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CURIALE (nee Serio), beloved wife of the late Daniel. Dear mother of Anna Free (Gregg), Maria, Sam, Ben (Rachel), Catherine and Vince. Grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of 4.

Funeral service Friday, Oct. 21, NICKELS & ANDRADE FUNERAL HOME, 14500 MADSION AVE., LAKEWOOD. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Friends received WEDNESDAY 6-8 P.M. AND THURSDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M.


age 81, beloved husband of Marlene (nee Smith) and the late Rita M. (nee Hearn); father of Thomas E. (Mary Pat Deceased), Ann Marie, Neil (Susan) and Jim (Patty); step-father of Kathleen Hlebak, Megin Kilbane and Molly Sedar; grandfather of 20; brother of Margaret Hollenbeck and the late Robert and Mary Grady; uncle of many. Lifelong friend of Charles Keane. Friend of Dr. Bob for 23 years. John was a retired East Cleveland Police Officer and an Honorably discharged U.S. Army Veteran.


Funeral Mass Saturday October 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 20141 Detroit Rd. Interment Private.


Memorials to Our Lady of the Wayside, 38135 Colorado Ave. Avon, OH 44011.





SHEA, Mary  (nee Carrigan), age 86.

Beloved wife of the late William P. Shea; dearest mother of Robert (wife Andrea), Stephen (wife Nancy), Michael (deceased) (wife Dawn), Patrick (wife Sandy), Mary "Missy" Acton (husband Mark), Richard (wife Cathy), Theresa Stark (husband Bernie), James (wife Bambi), Thomas (wife Susan), Timothy (wife Etsi), John (wife Ann), Christopher (wife Christine) and Barbara Ottman (husband Mark); loving grandmother of 29 and great-grandmother of three; dear sister of Phillip and Loretta Carrigan and the late Edward, Anna Marie Farnkoff, Thomas, Patrick and Peggy Carrigan; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in memory of Mary to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, 15500 S. Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, OH 44110.
Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady Chapel at Gilmour Academy. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the SCHULTE & MAHON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND AND BRAINARD) TUESDAY 3-7 P.M. Please sign Guest Book at: www.schultemahonmurphy.com


JOHN "JACK" R. ERB, age 74,
of Sheffield Lake, OH, retired Cleveland
Firefighter, went to be with our Lord on October 2, 2016 after a
courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by cherished family
members at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake. Jack was born August 30,
1942 in Cleveland, OH to the late Margaret (nee Jablonski) and Norman
Erb. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth. He is survived
by his cherished and loving daughter, Dawn Ruccella (Tony);
grandchildren Anthony and Anna; brothers Norman (Barbara) and Jeffrey
(Rosemary) and by many family members and dear friends who have
treasured memories of Jack. Jack attended St. Vincent DePaul Catholic
Elementary School. He was a 1960 graduate of St. Edward High School
where he was a proud and accomplished member of their wrestling team.
In 1961, Jack entered the U.S. Air Force where he proudly served until
April of 1965. Friend of Bill W. Funeral Mass Friday, October 7, St.
Vincent DePaul Church (13400 Lorain Ave.) at 10 A.M. Friends may call
PURITAS, THURSDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests memorial contributions to AA of Cleveland, 1557 St. Clair
Ave. N.E., Cleveland, OH 44114 or Prostate Cancer Foundation
(www.pcf.org), 1250 E. Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.



Phil Leslie's brother,

Paul Leslie, unexpectedly passed away.

Monday (9-19-16) viewing, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at Strowder's Funeral Home, 822 E. 105th St.

Tuesday (9-20-16) service, 12:30 p.m. at Messiah Baptist Church, 7401 Cedar Avenue.



age 67. Beloved husband of Christine (nee Zolgus) for 41 years. Loving father of George Jr. (Natalie) and Daniel (Malorie). Dearest grand- father of Daniel Jr., Brooklyn and Madelyn. Son of the late George and Freda. Brother of Marie Blum (Denny). Beloved uncle and dear friend of many. George was a U.S. Army veteran and retired as a
Battalion Chief for the City of Cleveland Division of Fire after 38 years of service.

Contributions may be made to the Western Reserve Fire Museum, 310 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115.


Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bridget of Kildare Parish, 5620 Hauserman Rd., Parma, Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 10 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery.


