Our Obituaries

Barbara Ann Mackie

August 27, 1937 - May 25, 2017

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Elizabeth Ann Topalian

May 14, 1962 - May 24, 2017

ELIZABETH "LIZ" ANN TOPALIAN, age 55, of Burton. Beloved mother of Tom Topalian; loving daughter of Shirley Topalian-Perlmuter and the late Michael Topalian; devoted sister of Michael (Susan) Topalian, Thomas (Debbie) Topalian, and Timothy (Jen) Topalian; and dear aunt of nine. Family members will receive guests at the ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 16381 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (RT 306), CHAGRIN FALLS, 44023...
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Benjamin Shechter

December 31, 1944 - May 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Robert McKinney

September 11, 1926 - May 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Paul Ibranyi

October 10, 1940 - May 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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John Charles Rukenbrod

January 29, 1940 - April 30, 2017

John (Jack) Charles Rukenbrod age 77, born January 29, 1940, passed away April 30, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Linda; loving father of Gwynne (Matt Smith) and John (Nicole Capuana); devoted grandfather of Otto Rukenbrod and dear brother of Kenneth "Pete" Rukenbrod and sister Kay Beck. Memorial service to be announced at a later time. A private family interment will take place at...
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Josephine A. Maresh

January 12, 1923 - April 18, 2017

JOSEPHINE A. MARESH (nee OBER) age 94 of Chardon, formerly of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Peggy (Jay) Bacher, Susan Booth, Grace Maresh and Alice (Bob) Taylor; devoted grandmother of nine and great grandmother of one and dear sister of five. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND,...
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James E. Rizzo

January 28, 1938 - April 16, 2017

JAMES RIZZO age 79 of Mayfield Heights. Beloved husband of the late Mary Jane; loving father of James (Susan) Rizzo and Lori Gunsch; devoted grandfather of Peggy and Billy Larrison, Victor and Nina Rizzo and Sarah and Theresa Gunsch and great grandfather of Veda Larrison; and dear brother of Bobby Rizzo and Joanne Bondi. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. ...
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Harvey C. Sternberg

December 23, 1918 - April 13, 2017

HARVEY C. STERNBERG AGE 98 OF MAYFIELD HEIGHTS. Beloved husband of the late Catherine I.; loving father of Judith (Robert) Gehring and Gregory (Kathleen); devoted grandfather of five and great grandfather of fourteen and dear brother of the late John and Waldemar Sternbergh. Friends may call at DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 5975 MAYFIELD RD., MAYFIELD HEIGHTS (at Lander Rd.) ON FRIDAY 5-8 P.M....
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Isabella Hyland

March 20, 1922 - April 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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LaVerne Grace Wieland

May 5, 1920 - March 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Barbara C. Strauss

March 1, 1925 - March 23, 2017

BARBARA C. STRAUSS (nee Cooper), age 92, of Newbury. Beloved wife of the late Morton P. Strauss and Daniel J. Corbett; loving step-mother of Karen (Charles) Wolff and Beedee (Marvin) Soskin; devoted step-grandmother of Stephanie (George) DiPaolo, Michael (Taya) Levin, Bridgette, Kevin (Audrey), and Katie Soskin, and step-great-grandmother of six; dear sister of Ruthanne (David) Love; and...
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Marjorie Veraguth

October 8, 1919 - March 20, 2017

MARJORIE VERAGUTH, age 97. Beloved wife of the late Arnold John; loving mother of Sharon (Bill) Thomas, Linda (Paul) Vajner and Lois (Alexander Kleme) Veraguth; dear nana of John Thomas, Melody (Josh) Harding, Lauren (James) Livengood, Aja Kleme and Evon Petek and great nana of Owen Wert, Ethan Wert, Riley Thomas and Tucker Thomas and dear sister of the late Paul (Dorothy) Winchester. Friends may...
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Marceline D. Mahne

July 25, 1928 - March 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Frank D. Mauceri

November 21, 1920 - March 18, 2017

FRANK D. MAUCERI age 96. Beloved husband of the late Frances J.; loving father of Franklin (Gerry) and Anthony (Cindy); devoted grandfather of Frank (Lisa) and Michael (Kathy) Mauceri, Candace Fencak (deceased), Nick (Sue) and Carmen (Kelly) Mauceri, Meggin and Thomas Higgins and great grandfather of Vincent, Kristiana, Johnathan, Sonny, Giorgianna, Christian, Phoebe, Patrick, Francesca and...
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John Louis Tropf

