Show All » 09-03-2014 » Six, Dororthy

Friday, September 05, 2014

Dorothy "Dotty" Six

Dorothy "Dotty" Jean Six (nee: Lorence), 74 years of age, a resident of Elyria, OH passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 after a long illness. Dorothy was born in Lorain, OH, on November 27, 1940, to the late Albert and Rhoda Lorence. Dorothy graduated from Lorain High School. Dorothy enjoyed travels which included the United States, Canada and Europe. Her greatest joy was being a mother and grandmother, caring for her family.

Survivors include her son, David Six, of Sheffield Lake, OH; daughter, Jody Six of Elyria, OH; six grandchildren; sisters, Jane Vanderpool of Amherst, OH and Nancy Lorence of Lorain, OH; and brother, Allen Lorence of Lagrange, OH.

She was preceded in death by her mother and granddaughter, Margaret.

Dorothy found joy in and through her grandchildren (Shawn, Aaron, Kathryn, Samantha, Kristopher and Mathew). She had grand plans for all of them for their lives and wished them much happiness.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date, with Pastor Janet A. Long, Senior Pastor, officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Dorothy Six Memory to Washington Avenue Christian Church, Youth Church Camp Scholarships, 301 Washington Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035. Funeral arrangements 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 » 08-19-2014 » Gonzales, Ignatius

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mr. Ignatius Gonzales


Sheffield Village- Mr. Ignatius Gonzales, 78, passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 surrounded by his beloved wife, Carol and his loving family.

Ignatius was born on September 23, 1935 in Lorain, OH to his loving parents, Jesus and Theresa (nee: Moreno) Gonzalez. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in 1954, serving on the USS Tarawa and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sgt. in 1957. Ignatius married his beloved, Carol (nee:Reed) on June 5, 1957. He worked at U.S. Steel in the paint department and retired after 33 years of employment. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua in Lorain. His family was his total interest and his love of Christ took precedence over all. He enjoyed taking care of his home and yard and loved watching the Ohio State Buckeyes, Browns and Indians.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years of marriage, Carol Gonzales of Sheffield Village; daughters, Carol (Richard) Phillips of Sheffield Village, Corrinne (Chris) Zvosec of Oberlin, Karen Counts of Lorain, and Kathleen Gonzales of Sheffield Village;  sons, David (Mary) Gonzales of Lorain, and Michael Gonzales of Sheffield Lake; 19 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, sisters, Mary Jones, and Teresa Bodjo; and brothers, Fred, Arthur and Ray Gonzales.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Theresa Gonzalez; sister, Chava (Genero) Ybarra; brothers, Jose (Delores), Jesse (Josephine), and Manuel (Anna) Gonzales.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 9:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain, OH 44052, Fr. Richard E. Hudak, Pastor, officiating with Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, con-celebrating. Christian burial services will follow where military honors will be performed by the U.S. Marine Corp. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony's Adoration Chapel, 1305 E Erie Ave., Lorain, OH 44052. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 



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Show All » 08-19-2014 » Kattas,Evelyn

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mrs. Evelyn M. Kattas

Lorain- Evelyn M. Kattas (nee:Gavigan), 86, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain.

Evelyn was born on May 7, 1928 in Cleveland, OH and moved to Lorain at the age 27. She married Edmond Kattas on September 18, 1955, and they raised three daughters together.

Evelyn worked at Pizza Hut in Lorain as a waitress for ten years and volunteered at Community Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer and a social member of the IAV. Evelyn enjoyed gambling, casino trips, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Edmond Kattas of Lorain; daughters, Kathy Kattas of Lorain, Nancy Ciccarelli of Plant City, FL and Sandy Jacovetti of North Olmsted; and grandchildren, Daniel Szabo, Kristen Jacovetti, Stacey Jacovetti, and Sarah Lash; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Bridget (nee: Kreavec) Gavigan.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 1-3 & 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, 10:00 AM on Friday, August 22, 2014, The Rev. Mary C. Carson, officiating. Burial services will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Twp. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 08-13-2014 » Kishman, William

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mr. William "Billy" Kishman

Lorain- William "Billy" Kishman, age 67, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 after suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). He  was under  the care of the Crossroads Hospice program.

He was born in New York City, NY on October 29, 1946 to Dr. William E. and Alice Kishman.

Billy was a member of St. Mary Church in Lorain, OH.  He retired from CenturyTel in 2012 after 37 years as a lineman. Billy served six years in the Army National Guard. He was a 1965 graduate of Lorain High School, Lorain, OH. He served as Vice President of his Senior Class and was a newspaper reporter. Billy was a member of the National Honor Society and voted best all around. Athletics was Billy's passion. Football, Quarterback, Safety, 1961-1969;  Basketball, Guard, 1961-1965; Baseball, 2nd Base, Shortstop, 1964-1965; Colorado State University (CSU) Lettermen's Club 1966-1970; he was voted the CSU's Golden Helmet Award by his teammates.  Honors:  Best All-Around, All-Buckeye Conference, Football 1st Team and 3rd Team, Honorable Mention, All-Ohio Football; All-American mention by both UPI & AP 1968; Detroit Press All-American Team 1968; East-West Shrine Game 1968; and All-American Game 1969.  He was honored with a spot on the Kodak 100 Team. Following his senior year at CSU, Billy was a high draft choice of Vince Lombardi and the Washington Redskins. In 1987, he was inducted into the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame.

