Obituaries

Verna Whitmire

VERNA MURIEL HOLT WHITMIRE, March 24, 1920 - January 7, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Gut Thomas Whitmire; dear mother of Guy Thomas Jr., and Debra W. (Paul) Corrado; loving grandmother of Tom, Sandy, Cate, Amber, Ryan, Amy, Andrew, David, and the late Samantha; cherished great-grandmother of 9. Services privately held at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, Owing Mills, MD.


 

Melba Simpson

MELBA L. SIMPSON (nee Luther) of Orange Village. January 1, 1917 - January 3, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Fred; dear mother of Geoffrey L. (Patricia), Marilyn Johnson, Wayne A. (Diana), Bryan P. (Susie), and Robert R. (Jill); devoted grandmother of Elizabeth Harvey, Daniel Simpson, Erik Johnson, Scott Johnson, Laura Poje, Lindsay, Matthew, Peter, Cody, Carly, Juliana, and Michael Simpson; loving great-grandmother of Katy, Matthew and Grace Johnson, Sarah and Katie Harvey, Ryan and Mark Poje, and Neon Simpson; dear sister of the late Jack and Robert Luther. Services Saturday January 5, 12PM at STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 BAINBRIDGE RD., SOLON, where family will visit with friends ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SERVICES. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5410 Transportation Boulevard, Suite 5, Garfield Heights, OH, 44125.


 

Robert R. Simens

Robert R. Simens, of Solon. April 16, 1928- December 28, 2012. Army Veteran Korean War. Builder, Entrepreneur, and Inventor. Beloved husband of Gloria J. (Nee Dombrosky); loving father of Laura (Mark) Fasano, Michael (Cynthia) Simens, Linda (Richard) Smith, Mark (Michael Immerman) Simens, and the late Robert Gerard and Robert Jude; proud grandfather of Jason (Rachel) Smith, Natalie Fasano, Michael Fasano, Jaclyn Smith, Matthew Fasano, Julia Fasano, Madeline Simens, and Ellen Simens; Devoted son of Dorothy (Jaksic) and Albert E. Simens; brother of the late Dorothy King and Albert E. Simens Jr.

Founded Robert R. Simens Construction Company. Designed and built Fell Lake Park, the largest in-ground swimming pool in the World in 1964. Founded Mr. Chicken Inc. and was holder of numerous innovative building patents and designs. Devoted husband of 57 years; loving father and grandfather; and loyal, stalwart, generous friend and confidant to all he knew.

Mass of Catholic burial Thursday January 3, 10am at St. Rita's Church, 32820 Baldwin Rd., Solon. Interment All Souls Cemetery. Family will visit with friends at STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 BAINBRIDGE RD., SOLON FROM 2-4 AND 6-8 PM WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2, 2013

Memorials may be made to: F.B.O. Logan C. Thomas Special Needs Trust c/o Mr. Chicken P.O. Box 23051 Euclid Oh. 44123 or Wounded Warrior Project. 

   

Andrew Kanapky

ANDREW KANAPKY, of Solon.   November 27,1926 - December 20, 2012. Army Veteran WWII. Beloved husband of the late Isabelle; dear father of Jeanne (Robert) Matson, Joanne Nejman, Joyce (Charles) Keating, and Jackie (Dale) Cover; loving grandfather of Jackie, Nicole, Christopher, Randy, Michael, David, Katie, and Andrew; cherished great-grandfather of Meghan, Lainey, and Sean; brother of Thomas Kanapky, Dolores Berbus, Madeline Hancher, and the late Catherine Tillman.  Mass of Christian Burial Thursday December 27, 11:30AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 9080 Shepard Rd., Macedonia. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Family will visit with friends at STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 BAINBRIDGE RD., SOLON, FROM 4-8 PM WEDNESDAY.


 

Rose Trankita

ROSE TRANKITA (Nee Russo), of Aurora formerly of Willoughby. Beloved wife of the late Carl; loving mother of Annette Roberts (Norman Stansbury), Nancy (Robert) Belinger, and the late Joseph; adoring grandmother of Dawn (Dave) Zenobi, Traci (Craig) Briscoe, Brian (Dana) Belinger, Adam (Jennifer) Belinger, and Christina Belinger; proud great-grandmother of ten; dear aunt to many. Services Saturday December 29, 11:30am at STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 BAINBRIDGE RD., SOLON, where family will visit with friends TWO HOURS PRIOR TO SERVICES.


   

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