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Archives for April 2013

The 8 “Must Dos” Of Funeral Planning

Little is more heart-wrenchingly difficult than the task of: FUNERAL PLANNING Most people in the bereavement industry are compassionate individuals who truly care about those whom they serve. However, as with any other business, the bereavement industry also has its fair share of "undesirables." At best, these undesirables can include funeral directors who use emotional manipulation and clichéd "hard selling" to push clients into purchasing items that they do not want or need. At worst, Continue reading

Norbert Peter Lehane

NORBERT PETER LEHANE, age 89; beloved husband for 58 years of the late Donna M. (nee Bonnay); loving father of Mary Karen "Karey" Gilmour (husband Patrick), Maureen, Kathleen Urbanek, Colleen Gallagher (husband Patrick), Paul and the late Norbert Brian; devoted grandfather of Patrick (wife Beth) and Colleen Gilmour, Kara, Erin and Daniel Urbanek, Timothy (wife Katie), Meghan and Joseph Gallagher and great-grandfather of Ryan and Kaylee; cherished son of the late John and Mary (nee Carroll); Continue reading

When Is the ‘Right’ Time To Go Through Your Late Spouse’s Belongings?

One of the most common dilemmas that the widowed face from both practical and emotional standpoints is deciding when to go through a late spouse’s belongings. How long should you wait? Do you accept offers of help? How do you know when the time is right? Additionally — and there is no getting around it — while continuing forward on your Healing Journey, you will occasionally experience moments of grief. Activities such as going through your beloved’s clothing, selling vehicles, putting away Continue reading

Ardelle H. Givens

ARDELLE H. GIVENS (nee Heppes), age 94. Beloved wife of the late James R. Loving mother of Jimmy Ray (wife Linda) and Jerry. Cherished grandmother of Lauren Brown and great grandmother of Hayden. Contributions may be made in Ardelle's memory to the Hillcrest Meals on Wheels, 1341 Parkview Dr. Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124 or to the Church of the Saviour, United Methodist, 2537 Lee Rd Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118. Private Burial at Acacia Memorial Park Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service in Continue reading

Katherine M. “Katie” Satava

KATHERINE M. "KATIE" SATAVA (nee Szabo), age 92.; beloved wife of the late Joseph F.; loving mother of Carol Caroscio (Angelo, deceased), Joseph (Lin Marie), Dennis (Mary Ellen) and the late Kathy Owens; devoted grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 13; dearest sister of Helen Svoboda and the late Betty Kunigonis, Mary Meyers, Gizella Panka and Louis Szabo; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 29, 2013 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church of Sacred Continue reading

Irene Tusoch

IRENE TUSOCH (nee Zampan) age 96. Beloved wife of the late Jasper; loving mother of Michael (wife Paula, nee Grasso) and Mary Fortman (husband Dave); devoted grandmother of Angela Meek, step-grandmother of Nicky and Kevin Lehman (wife Kim) and great-grandmother of 4. Dearest sister of the late Carmella Cornell, Frank Zampan, Mary Galizzia, Ermie Zampan, Cynthia, James and Samuel Zampan; treasured sister-in-law of Patsy and Emma Tusoch; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Mass of Christian Continue reading

Margaret M. Slopko

MARGARET M. SLOPKO (nee Ivancic), aged 88 years, beloved wife of the late Ralph, dearest mother of Roseann Clough (husband John), Meg Mramor (deceased) and Nancy Ilacqua (husband Carmen), loving grandmother of Rebecca Voldrich (husband John), Nancy Sherman (husband Scott), Elizabeth and David Mramor, and Michael and Dana Ilacqua, fond great-grandmother of Elizabeth Voldrich, devoted daughter of the late Frank and Rose (nee Valencic) Ivancic, cherished sister of Mary Mramor and the late Rose Continue reading

Thomas Zorich

THOMAS J. ZORICH age 95 passed away peacefully April 24. Beloved husband of Julia (nee Cvetkovic); loving father of Margaret (James) McKenney, Robert(deceased) (Ha To “Patty") Zorich, Joan (Charles) Fox and Theresa Sudman; cherished grandfather of James, Adrienne, Ivory, Thomas, Erin and Meghan; great-grandfather of Camryn and Haley; dear brother of Anne Cicora, Dorothy Faidiga and the following deceased: Paul, George, Mike and Kay Bojack. Thomas served with honor in the Navy aboard the USS Continue reading

Karen Elizabeth Leach

KAREN ELIZABETH LEACH, aged 37 years, dearly beloved daughter of Frank H. and Frances L. (nee Pearson), dear sister of Nathan (wife Teresa) and Daman, cherished niece, aunt, cousin and friend to many. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Karen may be sent to Communion of Saints Parish, Attn: Christian (memo line – Leach Funeral), 2475 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118. Visitation on Friday May 3, 2013 from 9:30 – 10:00 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann Catholic Continue reading