Anthony Lazaro Deka

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July 19, 1994 - September 15, 2018

Anthony Lazaro Deka aka “Tony” “A Dawg”, “Wheels” and “Tony The Tiger” Beloved son of Kevin and Annette; brother of Nathaniel, Christopher, Andrew, and Brittanie; Loving grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend of many. Tony loved Chevy’s he also enjoyed gambling, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family.   

Family will receive friends on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 4:30 -9:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church 14600 Turney Rd. Maple Hts., OH 44137 where a mass will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m

Gerald L. Franklin

December 17, 1949 - August 30, 2018

Beloved father of Tasha Day (Kenneth) and Francesca Franklin; step-father of Dyamond Sims; grandfather of LaShaun Humphry and DeJah James; great-grandfather of Derek Jones; son of Emery and Lois (both deceased); brother of Emery and Carlene (deceased); Dearest cousin, nephew, uncle and friend of many. Gerald enjoyed playing Chess and cards with his family and friends. 

Services: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 11-12 p.m. at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. Garfield Hts., OH 44125 (2 Blocks South of Rockside) Wake on Saturday ½ hour prior to the service from 10:30- 11:00 am. 

Donald E. Toolis

March 21, 1933 - August 22, 2018

Donald Edward Toolis age 85 of Garfield Hts. passed away on August 22, 2018. Beloved and cherished husband of 56 years of Mary Jane (nee Hrdlica); son of Edward and Helen (both deceased); brother of Jerry; dear uncle, great uncle, brother in law, cousin and friend of many both living and deceased. Donald was a proud US Army Veteran of the Korean War. 

Services: Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Monica Church 13623 Rockside Rd. Garfield Hts., OH. Friends will be received from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. 

David R. Johnson

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July 14, 1971 - August 10, 2018

David R. Johnson age 47, passed away on August 10, 2018. Beloved father of Anela, Justin, Adrianna, and Jayden; grandfather of Alexavier; dearest son of Beverly J. Johnson and Otis Simmons (deceased); dear brother, nephew, cousin and friend. 

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 11-12 pm at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. Garfield Hts. (2 Blocks south of Rockside).

Claudia A. Rovinelli

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February 9, 1952 - August 5, 2018

Claudia A. Rovinelli (nee Carcione) age 66. Beloved wife of Jerry; mother of Annmarie Reed; step-mother of Anthony Ripepi (Amanda); grandmother of Nick Reed (Alex Piatek) and Santina Reed; great-grandmother of Genevieve Reed; daughter of Thomas and Marie (nee Amato) (deceased) Carcione; sister of Valerie Feczko (Gene) and Celeste Delaney (Steve); aunt of Megin Feczko and Patrick Delaney; daughter in law of Gerald and Mary Ann Rovinelli; sister in law of Bruce Rovinelli. 

Service: Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. Gafield Hts., OH (2 blocks south of Rockside) where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 4- 8 p.m.

Alba M. Primer

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December 29, 1932 - July 23, 2016

 

Alba M. Primer (nee Specioso) Beloved wife of Ray (deceased); dearest mother of Robert (Mary), Sandy Dikowicz (Dennis), and Karen; loving grandmother of Jordan (deceased), Lauren, Jennifer, Dennis Jr., Micheal, Joshua, Stephen, Alison, Nina, and Brandon; great-grandmother of Damien, Dominic, Devin, Austin, and Ryland; dear sister of Eleanor Cancian and Lillian Sweesey (both deceased).

Services: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 10:00 am at the funeral home and 10:30 am at St. Martin of Tours Church. The family will receive friends at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blocks South of Rockside) on Sunday from 4-8 p.m.

Gary R. Deka Sr.

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November 10, 1938 - July 22, 2018

Gary R. Deka Sr. age 79, of Willowick, formerly of Maple Hts. passed away on Sunday with his family by his side. beloved husband of Linda (nee Fazio)(deceased); former husband of Luci; dearest father of Gary Jr. (Gloria), Judy Petelin (Bob, deceased), Ron (Lisa Ann), Dale (Lisa), and Kevin (Annette); loving grandfather of 19; great-grandfather of 5; dear brother of Charlotte (Brian, deceased), Eugene (deceased) (Pam), Tom (Lea), and James; dear uncle and great uncle of many. 

Services: Thursday, July 26 at 11:00 am at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blks. South of Rockside) where the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. 

Ella M. Nero

March 7, 1929 - July 5, 2018

Ella M. Nero (nee Cornett) Dearly Beloved wife of Dominic Sr. (deceased); Dearest mother Elaine Gambone, Dominic Jr. (deceased), and Delores Hynes; Loving grandmother of John Gambone Jr., James Gambone, and Nikki Conell (Chad); Dear sister of Woody and the following deceased Casey, Edward, James, Bob, Vista, and Josie; Services:  Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Road (Two Blocks South of Rockside) where the family will receive friends on Saturday 1hour prior to the service.

 

Emilie C. Koprowski

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March 21, 1920 - June 28, 2018

Emilie Koprowski (nee Gasiorek) age 98, of Hilliard, formerly of Garfield Hts., Ohio, passed away June 28, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Edwin. Dear sister of Frances Nawrot (Matthew), Edward (Sophie), Benny (Ann), and Henry (all deceased). Loving sister-in-law of Emily Gasiorek, and the following deceased: Clara Mikol (Vince), Alois Koprowski (Irene), Clement Koprowski (Jean), John Koprowski (Dorothy), Helen Wisniewski (Ted), Alice DeWitt (Paul), Eugene Koprowski (Mary Ann), and Anthony Koprowski. Loving aunt of Carolyn Gasiorek, Patt Hardie Rahm (John Rahm), Robert (Jennifer), Stephen (Laura), Ted Wisniewski (Linda), Jacqueline Zijil (Julio), Barbara Johnson (Richard), Eileen Fullenkamp (Ken) and many others. Special great-aunt of Michael (Antonette), Matthew, Elliot, Emma Grace, Nicholas, Haley (Mike), Andrew, Jill, Laura, Julio Jr, John, Jason, Alison, Ryan (Jenna), Andrew, and Scott. Great-great aunt of Kelsey, Haley, and Harper. She will be missed dearly by her extended family Gene Nickell, Donna Zelei (Mike), George Nickell (Linda), John Nickell (Carol), Jim Nickell (Lisa) and their families as well as many close friends. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and 10:00 a.m. at St. Monica Church 13623 Rockside Rd., Garfield Hts., OH 44125. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. In memory of Emilie, contributions can be made to St. Monica Church.  

Peter K. Giel

April 21, 1942 - June 23, 2018

Peter K Giel Dearly beloved husband of Janice (nee Novak); dearest father of Cheryl and Peter Sr.; loving grandfather of Peter Jr., McKayla, Samantha, and Michael; Services: Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. Garfield Hts., OH (2 blocks south of Rockside) where the family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m.