Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

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

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

Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in us.

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

Our Obituaries

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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Joyce LaDene Hammer

May 21, 1933 - July 17, 2014

Joyce LaDene Hammer, 81 passed away, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Friends may call at Lake Shore United Methodist Church, 33119 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, Sunday, July 27 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. The funeral service will be at the church on Monday at 11:00am. Rev. Nancy Manner of the Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Reshaven Memory Garden Avon. Arrangements by Busch Funeral Home, Avon...
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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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Helen Chik Boera

February 28, 1929 - July 11, 2014

Helen Chik Boera (nee Breglia), 85, loving mother of Linda Edens (James), Barbara Rulli and the late Steven Boera; devoted grandmother of Nicole, Sean, Zack and Todd; dear sister of Elvira, Elizabeth, Rita, Joseph and the late Barbara, Marie, Comino and Madeline and aunt of many. She always had a kind word for everyone she met and deeply loved her family. She will be greatly missed by all who...
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LaVerne L. (nee Lowery) Tate

July 1, 1924 - July 8, 2014

Laverne L. Tate (nee Lowery), 90, loving mother of David, Philip (Christine), Nancy (Martin), (Beth and Charlie); devoted grandmother of Belinda, Felicia, Ryan, Emalee, Jesse, Louis, and Elliot and great grandmother of Brian; dear sister of Norbert and Curtis Lowery and Barbara Whittington and the late Harold Lowery, Elizabeth Cornell, and Juanita Sylvia; daughter of the late Annie and Jessie...
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Sherman B. "Willy" Williams

March 19, 1937 - July 7, 2014

Sherman B. "Willy" Williams, 77 of Sheffield Lake, passed away at his residence on Monday, July 7 surrounded by his family. Willy was born on March 19, 1937 in Austin, TX. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran retiring after 23 years of service. He served 2 tours in Vietnam and was also stationed in Korea and Okinawa where he was involved with the military police and ammunitions. After retiring...
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Pat Thomas Angotti

June 25, 1942 - June 29, 2014

Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Pat Angotti, 72, passed in his home on June 29 after a heroic fight with cancer. Former resident of Avon Lake, owner of Fluidtrols and Automation Engineer for Parker Hannifin, Pat was an active participant in his community. He truly enjoyed life to the fullest, and was an avid golfer and enjoyed gambling, which brought him to Las Vegas where he spent the...
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Eleanor (nee McKeone) Laughlin

June 16, 2014

Died peacefully in Westlake, OH where she lived the past 2 yrs after retiring to Naples, FL from Pittsburgh, PA. Was the beloved wife of the late William F. Laughlin Jr.; loving mother of William (Mary Ellen) of Cape Cod, MA & E. Gary (Mary Lynn) of Avon Lake, OH.; 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren & sister Suzanne Meadows (Ed). Daughter of the late Matthew and Margaret McKeone. ...
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Dolores (nee Babyak) Petrosky

October 23, 1936 - June 16, 2014

Dolores Ann Petrosky (nee Babyak), 77, of Avon Lake passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 following a brief illness. She was born October 23, 1936 in Crucible, PA. Dolores is survived by her children Lori Schneider (Tim), Tony Petrosky, and Denise Dolezal (Dan); grandchildren Joshua (Julia), Adam, Sarah (Stuart), and Ryan; great-grandchildren Elise and Stella; sisters Joyce, Josephine, Linda, and...
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Marianne Provenza

May 5, 1936 - May 26, 2014

Marianne Provenza (nee Burger), 78 of Avon Lake, formerly of Lorain passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at Rae Ann Nursing Home. Marianne was born on May 5, 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Parish in Avon Lake. Marianne also volunteered with the Spiritual Life Ministry at St. Joseph Church. Marianne is survived by her husband of 59 years, Russell D. of...
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Olga A. Riggs

February 13, 1913 - May 24, 2014

Olga A. Riggs (nee Zabor) 101 of Avon Lake, passed away, Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake. Olga was born February 13, 1913 in Cleveland and had lived in Avon Lake for the past 60 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Church Avon Lake and the Church's Ladies Guild. She was an avid golfer and belonged to the Aqua Marine Ladies Golf Association. She also enjoyed...
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Doralla Elizabeth Folk

June 14, 1934 - May 9, 2014

Doralla Elizabeth Folk (nee Spates), 79 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Mapleton Kansas, passed away, Friday, May 9, 2014 at home with her family by her side. She was born June 14, in Seguin, Texas. Growing up the family moved to Lompoc California, then to Six Mile Run Pennsylvania, Collidge Arizona, Mapleton, Kansas and for the past seven years she had lived in Sheffield Lake. Mrs. Folk was a...
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Norman R. Alten

September 12, 1933 - May 5, 2014

Norman R. Alten, age 80, of Avon Lake passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain. He was born September 12, 1933 in Avon Lake to Harry J. and Florence A. (Nagel) Alten. Norman was a graduate of Avon Lake High School. He was a member of the Avon Lake Hall of Fame 1950-1951 football team. As a young man, he worked at Powell's Turkey Farm. He then went into construction...
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Allan W. Asire

