Our Obituaries

Leta L. Griffes

January 7, 1925 - August 31, 2015

Leta L. Griffes, age 90, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at TriPoint Medical Center. She was born January 7, 1925 in Painesville, OH to Myrtle M. (St. John) and Milford A. Scott. Leta married Milton W. Griffes on August 20, 1988. Leta graduated from Madison Memorial High School and from the Fairview Park Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland. She was an office nurse for...
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Craig R. Smith

June 10, 1948 - August 27, 2015

Craig R. Smith, 67, of Madison passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife Lesly, their son, Corey, his children Bryon (Kristi), Alison (Mike), his first wife and friend Lynne, and sister Sue (Brad). He is also remembered by his three loving grand puppies Bentley, Zoe, and Luna. Craig graduated from Mentor High School in 1966. He enlisted in the Marines during the...
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E. Marie March

June 19, 1927 - August 27, 2015

E. Marie March, age 88, of Madison passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at her home. She was born June 19, 1927 in Kempton, MD the daughter of Tina (Nelson) and Arthur Paugh. Marie married Ralph March in June 1987 in Madison. Marie retired from Ohio Rubber after 32 years. She is survived by daughter, Vi Tichinel of WV; son, Oliver Sharpless of Willoughby; grandchildren, Scott (Anita)...
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Joseph Acerra, Jr.

March 25, 1936 - August 26, 2015

Joseph Acerra, Jr., age 79, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at home. He was born March 25, 1936 in Long Branch, NJ to Adeline (Santucci) and Joseph Salvatore Acerra, Sr. Joseph married Linda Jeanne Rideout at Toledo, OH on July 30, 1960. Joseph attended Wintersville High School and graduated from the Ohio State University in 1959. Joseph taught music at Mt. Gilead...
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Lawrence Duncan Nellis

April 20, 1945 - August 25, 2015

Lawrence Duncan Nellis, age 70, of Thompson, Ohio was with his family when he passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015. The son of Edith (Wood) and Harry Nellis, he was born April 20, 1945 in Painesville. Larry married Valerie Williams in January of 1973. He retired from GE in 2005. Larry always enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son, and doing everything else for his daughter. He treasured...
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Allysha "Smiley" May Reihner

February 28, 2011 - August 22, 2015

Allysha "Smiley" May Reihner, age 4, of Madison, Ohio passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Cleveland Clinic. She was born February 28, 2011 in Concord Township, Ohio to Virginia Corbin and Jason Reihner. Always smiling, Allysha truly lived up to her nickname of "Smiley". She enjoyed riding her Dora the Explorer 4 wheeler and playing a good game of Candyland. She is survived by her...
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Elenor Babic

October 18, 1926 - August 22, 2015

Elenor Babic, age 88 of Madison, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at her home. Born October 18, 1926 in Harpersfield she was the daughter of Roy and Victoria (Woitkowska) Valitzky. She married Stanley Babic in 1952. Elenor retired as a secretary from the Lake County Commissioner's Garage where she worked for over 13 years. She loved spending time with her friends and was involved...
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Gerald E. Jones

June 8, 1929 - August 21, 2015

Gerald E. Jones, age 86, of Madison passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 at his home. He was born June 8, 1929 in Hydetown, PA to Persis (nee Bunce) and Lawrence Jones. He married the love of his life Mary Mae Marquand. A 1947 graduate of Madison High School, he served in the US Air Force serving his country during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged in 1954. Gerald was an active...
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Linda Lou Vandemyer

April 7, 1957 - August 16, 2015

Linda Lou Vandemyer, age 58, of Madison, Ohio passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 at home. She was born April 7, 1957 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Matilda (Mitchell) and Sie B. Hamilton. Linda worked for General Motors for many years. She enjoyed attending Tri-County Bible Church with her friend Sandy. She had a generous heart and always was willing to give to those in need. She is...
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Rudy Nadbath

May 9, 1957 - August 13, 2015

Rudy Nadbath, 58, of Madison passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 13, 2015 while preparing for his workday. His loving wife of 29 years, Monica, and children Rudy Jr. (fiancée Victoria) and Vincent remain to cherish his memory and spirit. Rudy also leaves behind his best friend Winky, and beloved dog Mongo. Rudy joins his parents, Charles and Esther (nee DeLair) Nadbath in eternal rest. ...
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Donald V. Hampton II D.O.

March 28, 1928 - August 13, 2015

Donald Vernon Hampton, II D.O., 87, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at home. He was born March 28, 1928 in Euclid, to Donald V. and Helen (Cottrell) Hampton. Donald completed his undergraduate studies at Miami University of Ohio and completed his doctoral studies at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Donald married the late Carolyn Walden on August 16, 1952 in...
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Brian David Rogers

August 7, 1976 - August 12, 2015

Brian David Rogers, age 39, of Eastpointe, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015. He was born August 7, 1976 in Garfield Heights, Ohio. Brian was an avid sports fan and was passionate about The Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a loving and caring father, devoted to his children. He is survived by his wife, Becky of Eastpointe, MI; his children, Maikailah and Landon; parents, Lynn and...
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Luella Jane Avellone

