Death Notices

Westropp, Thomas C. Jr.

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: April 24, 10:30 am 

For a good chunk of his adult life, Pockets, aka Thomas C. Westropp, Jr., was on the prowl for a piano. Though he had no interest in the finer things (and owned a suitable upright), there wasn’t much that made him happier than scouting the inside of a college-campus music department for an empty recital room that also graced a Steinway concert grand. There he would sit, practice, improvise, and just be, jazz....more >


McGinness, Mary Anne

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: April 12, 10:30 am 

McGINNESS, Mary Anne (Rohr) passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2021, Good Friday. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Neil McGinness and survived by her three loving children Neil, Margot, and Henry (Mac); two daughters-in-law Ellen Burns McGinness, Macy Allatt McGinness and her eight beloved grandchildren— who were the light of her life: Henry IV, Marina, Charlotte, Rory, Lachlan, Neil II, George, Finley...more >


Cech, Joseph

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: April 10, 11:00 am 

It's with both sadness and peace that we said goodbye to Joseph A. Cech II on Sunday, March 28th. Joe passed away comfortably at his home in Florida, surrounded by love, after a battle with advanced prostate cancer. He was 79. Joe loved to surround himself with good people, and good people loved to surround him. Whether it was among the many joyous (albeit frustrating) hours on Canterbury's golf course or during his 41 year career at Third Federal Savings, he was a friend to all. He...more >


Joyce, Helen

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: March 31, 10:00 am 

HELEN R JOYCE, (nee Dempsey), age 92. Beloved wife of the late John "Jack" E. Joyce; dearest mother of John E. Jr., Timothy M. (wife Janet), Monica Joyce, Terence J. (wife Janice) and Martin D. Joyce (wife Jill, deceased)...more >


Lewis, Robert

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: March 29, 10:00 am 

ROBERT C. “Bob” LEWIS Jr., 76, resident of Pepper Pike, OH, passed away on March 24, 2021. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Cuccillato); loving father of Tiffany Ottaway (husband Matt) and Tristan Lewis (wife Caroline)...more >


Presutto, Stephanie

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: March 20, 12:30 pm 

Stephanie Francine Presutto passed away surrounded by her loved ones on March 12th, 2021 at age 37. Stephanie was born in St. Joseph, Michigan and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Stephanie was a driven and accomplished woman...more >


Batt, Elizabeth

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: March 10, 1:30 pm 

ELIZABETH “BETTY” BATT (nee Hiemenz) passed away peacefully on March 4, 2021 at the age of 97. Betty was for 65 wonderful years the beloved and forever loving wife of Theodore “Ted” who passed away in 2013. She was also the proud and devoted mother of three sons, Ted (Jackie), Jack (Mara) and Bill Batt...more >


Zeller, Patrick

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: March 3, 11:00 am 

PATRICK JOSEPH ZELLER, age 76, beloved brother of Mary V Zeller, Donald F Zeller (Susan, deceased), Kathleen Z O’Connor (John), Margaret A Zeller and the late Jack (Patricia), James (Kathleen) and Kevin Zeller, the former husband of Mary Jo and loving father of Elizabeth, Michael, Laura, and Steven Zeller; and the loving uncle of many nieces and nephews....more >


Wilson, Charles

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: February 27, 10:30 am 

Charles J. Wilson, Devoted Son to Esther Mae Junke and William H. Wilson, Loving Husband to Mary Ann Wilson (Nee Kozma) of 61 years, Devoted Father to Suzanne M. Wilson (Tony Al-Beshrawi) and Carolyn E. Wilson (Bart P. Terburg)...more >


Weizer, Kathleen Ann 

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: May 24, 10:30 am 

KATHLEEN ANN WEIZER (nee McSoley), age 86, born 08/16/1934, passed away 02/14/2021. Loving wife of Victor G. Weizer Jr., deceased, of 59 years and daughter of Raymond and Kathleen McSoley. Survived by her brother Raymond McSoley of Boston. Loving mother of Kathy Osborne and husband Larry, Susan Clair and husband Jim, Victor Weizer III and wife Paula...more >


Chylik, Patricia

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: February 18, 11:00 am 

PATRICIA A. CHYLIK (nee Serwatka), age 83, passed away February 14, 2021. Beloved wife of 58 years to Joe. Loving mother of Joe (Leanne), Carla Cameron (Dan) and Brian (Cynthia)...more >


