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Perry Local

Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200
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Rebecca Anne (Higgins) Fouts, Class of 1993

Rebecca Anne (Higgins) Fouts died peacefully at home on August 11, 2019.  More +

James D. Reed, Class of 1969

James D. Reed, 66 of Middlefield, formerly of Painesville, passed away at University Hospital in Cleveland on January 4, 2017. More +

Stanley G. LeBail, Class of 1966

Stanley G. LeBail passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 after a long and valiant battle against cancer.   More +

Mary A. Barker, Class of 1969

Mary A. Barker passed away May 14, at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer. More +

Paul Michael Liikala, Class of 1964

Paul Michael Liikala, 72, of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019. More +

Robert A. Tenkku, Class of 1954

Robert A. Tenkku, age 82, passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2019 at the Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN. More +

Genevieve A. Conklin, Class of 1941

Genevieve "Gen" A. Conklin, age 96, of Painesville, died on May 14, 2019 at her home.  More +

Benjamin Keith Myers, Class of 1968

Mr. Myers was born January 28, 1948 in Westfield, New York to Samuel and Esther Myers. He passed away, May 4, 2019 in Cleveland. More +

Paul J. Kline Jr, Class of 1960

Paul J. Kline Jr age 77, passed away April 26, 2019. More +

Ellen Rae Smith, Class of 1964

Ellen Rae Smith, age 72, of Perry, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019.  More +

Jeffrey Mark Miner, Class of 1976

Jeffrey Mark Miner died on April 27, 2019 at the age of 61. More +

Thomas Charles Haas, Class of 1955

Thomas Haas passed away April 10, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. More +

Russell Stutzman, Class of 1954

Russell Stutzman passed away February 12, 2019.

Audrey M. Hurray, Perry Music Teacher

On February 11, 2019, a band of angels graciously welcomed Audrey M. Hurray to the heavenly choir. Audrey, age 82 of Mentor, passed away at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland.  More +

Velmore Jalmer Farren, Class of 1972

Velmore J. Farren, 65, of Madison passed away February 7, 2019 in Madison. More +

Earl Seese, Perry Schools Employee

Earl Seese, age 88, of North Perry, passed away Monday, February, 4, 2019 at home. More +

Emmett H. "Sonny" Hines, Class of 1959

Emmett H. "Sonny" Hines, age 78, of Hephzibah, Georgia, after fighting a brief illness, joined his beloved wife on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  More +

Barry Whited, Class of 1990

Barry Whited passed away on December 27, 2018.  There is no obituary to share at this time.

Karen Thielan Connor, Class of 1966

Karen was born February 16, 1948 and passed away November 30, 2018. Karen was a resident of Daytona Beach, Florida at the time of passing.

David A. Dennison, Class of 1979

David A. Dennison, of Perry, Ohio, passed away November 16, 2018 surrounded by family and friends after a short battle with cancer. More +

Daniel E. Kertcher, Class of 1968

Daniel E. Kertcher, age 68, of Perry, died on October 27, 2018 at Regency Hospital. More +

Marilyn Jean Sloban, Class of 1993

A Celebration of Life for Marilyn Jean Sloban, age 43, of Lakewood Ohio formerly of Perry Ohio, will be held at Riders Inn, 792 Mentor Ave. Painesville on Friday, September 28th, 2018 from 2:00 until 5:00 pm. More +

Brandy Lee Siegel, Class of 2000

Brandy Lee Siegel, age 36, of Perry, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. More +

Carole Lynn Gebeau Thompson, Class of 1963

Carole Lynn Gebeau Thompson, 73, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018. More +

Nicholetta Square, Class of 1985

Nickie was born January 21, 1967 in Painesville and passed away August 25, 2018 in Perry. More +

Clifford Wilson, Class of 1967

Clifford Wilson passed away on August 28, 2018 in Florida.

Felix F. Padula, Class of 1959

Mass of Christian Burial for Felix F. Padula, age 77 of Leroy Township, will be 9:30 a.m., Monday August 20 at St. Mary Church, 242 North State Street, Painesville, Ohio. More +

Mary S. (Angeloro) Hausrath, Class of 1951

Mary S. (Angeloro) Hausrath, age 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018, in Burton, Ohio.  More +

George A. Nemeth Sr., Class of 1965

Memorial services for George A. Nemeth, Sr., age 71, of Thompson, will be Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home. More +

Janice Elaine Martin, Class of 1968

Janice E. Martin, 68, died unexpectedly at Univiserty Hospital Cleveland on Friday, July 13, 2018. More +

Cynthia Lynn (Allen) Brown, Class of 1979

Cynthia Lynn Brown, age 57 of Madison, died unexpectedly on June 10, 2018.  More +

David Kanda, Class of 2008

David Kanda, age 28, of Perry, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at his home. More +

Thomas Howard Heil, Perry Student

Thomas Howard Heil, of Perry, passed away on May 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family More +

Mary J. Black, Class of 1966

Mary J. Black of Madison passed away on May 2, 2018 at the University Hospital in Geneva, OH. More +

Arianna Dawn Cope, Class of 2017

Arianna Dawn Cope, age 19, passed away on February 24, 2018 in Perry Ohio. More +

Richard Spencer "Dick" Warren, Class of 1946

Richard Spencer "Dick" Warren went to be with the Lord peacefully at his home in Circleville, Ohio on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 89. More +

Stephen R. Heller, Perry School Teacher

Stephen R. Heller, 61, of Mentor, passed away January 25, 2018 at his home. He was born November 4, 1956 in Warren, PA. More +

