Dennis J. D'Amico

March 18, 1958 - February 12, 2018

On Monday, February 12, 2018, Dennis D'Amico passed away at the age of 59 in Euclid Hospital. Dennis graduated from Wickliffe High School in 1976.  He is survived by his lifelong companion of 26 years, Jennie Zulijani; sisters, Sharon D'Amico and Diane Hace.  Dennis also leaves behind his best friend black lab, Tukon.  Dennis will also be forever remembered by his nieces and nephew, Kim Aikey, Holly Curtis, and Scott Hace, as well as other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Frances (nee Coughlin) D'Amico.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February, 24, 2018 at 11:00am in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 1730 Mt. Carmel Drive in Wickliffe. 

Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon at a later date.

Deborah Cifani

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March 29, 1955 - February 13, 2018

Deborah I. Cifani (nee Miller/Braid) Beloved wife of Robert; dearest mother of Christopher Braid (Jen) and Kevin Braid; loving grandmother of Lincoln, Mackenzie, and Madison; dear sister of Dennis Miller (deceased)(Kathy), Margaret O’Neal (Fred), Susan Tomcho (Rod), and John Miller (Dolores); loving aunt and dear friend of many.

A celebration of life will be held at a later time. 

Shawn M. Atkins II

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August 26, 1993 - February 8, 2018

Shawn M. Atkins, II, age 24, of Eastlake, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Mentor. Shawn was born in Chardon, Ohio on August 26, 1993, the son of Shawn and Mary (nee Halerz) Atkins and grew up in Mentor. Shawn is survived by his children, Brooklynn, Damien, and Carson; parents, Mary and Shawn Atkins; sister, Ashley Sarota; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Linda VanFossen; maternal grandfather, Roger Kelleher.  Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Juanita Kelleher and Joseph Halerz.

A Memorial Gathering will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 2-5pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2300, 37299 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio.

Edward J. McGill

October 4, 1949 - February 10, 2018

Edward J. McGill, 68, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Hospice House. Edward was born October 4, 1949 in Painesville, Ohio, the son of the late James J. and Charlotte (nee Call) McGill.  He graduated from Mentor High School in 1967 and attended Tri-C where he received a certificate in landscape design.  From 1968-1972, Edward proudly served in the US Navy before being honorably discharged. He is survived by the love of his life, Donna; sister, Patricia Pryatel of Willoughby; brother, Michael of Mentor; nieces and a nephew. Preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Jeff Johnson; maternal grandparents Frank and Helen Call; paternal grandparents, Edward and Anna McGill.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

A special "thank you" to the ICU staff at Lake West and the wonderful people at Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Donations can be made to: Hospice of the Western Reserve Contributions, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.

Jon L. Pasko


June 2, 1946 - February 9, 2018

Jon L. Pasko, age 71, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 in Willoughby. Jon was born in Cleveland on June 2, 1946 the son of the late James and Oralee (nee DeHaven) Pasko.  He graduated from South High School in 1965 and then served in the US Army.  Jon was a proud member of the Laborer's Local #310 and retired from Marous Brothers Construction.  In addition, he was an active member of the Eastlake VFW Post 3863. Jon is survived by his fiance, Lorraine Mangelo; children, Trevor (Gina) Pasko and Dawn (Carl) Siers; step-daughter, Charlene Bryslan; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 niece; 5 nephews. Jon was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Pasko.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 1:00pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Jeannes Joynt, 36219 Vine Street, Eastlake, Ohio.

Billy R. Foley


November 28, 1937 - January 25, 2018

Billy R. Foley, 80, of Leroy Township, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home. Billy was born November 28, 1937 in Bradshaw, W. VA, the son of the late Sam and Rose (nee Nichols) Foley.  He has lived in Leroy Township the past five years and previously resided in Port Orange, FL. Billy was a proud member of the Boilermakers Union Local #1086 and was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed. Billy is survived by his daughter, Rhonda (David) Szuhay; son, Dallas Hawks; grandchildren, Montana & Sierra Szuhay, and Joshua R. and Danielle Fenton; 6 great-grandchildren. Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Foley and his daughter, Lue Ellen Foley.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday April 15, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. at Leroy Twp. VFW Post #7939, 12827 Painesville Warren Rd. Painesville, OH 44077.

