DOWNS, Thomas E.

December 30, 2021

Thomas E. DOWNS, age 77. Beloved son of the late Wilbur E. and Laverne F. (nee Block). Dearest brother of Ernest (Sheila), Lois Hauck (Terrence) and Joann. Cherished uncle, great uncle and great great uncle of many. Dear cousin and friend to many.

FUNERAL MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL, MON. JAN. 3, 10:00 AM AT ST. BRIDGET OF KILDARE PARISH. VISITATION AT CHURCH, ONE HOUR PRIOR TO MASS FROM 9:00-10:00 AM. INTERMENT, HOLY CROSS CEMETERY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tom’s name may be made to the charity or non-profit of your choice. Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com 

BISCHOFF, Joseph L.

December 30, 2021

Joseph L. BISCHOFF, age 76. Former husband of Lynne. Dearest father of Mark (Linda) and Jeff (Bernadette). “Grandpa Joe” to Melissa, Charlie, Ava, and Aila. Loving brother of Rose Kronen (Bill, deceased). Dear uncle of Steven, Glenn and the late Tammy. Long time companion of Linda. Joseph passed away, Dec. 28.

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

WOLF, John B.

December 30, 2021

John Bernard Wolf – 66

John “Jack” Wolf, a lover of all things summer and sun, claimed his beach chair at the swimming pool in the sky on Sunday, December 26, 2021. He just couldn’t stand the thought of another Cleveland winter, and who could blame him? John was the third born of Doris and Bob Sr., first brightening their life on August 20, 1955. They were thrilled to finally get a cute child in the family and this charm never seemed to fade throughout his life.

John spent his childhood with big brothers, Bob (Veronica) Wolf, Jr. and Greg (Laura) Wolf in Broadview Heights. Born and raised on music, he naturally took to the concert scene, a passion that never left him. Among his favorite bands were the Rolling Stones, Disturbed, Ozzy Osbourne, Tool, Shinedown, and later, Eminem. With big hair and big dreams, he chased a career as an auto body man. John used his artistry to build, fabricate, and restore classic cars and eventually opened his own shop, Wolf’s Auto Body.

John’s enthusiasm and patience for his craft prepared him for starting his family. After high school, he married his sweetheart, Kimberly Petrak and befriended her brother, Mike “MP” Petrak. The Wolfs were always the life of the party. Many weekends were spent at the family pool and if you were there, you were family. His nephews and niece—Bobby III, Anthony, Gregory and Shelly—spent a lot of time splashing and laughing along with the adults.

John cherished those close to him. His two boys, Justin (39) and Nick (33), put about a bazillion miles on the family car while he drove them all over for their hockey practices and games. With nothing more than a paper map, he would drive his sons to multiple states without getting lost. Needless to say, Justin and Nick never missed a game.

Yet another skill that would carry him into the next chapter of his life was becoming a grandpa. John’s fondness for hockey solidified even further with the addition of his grandson and best friend, Peyton Joseph Wolf. Peyton and John were two peas in a pod and enthusiastic partners in crime. Case in point: they were repeat offenders at Dairy Queen and often fit in some Putt-Putt golf before the authorities arrived. Like he did with his sons, John drove Peyton everywhere. “Papa Wolf” seldom missed a game. Whether it was hockey or baseball, you could count on him being there. These long days spent sitting in the stands enriched his life and everyone around him. He was part of the team. John’s dedication and love of sport inspired Justin and Nick to become hockey coaches. For John, there was no escaping the hockey rink and he was happy with that. No doubt he will be looking down on them with a smile as they continue this important family tradition.

