Show All » 04-01-2013 » Shlapack, Alex

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Mr. Alex Shlapack

Vermilion- Alex Shlapack, 90, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Kingston Residence of Vermilion.

Alex was born in Marianna, PA on April 2, 1922, to his loving parents, Andy and Mary (nee: Sabo) Shlapack.

As a child, he moved with his family to Lorain, where he was raised. He graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1940-B. In World War II, Alex was a Tech Sergeant with the Army's 29th Infantry Division, landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was in the American drive all the way across France. He stepped on a land mine in Germany and lost a leg. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. It was at an Army hospital that he met nurse, Ila Ruth Dodson, who, on May 31, 1945, became his wife. They were married 51 years before she passed away in 1996.

Alex was a third vesselman at Lorain's National Tube prior to World War II. After the war he returned to National Tube (later US Steel) and first worked on cranes and then as a clerk in the Bessemer and BOP, retiring after 43 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl (Jimmy) Repko of Amherst, Ohio and Denise (Harry Ong) Zyndorf of Lake Worth, Florida; sister, Olga Hambly of Vermilion, Ohio; and brothers, William (Joanne) Shlapack of Sheffield Lake, Ohio and Robert (Donna) Shlapak of Colorado; granddaughter, Melinda Repko of Canal Winchester, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila Ruth Shlapack; brothers, Andrew Shlapak and Michael Shlapack; and his parents, Andy and Mary Shlapack.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, April 5, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial services will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Twp., where military honors will be performed by the Disabled American Veterans Louis Paul Proy Chapter No. 20. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, 3543 Pickett Rd., Lorain OH 44053, or the Morris Animal Foundation, 10200 E Girard Ave., Suite B430, Denver, CO 80231-5510.  Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 03-27-2013 » Dillon, Mandy

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Miss Mandy Rene'a Dillon


Mandy Rene'a Dillon, 31, of Lorain,  passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Mandy was born in Lorain, OH on September 13, 1981 and she graduated from Marion L. Steele High School, Class of 1999. Following school she moved to Pensacola, Florida and recently moved home to Lorain. She was most recently working at Applebees in Lorain and previously she was employed with Tele-Tech and Pet Land.

Mandy will be remembered for her love of all people, her infectious smile and laugh, and most of all for the way she embraced life to the fullest.

She is survived by her father, Timothy R. Dillon: sister, Jennifer M. Lanning: paternal grandfather, James R. Dillon: step-mother, Rita Dillon: step-brother, Jonathan Kitchen: step-sister, Kristin Kitchen: and aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Richal (nee: Shelly) Reis: and maternal grandmother, Mabel Fanton: maternal grandfather, Richard Reis: and paternal grandmother, Phyllis Dillon.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mandy's name at any 5/3rd Bank location. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 03-25-2013 » Naelitz, Ida

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mrs. Ida Marie Naelitz

Ida (nee: Miller) Naelitz, 77, passed away on Monday, March 25,2013 at Center Ridge Health Campus, North Ridgeville.

Ida was born in Lorain on December 26, 1935 to her loving parents, James and Betty (nee: Bader) Miller. She attended Northern Institute of Cosmetology and married Robert Naelitz on May 28, 1952.

Ida was the owner/operator of "Ida Maries Hairport". She was a member of St. Mary Church in Lorain and sang in the choir. She was a musician, artist, poet and entertained at area venues, locally and statewide since childhood such as Project Joy, Lorain Community Follies to mention a few.

She is survived by her children, Robert John Jr. (Gale), Debra (Dean) Costa, and Timothy (Carlyn): beloved grandchildren: sisters, Virginia (Harold) Dunfee and Mary (Joe) Brown: and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Naelitz: infant daughter, Anne Marie: parents, James and Betty Miller: and brothers, James and Tom Miller.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 5-9 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Mary Church, 310 8th Street, Lorain, Fr. Daniel O. Divis, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at the Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com

 

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Show All » 03-22-2013 » Reisz, Bernice

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Mrs. Bernice V. Reisz

Lorain- Bernice V. Reisz (nee: Fletcher), 83, resident of Lorain passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Golden Acres Nursing Home following a long illness.

She was born on December 23, 1929 in Lorain, OH to her parents, William and Olive (nee: Paige) Fletcher.

