Arthur M Dittert

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Arthur M Dittert has left an In Memory comment for Gloria Martin Sturm.
Jun 30, 2022 at 9:54 AM

STURM GLORIA JEAN STURM (nee Martin), beloved wife of James; dear mother of Holly Ludwig (husband Randy) and Susan Sferrazza (husband Mike); loving grandmother of Dylan Ludwig, Noelle Ludwig and Steven Sferrazza; daughter of Arthur Martin and the late Margaret Martin; sister of Elaine Pekoc, Arthur Martin and Louis V. Martin; and loving aunt. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010, 6-8:30 P.M. AT THE NICOL-WELLS-KLOSS FUNERAL HOME, 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND AND BRAINARD) FOLLOWED BY A FUNERAL SERVICE AT 8:30 P.M.

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May 10, 2022 at 12:15 PM

Susan T Diener was the beloved daughter of the late Blanche and Stanley Diener, sister of Jim Diener, sister-in-law of Nathalie Diener, aunt of Ken, Lakshmi, Sam, and Ruth, great aunt of Claire, Jesse, Mason, Joe, Sasha, and Allison.


Susan was born on July 29th 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio and died Wednesday May 4th 2022. Susan spent her early childhood in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.

Susan was a graduate of Shaker Heights High School. She attended Carnegie Mellon University and then moved to Sugarbush, Vermont. Susan spent most of her adult life in the Amherst, Massachusetts area, with short periods of time in Oregon and California. Susan worked at various jobs including being a nanny and house and dog sitting. She greatly enjoyed playing the piano, composing her own music, yoga, and dancing. She died May 4, 2022 in JGS Lifecare in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, where she received excellent care.

Contributions in her memory should be donated to the Sunny Meadow Sanctuary, 260 Chapman Rd., Barre, MA 01005 or JGS Lifecare, 770 Converse Street, Longmeadow, MA.

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May 10, 2022 at 12:13 PM

Harry “Herk” Exline, 75, died on April 28, 2022, surrounded by his wife and 4 children. Herk was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Paul and Betty Exline. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kristin Hendee Exline, and his children Cathy (Jake) Czerkie, Paul (Kendall) Exline, Tyler (Kristin) Exline, and Meredith (Scott) Prince, and 8 adored grandchildren Nathan, Maggie, Lizzy, Emma, Mackenzie, Henry, Colin, and Lincoln. He is also survived by his brothers Bill (Gretchen) Exline and Mike (Joy) Exline and his sister Holly (Dave) Hitchcock. Herk attended Shaker Heights schools and Miami University. After graduation and marrying the love of his life, Herk enjoyed working on his cars, flying his Cessna 172 airplane, and spending his summers with family and friends at his family cottage in Pointe au Baril, Canada. Having survived a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident in 1974, he continued to show courage in facing life’s challenges with persistence and determination. Herk lived a life filled with so many joyful memories and experiences with his family and friends. Oh, the lessons he taught us all about seeing the positive in the negative! The family invites you to join them to share memories and celebrate the life of Herk at The Federated Church (76 Bell St., Chagrin Falls, OH) on Monday, May 9th from 5:00-8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to consider making a donation in Herk’s name to Ruffing Montessori School (3380 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118), where all of Herk and Kris’s children attended school through the eighth grade.

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Apr 13, 2022 at 7:47 PM

BAUMOEL LESLIE (Kyman) BAUMOEL, 69, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on October 27, 2015. Beloved mother, grandmother and friend. Leslie was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Edith Kyman, and her niece, Lindsay Evalin Stark. Leslie, a longtime educator in the Orange School District, is survived by her children Matthew Baumoel (Stephanie) and Megan Considine (Michael), her grandchildren, Jacob, Julia, Dylan and Emmett, her two sisters Peggy Stark (Clifford) and Carol Hochman (Ken), and nieces and nephew Brian (Hillary), Lisa (Seth), Cassidy (David). The family will celebrate Leslie's life on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 11am at Mayfield Country Club, Lyndhurst, OH 44124. Memorial donations may be made to: The Lindsay Stark Social Action Fund, The Temple Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122.