He loved his fine-looking family, and that included the smart and talented women his sons fell in love with. He treated Lindsey (Justin) and Mel (Nick) like his own daughters and they in turn loved him like a father, enduring his exaggerations and over sharing. John lived his life in the moment. He loved joking around with everyone, he was a big fan of animals and had many pets, including cats, dogs, fish, and a six-foot iguana. John was also talented in cooking and gardening. His residential offices recognized and awarded multiple accolades for his gorgeous plants. Jack liked the $100 gift card that came with the awards the best. At nearly every family gathering, he arrived armed with his famous grape leaves. These, like his other aforementioned passions, live on in the hearts of his boys, siblings, and close family and friends.

It’s impossible to capture every unique trait of John’s but while we have your attention, it’s important to also commemorate his quirks. Ya know, his hilarious graphic tees with the sleeves cut off, the way you could predict his response, but you provided the set up anyway, or how he was always primed and ready to get lucky…scratching lottery tickets! John no doubt put up a fight when the angels came to chauffeur him home—he rarely gave up the driver’s seat and certainly was not ready to leave the ones he loved. His sudden loss is grieved by so many who now, begrudgingly, have to start bringing their own candy and jokes everywhere.

Calling hours will be held from 2:00 to 5:30 pm on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Zabor Funeral Home in Parma, Ohio. Tributes will commence at 5:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in John’s name toward a trust fund for his dearest Wolfie, Peyton.

Potluck and Meal, Visits @ Barons Bus Arena (Maverick Volleyball Center-Next Door) 5310 Hauserman Rd. Cleveland, OH 44130-1234 Directly following the Tributes at Zabors.

BUEHNER, Francine M. “Fran”

December 28, 2021

Francine M. “Fran” BUEHNER, age 68. Derest mother of Darrel Wright. Loving grandmother of Marissa, Reagan and Tiara. Dear sister of Eileen Spada, Alan (Rosemary, deceased), Dale (Marianne), Brian (Marita), Thomas (Donna), Edwin (Elaine), Marie Vetrano (Dene), Paul (Kim), Raymond, Frank (Lisa) and Charles (Dawn). Dear companion of Vinny. Dear aunt and friend to many. 

VISITATION, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2-4 AND 6-8 PM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA, 44129, BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW ROADS. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 10:00 AM AT ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CHURCH, PARMA. INTERMENT, RESTHAVEN CEMETERY, AVON.

 

CEHELNIK, Jonathan P.

December 23, 2021

Jonathan P. CEHELNIK, age 38. Beloved son of Sandra (David Prince) and George P. (Judy). Loving brother of Jennifer O’Banion and George M. (Jenn), Duane, and Taylor. Loving uncle of Lauren, Tyler, Cooper, Kane, Katie and Aria. Cousin of Amanda. Grandson of Laura Prince. Dear companion of “Daisy & Bauer”. 

VISITATION, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 4-8 PM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL ROAD, PARMA, 44129,  BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW ROADS. PLEASE MEET THE FAMILY AT CHURCH FOR THE MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 10:00 AM AT ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH, Brooklyn. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. 

To offer condolences and for directions please visit www.ZaborFH.com

HARDING, Virginia B.

December 15, 2021

Virginia Belle Harding (nee Goldenbogen), age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. She was predeceased by husband Billy J. Harding and daughter Heidi Harding. Loving mother of Curt (Susan), Joe (Denise) and Jay. Loving grandmother of Jordan, Ian, Brian, Tyler, Renee and Riley. Dear sister of Pat and Judith. The family wishes to send a special thank you to Robbin, a dear friend. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Cleveland Food Bank. Funeral service and interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery 10175 Rawiga Rd. Seville, Oh 44273 on Tuesday, December 21st at 1:15pm. Offer condolences below.

JECH, Marian F.

