Our Obituaries

Russell Fredrick Yankie

March 27, 1943 - April 25, 2015

Russell Fredrick Yankie, 72, of Dorset passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was born on March 27, 1943 in Gypsy, WV the son of Effie (nee Harsh) and Wesley Yankie. Russell was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughters, Kimberly (Jaime) DeFrank of Eastlake, Michelle (Randy) Goff of Geneva; grandchildren, Haley LaBenne, Brandyn &...
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Virginia J. Foljambe

August 12, 1920 - April 24, 2015

Virginia J. Foljambe, age 94, of Madison passed away April 24, 2015 at Rae Ann in Geneva. She was born August 12, 1920 the daughter of Hazel Emily (nee Pierce) and Howard Wilbur Wright. Virginia married Nathan Paul Foljambe on December 4, 1953. Virginia was a lifelong Madison resident and attended Madison schools until her junior year. She finished high school at Andrews School for girls and...
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Dolores "Dorrie" Bork

December 21, 1931 - April 24, 2015

Dolores "Dorrie" Bork, age 83, of Madison passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at UH Geauga Hospital. She was born December 21, 1931 in Cleveland to Ethel (nee Lawrence) and Frank Wendelburg. Dolores married Ivor L. Bork in Mentor-on-the –Lake on April 11, 1953. She was a 1951 graduate of Collinwood High School, a member of Chapel United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Madison YMCA....
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Mary "Pat" McQuown

April 28, 1935 - April 18, 2015

Mary "Pat" McQuown passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at her home in Madison. THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME of Madison is assisting the family.
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Ann Schafer

June 17, 1915 - April 18, 2015

Mrs. Ann Schafer, age 99, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Lantern of Madison, Ohio. She was born June 17, 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, to James and Kathryn (nee O'Neal) Davis. Ann started teaching in 1936 in Wellington, Ohio when teachers were not allowed to teach if they were married. She was married in the summer of 1942 and she had to resign. But before the summer was over the...
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Roy A. Griwatch

October 18, 1920 - April 4, 2015

Roy A. Griwatch, age 94, formerly of Parma, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015. He was born October 18, 1920 in Cleveland to Albert and Lucy (nee Zahn) Griwatch. He married Joyce A. Brink in Cleveland, OH on April 14, 1950 Roy proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and loved working in his yard and garden. Roy always...
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Keith E. Butcher

May 21, 1958 - April 4, 2015

Keith E. Butcher, age 56, passed away Saturday April 4, 2015 while at home in Madison. He was born May 21, 1958 to Lawrence and Marge (nee Bringman) Butcher, and married Tamala Winters on October 31, 1979 in Painesville, Ohio. Keith worked in steel for many years before becoming a research and development lab technician at Terves, Inc. He was a great auto mechanic and was always working on...
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Gene L. Smith

May 6, 1919 - April 1, 2015

Gene Leland Smith, age 95, of Willowick, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. He was born May 6, 1919 in Harbin, China to Hal Abram Smith and Eva Voronkoff. Gene married Betty Jane DeAngelis. Gene came from China as a young boy. He played football in high school. Gene served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He received the Victory Medal and the Presidential...
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Igor L. Ryabtsev

March 30, 1953 - April 1, 2015

Igor L. Ryabtsev, age 62, of Madison passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at University Hospital in Geneva. He was born in Baku, Azerbaijan on March 30, 1953, the son of Rimma A. (nee Abadzheva) and Leonid K. Ryabtsev. Igor graduated from the St. Petersburgh Academy of Art & Fashion with his focus in design. He came to the U.S. with his family in 1991 as a refugee and worked hard to build...
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Robert L. Watson

May 3, 1930 - March 29, 2015

Robert L. Watson, 84, longtime resident of Perry, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015. He was born on May 3, 1930 in Elyria, Ohio to Robert H. and Edith L. (nee Baker) Watson. Robert graduated from Perry High School and served honorably in the United States Army in Korea. He retired from Avery-Dennison and previously served on the Perry Township Police Department. Mr. Watson enjoyed...
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Kyle M. Kropko

April 17, 1992 - March 27, 2015

Kyle M. Kropko, 22, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. He was born on April 17, 1992 in Painesville, Ohio to Diane and Daniel Kropko, Jr. Kyle attended Madison High School. He enjoyed and was very passionate about creating tattoos and was employed with Finest Lines in Wickliffe. Kyle is survived by his parents, Diane and Daniel Kropko, Jr; brother, Steven Riss; sister, Megan Kropko;...
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Owen Sines

January 29, 2015 - March 26, 2015

Owen Maxwell Sines January 29 2015 – March 26 2015 On January 29th 2015, Owen Maxell Sines was welcomed into this world and placed in the arms of his loving parents, Jon and AnnMarie Sines, who had been waiting anxiously and with great joy for his arrival. An answered prayer, Owen came down to Earth a tiny slice of heaven with bright blue eyes and blond sweeping curls. A true gift lent by...
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Lillian A. Witt

February 10, 1928 - March 25, 2015

Lillian A. Witt, 87, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born on February 10, 1928 to the late Ernest and Elizabeth (nee Mangan) Busch, Sr. Lillian was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Madison community. She loved to cook, bake, decorate cakes, sew, crochet, knit, bowl, roller skate, sing and dance. She was a member...
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Eunice E. Stocklas

