Roland MacDonald Jr.

March 5, 1935 - December 5, 2017

Roland “Mac” MacDonald Jr. passed peacefully December 5, 2017 with his family by his side at the Hospice of the Western Reserve.  Following college, he was an Army officer and spent his career in sales at Corning Inc. In his younger years he was the life of the party and will be remembered with a smile by all whom he touched.  He loved dancing, playing golf, and boating on Chautauqua Lake.   He was preceded in death by his parents Roland and Ethel MacDonald and is survived by his wife Ruthanne, sons Scott (Shelley), Keith (Ingrid), and Joshua (Michele), sister (Sherry Barnett), and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  

A celebration of his life will be held on January 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Littlest Heroes, P.O. Box 1406, Solon, OH 44139, the Jessie Rees Foundation, P.O. Box 80667, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688 or the charity of your choice.

James J. Beran Sr.

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June 5, 1944 - December 10, 2017

Beloved husband of Vera (nee Phipps); father of Timothy Phipps, James Jr., Matthew, and Mark (Paula); grandfather of 8; great-grandfather of 2; brother of Nancy Adzema, Barbara Jean Burns (deceased), Richard, Patricia Brown, and George Jr.  

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 16, 10-11a.m. at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. Garfield Hts., OH (2 blocks south of Rockside). The family requests no flowers. 

Robert Walter LaForce

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November 21, 1951 - November 18, 2017

Robert Walter LaForce, age 65, of Concord Township, passed away November 18, 2017 at his home from pancreatic cancer. Robert was born in Painesville on November 21, 1951, the son of the late Robert E. and Margaret (nee Horvath) LaForce and remained an area resident his entire life, living in Willoughby and Concord Township.  He attended school in Willoughby, then went on to graduate from Ohio University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  He also spent 3 years in the US Marine Corps before being honorably discharged. After graduation, Robert worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Lake County and then had a private practice for many years.  Outside of his profession, Robert was an active member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and volunteered for many area non-profits.  He served on the Board of Head Start, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, served on the United Way Committee, and was a volunteer attorney for Hospice of the Western Reserve and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.  In his spare time, he enjoyed infrared photography and won several ribbons for his work and was proud to have 3 of his pictures wrapped around utility boxes in Painesville. 

Robert is survived by his wife, Sandra S. (nee Fanslow); children, Melanie LaForce, PhD (Dave Abbott)  and Dustin LaForce; siblings, Cheryl (Brian) Rice, Caren (Tim) Tennant, Connie (Ed) Orosz, and Kevin (partner, Jill Oster). He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joey LaForce.

Brian K. Warner "Gerber"

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July 13, 1968 - November 8, 2017

Beloved son of Gerald and Patricia (nee Curtis); brother of Jo Warner; boyfriend of Andrea Thompson; step father of Robin and Ian Thompson; grandfather of Santina; Brian was a graduate of Euclid High School and worked with Andrea at Northstar Auto Sales in Eastlake on Vine St.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the VFW on Vine St. (behind Save-A-Lot). 

Rev. Montford C. Coon Ph.D. "Ned"

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December 21, 1935 - November 9, 2017

Rev. Montford (Ned) Coon Ph.D. was born on December 21, 1935, to Imogene (Valley) Hundley and Montford J. Coon in Carson City, NV.  Ned studied throughout his life.  His thirst for knowledge led him to a Doctorate in Philosophy in 2016 plus he became an Ordained Minister in 1996.Ned served from 1953 to 1958 in the Army - 40th Tank Division.  He was retired but had worked in many fields.  The work he loved the most was engineering in which he exceled.  He loved life and all aspects of it.  He enjoyed sharing his theories on life and death with as many people as possible.  He also enjoyed a good debate.  Ned cherished spending time with his family, camping, fishing, boating, golfing and working in his woodshop when he was able.  He was currently writing a book on learning about life and religion. Ned was truly blessed. He departed this life on November 09, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, step father, Wilson Hundley and sister, Ermalyn Hecker. He leaves to cherish His memory his wife of 58 yrs., Laura Coon, son Montford C. (Ruth) Coon, Jr., son Kenneth R. Coon, daughter, Tammy L. (Daniel) Brown, 3 Grandchildren – Michael A. Fry, Jasmine M. Wood, Jeffrey Coon, and 2 Great Grandchildren- Nina and Charles (Charlie) - sister – Dawn Barber and Brother- in-Law- Bruce Hecker plus a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the VA Medical Center or a Cancer Foundation/ Charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held: Saturday November 18th from 1:00 – 4:00 Lifeline Church - Community Center 5326 Middle Ridge Road Madison, Oh 44057

JoAnne Mauer


January 15, 1958 - November 6, 2017

The mom.  The wife.  The legend.  JoAnne took care of and cared for everyone close to her.  She loves when the family was together playing card games like Rummy, Spades and Skip-Bo. JoAnne also loved cottage ham and potatoes, Lilacs, Niagara Falls, Asian gardens, Almond Joys, German chocolate cake, and Santana. She was survived by her loving husband Charles of 29 years.  JoAnne also has 2 sons (Mike and Berto) along with a daughter (Missy).  She has 2 wonderful granddaughters (Kaileigh and Celena). JoAnne worked as an Administrative Assistant at MeisterMedia Worldwide for 18 years until her retirement in 2016.

