Roy Hudson Lansing

February 20, 1950 - May 11, 2017

Our beloved Brother Roy Hudson Lansing, 67, fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, May 11th, 2017, surrounded by his family.  His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace, resting assured in the hope of our Lord’s soon return to this earth. Roy was born to the late Hudson and Patricia Lansing.  Having spent his early years out west, during his high school years, Roy’s family eventually settled in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.  There he met his best friend and high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Lansing whom he married on July 31, 1971.  Roy was a faithful member and supporter of the Church of the Blessed Hope (Church of the Abrahamic Faith) in Chesterland, Ohio.  He was an ambassador for Christ holding a passion for mission work at home and abroad.  He spent many years doing frequent mission trips to Jamaica, donating time and funding to the poor and needy while devoting himself in the church community that became his lifelong support.

“Learn to do right; seek justice.  Defend the oppressed.  Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”  Isaiah 1:17

Roy was blessed with a large and loving family. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Lansing (Titman), and his children: Jesse Lansing (Devone), Sarah Lansing, Rebekah Ross (James), Lydia Panchyson (Darryl), Deanna Scott (Lynn) and Eric Boone.  He was a beloved grandfather to eleven grandchildren:  Sadie, Josie, Adelaide, and Jed Lansing; James, Teagan, Ireson (John), and Jair Ross; Phoebe and Eli Panchyson; Ben Scott, and his new grand-dog “Ransom” Lansing.  He is also survived by his brother Dan Lansing (Salmon, Idaho). Roy had a love of colorful, vibrant, fun-festive print shirts. His family refers to them as “Grandpa” shirts.  In his honor, please feel free to wear one of these types of shirts to his celebration of life! 

Plans for Brother Roy are as follows:
Visitation is Friday, May 19th, from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Celebration of Life Service is Saturday, May 20th, at 11am with luncheon following.
The service will be broadcasted live via the church website: cotbh.org.  Click on the bottom right “Live”.


The Visitation and Celebration will be held at: The Church of the Blessed Hope 7450 Wilson Mills Rd (at East Hill Drive) Chesterland, Ohio 44026-1740

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable to: The Church of the Blessed Hope Earmarked:  South Africa PO Box 853 Chesterland, Ohio 44026

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."  II Tim 4:7-8

Eleanor J. Nemeth

October 4, 1925 - May 10, 2017

Eleanor J. Nemeth (nee Poremba) age 91, passed away on May 10, 2017. Dearly Beloved wife of John; Dearest mother of Deborah Gabriel and Barbara Bennett; Loving grandmother of Megan Nemeth, Kyle Gabriel, and Tyler Inman; Dear sister of Ruth Petrie (Robert) and the following deceased: Jack Poremba, James Poremba, Edward Poremba and Robert Poremba; Eleanor was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 4, 1925. She grew up in the area, married, and later moved to Maple Hts. where she spent most of her life. She was a dedicated wife and mother, who was respected in the community. She enjoyed her family, friends and neighbors. A lovely energetic person, she had a full life and will be forever missed by the many lives she touched, especially by the ones who loved her most.

A celebration of life mass will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society 10501 Euclid Ave. Cleve., OH 44106. 

Mary Ann Edsall

Mary Ann Edsall (nee Dyer) Beloved wife of Richard; Dearest mother of Melissa (Brian); Dear sister of George Dyer (deceased) (Mary); Dear aunt of Barbara Ann Dyer, George Dyer (Sue), Susan Boger (Bryian), and Steven Dyer; Great-aunt of Sarah Maher, George, and Matthew. Best friend of Jane Kochman;

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Robert Floyd Nelson Sr.

January 28, 1943 - May 3, 2017

Robert (Bob) F. Nelson, Sr. died May 3, 2017 at Hospice after a three year battle with cancer.  Bob was born January 28, 1943 in Painesville.  Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marie (Shinhearl); daughters Denise Nelson and Shannon Childs; son Rocky (Elaine) Nelson; grandson Nic (Ava) Nelson; granddaughters Mandi Nelson, Alyssa and Brooke Childs; great grandsons Nolin and Niko Nelson; brothers Phil, David (Becky) and Terry Nelson; all of his Shinhearl family; caring friend, Mark Sapola and many nieces and nephews. 

Per Bob’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A private celebration of life will be held later, to honor this kind, generous and loving man.  He will be greatly missed. 