Friends received at the RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.),



passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13. Beloved husband of Rosemary (nee Driscoll). Devoted father of Mary Jo Gurin, Joseph (Lori), Kathleen Streem (Stevan, deceased), Noreen Johnson (Brian), and Tony. Cherished Grampy of Danielle, Kelli and Katie Gurin, Mallory and Carly Duriak, Connor and Collin Johnson. Dearest brother of Anna Durjak and the following deceased: Mary Law, Julia Kuhar, John Duriak and Pauline Chmiel. Dear brother-in-law of John 'Buzz' Driscoll. Uncle and great-uncle.


 Retired member of Cleveland Fire Department.


Funeral Mass Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. at Assumption Church, 9183 Broadview Rd. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at VODRAZKA FUNERAL HOME OF INDEPENDENCE, 6505 BRECKSVILLE RD., (RT. 21, SOUTH OF ROCKSIDE), TUESDAY 4-8 P.M.



Loving son of Mary Jeanette Swol (Bruce) and the late Michael McCaskey; brother of Derek Neal,
Brian Neal (Lissette), Dawn Reed, Tonya Hendricks, Danielle Wingeier (Robert) and Bryce Swol (Tiffany); loving uncle of 12; nephew of Mary Ellen Kobylinski (Thomas).
Passed away suddenly August 2, 2016.
Funeral Service Friday, August 5, at 7:00 PM. in the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of CLEVELAND, 4420 ROCKY RIVER DR. AT PURITAS where friends may call 5:00 P.M. UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE.


Todd A. Stacho, 44, of Medina, passed away May 17, 2016.
Beloved husband of Amy (nee Henke). Loving father of Taylor and Noah. Cherished son of Dorothy Wilson and the late Leslie Stacho (Becky). Dear brother of Tami (Jim), Thomas (Tammy), Brenda (Mark), Timothy (Maria) and Richard. Todd was the uncle of 9, a best friend and loved by many. Proud U.S. Navy Gulf War Veteran, Fireman of Cleveland, and Paramedic at Lakewood Hospital ER.

VISITATION 4-8 PM FRIDAY at JARDINE FUNERAL HOME, 15822 Pearl Road, Strongsville.
Funeral Service 10 AM Saturday at Royal Redeemer Church, 11860 Royalton Road, North Royalton. Interment 2:30 PM Tuesday, May 24, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH. www.jardinefh.com   

George Loparich

George Allen Loparich

George Allen Loparich, age 86, peacefully passed away April 17, 2016. Devoted husband of 62 years to Patricia (nee Snelling). Loving father of Bruce (Karen) and James (Dena). Cherished grandfather of Tara, Brittany, Alyssa, Faye, and Hannah. Loving brother of Marcella (Jack Wiemer, both deceased) and Mary Ellen (deceased) (Richard Vormelker). Preceded in death by his parents George and Mary (nee Vadas). Cherished Uncle to Barb Wonner, Denny Wiemer, Patty Appleby, Sandy Harry, Rosemary Saunders, Susan Jakubek, and Rick Vormelker (deceased-U.S. Navy). Dear friend, father figure, and mentor to many.

Retired as Battalion Chief of the Cleveland Fire Department (1982) and Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army as a Corporal (1951-1953 - Korea).

The Family will hold a private memorial service at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.



passed away on April 5, 2016. Retired Captain of Cleveland Fire Department and proud veteran of U.S. Navy WWII. Beloved husband of 65 years to Ethel (nee Walsh); loving father of Kevin, Gayle and Brian (Lt. - CFD); devoted grandfather of his dear 'Pounder' (L.B. 'Lil Brian), Brandon, Conor, Jonathan and Alan; great-grandfather of 1; and friend to many. Henry served the City of Cleveland for 28 years and was the long-time acting chief of the 3rd Battalion. He was a graduate and class V.P. of West Tech High (1945), member of American Legion Post 339 and a master bricklayer. He was a talented softball player, bowler and golfer, scoring a hole-in-one in his late seventies.
Contributions may be made to the Gannon Burn Unit, 2500 Metrohealth Dr., Cleveland, OH 44109. All services will be private. Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com

