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Mary Martinac

MARY MARTINAC (nee Mukavetz) age 95, beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Margie Perscheid (husband Ralf), Ed (wife Patty), and Alan (wife Shari); adored grandmother of Adam (wife JoJo), Paul Perscheid, Emily Alos (husband Joey), Andrea Cota (husband Kyle), Kyle, Mara Perscheid and Alyssa (Owen) and great-grandmother of Lola, Brayden, Luca, and Finnley;  dearest sister of Helen Johnson (husband Don) and the late John Mukavetz (wife Mary, deceased); devoted aunt and cousin. Mary Continue reading

Ruth Lucille Kay

RUTH LUCILLE KAY (nee Davidson) age 103 1/2, beloved wife for 50 years of the late Donald; loving mother of Linda Kay Marrie (husband James, deceased) and the late Bonnie Samson (husband Robert); devoted grandmother of Ryan Marrie (wife Terri), Kerwin Samson, Kristen Morelli (husband Anthony),  Kimberly Samson and great-grandmother of Claire, Connor, Kayleigh and Mackenzie.  Ruth was born on May 5, 1915 and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 1, 2018. She grew up in Continue reading

Wayne F. Drotleff

WAYNE F. DROTLEFF, aged 74 years, beloved husband for 41 years to the late Shirley A. (nee Noelck), dear father of Diane K. (partner Brandi Alicie) and Kurt W. (wife Lauren), loving grandfather of Henry Joseph Drotleff, devoted son of the late Fred J. and Cora E. (nee Herchler), cherished brother of Corinne Noelck (husband Myron – deceased), fond uncle and great-uncle. “We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men... We are who we are because they were who Continue reading

Robert H. Wigton

ROBERT H. WIGTON of Waite Hill passed away on November 8, 2018. Dearly beloved husband of Lois; loving father of Erica Wigton, Ph.D. (husband Hector Martinez) and grandfather of Holden and Rylan whom he adored. Bob was President of L.T.M Inc., a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a member of Kirtland Country Club. He served as past Board President of the Fine Arts Association, The Mentor Rotary and The Mentor Chamber of Commerce. He also was a member of the former advisory board of Continue reading

Damian Lee Gambrill

DAMIAN LEE GAMBRILL age 59, loving father of Damian Andrew and Madeline Kaylee; cherished son of Ellen and the late Merle; dearest brother of Moira Lardakis (Tony), Merle, Joan (John Collura), Scott (deceased), Christopher (Yoko), Marcella Glover (deceased) (Bill), Adrian, and Paul (Sherri); dear uncle and great-uncle of many. Contributions may be made in memory of Damian to St. Anselm (Support a Student Fund), 12969 Chillicothe Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, Continue reading

Barbara E. Bender

BARBARA E. BENDER (nee Muller) age 69, beloved wife for 47 years of Ray; loving mother of Eric (wife Candice), Kristen Bremer (husband Richard), and Jeffrey (wife Anna); devoted grandmother of Isabelle and Anderson Bremer and Evan; cherished daughter of the late William and Louise (nee Debussmann) Muller; dearest sister of David Muller; treasured daughter-in-law of Eleonore (nee Seitner) and the late James Bender; dear aunt and great-aunt of many. Barbara was born on July 18, 1949 and passed Continue reading

Donald A. Jesko

Donald A. Jesko, age 68, of South Russell, Ohio died Thursday, July 20, 2017 from complications following surgery. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was a 1967 graduate of Admiral King High School in Lorain, and Bowling Green State University. Born May 29, 1949 in Lorain, Ohio, he is the son of the late Sophie (nee Treboniak) and Andrew Jesko. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Bonnie Morosi (nee Rufo), daughters Jennifer Capretta (Derek), Melissa Bunsey (Leonard), Kathleen Continue reading

Pero Matic

PERO MATIC age 76, beloved husband for 51 years of Sofija (nee Milicevic); loving father of John (wife Christine), Josie, Joe (wife Anita) and the late Baby Anton; devoted grandfather to John, Danny, Nikolas, Colin and affectionately known as Dedo to Maria, Alyssa and Joey; dearest brother of Smiljka (husband Ivica) and Niko (wife Ruzica); dear uncle and great-uncle of many. Pero was born on April 6, 1941 in Vrela, Bosnia-Herzegovina to the late Ivo and Anda Matic, and passed away on June 18, Continue reading

Joyce Soderlind

JOYCE O SODERLIND (nee Gipson) age 72, loving mother of Tony Canali, Sherry Crain (husband Kelly) and Gina Oesterling (husband Mike); devoted grandmother of Joe Dodson, Chuck Tromm, Martina (husband John) Cerda, Lindsey (husband Noah) Henson, Joyce Tromm, Megan Simmers. George Canali, Gina Sanchez and adoring great-grandmother of many; cherished daughter of the late Annie (nee Lane) Champion (husband Joe) and Hollis Gipson; dearest sister of Dorothy Trussel, Bobby (dec.) (Sharon) Gipson, Glinda Continue reading