Weiss, Stefan

STEFAN WEISS, 94, passed away peacefully on Feb. 20 surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of Ursula; loving father of Karin, the late Helga, Thomas, Martina, and Gisela; devoted grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 11.

Visitation Monday from 12-1:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm, all at the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park. Burial to follow.

Hanwell, Robert M.

Robert (Bob) M. Hanwell, 65, of Medina, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Pearlview Nursing Home in Brunswick.  He was born in Cleveland on May 20, 1954, to Robert and Nancy (Taylor) Hanwell.

Bob received a Bachelor Degree from the University of Akron around 1976.  He was employed by Medina County Employment and Training (Manpower) from 1976-1985 and worked his way up to director.  He went back to college and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron, School of Law and passed the Ohio Bar Association, May 1985.  Bob practiced law in Medina until December of 2016.

Bob loved to play his guitars and write music lyrics.   He also enjoyed reading and anything related to law or legal matters.  He was an avid collector of many things and was very fond of animals, both pets and wildlife.

Bob leaves behind his daughter Jamie (Kyle) Taylor of Brunswick, parents Bob and Nancy Hanwell of Medina, brother Dennis (Chris) Hanwell of Medina, sister Kim (Jim) Welsh of Brunswick, nephews Jimmy (Katie) Welsh of Berea, Jon (Kristy) Hanwell of Medina, Jeff (Katie) Welsh of Lancaster, nieces Jenny (Robby) Carr of Brunswick, Nicole (Sean) Baisden of Medina, along with 7 great nephews and nieces (Robbie Welsh, Joey Welsh, Maddie Baisden, Callie Carr, Tommy Welsh, James Welsh and Aiden Baisden).

A private family memorial will be planned at a later date for immediate family.

The family thanks Newbridge Place in Lodi and Burbank for compassionately caring for Bob over the last few years.  The family would also like to thank LifeCare Hospice in Wooster, HMC Hospice of Medina County, Alternative Paths in Medina and Pearlview Nursing Home in Brunswick for their care and comfort to Bob in the last months of his life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Medina County, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster, Alternative Paths in Medina or your local Hospice.


Burke, Robert E.

Robert E. Burke, Sr., 70 of Brunswick, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 49 ½ years, Cheryl; children, Robert, Jr. (Amanda), Kyle (Dayle), Kevin (fiancé LaToya), and Erin Burke; and grandchildren, Patrick and Molly, Sydney, Andrew, and Allyson, and Liam Burke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Gertrude Burke; sisters, Maryanne Dinegan, Barbara Harrington, Jane Williams, and Kathleen Sheehan; and a brother, Michael Burke.

The family will be having a private service.


Oliver, Donald L.

Donald L. Oliver, 88 of Medina, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020. He was a man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed camping and riding motorcycles and if life ever gave him lemons, he definitely made sweet lemonade. Don was jokester with an awesome sense of humor. Above all else, he lived for his family and will be greatly missed.

Don is survived by his loving wife, Judith; daughters, Donna Gutowski (Merryl), and Tracy Ilkanic (Tom); grandchildren, Shauna Fischhaber (Lucas), Hadley Garufi, Hanna Ilkanic, and Braden Ilkanic; and great grandchildren, Joselyn Fischhaber, Asher and Micah Fischhaber, and Rosalie Garufi.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mildred Oliver; son, Randall Oliver; and a sister, Carolyn May.

The family will hold a private remembrance and celebration of Don’s life.

Dickson, Douglas H.

Douglas Howard Dickson, age 87, passed on January 20th, 2020.

Doug was a graduate of Fairview High and Bowling Green University. He enjoyed reading, collecting rocks and minerals, sports and gardening. He and his late wife Patricia, whom he was married to for forty years, enjoyed dancing and collecting antiques together.

Doug was a loving father of Stephen Dickson (Heidi), Kevin Dickson(Connie), Coletta Kostohryz (Chris), the late Edward Brown and Larry Brown (Cora). Grandfather of Christina, Douglas, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Erin, Heather, Lisa, Ryan, Nitasha, Sean, Luke, Corry and Chancellor. Great Grandfather of Noah, T.J., Olivia, Elio, Rhys, Kennedy and Emerson. Brother of Gary Tripp and the late Clayton Tripp. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

     A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church, 23080 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, with a reception to follow. Private interment held at Western Reserve National Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Crites, Donald

Donald D. Crites, born January 10, 1938. Passed away January 23, 2020.

Cherished husband of Sandra (nee Voleski). Loving father of Donald Crites (Tracy) and Heidi Louden (Ronald). Loving grandfather “Papa” of beloved Ally. Loving brother, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend.

Preceded in death by his parents William and Gladys Crites and a sister Patricia Meehan.

He served honorably in the US Army; was a 50 year member of Parkside Lodge #736 F&AM; and a retiree of CEI.

The family will receive friends Monday, January 27 from 10-11am at Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9201 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville with the funeral service beginning at 11am. Luncheon to follow. Burial at OH Western Reserve National Cemetery on Tuesday at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Salvation Army.


Schafer, Brenda

Brenda Schafer (nee Moody), age 38, passed away January 17 after a long illness.

Brenda is survived by her loving husband, Brandon and beloved son, Gavin.  Dear daughter of Rick and Marie Wolfe.  Sister of Michael Moody, Tina Kowalski (Ben), Brandy DeRock (Adam Serviss), Melody DeRock (Steve Calzone), Shiloh Wilson (Scott) and Shaunon Wolfe.  Dear aunt to nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held in Colorado.

Stoianoff, Frances E.

Frances E. Stoianoff, age 79, passed away January 18, 2020.   She is survived by her son, DJ Stoianoff (Stephanie); grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brittany, and Thomas Stoianoff; and her companion, Peter Collin.  She came from a family of 11, of whom 4 are surviving.


Frances was preceded in death by her parents, George & Addie Peters; husband, Donald Stoianoff; daughter, Mary Ellen Stoianoff; and 6 brothers and sisters.


Frances loved bird watching and going for rides in the country.  


A private family Celebration of Life will be held.

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.