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

Marion Malone

December 14, 1924 - March 20, 2018

Marion K. Malone (nee Killmar), 93 of Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She was born to parents Henry and Mamie (nee Weissenborn) Killmar on December 14, 1924. Marion was an active, Long-time member of Bay Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed music and had a passion for singing. Marion had a great love for her family. Marion is survived by her children Marion (Fred) Backstrom,...
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Henry Carlsen

July 7, 1929 - March 19, 2018

Henry F. Carlsen, 88, a 28 year resident of Avon Lake, formerly of Sheffield Lake, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018. He was born July 7, 1929 in Mineola, New York to parents Alf and Olga (nee Romaneck) Carlsen. Henry graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. Henry proudly served in the United States Army and Navy. He...
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William Gach

July 22, 1936 - March 15, 2018

William S Gach, age 81, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital after a long struggle with heart and pulmonary diseases. He was born in McMechen, West Virginia on July 22, 1936. His family relocated to Elyria, Ohio in 1947 where he spent his youth. He graduated from St. Mary's grade school in 1950 and graduated from Elyria High School with the class of...
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Carol Fellure

May 27, 1936 - March 13, 2018

Carol L. Fellure, age 81, left this world for Heaven on March 13, 2018. Carol was born May 27, 1936, in Gallipolis, Ohio, to Homer and Doris (nee Meal) Fellure. Carol attended school in Gallipolis and Columbus and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1959 (B.S. in Education) and was a proud and forever fan of the Buckeyes. He received his M. S. in Education from Washington University in...
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Leo Angelo Portale

January 20, 1939 - March 8, 2018

Leo Angelo Portale, 79 of Avon Lake, OH, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 8, 2018 while surrounded by family. He was born January 20, 1939 to parents Angelo and Alice (nee Nault) Portale in Ishpeming, MI. Leo literally married the girl next door Constance "Connie" (nee LeSage) in 1961 and moved to Clinton Township, MI where they remained until 2016. He was a beloved math and physics...
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Edward James Mitroff

January 12, 1932 - March 6, 2018

Edward James Mitroff, 86 of Avon Lake, formerly of Amherst, passed away Monday, March 6, 2018 at Maplewood Senior Living in Cuyahoga Falls. Edward was born January 12, 1932 in Lorain and had lived in Avon Lake for 52 years. Edward was a graduate of Lorain High School. He continued his education by earning a Bachelor's Degree at Miami University (OH), where he was a student athlete (baseball...
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Laverne Schuster

April 1, 1928 - March 4, 2018

Laverne Schuster, 89, Faithful companion of Kermit Mason; loving mother of Robert (Ellen) Schuster, Karen (Roger) Murton, Laurel (Joseph) Irwin; grandmother of Chandra, Audra, Sara, Hallie, Joseph and Bryan; great-grandmother to Allison, Caitlyn, Gavin, Madeleine and Kevin; dear sister of Eugene, Noreen, Donald, Carolyn, and Raymond; widow of the late Robert Schuster who passed away in 1988 after...
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Kathleen Neff

June 3, 1930 - March 3, 2018

Kathleen M. Neff (nee Bowerman) 87 of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. Services to be determined at a later date by the family. Cremation by Busch. 440-933-3202
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Joan Carollo

September 14, 1932 - March 3, 2018

Joan A. Carollo (nee McIntosh), 85, a 60 year resident of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 of a lengthy illness. She was born September 14, 1932 to parents Douglas and Lillian (nee Fitzgerald) McIntosh in Lakewood, OH. Joan was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy in Cleveland. She was a secretary for several Cleveland Bank President's with Central Bank and Society Bank. Joan was a...
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Virginia Minter Meier

February 28, 2018

Virginia Minter Meier, of Avon Lake, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Jinny was born on May 11, 1936 and raised in Rocky River. She graduated from Rocky River High School in 1954. Jinny attended Ohio Wesleyan University. For many years, Jinny was a model, she worked at Bonnie Bell, and then she became an interior designer. Jinny was most proud of her three daughters: Ellen Jordan ...
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Judith Young

June 7, 1940 - February 25, 2018

Judith D. Young (nee Barnes) 77, a lifelong resident of Avon Lake, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018, at home following a long illness. Judith was born June 7, 1940 in Lakewood. Judith was a 1958 graduate of Avon Lake High School and attended Dyke Business College, Cleveland. She worked for 30 years as a secretary at the Avon Lake Service Department retiring in 2000. She was a charter...
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Regina Anne "Pinky" Wise

June 26, 1932 - February 25, 2018

Regina Anne "Pinky" Wise, 85, of Avon Lake since 1973, formerly of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Sunday, February 25. Regina was born on June 26, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from St. Joseph University. She served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1959-1962 in Italy, where she met her husband, before becoming a homemaker and raising a family. Regina was a member of St. Joseph...
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Estelle Mary Donelan

February 6, 1933 - February 24, 2018

Estelle Mary Donelan (nee Twigg), 85 of Avon Lake, formerly of Lakewood, passed away peacefully, Saturday, February 24, 2018. Estelle was born February 6, 1933 in Lakewood and had lived in Avon Lake the past 64 years. Estelle began her career with Bonnie Bell Co. and finished at Liquid Carbonic Corp., Westlake, retiring in 1992 as a private secretary. She was a graduate of Lakewood High...
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Kenneth J. Bozak

