Dominic, Giavanna, Kevin, and Kaitlin; dear sister of Wesley ...
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Edward M. "Corky" Kern

December 1, 1935 - April 8, 2017

Edward M. Kern "Corky", age 81 of Parma. Beloved husband of Pat (nee Johnson); best dad ever of Judy, Joan and Eddie; cherished grandpa of Elizabeth, Robert, Steven, Jenna, Charles and Isabelle; great grandpa of Nathan, Logan, Fiona and Preston; dear brother of Dolores Daniels, Vincent and David. Corky passed away Saturday April 8, 2017. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to...
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Mary L. Schumacher

May 5, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Mary L. Schumacher (nee McCoy) age 90 of Aurora. devoted wife of the late Charles Schumacher; loving mother of David (Jane), Katherine Stuhler (David), Charles III, Jane Taylor (Phil), Tina Santamaria (Joe) and the late John; cherished grandmother of 15; great grandmother of 11; beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha McCoy; dear sister of Ferne, June, Sherman "Bud", Dale, Thornton "Hap",...
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Anna Marie Lazar

April 25, 1931 - April 7, 2017

Anna Marie Lazar (nee Seaman) age 85 of Parma. Beloved wife of 58 years to George J. Lazar, Sr. Loving mother of Georgeanne Urminski (Joseph Soto), George Jr. (Marge) and Suzanne Berger; cherished grandmother of Sean Conroy (Emily), Christopher Urminski, Alex Feliciano (Alicia), Emily Berger, Vincent Lazar, Derek Berger, Valerie Lazar; dear sister of Theresa Beno and Frank Seman. Anna was a very...
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Violet Clara Rak

April 28, 1925 - April 3, 2017

Violet Clara Rak, age 92, Born on April 28, 1925. Passed Away on April 3, 2017.Beloved Spouse of the late William Rak (Veteran), Mother of Ronnie, Dennis, Diane Custer, Donald, and Dale. Past member of Twirlaways and Brookpark Square Dance Clubs. North Royalton resident since 1960. Final resting place will be at West Park Cemetery, Section 27, Lot C, Tier 11, Grave 22. Memorial services will be...
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Virginia C. Sinko

October 28, 1914 - March 31, 2017

VIRGINIA SINKO (nee Cerny), age 102. Beloved wife of the late Michael A.; loving mother of Dale M. (deceased), Donald A. (Catherine), and Barbara A. Kereky (Larry); grandmother of Gregory (Emily), Stephanie, and Bradley Sinko; great grandmother of Maxwell Sinko. Virginia was preceded in death by seven siblings. A private memorial service was held. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a...
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Frederick C. Ehninger

September 3, 1927 - March 31, 2017

Frederick C. Ehninger, age 89 of Parma; beloved husband of the late Doris (nee Schmitt); loving brother of Nancy Ehninger and the late Eloise Strenk and Bob and George Ehninger; uncle of Donna, Gary, Edward, Sharon and Patricia. Passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. Fred was a proud Air Force veteran and a teacher for over 30 years in the greater Cleveland school systems. Funeral service to be...
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Lawrence Robert Wolcott

May 7, 1962 - March 31, 2017

Lawrence Robert Wolcott, 54, beloved husband of Renee ( nee Wiltshire); loving brother of Gail Tepper (Glenn) and Carol Sheehe (Christopher); uncle and great-uncle; son of the late Jack and June Wolcott. Passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. Memorials may be forwarded to Ridge Road United Church of Christ, 6050 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129. Service at Ridge Road United Church of Christ Saturday,...
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Joseph Anton Bukala

November 24, 1923 - March 31, 2017

Joseph A. Bukala, age 93, of Seven Hills, Ohio; beloved husband of 67 years of the late Jennie T. Bukala (nee Gruzd) who passed away in April 2016; loving father of and Good Buddy of Cheryl Kline (Phil), Marsha Bukala, and Donna Felty (Dave); dear grandfather of Jennifer and Danielle Kline; brother of Father Casey Bukala, S.J., and the late Stella Kuczynski, the late Helen Kosnosky, and the late...
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Shirley Morris

