Miller, Gene P.

Gene Parker Miller, 70, of Litchfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Hospice of Medina County.

Gene was born May 17, 1948, in Cleveland to the late Gordon and Alice (McFerren) Miller.  He graduated from Euclid High School in 1966.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army for 2 years and was honorably discharged in 1971.  Gene retired from The Astrup Company as a draftsman.

Survivors include his son, Bryan (Shannon) Miller; daughter, Erika Miller; sisters, Bethann Petronio and Linda Clark; grandchildren, Zachery, Jordan and Brandon Miller and Kayden Rice.

Gene was a kind soul and devoted grandfather.  He enjoyed fishing, cutting the grass, watching reruns of M.A.S.H., and following the Browns and Indians.

The family will receive friends and neighbors Monday, April 15, 2019 at Litchfield Assembly of God, 9082 Norwalk Rd, Litchfield,  from 3-5PM, with a short service immediately following.

Harte, Janet E.

Ms. Janet Elizabeth Harte, 83 years old, was welcomed to Heaven on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 9:11 am, after a very long battle with numerous health problems.  She passed while residing at Western Reserve Altercare, in Stow, Ohio.  She had a wonderful Hospice team from Summa Health system, has well as her angels from Altercare.

Janet was born in wheeling W.V. on August 9, 1935. She was the only child to loving parents; Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Dora O’Brien, both of whom joined the Lord in heaven many years earlier.  Ms. Harte came to Ohio at an early age. She was married twice in life, first to Mr. Richard Earl Harte (father of Dora and Ronald) and Second to Mr. William L. Christian (father of youngest son Robert).

 Janet is survived by her Daughter Dora E. Holycross, who she dearly missed and loved so very much; her son in law, Junior Lee Holycross, who Janet always loved; grandson, Robert Holycross, who she always wanted to see; and her 5 great grand children, (Robert Holycross’s children); son, Ronald P. Harte, who she never stopped searching for (he is said to be missing in Arizona). Ronald has a daughter, Janet’s granddaughter, who she always wanted to meet, but loved from afar. Finally, Janet is survived by her youngest son, Robert H. Harte of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Janet wanted it known that Robert Harte looked after his mother since the age of 13 yrs old; and was her happiness and greatest advocate. She loved all her family, she will be deeply missed.  Janet also wanted to thank Dr. Atul Goswami, her dearest friend and miracle doctor.  There will be no viewing, due to cremation.  A memorial service to honor Janet will be held this summer.  Robert Harte will contact everyone with a date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Bollinger Funeral Services to help defray costs. (Janet’s favorite bible passage is the 23rd psalm)

Young, Fred C. Jr.

Fred C. Young Jr., age 76, passed away April 4, 2019.

Fred is survived by his loving wife, Yoshiko; his daughters, Theresa Phelps (Michael) and Cathy Oliver (Nathaniel); grandchildren, Mitchell Czaplicki, Neil Czaplicki (Lauren), Brittany Czaplicki (Mike Rastall), and Owen Phelps; and his sister, Kathleen Raffo.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Sr. and Winifred Young.

Private family services will be held.

Moss, Russell

Russell Moss, age 84, passed away April 6, 2019.

Russell leaves behind his beloved wife, Mary Ann; son, Bernard; grandchildren, Russell and Lindsey Moss; and his brother, Donald Moss (Sue).  He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Florence, and his brother, Jack.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5:45 p.m. at the Schulte & Mahon-Murphy Funeral Home, 5252 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst (Between Richmond and Brainard).  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of service.

Kalamasz, John A.

John A. Kalamasz, age 74, passed away April 4, 2019.

John enjoyed the outdoors, spending time boating, hunting and fishing with family and friends.  He also loved his hunting dogs, and spending time with his grandchildren.

