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History of Cleveland’s Millionaires’ Row

Enjoy a special evening as Dan Ruminski, local historian and storyteller, entertains us with a rich history of Cleveland’s Great Millionaires' Row along Euclid Avenue. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm (NOTE: Inclimate weather backup date is Feb 25. Anyone that RSVPs will be notified in advance if event is moved to backup date) at DeJohn Funeral Homes & Celebrations Center (12811 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland) Proceeds from our event will support children and their Continue reading

Hermiene Cooley

HERMIENE COOLEY (nee Lawrence), born Oct. 14, 1918, the daughter of the late Frank and Rose Lawrence, and passed into Heaven on Sunday evening Nov. 11, 2018. She died the way she had lived – with elegance and dignity. Hermiene’s life was full of love and devotion to her family. Her wonderful husband Gordon (d. Feb. 22, 2008) provided Hermiene and her children a beautiful quality of life. In her youth, Hermiene loved to dance, and as a young woman, she served as a civilian to support the war Continue reading

Sr. Caroline Kocur, OSU

SISTER CAROLINE (formerly Sister Mary Mechtildes), daughter of the late Andrew and Corinne (Raby) Kocur; sister of the following, Andrew (deceased), Gilbert (Mary Jayne) and Martha Flow; beloved aunt, and a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland with whom she shared 61 years of her life. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 AT 7:00 P.M., at the URSULINE MOTHERHOUSE, 2600 LANDER ROAD, PEPPER PIKE, where friends may call 4:00 - 6:45 P.M. FRIDAY. THE WAKE WILL BEGIN WITH A PRAYER Continue reading

Loretta “Jean” Coates

LORETTA “JEAN” COATES (nee Brewer) age 81, beloved wife for 51 years of the late Calvin D “Cal”; loving mother of Daniel (wife Melissa), Ronald (wife Rebecca), David (wife Lorene) and Kevin (wife Joelle); devoted grandmother of Lee (wife Alexa), Janelle (fiance Douglas Aller), Ryan, David, Matthew (fiance Rebecca Eversole) , Christopher and Jenna; cherished daughter of the late Clint and Mary Brewer (nee Dinishek).  Jean was born on June 27, 1937 and passed away peacefully on November 11, Continue reading

Barbara Ann Zakrajsek

BARBARA ANN ZAKRAJSEK (nee Kogut) age 65, beloved wife for 46 years of Andy; loving mother of Jason (wife Kim) and Chris Zakrajsek; devoted grandmother of Cameron, Chloe, Andrew and Charlie Zakrajsek; cherished daughter of the late John and Irene (nee Echon) Kogut; dearest sister of John, Robert, Sharon and the late Jean Kogut; fond sister in law of Marion “Marty” Charvat (husband Dean); adored aunt of Jill, Lisa, Malachi, Gabe, Achsah, Lindsey, Josh, Kelly, Kim and Karen; dear great-aunt and Continue reading

Kathleen Tripi

KATHLEEN TRIPI (nee DiPenti), age 90. Beloved wife for 52 years of the late Phillip. Loving mother of Phillip, Jr. (Patricia), Joseph (Michele, deceased), Gregory (Suzanne), Kathy Fatica (David), Paul (Jayna) and Robert (Diana). Dearest grandmother of 17, and great-grandmother of 17. Cherished daughter of the late Michael and Aurel DiPenti (nee Gearing); Dear sister of Michael (wife Dian) and the late David; Treasured sister-in-law of Rosalie Vantusko and Martha Tripi; Dear aunt and great-aunt Continue reading

Chester Ivan Burnett, Jr.

CHESTER IVAN BURNETT, JR. age 82, loving father of Cathleen “Cat” Pearson, Michael Burnett, Caren Hibbitts (husband Porter), Sharon Simons (husband Karl), and Susan Mickovic; devoted grandfather of Natika, Aurora, Christian, Jared, Sara and the late Kari; cherished son of the late Chester, Sr. and Sarah (nee Dissette); dearest brother of George Burnett; dear great-grandfather, dear uncle and great-uncle of many. Chester proudly served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy. I’m sure everyone starts out 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

Richard L. Simenc

RICHARD L. SIMENC age 71, beloved husband for 46 years of Theresa (nee Chiancone); loving father of Jeffrey (wife Kelly), Jennifer Morrow (husband Jason), Michael, (wife Hallie), and Matthew (wife Cori); devoted grandfather of Madelyn, Julia, Clara, Lauren, Benjamin, Charles, Emma, Sofia, and Ellie; cherished son of the late Louis and Josephine (nee Zupancic); dearest brother of Robert (wife Lynn), Sandra Grisez (husband Donald), Timothy (wife Susan), and Thomas (wife Bridget); nephew of Jack 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

Frank L. Di Franco

FRANK L. Di FRANCO, aged 82 years, beloved husband for 62 years to Angelarae (nee Di Giacinto), loving father of Denise Marie Hanuseck (husband Mark), devoted brother of Angelina Lombardo and Gerry Pompeo. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at St. Clare Catholic Church at 10:30 AM. Burial following with military honors at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery (Seville, OH). Frank lived in Lyndhurst, Ohio for 25 years. He passed in VA Hospice care with his wife, daughter and son Continue reading