Rowles, Lenell V.

Lenell V. Rowles, 73, passed away June 17, 2018.  She was born May 24, 1945 in Ft Crowder, Missouri to Eldon J. Milligan and Dorothy (Guthrie) Milligan.  Lenell loved crocheting, playing cards, and food prep, she was a faithful companion, fantastic grandmother and, of course an animal lover.  She worked as a Title Administrator for many years, retiring from Old Republic Title in Akron.

Lenell is survived by her devoted husband, Paul “Randy” Rowles, whom she married in December of 1973.  She is also survived by her loving daughters, Tracie Rowles, and Robin Miller of Texas; grandchildren, Tiana Hughes, Ashley Hughes, Jasmin Hughes, Dylan Hughes, Cash Rowles, Benjamin Rowles and Samuel Miller; sister, Valide Lozano and brother in law Lorenzo Lozano from Canton OH; her beloved dog, Timmy; and, count them, 12 cats LOL.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Eldon Bruce Milligan AKA Toppy; and son, Michael Rowles.

In keeping with Lenell’s wishes, she will be cremated, and there will be no public services.


Wethern, Shirley

Shirley A. Wethern, age 83 of Brunswick passed away suddenly on Friday, June 15, 2018. She was born on May 11, 1935, in Toledo, Ohio.

Shirley was a wonderful wife and mother who loved her family. Family was always the most important to her, as she was devoted to raising her children. She would later work with her husband in his business. Her interests included cooking, reading, going to the movies and Broadway musicals, and enjoying her cats.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 64 years, Patrick L.; children, Patrick A. (Trish), Michael (Lynn), and Kelly Pochatko (Tom); grandchildren, Erin Grafton (Alan), Jennifer Wethern, and Tommy Pochatko; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Hazel Jewel; and sisters, Felma Hyman and Margaret Stacy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 26 at 11am at the Prince of Peace Church, 3355 Medina Rd., Medina, OH.

Nilges, Bernice Funai

Bernice Funai Nilges, (nee Sicz) 90, passed away June 14, 2018.  Wife of the late Walter Funai and Urban Nilges.  Mother of James Funai (Grace), Bernice Leuschel (David), Donna Robison, Bruce Funai (deceased), Kathleen Esposito (Fred), and Kenneth Funai (deceased) (Serena).  Grandmother of 15; great grandmother of 5; and great-great grandmother of 1.

In addition to her husbands and two sons, Bernice was preceded in death by one grandson and eight brothers and sisters.

Bernice was proud to be a housewife.  She was also a cashier who loved to play cards, go bowling and dancing, and enjoyed gardening.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, June 16 at 2 pm, at Eastlawn Memory Gardens, 2869 Grafton Road, Brunswick.

Haight, Ruth A.

Ruth Ann Haight (nee Hood), 63 of Seville, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018 after a lengthy illness.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Ryan Haight (Kelly), and Randy Haight (Karrie); beloved grandchildren, Jordan, Maggie, Kayla, Benny, Alex, Logan, and Mason; sisters, Grace Morrison (Charles), and Louise Stanek (Jerry); and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Ruby (Selzer) Hood.

A private Memorial will be held.

McEwen, Larry D.

Larry D. McEwen, 74, passed away May 16, 2018.  Larry worked as an accountant for various companies including H&R Block.  He also enjoyed his part time position at Giant Eagle, which he worked for many years.

Larry is survived by his children, Laurie Kolibar (Larry), and Larry M. McEwen (Michelle); grandchildren, Anton, Ian and Nicholas; and his siblings, Don McEwen, Patricia Walkley (Paul), and Robert McEwen; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of Larry’s life at Lakewood Woman’s Club Pavilion at Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Rd.  Lakewood OH 44107 on Thursday, June 14 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to or to the V Foundation,

Orchard, Paul J.

Paul Rowland Orchard was welcomed into the arms of his Heavenly Father on June 7, 2018.

Paul was born on November 7, 1927 to Paul Orchard and Helen Orchard (nee Havens). He grew up on the family farm in Brunswick through the 30s and frequently told stories about life in this area during the Depression. Paul joined the US Army Air Corps in 1946 and served in Yokohama, Japan during WWII. He left a Corporal in the US Air Force (formed 1947) and moved back home to Brunswick, where he married Frances Barbara Orchard (nee Reznick). Paul and Frances raised their family of 6 in Hinckley, and enjoyed 67 years of marriage. Paul worked for many years as a Rural Mail Carrier in Hinckley, and had a steadfast Baptist faith that served him all through his life.

