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Archives for October 2014

Andrew Horvath

ANDREW C. HORVATH, age 86; beloved husband for 63 years of Helene C. (nee Calire); loving father of William Minissale (wife Janice) and the late Andrew Jr.; devoted grandfather of Melissa & Carl Falsone, Lisa & Brian Potts and great-grandfather of 4. Andrew was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran. He lived in Mayfield Heights for 43 years and previously in South Euclid. He belonged to St. Margaret of Hungary Church. Andrew belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Gilmour Council and was also a Continue reading

Florence Pitschmann

FLORENCE S. PITSCHMANN (nee Spear), age 97; beloved wife for 55 years of the late Carl A.; loving mother of Carol Arnold Porter (husband George H.L.) and Louis A. (wife Lillian) of Alabama; devoted grandmother of Scott D. Arnold (Ahna Kenny), Todd D. (wife Rosella Blanding) and great-grandmother of Pyper Arnold; dearest sister of the late William J. Spear, Margaret Blair and Dorothy Williams; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Florence passed away on October 29, 2014 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Continue reading

Antoinette Ventra

ANTOINETTE L. “TONI” VENTRA (nee Germano), age 92; beloved wife of the late James; cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Francesca (nee Delia) Germano; dearest sister of the late Susan Nashel, Biagio, Nick (wife Alice) and John Germano; dear aunt of Nick (wife Maureen), Joseph (wife JoAnn) and Madeline Germano and great aunt and great-great aunt of many. Toni was a resident of Mayfield Heights for 53 years after moving from Cleveland. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Continue reading

Alfred Delanis

ALFRED S. DELANIS, aged 81 years, beloved husband for 56 years to Judy (nee Herman), dear father of Mark (wife Dianne - nee Fruscella), loving grandfather of Joe and Chris, devoted brother of the late John DeLanis and Joseph Delanis, cherished uncle and great-uncle. Born on June 12, 1933, Mr. Delanis was a 41 year resident of Lyndhurst, previously residing in Cleveland and East Cleveland. He was retired from Morrison Products on Waterloo Rd. in Cleveland, where he worked as plant Continue reading

John Donohoe

JOHN B. “JACK” DONOHOE, age 85; beloved husband for 58 years of Mirella “Lynn” (nee Martinazzo); loving father of John M., Anne Safko (husband Edward), Susan Swales (husband Thomas) and Michael (wife Elizabeth Lorbeer) of MI; devoted grandfather of Danielle, Amanda, Peter, Sarah and Rosalie; cherished son of the late William and Eileen (nee Burke); dearest brother of Eileen Vanderbilt (husband George “Bud”, deceased) and the late Rev. Fr. Robert Donohoe; dear uncle, great-uncle of friend of Continue reading

Mary Korber

MARY KORBER (nee Zajc), age 99; beloved wife of the late Michael; loving mother of Marian Sprague and Michael; devoted grandmother of Jeanne Dranchak, Erika Marquis (husband Joel), Michelle Korber and great-grandmother of Jenna, Jillian, Scout and Bobby; dearest sister of Jennie Pograis (age 100) and the late Thomas Zajc and Margaret Sepchinski. Mary was a resident of Euclid for the past two years after moving from Florida. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Collinwood. After Continue reading

Judy Ahlin

JUDY M. AHLIN (nee Henry) age 73, wife of the late Joseph; beloved mother of Margaret (Michael) Surratt, Elizabeth (Joseph) Hirshfield, Victoria (Charles) Bramley and Katherine (Douglas) Bitter; cherished grandmother of Erin, Rachel, Sara, Marshall, Kaitlyn, Olivia, Daniel and Melanie; dear sister of William Henry, Jean Broida(deceased) and Barbara Hayden (deceased). Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday October 31, 2014 at Divine Word Church 8100 Eagle Rd. Kirtland, OH 44094 where family Continue reading

Dorothy Hoenigman

DOROTHY HOENIGMAN (nee Krupka), born Oct. 4, 1922, entered into rest Oct. 26, 2014, beloved wife of the late Carl, dear mother of Susan (Mike) Castor, Thomas (Renee) and John “JC” (Victoria), loving grandmother of Scott Castor, Lori Combs, Jean Spice, Joel Hoenigman (deceased), Annalee and Elizabeth Hoenigman. She also leaves to cherish her memory five great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dorothy was a 70 year resident of Mayfield Heights after moving from Continue reading

5 Things the Dying Want Us to Know…

1. The 72-hour mark is when it begins. After losing my sister and father within nine weeks, I spent five years investigating what happens when we die. While interviewing dozens of people who work with terminally ill patients, or have had deathbed experiences or have come back from death, I learned that the dying often seem to know that they're going, and when. Within 72 hours of death, they begin to speak in metaphors of journey. They request their shoes, or their plane tickets or demand to go Continue reading