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Josephine Gerlach

JOSEPHINE J. GERLACH (nee Smrekar), aged 104 years, beloved wife of the late Harold B., dear mother of Robert W., loving daughter of the late Frank and Karolina (nee Hrovat) Smrekar, cherished sister of the following deceased: Joseph “Buddy”, Edward, Anthony, John and Frank Smrekar, Rose Cherveny and Caroline Macerol-Rozic, fond aunt to Carol. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Salvation Army. Funeral services Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at St. Continue reading

Geraldine M. McHugh

GERALDINE M. McHUGH, aged 74 years, beloved daughter of the late James J. and Mary E. (nee Kennealy), dearest sister of James (wife Martha) (both deceased), Kathleen McGuckin (husband Eugene) (both deceased), Lawrence (deceased) (wife Constance) and Maureen Timbers(husband Eugene – deceased), loving aunt and grand-aunt to many. Contributions in memory of Geri suggested to a charity of your choice. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at St. Clare Catholic Church. Burial Continue reading

Mamie Coleman-Lambert

MAMIE COLEMAN-LAMBERT (nee Mayfield) age 87, loving mother of Charles Mayfield (wife Karene), Ricky Coleman, Theresa Renee Myers (husband Dave), Dianna Coleman (husband Michael Malone), and Kim Burrucker (husband Donald); devoted grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 12; cherished daughter of the late Otha and Cora (nee Hunt) Mayfield; dearest sister-in-law of Jerome Coleman (wife Alice), Sandra, Lula and Ora Mayfield, Nessie McConnell, Helen Davis, Bessie Feaster, and Margaret Coleman; Continue reading

Joseph Abounader

JOSEPH ABOUNADER, aged 86 years, beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Nemer), loving father of Dalal, Sam (Michelle), Simone (Nadia), Wasim, Paul (Karen), Johnny and the late Wafa, devoted grandfather of Joseph, Bria, Domenic, Alexa, Jason, Nick, Jane, Jasmine, George, Ava, Giselle, Jenna and Maya, dear brother of Latify Shibley, Evelyn Mansour, Selvi Karam, Jeannette Ayna, Sammy, Jackie Hanna and the late Milhem, Lutfy and Marie, fond uncle, cousin and friend to many. Contributions suggested Continue reading

Frank Perri, Sr.

Frank Perri, Sr., age 95, beloved husband of Rose (nee Amato); loving father of Frank Jr. (Marie), John and Roger (Cheryl Hummer);devoted grandfather of Jennifer Igrec (John), Nicole Swinteck (Brandon), Frank, Tony and Jessica; cherished great grandfather of Stella and Grayson; dear brother of Sarah Perri, Mary Oliverio (Sam) (both deceased) and Tony (deceased) (Rose); treasured son of Dominic and Catherine (nee Talerico) (both deceased). Frank was a loving uncle and great uncle who served as a Continue reading

James Alan Poluka

James Alan “Jimmy” Poluka was born on May 7, 1959 in Cleveland, and peacefully passed away on Sept. 7, 2018 at Hospice House of Hospice of the Western Reserve. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester W. “Bill” and Elizabeth “Betty” (nee Kassay), and his brother Bill. He is survived by his brothers Michael, Bobby and Johnny. Jimmy was a lover of music, especially Disco. If you wanted to know the name of any disco song, who sang it and where it was produced, all you had to do was ask Continue reading

Mark Reel

Mark R. Reel, Age 56, Firefighter and Paramedic, died September 7, 2018 in the line of duty, as a result of occupational cancer. Devoted father of Adam and Randy; cherished son of Richard G. and Patricia A. (nee McCormick) Reel; loving brother of Sandra Reel (husband Bruce Merchant), Claudia McCollim, and Cynthia Locker (husband John); dearest uncle of Justin and Caitlin Locker, and Brian Busch; former husband of Kathryn Reel; treasured son-in-law of George Schnur (wife Linda) and Erika Continue reading

Rosetta M. (Bastulli) Paolino

Relatives and friends are requested to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial for Rosetta M. (Bastulli) Paolino, 90, on Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 12021 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, at 10:30 AM. Mrs. Paolino died on Sept. 7, 2018. She was born on May 29, 1928 in Cleveland. She was a 53 year resident of Cleveland Heights, previously residing in Little Italy. She was a life-long member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and a life-long member of Club Girls. She was a Continue reading

Emerson Myers

EMERSON FRANK MYERS, aged 70 years, beloved husband for 46 years to Nancy Jo (nee Blake), dear father of Joshua (wife Suzan), loving grandfather of Charlize and Emerson Rose, cherished son of the late Frank and Mary (nee Moritz), fond brother of Gene (wife Colleen), Harry and Steve (wife Laurel), uncle and great-uncle. Funeral services Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at the funeral home at 10:30 AM. Burial following in Knollwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the Continue reading