Show All » 06-07-2012 » Eden, Nathan

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Mr. Nathan A . Eden

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.      

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Show All » 05-29-2012 » Strickler, Harvey

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mr. Harvey James "Jake" Strickler

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.

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Show All » 05-28-2012 » Lorence, Rhoda

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mrs. Rhoda America Lorence

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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Show All » 05-15-2012 » Demyan, Rose

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mrs. Rosalyn M.


Lorain- Rosalyn M. Rose Demyan, 93, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at her home in Lorain, OH.

Rose was born in Lorain, OH on July 27, 1918 to her loving parents, Steve and Anna (nee: Molnar) Zan and she was a lifelong resident.

She was a member of   St. Peter Church in Lorain and Rose enjoyed crocheting, reading, baking and cooking.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Jodi (nee:Demyan) Juker; great-granddaughter, Hailey Juker; nieces Sherri L. Saunders, Lisa Howell, Courtney Wyatt and Brandy James; and nephews, Joseph A., Joseph E., Christopher, Michael, Gary James and Anthony Howell.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph I. Demyan Sr. in 1977; son, Joseph I. Demyan Jr. in 2002; sisters, Irma (Springowski, Csutoras), Anne Huhre(a) and Stella Barens; niece, Tonia Hunt; brothers, Charles and Steven Zan; and her parents.

Christian burial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Calvary Cemetery, 555 N. Ridge Rd., Lorain, OH, Fr. Craig Hovanec, Pastor, officiating (meet at main entrance of cemetery). Funeral arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, Lorain, OH. Memorial donations may be made in Rose's name to the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 


























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Show All » 05-11-2012 » Szefcyk, Walter

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mr. Walter F. Szefcyk






























South Amherst- Walter F. Szefcyk, 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 11, 2012 at Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin, OH.

Walter was born on January 16, 1950 in Amherst, OH to his loving parents, John A. and Theresa A. (nee:Sobotka) and resided in South Amherst all of his life and he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged.

He was married to Rebecca (nee: Lauter) on April 11, 1981 and they raised two children, Catharine and Matthew.

Walter enjoyed staying active in his childrens sports and activities. He and his son participated and enjoyed being an avid fan of the AMA Pro Motorcross.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Szefcyk; children, Catharine of Lakewood, OH and Matthew Szefcyk of South Amherst, OH; brother, John A. Szefcyk of Amherst, OH; sisters, Theresa (Kenneth) Youngless of Amherst, OH and Kathleen Howard of South Amherst,OH; nieces and nephews; and many friends.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, John in 1965 and Theresa in 2004;

All funeral services are private. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. Funeral services are entrusted to Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, Lorain, OH. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 05-07-2012 » Davenport, Timothy

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Mr. Timothy Ray Davenport

Lorain- Timothy Ray Davenport Grasshopper, 57, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 7, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, OH.

Timothy was born on November 8, 1954 in Fernandina, FL to his loving parents, Ernest Jones Davenport and Norma Jean Woods. They moved to Lorain, OH where Timothy was raised and resided.

He enjoyed socializing with his friends at local bars and also keeping in touch with his family and friends over the phone.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ernest Tudy Davenport; and sister, Patsy Susan Sue Davenport.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Ray (Antonio) Davenport of Columbus, OH; Lynn Alcala of Lorain, OH; grandchildren, Bubba Ray, Antonio B, Kayleigh, Mark, Eric, Kassidy, Gabby, Reina, Roman, Toots; and sisters, Teresa Newman and Pamela Fortney.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH (440) 244-1961 on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 4:00 7:00 PM. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 04-24-2012 » Todarello, Connie

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mrs. Connie Butrey-Todarello

Lorain- Connie Butrey-Todarello (nee: Sparaino), 92, entered into enternal rest on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, OH, surrounded by her loving family.

Connie was born in Lorain, OH on August 1, 1919 to her loving parents, Louis and Mary (nee:Ferraro) Sparaino. She lived most of her life in Lorain and as a small child she lived in Sicily, Italy. Connie graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1937. She was married to John Butrey in 1943 and raised three children, Barbara, Ronald and Karen. John Butrey preceded her in death in 1988. Connie married John Todarello in 1991and enjoyed 18 years together before John Todarello passed away in 2009. 

She was a devout member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Lorain. Connie worked and retired from Joseph and Feiss Company as a clothing examiner. She loved her family and friends and especially spending time with her 5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Connie also enjoyed the beauty of her yard and her flowers and loved to cook for others.

