Family Login:

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

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.

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

Our Obituaries

Lauretta Mae Fuller

January 6, 1928 - April 23, 2017

Lauretta Mae Fuller (nee Farabaugh), 89, of Cuyahoga Falls, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Lauretta resided in Lorain County for nearly most of her life, and was employed for many years as licensed practical nurse at Saint Joseph and Lorain Community Hospitals, retiring in 1993. Lauretta is survived by her son, Rick J. Fuller (Lisa Pierleone) of Avon Lake; her...
View Tribute »

Raymond John Schmitz

September 11, 1924 - April 23, 2017

Raymond John Schmitz, 92 of Avon Lake, formerly of North Olmsted, passed away at Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Mr. Schmitz was born September 11, 1924 in Cleveland. He had lived for 58 years in North Olmsted, before moving to Avon Lake in 2011. Mr. Schmitz was a US Army veteran, who served in Korea. Following his honorable discharge from the service he began a...
View Tribute »

Nadine R. Halbach

March 6, 1925 - April 23, 2017

Nadine R. Halbach (nee Linden), 92, of Sheffield Lake for 57 years, formerly of Dover (Westlake), passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in her own home after a long and happy life. Nadine was born on March 6, 1925 in Lorain, and devoted her entire life to her family. She was a member of St. Thomas and a bowling league. She always worked the election booth and was a bingo player. ...
View Tribute »

John Szotyk

June 15, 1926 - April 22, 2017

Beloved uncle and cousin of many. Funeral service at the Funeral Home Saturday April 29 at 12:00pm. Interment West Park Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 4334 Pearl Road, Cleveland, from 11:00am-12:00pm Saturday. 216-741-7700
View Tribute »

Heidi Piwkowski

July 12, 1957 - April 21, 2017

Heidi Piwkowski, age 59 of Parma; beloved daughter of the late Leo J. and the late Dorothy Piwkowski; loving niece of the following deceased, Elizabeth Zielinski, Mary Petro, Clara Miller, Henry Piwkowski, Stanley Piwkowski and Ann Bistak; cousin to many. Heidi passed away April 21, 2017. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at noon at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE ROAD,...
View Tribute »

Doreen Stepnowski

August 4, 1961 - April 20, 2017

Doreen Stepnowski, 55, daughter of Gail Stetina and the late Donald "Sonny" Stepnowski; loving sister of Eric Moss (Lisa), John Hrivnak (Cheryl), Dennis Hrivnak (Ruth), Kathrine Frye and twin sister Donna Shelby (Steve); 12 nieces and nephews and 18 great nieces and nephews. Passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. All services private. Cremation by Busch Crematory. 440-333-9774
View Tribute »

Robin Richards

February 5, 1955 - April 20, 2017

Robin S. Richards (née Shaw), 62, of Bay Village, loving wife of 40 years to John; cherished mother of Mary Scheutzow (Ryan); daughter of Therese Shaw-Jones and the late Robert Shaw; sister of Mary Timmins (the late John), Fred Shaw (Diane), Phil Shaw (Dawn), and Bo Shaw (Elizabeth); aunt to many nieces and nephews; dear friend of the Lovett family and many others, peacefully passed away...
View Tribute »

Lucy Nichols Turrittin

February 14, 1934 - April 18, 2017

Lucy Nichols Turrittin: Lucy, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18th. Beloved wife of 60 years of James Turrittin; mother of Tammy Macek (Jerry), Rebecca Amon (Mike) and Timothy Turrittin (Brigid). Grammy to Lt. Jacob Amon, USN (Zoe), Taylor Amon, Emily Amon, Carli Turrittin, Page Turrittin and Will Turrittin. Beloved sister of Catherine Nichols McIIvain (David). Preceded...
View Tribute »

Vlasta "Val" Fugitt

December 23, 1919 - April 18, 2017

Farmer & homemaker on family 136 acre dairy farm. Attended Elyria High School & Huntington United Church. Val & her husband wintered in Florida & loved to travel. Loved adventure, went parasailing and whitewater rafting in her 80s. Survived by her son Richard "Dick" Fugitt (Mary); daughters Millie "Jeanie" Legg (Ben), Patricia "Peg" Birchfield (Don); grandchildren Gary (Debbie), Wayne, Brian ...
View Tribute »

Robbie "Granny" King

June 10, 1936 - April 18, 2017

Raised in the Baptist Faith & raised her children for the Lord. Enjoyed bingo, growing plants & flowers, time with her children & grandchildren. All the kids in the neighborhood knew her as granny; everyone knew & loved her. Survived by her children Patricia (Randy) Lenmeyer-Panter, Carolyn (Wayne) Lilly, Willie (Nina) King, Bobby (Anita) King, Charlie King, Sheila (Rick) McCartney; many...
View Tribute »

Howard Silberhorn

January 27, 1948 - April 18, 2017

SILBERHORN, Howard J., age 69.; loving husband of the late Mary Ann (nee Bezek); dear father of Howard W. (Pam), Patricia Spurlock (the late Billy Joe), and Meredith Cooper (Rob); grandfather of Jason, Sarah, Christopher Spurlock, Robbie and Jonathan Cooper; great-grandfather of Savannah and Jayson Spurlock; brother of William; beloved brother-in-law of Matilda Matusik (David); son of the late...
View Tribute »

Donald Hawley

October 23, 1930 - April 18, 2017

DONALD R. HAWLEY, Sr., age 86 of North Royalton. Beloved husband of Sharon L. Hawley (nee Runyan) for 18 Years. Devoted father of Donald R. Hawley, Jr. (deceased), Cindy Nau (Rick), Charles Hawley (Carrie), Michael Kuharik (deceased), Paula Kuharik and Tina Kuharik; loving grandfather of Shelly Pfeil, Donald R. Hawley, Crissy Stojanovic, Matthew Hawley, Ashley Hawley, Ashley Kuharik and Stephen...
View Tribute »

Jack Nelich

December 4, 1933 - April 17, 2017

Jack Frank Nelich, 83, born December 4, 1933 and died April 17, 2017. Son of the late John and Eleanor Nelich. Jack was an Army veteran who worked for Eastern Airlines for 36 years and for the North Royalton City School District for 10 years as a school bus driver. Jack was an avid fisherman, and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Jack is survived by his wife, Luverne (nee Vanek) Nelich,...
View Tribute »