March 1, 1930 - March 31, 2017

Shirley Lou Morris (nee McCully), 87, of Parma, beloved wife of the late Tom; loving mother of Tom, Bob (Sally), and Linda Morris; dear grandmother of Jessica, Matt, Stacy, Eric, Jennifer, Isaac, and Natalie; great-grandma of 7. Passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. Shirley taught Kindergarten for many years in the Parma City School District. Memorial contributions are suggested to All Saints...
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Richard T. Johnson

September 27, 1922 - March 30, 2017

Richard T. Johnson, age 94 of Parma. Beloved husband of the late Vivian (nee Anderson); loving father of the late Gary M. Johnson and the late Dale R. Johnson; and uncle. WWII veteran. He was a mechanical engineer for the steel industry. Richard passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), 7010 Engle Road #100,...
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Russell A. Minerd

June 15, 1950 - March 29, 2017

RUSSELL A. MINERD, age 66 passed away on March 29, 2017. Beloved son of the late Lillian Minerd (Clark) and Wilbert Minerd. Brother of Nancy Arndt (Alan) and nephew of Clarissa Jarvis. Russ was a 1968 graduate of Fairview High School where he was a member of both marching and concert bands. He was also a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served in Germany and Hawaii between 1968 and 1972. After the...
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Delores Chipka

January 26, 1929 - March 29, 2017

Delores R. Chipka (nee Ziemann), age 88 of Parma Heights. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Daniel J. Chipka; loving mother of Ruth Ann Bullock (Jim) and James Chipka (Sandy); cherished grandma of Daniel, Ryan (Audrey), Jordan and Jacob; dear sister of Betty Leshan (George) and the late Carl Ziemann (Linda); she was also an aunt of many. Delores loved her God, family, church and serving others. She...
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Robert "Bobby" W. Brown

July 20, 1919 - March 29, 2017

ROBERT "BOBBY" W. BROWN, Jr., age 97 of Parma. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Brown (nee Hanrahan) for 70 years. Cherished son of the late Robert W. Brown, Sr. and Anna Brown (nee Paul); dearest brother of the late Florence Thorsell (Elmer, deceased) dear brother-in-law of the late Richard Hanrahan (Rosemary, deceased);loving uncle of Sharon Hanrahan (John), Tim Hanrahan, Kevin Hanrahan,...
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Kenneth Paul Friedrich Baetjer

May 28, 1930 - March 28, 2017

Kenneth Paul Friedrich Baetjer, age 86; beloved husband of the late Marlene; former husband of Geri and loving and devoted companion; loving father of Sharon Luhrs (Mark), Guy, Lisa Atmaca (Necmi) and Holly Cooney (Tom); step father to Angel Malasca (Mike), Pam Jochum (Steve) and Dan Stasek; grandfather of Adam (Carli), Bryan, Amy, Ali, Eren (Olya) and McKenna; step grandfather to Eric, Nick,...
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Mary K. George

September 5, 1969 - March 27, 2017

Mary K. George (nee Hill), age 47 of Strongsville. Beloved wife of Christopher A. George; loving mother of Matthew C. (deceased), Christine A., Rachel T., and Colleen M.; dear daughter of Thomas J. and Lucia A. Hill; cherished sister of Carol Kahler (Kris), Brian Hill (Julie), Daniel Hill (Jennifer) and John Hill; daughter-in-law of Camilla and the late Harold George; sister-in-law of Michele...
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Robert C. Robinson

January 6, 1942 - March 25, 2017

Robert C. Robinson, age 75; beloved husband of 53 years to Gloria (nee Haurin); loving father of James Robinson (Valerie) and Dean Robinson (Renee); cherished grandfather of Tyler, Mitchell, Kyle, Heather and Taylor. Bob enjoyed woodworking and playing the piano. He treasured his time spent with his grandchildren. He passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Memorial contributions may be forwarded...
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Albert M. Marcis

March 14, 1928 - March 24, 2017

Rev. Dr. Albert M. Marcis. Beloved husband of Sylvia (nee Karjalainen). Loving father of Michael, Ruth, Lois and Karen Springer (Daniel). Beloved grandfather of Darrick, Taylor, Brandon and Dean. Preceded in death by parents Michael and Margaret (nee Skalos) and sisters Lydia and Margaret. Pastor Calvary Lutheran Church, Parma, 1957 to 1994. Passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Memorial...
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Joyce E. Black

