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.

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.

Scheutzow, Eleanor A.

Eleanor A Scheutzow, age 88, passed away August 8, 2019.   She was born December 20, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio.  
Cherished mother of Cheryl Burke (Robert), Rick Scheutzow (Diane), Carl Scheutzow (Celeste), Walter Scheutzow (Tammy), and Nanci Scheutzow (Ralph).  Loving grandmother of Bobby (Amanda), Kyle (Dayle), Kevin and Erin Burke; Rick Scheutzow (Tanya), Nicholas (Nikki) and Jonathan (Lacy) Scheutzow, Meghan Kovacs, Katie Kovacs, Elli Scheutzow, and Sissy.  Great-grandmother of Sydney, Liam, Allyson, Andrew, Patrick, Molly, Madison, Brielle, Luke, Zoey, Dominic, Riley and Jacob; and Hunchie to many.  Sister of Margaret Rusnak.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; great grandson, Bodie; and siblings,
Anthony Kovalcik, Joseph Kovalcik, Tommy Kovalcik, Phillip Kovalcik, Vince Kovalcik, Frank Kovalcik and Mary Schade.
A private family service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Valley City Fire Department,6700 Center Rd, Valley City, OH 44280

Varabkanich, Marcia L.

Marcia L. Varabkanich (nee Klein), 72, a long time resident of Brunswick, passed away on August 1, 2019 at Southwest General Medical Center with her family by her side.

She was born to the late Simon and Lila (Zimdars) Klein on September 29, 1946, in Cleveland, OH.  Marcia graduated from Valley Forge High School in 1964, married in 1965, and worked at several jobs over her lifetime, including the Federal Reserve Bank, For Kids Only, and B&B Bindery.  Marcia’s most rewarding job was that of stay-at-home mother where she worked diligently at raising her family.

Marcia was quiet and thoughtful.  She never missed a comment that might lead to a holiday or birthday gift idea, no matter how small.  She loved vegetable and flower gardening, as well as sewing and crafting, and was a prolific reader and crossword puzzler.  She also gave untold hours to her childrens’ activities; countless baseball, football, softball, and wrestling teams were the benefactors of her time as a parent volunteer.

Marcia is survived by Joe, her devoted husband of 54 years, three children, Joe (Andrea) of Dayton, OH, Janeen McGuire (Brook Johnson), of Brunswick, and Brian (Sybil) of Blissfield, MI., and six loving grandchildren who were the pride and joy of her life, Matthew and Megan Varabkanich, Andrew and Margaret McGuire, and Casey and David Varabkanich.  She is also survived by her brother Gary Klein of Oxnard, CA, brother-in-law Steve Varabkanich and sister-in-law Judy Mucha.  Marcia was preceded in death by her good friend and former sister-in-law, Bunny Varabkanich.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Marcia will be deeply missed.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 17th, at Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd, Brunswick from 11:00am until 12:00pm, with a memorial service immediately following.

Miller, Chester

CHESTER M. MILLER, 92, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019. He is survived by his good friend and guardian, Charles Taylor. Chester was a Past Master of North Olmsted Masonic Lodge (now, J. W. Barkley Lodge). Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7pm with a Masonic Funeral Service at 7pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 21369 CENTER RIDGE RD. Burial will be in Fairmont, WV.


Barth, Kenneth W.

Kenneth W. Barth “Duffy” passed away Tuesday June 11th, with his devoted daughters by his side. He had a kind heart full of love, leaving a mark on everyone who knew him. He found joy working with his hands and was a proud, hard working man constantly finding things to tinker on, fix or create. He lived his life on his own terms, stubborn, trying to have a good time with the time he had.

He will be intensely missed by his daughters Trisha and Alicia Barth, beloved cat, Barney and sister, Allyson Casto. He is also surrvived by his brother, Timothy Barth.

His family will have a celebration of life “party” at a later date to continue sharing his memory.

White, Beverly G.

Beverly G. White, 85 of Brunswick, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, 2019. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who enjoyed her retirement and taking care of her furry babies.

Beverly is survived her children, Donald Staley (Karen), Rachelle White, Tami Busch (Mark), Robert White, Jr. (Trisha), Michael White (Kim), and Daniel White (Nicole); grandchildren, Donald Staley (Marissa), Jacqueline Joslin (Hank), Raebecca White, Robert White III, Ashley Kennedy, Nicholas Busch, Tori Busch, Jake Busch, Kelsey Hoff, and Joshua White; and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Sr., sons, Gerald Eggert and Brian White; 2 brothers and 1 sister.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 1pm at Westview Cemetery in Brunswick.

Tokheim, Marilyn

Marilyn A. Tokheim, age76, passed away  peacefully April 30, 2019. She loved her family, quilting, and working in her flower beds.  Marilyn had many adventures, such as attending Macalester College, and running a farm, raising beef cattle and chickens. Her love of God’s creatures was very passionate. Later in life she loved running & entertaining guests at Grandmas house B&B.  Marilyn was also a  member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Smithville, and belonged to the Women’s Circle Group at the church.

Marilyn is survived by her children Nathan Farver and Rachel Grifo (Anthony); grandson, Lance Daniel Grifo; brothers,  Roger Tokheim (Carrie) and Gene Tokheim (Lucy); and her former husband, David Farver.

A memorial service and luncheon will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 777 S. Summit St., Smithville, on Thursday, May 16 at 3:00 pm.