Barth, Kenneth W.

Kenneth W. Barth “Duffy” passed away Tuesday June 11th, with his devoted daughters by his side. He had a kind heart full of love, leaving a mark on everyone who knew him. He found joy working with his hands and was a proud, hard working man constantly finding things to tinker on, fix or create. He lived his life on his own terms, stubborn, trying to have a good time with the time he had.

He will be intensely missed by his daughters Trisha and Alicia Barth, beloved cat, Barney and sister, Allyson Casto. He is also surrvived by his brother, Timothy Barth.

His family will have a celebration of life “party” at a later date to continue sharing his memory.

White, Beverly G.

Beverly G. White, 85 of Brunswick, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, 2019. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who enjoyed her retirement and taking care of her furry babies.

Beverly is survived her children, Donald Staley (Karen), Rachelle White, Tami Busch (Mark), Robert White, Jr. (Trisha), Michael White (Kim), and Daniel White (Nicole); grandchildren, Donald Staley (Marissa), Jacqueline Joslin (Hank), Raebecca White, Robert White III, Ashley Kennedy, Nicholas Busch, Tori Busch, Jake Busch, Kelsey Hoff, and Joshua White; and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Sr., sons, Gerald Eggert and Brian White; 2 brothers and 1 sister.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 1pm at Westview Cemetery in Brunswick.

Swartz, Edna M.

Edna M. Swartz, age 81, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019.  Wife of the late John; beloved mother of Paul (Vivian) and Anita Pytel (Marty); grandmother of Ana & Fabiola Swartz and Jeremy (Kim), Brandon and Lauren Pytel; sister of Clifton Valley (Anne).

The family will receive friends at Busch Funeral Chapel, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma on Sunday, June 2 from 4 – 8 pm.  Funeral services will be at Busch Funeral Chapel on Monday, June 3 at 11 am.  Interment to follow at Parma Heights Cemetery.

Macik, Andrew L.

Andrew L. Macik, 99, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 23, 2019, peacefully at home with his children around him. He was born May 6, 1920, to the late George and Anna (Kovalchick) in Chambersville, Pennsylvania.

During WWII, Andrew served in the 12th U.S. Army Air Corps, Co A 1710th Signal Service Battalion Aviation, European African Middle Eastern Campaign. He served four years as a radio operator and mechanic. Andrew met his wife, Iolanda in Florence, Italy. They married and had a daughter. After the war they settled in Cleveland, to raise their family which consisted of three more children.

Andrew worked at Ford Motor Co. for 30 years working his way up to a skilled labor Gauge repair man. They loved to travel, especially going back to Italy to visit his wife’s family as often as they could.
He is survived by his four children, Giovanna (JoAnn) Jason, Andrea (John) Makovich, David (Gail) Macik and Christina (Kenny) Lamphear; he was also blessed with eight grandchildren, Donny Jason, Erika (Brad) Klotz, Kimberly (John) Anthony, David Christopher Macik (deceased), Scott Macik, Michael Harmon, Eric (Sammi) Harmon, Victoria (Isaiah) Adams, Jessica Nawal and 14 precious great-grandchildren.

Andrew was preceded in death by his wife, Iolanda and seven siblings, Mike, John, George, Mary Resler, Joe, Nick and Helen Hertvik.

The family will receive friends  at St. Ambrose Catholic Parish, 929 Pearl Rd., Brunswick from 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2019, with Mass immediately following. Andrew will be laid to rest at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, followed by a luncheon back at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Andrew’s name, to any Veteran’s Association of your choice.

Torres-Vera, Sigilfredo Sr.

SIGILFREDO “FREDDY” TORRES-VERA, 85, passed away May 25, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Ramona (nee Pagan). Devoted father of Freddy, Jr and Johnny (Leslie). Loving grandfather of Giovanni, Joanne Marie, Alanys, Michael, and Jordan. Great Grandfather of 4. Brother of several brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. Visitation at the BUSCH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4334 PEARL RD., CLEVELAND on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Service will be held Friday 10am at the funeral home. Burial Riverside Cemetery.