August 5, 1932 - March 15, 2017

JOHN LOUIS TROPF age 84 of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of Mary Beth (nee Winterich); loving father of Marybeth (Dale) Mack, Michael (Cyndie), Greg (Anne), Catherine (Robert) Petronzio and Diane; devoted grandfather of David (Megan), Christopher (Kristie), Ashley, Mitchel, Milan, Gregory, Robert, Morgan, John, Marina, Kristen, Robert, Joseph, Anthony and Matthew and dear great grandfather of...
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Nancy M. Hill

January 20, 1940 - March 14, 2017

Nancy M. Hill (nee Portman), age 77, passed away on March 14, 2017 at her residence in Newbury Twp. She was born January 20, 1940 in Cleveland. Nancy was a member of Newbury Community Church, and was at one time a Den Mother with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She was a Technician with Bicron and Saint-Gobain for over 25 years, retiring in 2003. She is survived by her son, Tim (Barb);...
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Gloria Wettrick Tomba

March 29, 1938 - February 28, 2017

GLORIA WETTRICK TOMBA age 78 of Richmond Heights. Beloved wife of the late Edward Wettrick and Richard Tomba; loving mother of Nina Wolf, John Wettrick, Richard (Angela) Wettrick and Laurie (Patrick) Mulhall; devoted grandmother of eight and great grandmother of nine; dear daughter of the late John and Margaret DelMonte and cherished sister of Lillian (Anthony, deceased) Augusta and Phillip ...
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Edith Louise Cappelucci

December 26, 1925 - February 24, 2017

EDITH "EDIE" CAPPELUCCI (nee Capolingua), age 91, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Charles P.; loving mother Chip (Kathy) and Gary; devoted grandmother of Dana and Dan Cappelucci, Corie (Travis) Wright, and Kyra and David Cappelucci; dear great-grandmother of Charlee Wright; and cherished sister of the late Carmella (Frank) Marapodi, Jean (Bill) Meyers, and Anne (John) Ricchiuto. ...
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Carmela Marrapodi

November 12, 1921 - February 23, 2017

CARMELA MARRAPODI, age 95, of Warrensville Hts. Beloved wife of the late Frank Carmen; loving mother of Jeanette and David Marrapodi; and dear sister of the late Jean (Bill) Meyers, Edith (Charles) Cappelucci, and Anne (John) Ricchiuto. Memorial Service 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Friends may also call at GATTOZZI AND SON...
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John James Thomas

August 30, 1942 - February 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Helen C. Moughan

December 22, 1922 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Dolores M. RATAJCZAK

October 30, 1932 - February 15, 2017

Dolores M. Ratajczak, age 84 of Russell Twp. Beloved wife of Eugene; loving mother of Christine (Jim Wolf) Bitner, Eugene Jr. (Becky), David, and Laurel Walden; devoted grandmother of Justin, Christopher, Stephen, Elise, Paul, Kyle, Jay, Taylor and Ryan and great grandmother of five; and dear sister of Lucille McDonald and Cecelia Matney. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME,...
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Grace C. Marik

May 13, 1922 - February 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Walter Robert Tuuri

June 10, 1927 - February 12, 2017

WALTER R. TUURI, age 89 of Chardon, formerly of Chesterland. Beloved husband of Ann (nee Ames) for 65 years; loving father of Barbara (Garland) Likins, Diane (Dr. Lynn Wallace, deceased) Tuuri and Kenneth Tuuri; devoted grandfather of Dr. Alison (Ryan) Allin, Bonnie (Tim) Warnky, Kate Snyder and Emily (Andrew) Miller and great grandfather of Charlie, Henry and Lucy Allin, Hannah Warnky, and...
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Katherine Ann Coleman

May 6, 1944 - February 11, 2017

KATHERINE "ANN" COLEMAN, age 72 of Munson Twp. Beloved wife of Stephen; loving mother of Jason (Tracy) and David (Nancy); devoted grandmother of Caden and Ellie; dear daughter of the late Sigmund and Shirley (nee Green) Brase and cherished sister of Peggy (Jack) Seigel. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND, OH...
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Gerald Cortland

