Galko, Irene

Irene Galko died on Sunday, February 11.  She was born on April 7, 1925.  Her successful career in trusts at Bache & Co. and National City Bank blazed a trail for women in financial services.

Irene was preceded in death by parents John and Rose Fiatal,  and her husband, Andrew Galko.   She is survived by sister-in-law Rose Galko, cousin David Golya, and numerous relatives across the country.

A private celebration of Irene’s life will take place this spring.   Contributions in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, Mission Advancement Office, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH  44024.

Waite, Ethel L.

Ethel L Waite (nee Hemeyer) 96 of Brunswick, passed away Sunday February 11th.  Born in Cleveland Ohio to William and Marie Hemeyer, Ethel moved to Brunswick in 1934, graduating from Brunswick High School in 1938.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband Charles and her brother Wallace.  She is survived by her four sons and their wives, Dennis (Shirley), Roy (Margaret) Scott (Lillian) and Curt (Marsha), her sister-in-law June Kroupa (Fred), 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 on Sunday, February 25th at the Diamond Event Center 1480 Pearl Road, Brunswick,  to be followed at 4:30 by a memorial service at the same location.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601, or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 300 N. Cleveland Massillon Road, Suite 103, Akron Ohio 44333.

Gibaldi, Carol

Carol Gibaldi of Valley City reunited with her beloved husband Ross of 55 years, and her parents Carl and Margaret Paoletta on February 9, 2018 at the age of 77.  Carol was a loving mother and grandmother, who lived her dreams while supporting her husband and family in obtaining their own dreams. She instilled her love of family and animals to her children and grandchildren.  Carol wished to “thank all those who cared” and express her love to Marian, Mario, and Judy.

Owner of Terra II Farm, Carol was an avid horsewoman recognized for three State championships.  Carol co-owned Ross’ R & R Service in Brunswick. She was a former member of the Emergency Planning Commission, Tri-County Zoning Board, Cleveland Doll Club, Arabian Horse Association, and Central Ohio Saddle Association.  Carol served as secretary for the Northern Ohio Doll Club and president of the Berea Historical Doll Club.

Surviving are Carol’s brother, son Mark (Amy) Gibaldi, daughter Mari (Rick) Engelhart, grandchildren Amanda, Jesse, Kristin and Marisa Hare, Sabrina (Chris) Scheirer, Aubrey and Daniel Gibaldi, and great-granddaughters, Adrianna and Katherine. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude: , and/or The Rescue Inn: .

Kuhr, Henry J. “Hank”

HENRY J. KUHR, “HANK”, 86, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

He was a friend of many, who loved playing golf. Hank was an active member of Quarry Masonic Lodge and Al Koran Shrine.

Hank is survived by his loving wife Janet; sons, David (Michele) and James; and grandchildren, Megan Trifiletti (Jason), Mallory Kuhr, and Mason Kuhr.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 3pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Community, 4931 Nettleton Rd., Medina, OH 44256. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Western Reserve Masonic Community, or Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, OH 44256.


Todorov, Andrei (Bud) G.

Andrei (Bud) G. Todorov, at the age of 76 years, passed from this earth on Saturday January 20, 2018 at his home in Brunswick, Ohio.  He was born on September 12, 1941.

He is survived by his loving wife, Karen (Leonhardt) Todorov, married 45 years.  His sons Theodore and Nicholas; his granddaughters, Angela and Annie; his siblings, Ileana Victoire, Elizabeth (& William) Scott, Henry (& Cynthia) Todorov; and his sister-in-law, Ruth Knapp.  He is also remembered by many more loving family members.

Bud joins his beloved departed daughters, Gina (Regina Todorov) and Jenny (Jennifer Todorov); and his parents, Henry & Cornelia Todorov.

We invite family and friends to gather together with us in a celebration of his life on Sunday, January 28 between 1pm and 4pm at the Diamond Event Center, located at 1480 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212.  Words of remembrance will be spoken at 2:30pm, with a luncheon to follow.

