Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center

The staff members of Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.


Our Obituaries

Lee A. Weber

June 1, 1941 - April 18, 2018

Lee A. Weber, 76, of Mentor, passed away April 18, 2018, at Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born June 1, 1941, in Marion, OH.Mr. Weber worked as an engineer at Bailey Control for many years. His hobbies included woodworking, model building, and electronics. He enjoyed reading, spending time with his family, and his dog. Survivors are sons, Kurt (Shelley) Weber, and Charles ...
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Donald L. Barshick

April 23, 1934 - April 13, 2018

Donald L. Barshick age 83 of Mentor, died Friday April 13, 2018 at home. He was born April 23, 1934 in North Bethlehem, PA.Mr. Barshick was a retired Field Superintendent and salesman for heavy machinery.Donald enjoyed the study of his family genealogy and helped coordinate family reunions.Survivors include his children: Sharon (Robert) Barth, Rick (Barb) Barshick, Dianne Young, grandchildren:...
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Isabel Carolina Sevilla

April 9, 2018 - April 13, 2018

Isabel Carolina Sevilla was born April 9, 2018, to parents Javier and Megan Sevilla. Isabel's family was blessed with four days with Isabel before she passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus. Isabel's brief life was a blessing, and her family rests in the peace of knowing they will hold her again in heaven one day.Isabel is loved deeply and survived by her parents, Javier and Megan; her...
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Jean D. Saponaro

November 10, 1931 - April 12, 2018

Jean D. (Sarangelo) Saponaro, 86 of Mentor, died peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018, surrounded by all of her children and family. She is now reunited with her beloved husband James N. Saponaro, who, in 2003, preceded her in death. Jean was born on November 10, 1931, in Cleveland, the daughter of Joseph and Judith (Marzano) Sarangelo.The youngest of 8 children, she attended John Adams High...
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Elizabeth J. Shalaty

October 16, 1936 - April 11, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" J. Shalaty, 81 passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor. She was born October 16, 1936 in Euclid to the late Louis and Anna Debeljak.Survivors include her daughter, Karen (Dale) Wormald; grandchildren, David and Michael Rasile; great grandchildren, Jaren, Gracie and Joshua; sister, Marylou (James) Davison and nieces and nephews, Rosemary, Tom, Tim, Mary Kay,...
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Charles R. Sheldon

February 11, 1934 - April 10, 2018

Charles R. "Bob" Sheldon, age 84, of Mentor Ohio died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. Bob was born in Norwalk, Ohio to Charles R. and Rose J. Sheldon. After graduating from Norwalk High School, Bob attended The Ohio State University prior to enlisting in the Navy. He married the love of his life, Barbara L. Ruffing on February 10, 1957. While in the Navy, Bob...
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Rose L. Mihu PhD. E

April 9, 2018

Rose L. Mihu (nee Lotito), PhD. E, 97, of Wickliffe, died on Monday, Apr. 9, 2018, at Brookdale of Mentor. She was born in Italy and received her Doctorate in Education from the University of Rome, Italy. She came to the United States in 1951. She taught elementary classes at St. Rocco parochial school for ten years then worked, and retired from, the Cuyahoga County Welfare Services as a Case...
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Samuel Rockwell

November 23, 1920 - April 8, 2018

Samuel Rockwell, 97, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away April 8, 2018. He was born November 23, 1920 in Cleveland.Mr. Rockwell retired from the Cleveland Fire Department Station 31, after 35 years of service. He was a drill Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He raised his 3 sons in Euclid with his wife Catherine (Kay) of 63 years. He was the founder and President of the...
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Donald L. Goodman

March 12, 1947 - April 7, 2018

Donald L. Goodman, 71, of Painesville Twp., passed away April 7, 2018, at his home. He was born March 12, 1947, in Massillon, OH.Mr. Goodman was a teacher and coach at Mentor High School.Survivors are his wife, Charlene Goodman; children, Jeff (Julia) Goodman, and Todd (Erin) Goodman; grandchildren, James, Joseph, Grady and Graham; and his nieces, Susan Goodman and Karen Dowell.He was preceded in...
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Doris A. Borkey

December 21, 1941 - April 7, 2018

Doris A. Borkey, 76 of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born December 21, 1941 in Erie, PA to the late Nicholas and Edna Sabolsky.Doris was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening and doing puzzles. She was also an avid bowler for many years. She was a big Cleveland sports fan as well.Survivors include her children: David ...
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Louise Lee

January 1, 1943 - April 6, 2018

Louise Lee (nee Kulik), 75, of Willoughby, went home to be with her Lord on April 6, 2018. She was born January 1, 1943, in Bradford, PA.Mrs. Lee was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who touched many lives over the years. She was a Sunday School teacher and a certified ceramic teacher. Survivors are her beloved husband of 55 ½ years, Jim Lee; children, Lori (Rick) Chaykowsky,...
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Robert B. Orlando

January 6, 1935 - April 6, 2018

Robert B. Orlando, 83, of Mentor, passed away April 6, 2018. He was born January 6, 1935, in Cleveland.Mr. Orlando worked as an engineer at TRW for many years. He enjoyed bowling, skiing, whitewater rafting and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob was the happiest fishing on his boat and enjoyed many years at his cottages in Port Clinton. He enjoyed fishing in...
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James C. Russell