We love you so so very very much much!

Please join us for service and celebration of life at: Wickliffe Community Center 900 Worden Rd. Wickliffe OH 44092 on Saturday, November 11th from 5 to 8pm.

Margaret A. Steele "Peggie"

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December 26, 1939 - October 24, 2017

 A mass followed by a celebration of her life for Margaret (Peggie) Steele, age 77, will be held on Saturday November 18th at noon at St. John Vianney Church and Father Kline Center located at 7575 Bellflower Rd, Mentor.

After fighting a heroic and courageous battle with cancer for the past 7 years, Peggie became an angel on Tuesday, October 24th surrounded by her husband, daughters (husbands), sister and niece.  Throughout her battle she remained active, she was a member of the Willoughby High School Class of “57 Reunion Committee, member of F.O.E. Willoughby, had monthly luncheons with her previous “Xerox” girls and was an active member of the St. John Vianney Cancer Support Group.  Peggie loved Bingo, Bowling, Bunco, visiting Casinos and traveling. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Ronald Clyde, her daughters, Nikki (Jarrett) Domoracki, Tammy (Ricardo Jr.) Villarreal, and Lesa (Dave) Kempert. Grandchildren Dr. Nicole Craker, Gabrielle (David) Gann, Ricardo III, Dominique, Danielle, and Kirsten Villarreal, Courtney, Lauren, Josh and Amber Kempert, sisters Doreen Zanghi and Lynn (David) Brinkman, Brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.  Peggie was a beloved friend to Kathy Riley.  Peggie is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Rose Morenz, brothers Ronald and Ralph Morenz and sister Sherry Zurinsky.

Joseph G. Worthy

February 3, 1941 - October 5, 2017

Joe went home to be with his Lord Jesus after an illness. He is survived by his sister Lillian Worthy-Everett-Vargo, his nephews Donald, and Mark Everett (Deborah), and his niece Traci-Everett-Tramte (Richard). Joe was a proud US Navy Veteran.

There will be a memorial service at Lakeshore Assembly of God in Mentor, OH on 10/29/17 at 6p.m. A private ceremony will be conducted at a later date. 

Phyllis C. Rowland


May 1, 1927 - September 3, 2017

Phyllis C. Rowland (nee Smith) age 90 passed away peacefully on September 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan.  She is survived by her two children, Dan Rowland of Bedford Heights, Beth Rowland of Shaker Heights, step daughter, Diane Focht of Lincoln, Nebraska and her brother, Harry Smith of Willoughby, Ohio and multiple nieces and nephews, friends and adopted grandchildren that she loved and cherished.Phyllis spent many happy years working at the Cameo Gift Shop in Chagrin Falls along with her friends, Art and Rollie until the shop closed in 2006.

Marcus H. Bretschneider

January 7, 1963 - September 23, 2017

Marcus “Doc” Bretschneider age 54, of Fairport Harbor passed away on September 23, 2017. Beloved husband of Jane (nee Funk); father of Montana, Tiffany Funk, Danielle Jenkins; grandfather of Jalen Jenkins; brother of Fredrick, Libbie (Tom) Fisher, Mary Head, Toni Summers, Kathy (Randy) Mead; uncle and friend of many. Preceded in death by his parents Fredrick and Maggie (nee Miller). Marc was an avid guitarist. 

Daniel Louis Ober

October 3, 1944 - October 4, 2017

Daniel Louis Ober, born October 3, 1944. Beloved husband of Carol (deceased) and Sue (deceased); father of Deanne (Rudy) and George; grandfather of Jessica (Joe, deceased), Pauline (Andrew), Destiny (Dan), and Faith; great-grandfather of Allen, June, April, Amber, and Isabella; son of Donald and Violet (both deceased); brother of Judi and Doris; Brother in law and dear friend of Ed (Sue). Daniel was a Christian and had an extended family with his church. He enjoyed being outside cutting grass and fishing. He loved animals and flowers. Dan was a very kind, generous, and sweet man. He also worked with his uncle Jim training race horses. He was a hard working man who loved his family and friends.

A memorial service given by Dave Roberts will be held Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at The Lake Church of Christ 8435 Auburn Rd., Chardon, OH 44024. A private burial will be held at a later date.  

Gregory J. Lonchor


December 29, 1951 - September 10, 2017

Gregory J. Lonchor, age 55, born on December 29, 1961, entered into eternal life, surrounded by loved ones, on September 10, 2017, after a valiant battle with Glioblastoma. Greg cherished the outdoors and all that nature provided; be it harvesting his garden, creating beautiful landscapes or skiing down the snowy mountains of Colorado.  He was a quiet, gentle, and loving soul preceded in death by his father, Joseph L. Lonchor. Greg is survived by his mother, Sandra (Gaggiani) Lonchor and siblings Jeffrey (Susan) Lonchor, Christine Lonchor, Gina Benoit, Beth Ann (Scott) Siskind, and Jaci Lonchor. Lifelong friend and loving companion to Mary Saltsman and her daughters Megan (Nic) Carucci and Sarah. Uncle of Valerie, Greg, Katie, Adam (Kristen), Joey (Lauren), Jeffrey, Robert, Collin, Rachel, and Mckenzie. Great uncle of Owen, Corey, and Izabella. Loving Dad to his Canine family; Yogi and Tazz.