May 2, 1939 - February 10, 2017

Ferald "Jerry" Cortland, age 77 of Russell Twp. Beloved son of Carmen and Helen (nee Chicone) Corsillo; loving father of Louise and Laura Cortland; devoted brother of David (Dottie) and Ron (Loretta) Cory; dear uncle of Brian, Melissa, Mike, Paul, Dan, Joan and Jack. Jerry was the longtime owner of Renovation Experts in Geauga County. He was also a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous...
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Janet E. Gibson

February 3, 1930 - February 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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John Frank Cirino

March 12, 1929 - February 5, 2017

John F. Cirino, age 87 of Wickliffe. Beloved husband of Amy for 66 years; loving father of Michael (deceased) (Toni) and Judy (Larry) Strell; devoted grandfather of Kevin Strell & Michael Cirino & cherished uncle of John (Kim) and Joe (Anne Marie) Fiorello. John worked for 42 years at the Collinwood railroad yard and was a member of the Italian-American Club. Friends may call at Davis...
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Florence Moss

September 15, 1921 - February 4, 2017

Florence Moss, age 95, former longtime resident of Chester Twp., passed away Feb. 4, 2017 at Fairmount Health Center in Willoughby. She was born September 15, 1921 in Geneva.Florence was a member of the Community Church of Chesterland. She was formerly Principal Cellist of the Lakeland Civic Orchestra for many years. Florence also actively played in string quartets. She enjoyed playing card and...
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James S. Barber

May 19, 1944 - February 3, 2017

James S. Barber, age 72, died in Cleveland on February 3, 2017.Born in Cleveland, James was a long-time resident of Chagrin Falls, OH and spent the majority of his career as corporate recruiter, as well as previously a recruiter for the United States Navy. Before retiring, he became the President of his own small company providing consultation services and ecological solutions for groundwater...
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Irene M. Clyde

December 6, 1929 - February 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Matthew Moore

July 5, 1991 - January 29, 2017

MATTHEW MOORE, age 25, of Chesterland. Beloved son of Jim and Ursula (nee Brolli) Moore; loving brother of Megan Moore; devoted grandson of Ray and Pat Moore, and Anna Caputo and the late Nicholas Caputo; dear nephew of Evelyn, Paul, Christopher, Julia, Christina, Raymond, Paul, Marnette, Brian, Judy, and Dawn; and cherished cousin of many. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME,...
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George N. Oram

July 22, 1936 - January 29, 2017

George N. Oram, age 80, passed away January 29, 2017, at University Hospitals in Cleveland. Born July 22, 1936, in Cleveland he was a Newbury Twp. resident for 40 years. George was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a lifelong Printer, working for Addressograph and Duke Printing, and also had worked at one time as a Claims Officer at Cleveland Freightlines and Blair Freightlines....
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John Thomas Poole

February 16, 1941 - January 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Leonid Gantman

November 10, 1937 - January 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Gurnam Lotey

July 7, 1927 - January 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Mirko Cukelj

April 26, 1935 - January 18, 2017

MIRKO "MIKE" CUKELJ, age 81, of Chesterland. Beloved husband of 55 years of Katharina; loving father of Anita (Garry Yaworski) Fox, Irene Cukelj, and Mary (Dave) Tarter; devoted grandfather of Kristina, Alexander, Ashley, Joshua, Cassandra, and Julia Tarter; dear bother of Milan (Annie), Gabric, Slavko, and the late Stephan; cherished uncle of many; and owner of dog Nick. Friends may call at...
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Michael T. Levan

May 30, 1939 - January 13, 2017

MICHAEL T. LEVAN, age 77 of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of Theresa (nee Yacovella); loving father of Kimberle Caticchio (Jeff), Michele (Ralph) Smith and Marzel; devoted grandfather of Nicholis, Brittany (Lucas), Ashleigh, Antonio, Brooke, Kameron and Billy; dear son of the late Marzel and Rose (nee Tarsitano) Levan; cherished brother of the late Marzel Levan and Rosemarie Valenti; and dear...
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Erma Jean Kovach

December 20, 1927 - January 5, 2017

ERMA JEAN KOVACH (nee Bahas), born December 20, 1927 in Akron, passed from this earth January 5, 2017. Erma was a long time resident of Gates Mills, and was a graduate of Ashland High School and Cazenovia College. After college, she worked for a number of years as a Radiologic Technician at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland. Erma was an accomplished aviator and held a lifetime passion for...
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Edith Wilson

