Stelma, Derrick

Derrick W. Stelma, 46, passed away unexpectedly September 18, 2021. He is the son of Darcy Pescatrice and Michael Pescatrice (deceased).

Derrick was a handyman, and loved his family, as well as music, the outdoors, and sports.  He was the favorite “Uncle Derrick”.

In addition to his mother, Derrick is survived by his stepbrother, Charles Pescatrice, niece, Alysabella Vavra; niece, Alyssa Makoroff; nephew, Jarrett Makoroff; great-nephew, Roderick Makoroff; and many other nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his brother, David J. Stelma.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Palguta, Richard M.

RICHARD MAXWELL PALGUTA, age 38, also known as Ricky or Tiny, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday September 9, 2021. He was a kind, helpful, and caring man who had a hearty laugh. Ricky also was a free-spirited animal lover who was well loved and will be greatly missed.

Ricky is survived by his parents, Barbara Palguta, Richard Dietrich, and Paul Palguta; aunt Mary Lynn Roberts (Frank Hotkiewicz); uncle William Roberts (Victoria); cousins, Matthew Smith, Alanna Hoole, Sarah Hoole, and Danica Hoole; and his special buddy, “Pork Chop” Roberts.

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

Bollinger Funeral Services is assisting the family.

Decker, Richard

Richard Decker, 72, went home to our Lord on August 26th, 2021.

Survived by his wife; Amy, 3 children from first marriage; Mickie Getz (Matt), Chris Decker (Lynn), and David Decker (Melissa), 2 stepchildren; Josh Romano (Lauren) and Nathan Romano (Mandy); and 9 grandchildren; Marian, Marcus, Eric, Lauren, Austin, Zach, Isaac, Caleb, and Amelia. He is one of 7 siblings; Diane, Karen, Noreen, Jim, Kathy, and Dan.  Preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Lillian.

Richard established his own tool & die business, Investment Tooling Service. He was devoted to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, and volunteered at his parish as a CCD teacher, rosary leader, and technical support. Rich loved good food and would travel as much as it took to find the perfect muenster cheese, mint chocolate square, licorice, etc.  Speaking of food, he always had a great wine to go along with it, which he gladly shared. He had a great sense of humor, too. He could tell a joke like it was a real story that actually happened, tricking you until the end with the punchline. His singing voice was beautiful, and was usually the loudest in church, that is, until Parkinson’s interfered. He endured the disease with grace and good humor for 12 years. Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church at 11 am on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the Mass, from 10 – 11 am.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sisters of Life, at or Southwest Hospice.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face shine upon you, and give you peace.

Holbert, Marleen

On Monday, August 23, 2021 Marleen Holbert (nee Grentzer) followed her beloved husband Randy in passing.  Marleen was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was a graduate of West Tech High School, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the homecoming court.

After working for a short time outside of the home, Marleen was an extraordinary homemaker for Randy and their three children. She is survived by her only sibling Alfred “Mick” Grentzer, daughters Lynne Earhart (Michael Frazier) and Laura Hawes, son Patrick Holbert, and cherished grandchildren William Hawes and Erin Hawes (Dallin Sutherland), as well as several cousins and dear friends.

Marleen’s warm and welcoming disposition will remain forever in our hearts, and much as she tended to her precious flowers, she was always able to cast a ray of sunshine upon all those she loved, even in the most uncertain of times. Marleen, as a mother, you taught us the importance of keeping close to loved ones, and the value of honoring tradition.  And as a grandmother, you showed us the meaning of unconditional love.

A celebration of Marleen’s life will be shared by immediate family in private. Honorary contributions may be made to Special Olympics Medina County, 4691 Windfall Rd, Medina, OH 44256.

Azre, Gaile E.

Gaile Elizabeth Azre (Hamula), 79, born on November 29th, 1941, daughter to the late Michael and Evelyn Hamula, passed away and joined the Lord on August 13th 2021. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her late husband, Ronald Azre. brother-in-laws, Raymond and Allan Azre and granddaughter Brittany Drone. She is survived by her brother Allan Hamula, sister Linda Sherman and her children Kimberly Drone (Terrence Drone), Leslie Mastro and Kelly Michaels (James Hamilton). Her grandchildren Terence Drone and Breauna Mastro.

Gaile lived a beautiful life marrying Ronald Azre, the only love she had known since the age of 15 in May of 1962. They had three daughters, which they both centered their world around. Both of them enjoyed the music of Elvis Presley and the song that most signified their love to one another was “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. They enjoyed concerts together, went and visited Graceland and together collected memorabilia that symbolized a lifetime of their love and devotion. Gaile enjoyed trips to the Amish Country with her sister, shopping HSN or QVC, dinners at Longhorn and shopping the aisles of Discount Drug Mart with her daughter, collected beautiful Seraphim angels, excelled in the art of sewing and had an unconditional love for animals that was undeniably pure. She was genuinely warm, loving, gentle, giving, kind and most of all pure and true to those she loved. She would light up a room with her radiant and beautifully contagious smile; and for all those that knew her, loved her.

In her professional career, she made the accomplishment of becoming a Northeastern Ohio Divisional Organizer with Princess House Crystal and dedicated close to 30 years of successful achievements. She mentored young women with her leadership skills as well as grew her own group of women known as the “Azre Angels.” Her success in sales allowed her to win all-expense paid trips for her and her husband to Hawaii three times, Bermuda, London and Monaco to name a few. Gaile had also spent the last 25 years of her career working full time as a dedicated Sales Associate at Macy’s. She gained many loyal friends there and found servicing and helping customers with her smile an enjoyable career until her retirement in June of 2019. The success she achieved with her career never allowed her to lose focus or the time it took to take care of her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother through and through.