John is survived by his son, Michael (Tracy), and his grandchildren, Ashley, Merissa and Michael.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Spies, James T. “Ted”

James T. “Ted” Spies, 81 of Spencer, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019. He was retired from Invacare. Ted had enjoyed playing softball well into his 50’s as well as restoring old tractors, lawn mowers, and cars. He thoroughly enjoyed sitting on his porch and visiting with friends and spending time with his buddies at various Spencer restaurants.  Ted’s greatest love was for his family and friends, especially his children and grandchildren whom he loved deeply.

Ted is survived by his children, James Spies (Lisa), Tammy Spies (Mike), and Kasie Vonderau (Kevin); grandchildren, Joey, Leah, Max, Wendy, Greg, Alex, Teddi, and Kyle; great granddaughter, Aubrie; and siblings, Bud Spies and Pat Rodgers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Minnie Spies; and siblings, Bob, Peg, Curly, Geraldine, Dan, Rosie, Dot, and Jack.

Please join the family for a Celebration of Ted’s Life on Sunday, April 7 from 3-5pm at the Spencer United Methodist Church, 201 East Main St., Spencer.


Larsen, Louis (Lou)

Louis (Lou) Larsen, age 89, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. 

Beloved husband of 63 years to Nancy (Burkhart).  Loving father of Mark (deceased; Debbie), Neil (Patty), Kurt (Lisa) and Diane Gabriel (Bill).  Grandfather of Adam, Amy, Jonathan, Mindy, Tyler, Kirsten, Kevin, Erin, Eric and Jason.  Great Grandfather of Ashton, Hannah, Valerie, Owen, Aiden, Kailah, Noah, Austin and Christian.

Louis was born on August 19, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio to Louis, Sr. and Minnie (Pedersen).  He married the love of his life, Nancy on July 9, 1955.   He and Nancy raised their four children in Fairview Park, Ohio and resided there until moving to Brunswick, Ohio in 2015.

Louis served in the U. S. Army from 1946 through 1948 .  He was a North Olmsted Police Officer, retiring in 1981 after 25 years of service.   He also sailed as a marine engineer on Great Lakes ore carriers.   He enjoyed camping & traveling visiting all U. S. Continental states.    Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Medina, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH. 44256.

Brower, David W.

David W. Brower, 69, of Medina, passed away January 16, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family, after his two year battle with lung cancer.

David was born July 13, 1949 in Canton, Ohio to Oliver W. and Fay Brower.

David graduated from Marlington High School in 1967.  He then entered the Army in 1969, and was stationed in Germany.  David was a retired Police Officer of Lake Milton Police Department.  He also worked many years with Stark County District Library as a Security Officer.  He was also a member of the Alliance Police Reserves Unit.

David is survived by his loving wife, Virginia; his children, Christy of Alliance, Ohio and Jason (Kim) of Texas; stepdaughter, Heather (Mike) of Barberton; four granddaughters, Aviana, Lyrical and Journee of Alliance and Jojo of Texas; brother, Paul (Lisa) of Florida; many aunts and uncles; and special friends Jerry and Carla Hart.

A special thanks to his caregivers, Merrily and Jeanne, and to Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Cremation has taken place.  A memorial to honor David’s life will be on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship, 5301 Chippewa Road, Medina, with the Rev.Jerry Hart officiating.

Sprouse, Jesse R. Sr.

Jesse R. Sprouse, age 85, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019.

Jesse was a US Army Veteran, and was retired from Ford.  He loved golfing, bowling, and visiting with family and friends.  He also enjoyed making his holiday peanut brittle and delivering it to his neighbors and friends throughout the city.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, George and Annie (Prather) Sprouse; brother, George and sister, Beatrice Hinton.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Marcella (Price) Sprouse, Son, Jesse Robert (Lisa), and grandchildren, John and Laura.

In Memory of Jesse, donations may be made to Cleveland Clinic Hospice, 6801 Brecksville Rd #110, Independence, OH  44131
Services were provided by Bollinger Funeral Services.

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