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.

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


Our Obituaries

Rosemary "Rose" A. Hubach

March 5, 1942 - March 3, 2015

Rosemary "Rose" A. Hubach (nee Wright), 72 of Avon Lake passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 after a short illness at New Life Hospice Center in Lorain. Rose was born in Lansing, MI on March 5, 1942. She worked as a home health care aide and loved taking care of people. In her younger years, Rose loved boating and fishing. She also enjoyed animals, gospel music and photography. Rose is...
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Michael J. Rytel

May 10, 1953 - March 1, 2015

Michael J. Rytel, 61, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother; passed away Sunday March 1, 2015. Memorials may be forwarded to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. Private services to be held. 440-933-3202 www.buschcares.com
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Richard R. Kessel

July 26, 1929 - February 27, 2015

Richard R. Kessel, age 85. Cherished husband of Constance (Foos), passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family. He leaves behind his wife, Connie, and children: David (Sharon), Christine Greene (Keith), Lisa Flanagan (Eddie, deceased) and Julie Sullivan (Brian), and 10 grandchildren: Daniel, Jesse, Ian, Lea, Joseph, Jared, Grant, Reed, McKenna and Greyson. Richard was the youngest of...
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William Wright

July 9, 1933 - February 24, 2015

William Wright, 81, Beloved husband of Marie Frances (nee Mohler) of 58 years; Loving father of Kenneth (Gail) and Lisa Halle; Dear grandfather of Jeffrey, Michelle, Samantha, Joelle, and Dane. Retired Fire Chief at Cleveland Hopkins Airport; U.S. Air Force Veteran. Passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. No services will be held. Cremation by Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake.
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Daniel Lee Bentley

February 19, 2015

Daniel Lee Bentley, infant son of Desiree Lee Rogers and Daniel Bentley, Jr. of Lorain passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. Family and Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Road, Avon Lake Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 6:00pm until time of memorial services at 7:30pm. Pastor Jason Keith will officiate. 440-933-3202 www.buschcares.com
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Greg L. Collette

October 4, 1953 - February 15, 2015

Greg L. Collette, 61 of Sheffield Lake passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Louis Stoke Medical Center. Greg was born in Monroe, MI on October 4, 1953. He served 2 years in the US Marine Corp and Vietnam. Greg was self-employed and Owner of Greg Pools Service. He enjoyed bowling, especially with the Garfield Heights Couples League. Greg also appreciated music and liked playing cards. ...
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David Charles Teller

August 12, 1957 - February 14, 2015

David Charles Teller, 57 of Avon Lake, passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2015. He was born in Columbus on August 12, 1957. David is survived by his brother Steve Teller (Wendy) of Avon Lake; niece Julie Teller and nephew Brian Teller. He is preceded in death by his parents John P. Teller (2006) and Betty Jean (nee Britton) Teller (2009). A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Busch...
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Barbara Jean Jeannie Turner

June 21, 1949 - February 14, 2015

Barbara Jean "Jeannie" Turner (nee Delinsky) 65 of Avon Lake Formerly of Harrisburg, passed away suddenly, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Metro Hospital. Jeannie was born June 21, 1949 in Lorain and was a 1967 graduate of Admiral King High School. Jeannie worked in petroleum equipment sales for Petro-Com and then Emil Pawlik Equipment Sales of Richfield. She was once a member of the...
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James C. "Jim" Sorg

May 7, 1940 - February 11, 2015

James C. "Jim" Sorg, 74, Beloved husband of Denise V. (nee Inch), loving father of James (Susan), Jeffrey, John (Candace) and the late Tricia Luxenburg; grandfather of Charlie, Sam, Kenzie, Izzy, Max, Miranda, Ethan and Lauren; brother of Robert Sorg (Barbara), Barbara Kellam (Ron), Mary Jo Richardson, Richard Sorg, Betsy Chermak and Teri McManaman (Mike); uncle of many. Passed away Wednesday...
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Elmeris Ellie Marcucci

January 20, 1921 - February 11, 2015

Elmeris "Ellie" Marcucci (nee Ridolfi), 94 of Avon Lake, formerly of Sheffield Lake passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. She was born on January 20, 1921 in Fano, Italy. At age 8 Ellie moved to Buffalo, NY and at age 37 she moved to Sheffield Lake. She graduated from Kensington High School in Buffalo and worked as a program director for 22 years with Brunswick...
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Beverly (nee Schenke) Sunseri

August 13, 1931 - February 10, 2015

Beverly J. Sunseri (nee Schenke) 83 of Avon Lake formerly of Bay Village, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015 following a lengthy illness at Rae Ann Suburban Center, Westlake. Mrs. Sunseri was born August 13, 1931 in Cleveland. She had worked as a model for Higbees and Halles Department Stores, mostly wedding dresses in her late teens and early twenties and then women's fashions. She was also...
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Kenny Ramsey

February 22, 1932 - February 10, 2015

Kenny Ramsey 82 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Gassaway, WV, passed away February 10, 2015 at Mercy Regional Hospital Medical Center, Lorain. Mr. Ramsey was born February 22, 1932 in Frametown, WV and had lived in Sheffield Lake the past 47 years. Kenny worked for the Ford Motor Company Brookpark retiring as a Core Dipper from the Foundry after 33 ½ years of service. He was a member of the...
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David W. McClenahan

September 4, 1940 - February 9, 2015

David W. McClenahan, 74, a resident of Avon Lake since 1965, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 9, 2015. David was born in Jerusalem, Israel on September 4, 1940. He attended Bob Jones University and graduated from Toccoa Falls Institute in Georgia where he played basketball, track and soccer. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, Plank owner and Air Traffic Controller on USS Enterprise. David...
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Edgar F. Eckenrode

