Our Obituaries

Lawrence S. Boban

December 26, 1934 - April 28, 2016

Lawrence S. Boban, age 81, a resident of Cardinal Woods Nursing Home in Madison Twp., formerly of Chester Twp., passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 28, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born December 26, 1934 in Cleveland to John and Lucy Boban. Lawrence was a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School and served in the U.S. Army Third Armored Division...
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James Charles Gehlmann

January 15, 1928 - April 28, 2016

JAMES CHARLES GEHLMANN, age 88, passed away April 28, 2016 in Concord Twp. Beloved husband of Frances M. (nee Stropko); loving father of Margaret Freeman, Suzanne (Dennis) Johnston, Pamela Vicich, Penelope (Paul) Radvansky, and James T. (Robin); devoted grandfather of Dawn (Donnie) Patton, Darrin (Tracy) Oliver, Heather Oliver, Erik and Keri-Lynn Johnston, Andrea (Jason) JeVenn, Ashley Vicich,...
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Carolyn S. Kontor

January 5, 2016 - April 25, 2016

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Michael Engelke

February 7, 1947 - April 20, 2016

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Clara Marie Alexander

June 20, 1915 - April 16, 2016

Clara Marie Alexander, age 100, passed away April 16, 2016, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. She was born June 20, 1915, in Cleveland, and was a current resident of Mentor. She had formerly resided in Euclid, Arizona and Collinwood. Clara graduated from Collinwood High School in 1933. After WWII Clara repaired silk hose and later retired from Ohio Bell in 1972 after 14 years. She enjoyed her...
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Troy Alexander Graff

January 24, 1974 - April 13, 2016

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Elaine Doris Fuchs

November 9, 1924 - April 13, 2016

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Aaron Mark Haselbusch

June 20, 1972 - April 10, 2016

Aaron Mark Haselbusch, age 43 resident of Willoughby for 12 years, passed away on April 10, 2016. He was born June 20, 1972 in Cleveland. Aaron enjoyed hunting, gardening, and cooking. He also loved taking drives and sharing nature with his children. Aaron was a Customer Service Representative with Transfer Express in Mentor, serving many customers with their designs on apparel. Survivors are his...
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Michael F. Hayden

December 18, 1948 - March 30, 2016

Michael F. Hayden, born and raised in Cleveland, a longtime resident of Parkman-having spent the past eight years in Nashville, Tenn.-passed away on March 30. Michael served the U.S. Army on the Demilitarized Zone in Korea from 1969 to 1970, rising to the rank of Sergeant and earning Battalion solider of the month for February 1970. Following his military service, Michael was a nuclear medicine...
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Karl Munich

November 27, 1929 - March 29, 2016

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Helen E. Buehner

August 15, 1922 - March 28, 2016

HELEN E. BUEHNER, age 93 of Middlefield. Beloved wife of the late Robert P.; loving mother of Suzanne White, Janine Kiracofe, Denise (Kevin) Holt and Aimee (George) Deak; devoted grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of six and dear sister of H. Lee (deceased) (Virginia) Whitmer. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.)...
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Robert Ernest Russell

April 1, 1929 - March 22, 2016

Robert Ernest Russell, age 86 of Chester Twp., passed away on March 22, 2016 at his home. He was born April 1, 1929 in Chardon. Robert was the beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Jackson); loving father of Patti (Robert) Boyles, Susan (Joe) Konieczny and Robert (Linda); devoted grandfather of seven and great grandfather of seven and dear brother of Doris (Russell) Wenger. Robert retired from Fisher...
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Josephine M. Beerli

September 26, 1920 - March 18, 2016

JOSEPHINE M. BEERLI of Chesterland, died peacefully near her daughter in Orlando, Florida on March 18, 2016 at the age of 95. Jo was born and raised in Cleveland and graduated from Heights High. She then met and married her husband Norbert, and together they raised their six children in the house they built in Chesterland. She became one of the original "Career Women" maintaining a...
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Flora Ernestine Rankin South

April 6, 1934 - March 14, 2016

FLORA ERNESTINE "ERNIE" RANKIN SOUTH, age 81, of Largo, FL., formerly of Euclid. Ernie was a U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved wife of 59 years of G. Franklin "Frank"; loving mother of John (Cindy), Randy (Susan), Matt (Ginny), and the late Patty South; devoted grandmother of Nicole Marie South, Sara Ann South, Ashley Emma South, Nelson, Sally, and Patrick (Lauren); and dear sister of six (all...
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Kenneth H. Fetheroff

January 12, 1935 - March 10, 2016

Kenneth H. Fetheroff, age 81, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Briar Hill Nursing Home in Middlefield. Kenneth was born January 12, 1935 in Cleveland. He was a resident of Russell Twp. for 30 years, and a former resident of Richmond Hts. Kenneth was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Chester Twp., a member of their Men's Club, and served at one time as Treasurer. He was a...
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Zora T. Jankowski

