Those We Are Privileged to Serve

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Henry D. Hassel

Aug 13, 2022

Henry D. Hassel, age 78 of Parma, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Madar) for 34 years; loving step-father of Frances Dowling, Monica Nash (Christopher), Matthew Kosztolnyik (Danica), and Elizabeth Gymorie (Richard); devoted Papa of twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; dear brother of Sidney (Christa) and David (Jeri). Preceded in death by his parents,...

Dianne I. Schweter

Aug 11, 2022

Dianne I. Schweter, age 80 of Strongsville, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Beloved daughter of the late Erwin & Irene Schweter (nee Cavanaugh); niece of many deceased. Dianne is survived by many cousins, great cousins, and great-great cousins.

Dianne was born in Cleveland, OH and moved to Cherry Hill, NJ as a child when her father's job transferred...

Patricia Keane

Aug 10, 2022

Patricia Irene "Mary" Keane, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Universally acknowledged as the smartest member of the Keane family, Patty was the caring sister of Kathy Winter (Tom), Colleen Ohl (Jeff), Kevin F. Keane Jr., Tim Keane (Karen) and Kim Keane; Patty was also the funniest human on Earth (although looks aren't everything). Patty was the...

Dr. Cletus James Oswald

Aug 10, 2022

Dr. Cletus James Oswald, age 90 of Parma, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Beloved husband of Patricia Mary (nee Schreiner) for 66 years; loving father of John (Sharon), David (Annemarie), Lori Watson (Bruce), and Mark (Denise); devoted grandfather of Jessica Chapman (Derrick), Shannon Duqum (Brandon), Chelsea Hall (Ian), and Matthew (Shea O'Brien), Kristoffer and Brittany, Bruce Watson, and...

Ruth Meier

Aug 9, 2022

Ruth Rose (Hlavin) Meier, age 100, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9th, 2022.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph for 67 years; loving mother of Beverly Phiel (Jack, deceased), Sandra Masie (George), and Gerald (Carol); grandmother of Tamara Weitzner (Ross), Perry Phiel (Megan), Valerie Leopold, George Masie (Lorie), Timothy Masie (Jill), and Karen Meier; great-grandmother of...

Edward Perhacs

Aug 9, 2022

Edward E. Perhacs, 85, of Cleveland; beloved former husband of the late Sue Ellen; loving father of Suzanne Cosic (John), Martin (Judy), Patricia, and Jennifer Tappe (Mark); dear grandfather of Bryan Burkart (Carolyn) and Jack and Evan Tappe; cherished great-grandfather of Kara Burkart; caring friend to many. Edward is predeceased by his parents John and Suzanna (nee Klimon) and his...

Muny Sok

Aug 9, 2022

Muny Sok, age 49. Beloved son of Mary Sok. Dear brother of Meng Keo, Kunthavy Weise (Robert) and the late Phalita Sok. Loving uncle of Monique Keo, Annette Keo, Anthony Weise, Brandon Weise, and Cody Weise. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Epilepsy Foundation, 120 W 2nd Street, Suite 425, Dayton, OH 45402. Muny was fortunate to pass away...

Shelbie A. Austin-Skinner

Aug 8, 2022

Shelbie A. Austin-Skinner, age 61, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2022.

Loving daughter of Ronald Austin and Annie Perry; beloved siblings of Tommie Skinner, Jr., Jacqueline Skinner, Thomas Skinner, and Kewein Skinner; loving Uncles and Aunts, several nieces and nephews.

She was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps., where she she received several commendations during her twelve...

Gary Esses

Aug 8, 2022

Gary J. Esses, "The Cam Doctor", 77, of Sandusky, OH formerly of North Olmsted passed peacefully on Monday, August 8, 2022. He was born in Cleveland, OH on August 25, 1944 to parents Julius and Julia (nee Homula) Esses, who preceded him in death.

Gary's love of all things mechanical served him well through many years as a maintenance mechanic...

Kevin Dunphy

Aug 8, 2022

Kevin E. Dunphy, 81, of Westlake, Ohio passed away Monday, August 8, 2022. He was born September 9, 1940 to parents Edward and Mary (nee Lynch) Dunphy in East Cleveland, Ohio.

Kevin was raised in Cleveland and graduated from St. Joseph High School in Euclid. He began his professional life in the banking industry for several years, then was a...

Richard Mergo

Aug 8, 2022

Richard "Dick" Mergo, 77 of Westlake formerly of Wilkes - Barre, PA peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, August 8, 2022. He was born April 29, 1945, to parents Michael and Ann (nee Gegaris) Mergo in Wilkes - Barre, PA.

Dick was a graduate of King's College. He started working for W. T. Grants as a...

Rita Kirsch

Aug 8, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Rita M. Kirsch, age 87 of Sheffield Lake. Wife of Ronald for 65 years; mother of Cheryl Gabanic (John), Dale Kirsch, Denise Kirsch and the late Tom Kirsch; grandmother of Jeremy, Jessica, Maureen, Melanie, David and Katie; great grandmother of 8; sister of Ruth Farabaugh (deceased), Dorothy Abel...

Richard Lorek

Aug 7, 2022

Richard J. Lorek, 88, of North Royalton, Ohio, loving husband to the late Georgia A. Lorek (nee Rorabeck) passed away on August 7th, 2022 surrounded by family.

Richard was born on Sept. 23rd, 1933, in Cleveland, OH to parents John and Olga (Boczek) Lorek. He was a dear father of Barbara Capone (Joseph), John Lorek (Jenny), Kimberly Kusek (Ted); Grandfather...

Valerie Ziemba

Aug 6, 2022

Valerie Ann Ziemba (nee Goethals), 84 of Avon Lake, OH formerly of Chicago, IL and Mt. Washington, KY passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022. She was born October 11, 1937, to parents Albert and Valeria (nee Magala) Goethals in Chicago, IL.

Valerie worked in hospital admitting at the Alexian Brothers Hospital. She enjoyed watching the Wheel of Fortune and...

Marilyn Sandor

Aug 6, 2022

MARILYN A. SANDOR, age 78 of Parma. Cherished daughter of the late Andrew and Ann Sandor (nee Fedik). Loving sister of Andrew Sandor (Jane), Sandra Athens (Alexander) and Laurie Dukuslow (Steve); dear aunt of Melissa Athens, Alexander P. Athens, Jennifer Dukuslow and Stephen Dukuslow (Gina); great-aunt of Brice Athens. Marilyn was a secretary for the assistant superintendent at the Parma...

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