Lorain- Josephine M. (nee: Bertolami) Taliano, 96, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home in Amherst, OH where she resided for the past year.
Josephine was born to her loving parents, Carmello and Concetta (nee: Orlando) Bertolami on September 21, 1917 in Lorain, OH where she resided all of her life until moving to Amherst Manor in 2012.
She graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1934-B. Josephine married Joseph "Tally" Taliano on October 22, 1936. She was a house wife and worked in retail at Ted Jacob's, Grant Drug Store and Tivoli Theater. Josephine was a life-long parishioner at St. Peter Church in Lorain, OH where she was active in a variety of ministries including Eucharistic Minister, RCIA, Church festival committees, Ladies Day and St. Francis Mission. She was an active member of the Lakeland Women's Club and served as secretary, director and community affairs chairperson. Josephine was a volunteer with St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain; Community Clinic in Safety Harbor, FL; Lorain Palace Theater; Lorain Historical Society; and trustee at the Lorain Public Library. Josephine and her husband traveled extensively for many years throughout Europe, Hawaii, Mexico and nearly every state in the United States. Josephine and "Tally" enjoyed the winter months at their home in Safety Harbor, FL for many years before her husband died in 1984. She enjoyed many crafts and hobbies including furniture refinishing, cake decorating, ceramics, painting and wine making. Josephine became quite proficient in handwriting analysis and assisted her son, Geno in investigations on several occasions.
She is survived by her three children, Marlene Smith of Lothian, MD: James (Maggie) Taliano of George Town, TX: and Geno (Mary) Taliano of Amherst, OH; grandchildren, Jill (Robert) Sasso, Todd (Katherine) Taliano, Lisa Taliano, Michael (Megan) Taliano, Tony Taliano, Vance (Renate) Stewart and Kristin Stewart; great grandchildren, Amara Taliano, Tristan Taliano, Liam Taliano, Gavin Taliano, Kane Taliano, Anthony Taliano, Devin Goodrich, Daniel Sasso, Charlie Stewart and Elaine Stewart.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Joseph; son-in-law, George Smith; and brother, Salvatore Bertolami.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM, Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, officiating with a private Christian burial service to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Food Pantry, 309 7th Street, Lorain, OH 44052 or New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053. Arrangements and services by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, Lorain, OH. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
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Cleveland- Deborah Wright (nee:Milner), 63, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, OH.
Deborah was born in Elyria, OH on July 16, 1950 to her loving parents, Denby C. and Lola R. (nee: Ramsey) Milner
Deborah graduated from North Ridgeville High School, Class of 1968 and attended The Ohio State University. She married Jerry Wright on February 3, 1972 and they raised three children together. Deborah worked at Best Buy District office in Pittsburgh as an administrative assistant for 19 years. She enjoyed reading, writing, poetry and beach vacations.
She is survived by her parents, Denby and Lola Milner; children, Joy (Bill) Downing, Jason (Leah) Wright and Josh (Krista) Wright; grandchildren, Bethany, Tyler, Ethan and Megan; siblings, Dennis (Atalie) Milner, Linda (Gary) Bolin and Doug (Angel) Milner; and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 33 years of marriage, Jerry L Wright.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 4-8 PM. A private burial will be held at a later date at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Deborah�s name to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
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Jesse Gutierrez passed away peacefully Thursday, September 5, 2013 at The
Renaissance in Olmsted Township, OH where he resided for the past year. He was
born Jesus Gutierrez in Purisima de Bustos, Mexico on November 24, 1921, the eldest
son of Apolonia and Viviano Gutierrez. He was a resident of Lorain, OH from the
time he arrived in the US from Mexico at the age of six. He graduated from
Lorain High School in 1940. He married Gloria (nee: Alvarez) who was from New
York City in 1952. He was a proud World
War II veteran who served in the First Platoon of Troop D, 41st Cavalry
Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized of the 11th Armored Division of General
George Patton's 3rd US Army from 1943 to 1946. He served in the Battle of the
Bulge and the liberation of the Mauthausen and Gusen concentration camps. The
Purple Heart is among his many awards. He was an active member of the Disabled
American Veterans Louis Paul Proy Chapter 20 in Lorain for over 50 years where
he served as treasurer and commander. He was also an active member and leader
of the Mexican community participating in groups such as the Mexican Mutual
Society and Neighborhood House. He
worked for Thew Shovel/Lorain Koehring as an inspector for 32 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria; sister, Lucy Shaw; and brothers, Ancelmo Gutierrez, Santiago Gutierrez and baby Jose Gutierrez.
