Cynthia “Cindie” Jean Schneider (née Patrick) of Brunswick, OH passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on the morning of March 1 in Cleveland, OH. She was 59.
Cindie is survived by her husband of 40 years, Berndt; her son, Michael; her daughter, Hayley; her grandchildren, Franklin and Clara; and her father, Pat. She is reunited in death with her mother, Shirley and her brothers, Thomas, Christopher, and David.
Cindie’s life can be defined by service to her family and community. She was a devoted wife (“George”), mother, grandmother (“Nonnie”), daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Cindie was selfless, and putting others first was the only way she knew. Cindie’s favorite times were when family and friends could “gather” and enjoy each other’s company. She was also particularly proud of her role as “Nonnie” as she had a tremendous impact on her grandchildren’s lives in a short amount of time.
Cindie served her community by her involvement in various local non-profit organizations. Notably, she spent 17 years as the Executive Director of the HANDS Foundation where she led countless fundraisers that helped the lives of 1000’s of senior citizens in Medina County. After leaving HANDS, she focused her attention on a new passion: raising awareness of addiction and the stigma attached to mental health issues.
Cindie would welcome anyone and everyone to “gather” for a celebration of her life on Sunday March 8 at The Barn at Mapleside Farms at 1:00 p.m. The Barn is located at 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cathy’s House at www.cathyshouse.net.
Kevin C. Walker, 44, passed away Feb. 27.
Kevin is survived by his father, William; brother, Craig; sister, Annie Swearingen (Steve); nephews, Izaak, Simon & Elias; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Walker.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Barbara Ganley, 88 of Hinckely, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020.
She is survived by her children, Leonard Ganley (Victoria), Pamela Bush (Mark), and Kimberly Dunne (Michael); grandchildren, Christopher, Adam, Briana, Jeromy, Jayme, Karilyn, Kyle, Gracelyn, Melissa, Matthew, Leonard, Jr., Ashley, Alexandria, Sean, Erik, and Danielle; great grandchildren, Zayda, Gerald, Benjamin, Hannah (expected in 3 weeks), Samantha, Hannah, Nathan, and Baby Dylong (expected in May); brother, Robert Daunch (Nancy); sisters, Vida Gallagher, and Patricia Cheraso (Samuel); and many loving nieces and nephews.
Barb was preceded in death by her husband Leonard; parents, David and Adelaide Daunch; and brothers, David and Chuck Daunch.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brunswick Food Pantry or the Salvation Army.
The family will receive friends at the Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick on Tuesday from 11am-1pm at which time the funeral service will begin.
Richard J. Wirkner, 89, passed away peacefully on Feb. 20, 2020. Richard was born in Medina on Sept. 15, 1930, and spent his life enjoying Medina. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa (Dangelo) 87, and two daughters, Kristine Bradway of Seville and Karen (Phil) Cupa of Indianaplis, IN. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Edith Gault of Ashland, Ohio and four grandchildren, Jessica Koenig (Seville), Jacob Koenig (Wadsworth), Michael Bradway (Weymouth), Stefanie Bradway (Lodi), Derek Hunt (Indianapolis), and Daniel Hunt (Japan), as well as five great grandchildren.
Richard worked for General Motors in Brookpark for over 30 years, then went on to work over 10 years for Medina Supply Company. He enjoyed working to provide for his family. He also enjoyed keeping a well-groomed yard, and in his younger days he was a fan of car racing. He also enjoyed home projects and improvements. Richard enjoyed a keen with and had a great sense of humor, never failing to instill laughter in those around him.
He was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, and was devoted to being a good Christian. Surely he is in paradise with the Lord.
Mass will be held at St. Francis Xavier church, Medina on Saturday Feb. 29 @ 11:00 am.
STEFAN WEISS, 94, passed away peacefully on Feb. 20 surrounded by his family.
He was the beloved husband of Ursula; loving father of Karin, the late Helga, Thomas, Martina, and Gisela; devoted grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 11.
Visitation Monday from 12-1:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm, all at the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park. Burial to follow.
Robert (Bob) M. Hanwell, 65, of Medina, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Pearlview Nursing Home in Brunswick. He was born in Cleveland on May 20, 1954, to Robert and Nancy (Taylor) Hanwell.
Bob received a Bachelor Degree from the University of Akron around 1976. He was employed by Medina County Employment and Training (Manpower) from 1976-1985 and worked his way up to director. He went back to college and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron, School of Law and passed the Ohio Bar Association, May 1985. Bob practiced law in Medina until December of 2016.
Bob loved to play his guitars and write music lyrics. He also enjoyed reading and anything related to law or legal matters. He was an avid collector of many things and was very fond of animals, both pets and wildlife.
Bob leaves behind his daughter Jamie (Kyle) Taylor of Brunswick, parents Bob and Nancy Hanwell of Medina, brother Dennis (Chris) Hanwell of Medina, sister Kim (Jim) Welsh of Brunswick, nephews Jimmy (Katie) Welsh of Berea, Jon (Kristy) Hanwell of Medina, Jeff (Katie) Welsh of Lancaster, nieces Jenny (Robby) Carr of Brunswick, Nicole (Sean) Baisden of Medina, along with 7 great nephews and nieces (Robbie Welsh, Joey Welsh, Maddie Baisden, Callie Carr, Tommy Welsh, James Welsh and Aiden Baisden).
A private family memorial will be planned at a later date for immediate family.
The family thanks Newbridge Place in Lodi and Burbank for compassionately caring for Bob over the last few years. The family would also like to thank LifeCare Hospice in Wooster, HMC Hospice of Medina County, Alternative Paths in Medina and Pearlview Nursing Home in Brunswick for their care and comfort to Bob in the last months of his life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Medina County, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster, Alternative Paths in Medina or your local Hospice.
Robert E. Burke, Sr., 70 of Brunswick, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 49 ½ years, Cheryl; children, Robert, Jr. (Amanda), Kyle (Dayle), Kevin (fiancé LaToya), and Erin Burke; and grandchildren, Patrick and Molly, Sydney, Andrew, and Allyson, and Liam Burke.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Gertrude Burke; sisters, Maryanne Dinegan, Barbara Harrington, Jane Williams, and Kathleen Sheehan; and a brother, Michael Burke.
The family will be having a private service.
Donald L. Oliver, 88 of Medina, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020. He was a man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed camping and riding motorcycles and if life ever gave him lemons, he definitely made sweet lemonade. Don was jokester with an awesome sense of humor. Above all else, he lived for his family and will be greatly missed.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Judith; daughters, Donna Gutowski (Merryl), and Tracy Ilkanic (Tom); grandchildren, Shauna Fischhaber (Lucas), Hadley Garufi, Hanna Ilkanic, and Braden Ilkanic; and great grandchildren, Joselyn Fischhaber, Asher and Micah Fischhaber, and Rosalie Garufi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mildred Oliver; son, Randall Oliver; and a sister, Carolyn May.
The family will hold a private remembrance and celebration of Don’s life.