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Schwartz, Mary Helen (Scheiner)*  
Mary Helen (nee Scheiner) Schwartz, age 93, passed away peacefully at Burton Healthcare on Feb. 26, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Rudolph; loving mother of Rudy Schwartz(Lynn); grandmother of Clay and Evan; loving sister to Barbara Zath and all of the following that predeceased her: Bertha Fay, Tony Scheiner, Frances Martin, Ed Scheiner, Joe Scheiner and Jim Scheiner. Mary also was loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a resident of Newbury since 1949 and a longtime member of Newbury United Community Church. She loved tending to her dahlias as well as baking cookies and her love for children for known by all. Funeral Services 11a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at Newbury United Community Church, 14916 Auburn Rd., Newbury, Oh 44065. Family will receive friends Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home, 95 South Franklin Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. Interment Munn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Newbury United Community Church at the address above.
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Published in The News-Herald on Mar. 1, 2015
Shinault, William E.*  
William E. Shinault, age 93, of Hambden Twp. died February 22, 2015, at Lake West Hospital. Born March 26, 1921, in Max Meadows, Va. to Budford and Nannie (nee Ginson) Chinault, he had been a resident of Hambden since 1970. Bill served in the U.S. Army during WWII, after which he married Ellen Hurley on Jan. 17, 1948. Survivors include his wife, Ellen (nee Anderson) Shinault of Hambden; step-so, Lloyd (Suzie) Hurley of Grove, Okla.; step-grandchildren, Anthony (Donna) Hurley of Toms River, N.J., Carolyn (Jerry) Flanagan of Painesville, Keith (Eula) Helmandollar of Cleveland, Lisa Gammel of Akron, and Anita (Terry) Zagar of Claridon Twp; and many step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Doug Chinault ; and half siblings, Bonnie Goad and Donnie Chinault. Visitation will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 25, at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South Street (on Rt. 44, 500' south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) Chardon, OH. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place on Friday at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, Va. Donations are suggested to the Greater Cleveland Fisher House, 21866 Seabury Ave., Cleveland, OH 44126 or www.greaterclevelandfisherhouse.org. Arrangements by the Burr Funeral Home of Chardon, OH. Information and condolences on line at www.burrservice.com.
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Published in The News-Herald on Feb. 24, 2015
Skulski, Sean M.*  
Sean M. Skulski, age 34, a lifelong Mentor resident, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born January 4, 1981, in Mayfield Heights. Sean was a floor manager at Heinen's Grocery Store in Mentor. He graduated from Mentor High School in 1999 and received a "Presidential Award" upon graduation. He participated in the Adaptive Programs at Lake Metroparks. Sean enjoyed bowling, basketball, floor hockey, karaoke and especially hanging out with his friends. He participated in Special Olympics where he won many medals. Sean's biggest passion however, was collecting autographs. Sean is survived by his parents, Gary M. and Donna (Dietz) Skulski; sister, Kelli (Adam) Davenport of Dallas, Texas; brother, Ryan (Jen) Skulski of Mentor; nieces, Delani and Olivia; nephews, Braden, Caden and Mason; Grammy, Mildred Dietz of Mentor; uncle, Gary (Maria) Dietz of Florida; cousin, Michelle (Jason) Kerby of California; and his dog, Halie. He was preceded in death by his Papa, Edward Dietz; and grandparents, Severin and Irene Skulski. A Celebration of Sean's life will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 26, at Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. In honor of Sean, the family requests that you wear your favorite sports jersey/shirt to the service. Contributions may be made to Lake Metroparks, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094 or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110. Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor.
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Published in The News-Herald on Feb. 24, 2015
Smith, Dave*  
Dave Smith, 48, a ten year resident of Mentor, passed away March 2, 2015, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. Mr. Smith was born October 28, 1966, in Cleveland. Dave was known as a "gearhead", and always enjoyed working on cars and watching auto racing. His wife and daughters were the loves of his life. He worked as a welder. Survivors are his wife, Kathy; daughters, Kayla and Krystal Smith; sister, Debbie Sporcic; and brothers, Steve and Bill Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Helen Smith; and brother, Jim Smith. Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd., Chester Township. Online video tribute and condolences at www.gattozziandson.com.