Mable Irene Wachter

March 1, 1912 - April 16, 2017

Mable Irene Wachter (nee Byers), formerly of Chillicothe, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Strongsville, Ohio at the age of 105. Mable was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to Florence and Ivan Byers on March 1, 1912. She lived in Chillicothe most of her life and graduated from Chillicothe High School and worked as a court clerk at the Chillicothe Court House. She married William J....
View Tribute »

Elaine M. Bielniak

April 16, 2017

Elaine M. Bielniak (nee Stewart), of Parma Ohio, beloved wife of 51 years of the late Henry "Hank" Bielniak; loving father of Janis Gioia (Geff) and Prisilla Sinito (Charles); dear grandmother of Ryan and Elise Gioia; cherished companion of "Georgie" her toy poodle. Elaine was a loving mother and grandmother, an executive assistant, an animal lover (especially Georgie and Snoopy) and was...
View Tribute »

Patricia Staufer

December 18, 1927 - April 16, 2017

PATRICIA L. STAUFER (nee Elliott), age 89 of Parma. Beloved wife of the late William Robert "Bill" Staufer. Loving Mother of Jennifer Madercic (Dan, deceased), Christopher Staufer (Laura) and Geoff Staufer (Angie); dear Grandmother of Danny (Fiance' Brittany Czinger), Stephanie, Bailey, Emily, Maxwell, Logan and Evan; dear Sister of Paul Elliott (deceased), Virginia Sparks, Colleen Wilkinson,...
View Tribute »

James Carl "Jim" Murray

July 19, 1957 - April 15, 2017

James "Jim" Carl Murray, 59, of Elyria passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home. He was born July 19, 1957 in Elyria. Jim retired from working construction. He was an avid sports fan … he loved the Indians, Browns, and OSU. He also loved to fish and his family. He is survived by his companion Debbie Merryman; children Jennifer Murray, Nick Murray, Kerry Putnam, Patricia Putnam,...
View Tribute »

Dorothy "Dee" Ewing

August 14, 1941 - April 15, 2017

Dorothy "Dee" Ewing (nee Krachko), age 75 of Concord Twp. Beloved mother of Deborah Leo (Ron); stepmother of Ric Ewing and Denise Johnson; dear sister of the late Gary Krachko and aunt of Tim Krachko (Noreen). Dee passed away Saturday April 15, 2017. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, PO Box 32141, New York, NY 10087-2141. Funeral Services...
View Tribute »

Charles Joseph Passe

October 10, 1936 - April 15, 2017

Charles Joseph Passe October 10, 1936 - April 15, 2017 Charles Joseph Passe, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. Devoted husband of Margaret Eileen and father to Debbie and Tom Dios, Gregory and Michele Sluka, Charles and Roberta Passe, Robert and Therese Passe, Eileen and Andrew Pech, and Tom and RaeJean Passe. Adoring grandfather of Caitlin,...
View Tribute »

Carol A. Hinz

May 14, 1938 - April 15, 2017

Carol A. Hinz (nee Leffler), 78, beloved wife of the late Charles; fun-loving mother of Becky Derifield (Shawn), Chrissie Mazzeo, Charles (Michelle), David (Megan), and Wesley Hollis (Kelly); caring and doting grandmother of Rachel, Grayson, Kelson, Thomas, Gavin, and Mary Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to the American Heart...
View Tribute »

John W. Bonar

November 25, 1930 - April 15, 2017

John W. Bonar, 86, of Sheffield Lake, passed away Saturday April 15, 2017 peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 25, 1930 in Ohio County, WV and moved to Sheffield Lake 57 years ago. Mr. Bonar served in the Merchant Marines and then in the Air Force where he helped to build airstrips in Libya. He was employed as a supervisor at General Motors in Brook Park...
View Tribute »

Gayle Gibson

March 14, 1942 - April 15, 2017

Gayle Gibson, 75, beloved wife of Chuck; dear mother of Erin Purington and the late Eric; loving grandmother of Nicholas Purington; sister of Donald Thompson and Norman Thompson. Passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Gayle was a longtime teacher at the North Royalton Middle School. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Southwest Hospice, 18659 Drake Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136 and to...
View Tribute »

Roger James Cahl

April 22, 1957 - April 14, 2017

Served in the US Marine Corp from 1976-1979. Lance Corporal in the Special Forces Recon Unit. Earned the Rifle Expert award, Silver Jump Wings award and the Good Conduct Medal. He enjoyed serving his community by volunteering at the Elyria Salvation Army. Survived by his children, Michael James Cahl of California; Melissa Rose Cahl of Boston, and Michael Kevin Cahl of Elyria; sister, Debra Cahl...
View Tribute »

Betty M. Feldkircher

April 28, 1923 - April 13, 2017

Betty M. Feldkircher (nee Spiegelberg), beloved wife of the late Wallace D.; beloved sister of Doris Mae Sweeny (the late Joseph); daughter of the late Harry and Marie Spiegelberg (nee Harsch); dear sister-in-law of Randall Herron and the late Gladys Herron, Robert, and Elaine Feldkircher; dear aunt of Jan Silla (Paul) and great-aunt of Lauren; cousin and friend to many. Memorial contributions...
View Tribute »

Russell Albert Verlinden

February 15, 1955 - April 13, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Russell A. Verlinden announces his passing on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the age of 62 years. Russell will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 33 years Christine L. Verlinden (nee Osiek); beloved son of Marilyn Verlinden (nee Jackson), and the late Joseph Verlinden; dear brother of Karen Verlinden Redli, Jeffery Verlinden, and the late Gary...
View Tribute »

Kim (nee Miller) Pallardy

October 8, 1962 - April 13, 2017

Kim Renee Pallardy (nee Miller), 54, of Elyria passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 following a lengthy battle with various illnesses. She was born October 8, 1962 in Cleveland. Kim was a waitress at various restaurants and a secretary at Elyria Memorial Hospital for several years. She enjoyed bingo, casinos, crocheting, and loved her grandkids. Kim is survived by her daughter Jena Pallardy ...
View Tribute »