May 21, 1940 - February 18, 2018

Kenneth J. Bozak, 77, of Parma passed away at home on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Ken was born on May 21, 1940 in Cleveland, and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield doing inventory control in their warehouse until he retired in 2006. Ken loved the Civil War, fishing, bowling, watching the Cleveland Cavs and Indians, and he loved dining with his wife until she passed away...
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Marshall K. Willson

December 19, 1922 - February 15, 2018

Marshall K. Willson, 95, resident of Avon Lake, OH, formerly of Valley City, ND, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 15, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born December 19, 1922 to parents Milton and Bernice Willson. A graduate of North Dakota State Agriculture College, he continued on with his education, earning a Master's in Organic Chemistry in 1949 from North Dakota State...
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Fred "David" Hickman

December 28, 1954 - February 15, 2018

Fred "David" Hickman, age 63, of Sheffield Lake, OH went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 15, 2018 in the care of family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a cherished son, brother, and uncle treasured by all the family and friends in his life. David was born December 28, 1954 in Lorain, OH to Fred C. and Dolly D. Hickman. He was preceded in death by both parents. He is...
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Jannette Conley

January 7, 1935 - February 12, 2018

Jannette Conley (nee Gates), 83 of Avon Lake, formerly of New Milton, WV passed away at home on Monday, February 12, 2018. Jannette was born on January 7, 1935 in Lewisburg, TN. She grew up in Akron and attended the Beauty School of Cuyahoga Falls. She was a beautician with Contemporary Cuts in Stow in the 1970s. Jannette enjoyed Yahtzee, being around people, and visiting with family and...
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Paul Raymond Much

June 9, 1943 - February 10, 2018

Paul Raymond Much, 74 a resident of Bay Village for the past 33 years, passed away at the Ohio Veteran's Home, Sandusky, following a long illness. Paul was born June 9, 1943 in Cleveland. Paul was a graduate of John Marshall High School then served in the US Army in Vietnam. He worked as a project manager for Taylor Elevator and then as an inventory control specialist for Component Systems...
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Richard Leo Lloyd

August 12, 1938 - February 10, 2018

Richard Leo Lloyd, 79, finally met Jesus on Feb. 10, 2018 while surrounded by family and friends. Affectionately known as Dick, he never had a bad day. His infectious personality and his passion for telling others about Christ defined the legacy of a man who was driven by his faith and his family. He was a devoted husband to Rebecca Susan (nee Friend) for 44 years and a cherished father to eight...
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Paul I. Shover

January 1, 1940 - February 9, 2018

Paul I. Shover, 78 of Norwalk formerly of Sheffield Lake for 36 years, passed away Friday February 9, 2018 at Stein Hospice Center of Sandusky, following a short illness. Paul was born January 1, 1940 in Jackson and has lived in Norwalk the past 11 years. Paul was a 1957 graduate of Vermilion High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1958-1967 as an aircraft engine mechanic in...
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Ronald "Skip" Nelson

June 9, 1939 - February 4, 2018

Ronald D. Nelson "Skip", 78 of Avon Lake for 50 years, formerly of Bay Village passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Ames Hospice House. Ronald was born on June 9, 1939, and was a 1957 graduate of Bay Village High School. He served in the Ohio National Guard, and he worked as a sales account manager with W.W. Grainger, Independence, retiring...
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Betty J. Botsko

November 18, 1931 - February 3, 2018

Betty J. Botsko passed away on Saturday, February 3. Loved sewing and cooking. Survived by husband, Joseph Botsko; children, Dr. David Botsko and Beth Cummings (Ross); grandchildren, Katherine Fraser (Justin), David Cummings (Paige), and Joseph Cummings; and great-grandaughter, Ansley Elizabeth Cummings. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Loretta (nee Bryan) Martin; and siblings, Pauline...
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Mary Able

December 6, 1933 - February 3, 2018

Mary M. Able (nee Rockas), 84, lifelong resident of Avon Lake, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Mary was born on December 6, 1933. She had a love of cooking and baking, and she thoroughly enjoyed watching her beloved Cleveland Cavaliers. Mary enjoyed Bingo and going to the casino. She could always be found at the Avon Lake Shoremen football games on Friday nights, rooting them on. Mary...
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Muriel Nicholl

November 2, 1920 - January 28, 2018

Muriel Nicholl, of Avon Lake, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. She was born in Wheeling, WV on November 2, 1920. She lived in Texas with her husband, Russell Nicholl, for many years, later returning to Ohio in 2005. Muriel graduated from Wheeling High School in 1938 and then attended Elliott Business College in Wheeling. For many years she was a legal secretary in Elyria, and for a...
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Robert J. Rose

August 27, 1928 - January 27, 2018

Robert J. Rose, 89, a resident of Avon Lake for the past 51 years, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Ames Hospice, Westlake, following a short illness. Robert was born August 27, 1928 in Monroeville, OH. Robert served in the United States Army from 1950-1953, earning the rank of Sergeant 1st Class, while stationed in Germany, during the Korean War. He worked as a tinsmith for...
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Ruth Willson

August 21, 1924 - January 23, 2018

Ruth Erma Willson (nee Borg), 93, resident of Avon Lake, OH, formerly of Valley City, ND., passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born August 21, 1924 to parents John P. and Annie Borg. Ruth graduated from Valley City Teachers College and coached girl's basketball. Marshall and Ruth started Center Sales Corp in 1962 and she worked there for...
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Clarellen Knapp

