Thomas H. Durosko

Internment services for Thomas H. Durosko 93, of Eastlake will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, July 5, 2018 at 12:30 PM.  A long-time resident of Mayfield Heights, before moving to Eastlake ,Mr. Durosko passed away peacefully at his home on June 7, 2018. 

Born November 16, 1924, in Belle Valley, Ohio, Tom was a dedicated Coast Guard veteran in the Amphibious Forces while serving our country during WWII and shared his love of the water with his wife, Alma Jean, for the remainder of their days.  He spent 34 successful years before retiring from the National Acme Corporation and in his spare time maintained a very active social life. He was frequently found relaxing on his boat or helping friends make engine repairs as the go to person for his expertise. Early on he was an avid golfer and loved singing with the barbershop quartet. Tom was as devoted as they come, spending everyday with his wife as she battled Alzheimer’s disease, managing her care and assisting with her meals.  He was as staunchly independent and sharp as a tack until the very end. Godspeed, Dad, you will be deeply missed.

Survivors are his loving children, Diane (Robert) Rutherford, Mike (Patti Macik), Tim (Gina), Tom (Diana), grandchildren, Brock (Ariana), Erin Sikora (John), Amanda Musick, Michael (Michelle), Christopher (Nicole), Jamie Durosko, Debbie Durosko (Rick) & Ashley LeBouf (Jared). He also was the caring patriarch to 15 great-grandchildren, Reid, Cole, Sydney, Piper, Cooper, Ross, Bryant, Madison, Mallory, Michael, Luke, Reese, Jessica,  Beckett & Parker. And closest and dearest friend Ray J Norman. He was preceded in death by his wife Alma Jean (Holzen), siblings Michael, Marie, John, Helen (Delisio), Dorothy(Cimas), Albert & parents George and Mary (Bayus). 


Christina A. Spaller


December 10, 1050 - June 15, 2018

Christina A. Spaller, 67, of Mentor, passed away June 15, 2018 at Continuing Healthcare of Mentor (formerly, Mentor Woods). She was born December 10, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wilson W. and Christina (nee Swanson) Krouse. Christina was a hard worker and formerly worked for Jay-Dee Cleaners, Industrial Quartz, Advanced Quartz, and Tri-Delta.  For the past few years she has been a resident of Madison Healthcare and Continuing Healthcare of Mentor where she has made many friends with both staff and residents. She is survived by her husband, Gerald "Gerry" Spaller; son, Gerry (Beth) Spaller, Jr.; grandchildren, Jessica King and Robert Spaller; great-grandson, Maxwell King; longtime friends, Nadine Hall, Stephen Hall, Shannon Hall, and Mike Senica.  She is also survived by several sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Christina was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson W. and Christina (nee Swanson) Krouse and brother, Wilson "Bud" Krouse, Jr.

The family wishes to extend a special "Thank You" to the residents and staff of both Madison Healthcare and Continuing Healthcare of Mentor for the exceptional care given to Christina, and, more importantly, for their genuine love and friendship which helped make her feel "at home" in both communities.

Shirley A. Stark

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November 24, 1943 - May 30, 2018

Shirley A. Stark, 74, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was born November 24, 1943 in Elyria, Ohio, the daughter of the late Walter and Estelle (nee Hall) Lowe. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Dawn (Ernie) Tremaglio and Debra (Michael) Hall; grandchildren, Tyler, Dominic, Victoria, Jake, and Karmella; sister, Fay Lowe; brother Robert (Loretta) Lowe; sister-in-law, Alice Lowe. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Estelle (nee Hall) Lowe; sister, Betty; brothers, William and Donald James.

A private family service was held.

Troy Brown

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August 6, 1961 - June 7, 2018

Troy A. Brown, 56, of Painesville passed April 10, 2018. He was born August 6, 1961 in Painesville, the son of the late Ralph and Louella (nee Claytor) Brown. Troy is survived by his son, Timothy Brown; siblings, Ralph (Louise) Brown, Louella (Morgan) Jones, Virginia (Bob) Danielson, Mary (Jim) Moore, Darlene Goodiel, Marsha (Laszlo) Gasztonyi, and Tod (Carol) Brown.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His family will have a Celebration of Life service at a later date.