Olga Esther Pearce

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May 19, 1944 - January 20, 2018

Olga Esther Pearce, age 73, of Concord passed away peacefully at home on January 20, 2018. Olga was born May 19, 1944 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the late Leonor and Felix Rodriguez. She grew up in North Kingstown, RI and moved to Ohio in 1974 where she worked in daycare, food service, and as an LPN in area nursing homes. She retired in 2010. Olga enjoyed reading, painting, and especially spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jack D. Pearce; children Marie Lemr (Jeffrey Lemr) of Mentor, Dianne Pearce (Alexander Lakatos) of Concord, and Jack D. Pearce Jr. (Chrystel Pearce) of Kailua, Hawaii; grandchildren Joshua Lemr (Jennifer Fielder), Eric Lemr (Katie Bacon), Aleesha Hearn, Kaila Turovsky (Michael Turovsky), Logan Pearce, and Lanie Pearce; great-grandchildren Julie Brzeczkowski (Tyler Brzeczkowski), Maxwell Lemr, Austin Lemr, Jaelon Holliman, and Miquel King; great-great grandchildren Seth Brzeczkowski and Audriana Brzeczkowski; and a large family of sister and brother in-laws and  nieces and nephews, including Nancy Millet, Tom Curtin, and Craig Soltes of New Jersey.  She was preceded in death by her sister Connie Mae Soltes (Joe Soltes).

Memorial services will be held at a later date

William J. Powalski


June 22, 1938 - January 22, 2018

William J. Powalski, 79yoa, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio left this world to be with his Lord in heaven on January 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving wife, kids, and grandkids.  When he arrived in heaven, in jeans and flannel, he was greeted by his parents and siblings who have passed before him. He will be remembered as an amazing, giving man with a most sincere soul. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and church member.  He was a compassionate man and well respected.  He touched more lives than a mind can comprehend.  William “Bill” Powalski was born June 22, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Edward and Helen (Brzezowski) Powalski. He married Barbara Hamilton on May 6, 1961 at St. Felicitas Church in Euclid, Ohio. She resides in Mayfield Heights. They have three children – Cheryl Orians (Dale) of Highland Heights, William Powalski Jr. (Joy) of Eastlake, Karen Sutyak (Daniel) of Solon.  He has two sisters, Carol Kaminski (Ray,dec) and Gail Rhodes (Al).  Preceding him in death are a brother David Powalski and sister Virginia Farone (Carl).  He has 9 grandchildren, Kayla Vitale (George Relic), Ryan Vitale (Julia Lucarelli), Alycia Vitale, Lisa Ruggiero (Matthew), William Powalski III, Megan Powalski, Daniel Sutyak, Mitchell Sutyak and Hallie Sutyak, 3 step-grandchildren Nicole, Riley and Taylor, 2 great-grandchildren Nathan and Bria, 2 step-great-grandchildren River, Sofia and many nieces and nephews. A 1956 graduate of Collinwood High School, he went to work for Sinclair Oil running his own gas/service station, where he enjoyed working on cars as well as racing them.  He went on to work at Nook Industries where he retired.  He loved being with his family and was always present at family gatherings, cherishing his time with his family and playing cards.  After Poker games he would throw the change in the air and the children would gain his riches.  He loved the casino’s and was especially skilled at Crap’s.  He loved to jitterbug and polka which he often showed his skills at weddings and anywhere a band would play 50’s music. This earned him the nickname “Greasy Feet”. 

A man of faith, he was a member of the Church of St. Clare.  A private memorial service was held at his home for family members.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Western Reserve

Francis Meyer


April 7, 1940 – January 20, 2018


Francis Meyer (Frank), age 77, of Cleveland, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on January 20th, 2018, from Fairview Hospital. Frank was born in Queens, New York on April 7, 1940, sibling of 7, lived in Cleveland and Warren most of his life. He spent a few years in the Navy before being discharged. He worked his whole life until he was unable to climb a ladder with HVAC. Outside of his work he was a member of the Republican groups attending meetings. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, was an active member of a league for years, also riding his motorcycle all over town.

Married the love of his life the late Lillian Meyer-Lundin. Devoted father of Lillian Cagnetti (nee Meyer), Step father of Carl Lundin (nee Richmond), Wonderful grandfather to Halie Meyer, Gideon and Gabriel Lundin, Christan, Shane, Kyra and Angel Noch, Wonderful great grandfather to Alivia Parks. Cousin to many, Uncle to many.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4260 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH date and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his family.



