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JOSEPH T. "Buddy" SALWAN

 

Husband of Lillian Salwan has passed away. Lillian Salwan was hired by Jack Gannon and served as the office secretary for Local 93 for 42 years.

SALWAN JOSEPH T. SALWAN "Buddy", beloved husband of Lillian (nee Boger) for 60 years.

 

 Loving father of Joseph (Cindy), G. Phillip, Richard and Diane Schroeder (Cody). Cherished grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 2. Dear brother of Thelma Kilfoyle, Rose Agnes Bastian and Rose Mary Holobinko.

 

US Army WW II Veteran. Mass of Christian Burial, Our Lady of Angels Church, Tuesday, March 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH) Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Colum bus West Park Council, Past Faithful Navigator Moses Cleveland Assembly, Member of the D.A.V., American Legion Post #339, the Holy Name and Lector for many years at O.L.A. Friends received Monday 3 - 5 & 6 - 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HTS., OH (West of I-71).

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ELIZABETH T. 'BETTY' McGOWAN (nee Clark),

age 68, beloved wife of Thomas P., loving mother of Roger (deceased), John (Yvette), Kathy Brezine (Dan), Maureen Hansen (Brian), Jim (Margie), Maggie Murray (Noel), Tommy (Margaret), Patrick (Lindsey), Bridget Gorman (Paul) and Matthew (Lauren), dear Grammy of Grace, Aoife, Clare, Susie, Anne, Chris, Roger, Henry, Ava, Kat, Tadhg, Caroline, Rose, Molly and Kacy, beloved sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend of many.

 

Passed away suddenly March 12, 2014.

 

Funeral Mass Thursday, March 20, St. James Church, (17514 Detroit Ave., Lakewood) at 11 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS, WEDNESDAY 2-4 AND 6-9 P.M.

 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Providence House, 2037 W. 32nd St., Cleveland, OH 44113 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.chambersfuneral.com

STEVEN J. KNAUS,
age 47, beloved husband of Louann (nee Higgins); dear son of Louis and Beth (nee Montana); brother of Ron (Jean), Karen (Edward) Hace; uncle, nephew and cousin to many.

Steve was a 23 year veteran of the Cleveland Fire Dept., Ladder # 31 and was a part-time firefighter for the City of Willowick for 20 years. Steve died Feb. 28, 2014.

 

Family will receive friends at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, 37433 Euclid Ave., Willoughby on THURSDAY FROM 1-4 AND 5-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Steve's name to the Cleveland Animal Protective League, would be appreciated. www.clevelandapl.org.


Visitation:
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on
Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home 37433 Euclid Ave. Willoughby Ohio 44094 (map/driving directions)

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on
Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home 37433 Euclid Ave. Willoughby Ohio 44094 (map/driving directions)

Tom Malloy
MALLOY THOMAS J. MALLOY, age 56. Retired Cleveland Firefighter. Beloved father of Allison Morris (Dan) and Tommy; soon-to-be grandfather; loving son of Margaret (nee Cotleur) and James; brother of Kathy Stricker (Terry), James (Eileen), Patrick (Mary), Peggy Urwin (Timothy), Mary Beckrest (Dudley) and Maureen Soeder (Bob); uncle and cousin of many. Passed away September 27, 2013. Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 1, St. Richard Church (26855 Lorain Rd.) at 11 A.M. Interment private. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS, MONDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St., Ste. 200, Newton, MA 02458 or The Western Reserve Fire Museum, 310 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. www.chambersfuneral.com - See more at: http://obits.cleveland.com/obituaries/cleveland/obituary.aspx?pid=167233759#fbID=1015336593