July 21, 1918 - February 8, 2015

Edgar F. Eckenrode, 96 of Sheffield Lake passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, February 8, 2015. He was born on July 21, 1918 in Patton, PA. He worked at General Motors in Parma retiring after 25 years. Edgar was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and spent his winter months in Florida following retirement. Edgar is survived by his children Donna Woods (Jim) of Sheffield Lake,...
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Frederick "Babe" Francis Meyer

July 10, 1915 - February 6, 2015

Fred was passionate about Lake Erie. He built and sailed ice boats and sail boats and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a general contractor. His wife, Ann, passed away in 2003. Fred's children are Constance Ann, who died in 1946, Marjorie Ellen Kodish (Marvin), Frederick Thomas Meyer (Mary Lee), Mary Anne Meyer, Jean Marie Richards (Donald), 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. ...
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Peter J. Corrigan

April 23, 1928 - February 5, 2015

Peter J. Corrigan, 86 of Avon Lake and formerly of Bay Village passed away at his residence on Thursday, February 05, 2015. He was born in Cleveland on April 23, 1928. Peter was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. He was a 2nd Lt. Platoon Leader and Paratrooper. Peter was employed for over 40 years as a Real Estate Agent Broker and Office Manager, retiring form Realty One, Avon Lake. He is survived...
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Constance B. Kriikku

February 13, 1933 - January 29, 2015

Constance B. Kriikku (nee Bosworth), 81, devoted wife of the late Paul E. Kriikku; loving mother of Lucy O'Shaughnessy (Stephen) and Eric (Jo); caring grandmother of Christine, Paul, Laine; sister of the late Jack and Kurt Brooks; sister in law of Joan Kriikku. Brown's season ticket holder and life-long golfer. Passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be...
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Patricia Ann Tricia Kerns

April 8, 1958 - January 22, 2015

Patricia Ann "Tricia" Kerns (nee Littell) 56 a life long resident of Avon Lake, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at St. John Medical Center. Mrs. Kerns was born April 8, 1958 in Cleveland. Tricia was a 1976 graduate of Avon Lake High School and earned and associate degree from Akron University. She put her education to use as an assistant in various law office and working part...
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Allen L. Kallach

August 27, 1940 - January 20, 2015

Allen L. Kallach, 74, loving husband of Charlotte (nee Sunky); loving father of Jeffrey (Charlene), Craig (Shelly), and Brian (Ruthann); devoted grandfather of Amanda, Mackenzie, Hunter, Aaron, Christopher, Hannah and Carter; dear brother of Richard (Virginia); uncle of many; son of the late Louis and Florence (nee Biesiadecki). Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. In lieu of...
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Jean L. Breese

February 8, 1927 - January 17, 2015

Jean L. Breese (nee Cormier) 87 of Avon Lake formerly of Rocky River, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Normandy, Rocky River after a long illness. Jean was born February 8, 1927 in Cleveland and had lived in Avon Lake since 1952. She was a graduate of Rocky River High School in 1945 and a 60 year member of the Rocky River Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. In the late...
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Richard Louis Zrubek

March 17, 1927 - January 17, 2015

Richard Louis Zrubek, 87 a long time resident of Avon Lake, passed away, Saturday, January 17, 2015 following a lengthy illness. He was born March 17, 1927 in Cleveland. Prior to graduation from high school Richard joined the Merchant Marines and served during WWII. He was then drafted in 1950 and served 2 years in the United States Army During the Korean War. Richard was an iron...
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Geraldine Mae Bozak

June 13, 1930 - January 16, 2015

Geraldine Mae Bozak (nee Adkins) 84 of Parma, formerly of Lakewood, passed away, following complications of a heart ailment, Friday, January 16, 2015 at Parma Hospital. She was born June 13, 1930 in Royal, West Virginia and came to "The Big City", Cleveland when she was 20 years old to make a better life for herself. It was in West Virginia that Geraldine worked long hot hours in a laundry...
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Michael B. Ferner

October 11, 1949 - January 16, 2015

Michael B. Ferner, 65 of Avon Lake, formerly of Lakewood, passed away, unexpectedly, Friday, January 16, 2015. Michael was born October 11, 1949 in Toledo and had lived in Avon Lake the past 35 years. Michael was a 1969 graduate of Lakewood High School. He worked as a foreman for various manufacturing companies and most recently was a technician at Paws By The Lake, Pet Resort and Day Care...
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Paul C. Smith

October 15, 1927 - January 15, 2015

Paul C. Smith, 87, of Sheffield Village since 1945 and formerly of Avon Lake, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at New Life Hospice Residential Center, Lorain, following a short illness. He was born October 15, 1927 in Avon Lake. Paul proudly served his country as member of the United States Army during WWII and was a member Sheffield Lake AMVETS Post 55. He was employed with Dairymens...
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Daniel W. Kolofer

July 23, 1945 - January 14, 2015

Daniel W. Kolofer, age 69 Avon Lake, Ohio; beloved husband of Peg (nee Zunt) for over 45 years passed away on January 14, 2015. Son of Richard J. and Henrietta Kolofer (nee Mazurowski). Wonderful loving father to Lori Burk and Dennis, proud Papa to T.K. Burk and Eloise Radanich, brother of Richard Kolofer, brother in-law to Sandy Minardi, the late Judy Goble and uncle too many nieces and...
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Stuart K. Lightfoot