December 11, 1926 - August 11, 2015

Luella Jane Avellone, age 88, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at home. She was born December 11, 1926 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to Myrtle (Brague) and Guy V. Edington. Luella married Ross D. Avellone in Berea, Ohio on May 13, 1950. Luella received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin Wallace College in 1948 and was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. She faithfully...
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Nickie Gail Brockway

September 27, 1942 - August 8, 2015

Nickie Gail Brockway, age 72, of Painesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015. She was born September 27, 1942 in Birmingham, AL the daughter of Lucy (Guthrie) and Luther Nix Lovelady. She married Phillip Brockway on October 25, 1969. Nickie loved to watch the sunset and attend plays with her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Nickie is survived by her...
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Donald E. Jackson

November 4, 1928 - August 4, 2015

Donald E. Jackson, age 86, of Perry, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at home. He was born November 4, 1928 in Lorain, Ohio to Gladys (nee Harmon) and Burt Jackson. Donald married Frances A. Burckhard in Aberdeen, South Dakota on September 16, 1950. Donald served in the US Army Air Corps. He was a member of Teamsters Local 293 while working at Amster Beverage in Cleveland and later,...
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Michael Anthony Socosky

June 18, 1993 - August 3, 2015

Michael Anthony Socosky, age 22, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015. He was born June 18, 1993 in Painesville, the son of Carol (Messer) and Don Socosky. Michael was a 2010 graduate of Madison High School and just recently graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's of Science in Communication, majoring in Audio Music Production of Communication. With a passion for music...
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Jeffery A. Johnson

April 4, 1953 - July 31, 2015

Jeffery A. Johnson, 62, of Madison, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015. He was born on April 4, 1953 in Painesville to Walter and Evelyn Johnson. Jeffery attended Mentor High School. He worked for Ohio Broach and Machine. Jeffery married Judy Dickerson on January 22, 1993 in Willoughby. His family will remember him as a hard worker who enjoyed being the life of the party. Jeffery also loved...
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Emily A. Mackey

October 27, 1989 - July 28, 2015

Emily A. Mackey, age 25, of Perry passed away unexpectedly July 28, 2015. The daughter of Nancy (nee Webb) and the late Charles R. Mackey, she was born October 27, 1989 in Painesville. Emily was a 2007 graduate of Madison High School. She graduated from Liberty University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. Emily was a talented artist. A big part of her life was her love for...
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Clark F. Pagenstecher

October 4, 1934 - July 28, 2015

Clark F. Pagenstecher, 80, a resident of Madison, Ohio, passed away on July 28, 2015 at David Simpson Hospice House after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving wife Dorothy, and his extended family. He was born October 4, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. Clark enjoyed his wife and family most of all. He met the love of his life in high school and was married to her for 58 years. Together...
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James "Jim" Bevan

September 13, 1935 - July 26, 2015

MADISON- James "Jim" Bevan, 79, of Madison, passed away July 26, 2015. He was born September 13, 1935, in Painesville, Ohio the son of William C. and Myrtle (VanGorder) Bevan, and had been a lifelong area resident. Mr. Bevan was a US Army Veteran. Jim married the love of his life Joyce Shumaker in Angola, Indiana on September 10, 1956. Jim worked at Harvey Hubbell and retired as an engineer...
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Joseph Samuel Amato

July 26, 1941 - July 24, 2015

Joseph Samuel Amato, age 73, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at home. He was born July 26, 1941 in Cleveland to Jennie (nee Campofrendano) and Joseph Amato. Joseph enjoyed fishing, camping, fast cars and working on cars. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was known as a real prankster. He is survived by daughter, Sylvia...
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George Naylor

October 25, 1940 - July 24, 2015

George W. Naylor, age 74, of Geneva, Ohio passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at his home. He was born on October 25, 1940 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Ruth (Baker) & George Naylor. George married Iva Smith in Rock Creek, Ohio on December 26, 1999. George was a 1959 graduate of Union High School in Girard, Pa. and worked as an oven operator at Lincoln Electric. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,...
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Mary J. Dahlquist

June 4, 1927 - July 21, 2015

Mary J. Dahlquist, age 88, of Fairport Harbor, formerly of Madison, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Cleveland Clinic. She was born June 4, 1927 in Donora, PA to Mary (nee Jackowski) and Vincent Starzenski. Mary loved working in the garden. She was a wonderful homemaker and gifted cook. Her warm and loving personality always made people feel comfortable. Mary was a talented artist who...
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Audrey Marie Miller

August 15, 1930 - July 20, 2015

Audrey Marie Miller, age 84, of Madison, OH, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Lake West Hospital. She was born on August 15, 1930 in Shelton, CT to Charles and Elizabeth (Connors) Wundrack. Audrey graduated from Patuxent River High School in Lexington, MD. She married the late Melvin Dale Miller in Lexington Park, MD on June 24, 1950. Audrey was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic...
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Gerald "Jerry" Sisson

May 16, 1945 - July 16, 2015

Gerald F. "Jerry" Sisson, 70, of Madison, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Metro Hospital. He was born on May 16, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Chardon High School, Class of 1963. Jerry served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1967 after serving in the Vietnam War. He married the love of his life Rose M. Austin on December 14, 1970 in Painesville. ...
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Patricia C. Finucan

