Miller, Frank R.

Frank R. Miller, 71, passed away Monday April 5, 2021.

Frank is survived by his sister, Cynthia L. (Nelson) Miller and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held.

Sutula, Robert E. Sr.

Robert E. Sutula passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021.

Beloved husband of 5 years to Myra Gold-Sutula (nee Hagen) and the late Joan Sutula (nee Niebauer) of 50 years. Dear father to Kay, Bob (Sheila), Dave (Julia), and Nancy (Milton). Step father to Jeff (Sandra), Mike (Lynne), and Ed (Gail) Gold. Grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 2. Brother of Dolores Dray (Roy) and the late John Sutula (Bev). Son of the late Mary and John Sutula.

Bob was born in McKean, PA and lived parts of his life in Erie, PA, Columbus, GA, Lima, OH , and Cleveland, OH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish or the charity of your choice.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 10 at 11am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 25801 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station where the family will receive friends from 10-11am. Interment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon at 1:30pm.

Arbogast, Dairel

Dairel J. Arbogast, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Dairel enjoyed hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Dairel is survived by his children, Joseph Arbogast (Carrie), Leah Lopez, and Amanda Arbogast (Jacob Porter); significant other, Wanda Arbogast; grandchildren, Isabella Arbogast and Frank Arbogast; and brother, Lester Arbogast (Sandra).  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Arbogast; and brothers, Delmar Arbogast, Roger Arbogast and Hubert Arbogast.  There will be no services at this time.

Stack, Michael D.

Michael D. Stack, 53 of Brunswick, passed away in an automobile accident on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was an extremely giving and generous man with a heart of gold. He always put others first and enjoyed helping them.

Michael loved playing golf and cards, and riding motorcycles.
Michael is survived by his mother, Marilyn Stack; father, Daryl Stack (Karen); sister, Suzanne Hahn (Joe) and their children, Kevin and Lauren Hahn; an aunt, Carolyn Kuhl; extended family, Kari and Jeff Massay both of Michigan; Roger Anderson of Florida; and Robert Wright of Michigan; and many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Michael’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at The Cellar at Mapleside Farm, 294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, from 4 – 6 pm.

Alford, April

April Alford (Turner), 45, passed away on Tuesday March 9, 2021. April was born in Cleveland on February 22, 1976, and grew up in Old Brooklyn until the age of 12, then moved to and remained in Brunswick the rest of her school years.

April was the only child of Rich and Marion (Harmon) Turner, of Brunswick; niece of Thomas Harmon of Wadsworth; very close with some special Aunts, and many cousins. Her passion in life was to be an extremely loving, and proud mother of Seaira, baby Turner (deceased), Desiray, and Dakota, and a little girl, Rilyn (adopted).

April’s passion for people and bringing happiness, laughter, and love to friends, and those who surrounded her, made them family, as it did with Seth (Seaira’s boyfriend) coming into our lives and being our rock. Her first job out of college was as a nanny for a family that meant the world to her, and continues for us today. Her ex-husband, Wil Alford, said he always had love for her in his heart, even through the tough times. A long time friend and companion, Doni Hutch, was with her through thick and thin, strived to comfort her in the down times, and keep her going strong for her kids. Anyone who knew April felt her warmth and caring ways immediately. And if you experienced her sense of humor, you’d be laughing the rest of the day. She was stuck on nature, nurturing, and being a ray of sunshine in everyone’s life. We will all miss her bright smile and infectious laugh.

Johnson, Brook S.

Brook S. Johnson, 49, died unexpectedly March 5, due to injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident.

Brook began with the family tree service business in his teens. He graduated from the Medina County Career Center as a horticulturalist, working at local golf courses. For the next 30+ years, he worked as a truck driver, which eventually lead to beginning his own business, Brookston Trucking Corporation.

Brook enjoyed many hobbies, including wood working, sprint car racing, snowmobiling, and bird hunting with his favorite canine friend, Jaxx.

Brook is survived by his sister, Kimberly Johnson; Fiance, Janeen McGuire; step children, Andrew McGuire & Maggie McGuire; niece, Kelly Sopiecha and her children, Joe Martovitz and Lily Martovitz; and nephew, Kyle Johnson and his daughter Kelsey Johnson.

Brook was preceded in death by his parents, Stacy and Carol Johnson and his brother Doug Johnson.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

 

Loya, Ruth A.

Ruth A. Loya took it to the limit for the last time on March 4, 2021.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 56 years, Donald Loya; daughters, Virginia Iacano (Tim) and Ruth Loya; grandchildren, Shelley Loya, Abigail Zollinhofer, Ciena Iacano, and Brandon Zollinhofer; great grandchildren, Domenic Puleo, Norah and Audrey Zollinhofer; and siblings, Chrissy Skoczen (Ron), James Kessler (Mary), and Julia Devine (Bill).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Virginia Kessler.

A Celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at a later date.

Lichy, Sidney Z. “Sid”

Sidney Z. Lichy, Jr. “Sid” age 58, left those of us to mourn him on February 26, 2021 very suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving a huge void in the lives of those who loved him.