July 28, 1933 - January 2, 2017

EDITH WILSON (nee Schneider) age 83, born on July 28, 1933 in Seeheim, Germany, passed away on January 2, 2017. Beloved wife for 57 years of the late Harold Wilson. Loving mother of Lynda Robinholt of North Ridgeville and Robert (Joanne) Wilson of Russell Township. Devoted grandmother of Jeffrey (Gabriela) Wilson, Michael Wilson, Alexander Wilson, Cheryl (Joshua) Williams and Barry Robinholt....
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Frank J. Altomondo

July 7, 1955 - January 2, 2017

Frank J. Altomondo, age 61 resident of Painesville, formerly of Collinwood, passed away January 2, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic. He was born July 7, 1955 in Cleveland. Frank enjoyed playing the guitar and was a computer enthusiast. He loved family and will be greatly missed by his four-legged companion Rocky.He was a Senior Test Technician at TT Electronics in Perry for 19 years. Survivors are his...
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Helen Zatko

April 27, 1913 - December 28, 2016

HELEN ZATKO (nee Juliasz), age 103, of Richmond Hts. Beloved wife for 60 years of the late Frank; loving mother of Sandra (Richard, deceased) Mesec; devoted grandmother of Gregory Mesec and Jeffrey (Vicki) Mesec; dear great-grandmother of Keeley and Trent Mesec; and cherished sister-in-law of Edith Toth. Private interment at a later date in Shadyside Cemetery in Auburn Twp.
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Helen Lamb

September 3, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Helen Waddington Lamb, age 92, of Concord Township, passed peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. A daughter of the late James and Bessie (Smart) Waddington, Helen was born in New Philadelphia on September 3, 1924. She was valedictorian of the New Philadelphia High School class of 1942, and then went on to graduate from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case...
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Esther K. Hodgkinson

April 13, 1927 - December 21, 2016

ESTHER HODGKINSON passed away in the early hours of December 21, 2016. Esther's character was shaped in childhood by her loving, musical, and literary parents and brothers; living through the Great Depression and World War II also informed her world view. Esther was devoted to music her entire life, as a pianist, organist, teacher, and listener. She graduated from the Music Conservatory at...
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Anne Slowins

November 27, 1920 - December 16, 2016

Anne Slowins, 96, died December 16, 2016, joining her beloved husband James Walter (Jim) who was her sweetheart for 59 years of marriage. Anne and Jim met at a Cleveland ice cream shop. They married on October 4, 1941 in Holy Name Church. World War II interrupted their lives with Jim becoming enlisted as a Fireman First Class, U.S. Naval Service in 1944. Jim was honorably discharged in 1946. ...
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Margaret Therese Skala

August 15, 1930 - December 16, 2016

MARGARET THERESE SKALA, age 86, of Russell Township. Beloved wife of the late Raymond C.; loving mother of Carolyn Buehler, Debbie Skala, Mark Skala and Jayne (Mark) Nelson; devoted grandmother of Heather (Mark) Herakovic, Christopher (Sarah) Buehler, Carinne Skala (deceased), Michael Buehler and Alex Nelson and great grandmother of Hanna, Quinn and Cora Herakovic and Timmy, Katie and Ryan...
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Elsie B. Perko

January 26, 1918 - December 15, 2016

ELSIE B. PERKO 98, died Thursday December 15, at Northfield Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a longtime resident of Maple Heights before retiring to Brooksville Fl. After the death of her husband Ralph J. Perko she returned to Bedford where she resided before her stay at Northfield Village. Elsie has three children, Eileen Kasik of Brunswick GA., Ralph Perko Jr. of...
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William R. Wood

July 31, 1936 - December 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Gail L. Pestich

November 24, 1941 - December 8, 2016

Gail L. Pestich, age 75 of Kirtland. Beloved wife of the late Simeon; loving mother of Susan (Ron) Clerico and Michael; devoted grandmother of Aiden and Owen Clerico; and cherished sister, aunt and friend. Gail was a nurse for 40 years at the Cleveland Clinic working in the emergency room and Oncology and also a community nurse in Kirtland. Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524...
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Melvin L. Forman

August 16, 1928 - December 6, 2016

MELVIN L. FORMAN, age 88 of Munson Twp. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Carnicelli); loving father of Zane (Judy), Larimee (John)(deceased) Cortnik, Lance (Mary Lee Maniche) and Montina (Rob) Gilson; devoted grandfather of Thomas and Nicole, Forman, Taylore, Kasey and Rylee Gilson; John and Joanne Cortnik; Jennifer Martinitis and Alexandra and Devon Forman and dear great grandfather of Liam and...
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Eileen Fromm

