Our Obituaries

Barbara Ann Prots

September 6, 1945 - October 14, 2017

BARBARA ANN PROTS (nee Mental), age 72, of Chesterland, formerly of Newbury. Barb enjoyed traveling. She spent the last 30 summers at Ocean Isle Beach sitting on the beach with family and friends. Barb also enjoyed trips to Walt Disney World with her family. She loved rooting for her Cleveland Indians, Browns and the Duke Blue Devils. She was her daughter's #1 fan when playing and coaching. ...
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Suzanne L. Suing

January 24, 1943 - October 13, 2017

Suzanne Louise (Babic) Suing passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 13, 2017 at her home in Chesterland Ohio.She was born on January 24, 1943, in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of the late Steven and Olga (Sustar) Babic. Sue graduated from Cleveland Heights High School with the class of 1961, and from Western Reserve University with a bachelor's degree in biology in 1964. She was a science...
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Douglas Bryce Brown

April 29, 1953 - October 12, 2017

Douglas B. Brown, 64, died October 12th, 2017. Doug was known for his love of motorcycling, mountains, food, and friends. While possessing an often tough exterior, he was an attentive and generous soul, giving selflessly to those around him. He frequently said that his life was full and he accomplished much more than he had ever dreamed, often commenting how extraordinarily fortunate he was. Doug...
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Carol J. HANSEN

September 20, 1936 - October 11, 2017

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Matthew J. Jankowski

August 14, 1943 - October 9, 2017

MATTHEW J. "MATT" JANKOWSKI passed away suddenly on October 9, 2017. Born in Cleveland on August 14, 1943, Matt attended Collinwood High School and excelled in all sports especially baseball. He graduated in 1961 with a college scholarship as a pitcher on the baseball team. In 1964 he married Gerry Federico, and they had two sons, Tim and Matt. His professional life focused on the family...
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David M. Beard

May 12, 1962 - October 2, 2017

DAVID M. BEARD, age 55, of Thompson, formerly of Chesterland. Devoted son of William and Mary (nee Priola); loving father of Rachael; devoted brother of Dianna (Kip), Doreen, and Dennis (Abby); dear uncle of eight and great-uncle of five. Private Services.
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Mary E. TURNER

November 20, 1953 - September 25, 2017

MARY ELIZABETH TURNER, age 63 of Burton. Loving daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Labani); devoted sister of Paula (Tom) Shepherd, Martin (deceased) (Deborah), Charles and Doris; and dear aunt and great aunt. Friends may call at RUSSELL-SLY FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 15670 W. HIGH STREET, MIDDLEFIELD, OH 44062 ON THURSDAY 6-8 P.M. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at The Church of...
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Faye F. Kraus

April 10, 1926 - September 23, 2017

Faye F. Kraus, 91 of Mayfield Heights, formerly of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Yvonne G. Butcher; devoted grandmother of Stacey (Dan) Modarelli and Eric Butcher and dear great grandmother of Lauren, Matt and Jake Modarelli. Friends may call DiCicco and Sons Funeral Home, 5975 Mayfield Rd. Mayfield Hts., Ohio 44124 (at Lander Rd.) on Thursday, 6-8 pm. Funeral Mass...
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Zsuzsanna Maria Sinko

October 14, 1953 - September 22, 2017

ZSUZSANNA MARIA SINKO, 10/14/1953 - 9/22/2017. Beloved daughter of Terez & Frank, wife of Laslo, mother of Victoria. Memorial Service 11:00 am, Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 9016 Buckeye Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44104.
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David W. Schultz

November 28, 1928 - September 17, 2017

David W. Schultz M.D.was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 28, 1928. He graduated from Lakewood High School where he played football, baseball, ran track and sang in a barbershop quartet. He went to Ohio Wesleyan University graduating in 3 years and continued on to Western Reserve Medical School. He completed his medical training at Cleveland Metro Hospital in cardiology. He was a medical...
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Columbus Mazza

March 19, 1937 - September 11, 2017

Columbus Mazza, 80, of Mentor, formerly of Concord Twp, passed away on September 11, 2017 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby.He was born March 19, 1937 in West Virginia. Columbus was a U.S. Army Veteran, and a parishioner of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Mentor. He enjoyed everything sports, including the Indians, Browns, and Ohio State. Columbus also enjoyed traveling and going to casinos. His...
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Alex T. WOJTONEK

