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Archives for October 2016

Beverly O’Connor

BEVERLY J. O’CONNOR, age 79, beloved daughter of the late John R. and Elda L. (nee Krueger) O’Connor; dearest sister of Rev. Bryan T. O’Connor (Dawn) and the late David W. O’Connor; treasured aunt of David (Dimitra), Raymond (Rochelle), Martin (Jennifer), John (Stephanie), Kathryn, and the late Daniel and great-aunt of many; longtime friend and companion of the late Adin B. Moore; very dear friend and caregiver Keith Moore; dear cousin and friend of many. Beverly was born on October 22, 1937 Continue reading

Lucille Myers

LUCILLE M. “CEALE” MYERS (nee Pistillo) age 79, beloved wife for 60 years of James; loving mother of Jamie (wife Josie), Joe (wife Karen), Jeff (wife Janice) and Jon (wife Kim); devoted grandmother of Nicholas (wife Alexandra), Zachary, Joshua, Brian (wife Kathy), Kevin, Christopher (fiancé Melanie Sims), Matthew, Leah, Jeffry, Justin, Juliana, Taylor, Tanna and great-grandmother of Clare and Grace; dearest sister of Michael Pistillo (wife Lynne) and sister-in-law of Mary Engle. Ceale was a 6 Continue reading

Rose Campanella

ROSE A. CAMPANELLA (nee Fioretti) age 85, beloved wife of the late Peter; loving mother of Linda , Denise “Dee Dee” Semethy, and Nicollet “Nikki” Spiteri (husband John); devoted grandmother of Eric Pritchard (wife Tracy), Ashlee Brunello (husband Joseph), Jordan Semethy, and great-grandmother “GG” of Laine, Brennan, Santino, Silvio, and Sofia; cherished daughter of the late Nicola and Theresa (nee Agresta) Fioretti; dearest sister of Carmen “Skuzzy” Fioretti (wife JoAnn); dear aunt and Continue reading

William Burke

WILLIAM H. BURKE age 91, beloved husband of the late Bernadette (nee Prescott); loving father of John, Anne Hayes (husband Marty), Kevin, Maura Sweet (husband Michael), and Neil (wife Susan); devoted grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of 6 great-granddaughters and 1 great-grandson (deceased); cherished son of the late Thomas and Susan (nee Rhodes); dearest brother of Jane Burk, and preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters; dear uncle and great-uncle of many. WWII U.S. Marine Corps Continue reading

Kenneth Brandes

KENNETH R. BRANDES age 69, was born on December 22, 1946 in Cleveland and passed away on October 26, 2016. He was the beloved husband for 46 years of Giovanna (nee Ulizzi); loving father of Christine Vidmar (husband David), Bridget DeLembo (husband Pastor Dan), and Kenneth N.; devoted grandfather of Jordin, Antonio, Madison, Cameron, Sydney and Gianna; dearest brother of Lois Nelson and Betty Lewis; fond brother-in-law of Frank Ulizzi (wife Barbara) and the late Bernice Kirchner (husband Doug); Continue reading

Alice Ponikvar

ALICE M. PONIKVAR (nee Kahn) age 86, was born on March 12, 1930 in Cleveland and passed away on October 26, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late William J.; loving mother of William J. Jr. (wife Theresa), Lynn M. Forbes (husband Melvin, IV), and Sandra A. Istok (husband Jan Edward); devoted grandmother of Becki Maas (husband Ryan), Kimberly Istok, Andrew Forbes, Ryan Ponikvar, Cheston Istok, Alex Ponikvar and great-grandmother of Emma and David Maas; cherished daughter of the late Joseph Continue reading

Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Winners

The Ross & Carmella DeJohn Five Star Education Scholarship is presented to students who have demonstrated the Five Star Leadership Qualities of Integrity, Fairness, Excellence, Independence and Professionalism. These qualities will help continue their development growth on their journeys of becoming adults. What makes this award so special is the competition generated for it. We usually receive over 150 qualified applications from students throughout the greater Cleveland area who attend Continue reading

Flag Retirement

Community Welcome to Honor Old Glory and Armed Forces Veterans Retire your worn American Flag with us during a Flag Retirement and Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, November 12 at 2PM at our DeJohn Funeral Homes & Celebrations Center at 12811 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Flag retirement is the term used to define the proper, dignified way of destroying United States flags that are no longer fit to serve the nation… ones that are Continue reading

Tree of Remembrance Ceremony

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