Friday, April 12, 2013
The funeral service is slated to take place at Faith Lutheran Church at 16511 Hilliard Road at 11 a.m. Friday.
Friday, April 12
Joanne Williams, who recently retired from Lakewood City Hall after nearly 19 years of service, died on April 6. She was 68 years old. Williams, a longtime Lakewood resident, was remembered by her friends and colleagues as warm, friendly and hard-working. “I had the opportunity to work with her for the past seven years since I’ve been here,” said Jenn Pae, the city’s finance director. “She was very dedicated and very hardworking person who cared deeply about her job.” “She will be greatly missed,” Pae added. “My thoughts go out to her family and friends." Williams, (nee Vinci), was the beloved wife of Roger, loving mother of Michele Bishop (Mark), Melissa Blaha (Steve) Maureen Bandi (Jonathan), Matthew Williams (Irene) and Mitchel Williams…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The family suggests memorial contributions to Gateway Animal Clinic, 1819 Abbey Ave., Cleveland, OH. 44113.
Wednesday, April 10
Lakewood resident Frank Gavlak died April 5. He was 79. Gavlak was the beloved husband of Jacqueline (nee Michals); loving brother of Pauline, John, Joseph (deceased), Helen Fox (deceased), Mary Plante and Julius "Yuko" Gavlak and dear uncle and great uncle. He was fondly remembered by friends and family online. Private family services are planned. The family suggests memorial contributions to Gateway Animal Clinic, 1819 Abbey Ave., Cleveland, OH. 44113.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Malachi House, 2810 Clinton Ave., Cleveland.
Sunday, April 7
John Fanara, of Lakewood, who was a member of Local 310, died April 3. He was 77. Fanara was the husband of Sheila M. (nee Girard); loving father of Jeanine Johnson and Rob (Heather); grandfather of Michael, Veronica and Jessica Johnson and Morgan Kopacko of PA.; great grandfather of one; step-father of Julie Warmuth (Ron), Lisa Kelley (Ken) and grandfather of Dena and Justin Warmuth and Katie and Bryan Kelley; brother of Shirley Rostocil, Rita Cavalier and the late Rosalie Gullacci, Albert, Carmen, Joseph and Aldo Fanara. Uncle and great uncle of many. His funeral mass took place at St. Clement Church on Saturday. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Malachi House, 2810 Clinton Ave., Cleveland, 44113.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Gerhart passed away on March 20.
Wenzel Gerhart, 59, of Cleveland, passed away on March 20. Gerhart was the beloved husband of Rose; dad of Ryan, Nanci (Jeff) and Michelle (Dan); grandpa of Kaitlyn, Alexis, Alyssa, Michael, Jacob and Anna Grace; brother of Will (Nancy), Andy, John (Lois), Mary, Bernie (Debbie Deceased), Margie, Doris (David), Elroy (Patty), Dennis (Theresa) and the late Rick, Christopher and Gloria; son of the late Josef and Ursula, according to zmfh.com. Gerhart was a friend to many and a proud member of the E. 55th Marina “F Dock” Pirates. Friends and family will be received at the Zeis-McGreevey Funeral Home on March 22 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Lakewood resident died on March 12. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Mr. Carle be made to the Lakewood United Methodist Church.
Saturday, March 16
William Daniel Carle, III, of Lakewood, died on March 12. He was 83. The son of William D. Carle Jr. and Ann Ayers Carle, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 31, 1929. He grew up in Elyria and Wellington before moving to Lakewood in 1952.
Mr. Carle's life and interests were always tied to the Great Lakes. At age 16, he had his first taste of life on the water when he spent four summers as a seaman aboard the Emory L. Ford, which helped fund his undergraduate education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from which he received a Bachelor of Science in Business in 1951. At Miami, he met his wife, Marie Elizabeth Louise Matson (affectionately known as Susie), and they married in 1950. Following his graduation from Miami, Carle went to work…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Calling hours are set to take place at the McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home from 3 to 8 p.m. March 1.