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Feb 02, 2022 at 2:27 PM


1985 South Taylor Road
Cleveland Heights, OH
William J Stern age 75, passed away on January 5, 2022 after a severe traumatic brain injury. He grew up in Shaker Heights, OH., and attended The Ohio State University. He started his advertising career at Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency in New York City in 1969. Prior to returning to Cleveland, Bill was Vice President, Director of Marketing for Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1972, he returned to Cleveland and became President/CEO of Stern Advertising. As a brilliant, creative marketing man, Bill was responsible for many iconic advertising tag lines such as "Every Kiss Begins With Kay", "He Went to Jared", and campaigns for jewelry lines by Jane Seymour, Neil Lane and Leo Diamond. Bill loved Cleveland sports and created memorable McDonalds commercials featuring Brad Daugherty, Carlos Baerga, Albert Belle, Jim Thome, and Michael Dean Perry. Bill loved Cleveland and created signature lines for The Plain Dealer, Cleveland's largest newspaper: "Believe in Cleveland"; "New York's the Big Apple, but Cleveland's a Plum"; and "When the News Breaks, We Put it Together". Bill strove for excellence in every aspect of his work. An advertising commercial or print ad was not allowed to leave the agency until it was honed and polished and perfect. Bill was inducted into the American Advertising Federation of Cleveland's Hall of Fame in 2009. Although Bill loved his family most, he was especially proud to sit on the Board of his Temple, Tifereth Israel. He was a founding member of the Great Harbor Yacht Club in Nantucket, MA., and also a founding member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio. Bill was "larger than life" and a warm, generous person who was interested in everyone and everything around him. He had an avid and impeccable sense of humor. As much as Bill held the floor and drew the light to himself, he used his charisma to make others feel special. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Janet; their children, Lauren (Eric) Scherr and David (Danielle); their grandchildren, Ethan, Graydon, Grant and Caroline; and brother, Dr. Don Stern of Boston. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson Stern and Shirley Whitman Bernstein. A private family service will be held Monday, January 10, 2022 at The Temple-Tifereth Israel followed by interment at Mayfield Cemetery. Friends who wish to view the service may do so by going to on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. Select, Live-Stream, select Chapel. Due to the pandemic, family requests no visitation. There will be a Celebration of Life to follow in the summer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to Bellefaire JCB.

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Feb 02, 2022 at 2:08 PM

Hana Lane
Hana Umlauf Lane, 75, of Stamford, CT, passed away on January 21, 2022.
Hana was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 14, 1946. At the time, her father, Karl Umlauf, was a Czech diplomat posted in Sweden. Her mother, Tolja Umlauf, was originally from Estonia. Not long after Czechoslovakia was taken over by the communists in 1948, the Umlaufs emigrated to the U.S. from Sweden.
Hana spent most of her childhood in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, where she graduated from Shaker Heights High School. She attended Vassar College, where she majored in Russian Language and Literature, and graduated in 1968. After college she attended Yale University, where she received an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies in 1970.
After graduate school, Hana moved to New York City to pursue a long and successful career in publishing – first as Senior Editor of The World Almanac and then as Acquisitions Editor at John Wiley & Sons.
When she retired from publishing in 2012, Hana became deeply involved with Building One Community, a nonprofit organization in Stamford, CT, which helps immigrants successfully integrate into U.S. society. As the child of immigrants herself, she often said this was her "true calling." She was learning Spanish and was being trained on immigration law when she suffered a debilitating stroke in 2018. Hana showed tremendous courage and determination after her stroke and was making a remarkable recovery at the time of her death.
Among her many other interests, Hana also loved sailing (she and John were/are active members of the Stamford Yacht Club), opera, shopping for antiques, travel (especially if it involved sailing), being fussed over on her birthday, and cooking exquisite meals for friends and family.
Hana is survived by John, her loving husband of 42 years, by her stepson, Mathew Lane, his wife Elizabeth and their sons Max and Frazer, and by her twin sister Jitka Umlauf Wiley, her brother-in-law John Wiley, their son Karl Wiley, his wife Sarah, and their 3 children, Owen, Emma, and Fiona.
Hana was dearly loved and her passing is a tremendous loss for all of her many, many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Hana's memory to Building One Community in Stamford, CT. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. (website:
Published by Stamford Advocate on Jan. 28, 2022.

