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Since 1905, The Busch Family has had a strong commitment to the families and communities we serve. Now in or fourth generation of family ownership we continue to be the most preferred for funeral, burial and cremation services. Many funeral homes advertise cremation services, but that does not mean they provide crematory services on site. Busch Funeral and Crematory Services has an on premises crematory and have certified staff that personally manage the entire cremation process. Our Care Center provides 24/7 care for your loved one assuring you your loved one never leaves our care. Our dedicated professionals provide families with a greater level of care, comfort and accountability.

Our staff is courteous and sympathetic ...Our facilities are comfortable and spotless...our services are handled with dignity and respect. We provide you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with any of our professional services or facilities, you will not be charged for that particular service.

Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in us.

Respectfully,
James H. Busch and J. Mark Busch
4th Generation Funeral Directors


Our Obituaries

Rose Poporad

July 25, 1929 - April 17, 2014

Rose Poporad (nee Petroff), 84, of Brooklyn,beloved wife of the late George T.; loving mother of George Elliott (Suzanne), Ronald (Patti) and Diane Wilhelm (Bill); GranRose of Christie Schuster, Jamie Maslowski, George Poporad Jr., Andrew Wilhelm, Brent, Chris and Ben Titus, Bill and Kate Wilhelm; Great-GranRose of Cassie, Brandon, Jacob, Ian, Daniel, Isabella, and Sadie Mae. Passed away on...
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Warren D. Powelson

November 7, 1935 - April 17, 2014

Warren D. Powelson, 78, of Elyria passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice following a brief illness. He was born November 7, 1935 in Unionport, Ohio. Warren graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1955. He retired from the City of Elyria as Superintendent of the Communications Department after working 43 years. He was an active member of the Elyria Community Church...
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June Marie Torno

February 15, 1925 - April 17, 2014

JUNE MARIE TORNO (nee Roesinger), age 89 of Cleveland. Beloved wife of the late Louis F. Torno, devoted mother of Elizabeth A. Torno, Miriam L. Lovejoy and Paul F. Torno (Kathy Schroeder), loving grandmother of Daniel L. Lovejoy and Chadwick S. Dey (Meredith), dear sister of the late Donald R. Roesinger, cherished friend of many. Passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014. In lieu of flowers...
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John Thomas Baron

March 21, 1934 - April 16, 2014

John T. Baron, 80, of Cleveland, beloved husband of Norma Farmer; loving father of Joseph, Thomas (Betty), John (Louise), Robert (Deborah), Marilyn DeVaul (Keith) and Julia Taylor (Chris); grandfather of 15; great-grandfather of 8; brother of Judy Nyiran; predeceased by his loving parents John and Helen (nee Mervak) his brother George and his Kubicina brothers and sister Steve, John, Frank, and...
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Lacey J. Witherspoon

May 14, 1949 - April 16, 2014

Lacey Jayne Witherspoon (nee Burton), 64; beloved wife of Ralph Witherspoon and daughter of the late Robert and Jayne Clark Burton. Sister of the late Lance Burton. Mrs. Witherspoon was a graduate of Defiance College, was the former director of recreational therapy at several area nursing homes as well as the vice president and corporate secretary of Witherspoon and Company. Lacey was an avid...
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Dale William Wagner

June 1, 1937 - April 15, 2014

Dale William Wagner, age 76, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, beloved husband of Audrey Mae Wagner (nee Saum); loving father of Matthew W. Wagner (Heidi) of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, and Debbie L. House of Broadview Heights, Ohio; dear grandfather of Stephen M. House and David C. House; brother of the late Laurel Rittenhouse. Dale worked as a tool & die maker for many years and was an avid Lake Erie...
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Earl T. Watt

December 12, 1933 - April 15, 2014

Earl T. Watt, 80, beloved husband of the late Janet (nee Wenz); loving father of Kathleen F. Sommer (Donald), Laura E. Watt, and Kenneth E. Watt (Sandra Brnich); devoted grandfather of Matthew, Thomas, Joseph and Victoria Sommer, Jeremy (Jackie), Nicholas and Benjamin Watt; great grandfather of Gabriel Watt; son of the late Theodore and Florence; brother of the late John (Lee); brother-in-law of...
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Shirish V. Patel

August 7, 1943 - April 14, 2014

Shirish V. Patel, 70, of Brecksville, beloved husband of Chetna Patel; loving father of Rakesh "Rocky" Patel (Rachna); dear grandfather of Sahil and Nikhil Patel; brother of Usha Patel; uncle of Ajay, Bhavesh (Shital), and Rajesh (Kruti), and grandfather-figure to Olivia, Mia, Vishal, Shyam, Kruthart and Dhairya. Mr. Patel was born August 7, 1943 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India to Vagjibhai and...
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Marilyn J. Futhey

August 11, 1927 - April 14, 2014

Marilyn J. Futhey (nee Balliet), 86, of Rocky River; wife of the late L. David Futhey and former wife of Donald Hertzer; mother of Ronald Hertzer (Barbara), Catherine Erikson, Janice Friswold and Daniel Hertzer (Marti); grandmother of 7; great-grandmother of 3: sister of the late Miriam Ahlborn. Passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. Memorial contributions can be sent to Bay Presbyterian Church,...
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Phyllis A. Davis

February 17, 1935 - April 14, 2014

Phyllis A. Davis (nee Spencer), age 79 of Parma Heights; mother of Bradley (Maureen); grandmother of Ethan; sister of the late Don, Nancy, Ruthie and Ron; loving aunt of Lisa Dingess (Brian), Tony Battaglia (Michelle), Scott Battaglia, and Nancy Gallagher; great aunt of eight and friend of many. Passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. Memorials may be forwarded to a charity of choice and/or Holy...
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Jacquelyn E. Lamberton

July 15, 1924 - April 13, 2014

JACQUELYN E. LAMBERTON (nee Edmunds), age 89. Beloved wife of the late Bruce Lamberton and George Frigie , devoted mother of Karen Boroff (deceased), Christopher Lamberton (Mollie), Andrew Lamberton and Valerie Lamberton Kreider (Kevin), loving grandmother of Virginia Carswell (Eric), Alexander Boroff (Emily), Morgan Lamberton, Ryan Lamberton (Meghan), Kelcie Dewitt (Robert), Max and Mikayla...
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Robert B. Hendy

