Our Obituaries

Florencio Gomez

March 26, 1953 - September 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Simeon Pestich

May 1, 1936 - September 19, 2016

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Edward J. Majetich

May 6, 1931 - September 18, 2016

Edward J. Majetich, age 85, a Chester Twp. resident since 1961, passed away September 18, 2016, at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Newbury Twp. He was born May 6, 1931, in Natrona Hts., Pa. Edward was a member of Chardon VFW Post 6519. He enjoyed bee keeping, collecting antique bottles, gardening, canning, hunting, traveling, and wine making. Edward was very creative and industrious; curious about...
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Brian S. Beck

September 25, 1952 - September 16, 2016

Brian S. Beck, age 63, passed away on September 16, 2016 in Chester Twp. He was born on September 25, 1952 in Lakewood. Brian was a native of Rocky River and was currently residing in Chester Twp. He was a 1971 graduate of Rocky River High and a 1975 graduate of Miami University. Brian was active in many organizations throughout his life. With his love of all music, he was currently a member of...
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Janis M. Petti

April 26, 1952 - September 14, 2016

JANIS M. PETTI, age 64, of Springfield, VA. Beloved sister of Arlene Petti, and the late Carol Petti and Robert Petti; and dear daughter of the late Michael and Eleanor (nee Stos) Petti. Private Interment in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.
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Leighton Soule

February 14, 1940 - September 13, 2016

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Charles Foster Nice

July 20, 1939 - September 9, 2016

CHARLES FOSTER NICE, age 77, of Munson Twp. Beloved husband of the late Sally; loving father of Chuck (Michelle), Richard, Ronald, Daniel (Marnie) and Janice Baliker; devoted grandfather of Emily, Rich, Brianna, Colin, Vincent and Olivia Nice and Joelle, Jessica and Dylan Baliker and dear brother of Jerry (JoAnn) Nice. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT....
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Virginia Stazzone

May 12, 1948 - September 8, 2016

Virginia Stazzone, age 68, of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of Salvatore "Torry"; loving mother of Nick (Diane), Angela (Jon) Zurbuch and Alicia; devoted grandmother of Bella and Torry Stazzone and Payton and Cecelia Zurbuch; dear daughter of the late Louis and Carrie Aiello; cherished sister of Julia (Pete)(deceased) Jaboni, Marianne (Martin) Iacampo and Mary Jane Aiello; dear aunt and...
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Anna Ruth Brady

October 22, 1925 - September 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Francesco DiLillo

January 14, 1936 - September 4, 2016

FRANCESCO "FRANK" DiLILLO, age 80, of Chesterland. Beloved husband of Mickey; loving father of Christine DiLillo and Annemarie (Emery) Varga; devoted grandfather of Frank, Domenick, and Isabella Varga; dear brother of Sr. Maria DiLillo, M.P.F., and the late Rose (Joe) DelBalso, and Angela Scalera; cherished brother-in-law of Luciano Scalera, Cora (Tony) Fatica, Tina DelBalso, and Donald ...
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Dolores Lucarelli

July 29, 1938 - August 28, 2016

DOLORES LUCARELLI (nee DiRienzo), age 78, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Dominic; loving mother of Reno (Denise), John (Vicky), Tony (Sandra) and Maria (John) Tomaro; devoted grandmother of Alicia, Julia, Nick, Nicole, Dominic, Vince and Anna Lucarelli and Brendan and Emily Tomaro; dear great-grandmother of Sofia and Weston; and cherished sister of Antonietta (Dominic, deceased) Spina...
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John F. Wieland

April 26, 1917 - August 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Brian Andrew Cochran

July 23, 1962 - August 26, 2016

BRIAN ANDREW COCHRAN, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the age of 54. He was born on July 23, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio to Everett Andrew Cochran Jr. and Dorothy Mae (Chastain) Cochran. He attended Baptist Christian School and Mayfield High School. He worked most of his life in the construction trades and enjoyed fishing and boating. Brian is survived by his mother and...
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Henry James Timperio

August 2, 1939 - August 26, 2016

HENRY JAMES "Tip" TIMPERIO Jr., of Chesterland Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on August 26th, 2016 at the age of 77. Beloved son of the late Henry and Olga Timperio (nee Iadisernia) and brother to the late Laura Timperio, beloved husband and best friend to Patricia Marie (nee Dusek), loving father to Gina, Angela, and son-in-law Bob, Grandfather to Samantha, Bobby, and...
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G. Franklin South

