Eternal Rest Grant onto Them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


To the family and friends of our deceased, you have our sympathies and prayers. Below you will find the obituaries of our recently deceased parishioners. If more information is needed, please contact our parish office. 


Mary Jean Kraemer Funeral Date Saturday, April 14, 2018 Funeral Time At Location (11:00 AM) St. Therese Catholic Church 5276 E 105th St (East 105th & Granger) Garfield Heights, OH Viewing Dates and Times (no viewing dates specified) Viewing Location Ferfolia Funeral Home 356 West Aurora Road (Ohio State Route 82) Sagamore Hills, OH 330-467-4500 Interment Location All Saints Cemetery 480 West Highland Road Northfield Center, OH MARY JEAN KRAEMER (Nee Yavorsky) Age 88, Beloved wife of the late Kenneth F.; Loving mother of Dennis (Barbara), and Deborah Cooper (Fred); Dearest grandmother of Kenneth (Lisa), Andrew (Keri), and Karen Poshedley (Matthew); Dear great-grandmother of Isabella, Ava, Brielle, Emerson, and Andrew Jr. Family suggests memorial contributions in her name to Great Lakes Caring Hospice 5966 Heisley Road Mentor, Ohio 44060. Family and friends are asked to gather Saturday at St. Therese Catholic Church 5276 E. 105th St. Garfield Heights, OH 441.


 Eleanor A. Welker (nee Langa) age 90. Beloved wife of the late Rudolph. Dear mother of Barbara Holman (Gerald), Charlotte Welker Gay (Allen), Michael Welker (Sandra Fantozzi-Welker) and Karen Megery (Michael). Loving grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 19. Dear sister of Vincent Langa (deceased) (Phyllis) and Joseph Langa (Margaret). Friends received at the HOPKO FUNERAL HOME 6020 BROADVIEW RD (S OF SNOW RD) PARMA where services will be held Wednesday March 28, 2018 at 9:15a.m.followed by Mass of Christian Burial St. Therese Church at 10a.m. (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME OF MASS).Interment All Saints Cemetery. VISITING HOURS: TUESDAY 4-8P.M. For Suggested Memorial Donations and Online Condolences see


Thomas A. Novak, Jr., 82, of Garfield Heights. Beloved husband of Particia (nee Sciranko) for 57 years. Passed away peacefully at home on February 28, 2018. Thomas is survived by his children, Timothy, Allison Nicholson (James), Scott (Sharon), and Dale (Holly); grandchildren, Sarah, Samantha, Matthew, Gavin and Olivia. He will be missed by his devoted dog Darcie. His hobbies included fishing, listening to Polka music, scratching lottery tickets and most of all bowling in which he accomplished a 300 game on March 24, 1997. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 5276 E. 105th St. Garfield Heights, Oh. 44125. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma, 44129, from 4-8pm, Friday. 440-842-7800


Dorothy A. Dimonski (nee McFadden), age 87.  Beloved wife of the late Steve; loving mother of Mary Jane Becker (deceased), Susan, Steven, and Kim Ferencz; cherished grandmother of Kelsey and Hayden; dear sister of nine.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 22, at St. Therese Church, 5276 E. 105th St., Garfield Hts. (corner of E. 105th St. and Granger Rd.), at 10:00 AM.  (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH).  Interment All Saints Cemetery at a later date.


Eleanor Delores Jarosz age 92, of Canton (formerly of Cleveland) passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 14th shortly after noon in the Aultman Compassionate Care Center. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late George and Marie (Ochocki) Vanek. Eleanor was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Thaddeus (Ted) Jarosz and her beloved daughter, Beverly. Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Carol (Dr. Paul) Bartos of Canton, grandchildren: Dr. Sarah (Dr. Adam) Smith of East Thetford, VT, Dr. Emily (Hank) Moore of Goshen, IN, Dr. Patrick (Dr. Cristy Coughlin) of Portland, OR, and Christopher (Emily Walker) Bartos of Columbus, OH; great-grandchildren: Levi Paul Smith, Iris Adelaide Smith, Isaac Amasa Moore, and Stella Marie Moore. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 17th at 10:00 am in St. Therese Catholic Church in Garfield Hts., OH with Fr. John Schneider as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH. Friends may call from 9:00 to 10:00 am in church prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Therese Church, 5276 E. 105th St., Garfield Hts., OH 44125 or to Aultman Compassionate Care Center, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708


Raymond J. Hlavaty age 99. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Liskey) for 71 years. Dear father of John (Shirley). Loving grandfather "Poppy" of Maureen Hirt (Jeffery), Mellisa Arko (Rick) and Martin (Danielle). Great grandfather of Aaron, Ryan and Styles. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. at the FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME 7076 BRECKSVILLE RD. (1/2 mile north of Pleasant Valley Rd.) Prayers at the funeral home on Friday at 9:15 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian burial at St. Therese Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Mr. Hlavaty was a U.S. Navy Veteran, U.S. Postal Service Retired after 46 years, loved golf, bowling and fishing.


