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Dorothy Mansfield

May 3, 1925 - September 27, 2014

Dorothy Mansfield, age 89, of Kirtland since 1987 and formerly of Chester Twp., passed away Sept. 27, 2014. She was born May 3, 1925, in Cleveland. Dorothy taught in the Troy and West Geauga School Systems and was the recipient of the Jennings Scholar award for 1967-1968. She is survived by her brother, Herbert Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Katherine Mansfield....
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Dorothy M. Huber

December 21, 1932 - September 24, 2014

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Helene R. Pizzi

March 26, 1923 - September 21, 2014

Helene R. Pizzi, 91, a resident of Chester Twp since 1952, passed away September 21, 2014 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. She was born March 26, 1923 in Antwerp, Belgium. Helene met her late husband Marion in 1945, during WWII, in Antwerp, Belgium. She and Marion married and came to the United States in 1946. Helen was active at the Geauga Senior Center in Chardon, including being part of...
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Nancy Eggers

March 15, 1936 - September 18, 2014

Nancy Eggers, age 78, of Eastlake, passed away at her residence on Sept. 18, 2014. She was born March 15, 1936, in Johnson Co., Tenn., and was a resident of Eastlake since 1965. Nancy enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors in nature. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who she adored. She was an Examiner with Dalton Industries for many years. She is...
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Sandra Rodecker

July 28, 1950 - September 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Donna Paullin

September 15, 1935 - September 10, 2014

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Mildred Irene Ayers

September 17, 1920 - September 7, 2014

Mildred I. Ayers, 93, a resident of Chester Township since 1968 and formerly of Kirtland, passed away Sept. 7, 2014, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. She was born Sept. 17, 1920, in Thayer, Ill. She and her husband vacationed at Hobe Sound, Fla., from 1973 to 1993. Mildred was active at West Geauga Senior Center and volunteered at Hillcrest Hospital. Survivors are her children, Kathleen ...
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Nick Basilie Artino

February 13, 1922 - September 6, 2014

Nick Basilie Artino was born in Cleveland in 1922. Aside from serving in World War Two, where he earned a purple heart, he spent his entire life here. As he would say, "Cleveland's my town." In many ways, his story parallels the story of Cleveland itself. He survived the Depression, when the Artino family found creative ways to prepare roadside dandelions, grow food in the basement,...
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Margaret Forner

January 8, 1931 - September 4, 2014

Margaret "MJ" Forner, age 83, of Chester Twp. since 1964, passed away Sept. 4, 2014. She was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Cleveland. Marge was a member of the Swingin' Blue Jeans 4H, with her daughters. She toured the country on the back of a Goldwing with her son, Paul. Marge also enjoyed day trips and camping with her family. Marge was a paper carrier for the Cleveland Press and over 40...
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Agnes Sasz

May 2, 1931 - September 2, 2014

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John Anthony Spisak

May 4, 1920 - August 30, 2014

John Anthony Spisak,of Novelty, 94, passed away, Aug. 30, 2014 at his home away from home in Lancaster, South Carolina from congestive heart failure. John was born May 4, 1920 in Cleveland, and was the youngest of six children of Joseph and Kathyrn (Toth) Spisak. John was married to the late Eleanor (Koren), whom he married in Aug 1945 prior to his discharge from the Navy. John was a retired...
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Marie Sutula

September 15, 1921 - August 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Luigi Licursi

April 14, 1919 - August 21, 2014

Luigi "Lou" Licursi, 95, of Chester Twp., died Aug. 21, 2014 at his residence.He was born April 14, 1919 in Ururi, Italy. He had lived in Chester Twp. for 33 years. He was a machine operator with Licursi Co., and after retiring in 1993, began working at Licursi Garden Center. Lou was a very hard worker, and enjoyed gardening in his spare time. Lou is survived by his wife Teresinella;...
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Margreta Viola Ackerman

February 7, 1926 - August 21, 2014

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Teresa M. Gianfagna

April 28, 1919 - August 19, 2014

Teresa M. (nee Salvatore) Gianfagna, 95, passed away on August 19, 2014, at Emeritus of Willoughby. Born April 28, 1919, in Rossiter, PA, she was a resident of Eastlake and former resident of Cleveland. Teresa was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and the Pointers Club, both in Collinwood. She enjoyed crocheting and was an avid reader. She was employed as a secretary at Euclid Beach Park for 10...
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Ronald C. Huge

