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, http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org, a foundation that helps abused women and children or Animal Protective League 1729 Willey Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113, https://clevelandapl.org/

Julius Franklyn Orosz

November 8, 1944 - August 8, 2017

Julius Franklyn Orosz born on November 8, 1944 in Painesville Ohio. Past away peacefully at David Simpson Hospice house in Cleveland on August 8, 2017.
He attended Painesville Harvey High School and Mentor High School. He joined the Army in 1962 and served 5 years. Survived by children Douglas Orosz (Gina), Jeffrey Orosz (Josie), Melanie Orosz (David Trivette), Randy Orosz (Laura), Tracy Orosz (Stacy), Jessica Orosz (Keith Dunbar), brothers, Mike Petrowski (Corie), Paul Petrowski (Judy) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by father Julius T. Orosz, mother Emma Jane Petrowski, brothers James and Eugene Petrowski.

Burial at Riverside Cemetery at 10 am 385 Riverside dr., Painesville Ohio and a Celebration of life will follow at Paine Falls 5570 Paine rd. Leroy Township, Ohio 


Kimberly Easter


August 29, 1967 - August 14, 2017

Kimberly Claire Easter, age 49 passed away at her residence on August 14, 2017. She was born on August 29, 1967 in Painesville to Beverly Yvonne Hill and Robert Easter Sr. (both deceased). Kim was a 1985 graduate of Mentor High School. She is survived by her brother Robert Easter Jr. (Wendy) of Willoughby, her sister Anita Maltry of Colorado, her friend Joe Liptak, and her beloved parrot Pablo. Preceding her in death was her half-brother Danny Hill.

Funeral Services were private.    

Ernest A Dennis Jr.

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August 24, 1928 - August 17, 2017

Ernest A. Dennis Jr. age 88 of Lake County. Beloved husband of Roberta (nee Hart); father of Linda Pazemis (Val); grandfather of Christopher and Val Jr.; son of Ernest Sr. and Katherine Dennis (deceased); brother of Arthur (Elaine), and Robert (all deceased); Ernest was a proud US Army Veteran, a member of the Willoughby Hills United Methodist Church.  He worked at Hillside dairy for many years and enjoyed spending time with his family.

A service will be held on Monday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in the Mausoleum Chapel 11521 Chillicothe Rd. Chesterland, OH 44026.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice 38879 Mentor Ave. Suite A Willoughby, OH 44094.

Gregory J. Blatnik

July 12, 1972 - July 23, 2017

Gregory Blatnik age 45. Beloved brother of Carlette Hengst (Patrick), Barbara Dougherty (Ed), Ray Adams (Kathleen), Pat Adams (Andrea), Michael Adams (Gail), Tim Adams (Julie), Marty Adams (Barb), Nick Adams (Peggie), Katherine Zalar (William), and Mary Ellen Layman (Joe); uncle of Jennifer Hengst; nephew of Kathy and Gary Kattler;  dear friend of Tami Masten, his long time employer; uncle, cousin, and friend of many, who will miss him dearly.  He was preceded in death by his parents Carol and Austin Adams, and Ray Blatnik.  Gregory was a 1990 graduate of Wickliffe High School.  He worked for over two decades at El Charrito and Mario's Tap House in Wickliffe. He will be fondly remembered by his managers and co-workers for his dedicated hard work and sense of humor. His family will lovingly remember Gregory for his talents in the kitchen and his joy in playing board games. He loved animals, reading, and watching movies. Private services will be held. 

Robert A. Kato Sr.


April 26, 1931 - July 15, 2017

Robert A. Kato Sr. age 86, passed away on July 15. Farewell to you my family and friends. If you are reading this, I met my end…Please do not weep or be sad…because as you all know Seneca Casino will be so glad. Do not think of me as dead…think of the fun times like Cooler Head. The crazy times that we remember…of past days, and fun times in the summer. Recall those memories in your mind, those are truly the ties that bind. I will not have a wake to view me…remember me as you knew me. There will be a memorial mass on Saturday, August 5 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua 521 Plum St. Fairport Harbor, OH. Friends will be welcomed beginning at 10:00 a.m. My notable accomplishments…beside what you remember me for…are serving in the Korean War, a Western Reserve Yacht Club Executive Board member, and the craziest Fleet Captain ever. I was also a member of Jefferson Eagles, The Hungarian Culture Club, and the V.F.W Post 7754. Born April 26, 1931. Son of Helen and Andrew Kato (both deceased) I leave behind my beautiful wife Barb of 54 years (what a saint), my children Robert Jr. (Colleen), Michael (Janet), George, Denise O’Donnell (Jack), Kim Graham, Kathy (Dave Hill), Step children William Peadon (Linda), Michael Abbott and my beloved grandchildren Kyle and Connor O’Donnell, Joe and Elizabeth Graham, Kristi (Bert Karlovec), Tricia (Chris Young), Jacque Kato, Allison Lenze (Traver), and several great-grandchildren. Not to mention my two favorite 4 legged children, Roxy and Luci. As you know I would like to say make a donation to me but it wouldn’t do me any good so any donations should go to Hospice of the Western Reserve or St. Anthony of Padua in Fairport Harbor. I must now bid adieu and happy trails to you…until we meet again. 

