Jennings, Joan

Joan Jennings passed peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Monday, September 19, 2022. She was surrounded by family and friends in her final days and was not alone.

Joan is survived by her ex-husband and devoted friend, Carl Hicks; her children, John Jennings (Lauren), Shannon Chestnut (Nicholas), Nichole Ralston (Carson), April Knack (Chris), Christopher Hicks, and Michael Kersten; grandchildren, Stephanie, Joseph, Emily, Jayson, Jasmine, Ashlyn, Amanda, Skylar, Kayleigh, Leo, and Devon;  brother, Phil Fresenda; and so many other countless family and friends.

Joan was a devoted mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend and was happiest when she was taking care of those that she loved. Joan reveled in the years she and Carl ran their business side-by-side, and loved interacting with the customers, some of whom turned into wonderful long-time friends. She was an amazing cook and avid gardener and looked forward to the daffodils blooming every spring. Her smile and laugh could light up a room and her feisty personality left an impression on everyone she met.

Joan is reunited in Heaven with so many people that she loved and missed dearly, most notably her father, John; mother, Mary; and her younger brother, Joe.

Her love will always be a part of us, and we know she is happy and whole again. In that, we find our comfort.

We love her and will miss her forever.

Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate in Joan’s memory to the American Stroke Association ( ) or the Dementia Society of America (

Gilbert, Jimmie

Jimmie Gilbert of Strongsville, Ohio, born on February 2nd, 1940 in Tartan, Virginia, passed away peacefully on September 7th, 2022.

Jimmie loved to spend his time fishing, hunting, sitting on the back porch, listening to the sound of the birds, and spoiling his grandchildren. He also loved his red truck.

In 1962, Jimmie met Linda (Smoot) Gilbert, and they wed in 1962, going on to have two children, Pamela (Gilbert) Oelbracht (Daniel Oelbracht) and Teresa (Gilbert) Daly (Patrick Daly) . They had a happy family, and Jimmie spoiled the kids with whatever they wanted. “No” was never in his vocabulary.

Jimmie had five grandchildren; Crystal Kubeja, Daniel Oelbracht,  Patrick Kubeja Jr., Kelly Oelbracht, and Tara Daly.  Along with his grandchildren, Jimmie had many great grandchildren; Trevor, Cassandra, Alexis, Kendall, Lula, Kyle, Jameson, Kolt, and James.

Jimmie loved and touched all of us deeply.

A private celebration of life is being held.

Bollinger Funeral Services is assisting the family.

Morgan, Susan

Susan Morgan, age 54, passed away at her home after illness.

Susan is survived by her parents, Wally and Joan Morgan; siblings, Kelly Szabo (Mark), Michael Morgan, David (Grace) Morgan and Brian (Alison) Morgan; nieces and nephews, Whitney and Joey (Kelly) Szabo, and Zak, Lexi, Haley, Tyler, Tommy and Matt Morgan; and great niece, Hallie Szabo.

Memorial Mass will be held Friday, September 16, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, followed by a private burial.

In lieu of flowers, that family asks that you make a donation in Susan’s name to the St. Ambrose Parish.  On line donations can be made by clicking here.

Bollinger Funeral Services is assisting the family.

Hom, Harold L.

Harold Lee Hom, age 60, of Fairview Park, OH, passed away on September 5, 2022. He was born on April 5th, 1962 in Youngstown, Ohio and moved to Fairview Park, Ohio during his childhood. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1980, earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at The Ohio State University in 1984, and earned his J.D. and M.B.A at Case Western Reserve University in 1988. He was a successful solo practicing attorney based out of Westlake, Ohio who focused on immigration, probate, trust and business law.

Harold will be fondly remembered as an active community member. He participated in the Fairview Park Summerfest committee, Westshore Bar association, and Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Cleveland. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Fairview Park Senior Center by giving free legal advice. Harold was a generous, kind, and humorous family member and friend. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, listening to music, singing karaoke, and learning about history. Many will remember him for his annual newsletters, where he shared updates on his life with his fun pictures and jest.

Harold is survived by his wife of 29 years, Anieda Hom; son, Brian Hom; son, Grant Hom; brothers, Edward (Karen), Steven (Jessica), and Randy (Angie) Hom; and many nieces and nephews. His visitation hours will be 4-8 pm September 12, 2022 and 9-10 am September 13, 2022 prior to the memorial service at Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Rd, Fairview Park, OH 44116. The memorial service will begin at 10 am on September 13, 2022. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Harold L. Hom Memorial Scholarship Fund at or to the Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Cleveland (OCAGC) at

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mark Bollinger.


Deamon, Patricia

Patricia G. Deamon (nee Greene), 88, of Brunswick, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. She was a very gifted, talented and creative artist. Patricia also was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and an exceptional friend to many.

Patricia is survived by her sons, Michael Deamon (Carol), Todd Deamon (Ronald), Christos Diamantis (Barb), and Merrick Diamantis (Michelle);  grandchildren, Joshua (Angie), Aaron (Ashley), Brett (Sarah), Becky Woollands (Michael), Justin (Stephanie), Jason (Mary), and Brandon and Heather Buck; great grandchildren, Sophia, Vincent, Phelix, Khaleesi, Adelia, Alistair, Atticus, Evan, Keira, Elysia, Jonah, Nolan, Emberlynn, Kylie, Demetrius, Joe, Jakob, and Elaina; and a sister, Sandra Jacobson (Raymond, deceased).

