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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

John A. Garlak

JOHN A. GARLAK age 87, beloved husband for 60 years of Patricia (nee Rosolowski); loving father of Tim (wife Debra) and Jeff; devoted grandfather of Amanda, Michael, Bradley and David Garlak; cherished son of the late Vincent and Eva (nee Solecki); dearest brother of Walter, Fran Walter and Frank; proceeded in death by 2 brothers and 4 sisters; dear uncle and great-uncle of many. U.S. Navy Veteran. John was born on December 8, 1931 and passed away peacefully on January 3, 2019. He lived in Continue reading

Elizabeth “Betty” Jonke

ELIZABETH “BETTY” JONKE (nee Redmond) age 89, beloved wife of the late Richard C.; loving mother of Kathleen Skopec (husband Robert), Richard, Theresa Jonke-Brown (husband Lawrence), and Rebecca Paleo (husband Robert) and the late Michael; devoted grandmother of Allison Skopec, Quentin Paleo, Stuart Skopec, Roxanne, Eva and Alexa Paleo; cherished daughter of the late Herbert J. and Edna Fay (nee McLemore) Redmond; dearest sister of Peggy Carlo (husband Richard) and Sandy Mitchell (husband Bill) Continue reading

Barbara L. White

BARBARA L. WHITE (nee Baughman) age 73, beloved wife of Earl for 54 years; cherished daughter of the late Charles “Hank” and Louwanna “Lou” (nee Lowe) Baughman; dearest sister of Crystal Baughman and treasured sister-in-law of Doris Fait (husband John, deceased). Barbara was born on May 3, 1945 in Cleveland and passed away on December 6, 2018. She was a lifelong resident of Chardon and was a member of the Honda Gold Wing Club. Barbara graduated from Riverside High School in 1964 and proudly 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

Marie A. Hissem

MARIE A. HISSEM (nee Richards) age 87, beloved wife of the late George; cherished daughter of the late Jack and Daisy (nee Taylor); dearest sister of Goldie Nelson; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. ALL SERVICES PRIVATE.  Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN Funeral Home & Crematory of Chardon (formerly Ritondaro). Continue reading

Marlene K. Franko

MARLENE K. FRANKO (nee Leonard) age 72, passed away October 31, 2018. Visitation TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 from 9-10 AM with a service to follow at 10 AM at THE DeJOHN Funeral Home & Crematory of Chardon (formerly Ritondaro) 126 South St.  (Rt. 44, south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square). Continue reading