July 8, 1923 - April 13, 2014

Robert B. Hendy, age 90 of Parma: WWII U.S. Army Veteran; beloved husband for 66 years of Ruth Jane (nee Cotter); loving father of the late Mark A.; dear brother-in-law of Marian Tisdale and the late Doris Petras; uncle of David (Kathleen) Tisdale and Dr. Ellen Tisdale and friend of many. Passed away on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014. Memorials may be forwarded to Providence House, 2037 W. 32nd...
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Judith C. Domingo

July 26, 1939 - April 13, 2014

Judith C. Domingo (nee Bracken), 74, of Avon, formerly of Rocky River; beloved wife of Godofredo D. Domingo, M.D. loving mother of Natalie Fischer (Walter), James (Junko) and the late Stephen; devoted grandma of Allison Jones (Robert), Hannah, Jacob and Julia; dear sister of Barbara, Mary, Miriam, Elsa Jane, Philip, Daniel and Nancy; aunt and friend of many. Passed away on Palm Sunday,...
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Karen Marie Pelka

August 1, 1964 - April 12, 2014

KAREN MARIE PELKA, age 49. Daughter of Evelyn (nee Buehner) Pelka and the late Wolfram Pelka; Sister to Jeanette, Robert (Nora), and Linda Walls; Aunt to Caitlin, Jessica, and Tyler Walls and Nathaniel Pelka; former sister-in-law to Christopher Walls. Attended Cleveland State University and Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. Memorials may be forwarded to...
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Robert L. Gesten

November 3, 1919 - April 11, 2014

Robert L. Gesten, age 94. Beloved husband of Helen; loving father of Terry (Fran) and Gail Ragonese (Gary); devoted grandfather of Laura and Matthew Solonyna; brother of William. Preceded in death by sisters, Irene and Dorothy. Passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Private family services will be held. Cremation by Busch Crematory. 440-842-7800 www.buschcares.com
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Grant W. Gretta

June 18, 1987 - April 11, 2014

Grant W. Gretta, age 26 of Rocky River. Beloved son of John and Maribeth (Nee Sholtis); dear brother of Jack and Nicholas; nephew of Melanie Bender (the late Bruce) and Daniel Gretta (Pamela); also survived by his loving girlfriend Janelle Koontz. Passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. Memorials may be forwarded to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 14560 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, Esophageal...
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Emma B. Kinal

February 24, 1922 - April 11, 2014

Emma B. Kinal (nee Pasztay), 92. Beloved wife for 66 years of the late Walter. Loving mother of Sandy Becker (Barry) and the late Kent. Beloved grandmother of Robyn. Passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Graveside Service, Tuesday, April, 15 at 1:30pm at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Bridgeville, PA. Busch Funeral Home, 440-937-6175, www.buschcares.com
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Frank L. Koncz

December 30, 1927 - April 11, 2014

Frank L Koncz, age 86 of Brook Park formerly of Strongsville, WWII Army Veteran and retired member of IBEW #38; Beloved husband of the late Annamae (nee Jones) and the late Mary Kay; Loving father of Frank R. (Angela), Leonard J. (Linda), Kenneth A., Margaret M. Gonzalez (Craig Kimmel) , Susan M., Jerry R. (Cheryl) and Thomas E.; Loving step-father of Bonnie McNamara (Michael), William Bush ...
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Charles E. Wellman

May 6, 1937 - April 10, 2014

CHARLES E. WELLMAN, SR., of Cleveland went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2014. He is survived by his beloved wife Gloria (nee Kinstler); he is the loving father of Betty McCaman,Charles, Jr., Jeanette Benoit and David Wellman; dear stepfather of Sue, Mary, Larry, Jimmy and Sandy; loving brother of Betty Wooten, Paul (Kathleen), James (Grace) and Jimmie Dale (Glenna); grandfather and great...
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Philomena (nee Severino) Mintie

April 28, 1917 - April 10, 2014

Philomena Mintie (nee Severino) 96 of Avon, formerly of Cleveland, passed away at home on Thursday, April 10, 2014 following a 2 year battle with congestive heart failure. Philomena was born on April 28, 1917 in Batavia, NY. She was a long time employee of American Greetings and retired after 37 years. Philomena was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Avon. She enjoyed gardening and...
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John Sredniawa

July 2, 1961 - April 9, 2014

JOHN "SRED" SREDNIAWA age 52 of Cleveland. Beloved husband of Zina for 22 years, cherished son of the late Louis and Margaret Sredniawa, dearest brother of Alan (deceased) (Dru), Kenneth (deceased) Jeanie Snavely (Glenn), Kathy Bina (deceased) and Pauly (Rhonda), dear brother-in-law of Lodzia Szabo (Bill), dearest uncle and friend of many. Passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Although...
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Peter "Pete" Lafferty

February 27, 1960 - April 9, 2014

Enjoyed fishing, camping, & raising canaries. Survived by wife of 28 years Teresa (nee Mooney); daughters Michelle Szakal (nee Lafferty) & Melissa Lafferty (Michael Adams); sons Anthony Allen & Michael Allen; grandchildren Arianne, Jacob, Autumn, Adam, Shyanne, Kiara; mother Jacqueline Lafferty; brother Gene; sisters Rose Mooney & Robin Lafferty; nieces & nephews; former wife/longtime friend...
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Bernice A. Chrise

April 21, 1923 - April 9, 2014

BERNICE A. CHRISE (nee Friend), age 90 of Olmsted Township. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Chrise, devoted mother of Karen Dillard (James), Larry Chrise (Diane) and Gayle Hrivnak (George), loving grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 12, dear sister of Francis Fike, Arlene Fazenbaker and Edward Friend also preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers. Passed away on Wednesday,...
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William H. Wright

September 29, 1932 - April 8, 2014

WILLIAM H. WRIGHT, age 81 of Broadview Heights. Beloved husband of Helen Wright (nee Massa) for 10 years, devoted father of Scot Wright (Ivy), Tod Wright (Adela) and Rick Wright (Dawn), loving grandfather of Olivia, Hannah, Logan, Kali and Jaxson, dear brother of Juanita Schlee (Roy, deceased) and the late Estelle Poremba (Lou, living). Passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Memorials may be...
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Maier M. Driver, M.D.