HENRY J. MIKLOWSKI, age 64. Beloved husband of Catherine (nee Hunter); loving father of Zachariah (Carrie), Sonya (Jon), Ezra (Amy), Nathaniel (Mary), Isaiah (Rachel), and Riza; cherished grandfather of Emily, Abigail, Delia, Maya, Lola, and Vivian; dear brother of Barbara Schumacher (Bruce), Paul, and Diana Varde (Tony); dear uncle and friend of many. Henry was retired after 33 years with the Cleveland Fire Department. Friends may call at LATEK & RYBICKI, a GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 7906 BROADVIEW RD. (corner of Broadview and Sprague Rds.), for VISITING HOURS: THURSDAY 5-8 PM and FRIDAY 11 AM – 2 PM and 5-8 PM. Memorial service at a later date.

www.latekandrybicki.com Obituary




MISSIG JANYCE L. MISSIG (nee Krause), age 84. Beloved wife of Arthur E. Loving mother of Bruce and Ned (Sue). Beloved grandmother of Shaun, Zackery, Daniel and Stephen. Dear sister of the late Lester, William, Howard, Virginia and Carol. Dear aunt and friend to many. FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, March 11, 10:30 am at The ZABOR FUNERL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (betw. Snow & Ridge). VISITATION: THURS. 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary's Hospitality House, 5500 West 54th St. Parma, 44129. -



Marjorie W. Trujillo (nee Walter)
beloved wife of Anthony Trujillo Sr.; mother of Anthony Trujillo Jr. (Lucinda), Kristen Kuhlman (Dan) and the late Lauri Wellman; grandmother of Rachael, Anthony III, Jesse, Cassidy, Aiden, Zachary and Carter; sister of Richard Walter (Deborah), Mac Walter (Patty) and Guy Walter (Patty); loving aunt of many. In 2007 Marjorie retired from NASA after 31 years of service.

FUNERAL MASS SAT. MARCH 12, 2016 AT 10 A.M. AT ST. MARY OF THE FALLS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 25615 BAGLEY RD. OLMSTED FALLS. Interment Private. Memorials to the charity of your choice.


EDWARD C. GARTLAND, age 75, (retired Cleveland Firefighter and State of Ohio Fire Marshal), beloved husband of L. Jean McCafferty; father of Shari Chambers (Mike), Jill Petras (Richard), Brian (Kellie Roth), Chris (Celeste) and the late Beth and Dennis Beaune; grandfather of Amber and Ashley Petras, Maddie and Devon Beaune, Sarah, Matt and Brendan; brother of Rosaleen Palzes (Victor) (both deceased), Ann Brown (Woody, deceased), Jack (deceased) (Irma), Jim (Irene, deceased), Tom (deceased) (Tina), Bill (Barb), Patsy Beutel (Dick, deceased) and Jerry (deceased) (Pat); uncle and great-uncle of many. Passsed away March 5, 2016. Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 8, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr.) at 10 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., MONDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111.



JAMES W. MAYER, SR., (“Jim”) age 82, passed from this life on March 5, 2016,           Cherished and devoted husband of the late Audrey T. Mayer (nee Zielinski); beloved father of the Rev. James W. Mayer, Jr., O.de M., (Parochial Vicar of St. Rocco Parish), and Lt. John S. Mayer, CFD (Colette, nee Bonnell); loving grandfather of Bret M. Mayer and Andrea “Andi” L. Mayer; dearest son of the late William and Elizabeth Mayer (nee Mueller); dearest nephew of the late Cecilia Mueller; dearest uncle, cousin and friend of many. Jim attended Parmadale Orphanage for Boys from 1939-48: a place which Jim often recalled some of his happiest memories. It was at Parmadale that he learned to play the Baritone Horn and the Val Trombone in 1st Grade. His musical talent in the band earned him a full scholarship to Saint Ignatius High School, 1948-52, and then opened for him the opportunity to attend John Carroll University 1952-56. It was during his college years that Jim began working at the old HIGBEES on Public Square and during the summer he worked at the Cleveland Asphalt Company. Jim taught in the Cleveland Public School System from 1956-59. In 1959, he began working for the City of Cleveland in the Housing Department until his retirement in March of 1996. It was while working at the Housing Department, that Jim met his future wife and “the love of his life,” Audrey. They were married on November 26, 1964. Jim was a devoted and dedicated husband, father and provider for his family. Jim was immensely proud of the accomplishments of his sons and grandchildren. In the late 1960’s Jim was very involved at Blessed Sacrament Parish as a Lector, Commentator and Cantor at the Sunday Masses. Jim was active in the Holy Name Society at Blessed Sacrament; the Knights of Columbus; a supporter of the Blue Army; member of the Mercede Society and a member of the Mercedarian Friar’s Third Order. Jim was also a very generous blood donor and supported many solid Catholic and Pro-Life non-profits. For most of his life, Jim was a daily Mass attendee. He was involved in the St. Rocco PTU and the RENEWAL program. Jim was best known and remembered for being “the” Lector at the 7:30 am Sunday Mass at St. Rocco since 1990 - a Ministry he faithfully fulfilled every Sunday, until his health began to fail in May, 2015.

