Our Obituaries

Bev A Wyant

December 11, 1939 - April 17, 2014

Bev A. Wyant, age 74, of Perry, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Born December 11, 1939 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Marie (Ferguson) & Alton H. Spring. She married Jim R. Wyant in East Cleveland on March 1, 1958. Bev loved shopping with Jim and the family. She enjoyed flowers, planting in her garden and spending time with her special dog, Katie. Bev also loved traveling,...
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Esther Dorothy Lustig

April 24, 1920 - April 16, 2014

Esther Dorothy Lustig, age 93, of Thompson, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Blossom Hill Care Center in Huntsburg. Born April 24, 1920 in Thompson, she was the daughter of Bertha (Napp) & Fredrick Poburski. She married Vincent Frank Lustig in Thompson on August 30, 1941. Dorothy enjoyed poetry and making greeting cards. Her other hobbies were gardening , growing and arranging...
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Bill Rhoten, Sr.

August 21, 1933 - April 16, 2014

Bill Rhoten, Sr., age 80, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Born August 21, 1933 in Lee County, VA, he was the son of Nola Mae (Lambert) and Henry Rhoten. He married Jean Scott on October 26, 1963 in Ashtabula. Bill retired from Morton Salt after 39 years of service. He was a man of deep faith and was an active member of Lake Erie Church of God since 1969 where he was a...
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Betty Jane McVey

September 22, 1934 - April 14, 2014

Betty Jane McVey, age 79 of Mentor, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. Born September 22, 1934 in Rockwood, PA, she was the daughter of Mary (Garm) and Frank Dormish. She married Fred McVey on December 29, 1955 in Bristolville, OH. Betty enjoyed reading and gardening but her life revolved around her family and their activities. She is survived by her son, Fred (Diane) McVey of Madison;...
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Matt Mike Steitz

July 3, 1921 - April 12, 2014

Matt "Mike" Steitz, age 92, of Mentor, OH passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Emertius of Mentor. He was born on July 3, 1921 in Brunswick to Stephen Steitz and Anna (Berger). He married Doris Cutts on July 5, 1945 in Cleveland at Franklin Circle Church. He graduated from West Tech High School in 1939 before joining the Army, where he served through World War II and the Korean War. ...
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Shirley E Mullen

December 12, 1939 - April 8, 2014

Shirley E. Mullen, age 74, of Jefferson, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Born December 12, 1939, she was the daughter of Vesta (Kessel) & Adrian Mullin. After 25 years of service with Avery Dennison, Shirley retired in 2004. She was a volunteer at the Agape School and attended Eagleville Bible Church. Shirley enjoyed traveling, swimming in her pool and planting flowers. She loved...
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Wanda W Cleversy

March 3, 1938 - April 7, 2014

Wanda W. Cleversy, age 76, of Madison passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. Born March 3, 1938 in Lumberport, WV, she was the daughter of Roy O. & Beulah (Knight) Hutson. She married Arthur W. Cleversy Sr. on September 11, 1954 in Painesville. Wanda retired from the General Motors Parma Plant in 2003. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed making embroidery items for her children and...
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Evelyn May Teleha

June 30, 1929 - April 3, 2014

Evelyn May (Nash) Teleha, age 84, of Madison, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at TriPoint Medical Center in the presence of family. Born June 30, 1929 in Painesville, Ohio, she was the daughter of Celia O. (Bidlake) & Glen Nash. Evelyn's love of children called her to teach in the Willoughby-Eastlake Schools from 1951-1954 and in the Madison Schools from 1971-1987. She previously lived in...
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Stanley J Ruck

April 6, 1928 - April 1, 2014

Stanley J. Ruck, age 85, of Geneva passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at home. Born April 6, 1928, he was the son of Elizabeth (Alick) & Adam Ruck. He married Nancy F. Ivan on June 1, 1991. Stanley worked 35 years at Diamond Shamrock and also Western Reserve Farm Co-Op. He also was a school bus driver for Geneva Schools and retired as the Trumbull...
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James Thomas Martin

August 1, 1938 - March 28, 2014

Deacon James Thomas Martin, age 75 of Madison, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at his home. Born August 1, 1938 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he was the second oldest of nine children to Frank Martin and Phyllis Hobson. Moving to Ontario in 1943, Jim was raised in Toronto and Streetsville. After graduating from Oakville Trafalgar High School in 1956, Jim earned an associate degree in...
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Kathryn E. Camp

December 10, 1920 - March 27, 2014

Kathryn E. Camp, age 93, of Madison passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at her residence. She was born on December 10, 1920 in Cleveland the daughter of Anna (Polkow) and James J. Elligott. She married Jay F. Camp on December 6, 1941 in Lakewood. Kathryn was a member of Perry Christian Church since 1949. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Perry Unit #697, from 1950-1990, then...
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James L. Frink

March 26, 2014

James L. Frink of Las Vegas, NV; formerly of McMurray, PA; Brecksville, Canton, Mentor and Madison, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at age 73. Beloved husband of the late Janice Frink (Bienias); Father to James K. and wife Amy (Pjontek) Frink and Linda D. Smith (Frink), and grandfather to Mandi, James, Jillian, and Ally. Jim was the youngest of two children born to Kenneth and...
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Mary Ellen Wolcott