Michael D. Altizer


October 8, 1978 - July 16, 2017

Michael D. Altizer  age 38 of Painesville passed away on July 16, 2017. Beloved son of Laura Sekston (Ron) and Thomas Altizer (deceased), father of Thomas, Avery and Kara, brother of Greg (Geneva), Ronnie Sekston, Cody Sekston, Ashley Sekston (Tim), Lisa Potter (Albright), and Jennifer Petti (Steve), grandson of Carol Sim, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend of many. 

A small memorial service will be held on Friday, July 21 at CRYC 35943 Lakeshore Blvd. Eastlake, OH 44095 from 4-8 p.m..

Flora Zelda Rains

June 27, 1928 - July 6, 2017

Flora Zelda Rains went home to be with her Lord on July 6th, 2017, at Precious Care Assisted Living in Concord, OH. She was born in Biltmore, NC to the late William J & Sallie (McAbee) Wright on June 27, 1928. She was a resident of Cleveland Ohio for the last 54 years. Flora was a woman of deep faith, who loved her Lord Jesus, and loved her family. She was an RN for 30 years, and even after retirement, never stopped looking after those around her. She was a wonderful loving, caring, giving person who enjoyed serving people, playing the piano for church, and had the gift of hospitality which she used well and often. She was an avid reader, loved to sew, play Uno with her grandchildren, and show her love for others by feeding them.  She will be remembered not only for her kind and loving spirit but also for her homemade chicken soup, cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies, fudge, and chocolate-covered cherries. Her greatest joys were her family and friends, and her deepest desire was for them to all come to know and love her Jesus, also. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ova C. Rains, and her sister Virginia (Ginger) Wright. She is survived by her daughters Nancy Haney, Melissa (David) Johnson , her son-in-law Nick Theodosion, and grandchildren Callie Theodosion, Sophia (Riza) Agushi, and Daniel Theodosion. 

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 15th, at 10:30 at Bible Community Church, 8600 Lakeshore Blvd, Mentor, Oh, with calling hours at 9:30 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Flora's memory to Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle Dr, Chicago, Il 60610. Also suggested is Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110.

Charles J. Stoddard

July 15, 1920 - June 27, 2017

Joe Stoddard, age 96 of Maple Hts., passed away peacefully on June 27 with his 3 loving daughters Joanne Cash, Ellen Lampert (Mark), and Linda Green by his side. They will miss him dearly. Loving grandfather of 5, great-grandfather of 6, dearest brother of Allan, Irene Rice, and Jack (all deceased), dear brother-in-law of Frank Rice, dear uncle of many. Joe was born on July 15, 1920 in Stoney Creek, Ontario. He was a proud Canadian Veteran who served during WWII and a long time member of the PGA. He loved to travel and lived his life to the fullest.

 A private family service will be held in Stoney Creek, Ontario at a later time.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to The First Tee of Cleveland, 3841 Washington Park Blvd., Newburgh Hts., OH 44105 (a youth program that teaches life skills, core values, and healthy living through the game of golf) 

Tracy C. Allen

September 25, 1970 - June 21, 2017

Tracy C. Allen passed away on June 21, 2017 at Hillcrest Hospital. She was a 1987 graduate of North High, employed at the Cleveland Clinic for 20 years. Beloved daughter of Elaine and Thomas (deceased); mother of Tori, Summer, and Dylan; grandmother of Aria "Monkey"; sister of Todd.

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

in lieu of flowers donations can be made to her family to help with her final expenses

Maria Rosario Mivsek

July 3, 1961 - June 19, 2017

Maria Rosario Mivsek (nee Mancilla) of Mentor, went to be with the Lord on June 19, 2017.  Dearly beloved wife of Tony; Dearest sister of Socorro Mancilla and Luis Carlos; Dearest aunt and friend of many. Maria was a true angel of God. She will remain in the hearts of all of those who knew her.

Contributions can be made in her name to any animal shelter.

Ivan Kozlevcar

March 30, 2942 - May 25, 2017

Ivan L. Kozlevcar “Mike” passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, at Carington Park Nursing Home in Ashtabula. He was born on March 30, 1942 to the late Joseph and Mary (nee Prelas) Kozlevcar. Ivan served in the Marines from 1960 - 1964 and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Following his military service, he worked as an offset pressman, chef, and bartender. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was very proud of his Slovenian heritage. Ivan is survived by his daughter, Karen Bruno (Jason) of Rock Creek, son Thomas Kozlevcar of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Occhionero; brother, Joseph of South Euclid; and many nieces and nephews; He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary; sister, Sandra Meeker.

A memorial service will be held, with Military Honors, at Western Reserve Cemetery on Monday June 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Mausoleum. Ivan’s family would like to thank the kind and compassionate staff (more like family) at Carington Park Nursing Home and Bella Care Hospice for their wonderful care and friendship throughout the past few years.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made, in Ivan Kozlevcar’s name, to Bella Care Hospice in Austinburg, OH.  Arrangements by: Blessing Cremation 440-352-8100 

Joan C. Brichford

January 16, 1944 - June 6, 2017

Joan C. Brichford (nee Inzano) age 73 of Madison. Passed away on June 6.  Beloved wife of John (deceased); mother of John (deceased), Jeff (Kerry), Justine, and Jared; grandmother of Jeff, Amelia, and Graci; sister of Rose Warren (Rich), Sylvia Inzano, John Inzano, and Peter Inzano.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 10, at 4:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace 7193 Reynolds Rd. Mentor, OH, where the family will receive friends from 12 - 4 p.m.