Death Notices

Pope, Corrine

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: July 26, 10:00 am 

Corinne Pope (née Conway) Age 97, Beloved wife for 59 years of the late John W Pope, JD;
Loving mother of William C Pope (wife Jane Pope); Mary Pope (Deceased); Ann C Pope (husband Bruce Friedlander); John F Pope (wife Sharon Pope)...more >


Manuszak, Michael

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

Michael J. Manuszak passed away peacefully at home in Juno Beach, FL on March 29, 2021. He courageously and joyfully lived life, even after being diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Wonderful son to the late Raymond and Florence, Michael left a legacy of love that lives on in his wife, Ceci (nee Telang), and four children, Matthew, Christopher, Julie, and Sarah, whom he adored...more >


Tookey, Hailey

Service Location: Church of the Gesu, Marian Chapel
Service Date: July 9, 10:30 am 

HAILEY BROOKS TOOKEY, age 19, of University Heights, passed away suddenly July 3, 2021 in a motorcycle accident. Hailey is survived by her beloved mother, Kathleen Karlik-Tookey; dear brother, Blaze Tookey; loving grandparents, Marilyn and Frank Karlik; and many cherished relatives both here and in England...more >


Trenkamp, Margaret

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

MARGARET TRENKAMP (or “Meggo'' as she was known to family and friends), beloved little sister of Betty Bade (Paul F.), Sr. Charlotte, O.S.U., Mary Cunningham (Bruce E.) and Henry III (deceased), died on July 6, 2021...more >


Elliott, Margaret

Service Location: Church of the Gesu, Marian Chapel
Service Date: July 7, 11:00 am 

MARGARET J. ELLIOTT (nee Jackson), age 90. Beloved wife of the late Richard L. Elliott, Sr.; dearest mother of Linda, Patricia Rucinski (Richard, deceased), Christine, Richard L. Jr. (Alice), Maggie Eberhard (Richard), Michael (Marsha), Gerard, Mary Nunnally (Michael), Rosemary Mullin (Kevin), Peter (Sharon), Judy Hertrick (Steve) and the late Connie Behm and Anne Regina Waugaman...more >


Gentile, Doreen

Service Location: Church of the Gesu, Marian Chapel
Service Date: July 30, 12:00 pm 

Doreen P. Gentile (nee Neale), 93, of Pepper Pike, Ohio, beloved wife of John (deceased), loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at home in the arms of her family on June 26, 2021...more >


Gentile, Doreen

Service Location: Church of the Gesu, Marian Chapel
Service Date: July 30, 12:00 pm 

Doreen P. Gentile (nee Neale), 93, of Pepper Pike, Ohio, beloved wife of John (deceased), loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at home in the arms of her family on June 26, 2021...more >


Witucki, Ralph

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: June 29, 10:30 am 

RALPH E. WITUCKI, age 94. Beloved husband of 61 years to the late Lois Witucki (nee Robinson); dearest father of Maureen Witucki and Mark J. Witucki (Tymotha)...more >


Reale, William (Bill)

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: June 25, 10:30 am 

WILLIAM A. “BILL” REALE, age 88. Beloved husband of 56 years to Erika Reale (nee Mueller); dearest father of Alicia Cooney (Christopher) and Andrew Reale (Laura Kudia)...more >


Moore, Mary

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

Mary Theresa (Mikan) Moore 75 of Cleveland passed away May 31, 2021. She was born September 6, 1945 in Latrobe Pennsylvania. Fresh out of nursing school she married her high school sweetheart Allen Moore and moved to Cleveland to live in a big city...more >


Moore, Allen

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

Allen Robert Moore 75 of Cleveland Ohio passed away January 15, 2021. He was born on June 15, 1945 in Ligioneer Pennsylvania. On November 4th 1967 he married Mary Mikan in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania...more >


Girardot, Reilly 

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

REILLY GIRARDOT, born June 19, 1998, age 22, of Shaker Heights passed away May 27, 2021. She was a proud graduate of Gesu School, Beaumont School and John Carroll University. She was pursuing a dream of becoming a physical therapist when cancer disrupted her plans. Reilly was an amazing daughter to Rob and Julie Girardot; wonderful sister to Jake Girardot...more >


Trzcinski, Joseph

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: June 1, 10:30 am 

JOSEPH MICHAEL TRZCINSKI, passed away May 23, 2021, aged 92 years, beloved husband for 70 years to the late Pauline Mary (nee Jergens), devoted father of John, Michael (Luanne), Mark (Ann), Matthew (Sheryl), Julie and Joanne (Robert Drake – deceased)...more >


Kellner, Edward

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

Edward W. Kellner age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 23, 2021. Beloved husband of Mary Rose (nee Zingales) for 49 years. Devoted father of Kara (Steve) Moylan, and Marc (Amy)...more >


Conway, Michael

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: May 29, 10:30 am 

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....more >


Hackman, Brett

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: May 18, 10:30 am 

BRETT D. HACKMAN age 21, passed away May 7, 2021. Loving father of Asher Morgan; loving fiancé of Ananda Watson; beloved son of Beth Hackman and Bill Hackman (Sara); dear brother of Taylor Hackman; dear step-brother of Corin Summers...more >


Patterson, Barbara

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: May 8, 10:30 am 

BARBARA MARGARET PATTERSON, age 87, returned to her Maker on May 2, 2021. Beloved daughter of the late Charles J. and Mary Byrider Patterson; dearest sister of Joan Harding Bassett (husband Walter, deceased) of Cincinnati, Judy Nieser, John Patterson (wife Joan Mary) and the late Chuck Patterson (wife Barbara) and Mary Ann Hackman (husband Gerry)...more >


Callaghan, J. Brendan

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: May 7, 10:30 am 

April 30, 1987 – March 9, 2021 Brendan Callaghan of Cleveland, Ohio, was a friend to all - fiercely loyal to his family and to his many close friends and admirers. He was the cherished only child of Lauren Hattenbach and Thomas O'Neil Callaghan...more >


Christy, Thomas

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: May 6, 11:00 am 

THOMAS P. CHRISTY, JR., age 68. Beloved husband of 43 years to Maureen Christy (nee Hawkins); dearest father of Maureen Yates (Kevin), Kathleen Miller (Eric) and Thomas P. Christy III (Kerry)...more >


Cinti, Edde

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

EDDE CINTI, M.D., passed away on April 27th in the comfort of his home in Shaker Heights at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Judith; loving father of Renzo (Jennifer), Sandro (Billie), Nadia, and Nora...more >


DiSanto, Jean

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

JEAN P. DiSANTO (nee Ippolito), age 85. Beloved wife of the late Anthony DiSanto; dearest mother of Karen Johnson, Fred DiSanto (Brittan), Diane O'Connor (David), Kathy Spellacy (John), Noreen Woidke (Eric) and the late Lynn and Lee DiSanto...more >


Buck, Torry

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

TORRY A. BUCK, age 71. Beloved husband of 46 years to Claire Buck (nee Caputa); dearest father of Anthony Buck (Jennifer); cherished son of the late Tony and Mary Buck...more >


Tamerlano, Mary

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: April 30, 11:00 am 

MARY TAMERLANO (nee Del Greco), age 96. Beloved Wife for 66 years of John (deceased), Loving Mother of Donna Weiskopf (husband Geoffrey) and John Tamerlano (wife Tonne)...more >


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 >