November 14, 1932 - January 14, 2015

Stuart K. Lightfoot, 82, resident of Avon Lake for over 48 years, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Lakewood Hospital following a lengthy illness. Stuart was born November 14, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, son of William E. and Pearl F. (Knight) Lightfoot. He was in the Signal Corp of the United States Army in the Korean War . He moved to Avon Lake in 1966 and worked for Eaton Corp, serving...
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Veronica "Ronnie" Mary Wheeler

October 27, 1949 - January 13, 2015

Veronica "Ronnie" Mary Wheeler, 65 of Avon Lake passed away surrounded by family on January 13, 2015 at Ames Hospice in Westlake following a short illness. She was born on October 27, 1949 in Berea and graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1968. She worked in shipping at the Eaton Corporation, retiring after 47 years. Veronica enjoyed astrology, crocheting, boating, drawing and painting. ...
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Janet Lee Rasmussen-Whittaker

March 2, 1948 - January 10, 2015

Janet Lee Rasmussen-Whittaker (Rashke), 66, of Avon Lake passed away Saturday, January 10 at St. John Medical Center, Westlake after a lengthy battle. Janet was born March 2, 1948 in Cleveland and lived in Avon Lake most of her life. She was employed as an assembler with Western Enterprises, Avon Lake for 28 years. Janet was a lifetime member of the Women's Auxiliary VFW Post 8686, Sheffield Lake...
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Edward A. Doyle

June 30, 1923 - January 10, 2015

Edward A. Doyle 91 of Bay Village passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015. He was born in Cleveland on June 30, 1923 and graduated from Rocky River High School in 1942. Following high school Edward served for 3 years in the Third Army, European Theatre during WWII and was recalled for Active Duty in 1950 for 23 month as Company Commander during the Korean War. In addition, Edward received...
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Judith S. Kenny

May 17, 1945 - January 9, 2015

Judy S. Kenny (nee Stein), 69 of Avon Lake passed away following a brief illness at her home Friday, January 9, 2015 surrounded by her loving family, friends and her dogs. Judy was born May 17, 1945 in East Cleveland and raised in Avon Lake. She was employed as a Licensed Social Worker at Help Foundation, Cleveland before retiring. She began her career as a recess monitor and school librarian...
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Anthony J. "Tony" Bianco

September 20, 1945 - January 7, 2015

Anthony J. "Tony" Bianco, Jr., 69, a longtime resident of Avon Lake, beloved husband of Margaret "Meg" (nee Duffin); cherished father of Nicole Bianco (Jeff Sepich), Carrie Cuomo (Jon); loving step father of T.J. Campisi (Jackie), Laura Kendera (Joe); amazing papa of Benjamin, Nicholas, and Joseph Anthony Cuomo; preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Marie Grace (nee Morocco) and brother...
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Raymond John Jarina

June 19, 1933 - January 6, 2015

Raymond John Jarina, 81 of Bay Village; beloved husband of the late Katherine (nee Pasalaqua); loving father of Eric J. (Marie) of Bay Village; dear grandfather of Eric D. and Nicholas A. Preceded in death by parents Nicholas and Mary Francis. Graduate of Lakewood High School. Painter for over 40 years. Passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Busch...
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Robert Stephen Clegg

November 7, 1924 - January 4, 2015

Robert Stephen Clegg, 90 of Avon Lake, passed away, Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake. Mr. Clegg was born, November 7, 1924 in Barnesville, OH. He was a 1942 graduate of Barnesville High School. On February 20, 1943 Robert entered the United States Army 8th Air Force and was a gunner on B-24 and B-17 airplanes. On September 12, 1944 his B-17 was shot down over...
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Milan Kral

October 20, 1943 - January 2, 2015

Milan Kral, 71 of Ashland, formerly of Sheffield Lake, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Home, Ashland, after a battle with cancer. Milan was born October 20, 1943 in Cleveland and had lived in Sheffield Lake for 28 years before moving to Ashland in 2012. After graduating from Cleveland South High School in 1963, Milan joined the United States Air Force in 1964 and...
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Gareth Franklin "Gary" Rahman

May 18, 1939 - January 1, 2015

Gareth Franklin "Gary" Rahman, 75 of Avon Lake formerly of Rochester Minnesota, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, following a 26 year battle with Parkinson's Disease. Mr. Rahman was born May 18, 1939 in Winona, Minnesota and had lived in Avon Lake the past 26 years. Gary was a graduate of University of Minnesota and served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp....
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Margaret S. Gardner-Linn

October 12, 1916 - December 30, 2014

Margaret S. Gardner-Linn (nee Smith), 98, of Sheffield Lake passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at O'Neill Healthcare Lakewood. She was born in Lorain, Ohio on October 12, 1916. Margaret owned Gardner's Academy of Music in Sheffield Lake with her first husband and was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Sheffield Lake. She taught Adult Sunday School, organized the Food Pantry with...
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Rose Mary McCoy, Gambino

September 10, 1920 - December 29, 2014

Rose Mary McCoy (nee Gambino) 94 of Avon Lake formerly of Cleveland, passed away peacefully at the Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake, Monday, December 29, 2014. Rose was born September 10, 1920 and had lived in Avon Lake since 1968. Rose was a homemaker that loved to cook, host Sunday dinner and just be together with family at various gatherings. Her love of cooking also carried over...
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Paul A. Larson

September 23, 1966 - December 27, 2014

PAUL A. LARSON, 48 of Avon Lake, passed away , Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Ames Hospice House, Westlake due to a short illness. He was born on September 23, 1966 in Geneva, New York. He went to St. Joseph Parochial School, Avon Lake and graduated from St. Edwards High School, class of 1984. He then received a bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University. Paul worked as an...
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Victoria L. "Vikki" Shanafelt

