Thursday, April 25, 2013
A service — in the Hindu tradition — took place April 23.
Thursday, April 25
Laxmidas Dayalal, of Brecksville, died April 22. He was 78. Dayalal was the beloved husband of Panna; loving father of Jasmine, Milan (Rupal)and Ashith; dear grandfather of Krish and Dev and friend to many. A service — in the Hindu tradition — took place April 23.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Rose Petsche penned a blog about US Sen. Rob Portman's "no" vote on background checks on gun purchases.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Council unanimously approved two separate measures giving a nod to the community leaders.
The community is still mourning the recent deaths of coach Joe Vadini and former councilwoman Kay Broughton. And so is Brecksville City Council. On Tuesday night, council unanimously approved two separate measures giving a nod to the community leaders and offering condolences to the families of Vadini and Broughton. Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby recently told Brecksville Patch that he remembered Broughton serving with “distinction and dedication.” He fondly recalled her guidance when he took over as mayor more than 26 years ago — as well as “the respect and concern she demonstrated for my brother Jack, both as Mayor and also when he became ill.” “Kay believed she could make a difference by being involved in our city,” said Mayor Jerry …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Here’s a highlight of the top stories from around Brecksville during the past week.
Did you miss anything around town during the past week? Here’s your opportunity to get caught up. Joe Vadini, Legendary Football Coach, Dies at 83: A legend in the classroom and the football field in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District has died. Man Caught With 112 Grams of Marijuana: A 35-year-old Euclid man faces several charges — including drug possession — after he was stopped on Interstate 77. Brecksville Ready for a New Police Station: Construction could begin on a new police station this year. Kay Broughton, Former Brecksville City Councilwoman, Dies at 89: In addition to a number of accomplishments, she was also the first female president of the Brecksville City Council. Cuyahoga Valley National Park Among Nation's …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
In addition to a number of accomplishments, she was also the first female president of the Brecksville City Council.
Kay Broughton, a former Brecksville resident and civic leader, died on March 27. She was 89. While she lived in Brecksville from 1957 to 2004, Broughton was remembered as a highly civically engaged resident. Among other accomplishments, she was the first female president of Brecksville City Council. Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby remembers Broughton serving with “distinction and dedication.” He fondly remembered her guidance when he took over as mayor more than 26 years ago — as well as “the respect and concern she demonstrated for my brother Jack, both as Mayor and also when he became ill.” “Kay believed she could make a difference by being involved in our city,” said Mayor Jerry Hruby. “From the day she moved to Brecksville, she became …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Calling hours are scheduled to take place at Ripepi and Sons on Bagley Road from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. April 4. The funeral is slated to take place at Holy Family Church in Parma at 10 a.m. April 5.
A legend in the classroom and the football field in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District has died. Joe Vadini died on Easter with his family at his side. It was also his 83rd birthday. Friends and former players remembered him as a great coach and teacher, family man and mentor to many. “He was a great guy, and he was very tuned in to football,” said friend and former player Jim Lid, who played for Vadini in the early 1960s. “He was also a role model; he cared for his players; he was a good coach. Above all he was a friend. He had a softer side.” “He was a big role model in my life — second only to my dad.” In 1983, Vadini announced he was leaving the Brecksville-Broadview Heights school district after 25 years as its head …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Services will be held Thursday and Friday.
Wilbur T. Johnston, of Brecksville, died Monday at the age of 85. Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home is overseeing the services and provided the following information. Johnston was the husband of the late Gloria L. (nee Carlson); the father of William T. (Kathy), Cynthia S. Thrall (Rob) and Jill A. Mack (Rick); the grandfather of Tracie Burns (Jay), Jason and Andrew Johnston, Jessica Shannon (Dan), Megan, Robby and Zach Thrall, and Richard and Morgan Mack; the great grandfather of Addison and Carleigh; and the brother of the late Raymond (Joyce, surviving) and Winifred Mitchell (George, deceased). Johnston was a World War II Army veteran. He had been the area circulation manager at the former Cleveland Press and a retired bus driver for the Parma…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Services will be held Wednesday and Thursday.
Joseph L. Finding, a former Brecksville teacher and coach, has died at the age of 73. Zabor Funeral Home in Parma is overseeing the services and provided the following information on its website. Finding was the husband of Antoinette “Ann” (nee Lipari), the father of Mary Rose Nischwitz (Robert), Teresa Smith (Bradley), Joseph S. (Donielle) and Anthony (Jennifer), the grandfather of Sean, Lauren, Michael, Samuel, Kyle, Patricia, Joseph II, and Makenna, the son of the late Joseph E. and Teresa and the brother of Kathleen Fleming (Ray) and the late Patricia Reed (Gene, deceased). Cathy Harbinak, coordinator of community relations for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools, said Finding was a longtime junior high physical education teacher…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Services will be held Thursday.
Edna May Boyle (nee Abel) of Brecksville died Monday. Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home is overseeing the services and provided the following information. Boyle was the wife of Robert E.; the mother of Kim Hotz (Gary); the stepmother of Leslie Boyle, Robert E. Jr. and Thomas E.; the grandmother of Max (Lisa); the great grandmother of Mia and Mason; and the sister of David Abel (Stella). The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Thursday at Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. To leave condolences for the family, visit Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home’s website.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Services will be held Friday and Saturday.
Norbert H. Zaleski, of Brecksville, died Tuesday at the age of 81. Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home is overseeing the services and provided the following information. Zaleski was the husband of Vidmanta (nee Rabaviciene) and the late Rosalie (nee Gondek); the father of Scott (Laura), Todd (deceased) and the stepfather of Grazina and Ruta; the grandfather of Zachary, Olivia and Dillon and the brother of Alice McIntosh. Visiting hours will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home. There will be a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Basil the Great Church at 10 a.m. To leave condolences for the family, visit Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home’s website.