John "Barback Jack" May

August 21, 1956 - April 12, 2017

John "Barback Jack" May, 60, of Cleveland, loving husband of the late Rita (nee Willmarth); beloved father of John (Michelle) and William (Amanda); devoted grandpa of Emma, Hailey, Cadence, and Jaxson; cherished son of Ruth Kurz and the late John C. May; dear friend of many. Passed away April 12, 2017. A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 18, from 6-8pm at the Busch Funeral Home,...
View Tribute »

Ferne D. Matey

May 19, 1921 - April 12, 2017

Ferne D. Matey, Age 95. Born May 19, 1921 in Cleveland, OH to Albert and Jenny Schnacke. Passed away April 12, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Proceeded in death by her husband of 60 years, Peter. Loving mother of Bonnie Haumann (John) of San Antonio, TX and Marcia Aschenberger (Johann) of Ried, Austria. Grandmother of 4 and great grandmother of 6. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to...
View Tribute »

Clarke Foote Martin

December 20, 1923 - April 12, 2017

Clarke Foote Martin, age 93, lifelong resident of Brooklyn Heights, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Beloved husband of 70 years to Virginia Mabel Cornell Martin, father of Kenneth Clarke Martin, Millicent Louise "Penny" Martin-Shultz, Russell Gene Martin, Wallis Leslie Martin and Susann Jean Martin Aldrich. Grandfather of 10 (Kathleen, Elizabeth, Russell and Fredrick Martin-Shultz; James, Andrew...
View Tribute »

John G. Burkhardt, Sr.

December 26, 1931 - April 12, 2017

John G. Burkhardt, Sr., 85 of Strongsville, beloved wife of Sandra L. (nee VanTuyl) Burkhardt; loving father of Kathy Szappanos (Frank), John Jr. (Sara), Linda (deceased), Kari Parker (Bill, deceased), Teresa (Renee), David, Scott (Trisha), Valerie; grandfather to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; dear brother of Dorothy Durrell. Passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Celebration...
View Tribute »

Jean Nowak

July 11, 1924 - April 12, 2017

Jean Nowak (nee Ferencz), 92, of Avon Lake, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jean was born on July 11, 1924 in Cleveland. She volunteered for the U.S. Air Force Ground Observer Corps in Avon Lake in the 1950's. Jean worked for the Saddle Inn, Aquamarine, and Ford Motor Company. She loved her dogs, nature, and wildlife. Jean is survived by her children, Charles Nowak (Mary Ann) and...
View Tribute »

George Gore

October 26, 1939 - April 11, 2017

George Gore, 77, of Avon, formerly of Kirtland. Loving husband of Janet (nee Haas); beloved father of Kelly O'Brien (David), Daniel (Meg), and Shannon Gore; step-father of Matthew Smith (April), Daniel Smith (Anne), and Scott Smith (Amanda); devoted grandfather of Aidan, Kyle, Megan, Katy, Tim, Connor, Trent, Addison, Grant, Ben, Ava, Annabel, and Parker; dear brother of Nancy, John, Michele,...
View Tribute »

Beverly E. Holzworth

August 10, 1937 - April 11, 2017

Beverly E. Holzworth (nee Hyder), 79. Beloved wife of Lawrence, married 60 years; loving mother of Douglas (Ann), David (Margaret), Daniel (Holly), and Lori Millard; grandmother of Israel, Christopher (Kara), Katie, Matthew, Marissa, Alex, Zoe, Abby, and Alexis; and great-grandmother of Jordyn and Asher. Passed away Tuesday April 11, 2017. Memorial services will be held at a later date. (440...
View Tribute »

Donald Dieckhoner

January 19, 1930 - April 11, 2017

Donald E. Dieckhoner, age 87 died peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2017; beloved husband of 53 years to Margaret (nee Ryan) (deceased); loving father of James (deceased) and Mary (Keith) Ranallo; brother of Mary Lou and Darlene (Richard, Deceased) Kunath and the following deceased, Franklin (Doris), Richard (Barbara), Kenneth (Irene) and Theodore (Catherine). Proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Any...
View Tribute »

William C. Davis

May 6, 1952 - April 11, 2017

William Davis, 64, of Cleveland, beloved husband of Debra (née Caudill); loving father of Rachele Davis, Nicole Comerford (Daniel), Bruce Caudill, Kristina Torres (Giovanni), Samantha Taylor (Nicholas); devoted grandfather of Christina, Anilisa, Walter, Jr., Brandon, Johnathon, Elizabeth, Dominic, Jaiden, Nicholas, Nicolette, Gianna, and Nadiya; dear brother of the late Eugene Davis; and brother...
View Tribute »

Dolores Mae Drabek

May 3, 1928 - April 10, 2017

Dolores Mae Drabek (nee Bartkowiak), age 88, of Parma, Ohio; beloved wife of Martin S. Drabek for over 67 years; loving mother of Martin W. Drabek (Amy), Dennis J. Drabek, and the late Scott A. Drabek; dear grandmother of Heather Prendergast (John), Jennifer Drabek (Eli Hazen, fiancé), and Stephen Drabek; sister of the late Betty Blaizgis, and the late Janet Wilson; aunt of many nieces and...
View Tribute »

Jeannette (nee Pack) Peggs

August 2, 1926 - April 10, 2017

Jeannette had a passion for her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid reader and family librarian. She is well loved and will be deeply missed. She leaves behind her daughters Cheryl Davis, Barbara Bohoric, Debra McIntosh; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Dale Peggs, children...
View Tribute »

Joseph Arnold

January 16, 1931 - April 10, 2017

Joseph Arnold, 86, beloved husband of Renate (nee Schlecht) of 52 years; loving father of Monika and Ingrid; devoted grandfather of Erich Schnack; son of the late Peter and Anna; brother of the late Hans. Passed on Monday, April 10, 2017. Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call at the BABITT-BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 9350 RIDGE RD, NORTH ROYALTON, on Thursday, April 13 at 10:00...
View Tribute »

