VOELKEL, Frances M.

January 30, 2015

Frances M. VOELKEL (nee Huhn) age 65. Beloved wife of 42 years to Werner K. Dearest mother of Erick (Cynette) and Kurt. Loving sister of Frank Huhn.

Memorial Cremation Service: Mon. Feb. 2, 7:30 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge). Visitation: Prior to service Mon. from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.

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PLATTEN, William E.

January 29, 2015

WILLIAM E. PLATTEN. Age 85. Beloved husband of Arlene M. (nee Lang). Wonderful father of Mary Therese Fallon (Denny), Peggy Dolan (Michael), Ellen Matty (Dave), William Jr. (Jackie), Rolly, Patrick (Cheryl), Timothy (Lisa), and Jane “Putsy”. Fun and Proud grandfather of 24. Great grandfather of 14. Brother of Tom, Lois, Patty and the following deceased; Mary Ellen, Agnes, James, and Gerald. 

Funeral Mass Monday, February 2nd at 10am at Holy Family. Interment Holy Cross. Visitation Saturday, January 31 from 3-7 and Sunday February 1 from 2-6 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ Child Society 6753 State Rd. Parma, Ohio 44134.

William E. Platten was born June 4,1929 and was a life-long resident of Parma, Ohio. As a Charter member of Parma Elks Lodge 1938 he served as Exalted Ruler, District Deputy, and was named Ohio Elk of the Year.  Bill taught Catechism at Holy Family Church for 23 years, served as a board member at Mount Alverna Home, and was President of Parma Historical Society for 8 years. He served as President of Parma Rotary and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow for his outstanding contributions to his community. He owned and operated his contracting business for 40+ years. Bill (“Stanley”) was a family man of great spirit and strength who loved old cars, popsicles, and hanging out with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

O’CONNOR, Arthur H.

January 29, 2015

ARTHUR H. O’CONNOR. Age 94. Beloved husband of Laverne. Dear son of Arthur and Zella. Art was a WWII veteran serving in England. He was an avid Indians fan, and enjoyed gardening and bowling. He was a former Knight of Columbus, and he leaves many friends behind at Royalton Woods Assisted Living.

Funeral Mass Monday, February 2nd at Holy Family at 11:30am preceded by visitation from 10-11am at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

McMANUS, Carol A.

January 27, 2015

Carol A. McMANUS, (nee Dixon), age 68. Beloved wife of Robert E. Dearest mother of Dale “Tex” Keeton, Theresa White, Dawn Quintana, Tommy (deceased) and Tim Flavin. Loving stepmother of Bobby. Dear Granny of Michael, Melissa, T. J., Brittani and Katelyn. Great grandmother of 11. Dear sister, aunt, granny and friend to many.

Funeral Service: Fri. Jan. 30, 10:30 AM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge). Interment: West Park Cemetery. Visitation: Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

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KING, Maureen A.

January 26, 2015

Maureen A. KING (nee Fitzgerald) age 82. Beloved wife of the late Ralph. Dearest mother of 6 daughters; Laurie Nedrich (David), Sharleen Smetanka (Paul), Leeann Kuhel (Michael), Kelly Kaczmarek (James), Sharon LaBuda (Stan), Kerri Wolverton; and 7 sons; Wayne (Doris), Terry (Vicky), Bryan (Mary), Kevin (Karen), Keith, Ryan (Lynn) and Timothy (Lisa). Loving grandmother of 25, great grandmother of 9. Dear sister of Sharon Hickey, Robert Fitzgerald and the late Jerry, James and Patrick. Maureen was a founding member of St. Anthony’s Church involved in many activities and organizations. She was also a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

Mass of Christian Burial: Thurs. Jan. 29, 11:00 AM at St. Anthony Church. Interment: Fri. in Lore City, OH. Visitation; Wed. 3-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Right to Life of Greater Cleveland and/or the Seasons of Life Hospice. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

SMOLKA, Ellen

January 23, 2015

SMOLKA, Ellen, age 86.  Beloved daughter of the late Charles and Christine Smolka.  Dear sister of the late Chuck Smolka.  Loving soul mate of David Guzak.  Former Executive Assistant to the President of the Bank of Chicago before retiring.  Ellen was born in Cleveland and spent her retirement in Vero Beach, FL.  She will be missed by many. 

Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Ridge & Snow) MONDAY MORNING FROM 9:00-10:30 a.m

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BAIOCCO, Esther

January 20, 2015

Esther BAIOCCO, age 97 (nee Salvaggio). Beloved wife of the late Giulio. Loving sister of the late Anna Gigante and Angie Nasrallah. Loving aunt of Joe Gigante (deceased)(Carol), Esther Gigante Shipe, Mary Jo Blake (decased), Anita Abraham (Ralph), Frank Gigante (Holly), Mike Gigante (Therese), George Nasrallah (Kathy, deceased), Fred Nasrallah, Theresa Masters, Christine Maneer (Mark) and Michael Nasrallah (deceased). Cherished great aunt and great, great aunt to many.

Mass of Christian Burial: Fri. Jan. 23, 10:00 AM at Mary Queen of Peace Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation: Thurs. 2-4 & 6-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, (betw. Snow & Ridge).

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SKARZYNSKI, Thomas G.

January 16, 2015

SKARZYNSKI, Thomas G., age 54.  Beloved son of Rose (nee Sesock) and the late James A.  Dear partner of Joseph Davis.  Loving brother of the late James G.  Dear nephew, cousin and friend to many. 

Partner of Rose-N-Sons Antiques on Detroit Avenue in Lakewood.  

Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Ridge and Snow) SUNDAY 2-7 p.m. 

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KELMER, Richard S. “Dick”

January 14, 2015

Richard S. “Dick” KELMER, age 88, formerly of Parma, OH, passed away in Lakeside, OH on Wed., Jan. 14. Dick was born in Toledo, the only child of the late Joseph and Sophie (nee Szypiorski) on May 26, 1926.  He married Dorothy Porentas on August 22, 1953.  She survives.

Dick graduated from Macomber Vocational High School in 1944.  He was a proud veteran, serving with the US Army Air Corp and US Air Force between 1944 and 1952.  He worked as an aviation mechanic in Toledo and as an inspector of Minuteman missiles in Denver, CO.  He was a quality control specialist with DCASR, the Defense Contract Administration Services Region in Cleveland, OH, until his retirement in 1983.

Throughout his life, Dick was active in sports, especially basketball, baseball, softball, and bowling.  A member of St. Bridget of Kildare Catholic Church in Parma since 1964, he served as President of the Holy Name Society and was secretary of the men’s bowling league for many years.  He was quick to help family, friends and neighbors with any type of household or auto projects.  He was a dedicated blood donor  throughout his adult life.  In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by two sons, Richard (MaryAnn) of Bloomington, IL and Thomas (Denise) of Broadview Heights and one granddaughter, Grace Kelmer, of St. Joseph, MI.

Mass of Christian Burial: Sat. Jan. 17, 9:30 AM at St. Bridget of Kildare Church. Interment: Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman at a later date. Visitation: Fri. 2-4 & 6-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).

To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society & the Salvation Army.

 

BERGENSTEIN, Lillian S.

January 13, 2015

Lillian S. BERGENSTEIN, age 89 (nee Sacco). Beloved wife of the late Herman. Dearest mother of the late David A. Schaef. Loving sister of Alice Gorby (George, deceased).

Funeral Service: Thurs. Jan. 15, 10:30 AM at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery Mausoleum, 4700 Broadview Rd. Cleve. 44109. Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma.

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