Obituaries

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. 

Stephanie Roberts 95 Passed away 8/16/20.  Funeral at St. Therese 10/15/20.

Mary A. Sika 97 (nee Zagar) beloved wife of the late Stephen. Dear mother of S. Allen (Diane), W. James, Neil F. OD.(Anita) and Phyllis Sika. Loving grandmother of Cheryl (Ron), Pamela (Chuck) Sandy (Mike), Neil A.,Sarah(Joe) and Scott(Ashley). Dear great grandmother of Jameson,Jace, Livie and Weston. Daughter of the late Frank Zagar and Mary (nee Spruk). Visitation Wednesday Oct 7th from 4-8 p.m. at the FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME 7076 Brecksville Rd. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday day 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church 5276 East 105th Street Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Calvary Cemetery. To maintain social distancing a maximum of 40 people will be allowed in the funeral home at any given time. Masks and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contribution to the APL for her love of all the cats.

Phyllis J. Salacienski (nee Zolkoski) age 91. Beloved wife of the late Raymond E. Dear mother of Chris Wiecek (John deceased), Dan (Sandy) and Ken (Cindy). Loving grandmother of Michael (Debra), Michelle, Ray (Cara) and Matt (Katiy).  Great grandmother of Thomas and Mary Clare. Daughter of the late Zygmund and Bernice (nee Pudelski). Sister of Edward Zolkoski. Dear aunt and great aunt. Visitation Tuesday September 29, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. at the FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME 7076 Brecksville Rd. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at  10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Church 5276 East 105th Street Garfield Heights, Ohio. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Interment Calvary Cemetery.  To maintain social distancing, the number of guests inside the funeral home at any given time is limited to 40.

Janis Gutkowski (nee Hartley), age 75, beloved wife of the late Paul; loving mother of Laura Jonozzo and Mark Gutkowski (Tracy); devoted grandma of Katelyn, Rachel and Jeremy Jonozzo and Madison and Paityn Gutkowski; dear sister of the late William Hartley (Kathy); The family would like to extend their most heartfelt thanks to the residents and staff of Danbury Senior Living in Broadview Heights for their care and compassion. Family and friends are asked to meet at St. Basil the Great Church, 8700 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:00am. Face coverings and social distancing required. Interment private.

CLEMENTINE SUCHY, age 97, beloved wife of the late James; loving mother of James (Marilyn), the late Joseph (Linda), Paul; cherished grandmother of Christine; dearest daughter of the late Stanley and Louise (nee Tittl) Kartisek; dear sister of the late Edward Kartisek (Ann, deceased). All are asked to gather at St. Therese Catholic Church, 5276 E. 105th St., Garfield Heights on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 10 AM where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held to celebrate Clementine’s life, and where masks are required. Private burial Calvary Cemetery.

Jean Duritsky (nee Idzik), age 101. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Z.; loving mother of Leonard J. (deceased), Carol Hargett (Ernest) and Laurie Knudson (Eric); cherished grandmother of seven and great- grandmother of 18; dear sister of Frank Idzik and seven deceased brothers and sisters. Family suggest contribution to Jennings at Brecksville, 8736 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, 44141 or St. Basil the Great Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 8700 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, 44141. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 29, at St. Basil the Great Church, 8700 Brecksville Rd., at 1:30 PM. Please meet at church. Interment St. Mary Cemetery (E 71st). Arrangements by LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME.www.LatekFuneralHomes.com

Daniel J. Smolik, age 91; beloved husband of Patricia (nee Peskar); loving father of Lynn Merold (Julius), Joan Weisbarth (Jeff) and Lisa Millard (Steve); devoted grandfather of Rachel, Joshua, Briana, Amber, Alexis and Ben; cherished great grandfather of 11; dear brother of Pearl (deceased). FUNERAL SERVICE AND INTERMENT PRIVATE. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Daniel’s name to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

MILDRED JEANETTE SALUPO (nee Kulchar), age 83; beloved wife of the late Sam for 60 years; loving mother of Vincent (Stacy), Nicholas (Patricia), Patricia Jamison (Michael), Terese Salupo-Bryant (Mark) and Judith Incorvia (Vincent); treasured grandmother of Nicholas, Andrew, Anthony and Benjamin Salupo, Richard “Ricky” and Emily Jamison, Grace and Dominic Bryant, and Gianina Incorvia; daughter of Mildred (nee Stefancin) and Richard Kulchar (both deceased). A beautiful voice is singing with the angels and dancing with the love of her life. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Church, 5276 E. 105th St., Garfield Heights, Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received at THE RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.) FRIDAY 4-7 P.M. with social distancing and face masks required.