Craig A. Ricci

July 1, 1957 - April 10, 2017

Craig A. Ricci, 59, beloved son of the late Albert and Janet; brother of Carl and Cris (Karen A.); nephew of Gloria Eggert (Bill, deceased) and Lenore Hogue (Bill, deceased); uncle and great uncle of Brooke, Vincent, Holly, and Nathan and many others. Passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017. He will be greatly missed by numerous friends including Karen C. Ricci, who were there until the end. In...
View Tribute »

Mary Ann Gill

April 10, 1933 - April 9, 2017

Ex-wife of Police Chief Robert Gill, East Cleveland Police Dept. Survived by sons, R J (FL), Joe (CO), David (SC), and Michael (GA); daughters Little Mare & Eugenia ("Biscuits") both deceased; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Daughter of Theo & Augie Schill; sister of Florence, Augie Jr., & Gene. She was a force of nature and emotionally challenging – capable of being both loving...
View Tribute »

Keith J. Blaze

July 17, 1950 - April 9, 2017

KEITH J. BLAZE of Parma. Beloved husband of Debra A. Blaze (nee Cuccia) for 35 years. Devoted father of Ken Blaze (Kristen), Therese Blaze (James Novick) and Tracie Craig (Bryan); loving grandfather of Luca and Rio Blaze; cherished son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Blazevicius (nee Chappo); dear brother of the late Donna Sabat and Kenneth Blazevicius; cherished uncle and friend of many. Passed...
View Tribute »

Molly Corpas

August 31, 1934 - April 9, 2017

Molly Jean Corpas (née Leontes), born August 31, 1934, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 9, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Cherished wife of Constantine L., Corpas (Gust); loving mother of Catherine and Gus Bitounis, Jeanne and Tony Paras, Antonia and Nick Papanikolaou; adored grandmother of Peter, the late Dean, Leah, Taki, Michael, Malina, and Alexa; dear aunt and godmother...
View Tribute »

Doris Margaret Dickens

December 16, 1931 - April 9, 2017

DORIS M. DICKENS (nee Raistakka), age 85 of Parma. Beloved wife of the late Donal D. Dickens. Loving mother of Darl Dickens, deceased, Sharon Kempffer (Daniel), and Steve Dickens (Carol); dear grandmother of Cassandra Putre, Kevin Kempffer, Danette Stone, Jesse Dickens, Savannah Dickens, SaraMae Dickens and great-grandmother of Dominic, Giavanna, Kevin, and Kaitlin; dear sister of Wesley ...
View Tribute »

Edward M. "Corky" Kern

December 1, 1935 - April 8, 2017

Edward M. Kern "Corky", age 81 of Parma. Beloved husband of Pat (nee Johnson); best dad ever of Judy, Joan and Eddie; cherished grandpa of Elizabeth, Robert, Steven, Jenna, Charles and Isabelle; great grandpa of Nathan, Logan, Fiona and Preston; dear brother of Dolores Daniels, Vincent and David. Corky passed away Saturday April 8, 2017. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to...
View Tribute »

Nikolaos Paparizos

May 10, 1928 - April 7, 2017

Nikolaos Paparizos age 88, passed into eternal rest Friday, April 7, 2017. Beloved husband for over 56 years to Theodoti (nee: Paskos). Loving father of James (Kateryna) and Michael. Proceeded in death by 5 brothers and sisters. Dear uncle and friend of many. All funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 11, 10am at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 2187 W14th at Fairfield, Reverend...
View Tribute »

Fredric T. Rekstis

April 9, 1959 - April 7, 2017

Fredric T. Rekstis, peacefully passed away on April 7, two days before his 58th birthday. Fred was a graduate of Bay Village High School (1977), University of Cincinnati (1981) and Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1984). After law school, he served as a JAG in the Army from 1985-1988. When he wasn't practicing law, Fred liked to watch and read about American history, particularly...
View Tribute »

William "Billy" Reddick

December 3, 1954 - April 7, 2017

William "Billy" Reddick, 62, loving son of Hope Reddick and the late James Reddick; brother of James (Hellen) Snyder and Robert Reddick; uncle of Olga Snyder; dear friend of Carolyn, Laura, Jerry, and many others from Welcome House and Bethesda Lutheran, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2017. A funeral service will be held at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview...
View Tribute »

Mary L. Schumacher

May 5, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Mary L. Schumacher (nee McCoy) age 90 of Aurora. devoted wife of the late Charles Schumacher; loving mother of David (Jane), Katherine Stuhler (David), Charles III, Jane Taylor (Phil), Tina Santamaria (Joe) and the late John; cherished grandmother of 15; great grandmother of 11; beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha McCoy; dear sister of Ferne, June, Sherman "Bud", Dale, Thornton "Hap",...
View Tribute »

Anna Marie Lazar

April 25, 1931 - April 7, 2017

Anna Marie Lazar (nee Seaman) age 85 of Parma. Beloved wife of 58 years to George J. Lazar, Sr. Loving mother of Georgeanne Urminski (Joseph Soto), George Jr. (Marge) and Suzanne Berger; cherished grandmother of Sean Conroy (Emily), Christopher Urminski, Alex Feliciano (Alicia), Emily Berger, Vincent Lazar, Derek Berger, Valerie Lazar; dear sister of Theresa Beno and Frank Seman. Anna was a very...
View Tribute »

J. Rich Novotny

July 27, 1939 - April 6, 2017

J. Rich Novotny "Smiley", 77, lifelong resident of Avon Lake, passed away, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, April 6, 2017, at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, following a brief battle with brain cancer. Rich was born on July 27, 1939 in Lorain, and was a 1958 graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Lorain. He was a mail carrier with the Avon Lake Post Office, retiring in 1992 after 29 years. Rich...
View Tribute »

Daniel J. Kruzer

July 1, 1983 - April 4, 2017

Daniel J. Kruzer, 33, beloved husband of Andrea; dear son of David and Peggy (née Rybicki); brother of D.J. (Adrienne), Aaron (former wife Tiffany), and Amy Richmond (Michael); uncle of Caleb, Elsa, and Liana; grandson of Richard Kruzer (Dolores), the late Victoria Kruzer, and Bob and Gladys Rybicki, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at...
View Tribute »

