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Archives for July 2013

Marian E. Dickard

Marian E. Dickard (nee Burke) age 87. Beloved wife of Lester. Dear mother of Charlene “Char” Hartson (husband Cliff), Jack (wife Nicole) and Jim. Loving grandmother of Jessica Dickard and stepgrandmother of Kyle Hartson. Dear sister of the late Lillian and Donald Burke. Marian of Bratenahl and formerly of Euclid, passed away July 30, 2013 at Hospice House. She was born July 27, 1926, in Cleveland. Marian devoted much time volunteering at Hospice House, walking dogs for the Euclid dog Continue reading

After a Death, the Pain That Doesn’t Go Away…

Each of the 2.5 million annual deaths in the United States directly affects four other people, on average. For most of these people, the suffering is finite — painful and lasting, of course, but not so disabling that 2 or 20 years later the person can barely get out of bed in the morning. For some people, however — an estimated 15 percent of the bereaved population, or more than a million people a year — grieving becomes what Dr. M. Katherine Shear, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia, calls Continue reading

Donald W. Bechtold, Ph.D.

DONALD W. BECHTOLD, Ph.D., aged 78 years, beloved husband for 54 years to Clare (nee O’Rourke), loving father of Katie Gorman (Martin) and Cindy Andrews, dear grandfather of Max and Jack Gorman, brother of Leo and the late Raymond and Eugene. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at Gesu Catholic Church at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for the burial service with Military Honors on Monday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery (Rittman) at 2 PM. Family will Continue reading

Emily B. Kern

EMILY B. KERN (nee Furlan) age 85; beloved wife for 64 years of William J.; loving mother of Carolann Harkey (husband Mark), William (wife Annie) and Mary Nykiel (husband John); devoted grandmother of Kristen and Laura Harkey; Kelly and Rachel Kern, Michelle and Janeene Bensi, Johnny and Kathleen Nykiel; cherished daughter of the late Leopold and Anna (nee Prijatel) Furlan; dearest sister of the late Leo, Adolph and Joseph Furlan, Ann Winter, Albin, Francis, Maria and Elsie Furlan. Dear aunt and Continue reading

Betty D. Schnell

BETTY D. SCHNELL (nee Bokan) age 89; beloved wife of the late Jack; loving mother of Nick and Patti Schnell-DeRose (husband Ron); devoted grandmother of Matthew Wilson (wife Michele) Nicole Wilson, Samantha and Erika Schnell and great-grandmother of Madeline, Matthew, Jr, Miley Wilson and Sydney Schnell; cherished sister of the late Mike Bokan (wife Betty); dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Betty was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. She was a resident of Willoughby Hills after Continue reading

Sr. Jean Miller

SISTER JEAN MILLER SISTER JEAN MILLER, OSU (formerly known as Sister M. Matthias), daughter of the late Earl and Helen (nee Rauch) Miller; sister of Patricia Majewski, Earl Miller (Elaine), Roy Miller (Judith), Karen Miller and Dennis Miller and her deceased twin, Joan Packard and a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland with whom she shared 62 years of her life. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 7:00 P.M. at the URSULINE MOTHERHOUSE, 2600 LANDER ROAD, PEPPER PIKE, where Continue reading

Ruth Caroline Hartman Day Wilson

RUTH CAROLINE HARTMAN DAY WILSON, age 96, of Highland Hts., OH, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2013 at the A.M. McGregor Home. She was born on July 6, 1917 in Ravenna, Ohio, daughter of the late Harry D. and Lorean (Harre) Hartman. She was preceded in death by her husbands George C. Day and Dale F. Wilson, son Richard C. Day, infant sister Etta Hartman, brothers Floyd and Harry Hartman, sisters Gertrude Rickerd and Gladys Langmead, and several loving sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Continue reading

Michael S. Griggs

MICHAEL S. GRIGGS, age 61; Retired US Navy Commander; beloved husband of Gerre (nee Copp). Loving father of Jennifer; cherished son of Edna (nee Wisdom) and the late John; dearest brother of Gerald, Ann and the late Ralph. Michael was a full time employee as a mechanical engineer for Lubrizol. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to Wounded Warriors Project 4899 Belfort Rd Suite 300 Jacksonville FL 32256. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and Continue reading

David B. Shillman, Esq.

DAVID B. SHILLMAN, ESQ age 78, of Gates Mills, passed away suddenly on July 27, 2013. David was born on July 16, 1935 in Sumter, SC to the late Rabbi Samuel R. Shillman and Henriette E. (nee Bluthenthal). In 1953 David attended Phillips Exeter Academy in NH, graduating Cum Laude and then the University of Harvard, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1957. He went on to Law School also at the University of Harvard obtaining his Jurist Doctorate degree in 1960 and admitted to the bars in Virginia Continue reading