THOMPSON, Randall D.

January 28, 2022

RANDALL D. THOMPSON. Age 72. Beloved son of Bernie and Gertrude Thompson (nee Walters). Beloved husband of Lavonda “Kay” Dingess. Loving father of Jordan (Kristen). Beloved grandfather of Riley and Jordan Jr. Dear brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

VISITATION MON. 1/31 FROM 10-11AM WITH AN 11AM SERVICE ALL AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. To offer condolences, visit www.zaborfh.com.

MARTINEZ, Dean M. “Dino”

January 25, 2022

DEAN “DINO” MICHAEL MARTINEZ, age 60. 

Born July 17, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. Passed away in his home January 24, 2022 surrounded by family.

Loving husband to Christine Niedzielski. Loving father to Dean Martinez Jr. (Nedjet), Joseph Martinez, and Briana Martinez. Loving grandfather to eight grandchildren. Loving brother to Robin McCorkhill, Michael Terlacher (Tracey), Martin McCorkhill (deceased), Kimra Campanella (Chip), Tanya Crawford (Craig), Manual Jr. (Kathy), and Marilyn Martinez-Brown. Loving Uncle to seven nephews and a friend to all.

Dino was a hard working man his entire life and generous with both his time and his friendship. One of his greatest joys was his Harley motorcycle and the feeling of freedom that it gave him. May he rest in peace with the Angels.

VISITATION, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 4:00-7:30 PM FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY THE FUNERAL SERVICE AT 7:30, ALL AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL ROAD, PARMA. IN BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW ROADS.

NAMENYI, Judit

January 25, 2022

Judit Namenyi (nee Elkan). Age 66, born in Budapest, Hungary. Peacefully passed away on January 24, 2022.  She was the beloved wife of Istvan Namenyi and loving mother of Eva Pentsa (John). She will be dearly missed by all. Visitation will be on Friday, January 28th from 10-11:00am with a  service immediately following at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, OH (between Ridge and Snow).  Burial procession to Eastlawn Memory Gardens, 2869 Grafton Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212.  Reception will be held at Apostolic Christian Church of West Akron, 4770 Copley Rd., Akron, OH 44321 for family and friends.

Offer condolences below and if desired contact Filer’s Florist to order flowers 440-884-4700

BRENO, Charles J.

January 21, 2022

Charles J. BRENO, age 92. Beloved husband of the late Jeanne (nee Kneier) and brother in law of Irene Kneier. Beloved companion of Delores Bondra and her son David Mondrack. Dearest father of Ronald (deceased)(Cynthia), Gary (Linda), Susan Breno (Denny), and Timothy (Gayle). Loving grandfather of 6, great grandfather of 6, and great great grandfather of 1. Dear brother of Raymond, Robert, Gloria Stelmach, Shirley Fichter, and the late Eugene.  

VISITATION, MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 9:00-10:00 AM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL ROAD PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW ROADS). FUNERAL MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL TO FOLLOW, 10:30 AM, AT ST. BRIDGET OF KILDARE PARISH. INTERMENT, HOLY CROSS CEMETERY.

 

REPP, Carole M.

January 20, 2022

CAROLE M. REPP (nee Jarab). Age 89. Beloved mother of Paula Creasy (Allen Jr. deceased), Phillip (Linda), Holly Gaglione (Carl), and Jennifer Trsek. Loving grandmother of Erica Hudson (Edward), Allen III, Phillip Jr., John, Brandon, Dylan, John, Casandra, Cally, and Megan and great grandmother of 12. Dear sister and aunt. MEMORIAL VISITATION 4-7 FOLLOWED BY A 7PM SERVICE ALL AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME ON WED. 1/26. To offer condolences visit www.zaborfh.com

ZAMBLAUSKAS, Alex J. Sr.

January 20, 2022

Alex J. ZAMBLAUSKAS, Sr. age 80. Beloved husband of 55 years to Cathie A. (nee Wieland). Dearest father of Alex J. Jr. (Sue). Loving grandfather of Alex III (Halle) and Rebecca. Dear brother, uncle, and friend to many. 

