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.

Shrodes, Catherine “Katie”

Catherine “Katie” Shrodes (nee Kelly) who was born on July 15th, 1977 passed away on June 3rd, 2020 at the age of 42 from cancer.

Katie, also known as Mama Shrodes to many, was very active in her Brunswick and Brunswick Hills communities.  She had a passion for helping others and will be missed by many.  She was a very devoted wife and mother and her love will be felt forever.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years Dan Shrodes; her two daughters, Sam Shrodes and Courtney Shrodes; her parents, Ed and Pam Kelly; and her brother Ed Kelly Jr.

Please join us in celebrating her life on June 20th from 12 to 4p at Jilbert Winery and Brewery 1496 Columbia Rd Valley City, 44280.  In lieu of flowers there is a fund set up at the Brunswick Hills Police Department under “Kate” for the family.

We are still keeping safety in mind, so masks are welcomed.

Robin “Diane” Arnold

Robin “Diane” Arnold (Staley) , age 78, passed away peacefully on Monday June 1, 2020, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on March 18, 1942 in Frederick, Maryland to the late Robin (Ridenbaugh) and Robert M. Staley Jr.  Diane graduated from Frederick High School in 1959.  She continued her education at the University of Maryland and went on to achieve her Masters Degree from The Ohio State University, while teaching for the Ohio State School for the Blind. She then moved to Wadsworth, OH to work for the University of Akron/Wayne College and ultimately became head of the physical education department.  With over 30 years of service,  she retired associate professor emeritus. After retirement , she once again broadened her education and became a certified personal trainer because of her passion for physical fitness, wellness, and nutrition. Diane had a love for all sports including teaching, coaching, and playing recreational soccer into her 60’s.  In 1966 she married Edward Arnold and had 2 children; leaving behind Saundra (Bill) Lambert and Jason (Julie) Arnold, as well as 5 grandchildren; Celia Lambert (15), Noah Arnold (22), Benjamin Arnold (20), Samuel Arnold (16), and Hampton Arnold (15), all of Wadsworth. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Diane also leaves behind a brother; Robert Staley III (Georgia) of Frederick, MD.  Diane was a devout Catholic and a member of Prince of Peace Parish in Barberton,  where she took great pride in being a Eucharistic minister. There will be a  memorial Mass in her name held on Friday June 12th at 11:00 am at Prince of Peace Parish, 1263 Shannon Ave., Barberton. A private tribute is planned for the future.  The family would like to extend their gratitude to Carolyn Arehart and her staff for their many years of love, dedication, and care for Diane.  In her memory, contributions can be made to the American Red Cross @ www.redcross.org where she had almost 50 years of volunteer service. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Kadlec, Janet K.

Janet K. Kadlec, 72, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday May 31.

Janet is survived by her husband, Thomas; siblings, Douglas Davenport (Carolyn) and Lynn Orr (Frank); sisters-in-law, Janice Petty (Alan), Judy MacKenzie (Rob) and Theresa Shury; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Vera Davenport; brother Larry A. Davenport Sr. (Donna, surviving); and brother-in-law Joseph Kadlec.

No services are planned at this time.

Zinner, Shirley

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Shirley Zinner (nee Nash), our loving and devoted mother, as well as grandmother, and friend to all whose lives she touched, on May 27, 2020. Born May 5, 1935 in Cleveland Ohio. Preceded in death by her husband Richard Sr.

She was the beloved mother of Linda (Patrick) and Richard Jr. (Debbie); proud grandmother of Renee (Jonathan) and Ryan; great-grandmother to Raeanne, Nathan, Joel and Jenna. Dear sister to Carl “Butch” (Patricia), Mildred “Mitzie” (Ronald, dc) and Beverly (Larry). Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Shirley will be greatly missed by the multitude of people she was honored to call friends.

Shirley lived a full life; she was a seamstress for thirty years. Upon retirement, she traveled to Florida to escape the Ohio winters. She loved to bake, garden, was highly skilled with knitting needles and crochet hooks, and enjoyed polka dancing more than life itself.

Most of all, she loved her family and friends and instilled in her children strong values that have served them well. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Shirley was an avid member of her church. In lieu of a funeral service, we are asking that all who have had the privilege to know Shirley take a moment from their day to celebrate this wonderful woman’s life in a time of prayer and remembrance.

Adams, Mary Lou

Mary Lou Adams, surrounded by the love of her family, was welcomed into heaven on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Born on October 29, 1929 to Andy and Mary Suplita in Rivesville, West Virginia. She married the love of her life, Albert Adams in 1948. They moved to Brunswick in 1957 and became founding members of St. Ambrose Parrish. She devoted much of her time to the church, including teaching special needs children, baking for various events, singing in the choir and volunteering for many other activities. She was passionate about God, her family and music. She performed with the Brunswick Entertainment Company and played piano during many family gatherings. She loved her family intensely; everyone was her favorite. At home, she loved to cook and bake as well as tend to her gardens filled with beautiful flowers.

Mary Lou will be greatly missed by her children: Rhonda Kunselman, Randy Adams, Andy (Connie) Adams, Cindy Hildebrand and Jeanne Rezack. Grandchildren: Lisa Neuman, Josh Adams, Eric (Uyen) Adams, Christen (Wade) Miller, Scott Adams, Joe (Amanda) Adams, Matt (Ashley) Hildebrand, Shelly Hildebrand, Rachel Rezack, Kristina Rezack, Tina Adams and Erica Adams. Great grandchildren: Emily, Cory, Zoe, Nu, Molly, Max, Charlotte, Joey, Levi, Journey, Skylar, Mason, Landon, Preston, Kaylee, Arihana, Brady, Harper and three more on the way. Brothers: Franklin (Bertie) Suplita, Richard Suplita, and sister Diana (Blaine) Sigley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, son Anthony, daughter in law, Lynn Adams and brother, Donald Suplita.

Private family services will be held.  Burial will be at Eastlawn Memory Gardens.

Giammarino, Dan Anthony

Dan Anthony Giammarino 61, March 21, 1959 to May 4, 2020.
Father to Joshua Giammarino; Son of late Frank A Giammarino and JoAnn Giammarino (nee Calderis); Brother to Robin Giammarino and the late Frank Giamnarino Jr and Ralph Giammarino; Uncle to Alexandra Mosko; Nephew, Cousin and friend to many.
A celebration of Dan’s life will take place at a later date.