Smith, Judy

Judy Smith of Bath, died early Sunday morning February 3 at Greenfield Estate; an Alzheimer’s  facility, with her husband of 60 years at her side.  We are comforted to know that she is now with the Lord.

Judith Mary Bach was born September 6, 1935 in Milwaukee;where she grew up.  She attended Northwestern University where she met her future husband David.  They were married in 1958 and started their family in suburban Chicago.  Judy taught kindergarten for a few years after graduating from NU.   Three of their five children were born there before they moved to northeast Ohio in 1964, where David continued his career in life insurance sales and management.  Two more children were born in the area, the last one after they had moved to Aurora.  Judy raised her children with love and passion and as they began to leave home she played a very important support role in her husband’s insurance agency management acting as cheerleader, sounding board, and presenter of “outside the box” ideas.

Judy’s life changed in 1970 when she began to follow Jesus as her personal savior.  She read and studied scripture which invariably comforted her even when her personal circumstances were problematic. Her passion for the Lord was inspirational for her friends and family.  Judy made several mission outreach trips in the states and overseas.

In retirement, Judy and David lived in Ohio and in Amelia Island FL.  Her Alzheimer’s was first diagnosed in ’07 and they moved back to Ohio full time in 2012 to be closer to family, their church, and physicians.
She is survived by her husband Dave, five children, Andy(married to Brooke Smith), Gretchen (married to Terry Clark), Ellen, Katy (Married to Gary Huggins), and Ben.  She had six grandchildren.  She will be missed by all who knew her for who she was and her beautiful smile and laughter; she brought a lot of joy and brightness into their lives. Thanks to the staff at Greenfield Estates and Crossroads Hospice for their wonderful caring.

Calling hours will be held at 9:30am followed by a service at 10:30am on Saturday February 9 at CrossPoint Church 855 Rothrock Rd Copley OH 44321 (the corner of Cleveland Massillon and Rothrock Roads.) A luncheon in celebration of Judy’s life will be held immediately after the service.
If you wish to make a donation please do so in Judy’s name to Alzheimer’s Disease Research or The Alzheimer’s Association.

Rossi, Maria

Maria G. Rossi, age 83, passed away January 26, 2019.

Maria is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dino; children, Steve (Rosa) Rossi and Marika (Jim) Dienes; and grandchildren, Stephen & Michael Rossi and Jimmy & Robi Dienes.  A

memorial mass will be held February 9 at 10:30 am at Church of the Assumption, 9183 Broadview Road, followed by a gathering in the hall.

Abramovich, Annette

ANNETTE KLOSTERMEYER ABRAMOVICH (nee Arcaro) age 64 of Cleveland, passed away January 27, 2019. She was an LPN for about 40 years. Annette is survived by her daughters, Erin Enczur (Mark) and Kelly Bowser (Alan); grandchildren, Alex, Saige, Makenzie, Sean, Reagan, Kylie, Ashton, and Mason; great grandson, Bryson; and sisters, Denise Moore, Diane Taylor, Amy Fredrickson (Steve), and Dawn Luzier (Tim). Preceded in death by her mother, Annette Arcaro. The family will receive friends at the Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick on Thursday from 5 – 7:30 pm with a service beginning at 7:30 pm.

Sorci, Ruby

Ruby Christine Sorci (nee Humphries) of Medina died peacefully at home with her son, Joseph and daughter-in-law, Sheila on January 7, 2019, at the age of 97.

Ruby is survived by her son, Joseph (Sheila) Sorci, resident of Medina; daughter, Char (Richard, deceased) Hogle, of Lake Villa, IL; stepdaughter, Karen (George) Long of Cleveland; grandchildren, Joey Sorci of North Olmsted, Shana (Michael) Cappiello of Jupiter, FL, Christopher Sorci of Hermitage, TN, and Rhonda (Jim) Hogle-Gallagher; great grandchildren, Matthew of Winter Garden, FL, Kayla and Lizzy Cappiello and Hannah Bourque.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Sorci of Orlando, FL; her parents of Virginia; sister Mary Labbato of Brunswick; brothers, Willard Humphries of Cleveland, Elmer Humphries of Key West, FL, and Jim Humprhies of Michigan.

Ruby was born on September 29, 1921 in Virginia, to Ellis and Lula Humphries.  She worked at General Motors, where she did piecework.  She retired in 1982 to move to Orlando, Florida, with her husband.

Ruby will be cremated, and there will be a private family ceremony.  Bollinger Funeral Services of Brunswick assisted with arrangements.  www.bollingerfuneral

Berry, Charles N. Jr.

CHARLES N. BERRY, JR., passed away suddenly on his 90th birthday, December 27, 2018 at his home. He was the owner of Lakewood Floor Covering for 60 years.