Violet Clara Rak

April 28, 1925 - April 3, 2017

Violet Clara Rak, age 92, Born on April 28, 1925. Passed Away on April 3, 2017.Beloved Spouse of the late William Rak (Veteran), Mother of Ronnie, Dennis, Diane Custer, Donald, and Dale. Past member of Twirlaways and Brookpark Square Dance Clubs. North Royalton resident since 1960. Final resting place will be at West Park Cemetery, Section 27, Lot C, Tier 11, Grave 22. Memorial services will be...
View Tribute »

Robert Malin

November 27, 1935 - April 3, 2017

Robert V. Malin, 81, a life-long resident of Elyria, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. He was born November 27, 1935. Robert is survived by his children Kathy Corcoran (Dan), Michael and Tommy Milan (deceased), Jerry Milan, Sherry Williams (Ken) and Danny Milan (Holly); 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley (nee Hemlinger), his parents Henry...
View Tribute »

Ressie Eileen Richmond

October 29, 1937 - April 2, 2017

Ressie Eileen Richmond, 79, of North Royalton, beloved wife of the late Arman Richmond; Dear sister of Edna Brown (deceased), Marjorie Myers, Louetta Gibson (Homer), Joann Ferrante (deceased), Betty Dean (Dave), Dorothy Gonzoles, Rondall Dean, Roger Dean (deceased), Dwight Dean (deceased); Loving aunt and great aunt. Passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Eileen loved lighthouses, collecting...
View Tribute »

Charles "Gene" E. Reed

April 11, 1938 - April 1, 2017

Charles E. Reed, 78, of Wellington, passed away peacefully at his home following a lengthy illness on Saturday, April 1, 2017. He was born to Grant and Flora (nee Stump) Reed on April 11, 1938 in Lorain, OH. He spent most of his childhood in Lorain County with the exception of a couple of his younger years in West Virginia. Charles, or Gene as his family called him, proudly served in the...
View Tribute »

Paul Richards

July 14, 1942 - April 1, 2017

Paul E. Richards age 74, entered into rest on April fool's day, fitting for a man with a great sense of humor. Loving husband of Judie (nee Lehrke). Loving father of Kimberly A. Richards, Michelle L. Stewart (Jason) and Paul W. Richards. Dearest grandfather of Jacob, Justin and Aidan. Dear brother of the late Karen Senz. Dear Uncle, Great Uncle and Friend of many. Paul was a member of...
View Tribute »

Virginia C. Sinko

October 28, 1914 - March 31, 2017

VIRGINIA SINKO (nee Cerny), age 102. Beloved wife of the late Michael A.; loving mother of Dale M. (deceased), Donald A. (Catherine), and Barbara A. Kereky (Larry); grandmother of Gregory (Emily), Stephanie, and Bradley Sinko; great grandmother of Maxwell Sinko. Virginia was preceded in death by seven siblings. A private memorial service was held. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a...
View Tribute »

Frederick C. Ehninger

September 3, 1927 - March 31, 2017

Frederick C. Ehninger, age 89 of Parma; beloved husband of the late Doris (nee Schmitt); loving brother of Nancy Ehninger and the late Eloise Strenk and Bob and George Ehninger; uncle of Donna, Gary, Edward, Sharon and Patricia. Passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. Fred was a proud Air Force veteran and a teacher for over 30 years in the greater Cleveland school systems. Funeral service to be...
View Tribute »

Lawrence Robert Wolcott

May 7, 1962 - March 31, 2017

Lawrence Robert Wolcott, 54, beloved husband of Renee ( nee Wiltshire); loving brother of Gail Tepper (Glenn) and Carol Sheehe (Christopher); uncle and great-uncle; son of the late Jack and June Wolcott. Passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. Memorials may be forwarded to Ridge Road United Church of Christ, 6050 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129. Service at Ridge Road United Church of Christ Saturday,...
View Tribute »

Joseph Anton Bukala

November 24, 1923 - March 31, 2017

Joseph A. Bukala, age 93, of Seven Hills, Ohio; beloved husband of 67 years of the late Jennie T. Bukala (nee Gruzd) who passed away in April 2016; loving father of and Good Buddy of Cheryl Kline (Phil), Marsha Bukala, and Donna Felty (Dave); dear grandfather of Jennifer and Danielle Kline; brother of Father Casey Bukala, S.J., and the late Stella Kuczynski, the late Helen Kosnosky, and the late...
View Tribute »

Shirley Morris

March 1, 1930 - March 31, 2017

Shirley Lou Morris (nee McCully), 87, of Parma, beloved wife of the late Tom; loving mother of Tom, Bob (Sally), and Linda Morris; dear grandmother of Jessica, Matt, Stacy, Eric, Jennifer, Isaac, and Natalie; great-grandma of 7. Passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. Shirley taught Kindergarten for many years in the Parma City School District. Memorial contributions are suggested to All Saints...
View Tribute »

Richard T. Johnson

September 27, 1922 - March 30, 2017

Richard T. Johnson, age 94 of Parma. Beloved husband of the late Vivian (nee Anderson); loving father of the late Gary M. Johnson and the late Dale R. Johnson; and uncle. WWII veteran. He was a mechanical engineer for the steel industry. Richard passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), 7010 Engle Road #100,...
View Tribute »

Caroline Rhoden Yanik

August 31, 1950 - March 30, 2017

Caroline Rhoden Yanik, 66, formerly of New Orleans, passed away at Life Care Center Westlake on Thursday, March 30, 2017, due to complications of Alzheimer's. Caroline was born on August 31, 1950 in Windber, PA, and was a 1968 graduate of Lorain High School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Phys Ed from The Ohio State University, and a Master's Degree in Fitness Management from the U.S. Sports...
View Tribute »

John D. Vance

November 2, 1954 - March 30, 2017

John D. Vance, MD, 62, of Cortland; beloved father of Ryan (Jill) and Brett (Jessica); devoted Papa of Kayli, Amira, Nikki, Kaley, Gracie, and Ava; loving stepfather of Kelly Hamilton (Aaron) and Jesse Driggers; dear brother of Carey Vance (Curt Hull) and Rick (Judy); good friend and ex-husband of Linn Sears and Susan Vance-Koch; dear uncle of Will and Sam. Preceded in death by his loving...
View Tribute »

