Our Obituaries

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, and continued to pick and cook with all sorts of berries and other fruits. Her faith was very important to her, and as a result became a proud founding member of Chester Christian Center in Chester Twp....
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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

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

April 1, 1961 - December 31, 2014


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Doris K. Hall

December 30, 2014

DORIS K. HALL, (nee Kasky), of Russell Twp. Beloved wife of the late Wm Robert Hall; loving mother of Marty, Mike (Laura), Marcia (Paul) Wasnick, and Monte (Kathleen); devoted grandmother of Scott, Dain, Chase, Brennan (Anna), Jake (Sarah), Mickey, Paul, Dan, David, Laura, Kyle, and Lexi; and dear great-grandmother of Claire. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE...
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MaryJane Butram

December 3, 1928 - December 26, 2014

MARYJANE BUTRAM, age 86 of Munson Twp. Beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Glenn, Jayne, Jacquelin (Carlos) Gomez, James and Timothy. Former Mother-in-law of Kay and Cathy. Devoted grandmother of Tim and Tyler (Emily) Butram and special Grandma of Josh Hollobaugh. Dear sister of Richard (Joy) Mercurio. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT....
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Greg Polan

May 4, 1951 - December 26, 2014

Greg Polan, age 63, of Russell Twp., passed away peacefully on Dec. 26, 2014, in his home after a long struggle with cancer. He was surrounded by family. He was born May 4, 1951, son of the late Leonard and Bernice (Berwald). Greg was a lifelong resident of Chesterland where he graduated from West Geauga High School in 1970 and started his company, Greg Polan Construction. He was a familiar face...
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Margaret Kachkowsky

June 29, 1929 - December 24, 2014

Margaret "Peg" Kachkowsky, age 85, a longtime residence of Chester Twp., passed away Dec. 24, 2014, at Emeritus of Willoughby She was born June 29, 1929, in Whitaker, Pa. She retired from the West Geauga School System. She is survived by her daughters, Charlene Petiniot and Michele Caldwell; sons, Jay and Bryan Kachkowsky; grandchildren, Chance Petiniot, Jason Caldwell, and Brandon...
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Eleanor Dorothy Portik

December 19, 1925 - December 23, 2014

Eleanor D. Portik, 89, of Chester Twp, passed away December 23, 2014. She was born December 19, 1925 in Cleveland. Eleanor was a great lover of horses. She is survived by her children, Timothy (Joyce), Robert (Teesie), Deborah Martin, Cynthia (Russell) Jaite; son-in-law, Edmund Tobin; grandchildren, Timothy Jr.,Taira, Juli, Cris, Justin, Steffon, Christopher, Jennifer, Sara, Steven, Thomas,...
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Anneliese Friebertshauser

April 9, 1927 - December 22, 2014


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Lucinda Ann Walters

October 31, 1956 - December 22, 2014

Lucinda Ann "Cindy" Walters, 58, a lifelong resident of Chester Township, passed away December 22, 2014, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. She was born October 31, 1956, in Cleveland. Cindy was a member of Old South United Church of Christ in Kirtland, and was a part of the church's Colonial Crafters. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Cindy worked in manufacturing at Channel...
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Frederick S. Gallo

June 3, 1939 - December 19, 2014

FREDERICK S. GALLO, age 75 of Chagrin Falls, Beloved husband of Sandra (nee Fratantonio); loving father of Lori (Richard) Factor and Franny (Jeff) Ross; devoted grandfather of Andrew and Allison Factor and Sarah and Katie Ross and dear brother of Judith (Keith) Johnson and the late Jean Gallo. For 40 years he owned Fred S. Gallo Electric. Fred loved traveling, the outdoors, golfing, and...
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William Edward Sass

January 31, 1941 - December 16, 2014

William Edward Sass Sr., 73, of Madison since 1990, formerly of Chester Twp., passed away Dec. 16, 2014, at his residence. He was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Clearfield, PA. Mr. Sass retired from Lincoln Electric in 2002 after 37 years William was a former Chester Twp. Trustee for twelve years and loved hunting and fishing. William was the beloved husband of Carlene; loving father of Lorrie (Mike)...
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Ross William Dovico

December 19, 1931 - December 14, 2014

Ross William Dovico, age 82, of Middlefield, formerly of Chester Twp., passed away Dec. 14, 2014, at Chardon Healthcare Center. He was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Cleveland. Ross was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He had a passion for, and started a business making and selling stained glass. Ross also enjoyed hunting, and loved pulling pranks on his family and friends. He will be...
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Jerry C. Pobuda