John Orville "Pops" Warner, PHS Volunteer Assistant Football Coach

John "Pops" Orville Warner, age 76, died peacefully at home with his family and pets by his side on January 11, 2018. More +

Donovan Douglas Jenkins, Perry Local Schools Principal

Donovan Douglas (Doug) Jenkins, age 63, from Perry, OH, passed away Tuesday January 2, 2018 in Death Valley, CA.  More +

Constance E. (Strawser) Peterson, Perry School Teacher

Constance E. Strawser Peterson, 80, of Painesville, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland.  More +

Joan Lizbeth Petrus, Class of 1968

Joan Lizbeth Petrus, age 67, of Chardon, Ohio passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. More +

Victoria Elizabeth (LeBail) Leone, Class of 1969

Victoria Elizabeth Leone, age 67, passed away peacefully at her home with family at her side on December 17, 2017. More +

Jerry Allen Walter, Class of 1966

Jerry Allen Walter of Summerville, SC passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 69 on November 1, 2017 while vacationing in Italy with Ana Maria Walter, his loving wife of 44 years. More +

Gary D. Cantrell, Class of 1969

Gary D. Cantrell, age 66, of Geneva, Ohio passed away after a brief illness at home surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, October 30, 2017.  More +

Karl W. Locke, Class of 1936

Karl W. Locke was a lifelong resident of Perry Village and died peacefully at The Lantern of Madison on Oct. 28, 2017. More +

Vince Pizzino, Class of 1978

Vince Pizzino, 58, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, at Hospice House in Cleveland.  More +

Christine Nicole Clair, Class of 1999

Christine Nicole Clair, 36, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. More +

Michael Joseph Hoylman, Class of 1967

Michael Joseph Hoylman, 68, died Saturday, July 8, 2017. More +

Barbara A. (Allen) Morris, Transportation Staff Member

Barbara passed away August 30, 2017 at her home in Kirtland, surrounded by her loving family. More +

Donald E. Prekler, Class of 1965

Donald E. Prekler, age 69, of Lakewood, Ohio passed away on July 31, 2017 at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. More +

Gary Allen Ignat, Class of 1965

Gary Allen Ignat of Lansing, Michigan, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of August 23rd, after a long battle with cancer. More +

Frederick Fairchild "Fred" Colburn, Class of 1955

Frederick Fairchild "Fred" Colburn, 81, of Silver Spring, Md. passed away July 30, 2017. More +

George E. Inscho Jr., Perry School Teacher

George E. Inscho Jr. passed away peacefully on July 31, 2017 at his home in Painesville Township, Ohio. More +

Taylor A. Castilyn, Class of 2015

Taylor A. Castilyn passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. More +

Steven L. McCallion, Class of 1988

Steven L. McCallion, 47, passed away at Tri Point Medical Centerin Concord, June 23, 2017. More +

D. James Brainard, Class of 1957

D. James Brainard, 77, formerly of Perry and Dorset, passed away June 29, 2017 in Ashtabula. More +

Claude Brown, Class of 1955

Claude M. "Doc" Brown passed away on June 6, 2017, hours before his 81st birthday. More +

Myka Michele Gray, Class of 2016

Myka Michele Gray, age 18, loving daughter, sister and aunt, of Perry, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. More +

Kayleigh Taylor O'Brien, Class of 2016

Kayleigh Taylor O'Brien, age 19, of Perry, Ohio, beloved to many family and friends, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. More +

Nancy Fluharty Miller, Class of 1968

Nancy L. (Fluharty) Miller passed away on May 24, 2017, at home with her loving husband and family by her side. More +

Geraldine "Gerry" Finotti (Haas), Class of 1943

Geraldine "Gerry" Finotti (Haas), 91 of Mentor, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center, Euclid. More +

Roger A. Lett, Jr., Class of 2001

Roger A. Lett, Jr., age 34, died March 3, 2017 at TriPoint Health Center from muscular dystrophy complications. More +

Eleanor B. Baker 1915 - 2017

Eleanor B. Baker, age 101 of Madison, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing Facility. More +

Mary F. Freeman, Perry School Teacher

Mary was born October 22, 1922 in Magdalena, New Mexico and passed away at her residence in Perry Township, January 31, 2017. More +

Dennis Square, Class of 1977

Dennis R. Square, age 57 of Perry, passed away December 17, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic. More +

Mrs. Ethel Marie Way Ormsbee, Elementary School Teacher

Mrs. Ormsbee was born on September 16, 1922, to Horace Lewis Way and Anna Marshall Way on her grandfather's small farm in Kennett Township, Pennsylvania. More +

Robert (Bobby) Miller, Class of 1998

Robert Wayne Miller, Jr. passed away on November 22, 2016. More +

Patrick M. Sferra, Class of 1980

Pat Sferra, age 54 of Perry Township, passed away October 30, 2016 at Trident Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina. More +

Dennis Laurie, Teacher and School Board Member

Dennis S. Laurie, age 76 of Perry, Ohio, passed away October 16, 2016 at the Lantern of Madison. More +

Mrs. Rebecca Summers, Custodian from 1974-1999

Rebecca D. Summers, age 79 of Perry, died on October 11, 2016 at her home after a long battle with cancer. More +

Richard S. Roath, Class of 1944

Richard S. Roath, age 90 of Madison, passed away October 3, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township. More +

