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May 02, 2017
My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving - kindness comfort and help you through this difficult time (Psalms 119:50,76)
November 20, 2016
July 16, 2016
To the family of George Voinovich. Collinwood High School was honored with the attendance of all the Voinovich family. George was very special to my late mother, Nancy Walden, and I'm sure she and George will "watch over" all the Slovenian friends and family members in Cleveland. God rest his soul. Sigrid Walden Lamm
June 25, 2016
I am Robert L Herbold SR the son of the late Richard (Dick) and Estelle Herbold.
I was born June 1964 in Cleveland Ohio, we where neighbors of the then up-and-coming mayor, Governor, and Senator George Voinovich in the 60s on Crestland Rd. I was surprised and saddened over his passing away. Just 12 months ago I tried to get in touch with him just to tell him how much I admired his success. I tried to call as well as sent him a letter and email to congratulate him on his accomplishments, but was very unfortunate not to be able to get a response from him. His assistant from the University could not give me a reason why, I was very frustrated and deeply disappointed not to even say hello and actually tell himhow I felt, I was very proud of him. that's one phone call I wish I could have had. Even for just one or two minutes. It would have meant the world to me, that's the impact he had on me.
We are so sorry for your loss and I know he was a great family man!
His public service to the state and Country was well served. What a journey and Legacy rest in peace Senator Voinovich Robert Herbold and family
June 22, 2016
Dear Voinovich Family,

GVV will be greatly missed by all who knew him; my late parents, Vaclav and Mila and Molly were waiting for him at the gates of heaven. With deepest sympathy to you and your family,
Ludmila Hyvnar
June 20, 2016
I am a lifelong Ohio Democrat who voted for Mr Voinovich every time he ran for office. His integrity, his sincere wish to make his city, state, and country a better place to be, and his respect for all people he served made him a person I was honored to vote for. I shook his hand several years ago while I was supervising a group of juvenile offenders working at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus. It was as though he was shaking the hand of a friend. He thanked me for my service to youth! He cared about all children and supported efforts to improve their lives. We were privileged to have such a honest and caring individual representing us.
June 18, 2016
My condolences to the family of George Voinovich.
In Remembrance of him he was a great and honorable man. George stuck by his people and done his job. We appreciated being able to call upon him when street were bad in the winter and holes needed to be repaired or balk trash had to be picked up from the curb. He always made sure our city kept in order the way it should be ran. This Man will be deeply be missed by many and no one could or would ever replace his kind and loving heart. May he forever rest in peace...Heaven's Gained Another Angel.
June 17, 2016
In God's care, rest in peace.
June 17, 2016
To the family of this great man. We extend our deepest condolences in this time of your loss, and we pray that you will find comfort.
June 17, 2016
Cleveland and the rest of the state of Ohio have lost a great man. I went to Christ The King school with George many years ago. I left Cleveland in the early '60's but have always followed his career and was always proud to say " I know that wonderful man". My thoughts and prayers are with his whole family. God Bless.
June 17, 2016
My deepest and most sincere sympathy to you Maryanne and family. ,Julius Crawford
June 17, 2016
To George's family my prayers go out to all of you He was a great man who will be missed my parents and I would be outside my parents house raking leaves and George would pass by and say to my dad Joe hand me a rake I will help SO MR Voinovich Thank you for all your help and the wonderful things you did for our great city
rest in peace you are missed

THE Pasden Family
June 17, 2016
Mary Ann, Please know that we are thinking about you at this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jill and Richard London
June 17, 2016
To Janet, Vic, Pat, Mary Anne, and the entire Voinovich family, I was saddened to hear of George's passing. It was an honor to meet him years ago and it was a joy to work with you at the Victor S. Voinovich Co. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Cyndi Jackson
June 16, 2016
Our sincere condolences on the passing of George, an 'old' neighbor, in Collinwood. Rest in peace.
June 16, 2016
Rest in peace you are now in the presence of our lord and savior Jesus Christ and with your daughter Molly. You are truly a servant of the lord and showed your love of him in all you accomplished in your life and the people you touch including mine.Debbie J.McGinnis.
June 16, 2016
Mary Ann, our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother. David and Mary Loya
June 16, 2016
My sincere sympathy to The Voinovich Family

Barbara e Demko-Werner
Rocky River Ohio
June 16, 2016
Janet Voinovich and Family,

We share your loss.
George was the Complete Man!
June 16, 2016
Our sympathy and condolences to the family.

