Olivia D Burris


Olivia Delight Burris (nee Warnick) was born to Homer and Catherine Warnick on April 2nd, 1939. Olivia was a sister to Harold, Harriet, Betty, and Catherine. She was a loving wife to Jimmy Ray Burris for 57 years. Olivia was a devoted mother to her six children, a grandmother to ten, and a great grandmother to five. "You are the Wind Beneath Our Wings". She was a beloved aunt, cousin, and friend of many. She passed away on September 7th, 2019 at the age of 80. Funeral Services Thursday September 12 at 10AM at DONLON FUNERAL HOME 15408 TRISKETT RD where family will receive friends on Wednesday September 11, 4-8PM.

Stanley J. Palka


Stanley J. Palka, 70, passed away on Friday August 23rd. Cherished husband of Maria "Cookie" (nee Pavicic). Devoted father of Grace Mehal (Henry), Gregory (Renee) and Alex. Loving Papa of Kayleigh and Jacob. Dear brother of Kathy Cotleur (Steve), Larry, and Maureen (Bryan). Favorite uncle and best friend of everyone. Funeral Mass Wednesday August 28th at 10AM at St. Brendan's Church. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Family will receive friends at DONLON FUNERAL HOME 15408 TRISKETT RD. Tuesday 5-9PM.

Mary Udell


Mary Udell (nee Fazekas), age 81 of Parma, passed away July 27, 2019. Devoted wife of 65 years to George Udell. Loving mother of LaVerne Udell, Karen Udell(deceased), Robert Udell(deceased), Eleanor Pintola(James), and Mary M. Udell. Cherished grandmother of Scott Schillinger(Cyndi), Christopher Schillinger(Missy), Michael Udell, Marc Udell(Jill), Anthony Pintola and Nicholas George Kissel(deceased). Proud great-grandmother of 12. Mary also leaves behind her beloved sisters Elizabeth Bobrovsky(Dan) and Julie Halsak(Terry) and her brother Stephen Fazekas(Darlene). Mary was also a dear aunt and great-aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was born on June 11, 1938 in Hungary and was preceded in death by her parents Gustav and Julia (nee Demeter) Fazekas. Mary was the center of her family and a constant source of love, strength and support for her children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 3rd at 12noon at ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 PEARL RD.(BETW. SNOW & RIDGE) PARMA, OH 44129 where family will receive friends from 11AM until the time of service. Interment immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Edward Bartley Kilbane


Edward Bartley Kilbane, age 84, passed away on Friday July 19th.Loving and Cherished father of Kathleen Kilbane-Hlebak (Kenneth-deceased), Megin Kilbane, and Molly Sedar (Matthew). Dearest grandfather of Kristopher Hlebak, Korey Hlebak, Lauren Jusko (Jeff Bergant), Ryan Jusko (Sara Schreckengost), Thomas Jusko, Kathleen Comp (Brice), Morgan Sedar and Kara Sedar. Great-grandfather of 7. Funeral Mass to be held at a later date. Interment Private. Memorial donations to Hospice of The Western Reserve (hospicewr.org). Arrangements by DONLON FUNERAL HOME 216-251-7300.


Richard A. Russ

Richard A. Russ, age 72 passed away on Saturday June 8th. Loving
husband of Mimi (nee Vinci). Devoted father of Richard J. (deceased)
and Ronald J. (Maureen). Cherished grandfather of Emma, Casey, Bailey,
Madison(deceased), Jack(deceased), and Lexi. Dear brother of
Robert(deceased) and Thomas(Sandy). Uncle, great-uncle and Honored
Godfather of many. Funeral Mass Saturday June 22nd at 10AM at St.
Ambrose Church 929 Pearl Rd. Brunswick. Interment Private.

Audrey Mae Vargo


Audrey Mae Vargo, who was born in 1930, and enjoyed fondest memories with loving family in Johnstown, Pa, before graduating from Lincoln High and becoming long-time Cleveland resident, passed away May 15th,2019. Predeceased by parents Mark and Mildred (Grove) Rich; husbands Paul Balaschak and John Vargo, and siblings Cora (Daniel) Antel and James (Ramona) Rich. Survived by much-loved sister Charlyne Sadano and loving daughters Lauren Broderick (Chuck Vergon) and Susan Balaschak (Erica Keck); and grandchildren Sarah (Joel) Raabe and Jeremiah Broderick, as well as numerous caring nieces and nephews. Audrey was a devoted member of Bethany English Lutheran Church, 15460 Triskett Road, Cleveland 44111, where services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, May 17th. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bethany Memorial Fund.

Shirley I. Cowen

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Shirley I. Cowen, age 89, passed away on May 9th. Loving wife of the late Gilbert. Cherished mother of Tim (Pat), Jeff(Cindy), Sharon Bernstein(Rich), Sheila Henson(Bob) and Jon(Kim). Devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother of many.  Funeral Services Sat May 18 at 2PM at DONLON FUNERAL HOME 15408 TRISKETT RD. Internment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12noon until time of service at 2PM.



