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Archives for November 2018

Margrit Reid

Last July Margrit Reid was riding the six-foot waves in her favorite vacation spot, Martha’s Vineyard, with her much-loved husband of 15 years, James (Jimmy) Roddy. There were no signs she would be gone four months later—lost to glioblastoma, a brain cancer. Margrit was a free spirit, an original, with a feisty nature and a compassionate heart. She was full of life and, with her Jimmy, lived her life fully, making the most of every day. She was devoted to her son, Dr. Cody Johnson, always Continue reading

Violet Prince

VIOLET JEAN PRINCE (nee Proch) age 94, loving mother of Robert (wife Donna); dedicated grandmother of Lauren (husband Gregory) Collins, Lisa (husband Matthew) Franklin and “big” grandma of great-grandchildren Amelia, Grant and Owen Collins; devoted daughter of the late Peter and Barbara (nee Chupa) Proch. Violet worked for Western Union for many years, where she met her companion Bill Jacobs. Over the years they spent many happy times together with his family, and she missed him greatly upon Continue reading

In Memoriam of Magic

I would like to personally thank you for placing your trust in DeJohn Pet Services to care for your beloved pet in your time of loss. It was truly an honor and a privilege. I, like you am a pet parent and know the unconditional love between a pet and their family. I rescued my dog, Magic, a Portuguese Water Dog, ten years ago and our bond was instantaneous. Magic became a therapy dog in 2008 and together, we visited patients at Hillcrest Hospital, Hospice of Western Reserve, the Ursuline and Continue reading

Tommy Paradise

TOMMY PARADISE age 66, loving father of Adam Sherwin (wife Samantha), Brian Sherwin and Sarah Paradise (fiancé Jeremy Cohen); cherished son of the late Sylvio and Lena (nee Rondini); dearest brother of Arthur (wife Karen) and James (wife Ginny); dear uncle of Gina Warner, Mark Paradise, Kim Adelstein, Scott and Lindsey Paradise and great-uncle of Lena, August, Anna, and Lily. Tommy was born February 8, 1952 in Cleveland and passed away November 28, 2018. He graduated from Cleveland Heights Continue reading

Sr. Therese Demchock, OSU

Educator and Pastoral Minister In the span of her 53-year career, Sister Therese Demchock (formerly Sister M. Stephanie) engaged in many and varied ministries, from elementary school teacher and principal, to community administrator and transportation coordinator, and finally to parish and hospital minister. The same comfort and consolation she brought to the sick and dying was returned to her by her Ursuline sisters at Regina Health Center where Sister Therese died November 26.  She was Continue reading

Mary “Mitzi” Napoli

MARY “MITZI” NAPOLI (nee Arko) age 82, loving mother of Ann Nerone (husband Tom), Charles (wife Jean), Mary Ferneding (husband Dan), Robert (wife Cathy) and the late Martin and Marcella Napoli; devoted grandmother of Nick Nerone, Theresa Urban (husband Mike), Ellen and Abby Napoli, Marie Ferneding, Jack, Tommy, Bridget, Danny and Jimmy Napoli, cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Ljudmila (nee Premrl) Arko; dearest sister of the late Joe and Emily Arko; beloved sister in law of Carl and Continue reading

Thomas Adam Leihenseder

THOMAS ADAM LEIHENSEDER age 56, beloved husband for 24 years of Christina “Chris” (nee Varga); loving father of Russell Wilson and Jessica (partner Brendan King); devoted grandfather of Anthony and Tina Patterson; raised by his late grandparents Betty and Teddy; son of Thomas and the late Kathleen (nee Baker); dearest brother of Corey and brother-in-law of Scott Varga; cherished nephew, cousin, uncle and friend of many; Also survived by several of his beloved pets. Thomas was born on October Continue reading

Karl Hohman

Karl Hohman, age 60, of Roaming Shores, passed away November 17, 2018, at UH Geauga Regional Medical Center. Born December 10, 1957 in Chardon to Walter E. and Anna Mae (nee: Kolek) Hohman, he had been a longtime area resident. Karl worked for the Chardon Service Department as Sexton for Chardon Municipal Cemetery and plowing the sidewalks of Chardon. He enjoyed doing electrical work, carpentry, and camping at Bemus Point on Chautauqua Lake. Karl is survived by his wife of over 26 Continue reading

Janice M. Yanky

JANICE M. YANKY (nee Saben) age 70, beloved wife for 38 years of Clifford; loving mother of Margo Meyers; devoted grandmother of Nicholas and Casey; cherished daughter of the late Rusell and Lois Saben; dearest sister of David (wife Loretta); dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Survived by her faithful companion Mac. Janice was born March 11, 1948 in Cleveland and passed away November 24, 2018 in Mayfield Heights.  She has been a resident of Solon for the past 15 years, previous in the Mayfield Continue reading