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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.

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

Our Obituaries

Gary Sell

August 22, 1934 - April 15, 2019

Gary J. Sell 84 of Westlake, formerly of Sheffield Lake and Zephyrills, FL; passed away Monday April 15, 2019 at the Gardens of Westlake surrounded by his loving family. He was born to parents Jay and Dorothy Sell on August 22, 1934 in Cleveland, OH. Gary was a proud military veteran that served 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He was employed by the Ford Motor Company for...
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Lois Mosley

September 10, 1933 - April 13, 2019

Lois Marie Mosley (nee Frey) 85 of Westlake, formerly of Canton, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was born September 10, 1933 to parents Elmer and Opal Frey. Lois held various positions outside of the home and enjoyed being a homemaker and a mother to her children. Her faith in God was her guiding light. Later in life, she enjoyed volunteering,...
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Rhonda Brello

February 6, 1971 - April 12, 2019

Rhonda K. Brello (nee Walters), 48 of Avon Lake passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, April 12, 2019. She was born February 6, 1971 to parents Wayne and Anita (nee Hammond) Walters in Parma, OH. Rhonda enjoyed reading, flowers and gardening, shopping at the Dollar Tree and above all, crafting with her grandchildren. She is survived by her beloved husband William; loving children...
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Brian McDevitt

November 6, 1958 - April 10, 2019

Brian T. McDevitt, age 60 of Avon Lake. Loving husband of 27 years to Mary Kay (nee Murphy); beloved father of Kyle, Connor and Corey; cherished son of the late John and Joanne (nee Shannon) McDevitt; dear brother of Brigid McDevitt (Jeff Bashan), Charlie and the late John; uncle of many. He was preceded in death by son, Sean McDevitt. Brian passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He enjoyed...
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Janet Doerr

July 27, 1925 - April 9, 2019

Janet S. Doerr, 93 of Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Beloved mother of Carole Doerr (Denny Kuehn), Ron (Dan Palmer), Roger (Kathy); loving grandmother of Lindsay and Tyler (Jill); great-grandmother of Abby and Zach Doerr. Preceded in death by her parents Harry and Pearl Sutton; sisters Marjorie, Virginia and Patricia; and her son Paul Doerr. In lieu of flowers, donations can be...
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Bernadine "Bernie" McMahon

August 21, 1935 - April 8, 2019

Bernadine "Bernie" McMahon (nee Baughman) 83 of Avon , OH passed away Monday, April 8, 2019. She was born to parents Albert and Catherine (nee Shal) Baughman on August 21, 1935 in Connellsville, PA. Bernie was a graduate of St. Mary's of the Spring's, Columbus, OH where she received her Bachelors in Education. She was married to the love of her life, Kenneth for 59 years. Bernie was a...
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Joseph F. Bartok

December 6, 1946 - April 6, 2019

Joseph F. Bartok, 72, of LaGrange, died peacefully at Ames Family Hospice following a short illness. Joe was born on December 6, 1946, in Cleveland, to Joseph and Ann (nee Novak) Bartok. He was a proud United States Navy Veteran and bravely served his country in Viet Nam. He made his living as a car salesman and worked for dealerships in Cleveland, Wellington and Avon Lake. He enjoyed yardwork,...
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Carol Bonyko

May 25, 1930 - March 23, 2019

Carol R. Bonyko (nee Kuehnle), age 88. Beloved wife of the late Elmer; loving mother of Lisa Brown of Westlake, Blake (Jackie) Bonyko of Chicago, and Patricia (Bill) Normile of Sarasota FL; dear grandmother of David, Tara, Madeline, Kevin, Justin, Tyler, and Kyle; great-grandmother of Tadhg; sister of Bill (Carol) Kuehnle. Carol enjoyed socializing, bridge and golf. She was known, especially by...
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Kenneth W. Jackman

April 30, 1953 - March 22, 2019

Kenneth W. Jackman, 65, of Avon Lake, beloved husband of Catherine (nee Coyne); loving father of Stephen (Andrea) and Laura Jackman; devoted grandfather of Dominic and William; dear brother of Connie Foster, Leslie Meilinger (John), Michelle Weigel (Don), Chris, Barb Martin, Greg and Mary Beth DePasquale. Passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, March 22, 2019. Ken was the owner of NAPA...
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Carol Gnep Fung

December 30, 1938 - March 18, 2019

Carol Gnep-Fung, 80 of Avon Lake passed away peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2019. She was born to parents Andrew and Margaret (nee Kudravy) Gnep on December 30, 1938 in Cleveland, OH. Carol worked in sales for Van Rex Gourmet Food Company. Everyone called her "the chocolate lady" because of her love of chocolate. She also sold chocolate molds and the equipment to make fine pastries. Carol...
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David Narolewski

December 14, 1954 - March 18, 2019

David Narolewski, 64 of Elyria, OH formerly of Parma passed away suddenly on Monday, March 18, 2019. He was born to parents Walter and Catherine (nee Mural) Narolewski on December 14, 1954 in Cleveland, OH. David received his Bachelors of Science from Cleveland State. He worked as the Department Manager at Giant Eagle and also worked for the Naro Tax Service. David was a bargain shopper,...
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Frances Weimer

October 10, 1931 - March 6, 2019

Frances Theresa Weimer (nee Calderone), 87 of Avon Lake passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She was born October 10, 1931 to parents Santo and Annette (nee Calarco) Calderone. Frances was known as Nanny to her family and she was our loving angel on earth. She was a true servant to God and loved unconditionally and displayed kindness to all people she met. Frances was a graduate of Johnstown...
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Richard Carlson