March 22, 2014

Mrs. Mary Ellen Wolcott of Haines City, Florida died of cancer on March 22, 2014. She was 92. Mrs. Wolcott was born in Orrville, Hocking County, Ohio in April 1921. She worked as an assistant in her husband's chiropractic office for 30 years and in 1978, she moved to Haines City from Ashtabula, Ohio. In early years she taught piano. She was Protestant. Mrs. Wolcott was preceded in death...
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Sandra Lee Janes

December 2, 1955 - March 16, 2014

Sandra Lee Janes, age 58, of Perry, passed away March 16, 2014. Born December 2, 1955 in Wheeling, WV, she was the daughter of Carolyn E. (Armstrong) & Samuel J. Frazier. She married Frederick Janes in Mentor, Ohio on October 9, 1999. Sandra formerly was a dietician for Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, WV. Known as "The Cookie Lady" she loved baking with the grandkids, collecting...
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Darrin Scott Phillips

March 13, 1965 - March 11, 2014

Darrin Scott Phillips, age 48, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Born March 13, 1965 in Cleveland, he was the son of Doris (Strache) Kopp and Harold "Al" Phillips. Darrin attended and graduated from Deepwood and worked at the Willoughby Workshop. He had a welcoming nature and a good sense of humor. He was dearly loved by his...
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Joseph DeRubertis

August 9, 1921 - March 7, 2014

Joseph A. (Joe) DeRubertis, age 92, of Madison, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born August 9, 1921 in Cleveland, he was the son of Carmela (Santone) and Luigi DeRubertis. He married Rose Marie Marano at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Painesville on April 30, 1949. He was a 1939 graduate of Madison High School and also attended The Ohio State...
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Phyllis Lockridge Riffle

September 26, 1943 - March 2, 2014

Phyllis (Lockridge) Riffle, age 70, of Harpersfield Township, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. Born September 26, 1943, in Durbin, WV, she was the daughter of Edna (Ratliffe) & Reece Lockridge. She married Lonnie Riffle, Jr. in Painesville, on November 22, 1961. Phyllis was a nurses aide at NEO Hospital and also worked as a cafeteria aide for Madison Schools. She was a past member of...
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Joan M. Jopko

September 8, 1931 - March 2, 2014

Joan M. Jopko, age 82, of Madison, was surrounded by her family and friends when she passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Lantern of Madison. The daughter of Lina M. (Turpeinen) and Ero A. Toppari, she was born September 8, 1931 in Painesville. Joan married Robert Jopko at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Madison on December 29, 1951. Joan's husband was in the Air Force when they...
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J Thomas Francis

December 29, 1924 - March 1, 2014

J. Thomas Francis, 89, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep from recently diagnosed cancer on March 1, 2014 in Naples, Florida. He was born on December 29, 1924 in Canton, Ohio to James C. Francis and Maxine Firestone Francis. Tom, a long time resident of Madison, Ohio, lived almost his entire life in northeastern Ohio and he had his winter home in Naples, Florida. Tom will be warmly...
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Steven Hutton

June 4, 1949 - February 26, 2014

Steven Hutton, age 64, of Madison, OH, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Louis Stokes VA Center-Wade Park Division in Cleveland, Ohio. Born June 4, 1949 in Bayshore, Long Island, NY, he was the son of Ruth (Baker) & Francis Jerome Hutton. He married Christine Satterley on August 28, 1971 on Long Island, NY. Steve retired as a Senior Chief in the US Navy Submarine Service. He...
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C. Darrell Potter

August 29, 1957 - February 23, 2014

C. Darrell Potter, age 56, of Madison, Ohio, passed away at home February 23, 2014 while surrounded by his family. He was born August 29, 1957 in Pennington Gap, Virginia, to William and Juanita (Leonard) Potter, and married Sharon Brown July 20, 1985. Darrell joined the U. S. Marines in 1976 and was honorably discharged. He became a certified welder and worked at NPK Manufacturing. ...
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Theodora "Teddy" Hoffman

October 1, 1923 - February 23, 2014

Theodora "Teddy" E. Hoffman, age 90 of Madison, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014. Born October 1, 1923 in Thompson she was the daughter of Pelegia (Luda) & Boleslaus Bandelewski. She married her high school sweetheart Harlan Hoffman in Madison on November 30, 1943. They were happily married for 70 years. A 1941 graduate of Thompson High School, Teddy worked as a riveter during WWII. ...
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Jack Acord

July 13, 1929 - February 22, 2014

Jack Acord, age 84 of Madison, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at UH Geauga Medical Center. Born July 13, 1929 in Sabine, WV he was the son of Everett and Pearl (Cook) Acord. He married Hallie Sizemore on October 19, 1953 in West Virginia. After high school Jack served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a welder for the Lintern Corporation in Mentor. A...
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Elba Dingess Sr.