August 23, 1957 - December 26, 2014

Vikki L. Shanafelt (nee Vitale), 57, of Avon Lake passed away Friday, December 26 at Ames Hospice House, Westlake after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. She was born August 23, 1957 in Wyandotte, MI and was a lifelong resident of Lorain County. She was a 1975 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School and attended Ohio University. She was a member of the American Legion Post 211 Women's...
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Florence L. "Kidder" Frisky

November 10, 1935 - December 25, 2014

Florence L. "Kidder" Frisky (nee Shrum), 79 of Avon Lake passed away December 25, 2014 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was born November 10, 1935 in Latrobe, PA and was raised in Derry, PA. She was a graduate of Derry High School and employed as a medical transcriber for Fairview General Hospital, Cleveland for 25 years before retiring. Family was most important to her and...
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Susan Elizabeth Edgington

March 29, 1943 - December 24, 2014

Susan Edgington (nee Rodier), 71; wife of Ralph; mother to Garry (Lezli), Laura, D'Arcy Anne (Timothy) and Timothy (Michele); grandmother of Bradley, Larissa, Thomas, Ryan, Corina, Tyler, Clark, Alec and Zackary. Sister of Mary Jeanne, Carole and the late Joyce. Passed away 12/24/14. Prayers at the funeral home at 9:15 on Sat., 1/3, followed by 10am Mass at St. Joseph Church, 32929 Lake Rd., Avon...
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Geraldine M. Guerin

December 9, 1923 - December 15, 2014

Geraldine M. Guerin (nee Cebula) – 91, of Bay Village, Ohio, formerly of Avon, Ohio and Ware, Massachusetts, passed away, Monday, December 15, 2014 at O'Neill Healthcare, Bay Village, Ohio. Mrs. Guerin was born December 9, 1923 in Ware, Massachusetts and had lived in Ohio the past 12 years. Mrs. Guerin was a homemaker and longtime volunteer at Mary Lane Hospital, Ware, Massachusetts. She...
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Janice Van Wagner

March 27, 1934 - December 11, 2014

Janice Van Wagner (nee Walther), 80, of Avon Lake passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, December 11, 2014. She was born March, 27, 1934 in Lakewood. She was a 1952 graduate of Avon Lake High School and was a self-employed seamstress and beautician. Jan was a member of the Avon Lake United Church of Christ. She was a founding member of the Save the Woods project which led to the...
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Gertrude Ann "Sue" Bunney

January 15, 1931 - December 10, 2014

Gertrude Ann "Sue" Bunney (nee Smith), 83, beloved wife of Reverend John M. Bunney for 65 years; loving mother of John E. Bunney, Sharon G. (David) Britt, Courtney H. (Mary) Bunney, Heather L. (Jeff) Hochstettler and the late Alfred Bunney; dear grandmother of Zachary, Christy, Matthew, Meghan, Jacob, Timothy, Joseph and Thomas; great-grandmother of Hailey, Ashley, Blake, Jackson, Josie, James...
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Irene C. Sandfry

November 24, 1922 - December 7, 2014

Irene C. Sandfry, formally known as Sister M. Joachim and Sister Irene, 92, passed peacefully on December 7, 2014. Irene was born November 24, 1922 in Niles, OH to James and Elizabeth (nee Jeswald) Sandfry. Irene is survived by her brother, Robert (Nancy) Sandfry of Avon Lake, OH, Nieces; Anne Marie Ruddy, Vero Beach FL, Elizabeth Chandelle Dutro, Westminster, CA, Pamela Garcia, Lakewood, CA,...
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Elizabeth Varga-Sinka

April 18, 1917 - December 6, 2014

Elizabeth Varga -Sinka, 97, of Avon Lake, died of stroke complications at the Hospice of the Western Reserve, Ames Hospice House, Saturday, December 6, 2014. Formerly of Lorain, she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, in Avon Lake. She was born on April 18, 1917 in Hungary. She immigrated to the United States in 1950 with her husband Dr. Michael Varga-Sinka (deceased 1965) and...
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Lois Marie Kenney

April 19, 1936 - December 6, 2014

Lois M. Kenney, (nee Luli) 78, of Avon Lake, passed away December 6,2014. Wife of William E. Kenney, Lois is survived by children, Kay (Robert) Shivers, San Antonio, TX; Tom (Jeanne) Kenney, Green Bay, WI; grandmother of Billy, Bridget, Ethan, Andrew and Jillian; sister of Margaret (Marshall) Heflin of Akron. Memorials may be forwarded to St. Joseph Building Fund,32929 Lake Road, Avon Lake, OH...
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Robert "Bobby" Sands Vincent, Jr.