February 25, 1928 - July 15, 2015

Patricia C. Finucan, age 87, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing Home in Geneva. She was born on February 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to Agnes (nee Dunne) and Herbert Goetz. Patricia married John J. Finucan Jr. on February 3, 1951. After Pat graduated from high school, she attended Ursuline College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She was an...
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Ruth A. Dickinson

August 1, 1921 - July 9, 2015

Ruth A. Dickinson, age 93, passed away Thursday, July 09, 2015 at Emeritus at Newell Creek in Mentor, OH. She was born August 1, 1921 in York, PA to Alice Anne (nee Sollenberger) and Sterling Arthur Eyler. Ruth married Don M. Dickinson in York, PA on April 24, 1943. Ruth graduated from her home town high school in North York in 1939. She held various jobs until she became a housewife and...
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Marie E. Jerrell

June 15, 1922 - July 7, 2015

Marie E. Jerrell, age 93, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 07, 2015 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing. She was born June 15, 1922 in Beach Springs, Virginia to Ethel (nee Fortner) and Elmer Alsup. Marie married Rhea S. Jerrell in Bell County, Kentucky on January 14, 1944. Marie was a Trimmer for Ohio Rubber for 36 years and retired in 1985. She enjoyed gardening, canning, quilting...
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JoAnn Carol Dennison

October 26, 1934 - July 2, 2015

JoAnn Carol Dennison, 80, of Madison, passed away, Thursday, July 2, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 26, 1934, in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Bernard K. and Minnie Bell (nee Blackburn) Wade. JoAnn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She greatly enjoyed the time she got to spend with her friends and family. JoAnn is survived by her daughter...
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Henry "Hank" O'Yaski

September 29, 1948 - June 30, 2015

Henry "Hank" O'Yaski, age 66, of Thompson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at home. He was born September 29, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Genevieve (nee Fern) and Nick O'Yaski. Hank married Linda Anne Cameron in Cleveland on August 3, 1968. Hank graduated from Collinwood High School in 1967. He retired from Swagelok after many years of service. He loved traveling and riding on his...
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Anne C. Allen

August 23, 1923 - June 29, 2015

Anne C. Allen, age 91, of Perry Ohio, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at home. She was born August 23, 1923 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Mary Smith (nee Gregory) and Louis Creveling. Anne graduated from Harvey High School in 1941 and went on to earn her Master's Degree in Education from Lake Erie College. She taught English for 16 years at Kirtland Middle School. Anne was an involved...
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Donald E. Price

November 2, 1944 - June 20, 2015

Donald E. Price, age 70 of Perry, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The son of the late Carl and Inez (Mills) Price he was born on November 2, 1944 in Shinnston, WV. He married Karen Brewster on March 25, 1977 Don worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for Lubrizol for 34 years and retired in 2000. He loved the outdoors and the times spent hunting with his Brother Dave in West...
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Robert L. Morgan

December 29, 1936 - June 7, 2015

Robert L. Morgan, age 78, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 at home. He was born December 29, 1936 in Davy, West Virginia to Maxine (nee Riffe) and Glenn Anderson Morgan. Robert married Jacqueline Bliss in Madison on July 6, 1968. Robert was a very proud member of American Legion Post 601 in Madison. He worked for 43 years as General Manager at Neff Perkins in Perry. Robert...
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Sharon Louise Davidson

December 18, 1949 - June 6, 2015

Sharon Louise Davidson, age 65, of Painesville was at home in hospice care, with her son and husband when she passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015. She was the daughter of Margaret (nee Quinlan) and Anthony Liederbach. She married Mitch Davidson in Cleveland on June 27, 1995. Sharon graduated from Beaumont High School. She loved country, gospel, reggae and African music. Sharon enjoyed being...
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Alexandria Struhar

May 16, 1995 - June 4, 2015

Alexandria Struhar GENEVA- Alexandria Marie Struhar, 20, of Geneva, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 4, 2015, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born, May 16, 1995 in Painesville, the daughter of Dale Struhar and Jamie Lovejoy, and had been a lifelong area resident. Alex graduated from Madison High School Class of 2013. Alex was a beautiful girl, but was more...
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Irmgard Marie Lustig

January 7, 1942 - June 2, 2015

Irmgard Marie Lustig, age 73, of East Liverpool, OH, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at home. She was born in Wuerzburg, Germany to Rita and Max Stahl on January 7, 1942. Irmgard married John Lustig at St. Patrick Catholic Church on December 14, 1973. Irmgard was a long time resident of Thompson before moving with her husband to East Liverpool, 17 years ago. She belonged to The Beaver Creek...
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Larry Black

July 16, 1955 - June 1, 2015

Larry Black, 59, of Painesville, passed away at home on June 1, 2015. He was born in Buchannon, West Virginia to Homer and Vonda (nee Rowan) July 16, 1955. Larry was somewhat of a sportsman who loved fishing and playing golf. He was always good for a good game of pool, and you could find him reading from time to time. Larry was a Cleveland sports fan, especially the Browns. He leaves behind...
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JoAnn Tiedman

March 11, 1945 - June 1, 2015

JoAnn Tiedman, age 70, was at home when she entered the presence of our Lord on Monday, June 1, 2015. She leaves behind her loving husband of 41 years, Gary Tiedman of Madison, and brother Sigmund (Judy) Tackach, Jr. of Niles. JoAnn was born to Sigmund and Mildred (nee Rohrbaugh) Tackach on March 11, 1945 in Youngstown, spending her childhood there. She was a member of God's Tabernacle Church...
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Richard A. Komssi

