RUSS, Christine V.

July 24, 2015

Christine V. RUSS, age 89. Dear daughter of the late Anton and Magdalene (nee Blatnik). Dearest sister of Stephanie Frederick (Richard, deceased) and the late Magdalene Kristancic, Anton, August, Julia Vlna and Sophie Russ. Dear aunt, great aunt and friend to many.

MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL: MON. JULY 27, 10:00 am at HOLY FAMILY CHURCH. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION: SUNDAY, 2-6 pm at the ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge). 

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BUEHNER, Francis J. “Frank”

July 24, 2015

BUEHNER, FRANCIS J. “FRANK”, age 97, Beloved husband of the late Arlene (Seelye). Loving father of Eileen Spada, Alan (Rosemary), Dale (Marianne), Francine (Vinny), Brian, Thomas (Donna), Edwin (Elaine), Marie Vetrano (Dene), Paul, Raymond, Frank (Lisa) and Charles (Dawn). Dear brother of 8 deceased siblings. Dear grandfather of 22 and great grandfather of 18.  WW II Navy Vet.

PLEASE MEET THE FAMILY AT CHURCH for the MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: TUES., July 28, 10:00 AM, St. Francis DeSales Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION: SUN., JULY 26th, 2-6 AND MON., JULY 27th, 2-4 AND 6-8 AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (BETW. RIDGE & SNOW).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made “In trust of Raisin Canes”, c/o Judy Martins, 7541 S. Hampton Dr., N. Royalton, OH, 44133, www.RaisinCanes.orgTo offer condolences, visit www.ZaborFH.com

Frank Buehner, Age 97 was Aiming for 100, Senior Cleveland Entertainer’s dream was to “pass up George Burns” by Judy Martins
 
Audiences across Northeast Ohio, young and old alike, will fondly remember Frank “Maurice” Buehner for his successful 16 year run with the Raisin’ Canes, senior vaudeville dancers from the Smallwood Senior Center in Parma. He energetically performed his spot
on Maurice Chevalier solo routine well over 1,000 times, dazzling the ladies with his uncanny resemblance to the French star and his charming smile and hugs. He danced and kibitzed his way into their hearts to the song, “I’m Glad I’m not Young Anymore.”
 
Many enter show business at an early age, but NOT many have launched a career on the boards at age 80. In 1999 he visited the Smallwood Center in search of a pinochle game, and made a wrong turn into the large mirrored room where the Raisin’ Canes were rehearsing. The delighted group handed him a cane, locked the door, and began teaching him their vaudeville dance routines. The rest is history. He’d always loved dancing, but never dreamed he was destined to become be a tap dancing vaudeville star in his 80s and 90s. He loved to perform. Off stage, he’d often begin chatting with strangers in area
restaurants while having supper, and ultimately be on his feet doing “Maurice,“ leading them in song. The smiling waitresses and other diners would break into applause, just loving the fun.
 
Entertaining with the Raisin’ Canes at countless events and facilities over the years, he was especially inspired and gratified during performances at nursing homes by the brightened, smiling faces of the residents. Their delight, grateful appreciation and hugs were “what he lived for.”
 
Frank was fifth in a family of 10 children, growing up during the Great Depression on Cleveland’s east side, near League Park. For entertainment, he and his friends would gather outside with catcher’s mitts during Indians’ games, hoping to catch a long fly or home run ball and he had an amazing collection! He remained a loyal and fervent fan of all Cleveland teams throughout his lifetime.
 
Immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He served from 1941 thru 1945,on the Commander’s Flagship, LSM 54 , in 7 major and 10 minor Pacific campaigns, including the major battle at Leyte Gulf (formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, and generally considered to be the largest naval battle of
World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history.
 
Frank earned an Accounting Degree from Fenn College, and in 1949 married Arlene Seelye, a lovely nursing graduate from St. Johns College. He started his own business, Consumers Products, which later became Buehner’s Office Supplies at West 58th and Detroit, during which time he served as Director of the National Office Machine Dealers Association, and officer of Cleveland Office Machine Dealers.
 
The couple and their growing family moved to Parma in 1958, becoming active members of St. Francis De Sales Church. Frank held many positions within the parish, including their Holy Name Society, and among other honors was proud to have been voted their “Man of the Year.”
 
Relinquishing the business to his son in 1986, Frank retired at age 69. He welcomed the extra time to play pinochle, bowl on three leagues, but most especially to spend with his 12 children (9 sons and three daughters) and their families (now 23 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren). He lost his beloved Arlene in 1997, but treasured their nearly 50 years of love and devotion, happiness, travel, dancing and especially raising their family together.
 
