Edward Hojnacki Sr.

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March 19, 1933 - October 17, 2018

Dearly beloved husband of Margaret (deceased); father of Edward Jr. (Lori), John (Sandy), James (Nancy), and Jeffrey (Karen); grandfather of Joseph (Kimberly), Michael (Lindsay), Gregory, Alexa, Jeffrey, Johnny, and Mark; great-grandfather of Cayden, Evan, Ava, and Addison; brother of Mary Ann Dalton (Richard) (both deceased); companion of Nadia Mutter; brother in law and uncle of many.Edward was a proud US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the 101stAirborne Division. 

Private services were held. 

Kathleen E. Keidel

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Kathleen E. Keidel, age 74, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Hospice of the Western Reserve.

She was born March 13, 1944 in Norwich, CT, the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (nee Palmerick) Churney  and has been a long time resident of Eastlake.  She and her husband Tom retired to Cape Coral, Florida, where she enjoyed volunteering and socializing with her many, many friends. 

Survivors are her children, Derreck (Melanie), Thomas Jr (Pamella), Denise (Bill), and Therese Thompson (Gary). Her Grandchildren Joseph (Marissa), Nella, Thomas III (Carla), Andrew (Lindsay), Damien (Brianna), Brittany (Will), Derreck Jr. (Becky).  Great-Grandchildren Keelee, Nicholas, Anthony, Alana, Cameron, Ashton, and Carter.  Brother Martin Churney (Jan), and sisters Christine Hill and Karen Churney.

Preceding her in death are her husband Thomas, and her parents Martin and Catherine.

Her family and friends were the light of her life, as she was of theirs.  Her compassionate spirit and quick wit will be deeply missed. 

Please join us for a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11am, at Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Ave.



Linda K. Barnard

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Linda K. Barnard, 76, of Euclid, formerly of Eastlake, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center.

She was born June 22, 1942 in Mineral County, WV the daughter of the late Alden and Evelyn (nee Harvey) Barnard. 

Linda was a hardworking woman and retired from both KMart and Yanesh Construction.  She was also a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  In her spare time she enjoyed collecting Native American arts and crafts.

She is survived by her children; Don (Pam) Barnard, Jeff (Sandy) Barnard, Jeanni (Stephen) Blaker, and Sharmalee (Mark) Miller; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Alden and Evelyn (nee Harvey) Barnard; son, Lloyd Barnard; companion, Don Spriggs.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Flashes of Hope in honor and support of her great-granddaughter, McKenzie Rowan on their website www.flashesofhope.org

Robert E. Rondini


Robert E. Rondini, age 55, of Perry, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at his home.

He was born February 17, 1963 in Chardon, Ohio, the son of the late Warren and Ruth (nee Childs) Rondini.

Robert loved fishing, was an avid Cleveland Browns fan, and was obsessed with his tire business.  However, above all else, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with everyone.

He is survived by his children; Michelle, AJ, Ashley, and Michael; grandchildren, Gabriel, Dominic, and Guilianna; brothers, Geno, Warren, and Ricky.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and a brother, James.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6pm on Friday, October 5, 2108 at the home of his daughter, Michelle.  Please contact the family for more information.

Roberta L. Hufnagle

Roberta L. Hufnagle, 78, of Euclid, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

She was born June 21, 1940 in Bitner, PA the daughter of the late Frank and Maryann (nee Lowther) Volpe.

Roberta was a wonderful, hard working woman who loved taking care of her family in addition to her career at World Almanac where she retired. 

She is survived by her husband, Rev. William Hufnagle; children, Jim (Sally) Hufnagle, Doug (Kelly) Hufnagle, Frank Hufnagle, and Judith Krajec; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sisters, Eileen, Janet and Ida.

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Virginia.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Willow Lake Church of the Nazarene, 34950 Lakeshore Blvd, in Willoughby, OH.  The family will receive friends from 2pm until the time of a video presentation at 2:30pm followed by a memorial service at 3pm.

Dave Williford

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Dave Williford, 58, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at his home in Mentor where he resided with his 2 nieces.

He is survived by many family members and friends.

Dave was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and Food Guru.  He loved to watch Food Network and NCIS.  He loved his job as a machinist and enjoyed building his own computers.  He loved spending holidays with family and having cookouts.

He will be loved and missed by many.

Bonnie E. Walker (nee Welch)

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Bonnie E. Walker (nee Welch), age 81, formerly of Eastlake, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at UH Medical Center in Cleveland.

She was born October 6, 1936 in Banner Elk, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Clifford and Margie (nee Byrd) Welch.  Bonnie lived in Eastlake for many years where she raised her children before moving to Chardon after her husband passed away in 2008.

Bonnie was a wonderful homemaker and loved spending time with all of her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Bill) Bailey, Jim (Chris) Walker, Janice (Jeff) Greco, and Patty Ingram; grandchildren, Andrew & Patrick Walker, Hunter Greco, and Kelly Guy; brother, Jerry (Pat) Welch.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Walker and brother, Charlie Welch in infancy.

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

She will buried with her husband in Clarks Creek Cemetery back home in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

Beverly P. Phillips (Thayer)


November 28, 1935 - September 10, 2018

Beverly P. (Thayer) Phillips, age 82, of Painesville passed away peacefully September 10, 2018 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby.  “The Bev” was a lifelong resident of Lake County who was loved by her family and beloved by her extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews, one “Little Fricker”, and many special friends that she made throughout her life.  She is survived by her sister, Joanne (John) Seibel of Lodi, CA; children Joy (John) Kanuk, Stephanie Phillips, Steven (Laura) Phillips; Grandchildren, (Bev called them her "Jewels") Alyssa Phillips, Jessica Kump, Connor Phillips, Jacob Kanuk, and Sierra Phillips.  She is preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Phillips in 1968, and husband of 25 years, Steven A. Phillips in 1988; sisters, Virginia Johnson, Elaine Joyner, and Shirley Mae Thayer; and brothers, Vernon Thayer, James Thayer, and Donald Thayer.  

A private memorial service is planned on October 6, 2018 at The Willoughby SDA Church, 37742 Sharpe Ave, Willoughby, OH.  Interment of ashes will be at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Heights, Ohio


Ernest John Hrdlicka

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Ernest John Hrdlicka, age 67 of Sagamore Hills, OH passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2018.

John was born on May 29, 1951 in Cleveland, OH. He was raised in South Euclid where he graduated from Brush High School. He worked for the American Heart Association for many years.

He enjoyed gardening, where he would grow all types of flowers and vegetables. Every year, he used his home grown tomatoes to make his very own homemade sauce. He truly had a green thumb. He was a great artist who loved making Halloween masks and props. Fall was his favorite time of the year. He was always up for an adventure, especially with his sidekick Lily. He could fix just about anything and was incredibly handy. He was very loved by many and will be forever missed.

He was the beloved life-partner to Mae Dolphin of Sagamore Hills, OH for over 30 years and is also survived by son Anthony “Tony” Hrdlicka (Candice) of Virginia Beach, VA, daughter Nicole Hrdlicka (Andrea) of Concord Twp., OH, grandchildren Anthony (Nicole), Hero, Peyton, Dillinger and Brooklynn Hrdlicka, sister Susan Hrdlicka Linke of Willowick, OH, faithful friend and housemate Barbara Nash of Sagamore Hills, OH, his dachshund Lily and many nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his mother Kathryn Hrdlicka of Spring, TX, father Frank Hrdlicka of Streetsboro, OH, sister Josephine Smith of South Euclid, OH and nephew Lee Sullivan of Willard, MO.

A celebration of life will be held for John at a later date.

Lorraine (Spotts) Getty

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Mrs. Lorraine (Spotts) Getty , of Painesville, Ohio, born on September 23, 1932 in Glen Campbell, Pennsylvania, to the late Lillie Belle Kerr and the late Sharpe Elmer Spotts, passed away at age 85 on August 28, 2018 in Painesville, Ohio.  She was a Cafeteria Worker at Mentor Schools.  Lorraine was the beloved wife of the late Frank A. Getty, Jr.  She is survived by her daughters, Michelle Getty and Valerie Shook (Terry); brothers, Blaine Spotts and Franklin Spotts (Catherine); grandchild, Melody Lynn Beashua (Leroy Peyton).  She is also survived by sister-in-laws, Shirley Stewart (Lee) and Rose Behm and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.  She had a passion for crochet and crafts and spoiling her granddaughter.

Friends and family can pay their respects at the memorial service on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 11:00am to 1:30pm at Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church, 3096 Sandy Lake-Grove City Rd., Stoneboro, Pennsylvania, 16153.

Contributions can be made to the family c/o Michelle Getty, 1651 Mentor Avenue #809, Painesville, OH 44077.

Jeffery Joseph Scott Pearce

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Jeffery Joseph Scott Pearce, age 37, of Mentor, Ohio, entered into rest on the 15th day of August 2018.

Beloved son of Martha Revelt and Richard Pearce (deceased) and Brenda Pearce.

Loving father of JJ & Curtis.

Dear brother of John (deceased), Michael, Helen, Adam, Russell, Logan & Benjamin.

Friend to many.

A Memorial Service will be held 1:00pm Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the Lakeshore Reservation, Lake Metroparks, 4765 Lockwood Road, Perry, Ohio 44081.

Please bring a photo or memory to share while we celebrate Jeff's life.

Randal A. Brosch

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July 5, 1964 - August 11, 2018

Randal A Brosch, age 54 lifelong resident of Leroy OH passed away peacefully on August 11, 2018. Randy was born in Leroy, Ohio on July 5, 1964 to Robert and Shirley (Thompson) Brosch. He is preceded in death by both his parents and grandparents. Randy is survived by his two children, Charlie and Olivia of Munson, Ohio, sister Deb (Bill) Stute of Leroy, brother Chuck (Diane) Brosch of Leroy, Nieces Kristy Saunders and Kim (Shaun) Kallay and Nephew Billy (Michelle) Stute. Randy’s love for his children extended to his great nieces and nephews as well. Robbie, Dennis, Kaitlyn, Grace, Abby, Athena, Luke, Rosie and Miles. Randy was a retired firefighter from the Leroy Fire Department as well as a skilled carpenter and avid photographer. He was well known for his circle decks and many of his photographs won local awards.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to his children and mailed to 11870 Stonegate Drive Chardon OH 44024.

At Randy’s request a celebration of life will be held at his sister’s house on Saturday August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm. 7291 Leroy Thompson Rd. Leroy, Ohio. Please bring a dish to pass and your fond memories to share with his friends and family.

Brad W. Elder

                         "TOGETHER AGAIN"

                       "TOGETHER AGAIN"

May 23, 1954 - August 5, 2018

Elder, Bradley (Brad) Wayne age 64. Of Cleveland, OH and previously of Bradenton, FL. Beloved partner of the late Laura Balint. Survived by sister, Deborah A., and brothers Bruce R., and Rodger D. (Doreen). Uncle to Megan T., and Erin M. Elder (Fiancée Victor Ceballos). Great-Uncle to Audrey M. Ceballos. 

Friends are asked to join the family for a memorial to Brad’s life at the American Legion Post 703 in Parma Hts. Sunday August 19, 2018 7667 York Road 4pm-8pm. 

Raymond G. Headley, Sr.

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Raymond G. Headley, Sr., 78, of Painesville, Ohio passed away on August 6, 2018 from a short illness. 

Ray was born in Painesville, Ohio on January 11, 1940 to Raymond I. Headley and Kathrine Kilty. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles R. Headley of Georgia. He is survived by his six children Raymond Jr. (Mary) of Eastlake, Allen (Phyllis) of Iowa, Opal (Tim) Phillips of Jefferson, Daniel of Harpersfield, Laura of Geneva and Richard (Tina) Sullivan of Saybrook; five grandchildren John, Robert, and Chloe Headley; Ashlynn and Tristen Phillips, two great-grandchildren Laura and John Headley, and brother William A. Headley of Madison.

Ray served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1965 as a motor pool mechanic in Germany.  He retired from Royal Plastics in Mentor.  More recently, he kept himself busy as a handyman at the Perry Senior Center.

Ray will be remembered for his easy going personality, humor and helpfulness.  In his spare time, Ray enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, spending time at Perry Senior Center and sharing spirits with friends.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Beverly and Scott Zieske who cared for Ray during much of his illness. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to the Perry Senior Center, 2800 Perry Park Road, Perry, OH 44081 or Asa’s Angels, 2709 N. Ridge Rd, Painesville, OH 44077.

At Ray’s request a celebration of life will be held at Geneva Community Center, 70 W. Main St, Geneva, Ohio on Tuesday, August 14th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  A private funeral will be held at Western Reserve National Cemetery on August 17th in Rittman, Ohio.

Norma Jane Dent Cowan

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Norma Jane Dent Cowan passed away at the Hospice of the Western Reserve on August 1. She was born July 18, 1928 in Leesburg, Ohio. Her father, Virgil Dent, was a vocational agriculture teacher and her mother, Marjorie Neill Dent, taught special needs children. She grew up in a home that valued books, education and learning, and she passed that on to her own four children.

Norma received her bachelor's degree at Miami University and her master's degree at the University of Wisconsin. Norma loved literature, Shakespeare, the classics and current fiction and nonfiction. Norma was also deeply engaged in the arts - she loved the theatre, museums and opera.

 Norma spent many years teaching English at Euclid Senior High School. Upon her retirement, she and her husband Dick spent several years teaching in Tarsus, Turkey and then on the Navajo Reservation in Sanders, Arizona. Norma and Dick had a rich social circle for the 54 years they lived in Euclid as they were deeply interested in others, and generous and loyal friends.

