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.
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.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Ignatius High School Scholarship Fund or The University of Notre Dame, American Church History Archives.
Thursday, January 17
In 60 years of priesthood, Rev. Nelson Callahan was a pastor, associate, college professor, diocesan archivist, author and most recently pastor of St. Raphael Parish in Bay Village for 28 years. The Lakewood resident died Jan. 15, at 85 years old. Callahan was the beloved son of the late Nelson J. and Mary (nee Mulholland) Callahan; loving brother of Dr. Kenneth (Joan) Callahan (both deceased) and Miriam (Gerald) Porter; dear uncle of The Hon. Kenneth Jr., Kevin, Christopher, Katherine and Collin Callahan and Miriam "Mimi", Dr. Mary Christine and Gerald Porter and great uncle of 11. Funeral Mass is slated at the Communion of Saints Parish in St. Ann Church at 1 p.m. Jan. 19. Vespers service slated to take place at the church at 3 p.m. Jan…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lakewood man loved skateboarding and snowboarding; leaves behind many friends and relatives.
Wednesday, January 16
Cory Robert Jesus McAfee Eardly, a Lakewood resident died Jan. 11. He died just a few weeks shy of his 27th birthday. McAfee Eardly is survived by his parents Jim and Syndie McAfee Eardly; his brother Jay McAfee Eardly and his sister-in-law Katie Hardiman Eardly; his nephew Graham McAfee Eardly; and his grandmother Eileen McAfee Schnebelen; his aunts and uncles Mary (McAfee) and Bruce Asmus, Pat McAfee, Nancy McAfee, Terri (McAfee) and Tom Vicarel, Linda and Dan Badia; his cousins Katie Asmus, Suzi Asmus, Christy Asmus, James Asmus, Matt Vicarel, Adam Vicarel, Emily Vicarel, Hannah McAfee, Danny McAfee, Laura (Eardly) Salmon, and Lisa (Eardly) Petrousky, and their husbands, wives, and partners, and their children, all who were greatly …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
John Kilbane, the former assistant fire chief, was honored as his funeral procession passed by the Lakewood Fire Station on Saturday.
In Lakewood, paying tribute to fallen firefighters is a tradition. Firefighters recognized former Lakewood assistant fire chief John Kilbane as his funeral procession passed the fire station on Saturday. He died on Jan. 9 at 82 years old.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
He graduated from Lakewood High School in 1947, where he was a three sport letterman for football, basketball and track.
Wednesday, January 9
John L. Yuhas Sr. of Avon Lake — formerly of Bay Village and Lakewood — died Jan. 7. He was 84. Yuhas was born on August 13, 1928 in Lakewood and had lived in Bay Village for 47 years before moving to Avon Lake 7 years ago. In 1947, he graduated from Lakewood High School, where he was a three sport letterman for football, basketball, and track. In 1950 Yuhas joined the Army and in 1953 became a reservist serving until 1957. He was a graduate from Ohio University and received his B.S. in education. He was an elementary physical education teacher for the Berea City School District for more than 30 years. Yuhas was a member of the Lakewood Athletic Hall of Fame and Holy Spirit Parish. He was his grandchildren's biggest cheerleader. He was …