January 8, 1929 - April 30, 2014

Allan W. Asire, 85 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Avon Lake and Ashland passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Allan was born in Elyria on January 8, 1929. He graduated from Sullivan High School in 1945 and served in the Navy and Korean War. Allan was a manager for Marathon Steel in Sheffield where he retired after 25 years. He was a member of Avon Lake Presbyterian Church. In...
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Thomas Brent Forsythe

May 28, 1941 - April 26, 2014

Thomas Brent Forsythe, 71 of Bay Village passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Ames Hospice in Westlake. Thomas was born on May 28, 1941 in Canton, OH. Loving husband of Barbara L.; stepsons David D. and Steven P. Gatsos (Ashley); son-in-law Ward W. Caldwell; grandchildren Noah & Abigail Caldwell-Gatsos and Michayha & Gabriel Gatsos; brothers John (Barbara) and Stephan (Penny); nieces...
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E. Clifford Crane

July 26, 1923 - April 24, 2014

E. Clifford Crane, 90, of Westlake, Ohio and formerly of Cincinnati passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake surrounded by family. Mr. Crane was born July 26, 1923 in Dayton, OH. He served as a commissioned Ensign in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre from 1943-1946. He received his BSME from Purdue University and his BS Business...
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Joseph W. Kampfer, Sr.

July 30, 1933 - March 31, 2014

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

August 10, 1916 - March 29, 2014

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

June 26, 1932 - March 29, 2014

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

February 2, 1930 - March 22, 2014

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

February 12, 1923 - March 20, 2014

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

December 22, 1922 - March 15, 2014

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

August 16, 1955 - March 4, 2014

Linda K. Diedrich (nee Kerns), 58 of Avon Lake and formerly of Bexley passed away March 4, 2014 in Boca Raton, FL following a 3 year battle with leukemia. She was employed for 22 years as a veterinary hospital manager. She was a member of St. Raphael Church, Bay Village and the International Partners in Mission. Linda loved reading, jazzercise and tennis. Linda was the loving wife of...
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Joan Freeland

September 28, 1928 - March 4, 2014

A Joan Freeland (nee Huber), 85 of Avon Lake and formerly of Lorain passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 after a short illness. Joan was born on September 28, 1928 in Cleveland. Her family moved to Avon Lake when she was very young and she graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1946. She met her husband, Bob, on a blind date and they were married in 1953. Joan was a very active member of St....
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Anna E. Fox

November 10, 1934 - February 26, 2014

Anna E. Fox (nee Sarisky), 79, beloved wife of Donald for 56 years; loving mother of Deborah, Karen (Bob) Andolsen, and Shari (Bill) Wahl; caring grandmother of Natalie and Andy Wahl, and Samantha and Zachary Andolsen; sister of Mary Kerns, Paul Sarisky, and Helen Fronk; loving aunt and friend to many. Preceded in death by parents, Mike and Susan; brothers, Mike, George, John, Bill, and Joe...
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Dolores M. Moran

August 25, 1924 - February 19, 2014

DOLORES M. "Babe" MORAN (nee Haas), age 89, passed away on February 19, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Edward P. "Wimpy" Moran; loving mother of Christine Gates (John, deceased), Martin (Machiko), Mark (Holly), Edward (Caralyn) and Lorrie Bruce (Lindsey). Devoted grandmother of Erin, Casie (Craig, deceased), Tongil, Brian (Stephanie), Tiffanie, Malarie, Jackie, Jessie, Shawn, Ed, Amanda, Vicky...
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Susan M. Trzeciak

January 6, 1957 - February 18, 2014

Susan M. Trzeciak (nee Sadowski), 57, of Avon Lake and raised in Lorain, OH, passed away Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. She was born on January 6, 1957 in Lorain. Susan graduated from Lorain High School and continued her education at Lorain County Community College. She received her Bachelor's in Nursing and became a registered nurse. She was a very devoted mother who loved to spend time raising...
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Joan M. "Joanie" Pawlowski

September 21, 1934 - February 17, 2014

Joan M. "Joanie" Pawlowski (nee Longacre), 79 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Lorain, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Joanie was born September 21, 1934 in Bowling Green, and had lived in Sheffield Lake for over 40 years. She was a 1952 graduate of Lorain High School, where she was a cheerleader. Joanie had a career that span over 30 years with the Ohio...
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Bill Coughlin

September 11, 1920 - February 7, 2014

AVON LAKE โ€“ Bill Coughlin, 93, of Avon Lake and formerly of Sheffield Lake and Arlington, MA passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake. Bill was born September 11, 1920 in Cambridge, MA. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II, stationed in Mayport, FL and Charleston, SC; patrolling the East Coast for enemy submarines. He was employed as a...
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Charles P. Watson