Frank said he had a “ticket for the midnight train.” He passed away on July 22nd, 11:37 pm at Parma Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and a lifetime of outstanding accomplishments and wonderful memories.

HAFTINGS, S. Joyce

July 17, 2015

S. Joyce HAFTINGS (nee Jernberg) age 87. Born in Fairmont MN. Passed away Thurs. July 16. Beloved wife of the late Edwin L. Dearest mother of Douglas (Laura), Craig (deceased), David, Suzanne Battaglia (Joseph). Loving grandmother of Christina, Elise, Jessica, Sarah, Phillip and Joey. Great grandmother of 4.

Memorial Service: MON. JULY 20, 7:30 pm at Middleburg Hts. United Church of Christ, 7165 Big Creek Pkwy. Middleburg Hts. 44130.

In lieu of flowers, donations to ALS foundation. Cremation by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences visitwww.ZaborFH.com   

ZELENKA, Lad F.

July 13, 2015

Lad F. ZELENKA, age 86. Passed away June 17. Father of 6, grandfather of 11, great grandfather of 16, brother of 2. Friend of Bill, Bob & many more.

Memorial Mass: Friday, July 17, 7:00 PM at St. Thomas More Church, 4170 N. Amber Dr. Brooklyn, OH 44144.

Cremation by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

WOLFF, Edward L.

July 7, 2015

Edward L. WOLFF, age 72. Beloved husband of 50 years to Judith A. (nee Freedman). Dearest father of Duane (Kristin) and Sharon. Loving grandfather of Caroline. Dear brother of Carol Dickey (Hank, deceased) and Mary Ann Thornton (Tom). Dear uncle, coach and friend to many.

MASS OF CHRISITIAN BURIAL: FRI. JULY 10, 10:00 am at ST. COLUMBKILLE CHURCH. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION: THURS. 2-4 and 6-8 PM at The ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Ignatius H.S. Annual Fund. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

LINK, Evelyn M.

July 6, 2015

Evelyn M. LINK (nee Humphrey), age 94. Passed away peacefully July 3rd, 2015 at Mt. Alverna Village with family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Norbert. Dearest mother of Major General Charles Link U.S.A.F. (Ret.) (Elisabeth), Doris Lukie (John, deceased), Linda Kickham (John), Carolyn Keck (Larry Turnwald)(Lewis, decd.), Jennifer Cole (Allan) and Jeffrey (deceased)(Brenda). Dear grandmother of 16, great grandmother of 38.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: THURS. JULY 9, 11:00 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park. VISITATION: WED. 3-9 PM at The ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mount Alverna Village 6765 State Rd. Parma, OH 44134 and Holy Family Hospice 6707 State Rd. Parma, Oh 44134.

JURCAK, Caroline M.

July 5, 2015

CAROLINE M. JURCAK (nee Marincic). Age 84. Beloved wife of the late Ronald J. Loving mother of Jayne Shepard (Dan), Dr. Ronald (Sylvia), Thomas deceased, and Kelly Foraker (Rob).  Devoted grandmother of Jessica, Andrew, Daniel, Noelle, Patrick, Gabrielle, William, Dominic, Robby, and Julia. Dear daughter of Frank and Angela Marincic. Dear sister of the following deceased; Pauline Znidarsic, Angela Handler, Josephine Tomasello, Vera Znidar, Mildred Novak, Frank, Louis, and Andrew. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mary Queen of Peace 4423 Pearl Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44109. The family extends their thanks and gratitude to the staff of Jennings Center for Older Adults for their care and compassion for Caroline.

Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 8th at 9:30am at Mary Queen of Peace. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, July 7th 3-7pm at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow).

ROBERTS, Tammy A.

July 2, 2015

TAMMY A. ROBERTS. Age 56. Dear daughter of Anthony S. Roberts and the late Mary J. (nee Herrick). Dear mother of Anthony M. and Tara Sansbury. Dear grandmother of Emilie and Loralye. Beloved partner of 26 years to Marvin Griffin. Dear cousin and friend to many.

MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, July 7th, 7:00 PM preceded by Visitation from 5:00-7:00 PM all at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow).

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SPAN, Joyce M.

July 2, 2015

Joyce M. SPAN (nee Pindroh) age 76. Beloved wife of John.  Dear mother of Debbie Shimko (Rick), Cheryl Schmidt, John W. IV and Tracy DeLuca (Steve). Loving Grandmother of 11. Dear sister of Tom and Gary Pindroh. 

PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH for the Funeral Mass: Tuesday, July 7, 10:00 am at St. Ambrose Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION: MONDAY, JULY 6, 4-8 PM AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE & SNOW). 

Donations may be made to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134. To offer condolences visitwww.ZaborFH.com.