Arthur M Dittert has left an In Memory comment for John Stewart Robson.
Jan 21, 2022 at 1:49 PM

John S. Robson, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, after 12 years with Alzheimer’s Disease. Beloved husband for 51 years of Marcia L. (nee Thornton); loving father ofJennifer L. Barr (Jeremie) and Brian S. Robson (Krystel); cherished grandfather of the late Matthew T. Barr; Darren and Avery Barr, and Madelyn and Violet Robson; dearest son of the late N. Stewart and Rachel Robson (nee Johnson); brother of Elizabeth Robson (late Robert Carr) and James Robson (Betsy); loving uncle and loyal friend to many. John proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years, completing his service as Captain. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Industrial Management, was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and went on to earn his MBA at The University of Michigan. John began his career at The F.D. Johnson Company in 1977, eventually serving as owner/CEO and retired in 2012. John gave 100% to the three most important things in his life: family, golf and work. He loved being surrounded by family and was an excellent golfer. He loved being outside - camping, Keewaydin, snow skiing, and walking on the beach on Sanibel Island. He had a wonderful sense of humor, was a good listener and a true gentleman. So many things come to mind as we remember family memories at Canterbury Golf Club, fishing and dining at The Trout Club, “Robson Rules”, dinner at Panera with our Alzheimer’s friends, and ice cream at Mitchell’s (or anywhere...he really loved ice cream). We gratefully thank the staffs at Maplewood at Twinsburg and Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls for their excellent and loving care the past four years. Family and friends may call at the FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME 356 W. AURORA RD (ST RT 82) SAGAMORE HILLS FOR MEMORIAL VISITATION ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6 FROM 4-6 P.M. OUT OF RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER MASKS WILL BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING
OBSERVED. All are asked to gather at the Sunbury Memorial Park on West Cherry Street in Sunbury, Ohio on Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m. where John’s graveside services and interment will be celebrated. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in John’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300, Beachwood, Ohio 44122 or online at

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Jan 17, 2022 at 9:25 AM

Carole S. Smith nee (Saul) of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Naples, Florida, passed away

peacefully on May 15th, 2020.  Carole was born on December 25th, 1945 and grew up in Shaker Heights. 

Carole had been a Cleveland Heights' teacher for thirty-five years at Canterbury. School. 

Carole is survived by her husband Rodney Smith, stepchildren Scott (Linda), Rodney, and Kelly Smith;

grandchildren Taylor and Cori Smith, and Noah and Sequoia Smith, her sister Frances McCrea (Alex),

nephew Brian Sullivan, nieces Kelly Perillo (Michael), Kimberly Whalen (Michael), and Jamie Saul;

sisters-in-law Marie Saul (Michael Cannon) and Sandy Russell (Rod), brother-in-law Court Smith (Nancy). 

Carole was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Jane Saul, and her brother Ray Saul Jr.

All services are private.

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Jan 17, 2022 at 9:23 AM

Kathryn J. Zaite Zschokke

Kathryn J. (Zaite) Zschokke, 76, of Sheffield, Ohio passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021. She was born September 2, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Zoltan and Irma (nee Pram) Toth.

Kathryn was an elegant woman with a smile that lit up any room she was in. Described as an unstoppable force of nature, she always put her family first. She enjoyed her work as a marketing executive for Quest Diagnostics for many years before retiring.

A friend to all, Kathryn and her dog Riley were a therapy team, visiting numerous hospitals and hospices to bring joy into difficult circumstances. She enjoyed traveling, especially in the RV with her grandchildren, and fishing, hiking and geology. She entered the Miss America Pageant circuit in 1967, finishing as runner up to Miss Indiana for the state title.

Kathryn leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 21 years Larry Zschokke; loving children Christi (Angelo) Russo, Christopher Zschokke and Leslie Zschokke; cherished grandchildren Savannah and Alexia Russo, Torii, Tanner and Arielle Zschokke. She is preceded in death by her beloved son A1C Matthew Barthalis; and parents Zoltan and Irma Toth.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Wounded Warrior, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or Friendship APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035. 

Friends may call for visitation on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Busch Funeral Home 32000 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH 44011. Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10:00am at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. To view a livestream of the service which will begin shortly before 10am please click 440.937.6175