February 2, 1947 - April 1, 2018

James C. Russell, 71, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at home. He was born February 2, 1947 in Carrollton, KY. James served our country proudly and with dignity during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and neighbors. He was a published author of short stories and poetry.He also enjoyed spending time with his son, Robert, on Sundays, playing...
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A. Albert Arslanian

March 26, 1936 - April 1, 2018

A. Albert Arslanian, 82 of Mentor, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born March 26, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio. Al was a former longtime member of Fairport Harbor Yacht Club.Albert is survived by his wife of 53 years, Audrey (Parsons) Arslanian; son, Alan (Angela) Arslanian; grandchildren, Amy, Alexa, Alec and Lucas Arslanian and Amanda Zimcosky; brother, Russell ...
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Robert L. Luck

November 8, 1940 - March 29, 2018

Robert L. Luck, 77, of Painesville Township, passed away March 29, 2018 following a brave battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born November 8, 1940 in Wickliffe, OH.Mr. Luck worked as a mechanical engineer at U.S. Molding Machinery Company in Mentor. He loved to golf, hunt, work in the yard, and spend time with his family and his grand-dogs. He was a big fan of NASCAR racing and enjoyed...
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Amy L. Morton

October 25, 1954 - March 26, 2018

Amy L. Morton, 63 of Mentor, OH, who died Monday, March 26, 2018, at David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland, OH. She was born October 25, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio.Amy graduated from Euclid HS 1972, where she had been a member of the Varsity Chorale, which toured and performed in Europe under Mr. Sam Taylor. She also performed Amy-ably well with the Singers Club of Cleveland. Miss Morton retired...
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Larry B. Moore

June 5, 1948 - March 26, 2018

Larry B. Moore, age 69 of Painesville, passed away March 26, 2018, at his residence. He was born June 5, 1948, in Salem, WV.Mr. Moore had worked as a machinist for the former Rotor Tool for 28 years. He enjoyed gardening, listening to wind chimes, bird watching, and was an Ohio State Buckeye and Cleveland Browns fan.Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Margaret (McMasters); children Rebecca ...
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Blanche P. Kaleal

November 29, 1945 - March 26, 2018

Blanche P. (Gilreath) Kaleal, age 72 of Mentor, passed away March 26, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 29, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio and resided in Mentor, Ohio for the past 48 years.Survivors include her children: Ronald L. (Mary) Kaleal, Daniel (Christine) Kaleal, Steven Kaleal, Debbie (Philip) Wipperman and David (Haley) Kaleal; grandchildren: Ronald L. Jr,...
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Hazel Mae McDaniels Skartved

August 22, 1929 - March 26, 2018

Hazel Mae (Bee) McDaniels Skartved, age 88 of Willowick, passed away March 26, 2018, at Richmond Heights Medical Center. She was born August 22, 1929, in Nutter Fort, WV.Mrs. Skartved had worked as a machinist for Kerr Lakeside Inc., in Euclid for 20 years. She enjoyed sewing, pencil drawings, scratch off lottery tickets, cooking and baking, especially her bread and pepperoni rolls. She was also...
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Josephine M. Sprague

November 6, 1928 - March 25, 2018

Josephine M. (Isaacs) Sprague, age 89 of Madison, passed away March 25, 2018, at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland. She was born November 6, 1928, in Mentor, OH.Mrs. Sprague enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Survivors include her sons David (Kristie) Sprague and Thomas Sprague; grandchildren Thomas (Kelly), Brandon (Amanda), Mollie (George), and Travis ...
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Michael J. Preseren

January 19, 1915 - March 24, 2018

Michael J. Preseren, 103, of Mentor, passed away March 24, 2018 at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born January 19, 1915 in Yukon, PA.Mr. Preseren worked at Chase Brass for many years and enjoyed dancing, reading, exercising, and gardening. He was a proud Naval Veteran espousing many amazing stories to his kids and grandkids. His values, morals and work ethic were in...
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Earl Patterson

October 4, 1947 - March 21, 2018

Earl Patterson, age 70 of Mentor died Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, OH. He was born October 4, 1947, in Altoona, PA.Mr. Patterson worked for over 25 years as a machinist for Feedall in Willoughby, OH retiring in 2008.Earl was a member of Sons of the Amvets, Post #40 Mentor, Amvets Riders, Post #40 Mentor and the Hungarian Culture Club, Fairport Harbor, OH...
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Gay L. Schoenfeld

August 5, 1951 - March 21, 2018

Gay L. Schoenfeld, age 65, of Concord Twp, passed away March 21, 2018, at her residence. She was born August 5, 1951, in Painesville. She was a graduate of Mentor High School.Ms. Schoenfeld had worked for UPS, retiring after 41 years. She was a volunteer for the Salvation Army, attended the Salvation Army Church and Life Brand Cowboy Church, both in Painesville. Survivors include her mother, Jane...
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Harvey L. Whitlow

August 5, 1943 - March 20, 2018

Harvey L. Whitlow, 74 of Mentor, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord. He was born August 5, 1943 in Cleveland to the late Robert and Roberta WhitlowHarvey was a member of Harding and Corwin-Webb Masonic Lodges and a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Linda Whitlow; siblings, James Whitlow, Liz Crane and Robert (Lois)...
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Marietta Williamson Smart