Dolores R. Blazy (nee Seman), age 91; beloved wife of the late Warren; loving mother of Warren R. Blazy II (Sherry), Kathleen Mrozowski (Joseph), Patricia Kopec (Joseph), Donna Falzini (Larry Yovanno) and David Blazy; devoted grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of 21; dear sister of Arlene Schill; dear aunt and great aunt of many. Friends may call at GOLUBSKI DELIBERATO FUNERAL HOME (AT VODRAZKA FUNERAL HOME) 6505 BRECKSVILLE RD. FOR VISITATION ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020 FROM 4-8PM. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 9:15am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Church at 10:00am. Interment All Saints Cemetery. FACE COVERINGS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED AT THE FUNERAL HOME AND CHURCH. Online condolences may be submitted at www.GDFH.net.

Daniel W. Tucholski, Age 77, passed away peacefully on July 23 after a long battle with cancer.  Beloved father of Janice Matko (Mark) and Beth Murray (Adam). PaPa Dan of Tyler and Kyle and Grandad of Joshua and Carter.  Son of the late Mildred and Clement.  Brother of Gary (deceased).  Dear uncle of many.  Visitation Tuesday, July 28, from 4-8 p.m. at the Fortuna Funeral Home, 7076 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH  44131.  Everyone is asked to please meet at St. Therese Church, 5276 East 105th St., Garfield Hts., OH at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, for Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment St. Mary Cemetery.  Daniel was a proud firefighter in Cuyahoga Hts. for 30 years; he was an avid golfer.  For those who wish, family suggests memorial contributions to Holy Family Hospice in Parma, Ohio.  In order to maintain social distancing, no more than 40 people will be permitted in the funeral home at any one time.  Masks are mandatory in accordance with the order of the Governor. 

Ermanno Tucciarelli age 93, beloved husband of Paolina (nee Ciancarelli); loving father of Remo (Marlene and the late Lana) and Michael (Kathleen); devoted grandfather of Angela, Christina Gorak (Joseph), Serena and Gina and great grandfather of Joey; dear brother of the following deceased: Amedeo, Albert, Mario, Biaggo and Anetta. Friends may call at GOLUBSKI DELIBERATO FUNERAL HOME (AT VODRAZKA FUNERAL HOME) 6505 BRECKSVILLE RD., INDEPENDENCE FOR VISITATION SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020 FROM 1-5PM. PLEASE WEAR FACE COVERINGS AND OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING. Prayers at the funeral home Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Catholic Church at 10:00am. Entombment All Saints Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted at GDFH.net.

Timothy Novak, age 56 of Garfield Heights, beloved son of Patricia (nee Sciranko) and the late Thomas Novak; dear brother of Allison Nicholson (James), Scott (Sharon) and Dale (Holly); devoted uncle of Sarah, Samantha, Matthew, Gavin and Olivia. Best friend of James, Eddie and Kathy. Tim loved running, bowling, Shanghai Rummy, puzzles, Oldies Music, his dog, Darcie, The Tribe, Scratching Lottery Tickets, going to the casino, Bingo, and most importantly his church family. Tim passed away in his home on July 3. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 9, from 9:30-10:00am, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 5276 E 105th St, Garfield Heights, OH 44125, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00am. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129 on Wednesday, July 8, from 4-8pm. Cremation by Busch Crematory.
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ANNA MARIE KUROWSKI, age 90.  Beloved sister of the following deceased: Joseph Kurowski (Irene), Bernice Oznowich (Jacob), Rosalie Esrey (Niles), Frank Kurowski, Stella Korkowski (Lenny), Genevieve Bagsarian (Tom), and Mary Walton (Paul); cherished aunt, great-aunt, and great-great-aunt of many.  Friends are asked to meet at St. Therese Church, corner of E. 105th St. and Granger Rd., Garfield Hts., WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 for VISITATION 10:00-11:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM.   Interment All Saints Cemetery.

Alfred DiBaggio, ever loving husband of Dolores (nee Catalano); loving father of Bonnie Tortelli (John), John DiBaggio (RaeAnn); much loved papa to Angela Sabo (Kevin), Mark Tortelli (Alison), Danny Tortelli, Alison Tortelli, Adam Tortelli (Maddy), Nicholas DiBaggio; beloved “papa Al” of Sienna Tortelli; dear brother of Pat (deceased), Theresa (deceased), Phyllis, Mary and Edward; uncle and great uncle of many. Al was a lifelong member of the Catholic War Veterans, Post 1812 and WWII Korean War Veteran. He was a craftsman and mentor to many. The family would like to extend their most heartfelt thank you to the medical staff of the Cleveland Clinic and the Parma Louis Stokes VA Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 12:00pm at St. Therese Church, 5276 E. 105th St. (Corner of Granger Rd) Garfield Heights (Face coverings required for Mass) Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Al's name be made directly to the West Side Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 or online at wsccenter.org. Online Condolences may be submitted at GDFH.net