January 5, 1932 - August 25, 2016

G. FRANKLIN "FRANK" SOUTH, age 84, of Largo, FL., formerly of Euclid. Frank was a U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Ernie; loving father of John (Cindy), Randy (Susan), Matt (Ginny), and the late Patty South; devoted grandfather of Nicole Marie South, Sara Ann South, Ashley Emma South, Nelson, Sally, and Patrick (Lauren); and dear brother of Jack (deceased) (Joy) South and...
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Ralph Theodore Williams

February 1, 1936 - August 22, 2016

Ralph T. Williams, 80, of Kirtland. Beloved husband of Janice (nee Wieland); loving son of the late Thomas and Mary Williams; devoted brother of Donna (Dave) Zart; dear uncle of Maryann (Robert) Matthews, Ralph, Thomas and Jerry (deceased) Valentino, Terry Bentlejewski and Anne Zak (deceased) and cherished great uncle to many. Ralph retired as a data processing manager for several Cleveland...
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Richard Young

April 3, 1936 - August 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Brenda Kay Beer

September 3, 1946 - August 12, 2016

Brenda Kay Beer, age 69, a 44 year resident of Chardon, passed away August 12, 2016, at her residence. She was born September 3, 1946 in Hinton, West Virginia. Kay's greatest love was her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She also made it a priority to be there for others and help them. Kay worked in the cafeteria at Chardon Schools for over 25 years. She is...
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Dorothy A. Stinson

April 27, 1925 - August 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Charlene Schmidt

May 24, 1940 - August 9, 2016

SCHMIDT CHARLENE SCHMIDT (nee Ault) died on August 9. She was 76. Charlene was born in Chicago, Illinois and later moved to Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. She was a school librarian at Painesville City Schools for 22 years, and also worked at Chardon, Geauga West, and Chagrin Falls libraries. She was involved in numerous civic and...
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Ralph William Gaffney

November 1, 1931 - August 6, 2016

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Antoinette Cavasini

June 8, 1925 - August 5, 2016

Antoinette "Toni" Cavasini, age 91, longtime Chester Twp. resident, passed away August 5, 2016 at Geauga Medical Center in Claridon Twp. She was born June 8, 1925 in Cleveland Toni was a member of the Church of Saint Anselm in Chester Twp., and at one time worked in the church school as a lunch aide. She was a sports enthusiast, especially enjoying the Cleveland Indians. Toni also loved...
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Cheryl Ann Proctor

August 29, 1957 - August 4, 2016

Cheryl Ann Proctor, age 58 of Chester Twp., passed away August 4, 2016. Cheryl was born August 29, 1957 in Jefferson. Loving daughter of the late Milton and Verna (nee Boyer) Proctor; devoted sister of Milton Duane Proctor (deceased) and Daryl (deceased) (Marilyn) Proctor; dear aunt of Tracy (Jason) Kruszeski, Christopher (Barbara) Proctor, Casey (John) Wilson and Jamey (Robert) Wyatt and great...
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Nora P. McNeilly

August 10, 1927 - August 3, 2016

NORA P. McNEILLY, age 88, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Bryan (Rae Ann), Wayne (Debbie), and Gary (Irene); devoted grandmother of Katherine (Raffaele/Lele) Esposito, Sean, Monica (Blaine Cortez) McNeilly, Ryan, William (Patty Fertelmes), Patrick, and Kevin; dear great-grandmother of Jameson and Bailey; and cherished sister of the late Roy Bryan. A private...
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Catherine Carmella Ioppolo

July 17, 1936 - July 26, 2016

CATHERINE C. IOPPOLO age 80 of Mentor-On-The-Lake Loving mother of Frank (Terri), Teressa (Al) Jonila, Lisa Gianguzzo and Patricia (Michael) Sbrocco; devoted grandmother of Jason and Matthew Ioppolo, Kristin, Jessica and Jeffrey Jonila, Joseph Gianguzzo and Tayler and Nicholas Sbrocco and ten great grandchildren. Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Mass on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9...
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Janet Berberian

January 20, 1940 - July 22, 2016

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Elmer Manfroni

May 17, 1926 - July 22, 2016

ELMER MANFRONI, age 90 of Hambden Twp. Beloved husband of the late Jean; loving father of Anthony (Dianna) and Eugene (Sonny); devoted grandfather of Toni (Doug) Wargo, Jennifer (Jim) Trudel and Tiffany (Henry) Brettrager; dear great grandfather of John and Mike Wargo and James, Lydianna and London Trudel and cherished brother of Fred (Mary Jean) Manfroni and five brothers and five sisters...
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Andrew J. Konick