Marie Finucan Verbic, Class of 1936

Marie Finucan Verbic, 95, of Willowick, passed away October 2, 2016. More +

Leonard D. Johnson, Class of 1957

Leonard Johnson died August 30, 2016 at his home. More +

Thomas Erkkila, Class of 1982

Thomas Erkkila was born August 5, 1964 and passed away after complications from cancer on September 22, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital. More +

Merwin Crofoot, Class of 1950

Merwin Crofoot, age 85 of Perry, passed away peacefully September 3, 2016 at David Simpson Hospice House. More +

Pamela Few Laymon, Class of 1973

Pamela Few Laymon, 60, passed away August 15, 2016. More +

Emogene Bickel Hines, Class of 1951

Emogene Bickel Hines, age 83 of Hephzibah, Georgia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease on Friday, August 5, 2016 at her home. More +

Joyce A. Jersey Moody, Class of 1957

Joyce A. Jersey Moody passed away suddenly at her home on July 13, 2016. More +

Richard Hersman, Class of 1993

Richard David Hersman, age 41, passed away at his residence in Olmsted Falls on July 21, 2016. More +

John Anthony Hokavar, Class of 2007

John Anthony Hokavar, age 27, died July 16, 2016 at his home in Woodbridge, New Jersey. More +

Willa Dean (Nichols) Brainard, Class of 1957

Dean Nichols Brainard passed away on July 2, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. More +

Larry Pratt, Class of 1980

Larry E. Pratt, age 54 of Perry Township, Ohio passed away June 18, 2016, at home after a long battle with cancer. More +

Cody R. Carder, Class of 1954

Cody Carders, age 79 of Thompson, passed away May 27, 2016 at home. More +

Martha Elizabeth "Betty" Shepard Behm, Class of 1937

Betty Shepard Behm, a life-long Perry and Madison resident, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, businesswoman, encourager and friend to many died Friday, May 20, 2016. More +

Michael Horvath, Class of 1965

Michael Horvath, age 69 of Carrabelle, Florida, passed away on May 12, 2016. More +

David Whitmore, Class of 1950

David Whitmore of Largo, Florida passed away on March 31, 2016. He was born January 21, 1932. He graduated from Perry High School in the Class of 1950. He was married to Geraldine for 61 years.

Dennis Hoffacker, Class of 1968

Dennis R. Hoffacker, age 66 of Painesville, passed away peacefully at Mapleview Country Villa on April 22, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. More +

Sandra Bossert, Class of 1965

Sandra Bossert, age 69 of Perry, Ohio, passed away April 21, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center. More +

Gail Thomas Ignat, Class of 1968

Gail Thomas Ignat, age 66 of Rapid River, Michigan, passed away April 19, 2016, at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township, Michigan. More +

Keith Farren, Class of 1975

Stanley "Keith" Farren, age 60 of Painesville, passed away on April 15, 2016 at his home. More +

Gordon John Stegkemper, Class of 1968

John Stegkemper, age 66 of Madison, Ohio, passed away March 26, 2016 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. More +

Lee Barrish, Class of 1979

George "Lee" Barrish, age 55, passed away March 15, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic with family by his side. More +

Jerry Ondo, Maintenance Employee

Gerald "Jerry" Ondo, Sr., a former maintenance employee at Perry Schools, passed away March 7, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center. More +

Jeffrey Cook, Class of 2004

Jeffrey Cook, age 30 of Painesville, passed away March 5, 2016 at his home Painesville. More +

Delores Keener Taylor, Class of 1953

Delores N. Taylor, age 81, passed away March 7, 2016 while at home. More +

Mary Ellen Patricia (Meglan) Pizzino, Class of 1965

Mary Ellen Patricia (Meglan) Pizzino, age 69 of Salem, Ohio, died at her home while sleeping early Sunday morning. More +

Richard Nelson, Class of 1979

Richard L. Nelson, age 56 of Painesville, passed away March 4, 2016 after being struck by a car in Geneva, Ohio. More +

Sally Ann (Mantel) Sitler, Class of 1952

Sally A. Sitler, born October 30, 1934, the first child of JD and Ada (Stinchcomb) Mantle in Painesville, Ohio, passed away February 27, 2016. More +

Zachary Johnson, Class of 2007

Zachary M. Johnson passed away February 20, 2016 at the age of 27. More +

Michael Bentley, Class of 2014

Michael John Bentley, age 20, a lifelong Perry resident, died February 8, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. More +

Richard Wesley Dunn, Jr., Class of 1966

Richard Wesley Dunn, Jr., age 68 of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Lynn Cockfield Dunn, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, December 23, 2015. More +

Mr. Nick Square, Transportation Director

Nicholas D. Square, a 52 year Perry resident, passed away January 22, 2016 surrounded by the love of his devoted wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. More +

Charles Albert Corwin, Class of 1952

Charles "Albert" Corwin, age 83, of Mentor, passed away November 30, 2015. More +

Doris May Craine, Cafeteria Manager

Mrs. Craine, age 94, of Perry passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Altercare Nursing Home in Mentor. More +

Rose K. Beall, Teacher

Rose K. (Kruger) Beall, 89, a former Perry teacher, passed away December 26, 2015 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. More +

Ronald A. Wyant, Class of 1976

Ronald A. Wyant, age 57, a lifelong Perry resident, passed away December 19, 2015, at Lake Hospital's Madison Emergency Center. More +

Patricia (Dugan) Steinfurth, Class of 1962

Patricia Dugan Steinfurth of Pepper Pike, passed away December 8, 2015. More +

Lawrence "Skip" Brewster, Class of 1944

Lawrence " Skip" Hylas Brewster of Concord Township, died November 23, 2015, passing peacefully at his home, which he built in 1957, surrounded by his family. More +