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Dec 19, 2021 at 12:36 PM

SIMON, Ronald (b.1946, age 73) passed away peacefully amongst family and loved ones Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2019. A graduate of Shaker Heights High School (1964) in Cleveland, Ohio and The Ohio State University (1970), Ron was a second-generation real estate developer and construction executive. He and his family's blueprints are seen across the Cleveland suburban landscape (Crown Center, Metropolitan Plaza, Eaton Square, Center One, Mt Sinai Medical Center and many others). And, over the last two decades, he lived and worked in Tampa, Florida developing residential real estate projects in Tampa, Harbour Island, Sand Key and St Petersburg. A veteran army reservist, Ron believed in service to others and civic duty holding multiple chairman positions within the City of Beachwood, Ohio municipality. And, he was the consummate loving father and sportsman, coaching youth and adult recreational sports teams over several decades. Never without a smile or a kind word, Ron will be remembered for his oversized heart, zest for life and feverish love for his Buckeyes and Cleveland sports teams. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Karleen; two sons, Adam (Talia) and Shane (Natalie); three grandchildren, Dylan, Cameron and Cole; and two siblings, Jeffrey (Lisa) and Debbie (Brian Taub). Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 12 at 11 am at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple,3737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio, with interment at Mayfield Cemetery. Shiva will follow at Fairmount Temple until 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Ron's name to the Pancreatic Cancer Network ( to find a cure for this terminal illness.

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Dec 19, 2021 at 12:34 PM

John (Jack) Redfield Thalman of Shaker Heights, Ohio passed away at the Weils of Chagrin Falls on March 20, 2021 at age 75 after a long illness. Jack is survived by his brother James Charles Thalman and sister-in-law Heather J. Richey Thalman of Bainbridge Township, Ohio; his sister Anne Elizabeth Thalman of Shaker Heights, Ohio; and his nephew James (Jamie) Richey Thalman of Los Angeles, CA. He was pre-deceased by his brother Robert William Thalman of Houston, Texas and his parents Virginia H. Thalman Kinney and Alfred John Thalman of Shaker Heights, Ohio.


Jack graduated from Shaker Heights High School. While he was a student there, his extracurriculars included developing his skills at tennis, swimming, sailing and figure skating. Jack enjoyed teaching young students to swim while working for  Shaker Recreation during his college summers. Growing up in Shaker, Jack was a member of Plymouth Church, Cleveland Skating Club, Mentor Yacht Club and Cleveland Yacht Club. When he was a student at Colgate University, Jack developed his love of pianos, popular music and skiing.  Jack returned to Cleveland to attend Case Western Reserve School of Law.  After graduating, Jack finished his education by earning an MBA at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


Jack returned to Shaker Heights to begin his career in law and finance in the trust and estates department at Cleveland Trust.  He later went on to work at Firestone, Coca Cola, Fifth Third Bank and Progressive Insurance. Jack worked in both Chicago and Atlanta, but he preferred to come home to Shaker Heights to live his life with his many friends and athletic activities.


When he returned to Cleveland, Jack became an active member of The Junior Council on World Affairs, The John Hay Forum and The English Speaking Union and St Paul’s Episcopal Church. Jack loved local Cleveland history, hosting parties, enjoying good food, talking to people and connecting people to each other. Along with his closest friends, Jack organized and held large parties at Clubs around the East Side. Later in life, he hosted an annual Christmas Party at his home that was one of the highlights of his year.  Earlier this past autumn, a close friend of Jack’s remarked that quite a number of couples in their social set met their spouse at one of Jack’s parties!


While at Law School, Jack joined The Country Club of Pepper Pike where he became a longtime member. He played regularly in both the Inner Club Tennis and the Platform Tennis Leagues. In later life, he helped to organize and host The Speaker Series at The Country Club.  He brought in local Clevelanders and Club members to speak on different subjects including historical house architecture and furnishings, prominent local art and book collections and the personal reminisces of a member’s conversations with numerous United States Presidents. Jack also arranged for musical evenings at The Club featuring his beloved piano music.  Jack kept his love for tennis alive by promoting the Nenner Cup Championship held at the Club  each summer. At home, Jack enjoyed his passion for pianos  by collecting and refinishing player pianos as his hobby. His favorites were his Steinways and Chickering grand pianos.


Jack was an extrovert with an extraordinary memory. He was always upbeat, energetic and enjoyed talking for hours. His family history and the history of prominent Clevelanders and their historic houses were a favorite subject for him to share with family and friends. On his maternal side, Jack was descended from multiple Mayflower passengers and Revolutionary War officers. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Society Sons of the American Revolution.  On his paternal side, his Swiss grandparents immigrated to the United States during WW I via Paris.


