Vicchiarelli Funeral Home

5252 Mayfield Road Lynhurst, OH 44124


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Russell T. Jacobson

(12/26/1925-6/30/17)

RUSSELL T. JACOBSON SR., fan of the New York Yankees, University of Michigan football, and an extra-dry martini, passed away on June 30, 2017. Born in Ludington, MI, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Renville. After the war, he obtained his CPA license at Northwestern University and then met his first wife Juliana (Anthony) and had 2 sons. After her death, he remarried and with Joan (deceased) (Andrews) had 4 daughters and 1 more son. He lived his 90+ years to the fullest, marked by his commitment to his community, career, and family: City of Charlevoix (MI) Shuffleboard Champion, St. Louis Parish Golf League Champion and 50/50 Raffle Winner, 40+ years as St. Louis church usher, 40+ years with Legion of Mary, 40+ years at TRW, 10+ years at H&R Block, 58+ years as a father, 28+ years as a grandfather. Dearest father of Russell Jr. (Theresa), Christopher (deceased), Mary Joan Bostelman (Mark), Laura Reckamp (Mike), Susan Agresta (A.J.), Karen Laurienzo (Tom), and Michael (Emelyn); devoted grandfather of Marina, Melanie, and Maxwell Bostelman; Luke, Kevin, Ella, and Callum Reckamp; Jaime Neufer; Anthony, Dominic, and Matthew Laurienzo; and Henry and Eleanor Jacobson; Proud son of Theodore and Blanche Jacobson, dear brother of Eunice Tiedeman and Eleanore Jacobson (both deceased); uncle, great-uncle and friend to many. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in Russell’s name to Catholic Charities, 7911 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44102. Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at Communion of Saints Parish at St. Ann Church, 2175 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Hts, OH 44118, on Wednesday July 5, 2017. The family will receive friends at church Wednesday from 9am until time of service.


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Evelyn Pipoly

(8/30/1923-6/14/17)

EVELYN PIPOLY (Blatnik, Trivisonno) passed away on June 14, 2017. She was born August 30, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio to John and Frances (Korencic) Blatnik. Her siblings Albin (Bea), Vida (Chuck), Justine (Barney) and Harry predeceased her as did her beloved husband, Michael Pipoly. She is survived by her daughter Sharon and son in law John Roberts, her brother Robert (Marlena), sister in law Mary Blatnik, brother in law Joseph Trivisonno (Sally) and many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was a proud graduate of Collinwood High School and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. She was involved in and served as an officer in numerous Slovenian and Italian organizations, including SNPJ, KSKJ, Slovenian Women’s Union, Holmes Avenue Pensioners, St. Mary’s Seniors, the Waterloo and Holmes Avenue Slovenian Homes, the Federation of Slovenian Homes, the latter of which she was named Woman of the Year in 1998, and finally, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. Evelyn was a serious pinochle player, a life-long fan of the Cleveland Indians and an avid supporter of the Mentor High School football program coached by her nephew, Steve. Following a family tradition, Evelyn donated her remains to the CWRU School of Medicine. A memorial mass will be celebrated in early August at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Memorials in her honor may be sent to Holy Redeemer Church, 15712 Kipling Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110.
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Walter J. Kesko

(3/23/1924-6/22/17)

WALTER J. KESKO, 93, a resident of Highland Heights, passed away peacefully on June 22nd at Hillcrest Hospital. Wally was born on March 23, 1924 to John and Sophie Kesko. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Sally. Walter is survived by his brother-in-law Ray Niksa and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was a tool and die maker and worked at several companies, including White Motors and Curtis Industries. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Walter’s name to Hillcrest Hospital ICU Unit or Impatient Hospice Care 6780 Mayfield Rd. Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Paschal Baylon Church. Interment All Souls Cemetery. The family will receive friends at VICCHIARELLI FUNERAL HOME 5252 MAYFIELD RD, LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND & BRAINARD) MONDAY 4-7 P.M.


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Cristian Stoianov

(4/23/1998-6/8/17)

CRISTIAN STOIANOV, beloved son of Giulia Stoianov and step-son of Giovanni Fini; devoted grandson of Vera; dear nephew of Marina and Veronica; step-brother of Giovanni Jr., Daniel and Anthony; loving step-grandson of Maria and Remo and good friend to many. The family will receive friends at VICCHIARELLI FUNERAL HOME 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND & BRAINARD) TUESDAY JUNE 13, 2017 4-8 P.M


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Virginia K. Swanson

(12/3/1931-3/15/17)

VIRGINIA K. SWANSON (Leahy), age 85, of Highland Hts, passed away March 15, 2017, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Thomas M.; loving mother of Kathy, Thomas J. (Christie), Jeffrey G. (Brenda), David E. (Laura) and Linda M. Citraro (Dante); cherished grandmother of Lauren Fannin (Sam) and Robert, Catherine, Nina and Kirsten, Amanda Verduin (Tim), Danielle, Sara and Katie, Erin and Thomas; beloved sister of Patricia Colligan (Bill) and Maureen White (John, deceased); proceeded in death by her parents, Margaret and Joseph Leahy. She is the former Mayor of Highland Hts. for 8 years and served as an elected official for over 25 years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Virginia’s name to the St. Paschal Baylon Endowment Fund 5384 Wilson Mills Rd. Highland Hts., Oh 44143 or The Cleveland Clinic Hospice PO Box 931517 Cleveland, Oh 44193-1655. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday March 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Paschal Baylon Church (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Knollwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at VICCHIARELLI FUNERAL HOME 5252 MAYFIELD RD., (BETWEEN RICHMOND & BRAINARD) MONDAY 3-8 P.M.
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