August 20, 1933 - February 22, 2014

Elba Dingess, Sr, age 80, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Saturday, February 22, at The Geneva Village Retirement Center. He was born August 20, 1933 to John and Lake (Cantrell) Dingess. Elba married Mattie Martin in Wharncliffe West Virginia on September 13, 1952. Elba retired from Rail Road work after 30 years of service, and continued working with the Mentor Schools and Morton Salt Company....
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Edward J. Shan

September 25, 1915 - February 22, 2014

Edward J. Shan, age 98, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Saturday morning, February, 22, 2014, at the Geneva Village Retirement Center. He was born September 25, 1915 in Cleveland and later married Anne Stepsis. Edward served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in the European Theatre as a medic. He worked for White Motors when he came home, and after 25 years of service, Ed retired...
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June L. Rosier

March 31, 1928 - February 16, 2014

June L. Rosier, age 85, of Painesville passed away February 16, 2014 at Lake Med Nursing Home in Painesville. She was born March 31, 1928 in Painesville, the daughter of Hazel Bell (Gretton) and Frank Tobias Wheelock. She married William D. Rosier on December 24, 1952 in Geneva. June was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Painesville. She enjoyed reading, word search puzzles, and watching...
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Robert J Marhefka

August 15, 1925 - February 16, 2014

Robert J. Marhefka, age 88, of Geneva, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014. Born August 15, 1925 in Geneva, Ohio, he was the son of Minnie (Blazinfka) & John Marhefka. He married Bertha L. Neuman. Robert was a machinest at True Temper for 33 years and also worked for Coca Cola. A 1943 Graduate of Geneva High School, Robert served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European...
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Eugene Robbins

July 8, 1926 - February 7, 2014

Eugene Robbins, age 87, of Geneva, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. Born July 8, 1926 in Painesville, Ohio, he was the son of Ora and Margaret (Herroon) Robbins. Eugene married Beatrice Higginbotham on June 18, 1949 in Willoughby. Eugene was a graduate of Harvey High School and served in the U. S. Army during WWII. He worked as well as retired...
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Robert "Bob" Smith

February 27, 1929 - February 6, 2014

Robert W. "Bob" Smith, age 84, of Madison, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 6, 2014. He was born February 27, 1929 in East Cleveland to Frances (McMahon) & Harvey Smith. He married Claire Greene in Cleveland. He was an Industrial Specialist with the Department of Defense in Cleveland for 13 years before retiring. He served 5 years in the Marine Corps during the Korean...
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Egidius Gied Stroombeek

September 6, 1924 - February 6, 2014

Egidius (Gied) M. Stroombeek passed on February 6, 2014 at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Euclid, Ohio. Mr. Stroombeek was born on September 6, 1925 in Heerlen, Netherlands. Prior to immigrating to the US in 1952, Gied was trained in Boskoop, Holland as a propagator. Upon his arrival he was employed as a propagator at Warner Nursery in Willoughby, Ohio where he met his future wife and...
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Dave "Pa" Drzik, Sr

January 14, 1939 - February 5, 2014

Dave "Pa" Drzik, Sr., age 75, of Madison passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at his home. He was born January 14, 1939 in Painesville the son of Steve and Elsie (Fabec) Drzik. Dave married Jane Hickok in Madison on August 10, 1963 at Immaculate Conception Church. He served for 4 years in the U. S. Navy, stationed in Antarctica. Dave's life was one of selfless devotion to...
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Mary J Miklavcic

November 10, 1921 - February 5, 2014

Mary J. Miklavcic, age 92 of Thompson, passed away Wednesday, February 05, 2014. Born November 10, 1921 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Antonia (Lovko) & John Svigel. She married Frank Miklavcic in Collinwood, OH on May 9, 1949. She was a 1939 graduate of Villa Angela High School and worked for Erie Railroad, Richmond Brothers, National City Bank and Montville Schools. Mary was a...
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Elinor Fowler

April 25, 1919 - February 3, 2014

N. Elinor Fowler, age 94, of LeRoy Township, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. Born April 25, 1919 in Morgantown, WV, she was the daughter of Iva Jane (Hamilton) & Alva C. Harltey. She married Frank F. Fowler in Morgantown, WV on April 25, 1942. Elinor was a retired teacher. She was a member of Thompson United Methodist Church from 1958 to 2003 where she served on the mission...
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Marjorie L. Schneider

November 28, 1925 - February 3, 2014

Marjorie L. Schneider, age 88, of Unionville, was surrounded by her family when she passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. Born November 28, 1925 in Conneaut, she was the daughter of Louie (Hewitt) & Merle Gere. She married Rudolph Schneider in Cleveland on September 1, 1945. Marjorie was a 1944 graduate of Andrews School for Girls. She was a homemaker that put her family first. She enjoyed...
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Henry Fay Wilfong

September 26, 1943 - January 31, 2014

Henry Wilfong, age 70 of Rock Creek passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born September 26, 1943, in Buckhannon, WV, he was the son of Hazel (Tenney) & George Henry Wilfong. He married Patricia Ann Willoughby on June 11, 1993, in Thomasville, WV. Henry was a long time employee at the Morton Salt Mine as a mechanic, and retired after 25 years of service in...
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Dorothy Jane (nee Washburn) Nicka

February 12, 1926 - January 28, 2014

Dorothy Jane (nee Washburn) Nicka joined her Heavenly Father on January 28, 2014. Born February 12, 1926, she was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edna Washburn of Painesville. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmohter. She enjoyed her lifelong friends and neighbors. She enjoyed playing her organ and keeping an immaculate home. ...
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Victor J. Fisher

July 3, 1931 - January 25, 2014

Victor J. Fisher, age 82, longtime resident of Madison passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing Home. Victor was born on July 3, 1931 in Latvia to Anete K. (Laundinskis) and Julius Fisher . He married Josephine F. Sciarinno in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on July 5, 1952. Victor immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager. He was employed and retired with General...
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Rudolph "Rudy" Valich