April 11, 1921 - September 9, 2017

ALEX T. WOJTONEK, age 96, of Chardon. Beloved husband of the late Norma; loving father of Theodore (Belva), Linda (Joseph) Grano, and Dwight; devoted grandfather of Theodore, Kenneth, Natalie (David), Elizabeth (Stephen), Jason, David (Nadia), Dwight, Christopher, Michael (Allison), Anthony, and Elliot, great-grandfather of Stefanie, Kenny, Justin, Audrey, Olivia, Krystle, Alexis, Jonathon,...
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Louise Mary O'Neal

September 22, 1930 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Debra Ann Stein

April 16, 1957 - August 11, 2017

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Faye S. Dams

August 11, 1932 - August 6, 2017

Faye S. Dams, 84, a longtime resident of Willowick, passed away August 6, 2017 at Heather Hill in Munson Twp. She was born August 11, 1932 in Cleveland. Faye was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She also had a love for writing poetry. Faye was first a homemaker, and later worked at Marc's in Euclid for 15 years, retiring in 1997. She is survived by her son Doug (Sue);...
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Teresinella Licursi

October 29, 1921 - July 18, 2017

Teresinella Licursi, 95, of Chester Twp since 1979, passed away July 18, 2017 at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Hts.She was born October 29, 1921 in Ururi, Italy, and was a former resident of Richmond Hts.Teresinella loved to cook and was considered "the best'' by her family and friends.She is survived by her daughter Connie Hunley; son Nick (Marguerite); grandchildren Michelle DiLauro...
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Theresa Marie Trivisonno

October 5, 1921 - July 17, 2017

Theresa M. Trivisonno , age 95 passed away on July 17, 2017 in Richmond Hts. Theresa was born in Italy on October 5, 1921. Her former residence was Lyndhurst, OH. Theresa enjoyed reading and loved cats. She worked with the valve division at TRW for over 50 years. She is survived by Siblings John (deceased) (Florence) Trivisonno and Josephine (Felix) Ratino (both deceased); niece Madeline ...
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Ronald Eugene Sturgis

June 15, 1936 - July 15, 2017

RONALD EUGENE STURGIS SR., age 81 of Winter Haven FL, formerly of Beechwood. Beloved husband of Dorothy; loving father of Ronald Jr. (Susan), Vickie (Steven) Bell, Kathie Szabo, Cheryl (Brad) Gutchall and the late Brian A. Cochran; devoted grandfather of 14; dear great grandfather and cherished brother of Bill Sturgis, Janice Loper and the late Carl Sturgis. Friends may call at the First...
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Mary Hudock

October 12, 1922 - July 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Sarah Weir Blood

August 22, 1939 - July 13, 2017

Sarah W. Blood (nee Weir), age 77, passed away July 13, 2017 at her residence in Chester Twp. Born August 22, 1939 in Washington, PA, Sarah resided in Chester Twp. since 1966. She enjoyed quilting, machine embroidering, and shopping. Sarah is survived by her husband of 58 years Carlton; daughter Susan (Jeffrey) Brown, son Allen (Christine), and daughter Melinda (Daniel) Zikursh; grandchildren...
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Michael John Gamiere

August 3, 1933 - July 9, 2017

MICHAEL "MICKEY" GAMIERE, age 83 of South Euclid. Beloved husband of Maria (nee Paoletti); loving father of Mark and John Paul; devoted grandfather of Armon, Summer, Seth and Kaleb; dear son of the late John and Lebra (Grano) Gamiere and cherished brother of Flora Sorce, and the late Anne Catalioto, and Charlotte Barttuci. Friends may call at DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 5975 MAYFIELD RD.,...
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Judith Ann Donahue

April 14, 1952 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Elizabeth Cotton

December 13, 1924 - July 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Lana Lee Beucler

October 30, 1941 - July 2, 2017

LANA LEE BEUCLER, age 75, of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of William P.; loving mother of Suzanne Marie (Tom) Fortuna, Michael W. (Kristy) and Mark L. (Sara); devoted grandmother of Alyssa, Anthony and Aaron Fortuna, Kylie and Rylan Beucler, Adam, Brenna and Ben Beucler; dear daughter of Charles (deceased) and Thelma Lehman; cherished sister of Mary Lynne (John) Miller, Josie Ann (Jeff) Lodermeier...
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Phyllis Jane Kretz

