Our Obituaries

William M. Shipitalo

January 1, 1924 - November 9, 2015

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Paul Phillip Saurman

May 2, 1921 - November 4, 2015

PAUL PHILLIP SAURMAN, age 94 of Chagrin Falls. Beloved husband of the late Doris; loving father of Pamela Helbling, Kirt (Susan) (deceased), Jan (Carol), Terri (Bob) Daily and Robin (Bob) Garlock; devoted grandfather of eleven, great-grandfather of fifteen and dear brother of Barbara Pedden. All services are private.
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Terrence Kreczko

March 23, 1939 - October 27, 2015

Terrence Kreczko, age 76, a longtime resident of Russell Twp., passed away Oct. 27, 2015, at UHHS Geauga Medical Center in Claridon Twp. He was born March 23, 1939, in Cleveland. Terrence was a longtime volunteer with the St. Anselm Church Festival and a former member of the West Geauga Jaycees. He was active with the parent boosters of Benedictine High School, serving as their President at one...
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Jean C. Rackus

July 24, 1942 - October 27, 2015

Jean C. Rackus (July 24, 1942-October 27, 2015) passed away peacefully in her Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, home.Jean was born and raised in South Euclid, Ohio. A graduate of Regina High School, she received her undergraduate degree from Rosary College in Chicago and her masters from Case Western Reserve University. Jean worked tirelessly as an educator and guidance counselor until her retirement. She...
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Walter Starkowsky

January 29, 1932 - October 25, 2015

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Allen A. SMITH

June 27, 1934 - October 25, 2015

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John T. Brauer

November 12, 1925 - October 21, 2015

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Natalie Kelly

August 18, 1925 - October 6, 2015

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Paul F. Dickson

November 23, 1945 - October 4, 2015

PAUL F. DICKSON age 69, of Chesterland. Paul was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving as a Medic in Vietnam. He fought a courageous battle with many illnesses, especially during the last 10 months of his life. Paul enjoyed writing music and poetry, singing, and playing the guitar and harmonica. He also enjoyed watching boxing and going fishing. Paul owned and operated Bee Clean, Inc., a carpet cleaning...
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Thomas Howard Carr

July 2, 1954 - October 3, 2015

THOMAS HOWARD CARR, of Chesterland, Ohio, passed away October 3, 2015. Born in Cleveland, Ohio July 2, 1958 to Richard A. Carr and the late Ruby N. Carr (nee Gillen). Tom was a graduate of West Geauga High School 1977. He served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. Tom was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. He enjoyed motorcycles, playing pool and...
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Mary Grayce Vitale

June 13, 1938 - September 30, 2015

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William Ray Sanders

April 22, 1940 - September 27, 2015

William Ray Sanders, age 75, a 54 year resident of Chester Twp., passed away at his home on September 27, 2015. He was born April 22, 1940 in North Birmingham, Ky. William was a lifelong carpenter who retired in 2000. He was a 57 year member of Carpenter's Union Local 435 and volunteered with Geauga Habitat for Humanity. He loved riding his motorcycle, gardening, fixing things, and helping...
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Joseph F. Brejcha

September 16, 1936 - September 26, 2015

BREJCHA JOSEPH F. BREJCHA age 79 of Chagrin Falls. Beloved husband of Jeanne and his first wife Eileen (nee Villwock) who preceded him in death; loving father of Margaret (Kevin) Daykin, Joseph (Nancy), William (Linda), Mary Elizabeth (Roger) Oatman, Marianne, and step father of Brent and Gavin (Kathryn) Sontag; devoted grand-father of Halle, Riley, Steven, Stefanie, Mitch, Megan, Roger III, Ryan...
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David A. Omerza

January 27, 1945 - September 22, 2015

David A. Omerza, 70, Middlefield, passed away September 22, 2015 at University Hospital Geauga Medical Center. He was born January 27, 1945 in Cleveland. David served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church and the R.O.S.S. Group at St. Helen. He is survived by his wife, Linda Ann (nee Swartz); children, John F. (Carol), Joshua Chaky, Jeanette (Josh) Peters, and...
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Nancy B. Kreczko