Michael C. Rossi

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May 30, 1956 - January 13, 2018

Michael Carmen Rossi, age 61, of Mentor passed away suddenly Saturday, January 13. Born May 30,1956 in Sharon, PA, Michael was a graduate of Sharon High School and Clarion University. He was an avid football fan who played in high school and college.  His career in Cleveland OH was in the wholesale floral industry where he worked in sales and management for over 35 years. 

Beloved husband of Diane Skipper, he is survived by Diane, his mother Mickey (Mae) Rossi, brothers James (Jeanne) and John (Cheryl), mother-in-law Carolee Skipper, brothers-in-law David, Tom (Rose) Skipper, sister-in-law Cathy (Chris) Stzempka and many adored nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Carmen Rossi and many beloved aunts and uncles.  

Michael was a beautiful soul who always put the needs of others ahead of his own. He will be deeply missed by his family and a legion of life-long friends. 

A celebration of his life will be held from 11:30-3:00 Saturday, January 27 at LaMalfa Banquet Hall, 5783 Heisley Rd, Mentor, OH 44060. An informal tribute will begin at noon with luncheon to follow. We welcome flowers or contributions to your local humane society or the American Heart Association

Richard D. Carolus

June 12, 1951 - January 13, 2018

Richard D. Carolus, 66, of Perry, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at TriPoint Medical Center. Richard was born June 12, 1951 in Erie, PA, the son of the late Richard and Eleanor (nee Parker) Carolus.  He has been a resident of Perry for the past 25 years and retired from Lakeland Community College after more than 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl (nee Brandt); children, Scott Carolus and Tracy Morrow; granddaughter, Alexis Morrow; brother, Russell Carolus; sisters, Donna Pietrantozzi and Debby Agrippa.

At his request, there will be no services.

Dorothea Zupan

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August 20, 1926 - January 14, 2018

Dorothea J. "Dottie" Zupan (nee Lendon) retired RN, 91, formerly of Middleburgh Heights, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at AlterCare in Mentor. Dottie was born August 20, 1926 in Morristown, OH, the cherished daughter of the late Wilbur F. and Mary Elizabeth (nee Urwin) Lendon, Sr. She is the beloved wife of 69 years to Stanley G. Zupan; dear mother of Jeff (Lori), Mary Piovarchy (Gerard-dec.), Richard (Doreen), and the late Jean Zupan (Daniel Suter-survives); loving sister of Jesse Smyth (Warren-dec.), Martha, and George (Candy). Preceded in death by siblings, Della Miller (Otho), Gertrude, Wilbur, Jr., James (Barbara).

Graveside Service will be held in Woodvale Cemetery in Middleburgh Heights at 2:30pm, Friday, January 19, 2018.

Loretta B. Hopper


June 9, 1931 - January 9, 2018

Loretta B. Hopper, age 86, of Sullivan, Ohio formerly a long-time resident of Avon, Ohio peacefully went to heaven on January 9, 2018.  Lorretta was born on June 9, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Loretta married the love of her life, Thurl D. Hopper in 1951. Loretta was dedicated to her Catholic churches and schools.  She worked as a Reading, Assistant Teacher at St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conceptions of Avon, Ohio for many years. She has spent most of the recent years as a devoted member to St. Edwards of Ashland, Ohio Loretta was a devoted and loving mother.  She was very proud of her family and was excited to become an "Omah" to her 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren to spoil them with endless unconditional love and candy.  Loretta loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her.  She loved planning for company in her home; she would spend hours cooking and preparing for her company and baked thousands of Christmas Cookies to pass on to anyone who knew her.
Loretta enjoyed the simple moments of life by tending to her flowers, taking long walks with her husband and time in the sun and nature at her and Thurl’s camper and “second home” at Clar-Mar Lakes Campground.   She was known for her big heart.  She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed beyond measure. Loretta is daughter to Edmond and Babetta Soeder, is the beloved wife to Thurl D. Hopper. She is proceeded in death by sisters, Alma Glovan and Rita McCune and great-granddaughters Glory Vinci and Savannah Carnie.  Loretta is devoted mother of DeWayne (Kathy) Hopper, Cheryl (Phillip) Sikora, Debra (James) Wine, loving "Omah" to Rose (Charles) Vinci, Adam Hopper, Janet Hovanitz, Brandy (Clifford) Burkett, Stephanie (Bobby) Carnie, Christa Wine, great-grandma to London Carnie, Heath Carnie, Chloe Burkett, Bodhi Vinci, and Lucas Burkett.