Marcia Jacobs & Debbie Corina
June 16, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the whole family and personal friends on your loss.

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Thank you Senator for all that you did for the city, state and country to make this a better place.

God bless you and your family for all your sacrifices.

Rest In Peace - God bless you all.
June 15, 2016
On behalf of The Ohio Christian Music Association we extend our heartfelt prayers for your family.We feel your pain. It is not easy. We will keep you in our prayers. the O.C.M.A. was privileged in working side by side with Mr. August Pust and our wonderful honorable Christian Govenor George Voinovich. God has done a great and mighty work through his life..We are proud to have know him. Mr.Voinovich has enriched many lives..We are so thankful. and yes He would have made a great President of the United States of America. God has a new job for him in heaven.showing love to all that has gone before.
June 15, 2016
Our deepest sympathy,
The Watkins Family.
June 15, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Senator was a kind and friendly GENTLEMAN. I treasure my time spent with all of you at Palm Island Resort.
June 15, 2016
rest in peace ! We Lost a Great Man Of OHIO MY CONDOLENCES TO VOJNOVICH FAMILY !
June 15, 2016
Thanks George... and family for all you did for us... and for me and my wife Lorna.

God rest your soul, give you heavenly bliss; and confort the family and friends left behind.

Dr. Thom A. Lisk
614-841-1776
TerrificSpeakers.com

I have a letter from YOU, George, to me dated 4/19/96 that I treasure you endorsing one of the books I wrote. What a great role model you were. I am a convert to the Catholic Church... my wife and I prayed for you at Columbus Catheral today. Pray for us, my wife has lung cancer, surgury 6/24.
June 15, 2016
To all the Voinovich, you have our deepest sympathy. Whe Senator Voinovich was Governor, I had to call him and have him fight my late Aunt Concetta Berardinelli from threats from Immigration about being deported (she had been living in this country for over 75 years, became a citizen when she was 8 years old but Immigration said they had no record of her). She came to this country from Italia when she was 6 years old and became a citizen a couple years later. She was in a nursing home in Carey, Ohio dying. I sent then Governor Voinovich the family history (with pictures) and an explanation of the situation. Within a week, I heard from him and that he would help with the situation. A week later, a letter arrived from the Immigration Board that her "papers" were found-and they did acknowledge Governor Voinovich's support. Three weeks later, she passed away. I received a kind letter of sympathy from Gov "V" as I called him.
God has called home another Angel. Thank you Senator for all your kindness and support. Such a gentle soul.
The Troiano/Tiberi/Granata/Berardinelli Families
June 15, 2016
Janet Sorry To Hear About George My Condolences We Went To Collinwood Together AndHe Worked At The Old P.O. One SummerYou Have All My Prayers. You Take Care Of Yourself May God Bless You Tony
June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016
The Jordan family wishes to extend their deepest condolences to the family of the Honorable George V. Voinovich. Thank you for his service to our nation.
June 15, 2016
God Bless you and thank you for all that you did.
June 15, 2016
Janet & Family:

We will never forget your husband literally saving my husband from lay off shortly after we were married. He has since retired after 35 1/2yrs of service with the Cleveland Water Dept. Again thank you again and God Bless your entire family. Your husband was a great leader, husband and family man.
Eric & JoAnn Schram
June 15, 2016
The greatest politician that walked the soil of United States of America. His contributions to humanity were extraordinary. His commitments to the ethnic community of Greater Cleveland were a true gift. His love and contributions to my homeland- Lithuania will never be forgotten by our community.
May he rest in Gods Kingdom with all the angels and saints.
Ingrida Bublys
Honorary General Consul of the Republic of Lithuania
June 14, 2016
To the Voinovich Family,
As a young Latino, the then Mayor saw potential in me that I didn't see in myself. Serving in the Mayor's OEO department, he always made the Hispanic community a priority in Cleveland's social, economic, and political development. There has never been, nor will there ever be, a greater advocate of our community.