VISITATION, TUES. JAN. 25, 5:00-7:30 PM FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY A 7:30 SERVICE ALL AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA, (BETW. SNOW & RIDGE). 

To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

MASSEY, Alice M.

January 20, 2022

Alice May (nee Mootz) MASSEY passed away on January 17, of natural causes. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, February 5, at The Freedom Church of God, 12401 Cooley Ave, Cleveland, 44111. A luncheon will be held directly afterwards in the church fellowship hall. 
Alice was born in Chicago on February 1, 1930. She was married to Marple Massey in August 1969; they were married 35 years. Alice worked as a waitress at the Colony restaurant in Cleveland. She was known for her humor and practical jokes. Alice came to know her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in 1976 which transformed her life. From that point on, she lived her life for Him in all she did.
Alice is survived by her step children David Massey (Tina), Kathy Hitchcock, grandchildren, William Lightner (Tammy), Robert Lightner (Nicole), Elizabeth Lightner, Joseph Massey (Nichole), Steven Massey, Sara Massey, Kyle Hitchcock, great grandchildren, Kenny Lightner, Kinley Lightner, Waylon Massey, Ellie Massey and many loving nieces and nephews. Alice is preceded in death by her parents Albert Mootz, Helen Barton, and step children; Diane Lightner (William), Bruce Massey and her beloved husband Marple Massey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alice’s name may be given to The Freedom Church of God, 12401 Cooley Ave. Cleveland, 44111 for their ministry visiting shut-ins, hospitals, and nursing homes. Alice was a part of this ministry and received their love and visits faithfully until her passing into the presence of her Lord.
Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

PRIVETT, Patricia

January 15, 2022

Patricia “Pat” Marie Privett, 78, of Cleveland, OH, was carried home in the arms of her Savior on January 14, 2022 while surrounded by loved ones in her home.

Pat was born on January 8th, 1944 and adopted by her loving parents Imbro “Jim” and Sally Kovacevic. She loved her parents dearly and had the most special relationship with her father who doted on her with loving affection. Pat attended East High School, where she was set up on a blind date with her sweetheart, Tom and they were inseparable from that moment on. The two were married in 1961 and built a beautiful life over the next 61 years. Tom and Pat were the epitome of high school sweethearts, with a deep and precious love for one another through thick and thin.

Pat was considered a professional shopper by all who knew her. She would browse the racks for hours seeking out the best deal. Then, when wearing her latest purchase, she would proudly share the story of her bargain buy and point out the details in the stitching, brand, and cut of the fabric. During a famous shopping trip, Pat went in to browse and Tom remained in the car to read his book. Tom apparently dozed off because hours later he woke up in the dark with Pat still perusing the racks. Other favorite pastimes included gardening and cooking. She was known for her potato pancakes, roast beef and blueberry Jell-O.

Pat was a devoted mother to her two daughters, Kimmy (Danny) Ruben and Karen (Raymond) Smosarski. She was the fun and cool mom, carting kids around to skating rinks and rocking the latest hair trend, often proudly dyed by Tom at their kitchen table. She was a supportive and loving grandmother to Leah (Chris) Ruben, Daniel (Christina) Ruben, Olivia (Correy) Scally, and Josh (Audrey) Smosarski and great-grandma to Stella Smosarski. Pat was nicknamed “Grandma with the Sheep” by her grandchildren; a name that stuck due to the large stuffed sheep displayed in her living room. She was preceded in death by her biological brother Michael and her great-grandson, Wyatt Smosarski.

It was Pat’s joy to have the opportunity to connect with many members of her birth family including her siblings Paula, Patrick, and Michael as well as her cousin Debbie and her family. She cherished the relationships she developed with all of them and was thankful to have found additional family members that welcomed her with open arms.

