Gloria Jean Karich

June 18, 1941 - July 13, 2019

Gloria Jean Karich (nee Smith), age 78, of Brooklyn Heights, OH, went to the Lord on Saturday, July 13, 2019 surrounded by her family and best friend.  She is survived by her husband, John Karich; daughters Denise Bamber (Bill), Colleen Simon (Jerry West); step-daughter Holly Ponomarenko; grandchildren Ryan Allen, Kristen Bamber (Mike McTighe), Samantha and Alexandra Ponomarenko; great grandchildren Ella, Cason and Brogan McTighe; brothers Dennis Smith (Lovie), Raymond Smith (deceased); lifelong friend, Barb Bugara.  Everyone who knew Gloria will miss her kindness, sense of humor and strength.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 4940 Broadview Rd., Cleveland, OH.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 6111 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 130, Independence, OH 44131 or Heartland Hospice Services, 4807 Rockside Rd., Suite 110, Independence, OH  44131.


Marilyn Janelle Guilfoyle

October 7, 1932 - July 15, 2019

Marilyn Janelle Guilfoyle (nee Adams) Beloved wife of Edmund (deceased); mother of Edmund (Shelley), Robert; grandmother of Brooke Kyle (Rick Greer), Katie, Daniel (Brooke), Jennifer Stack (Kevin); great grandmother of Layla Mae Stack; daughter of Henry and Methyl (both deceased); sister of Sue Foote (Earl), Joyce Adorni (Leonard) (both deceased); dearest companion of Dick Chapman. 

Services: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11a.m. at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blks. South of Rockside) family will receive friends on Friday 4-7 p.m.


Sara A. Soltesz

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April 21, 1924 - July 9, 2019

Sara A. Soltesz (nee Costanzo); beloved wife of Steve (deceased); mother of Steven (Faye) and Susan; grandmother of Michael and David; daughter of Sebastian and Marana (both deceased); sister of Louise Stulak (Jack), and the following deceased: Carmella, Sebastian, Frank, Louis, Anthony, Mary, and Sylvia; dear aunt and friend to many.  Sara was a long-time parishioner of St Therese Church, and volunteered for many years at Marymount Hospital. 

Services: Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Therese Church. (Please meet at church). Family will receive friends at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blocks South of Rockside) on Friday from 5-8p.m.

William Joseph Petrovic

March 5, 1923 - June 28, 2019

William Joseph Petrovic, 96, passed away peacefully on June 28,2019 in his home in Beachwood, Ohio. He was born on March 5, 1923 in Willoughby, Ohio to Thomas and Mary JernejcicPetrovic. Bill grew up in Willoughby, Ohio. He graduated from Willoughby High School in 1941. After high school he attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he began working on his degree in civil engineering. In May of 1943 he interrupted his college studies to enlist in the Army where heserved for 2 years with the 372ndEngineering Regiment and was the recipient of the European Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Service Star. He was discharged in November of 1945, having achieved the rank of Staff Sargeant. In 1946 Bill returned to Ohio University and completed his civil engineering degree.Bill went on to work for Cadillac Glass Company in Cleveland, Ohio for 40 years. He retired in 1991.  Bill married Margaret (Peg) Redlin in 1949 in University Heights, Ohio having met at Ohio University. They were happily married for 67 years. Peg passed away in February of 2017. Bill was a member of Gesu Parish and the Slovenian National Home. He enjoyed the outdoors and was the Scoutmasterat Gesu Church for 10 years.He also volunteered at the Cleveland Playhouse and was a docent at Lakeview Cemetery. Bill is survived byhis sister Marie Thielman of Wickliffe, Ohio; his son, William (Kathy), daughters Johanna Curson, Mary Bronza (Dave), Gretchen Calabrese, Kristina Jeswald; and grandchildren William Petrovic (Sarah), Angela and David Bronza, Carly and Chase Calabrese, Alyssa (Taylor), Nicole and Jessica Jeswald;and his nieces and nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at Gesu Church, University Heightson Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.  A visitation will be held in the Church lobby one hourprior to the memorial service. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at that time.Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, 44110. Condolences may be left on WilliamJoseph Petrovic’s online guest book at

Elizabeth Betley

August 18, 1944 - June 25, 2019

Elizabeth Betley (nee Epp) Beloved wife of Ronald (deceased); daughter of Edward and Matilda (both deceased); sister of Frederick Epp (Laura); aunt of Melissa Frantz (Kevin), Brian Epp (Julie); dearest Godmother, cousin, and friend of many; dear sister in law and aunt from her husband’s side. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Elizabeth enjoyed making candy, doing crafts, and cooking for her family, friends, and Phi Kappa Theta at CWRU. She also loved her dogs.