July 19, 1938 - January 23, 2018

Clarellen Knapp (nee Stewart), 79 of Avon Lake, formerly of Toledo, passed away, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Avon Place, Avon, following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Clarellen was born July 19, 1938 in Toledo and had lived in Avon Lake the past 50 years. Clarellen was a 1956 graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Toledo and worked as a toll collector for the Ohio Turnpike Commission...
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James Frederick Vacha

November 14, 1942 - January 21, 2018

James Frederick Vacha, 75, of Catawba Island, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Sarasota, FL. James was born on November, 14, 1942. He graduated from Parma Senior High School in 1961 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After 20+ years as a self-employed business owner, Jim was happy to retire 10 years ago giving him time to enjoy his family, friends and hobbies. He was an avid lover of...
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James Moyse

January 20, 1935 - January 21, 2018

James "Jim" Edward Moyse, 83, of Avon Lake, died peacefully on Sunday, January 21 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Linda Kittelson Moyse, who died in 2014. He is survived by his brother William (Bill) Moyse, daughters Katherine (Art Malcomson) and Jennifer, son James Michael, grandchildren Nicole and Abbygayle Moyse, Katlyn and AJ Malcomson, Nolan and...
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Irene Williams

January 29, 1944 - January 21, 2018

Irene Williams (nee Deresz), 73 of Avon Lake passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital following a lengthy illness. Irene was born on January 29, 1944 in Neudorf, Germany. Irene was a graduate of Cleveland City Schools and Cosmetology School. She was primarily a homemaker, but she also worked at JCPenney at Great Northern Mall from 1980-1995. Irene was a member...
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Paul Martinez

July 15, 1964 - January 17, 2018

Paul Martinez, 53, of Avon Lake, passed away at home unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Paul was employed for the past 10 years at Giant Eagle in Avon Lake and more recently at Apples in Sheffield Lake. Paul joined the U.S. Marines in 1982 after graduation from Avon Lake High School. He was stationed at 29 Palms, CA working as a cryptotech instructor. Paul was an excellent roller...
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Susan Verne Hall

November 13, 1947 - January 14, 2018

Susan Verne Hall (nee Borthwick), 70, of Avon Lake passed away on January 14, 2018. Sue was born on November 13, 1947. Sue lived a life of love and compassion towards her family, friends, neighbors and strangers alike. During times of hardship, she persevered with a quiet dignity and grace always putting the needs of others before her own. To her children and grandchildren, she gave unbounded...
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Nelson Ronald Assink

October 23, 1936 - January 12, 2018

Nelson R. Assink, born October 23, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio to Bernard and Eleanor Assink (both deceased), passed away on January 12, 2018. Beloved husband for 39 years of Karen nee Peterson ("Petie"), who will miss him dearly. Loving father of David N. (Kathy) of Glendale, AZ, James M. , deceased (Bonnie) and Michael D. (Mary Jo) of Berea, Ohio; treasured brother of Marlene (John) Hosko of...
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James Sadowski

November 20, 1981 - January 5, 2018

James J. Sadowski, 36, of Elyria, son of Kathy (nee Lasota) and the late James, beloved wife Kristen (nee Kranes), brother of Joseph and John (Michelle) passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 5th, 2018. He was born in Sheffield Lake on November 20th, 1981, where he resided until recently moving to Elyria. James will always be remembered for his natural ability to make people laugh. He...
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Joanne Therese Donahue

December 24, 1927 - January 5, 2018

Joanne Therese Donahue (nee Seeholzer), 90, of Avon Lake passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. Joanne was born on December 24, 1927 in Cleveland, and graduated from Notre Dame College in Cleveland. Joanne worked at NCR after college, and she ran Matt Donahue's Avon Lake Beverage for over 20 years with her late husband, Matthew. She was a devout Catholic and was a very active member of the...
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Michael Richard Benyo (Surace)

September 27, 1979 - January 4, 2018

Michael Richard Benyo (Surace), 38, of Avon Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Michael was born on September 27, 1979. He was a 1997 graduate of Westlake High School, and a 2011 graduate of Syracuse University. He loved superheroes, comic books, Star Wars, Ohio State teams, and the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavs. Michael is survived by his mother, Peggy Sustar ...
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Janet L. Click

October 8, 1937 - January 3, 2018

Janet L. Click (nee Zaleski) 80, of Rocky River, passed away January 3, 2018 at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland. Mrs. Click was born October 8, 1937 in Wheeling, WV and had lived in Rocky River for over 40 years. Janet was a graduate of Mount DeChantal Catholic Girls Academy and continued her education at West Virginia University, where she was a member of Alphabet Delta Pi sorority and graduated...
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Maggie Dilik

April 4, 1940 - December 27, 2017

Maggie Dilik (nee Smith), 77 of North Olmsted, formerly of North Ridgeville passed away on December 27, 2017. Maggie was born on April 4, 1940 in Wellington, and she retired from Higbees as a seamstress and sewing teacher after more than 20 years. Maggie loved sewing, music, books, collecting teddy bears and taking care of her grandchildren and others whom she treated as her own. Maggie is...
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Janet P. Ink

