Hare, Amanda

Amanda Hare of Valley City passed away on March 12, 2019 at the age of 31.  A highly creative and gifted hair stylist, Amanda was a free spirit with dreams larger than life.  Family meant everything to her and they unconditionally loved her, supported her dreams, and celebrated her accomplishments. Amanda was strong-willed, empathetic, compassionate, and always helped her family, friends and even the smallest of creatures. She loved and adored her daughter, Adrianna, and was thankful each day for such a precious gift.

Surviving are Amanda’s daughter Adrianna, brother Jesse, sisters Kristin and Marisa, mother Mari (Rick) Engelhart, father Ray, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Amanda was preceded in death by her grandparents Ross & Carol Gibaldi, Bob & Bernadette Tegel, great-grandparents Vincenzo Gibaldi and Carl & Margaret Paoletta. A Celebration of Life for immediate family and close family friends is graciously being hosted at The Chapel at Plum Creek, 891 Marks Road, Brunswick: March 24, 2:00p

Velazquez, Miguel A.

Miguel A. Velazquez age 77 of Elyria, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019. He was a wonderful, unselfish, loyal man who lit up a room wherever he was. Miguel was a big flirt and never knew a stranger. He was a funny jokester who loved making others laugh. Miguel loyally served in the 82nd Airborne in the Army. Above all else, he loved his family, church, and community.

Miguel will be missed by his children, Michael Velazquez (Erika), Victoria Rivera, Jacqueline Payne, and Dora Maysonet; grandchildren, Megan, Eric, Michael, Halle, Ericka, Morgan, Erin, Nicole, and Monika; great grandchildren, Jaidyn and Ava; brothers, Carlos Velazquez (Carmen) and Rafael Velazquez (Glenda); many nieces and nephews, and his life companion and best friend, Linda Gartman.

Miguel was preceded in death by his parents Carlos and Herminia Velazquez.

The family will receive friends at the Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain on Saturday, March 9 from 9-10am followed by the Mass at 10am.

Hughes, Leoda

Leoda Hughes, age 88, passed away Monday, February 18.  She was a sweet and kind hearted soul who was dearly loved and will be missed by all that knew her.

Leoda is survived by her daughters, Clarissa Hughes and Diane Durham; grandchildren, Ranae Ulrich, Kyle Ulrich, Kelly Wasserman, Joseph Wasserman, Janelle Bilyeu (Scott) and Jordan Durham; great grandchildren, Isabella Danford, Bentley Bilyeu, Rozalyn Bilyeu and Allison Bilyeu; sisters, Roberta Swan, Jewell Taylor and Frieda Calhoun; and many nieces and nephews.

Leoda was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow; daughter, Linda Hughes; parents, Samuel and Bertha New; brothers, Earl and Lawrence New; and Shirley Helton.

A graveside service will be held at Woodvale Cemetery, 7535 Engle Road, Middleburg Hts., on Friday, February 22 at 12:30 pm.

Smith, Judy

Judy Smith of Bath, died early Sunday morning February 3 at Greenfield Estate; an Alzheimer’s  facility, with her husband of 60 years at her side.  We are comforted to know that she is now with the Lord.

Judith Mary Bach was born September 6, 1935 in Milwaukee;where she grew up.  She attended Northwestern University where she met her future husband David.  They were married in 1958 and started their family in suburban Chicago.  Judy taught kindergarten for a few years after graduating from NU.   Three of their five children were born there before they moved to northeast Ohio in 1964, where David continued his career in life insurance sales and management.  Two more children were born in the area, the last one after they had moved to Aurora.  Judy raised her children with love and passion and as they began to leave home she played a very important support role in her husband’s insurance agency management acting as cheerleader, sounding board, and presenter of “outside the box” ideas.

Judy’s life changed in 1970 when she began to follow Jesus as her personal savior.  She read and studied scripture which invariably comforted her even when her personal circumstances were problematic. Her passion for the Lord was inspirational for her friends and family.  Judy made several mission outreach trips in the states and overseas.

In retirement, Judy and David lived in Ohio and in Amelia Island FL.  Her Alzheimer’s was first diagnosed in ’07 and they moved back to Ohio full time in 2012 to be closer to family, their church, and physicians.
She is survived by her husband Dave, five children, Andy(married to Brooke Smith), Gretchen (married to Terry Clark), Ellen, Katy (Married to Gary Huggins), and Ben.  She had six grandchildren.  She will be missed by all who knew her for who she was and her beautiful smile and laughter; she brought a lot of joy and brightness into their lives. Thanks to the staff at Greenfield Estates and Crossroads Hospice for their wonderful caring.

