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Archives for January 2019

Ronald Tonovitz

RONALD S. TONOVITZ age 87, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Iliano); loving father of Steven (wife Linda); devoted grandfather of Michael, Spencer and Melissa (fiance Jake Rumpke); cherished son of the late Steven C. and Teresa (nee Negron); dearest brother of Jacqueline LaRue, Bobbie Kay Morganti (husband Richard), and the late Madeline Sullivan; treasured uncle, great-uncle, cousin, friend and extended grandfather of many. Ron was born on March 17, 1931 and passed away on January Continue reading

Ante Brekalo

Ante Brekalo, 86, of Willoughby Hills, passed away suddenly on January 29. He was born January 26, 1933 in Prisika, Croatia. He is survived by his loving wife, Ivanka; dear son, John; grandfather of Matthew, Steven and Angela; and his brother, Jakov. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jozo. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ante at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Continue reading

Matthew E. “Mike” Morawski

MATTHEW E. “MIKE” MORAWSKI, 95 years, beloved husband of the late Jane (nee Kowalski), dear father of Elaine Thompson (Richard - deceased), Nancy Halmagy (David) and John (Pauline), loving grandfather of Carrie (Troy), Nicholas (Erin), Jason (Lee), Alex, Erica, Mary Beth and the late Gregory, great-grandfather of 8, cherished brother of Arlene Cantu (Robert) and the following deceased: Ann Hodakievic (Lou), Irene D’Onle (Louie) and Mary Oblocki (Edward), fond uncle to many. Mike passed away Continue reading

Zora Majer

Zora Majer, 82, of Mentor, passed away on January 30, 2019. She was born April 23, 1936 in Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Zora was a loving mother and grandmother. She was “Baka” to many friends and relatives near and far. She is survived by her children: Stefko (Nada) and Tanja; her grandchildren: Robert and Alfred; her brother, Zoran of Croatia. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; and her siblings: Barbara, Ljubica, Marija, Ana, Ivo and Mato. Family will receive Continue reading

Joanne C. Clark

JOANNE C. CLARK (nee Guarino) age 82, loving mother of Ronald, Sr., Debra Camino (husband Nick), and Robert (wife Stefanie); devoted grandmother of Ronald, Jr., twins Elizabeth and Jonathan, Tyler, and Maddie; cherished daughter of the late John and Rose (nee Medovitch) Guarino; dearest sister of the late John Guarino (wife Margaret); mother-in-law of Sherren Clark; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Joanne was born on November 25, 1936 in Cleveland and passed away on January 27, 2019. She was Continue reading

Robert W. Gerlach

ROBERT W. GERLACH, aged 71 years, beloved son of the late Harold B. and Josephine J. (nee Smrekar), survived by his dear cousins and his caring and helpful neighbors. Family, friends and neighbors may call Friday Feb.1, 2019 from 3-4 PM at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just East of Green Rd.) followed by a prayer service at 4 PM. Interment Lake View Cemetery. Continue reading

Louis Kobal

LOUIS KOBAL age 72, passed away January 25, 2019. Beloved companion of Nevenka Kosec; father of Alex (wife Heidi), Erik (wife Nadia), Louis and the late Jennifer; grandfather of 3; dearest brother of 2 brothers and 2 sisters of Slovenia. Prayers of Christian Burial THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019 at 8 PM at the funeral home. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Louis at THE ZEVNIK-COSIC FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Continue reading

Charles J. Penko, Sr.

Charles Joseph (Chuck) Penko, was born on February 14, 1931 in Weirton, West Virginia. He was the youngest son of Joseph and Mary Penko, and was the beloved brother of Joe, Emil, and Stanley. Joseph and Mary emigrated from Slovenia in the early 1900's to the United States in search of political freedom. They lived briefly in Pennsylvania and eventually settled for good in Cleveland, Ohio. The boys grew up during the Great Depression, and this greatly affected Chuck’s view of the world. At an Continue reading

Evelyn L. Roberts

EVELYN L. ROBERTS (nee Fier) age 96, loving mother of Barbara Federico (husband Michael, deceased), Karen Robinson, Joseph, III (wife Susan), Debra Walsh (husband Rick), Gerard and the late David (wife Marilyn); treasured mother-in-law of Lynn Adamic; devoted grandmother of David Roberts, Christopher Federico, twins Kevin and James Walsh, Erin Walsh, and the late Brian and great-grandmother of Lincoln; dearest sister of the late Bette (Vaughn) Hunt; dear aunt and great-aunt of Continue reading