August 27, 2015

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Elinore M. Yurich

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Elinore M. Yurich (nee Innis), 94, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Willowood Care Center in Brunswick, under the loving care of the staff, nurses, aides and Crossroads Hospice. She was born December 10, 1920. Elinore grew up in Lakewood and went to Cleveland’s John Marshall High School, where she met her husband, Frank Read More…

Patrick M. O’Brien (Nature Boy)

Patrick M. O’Brien, 63, of Akron, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at his home. Complete arrangements will be announced in the Thursday Medina Gazette, by Bauer Funeral Home of Valley City.

Francis Raymond Turner, Jr.


Francis Raymond Turner, Jr., 54, of Medina, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015. He was born December 6, 1960 in Cleveland, to Mary Alice (Wade) Turner and the late Francis Turner. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Raymond loved his motorcycles and traveling. He enjoyed cooking and was always up for an adventure- Read More…

Paul J. Maracz


Paul J. Maracz, 75, of Hinckley, passed away, surrounded by his family, Saturday, August 15, 2015. He was born March 8, 1940 in Cleveland, to the late William and Clara (nee Mrochek) Maracz. Paul was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and went on to retire as an electrician from Ford Motor Co. He Read More…

Gladys L. Pate

Gladys L. Pate, 92, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 16, 2015. She was born June 11, 1923, in Grantsville, West Virginia, to the late George and Alice (nee Stallman) Roberts. Gladys loved taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren, but will be remembered most for her love of flowers Read More…

Tyler Price Komjati

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Tyler Price Komjati of Troy, Ohio, finished the race faithfully and peacefully at his childhood home Wednesday, August 12, 2015, after a two year battle with brain cancer. He was born August 15, 1987 in Painesville. Ty is survived by his wife of four years, Carrie (Wingert) Komjati; his parents, David and Whitney (Fleming) Komjati Read More…

Dean A. Frantz


Dean A. Frantz, 52, of Medina, passed away suddenly, Sunday, August 16, 2015. He was born in Salladsburg, Pennsylvania, on October 29, 1962, to Georgia (Frantz) and the late Carl Lucas. Dean was the owner of Sharon Automotive and Shue’s Towing. His passion was drag racing. In 2006, he was the AMA Prostar Prostock Motorcycle Read More…

Michael H. Freelandt

Michael H. Freelandt, 41, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015. He was born August 19, 1973 in Berea. Mike worked in construction but will be remembered most for his love of fishing, spending time with his kids and his enjoyment of life. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend and Read More…

Steven E. Fletcher


Steven E. Fletcher, 28, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Cleveland. He was born December 1, 1986 in Cobb County, Georgia. Steve loved his music and enjoyed playing the guitar. He was the beloved son and brother. He is survived by his father, Rob Fletcher of Cleveland; mother, Elise Tyhuski of Cleveland; Read More…

Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt, 86, passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Medina in Liverpool Township on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Michael was born November 28, 1928, to the late Josef Schmidt and Maria (nee Peflov) Schmidt in Hungary. He lived in Cleveland, prior to moving to Valley City in 1963 and was also a part Read More…