Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

Since 1905, The Busch Family has had a strong commitment to the families and communities we serve. Now in or fourth generation of family ownership we continue to be the most preferred for funeral, burial and cremation services. Many funeral homes advertise cremation services, but that does not mean they provide crematory services on site. Busch Funeral and Crematory Services has an on premises crematory and have certified staff that personally manage the entire cremation process. Our Care Center provides 24/7 care for your loved one assuring you your loved one never leaves our care. Our dedicated professionals provide families with a greater level of care, comfort and accountability.

Our staff is courteous and sympathetic ...Our facilities are comfortable and spotless...our services are handled with dignity and respect. We provide you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with any of our professional services or facilities, you will not be charged for that particular service.

Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in us.

James H. Busch and J. Mark Busch
4th Generation Funeral Directors

Our Obituaries

John Kirk

August 23, 1933 - May 20, 2020

John J. Kirk, Sr., 86 of Avon Lake passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 after a lengthy illness. He was born August 23, 1933 in Cleveland, OH to parents John J. and Rita (nee Corrigan) Kirk. John attended John Carroll and graduated from John Marshall High. He was a proud Army veteran that served in the Korean War. He enjoyed classic cars, John Wayne movies, westeran's, taking care of his yard...
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Sandra Vasiloff

June 5, 1954 - May 20, 2020

Sandra Jean Vasiloff (nee Mraz), 65 of Avon Lake passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family after a tough battle with cancer. She was born June 5, 1954 to parents James and Bessie Mraz in Cleveland, OH. Sandy graduated from Lincoln West and attended LCCC and the University of Akron where she received her Bachelor's degree. She worked as an RN in the Fairview Emergency...
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Catherine Nowak

October 24, 1957 - May 19, 2020

Catherine Nowak (nee McCloy), 62 of Avon Lake passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020. She was born October 24, 1957 to parents James and Faye (nee Connelley) McCloy in Cleveland, OH. Catherine brightened all the lives she touched. She was incredibly talented with numerous interests including spirituality, yoga, writing, fine-cooking, economic research and traveling. She had an immense love and...
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James F. "Jim" Wise

April 14, 1934 - May 18, 2020

James F. "Jim" Wise, 86, of Avon Lake; husband of the late Regina (nee Mokluk); loving father of Clif (Monica) Wise and Jamie (Ron) Wise; grandfather of Eric (Kelsey) Gregus, Brittany Wise (Brian) and Casandra Wise; brother of Dwight "Bud" Wise and Sue (James) Harner, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020. Upon graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in chemical engineering, Jim was...
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Ruth Scarpelli

February 11, 1940 - May 17, 2020

Ruth E. Scarpelli, 80, longtime resident of Avon Lake and retiree to Sandusky, died on Sunday, May 17, 2020, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born February 11, 1940 in Cleveland, and was a graduate of Parma High School. She was employed as a long time beloved "Lunch Lady" in the Avon Lake school system. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in...
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Stephanie Gosciejew

May 29, 1924 - May 17, 2020

Stephanie Gosciejew (nee Dekarski), 95, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2020. Devoted mother of Ann (Tom) Kirshnick, Mike (the late Lorrain) Gosciejew and Stan (Denise) Gosciejew; grandmother of Dan (Kristie) Kirshnick, Denise Czack, Mike Gosciejew, Greg (Stacy) Gosciejew, Emily (Timothy) Jones, John (Shannon) Gosciejew, Ben Gosciejew and Leah Gosciejew; many great grandchildren; and great...
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Catherine M. Shaw

March 12, 1942 - May 17, 2020

Catherine M. Shaw (nee Porter), 78, of Sheffield Lake, passed away peacefully after a courageous and brave battle with cancer on Sunday, May 17, 2020. She was born March 12, 1942 in Cleveland to Raymond and Marie (nee Carr) Porter. Catherine is a graduate of Jane Adams Academy in Cleveland. Catherine loved being a mom to everyone and always had a happy and upbeat personality. Some of her...
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Barbara Louise Holley

October 23, 1939 - May 16, 2020

Barbara Louise (nee Friedl) Holley passed away on May 16, 2020, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband Edward Thomas Holley, sons Brian (Dawn) and Eric Holley (Debi), and daughter Elise Sheehan (Kevin). She is also survived by her brothers Louie (Barbara, deceased), Raymond (Sue) and Ronald (Barbara) Friedl. She adored her five grandchildren: Jeremy, Tyller and Brendan Holley, and...
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John Simbeck

September 30, 1948 - May 13, 2020

John Joseph Simbeck, 71 of Avon Lake; beloved husband of 46 years of Mary Grace (nee Marquard); loving father of Jennifer (Michael) Atkins and Laura (Tim) Campbell; cherished grandfather of Ella and Anna; and dear brother of Denise (Tom) Sarago. Passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020. John was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He loved the water and all activities associated with it; especially...
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Richard "Rick" Wallace

May 29, 1942 - May 13, 2020

Richard (Rick) S. Wallace, 72; a long-time resident of Seguin, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio after a long illness. Rick is survived by his beloved wife Wanda Wallace of Avon Lake, Ohio; loving son Carl Black (Dawn); cherished grandchildren Samantha, Cameron and Lucas Black, all of Avon Lake, Ohio; dear brother Daniel (Margaret) Wallace of Williston, Florida. He...
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James Shaffer

August 22, 1962 - May 5, 2020

James Robert Shaffer, 57, of Fairview Park passed away suddenly on May 5, 2020. Jim is survived by his twin brother, Jack, his sister, Lori, his aunt and uncle, Joy and Bob Shaffer, and his stepfather, Frank Markus. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joanne Markus and Kermit Shaffer. Jim, known as Wimmy Wimbledon to his childhood friends, was born August 22, 1962 and raised in Avon...
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Harold Schlegel