Bowan, Walter

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: February 6, 12:30 am
 

WALTER L. BOWEN, age 89. Beloved husband of 66 years to Alice (nee Field); dearest father of James Bowen (Vicki) of Florida, Mary McNeill (Tom) and John Bowen (Kathy) of Virginia...more >


Lux, Anthony

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: February 6, 10:30 am
 

Anthony M. Lux, age 91, of Park Ridge, passed away Jan. 2, 2011. Loving husband of the late Anna, nee Felson, for 49 years; dear father of Tony (Allyson) and Marsha (Stephen) Panfil...more >


Schmitt, Jean

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: February 2, 10:30 am
 

JEAN K. SCHMITT (nee Nash), age 100. Beloved wife of the late John F. Schmitt; dearest mother of Susan Burns (husband Edward), Ann Flynn (husband James), Marilyn Judd (husband Paul), Jean Scott (husband Timothy), John J. Schmitt, Rosemary Giancola (husband Anthony) and James Schmitt (wife Dawn)...more >


DeGaetano, Salvatore

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: February 1, 11:00 am
 

Sam DeGaetano, age 93, of South Euclid, passed away peacefully January 25, 2021. Sam was born in Cleveland on May 12,1927 to the late Joseph and Marion (Azzarello) DeGaetano. He was a longtime Cleveland resident and well known for his business The Joe DeGaetano Company...more >


Swick, Arlene

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: January 14, 11:00 am
 

ARLENE M. SWICK, age 89 of Shaker Heights, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 6, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Edward H. (Swick). Loving mother of Alan R. Swick (Diella) and Karen A. Ostanek (Steven). Grandchildren, Kristyn and Lauren. A private family Mass of...more >


Polk, Joy

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: January 9, 11:00 am
 

JOYCE “JOY” MORRISON POLK passed away January 1, 2021. She was the wife of the late John E. Polk; daughter of the late John R. and the late Marian Johnston Morrison; step-daughter of the late Frances Morrison Beaumont; sister of the late Early (Thomas) Clark and the late James A. (Pennie); mother of four: Jennifer (Gary, deceased) Grano, John R. “Jack” (Meg) Polk, Julianne (Dennis, deceased) Paskay and James A. (deceased) (Jodie) Polk...more >


McMahon, Dorothy

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: January 4, 11:00 am
 

DOROTHY A. McMAHON (nee Fisher), age 96. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late John E. “Jack” McMahon. Dearest mother of Patricia Cates (Dudley, deceased), Joyce O’Hare (James), Jerome McMahon D.D.S. (Kate), and Molly Yohann M.D. (David)...more >


Bracale, Irene

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: January 16, 11:00 am
 

IRENE MARY BRACALE (nee Allazetta) age 94, beloved wife for 62 years of the late Robert; loving mother of Robert (wife Jolene), William, Scott (wife Lori), Christopher, Annmary; dear mother-in-law to Lisa...more >


Freer, Margaret

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: December 26, 11:00 am
 

MARGARET ANN FREER (née O’Neil), passed away peacefully at age 89. Adored wife of the late Harry M. Freer; dearest mother of Harry M. III (Nancy Dowling), Mark G. and Neil O. (Kathie)...more >


Duda, John

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: December 28, 10:30 am
 

JOHN E. DUDA, age 82. Beloved husband of 51 years to Angela Duda (nee Mazzone); dearest father of Kimberly Rood (Doug), Andrea Andrews (Michael) and Danielle Richey (Jonathan)...more >


Penano Primo, Columbia "Ombing"

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: December 23, 11:00 am
 

COLUMBIA PENANO PRIMO, Nickname "Ombing," born March 31, 1943 in San Jose, Camarines Sur (Bicol) Philippines was one of 8 children, Columbia was the daughter of Salvador Primo and Marcelina Penano. She was a long-time family Nanny to the Valena family and eventually retired as a Housekeeper from Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio Convention Center. Ombing is survived by 3 other siblings all residing in the Philippines: Brother, Bernardo Primo, Sister, Salvadora Primo and Sister, Beatriz Penacilla. Her deceased siblings include, brothers, Jose Primo and Manuel Primo and sister, Flora Puerta. She has a large surviving troop of loving nieces and nephews most all residing in the Philippines...more >