August 11, 1928 - December 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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John A. Avalon

April 2, 1929 - November 30, 2016

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Benjamin C. Seaman

October 14, 1942 - November 29, 2016

Benjamin C. "Buzz" Seaman Jr., age 74, of Newbury. "Loving Sweetheart" of Phyllis Lamont for 35 years; devoted father of Suzanne Seaman, Jacquelyn Baker and Gregory Seaman; dear grandfather of Nicholas and Anthony Seaman and Tommy Lee and Alexis Baker and cherished brother of Donna Sopata and the late Richard Seaman. Benjamin served in the U. S. Navy. He was a proud member of...
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Alberta D. Ulrich

September 28, 1936 - November 20, 2016

Alberta D. (nee Totarella) Ulrich, 80, of Euclid, passed away at Highland Pointe Health and Rehab Center in Highland Hts. on November 20, 2016. Alberta was born in Cleveland, September 28, 1936. She is survived by her son John (Jessica); grandchildren Jack, Joshua, Jesse, and Josephine Ulrich; twin brother, Albert (Silvia) Totarella; sister, Betty (Chuck) Dolenc; and many nieces and nephews. She...
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John D. Kelley

May 1, 1923 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Jane Mary Burns

June 15, 1930 - November 16, 2016

JANE MARY BURNS (nee Schiffert) passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at the age of 86. She was born June 15, 1930 in Lockport, NY, and had lived in South Russell since 1964. Jane was an avid bowler, and enjoyed knitting, playing cards, and flying with her late husband James. She was once a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Nanny for several different families. Jane had a love for children, and...
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Anna Marie Mark

February 26, 1927 - November 16, 2016

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Rickey C. Tanno

November 12, 1948 - November 12, 2016

RICKEY C.TANNO, II, age 68, of Chesterland. Beloved husband of Sherry; loving father of Sarah and Rickey Tanno, III; devoted son of Virginia McMonagle and he late Rickey Tanno, Sr.; and dear brother of Kathy Chesbourgh and Terrance Tanno. Family and friends will gather to Celebrate the Life of Rickey at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Deep Springs Trout Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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Helena Walek

June 28, 1925 - November 10, 2016

HELENA WALEK age 91, passed away Nov. 10, 2016. Beloved mother of Janet (Whitey); loving grandmother of Andre (Kathy) and Michele; devoted daughter of the late Waldislaw and Jeanne; dear sister of Jeannine and the late Louie; and dear friend and companion of Jozef and his family. Helena is also survived by many other family members in Europe. Private Services will be held.
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Janina Antczak

June 9, 1945 - November 10, 2016

Janina "Jasia" Antczak, age 71, a Chester Twp. resident for 40 years and former Mentor resident, passed away at her residence on November 10, 2016. Janina was born in Poland June 9, 1945, and was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of the Church of Saint Anselm in Chester Twp. A homemaker, she enjoyed art, interior and fashion design, cooking, sewing, and traveling. Janina's...
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Doris Jean Liggett

August 25, 1932 - November 10, 2016

DORIS JEAN LIGGETT, age 84, of Mentor, formerly of Euclid. Beloved wife of Roger Frank; loving mother of Susan Liggett and Steven (Celeste); and dear sister of Barbara Surrell and the late Michael Hurley. Celebration of Life Service 4 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid, OH 44117. Doris's family will receive friends at the...
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Richard S. Freedman

July 22, 1939 - November 10, 2016

RICHARD S. FREEDMAN age 77 of Avon, formerly of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of Dolores (nee Single); loving father of Gregory and Cynthia (Mark Shepard) Freedman; devoted grandfather of Monica Freedman (deceased) and Alyssa (Mark Kiser), Alexis and Jacob Wilson and great grandfather of Navairah, Laylah and Emelia; dear brother of Judy (Edward)(deceased) Wolff and Robert (deceased) (Janice)...
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Robert E. Copeland

January 25, 1936 - November 8, 2016

Robert E. Copeland age 80 of Lyndhurst. Beloved husband of Donna; loving father of Brad (Lora) and Tim (Amy); devoted grandfather of Robert P., Megan E., Sarah K., Nova and Arthur; dear brother of eleven and cherished uncle of many. Robert served in the U. S. Army, and was a member of Buckeye Squares. He was a proud member for 51 years of Local 18 Operating Engineers. Friends may call at GATTOZZI...
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Wayne A. Ward