Thank you Boss, for all you gave to us spiritually as well. As a fellow Catholic, there was no political voice greater than yours at all levels of government for our Church.

Dios Bendiga Alcalde!
Hiram DeJesus
June 14, 2016
My sincere condolences to the Voinovich family. We truly lost a great person when Senator Voinovich passed. He was truly a great government leader for the City of Cleveland, the state of Ohio and the United States.
June 14, 2016
RIP Mr Voinovich - you were a great friend and neighbor to our family.

Steve Yopko
June 14, 2016
Senator Voinovich was a government leader who served for all the right reasons. He left Cleveland and Ohio better places than when he began his decades of service. He was a humble man who never forgot his roots though he worked shoulder to shoulder with the most powerful leaders in the nation. He always voted his conscience, at the risk of alienating even members of his own party.

But, his greatest legacy is his family which will carry on his values for generations. His life will be an inspiration to not only current and future leaders but parents who put their families first.

There is a joyful side to his passing. It means he will be reunited with his beloved Molly and a brother he truly loved.

We treasure the memories of the time we spent with the Voinovich family and will keep you in our hearts forever. God Bless You.
June 14, 2016
Dear Mrs. Voinovich, George, Peter, Betsy, the entire Voinovich Family, City of Cleveland and State of Ohio,

God Bless You at this time.
You are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.
May good memories and God's love sustain you.
What an excellent role model he was for
our city, state and country.
I am sure he was the same excellent model
as a family man.
May he and Molly be reunited happily in
God's Kingdom.

Sharon and Tim Caine
Jack Caine
Mentor, OH
June 14, 2016
To The Voinovich Family,

May The Choir of Angels come to greet him and lead him to paradise!

What a wonderful human being. We were blessed to have known him.


Our prayers are surrounding you!


Dr. Issam and Kathy Nemeh
Westlake, Ohio
June 14, 2016
I WILL BE THERE THURSDAY ON BEHALF OF THE STANDLEY FAMILY TO PAY MY AND OUR RESPECTS TO AN AMAZING HUSBAND, FATHER, MAYOR, SENATOR, GOVERNOR AND HUMAN BEING, GEORE VOINOVICH!!! :-) :-) :-)

ON BEHALF ON MYSELF AND THE ENTIRE STANDLEY FAMILY OF MARION OHIO - MAY THE LORD GRANT YOU ALL THE PEACE THAT SUPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING DURING TIME OF LOSS!!! :-) :-) :-)

REST IN PEACE GEORGE WITH MY MOM AND OTHER REPUBLICAN AND BUCKEYE ANGELS FROM ONE OF THE FUTURE PRESIDENT'S OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TRENT STANDLEY RIGHT AFTER MY BROTHER KYLE; AND, BEFORE MY SISTER BROOKE!!! :-) :-) :-)

