Knapp, Ruth E.

Ruth Elaine Knapp (nee Leonhardt), age 82, passed peacefully from this earth on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 She was born January 25th 1936 to the late Frank and Edna Leonhardt.

She will be deeply missed by her son Timothy P. Knapp, and Son-in-law Ernest Horvath(Elizabeth Flynn Horvath); Sister Karen Todorov and many other loving family members.

Ruth is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years Dennis P. Knapp, loving daughter Elizabeth A. Knapp and siblings Howard, Donald, Doris, and Robert.

We invite family and friends to gather together with us in a Celebration of her Life, on Sunday, September 23rd between 1 and 4 P.M. Words of remembrance will be spoken at 2:30 P.M., with a luncheon to follow at the Diamond Event Center, located at 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 44212.
In lieu of flowers please pay it forward with a random act of kindness.
Bollinger Funeral Services assisted with arrangements.

Shepherd, Donald Lee

Donald Lee Shepherd, Age 71, went peacefully to be with Jesus on September 10, 2018.  He was born on October 10, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio to Lee Shepherd and Lois Elise Shepherd (Wolters).

Donald grew up with two brothers, Robert (Lindy) and David (Val), and two sisters, Susan (Harvey) and Jeanne (Clarence).  He worked for General Motors in Brookpark for 30 years.  When he retired, he found great joy in perch fishing on Lake Erie.  He loved his boat (Granny’s Gripe), and was even accompanied by his wife now and again.

Donald is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen Louise (Stansbury, Gregory) Shepherd, his sons Donald J. (Irene) and Brian L. (Alison); daughters Amy L. Dell’Anno (Phil), Janet L. Gregory-Moos (Tim), and his best friend dog, Bailey.  He was preceded in death in 1997 by his daughter, Wendy S. (Gregory) Berry (Phil), parents of Jacob.

Donald leaves behind his favorite people, grandchildren Vince, Amanda, Anthony, Nick, Jacob, Tyler, Josephine, Ciara, Miabella and Adalyn.  He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends that he adored.  He was the most awesome father, and loved all his children equally.

We will miss you Snooter, but we will meet again in heaven.  Love, your family.

Services will take place, Friday, September 21 at 1:00 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Pearl Road, Brunswick.  If desired, please make donations in his memory to his church – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Palcisko, Craig

Craig Palcisko, age 48, passed away Saturday, September 8. Beloved son of John and Annette Palcisko beloved brother of John and Brian (Charlene) Girlfriend Gina Camerato. Many cousins’ nieces and nephews.

Craig grew up in Brunswick, Ohio. He attended St. Ambrose Catholic School (Class of 84) and Padua Franciscan High School (Class of 88). He Graduated with honor from Cleveland State and Ohio State Universities. He attended Sound Recording School in Chillicothe, Ohio. Upon graduation he began a successful career at Carnival Cruise Lines and worked as a sound engineer, then in a supervisory position for sound and entertainment on most all of their ships. He moved to Las Vegas to start his own Company Cisko Sound. Where he also worked for The Imperial Palace, The Lynx, The Quad.Ceasers, Mandalay Bay, Hard Rock and MGM casino’s. He traveled far and near to run shows for Legends entertainment that did live shows all over the country, He helped create the Brad Garrett Comedy Club at The MGM. He worked with Chicken Foot part of his favorite band Van Halen, Wayne Newton, Meatloaf, Olivia Newton John, Santana, Celine Dion, Lionel Ritchie singing and Clint Eastwood’s speech at Steve Wynn’s wedding. He was part of The Vegas Cares Event for victims of last year’s Las Vegas tragedy.

He was quite the entertainer himself full of fun, quick wit funny jokes acting out the simplest of tasks into a comedy routine. He had a huge heart and was a honest true friend to everyone he met. He was bigger than this life could contain. He had big big plans for opening his own entertainment club in his hometown of Brunswick Ohio this year. He wasn’t finished living his gift of a life yet and we were robbed of his love and talents for things to come. He did so much for so many. His thousands of friends span the globe and he will be missed by everyone. His family especially.

Thank you all for being a part of his life. Please share stories and photos on Facebook.

A viewing will be at 10 a.m. Friday September 14th with a funeral mass to follow promptly at 11a.m. Viewing and Service will be at Saint Colette Catholic Church 330 W. 130TH St. Brunswick, Ohio 44212 Burial following at Resurrection Cemetery in Valley City, Ohio. Returning back to Saint Colette’s in Brunswick for a memorial luncheon.

Cards can be brought to Saint Colette’s or mailed to Annette Palcisko, c/o Bollinger Funeral Services, 3325 Center Road, Brunswick, OH 44212.  The link to Go Fund Me for Funeral and a Memorial is

Carter, Clyde L.

Clyde Lewis Carter, 80, previously of Ravenna and Streetsboro, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 after a long courageous battle with lung cancer, with his loving wife, who he cherished more than anything, and family by his side.

Clyde was born on July 31, 1938, in Detroit, MI, to Robert and Bertha (Ballinger) Carter.  He graduated from Southeast High School in Palmyra Township, OH in 1957.  A U.S. Marine veteran and also serving in the Reserves, he retired from Ford Motor Company in Walton Hills, OH.  He married Marilynn (Gaster-Enos) on May 24, 1986.  She was the love of his life.   You rarely would see one without the other.