August 15, 1921 - April 8, 2014

Though deeply saddened, we celebrate the remarkable life and longevity of Dr. Maier Driver. He was afforded the extraordinary gift of great health for nearly all of his ninety-two plus years. Until a "mini-stroke" in late July, 2012, "Drive" had never been hospitalized. As the son of Augusta and Clarence Driver and the brother of Mildred Rigsbee, Maier was quite proud of his family heritage....
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Robert J. Goerz, Sr.

November 10, 1922 - April 8, 2014

ROBERT J. GOERZ, Sr., age 91 of Bay Village. Beloved husband of Elynore Goerz (nee Kuhar), devoted father of Barbara Smith (deceased), Michael Goerz (Joyce), Robert, Jr. "Jack" Goerz (Jane), Patricia Phillips (Robert) and Maryanne Battaglia (Doug), loving grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 10. Passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael Catholic Church,...
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Russell W. Krage

February 27, 1939 - April 7, 2014

Russell W. Krage, 75, of Elyria for the past 46 years, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a brave battle with cancer. He was born March 27, 1939 in North Ridgeville where he resided for 27 years. Russ was a 1957 graduate of North Ridgeville High School and served in the United States Army and National Guard from 1957-1965. He found many...
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Alice L. (nee Tharp) Ratti

July 18, 1920 - April 6, 2014

Alice L. Ratti (nee Tharp), 93, of Amherst went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Amherst Manor following a lengthy illness. Alice was born July 18, 1920 in Hutchinson, Kansas. She moved to Sheffield Lake from Cleveland in 1957 and resided there until moving to Amherst in 2011. Mrs. Ratti retired as a bookkeeper with R.J. Nottingham C.P.A. and was also employed at Cleveland...
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Richard "Dick" Fair

May 13, 1926 - April 6, 2014

Graduated Savannah High School in 1947. Served in U. S. Army for 1 year in the South Pacific Theatre. Employed as a Tow Motor Operator at Moen aka Standadyne Elyria for 37 yrs. Attended Elyria Community Church of Nazarene & a member of American Legion Post #12, Elyria. Survived by wife Joanne L. (nee Westcott); sons Gary of Ft. Myers, FL, Raymond (Barbara) of Gray Court, SC, Mark (Jackie) of Cape...
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Eleanor Ruth Rees Ashton

August 26, 1918 - April 6, 2014

ELEANOR RUTH REES ASHTON (nee McClintock), 95, of Brecksville, and longtime Parma resident, beloved wife of the late George "Red" Rees who passed away in 1996, and the late Willett F. "Bill" Ashton, Sr. who passed away in 2011; loving mother of George M. Rees (Andrea), Karen Winar (William), and the late Donna Jean Smallwood (Richard), and step-mother of Barbara Jean Ashton, Willett R. "Bill"...
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Mary Ann Brooks

May 4, 1943 - April 6, 2014

Mary Ann Brooks (nee Ratajcak), 70, of Lakewood, beloved wife of the late Charlie; cherished daughter of the late Alphonse and Claire Ratajcak; loving mother of Charlene Brooks-Russell (Samuel), Michael, Richard (Tina), Robert, Michelle O'Malley (John) and Renee McIntyre (John); dear sister of Cindy Raffay (Steve); loving grandmother of 8; great-grandmother of 6. Cremation by Busch Crematory....
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Elmer Ehasz

January 31, 1922 - April 5, 2014

ELMER EHASZ, 92, of Middleburg Hts., beloved husband of Jean Ehasz (nee Kuttler); loving father of Linda Jean Brewer (James) and Bob Ehasz (Debra); dear grandfather of Greg Brewer, Jill Dickerson (Bill), Kristin Novotny (Louie), and Kurt Ehasz, and great-grandfather of Marisa Dickerson; brother of Louis Ehasz (Julia). Elmer was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, having served in the South Pacific...
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Rosalie M. Morton

November 29, 1926 - April 5, 2014

Rosalie M. Morton (nee Tilton) 87, of Marshallville and formerly of North Royalton, passed away Saturday, April 5th 2014 after a brief illness. She was born on November 29, 1926 in Cleveland. She graduated from West Technical High School and started working as a Legal Secretary until 1989. She retired working at Strongsville City Schools. Rosalie was a member of Smithville United Methodist...
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Frank Emil Svoboda

August 26, 1937 - April 4, 2014

Frank Emil Svoboda, age 76, of Parma, Ohio, beloved husband of Lucille Svoboda (nee Bondi); loving father of Frank Svoboda, Jr. of Parma, Ohio, Mary Beth Svoboda of North Royalton, Ohio, Emily Penwell (Jeff) of North Royalton, Ohio, Liza Olsavsky (Ryan) of Medina, Ohio and Lee Svoboda (Leslie) of Parma, Ohio; dear grandfather of Allison Folger, Jordyn Folger, Abigail Rowerstein, Samuel Rowerstein...
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R. Douglas Wetzel

September 18, 1934 - April 4, 2014

R. Douglas Wetzel, 79, beloved husband of Dorothy M. (nee Bobbin), married 61 years; loving father of Douglas (Nadia), Joseph (Sue) and Brian (Sharon); loving grandfather of Elizabeth, Jennifer, Sarah, Holly, Joey and David; brother of Barbara Ward; Korean War Navy veteran, member American Legion Post 703. Passed away Friday April 4, 2014. Private family services at the Ohio Western Reserve...
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Jack H. Sonneborn

August 1, 1922 - April 3, 2014

Jack H. Sonneborn, age 91 of Parma Heights, formerly of Wheeling WV; beloved husband of Jane; loving father of Jack (Myra) and Tom (Mary Beth); devoted grandpa of David, Sarah, Scott, Alex and Claire. Jack was a proud Navy Flyer WWII Veteran and a 32 degree Mason. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to The Cleveland Metroparks, 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, Ohio 44144. Friends may call at...
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Francis J. McCarthy