Barbara Kilburg


April 25, 1952 - June 9, 2018

Barbara L. Kilburg (nee Kellar) passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018. She fought a long, hard battle of various health issues with grace, dignity, hard-headed determination and an enormous amount of faith. In the end, her heart finally said "enough". Barb is survived by her husband, George Kilburg; mother, Marlene Wood; her brother and sister-in-law, James and Jan Kellar; her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Schaun Staley and Tara and Don Gemmell; her step daughters Jackie Thompson and Kristen Kilburg (Jim Skernivitz); her step sons, George Kilburg (Ardelle), David Kilburg and Stacey Zahuranec; 12 grandchildren and many cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, Barb requested donations be made to Seidman Cancer Center or Hospice of the Western Reserve. 

Interment will take place at a later date.

Beverly Horton

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February 21 1947 - June 8, 2018

Beverly Horton, 71, of Willowick, passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center.

She was born February 21, 1947 in Cable County, WV, the daughter of the late John D. and Molly K. (nee Roach) Perry.

Beverly lived in Willowick for the past 40 years and was retired from K-Mart after 30 years of service.

She is survived by her 2 sons, Lee and Bobby Horton; 8 grandchildren, Jon, Stephanie, Thomas and Andy Horton, TJ, Christopher and Danny Powalie, and Candace Henry; 4 brothers; 3 sisters.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby L. Horton; parents, John D. and Molly K. (nee Roach) Perry; daughter, Sherry A. Powalie.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a later date.

A short interment service will be held at Knollwood Cemetery, 1678 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124 at 12 Noon on Monday, June 18, 2018.  Everyone will be gathering at the main office by the entrance before processing to the gravesite.

Please no potted or house plants.  Cemetery flowers only.

Arrangements by Blessing Cremation Center, 9340 Pinecone Drive, Mentor, Ohio.


Kimberly Ann Brooks


September 10, 1967 - June 7, 2018

Kimberly Ann Brooks, 50, of Painesville, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center. She was born September 10, 1967 in Painesville, the daughter of James A. Smith and Ruth Marshall. Kimberly was a loving mother and member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Painesville. She is survived by her husband, Antonio B. Brooks; children, Reginald Brooks and Kasanie Brooks; sisters, Veronica Marshall-Sweeney; Kimberly was preceded in death by her son, Elliott Anthony Spikes and mother, Ruth Marshall.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the New Hope Baptist Church, 428 W. Jackson Street in Painesville.

Chuni Cassano

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November 30, 1930 - May 30, 2018

Chuni Cassano (née Kim) age 87, passed away on May 30, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Martin, loving mother of Christine Boewe (Fred), Deborah Perry (deceased), Richard, and Daniel (June); grandmother of Matthew, Charlene (Rick Mansfield), John, Joseph (Melissa) Perry, and Melissa Cassano.  

Memorial Services Private.


Mary Kate Yenyo

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April 3, 1931 - June 3, 2018

Mary Kate Yenyo (nee Williams). Beloved wife of the late Julius J. Yenyo; loving mother of Janice Giaco (husband Jim), Kathleen Donnelly (husband Steve), Sandy Yenyo (Harold), Betty Lieberman (husband Bennett), James D. Yenyo (wife Laura) and Jennifer Rose Mazur Becker; nurturing grandmother…great-grandmother; dearest sister of Devon (deceased) (Lavern), Helen (deceased), Andrew (Dot), Bobby Jean (Fletch), Alford (Janice) and Olivia. 

Inurnment: Friday, July 27, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman, Ohio 44273. 

A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at Mary’s home on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 2-6 p.m.

Roberta M. Dennis

October 11, 1932 - May 29, 2018


Roberta M. Dennis (nee Hart) Beloved wife of Ernest (deceased); mother of Linda Pazemis (Val); grandmother of Christopher and Val Jr.; sister of Lillian Tezak (Frank, deceased), Mary Simmons (deceased) (Earl), and William Hart (Clara); Roberta was a member of the Willoughby Hills United Methodist Church. She was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and took pride in keeping a well-kept home. A loving wife, caring mother, and proud grandmother that will be missed dearly. 