September 26, 1931 - August 15, 2014

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Thomas May

October 29, 1948 - August 15, 2014

Thomas May age 65 of Chester Twp. Thomas leaves behind his beloved wife Leanne (nee LeBlanc) and her daughter Jacqueline (nee Cala) (Thomas) Rudar; loving grandfather of Katherine and Elise Rudar; devoted son of the late James and Elizabeth May and dear brother of James (Patricia) and Dr. Kathryn May. Mr. May owned and operated May Engineering for thirty years. The family will receive friends...
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Wilma Nixon

January 24, 1920 - August 10, 2014

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Joseph Loecy

June 20, 1937 - August 10, 2014

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Sara J. Grimshaw

November 12, 1915 - August 7, 2014

Sara J. "Sally" Grimshaw, age 98, an 18 year resident of Chesterland passed away on Aug. 7, 2014. Born Nov. 13, 1915, in Irwin, PA, she was a former resident of Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Grimshaw was a member of Mayfield Church, Mayfield Historical Society, West Geauga Senior Center, God's Caring Community, and St. Anselm's Young of Heart. Sally enjoyed quilting, oil and water color...
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Josephine Zimperman

March 12, 1927 - August 7, 2014

Josephine Zimperman, age 87, passed away August 7, 2014, at her residence in Newbury Twp. She was born March 12, 1927, in Cleveland, and was a resident of Newbury Twp. for 60 years. Josie was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1953 to 1956. She was a member of the American Legion Post 663, SNPJ, St. Helen's Ladies Guild, Newbury Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxillary Flames, Coffee Klotch at Judy'...
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Richard F. Nagle

June 11, 1959 - August 3, 2014

RICHARD F. NAGLE, age 55, of Newbury, beloved husband of Jacky; loving father of Ashley and Joe; devoted son of Joseph and Otomie Nagle; and dear brother of seven. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, N. OF MAYFIELD RD.), CHESTERLAND, OH 44026 ON FRIDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M., where services will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment at...
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Sophia Mester Tadaj

January 23, 1925 - July 26, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Mary Jean Hegedus

November 11, 1930 - July 25, 2014

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Joan Durkalski

February 2, 1932 - July 23, 2014

JOAN DURKALSKI (nee Thompson), age 82, went home to be with our lord Jesus Christ on July 23, 2014, for there is no salvation except in Christ alone, and his shed blood on the cross, for those that believe. Born February 2, 1932 in Mesopotamia, she has resided in Chesterland for the past 37 years. Joan was a secretary for Truline Industries, and loved traveling and hiking. Beloved wife of 64...
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Paul A. Klebenow

November 19, 1932 - July 23, 2014

PAUL ARTHUR KLEBENOW, age 81 of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of Margaret Helen (nee Bauer) for 59 years; loving father of Karl (Joana), Tom (Cathy), and Jean White; devoted grandfather of Becky (Chad), Jesse (John), Kara (Matt), Katherine, Lillian, Valerie, Sawyer and Adam and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Klebenow worked in IT for 45 Years, served in the Tinley Park and Chagrin Falls Volunteer...
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Robert L. Randell

November 22, 1935 - July 22, 2014

Robert L. Randell, age 78, a Chester Twp. resident since 1949, passed away July 22, 2014, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. He was born Nov. 22, 1935, in Leaskdale, Ontario Canada.Robert was a West Geauga graduate, class of 1954. He was a member of the Chester Seminary Alumni, and the Chester Twp. Fire Department for 25 years. Robert also enjoyed traveling in his motor home with his wife...
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Richard A. Willner

January 31, 1936 - July 15, 2014

Richard Allen "Dick" Willner Sr., 78, of Munson Township, formerly of Highland Heights, passed away July 15, 2014. He was born January 31, 1936, in Cleveland. Richard was the owner of the former Dick Willner's Auto Sales and Service of Highland Heights. Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Ann (nee Schossler); children, Kim Marie (Michael Sr.) Seredich, Lori Ellen (Dave Youdath)...
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Julia Vigh

June 10, 1926 - July 11, 2014

Julia Vigh, age 88, passed away July 11, 2014, at the Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland. She was born June 10, 1926, in Cleveland, and was a Chester Twp. resident since 1964. Julia was a volunteer with the Geauga County Senior Center in Chardon. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Charlton; son, David (Audrey) Vigh; grandchildren, Ian Pengelly, Brian (Sarah) Vigh, and Christopher...
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Mary McLaughlin Fink

March 15, 1946 - July 8, 2014

MARY McLAUGHLIN FINK age 68. Beloved wife of Kenneth; loving mother of Jennifer (Shawn) Gerlock, Gillian (Chris) Conoscenti, Siobhan (Brian) Santa Maria, Kevin (Jacqueline) Fink; devoted grandmother of Kelly Gerlock, Ashley and Anthony Conoscenti and Cameron Fink; dear daughter of the late John and Eleanor McLaughlin and cherished sister of Nancy (Paul) Mundorf. Friends may call at St. Anselm...
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Antonette Bellante

