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Cynthia Jean Vugrich

December 22, 1954 - August 26, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, Fairview Park, OH.
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Louis Csoknyai

January 5, 1924 - August 25, 2014

LOUIS CSOKNYAI, age 90, passed away August 25th; beloved husband of Anna for 60 years; dear father of Lillian (Frederick) Andersky; loving grandfather of Nolan and Evan; dear brother of Eva Foki and uncle of three; may there be gardens of plenty to tend to in heaven; VISITATION FRIDAY 9AM-11AM at CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 20820 Lorain Rd., followed by funeral service 11:30AM at St. Angela...
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Frank A. Albrecht

June 29, 1937 - August 21, 2014

FRANK A. ALBRECHT, age 77 of Westlake, OH, passed away August 21, 2014. Beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Wagner) for 55 years; devoted father of Deborah Strand (James), Sandra Allen (the late Scott), Susan Close (Gary), Frank Andrew (Sandra), and Stephen (Cindy); brother of the late Helen Avondet; loving grandfather of Jenny, Sarah, Samantha, Cathy, Collin, Jason, Max, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Franklin...
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Emil Victor DiChiro

October 30, 1947 - August 17, 2014

Emil V. DiChiro, age 66, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. Beloved partner of Doug McKenzie; loving brother of Victor (Fran) and John (Connie); uncle of Nick, John and Michael; son of the late Anna and John. Family suggests memorials be forwarded to the American Diabetes Association and the Ryan White Foundation. Retired with over 30 years from RTA as a dispatcher out of Woodhill Operations....
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Michael Dee Fender

July 29, 1959 - August 15, 2014

MICHAEL DEE FENDER, age 55, passed away Friday August 15th, 2014. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Norris); dear father of Nicholas Smach, Kristen (Fiancé Mark) Yates, Brittany (Sergio) Grima, and Julianna (Justin) Lovejoy; grandfather of Bryana, papa's "Boo", Natalie, Savannah, Juliette and Maria; brother of Gary (Ilze) and Richard (Lisa); uncle of many. Funeral service Thursday, August 21,...
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Joan Sewell

April 20, 1931 - August 6, 2014

Johanna "Joan" Sewell age 83. Beloved wife of Don, former wife of the late Jack Crawford, loving mother of Scott (Patti) Crawford and Bruce (Mary) Crawford, dearest grandmother of Michael and Kevin, and great grandmother of Isabella and dear sister of Angie and the following deceased James, Peter, and Junior. VISITATION SUNDAY 2-6 PM AT CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME 20820 LORAIN RD. FAIRVIEW PARK...
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Edward James Cartell

May 23, 1949 - August 2, 2014

Edward James Cartell, age 65, passed away August 2nd, 2014; loving father of Jessica (Maynard), Derrick, Alvin James (Serro); dear grandfather of Anthony Edward and Marcella; loving son of the late Eilleen and George Cartell; dear brother of George, Jerry, and the late Eleanor; loving uncle and friend of many.
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Bonita Lee Barr

February 3, 1921 - August 2, 2014

BONITA LEE BARR, age 93, passed away August 2, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Frank W.; dear mother of John (deceased), Robert (Jacquelyn Paine) and Carol (Steven) Orlofsky; loving grandmother of Kate Orlofsky. She was an 11 year member of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, former docent of the Western Reserve Historical Society. She loved New England, nature and was a lifelong volunteer to the...
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Joseph Tillo

March 16, 1927 - July 24, 2014

JOSEPH TILLO SR., age 87, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. Beloved husband of 61 years of Mary Ann (nee Prince); loving father of Joe Jr. (Christine), Marianne Yurkovich (Dave) and Michael (Nina); grandfather of Freyja and Linnea Tillo, and Raisa Tillo Minaya, Corey Yurkovich (Narguess), Becky Slack (Andy) , Kyle Yurkovich (Carly), Kristina, Travis Tillo (Katie) and Danielle (Bill); great...
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Hugh C. Bodenstine, Jr.