At Jim’s request, the family suggests contributions in his memory to St. Rocco Catholic Church in thanksgiving for the welcome that the Mayer Family received from St. Rocco Parish in 1970 in the person of the late Fr. Andrew Costanzo, O.de M. Mass of Christian

Burial St. Rocco Catholic Church, 3205 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Internment Calvary Cemetery. Friends received at RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), THURSDAY 3-7 P.M. With a closing prayer at 7 p.m.


Retired Brother Frank S. Charek


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM also Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Road (corner of River Styx & Rt. 18), Medina, Ohio 44256.


Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Church 606 E. Washington St. Medina, Ohio 44256.


Burial to follow in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Rittman, Seville, Ohio 44273.


Please find the full obituary HERE.


Theodore “Ted” T. Fahey, 79, of North Royalton,

passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Lakewood, OH. He was born February 7, 1937 in Cleveland, OH to the late Patrick and Mary (Quinlan) Fahey. Ted was a Cleveland Firefighter for 25 years and a Bricklayer for over 40 years. He was a member of Firefighter’s Local 93, lifetime member of Bricklayer’s Local 5, enjoyed golfing, reading and football. Ted also coached CYO football for 25 years at St. Bridget’s and St. Ambrose. He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy (Nepi) of 62 years, daughters Cathy (Marc) Poilpré, Patty (Roger) Flanagan, Peggy (Terry) Cawley, son Jim Fahey, daughter Bridget Fahey(David McClure), dear grandchildren Kevin, Tim, Jonathan, Elise, Harland, Clarice, Patrick, Ted, and Nina. He was preceded in death by his brothers Patrick and John.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 4-8 pm at the Waite and Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick, OH 44212.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10:30 am at St. Colette Catholic Church, 330 W. 130th St., Brunswick, OH 44212.

Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Valley City, OH.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cleveland Metro Health Burn Care Center, 2500 Metrohealth Dr, Cleveland, OH 44109 or St. Edward’s High School, 13500 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107.


MARLENE V. MISSIG (nee Schultz) age 82. (Mother of Brother Tony Missig)
Passed away Wednesday February 17, 2016.

Funeral Mass Wednesday February 24, St. Luke Church (Clifton & Bunts Rd.) at 10:30 am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. TUESDAY 6-8 PM.

  LOIS C. McGOVERN (nee Lowrey) age 79,
beloved wife of the late Thomas
L.; daughter of the late Chester and Rose; dear friend of Fred Galvin;
Loving mother of Rick Kuharik (Barb), Michael Kuharik (Pam), Greg
Kuharik (Durenda) and Jeff Kuharik (Jennifer) and Mary Kay Bostwick
(step-daughter) (Dave);Dear grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 4;
sister of Michael A. Lowrey (Linda).

Passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.

 Funeral Mass, St. Ladislas Church, 2345 Bassett Rd., Westlake,
Monday, Feb. 15th at 10:00 am
. Interment Holy Cross. Friends may call
(West of Columbia Rd.) SUNDAY from 2 – 5 pm. In Lieu of flowers,
family suggests memorial contributions to Catholic Charities, P.O. Box
89473, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-9906.

Norbert Schloemer, father of active member Tom Schloemer .

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, OH. The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard. Memorials may be made in Norbert's name to St. Francis Xavier School, 21 W. Perry St., Willard, OH 44890, Sisters of Saint Francis, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883, or Community Hospice Care, 181 East Perry St., Tiffin, OH 44883. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com


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