October 25, 1953 - May 30, 2015

Richard A. Komssi, age 61, of Concord Twp., Ohio, passed away at home. He was born October 25, 1953 in Painesville, Ohio to Doris I. (nee Lenk) and Arvo W. Komssi. Richard enjoyed hunting, feeding the birds and watching small wildlife. He served our country in the U.S. Marines. He is survived by two daughters, Erika (John) Salyards, Regina (Jacob) Schobel both of Altoona, PA; 5...
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Nancy Sue Shadowen

January 7, 1941 - May 29, 2015

Nancy Sue Shadowen, age 74, of Madison, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Born on January 7, 1941 in Zanesville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy A. (Roberts) and Robert E. Lee. in 1960, she married Stanley E. Shadowen in Wickliffe. Nancy worked for Parker Hannifin in Eastlake. Along with her husband, she owned and operated the Bakery...
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Logan Frankos

April 18, 2014 - May 28, 2015

Logan "Beni" Frankos, 13 months old, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at his home in Madison. Born April 18, 2014 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby he was the son of Joshua and Megan (nee Pupio) Frankos. With his big, heartwarming smile, Logan could always grab the attention of people around him. He had an adventurous spirit and a sparkle in his eyes. He will be dearly missed. He...
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Vivian V. Whitford

December 27, 1919 - May 28, 2015

Vivian V. Whitford, 95, of Kirtland, passed away, May 28, 2015, at home. She was born, December 27, 1919 in Napoleon Twp., MI, the daughter of the late, Dudley and Edna (Hornberger) Hall. She retired after 30 years from the Lake Co. Prosecutors office. Vivian was an avid reader, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and watching old movies; she was the dictionary of the family always helping...
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David J. VanDame

August 30, 1925 - May 28, 2015

David J. VanDame, age 89 of Madison, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. Born August 30, 1925 in Cleveland he was the son of the late Minnie (Smith) & David A. VanDame. He married Nancy Haidet at Euclid, Ohio on October 27, 1962 A 1943 Graduate of West Tech High School David served in the U.S. Army and served in USAF. David worked as a Train Dispatcher...
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Joan K. Chapuis

June 9, 1943 - May 28, 2015

Joan K. Chapuis, 71, of Painesville, passed away peacefully, May 28, 2015, at home. She was born June 9, 1943, in Painesville the daughter of the late, Guy Oliver and Minnie Genevieve (nee Nelson) Upper and had been a lifelong area resident. Joan was a talented wood carver, often making little wood Gnomes and walking sticks. She enjoyed crocheting, and rubberstamping, and tending to her...
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Kenneth Irwin

September 6, 1940 - May 28, 2015

Kenneth Irwin, age 74, of Painesville passed away peacefully, May 28, 2015. Ken was born September 6, 1940 in Painesville, Ohio; he was the son of Marjorie (nee Chuka) and Robert Irwin. He married Linda Gawlikowski on October 19, 1978. Ken was a proud US Army Veteran; He retired from Neff Perkins after 42 years of service. Ken was a member of Cornerstone Friends Church. He enjoyed riding...
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Harold "Mick" Collins, Jr.

March 28, 1948 - May 27, 2015

Harold "Mick" Collins Jr., age 67, of Madison, went to his final rest on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Mick was a Marine serving from 1968 to 1977. He was with Foxtrot 29 in Vietnam. He retired from Madison Local Schools in 2008 and a lifelong Nascar fan he worked at the Lake County Speedway for 23 years He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Debra; his sisters Judi (Bill) Potter and Joyce (Tim...
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John William Wolford, Jr.

May 15, 1952 - May 14, 2015

John William Wolford, Jr., 62, of Madison passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, May 14, 2015. He was born May 15, 1952, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late John W. Wolford, Sr., and Rosemary (nee Weber) Wolford, and had remained a longtime area resident. John graduated from Madison High School Class of 1972. He married the love of his life Tammey Rhodes on April 9, 1977. John retired from...
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Thomas "Big O" Owens

May 25, 1942 - May 14, 2015

Thomas F. Owens "Big O", 72, was promoted to Glory, on Thursday, May 14, 2015, with his loving family by his side. He was born May 25, 1942, in Republic, Pennsylvania, the son of the late, John and Yolanda (nee DiMichele) Owens. Tom was a 1960 graduate of Riverside high School. He married the love of his life Bobbie Moore on April 14, 1962. Tom retired from the Caterpillar Company in...
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Bradley Masterman

September 20, 1943 - May 14, 2015

Bradley Masterman, age 71, of Perry, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home. He was born September 20, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts to Gertrude (nee Urquhart) and Donald Gage Masterman. Brad served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany and France. He loved fishing, boating, cookouts and adored cars and classic movies. He was a big Boston Red Sox and...
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Margaret J. Schultz

February 21, 1921 - May 13, 2015

Margaret J. Schultz, age 94, of Perry, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2015 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing Home in Madison. She was born on February 21, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio to Ruth (Tuckey) & Earl Gorrell. Margaret married Bob Schultz on May 1, 1945. She was a manager at Petrie's Clothing Store at the Great Lake Mall in Mentor. Margaret was also a talented seamstress and quilter. She...
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Patrick Hanzak

September 26, 1935 - May 12, 2015

Patrick Hanzak, age 79, of Madison passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at his home. He was born September 26, 1935 in Painesville, the son of Joseph Hanzak and Gizella (nee Biro). He married Janet Urbas on September 26, 1959 in Willoughby. Patrick served in the U.S. Navy and was a life member of the Madison VFW Post 8548. He is survived by his sons, Thomas (Bonnie), Ray (Mickie), James ...
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Fred Wisen, Jr.