Larry Squires, age 68, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday May 5th. Devoted husband of the late Judy (nee Matousek). Greatest Dad to Sheila Plumley (Mark). Dearly beloved brother of Bob (Chris), Tom (Eileen), Sue Donatelli (Vic) and the late Mike. Uncle, great-uncle, and friend to many. Proud brother by choice to ICMC, IMRG 1901, and IMRG 1946. VISITATION, SATURDAY MAY 11th 2-4 &6-8PM  AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (BET. SNOW AND RIDGE). MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL MONDAY MAY 13 AT ST. LEO THE GREAT CHURCH (BROADVIEW RD) INTERMENT OHIO WESTERN RESERVE NATIONAL CEMETERY.

John M. Schill

John M. Schill,”Pillsbury”, 54, beloved son of the late Edward and Janice(nee
Manley). Loving brother of Lori Dines(Earl), Ed(Sandy),Pauline,Bob,
Bill, Tommy,Pete,Allison,David and Rusty. Dear nephew of Deacon
William (Suzanne),Chuck and June Schill. Uncle of Aaron,
Philip,Christian,Kelly,Christina and Stephanie. Family will receive
friends at DONLON FUNERAL HOME 15408 TRISKETT RD. Sunday April 28
4-6PM with services being held at 6PM.

Geraldine Payne

Geraldine Marie Payne (Gerry), age 95 passed away on March 10, 2019. Born on Februsry 18th, 1924, she grew up near E.116th and Miles Ave on Cleveland’s eastside in a multigenerational home. She later moved to the westside near Fairview Hospital where she worked until her retirement.

Gerry was av avid traveler even before she worked as a travel agent, visiting Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada and California when Disneyland first opened. Gerry also loved playing the piano and was an accompanist for the Independence children’s chorus in the late 1950’s and for the Sweet Adelinesin in the 1970’s.

No celebration of Gerry would be complete without acknowledging her role as favorite aunt and cousin. Gerry was a prankster and family get-togethers in Twin Lakes with her great aunt Nellie Hawkins and the Gleason cousins always had an element of mischief. For her nieces and nephews, weekends in the Miles Ave house were an adventure away from parental supervision: staying up late to watch TV, snaks like potato chips and pop, after dinner ice cream trips, exploring the 4 story house and 3 barns.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Colletta (Nugent) Payne, brothers Clifford A. Payne(Kathryn) and Finley B. Payne (Lillian) and a nephew Gary Robert Payne. Gerry is survived by 5 nieces and nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews and 16 great-nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass Saturday May 18th at 8AM at St. Mary of the Falls Church 25615 Bagley Rd.


Florence Tak, 86, daughter of the late Rose and Anthony Tak; sister of the late Robert Tak; aunt to Anthony (Angie) Tak; great-aunt to Michael, Jessica, Hannah, Kaylee and Rylee. Visitation Tuesday, February 19th from 9-11AM at VITO-NERO FUNERAL HOME, 6130 TURNEY RD., GARFIELD HTS. (TWO BLOCKS SOUTH OF ROCKSIDE), Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family request donations to Jennings Assisted Living 10204 Granger Rd. Garfield Hts., OH 44125.



Sharon Gullette, 53, of Cleveland, passed away on February 11th, 2019. Beloved wife of Doug Gullette, loving mother of Shane,Justin(deceased), Cody (deceased), Ryan(deceased), Kaitlyn (Mohamed),Austin, Shannon, Quinn, and Megan; daughter of Mildred andRonald(deceased) Fischbach, grandmother to Jameson. Loving aunt, sister and friend to many. Family will receive friends at DONLON FUNERAL HOME 15408 TRISKETT RD. Sunday 5-8PM. Memorial Mass Monday February 18th at 10AM at St. Mel Church 14436 Triskett Rd.

Walter Fallon


Walter Fallon age 93, passed away on Wednesday February 6th at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Kay(nee Nichols). Loving father of Paul, Tim(dec), Ann,Maureen Weber (Greg) and Sean(dec)(Debbie). Cherished grandfather of Sean and Alyssa Fallon, Sarah and Nathan Weber and Lamar Cole. Great-grandfather of Adrien. Brother of Bernadette Dowling and the late Edward, Thomas and Catherine Claus. Uncle and great uncle to many. Funeral Mass Saturday February 9th at 10AM at Our Lady of the Angels Church 3644 Rocky River Dr. where family will receive friend from 9-10AM. Interment Private. ARRANGEMENT BY DONLON FUNERAL HOME 216-251-7300.

Jean McGrath


Jean T. McGrath (nee Snyder) age 92, beloved wife of the late Thomas
F. Devoted mother of Kelly Kovacs (Stephen), Michael P. (deceased),
Susan A., Christine A. and Ann M. Grandmother of Michael II
(Christine) and Molly Horman (Joshua).Great-grandmother of 2. Sister
of Paul A. Snyder and the following deceased: Frank V., Sister Anne
Marie, O.P., James M., Dorothy M.McCarthy, Joseph I, James J., and
Joseph T. Sister-in-law to Josephine (Honey) and Martha. Aunt to many.
Jean loved to sing and everyone she met became a friend. A Special
THANK YOU to Ennis Court-Her final home-who cared for her and loved
her. Funeral Mass Monday January 28 at 10AM at St. Mel Church 14436
Triskett Rd. Family will receive friends at DONLON FUNERAL HOME 15408