September 5, 1949 - January 22, 2014

Rudolph "Rudy" Valich, age 64, of Geneva, passed away January 22, 2014. Born September 5, 1949 in Cleveland, he was the son of Josephine L. (Mauer) & Louis J. Valich. After Rudy graduated from high school, he faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and darts in his spare time. He is survived by his...
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Stephen C. Barton

July 14, 1994 - January 22, 2014

Stephen C. Barton, age 19, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Madison. Born July 14, 1994 in Cleveland, he was the son of Deborah (Sisulak) & John Barton. Stephen was an active young man who enjoyed snowboarding, soccer and paintball. Growing up he was active at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church and served for many years as an acolyte. He was also a member of the Lake...
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Robert F. Morris

August 12, 1933 - January 22, 2014

Robert F. Morris, age 80, of Perry passed away Wednesday January 22, 2014 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. He was born on August 12, 1933 in Waynesburg, PA the son of Mary Margaret (Roberts) and John Henry Morris. He married Almeta Ketchum in Painesville on June 16, 1956. Robert served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Victor R. Browning Crane for 36 years as a...
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Karyn Ann Usko

April 21, 1971 - January 14, 2014

Karyn Ann Usko, age 42, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Born April 21, 1971, in Garfield Heights, she was the daughter of Susan (Krasnicki) & William Usko. A 1989 graduate of Madison High School, she also graduated from Lakeland with her associate degree in Lab Technology. As a member of Immaculate Conception Church, she was...
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Elmer C. Elliott

June 28, 1917 - January 13, 2014

Elmer C. Elliott, age 96, of Madison, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Altercare of Mentor. Born June 28, 1917 in Londenderry Township, PA, he was the son of Catherine (Smith) & Henry Milton Elliott. He married Emma Eleanor Mowrey in Cumberland, MD on September 13, 1939. Elmer worked as a shovel operator and explosives handler for the Leap Ganister Rock Company...
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Billie Jo Gribble

September 2, 1929 - January 13, 2014

Billie Jo Gribble, age 84, of Perry, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014, at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. Born September 2, 1929 in Shawnee, OK, she was the daughter of Willie Myrtle (Day) & Bert Walker. She married Howard J. Gribble in San Diego, CA on October 10, 1945. Mrs. Gribble formerly worked at Langshaw's and Losely Nursery in Perry. Her greatest enjoyment was the time...
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Mary Ann Tarbuck

December 22, 1960 - January 13, 2014

Mary Ann Tarbuck, 53, of North Perry, died Monday, January 13, 2014 with her family by her side, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Mary Ann is now in heaven leaving the loving arms of her family to be in the welcoming arms of our Lord. Born December 22, 1960 in Wooster, Ohio, Mary was a Senior Vice President of International Management Group for 22 years. Mary was Director of...
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Fran Dickinson

May 9, 1947 - January 12, 2014

Fran Dickinson, age 66, of Painesville (formerly of North Canton), went to her heavenly home on Sunday morning, January 12, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. Born May 9, 1947 in Barberton, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Christine (Casserman) Stopar. She married Jim Dickinson in Barberton on November 23, 1974. Fran graduated from Barberton High School in 1965 and was a...
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Mary "Cathy" Berly

February 14, 1957 - January 8, 2014

Mary "Cathy" Berly, age 56, of Geneva passed away January 8, 2014 at her home. She was born February 14, 1957 in Rahway, New Jersey to Mary Jane (Floyd) and Otto Niederer. She married John Berly April 30, 1977 in Geneva. Mary graduated from Madison High School in 1975. She received an Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Lakeland College. Mary was a member of the ladies auxiliary...
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Robert F Carrabine

November 5, 1920 - January 7, 2014

Robert F. Carrabine, age 93, of Thompson, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Residence of Chardon surrounded by his family. Born November 5, 1920 in Cleveland, he was the son of Gladys (Pfalzgraf) and Luke Carrabine. He married Margaret Janda in Albuquerque, NM on August 11, 1945. A 1938 Graduate of St. Ignatius High School, he also attended John Carroll University. He served in the U...
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Gloria J. Easterbrook

November 14, 1948 - January 6, 2014

Gloria J. Easterbrook, age 65 of Geneva, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at her home. Born November 14, 1948 in Painesville, she was the daughter of Florence (Dewey) & Richard Easterbrook. She was a graduate of Madison High School and worked as a nurse's aide at Carrington Park in Ashtabula and Geneva Health Care. A kind hearted woman, she always put the needs of others first. She...
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Robert LeBaron Brandt, Jr.

