Bayless, Wendy L.

Wendy L. Bayless, age 53, passed away November 19, following a brief illness. Wendy was a loving, giving, sharing woman, and was a second mother to many. She loved children, and was a beloved Nana.

Wendy is survived by her children, Carlos Caraballo, Dominic Caraballo, and Jill Bayless.; her grandchildren, Antonio Caraballo, Mia Bayless and Liahna Caraballo; fiancé, Jim Campbell; siblings, Darlene Rouse, Lorri Digenova, twin sister Robin Ecolano, and Tammy Campbell; numerous nieces and nephews; and her former husband, Billy Bayless.

There will be a celebration of life at Fellowship Baptist Church, 901 W. Liberty St., Medina on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 3:00 pm. Please check Wendy’s obituary at The service information will be posted there when details are finalized. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jill to assist with funeral expenses.

West, James A. Jr.

James A. West Jr. passed away November 14, 2017.  James is survived by his loving wife, Val; daughters, Michele West (Mike Maynard) and Theresa Kibort (Ed), grandchildren, Alexandra, Paul, Tony and Vince; great granddaughter, Halle; mother, Joyce West; and sisters, Linda Fitros and Tish Mills.

The family will receive friends at Grace Church, 7393 Pearl Road, Middleburg Hts. on Saturday, November 18 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, followed by a memorial service at 1:30.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Road, Parma, OH 44134.

Inurnment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Friday, November 24 at 11:00 am.


Finn, Martha S.

Martha S. Finn (nee Iglai) of Brunswick, quietly passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. She was born in Cleveland to Andrew and Genevieve Iglai.   A graduate of Holy Name, she worked at Ohio Bell, Sears, and the Cleveland Clinic.

Martha is survived by her husband, Pat; brothers, Joseph and Lawrence Iglai; nieces and nephews; and was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Andrew.

The family will receive friends at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Rd., Brunswick on Friday, Nov. 17 from 9am – 10am with the Mass beginning at 10am followed by a luncheon.

Klasek, David J

David J. Klasek, age 51, passed away on Thursday, November 9 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a fighter, and he helped and touched many people’s hearts.

David is survived by his daughter, Shannon Klasek; step children, Sarah Yuschak (Brian), Rebecca Midea (Joe), and Rachel Wyatt (Charlie); parents, Clarence and Kathryn Klasek; sisters, Laurie Baker (Jim), and Shelly Lotz (Dean); along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends.

The family will receive friends at St. Colette Catholic Church, 330 W. 130 St., Brunswick on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9:30am – 11am with the Mass beginning at 11am.

Glaze, Michael F.

MICHAEL F. GLAZE, 61 of Brunswick, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Susan; sons, Michael (Missy) and Thomas; grandchildren, Grant, Kenny, and Zoey; father, Walter (Rita, deceased); and brother, Gary. Michael was a happy man who cared about his family, loved life, and was loved by many friends and relatives.

A Celebration of Michael’s life is being planned for a later date.

Simmons, Carole Y.

CAROLE Y. SIMMONS, (nee Yezerski), 72, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. She worked at American Greetings for over 15 years and was a member of Life Spring Church in Valley City. Carole enjoyed making stained glass items and was devoted to her grandchildren.

Carole is survived by her husband, George; children, Dan Cogan (Dana), Doug Cogan (Denise), and Desta Cogan (Michael Schwendau); step daughter, Debbie Simmons; and grandchildren, Michael, Jess, Sally, Casey, Jack, Alexandra, Rebecca, Jackson, and Shannon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Helen Yezerski; and her siblings, Geraldine Grazuil, John Yezerski, and Don Yezerski.

A Memorial Service will be held at Life Spring Church, 1638 Lester Rd., Valley City, OH on Friday, November 3 at 11am, with a time of fellowship to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the church would be appreciated.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Dickson City, Pennsylvania.

Goodson, Doretta J.

DORETTA J. GOODSON (nee Griffith), age 73 of Brunswick, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born in West Virginia and has lived in Brunswick since 1959. Doretta loved her dogs and life in general, especially running her own Beauty Shop for over 40 years.

Doretta is survived by her husband Willie K. Goodson; sons, James Brunning, Willie Goodson (Sandy), Gerald Goodson, Michael Goodson (Leah), and Randy Goodson (Renee); one daughter, Paula Gallagher; one granddaughter, Jessica Gallagher; several great grandchildren; and brothers, Paul, Mack, and David Griffith. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Judy Sheehan.

The family will receive friends at the Brunswick Church of the Nazarene, 3965 Center Rd., Brunswick on Thursday, November 2 from 5-8pm. The funeral service will be held at the church on Friday beginning at 10am. Burial to follow at Eastlawn Memory Gardens.


Provenzale, Paul G.

PAUL G. PROVENZALE, 89, passed away on Saturday, October 21. He spent his life doing what he loved – spending time with his family, delivering Meals on Wheels, bowling, building new contraptions, and finding a new place to put a sticky note!

Paul is survived by his children, Paul W. (Cheri), Brett (Charlene), Denise (Jeff Oberg), and Scott G. (Christine); grandchildren, Nick, Joe, Ashley, Matthew, and Nick Oberg; great grandchildren, Joey, Guiliana, Alyssa, Adelynn, and Edie; and siblings, Katherine Tesmer (Ed), Rose Marie Ely (Bill, deceased), and Anthony, Jr. (Celeste, deceased) and was preceded in death by his wife Marlene (nee Pylick).

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to either Hospice of the Western Reserve, or the Senior Citizens Resources, Inc., 3100 Devonshire Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109. The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 4334 PEARL RD., CLEVELAND on Thursday from 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 4940 Broadview Rd. on Friday at 10am. Interment with honors will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

Taylor, Clarence A.

Clarence A Taylor, of Medina OH, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017

Clarence was born in Portland Oregon June 20, 1938 Clarence was married to Cleda Taylor on May 20 1957; they were married 58 years.
Clarence worked as a Vending Machine Mechanic for Automatic Sales for 31 Years. He enjoyed working on cars in his younger days and spent his later years as a hobby woodworker.

Clarence is survived by sons Brian (Susan) and Brad (Mary) Taylor; Grandchildren, Justin Taylor, Jessica Taylor, Garrett Taylor, Zach Goodin, and Carlie Oliveras (Joseph) , and other family and friends. Clarence was preceded in death by his wife Cleda.

Gutzky, Rev. Heidi

REV. HEIDI GUTZKY, 92 of N. Ridgeville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 14 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was devoted to her late husband, Walter and her family, especially her grandchildren. Heidi also devoted her life to Ministry, and studying and teaching Metaphysics. She had been a child care provider for 40 years.

Heidi is survived by her daughters, Diane Ratusz (Frank), Bonnie Stoffer (William, deceased), and Christine Mealey (Andy); grandchildren, Jason Ratusz, David Mealey, Dan Davis, Christopher Mealey, Misty Stachowicz, Heidi Shindledecker, and Michael Mealey; and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter; her siblings, and one great grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the LISTON FUNERAL HOME, 36403 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville on Tuesday from 4-7pm with the funeral ceremony beginning at 7pm. The inurnment will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Friday at 10:45am.