LAURIE, LaVerne

December 30, 2020

LaVerne LAURIE (nee Roller), age 98. Beloved wife of the late Charles Sr. Dearest mother of the late Charles Jr. (Carole). Loving grandmother of Jennifer Carlucci (Michael), Meghan Dillow (Thomas) and Charles III (Adriane). Great “Gram” of Dominic, Joseph, Jonathan, Rocco, Kierra, Miles and Adara.

VISITATION, MON. JAN. 4, 10:00-10:30 IN BACK GATHERING AREA OF CHURCH, FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY AT 10:30 BY THE MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL AT ST. BASIL THE GREAT CHURCH, BRECKSVILLE. INTERMENT, ALL SAINTS CEMETERY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in LaVerne’s name may be made to The American Cancer Society or Regina Health Center. Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com

DUDICH, Dorothy A.

December 29, 2020

DOROTHY A. DUDICH “DEE DEE” (nee Demyan). Age 90. Beloved wife of the late John “JJ”. Dear sister in law of Mary Mihalak dec. (Frank dec.), Irene Mackiewicz dec. (Alex dec.) and Paul Dudich dec. (Mary Jane dec.). Dear aunt, great aunt and great great aunt of many.

FUNERAL MASS SAT. 01/02 AT 10AM AT ST. BRIDGET OF KILDARE PARISH PRECEDED BY VISITATION AT CHURCH AT 9:15AM. Entombment Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. If desired, donations can be made to St. Bridget liturgical fund 5620 Hauserman Rd. Parma, Oh 44130. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com.

SHERWOOD, Donovan H.

December 28, 2020

Donovan H. SHERWOOD, SR. Age 93, Beloved husband of the late Katherine (nee Armaro). Dearest father of Donovan Jr., Katherine Rush (Rick), Ronald (Laura) and Candy Skrobacz (Joe). Loving grandfather of 10, great grandfather of 10. Dear brother of Janice Peterson and Shirley Brumfield. US Army Vet.

VISITATION, WED. DEC. 30, 9:30-11:00 am WITH FUNERAL SERVICE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AT 11:00 am AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (BETW. SNOW & RIDGE). INTERMENT, BROOKLYN HEIGHTS CEMETERY. IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY PLEASE DUE TO COVID PROTOCOLS.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Western Reserve, Medina. To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com

EGIZII, Jacqueline G.

December 28, 2020

JACQUELINE G. EGIZII (nee Jacobs). Age 75. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Daniel (Treva), David (Lynn) and Lisa Thorp (John). Beloved grandmother of Michael, Brittani, Mathew, John, Anthony, Eva and Jillian and great grandmother of Emmalyn, Rosalie and Ellie. SERVICES PRIVATE. If desired, donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans. To offer condolences, visit www.zaborfh.com.

HATFIELD, Thomas D.

December 27, 2020

Thomas D. Hatfield age 72 lost his battle with Alzheimers and was called home to be with the Lord on 12/26/2020. Tom was a beloved husband to the late Peggy. He is also survived by his former spouse Donna whom he shared three children., Thomas Jr., Robert, and Maryellen. He was a Grandfather of five, Great Grandfather of two. Loving brother to Louise, Gracie and the late Sylvia. He was a beloved Uncle to many.
Tom was a peaceful,  hardworking man who loved the outdoors. He loved Nascar racing and telling jokes. Most of all he loved to laugh. He will be truly missed especially by those who loved hearing his laugh. Rest in paradise daddy-o! Until we meet again.
VISITATION 10AM-12PM WITH A 12PM SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30TH ALL AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA, OH 44129. INTERMENT NORTH ROYALTON CEMETERY.

ERMIDIS, Venizelos K. “Victor”

December 27, 2020

VENIZELOS “Victor” KONSTANDINOS ERMIDIS, age 75, of PARMA HTS., OHIO, passed away on December 23, 2020 peacefully and surrounded by his family.

Victor was born in Bessarabia, Romania on November 10, 1945.  As post WW II tensions increased his family was forced to flee via a prison train for a 12-day trek to Alma Ata, Kazakhstan in 1949. Years later they moved from Kazakhstan to Greece.  After many years of struggle and financial hardship with the help of his aunt Marika he eventually made his way to the USA.  On May 26, 1969 at age 24 he arrived in New York, NY, it was here he began his American Dream.

Victor worked at Ford Motor Company for 38 years while at the same time owning and operating Victorio’s Family Restaurant in Parma Heights, OH for 16 of those years.  He was the heart and soul of Victorio’s, always known for warmly greeting each patron and making everyone feel at home. 

Victor was fluent in 5 languages; English, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian and Romanian. He was strong in his faith and his heritage.  He loved to deliver passionate speeches, enjoyed playing cards at the kafenio, going to the casino, and throwing the largest most elaborate parties and dancing.  He loved watching Cleveland pro sports and in his younger years he was an avid soccer, hockey and volleyball player.

Along with his siblings, he shared a great passion for the Phoenix Greek Pontian Society where he was an active member for many years.  Victor and Bessie traveled far and near to celebrate their Greek culture through watching their grandkids, nieces and nephews dance to the Pontiako music. This brought him so much joy.

Above all he cherished his wife Bessie Ermidis (Geanneses) with whom he was married for 47 years, as well as his 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren.  His daughters are his proudest accomplishment. His happiest moments were shared with his family, friends, and his grandchildren.  He firmly believed that family was everything and that he was rich in life, not money.