January 6, 1935 - September 18, 2015

Nancy B. Kreczko, age 80, 18 year resident of Russell Twp, passed away Sept. 18, 2015 in Holly Hill Nursing Home in Newbury Twp. She was born Jan. 6, 1935 in Detroit, Mi. Nancy enjoyed playing piano and volunteering at the St. Anselm School Library in Chester Twp. She was also active with the Russell Twp. Zoning Department. Nancy was a secretary with Michigan Bell, a main office secretary with...
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Nancy A. Young

July 6, 1935 - September 12, 2015

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Anna Mula

January 7, 1921 - September 11, 2015

ANNA MULA, age 94, a Chesterland resident of 30 years. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Mula; dear mother of Joseph L. (Patricia) Mula; loving grandmother of Joseph (Kelly) Mula, Jamie (Scott) Parker, and Jodi (Tom) Hanford; and dearest great-grandmother of Christopher, Kelsey, Nicole, JT, Sydney, and Nicholas. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects to Anna and her family at the...
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Mary Maloney

April 27, 1920 - September 9, 2015

Mary Maloney (nee Corsaro), age 95, of South Euclid passed away Sept. 9, 2015 at her residence. She was born April 27, 1920 in Cleveland. Mary was homemaker, an avid dancer and card player.She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Lennard, Kathleen (Lenny) Santore, and Marilyn Maloney; brother Dominic (Angela) Corsaro; granddaughter Mara (Michael) Lindsay; second children Marjorie Blankenship...
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Joanne Hunter

October 31, 1932 - September 7, 2015

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Dennis H. Nowakowski

July 6, 1937 - September 2, 2015

Dennis H. "Papa Smurf" Nowakowski, 78, of Newbury Twp., passed away on Sept. 2, 2015 at Case Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born July 6, 1937 in Solon. He was a resident of Newbury Township for 45 years. Dennis was a U.S. Army Veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 663, Newbury. He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Newbury Twp. and a founding father of Sly Fox M.C...
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Kenneth Harold Rich

September 9, 1940 - August 30, 2015

Kenneth Harold Rich, 74, of Russell Twp., passed away Aug. 30, 2015 at Geauga Medical Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1940 in Cleveland. Mr. Rich was employed by Clevite-Gould Corporation as a lead mechanical test technician and later retired from Zagar Inc. as a machine assembler group leader. He is survived by his wife Elaine (nee Racky); children Denise and Ronald (Cheryl); grandchildren Derek,...
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Joseph John Benek

February 22, 1922 - August 28, 2015

Joseph J. Benek, age 93, of Chester Twp., passed away Aug. 28, 2015, at his home. He was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Cleveland. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth; loving father of Allan and Mary (Rob Helgeson); father-in-law of Lynn, Becky and Alison; devoted grandfather of Lisa (Michael) Brookbank and Collin, Brittany and A.J.; and dear great-grandfather of Jacob and Joshua Brookbank. Joseph was...
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James F. Burns

July 16, 1925 - August 24, 2015

JAMES F. BURNS, age 90 of South Russell. Beloved husband of Jane Mary (nee Schiffert); loving father of Bruce (Sarah), Kevin (Carole), Alan, Sally (Jacob) Adams, Mark (Susan) and the late James and Duane; devoted grandfather of Ian, Sarah, Gianna, Jillian, James, John and Brian and dear brother of Mary (James) Sturtevant. Mr. Burns served in the US Army during WW II and was a member of the...
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October 11, 1940 - August 14, 2015

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Sharon Kudley

June 11, 1942 - August 13, 2015

Sharon Kudley, age 73, of Newbury Twp., passed away Aug. 13, 2015, at Burton Healthcare. She was born June 11, 1942. Sharon was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crafts, and playing bingo. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Pymn (nee Kovach); sister, Shirley (Bill) Murfello; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; father, William Pymn; and...
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Mildred T. Gandolf

June 22, 1931 - August 11, 2015

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, August 17, 2015 at Church of St. Mary, 401 North St, Chardon, Ohio 44024 for Mildred T. Gandolf, 84, of Chardon, who passed away August 11, 2015 at University Hospital, Geauga Medical Center. She was born June 22, 1931 in Cleveland. Mildred was a Beautician for 67 years. She is survived by her children, Teri Merkle, John, Karl (Lennie) and Ray ...
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Elmer L. Kolenc

June 18, 1921 - August 10, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Patricia A. Scott