December 27, 1956 - December 27, 2017

An avid gardener, Janet could always be counted on to press excess produce into the hands of any visiting friend or relative. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, bicycling and sailing. Some of our fondest memories from recent years were of hearing her speak of the joy she felt when sailing with her friends on a beautiful Lake Erie afternoon. Her dog, Coco and a new puppy, Smoke, also kept her...
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Betty Baldwin

February 2, 1927 - December 24, 2017

Betty Jane Schuster Baldwin (nee Springborn) 90, a lifelong resident of Lakewood, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Anchor Lodge, Lorain. She was born February 2, 1927 in Lakewood. Betty was a 1945 graduate of Lakewood High School and continued her education by taking classes at Cleveland State University. She worked as a legal secretary at the Terminal Tower, Cleveland. ...
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Dorothy J. Sprouse

July 8, 1934 - December 19, 2017

Dorothy J. Sprouse (nee Scott), 83 of Avon, formerly of Sheffield Lake, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Dorothy was born on July 8, 1934 in Cleveland, and she was a graduate of West Tech High School in Cleveland. She held several jobs during her lifetime, including being a data entry clerk for White Motor Company in Cleveland. Dorothy enjoyed being part of her community; volunteering...
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Diane Scarpelli

January 7, 1958 - December 16, 2017

Diane Scarpelli, 59 of Avon Lake, passed away on Saturday night, December 16, 2017. Diane was born January 7, 1958. She was a graduate of Lorain Catholic High School. Diane worked 28 years as a bus driver for the Avon Lake City Schools. In addition to driving bus, she held various jobs including working for the Avon Lake Recreation Department as the supervisor of the pool and the concession...
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Joseph Maczulis

January 2, 1925 - December 13, 2017

Joseph Maczulis, 92 of Avon Lake, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was born on January 2, 1925 in Poland, and served in the Polish Army. Worked for Ford Motor Company. Joseph loved landscaping and gardening, and his family. Joseph is survived by his children Donna Klingshirn, Nancy Page, Leonard Maczulis, Joseph A. Maczulis, Diane (Carl) Harris, and Lindy Nagy; 13 grandchildren...
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Matthew D. Miller

November 23, 1993 - December 12, 2017

Matthew D. Miller, 24 of Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. He was a graduate of Avon Lake High School and learned his trade as a welder from the Lincoln Electric Welding School. He worked as a welder for OCS Welding Company. Matt was described as quiet and caring, with a passion for art. He was an accomplished photographer and excelled in drawing and music. As a compliment...
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James H. Bedient

August 16, 1941 - December 12, 2017

James H. Bedient, 76 of Sheffield Lake passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran, serving for 6 years in Vietnam, Korea, and stationed in Germany. James was a truck driver for Graybar Electric for 25 years. James enjoyed working on the computer, mechanics, and he loved to travel. He was a social butterfly who loved to talk. James is survived by children James...
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Marilyn R. Butcher

August 14, 1935 - December 11, 2017

Marilyn R. Butcher, 82 of Bay Village. Beloved wife of Gerald for 58 years; cherished mother of David, Julie, and Stuart (Kristen); dear sister of Sharon Neu (Ed Kovacic) Passed away Monday, December 11, 2017. Former Trustee of Lakewood Historical Society and member of Lakewood Garden Club. Memorial donations may be made to Lakewood Historical Society, 14710 Lake Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107. All...
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Darlene N. Nix

July 23, 1948 - December 9, 2017

Darlene N. (nee Rickard) Nix, 69, of Avon Lake, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. She was born on July 23, 1948 in Blandburg, PA and was a graduate of Lincoln West High School. Darlene worked as an Administrative Assistant in Human Relations for The Nord Center. She loved her family, bowling, going to the casino and especially loved spending time with her husband and all her...
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Duncan E. Estep

July 6, 1957 - December 6, 2017

Duncan E. Estep, 60 of North Ridgeville, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born on July 6, 1957 in Bay Village, and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and then his Master's Degree in Systems Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Duncan worked as an associate professor at LCCC. He was the national center director of Weld-Ed, former VP of Alternate...
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Richard W. Randall

April 27, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Richard W. Randall, 89, of Avon Lake, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital. Richard was born on April 27, 1928 in Lakewood, and was a proud 1946 graduate of St. Ignatius High School. He attended John Carroll University and served in the U.S. Army in Alaska during WWII. Richard retired as manager at Donnelly Heating and Cooling at age 62, and lived in Vero...
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Alvin M. Buckeye

February 3, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Alvin M. Buckeye, 89, of Avon Lake, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017. Al was born on February 3, 1928 in Lakewood. Following a tour of duty in the U.S. Navy after WWII, Al earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Ashland College. He taught math from 1952-1980 at seven different high schools across Ohio. Al's main passion was coaching. Over a career of 47 years, he coached many...
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Ellen L. Gulling

July 10, 1925 - December 4, 2017

Ellen L. Gulling (nee Lamp) 92, of Avon Lake died Monday December 4 after a brief illness. Born in Spencer, Ohio Ellen graduated from Lorain High School in 1943 before travelling to Panama to marry her husband the late William Gulling the same year. She had lived in Avon Lake since 1957. Ellen was Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star and has been an active member of the order for over...
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Thomas Allen Dunning