February 19, 1928 - April 2, 2014

Francis J. McCarthy, age 86 of Parma Heights; U.S. Army Veteran: beloved husband of the late Marian (nee Gloeckler); loving father of Doreen Bambauer (Donald), Dennis (Mary), Kathleen Golian (Mark) and Maureen; dear grandfather of Mattthew, Kevin, Lauren, Ashley, Michael, Megan, Adam, Christopher and Brennen; brother of the late John, Eleanor, Margaret and Eugene; uncle and friend of many....
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Gwendolyn H. Tietjen

April 29, 1919 - April 2, 2014

Gwendolyn H. Tietjen (nee Hill), 94, beloved wife of the late John O. Dear mother of Carol Hildebrandt and the late John O. Jr. (Virginia surviving). Grandmother of Jeffrey Hildebrandt (Jennifer), Heather Becker (Ken), Dana Tietjen and Erika Perry (Mike). Great-grandmother of Jeffrey, Caroline, Grant and Molly. Sister of the late Vernon Hill. Passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Memorial...
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Beverly B. Altemare

September 17, 1932 - April 1, 2014

Beverly B. Altemare (nee Lewis), age 81 of Parma. Beloved wife of Robert L.; loving mother of Steve (Tina), Rebecca Ludwig (Wayne) and Rob; devoted grandmother of six; dear sister of Pete Lewis. Passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 following a short illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to the Salvation Army, 7503 Brookpark Rd., Parma, OH 44129; The American Red Cross, Cleveland...
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Richard "Jersey" Maranitz

July 18, 1936 - April 1, 2014

RICHARD "JERSEY" MARANITZ, 77, of Parma, longtime loving companion of Maria Bolzan; beloved step-father of Francoise Alvarez (John), and father of Richard Maranitz (Judy), Paul Maranitz (Beth), and the late Cheryl Maranitz; dear grandfather of many, and dear brother of Gerry Gardner. Jersey passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE...
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Jean Marie Landa

June 6, 1927 - April 1, 2014

Jean Marie Landa, (Nee Godenswager), age 86 of Parma Heights. Beloved wife of the late Charles Landa; dear mother of Kathleen Pawuk (Terry); Karen Kearney (David), Brian Landa and Bradley Landa; grandmother of Michael and Andrew Pawuk and Steven and Monica Kearney; dear sister of Rebecca Godenswager Sesso; aunt of Maria Andrews and Jean Marvin and numerous nieces and nephews; her beloved pet,...
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Paul Roger Waycaster

October 9, 1938 - March 31, 2014

Paul Roger Waycaster, age 75, of Cleveland, Ohio, beloved husband of the late Anna Lee Waycaster (nee Williams); loving father of Paul Waycaster (Lori), Roger Waycaster (Diana), and Denita A. Brown (Ed); dear grandfather of Dustin, Jessica, Desiree, Luke, and Jodi. Paul was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a retired Millwright from the Ford Motor Co., Brook Park. He passed away on Monday, March...
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Major John Graham, Jr.

September 1, 1920 - March 31, 2014

Major John Graham, Jr., age 93, of Parma, Ohio, beloved husband of the late Carolyn C. Graham (nee Clark) who passed away in April 1995; loving father of John C. Graham (Dawn) of Troy, New York, Todd K. Graham of West Salem, Ohio, and Melinda J. Graham of Brooklyn, New York; dear brother of the late Raymond "Eugene" Graham, the late Janice Baker, the late David Graham, and the late Rebecca...
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Joseph W. Kampfer, Sr.

July 30, 1933 - March 31, 2014

Long time resident of Sheffield Lake passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014. He was born on July 30, 1933 in Elkton, OH. US Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet (nee Woodburn); children Cheryl (Dominick) Tardio, Patricia (Michael) Basso, Joseph Kampfer Jr., James (Kathy) Kampfer, Donad Kampfer, Michael (Deborah) Kampfer; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren;...
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Gerald P. Preseren

March 3, 1944 - March 31, 2014

GERALD P. "JERRY" PRESEREN, 70, of Parma, beloved husband of 43 years of Judy Preseren (nee Jaeckel); loving father of Brian Preseren (Meghann), Leanne Geyer (Jason), and Jennifer Preseren; dear grandfather of Hollie, Rachyl, Karley and Mya Geyer, and Julia, Melissa and Kerra Preseren; brother of John Preseren (Lucy) and Alan Preseren (Carol); uncle of one niece and three nephews. Jerry was the...
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Fern (nee Smith) Gardner

August 10, 1916 - March 29, 2014

Fern Gardner (nee Smith), 97, of Avon Lake passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. As a young girl, Fern enjoyed playing softball, dancing, and working at the basket factory in Rocky River with her sisters. After she married in 1942, she enjoyed golf, bowling, baking, gardening, crocheting, and knitting, but most of all, she loved being a wife, mother,...
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Sheila Stearns

August 12, 1934 - March 29, 2014

Sheila Sterns (nee Bamford), 79, dear mother of Debra Tyson (Scott), Linda Jackson (Ken), and Elizabeth Wolanin (Mark); grandmother of Andrew (Amy), Ashley (Brian), Hillary (Brian), Rory (Deanna), Cory, and Emily; great-grandmother of Aiden, Lucas, and Emma; sister of Barbara Michelson. Passed away on March 29, 2014. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Road, Avon on...
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H. Gene Johnson

June 26, 1932 - March 29, 2014

H. GENE JOHNSON, age 81 of Sheffield Village Ohio and formerly of Avon Lake, Ohio. Born June, 26, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio and passed away on March 29, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University School of Pharmacy. Gene worked at Schering Plough Pharmaceutical Company where he was a Professional Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. for 42 years. He was a 60 year...
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Raymond J. Modzelewski