His pastime was serving as coach on the Adam's Cafe football team and mentoring young athletes. He felt it was important for young members of the team to have the opportunity to play versus winning the game.  He enjoyed watching college sports, reading and spending time with his family. His family was most important to him and he took it upon himself to make sure they were always out of harm's way.

He is survived by wife, Loretta Kishman; his sons, Todd Phillips and Tad (Shelby) Phillips; grandsons, Jonathan, David and Cooper; mother, Alice (nee: Flaherty) Kishman; sisters, Patti (Dick) Doyle, Judi (Frank-deceased) Cellozzi, Debi (Chuck) Sturgill, Stephanie (Keith) Waters and Rose (Fred) Reynolds; brother, Mike (Karen) Kishman; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. William E. Kishman; paternal grandparents, Dr. Myron and Goldie Kishman; maternal grandparents, Patrick and Alice Flaherty. 

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 4-8 PM. The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame will conduct a service at the funeral home on Friday at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the funeral home, Fr. Daniel O. Divis, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Road, Valleyview, OH  44125 or Cure PSP, 30 East Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 or St. Mary Church, 309 7th Street, Lorain, OH 44052. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 07-27-2014 » Todarello, Alfred

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mr. Alfred Frank Todarello

Amherst- Alfred Frank Todarello, 92, passed away at Mercy New Life Hospice on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Alfred was born on July 26, 1922 in Bovalino, Calabria, Italy to his loving parents, Eugenio and Giovannina (nee: Alleruzzo) Todarello. Alfred graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1940-B. He served in the US Navy for four years during WWII as a Motor Machinist Mate 2nd Class on landing crafts, participating in the Invasion of the Marianas Islands in the Pacific Theater and in the Invasion of Saipan and was honorably discharged in 1946. Alfred married his beloved, Bernice June (nee: Tressel) on September 3, 1947 and they raised three loving children together. He worked as a meat cutter for Polansky Meats and Wilson Meat Packing Company of Chicago, Lorain Fire Department for 6 years and later for Lorain Products Corporation for 32 � years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst, Junior Achievement Board of Directors, the 14th Street Gang "SCOA", the Senior Fellowship Club, VFW and a lifetime member of the IAV Post #1. He was a social person who enjoyed playing cards, going on cruises and family time.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Bernice June Todarello of Amherst; daughters, Jean (Fred) Farlow of Lorain and Judith (Thomas) Payne of Wyoming; brother, Albert (Connie) Todarello of Sheffield Lake; sister, Mary Dina Litkovitz of FL; grandchildren, Brian Farlow, Shawn Farlow, Michael Farlow, Tara Vanderpool, and Holly Crozier; 9 great-grandchildren; and a great great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert A. Todarello; parents, Eugenio and Giovannina Todarello; brothers, Dominic, John and Angelo Todarello; and great-grandson, Shawn Anthony Farlow.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:15 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, Rev. Lawrence N. Martello, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where military honors will be performed by the Italian American Veterans Post#1. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194 or to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, OH 44001. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 07-05-2014 » Wilke, Mary Ellen

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Mrs. Mary Ellen Wilke

Mary Ellen Wilke (nee: Bauman), age 98, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 5, 2014 .


She graduated from Bowling Green with a Bachelor in Chemistry and subsequently she earned a Masters Degree from Case Western Reserve. She then worked for three years with Strong Cobb Research Laboratory in Cleveland. Following her marriage in 1943 she devoted her life to her family.

 

          photo taken in 1949

She is survived by her daughter Dr. Mary C. Vitter; sons, Dr. William S. Wilke, Dr. Richard L. Wilke, James B. Wilke, M.S. and Dr. Charles M. Wilke; nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Richard M. Wilke in 2008.  Funeral Services are private.

 

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Show All » 07-08-2014 » Ridenour, Ronald

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Mr. Ronald F. Ridenour

Lorain- Ronald F. Ridenour, 52, passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home in Lorain, OH surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Lorain, OH on September 17, 1961 to his loving parents, Richard and Erlinda (nee: Gutierrez) Ridenour.

Ron graduated from Lorain Catholic High School, Class of 1981. He was a salesman for RJ Reynolds and later was the owner and proprietor of Rag�s Wine and Beverage until 2003. Ron was a past president, a coach and a proud sponsor of Lorain Youth Baseball, he was essential in starting the F League and later he was inducted in the Lorain Youth Baseball Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his sons, Rick Ridenour of Elyria and Steven (Britney) Ridenour of Delaware; ex-wife, Anna (nee: Alicea) Ridenour; mother, Erlinda Ridenour of Lorain; brothers, Richard Ridenour Jr. of Ft. Worth, TX and Raymond Ridenour of Lorain; sisters, Colleen Ridenour of Lorain, Carolyn (Jawan) Robinson of Fairview Park, Celinda (Mark) Notarberardino of Bay Village and Catie (Jacob) Grasso of Amherst; granddaughter, Maggie Louise of Delaware and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Ridenour.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan- Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services (440) 244-1961, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH on Friday, July 11, 2014 from 1:00 until the time of the funeral service at 7:00 PM. A private burial service will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. Memorial donations may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhoome.com.