September 13, 1940 - November 7, 2016

WAYNE A. WARD, age 76, of Newbury. Wayne was a retired Teacher, Football Coach, and Track Coach at Garfield Hts. High School, and a retired Track Coach at Beachwood High School. He is survived by Anita; daughter Becky (Todd Harris) Ward Simpson; son Dirk (Dana); grandchildren Garrett and Kaylie Ward, and Grant, Noah, and Paige Simpson; brother Dan Poley; and sister Linda Poley-Ray. Friends may...
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Elizabeth Head

May 26, 1934 - November 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Robert Lee Shelden

May 20, 1931 - November 4, 2016

Robert Lee Shelden, age 85 a lifelong Chester Twp. resident, passed away on November 4, 2016 at Heather Hill in Munson Twp. He was born May 20, 1931 in Chester Twp. Robert was a member of the Church of Saint Anselm Parish in Chester Twp. since its founding in 1961. He was an Army Veteran and a retiree from Leaseway Transportation in Beachwood. Robert was a lover of the Cleveland Orchestra,...
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Sandra Bartsch

March 22, 1953 - November 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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James E. Durst

January 29, 1936 - November 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Janet Marie Berlocker

April 28, 1936 - November 1, 2016

Janet Berlocker, age 80 of Mentor. Beloved wife of the late Roy; loving mother of Roy (Anna Marie), Lynn, Janette, Jacquelyn (Tom) Mazza, Annette (Mark) Tuscano and Karen (Frank) Braccia; devoted grandmother of twelve and great grandmother of three; dear daughter of Margaret and the late Lawrence Leadbetter and cherished sister of Dorothy, Laurence, Margaret and Robert. Friends may call at...
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Anthony S. Trubega

July 18, 1995 - October 30, 2016

ANTHONY TRUBEGA Heaven received a new angel by the name of Anthony Trubega. Anthony was born July 18, 1995 and passed into heaven on October 30, 2016 at the age of 21. He is survived by his parents, Eugene and Bernadette Trubega, momma and poppa; siblings Timothy Trubega, Samantha (Justin) Arledge, Wade Huffman Josh Long, Zach Boveigton and Sean Peterson and a fun uncle. His friends are his...
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William A. DiPuccio

October 7, 1918 - October 30, 2016

WILLIAM A. DiPUCCIO, age 98, of Chesterland. Beloved husband of the late Lynette; loving father of Anita Antonacci, Jeanie (Gene) Antonacci, and William (Barb) DiPuccio; devoted grandfather of Rebeccah and Christopher DiPuccio, Michelle Antonacci, and Raquel (Bob) Erb; great-grandfather of Dominic, Joshua, Jennifer, and Nicholas; and great-great-grandfather of Nicholas; dear brother of the late...
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Katherine Amacher

October 2, 1925 - October 28, 2016

KATHERINE "KAYE" AMACHER age 91, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Gene; loving mother of David and the late Karen Sue Chuppa; devoted mother-in-law of Dan Chuppa; dear grandmother and great-grandmother of many; cherished sister of Paula (James) Mariano and three (deceased); and loving aunt of many. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306...
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Lorraine Elizabeth Kania

June 13, 1930 - October 22, 2016

KANIA age 86 of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of the late Walter; loving mother of Debbie (Timothy) Osborne, Renee, Patrick (deceased) (Joann) and Matthew Walter; devoted grandmother of Kim (Bob) Hrvatin, Jill Czernicki, Sandor Gaal, Heather Rogers and Michael, Zachary, Alexander, Brandon, Nicole and Tyler Kania; dear great grandmother of eight and one angel ; dear sister of Shirley Grimes and...
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Frances M. Gehlmann

March 31, 1929 - October 22, 2016

FRANCES M. GEHLMANN age 87. Beloved wife of the late James; loving mother of Margaret Freeman, Suzanne (Dennis) Johnston, Pamela Vicich, Penelope (Paul) Radvansky and James T. (Robin); devoted grandmother of ten (one deceased); dear great grandmother of four and cherished sister of ten. Friends may call at St. Anselm Church, 12969 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026 on Saturday, October 29,...
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Mark A. Sustar