THOMAS J. MALLOY, age 56. Retired Cleveland Firefighter. Beloved father of Allison Morris (Dan) and Tommy; soon-to-be grandfather; loving son of Margaret (nee Cotleur) and James; brother of Kathy Stricker (Terry), James (Eileen), Patrick (Mary), Peggy Urwin (Timothy), Mary Beckrest (Dudley) and Maureen Soeder (Bob); uncle and cousin of many. Passed away September 27, 2013. Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 1, St. Richard Church (26855 Lorain Rd.) at 11 A.M. Interment private. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS, MONDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St., Ste. 200, Newton, MA 02458 or The Western Reserve Fire Museum, 310 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. www.chambersfuneral.com

David Meade

DAVID H. MEADE, age 68; dearly beloved husband of 42 years to Patricia (nee Crawford); cherished father of Holly Hotz (Mark) and David J. (Tammy); loving Papa of Tyler (fiancee Ashley), Emily, Kyle, Hunter, Conner and Caden; dear brother of Dan (Michele); uncle, friend and mentor to many; retired Cleveland Firefighter.

Friends received at RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), SUNDAY 2-6 P.M

Service at Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 6330 Ridge Rd., Parma,
Monday, September 23 at 11 a.m. Interment Woodvale Cemetery.


ROBERT J. "DOC" PLAVCAN age 78, loving father of Laura, Lawrence, Patty (Scott) Linderman; grandfather of eight; brother of James (Susan), Gil (Linda McGraw). Died Aug. 21, 2013. Bob was a Cleveland Firefighter from 1961 to 1993. His last assignment was the Fireboat on the Cuyahoga River and was also an EMT and Instructor.

sFuneral Services Sunday Aug. 25 at 5:30 PM at BRICKMAN BROS. FUNERAL HOME, 37433 EUCLID AVE., WILLOUGHBY, where family will receive friends SUNDAY 2-6 PM. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Monday at 10:30 AM. Contributions to Ames Hospice, 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, Ohio 44145-1077 would be appreciated.

 

KELLEY CLYDE D. age 73. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Kopec). Dearest father of David (Kathy), Michael (Susan), William and Brian (Amanda). Loving grandfather of Zachary, Jacob, Jarret, Brandon, Tyler, Hannah and Jennifer Andel (Anthony) and great-grandfather of Angelina Andel. Dear brother of Joseph (LeeAnne), Pat Bittner (Tom), Roy (Judy) and Raymond.

PLEASE MEET THE FAMILY AT CHURCH for the Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. VISITATION THURSDAY FROM 2-8 P.M. AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW). To offer online condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com.

MURRAY,  MICHAEL J. (Retired Cleveland Firefighter), age 48. Beloved son of the late Mary Ann (nee Sekerak) and Clement; brother of Chris (Janet), Tim, Anita Ulman, Colette, Maureen and Mary Kay; uncle of seven; cousin and friend of many. Passed away May 7, 2013. Funeral Mass Thursday, May 16, St. Malachi Church (W. 25th & Detroit) at 10 A.M. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS, WEDNESDAY 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Michael J. Murray Fund, c/o any Chase Bank. www.chambersfuneral.com

ZIMMERER SHEILA M. ZIMMERER (nee Mullin), loving wife of Walter V., Sr.; beloved mother of Walter (deceased), Catherine Kamran (Mohammad), Joseph (deceased), Sheilah Seaberg (John), Laura Antolik (Mike), Mary Beth Lapp (Dave), Robert (Carla), Susan Zimmerer Drakeford, Stephen (Jennifer), Jerome (Danielle), Thomas (Kate), Daniel (Elsa) and Amy Gribble (Brion); grandmother of 39; great-grandmother of 11; sister of Floyd (Antoinette), Mary Handley (George) (both deceased), Leroy (Patricia Ann) Begin (both deceased), James Begin (deceased), Gene Begin (deceased) (Meg), Rev. Robert Begin, Lenore Begin, Jerry (Paulette) Begin, Laura Kuhn, Rev. Daniel Begin, Barbara Campbell (Jeff) and Donna Tkachyk (Robert); beloved aunt and great-aunt of many. Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2013, surrounded by loving family. Sheila was a truly special person, who throughout her life demonstrated true love, care and compassion - not just for her family, but for all, never seeking recognition or reward. She was an exceptional wife and mother. Even though there were 13 children, Sheila always found time to give each love and personal attention. She was a beautiful caregiver, as young mother for Joey, for almost seven years. Later in life, Sheila became a Registered Nurse; a perfect calling for her to further use her God-given talents. Her children have grown to adulthood with the same beautiful attributes. As was often said, "she will be going "straight up" (To Heaven).

