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Catherine Rogers

CATHERINE C. ROGERS (nee Buck) age 71, beloved wife for 35 years of the late James “Jim” Jr.; stepmother of Michael (Mary) and Jeffrey (Sue);  daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Lou (nee Miller) Buck; sister-in-law of Linda (Richard) Lakatosh and Gayle Rogers O’Hara; grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend of many. Cathie was born on October 2, 1947 in Cleveland, OH and passed away on May 10, 2019. She grew up in the Cleveland area, and graduated from Collinwood High School. However, in Continue reading

Bruce Kotowski

BRUCE L. KOTOWSKI, age 61, beloved son of Nancy (nee Aughey) and the late Arthur; loving brother of Paul, Frances Hernandez, Benjamin (wife Julia), Jeffrey (wife Mary) and Steven (wife Karen); dearest uncle of 13 and great-uncle of 4; dear nephew, cousin and friend to many. Celebration of Life Service in memory of Bruce Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11 AM at the East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 10848 Chillicothe Rd (Rte 306) Kirtland. Reception and luncheon immediately following the 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

Vickie Morris

VICKIE L. MORRIS (nee Redmond) age 67, beloved wife of William; loving mother of Billy (Matilda) and Linda; devoted grandmother of Ariel Kenney, Gregory Amentini, and Ryan Patrick and Cindy Victoria Morris cherished daughter of the late Paul and Doris (nee Coddle) Redmond; dearest sister of Sharon and Judieanne; dear aunt of Tiffany and many others. Vickie was born on August 3, 1951 in Brownsville, PA and passed away on March 7, 2019 in Middlefield, OH. She attended Brownsville High School Continue reading

William “Bill” Nyman

WILLIAM “BILL” NYMAN age 90, beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Steven); loving father of Virginia Katona (husband Raymond), William (wife Lori), and Robert (wife Doreen); devoted grandfather of Althea and Cory Katona, and Gregory, Michael, Steven, and Matthew Nyman; cherished son of the late William and Cecilia (nee Puszcykowski). U.S. Army Veteran. Bill was born on April 15, 1928 in Long Island City, NY and passed away on February 21, 2019. He was a proud Veteran of the United States 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

Norman E. Spies

NORMAN E. SPIES age 83 beloved husband for 61 years of  Mary Ann  (nee Fifolt); loving father of Michael (wife Donna), Deborah Znidarsic (husband Marko), Patricia Muhvic (husband George), Christine Wells (husband Jeff), and Jennifer Spies; devoted grandfather of Michael Spies, Samantha Goetz (husband Thomas), Victoria Znidarsic, Nicolas and Mario Spies, Markus Znidarsic, Alexandrea Spies, Peyton and Emerson Wells, twins Andrew and Evan Muhvic, and Wilson Wells; cherished son of the late Robert Continue reading

Nancy Holland

(nee Kyre) age 91, beloved wife for 40 years of the late Dr. William E. Jr. ; loving mother of Hayden (wife Kim), J.R. (wife Kathy), and the late Amy Holland; devoted grandmother of Ryan (wife Kayla) and Kristen Mills (husband Mike) and great-grandmother of Wyatt Holland; cherished daughter of the late Lester and Ruth (nee Vincent) Kyre; dearest sister of Gypsy, Betty, and the late Buddy and Sarah; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Nancy graduated from the University of Virginia in 1949 with Continue reading

Rita Lavrich

(nee Fink) age 92, beloved wife of the late Judge Frank G.; loving mother of Joanne, Lawrence (wife Christin), Mary Beth Thoren (husband Roger), and Michael (wife JoAnn); devoted grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of fifteen; cherished daughter of the late Frank and Cecelia (nee Schraufl) ; dearest sister of Joann Brassill, Marianne Walsh, Lois Belock and the late George, Howard, and Dolores Fink; treasured sister-in-law of Jeanne Maloney; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Rita was Continue reading