Atkinson, Richard “Steve”

Richard “Steve” Atkinson passed away August 14, 2020.

A memorial service in his honor will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Cuyahoga Valley Church, 1226 Substation Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212.

Bollinger Funeral Services assisted the family.

Livingston, Deborah

Deborah Livingston, 66, of Medina, was born on July 24, 1955 in Bedford, Ohio and passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Medina, OH. She is survived by her children, Steven Adkins (Diana) and Nora Turski (nee Adkins); grandchildren, Kyle Adkins, Autumn Turski, and Matthew Turski; great-grandchild, Bradlee Adkins; and siblings, Patty O’Mahen (Albert), Howard Livingston (Laurie), Dan Livingston (Tanya), and Amy McDaniels (Jeff).

Deborah was preceded in death by her parents, Peggy Miller and Norman Livingston, Sr.; and siblings, Norman Livingston, Jr., and Leonard Livingston.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 beginning at 2pm at Hope Church, 1905 Pearl Rd., Brunswick in the “Garage” in the back. Please park in the rear of the church. The family will receive friends following the service until 3:30pm.

Bollinger Funeral Services is assisting the family.

Holop, Albert

Albert Holop (Big Al) of Brunswick, OH, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 24th, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer.

Al was a 1967 graduate of West Tech and a 40 year dedicated employee of Smith & Harris (Joy Technology)

Al was preceded in death by his parents, Michael, Sr. and Elizabeth Holop; brothers Michael, Jr. and Lou Holop.

Al is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Judy; son, Gary Peksa (Betty); daughter, Jody Clements (Rich); grandson, Joshua Clements; brother, Walter (Lana) Holop; sister-in-laws, Ann Yarish, Nancy Finfrock and Joyce Kopinsky; brother-in-law, Don Yarish; faithful dog, Jake; nieces, nephews, and many, many dear friends.

Al was a vibrant, kind and generous man.  He had an infectious smile and made everyone laugh with his stories (sometimes exaggerated and sometimes made up).  He was there to lend a helping hand to whomever needed it and was known for that by his friends and neighbors.

Al graciously donated his body to the Cleveland Clinic for the advancement of medical science.  There will be no funeral, but a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

A special thanks to Hospice of the Western Reserve for their kindness, compassion, support and wonderful care in Al’s final months, as they were a blessing to both he and his family.

Ausperk, Charles “Skip”

Charles E. Ausperk, known as Skip Ausperk, son of Charles J. Ausperk and Ruth Ausperk (nee Stine). Born September 22, 1956. Passed away suddenly on July 21, 2021. He was married to his wife, Lisa Ausperk, for 31 years.

They had four children; Chase Richards, April Richards, Cassandra Ausperk Ly (Anthony Ly), and Bryant Ausperk (Jen Rowe). They had four grandchildren; Isaac Pugh, Owen Byrne, Lil Chase Richards, and Bodhi Ly.

Skip was an extremely hard working man, with a big and generous heart, who loved animals and his family. He will be terribly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Boston Township Hall, 1775 Main Street, Peninsula, Ohio, from 1 – 4 pm.

Murray, Lawrence J.

Lawrence James Murray, 79 of Brunswick, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. He was known as a jokester. Larry loved grocery shopping and then cooking what he bought. He will be greatly missed by his family.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Gloria Blasko Wright Murray; his children, Gregory Murray and Kelly Turner; step-children, Scott Wright (Shannon), Kelly Johnson (Jae), and Katie Cross (Bob); grandchildren, Haley, Alissa, Ashleigh, Emily, Hanna, Carson, and Carter; and brothers, Roger and Dennis Murray.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jenny Murray, and a brother, Jimmy Murray.

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

Giammarino, Dan Anthony

Dan Anthony Giammarino 61, March 21, 1959 to May 4, 2020.
Father to Joshua Giammarino; Son of late Frank A Giammarino and JoAnn Giammarino (nee Calderis); Brother to Robin Giammarino and the late Frank Giamnarino Jr and Ralph Giammarino; Uncle to Alexandra Mosko; Nephew, Cousin and friend to many.
A celebration of Dan’s life will take place at a later date.

Frame, Athel V.

Athel V. Frame, 89, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at Brookdale Camelot, Medina, OH.  Born July 19, 1930 to the late Troy and Rosa Workman.