March 7, 1936 - March 5, 2019

Richard "Dick" Carlson, age 82, passed away from Parkinson's Disease on Tuesday, March 5 at Bradley Bay Memory Care in Bay Village, OH. Born in Kane, PA on March 7, 1936, he was the son of J. Walter and Natalie Kempf Carlson. A devoted husband for 61 years to Nancy Carlson (nee Kennedy), a loving father to Julie (Harry) Kestler of Bay Village, OH and Jeff (Patricia Franz) Carlson of Norman, OK...
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John Stracker

August 8, 1967 - March 3, 2019

John T. Stracker, 51 of Avon Lake formerly of Bay Village, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was born August 8, 1967 to parents John Stracker and Mary (nee Stewart) Molnar. John was a 25 year member of the Bricklayers Local #5. He is survived by his beloved children Sarah, Jack and Emily; loving parents John Stracker (Jan) and Mary (nee Stewart) Molnar (Edward); siblings Debra Poch (Gary)...
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Angelo "Larry" Gerrone

February 25, 1924 - March 1, 2019

Angelo "Larry" Gerrone, 95, of Avon Lake, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born on February 25, 1924 in Hazelton, PA, and served in the US Navy in the South Pacific from 1943-45. Larry worked as a custodian for the Avon Lake City Schools for over 30 years. He was a member of the Amvets Post 55 and VFW Post 8686 in Sheffield Lake for the...
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Janet Kampfer

July 1, 1937 - February 28, 2019

Janet R. Kampfer (nee Woodburn) of Sheffield Lake, OH, formerly of Lisbon, OH. Beloved wife of the late Joseph; dear mother of Cheryl Tardio (Dominick), Patricia Basso, Joseph Jr., James (Kathy), Donald and Michael (Debbie); loving grandmother and great-grandmother of many; sister of Fred, Ronnie and the late Wayne Woodburn. Janet worked delivering the Morning Journal for 41 years until she...
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Marilyn Monschein

November 19, 1934 - February 27, 2019

Marilyn Joan Monschein (nee Mink), 84, beloved wife of the late Frank R.; loving mother of Michael (Cheryl), Monica Sansom (Larry), Mark (Denise), and Michelle Jagodzinski (Todd); devoted grandmother of Thomas, Matthew, Rose, Ryan, Nathan and Erin and great-grandmother of Ziggy; dear sister of Judy Malarky (John), the late Howard and Robert Mink and Margaret Miller. Passed away Wednesday,...
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Alex Jesensky , Jr.

December 29, 1936 - February 27, 2019

Alex Jesensky, Jr., 82 of Avon Lake passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 after a lengthy illness. He was born December 29, 1936 to parents Alex and Stella (nee Lach) Jesensky, Sr. A Lorain native, Alex received his law degree in 1966 from The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor degree from Ohio State University and is a 1955 graduate of Lorain High School. After...
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Edward Donner

January 17, 1928 - February 24, 2019

Edward M. Donner, 91 of Avon formerly of Avon Lake passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 24, 2019. He was born to parents Edmond and Helen (nee Balacek) Donner on January 17, 1928 in Cleveland, OH. Edward served in the U.S. Army Corp at the end of WWII. Edward married the love of his life and soulmate Rita (nee Lorenz) on September 11, 1948. They spent 48 wonderful years together till her...
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Marlene DiCecco

October 2, 1938 - February 22, 2019

Marlene DiCecco (nee Maccarone), 80, of Avon Lake, OH., formerly of Cincinnati, OH. and Pittsburgh, PA. Marlene was born on October 2, 1938, in Pittsburgh, PA., to her loving parents, Albert and Anetta Maccarone. She married her beloved husband, Alex DiCecco and they made their home and raised their family in Cincinnati, where Marlene was a member of St. Ann's Church. She managed her family home...
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Eleanor B Janicek

May 15, 1924 - February 19, 2019

Eleanor B Janicek – 1924 - 2019 Eleanor B Janicek nee Bohac, 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 19, 2019 after a long and fruitful life. Preceded in death by her husband Valentine, son Anthony, daughter Carol, and brothers; Bill and Raymond. Survived by her children Monica Schnitz (Jim), Valentine (Diane), daughter-in-law Pamela, Ronald (Linda), Marla Benik (Mike),...
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Donna M Vargo

November 21, 1938 - February 18, 2019

DONNA M. VARGO 80, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Monday, February 18, 2019, in her home in Avon Lake, Ohio. She was the loving mother of Kristen Walter and Cortney Martin; grandmother of Evan (Kim), Kendall, Olivia, Ana Walter and Spencer and Grant Martin, and the great-grandmother of Nora Walter and Nora's expected baby brother. She was preceded in death by her devoted and...
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Alfred "Al" A. Hart

January 3, 1933 - February 15, 2019

Dr. Alfred "Al" A. Hart, age 86, of Bay Village, died February 15, 2019. Al was born to parents Al and Martha Hart on January 3, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA. During his time as a Presbyterian pastor, he served churches in Benkelman, NE, Orwell, OH, and Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Then for 29 years, until his retirement in 1998, he served as pastor of the Avon Lake Presbyterian Church. He went on to serve as...
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DeeAnne Borden