June 1, 1931 - May 9, 2015

Fred Wisen, Jr., went home on May 9, 2015, at the age of 83. Fred's life journey started on June 1, 1931, in Slickville, Pennsylvania. He had three sisters, Betty (Harold), Florence, and Shirley. Fred was a United States Army Veteran serving his country during the Korean War. He served active duty from 1952 until 1954, then enlisted as a Army Reservist until 1960. On April 20, 1956, Fred...
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Agnes A. Kohler

November 8, 1918 - May 7, 2015

Agnes A. Kohler, 96, of Madison, passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was born November 8, 1918, in Cleveland, the daughter of the late George and Anna (Vitous) Schindler. Agnes married the love of her life Leonard Kohler on July 20, 1940 and enjoyed over 50 years together. Agnes was an avid quilter and was a dedicated member of the Chapel United Methodist Church and...
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Shurlene "Shay" Helmick

April 7, 1956 - May 5, 2015

Shurlene "Shay" Helmick, age 59, of Perry, Ohio, passed away Tuesday evening, May 5, 2015 at the Madison Urgent Care Facility. Shay was born in Painesville, Ohio on April 7, 1956 to Thurl and Virginia (nee Skinner) Bartlett. She married David Helmick on June 13, 1987. Shay loved everybody, especially children. She was a kid at heart and friend to all with an infectious smile on her face, and...
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Genevieve M. (Genny) Burd

January 22, 1926 - May 4, 2015

Genevieve M. (Genny) Burd, age 89, of Madison passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at TriPoint Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1926 to John and Mary (nee McDonough) Maher. She married James P. Burd in Uniontown, PA on July 7, 1962. Genny retired from Ohio Bell/ATT after 30 years of dedicated service. She was a member of St. Anne's Anglican Church and Lake County Koinonia-K72. She was a...
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Curtis L. Janeczek

June 20, 1953 - April 28, 2015

Curtis L. Janeczek, 61, of Madison, Ohio passed away April 28, 2015 at his residence. He was born June 20, 1953 in Hazleton, PA. He was appointed to West Point in 1971 – the same year he graduated from Madison High School. In 1976, he graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor's of Science; and, in 1981 he graduated from The Ohio State University with his MD. He was a published...
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Joseph H. Paquin

April 21, 1930 - April 27, 2015

Joseph H. Paquin, age 85, of Madison passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. He was born April 21, 1930 in Jamestown, New York, the son of the late Herman and Hazel (Strunk) Paquin. Joe graduated from Lehigh University in 1953 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was formerly General Manager of the Industrial Controls Division of Harvey Hubbell, President of Standard Transformer Company and...
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Russell Fredrick Yankie

March 27, 1943 - April 25, 2015

Russell Fredrick Yankie, 72, of Dorset passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was born on March 27, 1943 in Gypsy, WV the son of Effie (nee Harsh) and Wesley Yankie. Russell was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughters, Kimberly (Jaime) DeFrank of Eastlake, Michelle (Randy) Goff of Geneva; grandchildren, Haley LaBenne, Brandyn &...
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Virginia J. Foljambe

August 12, 1920 - April 24, 2015

Virginia J. Foljambe, age 94, of Madison passed away April 24, 2015 at Rae Ann in Geneva. She was born August 12, 1920 the daughter of Hazel Emily (nee Pierce) and Howard Wilbur Wright. Virginia married Nathan Paul Foljambe on December 4, 1953. Virginia was a lifelong Madison resident and attended Madison schools until her junior year. She finished high school at Andrews School for girls and...
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Dolores "Dorrie" Bork

December 21, 1931 - April 24, 2015

Dolores "Dorrie" Bork, age 83, of Madison passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at UH Geauga Hospital. She was born December 21, 1931 in Cleveland to Ethel (nee Lawrence) and Frank Wendelburg. Dolores married Ivor L. Bork in Mentor-on-the –Lake on April 11, 1953. She was a 1951 graduate of Collinwood High School, a member of Chapel United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Madison YMCA....
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Mary "Pat" McQuown

April 28, 1935 - April 18, 2015

Mary "Pat" McQuown passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at her home in Madison. THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME of Madison is assisting the family.
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Ann Schafer

June 17, 1915 - April 18, 2015

Mrs. Ann Schafer, age 99, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Lantern of Madison, Ohio. She was born June 17, 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, to James and Kathryn (nee O'Neal) Davis. Ann started teaching in 1936 in Wellington, Ohio when teachers were not allowed to teach if they were married. She was married in the summer of 1942 and she had to resign. But before the summer was over the...
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Roy A. Griwatch

