Show All » 12-03-2014 » Keenan Jr, James "Jimmy"

Friday, December 05, 2014

Mr. James "Jimmy" Keenan Jr.

Lorain- James"Jimmy" Keenan Jr., 56, passed away following a brief illness on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Cleveland, OH.

Jimmy enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1977 following graduation from Brookside High School.

He is survived by his mother, Pearl L. and siblings, Lois Mihalek, Walter and Ken Keenan.

He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Keenan Sr. and grandparents.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 2:00 PM until the time of funeral service at the funeral home at 5:00 PM. Interment will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery,10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, OH 44273 with military honors on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM (meet at main entrance of cemetery).

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Show All » 11-20-2014 » Oray, Anna

Monday, December 01, 2014

Mrs. Margaret E. Pekare

Lorain- Margaret E. (nee: Bereznay) Pekare, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center in Lorain, OH.

Margaret was born on January 7, 1923 in Lorain, OH and she graduated from Lorain High School on June 4, 1941. She married the late Robert F. Pekare and they made their home in Lorain. Margaret was employed by the Lorain School System working at Emerson Grade School. She enjoyed many fun things like gardening and baking. She also was a big Cleveland Indians Fan along with the Browns and Cavs. Margaret lived many years in her home and recently moved into Anchor Lodge Assisted Living. She loved living along Lake Erie. She called this home. Margaret was a member of St. Anthony of Padua and past officer and member of the Marian Guild. In earlier years she was active in St. Anthony's School P.T.A.

Survivors include her daughter, Marjorie (James) Babinsky of Lorain; son, Robert (Karen nee: Ivancic) Pekare Jr. of Amherst; sister, Kathleen (Al) Machovina of Grafton; brothers, John (Mildred) Bereznay of Lorain and Albert (Kathy) Bereznay of Elyria; grandchildren, Scott (Amy) Warner of PA, Bryan (Dianne) Warner of PA, Jamie (Todd Angello) Babinsky of Lorain; Kourtney (Roosevelt) Williams of VA, Ryan Pekare of MI, Robert John (Lori) Pekare of Wadsworth, Kaitlin Pekare of Columbus, and Kelsey Pekare of Amherst; great grandchildren, Brenden Warner, Conner Warner, Taylor Warner, Camryn Warner, Jonathan Williams and Charlotte Williams; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert F. Pekare Sr.; parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (nee: Hleba) Bereznay; brothers, Andrew and Joseph Bereznay; sisters, Marie Nemeth, Elizabeth Trepoy, Florence Tomasek and Anna Oray.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM at the funeral home, Fr. Richard E. Hudak, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. Memorial donations may be made in Margaret's name to Mercy New Life Hospice Center, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 11-20-2014 » Oray, Anna

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mrs. Anna M. Oray

Lorain- Anna M. (nee: Bereznay) Oray, 94, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home, Hospice Unit, in Lorain, OH.

Anna was born on June 7, 1920 in Lorain, OH where she resided all of her life and she graduated from Lorain High School. She was a life-long member of Nativity BVM Church in Lorain, OH.

She is survived by her sons, Charles G. (Marilyn) Clotz of Amherst, OH and Andrew C. (Maureen) Clotz of Billerica, MA; sisters, Margaret Pekare and Kathleen (Albert) Machovina; brothers, John (Millie) Bereznay and Albert (Kathleen) Bereznay; grandchildren, Charles (Tammy) Clotz, Christopher S. Clotz, Patricia A. (Bruce) Lambert, Dawn M. Clotz and Andrea M. (Edward) Pittman; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Tyler, Alex and Jacob; and loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph Oray in 1986; parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Bereznay; brothers, Joseph and Andrew Bereznay; sisters, Marie Nemeth, Florence Tomasek and Betty Trepoy.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 9:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM at the funeral home, Deacon Robert Dybo, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. Memorial donations may be made in Anna�s name to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 11-07-2014 » Slevin, James

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mrs. Lillian Cook

Wakeman- Lillian Cook (nee: Webb), 92, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain, OH.

Lillian was born in Pineknob, West Virginia on January 29, 1922 to her loving parents, Averal and Ammie (nee: Jarrel) Webb. She married her husband James Howard on August 17, 1945 and together they raised their two loving daughters, Nadine and Darlene. She was a homemaker providing a loving home for her family. She enjoyed bowling with her husband, spending time gardening, crafts and crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren. Lillian attended Church of the Open Door.