Sid was born on April 15th, 1962 in Czechoslovakia and then in 1969, fled with his parents to the United States during the Soviet invasion, where they gained U.S. citizenship. He grew up in Fairview Park, Ohio, graduated, and then with his family, moved to Strongsville, Ohio. From Strongsville, Ohio, Sid followed his dream of owning his own business and moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1983 where he started his career in the airline/transportation business. In Jacksonville, FL, he interned for a small airline, Dolphin Airlines, but then became predominantly employed by Burlington Air Express for several years and was then promoted to Regional Manager which required him to transfer to Orlando, FL.

After several years, Burlington Air Express was acquired by Airborne Express. Due to Airborne’s unfortunate corporate struggles, Sid was determined to pursue his quest to become an entrepreneur and settled in St. Petersburg, FL where opportunity presented itself to own a franchise with Greyhound Bus Lines.

In 1995, he finally ventured out and seized the opportunity to become self-employed and start his own transportation business that was called GO Tours. His service offered unparalleled door to door service for his devoted clients to local airports as well as cruise ship ports, which became a highly successful career. Sid enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling, and the diverse culture that St. Pete has to offer. In his spare time, he loved to play and excelled in poker tournaments as well as enjoying the flavor of arts, museums, and theater. He also cherished the relationship he shared with his sister.
He was deeply knowledgeable in worldly events and local culture. Sid loved ethnic food and had a palate for trying new cuisines however, he favored Eastern European meals but especially the ones that his sister Jeanette would prepare to continue the legacy of their Mother’s ethnic traditions after she went to be with the Lord in 2008.

He blended in with multiple personalities effortlessly in his line of the transportation business. His customers absolutely loved him, and Sid was their welcoming committee with updates on new restaurants or events happening in the area. He enjoyed spending time with friends and took great pride in tending to his duties as a big brother to his little sister.
Sid had such charisma about him that it was infectious. He was personable to everyone he knew, but Sid’s greatest trait was his benevolence to others. He will truly be missed and leave cherished memories for many.

Sid leaves to mourn his loss, his cherished and loving sister Jeanette Augustine and his best friend since high school, Mark Bollinger and his wife Debbie, an Aunt and Uncle, cousins, valued friends, and an extensive clientele.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Z. Lichy, Sr. and Anna G. Lichy.

There will be a Celebration of Sid’s life at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 1pm to 3pm. There will be a time of social gathering from 1-2pm with the memorial service beginning at 2pm.


 

Prakap, Robert A. “Bob”

PRAKAP, Robert A. “Bob”, age 66 of Strongsville, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021. Loving Dad of Cortney N. Wilson (nee Prakap) (Christopher); cherished grandfather to William and Lilly; brother of Russell Prakap; son-in-law to Robert Weigand; ex-husband of Chris Filley (Duane); son-in-law to Bob Weigand (Sharon) brother-in-law to Julie Weigand, Bob Weigand (Sharon), Wally Weigand; faithful dog Pearl; uncle, cousin and friend of many. Preceded in death by his parents Russel and Thelma Prakap and mother-in-law Blanche Weigand. Passed away Friday, February 26, 2021.

Bob graduated from James Rhodes HS 1972. A  Mason of 40 years at North Star Lodge #638.  Majority member of Fairview Park DeMolay Chapter. He worked as the third shift supervisor, Material Handling for 38 years for the Cleveland Clinic/Cardinal Health. He was one of the pioneers that went to Cleveland Clinic Florida to help with that operation for almost 5 years. His daughter and grandchildren were the twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes. He was most proud of his daughter serving in the US Navy. One of Bob’s true loves was the many cars that he has had over the years.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Patrick Vargo, the other numerous doctors, nurses, specialty teams called in and the J5-5,6 teams of the Cleveland Clinic for never giving up and giving Bob the utmost care. God Bless you for all that you do for your patients and us the families.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Dyslexia Center Inc. – Cleveland. Checks should be forwarded to Robert C. Cygan, Treasurer, 432 Xavier St., Elyria, OH 44035.

Friends may gather at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 4334 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 6, 2021, with funeral services immediately following at 12:00 pm.  Burial to follow at Brooklyn Hts. Cemetery.

Cygan, Marion L.

M. LOUISE CYGAN, 95 of North Olmsted, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A. Cygan; loving mother of Pamela Chesar (John) and Robert C. “Bud” Cygan (Shari); dear grandmother of Ryan Cygan (Julie), Lauren Cygan, Rebecca Canaday (Chris), and Amanda Martinez (Cole); great grandmother of Jonathan McGilvray, Christopher Canaday, Elliot Martinez, and Michael Martinez; and sister of Helen Hiatt of Oregon.

Visitation at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma on Monday, March 1 from 4-7pm. New Hope Chapter #590 Eastern Star Service at 7pm. Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Polish National Church, 5375 Broadview Rd., Parma on Tuesday at 11am with prayers at the funeral home at 10am.