Chorzelewski, Rita

Rita Chorzelewski (Doman) was born to George and Helen (Szczepanski) Doman on September 20, 1925 and passed away on May 25, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; brother, Ervin; sister, Phyllis Kaczmarek; and great-grandson, Charles Grant.

Rita attended Central Catholic High School and Stazenberger Business School.  Rita worked at the former Lasalle’s Department Store in the Accounting Department.  She also owned and operated EC’s Coffee Shop before semi-retiring, and then worked alongside Harry as a grounds-keeper at the Sister of Notre Dame in Whitehouse.  Rita was a long time member of St. Joseph’s in Maumee, Ohio, prior to moving to Brunswick, Ohio.  Rita enjoyed her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as cooking, gardening, puzzles and her pets.  Rita is survived by her sons, Larry (Sharon) and Richard (Janet); grandchildren, Carrie Brown (Richard), Chad (Shanon), Clarisa Grant (Andrew), Caris Chorzelewski, and Candice Chorzelewski (Jeremy); as well as eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick on Friday, May 31 from 11:00 until noon, with Mass immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Compassionate Care Hospice in Akron, Ohio.

Alvino, Jeffrey A.

Jeffrey Alan Alvino, age 58, passed away suddenly on May 20, 2019.

Beloved husband of Mary (nee Kinford).  Loving father of Jessica Ferrell and Kyle Alvino.  Grandfather of three.  Son of Nicholas & Mary Jane Alvino.  Grandson of Joseph and Erma Dujan and Nicholas and Mary Alvino. Brother of Denise (Ron) Bare.

A  memorial visitation and service will be held at Faithwalk Church, 1480 Pearl Road, Brunswick, on Friday, May 24,  from 5 pm until 8 pm.

Taylor, Gary L.

Gary L. Taylor left us on May 15, 2019, two days after his 72nd birthday.  His gentle spirit touched many people, sometimes through his resonant tenor voice at weddings, funerals and church services, sometimes through his quiet acts of kindness, often through his good-natured times with family and friends, and many times through his extensive theater performances.  Gary performed in numerous productions at Weathervane Theater and Magical Theater Company, including the musical “1776”, starring as the king in “The King and I”, and reprising his favorite role as Don Quixote in “Man of La Mancha” over one hundred times on tour.  Even as time robbed his memory in everyday life, he remained a wealth of information about movies, actors, composers and choreographers.

               In his quiet, private life Gary cared lovingly for his dogs and cats and regularly supported SPCA.  His amiable presence, gratitude and good humor drew people to him wherever he went, and he knew the staff by name at all his ordinary errand stops.  His cousins share many fond childhood memories of Sunday nights at Grandpa Winkler’s farm on River Styx Road.  The family particularly wishes to thank the incredible kindness and support of Liberty Residence I staff, especially Bev Long, and the members and volunteers from Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

              Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Ella (Winkler) Taylor, several aunts and uncles and cousins Mike Winkler and Steve Detwiler.  Surviving family includes his cousins, Cheryl (Winkler) Becker, Nancy (Winkler) Hudson, Cathy (Winkler) Buckingham (James), Ken Detwiler (Tracy), Karen (Detwiler) Rager (Bob), Ron Detwiler (Sue), Kay (Roth) Painter, and Rick Hamilton (of Florida). Gary is also survived by many friends, neighbors, and acquaintances who will miss his friendly greetings, silly jokes, and comforting hugs.

              Like the character of Don Quixote that he often portrayed, Gary was poetic and sensitive, he lived according to the ideals of the age of chivalry, singing well, composing verse and helping the distressed.  He was a good soul.  We will miss our quintessential, sincere, honest, kind and loving man of integrity, Gary Taylor, truly a Man of La Mancha.

              A memorial service will be at 11 am on May 28, at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 9282 Acme Rd, Seville, OH 44273.  In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Gary, to Jerusalem Lutheran Church or the local SPCA would be gratefully received.

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.

Puckett, Homer S.

HOMER S. PUCKETT, age 63, passed away on May 7, 2019 at the Hospice of Medina County following a short illness.

He is survived by his sisters, Cecelia Kermavner (John), and Catherine Puckett. Homer was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Stella; and a sister, Janet Puckett.

Private family services will be held.