Paul was well-known and loved throughout the Hinckley and Brunswick community. He genuinely loved people, and supported and encouraged many throughout the area. Paul always had a joke at the ready, and loved socializing and doling out plentiful handshakes (and Werther’s candies). He will be remembered for his kindness, his joy and constant laughter, his incredible spirit, and his never-ending sense of humor (and also his devotion to every kind of breakfast food).

Paul was met in heaven by his Savior, Jesus Christ, his son Nathan, his sister Rose, his parents Paul and Helen, and his loving grandparents. He leaves behind his wife Frances; his sisters Hazel and Laura (and husband Carvel); his children Sue (and husband Chester Robinson), Paul (and wife Jennifer), and Mark (and wife Andrea); his ten grandchildren Paul Robinson (wife Lindsay), Rebecca, Isaiah, Abigail, Emily LaHue (husband Phillip), Hannah, Amory, Sarah Miracle (husband Steve), Maren, and Cade; and great-grandson Ayden Robinson. He also leaves behind the many members of his community, church, and extended family, who loved him dearly.

His family invites you to remember him with them at Hinckley Ridge Baptist Church for calling hours on Sunday, June 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a service on Monday, June 11 at 10 a.m., with interment immediately following at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hinckley.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks for donations to be made to the Southwest Residential Hospice in Strongsville, Hinckley Ridge Baptist Church, or the charity of your choice.

Kasinec, Frances B.

Frances B. Kasinec, age 83, passed away May 20 after a long illness. Frances was an elementary school teacher, having taught at Parma & Westlake schools, as well as King’s Academy, and was a long time substitute in North Ridgeville Schools. She also helped her husband in their home construction business. Frances was a member of Christ the King church, and was an avid gardener.

Frances is survived by her children, John Kasinec (Beverly), Karen Hogan (Kenneth), and Mark Kasinec (Patricia Grospiron); nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and brother, Roger Linn.

The family will receive friends at Westwood Abbey Chapel, at Sunset Memorial Park, 6265 Columbia Road, North Olmsted, on Wednesday, May 23 from 10 – 11 am, followed by the funeral service at 11. Burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 23215 Commerce Park #300, Beachwood, OH 44122.

Arrangements by Bollinger Funeral Services.

Duffy, Ruth A.

Ruth A. Duffy passed away peacefully on May 12, 2018 at the age of 80. She was born June 2, 1937 in Butler, PA, the daughter of the late Ruth and James Kintz. Ruth married Tom Duffy in 1957 at the United Presbyterian church, and they recently celebrated their 60 year anniversary. Ruth graduated from Butler High School in 1955, and had a long career as a bookkeeper, before retiring as an executive secretary. She enjoyed sewing, ceramics, bridge, reading novels, and traveling, and was a member of the Maqueda Chapter 421 Order of the Eastern Star in Butler, PA.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Tom; three children, Robert  (Bernice) Duffy of Medina, OH; Deborah (Kenneth) Daywalt of Smyrna, SC, and Jennifer (Brian) Borawiec of Cortland, OH.; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grand-children; and her sister, Sandra (Michael) Montgomery.  She was proceeded in death by one grandson.

A gathering to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM, at the Western Reserve Masonic Community Chapel, 4931 Nettleton Rd., Medina OH, 44256

Weathers, Leveda

LEVEDA BLACKWELL WEATHERS (nee Hazen) age 78, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

She is survived by her children, Rhonda Darling (David) and Eugene Blackwell; grandson, Scott Darling (Ashley); great grandchildren, Savannah and Grayson Darling; sister, Faye Hoffman; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clayton Blackwell and Bobby Weathers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8pm with an Eastern Star Service at 7pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11am at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Pearl Rd., Brunswick followed by a luncheon. Burial after the luncheon at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.


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Funk, Anna M.

Anna M. Funk, age 80, passed away May 5, after a long illness.

Anna spent many years working at McDonald’s in both Brunswick and Strongsville.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60+ years, Lawrence; daughter, Susan Pickryl (Brian); granddaughter, Samantha Pickryl; great-grandchildren Logan and Steven; and sister, Susan Revak.  She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

A celebration of live and mass will be announced at a later date.

Bollinger Funeral Services assisted with arrangements.