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas P. Deamon.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Chin, Victor

Victor Chin, 58, of Kentucky, passed away unexpectedly in New York on July 27, 2022.  He was an Industrial Engineer, having earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati.  Throughout his career he worked at several large companies, most recently being employed at Graphic Information Systems. In his spare time, Victor loved fishing, bowling, and going to casinos.

Victor is survived by his mother, Jane Chin; brothers, Rudy Chin and Harvey Chin (Kelley); niece, Alexa Chin; and nephews, Ben Chin and Mark Chin (Tabatha).  Victor was preceded in death by his father, George Chin; and brother, Danny Chin.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 20 at 11am at Strongsville United Methodist Church, 13500 Royalton Rd., Strongsville followed by inurnment at West Park Cemetery in Cleveland.

Paukert, Ruth I.

Ruth Iral Varney Paukert, 99, of Medina, entered into her heavenly home Thursday, September 1, 2022. Ruth was born in Mingo County, West Virginia on December 31, 1922 to the late Henderson and Ida (nee Hatfield) Scott.Ruth was a remarkable woman who loved her family, Country and her Lord. She enjoyed traveling the country with her husband, Ray, in their motorhome.

She is survived by her daughter in-law, Carolyn (Don) Varney Jenny; stepsons, Christopher (Elizabeth) Paukert and Mark (Debrah) Paukert; grandchildren, Scott Varney, Lynn Varney, Christine (Dan) Sobolewski, Lee Jenny and Justin Paukert; most wonderful great-grandchildren, Katie Wise, Nicolle and Connor Varney.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Paukert; her sons, Nicholas Varney and Rodney Varney; three sisters; two brothers and many nieces and nephews.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her, especially her caring friends, Kathy, Kim, Robin and Jackie.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Mound Hill Cemetery, 4529 Seville Rd., Seville. Pastor Ron Dress will officiate.

The family would like to thank Right at Home of Medina for their respectful and loving care of Ruth over the past two years.

Fiore, Ronald Angelo

Ronald Angelo Fiore, 8/24/1950- 8/15/2022

Ronny was a popular Parma Heights star athlete and model student until he was diagnosed with a debilitating mental illness his sophomore year at Valley Forge.  At his core, Ron was a gentle giant, with the biggest heart and best intentions. His caring curiosity brought boundless questions and compliments to everyone he met. A Cleveland man to the end, Ron could recite all stats without hesitation, whether basketball, baseball, football, or golf. Working at his family’s downtown delicatessen, The Sportsman, was a particular point of pride and furthered his lifelong enthusiasm of Cleveland teams. “Big R” to friends and family truly embodied the phrase from his favorite band, The Beatles: “All You Need is Love”.

May his generous heart and soul rest in eternal peace in the company of his deceased parents, Dorothy and Leonard Sr., and brother Lenny. Ron is survived by his three sisters, Angie (Dr. Robert) Dornauer, Judy Fiore (Lance Palshook) and Pam (Jeff) Brown, and their children, Matthew (Alexandria & Maddie) & Mark (Sara), Natalie, and Clayton & Aubree.

He will be forever missed. The Fiore family thanks all the dedicated and compassionate nurses, social workers, and staff involved in his care the last 20 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the local National Alliance for the Mentally Ill,

There will be a Celebration of Life Thursday, September 25 from  12:oo pm – 2:00 pm at the Brew Garden, 18590 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights.

Please share any memories of Ron in the comments below.



Fisher, Karl H.

KARL H. FISHER, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2022. He was born June 20, 1943 in Bedford, IN to the late Russell E. and Mary Alice (Younger) Fisher.

Karl retired from the Mazel Company as National Sales Manager. He loved his work and developed many close friends there. His hobbies included Reenacting for the American Revolutionary War and then the Civil War with best friend Jeff Houston , building muzzle loaders, powder horns, etc. He loved the outdoors – running, biking, and hiking. He flew remote control airplanes. Karl loved his family and was very proud to be called dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa. He was an avid reader of the Civil War. Karl loved to travel with his wife, and one of his favorite places was Kuai, visiting there several times. His company allowed him to visit Israel and provided a tour guide for him. He loved that he was walking on the same spots that Jesus walked. Karl was a member of the CLA (Contemporary Longrifle Association) and FaithWalk Church, and was a volunteer for the MetroParks system.

Karl is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Barbara; sons, Russell (Sherry) and William (Jeanne); daughter, Lori Barnes (Will); step-sons, Mark and Derek Reed; and step-daughter, Terri Vidmar; 3 sisters, Christine Martin and Shirley Fisher of Memphis, TN and Marilyn Neal (Michael) of Austin, TX.  He has been blessed with 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.   He will be missed by his four-legged children, Bengie and Daisy.

Karl was preceded in death by his brother, Charles and son, Frank.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 19 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, with a service at 7:00pm, at FaithWalk Church, 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick.

Because of Karl’s love for dogs, in lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Medina County Animal Shelter, 6334 Deerview Lane, Medina, OH 44256.

McClure, Mark S.

Mark Stephen McClure, 54, of North Royalton passed away on August 2, 2022, at Southwest General Hospital surrounded by his family.  He was born August 1, 1968 in Brunswick, Ohio.

Mark was the beloved son of Lawrence T. (deceased) and Lotus. He is survived by his sister, Laura and brother, Larry (Debbie).  He was the Uncle of Lawrence A., Stephanie Blanc, Brandon Arbogast, Brittany Arbogast and Sophia LaRosa.

Inurnment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City. There will be no service or viewing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness).   Click here to donate on line.