FRANK P. ROSSI, age 96, beloved husband of the late Alveda (nee Stevens); loving father of Bruce (Julie), Brian, Donna Piscura (Duane); cherished grandfather of Monica Nelson (Ryan), Kenneth (Amy), Michele Pfeiffer (Matthew), Amanda, Patrick "D.J." Piscura (Janine), Jason Piscura, Christopher Piscura (Gabby) and seven great-grandchildren; dearest son of the late Domenic and Cesedia (nee Adesio); dear brother of the late Jean McGrath (late William), the late Nick (Rose), the late Olga Rossi; uncle and friend to many. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME 356 W. AURORA RD. (ST RT 82) SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION FRIDAY 2 to 5 PM. OUT OF RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER MASKS WILL BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING OBSERVED. Friends are asked to gather Saturday at St. Therese Catholic Church, 5276 E. 105th St., Garfield Heights for a Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Frank's life at 10 AM, and where masks will be worn and social distancing observed. Burial at All Saints Cemetery. www.ferfoliafuneralhomes.com

Daniel Dankowski Age 94 of Garfield Hts. passed away peacefully June 18, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Bernice (nee Simoncic).  Dan is survived by his children Carol (John: dc) Costanzo and Richard.  Cherished grandfather of Kristen, Adrienne and J.R. and great grandfather to Cole Belter and John Costanzo.  Dan was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy.  PRIVATE Family Funeral Services were held.  On line condolences can be shared on HolickCraciunFuneralHome.com

Patricia J. McHale (nee Farling) age 77; beloved wife of Wm. Arthur, DDS; dearest daughter of Harold and Gertrude (both deceased); dear sister of Robert Farling (deceased) (Peggy) and Dr. William Farling (Kathleen); cherished aunt, great aunt and great great aunt of many. Pat taught primary grades for over 30 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:30am at St. Therese Church, 5276 E. 105th St. Garfield Hts. OH 44125.  Visitation at Church one hour prior to Mass (9:30am-10:30am). Face coverings required in church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  A memorial to celebrate Pat's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to St. Therese Church at the address above. Online condolences may be submitted at GDFH.net

ROBERT J. PENKO, age 68.  Beloved brother of Rev. Fr. Francis G. (deceased), Rita Jancewicz (Richard), Mary Ellen Levine (Phillip-deceased), and Catherine Wright; loving uncle of Lesley Gill (Dennis), Thomas (Sue), David and James Jancewicz, and Michael Wright (Carmen); cherished great-uncle of Jessica Jozwiak (Nate-deceased), Chelsea and Daniel Jancewicz, Katie Seery (Michael), Megan Gill, and Matthew and Sarah Jancewicz; dear great-great-uncle of Alex Seery.  Family suggests contributions to Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Dr., Valley View, 44125, https://cuyahogadogs.com/en-US/Online_Donation.aspx  Private family services will be held.  Interment All Saints Cemetery.  

ROY BURCHFIELD, age 59.  Beloved son of Walter and Helen (both deceased); loving brother of Joyce, Linda Antolik-deceased (Duke), Diane Wells (Norm), Sonny (Teri), and Dave (Teresa); cherished uncle and great-uncle of many.  Family suggests contributions to Maple Heights Food Pantry, 17100 Broadway Ave., Maple Heights, OH 44137.  Private family services will be held.  Interment All Saints Cemetery.  

LINDA FEDYSZYN,(nee Lango).  Beloved mother of Christine Fedyszyn (Johnny D'Ambrosia), Anthony Fedyszyn (Olivia), and Nicholas Fedyszyn; dearest grammy of Maria and Jiovani D'Ambrosia, Alex, Ariana, Ondreas, Oraina and Anthony James Fedyszyn; devoted daughter of James (deceased) and Eloise Lango; dear sister of Dr. Cheryl Lango Mader (Jeff Mader), Michelle Lango, and James Lango; dear aunt of Micaihla Lango Mader and May Mader; dear friend of Francis Kilijanczyk, Connie Lovasz, and many others. Mass and memorial celebration to be held once pandemic restrictions are lifted.  Funeral June 13, 2020 10 a.m., St. Therese Church

Judith A. Kolodny (nee McNerney), age 77, beloved wife of the late Biagio Schillero; loving mother of Scott Kolodny (Tarah), Crissa Hansen (Richard) and Joshua Kolodny; cherished grandmother of Ally, Scottie, Jake, Cam, Gabriella and Asher; dear sister of Ralph, Richard, Kathleen Franc and Robert; A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 30 at 10:00am at St. Therese Church, 5276 E. 105th St., Garfield Hts; (Gathering at church one hour prior to Mass). Inurnment Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted at GDFH.net

MADEYLN BOYD, (nee Cruso), age 72.  Beloved wife of the late Charles F. Jr.; loving mother of Greg.  Private family services were held.  Entombment Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA.