August 29, 1924 - March 24, 2017

JOYCE E. BLACK (nee Tomasek), age 92 of Parma Heights. Beloved wife of the late Ross R. Black for 54 years. Devoted mother of Joyce Sas, Jeffrey Black (Janet) and Ross Black (Linda); loving grandmother and great-grandmother; dear sister of Paul Tomasek (deceased); cherished aunt and friend of many. Joyce was active in many service organizations including being Worthy Grand Matron of the Eastern...
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Ellen L. Covert

April 8, 1949 - March 24, 2017

ELLEN L. COVERT (nee Lampert), age 67 of Strongsville. Beloved wife of David Covert for 38 years. Cherished daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Mary Lampert (nee Stevens); dear sister of Peggy Czarnetski, Thomas Lampert (Betty), Bernadine Sunegal, Denny Lampert (Jean), John Lampert (Lynne), Patricia Jecker (deceased) and Darlene Kopko (deceased); sister-in-law of Beverly Talbert and Daniel...
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Laverne Ball

January 25, 1934 - March 24, 2017

Laverne Ball (Schuster) was reunited with her mother, father, brothers and sister on March 24, 2017. She is survived by Joseph, her husband of 60 years and her children, Cheryl, Joanne and Jeff (Marlene). Laverne was a parishioner of Holy Family Church for 44 years as a lector and was active in the Alter and Rosary Society. She was a wonderful friend to many, both 2 and 4 footed. In lieu of...
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James A. Angelone

April 9, 1951 - March 24, 2017

James A. Angelone, Age 65 of North Royalton; devoted husband to Marilyn (nee Mazzola); dear son to Agostino and the late Maria; loving father to Augustine (Sarah), James, Jr. (Kari), Christy Cornejo (Isaias), Ann-Marie Waggoner (Justin) and Francis; grandfather to Nicholas, Anthony, James III, Juliana, Christian, Vincent, Lincoln, Brooke, Silas and Paige; brother to Anna Niro (Victor), Lucia...
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Karee Ann Soggs

February 3, 1974 - March 23, 2017

Karee Ann Soggs, age 43, of North Royalton, Ohio; loving mother of Azriel Griffin and Anthony Griffin; beloved daughter of Loree K. and Barbara A. (nee Bontempo) Soggs; dear sister of Ken Soggs, Tom Soggs (Bev), Tiffany Soggs, and Jessica Soggs; niece of Jerry Bontempo (Marianne), and Jim Soggs (Cheryl); cherished friend of many. Karee passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 following a lengthy...
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Alfred L. Monti

May 1, 1922 - March 20, 2017

ALFRED L. MONTI, age 94 of Parma. Beloved husband of the late Dina Monti (nee Bardini). Devoted father of Adriana Monti (Andy Say); dearest son of the late Jack and Mary Monti (nee Bersola); dear brother of the following deceased: John Monti, Lena Sterlini, Maurice Monti and Peter Monti; cherished uncle and friend of many. Passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. In lieu of flowers memorials may...
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Charlotte Marie Ptak Karolewski

May 22, 1934 - March 20, 2017

CHARLOTTE MARIE PTAK KAROLEWSKI, age 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was the loving wife of Henry (deceased) for 59 years; proud mother of Rebecca Stacho (Dwight) and Nancy Ross (Jason); and adoring Bashie to Jack and Andrew Ross. Charlotte was the beloved daughter of Frank Ptak and Charlotte Ptak Windau (both deceased); and cherished big sister to Rosalie (nee Ptak)...
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William R. Ryan

June 12, 1922 - March 18, 2017

William R. Ryan, "Wild Bill" age 94 of Cleveland. Beloved husband of the late LaVerne E. (nee Lenc) for 65 years; loving father of Dale (Dyanah), Bruce (Karen) and Scott (Lisa); cherished grandfather of Kim Ryan, Katie Gillisse (Ken) and Kristy Thorp (Cameron) ; great grandpa to Kenny, Klaire and Emily; brother of Marge Gemeiner and Richard Ryan (both deceased). Bill loved doing activities with...
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Michael Lotter