December 1, 1947 - January 31, 2014

AVON LAKE - Charles P. Watson, 66, of Avon Lake and formerly of Amherst, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014, unexpectedly after a brief illness. He was born on December 1, 1947, in Memphis, TN. Charles was a retired Ford worker where he worked on the assembly line in Lorain for 36 years. He loved to watch sports, barbeque with the family, go fishing, be outside, work on cars and clean. He also...
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Charles Lewis "Jigger" Hurlbut III

August 1, 1958 - January 29, 2014

Charles Lewis "Jigger" Hurlbut, III, 55 passed away, Wednesday, January 29. Jigger as he was know to his friends was born August 1, 1958 in Lakewood and had live in Cleveland's west suburbs most of his life. He was an Air Force Veteran serving for 8 years, much of that time he was stationed in Germany. He worked for a time in the insurance industry, but his true passion was sailing and found...
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William N. Halbach

April 12, 1923 - January 28, 2014

William N. Halbach, 90, of Sheffield Lake since 1959 and formerly of Bay Village, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his home. He was born on April 12, 1923 in Freeport, PA. William served in the Army during WWII and continued serving his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. After serving his country William worked at General Motors as an electrician for almost 30 years. William...
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Rudolf A. "Rudy" Schroff

January 22, 1929 - January 26, 2014

Rudolf A. "Rudy" Schroff, 85 of Vermilion, formerly of Fort Myers, FL passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion after complications from a stroke. Rudy was born January 22, 1929 in Elsen, Germany. He was employed as a tool & die maker at General Motors in Parma and at B.F. Goodrich in Avon lake where he retired. He was a hard worker, enjoyed his grandchildren and...
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Charlotte E. Adkins

April 18, 1940 - January 26, 2014

Charlotte Adkins (nee Gunter), of Sheffield Lake, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 26, 2014, in Elyria following a short illness. She was born April 18, 1940 in Greenville, Tennessee. She moved to Cleveland in 1957 and then to Sheffield Lake in 1985. Charlotte was an active member of the Avon Church of God and was a longtime volunteer at Avon Oaks Nursing Home where she held a Bible...
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Garland M. Mapel

January 20, 1925 - January 26, 2014

Garland M. Mapel (nee Fresh), 89, of Avon Lake passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Anchor Lodge Nursing Home in Lorain. Garland was born January 20, 1925 in Pennsylvania the daughter of the late John and Lucy Fresh (nee Becker), and is the oldest of eight children. Mrs. Mapel was a homemaker and enjoyed her family and volunteering at her church and surrounding communities. Mrs. Mapel...
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Charles "Chuck" E. Hogan

February 6, 1928 - January 23, 2014

Charles "Chuck" E. Hogan, 85 of Avon Lake since 1949, passed away after a short illness on Thursday, January 23, 2014. He was born on February 6, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chuck was a member of the U.S. Navy and served in WWII from 1946-1948. He was a maintenance supervisor at Fruehauf Trailers and retired from The Avon Lake City Schools where he was a custodian at Erieview School. Chuck was...
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Frances M. O'Malley

July 25, 1917 - January 20, 2014

Frances M. O'Malley (nee Lima), 96, beloved wife of the late Earl F.; dear mother of Edward P. and Diane Mullen (Martin); loving grandmother of Kelly, Courtney, Chelsea, and Kyle; great grandmother of five; and aunt of many. Preceded in death by eight siblings. Passed away Monday, January 20, 2014. In lieu of flowers memorials may be forwarded to the American Liver Foundation, Heartland Division,...
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Janet (nee Brewer) Collins

May 10, 1934 - January 15, 2014

Janet M. Collins (nee Brewer), 79 of Ravenna and formerly of Avon Lake, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 peacefully after a brief illness. She was born on May 10, 1934 in Connellsville, PA. She and her husband were former owners of the Avon Lake Deli and Janet was also a nurse at area nursing homes before retiring. Janet was a former member of St. Joseph Church, Avon Lake and volunteered...
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Beverly A. Mason

March 13, 1937 - January 7, 2014

Beverly A. Mason (nee Manley), 76 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Cleveland, passed away, Monday, January 06, 2014 at Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake following a brief illness. Mrs. Mason was born March 13, 1937 in Moundsville, WV, came to Cleveland in 1955 and had lived in Sheffield Lake for 25 years. Beverly was a social worker with the Neighborhood Counseling Service on the near...
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Benjamin Joseph Rodgers

October 12, 1977 - January 2, 2014

Benjamin Joseph Rodgers, 36 of Avon Lake, passed away at home, Thursday, January 2, 2014. He was a graduate of Avon Lake High School and a decorated member of the United States Marine Corp, serving in both Afghanistan and Iraq, from 2004 to 2008. He is survived by his parents Tim and Kathy, daughter Abby, son Eddie, brother Shane (Krista), niece Lilly, nephews Owen and Luke and grandmother...
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Theodore H. Uebbing