October 18, 1920 - April 4, 2015

Roy A. Griwatch, age 94, formerly of Parma, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015. He was born October 18, 1920 in Cleveland to Albert and Lucy (nee Zahn) Griwatch. He married Joyce A. Brink in Cleveland, OH on April 14, 1950 Roy proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and loved working in his yard and garden. Roy always...
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Keith E. Butcher

May 21, 1958 - April 4, 2015

Keith E. Butcher, age 56, passed away Saturday April 4, 2015 while at home in Madison. He was born May 21, 1958 to Lawrence and Marge (nee Bringman) Butcher, and married Tamala Winters on October 31, 1979 in Painesville, Ohio. Keith worked in steel for many years before becoming a research and development lab technician at Terves, Inc. He was a great auto mechanic and was always working on...
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Gene L. Smith

May 6, 1919 - April 1, 2015

Gene Leland Smith, age 95, of Willowick, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. He was born May 6, 1919 in Harbin, China to Hal Abram Smith and Eva Voronkoff. Gene married Betty Jane DeAngelis. Gene came from China as a young boy. He played football in high school. Gene served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He received the Victory Medal and the Presidential...
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Igor L. Ryabtsev

March 30, 1953 - April 1, 2015

Igor L. Ryabtsev, age 62, of Madison passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at University Hospital in Geneva. He was born in Baku, Azerbaijan on March 30, 1953, the son of Rimma A. (nee Abadzheva) and Leonid K. Ryabtsev. Igor graduated from the St. Petersburgh Academy of Art & Fashion with his focus in design. He came to the U.S. with his family in 1991 as a refugee and worked hard to build...
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Robert L. Watson

May 3, 1930 - March 29, 2015

Robert L. Watson, 84, longtime resident of Perry, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015. He was born on May 3, 1930 in Elyria, Ohio to Robert H. and Edith L. (nee Baker) Watson. Robert graduated from Perry High School and served honorably in the United States Army in Korea. He retired from Avery-Dennison and previously served on the Perry Township Police Department. Mr. Watson enjoyed...
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Kyle M. Kropko

April 17, 1992 - March 27, 2015

Kyle M. Kropko, 22, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. He was born on April 17, 1992 in Painesville, Ohio to Diane and Daniel Kropko, Jr. Kyle attended Madison High School. He enjoyed and was very passionate about creating tattoos and was employed with Finest Lines in Wickliffe. Kyle is survived by his parents, Diane and Daniel Kropko, Jr; brother, Steven Riss; sister, Megan Kropko;...
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Owen Sines

January 29, 2015 - March 26, 2015

Owen Maxwell Sines January 29 2015 – March 26 2015 On January 29th 2015, Owen Maxell Sines was welcomed into this world and placed in the arms of his loving parents, Jon and AnnMarie Sines, who had been waiting anxiously and with great joy for his arrival. An answered prayer, Owen came down to Earth a tiny slice of heaven with bright blue eyes and blond sweeping curls. A true gift lent by...
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Lillian A. Witt

February 10, 1928 - March 25, 2015

Lillian A. Witt, 87, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born on February 10, 1928 to the late Ernest and Elizabeth (nee Mangan) Busch, Sr. Lillian was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Madison community. She loved to cook, bake, decorate cakes, sew, crochet, knit, bowl, roller skate, sing and dance. She was a member...
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Eunice E. Stocklas

April 30, 1929 - March 25, 2015

Eunice E. Stocklas, age 85, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born on April 30, 1929 in Strange Creek, West Virginia, to Elizabeth Anna (Giviens) and Carmel Boggs. Eunice was a very active person who enjoyed raising her family. She enjoyed gardening and listening to music. Eunice especially loved cats and dogs. Her nature was one of expressing her opinions...
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Robert J. Naso

September 23, 1950 - March 22, 2015

Robert J. Naso, age 64, of Madison passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Las Vegas. He was born September 23, 1950, the son of Angeline (nee Monachino) and Charles V. Naso, Jr. Robert married Sharon (nee Martin) on October 16, 1971 in Garfield Heights. He was well loved by family, friends, and all that had the pleasure to meet him. In 1968, he graduated from Holy Name High School. He attended...
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Henry Harris

February 20, 1959 - March 19, 2015

Henry Harris, age 56, of Perry, passed away March 19, 2015 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born February 20, 1959 in Wheeling, WV the son of Jean (nee Milliken) and Theodore Harris. He married Stephanie Frazier on December 8, 2012 in Painesville. Henry loved to play horseshoes down at Lake Effects on the lake and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He is survived by his...
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Ralph Bowen

September 2, 1935 - March 18, 2015

Ralph L. Bowen Ralph L. Bowen, 79, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Florida. He was born September 2, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio the son of the late Harry and Marie (nee Gilde) Bowen. He married the love of his life, Donna Young and was a lifelong area resident. Ralph worked as an Engine Tech at Lubrizol in Wickliffe for many years...
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Donald E. Gregory

July 23, 1926 - March 12, 2015

Donald E. Gregory, age 88, of Madison passed away, Thursday, March 12, 2015 at UH Geneva Medical Center. Donald was born on July 23, 1926 in Hacker Valley, W.VA. To Sarah (Claypool) and Guy Gregory. He married Genevieve Hagerdon on April 19, 1947. Donald retired from True Temper after 31 years of service. He also drove a school bus for Madison Local Schools. He was proud to have served in...
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Timothy Musclow

