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Archives for August 2018

Emerson Myers

EMERSON FRANK MYERS, aged 70 years, beloved husband for 46 years to Nancy Jo (nee Blake), dear father of Joshua (wife Suzan), loving grandfather of Charlize and Emerson Rose, cherished son of the late Frank and Mary (nee Moritz), fond brother of Gene (wife Colleen), Harry and Steve (wife Laurel), uncle and great-uncle. Funeral services Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at the funeral home at 10:30 AM. Burial following in Knollwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the Continue reading

Joseph Petric

JOSEPH M. PETRIC age 59. Beloved husband for 34 years of Elaine (nee Ludwig), devoted father of Joseph E. (wife Amanda), cherished son of the late Joseph W. and Barbara (nee Skripko), dear brother of Leslie Petric (husband Frank Hounshell) and the late Edward (wife Robin), dearest nephew of Charles and Gloria Skripko, treasured brother in law of JoAnn and Mitchell Oschip and Jeanne and Kevin Jordan, dear uncle and great uncle of many. Joe was born on January 2, 1959 in Cleveland and passed Continue reading

Jean Kuhar

JEAN H. KUHAR (nee Gorzelanczyk) age 84, beloved wife of the late Elmer; loving mother of Kathleen Brlecic (husband John), Peggy, Kevin (wife Laurie), and Karen Jarem (husband Tony); devoted grandmother of Ryan Brlecic, Dana Bickel (husband Adam), Allison Spisak (husband Shaun), Bennett, Mallory Jarem, Gregory, Nicole and Jillian Jarem and great-grandmother of Audrey Brlecic; dearest sister of Eleanor Pawlik, and the late Stanley, Chester, Walter, Eugene, Benjamin, and John Gorzelanczyk; dear Continue reading

Sr. Mary Andrew Miller, SND

Our dear Sister Mary Andrew went home to God Wednesday, August 22, at 7:30 p.m. Sister dedicated her life to the ministry of education in many varied forms—teacher, principal, editor, author of curriculum, reading and religion texts, and coordinator/writer of a recording entitled America Defined. Sister once commented, “I always found happiness in my varied ministries, perhaps because God was there first.” The wake will be on Monday, August 27, from 2–4 and 7–9, at Notre Dame Education Continue reading

John Gorgon Jr.

JOHN J. GORGON JR., aged 67 years, beloved son of the late John J. Sr. and Verna R. (nee Schultz), loving brother of Veronica Kramer (husband Richard – deceased) and Laureen Wisniewski (husband Mitchell), dear uncle of Mitchell John III (wife Jennifer), Michael (wife Michelle) and Matthew (wife Stephanie) Wisniewski, cherished great-uncle of M.J., Jack, Henry, Brooklyn and Nico, treasured nephew, cousin and friend to many. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at St. John of the Continue reading

Anna Marie Vespucci

Anna Marie Vespucci, age 56, passed away peacefully surrounded by love on August 20, 2018, after a 13 year courageous battle with cancer.  Anna was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 24, 1962. She graduated from Maple Heights High School High in 1980. She married her husband Milo on May 6, 1988. They lived in Maple Heights before moving to Mayfield Heights in 1994. Anna worked as a medical billing administrator for Quadax until her illness forced her to retire. She spent her free time Continue reading

FAQ: My mother wants to be cremated; what choices do we need to make?

You are already a step ahead by thinking about and preplanning the funeral together. Prearranging her funeral is not only practical but also a thoughtful gesture as it relieves you (her children) from the burden of making many choices during a difficult and emotional time. Cremation is becoming a very common choice at death. In 2016, one out of every two Americans chose cremation over burial according to a Time magazine article. This is a dramatic change from previous decades, which proves Continue reading

Meet Our Staff: Constance Scheanon

As a new funeral director at DeJohn Funeral Homes, Constance Scheanon brings a wonderful new personality to the families served as she helps them on their journey through loss. A first generation Funeral Director/Embalmer and Certified Life Celebrant, at the end of the day Constance finds a sincere “Thank You” makes it all worth it to serve families during a very difficult time. Her interest in funeral homes and death care began as a junior in high school, when she participated in a Continue reading

Video: Where does my loved get cremated?

Funeral Director and Certified Life Celebrant, Ross DeJohn III, reassures families their loved one never leaves our care at the DeJohn Funeral Homes on-site crematory.   Continue reading