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Archives for August 2015

Alfons Hoge

ALFONS K. HOGE, age 83, beloved husband for 50 years of Erika (nee Michitsch); loving father of Peter (wife Lisa), Sonja Guilda (husband Douglas) and Christine Kress (husband Michael); devoted “Opa” of Sarah, Nicholas, Alex and Anna; cherished son of the late August and Anna (nee Neschitz) Hoge; treasured brother of Marie Fink (husband Richard, deceased), Gustav (wife Johanna) and the late Josef (wife Frieda, deceased); dear uncle and great uncle of many. Alfons was born January 31, 1932 in Continue reading

Stella Knotek

STELLA DIAJEAN KNOTEK (nee Lyzwa), age 88. Born December 22, 1927 to the late Steve and Julia (nee Petlock) Lyzwa in Colebrook, OH. She passed away quietly on August 27, 2015 at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2012, but continued to have an independent spirit even with her physical limitations. She graduated from Grand Valley High School (formally Orwell High School) in 1946. Stella lived in Cleveland’s West Park Neighborhood for many years Continue reading

Kenneth MacQuarrie

KENNETH M. MacQUARRIE, aged 98 years, dearly beloved husband for 68 years to the late Margaret Mary (nee Simpson), dear father of Gordon (wife Monica), loving grandfather of Meghan MacQuarrie and Sarah Price (husband Ben), fond brother of the late Mary. Contributions suggested to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Donations, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655. Private family service with burial in St. John’s Norway Cemetery (Toronto, Ontario). Arrangements entrusted to THE Continue reading

Sr. Elaine Buynack, OSU

Throughout her 59 years as an Ursuline, Sister Elaine Buynack (formerly Sister M. Martina) served as a primary teacher, pastoral minister and liturgist, enlightening minds and hearts and inspiring spirits and voices in worship. Finding great delight in the beauties of nature, she could often be found, camera in hand, capturing flowers in their colorful splendor, and transforming her photos into note cards. The faith-filled minister and lover of beauty died August 26 at Regina Health Center (RHC) Continue reading

Stella Elmo

STELLA ELMO (nee Galofaro), age 79, beloved wife of the late Christy J; loving mother of Margaret, Mary Jo, and Loredana Elmo; devoted nonna of Alyssa and Michael Adamowski, and Gunner and Jagger McIlvaine; cherished daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (nee Campisi) Galofaro; dearest sister of 5 brothers and 2 sisters all of Italy. Our Mom was a really remarkable person, she came to this country when she was 27 and without any formal education she learned to speak English by watching Continue reading

Dolores Farr

DOLORES E. FARR (nee Olmstead) age 98, beloved wife of the late Richard M., Sr; loving mother of Karen L. Sawonik (husband Ronald), Richard M., Jr (wife Sharon), Dennis F. (wife Kerri) and Kevin A.; devoted grandmother of Mike Sawonik (wife Lexi), Dan Sawonik (wife Michele), Nate (wife Katrina) and Curt (husband Antonio); dearest sister of Patricia Hartman, Carol Madsen and the late Elizabeth Seeley and Ted Olmstead; dear aunt of many. Dolores was born on September 30, 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio Continue reading

Paul Lidrbauch

PAUL A. LIDRBAUCH, aged 78 years, passed on Sunday, August 23, 2015. He will be missed. Born in 1937 to James and Marie Lidrbauch. His wife Joan (Falatek), his brother Norman (Carolyn Bart) and brother-in-law Joseph Falatek (Bonnie Lindsey) survive him, as do his children and their families. Paul met his amazing wife Joan in Junior High School. "It was the best and luckiest day of my life." Their first date was a Cleveland Indians ball game. Joan had earned game tickets for straight "A"s. Continue reading

Terrence Chambers

TERRENCE P. “TERRY” CHAMBERS, 67, of Chagrin Falls, entered into eternal life in Herrin, IL on August 20, 2015, surrounded by his family and after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Washington, DC February 9, 1948 to the late James J., M.D. and Rita (nee Ferreri) Chambers. Terry graduated from Brush High School in 1966 and Case Western Reserve College in 1973. He has lived in South Euclid, Dublin, OH, Charleston, South Carolina and Chicago, Illinois before moving to Chagrin Continue reading

Sr. Ann Gertrude Hill, OSU

Generations of Ursuline College students on two campuses learned chemistry from keen-minded Sister Ann Gertrude Hill. Others developed computer skills under her tutelage. Still other individuals were nurtured spiritually through her ministries at area skilled nursing facilities. The soft-spoken and beloved teacher and minister, in residence at Regina Health Center since March 2013, died suddenly August 18 at Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center. She was 93. She had marked 70 years as an Ursuline Continue reading