March 4, 1931 - December 30, 2013

A lifelong resident of Avon Lake & graduate of Bay Village High School. Retired from Bendix Westinghouse after 33 yrs of employment as a Machinist. In his younger years, served on the volunteer Fire Dept in Avon Lake. Active member of UAW, & loved camping, fishing, wintering in Florida, & spending time with his family and friends. Survived by his children Gwen Stewart, Theodore, Thomas, Timothy,...
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David Charles Kilgore

July 9, 1951 - December 30, 2013

David Charles Kilgore, 62 of Avon Lake and formerly of Lakewood, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born on July 9, 1951 in Cleveland. David graduated from St. Edward High School and he furthered his education at the University of Dayton, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. David was a proud owner of his own food truck business. He was a member...
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Joyce R. Tremain

August 15, 1939 - December 28, 2013

Joyce R. Tremain (nee Betson), 74, of Avon Lake passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at her home after battling health problems for many years. She was born August 15, 1939 in Napoleon, OH where she was raised. She moved to Avon Lake in 1972. She was employed part time at a deli, at McDonald's, Kelly Services, at an orchard in Avon and also sold Avon Products. Joyce was a homemaker and...
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Jean Lang Lensner

April 6, 1924 - December 28, 2013

Jean Lang Lensner passed peacefully from the arms of loved ones to the loving arms of God, December 28, 2013, following her 90th Christmas. Jean's soul and spirit were strengthened by a lifetime of caring, loving, helping and encouraging her family and many friends, and by her long-term support of child welfare and animal protection causes. She is deeply loved by her sons Gordon (wife Joan) and...
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Grace E. Fettinger

November 27, 1921 - December 24, 2013

Grace E. Fettinger, 92, of Avon Lake passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Safe Haven Adult Care in Avon Lake following a lengthy illness. She was born November 27, 1921 in Lakewood where she was raised and graduated from high school. Grace operated Holly Hill Farm and Equestrian Center in Avon Lake for many years. Mrs. Fettinger is survived by three children, Harold George Bound,...
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Donna J Root

December 14, 1938 - December 15, 2013

Donna J. Root (nee Applegate), 75, of Avon Lake, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 after a lengthy illness at St. John Medical Center. Donna was born on December 14, 1938 in Lucas, OH. She graduated from Lucas High School where she was valedictorian. Donna also graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts. She worked as a bookkeeper at a physician's office in...
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Donald Neil Rawlings

April 17, 1935 - December 14, 2013

Donald Neil Rawlings was born in Cumberland Maryland on April 17, 1935. Born into poverty in a small rural town, he went on to get his degree in teaching and eventually his EdS, specializing in reading. He met his wife, Janet Clouse as an elementary school teacher at Brookpark Memorial Elementary in 1964, and they were married in 1966. After completing his post graduate degree, Don joined Bay...
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Paula Womer Waddell

March 21, 1930 - December 5, 2013

Paula W. Waddell (nee Womer), 83 of Avon Lake and formerly of Norwalk, passed away, peacefully at the Ames Hospice House, Westlake on Thursday, December 5, following a short illness. Paula was born March 21, 1930. Paula was a homemaker but also worked in the restaurant at the former Aqua Marine Resort, Avon Lake and had her own wedding cake business. She was a member of the Red Hat...
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Leo P. Jarzynski

January 24, 1924 - December 2, 2013

Leo P. Jarzynski, 89 of Avon Lake formerly of Toledo , passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, at Main Street Care Center , Avon Lake , following a short illness. Mr. Jarzynski was born January 24, 1924 in Toledo and had lived there his entire life until moving to Avon Lake 3 years ago. Leo was a graduate of Macomber High School (Toledo, Ohio). Following graduation he joined the United...
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Howard E. Everson

February 26, 1918 - November 27, 2013

Howard E. Everson was born on February 26, 1918 to Frank and Lula (Strong) Everson of Milan, Ohio. His wife of 56 years (married in 1947), Martha (Vogt) Everson of Akron, OH predeceased him in December of 2003. Howard is survived by three children: Mary Ann Chase (married to Larry) of Marietta, GA, William V. Everson (married to Murlea) of Lexington, KY, and John H. Everson (married to...
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Mallie M. Gillespie-Burls

January 30, 1929 - November 26, 2013

Mallie was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion. In Mallie's free time she liked to make quilts and crochet. Bird watching and planting flowers were some of her other hobbies, but most importantly she loved her family. Mallie is survived by her children, B. LaMar, Billy, Linda Farley, Kathy Carver, Sandra Lavonn, Jerry, and Terry; eleven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She...
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John Elbert Young

June 2, 1938 - November 25, 2013

John Elbert Young, 75 of Avon Lake since 1974 and formerly of Avon; passed away, unexpectedly, Monday, November 25, 2013 at his home. Mr. Young was born on June 2, 1938 in Alleghaney County, VA. He graduated from Avon High School in 1958. After high school graduation John proudly served in the Marine Corps from 1959-1963. He worked at the Cleveland Electric Illumination Company, Avon Lake...
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Jeannette E. Conant