May 6, 1988 - March 18, 2017

MICHAEL LOTTER, 28, of Parma Hts.; beloved son of Michael and Marianne (nee Tziktzis) Lutter; loving brother of Charlie Lutter, Nichole Lutter, Marianne Hezam (Tawfik), and Dimitri Lutter; cherished uncle of Omar and Sofia; dear grandson of the late Niki and Spuros; nephew of Kriti and the late Pete Hatzopoulos and Nick Tziktzis; cousin of many. Michael passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 18,...
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Robert J. Wanat

August 22, 1935 - March 18, 2017

Robert J. Wanat, age 81, beloved husband of Carole (deceased); loving father of Cheryl Pfeil (Tom); devoted grandfather of Jason and Nicholas; great-grandfather (Papa Bob) of Abigail and Riley. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Josephine and his sister, Joan Irwin (Tom). He was loved and will be truly missed by his family and friends. Bob passed away suddenly on the beach in Florida on...
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Wayne Rudolph Schmidt, Sr.

February 22, 1929 - March 16, 2017

Wayne Rudolph Schmidt Sr., age 88. Beloved Husband of Olga (nee Host) of 62 years; He died at home surrounded by family on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Loving Dad of Kathryn Peterson (Gary), Kenneth (Joanie), Karen, Kolleen Smith (Michael), and Wayne Jr.; Grandpa of Heather (Kyle), Julianna, Hanna, Lily, Joseph; Great-Grandpa of Lincoln; Brother of Jane Bowman. The funeral service will be at 1:30pm...
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Irving Henry Brakeman

July 22, 1919 - March 16, 2017

Irving Henry Brakeman, 97. Cherished father of Brian (Cheryl), Audrey Mitchell, and Bruce (Nancy); dear grandfather of eight – Sean, Scott, Christine Mitchell, Kelly Liskay, Todd Mitchell, Stacy Robinson, Rachel Freeman, and Rebecca Brakeman; great-grandfather of twelve; and great-great-grandfather of one. Preceded in death by his beloved wife for 62 years, Norma Fay (nee Lytle); parents...
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Suzanne Durinka

April 13, 1927 - March 16, 2017

Suzanne Durinka (née Piljan), 89, of Seven Hills, beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Robert (Kathleen, deceased), Ronald (Jacqueline), and John, devoted grandmother of Joel, Alexander, Tyler, and Colby John. Passed away March 16, 2017 in her favorite place, her home, wearing a Christmas present from her grandson Alex. Suzanne made the world's best chocolate chip cookies; she was an...
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Bernard Joseph "Bernie" Nofel

April 5, 1935 - March 15, 2017

Bernard Joseph "Bernie" Nofel, age 81, of North Royalton, Ohio; beloved husband of Kathy Nofel (nee Perz); loving father of Bernard Nofel (Carla), John Nofel (Lucy), Richard Nofel (Stephanie), and Kathleen Nofel; dear grandfather of Carol, Christen, John, Ricky, Dustin, and Amanda, and great-grandfather of 10; brother of Norma Bieganski, Bernice Maroon (Thomas), and the late Menara (Joseph) and...
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Catherine M. Vernier

December 9, 1921 - March 14, 2017

Catherine M. Vernier, age 95. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Vernier and the late Howard G. Tennebar; dear mother of Stanley Vernier (Barbara), Howard P. Tennebar (deceased) and the late Marilyn Schillo (Jeff); cherished grandmother of Kurt, Colin, Ryan, Matt (Kristin), Natalie Hudak (Andy), Greg (Erin), Melissa Armstrong (Andy), Stanley, Jack and the late Dawn; great grandmother of Sophia,...
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John R. Unkefer

May 2, 1947 - March 13, 2017

John R. Unkefer, 69, beloved father of John R. Unkefer II (Rebecca); Grandfather of Evelyn; Brother of Jill Baker (Lucian); Uncle and cousin to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Jean Unkefer. Companion of many years to Marybeth Zimmer. Passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd, Parma, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017...
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William J. Fohs

December 23, 1927 - March 11, 2017

WILLIAM J. FOHS, age 89 of North Royalton. Beloved husband of Phyllis L. Fohs for 64 years. Loving cousin and friend of many. Passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. In lieu of flowers memorials may be forwarded to Southwest Residential Hospice, 18659 Drake Road, Strongsville, Oh. 44136. Service at the funeral home on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Interment at North Royalton Cemetery....
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Barbara Luketic