November 13, 1931 - May 4, 2020

Harold Gordon Schlegel, 88 of Avon Lake; passed away peacefully at home on May 4, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born in Garfield Heights, OH on Nov. 13, 1931. Hal was a graduate of Garfield Heights High School. He joined the Air Force and served in the Korean War, stationed in Japan. After separating from the Air Force, he obtained his private pilots license. He started his career as an...
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William Miller

April 20, 1926 - April 25, 2020

Dr. William Thomas Miller (Tom), 94 of Bay Village passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020. He was born April 20, 1926 in Beaver Falls Penn to William and Annette Miller. The family moved to Euclid, Ohio where Tom graduated from Euclid High. During these years he made lifelong friends. He married Mary Withington and they celebrated 70 years of marriage last August. Throughout his life, most who met...
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Teresa Tavolier

June 13, 1923 - April 25, 2020

Teresa M. Tavolier (nee Stefanica), 96, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 following a period of declining health. She was born on June 13, 1923 in Rittman, OH to Steven and Susie (nee Krska) Stefanica. Teresa was an adventurous woman who loved to travel. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She also spent her free time playing golf, bowling and playing Bridge. Surviving are...
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Mary "Judy" Arthur

April 30, 1960 - April 22, 2020

Mary "Judy" Arthur, 59, of LaGrange, OH passed peacefully with family at her side on April 22, 2020. Darling wife of Jim; proud mother of Bryan and Laura (Dan,); doting grandmother to Zachary; daughter of the late John and Shirley Martin; daughter-in-law to Jim and Patricia Arthur; niece of the late Frank, Bill, and Anne; loving sister to Michael, Patricia (Henry), Donald, Jill (Dave), Donna, and...
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Mary Ann Amato

October 12, 1942 - April 17, 2020

Mary Ann Amato (nee Burge),77 of Avon Lake, OH passed away at home Friday, April 17, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Known and loved by many, she was born October 12, 1942 in Elyria, OH to parents Leslie and Rheyma (nee Tippett) Burge. Mary Ann graduated from Lorain City Schools and attended The Ohio State University. She was employed by Fairhome School, Faroh's Candies, Dr. Mark Gould...
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Eileen Hach

November 15, 1923 - April 16, 2020

Eileen C. Hach (nee Gallagher), 96 of Avon Lake; beloved wife of the late William G. Hach; loving mother of Ellen Hach "Mitzi"; cherished grandmother of Tara L. Winslow; proud great-grandmother of Cole Winslow; dear sister of Rita Vituj. Preceded in death by her sons Dennis, Neil and Lee Hach; parents Edward and Marie (nee Burns) and her siblings Mary Louise Hardman, Edward Gallagher and Robert...
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Glenn "Al" Barth

December 12, 1925 - April 15, 2020

Glenn Allen "Al" Barth peacefully passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 94. At the time of his passing, he was a resident of Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake, OH. Our family is thankful for his life, his imprint on ours, and that his passing came quickly and peacefully. A WWII Purple Heart Veteran of the European Theatre, Al fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was part of...
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Sarah Burk

April 22, 1918 - April 15, 2020

Sarah R. Burk (nee Ray) 101 of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020. She was born April 22, 1918 in Normandy, Tennessee to parents Edward H. and Vera Alice (nee Hicks) Ray. Her family farmhouse outside Shelbyville, Tennessee is where she spent most of her school years. The wonderful 1890 farmhouse is where she and her husband would later take their family for Easter and...
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Thomas "Tom" Metzger

May 22, 1931 - April 11, 2020

Thomas H. Metzger, 88, of Avon Lake, OH, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020. He was born to Thomas H. and Virginia (nee Hastings) Metzger on May 22, 1931 in Canton, OH. Tom proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked as a real estate title examiner for more than 40 years in Canton, Sandusky, and Cleveland. Tom was an avid reader of history, mystery, and sports books, was a...
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Marialice "Mimi" Cruse

September 17, 1935 - April 6, 2020

Marialice Stuck Cruse September 17 1935 - April 06, 2020 On a sunny early April morning with birds singing and her loving children at her side, Marialice Stuck Cruse, formerly of Power WV and Westlake OH, and most recently of Avon Lake OH, died peacefully after an unexpected diagnosis of advanced colon cancer. Mimi, as she was forever known, was born in Power WV on September 17, 1935, the...
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Finley Franklin Jackson

June 13, 1926 - April 5, 2020

Finley Franklin Jackson, 93, of Avon Lake, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Finley was born June 13, 1926 to Adelbert and Edith (Guscott) Jackson. He attended Bay Village High School and upon graduation (class of 1944), joined the Army Air Corps at the close of World War II. Following his service, Finley attended Baldwin Wallace College with a degree in electrical engineering. He was a...
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Arthur "Art" Smith

April 15, 1940 - April 5, 2020

Arthur David Smith, 79, of Key Colony Beach, FL, and Avon Lake, OH, passed into heaven April 5, 2020. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, April 15,1940, to Michael and Laura Smith, both from Scotland. He served in the Army Reserves after graduating from Muskingum University. He worked for Amica Insurance for 30+ years and was a member of St Paul's Lutheran Church in Westlake, Ohio. He is survived...
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Daniel Huczko

September 16, 1940 - April 5, 2020

Daniel Huczko 79, of Sheffield Village, Ohio passed away peacefully on April 5, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born to parents Stanley and Martha Huczko, on September 16, 1940, in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Dan graduated from Ambridge High School and received an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Dyke College and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. He spent most of his career...
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Betty Adams

