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Archives for July 2018

Congratulations 2018 Scholarship Winners!

DeJohn Funeral Homes Awards Eight Student Scholarships Educational Scholarship Amount Increased for 2018 We are pleased to announce the eight local students we have awarded with our Ross Sr. & Carmella DeJohn Memorial Scholarship. It should also be noted that the scholarship has increased from $500 each student in 2017 to $750 each student for his or her college tuition or books in 2018. Scholarships were awarded to Alex Weaver of Kirtland High School (attending  Ohio University, Continue reading

Layne Kendig, Sr.

LAYNE E. KENDIG SR. age 80, beloved husband for 49 years of the late Darling (nee Vadakin); loving father of Layne E. Jr. (wife Marybeth), Kurt P. (wife Shirlee), and Michelle Stufflebeam (husband Brice) of New Plymouth, OH; devoted grandfather of Ashley Burtscher (husband Michael), Alexa Krumpak (husband Matthew), and Brandon, Corey (wife Saissy), Colin, Tim, Allison, and Reggie Kendig, Cole and Erik Stufflebeam and great-grandfather of Julian Burtscher and Rowyn Kendig; cherished son of the Continue reading

Drago Horvat

DRAGO “CHARLIE” HORVAT, age 55; beloved son of Joseph and Cecilia (nee Zelko); loving brother of Olga Trueman (husband Robert); devoted uncle of Brian Trueman (wife Laura), Kevin Trueman (wife Maria), Michael Trueman (wife Alexandra), Kelly Trueman and great-uncle of 7; dearest nephew of many aunts, uncles and cousins in Slovenia and Canada. Charlie was born on June 15, 1963 in Winnipeg, Canada and passed away on July 28, 2018. He resided in Burton for the last ten years, and prior to that he Continue reading

Antoinette Hirsch

ANTOINETTE “TONI” PACE HIRSCH (nee NUNZIATTA), born on August 28, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Grace and Carmen, passed away at age 90 on July 25, 2018 in Aurora, Ohio. Antoinette was the beloved wife of the late Dan Hirsch. She is survived by her children Jerry "Chip" (Annie, deceased), Robert (Diane), and Cindy Pace; six grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Contributions may be made in memory of Toni to Crossroads Hospice at Continue reading

Matilda Balas

MATILDA I. “MILLIE” BALAS (nee Ellis) age 84; beloved mother of Ronald F. Jr. (wife Karen), Robert (wife Elaine) and the late George (wife Eilene Toomey) and Les; devoted grandmother of Tara Issa, Christopher, Matthew, Megan (fiancé Robert Goodrich), Steve Toomey (wife Diane), Patrick Toomey (wife Kristina), Logan, and great-grandmother of 8; cherished daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Ellis; dearest sister of the late William and John Ellis; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Matilda Continue reading

Sr. Kathleen Burke, OSU

Artist and Educator Sister Kathleen Burke (formerly Sister Ambrose) was a woman of great creativity, an influential teacher and colleague, a deeply spiritual Ursuline, filled with wit and compassion, grace and an entrepreneurial spirit. She touched countless lives, especially during her years at Ursuline College. An avid and keen photographer, her photos of water, and trees and stone capture the beauty of nature and wonders across the world. Kathleen died July 24 at David Simpson House of Continue reading

Robert Fisher

ROBERT C. FISHER age 89, beloved husband for 59 years of Jeannette A. “Jan” (nee Harrold); loving father of Joseph, Allen (wife Gail) and Jennifer; devoted grandfather of Joseph and Thomas Fisher; cherished son of the late Joseph R. and Josephine (nee Beatrice); dearest brother of Rose McElhaney and the late Joseph R. Fisher, Jr.; dear uncle and great-uncle of many. Robert was born on March 3, 1929 in Lowellville, Ohio and passed away on July 23, 2018. He was a resident of Lyndhurst since Continue reading

Edith Lukez

After living a full life centered around family, commitment, travel, and love, Edith Marie Lukez passed away in Kirtland, Ohio, on July 21 after a brief and very aggressive illness. The first child of Edmund Stransky and Johanna Eva Kozelj, Edith was born in 1937 in Tržič, Slovenia, a beautiful mountain town in the Julian Alps. After the Second World War ended, she and her parents were first interned by and subsequently forced to flee Yugoslav Communists. After a harrowing near-death journey, Continue reading

Ann Friedel

ANN JOSEPHINE FRIEDEL (nee Bozic) age 89, beloved wife for 67 years of Jerome; loving mother of Jerome, Jr. and Deborah Bebout (husband David); devoted grandmother of Melissa, Vanessa Dipko (husband James), John (wife Brittany) and great-grandmother of  Isabella, Emelia, Piper, Calvin and Andrew; cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (nee Terselic) Bozic; dearest sister of the late Joseph (wife Dorothy, deceased), Frank and Steven Bozic; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Ann was born Continue reading