August 12, 1931 - November 30, 2017

Thomas Allen Dunning, 86, passed away on November 30, 2017. Thomas resided in Sheffield Lake for 60 years. Thomas served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Navy. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 32 years as a Chief Power House Engineer. Thomas was a member of New Haven Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bessie (nee Smith) Dunning; daughters Cheryl Ardrey (Andy), Susan...
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Eleanor M. "Ellie" Kocar

March 25, 1931 - November 30, 2017

Eleanor M. "Ellie" Kocar (nee Slonager), 86 of Avon Lake; beloved wife of Robert; loving mother of Karen Lanigan (Deb Ksenich) of Avon Lake, OH, Jackie Kocar of Moravian Falls, NC, Sharon Loeser of Avon Lake, OH, and Robert S. Kocar (Joy) of Highlands Ranch, CO; cherished grandmother of 6; and dear great-grandmother of 3. Passed away on November 30, 2017. Ellie loved travel, jigsaw and...
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John "Jack" Averweg

August 6, 1931 - November 26, 2017

John "Jack" Averweg slipped away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at age 86, to be one of God's new angels. He was born August 6, 1931 in Streator, IL to Henry and Bernice Averweg, then moved with his family to Ohio. Jack graduated from Strongsville High School at the age of 16, joining the U.S. Air Force a few years later. He was extremely proud to be an Airman 1st Class. Upon...
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James H. Wessel

March 29, 1926 - November 25, 2017

James H. Wessel, 91 of Bay Village. Dear father of Gail Hartman (Richard), Deborah McDonald (Doug), and James Wessel; grandfather of Ann Hartman (Noah Raether), Christine Hartman (Michael Avrett), Katie McDonald, Ben Spoonster Wessel, and Thea Spoonster Wessel; great-grandfather of Sophie and Cameron; uncle of many. Preceded in death by son Gary Wessel, sister Helen Kohl and brothers John...
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Mary Patricia "Pat" Crawford

June 30, 1935 - November 24, 2017

Mary Patricia "Pat" Crawford, 82 of Avon Lake, formerly of Cumberland, MD passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital. She worked as a custodian for Avon Lake City Schools for 30 years and was a member of St. Joseph Church. Private services will be held. (440)933-3202 www.buschcares.com
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Judith K. Godlewski

March 24, 1940 - November 24, 2017

Judith K. Godlewski went home to God to join her husband Robert on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. She battled a very aggressive form of cancer for four years with the help of the Cleveland Clinic where she passed while receiving chemo. Judy was fiercely devoted to her husband, Robert Godlewski, for fifty-four years making sure he became the best man most of us have ever known before his...
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Heidi L. Yurick

May 18, 1966 - November 23, 2017

Heidi L. Yurick was born in Iowa City, Iowa on May 18, 1966 and she passed away on November 23, 2017. Heidi grew up in Wayzata, Minnesota where she attended Wayzata High School. She was a hockey cheerleader and continued to cheer her way through life. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in business. She was an avid Badgers fan and an active member of Alpha Chi...
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Mark Branch

March 24, 1994 - November 22, 2017

Mark Robert Branch, "Mark thee Barber", 23 of Avon Lake passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Mark lost his battle. He was born March 24, 1994 in Lorain, OH. Mark was a 2012 graduate of Avon Lake High School and a graduate of the Ohio State Barber College in 2014. For the past three years, he has been the barber extraordinaire at Art of Cutz in Lorain, Oh. Mark enjoyed all professional...
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Joanne Keane

December 14, 1943 - November 18, 2017

Joanne Keane (nee Bruder) 73 of Avon Lake, passed away, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at University Hospital, Elyria. Joanne was born December 14, 1943 in Lorain and had lived in Avon Lake the past 45 years. Joanne was a 1962 graduate of Avon Lake High School. She worked as an Avon Lake School Bus Driver during the late 1970s through the 1980s. After diving bus she worked as an administrative...
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Richard Parks Turner

December 22, 1931 - November 17, 2017

Richard Parks Turner, 85 of Avon Lake since 1957, formerly of Stow and Dayton, passed away at home on Friday, November 17, 2017. Richard was born on December 22, 1931 in Youngstown, OH, graduated from Oakwood High School, Dayton, OH. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics and his Master's Degree in Education at Harvard University. After college, he served three years in the U.S. Army in...
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John F. "Jack" Connor

December 4, 1933 - November 16, 2017

John F. "Jack" Connor, 83 of Avon Lake, OH formerly of Alliance, OH passed away at home, Thursday, November 16, 2017. Mr. Connor was born December 4, 1933 in Alliance. Jack was a 1957 graduate of Mount Union College with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Jack had worked 40 years in the steel industry. He worked as a salesman and regional manager for Babcock and Wilcox Company and...
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Marilyn Marie Koerner

July 31, 1936 - November 14, 2017

Marilyn Marie Koerner (nee Hambly) 81, lifelong resident of Sheffield Lake, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She was a 1954 graduate of Brookside High School. She went on to attend Ashland College and studied education. After two years at Ashland College, Marilyn took a job as a telephone operator in Lorain. She spent a few years in Los Angeles, CA working for Lerner's Women's...
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Jack John Williams

January 7, 1942 - November 9, 2017

Jack John Williams, age 75 of Avon Lake, OH passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Avon Cleveland Clinic, surrounded by his family. He was born January 7, 1942 in Piombino, Italy and grew up in Cleveland, OH and graduated from Holy Name High School, Cleveland, OH . Jack retired from General Motors Company (Chevrolet Plant) in Parma, OH with 31 years of service as a machinist. He enjoyed...
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Thomas E. Greco