October 7, 1940 - July 21, 2016

ANDREW J. KONICK, JR. age 75 of Russell Twp. Andrew was a retired Professor of Psychology at Hiram College. He was a committed advocate of Habitat for Humanity and many summers took groups of Hiram students to work on Habitat building projects throughout the country. Loving father of DeAnna Konick; devoted grandfather of Ashleigh Chambers, Brandon Wert and Kaya Aftanas and great grandfather of...
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Michael Thomas Walsh

June 4, 1938 - July 20, 2016

WALSH MICHAEL THOMAS WALSH, age 78 of Canton, MI, formerly of Eastlake, OH. Beloved husband of Charlotte; loving father of Michael (Dawn), Colleen (Dean) Weber, Charles (Celeste) and the late Patrick; devoted grandfather of Mark Dasher, Lauren Alden, Jacqueline (Kyle) Dorris, and Michael, Matthew and Samantha Walsh and great grandfather of Braylon Alden; dear son of the late Michael and Beatrice...
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Teddy Wayne Curry

January 9, 1946 - July 17, 2016

Teddy W. Curry, 70 of Novelty passed away July 17, 2016. Mr. Curry was born January 9, 1946 in Bulger, West Virginia. Teddy proudly served in the in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He was the beloved husband of Theresa; loving father of Theresa (Dale) Hull and Theodore (Tracy); devoted grandfather of Amber, Ashley and Austin and devoted brother of Jack (Cathy), Bernie, and the late Geneva ...
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David R. Durn

July 9, 1964 - July 12, 2016

No public services scheduled.
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Deborah Barr

December 12, 1954 - June 30, 2016

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David Scott Wiggins

January 29, 1933 - June 25, 2016

WIGGINS DAVID SCOTT WIGGINS age 83, of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of Sylvia; loving father of Susan (Steve) Ingrassia, Steven (deceased), Lynn, Andrea (Greg) Fabian, and Thomas (Diana) and devoted grandfather of five. David served in the U. S. Navy and was a former executive board member in the N. E., Ohio region for the Boy Scouts of America. No services are scheduled at this time. The family...
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Irene Dolores Nawrocki

October 13, 1927 - June 25, 2016

IRENE DOLORES NAWROCKI (nee Gerkowski), age 88, of Chesterland, formerly of Mayfield Village. Beloved wife of the late Raymond J.; loving mother of Ellen (Bill Haugen) Nawrocki, Jane (Michael) Fragnito and Jeffry (Lorinda) Nawrocki; devoted grandmother of Lucas, Aaron, Robert and Laura Fragnito; and dear sister of the late Caroline Briggs. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524...
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William A. Larrick

March 3, 1934 - June 17, 2016

Dr. William A. (Bill) Larrick, Jr., D.O. passed away peacefully on June 17th, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jane (nee Anderson), and his sons, Wm. David (Debra) and Scott (Polly), grandchildren William, Allison, Sean and Kaitlyn and his sister Juene (Robert) Tingle. He was predeceased by his parents, William A. Sr., and Margaret and his sister Darryl. Bill graduated from...
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Karen M. Peel

April 30, 1942 - June 15, 2016

Memorial contributions in Karen's name may be made to Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org
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Jeanne W. Casey

January 30, 1930 - June 12, 2016

JEANNE W. CASEY, was born in Cleveland, OH, on January 30, 1930, and was reunited with her husband of 62 years, Larry J. Casey, in God's great glory on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Jeanne lived in Cleveland and its suburbs until she and Larry retired to Miami, FL in 2001. In 2007, they moved to Indiantown, FL, with their son and his family. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and...
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Herbert Mansfield

November 19, 1919 - June 1, 2016

Herbert H. Mansfield, age 96, passed away on June 1, 2016 at his residence in Kirtland. He was born November 19, 1919 in Chester Twp. Herbert graduated from Chester Twp. High School, and later earned a Degree in Literature from Hiram College. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and went on to attend the Western Reserve School of Library Science. Herbert retired in 1978 from the Cleveland...
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Georgia Brown