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Published in www.News-Herald.com from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2015
Smith, Gerald M.*  
Gerald M. Smith, age 80, of Mentor, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2015, at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. He was born Oct. 14, 1934, in Blough, Pennsylvania. Gerald worked for Euclid Hitachi until its shutdown and retired from General Motors in 2002. He was a parishioner of St. Bede the Venerable Church in Mentor and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and spending time with his family. Gerald was well known for always lending a helping hand to family, friends, and strangers. He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Barbara L. (nee DiMuzio) Smith; loving father of Geraldine (Steven) Anderson of Mentor, Patrick (Tina Bonzilla) Smith of Bellingham, Washington, Jeannette (Dennis) Mace of Harpersfield, Carole Lynn (Walter) Johnson of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Anthony Smith of Mentor; devoted grandfather of 17; great-grandfather of 22; great-great-grandfather of two; cherished brother of Irene (Frank) Hribar of Dunlo, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Leo P. and Irene (nee Blough) Smith; his grandson, Gerald Conomy; his brothers, Dennis Smith, Owen Smith, Phillip Smith; and his sisters, Agnus Champman, Mary Boyer, Arlene Brewer. Family will receive friends at the McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street (Rt. 615, N. of Rt. 2), Mentor, on Tuesday from 12 to 2 and 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chesterland. Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 9114 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor. Fr. Tim Plavac, officiating. www.MCVFuneralhomes.com
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Published in The News-Herald from Mar. 1 to Mar. 3, 2015
Smith, Kenneth S.*  
Funeral service for Kenneth S. Smith, age 77, of Painesville will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby. Family will receive friends 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Mr. Smith passed away Feb. 27, 2015. He was born October 16, 1937 in Dunlo, Pennsylvania. Mr. Smith was retired from the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Germany at the same time as Elvis Presley. Survivors include his children, Sherry Smith of Kirtland, Kenneth (Jackie) Smith of Phoenix, Ariz., and Daniel Smith of Painesville; step-son Matt (Patty) Thomas of Waterville; step-daughter-in-law Chriss Thomas of N. Canton; step-grandchildren Justin and Alicia Thomas; sister Sarah Jablonski of Willoughby Hills; sister-in-law Mary Jane Smith of Willoughby; former wife Eva Smith of Painesville Twp.; survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara P. Smith; parents Robert and Mary Smith; step-son Jeff Thomas; brother Robert Smith; brother-in-law Edward Jablonski. Private family burial will be Friday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. www.davisbabcock.com
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Published in www.News-Herald.com from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2015
Spangler, Margaret "Peggy"*  
Margaret ""Peggy"" Spangler, age 87, of West Farmington passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at Blossom Hill Care Center in Huntsburg. She was born on Aug. 15, 1927 in Akron, the daughter of Ida Mae (nee Lovell) and Raymond Lydic. She married William M. Spangler in Stow on June 14, 1957. Peggy was a 1945 graduate of South High School in Akron and a 1955 graduate of Harding College, in Searcy, Arkansas. She was teaching 4th grade when she met her husband. Peggy worked at Firestone Tire & Rubber in Akron for many years as well as Eaton Corp. in Cleveland. Peggy was active in Church Women United. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and also volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Peggy enjoyed tutoring at State Street School in Painesville. She was an active member at Mentor Christian Church while her husband was the pastor. Peggy's passions included a love for gardening and a love for people. Margaret is survived by her husband, William M. Spangler; daughter, Elaine (Mike) Mastromatteo of Bristolville; son, Clinton (Pam) Spangler of Mentor; grandchildren, Rielle (Richard) Wright and Antonio Mastromatteo; Amelia and Graham Spangler, three great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen Hausman of Medina, and Jean Buettner of Akron. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Lydic. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Mentor Christian Church, 8751 Mentor Avenue, in Mentor. Pastor Cheryl Delaney will be officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to Church World Service, www.cwsglobal.org , or Bread For the World, www.bread.org. A private graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Painesville. The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the family. Online obituary at www.behmfuneral.com.
