Kilfoyle, James E.

James E. Kilfoyle (Jim E.), 55, of Cleveland, unexpectedly entered into Eternal Peace on April 12, 2018.  Jim E. was born on December 29, 1962 in Lakewood, Ohio.  He was a graduate of St. Edwards High School in Lakewood.  He enjoyed the outdoors.  If he wasn’t hiking or biking, he was fixing something for someone.

Jim leaves behind his parents, James K. Kilfoyle of Cave Creek, Arizona and Bonnie Kilfoyle (Steve Werderitsch) of Brunswick Hills, Ohio; his siblings, Steve, and Amy Penn (James); Nephews and nieces, Heather, Shawn, Bevin, Raymond and Owen Penn.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael.

Jim had a big heart, and he gave unselfishly of himself in many ways to many people.  He leaves behind a legacy of smiles and kindness to all.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 1:30 pm at Slone & Co. Funeral Directors, 13115 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, with a celebration of his life following.  Inurnment will follow at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Lifebanc, 4775 Richmond Road, Cleveland, OH 44128.   Jim gave so that others may live.

Bollinger Funeral Services of Brunswick handled arrangements.


Close, Dorothy I.

DOROTHY I. CLOSE (nee Cashin), 82 of Brook Park, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 at her home.

She is survived by her husband of almost 63 years, Stanford; children, Robert (Carolyn), Susan R. Bade (Philip), Alan (Vicky Young), and Gary (Sue); 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma on Tuesday from 4-8pm with an Eastern Star service being held at 7:30pm. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 10am at Woodvale Cemetery.

Viera-Viera, Luz S.

LUZ S. VIERA-VIERA, 72 of Berea, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018. A consummate mother and homemaker, Luz was an excellent cook, entertainer, seamstress, and hairdresser who was very crafty and loved to crochet. She took great pride in her daughters and grandchildren.

Luz is survived by her daughters, Margarita, Kimak (David), Nancy Costanzo (Pasquale), and Adrienne Hudy (John); grandchildren, Tim Ulery, Anna Marie Costanzo, Vincenzo Kimak, Jolissia Kimak, Tyler Hudy, and Alana Hudy; and siblings, Jose’, Anna, John, Christina, Miguel, and Myra.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at Noon at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Rd., Brunswick where the family will receive friends from 10am until the Mass. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ambrose Church.

Taylor, Peggy J.

PEGGY J. TAYLOR (nee Davis) 77, of Brook Park, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Beloved wife of Charles. Loving mother of Pamela Hughes (Lex), and the late Brian Taylor. Dear grandmother of Evan Hughes (Kristina), and Brandon Hughes; and great-grandmother of Kailynne and Karter Hughes. Sister of Billy Davis, Betty Cribbs, Helen Johnson, and the late Jack Davis.

Peggy was a member of Tri-Gate O.E.S., and a plural member of New Hope O.E.S.  The family will receive friends at the Humenik Funeral Chapel, 14200 Snow Rd., Brook Park on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8pm with an Eastern Star Service at 7pm followed by the ministerial service at 7:30pm. Donations may be made to the Ohio Eastern Star Home at

Arrangements by BOLLINGER FUNERAL SERVICES      440-973-7004   

Schneider, Michael G.

Dr. Michael G. Schneider died peacefully with his family by his side on March 8 at the age of 92.

Michael was the patriarch of the Schneider family.  He will be fondly remembered by his children Berndt (Cindie), Karl (Deb), Erik, Lena (Joe) Knight.  Michael will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Michael (Ashleigh), Derek (Allie), Makenna Knight, Hayley, Taylor (Eric) Knight, and Drew and his great-grandchildren Frank and Clara.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Gull Sjoholm, his brother John, and his sisters Teresa Whitman and Magdelena.

Michael was born in Krndija, Yugoslavia in 1926.  He received his Doctorate of Political Science and Economics from the University of Graz and immigrated to the United States in 1950.  Throughout his life, he was an active member of the Brunswick community and the local German community.  He served as president of several organizations including the Donauschwaben, D.A.N.K., Altenheim and was appointed to the Cleveland Port Authority by Mayor Voinovich.  Michael executed his vision of community through the foundation and continued development of Old Mill Village and the German American Business Center in Brunswick.  He was also an active member of St. Stephens Church in Cleveland.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 14 from 10-11 am at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1930 W. 54th St., Cleveland, with Mass at 11 am.  Private family interment.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice.

Schorpp, Sandra C.

SANDRA C. SCHORPP, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Burkett (Brian), Vicki Turner, and Pauline Patera (Daniel); 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Allan R. Schorpp, and a brother, Edward Kepp.

A Celebration of her Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, OH 44256.



Galko, Irene

Irene Galko died on Sunday, February 11.  She was born on April 7, 1925.  Her successful career in trusts at Bache & Co. and National City Bank blazed a trail for women in financial services.

Irene was preceded in death by parents John and Rose Fiatal,  and her husband, Andrew Galko.   She is survived by sister-in-law Rose Galko, cousin David Golya, and numerous relatives across the country.

A private celebration of Irene’s life will take place this spring.   Contributions in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, Mission Advancement Office, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH  44024.

Waite, Ethel L.

Ethel L Waite (nee Hemeyer) 96 of Brunswick, passed away Sunday February 11th.  Born in Cleveland Ohio to William and Marie Hemeyer, Ethel moved to Brunswick in 1934, graduating from Brunswick High School in 1938.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband Charles and her brother Wallace.  She is survived by her four sons and their wives, Dennis (Shirley), Roy (Margaret) Scott (Lillian) and Curt (Marsha), her sister-in-law June Kroupa (Fred), 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 on Sunday, February 25th at the Diamond Event Center 1480 Pearl Road, Brunswick,  to be followed at 4:30 by a memorial service at the same location.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601, or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 300 N. Cleveland Massillon Road, Suite 103, Akron Ohio 44333.

Gibaldi, Carol

Carol Gibaldi of Valley City reunited with her beloved husband Ross of 55 years, and her parents Carl and Margaret Paoletta on February 9, 2018 at the age of 77.  Carol was a loving mother and grandmother, who lived her dreams while supporting her husband and family in obtaining their own dreams. She instilled her love of family and animals to her children and grandchildren.  Carol wished to “thank all those who cared” and express her love to Marian, Mario, and Judy.

Owner of Terra II Farm, Carol was an avid horsewoman recognized for three State championships.  Carol co-owned Ross’ R & R Service in Brunswick. She was a former member of the Emergency Planning Commission, Tri-County Zoning Board, Cleveland Doll Club, Arabian Horse Association, and Central Ohio Saddle Association.  Carol served as secretary for the Northern Ohio Doll Club and president of the Berea Historical Doll Club.

Surviving are Carol’s brother, son Mark (Amy) Gibaldi, daughter Mari (Rick) Engelhart, grandchildren Amanda, Jesse, Kristin and Marisa Hare, Sabrina (Chris) Scheirer, Aubrey and Daniel Gibaldi, and great-granddaughters, Adrianna and Katherine. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude: , and/or The Rescue Inn: .

Kuhr, Henry J. “Hank”

HENRY J. KUHR, “HANK”, 86, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

He was a friend of many, who loved playing golf. Hank was an active member of Quarry Masonic Lodge and Al Koran Shrine.

Hank is survived by his loving wife Janet; sons, David (Michele) and James; and grandchildren, Megan Trifiletti (Jason), Mallory Kuhr, and Mason Kuhr.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 3pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Community, 4931 Nettleton Rd., Medina, OH 44256. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Western Reserve Masonic Community, or Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, OH 44256.