June 17, 1967 - January 5, 2014

Robert (LeBaron) Brandt, Jr., age 46, of Rock Creek, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014 at UH Geneva Medical Center. Born June 17, 1967, in Madison, the son of Rose Marie (Lewis), Robert Brandt and the stepson of Lenny LeBaron. Bob was a 1985 graduate of Geneva High School and worked as a supervisor for Wingfoot Truck Care Center in Austinburg. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing and...
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Donald L Cambier

November 7, 1937 - January 3, 2014

Donald Cambier, age 76, of Thompson passed away Friday, January 3, 2014 at home. He was born November 7, 1937 in Houtzdale, PA to Philomena (Dufour) and Julius Cambier. He married Belva Gromley October 19, 1957 in Cherry Tree, PA. Donald was a local truck driver for many years, last driving for Conway Trucking. He was a member of the Masonic Temple Lodge and loved to hunt and fish. He is...
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Colin Christopher Clark

January 1, 2014 - January 1, 2014

Colin Christopher Clark was born on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 and went home to be our little angel in heaven that same day. He was the son of Justin and Kristen Clark of Madison. He leaves behind his siblings, Justin Jr., Avery and Tenley Clark; paternal grandparents Dennis Clark and Martha Clark; maternal grandparents Larry and Beth Small; aunts, Danielle (Troy) Smock, Tara (Don) Ludwick,...
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Hazel A Henderson

June 4, 1949 - December 31, 2013

Hazel A. Henderson, age 64, of Madison, passed away Tuesday December 31, 2013 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. She was born June 24, 1949 in Lanark, Scotland to Janet (Donaldson) and Thomas Henderson. She married Steve Henderson in Kirtland on May 10, 1969. Hazel was the owner of Henderson Travel Service, which was in business for over 22 years. She won numerous awards as a travel...
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Cindy DeMarco

April 19, 1953 - December 31, 2013

Cindy DeMarco, age 60, of LeRoy Township, passed away December 31, 2013 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township. She was born to Florence (McCabe) & Emery Lewis on April 19, 1953. She married Dave DeMarco in Willoughby on September 2, 1972. Cynthia was a loving mother and grandmother -- that was her hobby. She dearly loved her family. She is survived by her husband, David; sons, Rob...
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Kenneth L Foucher

May 31, 1956 - December 27, 2013

Kenneth L. Foucher, 57, of Thompson, died of medical problems Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township. He was born May 31, 1956, in Cleveland to Frances and Bernard Foucher. Ken was the owner and operator of North Coast Door, an industrial and residential garage door company he founded decades ago, and which he grew to serve many clients throughout northern Ohio...
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James R. Fidel

September 7, 1953 - December 27, 2013

James R. Fidel, age 60, of Madison, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013. He was born September 7, 1953 the son of Carol (Arilson) and Robert Scoville. A graduate of Geneva High School Jim was a member of the American Legion Post 112. He loved to work outdoors and was proud of the creativity he was able to display as the owner of Sandy Ridge Hardscapes. A true perfectionist, he was...
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Patricia Ann Cesen Zele

September 17, 1935 - December 23, 2013

Patricia Ann Cesen Zele, age 78, of Painesville, passed away December 23, 2013 at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 17, 1935 in Painesville, the daughter of Robert & Mary Jopko and was a devoted wife to Joseph Zele for the last 25 years. Pat was a 1953 graduate of Madison High School. She was an accomplished musician and...
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Shirley C. Tenney

February 6, 1936 - December 21, 2013

Shirley C. Tenney, age 77, resident of Perry Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. She was born on February 6, 1936 in Gassaway WV to Jerry (Furbee) and Edward Corkhill. She married Herbert L. Tenney on December 29, 1957 in Charleston WV. Shirley enjoyed crocheting and was a member of the Perry Crochet Club, through which many...
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Deborah Burdyshaw

November 14, 1954 - December 21, 2013

Deborah Burdyshaw, age 59, of Geneva, passed away December 21, 2013 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born November 14, 1954 in Cleveland to Nellie (Nemeth) and Harry Burdyshaw. Deborah was a 1972 graduate of Mentor High School and was the originator and owner of the Flying Burrito & Cantina. Deborah loved her dogs and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. ...
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Joseph Robert Green

August 5, 1926 - December 14, 2013

Joseph Robert Green, age 87, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Tri-Point Hospital. He was born August 5, 1926 in Geneva to Ruth (Bailey) and Walter Green and married Linda B. Sprague on January 30, 1949. Joseph was a 1944 graduate of Madison High School and was a member of Madison Park United Methodist Church. After high school Joseph joined the Navy Seabees and...
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Marvin Dale Sexton

December 22, 1963 - December 13, 2013

Marvin Dale Sexton, age 49 of Madison, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at his home. He was born December 22, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio to Mary Rosalie (Smith) & Thomas Matthew Sexton. Marvin worked as a landscaper. He was a kid at heart and enjoyed collecting all kinds of toys. He especially loved fishing and camping with his family. He is survived by his daughters, Tiffany (Nick)...
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James H Gilchrist

April 12, 1930 - December 9, 2013

James H. Gilchrist, age 83 of Roaming Shores, Ohio passed away Monday, December 9, 2013. He was born April 12, 1930 in Bellshill, Scotland to Margaret (Cook) & James Gilchrist and married May Murray in Motherwell, Scotland on August 16, 1952. James worked as a pipefitter at Uniroyal. He served in the Scots Guards. He was a former member of Chapel United Methodist Church. James enjoyed...
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Mary "Boe" Doerr

May 17, 1940 - December 9, 2013

Mary "Boe" Doerr, age 73, of Thompson Township, passed away at home on Monday, December 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Her loving family was at her side. She was born in Oakland, MD on May 17, 1940 to Edward Sollars and Helen (McNemar) and married Carl Doerr on August 27, 1960 in Oakland, MD. Mary was an active supporter of Ledgemont sports as a member of the Booster...
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Gerald "Jerry" Craft