October 30, 1947 - December 8, 2014

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

October 11, 1925 - December 3, 2014


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August Bruno

June 6, 1962 - December 2, 2014

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

March 11, 1925 - December 2, 2014

GLORIA E. PTAK (nee Prosio), age 89, of Russell Twp. Beloved wife of the late Robert G.; loving mother of Jackie (Kirk) DeCapite and the late Gloria Best, and mother-in-law of Milton Best; devoted grandmother of Rachel (Michael) Grano, Jacqueline DeCapite, and Kirk (Emily) Decapite, Jr., and great-grandmother of Michael and Olivia Grano; dear sister of Eleanor Gawry, and the late Mary Tirabassi...
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Louise Southwell

August 9, 1936 - December 1, 2014

Louise Southwell, 78, of Chester Twp. passed away December 1, 2014. She was born August 9, 1936 in Cleveland. She was the beloved wife of the late Fred; loving mother of Peggy (Craig) Sokolowski and Maryellen Carraher; devoted grandmother of the late Danielle and dear sister of Loretta (Richard) Lang. Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd. (Rt. 306, North of...
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Betty J. Gescuk

December 7, 1919 - November 29, 2014

Betty J. Gescuk (nee Wallar), 94, a resident of Euclid for 40 years, passed away November 29, 2014 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born December 7, 1919 in Canton, Ohio. She is survived by her sons Douglas and Mike (Debbie); daughter Christine Koss; grandchildren Bryan Gescuk, Daniel (Kelli) Gescuk, Jenny (Rob) Belzer, and April (Russell) Hetman; eight great grandchildren;...
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Juliet Marie Jakse

April 5, 1954 - November 26, 2014

Juliet Marie Jakse, 60, passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at her home. A 30-year resident of Chesterland, Mrs. Jakse was born on April 5, 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She later graduated from Charles F. Brush High School in Lyndhurst and received a degree in Music Education from Cleveland State University. Juliet wed her husband, Dennis Jakse of Chesterland in 1976. A devoted wife...
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Josephine Jalovec

March 19, 1928 - November 23, 2014


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Gaye Lene Gavhane

August 16, 1943 - November 20, 2014

Gaye Lene (nee Erickson) Gavhane, age 71, of Russell Twp., passed away Nov. 20, 2014. Gaye was born in Dover, on Aug. 16, 1943. She was the beloved wife of Ramesh for 40 years; loving mother of Anamika, Amar (Carol) and Sarita; devoted grandmother of Ophelia; and dear sister of Linda Palchick. Gaye was an avid reader, cross-stitcher, supporter of musical arts, Ohio sports teams and spent many...
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Orlando Berardinelli

April 23, 1923 - November 20, 2014

ORLANDO BERARDINELLI, age 91, of Chesterland. Beloved husband of Elisa (nee Piscitelli); loving father of Josephine Evans, Gino (Stacy) Berardinelli, Anna (Greg) Hocevar, Elio (Iole) Berardinelli, Lillian (John) Rybak, Elaine Pietrangelo, and Paula Berardinelli; devoted grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of eight; dear brother of eight (all deceased); and cherished uncle of many. Friends...
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Sharon DeGreen

August 11, 1949 - November 19, 2014


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Michael Wido

November 5, 1925 - November 19, 2014


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Denise Yuko

April 21, 1956 - November 15, 2014

Denise (nee Campane) Yuko, age 58, passed away Nov. 15, 2014, in Chester Twp. She was born April 21, 1956, in Euclid, and had been a resident of Willowick for 25 years. Denise was an avid history buff, often enjoying movies about history, and was a member of the Smithsonian. She was a Registered Nurse with the Cleveland Clinic. She is survived by her daughter, Holly (Dave) Turner; son, Danny Yuko...
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Kathleen Marie Griffin Fant

March 31, 1935 - November 11, 2014

KATHLEEN GRIFFIN FANT, of Orange Village, passed away November 11, 2014 at age 79. For the past 48 years of her life, Kathleen Marie Griffin Fant lived in a Victorian century home on Lander Road in Orange Village, Ohio. Kathleen was an incredible mother who had broad intellectual interests, along with many lifelong friends, her children were her treasure. She loved to travel the world, exploring...
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Josephine Svigel

November 4, 1922 - November 11, 2014

Josephine "Jo" Svigel, age 92, passed away November 11, 2014. Jo was the beloved sister of Jennie (George, deceased) Kadis (nee Svigel) and the late Mary (Frank) Miklavcic (nee Svigel), and John (Irene), Angela, Andrew and Anthony Svigel; loving aunt of 13; great aunt of many and a dear friend to all. Jo was a devout Catholic, a volunteer at soup kitchens and a member of Rocco Scotti&...
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Olga Helen Conner