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Sheila's Life Tuesday, January 15, St. Colman Church at 11 A.M. WHERE FRIENDS MAY CALL TUESDAY, 9:30 A.M. UNTIL TIME OF MASS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Colman Church, 2027 W. 65th St., Cleveland, OH 44102. www.chambersfuneral.com

PATTON PATRICK J. PATTON, age 72, Retired Member of the Cleveland Fire Dept., Retired Trustee of the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Board and US Marine Corp. Veteran; beloved husband of the late Nora (nee McDonald); Loving father of Erin, Colleen Corrigan (Marty), Katie, Eileen Kelley (Chuck), Connor and Danny; Loving Papa of Sarah, Shannon, Owen, Quinn, Evelyn and Casey; Dear brother of John G. Jr. (deceased), Martin D. (Margaret Gallagher), Robert E. (Rae Ann Field) and Noreen J.; Son of the late John G. "Mahoxie" and Sarah (Nee Dugan); Uncle, great uncle and friend of many; Passed away, suddenly, Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Funeral Mass, St. Christopher Church (20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River), Saturday, December 29th at 11:00 am. Interment Holy Cross. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia) FRIDAY from 1 - 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, family Suggests memorial contributions to the Burn Center at MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Dr., Cleveland, Ohio 44109, Attention: Bridget Gill.

THERESA M. LOFTUS age 48; beloved mother of Michael (Amanda), Jeffrey Kouns and Marie Kouns; daughter of Kevin and the late Ann (nee Chambers); sister of Kevin-deceased, Brian (Karen), John (Anne), James (Mary) and Chris (Deana); loving companion of Bryan Rath; beloved aunt, cousin and friend of many; passed away suddenly Nov. 10, 2012. Funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 16, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Drive) at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS, THURSDAY 2-4 & 6-9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Theresa Loftus Memorial Fund at any Chase Bank. www.chambersfuneral.com
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HOWARD S. CORNELL age 53, (27 year Firefighter, City of Cleveland, Division of Fire, Engine 43). Beloved husband of Susan (nee Stanton); loving father of Kristin and Austin; devoted son of Howard H. and the late Carol (nee Anderson); cherished brother of Catherine White (Tony), Steven (Shirley), Wendy Spencer (Brian) and Lisa Chambers (Tom); loving son-in-law of Mary Jeanne Stanton (Thomas-deceased); dear nephew of Judie Zetts; beloved brother-in-law, loving uncle, cousin and friend of many; passed away August 27, 2012. Funeral Mass Friday, August 31, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Drive) at 11 A.M. ALL FIRE PERSONNEL PLEASE MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE AT PURITAS, THURSDAY 2-4 & 6-9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Howard to your favorite charity would be appreciated. www.chambersfuneral.com

 

Arthur K. Jackson (1945-2012)

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Funeral Mass for Arthur K. Jackson, 67, of Euclid will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ss. Robert and William Church, 367 E. 260th St., Euclid. Fr. John Betters will officiate at the Mass.
Mr. Jackson passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, at his residence.
Born Feb. 3, 1945, in Cleveland, he had been a Euclid resident for 23 years and had previously lived in Cleveland.
He was a member of Ss. Robert and William Church in Euclid. He was a lover of animals and was a Coca Cola enthusiast. In his leisure time, he enjoyed home remodeling, tinkering, playing cards and board games and he loved trains.
Arthur was a member of the Cleveland Fire Department for 38 years, retiring in 2011. He served as a Batallion Chief with Engine House 17.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Elaine L. (nee Fleming) Jackson; daughters, Kristen R. Jackson of Willowick, Caroline R. Jackson of Cuyahoga Falls, Bethany A. (Andrew) Darrah of Reminderville and Katherine D. (James Jones) Jackson of Euclid; sister, Patricia (Joseph) Morava; brother, Richard Jackson; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Katherine (nee Boich) Jackson; and sisters, Eleanor Fink, Ruth Burke and Mary Mockus.


