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Archives for May 2013

David Jerome Golby

DAVID JEROME GOLBY, 63, of Willowick, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at Lake West Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born March 30, 1950 in Cleveland. David was a proud graduate of The Ohio State University. He loved the Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians baseball. He was the loving Dad of Gabe and Jacinthe; brother of Loretta (Gus) Babuder; uncle to John, Maggie, Kristen and Michael; former husband to Meryl Kraus; dear friend to many. The funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, Continue reading

David F. Boyd

DAVID F. BOYD, age 67; beloved companion of Lorraine Faber (nee Emerson); loving step-father of Madaline Dideon (husband Eric); devoted grandfather of Cole and Evelyn Dideon; treasured son of the late Raymond and Ruth (nee Mosses); dearest brother of Keith (wife Judith) and the late Janice; fond uncle of Tammy and Bryan; dearest nephew of Ruth Keller; dear cousin of Donna, Diane, Debbie, Jean and Bonnie and friend of many. Dave had a special and loving bond with Lorraine’s family and is survived Continue reading

Bosiljka Ivanko

BOSILJKA IVANKO, age 71. Wife of Mato (deceased); mother of Damir (Ksenija); grandmother of Andrea and Emma. The funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Croatian Church, (E. 40th near St. Clair), (PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH). Interment following at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Bosiljka at the DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON RD. (BETWEEN BISHOP RD. AND RT. 91), Continue reading

Arthur L. Kotowski

ARTHUR L. KOTOWSKI, age 91; husband for 60 years of Nancy (nee Aughey); father of Paul, Frances Hernandez, Benjamin (wife Julia), Bruce, Jeffrey (wife Mary) and Steven (wife Karen); grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 3; preceded in death by 1 brother and 3 sisters; uncle and friend to many. World War II US Navy Veteran. Contributions may be made in Art’s memory to the charity of your choice. Arthur was a World War II US Navy Veteran. After receiving his degree from the Laurence Continue reading

Virginia C. Minardo (Radis)

VIRGINIA C. MINARDO (nee Radis), age 96. beloved wife for 71 years of the late James G.; loving mother of Diane Krizman (husband Tom) and Mariellyn Stevenson (husband R. Jan); devoted grandmother of Jennifer Leisinger (husband Brad), Gregory (wife Lisa) and Brian Krizman, Philip and Virginia Stevenson and great-grandmother of Sadie, Joey and Luke Leisinger and Jake Krizman; cherished daughter of the late Louis and Emma (nee Toss) Radis; dearest sister of Nancy Lojewski (husband Walter) and the Continue reading

Biodegradable urns turn ashes into trees…

This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die... You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it Continue reading

Jean J. Johanns (Butkus)

JEAN J. JOHANNS (nee Butkus) age 85; beloved wife for 51 years of the late Edward; loving mother of Thomas (wife Christine), Bruce (wife Tina), Kim Matsko (husband John), Craig, Michael (wife Rosie), Eddy (wife Cindy) and Jeff (wife Karen); devoted grandmother of Marie Jimenez (husband Roque), John Matsko, Jr (fiancé Casey Cunningham), Kelly DiCillo (husband Todd), Liz Munter (husband Scott), Michelle (fiancé Vlado Wirgha), Michael Matsko (fiancé Ariel Scoggins), Michael, Audrey Van Pelt Continue reading

Children and Funerals

Q. I want to take my six-year-old son to my father’s funeral, but my wife feels it’s inappropriate for children to attend. She thinks it will scare him. What’s your take on this issue? A. I recently attended a funeral where two toddlers made the rounds of the reception room, as friends and relatives paid respects to the mourners prior to the service. A baby slept soundly in a carriage, then woke to bellow for a few seconds. It was a room filled with life—and the deceased (the children’s great Continue reading

Raymond Albert Nocente

RAYMOND ALBERT NOCENTE, age 89. Beloved husband for 67 years of Irene M. (nee Blewitt). Dear father of Carol Ann Edgerton (husband Bruce) of Cannock, England and Norman (wife Carla) of Parma. Loving grandfather of Amanda Newbold (husband Robert), Lisa Edgerton (husband Neil Churchill), Christopher Nocente, Lena Clark (husband Brian) and great grandfather of Olivia Grace and Henry Thomas Newbold, Anthony, Andrew and Jessica Nocente Treasured son of the late Amedeo M. and Phyllis B. (nee Bowker). Continue reading