Above all else, Pat loved Jesus. She often called him, “My Jesus” which speaks to the intimate fellowship and love she had for her Savior. Pat spent countless hours sitting in her recliner with her favorite hymns on repeat. Pat was a prayer warrior and once famously told her family that she “prayed so hard she gave herself a migraine.” Her fervent and persistent prayer carried her friends and family through many joys and trials. As the leader of a prayer chain, she ensured all needs and requests were communicated and prayed for. One evening, Tom came downstairs at 4:00 am to find Pat rifling through her Bible, searching out the perfect verse in response to the most recent prayer requests. Even as she lost her sight, she continued to initiate the prayer chain by picking up the phone and sharing the requests with her group. In her final days, when reminded about how much Jesus loves her, she proclaimed “I know that with my whole heart, my whole soul.”

Her family rests in the assurance that Pat is singing hymns in the presence of her Father. She was a spiritual rock and discipled those in her life by her example of loving her family, serving in any way she can, and walking closely with Jesus. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

Visitation Tues. 1/18 from 2-4 and 6-8 at Zabor Funeral Home. Service Wed. at the funeral home at 10:30am. Interment Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.

MASSARI, Dennis S. “Denny”

January 13, 2022

Dennis S. “Denny” MASSARI, age 68. Beloved husband of 43 years to Paula (nee Nahory). Loving son of the late Mario and Elia (nee Rondini). Dearest brother of Diane, David (deceased), Linda (Jim), Larry, Tom (Denise), Mark (Angel), and Jim. Dear son in law of James Nahory and Elvera (deceased). Brother in law of Diane. Dear uncle, great uncle, and friend to many.
Denny was an ornamental plasterer for over 40 years. He was a native Clevelander who retired as a Master Plasterer and tradesman. He worked on construction and building but also pursued his passion for music and guitars by rebuilding and restoring them as well.

Denny played guitar for over 40 years. He is one of the most beloved musicians in Cleveland due to his ability to welcome other musicians to the stage, his ability to play with others, and encourage others.

He played in many different bands and played in many different genres. He hosted a Jam Night for 15 plus years. Denny deeply touched many people through his music. He always was available for beginners, inspiring them, showing them tips and techniques as well as instrument advice. He enjoyed mentoring others in their musical journey.

Denny wrote his own music as well. He played the classics, but most of all he played the blues with his heart and soul tapped into every note. In honor of his late brother Dave, Denny wrote a blues song “Thinking of Dave.” The song was played frequently at his gigs.

Denny was loved not only for his talent but the joy that he shared, through his laughter, his smile and his outlook on life. He enjoyed life and loved his family, friends, and fellow musicians.

His welcome smile, laughter, talent, and stage presence connected the fans to him and his music as they came a away with a feeling of joy.

Denny will be missed by his band mates in “MOJO Honey” and all of the fans and musicians who have heard and played with him.

Denny passed away on Jan. 7. PRIVATE SERVICES WERE HELD. PUBLIC TRIBUTE TO BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.

To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com

BONZA, Vivian H.

January 12, 2022

VIVIAN HELEN BONZA (nee Mueller). Age 92. Born July 24th, 1929. Beloved wife of John for 57 years. Dear daughter of the late Eric and Mimi Mueller (nee Heine). Loving mother of Dr. Elise J. Geither (Jeff), and John Eric (Dr. Sarah). Dear sister of Joyce Wiley (Ken deceased), and Karen Reilly (Jack). Beloved grandmother to Chloe, Claire, Violet, Eric John (E.J.), and Zaidee. Also survived by in laws, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Graduated from John Adams H.S., Baldwin Wallace College, BA in Education, and Kent State University MA in English. Taught for 1 year in Colorado, and 1 year at J.F. Rhodes High School, then spent the remaining 23 years teaching at Parma H.S. and Valley Forge H.S. and teaching and tutoring at Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus. While at Valley Forge H.S., she taught English in the Arts Seminar where honor students took Honors English, Art, and Music and then had a weekend trip each semester to New York City to go to museums, and Broadway shows.

Visitation Sunday, January 16th from 1-4pm at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, Oh (between Ridge and Snow). Interment and service Monday at Sunset Memorial Park at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Parma South Presbyterian 6155 Pearl Rd. Parma Heights, Oh 44130 or Kemper House 10890 Prospect Rd. Strongsville, Oh 44149. To offer condolences visit www.zaborfh.com.