August 23, 2014


Jeffrey A. Baker


Jeffrey A. Baker, 57, of North Ridgeville, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. He was born in Bay Village and had been a life-long resident of North Ridgeville. Jeff worked as a groundskeeper for Resthaven Memory Gardens for 30 years, then for the last seven years Read More…

Minnie E. Dawson

Minnie E. Dawson, 74, of North Ridgeville, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Edward G. Leach


Edward G. Leach, 58, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly in the emergency room of Mercy Regional Medical Center on the morning of Wednesday, August 20, 2014. He was born in Lorain on February 28, 1956 and had been a life-long resident of Elyria. Ed was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he Read More…

Mary R. Kopnicky

Mary R. Kopnicky, 71, of Brighton Township, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. She was born May 17, 1943 in Cleveland. She was the daughter of the late Salvator and Collette Favazza. Mary is survived by her husband, Alan Kopnicky; sister, Donna Martin; brother, Richard Favazza; children, Jennifer Greene, Read More…

Thomas “Tom” Michael Davern

Thomas “Tom” Michael Davern, 60, of Glendale, Arizona and formerly of Berea, passed away, surrounded by his family, Saturday January 11, 2014, at the Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. There will be a Celebration of Life for Tom on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2 until 4 Read More…

Charles R. Andrews


Charles R. Andrews, 78, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in the Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, after a long illness. He was born May 18, 1936 in Parkersburg, West Virginia and lived in Grafton since 1992. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Salem from 1954-1958. He was Read More…

Dawn L. Schwartz


Dawn L. Schwartz, 48, entered into rest Tuesday, August 19, 2014 after a year long battle with throat cancer. She was born August 1, 1966 and has lived in North Ridgeville all her life, coming from Sheffield Lake. She was a 1984 graduate of Brookside High School and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Read More…

Laurie L. Sumney


Laurie L. Sumney, 69, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2014 in Medina, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 30, 1945 in Avon Lake, to the late Michael and Rita (Dawson) Knuff. Laurie was a bartender at the Holiday Inn in Fairlawn and Best Western in Medina for 20 years. She was Read More…

Dorothy D. Freeland


Dorothy D. Freeland (nee Bruce), 88, of Elyria, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born November 23, 1925 in Amherst and has been a resident of Elyria most of her life, graduating from Elyria High School in 1944. For 10 years, she was employed Read More…

Clifford L. Truelson


Clifford L. Truelson, 68, of Seminole, Florida, formerly of Columbia Station, passed away in his home Friday, June 27, 2014. Cliff was the son of the late Clifford G. and Tessie Truelson and the uncle of the late Wesley J. Kegg. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Dale Dreger of Bradenton, Read More…