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 …
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, March 19, 2013
Meredith was also the former president of the Avon Lake Rotary Club.
Meredith Dee Coleman, former pastor of Lake Shore United Methodist Church passed away on March 17, 2013 in Jefferson, Ohio. She was born on July 11, 1951. Meredith had a student appointment with Scioto & Harmony Methodist Church from 87-88 and was appointed the pastor of Lake Shore United Methodist Church in 1991, serving until 1997, when she was appointed to the Jefferson United Methodist Church, where she was serving when she passed away. She passed away the morning of March 17, after a short, but courageous battle against cancer. Always sensitive to fellow believers, "Pastor Meredith" finished her race on the birthday of her earthly father, the Rev. Parker West. She leaves behind the love of her life, Neil Coleman, whom she married on …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Services are Friday, burial Saturday.
Jeanne Kerns, 89, of Avon Lake, passed away on March 12. Kerns enjoyed playing bridge and loved to cook. Her specialty was beef stroganoff. She was a member of many gourmet clubs and always hosted Thanksgiving dinner for her family and friends, according to buschfuneralhome.com. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert, married for 55 years; loving mother of Robert Jr. and David; devoted grandmother of Matt, Bryan, Jasmine, and Garrett; great-grandmother of Noah David and special aunt to many nieces and nephews. Her sister, Rae Wintering, preceded Jeanne in death. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, March 15. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home, Friday, …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Worked for St. John West Shore for 20 years
Myrtle P. "Pat" Grove (nee Russell), age 80, of Avon Lake passed away unexpectedly at Medina Hospital in Medina on Feb. 2, 2013. She was born April 1, 1932 in Acosta, PA and had resided in Avon Lake for the past 52 years. Mrs. Grove was employed for 20 years at St. John West Shore in Central Supply. She was a longtime member of College Heights Baptist Church, Elyria. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and time spent with her grandchildren. Mrs. Grove is survived by her children William R. (Carol) of Cleveland, OH, Linda K. (Dan) of Shelby, OH, Ronald J. (Donna) of Avon Lake, OH, and Peggy S. (Gary) of Litchfield, OH; ten grandchildren Carolyn, Jennifer, Brandon, Matt, Megan, Brett, David, Brooke, Carrie, and Cheryl; four great-…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Resided most of his life in Avon
Carl Lewis Hembly, 96, who lived in Avon most of his life, passed away on Jan. 19, 2013 at The North Ridge Health Center. Carl was born in Detroit on June 21, 1916 and was a North Ridgeville resident at the time of his death. Carl served his country as a member of the US Army Air Corp during WWII, stationed in England. He spent the last 20 years of his career at NASA, Cleveland, as a Journeyman Sheet Metal Model Maker and retired 1979. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elyria and the David F. Schneider VFW Post 7035, Avon/Avon Lake. In his spare time and through out his retirement he enjoyed golf as well as trips to nearby casinos. He was an accomplished water color artist, a hobby he picked up in his 80s. Carl is survived by…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Visitation Friday, prayer service on Saturday
Alfred Arthur Schmitz, 84 of Avon, passed away on Jan. 8, 2013 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Al was born into a large family of 10 children in Cleveland on Oct. 24, 1928 and graduated from Fairview High School. He was a devoted husband of 57 years and is survived by his wife Donna Mae (nee Ware). During their marriage, Al and Donna have lived in Olmsted Falls, Parma, Olmsted Township and Avon. Al was also a proud father of four: Pamela LaGorga of Avon, James (Julia) of Troy MI; John (Christina) of Houston, TX and Paul of Atlanta, GA. Other survivors include 9 grandchildren and a great-grandson. After high school, Al was drafted into the US Army and served proudly during the Korean War with the 101st Airborne Division. After…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Formerly worked at Lorain Products, Novotny Catering
Friday, December 28, 2012
Mary Grace Yurmanovich (nee Conti), 92 of Avon Lake passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 following a lengthy battle with dementia. She was born on Oct. 9, 1920 in Lilly, PA. Mary Grace was an assembler at Lorain Products, a homemaker and worked for Novotny Catering. She was a graduate from Lilly High School in Lilly, PA. She was an active member at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Avon Lake. She loved to go bowling, dancing, shopping at the mall and going to lunch with friends. She is survived by her daughter Laura (David) Aslaksen of Avon Lake, her daughter-in-law Carol Yurmanovich of Avon Lake; and her three grandchildren Michael P. III (Coletta) Yurmanovich, Donald (Twinkle) Yurmanovich, and Rachel (Darryl) Kirchner. Mary Grace is preceded …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
LaVern "Vern" J. Forthofer, 90, a lifelong resident of Avon, passed away on Dec. 22, 2012 at St. John Medical Center. Mr. Forthofer was born on July 9, 1922. He was a graduate of Avon High School and served in the United States Army during WWII, participating in the D-Day invasion at Normandy, with the 324th Field Artillery Battalion as the chief radio operator. He also was involved in other battles throughout Central Europe until his honorable discharge on Dec. 7, 1945. Mr. Forthofer worked as a carpenter and construction supervisor for various companies. He was the owner of LaVern Forthofer Builders and a life member of the Carpenters' Union Local #212. He built the family home 60 years ago where he and his wife Catherine raised their …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Married to Patricia for 55 years.
Richard L. Yoo, 81, of Avon, passed away on Dec. 13, 2012. He was born on Aug. 27, 1931. Richard was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee Headlee), married 55 years; loving father of David (Lorinda), Linda Gatian, and Steven (Jennifer); devoted grandfather of Mark (deceased), Drew, and Nicki; dear brother of Joyce Piatt and friend to many. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon from 3 p.m. -7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18. A Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, 33601 Detroit Rd., Avon at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Memorials may be forwarded to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. Private inurnment at Holy Trinity Cemetery Mausoleum.