Lorain- Anna Katherine Galvan, 74, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Fairview Hospital.
She was born November 18, 1937 in Fairmont, WV to her loving parents, John J and Katherine Louise (nee Johnson) Stafford.
She worked and managed the Liedertafel and managed fish-frys at Imperial Café. Anna enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, gambling, gardening, the NY Yankees, her dog, Cody and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Harry B. Galvan Jr, Bob (Cathy) Galvan, Barb (Victor-fiance) Galvan, Bernice Galvan, John (Pam-companion) Galvan, Faith Galvan Kuhn and Angela Frye all of Lorain; brother, Clarence W. John (Jean) Stafford; 21 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren;
She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Katherine Louise Cavallo; brother, John J Red Stafford; step-father, Nathaniel D. Lake; and great-grandson, Andrew Michael Hammond
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 20, 2012, Fr. John Retar, officiating. Interment Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp. Memorial donations may be sent to a cancer society of donors choice. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
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*Mr. Januzzi's full obituary and service information will appear in the Morning Journal and Chronicle Telegram on Friday, July, 20, 2012*
Ettore Anselmo Ette Januzzi, born January 15, 1928, in Lorain, Ohio, died July 15, 2012, from complications related to Parkinsons Disease. Ettore was the son of Italian immigrants, Stella (nee Mazza), and Enrico Januzzi, now deceased. He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Vincenza Jean Januzzi (nee Guiliani).
Father of Laura Januzzi of Florida, Paul (Kim) Januzzi of North Ridgeville, Annette Januzzi Wick ( Mark Manley) of Cincinnati, Beth Januzzi Underhill (David) of Cincinnati, and Jeanne Januzzi of Amherst. Grandfather to Zachary Sroka, David and Drew Januzzi, Davis Wick, Cheryl, Shannon and Kaitlyn Manley, Gia Underhill, and Sophia Murphy. He is also survived by various nieces and nephews.
Ettore was preceded in death by his son David Ettore, his parents, brother Albert Januzzi, and son-in-law Devin Wick.
Ettores youth began working summers picking fruit at the old Speigelberg Farms and cutting grass for the neighbors. He was a graduate of Lorain High School, class of 1945, playing the base drum in the marching band. As a young man, he loved to hunt small game during Thanksgivings with his father and Uncle Mike.
Ettore served in the Army, and was stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, from 1951-53. He then returned home to help his parents,who had begun a shoe repair business which eventually became the well-known Januzzis Shoes. Named one of Lorain Countys Most Eligible Bachelors, he began courting and married Jean in 1961. Ettore continued to support the operation of Januzzis Shoes, becoming co-owner with his brother Albert, until 1984.
Following the closure of Januzzis Shoes, he secured a real estate license, sold real estate and was active in estate sales. Ettore was named to the board of Lorain County Metropolitan Housing Authority, and elected chairman, which he served in that position for twenty-five years, until his recent move to Cincinnati.
Ettore was a passionate gardener, known for his tomatoes, as well as an avid stamp collector. He enjoyed model trains which he displayed in the basement, and conducted to the delight of his four then-young grandsons.
Family was most important to Ettore, coming from a small family. He took great pains to encourage togetherness. He had a love of history, and had it not been for the family shoe business, he would have pursued teaching history. This love spilled over into the many historical vacations the family took when his children were younger, including the famous 1976 tour of Boston, D.C. and Gettysburg.
He loved the home he and Jean built together in Amherst, and acquaintances would agree that he had a perfectly manicured lawn, though he was saddened to sell the home, knowing their health was in decline.
Ettore was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Amherst, Ohio, volunteering for fish frys, soup dinners, and cemetery care. He and Jean were longtime patrons of and loved to frequent IAV spaghetti dinners, Lorains International Festival, and the annual Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy. He was also a member of the former 14th St. Pool Hall gang.
A frequent traveler, he visited Italy with his father, and also Hawaii, Baltimore, Seattle, Oregon, San Francisco. Parents and siblings traveled to Italy seven years ago, and the highlight was standing before the same hotel he and his father stayed at forty years prior.
When asked his greatest accomplishment, Ettore responded, There are too many pick one. When asked what advice he would give to his grandchildren, he simply answered, Love.
Our father was a man of quiet action. His many accomplishments and deeds as husband, father, and community member often went unheralded, but he loved to tell stories of his youth in hopes that we would retain them. He was a man of doing right. And as much as he loved our mothers cooking, he loved Italian sausage and donuts too.
Most recently, Ettore and his wife had located to Cincinnati, Ohio.
The family will receive friends at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, OH on Sunday, July 22, 2012 from 3:00 until closing prayers at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, July 23, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church (meet at church), Rev. Lawrence N. Martello, Pastor, officiating and Rev. Thomas L. Weber, con-celebrant. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where military honors will be performed by the U.S. Army. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice or to any Parkinsons Disease Foundation. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements and services by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, Lorain (440) 244-1961.Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 10:12:09 AM
Michael Douglas Wallace, Jr., 73, died after a long illness on Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Fairview Park, OH surrounded by his family.