A celebration of Jack’s life will be held later. Details to be announced at a future date. The family prefers that those who wish may make donations to The Shaker Historical Society, 16740 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 or call 216-921-1201 or

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Nov 16, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Carolyn Aron Ross ----(nee Aaron) died peacefully July 12 after a battle with a chronic illness. Beloved wife of Elliot Ross. Adored mother of Katie (Ben Sosa-fianc) Ross and Doug (Elise) Ross. Devoted and most loving grandmother of Edelyn. Cherished sister of the late Roger Aaron. Dear sister in law of Deanna (David-deceased) Katz, Ginny Aaron and Saundra Mandel. Cherished daughter of the late Phyllis and Hy Aaron. Adored by her extended family and friends, Carolyn was as funny as she was strongminded; wise and insightful; always thinking of others before herself. No one was a better friend. Her loss is beyond measure. Services will be held Sunday, July 15 at 11 AM at The Temple-Tifereth Israel 26000 Shaker Blvd. Beachwood, OH. 44122. Interment Mayfield Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the residence 8 Hunting Hollow Dr. Pepper Pike, OH. SUNDAY FOLLOWING SERVICES AND INTERMENT UNTIL 6 PM, MONDAY 3 PM-7 PM. Friends who wish may contribute to the Ross Family Scholars Fund #646198 at The Ohio State University Foundation 1480 W. Lane Ave. Columbus, OH 43221 (

Nov 11, 2021 at 10:56 AM


Patricia Ann Cornell, age 75, of Westland, MI passed away unexpectedly on 1/22/21 while undergoing a routine medical procedure. Pat was born 12/27/45 in Cleveland, OH. Shortly thereafter, she was adopted by Harold and Mavis Theisen and raised in their loving home with older brother Peter and younger brother William. After graduating from Shaker Heights High School, she married Edward P. Cornell in 1966. They had three children: Joseph in 1970, Carl in 1972 and Pamela in 1976. During this time, Pat also earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Edgewood College in Madison, WI and her Masters in Special Education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY. Pat was very involved in her childrens education and volunteered in many capacities. When Pat and Ed divorced in 1987, she began working outside of the home as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence at the Center for Nonviolence in Ft. Wayne, IN. She then shifted to the education realm as a teacher of special needs students at Homestead High School and St. John Catholic School (also in Ft. Wayne). Throughout this period, she was also active in the local chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Indiana. In 1995, Pat moved to Pensacola, FL where shed spent many summers as a child visiting her maternal grandmother and other family. Shortly thereafter, she reunited with her biological father, Frank McCarthy of Tega Cay, SC and then her biological mother Doris Paulitsch of Chagrin Falls, OH. She was overjoyed to extend her family and from then on stayed connected. While Pat loved the warm climate, southern culture and white sand beaches, after several years her grandchildren became an even greater draw. Pat moved back to Ft. Wayne in 2004. She continued her passions by tutoring students, facilitating support and education programming for survivors of domestic violence and serving on the Board of Directors for Fifth Freedom, a disability advocacy organization. Pats efforts were formally recognized when, in October 2011, she received the Outstanding Service to Victims of Domestic Violence Award from the Wells County Domestic Violence Task Force. In 2016, Pat moved to Westland, MI to be closer to her four grandchildren. She kept busy by regularly attending their school functions and extracurricular activities and hosting family dinners. Pat is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Peter and William and half-brother William McCarthy. She is survived by her brother David Paulitsch, sister Linda Mathis, sister Gail Butler, half-sister Penny Lacovonne, half-sister Mitzi Borkowski, half-brother Robert McCarthy and half-sister Pattie Johannes, three children Joseph, Carl and Pamela (Allen), daughter-in-law Jennifer, son-in-law Robert and four grandchildren William (18), Henry (15), Julia (14) and Jacob (11). Pats kindness, patience and compassion was evident to everyone with whom she interacted. Yet, she could also be a fierce advocate when it came to ensuring the rights and needs of others. She made this world a better place and will be missed tremendously by many. Given the pandemic and related restrictions, there are no immediate services. Rather, gatherings celebrating Pats life will be held in the late spring in Cleveland and/ or Ft. Wayne. Per her wishes, Pats final resting place will be Pensacola and a service is planned there for early August. Anyone who would like to be notified of the final arrangements can e-mail their contact information. In the meantime, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Pats memory be directed to the Center for Nonviolence (

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Oct 16, 2021 at 10:51 AM



beloved father of Benjamin and Matthew. Dear brother of Nancy (Rob) Solomon. Former husband of Juliana Fuerst. Services will be held Sunday, July 18 at 2 PM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL 1985 S. Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH. Family and friends who are unable to attend the service, may go to BKBMC.COMon Sunday at 2PM , scroll down to obituaries, click on obituaries, scroll down to the obituary of Thomas E. Fuerst, click on his obituary, scroll down to join live stream, click on join live stream. Friends who wish may contribute to the Baseball Heritage Museum 6601 Lexington Ave. Cleveland, OH. 44103

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Jan 13, 2021 at 11:03 AM

Marlene Rosen

JULY 27, 1946 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Marlene Rosen who resided at Montefiore Nursing Home in Lyndhurst, Ohio passed away in Hospice on September 17, 2020 from natural causes. Marlene was born in Cleveland on July 27, 1946 to parents (deceased) Sylvia (Adell) and (deceased) Leonard Rosen. She was a devoted daughter to her mother after her father passed in 1970. She was a graduate of Shaker Heights High School. Her profession was that of a financial advisor broker.