GEORGE A PAWLOSKI age 87, Beloved husband of the late Dolores J. “Dolly” (Nee Mrugacz); Loving father of Theresa Viccaro (Nick), Debbie Vidmar, Thomas (Margie) and Michelle Hartman; Dearest grandfather of 18; Dear great-grandfather of 7; Loving step-dad of Edward M. (Carolyn), Linda Calapa (Frank), Karen Huffman (Robert), and the late Bernadette Berdella. U.S. Navy Veteran. Family suggests memorial contributions in George’s name to Holy Family Hospice 6707 State Rd. Parma, OH 44134. Friends may call at the FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME 356 W. AURORA RD (ST RT 82) SAGAMORE HILLS WHERE THERE WILL BE A DRIVE BY VISIATION THURSDAY 9:45-10:45 AM (PLEASE DO NOT EXIT YOUR CAR). Funeral Services will be private. To allow all who loved George to grieve together a video of his services will be available at http://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/29314 

Delores “Dee” Rae Boyer (nee Delia). Born January 19, 1932 and passed away May 6, 2020. Beloved wife of Thomas L.; Dear mother of John J. Boyer, Thomas P. Boyer (MaryAnn) and Lesley Ann Storme (Ken); cherished grandmother of Kelly Ann (Michael), Michelle Marie, Tricia (Josh), Thomas, Mark, Kevin (deceased), Maggie, and Katie Rae. Great-grandmother to Grace, Nathan, Max, Emma, Leo and Connor. Sister of Michele, Anita and Jeanette. Dee loved caring for people, especially her grandchildren and family. Dee was an active member of St Therese Parish in Garfield Heights where she volunteered at weekly Bingo. Dee was always very active and spent much of her time walking, bowling with friends and tending her garden. Dee especially loved traveling and spending summertime in Marblehead with the love of her life, Tom, where they could often be found enjoying ice cream at the family’s favorite local spot. She was adored by everyone in her community, and will be missed greatly. She will continue to live on in the recipes and meals she shared with those she loved the most. She gracefully battled dementia in her final years of life and the family wishes to express their gratitude to The Heights Nursing Home and Harmony Hospice Care. Memorial donations can be sent to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to support critical research. Funeral services at this time are private and a public celebration of life will be held when we are able to safely gather. Interment All Saints Cemetery.

HELEN M. GEIGER (nee Mendlik), age 90, passed away on April 26, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Walter R.; loving mother of Lori Ivey (Ronald) and Steven (Mary Walsh-Nervo); dear grandmother of Justin, Kevin (Caroline), Brian Ivey, Gregory, and Natalie; great grandmother of Lyla and Sadie; daughter of the late Stephen and Emilie Mendlik; sister of the late Marcella Barbalics; sister-in-law of Lawrence Barbalics; dearest aunt, great aunt, and cousin. Helen’s family meant everything to her. Funeral services will be private. We hope our family and friends will be with us when we can safely celebrate Mom’s life at a memorial service. 

Kenneth Krawczyk age 69; loving father of Ken (Nicole) and Jennifer (Adam); devoted Papa of Kenny, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Brynn and Ellie; cherished son of Theodore and Loretta (nee Piotrowicz) (both deceased); beloved brother of Diane Friery (Karl); dear cousin, uncle, great uncle and friend of many. Ken was an avid golfer and a retired Police Officer with Key Bank for over 40 years. A Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Kathleen A. Snider(nee Mulcahy), age 94. Beloved wife of 71 years to Richard. Loving mother of Richard Jr. (Wendy), Donna Arendshorst (William), William (Judy), Mark (Karen), Christopher (Denice), Michael (Shelli) and Colleen Crabbs (Robert). Cherished grandmother of Sara, Kathleen, Eric, Seth, Jillian, Kelly, Jennifer, Kristen, Matthew, Scott, Ashley, Ryan, Kayla, Dylan, Richard, Magen, Grant, Nathan; great grandmother of 23. Dearest daughter of the late Tom and Mary (nee McNeeley) Mulcahy. Dear sister of Mary Schilling, Gerry Cummins, Jean Maurer and the following deceased; Margaret Barrett, Nancy Harrington and Thomas Mulcahy. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. All services and interment private. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).

John E. Konkowski, passed away March 21, 2020 in his 93rd year; beloved husband of the late Grace M. (nee Eppele); loving father of Patricia Prucha (George), Debra Duffy (Timothy), Marybeth Borman (Donald), Carol Obsitos (Ted) and Teresa; devoted grandfather of Michael (Allison), Brian (Caitlin), Matthew, Jonathan (Jennifer), Kevin (Molly), Marcus (Jaclyn) and Andrew (fiance Sarah) and great grandfather of Nathan, Isabella, Joshua, Samuel, Maryla, Lucas, Jacob, Kinsley, Maxton, Reagan and a baby girl to join the family in August; brother of Ralph D. (Margaret, deceased) and Virginia Kwiecien (deceased) (Richard, deceased); dear uncle and great uncle of many. PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be submitted at www.GDFH.net.