June 6, 1958 - October 19, 2016

Mark A. Sustar age 58 of Newbury. Loving father of Mark A. Sustar Jr. and Michelle Sustar, devoted son of the late Alois and Dorothy Sustar, dear brother of Virginia (Dennis) Brent, Janis (Berndy) Heckelmann, Catherine (Timothy) Brent, Donald, Timothy (Judy) and the late David and cherished uncle of many. Mark was a proud member of Ohio Operating Engineers Local #18. An avid outdoorsman, Mark...
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Susan Maria Falbo

July 15, 1943 - October 15, 2016

Susan Falbo (nee DePaul), 73, of Munson Twp., passed away October 15, 2016 at Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood. She was born July 15, 1943 in Cleveland, and had lived in Munson Twp. since 1975. Susan was a Sales Associate for CVS in Chester Twp. for many years. Susan was a parishioner of the Church of Saint Anselm in Chester Twp. She enjoyed her dogs, reading, and was a history buff. Susan...
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Stanley Osterhoudt

April 12, 1962 - October 3, 2016

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Salvatore A. Culotta

September 8, 1965 - September 29, 2016

SALVATORE ANTHONY CULOTTA age 51 of Kirtland. Beloved husband of Nora (nee Grasso), loving father of Mariana, Carmella and Salina Culotta and stepfather of Angelo and Joseph Luciano; devoted son of Anthony G. (deceased) and Mary Ann (Scaffidi) Culotta and stepmother Elinor Culotta; dear brother of Anthony C., Joseph (Michelle), Nancy (Sean) Hanse, Kristina (Robert) Teehan and Heather; and...
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Dolores Mae Andrews

March 24, 1929 - September 25, 2016

Dolores M. (nee Mulgrew) Andrews, 87 of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of the late Paul, loving mother of Sheryl (Timothy Swanson) Andrews, Greg Andrews and the late Darrell and Clifford Andrews; devoted grandmother of John Paul Kilroy, Hayley (Steve) Mollmann, Shane Oravetz, Daniel (Aundrea) Andrews and Kathryn Andrews and great grandmother of Aarah Andrews; dear daughter of the late John and...
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Florencio Gomez

March 26, 1953 - September 20, 2016

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Simeon Pestich

May 1, 1936 - September 19, 2016

Simeon Pestich, 80, of Kirtland. Beloved husband of Gail (nee Plavney); loving father of Susan (Ron) Clerico and Michael; devoted grandfather of Aiden and Owen Clerico; dear brother of Joseph, Maria (Vito) D"Amico and Angela (Zdravko) (deceased) Lilic and brother-in-law of Annie Pestich and cherished uncle, friend and coach of many. Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524...
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Edward J. Majetich

May 6, 1931 - September 18, 2016

Edward J. Majetich, age 85, a Chester Twp. resident since 1961, passed away September 18, 2016, at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Newbury Twp. He was born May 6, 1931, in Natrona Hts., Pa. Edward was a member of Chardon VFW Post 6519. He enjoyed bee keeping, collecting antique bottles, gardening, canning, hunting, traveling, and wine making. Edward was very creative and industrious; curious about...
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Brian S. Beck

September 25, 1952 - September 16, 2016

Brian S. Beck, age 63, passed away on September 16, 2016 in Chester Twp. He was born on September 25, 1952 in Lakewood. Brian was a native of Rocky River and was currently residing in Chester Twp. He was a 1971 graduate of Rocky River High and a 1975 graduate of Miami University. Brian was active in many organizations throughout his life. With his love of all music, he was currently a member of...
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Janis M. Petti

April 26, 1952 - September 14, 2016

JANIS M. PETTI, age 64, of Springfield, VA. Beloved sister of Arlene Petti, and the late Carol Petti and Robert Petti; and dear daughter of the late Michael and Eleanor (nee Stos) Petti. Private Interment in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.
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Leighton Soule

February 14, 1940 - September 13, 2016

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Charles Foster Nice

July 20, 1939 - September 9, 2016

CHARLES FOSTER NICE, age 77, of Munson Twp. Beloved husband of the late Sally; loving father of Chuck (Michelle), Richard, Ronald, Daniel (Marnie) and Janice Baliker; devoted grandfather of Emily, Rich, Brianna, Colin, Vincent and Olivia Nice and Joelle, Jessica and Dylan Baliker and dear brother of Jerry (JoAnn) Nice. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT....
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Virginia Stazzone

