Sobe, Robert

Robert Sobe, age 83, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, on November 27, 2019.  Robert served in the Army, and was very proud of his service.  He was an avid Cleveland sports fan, and was pleased to be from Cleveland to support his teams.  He also enjoyed RV-ing and boating, and loved his dogs, Toby and Lola.  However, he loved his family most of all.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Helen; children, Jeffrey (Tina), David (Cynthia), Robert, and Claudia (Dan) Fertal; grandchildren, Jason Sobe, Evan Sobe, Anthony (Kaitlyn) Fertal, and Katie (Tyler) Fertal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Annabelle; his brother, Bruce; and grandson, Josh Sobe.

A Memorial Service will be held at Hope Church, 1905 Pearl Road, Brunswick on Sunday, December 8 at 4:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Church.

Jackson, Jean C.

Jean Carol Jackson, age 82, passed away at home, with her family by her side, on November 16, 2019.  She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 21, 1936 to the late Wilbert and Mary Vetrovsky.

Jean is survived by her children, William, Bryon, Lynn, Dale, Laura, Scott (Misty) and Michael (Laura); 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, James (Nancy) and Donald (Glenda).

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Mary Vetrovsky; her husband, William “Bill” Jackson; and beloved granddaughter, Cassidy Jackson.

Jean owned her own cleaning business.  She also worked in a greenhouse and ceramic place.  She loved camping and traveling with her husband, and her hobbies were crocheting, cross stitching and bingo.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve/Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256.

Inurnment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, Ohio on Wednesday, December 4 at 10:30 am.

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.

Weigand, Marlene G.

Marlene Grace Weigand (nee Frye), 60 years old of Parma, passed away on October 26, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic, after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born on July 16, 1959 in Greensburg, PA and was the daughter of the late Paul and Esther (nee Wolff) Frye. Marlene is survived by her husband, Walther Joseph Weigand, whom she married on February 16, 1985.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children, Joshua (Michelle) of Parma Heights, Wally (Julie) of Litchfield and Paul Weigand of Parma; five grandchildren, Serenity and Evzen Weigand and Kaden, Haleigh and Kolsen Weigand. She is also survived by her father-in-law, Robert Weigand; her siblings, Barbara (Mark) Collins of Mansfield, Paul (Carol) Frye of Greensburg, PA, Dave (Mary Beth) Frye of Barrington, RI, Dennis Frye of Greensburg, PA; sister-in-laws, Chris (Duane) Filley and Julie Weigand; brother-in-law, Bob (Sharon) Weigand and many nieces and nephews.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents and her mother-in-law, Blanche Weigand.

She graduated from Greensburg-Salem High School in 1978 and worked at Premier Manufacturing Company for 28 years. Marlene was a kind, caring and fun-loving woman. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, whom she adored, her family and her many friends who meant the world to her.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00am at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 5930 State Road, Parma, OH. Pastor Jason Harlen Rife will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Wellet, Angela

ANGELA WELLET, 84 of Strongsville, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Gerald. Loving mother of Linda Cassese (Robert), Grace Morgan (David), Michelle Rosson (Timothy, deceased), and Laura Wellener (Andrew). Grandmother of Gerald and Jason Hadlock, Zachary and Alexandra Morgan, Ava, Marco, and Lily Wellener. Great grandmother of Angela and Lily Hadlock. A memorial mass will be announced at a later date.

Devaney, Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M Devaney (nee Taylor), aged 69, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday October 13.  B

eloved wife of Bobby; loving mother of Stacy Hynes; and cherished grandmother of Taylor, Cameron and Madison Hynes.  Elizabeth is also survived by her sister Sue (Ron) Detwiler, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Maxine Taylor, and three brothers, Max, David & Tom.

Elizabeth was always caring for everyone else, including her beloved family, and was often found running errands for and sitting with the elderly.

Graveside services will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, Ohio on Friday, October 18 at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vietnam Veterans of American at

Bollinger Funeral Services of Brunswick assisted the family.

Keitzer, Lynda

Lynda Keitzer, 77 of Spencer, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. She had worked as an X-ray Technician at Akron City Hospital in the 60’s and had been a volunteer with the Spencer Township Fire Department. Lynda enjoyed travelling, wildlife, and nature photography.

Lynda is survived by her son, Kenneth C. Knight; grandchildren, Sierrah E. and Savana K. Knight; brother, Dr. Ford Keitzer; and nieces, nephews and other loving family members in Texas.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Donations can be made to P.O. Box 364, Spencer, OH 44275.

Oberg, Jeffrey W.

Jeffrey Wayne Oberg, age 60, of Cleveland, OH died September 19, 2019.  Devoted husband of Denise A. Provenzale.  Loving father and best friend of Nicholas and the late Arielle.  Cherished son of Jacqueline (nee Vargo) and the late John Oberg.  Brother of Janna.

Jeff was a proud, life-long resident of the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland, OH, supporting local businesses and the community.  He spent his career working in the Cleveland long-term care industry.  Jeff had a life long commitment to, and was a current Dad Advisor of, the Denbrook Chapter of DeMolay, shaping the lives of generations of boys throughout greater Cleveland.  He was also a 32nd degree Mason at John W. Barkley Lodge, #621.  Jeff enjoyed the simpler things in life:  summer days gardening at the Benjamin Franklin community garden, mornings reading the Plain Dealer on the living room floor with his buddy, Freeway, since his early days delivering it, and preparing amazing meals for his family and friends (usually on the grill/smoker).  I

n lieu of flowers, the family recommends supporting the Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation ( or Senior Citizen Resources, Inc., 3100 Devonshire Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109 in memory of Jeff.  Special thanks to the many families and friends for their exceptional loving support during Jeff’s recent illness.  Lastly, the family would like to thank the amazing ICU teams at both MetroHealth Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic for their loving care of Jeff over the past 7 weeks.

The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 4334 Pearl Rd., Cleveland on Tuesday from 3 – 8 pm, with a Masonic Service at 7:30 pm.  The funeral service will be Wed. at 10 am at the Brooklyn Heights United Church of Christ, followed by burial at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.  Arrangement by BOLLINGER FUNERAL SERVICES

Criss, Theresa M. “Pat”

Theresa Mae “Pat” Criss (nee Reihard) was born May 26, 1929 in Warren, Ohio.

Pat loved all family, friends and animals.  She worked for General Electric for 37 years, putting filaments in lamps, driving tow motors and many other duties.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Criss.  She leaves her 4 step-children, Sandy K. Criss, Gary G. Criss, Brenda Criss-Poole and Janet McMaster; and many beloved nieces.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Bollinger Funeral Services assisted the family.

Willoughby, Michael E. Sr.

Michael Willoughby Sr. age 70, was called home September 13, 2019, surrounded by his family, and reunited with his parents, Orville (Shorty), Barbara, his baby sister, Brenda, and nephews, Jimmy and Dean.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Pebble; much loved children, Mike Jr. (Ginger) and Kelly (Holly) Willoughby; and his treasured grandchildren, Kayla, Autumn, Hailey, Elijah and Gracie, to whom he was affectionately know as “Papa”.  Michael is also survived by his loving siblings, Ron (Donna), Sharon (Dean) Lynn, Rick, and Tony (Vickie); as well as his special aunt, Carolyn Phillips, with whom he spent many summers during his childhood in his beloved Chattanooga.  Also surviving are his brothers and sisters in law, Dawn (Bob), Frank, Gerald, Mellodi (Dave) and John (Cindy); as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private family services will be held on Thursday, September 19 at 8:45 at Bennett’s Corners United Methodist Church, followed by interment at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.