June 3, 1927 - April 4, 2020

Betty June Adams (nee Hancock), 92 of Sheffield Lake, OH formerly of Avon Lake, OH passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 4, 2020. She was born June 3, 1927 in Nottingham, England to William and Lottie (nee Brown) Hancock. Betty was a homemaker that enjoyed exercising, reading, working in her garden, traveling and seamstress work. She is survived by her...
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Mariamna Goddard

March 17, 1923 - April 3, 2020

Mariamna Goddard, born March 17, 1923, and was predeceased by her mother and father Avraham Panayotoglou, and Valentina (nee Boulatova), brother Vasilli Panay, and her husband James S. Goddard. Mariamna was the mother of Antonia Goddard, Lorna (Donald) Manny, Arthur (Paula) Goddard, Richard Goddard (deceased) and James (Joanne) Goddard. Grandmother to Talia (Brian) Walsh, Tyler Roselli,...
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Marilyn Ashbaugh

April 21, 1925 - April 2, 2020

Marilyn L. Ashbaugh of Avon, OH passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2020. Daughter of Lloyd & Hazel Ashbaugh of Knox, PA, (deceased) and sister of Ann Price, (deceased). Marilyn received a degree in music from Westminster College & Masters in Music Education & Choral work from Penn State University. Marilyn taught at Cumberland, MD School District and 28 years in the Rocky River, OH...
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LaVerna May Lastovka

November 18, 1933 - April 2, 2020

LaVerna Lastovka, 86, beloved wife and mother, was called upon by the Angels and taken to Heaven on April 2, 2020. She entered this world on November 18, 1933 in Cleveland, OH, born to Henry and Eleanor Wozniak (both deceased). Loving wife of Marty for 68 years, sister of Hank Volosin (Richard) and Buddy Wozniak (deceased), mother of Sharon Berry (Bill), Mark Lastovka (Michelle), Bonnie Leitch ...
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Janet Coffey

August 20, 1936 - March 26, 2020

Janet Carrol Coffey, 83 of Avon Lake passed away, Thursday March 26, 2020 at Independence Village of Avon Lake. Janet was born August 20, 1936 in Lima and had lived in Avon Lake for the last 40 years. Janet was a graduate of Lima South High School. She had attended OSU and had earned 3 associate degrees from LCCC. Janet worked as the noon supervisor for Avon Lake schools (Redwood and...
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Demedres "Jim" Dedes

September 1, 1926 - March 23, 2020

Demedres "Jim" Dedes, 93 of Avon Lake formerly of Farmington Hills, MI. passed away Monday, March 23, 2020. He was born September 1, 1926 in Detroit, MI to parents Constantine and Vaselike (nee Darbin) Dedes. Jim was a WWII veteran that served in Japan and received many service medals. He worked for the railroad before a career in automotive sales where he worked for over 50 years and earned many...
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Samuel "Sam" George

February 3, 1951 - March 22, 2020

Samuel "Sam" George, 69, of Avon Lake; beloved husband of Lori (nee Wieczorek); father of Susan and Jeremy; stepfather of Joey and Sandy; brother of Sophie, Joey (Mary) and the late Monica; grandfather of 6. Passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020. Sam was the owner of Tri-County Automotive in North Ridgeville. He enjoyed working on cars and attending AA meetings. Private services will be held. www...
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Elizabeth Wallace

July 27, 1923 - March 18, 2020

Elizabeth Louise Wallace, age 96 died peacefully in her home March 18, 2020. Born in Delaware, Ohio in 1923, she graduated from Frank B. Willis High School in Delaware and Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio. She served as a Navy nurse for one year during WWII in Philadelphia. She married John David Wallace in 1946, living in Lorain OH and then moving to Avon Lake in 1952...
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Zenovy "Zen" Chawansky

January 28, 1941 - March 18, 2020

Zenovy (Zen) Chawansky, 79, passed away Wednesday March 18, 2020 after a short illness. He was born January 28, 1941, in western Ukraine. He lived his early life in several displaced persons (DP) camps in Germany and resettled in Lorain in 1950. Since 1991, he resided in Avon Lake. Zen graduated from Lorain Clearview High School and Ashland College. He earned his master's degree in education...
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Maryann Walker

December 29, 1932 - March 15, 2020

Maryann Walker (nee Nagy), 87 of Avon Lake, OH passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020. She was born December 29, 1932 to parents George and Susan Nagy in Cleveland, OH. Maryann was a member of the Christian Heritage Assembly of God. She is survived by her loving son Kevin Walker (Roberta) of Avon Lake, OH; grandchildren Jason Pollack and Robert Walker (Erin Considine); great-grandchildren Fallon and...
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Marcia Armstrong

February 21, 1930 - March 13, 2020

Marcia Anne Armstrong (nee Huston), 90 of Lewiston, MI passed away Friday, March 13, 2020. She was born February 21, 1930 to parents Gordon and Marion D. Huston in Flint, MI. Marcia was one of the founders of the Lewiston Library; enjoyed reading and was a member of the Lewiston U.C.C. She is survived by her loving children Danny (Moriah) and Chris (Bonnie); daughter in-laws Joan and Susan; 4...
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Charles Murphy

August 3, 1944 - March 13, 2020

Charles K. "Chuck" Murphy, age 75, passed away at Cleveland Clinic, Avon on March, Friday the 13th, 2020. Chuck was born August 3, 1944, the youngest of three boys, in Bayonne, New Jersey to the late Dr. James H. and Margaret (nee O'Donnell) Murphy. Chuck was a generous man, with a big heart and a pension for kindness. He was full-blooded Irish and made sure that everyone knew it. Known to...
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Ruth Meyer

