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Mary Kowalski

Sep 04, 1931 - Dec 07, 2023

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Cleveland, OH

Mary Jane (nee: Baraga) Kowalski, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the Slovene Home For The Aged in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 92. She was a devoted, loved and cherished daughter, wife, mother and great-grandmother, affectionately known as Gi Gi Ma by Nate. Mary Jane was born on September 4, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended East Madison Primary School and graduated from John Hay High School. In her early years, she worked at the former Cleveland Press Newspaper. Throughout her ...Read More

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Patricia Folds

Jun 18, 1963 - Feb 23, 2024

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Cleveland, OH

Patricia Folds passed away on Feb 23, 2024. Her loved ones are composing her obituary, which you will be able to read here.

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Vicy Belle Alexander

Sep 08, 1932 - Feb 20, 2024

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Cleveland, OH

Vicy Belle Alexander was born on September 8, 1932 in Tuskegee, Alabama to parents Queen Ester and Jimmy Lee Alexander. Vicy was predeceased by three siblings, Callie Sanders, Jerry Alexander, and Wilbur Alexander. She professed her love for Christ at an early age and joined Spring Hill Baptist Church in Tuskegee, Alabama. After graduating from Tuskegee High School in Macon County, Alabama in May 1952, she relocated to Cleveland to join her older siblings Jerry and Callie. She would go on to work at the Rosemary Center for Disabled Children and Mt. Sinai Hospital as a dietary aid until she retired. Shortly after her relocation, Vicy was baptized and became a member of Second Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend George H. Caslin. Vicy would go on to serve as the church’s secretary and on the No. 2 Usher Board. Vicy was known for talking with any and everyone, and making sure the people around her were comfortable and fed. She loved family and loved decorating, so naturally she adored decorating for her family, especially around the holidays. Some of her hobbies were sewing, knitting, reading books, playing the lottery, completing crossword puzzles, collecting souvenirs (often way too many!), and watching Wheel of Fortune. Vicy was called to rest at the youthful age of 91 years old on Tuesday morning, February 20, 2024. Vicy leaves behind a plethora of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, one daughter—Joyce—and three grandchildren—Arianna, Adonis, and Janiyah—as well as a host of friends to memorialize her. While she may be gone, Vicy will never be forgotten. Her spirit will live forever in our hearts. To to the family or in memory of Vicy B. Alexander, please

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Carl Joseph Bauer

Dec 27, 1969 - Feb 22, 2024

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Cleveland, OH

Carl “Fun” Joseph Bauer, 54, passed away the morning of February 22, 2024 at the Cleveland Clinic surrounded by love, family, and friends. He bravely battled Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) and heart-related challenges throughout his life. Carl “Scott” to his family was born to Andrea and Carl Bauer on December 27, 1969. He was a happy child, who loved making everyone laugh. In 1997, he married Beth Farrell, and they had a wonderful daughter, Evelyn “Evie” Bauer, now a junior at Oberlin College. Carl deeply loved and cared for his family (including many rescue dogs) and was an exemplary father. Although Carl and Beth divorced, they remained friends and shared great joy over the many achievements of their beloved daughter. In 1999, Carl completed his Bachelor of Education while working for Kent State University food service. He taught at Katherine Thomas Elementary School in Windham, Hope Academy in Cleveland, and Edge Academy in Akron. He is remembered as a fun and compassionate teacher with a great love for all his students. After retiring from teaching, Carl devoted himself to making a positive impact on his community through healthy food by founding GRAZERS Restaurant in Kent with Stacey Lasher. Carl’s employees remember him as a kind boss who always made them laugh with his "dad jokes." Carl had many passions and hobbies including comedy, cooking, music, and drawing. His great joy in living left a lasting impact on everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Evie (Emerson); mother Andrea; sister Stephanie Wright; nephew DJ Wright (Allie); partner Stacey; Stacey’s son Xander Moran; his former wife Beth and her family, as well as his “Potluck” and GRAZERS friends. As per Carl’s wishes, there will be no funeral or formal memorial services. Donations in Carl’s memory can be made to Evelyn Mae Bauer, ? Chase Bank, 9163 OH-43, Streetsboro, OH 44241 or any Chase Bank Branch to help with Evie’s Oberlin College expenses would be appreciated. In light of Carl’s passing, the Kent Community is organizing a fundraiser for the GRAZERS family on March 2, 2024. Please see https://www.grazerskent.com for more details. Services in the care of Bissler and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 628 W. Main St. Kent, OH 44240. To to the family, please