July 30, 1926 - August 6, 2015

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Thomas Louis Planinc

June 23, 1933 - August 5, 2015

Thomas L. Planinc, age 82, of Chardon, Ohio passed away into our Lord's hands on August 5, 2015 at the Slovene Home for the Aged. He was born in Cleveland to Louis and Gertrude Planinc. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Iphigenia "Effie" Planinc; brother of Barbara Torok; brother-in-law of Stella (Mike, deceased), Balale, Ann (Phillip, deceased) Daro, Frank Bymakos (deceased...
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Emily F. Mechir

January 8, 1924 - July 28, 2015

Emily Florence (Grad) Mechir nee Bopko; 91 yrs old, passed away peacefully at Country Club Rehabilitation Center in Delaware, Ohio on 7/28/2015. Emily was the original owner of the Towne House Restaurant in Chesterland, Ohio from 1964 to 1976. Emily loved to play golf and was a member of Orchard Hills, Pleasant Hills, St. Dennis, and Berkshire golf clubs. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and...
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Beverly J. OConnor

April 14, 1943 - July 25, 2015

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Beverly J. O'Connor

April 14, 1943 - July 25, 2015

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Albert F. Geisler

April 10, 1912 - July 23, 2015

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Elizabeth Ann Ciarlillo

May 29, 1984 - July 22, 2015

Elizabeth Ann "Beth" (Martinson) Ciarlillo, of Conneaut, formerly of Willoughby, passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2015, of an aneurysm. She was born May 29, 1984, and is the only child of Ann Marie (Kosten) Martinson and Timothy and Brenda Martinson. She is one of God's gifts, and friends and family are devastated at this untimely passing. One of happiest days of her life was...
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Katherine M. FURIOUS

May 25, 1930 - July 16, 2015

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Carmela Randaci

December 11, 1924 - July 12, 2015

CARMELA RANDACI, age 90 of Willowick. Beloved wife of the late Andrea "Andy"; loving mother of Paula (Jack, deceased) white and Angelo (Carol) Randaci; devoted grandmother of Maria and John (Julie) White; dear great-grandmother of Natalie (Luke) Blasiman, Shelie and Gavin White and Kai (Kim) and Dre Randaci and cherished sister of Salvatore (Genevieve) Vella, Mary (Bill) Coode, Antonio ...
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Edward B. Husarcik

March 22, 1931 - July 11, 2015

Edward B. "O.T. Eddie" Husarcik, age 84, a longtime Munson Twp. resident, passed away July 11, 2015, at UH Geauga Medical Center in Claridon Twp. He was born March 22, 1931, in Mather, Pa.Edward was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was an avid gardener, and enjoyed golf and fishing. He was a proud member of the VFW, the Eagles, and the Eagles Fishing Club. Edward was known as a great host and...
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Rosemary C. Twomey

December 10, 1927 - July 8, 2015

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Mary Ann Chormanski

May 20, 1947 - July 7, 2015

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Gerald Tisovic

May 5, 1945 - July 5, 2015

Gerald "Jerry" Tisovic, age 70, a Chesterland resident, passed away July 5, 2015. He was born May 5, 1945, in Cleveland. Mr. Tisovic was an officer in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. Jerry was the beloved husband of Rayneen; loving brother of Albert; and devoted nephew, uncle and cousin to many. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524...
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Robert Layton Rumbold

April 4, 1923 - July 3, 2015

Robert Layton Rumbold, age 92, of Chester Twp. Dear son of the late Max and Helen (nee stone) Rumbold; cherished brother of Susanne and the late Jeanette and Phillip; beloved husband of the late Jane; loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather of Brian, Charles (Merry), their children Sara, Rachel, Elizabeth, Melissa, Lynn and grandchildren Greg, Michaela, Ivan, and Amelia, John (Cherie)...
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Carlene Sass

October 27, 1941 - June 27, 2015

Carlene Sass, age 73, of Madison since 1990 and formerly of Chester Twp., passed away June 27, 2015, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. She was born Oct. 27, 1941, in Clearfield, Pa. Carlene was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Madison. Her great love in life was her children and grandchildren. She worked at Lincoln Electric as a Data Processor for 25 years. Carlene was the beloved wife of...
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Philip Michael Mark