June 15, 1924 - June 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Delmar Kosies

December 21, 1934 - June 27, 2017

Delmar "Bob" Kosies, from Chardon, OH, passed away peacefully at University Hospital on June 26, 2017. He was born December 21, 1934 to Joseph and Elizabeth Kosies (nee Hawkins). Bob is survived by son Robert L. Kosie, his wife Angela (nee Timperio), brothers Donald, Allen, and Melvin Kosies, sister Rita Enea, and grandchildren Samantha, Robert, and Annalise Kosie. A Mason and well known land...
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Suzanne Joy Novak

July 15, 1953 - June 26, 2017

Suzanne Joy Novak, known as Sue to her friends and Suzie to her family, died in her residence in Madison, Ohio due to ongoing illness.Sue worked for many years in the printing industry including: The Geauga Times Leader and Duke Printing. She was devoted to her church and its outreach programs. She will be missed by her many friends and acquaintances.She is survived by her son, Ben; sisters,...
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Dolores M. Freedman

February 15, 1939 - June 25, 2017

DOLORES M. FREEDMAN age 78 of Avon, formerly of Chester Twp. Beloved wife of the late Richard S.; loving mother of Gregory (Kelly Stropkey) Freedman and Cynthia (Mark Shepard) Freedman; devoted grandmother of Monica Freedman (deceased) and Alyssa (Mark Kiser), Alexis and Jacob Wilson; and great grandmother of Navairah, Laylah and Emelia; dear sister of Jerry (Theo) Single and cherished aunt to...
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Theodore Joseph Oster

April 29, 1940 - June 18, 2017

Theodore Joseph Oster Jr. age 77 of Mayfield Heights. Loving father of Kimberly (Walter) Argudo and Tiffany (Jason Nuwer) Oster and devoted grandfather of Xavier, Aylani and Laila Argudo. Friends may call at ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 16381 CHILLICOTHE RD., CHAGRIN FALLS, OH 44023 ON THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017, 5-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your...
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Donald Ray Farris

June 11, 1954 - June 16, 2017

DONALD RAY FARRIS, age 63 of Cleveland passed away June 16, 2017. A private family graveside services will take place later.
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Ralph Joseph Sprenger

April 12, 1935 - June 12, 2017

RALPH J. "RED"SPRENGER, age 82 of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Stefanko); loving father of Thomas (Sandy), Mary Beth (Raymond) Lyons, Richard (Jacqueline), Robert (Barbara M.), Allan (Rebecca Schaefer) and Lisa; devoted grandfather of Kelsey, Lindsey, James, David, Michael, Tyler, Lauren and Anna and dear brother of Lois (Joe) Sigmund, Bill, Coletta (Wayne) Wiley, Joseph (Beth)...
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Joseph J. Agnello

November 6, 1954 - June 11, 2017

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Michael Studnicka

October 6, 1957 - June 8, 2017

MIKE STUDNICKA, age 59, a lifelong resident of Russell Twp. Beloved brother of Pat; and loving son of the late Jerry and Patsy Studnicka. Private family services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mike's name may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Paula Kikol

September 21, 1923 - June 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Mary Lois Elder

January 28, 1924 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Joyce Travarca

February 12, 1928 - June 4, 2017

JOYCE L. TRAVARCA age 89 of Wickliffe. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore S. Sr.; loving mother of Salvatore S. Jr. (Debra Trimboli), Stephen A. and Mary Jane; devoted grandmother of Salvatore S. III (deceased) (Shelley); and great grandmother of Salvatore S. IV, Stephanie and Sydney. Friends may call at DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 5975 MAYFIELD RD., MAYFIELD HTS, OH 44124 (AT LANDER RD.) ON...
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Jerry Frank Krasovec

September 17, 1927 - June 2, 2017

Jerry Krasovec, age 89, of Aurora passed away on June 2 after a long and valiant battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Pulasky), son David, daughters Katherine (Christophe Grundmann), Margaret Dishong (John), Judy Craighead (Michael), Mary Morman (Michael), and 13 grandchildren. He was a math and physical education teacher at Brush High School for over 33...
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Russell Ackerman

August 15, 1928 - May 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Barbara Ann Mackie

