Prakap, Robert A. “Bob”

PRAKAP, Robert A. “Bob”, age 66 of Strongsville, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021. Loving Dad of Cortney N. Wilson (nee Prakap) (Christopher); cherished grandfather to William and Lilly; brother of Russell Prakap; son-in-law to Robert Weigand; ex-husband of Chris Filley (Duane); son-in-law to Bob Weigand (Sharon) brother-in-law to Julie Weigand, Bob Weigand (Sharon), Wally Weigand; faithful dog Pearl; uncle, cousin and friend of many. Preceded in death by his parents Russel and Thelma Prakap and mother-in-law Blanche Weigand. Passed away Friday, February 26, 2021.

Bob graduated from James Rhodes HS 1972. A  Mason of 40 years at North Star Lodge #638.  Majority member of Fairview Park DeMolay Chapter. He worked as the third shift supervisor, Material Handling for 38 years for the Cleveland Clinic/Cardinal Health. He was one of the pioneers that went to Cleveland Clinic Florida to help with that operation for almost 5 years. His daughter and grandchildren were the twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes. He was most proud of his daughter serving in the US Navy. One of Bob’s true loves was the many cars that he has had over the years.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Patrick Vargo, the other numerous doctors, nurses, specialty teams called in and the J5-5,6 teams of the Cleveland Clinic for never giving up and giving Bob the utmost care. God Bless you for all that you do for your patients and us the families.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Dyslexia Center Inc. – Cleveland. Checks should be forwarded to Robert C. Cygan, Treasurer, 432 Xavier St., Elyria, OH 44035.

Friends may gather at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 4334 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 6, 2021, with funeral services immediately following at 12:00 pm.  Burial to follow at Brooklyn Hts. Cemetery.

Cygan, Marion L.

M. LOUISE CYGAN, 95 of North Olmsted, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A. Cygan; loving mother of Pamela Chesar (John) and Robert C. “Bud” Cygan (Shari); dear grandmother of Ryan Cygan (Julie), Lauren Cygan, Rebecca Canaday (Chris), and Amanda Martinez (Cole); great grandmother of Jonathan McGilvray, Christopher Canaday, Elliot Martinez, and Michael Martinez; and sister of Helen Hiatt of Oregon.

Visitation at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma on Monday, March 1 from 4-7pm. New Hope Chapter #590 Eastern Star Service at 7pm. Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Polish National Church, 5375 Broadview Rd., Parma on Tuesday at 11am with prayers at the funeral home at 10am.

Reilly, Barbara G.

Barbara G. Reilly, 87, passed away unexpectedly February 20, 2021.  Beloved mother of James T. Reilly, Daniel W. Reilly and John P. Reilly (Melody).  Loving grandmother of Luke Jackson Reilly.

In her earlier years, Barbara was an avid skier, and loved skiing with her entire family.  She also enjoyed traveling; having visited Paris, Las Vegas and New York.  Later in life, Barbara obtained her real estate license, and worked with her son Dan, selling real estate.

Barbara was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack, and all of her siblings.

The family will receive friends at St. Robert and William Church, 367 E. 260th Street, Euclid, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Thursday, February 25, 2021, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00.  Interment will be immediately after at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

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Hanwell, Robert “Bob J.”

Robert “Bob” J. Hanwell, 91, of Medina, passed away peacefully while Nancy, wife of 67 years, held his hand Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Elmcroft of Medina in Medina, Ohio.  He was born in Marsteller, Pennsylvania, on August 25, 1929 to Richard and Ada (nee Burley) Hanwell.

Bob was in the Air Force from 1948-1952.  He worked at Ford Motor Company in Brookpark, Ohio, for 31 ½ years, retiring in 1984.  Bob was a member, elder and deacon of Brunswick Reformed Church.  He was involved in Brunswick Youth Sports where he managed teams and coached his children and grandchildren.  Bob also volunteered at the Medina Community Service Center for years.  He loved hunting and fishing.  Bob also enjoyed gardening and his fruit trees, passing that knowledge along to his family.

Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Nancy Hanwell of Medina, son Dennis (Chris) Hanwell of Medina, daughter Kim (Jim) Welsh of Brunswick, grandsons Jimmy (Katie) Welsh of Berea, Jon (Kristy) Hanwell of Medina, Jeff (Katie) Welsh of Lancaster, granddaughters Jamie (Kyle) Taylor of Brunswick, Jen (Rob) Carr of Brunswick, Nicole (Sean) Baisden of Medina, along with 7 great grandsons and granddaughters (Robbie Welsh, Joey Welsh, Madison Baisden, Calista Carr, Tommy Welsh, James Welsh and Aiden Baisden).

Bob was proceeded in death by his parents, all 9 of his siblings, his oldest son Robert M. Hanwell and infant son David J. Hanwell.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family thanks Elmcroft of Medina for graciously allowing us to come there so we could spend time and comfort Bob before his passing.   The family also thanks many friends and neighbors for their help in caring for Bob over the past few years.


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Bob Hanwell’s memory to Brunswick Reformed Church, 3535 Grafton Road, Brunswick OH, 44212.

Bass, Mittie

Mittie Bass was born May 8, 1962, in Demopolis, Alabama, to the late Moses and Hattie Bass. Her family relocated to Detroit, Michigan.

Mittie was then educated in the Detroit public school system. She also went to a carpentry trade school and received a certificate in carpentry.

Mittie confessed Christ at an early age. She attended New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Pastor Jimmie Lee Burnett. She served faithfully on the usher board. After reaching adulthood, Mittie moved to Medina, Ohio.

In Medina, Mittie was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor John R. Peterson. She faithfully served the Lord as an usher and became head of the usher board.

Mittie had many unique ways about her. She loved playing spades, video games, board games, and didn’t mind telling you a piece of her mind. She was one of the realist (as folks would say.) Two of her favorite sayings were, “Don’t call shaft cause shaft ain’t moving,” and “I sure thank the Lord for this meal, cause I sure didn’t know where it was come from.”

The family will receive friends Friday, February 12th from 5:00-7:00 p.m at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 901 West Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256.

Funeral services will be held Saturday February 13th 11:00 a.m with a viewing an hour prior at 10:00 a.m, also at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

Face coverings are required, and social distancing guidelines are to be observed.


Hutkay, Donald

Donald A. Hutkay, 90 of Brunswick, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. Don will be fondly remembered for many things, including his love for his model trains and boats, as well as piloting his remote-controlled model planes. Don also loved his motorcycle, his corvette, and attending the local car shows.  Don was incredibly talented at being able to fix just about anything, and it was often said: if Don can’t fix it – time to buy a new one!  His love, his laugh, and his wonderful sense of humor will be deeply missed by his family and friends, including his dog, Tip.

Don is survived by his daughter, Debra Sako; son, Edward Hutkay (Jody); grandchildren, Matt Sako, Nate Sako, Maria Sako (Steven Simmerman), Josh Hutkay (Elena), Michael Klebowski, Greg Hutkay (Shamalla Gibson), and Cory Hutkay (Ashley Buehner); great grandchildren, Kylee, Grace, Reagan, Lily, Olivia, Sylvanas, Jacob, and Riley; and brothers, Roger Hutkay (Cheryl) and William Hutkay (Georgene, deceased).

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bonnie Jean (nee Sickmiller); and his sister Cheryl Monroe.

The family will receive friends at the Westwood Abbey at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 6265 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted on Sunday from 1-4pm. The funeral service will be at the Abbey on Monday at 11am.  Face coverings are required, and social distancing is to be observed.



Hom, Donna Cheung

DONNA CHEUNG HOM (nee Cheung) age 83, of Fairview Park, OH, passed away unexpectedly on January 21, 2021. Born in Guangzhou, China, she married Willie L. Hom and moved to Ohio in 1960.  Willie passed away in 1991.  She remarried and is survived by her husband, Danny Auyeung.  Willie and Donna had four children:  Harold (Anieda), Edward (Karen), Stephen (Jessica) and Randy (Angie).  She was the loving grandmother to Lisa, Catherine, Brian, Grant, Matthew, Andrew, Jonathan, Brandon, Tiffany and Cameron.  She was preceded in death by her parents Yau Pak Cheung and Mei Oi Cheung, her brother Wai Cheung, and her sisters Ruihe Zhang and Eliza Woo.  She is survived by her brother Ted Cheung, several sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Donna was a gracious host and ambitious businesswoman.  She opened three Chinese restaurants: King Wah in Rocky River, Ho Wah in Beachwood and Li Wah in Cleveland.  She enjoyed serving her customers and treated everyone like family.  She took great pride in developing the Asia Plaza mini-mall in Cleveland.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the non-profit Asian Services in Action, 3631 Perkins Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, which provides social and health services to the Asiatown community in which Donna was a strong advocate.