April 30, 1929 - March 25, 2015

Eunice E. Stocklas, age 85, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born on April 30, 1929 in Strange Creek, West Virginia, to Elizabeth Anna (Giviens) and Carmel Boggs. Eunice was a very active person who enjoyed raising her family. She enjoyed gardening and listening to music. Eunice especially loved cats and dogs. Her nature was one of expressing her opinions...
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Robert J. Naso

September 23, 1950 - March 22, 2015

Robert J. Naso, age 64, of Madison passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Las Vegas. He was born September 23, 1950, the son of Angeline (nee Monachino) and Charles V. Naso, Jr. Robert married Sharon (nee Martin) on October 16, 1971 in Garfield Heights. He was well loved by family, friends, and all that had the pleasure to meet him. In 1968, he graduated from Holy Name High School. He attended...
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Henry Harris

February 20, 1959 - March 19, 2015

Henry Harris, age 56, of Perry, passed away March 19, 2015 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born February 20, 1959 in Wheeling, WV the son of Jean (nee Milliken) and Theodore Harris. He married Stephanie Frazier on December 8, 2012 in Painesville. Henry loved to play horseshoes down at Lake Effects on the lake and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He is survived by his...
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Ralph Bowen

September 2, 1935 - March 18, 2015

Ralph L. Bowen Ralph L. Bowen, 79, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Florida. He was born September 2, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio the son of the late Harry and Marie (nee Gilde) Bowen. He married the love of his life, Donna Young and was a lifelong area resident. Ralph worked as an Engine Tech at Lubrizol in Wickliffe for many years...
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Donald E. Gregory

July 23, 1926 - March 12, 2015

Donald E. Gregory, age 88, of Madison passed away, Thursday, March 12, 2015 at UH Geneva Medical Center. Donald was born on July 23, 1926 in Hacker Valley, W.VA. To Sarah (Claypool) and Guy Gregory. He married Genevieve Hagerdon on April 19, 1947. Donald retired from True Temper after 31 years of service. He also drove a school bus for Madison Local Schools. He was proud to have served in...
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Timothy Musclow

January 16, 1984 - March 7, 2015

Timothy James Musclow, age 31, of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at home. He was born January 16, 1984 in Rochester, NY to Laura E. (Barringer) and Gordon L. Musclow. Timothy graduated in 2002 from Lima Christian High School in Lima, NY. He attended Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland where he studied Automotive Technology. He was currently working as a...
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Marlene P. Collins

August 4, 1931 - March 3, 2015

GENEVA- Marlene Paulene Collins, 83, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Geneva Village Retirement Community. She lived for many years in Madison before moving to Geneva in 2000. She was born August 4, 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late, Frank and Antoinette (nee Skibicki) Luepker. Marlene married the love of her life, Lt. Commander Harold T. Collins, Sr....
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Richard G. Darrow

August 15, 1926 - February 28, 2015

Richard G. Darrow, age 88, of Unionville OH and Houston TX, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Memorial Hermman Hospital Hospice in Houston. He was born August 15, 1926 the son of Florence (nee Rich) and Harold Darrow. Richard married his high school sweetheart Joan "Jo" Wickert in Madison on September 7, 1947. Richard was a 1944 graduate of Madison High School. During World War...
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Mary Ann "Bunny" Malinky

August 16, 1937 - February 26, 2015

MADISON- Mary Ann "Bunny" (nee Staschiak) Malinky, 77, of Madison, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing Center. She was born, August 16, 1937, in Vestaburg, PA, the daughter of the late John Staschiak, Sr. and Mary (nee Borsos) Staschiak-Kennedy. The day she was born, her dad picked her up and said, "She's as soft as a bunny" which led to her...
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William "Bill" Koval

March 4, 1935 - February 24, 2015

William "Bill" Koval a teacher, guidance counselor, and coach for several generations of students at Geneva High School, died Tuesday February 24th at his home with loved ones by his side. He was 79 and had been a resident of Geneva for 57 years. Born on March 4, 1935 he spent his youth in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Bill graduated from Burgettstown Union High School, received his...
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Margaret "Peggy" Spangler

August 15, 1927 - February 24, 2015

Margaret "Peggy" Spangler, age 87, of West Farmington passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Blossom Hill Care Center in Huntsburg. She was born on August 15, 1927 in Akron, OH the daughter of Ida Mae (nee Lovell) and Raymond Lydic. She married William M. Spangler in Stow, OH on June 14, 1957. Peggy was a 1945 graduate of South High School in Akron and a 1955 graduate of Harding College,...
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Donald "Duke" Miller

April 17, 1936 - February 21, 2015

Donald "Duke" Miller, age 78, of Perry passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Tri Point Medical Center in Concord Township. He was born April 17, 1936 in Swissville, PA to Margaret (nee Lilliock) and Jacob F. Miller. Donald was a skilled machinist, having retired from Worthington Precision Metals of Mentor in 2005. He enjoyed sports & his favorite player was Stan Musual. He loved music,...
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David D. Hanson

December 16, 1951 - February 20, 2015

David D. Hanson, age 63, of Euclid passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at Heather Hill. He was born December 16, 1951 in Coshocton, OH the son of Russell and Carolyn Hanson. He will be sadly missed by the Jayne family and many others. David had worked as a welder at Bailey Controls. Private family services will be observed. The BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME of Madison is handling the services.
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Paul "Pauly Wog" Compton

