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EDEN, ROGER

Eden, Roger ( Roger Dodger) age 56, born in Nashville Tennessee on November 14, 1965. Passed away at his home in Cleveland, Ohio on December 4th 2021. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle to many. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Wife-Barbara Sullivan , Son-Christopher Eden (deceased), Mother-Nannie Martin (deceased), Father-James Eden (deceased), step Father-John Martin (deceased), Grandchildren-Angel & Kayla. Brothers & Sisters -Joan Rose, Terry Eden, Billy Eden (deceased), Freddie Eden (deceased), James Eden, Barry Colwell, Cynthia Hagwood, and Theresa Martin. Uncle and Friend to many.

Services will be held @ Malloy & Esposito celebration center.
6384 pearl rd. Parma hts Oh. 44103

Wednesday 3pm - 7pm
Funeral - Thursday 9am

Remembrance gathering to be held at Goodtime‘s on Broadway after cemetery service.
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LEONHARDT, THOMAS

Thomas Joseph Leonhardt passed into eternal life on December 2, 2021 at 4:25pm, with his beloved wife Carolyn at his side. Tom, a native of Toledo, OH, is the son of the late Elizabeth (Betty) Faber Leonhardt, an artist, and the late William Leonhardt, a professional violinist and conductor. After his mother died when Tom was 4 years old, his father married his mother’s sister, the late Agnes Faber Leonhardt, who raised Tom. Tom was also preceded in death by his brother Billy and his sister Joan. He is survived by his devoted wife Carolyn Horvath and his beloved grandson Mason S. Alexander.

A graduate of a Jesuit boarding school, Tom joined the Society of Jesus, earned a bachelor’s degree and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L), and was ordained a Jesuit priest. Tom taught Theology and Latin at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland.

In 1979, Tom founded an intentional faith community originally called Abba’s Children, which later became known as The Emmaus Community. Tom then founded Hope House of Prayer in 1981. He was joined at Hope House by Sr. Carolyn Horvath the following year. Together, Tom and Carolyn collaborated on a ministry of prayer, spiritual direction, healing and community-building. In discerning the work of the Holy Spirit over the years, they came to understand that God called them to married life together. Tom and Carolyn married on November 18, 1989, and continued to forge a lifelong partnership that modeled equality and mutuality to all who were graced to interact with them.

Tom and Carolyn’s ministry included serving as presiders at liturgies, as retreat masters, as Reiki practitioners, as leaders of Dances of Universal Peace, and were involved with meditation and other spiritual groups. Throughout the years, Tom and Carolyn were involved in numerous community service and social justice activities. Tom and Carolyn were particularly dedicated to upholding the dignity and promoting the rights of persons and groups that are often marginalized by the dominant culture. Among many examples, Tom and Carolyn were dedicated to participating in the work of the Cleveland Catholic Worker Community.

In 1991, Tom and Carolyn became members of The Federation of Christian Ministries, a national organization of faith communities and persons desiring to continue in ministry or to be certified in the ministry they feels called to do. Tom and Carolyn served in many leadership roles for the Federation, including a term as its Co-Presidents; at the time of his passing, Tom with Carolyn staffed the Federation’s Central Membership Office.

In the past two decades, Tom and Carolyn utilized their years of teaching experience by becoming involved with the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, where they did role-playing as podiatric patients to give students their grounding in how to interact with future patients in their careers.

Tom loved to sing, and he was very good at it. Tom’s singing was an integral part of his liturgies. Tom also loved nature, and spent many hours over the decades by Lake Erie at Edgewater Park, and in various other Metroparks. Most of all, Tom loved to offer the gift of his loving presence to people who crossed his path.

A memorial service is being planned to coincide with Tom’s birthday (February 20); more details will be forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s name to the Federation of Christian Ministries Endowment Fund, to Hope House of Prayer, to the Cleveland Catholic Worker Community, or to a charity close to your heart.
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MEIXNER, DEBORA

Debora Lynn Meixner, 65 passed away November 21st 2021 with her family by her side. She was born on July 13th 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cherished daughter of John and Olga Meixner(deceased). Loving sister of Jim Meixner(deceased) and Judy Longrace. Loving mother of Larry, Krista Davis (George), Melissa Davis (Matt). Devoted grandmother of Lilly Davis-Meadows, Angel and Clyde Davis-Meadows(deceased), Giovanni Hall, Matthew Davis-Meadows and Stuart Kobe Davis-Meadows. And a caring friend to many.

Deborah loved to listen to Motown and Rock and Roll music. She loved spending all her time with her daughters and grand babies.

In her honor, family and friends are invited to a celebration of life memorial on Sunday January 9th 2022 from 2pm-6pm at the America Legion post 703 at 7667 York rd Parma, Ohio 44130.
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SPRINGER, ELWOOD

Elwood Lee Springer, 76, passed on November 24, 2021 due to health complications.

He was born to Raymond E. Springer and Ruth C. Bilger in Bellevue, Ohio on July 15, 1945 the first born of twins whom he is survived by. Elwood was one of 13 children by the couple.

Elwood married Cynthia L. Miller on May 4th 1969 and separated September 22nd 2002 after 33 years of marriage. Together they raised 2 children Dale L. Springer and Karen A. Springer. He is also survived by 2 Siblings, his twin sister Elaine and one other sister Rosella; Numerous Cousins and Nephews by all his siblings; 2 grandchildren, Earl Davis by his daughter Karen Springer, and Gabriel Springer by his son Dale Springer. He is preceded in death by both parents, 8 of his 11 siblings, 2 grandchildren, and his ex-wife Cynthia Springer.

Radarman 3rd Class Springer served his country in the Navy serving aboard the USS Essex. He was Honourably Discharged 1966 after four years one month enlistment.

Elwood was once a gifted woodworker and worked hard to support his family, taking odd jobs and building cabinets while working at Routh Packing Company as a butcher. Later in life, he moved his family to Newberry Springs California and took up work at a Military Base near Barstow. When the base closed down, he moved to Vegas to become a Blackjack Dealer where he worked until eventually retiring back to his home state Ohio in 2009 where he lived until his death.
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SCHWARZWALDER, FLORENCE

Florence Rita Schwarzwalder (Galvin) passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 after a long illness. She was born on October 17, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is survived by her three daughters; Sharri Merz (James), of Medina, OH, Shelly Rasmussen, (Kris Surovjak), of Walla Walla, Washington, and Stacie Servidio (David) of North Olmsted, OH, along with her eight grandchildren; James Merz II (Rachel), Michael Merz (Brittany), Emily Rasmussen, Hannah Rasmussen, Matthew Rasmussen, Jacob Servidio, Zachary Servidio and Lucas Servidio, and one great-granddaughter, Violet Merz. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Lou Alloway, of Belpre, OH along with nephews Carl Alloway and John Alloway and her niece, Linda Gregg. She was preceded in death by her Mother Lucille Moyer, brother-in-law Carl Alloway, and nephew Michael Alloway.


Flo loved her children and grandchildren, and took great pride in their accomplishments. She enjoyed many summer vacations on the beaches of Cape Cod with her family and dreamed of traveling to Scotland to visit the Highlands. She also loved watching British television programs and drinking chocolate malts. She will be fondly remembered for drawing angel wings on every card and letter she sent, and telling her family she loved them to the moon and back.


A memorial service will be held in early 2022. The family requests that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the Hospice of the Western Reserve.
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