February 11, 1931 - November 6, 2017

Thomas Edison Greco, 86 of Avon for the past 5 years, formerly of Lorain passed at home on Monday, November 6, 2017 following a short illness. Thomas was born on February 11, 1931 in Lorain, and served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. He earned his beautician's license in 1957 in Florida, worked as the owner of Tommy's Cut and Curl on Oberlin Avenue in Lorain from 1964-1974, and later worked for...
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Ashley N. Pohorence

November 19, 1993 - November 4, 2017

Ashley N. Pohorence, 23, of Arlington, TX, formerly of Lakewood, OH. Beloved daughter of Nikki and Michael Reese and birth father, Andrew Pohorence; loving sister of Michael, Jr., Anthony, Tommy, and Shane Reese, and Drew and Jonathan Pohorence; granddaughter of Mary Fleig and Faith Pohorence; great-granddaughter of Nicolina Terriaco; niece and cousin of many. Passed away November 4, 2017. A...
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Martin Van Horn

May 25, 1946 - November 4, 2017

Martin Van Horn, 71 of Elyria for 1 year, formerly of Georgia, Florida, and Sheffield Lake passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Ames Hospice House following a 5 year battle with cancer. Martin was born on May 25, 1946 in Washington State. He was a master salesman, selling cars with Slymans in Amherst and selling newly constructed homes with Frank Homes in Central Florida. Martin...
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Charles Lewis Walker

January 5, 1929 - November 4, 2017

Charles Lewis Walker, 88 of Avon Lake since 1963, formerly of Wellston passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 following a brief illness. 1 Thess 4: 13-14, And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also...
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Robert Raymond Andolsen

January 14, 1940 - November 3, 2017

Robert Raymond Andolsen, 77 of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Avon Lake passed away, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, November 3, 2017 in Parkersburg, WV. Robert was born January 14, 1940 in Cleveland. He attended Brunnerdale Minor Seminary, Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Canton and graduated from St. Edward High School, Lakewood in 1958. He was a 1962 graduate of John...
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Helen Rickey

August 20, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Helen Rickey (b. 1929) is now reunited with her beloved husband, Stan Rickey ("Red"), who welcomed her into heaven on November 3, 2017. Helen was born in Detroit, Michigan to Elsie and Norman Stricker. She graduated from East Detroit High School and Capital University before obtaining her nursing degree at Henry Ford Hospital. On vacation with friends in 1952, she met Red -- thus beginning...
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Thomas P. Beal

January 5, 1934 - November 3, 2017

Thomas P. Beal, 83 of Avon Lake, formerly of Wellington, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017. Thomas was born on January 5, 1934 in Oberlin, and was a 1951 graduate of Wellington High School. He Served in the U.S. Army National Guard in the 1950's through the early 1960's. Thomas began working at the age of 15 at the Wellington Enterprise Newspaper, then in the Composing Room at the Elyria...
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Jean A. McCoy

September 24, 1931 - November 1, 2017

Jean A. McCoy (nee Maher), 86, wife of 63 years to John McCoy; sister of Mary Hoover (deceased), sister in-law of Dorothy Stamm (deceased), Robert McCoy (deceased) and JoAnne Pack; loving aunt of many. Jean was a graduating student of St. Augustine Academy and Ohio State University. Passed away November 1, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to a charity of your choice. Memorial...
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Nancy Isaly

October 23, 1931 - October 30, 2017

Nancy Lee Pennisten Isaly Nancy Lee Isaly, age 86, of Avon, Ohio, died at her daughter's home in Avon Lake with her daughters beside her, and a grandson close by, on October 30, at 8:12 a.m. She was born on October 23, 1931, in Marion, Ohio, to Charles Robert and Leah Roberta (Johnstone) Pennisten. Nancy married John Deardorff Isaly in September 1950. They were married for sixty years. She...
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Laura Fruscella

August 18, 1952 - October 29, 2017

Laura Coleman Harrell Fruscella, 65, passed away on October 29, 2017. Laura was born August 18, 1952 in Norwalk, Connecticut to Kathryn and Richard Harrell. Laura earned her BA from Bowling Green State University in German, Spanish and French. Afterwards, she traveled abroad and earned her M.A. in German from Heidelberg University. At the time of her death, she was working on her PHD in German. ...
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Benjamin H. Mitchell, Jr.

April 8, 1941 - October 27, 2017

Benjamin H. Mitchell, Jr. 76, of Avon Lake, beloved husband of 44 years to the late Mary Virginia Mitchell; loving father of Ginger Vedda (Michael) and Amy Brokken (Matthew); devoted grandfather of Joseph, Isabella, Michael, Freya and Madelyn; dear brother of James (Barbara), Diane Kela (Eric) and Ron (Peggy). Passed away peacefully, Friday, October 27, 2017. Memorial donations are suggested to...
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Charles F. Lawson

July 10, 1928 - October 25, 2017

Charles F. Lawson, 89, of Avon Lake, formerly of Elyria, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at home Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Chuck was born July 10, 1928 and was raised in Elyria. He was an entrepreneur in the travel industry and founded The Travelmart Inc., celebrating its 65th anniversary in business. Chuck was an honorary past president of SKAL International and a member of...
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Samuel L. Wilson

