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Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200
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Remembrances

Remembrances

Kathleen Lynne (Duncan) Johnson, Class of 1973

 Kathleen passed away at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland February 17, 2020 after a battle with cancer.   More +

Carl E. Dietz, Class of 1965

Carl E. Dietz, age 75 of Strongsville passed away February 4, 2020 at Fairview Hospital. More +

Herbert H. Erkkila, Former Principal of Perry High

Mr. Herbert H. Erkkila, age 85, of The Villages, Florida, passed away January 27, 2020. More +

Matthew J. "Matt" Baker, Class of 2014

Matthew J. “Matt” Baker, age 23, died Sunday, January 26, 2020 from injuries sustained in a car accident in Perry, OH.  More +

Catherine Hope (Yuse) Swain, Class of 1976

Catherine Hope (Yuse) Swain, 62, of Jefferson, passed away January 14, 2020. More +

Terrance J. Seith, Class of 1976

Terrance J. Seith passed away on August 29, 2019.

Elaine Mae Schlee, PHS student in the 1940's

Elaine Mae Schlee of Madison, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Geneva Shores. More +

Theresa Ann Walter (Nelson), worked at Perry Local Schools

Theresa Ann Walter (Nelson) passed away January 1, 2020, at Hospice of the Western Reserve.  More +

Mary Ellen Walter Ludwick, Class of 1963

Mary Ellen Ludwick (nee Walter), age 74, of Perry, OH, passed away on November 19, 2019, surrounded by family.  More +

David A. Gregory, Class of 1968

David A. Gregory, age 69 of Fairport Harbor and formerly of Painesville and Perry, passed away suddenly on November 15, 2019. More +

Barbara Palmer, Class of 1971

Barbara Palmer, age 66, of Concord, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Lake West Medical Center.  More +

Diane Faye (McCauley) Reed, Class of 1971

Diane Faye (McCauley) Reed passed away October 11, 2019. More +

Linda Anne (Rideout) West, Class of 1978

 Linda Anne (Rideout) West passed away September 30, 2019 at Concord Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Concord Township. More +

Vaughn Arthur "Dutch" Johnson, Class of 1940

Vaughn Arthur "Dutch" Johnson peacefully left for his eternal home on Sept. 15, 2019. More +

Kenneth L. Sprague, Class of 1966

Kenneth L. Sprague, age 70, of Perry passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Geneva Shores.  More +

Carl William "Bill" Lett, Class of 1984

Carl William "Bill" Lett, 53, of Statesville, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 23, 2019 at his home.  More +

Donna Farren Johnson, Class of 1964

Passed away August 19, 2019.

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 +

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 +

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