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Flora Mae Curtis

Apr 22, 1938 - Feb 23, 2024

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Cleveland, OH

Flora Mae Curtis, 85, departed this life on Friday, February 23, 2024. Visitation will be held Friday March 01, 2024 Viewing will be from 12:00pm til 05:00pm at Thomas G. Smith Funeral Home, Wake will be Saturday March 02, 2024 at 12:30am Service 1:00pm at Thomas G. Smith Funeral Home 14601 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44110. Interment will be Private.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Flora Mae Curtis, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Shelley C Taylor

Died : Feb 16, 2024

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Cleveland, OH

Shelley C Taylor, 74, departed this life on Friday, February 16, 2024. Memorial Service will be held Thursday February 29, 2024, Wake will be 12:30pm Service 1:00pm at Thomas G. Smith Funeral Home 14601 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44110. Interment will be Private.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Shelley C Taylor, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Zachary W. Minnich

Dec 11, 1989 - Feb 25, 2024

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Cleveland, OH

Zachary W. Minnich, 34Zachary W. Minnich, 34 of Ashland passed away Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2024 in University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center after a short, brave battle with brain cancer.The son of William “Bill” and Dorothy (nee Bulcher) Minnich, Zach was born on December 11, 1989 in Ashland.Zach graduated from Hillsdale High School, Class of 2008. He furthered his education and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ashland University in 2014.He was employed at Ashland University for the past eight years in the Building Services Department.Zach was loved by many. His laughter lifted a room and his ornery antics delighted family, friends and coworkers. During his life he enjoyed reading, writing, music, painting, and most of all gifting humorous Christmas presents to others. His presence will be deeply missed by so many as he unselfishly gave. For his final act of kindness, he chose to be an organ donor so that others may have the gift of life. He is survived by his loving mother, Mrs. Dorothy Minnich of Ashland; six sisters, Elizabeth (Dr. James Jr.) Saltzgiver of Ontario, Natalie (Robb) Stohlman of Cincinnati, Teresa Minnich of Chicago, Valerie Minnich of Chicago, Wanda (Andrew) Verslype of Loveland, and Kate (Shawn) Shaffer of Ashland; nine nieces and nephews, Audrey, Madeline, Ella, Henry, Lily, Robert, Charlie, Lucy and Liam; an aunt, Barbara Lemmer of Piqua; his cousin and Godmother, Karen (Chris) Jones of Maineville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins on his mother’s side of the family.Zach is preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Minnich who passed away on October 3, 2022.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Edward Roman Catholic Church with Father Rod Kreidler presiding. Interment will follow in the Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, March 1, 2024 at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Ashland County, P.O. Box 114, Ashland, Ohio 44805.For those unable to attend, online condolences may be shared on the funeral home’s website at denbowfh.com.Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.

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Doris Greenberg

Aug 15, 1940 - Feb 27, 2024

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Cleveland Heights, OH

We bid a sad adieu to Doris (Dory) Greenberg, who passed away peacefully on February 27, 2024. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Greenberg, her parents, Fannie and Sam, and her brother-in-law, Harvey Simon. Those mourning Dory’s passing include her sister, Eileen Simon, children, Laura Anthony (Jay) and Steve Greenberg (Lori), granddaughter, Gillian, sister-in-law, Charleen Factor (Sol), nieces/nephews, Rachel Simon (Chaya), Adam Simon (Becky), Lisa Konover (Ilan) and Scott Factor (Sarah), as well as the many friends and caregivers who enriched her life. Dory grew up in Euclid and developed a love of French culture while studying abroad at the Sorbonne-University of Paris. After graduation, she moved to Lyndhurst, taught French in Mayfield Heights and spent many vacations traveling with her family, often to French speaking countries. In addition to travel, Dory and her husband enjoyed Broadway musicals, doting on their beloved granddaughter, and the time they spent as Florida snowbirds. Dory was a volunteer, an avid reader, and the embodiment of the French phrase, “joie de vivre” (joy of living). In recognition of her love of all things French, those who wish to honor Dory’s memory can make a donation in lieu of flowers to La Maison Francaise. Funeral services for Doris will be held at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel, 1985 S Taylor Rd, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118 on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 1:00 PM. To view this service please navigate to the Services section below and click on "JOIN LIVESTREAM." Interment at Mt. Olive Cemetery, 27855 Aurora Rd., Solon, OH 44139. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be left at www.bkbmc.com for the Greenberg family.

