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Archives for May 2014

James Roddy

JAMES J. RODDY, age 78. Beloved husband of the late Betty (nee Dahn); Dear father of Jim Jr. (Felicia), Liz Rudibaugh (Tom) and Matthew (Meghan); Jim’s greatest source of joy were his grandchildren Tricia, Meagen, Jimmy III, Katie, Tommy, Michael, Elizabeth, Matthew and Joseph; Dearest brother of John J. “Jack” Roddy, Jr. (deceased)(Carol) and Frank J. (Kathy). Son of the late John J. and Elizabeth (nee McHale). Jim was the Founder and President of Northern Ohio Plumbing Co. Jim was the Continue reading

Joseph Leban

Joseph Leban age 93 of Euclid, passed away May 29, 2014 at Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center in Euclid. Mr. Leban was born in Poljubin , Slovenia and was a resident of Euclid for 48 years. An auto mechanic by trade, he was employed as a blacksmith by Republic Steel in Cleveland. He was a member of the Slovenska Pristava Pensioners and the Primorski Klub. He is survived by his daughters Irene (Domenic) Bellomo and Miriam (Sean) McCluskey and grandchildren Brad and Brian Bellomo and Madeline Continue reading

Geraldine Haddad

GERALDINE R. HADDAD (nee Thomas) age 84; beloved wife of the late James G.; loving mother of Gayle Pitrone (husband Jeffrey), Jamey (wife Mary Kay Gray) and Ginger Haddad (husband Peter Lamb); devoted grandmother of Patrick Pitrone (wife Colleen), Jessica Jais (husband Aaron), Georgia and great-grandmother of James, Sean, Lucy and Henry; treasured daughter of the late Fred and Georgette (nee Ghattas) Thomas; cherished sister of Carol Marcellino, George Thomas of Australia and the late Norma Continue reading

Dorothy Kline

Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy J. Kline, 89, will be Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM at St. Mary Church, 401 North Street, Chardon, OH. Fr. Dan Redmond will officiate. Mrs. Kline died Thursday at UH Geauga Medical Center. She was a resident of Chardon for 32 years. Born February 2, 1925 in Kenosha, WI, Dorothy enjoyed crafting and spending time with her family. She was a very loving and caring woman. She is survived by her son Frank J. Kline, daughters Pat (Don) Kuhn and Continue reading

From Celeste Sciortino & Angela Saporito

Ross, I simply cannot thank you and your staff enough for your outstanding service, attention to detail, patience and understanding during the planning of my mother's funeral. The follow through and support by everyone on your team was beyond compare. You did my mother and her family a great honor by bringing beauty and dignity to her final farewell. Ross, your standard of excellence shines through in all of your employees and you my friend, are grace under fire. Thank you again. Continue reading

Bernard Brooker

Bernard Brooker age 86. Former husband of Norma. Loving father of John (Melissa) and Bonny Brooker. Dear grandfather of Tina Taylor, Christopher and Samuel Brooker, and great-grandfather of Witney Jenkins. Bernard was a United Auto Worker, U.S. Army Korean Veteran, life member of the 25th Infantry and he volunteered at the Wickliffe Senior Citizens Center. The family suggests contributions to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Rd Suite 270 Valley View, OH 44125. Burial following Continue reading

Dorothy Faist

DOROTHY J. FAIST (nee Benes), aged 91 years, beloved wife of the late Russell L., loving mother of Kathleen Nusser (Richard), Diane Faist (Cuy Chaning), Margaret Harris (David), Jerome (Ann), Frank (Carolyn) and Mary Faist-Pekala, cherished grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 10, devoted daughter of the late Frank and Tillie Benes. The family requests memorial contributions to The Alzheimer’s Association of Cleveland, 23215 Commerce Park Dr., Suite 300, Beachwood, OH. 44122; or to Continue reading

Antonette Kramer

ANTONETTE “VICKIE” KRAMER (nee D’Ercole ) age 85. Beloved wife for 60 years of John F. Jr. Loving mother of Laura Kramer Kuns (husband Martin) and John, III (wife Carolyn). Devoted grandmother of Martin, Vincent, Elisa Huelskamp (husband Chris), Jessica, and great grandmother of Jason and Jacob. Cherished daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (nee Palma) D’Ercole. Dear sister of Ann Panich, Betty Sivillo, Lillian Primitivo, James D’Ercole, Evelyn Del Mastro, Emily Ferraro, Ollie Pecora, Elva Continue reading

Joseph Melaragno

JOSEPH M. MELARAGNO age 88; beloved husband for 67 years of the late Gloria (nee Lanzuisi); loving father of Anthony (wife Kathy Immerman), Josephine Jones (husband Richard) and Laura Valencic (husband Terry); devoted grandfather of Jennifer Jones Donatelli (husband Joseph), Amanda Jones Bhalla (husband Ritam), Terence Valencic, Jr. (wife Allie), Daniel Jones, Joseph Melaragno (wife Jennifer), Abby Valencic, Andrew Melaragno, Anthony and Carly Valencic; cherished son of the late Antonio and Continue reading