August 27, 1937 - May 25, 2017

MACKIE (nee Petrie), age 79, of Painesville Twp., formerly of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late James D.; loving mother of James E. (Jodie), Lynne (William) Mackie Mitchell, and David D.; devoted grandmother of Andrew and Holly Mitchell, Alyssa (Ryan) Domke, and Jamie, Scott, Payton, Hannah, and Dawson Mackie. Friends may call at CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 12419 CHILLICOTHE RD., CHESTERTLAND...
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Elizabeth Ann Topalian

May 14, 1962 - May 24, 2017

ELIZABETH "LIZ" ANN TOPALIAN, age 55, of Burton. Beloved mother of Tom Topalian; loving daughter of Shirley Topalian-Perlmuter and the late Michael Topalian; devoted sister of Michael (Susan) Topalian, Thomas (Debbie) Topalian, and Timothy (Jen) Topalian; and dear aunt of nine. Family members will receive guests at the ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 16381 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (RT 306), CHAGRIN FALLS, 44023...
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Benjamin Shechter

December 31, 1944 - May 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Robert McKinney

September 11, 1926 - May 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Paul Ibranyi

October 10, 1940 - May 6, 2017

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John Charles Rukenbrod

January 29, 1940 - April 30, 2017

John (Jack) Charles Rukenbrod age 77, born January 29, 1940, passed away April 30, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Linda; loving father of Gwynne (Matt Smith) and John (Nicole Capuana); devoted grandfather of Otto Rukenbrod and dear brother of Kenneth "Pete" Rukenbrod and sister Kay Beck. Memorial service to be announced at a later time. A private family interment will take place at...
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Josephine A. Maresh

January 12, 1923 - April 18, 2017

JOSEPHINE A. MARESH (nee OBER) age 94 of Chardon, formerly of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Peggy (Jay) Bacher, Susan Booth, Grace Maresh and Alice (Bob) Taylor; devoted grandmother of nine and great grandmother of one and dear sister of five. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND,...
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James E. Rizzo

January 28, 1938 - April 16, 2017

JAMES RIZZO age 79 of Mayfield Heights. Beloved husband of the late Mary Jane; loving father of James (Susan) Rizzo and Lori Gunsch; devoted grandfather of Peggy and Billy Larrison, Victor and Nina Rizzo and Sarah and Theresa Gunsch and great grandfather of Veda Larrison; and dear brother of Bobby Rizzo and Joanne Bondi. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. ...
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Harvey C. Sternberg

December 23, 1918 - April 13, 2017

HARVEY C. STERNBERG AGE 98 OF MAYFIELD HEIGHTS. Beloved husband of the late Catherine I.; loving father of Judith (Robert) Gehring and Gregory (Kathleen); devoted grandfather of five and great grandfather of fourteen and dear brother of the late John and Waldemar Sternbergh. Friends may call at DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 5975 MAYFIELD RD., MAYFIELD HEIGHTS (at Lander Rd.) ON FRIDAY 5-8 P.M....
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Isabella Hyland

March 20, 1922 - April 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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LaVerne Grace Wieland

May 5, 1920 - March 31, 2017

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Barbara C. Strauss

March 1, 1925 - March 23, 2017

BARBARA C. STRAUSS (nee Cooper), age 92, of Newbury. Beloved wife of the late Morton P. Strauss and Daniel J. Corbett; loving step-mother of Karen (Charles) Wolff and Beedee (Marvin) Soskin; devoted step-grandmother of Stephanie (George) DiPaolo, Michael (Taya) Levin, Bridgette, Kevin (Audrey), and Katie Soskin, and step-great-grandmother of six; dear sister of Ruthanne (David) Love; and...
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Marjorie Veraguth

October 8, 1919 - March 20, 2017

MARJORIE VERAGUTH, age 97. Beloved wife of the late Arnold John; loving mother of Sharon (Bill) Thomas, Linda (Paul) Vajner and Lois (Alexander Kleme) Veraguth; dear nana of John Thomas, Melody (Josh) Harding, Lauren (James) Livengood, Aja Kleme and Evon Petek and great nana of Owen Wert, Ethan Wert, Riley Thomas and Tucker Thomas and dear sister of the late Paul (Dorothy) Winchester. Friends may...
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Marceline D. Mahne