Michael Glinski age 63. Beloved husband of Deborah (nee Heyra). Dear father of Jessica Koprowski (Jeremy) and Kevin. Loving grandfather of Hannah and Rebecca. Son of the late Casey and Rita (nee Wisniewski). Brother of the late Maryann Selepena. Visitation Tuesday February 13, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at the Fortuna Funeral Home 7076 Brecksville Rd.  Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Church in Garfield Heights, Ohio. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH).


Ann L. Myers, (nee Wierbowski), age 92. Beloved wife of the late Daniel; loving mother of Keith (deceased) and Kevin (Debbie); cherished grandmother of Brandan (Jennifer) and Bryan, and great-grandmother of Eamon, Eve, and Elaine; dear sister of the following deceased: Isabel Bonchonski and Nell Silvestro. Friends may call at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 4640 TURNEY RD., where services will be held Monday, February 12 at 9:30 AM and at St. Therese Church, Granger Rd., at 10:00 AM.  Interment Calvary Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS: SUNDAY 6-8 PM.  


Joseph W. Putka, 83, a true Christian gentleman, died peacefully following the progression of Lewy Body Disease and is now resting at peace with his Lord. He is the son of the late Joseph and Anna Putka, and loving brother of the following deceased: Edward (Florence), Raymond (Jane), and Joan Putinski (Edward). He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Gloria. Joe deeply loved his children Patricia (Frank) Ondrish, Steven (Wendy) Putka, Mary Beth (Tomás) Castañeda, and Dan (Juliane) Putka, and he was a loving Poppy to sixteen grandchildren: Nicolle, Heather Lee (Jon), Ryan, Joe, Paul (deceased), Rachel, Chad, Grace Ahlqvist (Jakob), Sam, Marie Teresa, Tomás, Luis, Alexa, Sarah, Ben, Emily, two great-grandchildren, Faith and Ember, numerous caring nieces, nephews, and special friends. Joe was a graduate of Holy Name High School. Upon graduation he served his nation in the Army, stationed first at Fort Monmouth where he met the love of his life, Gloria, and later in Korea. Following his military service, Joe worked his entire career for Western Electric/AT&T, earning numerous commendations for exemplary work as a project manager. Joe was a natural athlete and enjoyed the friendships he built as both player and coach. Joe served God in many ways, including years of devoted service at St. Therese Church and Garfield Heights Knights of Columbus #4130. He will be best known for the love and laughs he shared so abundantly with family and friends. His family invites you to visitation at Fortuna Funeral Home, 7076 Brecksville Road in Independence, on Wednesday evening, 4-8pm, prayers at funeral home Thursday February 8, 2018 at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of the Christian Burial at St. Therese Church at 10am. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Please consider honoring Joe’s memory by making a memorial contribution to St. Therese Church Restoration Fund (5276 E 105th Street, Garfield Heights, OH 44125) or Lewy Body Dementia Association (912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047).


John S. Golembiewski, age 87. Beloved husband of Marian (nee Pech) for 67 years; loving father of Cindy Kiel, Tom Golen, and Steve Golembiewski; cherished grandfather of four; dear brother of nine. Retired Cleveland Police Officer. Friends may call at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 7906 BROADVIEW RD. (corner of Broadview and Sprague Rds.), where services will be held Tuesday, February 6, at 9:00 AM and at St. Therese Church, Granger Rd., at 10:00 AM.  Interment All Saints Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS: MONDAY 2-4 & 6-8 PM.  


Elizabeth Piccolomini (NEE YESSO); beloved wife of the late Raymond; loving mother of Debbie Hanlon (Gary), Raymond (Lauri), Renee Bender (Ron), and Chris (Leslie); cherished grandmother of Aaron (Kelly), Michael (Trang), Andriana (John), Danny, Marie, Nicholas, and Justin; great grandmother of John, Riley, Lauren, Leah, Caroline, Bryn, and Jack; dear sister of Diane Gaggiani (Lou),the late Helen and Bertha. Friends may callat the FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME 356 WEST AURORA ROAD (ROUTE#82) SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION SUNDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 PM. Funeral Monday 9:00 AM at the Funeral Home, Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10:00 AM at St.Therese Catholic Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery.


Helen R. "Corky" Holovach (nee Lorek), age 94, of Garfield Heights, Ohio, passed away on January 10, 2018. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 8, 1924. Beloved Wife of the late George P. Sr. for 58 years. Loving Mom to Linda Kramer (Bruce), Debbie Dyer (Dave), and George P. Jr. (Sonia). Grandma to Lindsi McCrone (Justin), Hether, Phillip, and Devin Dyer. Great Grandma to Braeden Kahl and Levi. Daughter of the late Simon and Sophie. Sister of Walter and the following deceased: Frank, Stanley, Joseph, John, Anne, and Angie. Aunt, Great Aunt, and Friend to many. Enjoyed being a homemaker, seamstress, member of church and senior groups, and loyal Tribe fan! A private service was held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. Funeral arrangements by Fortuna Funeral Home 216-520- 7335