April 28, 1922 - March 9, 2016

ZORA T. JANKOWSKI, age 93, of Cleveland. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Jankowski, Sr.; loving mother of Jonathan Jankowski of Cleveland, Dawn Jankowski of Virginia, Matthew Jankowski of Washington, and Raymond Jankowski, Jr. of Colorado; devoted grandmother of Tim Jankowski of Oregon, Sandy (Kurt) Gibbs of Virginia, Matt (Andrea) Jankowski of Washington, Bill Jankowski of Colorado, and...
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Madison Antoon

March 8, 2016 - March 8, 2016

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Adrian Patrick Shuss

March 12, 1925 - March 7, 2016

Adrian Patrick Shuss, age 90 of Chester Twp., formerly of South Carolina and Highland Heights. Beloved husband of the late Helen; loving father of Evelyn (James) Oberle of Chester Twp., Marion (Charles) Luck of Lake Wales, FL; devoted brother of Richard (Norma), Paul (Mary Ann), Bernard (deceased), Leona (William) Wetzel (both deceased), Nelson (deceased), John (deceased) (Helen), Robert ...
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Sigrid Helga Schonrank

June 7, 1933 - March 3, 2016

SIGRID HELGA SCHONRANK, age 82, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Karl; loving mother of Klaus (Lori) and Bernd (Pam); devoted grandmother Krystal Dyer, Kara Adams, Amber (Jake) Green, and Heather Warren, and great-grandmother of Hailey Bennett; dear sister of Margot Pramschafer, Ilse Wetzel, Linda Messina, and the late Edith Marschall. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME,...
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William Byrne Ritt

December 1, 1934 - February 23, 2016

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John M. Wolter

April 16, 1940 - February 22, 2016

JOHN M. WOLTER, 75, of Chesterland, Ohio entered eternal life on February 22, 2016. He was born on April 16, 1940 at the noon whistle to parents Evelyn (Ulstad) and Alfred Wolter in Sisseton, South Dakota. John, a car enthusiast, retired from Lincoln Electric after 35+ years and spent his winters in Marco Island, Florida. He coached Lion Club Youth Football and established the West Geauga...
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Mary S. Hempler

December 18, 1922 - February 22, 2016

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Frances Mary Cazin

March 23, 1916 - February 21, 2016

FRANCES MARY CAZIN, age 99, of Mayfield Hts., formerly of Warrensville Hts. Beloved wife of the late Frank; loving mother of Clare (John) Petrich and Mary Ann (Richard) Vidmar; devoted grandmother of Rick and John Vidmar and Joe and David (Elizabeth) Petrich; dear great-grandmother of Brandon and Aiden Vidmar; and cherished sister of Angela (Robert, deceased) Musil. Friends may call at GATTOZZI...
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Joan R. Kary

January 9, 1935 - February 19, 2016

Joan R. (nee Taylor) Kary, 81, a resident of Chester Twp. for 30 years, died Feb. 19, 2016 at David Simpson House in Cleveland. She was born January 9, 1935, in Conneaut. Joan was a member of the Red Hatters and loved traveling. She was a Supervisor with Channel Products in Chester Twp. for 25 years, retiring in 2007. Survivors are her daughter Cindy (Al) Skrajnar; grandchildren, Jennifer (R.C.)...
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Emily Blum

March 11, 1928 - February 18, 2016

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Bridie Wicks

October 15, 1937 - February 17, 2016

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William J. O'Brien

September 19, 1949 - February 17, 2016

William J. O'Brien, a resident of Russell Twp. for 40 years, formerly of Eastlake, died Feb. 17, 2016 at U.H. Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland. He was born September 19, 1949, in Cleveland. William was a devoted father and grandfather. He served as a Eucharistic Minister, and was active with 40 Days of Life, the Knights of Columbus, and the Pre-Cana Team, all at the Church of Saint Helen in...
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James Mancino

December 21, 1939 - February 15, 2016

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Michael LaRiche

March 26, 1926 - February 15, 2016

MICHAEL LaRICHE, age 89, of Cleveland. Loving son of the late John and Tomisina "Bessie" LaRiche; devoted brother of the late Anthony "Sonny" (Flo); dear uncle of Dorene (Scott) Mannion, Sharon Robinette and John LaRiche; and cherished great-uncle. Friends may call at SCHULTE & MAHON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND AND BRAINARD),...
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Paul Gabriel