March 8, 1985 - February 19, 2015

Paul "Pauly Wog" Compton, age 29, of Madison, passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends on Thursday February 19, 2015. Born March 8, 1985 in Painesville he was the son of Zady "Peaches" Compton and Paul Kovach. A 2003 graduate of Madison High School Paul was a State qualifier in wrestling. He went on to wrestle at Heidelberg College before becoming an award winning MMA Fighter. ...
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Doy Haddox

July 5, 1932 - February 19, 2015

Doy "Lucky" Haddox, age 82 of Madison, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Born July 5, 1932 in West Virginia he was the son of the late Lawrence and Ina (nee Clayton) Haddox. Doy married Ruth Rankin in Elkin, WV in 1957. Doy retired from GM and worked at the Fisher Body Plant in Cleveland for 32 years. Proud of his service to our country, he served in the U.S...
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Anna Mae Wyatt

December 25, 1936 - February 17, 2015

Ann M. Wyatt Ann M. Wyatt, age 78, of Painesville was surrounded by her family when she passed away on February 17, 2015 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. She was born to Rex and Mildred (nee Traider) Hutson on December 25, 1936. Ann worked various jobs around Madison including Lawsons and chef at the Madison Country Club. She made the best brown...
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Marion Elizabeth "Betty" Heath

July 11, 1923 - February 11, 2015

Heath, Marion Elizabeth (Betty), nee Allen passed away on Feb. 11, 2015, at the age of 91 at the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan, NY after a brave battle with cancer. Betty was born on July 11, 1923 in Erie, PA, but spent much of her life in Lakewood, OH, where she was an active member of the Lakewood Presbyterian Church, playing in the bell choir and serving on the library committee. At the...
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Joseph Vogt

April 28, 1925 - February 6, 2015

Joseph L. Vogt, Jr., 89, formerly of Madison and Geneva, Passed away, Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Ohio Veteran's Home in Sandusky, Ohio. Born April 28, 1925, in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was the son of the late, Joseph Lawrence Vogt, Sr. and Elva Mae (Ronshausen) Vogt. In his younger years, Joseph was an active member of the Thompson United Methodist Church. Joseph served his country...
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Michael Reardon

June 30, 1932 - February 5, 2015

Michael J. Reardon, Sr., 82, was with his wife Hilda and daughter Mary when he passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 5, 2015. He was born in Cleveland to Jeremiah and Helen (nee O'Hara) Reardon on June 30, 1932. Michael married Hilda Hanratty Sept. 18, 1994. At age 17 Michael enlisted in the Navy and became a submariner on the USS Guavina. When he was honorably discharged from service, Michael...
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Jean L. Davidson

March 31, 1928 - February 4, 2015

Jean L. Davidson, age 86 of Perry, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. Born March 31, 1928 in Painesville she was the daughter of Frank and Hazel (Gretton) Wheelock . She married Almon " Dewey" Davidson on August 31, 1947. Jean enjoyed reading, gardening and word puzzles. She truly cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great...
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Anna E. Connelly Wilson

February 18, 1919 - February 4, 2015

Anna E. Connelly Wilson, 95, of Madison, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Rae-Ann Nursing Home in Geneva. She was born February 18, 1919 in Grindstone, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Michael Fred and Edna Alberta (nee Grove) Lorenz. Anna was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, serving as a nurse stationed in the Persian Gulf. While serving her country...
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Sandra J Carley

July 15, 1954 - February 2, 2015

Sandra J. Carley, age 60 of Perry, passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Tri Point Medical Center in Concord. Born July 15, 1954 in Painesville she was the daughter of Almon Dewey and Jean L. (Wheelock) Davidson. She Married Ronald Carley Sr. on April 29, 1974 in Painesville. A 1972 graduate of Painesville Riverside High School Sandy was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Perry. ...
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Jewel L. Parsons

September 17, 1942 - February 1, 2015

Jewel L. Parsons, age 72 of Geneva passed away February 1, 2015 at Rae Ann. She was born September 17, 1942 in Corley, WV the daughter of Sara Ruth (King) & Norval Roby. She married Theodore Parsons in Geneva on May 27, 1995. Jewel was a 1960 Graduate of Braxton County High School and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by daughters: Brenda (Duane) Tingley of Madison, Ruthie (John)...
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Robert E. Fike

March 14, 1926 - January 29, 2015

ROBERT E. FIKE – Madison, Ohio Robert E. Fike, 88 of Madison died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday January 29th. He was born on March 14th, 1926 in Dearth, PA., the son of James and Oma Fike. Married to his loving wife Nettie of Listie, PA. on July 31, 1948, they moved to Painesville, Ohio in 1950 and eventually to Madison in 1956 where Bob purchased, then cleared...
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Joseph J. Holy, Jr.