January 16, 1984 - March 7, 2015

Timothy James Musclow, age 31, of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at home. He was born January 16, 1984 in Rochester, NY to Laura E. (Barringer) and Gordon L. Musclow. Timothy graduated in 2002 from Lima Christian High School in Lima, NY. He attended Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland where he studied Automotive Technology. He was currently working as a...
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Marlene P. Collins

August 4, 1931 - March 3, 2015

GENEVA- Marlene Paulene Collins, 83, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Geneva Village Retirement Community. She lived for many years in Madison before moving to Geneva in 2000. She was born August 4, 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late, Frank and Antoinette (nee Skibicki) Luepker. Marlene married the love of her life, Lt. Commander Harold T. Collins, Sr....
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Richard G. Darrow

August 15, 1926 - February 28, 2015

Richard G. Darrow, age 88, of Unionville OH and Houston TX, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Memorial Hermman Hospital Hospice in Houston. He was born August 15, 1926 the son of Florence (nee Rich) and Harold Darrow. Richard married his high school sweetheart Joan "Jo" Wickert in Madison on September 7, 1947. Richard was a 1944 graduate of Madison High School. During World War...
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Mary Ann "Bunny" Malinky

August 16, 1937 - February 26, 2015

MADISON- Mary Ann "Bunny" (nee Staschiak) Malinky, 77, of Madison, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing Center. She was born, August 16, 1937, in Vestaburg, PA, the daughter of the late John Staschiak, Sr. and Mary (nee Borsos) Staschiak-Kennedy. The day she was born, her dad picked her up and said, "She's as soft as a bunny" which led to her...
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William "Bill" Koval

March 4, 1935 - February 24, 2015

William "Bill" Koval a teacher, guidance counselor, and coach for several generations of students at Geneva High School, died Tuesday February 24th at his home with loved ones by his side. He was 79 and had been a resident of Geneva for 57 years. Born on March 4, 1935 he spent his youth in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Bill graduated from Burgettstown Union High School, received his...
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Margaret "Peggy" Spangler

August 15, 1927 - February 24, 2015

Margaret "Peggy" Spangler, age 87, of West Farmington passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Blossom Hill Care Center in Huntsburg. She was born on August 15, 1927 in Akron, OH the daughter of Ida Mae (nee Lovell) and Raymond Lydic. She married William M. Spangler in Stow, OH on June 14, 1957. Peggy was a 1945 graduate of South High School in Akron and a 1955 graduate of Harding College,...
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Donald "Duke" Miller

April 17, 1936 - February 21, 2015

Donald "Duke" Miller, age 78, of Perry passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Tri Point Medical Center in Concord Township. He was born April 17, 1936 in Swissville, PA to Margaret (nee Lilliock) and Jacob F. Miller. Donald was a skilled machinist, having retired from Worthington Precision Metals of Mentor in 2005. He enjoyed sports & his favorite player was Stan Musual. He loved music,...
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David D. Hanson

December 16, 1951 - February 20, 2015

David D. Hanson, age 63, of Euclid passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at Heather Hill. He was born December 16, 1951 in Coshocton, OH the son of Russell and Carolyn Hanson. He will be sadly missed by the Jayne family and many others. David had worked as a welder at Bailey Controls. Private family services will be observed. The BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME of Madison is handling the services.
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Paul "Pauly Wog" Compton

March 8, 1985 - February 19, 2015

Paul "Pauly Wog" Compton, age 29, of Madison, passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends on Thursday February 19, 2015. Born March 8, 1985 in Painesville he was the son of Zady "Peaches" Compton and Paul Kovach. A 2003 graduate of Madison High School Paul was a State qualifier in wrestling. He went on to wrestle at Heidelberg College before becoming an award winning MMA Fighter. ...
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Doy Haddox

July 5, 1932 - February 19, 2015

Doy "Lucky" Haddox, age 82 of Madison, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Born July 5, 1932 in West Virginia he was the son of the late Lawrence and Ina (nee Clayton) Haddox. Doy married Ruth Rankin in Elkin, WV in 1957. Doy retired from GM and worked at the Fisher Body Plant in Cleveland for 32 years. Proud of his service to our country, he served in the U.S...
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Anna Mae Wyatt

December 25, 1936 - February 17, 2015

Ann M. Wyatt Ann M. Wyatt, age 78, of Painesville was surrounded by her family when she passed away on February 17, 2015 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. She was born to Rex and Mildred (nee Traider) Hutson on December 25, 1936. Ann worked various jobs around Madison including Lawsons and chef at the Madison Country Club. She made the best brown...
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Marion Elizabeth "Betty" Heath

July 11, 1923 - February 11, 2015

Heath, Marion Elizabeth (Betty), nee Allen passed away on Feb. 11, 2015, at the age of 91 at the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan, NY after a brave battle with cancer. Betty was born on July 11, 1923 in Erie, PA, but spent much of her life in Lakewood, OH, where she was an active member of the Lakewood Presbyterian Church, playing in the bell choir and serving on the library committee. At the...
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Joseph Vogt

April 28, 1925 - February 6, 2015

Joseph L. Vogt, Jr., 89, formerly of Madison and Geneva, Passed away, Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Ohio Veteran's Home in Sandusky, Ohio. Born April 28, 1925, in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was the son of the late, Joseph Lawrence Vogt, Sr. and Elva Mae (Ronshausen) Vogt. In his younger years, Joseph was an active member of the Thompson United Methodist Church. Joseph served his country...
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Michael Reardon

