Monday, May 13, 2013
The Avon Lake resident passed away on May 8.
James W. Miller, 53 of Avon Lake, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. He was born October 5, 1959 in Cheshire, CT. Jim graduated from Rocky River High School in 1977. He was a retired North Olmsted fire fighter and paramedic for 25 years. Jim was a member of the Cleveland Yachting Club. He loved to just relax on his boat, "Miller Time" with his dog Binky. His survivors include his wife, Eva (nee Smith); children, Jenna and Brandon; siblings, William (Ann), Margaret Kunsman (Jim), Vernon L. III (Donna), Mary K. (George Benore), David, Jeanne Thompson (Ken). Jim was a brother in law of Gary Smith (Dawn), Jerry Smith (Cathie), Becky Johnston (Tom), Mary Jo Cannistra (Steve), Chesley Gilliam (David), and Garland Smith (Alicia); and a loving …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Retired North Olmsted firefighter and paramedic.
James W. Miller, 53 of Avon Lake, passed away on May 8, 2013. He was born Oct. 5, 1959 in Cheshire, CT. Jim graduated from Rocky River High School in 1977. He was a retired North Olmsted firefighter and paramedic for 25 years. Jim was a member of the Cleveland Yachting Club. He loved to just relax on his boat, "Miller Time" with his dog Binky. His survivors include his wife, Eva (nee Smith); children, Jenna and Brandon; siblings, William (Ann), Margaret Kunsman (Jim), Vernon L. III (Donna), Mary K. (George Benore), David, Jeanne Thompson (Ken). Jim was a brother in law of Gary Smith (Dawn), Jerry Smith (Cathie), Becky Johnston (Tom), Mary Jo Cannistra (Steve), Chesley Gilliam (David), and Garland Smith (Alicia); and a loving uncle and …
Monday, May 6, 2013
ALHS Class of 1983 graduate, leaves behind wife, daughter and other family.
Mark A. Delili, 48, of Avon Lake passed away from a sudden illness on Thursday, May 2, 2013. He was born March 21, 1965, to his parents, Charles and Carol Delili in Massillon, Ohio. The family relocated to Avon Lake where Mark was raised and graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1983. Mark worked as an assembler for the Ford Motor Company in Avon Lake for 21 years and was a member of UAW Local 2000. He enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycle, adding to various collections, listening to good music and spending quality time with his family. He especially loved vacationing with them in Florida. Mark is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Christine (nee DelVecchio); and their loving daughter, Allison, residing at home; his dear mother, …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Services will be held Thursday, May 2.
Norene M. Rollins (nee Conrad), 54, of Parma, passed away recently. She was the wife of Thomas E. Rollins and mother of Erinn Thielman (Matthew Rothmann), Scot Thielman (Veronica) and George Delaney. Rollins was the grandmother of Anthony, Tyler, Dylan, Devyn and Anna; daughter of James (deceased) and Grace Conrad; sister of Wesley (Dawn) Conrad, Terence (Judy) Conrad, Russel Conrad, Melisa Conrad and Kelly Schuler (Pete). Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends will be received immediately following the Mass from 11 a.m. to 12p.m.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Visitation will be held at Avon Lake Presbyterian Church on Saturday.
Marcia Anne Kalo (nee Baughman) 66, of Diamondhead, Mississippi passed away on April 27, 2013. She was born on Feb. 23, 1947 in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Glenn and Shirley Baughman. She was a resident of Avon Lake and an employee of BF Goodrich Corporation for 25 years. Marcia was an active member and deacon of the Presbyterian Church in Avon Lake. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as well as gardening, golfing and traveling. Marcia will be dearly missed by her loving husband, David of 30 years; daughter, Melissa (Craig) Stephenson of North Ridgeville; stepchildren, Dave (Tracy) Kalo of Avon Lake; Amy (David) Havis of Kerrville, Texas; and Nancy (JC) Sampson of Trophy Club, Texas; and grandchildren Evan, Zach, Kyle, …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Devoted mother of six, nationally ranked trapshooting champion.
Norma Martha Linden Forthofer, born Feb. 22, 1925, passed away on April 1, 2013. She lived fully and passionately, perpetually radiating love, vitality, commitment and compassion to all she met, to all who were blessed to know her. Born to Delphine and William Linden, shw was lovingly raised in meager depression years with six sisters and two brothers and learned the richness and importance of family, religion and kind-heartedness. Norma was courted by a farm boy from the other side of town who rode his bike to East Avon to visit the most beautiful girl in town. As the story goes, the annoyed east side boys would regularly let the air out of his bike tires. She married Julian "Foot" Forthofer on May 3, 1945 and together they raised six …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Wife of Joseph Reitz.
Lisa M. Reitz (nee Selmon), 48, of Avon Lake, formerly of Strongsville, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at The Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake, after a year and a half battle with lung cancer. Lisa was born Oct. 28, 1964 in the Bronx, NY and had lived in Avon Lake the past eight years. Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Bowling Green State University. For the past six years she was employed as a payroll clerk for Metro Health System Cleveland. She was a member of Holy Spirit Church, Avon Lake and enjoyed gardening and working in the yard. She was also an animal lover and especially loved dogs and her own dog Snicker. She also found great joy in spoiling her 13 nieces and nephews and her one great …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Father, grandfather to Avon Lake residents.
Monday, April 8
Herbert C. Fleming passed away peacefully at the Hospice House of the Western Reserve in the loving care of his family on April 5, 2013. Herbert, of Sheffield Lake, was a warm, wonderful, funny and deeply beloved boyfriend, father, brother and friend have left many touched lives with a great void and profound sense of loss. He will be deeply missed by many. Herb grew up in Parma and resided in Sheffield Lake for the past 40 years. He is a Vietnam Vet in the Marines, a member of Habitat of Humanity and retired paramedic firefighter. He was the retired owner of Fleming Remodeling and the former president of the Sheffield Lake Kiwanis Club. He selflessly gave of himself both in his personal and professional life. He was a provider and a …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Services are Monday and Tuesday.
Bryan Kyle Wedell, 22 of Avon Lake passed away unexpectedly at his home Friday, April 5, 2013. Bryan was born June 5, 1990 in Cleveland and was a lifelong resident of Avon Lake. He was a graduate of Avon Lake High School Class of 2009 and attended Lorain County Community College. He was employed the past three years as a plumber with Avon Lake Plumbing. He was a member of Holy Spirit Church, Avon Lake. Bryan enjoyed snow-boarding, skate-boarding, fishing and boating. His family will always remember his great sense of humor, his charm and good looks. He was a sweet and polite young man and a great brother. Bryan is survived by his mother Mary Jo McClure (Mike McClure) and his father Robert G. Wedell (Anne Carmody) both of Avon Lake; his …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Charter boat captain loved the outdoors.
Lynn H. Bolling, 70, of Avon Lake, passed away on Friday, March 29 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Cleveland in 1943, Bolling lived in Avon Lake for 30 years. He was a graduate of Bay High School and following graduation enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was the owner of Bolling Oven and Machine Co., Avon, for over 40 years retiring in 2005. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was also a charter boat captain of his boat the "Albe-What?", taking fishing charters on Lake Erie. Lynn is survived by his wife of 36 years Donna J. (nee Serensky), children Elizabeth Ann Strauch (Rick) of Indian Trail, NC and Robert Andrew Bolling of Avon Lake and grandson James Lynn Strauch. He is preceded in death by his parents …