Service: Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in the Mausoleum Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve.17876 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH 44110

Edith L. Vermilye

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July 23, 1933 - May 28, 2018

Edith L. Vermilye, 84, longtime resident of the Vermilye Ponderosa in Leroy, passed away peacefully Monday, May 28, 2018 in Chardon surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 23, 1933 in Willoughby, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wayne and Dorothy (nee Eckart) Bixel. Edith was a member and Past President of the Mothers of Twins Club and a volunteer with the American Red Cross. She is survived by her children, Sherri (Paul) Hemus, Kurt (Barb) Vermilye, Bonnie Vermilye, Barb (Rick) Martin, and Sonia Vermilye; grandchildren, Renee, Angie, Mike, Shane, Nicole, Ian, Jessica, Audie, Stanley, Zach, Gabby, Brandon, Mitch, Josh, Hannah, and Stefani; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Lanny (Midge) Bixel; best friend and travel companion, Jeanie Johnson. Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Vermilye; sons, Stanley and Roland Vermilye; daughter, Suzette Murphy; grandchildren, Cid & Jeremy; great-granddaughter, Breanna.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00pm Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Leroy Community Chapel, 12920 Painesville Warren Rd, Painesville, OH 44077.  Following the service, everyone is welcome to join the family for a memorial luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Rd #270, Valley View, OH 44125.

In honor of Edith's love for the color purple, if you have something purple please either wear it or bring it with you.


Warren A. Gutzke

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December 30, 1969 - May 26, 2018

Warren A. Gutzke, 48, of Willoughby Hills, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his home.He was born December 30, 1969 in Cleveland, the son of Warren A. and Anna (nee Onderco) Gutzke, Sr. Warren loved the outdoors and outdoor activities, especially barbequeing, camping, horseshoes and hiking.  He also loved sports and enjoyed playing on bowling leagues and shooting darts.He spent 20 years (the last 14 married) with the love of his life, Jocelyn "Jody" (nee Faitsch) Gutzke.  He is also survived by mother, Anna Gutzke; sister, Karen (Michael) Meeks; aunts & uncles, Jackie & Steve Zavoda and Kathy & Timmy Onderco; loving nephews, Mike & Nate Meeks.  He is also survived by many cousins that he considered brothers and sisters as well as many loving nieces and nephews and his beloved pet bird, Igor.   Warren was preceded in death by his father, Warren A. Gutzke, Sr.; maternal grandparents, John F. and Veronica Onderco; beloved mother-in-law, Jeanne Faitsch; beloved bird, Tiny.

Information will be provided at a later date for a tribute that will take place at Buttermilk Falls. 

Damian A Groves


April 12, 1974 - May 23, 2018

Beloved son of Amzie and Norita; dearest brother of Antoinette, Dannielle Calhoun, Mark Gillespie, and Eric Bridgeforth. 

The family will receive friends for a memorial service on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11-1 p.m. at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. Garfield Hts., OH (2 blocks south of Rockside). 

Giselle A. Zielinski


January 24, 1967 - May 24, 2018

Beloved daughter of Kenneth Bleicher and Florence (nee Cote); sister of Kenneth M.; step-mother of Nathan and Patrick; step-grandmother of Collin; dearest friend of Kim Roesch (Rob) and her pet D.O.G. 

Memorial service:  Friday, June 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. Garfield Hts., OH (2 blocks south of Rockside). The family will receive friends from 2:00 until the time of the service. 

Thomas S. Gordon, Sr.

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March 23, 1946 - May 19, 2018

Thomas S. Gordon, Sr., age 72, of Mentor, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at his home in his wife's arms surrounded by family.

He was born March 23, 1946 in Cleveland, the son of the late William and Ruth (nee Weitzel) Gordon.  After graduating from High School, he served honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam War and suffered a long battle with complications from Agent Orange exposure.

Thomas worked for 44 years as a Longshoreman in Cleveland before his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Andrea M. (nee Gahura) Gordon; daughters, Christine (Tim) Cottrell, Ruth (Abraham) Kantorowski, and Andrea C. (John Vondrick) Gordon; grandchildren, Timmy and Mathew Cottrell, Tommy Kantorowski, and Kira Vondrick; great-grandchildren, Marceline and Rowan Cottrell; siblings, Carol Florin, William Gordon, and Mary Gordon.

Thomas was preceded in death by his son, Thomas S. Gordon, Jr.; parents, William and Ruth (nee Weitzel) Gordon; brother, John Gordon.

A celebration of his life will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Ave, Willoughby, OH.   

Memorial donations can be made to DAV - Disabled American Veterans, 1240 E. 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44199.