September 14, 1930 - March 29, 2014

Raymond J. Modzelewski, age 83 of Parma; beloved husband of the late Leona (nee McDermott); loving father of John, Lawrence, Richard (Susan), Modzelewski, Charlotte Wasko, and the late Beverly Modzelewski; dear grandfather of Nadine Jankowski (Tom), John, Jr (Jill), Patrick, Bryan, Jeffrey (Rachael) and Jennifer Modzelewski, Sarah McKeown (Robert), Raymond Wasko and Michelle Lind (Keith); great...
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Frances J. Fischback

October 19, 1929 - March 29, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Norman. Dear mother of Gayle Shupp (Barry), David (Beverly) and Doug (Kara). Loving grandmother of Declan, Liam, Amanda and Chad. Sister of Theodore, Thomas and the late James and Gerald Ackerman. Passed away Saturday March 29, 2014. Memorials may be forwarded to St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detorit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116. Prayer service at the funeral home...
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Robert G. Buchholz

July 15, 1920 - March 29, 2014

Robert G Buchholz, age 93 of Parma; beloved husband for 69 years of Lois J. (nee Herrman); loving father of Janet Olsavsky (Kenneth), Joan Fechter (Neal) and Barbara Loerch (Chris); dear grandfather of eight; -great-grandfather of twelve; brother of the late Arthur (Verna:living) and the late William (Alice:deceased); uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Bob was very proud of being a 32nd...
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James "Jimmy" Perkins

November 9, 1968 - March 28, 2014

Employed at TeleTech, Gateway Tanks, & construction. Had a love & passion for building & driving cars in the Demolition Derby. Enjoyed the outdoors, country music, playing cards, football & NASCAR. His greatest enjoyment was being with his fiancé & looked forward to spending the rest of his life with her. He was a good friend to all, was loved by all & will be greatly missed. Survived by his...
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Dorothy K. Hornig

May 31, 1927 - March 28, 2014

Dorothy K. Hornig (nee Krause), age 86. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert R. Hornig; dear mother of Lynn A. Hornig (Stephen I. Schwartz). Peter M. Hornig (Marilyn) and the late Richard G. Hornig (Mary, Surviving); grandmother of Alix (Ben), Christian, Peter, Daniel, Lee and Lily; sister of the late Jane Wieboldt (Ray) and J. Richard Krause (Arvella, Surviving). Graduated 1950 University of...
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Ruth V. Loeber

May 31, 1920 - March 27, 2014

Ruth V. Loeber,93; beloved daughter of the late George and Virginia (nee Kreiner); dear cousin of William Kreiner (Carol); friend of Mary Hastings; passed away March 27, 2014. Funeral Service at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 21369 CENTER RIDGE RD., FAIRVIEW PARK on Tuesday, April 1, at 1:00pm followed by a 2:15pm Graveside Service at Lakewood Park Cemetery . 440-333-9774 www.buschcares.com
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Kenneth Sredniawa

February 5, 1955 - March 27, 2014

KENNETH SREDNIAWA, age 59 of Cleveland. Devoted father of Stephanie "Sissy" Sredniawa and Lou Sredniawa (Laura), loving grandfather of Braxton Sredniawa, cherished son of the late Louis and Margaret Sredniawa, dearest brother of Alan (deceased) (Dru), Gene Snavely (Glenn), Kathy Bina (deceased), Johnny (Zina) and Pauly (Rhonda), dear uncle of Brendon Sredniawa, friend of many. Passed away on...
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Anna J. Marinko

August 20, 1926 - March 27, 2014

Anna J. Marinko (nee Beck), 87, of Rocky River, Ohio, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 27, 2014. She was born August 20, 1926 in German Township, Pa., and has resided in Rocky River since 1956. She is survived by her daughters, JoAnn (Warren) Beck and Barbara (Rand) Worcester; four grandchildren, Caitlin Beck, Jennifer Beck, Chase Worcester and Nicole Worcester; sisters Helen (Paul)...
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Alana Maria Gia Stanton

September 11, 2013 - March 26, 2014

Alana Maria Gia Stanton, treasured infant daughter of Robert Alan Stanton, Jr. and Lyndsey Renae Stanton (nee Bailey), passed peacefully away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was born in Elyria on September 11, 2013. Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Robert Alan Stanton, Jr. and Lyndsey Renae Stanton (nee Bailey); big brother, Dominic Alan Stanton; big sister, Raelynn Nicole...
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Frank A. Mrak III

June 23, 1953 - March 26, 2014

Frank A. Mrak III, age 60 of Berea; U.S. Army Veteran; loving son of the late Frank A., Jr. and Marie R. (nee Shea); loving father of Eric; beloved brother of Susan Lemasters (Kirk), Mary Pat Uebel (Larry) and Karen Baehr (David); uncle of seven; great uncle of two and friend of many. Passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Memorials may be forwarded to a charity of choice. Memorial Mass at St....
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Patricia E. Solomon

June 28, 1936 - March 26, 2014

PATRICIA E. SOLOMON (nee Stein), age 77. Beloved wife of the late Assad Emil Solomon, devoted mother of Kelly Brotosky (deceased) and Jeffrey Karp (Kimberly), step-mother of Alexander and Emil Solomon, loving grandmother of Joseph and Hailey Brotosky, Alexandria and Arionna Karp, cherished daughter of the late Henry and Mildred Stein, dear sister of Hank Stein (Carol, deceased), dearest aunt and...
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George T. Lepi

March 6, 1949 - March 26, 2014

George T. Lepi, age 65 of Parma; beloved husband for 42 years of Sandra L. (nee Sushinsky): loving father of Christine Walker (Eric) and George T. (Amber Moore); dear grandfather of Tyler and Sydney Walker; brother of James (Carol), Eleanore Spisak (Steve) and the late Edward; uncle and friend of many. Passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Prayers at the Funeral Home at 8:45 a.m....
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Joseph D. Williams

December 10, 1948 - March 23, 2014

Joseph D. Williams, 65, a lifelong resident of Elyria, went home to heaven to his Lord and joined his wife Linda on Sunday, March 23, 2014 following a lengthy illness. He was born December 10, 1948. Joseph graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1967. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1967-1983, serving in Vietnam. He was employed as a Union Carpenter. He was a...
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Kenneth S. Haupt

