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Archives for June 2013

James H. “Jim” Rogers, Jr.

JAMES H. “JIM” ROGERS, JR age 74. Beloved husband for 35 years of Catherine (nee Buck). Loving father of Jeff of Ravenna, Ohio and Michael ( wife Mary) of Pasadena, Maryland. Cherished son of the late James H. Sr. and Julia (nee Bucholtz). Dear brother of Linda Lakatosh (husband Richard) and Gayle Rogers O’Hara. Dearest uncle of Jennifer, Shannon, Patrick, and Ashley. Dear cousin and friend of many. Jim died on June 26, 2013 in Chardon, Ohio. He was born on May 26, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. Continue reading

Diane Lynn McCloskey (McMurray)

DIANE LYNN McCLOSKEY (nee McMurray) age 56, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family Wednesday June 26, 2013. Beloved wife of Frank S.; loving mother of Patrick Gutbrod (wife Laurel), Erin Lynn Meyer-Gutbrod (husband Josh) and step-mother of Stephen and Cara McCloskey; devoted grandmother of Ryan Patrick, Lily Christine and Evelynn Tess; treasured daughter of Clarence and Mary J. (nee Spotts) McMurray; cherished sister of Kenneth McMurray (wife Claudia); dearest aunt of Eric Continue reading

Thelma Ruth Snow (Pawley)

Snow, Thelma Ruth (nee Pawley). Devoted wife of the late Webb Snow and the late Matt Purpura. Loving mother of Sue (Dave) Eastman, Webb (Pat) Snow, and Sally (Dan) Smith. Dear grandmother of Allison, Clint, and Drew (Christie) Eastman, Samantha (Pete) Stanton, Chad (Kristine) Snow, and Kristin Snow. Beloved great grandmother of Sarah Stanton, Kylie and Lexi Eastman, and Holden Snow. Special friend of Chuck Pratt. Passed away, June 25, 2013, age 85. Visitation will take place on Saturday, June Continue reading

Joseph C. Brentar Sr.

JOSEPH C. BRENTAR, SR., age 89; beloved husband for 63 years of Ann B. (nee Muhic); loving father of Joanne B. Hottois (husband John Peter), Gerald C. and and Joseph C. Jr.; cherished brother of Jerome (wife Dora) (both deceased), John (wife Mary Margaret) (both deceased), Frank (deceased) (wife Silvana) and George (deceased) (wife Carol); brother-in-law of Steve and Dorothy Muhic and Mary Muhic (all deceased); dear uncle and great-uncle of many. Born to Croatian immigrants, and lifelong Continue reading

Willis A. Bartell

WILLIS A. BARTELL, age 94; beloved husband of the late Doris K. (nee Noble) for 68 years; loving father of Randall (Ede) of Hobe Sound FL, Willis R. (Marcia Jakab) of Tucson AZ, James (Karen) of Eastlake and Richard (Jennifer Marsh-Bartell) of Cleveland; devoted grandfather of Mark, Gregory (Olympia), Julie DiBacco (Ron), Theresa, Cindy, James, David and great-grandfather of Julia, Madison, Aiden, Alex; dearest son of the late Henry & Anna (nee Arndt) of Graytown, OH; dear brother of the late Continue reading

Patricia Basista (Acker)

PATRICIA BASISTA (nee Acker), age 86, passed away June 22, 2013. She is the beloved wife of the late Dr. Richard E., loving mother of Rick, Ron, Kevin (deceased), Tom (Cathy) and Nancy Tainer (Dan), cherished grandmother of Kyle, Brad, Bryce, Matt, Nicole, Edward (deceased), Maureen and Patrick, devoted sister of Sr. Joan Acker, H.M. (deceased) and Fr. Tom Acker, S.J. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 25 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Bainbridge Twp. Private entombment was held at Continue reading

Jozica Vitulich (Valencak)

Jozica Vitulich, 68, of Wickliffe, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on June 20, 2013. She is now reunited with her loving mom and dad, Terezija and Karl Valencak; her sister Amelia Kolenko (Joseph); brother-in-law Boris, uncle Martin Walentschak (Maria) and many relatives who have gone to God before her. Born January 5, 1945 in Polje ob Sotli, Slovenia, she traveled to Cleveland in 1966 where she met the love of her life, Romano and remained with him to build a life and Continue reading

Thieves ransack homes of families attending funerals

A new warning from police about a trend so despicable, even veteran detectives are stunned: Thieves are now using funerals to rob families blind. It doesn’t get much lower than this: Bands of thieves are targeting families at their most vulnerable. Here’s how it works: When you lose a loved one, you post an obituary in the paper, along with details of the funeral. The criminals know you won’t be home, and that’s when they strike… while you’re at the cemetery. They are well-planned attacks: Continue reading

Robert G. Boothe

ROBERT G. BOOTHE, aged 85 years, beloved husband of Judith (nee Hisey), dear father of Robert (Mindy), John (Diane), Timothy (Terie), Karen, Laura Verdone (Greg), Pamela Hannold (Jerry), Jennifer Millar and Amy Bistok-Bunce (Tony), loving grandfather of Andrew, Nicholas, Bre, Jenny, John, Jennifer, Stephanie, Michael, Sara, Rachel, Christine, Timothy, Justine, Harrison, Tristan, Elizabeth, Noah and great-grandfather, and also survived by his canine pal Joey. Mr. Boothe died Wednesday at Continue reading