August 22, 1973 - December 5, 2014

Robert "Bobby" Sands Vincent, Jr., 41 of Lorain, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away, Friday, December 5, 2014 at home following a sudden illness. Bobby was born August 22, 1973 in Lorain. Bobby attended Avon Lake High School and worked as a painter for Aero Tek, a job that took Bobby around the world from Whales, England, Netherlands, California and Texas. He collected coins, marbles and...
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Jay A. Gallagher

June 30, 1932 - December 3, 2014

Jay A. Gallagher, 82 of LaGrange, formerly of Sheffield Lake passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, KY. Jay was born on June 30, 1932 in Wellsburg, WV. He was employed as a truck driver at Peoples Cartage in Massillon for 29 years. Jay was an avid Browns and NASCAR racing fan. Jay is survived by his children Debbie Pike (Richard) of...
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Mary E. Egan

April 14, 1922 - December 2, 2014

Mary Eileen Egan, (nee Noggle) 92 of North Royalton and formerly of Kamms Corners, Cleveland passed away at St. John Medical Center Westlake, Tuesday, December 02, 2014. Mrs. Egan was born April 14, 1922 in Medina County and had lived in North Royalton for 25 years, before coming to the Avon Lake area nearer her son. For the last 15 years she had spent 9 months in Ellenton, Florida. Mary was a...
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Mary E. Williams

January 29, 1933 - November 27, 2014

Mary E. Williams (nee Russell), 81, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. She was born January 29, 1933 in St. Clair Twp, OH the daughter of the late Harry M. & Grace Ann Russell (nee Hotak). She was employed as a R.N. for many years. Survived by 3 children, Sheryll Miller (Dale Barnett), John "Mike" Williams (Laura) & George Williams; 2 grandchildren, Amy Lee Skelly & Stephen Smith; 2 great...
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Larry Cazmair Heczko

May 31, 1961 - November 13, 2014

Larry Cazmair Heczko, 53, of Avon Lake formerly of Naugatuck, CT passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 of injuries sustained in an unexpected accident. Larry was born May 31, 1961 and had moved to Avon Lake in 1986 where he was known around town as Gomer. Larry was a 1979 graduate of Naugatuck High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force serving five years being...
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Lauren M. DiCesare

November 16, 1975 - November 12, 2014

Lauren M. DiCesare, 38, loving mother of Alexander L. Azzarello; dear daughter of Joseph E. DiCesare (Darlene) and Francesca M. Cappara (James); sister of Dawn Allgood, Teresa DiCesare, and Anna Turner; nephew K.J. Allgood; maternal grandfather Walter Buchmann (late Clara), paternal grandparents Joseph DiCesare and Bernice DiCesare. Graduate of St. Joseph Academy. Passed away on Wednesday,...
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Thelma B. Carrigan

October 18, 1930 - November 11, 2014

Thelma B. Carrigan (nee Blane), 84 of Avon Lake, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at St. John Medical Center, Westlake. Thelma was born on October 18, 1930 in Wheeling, WV. She graduated from Wheeling University and received 2 master degrees from Case Western University in education and library science. Thelma was a member of Theta Rho (business woman's sorority) and Mighty...
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Mary Virginia "Ginny" Mitchell

January 24, 1945 - November 2, 2014

Mary Virginia "Ginny" Mitchell (nee Conklin) 69, of Avon Lake formerly of Bay Village, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Ames Family Hospice House. She was born January 24, 1945 in Neosho, Missouri and has lived in Avon Lake since 1972. Mrs. Mitchell was a 1962 graduate of Bay Village High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music and Education from Baldwin...
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Gerald R. Maurer

September 3, 1936 - October 29, 2014

Gerald R. Maurer, age 78, of Westlake, passed away on October 29, 2014 (Born in Rochester, NY and raised in Akron, OH ). As a graduate of Notre Dame University and The Ohio State University, Jerry held management positions with the Higbee Co. and American Handling Equipment Co. He was the husband of 54 years to Joyce F. (nee Froning) and the loving father of J. Brooke Stumpf (William), Jill...
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Charlotte M. Swanson

July 13, 1921 - October 26, 2014

Charlotte M. Swanson (nee Miller) 93 of Avon Lake, formerly of Turtle Rock Point, Irvine, California passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Ames Hospice House Westlake. She was born July 13, 1921 in Chicago Illinois. Mrs. Swanson had lived in Avon Lake for the past 23 years after living in Irvine for 30 years. While in California, Mrs. Swanson had done some modeling of ladies wear and owned her...
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Marcella M. Dlugosz

May 31, 1927 - October 26, 2014

Marcella M. Dlugosz (nee Shutic), 87, a life-long resident of Avon Lake passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Fairview Hospital. She was born on May 31, 1927 and graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1945. Marcella was a Charter Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079, Ladies Auxiliary of Elyria, and Slovak Ladies Association. Marcella was very passionate...
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Jeremy Daniel Hanslik

August 23, 1976 - October 25, 2014

JEREMY DANIEL HANSLIK, age 38, of Avon Lake, passed away on October 25, 2014; beloved father of Sean Dalton, loving son of Laura Faulkner (nee Losey), devoted stepson of George Faulkner, cherished brother of Jessica MacKeigan (nee Hanslik) (David), beloved grandson of Evelyn and the late George Faulkner and the late Art and Elizabeth Losey. Fun loving uncle of Kendall, Aidan, Brigid, and Colin...
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Stephen Rees Carter

February 22, 1946 - October 25, 2014

Stephen Rees Carter, 68 of Avon formerly of Rocky River, and Gallipolis passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Ames Hospice House, Westlake. Mr. Carter was a graduate of Gallia Academy, Gallipolis and a graduate of Ohio University where he was a member of the ROTC program and served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 in Korea. Steve was the owner of Carter Tractor Sales in...
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Thomas John Gannon

August 2, 1939 - October 24, 2014

Thomas John Gannon of Avon Lake passed away October 24 at 75 years of age after a long battle with cancer. His life was filled with laughter and family. Jake, as he was affectionately known, was a traditional man who enjoyed nothing more than his family and friends gathering together. He is survived by wife Lucy Gannon (Norton) of 54 years, and his children: Michael Gannon (Dana); Laura Fleming ...
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Peggy J. Charlton