Jay David Sutch, Class of 1966

Jay David Sutch, 68 of Austinburg Township, unexpectedly passed into glory and freedom after a prolonged battle with COPD on Monday, November 16, 2015. More +

Virginia Popp, Elementary School Teacher

Mrs. Popp passed away November 5, 2015 at Rae-Ann Geneva while surrounded by her loved ones. More +

Dorothy Jane Fritinger, Bus Driver 1967 to 1974

Mrs. Fritinger, age 84, who resided in Painesville for the last a 61 years, passed away October 2, 2015 in Chancellor Garden in Clear Field, Utah. More +

Ruth J. Brewster, Cafeteria Worker 1969 - 1984

Mrs. Brewster, age 89 of Madison, Ohio, passed away September 25, 2015 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing home in Madison. More +

Betsy Morse, Teacher

Betsy Morse passed away peacefully with family and close friends at her side on October 17, 2015 at Lake West Hospital after battling various health issues for a long period of time. More +

Timothy Andrew LeBail, Class of 1970

Timothy LeBail, age 63, passed away on October 24, 2015 at his residence in Geneva. More +

Esther Kish Schron, Class of 1935

Esther A. Schron died peacefully in her home on October 23, 2015 at the Western Reserve Masonic Community in Medina, Ohio. More +

James LeMasters, Class of 1995

James S. LeMasters, age 39 of Painesville, passed away on October 13, 2015. More +

Thomas Rathbun, Class of 1977

The world lost a great man too soon. Tom Rathbun left this life unexpectedly September 12, 2015, doing what he loved, cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway. More +

Fannie Caudell Chapman, Class of 1946

Fannie (Caudell) Chapman, age 87 of Perry, passed away September 9, 2015 at her home. More +

Ruth Frary Brainard, Class of 1944

Ruth Ellen (Frary) Brainard, age 89 of Conneaut, passed away August 29, 2015 at her home. More +

Robert McTaggart, Class of 1978

Robert "Fleetwood" McTaggart, age 55, a lifetime Painesville resident, passed away August 27, 2015 at Tri Point Medical Center in Concord Twp. More +

Elaine Lempi Charlotte Tikka Lillback, Class of 1942

Elaine Tikka Lillback passed away August 19, 2015 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, Ohio. More +

Thomas A. Lipps, Class of 1966

Thomas A. Lipps of Concord Township, passed away on August 16, 2015, following a brief illness. More +

Randal Simon Kooyman, Class of 1993

Randy Kooyman, age 41 of Madison, passed away August 10, 2015 at Heartland of Mentor. More +

Linda Stevens Davis, Class of 1959

Linda Stevens Davis, age 74, passed away August 4, 2015. More +

Robert E. Rideout, Sr., Class of 1951

Robert E. Rideout, Sr., a lifelong Perry resident, passed away in August 2015. More +

Ralph Densmore, Class of 1942

Ralph Densmore, age 90, passed away on July 17, 2015 at his home in Painesville Township. More +

Wesley Elliott, Class of 1950

Wesley Elliott, age 83, passed away on December 31, 2004.

Lila Skinner Sessler, Class of 1949

Lila Skinner Sessler, age 84, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2015, at LakeMed Nursing Home in Painesville. More +

Darah S. Headley, Class of 1977

Darah Headley, age 56, passed away on June 11, 2015.

John Lewis Christian, Class of 1958

John Christian, age 75 of Florissant, Missouri, passed away on May 27, 2015. More +

Shurlene "Shay" Bartlett Helmick, Class of 1976

Shurlene "Shay" Bartlett Helmick, age 59 of Perry, passed away May 5, 2015 at the Madison Urgent Care Facility. More +

Marjorie June (Brainard) Miller, Class of 1949

Marjorie Brainard Miller, Class of 1949, was a lifelong resident of Perry. More +

Robert Watson, Class of 1948

Robert L. Watson, age 84, longtime resident of Perry, passed away March 29, 2015. More +

Paul Quirk, Class of 1970

Paul J. Quirke Sr, age 64, passed away March 20, 2015 after a long illness. More +

Georgia Frost Belk, Class of 1954

Georgia Ann Frost Belk, Class of 1954, passed away December 6, 2013. More +

Donald King, Class of 1948

Don King passed away on March 9, 2015 at his home with his family surrounding him. More +

Florence Mae (Goske) Porostosky-Strazisar, Class of 1947

Florence M. (Goske) Porostosky-Strazisar, age 85 of Mentor, Ohio and Naples, Florida, passed away on December 16, 2014 at her winter home in Naples, Florida after a lengthy illness. More +

Betty Werner Bittles, Class of 1943

Betty Werner Bittles, age 89 of Brook Park, Ohio, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2015. More +

Donald J. Chapman, Class of 1939

Donald Chapman, age 94, passed away January 27, 2015. More +

Jon Dennis Billig, Class of 1965

Jon Dennis Billig, age 68, of San Diego, California passed away on March 19, 2014 in San Diego. More +

Michael Joseph Kane, Class of 1975

Michael Joseph Kane, Class of 1975, a loving brother and friend, passed away January 16, 2015 after struggling with multiple sclerosis. More +

Diann Kochevar Newman, Class of 1962

Diann Lee (Kochevar) Newman, Class of 1962, passed away on December 13, 2014. More +

Lawrence (Lonnie) R. Lett, Class of 1972

Lawrence "Lonnie" Lett, age 61 of Madison, passed away December 12, 2014 in Madison. More +