He is survived by his sisters, Mary Simpson and Linda Ridenour; brother, Joseph Gutierrez; daughters, Jessica Malone (William), Mariann Christy (Joseph) and Cynthia Naiman (William); granddaughters, Jennifer Christy, Kathleen Lea (Michael), and Nicole Naiman; and grandsons, Charles Malone, Stephen Christy, and Chad Naiman.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 8:15 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 AM, Monday, September 9, 2013 at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain, Fr. William Thaden, Pastor, officiating. Entombment services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH where military honors will be performed by the Disabled American Veterans Louis Paul Proy Chapter 20. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 3740 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026 or the Disabled American Veterans Louis Paul Proy Chapter 20, 10009 Angling Road, Wakeman, OH 44889. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
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Amherst- Mary Jean (nee: Stigel) Bak died on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain.
She was born in Lorain, Ohio, and lived in that city until 1973 when she and her family moved to Amherst. She attended Holy Trinity School and Lorain public schools, graduating from Lorain High School in June, 1946. She also attended Lorain Business College.
After graduation, she was employed by T. Edward McNamara & Associates Insurance Adjusters, Cleveland; The Land Title Guarantee & Trust Company, Cleveland; The Dingle-Clark Company, Cleveland; and the National Tube Company, Lorain Works. She worked for the latter firm in the billing bureau until just prior to the birth of her first child.
She was a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Lorain, and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, St. Ann�s Branch 114. She enjoyed gardening, reading, drawing and painting, collecting salt and pepper shakers, and studying Native American culture and birds.
Survivors include her sons, Philip (Angela) of Amherst Township and Daniel (Lora) of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; and grandchildren Sarah, Matthew, Maria, and Anna. She was preceded in death by Edmund, her husband of 42 years; her parents, Adolph and Anna (nee: Sonoga) Stigel; and her sisters, Anne Klein and Dorothy Armstrong.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 12-2 & 6-8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Nativity B.V.M. Church, 418 West 15th Street, Lorain, with Fr. Robert Glepko, Pastor, officiating and Deacon Robert Dybo, assisting. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. Memorial donations may be made to Nativity B.V.M. Parish in Lorain. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 7:44:21 AM
5/24/1939 - 8/27/2013Joseph "Vince" Thomas, 74 of Lorain, passed away on August 27th. He lived in Lorain his entire life except for when he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a 1957 graduate of Lorain High. He worked as a welder/iron worker for U.S. Steel and retired in 1999. He loved bowling, working on his model trains, and was an avid reader. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife Teresa (nee Graham) two sons Vince (Amy) Thomas, Columbus, OH and Michael Sartoski, Akron, OH, two daughters Diana Thomas, Atlanta, GA and Amy (Michael) Marron, Avon Lake, OH, and brother George "Mickey" Thomas, Lorain, OH and ten loved grandkids, Michael L., Michelle, Sean, Scott, Matthew, Demetri, Mackenzie, Michael S., Louise, and Karlee.
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Amherst- Frank S. Camera, 91, died peacefully in his home on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Born April 8, 1922 to Italian immigrants James Camera and Teresa Panuzzo Camera, Frank was the first US-born of their six sons.
A graduate of Lorain High School's class of 1940, Frank also earned an associate degree from the University of Wisconsin. Frank enlisted in the US Navy and served as a midshipman and tower control operator on Saipan during WWII. Frank married Maryann Dugovich on January 30, 1954 at St. Peter's Parish in Lorain.
Frank was a lifelong salesman. After a brief stint selling Insurance, he served most of his career in car sales for Ford Motor Company: at George May Ford, Lorain; at Mullinax Ford, Amherst; at Scotten Ford, Vermilion; and Liberty Ford, Vermilion.
Frank was an early member of Young Democrats of Lorain. He was a member of the Italian-American Veterans, active in the Senior Fellowship Club. He was a Third-Degree Knight and served as Financial Secretary in the Lorain chapter of the Knights of Columbus.
Frank was an avid golfer into his 90s and was an active league bowler up until his death. Frank was a member of St. Peter's Church in Lorain.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Maryann Dugovich Camera, of Amherst; son Michael J. Camera & wife Cathy Ramey Camera, of Avon; daughter Teresa "Tracy" Camera Lockhart & husband Dr. Eric Lockhart, of Amherst; son Carl Camera & wife Teresa Weathers Camera, of Austin, Texas; granddaughter Lauren Camera Conway & husband James Conway, of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandson Michael Camera of Toledo; granddaughters Elizabeth and Christina Lockhart, of Amherst; grandsons Christopher and Kevin Camera, of Austin, Texas; and brother Charles "Charlie" Camera, of Lorain.
