Michael J. Dickinson

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Michael J. Dickinson, 60, of Cleveland, passed away on July 1, 2019.

He was born March 1, 1959 in Cleveland, the son of the late Dale and Freida (Zenaski) Dickinson.

Michael was an avid reader and a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps. 

He is survived by his son, Michael J. Nachreiner and sister, Linda Tarbill.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Deborah Siebold.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Harold W. Aliff II



January 10, 1953 - August 9, 2019

Harold W. Aliff II age 66. Forever loved “Honey Bunny” of Sandy Yenyo. Dear father of Harold W III and Jesse James; Loving “Papa” of Harold IV, Ava, Sadie, and Kaydence; Father figure to Michael Thiel, Harold J. Watkins, Dominick DeGenero and Johnny Tatonetti; Son of the late Lucy and Harold W. Aliff. Dear brother of Denise Watkins, Beauta DeGenero, Cynthia Aliff and Catherine Kester; Best friend of the late Michael “Frog” Thiel and Brother to many. May they all ride together to the Lord. 


Lawrence E. Slocombe


Lawrence E. Slocombe, age 76, passed away on July 6, 2019.

Larry was pre-deceased by his parents, Edward and Ruth (Ellis) Slocombe and his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Raymond Michalski.

Larry is survived by sisters Diana Gombos (husband Robert) and Marian Harris (husband Bryan); brother Michael (wife Carolyn); nieces: Sharon Novak, Theresa Gombos, Judith Upton, Jennifer Asato (husband Jordan), Jaclyn Harris (Daniel), and Annemarie Slocombe; nephews: Robert Gombos (wife Rachelle), Robert Michalski (wife Dawn), Joseph Michalski (wife Katy), Christopher Slocombe (wife Kim), and Timothy Slocombe.  Larry will also be remembered by his many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Larry was a member of the U.S. Air Force and then later the U.S. Navy. His interest in U.S. history lead him to travel the country and visit various historical sites. Visiting Gettysburg was especially moving and impactful for Larry. A quiet and caring man, Larry was always ready to lend a helping hand, speak a kind word, or listen with his heart. After spending time living in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona, Larry returned back home to Ohio and helped care for his aging parents. Larry had many hobbies. He was talented at woodworking and creating jewelry. He also enjoyed reading books on a variety of topics as well as collecting coins.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 23, 2019 at St. Mary Church; 242 North State Street; Painesville, Ohio 44077. Reception will immediately follow in the Fr. Hanzo Family Center.

Interment will be Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio 44220.

Ruth Louise Eble

June 12, 1925 - July 27, 2019

Ruth Louise Eble (Adie), age 94, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2019 surrounded by her family at Hospice of Western Reserve.  She was the daughter of   Harry and Mildred Adie (Moore).  Ruth was the beloved wife of her junior high school sweetheart Carl Eble for 73 years; proud mother of Martin (Jane) Eble, Richard (Joann) Eble, and David (Gayle) Eble; Grandmother to Adam (Tina) Eble, Brian (Kim) Eble, Annie (Tom) Humphrey, Lauren (James) Bates, Lindsey (Benedict) Meder, John Eble, and Scott Eble; Great Grandmother to Katrina, Sydney, and Jack. Ruth was a straight A graduate of West High and Dyke College. She was a longtime executive secretary at Weinberg, Teare, & Herman.  She was a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Playhouse Square, Hospice, and Breckenridge; longtime attendee and choir member at Lakeshore Christian Church, and avid lover of the arts.  She also enjoyed playing bridge with her friends at Breckenridge. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter in law Mary Lou Eble (Stahre).  

A memorial service will be held in her honor on August 10that 10:00 at the Lyon's Chapel located on the grounds of Breckenridge Village, 36851 Ridge Rd.,Willoughby, OH 44094. A reception will follow the service.   In lieu of flowers contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to the College of the Ozarks, 100 Opportunity Ave., Point Lookout, MO 65726 or the Ohio Living Foundation (Breckenridge Life Care Fund), 1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, OH 43229.

Ronald W. Lapham

March 30, 1937 - July 28, 2019

Ronald W. Lapham, age 82, was the beloved husband of Patricia J. (White) Lapham for 63 years; loving father of Amy K. Dugan (husband Jim), Katherine L. Carmigiano, and Jennifer L. Caples (husband Scott); devoted grandfather of Rachel and Madeline Dugan, and Caroline Crow (husband Adam), Abigail and Margaret Carmigiano, John Ridgely and Samantha Caples; cherished son of the late Clarence and Florence (Couhig); dearest brother of the late Charles Lapham (wife Pat); and a dear uncle and great uncle to many. 