John Kolar, age 91; beloved husband of Margaret (nee Skvarka); loving father of Cynthia Ferenczy (Joseph), Joyce Paytas (George) and Bryan (Pam, deceased); devoted grandfather of Christopher, Jeremy, John, Patrick, Jody, Addison and Brayden, and great grandfather of 10; step grandfather of Kathy, Laura and Joe; dearest brother of the following deceased: Rose, Andrew, James, Ann, Betty and Joseph; dear uncle and great uncle. US Army Korean War Veteran. We understand that as our community continues to face challenges with the coronavirus pandemic, attending a visitation or funeral service may not be in your best health interest. Please be with us in your thoughts and prayers, as you will be in ours. For those who are able, Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 4-8pm at Golubski Deliberato Funeral Home, 4747 Turney Rd., Garfield Hts. SERVICE AND INTERMENT WILL BE PRIVATE. Online condolences may be submitted at GDFH.net

Jacquelinn R. Fisher (nee Hanzes) Cherished wife of Richard; loving mother of Mary Jo, Barb Sobocinski (David), Elizabeth Sobocinski (Tim), Cathy Berg (Nick), and Ricky; devoted grandmother of Alex, Chrissa, Haley, Nate, Josh, Xeno, and Zoey; dear sister of Margaret Valli and Joe Hanzes; dear aunt of many. Jacquelinn was so special that she had 2 births and 2 deaths. She is finally whole again. 

Services:  Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Church (please meet at church). The family will receive friends at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 blocks south of Rockside) on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

ELIZABETH WOLSKI, (nee Wisniewski), age 95.  Beloved wife of the late Walter S. Jr.; loving mother of David B. Twarogowski (Anita), Joyce, and Douglas (Lynn); cherished grandmother of Stephanie, Joseph, Christopher (Erica), and Bailey; dear sister of ten.  Friends may call at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 4640 TURNEY RD., where services will be held Wednesday, February 19 at 9:30 AM and at St. Therese Church, corner of E. 105th St. and Granger Rd. at 10:00 AM.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS: TUESDAY 3-7 PM.

DONALD ALLEN KOLECKI, 83 of Garfield Heights, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Beloved son of Stanley and Nellie (nee Kowalczyk) (both deceased). Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Ulanowicz) of 61 years; dear father of Renee Kolecki (Robert Trebar, deceased), Karen Kolecki (deceased in infancy), and Donna Taylor (Steven); proud grandfather of Sarah, Erin, and Evan; loving brother of Norm Kolecki (Nancy); fond uncle of Paul and Daniel; cherished cousin to many; dear friend to Liz Rudolph and Rhonda McKale Baran who provided loving care for many years. Don worked as an excellent mechanic; and as a lover of music, he played drums in local bands for many years. Special thanks to Cleveland Clinic Hospice and second floor hospital staff at Marymount Hospital for their compassionate care of Don and his family. Friends may call at THE VODRAZKA FUNERAL HOME OF INDEPENDENCE 6505 BRECKSVILLE ROAD (RT. 21, S OF ROCKSIDE) SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 FROM 1-3 PM. Memorial service at 3 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to www.clevelandapl.org in honor of Don’s love and care of many pets.
 
Audrey Jane Swanson, (nee Talani), age 77, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Loving mother of Eric Swanson and the late Edward K. Swanson Jr. Cherished grandmother of Talani Swanson. Devoted daughter of the late Henry John & Anne (nee Kornuta) Talani. Dear sister of Joan Piasecki (Jerry) and Henry John Talani Jr. (Jackie). Niece of Anita May. Dear aunt of Sheri Dickhaut (Jon), Jerry Piasecki Jr. (Heather), Kristi Nowakowski (John), and Sarah Dunn. Great aunt, cousin & friend of many and fondly remembered as “Mrs. Swanson” from the high school cafeteria. Family will receive friends in THE VODRAZKA FUNERAL HOME OF INDEPENDENCE, 6505 BRECKSVILLE RD., (RT. 21, S. OF ROCKSIDE), FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 FROM 4-8 P.M. Funeral Service in the funeral home Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, E. 71st St.
 