She is survived by her daughters, Nadine (James) Yantko of Sheffield, and Darlene (John) Gaia of Lorain; grandsons, Matt Vealey of Elyria, Mark Vealey of Blooming Rose, West Virginia, Brian Gaia of Toledo, and Jonathan Gaia of Amherst; great grandchildren, Nicholas Vealey of Elyria, Maggie Vealey of Peytona, West Virginia, and Daniel Gaia of Amherst; and great-great grandson, Evan Vealey of Elyria.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years of marriage, James Cook in 1991; parents, Averal and Ammie; son, James Howard Cook; brother, Howard Webb; and sister, Mary Allen.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the funeral home, Pastor Bob Wickens, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp. Memorial Contributions may be made to Mercy New Life Hospice at 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Show All » 11-07-2014 » Slevin, James

Friday, November 07, 2014

Mr. James L. "Jim" Slevin

Lorain- James "Jim" Slevin, 73, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born in Amherst, OH on July 3, 1941 to his loving parents, John and Winifred (nee: Logan) Slevin.

He graduated from Lorain St. Mary's High School, Class of 1958. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1962, where he was stationed in Korea, returned home briefly to marry his beloved Mary Ann (nee:Spontik) on November 9, 1963 and he was honorably discharged in 1965. He worked and retired from BF Goodrich as a supervisor.

He is survived by his wife of over 50 years of marriage, Mary Ann Slevin; son, Robert (Lori) Slevin of Livonia, MI; daughter, Maureen (Terry) Saunders of Elyria, OH; grandchildren, Nicholas, Kayla, Jacob and Kiley; sisters, Patricia Klimko and Mary (Bill) Neely; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Sister M. Christina, SJSM.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 10, 2014 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 41295 N. Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH, Rev. Fr. Donald Dunson, Pastor, officiating (meet at Church). Private Christian entombment services will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jim's name to St. Vincent de Paul Church, Lorain, OH. Arrangements and services by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lorain (440) 244-1961. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 11-07-2014 » Burgos, Nicanor

Friday, November 07, 2014

Mr. Nicanor Burgos

Lorain- Nicanor Burgos, 67, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

He is survived by his siblings, Juan, Esteban, Eliud, Anna Luz, Asuncion, Felicita Santiago and Reina Isabel Burgos; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claudio and Mercedes Burgos.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 10 AM - 2 PM. Memorial donations may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com

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Show All » 11-01-2014 » Fox, Francella

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Mrs. Francella Fox

Lorain- Francella M. (nee:Sclafani) Fox, 87, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at her home in Lorain, OH.

Francella was born in Brocton, NY on May 24, 1927 to her loving parents, Peter and Laura Sclafani. She married her beloved, Aurthur E. Fox on June 7, 1947 and they moved to Amherst in 1949 and to Lorain in 1950 where she spent the rest of her life. Francella was a member of St. Anthony of Padua and the American Legion Post 30. She worked in sales at Van Raalt and she was a server at Heilman's and Holiday Inn. She volunteered at Catholic Charities, setup dinners for the American Legion and also enjoyed bowling and bocce ball. 

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Bob) Podwalny of Brentwood, CA; sister, Rose Marie (Ronald) Brown of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren, Daniel (Sara) Podwalny of Cutler Bay, FL and Robert Podwalny of Rancho Cordova, CA; great grandchildren, Kayla and Lillian Podwalny and Evan and Emma Podwalny; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years of marriage, Aurthur E. Fox in 1976; parents, Peter and Laura (nee: Vento) Sclafani; brothers, John and Frank Sclafani; and sisters, Bertha Giambra and Josephine Vogan.

A graveside Christian burial service will be held at 2:30 PM, Friday, November 7, 2014 at Calvary Cemetery, 555 North Ridge Road, Lorain, OH 44053, Fr. Richard E. Hudak, officiating (meet at main entrance of cemetery). A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date and will be announced by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lorain (440) 244-1961. Memorial donations may be made in Francella's name to Catholic Charities, 628 Poplar Street, Elyria, OH 44035. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 10-27-2014 » Torres, Marlene

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Marlene Torres

Lorain- Marlene A. (nee:Smith) Ruiz-Torres, 77, passed away at her home on Monday, October 27, 2014.

