May 23, 2015

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Kathleen V. Varney

Kathleen V. Varney, 89, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015. She was born May 5, 1926 in Wadsworth. She enjoyed flowers and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Varney and on April 28, 2015, her daughter, Joy Varney. She is survived by her son, Danny (Sue) Varney; grandsons, Michael (Lisa) Varney Read More…

Lisa Anne McMillen

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Lisa Anne McMillen, 32, of Arlington, Virginia died peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 15, 2015, in her home, surrounded by her family. Lisa fought a courageous battle against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Born May 13, 1983, Lisa was the wife of Sean P. Galvin and daughter of Angela Read More…

Eugenia E. Fisher

Eugenia E. Fisher, 92, of Medina, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Hospice of Medina. Eugenia was born July 18, 1922 in Cleveland, to Harry and Dorothy (nee Shattuck) Ellis. Her early experiences on the family farm in Hambden Township led to a lifelong interest in animals. She moved to Berea as a child Read More…

Douglas Petty

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Douglas Petty, 88, of Medina, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born March 17, 1927, in Ida, Louisiana, to the late Crit and Gypsy Bell (Williams) Petty. Douglas retired as a Master Gunnery Sergeant from the U.S. Marine Corps, serving 23 devoted and loyal years and in both the Read More…

Marie R. Smith

Marie R. Smith, 65, of Columbia Station, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015. A complete obituary will be in the Thursday edition of the Medina County Gazette. Bauer Funeral Home of Valley City, is handling arrangements.

Irene C. Riddleburgh


Irene C. Riddleburgh, 84, of Westfield Center, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015, with her family by her side. She was born November 28, 1930 in Livingston, New York, to the late Peter and Stella Kosmaczewski. Irene graduated from Albany Business College and was an executive secretary for Honeywell in Albany, New York. She enjoyed Read More…

Samuel G. “Mike” Wagner, Jr.


Samuel G. Wagner, Jr. “Mike”, 68, of Medina, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 17, 1947 to the late Samuel G. Wagner and Elizabeth O. (O’Neill) Wagner. In July 2012, Sam retired after 35 years from a career in Sales. He loved gardening Read More…

Isabell R. Rose


Isabell Ruth Rose, 83, formerly of Chatham and Lodi, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Brookdale of Medina, Medina. She was born in Cleveland, on September 20, 1931, to Robert and Nellie (Cook) Goldie. She was raised in Cleveland and later married Jack Rose, Jr. on February 21, 1948. Isabell had been employed by Read More…

Barbara Lynn (Vana) Wisniewski

Barbara Lynn (Vana) Wisniewski was born June 24, 1944 in Cleveland, to Joseph Vana and Annette Szewczuk. She passed peacefully at Hospice of Medina County, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, surrounded by her family, the scent of her favorite lilacs and the sound of hymns playing. Barbara was doted on by her grandmother and aunt, being Read More…

Elmer G. Burns


Elmer G. Burns, 73, of Brunswick, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, May 16, 2015. He was born May 6, 1942 in Cleveland. Elmer worked for the Cleveland Animal Protective League in the late ’70s as a truck mechanic, followed by working for the Cuyahoga County Kennels from which he retired. He Read More…