Thank you to everyone who attended our second annual Walk to Remember! Over 1,600 people came to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to celebrate life and more than $115,000 was raised to support Hospice of the Western Reserve. All proceeds assist seriously ill patients and their families by providing compassionate services such as hospice care, grief counseling, pediatric palliative care, pet and art therapy, and caregiver support. New this year was a scrapbooking table made available to honor loved one and to tell their story, in all its beauty and depth. These scrapbooks will be displayed as a traveling heartfelt memorial to loved ones at David Simpson Hospice House, Ames Family Hospice House and our office locations throughout Northern Ohio.
Beverly J Nieberding (nee Klock) age 98Beloved wife of the late Kenneth J Nieberding; Dearest Mother of Jean DeVaul (Albert), Judi Slife (Frank, deceased), Janet Moran (R Emmett), Joyce Glasstetter (John, deceased), Jill Hall, deceased, Joseph, (deceased), Jeri Nieberding, Jayne Gillespie (Patrick) Jacqi Phillips (Howard), Jinette Monteleone, (Joseph), James Nieberding, (Kristin Fitch), Julie Morrow, (Scott), and Jeffrey Nieberding. Grandmother of Kristin, Wendy & Ted DeVaul, Matthew, Kevin & Brian Slife, Bridget & Megan Moran, Michael, Marc, & Shanna Glasstetter, Amanda, Courtney, Doug Masaitis & Mara Hall, Tara Nieberding, Jolee Nieberding, Colleen, Heather, Tara, Sarah & Katie Gillespie, Ken & Christopher Phillips, Emily, Julia & Peter Monteleone, Mason, Owen & Devan Morrow, Colin, Ella & Kate Nieberding. Great-Grandmother of 33. Beverly was the Beloved Mother of 13 children. She was born in Belding Michigan in 1924. She moved to Lakewood, Ohio as a teenager when her father, Dale, was transferred there to work in the Bomber/Tank plant (IX Center) during WW II. Bev worked at the Bomber Plant, where she met her her future sister-in-law, Janice Schultz. Janice introduced Bev to her boyfriend’s younger brother Ken. Beverly married Ken in 1944, while he was serving in the United States Army. Upon ...Read More
In loving memory of: Robin Renee Albrecht. 57 yrs old June 16th 1965- March 25th 2023Robin, a beloved mother, sister and aunt, Passed away on March 25th 2023. She is survived by her son David Albrecht daughter Sarah Albrecht, brothers, Anthony Salerno, Alex Salerno (Samantha), and Frank Salerno sr.(Rosie) As well as sisters, Pamela Salerno(Kenneth), Laura Thrasher and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alexander Salerno and Millie Salerno as well as her brother Vince Salerno(Dana) and sister Rosaire Dawson. Robin was a lover of music( she was obsessed with The Michael Stanley Band) and she also loved her Cleveland Browns. More than anything though she loved her family. We will miss her with all our hearts but we take comfort knowing she is now at peace and in God's loving arms. The family will have a private celebration. Date to be determined.
Devoted husband and father MAGGARD, Rickey “Rick” age 62, passed March 23rd, 2023.Rick is survived by his loving wife Sharon Maggard (Dutton.) The two were each others life long companions and best friends for 42 years. They were blessed with two daughters Jessica, and Kayla. Rick worked as a service worker for the City of Parma Hts for 33 years. He was a talented carpenter who loved fixing everything. His favorite pass time was being with his family, joking around, listening to music, and playing air guitar. Rick was a survived by his wife Sharon; children Jessica (Mark) Ziemski, Kayla Maggard; ten siblings, many nieces and nephews, and friends. Rick was preceded in death by his mother Audrey Thompson and father Ray Maggard. Rick will be remembered most for his ability to light up any room he walked into. It was impossible to leave his presence without sharing at least one laugh. Rick was thought of as a father figure by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Celebration for Ricks life will be held on April 6th 2023 from 6-8PM at The Malloy-Esposito Celebration Center 6384 Pearl Rd. Parma Heights, OH 44130.