Calling hours will be held at 9:30am followed by a service at 10:30am on Saturday February 9 at CrossPoint Church 855 Rothrock Rd Copley OH 44321 (the corner of Cleveland Massillon and Rothrock Roads.) A luncheon in celebration of Judy’s life will be held immediately after the service.
If you wish to make a donation please do so in Judy’s name to Alzheimer’s Disease Research or The Alzheimer’s Association.

Rossi, Maria

Maria G. Rossi, age 83, passed away January 26, 2019.

Maria is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dino; children, Steve (Rosa) Rossi and Marika (Jim) Dienes; and grandchildren, Stephen & Michael Rossi and Jimmy & Robi Dienes.  A

memorial mass will be held February 9 at 10:30 am at Church of the Assumption, 9183 Broadview Road, followed by a gathering in the hall.

Abramovich, Annette

ANNETTE KLOSTERMEYER ABRAMOVICH (nee Arcaro) age 64 of Cleveland, passed away January 27, 2019. She was an LPN for about 40 years. Annette is survived by her daughters, Erin Enczur (Mark) and Kelly Bowser (Alan); grandchildren, Alex, Saige, Makenzie, Sean, Reagan, Kylie, Ashton, and Mason; great grandson, Bryson; and sisters, Denise Moore, Diane Taylor, Amy Fredrickson (Steve), and Dawn Luzier (Tim). Preceded in death by her mother, Annette Arcaro. The family will receive friends at the Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick on Thursday from 5 – 7:30 pm with a service beginning at 7:30 pm.

Sorci, Ruby

Ruby Christine Sorci (nee Humphries) of Medina died peacefully at home with her son, Joseph and daughter-in-law, Sheila on January 7, 2019, at the age of 97.

Ruby is survived by her son, Joseph (Sheila) Sorci, resident of Medina; daughter, Char (Richard, deceased) Hogle, of Lake Villa, IL; stepdaughter, Karen (George) Long of Cleveland; grandchildren, Joey Sorci of North Olmsted, Shana (Michael) Cappiello of Jupiter, FL, Christopher Sorci of Hermitage, TN, and Rhonda (Jim) Hogle-Gallagher; great grandchildren, Matthew of Winter Garden, FL, Kayla and Lizzy Cappiello and Hannah Bourque.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Sorci of Orlando, FL; her parents of Virginia; sister Mary Labbato of Brunswick; brothers, Willard Humphries of Cleveland, Elmer Humphries of Key West, FL, and Jim Humprhies of Michigan.

Ruby was born on September 29, 1921 in Virginia, to Ellis and Lula Humphries.  She worked at General Motors, where she did piecework.  She retired in 1982 to move to Orlando, Florida, with her husband.

Ruby will be cremated, and there will be a private family ceremony.  Bollinger Funeral Services of Brunswick assisted with arrangements.  www.bollingerfuneral

Berry, Charles N. Jr.

CHARLES N. BERRY, JR., passed away suddenly on his 90th birthday, December 27, 2018 at his home. He was the owner of Lakewood Floor Covering for 60 years.

Charlie was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of North Star Lodge #398 for 61 years. He is survived by his son William; grandchildren, Jacob, Thomas (Rachael), Tristy (Brandon), and Charles (Theresa); and great grandchildren, Julia, Charles, and Stella.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rita; son Charles III (wife Kathy, surviving); sister Janette Pokrandt and brother William (wife Sue, surviving).

A private family service will be held. Donations in Charlie’s name may be sent to North Star Lodge #398, 15500 Triskett Ave., Cleveland, OH 44111.

Morris, Erik P.

Erik Phillip Morris

10-13-1975 to 12-26-2018

Erik left this world after a short illness.  He left behind his father & mother, Phillip and Denene Morris; beloved brother, Zachary; grandmothers, Josephine Jarrell and Nancy Dittebrand; and aunts, uncles and cousins.  Erik was preceded in death by his biological mother, Caryn.

A private graveside service will be held at the family cemetery in Emmons, West Virginia

Kardos, Joanie

Joanie Kardos, 76, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018, at her home in Brunswick Hills. She was born, Mary Joan Kardos, December 2, 1942 in Cleveland, to Ernest and Mary (Kaczur) Kardos.

Joanie was a graduate of Ohio University. She taught for 32 years for Richmond Heights School District. Joanie loved hiking, biking and camping at the Ohio State Parks.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 33 years, John Dooley; her sisters, Arla Russo, Doris Morse and Debbie Connor;  her niece, Marie Vasali; and nephew George Russo III.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 12:00 P.M. at Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road in Medina.
In remembrance of Joanie and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cornerstone Chapel.