April 22, 1925 - February 14, 2019

DeeAnne Fusek Borden, 93, passed peacefully on St. Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2019, to rejoin her sister, Matilda, in their heavenly home. She was born to the late Matthew and Antonia (nee Draschovic) Fusek on April 22, 1925, in Benwood, West Virginia. Admired by many for her loving heart and "feisty" spirit, she was a fierce friend, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. She had a...
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Edward Sample

February 7, 1930 - February 14, 2019

Edward M. Sample, 89 of Avon Lake went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 14, 2019. He was born February 7, 1930 to parents Tom and Lena Sample. Ed spent a happy, carefree childhood in Avon and attended Avon Village Schools all 12 years. Ed served in the United States Army. During the Korean War he did a tour from 1951-1953. He graduated from the University of Western Michigan in...
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Michele Unger

December 3, 1959 - February 11, 2019

On February 11, 2019, Michele (nee Mayr) Unger lost her long-fought battle with cancer surrounded by loved ones. Michele is survived by her husband James Unger; son Dennis Swift and daughter Megan Limpert.; parents, Richard and Patricia Mayr and brothers Rikk Mayr and Doug (Amy) Mayr. Memorial contributions may be forwarded in Michele's name to St. Jude's Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place,...
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William Weber

November 12, 1927 - February 11, 2019

WILLIAM P. WEBER William P. Weber passed away peacefully on February 11, 2019. He was 91 years old. He was born on November 12, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio, the eldest son of the late William P. Weber and Clara (DeCrane) Weber. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and a friend to all. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne (nee Kennedy) of 63 years;...
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John Cumberlidge

February 15, 1930 - February 10, 2019

John T. Cumberlidge was born on February 15, 1930 in Staffordshire, England to George and Lilly Cumberlidge. He was the loving brother of Brenda. John was educated at Wolstanton Grammar School. Dr. Cumberlidge was a celebrated geologist. He obtained his BS from Nottingham University in England in 1952 and then moved to Canada where he completed is Masters and PhD at McGill University in...
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Donald J. Fox

June 13, 1936 - February 9, 2019

Donald J. Fox, 82, of Westlake, beloved husband of the late Anna (nee Sarisky); loving father of Deborah Fox, Karen Andolsen (Bob) and Shari Wahl (Bill); devoted grandpa of Natalie, Andy, Samantha and Zachary; cherished son of the late Helen (nee Surgala); dear brother in law, uncle, cousin and friend of many. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Don was...
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Lawrence Gates

August 9, 1925 - February 6, 2019

Lawrence "Larry" Walter Gates, age 93, passed peacefully away into God's hands on February, 6, 2019 after a brief illness. Larry was born into one of Avon Lake's oldest families and was proud of that legacy in Avon Lake and Avon, where his family settled after coming from Bavaria, Germany in 1832. As a young boy and well into adulthood, he worked the Gates Family Vineyards, a commercial grape...
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Virginia Sperling

November 6, 1918 - February 6, 2019

Virginia M. Sperling (nee Kacur), of Avon Lake, formerly of Uniontown, PA passed away peacefully in her 101st year at her home on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was born November 6, 1918 to parents Andrew and Anna (nee Dluboc) Kacur. Virginia was a member of the Avon Lake Garden Club, Avon Lake Women's Club and the Red Hat Society of Avon Lake. She enjoyed flower arranging, square dancing...
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Joan Alton

March 24, 1949 - February 5, 2019

Joan R. Alton (nee Lang), 68 of Avon Lake, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. She was born March 24, 1949 to parents William and Ruth Lang. Joan worked for the Avon Lake School System in the printing department for over 20 years. She enjoyed reading, vacations, scuba diving with her husband. She was an amazing cook with a good sense of humor. She is...
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Constance Lauderback

October 2, 1940 - February 2, 2019

Constance Clark Lauderback, 78, passed away on February 2, 2019 at home. She was born October 2, 1940 to parents Lewis Burt Clark and Eleanor Stewart Clark. Constance lived fully offering her leadership, support and friendship to many; serving her community and enjoying her family. She donated her time to organizations including Delta Gamma Foundation, Cleveland Society for the Blind, and...
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George DeCoske

February 12, 1927 - January 28, 2019

George R. DeCoske, 91 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Johnstown, PA., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, January 28, 2019. He was born to parents John and Anna (nee Tarbay) DeCoske on February 12, 1927. George served in the Army in the Military Police during WWII where he received his Asian Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Army Occupation Medal (Japan) and his WWII Victory Medal. He...
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Joseph S. Botsko

December 12, 1928 - January 26, 2019

Joseph S. Botsko passed away peacefully in his home. He was a WW II veteran, and career Industrial Engineer at LTV Steel. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with family. Survived by children, Dr. David Botsko and Beth Cummings (Ross); grandchildren, Katherine Fraser (Justin), David Cummings (Paige), and Joseph Cummings; great-grandchildren, Ansley Elizabeth Cummings, and Brooks David Cummings...
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Shirley Ramsey

November 23, 1932 - January 23, 2019

Shirley Anne Ramsey (nee Withers) 86 of Salem, OH formerly of North Canton, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019. She was born to parents Howard and Grace (nee Williams) Withers on November 23, 1932 in Petersburgh, Ohio at the family farm house, Honey Creek Farm. Shirley graduated from Springfield Local High School and attended Westminster College. In her youth, she was involved in 4-H...
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Albert "Al" Nash