October 13, 1923 - March 12, 2020

Ruth Camp Meyer, 96, died peacefully on March 12, 2020 while residing at The Inn at Whitewood Village, North Canton, Oh. Born on October 13, 1923, in Texarkana, TX, Ruth was a graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College and Baldwin Wallace College. She taught third grade for over 25 years at Erieview Elementary School in Avon Lake, OH. Preceded in death by her husband. Robert; daughter,...
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Richard Thomas

June 20, 1951 - March 11, 2020

Richard Thomas, 68 of Millersburg formerly of Avon Lake passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Scenic Pointe Nursing Home and Rehab Center. He was born June 20, 1951 in Lorain, OH to parents Andrew and Jean (nee Somppi) Thomas. Richard was an Army veteran that served in Germany and was employed as a Machinist at Western Enterprises. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his loving...
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Michele Sweeney - Harayda

March 26, 1970 - March 2, 2020

MICHELE SWEENEY-HARAYDA - 1970-2020 Age 49 of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away March 2, 2020. She was born March 26, 1970 at Fairview Hospital. Michele is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance. Michele ran track and cross country in high school and was in ski club. She also spent her summers lifeguarding. She graduated from...
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Jeanne Brooks

October 13, 1928 - February 29, 2020

Avon Lake Jeanne M Brooks, age 91, passed away peacefully at her home at Main Street Care Center on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Jeanne was born October 13, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Andrew and Lillian (nee Billings) Hill. Jeanne Brooks life was full of color and adventure, and it began the night she and her twin brother Jack were born. At City Hospital in Cleveland a bad storm had...
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Lois Johnson

July 21, 1931 - February 28, 2020

Lois M. Johnson, age 88, passed away peacefully at Cleveland Clinic, Avon Campus on Friday, February 28, 2020. Lois was born July 21, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Alvin and Mary (nee Blackwell) France. Lois was a family-oriented woman who is remembered as caring and putting others first in her life. Her family was her first priority, and she loved being a grandma and G.G. to her great...
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Ingeburg "Inge" Sittner

August 17, 1930 - February 22, 2020

Ingeburg (Inge) Anna Sittner, 89 years of age, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020. Inge was born on August 17, 1930 to Johannes and Minna Andresen and grew up in Sehestedt, Germany. She met her future husband, Kurt Richard Sittner in Eutin, Germany and they were married on March 2, 1953. In June 1953, they immigrated to the United States on a ten day journey aboard the M.S. Italia...
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Chet Stasik (Chester J.)

January 27, 1926 - February 20, 2020

Chet Stasik (Chester J.) died peacefully at the age of 94 the morning of February 20, 2020 with a hospice aide at his bedside. He was surrounded by caring family the previous day into the wee hours of night who came to sit with and bless him as he moved through his final hours on this earth. Everyone who knew Chet will remember his playfulness, engaging sense of humor, gentle kindness, humility...
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Andrew "Drew" Hoffmann

April 24, 1978 - February 20, 2020

With deepest sorrow we announce that Andrew "Drew" Hoffmann, age 41, of Avon Lake, passed away suddenly at his home on February 20, 2020. While the details of his passing are still unknown, it appears to have been natural, immediate, and peaceful. Drew was a cherished son, brother, and uncle who will be remembered as the kindest of friends and a truly gentle and loving man. Drew was a lifelong...
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Josefina M. Martinez

January 15, 1925 - February 20, 2020

Josefina M. Martinez (nee Suarez), 95, of Avon Lake, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Ames Hospice in Westlake. Mrs. Martinez was born to the late Manuel and Maria (Gonzalez) Suarez on January 15, 1925 in Santa Clara, Cuba. Josefina grew up and graduated high school, then earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics in Cuba. There she met Eduardo Martinez, M.D., whom she would later...
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Peter Bodonyi

June 13, 1942 - February 18, 2020

Pete Bodonyi, 77 of Avon Lake passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 holding the hand of his beloved wife, Joyce of 55 years. He was born June 13, 1942 to parents Peter and Rose Bodonyi in East Cleveland, OH. Pete graduated from Fenn College/Cleveland State where he received his Bachelors degree. He was the owner/operator of MPC Incorporated in Westlake, OH. He was a member of Holy Spirit...
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Liliana Myla Sanchez

July 11, 2012 - February 16, 2020

Liliana Myla Sanchez, 7 years old of Elyria formerly of Boca Raton, FL passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic surrounded by her loving family after a 9 month battle with brain cancer (DIPG). She was born July 11, 2012 to parents Joshua Sanchez and Jamie Davis. Liliana loved her school friends. She attended Prospect Elementary School and was a proud 2nd grader. She also...
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Ronald Oleksiak

February 21, 1936 - February 16, 2020

Ronald Oleksiak, age 83 of Avon, OH; beloved husband of Ruth for 58 years; loving father of Mark (Rose), Tom (Denise), Leann Sugrue (Patrick), Paul (Jill) and Patty Mews (Matt); cherished grandfather of Zach (Amy), Maddie, Haleigh (Josh), Luke, Josh, Amanda, Maggie, Ryan and Evan; dear brother of LaVern Patton (Neil), and the deceased Edward (Rosalie) and Patricia. Ron went on to his heavenly...
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Jeannette Nolte

October 19, 1930 - February 13, 2020

Jeannette D. "Jerry" Nolte, age 89. Beloved wife of the late John B. "Jack" Nolte, Jr. who passed away September 20, 2019; loving mother of David A., Barbara Nolte Carmel (Donn) and Gail Woodruff (Willie); dearest grandmother of Allyson Franks (Keith), Bryan Carmel (Kaitlin), Christopher Carmel (Brie Feilmeier), Daniel Traci, Kristin Traci, Samuel Traci, Peter Traci, William Woodruff (Rachel)...
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Lois Boeddener