February 10, 1943 - June 24, 2015

Philip Michael Mark, DDS, 72, of Aurora, passed away June 24, 2015 at The Cleveland Clinic. He was born February 10, 1943 in Cleveland. He is survived by his wife Shirley; daughter, Lisa Ann Mark; son, Philip Charles; grandchildren, Alexis Riley and Lilianne Maxime. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd, Chester Twp. Rev....
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Andrea Randaci

June 2, 1921 - June 19, 2015

ANDREA "ANDY" RANDACI, age 94 of Willowick. Beloved husband of Carmela, loving father of Paula (Jack, deceased) White and Angelo (Carol) Randaci; devoted grandfather of Maria and John (Julie) White; and dear great grandfather of Natalie (Luke) Blasiman, Shelbie and Gavin White and Kai (Kim) and Dre Randaci. Private family services have taken place. Entombment at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon,...
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Phyllis Simonic

May 16, 1951 - June 18, 2015

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Frederick R. Dixon

January 17, 1924 - June 6, 2015

Frederick R. Dixon, 91, of Newbury Township died on June 6, 2015. WW II veteran of the USMC, he held B.A., M.A., and J.D. degrees from Case-Western Reserve University. He worked as a lawyer and later as a teacher, retiring as chairman of the social studies department at West Geauga High School. A true "Renaissance Man", he became a skilled painter, writer, and expert in classical music....
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Opal Mae Burgener

December 28, 1927 - June 6, 2015

OPAL MAE BURGENER (nee Schoof), born on December 28, 1927 in Elk Creek Township, KS, died June 6, 2015 in Ann Arbor MI at 87 years of age. Graduated from high school in Council Grove, KS at age 16, and received a BA in Education from the University of Illinois in 1951. Married to Donald R. Burgener on Oct. 7, 1951. Preceded in death by daughter Bea Grushcow, brothers Wilbur and Donald, sisters...
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Winnie Martinson

May 11, 1917 - June 3, 2015

Winnie Martinson, 98, of Willoughby, formerly of Chester Twp, died peacefully and went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2015 at Breckenridge Village in Willoughby. She was born May 11, 1917 in Harrisburg, PA. Winnie attended Penn State University and was a life-long NittanyLions fan. She was a founding member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Chester Twp., and served as a Deacon, being ordained in...
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Patricia A. Wieland

January 24, 1953 - June 2, 2015

PATRICIA A. WIELAND, age 62, of Chesterland, passed away June 2, 2015. Beloved wife of Ralph G.; loving mother of Joe (Amy) Williams; devoted grandmother of Brooke, Robert, and Logan; and dear sister of Tom Dillon. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Assisted Living Facility at Holly Hill, 10190 Fairmount Rd., Newbury. A reception at the Assisted Living...
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Brigdon Domonkos

December 22, 1946 - May 30, 2015

BRIGDON "DAN" DOMONKOS, age 68, of Russell Twp. Beloved husband of Linda; loving father of Christopher (Kelly), Matthew (Jeanine) and Victoria (Justin) Preston and devoted grandfather of Ashton, Braden, Eva, Ethan and Gavin. Dan was a member of the Masonic lodge # 274 of Burton, Captain of the Russell Fire Department and an avid boater. Mr. Domonkos worked for Lubrizol for 37 years as a...
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Evelyn L. Pastoric

January 16, 1927 - May 25, 2015

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Evalyn Mae Wingate

October 4, 1924 - May 22, 2015

Evalyn Mae Wingate (nee Hublitz), 90, passed away May 22, 2015 at her home in Chester Twp., where she lived for 45 years. She was born October 4, 1924 in Lakewood. Evalyn grew up on an orchard. She loved to pick berries and enjoyed flowers, nature and music. Her faith was very important to her, and as a result became a proud founding member of Chester Christian Center in Chester Twp. Evalyn led...
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John H John MOORE

August 21, 1922 - May 12, 2015

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Louis Gullo

April 9, 1924 - May 6, 2015

Louis Gullo, age 91, a longtime resident of Collinwood, passed away May 6, 2015 in Painesville. He was born April 9, 1924 in Eden, N.Y. Louis was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in WWII. He enjoyed repairing old cars and passing them along to family and friends. Louis was a man of great faith, and at one time attended a Jesuit Monastery. He was an engineer with General Motors, retiring with 25 years...
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Jean W. Melter