Athel was a tremendously strong woman who married young and earned the honor of becoming mother to eight, grandmother to seventeen, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother to many.  Tenacious by nature, she set standards and goals and did whatever it took to attain those goals. The lyrics to “My Way” could have been her anthem:  …”Yes, there were times, I’m sure you know, When I bit off more than I could chew, But through it all when there was doubt, I ate it up and spit it out, I faced it all and stood up tall, AND DID IT MY WAY”.

In the early 1960’s, while raising a large family, she earned her Welding Certification from The University of Akron and began a 30-year welding career.  Her nickname “Short Arc Lady” resulted from the respect of her peers; she did the Wendy the Welder Club proud.  She welded hospital equipment for both Invacare and Hausted, retiring in 1992.  She was a welder by day but remained a diva by night – dressed to the nines, polished nails and kicking it in 3-inch-high heels.

She belonged to the Grand Order of the Eastern Stars, serving in all capacities including Worthy Grand Matron.   Athel was an avid outdoor woman who enjoyed working in her flower beds, her yard and her garden.  She enjoyed fellowship with friends at Wellington Freewill Baptist Church.  In more recent years, she enjoyed spending time and traveling with her long-time life companion, Harry Bickerton.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Lois (Ben) Bowers, Luray VA, Vic (Kay) Frame, Centreville VA, Ruth Frame, Las Vegas, Bethel Kurp, Mead WA and Sandy (Lenny) Neuman, Medina OH; three sisters, Viola Elkins, Josephine Huffman and Betty Fredersdorff.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris Frame, son Delmas Frame, daughter Halene Bowers Napier, infant daughter Jacqueline, grandsons David Frame and Matthew Frame; and companion Harry Bickerton.

Family graveside services to honor and celebrate a life well-lived will be held at a later date once we are free to assemble after the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The family wishes to thank Brookdale Camelot staff and Brookdale Hospice for the loving kind care they provided, and to Bollinger Funeral Services for assisting with final arrangements in this trying time.

Memorial contributions to honor Athel may be made to Feeding Medina County, 650 W. Smith Rd., C-8, Medina, OH 44256  (

Wisbey, Edward (Edd)

Edward (Edd) Wisbey, of Medina, got his wings March 5, 2020. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, golf, good food and a stiff drink. His greatest joy in life was being a grandpa and sharing a great love with his wife. He always had wise words with his silly one liners.

He is survived by his wife; Sam (Jones) Wisbey, daughters; Lauren (Brian) Ryncarz and Haley Roberts, brother; Bill (Martha) Wisbey, nephew; Chris (Jessica) Wisbey and  several grandchildren who loved their papaw very much!

Services will be held at Christ the King Lutheran church, 8080 Lafayette Rd. Lodi, OH 44255. Calling hours will be Friday, March 13, 2020 from 3-5:30 pm. Memorial service will follow at 5:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Medina Inpatient Hospice Care Center, 5075 Windfall Rd, Medina.

Kott, Jack C.

JACK C. KOTT, Oct. 2, 1944-November 1, 2019.

Beloved father of Bryan, Matthew, and Jaclyn Kott. Dear grandfather of Dylan, Austin, Jason, Katelyn, and Nathan. Former husband of Lynne Kott. Brother of Mike Kott.

Preceded in death by his father, John Kott, mother, Mae Salyards, stepfather, John Salyards, and sister, Chris Smith (Dave, surviving).

A private family service will be held.

Tokheim, Marilyn

Marilyn A. Tokheim, age76, passed away  peacefully April 30, 2019. She loved her family, quilting, and working in her flower beds.  Marilyn had many adventures, such as attending Macalester College, and running a farm, raising beef cattle and chickens. Her love of God’s creatures was very passionate. Later in life she loved running & entertaining guests at Grandmas house B&B.  Marilyn was also a  member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Smithville, and belonged to the Women’s Circle Group at the church.

Marilyn is survived by her children Nathan Farver and Rachel Grifo (Anthony); grandson, Lance Daniel Grifo; brothers,  Roger Tokheim (Carrie) and Gene Tokheim (Lucy); and her former husband, David Farver.

A memorial service and luncheon will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 777 S. Summit St., Smithville, on Thursday, May 16 at 3:00 pm.