Rocco, June Ann

ROCCO, JUNE ANN, age 84, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her treasured family and friends.

Loving sister of Carl J. Rocco. Cherished aunt to Angela Laduca (deceased) and many other nieces and nephews, who will always carry her memory in their hearts. Preceded in death by her parents, John & Carmella Rocco, and her siblings, Linda Olivero, James Rocco, Ben Rocco, Helen Guciardo, Sara Buemi, Frances Martines, and Marlene Mauer.

Please join the family at St. John Bosco Church, 6480 Pearl Rd. on Friday at 10am for the Mass. Inurnment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Madar, Louis S. Jr.

LOUIS S. MADAR, JR., 63. Called home to the Lord on Nov. 16, 2017.

Beloved husband of 39 years to Donna (nee Grzelak). Dear father to Louis S. Madar, III and Melissa M. Holt (Scott). Grandfather of Graham and Blake Holt. Survived by twin brother, Andrew; sister, Frances Hassel (Henry); and “brother” Robert Seredick (Annette); brother-in-law of Joseph S. and Martha Grzelak, Jr.. Loving son of Joseph and Aldona Grzelak (both deceased), and Louis and Elizabeth Madar, Sr. (both deceased).

Mass of Christian Burial at 11am Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 923 Pearl Rd., Brunswick where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date.

Klasek, Ruth A.

KLASEK, RUTH A., 94, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at her home.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Thacker; grandchildren, Jennifer, Tania, and Anthony; great grandchildren, Rachelle, Sonja, Anastasia, and Sage. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joseph C. Klasek; son, Ronald J. Klasek, and sister, Elizabeth Spangler.

Private graveside service. The family will receive friends from 2-4pm Wednesday at Linda’s Strongsville residence.

Liddy, Jean C.

JEAN C. LIDDY, 83 of Medina, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. She was born on February 27, 1934 to Lydall Beekman, Sr. and his wife, Lorena Edds Beekman.

Jean loved sewing and quilting, but family was first and foremost in her life. Jean is survived by her beloved husband Arthur; sons, Alan (Joni), Gary, David (Tracy), Don (Teri), and Jim (Tanya); 20 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brother Lydall “Dell” Beekman, Jr.; and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Beekman, and Pat Beekman. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Walter, Richard, Albert, and Edward Beekman; sisters, Florence Pratt (Harold), Esther Baker (Jake), and Norma Schultz (Don); and sister-in-law, Rosemary Beekman.

A Memorial Service will be held at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1605 Center Rd., Hinckley on Wednesday, November 29 at 11am with the family receiving friends from 10-11am.

Bayless, Wendy L.

Wendy L. Bayless, age 53, passed away November 19, following a brief illness. Wendy was a loving, giving, sharing woman, and was a second mother to many. She loved children, and was a beloved Nana.

Wendy is survived by her children, Carlos Caraballo, Dominic Caraballo, and Jill Bayless.; her grandchildren, Antonio Caraballo, Mia Bayless and Liahna Caraballo; fiancé, Jim Campbell; siblings, Darlene Rouse, Lorri Digenova, twin sister Robin Ecolano, and Tammy Campbell; numerous nieces and nephews; and her former husband, Billy Bayless.

There will be a celebration of life at Fellowship Baptist Church, 901 W. Liberty St., Medina on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 3:00 pm. Please check Wendy’s obituary at The service information will be posted there when details are finalized. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jill to assist with funeral expenses.

West, James A. Jr.

James A. West Jr. passed away November 14, 2017.  James is survived by his loving wife, Val; daughters, Michele West (Mike Maynard) and Theresa Kibort (Ed), grandchildren, Alexandra, Paul, Tony and Vince; great granddaughter, Halle; mother, Joyce West; and sisters, Linda Fitros and Tish Mills.

The family will receive friends at Grace Church, 7393 Pearl Road, Middleburg Hts. on Saturday, November 18 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, followed by a memorial service at 1:30.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Road, Parma, OH 44134.

Inurnment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Friday, November 24 at 11:00 am.


Finn, Martha S.

Martha S. Finn (nee Iglai) of Brunswick, quietly passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. She was born in Cleveland to Andrew and Genevieve Iglai.   A graduate of Holy Name, she worked at Ohio Bell, Sears, and the Cleveland Clinic.

Martha is survived by her husband, Pat; brothers, Joseph and Lawrence Iglai; nieces and nephews; and was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Andrew.

The family will receive friends at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Rd., Brunswick on Friday, Nov. 17 from 9am – 10am with the Mass beginning at 10am followed by a luncheon.

Klasek, David J

David J. Klasek, age 51, passed away on Thursday, November 9 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a fighter, and he helped and touched many people’s hearts.

David is survived by his daughter, Shannon Klasek; step children, Sarah Yuschak (Brian), Rebecca Midea (Joe), and Rachel Wyatt (Charlie); parents, Clarence and Kathryn Klasek; sisters, Laurie Baker (Jim), and Shelly Lotz (Dean); along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends.

The family will receive friends at St. Colette Catholic Church, 330 W. 130 St., Brunswick on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9:30am – 11am with the Mass beginning at 11am.

Glaze, Michael F.

MICHAEL F. GLAZE, 61 of Brunswick, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Susan; sons, Michael (Missy) and Thomas; grandchildren, Grant, Kenny, and Zoey; father, Walter (Rita, deceased); and brother, Gary. Michael was a happy man who cared about his family, loved life, and was loved by many friends and relatives.

A Celebration of Michael’s life is being planned for a later date.

Simmons, Carole Y.

CAROLE Y. SIMMONS, (nee Yezerski), 72, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. She worked at American Greetings for over 15 years and was a member of Life Spring Church in Valley City. Carole enjoyed making stained glass items and was devoted to her grandchildren.

Carole is survived by her husband, George; children, Dan Cogan (Dana), Doug Cogan (Denise), and Desta Cogan (Michael Schwendau); step daughter, Debbie Simmons; and grandchildren, Michael, Jess, Sally, Casey, Jack, Alexandra, Rebecca, Jackson, and Shannon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Helen Yezerski; and her siblings, Geraldine Grazuil, John Yezerski, and Don Yezerski.

A Memorial Service will be held at Life Spring Church, 1638 Lester Rd., Valley City, OH on Friday, November 3 at 11am, with a time of fellowship to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the church would be appreciated.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Dickson City, Pennsylvania.