November 11, 1934 - January 24, 2015

Joseph J. Holy, Jr. age 80 of Geneva, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at University Hospital in Cleveland. Born November 11, 1934 in Cleveland he was the son of the late Joseph J. Holy Sr. and Anna Marie (Bergman) Holy. He married Carol Ann Powell on January 31, 1956 in Indiana. A 1952 graduate of Thompson High School, Joseph worked as a lineman at Ohio Bell for 32 years. He loved...
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Thomas Earnest Sironen

August 16, 1937 - January 22, 2015

Thomas Earnest Sironen, age 77, was at home, with his family, in Mentor-on-the-Lake when he passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015. He was born to Angeline (nee Kroflic) and Walter Sironen on August 16, 1937 in Geneva. Tom had been a Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes. He then worked at C.E. Tylers machine shop as a welder, after which he became an entrepreneur. He enjoyed building houses and...
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Mark J. Cook

March 9, 1924 - January 12, 2015

Mark J. Cook, 90, of Madison, passed away peacefully, Monday January 12, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born, March 9, 1924, in Turlock, California the son of the late James S. and Ethel Marie Cook. Mark served his country during WWII from 1943-1946 in the United States Navy. While serving his country he earned the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal (4 stars), American Area Campaign Medal...
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William J. "Billy" Brueggeman III

February 13, 1995 - January 12, 2015

William J. "Billy" Brueggeman III, age 19 of Madison, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015. Born February 13, 1995 he was the son of William J. Brueggeman Jr. and Robin (Gibson) Brueggeman. A 2014 graduate of Madison High School Billy had a wonderful sense of humor and was always there to share a good laugh. A country boy at heart he loved the outdoors and with his constant need for speed...
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Norman L. Roelle

October 11, 1952 - January 10, 2015

Norman L Roelle, Age 62 of Madison, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Madison Health Care. Born October 11, 1952 he was the son of the late Richard and Doris (Dean) Roelle. Norm was proud of his service to our country and served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed watching movies and loved listening to music and playing his keyboard. He is survived by his brothers: David ...
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Shawn Ray Hickman

April 14, 1989 - January 9, 2015

Shawn Ray Hickman, age 25 of Madison, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 at his home. Born April 14, 1989 in Euclid he was the son of Emery and Gale (Carpenter) Hickman. A 2007 Graduate of Madison High School Shawn worked for Cometic Manufacturing in Concord for many years. Most recently he was working as a security guard for Willo Security in Willoughby. Shawn was a happy go lucky...
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Lynn Machuta

November 13, 1954 - January 7, 2015

Lynn Machuta, age 60, of Madison passed away January 7, 2015 at UH Geauga Medical Center. She was born November 13, 1954 in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Alfred Greenwald and Josephine (Schmutzok) Greenwald. Lynn graduated from Normandy High School, class of 1972. She married the love of her life Bill Machuta on April 19, 1975 at St. James Church in Lakewood, Ohio. Lynn served as past...
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James (Jimmy) A. R. Stevens

May 30, 1944 - January 4, 2015

James (Jimmy) A. R. Stevens, Madison, OH passed away January 4, 2015 at Tripoint Medical Center in Painesville, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 30, 1944 in Cleveland, OH. Jimmy resided the greater portion of his life in Fairport Harbor and was a 1962 graduate of Harding High School. He was a gifted local musician and respected guitar instructor who instilled the joy of music in a wide...
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Dennis M. Dwyer Sr.

December 28, 1946 - December 31, 2014

Dennis M. Dwyer, Sr., 68, longtime resident of Thompson, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at University Hospital- Cleveland. He was born on December 28, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio to Robert J. and Julia Dwyer. Dennis graduated from Thompson High School Class of 1965. He was a United States Marines Veteran and served in Vietnam. He married the love of his life, Sharon...
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Dennis M. Dwyer, Jr.

December 28, 1946 - December 31, 2014

Dennis M. Dwyer, Jr., 68, longtime resident of Thompson, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at University Hospital- Cleveland. He was born on December 28, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio to Robert J. and Julia Dwyer. Dennis graduated from Thompson High School Class of 1965. He was a United States Marines Veteran and served in Vietnam. He married the love of his life, Sharon...
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Isabel Brewster

January 14, 1915 - December 30, 2014

Isabel Brewster, of Mentor, Ohio, age 99, passed away at Fairmount Health Center on Dec. 30, 2014. She was born Jan. 14, 1915 to Robert and Hollice (nee Allender) Watson and married Merton Brewster in February of 1942. She was co-owner of Middle Ridge Farms and loved playing golf at Erie Shores. Isabel enjoyed wintering with her husband in Florida, where she also loved playing golf. Isabel...
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Mary G. Robson

October 31, 1921 - December 30, 2014

Mary G. Robson, 93, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. She was born on October 31, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Robson was a member of the Cornerstone Friends Church. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and loved to cook. Mary was a wondeful caregiver to her husband and mother. She loved gardening and especially roses. Mary enjoyed spending...
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Gary D. Law

October 28, 1940 - December 28, 2014

Gary D. Law, Ph.D., 74, of Painesville Township, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. Gary was born on October 28, 1940 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Lawrence and Gladys Law. He was a well-educated man, receiving his Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma University, Master's degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, Psychology Degree from Kent State University...
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Kenneth L. Heichel

May 4, 1926 - December 26, 2014

Kenneth L. Heichel, age 88, of Madison passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 at his home. He was born May 4, 1926 in Mansfield, OH to Anna (nee Bricker) & E. Ray Heichel. He married Eloise Rausch in Plain City, OH on September 10, 1955. Kenneth was a 1944 Graduate of Mansfield High School and Ohio University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in Korea. Kenneth had been an art...
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Edna W. Adams