Surviving are her brother Leo Rosen (Judi), nieces, nephews, and many cousins. She often spoke of growing up in a close relationship with aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. She was proud to be a great aunt. She also enjoyed taking cruise vacations.

Due to Covid19, a private graveside service was held. The family requests no visitation.

The link to the service can be viewed Monday on Berkowitz- Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel website:

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Jan 07, 2021 at 10:03 AM

Lee Richard Handel, 70, of Pepper Pike, died Aug. 25, 2016.

Lee was born on Nov. 16, 1945 in Baltimore to William and Hortense Handel. The family moved to Cleveland in 1950. Lee graduated from Shaker Heights High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University. He was an Army reservist. Lee worked for Sun Newspapers and was the president of the safety division of EB Brown Optical prior to opening his own business, The Handel Company, in 2003. He retired in 2013. Lee was a member of Suburban Temple-Kol Ami. He was an original member of the American National Standards Institute in the optical section and one of the five founders of InMotion, a wellness community for those with movement disorders. He was a member of Oakwood Club and the Mayfield-Sandridge Club and also served on the boards of Bellefaire JCB and Helen’s Place at Stone Gardens. Lee enjoyed playing baseball, dancing, golfing terribly, learning World War II history and performing amateur stand-up comedy. He was recently honored and roasted at InMotion’s first benefit. Lee always had a joke to tell but took his friendships very seriously. He went out of his way to help anyone.

Lee is survived by his wife, Amy, to whom he was married for almost 45 years; children Jeremy (Lisa) Handel of Shaker Heights and Gretchen Handel of Honolulu; and grandchildren Audrey, Alexander and Violet Handel. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Thomas (The Honorable Deborah Chasanow) Handel.


Services were held at Suburban Temple-Kol Ami on Aug. 28 with interment at Lakeview Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to InMotion, 4829 Galaxy Parkway, Suite M, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128.

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Jan 04, 2021 at 9:55 AM


Thomas J. OSHER

MARCH 3, 1946 – JULY 31, 2020

Thomas J. OSHER was born on March 3, 1946 and passed away on July 31, 2020 and is under the care of Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc. at King of Prussia.



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Jan 02, 2021 at 10:39 AM

SAUNDERS, Thomas M. Patent Attorney and Mentor Thomas M Saunders, attorney, died on Thanksgiving afternoon at home with his wife, Meg Connolly, from complications due to cancer. Mr. Saunders was born on December 6, 1945 in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He was a 1978 graduate of Boston College Law School and practiced intellectual property and patent law in New York and Boston for over 40 years. He retired from Polsinelli Boston in 2018. Mr. Saunders was a beloved mentor with many continuing to seek his advice and company until his death. It was observed that he was genuinely interested and cared about their lives and careers. His numerous friends noted that he was intellectually curious, outrageously witty and genuinely kind. Every conversation with "Tom" included uproarious laughter. In addition to his wife he is survived by his mother, Marjorie Saunders of Chestnut Hill; his sister, Dr. Sally Roth and her husband Dr. Robert Roth of Brookline; sisters-in-law, Celia Saunders and Joanne Saunders of Dallas and Geraldine Connolly of South Portland, ME; brother-in-law Gerard Connolly of Severna Park, MD; Adam Saunders and his wife Eve of Los Angeles, Daniel Roth and his wife Brooke of Newton, and Joseph Connolly of Severna Park, MD; nieces Julie Saltzman and her husband David of Chestnut Hill, Rebecca Gullo and her husband Steven of Boston, Jami Washburn and her husband Nathan of Brooklyn, Mary Connolly of South Portland, ME and Bridget McCarty and her husband Brendan of Amesbury, MA; and 13 great-nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration will be scheduled when it is safe for his family and many friends to gather together. Donations may be made in his name to Boston College Law School at and the ACLU at