Kulas, Sharon A.

Sharon A. Kulas, 50, passed away unexpectedly May 4, 2021.  Sharon graduated from Highland High School and the Medina County Vocational School in 1989, after which she pursued her career as a hairdresser.  She loved all animals, especially horses, and had run a horse rescue for a while.

Sharon is survived by her parents, James and Barbara Kulas; brother James Jr. (Cindy); nieces, Brianna and Madison; grandmother, Eleanor Kulas; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 Weymouth Road, Medina, on Wednesday, May 12 at 10 am, with inurnment at Holy Cross to follow.  Bollinger Funeral Services assisted the family.  www.bollingerfuneral.com

Barnhardt, Ellen J.

Sunrise Oct 8th, 1957                              Sunset May 1st, 2021

Ellen Jean Barnhardt was born on Oct 8th, 1957 and entered into  eternal rest on May 1st, 2021.  Ellen was born to Joseph and Elizabeth Barnhardt who both proceeded her in death.

Ellen graduated from Lincoln West High School receiving her diploma in 1976.  Upon completion of high school, she then enrolled into Vogue Beautiful College, where she earned her cosmetology degree.  Her next accomplishment was traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio where she was able to successfully demonstrate her skills and secured her cosmetology license.  She then began doing hair professionally, a career of which she loved.

Ellen found Christ at an early age and became a Seventh-day Adventist.  She leaves to love and forever miss her, her significant other Joseph Payne, three loving children Antonio Maurice, Mario Pierre, and Tateonna Ellen Barnhardt, two sisters Katherine Marie Collins (Barry), Elizabeth Renee Barnhardt, one brother Michael William Barnhardt, six grandchildren, five nieces, one uncle Bishop David Parker (Ada) of Akron, Ohio, and a host of cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Ellen had the ability of impacting everyone she encountered by demonstrating strength and love.  Ellen will be missed forever by all who knew and loved her.

Graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, 3607 Pearl Road, Cleveland on Saturday, May 15 at 1:00 pm.

God is our refuse and strength, a help readily found in times of distress.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Psalm 46: 1

Holbert, Rancel “Randy”

Rancel “Randy” Holbert passed peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of April 26th.

He was born in Star City, West Virginia and moved to the city of Cleveland as a child. A long-time member of the Cleveland Police force, and a retired Detective, Randy spent his retirement years with his family and friends. A travel enthusiast, Mr. Holbert arranged for many vacations with his family, often to Marblehead, one of his favorite destinations.

Randy is preceded in passing by his brothers, Ernest “Ernie” and Burl Holbert, and his two sisters Frances “Frannie” and Phyllis.

Randy is survived by his beloved wife Marleen (nee Grentzer) Holbert of 61 years; daughters, Lynne Earhart (Michael Frazier) and Laura Hawes; son and best friend, Patrick Holbert, to whom Randy was not only Dad, but also Sports Coach, event coordinator, bowling partner and best bud; dearest grandchildren Erin Hawes (Dallin Sutherland) and William Hawes.

Having lived such a meaningful life it is hard to know which of Rancel’s many accomplishments were most significant to him, but undoubtedly being a devoted husband and a good and loving father and grandfather were of those which stand out to us.

Though we will all miss Randy, “Rance”, Dad, Grandpa, Officer and Detective Holbert, the memories we made together will undoubtedly keep our hearts full for a lifetime.

A celebration of Rancel’s life will be shared privately by immediate family. Honorary contributions may be made to Special Olympics.

Wismar, James F.

James F. Wismar (Jim), beloved husband of the late Sandra, loving father of Jason (Kimberly) and Justin; beloved grandfather of Elisha & Avery; adored brother of Sandy Hulvalchick & much loved uncle of Guy, Glen & Gavin Hulvalchick; beloved son of the late George & Ann Wismar.

Jim passed away at home April 11, 2021.