December 14, 1927 - July 20, 2014

HUGH CARLON BODENSTINE JR., December 14, 1927 - July 20, 2014. Beloved husband of loving wife Ann. Father of Carol (Doug) Gutridge, Paul (Lindsay), Thomas (Cissy), Christopher (Erica) and Elizabeth (Gary) Schuld; step-father to Robert Arnold (Jennifer); brother to Tom Bodenstine (Mary); "Granddad" to 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 20,...
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Ethel Macey

July 9, 1920 - July 17, 2014

ETHEL MACEY (nee McQuaid), age 94, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2014. She was born in Canton, Ohio to Harry Winchester McQuaid and Ethel Bogert McQuaid on July 9, 1920. Ethel was raised in Detroit, MI and Canton, OH. In 1937 she graduated from McKinley High School in Canton. She went to the Cleveland Institute of Art, graduating in 1941 with a major in illustration. She worked as an...
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Diana H. Hansen

December 25, 1938 - July 13, 2014

DIANA H. HANSEN, age 75, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Roger H.; loving mother of Lori G. Hansen (Ted Shear) and Lynn D. Hansen (Doug McDowell); grandmother of Tyler, Hansen, Tolen, Roger, Alex and Erik; great-grandmother of Evelyn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to the Animal Protective League and Salvation Army. Funeral service Friday, July 18 at...
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Rita Kurt

February 22, 1916 - July 11, 2014

RITA M. KURT (nee Busser), age 98. Beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Alan (Inara), Diane Woyansky(George), Gregory (deceased), Linda Fitos (Jeff), Marita Kontur (Ron) and Marilyn Sarka (Chuck); dearest grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 8; sister of the late Lawrence, Marcellus, Louis, Sister Valerian (Mary), Joseph and Valerian. Family requests donations to Crossroads...
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Beverly Kendall

August 19, 1928 - July 11, 2014

BEVERLY KENDALL, age 85, passed away July 11, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Richard H.; dear mother of Pamela (Robert) Sugrue, Richard M. (Nancy); loving grandmother of Jeremy (Maggie) Sugrue, Megan (Michael) Doctor, Gregory Kendall, Julie Kendall; and great-grandmother of Sophie, Tessa and Aiden; dear sister of John Hozan. VISITATION 4-8 P.M. WEDNESDAY AT CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 20820...
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Joseph J. Rego

December 18, 1958 - July 1, 2014

JOSEPH J. REGO, age 55, passed away July 1, 2014. Beloved son of the late Barbara and Thomas Rego. Loving brother of Carmella, Christina Higgins, Lisa, Steven, David (Jean), John (Mariann), Sam (Denise), Diana and the late Samuel, Thomas (Marianne) and Michael. Dear uncle and friend of many. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS MONDAY, JULY 7, 6-8 P.M. AT THE CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 20820 LORAIN RD...
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Llewellyn Pajunas

December 18, 1936 - June 23, 2014

L. Susan Pajunas (nee: Oldfield), age 77, passed away June 23, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Peter Sr. Devoted mother of Peter Jr., Pamela (William) Buchwald, and Cindy Haynes. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth Buchwald. Loving sister of the late Shirley Pazos; and dear aunt and friend of many. Susan was born in Elyria where she attended Elyria High School; and was also a long-time resident of...
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Angelina R. Tatarczuk

June 2, 1917 - June 19, 2014

ANGELINA R. TATARCZUK (nee DiCostanzo), age 97, passed away June 19th, 2014; beloved wife of the late Tony; dear mother of Tony Jr. (Sheila); grandmother of Michelle and Anthony (Jennifer); great-grandmother of Gavin; sister of deceased Alex and Ralph. Family will receive friends at CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 20820 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, Sunday 2-6PM, June 29th. Mass of Christian Burial...
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John Otto Muellauer

December 12, 1931 - June 12, 2014

JOHN OTTO MUELLAUER, age 82, passed away Thursday, June 12 2014. Beloved husband of the late Joyce (nee Miles); loving father of John R. (Lizbeth), Thomas (Kelly), Elaine Loy (Richard), Kenneth, Linda Hohmann (William Jr.), Christine Cusick (Gregory); dear grandfather of 12; brother of Mary Lu and the late Karl and Elizabeth. U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday...
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Anna A. Palisin