A lifelong resident of Lorain, he was born on March 26, 1939 to the late Michael Douglas and Dorothy Emma (nee Wilson) Wallace.
Mr. Wallace was a 1957 B graduate of Lorain High School. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the Destroyer Escort ship U.S.S. Hissem from 1958 to 1962. He was employed at Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.
Doug enjoyed watching his granddaughters compete in Irish dance competitions, reading military and history books, and hosting family gatherings. His grandchildren and nieces and nephews fondly recall learning to swim in his backyard and pool.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn A. (nee: Fitrell); daughter, Colleen M. (Frederick) Burgett; step-daughters, Cheryl (Chris) Cannon, Connie Pivcevich and Kim DeNigris; granddaughters, Marie and Ann Marie Burgett; step-granddaughters, Alyssa Bolen and Gabriella DeNigris; step-grandsons, Anthony DeNigris, Robert, Ryan, Al Pivcevich, and Garrett Cannon; sister, Jean (Thomas) Copeland; brother, John Wallace; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie V. (nee Alberico); daughters, Ann Marie, Michelle Marie and Karen Ann; son, Douglas Michael; his grandson, Christopher Michael Burgett; and brother, Robert Bruce.
Friends may call on Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 4-8 PM in the Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain. Services will be on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM at the funeral home, followed at 10:00 AM, by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1305 E. Erie Ave., Lorain, the Reverend Richard E. Hudak, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 4:23:13 PM
Lorain- Michael W. "Rope" Ropelewski Jr., 31, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Lorain on Sunday, June 24, 2012.
He was raised in Sheffield Lake and graduated from Brookside High School, Class of 1999.
Mike enjoyed life, playing pool, working on cars and cooking. He cherished and adored his daughter, Kathy.
Michael joins the Angels with his beloved mother, Kathleen L. (nee: Murray); maternal grandmother, Audrey Murray; and paternal grandfather, Raymond Ropelewski.
He is survived by his beloved daughter, Kathy Ropelewski; father, Michael W. (Peggy) Ropelewski Sr.; sisters, Bridget (Steve) Evans and Connie Burman; stepbrothers, Frank, Don and Dan Kovach; nephews and nieces, John Burman and Jennifer, Jason and Jessica Evans; maternal grandfather, James Murray; paternal grandmother, Tillie Ropelewski; and many loving uncles, aunts and cousins.
Viewing, Thursday, June 28th from 4-8 PM at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain. Closing prayers at funeral home on Friday at 9:15 AM. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, June 29th, 10 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 715 Harris Rd, Sheffield Lake, Fr. Stephen L. Shields, Pastor, officiating. Interment Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for his daughter, Kathys medical and education fund at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 2:45:22 PM
Ronald J Porter, 46, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Lorain, OH.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Porter; children, David, Deborah, Danielle, Daniel, Dabreya, Da'ron, Destiny, Matthew, Nola, Erin, Diangelo (Marlene), Devon Porter; 12 grandchildren; siblings, Robert, Lynn, Sam, Edna, Debra and Glenn; mother and father in-law, Walter and Julia Jones; and a host of loving family.
Preceded in death by parents, Bishop Albert David and Jennie L. Porter.
Viewing 9-11AM and Funeral Services 11AM on Wednesday, June 27, at Broadway Assembly, 5495 Broadway, Lorain, OH, Pastor Matt Jones, officiating. Interment Cleveland Memorial Gardens, Highland Hills, OH. Arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo F.H., Lorain, OH (440) 244-1961.Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 3:59:00 PM
Lorain- Jeffrey J. "Zeke" Bernsee, 52, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 in Lorain.
Born in Lorain on April 19, 1960 to his loving parents, Howard J. and Dorothy J. (nee: Oray) Bernsee, he was a life-long resident.
Jeff graduated from Lorain Catholic High School, Class of 1978 and attended Ohio State University and University of Dayton where he received an associate degree. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1980 and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1986. He was stationed at Grand Forks AFB in N. Dakota in the 321st Combat Support Group. While in the Missile Maintenance Squadron, Jeff received the Air Force Achievement Medal for Meritorious Service. He worked as a computer technician at BP in Cleveland for 8 years and at LEECA in Elyria as a computer network specialist for 10 years. Jeff was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, American Legion Post 30, Amvets Post 32, VFW Post 451 and Olde Town Charleston in Lorain. He enjoyed performing karaoke, camping and international traveling.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Bernsee of Lorain; sisters, Cathy (Ray) Clapper of Hinckley and Jennifer (Jerry) Morog of Lorain; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard J. Bernsee; paternal grandparents, John and Agnes Platt; maternal grandparents, Victor and Frances Oray.
Visitation at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain on Thursday, June 21, from 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 22, at 9:30 AM at St. Peter Catholic Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Rev. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating (meet at Church). Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain, where military honors will be performed by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 20. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
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Lorain- Christine Marie Hultai, 56, passed away on June 11, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center.
