Dickson, Douglas H.

Douglas Howard Dickson, age 87, passed on January 20th, 2020.

Doug was a graduate of Fairview High and Bowling Green University. He enjoyed reading, collecting rocks and minerals, sports and gardening. He and his late wife Patricia, whom he was married to for forty years, enjoyed dancing and collecting antiques together.

Doug was a loving father of Stephen Dickson (Heidi), Kevin Dickson(Connie), Coletta Kostohryz (Chris), the late Edward Brown and Larry Brown (Cora). Grandfather of Christina, Douglas, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Erin, Heather, Lisa, Ryan, Nitasha, Sean, Luke, Corry and Chancellor. Great Grandfather of Noah, T.J., Olivia, Elio, Rhys, Kennedy and Emerson. Brother of Gary Tripp and the late Clayton Tripp. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

     A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church, 23080 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, with a reception to follow. Private interment held at Western Reserve National Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Crites, Donald

Donald D. Crites, born January 10, 1938. Passed away January 23, 2020.

Cherished husband of Sandra (nee Voleski). Loving father of Donald Crites (Tracy) and Heidi Louden (Ronald). Loving grandfather “Papa” of beloved Ally. Loving brother, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend.

Preceded in death by his parents William and Gladys Crites and a sister Patricia Meehan.

He served honorably in the US Army; was a 50 year member of Parkside Lodge #736 F&AM; and a retiree of CEI.

The family will receive friends Monday, January 27 from 10-11am at Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9201 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville with the funeral service beginning at 11am. Luncheon to follow. Burial at OH Western Reserve National Cemetery on Tuesday at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Salvation Army.


Schafer, Brenda

Brenda Schafer (nee Moody), age 38, passed away January 17 after a long illness.

Brenda is survived by her loving husband, Brandon and beloved son, Gavin.  Dear daughter of Rick and Marie Wolfe.  Sister of Michael Moody, Tina Kowalski (Ben), Brandy DeRock (Adam Serviss), Melody DeRock (Steve Calzone), Shiloh Wilson (Scott) and Shaunon Wolfe.  Dear aunt to nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held in Colorado.

Stoianoff, Frances E.

Frances E. Stoianoff, age 79, passed away January 18, 2020.   She is survived by her son, DJ Stoianoff (Stephanie); grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brittany, and Thomas Stoianoff; and her companion, Peter Collin.  She came from a family of 11, of whom 4 are surviving.


Frances was preceded in death by her parents, George & Addie Peters; husband, Donald Stoianoff; daughter, Mary Ellen Stoianoff; and 6 brothers and sisters.


Frances loved bird watching and going for rides in the country.  


A private family Celebration of Life will be held.

Kodric, Loretta L.

Loretta Louise Kodric, age 77, passed away peacefully with her family by her side.  She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 21, 1942, to the late Peter and Louise Kristofco.  She is survived by her children Loretta, Marjan (Christina), Anita (Matthew) and Veronica (David), and the blessing of 9 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marjan Kodrac.

Loretta had a long time career as an LPN, and did clerical work in her later years.  She enjoyed traveling and shopping.  Her hobbies were cross stitching and artwork.

The family will receive friends at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, on Saturday from 9 – 11 am, with a Funeral Mass at 11 am.  Burial to follow at All Saints Cemetery.  Bollinger Funeral Services assisted the family.  www.bollingerfuneral.com

Gannon, William J.

William J. Gannon, age 83, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Loving husband of Ann Gannon (deceased); father of William Gannon Jr.; step Father of Patricia Gordon;  Grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all he met.

William served in the 187th Airborne Infantry Combat Team, U.S. Army Paratrooper during the Korean War,

Rakkasans Regiment – “Let Valor Not Fail”.  He was proud member of the American  Legion

Berea Post 91 and Sandusky Post 83, as well as the Irish American Club in N.Olmsted.

Graveside services will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Tuesday, December 17 at 11:00 am.


Ziegenhine, Robert B.

Robert B. Ziegenhine, age 76, passed away December 4, 2019.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Marie; his loving daughters, Lisa (David) Cosgriff and Amy (Vincent) Depew; and his dear grandchild, Jesse Cosgriff.  He is also survived by his siblings and nieces and nephews.

Robert was a devout Jehovah’s Witness, and will be greatly missed by his Strongsville congregation.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 1:30 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 24000 Royalton Road.

Kott, Jack C.

JACK C. KOTT, Oct. 2, 1944-November 1, 2019.

Beloved father of Bryan, Matthew, and Jaclyn Kott. Dear grandfather of Dylan, Austin, Jason, Katelyn, and Nathan. Former husband of Lynne Kott. Brother of Mike Kott.

Preceded in death by his father, John Kott, mother, Mae Salyards, stepfather, John Salyards, and sister, Chris Smith (Dave, surviving).

A private family service will be held.

Tokheim, Marilyn

Marilyn A. Tokheim, age76, passed away  peacefully April 30, 2019. She loved her family, quilting, and working in her flower beds.  Marilyn had many adventures, such as attending Macalester College, and running a farm, raising beef cattle and chickens. Her love of God’s creatures was very passionate. Later in life she loved running & entertaining guests at Grandmas house B&B.  Marilyn was also a  member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Smithville, and belonged to the Women’s Circle Group at the church.

Marilyn is survived by her children Nathan Farver and Rachel Grifo (Anthony); grandson, Lance Daniel Grifo; brothers,  Roger Tokheim (Carrie) and Gene Tokheim (Lucy); and her former husband, David Farver.

A memorial service and luncheon will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 777 S. Summit St., Smithville, on Thursday, May 16 at 3:00 pm.

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.