 

 

 

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Show All » 07-07-2014 » Zimmerman, Rosemary

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Mrs. Rosemary M Zimmerman

Lorain- Rosemary Margaret Zimmerman, 96, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home in Lorain, OH surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 7, 1918 in Johnstown, PA to her loving parents, Nicholas and Mabel (nee: Swasy) Dowdell.

Rosemary graduated from Johnstown Catholic High School, Class of 1935 and soon after graduation she moved to Lorain, OH. She married her beloved, Thomas M. Zimmerman on May 10, 1941 and they raised five children together. Rosemary worked for CenturyTel as a Computer Supervisor, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. Mary Church in Lorain. Rosemary enjoyed working on her family tree on her computer, crocheting, and she was an avid reader.

She is survived by her sons, Paul (Cheryl), Bernard (Krystyna) of Livonia, MI and Phil (Louise) Zimmerman; daughter, Rosemary (Rich) Dimacchia; grandchildren, Richard, John, Anthony, Nicholas and  Gina Dimacchia: Christine Vazquez, Thomas, Brian and Steve Zimmerman; Sixteen great grandchildren; and sister-in-laws, Alma Ensign, Catherine Ann Wargo and Sr. Gladys Zimmerman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Mabel Dowdell; husband; Thomas M. Zimmerman Sr.; son, Thomas M. Zimmerman Jr., brother, Lt. Col. James N. Dowdell.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 4:00 -8:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 9:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 11, 2014 at St. Mary Church, 310 8th Street, Lorain, OH 44052, Fr. Daniel O. Divis, Pastor, officiating with burial services at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Church. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 07-02-2014 » DurJava, Jane

Friday, July 04, 2014

Mrs. Jane M. DurJava

Lorain- Jane M. DurJava (nee: Kelley), 84, passed away following a longtime illness on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

Jane was born in Lorain, OH on April 12, 1930 to her loving parents, John J. and LaVerne (nee: Ault) Kelley.

She graduated from St. Mary Academy, Class of 1948. Jane was Diocesan Certified for the Ministry of Consolation and Diocesan Certified to teach CCD and taught at St. Mary, St. Peter and St. Anthony Schools in Lorain. She was employed at Joseph & Feiss and later at New York Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1989. Jane was a member of St. Anthony of Padua and was active in her parish as a eucharistic minister of communion, a member of the kitchen crew,  the Sanctity of Life Committee, Marian Guild, Senior Sociables, and member of the Third Order of Franciscans St. John Vianney Fraternity. She was a past member of Serra International Organization.

She is survived by her daughters, Katherine Dye and Susan (Don) Flak; grandchildren, Dennis Dye, Dale "Kris" Dye, Diana Dye, Debbie Dye, John Kernaghan, Kelly Flak and Corbin Flak; step granddaughter, Sheri (Rich) Revercomb; great grandchildren, Taylor, Dorian, Kailynn, Landon, Brooklyn and Brianna; step great grandchildren, Rickie Fitch Jr. and Misty Brown; great great grandchildren, Cayden, Arianna, Jasmine, David, Aiden and Kylee; brother, Jack (Barbara) Kelley; nephews, Patrick, Kevin and Daniel Kelley; and many great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Capt. John J. Kelley and LaVerne Kelley; husband, Neil DurJava in 1994; son, James DurJava in 1995; son-in-law, Carl Dye in 2013; nephews, John and Michael Kelley; and niece, Kathleen Kelley

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Secular Franciscans will conduct a wake service at the funeral home Sunday at 6:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 9:20 AM. The Marian Guild will lead the Rosary on Monday, 9:30 AM at the church prior to the Mass. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain, Fr. Richard E. Hudak, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 06-19-2014 » Williams, Carole

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Susan Jean Burianek

Elyria- Susan Jean Burianek, 60, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home in Lorain, OH.

 She was born in Aliquippa, PA on November 20, 1953 to her loving parents, Carl and Barbara (nee: Ryan) Walls.

 Sue graduated Class of 1972 from Hopewell High School in Aliquippa, PA. She married Michael Burianek on July 19, 1975 and they raised two daughters together, Becky-Sue and Kristin. They moved to Maryland and in 1990 they moved to North Ridgeville, OH. She worked at Wal-Mart in Avon, retiring in 2010. Sue enjoyed cooking and she loved spending time with her family and friends.

 She is survived by her daughters, Becky-Sue Burianek of Elyria, OH and Kristin L. (Brandon) Light of Elyria, OH; and grandson, Alexander W. Light.

 She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years of marriage, Michael Burianek; parents, Carl W. and Barbara A. Walls; and brother, Ronald J. Walls.

 Funeral Services are private and are being handled by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lorain, OH (440) 244-1961. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, P. O. BOX 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com

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