The family suggests contributions in his memory to Hospice of the Western

Donald S. Barry "Froggy"

January 11, 1946 - April 30, 2017

Donald S. Barry “Froggy” age 71 of Chardon. High School sweetheart and beloved husband of 51 years to Linda K. (nee Smith); father of Matthew (Michelle), and Lisa Ratliff; grandfather of Amanda Ratliff (Brandon), Christopher Ratliff (Anna), Zach, Mackenzie, and Madisyn; great-grandfather of Anna Belle, Beau, and Luke; son of John and Shirley (both deceased); brother of John D.(Patsy, deceased) and Jeanne Wynans (David); Don worked for RTA for over 30 years. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Thomas P. Kordic

March 7, 1932 - March 27, 2017

Thomas P. Kordic, age 85, of Lakewood, Ohio passed away March 27, 2017, after a long illness, at Villa St. Joseph-Skilled Nursing Facility in Garfield Heights, Ohio. As Thomas breathed his last breath, he peacefully passed away surrounded by his sister, Mary Ann, and the compassionate caregivers of Villa St. Joseph and Hospice of the Western Reserve. Beloved father of Jay Kordic (Debbie) of Plant City, Florida, Mark Kordic (Paula) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Craig Kordic (Darlene) of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Loving grandfather of eight: Jenna, Austin, Jennifer, Scott, Taylor, Amber, Seth, and Paul. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Julia Kordic, and his brother, David Kordic (Sharon) of Willoughby, Ohio. He is survived by his brother, Richard Kordic (Jaye) of Rome, Ohio, and his sister, Mary Ann Kratovill, of Bedford, Ohio. He was uncle to many nieces and nephews, and dear cousin to many especially, (cousin, Sister Diana Stano). Thomas was a proud veteran of the Korean Conflict. He loved discussing history and politics. He was an avid sports fan, basketball being his particular favorite. He was thrilled when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship last year.

A Prayer Service to remember and celebrate Thomas's life will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 1:00 PM, at Villa St. Joseph in the Assisi Chapel 5200 Marymount Village Drive Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125.

The family suggests donations to either: Village St. Joseph 5200 Marymount Village Drive Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125 or Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St. Clair Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44110-2602.

Brian G Pisarczyk

January 20, 1985 - March 29, 2017

Brian George Pisarczyk left us unexpectedly at his residence in Eastlake on March 29, 2017 at the age of 32.  Brian was born on January 20,1985 to Mary and George Pisarczyk in Painesville, Ohio. A graduate of Full Sail University in 2015 with a degree in Game Development, he enjoyed creating and playing video games with his friends and family, spending time with his puppy and birds, and listening to music. He is survived by his parents, George and Mary, his brother Eddie and sister-in-law Crystal, his pets Lexi, Siren and Tweety, his grandfather Edward, his grandmother Rosemary White, and numerous other relatives.

A memorial service will be held later this summer. All will be welcome to attend.

Flowers and condolences may be sent to: Eddie Pisarczyk, 21731 Morris Ave., Euclid, OH 44123

Robert F. Ewald

May 20, 1028 - March 4, 2017

Robert Ewald passed away on Saturday, March 4th at the age of 88, at Burton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley L. Ewald.  Born May 20, 1928, he was the first of two sons of Frank and Eva Ewald of Newark, Ohio.  After graduating from high school, Robert proudly served his country as a Navy Corpsman at the end of WWII and during the Korean War.  He spent much of his time in the South Pacific in Ponape, Guam, Pearl Harbor and Saipan.  Upon returning to the States, he attended Fairmont State College where he earned his degree in Business Administration and met his wife to be, Shirley.  Robert spent his entire career with the General Electric Company in sales, finance and marketing, retiring after 30 years.  Robert loved singing and was a member of the Singers' Club of Cleveland.  He will always be remembered for helping others during their time of need. Robert is survived by daughters Beth Dillaha, Diana Ewald, Kathy and husband Pat Porter, son Chris Ewald and wife Suzi, grandchildren Ben and wife Meghan, Ryan, Brandon, Dan, Ethan, and great grandchild John. The family would like to thank Burton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, the Geauga County Department on Aging, Meals on Wheels, and especially Grace Hospice for the wonderful services that they provide.  We’d also like to thank neighbor Sandra Prahst for the special care and help provided.  And lastly, thanks to friend John Breen who spent many hours with Robert at Burton Healthcare over the last few months – your kindness and friendship is deeply appreciated by our family.

