Death Notices

Markiewicz, Michael

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

MICHAEL PAUL MARKIEWICZ, JR., aged 53 years, beloved father of Brandon and Ryan, treasured grandfather of Anthony, cherished son of Michael Paul, Sr. and Janet (nee Wollet), devoted brother of Cathy, loving fiance’ of Carly Allison and loving step-father to Emily, dear uncle to Ashley Ponce (Miguel), loving nephew, cousin and friend to many...more >


Kappus, Janet

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: January 15, 10:30 am

JANET M. KAPPUS (nee Maurer), age 77 of Bay Village, OH.  Loving mother of Sarah K. Peck (Edward) of Cleveland Hts., John M. Kappus of Lakewood, OH, David M. Kappus (Elin) of Novelty, OH...more >


Mlinac, Andrew

Service Location: Church of the Gesu, Marian Chapel
Service Date: December 21, 10:30 am

ANDREW MLINAC, beloved husband of Noree, loving father of Monica, Elizabeth, Peggy Penjuke (Steve), devoted grandfather of Dominic and Vincent Ferrante, Abigail and Steven Jr. Penjuke, dear brother of James Mlinac (Norma)....more >


Cozzens, Donald

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

REV. FR. DONALD B. COZZENS, Ph.D., age 82, passed away on December 9, 2021 to be with the Lord. Beloved son of the late Bernard and Florence Cozzens (nee Gaye), dearest brother of Thomas Cozzens (deceased) (Mary Ann), James Cozzens (deceased) (Patricia, deceased) and Maryellen Dombek (Daniel)...more >


DePaul, Richard

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: December 16, 11:30 am

DR. RICHARD J. DEPAUL SR., DDS, age 86, passed away with his family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Mafalda DePaul (nee Geraci); devoted father of Dr. Diane DePaul Koski (Dr. David), Allison DePaul Kicher (Paul), Dr. Richard J. DePaul Jr. (Margie) and Melissa Viga (David)...more >


Preston, James

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

James Preston, age 79, of Lyndhurst. Beloved husband of the late Marie Preston (nee Sanfilippo); dearest father of the late Arista Preston; fond brother of Mary Ann Smith (Nick, deceased)...more >


Chylik, Joseph

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: December 4, 12:30 pm

JOSEPH R. CHYLIK , age 86, passed away November 29, 2021. Beloved husband of 58 years to the late Patricia; loving father of Joe (Leanne), Carla Cameron (Dan), and Brian (Cynthia)...more >


Robertson, Mary Virginia

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: December 4, 10:30 am

MARY VIRGINIA ROBERTSON (nee Maver), aged 66 years, beloved mother of Kathryn Mervine (husband Scott) and Joseph...more >


Markee, Kathleen

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

KATHLEEN MARKEE (nee Hayes), age 83, passed away on November 19, 2021 at home with her family. Beloved mother of Patrick Markee (Lizzy Ratner), Bob Markee and the late Michael Markee...more >


Korecko, Paul

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: October 28, 10:00 am

Paul T. Korecko, age 99, devout husband for 67 years of Stella (deceased), loving father of Larry (Sharon), Charlene Flynn (deceased) (Martin), and Judy Regan (Michael)...more >


Kascak, Andrew

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

ANDREW JAMES KASCSAK, aged 57 years, beloved husband of Deborah (nee Goodluck), dear father of Dominic James and Caitlyn Jessica Kascsak, loving son of the late James Joseph and Juliana Mary (nee Hromco)...more >


LaGanke, Gordon

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

GORDON L. LAGANKE, JR., “Brud”, age 89. Died peacefully August 29. Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Margaret C. (nee McKay); loving father of Robert G. LaGanke of AZ, Maureen A. Konya (Frank), and James F. LaGanke of NJ...more >


Buckon, Rita

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

RITA ANN BUCKON (nee McGuigan), age 93, passed away August 27, 2021. Beloved wife of the late John D. Buckon; dear mother of Most Rev. Neal J. Buckon, Leo J. (Dottie), Nancy J. Majewski (Ken), Paul A. (Mary Ann) of Albuquerque, Jane M. Maroun, Marie A. Sovacool (Jim) and the late Elizabeth M. O’Brien...more >


Knight, Jon

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

DR. JON A. KNIGHT, age 80, died peacefully, with his family at his side, after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Castrigano) of 56 years; dear father of Mark (Stacy), Matthew (Darci), and Heather Ahearn (Patrick)...more >


DiSanto, Daniela

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: August 21, 11:00 am

DANIELA J. DiSANTO, age 19. Beloved daughter of Robert K. (Maureen) and Nicole M. (nee Molnar) (Victor); dear sister of Kennedy; cherished granddaughter of the late Dennis and Gloria DiSanto and Carol and the late Bruce Molnar; loving stepsister, cousin, niece and friend to all who have known her...more >


Fantelli, Rose Marie

Service Location: Church of the Gesu
Service Date: August 14, 10:30 am

ROSE MARIE FANTELLI (nee Schuplinski), age 76. Beloved wife of 55 years to Paul Fantelli; loving mother of Lori Speck, Lisa Fantelli (Mark Frederick) and Leslie Beck (Bill)...more >


Patton, Marguerite (Meg)

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

MARGUERITE U. “MEG” PATTON, age 69. Beloved wife of 14 years to Vernon Sackman, M.D.; dearest mother of Matthew Patton (wife Elizabeth), Ned Sackman (wife Caitlin) and Charles Sackman (wife Andrea)...more >


McDonough, Gerald (Gerry)

Service Location: Church of the Gesu, Marian Chapel
Service Date: August 6, 10:00 am

GERALD C. McDONOUGH, born June 10, 1928, in Cleveland, Ohio; died March 28, 2021, in Naples, Florida. Lovingly devoted to his family, Jerry was also a dedicated business professional, enthusiastic traveler, and avid golfer. He contributed to the betterment of greater Cleveland as a place to live and work. Predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Helen (nee Burgess)...more >


Kuhar, Sarah

Service Location: Church of the Gesu, Marian Chapel
Service Date: August 7, 10:30 am

On August 2nd, Sarah Elizabeth Kuhar, age 49, loving wife of Frank Kuhar and adoring mother of Adalyn, passed away at home after a courageous 3-year battle with cancer. Sarah was born on October 6, 1971 in Rochester, New York to Herbert and Kathleen (Griffin) Swingle...more >


Lansdowne, William

Service Location: Church of the Gesu, Marian Chapel
Service Date: August 6, 1:30 pm

WILLIAM C. LANSDOWNE, age 81. Beloved son of the late Charles W. and Eileen Lansdowne (nee Cerwin); dearest brother of Johanna Langham (John), Dennis Lansdowne (Kim), Patrick Lansdowne and the late Cathy Smith, John and James Lansdowne; loving uncle of many nieces and nephews...more >


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 >