September 17, 1941 - March 10, 2017

Barbara A. Luketic (nee Richnafsky), age 75 of North Royalton. Loving wife of 57 years to her High School Sweetheart, Al Luketic; beloved mom of Alan (Missy "M") and Cynthia Luketic-Romito (Vladimiro "Vlad"); cherished Grandma of Tara, Cody, Kyli, Austin and Allison; dear sister of Verna Jurkovich (Paul), Richard (late Susan), Stephen (Nancy), John (Pam), Mary Ann Brock deceased (late Ralph) and...
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Donna Marie Atherton

November 14, 1934 - March 9, 2017

Donna Marie Atherton (nee Zajicek), 82, of Rocky River. Loving daughter of the late James and Agnes Zajicek; mother of Lisa Smith (Kenneth), Anthony Atherton and Lora Atherton, grandmother of Amalie Eichas (Brian), Ariel Brusvold (Kenneth), Callie Smith, Adam Albainy and Charlotte Albainy; great-grandmother of Caleb, Jacob, and Zachary Eichas; sister of Marlene Parker (Steve, dec.) and Janis...
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Donald R. Hiller

November 9, 1938 - March 9, 2017

DONALD R. HILLER, age 78 of North Royalton. Beloved husband of Janet Hiller (nee Newman) for 60 years. Devoted father of Tammy Dietz (David), Susan Baier (Martin) and Pamela Becker (Carl); loving grandfather of Justin Dietz (Melanie), Heather Alley (Jason), Kristen and Jennifer Becker, Alex and Hannah Baier; great-grandfather of Cameron, Landon and Skyler Dietz; dear brother of Donna Feuerstein...
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Dorothy M. Moody

December 17, 1914 - March 8, 2017

DOROTHY M. MOODY (nee Haskell), age 102 of Brook Park. Beloved wife of the late Harry A. Moody; loving mother of Donald J. Moody and Ralph E. Moody; dear sister of the following deceased: Roger W. Haskell, Edith L. Haskell, James A. Haskell, Raymond E. Haskell and Jack N. Haskell; cherished aunt and friend of many. Passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Memorial may be forwarded the Alzheimer's...
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Donald L. Close

April 7, 1922 - March 6, 2017

Donald L. Close, age 94 of Strongsville; beloved husband of Margaret "Midge" Close; loving father of Jeff Close (Terry); Leslie Warrington (Gary), Thomas Harris (Joyce), Lynn Harris, and the late Edward Harris; dear grandfather of Lauren Close, Maya Hauck, Shawn, Tommy, and Heather Harris; great-grandfather of three. Passed away with his family by his side on Monday, March 6, 2017. Graveside...
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Peggy Lee Arcudia

December 8, 1946 - March 3, 2017

Peggy Lee Arcudia (nee Ray), age 70, beloved mother of Roger Phillips (Laurie); step mother of Lisa Pearsall (Pete); grandmother of Christopher, Adam, Brittany, and Emily; sister of Tim Ray (Susann); cousin and friend of many. Passed away suddenly Friday, March 03, 2017. Graveside service Friday, March 10 at Lutheran Cemetery, 4566 Pearl Road, Cleveland at 1:30pm. 440-842-7800
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Robert L. Carpenter

May 1, 1934 - February 28, 2017

Robert L. Carpenter "Bob" beloved husband of Lela (nee Roberts); loving father of Robert Edward "Eddie" and Robin Lynn Wypasek (John); cherished grandfather of Daniel and Ryan Wypasek and best friend and spiritual advisor Brother Ronald Sabo; son of the late T. Cecil and the late Lacy (nee Mace). Bob entered into final rest on February 28, 2017. He proudly served his country as a member of the US...
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Larry Swartz

May 20, 1940 - February 28, 2017

Larry Swartz, age 76; beloved husband of Linda of 56 years; fun, loving father of John, Kathy Oscker (Mark), Suzanne Jazwa (Jerry), and Krissy; grandfather of Sarah, Dan, Jon, Josiah, Eric, and Justin; great-grandfather of William, Logan, Cara, and Hailey (deceased); brother of Dennis (Cindy). Passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Larry loved to fish, camp, and loved life. He also loved...
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James Alan Kassor