Clyde loved the Cleveland Indians, and rarely missed watching a game on TV. He even had a TV in his garage where he enjoyed tinkering.   He was a loving father and grandfather, who would give you the shirt off of his back, and you better take it or else he’d “jerk a knot in your tail”, as he would lovingly say.  His wife and family were everything to him, and he was proud of each and every one of them.   Through it all, he had a spirit that no one could deny.   He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife Marilynn, he is survived by his daughters Laura Carter, of Plano, TX, Sheila Carter Perdue of Smyrna, DE, stepson James Enos of Medina, OH, stepdaughter Debra Enos of Ft. Riley, KS, grandchildren Alex (Allie), Hannah, Brandon, Elise, Christopher, Sarah (Ron), Robert, Mollie (Chris), and great-grandchildren Serenity and Carter.  Also surviving are Brothers Wayne (Connie) Carter, Ron Carter, Larry (Nancy) Carter, Sister Caroline Hudson, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents, sisters Sue Ward, Jean Aubert, and stepson Larry Enos.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services.  In lieu of flowers, make a donation to your favorite charity in his name.  Burial will be at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Rittman, OH.

Tavener, Lois A.

LOIS ANN TAVENER, age 83 of Brunswick, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who had been a bus driver for the North Royalton Schools and also was a beautician. Lois loved to do crafts, play bingo, go to casinos, and be with her dogs and cats.

She is survived by her daughter Therese Fishman (Fred); grandsons, Fred Fishman (Jessi), Donald Fishman, and David Fishman (Rachel); great grandchildren, Chip, Shyann, Makenzi, Dawson, Jameson, Weston, Skyler, and Dylan; and her significant other, Tim McDonnell. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Ellen Platten, and seven brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends at the Christ Church, 23080 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station on Friday from 10am until the funeral service at 12 noon.  Please meet the family inside the main gate for the interment on Saturday at 12 noon at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Basenback, Caroline M.

Caroline M. Basenback, 81 of Parma Hts., passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Brooks (Stewart), Bill, Jr. (Diane), and George; grandchildren, Charlie, Amy, Vince, David, Amanda, Matt, Ginny, Mark, Jen, Jordan, Jenna, and Matthew; great grandchildren, Megan, Lee, Kali, Erin, Lillie, Emma, and David, Jr.; and best friends, Ann Duncan and Sis Trimble.

The family will receive friends at the BOLLINGER-BICAN FUNERAL HOME, 9810 Denison Ave. on Sunday from 4-8pm. A funeral service will be at the funeral home on Monday at 10:30am followed by the burial at Brooklyn Hts. Cemetery.

Cunningham, Kathleen C.

KATHLEEN C. CUNNINGHAM (nee Gaydos), 81 of Medina, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018.

She is survived by her children, Mary Catherine Boettcher (William), and Timothy J. Cunningham (Lee Ann); grandchildren, Cody, Emily, and Jordan Boettcher, Courtney Niemann, and Amanda Cunningham; and brothers, David Gaydos (Marie) and John “Jack” Gaydos. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald; brothers, George and Joe Gaydos, and sister, Phyllis Bacho.

The family will receive friends at SLONE AND CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 13115  Lorain Ave., on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 4-8pm.

Please meet at church for the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Angela Merici Church, 20970 Lorain Ave. on Thursday at 10am followed by the interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Edwards, Lori

Lori Edwards, age 54 of Olmsted Township, passed peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 after a long battle. She was a loving mother, nana, daughter, sister and a cherished companion.

Lori is survived by her loving children, Christen Elkins (Jeff), Brittany Fowler (Nick), Gary Edwards (Allison), and Tyler Edmisten (Jessica); grandchildren, Sylar, Eli, Emma, Myles, Theo, Lincoln, Isabelle, and Ella; mother, Janice Meeks and step father, Marvin Meeks; brother, Dan Friend (Cindy), and longtime companion, Eric Edmisten. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Edwards, and father, Henry Friend.

The family will receive friends at the Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville on Sunday from 2-6pm. The funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Monday at 11am followed by the burial at Sunset Memorial Park.  A luncheon will follow at Sandy Ridge Reservation in North Ridgeville .


Klasek, Clarence

Clarence Klasek, age 77, passed away July 23 after a long illness.  Clarence is survived by his loving wife of almost 55 years, Kathryn; daughters, Laurie Baker (Jim) and Shelly Lotz (Dean);  grandchildren, Shannon Klasek, Andrew and Justine Lotz, Julia, James and Jackson Baker, and Sarah Yuschak; brother, Charles Klasek; brother-in-law Frank Prijatel (Louise); and many nieces, nephews and friends.  He was preceded in death by his son, David, and eight brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends at St. Colette Church, 330 W. 130th St., Brunswick on Friday, August 3 from 9:30 – 11:00 am, with a memorial Mass at 11:00.  There will be a luncheon immediately following, at First Christian Church, 3611 Center Road, Brunswick.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network @

Bollinger Funeral Services assisted with arrangements.