Charlie was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of North Star Lodge #398 for 61 years. He is survived by his son William; grandchildren, Jacob, Thomas (Rachael), Tristy (Brandon), and Charles (Theresa); and great grandchildren, Julia, Charles, and Stella.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rita; son Charles III (wife Kathy, surviving); sister Janette Pokrandt and brother William (wife Sue, surviving).

A private family service will be held. Donations in Charlie’s name may be sent to North Star Lodge #398, 15500 Triskett Ave., Cleveland, OH 44111.

Morris, Erik P.

Erik Phillip Morris

10-13-1975 to 12-26-2018

Erik left this world after a short illness.  He left behind his father & mother, Phillip and Denene Morris; beloved brother, Zachary; grandmothers, Josephine Jarrell and Nancy Dittebrand; and aunts, uncles and cousins.  Erik was preceded in death by his biological mother, Caryn.

A private graveside service will be held at the family cemetery in Emmons, West Virginia

Kardos, Joanie

Joanie Kardos, 76, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018, at her home in Brunswick Hills. She was born, Mary Joan Kardos, December 2, 1942 in Cleveland, to Ernest and Mary (Kaczur) Kardos.

Joanie was a graduate of Ohio University. She taught for 32 years for Richmond Heights School District. Joanie loved hiking, biking and camping at the Ohio State Parks.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 33 years, John Dooley; her sisters, Arla Russo, Doris Morse and Debbie Connor;  her niece, Marie Vasali; and nephew George Russo III.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 12:00 P.M. at Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road in Medina.
In remembrance of Joanie and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cornerstone Chapel.

Roberts, Myrna

Myrna Roberts, age 81, passed away December 14.  She left behind her son, Billy (Victoria), daughters Barbara and Marylynn (Frank); grandchildren, Ricky, Matthew, Lana, Sarah and Danica; great grandchildren Alyssa, Aidin, Daniel, Violet, Nathan and Jada; sister, Ethel and nephew, Bill.

Myrna’s loves in life were her family, her extended family, Parma House, The Indians, The Browns, all family parties and camping.

Myrna will now have the biggest wings in Heaven.  She was most wonderful mother, grandmother, boss and friend. How do we say it — she was perfect!

The family will be holding a memorial celebration of her wonderful life at a future date.

Boresh, James S.

JAMES S. BORESH, age 61 of Maple Hts., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Jim Boresh was many things to many people.  To his family, he was a husband and a father who never failed to bring home wonderful and oftentimes, silly gifts to express his love for us. To others he was an accomplished musician with an extraordinary gift to move people with his music and the louder the better.

His love of Bonsai was beyond amazing and showed in each tree he spent hours upon hours delicately caring for and forming into the exact shape it was meant to be.

 

To so very many others, he was a friend, someone to talk with, learn from and depend on.   All these wonderful qualities that Jim had will be forever missed by all of us and now sadly must be held in our hearts forever as memories he left behind. Jim would want us to take these pieces of him and spread them out into the world.   So in Jim’s memory, give your gifts of love, listen and play your music loud, make beautiful art and share, learn, grow and love unconditionally.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; daughters, Aleksandra and Tessa Boresh; mother C. June Boresh; sister, Jill Boresh; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved pets.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Boresh; sister, Jacqueline Stankiewicz; brother, John Boresh; and son, Jeremyah James Boresh.

The family will receive friends at the First Christian Church, 3611 Center Rd., Brunswick on Saturday, December 15 from 2-3 pm with a celebration of Jim’s life beginning at 3 pm. A private, family burial has taken place.

Scrivens, Cheryl A.

Cheryl A. Scrivens (nee Thacker) passed away on December 9, 2018, after a long illness.  She was born April 28, 1948 in Berea, Ohio to the late Robert and Virginia (nee Matelski) Thacker.  She is survived by her loving husband Dale E. Scrivens; daughters Kimberly Scrivens, Kristi (Patrick) Ritchie, Kathleen Scrivens; grand-daughters Miranda Scrivens, Raven Scrivens; grandsons Declan and Macintyre Ritchie; sisters Nancy Taylor (nee Thacker), Karen Brown and brother Ken Brown II.  Cheryl was the grand-daughter of the late George and Josephine Matelski (nee Jocke) and Art (Pappy) and Hazel (nee Knoll) Thacker.

Cheryl was a 1966 graduate of Berea High School, attended Kent State University and worked at Union Commerce Bank in Berea and Kohl’s in Medina.

Cheryl was a crafty individual who offered ceramic classes in her home during the late 1980s and 1990s and shared her talent at local craft shows.  She was known for her ceramic holiday pieces, particularly her Christmas Santa figurines and nativity sets which highlighted her artistry.

Funeral services will be private.

Contributions may be made in Cheryl’s honor to Smile Train, an organization with the vision to ensure every child born with a cleft lip and palate can lead a full and productive life.  Smile Train donations can be made at www.smiletrain.org.  Donations may also be made to Hospice of Medina County 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, Ohio 44256.