Ronald died surrounded by family on July 28th, 2019 after a year-long battle with cancer. Ron began his career with IBEW as a journeyman electrician, and then for over 20 years continued his career as the owner-operator of Newbury Electric Supply Co. and The Lighting Studio of Chagrin Falls. Determined to continue his profession into retirement, Ron utilized his many talents to found and operate Empire Power Systems.  

Ron was the embodiment of joy of life. He was a fun-loving and loyal friend and father, a competitive golfer, a charismatic charmer, a fearless adventurer- an example for all who knew him of how to live a full life. 

A Memorial Service for Ron will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 131 N. State St., Painesville, OH, on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 11am, followed by interment in the St. James Columbarium. Following the service, a gathering will take place to celebrate Ron’s life. In lieu of flowers, contributions are welcomed for the St. James Foundation, address aforementioned.

Paul F. Miller

October 17, 1951 - July 26, 2019

Paul F. Miller was reunited with the love of his life, his late wife Georgetta (Palko) on July 26, 2019; beloved father of Tabitha (Pat) McFarland, Angela (Leon) Schafer, and Ginger (Shawn) Readence; grandfather of Autumn, Austin, Desirae, Emily, Erin, Anthony, Jamie, and Juliana; son of Joan Ersek (Gene) and Merle Miller (deceased); brother of Doug (Shelly) and Brian (Cindy); dear friend of many. Paul was very active, he enjoyed riding his Harley, traveling, and spending time with his family and his dogs Jack and Max. He retired from the City of Eastlake and worked part time for Painesville Twp. 

Graveside service for family and friends will be held at All Souls Cemetery on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. family will be lined up at the entrance at 12:45 p.m. to proceed to graveside.


Scott C. Fetsko

May 11, 1963 - July 22, 2019

Scott C. Fetsko age 56 of Eastlake. Beloved father of Christopher; son of Nancy Weymers-Lockard (Earl Lockard, deceased); brother of Patricia Machinack and Cynthia Carrasco; uncle of Chasidy, Johnny, Angelina, Miguel, and Michael; great uncle of Niko, Giorgio, Zion, and Kai. Scott is now reunited with his girls Lexi and Sheba, his beloved boxers.

A private family service will be held. His family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and thoughts during this difficult time

Kenneth Caudell


November 3, 1954 - July 23, 2019

Beloved father of Phil (Sierra), Kenneth, Samantha Wilfong (John) and Catherine (Mike); grandfather of Johnny, Jacob, Julie, Joseph, Jeremiah, Austin, Sakora ,Temprence, Paige, Travis, and Kelsie ; great grandfather of Austin; Son of Alice and William (deceased); brother of William (deceased), James, Sharon Mather (Bob), Carolyn Gregory (Carles), and Sandra; Kenneth was a proud US Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 336 in Madison. 

A celebration of life will be held on August 18, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. at Geneva state park east shelter house/pavilion 4499 Padanarum Rd,Geneva OH 44041. Inurnment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Shelley J. Segulin

January 8, 1950 - July 12, 2019

On the afternoon of Friday July 12, 2019, Shelley J. Segulin of Willowick, passed away.

Shelley was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1950 to Dorothy J. and John S. Matusek (both deceased). She was a retired bus driver for the Wickliffe City School District and since retirement has also worked for the Cleveland Clinic and Deepwood Center. Shelley loved her home and family, enjoyed gardening and her lifelong love of all creatures, especially her cats and dogs.

Shelley is survived by: Her husband Richard W. Segulin, Sons:  Kevin, Shawn (Jennifer) and Ryan (Shannon) Segulin, Grandsons:  Colin, Cole, Zachary, Jacob, Gavin and Lucas Segulin. Sister: Tracey Matusek (Jerry). 

 Shelley was a longtime advocate of the Cleveland APL. Donations in her memory will be gratefully appreciated by the family. 

Your life was truly a blessing to us all. We treasure each moment that we spent with you and miss you beyond measure. For everyone who misses Shelley, there will be a celebration of life to honor her memory.

Please join us at 1-4pm on Sunday August 4th at Regovich’s Catering, 35746 Lakeland Blvd, Eastlake, OH.


William "Bill" E. Becker, Jr.

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William E. Becker, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on July 13, 2019 at the age of 74.

 “Bill” was paralyzed in an accident in 1969, but he definitely did not let life in a wheelchair define him. Prior to his injury, he was a proud member of Union Ironworkers Local 17 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Following his injury, he successfully raised a family, ran a home building business, enjoyed hunting, archery, snowmobiling, swimming, American muscle cars, racing cars, watching Nascar, and so much more. Despite being paralyzed, Bill was thankfully able to drive and even traveled out west to Arizona in a custom handicap-accessible motorhome.  Bill never let his disability stop him from enjoying life and he was truly an inspiration to everyone who knew him.  He will be missed by many! 

