Michael Thomas Tarach, Sr.

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June 21, 1967 - May 12, 2018

Michael T. Tarach, Sr., 50, passed away on May 12, 2018 at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.He was born June 21, 1967, the son of Nicholas J. and JoAnna M. (nee Balzano) Tarach, Sr. and graduated from Mentor High School, class of 1985. He resided in Port St. Lucie, Florida for 26 years before returning home to Mentor in November 2015. Michael carried on the family trade of installing flooring as his life long career.  He was an athletic individual who enjoyed playing golf, baseball, softball, and racing R/C cars. He is survived by his son, Michael T. (Emalee) Tarach, Jr.; daughter, Taylor L. Tarach; grandson, Grayson L. Tarach; mother, JoAnna M. Tarach; brothers, Nicholas J. (Jennifer Coleman) Tarach, Jr., Joseph M. (Wendi) Tarach.  Also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas J. Tarach, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Anna and Joseph Balzano; paternal grandparents, Josephine and John Tarach.

He will be extremely missed by all.

Family and friends will gather 8:30am on Friday, May 18th at St. John Vianney Parish, 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor, OH.  Mass will begin at 9:30am.  Following Mass the burial will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, 11521 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland.

Michael C. Rossi

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May 30, 1956 - January 13, 2018

Michael Carmen Rossi, age 61, of Mentor passed away suddenly Saturday, January 13. Born May 30,1956 in Sharon, PA, Michael was a graduate of Sharon High School and Clarion University. He was an avid football fan who played in high school and college.  His career in Cleveland OH was in the wholesale floral industry where he worked in sales and management for over 35 years. 

Beloved husband of Diane Skipper, he is survived by Diane, his mother Mickey (Mae) Rossi, brothers James (Jeanne) and John (Cheryl), mother-in-law Carolee Skipper, brothers-in-law David, Tom (Rose) Skipper, sister-in-law Cathy (Chris) Stzempka and many adored nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Carmen Rossi and many beloved aunts and uncles.  

Michael was a beautiful soul who always put the needs of others ahead of his own. He will be deeply missed by his family and a legion of life-long friends. 

A celebration of his life will be held from 11:30-3:00 Saturday, January 27 at LaMalfa Banquet Hall, 5783 Heisley Rd, Mentor, OH 44060. An informal tribute will begin at noon with luncheon to follow. We welcome flowers or contributions to your local humane society or the American Heart Association

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..

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