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Carol Novotny

Sep 25, 2022

Carol A. Novotny, 92, of Avon Lake, Ohio passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022 following a brief illness. She was born December 15, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Walter and Eldora (nee Priest) Bleser.

Carol spent her early life in Lakewood but moved with her family to Avon Lake as a teenager. She graduated from Avon Lake High School...

Carol A. Culp

Sep 25, 2022

Carol A. Culp, age 79. Beloved wife of the late James Hendy; dear daughter of the late Fred and Doris Culp, cherished sister of Sally Jean (Brian) Culp Shore; and loving aunt of Jason Shore. Carol was a longtime and faithful member of Church of the Ascension in Lakewood. She had a variety of roles at different times including; head...

Richard Willis

Sep 25, 2022

Richard Willis, 87, transitioned on, Sunday, September 25, 2021, at Soin hospital. He was born April 21, 1935, in Claiborne, AL, the son of George Lee Willis and Lula Dinnis (Guilliard) Willis.

Richard graduated from North High School, Akron, Ohio, Class of 1958. Following graduation he served with the U.S. Air Force in Korea, for the Korean War. He built...

Mary Devin

Sep 24, 2022

Mary Devin (nee Camillotta), age 91 of Parma, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Cecil A. Devin; loving mother of Carolyn DeLong (David), Linda Bly (Guy), and Cynthia Jogan (James); devoted grandmother of Michelle Graley, David DeLong, Bryan DeLong (Kim), Stephen DeLong, Ryan Bly (Jill), Laura Bly (Regina), Christin Jogan, Bethany Jogan, and Maria...

Randolph Rasnake

Sep 24, 2022

Randolph "Randy" Rasnake age 63; passed peacefully with the love of his life, Darlene by his side, Saturday, September 24th 2022.

Dear father to Amy Viars, Christopher (Kim), Brittney, Michael and the late Adam Rasnake, Harry IV, Diana Gearhart, and Angel Corkle.

Loving Grandfather and Great Grandfather not only to his immediate family but, to all his inherited...

Dr. Robert A. Schmidt

Sep 24, 2022

Dr. Robert A. Schmidt, age 84, passed away September 24, 2022. Beloved husband of Marilyn C. (nee Pfeffer) for 61 years; grandfather of Abigail and Madeline Schmidt; uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Agnes Schmidt and his siblings, Ruth Hrib and William Schmidt.

Robert practiced dentistry for over 50 years in Greater...

John V. "Johnny" Lutz

Sep 23, 2022

John V. "Johnny" Lutz, age 52 of Cleveland, OH and formerly of Olmsted Falls, OH. John was born on March 30, 1970 and passed away on September 23, 2022 at the Cleveland Clinic Main Hospital after a two year battle with cancer. Johnny was surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his partner Jackie Hanna; loving daughter Samantha...

Eleanor Cummings

Sep 23, 2022

Eleanor L. Cummings, 96, formerly of Parma, Ohio passed away Friday, September 23, 2022 at The Woods on French Creek following a brief illness. She was born April 16, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents George and Myrtle (nee Swan) Brown.

Eleanor Brown was raised in Cleveland and was a graduate of South High School. She attended Grace Episcopal Church...

Kenneth Mazer

Sep 22, 2022


Kenneth Ronald Mazer, age 80, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. 

Beloved husband of 36 years of Jean Mazer (nee Bubnick); loving step-father of John D. Kaniecki, Jr. (Michelle) and Jennifer Sheehan (Timothy) and Papa Kenny to Maggie and Ben Kaniecki and Caitlin Sheehan; brother of Stephan, Jr. (deceased), Leroy (Gloria) and Eugene (Linda); uncle of many nieces and...

Marilynn D. (nee Bakos) Nehez Nagy

Sep 22, 2022

Marilynn D. Nehez Nagy (nee Bakos), 80, of Eastlake, OH passed away peacefully on September 22, 2022. She was born on April 25, 1942 to parents Steven Bakos and Gladys Ciarcia (nee Tulea) in Cleveland, OH.

A force to be reckoned with from the very beginning, Marilynn spent her childhood getting into antics with her twin sister Carolynn and driving...

Ralph Palsha

Sep 22, 2022

Ralph B. Palsha, age 96. Beloved husband of the late Joan (nee Hoenig). Dear father of Charyl Palsha, Bonnie Ashie and Dawn Abazia (James). Grandfather of David Foltzer, Sheshawn Foltzer Miesieski (Brian), Andrew Abazia (Elaine Cook), Tariel Ashie, Elaine Kaczynski (Vince). Great-grandfather of Roman, Rylie, Ellie, and Braden. Longtime companion of Carol Sue White. Auditor for United States Steel. WW...

Candi Wilson

Sep 21, 2022

Candi M. Wilson, 37 of Lorain, OH passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. She was born to parents Larry Wilson and Anita Ambers (nee Tippett) in Newark, OH.

Candi attended Brookside High School. She played basketball and ran track. She was a Steelers fan, a talker, very opinionated, enjoyed cats and iced coffee with lots of sugar. Her...

Emilia M. Blanchfield

Sep 21, 2022

EMILIA M. BLANCHFIELD (nee Lubich), age 91 of North Royalton. Beloved wife of the late George Blanchfield. Devoted mother of Georgette Blanchfield (Edwin Fichter), George Blanchfield (Linda), John Blanchfield, Gregg Blanchfield (Lin), Nancy Bell (Skip) and Holly Woytek (David, Jr.); loving grandmother of Kellie, Luke, Blayne, Stephen and Hilary; dear sister of Frank Lubich (deceased), William Lubich (deceased), Joe Lubich...

Sandra Carder

Sep 20, 2022

Sandra "Sandy" Carder of Cleveland, Ohio went to live with the angels on September 20, 2022 after battling COPD. Mother of Jennifer Schroeder (Eric), Cynthia Coulter (Matt), Cody Cardenas, and Cassie Newcomb (Josh) who she loved dearly; companion of Mike Fraley; youngest sister of Brenda (deceased), Jim, Penny, and Mike (deceased); grandmother of 7; daughter of Walter (deceased) and Gertrude...

Eileen Mahoney

Sep 19, 2022

Eileen E. Mahoney (nee Terry), 78, lifelong resident of Elyria; passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, September 19, 2022. Eileen was born to parents Englon Terry and Lillie (nee Duvall) Cook on July 5, 1944, in Elyria. Eileen graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1962. She furthered her education at Lorain County Community College earning a degree to...

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