ROBERT R. HUNTER, November 26, 1923 – June 16, 2011. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Gnidenski); dear father of Robert R. Jr. (Anne), Mary Ann (Anthony) Ferraro, and the late James E.; loving grandfather of Ellen and Edward Hunter and Adrienne Ferraro Mueller. Robert was a member of the Chagrin Valley Camera Club, Metro East Camera Club, and the Cleveland Astronomical Society. Services Monday June 20, 10AM at KINDRICH-McHUGH STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 BAINBRIDGE RD., SOLON, where family visited with friends FROM 4-7 PM SUNDAY. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Mildred McGranahan was born September 15, 1919 and died June 12, 2011 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her parents, Jacob Elton Franks and Sarah Caroline Kaylor and her sister, Mary Jane Franks. She is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 62 years, Robert Lewis McGranahan, her brother, Richard Kaylor Franks (Lillian), her children Katherine McGranahan Livingston (Thaddeus); Robert Lewis McGranahan (Ann); Sarah McGranahan Edwards (Jeff), Jay Byron McGranahan, and grandchildren Carrie Grace, Thaddeus Andrew, Kate, Andrew Elijah, and Bobby.
Mildred was born on a farm in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Ohio near her childhood home of Wooster, Ohio. She was a farmer’s daughter. Mildred and her family survived the Great Depression and flourished. To this day, she has kept that farm in the family. As much as she loved the land, it was said she preferred playing the piano to weeding the garden. Mildred enjoyed a lifelong love of music.
She graduated from Kent State University and taught elementary school in East Cleveland, Canfield and Leetonia, Ohio before marrying her handsome Marine after World War II. They moved to Long Island, New York where she made a loving home and together they raised their four children.
Mildred was an avid reader and gifted educator and used the McGuffey Readers to teach her children to read - and read well. She shared her love of music, providing piano lessons along with a healthy measure of determination. Depending upon one’s perspective, Mildred was tenacious, steel-willed, resolute, determined, perhaps stubborn, but always inspiring.
She encouraged a love of the water by buying a small boat so the family could enjoy learning to swim in Great South Bay on Long Island, although she, herself, was no fan of swimming. At the young age of 77, Mildred donned her bathing suit and, with her husband and a firm grip on her grandchildren, led the charge of those grandkids into the Cape May surf.
She was a leader when it was uncommon for women to assume that role. Mildred was the Girl Scout Cookie Mom. She was a Cub Scout leader. She was a skilled and fearless driver. She was always the chauffer for friends, even in unfamiliar cities around the country.
Years passed quickly by – driving friends places, caring for family and friends, knitting, baking her famous pies, cookies, potato salad and deviled eggs – oh yes, she was terrific cook, too!. Mildred and Bob later moved to Mount Holly, New Jersey to be near family.
Mildred was a devout Christian and faithfully practiced, expressed and lived her deep, abiding faith in her Lord. She loved and was loved deeply by her husband, children and grandchildren, dearly relishing their time together.
Please join us as we celebrate a life well lived on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 11 AM at The Church In Aurora, 146 South Chillicothe Road, Aurora, OH 44202-6803. Interment will be at Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Salvation Army.
Dorothy L. Slade (nee Kosch), 79, of Solon passed away June 15, 2011. Born in Cleveland on April 10, 1932, Dorothy grew up in Cleveland and was a graduate of East High School. Following school, Dorothy worked for the Cleveland Hardware and Forging company where she met her husband Bill. After marriage, while raising a family, Dorothy spent 20 years working for the Orange Schools as a Media Assistant in the High School library. Since retiring, Dorothy and Bill enjoyed traveling in their Airstream trailer with WBCCI, traveling and skiing in Europe, golfing, and spending time with family, friends and her kitties.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 55 years, William Slade III, loving children Laura (Drake) Chew and Janet Slade, dear grandchildren William and Christine Chew, and dear sister Joan (Roy) Miles. Visitation Monday, June 20 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral Service Tuesday, June 21 at 10 AM at Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Rd., Solon, OH. Burial to follow, Mount Hope Cemetery in Solon. Memorial contributions may be made to World Neighbors 4127 NW 122nd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73120. Or visit http://www.wn.org.
Shawn Michael Cultrona, age 36, March 22, 1975-June 5, 2011. Beloved husband of Nicole (nee Oravsky); loving father of Nicolas; dear son of Robert G. and Kathryn “Kay” Dixon; son-in-law of Ralph D. and Cynthia (nee Wolfe); loving grandson of Estelle Dixon; cherished brother of Lisa Cultrona, and Thomas R. (Julie); brother-in-law of Douglas (Corrine) Oravsky, Kelly (Patrick) Bartley, and Bradley Oravsky; uncle of Ava, Kady, Jesse, and Tyler. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 10, 10AM at St. Rita Church, 32820 Baldwin Road, Solon. Family will visit with friends at KINDRICH-McHUGH STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 BAINBRIDGE RD., SOLON, FROM 3-8PM THURSDAY. Memorials may be made to The Nicolas Cultrona Education Fund, c/o Key Bank 33275 Aurora Road, Solon, OH 44139.
Shawn was born in Bedford and raised in Solon, a 1991 graduate of Solon High School. He attended John Carroll University and married Nicole in September of 2002. He has worked for Progressive Insurance for the past 14 years with the most recent title of Senior Telecom Analyst. He was a resident of Twinsburg; a board member of Country Club Village Association, a member of Solon Italian Club, a NASCAR enthusiast, and most importantly a coach for his son Nicolas’ sports interests. He was also a great cook.
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