August 16, 1924 - November 22, 2013

Jeannette E. Conant, 89, of Avon Lake. Survived by her son Henry F. (Bridget) and the late Reuel, and grandchildren David, Beth, Olwen, and Ian. Preceded in death by beloved companion Carl Behm. Passed away Nov 22, 2013. A celebration of her life will be held at the Lake Shore United Methodist Church, 33119 Electric Blvd. Avon Lake Oh, on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11 AM. Memorials to a charity of...
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Carol M. Denison

July 1, 1931 - November 18, 2013

Carol M. Denison (nee Liebchen), 82, loving mother of Dave Denison (Judy); cherished grandmother of Sarah; dear aunt of Hunter Matthews, Laura Thomas and Kathy Flanigan; and great aunt. Preceded in death by parents Harold and Lola, and sister Ginny Flanigan. Passed away Monday, November 18, 2013. Private services at Evergreen Cemetery, Westlake. Arrangements by Busch Funeral Home. 440-933-3202...
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Bernard A. "Mac" McGroarty

February 3, 1925 - November 15, 2013

Bernard A. "Mac" McGroarty, 88, formerly of Seven Hills, OH died November 15, 2013, in Avon Lake, OH. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, after graduating high school in the first months of World War II, Bernard joined the U.S. Marines, acquired the nickname "Mac," and served 26 months in the Pacific Theater. He received a citation for heroic action while on duty on the island of Tinian in the...
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Sean Paul Fair

December 12, 1976 - November 14, 2013

Sean Paul Fair, 36 of Connecticut, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2013 in Stamford, CT. He was born on December 12, 1976 in Rocky River. Sean graduated from Cleveland State with a Bachelor's Degree; he put his education to use by becoming a programmer and Android developer. Sean is survived by his wife, Kristin Lindberg; son, Dillon Fair; step daughters, Jimena and...
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Robert J. "Bob" Balcik

March 30, 1941 - November 10, 2013

Bob is survived by his wife of 46 years, Roberta M. (nee Hendess) of Avon Lake; daughter, Lisa D. Higgins of Avon Lake; brothers, Frank J. (Barbara) Balcik of Lorain and John T. (Nancy) Balcik of Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law, Charlotte Bursby of Brunswick; brother-in-law, Paul (Susan) Hendess of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Veronica (nee...
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Sally Elaine Metcalf

March 31, 1937 - November 9, 2013

Sally was a homemaker and volunteered with the American Red Cross of Lorain Co. She also enjoyed passing the time by painting. Mrs. Metcalf is survived by children Debbie Kiser (Mark) of Bristolville, OH, Lane Metcalf of Sheffield Lake and Connie Baltz of Florida. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and here beloved cat Spanky. She is preceded in death by her...
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Norbert F. Kloc

March 28, 1941 - November 8, 2013

Norbert F. Kloc, 72 of Avon, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at St. John Medical Center, Westlake, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. Kloc was born March 28, 1941 in Chicago, IL and was a graduate of Loyola Academy High School in Chicago. Mr. Kloc then graduated from John Carroll University, University Heights, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business...
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Jack E. Greggs

July 19, 1930 - October 31, 2013

Mr. Greggs is survived by two sons, Mark and Todd; one grandchild and two great grandchildren; a brother David (Sue) and a sister Anna Rae Jent (Fred). He was preceded in death by his wife Florence in 2005; his parents, Joseph D. and Mildred Greggs (nee Hanna); and three brothers, Richard, Larry and David Greggs. In lieu of flowers memorials may be forwarded to the American Heart Association of...
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Martha B. Leeson

July 4, 1927 - October 30, 2013

Martha B. Leeson 86, of Avon Lake passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. She was born July 4, 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA. Martha lived a full and happy life. She loved to laugh and tell stories and entertain her many friends with her infectious humor. She loved children and was loved back, serving as an aide of...
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June Lois Heinrich

February 28, 1930 - October 28, 2013

June L. Heinrich (nee Dixon), 83 of Avon Lake passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013. She was born in Cleveland on February 28, 1930. June was a graduate of John Marshall High School. She worked at Ford Motor Company in Brook Park for over twenty years. June loved to take road trips with her husband Dan to Marion, OH to visit her family. She is the beloved mother of Timothy (Molly) and the...
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Richard W Rickel

October 24, 1949 - October 28, 2013

Richard W. Rickel, 64 of Sheffield Lake and formerly of Elyria, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born October 24, 1949 in Oberlin, Ohio and was a 1967 graduate of Elyria High School. Mr. Rickel served in the Air Force as a staff sergeant stationed at S.A.C., N.O.R.A.D. and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. He was employed as an Instrument Control Technician with...
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Brant Gregory Isaly-Johns

June 14, 1990 - October 26, 2013

Brant Gregory Isaly-Johns, 23, of Avon Lake, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 26, 2013 due to complications of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II. Brant was born, June 14, 1990 in Marion, Ohio. He spent the first six years of his life in Seattle, Washington. During these years, he spent summers in Southeast Alaska. In 1996, his family moved to Avon Lake. He was a 2009...
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Charles H. Gillis