November 2, 1916 - June 10, 2014

ANNA A. PALISIN (nee Valuschk), age 97, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Born Byes-ville, OH Nov. 2, 1916. Beloved wife of the late George Sr; dearest mother of Thomas J. (Barbara), George Jr. (Susan), Kenneth J. (Lita) and Barbara A. Myers; loving grandmother of Karen, Thomas (Patti), Matthew (Lori), Andrew (Deb), Robert (Allison), Daniel (Heather), Luke (Rachel), and Kathleen Palisin, Aimee...
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Rahela S. Ludwig

August 9, 1924 - June 2, 2014

RAHELA "RAE" S. LUDWIG (nee Smolarek), age 89, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence P; loving mother of Therese Vito (Joseph), Laurine Ludwig M.D., Lawrence N, (Margaret); dear grandmother of Joseph Vito (Jennifer), Kara Reilly (Thomas J.), Michael Ludwig, Thomas Ludwig, and Katharine Ludwig; great-grandmother of Madeline, Dominic, Jackson, and Declan;...
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Evelyn J. Sherer

January 25, 1925 - May 24, 2014

EVELYN J. SHERER (nee Kromer), age 89, passed away May 24, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Paul; loving mother of Ronald R. (Sarah), Sis Sherer, Diane Pozzuto (Mike) and Steve; grandmother of Gina Patriarca (Dominick), Mike Pozzuto and Anthony Pozzuto; great-grandmother of Michael, Gabriella and Julia Patriarca; sister of Margaret Finsel and Donald Kromer; aunt of Jeanne Gonter (Gary) and Jim...
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Thomas J. DeWitt

April 3, 1943 - May 18, 2014

THOMAS J. DeWITT, age 71, passed away suddenly, May 18, 2014. Loving son of the late Leo W. and Helen R. (nee Herbst); dear brother of Richard L. (Lynn) and the late Kenneth J. (Barbara); uncle of many. U.S. Army veteran, John Carroll Graduate, avid baseball player and fan, sports enthusiast, and daily communicant and porter at St. Christopher Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be...
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Paul Entres

November 28, 1942 - May 17, 2014

ArrangemPAUL F. ENTRES, 71, of Rocky River, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 17. He was the loving husband of Judy, father of David and Shelly (Morrison), Michael Morrison and grandfather "Papa" to Charlie Morrison. Paul was the beloved son of Howard and Betty Entres and was the beloved older brother of Barbara Jones and Marlene Davis, as well as the brother-in-law to Shary and...
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Dorothy E. Field

November 3, 1919 - May 14, 2014

DOROTHY E. FIELD (nee Mangan), age 94, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Beloved wife of 64 years of the late Ted; loving mother of Michael, Patricia Cook (David), Maureen Stankiewicz (David), Edward J. (Mary Ann) and John E. (Sandra); cherished grandmother of 13; dear great-grandmother of 5. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Angela Merici Church, 20970 Lorain Rd....
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Attila Rakonczay

June 18, 1923 - May 13, 2014

ATTILA RAKONCZAY, devoted family man, age 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 13, 2014, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of 68 years to Elizabeth, (nee Bohm); loving father of Maria H. Rakonczay, Elizabeth Birkas (John), Susan Butler-Gomez (Bob), Helen Verchio, Yolanda Kettel (Guy); grandfather of Vicky, Veronica, Brian, Vanessa, Alicia, Chris, and Amanda; great-grandfather of Haley,...
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Mary Elizabeth Panasik

November 4, 1922 - May 2, 2014

MARY E. PANASIK (nee Farber). Age 91. Passed away May 2, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Paul. Dear mother of Mary Ann Skok (Keith), Paul (Carol), Susan and Stephen (Cathy). Loving grandmother of Veronica and Elizabeth Skok. Dear sister of Anna Marie Macatician and the late Joseph Farber. Veteran US Navy Nurse Korean War. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 8th at St Angela Merici Church 20970...
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