In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill; although we can no longer see you; you will be forever cherished and loved in our hearts until we meet again.

A very special heartfelt thank you to the many nurses and STNAs with the Welsh Home of Rocky River and Cypress Hospice for their dedicated special care they provided up to and leading to her final journey Home.

Due to the uncertainties and spike in COVID, our Celebration of Life for Gaile will be postponed until next year close to the anniversary of her joining the Lord’s home, Please contact Kelly Michaels at her email address for further details.

In memory of Gaile and her unconditional love for animals, any donations can be made to the Medina SPCA at


Discenzo, Donna

Donna M. Discenzo, 71 of Brunswick, passed away suddenly on August 23, 2021. She enjoyed crafting, travelling, vacationing, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Donna also loved her dog, Elmo.

She is survived by her sons, Warren Fredericy (Carla), Brian Fredericy (Lisa), and Jarrett Fredericy, Sr. (Rachel); grandchildren, Zachary Fredericy, Lexi Fredericy, Jarrett Fredericy, Jr., and Connor Fredericy.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mabel Krajewski.

Following cremation, the family will be holding a private celebration of Donna’s life.

Close, Stanford R.

STANFORD R. CLOSE Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Loving father of Robert S. (deceased) (wife Carolyn), Susan R. Bade (Philip), Alan L. (Vicky Young), and Gary S. (Sue). Dear grandfather of Meghan, Jessica Bowers (Alex), Jason (Jessica), Stephanie, Matthew, and Brittany. Great grandfather of A.J. Bowers.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-9pm at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA. A Masonic Service will be at 8:00pm.

Graveside service Friday 9:30am at Woodvale Cemetery. Please meet at the funeral at 9am to process to cemetery.


Azre, Gaile

Gaile Elizabeth Azre, born on November 29th, 1941, daughter to the late Michael and Evelyn Hamula, wife of late Ronald Azre, peacefully passed away on August 13th, 2021. She is survived by her brother, Allan Michael Hamula; sister, Linda Sue Sherman; her children, Kimberly Gaile Drone,  Leslie Leigh Mastro and Kelly Lynn Michaels; grandchildren, Terence Rondel William Drone and Breauna Leigh Mastro; and her beloved dog Angel.

Gaile lived a wonderful life, marrying Ronald Azre, the only love she had known, on May 5th, 1962. They had three daughters, which they both centered their world around. They enjoyed the music of Elvis Presley, and the song that most signified their love for each other was “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. They enjoyed concerts together, visited Graceland, and collected memorabilia. Gaile enjoyed trips to Amish Country, baking, going out to dinner with friends and family, sewing, and collecting beautiful Seraphim angels.

In her professional career of 50 + years, she started with Princess House Crystal and became a divisional organizer, mentoring young women with positive leadership.  With her successes in her division it allowed her to travel the world while fulfilling her lifelong dreams. With the remaining 25 years of her career she continued in retail, helping customers with her contagious smile, while giving purpose to her life, until her retirement in June of 2019.

In life I Loved you dearly, in death I Love you still. In my heart you hold a place, no one can ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of me went with you, the day God took you home.

Due to COVID, our Celebration of Life for Gaile will be postponed until next year. Please contact Kelly Michaels at her email address for further details
Send condolences to: Kimberly Drone 2 Ambling Lane Levittown, PA 19055.  Bollinger Funeral Services assisted the family.

Farmer, Jerry L.

Jerry L. Farmer, 79, was called to sit on Heaven’s front porch on August 8th, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 28, 1941 in Williamson, West Virginia a Son of Gladys L.( Varney) and Earl Ray Farmer,Sr. Jerry is preceded in death by his Parents, his Wife Ann, Daughter Debara L. Farmer, Son Jerry James Farmer(Snook) and five Brothers Earl Ray Farmer Jr., Bobby Farmer Sr., Jack Farmer, Gene Farmer and Donald R. Farmer Sr.

He is survived by daughters Annette (Timothy) Bragg of Valley City, Pamela ( Corey) Corson of New Lyme, Son Timothy ( Diana) Farmer of Brookpark, Three Sisters Mabel Bolan of Andover, Donna Faye Beckner of Warren, Sandra Elliott of Minford. Three Brothers Roby Farmer of New Lyme, Columbus Farmer of Jefferson and Steve Farmer of Virginia.
And Many Great Friends, Grandkids and Great Grandkids who will miss him dearly.

Jerry would give the white t-shirt off his back to help someone. He enjoyed hunting, telling a good story, spending time with his Family and sitting on the front porch. He was a hard worker and never missed a day of work.

A celebration of life will be held on August 21st at The Colebrook Community Center 682 US 322 Orwell, Ohio. Services to begin at 3:30pm with a dinner at 5pm. Family is requesting in lieu of flowers spend time on your porch as this was one of Jerry’s favorite things to do.

Seiter, Carl S.

Carl S. Seiter, 68, passed away July 24, 2021.  He was a truck driver, and thoroughly enjoyed driving his trucks.

Carl is survived by his siblings, Thomas (Beth Ann), Kenneth (Corrine), Nancy Crespo and Ruth Conner; and nieces, Jessica Crespo, Gina Crespo, Theresa Seiter and Cassandra Dooley.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ethel Seiter; and brothers, Clarence Jr. David, Johnny, Willie and Jimmy.

There will be a Celebration of Life in Carl’s honor on Saturday, August 28, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm  at the Brunswick Eagles, 349 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

Bollinger Funeral Services assisted the family.