May 6, 1949 - January 21, 2019

Albert M. "Al" Nash, 69 of Avon Lake passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 after a 3 year courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born May 6, 1949 in South Bend, Indiana to parents Col. Albert and Inez Nash. Al obtained his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and was in the Army Reserves for 9 years as a Captain. Al was the Manager of...
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Marian Balmat

December 15, 1930 - January 20, 2019

Marian A. Balmat (nee Essel), 88 of Avon Lake passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019. She was born to parents Rudolph and Mary Essel on December 15, 1930 in Cleveland, OH. Marian was a member of Holy Spirit Church, and was a volunteer with her husband John at the Cleveland Clinic where she was honored for her efforts. She enjoyed the outdoors, was a loving wife and enjoyed spending time with her...
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William Lilly

September 6, 1932 - January 14, 2019

William R. Lilly, 86 years old, of Avon Lake, Ohio passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at his home residence. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born to parents Alphonso and Amata Lilly on September 6, 1932 in Ghent, West Virginia. After graduation, William served in the United States Army. He began his career as an independent business owner. Further on he was part of the...
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Catherine Rose "Kitty" Keane

March 4, 1933 - January 13, 2019

Catherine Rose "Kitty" Keane (nee Burke), age 85 of Avon Lake. Daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret Burke, the 5th out of 13 Burke children, of Brighton, MA; beloved wife of 54 years to the late John J. "Jack" Keane; cherished mother of John (VA), Steve (Laura) of Bay Village, Rick (Dana) of Avon Lake, Larry (Michelle) of Avon Lake, Bill (Ruth) of Avon Lake, Ken (Elaine) (VA), Paul of Avon,...
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Edith Lutz

May 24, 1936 - January 11, 2019

Edith Watson Lutz (nee Cooper), 82 of Avon Lake formerly of Long Branch, PA passed away peacefully following a lengthy illness on Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born to parents Vincent and Anna Cooper on May 24, 1936. Edith worked as a poll worker, a volunteer aide at Westview Elementary School and as a medical receptionist, but above all, her favorite job was being a homemaker and taking...
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Oswald Davies

May 5, 1938 - January 9, 2019

Oswald "Ossy" Davies, 80 of Avon Lake, formerly of Liverpool, United Kingdom passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He was born May 5, 1938 to parents Oswald and Catherine (nee Cooney) Davies. Ossy retired after working 30 years for Sherwin William where he was recruited as a chemist, later obtaining his MBA and worked in the International Division. During that time, he...
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Frederick "Fred" Schmidt

April 16, 1951 - January 6, 2019

Frederick "Fred" Schmidt, 66; beloved brother of Leland (Mary Ellen) Schmidt; dear uncle of Matthew (Melissa) Schmidt and niece Amanda (Edward) Hoban; great-uncle of Braeden and Connor Hoban and Garren Schmidt. Passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to the Hope Lutheran Church.Memorial service to be announced...
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Michael Pundzak

May 16, 1929 - January 6, 2019

Michael A. Pundzak - "The Man of Steel" Michael Pundzak age 89, born in Duquesne, PA, passed away peacefully at his residence at Sunset Village in Toledo, OH, surrounded by loving family on January 6, 2019. He was born May 16, 1929, in Duquesne, PA to Michael, Sr. and Anna Pundzak. The long-time resident of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, is survived by his three children, Matthew (Lynn Wilson)...
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Gregg Gibbins

December 24, 1959 - January 3, 2019

Gregg A. Gibbins, 59 of Lorain, formerly of Erie County passed away January 3, 2019. He was born December 24, 1959 to parents Gilbert and Janet (nee Bruce) Gibbins. Gregg was a 1978 graduate of Margaretta High School. He worked at Wesleyan Village for 16 years as the maintenance supervisor. He met the love of his life, Dawn while working there and was able to impact many lives through the...
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Thomas Tyna

April 25, 1935 - December 30, 2018

Thomas E. Tyna, 83, of Bay Village passed away peacefully at O'Neill Healthcare in Bay on December 30, 2018. He was born in Cleveland, to Leo and Margaret Tyna on April 25, 1935. Tom served his country in the United States Army and while on leave in Holland met his beautiful bride Beatrix. After starting their family in Cleveland's West Park neighborhood, Tom and Trix eventually made their home...
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Susan D'Andrea

May 8, 1951 - December 29, 2018

Susan M. D'Andrea (nee Trusken), 67 of Avon Lake, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, in her own home surrounded by her loving family after a short illness. Susan was born in Cleveland to Phillip and Reta Trusken on May 8, 1951. She was very smart from the beginning and was a member of Academic Challenge in High School. She served her school newspaper as a reporter and worked for a while...
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John Gallovich

September 9, 1925 - December 26, 2018

John M. Gallovich, 93 of Avon Lake formerly of Lorain passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. He was born to parents John M. and Helen (nee Kosash) Gallovich on September 9, 1925. John was a proud Navy veteran that served during World War II in the Pacific. He was a member of St. Joseph's church in Avon Lake. He enjoyed gardening, cars and fishing. He is survived by...
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Ed Koch

July 27, 1963 - December 24, 2018

Ed Koch, 55 of Elyria passed away Monday, December 24, 2018. He was born July 27, 1963 in Cleveland, OH to parents Robert and Betty Koch. Ed graduated from Avon High School in 1982. He was employed as an automotive porter for Spitzer. He enjoyed boating, weight lifting, automotive work, yard work and keeping busy; he enjoyed meeting new people, was always happy and smiling; loved all animals,...
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Marie Lange

