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Archives for March 2019

Flora E. DeCrane

FLORA E. DECRANE (nee Friday) age 90, beloved wife for 69 years of Vincent; loving mother of Barbara Bumbacco (Edward), Peter, Donna Panzica (Timothy), Michael (Sandy), Melinda Capone (Chris), Melissa Gary (Brian), Joan Bova (Joseph) and Mary Jean Salinas (Carlos); devoted grandmother of 27 and great-grandmother of 20; cherished daughter of the late Charles and Abigail (nee Murray) Friday; dearest sister of Gloria Thielmann, Sally Martz (David), and the late Mary King, Charles, Peter, Margaret Continue reading

Carmen Peto

CARMEN M. PETO (nee Ferritto) age 91, beloved wife of the late Louis R.; loving mother of Robert (wife Mary) and Tammy Scalish (husband John); devoted grandmother of Anthony Peto (wife Tonya), Marissa Scalish, Jenna Redden (husband Joseph), Angela Peto  and great-grandmother of Anthony Jr., Joseph Jr. and Juliette; cherished daughter of the late Marion and Adeline (nee Romano) Ferritto; dearest sister of Grace Ferritto, Dorothy Kletchie (husband Clarence, deceased), Marion “Junior” Ferritto and Continue reading

James D. “Jamie” Ryans

JAMES D. “JAMIE” RYANS age 46, beloved husband for 18 years of Sandra  (nee Secic); loving father of Kyla and Keenan; cherished son of the late Tommy W. and Nancy (nee Malaney) and step-son of Carolyn (nee Zelinski); dearest brother of Jennifer Martinez (husband Anibal) and Julie Rowsey (husband Daniel); treasured son-in-law of Rudy and Vesna Secic; dear brother-in-law of Patrick and Michelle Campolieti; adored uncle of Caden, Calum and Keeley Campolieti; dear nephew, cousin and friend of Continue reading

Robert S. Rinehart

ROBERT S. RINEHART age 79, beloved husband for 41 years of Carol (Yehl) (nee Bayless); loving father of Robert J. (wife Patty), Carl J. and James G. Rinehart and step-father of Frank, Brett (wife Julie) and Lance Yehl (wife Cindy) and father-in-law of Carolyn Zuccaro; devoted grandfather of Robert and Rachel Rinehart and step-grandfather of Harmony, Sarah, Jessica, Brett Lee, Sam, Alex and Dylan Yehl, Isabelle, Lilly and Abby Marinchick; cherished son of the late James A. and Pearl J. (nee Continue reading

Sr. Mary Irene Kane, OSU

Sister Mary Irene spent her entire 56-year ministry career in elementary education, 45 as classroom teacher or principal and 11 as co-director or tutor in the Ursuline Institute of Learning. The congenial and faith-filled woman with the twinkling blue eyes died March 22 at Regina Health Center (RHC) in Richfield where she had been in residence since May 2017. She was 80 years old. Mary Rita Kane was born July 15, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio, the third daughter born to Francis and Florence Continue reading

Joyce A. Biziak

Joyce Ann Biziak (nee Hess), age 81, longtime resident of Kirtland, Ohio, departed this world on March 22, 2019 surrounded by her family under the care of Cleveland Clinic’s Hospice Service. Joyce was born April 9, 1937 in Emporium, PA. Joyce lost her beloved husband, Leo Biziak, in 1995 and remained widowed the rest of her life. Preceding her in death, she was the daughter of Frank & Catherine (nee Brosky) Hess, and sister of Frank Hess Jr. Joyce graduated from Shaw High School in 1955. Continue reading

Helen “Jessie” LoConti

HELEN “JESSIE” LoCONTI (nee Johnson) age 91, loving companion of Joseph C. Nocifora; loving mother of Pam Nichols (husband Dominic), Henry LoConti (wife Lisa) and the late Lisa Newcomb; devoted grandmother of Chuck Petti, Kriss Petti-Roller, Jon-Anthony, Henry III, Michael and Carmen LoConti and great-grandmother of Michaela Mekker, Bronson, Giovanna, Nick, and Sonny Petti; cherished daughter of the late George and Minnie Johnson; dearest sister of Betty Keane, Phyllis Keane, Darlene Continue reading

Sharon A. Kotnik

SHARON A. KOTNIK age 70, cherished daughter of the late Andrew Frank and Eleanore (nee Koprowski) Kotnik; treasured step-daughter of the late Ann Rose Kotnik dearest sister of Andy (wife Mary) and Annette Murray (husband Rick); dear aunt of Steven, Mike (wife Brittany), and Megan. Contributions may be made in memory of Sharon to St. Noel Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Noel Catholic Church, 35200 Chardon Rd, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094. Continue reading

Ronald F. Lear

RONALD F. LEAR age 85, beloved husband for 59 years of Paula (nee Spikula); loving father of Kimberly Bixler (husband Gary) and S. Michael (wife Colleen); devoted grandfather of Andrew and Alex Bixler (wife Sandilya), Melissa Knop (husband Max), Shannon, Meghan and the late Sean Ronald Harrison Lear; cherished son of the late Frederick and Grace (nee Kling); dearest brother of the late Albert Dolan (wife Roberta, deceased); dear uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Survived by his feline Continue reading