April 15, 1927 - December 8, 2013

Gerald "Jerry" Craft, age 86, of Madison passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Rae-Ann Nursing Home in Geneva. He was born April 15, 1927 in Cleveland. Jerry attended Madison High School and graduated from Kent State University in 1953. While at the University he met his wife Dorothy, they were married in 1956. Jerry was a U.S. Navy veteran who had been stationed in Guam Island during World...
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Eugene "Geno" Kline

January 23, 1930 - December 7, 2013

Eugene "Geno" Kline, age 83, a resident of Mentor and formerly of Madison, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Altercare of Mentor. Born January 23, 1930 in Stow, Ohio he was the son of Mabel Viola (Klein) & Walter T. Kline. Geno served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1945 to 1948 as a Flight Engineer on B-29's in the European Theater, 352nd Bomber Squadron, 301st...
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Eugene "Gino" Kline

January 23, 1930 - December 7, 2013

Eugene "Geno" Kline, age 83, a resident of Mentor and formerly of Madison, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Altercare of Mentor. Born January 23, 1930 in Stow, Ohio he was the son of Mabel Viola (Klein) & Walter T. Kline. Geno served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1945 to 1948 as a Flight Engineer on B-29's in the European Theater, 352nd Bomber Squadron, 301st...
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Frances H. Daugherty

August 14, 1937 - November 30, 2013

Frances H. Daugherty, age 76, of Madison, Ohio, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away November 30, 2013, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby, Ohio. She was born August 14, 1937 in Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania to Frank and Rose Adams. She married Leo Daugherty on December 26, 1955. Frances was a self-employed entrepreneur and vice president of Daugherty and Associates in...
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Robert A. Schubert

November 13, 1953 - November 26, 2013

Robert A. Schubert, age 60, of Jefferson, passed away November 26, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. He was born November 13, 1953 in Austinburg the son of Theresa (Hansinger) and Alfred D. Schubert Sr. He married Gail Gramberg in Jefferson on May 21, 1994. Robert worked for many years as a supervisor at Tree Tyme Nursery in Austinburg. An avid coin collector he loved a good game of...
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Marilyn T. Rohrbaugh

May 19, 1926 - November 24, 2013

Marilyn T. Rohrbaugh, age 87, formerly of Thompson, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Briarfield Manor in Youngstown. She was born May 19, 1926 in Painesville to Flossie (Davis) and William L. Campbell. She married Robert D. Rohrbaugh September 11, 1945 in Thompson. Marilyn was a school bus driver for Thompson schools. She also drove for the Amish. She is survived by husband, Robert...
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Kenneth Ray Smith

April 30, 1939 - November 24, 2013

Kenneth Ray Smith, age 74, of Madison passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Cardinal Woods Nursing & Rehab in Madison. He was born April 30, 1939 in Minford, OH to Lola (Stewart) and Lonnie Smith. Kenneth married his loving wife of 48 years, Mildred (Weaver) April 16, 1965 in Lucasville, OH. Kenneth graduated from Minford High School in 1958. He was a janitor at Twin Rivers Technology for...
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Helen L. Tatar

June 13, 1924 - November 22, 2013

Helen L. Tatar, age 89, a resident of Perry, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord. She was born June 13, 1924 in Fairmont, WV to Charles and Mary Gouzd. She married Joseph Tatar on January 6, 1945 in Mannington, WV. She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a master quilter, and loved gardening. Survivors are daughters,...
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Virginia "Ginny" A. (Schultz) Muse

January 16, 1935 - November 21, 2013

OBITUARY INFORMATION Virginia "Ginny" A. (Schultz) Muse age, 78 of Geneva passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Broadview Multi-Care in Parma Ohio. She was born on January 16, 1935 in Cleveland to Regis (Schwartz) and Harry Schultz. Ginny loved spending time with her friends at the Madison Senior Center, where she enjoyed playing cards and bingo. She enjoyed riding her bike...
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Esther "Billie" Mellon

December 31, 1944 - November 18, 2013

Esther "Billie" Mellon, age 68, of Geneva, Ohio passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born on December 31, 1944 to Samuel William Myers and Esther Gelene (Hinkle) Dilly. Billie loved ceramics, baking, gardening and fishing. Later in life she became a fan of Nascar and pro-wrestling. Billie was an animal lover and cared for many dogs and cats, all of...
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Doris Steitz

May 10, 1921 - November 17, 2013

Doris Steitz, age 92, of Mentor, OH, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Emeritus of Mentor. She was born on May 10, 1921 in Cleveland to Eugene Cutts and Stella (Smith). She married Matt S. Steitz on July 5, 1945 in Cleveland. She graduated from Lakewood High in 1939 and held several jobs until she had her first child. Later on Doris worked in real estate for several years and retired...
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Carol Sue Buser

May 7, 1944 - November 14, 2013

Carol Sue Buser, age 69, of Madison, had a massive heart attack at Metro Hospital in Cleveland on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 and was taken home by Our Lord on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Born May 7, 1944 at Brown Memorial Hospital in Conneaut, Ohio, Carol had been a Lake County resident for 40 years, living in Madison. In her younger years, Carol was a teller/proof operator for a number of...
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James Michael Niederer