Mae E. Gillahan

March 2, 1931 - March 29, 2017

Mae E. Gillahan (nee Angus) Dearly Beloved wife of Joseph (deceased); dearest mother of Linda Dea (Lawrence Sr.) and Brenda Siko (Fred); loving grandmother of William J., Craig M. (Nikki), Joseph, Tia, Chadd (Jela), Christina, and Melissa (William); great-grandmother of Alexandria (David), Francesca, Haley, Thomas, Matteo, Craig Jr., Kara, Erin, Eric, Nicola, and Izabel; great-great grandmother of Mason and Liam; dearest sister of Betty, Maryann, Glenna, Dale, Thomas, Dyral, Patricia, and the following deceased: Delight, Edna, Mathew, James, Franklin, Isabelle, and Charles. Dear aunt of many.

Services will be held at a later date.  

Allan J Koprivec

July 17, 1939 - March 27, 2017

Allan J Koprivec, 77, of Eastlake, passed away March 27, 2017 at Hospice of the Western Reserve.  Born July 17, 1939, to Ann and John Koprivec, he lived in Euclid until moving to Lake County in 1964. Allan was an avid fisherman and softball player, playing well into his fifties.  He was a member of the Willowick Jaycees and the Willoughby Eagles clubs.  He was a great neighbor and friend to all he met. Allan is survived by his loving wife Kathie, his children Scott (Donna) Koprivec, Kelly (Elwood) Walters, Tammy Hare, and step-daughters Nicole and Megan Reed.  He leaves behind his grandchildren Joshua(Cary), Nick(Leah), Craig, Karlie, Samantha, Dan, and John, and Rain and Bailey and his great-grandchildren Cameron, Caleb, Gavin, Makenzie, and his beloved cousin Marian Birk.

As per his adamant request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. We ask that you remember his vivacious zest for life, and not his death. 

Phillip G Martin "Cowboy"

August 18, 1954 - March 21, 2017

Please help us in remembering our cowboy, Phillip Gene Martin.  Cowboy passed @ home with his family by his side. He is survived by his life partner, Barbara Wharton, children Goldie (Jason), Nora, Barbara, Kenny, Johnny, and grand children, Dallas, Christine, Tylor, and Samantha. Along with many other friends and loved ones. Cowboy (Phil) came into our lives and took on many roles that many people would shy away from. When he met his spouse, Barbara Wharton, he became her rock. He took care of not only her, but also her family until his sickness took over. Her children became his children. Her grandchildren became his grandchildren. He wasn't just some random person. He became a husband, a father, a grandfather. Phil's purpose in life was to take care of us. And he did just that. Cowboy made sure his grandchildren were always fed, clothed and stable. Phil also made sure his step-children and grandchildren always had a Christmas, birthday. Anyone who knew Phillip personally knew how passionate he was about his family, his animals, cooking for everyone and anyone, fishing and junking. Every day he'd bring home some crazy things he'd found that day. While he enjoyed all of those things, Cowboy also suffered through many health issues over the years. But he never worried about that or himself. Cowboy's main priority was to take care of his family. Now it's our turn to take care of him. We are asking if anyone could donate to help pay for a memorial service and death expenses. Every dollar counts and every dollar matters. He deserves the best. All of the money raised will be handled by Cowboy's daughter, Goldie Burrows. We will never forget his stubbornness, his feistiness and most importantly we will never forget the love he had for each and every one us. 

We love you, Cowboy. This isn't a "goodbye." It's "See ya later.                                                                                                                                                                       

A memorial will be held Sunday April 2, 2017 at 4pm at Willo Lake Church 32959 Lakeshore Blvd, Willoughby, Ohio 44095. Join us in celebrating his life with food and cowboy laughs after memorial service.

John Lowden

November 13, 1954 - February 25, 2017

John Lowden “Ponch” age 62 of Mentor. Beloved father of Jennifer Land (Mike); Dearest grandfather of Abigail, Courtney, and Rylee. Life long friend of Ida Strozyk; John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Betty (nee Garland) and his sister Carol. He was an avid bowler and Star Trek fan and he loved spending time with his friends at Jeannes. John was retired from Walmart Service Department and was also a mechanic at Dales Citgo.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday March 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., at Jeannes 36091 Vine St. Eastlake, OH

Paula A. Franks

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October 21, 1945 - February 22, 2017

Paula A. “Wally” Franks, 71, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She was born October 21, 1945 in Pennsylvania to the late Paul and Anna (nee Sposob) Gazdo. Cherished mother to Michael (Dee), Jamie (Brian) Hicks; cherished grandmother to Michelle (Micah) Payne, Kimberly, and Laura; Shawn, Robert, and Ariel; John Michael, Sarah, Samantha, and Paula. And beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Franks; son, Johnny; brother, Paul “Pope” Gazdo.

Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 4pm at Buckeye Christian Assembly, 3159 Columbia Road, Medina, Ohio 44256. Pastor Tim Fritz will officiate. Food and fellowship will immediately follow the service.

Phyllis J. Eiermann

April 9, 1937 - February 15, 2017

Phyllis J. Eiermann (nee Pickett), age 79 of Mentor, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017. She was born April 9, 1937 in Cleveland. She is survived by her children, Maureen Jasulevich (Walter), James (Dona), Denise Yanosko (Kevin), Mary Ellen St. Clair (Bryan); grandchildren, Jason, Julianne, Lindsay, Michelle, Lauren, Benjamin, Matthew, Andrew, David; great grandchildren, Leo, Olive. She was preceded in death by her husband, John.

Private services will be held.

Anthony M. DeLillo

May 22, 1959 - February 6, 2017

Anthony Michael DeLillo age 57 of mentor. Dearest son of JoAnne and Anthony DeLillo (both deceased); Dear brother of Michael DeLillo (Grace), and Kimberly Austen (Adam); Best friend of Kathleen Hill; Dear uncle of Mick DeLillo (Sara), KC Austen, Angelena DeLillo, and Gracie DeLillo; Great-uncle of Roman DeLillo; Anthony loved cooking, camping, traveling, and nature.

Family will receive friends on Saturday February 18 at McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home 6330 Center St. Mentor OH from 2-4 p.m.

Robert James Will

December 22, 1942 - February 1, 2017

Robert James Will, age 74, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born in Euclid on December 22, 1942. Robert was a long time resident of Madison, OH where he lived for 72 years. He was a 1960 graduate of Madison High School. He worked as a technician at Stevens Auto Glaze before he retired in 2004. Robert was also co-pastor at Word of Life Ministries. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia; his daughter, Diane Simcic; his stepchildren Kelli Holcknecht (Jim), Tammy Mason, and Victor Takah; his brother, Herbert Will (Cindy); grandchildren, Jessica Henderson (Andrew), Kyle Miller, Ricky Simcic, Jimmy, Amber, and Alicia Holcknecht, Lea and Billie Mason, Jared Takah, and Misty Parker; nephews, Stephen and Daniel Will. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert B. Will; parents, Theresa and Herbert Will.

A celebration of life will be held at Gateway Church 2300 Austinburg Rd. Ashtabula, OH 44004 on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robert’s memory to Cross Roads Hospice 9775 Rockside Road Valley View, OH 44125.

Gary H. Platt

January 24, 1955 - January 23, 2017

Gary H. Platt Beloved son of Helen and Earl (deceased) Platt; father of Amy, Gary, and Jacob; husband of Phyl Russell; Step-father of Renee and Cheryl; grandfather of Anthony, Heather, and Amanda; Great-grandfather of Jayden, Maya, and Bryson; brother of Deborah K. Mitchell, and Lorna J. Short. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Mentor.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to his children to help with his final arrangements

Terry Tresger

July 21, 1964 - January 23, 2017

Terry Tresger age 52 of Middlefield, passed away on January 23, 2017. Beloved mother of Jordon and Alexis; Dearest daughter of George and Elinor (nee Englehard) Johnson (both deceased); Dear sister of Karen Lowe (deceased) (Stewart), and Michael Ingalls; Dear aunt of Michael and Jessica Lowe; Significant other of Robert Lamont; former wife of Neal Tresger. 

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday January 28, 2017 from 3-6 p.m. at McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home 6330 Center Street Mentor, OH 44060.

Mary C Huelsman "Molly"

August 9, 1945 - January 16, 2017

Mary C. Huelsman “Molly” (nee Eykyn)Dearest mother of Debby Healey (Chris); Loving grandmother of TJ Huelsman, Cody Huelsman, and Billy Grayson; Dear sister of John Eykyn (Sally), and Karl Eykyn (Marguerite).

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Word Of Grace Church 9021 Mayfield Rd. Chesterland, OH 44026.

Raymond L. Smith

November 8, 1938 - January 17, 2017

Raymond L. Smith. Beloved husband of the late Carol Jean (nee Parsons); Dearest father of Bill (Becky), Stacy, Tracy, Gregory (Beth), and Adam (deceased); Dear grandfather of Matt, Megan, April, Gregory Jr., Amanda, Ashley, Tyler, Courtney, Adam Jr., and Billy; Great-grandfather of 7; Ray worked for Ohio Rubber for 30 years and was the owner of TJ’s Lakeview Restaurant in Willowick. He was also a member of Willow Praise Church in Willowick.                                                            

Private services will be held.