HENKE, Charles R.

November 29, 2009

Charles R. HENKE, Age 90. Beloved husband of the late Henrietta (nee Minch); dear father of Karen Wolk (Steve), Doug Shannon (Henke); step father of Mary Kay Dailey and the late Tim Dailey; grandfather of Shannon, Brian, Jeff and Kelly; great grandfather of Justin and Olivia.

Mass of Christian Burial from St. Bartholomew Church, Tuesday December 1, at 10:00 AM. Burial Woodvale Cemetery.


Charles Henke’s career as a government official spanned 50 years. It began in 1959 when he served as Service Director and Building Commissioner for the City of Independence with Mayor Pete Wisnieski. In 1964, he went to serve in the same capacity in Middleburg Heights where he remained until 1969. At this point, Henke accepted the challenge of being the Service Director of the largest suburb of Cleveland, Parma. After eight years of service, he returned to his previous position in Middleburg Heights. At this time, due to changes in government regulations, Henke earned his title, “Chief Building Official”, the highest license issued by the Board of Building Standards in the State of Ohio for a government employed building inspector. He remained in Middleburg Heights until 1986, when he retired for the first time after 27 years of service, at the age of 66. Refusing to remain idle, Henke accepted the invitation of Mayor Paul Cassidy of Parma Heights to come out of retirement and function as Chief Building Commissioner for his city. Henke served in this position for 23 years until finally retiring August 28, 2009, completing 50 years of service as a government official. With an official retirement day of this past August 28 and a birthday on August 31, both his long and lustrous career as well as his 90th birthday were celebrated and honored this past August 30. The event was attended by his family, friends and numerous public dignitaries, many of whom presented him with awards and proclamations in recognition of his many accomplishments. Born in Cleveland, Henke grew up in the old Brooklyn area, and graduated from Rhodes High School. He was a First Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving as a Machinist Mate aboard the USS Minneapolis which patrolled the Pacific Ocean.


November 28, 2009

Gary W. JOHNSON, Age 47. Beloved son of Audrey Kovach (Ronald) and William (Cheryl). Loving finance of Judy. Dear father of Breanna, Charlotte and Anthony (Tiffany). Beloved grandfather of Destiny, Alivia and Victoria. Dear brother of Don (Penny), Thom (Ron) and Tammy (Robert). Dear friend to many.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7:30 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).

Visitation: from 2:00-7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Kizito Foundation, 28700 Euclid Ave. Wickliffe, 44092.

MALIK, June O.

November 28, 2009

June O. MALIK (nee Vavra) Age 78. Dear daughter of the late Stanley and Helen Vavra. Beloved wife of James J. Loving mother of James A. (Olga), John R. (Diane), Donna M., Matthew L. (partner J.), and Tara L. Beloved grandmother of Kelley, Jonathan, Scott and Teagan. Dear sister of the late Bob and Len (Helen).

June graduated from Beaumont School for Girls in 1949. She was a lifelong, devout Catholic and member of St. John Bosco and Holy Family Churches as well as St. Clement of Rome Church in Sun City, AZ. June regularly donated to many charities to help others in need. She enjoyed golfing with the Ridgewood Tammys, bowling, roller skating, reading and shopping. She loved traveling to several places with her husband, family and many friends. June had a vibrant spirit, contagious laugh and a joyful love of life. She will be deeply missed and forever loved by all who knew her.

Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, December 2, 10:00 AM at St. John Bosco Church. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. To offer condolences please visit ZaborFH.com


November 25, 2009

HANCOCK,  David J.  Age 65.  Beloved husband of Rosemary.  Dearest father of Melissa McAdams (Shamus) and Edward.  Dear grandfather of Morgan and Liam.  Loving brother-in-law of Marianne Stefanik and Daniel Misenko (Judy).  Companion of Macguniess, Cinnamon and Barney. US Army Vietnam Veteran.  Retired Cleveland Police Detective, retired Parma City Schools bus driver, former President of Local 695 and President of Disabled American Veterans.

VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA, SUNDAY 3-8 p.m. WITH THE FUNERAL SERVICE AT 7:30 p.m.  Interment, Monday, November 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors, P.O. Box 333  Marysville, OH  43040.

SCHWARK, Earle E. Jr.

November 24, 2009

Earle E. SCHWARK Jr. Age 55. Dear father of Justin and Jennifer (George). Former husband of Nancy. Beloved son of Earle Sr. and Lois (nee Gannon). Loving brother of Linda Losneck, Susan Damm (Kenneth) and Scott (Sylvia). Dear uncle and friend to many.

Visitation: Wednesday, 3:30-7:30 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge).

Private family services will be held. To offer condolences please visit ZaborFH.com


November 23, 2009

Lester C. BRUNDAGE, Age 84. Beloved husband of the late Betty (formerly Miller). Dear stepfather of Terry Miller (Kathy), Richard Miller (Sharon), Wayne Miller (Rose) and John Haller (Patty). Loving grandpa of Tracy, Timothy, Richie, Jill and great grandpa of Ryan, Steven, Sean, John and Adam. Dear brother of the late Margaret Buzer, Lillian Salerno, Esther Bartel, Norman, Gilbert, Louise and Robert. Les was an Auxiliary Policeman for the City of Brooklyn for over 30 yrs.

Funeral Service: Wednesday, November 25, 11:30 AM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge). Interment: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.

Visitation prior to service from 10:30-11:30 AM. To offer condolences please visit ZaborFH.com


November 18, 2009

Marie F. KOLMAN (nee Stano) Age 91. Beloved mother of Valla and Toby (Sherrie). Loving grandmother of Jesse, Matthew and Hailey. Dear great grandmother of Sarah, Luke, Chloe, Molly and Madeline. Dear sister of the late Pauline Chamulak (John) and Steve.

Funeral Service: Friday, November 20, 1:00 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge). Visitation, Thursday, 4-8 PM.

Contributions to the Diabetes Assoc.

GALLAGHER, Marguerite B.

November 14, 2009

GALLAGHER, Marguerite B. (nee Gallagher). Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Dear mother of Patrick (Susan), Marianne Ellis (Robert). Beloved grandmother of Robert, Patrick, Michael and Rebecca and Thomas. Dear sister of the following deceased; Mary Flament, Jack and James. Mass of Christian Burial Tues. Nov. 17 10am from Holy Family Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Mon. 2-4 and 6-8 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (Between Ridge and Snow). To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com

LANG, Bernadine A.

November 12, 2009

LANG, Bernadine A.  (nee Matey)  Age 94.  Beloved wife of the late Norbert.  Dear mother of Robert (Peggy), Janet Gerisch (Henry), and the following deceased: Judith Bender and George (Geri).  Loving grandmother of eleven and great-grandmother of twenty.

Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW) FRIDAY, 3-8 p.m.

MEYER, Virginia A.

November 10, 2009

MEYER, Virginia A. (nee Barge) Age 86.  Beloved wife of the late Earl.  Dearest mother of Judy Kumher (Dan), and Gary (Fran).  Loving grandmother of Janet, Laurie, Sheri, Michael, Jeffrey, and Stacey, and great-grandmother of 11.  Beloved aunt and great aunt. Loving friend of the late Gladys and Elmer Lepa.


A memorial service will be held in Cortland, Ohio at Cortland Christian Church on Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m.