Phyllis Frey Carpenter, Class of 1935

Phyllis Carpenter, age 97 of Mentor, passed away December 7, 2014, at Emeritus of Mentor. More +

Bonnie Lee Hackley, Class of 1963

Bonnie Lee Hackley, age 69 of Painesville passed away December 6, 2014, at Tri-Point Medical Center. More +

Ron Szekely, Class of 1966

Ronald A. Szekely, age 68 of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on December 2, 2014. More +

Richard Eugene Peltoma, Class of 1950

Richard Peltoma, age 82, passed away on November 13, 2014 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. More +

Mrs. Mobily, Elementary School Teacher 1975 to 1982

Christine (Koman) Mobily, age 64 of Mentor, formerly of Independence, passed away October 21, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic. More +

Gordon Densmore, Class of 1945

Gordon Lester Densmore, age 87, husband of Vernice (Green) Densmore, "graduated to glory" on September 26, 2014 in Brenham, Texas. More +

Tommy A. Kobulnicky, Class of 1962

Tommy Kobulnicky, age 70 of Madison, passed away August 24, 2014 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. More +

Martha Heavner Kuhn, Class of 1970

Martha J. Kuhn, age 63, of Saybrook Township, died unexpectedly in route to the Ashtabula County Medical Center. More +

Sherri Renee Herzog, Class of 2007

Sherri Renee Herzog, age 25, died July 24, 2014. More +

Susie Mettler, Class of 2014

usie Mettler, age 17 of Perry, passed away July 4, 2014 at the Madison Medical Campus. More +

Joseph S. Chamra II, Class of 1968

Joseph Chamra, age 64, died June 9, 2014 at his residence. More +

Alice D. Boyce, Middle School Special Education Teacher from 1971 to 1979

Alice D. Boyce died in Hagerstown, Maryland. More +

Nancy Ann Williams, Class of 1952

Nancy Ann Williams passed away October 22, 2013 at Hospice House in Cleveland. More +

Phillip Brockway, Class of 1955

Phillip Brockway, 76, of Painesville, passed away May 14, 2014. More +

Mark Erkkila, Class of 1980

Mark Erkkila, age 52, passed away March 2, 2014 at his home in Perry. More +

Charles R. Neu, Jr., Class of 1943

Charles Neu, Jr., Class of 1943, passed away September 4, 2011. He was a proud veteran who served this country in Europe during World War II, earning him recognition as a war hero.

Chris Barrish, Class of 1973

Damian C. "Chris" Barrish, 58, passed away February 15, 2014 at Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby. More +

Roberta Ann (Smith) Weaver, Class of 1959

Roberta Ann (Smith) Weaver, age 72 of Titusville, Florida, passed away February 10, 2014. More +

N. Elinor Fowler, Elementary School Teacher in the 1960s

Mrs. Fowler, age 94, of Leroy Township, passed away February 3, 2014. More +

Pauline Harris Dickey, Class of 1949

Pauline Ann (Harris) Dickey, age 82 of Concord Township, passed away on January 12, 2014 at her residence. More +

David Lett, Class of 1998

David A. Lett, age 34, died January 10, 2014 at his home from muscular dystrophy complications. More +

Barry Hersman, Class of 1978

Barry V. Hersman, age 53 of Conneaut, died January 4, 2014 at Lake Pointe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Conneaut. More +

Carolyn Whited Howell, Class of 1969

Carolyn Whited Howell, age 62, of Painesville, passed away December 23, 2013 at Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby. More +

Joseph Peroni, Class of 1994

Joseph Peroni, age 37 of Perry, passed away on November 29, 2013. More +

Michael Bradshaw, Class of 1998

Myke Bradshaw, 33, passed away peacefully November 20, 2013, at his home in Perry surrounded by his family. More +

Barbara Williams Roe, Class of 1957

Barbara Williams Roe passed away October 30, 2013. More +

Ethel Mae Andrews Rhodes, Class of 1938

Ethel Mae Andrews Rhodes, age 93 of Mentor, died October 7, 2013 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. More +

Thomas E. Davis, Jr., Class of 1959

Thomas Davis, age 71 of Geneva, passed away October 1, 2013 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. More +

Rebecca Lee "Becky" Farrar-Robinson, Class of 1981

Becky Farrar-Robinson, Class of 1981 PHS Homecoming Queen, passed away September 19, 2013, from injuries of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident in Sarasota, Florida. More +

Raymond Covell, Class of 1928

Raymond Covell, age 85, peacefully passed away on January 19, 2012. More +

John R. Pierce, Class of 1949

John Pierce of Dalton, Ohio, passed away September 9, 2013 at the age of 81. More +

Mattie Brown Richards, Class of 1944

Mattie Brown Richards, age 88, died on August 8, 2013, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family. More +

Daniel Angeloro, Class of 1968

Daniel Angeloro, born February 11, 1949 in Painesville, passed away July 29, 2013 at Lake Health Madison Emergency Room. More +

Millie Beach George, Class of 1944

Millie Beach George, age 87, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died July 29, 2013 in a Hot Springs hospital with her family at her side. More +

Clyde William Lapham, Class of 1942

Clyde W. Lapham, age 88, died July 11 at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. More +

Judith "Judy" Miller Deakins, Class of 1971

Judy Miller Deakins died July 9, 2013 at her home. More +

Stephen Mark Korb, Class of 1971

Steve Korb, 59, died June 23, 2013 near his home in Hitchcock Texas. More +

Dorothy "Dottie" McIntyre Sullivan, Class of 1954

Dorothy Sullivan, age 78, passed away June 17, 2013 at Emeritus of Mentor. More +