September 25, 1924 - March 18, 2018

Marietta (Williamson) Smart, age 93 of Mentor, OH formerly of Danville, PA, died Sunday March 18, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby, OH. She was born September 25, 1924 in Arnot, PA.Mrs. Smart was a retired seamstress for Turbotville Dress where she worked until her retirement in 1986.Survivors include her children: Brenda J. Paden, James G. (David Makemson) Smart, sister in law: Lois...
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Diane C. Baechle

October 25, 1942 - March 18, 2018

Diane C. (Dezort) Baechle, age 75 of Concord Twp., passed away March 18, 2018 at her residence. She was born October 25, 1942 in Cleveland.Mrs. Baechle had worked as a teacher's assistant at Orchard Hollow Elementary School in Mentor, retiring after 25 years. She was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and the Mentor Senior Center, where she enjoyed the bus tours, the knitting club and the...
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Rebecca L. Britton

June 28, 1942 - March 17, 2018

Rebecca L. "Becky" Britton age 75 of Mentor, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 28, 1942 in Painesville.Becky was a retired assembler from Kismet Products. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and was an avid crafter who delighted friends and family with her lovely crocheted pieces. She was a long-time member of Painesville Baptist...
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Gayle M. Gibson

July 2, 1954 - March 12, 2018

Gayle M. Gibson, age 63 of Mentor formerly of Willowick, died Monday March 12, 2018 at her brother's home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 2, 1954 in Euclid, OH.Gayle was an Administrative Assistant from Philips Healthcare for the past 7 years.Survivors include her mother: Catherine "Katie" Gibson, siblings: Tom (Colleen Callahan) Gibson, Kathleen (Steve) Johnson, niece: Jordyn...
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Kathleen Blaser

October 23, 1946 - March 12, 2018

Kathleen "Kathy" (King) Blaser, age 71 of Mentor on the Lake, died Monday March 12, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born October 23, 1946 in Cleveland.Kathy was a retired Administrative Assistant from Ohio Savings Bank, where she worked for 10 years, before retiring. Prior to Ohio Savings Bank, she worked as a Customs House Broker at Blaser & Mericle, Inc. ...
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Cathy Fox

March 8, 1965 - March 10, 2018

Cathy Fox, 62 of Mentor, passed away March 10, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born March 8, 1956 in Painesville. Cathy spent 37 years working for the Cleveland Clinic in both the Medical Intensive Care Unit, and as an Oncology nurse. Taking care of others was her greatest passion. Aside from her work as a nurse, she looked after her son, nephews, and best friend. Cathy brought joy...
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Richard Kessler

October 11, 1928 - March 8, 2018

Richard "Kess" Kessler, age 89 of Kirtland Hills, passed away March 8, 2018 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born October 11, 1928 in Cincinnati, OH.Richard graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor's in Education; he played football there and was coached by Woody Hayes, and was a member Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving as a 2nd Lt in...
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Edith Cefaratti

March 28, 1925 - March 7, 2018

Edith (Colavecchio) Cefaratti, age 92 of Concord Twp., passed away March 7, 2018 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born March 28, 1925 in Cleveland.Mrs. Cefaratti had been a longtime member of Christian Assembly Church in Richmond Heights. She enjoyed cooking and cleaning her kitchen so much so that her family called her "Cinderella". Her greatest joy in life was her...
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Ella G. Greer

August 21, 1935 - March 6, 2018

Ella G. Greer, 82, of Mentor, passed away peacefully March 6, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born August 21, 1935 in Pinsonfork, Kentucky.Ella was a warm and loving person who enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors are her children, Frankie (Linda) Greer, Paula (Brad) Nicholson, and Gregory Greer; grandchildren, Crystal (Phil) Mielke, and Heather (Dane) Randlett; and her...
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Helen Merrill

October 30, 1923 - March 6, 2018

Helen Merrill, age 94 of Mentor, passed away March 6, 2018 at her residence. She was born October 30, 1923 in Toledo, OH.Mrs. Merrill had worked as an RN at several local hospitals. She graduated from St. Vincent Hospital, a learning hospital in Toledo. A member of the St. Vincent alumni and also of the ladies auxiliary "sparklers" for Station 2 of the Mentor Fire Department, of which her husband...
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Deloss H. Martin

February 16, 1947 - March 5, 2018

Deloss "Del" H. Martin Jr., 71, of Mentor, passed away peacefully March 5, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born February 16, 1947 in Cleveland and was a 1966 graduate of Shaker Heights High School. Del was a devoted husband to Cynthia "Cindy" (Schmidt) Martin who preceded him in death in 2013. He retired in 2014 from the Cleveland Clinic after 30 years as a...
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Gail Lucker

September 19, 1933 - March 5, 2018

Gail (Hodgins) Lucker, 84, a longtime Lake County resident, passed away March 5, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was the daughter of the late Reginald and Marion Hodgins of Mentor, Ohio and was born September 19, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. Gail graduated from the University of Rochester. She spent several years teaching school in Rochester, NY and in the Cleveland area. When her family...
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Lydia E. Binder

August 11, 1937 - March 3, 2018

Lydia E. (Lang) Binder, age 80 of Mentor, passed away March 3, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born August 11, 1937 in Stockach, Germany. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed. Lydia was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, enjoyed cooking, baking, and cross word puzzles.Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Richard H....
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Carolyn A. Lette