Evangeline K. Jordan (Klies) Born February 4th 1940, entered into heaven on 21 March 2023, preceded in death by her husband of over 51 years William D. Jordan Sr. Daughter of Otis Klies and Augusta (Miller). Mother of Gail Stansberry (Margie Lucas) of Florida, Renee Stansberry (Jack Williams) of Texas, William D Jr (Joni), Michael J. (Christine), First Sergeant Ret. John D. (Kathy) of Indiana, Timothy (Melody) and George K. (Shannon Longan) of Texas. Sister of George Klies (Sally), Marion Klies (Larry Williams), Charles Klies (Joan) of Chandlersville OH. Also surviving, 21 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren. Retired as an Owner and Real Estate Broker serving her community for over 40 years. Evangeline loved her family, friends and many other things later in life especially Diamond Art Painting with her daughters Tina and Kathy as well as nieces Suzy, Lori and Amy. Her passion for birds, especially the Cardinal was apparent if you were ever in her company and one was spotted. She had many relationships with several generations of the same family through her decades of assisting the community with their real estate needs. She was also a Member of the Order of the Eastern Star since early in her ...Read More
Cheryll Anne Martin September 4, 1963 - March 10, 2023 Cheryll Anne Martin, the beloved wife of Glenn Martin, passed away on March 10, 2023 after battling a series of illnesses. She leaves behind her mother Jeanne, sister Laura, four nephews, God mother aunt Madeline, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceeded in death by her father Howard Glancy and brother Howard Jr. Cheryll had a passion for many things. Starting with her and Glenns cats, her Irish heritage, football, especially the Cleveland Browns, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and Notre Dame. What stood out the most was the love she had to offer. If she loved you, you knew it. If she didnt.. well, you knew that too. (ha-ha) Her big heart, her matter of fact personality, quick wit, and contagious laugh were only a few of the pieces of the puzzle that was Cheryll Anne Glancy Martin. She will be deeply missed, may she live on in our hearts. Plant some flowers, adopt a pet, and for the love of all that is good and pure, let the Browns win!
Barbara Carol Kelly passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday March 3rd 2023. She was 84 years old. She is survived by her daughters Melanie Dion and Kellene Dion and her son Damian Dion. She had four grandchildren: Tanya Sadler of Idaho, Daniel Wamsher and his wife Meijing of California, Alexis and Alyssa Dion of Ohio as well as two great grandchildren Samantha and Weston (and Hayley on the way). She had many nieces and nephews. Barb was known for her sense of adventure and had traveled extensively. She was crafty and creative and loved to garden. She lived an active lifestyle, teaching gymnastics and enjoying Jazzercise. She was a great ice skater, loved to roller blade and skied both in Ohio and Tahoe. She was a gym member until 2020. She was musical and played piano and loved classical music but also enjoyed contemporary music. She never turned down a lunch date with her many friends, a card game with neighbors or visiting museums or artists with her Gallery Group. She loved a good road trip and carried scissors in her car to stop for wildflowers on the way to brunch or a Mohican canoe adventure. She spent ...Read More
William Thomas Farrer Jr., 93, of Lakewood, sadly passed away on March 5, 2023. Tom was born to William Thomas Farrer Sr. and Ila Jeanette (Fawcett) on March 9, 1929, in Peoria, Illinois. His family will remember him as a man who had stories for days, jokes to follow, and more wisdom than time to share. Tom was preceded in death by Sandra (85), his wife of 44 years, his sister, Ethel Ann Riha (87), his son, Scott (62), and former wives Barbara Hedrick (40) and Eileen Turner (76). He is survived by his little sister Dorothy Spychalski and his children Mary Jane Till, Steven (Dawn), Dave (Sharon), and Tommy (Linda), his stepchildren Diane Castle, Terry (Lynne) Hinkle, Kevin (Laura) Hinkle and Greg Bradford. He will be greatly missed by his much loved and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Please join us in celebrating Tom’s life this Saturday, March 11, 2023, with an open house from 12 – 6 at Tommy and Linda’s house. We will have a special tribute for Tom’s son, Scott, who unexpectedly passed away January 26, 2023.
In loving memory of Gary F Broberg, Berea OH. 73, Gary passed away peacefully on Thursday February 28th. He was born in Lakewood Ohio and the beloved son to the late Oscar and Sophie Broberg. Gary is survived by his dear brothers Jack Broberg (Ruth/deceased) and Bob Broberg (Carleen). He was a beloved Uncle and Great- Uncle to many nieces and nephews; and he was a great friend to many. He will be greatly missed. Gary was involved in many business ventures through the years, but is known throughout Cleveland for his various businesses with his service dogs. He truly loved his dogs (Bella, Tilly & Maggie). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Gary’s name to Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, Ohio. Gary was a Veteran of the US Army. Private funeral services were held on Thursday March 9th at 9:30 am. They were at The Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, where he received full military honors. The arrangements were made by Malloy-Esposito Funeral Home.
George Thomas Hrbek was born June 20, 1931, in New York City, to George Edward Hrbek and Bertha Hrbek (nee Bozinka Kubelka). He died at home on February 19, 2023, surrounded by his family. George was a community activist, passionate advocate for racial and economic justice, and preacher of an inclusive, life-affirming faith. George was raised in New Jersey in a lively, intergenerational Czech family populated by elders with unorthodox politics. He witnessed to this childhood as anchoring him in the values he carried for a lifetime. As a teenager, he met an unassuming, blue-jean clad man on the streets who turned out to be a Lutheran minister. The Rev.Arthur Hawlicheck spoke a clear message that further validated what George learned from his family: “You are created by God and there's nobody who can add to your worth as a human being, and there's nobody who can take away from your worth. You are gifted. Every human being is.” Also pivotal to the orientation of George's life and, ultimately, his life's work were his high school years living in Jim Crow Birmingham, Alabama, and attending a segregated white school. His father was staunchly opposed to the racist practices carried out ...Read More