Friends may visit at the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 1pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm.  Due to Covid restrictions, capacity is limited to 50 total people at any one time. A family funeral will be at the same location on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 beginning at 10am with a service at 11am.  Due to Covid capacity restrictions, the family requests that friends visit on Monday only. The funeral service will be livestreamed at

Gulliford, Russell Jr.

Russell Gulliford Jr. 66, of Brunswick passed away on January 16th, 2021 after being involved in a tragic car accident in Grafton Township. He was born on October 26th, 1954.  Russell is preceded in death by his beloved wife Shelli Morton. Russell is survived by his former wife Lucie Lantz and their cherished children, Michelle Fabrizi (Frank), Russell Gulliford III (Jennifer) and Joseph Gulliford; and his children with his beloved wife Shelli Morton, Ryan Gulliford (Brandi) and Kate Gulliford. Russell is also survived by his beloved grandchildren Nicholas, Vanessa, and Dominic Fabrizi; Mason and Bryce Gulliford, and Eleanor and Marilyn Gulliford.

The son of Sylvia and Russell Gulliford Sr, Russell Jr. grew up one of nine children in Cleveland and graduated as a 5 sport letterman from Lincoln West High School in 1972. Through the years, Russell has maintained close and loving relationships with his siblings and his Lincoln West classmates. Russell was a hardworking and loyal employee of Swagelok for over 35 years and was able to develop long lasting friendships even after he retired.

In his retirement Russell enjoyed traveling, especially to Las Vegas, fishing with his children and grand kids, and working in his garden raising vegetables with Eleanor and Marilyn to enter at the Medina County Fair. Russell was a lifelong Cleveland Browns and Indians fan and Ohio State Buckeyes Fan. One of his favorite family traditions was when everyone got together for the annual Ohio State vs. Michigan Chili Cook Off.

Russell was a loving father and grandfather, cherished sibling and steadfast friend who will be greatly missed. The shock and pain of losing Russell so suddenly will fade but he will live on forever in our hearts. A private service for his children and grandchildren will be held at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Brunswick, OH where he will be interned with his wife Shelli. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. For those wishing to show love and support, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ( or to the American Liver Foundation (


Payne, Robert

The world lost a very special man, some called him “Superman”, when Bob Payne passed on January 18, 2021. He had a friendly smile and was always the first to offer a helping hand. He had a passion for golfing that never diminished even as his condition worsened. He retired from LTV and U.S. Cotton after his health declined but that couldn’t stop his golf game. Bob served proudly in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Sue; sons, Scott, Mike (Laura), Matt (Shawnda), daughter Amber Conway (Dan); 8 grandchildren, Matthew, Mitchell, Mariah, Michael, Lydia, Fiona, Ethan, and Irelynn; and his cherished sister, Penni Vacca (Tom).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert, Sr. and Jeanne; and his brother John (Dorothy).

A socially distanced service will be held at Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 12:00 pm. Private family inurnment with military honors will follow at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Medina County SPCA.

Berger, Edna M.

Edna M. Berger, nee Fleming, age 96 passed away January 19, 2021.

Edna was born March 20, 1924 in Wheeling, WV to Carl Wade and Ora Margaret (Mason) Fleming.  She moved to Ohio at age 10.  She married Waldo F. Berger on November 1, 1946, and they moved to Medina County.  They were married for 57 years.

Edna will be cremated and laid to rest with Waldo in Western Reserve Cemetery in Rittman, at a private family service.

Edna is survived by her daughter, Nancy Adams (George); granddaughter, Courtney Pierce; and great grandson, Brayden Pierce.