October 14, 1941 - October 23, 2017

Samuel L. Wilson, 76 of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 23, 2017. Samuel was born on October 14, 1941 in Belmont County, OH and was a graduate of Union Local High School in Morristown, OH. He was a computer operator with Ohio Savings Bank before working at Champion; Champion became Fiserv, which Samuel retired from. Samuel was a member of the Avon Lake chapter of the...
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Donald J. Yates

October 20, 2017

Donald J. Yates, 73. Beloved husband for 46 years of Elizabeth M. (nee Robinson). Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Audrey (nee Ott) Yates. Served in the U.S. Navy on the Submarine Flying Fish. Published author of American Heritage of Ginger and Root Beer. Passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake on Sunday,...
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Dorothy M. Mariner

August 16, 1920 - October 18, 2017

Dorothy M. Mariner died peacefully the evening of October 18 at the age of 97, in Westlake, Ohio. Dorothy was born in Youngstown, Ohio; August 16, 1920; daughter of John W. Turnbull and Dorothy M. Thomas. Dorothy is survived by sons John (Carol), Wilbert III (Vaudine), grandchildren Kate (Ryan) Hamm and Bob (fiance Emily Lanzola), and great -grandchildren Charlie Hamm and Mary Hamm. Dorothy...
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Brad E. Rauscher "Rausch"

May 11, 1953 - October 17, 2017

Brad E. Rauscher "Rausch", 64 of Sheffield Lake passed away at home, surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, after he fought a lengthy illness. Brad was born on May 11, 1953 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a Maintenance Electrician at PolyOne for 36 years. Brad was a member of the Amvets Post 55, Sheffield Lake, and a passionate volunteer. He helped many sports...
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William F. Kasay

October 6, 1929 - October 13, 2017

William F. Kasay, 88. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Sizer) and the late Peggy Lou (nee Baltzer); loving and wonderful father of Jennifer Altstadt (Mark); step-father of Simon Hunt (Diane) and Frances Hunt; adoring grandfather of Jacob and Nathan Altstadt and step-grandfather of Evan Kubick; dear brother of the late Stephen and George Kasay, Josephine Barkley, and Catherine Pritt; dear brother...
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Genevieve Walsh

February 17, 1928 - October 11, 2017

Genevieve Walsh (nee Rattray), 89. Beloved wife of the late Robert E., Sr.; loving mother of Robert, Jr. (dec., daughter-in-law Ty survives); Dennis (Rhonda), Maeve Archibald (Ian), Timothy (Lois), Patrick (Kristin), and Brian (Jennifer); grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 9; and dear sister of the late Elizabeth Rattray. Longtime OB Nurse at Lakewood and St. John hospitals. Passed away...
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Sandra L. Nuss

April 12, 1945 - October 9, 2017

Sandra L. Nuss (nee Adamson), 72. Beloved wife of William for 44 years; loving mother of Christy Nuss; dear sister of Bonnie and Judy. Preceded in death by parents, Jack and Leona (nee Ellis) Adamson; and sister, Lynn. Passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017. Sandra retired from Charity Hospital after 30 years as an LPN on the Cardiac Unit. She was a consummate caregiver and never stopped being...
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Kevin Richard Fleharty

October 12, 1973 - October 8, 2017

Kevin Richard Fleharty, 43, of Avon Lake for most of his life, passed away at home on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Kevin was born on October 12, 1973 in Cleveland, and was a 1992 graduate of Avon Lake High School. He attended LCCC and Bryant & Stratton, and was described by his family as an "A-1 Renovator". Kevin's number one interest was his son, Sean, and they especially enjoyed fishing together...
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Joyce Lynne Shafer

April 16, 1940 - October 6, 2017

Joyce Lynne Shafer (nee Schneider) 77, of Twinsburg, formerly of Shaker Heights and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, passed away of a sudden illness, Friday, October 6, 2017 at University Hospital Cleveland. Joyce was born, April 16, 1940 in Euclid. Joyce was a 1958 graduate of Euclid High School. She was the owner of Broward Photo Supply, Fort Lauderdale, FL and through her working life she also was an...
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Blanche M. Riley

July 25, 1922 - October 5, 2017

Blanche M. Riley (nee Holston), 95 of North Ridgeville, formerly of the East side of Cleveland and Avon Lake passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 following a brief illness. Blanche was born on July 25, 1922 in Sledge, MS, and was raised in Memphis as one of ten children. She was a very strong willed, independent woman. She had a kind heart and was always willing to help others. Blanche is...
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Kathryn Winchester

September 29, 2017

Kathryn "Elaine" Winchester (nee Menzer), age 90, of Avon Lake, OH passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain, OH following a lengthy illness. She was born in Detroit, MI and was a resident of Avon Lake since 1954. Elaine was a homemaker and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Avon Lake. She enjoyed travelling on bus trip with her friends from Beach...
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Richard A. Bovee, Sr.