September 14, 1923 - March 23, 2014

Kenneth S. Haupt, 90, of Elyria passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Life Care Center of Elyria. He was born September 14, 1923 in Shamokin, North Umberland County, PA. Kenneth was a United States Navy Veteran, serving as a Pharmacist's Mate during World War II. He came to Elyria in 1950 and began working at Western Automatic where he met the love of his life Delores. He retired from Milford...
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Charles Everette Stump

September 2, 1939 - March 23, 2014

Charles Everette Stump, 74, of Curtice, Ohio, passed away at his home on March 23, 2014. Born on September 2, 1939 in Stotesbury, W. Va. to Roy and Alma (Ables) Stump, he was raised outside of Cleveland, was a veteran of the US Air Force and worked in computer programming for more than 30 years. Charlie was a self-taught bluegrass/country musician and singer who played guitar, banjo, fiddle,...
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Louis P. Kolivas

February 2, 1930 - March 22, 2014

Louis P. Kolivas, 84, of Bay Village, Oh died March 22,2014. He is survived by his wife Ruth (nee Sturm) of 64 years, his sons Zante and Lane, his sister Anastasia Hill, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Mary, his daughter Lou-Paullet, his sister Lanie and his brother Tommy. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Private services were held...
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Mary Josephine "Mary Jo" Fink

September 26, 1923 - March 22, 2014

MARY JOSEPHINE "MARY JO" FINK (nee Simpson), 90, of Parma, beloved wife of the late William E. Fink, Sr.; loving mother of Denise G. Hynick (Robert), and William E. Fink, Jr. (Donna); devoted grandmother of Jeremy Hynick (Tonya), Brandon Hynick (Shea), and Amanda, Rebecca, W. Evan, and Michael Fink; loving great-grandmother of Hudson W. and Adelyne L. Hynick; dearest sister of the late Sarah...
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Nancy Jean Carey

February 21, 1935 - March 22, 2014

Nancy J. Carey, of Rocky River; beloved daughter of the late T. Edward, Sr.and Jeanne (nee Becker) Carey; loving sister of Marilyn, Edward, Jr. (Colleen), and the late Barbara Schwenk; dear aunt of Lynn, Kevin, Michael, Shane and Delaney; cousin and friend of many. Passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. Nancy was a life long member of St. Christopher's Parish and was the long time secretary of...
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Rodney D. Rhodes

May 27, 1922 - March 21, 2014

RODNEY D. RHODES, 91, loving husband of Lois R. (nee Laganke); dear father of Sandra (Thomas) Szerpicki, Nancy Hoss (Martin), Dr. William Rhodes, Daniel Rhodes (Starza); grandfather of Paul, Charlotte, Tommy, Adam, Timothy, Sharanay, and Aaron; great-grandfather of two; brother of Gilbert (Jean) Rhodes of Indiana. Preceded in death by brothers Harold, Clarence, Willard, Denzil; sisters Mae and...
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Daniel J. Lansell

December 28, 1921 - March 20, 2014

Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Lansell was born and raised on Cleveland's North East side, graduated John Adams High School in the January class of 1941. He enrolled in the freshman class at Western Reserve University with classes interrupted by the massive draft after the start of World War II. He sang with the Great Lakes Naval Choir along with boot camp training and took in-depth training at the...
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Walter A. Bishop

January 19, 1934 - March 20, 2014

Walter A. Bishop, 80, of Olmsted Falls, formerly of Lakewood; beloved husband of the late Constance (nee Baxter); loving father of Rebecca Bishop, Janet E. Bishop (Bill Smith), and Nancy Loya (the late Michael); grandfather of Emma Bishop Smith, Meredith A. Farrar, Kathleen M. Batchel, Christine M. Galla, Michael R. Loya and Thomas M. Loya; brother of Frances Bishop. Passed away March 20, 2014....
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William Herbert Coupe

May 19, 1924 - March 20, 2014

William Herbert Coupe, age 89, of Parma Heights, Ohio, beloved husband of 65 years of Barbra Elise Coupe (nee Garver); loving father of Dennis Coupe (Nancy), Vickie Ward (Duane), and Gary Coupe; dear grandfather of Rochelle Vecchio, Heather Sayfie (Jordan), Amy Coupe (T.J. Somers), Gary Coupe, II, Lori Ward, Jeremy Coupe (Julia), and great-grandfather of Bryce Vecchio, Kiley Somers, Brennan...
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LaMar Schumacker

February 26, 1937 - March 20, 2014

LaMar Schumacker, 77, of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Rocky River, died on March 20, 2014. LaMar was born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. She was the only child of William and Mildred Marshall. She attended Lakewood High School and Miami University, while at Miami she studied a semester abroad in Hawaii. It was at Lakewood High School that she met and began dating Pete Schumacker. They...
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Kenneth Lincoln Sisson

February 12, 1923 - March 20, 2014

Kenneth L. Sisson, 91 of Avon Lake was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran, serving in Europe. He worked for the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, Avon Lake retiring as the Plant Control Operator after 37 years. Ken was a member of Christ Church Westshore, Anglican and a member of the churches junior warden team, providing maintenance and upkeep to the facility. He enjoyed working in his yard...
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Rose Hedrick

February 25, 1929 - March 20, 2014

Rose Hedrick (Nee Karpiak), age 85. Beloved wife of the late Robert D.; dearest mother of Janet Zabudske (Frank) and Dale Hedrick (Jane); beloved grandmother of Mark Zabudske and Colleen Dean (Houston). Rose went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded in Rose's memory to Seasons of Life Hospice, 9511 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma, OH...
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Sarah Myongsoon Shim

December 21, 1945 - March 19, 2014

Sarah Myongsoon Shim (nee Yi), age 68, passed away March 19, 2014; beloved wife of Paul Chungkyu Shim; dear mother of Boyung Pahls (Michael) and Bo Shim (Susan); grandmother of Kyu Shim, Kyle Shim, Lillian Shim, Leia Shim, Siena Pahls and Nathan Pahls; sister of 6. Mrs. Shim was born in Jecheon, South Korea December 21, 1945, where she grew up caring for her blind mother and did not get an...
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Ramiro V. Marin