Westropp, Mary Ann

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: December 22, 10:00 am
 

MARY ANN WESTROPP (nee Braun), departed her earthly life on December 15,2020 at the age of 95. She was born August 26, 1925 in Cleveland to Jordan and Mary Braun and grew up with four brothers (William, James, Jordan and Michael), all of whom predeceased her. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy and Notre Dame College, later earning a master’s degree in Library Science from John Carroll University. In 1950 she married Thomas Champion Westropp with whom she had 10 children, all of whom survive her: Thomas, Jr. of Avon OH; Mary of Jamaica Plain, MA; JoAnn (Lee) Howley of Vermilion OH; Clare (John) Evancie of Weybridge, VT; Jordan (Liz) Westropp of South Euclid OH; Lilly Tuholske of Potomac, MT; John of Glenwood Springs CO; Peter of Vermilion OH; Ellen (Greg) Quinn of Pittsburgh PA; Patrick (Jessica) of Bay Village OH...more >


Comella, Ignatius

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: December 15, 2:00 pm
 

IGNATIUS ANTHONY COMELLA, age 94, passed away December 10, 2020. Beloved husband of over 50 years to Kathleen Comella (nee Koenig); dearest father of Leslie Boland (Bryan), Karen Jenson (Mark), Christopher Comella (Debbie) and the late Timothy Comella...more >


Schendel, Nancy

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: December 11, 11:00 am
 

NANCY SCHENDEL (nee Linney), age 75. Beloved wife of 51 years to Paul Schendel; dearest mother of Jennifer Schendel (Michelle) and Kimberly Bragg (Mark)...more >


Burns, Stephen

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: December 5, 11:00 am
 

STEPHEN JOSEPH BURNS passed peacefully in his home on November 25, 2020 at the age of 91. Steve was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and even though he spent more than half of his life in Cleveland, he always considered himself a New Yorker. He graduated from Brooklyn Preparatory High School in 1947 and then attained his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in 1951...more >


Magocsy, Mary

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: November 6, 10:00 am
 

MARY A. MAGOCSY, RN, BSN, MBA, aged 62 years, beloved daughter of the late Albert Sr. and Esther (nee Schmidt), loving sister of Susan and the late Albert Jr., Karen and Jimmy...more >


Sindelar, Nancy

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: November 4, 10:00 am
 

MILDRED ANN "NANCY" SINDELAR, age 89, (nee Reifke). Beloved wife of Dr. Paul J. Sindelar (deceased). Nancy is remembered as a devoted mother and mother-in-law to Ann Sindelar (Steve Kohn), Eileen Ivan (Tom), Mark Sindelar (Ellen), Mary Papathanassiou (John), Ellen Moulier (Philippe), John Sindelar (Shawn), Molly Markey (Randy), and James Sindelar (Tiffany Hall Nicol)...more >


Spiccia, Jake

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: November 2, 11:00 am
 

JAKE J. SPICCIA, age 30. Beloved son of David and Christine (nee Swartz); dear brother of Jennifer Manfred (Erik) and Nicole Spiccia...more >


Sindelar, Nancy

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: November 4, 10:00 am
 

In loving memory of Mildred (Nancy) Ann Sindelar, née Reifke. Pre-deceased by her husband Dr Paul J Sindelar, she is remembered as a devoted mother and mother-in-law to Ann Sindelar (Steve Kohn), Eileen Ivan (Tom), Mark Sindelar (Ellen), Mary Papathanassiou (John), Ellen Moulier (Philippe), John Sindelar (Shawn), Molly Markey (Randy), and James Sindelar (Tiffany Hall Nicol)...more >


Rev. Gerald J. Sabo, SJ

Service Date/Location: October 29, 10:30 am at Church of the Gesu
Visitation: October 29 at 9:30 am at Church of the Gesu

We are saddened to inform you that Father Gerald Sabo, S.J., beloved member of the Jesuit community and Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature passed away suddenly on Saturday evening. He was 75. Father Sabo spent forty years teaching Slovak, Russian, and Eastern European Literature at JCU. A native of Connecticut, he joined the New England Province of the Society of Jesus in 1969 and was ordained a priest in 1980. He celebrated his 50th anniversary as a Jesuit last year...more >


Dooner, Vincenta

Service Location: Church of the Gesu, Marian Chapel
Service Date: October 24, 10:30 am
 

VINCENTA DOONER, age 76. Beloved wife of Robert (Bob), Mother of Genevieve Kenealy (Timothy), Grandmother of Joseph, Leo & Anna.