July 25, 1928 - March 19, 2017

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Frank D. Mauceri

November 21, 1920 - March 18, 2017

FRANK D. MAUCERI age 96. Beloved husband of the late Frances J.; loving father of Franklin (Gerry) and Anthony (Cindy); devoted grandfather of Frank (Lisa) and Michael (Kathy) Mauceri, Candace Fencak (deceased), Nick (Sue) and Carmen (Kelly) Mauceri, Meggin and Thomas Higgins and great grandfather of Vincent, Kristiana, Johnathan, Sonny, Giorgianna, Christian, Phoebe, Patrick, Francesca and...
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John Louis Tropf

August 5, 1932 - March 15, 2017

JOHN LOUIS TROPF age 84 of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of Mary Beth (nee Winterich); loving father of Marybeth (Dale) Mack, Michael (Cyndie), Greg (Anne), Catherine (Robert) Petronzio and Diane; devoted grandfather of David (Megan), Christopher (Kristie), Ashley, Mitchel, Milan, Gregory, Robert, Morgan, John, Marina, Kristen, Robert, Joseph, Anthony and Matthew and dear great grandfather of...
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Nancy M. Hill

January 20, 1940 - March 14, 2017

Nancy M. Hill (nee Portman), age 77, passed away on March 14, 2017 at her residence in Newbury Twp. She was born January 20, 1940 in Cleveland. Nancy was a member of Newbury Community Church, and was at one time a Den Mother with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She was a Technician with Bicron and Saint-Gobain for over 25 years, retiring in 2003. She is survived by her son, Tim (Barb);...
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Gloria Wettrick Tomba

March 29, 1938 - February 28, 2017

GLORIA WETTRICK TOMBA age 78 of Richmond Heights. Beloved wife of the late Edward Wettrick and Richard Tomba; loving mother of Nina Wolf, John Wettrick, Richard (Angela) Wettrick and Laurie (Patrick) Mulhall; devoted grandmother of eight and great grandmother of nine; dear daughter of the late John and Margaret DelMonte and cherished sister of Lillian (Anthony, deceased) Augusta and Phillip ...
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Edith Louise Cappelucci

December 26, 1925 - February 24, 2017

EDITH "EDIE" CAPPELUCCI (nee Capolingua), age 91, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late Charles P.; loving mother Chip (Kathy) and Gary; devoted grandmother of Dana and Dan Cappelucci, Corie (Travis) Wright, and Kyra and David Cappelucci; dear great-grandmother of Charlee Wright; and cherished sister of the late Carmella (Frank) Marapodi, Jean (Bill) Meyers, and Anne (John) Ricchiuto. ...
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Carmela Marrapodi

November 12, 1921 - February 23, 2017

CARMELA MARRAPODI, age 95, of Warrensville Hts. Beloved wife of the late Frank Carmen; loving mother of Jeanette and David Marrapodi; and dear sister of the late Jean (Bill) Meyers, Edith (Charles) Cappelucci, and Anne (John) Ricchiuto. Memorial Service 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Friends may also call at GATTOZZI AND SON...
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John James Thomas

August 30, 1942 - February 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Helen C. Moughan

December 22, 1922 - February 16, 2017

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Dolores M. RATAJCZAK

October 30, 1932 - February 15, 2017

Dolores M. Ratajczak, age 84 of Russell Twp. Beloved wife of Eugene; loving mother of Christine (Jim Wolf) Bitner, Eugene Jr. (Becky), David, and Laurel Walden; devoted grandmother of Justin, Christopher, Stephen, Elise, Paul, Kyle, Jay, Taylor and Ryan and great grandmother of five; and dear sister of Lucille McDonald and Cecelia Matney. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME,...
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Grace C. Marik

May 13, 1922 - February 15, 2017

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Walter Robert Tuuri

June 10, 1927 - February 12, 2017

WALTER R. TUURI, age 89 of Chardon, formerly of Chesterland. Beloved husband of Ann (nee Ames) for 65 years; loving father of Barbara (Garland) Likins, Diane (Dr. Lynn Wallace, deceased) Tuuri and Kenneth Tuuri; devoted grandfather of Dr. Alison (Ryan) Allin, Bonnie (Tim) Warnky, Kate Snyder and Emily (Andrew) Miller and great grandfather of Charlie, Henry and Lucy Allin, Hannah Warnky, and...
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Katherine Ann Coleman