March 19, 1952 - October 22, 2014

Peggy J. Charlton, 62, loving sister of Paul (Carol), Scott, Diane (fiancé Joseph) and the late William L. Charlton; dear Aunt of Christopher and Gabriel Charlton; daughter of the late William R. and Ilamae (Hessinger); cousin of Sandra Gieling. Passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 74924,...
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Linda J Croes

November 15, 1954 - October 17, 2014

Linda J. Croes of Avon Lake passed away on October 17, 2014 following an illness of one year. She was 59 years old. Linda is survived by her husband Robert Gornall of Avon Lake; mother Elizabeth Croes of Olmsted Falls; sister Susan Daley (husband Scott) of Solon; brother Ricardo Croes (wife Sarah) of Broadview Heights; three nieces, Jennifer Johannisson (husband Eric), Melissa Daley and...
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Mark Ostop Pawlykewych

November 14, 1941 - October 17, 2014

Mark Ostop Pawlykewych 72 of Cleveland passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Wade Park Campus following complications of cancer. Mark was born November 14, 1941 in Monasterisko, Ukraine. At the age of 2 he and his mother fled Ukraine as the Russian Army was approaching, they made their way the former West Germany where they would live for the next six years...
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Joseph A. Tatarka

July 2, 1915 - October 17, 2014

Joseph A. Tatarka, 99, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Sprenger Hospice in Avon Lake. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Lena "Lee" (nee Brandt) and beloved daughters Linda and Karen. Also preceding his death were sisters Florence Murg (Leo), Marion Emerich, Anna Tatarka, Josephine Tatarka, Helen Mario, and brothers Martin and George. Loving survivors...
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Melvin C. Gustin

January 10, 1929 - October 15, 2014

Melvin C. Gustin, 85, beloved husband of the late Joann (nee Truitt); loving father of Deb McCleave (Bill); devoted grandfather of Matthew (Karie), Justin (Maxine), Brian, Bill and Jill (Clint); great-grandfather of Briana, Sophia and Madeline; brother of Wendell and Jean. Passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Memorials may be forwarded to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 74924,...
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Maureen Jane Tomanek

February 2, 1935 - October 10, 2014

Maureen Jame Tomanek (nee O'Brien) 79 of Avon Lake passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. She had been diagnosed with leukemia in April. Maureen was born on February 2, 1935 in Lakewood. Her family moved to Avon Lake in 1948 and she graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1952. Maureen worked as a Service Representative for the Social Security...
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Elizabeth M. Caine

April 18, 1920 - October 9, 2014

Elizabeth M. Caine (nee Webb), 94 of Avon Lake, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Orchards of Westlake. Elizabeth was born on April 18, 1920 in Englewood, NJ. She was an avid reader, great cook and a founding member of St. Joseph Parish in Avon Lake. Elizabeth is survived by her children Kevin and Susan; grandchildren Kimberly Kilmartin, Christopher Pentz, Kerri Caine, Kelly Caine and...
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Joseph Allen Cowfer, PhD.

April 13, 1942 - October 6, 2014

Joseph A. Cowfer, PhD., 72 of Avon Lake, formerly of Medina, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, October 6, 2014 at St. John Medical Center Westlake. Dr. Joseph A. Cowfer was born April 13, 1942 in New Kensington, PA and had lived the past 20 years in Avon Lake. Dr. Cowfer was a graduate of Waukegan Illinois High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Duquesne...
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David C. Jansheski

October 12, 1954 - October 3, 2014

David C. Jansheski of Avon Lake, Ohio, died Friday, October 3, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. David was the son of the late Mary T. Jansheski (née Timko) and L. Clark Jansheski. An accomplished artist, David's work is included in many national and international private, museum, and corporate collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe. He...
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Donald James Rakar

December 21, 1935 - October 3, 2014

Donald James Rakar, 78 of Avon Lake passed away at home on Friday, October 03, 2014. Don was born on December 21, 1935 in Lorain. He graduated from St. Mary's High School, attended Kent State University and IBM School. Don was a United States Navy Veteran and retired from Ford Motor Company after 38 years as a District Sales Manager. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Avon Lake for over 50...
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Richard L. Miller

August 25, 1934 - October 2, 2014

Richard L. Miller, 80, of Avon Lake and Rocky River, passed away October 2, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Peggy (nee Pickin); son of the late Amasa and Lela Miller; brother of Kenneth Miller (Patricia, deceased) and the late Marvin Miller (Janice, deceased); stepfather of Doris Geddis (Don) and James White (Mary Ann); grandfather of Jim, Mike (Katie), Jenny, Chris (deceased) and Steve ...
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Julie M. Sisson

November 23, 1920 - September 26, 2014

Julie M. Sisson (nee McKellogg) 93 of Painesville, formerly of Cincinnati, passed away, Friday, September 26, 2014 at Lakewood Hospital. Julie was born November 23, 1920 in Ashland and had lived in Painesville since 1950. Julie was a graduate of Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature. In Painesville she was a member of the First Church Congregational and the...
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Sarah (nee Gray) Hutchison

November 11, 1919 - September 19, 2014

Sarah G. Hutchison (nee Gray), 94, beloved mother of Robert Jr.; dear wife of the late Robert Sr.: dear sister of Margaret Thompson & Dorothy Chiado of Pittsburgh, and the late Murial Elliott, Sylvia & Roberta Gray. Passed away Friday, September 19, 2014. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Bay Presbyterian Church, 25415 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH 44140. Memorial Service will be held...
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Grace M. Farmer

