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Archives for December 2011


CYNTHIA B. HOGAN (nee Beeh), aged 91 years, beloved wife for 62 years to James C., loving mother of Sue Hogan, devoted grandmother of James H. Hogan, treasured daughter of the late George and Susie (nee Tibbetts) Beeh, dear sister of the late John Beeh (wife Ellie), fond aunt and grand-aunt. Mrs. Hogan was a United States Navy Veteran of W.W. II. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to The Y.M.C.A., 2200 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH. 44115; or to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 Continue reading


FRANCES"Francka" RIGLER (nee Tiringar) age 90, wife of the late Ivan; beloved mother of Mary Ann (Matthew) Hozjan, Joseph (Kumpok), Anthony (Eileen) and John (deceased); cherished grandmother of Laura (Marshall) Petrey, Ann (Dan) Fiorta, Matthew (Susie) Hozjan Jr., Steven Hozjan, Christine (Brent) Roth, Thomas Rigler, Melissa (Paul) Clancy, Michelle (Michael) Humphreys, Shannon and Timothy Rigler and great-grandmother of twelve; sister of Ivana, Anton and Franc (all deceased); aunt of many Continue reading


BENJAMIN F. OLIPHANT, aged 86 years, passed away Dec, 22, 2011, beloved husband for 31 years to Marjorie (nee Culp), dear father of Taylor Dixon Oliphant, former husband of Eve and father to their children Brett, Pamela McNully and Curtis Bleyle, fond brother of Marjorie Hobbs and the late Shirley, Helen and Jack. Contributions suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. At the request of Ben, no service will be held, but think of him in your thoughts and prayers. Cremation by DeJohn Continue reading


JAMES L. AVON, age 68; beloved husband of Sherry L. (nee Podgurski); loving step-father of Tabitha Koval of NV and Michael Flynn (wife April) of AZ; devoted grandfather of Mikey, Savannah, Maria, and Samantha; dearest son of the late Rita (nee Margo) and Hank; cherished brother-in-law of Walter Podgurski (wife Betsy), John Podgurski (wife Kim) and Jeanne-Marie Sable; dear uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Jim Avon lived a life filled with family, childhood friends and many passions. As a Continue reading


Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen Wilk (nee Crowley) , 93, will be on Friday , December 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM at The Church of St. Mary, 401 North Street, Chardon, OH. Mrs. Wilk passed away Tuesday under Hospice care at her home. Katie, as she was known by many, worked as a department head of both the EKG and EEG departments at Lake County Memorial Hospital. She loved her Irish heritage and traveled many times to Scotland and Ireland. She traveled all over the United States and many Continue reading


ALICE E. MITCH (nee Heiser) age 81. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Rose Tanker (husband Michael), Michael (wife Rita), Marilyn Guenther (husband Ronald), Frank (wife Maureen), Terry and James (wife Lisa). Devoted grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 7. Cherished sister of the late Nancy Hinkle. Dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Contributions may be made in Alice's memory to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Northeast Ohio, ATTN:Donations, 26210 Emery Rd., Suite 307, Continue reading


JOYCE A. McQUOWN (nee Allen), age 94. Beloved wife of the late Harry Dean. Loving mother of the late Dean Allen (wife Verna). Devoted grandmother of David and Steven. Cherished daughter of the late Richard and Maybelle (nee Winter) Allen. Contributions may be made in Joyce's memory to The Salvation Army. A Graveside Service will be Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 11 AM at Knollwood Cemetery, 1678 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Heights, OH (Please Meet Inside Gates). Arrangements by THE Continue reading


THERESE DAHER, age 87. Beloved daughter of the late Salim and Mariam Daher. Loving sister of Elias and the late Alex, Anna Thomey, Abdoo, Matilda , and Wardeyah Selwan. Dearest aunt and great-aunt of many. Contributions may be made in Therese's memory to St. Maron Catholic Church or Gesu Catholic Church or the Aitaneet Brotherhood Foundation. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10:30 AM at St. Maron Catholic Church, 1245 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. Continue reading


MARY C. MENDISE (nee Del Re), age 87. Beloved wife of the late Sam T. Loving mother of Nicholas E. (wife Lydia) and the late Sam. Devoted grandmother of Dr Lisa N. Mendise-Rogers (husband James) and Nicholas A. Cherished daughter of the late Nicola and Isabella (nee Fiorilli) Del Re. Dearest sister of the late Lucille Yafonar (husband Edward, deceased), Vincent Del Re (wife Mamie, deceased), Joseph Del Re (wife Louise) and Anthony Del Re (wife Anna Marie). Dear aunt and great-aunt of many. A Continue reading