Thomas Burson

June 26, 1935 - March 30, 2017

Thomas P. Burson, 81, Beloved husband of Joann (nee Hennings); loving father of Richard (Wendy), Tim (Lynn), Larry (Jean), Jeff Burson, Brent Wirt (Laureena) and Michelle Dragoo (Tony); grandfather of 12 and 1 great grandson; dear brother of Rosemary Hoshstrasser (Bill), Therese Burson and the late Margie Burson-Ricioli; Army veteran, and member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Westlake....
View Tribute »

Russell A. Minerd

June 15, 1950 - March 29, 2017

RUSSELL A. MINERD, age 66 passed away on March 29, 2017. Beloved son of the late Lillian Minerd (Clark) and Wilbert Minerd. Brother of Nancy Arndt (Alan) and nephew of Clarissa Jarvis. Russ was a 1968 graduate of Fairview High School where he was a member of both marching and concert bands. He was also a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served in Germany and Hawaii between 1968 and 1972. After the...
View Tribute »

Todd W. Marshall

January 18, 1961 - March 29, 2017

Todd W. Marshall, 56, of Sheffield Lake, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at home. Todd was born on January 18, 1961 in Pittsburgh, PA, and previously worked at Lloyd Manwell Ford and retired from Exhibit Merchandising in 2013. He was a proud Steelers and Indians fan. Todd is survived by his brothers, Lee D. Marshall of Park City, UT, and Dale Marshall of Fairfield, OH. He was...
View Tribute »

Delores Chipka

January 26, 1929 - March 29, 2017

Delores R. Chipka (nee Ziemann), age 88 of Parma Heights. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Daniel J. Chipka; loving mother of Ruth Ann Bullock (Jim) and James Chipka (Sandy); cherished grandma of Daniel, Ryan (Audrey), Jordan and Jacob; dear sister of Betty Leshan (George) and the late Carl Ziemann (Linda); she was also an aunt of many. Delores loved her God, family, church and serving others. She...
View Tribute »

Robert "Bobby" W. Brown

July 20, 1919 - March 29, 2017

ROBERT "BOBBY" W. BROWN, Jr., age 97 of Parma. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Brown (nee Hanrahan) for 70 years. Cherished son of the late Robert W. Brown, Sr. and Anna Brown (nee Paul); dearest brother of the late Florence Thorsell (Elmer, deceased) dear brother-in-law of the late Richard Hanrahan (Rosemary, deceased);loving uncle of Sharon Hanrahan (John), Tim Hanrahan, Kevin Hanrahan,...
View Tribute »

Elizabeth (nee Atwell) Knopsnyder

August 7, 1941 - March 28, 2017

Elizabeth was born in Welch, West Virginia. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, shopping and cosmetology. Mrs. Knopsnyder is survived by her sons Daniel (Heather) of PA, Randall (Holly) of PA, Shawn (Shawna) of PA; daughter Stephanie of Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; step-daughters Roxanne Eppler and Connie F. Kazer. She was preceded in death by her three brothers,...
View Tribute »

Kenneth Paul Friedrich Baetjer

May 28, 1930 - March 28, 2017

Kenneth Paul Friedrich Baetjer, age 86; beloved husband of the late Marlene; former husband of Geri and loving and devoted companion; loving father of Sharon Luhrs (Mark), Guy, Lisa Atmaca (Necmi) and Holly Cooney (Tom); step father to Angel Malasca (Mike), Pam Jochum (Steve) and Dan Stasek; grandfather of Adam (Carli), Bryan, Amy, Ali, Eren (Olya) and McKenna; step grandfather to Eric, Nick,...
View Tribute »

Richard D. Popp

September 26, 1932 - March 28, 2017

Richard D. Popp, 84, of Bay Village, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was born on September 26, 1932, and served in the Korean War in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Richard earned his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnical Institute in Worcester, MA, and worked for Arrow International and U.S. Steel. He was a member of Bay Presbyterian Church and American Legion...
View Tribute »

Mary K. George

September 5, 1969 - March 27, 2017

Mary K. George (nee Hill), age 47 of Strongsville. Beloved wife of Christopher A. George; loving mother of Matthew C. (deceased), Christine A., Rachel T., and Colleen M.; dear daughter of Thomas J. and Lucia A. Hill; cherished sister of Carol Kahler (Kris), Brian Hill (Julie), Daniel Hill (Jennifer) and John Hill; daughter-in-law of Camilla and the late Harold George; sister-in-law of Michele...
View Tribute »

Kenneth N. Belmont

October 5, 1954 - March 27, 2017

Kenneth N. Belmont, 62, of Avon Lake, formerly of Fairview Park passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Ames Hospice House following four week illness with rare sarcoma. Kenneth was born on October 5, 1954, in Berea, and was a 1973 graduate of Fairview Park High School. He worked as an IT Administrator for AT&T, retiring from the Brecksville location after 41 years. Kenneth was an...
View Tribute »

Frances Martines

March 24, 1931 - March 26, 2017

FRANCES MARTINES (nee Rocco), age 86 of Parma Heights and formerly of Seven Hills. Beloved wife of the late Joseph "Rags" Martines. Devoted mother of Roseann Santora, Sandy Deininger and the late Joey Martines (Karin); loving grandmother of Marci Stewart (Jason), David Epifano (Kanako), Krystal Thompson (Mike), Lauren Deininger, Angela Martines, Sarah Deininger, Kathy Martines (deceased) and...
View Tribute »

Laura C. Hensley

May 8, 1950 - March 26, 2017

Laura Hensley (nee Hayas), age 66, and a resident of Sheffield Lake, passed away March 26, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Laura was born on May 8, 1950 in Columbia Station, Ohio and moved to Sheffield Lake in 1964, where she resided the remainder of her life. She was a 1968 graduate of Brookside High School, received her LPN...
View Tribute »