Skerl, Eugene

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: October 16, 11:00 am
 

EUGENE F. SKERL, age 91. Beloved husband of 67 years to Betty Skerl (nee Hlubik); dearest father of Michael D.D.S. (Kathleen), James (deceased) (Kym), Nancy Mueller (Kenneth), Lynn Moriarty (Patrick), Laura Koeblitz (William) and Thomas Skerl...more >


Comiskey, Frances

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: October 13, 10:00 am
 

FRANCES E. COMISKEY (nee Ryan), age 81, beloved wife of the late William, loving mother of Kevin (wife Karen), Terrence (wife Michelle), Ellen Leamon (husband Michael), Patrick (wife Anastasia), Megan Bayhurst (husband Jay)...more >


Lanigan, Sally

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: October 17, 10:00 am
 

SALLY LANIGAN, age 91, beloved sister of the following deceased: Mary Jo Hallisy (Bob), Nancy and Beth Reese (Mike)...more >


Scherson, Arturo

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: October 10, 10:30 am
 

ARTURO DAVID SCHERSON age 52, beloved husband for 24 years of Megan (nee Hubman); loving father of Andrew, Nicholas and Jack; cherished son of Herman and Clara (nee Rovinsky)...more >


Allanson, Charles II

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: October 2, 10:30 am
 

CHARLES S. ALLANSON II, age 94. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Ann Allanson (nee Goebel); dearest father of Chuck III, Patti Nash (husband Russ) of Orlando, Kathi DiPaolo (husband Tony), Barbara Fitzpatrick (husband Dan) of Chicago and Joe (wife Jen)...more >


Tookey, Ian

Service Location: SCHULTE & MAHON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME
Service Date: September 29, 1:00 pm
 

IAN TOOKEY, age 61, passed away on September 20, 2020, after a long battle with leukemia and pneumonia. He was lovingly cared for by his beloved wife, Kathleen Karlik-Tookey; loving daughter, Hailey; and son, Blaze...more >


Steigerwald, Barbara

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: September 26, 12:30 pm
 

BARBARA STEIGERWALD (NEE kOSIOREK), Age 87. Beloved wife of 65 years to the late Edward Steigerwald, PhD. Loving mother of Susan Ruflin (Paul), Ann Smith (Rick, both deceased), Edward J (Christine), Paul (Cheryl), Mary O'Donnell (Terry) and Joan Murphy...more >


O'Hearn, Matthew IV

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: September 25, 11:00 am
 

MATTHEW CHARLES O’HEARN IV, age 29. Beloved son of Matthew Charles III and Karen O’Hearn (nee Young); dear brother of Aileen C. and Haylee Y. (of Colorado Springs); loving nephew, cousin and friend of many...more >


Friedlander, Kelly

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: September 18, 11:00 am
 

KELLY O. FRIEDLANDER (nee O’Donnell), age 42. Beloved wife of Joseph; dear mother of Isabella, Taylor and Tyson; cherished daughter of James K. and Susan O'Donnell (nee Hannaford); loving sister of Kevin O'Donnell...more >


Heltzel, Robert Jr.

Service Location: Tudor House Garden - Gilmour Academy
Service Date: Saturday, August 22, 2:30 pm
 

ROBERT E. HELTZEL, JR., age 73. Beloved husband of Heidi (nee Browning); dear father of Jenny Farrior (Julian) of Boulder, CO, Katie Ricotti (fiancé Rocco DiPucccio), Maggie Schumacher (Brett), Robin Heltzel of Pittsburgh and Erin Moore (Tim)...more >


Sullens, Robert

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: August 27, 10:30 am
 

ROBERT A. SULLENS, age 71. Beloved son of the late Robert T. and Margaret M. Sullens (nee Shepard); dear brother of Thomas Sullens, Helen Keegan and other family members in Ireland...more >