April 9, 1933 - March 19, 2014

RAMIRO V. MARIN, age 80 of Cleveland. Devoted father of Ramiro Marin (Linda, deceased), Raul Marin (Kim), Rey Marin (Cindy), Bettina Harmon (Doug), Marlo Marin (Jose), Barbara Marin (Alberto) and Willis Burnett, loving grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 3, cherished brother, uncle and friend of many. Ramiro was born in Puerto Rico and came to the Cleveland area at the age of 18. He...
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Alice Grace (Dwiggins) Renwick

August 5, 1919 - March 19, 2014

Alice was employed at Bendix Corporation for many years. She was a member of the VFW Post 1079 Auxiliary, Eastern Star, and the Moose Lodge Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling with her husband. Mrs. Renwick is survived by her sister Harriett Caulson; Goddaughters Aisha Grace and Mary Grace; niece Nancy Wright and nephew Craig Renwick; many great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by...
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Kali Elizabeth Allen

March 19, 2014

KALI ELIZABETH "MUNCHIE" ALLEN April 22, 2013 - March 19, 2014 10 ½ months, cherished daughter of Tiffany Hardon and Bruce Allen; loving sister of Codi Allen (Yareli) and Kristin Bermudez (Eliezer); beloved granddaughter of Joann Hardon, the late Larry Hardon, and the late James and Gertrude Allen; dearest niece and cousin of many. Kali was an unforgettable, unique young lady who...
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George "Junior" Isaacs

August 9, 1934 - March 18, 2014

George "Junior" Isaacs, 79 Years, 7 months and 9 Days, of Wakeman, formerly of Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his sister's home in Avon Lake following a battle with Cancer. Mr. Isaacs was born August 9, 1934 in Deane, Kentucky and had worked as a coal miner. He was a member of the Baptist church and the United Mine Workers Union. In his spare time he enjoyed farming. ...
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James E. Pence

October 20, 1928 - March 17, 2014

James E. Pence of Elyria, passed away peacefully at his home after a long illness on Monday, March 17, 2014. He was born on October 20, 1928 in Carter County, KY and has resided in Elyria since 1952. Jim served in the US Navy 1948 to 1950 and then moved to Ohio. He was employed at both General Industries and Ridge Tool as a Grinding Specialist. After retirement, he enjoyed collecting antiques. ...
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Sharon Marie Kole

August 13, 1946 - March 16, 2014

SHARON M. KOLE (nee O'Grady), 67, passed on to the Lord on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Most beloved wife of 48 years of Richard, Sr.; dearest mother of Michael (Ame) and Richard, Jr. (Holly); beloved grandmother of Alexander (Liz), Savannah, Reagan, Isabel, Gage and Ethan, and great-grandmother of Scarlet; sister of Barbara Ross, Owen O'Grady and Liz O'Grady; daughter of the late Elizabeth O'Grady ...
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Letha Furci

December 22, 1922 - March 15, 2014

Letha Furci (nee Mills), 91 of Elyria, formerly of Lorain, passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. Mrs. Furci was born, December 22, 1922 at the family farm house in East Lynn, Wayne County, West Virginia. Letha went to work during WWII as a welder at the Cadillac Tank Plant, Cleveland and then after the war and for a good part of her...
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Josephine K. Taborac

February 25, 1928 - March 15, 2014

Josephine K. Taborac (nee Czak), 86 of Avon Lake formerly of Sheffield Township, passed away, Saturday, March 15, 2014, after a long illness at the Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake, under the care of the dear staff of Cross Roads Hospice. Josephine was born February 25, 1928 in Elyria. She was a graduate of Elyria High School. In her earlier years she worked as a secretary at Bendix...
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Lorraine C. Shelton

April 26, 1940 - March 14, 2014

Lorraine C. Shelton (nee LeGendre), 73; loving wife of the late Dick Shelton; dear mother of Richard Shelton, Paul Shelton and the late Debbie Schreffler. Grandmother of Alicia Duyvejonck (Jeff) and Eric Shelton; great grandmother of Hanna, Chandra and Kylie; dear companion to George Douglas; close companion to dog, Pepper. Passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. Services will be private. 440...
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Robert Dravis

August 18, 1931 - March 14, 2014

Robert F.Dravis, age 82 of Cleveland, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran: loving father of Karen Tanner (David), Mark (Shelly), Kevin (Bernadette), Renee, Regina and Paul; dear grandfather of thirteen; great-grandfather of three; brother of the late Joseph and friend of many. Passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. Cremation by Busch Crematory. Private Inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park....
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Jack Hutchinson

November 16, 1951 - March 13, 2014

Jack Hutchinson, age 62 of Brunswick, U.S. Army Veteran; beloved husband of Doreen (nee Fink) for 27 years; beloved son of Gordon and Veronica (nee Matusz); loving father of Laura Murchie (Patrick), David (Gwen) and Chelsea Hollister; dear grandfather of Ethan, Lucas, Abigail, Emma, Juliana and Caroline; son of Gordon and Veronica (nee Matusz); brother of James, Barbara, Diane Nygaard ...
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Andrew P. Kraniske

November 5, 1943 - March 13, 2014

ANDREW P. KRANISKE of Cleveland. Beloved husband of Judith C. Kraniske (nee Caton), devoted father of Matthew Kraniske (Bonnie), Jennifer Kraniske and Julie Belleville (Douglas), loving grandfather of Eric, Justin, Carter, Alison, Ava and Benjamin, dear son of the late Andrew and Teresa Kraniske (nee DiDonna), dearest brother of Richard Kraniske (Linda) and Annette Hlavaty (Jeff), loving uncle of...
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Sharon Ann Liebermann

November 15, 1929 - March 13, 2014

Sharon Ann Liebermann, age 84 of Parma; dearest mother of Sandra Wayne (Lawrence); beloved daughter of the late Charles and Clara Sievert: most loving sister of Dolores Smith (Donald); special beloved grandmother of Emily and Marina Powe and Josiah and Katrina Koly; and cherished friend of many. Passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 18,...
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Larry L. Edwards