May 12, 1948 - September 8, 2016

Virginia Stazzone, age 68, of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of Salvatore "Torry"; loving mother of Nick (Diane), Angela (Jon) Zurbuch and Alicia; devoted grandmother of Bella and Torry Stazzone and Payton and Cecelia Zurbuch; dear daughter of the late Louis and Carrie Aiello; cherished sister of Julia (Pete)(deceased) Jaboni, Marianne (Martin) Iacampo and Mary Jane Aiello; dear aunt and...
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Anna Ruth Brady

October 22, 1925 - September 5, 2016

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Francesco DiLillo

January 14, 1936 - September 4, 2016

FRANCESCO "FRANK" DiLILLO, age 80, of Chesterland. Beloved husband of Mickey; loving father of Christine DiLillo and Annemarie (Emery) Varga; devoted grandfather of Frank, Domenick, and Isabella Varga; dear brother of Sr. Maria DiLillo, M.P.F., and the late Rose (Joe) DelBalso, and Angela Scalera; cherished brother-in-law of Luciano Scalera, Cora (Tony) Fatica, Tina DelBalso, and Donald ...
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Dolores Lucarelli

July 29, 1938 - August 28, 2016

DOLORES LUCARELLI (nee DiRienzo), age 78, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Dominic; loving mother of Reno (Denise), John (Vicky), Tony (Sandra) and Maria (John) Tomaro; devoted grandmother of Alicia, Julia, Nick, Nicole, Dominic, Vince and Anna Lucarelli and Brendan and Emily Tomaro; dear great-grandmother of Sofia and Weston; and cherished sister of Antonietta (Dominic, deceased) Spina...
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John F. Wieland

April 26, 1917 - August 27, 2016

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Brian Andrew Cochran

July 23, 1962 - August 26, 2016

BRIAN ANDREW COCHRAN, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the age of 54. He was born on July 23, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio to Everett Andrew Cochran Jr. and Dorothy Mae (Chastain) Cochran. He attended Baptist Christian School and Mayfield High School. He worked most of his life in the construction trades and enjoyed fishing and boating. Brian is survived by his mother and...
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Henry James Timperio

August 2, 1939 - August 26, 2016

HENRY JAMES "Tip" TIMPERIO Jr., of Chesterland Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on August 26th, 2016 at the age of 77. Beloved son of the late Henry and Olga Timperio (nee Iadisernia) and brother to the late Laura Timperio, beloved husband and best friend to Patricia Marie (nee Dusek), loving father to Gina, Angela, and son-in-law Bob, Grandfather to Samantha, Bobby, and...
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G. Franklin South

January 5, 1932 - August 25, 2016

G. FRANKLIN "FRANK" SOUTH, age 84, of Largo, FL., formerly of Euclid. Frank was a U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Ernie; loving father of John (Cindy), Randy (Susan), Matt (Ginny), and the late Patty South; devoted grandfather of Nicole Marie South, Sara Ann South, Ashley Emma South, Nelson, Sally, and Patrick (Lauren); and dear brother of Jack (deceased) (Joy) South and...
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Ralph Theodore Williams

February 1, 1936 - August 22, 2016

Ralph T. Williams, 80, of Kirtland. Beloved husband of Janice (nee Wieland); loving son of the late Thomas and Mary Williams; devoted brother of Donna (Dave) Zart; dear uncle of Maryann (Robert) Matthews, Ralph, Thomas and Jerry (deceased) Valentino, Terry Bentlejewski and Anne Zak (deceased) and cherished great uncle to many. Ralph retired as a data processing manager for several Cleveland...
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Richard Young

April 3, 1936 - August 17, 2016

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Brenda Kay Beer

September 3, 1946 - August 12, 2016

Brenda Kay Beer, age 69, a 44 year resident of Chardon, passed away August 12, 2016, at her residence. She was born September 3, 1946 in Hinton, West Virginia. Kay's greatest love was her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She also made it a priority to be there for others and help them. Kay worked in the cafeteria at Chardon Schools for over 25 years. She is...
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Dorothy A. Stinson

April 27, 1925 - August 9, 2016

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Charlene Schmidt

May 24, 1940 - August 9, 2016

SCHMIDT CHARLENE SCHMIDT (nee Ault) died on August 9. She was 76. Charlene was born in Chicago, Illinois and later moved to Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. She was a school librarian at Painesville City Schools for 22 years, and also worked at Chardon, Geauga West, and Chagrin Falls libraries. She was involved in numerous civic and...
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