He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, David; and his brothers Joseph, Jack, Patsie, and James Camera.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 10:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 23, 2013 at St. Peter's Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating with military honors to follow the Mass by the Italian American Veteran's Post #1. Private burial services will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
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Lorain-Arthur Steve DiFrancesco, 84, passed away on August 7, 2013. He was born on October 16, 1928 in Lorain where he resided for most of his life. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1947. Arthur was employed as a pipefitter for US Steel for over 40 years. He also worked side jobs as a skilled plumber. In addition, he used his talents to help construct homes for Habitat for Humanity. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict as a communications operator for the United States Army.
During his retirement from US Steel, Arthur enjoyed spending time in his garden and shared his harvest with family, friends, and community. He was an active member of the Italian American Veterans Post 1, Sons of Italy, and the Abruzzi Club. Arthur was a member of St. Peter's Church in Lorain where he was involved in numerous activities. He was particularly noted for his work on the church shrine and pavilion. For two decades, he was involved in the planning and cooking of the spaghetti dinners which served as fundraisers for the church. He was also an altar server, usher, and member of the Holy Name Society for his parish. He was known as one of the "Minute Men" who would serve the church at a moment's notice.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 63 years, Viola DiFrancesco (nee: DiPasquale) of Lorain; children, Diane (David) Karolak of Lorain, Steven (Lisa) DiFrancesco of Oswego, Illinois, and Debra (James) Miadock of Lorain; along with 7 grandchildren and two great granddaughters; brothers, Angelo Marino (Margaret) DiFrancesco, Paul (Terri) DiFrancesco, and Frank DiFrancesco, all of Lorain; sisters, Delores Tompkins of Elyria and Anita Hook of Ojai, California.
was preceded in death by his parents, Erminio and Rachel (nee Paoloemilio); and
sister, Christina DelGrosso .
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Closing prayers will be at held at the funeral home on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Peter�s Church, 3655 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
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Lorain- Eurosia "Rose" (nee: Ianni) Naelitz, 85, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013 at Amherst Manor in Lorain, OH.
Born in Lorain on May 25, 1928, Rose was raised in Lorain and had resided in Sheffield Lake, Sheffield Village and most recently in Amherst at Amherst Manor. She graduated from Lorain High School in 1946B, excelling in stenography. Rose married Daniel J. Naelitz, Jr. on June 5, 1948 at St. Peter's Church, Lorain.
Rose was the oldest "Ianni Girl", the five sisters being known for their beautiful eyes and sparkling personalities. She worked as a teen in Muir's drugstore and was remembered there for matching the shade of her nail polish to her sweaters. Rose was a cashier at A&P, Kroger, and Fisher's during the 1950's & 1960's. She loved this type of work; plenty of math and the opportunity to meet many people.
Rose worked as a collector at H.D. Sloan from 1968-1972, winning many prizes for being top collector due to her kind and compassionate style of bill collecting. With her first bonus of $50, Rose purchased her daughter Annette's first sewing machine.
An avid vintage collector of all things beautiful and delicate; Rose enjoyed running her own garage sales steadily in the 90's, and helping her sister Clara at JAYMAR Trading Post in Lorain. In her younger years, she modeled for Rosa Bee's and Style Center. Rose took pride in being 5'10" and loved fashion. Especially in the 1940's, and throughout her married life, she and her husband struck quite a figure as Rose was a tall, dark-haired beauty and Dan was a 6'2" handsome blonde.
Rose excelled at baking and cooking, having mastered every type of ethnic food. In addition to her Italian upbringing, Rose prepared fabulous chicken paprikash, stuffed cabbage, nut roll, and even homemade chop suey. Her lemon meringue and banana cream pies will always be the favorites of her nephews, Patrick and Kevin Riley. Breading up and frying the fresh perch her husband and son Danny caught was another delicacy that Rose mastered. She also made homemade bread and pastries nearly everyday of her married life.
If given the choice, Rose enjoyed chinese food, the movie "ET", and the singer Meatloaf.
She was one of the first women in the Lorain area to undergo rhinoplasty back in 1960. Rose was proud of the fact that the successful outcome of having her "nose done" inspired and encouraged many women to do the same.