December 13, 1934 - May 30, 2016

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Roger E. Csanyi

November 24, 1946 - May 28, 2016

Roger E. Csanyi, 69, a lifelong resident of Chester Twp, passed away at Euclid Hospital on May 28, 2016. He was born November 24, 1946 in Cleveland. Roger was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Vietnam. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Education from Kent State University. Roger was an adjunct faculty member at Lakeland Community College, Bryant and...
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Barbara Williams

September 12, 1931 - May 23, 2016

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Donna Maria Veres

February 16, 1938 - May 18, 2016

DONNA MARIA VERES (nee Zielinski), age 78, of Russell Twp. Donna was a college graduate, nature artist, dog lover, and friend who loved to laugh. Devoted wife of 60 years of Richard Paul; caring mother of Jennifer (George) Del Pozzo, Christopher, Melissa (William) Mann, and the late Baby Ann and Baby Mary; grandmother extraordinaire of Sophia Mann, Mose Del Pozzo, and Niko Del Pozzo; loving...
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Deborah R. Mandley

January 13, 1952 - May 16, 2016

DEBORAH R. MANDLEY age 64, of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of David; loving daughter of the late Frank and Regina Swiantek and devoted sister of Jerome and the late Bernard Swiantek. Mrs. Mandley has spent her entire career in the arts. Deborah started ballet as a young girl and in 1962 was invited to dance with the Bolshie Ballet of Russia. Her work career started at the Artist Studio in Cleveland,...
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Paul T. Pershing

February 2, 1935 - May 10, 2016

Paul T. Pershing, age 81, passed away May 10, 2016 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. Paul was born February 2, 1935, and was a resident of Eastlake for over 20 years. Paul was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Uncle Paul was a favorite among his many nieces and nephews, and even their dogs, whom he would occasionally tell stories to. Paul will be remembered for...
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Dorothy L. Tate

July 24, 1913 - May 8, 2016

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Roberta Lee Brown

March 7, 1932 - May 8, 2016

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Patricia Ann McMonagle

December 10, 1935 - May 7, 2016

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Jane Sobonya

September 26, 1937 - May 5, 2016

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Donna Chapes

January 24, 1949 - May 3, 2016

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William Patrick Lowe

May 31, 1941 - May 2, 2016

William Patrick Lowe, age 74, passed away May 2, 2016 in Mentor. He was born on May 31, 1941 in Valencia, PA., and lived in Wickliffe before becoming a resident of Mentor for 35 years. William was a two term Navy Veteran, serving during the Vietnam Era. He was an avid golfer, and most importantly a devoted father and husband of 54 years. William was a Welder/Fabricator, working the last 13 years...
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Lawrence S. Boban

December 26, 1934 - April 28, 2016

Lawrence S. Boban, age 81, a resident of Cardinal Woods Nursing Home in Madison Twp., formerly of Chester Twp., passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 28, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born December 26, 1934 in Cleveland to John and Lucy Boban. Lawrence was a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School and served in the U.S. Army Third Armored Division...
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James Charles Gehlmann

January 15, 1928 - April 28, 2016

JAMES CHARLES GEHLMANN, age 88, passed away April 28, 2016 in Claridon Twp. Beloved husband of Frances M. (nee Stropko); loving father of Margaret Freeman, Suzanne (Dennis) Johnston, Pamela Vicich, Penelope (Paul) Radvansky, and James T. (Robin); devoted grandfather of Dawn (Donnie) Patton, Darrin (Tracy) Oliver, Heather Oliver, Erik and Keri-Lynn Johnston, Andrea (Jason) JeVenn, Ashley Vicich,...
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Carolyn S. Kontor

January 5, 2016 - April 25, 2016

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Michael Engelke

February 7, 1947 - April 20, 2016

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Clara Marie Alexander

June 20, 1915 - April 16, 2016

Clara Marie Alexander, age 100, passed away April 16, 2016, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. She was born June 20, 1915, in Cleveland, and was a current resident of Mentor. She had formerly resided in Euclid, Arizona and Collinwood. Clara graduated from Collinwood High School in 1933. After WWII Clara repaired silk hose and later retired from Ohio Bell in 1972 after 14 years. She enjoyed her...
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Troy Alexander Graff

January 24, 1974 - April 13, 2016

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Elaine Doris Fuchs

November 9, 1924 - April 13, 2016

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Aaron Mark Haselbusch

June 20, 1972 - April 10, 2016

Aaron Mark Haselbusch, age 43 resident of Willoughby for 12 years, passed away on April 10, 2016. He was born June 20, 1972 in Cleveland. Aaron enjoyed hunting, gardening, and cooking. He also loved taking drives and sharing nature with his children. Aaron was a Customer Service Representative with Transfer Express in Mentor, serving many customers with their designs on apparel. Survivors are his...
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Michael F. Hayden