June 5, 1944 - September 27, 2017

Richard A. Bovee, Sr., 73 of Avon Lake, formerly of Elyria passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Amber Lodge Nursing Home in Lorain. Richard was born on June 5, 1944 in Omaha Nebraska, and graduated from West Tech Technical Institute, Cleveland. He worked at the Ford Engine Plant in Brookpark; as head custodian at Bay Village Schools, where he was head of the union at one time; and in...
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Dennis Dominic Cech

February 27, 1951 - September 20, 2017

Dennis Dominic Cech, M.D., 66 of Avon Lake passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Avon. Dennis was born on February 27, 1951 in Cleveland, and served in the U.S. Navy. Dennis attended the Borromeo Seminary and graduated from Benedictine, Ohio State University, and LSU Medical School. Dennis served his internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic. ...
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George Galjan

May 3, 1942 - September 17, 2017

George Galjan, 75, of North Ridgeville. Beloved husband for 51 years to Margaret A. Galjan (nee Reeder); cherished father of George Glenn Galjan (Joanna) and Cherie Kaiser (David); dear grandfather of Maggie, Suzy, and Nicole; and loving brother of Orisja Galjan. Preceded in death by brother, Andrew Galjan. Navy Vietnam Veteran, Retired Cleveland Police Lieutenant, and published author. ...
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Frederick E. Moesta

April 25, 1923 - September 16, 2017

Frederick E. Moesta, Jr., 94 of Westlake. Beloved husband of Kathleen T. (nee Pastor); dear father of Kim Bring (Dennis); beloved grandfather of Bryan (Debra) and Kevin. Preceded in death by parents, Frederich and Ethel (nee Mohney) Moesta; and sister, Helen Moesta. Graduated from Case Western with a degree in Engineering. Was a Cpl in the Army. Retired from First Energy. Avid sportsman;...
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Carol C. Benedict

February 4, 1951 - September 15, 2017

Carol C. Benedict, 66 of Avon Lake, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. Carol was born on February 4, 1951 in Miami, Florida and her family moved to Avon Lake in 1952. Carol was a 1969 graduate of Avon Lake High School. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a pen pal to dozens of people throughout the United States. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth J....
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Anne Snyder

June 10, 1925 - September 13, 2017

Anne Snyder, beautiful and loving mother to her five children, Bruce (Vicki), Christine Dragony (Donald), Glenn (Laurie), Gary (Lisa) and Jon (Connie, dec.), and to her eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, passed away on September 13, 2017 at the age of 92. She is preceded in death by Glenn, her husband of 61 years. A native of Lorain, she was a long-time resident of Avon Lake,...
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Lauren "Larry" Steinman

June 4, 1933 - September 12, 2017

Lauren "Larry" Elliott Steinman, 84, of Avon Lake for almost 50 years passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at St. John Westshore Hospital, Westlake. Larry was on born June 4, 1933 in Kenton, OH. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years after graduating high school. He was a car salesman and retired from Lloyd Manwell Ford, Avon Lake where he worked for 25 years. He was a member of...
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Shirley Jean Mitchell

December 4, 1947 - September 10, 2017

Shirley Jean Mitchell, 69 a lifelong resident of Avon Lake, Passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake following a brief illness. Shirley was born December 4, 1947 in Amherst. Shirley was a graduate of Avon Lake High School and continued her education at Bowling Green State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and a...
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James R. Rouhier

October 15, 1948 - September 8, 2017

James R. Rouhier, 68 of Sheffield Lake, passed away at home, Friday, September 8, 2017 form pancreatic cancer. Mr. Rouhier was born October 15, 1948 in Canton and had lived in Sheffield Lake for 41 years. He was a 1967 graduate of Lincoln High School, Canton. Following graduation Jim enlisted in the United States Navy. He earned an associate degree from the University of Akron and worked 37...
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Grace Aleene (Frazier) Stanton

March 25, 1925 - September 2, 2017

Grace Aleene (Frazier) Blanton, 92 of Cleveland, OH, formerly of Crab Orchard passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Bradley Bay Health Center. Friends may call at the Stanford Baptist Church on Saturday, September 9, from 2:00pm until the start of the funeral service at 3pm. Br. Nick Manzie will officiate. (440)933-3202 www.buschcares.com
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June Ann MacAskill

June 17, 1926 - August 27, 2017

June Ann MacAskill (nee Yeaman) – age 91, of Bay Village, OH, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born in Elkhorn, WI to Pearl & Ernest Yeaman, the second daughter of what would be five siblings. When the depression hit, the family moved to Chicago, where June was raised. June attended Wright Junior College and was a member of Beta Omega Xi Sorority. It was there...
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James R. Best

January 22, 1927 - August 24, 2017

James R. Best, 90, a lifelong resident of Avon Lake, passed away, Thursday, August 24, 2017, following a lengthy illness. He was born January 22, 1927 in Cleveland. Jim was a WWII Army Veteran serving in the Army of Occupation in Germany following the end of the war. Upon return from the service he worked at Westinghouse, Cleveland and the Illuminating Company, Avon Lake before joining...
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Leola (nee Jerome) Ellis

July 29, 1923 - August 23, 2017

Leola Ellis (nee Jerome), 94, Loving mother of Gregory (Victoria), Deborah Georgeson (George) and Gale Taliano (Dan). Devoted grandmother and nana of Leah, Camille, Christiana, Zachary, Trevor and Kendal and great grandmother of Sofia, Juliet, Cecilia and Wyatt. Preceded in death by parents Wilbur and Agnes (nee Gross), twin sister and best friend, Leila Roecker and brother, Jerome Jerome. ...
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