May 1, 1945 - March 2, 2018

Carolyn A. (Brown) Lette, age 72, of Eastlake, passed away March 2, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born May 1, 1945 in Painesville, OH.Mrs. Lette had worked for Eye Lighting, prior to that she had worked for Ardac, formerly Dixie-Narco. She enjoyed helping others, playing bingo and cards and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.Survivors include her...
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Stella Campbell

May 15, 1919 - March 1, 2018

Stella Campbell, 98, of Mentor, passed away March 1, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital. She was born May 15, 1919 in Cleveland.Mrs. Campbell worked in sales at Traveler's Department Store in Cleveland. Stella and her husband, Scotty, loved teaching Sunday school for over 45 years at Beachland Church. Her hobbies included all the fun activities and fellowship with her friends at Governor's Port.Stella's...
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Andrea S. Aquila

September 21, 1952 - February 28, 2018

Andrea "Andy" S. Aquila, age 65, of Mentor, passed away February 28, 2018 at Altercare of Mentor. He was born September 21, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio.Mr. Aquila had worked as a truck driver for a construction company. He was a jack of all trades and was willing to help anyone. He was a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed camping, wine making and especially hosting family clam bakes.Survivors...
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Carol A. Kaylor

January 18, 1946 - February 28, 2018

Carol A. Kaylor, 72, of Mentor passed away peacefully February 28, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born January 18, 1946 in Cleveland.She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Anthony; children Gina (Shawn) Rowan, Anthony J. Kaylor, and Tina (Andy) Jones; grandchildren, Khrystle (Michael) Rhoa, Joanna (David) Moore, Matthew (Lauren) Rowan, Anthony M. Kaylor, Courtney Kaylor, and...
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Thomas P. Gilles

June 8, 1931 - February 27, 2018

Thomas P. Gilles, age 86 of Concord Twp., passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Mapleview Country Villa, Chardon. Tom was born on June 8, 1931 in Cleveland, OH to the late Ralph and Mary Gilles. He was a longtime Lake County resident.Tom was a U.S. Marine who served in the Korean Conflict. He retired from Lake County Engineer after 31 years of service. Tom was a member of the Marine Corp....
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Louis Gondorcin

August 31, 1927 - February 26, 2018

Louis Gondorcin age 90 of Mentor, Died Monday February 26, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor, Mentor. He was born August 31, 1927 in Cleveland.Mr. Gondorcin retired as a machinist from Kase Manufacturing after working there for 37 years.Louis was veteran of the US Army WWII, serving in the European Theatre in the 27th Constabulary Soldier Troop "C" attaining the rank of Corporal. He was a member of...
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Daniel G. Owens, Sr.

January 19, 1950 - February 24, 2018

Daniel G. Owens Sr., 68 a longtime Mentor resident, passed away peacefully February 24, 2018. He was born January 19, 1950 in Painesville.Mr. Owens owned and operated Owens Transport Service. He previously worked as an Industrial Engineer at Towmotor and Parker Hannifin. He attended Mentor High School and Lake Erie College and was a proud U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. Daniel enjoyed...
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George John Vasilakis

January 18, 1936 - February 24, 2018

George John Vasilakis, 82 a longtime Mentor resident, entered into rest peacefully February 24, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 18, 1936 in the town of Leka in Samos, Greece. George worked as a master machinist at Ajax Manufacturing for 43 years. A U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country, he was a member of the Evzonakia Greek Orchestra and enjoyed Greek music, dancing,...
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Carl Berger

August 13, 1945 - February 23, 2018

Carl "Drago" Berger, age 72, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby, Ohio. He was a resident of Kirtland Rehabilitation and Care. He was born August 13, 1945 in Braunau am Inn, Austria to the late Vinko and Dragica Berger. Carl came to the United States in 1951 with his sister and parents. He grew up in Euclid and Cleveland, Ohio. In his youth he played baseball...
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Raymond Clay

February 24, 1927 - February 19, 2018

Raymond Clay, age 90, of Cleveland, died peacefully Monday February 19, 2018 at The Slovene Home, Cleveland. He was born February 24, 1927 in Cleveland.Mr. Clay was a proud Tuscarora/Seneca Native American and a direct descendant of the Seneca Chief Cornplanter. He was also a talented and gifted musician and artist. He was also a US Army veteran serving during WWII.Survivors include his children:...
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Kristine Maylinda Nelson

November 9, 1971 - February 19, 2018

Kristine Maylinda Nelson, age 46 passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. She was born November 9, 1971 in Painesville. She grew up in Mentor and most recently resided in Painesville. Kris found great joy in making people laugh. She loved to dance to 80's music and adored animals, especially her rescue dog, Chloe. She was...
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Nancy L. Gordon

July 23, 1938 - February 18, 2018

Nancy L. Gordon, 79 of Mentor, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital. She was born July 23, 1938 in Byesville, Ohio.Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Ronald L. Gordon; children, Mark A. Gordon, Monna R. Gordon and Lisa M. Petche; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and brother, Rev. David Shimp.Preceding Nancy in death were here parents, Albert and Mary Roby and...
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Alice Cooke

January 31, 1925 - February 17, 2018

Alice Cooke, age 93, of Mentor, Ohio passed away February 17, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center after a short illness.She was born Alice Belle Shelburne on January 31, 1925 and grew up in Shelburn, Indiana as part of a large extended family during the depression and the Second World War. She married Elmer "Bud" Cooke from Terre Haute, Indiana in 1946 and spent most of her adult life in the...
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Herman L. Kornmiller

