Vicchiarelli Funeral Home

5252 Mayfield Road Lynhurst, OH 44124

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Ryan A. Laux

RYAN A. LAUX (Smuhl), beloved son of Robert (deceased) and Jacqueline Knack (Steven); loving brother of Kevin Laux (fiance Joni Rupke) and Britney Laux; dearest uncle of Alina Laux; devoted grandson of Andrew and Joyce Gibb and David Laux (deceased); surrounded and loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends at VICCHIARELLI FUNERAL HOME 5252 MAYFIELD RD, LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND and BRAINARD) SUNDAY August 26th, 12-3 P.M.


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Joe W. Vitanza


Joe W. Vitanza, 102, passed away July 12, at Hospice of the Western Reserve surrounded by family. Joe was born in Cleveland on November 26, 1915 to Antonino and Antonina Vitanza. He married Gertrude (Cefaratti) on June 1, 1940 and they were happily married for 72 years until Gertrude’s passing in 2013. He is survived by children Anthony (Angie) and Roberta (Bob) Bures, son in law, Pat Bevack, grandchildren Tony (Kim), Christine (Scott), Pat (Karen), Joe (Rita), Gina (Joe), Deanna (Nick) and Bobby (Kacey), sister, Theresa LaManna and great-grandchildren Olivia, Alexis, Gianna, Joey, Giavanna, Giuliana and Giada. He was a Godfather, uncle, and friend to many. Joe is preceded in death by his wife Gertrude, daughter, Diane Bevack, and siblings Josephine, Sam, Frank, James and Tony. The family wishes to thank Dr. John Bertsch for the years of compassionate care given to both Joe and Gertrude. Mass of Christian Burial Monday July 16, 2018 at 10 a.m. at SS. Robert and William Church, 367 E. 260th St., Euclid. Entombment All Souls Cemetery. The family will receive friends at VICCHIARELLI FUNERAL HOME 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND and BRAINARD) SUNDAY 2-6 P.M.

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Mildred Mickshaw


MILDRED MICKSHAW (Jamrich), age 93; beloved and devoted wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Edward Jr. (deceased), Robert (Joanne), Kathleen Lecate (Nicholas) and Lori Messina (Russell); grandmother of Raymond (Leslee), Michael (Michele), Christina, Nicole Lecate-Szucs (Justin), Leslie Carle (Derek) and Alyssa Cyrus (Mike); great-grandmother of 11; sister of Theresa Diefenderfer and Irma Knaus; daughter of the late Martin and Josefina Jamrich. Mildred was a devoted and faithful parishioner of St. Paschal Baylon Church. She was truly loved by her family and will be deeply missed. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday July 17, 2018 at 10:30 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 AND BRAINARD) MONDAY 4-7 P.M.

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James O’Donnell


JAMES O’DONNELL, beloved husband of Patricia (deceased); dearest father of Kathleen Vavro (Dave), James Jr., Peggy, John (Nancy) and Daniel (Dawn); devoted grandfather of Christine, Jackie (Andrew), Patrick (Lindsay), Julianne, Dylan, Kyle and Kayleigh; great-grandfather of Mason and Liam James; dear brother of Tom (Jenny); loving uncle of Tommy (Debbie) and Kelly (Jim). James was a devoted coach for Our Lady of Mount Carmel CYO Basketball, the Wickliffe Baseball League and the Wickliffe Midget Football League during the 1960s and 1970s. He also worked as an iron worker, firefighter, and was the owner of Associated Drafting Service for 25 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to help James’ great-nephew, Mike (Sara O’Donnell) who is currently battling Wilson’s Disease. Contributions can be sent to Tom O’Donnell, 30472 Copperfield Cove, Granger, IN 46530 or made by visiting: The family will receive friends at Monreal Funeral Home 35400 Curtis Blvd. Eastlake, Tuesday June 5, 2018 from 3-7 p.m.
Arrangements made by: Vicchiarelli Funeral Home