May 16, 1956 - February 8, 2016


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Gary Allen Harpst

April 10, 1944 - February 7, 2016


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Joseph A. Matsko

February 15, 1934 - February 6, 2016

JOSEPH A. MATSKO, JR., age 81, of Chesterland for over 40 years. Beloved husband of the late Patricia; loving father of Julianne Matsko, Tina (Edgar) Hilliard, Theresa Giallanza, Andrea Miralia and Joseph G.; devoted grandfather of Leigh (Brian) Perrino, Jamie (Thom) Husby, Simone Perry, Nikki and Dominic Giallanza, and Samantha Miralia; dear great-grandfather of Avie and Cameron Husby, and...
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Brian David O'Connor

April 24, 1968 - January 26, 2016


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Patricia A. Barry

April 22, 1933 - January 23, 2016

PATRICIA A. BARRY (nee Mulvihill), age 82, of Kirtland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Beloved wife of the late Donald; loving mother of Donna (Ray) Miller, Karen (Robert) Curtin, Diane (Leonard) Obremski, and Don (Jill); devoted grandmother of Colleen Obremski, Justin (Alicia) Miller, Brad (Carla) Zembower, Stephen (Stephanie) Obremski, Nick Miller,...
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Ferdinand Aster

August 26, 1931 - January 19, 2016

Ferdinand "Ferdl" Aster, of Chesterland, died January 19, 2016 in residence at Joy's Place. Ferdinand was born in August 1931 in Wagrain, Austria. He had been a resident of Chesterland since 1963, when he married and moved from North Madison, OH. He trained as a cabinetmaker in Austria and toured with the United States Special Services during World War II. In 1955 he came to the U.S. as the...
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Anthony Joseph Vitolo

March 12, 1936 - January 17, 2016

Anthony Joseph Vitolo Sr., age 79, of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of Elisa (nee Zicari) for 56 years; loving father of Denise (Ronnie) Lamb and Anthony Jr. (Susan) and devoted grandfather of Ashley and Nicholas Lamb and Emalee Vitolo. Mr. Vitolo graduated from Cathedral Latin in 1955. Anthony was a branch manager for National City Bank and retired after 37 years. He got the most enjoyment out of...
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Frederick Richard Schroeder

October 29, 1931 - January 11, 2016

Frederick Richard Schroeder, age 84 of Russell Township "Novelty", passed away on Jan. 11, 2016 while surrounded by his family. Fred or Dick is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne (nee Ashton) of 60 years. He was a devoted father to sons, Fred "Dickie" (deceased), Wesley "Scott", Michael, and Dale (Janis) Schroeder. A loving grandfather "Pop Pop" to Scotty ...
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Sue A. Plavney

October 19, 1947 - January 4, 2016

Sue Ann Plavney passed away peacefully in her home, in the early morning hours of January 4, 2016 at the age of 68. She was born in Willoughby, Ohio on October 19, 1947. She had been a Geauga County native for the past 35 years. Sue was not only adored by her family, but also spent 22 years protecting the lives and safety of children, as a bus driver for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School...
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Elizabeth Ann Benek

October 26, 1923 - December 29, 2015

Elizabeth Ann Benek, age 92, of Chester Twp., beloved wife of the late Joseph J.; loving mother of Allan, Mary (Rob Helgeson), Joseph P. (Sheree) (Both Deceased), D. Paul (Deceased) (Lynn), Gary (Deceased) (Becky), and Robert (Deceased) (Alison); devoted grandmother of Lisa (Michael) Brookbank and Collin, Brittany and A. J.; and dear great grandmother of Jacob and Joshua Brookbank and Riley Benek...
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Deborah Murton

May 17, 1952 - December 28, 2015


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Joanne Spisak

April 7, 1926 - December 27, 2015


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Mary Sue DiCorpo

March 24, 1949 - December 17, 2015

MARY SUE DiCORPO, age 66, of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of Antonio, loving mother of Joseph (Kimberly), Michaeline and Michael; devoted grandmother of Kennedy; dear daughter of the late Tony and Cora Trotta and cherished sister of the late Michael. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND ON MONDAY, 4-8 P.M. Funeral Mass 9...
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Alfred Augustus Mulliken

January 17, 1940 - December 13, 2015

Alfred Augustus Mulliken, Jr., age 75, a resident of Chester Twp. since 1981, passed away Dec. 13, 2015, at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born Jan. 17, 1940, in Beverly, Mass. Alfred was a Graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in Industrial Management, and a Vietnam Veteran, US Army. He was a Certified Insurance Instructor, State of Ohio, Dept. of Insurance and a West...
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Michael Evancic

December 25, 1955 - December 10, 2015


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Jeffrey A. Formanek

December 14, 1956 - December 7, 2015

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Josefa Seibert

October 12, 1922 - December 5, 2015


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Richard Paul Petersen

February 24, 1945 - December 5, 2015

Richard P. Petersen, 70, of Chester Township, passed away on December 5, 2015. He was born February 24, 1945 in Cleveland.Richard and his father, Vern, established Misty Morn Farm, raising and showing registered Welsh Ponies for over 50years. With the addition of his daughter, Ashley, they raisednumerous National Champion ponies. Most notably, Richwas the 1st American to ever win the Gentlemen&...
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Lois Maze

October 11, 1927 - December 4, 2015


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Harry J. Whalen

July 11, 1950 - December 3, 2015

Harry J. Whalen, age 65, passed away Dec. 3, 2015 at his residence in Munson Twp. Harry was born July 11, 1950 in Plainfield, NJ., before residing in Munson Twp. for 5 years. Harry was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of St. Mary Church in Chardon, the St. Mary Church Knights of Columbus, Council #15942, and a graduate of Leadership Geauga. Harry enjoyed photography, cooking, and learning...
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Louise Stienbarger

December 24, 1925 - December 2, 2015


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Mary Elizabeth Nadvornik

May 13, 1932 - December 1, 2015


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Carol J. Hunziker

March 3, 1927 - November 28, 2015

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Marian McGonagle

January 4, 1922 - November 27, 2015


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M. Jeanne Bones

May 4, 1937 - November 26, 2015


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Michael John McCormick

March 22, 1942 - November 26, 2015

MICHAEL JOHN McCORMICK, age 73, resided in Chesterland, OH. Born in Tiffin, OH on March 22, 1942 to the late Cyril McCormick & Margaret Gase. Michael served in the United States Air Force and retired from State Auto Insurance. He loved golfing & spending time with his family. Beloved husband of 21 years of Doree; loving father of Michelle (Todd) Remy, Becky (Jessica) McCormick, and...
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Robert A. Delaney

April 28, 1930 - November 22, 2015

ROBERT A. DELANEY, age 85, a Chester Twp. resident, passed away November 22, 2015 at Heather Hill Nursing Home in Munson. The son of Oscar and Agnes (nee Ferguson) Delaney, born in South Euclid, Ohio. Robert was the beloved husband of Ester (nee Skinner); loving father of Katherine and Daniel and devoted brother of Donald (deceased) (Katie), Alice Dingenary (deceased) (Andrew) and Rev. Larry ...
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Lydia Montgomery

October 4, 1915 - November 20, 2015

LYDIA MONTGOMERY (nee Neroni), age 100, formerly of Mayfield Heights. Loving sister of Leno (Elena) Neroni, Virginia (James) Fasciano, Edmund (Carol) Neroni and Fiorello "Frank" (Rita) Neroni (all deceased); devoted aunt of Dolores (William) (deceased) Martin, Susan (Robert) Corsaro, Kathy (Paul) Coliadis, Patty (John) Mohney, Brenda Neroni, Mark Neroni, Jennifer (Patrick) Huly, Richard...
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Helen C. Bucco

June 8, 1919 - November 19, 2015

Helen C. Bucco, age 96 of Willowick, passed away Nov. 19, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Oliver "Phil"; loving mother of Josette (Ronald) Willner, Phyllis (Richard) Fatur, Phillip and mother-in-law of Carole; devoted grandmother of Ronald (Lena) Willner, Maria (Steven) Bahr, Debi (Michael) Ganim, Rick (Dawn) Fatur, and Ray (Vicki) Fatur; dear great grandmother of Marc (Kate)...
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Elizabeth Pymn

November 27, 1916 - November 15, 2015

ELIZABETH PYMN, age 98, of Mayfield Hts. Beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Shirley (Bill) Murfello and the late Robert Pymn and Sharon (Harry) Kudley, and mother-in-law of Katie Pymn; devoted grandmother of Trevor (Victoria) Murfello, Tyler Murfello, Tiffany (Robert) Kovatch, Bob (Kimberly) Pymn, and Bill Pymn; dear great-grandmother of Brooke, Jordyn, Lauren and McKenna; and...
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Ida Habaly

March 21, 1920 - November 14, 2015


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Herbert Harris

November 16, 1923 - November 11, 2015

Herbert L. Harris, 91, of South Russell. Beloved husband of Elinor (nee Haskins); loving father of Ralph (Sun J.); and devoted grandfather of John Schutte, Philip Harris and George Harris. Mr. Harris retired from Warrensville Heights High School as a teacher of Industrial Arts. Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd. (RT. 306, North of Mayfield Rd) Chesterland, OH...
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Anne Figush

December 18, 1965 - November 9, 2015

Anne E. Figush, age 49, of Concord Twp. Our precious Anne has gone home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is a beloved daughter of our Lord God Almighty. Anne was the loving wife of the late Howard J. Figush; devoted daughter of James Wm. Titterington (deceased) and Janice B. (Paul) Balmat; and dear sister of James (Lisa), Kevin (Caryn) and Sarah (John). Friends may call at...
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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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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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John F. HARKINS

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

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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

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Albert F. Geisler

April 10, 1912 - July 23, 2015

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