February 21, 1936 - October 21, 2013

CHARLES H. GILLIS, age 77 of Avon Lake, Ohio and formerly of Mound City Missouri. Beloved husband of Florence (nee Ferguson), loving father, grandfather and friend of many. Passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 163 AVON-BELDEN ROAD, AVON LAKE FROM 5-8 PM, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23. Services and Interment in Mound City Missouri. 440-933-3202
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Lorraine M. Jones

April 11, 1927 - October 20, 2013

LORRAINE M. JONES (nee Cochrane), 86; Beloved wife of the late John W. "Jack" Jones; loving mother of Randy Jones (Wanda), Dana Keane (Richard) and Jeffrey Jones (Tresa); grandmother of Kristen, Bryan, Laurie, Elizabeth and Elissa; great grandmother of Beckett; sister of Joan Urban and the late Patricia Pavlik (John); aunt of many; dear friend of Twila Keane and many others. Passed away Sunday,...
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Mary Werling

August 29, 1929 - October 18, 2013

Mary B. Werling (nee Brennan), 84, of Avon Lake passed away peacefully Friday, October 18, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born August 29, 1929 in Cleveland, OH the daughter of the late John and Alice (nee McAvoy) Brennan. Loving wife to the late George H. Werling, loving mother of George Werling (Joni), Timothy Werling, Laurie Zoerner (Mark), Heidi MacIntyre (Bernie), Lisa Mitchell ...
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Donald A. Cash

July 8, 1933 - October 16, 2013

Donald A. Cash, 80, he was a former educator of Avon Lake School System. Mr. Cash is survived by his wife since December 28, 1957, Ilse Cash; children, Karen and Kai (Deborah) Cash; brother, Harry (Alice); and sister, Laura (Gale) Williamson. Preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Roslind; and brothers, Robert M. (Margaret) and Richard (Phyllis). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the...
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Doris M. Rieff

August 19, 1925 - October 11, 2013

Doris M. Rieff (nee Meine), 88, beloved wife of the late Martin; devoted mother of Beth Lamb (Steven); and loving grandmother of Brian and Patrick. A highly accomplished woman, Doris's wisdom, warmth, and wit were an inspiration to us all. Passed away, Friday, October 11, 2013. Memorials may be forwarded to Beth Israel โ€“ The West Temple, 14308 Triskett Rd., Cleveland, 44111. A private service...
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Stephen R. Estep

March 30, 1953 - October 5, 2013

Stephen R. Estep, 60, of Elyria and formerly of Cleveland and Sheffield Lake passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake following lengthy illness. He was born March 30, 1953 in Cleveland, OH and served in the U.S.Army. Steve last worked in sales in the computer department at Best Buy in Elyria. He was an outdoorsman and loved camping and long walks in the...
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Anna A. Parks

February 13, 1916 - September 27, 2013

Anna A. Parks (nee Osterman)97 of Avon Lake formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at home following complications of congestive heart failure. Mrs. Parks was born February 13, 1916 in Pittsburgh and had lived in Avon Lake the past 57 years. She was both a licensed cosmetologist and licensed practical nurse but her primary role was that of homemaker. Anna was a...
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Salvatore Michael Giordano

December 13, 1934 - September 25, 2013

Salvatore M. Giordano Sr., 78 of Avon, formerly of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013, peacefully at his home with his family by his side, after a brief battle with cancer. Mr. Giordano was born December 13, 1934 in Cleveland and had lived in Avon since 1968. He was a graduate of John Marshal High School Cleveland and Served in the United States Army. He then had a successful...
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Sue Collister

April 24, 1958 - September 22, 2013

Sue Collister, 55, of Lakewood and formerly of New York and Elyria, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013 at her home unexpectedly. She was born April 24, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Elyria where she graduated from high school. She also attended Wooster College and graduated from Ohio University. Sue worked as a receptionist at the New York Hilton Hotel for many years and held...
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William Frederick Demarchi

February 18, 1943 - September 21, 2013

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE - WILLIAM FREDERICK DEMARCHI, 70, of Sheffield Village and formerly of Amherst Township passed away suddenly on September 21, 2013, following a long-term illness. He was born February 18, 1943, to Silvio and Luella (nee Dean) Demarchi in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He graduated from Flushing High School in Flushing, Ohio. After school he joined the Marines and bravely served our...
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Marilyn Ann Meabon

August 27, 1928 - September 18, 2013

Marilyn Ann Meabon (nee Jones), 85 of Avon Lake and formerly of Westlake, returned to her Lord and Savior on September 18th, 2013. She passed away at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. Marilyn was born August 27, 1928 in Akron and had lived in Westlake for 15 years before moving to Avon Lake in 1991. Marilyn was a graduate of Twinsburg High School; furthered her education at Kent State...
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Margaret A. Hama