June 23, 1931 - May 2, 2015

JEAN W. MELTER (nee Fischer), age 83, of Russell Twp. Beloved wife of the late Eugene W. Melter, Jr.; loving mother of Michelle Melter and Wendy (Mike) Corsillo; dear grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of one. All services private.
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Richard Nicholson

November 18, 1942 - April 24, 2015

Richard "Nick" Nicholson, age 72, of Chardon, passed away on April 24, 2015. He was born Nov. 18, 1942, in Chesterton, Ind. Nick was the beloved husband of Barbara; loving father of Kim Craig and Mark (Amanda) Hedrick; devoted grandfather of Lindsay Craig, and Camden and Holden Hedrick; and dear brother of Dottie Kasten, Betty Lindenmeyer, Christine Tressler and Robert Nicholson, all of...
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Dominic J. Rocci

February 13, 1921 - April 18, 2015

DOMINIC J. ROCCI, age 94, of Mayfield Hts. Beloved husband of the late Annabelle (nee Killip); loving father of Deborah (Bruce) Dickinson and Ross (Donna); devoted grandfather of Dominic Michael and Anthony Joseph Rocci; dear brother of the late Antoinette (Frank) Ricchuitto, Charles (Marie) Rocci, Frank (Mamie) Rocci, Madeline (Armond) Gatti, Tony (Inez) Rocci, and Mary (Ernest) Minnichello;...
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Rosemary DeCarlo

June 6, 1915 - April 17, 2015

ROSEMARY DeCARLO (nee Stazzone), age 99, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Daniel DeCarlo; loving mother of Denise Mims; devoted grandmother of Ronny Mims; dear sister of the late Nick, Mary, JoJo, and Tena; and cherished aunt of six. Graveside Service 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Mausoleum Chapel in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, 11521 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. In...
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Maria Santana Benitez

February 11, 1928 - April 15, 2015

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Ronald Michael Austin

April 23, 1950 - April 15, 2015

Ronald Michael Austin, age 64, of Euclid, was called home to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 12, 2015. He was the son of the late William and Florence Austin and brother of the late Anne Austin. He was the beloved friend of the Watts Family, Bonnie and the late Wally Hofmann, Don and the late Carolyn Knowles Family and the Lopardo Family. Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral...
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Richard Whitcomb

December 6, 1943 - April 14, 2015

Richard Whitcomb, age 71, home with Jesus April 14, 2015, surrounded by friends and family. Survived by Faith, wife of 53 years; children, Nadine (Eric) Toth, Janna (Michael) Luck, Joy(Paul) Cimino, Rick (deceased); grandchildren, Nicole, David(Bethany), Daniel (Shari), Jared(Brittany), Kelly, Jason, Rachel and Jack; great grandchildren Breanna, Alex, Bradley, Corey, Jaxson, and Garrett and...
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Joanne Haldi

February 4, 1930 - April 10, 2015

JOANNE HALDI (nee Hayne), age 85, of Chester Twp., formerly of Gates Mills. Joanne once worked as an x-ray technician. She was a highly respected Master Judge of the National Garden Club, Past President and member of the Cleveland Flower Arrangers Guild, and a member of the Garden Club of Ohio and the Gates Mills Garden Club. Beloved wife of the late Walter G. Haldi, Jr.; loving mother of Eric ...
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Phyllis Pracker

August 16, 1952 - April 9, 2015

PHYLLIS PRACKER (nee Vandette), age 62, of Russell Twp. passed away April 9, 2015. Beloved wife of James; loving mother of Jerry (Nancy), Julie Bell, Kelly (Vince) Kitko and the late Cathy Zupancic; devoted grandmother of ten; and great-grandmother of three; devoted sister of Robert Vandette, Rosemary (Benjamin, deceased) Cervas and the late Joseph Vandette; dear sister-in-law of Carol Vandette;...
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Herbert F. Leppelmeier

December 3, 1928 - April 4, 2015

HERBERT F. LEPPELMEIER age 86 of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of the late Barbara;, loving father of Douglas (Wendi), David (Toni) and Daniel (Suzanne); devoted grandfather of Mitchell (April), Michael and Ryan; dear son of the late Clarence and Florence (nee Urban) and cherished brother of Richard (deceased), Donald (deceased), Janet Muhle and Robert; companion of the late Shirley Bower and dear...
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Rudolph Joseph Tretera