December 18, 1948 - March 30, 2016

Michael F. Hayden, born and raised in Cleveland, a longtime resident of Parkman-having spent the past eight years in Nashville, Tenn.-passed away on March 30. Michael served the U.S. Army on the Demilitarized Zone in Korea from 1969 to 1970, rising to the rank of Sergeant and earning Battalion solider of the month for February 1970. Following his military service, Michael was a nuclear medicine...
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Karl Munich

November 27, 1929 - March 29, 2016

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Helen E. Buehner

August 15, 1922 - March 28, 2016

HELEN E. BUEHNER, age 93 of Middlefield. Beloved wife of the late Robert P.; loving mother of Suzanne White, Janine Kiracofe, Denise (Kevin) Holt and Aimee (George) Deak; devoted grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of six and dear sister of H. Lee (deceased) (Virginia) Whitmer. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.)...
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Robert Ernest Russell

April 1, 1929 - March 22, 2016

Robert Ernest Russell, age 86 of Chester Twp., passed away on March 22, 2016 at his home. He was born April 1, 1929 in Chardon. Robert was the beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Jackson); loving father of Patti (Robert) Boyles, Susan (Joe) Konieczny and Robert (Linda); devoted grandfather of seven and great grandfather of seven and dear brother of Doris (Russell) Wenger. Robert retired from Fisher...
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Josephine M. Beerli

September 26, 1920 - March 18, 2016

JOSEPHINE M. BEERLI of Chesterland, died peacefully near her daughter in Orlando, Florida on March 18, 2016 at the age of 95. Jo was born and raised in Cleveland and graduated from Heights High. She then met and married her husband Norbert, and together they raised their six children in the house they built in Chesterland. She became one of the original "Career Women" maintaining a...
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Flora Ernestine Rankin South

April 6, 1934 - March 14, 2016

FLORA ERNESTINE "ERNIE" RANKIN SOUTH, age 81, of Largo, FL., formerly of Euclid. Ernie was a U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved wife of 59 years of G. Franklin "Frank"; loving mother of John (Cindy), Randy (Susan), Matt (Ginny), and the late Patty South; devoted grandmother of Nicole Marie South, Sara Ann South, Ashley Emma South, Nelson, Sally, and Patrick (Lauren); and dear sister of six (all...
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Kenneth H. Fetheroff

January 12, 1935 - March 10, 2016

Kenneth H. Fetheroff, age 81, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Briar Hill Nursing Home in Middlefield. Kenneth was born January 12, 1935 in Cleveland. He was a resident of Russell Twp. for 30 years, and a former resident of Richmond Hts. Kenneth was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Chester Twp., a member of their Men's Club, and served at one time as Treasurer. He was a...
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Zora T. Jankowski

April 28, 1922 - March 9, 2016

ZORA T. JANKOWSKI, age 93, of Cleveland. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Jankowski, Sr.; loving mother of Jonathan Jankowski of Cleveland, Dawn Jankowski of Virginia, Matthew Jankowski of Washington, and Raymond Jankowski, Jr. of Colorado; devoted grandmother of Tim Jankowski of Oregon, Sandy (Kurt) Gibbs of Virginia, Matt (Andrea) Jankowski of Washington, Bill Jankowski of Colorado, and...
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Madison Antoon

March 8, 2016 - March 8, 2016

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Adrian Patrick Shuss

March 12, 1925 - March 7, 2016

Adrian Patrick Shuss, age 90 of Chester Twp., formerly of South Carolina and Highland Heights. Beloved husband of the late Helen; loving father of Evelyn (James) Oberle of Chester Twp., Marion (Charles) Luck of Lake Wales, FL; devoted brother of Richard (Norma), Paul (Mary Ann), Bernard (deceased), Leona (William) Wetzel (both deceased), Nelson (deceased), John (deceased) (Helen), Robert ...
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Sigrid Helga Schonrank

June 7, 1933 - March 3, 2016

SIGRID HELGA SCHONRANK, age 82, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Karl; loving mother of Klaus (Lori) and Bernd (Pam); devoted grandmother Krystal Dyer, Kara Adams, Amber (Jake) Green, and Heather Warren, and great-grandmother of Hailey Bennett; dear sister of Margot Pramschafer, Ilse Wetzel, Linda Messina, and the late Edith Marschall. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME,...
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William Byrne Ritt

