Velazquez, Miguel A.

Miguel A. Velazquez age 77 of Elyria, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019. He was a wonderful, unselfish, loyal man who lit up a room wherever he was. Miguel was a big flirt and never knew a stranger. He was a funny jokester who loved making others laugh. Miguel loyally served in the 82nd Airborne in the Army. Above all else, he loved his family, church, and community.

Miguel will be missed by his children, Michael Velazquez (Erika), Victoria Rivera, Jacqueline Payne, and Dora Maysonet; grandchildren, Megan, Eric, Michael, Halle, Ericka, Morgan, Erin, Nicole, and Monika; great grandchildren, Jaidyn and Ava; brothers, Carlos Velazquez (Carmen) and Rafael Velazquez (Glenda); many nieces and nephews, and his life companion and best friend, Linda Gartman.

Miguel was preceded in death by his parents Carlos and Herminia Velazquez.

The family will receive friends at the Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain on Saturday, March 9 from 9-10am followed by the Mass at 10am.

Hughes, Leoda

Leoda Hughes, age 88, passed away Monday, February 18.  She was a sweet and kind hearted soul who was dearly loved and will be missed by all that knew her.

Leoda is survived by her daughters, Clarissa Hughes and Diane Durham; grandchildren, Ranae Ulrich, Kyle Ulrich, Kelly Wasserman, Joseph Wasserman, Janelle Bilyeu (Scott) and Jordan Durham; great grandchildren, Isabella Danford, Bentley Bilyeu, Rozalyn Bilyeu and Allison Bilyeu; sisters, Roberta Swan, Jewell Taylor and Frieda Calhoun; and many nieces and nephews.

Leoda was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow; daughter, Linda Hughes; parents, Samuel and Bertha New; brothers, Earl and Lawrence New; and Shirley Helton.

A graveside service will be held at Woodvale Cemetery, 7535 Engle Road, Middleburg Hts., on Friday, February 22 at 12:30 pm.

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.

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.

Carter, Clyde L.

Clyde Lewis Carter, 80, previously of Ravenna and Streetsboro, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 after a long courageous battle with lung cancer, with his loving wife, who he cherished more than anything, and family by his side.

Clyde was born on July 31, 1938, in Detroit, MI, to Robert and Bertha (Ballinger) Carter.  He graduated from Southeast High School in Palmyra Township, OH in 1957.  A U.S. Marine veteran and also serving in the Reserves, he retired from Ford Motor Company in Walton Hills, OH.  He married Marilynn (Gaster-Enos) on May 24, 1986.  She was the love of his life.   You rarely would see one without the other.

Clyde loved the Cleveland Indians, and rarely missed watching a game on TV. He even had a TV in his garage where he enjoyed tinkering.   He was a loving father and grandfather, who would give you the shirt off of his back, and you better take it or else he’d “jerk a knot in your tail”, as he would lovingly say.  His wife and family were everything to him, and he was proud of each and every one of them.   Through it all, he had a spirit that no one could deny.   He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife Marilynn, he is survived by his daughters Laura Carter, of Plano, TX, Sheila Carter Perdue of Smyrna, DE, stepson James Enos of Medina, OH, stepdaughter Debra Enos of Ft. Riley, KS, grandchildren Alex (Allie), Hannah, Brandon, Elise, Christopher, Sarah (Ron), Robert, Mollie (Chris), and great-grandchildren Serenity and Carter.  Also surviving are Brothers Wayne (Connie) Carter, Ron Carter, Larry (Nancy) Carter, Sister Caroline Hudson, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents, sisters Sue Ward, Jean Aubert, and stepson Larry Enos.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services.  In lieu of flowers, make a donation to your favorite charity in his name.  Burial will be at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Rittman, OH.

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.

Eldridge, Paul

Paul Eldridge, (1983-2017), passed away August 12, 2017.

Beloved son of Bernice (nee Fenger) and the late Kenneth; loving grandson, nephew and cousin.

There will be a Memorial Mass at Holy Family Church, 7367 York Road, Parma on Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 am, followed by a Celebration of Life at Ripepi’s Gathering Room, 5762 Pearl Road, Parma, immediately after.

Minick, Ann

Ann Minick of Valley City passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in Cleveland. She was born in Phillipsburg, PA and resided in Valley City for 52 years. Ann served during World War II with the U. S. Naval Reserves in Washington D.C. as a Petty Officer First Class. She later worked as a teacher and met her husband while both were teaching at West Chester High School.  Ann is survived by her loving husband James of 60 years; sons, Greg (Jayne) Minick of Sheffield Lake, Kenneth (Margaret Bridge) Minick of Chatham, and Michael Minick of Valley City; daughter Deborah Smith of Avon; seven grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister Helen (Steve) Gentile; and brother Charles (Sally) Yatsko.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Emil Yatsko, Robert Pavlik, and William Yatsko.  The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church of Valley City, 6936 Center Road, Valley City on Sunday from 3-5pm with the funeral service beginning at 5pm.

Todorov, Regina

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of Regina Maria Todorov, born on July 10th, 1982, passed from this earth on Friday December 2nd, 2016, at the age of 34.  She is survived by her loving parents, Andrei and Karen (Leonhardt) Todorov; her siblings, Theodore and Nicholas; and her nieces Angela and Annie, along with many more loving family members.  Regina joins her departed sister Jennifer, Todorov; her grandparents Frank & Edna, Leonhardt, and Henry & Cornelia Todorov.  We invite family and friends to gather together with us in a celebration of her life on Sunday December 11th, between 1 and 4 o’clock. Words of remembrance will be spoken at 2:30, with a luncheon to follow at the Diamond Event Center located at 1480 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212.  In lieu of flowers please pay it forward with a random act of kindness.

Kowal, Louane W.

After a short illness, Louane W. Kowal of Medina, Ohio, born March 27, 1923 to Fred C. Williams and Miriam (nee Weber) Williams, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2016 and has rejoined her husband of over 60 years, John G. Kowal. She was “the captain of the ship” for her family and will be deeply missed by her four children and their families: Lynne (John) Gibbs, Jan (Fred) Graff, John W. Kowal, and Tom (Francie) Kowal. She was a role model and inspiration for her seven grandchildren: Jonathan (Lori) Gibbs, Susan Borders, Kari (Matt) DiDonato, Wyatt (Katheryn) Graff, Drew Kowal, Lindseymarie (David) Szeto, Katie Kowal, and seven great-grandchildren.  Louane was the eldest sister to Judy Goulder (decd) and Susan Davis. She was a proud graduate of Miami University and worked for many years as an administrative secretary with the Medina City Schools. She had a pioneer spirit and a huge heart. She always gave more than she took. Her life revolved around her love of animals as she cared for countless horses, dogs, and cats as well as helped with Project R.I.D.E. and Medina 4-H. She was a passionate Indians-Cavs-Browns-Buckeyes fan as well.  A celebration of her life will take place in the summer of 2017 on the family farm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Medina County SPCA (8790 Guilford Road, Seville, OH 44273).