Reyes, Fernando Sr.

Fernando Reyes Sr., passed away Friday, August 7, surrounded by family.

Dear husband of Erlinda, loving father of Ariel (Marciel) Reyes, Fernando Jr. (Evelyn) Reyes, Edwin (Jenny) Reyes, Ferlyn (Ed Ryan) Ocampo, and Teddy Reyes, grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of 2.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 12th at the Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, Oh, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 6:00 pm.

Bilski, Joseph

Joseph Bilski, 77 of Brunswick, passed away suddenly in his sleep on Sunday, July 26, 2020.  He was a wonderful husband and father. He taught his sons right from wrong and good from bad. He was firm but fair, and always had a story to tell. He was happiest when spending time with his sons, and they played for the family trophy each year.  He also enjoyed organizing his class reunions.  Joe had been a much-loved employee at Country Counter for 18 years, and always brought a smile to his customers’ faces.  He is going to be missed by so many people.  As long as we remember Joe, he will live forever.  That is our version of immortality.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 49 and a half years, Connie (nee Mosberger); sons, James (Brenda) and Jeffrey (Danielle) Bilski; grandsons, Matt and Kyle Bilski; and brother, Carl Bilski.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Christopher Bilski and brother, Gary Bilski.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be scheduled at a later date.

Brodowski, Michael

Michael A. Brodowski, age 71, passed away July 18, 2020.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed.  Michael served in the US Navy, and was very proud of his service.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Gail; children, Amanda Taraczkozy (Matthew) and Steven Brodowski; grandchildren, Taylor, Justin & Devin Taraczkozy; and brother, David Brodowski.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester & Jean.

Private family services will be held.

Frate, Nunzio

Nunzio Frate, 87, of Garfield Hts., passed away July 23, 2020.  He was retired from LTV Steel.

Dear father of Remo (Kim) Frate; loving grandfather of Vince (Cortney), Valerie, Frank and Lisa, brother of Lino Frate, Emma Ferrante, Pietro Frate and Elda Frate.

Nunzio was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Delphine, and brother Domenico.

A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, July 29 at 10 am at St. Mathias Church, 1200 W. Sprague Road, Parma, followed by inurnment at Hope Memorial Gardens.


Lemley, Rick

Rick Lemley, 60, of Brunswick, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 after a long, hard battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Lori (nee Taylor); sons, Christopher (Kelli) and Kevin Lemley; granddaughter, Addie; mother, Joyce Lemley; sister, Pamela Makuch (Wally); one niece and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Minor “Dick” Lemley; brother, Kevin Lemley; and an infant son, Jason Michael Lemley.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 27 at 10 am at Eastlawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Hamblen, Kristy Paige

The most beautiful woman in Medina passed away Friday, July 17. Kristy Paige Hamblen was greeted with the most enthusiastic tail wags at the top of the staircase. The four legged creatures who adorned her lifetime led her through the gates. Once there, Paige was long embraced by her grandmother, who then took her by the hand to the table where her loved ones remembered were seated. The creatures lay lovingly at her feet while Paige was delivering her salutations.

While her wings and jeweled and sparkling crown were fitted, Paige released her sparkle, to last for eternity to the ones who loved her below. The night sky will forever be brilliant from her sparkle, the birds’ song will be sweeter, the flowers softer.

Paige lived big. She loved big. Her presence on earth may be gone physically, but never doubt for a moment she isn’t still here. Better watch out.

A grave side service will be held 10:30 AM Thursday July 23, 2020 at the Medina Spring Grove Cemetery.

Glatzhofer, Yvonne R.

Yvonne R. Glatzhofer, (nee Becca), age 84, passed away Tuesday, June 30.  Yvonne was a cook at RPM, and also a licensed massage therapist.  Yvonne met her beloved husband, Paul, in 7th grade.  Several years later they married, and were married for 64 years.  Together, they raised 5 children.

Yvonne is survived by her loving husband, Paul Jr.; Children, Paul III (Anne), Yvette (Bill) Izzi, Janette (Guy) Pompignano, Greg (Doreen) and Colette (Kevin) Leiter; Grandchildren, Paul IV (Jamie), Katherine (Greg) Zucca, Gregory (Kristen), Amanda, Nicholas and Grant; and 5 Great-Granchildren.  She is also survived by her in-laws, Gary (Eleanor) Glatzhofer and Donna (Jack) Wendell.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Catherine Becca, and her brother, Albert Becca (Sandy, surviving).

There will be a visitation at Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Road, Brunswick, on Thursday, July 2 from 2 – 6 pm.  Please respect social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

Hurlburt, William

William Alan Hurlburt, age 83, passed away June 12, 2020.  William was born June 17, 1936 in Schenectady, NY to Harry E. and Cyretha M. Hurlburt.  William was proud to have served in the US Navy. He earned an MS degree in Hospital Administration at Columbia University, and served as Finance Officer for National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and also directed the establishment and construction of the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.  William was a 60 year Mason, having been Master of  the Greensboro, NC Masonic Temple and a member of Medina Lodge #58.  He also served as the President of the Parents Association of the Valley Forge Military academy and Junior College in Wayne, PA.  His passion, however, was fly fishing in Pine Creek at Slate Run, PA, for which he loved to tie his own flies.
William is survived by his children, Deborah Ann Hurlburt of Grafton, OH and Dwight Hurlburt (Polly) of Rochester, NH; grandchildren, Cassandra (Thomas) Lough of North Ridgeville and Todd James Melchoir (Mary) of Whittier, CA; great-grandchildren, Elianna, Marianna and Opie Melchior; and his twin sister, Mary Ann (John) Daly of Troy, NY.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Western Reserve Masonic Community Life Enrichment Fund, 4931 Nettleton Road, Medina, OH 44256.

Dobbins, Donald Burton

Donald Burton Dobbins, age 80, of Brunswick Hills, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 8th, 2020.

Married for 58 years to Judy (Socha). Father of Edward Donald, Bridgette Marie Woods (Donald), Monica Sue Petkac (Gregory), Burton Lee (Jennifer), Heidi Lynn Kanz (Randy), Donald Anderson (Evelyn), Kendrick Burton (Lisa- deceased), and Dean Burton. He had 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Don was born and raised in Old Brooklyn to Edward Donald Dobbins and Marie (Stricker). He was the oldest brother to Gloria Rhyner (Jack), Kenneth (Chris), and Gregory.  Strong in his Catholic faith, he attended Our Lady of Good Counsel and was an alter server for 7 years. Don was retired from a career as a trade magazine technical writer and editor for metalworking publications.  They included: Wire Tech, Precision Metal Forming, Tooling & Production, Precision Metal Molding, Metal Progress, American Machinist and Wire Technology International. People in the field called him, “The Wire Man”.   He attended Fenn Engineering College, Cleveland State University.  He enjoyed traveling to the many places (mostly the U.S. and Europe) that his work took him. These experiences and the people he met were kept close to him in the stories he shared.  His favorite times were family vacations to Oglebay in Wheeling WV and celebrations when his large family got together.  A private service was held at Saint Martins of Tours in Valley City.