David Kovalsky, Class of 1966

David John Kovalsky, age 64, passed away on May 31, 2013 at his home in Sarasota, Florida surrounded by his loving wife and family. More +

Terry Kimbrough, Class of 1990

Terry Lee Kimbrough, age 41, of Perry, passed away February 3, 2013. More +

Robert (Bob) Taylor, Class of 1976

Bob Taylor, age 56, of North Perry, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013. More +

Gerald Ward Judy, Class of 1953

Gerald Judy passed away on August 18, 2012 at his residence in Painesville. More +

John Gill, Class of 1973

John J. Gill, age 57, passed away on December 11, 2012 at Lake Health West in Willoughby. More +

Charles Welch, Class of 1969

Charles Welch, Class of 1969, passed away November 28, 2012.

Bob Rought, Class of 1949

Robert A. "Bob" Rought, age 82, of Perry, passed away after a brief illness November 29, 2012, at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township. More +

Euretta "Retta" Bunnell, Class of 1946

Retta Bunnell, 85, of Madison, passed away on October 18, 2012. More +

Marco Gianfagna, Class of 1996

Marco Gianfagna, age 33, passed away July 30, 2012. More +

Dennis Warner, Class of 1961

Dennis H. Warner, 69, of Madison, passed away on July 23, 2012, at Hospice House of The Western Reserve in Cleveland. More +

Frank Janos, Class of 1951

Frank A. Janos, 78, of Perry, passed away on August 7, 2012 at Lake Health West Medical Center. More +

Homer R. Betts, Class of 1951

Homer Betts passed away August 30, 2012, after a short illness. More +

Patricia Mahokey, Perry Middle School Teacher in the 1980's

Mrs. Mahokey passed away on July 6, 2012 in Houston TX. More +

Martha A. (Fallat) Hanusosky, Class of 1937

Martha Fallat Hanusosky passed away on June 25, 2012 at the age of 92. More +

Stanley James Harris, Class of 1947

Stanley Harris, 82, passed away in June 2012. He was born July 8, 1929 in Painesville. More +

Darrell Brainard, Class of 1961

Darrell K. Brainard, 69, of Perry, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his home. More +

Edwin Douglas Jones, Class of 1971

Edwin Jones passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2011 of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage. More +

Tracy Tharp, Class of 1979

Tracy Tharp, age 50, of Geneva-on-the-Lake, passed away December 15, 2011 at UH Geneva Medical Center. More +

Gene Secor

Gene Secor, age 82, was born August 8, 1929, in Perry, and was a lifetime Perry resident. More +

"Buzz" Richard Marcus Salchow, Class of 1955

Buzz Salchow, age 74, of Deland, Florida, formerly of Toms River, New Jersey and Perry, Ohio, passed away on October 2, 2011. More +

Mark Radcliffe, Class of 1980

Mark Allen Radcliffe, Class of 1980, passed away at Hospice House in Cleveland on October 24, 2011. More +

Joseph E. Kozlowski, Class of 1968

Joseph Kozlowski, age 61, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011, peacefully at home after a six-year battle with cancer. More +

Robert V. Orosz, Class of 1939

Bob Orosz, Class of 1939, passed away September 29, 2011 at the age of 89. More +

Richard Liddy, Class of 1979

Rick Liddy, 51, Class of 1979, passed away September 6, 2011 in Columbus. More +

Linda Whitehair Swanson Zwolenik, Class of 1966

Linda Whitehair Swanson Zwolenik, age 64, passed away July 4, 2011, peacefully surrounded by her family at her son's home in Geneva. More +

Mrs. Carolyn Marty, Teacher 1960's and 70's

Mrs. Carolyn Marty passed away July 21, 2011. More +

Dorothy Cross Bates, Class of 1939

Dorothy Cross Bates, age 89, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011. More +

Linda Lyons Richardson, Class of 1968

Linda Lyons Richardson, age 61, of West River, Maryland, died June 8, 2011, at her home. More +

Mary Ann Kobulnicky, Class of 1968

Mary Ann Kobulnicky, age 60, of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away April 3, 2011. More +

Stephanie E. Sedlak, Class of 1990

Stephanie Sedlak, age 38, passed away at her home Saturday April 23, 2011 as the result of a house fire. More +

Norma Adams Few Daniels Wright, Class of 1933

Norma Few Wright died April 13, 2011, at Madison Health Care. More +

Janet Cleversy Brooks, Class of 1974

Janet Cleversy Brooks, Class of 1974, passed away at the age of 54 on March 14, 2011 at Hospice House in Cleveland. More +

Mildred Kneisley Fisher, Class of 1930

Mildred Kneisley Fisher, age 99, Perry Alumni Association's most senior member, passed away on February 21, two days past her 99th birthday. More +

James Sprague, Class of 1962

James Sprague, age 68, a resident of Ashtabula, passed away March 10, 2011 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. More +

Steven Michael Weaver, Class of 2001

Steven Michael Weaver, Class of 2001, passed away at Lake West Medical Center on February 18, 2011. More +

Maxine "Mickey" Bittles Schauer, Class of 1944

Mickey Bittles Schauer passed away on January 25, 2011 in Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown, SC. More +

Paul Coffman, Class of 1952

Paul R. Coffman, 77, a member of the Class of 1952, died on July 7, 2010 at his daughter's home in Unionville. More +

Arline Hietanen Golding, Class of 1940

Arline Golding, age 88, passed away November 22, 2010 at Madison Health Care. More +

Michael Hardy, Coordinator of Information Technology2000-2010

Michael David Hardy was born June 5, 1968 in Warren, Ohio to Lester and Mary Hardy. More +

Lynn E. Tucker

Lynn Tucker, age 59, passed away on October 10, 2010. He lived in Geneva. More +

Elizabeth A. Pocza Thompson, Class of 1950

Elizabeth A. Pocza Thompson, 75, passed away February 18, 2008, surrounded by her family. More +

Carl Siegel, Class of 1975

Carl Siegel, Class of 1975, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2010 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord. More +

Kyle Elliott Rusnak, Class of 2001

Kyle Rusnak, age 27, lost his courageous fight against cancer on July 9, 2010 at his parent's home in Perry. More +

Darryl Mills, Class of 1979

Darryl Mills, Class of 1979 and a lifetime Perry resident, died May 30, 2010 after a short illness. More +

Walter Henry III, Class of 1974

Walter “Wally” Henry, Class of 1974, passed away at home on May 31, 2010. More +

Joe Davis, Class of 1975

Joe Davis, Class of 1975, passed away on May 16, 2010 at the age of 52. More +

James. L. Fryer, Class of 1964

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ty L. Potter, age 59, of Camden, South Carolina, were held on May 8, 2010, at Bethel Worship Center, with burial in the Quaker Cemetery in Camden. More +

Ty Potter, Class of 1969

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ty L. Potter, age 59, of Camden, South Carolina, were held on May 8, 2010, at Bethel Worship Center, with burial in the Quaker Cemetery in Camden. More +

Daneen Cadiou Long, Class of 1975

Daneen Long passed away on May 2, 2010 after a brief battle with cancer. More +

Richard Allen Rought, Class of 2004

Ricky Rought passed away May 4, 2010. More +

Patrick Whited, Class of 1981

Patrick Whited, age 47, passed away April 21, 2010 at the Cleveland Clinic. More +

John F. Wienhold, Class of 1980

John Wienhold, 47, a member of the Class of 1980, died following a sudden illness Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the TriPoint Medical Center in Concord, Ohio. More +

Jeanette Pocza LeBaron, Class of 1949

Jeanette Pocza LeBaron of Concord Township passed away on March 28, 2010 at her home. More +

Charles "Chuck" Sloban, Class of 1970

Chuck Sloban passed away on March 22, 2010, at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland after a prolonged illness. More +

William Davis, Class of 1968

William G. Davis, 59, Class of 1968, died February 16, 2010 in Ashtabula of complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). More +

Cora Goldsmith Elliott, Class of 1938

Cora Goldsmith Elliott passed away January 26, 2010 in Wilmington, North Carolina. More +

David Dugan

David Dugan, 93, died March 1, 2010 at Judson Retirement Park in Cleveland, after a long illness. More +

Ruth Kylmanen, Elementary School Teacher from 1961 to 1985

A memorial service for Miss Kylmanen, age 90, will be at 10:00 a.m. on June 12, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church, 504 Eagle Street, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. More +

Carole Grace, PHS Secretary 1979-1995

Mrs. Grace passed away on January 30, 2010 at her residence in Perry. More +

Susan Gyure Rideout, Class of 1977

Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life for Susan Gyure Rideout, 50, was held at St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Perry. More +

Victor Johnson, Class of 1932

Victor D. Johnson passed away on November 26, 2009. More +

Joseph Tatar, Teacher and Coach, 1950's and 60's

Mr. Tatar died on November 13, 2009 at the age of 84 at Kemper House in Mentor. More +

David Mehall, Class of 1990

David Mehall, PHS and Auburn Career Center 1990 graduate, died October 29, 2009 at University Hospitals in Geneva. More +

Tina A. Lynn-Vibbert, Class of 1974

Tina A. Lynn-Vibbert, Class of 1974, died October 7, 2009 at home in Perry. More +

Ruth Freiberger Field, Class of 1933

Ruth Freiberger Field, Class of 1936, died in 2007 at the age of 89. More +

Jean Dawson Kempton, Class of 1962

Jean Dawson Kempton, Class of 1962, passed away May 12, 2007 at her home. More +

Frank Petrowski, Class of 1964

Frank Petrowski, Class of 1964, passed away on February 19, 2007 at the age of 61. More +

William Barrett, Sr.

Private family services were held for William F. Barrett, Sr., 84, of Perry. More +

Bruce Billig

Bruce Billig, 53 of Madison, passed away on September 22, 2006 at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland. More +

Renee Marie Brown, Class of 1980

Private services for Renee Marie Brown, Class of 1980, were held June 16, 2005 at Perry Cemetery, She was born August 29, 1962. More +

William Lincoln Hutchins, Class of 1952

William “Bill” Lincoln Hutchins passed away at his home in Van Nuys, CA on May 5, 2005, after a long and valiant battle with prostate cancer. More +

Sandra Stevens Realis, Class of 1965

Sandra J. (Stevens) Realis, Class of 1965, died May 30, 2005 at the Cleveland Clinic. More +

Margaret E. Few, Elementary School Teacher

Margaret E. Few, former Perry Elementary School teacher, passed away on September 11, 2005 at her home. More +

Thomas Davis, Elementary School Principal

Mr. Davis, principal at Center Road Elementary and Manchester Elementary, passed away on October 29, 2005. More +

Larry Earl Rogers, Class of 1983

Memorial services for Larry Earl Rogers of Painesville Township were held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Painesville. More +