THERESA D. FABER, (nee Mraz), age 101.  Beloved wife of the late Edward A. Sr.; loving mother of Edward A. Jr. (Judi) and Diane D. Farinacci (Gary M.); cherished grandmother of Leslie Leis, Edward A. III (Bonnie). Gary M. Farinacci Jr. (Sue), and Andrea D. Gardner (Randy); devoted great-grandmother of Rachelle Julian (Nathan), Lukas M. Farinacci, Jessica and Brooke Faber, Amelia Gardner and great-great-grandmother of Noah and Ally Julian; dear sister of the following deceased: Sr. Mary Redempta, O.P., Helen Knerr, John and Joseph Mraz, Vera Kramer, Margaret Pigat, Thomas and Edward Mraz; dearest aunt of Dale Kramer (Joyce), JoAnn Barry (Norman), Joyce Gardini (Jim), Virginia Kline (deceased), Marilou D’Onofrio (Don), and Robert Pigat (deceased); dear sister-in-law of Dennis and Robert Litchenstine (deceased).  Family and friends are asked to meet at the Holy Spirit Chapel of Jennings Center for Older Adults, 10204 Granger Rd., on Wednesday, January 15, for VISITATION 9:00-10:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM.  Interment All Souls Cemetery.  

Mary E. Cutler (nee Lengvarksy), 82. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother to Thomas (Rochelle) and Jeffrey (Anita). Grandma to Kristin, Ryan (Emily), Emily, Angela, Jennifer and Weston. Sister to Sister Barbara Ann, Janet (deceased) Carte (John), John, Anita Miskanin (Ron), Millie Harvey (Al) and Joe (Mary). Aunt and friend to many. Mary was a devoted and longtime member of St. Therese Church. Long time Valley View resident and active member of Valley View Senior Club.

Visitation Monday, December 30, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME 7076 Brecksville, OH 44131. Funeral home prayers Tuesday, December 31 at 9:15 a.m. followed by 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery.

WARREN R. WILKES, 84, of Brook Park, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Former husband of the late Ruth (nee Blazey); cherished father of Pamela, Patricia (David) Saurette, and Susan (Daniel) Chermonte; grandfather of Mia, Mei, and Monica Saurette, Anna, Evelyn, Philip, and Peter Chermonte; dear brother of Russell Wilkes and Beverly Nigro (both deceased); beloved son of Elmer and Elsie Wilkes (both deceased), Warren proudly served his country in the U. S. Army and was a retired Conrail brakeman. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Cheryl, Eileen, Kim, and Melissa who provided exceptional care. Friends may call at GOLUBSKI DELIBERATO FUNERAL HOME 6505 Brecksville Road, Independence (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION), for visitation on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 4-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Therese Church 5276 E. 105th St., Garfield Heights (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH)  Inurnment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

KATHLEEN CIURLIK (nee Kral) age 70 of Garfield Hts. Beloved wife of the late Gregory; loving mother of Brian (Shelly), Steve (Candace) and Heather Gundic (Joe); cherished grandmother of Taylor, Emily, Ethan, Dominic and Jordan; dear sister of Tim Kral (Darlene) and Chris Kral (deceased) (Robyn). Friends may call at THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME 356 W. AURORA RD. (OH. RTE. 82) SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION TUESDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. Funeral Wednesday 9 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial St. Therese Catholic Church 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery.

Tom Sparenga 77, of Garfield Hts., Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in the comfort of his own home with his wife beside him.  He was born December 7, 1941 to the late Adam and Olga Sparenga.  In his younger days he was an avid athlete.  Most days he played ball with his buddies sun up to sun down.  He was a member of a band and an accomplished guitar player.   Tom was a tool and dye maker and automation repairman at Chrysler Twinsburg Stamping Plant until he retired in 2007.  His greatest joy in life came from his family.  He was married to the love of his life Joyce for 54 years.  Together they had 4 beautiful daughters Dawn, Lisa (Jimi), Debbi (Don) and Shelli (Jason).  He was the proud grandpa of Mena, Sydney, Autumn, Jack, Ryan, Anderson, Sarah, Samantha and Andrew (aka Dennis the Menace).  His greatest joys in life were celebrating his daughter's and grandchildren's achievements at school, on the field...no matter where or what he was there to watch and cheer them on.  He was the brother of Sandi Nemecek (Bil) and the deceased Carol Meyer (Joe).  He was a special uncle to Renee (George), Robert (Judy), Natalie (deceased), Roseanne (Tom), John (deceased), Jeff (Marlena), Mark, Joyce (Chris) and Wayne and great uncle to many.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law Joseph and Agnes Trusiak.  Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. at Fortuna Funeral Home, 7076 Brecksville Rd. Independence.  Funeral home prayers Saturday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Therese Church.  Burial will take place at All Saints Cemetery.  Arrangements by Tabone-Komorowski Funeral Home