A current member of St. Mary's Parish, Lorain, Rose also had belonged to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Sheffield Lake; St. John's Parish, Lorain; and St. Teresa's Parish, Sheffield Village.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Daniel J. Naelitz, Jr. in 1998 and her parents, Emidio and Domencia (nee: Fiorvanti) Ianni.
Rose will be missed deeply by her son Daniel J. (Terra) Naelitz, III, and her daughter Annette (Joseph) Corrao, both of Lorain. Her sisters Gina Atanasoff of Columbus, Mary M. Riley and Vincy Nagy, both of Amherst, and Clara James, of Lorain and sister-in-law of 66 years, June Naelitz of Avon and cousin Eleanor (nee: DeSantis) DiLuciano. Grandchildren Brandy Rose Sullivan, Daniel Jason Naelitz, Michelle, Amber, and Vincent Naelitz, and Vanessa Isler, great-grandchildren Iris Richter, Aaron Elliott, Braedon and Noah Naelitz, Lauren Sullivan, Zoey Isler and great-great-grandsons Nathan and Liam Richter.
Nephews Patrick Riley, Kevin Riley, Matthew James, David and Mark Atansoff, and Bobby Nagy. Nieces Jeanne Tishma, Athena Scrofano, Kathleen Shadley, goddaughter Gerri Ann Stomps, Mary Jo Balk, Jeanne Fulton, Helen Nagy, and Gina Nagy-Burns, and many great nieces and nephews.
Rose and her family would like to express a special thanks to the staff at Amherst Manor for their kind care, especially Lexi, Anna, Carla, Chris, Lindsay, Tabitha and roommate Margaret Johnson.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:20 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Church, 310 8th Street, Lorain, OH 44052, Fr. James Becherer, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
Margaret "Maggie" McDermott (nee Mackin), 100, passed away peacefully at Avon OaksNursing Home on Wednesday, July 3rd, surrounded by family and friends.
Margaret was born on July 18, 1912 in Cloughbrack, County Galway, Ireland to Patrick and Bridget Mackin. She was the youngest daughter in the family of four sisters and eight brothers. She came to the United States at the age of 26 to join many of her family already here in Ohio.
Margaret's family in Ireland lived on a farm in a rural part of County Galway and she had many experiences helping with the chores as well as fishing with her father and cutting the "turf". She passed along her love of the "old country" to family through her many stories. One of her favorite pastimes was sneaking out with her brothers to attend the local dances. Any Irish music would get her feet moving even at 100 years old.
Margaret's love of dancing led to meeting her husband, Joseph Albert McDermott, at a dance at the Westside Irish American Club. They were married in 1942.
Margaret worked at Lorain St. Joseph's Hospital as a Nurse's Aide and then in Central Supply for 36 years. She loved gardening, knitting and watching her television shows.
The most important thing to Margaret was her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph in 1962, her sons, John "Jack" and Leonard Thomas, and her mother, father and her eight brothers and four sisters.
Margaret is survived by her son, Michael (Patricia), daughters, Mary Nowicki (Robert), Jean Berens (Jerry) and daughter-in-law, Mary Kay McDermott (Jack), 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
The family would like to thank the staff at Avon Oaks Porter Pavilion for their care and concern during Margaret's stay.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 2 to 7 PM and on Monday, July 8, 2013 at St. Mary Church, 310 8th Street, Lorain, OH 44052 from 9:15 AM until the time of the Mass. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Church, Fr. Daniel O. Divis, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Mary's Food Pantry, Avon Oaks Nursing Home Porter Pavilion or Wesleyan Village Adult Day Care Program. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
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Amherst Twp.- Valerie G. (nee: Graovac) Suki, 66, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at her home.
Val was born in Lorain, OH on October 13, 1946. She graduated from Admiral King High School in Lorain and she was a member of St. Peter's Church in Lorain. Val was married on June 17, 1967 to her loving husband, Butch Suki. She worked at American Ship Building Company as a secretary, Thew Shovel as a secretary, Tribon Bearing Company in Brook Park as Vice President and Ford in Avon Lake as a production worker. Val enjoyed riding her motorcycle, she was a qualified scuba diver and she loved her dogs, Max and Belly.
She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years of marriage, Butch Suki of Amherst Twp., OH; mother, Violet (nee: Ledzinskey) Graovac; sister, Genevieve Graovac; brother, Albert (Diana) Graovac.
She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Graovac.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Calvary Cemetery, 555 N. Ridge Rd, Lorain, OH (meet at main entrance of cemetery). Memorial donations may be made in Val's name to Friendship APL of Lorain County, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. Arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lorain, OH. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
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