August 26, 2015

AVA P. VALENZUELA (nee Ziegler). Age 64. Beloved wife of Manuel J. Loving mother of Olivia Ziegler-Fedyszyn (Anthony). Beloved Nana of Alexander, Ariana, Ondreas, and Oreina. Dear sister of Cynthia Spoden, Mata Bottum, and William and Edward Ziegler. Dear aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Orban’s flowers has a family connection and will be providing them for services at 216-721-1500.

Funeral service Saturday, 10am at Parma Heights Baptist Church preceded by visitation starting at 9. Visitation Friday 3-7 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow).

KILGORE, Warren G.

August 25, 2015

Warren G. KILGORE, age 91. Beloved husband of the late Goldie; loving father of Rebecca Young (Gilbert), Beverly Zima (Anthony), Pamela Phillips (Dennis), Carol Balogh (Thomas); beloved grandfather of 13; great-grandfather of 15.

Funeral Service; Wednesday, Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m. at THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA. VISITATION; TUESDAY, 4-8 P.M. Interment: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. 

CRAIG, Frances M.

August 20, 2015

Frances M. CRAIG (nee Butchko), age 87 of Bolivar OH (formerly of Parma Hts.). Passed away Mon. Aug. 17. Dear daughter of Steven and Helen Butchko (nee Stolarik). Loving wife of the late Richard Craig. Dearest mother of Judy Suzuki (Shunro), Jane Kollar, Patty Craig and Fran Blados (Steve). Dear grandmother of 9, great grandmother of 5 (with 2 on the way). Dear sister of the late Ethel Schnell, Helen Sasura and Martin Butchko.

Memorial Service: SAT. AUG. 29, 12:30 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma OH 44129, with a time of fellowship and refreshment afterwards.

Private burial will be in Zoar OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia OH 44663. To offer condolences visit

VEHONSKY, Marilyn K.

August 17, 2015

VEHONSKY, Marilyn K, age 61, Beloved wife of 33 years to David. Dear daughter of the late Anthony & Agnes Dudsak (nee Matyas). Loving sister of Anthony (Judie), Janet (dec’d), Mike (Leanne), Debra Kamms (David) and David (Vicki).  Dear aunt and friend to many. 

Funeral Mass: Friday, August 21, 10:00am at St. Bridget of Kildare Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 3-8pm AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Ridge & Snow).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society.

EWING, Chris D.

August 13, 2015

Chris D. EWING, age 52. Beloved son of Richard K. & Ruth (nee Tuott).  Loving brother of Rick, Deborah, Rebekah and Matthew.  Dear uncle of Ricky, Ashley and Jennifer.  Loving friend to many. 


Private interment at Brooklyn Hts. Cemet. To offer condolences visit


August 8, 2015

PAUL G. HATALA. Age 91. Beloved husband of 67 years to Dorothy. Loving father of Kathy Yasenka (John), Chip (Leanne) and Mark. Dear grandpa to Stacey Less (Kevin), Sam, Chris and Thomas. Dear brother of Alice and Nick (deceased). Passed away peacefully August 7th. Paul was a decorated, wounded veteran of the Normandy invasion in World War 2, and he was a recipient of 2 purple hearts and 4 bronze stars. He always had a quick smile, and was always capable of finding the silver lining in all of life’s cloudiness. He cherished his family, his dogs, and he found a quiet sense of joy in peaceful things like gardening and prayer. He will be missed by all who knew his smile and humor. He will be forever remembered for his famous, “Better days are coming.” He was much loved.

Funeral service Wednesday, August 12th at 11am at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow). Interment West Park Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seasons of Life Hospice 9511 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. Parma, Oh 44130.

BACKO, Patricia A.

August 8, 2015

PATRICIA A. BACKO (nee Gutoskey). Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Stephen. Loving mother of Stephen, and Regina and Russell Pepke. Dear sister of Joseph (Emma Jo), Alice Livingston (Bud), Louise Martynowski (Bud), Jim (Anita), Carol Roby (Ken, deceased) and the following deceased; Mary, Flo Andrews (Clyde, deceased), and Helen. Cherished aunt and great aunt of many.

Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 11th at 11:30am at St. John Bosco. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Monday 4-8 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow).

KOENIG, Dolores D.

August 4, 2015

DOLORES D. KOENIG (nee Devala). Age 84. Beloved wife of Walter E. Loving mother of Sharon Yako (Mike, deceased) and Wally Koenig (MaryJo). Beloved grandmother of Michael (Kristina), and Matthew (Mackenzie) Yako, and Kelly and Amanda Koenig. Loving great grandmother of Max, Sophia, William, and Tristan Yako. Loving daughter of George and Mary Devala. Dear sister of the late Art. Dear friend to many.

Funeral Mass Friday, August 7th at 10am at St. Bridget of Kildare. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow).

BOKAR, Albert J.

August 4, 2015

Albert J. BOKAR, age 93. Passed away July 15, 2015. Beloved husband of 62 years to Virginia “Ginny” (nee Cannizzaro). Dearest father of Fran, Al Jr. (Annette) and Mia Akers. Loving grandfather of Anthony, Kailen, Erik, Ryan, Leah and Jacob. Loving brother of Gertrude Elkanick, 4 deceased brothers and 5 deceased sisters. Dear uncle and friend to many.

MEMORIAL MASS: SAT. AUG. 15, 10:00 AM at St. Bridget of Kildare Church. VISITATION at Church: From 9:30 until 10, prior to Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Bridget of Kildare Church.

Cremation by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. Private interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. To offer condolences visit

POPOVITZ, Elizabeth K.

August 4, 2015

Elizabeth K. POPOVITZ (nee Ford) age 96. Beloved wife of the late Arnold. Cherished mother of Arnold Jr. (Ellen), Jeanne, Joanne Eames (Michael) and the late Judy. Loving grandmother of Mark (Terri), Michael (Sunshine), Sarah, Jessica, great grandmother of Cyrus, Jade, Reid, Sam and Noah. Dearest sister of the late Ralph Ford (Margaret). Dear aunt and friend to many. Elizabeth passed away on Aug. 1. Private services will be held.

Cremation by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences