Timothy F. Hewitt

Timothy F. Hewitt, 53, passed away having diabetes and heart problems.

Survived by his Mother, Sarah Sturgill and step-father, Jonathan Sturgill; sister, Mary Gross and brother, Andrew Hewitt; 3 nieces, 2 nephews, 1 great-niece and 1 great-nephew.

He worked at several factories as a truck driver and an electronics technician.  He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Pauline G. Rask (nee Mauser)

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Pauline G Rask (nee Mauser) wife to William Rask (deceased), beloved mother to Ann-Marie Bors and Dennis Bors (Marlene). Beloved grandmother to Christine Foster (Dave), Kimberly Leamer (Gary), Marc Foster (Elizabeth), Rob Foster (Kristi), Michael Bors, Stephen Bors (Teresa). Great Grandmother to Melanie Foster, Abigail Leamer, Leeland Leamer, Ava Foster, Max Foster, Serena Bors and Amy Bors. Daughter of Joseph (deceased) and Anna Mauser (deceased). Sister to eight siblings (deceased) Surviving Sister in law Pauline Mausser.

Arrangements being made by Blessing Cremation Center. She will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.


Cheryl Cerise Gray

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Cheryl Cerise Gray left us in peace at her home in Fairport Harbor, Ohio on October 6th at the young age of 64.

Cheryl is predeceased  by mother, Patricia (Dillow) Kramer. father, Ronald Kramer, mother-in-law Madeline (Christ) Lane, brother-in-law, Danny O’Brien, and all whom which Cheryl loved in cared for during their final days. Also preceded in death by nephew, Joshua O’Brien, father-in-law Dale Lane, brother-in law Mark Gray.

Cheryl is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Scott Gray,  three sons, Chad Mikesell (Jesika), Troy Mikesell (Jeanette), and Ryan (Jen) McCoy, daughter-in-laws Amy and Stephanie.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Hailey, Taylor, Caleb, Cerise, Ella, Zoe, Zemma, and Murdock. Siblings Rhonda O’Brien, Linda (Rod) Jones, Scott (Sandi) Kramer, Jeff Kramer and many loved nieces and nephews and dearest friends Linda Harrelson and Cher Carr.

Cheryl was a gleaming light in everybody’s lives that she touched. A million beautiful words come to mind when she is thought of, the most prominent being her selflessness. Cheryl gave everything and more to not only the ones that she loved, but the ones they loved as well. She will forever be remembered by her altruistic trait. Her intoxicating laugh will be missed the most for how effortlessly it could light up an entire room (and in her loved one’s case -- an entire life). Cheryl’s level of devotion to her family will be an exemplar for generations to come.

Special thank you to Dr. Lele, all the staff in the ICU and CCU at Tripoint Medical Center, and the specialists that helped her through this ordeal.  They couldn’t have been more caring.

Barbara Della Pochodzay

Barbara Della Pochodzay of Mentor, Ohio, died peacefully at home with her family on Monday, October 7, 2019.

She was born July 11, 1938 to Earl and Buelah Barnett in Pennlee, Lee County, Virginia.  On July 28, 1954 she married Darwin Lee Pochodzay.

Barbara is survived by Darwin, her husband of 65 years; daughters, Linda (Randy) Edwards, Sandra (John) Rein; sons, Dale (Genny), Dennis (fiance, Shallyn Leland), and Timothy (Tammy); 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters, Patsy (Mike) Stone of Mentor and Connie Morangello of Virginia.  Several nieces and nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Danny and Richard Barnett; a son, John Michael Pochodzay; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey Pochodzay, Rachel Rein, and Steven Chapman.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:00pm at Central Assembly, 6958 Hopkins Rd, Mentor with her Pastor, Reverend Charles Pahlman officiating.

A private Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Central Assembly or Hospice of the Western Reserve, PO Box 72101, Cleveland, Ohio 44192.

 

Robert “Bob” Yaeger

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Robert “Bob” Yaeger, December 27, 1948 - 2019, passed away in the early morning on Wednesday, October 2nd. Bob, a Vietnam veteran who served in the Army, is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maria, and five sons, Michael (wife Shanda Chandler), John (wife Candace Leonardi), Tim, Giovanni (deceased), and Dominick. Bob was loved by his brothers Michael (wife Jean) and Phil (wife Lori), nieces, nephews, and his grandchildren, Blake, Maria, Cecelia, and Lena.

Bob, a devoted husband and father, will be remembered by friends and family as someone who enjoyed laughing and telling jokes. He was passionate about classic cars and building his 57 Chevy, as well as his numerous collections that included trains, stamps, and butterflies.

Private services will be held for immediate family members.


Kathleen Ruth (Collins) Meyer

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Kathleen Ruth [Collins] Meyer, known as Casey by family and friends, died at home on September 20, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Thomas R Meyer and loving mother of Tammy A Strasser [Kenneth], Michael J Meyer, and Kenneth J Meyer [Brittany]. Cherished grandmother of 6: Dominic Strasser, Macayla Strasser, Sine Strasser, Thomas Meyer, Brooklynn Meyer, and Christina Meyer. Casey was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Mary Helen Collins. She was the oldest of 7 children. Her sisters are Patricia Pattison [Peter], Theresa Pace [Steven], Eileen Lee [David], and Peggy Gertz [John]. Her brothers are Edward and Dennis Collins [Karen]. She also leaves many other family, friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins who will no doubt miss her. Casey was also known for her ability as a knitter and for her generosity as she often had something for many.

            Private arrangements will be at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110-2602.

Janice Mary (Anderson) LaVone

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Janice Mary (Anderson) LaVone, age 82, formally of Eagan, Minnesota, is with her Heavenly Father, having passed away peacefully, and with dignity, in her daughter’s home in Concord Township, OH on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Janice was born in Minneapolis, MN to Vera and Arnold Anderson on October 18, 1936. Janice was an honest, genuine, independent, supportive, and loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She spent 29 years working at the University of Minnesota, finishing her time there in Student Support Services. Following her retirement, you could find Jan biking, canoeing, traveling, dancing, in water exercise class, reading a good book, or with her friends at Minnesota casinos. One could not ask for a more loyal friend. Being a friend with Jan meant you were held in high regard, and you had her utmost respect.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Kay Olson, Julie Brizes (Matt); seven grandchildren, Nick, Eric, McKenzie Brizes, and, Dalton, Ryan, Nathaniel, and Nicholas Olson; two sisters, Joyce Mundahl, Linda White (Don), two brothers, Richard Anderson, and, Tom (Londa) Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Vera and Arnold Anderson, and husband, Kenneth LaVone.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a celebration of Jan’s life at Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 Lexington Ave. S., Mendota Heights, MN 55120 on Saturday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. We will meet at the cemetery office prior to the service.

Lynn Heavrin

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May 21, 1941 - September 4, 2019

In Honor of Lynn Heavrin, who passed peacefully while battling cancer. Bringing love, hope, and joy to others was her life's devotion. She was a woman of grace and resiliency, deeply loved by many. 

Lynn was a medical technologist for 45 years, Supervisor of Hematology and Asst Director of Pediatric Labs at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Lynn dedicated her life to helping others, being an active member and fundraising for Ronald McDonald House and the Angel Wings Foundation. Ending her career with 11 years at the Ursuline Sisters' Motherhouse and retiring in 2013.

Her hobbies included restoring antique cars at the Crawford Auto Museum, wood carving, and working in her own custom framing studio "Studio Karen." Well traveled throughout Europe, she was an enigmatic story-teller.

Throughout her life's tribulations she maintained the type of grace that only strength and good character cultivates. Never bitter and always generous, she brought joy and comfort to many acquaintances, patients, friends, and loved ones. Her legacy lives on in the children she saved, the people she helped, the friends she took in, and the people she loved. There is no shortage of gratitude, depth of love, and pain of loss for her life, so beautifully lived. She will be dearly missed by those who knew her best.

Instead of flowers, please help me honor the legacy of Lynn Heavrin and support Cleveland Clinic, one of the many charities she donated to. https://give.ccf.org/fundraiser/2319933

 

 

Mildred E. Miller

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Mildred E. Miller, age 83, of Mentor, Ohio, passed away September 28, 2019 at David Simpson Hospice House of pancreatic cancer. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, caregiver, friend and matriarch of her family.

She was born in her grandparents’ home on Mentor Avenue in Mentor during a record-setting cold day on January 20, 1936. She grew up in Mentor, raised her family in Perry and remained there for 56 years before returning to her hometown. She felt blessed to spend her last three years, as she put it, “just a hop, skip and a jump” from her childhood home and neighborhood.

Mildred had a rewarding career operating a daycare business up until her retirement in 2004. She adored children and delighted in loving and nurturing each child entrusted to her care. She derived such pleasure watching her daycare children grow into adults and she took great pride in their accomplishments, just as she did for her own children. Many years earlier, after her youngest child began school, she went to work in the Perry Schools lunch program as a cashier, followed by working at Fairport Harbor Schools as a Special Education teachers’ aide. After that she fulfilled an important role providing compassionate care as a home health aide. While she was passionate about her work, her most gratifying role was being a mother.

She cared deeply and was always willing to put others’ needs before her own. She was extremely creative, enjoyed reading and scrapbooking, and was an artistic floral designer. She loved nature and animals, inherited an emerald green thumb and was content with a little dirt under her nails from working in her flower gardens and with her magnificent houseplants. She was happiest decorating her home for holidays and entertaining family and friends. She was a gifted cook who could turn anything in the pantry or from the garden into a delicious meal. She collected antiques and believed that her greatest collection was old friends. She enjoyed time spent with ladies of the Red Hat Society and the Wildwood Garden Club.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth (Bruce) Bowman of Killingworth, CT, Judith (John) Church of Perry, OH and Susan Miller-Finocchioli of Concord, OH; son, Jonathan (Tracy) of Madison, OH; grandchildren, Meredith (Jonathan) Clark, Erin Bowman, Tina (Mike) Hamadneh, Molly Church, Jonathan and Joseph Finocchioli, and Ashley, Elizabeth and Erin Adkins; great grandchildren Yasmin and Laila Hamadneh and Lauren Drake; brother, Herb Lybarger; sister-in-law, Gaye Shields; cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin C. Miller, her grandson, Benjamin Finocchioli, and her parents, Lucy Delamater and G. Joseph Lybarger.

In her memory, the family suggests contributions to Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Novelty, OH  44072 or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110-2602.

Private family services will be held. Interment will be at the Perry Cemetery, Perry, Ohio.

Jeffrey Alan Dolsen

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Jeffrey Alan Dolsen 46 formally of Euclid Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Sept 24, 2019.

Jeff was born to the late Margaret Dolsen and late Thomas Dolsen in Bedford Ohio on December 18, 1972. Jeff was a creative person. Writing and composing music was his passion as well as enjoying the outdoors kayaking throughout Ohio’s many waterways with his beloved friend Heather Rowe.

Jeff is survived by his wife Mary Dolsen (Urso), his sons Gabriel and Nathan Dolsen and daughter Mallory (Sidoti). Jeff is also survived by his siblings Kathy (Bob) Drotleff, Mike (Judy) Dolsen, Patty (Tom) Parr. Jeff was loved by many nieces and nephews as well. Jeff will be dearly missed by all of those who knew him and were lucky enough to be touched by his heart and talent.

Private Memorial will be with Family October 13th.

Dale Richard Mathewson

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May 14, 1965 - September 25, 2019

Dale was born on May 14, 1965 to the late James and Barbara Mathewson. He passed away on September 25, 2019 at 54 after a long and courageous battle with debilitating illnesses. Beloved spouse of Debbie Carney, and loving stepfather to Stephanie (Ryan) Wilson and Mathew Carney; cherished step grandfather (Papa) to Fae and Liam Wilson. He is preceded in death by older brothers, James “Jimmy” and David Mathewson. Dale grew up in Mentor-on-the-Lake and served as a former Commander of the Sons of Am Vets, Post 109. He enjoyed woodworking, studying military history, and collecting old military weaponry. He attended Kent State University and graduated from Lakeland Community College as a CAD/Solid Works Drafter. Though Dale was rendered homebound for years due to illness, he was extraordinary in his faith, had an incredible strength of character and never complained about his adversities. Always positive and happy, he had a great sense of humor and an exceptional talent for impersonations. He was a kind and gentle soul who always thought of others before himself. Through it all, this amazing man remained the rock of his family.

A memorial for Dale will be held on Saturday, October 5th at 12:00 pm at the Am Vets Post 109, 7947 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio. 

 

Gloria J. (Smith) Kozlosky

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Gloria, age 86, of Mentor, passed away peacefully September 23, 2019 with her loving family by her side. 

She was born June 4, 1933 in Smokerun, PA.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She worked in the Cleveland Public School system as a library aide.  She was a member of the St. Bede's The Venerable Catholic Church prayer group.  One of her favorite pastimes was sewing.  Her most favorite thing to do was having family gatherings on Sundays. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Walter; sons Carl, Tom (Barb), (Walter) Ken (Karen); 4 grandchildren Jim (Diana), Bob, Kenny, Lisa; and 2 great-grandchildren Natalie and Cameron.  She is also survived by 1 brother, John (Lucy) Smith and 1 sister, Veronica Smith. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary (Yagrik) Smith. 

There will be no services or viewing.  She will be buried in Mentor Municipal Cemetery. 

Edith K. Grubb

June 20, 1944 - July 30, 2019

GRUBB, EDITH K. (nee Lerch), aged 75 years, beloved mother of Walter Gene (wife Terri) and John David, loving grandmother of Alan and Nicholas, cherished sister of Dan Lerch (wife Betsy) and the late Katherine I. Lerch, and fond aunt of Robin and Doug Lerch. Passed away on July 30, 2019 at Hospice of the Western Reserve.

A celebration of "Dolly"s life was held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Elks Lodge #18 in Willoughby, OH, where family and friends gathered to not only share her favorite "picnic" food, but also many memories, stories, and laughter, and to reminisce over the many photographs documenting her life as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Joze "Joe" Bradac

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Joze "Joe" Bradac, age 83, passed away peacefully in his home with his family on September 14, 2019, following an illness.

Beloved husband of Ann E. for 60+ years; beloved father of Detlef and Jurgen, and daughter-in-law, Sheila.  Brother of Franz and Marta, and a brother-in-law, Karl.  Special friendships of the Reinecker family and his neighbors Jerry and (spouse).  He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Shannon; a brother, Felix and a sister-in-law, Lani.

Joe was born in Yugoslavia, and moved to Germany in his early 20's.  There he met Anna whom he married, had a child and immigrated to the Unites States in 1960 settling in Cleveland, Ohio.  He worked in a machine shop and in the 70's he became a carpenter and started his business, Baka's Construction Co., Inc. where he built homes including his own and a son's home.

Joe was active in the Ski Clubs, Hi Rise and Edelweiss where he won many trophies and awards for his skiing ability.  He was also on the race committee for the Cleveland Metro Ski Council.

Joe loved gardening and spending time and helping his 2 sons.  Blessing Cremation Center will be handling the arrangements and per persponal request, there will be no public service.  Those who wish to remember Joe may give to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, PO Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192 or the Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, 4860 Broadview Road, Cleveland, OH 44109.

Clinda (Rose) Heth-Julian

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Clinda (Rose) Heth-Julian, born September 2, 1946 passed away September 6, 2019 at home with her daughters, Cheryl Heth, Kelly Richards, sons, Steve and Mike Simmons, and sister, Pearl Kress, by her side.  She has been a resident of Willoughby, Ohio, since December of 1968.

            She is survived by her four children, Steven D. Simmons, of Willoughby, Kelly Ann Richards (Mike), of Willoughby, Michael James Simmons, of Concord, and Cheryl Lynn Heth, of Willoughby; and three grandchildren, Heath Bambic (Natalie) of Chesterland, Tia Simmons, of Eastlake, Drake Heth, of Columbus, Ohio; one great-grandson, Jacob Bambic; sister, Pearl Kress, of Doylestown; and brother, Robert John Koellisch, of Idaho.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Clinton N. Sisson; her mother, Della Rose Koellisch; stepmother, Mildred Sisson; stepfathers, Arden L. Kress and Robert J. Koellisch; husbands, Heirl Julian, Larry Heth, and Jimmy Simmons.

            She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1500.  Her pastimes were watching the Golden Girls and the Game Show Network and cooking shows.  She has some very close friends and neighbors that were like family to her.  She also adored Jennifer Feskanin coming over and visiting along with Jaelynn talking and being a nurse to her.  She will be missed by many.

            The family would like to thank the nurses, Leeann, Amy, Sarah, Andrea, aide Rick, social worker, Deb, chaplain, Mary, and volunteer, Val, from Grace Hospice of Mentor, for all the help and support through her last days.  Her good friend, Joy Cross, sat by her side when her family was working.

            We will be having a Celebration of Life at 670 Tioga Trail, Willoughby, OH 44094 October 5, 2019 at 2 p.m.

            We ask for all to come to pay respects and celebrate her life as she is now at home.

Tracy Lynn Sloan Covetta

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Tracy Lynn Sloan Covetta, passed away on Tuesday, September 10th, one day shy of her 57th birthday, comfortably surrounded by her family.  Born in Richmond, IN, Tracy lived in various parts of Ohio for fifty plus years.  Over her life, Tracy was many things to many people; a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend, a hair dresser, a school aid, a real estate agent, a phlebotomist, a tax accountant, this list could go on…  but to all she was a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, and a reason to smile.

 

To her husband she leaves over a decade’s worth of travel and home renovations, tears and laughter, and her whole heart.  To her children she leaves her humor and wit, her obsession for orderly things, and her ability to make, Can I speak to your manager, a warrior cry.  To everyone else, she leaves her love and memories – she will be with you always.

 

Tracy is survived by her husband, Don, her sister, Kristy, her brothers, Dennis and Randy, her children, Jessica and Chelsea, her step-children, Lindsey, Lauren, Liliana, and Lydia, her step-father, Robert, her aunt, Linda, her cousins, Rhonda and Rick, and her many nieces and nephews.  Her mother, Janet, and her father, Richard, precede her in death.

 

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 12pm to 3pm at Red, Wine, and Brew – 9620 Old Johnnycake Ridge Rd, Mentor, OH 44060.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Tracy’s memory to the Hospice of Western Reserve -- https://www.classy.org/give/209048/#!/donation/checkout.

Michelle Lee Rouer

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Michelle Lee Rouer, 38, of Painesville, passed away September 10, 2019 at Tripoint Medical Center.

She was born February 3, 1981 in Willoughby, Ohio the daughter of Keith Rouer, Deborah Perrigan, and stepdad, Floyd New.

Michelle was a supermom, wonderful sister, and a hard worker.   She was an avid coffee drinker, and loved traveling and fishing.

She is survived by her children: Deondre Rouer, Jasmine Braxton, Marshon Williams, and Isaiah Walls; mother, Deborah Perrigan; father, Keith Rouer; stepdad, Floyd New; sisters: Melissa Rouer and Janet New; brother: Jonathan New; uncle: Scott New; aunts: Linda Rouer and Connie Rouer.  She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and her pet Milo.

Michelle was preceded in death by her aunt: Vicky Cadiuex; uncles: Mike Smith and Steve New.

Rylan Patrick Colnon

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Rylan Patrick Colnon, age 27, of Mayfield Hts., passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at Ahuja Medical Center.

Rylan was born April 3, 1992 in Kirkland, Washington.

He leaves behind his two young children Seth and Riley, and father Dan Colnon, mother Irene Amicone, and older sister, Alison Mahan.

Rylan was able to give the “gift of life” by donating his organs through Lifebanc.

Lorraine Bell

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Lorraine Bell, age 91 of Cleveland, Ohio passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019.

She is survived by her three children, Darwina Bell-Esses (Allen), of Cleveland Heights, Orville "Dick" Bell (Karen) of Shaker Heights, and Z. Tanora Burnett of Cleveland.  She is also survived by five grandchildren, Harry E. Cooke, Lisa Robinson, Veronica Robinson, Kayla S. Bell and Darwin O. Bell; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Lorraine loved her husband, Orville, who predeceased her in 1982 and her children more than anything else in life.

A private service will be held.

Kim I. Cochran

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Kim I Cochran

June 10 1957- August 24 2019

Kim I. Cochran got her wings on August 24, 2019 at 4:44pm when she passed away at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Patrick F. McKenney and Nancy l. McKenney.

 Kim loved to cook and make people happy.  She always brought a smile to everyone's eyes that she came in contact with. She loved sunsets, nature, and her family.

 Survivors include her husband, Mickey Cochran who she had been married to for 33  beautiful years; children, Penny (Dave) Grossman of Newbury, Ohio, Kelly (John) Mabe of Hamden, Ohio, Jake Cochran of Newbury, Ohio, Monique Urban of Middlefield, Ohio, Nakia (Robert) Crampton of Newbury, Ohio, and Savannah Cochran of Newbury, Ohio; and her 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

 Following cremation will be a Celebration of Life held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 14290 View Drive, Newbury, Ohio 44065.