February 4, 1927 - December 24, 2018

Marie T. Lange (McHale), 91 of Avon Lake formerly of Lakewood. Beloved wife of the late John E. "Jack"; loving mother of Paul, Martha, Thomas, Caroline Szocs (Frank) and Emily Burt (Steve); devoted grandma of Alexandria and Natalie Szocs, Madeleine, Claire and John Burt; dear sister of William Arthur McHale and the late Martha Albertsen, John McHale, Bonnie Zatko, Joan Sitko and Ann Gallagher;...
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John Picken

February 18, 1922 - December 20, 2018

John Picken, 96, of Avon Lake passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Hospice of the Western Reserve, Westlake after a short illness. He was born February 18, 1922 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland emigrating to the United States when he was seven years old. John's family eventually settled in Avon Lake where he spent his formative years and lived his entire life until his passing. John...
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Ethel Cooper

March 3, 1928 - December 19, 2018

Ethel D. Cooper (nee Maruskin), 90 of Avon Lake passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 after a lengthy illness. She was born March 3, 1928 to parents Frank and Mary Maruskin in Youngstown, OH. Ethel loved her family and watching her grandchildren play sports and different school events. She enjoyed ceramics, cooking, baking and volunteering at St. Joseph Church. She is survived by her beloved...
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Shirley McMinn

September 20, 1936 - December 19, 2018

Shirley J. McMinn (nee Rinck), 82 of Avon Lake, OH formerly of Roswell, GA passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 after a battle with lung cancer. She was born to parents Albert and Edna Rinck in Doylestown, PA on September 20, 1936. Shirley was an administrative assistant at a doctor's office. She loved the beach, traveling, playing bridge and cooking. Shirley was a member of the Beta Sigma...
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Ilona Saluppo

November 22, 1946 - December 18, 2018

Ilona Saluppo (nee Auw), 72 of Bay Village passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018. She was born November 22, 1946 to parents Melvin and Lenore Auw in Cleveland, OH. Ilona was an administrative assistant for Cleveland Clinic for over 25 years before retirement. She was the most generous person, with the kindest heart. She loved her family and her grandchildren. She is survived by her beloved...
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Norma Huber

September 1, 1931 - December 16, 2018

Norma Huber (nee Horwedel) 87, a lifelong resident of Avon Lake, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 after a lengthy Illness. She was born to parents Mark and Estelle Horwedel on September 1, 1931. Norma attended Holy Trinity and Avon Lake Schools. She loved dogs; especially Westies. She enjoyed walking, playing cards, was a bowler and a good story teller. A veracious reader that enjoyed bingo...
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Patsy Okes

September 13, 1947 - December 12, 2018

Patsy Ruth Okes (nee Cline) 71 of Sheffield Lake passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018. She was born to parents James and Virginia (nee Lockhart) Cline in Iaeger, West Virginia on September 13, 1947. Patsy enjoyed gardening and flowers; but above all, she loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her beloved husband Billy of 54 years; loving children Mark (Lori) and Billy Jr. ...
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Timothy Lehota

May 19, 1960 - December 11, 2018

Timothy Paul Lehota, passed away December 11, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was born May 19, 1960 in Bay Village, OH. Timothy graduated from Avon Lake High School and received his B.A. in Psychology from Cleveland State University. He also obtained a 2 year degree in CAO/CAM drawing. Timothy enjoyed baseball, football and was a wrestling fan. He was a member of Bay Village Presbyterian...
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Oleg Rzaev

March 25, 1939 - December 6, 2018

Oleg R. Rzaev, 79 of Lakewood passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018. He was born March 25, 1939 to parents Rza and Evdokia Rzaev in Baku, Azerbaijan. Oleg worked in the trade ministry in Azerbaijan during the Soviet Era, loved following international sports, especially soccer; was a great host, liked to make "preserves", "lived life on Moscow time"; loved his family, daughters and his...
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Lavina "Irish" Peepers

August 28, 1939 - December 5, 2018

Lavina M. "Irish" Peepers (nee Fagan), 79 of Avon Lake passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018. She was born August 28, 1939 in Ellwood City, PA to parents Sara and Walter Fagan. Irish enjoyed gardening, loved her family, being a mom and adored her grandchildren. She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Bruce; children Kelly Siemborski (Steven) and Scott Peepers (Kim); grandchildren...
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Deborah "Debbie" Lee

August 17, 1977 - December 3, 2018

Deborah "Debbie" L. Lee (nee Wiece), 41 of Avon Lake formerly of Cincinnati and Northfield Center passed away Monday, December 3, 2018. She was born August 17, 1977 in Bedford, OH to parents Robert and Janet Wiece. Debbie was a high school graduate of Our Lady of the Elms in Akron and she earned her bachelor's degree from Ohio State University. She was a finance manager for Procter & Gamble for...
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Laurel Scheel

October 4, 1946 - December 1, 2018

Laurie Scheel, 72, of Rocky River, beloved daughter of the late Robert Charles and Mary Louise (nee Subers) Scheel; dear sister of Kathleen Szekely and the late Robert Scheel and Christine Winchester (Robert, surviving); devoted aunt of nephews, Randy (Sandra), Richard (Heather), Robert and Ranier Green, nieces, Callie Smith, Melissa Langdon (Tyson), and Megan Milner (Matthew); great-aunt of 7...
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Walter County