Family will receive friends from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home,
38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby.
Entombment will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township. The family suggests donations in his name to the Burn Unit of Metro Hospital.

James K. Hinkel

James K. Hinkel passed away on May 22nd, 2012 in his sleep. He was active member of Engine 40.

Calling hours for Brother Hinkel will be from

 

1-4 and 6-9pm on Friday,

May 25th "C" at Chambers Funeral Home,

4420 Rocky River Dr. at

Puritas.

 

Funeral Mass will be held at 10am on Saturday,

May 26th "A" at St.

Angela Merici Church, 20970 Lorain Road in Fairview Park.

 

 

 

Pictture not available at this time.

Francis X. Lally

Francis X Lally 74 passed away March 8, 2012. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee McDonough). Proud father of Dennis (Tracey), Francis (Erin), Thomas (Amy) and James (Marcy). Loving grandfather of 15. Brother of 11. Brother-in-law, uncle and friend of many. US Army Veteran. VISITATION Monday 3-8pm at JARDINE FUNERAL HOME 15822 Pearl Road, Strongsville. Funeral Mass Tuesday 11am at St. John Neumann Church, Strongsville. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers PO Box 302 Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302. www.jardinefh.com


Stephen O. Diemert

STEPHEN O. DIEMERT, JR., age 79 of Brook Park, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2012. Loving husband of Carol A. (nee Kresge); Devoted father of Stephen III (deceased) (Cindy), Robert, Laura (Tony) Castenir, Mary Lou (Mike) Coventry and Matthew (Vicki); Dear brother of eight; Cherished grandfather of A.J., Sara, Stephanie, Hanna, Katie and Gary. Great grandfather of Karen, Fallon, and Brucey (deceased); Retired Fireman and member of American Legion Firefighter Post 339. The family will receive friends in celebration of Steve's life at the HUMENIK FUNERAL CHAPEL, 14200 SNOW RD., BROOK PARK, from 2-4 and 6-8 on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 29th, where services will be held at 7:30PM. 1-877-HUMENIK humenikfuneralchapel.com

 

WILLIAM P. MORRISON,
SR age 91. Bill passed away in Florida after a brief illness on March 9, 2011. A US Navy veteran of WW II, he served 33 yrs on the Cleveland Fire Department retiring as a Lieutenant. Beloved husband for 70 yrs of Evelyn M. (nee Basch). Devoted father of James (Janet, deceased), William P. Jr. “Paul” (Carol) and Neal. Cherished grandfather of Mike (Pam), Joe (Lynne), Peg Kubasky (Ed), Kelly, Kathy Sabol (Mark), Beth, Mark (Beth), Joann Pluskota (Ryan). Great grandfather of 13, great-great grandfather of one. Dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend of many. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at St Joseph Catholic Church 12700 Pearl Rd in Strongsville with interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Rd, Parma, OH 44134.

 






 

DAVID L. BOULDIN ,
Retired Capatain of FIU (Internal Affairs) SR., beloved husband of Teresa; loving father of David L. Jr. and Dorian D. Bouldin, Mia and Marcellous Worthy; dear brother of Michelle Arrington. Passed away June 11th, 2011. Funeral services Saturday, June 18, 2011, 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1885 E.79th St. Family VISITATION 10 A.M. Family will also receive friends FRIDAY 7-9 P.M. at the E. F. BOYD & SON FUNERAL HOME, 2165 E.89th ST., where Elks services will be conducted.