May 6, 1944 - February 11, 2017

KATHERINE "ANN" COLEMAN, age 72 of Munson Twp. Beloved wife of Stephen; loving mother of Jason (Tracy) and David (Nancy); devoted grandmother of Caden and Ellie; dear daughter of the late Sigmund and Shirley (nee Green) Brase and cherished sister of Peggy (Jack) Seigel. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND, OH...
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Gerald Cortland

May 2, 1939 - February 10, 2017

Ferald "Jerry" Cortland, age 77 of Russell Twp. Beloved son of Carmen and Helen (nee Chicone) Corsillo; loving father of Louise and Laura Cortland; devoted brother of David (Dottie) and Ron (Loretta) Cory; dear uncle of Brian, Melissa, Mike, Paul, Dan, Joan and Jack. Jerry was the longtime owner of Renovation Experts in Geauga County. He was also a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous...
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Janet E. Gibson

February 3, 1930 - February 8, 2017

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John Frank Cirino

March 12, 1929 - February 5, 2017

John F. Cirino, age 87 of Wickliffe. Beloved husband of Amy for 66 years; loving father of Michael (deceased) (Toni) and Judy (Larry) Strell; devoted grandfather of Kevin Strell & Michael Cirino & cherished uncle of John (Kim) and Joe (Anne Marie) Fiorello. John worked for 42 years at the Collinwood railroad yard and was a member of the Italian-American Club. Friends may call at Davis...
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Florence Moss

September 15, 1921 - February 4, 2017

Florence Moss, age 95, former longtime resident of Chester Twp., passed away Feb. 4, 2017 at Fairmount Health Center in Willoughby. She was born September 15, 1921 in Geneva.Florence was a member of the Community Church of Chesterland. She was formerly Principal Cellist of the Lakeland Civic Orchestra for many years. Florence also actively played in string quartets. She enjoyed playing card and...
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James S. Barber

May 19, 1944 - February 3, 2017

James S. Barber, age 72, died in Cleveland on February 3, 2017.Born in Cleveland, James was a long-time resident of Chagrin Falls, OH and spent the majority of his career as corporate recruiter, as well as previously a recruiter for the United States Navy. Before retiring, he became the President of his own small company providing consultation services and ecological solutions for groundwater...
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Irene M. Clyde

December 6, 1929 - February 2, 2017

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Matthew Moore

July 5, 1991 - January 29, 2017

MATTHEW MOORE, age 25, of Chesterland. Beloved son of Jim and Ursula (nee Brolli) Moore; loving brother of Megan Moore; devoted grandson of Ray and Pat Moore, and Anna Caputo and the late Nicholas Caputo; dear nephew of Evelyn, Paul, Christopher, Julia, Christina, Raymond, Paul, Marnette, Brian, Judy, and Dawn; and cherished cousin of many. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME,...
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George N. Oram

July 22, 1936 - January 29, 2017

George N. Oram, age 80, passed away January 29, 2017, at University Hospitals in Cleveland. Born July 22, 1936, in Cleveland he was a Newbury Twp. resident for 40 years. George was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a lifelong Printer, working for Addressograph and Duke Printing, and also had worked at one time as a Claims Officer at Cleveland Freightlines and Blair Freightlines....
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John Thomas Poole

February 16, 1941 - January 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Leonid Gantman

November 10, 1937 - January 22, 2017

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Gurnam Lotey

July 7, 1927 - January 20, 2017

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Mirko Cukelj

April 26, 1935 - January 18, 2017

MIRKO "MIKE" CUKELJ, age 81, of Chesterland. Beloved husband of 55 years of Katharina; loving father of Anita (Garry Yaworski) Fox, Irene Cukelj, and Mary (Dave) Tarter; devoted grandfather of Kristina, Alexander, Ashley, Joshua, Cassandra, and Julia Tarter; dear bother of Milan (Annie), Gabric, Slavko, and the late Stephan; cherished uncle of many; and owner of dog Nick. Friends may call at...
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Michael T. Levan

May 30, 1939 - January 13, 2017

MICHAEL T. LEVAN, age 77 of Chester Twp. Beloved husband of Theresa (nee Yacovella); loving father of Kimberle Caticchio (Jeff), Michele (Ralph) Smith and Marzel; devoted grandfather of Nicholis, Brittany (Lucas), Ashleigh, Antonio, Brooke, Kameron and Billy; dear son of the late Marzel and Rose (nee Tarsitano) Levan; cherished brother of the late Marzel Levan and Rosemarie Valenti; and dear...
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Erma Jean Kovach