September 1, 1916 - September 16, 2014

Grace M. Farmer (nee Waffen), 98, Beloved wife of the late Carl F. Farmer; Dear friend of many. Resident of The Westerly, Lakewood. Retiree of the Cleveland Automobile Club. Volunteer of Lakewood Hospital and the Barton Center. Passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Memorials may be forward to Ames Family Hospice, 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, OH 44145 or Barton Center, 14300 Detroit Ave.,...
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Antoinette "Toni" G. Bassi

September 1, 1920 - September 14, 2014

Antoinette "Toni" G. Bassi (nee Kohl), 94, Beloved wife of the late Andrew III; Loving mother of Noel Joyce (Kevin) of Bay Village, Andrew IV (Pam) of Wheaton, IL, and Michael (Karen) of Waukesha, WI; Dear grandmother of 11 and sister of Susan Jankowski. Passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Toni was an avid reader, quilter, & tennis player, loved travel, & was devoted to her faith. The...
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Raymond C. Vorisek

January 13, 1924 - September 12, 2014

Raymond C. Vorisek, 90, World War II U.S. Navy pilot, president of Tomlinson Industries and member of the Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities died Friday September 12th at the Town Center Community Campus Hospice Care. A Cleveland native, Ray and his wife of 68 years Mary Alten Vorisek are long time residents of Avon Lake. After graduating from Garfield Heights High School in 1942,...
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Lamar Gillespie

May 8, 1947 - September 10, 2014

Lamar Gillespie, 67, longtime resident of Sheffield Lake passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Ames Hospice following a yearlong battle with cancer. Lamar was born on May 8, 1947 is Pontotoc, MS and graduated from Marion L. Steele High School in 1965. He worked for 32 years at the Ford Motor Company, Lorain Assembly retiring in 1996. Lamar was a lifetime member of N.R.A. and was also...
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Sandra Jean Maruna

April 7, 1952 - September 5, 2014

Sandra Jean Maruna (nee Gorsica), age 62; beloved wife of the late Carl J.; loving mother of Chanda Thornton (Bret) and Carl John Jr. "C.J."; dear sister of Nancy Johnson and Stanley J. Gorsica, Jr. Passed away Friday, September 5, 2014. Memorials may be forwarded to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106. Memorial Mass at Holy Spirit Church, 410 Lear Road, Avon...
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Gary L. Russell

December 20, 1945 - September 5, 2014

AVON LAKE - Gary L. Russell, 68 of Avon Lake passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 at his home following a courageous year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Gary was born on December 20, 1945 in Spokane, Washington but spent most of his life in Avon Lake, graduating from A.L.H.S. in 1965. He graduated from Kent State University in 1974, and served in the United States Army. He was a...
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Gwendolyn Averett Davis

February 6, 1943 - September 5, 2014

Gwendolyn A. Davis, 71, entered peacefully into rest Friday, September 5, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born February 6, 1943, the daughter of Frank and Carrie Averett, and grew up in Cleveland. Gwen worked over 38 years with the United States Government, starting with the VA Medical Center and continuing her career at the NASA Glenn Research Center where she served as the Director of...
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Monica E. Freedman

October 9, 1989 - September 3, 2014

Monica E. Freedman, 24, of Sheffield Lake passed away Wednesday September 3, 2014 at Amherst Hospital. Monica was a 2007 graduate of Brookside High School and then graduated from Remington College in North Olmsted where she received her associates degree in Medical Assisting. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Avon Lake. Monica is survived by her daughters Navairah M. and Laylah M.; her...
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Craig A. Rogers

January 29, 1947 - August 31, 2014

Craig A. Rogers 67 a life long resident of Avon Lake passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, August 31, 2014 after complication of a lung illness. He was born, January 29, 1947 in Cleveland. Craig was 1967 graduate of Avon Lake High School. He worked 30 years for the Avon Lake Service Department. In his retirement he worked part time for the Bay Village Service Department cutting grass at their...
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John Alex Finitzer

February 12, 1932 - August 30, 2014

John Alex Finitzer, 82 of Avon Lake, passed away after a brief illness on August 30, 2014 at St. John Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly R. Finitzer, daughters Carrie A. Kruse (Ken), Denise M. Resor and Diane E. Haller (Phil). He is also survived by 5 granddaughters, 5 great-grandchildren whom where all by his side. No services will be held, memorials will be...
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Doris M. Dusek

June 12, 1922 - August 29, 2014

Doris M. Dusek (nee Dombey) 92, of Avon Lake, formerly of Bay Village, passed away, Friday, August 29, 2014. Mrs. Dusek was a 1944 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of Science in Nutrition were she was a proud member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She earned her teaching credentials from Baldwin Wallace University. During the 1970s and 80s Mrs. Dusek taught Home Economics at Bay...
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Helen Joanne Gerace

March 12, 1923 - August 18, 2014

Helen Joanne Gerace (nee Poczciwinski), 91 of Louisville, KY formerly of Sheffield Lake, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at Jefferson Place in Louisville, KY following a short illness. She was born on March 12, 1923 in Buffalo, NY. Helen was a homemaker and a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Sheffield. She enjoyed bowling and loved to walk. Helen is survived by her children Dave...
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Gordon James Hinshaw

January 18, 1941 - August 15, 2014

A Celebration of Gordon's Life will be at the LORAIN MOOSE LODGE #552, 713 W 5TH STREET LORAIN AT 10:00AM. Saturday, August 30. Gordon James Hinshaw, 73 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Avon Lake passed away of a sudden illness, Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Mercy New Life Hospice Center, Lorain. Gordon was born, January 18, 1941 in Grand Rapids, MI and had lived in Sheffield Lake since...
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Miles Montgomery McClelland