January 13, 1919 - November 10, 2014

OLGA HELEN CONNER (nee Amoroso), age 95, of Chesterland, passed away November 10, 2014. Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and K-9 grammy. Funeral Mass 11:00 am, Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Church of Saint Anselm, 12969 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. Visitation at the church one half hour prior to Mass. Interment Western Reserve Memorial Gardens.
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Ryan J. Stiles

July 15, 1983 - November 9, 2014

RYAN J. STILES, age 31, of Chesterland. Beloved son of Lisa Miller (nee Kraushaar) and the late Michael Stiles; loving step-son of Bob Miller; devoted brother of Mackenzie Miller, Michael Stiles, and Justin Stiles; dear grandson of Richard and Karen Kraushaar; cherished nephew of Rick (Amanda) Kraushaar and Brad (Kirsten) Kraushaar and great-nephew of Marguerite Riehl and Vern Tom Kraushaar; and...
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Alice L. Kovach

November 27, 1923 - November 5, 2014


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William Bernard Garrett

August 10, 1936 - November 4, 2014

William Bernard Garrett, 78, passed away November 4, 2014 at his home in Newbury. He was born August 10, 1936 in Glendale, WV. Survivors are his wife, Diana (nee Kocka); children, Jodi (David) Protsik, Dawn (Thomas) Politzer, Michael (Kristina), Kimberly (Michael) Medina, and Brian (Sarah); grandchildren, Joshua and Taylor Garrett, Emma and Hannah Protsik, Justin and Matthew Politzer, Gwyneth and...
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George Main

November 11, 1919 - November 3, 2014

GEORGE MAIN, age 94. Beloved husband of the late Freda; cherished brother of Martha Alexander, Jean Inglis (deceased), Nan May (deceased) and Ella Hyland; dear uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle of many. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.), CHESTERLAND, OH 44026, where services will be held Wednesday, November 12 at 11 A...
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Margaret T. Humensky

January 22, 1920 - October 31, 2014

Margaret (nee Palguta) Humensky, age 94, of Chesterland, formerly of Euclid, passed away Oct. 31, 2014. A kind and gentle soul, Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Michael; loving mother of Paul (Arlena), Michael (Terri), Martin (Kathy) and Mary Humensky and Meg (Ed) Doles; devoted grandmother of Matthew (Jen), Aaron, David and Julia Humensky and Ashley, Stephanie, Stephen and Chris Doles;...
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Walter Richard Bieber

July 27, 1931 - October 29, 2014

Walter Richard Bieber, 83, a resident of Chesterland for over 50 years, passed away at his home on October 29, 2014. Walter was born in Germany on July 27, 1931, the youngest of six brothers. He came to the United States in 1957 with his wife Trudy, and their infant son, Klaus. Walter and Trudy had three more children, Heidi, Helga and Lori. He was a trained cabinet maker. In 1962, Walter started...
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Ted J. Studniarz

January 7, 1925 - October 28, 2014

Funeral service for Ted J. "Teddy" Studniarz, 89 of Chardon, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Church of Saint Anselm, 12969 Chillicothe Rd., Chester Twp. Teddy passed away peacefully Oct. 28, 2014 at his residence in Chardon. He was born January 7, 1925 in Cleveland. Teddy was a Veteran of the Merchant Marines, and a member of St. Mary's Church Fifty-Plus Club. He had a...
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Jerry Cahn

February 16, 1936 - October 26, 2014

JERRY CAHN, age 78 of Geauga County, loving father of Bethany (Dave) Richards. Friends may gather at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND, OH 44026 ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014, 5-8 P.M. Private family service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flower the family suggests contributions to Kitten Care & Rescue, P.O. Box 804,...
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Barbara Ann Sadar

February 6, 1943 - October 26, 2014

Barbara Ann Sadar (nee Bongiovanni), 71, of Mayfield Heights, passed away October 26, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 6, 1943 in Cleveland. She was a Homemaker and mother, and a member of Lake Forest Country Club in Hudson, former member of Mayfield Racquet Club and Legend Lakes Golf Club. Barb enjoyed golf, tennis, going to Disney World with her family, Aruba ...
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Delores Stanton

September 12, 1929 - October 19, 2014

DELORES 'DEE' STANTON (nee Galladay), age 85, of Chesterland. Dee was a secretary at the central office of the West Geauga Board of Education. Beloved aunt of Christopher and Daniel; loving sister of the late Marilyn Lehmann; and good friend of the late Robert Lindsey. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT....
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Betty Blake

April 6, 1927 - October 17, 2014

BETTY BLAKE (nee Skala), age 87, of Auburn Twp., formerly of Russell Twp. Beloved wife of the late J. Donald; loving mother of Paul, Barbara Anne (Jeff Gluvna) Blake and Tom (Pam); devoted grandmother of Chris and Andrew Gluvna and Bill and Kimmi Blake; dear daughter of the late James and Bertha Skala; cherished sister of the late Ruth Skala and James Skala; and sister-in-law of Dr. Patricia...
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Robert O. Wade