April 28, 1947 - July 7, 2014

Antonette Bellante, a resident of Mentor for 41 years, passed away July 7, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Fla. She was born in Cleveland on April 28, 1947. Antonette was a member of Saint Bede The Venerable where she participated in the Bereavement Lunch Program, and a former member of the choir. Also, she was a member of the St. Anthony Society who enjoyed doing ceramics, crocheting, reading...
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Donald Casini

February 9, 1925 - July 4, 2014

Donald Casini, age 89, entered eternal life surrounded by love and prayers of family on July 4, 2014, in Lyndhurst He was born February 9, 1925, in Cleveland. Don gave generously of himself leaving a legacy of friendship and love to all friends of Dr. Bob. He was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Redeemer Parish, a member of Collinwood Memories, and American Legion Post 759 He is survived by his son...
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Arleen Catherine Leonhardt

October 18, 1947 - July 3, 2014

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Nancy C. Sindelar

November 16, 1937 - July 2, 2014

Nancy C. Sindelar, age 76, a lifelong Russell Twp. resident, passed away July 2, 2014, at Ivy Woods Manor in North Lima. She was born November 16, 1937, in Bedford. Nancy is survived by her brother Ted Sindelar. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Jeraldine Sindelar. A private graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Russell Twp.
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James Louis Leagan

November 9, 1966 - June 25, 2014

James Louis Leagan, age 47, passed away June 25, 2014, at University Hospital Geauga Medical Center. He was born Nov. 9, 1966, at University Hospital Geauga Medical Center, and a lifelong resident of Munson. Mr. Leagan graduated from West Geauga in 1986 and served in the U S Army from 1986 to 1989. Jim served as a volunteer fireman in Munson and Newbury Townships for twenty two years and as a...
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Ann E. Mraz

February 25, 1918 - June 21, 2014

Ann E. Mraz (nee Lewis), 96, of Newbury Twp, passed away June 21, 2014 at MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland. She was born Feb. 25, 1918 in Canton, and resided in Newbury Twp for 22 years. Ann was a Homemaker. In 1949, Ann became a founding member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Newbury Twp. She was a member of the St. Helen's Ladies Guild and the Legion of Mary Ann was also a member of the ...
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Dorothy Elizabeth Halcik

March 5, 1936 - June 21, 2014

DOROTHY ELIZABETH HALCIK (nee Walsh), 78 years of age. Dearly beloved wife for 57 years to Robert George Halcik. Dear and devoted mother of Eric G. Halcik (wife Leigh-Ann) and Rosanne E. Halcik. Loving Grammy of Ryan Halcik, Dean and Dana Muzina and Donnie McGee. Cherished sister of Rosemary Bares (husband James D.). Dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and trusted co-worker and fond friend of many....
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Thomas O. Williams

October 31, 1934 - June 20, 2014

Thomas O. Williams, age 79, passed away June 20, 2014, at Blossom Hill Care Center, in Huntsburg Twp. He was born October 31, 1934, in Russell Twp., and was a lifelong resident. Thomas was a mechanic & bus driver for the West Geauga School District He is survived by his daughter, Heidi (Tom) Dassatti; grandchildren, Darrin, Nina, Jarred, and Leeda Dassatti; sisters, Carol (Craig) Stentz and...
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Allen Gallo

April 9, 1951 - June 17, 2014

Allen Gallo, 63, of Newbury Twp., passed away June 17, 2014 at UHHS Geauga Medical Center in Claridon Twp. He was born April 9, 1951 in Cleveland, and had lived in Newbury for 30 years. Allen was a dedicated father, brother, and uncle. He was a member of the Chardon Eagles Aerie #2261, was an avid Cleveland sports fan, and played softball for over 30 years. In his younger years, Allen enjoyed...
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Ronald Alexander

August 12, 1936 - June 16, 2014

Ronald "Nonnie" Alexander, 77, of Chester Twp., passed away June 16, 2014 at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. He was born Aug. 12, 1936 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He had lived in Chester Twp. since 1969. Mr. Alexander retired from East Ohio Gas Co. after 39 years of service. He is survived by his daughters, Heather Alexander and Kathleen Alexander Dickson; granddaughters, Abby and...
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Raymond Mansfield