May 26, 1940 - August 15, 2014

Miles Montgomery McClelland Passed away on August 15, 2014 after a brief illness. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on the 26th of May 1940. He was 74 years old. His birth parents, Frances Montgomery and Harry McClelland both passed away some years ago. He was married three times: the first marriage was brief but he had a daughter Tracey, and an adopted son, Scott from that marriage. His...
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Linda K. Moyse

October 19, 1934 - August 10, 2014

Linda K. Moyse, age 79, Passed away Sunday, August 10th. She is survived by her husband Jim, sisters Marcia Moyse (Bill) and Wanda Kittelson, children, Katherine Malcomson (Art), Jennifer Moyse and Michael Moyse, grandchildren, Katlyn, AJ, Nolan, Tait, Nicole and Abbygayle. Married in 1958, she followed her husband to Japan as a Navy wife and moved to six Ford locations settling in Avon Lake in...
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Joanne R. Schuh

December 2, 1934 - August 10, 2014

Joanne R. Schuh, 79, of LaGrange, Ohio passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014. She was born December 2, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio to Ruth and James Schuh, who preceded her in death. Joanne was a 1954 graduate of Avon Lake High School. Joanne loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her brother Don (Vickie) Schuh, her sister Debbie (Tom) Lohman, her nieces Gail Ackerman, Donna...
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Edward Eugene Noble

May 7, 1936 - August 10, 2014

Edward Noble of Avon Lake passed away, Sunday, August 10, 2014, following complications of a heart attack. He was born May 7, 1936, in Lakewood, OH. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree Biology from Tennessee Technical University and a Master's of Science Degree in Water Resources Science from the University of Michigan. He worked for BF Goodrich, the Federal EPA, Glidden-Durkee Corporation ...
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Georgia Lee Smith

February 22, 1934 - August 3, 2014

Georgia Lee Smith (Kleine) 80 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Rossford, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at St. John Medical Center following a brief illness. Georgia was born February 22, 1934 in Toledo and had lived in Sheffield Lake the past 25 years. She was a 1952 graduate of Rossford High School and trained to be a Licensed Practical Nurse, she worked at various hospitals,...
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Clifford Merritt Pettys

December 11, 1920 - August 3, 2014

Clifford Merritt Pettys, 93 of Bay Village formerly of Dayton, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at his home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Pettys was born December 11, 1920 in Buffalo, NY and had lived in Bay Village the past 46 years. He was a 1938 graduate of Franklinville NY High School and shortly thereafter enlisted in the United States Army and went to basic training at West Point...
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Samuel Dwight Vandivort, Jr.

August 25, 1938 - July 23, 2014

Samuel Dwight Vandivort, Jr., 75 of Avon Lake formerly of Lakewood, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at St. Mary of the Woods, Avon. Mr. Vandivort was born August 25, 1938 in Du Bois, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Reynoldsville High School in Pennsylvania. He attended Johns Hopkins University, then transferred and John Carroll University where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in...
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Janis A. (nee Flanigan) Sheets

February 14, 1943 - July 23, 2014

Janis A. Sheets (nee Flanigan), 71, Beloved wife of the Late Robert Aufdenberg; Loving mother of Laurie O'Neill, Stephanie Mitchell (Thomas) and Diane Aufdenberg; Devoted grandmother of 6; Dear sister of Hugh Flanigan (Josephine). Passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Memorial service will be held from 2-6 pm, Saturday, July 26 at Stephanie and Thomas Mitchell's home, 466 Alexis Dr. Elyria, OH...
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Mary Joyce Nelson

June 8, 1939 - July 19, 2014

Mary Joyce Nelson (nee Duprow) of Avon Lake, formerly of Bay Village, passed away, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at St. John Medical Center. She was born in Cleveland and had lived in Avon Lake the past 46 years. Mary was first and foremost a mom and wife, but always had an eye for design and crafts. When her children were young she used this talent to make and sew her children's clothes but as...
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Barbara A. Purdy

February 19, 1930 - July 18, 2014

Barbara A. Purdy (nee Downie), 84 of Avon Lake, formerly of Bay Village and Parma, passed away, Friday July 18, 2014 at the Lutheran Home, Westlake. Barbara was born February 19, 1930 in DuBois, PA and had lived in Avon Lake since 1955. She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School in Pennsylvania and earned a teaching degree from Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. For a short...
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George Joseph McCarthy

August 6, 1951 - July 17, 2014

George J. McCarthy, 62, of Flower Mound Texas and Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away, Thursday, July 17, 2017 at his home in Avon Lake after a five month illness with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Mr. McCarthy was born August 6, 1951 in Providence, Rhode Island. Mr. McCarthy had a 40 year career with the Sherwin-Williams Company which started in Narragansett, Rhode Island as an assistant store...
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Joyce LaDene Hammer

May 21, 1933 - July 17, 2014

Joyce LaDene Hammer (nee Shaw), 81 of Avon Lake, formerly of Waynesfield, OH passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Faith Hospice in Grand Rapids, MI. LaDene was born on May 21, 1933 in Allen County, OH and lived in Avon Lake for 53 years. She received her teaching certificate from Ohio Northern University, Bachelors of Science in Education from Kent State University, and Master of Science in...
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Thomas C. Walther

July 25, 1930 - July 11, 2014

Thomas Carl Walther, 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014, at his home in Sheffield Village, surrounded by his family. He was born July 25, 1930 in Lakewood, Ohio. As a youth, Tom worked on a farm and enjoyed roaming and hunting in the many open fields and orchards that are now housing developments in Avon Lake. He graduated in 1948 from Avon Lake High School. He enlisted in...
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