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Lauren Noall


LAUREN NOALL, our beautiful angel, beloved daughter of Kelly (Moran) and Brennan; dearest sister of Madison and Dylan; loving niece of Peter Moran (Christi) and Tyler Noall (Alison Bozic); cherished granddaughter of Peter and Judy (deceased) Moran, Roger (deceased) (Colleen) Noall and Judy Noall; great-granddaughter of Katherine Thiede; great-niece of Margaret Peters, Dick and Mary Frank; dear cousin of Brendan, Jenna, and Jackson Moran, Rachel and Weston Noall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lauren’s name via mail to Outward Bound Attn: Development 4 Airline Drive Suite 202, Albany, NY 12205, via email at or via phone 718-463-4484.
Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady Chapel at Gilmour Academy. Private inurnment at a later date.

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Elinor Scricca


Elinor Coraretti Scricca PhD, 86, died peacefully in Bethesda MD in the early morning hours of Friday March 23, 2018. Born In Cleveland, Ohio to Ann and Anthony Coraretti, Elinor was the older sister of Teresa Coraretti Ianiro and beloved wife of Domenic T. Scricca both now deceased. Elinor was the mother of daughter Cherie A. Scricca of Napa CA, daughter Carole S. Maslin and son-in-law John W. Maslin of Bethesda MD, and the ferociously proud grandmother of Jullia Grace Maslin also of Bethesda.

An accomplished educator, instructor and administrator, Elinor graduated Most Likely to Succeed from Collinwood High School in 1949, Magna Cum Laude Case Western Reserve University in 1953 and went on to receive her Masters from there in 1959 and finally her PhD in 1978.

Elinor was fluent in four languages with a particular love of French. As a devout Francophile, Elinor taught French in the Cleveland and University Heights and Cleveland Heights Public Schools as well as at Cleveland State University. In 1969, she and Domenic moved to Ashtabula OH where she served as principal of Washington Elementary School before becoming the first female Superintendent of Ashtabula City Schools in 1987. After serving as Superintendent, Elinor became principal of St. John High School (her daughters’ alma mater) in 1992.

Having achieved her goals in Ashtabula and battled her share of lake-effect snow, Elinor moved with Domenic to sunny SW Florida in 1995. Restless in retirement, Elinor began to lay the groundwork for a campaign to become a member of the School Board in Lee County. She won two successive terms before finally retiring in 2012.

Besides her work, Elinor’s love and devotion to her family sustained her. She was devoted to her nephews Anthony and David Ianiro, attendant to her sister Teresa, ever caring of her mother Ann and enchanted by her granddaughter Julia. She spoke proudly of the accomplishments of her daughters Cherie and Carole and her favorite (only) son-in-law John. She celebrated 57 years of marriage to Domenic and held him in her heart since his death in 2013.

In 2003, Elinor founded Pride & Patriotism of Lee County, a non-profit for the arts and love of country, which uses a patriotic theme to bring together and celebrate the artistic talents of students in the presence of veterans who are recognized for providing the students the opportunity to celebrate their artistic talents in a free country.

In lieu of flowers, please consider charitable donations in her memory to:

Pride and Patriotism of Lee County
PO Box 150702
Cape Coral, FL 33915-0702
EIN number 45-4927451

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday March 27 at 1 PM ET at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, OH.
Arrangements made by: Vicchiarelli Funeral Home

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Bridget DiTomaso


BRIDGET DiTOMASO (Tedeschi), beloved wife of Carmen (deceased); dearest mother of Rose Tryon (deceased) (Bill), Albert (deceased) and Jeannie Trankito (Nick); devoted grandmother of Steve (Michelle), Leslie (Matt), Albert, Heather (Mike), Nicholas (Krystle) and Gianna (fiance, Pete); great-grandmother of 18; loving aunt of Karla (Tony). Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday March 27, 2018 at Holy Rosary Church. Interment Lake View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at VICCHIARELLI FUNERAL HOME 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND & BRAINARD) MONDAY 4-8 P.M.