GAJOWSKI, James J.

May 29, 2020

JAMES J. GAJOWSKI. Age 63. Beloved husband of Roberta (nee Roland). Beloved son of the late Albin Sr. and Helen. Dear brother of Albin Jr. “Sonny” (Gerry), the late Rosemary Vasko (Ed dec.), the late Frank (Jan), and Kathy Kreps (Rick). Dear uncle and great uncle to many. If desired, contributions can be made in Jim’s name to St. Bridget or a charity of your choice. Services are private. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com.

 

KAZOL, Chad A.

May 29, 2020

Chad A. KAZOL, age 43. Passed away May 17, 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ. Beloved son of Cindy Kazol Textoris (nee Schedley) and the late Jerry Kazol. Loving brother of Kim Sullivan (Dave) and Gary Kazol. Loving uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Dear godson of Bob Peterlin.

A MEMORIAL VISITATION AND CELEBRATION OF CHAD’S LIFE WILL BE HELD ON SAT. JUN. 6, 2-6 PM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (BETW. SNOW & RIDGE). FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE RESPECT CDC AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES & DRESS CASUALLY IN HONOR OF CHAD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Chad’s memory to the organization of your choice or to…

https://www.gofundme.com/f/chad-kazol-memorial-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=sms&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com

CEHLAR, John J.

May 19, 2020

John J. CEHLAR, age 90. Loving father to Michael (Dr. Joy Stankowski) and Marybeth Gibbons (Dan). Beloved uncle, cousin and friend to many. Preceded in death by his brother Andrew (Mae), sister Ann Sevick (Steve, deceased) and cherished wife, Elizabeth J. “Betty”, (nee Ivanski).
John served his country in the US Army in the Korean War and remained active in veterans organizations. He was a devout and charitable Catholic whose faith was an inspiration to all those who knew him. John was an avid gardener, card player, and golfer. Memorial donations can be made to Holy Family Home or St.  Augustine’s Hunger Center. Private services were held. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. 

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

ZUPANCIC, Helen A.

May 19, 2020

HELEN A. ZUPANCIC (nee Flannick). Age 90. Beloved wife of the late Ronald. Dearest daughter of the late Peter and Mary. Loving sister of 7 deceased brothers and sisters. Beloved aunt, great aunt and great great aunt. If desired, in Helen’s name, donations can be sent to St. John Bosco, Greenbrier Health Center or Crossroads Hospice. Services are private. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com.

ESKEW, Dolores L.

May 13, 2020

Dolores L. ESKEW, age 82 (nee Jones). Beloved mother of Sandra Black (Robert) and Debra Ewing (Timothy, deceased). Loving grandmother of Robert, Tina Douglas (Garry), Michelle (Aaron), David (deceased), Kevin, and Cory (Cindy). Dear great grandmother of Tucker, Jackson, Ava, Lillian, and Desiray. Dear great great grandmother of Amara and Elias. Dear sister of Sharon Hoffer (deceased),  Christine Pearson, Lucille, Fred and the late Bill and Bob.

Private Family Services were held. Interment, Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

MIHOCI, Margaret K.

May 12, 2020

Margaret K. MIHOCI, age 86 (nee SLAMCIK). Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Dearest mother of Angel (Ray) and Tony (Linda). Loving grandmother of Dan P. Wyderka and Amy Lynn (Tyler). Dear great grandmother of Emma Nani Carr. Dear sister of Leonard, Virginia Hinkle, Eugene, and the late Richard, Robert, Carolyn, Janet and Madelyn. Dear aunt and friend to many.

PRIVATE Funeral Service is being held.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

KOVICH, Gwendoline “Jill”

May 11, 2020

Gwendoline Jill Kovich, 83, of St. Clair, PA, passed away on May 8th, 2020 with family by her side. 

She was born to William and Maude Owers of Mildenhall, England. At the age of three, she went to live with a loving foster family Claude and Eliza Jane Pettitt, and their daughter Valerie.

Jill always had many stories to tell of how she and her family survived the events of World War II England. It made her the strong and resilient woman she became. She would be proud to know that she made her entrance to Heaven on the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

She worked at the Mildenhall Air Force base in the PX store where she met her future husband. She was married to the late Nicholas Kovich in 1954 and immigrated to the United States that year.

Jill is survived by her loving daughter, Teresa, three grandchildren, Laura (Patrick), Jared and Morgan, two great-grandchildren, Faye and Maeve, her brother Ken, sister Valerie, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved spouse, parents, and great-grandson, Gideon. 

Jill was a dedicated worker for many years at the Dixon Ticonderoga factory and developed several lifelong friendships through her time there.

Jill had a tender heart, especially towards animals which was evident by the many she cared for over the years, both indoor and out. She loved to spend time outside with her flowers and stray cats. She was also an avid knitter, cook, and shopper. She was always on the hunt for a good bargain.

She had a wonderful sense of humor, was quick to laughter and brought joy to those around her. Many of her favorite times involved being with her immediate and extended family, sharing food, laughter and hugs. She leaves behind countless beautiful memories with those who knew her. 

Due to the current circumstances in the world no funeral will be held at this time. In lieu of sending flowers the family would request that a donation be made to the Hillside S.P.C.A., Pottsville, PA (www.hillsidespca.com) to continue to honor Jill’s love of animals.

 

JOHNSON, Helen M.

May 8, 2020

HELEN M. JOHNSON (nee Carder). Age 95. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Warren (Judy), Brenda Siers (Dennis), Wayne (Annette deceased), Robert (Beverly deceased), Jack (Barbara deceased), Carol Strzalka (Charles), Pamela Shartzer (Charles) and Randal (Tammy). Beloved grandmother of many. Dear sister of Sharon Kunik (Bill) and 3 deceased siblings. Services are private. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com.

FORISTER, Dorothy L.

May 7, 2020

Dorothy L. Forister (nee Kappler) (nee Reisinger) entered into eternal life on May 1, 2020. Dorothy was a member of St. Leo Parish beginning in 1956, when she and her first husband, Robert Kappler Sr. (deceased) bought their first home. They raised their two children, Judy Ladaika (Michael Sr.) and Robert Jr. in the parish. Dorothy was a Girl Scout leader and a Cub Scout Den Mother and could be counted on to transport one or two of the sisters on errands for the convent. Dorothy married William Forister (deceased) in 1995 and they moved to St. Ambrose Parish in Brunswick. In 2014 Dorothy moved
back to St. Leo Parish. In addition to being a mother of two, Dorothy was a grandmother of 5, a great-grandmother of 17, a dear sister, aunt and friend of many. Dorothy loved to sing and dance. A private burial will take place at Holy Cross cemetery. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Leo Parish at a later date.

PHILIPPS, Robert A.

May 6, 2020

Robert A. PHILIPPS, age 89. Passed away Sun. May 3. Bob was the beloved husband of Betty (deceased), dear son of the late Joseph F. and Rosetta M. (nee Schindler), loving father of Brian (Pattie), Jeffrey, Thomas (Barbara) and step-father of Wendy Brown (Gregg). Grandfather and great grandfather. Loving brother of Joseph (LaVerne), Rita Yatsko (John, deceased), Ronald (Lucille), Mary and the late Gerard (Christine) and Ruth. Dear uncle and friend to many. US Army Vet.

Private services were held. Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com