Connie is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Ken) Debo of Huron and Karen (Steve) Stohla of Alliance; son, Ronald Butrey of Avon Lake; grandchildren, Marc (Monica) Debo, Kim (Joe) Stumphauzer, Brian (Candace) Debo, Brett (Sarah) Debo and Stacy Stohla-Russell; and great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alexandra, Austin, Hannah, Dominic, Gabriel, Victoria, Brandon, Sydney, Dylan, Amelia and Alyssa.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; brother, Tony Sparaino; and sister, Mary Jo Sparaino.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broaday, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:40 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:15 AM, Saturday, April 28, 2012 at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH, Fr Craig Hovanec, officiating. Christian Burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain, OH. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 04-19-2012 » Wright, Mary

Friday, April 20, 2012

Mrs. Mary A. Wright

Lorain- Mary A. Wright (nee: OConnor), 88, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Anchor Lodge in Lorain, OH.

Mary was born in Lorain, OH on June 16, 1923 to her parents, William and Katherine (nee: Roach) OConnor and lived in Lorain all of her life.

She was Vice-President of Lorain Tool Enterprises Inc. and retired after 25 years. Mary was a member of St. Marys Church, Womens Guild and St. Mary Circle #13. She was also a member of Lorain Quota Club.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Catherine A. Wright; her grandsons, Michael and Matthew Gammons; and many loving friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Wright; her brothers, Edward, William and Robert OConnor; and her parents.

The family will receive friends at Mary, Mother of God Parish, 310 8th Street, Lorain, OH on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM, Fr. Daniel O. Divis, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mary, Mother of God Parish in Lorain, OH. Funeral arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » Kochan, George » 04-15-2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mr. George Kochan

Lorain- George Kochan, 83, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, OH.

George was a lifelong resident of Lorain and attended Lorain High School before entering into the United States Air Force. He married his beloved wife, Lois J. (nee: White) on September 26, 1953. He joined the Lorain Fire Department and retired after 20 years of service. George was a proud member of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 267.  He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State University fan and he enjoyed attending car shows and loved gardening and outdoor work.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years of marriage, Lois J Kochan; and niece, Grayson Alexander.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen; sisters, Helen Roig and Jeanne Sommers; and brother, John Jr.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home at 1:00 PM, Rev. Mark Pemberton, officiating. Interment will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp., where military honors will be conducted. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peters United Church of Christ, 582 Church Street, Amherst, OH 44001.

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Show All » 04-04-2012 » Gerent, Harry

Monday, April 09, 2012

Mr. Harry Richard Gerent

February 3, 1933 April 4, 2012

Sheffield Twp- Harry R. Gerent, 79, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012.

He was born on February 3, 1933 in East Prussia in Archikov, Poland to his loving parents, Emil and Emma (nee: Gatske) Gerent. 

Harry moved to Cleveland in 1952 and worked in a tool shop. He then spent two years in the United States Army, stationed in Panama, during the Korean War. Soon after, he graduated from Western Reserve University and became the Athletic Director at the Cleveland Athletic Club where he worked for 17 years. Harry left the CAC and started his own businesses in real estate and investment. He married Christa E. Wilke on February 9, 1959 and raised 3 children in Westlake, Ohio. He moved to and became an involved citizen of Sheffield Village. He loved traveling, hunting, fishing, keggeln (German bowling) and the outdoors. Every year he vacationed in Fort Myers Beach, Florida with all 25 family members. Harry spent every hunting season in Cambridge, Ohio with his boys.  Opi devoted much of his time to his 17 grandchildren and was an active member of Westlake Bible Fellowship. He was a hardworking man with impeccable character and a devoted servant of the Lord. 

Mr. Gerent is survived by his wife of 52 years, Christa; 3 children and their spouses, Nancy (Bob) Markovich, Karen (Scott) Doane, Rick (Dawn) Gerent; 17 grandchildren, Luke, Erika, Troy, Caleb, Drew, Taylor, Lyndy, Christa, Tyler, Emily, Tory, Zach, Abby, Tommy, Maddie, Micah and Timmy; brother, Walter (Annaliese) Gerent.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Friday, April, 13, 2012 from 5-8 PM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Christian Community School, 35716 Royalton Rd., N. Eaton, OH. Private burial services will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon, OH. Donations may be made to the Harry R. Gerent Benevolent Fund (for charitable causes) at any Keybank Branch.  Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com   

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