OPPERMAN, Elizabeth R.

November 30, 2022

Elizabeth R. Opperman. Age 96. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear daughter of Susan (nee Scherer) and Nicholas Ziegler. Loving mother of  Susan Howard (John), Michael (Donna), Mark (Sandy) and Betsy Seppeler and Ron both deceased. Beloved grandmother of Matthew Opperman (Ashley), Amanda McClain (Dan), Jeb Howard (Mary), Derek Opperman (Pamela), Molly Schuerger (Lance), Caitlin Howard, Peter Opperman (Ellie), Sarah Simms (Justin), and Meggi Kranek (Bryan). Beloved great grandmother of Zachary and Ella Opperman, Olivia and Harper McClain, Aisley, Evelyn, and Charlie Opperman, JP Howard, Clayton and McKenna Kranek, Sophia, Peyton, and Brady Liedtke, and Presley Simms.

Elizabeth was proud of the fact that she was a woman worker during World War II. She was the first in her family to go to college and attended Miami University for 2 years. After World War II, she married Bill in 1947. She was a proud mom, a great cook, and a very fun grandmother. She will be missed by all.

Private services are being held. Offer condolences below.

KAPSAR, Gretchen L.

November 25, 2022

GRETCHEN L. KAPSAR (nee Coy) joined our Heavenly Father at age 82 on 11/24/22. Beloved wife of the late Daniel Kapsar. Loving mother of Brett (deceased), Bart (deceased), Brad Jennings (Kelli), Bruce Jennings (Denise), and Nicole Whitney (John). Beloved grandmother of Kayleigh (John), Bruce Jr. (Kelly), Danielle (Alex), Colton (Bella), and Evelyn and also great grandmother of Ava, Jackson, and Caden, and grandmother to many fur-babies. Dear sister, aunt, and friend to many. If you knew Gretchen, you knew what a tremendous animal lover she was and how much she advocated for them. Per Gretchen’s request- in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parma Animal Shelter at https://parmashelter.org/

Visitation 9am-11am followed by a Celebration of life Service at 11am on Wednesday, November 30th at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, Oh 44129. Interment Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. OFFER CONDOLENCES BELOW.

LIJOI, Dominick

November 19, 2022

DOMINICK LIJOI. Age 89. Beloved husband of the late Gloria (nee Stillo). Loving father of Sam (Ethel), Nick (Meg), and Joseph (Sophia). Loving grandfather of Shannon Gastaldo (Mike), Vincenzo, Annabella, Lianna, Santino and Giovana and great grandfather of Camilla, Jack, Eloise, and Scott Gastaldo. Dear brother of the late Andrea (Rae) and uncle and cousin to many. Dominick was a retired U.S. Courts Chief of Pretrial.  VISITATION TUES. 11/22 FROM 4-8PM AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, Oh 44129.

FUNERAL MASS WED/ 11/23 AT 10AM AT HOLY FAMILY PARMA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army. To offer condolences, visit www.zaborfh.com.

MARTIN, Joy D.

November 15, 2022

Joy D. MARTIN, age 87 (nee Hurlbert). Beloved wife of 28 years to James M. Dearest mother of David Pastva (deceased)(Kim), Michael Pastva, Monica Kosakowski (David), John Pastva (Shelby), Kimberly Mitchell (Greg), David Martin (Alison), Terese (deceased), John Martin (Jean), Joseph Martin (Jeanine), and Kathleen Kuehls (Skylar). Loving grandmother of 11, great grandmother of many. Dear sister of the late Faith and Hope Hurlbert (Jerry). 

VISITATION, THUR. NOV. 17, 2-4 AND 6-8 PM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (BETW. SNOW & RIDGE). MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL, FRI. NOV. 18, 11:00 AT ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH. INTERMENT, HOLY CROSS CEMETERY.  

WITNIK, Jason M.

November 11, 2022

Jason M. WITNIK, age 51. Beloved son of Denise C. (nee Spoden) and the late Stanley A. Dearest Father of Jada & Jayden. Loving brother of Phillip and Meghan Manson (Tommy). Dear uncle of Stanley, Sam, Chase, Jenna, Hope, & Joshua. Dear cousin and friend to many.

Jason had many interests: being a fashion enthusiast (at least 50 pairs of shoes for one occasion!), motorcyclist, house contractor, etc. Jason was the kind of person who would walk into a room and instantly brighten the mood. Everyone knew him for his goofiness and his “FatLac” plates, it’s just who he was. 

In addition, Jason was always there when you needed him. Take his mother’s house, for example. When his mother (Denise Witnik) moved into a new house that needed to be completely redone, he was there for her. He worked night and day to get the job done. Whether it be installing a beautiful new floor or simply painting the dining room walls, he did it all. The most important quality about him was that he was a Father. He always put his children first. To him, they were his most prized possessions, and no amount of money could take them from him. At times, he put his own sanity aside for them and supported them through everything.

Dad, even though you had many struggles throughout your life, you were always resilient. You showed us that even when times are hard, you must continue on the right track. Thank you for everything you have done for us.

We love you and will always miss you,

Jada and Jayden

VISITATION, SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2:00-6:00 PM, FOLLOWED BY A SERVICE AT 6:00, AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (BETWEEN SNOW & RIDGE ROADS). 

 

MOOREN, James R.

November 8, 2022

James R. Mooren. Beloved husband of the late Genevieve (nee Szychowski) (aka Marotta). Dear stepfather of Edward, Linda, and the late Jonathan and grandfather of 4 and great grandfather of 2. Dear brother of the following deceased; Charles, Estelle Vober, Lucille Payne, Robert Elmer L., William, and Jeanette Schwab. Dear uncle.

Funeral Mass Wed. 11/9 at 11am preceded by visitation starting at 10am all at St. Martin of Tours 14600 Turney Rd. Maple Heights, Oh 44137. Interment Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Crossroads Hospice www.crhcf.org/donate. To offer condolences visit www.zaborfh.com.