December 20, 1927 - January 5, 2017

ERMA JEAN KOVACH (nee Bahas), born December 20, 1927 in Akron, passed from this earth January 5, 2017. Erma was a long time resident of Gates Mills, and was a graduate of Ashland High School and Cazenovia College. After college, she worked for a number of years as a Radiologic Technician at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland. Erma was an accomplished aviator and held a lifetime passion for...
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Edith Wilson

July 28, 1933 - January 2, 2017

EDITH WILSON (nee Schneider) age 83, born on July 28, 1933 in Seeheim, Germany, passed away on January 2, 2017. Beloved wife for 57 years of the late Harold Wilson. Loving mother of Lynda Robinholt of North Ridgeville and Robert (Joanne) Wilson of Russell Township. Devoted grandmother of Jeffrey (Gabriela) Wilson, Michael Wilson, Alexander Wilson, Cheryl (Joshua) Williams and Barry Robinholt....
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Frank J. Altomondo

July 7, 1955 - January 2, 2017

Frank J. Altomondo, age 61 resident of Painesville, formerly of Collinwood, passed away January 2, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic. He was born July 7, 1955 in Cleveland. Frank enjoyed playing the guitar and was a computer enthusiast. He loved family and will be greatly missed by his four-legged companion Rocky.He was a Senior Test Technician at TT Electronics in Perry for 19 years. Survivors are his...
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Helen Zatko

April 27, 1913 - December 28, 2016

HELEN ZATKO (nee Juliasz), age 103, of Richmond Hts. Beloved wife for 60 years of the late Frank; loving mother of Sandra (Richard, deceased) Mesec; devoted grandmother of Gregory Mesec and Jeffrey (Vicki) Mesec; dear great-grandmother of Keeley and Trent Mesec; and cherished sister-in-law of Edith Toth. Private interment at a later date in Shadyside Cemetery in Auburn Twp.
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Helen Lamb

September 3, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Helen Waddington Lamb, age 92, of Concord Township, passed peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. A daughter of the late James and Bessie (Smart) Waddington, Helen was born in New Philadelphia on September 3, 1924. She was valedictorian of the New Philadelphia High School class of 1942, and then went on to graduate from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case...
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Esther K. Hodgkinson

April 13, 1927 - December 21, 2016

ESTHER HODGKINSON passed away in the early hours of December 21, 2016. Esther's character was shaped in childhood by her loving, musical, and literary parents and brothers; living through the Great Depression and World War II also informed her world view. Esther was devoted to music her entire life, as a pianist, organist, teacher, and listener. She graduated from the Music Conservatory at...
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Anne Slowins

November 27, 1920 - December 16, 2016

Anne Slowins, 96, died December 16, 2016, joining her beloved husband James Walter (Jim) who was her sweetheart for 59 years of marriage. Anne and Jim met at a Cleveland ice cream shop. They married on October 4, 1941 in Holy Name Church. World War II interrupted their lives with Jim becoming enlisted as a Fireman First Class, U.S. Naval Service in 1944. Jim was honorably discharged in 1946. ...
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Margaret Therese Skala

August 15, 1930 - December 16, 2016

MARGARET THERESE SKALA, age 86, of Russell Township. Beloved wife of the late Raymond C.; loving mother of Carolyn Buehler, Debbie Skala, Mark Skala and Jayne (Mark) Nelson; devoted grandmother of Heather (Mark) Herakovic, Christopher (Sarah) Buehler, Carinne Skala (deceased), Michael Buehler and Alex Nelson and great grandmother of Hanna, Quinn and Cora Herakovic and Timmy, Katie and Ryan...
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Elsie B. Perko

January 26, 1918 - December 15, 2016

ELSIE B. PERKO 98, died Thursday December 15, at Northfield Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a longtime resident of Maple Heights before retiring to Brooksville Fl. After the death of her husband Ralph J. Perko she returned to Bedford where she resided before her stay at Northfield Village. Elsie has three children, Eileen Kasik of Brunswick GA., Ralph Perko Jr. of...
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William R. Wood