March 26, 1927 - February 16, 2018

Herman L. Kornmiller, age 90 of Painesville Twp., formerly of Eastlake, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord. He was born March 26, 1927 in Cleveland.Mr. Kornmiller retired from Conrail after many years of service. Herman was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the European Theatre during WWII. He was an avid fisherman, bowler, model boat builder and...
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Bruce Gamiere

May 6, 1948 - February 15, 2018

Bruce Gamiere, age 69 of Mentor, passed away February 15, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital. He was born May 6, 1948 in Pawtucket, RI.Mr. Gamiere had worked as a wine sales consultant for Gil Schwartz Distributors from 1975-2002. Bruce also served the City of Mentor for multiple terms as a member of the Municipal Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Mentor Ohio Port Authority. He...
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Maria Lagusch

September 10, 1923 - February 14, 2018

Maria Lagusch, age 94 passed away on February 14, 2018 in Columbus, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband Iwan "John" and her parents Emil and Kristina Apatzky. She is survived by children Alexander (Jane) and Amy (Jeffry) Swanson; beloved grandson's Bradley, Jeffrey (Noelle) Lagusch and Jonathan (Melissa) Swanson and cherished "greats" William, Maria and Addison Lagusch.Maria was born in...
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Faith J. Cooper

August 6, 1936 - February 14, 2018

Faith J. Cooper, 81 of Mentor, passed away February 14, 2018 at Heartland of Mentor. She was born August 6, 1936 in Cleveland.Mrs. Cooper was a home health aide. She loved to crochet, enjoyed the outdoors, and she loved pine trees.Survivors are her children, Leonard E. (Patty Hall) Cooper, Jr., Dianna Lynn (Bernardo) Slovinsky, Bobbie Jean (Ron) Slaght, Laura (Bob) Monasky-Cutler and Michael ...
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Anita M. Gable

February 7, 1928 - February 13, 2018

Anita M. Gable, 90 a resident of Mentor for the past 54 years, died on Tuesday February 13, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord. She was born February 7, 1928 in Hogsdorf, Germany.Mrs. Gable was a certified interpreter-translator, working for US Army Europe when she met Mr. Gable. They were married in 1954 & settled in Lancaster County in Mr. Gable's home State of Pennsylvania. The...
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Thomas W. Brew, Sr.

July 22, 1960 - February 11, 2018

Thomas W. Brew Sr., 57 of Mentor, passed away February 11, 2018 at his home. He was born July 22, 1960 in Cleveland.Mr. Brew was a Distribution Supervisor at First Energy Corp for 32 years. His hobbies were bowling, driving his Camaros and woodworking. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter Gwyneth. Tom was a hard working devoted family man. He was loved and...
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Laura Salajcik

May 28, 1966 - February 11, 2018

Laura Salajcik, 51 of Willoughby, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born May 28, 1966 in Boston, MA. She moved to Ohio where she had 3 sons that she loved unconditionally. Laura loved cooking and outdoor activities, water skiing and basketball being her favorite. She loved music, 'Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head' was always a favorite. She...
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Ray McLeod

January 29, 1932 - February 11, 2018

Ray McLeod, age 86, a lifelong Lake county resident, died peacefully Sunday February 11, 2018 with his immediate family by his side at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord. He was born January 29, 1932 and served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Ray was a lifelong member of the Painesville Elks Lodge #549, a founding member of the Middle Bass Island Yacht Club and a member of the National...
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Joseph F. Garvas

April 24, 1947 - February 10, 2018

Joseph F. Garvas, 70, of Mentor, passed away February 10, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born April 24, 1947 in Cleveland.Mr. Garvas worked as an engineer at Boeing, Westinghouse, and Northrop Grumman. His hobbies were cooking, playing with his grandchildren, and taking pictures. Joseph enjoyed dancing with his wife, playing the piano, and traveling.Survivors are his wife...
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Burnice V. Pristash

February 7, 1922 - February 10, 2018

Burnice V. Pristash, 96, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away February 10, 2018 at Starkey Place in Painesville. She was born February 7, 1922 on the family farm in North Dakota.Burnice graduated from North Dakota State University, and was a registered pharmacist. After marriage, she became a homemaker. She was active in PTA, was a literacy tutor, volunteered for over 40 years with Lake...
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Donald L. Milmine

February 24, 1928 - February 9, 2018

Donald L. Milmine, age 89 of Mentor, died Friday February 9, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord. He was born February 24, 1928 in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Milmine owned and operated Don Milmine Appliance in Willoughby for 35 years. He enjoyed boating, fishing and camping at Lake Chautauqua. Don enjoyed a long retirement, traveling and spending winters in Florida with his wife Merle. Don was a...
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Erma V. Romasco

March 2, 1928 - February 8, 2018

Erma V. Romasco age 89 of Mentor, died Thursday February 8, 2018 at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, TN. She was born March 2, 1928 in Indiana, PA.Survivors include her children: Dennis P. (Holly L.) Romasco, Lisa A. (Gregory) Bresser, Mark Romasco, Vincent (Donna) Romasco, Janice (Paul Forsyth) Romasco, son in law: Earl Patterson, 10 grandchildren: Scott & Stacie Patterson, Summer...
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Alice V. Hesselbein