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Published in www.News-Herald.com on Mar. 1, 2015
Stacy, Lester Quentin*  
Lester Quentin Stacy, 83, of Concord Township, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at his home, with his family by his side. Born August 12, 1931, in Sparta, Tenn., he had lived in Mentor before moving to Painesville Township many years ago, then Concord Township recently. Mr. Stacy was a union steward at TRW for over 30 years, prior to retiring and being a snow bird in Citrus Park, Fla. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be deeply missed. Spending time with his family and friends was dear to his heart. Farming, traveling and restoring classic autos was also very special to him. Lester, or ""Papa"" to his grandchildren and family, was the epitome of a "Southern Gentleman". His grace, smile and loving personality touched everyone he met. Survivors are his children, Judy (Donald) Sargent of Concord Township and Reggie (Laura) Stacy of Mentor; and grandchildren, Travis, Cori (Phil) Brown, Colin and Kennedy. He is also survived by his sister, Reba (William) Weaver; brother, Benton (Judy) Stacy; and many other loving family members. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife Clara Ruth; parents, Lester Porter and Georgia Bell Stacy; sister, Daryl Lee Guttschalk; and brothers, Sidney Stacy and Kewin Stacy. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. The family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mentor Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Stacy to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Send flowers and offer condolences at www.brunners.com.
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Published in The News-Herald on Feb. 27, 2015
Stevens, Erma Mae*  
Erma Mae Stevens, 79 of Newbury Twp. passed away peacefully March 4, 2015 at home. Born April 23, 1935 in Bowling Green, OH to Raymond and Eunice (nee Wylie) Dauwalter, she had been a 50 year resident. Erma affectionately cared for many youths in the Newbury area who still call her "Grandma Erma." She will be remembered as having a big heart, taking in homeless animals and even people, although she was not afraid to tell anyone how it was. Erma enjoyed watching classic movies and country-western music. Survivors include her husband of 60 years Robert Stevens Sr of Newbury; daughters, Melda (Norman) Sukalski of Burton and Cindy (John) Chambers of Newbury; sons, John (Mary) Otto of Chardon, Robert Stevens Jr of Middlefield and Donald Stevens of Newbury; grandchildren, Elisha (Mike) Schultz, Robert Stevens III, Norman Sukalski III, John Otto, Karisca Chambers, Pamela Otto, Cassidy Chambers, Johnny Chambers III and Layla Stevens; siblings, Jack (Sharon) Dauwalter, Helen Dauwalter, Merry Dauwalter, Karen Dauwalter, Patsy (Richard) Lambert and Wayne Dauwalter all of the Toledo area. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, John "Fog" Stevens; and seven siblings. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 16, 2015 at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St. (On Rt. 44, 500' south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) Chardon. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday March 16, 2015 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Munn Cemetery. Donations suggested to the Geauga County Dog Warden 12513 Merritt Road, Chardon, OH 44024. Arrangements by the Burr Funeral Home in Chardon. Information and condolences on line at www.burrservice.com.
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Published in www.News-Herald.com on Mar. 5, 2015
Stevenson, Isabelle J. (Began)*  
Mass of Christian Burial for Isabelle Stevenson, 97, will be on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 401 North Street, Chardon. Mrs. Stevenson died on Monday at Blossom Hill Nursing Home surrounded by her family. She was a long-time resident of Hambden Township. Isabelle enjoyed music, reading, the outdoors, baking and cooking. She was a great dancer, card player and enjoyed the piano. Her grandchildren and family gave her the most enjoyment in life. She is fondly remembered as loving, feisty, full of energy, generous, witty, humorous, and as a true survivor of life. She is survived by her son Al (Suzanne) Stevenson and daughter Susan Stevenson; grandchildren Leah, Sarah (Chris) Compton, Carrie (Will) Pavone, Megan, Alex (Aubrey), Kathrine (Michael) Meeks, John; and nine great-grandchildren. She was the aunt and great-aunt of many. Mrs. Stevenson was preceded in death by her husband Alexander C.; and 13 siblings. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Isabelle at The DeJohn Funeral Home & Crematory of Chardon (formerly Ritondaro), 126 South St. (Rt. 44, south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square), Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.. Burial will follow the Mass in Chardon Municipal Cemetery. Family suggests contributions be made in Isabelle's memory to St. Mary Catholic School. Online obituary, guestbook, and order flowers at www.DeJohnCares.com.
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Published in www.News-Herald.com from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2015
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