January 28, 1922 - November 29, 2018

Walter A. County, 96 of Avon Lake passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 29, 2018. He was born January 28, 1922 in Jersey City to parents William and Virginia (nee Narducci) County. Walter was a proud military veteran that served 4 years in the Navy and retired after 20 years as a Captain in the Army. He was an air traffic controller with the Oberlin Center for 25 years and retired August...
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Betty Schiros

November 30, 1929 - November 26, 2018

Betty Jane Schiros (nee Thompson), 88, beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Schiros; loving mother of Beatrice, Lisabeth, Carl Tokmenko; dear step-mother of Frank (deceased), Jim (Phylis), Nancy Zacharyasz, Shirley Schmidt (Chris) and Tony; grandmother of many and great-grandmother of several. Betty was an avid card player – she played pinochle and poker with the same group for 44 years. She...
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Dave Hubach

July 28, 1952 - November 22, 2018

Dave Hubach, 66 of Elyria, OH passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018. He was born July 28, 1952 to parents Donald R. and Rita M. Hubach. Dave was a graduate of Avon Lake High School. He retired in 2013 from Industrial Energy Service where he was a roofer. He was a Cleveland Indians and a Browns fan; he enjoyed target shooting, model railroads, electronics, fishing and socializing with his bar...
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Amelia Pagorek

November 9, 1918 - November 21, 2018

Amelia F. "Millie" Pagorek (Nee Niewierowski), 100, of Avon Lake, beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Tanya Thompson (Ben); devoted grandmother of James (Donna), Patrick (Beth), Daniel and the late Michael Thompson; Great-Grandmother of Tori, Kacee, Kailey, Ally, Delaney, Alex and Tyler. Passed away peacefully in her one hundred and first year on November 21, 2018. Millie loved...
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Frank Garmback, Jr

June 14, 1949 - November 20, 2018

Frank "Pete" Garmback, 69 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018. He was born June 14, 1949. Pete worked for Bettcher Manufacturing for 43 years. He enjoyed bowling, volleyball, fishing, golfing – especially the 19th hole, he loved to eat and above all he loved being a grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years Eve "Tootsie" Garmback;...
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Irene Kropf

December 11, 1926 - November 19, 2018

Irene Kropf (nee Thomas), 91 of Avon Lake since 1965, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, November 19, 2018. She was born December 11, 1926 to parents John and Julia Thomas. Irene worked at Land Title before becoming a homemaker. She was a fun loving and feisty lady who enjoyed working at the North Crest Annual Horse Show. She was a member of Avon Lake U.C.C.. She loved...
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Carol A. Edwards

November 10, 1937 - November 16, 2018

Carol A. Edwards (nee McElroy), 81, of Sheffield Lake, passed away peacefully at The Cleveland Clinic in Avon after a lengthy illness on Friday, November 16, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born in Donora, Pennsylvania to Francis and Theresa McElroy on November 10, 1937. She worked as a Graphic Designer. Carol is a long time resident of Sheffield Lake and has enjoyed her...
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Maryann Kaminski

April 22, 1944 - November 5, 2018

Maryann Kaminski (nee Balski), 74 of Avon Lake, OH passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 5, 2018. She was born April 27, 1944 to parents Peter and Sophie (nee Boruskosky) Balski in Cleveland, OH. Maryann was a graduate of Garfield Heights High School. She was a longtime waitress at the Aquamarine and the Lorain Brown Derby. She enjoyed volunteering; was always helping friends and...
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Bon A. Russell

April 8, 1924 - October 31, 2018

Bon A. Russell, 94, of Avon Lake, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018. He was born April 8, 1924 in Findlay, OH to parents Robert R. and Ruth L. (nee Vermilya) Russell. Bon served in the United States Navy as a Radio Operator Instructor during World War II. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Bowling Green University and spent most of his career as principal for both Learwood...
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Thomas Harmon

July 21, 1935 - October 29, 2018

Thomas J. Harmon, 83 of Avon Lake passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was born July 21, 1935 to parents James and Mary (nee Brenner) Harmon. Thomas was in the United States Navy for four years. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Wilmington College and earned his Master's Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He worked at both the Lorain Assembly Plant and the...
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Ronald Palmer

January 23, 1932 - October 29, 2018

Ronald Palmer, 86 of Avon Lake passed away unexpectedly on October 29, 2018. He was born January 23, 1932. Ronald was an avid bowler and golfer; he fell in love with both at an early age, starting as a pin setter and bowling when he could and sneaking on to the golf course, with his dad's wooden clubs, in between foursomes as a young lad. His passion endured over the years. He served in the Army...
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Lorene Jagels

November 21, 1930 - October 28, 2018

Lorene M. Jagels (nee Vorderstrasse), 87, of Davenport, Nebraska, beloved wife of the late Raymond; loving mother of Kurt and Craig (Erin); grandmother of William, Khloe, Tryhna, Jordyn, A.J. and Grace; sister of Betty Poppe, Marilyn Schroeder (Elwin) and Elaine Monter. Passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Lorene enjoyed working in her garden, and loved baking cakes...
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Derek Smith

March 11, 1954 - October 24, 2018

Derek Smith, 64 of Avon, OH passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at U.H. Cleveland after a lengthy illness. He was born March 11, 1954 to parents John and Marcille (nee Paul) Smith. Derek enjoyed guns, cars, fixing things, doing odd jobs and helping others. He is survived by his loving daughter Carrie O'Keoffe (Patrick) of Cork, Ireland; Jolene Dyer, his friend and ex-wife; and dear siblings...
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Ingeborg "Inky" Primuth