February 21, 1929 - September 14, 2013

Margaret A. Hama (nee Warholic), 84 of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Lakewood, passed away, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Kingston of Vermilion, following a long illness. Mrs. Hama was born, February 21, 1929 in Hickory Hills, PA and had lived in Sheffield Lake the past 50 years. Mrs. Hama was a 1947 graduate of Lakewood High School and a homemaker dedicated to raising her family. She...
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Hazel Hughes

May 28, 1919 - September 10, 2013

Hazel Hughes (nee Hall), 94 of Sheffield Lake for the past 30 years and formerly of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Fairview Hospital, from a sudden illness. She was born on May 28, 1919 in Millstone, Kentucky. Hazel worked for Color Bar Printing in Cleveland where she packaged calendars and has worked for Leff Lighting where she was a punch machine opperator. Hazel was...
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Charles E. Foster

November 9, 1928 - September 8, 2013

SHEFFIELD LAKE - Charles E. Foster, 84, of Sheffield Lake passed away peacefully Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Bradley Bay Health Center, Bay Village surrounded by family following a brief illness. He was born November 9, 1928 in Cleveland and served in the Merchant Marine and then in the Marine Corp. from 1947-1954 during the Japanese Occupation and the Korean War. He was employed as a...
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Billy Thomas Helbert

March 2, 1929 - August 22, 2013

Billy T. Helbert, 84 of Avon Lake, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake. He was born on March 2, 1929 in Ashland. Billy was a graduate of Ashland High School. He then proudly served his country in the Navy and became a Korean War Veteran. After he served in the Navy he worked in the printing business until he retired. Billy loved to go fishing, camping,...
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Julia Elizabeth Kosko

January 8, 1911 - August 19, 2013

Julia E. Kosko, 102 of Amherst, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013 at Golden Acres Nursing Home. She was born on January 8, 1911 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Julia worked at Love Nest Candy Factor and it suited her because she loved chocolate. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; and friend and guardian, Sue (Bob) Brown. She was loved by all of the staff at Golden Acres Nursing Home...
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Leo R. Kaliszewski

May 12, 1935 - August 17, 2013

Leo R. Kaliszewski, age 78, of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on May 12, 1935 in Lorain, OH to the late Leo and Norma Kaliszewski Field (nee Goldsmith). Leo was a graduate of Clearview High School in Lorain. He was part-owner of Con-Sun Foods for 21 years before his retirement in April, 1999. Leo began a long career in the...
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Walter J. "Bud" Kennedy

September 9, 1919 - August 6, 2013

Walter J. "Bud" Kennedy, 93, of Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake following a brief illness. He was born September 9, 1919 in Pittsburgh, PA the son of the late Walter and Clara (nee Davidson). He served in the Army Air Corp. as a Technical Sergeant during World War II. Bud owned and operated a Dairy Queen in Cleveland from 1962-1969 and...
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William Marion Sherman, Sr.

November 28, 1937 - July 28, 2013

William Marion Sherman Sr., 75, of Avon Lake (formerly of Tiffin). Passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 after a lengthy illness at his home. He was born on November 28, 1937 in Republic, Ohio. He served our country as an Army Reserve and then entered the trucking industry where he worked as a truck driver for over forty years. Mr. Sherman attended the Church of the Open Door in Elyria. He enjoyed...
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Richard Harden Valentine

January 3, 1919 - July 27, 2013

Richard Harden Valentine, 94, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was born on January 3, 1919 in Stoutsville Ohio to the late Floyd and Bess Valentine. He is a former resident of Stoutsville Ohio, Circleville Ohio, Sandusky Ohio, Elyria Ohio, Parma Heights, Ohio and Canton Michigan. Richard was valedictorian for his 1936 Clearcreek Twp High School graduating class. He earned a...
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Mary Beth Conner

December 27, 1961 - July 23, 2013

Mary Beth Conner, 51, of Avon Lake passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at St. John Medical Center, Westlake. Mary Beth was born December 27, 1961, in Boston, MA. She was a 1979 graduate of Avon Lake High School and earned a Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design and later earned an Education degree from Kent State University. Mary Beth worked in the field of...
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Walter Veiock

August 7, 1929 - July 23, 2013

Walter Veiock, 83, resident of Avon, OH for the past 30 years, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at EMH Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born August 7, 1929 in Pennsylvania. Walter served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked for 22 years at Fruehauf and retired from Shelby Paper as a Group Leader. He enjoyed woodworking and made decorations for...
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David John Carlson

January 8, 1943 - July 16, 2013

David John Carlson, 70 of Avon Lake, died on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Dave was born in Cleveland to the late Harry and Ellen Carlson on January 8, 1943. He graduated from WestTech, and then earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Ohio State University, also teaching at the Ohio State University School. Dave had a thirty year career teaching in the science department of Rocky River High School,...
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Diane A McGuire

September 4, 1959 - July 16, 2013

Diane McGuire, 53, of Sheffield Lake, passed away July 16, 2013 following a short illness. Diane is survived by her husband of 31 years, Edward; children, Edward E. McGuire Jr. of Vermilion, Lizabeth A. McGuire of Sheffield Lake, and Glenn F. McGuire of Sheffield Lake; grandchildren, Nathan, Darren, Makenzie, and Ezio; and brothers, Ken, Roger, Nelson, Danny, Jody, and Mark. She is preceded in...
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Kenneth G. Fenwick