 She was born in Lorain, OH on September 5, 1937 where she was raised and resided all of her life, graduating from Lorain High School and a member of St. Ladislaus Catholic Church. Marlene was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.

 She is survived by her daughter, Helen Ruiz; sister, Darlene Gauna; niece and caretaker, Theresa Gauna; and grandchildren, Gino, Alexandra and Angelique Ruiz.

 She was preceded in death by her son, Eugene,Jimmy; parents, Charles and Anna Smith; brothers, Gerald, Charles, Robert and William; and sister, Joanne.

 The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 11:30 AM until time of funeral service at the funeral home at 1:30 PM with Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, officiating. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Memorial donations may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Show All » 10-19-2014 » Repasky, Robert

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mr. Robert "Bob" F. Repasky

Robert "Bob" F. Repasky of Lorain, Ohio passed away on October 19, 2014 at Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Robert was the beloved brother, cousin and uncle to many who will miss him dearly. He was born in Meadville, PA on December 29, 1947 to his parents, Anthony (1911-2007) and Clara Repasky (1919-2000) as the 2nd of six brothers, Albert, Robert, Harold, Bernard, Kenneth and William. He was preceded in death by both parents and his brother, Bernie.  Bernie died in a tragic fire in his home October 3, 2009.

He is survived by brothers, Albert "Al" and sister-in law, Patricia; Harold "Hal" and sister-in law, Marnie; Bernie's wife, sister-in-law, Linda; Kenneth "Ken" and sister-in-law, Cheryl; and William "Will" and sister-in-law, Susan; many cousins whose Patriarch is Nicholas "Nick" Kraus; and is the beloved Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews scattered all over the United States.

Bob grew up and had a wonderful childhood in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 1965 where he lettered in high school wrestling. He spent 4 years in the Navy during which time he completed two tours of duty on the Aircraft Carrier the USS Independence during the Vietnam War. Bob graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, in 1974, with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. He was unmarried and lived in Lorain, Ohio for the past 40 years. Robert started his career as a math teacher in Lorain at Longfellow Junior High from 1974 to 1981. He then took a position as a 10th grade mathematics teacher at Vermilion High School until he retired in 2000. Bob was an assistant wrestling coach at both Longfellow Junior H.S and Vermilion High School. Bob also was a volunteer for over ten years for the Cardiac-Pulmonary Rehab Center at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain.

He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan throughout his time living in Ohio, despite all the team's ups and downs. Robert enjoyed traveling and made many trips to California, Colorado, Texas and Pennsylvania with his parents before their deaths and also traveled a few times with friends to Europe. He was a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Lorain for the past 40 years. Bob was also a long standing member of the Ohio Education Association, the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and a Life member of AMVETS Post 22. He succumbed to a terminal Lung Disease diagnosed in 2011.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5-7 PM and Friday, October 24, 2014, from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM.  Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 25, 2014, at St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 E Erie Avenue, Lorain, Fr. Richard E. Hudak, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at St. James Cemetery in Crossingville, PA, with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert's name to St. Anthony of Padua in Lorain. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Show All » 10-15-2014 » Larry E. Steffani

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mr. Larry E. Steffani

Lorain- Larry Steffani, 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain, OH.

He was born in Lorain, Ohio on July 19, 1934 to his loving parents, Alfonso and Rose (nee: Ujlaki) Steffani. Lawrence attended St. Mary's Academy in Lorain, playing football and basketball before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1952 and was honorably discharged following his service. He married his beloved wife, Margaret (nee: Brotherton) on September 24, 1977. Larry worked at GM for 32 years retiring in 1999. He was a Life Member at the Amvets and VFW in Elyria and a member of the United Polish Club in Elyria for 30 years. Larry enjoyed spending his free time bowling, golfing and playing baseball in the city leagues.

He is survived by his three daughters, Earlene (Terry) O'Connor of Lorain, Cathie (Alan) Prosser of Bellevue and Margeret (Jim) Carver of Bellevue; son, Earl Eddington of Elyria; Eleven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 33 years of marriage, Margeret (nee: Brotherton) Steffani; parents, Alfonso and Rose Steffani; and son, Bill Eddington.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 3:00 until closing prayers at 6:00 PM. Private burial services will be held at a later date at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria, OH with military honors. Memorial donations may be made to Mercy New Life Hospice, 3700 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.  

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