A celebration of life honoring Greg will be held at St. John of the Cross (formerly, St. Felicitas) Catholic Church in Euclid, Ohio, on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 11:00am.

The family suggests contributions be made to one of the following in memory of Greg: St. Jude; Lake Humane Society; Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Elliot Anthony Spikes

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September 26, 1983 - August 27, 2017

It is with great sadness, that the family of Elliot Anthony Spikes announces his passing on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the age of 34 years. Elliot, affectionately called El, was born in Painesville, Ohio on September 26, 1983. He attended Painesville City Public Schools. Elliot’s favorite pastimes were playing golf and basketball. He also was an expert Chess player and he usually won over his family and friends. He loved to cook and often he would experiment on his family with his custom creations. El liked to draw and became quite good at it. Elliot, named by his friends “Big El”, “El Dog”, “Elli ante” was very popular and he had many friends. Elliot had so many wonderful qualities. He was creative and very intelligent, with so much potential and he loved his family very much. As he made his transition from life to to death, Elliot leaves to mourn him, parents, Antonio and Kimberly Ann (Marshall) Brooks, father, James (Nookie) Spikes; 2 brothers, Reggie Brooks and Patrick Spikes; 1 sister Kasanie Brooks; Grandparents, James and Janie Spikes, Grandfather Earl Tuff; Beloved Grandmother Ruth Marshall and Great Grandmother Daisy Landingham precedes him in death. He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins from the Brooks, Spikes, Marshall and Landingham families, and a host of relatives and friends. As we, his family and friends bid him farewell, be it known to all, Elliot will be truly and sorely missed.  

Service will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 12:00 noon at New Hope Baptist Church 428 West Jackson Street Painesville, OH 44077 440-357-6968 Rev. Jimmie Smith – Officiating 

Edward E. Davis


November 19, 1951 - August 29, 2017

Edward E. Davis "Pee Wee" age 65, passed away on August 29, 2017. Beloved husband of Deborah (nee Rice) (deceased); Dearest father Antoinette Rice and Darrin Rice; Loving grandfather of DeAndre Dorsey, DeAndria Rice, DeAri Rice, and Destini Rice; Dear brother of Loretta Beavers and Barbara Morgan (deceased).

Services will be private.  

Patricia A. Keverkamp

February 9, 1941 - August 30, 2017

Patricia A. Keverkamp, age 76, of Mentor, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Hanna House of University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born February 9, 1941 in Kent, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank and Lucille Bissler. Patricia is survived by her children, Kathie Corona and John (Diane) Keverkamp; grandchildren, James Corona, Anthony Corona, Jessica (Colin) Gregg, Kathryn Keverkamp and Lukas Keverkamp; great-grandchildren, Cameron Gregg and Jameson Gregg; sister, Florence (George) Veon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lucille Bissler; brothers, Jack Bissler and Donald Bissler.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9:30am Friday, September 1, 2017 at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor, Ohio.

Inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Randolph, Ohio.

Charles Richard Egner

June 30, 1954 - August 25, 2017

Charles R. Egner age 63 of Eastlake, passed away on August 25. Beloved father of Lisa Zolman (Andy); grandfather of Zachary and Alexander Zolman; brother of Lee Egner (Bonnie) and Tim Egner (Jean); uncle of many; preceded in death by his wife Jeanne Egner; siblings Arthur “Skip” Egner, Jodie Egner, and Margie Silvaggio.

Private services will be held. 

Mary Lou Kuzel


July 21, 1934 - August 28, 2017

Mary Lou Kuzel (nee Janezic), age 83, of Wickliffe, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Heartland of Willoughby. Mary Lou was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 1934 the daughter of John and Mary (nee Sraj) Janezic.    She worked for Ohio Bell and later worked as a real estate agent for many years.  She enjoyed needle -point, Bingo, Pinochle, and going to the Wickliffe Senior Center. Mary Lou is survived by her daughter, Mary Ruth McCormick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Kuzel; parents John and Mary (nee Sraj) Janezic; brother, John Janezic.

At her request there will be no funeral services.

Bernice V. Abraham

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May 17, 1940 - August 22, 2017

Beloved daughter of Margaret Wolfe (nee Sabo) and John Wolfe (both deceased); dear sister of Rosemary Haleem (Jim) and John Wolfe (deceased) (Mary); dearest aunt of Michelle Freeman, Tracey Wolfe, John Wolfe, and Kenneth Wolfe (deceased).

The family suggest donation be made to the two causes that were very dear to Bernice. Joyful Heart 32 West 22 St. 4th Floor New York, NY 10010,, a foundation that helps abused women and children or Animal Protective League 1729 Willey Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113,