Norma is survived by her daughter Jane Cowan (Charlie Gore); her daughter Marcia Cowan (Paul Muessig); her grandsons Zak Cowan-Gore and Andrew Cowan-Gore; and her granddaughters Elizabeth Weal, Tessa Weal, and Alexandra Cowan.  In addition to her husband Dick, her sons Richard and Robert predeceased her.

A service for Norma will be held at Eastshore Methodist Church, Euclid, on September 8 at 3:30 p.m.  A reception will follow at the Henn Mansion. 


Terry Robert Ady

Terry Robert Ady, 61, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at UH Geauga Hospital in Chardon, OH. His family was at his side.

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Born May 1, 1957, in Clearfield, PA, Terry lived in Mentor, OH, for more than 45 years before moving to Windsor, OH, in 2010.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Robert H. and Janet M. (Moriarty) Ady.

Terry was a loving father, proud “Pappy,” and devoted brother, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his daughters Nicole (Scott) Byers, Danelle (Daniel) Hilditch, and Kelli (Michael) Mrosko; grandchildren Isabella Dipko, Jason and Derek Byers, and Alyssa and Daniel Hilditch; sister Linda (Rick) Strashensky; nephews Jason (Amy) Steadman, Josh Steadman, and Chris (Jenny) Steadman; and many cousins, extended family, and friends across the country.

Terry was a 1975 graduate of Mentor High School and completed training at Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis, IN. He worked as a plastic injection molding technician and enjoyed fixing cars, riding motorcycles, being outdoors, and cracking jokes. He also loved watching old movies and television shows and spoiling his pets.   

Family and friends may call from 5 - 7 p.m. on Friday, August 10, at Grace Episcopal Church, 36200 Ridge Road, Willoughby, OH, 44094. The funeral service at Grace is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 11.

Sharon A. Fried (Whitlow)

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Sharon A. Fried (Whitlow) passed away on Saturday August 4, 2018.

She leaves her loving memories to her children: James (Donna ) Whitlow, Kathy (Donald ) Owens, Joyce Culmer, Stephanie Whitlow; Grandchildren: DJ (Tabitha) Culmer, Nicole (Bill) Grant, Christopher Owens, James Jr. (Kristen) , Whitlow, Lauren Owens, Samantha Zeleniakas; Great -Grandchildren: DJ Jr., Journey, Lena, Tarynn, Bryce.

 She will be missed by friends, neighbors and especially her cherished dog Coco.

A private family memorial will be held on Friday.

Her smile, pointing finger and favorite hair piece, will be missed by all.

May the body that failed you on earth now walk a million miles in Heaven.

Rest in peace now beautiful, we will miss you dearly.

Gregory R. Basco


April 3, 1953 - August 4, 2018

Beloved partner of Susan Romano (nee Zaborowski); father of Gregory A., Cory M., and Venessa Romano (Dwayne); grandfather of Shaylynn (Bryant), Gwyn, Jeremy, and Lincoln; great-grandfather of Jamir; son of Gregory A. (Millie) and Marie Setser (Gene) (all deceased); brother of Cheryl Hanford (Tom) and Gary (deceased); son in law of Helen Zaborowski; brother in law of Mike (Sylvia), Judy (John), John (Carla),  and Anne (Gerald); uncle and friend of many. Per Greg’s request, no services will be held.

A special thank you to everyone who came to Greg’s Celebration of Life in February. He was really touched by how many people came out to show their love and to support him.  He will be truly missed.  


Donna Jean Camp

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January 29, 1938 - July 26, 2018

Donna Jean Camp (nee Meadows), Majetich born in Dayton Ohio, passed away suddenly on July 26th. A former Chesterland resident, Donna resided in Rome, Ohio. Donna developed her exuberant personality in her early years growing up in the Ohio Soldiers & Sailors Orphan’s Home in Xenia, Ohio; her happy place! Her outgoing ways served her well in her career as a hairdresser. Always loving the spotlight, Donna was the life of the party! Some of the joys in her life were her family, friends, great road trips with Joe and visiting the Casino's!  Always compassionate, she overfed every dog she had! She is survived by her husband Joe Camp, Pastor Robert (Bethany) Majetich, Karen Russell, Mark Majetich and Sandy (Rick) Vanderhoof; grandchildren, Justin and Josiah Majetich, Tessa and Kelsey Russell, Olivia and Austin Vanderhoof. She was proceeded in death by her siblings, Bill, Charles, Ruth, Rose, parents Sally and William Meadows.

Family will receive relatives and friends at Grace Evangelical Church14951 Auburn Road, Newbury, OH 44065 Tuesday August 7th, from 5:00 - 7:00pm with the Memorial Service immediately following.