Bernice was married to Bernard Reisz on June 7, 1947 for 65 years. She was a waitress for Lorain Yacht Club and catering services. Bernice was a member of St. Peter Church in Lorain and she enjoyed going to bingo and Las Vegas, playing cards.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Bernard Reisz: children, Janice (Al) Heighberger, Dolly Roches, Susie (Don) Sicurella, Bernard (Carolyn) Reisz and Sherry (David) Pankratz: sister, Darlene Krieg: sister-in-law, Janie Fletcher: 11 grandchildren: 16 great grandchildren: and 4 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Olive Fletcher: brothers, Robert and William Fletcher: and sister, Barbara Szabo.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Monday, March 25, 2013 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Christian burial services will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp. Memorial donations may be made to Golden Acres Nursing Home, 45999 North Ridge Road, Amherst, OH 44001. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 03/08/2013 » Nash, Dorothy

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy Rozelle (nee: Courtney) Nash

Lorain- Dorothy Rozelle (nee: Courtney) Nash, 72, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, OH.

Dorothy was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 17, 1940 to her loving parents, David and Ruth (nee: Brown) Courtney and moved to Lorain, OH in 1968 with her husband and two small children.

She married her husband, Richard Nash on July 17, 1963. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Lorain. Dorothy was a waitress at Sutter's and she enjoyed drawing and painting as a canvas artist.  

She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years of marriage, Richard Nash of Lorain, OH: children, Scott Nash of Atlanta, GA and Martha Scott of Nokomis, FL: brother, David Courtney: sisters, Martha Vetter and Beth Sliff: and six grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents: and sister Ruth.  

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1:00 PM, Rev. Orlando Collazo, officiating. Burial services will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon, OH. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 03-04-2013 » Mielcarek, James

Monday, March 04, 2013

James "Jimmy Mill" Mielcarek

Lorain- James "Jimmy Mill" Mielcarek, 51, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at home from complications of diabetes.

Jimmy was born on December 23, 1961 in Lorain, OH to his loving parents, Gerald W. and Marguerite E. (nee: Damm) Mielcarek and he was a lifelong resident of Lorain.

He graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1980 and Pharmacy Tech School during his time in the U.S. Navy. Jimmy enlisted in the United States Navy in 1981. He was a Battlefield Corpsman with the United States Marine Corps, Third Fleet in Okinawa. He was honorably discharged in 1987, returned home, and joined the Lorain Fire Department, retiring in 1998. He enjoyed entertaining others as a stand up comic in the Cleveland area as Jimmy Mill. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Church in Lorain and he was active in Alcoholics Anonymous.

He is survived by his mother, Marguerite Mielcarek of Lorain: sister, Deborah Parker (Hayward Garcia) of Vermilion: brothers, Gerald (Vera) Mielcarek Jr. of Lorain, Michael Mielcarek of Lorain and Alfred Mielcarek of Avon: nieces, Cher Parker, Ashley and Erica Mielcarek and Cali Hughes: nephews, Liam, Trenton and Tyler Mielcarek: cousins, William Damm, Matt and Jeff Fenn: and lifelong friend, Joanie Parker.  

He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald W. Mielcarek Sr in 1986: grandparents, Marguerite and Alfred Damm; and Walter and Lucille Mielcarek. 

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 1-8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 9:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Church, 309 W 7th St, Lorain, Fr. Daniel O. Divis, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where military honors will be performed by the Disabled American Veterans. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Francis Animal Sanctuary Inc., 12516 Cherry Rd., Vermilion, OH 44089.  Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 03-01-2013 » LoPresti, Angelo

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Mr. Angelo LoPresti

Lorain- Angelo V. LoPresti, age 102, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Elmcroft Assisted Living surrounded by his loving family.

Angelo was born on November 7, 1910 in Indiana, PA and he was raised in Homer City, PA.

He started his apprenticeship at Sam Garnieri Barbershop at the age of 13 in Homer City, PA and at the age of 16 he moved to Detroit, MI to work as a Barber. He returned to Homer City in 1930 and operated a barbershop for two years before moving to Indiana, PA. As an individual businessman, Angelo was the oldest to retire a business in his community. He started a Barbershop from scratch working 12 hour days from 8 AM � 8 PM making only 25 cents for a haircut. �Thank you Lord for my parents who cared for me during those times�, Angelo said. Angelo�s marriage to his loving wife, Frances was arranged by their parents, they were married on September 25, 1937 and they raised three loving sons together.

He was a member of several Holy Name Society�s including St. Peter�s, Lorain County Serra Club, St. Peter Church in Lorain, and former member of the Knights of Columbus. Angelo enjoyed singing in the choir at St. Peter�s, golfing, gardening and traveling to Italy and Poland.   

Angelo has been admitted to the Guinness Book of World Records as being the oldest working Barber. Angelo continued his Barbering career in Lorain until a couple months ago when he fell ill.