September 26, 1917 - December 24, 2014

Edna W. Adams, age 97, of Perry, passed away Wednesday December 24, 2014 at Lake Health in Madison. She was born on September 26, 1917 in Thompson and was the daughter of the late Marie (Lonser) and Paul Wilber. She married H. Russell Adams in May of 1940 in Painesville. Edna was a graduate of Thompson High School and also attended Hiram College. She helped her husband manage the family farm...
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Marjorie Frisbie

December 18, 1940 - December 20, 2014

Marjorie Frisbie, age 74, of Madison Ohio passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She was born to Helen (Krasneski) and Edward Lucas in Cleveland, Ohio on December 18, 1940. Marjorie married Tom Frisbie on October 16, 1965 in Painesville, Ohio. Marge enjoyed her involvement with the Madison Garden Club, as well as tending to her garden and flowers at home. ...
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Eleanor T. Cooper

December 16, 1920 - December 17, 2014

Eleanor T. Cooper, age 94, formerly of Madison passed away December 17, 2014 at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Newbury. She was born December 16, 1920 in Cleveland, OH the daughter of Fred & Amelia Mahtar. Eleanor was an active member in both Central Congregational Church and the Euclid American Legion Post 343. She loved birds, crafting, reading and watching the Cleveland Indians with her...
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Doris Griggs

February 17, 1925 - December 15, 2014

Doris Griggs, age 89, of Madison passed away December 15, 2014 at home. She was born February 17, 1925 in New Bern, NC. She married Robert Griggs in 1946. Doris was a very social person who loved and enjoyed everybody. She was a member of American Legion Post 112 while living in Madison. Doris was known for her homemade German Chocolate Cake. She is survived by daughters, Kathryn (Kenneth)...
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Beverly H. Kemerait

December 5, 1934 - December 11, 2014

Beverly H. Kemerait, (80) of Orange City, FL passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Beverly was born in Monessen PA on December 5th, 1934. She resided in Madison and Geneva-on-the Lake before moving to FL in 1976. She is survived by her sons; Edward, Michael and David Kemerait; daughters, Elaine Simmons, Kathy (Tim) Czopek, Christine George; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 6 great...
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Raymond J. Welch, Jr.

December 18, 1980 - December 6, 2014

Madison Village- Raymond J. Welch, Jr., 33, of Madison Village., passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 6, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Raymond was born on December 18, 1980 in Painesville, Ohio to Margaret (Stahl) Welch and the late Raymond J. Welch, Sr. He graduated from Madison High School Class of 1999 and married the love of his life Jennifer Johnson on...
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James W. Cavender

February 3, 1956 - December 2, 2014

James W. Cavender, age 58 of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. Born February 3, 1956 in Painesville he was the son of the late Marvin and Beatrice (nee Corle) Cavender. He married Denise Cortright in Madison on April 1, 1984. Jim worked for many years as an attendant at the South Madison Marathon Station. Always trusting and honest he had a big heart...
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B. Chloris LeBaron Knittel

October 13, 1922 - December 2, 2014

B. Chloris (Sue) Knittel, age 92, of Madison passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Geneva Village. She was born October 13, 1922 in Cleveland, the daughter of Florence (nee Caldwell) and Leonard LeBaron. She married Louis Knittel in Cleveland on January 17, 1939. Sue was a member of Central Congregational Church, where she helped with the youth fellowship. She loved following the Cleveland...
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George Schulze

December 3, 1946 - December 1, 2014

George Wood Schulze, 67, of Perry, Ohio, passed away at home on his porch while surrounded by his family. He was born on December 3, 1946 to Walt and June (nee Wood) Schulze. George married Lynne Woodcock on May 30, 1970. George was raised in Euclid, Ohio, and graduated from St. Joseph's High School in 1964. After attending some college, he chose to enlist in the U. S. Marine Corp (Company...
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Debra K. Greenman

October 5, 1959 - November 30, 2014

Debra K. Greenman, age 55, of Willoughby passed away November 30, 2014 at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born on October 5, 1959, the daughter of Caroline (Treankle) and Charlie Greenman. Debbie was a 1977 graduate of Madison High School and of Lakeland Community College. She enjoyed traveling and cruises with her mother, attending Cleveland Indians games and spending time with...
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Barbara "Bobbi" Fischer

August 18, 1943 - November 30, 2014

Barbara "Bobbi" Fischer, age 71, of Rock Creek passed away November 30, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born August 18, 1943 in Geneva the daughter of Mary Dzopko and Howard Prince. She was a 1961 graduate of Madison Memorial High School and a 1964 graduate of Maumee Valley School of Nursing, where she received the Mary Maglone Award for nursing excellence. Barbara enjoyed reading,...
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Richard F. Beris

January 8, 1952 - November 28, 2014

Richard F. Beris, age 62, of Madison, died early Friday morning, Nov. 28, at University Hospital in Cleveland. Richard was born in Chagrin Falls and attended the Orange schools. He loved woodworking, hunting and fishing and was an owner/operator truck driver. This is no ordinary obituary because Richard Beris was no ordinary man...he had two great loves in his life - his family and God. The most...
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Albina Bukky