July 31, 1936 - December 9, 2016

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

November 24, 1941 - December 8, 2016

Gail L. Pestich, age 75 of Kirtland. Beloved wife of the late Simeon; loving mother of Susan (Ron) Clerico and Michael; devoted grandmother of Aiden and Owen Clerico; and cherished sister, aunt and friend. Gail was a nurse for 40 years at the Cleveland Clinic working in the emergency room and Oncology and also a community nurse in Kirtland. Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524...
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Melvin L. Forman

August 16, 1928 - December 6, 2016

MELVIN L. FORMAN, age 88 of Munson Twp. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Carnicelli); loving father of Zane (Judy), Larimee (John)(deceased) Cortnik, Lance (Mary Lee Maniche) and Montina (Rob) Gilson; devoted grandfather of Thomas and Nicole, Forman, Taylore, Kasey and Rylee Gilson; John and Joanne Cortnik; Jennifer Martinitis and Alexandra and Devon Forman and dear great grandfather of Liam and...
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Eileen Fromm

August 11, 1928 - December 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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John A. Avalon

April 2, 1929 - November 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Benjamin C. Seaman

October 14, 1942 - November 29, 2016

Benjamin C. "Buzz" Seaman Jr., age 74, of Newbury. "Loving Sweetheart" of Phyllis Lamont for 35 years; devoted father of Suzanne Seaman, Jacquelyn Baker and Gregory Seaman; dear grandfather of Nicholas and Anthony Seaman and Tommy Lee and Alexis Baker and cherished brother of Donna Sopata and the late Richard Seaman. Benjamin served in the U. S. Navy. He was a proud member of...
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Alberta D. Ulrich

September 28, 1936 - November 20, 2016

Alberta D. (nee Totarella) Ulrich, 80, of Euclid, passed away at Highland Pointe Health and Rehab Center in Highland Hts. on November 20, 2016. Alberta was born in Cleveland, September 28, 1936. She is survived by her son John (Jessica); grandchildren Jack, Joshua, Jesse, and Josephine Ulrich; twin brother, Albert (Silvia) Totarella; sister, Betty (Chuck) Dolenc; and many nieces and nephews. She...
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John D. Kelley

May 1, 1923 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Jane Mary Burns

June 15, 1930 - November 16, 2016

JANE MARY BURNS (nee Schiffert) passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at the age of 86. She was born June 15, 1930 in Lockport, NY, and had lived in South Russell since 1964. Jane was an avid bowler, and enjoyed knitting, playing cards, and flying with her late husband James. She was once a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Nanny for several different families. Jane had a love for children, and...
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Anna Marie Mark

February 26, 1927 - November 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, Chesterland, OH.
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Rickey C. Tanno

November 12, 1948 - November 12, 2016

RICKEY C.TANNO, II, age 68, of Chesterland. Beloved husband of Sherry; loving father of Sarah and Rickey Tanno, III; devoted son of Virginia McMonagle and he late Rickey Tanno, Sr.; and dear brother of Kathy Chesbourgh and Terrance Tanno. Family and friends will gather to Celebrate the Life of Rickey at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Deep Springs Trout Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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Helena Walek

June 28, 1925 - November 10, 2016

HELENA WALEK age 91, passed away Nov. 10, 2016. Beloved mother of Janet (Whitey); loving grandmother of Andre (Kathy) and Michele; devoted daughter of the late Waldislaw and Jeanne; dear sister of Jeannine and the late Louie; and dear friend and companion of Jozef and his family. Helena is also survived by many other family members in Europe. Private Services will be held.
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Janina Antczak

June 9, 1945 - November 10, 2016

Janina "Jasia" Antczak, age 71, a Chester Twp. resident for 40 years and former Mentor resident, passed away at her residence on November 10, 2016. Janina was born in Poland June 9, 1945, and was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of the Church of Saint Anselm in Chester Twp. A homemaker, she enjoyed art, interior and fashion design, cooking, sewing, and traveling. Janina's...
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Doris Jean Liggett

August 25, 1932 - November 10, 2016

DORIS JEAN LIGGETT, age 84, of Mentor, formerly of Euclid. Beloved wife of Roger Frank; loving mother of Susan Liggett and Steven (Celeste); and dear sister of Barbara Surrell and the late Michael Hurley. Celebration of Life Service 4 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid, OH 44117. Doris's family will receive friends at the...
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