Family and friends will gather at St. Edwards Church, 501 Cottage St., Ashland, Ohio on Saturday, January 13th at 11:00 a.m. for a Funeral Mass done by Fr. Rod Kreidler, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life Reception at St. Edwards. 

Joseph Jukiewicz

Joseph P. Jukiewicz, 58, of Mentor, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the home of his sister. For the past 20 years, Joe has given back to many and was always willing to help and give to others.  He was a very active member of AA.

Joe loved his family, his motorcycle, and his cat, Allie and his many friends.   He was a great brother, uncle and friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Nicolette Beth Mason


September 1, 1980 - January 6, 2018

Nicolette Beth Mason, age 37, of Mentor-On-The-Lake, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born in Painesville, Ohio on September 1, 1980 and graduated from Mentor High School in 1999. Nicolette is survived by her daughter, Makinzie Linn Holt; mother and step-father, Kathy (nee Anderson) and Gary Zeid; sisters, Melissa (Jon) Perdue and Kristine Mason; maternal grandmother, Yvonne (Robert) Brandt; nieces and nephews, Alissa, Ariana, James, Corbin, Nathan, and Brittney. She was preceded in death by her father, Craig S. Mason; maternal grandfather, Max Anderson; paternal grandparents, Harry B. Mason, Jr. and Stella Mason.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Perry Cemetery at a later date

Doris Hess


July 28, 1926 - January 1, 2018

Doris Brumbaugh Hess, 91, passed away January 1, 2018 at Maplewood Senior Living in Chardon, Ohio.  The only child of Raymond and Berdella Brumbaugh, she was born on July 28, 1926 in Canton, Ohio. A graduate of Lake Erie College in Painesville, Doris was employed as a first grade teacher in the Painesville Township Schools for 27 years.  Known for her warm smile and deep faith, she was an accomplished pianist and organist, an excellent pie baker and a devoted member of both the Painesville Church of the Brethren and the North Manchester (Indiana) Church of the Brethren.  Doris’s greatest pleasure was sharing her love of music with others. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Rev. Arthur H. Hess and infant granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Hess.  She is survived by son, Thomas (Dawn) Hess of North Manchester, IN; daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Hanes of Concord; grandchildren, Audrea (Brad) Anderson of Payne, OH; Kati (Adam) Tomco of Concord; Kevin (Brenda) Hanes of Fremont, CA and Brittany (Eric) Morrow of Syracuse, IN; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Committal of ashes will be held at a later date in North Manchester, IN. 

Edward Earl McGarvey Jr.

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September 22, 1965 - January 1, 2018


Edward Earl McGarvey, Jr., 52, of Painesville, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on January 1, 2018.  He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 22, 1965 the son of the late Edward Earl and Maryann (nee Jeavons) McGarvey, Sr.  He was a graduate of Mentor High School and resided in Painesville the last 28 years.  He was a hard working man in the construction industry working as a foreman for Tri County Insulation for seven years and took much pride in all of his hard work.  He was an honest man and enjoyed every moment of his life to the fullest. Some of his many hobbies included collecting beer cans, whistling, singing, carpentry and home improvements.  He held multiple records in weight lifting and strongman competitions for which he received many awards and trophies. He was a compassionate husband to his wife Maryann of 27 wonderful years.  He was a devoted father to his daughter, Lynnsey 26, and his son LCPL Derick USMC, 21.  He is also survived by sister, Kimberly and brother, Wayne.  He was a very loving uncle and brother and will be missed dearly.

A memorial service will be held at Victory Baptist Church, 8911 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor, OH on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his family.

Kelly M. Farinacci

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May 2, 1978 - December 11, 2017

Kelly M. Farinacci, 39, of Mentor, passed away unexpectedly December 11, 2017 at her home. Kelly is survived by her beloved children, Cameron, Anthony, Dominic, and Kale; loving parents, Renee (nee D'Apice) and Joseph C. Belviso, III; dear brother, Scott (Cheryl) Ortman; niece, Angelina; nephew, Caleb.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:30pm, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, 9114 Lakeshore Blvd, Mentor, OH.  The family will receive friends Saturday at the church from 1:30pm until the time of service.