December 1, 1934 - February 23, 2016

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John M. Wolter

April 16, 1940 - February 22, 2016

JOHN M. WOLTER, 75, of Chesterland, Ohio entered eternal life on February 22, 2016. He was born on April 16, 1940 at the noon whistle to parents Evelyn (Ulstad) and Alfred Wolter in Sisseton, South Dakota. John, a car enthusiast, retired from Lincoln Electric after 35+ years and spent his winters in Marco Island, Florida. He coached Lion Club Youth Football and established the West Geauga...
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Mary S. Hempler

December 18, 1922 - February 22, 2016

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Frances Mary Cazin

March 23, 1916 - February 21, 2016

FRANCES MARY CAZIN, age 99, of Mayfield Hts., formerly of Warrensville Hts. Beloved wife of the late Frank; loving mother of Clare (John) Petrich and Mary Ann (Richard) Vidmar; devoted grandmother of Rick and John Vidmar and Joe and David (Elizabeth) Petrich; dear great-grandmother of Brandon and Aiden Vidmar; and cherished sister of Angela (Robert, deceased) Musil. Friends may call at GATTOZZI...
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Joan R. Kary

January 9, 1935 - February 19, 2016

Joan R. (nee Taylor) Kary, 81, a resident of Chester Twp. for 30 years, died Feb. 19, 2016 at David Simpson House in Cleveland. She was born January 9, 1935, in Conneaut. Joan was a member of the Red Hatters and loved traveling. She was a Supervisor with Channel Products in Chester Twp. for 25 years, retiring in 2007. Survivors are her daughter Cindy (Al) Skrajnar; grandchildren, Jennifer (R.C.)...
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Emily Blum

March 11, 1928 - February 18, 2016

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Bridie Wicks

October 15, 1937 - February 17, 2016

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William J. O'Brien

September 19, 1949 - February 17, 2016

William J. O'Brien, a resident of Russell Twp. for 40 years, formerly of Eastlake, died Feb. 17, 2016 at U.H. Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland. He was born September 19, 1949, in Cleveland. William was a devoted father and grandfather. He served as a Eucharistic Minister, and was active with 40 Days of Life, the Knights of Columbus, and the Pre-Cana Team, all at the Church of Saint Helen in...
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James Mancino

December 21, 1939 - February 15, 2016

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Michael LaRiche

March 26, 1926 - February 15, 2016

MICHAEL LaRICHE, age 89, of Cleveland. Loving son of the late John and Tomisina "Bessie" LaRiche; devoted brother of the late Anthony "Sonny" (Flo); dear uncle of Dorene (Scott) Mannion, Sharon Robinette and John LaRiche; and cherished great-uncle. Friends may call at SCHULTE & MAHON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND AND BRAINARD),...
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Paul Gabriel

May 16, 1956 - February 8, 2016


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Gary Allen Harpst

April 10, 1944 - February 7, 2016


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Joseph A. Matsko

February 15, 1934 - February 6, 2016

JOSEPH A. MATSKO, JR., age 81, of Chesterland for over 40 years. Beloved husband of the late Patricia; loving father of Julianne Matsko, Tina (Edgar) Hilliard, Theresa Giallanza, Andrea Miralia and Joseph G.; devoted grandfather of Leigh (Brian) Perrino, Jamie (Thom) Husby, Simone Perry, Nikki and Dominic Giallanza, and Samantha Miralia; dear great-grandfather of Avie and Cameron Husby, and...
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Brian David O'Connor

April 24, 1968 - January 26, 2016


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Patricia A. Barry

April 22, 1933 - January 23, 2016

PATRICIA A. BARRY (nee Mulvihill), age 82, of Kirtland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Beloved wife of the late Donald; loving mother of Donna (Ray) Miller, Karen (Robert) Curtin, Diane (Leonard) Obremski, and Don (Jill); devoted grandmother of Colleen Obremski, Justin (Alicia) Miller, Brad (Carla) Zembower, Stephen (Stephanie) Obremski, Nick Miller,...
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Ferdinand Aster