April 22, 1966 - April 4, 2015

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Alice Catharine Gray

June 22, 1941 - April 4, 2015

Alice Catharine "Kathy" Gray (nee Shallenberger), age 73, of Chester Township, passed away April 4, 2015, at her home. She was born June 22, 1941, in Cleveland. Alice was the loving mother of Pamela (John) Jenkins, Christina (James) Tyminski, Jonathan (Kendra), Matthew James, Brandon (Jody), Jeremy (Annie) and Michael (Barbara); devoted grandmother of Kelsea, Morgan, Austin, Brandon,...
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Donald Arthur McCarty

July 3, 1927 - March 24, 2015

DONALD A MCCARTY, 87, beloved husband, father & grandfather passed away March 24th. He is survived by his wife of 62 yrs, Kay (Kubick); children: Joanne Schiemann (Jeff), David McCarty (Beth), Diane Carrabine (Tim), Carol McCarty/Goldstein (Jeff), grandfather of: Michael (Erin) Jaclyn, Marty, Melissa, Kevin, Paul, Eric, Miriam, Rachel, & Emma; brother of Doris Webb. W.W.II Veteran....
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Sam Sarkisian

March 23, 1931 - March 23, 2015

Sam (Serop) Sarkisian, 84, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, on his birthday. Born March 23, 1931, in Cleveland. Sam was a graduate of Shaw High School, class of 1949. He went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953. Sam earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering at Fenn College and went on to work for General Electric, Keithley...
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William H. Bowen

February 18, 1949 - March 21, 2015

William H. Bowen (Bill), 66, of Chesterland, died peacefully March 21, 2015, at Hospice of the Western Reserve. An avid HAM ''' call K8WHB, and member of ARRL, GARA, LEARA and several other amateur radio organizations. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, N. OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND ON SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015 1-4 PM, where a Memorial Service will...
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Sally Elaine Nice

August 12, 1945 - March 18, 2015

SALLY E. NICE, age 69 of Munson Twp. Beloved wife of Charles; loving mother of Janice (Chuck) Baliker and Chuck (Michelle), Richard, Ronald (Dina) and Daniel (Marnie) Nice; devoted grandmother of Joelle, Jessica and Dylan Baliker and Emily, Rich, Brianna, Colin, Vincent and Olivia Nice; dear daughter of the late Kenneth and Sarah (nee Klatka) Butler; cherished sister of Richard (Dorene), Ronald...
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Shirley Palmer

December 31, 1933 - March 15, 2015

Shirley A. Palmer, 81, of Kirtland, passed away at her residence. She was born Dec. 31, 1933, in Cleveland. She was the loving mother of Lee (Sue), Lawrence (Luann) and Jon (Cynthia); devoted grandmother of Laura, Debbie, Karen, Jerry, Hope, Kristin, Josh, Jacob, Haily, Justin, Jason, Luke and Paige; and great grandmother of ten. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015...
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Felix J. Ratino

May 2, 1938 - March 15, 2015

Felix J. Ratino, 76, a Mayfield Heights resident for 45 years, passed away March 15, 2015 at his residence in Mayfield Heights. He was born May 2, 1938 in Cleveland. Felix enjoyed painting cars and often showed cars in Columbus. He was an Auto Painter for Marshall Ford. He is survived by his children, Jeff (Maria), Debbie (Jim) Valtman, Linda (Tony) Hunter, Catherine (Ed) Keppler, and Stacey ...
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Edward J. Stropkay

November 5, 1934 - March 12, 2015

Ed Stropkay of Chesterland passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 80 years of age. Born in Cleveland, Ed graduated from Brush High School and then Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Design. He started his professional career at TRW working on NASA's aerospace program as a design engineer and model maker. He moved to Michigan with AMF to design remote...
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Walter Charles Weekly

February 7, 1937 - March 11, 2015

Weekly, Walter C., age 78 of Roaming Shores, formerly of Logan, passed away March 11, 2015. Beloved husband of Marjorie J. (Dunfee) for 54 years; dear son of the late Walter B. and Gertrude (Maines) Weekley; cherished brother of Norman W. (deceased) (Ruth) Weekley; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Walt served in the US Air Force and retired from D & W Trucking, Walt's wishes were for...
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Robert E. Dibble

