Norman G. Rehark, Jr. (Norm) died unexpectedly on Nov. 8, 2023 in Westlake, Ohio where he lived for more than forty years. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 20, 1941 to the late Norman Rehark, Sr. and Elizabeth (nee Durk) Rehark. He lived most of his life in northeastern Ohio with part of his childhood spent in Mayville, New York. He was a master plumber, having graduated from Lakewood High School and Max Hayes Vocational School. He was a talented wood carver and delighted in giving away many carvings. He also made several metal sculptures as well as wood sculptures. He also enjoyed gardening and camping. With his family, he went on camping vacations to places around the United States, but mostly to Northern Minnesota where he enjoyed fishing, boating, and canoeing. He was a loving, caring, kind person with a great sense of humor. He leaves behind his wife of nearly fifty six years, Christine (nee Lanner), his sons Erik and Michael, daughter-in-law Ann (nee West), grandchildren Hunter and Hallie, brother Jeffrey and numerous other relatives. There will be a memorial service with reception to follow on December 30th at 11:00 at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, ...Read More
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Leo Charles Franciscus, 94, passed away on November 28, 2023. He was the beloved husband of his late wife, Joyce, for 56 years and a wonderful father to Joy (Eddie) Powers, Lee (Angie), Jerry (Megan), and Larry (Laurie), and a cherished grandpa to Gabrielle, Brock, Blake, and Nicholas Powers; Dillon, Devon, Clare, Kate Marie, and Molly Franciscus; and Andrew Boutell. Leo enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his four years of service, he attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had a long and successful career at NASA's Lewis Research Center as an Aerospace engineer and was awarded two United States patents for his work on rocket engines. After retirement, Leo enjoyed working on his Mustang cars, sailing his sailboat on Lake Erie, swimming laps at the local pools, and relaxing at his lakeside cottage in Huron. He took great pride in his family and enjoyed time spent together. He was a devoted Catholic and living a holy life was of utmost importance to him. Leo always had a great big smile on his face and a calm and kind personality. He will be ...Read More
Kathleen Hanna-Walker, a cherished soul whose life was a symphony of love, dedication, and unwavering strength, passed away on November 26th, 2023. As the second generation guiding force behind Twixt Two Liquidators, Kathleen infused her passion into every facet of her life. Kathleen leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication. She will forever be remembered by her beloved husband, Michael Walker, whose steadfast support defined their beautiful journey together. Kathleen was a source of inspiration to her children, Colleen, Matthew, Sharon, Michael, Christopher, Patrick, and Sarah. Kathleen was also a grandmother and great grandmother, sharing with them invaluable life lessons and boundless affection. Rooted in a family that cherished her deeply, Kathleen's memory will be held dear by her father, Robert Hanna, preceded in death by Carol Ann Moran, and her siblings Kelly, Robert, Karyn, Kristine, and George (Bud). Their shared bond and cherished memories will forever be treasured. Kathleen's vibrant spirit, determination, and profound love touched the lives of many beyond her family circle—especially those of her close, lifelong friends. Her warmth, generosity, and infectious laughter were a gift to all who knew her. Let us honor the incredible person Kathleen was—a beacon of love, laughter, and strength. ...Read More
Sally Sherman passed away Friday, November 17, 2023. She was born August 25, 1965, to the late Russell and Audrey Sherman in Elyria, Ohio. Sally faced her illness as she did her life, with quiet acceptance and peaceful gratitude for her family. Sally's joy was found in spending time with her family, playing cards or watching sports. Sally was employed for over 35 years with Vocational Guidance Services. There was never a family gathering she missed. She was a devout Catholic who loved her Lord. In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her infant sisters, Grace and Mary. Sally will be dearly missed by her brothers, Russell (Michele), and Steven (Linda); and sisters, Vivian (Michael- deceased), and Karen (Kim-deceased); and many nieces and nephews. A private mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Monday, November 27, 2023, and she will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery. In Sally's honor, donations can be made to Hospice of Western Reserve.
CHRISTOPHER TORRISI, age 52, passed away on November 4, 2023 in North Olmsted, Ohio. He was born on April 5, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio to his parents, Salvatore L. And Marianne Torrisi who proceeded him in death. Christopher is survived by his brother Vincent, sister-in-law Marie; a stepmother Laura; step sisters, Cheryl, Kimberly & Cynthia; many aunts, uncles, niece, nephews & cousins. Memorial service for immediate family at a later date.
Hermes Emilio Sanchez Jr. Born on October 25, 1952 Passed on November 4th, 2023 Survived by the love of his life Alice Colon, Father to Hermes , Ismael , Neftali and Vanessa, Grandfather to Selena, Christian, Antonio, Erik, Breana, Isaiah, Jojo, Adriana and Haiden. He was also a son, a brother ,a cousin , and a friend to many. Known for his infectious sense of humor, his artistic abilities, his love for baseball, his love for music, his love for traveling, his outgoing personality, his pride and his stories. Those who knew and loved him could never forget his laugh, his smile, his eyes, or his love. His family will continue on with the laughter he brought, the wisdom he provided and the memories of who he was. You can join the family in an intimate gathering to celebrate his life during the following services : Monday November 13th at St.Patrick’s Church 3602 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 8AM-9:45 for visitation 10AM-Mass 11AM- Luncheon at the hall next door.
Diane F. Higgins, age 85, of Parma, Ohio, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023. Beloved wife of Ollice for 66 years. Loving Mother of late Sons Anthony and Robert. Internment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in the Spring.
Darla Jean Gareau peacefully passed away on November 1st, 2023. She courageously lost her battle with endometrial cancer at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on October 29, 1962 to Donna (nee Dial) and the late Donald “Buddy” Gareau. Darla’s spirit will live on through the father of her children James Wayne, her three daughters; Courtney, Hannah, and Rebecca, her grandchildren; Adrianna, Mila, Alayna, and Brady, she was known as Aunt Lala to her many nieces and nephews, her siblings; Dennis-Loucinda, Donald, Daneen-Rob, Dawn-Sam, Donna Rae-Kirk, her late sisters Diana and Danelle. Darla made everyone feel like family and was the life of the party. She loved entertaining and being surrounded by family and friends. She was a mother figure to all. Her greatest joy in the whole world was her grandchildren. Darla’s wishes were to be cremated, she will be posted in the bulletin at St. Mary’s of the Falls. On Saturday and Sunday November 11th and 12th at Noon mass, and mentioned in the program on Wednesday November 15th at 7:00 am. Her daughters will continue to host a fundraiser at Razzles in Olmsted Township on November 17th for her final expenses/celebration of life.
CHRISTOPHER HAGGARTY, age 37, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Loving father of Allannah. Cherished son of Karen Haggarty. Dear brother of Kyle Haggarty. Grandson of Donald Schabel. Nephew of Ned (deceased) (Andrene) Schabel, Mark (Betty, deceased) Schabel, Katie (Ron) Sebille, Ken (Kate) Simpson, Denise Simpson, and Jack (Kellie) Simpson. Friend to many. Loved by all, he will be greatly missed, forever in our hearts, by all who knew him. Chris is gone too soon, but he is at peace. To honor Chris’s memory we are holding a Celebration of Life, 1p-4p; Saturday, November 25, 2023 at the Lantern Center for Recovery, 12160 Triskett Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44111.
Rachel Anne Minko, age 51, passed away on October 18, 2023. Rachel is survived by her husband Victor, her loving son Aaiden, her dear niece's Amber Tackett (Timothy Wilder Jr.), Randi Tackett (Logan Ascencio), Amber's children Timothy Wilder III, and Lilly'Anna Wilder She will be forever missed. All Services Private.