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 vva.org/donate.

Bollinger Funeral Services of Brunswick assisted the family.  www.bollingerfuneral.com

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 (www.OldBrooklyn.com) 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   www.bollingerfuneral.com

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.  www.bollingerfuneral.com

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.

Seamon, Julie Ann

Julie Ann Seamon, age 50, passed away on Wednesday, Sept 11, 2019.

She was born Oct. 13, 1968 to James J. Seamon (deceased) and Marilyn (Bailey) Seamon.  Julie had 3 children; Tara A. Earhart, Cheyeanna M. Seamon, and Jonathan R. McCamon (deceased); 2 granddaughters, Madelyn and Alanna and one grandson, Kayson Gosnell.  She is also survived by her brothers, John R. Seamon and Steven C. Seamon.

Julie lived most of her life in Medina.  God has wrapped his arms around her, and she won’t be struggling with the demons of drug addiction and longer.  She will be missed.  Bollinger Funeral Services assisted the family.  www.bollingerfuneral.com

Frate, Delphine M.

FRATE, DELPHINE (nee Alberico) 88, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019. Loving wife of Nunzio for 59 years. Beloved mother of Remo (Kim) and grandmother of Vince, Valerie, Frank, and Lisa. Sister of Eva Tiffe, Rina Winne, and the late Nello, Remo, Gino, and Modestino Alberico. Dear friend to many.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, August 26 at St. Matthias Church, 1200 W. Sprague Rd. at  10 am, followed by a luncheon at the church. Inurnment will be at Hope Memorial Gardens following the luncheon.

Barniak, Thomas

Thomas J. Barniak, Sr. age 89, of Brunswick, OH, passed away August 10, 2019. Born October 15, 1929 in Cleveland, OH. Beloved husband of Lucille (nee Masink) of 68 years. Dear father of Thomas Jr., Christine Fink (James Sr.), Dennis (Laura), Linda Epperly (Greg), Debra Devorak (Gary), Sue Tomcho (John), and Carolyn Nemchik. Loving Grandpa of 18: Nathan and Brittany Barniak; Rhiannon, Russell, James Jr., and Anne Fink; David, Cody, and Kela Barniak; Bryon, Derek, and Ted (deceased) Miller; Leah Pischieri and Jonah Devorak; Joe Tomcho; McKenzie, Chloe, and Ben Nemchik. Great-grandfather of 7. Brother of Stephen Jr. (deceased), and Susan Barniak. Son of the late Susan and Stephen Barniak, Sr.
Thomas was a larger-than-life human being; friendly, easy-going, with a quick smile and laugh; a chef, a gardner, and a handyman; a long-time grocery food broker and passionate clipper-of-coupons who loved the rush of getting something for practically nothing; able to rip a phone book in half then turn around and make a mean spaghetti dinner for all. He loved swimming with his grandkids, then singing them to sleep with “Home on the Range” or “Roll Out the Barrel”. He was our dad and grandpa: we miss him already.
Memorial service Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 4 pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3906 Sleepy Hollow Road, Brunswick, OH 44212. Special thanks to Plum Creek Assisted Living, and Clearpath Hospice.

Wenslow, Anthony J.

Anthony J. Wenslow, 82, of Chippewa Lake, Ohio passed away peacefully August 12, 2019 at Hospice of Medina County, due to recent declining health.  He was born August 29, 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA.  He is the son of Andrew and Helen (Shepard) Wenslow.

Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, and also his sisters, Bernice and Helen Dursh.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dianne; children, Christopher (Angel) Wenslow of Vermillion, Theresa Tanner of Creston, and Julie Zoldock of Cuyahoga Falls; niece, Yvonne; and his loving grandchildren, Olivia, Laine, Kayla and Jakob.

Anthony worked as a machine repairman at MTD, and retired after 25 years.  He was a major Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  He loved dogs, and had a passion for camping and traveling as well.

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, August 17 at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 60 High St., Seville.  Friends may call from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, with the service immediately following.