June 17, 1958 - March 9, 2015

Robert Edward Dibble, 56, of Kirtland, passed away March 9, 2015, at his residence. He was born June 17, 1958, in Cleveland. Survivors are his wife Sandy (nee Chesney); children, Eric and Kelly; sister, Caroline and brother, Matthew (Michelle). He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Audrey Dibble. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gattozzi and Son Funeral...
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Margaret E. Morris

March 14, 1921 - February 18, 2015

MARGARET E. MORRIS, age 93, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Ed; loving mother of Jim (Mary Ann); devoted grandmother of Tim, Jenny, and Josh Morris; and dear sister of Evelyn Longanecker, Ken Garman, and Mary Jane Westerfield. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, N. OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015, 9 - 10:45 AM,...
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Frances Zorko

September 12, 1921 - February 16, 2015

FRANCES ZORKO (nee Omahen), age 93, passed away February 16, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Zorko; loving mother of Joseph (Cheryl) Zorko, Dolores Preston, and the late Maureen Zorko; devoted grandmother of Megan (Gordon) Short, Todd (Amanda) Zorko, Kathy (Tom) Roy, and Sarah (Robert) Brownlee; dear great-grandmother of Mallory, Charlie, Victoria, Dylan, and Dominic, and great-great...
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Darrell J. Gregoire

November 11, 1929 - February 15, 2015

Darrell James Gregoire, 85, of Kirtland passed away February 15, 2015. He was born Nov. 11, 1929, in Grand Forks, ND. He is survived by his children, Keith (Jill), Diane (Bruce) Johnson, Mark (Betsey), Scott (Bonnie) and Shaun (Julie); ten grandchildren and sister, Darlene (Joe) O'Donnell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn (nee Valentine). Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m....
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Salvatore S. Travarca

February 2, 1926 - February 15, 2015

Salvatore S. Travarca Sr., age 89, passed away at his Wickliffe home on Feb. 15, 2015. He was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Cleveland. Mr. Travarca retired from Reliance Electric after 42 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joyce; children, Salvatore S. Jr. (Debra Trimboli), Stephen A. and Mary Jane; granddaughter-in-law, Shelley; great grandchildren, Salvatore S. IV,...
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Henrietta Marie Kolsom

August 2, 1919 - February 14, 2015

Henrietta Marie Kolsom, age 95, of Chester Twp. passed away Feb. 14, 2015. She was born Aug. 2, 1919, in Cleveland. Mrs. Kolsom and her husband founded Kolsom Tires in Chester Twp. and she was a homemaker. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Bruce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd...
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Barbara Jean Dragonette

August 10, 1932 - February 12, 2015

Barbara Jean Dragonette, age 82, of Burton, passed away Feb. 12, 2015, at Briarcliff Manor. She was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Cleveland. She is survived by Linda Sue (Scott McIntyre) Taylor, Cynthia, Patrick Jr. (Charles Tucker), Melissa Hubler and son-in-law Tony Vanni; grandchildren, Lissa (Bill Peterson) Krueger, Joshua Esenwine, Rocco Vanni, Rachel Hubler, Michael Vanni, Jaclyn (Jason) Bilbrey,...
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Evelyn H. Petersen

September 9, 1915 - February 5, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Rudy William Ujcic

February 17, 1962 - February 4, 2015

Rudy William Ujcic, 52, of Madison passed away on Feb. 4, 2015. He was born Feb. 17, 1962, in Ravenna. Rudy graduated from Mentor High School, Class of 1980. He was a very loving and caring man who will be missed by many family members and friends. He is survived by his wife, Karen (nee Weber); daughters, Roxanne and Rachel Ujcic; and siblings, Barbara (David) Borelle, Roberta (David) Square,...
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Joann Wright

May 26, 1924 - February 2, 2015

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Elizabeth Boone

June 17, 1919 - January 30, 2015

Elizabeth Boone, age 95, of Chester Twp., passed away January 30, 2015. She was born June 17, 1919 in Binghamton, NY. Elizabeth was an avid conservationist, and was a board member for 14 years and also headed the board of the conservation group in her town. She was a former president of the PTA and her garden club. Elizabeth had a passion for conservation, gardening, animals, and the...
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Fritz Hinz