LOVE,
TRENT STANDLEY AND FAMILY OF MARION, OHIO, HARVARD, AMERICAN UNUIVERSITY; AND, THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER!!! :-) :-) :-) SEE YOU THURSDAY!!! :-) :-) :-)
June 14, 2016
One of the few Republicans I have ever consistently voted for--because of his independence, his obvious care for Cleveland and Ohio, his real family values, his Collinwood roots, and his great smile. RIP.
June 14, 2016
I went to grade school with George & his brothers at Christ The King School on Noble Rd in East Cleveland. His Father was a great friend of my Dad's Larry Duggan. Janet as you & your lovely family celebrate a live well lived I extend my deepest sympathy. May God Bless you all in this time of sorrow.
June 14, 2016
Very sorry for your loss & may God comfort you during this grievous time.
June 14, 2016
The only republican I ever voted for. He led with common sense, empathy and kindness. Rest in peace.
June 14, 2016
Lost one GREAT man RIP George God Bless You and Your Family
June 14, 2016
I knew George at Collinwood High school and at Ohio University. I remember he told me some day he would be President. We lost a good guy.
June 14, 2016
A truly warm human being. It was an honor to know him. Sincere condolences to the family,
June 14, 2016
What a Great Man, What a Great Role model
June 14, 2016
Dear Mrs. Voinovich,
We wish that our sincere condolences may help, in a small way, to lighten your burden. We all share in the loss of a good man, who always was ready to help his city and community. We remember with gratitude, the many times Mr. Voinovich was ready to be seen at our functions, and promote the causes of Eastern Europe in general.It will be with great regret, that we have to remove his name from our masthead, as an Honorary Board Member... a position by which we all were, in return, honored.
On a personal note, I feel I have a personal connection with the Governor, through my niece,Kathi P.,who never ceased to tell us his praises.
The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society,
at the Galleria, downtown.
Alex Kezdi, President.
June 14, 2016
I will always remember George as the smiling and gentle child who sat behind me in class at Christ the King. We all were so proud of him as he took his path in life.
Know that our prayers and blessings are with you now and always.
Virginia (Capuano) Fox
June 14, 2016
I wish you and your family my condolences on GEORGE's passing. I remember the Times he chauffeured us on Double dates. I lost my older brother Bill about a month ago so I know how you feel for your loss and grief.
June 14, 2016
I never met Senator Voinovich in any of his governmental work, but I knew others who had. He was a respected man who loved everything he got involved with. He was and will be the only Republican I would vote for no matter who was running against him! We will not see his kind for awhile. Thank you George and to the family for sharing with us in Cuyahoga, Cleveland,Ohio and the United States. He will be missed.
June 14, 2016
I am sorry for your loss. Death leaves an emptiness in our hearts. Continue to remember all your good times together that will bring a warm glow inside your heart. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time.
June 14, 2016
I will always respect and admire George for the support and courage he exhibited in supporting wildlife conservation, his support for Dove Hunting in Ohio, his involvement in sport fishing and the leadership he blessed all Ohioans in State politics.

My best to Janet and all the family.

Dean Hinebaugh
Ohio Conservation Coalition
June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ryp was so happy to have seen both George and Janet during a visit at Euclid Hospital last week. He will hold deep in his heart all the wonderful memories or working for and with such a great man. It is his pleasure to have served him. God bless you all.
June 14, 2016
As a young man in 1971 and 1972 working at Higbees men's suit dept. George became one of my best customers. It was many years later later before I moved to phoenix that while waiting for a flight to Arizona at Hopkins airport some one tapped me on the shoulder. It was one of ( I believe mayor or he may have been Governor ) Voinovich's security people and he asked me if I would like to sit with the governor on the flight to phoenix. ( it was either a mayors or governors pow wow he and wife Janet was going to) he upgraded my ticket to where he was sitting, and I had the most wonderful conversation and flight. What a sincerely warm man. RIP George Voinovich a true Cleveland mega hall of famer.
June 14, 2016
Janet and Family: God be with you and assuage you of the loss of the Servant of God George. Thank you for sharing him with the public and his Republican Family, his sacrifice of personal time for the greater good of all was substantial and many great accomplishments resulted.

Above all, George Victor Voinovich was guided by the Light of The Holy Spirit, and that showed through in everything that he did in word, deed, and thought. His faith places him with our Lord and Savior, and we pray that we will be reunited with him, but he set the example of God, Family, Nation for all to follow, and had a profound and positive impact on all he touched, and everyone whom he benefited.

Words cannot express what George meant to all of us as individuals and collectively, but you knew more than anyone of his inherent goodness.

God be with you this day and every day, may he preserve and protect you, and may the inspirational life of the newly departed Servant, George, grant hope, charity, and love to you each and every day.
June 14, 2016
A great man who dedicated his life to serving others.
June 13, 2016
Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. George Voinovich. When you lose a loved one sometimes we feel so helpless. But knowing that we can draw close to our loving creator really helps. Pour out your hearts to him in Prayer so that he can help you to cope with your loss. He feels your pain and he wants to be there for you .
June 13, 2016
I never met George, but by all indications, I missed a lot. Deepest Sympathy to the family.
June 13, 2016
Dear Janet and the Voinovich family,

More than fifty years ago, my father Chappie, introduced me to George Voinovich who was then running for Cuyahoga County commissioner as a man worth following for one interested in politics. That candidate took the time to have an extended chat with a youngster who was not yet old enough to vote.