September 30, 1942 - October 24, 2018

Ingeborg "Inky" Primuth (nee Werth), 76 of Avon Lake passed away at home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born September 30, 1942 to parents Ludwig and Elizabeth (nee Ziwich) Werth. Inge was a 1960 graduate of West Tech High School. Inge retired after 44 years of employment with Sherwin Williams as a clerical secretary. She had a charming disposition and enjoyed boating and sailing...
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Donald "Dino" Dicus

November 11, 1959 - October 15, 2018

Donald D. "Dino" Dicus, 58 of Avon Lake, formerly of Sheffield Lake, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was born to parents Robert and Anne (nee Stanich) Dicus on November 11, 1959. Dino was a graduate of Brookside High School. He worked for Standring Auto Service for over 28 years and later for Quickshift Automotive. He loved trains; model railroading and...
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Chase Callander

November 6, 1990 - October 15, 2018

Chase Callander, 27 of Avon Lake passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 after a lengthy battle with drug addiction. He recently relapsed after being 8 months sober. He was born November 6, 1990 to parents Jock Callander and Kathi Kendera. Chase was an Avon Lake high school graduate where he played hockey. He was a welder's apprentice that enjoyed working out, eating, being with his friends and his...
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Todd Friesner

August 31, 1957 - October 14, 2018

Todd Baxter Friesner, 61 of Avon Lake passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Bay Village, OH after a year of fighting Multiple Myeloma. He was born in Birmingham, MI on August 31, 1957 to parents Robert K. and Lois J. (nee Martin) Friesner. Todd was a high school graduate of Wylie E. Groves High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Alma College, his MBA from Michigan State...
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Ruben T. Garcia

March 3, 1935 - October 12, 2018

Ruben T. Garcia, 83 of Saginaw, MI passed away Friday, October 12, 2018. He was born to parents Ruben and Carmen (nee Torres) Garcia on March 3, 1935. Ruben loved music and concerts, especially jazz. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, politics, "March Madness", Sweet 16 College sports and was a diehard Michigan fan. He is survived by his children Nicole (Terry) Wozniak, Michelle Kosa...
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Christopher L. Knott

October 12, 2018

Christopher L. Knott, husband of Christine, brother of Sylvia Yee (Jim), step-father of Frank, Rene and Larry Doubrava, grandfather and uncle to many, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2018. Chris loved to go sailing on his boat, he was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling and had a passion for the orchestra. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012...
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Martin "Marty" Roche

July 21, 1934 - October 11, 2018

Martin Aloysius "Marty" Roche, 84 of Avon Lake, beloved husband of Karlene F. Roche "Korki" (nee Bennett); father of Michelle Shum (Ken) and the late Melissa Roche; step father of Benedict Campbell (Claire) and Carla (nee Campbell) Robinson (Doug); grandfather of Olivia (Alex) and step-granddaughter Lena; brother of Francis J. Roche (Marianne); passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018. In lieu of...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Treadwell

June 6, 1923 - October 9, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Morgan Treadwell Betty Treadwell left her body on October 9, 2018. Betty was adored by all who knew her and brought out the finest in those that were lucky enough to be part of her life. A woman of great depth, Betty was above all else a child of God and lived her life on a spiritual quest that took her all over the world. In the process she impacted the lives of hundreds...
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Janet-Lee Stanley

December 19, 1932 - October 7, 2018

Mrs. Janet-Lee Fay Stanley, age 85 of Concord, Ohio passed away October 7, 2018 at Heartland Hospice in Mentor, Ohio. She was born December 19, 1932 in Concord, New Hampshire. She grew up near Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire where her family founded Fay's Boat Yard. Mrs. Stanley was a retired elementary teacher and realtor. Janet-Lee was a 1950 graduate of Spaulding High School in Rochester...
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Meta Jo Dennis

December 23, 1924 - October 1, 2018

Meta Jo Dennis (nee Klenk), 93 of Avon Lake formerly of Burton, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018. She was born December 23, 1924 in Tiffin, Ohio. Meta was the past president of Geauga County league of Woman Voters, she was a lifelong member of United Church of Christ and volunteered at the Burton Library. She is survived by her dear sister Thelma L. Morningstar; loving niece Mary L. Carlson...
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Jeff Anderson

March 9, 1961 - September 30, 2018

Jeff Anderson, 57 of Cleveland; beloved son of Richard C. and the late Ann (nee Farmer); loving brother of Jim Anderson and Sue O'Brien (Tim); dear uncle of Megan, Shannon, Joe and Kerry; cousin of many. Passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Jeff worked for Graybar Electric Supply for 13 years. He leaves behind many friends and coworkers. Jeff loved Cleveland sports. He was an avid...
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Theodore S Zajac

July 23, 1918 - September 30, 2018

Theodore "Ted" Stanley Zajac, 100 of Bay Village passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018. He was born 23 July 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio to Polish Immigrants: Sophie (nee Polak) and Stanley Zajac. Ted was a graduate of West Tech High School and he enlisted in the Army in 1941. He ended the war as a Major in the Chemical Corps. During WWII he was instrumental in advancing this country's...
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Veronica Hama

May 20, 1926 - September 24, 2018

HAMA Veronica (nee Kall), age 92, passed away from silent aspiration, Wednesday, September 25, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Beloved wife of the late John R., loving mother of Dottie Perez (Raoul), and the late Nancy Cirvencic, devoted grandmother of Christopher Cirvencic, aunt, great aunt & great-great aunt of many. Cherished St. Stephen parishioner, where Nancy Cirvencic was church...
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Loretta Serrano