Margie Melcher Palmer, Class of 1941

Funeral services for Margie (Melcher) Palmer, our 1941 Homecoming Queen, were held at Perry United Methodist Church in October 2005. More +

Margaret Blosser Kneisley, Class of 1931

Margaret Blosser Kneisley of North Palm Beach, FL were held at Tropical Sands Christian Church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. More +

Diana Bunnell Baisden, Class of 1975

Services for Diane E. (Bunnell) Baisden were held on April 5, 2005 at Johnson Funeral Home. More +

Donald Means, Class of 1960

A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald L. Means, 63, of Massillon, was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Massillon. More +

Donald Brainard, Class of 1938

Services for Donald C. Brainard of Waverly, formerly of Madison and Perry, were held at The Behm Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 26 River St., Madison. More +

Patricia Turner Kelly, Class of 1939

Graveside services for Patricia Angelina Turner Kelly of Salem, Oregon were held Tuesday at Willamette Memorial Park in Albany, Oregon. More +

Mary Black Lossing, Class of 1930

A memorial service for Mary Black Lossing of Clearwater, Florida was held April 10, 2005 at Perry Christian Church. Mary died March 21, 2005. More +

Robert E. Lawrence, Class of 1951

Robert E. Lawrence died April 23, 2006 at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. More +

Elizabeth (Betty) Burt Rinyo, Class of 1943

Betty Rinyo, 81, died May 8, 2006 at St. Joseph's’ Hospital in Warren. More +

Lucille Uransky Kraws, Class of 1934

Lucille Uransky Kraws, 89, passed away on May 25, 1006 at Lake Med Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Painesville. More +

Andrew Jersey, Class of 1958

Andrew Jersey passed away on February 16, 2006. More +

Cathleen Courtwright Norris, Class of 1959

Funeral services for Cathleen Courtwright Norris were held on Tuesday, August 1, 2006; she passed away at her home with her family by her side on July 28, 2006. More +

David Erkkila, Class of 1978

David N. Erkkila, 47, a lifetime resident of Perry, passed away November 2, 2006 at LakeWest Hospital. More +

Joy Wheeler, Food Service Employee 1970's and 1980's

Joy L. Wheeler, 72, passed away on August 3, 2006 at University Hospitals of Cleveland. More +

Danny Criss, Class of 1981

Funeral services for Danny P. Criss, Class of 1981, passed away October 22, 2006 at St. Joseph/Andover Family Medical Center in Andover. More +

Harold "Howie" "Hal" Whitehair, Class of 1975

Howie Whitehair passed away unexpectedly on November 4, 2006 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. More +

Bob Hilborn, Class of 1949

Bob Hilborn, a 1949 graduate of PHS, passed away on November 2006 at Treasure Island, Florida. More +

Andrea Parhamovich, Class of 1996

Andrea died January 17, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq. More +

Ida Cross Brewster

Funeral services for Ida Brewster were held February 20, 2007 at Behm Funeral Home in Madison. More +

Ronald Brewster, Class of 1973

Ron Brewster, Class of 1973, passed away on February 17, 2007 in Sarasota, FL. More +

Russ Adams, Class of 1930

Russ Adams passed away February 28, 2007 at Lake West Hospital. More +

Cindy Kline Gilson Gerak, Class of 1966

Cindy Gerak passed way on March 11, 2007 with her loving family by her side. More +

Gladys Mae Smith, Second Grade Teacher (Retired in 1993)

Mrs. Smith, a much loved second grade teacher, passed away February 24, 2007 following a long stay at the Cleveland Clinic. More +

William Orosz, Class of 1946

Bill Orosz, Class of 1946, passed away at Lake West Hospital on June 8, 2007. More +

Theresa Cole, Class of 1976

Theresa Cole passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2007. More +

Judy Zeleny Gielink, Class of 1958

Patricia Brown Pickard, Class of 1944

Patricia Brown Pickard, Class of 1944, passed away December 30, 2007 at Brandon Regional Medical Center in Brandon, Florida. More +

Bonnie Kennett Kish, Class of 1950

Bonnie Kennett Kish, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2008 at her home in Perry. More +

Nadine Frayn Smith, Class of 1938

Nadine Frayn Smith passed away September 20, 2008 at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby. More +

Roberta Haverly, Class of 1970

Roberta Haverly, Class of 1970, passed away on April 9, 2008.

Robert Leonard, Class of 1975

Rob Leonard, Class of ’75, passed away October 6, 2008 at his home, after a long, brave struggle with cancer. More +

Elizabeth Koski, Perry Reading and Spelling Teacher in the 1960’s and 70’s

Mrs. Koski, who retired from teaching in Perry in 1978, passed away on February 17, 2009 at Lake Med Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Painesville. More +

Diana Fluharty Andrikanich, Class of 1965

Diana (Fluharty) Andrikanich, Class of 1965, died March 10, 2009 at Lake East Hospital in Painesville. More +

Lisa Eldredge Ward, Class of 1980

Lisa M. (Eldredge) Ward, a 1980 PHS graduate, died May 31, 2007. More +

Juanita Jersey Helwig, Class of 1954

Nita Jersey Helwig, Class of 1954, died June 6, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Ron; three sons, Steve, Dave and Mark; and six grandchildren. She had been a long-time resident of Bogart, Georgia.

Andrew Jersey

Andrew Jersey passed away on February 16, 2006 in West Virginia.

Donald James Getch, Class of 1977

Don Getch, PHS and Auburn Career Center Class of 1977, died on July 25, 2009 at Lake West Hospital. More +


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