Jerry F. Marquard

April 10, 1946 - March 25, 2017

Jerry F. Marquard, 70, of Rocky River, beloved husband of Tricia (née Wilber); loving father of Jeffrey (Andrea), John (Lee Ann), and Michael (Jessica); proud grandfather of Ava, John, Tony, Lily, Bella, Jamie, and Mackenzie; beloved brother of James (Kathy), Mary Beth H. M., Dennis (Katie), Ann Gilbert (Joe), and Vincent (Peggy); son of the late Vincent and Mary Jane (née Brennan); beloved...
View Tribute »

Robert C. Robinson

January 6, 1942 - March 25, 2017

Robert C. Robinson, age 75; beloved husband of 53 years to Gloria (nee Haurin); loving father of James Robinson (Valerie) and Dean Robinson (Renee); cherished grandfather of Tyler, Mitchell, Kyle, Heather and Taylor. Bob enjoyed woodworking and playing the piano. He treasured his time spent with his grandchildren. He passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Memorial contributions may be forwarded...
View Tribute »

Sally Meade

September 15, 1916 - March 25, 2017

Sally Meade (nee Howard), age 100; dear wife of the late Merwin; loving mother to Wanda Stein (Phil), Cleo Shockey (Jim Galaska), Larry Howard (Deborah), Terry Howard (Sally), Frank Meade (Sheila) and Sue Brandt (Scott); cherished grandmother to Donnie, Rhonda, Randy, Tara, Brad, Jeffery, Lisa, Stacy and Scottie; great-grandmother to many. Passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Service at the...
View Tribute »

Joyce E. Black

August 29, 1924 - March 24, 2017

JOYCE E. BLACK (nee Tomasek), age 92 of Parma Heights. Beloved wife of the late Ross R. Black for 54 years. Devoted mother of Joyce Sas, Jeffrey Black (Janet) and Ross Black (Linda); loving grandmother and great-grandmother; dear sister of Paul Tomasek (deceased); cherished aunt and friend of many. Joyce was active in many service organizations including being Worthy Grand Matron of the Eastern...
View Tribute »

Ellen L. Covert

April 8, 1949 - March 24, 2017

ELLEN L. COVERT (nee Lampert), age 67 of Strongsville. Beloved wife of David Covert for 38 years. Cherished daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Mary Lampert (nee Stevens); dear sister of Peggy Czarnetski, Thomas Lampert (Betty), Bernadine Sunegal, Denny Lampert (Jean), John Lampert (Lynne), Patricia Jecker (deceased) and Darlene Kopko (deceased); sister-in-law of Beverly Talbert and Daniel...
View Tribute »

Laverne Ball

January 25, 1934 - March 24, 2017

Laverne Ball (Schuster) was reunited with her mother, father, brothers and sister on March 24, 2017. She is survived by Joseph, her husband of 60 years and her children, Cheryl, Joanne and Jeff (Marlene). Laverne was a parishioner of Holy Family Church for 44 years as a lector and was active in the Alter and Rosary Society. She was a wonderful friend to many, both 2 and 4 footed. In lieu of...
View Tribute »

James A. Angelone

April 9, 1951 - March 24, 2017

James A. Angelone, Age 65 of North Royalton; devoted husband to Marilyn (nee Mazzola); dear son to Agostino and the late Maria; loving father to Augustine (Sarah), James, Jr. (Kari), Christy Cornejo (Isaias), Ann-Marie Waggoner (Justin) and Francis; grandfather to Nicholas, Anthony, James III, Juliana, Christian, Vincent, Lincoln, Brooke, Silas and Paige; brother to Anna Niro (Victor), Lucia...
View Tribute »

Thelma Whitmer

August 13, 1927 - March 23, 2017

Thelma L. Whitmer (née Nickel) of Macedonia/Northfield, beloved wife of the late Kenneth; loving mother of Linda Reed (Robert) and Kenneth Schworm (Kathryn); dear grandmother of Emily, Rebecca, Elise, Mei Mei, Amy, and John. Sister of Mary Adams and Dodie Batterson. Passed away March 23, 2017. Thelma served her community for over 40 years as a registered nurse. She treasured her friends and will...
View Tribute »

Karee Ann Soggs

February 3, 1974 - March 23, 2017

Karee Ann Soggs, age 43, of North Royalton, Ohio; loving mother of Azriel Griffin and Anthony Griffin; beloved daughter of Loree K. and Barbara A. (nee Bontempo) Soggs; dear sister of Ken Soggs, Tom Soggs (Bev), Tiffany Soggs, and Jessica Soggs; niece of Jerry Bontempo (Marianne), and Jim Soggs (Cheryl); cherished friend of many. Karee passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 following a lengthy...
View Tribute »

Robert "Rod" "Bob" Rodriguez

April 10, 1935 - March 21, 2017

Robert T. "Rod" "Bob" Rodriguez, 81, of Cleveland, former husband of the late Mary Jo Rodriquez Newman (Feighan); father of Lynn Utrata (Jim), Marc Rodriguez (Cary), Matthew Rodriguez; grandfather of Lindsey, Jamie, and Jack Utrata, Jack and Joe Rodriguez, and Reagan and Luke Rodriguez; brother of the late Lee; brother-in-law of Dorothy Rodriguez; uncle of Bobby, Danny, and the late Michael;...
View Tribute »

Alfred L. Monti

May 1, 1922 - March 20, 2017

ALFRED L. MONTI, age 94 of Parma. Beloved husband of the late Dina Monti (nee Bardini). Devoted father of Adriana Monti (Andy Say); dearest son of the late Jack and Mary Monti (nee Bersola); dear brother of the following deceased: John Monti, Lena Sterlini, Maurice Monti and Peter Monti; cherished uncle and friend of many. Passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. In lieu of flowers memorials may...
View Tribute »

Charlotte Marie Ptak Karolewski

May 22, 1934 - March 20, 2017

CHARLOTTE MARIE PTAK KAROLEWSKI, age 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was the loving wife of Henry (deceased) for 59 years; proud mother of Rebecca Stacho (Dwight) and Nancy Ross (Jason); and adoring Bashie to Jack and Andrew Ross. Charlotte was the beloved daughter of Frank Ptak and Charlotte Ptak Windau (both deceased); and cherished big sister to Rosalie (nee Ptak)...
View Tribute »