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Ronald Dwight Clayton

Dec 11, 1944 - Feb 17, 2024

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Cleveland Heights, OH

Ronald Dwight Clayton was born on Monday, December 11, 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Eloise Craig and Frank Clayton. As the eldest son of two boys, he exemplified leadership and warmth, leaving an indelible mark on all who crossed his path. He embarked on a life journey that intertwined artistry, compassion, and unwavering dedication to community. Ronald graduated from Glenville High School and was encouraged by his high school art teacher to apply to Art Students League of New York. He was accepted into the institution only to have his dreams of being an art student curtailed by the Vietnam War. Ronald served his country with valor in the war, where his unwavering courage and resilience shone as brightly as his charismatic spirit. As a radio man, his service from August 20, 1965, to March 27, 1967, epitomized his commitment to duty and honor. Ronald was recognized for his honorable service as one of the longest serving radio men during the war and was featured in the U.S. military newsletter, Stars and Stripes. Ronald found love and companionship in the arms of Gail Hines, whom he married on Saturday, June 23, 1973. From their union, their daughter, Heather Claretta Clayton was born. For over five decades their family represented love and stability in Cleveland Heights and anywhere they traveled. Ronald also embraced the mantle of uncle with open arms, extending paternal love to nieces and nephews. He never missed an opportunity to show up, help, provide advice or use his humor to help you overcome any obstacle. As a doting grandfather to Harper Claretta Terry and Braxton Clayton Terry, he reveled in the joys of family, imparting wisdom, humor, and love with each tender moment. Ronald's artistic soul found expression in various forms. Renowned for his tenure at ManTalk International Men’s Boutique at Severance Mall, he curated elegance with every suit. He dressed well-known celebrities (Gerald LeVert, Steve Harvey, John Henton, The O’Jay’s, etc.) and everyday people seeking to look their best for every imaginable occasion. He was highlighted in the book, Cleveland Rock & Roll Memories by Carlo Wolff for dressing icons and helping each person who crossed his path feel confident and sharp. Ronald was a charismatic soul with a true disposition of coolness. Ronald could easily be described as the coolest man you would ever meet. In 2006, Ronald rediscovered painting as a mode of expression. As a master storyteller and self-taught painter, Ronald’s artwork canvases were not the traditional canvases artist use. He made a point to use materials from abandoned homes in the inner-city and common acrylic house paint to explore the legacies of the enslaved, poverty, and war. Through his art, Ronald added a new perspective on the fabled American Dream, deconstructing its mythology and challenging our collective tolerance for social injustice and what it means to Black in America. Club 24 was an instrumental part of Ronald’s personal growth. Ronald often spoke of the environment it created for healing and self-reflection. He attended daily and reveled in the opportunity to take what he learned from Club 24 members and help others become their very best selves. The Clayton family would like to recognize their extended family of 50 years on Cumberland Road in Cleveland Heights, also known as the Cumberland Family. Thank you to the Barrett Family along with other neighbors who have exemplified what it truly means to love thy neighbor. In his honor, let us remember Ronald Dwight Clayton not with sorrow, but with gratitude for a life lived with purpose, passion, and boundless love. May his spirit continue to inspire us to embrace each other with open hearts. Ronald Dwight Clayton is proceeded in death by his parents and brother Frank Clayton and leaves behind his wife, Gail Hines Clayton, daughter, Heather Claretta Clayton, grandchildren, Braxton Clayton Terry, and Harper Claretta Terry, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. For every joy, something beautiful remains.

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Patricia L. Angelotti

Aug 16, 1928 - Feb 26, 2024

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Cleveland, OH

Patricia L. Angelotti (nee Ward) entered God’s care on February 26th surrounded by family. Pat is reunited with her husband of 66 years, David J. Angelotti, who passed away on June 7, 2016. She was the eldest daughter of Jack and Gertrude Ward (both deceased), and beloved sister of 11.Patricia left behind her loving children, Steve (Linda), Mark (Donna), Michele Raeder (Bill), Denis (Kathy), and Neil (Terry).She was a doting grandmother of Troy Raeder (Brian Wonch), Ryann Sefcik (Nick), Adam Raeder (Erica Barry), Christopher, Erik (Lindsey), David (Audrey), Colin, Austin, Kyle (Margaret), Emily, and Jamie. Pat was blessed with nine great-grandchildren.In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Patricia’s memory to: Renee Jones Empowerment Center-Outreach Program, 3764 Pearl Rd., Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44109.Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 12 Noon at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6850 Mayfield Rd., Gates Mills. Family will receive friends at the SCHULTE AND MAHON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND AND BRAINARD) ON SATURDAY FROM 10 TO 11:15 A.M. Interment All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, OH.

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Charlie W. Payne

Apr 23, 1943 - Feb 16, 2024

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Cleveland, OH

Charlie W. Payne, 80, departed this life on Friday, February 16, 2024. Visitation will be held Friday March 01, 2024 Viewing will be from 12:00pm til 05:00pm at Thomas G. Smith Funeral Home, Wake will be Saturday March 02, 2024 at 09:30am Service 10:00am at Thomas G. Smith Funeral Home 14601 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44110. Interment will be Private.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Charlie W. Payne, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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