August 8, 1959 - November 10, 2013

James Michael Niederer, age 54, of Madison, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013. He was born August 8, 1959, in Summit, NJ, to Mary Jane (Floyd) & Otto Christopher Niederer, Sr. A 1978 graduate of Madison High School, Jim had a great sense of humor and always loved a good practical joke. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and boating. As a quality control inspector, he worked for...
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Regis Hollen

September 5, 1931 - November 4, 2013

Regis Hollen, age 82, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013 Geneva Village Retirement Community in Geneva, Ohio. He was born September 5, 1931 in Dysart, Pennsylvania to Gertrude (Krise) and Wilmer Hollen and married Marilyn Giles on December 12, 1969 in Winchester, VA. Regis served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from Caterpillar as a welder and inspector...
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Margaret F Carrabine

September 15, 1923 - November 4, 2013

Margaret F. Carrabine, age 90, of Thompson, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013. She was born September 15, 1923 in Cleveland to Margaret (Mangon) & Frank Janda and married Robert F. Carrabine in Albuquerque, NM on August 11, 1945. Margaret was a 1941 graduate of Maple Heights High School. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Thompson, Ohio and enjoyed bingo, traveling and...
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Gordon Gibson

April 25, 1940 - November 3, 2013

Gordon Gibson, age 73, of Thompson Township, OH passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He was born April 25, 1940 in Hacker Valley, WV to Edith C. (Life) & Lawrence G. Gibson. He married Loretta (Arathuzik) in Madison on August 1, 1964. Gordon worked at WS Tyler Wire & Screening for 18 years, and he kept himself busy doing various activities. He loved...
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William M Buterbaugh

July 4, 1928 - October 30, 2013

William M. Buterbaugh, age 85 of Thompson, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013. He was born July 4, 1928 in Meyersdale, PA to Myrtle (Lindeman) & Albert Buterbaugh and he married Marjorie Jean Grew in Meyersdale, PA on October 18, 1953. William retired as a master machinist from Cleveland Precision. He was a member of Thompson United Methodist Church and enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting...
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Greg Rogers

September 26, 1956 - October 29, 2013

Greg Rogers, age 57, of Madison, OH, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township. He was born September 26, 1956 in Mt. Laurel, NJ to Dorothy "Dot" (Carney) and Carter "Charlie" Rogers. He married Susan (Estok) December 29, 1990 in Cuyahoga Falls. Greg owned and operated a small landscaping business after previously having been a machine operator. Greg...
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Carol "Susie" Robertson

July 5, 1946 - October 27, 2013

Carol "Susie" Pauline Robertson, age 67, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at her home in North Perry, Ohio. She was born July 5, 1946 in Madison to Meda Dell (Cameron) and Harold "Becky" Beach. Susie married the love of her life, Neal Wayne Robertson, on February 5, 1966 in Madison. Susie was a dedicated stay-at-home mother. She loved spending time with her family and was...
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Olen "Oley" G. Claypool

November 20, 1937 - October 27, 2013

Olen "Oley" G. Claypool, age 75, of Madison, OH, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was born November 20, 1937 in Hacker Valley, WV to Maude (Davidson) and Cecil Claypool. He married Carmen (Lloyd) Claypool December 3, 2003 in Madison. Oley was a member of the Plumber's Union Local 55 for 55 years. In 1974, he started L & N Plumbing & Heating with Ronald...
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Loretta Popp

November 7, 1952 - October 27, 2013

Loretta Popp, age 60, of Madison, OH, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township. She was born in Painesville on November 7, 1952 the daughter of Shirley (Shepard) and Kenneth Ryan. She married Arnold Popp on September 3, 1976 in Painesville. Loretta enjoyed working on puzzles and most of all; she loved spending time with her family. She is...
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Gary Wayne Leasure

November 15, 1943 - October 22, 2013

Gary Wayne Leasure, age 69, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013. He was born November 15, 1943 in Frostburg, MD to Beatrice Bell (Fertig) & Wilbert Thomas Leasure. Gary retired from the Madison Village Road Department where he worked for many years. He enjoyed keeping a meticulous landscape at his property on Wood Road. He loved tinkering in the garage & riding his motorcycle...
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Jim Akos

June 22, 1966 - October 19, 2013

Jim Akos, age 47, of Montville, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. He was born June 22, 1966 in Euclid, OH to Ann (Hardin) & Robert Akos and he married Danette Hurney on February 7, 1987 in Euclid. Jim was an Electrician and proud member of IBEW Local 38. He loved to ride his Harley and loved planning & creating his own fireworks displays. He is survived by his wife, Danette of...
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Jane Nelson Stoneman

January 7, 1924 - October 16, 2013

Jane Nelson Stoneman, age 89, of Concord, OH, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. She was born January 7, 1924 in Cleveland to Ella (Peterson) & Mace Nelson. She married Dale Stoneman in Cleveland, Ohio on December 6, 1947 Jane attended Cleveland Heights High School and Findlay College. She worked at Warner & Swasey, where she met her husband to be,...
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Irene I Rock

April 23, 1924 - October 14, 2013

Irene I. Rock, age 89, of Geneva, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at Geneva Village Retirement Community. She was born April 23, 1924 in Bradley, OH to Elizabeth (Szelled) & Joseph Torok and married George Rock on November 8, 1952 in Smithfield, OH. Irene enjoyed polka and country music. She also enjoyed baking Hungarian pastries and was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She is survived by...
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Deborah K. Blackman