August 26, 1931 - January 19, 2016

Ferdinand "Ferdl" Aster, of Chesterland, died January 19, 2016 in residence at Joy's Place. Ferdinand was born in August 1931 in Wagrain, Austria. He had been a resident of Chesterland since 1963, when he married and moved from North Madison, OH. He trained as a cabinetmaker in Austria and toured with the United States Special Services during World War II. In 1955 he came to the U.S. as the...
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Anthony Joseph Vitolo

March 12, 1936 - January 17, 2016

Anthony Joseph Vitolo Sr., age 79, of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of Elisa (nee Zicari) for 56 years; loving father of Denise (Ronnie) Lamb and Anthony Jr. (Susan) and devoted grandfather of Ashley and Nicholas Lamb and Emalee Vitolo. Mr. Vitolo graduated from Cathedral Latin in 1955. Anthony was a branch manager for National City Bank and retired after 37 years. He got the most enjoyment out of...
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Frederick Richard Schroeder

October 29, 1931 - January 11, 2016

Frederick Richard Schroeder, age 84 of Russell Township "Novelty", passed away on Jan. 11, 2016 while surrounded by his family. Fred or Dick is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne (nee Ashton) of 60 years. He was a devoted father to sons, Fred "Dickie" (deceased), Wesley "Scott", Michael, and Dale (Janis) Schroeder. A loving grandfather "Pop Pop" to Scotty ...
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Sue A. Plavney

October 19, 1947 - January 4, 2016

Sue Ann Plavney passed away peacefully in her home, in the early morning hours of January 4, 2016 at the age of 68. She was born in Willoughby, Ohio on October 19, 1947. She had been a Geauga County native for the past 35 years. Sue was not only adored by her family, but also spent 22 years protecting the lives and safety of children, as a bus driver for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School...
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Elizabeth Ann Benek

October 26, 1923 - December 29, 2015

Elizabeth Ann Benek, age 92, of Chester Twp., beloved wife of the late Joseph J.; loving mother of Allan, Mary (Rob Helgeson), Joseph P. (Sheree) (Both Deceased), D. Paul (Deceased) (Lynn), Gary (Deceased) (Becky), and Robert (Deceased) (Alison); devoted grandmother of Lisa (Michael) Brookbank and Collin, Brittany and A. J.; and dear great grandmother of Jacob and Joshua Brookbank and Riley Benek...
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Deborah Murton

May 17, 1952 - December 28, 2015


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Joanne Spisak

April 7, 1926 - December 27, 2015


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Mary Sue DiCorpo

March 24, 1949 - December 17, 2015

MARY SUE DiCORPO, age 66, of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of Antonio, loving mother of Joseph (Kimberly), Michaeline and Michael; devoted grandmother of Kennedy; dear daughter of the late Tony and Cora Trotta and cherished sister of the late Michael. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND ON MONDAY, 4-8 P.M. Funeral Mass 9...
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Alfred Augustus Mulliken

January 17, 1940 - December 13, 2015

Alfred Augustus Mulliken, Jr., age 75, a resident of Chester Twp. since 1981, passed away Dec. 13, 2015, at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born Jan. 17, 1940, in Beverly, Mass. Alfred was a Graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in Industrial Management, and a Vietnam Veteran, US Army. He was a Certified Insurance Instructor, State of Ohio, Dept. of Insurance and a West...
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Michael Evancic

December 25, 1955 - December 10, 2015


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Jeffrey A. Formanek

December 14, 1956 - December 7, 2015

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Josefa Seibert

October 12, 1922 - December 5, 2015


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Richard Paul Petersen

February 24, 1945 - December 5, 2015

Richard P. Petersen, 70, of Chester Township, passed away on December 5, 2015. He was born February 24, 1945 in Cleveland.Richard and his father, Vern, established Misty Morn Farm, raising and showing registered Welsh Ponies for over 50years. With the addition of his daughter, Ashley, they raisednumerous National Champion ponies. Most notably, Richwas the 1st American to ever win the Gentlemen&...
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Lois Maze

October 11, 1927 - December 4, 2015


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Harry J. Whalen

July 11, 1950 - December 3, 2015

Harry J. Whalen, age 65, passed away Dec. 3, 2015 at his residence in Munson Twp. Harry was born July 11, 1950 in Plainfield, NJ., before residing in Munson Twp. for 5 years. Harry was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of St. Mary Church in Chardon, the St. Mary Church Knights of Columbus, Council #15942, and a graduate of Leadership Geauga. Harry enjoyed photography, cooking, and learning...
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Louise Stienbarger

December 24, 1925 - December 2, 2015


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