November 28, 2014

Albina V. Bukky, age 96 of Strongsville, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Kemper House. Born February 28, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois she was the daughter of Frank and Frances (Cervenick) Bedenk. She married Edward Bukky in 1940 in Painesville. Albina had a feisty personality and many people would remember her from the rental properties she owned and managed in Geneva. She is...
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Esther V Norris

July 11, 1922 - November 26, 2014

Esther V. Norris, age 92 of Perry, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Born July 11, 1922 in Lumberport, WV, she was the daughter of Alda (Robey) & Marion Shreve. She married Haymond Norris on September 20, 1941 in Cumberland, MD. Esther had worked at Rayon, L & K Restaurant in Perry, Painesville City Schools and Lake East Hospital. She was a 1940 graduate of Lumberport WV High School...
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Mary E. Evans

September 9, 1941 - November 26, 2014

Mary E. Evans, age 73 of Trumbull Township passed away November 26, 2014 at UH Ahuja Medical Center. She was born in New York City on September 9, 1941 to Helen Heffernan and Fred Bauer. Mary was a 1962 graduate of St. Vincent School of Nursing in New York City. She retired in 2001 as an RN at Geauga County Health Department. Mary was a member of the Ashtabula County Genealogical Society. ...
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Candice M. Slagle

February 10, 1968 - November 16, 2014

Candice M. Slagle, age 46, of Madison was surrounded by her family when she passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. Candice had fought a courageous battle with colon cancer. She was born February 10, 1968 in Mt. Clemens, MI, the daughter of Rahbyn (nee Trott) and Barry Kyman. She was a Harvey High School graduate who earned an Associate's Degree in Medical Billing. Candice worked at Ravenwood...
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Carol Ann Zmecek

April 4, 1937 - November 14, 2014

Carol Ann Zmecek, age 77 of Madison, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at the David Simpson Hospice House. Born April 4, 1937 in Perrysville, Missouri. Carol was the daughter of George and Nova (Allen) Jones and she married Thomas Zmecek on November 19, 1966 in Jefferson. Carol was an avid collector and enjoyed antiquing, crafts and cooking. She loved spending time with her family and...
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Earl H Starnes III

July 7, 1946 - November 9, 2014

Earl H. Starnes III met his Lord and Savior Sunday, November 9, 2014 with his family at his side, after a courageous 3 ½ year battle with cancer. He suffered, but never once complained, always saying, "I'm fine." Earl worked at Henkel Corporation for 22 years, never missing a day of work while going through chemo; but his heart has always been in Texas. Earl leaves behind his loving wife...
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Lloyd Parsons

May 18, 1942 - November 9, 2014

Lloyd M. Parsons, age 72, of Madison Township passed away Sunday November 9, 2014 at David Simpson Hospice House. He was born May 18, 1942 in Palmer, TN the son of Lloyd G. and Mildred Parsons. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Lloyd owned and operated L.P. Trucking and enjoyed working on his trucks. He is survived by his soul mate of almost 40 years, Rose Bohinc; daughters,...
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Beverly Mae Znidarsic

January 15, 1935 - November 6, 2014

Beverly Mae Znidarsic, age 79 of Madison, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 06, 2014 at her home. A long time resident of Thompson she was born January 15, 1935 in Painesville. She was the daughter of Bessie (Wilson) & Robert W. Dewey. A 1953 Graduate of Thompson High School she married her high school sweetheart Richard Znidarsic in Thompson, Ohio on July 24, 1954. Beverly was...
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Carol-Lyn Rauth

September 3, 1942 - November 6, 2014

Carol-Lyn Rauth, age 72 of Madison, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. Born, September 3, 1942 in Painesville, OH, she was the daughter of Ruth (Skinner) & Wendell Bartlett. She married Richard Rauth on November 17, 1979 in Thompson, OH. Carol-Lyn retired from the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in 2004 where she worked as a scheduler. She was a 1960 graduate of Harvey High School. Carol...
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Cecelia Domachowski

June 5, 1916 - November 5, 2014

Cecelia Domachowski, age 98, resident of North Madison, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township. She was born June 5, 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio to Catherine (Romanowski) and Simon Sulowski. She married Richard P. Domachowski on November 28, 1941 in Cleveland Ohio. Cecelia was a longtime member of ICC in Madison. She loved reading, as...
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Cecil Paul Thompson

December 2, 1937 - November 5, 2014

Cecil Paul Thompson, age 76, of Thompson, OH went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, November 5, 2014. He was born December 2, 1937 in Fort Blackmore, VA to Charles and Donnie (nee Hicks) Thompson. He married Sally Enos in Confluence, PA on September 26, 1959. He worked for Caterpillar for 31 years. He was a good father, and a better grandfather. Cecil was a protector and a provider, who...
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Lester Jarvis

February 21, 1926 - October 31, 2014

Lester Jarvis, age 88 of Madison, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. Born, February 21, 1926 in Stinson, WV, he was the son of Effie & Rent Henry Jarvis. He married Mary Margaret Osborne. Lester worked for several years at Yardmaster in Painesville. For many years he specialized in lawn mower repair. He formerly owned and operated 2 restaurants in Madison Village. Lester enjoyed...
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Anne "Dolly" Serra