Ryan Anderson

May 31, 1983 - March 19, 2017

Ryan B. Anderson, 33, a 13 year resident of Westlake passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was born May 31, 1983. Ryan was a journeyman/carpenter for union local 435. During his employment, he worked on buildings such as the Racino in Youngstown, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, and the Hilton in Cleveland. He enjoyed tree climbing and trimming, roofing, electrical work,...
View Tribute »

John T. Caveney

October 10, 1944 - March 19, 2017

John T. Caveney, 72; beloved husband of Linda (nee, Habart) of 50 years; Loving father of Maureen Gentile (Richard) and Laurie Kolenz (Al); Grandfather of Marissa, Anthony, Kaitlyn, Joey, and Olivia; Cherished uncle of Curt Caveney and Jill Attardi; Preceded in death by parents, John and Dorothy and brother, Michael (Jeanette). He was the dedicated owner of Orion Construction and Servpro for over...
View Tribute »

William R. Ryan

June 12, 1922 - March 18, 2017

William R. Ryan, "Wild Bill" age 94 of Cleveland. Beloved husband of the late LaVerne E. (nee Lenc) for 65 years; loving father of Dale (Dyanah), Bruce (Karen) and Scott (Lisa); cherished grandfather of Kim Ryan, Katie Gillisse (Ken) and Kristy Thorp (Cameron) ; great grandpa to Kenny, Klaire and Emily; brother of Marge Gemeiner and Richard Ryan (both deceased). Bill loved doing activities with...
View Tribute »

David Calcaterra

October 4, 1962 - March 18, 2017

David Alan Calcaterra, 54 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of North Olmsted and Elyria, passed away at home March 18, 2017. David was born October 4, 1962 in Detroit, MI, where he was raised. David worked as a film developer for Vista Prints, Cleveland and then was co-owner of Touch of Country Flower Shop, Columbia Station. He played guitar, enjoyed cooking, was a movie aficionado and when he was...
View Tribute »

Michael Lotter

May 6, 1988 - March 18, 2017

MICHAEL LOTTER, 28, of Parma Hts.; beloved son of Michael and Marianne (nee Tziktzis) Lutter; loving brother of Charlie Lutter, Nichole Lutter, Marianne Hezam (Tawfik), and Dimitri Lutter; cherished uncle of Omar and Sofia; dear grandson of the late Niki and Spuros; nephew of Kriti and the late Pete Hatzopoulos and Nick Tziktzis; cousin of many. Michael passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 18,...
View Tribute »

G. Michael Minnich

March 12, 1950 - March 18, 2017

G. Michael Minnich, 67, of Lorain passed away Saturday March, 18, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain following sudden illness. He was born March 12, 1950 in Lorain and was a lifetime resident. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1968 where he enjoyed playing football and basketball and went on to attend L.C.C.C. and Ohio University. Michael was previously employed at Lake...
View Tribute »

Robert J. Wanat

August 22, 1935 - March 18, 2017

Robert J. Wanat, age 81, beloved husband of Carole (deceased); loving father of Cheryl Pfeil (Tom); devoted grandfather of Jason and Nicholas; great-grandfather (Papa Bob) of Abigail and Riley. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Josephine and his sister, Joan Irwin (Tom). He was loved and will be truly missed by his family and friends. Bob passed away suddenly on the beach in Florida on...
View Tribute »

Glenn DiMauro

September 12, 1958 - March 17, 2017

Glenn DiMauro, 58, of Lakewood, Westlake's Italian cobbler, loving son of the late Joseph and Rosalie; cherished husband of Megan Horstemeier; dear brother of Steven (Debbie), David, and Joseph DiMauro; uncle of Steven, Gina, Nannette, Sonny, Joshua, Paige, Joey, Jacob, Abigail, Eleanor, Izaak, Ante, Jason, and Bella; and friend and mentor to many, passed away suddenly Friday, March 17, 2017....
View Tribute »

Elizabeth Lorenz

September 30, 1922 - March 17, 2017

Elizabeth A. Lorenz (née Appleton), 95, beloved wife of the late Charles F. Drumm and John H. Lorenz; loving mother of Anne M Heidemann and Charles A. Drumm (Cathy); cherished grandmother of Charles and Christopher Heidemann, Sarah Gourash (Dan), and Andrew Drumm (Peggy); great-grandmother of Emmet Gourash and Elizabeth Drumm; dear sister of the late Irving and Catherine Graham passed away...
View Tribute »

Wayne Rudolph Schmidt, Sr.

February 22, 1929 - March 16, 2017

Wayne Rudolph Schmidt Sr., age 88. Beloved Husband of Olga (nee Host) of 62 years; He died at home surrounded by family on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Loving Dad of Kathryn Peterson (Gary), Kenneth (Joanie), Karen, Kolleen Smith (Michael), and Wayne Jr.; Grandpa of Heather (Kyle), Julianna, Hanna, Lily, Joseph; Great-Grandpa of Lincoln; Brother of Jane Bowman. The funeral service will be at 1:30pm...
View Tribute »

Irving Henry Brakeman

July 22, 1919 - March 16, 2017

Irving Henry Brakeman, 97. Cherished father of Brian (Cheryl), Audrey Mitchell, and Bruce (Nancy); dear grandfather of eight – Sean, Scott, Christine Mitchell, Kelly Liskay, Todd Mitchell, Stacy Robinson, Rachel Freeman, and Rebecca Brakeman; great-grandfather of twelve; and great-great-grandfather of one. Preceded in death by his beloved wife for 62 years, Norma Fay (nee Lytle); parents...
View Tribute »

Suzanne Durinka

April 13, 1927 - March 16, 2017

Suzanne Durinka (née Piljan), 89, of Seven Hills, beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Robert (Kathleen, deceased), Ronald (Jacqueline), and John, devoted grandmother of Joel, Alexander, Tyler, and Colby John. Passed away March 16, 2017 in her favorite place, her home, wearing a Christmas present from her grandson Alex. Suzanne made the world's best chocolate chip cookies; she was an...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More »

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

View Phone Number
Email Us
View Website

flowers logo

Send Flowers.