December 15, 2021

Marian Frances Jech (nee Baker), 94 passed away in the presence of her children on December 10, 2021. Known for her ever-present smile, Marian embraced all she met and befriended those who were shunned, bringing her kindness and optimism into their lives. Preceded in death by her brother George Baker and her husband of 62 years William James Jech. Marian was blessed with 3 children, Marilyn, Adrienne Miller (Skip), and William (Kathy Holliday-Jech); 5 grandchildren, Chip Miller (Beth Siegfried Miller), Dan Miller, James Jech, Margaret Jech, and Natalie Lindquist (Bryan); and three great- grandchildren, Melanie, Kane and Axel Miller. Marian was a Cleveland native, West Tech graduate and life-long artist. She worked at Manning Studios until marriage and taught an art class at the Brooklyn Senior Center. She continued utilizing her talents throughout her lifetime by volunteering for projects at church, creating her own Christmas cards for 40 years, and assisting her son with the occasional overdue high school art project. She painted many portraits by request including her grandson’s favorite, Ozzy Osbourne. Her independence as a strong woman was demonstrated in 1949 when she purchased property in Marblehead Ohio where husband Bill with the help of family, built a cottage from the ground up. The cottage became a family gathering place for over 50 years. Marian and Bill also enjoyed traveling the country in their trailer. Marian had a deep faith and adhered to a lengthy daily prayer ritual. She influenced the spirituality of her nieces and nephews by gathering the extended family on Christmas Eve for church. She organized many excursions for her kids, their friends and extended family to the beach, zoos, amusement parks and downtown Cleveland to shop and view Christmas windows. When Marian moved on to residential living, she made it a point to immediately memorize the names of her neighbors. Her patience was infinite, her glass always full, and her prayers all-inclusive. SERVICE ARE PRIVATE. A public memorial service will be held at some time in the future. If desired, donations may be made to Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, 4515 Superior Ave, Cleveland OH, 44103. To offer condolences visit www.zaborfh.com.

NICHOLAS, Theresa A.

December 14, 2021

Theresa A. NICHOLAS, (nee Tilrico) age 97, passed away Dec. 12, 2021. Beloved Wife of 63 years to the late Thomas Nicholas. Devoted Mother of Maryann (Richard), John (Peggy), Rosie (Al), Tommy (deceased), and Ray (Rebecca). Loving Grandmother of 11, Great Grandmother of 17, and Great Great Grandmother of 3.  Beloved Sister to deceased Brothers and Sisters and friend to many. During World War II, Theresa was a Rosie The Riveter working in the factories which produced many munitions and war supplies. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Family, at 3310 Liggett Drive, Parma, OH 44134 for a Tombstone.
Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, December 18th at 10:00 am at St. Francis De Sales Church, 3434 George Ave. Parma, Oh 44134. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION, Friday 4-8 at The ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, Oh 44129 (between Ridge and Snow Roads). To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

BRAGG, Shirley A.

December 14, 2021

SHIRLEY A. BRAGG (nee Boardwine). Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Curtis C. Loving mother of Sandra Adams (Tom), Curtis (Cindy), James (deceased), Keith (Karen), and Crystal Beck (Rob). Beloved grandmother of 18 and great grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Betty Martin (Troy) and Henry Boardwine (Alice).

VISITATION FRIDAY 12/17 FROM 10-11AM FOLLOWED BY AN 11AM SERVICE ALL AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, Oh 44129. Interment at 2:30pm at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. For more on Shirley’s life and to offer condolences visit www.zaborfh.com.

REDDISH, Anthony F.

December 10, 2021

Anthony F. REDDISH, age 84, passed away Dec. 5, 2021. Beloved husband of 61 years to the late Flora J. Reddish (nee Macgregor). Devoted father of Anthony R. (Debbie), David, and Susan (James) Galler. Loving grandfather of Nicholas and Ryan Galler. Dear brother of Carmen (Geraldine) and the late Philip (Claire). Uncle, cousin and friend to many, he will be greatly missed. 

VISITATION, THURS. DEC. 16, 4-7 PM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (BETW. SNOW & RIDGE). FUNERAL MASS, FRI. DEC. 17, 10 AM AT ST. BRIDGET OF KILDARE PARISH, 5620 HAUSERMAN RD., PARMA. INTERMENT, HOLY CROSS CEMETERY. 

To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com