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SMITH, JANE

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, Jane Katherine (Strieter) Smith, passed at the at age of 73 after losing her 12-month battle with stomach and esophageal cancer. She was never in pain and in the last weeks she was surrounded every day by people who loved her. Jane was a selfless person whose actions showed us that it’s not about what you have, but the person you are and how you live. She saw the good in everyone and people were drawn to her because of how she made them feel. The loves of her life were her grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as “baba”, the name her only son used to call his grandmother. Proceeded in death by parents, Walter Strieter and Mary Uschlbec. Survived by son, Christopher Smith ; grandchildren, Connor, Ryan and Riley Smith ; siblings, Sharon Zmij, Gail Strieter and Jim Strieter; nephew and niece, Jimmy and Amy Strieter. There will be a funeral mass to celebrate her life Saturday, February 8th, at 1pm at St Malachi’s Church on West 25th in Cleveland, Ohio. The church will be open at 12pm and there will be a small reception afterwards to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to Malachi House or the Monday Night Meal program at St Malachi Parish.
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BALLAS, LINDSEY

On Tuesday, January 28 2020, Lindsey Marie Ballas, loving mother, daughter, and sister, passed away at the age of 34 after her ongoing battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was born on February 1, 1985.
She was preceded in death by her mother Donna Ballas. She is survived by her beloved companion Matt Pennington, and their two children, Madalyn and Matthew, her father Al Ballas, her sister Kim, her grandmother Carol, and many others who were touched and loved deeply by her, including her dogs Bruno and Louie.
After attending Lorain County Joint Vocational School for Cosmetology and graduating from Avon High School, Lindsey owned and operated "Lindsey's House of Style" since the age of 18. It suited her entrepreneurial and outgoing heart. She made countless friends doing this, her staff and customers from the salon loved her very much.
While her business grew increasingly more prominent, her family was of foremost importance in her life. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them, while instilling in them the same strong values which made her the strong woman she was. She looked forward to their family vacations to Myrtle Beach every spring, shopping at resale shops while she was out and about, and staying active by spreading awareness for metastatic breast cancer with the group Metavivors.
She fought this dreaded disease for five and a half years and alongside her was not only her friends and family, but also Dr. Abraham, who helped keep her going for the entirety of her diagnosis. Lindsey will be dearly missed and forever cherished in our hearts as one of the strongest women to ever grace us with her presence.
Please join us celebrating Lindsey's life on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Tom's Country Place located at 3442 Stoney Ridge Rd, Avon, Ohio at 1:00pm - 4:00pm. All are welcome and flowers or donations are truly appreciated.
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GALLAGHER, AMELIA

Amelia Gallagher (Millie), age 101, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Beloved wife of the late John R. Loving mother of John R. Gallagher Jr. (Linda) and the late Judith Ann McClintock (Frank). Cherished grandmother of Kevin John (Gina), Lisa Ann Misenko (Andrew), Shannon Weber (Michael). Great Grandmother of Nicholas, and Juliana Gallagher, and Madison, and Amelia Weber. Life Celebration, 2 - 4PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the MALLOY - ESPOSITO CELEBRATION CENTER, 6384 PEARL RD. PARMA HEIGHTS, OH 44130.
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HARRY, TIMOTHY

Au revoir Tim.
Timothy Jess Harry, age 58, born in San Antonio, TX to Kathryn Bernard Harry and Joseph Kingfield Harry, Timothy Jess Harry passed away December 17, 2019. The youngest of five, he is survived by his beloved sister Annette Halle, siblings Kathy Ash, Joseph Harry, and Lynne Pomeroy, his only child, daughter, Helen Lacey Severovich, son-in-law, Timothy Severovich, nephew and Godson, Adam Harry and ex-wife, Shari Wilkins.
The Harry family moved to East Liverpool, Ohio after his father passed away when Tim was a child. It was there that he excelled in acting, loved music, films and poetry, and collected lifelong, loyal friends. At 16, Tim scored in the top 1% in the nation on the National Mathematics Association Exam. A 1980 graduate of East Liverpool High School, Tim was the VP of the Student Senate, French Club President, a member of the Tennis Varsity Club, and a Thespian. Tim met Shari in Kent, Ohio in 1983 and they were married in 1985. Program Director for radio station WKSR at Kent State University, he interviewed the Minutemen in Kent on his punk rock show and then took them to the May 4, 1970 shooting site.
Moving to NYC in 1985, Tim lived there until 1988. He frequented his hero Iggy Pop’s apartment in NYC when he worked in the mailroom at A&M Records. In A&R at Virgin Records, Tim served as an artist liaison with Ziggy Marley and family on the platinum Conscious Party record. He was proud of his friendship with Roy Orbison and his wife, Barbara, and Virgin Records lunch meetings with Keith Richards.
Offered a music industry job in San Francisco, Tim joined Shari on the west coast. He was playing basketball at work when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck in 1989. He was part of a team that broke Sinead O’ Connor's first single in the US. A poet and filmmaker, Tim’s film Car Hop, about the last car hop in San Francisco, was made in the late 1980s.
He delighted in strong Celebes coffee & made people laugh, really laugh, especially his daughter. Tim was a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Reds. He deeply believed in social justice.
He visited the Hermitage, the Prado, the Pergamon and Frida Kahlo’s studio in Mexico City. He was at the Berlin Wall when it was being torn down. Paris was his favorite city.
When he moved to Cleveland, he attained his teaching certificate at Cleveland State University and taught school in East Cleveland & Cleveland. Tim worked at the Cleveland Health Museum in the 1990s before its closing. He gave 27 years of his life as the Assistant Director at the Cleveland Cinematheque. As a caretaker of Frances and Seth Taft for over 12 years, Tim lived in the Pepper Ridge community in Pepper Pike.
He was a treasured father, brother and uncle of nine nieces and nephews. His daughter Helen was the light of his life. He was a cherished friend of many. He was opinionated. He was political. He was Catholic. He had faith in his salvation.
Tim was most happy spending his time watching independent and foreign films, cooking a meal for his daughter or listening to a record on his turntable. In the summer he could be seen driving Helen around Cleveland in his prized 1962 Mercury Monterey. He was proud of his many accomplishments.
Tim Harry will be laid to rest beside his mother at a Graveside Interment Service held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1st at the Riverview Cemetery, 2026 St. Clair Avenue East in East Liverpool, Ohio with Father Scott Kopp as the celebrant.
Those wishing to make a contribution in his honor to help his daughter with end of life expenses may do so through the gofundme.com account named “Memorial For Tim Harry.”
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PIPIK, JOHN S.

JOHN S. PIPIK passed away, January 22, 2020 in his home. Rest Peacefully our dear brother and uncle.
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