December 11, 1927 - February 12, 2020

Lois A. Boeddener (nee Merrill) 92 of Avon Lake, formerly of Bay Village peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. She was born December 11, 1927 to parents Clyde and Roma (nee Dribblebis) Merrill in Lakewood, OH. Lois graduated from Lakewood High School. She worked as the Senior Hospital Administrator for Bay View Hospital and St. John Westshore...
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Matthew Hoenig

October 30, 1938 - February 11, 2020

MATTHEW R. HOENIG, 81, a longtime resident of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away February 11, 2020. Matt was born in Lockport, NY, the son of the late Helen C. (Burke) and Edward J. Hoenig. He graduated from DeSales Catholic High School in Lockport in 1956 and went on to receive his B.S. degree from John Carroll University. He continued his education at Cleveland Marshall School of Law and...
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Sissel Wilkinson

March 17, 1950 - February 9, 2020

Sissel Wilkinson (nee Bjorklund), 69 of Avon Lake passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Sunday, February 9, 2020. She was born March 17, 1950 to parents Gustav and Edel (nee Andersen) Bjorklund in Straume, Norway. Sissel was a thoughtful and selfless woman who loved her family, friends, Bunco, knitting, a competitive game of Chinese Checkers, HGTV, and a glass of red wine. She was a...
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Dante Maimone

February 17, 1935 - February 8, 2020

Dante P. Maimone age 84, of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020. Beloved husband for 59 years of Mary K. (nee Murphy); loving father of Dante (Tracy), Margaret (James McCasland), Timothy (Milica), Kathryn, John and the late Mark; cherished grandfather of Andrea, Tara, Connor, Kellen, Grace, Roman and the late Reece; great-grandfather of 8; dear brother of the late Anthony, the...
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Joan Fry

November 11, 1938 - February 3, 2020

Joan Fry (nee Graeser) 81 of Grove City, PA passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 3, 2020. She was born to parents Joseph and Roberta (nee Arthur) Graeser on November 11, 1938 in Pittsburgh, PA. Joan was a graduate of Stowe Township High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Harrisville, PA. She...
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Thomas Pajk

March 8, 1945 - February 3, 2020

Thomas J. Pajk was born on 8 March 1945. His parents were the late John and Ann (Liss). He was educated at St. Casimir, Cleveland, Benedictine High School, Cleveland, Ohio State University, Columbus, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, John Carroll University, University Heights, Borromeo College, Wickliffe and St. Mary Seminary, Cleveland. On 6 June 1987 in the Cathedral of St. John the...
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Margaret M. "Marge" Moir

November 9, 1943 - February 1, 2020

Margaret M. Moir (nee Hall), 76, of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at her home. Marge was born November 9, 1943 in Cleveland to the late Robert and Margaret (nee Kozar) Hall. After being a stay-at-home mom, she co-owned a craft store, Carolina Creations, in Avon Lake. She then operated the gift, candy, clothing, and bathing suit shops at the Aqua Marine Lodge in Avon Lake...
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Julia A. Blaha

September 28, 1919 - February 1, 2020

Julia A. Blaha (nee LaGamba), age 100, of Avon Lake and formerly of Bay Village passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020. She was born September 28, 1919 in Monongah, WV to Italian immigrants, the late John and Anna (nee Marchesani) LaGamba. Julia was a dedicated employee, working until the age of 73, at many of the local grocery stores. She loved baking and preparing Christmas Cookies every...
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Irene Oechsle

August 20, 1926 - January 29, 2020

Irene Oechsle (nee Lalak) 93 of Westlake; beloved wife of the late Richard of 68 years; loving mother of the late Judith Ellen Oechsle and the late Paul Richard Oechsle; dear step-grandmother of Cathleen Nicholson and the late Brian Havlik. Passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH. 44192. Mass...
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Wilburt "Bill" Crates III

November 22, 1939 - January 27, 2020

Wilburt "Bill" S. Crates, III, 80, lifelong resident of Bay Village, passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, January 27, 2020. Bill was born November 22, 1939 in Lakewood, OH to Wilburt, Jr. and Burnedette (nee Drake) Crates. Bill is a graduate of Bay Village High School and a retiree of the Bay Village Police Department. He enjoyed spending time boating and was a 32nd Degree Mason at...
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Christine Jarzynski

April 7, 1926 - January 23, 2020

Christine Jarzynski (nee Fuz) 93 of Avon Lake passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 7, 1926 to parents Frank and Josephine (nee Mikolajczyk) Fuz in Toledo, OH. Christine was a homemaker that was also a seamstress. She was a social butterfly; the family scrabble champion; loved playing cards, especially poker and pinochle. She enjoyed...
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Marian Dye

December 26, 1939 - January 23, 2020

Marian Dye (nee Czar) 80 of Avon Lake; beloved wife of Norman of 60 years; loving mother of Scott (Ellen) and Gregory (Audra); dear grandmother of Jacob, Claire and Grace; sister of Ann Flaherty (John, deceased) and John Czar (Janet). Passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020. Marian's joy in life was her family. She especially enjoyed hosting holidays and raising her children and grandchildren....
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Donald Bruce Pate, Jr.