Jean Foxx

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February 17, 1922 - May 10, 2018

Jean S. Foxx (nee Rockafield), age 96, passed away May 10, 2018, peaceably at home. Beloved Wife of John E. Foxx.  Loving Mother of Lawrence Stoskus. Dear sister of the late Joanne Eriksen.  Loving Grandmother of Jennifer Slone (Casey), and Jeffrey Stoskus (Sarah).  Great Grandma to Cameron Slone.  Dear Aunt to Diane, Brenda, Beth, and Jim. Jean enjoyed painting pictures of the many places she and John traveled to in their camper.  She also enjoyed swimming, square dancing, and her many pet dogs and nature.

Private services were done by Blessing Cremation Center in Mentor.

Donations can be made to Ohio Living Home Health Care, and Hospice, 38879 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094.

Jessie L. Stiles

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May 20, 1936 - May 16, 2018


Jessie L. Stiles, 81, of Painesville, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at UH-Cleveland Medical Center. She was born May 20, 1936 in Mannington, WV the daughter of the late Raymond and Geraldine (nee Murphy) Carpenter. Jessie was a member of the North Mentor Centenary United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles M. Stiles; daughters, Debra (James) Blumberg and Kelley (Tony) Kudulis; grandchildren, Erica (Jeremy) Dennis, Anthony (Erin) Blumberg, Mitchell (Julia) Blumberg, and Trevor Sidewand; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Owen & Alaina Dennis, Ellie, Olivia, Charles Porter & Maycee Blumberg; siblings, Mary Rose Lee, James (Barbara) Carpenter, and Nancy (Rick) Davis.  She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00pm Sunday, June 3rd at the North Mentor Centenary United Methodist Church, 9290 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the church.

Raymond Zirkle

February - 18, 1933 - May 9, 2018

Raymond Lee Zirkle, long time resident of Madison, OH passed away on May 9, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Raymond is survived by his children, Sharon Zirkle, Deborah Richardson, David (Sue) Zirkle and James (Bonita) Zirkle; four granddaughters and two grandsons, eight great-grandchildren, and longtime life partner Waldene “Judy” Geistle. He is preceded in death by his Son, Terry Lee Zirkle; Mother, Virginia Winland; granddaughter Leisha Zirkle; and great-grandson Jermaine Zirkle. 

A private memorial service honoring Raymond will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations in Raymond Lee Zirkle’s name can be made to InMotion, 4829 Galaxy Parkway, Suite M, Warrensville Heights Ohio 44128 or online at  InMotion offers programs, at no cost, for those affected by Parkinson’s disease.


Michael Thomas Tarach, Sr.

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June 21, 1967 - May 12, 2018

Michael T. Tarach, Sr., 50, passed away on May 12, 2018 at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.He was born June 21, 1967, the son of Nicholas J. and JoAnna M. (nee Balzano) Tarach, Sr. and graduated from Mentor High School, class of 1985. He resided in Port St. Lucie, Florida for 26 years before returning home to Mentor in November 2015. Michael carried on the family trade of installing flooring as his life long career.  He was an athletic individual who enjoyed playing golf, baseball, softball, and racing R/C cars. He is survived by his son, Michael T. (Emalee) Tarach, Jr.; daughter, Taylor L. Tarach; grandson, Grayson L. Tarach; mother, JoAnna M. Tarach; brothers, Nicholas J. (Jennifer Coleman) Tarach, Jr., Joseph M. (Wendi) Tarach.  Also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas J. Tarach, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Anna and Joseph Balzano; paternal grandparents, Josephine and John Tarach.

He will be extremely missed by all.

Family and friends will gather 8:30am on Friday, May 18th at St. John Vianney Parish, 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor, OH.  Mass will begin at 9:30am.  Following Mass the burial will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, 11521 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland.

James H. Long Jr.

January 30, 1944 - May 10, 2018

James H. Long Jr. age 74. A 25-year resident of Concord Twp. James worked for Lincoln Electric for 30 years, retiring in 2008. He belonged to NRA, Orwell Gun Club, Fairport Rod & Reel and Goodtime Cruises. He is survived by his wife Linda; children Corey, Danae Jones (Trustful, “Ted”) grandchildren Jessica, Tranae, and Aysia; great-grandchild Sophia; sister Emma Joyce; he was preceded in death by his parents James Sr. and Emma; his twin Melvin. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.