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Archives for August 2011


ROBERTA P. "BOBBE" TORTORICI (NEE PENN), age 73 was the devoted wife of the late Joseph A. She was a loving mother to Carole Bruno (husband Jack), Joan Knittel (husband Jeff) of Florida and Jean Gullia (husband Christopher) of Canfield, Ohio as well as a devoted and cherished grandmother to Andrew and Ryan Bruno, Jordan, Amber and Lexie Knittel and Gabriella and Grant Gullia. She was the dearest daughter of the late Allan and Irene (nee Gordon) Penn; beloved sister of Richard Penn (wife Continue reading


Elizabeth A. "Betty" Strauss passed away at age 75 on August 29, 2011. She was married to Charles J. for 56 years and mother to Charles J. (wife Mary) of North Carolina, Robert G. (wife Michele) of Eastlake, and Laura A Niederst (husband Joseph) of Chardon. Her parents were Peter and Olga (nee Binaw) Lyczko. She was a devoted grandmother of Kristen, Erin, Lauren, Becky, Carli, Joey and Emily. She leaves behind siblings Helen Bencheck of Mayfield Heights, Dorothy Yarrow of Florida, Kathy Continue reading


ROSE KEMP (nee Oravecz), age 81, died peacefully at home August 27, 2011 surrounded by family; beloved wife of the late Stanley; loving mother of Katherine Ventura (husband Richard), Mary Beth Baxley (husband William), Carolyn Namciu and the late Michael; devoted grandmother of Meghan & Andrew Ventura, Rosie & Alyssa Baxley, and Johnny & twins Juliana and Lauren Namciu; survived by siblings Frank (Jean) Oravecz, George Oravecz, Stanley Oravecz, Helena Davis, Andrew (Elaine) Oravecz, Continue reading


DANIEL LANESE, age 57. Beloved husband for 36 years of Paula (nee Colacarro). Loving father of Stephanie (fiance Jesse Alexander) and Ginenne. Treasured son of the late John and Dolores (nee Ramaciatti). Cherished brother of Pamela. Dearest nephew of Marilyn and James Martines, Janice Pettine and Lynette Perconti. Dear brother-in-law of Donna and Don Hamlin, Michele and Mark Milko, Michael and Charyl Colacarro. Devoted uncle, cousin and friend of many. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Continue reading


BERNARD C. DIGMAN, age 89, was the beloved husband of Mildred (nee Prock) and the late Mary Lou (nee Bowers). He was a loving father of Gary (wife Susan), Carol Dissauer (husband Robert), and step-father of James Clough (wife Sue) and Ruth Cloug. He was also the dearest grandfather of Matthew Digman, Evan Dissauer, and step-grandfather of Brian, Gregory and Scott Clough, and great-grandfather of 7. A proud veteran of the United States Navy and World War II he had a long career as an Continue reading


DOLORES A. STONER (nee Demko). age 77. Beloved wife for 52 years of the late David "Cappy". Loving mother of Michael (wife Cindy). Devoted grandmother of Stephanie Stoner (Danny Diemert), Katie Stoner (Gregory Bilyk) and great-grandmother of Sophia Jeffrey. Cherished sister of Kenneth Demko (wife Susan). Dear aunt and great-aunt of many. The Prayers of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11:30 AM at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. Continue reading


ROSE LADNY (nee DeMay), age 95. Beloved wife of the late Michael J. Loving mother of the late Antoinette Palmisciano (husband Joseph). Devoted grandmother of Rebecca Vdakakes (husband Paul), Michael and John Palmisciano (fiance Donna O'Donnell) and great-grandmother of Maria, Marisa and Francesca. Cherished daughter of the late Domenic and Antonina (nee Lanza) DiMaio. Dearest sister of Daniel DeMay and Gloria Brandt. Preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters. Dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Continue reading


ALFRED W. CALLAHAN, age 84. Beloved husband of the late Bernice G. (nee Wary). Loving father of Sherry Petryszyn (husband Ted) and Valerie Perout (husband Dave). Devoted grandfather of Rosemarie Petryszyn and Jonathon Perout. Preceded in death by 4 brothers and 7 sisters. World War II U.S. Army Veteran. Contributions may be made in Al's memory to the Charity of Choice. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Al, Saturday September 3, 2011 from 1-4 PM at the Continue reading


ANTON OBLAK age 88, beloved husband of Vida (nee Kosnik); loving father of Mark (wife Veronica); cherished grandfather of Matthew; dear brother of Marija Zakelj and the following of Slovenia: Lojze, France, Kristina Adamic, Bogomir and the late Stanko, Vinko and Viktor; uncle and great-uncle to many. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday August 29, 2011 at St. Vitus Church. Interment All Souls Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at THE COSIC FUNERAL HOME 28890 Continue reading