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Archives for September 2018

Jamal C. Yuhas

JAMAL C. YUHAS (nee Owen) age 82, beloved wife of the late Julius; loving mother of Nick (Mary Kay), David (Gretchan), Joy Yuhas-Slates (Dan), and the late Joe; devoted grandmother of Nicole Furman (Brian), Joseph, Grace, Danny, Gavin, Griffin, Kathryn, Lauren, and the late Danielle and great-grandmother of Ian, Sydny, and Asher Furman; cherished daughter of the late Charles and Matilda (nee Mansour) Owen; dearest sister of the late Rosemarie Botts and Fayes Owen; dear aunt and great-aunt of Continue reading

Edward Schaller

Edward S. Schaller. age 94, beloved husband for 69 years of Mary M. (nee Brandt); loving father of Leslie (Timothy Foran) and Lisa Schaller-DeCarbo (husband Nick); cherished son of the late Edward S. and Florence M. (nee Sewell); dearest brother of the late Helen M. Collins (husband Albert, deceased), Janet M. Angus, and Florence “Rita” Hall (husband Alvin, deceased); dear uncle and great-uncle of many. World War II U.S. Army Veteran. Ed was born on Christmas Day 1923, and died September 27, Continue reading

Charles “Chuckie” Zingale

Charles “Chuckie” Zingale age 54, beloved son of Charles “Charlie” (wife Susan) and Darlene Hochstetler (nee Johnson) (husband Robert deceased); dearest brother of Sherri Meador (husband Gary); devoted uncle of Courtney, Kylie and Cameron; dear nephew, cousin and friend of many. Chuckie was preceded in death by his K-9 companions Dutch and Cajun. Chuckie was born in Cleveland on April 9, 1964 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 25, 2018. He was a resident Continue reading

Dragica Zalac

Dragica Zalac, age 74 of Wickliffe, Ohio passed away on September 24, 2018.  She was born January 29, 1944 in Rakitno, Herzegovina.  She worked at Accurate Metal Machining and enjoyed dearly her garden and cooking for her family. Her pride and possession were her children and grandchildren.  Dragica will dearly be missed. Dragica was a loving mother to Helen Cindric (Milan) and Barbara Katic (Mile); devoted grandmother to Gabriella and Nicholas Cindric, Martina and Luka Katic; dearest sister Continue reading

Duane G. Ganser

DUANE G. GANSER age 63, beloved husband for 29 years of Carol A. (nee Hess); loving father of Jason (Nancy), Dawn, Jarod (wife Jennifer) and Rev. Anthony Marshall, SSS; devoted grandfather of 7; cherished son of the late Gordon and Mary (nee Geffre); dearest brother of Joan Weiszhaar (husband Butch), Carol Miller (husband Ken), Susan Durheim (husband Dennis) and Morris “Joe”; treasured nephew of the late Jerome and Patricia Ganser; dear cousin of the late Ruth Ann Ganser. Survived by his K-9 Continue reading

Francine E. Nowak

FRANCINE E. NOWAK (nee Kozel) age 77, beloved wife for 57 years of Frank; loving mother of Cynthia Penton, Frank (wife Geri), and Mark; devoted grandmother of Bryan (wife Brooke), Caryanne, and Brandyn Nowak, Justin and Kyle Penton and Victoria Nowak; cherished daughter of the late Frank and Ann (nee Marsh) Kozel; dearest sister of Frank Kozel (wife Diane) and the late Ann Gable (husband Robert, deceased) and Florence Kozel; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Francine was born on February 20, Continue reading

Adele Ribar

Adele Marie Ribar was born September 24, 1917 to Wilbur and Marie Adele (McClair) Johnson in Detroit.  After her mother passed away in the flu epidemic of 1918, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Grace Adair and Homer, in Cleveland. She attended Notre Dame High school, studying piano for 14 years. As a young woman, Adele taught piano, worked as a medical assistant, and cared for her soon-to-be nieces and nephews. She married Frank J Ribar on July 13, 1944 while he was on leave from WWII. Continue reading

Jack E. Banko

JACK E. BANKO, JR. age 43, cherished son of Marilyn (nee Klemencic) and the late Jack E. Banko; father of Alexis; dearest brother of Renee Archuleta (husband David); dear uncle of Ansley and Jordan Archuleta. U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Jack was born on May 22, 1975 in Cleveland and passed away on September 17, 2018. He was a resident of South Euclid for 6 years, formerly of Painesville. Jack was a parishioner of St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church. He graduated from Mayfield High School in Continue reading

Josephine Gerlach

JOSEPHINE J. GERLACH (nee Smrekar), aged 104 years, beloved wife of the late Harold B., dear mother of Robert W., loving daughter of the late Frank and Karolina (nee Hrovat) Smrekar, cherished sister of the following deceased: Joseph “Buddy”, Edward, Anthony, John and Frank Smrekar, Rose Cherveny and Caroline Macerol-Rozic, fond aunt to Carol. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Salvation Army. Funeral services Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at St. Continue reading