Jim was a veteran and a true outdoorsman, loving hunting and fishing, along with his extreme talent at building model airplanes.  In his spare time he became a pretty darn good cook.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held for family and friends at a later date.

Barnes, Kathy M.

Kathy M. Barnes, 66 of Cleveland, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.  She was a loving person who enjoyed spending time with her family and her pets.

Kathy is survived by her daughter, Stacey Barnes; sisters, Karen Painter (Thomas) and Beverly Panian (Casimir, deceased); and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Sonja Barnes.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Miller, Frank R.

Frank R. Miller, 71, passed away Monday April 5, 2021.

Frank is survived by his sister, Cynthia L. (Nelson) Miller and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held.

Sutula, Robert E. Sr.

Robert E. Sutula passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021.

Beloved husband of 5 years to Myra Gold-Sutula (nee Hagen) and the late Joan Sutula (nee Niebauer) of 50 years. Dear father to Kay, Bob (Sheila), Dave (Julia), and Nancy (Milton). Step father to Jeff (Sandra), Mike (Lynne), and Ed (Gail) Gold. Grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 2. Brother of Dolores Dray (Roy) and the late John Sutula (Bev). Son of the late Mary and John Sutula.

Bob was born in McKean, PA and lived parts of his life in Erie, PA, Columbus, GA, Lima, OH , and Cleveland, OH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish or the charity of your choice.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 10 at 11am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 25801 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station where the family will receive friends from 10-11am. Interment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon at 1:30pm.

Arbogast, Dairel

Dairel J. Arbogast, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Dairel enjoyed hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Dairel is survived by his children, Joseph Arbogast (Carrie), Leah Lopez, and Amanda Arbogast (Jacob Porter); significant other, Wanda Arbogast; grandchildren, Isabella Arbogast and Frank Arbogast; and brother, Lester Arbogast (Sandra).  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Arbogast; and brothers, Delmar Arbogast, Roger Arbogast and Hubert Arbogast.  There will be no services at this time.

Stack, Michael D.

Michael D. Stack, 53 of Brunswick, passed away in an automobile accident on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was an extremely giving and generous man with a heart of gold. He always put others first and enjoyed helping them.

Michael loved playing golf and cards, and riding motorcycles.
Michael is survived by his mother, Marilyn Stack; father, Daryl Stack (Karen); sister, Suzanne Hahn (Joe) and their children, Kevin and Lauren Hahn; an aunt, Carolyn Kuhl; extended family, Kari and Jeff Massay both of Michigan; Roger Anderson of Florida; and Robert Wright of Michigan; and many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Michael’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at The Cellar at Mapleside Farm, 294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, from 4 – 6 pm.

Alford, April

April Alford (Turner), 45, passed away on Tuesday March 9, 2021. April was born in Cleveland on February 22, 1976, and grew up in Old Brooklyn until the age of 12, then moved to and remained in Brunswick the rest of her school years.

April was the only child of Rich and Marion (Harmon) Turner, of Brunswick; niece of Thomas Harmon of Wadsworth; very close with some special Aunts, and many cousins. Her passion in life was to be an extremely loving, and proud mother of Seaira, baby Turner (deceased), Desiray, and Dakota, and a little girl, Rilyn (adopted).

April’s passion for people and bringing happiness, laughter, and love to friends, and those who surrounded her, made them family, as it did with Seth (Seaira’s boyfriend) coming into our lives and being our rock. Her first job out of college was as a nanny for a family that meant the world to her, and continues for us today. Her ex-husband, Wil Alford, said he always had love for her in his heart, even through the tough times. A long time friend and companion, Doni Hutch, was with her through thick and thin, strived to comfort her in the down times, and keep her going strong for her kids. Anyone who knew April felt her warmth and caring ways immediately. And if you experienced her sense of humor, you’d be laughing the rest of the day. She was stuck on nature, nurturing, and being a ray of sunshine in everyone’s life. We will all miss her bright smile and infectious laugh.