September 1, 1962 - June 15, 2014

Raymond " Ray'' Mansfield Jr, 51, of Russell Twp, passed away June 15, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Kirtland. He was born September 1, 1962 in East Cleveland, also lived in Russell Twp for the past 3 years, and lived in Kirtland. Ray was a very loving and caring person, and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed cooking, as well as riding and tinkering with small engine...
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Jack Phillip Duggan

November 22, 1929 - June 15, 2014

JACK PHILLIP DUGGAN, age 84, of Chesterland, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Williams); cherished father of Ron (Barb) Duggan, Linda (Don) Murray, and Sue (Jeff) Gates; dear grandfather of Taylor, Jason, Julia, Lindsay, Carlee, Jack, and Olivia. Jack retired from CEI after 41 years. He was an avid sailor, active with the Kiwanis Club of West Geauga, and proudly...
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Carol Ann Pointer

June 24, 1943 - June 10, 2014

CAROL ANN POINTER, age 70, of Newbury. Beloved wife of the late Glen J. Pointer; loving mother of Christopher (Stacey, deceased) Cowell; devoted grandmother of Connor and Calean Cowell; and dear sister of William Boguski. Private family services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carol's name may be made to the American Cancer Society , 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.
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Virginia H. More

August 17, 1922 - June 2, 2014

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Harriette R. Cochran

November 10, 1912 - June 1, 2014

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Henry C. Snarbach

February 20, 1913 - May 26, 2014

HENRY C. 'HANK' SNARBACH, age 101, of Chesterland. Beloved husband of the late Katherine; loving father of Mary Ann and the late Frankie; devoted grandfather of three and great-grandfather of seven; dear uncle of many. 'Big Deal'. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, N. OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND ON FRIDAY 4-7 P.M., where a memorial...
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Gloria J. Nightwine

August 29, 1947 - May 25, 2014

GLORIA J. NIGHTWINE, age 66, of Chagrin Falls for the past 36 years. Beloved wife of Robert L., loving mother Robert S., Christopher W. (Casey), and Paul Kitchen of Northeast, PA.; devoted grandmother of Paige, Madison, Chloe, Molly, and JJ Nightwine; dear sister of Katherine (William) Wyant, Clyde (Diane) Vandervort, and the late Bill and Ron Vandervort. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00...
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Robert Allen Petti

April 13, 1948 - May 23, 2014

ROBERT ALLEN PETTI age 66 of Lyndhurst. Beloved son of the late Michael and Eleanore; loving brother of Janis, Arlene and the late Carol. Private family interment has taken place at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, OH. Online tributes and condolences at www.gattozziandson.com.
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Richard J. Swan

November 17, 1935 - May 10, 2014

Richard J. "Dick" Swan, 78,a resident of Chester Township for 53 years, passed away May 10, 2014, at University Hospital of Cleveland. He was born November 17, 1935, in Cleveland. Mr. Swan was a founding member of St. Anselm Church. Dick retired from the Illuminating Company after 42 years. Survivors are his wife, Nancy (nee Sopko); children, Rick J.(Eva), Sue (Rick) Heiss, Karen (Paul)...
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Mark Thomas Pahys

May 31, 1961 - May 4, 2014

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Anna Julianna Gagel

March 17, 1910 - April 29, 2014

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Robert D. Heiss

August 6, 1932 - January 20, 2014

Robert D. Heiss, 81, of Mayfield Heights, passed away Jan. 20, 2014, in Richmond Heights.Born Aug. 6, 1932, in Cleveland, he was a resident of Mayfield Heights since 1958.Robert was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea. His memberships included being past-commander of American Legion Post 759, Korean War Veterans, Collinwood Memories and Knights of Columbus Council 310. He was an avid bowler and...
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Blase A. Coraretti

July 8, 1931 - July 10, 2013

Blasé A. Coraretti, 82, of Highland Heights, passed away July 10, 2013 at Hospice House of the Western Reserve in Cleveland. He was born July 8, 1931, in Cleveland had lived in Cleveland Heights and Collinwood. He had been a Highland Heights resident for the past 36 years. Mr. Corarelli was an active member of Holy Redeemer Church, where he was an acolyte, Eucharistic minister and worked...
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Anthony J. Immormino

July 31, 1918 - Unknown

ANTHONY J. IMMORMINO, a WWII Veteran, age 96, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Husband of Josephine (nee Deleese), father of Carolyn Devine (Rick), Fred (Laura), Joan Headley (Dan) and Mike; brother of the late Salvatore Raymond (Elsa) and the late Angelina Rateno (Anthony); grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of seven. Anthony was a retired member of Bricklayers Local 5 and also a long...
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