June 19, 1963 - October 12, 2013

Deborah K. Blackman, age 50, of Madison, OH, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at her home. She was born June 19, 1963 in Wooster, OH, to Janet (Wirt) and Jerry L. McFarren. She married Douglas Blackman in Las Vegas on July 7, 1997. Deborah had worked as an assembler at Pentair in Chardon for the past 5 years. She was an avid bowler and belonged to the Madison Softball Association. She...
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Suzette Murphy

March 8, 1962 - October 3, 2013

Suzette Murphy, age 51, of Perry, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her home. She was born March 8, 1962 in Painesville, OH to Edith (Bixel) & Russell Vermilye. She married Audie Murphy on December 19, 1981 in Perry. Suzette was a beloved wife and mother who loved tending her rose garden and devoted her life to her sons. She is survived by her husband, Audie Murphy; sons Audie...
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Richard "Dick" M. McCrea

April 4, 1940 - October 2, 2013

Richard "Dick" M. McCrea, age 73, of Perry, OH, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township, OH. He was born April 4, 1940 in Sewickley, PA to Margaret (Kost) & William McCrea, Jr. He married Joyce Brainard (Hope) on June 7, 1995 in Las Vegas, NV. Richard retired from Tanner Industries in 1997. Richard was a member of Perry Christian Church and Elk...
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Mark Alan Nagy, Jr

August 13, 1987 - September 29, 2013

Mark Alan Nagy, Jr., age 26, of Riverside, OH, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH. He was born August 13, 1987 in Euclid to Mary Beth (Lengyel) & Mark Nagy, Sr. Mark worked as a Customer Service Representative for Cornerstone Brands. He was a 2005 graduate of Madison High School and was also a graduate of Wright State University. An avid sports fan,...
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Terry McClure

October 11, 1955 - September 27, 2013

Terry McClure, age 57, resident of Madison, Ohio, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Madison, Lake Health urgent care. Terry was born October 11, 1955 in Raynell, West Virginia, to Ester Jean (Bennett) and Victor McClure. He married Marie (Brazik) on April 10, 1983 in Madison, Ohio. Terry was a manufacturing supervisor during his working years. He was an avid...
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Alexander A Andrews

June 5, 1921 - September 26, 2013

Alexander A. Andrews, age 92, of Madison, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Rae-Ann in Geneva. He was born June 5, 1921 in Cleveland, the son of Angelo & Mary Andrews. He married Evelyn Pepper on May 8, 1946 in Jackson, MS. A 1939 graduate of Collinwood High School, he served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Geneva and a charter...
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Carl J. Lauer

December 12, 1954 - September 24, 2013

Carl J. Lauer, age 58, of Leroy Township, OH, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born December 12, 1954 in Painesville. He was the son of Eugene and Elizabeth (Oresko) Lauer. He married Monica (Doland) on September 24, 1977 in Chardon. A 1973 graduate of Riverside High School, Carl retired from the Ohio Army National...
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Marie V. Freeman

October 3, 1924 - September 22, 2013

Marie V. Freeman, age 88, of Madison, OH, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Hospice of the Western Reserve Cleveland in Cleveland. She was born October 3, 1924 in Parkman, OH to Marya (Heletik) and Konstantin Votchko. She married Roger Freeman on October 5, 1966 in Erie, PA. Marie was a bookkeeper at Gail G. Grants in Painesville. She was a devoted wife and mother, especially to her...
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Lance Bump

July 27, 1959 - September 18, 2013

Lance Bump, age 54, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Lake Health Medical Center - Madison Campus in Madison. He was born July 27, 1959 in WaKeeney, KS to Janette (Jackson) and S. Wayne Bump. He married Caryl (Bender) Bump on March 31, 2001 in Madison Village. Lance served in the U. S. Navy and worked hard to become a licensed reactor operator at the Perry Nuclear...
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Bernetta "Nettie" Baum

May 2, 1939 - September 16, 2013

Bernetta "Nettie" Baum, age 74, of Madison, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013. She was born May 2, 1939 in Hastings, PA to Philemina (Kruise) & George Weakland and married Herbert Baum on November 23, 1957. Bernetta was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a strong-willed woman who lived by her faith. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her family. Bernetta is...
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Geraldine Sironen

September 14, 2013

Geraldine Sironen, age 78 of Madison, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. Born January 2, 1935 in Webster Springs, West Virginia she was the daughter of Mary (Claypool) and Homer Sears. Geraldine retired from Eastwood Residential Living. She enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family. She is survived by two Daughters: Cynthia (Mike)...
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John R Pierce

September 24, 1931 - September 9, 2013

John R. Pierce, age 81, of Dalton, OH, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013. He was born September 24, 1931 in Perry to Violet Pearl (Penhollow) & John Ward Pierce. John graduated from Perry High School in Perry, OH and from Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, IL. He served as a minister of the gospel for 60 years, with many missionary endeavors around the world. He held full-time...
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Kimberly Strausbaugh

May 22, 1960 - September 3, 2013

Kimberly Strausbaugh, age 53, of Perry, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013. She was born May 22, 1960 in Euclid, OH to Faye (Williams) and Thomas K. Perkins. Kim married George Strausbaugh on November 23, 1985 in Mentor. She worked as a production scheduler for Avery Dennison for 25 years. Kim was a wonderful mom and grandma who had a deep devotion to her family. She is survived by...
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