She was born on September 20, 1955 to her loving parents, Stephen C. and Laura M. (nee: Sanders) Hultai in Lorain, OH and was a life-long resident.
Christine was a member of St. Mary Church in Lorain, graduate of Admiral King High School, Class of 1973 and she retired from Sears Hardware in Elyria. She enjoyed watching football and basketball, loved following the Cleveland Indians and cherished her four dogs.
She is survived by her sisters, Catherine L. Hultai and Laurie A. Hultai of Lorain; and loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen C. and Laura M. Hultai.
A private Christian burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. Funeral arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, Lorain (440) 244-1961. Memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Catholic Charities, 1404 E. Ninth Street, 8th Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 3:00:04 PM
Sheffield Township- Nathan A. "Nate" Eden, 60, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at his home.
Nate was born on July 23, 1951 in Lorain, OH to his parents Obert and Mary V. (nee: Taylor) Eden.
Nate graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1969. He enlisted in the National Guard in November 1969 and was Honorably discharged in November 1975. He later returned to school, earning his State of Ohio Mechanics Training from LCCC in 1975. He worked with US Steel from 1970-1997, PC Campana from 2007-2012 and owned several small businesses over the years. He was a life-member at the American Legion in Wellington, OH. He enjoyed go-carts, NASCAR, working on small engines and taking care of his myriad of pets.
He is survived by his brother, Melvin Eden; children, Jennifer and Eric; grandsons, Zachary, Brett and Nick; companion, Judy Poulton; and nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary V. Eden; and sister-in-law, Karen Eden.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH (440) 244-1961 on Wednesday, June 13th from 4-7 PM. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Thursday, June 14th at 1:30 PM. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain, OH. Memorial donations may be made to The Living Will..., at any US Bank location. Online condolences may be made to www.rsgfuneralhome.com.Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 5:20:08 PM
Amherst- Harvey Jake Strickler, 82, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, OH.
Harvey was born on August 23, 1929 in Lorain, OH where he was raised and resided most of his life before moving to Amherst, OH. He enlisted in the United States Army during WWII and was Honorably Discharged in 1948. Upon his return, Harvey joined the IBEW Local 129 and was a life-long Electrician, retiring in 1992. He supervised numerous large electrical projects throughout his career. He was a Charter Member of Amvets Post 22 in Vermilion, OH, a Life Member of VFW Post 1662 in Amherst, OH, a member of the American Legion Post 118 in Amherst, OH and a social member of the IAV Post 1 in Lorain, OH. He enjoyed playing cards, planning his family reunions and he was very proud of his home and yard.
He is survived by his fiancé, Eileen Chiaramonte of Amherst, OH; son, Kenneth L. (Joyce) Strickler of Louisville, KY; sister, Wilma Cherry of Huron, OH; grandsons, Kenneth James Strickler of Dallas, TX and Bryan David Strickler of Louisville, KY; and great-grandson, Kamden James Strickler of Dallas, TX.
He is preceded in death by his parents, David Melford and Hattie (nee:Jackson) Strickler; sister, Dorothy Bronner; brothers, Claude, Jerry, David Bob and Harry Strickler.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH (440) 244-1961 on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will be at 1:30 PM, Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the funeral home, Rev. Heidi Strickler, niece, officiating. Burial services will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp., where military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 118, Amherst, OH. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 7:43:48 PM
Lorain- Rhoda A. (nee: Weech) Lorence, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 28, 2012 at her home in Lorain, OH.
Rhoda was born on February 7, 1918 in Hagerman, Idaho to her loving parents, Joseph W. and Hester Jane (nee:Miller) Weech.
She graduated from Hagerman High School. Rhoda married her beloved husband, Albert J. Lorence in Youngstown, OH on November 20, 1937 and together they moved to Lorain, OH and raised four children; Dorothy, Jane, Nancy and Alan. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church Mothers Club and Ladies Aid. She was a Boy Scout / Girl Scout Leader and was a Sunday School Teacher at Zion Lutheran Church for 25 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, cooking and stayed active with her church.
She is survived by her daughters, Dorothy J. (nee: Lorence) Six, Jane E. (nee: Lorence) Vanderpool and Nancy L. Lorence; son, Alan J. Lorence; brother, Matthew Weech of Idaho; grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, great great-grandson, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph W. and Hester Jane Weech; her husband, Albert J. Lorence; sister, Goldie (nee: Weech) Fraley; and brothers, Joseph W., Sidney L., Miles E., Charles Ernest, and Henry L. Weech.
Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Elmwood Cemetery,640 N. Ridge Rd., Lorain, OH 44053 (MEET AT ENTRANCE OF CEMETERY), Pastor Gary Georgi, officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Rhodas name to the Charity of donors choice. Funeral arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, Lorain, OH (440) 244-1961. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
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