MARY L. KOCIANCIC (nee Locniskar) age 101. Beloved wife of the late Anthony; loving mother of Anthony F. (Gail) and Mary Kay Bossard (Donald J.); cherished grandmother of Beth Dew, Todd, Joel (Shannon), Laura Tomba (Patrick), Donald Bossard (Aiko), Robert Bossard, (Julie, deceased),and Kevin Bossard (deceased); great grandmother and great-great grandmother; dear sister of all the following deceased, Rose Weravetz (Andrew) and Frances Fogarty (James). In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions in her name are suggested to Asana Hospice and Palliative Care 885 West Bagley Rd., Berea, Oh. 44017. Friends may call at ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH 5276 EAST 105 ST. GARFIELD HTS., OH. 44125 where Mary’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday November 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. VISITATION AT CHURCH WEDNESDAY 10 A.M. UNTIL TIME OF MASS AT 11 A.M. Interment All Saints Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS BY FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME

The Most Reverend Richard G. Lennon, Bishop of Cleveland emeritus, died on the morning of Tuesday October 29, fortified by the rites of the Church. He was 72. He served as tenth Bishop of Cleveland from May 15, 2006 until his retirement for health reasons on December 28, 2016. He bore his illness with patience and humility. He will be remembered with gratitude for his tireless dedication to ensuring the stable future of the Diocese of Cleveland, in its parishes, Catholic education, and service to those in need. Obsequies will begin with First Vespers for the Dead at 3pm on Monday November 4th, with lying-in-state and visitation continuing until 7pm. Visitation will resume at 8:30am on Tuesday November 5th until 10:45am, with the Funeral Mass to follow at 11am. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Frank O'Laughlin age 83; beloved husband of the late Mary; loving father of Frank Jr. (Cathy), Susan Reddish (Joseph), Patricia Becka (Mark), Kathy Citraro (Ron Volandt) and Linda LaMarca (Joe), devoted grandfather of Kyle (Angel), Christopher (fiancee Kate), Kelsey (Nick), Tyler (Olivia), Ashley (fiancee Chad), Meghan, Frankie, Anthony and Dino and great grandfather of Anthony, Alissa, Michael, Layla, Nicholas and Carson; Friends may call at GOLUBSKI DELIBERATO FUNERAL HOME 6505 BRECKSVILLE RD., INDEPENDENCE. FOR VISITATION ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019 FROM 4-8PM. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 15 at 9:15am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Church at 10:00am. Inurnment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be submitted at www.GDFH.net.

Christine A. Heydon (nee Nowak), age 77; beloved wife of Larry; loving mother of Melanie Koberlein (Dr. Joseph), Holly Suski (Oscar) and Maria Swicki (Bill) and step-mother of Larry and Tony Heydon; devoted grandmother of Josef and Alexandra Koberlein, William Swicki and step-grandmother of Bryne Heydon; Friends may call at GOLUBSKI DELIBERATO FUNERAL HOME 4747 TURNEY RD. CORNER of GARFIELD BLVD. FOR VISITATION ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 FROM 6-8PM. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 11 at 9:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Therese Church at 10:00am. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted at www.GDFH.net.

RONALD "RON" CECIL BENDER, age 75. Beloved husband of Renee (nee Piccolomini); loving father of Anthony, Marie, Michael, Danny, and the late April Rogers; cherished grandfather of Jace, Brayden, Hayleigh, Dyllan, Caroline, and Jack; dear brother of sixteen. Friends may call at THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 WEST AURORA RD (OH RTE 82), SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION FRIDAY FROM 4 – 8 P.M. Graveside services will be held Monday, 11 a.m. at All Saints Cemetery, 480 W Highland Rd, Northfield, OH.

MARGARET ARVAY (nee Ratkovsky), age 91; beloved mother of Linda Arvay (Jerome Heinzen); loving grandmother of Eva Heinzen (Michael Lackey) and Karl (deceased) Friends may call at GOLUBSKI DELIBERATO FUNERAL HOME 4747 TURNEY RD. CORNER of GARFIELD BLVD. FOR VISITATION ON MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019 FROM 10-11 AM. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 19 at 11am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Church at 11:30am. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted at www.GDFH.net.

RICHARD J. GOLIAS, SR. “RED” age 90, beloved husband of the late Wanda M. (nee Shiplett).  Dear father of Robert, Marie, Richard j. Jr., Anne, Karl, Timothy and Paul (Emma).  Loving grandfather of Richard M., Katie and Jimmy.  Dear brother of Robert D. (deceased) (Joanne, surviving).  Dear uncle and great uncle of many.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to St. Andrew’s Abbey or Benedictine High School 10510 Buckeye Rd., Cleve. OH 44104.  Friends received at the Hopko Funeral Home, 6020 Broadview Road (S of Snow Road) Parma where services will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Church 5276 E. 105th at Granger Road Garfield Hts.  Burial at All Saints Cemetery.  Visitation 3-8 p.m. Friday, August 16

