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Archives for December 2015

John Watkins

JOHN E. WATKINS age 76; beloved husband for 28 years of Rosalie (Ulrich) (nee Racca); loving father of Jamie (wife Brenda), Glenn (wife Kim) and the late John Watkins and Lisa Ulrich; devoted grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 3; cherished brother of the late Harry. U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. John was born on February 14, 1939 in Parkersburg, WV and passed away December 27, 2015. John graduated from Maple Heights High School and lived in Garfield Heights before living in Euclid for the Continue reading

Jean Smrekar

JEAN T. SMREKAR (nee Ristl) age 93, beloved wife for 71 years of Walter; loving mother of Barbara Britton (husband Terry), Janet O’Hara (husband Michael), Karen O’Brien (husband Terry) and the late Carol; devoted grandmother of Lt. Com. David Britton, U.S. Navy (Laura), Mark Britton, Colleen Weston (Scott), Catherine O’Hara, PFC Steven O’Brien, USMC and the late Capt. Christopher Britton, U.S. Army and great-grandmother of 4; cherished daughter of the late John and Marie (nee Bauer) Ristl; Continue reading

Christina Gornik

Christina Ann Gornik Beloved daughter of Sarah and Gregory J. Gornik. Dearest sister of Constance Ciripompa and Joseph Gornik (Diane). Niece to Mitzi, Mike and Josie and Aunt to Amanda, Greg and Cade. The family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Christina at the THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD.(just east of Green Rd.)  TUESDAY  4 to 8 PM. Interment Private. Continue reading

Paul Cirino

PAUL D. CIRINO, age 68, beloved husband for 46 years of Mary Anne (nee Fazio); loving father of Natalie Chaney (husband Jeff), Paul (wife Sandi) and Jason (wife Dina); dearest grandfather of Will & Spencer Chaney, Alyssa, Sarah, Paulie, Camilla and a granddaughter on the way; treasured son of Lucian and the late Mary Jane (nee Gattozzi); cherished brother of Jerry, Jeffrey and the late David; dear nephew, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many. Paul was born March 29, 1947 and Continue reading

Richard Ferguson

RICHARD MICHAEL FERGUSON, 71, of Cleveland Heights, passed away on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Bunny (nee Ortenzi), his children Natasha Michelle Ferguson (husband Christopher Hazard), and Scott Michael (wife Hannah), his grandchildren Ryce and Liam Hazard, and Dagny and Severn Ferguson, his brother Patrick (wife Diana), sister Mary Fran Elkington (husband Richard), nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Continue reading

Margaret Butler

Margaret Elaine Butler, age 95, of Chardon, went to heaven Saturday, December 19, 2015. She was born on August 5, 1920, in Toledo, Ohio to the late Charles and Antonette (nee Stayskal) Jefferson. Margaret attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Chardon. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, playing crossword puzzles and feeding the birds. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Bowes, Peggy Stetka (husband Tim), Joyce Ridenour (husband Greg), Jeanne Hunter (husband Fred), Janice Continue reading

Juergen Lange

JUERGEN LANGE, aged 74 years, beloved husband for 40 years to the late Karen Ann (nee Fedorchak), dear father of Julie Spohn (husband Doug), Jason (wife Julianne) and Brigit Bell (husband Ted), loving Opa of Cajen, Tessa, Ronan and Kaira Spohn, Violet Lange, and Macie, Hayden, Garrett and Kylie Bell, cherished son of the late Emil and Charlotte (nee Kariot), treasured brother of Gisela (deceased), Klaus Peter (wife Margret) and Eckard (wife Anke), devoted brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, Continue reading

Denis Miller

DENIS ALAN MILLER, age 65; beloved son of the late Marie G. (nee Roback) and the late George J. Miller; loving brother of Judith Ann Tucholsky (husband William) and Frank (wife Linda); dearest uncle of Angela Miller and Carolyn Hsiao and great-uncle of three; dearest nephew, cousin and friend of many; Denis passed away peacefully December 19, 2015. Denis had spent the past 50 years in a wheelchair and has lived in UCP Group Homes since the 1960s in Barberton, Applecreek Hospital, Madison Continue reading

Eileen Welsh

EILEEN R. WELSH (nee Novotny), age 95, beloved wife of the late Peter C.; loving mother of Mary Ann Cozzens (husband Thomas, deceased), Kathleen Stasun (husband Kenneth), Peter C., Jr. (wife Shirley), Patricia White (husband Stanley), Maggie Smith (husband Donald), Carol Ponikvar (husband John), Karen Lavery (husband Ian) and Dennis (wife Debbie); dearest grandmother of 23 and great-grandmother of 31; treasured daughter of the late Joseph and Agatha (nee Stouder) Novotny; cherished sister of Continue reading