November 16, 1926 - February 8, 2018

Alice V. Hesselbein, 91 of Wickliffe, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born November 16, 1926 in Denbigh, Ontario to the late Otto and Anna Kliem.Alice is survived by her nieces, Laura (Robert) Van Der Velde, Carol (Al) Meagher and Linda (A. Downey) Kliem and nephew, Douglas Stevens, and two generations of great-nieces and nephews. She...
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Edward J. Cassidy

October 16, 1934 - February 6, 2018

Edward J. Cassidy, age 83, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 16, 1934 in Cleveland.Ed was a gentle man who loved to spend his time with his family. You could always count on him to be cheering on his children and grandchildren at their sporting events. He is remembered for always having a smile on his face...
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Kathie L. Murch

October 31, 1942 - February 6, 2018

Kathie L. Murch age 75 of Kirtland, passed away on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born October 31, 1942 in Painesville.Kathie attended Finley College and enjoyed a career with Lakeland Community College as the Executive Assistant for the Humanities Department. Kathie was a talented decorator, amazing home cook, festive host and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Michael A. Pechura

February 11, 1949 - February 5, 2018

Michael A. Pechura, 68, of Willoughby Hills, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on February 5, 2018. He was born February 11, 1949 in Cleveland.After earning his PhD in computer engineering, Mike worked his entire career as a computer science professor at Cleveland State University until his retirement in 2012. Those near to him knew his passion for all things electrical engineering,...
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Michael Charles Allen

January 4, 1979 - February 4, 2018

Michael Charles Allen "Mikey", 39 passed away, Sunday, February 4, 2018 at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, Chardon. He was born January 4, 1979 in San Salvador, El Salvador.Mikey was a class of '97 graduate from Mentor High School and The Ohio State University. He lastly worked in Illinois for the Champaign County Department of Health before moving back to Ohio due his own health...
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Veronica Rutkosky

July 29, 1932 - February 3, 2018

Veronica (Bandish) Rutkosky, 85 a longtime Mentor resident, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at home. She was born July 29, 1932 in Fairbanks, PA.Mrs. Rutkosky was a homemaker and longtime member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church.Survivors include her children, Debra (Robert) Lambert, Anthony (Diane) Rutkosky and Louann Weber, 10 loving grandchildren; 9 loving great grandchildren and her...
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Nathan M. Lattanzio

January 30, 1988 - February 3, 2018

Nathan M. Lattanzio, 30, of Mentor, passed away February 3, 2018. He was born January 30, 1988 in Euclid. Nathan worked as a Production Control Manager at Pace Engineering. He was a 2006 graduate of Mentor High School and his hobbies were cooking, fishing, being in the outdoors, and golfing. Nathan enjoyed reading, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.Survivors are his...
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Scott Crow

December 16, 1954 - February 3, 2018

Scott "Papa" Crow, 63 of Mentor, passed away February 3, 2018 at his residence. He was born December 16, 1954 in Euclid.Scott was a dedicated employee of Momentive in Willoughby for 46 years as a maintenance mechanic. In his free time he enjoyed hunting with his son and brother, NASCAR and football. He and his wife Michelle fulfilled their dreams of having a farm and spent endless hours there...
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George E. Stitt

September 4, 1941 - February 3, 2018

George E. "Butch" Stitt, age 76 of Mentor, died Saturday February 3, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center, Concord. He was born September 4, 1941 in Pittsburgh, PA.Mr. Stitt was with the Cleveland Police Department for 32 years, from 1966 until his retirement as a Detective in 1997.Survivors include his wife of 44 years: Gerry Snyder Stitt, children: Robert (Theresa) Stitt, Ronald (Cheryl) Stitt,...
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Sarah Posnick

November 26, 1925 - February 2, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Sarah "Sadie" Posnick of Longboat Key, FL announces her passing. She was born on November 26, 1925 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and passed away on February 2, 2018 at Laurel Lake Crown Center, Hudson, OH, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Adolph Posnick, mother of Joanne (John) Donald and Barbara (Richard) Irr, grandmother of Elizabeth (James)...
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Samuel Ziccarelli

February 14, 1928 - February 2, 2018

Samuel "Sam" Ziccarelli, age 89 of Mentor, died Friday February 2, 2018 at Grand River Health & Rehabilitation Center, Painesville. He was born February 14, 1928 in Lackawanna, NY.Mr. Ziccarelli was a Regional Vice President for Spartan Atlantic Department Stores for many years, until his retirement in 1990.Sam was a US Army Veteran during WWII. He enjoyed watching Cleveland Indians games,...
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Francis J. Whalen

November 1, 1938 - February 1, 2018

Francis J. "Frank" Whalen age 79 of Mentor, died Thursday February 1, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born November 1, 1938 in Cleveland. Mr. Whalen was a St. Joseph High School and Cleveland State University graduate and worked at The John M. Allen Co. for 17 years before becoming the owner in 1983 until his retirement in 2003.Frank was a longtime member of St. Mary of the...
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Nancy I. Bartol

