Gutzky, Rev. Heidi

REV. HEIDI GUTZKY, 92 of N. Ridgeville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 14 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was devoted to her late husband, Walter and her family, especially her grandchildren. Heidi also devoted her life to Ministry, and studying and teaching Metaphysics. She had been a child care provider for 40 years.

Heidi is survived by her daughters, Diane Ratusz (Frank), Bonnie Stoffer (William, deceased), and Christine Mealey (Andy); grandchildren, Jason Ratusz, David Mealey, Dan Davis, Christopher Mealey, Misty Stachowicz, Heidi Shindledecker, and Michael Mealey; and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter; her siblings, and one great grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the LISTON FUNERAL HOME, 36403 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville on Tuesday from 4-7pm with the funeral ceremony beginning at 7pm. The inurnment will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Friday at 10:45am.

Drake-Miller, Chadwick

CHADWICK A. DRAKE-MILLER “Cheddar” age 17, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 8, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Rita Miller; adopted mother, Tina Drake; siblings, Thomas Christian May, Courtney May, and Caleb May; grandfather, Ray Miller (Rosalie, deceased); nieces and nephews – Alanys, Naelanys, Wyatt, and Taytum; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. “You are my sunshine”! #selfiesforChad; #selfies4Chad A private family memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Cleveland APL, 1729 Willey Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Schorpp, Allan R.

Allan R. Schorpp, 80, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
He was a Cleveland Firefighter for 38 years.

Allan is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Sandra (nee Kepp); daughters, Elizabeth Burkett (Brian), Vicki Turner and Pauline Patera (Daniel); 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Arlene Chandick.
The family will receive friends at Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Rd., Medina, Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 3-4 P.M. , with a short memorial service at 4, and a reception following.

Elwood, Cecil

CECIL ELWOOD was born in Belfast, Ireland. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW having served in the Navy and the Merchant Marines during WWII.

Cecil was an avid golfer, fisherman, and woodcarver who won numerous awards for the decoys he carved. He was well known as an office furniture designer artist.

Cecil is survived by his children, Michael (Nancy), Robert (Sandy), Corrine Clink (Eric), and Katy Kern (Douglas); 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and numerous cousins in Ireland. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Marjorie, and also his wife Lois.

The family will receive friends at the ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. (between Ridge and Snow Rds) on Monday from 3-7pm with a VFW service at 6:30pm followed by military honors by the US Navy.

Droll, Robert T.

Robert T. Droll, age 64, of Parma Heights, passed away September 26, 2017.  Loving son of Dolores Droll (The late Gilbert A.); brother of Janis Gurr (the late Bernard), James (Virginia), Laura Tracy (Donald) and Shelley Droll; uncle to many nieces and nephews; step-father to John Grace.  Private services were held.

Davenport, Larry

LARRY A. DAVENPORT, SR., age 75 of Brunswick, passed away on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Donna (nee Weston); children, Larry, Jr., Debbie Bollinger (Mark), and Bonnie Taylor (Ron); 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Douglas (Carolyn); sisters, Lynn Orr (Frank), and Janet Kadlec (Tom); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by his son Wally. Larry was a 50 year member of the Masonic Fraternity.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 5-7pm at the First Christian Church, 3611 Center Rd., Brunswick. Masonic services will be held at 7pm Thursday followed by the ministerial service. Rev. Dr. John Mills officiating.

Rak, John F.

John F. Rak, 82, of Medina, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at his home.  John lived most of his life in Medina, was a member of Granger United Methodist Church, and was active as a choir member, an Adult Bible Study leader, head usher, trustee and chair for many years.  He was a volunteer fireman and EMT for many years in Granger Twp.  He was always willing to help others in any way he could.  He worked for Franck & Fric Sheetmetal most of his working years, and had received his 50 year pin in the Local 33 Union.  He liked camping, ballroom dancing, trees, and working with his tools.  He never complained about his health, and his positive attitude and cheerful smile were an inspiration to many.  His survivors are comforted with the assurance that he is in his eternal home with our God in Heaven. John is survived by his wife, Jami A. (Nee Cooper), of 57 years; daughters, Deborah Lewis (Jeffrey), Beth Ann Haddad (Basem), and Linda Coffman (Matt); his brother, George Rak (Barbara); twin sister, Joanie Metzler (Henry); grandchildren, Michael Lewis, Stephen Lewis, Hanna Haddad, Adam Haddad, Nada Haddad, Olivia Coffman, and Alexandria Coffman; numerous nieces and nephews; and his in-laws, Sharon & John Moses and Jim and Patty Cooper.   John was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Luis Rak; brothers, Luis and Joe; and sisters, Mary, Anna, Margie and Matilda.  John will be laid to rest at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on October 13, with his family present.  The family will receive friends at Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Road, Medina at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 14, followed by a Celebration of Life in his honor at 11:00 am, with Rev. Bruce Hartley officiating.  There will be a shared meal following the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s memory to Granger United Methodist Church.

Shroyer, Debra D.

DEBRA D SHROYER, age 61, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. She is survived by her husband Samuel; daughters, Samantha Kleinschmidt and Lisa Gross; grandchildren, Trinity, Antonio, Carlos, Kevin, Jacob, Dakota, and Cheyenne; great grandchildren, Adelynn and Jessalynn; mother, Arlene Kaylor; and sisters, Lona Slover (Ray), and Drucilla Fry. Debra was preceded in death by her son, David Gross and sister Evonne Fry.

The family will receive friends at St. Augustine Church, 2486 West 14th St., Cleveland on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be greatly appreciated.

Sako, Christopher S.

CHRISTOPHER S. SAKO, 63 of Brunswick, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, September 18, 2017.

He served in the US Navy as a Boatswain Mate and was a commercial truck driver for over 20 years. Chris was dedicated to his family and inspired his son, Matt to pursue the culinary arts.

He is survived by his children, Matthew, Nathan, and Maria; his former wife and caregiver Debra Hutkay-Sako; brother-in-law Ed Hutkay (Jody); father-in-law Donald Hutkay; sister, Roberta Forcellini; and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at FaithWalk Church, 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick (next to Diamond Event Center) on Monday from 9-11am with the funeral service at 11am. Interment to follow at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Zweig, Virginia L.

Virginia L. Zweig, age 91, of Parma, passed away Friday September 15, 2017.

Wife of the late Albert M. Mother of Jeanette Ratka and the late Jeffrey Zweig. Grandmother of Douglas Ratka (Brandy), and Jennifer Manthey (Jason). Great grandmother of Jonathan & Bryce Ratka. In addition to her husband and son, Virginia was also preceded in death by her parents, Helen & Paul Flamik; her brothers, Paul, George and Richard Flamik; and her sister, Marie Werner (Norman).

A Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, October 8 at 2 pm at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, 11680 Royalton Road, North Royalton. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Royal Redeemer Food Pantry.