He is survived by his sons, Fr. Carl LoPresti of Chenoa, IL and Roger (Jan) LoPresti of Lorain, OH: grandchildren, Chris LoPresti, Michelle (Brian) Sealy, Cherilyn (Jim) McCann and Chad LoPresti: and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances (nee: Cimino) LoPresti: son, Virgil LoPresti: parents, Virgilio and Diega LoPresti: sisters, Lillian Matthews and Mary Shimko: and brothers, Frank, Ernie and John LoPresti

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM at St. Peter Church in Lorain. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 PM at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter Church, Capital Campaign, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053. Arrangements and services by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 02-28-2013 » Cendrosky, Thomas Leroy

Friday, March 01, 2013

Mr. Thomas Leroy Cendrosky

Lorain- Thomas Leroy Cendrosky, 76, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at his home.

 Thomas was born on July 16, 1936 in Lorain, OH to his loving parents, Robert and Geraldine (nee: Uehlein) Cendrosky.

 He graduated from Lorain High School and married his wife, Cis (nee: Smith) on December 1, 1956. Thomas was a member of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Lorain. He worked at Lorain Telephone Company and retired after 44 years of service. He enjoyed golfing, gambling and traveling.

 He is survived by his wife, Cis Cendrosky: children, Debbie (Robert) O�Connell, Cindy (Mike) Kish and Tim (Diane) Cendrosky: grandchildren, Lynn, Thomas, Allyson, Amanda, Aaron, Lauren and Joseph: mother, Geraldine Cendrosky: and brother, Neil (Mikey) Cendrosky.

 He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Cendrosky: and sister, Shirley Stanziano.

 The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 1:00-5:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM at the funeral home, Fr. John Retar, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 02-28-2013 » DiFilippo, Quintino G.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mr. Quintino G. DiFilippo

Lorain- Quintino G. DiFilippo, 94, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Montenero, Italy on June 15, 1918 to his loving parents, Federico and Giuliarosa (nee: Mannarelli) DiFilippo.

Quintino graduated with a degree in Education in Italy and was an elementary school teacher in Italy. He served in the Italian Army during WWII and was stationed in Sardinia, Italy. He came to the United States at the age of 29 and married his wife, Rosemary in 1955. He retired from the City of Lorain Surveying Department. He was a member of St. Peter Church in Lorain and he enjoyed spending time outdoors with his children and received great joy spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years of marriage, Rosemary (nee: Magazzine) DiFilippo: children, Quintino A. DiFilippo, Fred (Marla) DiFilippo, Frank (Ana) DiFilippo and Julimarie (Mark) Mishak: grandchildren, Madeline and Nick DiFilippo; Francesco DiFilippo and Christian Quiles; Mark II and Michael Mishak: and sister, Clara Miraldi. 

He was preceded in death by parents: siblings, Filomena DiFilippo, Filomeno DiFilippo, Augusta Raponi and Bice DiMarco.

The family will receive family and friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 3:00-7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating (meet at Church on Monday). Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. Memorial donations may be made to Franciscan Mission Associates, 274 W. Lincoln Ave., P.O. BOX 598, Mount Vernon, NY 10551. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 02-28-2013 » Wengel, Della Marie

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Della Marie Wengel

Vermilion- Della Marie Wengel, 68, passed away on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at Kingston of Vermilion following a long term illness. She was born January 7th, 1945 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lorain.

Retired from Oak Hills Nursing Home. Her hobbies included, fishing with her family, going to the Flea Market and she enjoyed baby-sitting her many nieces and nephews. 

She is survived by her mother, Clara Francis DelBoccio Betka, age 88 of Amherst, Ohio; her son, Michael Betka of Amherst, Ohio; daughter, Dawn (Adam) Dupree; grandchildren, Christopher (12), Sydney (8), and Annabelle Grace Dupree (2) of Port Orange, Florida; brothers, Gerald Betka, Patrick Betka and Kenneth Betka; sisters, Sandra Carty and Donna Pavlik; nieces, Jennifer, Bridgette, Lyndsey, and Shelby; and nephews, Scotty, Stevie, Kenneth, Adam, Heath, Jeffrey and Chris.

She is preceded in death by her father, Stanley Andrew Betka; uncle, William Theodore Betka; and many other loving family and friends. 

She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and loving heart. May she walk with The Lord in heaven. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1st, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Hospice Residential Center, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain. Memorial donations may be made at the memorial service. Arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Online condolences maybe sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com

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