RAYMOND HOOVER age 94, Loving husband of Dorothy for 65 years. Dear father of Abbot Gary, OSB and Mark (Kris). Cherished grandfather of David (Lisa) and Jennifer (Brendan). Great-grandfather of Benjamin and Henry. Son of Harold and Alice (both dec). Brother of Clarabelle (dec) and Alan (dec) (Barbara). Dear uncle and friend of many. WWII Navy veteran. Family suggests contributions to Benedictine Order of Cleveland, Monk Retirement Fund, 10510 Buckeye Road, Cleveland, 44104. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, August 12 at 10 am at St. Andrew Abbey at Benedictine High School, 10510 Buckeye Road, Cleveland. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE DONALD A. FAULHABER FUNERAL HOME, 7915 Broadview Road (at Sprague) on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.

ENDRE J. ZEFFER, age 93. Beloved husband of the late Jane L.; loving father of Christine Czajka (Kevin), Joseph A. (Tammy), and Rosemarie Fischietto (Tom); cherished grandfather of Timothy Czajka (Amanda), Michael Czajka (Emma Royan), Joseph (Courtney), Ashley Grabowski (Michael), Catherine, Kelly Fischietto (Pete Shannon), Sarah Sweeney (Dan) and Nicholas Fischietto and great-grandfather of six; dear brother of the late Joseph and additional family in Budapest.  Friends may call at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 4640 TURNEY RD., where services will be held Saturday, August 10 at 9:30 AM and at St. Therese Church, Granger Rd., at 10:00 AM.  Interment Calvary Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS: FRIDAY 4-8 PM.

JOHANNA T. REGEL (nee Morweiser), age 91. Beloved wife of the late Rudi; loving mother of Bernard (Gayle), Paul (Lana), Loretta, and the late Maria; cherished grandmother of Eric and Adam. Loving daughter of Karl and Bertha (nee Kreger) and one of 12 siblings. She loved to cook, bake (especially those famous almond Spritz cookies), be with her family, and practice her faith.  She loved to knit, crochet, and generously shared her beautiful creations with family and friends. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; she worked in the Dietary department at Marymount hospital. Her red hair, warm smile, and friendly disposition made everyone instantly like and remember her. We will miss her but know she joins our Father as an angel in heaven. A private ceremony will be held for family and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St Therese Church 5276 East 105th Street Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125 or Franciscan Missions P.O. Box 130 Waterford WI 53185. The family invites you to share your thoughts and fond memories of Johanna at www.ferfoliafuneralhomes.com

Dolores A. Kryz (nee Spatny), age 85, of Garfield Hts. Beloved wife of the late James; loving mother of Cheryl (Bob) Russell, late David Semancik, Jimette Woehrman and Amber Kryz; dearest grandmother of Leonard Smith; dear great grandmother of Jacob Ritter; sister of Donald, Jerry, James and the late Albert Spatny. Friends received at THE ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 923 BROADWAY, BEDFORD (ONE MILE WEST OF FORBES-BROADWAY EXIT 0F I-271) FRIDAY 4 – 7 P.M. where prayers will be held Saturday, July 27 at 9:15 A.M. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Church, Garfield Hts. at 10 A.M. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery. Although flowers are appreciated, the family suggests contributions to an animal shelter of your choice in memory of Dolores A. Kryz.

Sara A. Soltesz (nee Costanzo); beloved wife of Steve (deceased); mother of Steven (Faye) and Susan; grandmother of Michael and David; daughter of Sebastian and Marana (both deceased); sister of Louise Stulak (Jack), and the following deceased: Carmella, Sebastian, Frank, Louis, Anthony, Mary, and Sylvia; dear aunt and friend to many. Sara was a long-time parishioner of St Therese Church, and volunteered for many years at Marymount Hospital. Services: Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Therese Church. (Please meet at church). Family will receive friends at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blocks South of Rockside) on Friday from 5-8p.m. Burial will take place at All Saints Cemetery.

DAVID JOSEPH BARTO age 57, Beloved husband of Barbara Jean (nee Davis); Loving father of Daniel, Matthew and Caroline; Dearest son of the late Gertrude and Enoch; Cherished brother of Linda Toaddy (Phil), Elaine Kirby (Bob), Larry and the late Sharon; Dear son-in-law of Marian and the late William Davis; Dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, friend and coworker to many. With the Saints, give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Thy servant Dave, where there is neither sickness, nor sorrow, nor sighing, but life everlasting. Friends may call at the FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME 356  W. AURORA RD (ST RT 82) SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION TUESDAY 2-4 and 6-8PM. Family and friends are asked to gather Wednesday at St. Therese Catholic Church 5276 E. 105th St. Garfield Heights for a Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate David’s life at 10:00AM. VISITATION WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM UNTIL TIME OF SERVICES. Interment All Saints Cemetery.