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JOHN F. ALBU, 78, passed away suddenly Sept. 7, 2015. A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, John joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17 after attending Cathedral Latin High School. He honorably served his country and was proud to have served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59) on her maiden voyage. A hardworking man, he enjoyed a decades-long career as a licensed realtor while also working for The Plain Dealer for more than 30 years. At the same time, John went on to pursue a life's goal, put on hold to raise his family, by obtaining his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School, Cleveland State University in 1991. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1992 and spent the rest of his life in an active private practice. He enjoyed the local sports teams, fishing, and yard-scaping at home. He was an avid fan of classic movies and never grew tired of his extensive collection. John is survived by his children, John M. Albu (Amy), Carolyn D. Albu and his self-adopted daughter, Patricia G. Harris (Robin); dear granddaughter, Melanie Cox. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family, friends, neighbors and clients. A Memorial Celebration will be held in John's honor on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at The Celebration Center of The Venue, 6384 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130.


RICHARD F. HOHENSTEIN, 51, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015. Beloved son of Mary and Richard. Loving brother of Terri Simons, Jackie Tamburro, and Lois; uncle to Raymond and Phillip Hohenstein, Alaina, Janine and LCpl. Steven Tamburro, USMC. Family and friends may gather on Sunday, August 23, 2015, 1-5 PM, in the community room (1st FL) at Independence Place, 9233 Independence Blvd., Bldg. 2, Parma Hts., Oh 44130. Burial service private. No flowers please. Please visit www.mallorymemorial.com to leave condolences.


RICHARD W. STEIN SR., age 81, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Beloved husband of Marion (nee Ferrini). Loving father of Linda Spence (Henry), and Richard Stein Jr. (Cindy). Cherished grandfather of Martin, Mathew, and Melissa Isbell (DJ). All Services private.


Josephine Pytlak (nee Faron) age 86, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Charles Sr. Loving mother of Kenneth (Sharon) and Charles Jr. Cherished grandmother of Nicole. Dearest sister of the following deceased: John, Sophie, Catherine, Mary, and Jane. Dearest aunt of many nieces and nephews. Services will be held privately.


Richard “Rick” A. Snevel, Sr. passed away on June 24, 2015 in Bay Village, Ohio at the age of 72. Rick is survived by his loving wife, Barb (nee Charvat) of 47 years; son Rick, Jr and wife Michelle, daughters Rebecca, Rachel Glauner and husband Dan, Roberta Mayer and husband Joseph; sister Barbara (Snevel) Wheeler, and nine grandchildren, to whom he is known as 'Grumpa'.

Rick was born on March 20, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio to Wilbur J. Snevel and Geraldine (Paschal) Snevel (both deceased).

Prior to his extensive battle with Parkinson's, Rick was an active and dedicated member of Lakewood Congregational Church, the Rocky River #703 Masonic Lodge and the “Big Six” Al Sirat Grotto.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday July 10, 2015 at the Bay Lodge, located at 492 Bradley Road, Bay Village. The family will greet friends and family at 2:30 pm, followed by celebration of his life by Rev. Mark Thomas at 3:30 pm, a Masonic Service at 4:30 pm, followed by a get-together to reminisce with friends and family until 9 pm. Friends and family are welcome to attend and celebrate Rick's life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve at 17876 St Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110. The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Western Reserve for their kindness, warmth, patience and dedication.

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