THOMAS, Dorothy M.

January 28, 2009

THOMAS, Dorothy M. (nee Anselm). Age 84. Beloved mother of Lynn Smoke. Loving grandmother of Philip (Stephanie). Dear sister of Jean Bogdanski (Hank). Funeral service Fri. Jan. 30 2:30pm at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (b/w Ridge and Snow). Visitation prior to service from 12:30-2:30. Interment Brooklyn Hts. Cemetery.

GOCEK, Edward J.

January 28, 2009

GOCEK, Edward J. Age 92. Beloved husband of Olga (nee Kopystynsky) for 68 years. Dearest father of James (Connie), Diana Lawson (John), Janis Gocek, Denise Ulloa, Laura Royer (Patrick) and Renee Rodriguez (Martin).  Loving grandfather of David, Elizabeth, Mike, Shawn, Brian, Christine, Christopher, Alyssa, Eric, Julianne, Melanie and the late Mary and Julie; great-grandfather of seven.  Dear brother of Margaret Juba (Michael, deceased) and the late Florence Stefanski (Walter) and Helen Buckholtz (Bernard); uncle of many.  Ed was a past president of the Holy Name Society and recipient of the “Circle Medallion” and “Man of the Year” awards.  He chaired many committees, and served as church choir member, community volunteer and air raid warden during World War II.  He retired from Leece-Neville after 40 years.  Ed was devoted to his family and will be deeply missed by all. 

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, January 31, 11:30 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4170 North Amber Drive, Brooklyn, OH.  Interment: Sunset Memorial Park.

Visitation: Friday, 2–8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Road, Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge). To offer condolences and sign guestbook visit


January 23, 2009

KALINA, Ki Sook.  Age 53.  Resting peacefully in God’s loving care.  Beloved wife of Thomas E.  Dearest mother of Suan Lee (Hanson), and Sujan Pak.  Loving sister of Ki Sun Smart (Larry), Ki Jong Yu, and the following deceased:  Ki Won Yu, and Ki Chule Yu.  Dear grandmother of Abigail Lee.  Loving sister-in-law of Greg (Margot), Rick (Maria), Len (Diane), Mary Kozich (Darryl), Janice Silver (Oliver), and Elizabeth Nowak (Tom, deceased).  Beloved aunt and friend to many.  Passed away on January 15, 2009.  Private services were held. 

Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma.  To express condolences and sign guest book, visit www.ZaborFH. com.

FINLIN, Florence M.

January 20, 2009

FINLIN, Florence M. (nee Cook) Age 90. Beloved wife of the late James W. Dearest mother of Martin J. (Jane) and Joan Barth (George Sindelar). Loving grandmother of Marty Jr., Jennifer, Peggy, Trasee, Jane and Christina. Great grandmother of 10. Dear sister of the late Robert Cook (Ruth, deceased). Beloved aunt of Kathy Kavouras. Dear aunt and friend to many.

PLEASE MEET THE FAMILY AT CHURCH for the Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, January 22, 10:00 AM at St. Basil the Great Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.

Visitation: Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge). To sign guestbook visit


January 17, 2009

KRALOVIC, Mary M. Age 83. Beloved daughter of the late Frank and Magdalena (nee Karasek). Dear sister of the late Joseph. Dear cousin of Dorothy Ellis (Jay) and Evelyn Prusak (Bernard). Dear friend to many. Mary retired from GE Euclid Lamp after 42 years.

 Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, January 20, 10:30 AM at St. Charles Church.

Visitation: Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, (betw. Snow and Ridge). To sign guestbook visit

SHEPARD, Anthony L. “Tony”

January 12, 2009

SHEPARD, Anthony L. “Tony”. Age 98. Born Feb. 3, 1910. Passed away Jan. 10, 2009. Beloved former husband of Barbara (dec.), Irene (dec.), and Alice (dec.). Loving father of Elizabeth, Louise Addante (Bart dec.), Raymond, Donald (Mary), and Margaret Weglowski (Ralph dec.). Grandfather of 18 (1 dec.), great grandfather of 17, and great great grandfather of 2. 

  • Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Friday. Jan. 16 at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Ridge and Snow). Interment: North Royalton Cemetery.                                  

  • Visitation: Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8 PM. For directions visit

SZABO, Emery S.

January 12, 2009

SZABO, Emery S.  Age 96.  Beloved husband of the late Joann (nee Rezac).  Dear brother of the following deceased:  Agnes Eck, Marion Volenik, Ann Hickey, Francis Szabo and Joseph Szabo.  Dear uncle and great uncle to many.  WWII US Army Veteran. 

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, January 17 at 11:30 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery. 


KRAUSE, Shirley M.

January 12, 2009

KRAUSE, Shirley M. (nee Koeth) Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Howard.  Dear mother of Patricia Jakubecz (Ken), Gregg (Michelle), Douglas (Donna), Robert and Rick.  Dearest grandmother of six and great grandmother of five.  Loving sister of Mary Lou McClellan, Nancy Kelly and the late Fred Koeth and Jeanne Toledo. 

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, January 15, 10:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery .

VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. , PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW), WEDNESDAY, 2-4 AND   6-8 PM. If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association. For directions visit

JOHNS, Belle A.

January 7, 2009

JOHNS, Belle Ann,  Age 54, was born June 15, 1954 in Springfield, OH.  Belle went home to be with our Lord and Savior on January 4, 2009.  Belle was a loving, devoted teacher for the CCBMRDD for over 30 years.  Belle generously supported several civic, children, animal and Christian organizations.  Belle was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Ellsworth and Vibiana Furniss Habel Johns.  She is survived by three older sisters who loved her deeply, Mary Carroll (Steve) of Wapakoneta, Margaret Johns of Fairborn, Sharon Marcum (Roger) of Columbus and close family friend Jim Miller.  Belle was a devoted aunt to Daniel and Matthew Carroll and great aunt to Danielle Carroll.  Belle will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. 

Belle’s Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, January 9 at 1:00 PM at THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW). 

Visitation: Thursday, January 8 from 4-8 PM.  Belle will be buried in the Clifton Cemetery in Clifton, OH beside her parents. 

If desired, the family suggests donations to your local Humane Society.  For directions, visit