Victor is survived by his wife Bessie; 4 children, Deanna Trihas (Pete), Sophia Kafantaris (George), Dina Mucciarone (Albert), Anna Stilianos (Steve); his 5 grandchildren, Kosta, Victor, Massimo, Miko and Zoe “Zoula”; his 2 brothers, Emmanuel Ermidis (Marina), John Ermidis (Yulia), his sisters Elaine Papadopoulos (Demetri) and Christina Blubaugh (Charlie); his nieces and nephews and many other family members and friends.  Victor is preceded in death by his parents, Constantinos and Diana Ermidis.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 2187 W. 14th Street, Cleveland, 44113.  Funeral Services will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. and the burial services will immediately follow at Saint Theodosius Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com

He will be missed but never forgotten.  We love you Baba. 

FILOUS, Frank G.

December 23, 2020

Frank G. FILOUS, age 99. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn. Loving father of Tom (dec.)(Audrey), Frank Jr. (Kathryn) and Diane Stromp (Bruce). Cherished grandfather of Brett, Brian, Jennifer (Chris), Jackie (Bryan), Stephanie (Patrick) and Tori (Carl). Dearest Great Grandfather of Nathan and Sophia and step great granddaughter Morgan. Dear brother of Leonard and the late Nelson, Raymond, Robert, George, Marianne and Mildred. Loving Uncle and friend to many.

WW II Army Vet, Chaplain of American Legion Post 703, Czech Society of America (Lodge) President, Holy Family Parish (Holy Name Society). 

Private Mass and cemetery services are being held. However, there will be a public memorial drive-by Visitation, MON. DEC. 28, (please be parked by 10:45 am) at The American Legion, Post 703, 7667 York Rd. Parma, 44129.

Donations in memory of Frank to: Holy Family Parish (Parma), American Legion Post 703 (Parma) and Wounded Warrior Project. 

To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

HESS, Robert L.

December 21, 2020

Robert Leighton Hess age 83 of Parma, is the beloved husband of Lois (nee Megesi) for 62 years. He was the proud Father of Bonnie (Bill) Rich, Bob (Sherri) Hess, David (Louise) Hess, Donna (Mike) Staufer, Pam (Tom) Hassel, and Patti (Tom) Mullikin, a very special Papa of Melissa (Dan) Stickel, Bobby (Kristine) Hess, Meggie (Zach, deceased) Lanum, Heather Staufer, Kelly Staufer (Sarah Morris), Erin (Mike) Bruscino, Dominic Hess, Mikey Staufer, Emily Rich, Dustin Nelson, Nolan Hassel, Lily Nelson, Amanda Rich, Shannon Hassel, Hannah Hess, Olivia Nelson, Sarah Hess, Alaina Nelson and Rebecca Hess and proud Great Grandfather of 15 and more to come. Oldest brother of Sue Dorn (deceased), Glenn Hess, Valerie Mazzeo, Ruth Czarnota, and Ernie Hess (deceased). Bob was also a respected member of the IUEC local 17 as an elevator mechanic for 42 years, a veteran of the Ohio Air National Guard, an avid golfer, and car enthusiast. His life was taken on December 16, 2020 due to COVID-19.

VISITATION MON. 12/28 FROM 3-7 AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME. FUNERAL MASS TUES. AT 11:30AM AT HOLY FAMILY PARMA. To offer condolences visit www.zaborfh.com

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WICHERT, Howard J.

December 18, 2020

Howard J. “Howie” WICHERT, age 77. Beloved father of Brett (Christine), Matthew (Jennifer), Remi Stefanski (Ryan) and Paul Ballachino (Dawn). Loving grandfather of Justin, Hunter, Isabelle, Thomas, Camden and Chloe. Dearest brother of Edwin (Luba) and Robert (deceased)(Marge). Former husband of Valerie Cunningham and Ellen Reppa. Dear uncle and friend to many. 

An elite conversationalist and friend known for his smile and laugh. A Cleveland sports enthusiast, prolific card player, and food connoisseur. A present and loving father who was consistently quotable. “You’re my horse, even if you never win a race”. 

Private services are being held. A public celebration of life is being held at a later date. To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com

NASO, Raymond C.

December 18, 2020

Raymond Carl NASO, 69 years old of Seven Hills, was born on March 16, 1951 in Garfield Heights and entered into heaven on December 17, 2020. Preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Marie (nee Serio) and his brother, Carl (aged 8). He is survived by his wife, Denise (nee Rieger), daughter Angela Amaddio (Jon), son Christopher, daughter Margaret and step son Bryan Kovach; grandchildren, Mia, Dominic, step grandchildren Kyrstin (Carl), Devin and Zona. Dear brother to Richard (Donna) and Charles (Marianne). Uncle to Jennifer (Matthew), Timothy (Erin), Kathleen (Kevin), Christa (Tyson), Michael and Matthew. Great uncle, cousin, and dear friend to many. 

Ray was a veteran of the US Navy, Vietnam and proud of his service. He loved to eat, play golf and watch the Cleveland Browns. He was a faithful servant of the Lord and a long time member of St Anthony’s Parish, Parma OH. He was a comical spirit who could make anyone laugh. Above all, he loved his family, especially his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by many.

A public visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 AM on Tues. Dec. 22 at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge) followed by a private Mass and private Burial. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com