Services: Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blocks South of Rockside) where the family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations go to Heroes Are Never Alone P O Box 30136, Cincinnati, OH 45230(Her great-nephew’s organization that helps Veterans). 

Donald B. Wolf

September 26, 1933 - June 19, 2019

Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Brozik); father of Lisa Oleksy (Michael) and Donald (deceased); grandfather of Matthew Oleksy (Brandy), Dana Damas (Scott), and Samantha Schuster (Garrett); great-grandfather of MaKayla, Jack, Jessica, and  Carter; brother of  Mary Lou Hanslik (Robert), Griff Wolf (Margaret), Fredrick Wolf (deceased) and Frances Zgrabik (deceased) (Raymond). 

Services: Thursday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home and 11:00 a.m. at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church 6637 West Sprague Rd. Parma, OH 44133. The family will receive friends at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blocks South of Rockside) on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.

Private burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.


Richard P. Waliszewski aka Dick Waldo

September 16, 1931 - June 16, 2019

Richard P. Waliszewski “aka Dick Waldo”age 87. Beloved husband of Ethel (nee Dziak) for 62 years; father of Gary (Mickey Vanden Bossche), Debbie Fogliano (Jeff Wilson), Jane Waliszewski (Allan Stevenson), and Kathy Szpak (Bob); grandfather of Andy, Mia, John (Amber Krasuna), Danielle (Scott Johnson), Alex (deceased), A.J., Jim, and Ava; great-grandfather of Annalise, Jaxson, and Avery; son of John and Clara (both deceased); brother of Clarice Grabowski (Stanley), Mildred Dankowski (Alfred), John (Arlene), and Daniel (all deceased); son in law of Michael and Anna Dziak (both deceased); brother in law of Elizabeth Dziak (deceased);God-father, uncle, great-uncle, great-great uncle, and friend of many. He enjoyed camping with his family, playing baseball, handball, golf and bowling. But most of all he loved and cherished his wife Ethel and his children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren.  Richard was proud to serve as a 2ndlieutenant during the Korean Conflict in the US Army. He worked in the insurance business for 38 years, was a Holy Name member, served as an usher, and was in the Tri-M at St. Monica Church. 

Services: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home and 11:00 a.m. at St. Monica Church. The family will receive friends at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blocks South of Rockside) on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. “So long and God Bless”

Jennie Schillero


July 8, 1935 - June 11, 2019

Beloved daughter of the late Leo and Rose Schillero; sister of Sam (deceased)(Margaret), Biagio (deceased)(Judy), Leo (deceased)(Jane), Joe (deceased) (Jan) and Frank (deceased)(Sharon); dear aunt, great-aunt, and friend of many. Jennie was a nurse at Marymount Hospital for 40 years. 

Service: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am at Jennings / Holy Spirit Chapel 10204 Granger Rd. Garfield Hts., OH 44125 where the family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. 

Geraldine Moon

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November 13, 1946 - June 7, 2019

Beloved mother of Paula Schaefer (Bob), Karen Mitchell (Chuck), and Tim Moon (Deb); grandmother of Amber, Beth, Zachary, Kristin, Kayla, Ryan and Autumn; daughter of the late Jean and Gerald Reitz; sister of Toni Bethardy (Frank), Janice Zielinski (John), and Jean Golden (Chris); niece of Ted Cichonski (deceased); aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend of many.  

Per her request private services will be held.   

Stephen T. Pirosko


July 2, 1940 - June 6, 2019

Beloved father of Loreen Mizek (Robert), Mark (Laura), Stephen “Teo” (Peggy), and Janeen (Jennifer); grandfather of CJ, Olivia, Chase, Stephen, Samantha, and Ryan; brother of Karen Vedder (Richard); uncle of Lisa Aufmuth-Bica (Salvatore), Virin Veddar (Kristie) and Vanette Vedder-Furney (Chris);  Loving companion of Diane Porter; He is also survived by the mother of his children Janet Pirosko (nee Dupal).

Service: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Angels Church 18205 Chillicothe Rd. Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Gattozzi and Sons Funeral Home 12524 Chillicothe Rd. Chesterland OH 44026.