Smedley, Margaret

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: August 8, 1:00 pm
 

DR. MARGARET A. SMEDLEY, age 82. Beloved daughter of the late William P. and Regis Smedley; dearest sister of Mary Regis Lavin (James, deceased), Dr. William P. Smedley (deceased) (Kay) and Dr. Robert R. Smedley (deceased) (Marian); loving aunt and great-aunt of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews...more >


Carey, Elsie

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: August 3, 11:00 am
 

Elsie passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Monday, July 27 at the age of 92. She was born Elsie Yazurlo on January 27, 1928 in Harrisburg, PA, the daughter of Michael Yazurlo and Julia Ramundi...more >


Kidd, Marilyn

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: August 8, 11:00 am
 

MARILYN S. KIDD (nee Smayda), aged 77 years, beloved wife for 45+ years to Thomas J., dearest mother of Matthew J. (wife Amanda) and the late Becky...more >


Hils, Eleanor

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: July 11, 10:30 am
 

ELEANOR S. HILS (nee Slivinskas/Slivers), age 82, beloved wife of the late David; loving mother of Daniel (Paula) and Matthew (Shelly)...more >


Kunz, Thomas

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: July 10, 2:00 am
 

Thomas P. Kunz, age 77, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020. Beloved husband of 54 years to Janet L. (nee Smolinski). Loving father of Dean P. (deceased), Rosemary Button (John), Jacqueline Olivo (Carmen), Lindsay Kunz (Scott) and Anastasia Boss (David)...more >


Supler, Michael

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: July 10, 11:00 am

MICHAEL McGRAW SUPLER, age 77. Beloved husband of 51 years to Mary (nee Ferrara); dear father of Pasqualeen Kessinger (Michael), Melissa, Michael (Sandy), Scott, Matthew (Kristina), Sean (Kelly) and Ryan (Nathalie)...more >


Conway, Michael

MICHAEL THOMAS CONWAY left us on May 26. He was the tenth child of Timothy J. And Margaret N. Conway and was lovingly referred to as one of the final four by his older siblings. Tommy was the brother with special gifts. The others may have excelled at sports but he excelled in the field of arts. After attending Gesu School...more >


Scaravilli, Scout & Chasey 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on the Great Lawn at Hawken School (Upper Campus), 12465 County Line Road, Chesterland, OH 44026
Saturday, June 20, 5:30 pm

When Scout and Chasey walked into a room, they filled it with life and light. Heidi describes her daughters as being as close as any sisters could be. Their personalities may have been different—Scout the selfless, nurturing “second mother” and Chasey the quick-witted “firecracker”—but they loved each other with their whole hearts...more >


Giancola, Nicholas

On June 8, 2020 the world lost a funny, sweet, kind soul – our Nicholas Giancola, age 21. Although your physical body is no longer with us, you have left a lasting impact on those you touched with your smile, friendly nature and loyalty to those you loved...more >


Trzcinsk, Pauline

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: June 23, 11:00 am

PAULINE MARY TRZCINSK, (nee Jergens), passed away June 17, 2020, aged 93 years, beloved wife for 70 years to Joseph M., devoted mother of John, Michael (Luanne), Mark (Ann), Matthew (Sheryl), Julie and Joanne (Robert Drake)...more >


Jaros, Sheila

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: June 5, 10:30 am

SHEILA JAROS, age 70. Beloved daughter of the late Stanley F. and Margaret Jaros (nee Carey); loving sister of Roz Doyle (Daniel) of Belleair, FL and Stanley T. Jaros (Susan) of Shaker Hts., OH...more >


Edwards, Walter

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: June 4, 11:00 am

WALTER HUGH EDWARDS, age 92. Beloved husband of Bridget Edwards (nee Hyland); loving father of Laura Kramer, Pamela, Dianna, James (April), Michael (Michelle), Mary Ellen, Christine Hightower (Steve), and Walter (Molly) and the late Clayton (Carol), and Karen Mireles...more >


Dacanay, Romeo

Service Location: Church of the Gesu, Marian Chapel
Service Date: May 26, 11:00 am

ROMEO A. DACANAY, aged 81 years, born on May 15, 1939 in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, and entered into eternal life on May 17, 2020 in South Euclid, Ohio. Romeo is the beloved husband of Zerelda (nee Chavez), dear father of Steven Lee and Gary John Dacanay...more >