January 16, 1945 - July 14, 2013

Kenneth G. Fenwick, 68, well-loved brother of Eileen (David) Ferguson and the late Karen (Ray) Vidrine; uncle of Colleen Ferguson, Lynne (Alan) Hauck, Danny and Andy Vidrine; great uncle of Emily and Dylan; cousin of Garvin, Beverly, Brian, David, and Patty. Preceded in death by parents, George and Emma Fenwick. Passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the...
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Karen Cooper

May 8, 1940 - July 11, 2013

Karen Cooper (nee Cremean), age 73 of Avon Lake, Ohio; wife of Ken; mother of Kristin Kanewa (Robert) and Thomas "Andy" (Denise); grandmother of Maile'ana, Makialani, Lilah, and Owen; sister of Sandra Stevenson (David); daughter of the late Thomas L. and Virginia Cremean. Passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013. Memorials may be forwarded to Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road, Bay Village....
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Florence B. (nee Chmura) Wightman

November 23, 1923 - July 11, 2013

Florence B. Wightman (nee Chmura), 89 of Avon Lake, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Avon Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility under the gracious care of the professionals of New Life Hospice. Mrs. Wightman was born November 23, 1923 in Cleveland and had lived in Avon Lake since 1950. Florence was a graduate of Jane Addams High School Cleveland and worked the reception desk at the Aqua...
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John D. Urbin

September 5, 1945 - July 10, 2013

John D. Urbin SHEFFIELD LAKE โ€” John D. Urbin, 67 of Sheffield Lake formerly of Westlake and Avon Lake, passed away, unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at St. John Medical Center, Westlake. He was born September 5, 1945 in Cleveland. John was a graduate of Lakewood High School with the chosen profession as a truck driver, a job he truly enjoyed when he worked for ECK Cartidge. He was a...
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James Zangari

August 1, 1921 - July 3, 2013

James A. Zangari, 91, of Avon passed away peacefully at the Ames Hospice House in Westlake, on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. He was born in Farrell, PA., and is a WWII Army veteran, he served during the war in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was a Foreman at Bendix Corporation; a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and VFW 1079; he enjoyed dancing and spending time with his family. Mr....
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Virginia L. Johnsen

November 14, 1925 - July 2, 2013

Virginia L. Johnsen (nee Durham), 87, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. She was born in Laurel, Montana on November 14, 1925. Virginia graduated from Laurel High School in 1944 and continued her education at Colorado Women's College, Denver where she graduated in 1946. She met the love of her life Stanley while she attended Colorado Women's College. They were married, just two weeks after her...
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Honoria Cichon "Nora" Macek

October 30, 1916 - June 30, 2013

1935 graduate Cooley-Dickinson Hospital School of Nursing, Northampton; served as president of the Cooley-Dickinson Hospital Nurses Association; graduate of Northampton Commercial College; member of the Easthampton Congregational United Church of Christ. Survived by daughter Mary Anne Murphy (Brian), granddaughters Maryanique "Maya" Walsh (Jeffrey) & Brie-anne Murphy great grandchildren...
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Frank A. "Duke" Black

July 22, 1932 - June 30, 2013

Frank A. "Duke" Black, age 80, a lifelong resident of Sheffield Lake the son of the late Frank and Doris (nee Kindig). Decorated Korean War Army Veteran. Self Employed Barber, Shoreway Barber Shop. Mr. Black is survived by five children, Daniel Black of Texas; Debra Black of Sheffield Lake; and Susan Robinson, Kimberley Morris and David Black all of Lorain; and eight grandchildren. In...
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Ida Carlson

April 29, 1924 - June 24, 2013

Ida Carlson (nee Yana), 89, of Avon Lake passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 at her residence. She was born April 29, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ida was a Domestic Engineer. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Avon Lake. She loved her family and grandchildren. Mrs. Carlson is survived by her sons Robert Carlson and Gary Carlson (Nadine) of Avon Lake; grandchildren Scott of...
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Alene LaVaughn Kaderbek

September 27, 1917 - June 21, 2013

Survived by her children Sherrie Louder and Rob Kaderbek both of Sheffield Lake, grandchildren Scott Louder (Mabel) and Rob Kaderbek, Jr., also of Sheffield Lake and two great grandchildren Luke and Logen. Other survivors include sisters Bonnie Hanlin of Oberlin and Marilyn Lewis of Uniontown. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Rogers Kaderbek in 1975, her parents James and Beulah E...
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Frances M. Ilg

September 15, 1931 - June 20, 2013

Frances M. Ilg (nee Dister), 81, of Avon Lake formerly of the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Avon Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility after an extended illness with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases. She was born on September 15, 1931, the youngest of four children born to Cecilia and Raymond Dister. Fran grew up on Ernadale Avenue in Cleveland, and...
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