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.  

Michael A. Strazinsky

Michael A Strazinsky Sr. passed away suddenly June 2. He left behind his loving wife Brenda of 45 years. His son Michael Jr (Kathy), daughter Heather (Brian), grandchildren Jake, Lexie, and TJ. Mother and Father of Crossville TN, brother James (Jan) of Pickerington OH, sister Stephanie of Fredericksburg VA along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many life long friends. He was a proud Benedictine graduate, class of 1967. Go Bengals!!

Services: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gabriel Church 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. Mentor, OH

Roy R. Shinkle

April 23, 1955 - May 31, 2017

Roy R. Shinkle age 62 of Perry, passed away on May 31, 2017. Beloved brother of Valerie Rettger; uncle of Melisa Rettger, Beth Albu, and Amy McElfish; great-uncle. son of Roy O and Valeryia (nee Lach) (both deceased).

 A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 24 from 12 – 6 p.m. at Lake Shore Reservation Lake Metro Parks in Perry, OH.  

William E. Tucker

William E. Tucker, age 72, of Eastlake, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born Nov. 10, 1944, in Meadville, Pa. Survivors include his wife, Joyce (neé: Mosh- er); children, Bill and Cynthia; grandchildren, Jerico and Joya; sib- lings, Shirley Titus and Susan Hammer; and aunt, Sara Hallet.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Goddess Wine House, 3054 West Prospect, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. 

Mary Demchak

May 21, 1922 - May 20, 2017

Mary Margaret Demchak (nee Schuster). Beloved wife of 65 years to Nicholas Demchak (deceased). Loving mother of Nicholas (Ellen) Demchak, Linda (Pete) Vincent. Loving grandmother to John (deceased), Jason (Nicole), Nicole Jacobs (James), Carl Matthew, Nicholas, Zachary, Allison, Cory, and Peter. Loving great grandmother to Lisa, Jessica, Carson, Noah and Chloe. Beloved sister of George, John, Christine, Michael, and Anna (all deceased). Mary worked her whole life in factories and enjoyed baking cakes in her spare time for everyone.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 26 at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. Garfield Hts. (2 Blks. South of Rockside) from 5-7 p.m. 

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.