December 18, 1944 - March 13, 2014

Larry L. Edwards, 69, loving father of Jennette Tumney (George) and David Edwards; devoted grandfather of Jessica, Kaitlyn, Megan, and Angel; and great grandfather of Anthony Jr. Passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014. Funeral service at the funeral home on Monday, March 17 at 1pm. Interment at Resthaven Memory Gardens to follow. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Road, Avon...
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Barbara Jeanne Doenecke

October 9, 1937 - March 12, 2014

Barbara J. Doenecke (nee Irons), 76 of Rocky River; beloved wife to Stanley for 58 years; loving mother of Bruce (Thomas Gibson), Susan Schneerer, Lisa Doenecke (David Parrisher); devoted grandmother of Anthony Geraldi (Hilarie), Tyler Schneerer and Cassandra Parrisher. Barbara passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She had a successful 30 year career as a nurse and was a Red Coat volunteer at...
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Gwen Chapman Paine

May 23, 1928 - March 12, 2014

Gwen Chapman Paine 85 of Avon Lake, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake. Gwen was born May 23, 1928 in Troy New York to Wallace and Aurilla (nee Horton) Chapman. In her early years Gwen lived in the low income town of Schagticoke, New York, north of Troy near the Hudson River. She attended a one-room schoolhouse where her intense desire to read was...
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Grace Anderson Puhl

January 15, 1924 - March 11, 2014

Grace Anderson Puhl, 90, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Tuesday evening at the Towne Center Community Campus. A native of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she was a 1941 graduate of Meyers High School. Upon graduation, she worked briefly as a color retoucher at Ace Hoffman Photography Studios. In later years, she was employed at Irem Temple's Shrine Circus Office. Following Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972, she...
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Marlene B. Hanson

September 26, 1934 - March 11, 2014

Marlene B. Hanson (nee Kunde), 79, mother of Dee Anne (Leonidas) Delacruz, Jeffrey (Sharon) Hanson, Steven (Milagros) Hanson, and Kristine Hanson; grandmother of Benjamin, Zacarias, Nicole, Kelli, Erik, and David; great-grandmother of Isabella; and sister of Marvin (Emily) Kunde. Preceded in death by brother, Maurice Kunde and parents. Passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Private graveside...
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Helen M. Walaszewski

June 20, 1955 - March 11, 2014

HELEN M. WALASZEWSKI (nee Amrhein), age 58 of Parma Heights. Beloved wife of Michael G. Walaszewski for 34 years. Devoted mother of Michael G. Walaszewski Jr. (Trisha) and Nikki Walaszewski, loving grandmother of Layna Barroso, cherished daughter of the late John and Kathleen Amrhein, dear sister of Jack Amrhein (Claudia), daughter-in-law of Helen Stewart, cherished sister-in-law, aunt, cousin...
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Albert William Schmitter

September 2, 1932 - March 11, 2014

Albert William Schmitter, age 81, of Seven Hills, Ohio, beloved husband of the late Wilma E. Schmitter who passed away in April 2005; loving father of William J. Schmitter and Robert A. Schmitter; dear grandfather of Alexandra R. Schmitter; brother of the late Marguerite Schmitter. Mr. Schmitter was a graduate of J.F. Rhodes High School in Cleveland, was a graduate of the United States Military...
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Rudolf A. Risch

January 26, 1922 - March 10, 2014

RUDOLF A. RISCH, age 92 of Parma. Beloved husband of Hildegard (nee Wendt) for 69 years. Loving brother, uncle and friend of many. Rudolf was a Mechanical Engineer at BP for forty plus years. He was a member of the German Schlaraffen Club. Passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. Service at Hope Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 2447 Center Road, Hinckley, Ohio on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM....
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Dorothy Jane Hawthorne

May 24, 1926 - March 10, 2014

Dorothy Hawthorne (nee Snoots), 87; beloved wife of the late Morris L Hawthorne; dear mother of Debbie Hawthorne (Mike Heniken) and Jan Maxson (Dan); loving grandmother of Nathan Heniken; sister of Wannie Ballantine, the late George & William "Dick" Snoots and Lula Nel Krebs. Passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, March 15 at 3:00pm. In...
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Miriam Victoria Riegelsberger

June 9, 1927 - March 10, 2014

Miriam Victoria Riegelsberger (nee Dellinger) 86 of Avon passed away, Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. Mrs. Riegelsberger was born June 9, 1927 in Lorain and had lived in Avon the past 65 years. Mrs. Riegelsberger was a 1945 graduate of Lorain High School. She was a homemaker and kept the books for the family heating and air conditioning business. Miriam loved her church...
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Dale Allen Vonderau

October 7, 1924 - March 9, 2014

Dale Allen Vonderau, a long-time resident of Rocky River, passed away on March 9, 2014. Dale believed in involvement, both in business and in community service. He gave of himself and was alert to the viewpoints of others. His enthusiasm was contagious and he made all of us laugh at the most difficult times. Undergirding all was his humility and compassion for others. He related superbly to...
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Donna M. Tompkins

March 21, 1952 - March 9, 2014

Donna M. Tompkins (nee Purcell), age 61 of Cleveland; beloved wife of the late Ricardo H. Tompkins; loving mother of Nicole (Richard Benson) and David (Ashley:deceased); dear grandmother of Simone, Richard III, NaShea, Siobhan, Christopher,(Nicole's) Austin, Xavier and Jade (David's); great-grandmother of Anthony; sister of Thomas Purcell, Kathy Vivian, Verne Joyce, Michael Purcell, Dennis...
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Norman A. Hemme

April 9, 1923 - March 9, 2014

Norman A. Hemme, age 90 of Seven Hills, WWII Army Veteran; ;beloved husband of the late Evelyn R. (nee Suhm), devoted father of Jeanette Kraidich (John), Dennis (Diane) and Jeff Hemme (Ann), loving grandfather of nine; and great-grandfather of nine;, great-great-grandfather of one and friend of many. Passed away on March 9, 2014. Memorials may be forwarded to Parma Heights Baptist Church, 8971...
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