September 4, 1935 - January 29, 2015

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Robert Cline

September 14, 1953 - January 28, 2015

Robert "Bob" Cline, age 61, of Willowick and formerly of Madison, passed away Jan. 28, 2015. He was born Sept. 14, 1953, in Cleveland.Bob was a proud 40 year member of Laborers Union Local 310. He also loved riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his sons, Robert, Michael (Christina), and Thomas (Gia); daughter, Jessica (Josh) Foucher; grandchildren, Michael, Robert, Jr., Joseph,...
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Thomas M. Cahill

January 2, 1954 - January 25, 2015

THOMAS M. CAHILL, age 61, of Chesterland. Husband of Denise; father of Sara and Sam Cahill; and grandfather of Ben. Per Thomas' wishes no services will be held.
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Elaine G. Herman

June 5, 1930 - January 20, 2015

Elaine G. Herman, of Chesterland, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015. She was the beloved wife of William J. Herman, Jr. (deceased). She is survived by brother Edwin Golder (Jane); children Amy H. Parkin (Richard), Susan H. Gardner (Kim, DDS), and William J. Herman, III (Carolyn); grandchildren, Brian, MD (Kim), Becky, Paul (Lindsay), John (Jackie), Amy (Nate),...
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Doris Thompson

October 6, 1934 - January 18, 2015

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Alfred Lenneth Britt

August 24, 1924 - January 17, 2015

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Doris Hanzel

April 11, 1933 - January 16, 2015

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Daniel Zukowski

September 11, 1940 - January 16, 2015

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Mollie P. Van Ness

December 8, 1930 - January 12, 2015

Mollie P. Van Ness age 84, of Bainbridge, formerly of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of the late Leonard P.; loving daughter of the late Oshall and Cora Pilgram; devoted step-mother of Fredrick (Sandra S.) Van Ness Sr.; dear step-grandmother of Fredrick Jr. (Gabrielle S.), Brundene R., Sydney H., Jennifer, Paul and Mark Van Ness and step-great grandmother of Fredrick III and Aubrey P. Mollie retired...
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Shirley A. Baker

December 15, 1933 - January 8, 2015

BAKER SHIRLEY A. BAKER, age 81 of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of Walter L. Baker Jr.; loving mother of Beth Anne (Joseph) Foell and Sue (Rev. David) Milligan and devoted grandmother of eleven. Mrs. Baker was a member of Cornerstone Community Church and former member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church for fifty years. Shirley was a volunteer for The City Mission at Laura's Home. She was a registered...
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Ruth Elaine Huffman

January 28, 1930 - January 8, 2015

RUTH ELAINE HUFFMAN, age 84, of Mayfield Hts. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Bernard Huffman, who passed away in 1979; loving mother of Deborah (Joseph) Ferruso, Ray (Dusanka) Huffman, Sandra Huffman, and Daniel Huffman; devoted grandmother of Shannon, Rebecca, Joshua, Jacob, Cherri, Johnny, Nathan, Devin, and Joe, and great-grandmother of 11; dear sister of Joan Mckibben, Kathy Thorpe,...
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Nancy Olland

December 26, 1958 - January 5, 2015

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Claire Wallstrom

September 2, 1922 - January 4, 2015

CLAIRE WALLSTROM (nee Salamone), age 92, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Carl; loving mother of the late Mary Wallstrom; and dear sister of the late Joseph Salamone, Augusta Seither, and Marie Provenzano. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, N. OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND ON MONDAY 5-7 PM. Funeral Mass 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 13, 2015...
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Regina H. Swiantek

April 11, 1925 - January 1, 2015

REGINA H. SWIANTEK (nee Jurkiewicz), age 89 of Mentor, formerly of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of the late Frank; loving mother of Deborah (David) Mandley, Jerome and the late Bernard; devoted sister of Louis, Leonard, Alfred, Josephine Jankowski of AZ., and the late John, Harry, Irene Simko, Helen Sebnik and Dorothy Jurkiewicz and dear aunt and great-aunt to many. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND...
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Arlene Zimmerman

August 10, 1932 - December 31, 2014

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