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RICHARD S. COTLEUR ,
age 76. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Trapp); loving father of Beth Corrigan, Bryan (Rhonda), Lynne Stewart (James), Michele Conroy (Tom), Suzanne Kilbane (Patrick), and Dan (Brenda); beloved grandfather of 15; brother of Steve (Kathy), Marge Malloy (Jim), and the late Robert, William and Neil; beloved uncle and great uncle of many. Retired Cleveland Firefighter. Passed away May 4, 2011. Funeral Mass Saturday, May 7, Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., N. OLMSTED, FRIDAY 1-4 AND 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to MetroHealth Foundation (Attn: Jack Gan-non Burn Unit Fund), 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Suite 135A, Cleveland, 44109 would be appreciated. www.chambersfuneral.com

 

CELESTINE WILLIAMS ,
age 84, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011. Beloved wife of Pastor Ollie Williams Sr. for 61 years; loved mother of Melvin (Geraldine) Tharps, Jeff (Callie), J. Phillip (Anita), Melissa Johnson, Celestine A. (Johnny) Johnson, Shelia, Elfreda, Ollie (deceased), Felicia, Nerissa (Vincent) Horn, Emanuel, Christopher, Sabrina; and mother-in-law of Valerie; cherished grandmother of 20; great-grandmother of 16. Faithful First Lady of Garden of Prayer COGIC, 11821 Brookfield Ave. Homegoing celebration Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Second Calvary Baptist Church, 12017 Emery Ave. WAKE 10 A.M., services 10:30 a.m. ARRANGEMENTS BY WANTON-HORNE CHAPEL OF PEACE, 12519 BUCKEYE RD., (216-921-6400).

 

dROBERT M. GALLAGHER
(retired Chief of Police, City of Cleveland), beloved husband, of 57 years, to Joan (nee Kelley); father of Terrence, Bryan (Kathleen), Mary Sheila Conroy (Terrance) and the late Daniel; grandfather of Kelley Vlosich (George), Katie and Bobby Gallagher, Kyle Conroy (Dana) and Erin and Danny Conroy; great-grand-father of Georgie and Bryan Vlosich; son of the late Francis "Happy" and Margaret (nee Malloy); brother of the late Francis and Richard; uncle and great-uncle of many; U.S. Army and Navy veteran; founding member of the Retired Irish Police Society; passed away March 19, 2011. Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 23, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr.), at 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR., AT PURITAS, MONDAY, 6 - 8 P.M. AND TUESDAY, 2 - 4 AND 6 - 8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Monastary of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111. www.chambersfuneral.com

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MARY THERESE MARCONI

(nee Scott), age 85. Beloved wife of 65 years to the late Michael J.; loving mother of Pat Snow (Tom), Peggy, Michael T. (Terry), Jim, Terry Bracken (Dan), Tom (Kim), Bob (Lisa), Joyce Gusman (Tom), Bill (Cindy), and John (Jacquie); grandmother of 23; great-grandmother of 14. Passed away March 20, 2011. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life service Saturday March 26 at 12 noon at Brennan's Banquet Facility, 13000 Triskett Rd., Cleveland 44111. NO FLOWERS PLEASE. The family suggests memorial contributions to the VNA Hospice 2500 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44115. Arrangements by CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME 216-251-6566 www.chambersfuneral.com

 

aMICHAEL J. MARCONI,

 

age 88, retired Cleveland Firefighter and 60-yr. member of IBEW Local 38. Beloved husband of 65 yrs. to Mary Therese (nee Scott); father of Pat Snow (Tom), Peggy, Michael T. (Terry), Jim, Terry Bracken (Dan), Tom (Kim), Bob (Lisa), Joyce Gusman (Tom), Bill (Cindy) and John (Jacquie); grandfather of 23; great grandfather of 13; brother of Minnie, Lou (deceased), Dominic, and Mary (deceased). Passed away August 19, 2010. WWII U.S. Army and Navy Veteran. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life service Saturday, August 28, at 12 noon in Brennan's Banquet Facility, 13000 Triskett Rd., Cleveland 44111 where family will receive friends following services until 4 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the VNA Hospice, 2500 E. 22nd St., Cleveland 44115. Arrangements by Chambers Funeral Home (216) 251-6566.