September 11, 1968 - January 21, 2020

Donald Bruce Pate, Jr., 51, life-long resident of Avon Lake; loving husband of Susan (nee Rulli); beloved father of Donnie and Maya Pate; cherished son of Donald Sr. and Sally (nee Demko) Pate; brother of Kenneth Pate; grandson of Ruby Valentine; and nephew of many aunts and uncles. Don passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Don was born September 11, 1968 in Broadview Heights, OH....
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James DeYoung

July 22, 1938 - January 18, 2020

James R. DeYoung, 81 of Avon Lake and Sarasota, FL passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020. He was born July 22, 1938 in South Holland, Illinois to parents Ted and Henrietta (nee Mouw) DeYoung. James was a U.S. Army Reservist and Illinois National Guard veteran. He attended Iowa State University. He moved to Ohio for work where he was employed as an actuary, eventually owning his own business....
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Brian Holmes

September 30, 1972 - January 17, 2020

Brian W. Holmes, 47 of Avon Lake passed away Friday, January 17, 2020. He was born September 30, 1972 to parents Oliver and Pauline (nee Hall) Holmes, Jr. in Amherst, OH. Brian was a mechanic. He worked for Ridge Cleaners doing maintenance, and at ADI Engineering as a laborer in the machine shop. Above all, he loved his side job with "Holmes Auto Repair" fixing vehicles for family and friends....
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Melvin Doick

May 28, 1946 - January 17, 2020

Melvin Doick, age 73 of Sheffield Lake Ohio, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at his home. He was born on May 28, 1946 to the late George Henry Doick and Isabel Mary Doick (nee Muir) in London, England. He then married Bonnie Lott in London, England on September 4, 1968 and they later settled in Sheffield Lake. Melvin was a dedicated employee with RTA, working for 27 years as a bus...
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Beverly Jaroscak

October 30, 1928 - January 14, 2020

Beverly Jaroscak (nee Horwedel) 91 of Avon Lake passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. She was born October 30, 1928 to parents Mark and Estelle Horwedel in Bay Village, OH. Beverly was a graduate of Avon Lake High School and was an insurance claims adjuster. She was a member of Avon-on-the-Lake Garden Club and Gamma Rho. She enjoyed pinochle, bridge, bowling, shopping and travel...
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Monica Piskura

June 4, 1942 - January 11, 2020

In Monica's own words… How lucky am I to have lived such a beautiful, blessed, life with a most magnificent husband, marvelous children, and fabulous family. Being given the opportunity to spend my days with the love of my life, Jack, was indeed, God's way of smiling down at me. My wish is for everyone to be so lucky. As I reflect, there was a lot of smiling to be done. I was born in...
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Martin Cahill

June 5, 1929 - January 8, 2020

Martin H. Cahill, 90 of Avon passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The youngest of 12, he was born June 5, 1929 to parents Vaughn and Ruth (nee Wells) Cahill in Galion, OH. Around the age of 13, Martin and his family moved to Cleveland Heights. Shortly after high school, he met and married the love of his life, Beverly Elliott in 1950. Martin was a proud U.S. Navy veteran who served during...
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Norman Patterson

June 11, 1933 - January 4, 2020

Norman Patterson, 86 of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020. He was born June 11, 1933 in the north of England to parents Joseph and Mary Ann (nee Bewick) Patterson. Norman is survived by his beloved children Jacki (Dave) Currie of Avon Lake, OH., David (Nancy "Lance" Whitner) Patterson of Steamboat Springs, CO. and Christopher (Anna) Patterson of Bozeman, MT.; loving...
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Juanita M. Bragg

January 3, 2020

Juanita Mae Bragg (Nita or Juan-neet), age 71 made her journey to join her loved ones who have went before her on Friday, January 3rd, 2020. She went peacefully in her home in Sheffield Lake, Ohio. Juanita was born August 12, 1948 to the late Charles and Ilene Bragg. She is survived by all of the following, her brothers Charles aka Bob (Linda) and Christopher aka Randy. The love of her life...
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Erman "Bud" Lamb, Jr.

December 24, 1929 - January 1, 2020

Erman L. "Bud" Lamb Jr., of Avon Lake, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020, one week after celebrating his 90th birthday with his family. He was born December 24, 1929, to parents Erman and Teresa (nee Montgomery) Lamb. Bud was a hearty New Englander, born in Mystic, Connecticut and raised in Maine and New Jersey. Bud led a long and colorful life. He met his late wife Miriam Jean Kirk at...
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Mark Lewis

December 15, 1938 - December 25, 2019

Mark W. Lewis, 81, longtime resident of Avon Lake passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at Mercy Hospital in Lorain after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 15, 1938 to parents Paul and Catherine (nee McCoy) Lewis in Canonsburg, PA. Mark was an U.S. Army veteran. He retired from G.M. in Parma after 34 years as a machine operator. He then...
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Joan Richards

March 26, 1925 - December 24, 2019

Joan Marie Richards (nee Runkle), 94, Avon Lake, originally from Detroit, MI. Beloved wife of the late Raymond W; loving mother of Mary J. Dore (Barry) of Avon Lake, Michael S. (Pat) of Pleasant Garden, NC, Raymond P. (Barb) of Ridley Park, PA, Andrea L. of Avon Lake, Brian L. (Terri) of Cleveland, Carol A. Stowe (Keith) of Livonia, OH, and Philip W. (Katie) of Bloomfield Hills, MI; devoted...
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Ronald Dorco

June 12, 1944 - December 23, 2019

Ron A. Dorco, 75, of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully on the morning of December 23, 2019. Ron was the soulmate and best friend of Donna Halloran; father of Ashley Marie (Scott) McLaughlin, Cole Joseph (Allison) Dorco and Lorin Andrew Dorco; grandfather of Brooklyn, Brody, Reese and Reagan; dear brother of Gloria Joyce and Gary Dorco; Ron was the former owner of Norwalk Ford Lincoln Mercury, a...
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Virginia Tran

