Bartos, Donna M.

Donna M. Bartos, 75 of Brunswick, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. She had retired after 40 years of service at Fazio’s and Giant Eagle supermarkets. She leaves behind her husband of 45 years, Fred; daughter, Debbie; son, Joe (Jackie); aunt Ethel Ousley; and grandchildren, Jordan (Paula), Devin, Danica, and Dylan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sabra Hawke; brothers, Don and Tom Hawke; and her infant son, David. She will be greatly missed by friends and all that knew her. We all love you very much. A Celebration of her Life will be planned for a future date.

 

Helbley, William C.

William C. Helbley Sr. “Bill”, of New Castle went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Sunday, August 30th, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was 95 years old.Bill was born on April 16th, 1925 to the late William Ira Helbley and Caroline Ritty Helbley of New Castle Pennsylvania. He was a dear brother and is survived by his sister Elizabeth McCann of University Heights, Ohio and preceded in death by his sister Mary Helbley of Wheeling, West Virginia.

He married Dorothy Joyce of New Castle, October 16th, 1948. He was survived by children William C. Helbley Jr. of Poland Ohio, (Mary Ann) and Thomas Helbley of Brunswick Ohio (Mickie). Grandchildren; Charles Helbley (Rachel), William Helbley III, Edward Helbley, Brian Helbley, Elizabeth Himmelein (David) and Michelle Helbley.

Bill graduated from New Castle High School in 1943 and was immediately drafted into the United States Army to serve his country. Bill fought in World War II and was proud of his service. He served in the 251st Engineer Combat Battalion from July 31st, 1943 until April 1st, 1946.

Bill retired from Wean United of Youngstown in 1987. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, and later St. Mary’s Parish in New Castle Pennsylvania. He enjoyed watching sports, and loved The Pittsburgh Pirates and The Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bill never found a dessert that he didn’t like and enjoyed dining in at local restaurants. He could never spend enough time chatting and visiting with neighbors, friends, and old war buddies.  He was always the first to offer a visitor a drink and something sweet to eat (assuming there was anything left)!  He always had a story and wanted to make sure everyone around him was laughing as much as possible.  He loved the Lord, his family, and most of all his beloved Dorothy.  He will be missed but never forgotten.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to a local V.F.W. or Salvation Army.

A mass in recognition of Bill will be held at Saint Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212 on Thursday, September 3rd at 11AM.

Gamertsfelder, Anne

Anne Gamertsfelder, formerly McClain (nee Musser), 73 of Brunswick, was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. She was a loving Nana to all.

Anne is survived by her children, Patrick McClain (Robert Banka), Daniel McClain (Amanda), Jenda Bastick (Sean), Kathleen Ogden (Ted), David McClain (Elizabeth), and Steven McClain (Tammy); grandchildren, Olivia McClain, Harper McClain, Chastity Kennedy, Kaleb Long, Samantha Ogden, Billy, Savannah, Dillon, Brandon, and Blake McClain.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Martha Musser; two husbands, William McClain and Richard Gamertsfelder; and a brother, Harry Musser.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 25 at 10am at Riverside Cemetery. Please meet inside the main gate.

Bennett, Richard “Rick”

Richard A. “Rick” Bennett, 61, passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 7, 2020.

Rick enjoyed music to no end and would play harmonica, guitar, keyboard, melodica and sing. He extended his love of music to his children by sharing his favorite songs and exchanging homemade mixtapes.

Richard is survived by his loving children, Richard and Amanda Bennett; sisters, Sandra K. Williams and Cheryl Kostura (Ron) and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Gloria Bennett.

A memorial will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Masonic Lodge, 23844 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, with a social period starting at 2 p.m. and a Masonic service at 3 p.m.

Atkinson, Richard “Steve”

 

Richard “Steve” Atkinson, age 81 of Brunswick, passed away at his home on Friday, August 14, 2020. He was a proud member of First Baptist Church in Brunswick, the Brunswick Eagles, and Seville Lodge #74 Free and Accepted Masons. Steve was a volunteer for the BCPAAA, and was recognized and awarded as a tireless worker and advocate for the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive. He also enjoyed gardening and was an animal lover – especially loving his dog, Shaggy.

Steve is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Delma (nee Bower); and his brother-in-law, Morris Bower (Evelyn). He was preceded in death by his parents, Orin and Nancy Atkinson; and a brother, Pete Atkinson.

A Celebration of Steve’s life will be held at a later date, due to Covid-19. In Steve’s memory, memorial donations may be made to either the Salvation Army or the First Baptist Church in Brunswick.

Bollinger Funeral Services is assisting the family.

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Reyes, Fernando Sr.

Fernando Reyes Sr., passed away Friday, August 7, surrounded by family.

Dear husband of Erlinda, loving father of Ariel (Marciel) Reyes, Fernando Jr. (Evelyn) Reyes, Edwin (Jenny) Reyes, Ferlyn (Ed Ryan) Ocampo, and Teddy Reyes, grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of 2.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 12th at the Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, Oh, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 6:00 pm.

Bilski, Joseph

Joseph Bilski, 77 of Brunswick, passed away suddenly in his sleep on Sunday, July 26, 2020.  He was a wonderful husband and father. He taught his sons right from wrong and good from bad. He was firm but fair, and always had a story to tell. He was happiest when spending time with his sons, and they played for the family trophy each year.  He also enjoyed organizing his class reunions.  Joe had been a much-loved employee at Country Counter for 18 years, and always brought a smile to his customers’ faces.  He is going to be missed by so many people.  As long as we remember Joe, he will live forever.  That is our version of immortality.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 49 and a half years, Connie (nee Mosberger); sons, James (Brenda) and Jeffrey (Danielle) Bilski; grandsons, Matt and Kyle Bilski; and brother, Carl Bilski.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Christopher Bilski and brother, Gary Bilski.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be scheduled at a later date.

Brodowski, Michael

Michael A. Brodowski, age 71, passed away July 18, 2020.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed.  Michael served in the US Navy, and was very proud of his service.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Gail; children, Amanda Taraczkozy (Matthew) and Steven Brodowski; grandchildren, Taylor, Justin & Devin Taraczkozy; and brother, David Brodowski.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester & Jean.

Private family services will be held.

Frate, Nunzio

Nunzio Frate, 87, of Garfield Hts., passed away July 23, 2020.  He was retired from LTV Steel.

Dear father of Remo (Kim) Frate; loving grandfather of Vince (Cortney), Valerie, Frank and Lisa, brother of Lino Frate, Emma Ferrante, Pietro Frate and Elda Frate.

Nunzio was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Delphine, and brother Domenico.

A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, July 29 at 10 am at St. Mathias Church, 1200 W. Sprague Road, Parma, followed by inurnment at Hope Memorial Gardens.

 

Lemley, Rick

Rick Lemley, 60, of Brunswick, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 after a long, hard battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Lori (nee Taylor); sons, Christopher (Kelli) and Kevin Lemley; granddaughter, Addie; mother, Joyce Lemley; sister, Pamela Makuch (Wally); one niece and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Minor “Dick” Lemley; brother, Kevin Lemley; and an infant son, Jason Michael Lemley.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 27 at 10 am at Eastlawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.