July 25, 1927 - October 26, 2014

Anne "Dolly" Serra, age 87, of Madison, passed away October 26, 2014 at Cardinal Woods. She was born July 25, 1927 in Fall River, MA the daughter of Mary (Farias) and Herman Costa. She married John Serra on April 2, 1945 in Fall River MA. Dolly was an avid reader who enjoyed visiting with friends. She is survived by her daughter, Maryann (Dave) Tuttle of Swansey, MA; sons, Brian (Deborah)...
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Richard Gavin

June 2, 1960 - October 26, 2014

Richard Gavin passed away on Sunday October 26, 2014 at David Simpson Hospice House, after an extremely courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Worthington, Ohio on June 2, 1960, to Russell and Patricia (nee Harvey) Gavin. Rick was a member of the American Legion Post 112 in Madison, Ohio. He loved life, and enjoyed golf, bird feeding and watching, summertime, his patio,...
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Margaret A. Gawrys

July 27, 1924 - October 24, 2014

Margaret A. Gawrys, age 90, of Madison, was surrounded by family when she passed away October 24, 2014 at her home. She was born on July 27, 1924 in Connesville, PA to John Takacs and Margaret (Champis). Margaret was a Madison resident over 60 years, having moved here from Bedford, Ohio. She had been employed by Hi-Truck, IRC Fibers (Rayon), the Foodliner and Collin's Grocery Store. Margaret...
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Charles Congos

June 1, 1938 - October 23, 2014

Charles Congos, age 76, passed away at home Thursday, October 23, 2014. He was born in Painesville on June 1, 1938 to Charles Congos and Irene (Warren). He married Carole A. Gallagher on March 26, 1960. Charles graduated from Riverside High School and after some college and many certifications, became a Nuclear Inspector. He was an amateur radio club member and enthusiast and was a man of many...
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David Eugene Church

July 23, 1958 - October 22, 2014

David Eugene Church, age 56 of Madison, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Born July 23, 1958 in Conneaut, he was the son of Mana (Cifelli) & Eugene Church. He married Susan Gregory on December 3, 1984 in Conneaut. David was a proud member of the NRA and he enjoyed target shooting. An avid Harley Davidson rider, he enjoyed his long trips to the east coast, Sturgis & Daytona Beach. ...
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S Ray Bevins

February 12, 1935 - October 21, 2014

S. Ray Bevins, age 79 of Perry, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born February 12, 1935 in Kanawha, WV, he was the son of Ruby Ellen (Frazier) & Claude Lee Bevins. He married Elmadine Ford on February 9, 1957 in Angola, IN. Ray served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a foreman for SIFCO in Cleveland, retiring in 2000. He then worked for North Perry Village. Ray was a member of Perry...
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Thomas "Irish" Barry

December 8, 1930 - October 20, 2014

Thomas "Irish" Barry age 83, of Painesville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on October 20, 2014. He was born December 8th, 1930 in Geneva, Ohio to Thomas and Winifred (Robinette) Barry. He and his wife, Janet (Johnson), were married for 61 years. They were high school sweethearts, best friends and classmates at Madison High School graduating in 1949. He was a devoted...
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Lawrence "Larry" Schwed

February 25, 1939 - October 14, 2014

Lawrence "Larry" Schwed, age 75 of Thompson, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Born February 25, 1939 in Cleveland, he was the son of Olga (Bucknot) & Oswald Schwed. He married Brenda J. Bellamy in Wickliffe on August 7, 1976. Larry was the Applications Engineering Manager for PMC Industries, retiring in 2004. He was a member of the last class to graduate from Willoughby Union High...
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Robert Shaw

February 13, 1930 - October 11, 2014

Robert Shaw, age 84, of Unionville, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at University Hospitals Case Western. Robert was born on February 13, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Milton and Paula (Morlock) Shaw. He graduated from Brush High School Class of 1948. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Korean War. Mr. Shaw was employed with Park Ohio and...
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James R. "Dick" Horst

March 14, 1923 - October 9, 2014

James R. "Dick" Horst, age 91 of Kingsville Township, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014. He was born March 14, 1923 in Ashtabula to Helen (Shamp) & Clarence Horst. Dick was a 1941 graduate of Ashtabula High School. He received a BA from The Ohio State University and a MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. In 1989 Dick...
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Rudolph W Kurtzhals

August 28, 1923 - October 9, 2014

Rudolph W. Kurtzhals, age 91 of Madison, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014. Born August 28, 1923 in Madison, he was the son of Alvina (Wherman) & Martin L. Kurtzhals. He married Ruth Lampson in Austinburg, Ohio. Rudolph served in European Theatre Operations, 36th Inf. Division U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 8548 and Jay Wilson Post 112, Madison and the Ex...
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Emma Doebereiner

June 3, 1931 - October 8, 2014

Emma M. Doebereiner, age 83 of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014. She had lived in Painesville and Madison for most of her life. Born June 3, 1931 in Willard, OH, she was the daugther of Myrtle Irene (Lugnebell) & William Henry Mills. She married Robert Doebereiner in Painesville on March 3, 1949. Emma worked as a caregiver at Berry's World in Thompson. She had been active...
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Kenneth Peck

April 3, 1938 - October 2, 2014

Kenneth Peck, age 76 of Madison, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014. Born April 3, 1938, in Geneva, he was the son of Dorothy (Woodworth) & Kenneth W. Peck. He married Linda Clark on April 23, 1960 in Conneaut. He worked for over 30 years at Avery Dennison STD in Painesville. Kenneth was a member of the American Legion Post #336 in Painesville and Elks Lodge #549. He also was a member...
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Bernadine Marie Manley