April 15, 1924 - October 17, 2014

Robert O. "Bob" Wade, age 90, passed away Oct. 17, 2014, at Arden Courts of Bainbridge He was born April 15, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y. and a resident of Chester Twp. for 25 years. Bob was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the South Pacific, and earning a Purple Heart. He was a graduate of William Patterson University in New Jersey and later became a member of Actors Equity. He was a member...
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June Matthews

June 7, 1920 - October 13, 2014

Funeral Service for June Matthews (nee Hendershot), age 94 of Russell Twp., will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18, at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd., Chester Twp. June passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, October 13, 2014, at UHHS Geauga Medical Center, under the care of University Hospitals Hospice. She was born June 7, 1920 in South Euclid to...
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Lena G. Maniche

October 17, 1932 - October 11, 2014

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

June 6, 1918 - October 10, 2014

Jane Gruenberg, 96, of Chester Township, passed away October 10, 2014, at Heather Hill Health Care. She was born June 6, 1918, in Cleveland. Survivors are her sons, Robert and Ronald; nephew, James (Valera); nieces, Jane McAnaney, Joan and Jeri (Tom); and many great and great-great- nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; brothers, Robert and Arthur Kistler; and...
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Irene S. Cook

December 3, 1936 - October 10, 2014

IRENE S. COOK (nee STEPIC), age77 of Auburn Twp. Beloved wife of the late Jerold S.; loving mother of Madelyn Roy and Adam (Eileen) Cook; devoted grandmother of Jonathan and Courtney Kotrlik, Michael Roy, Hailey Roy (deceased) and Jacob S. Cook. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.), CHESTERLAND ON TUESDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M....
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Patricia Baldner

February 4, 1957 - October 9, 2014

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

February 16, 1927 - October 8, 2014

Funeral Mass for Gertrude K. "Trudy" Bruno, age 87, of Chardon will be11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 12969 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026. Please meet at the church. Mrs. Bruno died October 8, 2014, at her home. She was born February 16, 1927, in Boston, MA. Trudy spent five years in the credit department with Sears at Shoregate and another...
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Kathleen Marie Guhde

August 27, 1947 - October 7, 2014

After a protracted battle with cancer, Kathleen Marie Guhde (nee Thomson) died on October 7, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 67. She leaves behind her husband, Gary; her children, Michael and his wife Kelli (Royer); Bernadette (Bridy) and her husband Shawn Bridy; and her grandchildren Alexandra, Massimo, Benjamin and Ian.Kathy was born on August 27, 1947 in Donora, Pennsylvania to father...
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Bernadette Ambrose

September 16, 1939 - October 5, 2014

Bernadette "Bea" (nee Morell) Ambrose, 75, a resident of Chester Twp. for 46 years, passed away Oct. 5, 2014 at her home. She was born Sept. 16, 1939, in Cleveland. Bernadette was a homemaker.She is survived by her husband Tony; children, Loretta (James) Zeroff, Bernadette (David) Stefancin, Dominick (Josephine, nee Scalzo), and Lisa (Charles) Weisend; seven grandchildren; brother,...
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Sharon Ann Weber

February 9, 1942 - October 5, 2014

Sharon Ann Weber, 72, passed away October 5, 2014 at Chardon Healthcare Center in Chardon. She was born February 9, 1942 in Newark, Ohio; She has been a resident of South Russell for over 35 years. Sharon was a Homemaker, and a woman of great faith, and had a love of music. She is survived by her husband William E; daughter, Christie Weber-Voigt(Steve); brother, Gary (Judy) Mitchell; and nephew...
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Catherine Johanne Lane

April 8, 1933 - October 5, 2014

Catherine "Johanne" Lane, 81, passed away at her home in Chester Twp. Oct. 5, 2014. She was born April 8, 1933 in Cleveland. She is survived by her daughters, Jacquelyn (Lou) Orazem and Barbara (John) Knabel; grandchildren, Maureen and Kenneth (Jaime) Landenberger III, Michael and Matthew Knabel and Catherine Orazem; great grandson Caden Landenberger; and two siblings. She was preceded...
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Robert G. Hoffman

April 20, 1942 - October 4, 2014

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

September 27, 1931 - September 30, 2014

Jean (Artino) Lashley, 83, a resident of Newbury Twp. for 57 years, passed away Sept. 30, 2014 at her home. She was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Cleveland. Jean was a longtime member of St. Helen Church Parish and the Catholic War Veterans Ladies Auxillary, Post 1812. She enjoyed trips to Canada, often fishing with her family. She also enjoyed taking cruises and casino trips with her husband Jack,...
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