February 7, 1946 - February 26, 2017

James A. "Jim" Kassor, age 71, of Parma Heights, Ohio; beloved husband of Debbie Zito; loving dad of John Zito (Michelle), and Jason Jendl; dearest Papa of Julianna Zito; son of the late Robert and Jeanne (nee Coleman ) Kassor; brother of the late Gary Kassor; cherished uncle of Curtis Kassor (Tea Youn), Kimberly Rose (Brady), Corinne Kassor, and many more nieces and nephews and great-nieces and...
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Beverly Forbes

April 18, 1927 - February 26, 2017

Beverly Forbes (nee Nicholson), age 89 of Parma Heights and of Lakeland FL. Beloved wife of the late William Forbes; loving mother of Susan and Scott; cherished grandmother of Kyle Forbes. Beverly was a member for over 50 years of Middleburg Heights Community Church. She retired from Tri-C Western Campus. A kind and generous soul, she will be sorely missed by all. Beverly passed away on Sunday,...
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Alice Tyrone

January 26, 1933 - February 26, 2017

Alice E. Tyrone (nee: Christman), 84, of N. Olmsted. Loving wife of 49 years to Charles H.; mother of Pamela Jones, Michael Jones (Peggy), Scott Jones (Beth), Patty Schmidt (Bryan) and John Tyrone; grandmother of Amy Bunch, Megan Lehane (Bob), Sarah Kufel (Nate), Ryan Jones, Mike Jones, Chris Morley, Dan Jones, Alex Morley and Kate Jones; great-grandmother of Corrine, Lilly and Emmy; sister of...
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Richard "RAGS" Gemmel

December 19, 1948 - February 25, 2017

Richard "RAGS" Gemmel, age 68, brother of Patricia Marion (Patsy), Robert (deceased)(Edna), and Kenneth Harris (Wanda), uncle, great uncle, great great uncle, and friend of many. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Alberta. Passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017. Memorial service to be held at a later date. Private interment at Lakeview Cemetery. 440-842-7800 www.buschcares.com
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Eric Seitz

February 23, 2017

Eric Bennett "Ric" Seitz, 65, of Elyria, unexpectedly passed away in his sleep on Thursday evening, February 23, 2017, at his residence. He was born December 10, 1951 in Lima to Charles and Shirley Seitz. Eric was a 1970 graduate of Avon Lake High School. He married in 1986 to Vicki Lynn Case. He grew up in Avon Lake and made his home in Elyria for the last 30 years. Ric loved Ohio State...
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Phillip Hagedorn

November 22, 1966 - February 22, 2017

Phillip John Hagedorn was called home by our Heavenly Father on February 22, 2017. Beloved son of Phillip Louis Hagedorn and the late Karen Louise Chomos; treasured brother of Rachel, Miriam, David and Christopher; cherished uncle of Joseph, Jacob, Nicholas, Emma, Zachary and Julia; dearly loved nephew and cousin to many; and a truly devoted friend to all the lives he touched. In lieu of flowers,...
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Gene E Lafferty, Jr. "Champ"

July 20, 1955 - February 22, 2017

Gene E. Lafferty, Jr. "Champ", 61, passed away at his home in Spencer, OH on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He was born July 20, 19455 in Crown Hill, West Virginia. Gene was employed at the Ford Motor Company for 30 years in the Lorain, Avon, and Brook Park plants. He enjoyed fishing, wrestling, listening to music, and camping. Mr. Lafferty is survived by his sons Gene Lafferty, III, Jeffrey...
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Joyce Ann Anderson

February 26, 1949 - February 22, 2017

JOYCE A. ANDERSON (nee Hynek, also Findley), age 67 of Parma Heights. Beloved wife of James Anderson for 20 years. Devoted mother of Karen Westfall (Scott), Vicki Stamper (Gary), Debbie Lightcap (Greg), Cathy Findley (Jon Sarrocco) and Chrissy Findley; loving grandmother of Vanessa, Jessica, Alexis, Rebecca, Lauren, Jack, Kayla, Greg, and Lexi; great-grandmother of Christian; dear sister of James...
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