Condolence & Memory Journal

Hello Bob and family, Am so sorry and sad to learn of Michelle's passing. What a fun lady to chat with at our Twinsburg Waterpark every summer! She always had a smile on her face too....ready to share a laugh, a story and local gossip too. Know she is missed and looking out for all of you. So fortunate to have known both of you. Keeping you in my heart and prayers....keep on swimming, Joanie

Posted by Joanie Tompkins - Twinsburg, OH - Friend   July 03, 2020

Dear Bob, we are so sorry to hear of Michele's passing. She was such a loving person, and very much loved by family and friends. I remember how kind you both were to offer me a place to stay when I came to Ohio for Julia's baptism. I am so glad to have gotten to know her.

Posted by Robin Sorenson Wolinski - New York, NY - Family   June 30, 2020

We are very sad to hear about Michele's passing. Our sincere condolences to you, Bob, and your entire family. We enjoyed working with and getting to know Michele. She was a wonderful person who was very competent in doing her work.
She will be missed.

Posted by Frank and Jean Navratil    June 26, 2020

Thinking of you. In our prayers.

Posted by Rita Malaska - Twinsburg, OH - Family   June 26, 2020

Mr. McFarland, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember first meeting Mrs. Mcfarland when Brian and I were roommates at Ohio State. I will always remember her kindness and how welcoming she was any time I was able to spend time with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Alan and Daria Schwartz

Posted by Alan Schwartz - Lakewood, CO - Family Friend   June 25, 2020

We are so sad to say goodbye to Michele. She was an amazing lady. So caring and loving. We were so lucky to call her a friend/ family.

Posted by Sue and Earl Sorenson - New Brighton, MN - Family Friend   June 25, 2020

I have nothing but good memories of Michele from our years as colleagues at JCU. She was a warm and capable lady. Mary Beth and I send our condolences to you, Bob, and to everyone in your family.

Posted by Mike Quinn - Cleveland, OH - Coworker   June 24, 2020

Oh Bob and family, I am so terribly sorry to hear of this. My time at John Carroll was made much brighter because of Michele. What a great sense of humor and always smiling through both the good and frustrating times. Hold on to all the great memories... I surely will.

Posted by Karen Ohlrich - Chesterland, OH - Friend   June 24, 2020

So sorry Christine to hear your mother's death. Know that you and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by Brian Daw    June 24, 2020

Bob and family, our hearts go out to all of you. Michele was such a gracious, caring woman. Her spirit will live on in all of the lives she touched so positively.

Posted by The Feorene Family - Friend   June 24, 2020

We are so sorry to learn of Michele's passing. We are glad we were able to talk with her just a couple of weeks ago. We've known you both for such a long time and we will miss her very much. She was an incredibly sweet woman. Our hearts go out to Bob and your family. We send our love.

Posted by Elva and Bob Busch - Santa Fe, NM - Friend   June 23, 2020

Christine, Urban and family...was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Know that I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Continue to keep your Mom's beautiful memories close in your heart where she will always be with you. I am here if you need anything❤! Virtual hugs to all of you!

Posted by Kathleen Berry - Cleveland, OH - Family Friend   June 23, 2020

I was so sad to hear about your loss. Michele and I were great friends and graduated Cleveland Heights High together. She was a bright light in my life when my family moved into Cleveland, and lived on Maple Road. She would always wave to me from her window, before I even met her. My prayers to her and her family. Arbie Galbraith, Friend, Ft. Myers Florida

Posted by Arbie Galbraith - Ft. Myers, FL - Friend   June 23, 2020

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Michele. She was a kind and gentle lady. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Margie, Mike, Sean and Paul Rossander - Westlake, OH - Friend   June 23, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Although it has been several years since we have seen each other, I still recall Michele's smile and pleasant personality whenever we were together. Our prayers are with her and your entire family. May God bless,

Posted by Tim and Pam Hesketh - Chagrin Falls, OH - Family Friend   June 23, 2020

My sympathy to the family. Rest In Peace, Dear Michele.
Debbie Juker

Posted by Debbie Juker - Mentor, OH - Coworker   June 23, 2020


Our deepest condolences to the Picard/McFarland families. We will truly miss her. She was a loving, caring, thoughtful person with a great sense of humor, a beautiful smile and laugh, and always a positive thing to say. She was an inspiration. Her spirit carries on in all of you. With love, Michelle and Graeham

Posted by Michelle and Graeham Guerin - Westlake, OH - Friend   June 23, 2020

Michele was such a sweet gentle sorry for your loss...carrie Huszczo

Posted by caroline huszczo - mentor, OH - Friend   June 23, 2020

A kind, compassionate and intelligent coworker. Prayers for you all who she loves and all who love her.

Posted by Louise Barmann - Cleveland Heights, OH - Coworker   June 23, 2020

She was my best friend, my partner, and my wife for 52 wonderful years. Michele completed me. She was a great role model and the perfect example of a mother and a friend. I will miss you terribly my Love. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Bob McFarland    June 23, 2020


You have our deepest condolences. Our family is praying for you and your entire family. Please do not hesitate to reach out us for anything!

Heath, Kristy, Zach, and Ashley McKenzie

Posted by Heath McKenzie - Ravenna, OH - Friend   June 23, 2020

I will always remember Michele with the fondest of memories as I worked with her at JCU. Such a kind soul, and always welcoming spirit about her. Praying for God's love and comfort to envelop the family.

Posted by William Wilhelm - Brooklyn, OH - Coworker   June 23, 2020

Bob, so sorry to hear about Michele passing. Deb and I held you and Michele in high regards and an excellent example of a great marriage. We are praying for you and the family.

Posted by Kyle Malone - Green, OH - Friend   June 23, 2020

Bob, I have just heard of Michele's death. I'm so sorry to hear this. All my sympathies and heart felt condolences to you and your family. I will hope to be in touch with you Some day soon. Strength and peace to you in this sad sad time.

Posted by Cheri Slattery - Lyndhurst, OH - Coworker   June 22, 2020