September 4, 1948 - December 12, 2019

Virginia "Gin" A. Tran, 71; beloved wife of the late Alan; dear mother of Scott Dull, Kim Uline (Mark) and the late Jeffrey Tran; cherished grandmother of Kaila Killian- Huhn (Cory) and Cassandra Uline; great-grandmother of Kaiden, Easton and Harper; sister of Daniel Dull (Colleen), Jackie Bardwell (Dave), Terry Dull (Michele), Jeanine Joy (Tom) and the late Mark Dull; aunt and great-aunt to...
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James Williams

June 22, 1925 - December 8, 2019

James Nicol (Murray) Williams, of Bay Village, OH passed away at the age of 94 on December 8, 2019. James was born June 22, 1925. Jim was a World War II Navy Veteran, enlisting at the age of 17. He was stationed in Sidney, Australia where he served as a 2nd class radioman. He also served on the USS Compton DD705. When Jim returned home from the service, he married Jacqueline (nee Stahley)...
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Mary Alice Sandor

February 3, 1919 - December 7, 2019

Mary Alice Sandor (nee Strauser) died peacefully on December 7, 2019. Born on February 3, 1919 to Fred and Gertrude Strauser in Lorain. She grew up in a loving family with brothers Ray, Chuck and sister Eleanor and worked with them in the family bakery. She attended Saint Mary's School in Lorain where she developed life-long friends. Mary Alice married Albert Sandor in June 1943 and...
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Marilyn Haik

February 8, 1944 - December 2, 2019

Marilyn P. Haik (nee Parker), aged 75, of Avon Lake, formerly of Chattanooga, TN, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 2, 2019. She was born February 8, 1944, to Willard and Thelma (nee Edwards) Parker in Laurel, MS. Marilyn graduated from Glade High School in Laurel, MS. She had received her bachelor's degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and her master's degree at the...
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Robert Hallenburg

February 12, 1924 - December 1, 2019

Robert W. Hallenburg, 95 a long-time resident of Avon Lake passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Doris A. (nee Kiskamp); loving father of Douglas (Kathleen), Barbara Hallenburg, Carol Rulli (David) and Ann Krucek (Tom); cherished grandfather of Allison (Casey), Shawn (Jenna), Thomas Robert, Kyle (Raquel) and Nicole (Jeremy); great-grandfather of Cadence and Everett....
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Matthew Richardson

December 4, 1989 - November 30, 2019

Matthew D. Richardson, 29 of Avon Lake, OH passed away in his home on Saturday, November 30, 2019. He was born to parents Keith and Deborah (nee Bezuidenhout) Richardson on December 4, 1989 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Matthew was a United States Naval Submariner veteran that worked for Allen Refrigeration. He enjoyed hiking and spending his free time outdoors; cheering on the Pittsburgh...
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Donald Cruse, Jr.

October 14, 1932 - November 30, 2019

Donald Cruse, Jr. formerly of Englewood NJ and Westlake OH, and most recently of Avon Lake OH, died peacefully from complications of dementia on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Donald was born in New York, NY on October 14, 1932, the son of the late Donald Cruse, Sr. and Constance Dibble Cruse. One of his fondest memories of childhood was sailing small boats from the Shinecock Yacht Club in Quogue...
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Ruth Duttweiler

May 31, 1924 - November 26, 2019

Ruth N. Duttweiler (nee Newman) of Avon, OH formerly of Cornwell, NY., peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. She was born to parents Benjamin and Kathryn (nee Loskarn) Newman on May 31, 1924 in Flushing, NY. Ruth received her Master's Degree in Education from SUNY New Platz. She taught 5th and 6th grade and retired from the Monroe Woodbury School District in New York. She...
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Garland Spence

December 6, 1953 - November 22, 2019

Garland G. Spence, age 65, was born in the winter of 1953 and was taken from us too soon in November 2019. Growing up as a child in West Virginia and Cleveland, he learned the life skills of working hard, humility and perseverance that he would carry with him. Garland loved working with his hands and displayed this through his carpentry, artistry of drawing, talented drum playing, and his...
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Helen Strebinger

November 1, 1930 - November 20, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen (Getzinger) Strebinger, age 89, on November 20, 2019. Helen had a full life and loved her family. Born November 1, 1930 in South Bend Indiana, Helen is survived by her daughters Susan (Kevin A.) Brinkman and Sandra Britton; grandchildren Kevin C. (Denise) Brinkman, Noel (Jill) Brinkman and Trevor Britton; four great-grandchildren,...
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Charles Leopold

August 28, 1947 - November 19, 2019

Charles W. Leopold, 72 of Avon Lake passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was born August 28, 1947 in Pottstown, PA to parents Harry and Florence Leopold. Charles graduated from Spring-Ford High School and moved from PA to Ohio to attend college at Ashland University. While attending college, he triple lettered in cross country, track, and basketball. He taught American History at Avon Lake...
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Bernice Miller

January 23, 1935 - November 17, 2019

Bernice G. Miller, age 84, of Avon, OH, formerly of Lorain, OH, and St. Louis, MO, passed away peacefully at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Medina, Ohio on Sunday, November 17, 2019 following a brief illness. She was born on January 23, 1935 in Freeburg, Missouri to Henry and Olga Eisterhold. She married Ralph William Miller on June 22, 1957, who preceded her in death in 2017. Together...
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Theodore Linn

March 22, 1933 - November 15, 2019

Theodore V. Linn was born on March 22, 1933, to his proud parents, Adam and Agnes. He was raised in Lakewood and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Theodore retired from the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller after 34 years. He was a history enthusiast and an avid reader, he enjoyed home remodeling and gardening. He died at home on Friday, November 15,...
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Michael D. Linn