I have never forgotten that occasion. His exemplary life and career was one which set a high standard and made us all proud to be Clevelanders.

May he at last find the peace he has truly earned.
We shall all miss him very much.

Jon
June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016
Dear Janet, Michael and Mary Ann: May the Peace of God sustain you, the spirit of God comfort you and the Love of God keep you during this season of Loss in your life.George,my twin sister Lee and I go all the way back to First Grade at Christ the King. We are grateful for our long and endearing friendship! Peace! Larry Dietz, Knoxville, Tn
June 13, 2016
Janet & Family:

I was so energized when George stepped in as Mayor of Cleveland during the financial problems of 1979. He always represented the citizens of Ohio in a positive manner. My heartfelt condolences go out to you during this difficult time. Will keep you in my thoughts & prayers in the time ahead.

The Lavelle & Voinovich families shared a very special relationship going back several generations. May he Rest in Peace!
June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016
Dear Janet, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. You and George made life better for a lot of families, thank you!
June 13, 2016
Dear Janet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. George meant so much to Sandy and me professionally and personally. 1973 he was instrumental as Cuyahoga county auditor in helping us start our company and we all became very good personal friends from that time on. You and George have meant so much to us for so long. He will be missed. God bless
June 13, 2016
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all, Voinovich Family at this sorrowful time. Heaven gained a truly wonderful and humble man. He was an inspiration to us all. It was such a pleasure to see him and talk with him and his wife. He always greeted us with a smile. Mr.Voinovich will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories. George Voinovich was Ohio's Heart. Truly he will be missed.

Elaine Petric and
Barbara Geissbuhler
June 13, 2016
It was a pleasure and an honor to meet Mr. Voinovich, when I was a teenaged life guard at a swimming pool in Cleveland. He worked for the City of Cleveland then and just stopped for a visit, in 1965. My Dad also worked for the City of Cleveland at the time, after he hurt his back as a meat cutter. Dad always thought highly of Mr. Voinovich and so did I...and that genuine smile of his lit up everywhere he went! I always knew he was a "What you see is what you get" man. I was very happy when he was Governor of our State of Ohio, and then into the Senate. What a great man in every way! I've always admired and loved him. What a treasure he was to our State of Ohio and to the USA. Now, he's God's treasure and truly our loss. May you rest in God's peace, Mr. Voinovich. May the angels comfort his wife, family and friends.
June 13, 2016
As a student of history and politics, I truly thought Sen.Voinovich was a good man. By the way I'm a moderate Democrat from NC. Doesn't matter, he was a great American.
June 13, 2016
We have lost a truly good man. A man of grace and kindness with a million dollar smile. A true gentleman - sending our prayers to the family. May your wonderful memories bring you solace.
June 13, 2016
RIP
June 13, 2016
It was an honor to be nominated to the US Merchant Marine Academy by Sen. Voinovich in 2003 as well as 2004. Due to that nomination, I have many opportunities and successes that I may otherise not have.
June 12, 2016
One of the good ones.
June 12, 2016
A gentleman, a leader, and one of the most valuable assets to Cleveland and Cuyahoga county in their history.
June 12, 2016
A class act, always proud that you were our governor. My heart broke for your family when Molly was killed, your family was so brave. May you and Molly rest in peace.
June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016
Dear Janet,
It was in June of 1968 that I met you after we
had our babies at Saint Lukes Hospital. . I have thought of you often, and wondered how your
life has unfolded. I will always remember how
gracious and loving you were to me. Please
accept my deepest sympathy in your time of loss. Sincerely, Judy Rice
June 12, 2016
In God's care, rest in peace.
June 12, 2016
It was an honor and a pleasure to have done your Make-Up when you served as the Governor of OHIO. Thank U for all of your words of wisdom. "Keep Smiling" in heaven Governor and Senator GEORGE VOINOVICH...*GOD BLESS*
June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016
A friend and classmate at The Moritz College of Law at Ohio State. A kind and gentle man who cared about all people. Rollie Romanoff
June 12, 2016
RIH, Thank you for your years of service.
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