Wednesday, February 27
Anne Eiben, of Lakewood, died Feb. 23, holding the hand of her husband of 31 years. She was 91. Eiben is survived by husband Dr. Robert M. Eiben. Adored mother of Peter (Maria), Marianne (John) Karaffa, Ruth Khalsa , Janne (Marshall) Bissett, Martha (Patrick) O'Leary, George (Mary), Jack, Susan (Kevin ) Kelley, Marc (Zina), Thomas, Joseph (Sheila) and Constance (Larry) Rieb. Beloved stepmother of Daniel, Christopher (Jayne), Thomas (Jan), Mary (George) Balbo, Charles (Leslie) and Lisa. Cherished grandmother of 23 and great-grandmother of 8. Dearest sister of Clare Zahorchak, Dolores Henry, sister-in-law Rita Broestl; her caring nieces and nephews; and life-long friend to many. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Tilly; …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Arrangements by McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home, where services will be private, with burial at a later date in Central City, PA.
Monday, February 25
Elizabeth Ruth “Ibby” Murphy, of Lakewood, died Feb. 21. She was 82. Murphy was the beloved wife for 36 years of Gerald E. "Jerry" Murphy. Relict of the late Joseph A. Staab. Daughter of the late Steve and Elizabeth (Kulik) Petrocy of Central City, Somerset County, PA. Sister of Cecilia Slonina (Walter) of Westland, MI, and the following deceased siblings: Daniel Petrocy, Anna Nagorka (Frank), Martha Solma (Joseph), Helen Shannon (Francis), and Therese Shenk (Edward). Loving mother of John Staab, Virginia Baldwin (David), Daniel Staab (Judy), Joseph Staab, Mary Anne Andrioli (Joseph), and Dolores Staab. Treasured grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 15. Arrangements by McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home, 14133 Detroit Avenue, where services…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A “Celebration of Life” Service took place at the A. Ripepl and Sons Funeral Home in Middleburg Heights at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.
Tuesday, February 12
Lakewood resident Gary Moser died Feb. 6. He was 72. The beloved husband of M. Sheila; loving father of Kellee (Robert Mittleman), Kent "Duff" (Mary Moser-Sheehan), Mona Skal (Jim), Michelle Takacs (Mark), Joe DiEgidio (deceased), Lal DiEgidio and James "Jay" DiEgidio (Terri). Cherished grandfather of 11, great grandfather of 7 and special companion of Dexter. A “Celebration of Life” Service took place at the A. Ripepl and Sons Funeral Home in Middleburg Heights at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 6.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The family suggests memorials be made to Autism Speaks.
Tuesday, January 29
Richard Neff, of Lakewood, died Jan. 24. He was 60. Neff, was the beloved father of Brian Neff (Andrea) of Niceville, FL. and Brad Neff of Twinsburg; loving son of Louise (nee McMullen) and the late Warren; dear grandfather of Brian Neff, Jr.; brother of Robert (Patricia) former husband of Barbara Neff (nee Struquadine). Private family services took place held. The family suggests memorials be made to Autism Speaks 1060 State Rd. 2nd Floor Princeton, NJ 08540 autismspeaks.org.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Paul was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran and was the union president of Local 217 UAW of Tool and Die Makers.
Friday, January 25
Alfred "Freddie" A. Paul, the union president of Local 217 UAW of Tool and Die Makers, died Jan. 22. He was 85. The Lakewood resident was the long-time companion for 47 years of Joan Perotti (deceased) and her son John W. Perotti; dear brother of 12 deceased siblings, Mary DiMarino (Nunzio), Ann Greiner, Alva Kleckner (Chikey), Dante Paul (Helen), Ida Trainer (Tom), Paul Polidore (Johnny), Stella Vasey (Ralph, surviving), Emma Thacker (Denver), Irene Jenkins (Arthur), Florence Halener (Moe), Edward DiGiamarino (Genevieve), and Olga Polidore; uncle and great-uncle of many. A funeral service is set to take place at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 26 at St. Christopher Church in Rocky River. Calling hours are set to take place at Busch Funeral Home in …