 Preceding in passing are his father, William E. Becker Sr., mother, Helen Irene (Staten) and brother, Robert Becker, he is survived by his dedicated wife of almost 55 years Marlen Becker (Orzechowski), sister Vicki Gustincic, daughter Lisa Danowski (Becker), her husband, Paul Danowski, son, Stephen Becker and his wife, Michelle Becker (Roth) and 6 grandchildren, Torren Danowski, Chaz Becker, Kayleigh Danowski, Jessica Becker, Casey Danowski and Sophie Danowski.

 Per Bill’s wishes, in lieu of a formal service, the family will hold a Celebration of Life event on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Steve and Michelle located at 2009 Clay Road, Dorset, OH.  There will be a time of prayer, remembrance, fellowship and food.  All are welcome, and in lieu of flowers, we ask that you kindly bring a covered dish and/or dessert to share. 

Cheryl (Hellerman) Collins

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Cheryl (Hellerman) Collins, age 54, of Grand River, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Cheri's greatest joy was being a wife and mother.  She loved spending time with family and friends, she enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and drawing.  One of her greatest traits was her compassion and kindness for others.

She is survived by her husband, William "Billy" Collins; her greatest joys - her son, Corey Collins of Grand River, stepson Dennis Collins, and grandchildren, Taylor and Colton.  Cheri is also survived by her mother, Carol Hellerman; brother Donald (Nancy) Hellerman; sisters, Kim (Tod) Hersman, Debby (Gene) Dominish; nieces, Nicole Pengal, Kathaleen and Susan Dominish, and Brittany Hellerman; nephews, DJ, Matthew and Scott Hellerman. 

Cheri was preceded in death by her father, Luke Hellerman.

Mass for Cheryl (Hellerman) Collins will be at 11:00am, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 316 5th Street, Fairport Harbor, Ohio.  The family will receive friends at the church from 10:30am until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online to "Corey's College Education" using the following link:


Danny "Dan" Singleton


Danny Wray Singleton, age 53, of Painesville,  passed away on July 2, 2019 at home following a brief battle with cancer.

Danny was born September 21, 1965 in Willoughby, OH, the son of late Ruth (Scott) Hutton and late William Lee Singleton, Jr.

Danny was beloved by many and was a loving husband, father and friend.

Danny is survived by his wife, Stacie, of Painesville; daughter Bethany of Mentor; son Stephen of Mentor; three step-children – Carissa Romberger, Jenna Clark and Joshua Clark of Painesville; sister Kelly Horvath Betton, brother-in-law Ahmod Betton and nieces and nephews Gabriel, Rosaria, Ahmiah, Aurelius and, Irelynn of Auburn Township; and step-mother, Debbie Singleton of Houston, TX.

Danny was a friend to all and had many life-long friends who loved him like family.  These friends include Chris and Gail Scott, Dan and Val Soucy, Larry and Gracie D’Agostino and so many others they cannot possibly all be listed.

Danny was proceeded in death by his son, Adam; mother, Ruth; father William; and nephew Josiah Maximus.

Until we meet again our love, our father, our brother, our friend, may your journey be joyful and absent of heartache and pain.

The family is having a celebration of life on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the American Legion at 60 Chester St, Painesville, OH 44077.

Rebecca Colleen Sukol "Becca"

Rebecca Colleen Sukol “Becca” died on June 17, 2019 due to complications from Alstrom Syndrome.

Becca was a very special girl who was fiercely loved by all who knew her. She loved being silly, Sesame Street, music (all music but especially Christmas music) and snacking!

Becca was loved and cared for by her family, friends, teachers and doctors and nurses. She was a very happy girl and went home to the angels without pain.

The family will be holding a celebration of life on July 28 from 1-5 at the Kiwanis Lake Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family will be constructing a memorial pavilion in Becca’s honor. Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/becca-sukol-memorial

Anthony "Tony" R. Malbone


Anthony “Tony” R. Malbone, age 80, of Willowick, passed away July 1, 2019 at his home.

He was born December 14, 1938 in Norfolk, VA, the son of the late Paulie Malbone and Irene (Joachim) Fox.  A former resident of East Cleveland, he moved to Willowick 52 years ago.

Tony was a wonderful husband, father, and friend.  His heart was filled with music and love for his family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years Dolores (Cianciolo); daughters, Theresa (David) Allen, Dianne (Raymond) Dillon; granddaughters, Angelina (Steven) Hinton and Victoria Allen; great-grandson, Dominic Malbone; sisters, Theresa Petty and Nancy (Jan) Sroka. Also survived by many nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Malbone; parents, Paulie Malbone and Irene (Joachim) Fox; brothers, John Fox and Robert Fox.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:30am in St. Mary Magdelene Church, 32114 Vine Street, Willowick, Ohio.  Calling hours will be held Saturday morning in the church from 9:30am until the time of service.

Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio.

The family requests no flowers please.



Matthew John Creecy


Matthew John Creecy of Cleveland, Ohio, born December 5, 1973, suffered from mental health and addiction diseases that ultimately took his life on June 30, 2019.

Matthew will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Miranda L. Creecy and granddaughters, Caylie, Zanaeda and Navaeh. Matt is survived and will be missed by... his parents, Elaine (Robertson) and Jim Jaworski; Lloyd and Helen Creecy. his siblings: George Creecy, Ron (Gina) Jaworski, James (Trina) Jaworski, Joseph (Judy), Michael Jaworski, and Jennifer (Daniel) Valentine. He was preceded in death by his sister Rebecca (Creecy) Powell.

Matthew loved camping, drawing, and hiking in the Metroparks.

Kathy Kuhn (nee Tidd)

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Kathy Kuhn (nee Tidd) 58 of Mentor Ohio passed away on 6/25/19 at the Hospice of the Western Reserve after a valiant struggle against cancer.

Kathy lived in the Mentor area for most of her life. She was an employee of Morrison Products (of Cleveland) for many years. She enjoyed fishing, power walking and going to the movies. Her ‘egg-travaganza’ Easter celebrations were always looked forward to. She loved the beach and spent many hours basking in the sun. She loved to travel; the Bahamas were her favorite.

She will be remembered for many things. During her long term battle with disease, she showed a courage and steadfastness that can only be admired. Kathy’s indomitable spirit encouraged her family and friends to persist in the face of their many struggles.

Other things that she will be remembered for is just sitting in the living room telling stories about the family; their offbeat adventures and experiences. When talking with her you knew you were with a friend.

Listing all that she brought to family and friends is too exhaustive of a list. Just know that if you pass a person on the street and they have an enchanting mirth sparkling in their eye and a smile ready at the corner of their lips then they were likely touched by Kathy’s spirit in one way or the other. That was her gift to us all.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Janice Lee Hedrick (John) and Barb Lesuer, brother John Frances Nagy, father Harold Tidd, stepmother Jan Tidd and mother Betty Tidd.

She is survived by sons David Dean (Fox Valorguard) and Robert Dean. Sisters Holly Nagy (Jonathan), Becky Hazlett and Lori Lake LeSuer (Dave).  Brothers Harold Tidd, Steven Tidd and Russell Lake (Martha). Nieces Jennifer Nagy (Al), Anna Hazlett, Amy Hazlett (Tim), Stacey Hedrick (Chris). Nephews John Nagy (Eileen), Glenn Hedrick (Carol), and all their beloved Children.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Kathy on Sunday July 28th 10:00a.m. at the Mentor Headlands State Park, Mentor, Ohio. All friends, family and co-workers are invited to attend. (Anyone in need of specific directions should contact Holly at 440-257-4137).

“Till we meet again…”

Dwight Wojtonek, Sr.

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On 06/18/2019 Dwight Wojtonek, Sr. began his heavenly eternal ride home.

Dwight loved spending his time riding his motorcycles. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Dwight is survived by his Sister Linda Grano (Joe); Brother Ted (Belva) Wojtonek;
Children David (Nadia), Dwight Allen Jr. (Jennifer), Michael (Allison), Tony and Elliot Wojtonek;
Nephews Jason, Teddy, & Kenny Wojtonek; Niece Natalie Nelson; Grandchildren Krystle Snyder (Chad), Alexis, Megan, Ash, Jonathon, Timothy, Sarah, Leo , Gabby, and Sabrina Wojtonek; Great Grandchildren Jayla And Remi Snyder.

Dwight was preceded in death by his Parents Alex and Norma Wojtonek & Daughter Sarah Blackburn.

Services will be held at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland Ohio on Thursday June 27th promptly at 3:00 pm.

Donald John Novotney, Sr.


Donald John Novotney Sr passed away June 20, 2019.

Born January 23, 1943, son of Katherine and John Novotney. Lived in Footedale, PA before residing in the Cleveland area. He was the middle child of three.

He leaves behind his wife Jacqueline G (Podmore) Novotney, son Donald (Helen), daughters, Claudia Farnworth (George), Kimberly Novotney (Christoff Short). Grandchildren, Nicholas (Rachel), Ashley and Samuel. Great Grandchildren, Gavyn, Juleel and Emerie. Sister, Dolores Sofranko (George, deceased) and Bernard Novotney (Darlene)

He touched the hearts of everyone he knew. A loving husband and wonderful father, he will be greatly missed.