August 22, 1961 - November 15, 2019

Michael D. Linn, 58, of Middleburg Heights formerly of Sheffield Lake, beloved husband of thirty years to Nadine (nee Hegedus); devoted father of Taylor; dear son of Bernice and the late Theodore; loving brother of Diana Contreras (Maximo), Sandra Feliciano (Pedro), Christopher (Judy) and Patrick (Theresa). Passed away suddenly at home on Friday, November 15, 2019. Mike graduated from Lorain...
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Michael Thompson

December 19, 1958 - November 14, 2019

Michael Thompson, 60 of Avon Lake, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He was born December 19, 1958 to parents Lewis and Anna (nee Murray) Thompson in Atlantic City, N.J. Michael was a proud and loyal member of the U. S. Army, whom he served faithfully for 12 years. His dedication to his country is only overshadowed by his dedication to his family. He...
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Dewayne Hudson

April 8, 1934 - November 11, 2019

Dewayne Hudson, age 85 of Sheffield Lake, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019. Beloved husband of Glenna J. (nee Clay); loving father of Leanna Griveas (Xen), Michael (deceased), and Mark; devoted grandfather of Christopher Griveas. Private interment at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon. 440-933-3202 www.buschcares.com
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Christopher Giermann

July 25, 1988 - November 8, 2019

Christopher Giermann, 31, originally of Avon Lake, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. Christopher graduated from HEARTS where he excelled in athletics, playing soccer, basketball and baseball. In recent years, he built his career in car sales where he was able to use his outgoing personality, caring nature and strong work ethic to develop many satisfied customers. Christopher had a...
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Roger Davies

September 17, 1952 - November 4, 2019

Roger D. Davies, 67 of Avon Lake, OH unexpectedly passed away Monday, November 4, 2019. He was born September 17, 1952 to the late David and Vivian (nee Lukacik) Davies. Raised and educated in Elyria, OH, he studied to become a biomedical technician, which led him to work at Radiometer America and the VA Hospital in San Francisco, CA. In 1994, Roger returned to Northeastern Ohio to marry the...
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Gregory Strichek, Jr.

April 7, 1953 - November 3, 2019

Greg Strichek, 66 of Sheffield Lake, OH formerly of Youngstown, OH passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 after a short illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 7, 1953 to parents Gregory and Mary Strichek Sr. Greg graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Youngstown, OH. He was employed as a Mill Wright for U.S. Steel. Greg was a member of the Local #1103; enjoyed golf,...
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Brent J. Reszler

November 7, 1991 - October 27, 2019

Brent J. Reszler, 27 of Columbia Station formerly of Avon Lake passed away from a tragic accident Sunday, October 27, 2019. He was born November 7, 1991 to parents Rick Reszler and Sara Leopold in Cleveland, OH. Brent was a graduate of Avon Lake High School in 2010. He was a member of the marching band and played the tuba. He was a member of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony and played at...
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Marilyn Willett

August 18, 1926 - October 22, 2019

Marilyn Willett (nee Thomas), age 93, of Bay Village, OH. passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was born August 18, 1925 in Sandusky, Ohio to parents Ford and Marcella (nee Rudolph) Thomas and preceded in death by her beloved husband Douglas Willett and brother Marvin Thomas. Cherished mother of Randall (Peggy) Willett of Seattle, WA. and Stephen (Peggie) Willett of Avon Lake, OH.; deeply...
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Clifford W. Brooks

November 23, 1924 - October 21, 2019

Clifford W. Brooks 11/23/1924 – 10/21/2019 On Monday, October 21, 2019 Cliff Brooks passed away at the age of 94. Cliff was a true renaissance man. Born as the son of a small farmer from Harrisville, Pennsylvania. Cliff served in WWII as a U.S. Marine in the 1st Division and saw service in the Pacific Theatre. Cliff participated in the invasions and iconic battles of Peleliu, Tarawa...
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Jordan Akers

December 22, 1994 - October 18, 2019

Jordan Andrew Akers, 24, life-long resident of Avon Lake, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019. He was born December 22, 1994 to parents Mark and Kimberly (nee Tomanek) Akers in Westlake, OH. Jordan was an Avon Lake graduate and worked alongside and had great influence on his sister's business, RELOVEDLUMBER. Jordan was preparing to enter the police academy and was also a member of the...
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Dennis Kohl

July 21, 1947 - October 15, 2019

Dennis A. Kohl, 72 of Avon Lake passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019. He was born to parents Robert and Norma (nee Brandt) Kohl on July 21, 1947 in Cleveland, OH. Dennis married the love of his life and his high school sweetheart Sharon (nee Manheimer) September 7, 1968. He retired after 37 years from National City Bank as the Regional Manager. He enjoyed nature and being outdoors. You could...
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Judith Spencer

November 3, 1938 - October 15, 2019

Judith Anne Arnold Spencer of Avon Lake released her soul on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Ames Family Hospice Center in Westlake after a brief illness. A lover of art, music, travel, and family, Judith showed her children and grandchildren how to be curious, kind, live in the moment, and embrace the world. Born the youngest of three sisters on November 3, 1938, Judith was raised in...
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Bessie Lou DeCoske

April 15, 1930 - October 15, 2019

Bessie Lou DeCoske, 89 ½ of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Johnstown, PA., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. She was born to parents Burt and Arvilla (nee Hess) Felix on April 15, 1930. Bessie enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting and solving word puzzles. She was an avid Cleveland Indians fan; was feisty, independent, friendly, fun, loving,...
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