Curtner, Dovie “Sue”

Sue Curtner, 76, of Jonesboro passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 while in Ohio.

Sue was born in Jonesboro on May 6, 1941 to the late Roscoe Tinsley and Sylvia Farrar Burrington. She married her husband, Rayborn Don, in April of 1957 and she moved to California with her husband after they were married. She acquired her nickname while serving tables in California by saying “Hi, my name is Sue, how do you do?” She returned to Jonesboro in 1994 to be close to most of her family. Sue’s house was always welcoming of any family that needed her. Along with her own children, she raised her sister’s (Alma) children upon her passing until they were adults. As the matriarch of the family, she also helped raise her grandchildren and even some great grandchildren with lots of love, humor, discipline and home-cooked meals (including everyone’s favorite, biscuits and gravy).

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rayborn Don Curtner; her sisters Alma Hutchison and Marie Hanks; grandson, Dennis Curtner Jr.

She is survived by her two sons, Dennis Curtner of Calico Rock, and Michael Curtner (Tia) of Jonesboro; three daughters, Elaine Barnhart (Merl) of Ohio, Misty Moreno (Guy) of Jonesboro, and Johanna Curtner of Ohio; fifteen grandchildren, Rayborn Ford, Heather Schramm, Alex Zazueta, Nikita Gale, Nick Dolittle, Andrew Moreno, Alysha Bowers, Elena Moreno, Guy Moreno Jr., Leah Moreno, Desirae Hernandez, Martin Navarro, Natalie Navarro, Lee Curtner, and Aiden Curtner; seventeen great grandchildren, Jamie, Alysha, Aubreigh, Rayla, Makenzie, Mason, Hallie, Liam, Hannah, Evan, Caterina, Ray Jr., Ashley, Haley, Waylon, Asher, and Annistyn; and a host of other family and friends.

A private family visitation will be from 6pm-8pm on Tuesday at Faith Walk Church, 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212. Interment will be private with Bollinger Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Lopez, Edwin Michael

EDWIN MICHAEL LOPEZ, “COOLTY”, passed away on January 14, 2018 at the age of 64.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ismael and Ana Lopez. He will be dearly missed by his one brother and seven sisters. Dear brother, our memories of you will always be in our hearts. Until we meet again, our salute to you.

Rocco, June Ann

ROCCO, JUNE ANN, age 84, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her treasured family and friends.

Loving sister of Carl J. Rocco. Cherished aunt to Angela Laduca (deceased) and many other nieces and nephews, who will always carry her memory in their hearts. Preceded in death by her parents, John & Carmella Rocco, and her siblings, Linda Olivero, James Rocco, Ben Rocco, Helen Guciardo, Sara Buemi, Frances Martines, and Marlene Mauer.

Please join the family at St. John Bosco Church, 6480 Pearl Rd. on Friday at 10am for the Mass. Inurnment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Madar, Louis S. Jr.

LOUIS S. MADAR, JR., 63. Called home to the Lord on Nov. 16, 2017.

Beloved husband of 39 years to Donna (nee Grzelak). Dear father to Louis S. Madar, III and Melissa M. Holt (Scott). Grandfather of Graham and Blake Holt. Survived by twin brother, Andrew; sister, Frances Hassel (Henry); and “brother” Robert Seredick (Annette); brother-in-law of Joseph S. and Martha Grzelak, Jr.. Loving son of Joseph and Aldona Grzelak (both deceased), and Louis and Elizabeth Madar, Sr. (both deceased).

Mass of Christian Burial at 11am Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 923 Pearl Rd., Brunswick where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date.

Klasek, Ruth A.

KLASEK, RUTH A., 94, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at her home.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Thacker; grandchildren, Jennifer, Tania, and Anthony; great grandchildren, Rachelle, Sonja, Anastasia, and Sage. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joseph C. Klasek; son, Ronald J. Klasek, and sister, Elizabeth Spangler.

Private graveside service. The family will receive friends from 2-4pm Wednesday at Linda’s Strongsville residence.