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Archives for July 2011


RICHARD E. "DICK" BRETZ, age 80. Beloved husband for 55 years of the late Helen T. (nee Hanahan). Loving father of Ellen Cooper (husband Gary), Richard J. (wife Nancy), Martin (wife Pam), Dennis (wife Chrissy), Timothy (wife Terri), Linda Blasko (husband David), Kathleen Speth (husband Mark) and Jeffrey (wife Jennifer). Devoted grandfather of 20 and great-grandfather of 41/2. Cherished son of the late Martin and Anna (nee Drotleff). Dearest brother of Martin and the late William. Dear uncle, Continue reading


STELLA J. D'AMICO (nee Torrisi), age 63. Beloved wife for 37 years of Joseph H. Loving mother of Carrie Hanus (husband Ryan) and Stacy MacQuarrie (husband Jamie). Devoted grandmother of Brendan, Tyler, James, Stella and Isabelle. Cherished daughter of the late Vincent and Santina (nee Caravella) Torrisi. Treasured sister of Salvatore Torrisi (wife Laura), Rosemary Grenig (husband Richard) and the the late Nancy Kidd and Lillian Torrisi. Dearest sister-in-law of Betty Heiss and the late Bernard Continue reading


GERALDINE B. BREEN (nee McCullough), age 88. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Loving mother of Kenneth (Diane DeVault), Edmund, Daniel (wife Sherry) and Charles (Lawrence Williams). Devoted grandmother of Kira, Kenneth and Katharine.Cherished daughter of the late William and Stella (nee Gilkey) McCullough. Dearest sister of the late Thomas, Charles, Paul and Leland McCullough, Wanda Boyer, Thelma Lamson and Pauline Brown. Dear aunt of many. Contributions may be made in Geraldine's memory Continue reading


DAVID RALPH ERICKSON, aged 72 years, resident of South Euclid, died July 26, 2011 in St. Petersburg, FL., beloved son of the late Ralph Erick and Louise Helen (nee Anderson), treasured brother of Susan Van Buskirk (Herndon, VA.), loving uncle to Duncan Erickson Van Buskirk (Arlington, VA.) and Cameron Anderson Van Buskirk (Suffolk, VA.). David, who was born in Cleveland, attended University School and Fenn College. He worked as a representative for grey and cast iron foundries, and later as a Continue reading


THOMAS C. HAYWOOD, age 83. Beloved husband of the late Geraldine A. (nee Crotty). Loving father of Susan Stark (husband Richard), Marianne Hadaway (husband Todd), Timothy (wife Tania), Barbara Haywood-Day (husband Richard), Donna Mitchell (husband Dale), Thomas, Edward (wife Nancy) and John. Devoted grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather of 19. Cherished son of the late Edward A. and Annette (nee Sheedy).U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Former member of the East Cleveland Auxillary Police. Continue reading


GEORGE A. METZ, age 85. Beloved husband for 57 years of Lois (nee Foster). Loving father of George D. Carol, James (wife Becky), Richard (wife Debbie) and Barbara Perusek (husband Thomas). Devoted grandfather of Amy, William, Daniel, Richard, Jacqueline, Emily, Megan and Brian. George was a member of K of C #4130 Garfield Hts Council and Moses Cleaveland Aseembly #0800. US Army Vetertan. Contributions may be made in George's memory to American Cancer Society. Mass of Christian Burial Continue reading


DANIEL L. KNOTEK, age 26. Beloved son of David and Lana (nee Angelo). Loving brother of Kristen Morelli (husband Brian) and April (fiance Curtis Lagman). Cherished uncle of Matthew, Jenna and Ava. Treasured grandson of Robert and Marian (nee Klasson) Knotek and the late Frank and Lillian (nee Mongelluzzi) Angelo. Dearest nephew of Robert Knotek, Joan and Robert Hinkle and James Angelo. Dear cousin and friend of many. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011 at St. Continue reading


MARY NICOLLI (nee Kociscin), aged 90 years, beloved wife of the late Edo, dear mother of David A. (deceased) (wife Elaine, nee Castro), loving grandmother of Jason (wife Melissa), Tony (wife Nadia) and Dave (wife Katie), fond great-grandmother of Hayden, Luca and Anthony. A Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 21, 2011 in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 9:30 AM. Burial following in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends to pay tribute Continue reading


MILDRED M. WALLS (nee Kubancik). Beloved wife of the late Robert L., Sr. Loving mother of Robert L., Jr (wife Jackie), Karen Day (husband Dan), Janet Koenig (husband James), Loretta Sparano (husband Jefry, deceased) and JoAnn Canitia (husband Thomas). Devoted grandmother of Jimmy, Tommy, Lauren, Marc, Ryan, Joey, John and Jenna. Cherished daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (nee Hrasko) Kubancik. Dearest sister of Joseph, Thomas, Vincent (wife Lorraine) and Lawrence Kubancik (wife Shelly) and Continue reading