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Archives for February 2015

Carol Yost

CAROL JEAN YOST age 77. Beloved companion for 44 years of the late Angelo J. “Russ” Columbo; cherished daughter of the late Arthur and Hattie (nee Schmidt) Yost; loving sister of Marilyn DiLeonardo (husband Frank deceased), Dolores Yarmock and Jim LePelley (wife Paulette - nee Yerich); dear aunt and great-aunt of many. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Carol’s memory to American Cancer Society/NE Ohio, 7861 Crile Road Concord, OH 44077 (www.cancer.org). Prayers of Christian Continue reading

Ralph Vara

Ralph M. Vara, age 89. Died peacefully on February 25th 2015. Ralph was born on February 8, 1926 and never ceased to amaze us with his courage, intelligence and determination. Graduating early from Shaw High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines Corps at age 17. Serving in the Pacific Theatre during WW II, he fought in the Iwo Jima campaign as a member of the Fifth Division, Fox Company. Ralph completed his military career as part of the occupying forces in Japan. Ralph returned home and, Continue reading

Carolyn Ballato

CAROLYN BALLATO, aged 58 years, dearly beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Madge (nee Marino), dearest sister of Charles J. (wife Tina), loving cousin of Josephine Roberto (husband Martin) and Geri Cremo. Carolyn was a 30 year employee of the Cleveland Clinic, and fought a courageous life-long battle with cancer since she was 13 years old. Contributions in memory of Carolyn suggested to The Cleveland Food Bank, 15500 S. Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, OH 44110. Funeral services will be held on Continue reading

Nadja Banusic

Nadja Banusic, age 61. Beloved wife of Ivica; dear mother of Mirella Waina (Christopher) and Damir (Kristina); grandmother of Emma and Kaylie. Family will welcome visitation to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Nadja at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD on SUNDAY, MARCH 1 FROM 2-5 PM. The Funeral Service will begin Monday at 10AM at the DeJohn funeral home in Willoughby Hills followed by a gathering at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Ohio. Continue reading

Joseph Poch

JOSEPH A. POCH, aged 83 years, beloved husband for 63 years to Clara (nee Saranita), dear father of Sandra Zabukovec (Gary), Barbara Robinson (Tom), Dianne Barto (Steve) and Linda Ryan, loving grandfather of Paul and Nicole Zabukovec, Jake (fiancée Mary Platz) and Sara Robinson, Christopher and Gianna Barto and Jessica Ryan, cherished brother of Anthony (Ann) and Joanne Schneider (Darrell), devoted uncle, great-uncle and friend to many. Relatives and friends are requested to meet for the Continue reading

Marylou Kundrat

MARYLOU KUNDRAT, age 81, of Ashtabula, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Geauga Hospital.  Born August 2, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Samuel and Pearl (nee Van Wagner) Laviano. Marylou lived in Newbury before moving to Ashtabula 10 years ago. She is survived by her sons Gary (wife Tina) of Rock Creek, and Paul (wife Daphne) of Canton, GA; daughters Laure Crowley (husband Bill deceased) of Chardon and Judy Kundrat of Rock Creek; grandchildren, David (wife Nikki), Thomas (wife Continue reading

Richard Schmidt

RICHARD R. SCHMIDT age 89, beloved husband for 56 years of Barbara B. (nee Bullock); loving father of Elizabeth “Beth” Stickley (husband Timothy) of Mayfield Village, Susan Thomson (husband John) of Wisconsin and the late Daniel (wife Dian Brandenburg); devoted grandfather of William Schmidt, Chelsea, Katelyn and Maggie Stickley and Erin Thomson; cherished brother of Doris Fousek of Wickliffe and the late Eugenia Baku; dear uncle to Linda Fousek. World War II U.S. Army Air Force Continue reading

Janet Heinz

Private Family Services were held for Janet (nee Radder) Heinz, 92, of Mentor.  Ms. Heinz died on Saturday Feb. 21, 2015 at Tri-Point Medical Center.  She was a resident of Mentor for over 50 years previously residing in Willowick and Cleveland Heights. Janet worked in Material Control for many years at Motch & Merriweather in Euclid.  She loved her crafts, gardening, making silk flower arrangements, being by the beach and fast cars.  Janet loved playing games, including gin rummy, Continue reading

Marion Lorenzo

MARION D. LORENZO (nee Shutack) age 85; beloved wife for 46 years of the late Anthony; loving mother of Joseph Centofanti (wife Becky), Lorena Graham (husband Larry), Patricia Smith (fiancé Matthew Moehring), Anthony (wife Jeannine) and Nicole Lorenzo-Luna (husband Arturo); devoted grandmother of Joseph (Annie), Jennifer, James (Lydia), Jonathan and Jordan Centofanti, Bridget Conway-Sopko (Mark), Jon and Grace Graham, Christian, Jason and Anthony Smith, Thomas and Caitlyn Lorenzo, Salvador and Continue reading