November 22, 1948 - January 31, 2018

Nancy I. (Chidley) Bartol age 69 of Painesville, died Wednesday January 31, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born November 22, 1948 in Stratford, Ontario.Mrs. Bartol was a LPN for 23 years in the Lake County Area.Nancy loved to cook and bake. She was known for baking the best Apple Pie anyone could ever taste. Survivors include her children, Tracy (Jason) Simons, Joseph (Heather...
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Linda R. Lekson

August 5, 1941 - January 30, 2018

Linda R. Lekson, 76, of Concord, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. She was born August 5, 1941 in East Cleveland. Linda was an active member of the East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church.Survivors include her daughter, Laura Lekson; grandson, Andrew Pular; brother, Roger (Gail) Anderson; many nieces and nephews; longtime companion, George Pelow; and brother-in...
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Robert L. Borkey

April 17, 1931 - January 28, 2018

Robert L. "Bob" Borkey, 86 of Mentor on the Lake, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born April 17, 1931 in Cleveland to the late John H. and Helen Borkey.Bob was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a long time Pepco employee.Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Doris Borkey; children, David (Laura) Borkey, Theresa (Fiancé, Tim Lange) Ferko...
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Lawrence Gordon Fox

January 15, 1938 - January 28, 2018

Lawrence Gordon Fox "Larry", 80, of Mentor, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at home. He was born January 15, 1938 in West Middlesex, PA.Larry was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed talking about sports with his brother Kenny.Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Shelby; children, Crystal Pearce, William Fox, Lisa (James) Brandt, Karen Fox, Larry Fox and David Fox;...
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Joseph Pastore

October 1, 1971 - January 27, 2018

Joseph Pastore, 46, of Concord Twp., passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born October 1, 1971 in Euclid, Ohio. Joe was a Senior Vice President of Clinical Product Development at Juventas Therapeutics. He received his Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Joe was known for his intelligence, devotion, and compassion. He was a...
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Edith M. Snyder

August 9, 1960 - January 25, 2018

Edith M. Snyder, 57 of Ashtabula, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born August, 9, 1960 in Canton, Ohio. Survivors include her children, Jason (Jessica) Seymour, Matthew (Heather) Seymour and Angela (Nicholaus) Christine; grandchildren, Suellyn, Tyler, Jason Jr, Matt Jr, Leigha, Jacob, Mallory, Steven, Deven, Aden, Ari, Lyla, Royal and Carter;...
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Leo J. Smelko

November 6, 1933 - January 25, 2018

Leo J. Smelko, 84, of Mentor, passed away January 25, 2018 at Symphony of Mentor. He was born November 6, 1933 in Neffs, Ohio.Mr. Smelko worked as the Director of MIS at Medusa Cement Company in Cleveland Heights. His hobbies were gardening, reading and watching sports. He enjoyed playing golf and woodworking. Survivors are his wife, Peggy Smelko; children, Rick Smelko, and Terri (Thomas) O...
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Stephen R. Heller

November 4, 1956 - January 25, 2018

Stephen R. Heller, 61, of Mentor, passed away January 25, 2018 at his home. He was born November 4, 1956 in Warren, PA.Dr. Heller worked as a Teacher, Coach and Principal with the Mentor Schools. Stephen also taught adaptive physical education at Perry Schools and was a professor at Lakeland Community College. His hobbies were fishing, hunting and woodworking and he especially enjoyed spending...
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Michael Oschip

January 23, 2018

Michael Oschip, age 70 of Chesterland, passed away January 23, 2018 unexpectedly at his residence. He is survived by his loving sister, Barbara.A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Chester Twp. Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mentor, OH. Offer condolences at www.brunners.com
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Molly I. Marple

August 19, 1931 - January 23, 2018

Molly I. (Hedlund) Marple, age 86, of Painesville, passed away January 23, 2018 at Salida Woods Assisted Living in Mentor. She was born August 19, 1931 in Cleveland, OH.Mrs. Marple had worked as a RN for the former Lake East Hospital in Painesville and also as a home healthcare nurse. She was a 1949 graduate of Thomas W. Harvey High School, attended Ohio Wesleyan University, was a member of Zeta...
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Edward F. Lowe

March 28, 1926 - January 23, 2018

Edward F. Lowe, 91, of Mentor and Concord Twp., passed away January 23, 2018, at Mentor Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Mentor. He was born March 28, 1926, in Clinton, Massachusetts.Following graduation from high school, Edward joined the U.S. Navy and served as a Seabee in the Philippines during World War II from 1944 - 1946. After his service to his country, Edward graduated from...
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Dorothy P. Witt

July 11, 1924 - January 22, 2018

Dorothy P. Witt (a.k.a. Granny) was born in Ashtabula on July 11, 1924. She was a woman full of laughter, kindness, generosity and a fierce love and devotion to her family and friends. Above all, she was passionate about telling people of the One who saved her and gave her new life: Jesus Christ. Not a day went by that Granny did not praise God for the gift of salvation that comes only through...
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Michelle A. Cox

September 29, 1966 - January 21, 2018

Michelle A. Cox (Murray), 51, of Mentor, passed away January 21, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born September 29, 1966 in Cleveland. Michelle was a 1984 graduate of Euclid High School. She owned her own professional cleaning service and was a member of the Bakers Local 19 and UFCW Local 880. Michelle's true love was her family closely followed by bargain shopping and...
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Joseph M. Georgiana