April 3, 1933 - September 28, 2014

Bernadine Marie Manley, age 81, of Madison, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014. Born April 3, 1933 in Sutton, WV, she was the daughter of Sylvia (Keener) & Willie Quickle. Bernadine graduated from Nicholas County High School in Summersville, WV in 1953. She was a devoted mother raising a family and worked as a nurses' aide for 22 years at Stewart Lodge. She enjoyed doing sign language...
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Nina Jeannine (Kazicka) Wickert

September 6, 1929 - September 25, 2014

Nina Jeannine (Kazicka) Wickert, age 85, of Madison, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014. She was born September 6, 1929 in Paris, France. Nina was a member of Madison Crossroads Community Church on Middle Ridge Road. She was a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of Madison American Legion Post 112. Nina was also a member of the Madison Garden Club,...
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Stephanie Graham

November 8, 1946 - September 25, 2014

Stephanie Graham, age 67, of Geneva, formerly of Orlando, passed away September 25, 2014 at UH Cleveland. She was born November 8, 1946 in Warren, OH the daughter of Janice and Everett Wilson. Stephanie loved her pets and enjoyed collecting fun rooster items. She loved nature and enjoyed the changing seasons. She also co-owned and operated New Beginnings Hair Salon in Orlando, Florida for...
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Dorthene "Dot" Spiesman

December 20, 1925 - September 23, 2014

Dorthene "Dot" Spiesman, age 88 of Madison, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Lantern of Madison. Born, December 20, 1925 in Greensboro, NC, she was the daughter of Essie (Ruple) & James Arnold Gammon. She married George Robert Spiesman, Jr. in Charlotte, NC on February 19, 1943. Dot was a tremendous baker and talented candy maker. She was an inspiration to many in her family....
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Joseph John Tarsovich, Sr.

February 12, 1939 - September 17, 2014

Joseph John Tarsovich, Sr., age 75 of Madison, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at TriPoint Medical Center. Born February 12, 1939 in Johnstown, PA. He was the son of Mary (Rusin) & Julius Tarasiewicz. Joe served in the US Army as a sergeant. He retired from Caterpillar where he worked for 25 years in OH and in York, PA for 3 years, and was a UAW Local 790 representative. Joe...
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Dennis Spicer

December 17, 1956 - September 15, 2014

Dennis Spicer, age 57, of Thompson passed away at University Hospital in Cleveland on September 15, 2014. He was born December 17, 1956 in Painesville, the son of Mamie (Ricketts) and Charles Spicer. He married Jan Scott on July 22, 1978 in Madison. Dennis grew up in Madison and graduated from Madison High School in 1975. He worked in the construction field and for John Deere until his...
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Donald t Balch

January 20, 1963 - September 15, 2014

Donald T. Balch, age 51 of Madison, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014. Born January 20, 1963 in Geneva, he was the son of Phyllis (Hutson) & William T. Balch. Donald was a 1982 graduate of Madison High School. He was a hard worker and worked as a self-employed drywall contractor for over 25 years. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Balch of Geneva; brothers, George Balch of Geneva...
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Dennis Spicer

December 17, 1956 - September 15, 2014

Dennis Spicer, age 57, of Thompson passed away at University Hospital in Cleveland on September 15, 2014. He was born December 17, 1956 in Painesville, the son of Mamie (Ricketts) and Charles Spicer. He married Jan Scott on July 22, 1978 in Madison. Dennis grew up in Madison and graduated from Madison High School in 1975. He worked in the construction field and for John Deere until his...
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Victor "Vic" Yenc

May 1, 1927 - September 15, 2014

Victor "Vic" Yenc, age 87 of Thompson passed away September 15, 2014 at Blossom Hill Care Center in Huntsburg. He was born May 1, 1927 in Euclid and married Jennie Zupancic on May 22, 1948. Vic enjoyed yard work and always had a perfect yard, from trimmed edges to beautiful bushes. He liked cars both old & new, and trucks of all sizes. Vic loved motorcycles and had a soft spot for Harleys and...
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Karen M. Burns

February 26, 1951 - September 15, 2014

Karen M. Burns, age 63, of Madison passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born February 26, 1951 in Geneva to Jule (Klepfer) & H. Joseph Lander. She married Gary Burns on October 14, 1972. Karen was a 1969 graduate of Madison High School and became an accountant for a private firm. She worked full time to provide a comfortable home, was...
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Gretchen Williams

August 26, 1925 - September 10, 2014

Gretchen Williams, age 89 of Mentor, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Heartland of Mentor. She was born August 26, 1925 in Bradford, PA and married Raymond Williams in Kentucky on August 2, 1948. Gretchen played banjo & bass fiddle. She was on a weekly radio show with her sisters in Meadville, PA. She enjoyed traveling to Florida & the Catskills. She is survived by her...
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Howard Sears

September 4, 2014

Howard Sears, age 98 of Perry, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014. He is survived by his son, David and daughter, Sheryl. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou (Rohrbach) Sears and his parents. A graveside service will be held at 9:00 AM, Friday, September 12, 2014 at Perry Cemetery in Section 12. Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River...
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