June 30, 1932 - February 5, 2015

Michael J. Reardon, Sr., 82, was with his wife Hilda and daughter Mary when he passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 5, 2015. He was born in Cleveland to Jeremiah and Helen (nee O'Hara) Reardon on June 30, 1932. Michael married Hilda Hanratty Sept. 18, 1994. At age 17 Michael enlisted in the Navy and became a submariner on the USS Guavina. When he was honorably discharged from service, Michael...
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Lawrence (Larry) Chester Riel

November 3, 1960 - February 4, 2015

Lawrence (Larry) Chester Riel 11/3/1960-2/04/2015 Larry Riel died February 4, 2015 from complications of open-heart surgery. Mr. Riel was born November 3, 1960 in Painesville, Ohio and grew up in the Lake Erie community of Madison. Ohio. He was a 1978 graduate of Riverside High School in Painesville, Ohio. Larry first attended college at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio and was an...
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Jean L. Davidson

March 31, 1928 - February 4, 2015

Jean L. Davidson, age 86 of Perry, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. Born March 31, 1928 in Painesville she was the daughter of Frank and Hazel (Gretton) Wheelock . She married Almon " Dewey" Davidson on August 31, 1947. Jean enjoyed reading, gardening and word puzzles. She truly cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great...
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Anna E. Connelly Wilson

February 18, 1919 - February 4, 2015

Anna E. Connelly Wilson, 95, of Madison, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Rae-Ann Nursing Home in Geneva. She was born February 18, 1919 in Grindstone, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Michael Fred and Edna Alberta (nee Grove) Lorenz. Anna was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, serving as a nurse stationed in the Persian Gulf. While serving her country...
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Sandra J Carley

July 15, 1954 - February 2, 2015

Sandra J. Carley, age 60 of Perry, passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Tri Point Medical Center in Concord. Born July 15, 1954 in Painesville she was the daughter of Almon Dewey and Jean L. (Wheelock) Davidson. She Married Ronald Carley Sr. on April 29, 1974 in Painesville. A 1972 graduate of Painesville Riverside High School Sandy was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Perry. ...
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Jewel L. Parsons

September 17, 1942 - February 1, 2015

Jewel L. Parsons, age 72 of Geneva passed away February 1, 2015 at Rae Ann. She was born September 17, 1942 in Corley, WV the daughter of Sara Ruth (King) & Norval Roby. She married Theodore Parsons in Geneva on May 27, 1995. Jewel was a 1960 Graduate of Braxton County High School and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by daughters: Brenda (Duane) Tingley of Madison, Ruthie (John)...
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Robert E. Fike

March 14, 1926 - January 29, 2015

ROBERT E. FIKE – Madison, Ohio Robert E. Fike, 88 of Madison died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday January 29th. He was born on March 14th, 1926 in Dearth, PA., the son of James and Oma Fike. Married to his loving wife Nettie of Listie, PA. on July 31, 1948, they moved to Painesville, Ohio in 1950 and eventually to Madison in 1956 where Bob purchased, then cleared...
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Joseph J. Holy, Jr.

November 11, 1934 - January 24, 2015

Joseph J. Holy, Jr. age 80 of Geneva, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at University Hospital in Cleveland. Born November 11, 1934 in Cleveland he was the son of the late Joseph J. Holy Sr. and Anna Marie (Bergman) Holy. He married Carol Ann Powell on January 31, 1956 in Indiana. A 1952 graduate of Thompson High School, Joseph worked as a lineman at Ohio Bell for 32 years. He loved...
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Thomas Earnest Sironen

August 16, 1937 - January 22, 2015

Thomas Earnest Sironen, age 77, was at home, with his family, in Mentor-on-the-Lake when he passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015. He was born to Angeline (nee Kroflic) and Walter Sironen on August 16, 1937 in Geneva. Tom had been a Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes. He then worked at C.E. Tylers machine shop as a welder, after which he became an entrepreneur. He enjoyed building houses and...
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Mark J. Cook

March 9, 1924 - January 12, 2015

Mark J. Cook, 90, of Madison, passed away peacefully, Monday January 12, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born, March 9, 1924, in Turlock, California the son of the late James S. and Ethel Marie Cook. Mark served his country during WWII from 1943-1946 in the United States Navy. While serving his country he earned the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal (4 stars), American Area Campaign Medal...
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William J. "Billy" Brueggeman III

February 13, 1995 - January 12, 2015

William J. "Billy" Brueggeman III, age 19 of Madison, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015. Born February 13, 1995 he was the son of William J. Brueggeman Jr. and Robin (Gibson) Brueggeman. A 2014 graduate of Madison High School Billy had a wonderful sense of humor and was always there to share a good laugh. A country boy at heart he loved the outdoors and with his constant need for speed...
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Norman L. Roelle

October 11, 1952 - January 10, 2015

Norman L Roelle, Age 62 of Madison, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Madison Health Care. Born October 11, 1952 he was the son of the late Richard and Doris (Dean) Roelle. Norm was proud of his service to our country and served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed watching movies and loved listening to music and playing his keyboard. He is survived by his brothers: David ...
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