 

 

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HANEY GERALD F. HANEY, age 82. Retired Captain Cleveland Fire Dept. Beloved husband of Jane (nee Sachara). Loving father of Robert G. (Jan), Janeen M. Clayton (Charles), Denise Farkas and Annette Jones (Joe). Cherished grand-father of Kris, Kyle, Patrick and Nicole Haney, Jillian and Ryan Novotny. Dear brother of Marguerite Root (Lloyd, deceased), James (Flo), Jack (Ann), Barbara Smith (Robert), Michael (deceased) (Peg), Pauline Wing (Ralph), Lenore Flynn (Joe) and Charlotte Kahl (George). U.S. Army World War II Veteran. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hospice Services of Southwest General, 18697 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Hts., OH 44130. Mass of Christian Burial St. John Bosco Church Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends WEDNESDAY 2-4 AND 6-9 P.M. AT A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY RD., MIDDLEBURG HTS. (WEST OF I-71).

 

Robert D. Fisher

    • August 10, 1932 - March 5, 2011
    • Viewing Location: 38001 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094
    • Viewings: Tuesday, March 8, from 6:00 until 9:00 PM and Wednesday, March 9 from 10:00 until 11:00 AM
    • Services for Robert D. Fisher, 78, of Cleveland, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Coach Fisher passed away early Saturday morning, March 5, 2011, due to complications from pneumonia.
    • Born in East Chicago, Ind., he was an only child whose father, Donald, died while he was an infant. He relocated to Cleveland in 1942, with his mother, Maria (Fodor) Bookbinder, a former professor at Cleveland State University, who passed away in 1971. He attended East High, where he was an All-City football player, leading to his life's vocation. With several major college scholarship offers, he selected the University of Tennessee, where he played defensive end and was a kick-off specialist.
    • The 1951 Volunteers, on which he was a starter, won the national championship. He also earned All-SEC honors and played in the Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Blue-Gray Football Classic. After serving a tour of active duty in the U.S. Army at Ft. Eustis, Va., he got his first job as a teacher and an assistant football coach in North Canton, Ga. This was the start of his life's work and a career that spanned nearly 40 years, touching thousands of students. From Georgia, he became head coach successively at South Pittsburg, Tenn., McMinnville Central in Tennessee, Grafton Midview, Gatlinburg-Pittman in Tennessee and ultimately Collinwood in 1968.
    • He was an assistant to his brother-in-law and longtime coach Joseph Trivisonno for two years before he took over the head coaching reigns which he held for 24 seasons, winning three city titles. Coach Fisher was respected and loved by his fellow coaches, players and students, building many lifelong friendships. His focus on helping his players be the best people they could be, not just the best players, helped many go on to significant life achievements. With his wife, Judy, he was part of the East Shore United Methodist Church Questers, the Irish American Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Most recently he enjoyed playing golf with a group of former teachers and coaches and his family. He was also a member of the UT Lettermen's Club.
    • He was the beloved father of Donald M. (Robyn) of Philadelphia, Pa., Robert L. of Cleveland, Michelle Wehrhem (John) of Atlanta, Ga., and David B. of Cleveland. In addition to his children, he is survived by his grandchildren, Christopher and Jennifer Wehrheim, Aubrey Fisher and Danielle Fisher. He was preceded by the love of his life, Judith (Riley) in 1998; and his grandson, Robert "Bo" Fisher in 2004. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Jan Yandell of East Shore United Methodist Church will officate services. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetrary in Cleveland. The family suggests contributions to the Special Olympics either online or by using the mail-in form at: https://secure.specialolympics.org/site/apps/ka/sd/donorcustom.asp?c=mlIYIjNZJuE&b=5190615&BeneficiaryID=OH135.

 

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