May 14, 1937 - January 21, 2018

Joseph M. Georgiana, 80, a longtime Mentor resident and U.S Air Force veteran, passed away January 21, 2018 at Salida Woods Assisted Living. He was born May 14, 1937 in Gibbstown, New Jersey.Mr. Georgiana worked as a Chemical Engineer at Avery Dennison until his retirement. Even during retirement, he was employed by Lakeland Community College where he was a valued member of the Chemistry...
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Sylvia T. Samsa

December 8, 1925 - January 21, 2018

Sylvia T. Samsa, 92 of Concord Twp., formerly of Wickliffe for 45 years, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. She was born December 8, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI.Throughout Sylvia's and her husband, Rudolph's life together they had opportunity to open their home and lovingly foster 22 children from Lake County. She was the last and youngest of 13 children in...
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Tony J. Hoste

April 28, 1945 - January 20, 2018

Tony J. Hoste, 72, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away January 20, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born April 28, 1945 in Cleveland.Tony grew up in Willoughby and graduated from Sunny Lane School. Tony's parents worked very hard to start Broadmoor School and Deepwood Center. He worked at Component Repair Technologies in Mentor for 25 years before his retirement. He was the...
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Frank Green

January 19, 2018

Frank Green, 94, of Laurel Lake Retirement Village in Hudson, Ohio, died on January 19, 2018. Born in 1923 in Detroit, MI, he was the adored only child of Walter M. Green and A. Anna Green. He was the first member of his family to graduate from college, obtaining an engineering degree in 1946 from Wayne University and was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering society. He worked for many...
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Kathleen A. Kish

September 4, 1980 - January 17, 2018

Kathleen A. Kish, 37, of North Royalton, passed away unexpectedly January 17, 2018 at her home. She was born September 4, 1980 in Willoughby.Survivors are her father, Thomas J. Kish; brother, Michael A. (Venessa) Kish; her nephews, Conan and Ragnar; and many other loving family members and friends.She was preceded in death by her mother, Beth Elaine Kish; and her grandparents, Edward E. Sr. and...
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Charlotte A. Beck

November 9, 1925 - January 15, 2018

Charlotte A. Beck, 92, of Willoughby, formerly of Kirtland passed away January 15, 2018 at Fairmount Health Center in Willoughby. She was born November 9, 1925 in Findlay, OHMrs. Beck was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors are her children, Kathleen (John) Harper, Judith (Terrence) Moore, Linda (Howard Speizer)...
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Laura Wells

May 29, 1925 - January 15, 2018

Laura (Casbohm) Wells, 92 of Mentor, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Waterford in Richmond Heights. She was born May 29, 1925 in Meadville, PA to the late Harry and Ruby Casbohm and was raised in Beaver Center, PA. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and friend to many.Laura was married to Donald Wells and they enjoyed 44 loving years together...
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Shawn A. White

January 15, 1964 - January 15, 2018

Shawn A. White, 54, of Mentor on the Lake, passed away January 15, 2018 at his home. He was born January 15, 1964 in Willoughby.Shawn was employed with the Lake County Water Department. His hobbies were playing guitar, watching sports, playing flag football and playing softball. He especially enjoyed spending time with his nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Survivors are his mother,...
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Kathleen M. DeRooy

October 17, 1959 - January 13, 2018

Kathleen M. DeRooy, 58, of Mentor, Ohio passed away suddenly on January 13, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby with her family by her side. She was born October 17, 1959 in Erie, PA.Mrs. DeRooy graduated from Gannon University and worked as an auditor in public accounting, and also as an accountant in education and healthcare. She was an active member of St. John Vianney parish for...
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Kenneth H. Wuchte

March 16, 1936 - January 13, 2018

Kenneth H. Wuchte, 81, of Concord Twp., passed away January 13, 2018 at the University Hospital in Cleveland surrounded by his family. He was born March 16, 1936 in Cleveland. Mr. Wuchte was an Electrical Engineer for 43 years.Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Aggie Wuchte; sons, Ken (Janet) Wuchte, and Jeff (Kathleen) Wuchte; and his sister, Janet (Pete) Speece.He was preceded in death by his...
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Robert H. Myers, Jr.

July 29, 1950 - January 12, 2018

Robert H. Myers Jr., 67, of Mentor, passed away January 12, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born July 29, 1950 in Harlan, KY.Bob was an attorney in the local area for many years. He obtained his bachelor's degree from Lake Erie College and his Juris Doctorate degree from Cleveland Marshall Law School. Bob spent 8 years in the Ohio National Guard and worked for 40 years in...
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Enrique C. Madrona

July 27, 1965 - January 11, 2018

Enrique C. Madrona, 52, of Mentor passed away January 11, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born July 27, 1965 in Spain. Enrique worked at Lubrizol in the I.T. department for 30 years. He has now traveled to his place in the stars. He was an astronomer, historian, and scientist with the heart of an explorer. His search for knowledge and understanding never ceased, whether he was peering...
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Fay H. Taylor

September 10, 1928 - January 10, 2018

Fay H. Taylor, 89, of Mentor, passed away peacefully January 10, 2018 at her residence. She was born September 10, 1928 in Richmond, Ohio.Mrs. Taylor was the secretary to the Superintendent at Jefferson Union High School, and worked at the Mentor Schools Credit Union. She was also a 4-H advisor for the Mentor Busy Bees sewing club. Fay & her husband Hugh chaperoned Top 25 trips around the...
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