November 13, 1959 - September 24, 2018

Loretta D. Serrano (nee Dillemuth) 58 yrs., of Rocky River, OH passed away of Breast Cancer on September 24, 2018. She was born November 13, 1959 to parents Bernard and Kathleen Dillemuth. Loretta graduated from Ohio State University with her Bachelor's Degree and worked for the T.L.C. Insurance Group as an Independent Insurance Broker. She was an accomplished musician that played the flute; she...
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Robert Yurick

September 21, 2018

Dr. Robert S. Yurick passed away peacefully on September 21, 2018 surrounded by his family. Bob attended Lakewood High School where he played on championship football and baseball teams. He received a football scholarship to play under Woody Hayes at the Ohio State University where he met the love of his life. Bob was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He had an offer to play major league...
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Thomas Krasin

May 17, 1942 - September 12, 2018

Thomas L. Krasin, 76 of Avon Lake passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018. He was born May 17, 1942. Tom served in the United States Army and received his Bachelors in communications from Butler University. He enjoyed model airplanes and sailboats. He was a Chicago Bears fan, a NASCAR fan and a master at the BBQ. Tom is survived by his children Kristin Markell and Sean Krasin; granddaughter...
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Ralph Nussle

May 1, 1933 - September 9, 2018

AVON LAKE — Ralph Nussle, 85, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at the Avon Cleveland Clinic Hospital. He was born May 1, 1933, in Warren, a son of Carl Nussle and Emilie Ginger Nussle. Ralph was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and The Ohio State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy as a meteorologist aboard...
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Nancy Cripe

February 16, 1937 - September 6, 2018

Nancy L. Cripe (nee Holtman), 81, of Avon Lake formerly of Bowling Green, Ohio. Beloved wife of 54 years to the late George R. Cripe; loving mother of Kevin (Melissa); dear sister of Carl Holtman. Passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Nancy was a wonderful mother, homemaker and Baker of the "Best" Key Lime Pie. She has been reunited with her true love, George, in heaven. She is...
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Donald E. Houghton

March 23, 1928 - September 5, 2018

Donald E. Houghton, 90 of North Ridgeville, OH passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 with his family by his side. He was born March 23, 1928 in Buffalo, NY. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Violet (Bundy) Houghton; his loving wife of 63 years, Geraldine Stephanie (Cheek) and his brother Ken Houghton. Donald served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He...
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Ruth Hardwig

June 21, 1922 - September 3, 2018

Ruth F. Hardwig (nee Freeman), 96, a longtime resident of Avon Lake, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 21, 1922 in Bentonville, AR. Ruth earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Iowa. She was a founding member of the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra and a traffic manager at WCLV radio station. She was an accomplished cellist...
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Laddie Lid

December 19, 1956 - August 29, 2018

Laddie J. Lid, 61 of Amherst formerly of Avon Lake, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 surrounded by his friends (family) and his dear friend and companion Lori. Beloved son of the late Laddie and Lillian Lid; sister Maryann (Jim) deceased. He is survived by niece Michelle Weber (Edward), Jimmy Althans (Joni),Johnny Althans(Cynthia),Joel Althans(Stacey); Great nieces and nephews include...
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Grace Rieck

December 18, 1919 - August 28, 2018

Grace M. Rieck (nee Williams) 98 of Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Town Center in Avon Lake. She was born December 18, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Avon Lake in 1955; living there until her passing. Grace worked for the Avon Lake School Board for 18 years in addition to being a homemaker. Grace and Cyd wintered in North Fort Myers, Florida next to their daughter...
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Suzanne Cook

January 6, 1952 - August 27, 2018

Suzanne M. Cook, 66, of Avon Lake, passed away on August 27, 2018. She was born January 6, 1952 to parents John and Anna Cooke in Huron, Ohio. Suzanne retired from Alcoa where she worked as a Procurement Coordinator in the purchasing department for over 30 years. After retiring, Suzanne enjoyed spending time with family and friends or having a cup of coffee in the park by the lake. She also...
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John Whittemore

June 22, 1961 - August 22, 2018

John Rice Whittemore, 57 of Elyria passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 after a long illness. He was born June 22, 1961. John was born in Cleveland and grew up in Sheffield Lake. He was a 1979 graduate of Brookside High School. He loved his animals. His dog Sparky went everywhere with him. His lifelong passion was landscaping; he loved yard work and working with his hands. He was a kind and...
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Mark Wladecki

April 13, 1958 - August 12, 2018

Dr. Mark J. Wladecki, 60 of Avon Lake passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was born April 13, 1958 in Elyria, OH. Mark was a cherished husband and father who lived a life full of passion, joy and principle. He served the community as a head and neck surgeon; promoted a healthy, active lifestyle by example and coaching, and took pride in providing feasts for the people he loved. Mark is...
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James E. Calogeras

April 8, 1941 - August 8, 2018

James E. "Jim" Calogeras, 77, of Avon Lake, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Jim was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Nicholas and Angela (nee Palta) Calogeras. Beloved father of Tina Calogeras, Edward Calogeras (Julie), and Jennifer Clay (Corey); cherished grandfather of Matthew, Zach, Isabel, and Alyssa; loving brother of Athena Godet-Calogeras (Jean-Francois). Jim spent his entire 38...
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