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Mark Alan Smith, Sr., born Dec. 27th 1925, passed away comfortably and surrounded by family on Sunday, February 19th. Mark was born in Cleveland and graduated from University School in 1943. His college years were interrupted by World War II, in which he served as in the 100th infantry division in France and Germany and was awarded the Bronze Star. He completed college at Yale after the war, graduating in 1949. Mark trained in law at Cleveland Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University, specialized in estate and probate law, and practiced until 1993. In his retirement, he volunteered for Meals On Wheels and Cleveland Court Community Service, and remained an avid swimmer. Mark is survived by his wife of 34 years, Margot Sankey Smith; sons Arch Smith of Minneapolis, MN, and Christopher Sankey of Guilford, CT; step-son Chip Bartlett of Cleveland Hts., OH; grandchildren Mac Smith, Molly Hulling, Sam Smith, and Mason Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Court Community Service, 614 West Superior Ave., Suite 900, Cleveland, OH 44113.


It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the passing of James Louis Loukas on January 26th, 2017 at the age of 72. Jimmy, son of Louis and Ann Loukas (Bafaloukos) (Pavlis), loving husband of Ruth “Baker” Loukas, father of four children: Edward, Pamela (Steve), Joanna (David) and Leonard (Tammy), and cherished “Papa” of seven: Michael and Elizabeth, Steve and Nicole, Michael and Michelle, and Morgan. He is survived by his brother John (Ginger) Loukas, sisters Joann (the late Pietro) Bafaloukos Bulgarini and Margo (Chuck) Sanida. Jimmy, known as the Mayor of Spokane, loved life, his family, friends, food, fast cars, old cars, and of course, funny cars. He was a great man that loved to tell a compelling story. Jim and Ruth’s home was always open and welcoming to all. No one ever left hungry! You couldn’t ask for a more kind, generous, adventurous, fun-loving and mischievous man. Jimmy was the biggest kid of all – which made him the best Papa ever! He made life fun and adventurous, from turbo car rides to candy runs. Papa always made the children in his life feel special, and he never hesitated to get down in the floor to play with Legos, cars and action figures, or go sled-riding through a cemetery with an entire Boy Scout troop. When his children were school-aged, he and Ruth filled their entire backyard with a mountain of sand! How’s that for fun? From fixing cars, bicycles, lawnmowers and barbecue grills, Jimmy’s garage was always open to the neighborhood. Long before tool-sharing programs emerged, Jimmy was there! He wouldn’t just lend you exactly the tool you needed, he’d also lend you a hand to fix whatever needed mending. Jimmy wasn’t just a Papa to his own kids and grandkids, he was often called Papa Jim by generations of neighborhood kids who’d come to know right where to go to fix a bike flat or get an ice cream bar - many of which returned to introduce their own kids or show off their very own Halloween headstone in the front yard. Jimmy touched the lives of so many. His outgoing personality and deep community roots have left an indelible impression. His spirit will absolutely carry on in all those who knew him.
A Memorial service will be held on Friday, February 24th at The Riverside Cemetery Chapel 3607 Pearl Rd. Cleveland, Ohio, at 2pm and a Memorial Dinner to celebrate Jim’s life will follow at The Greek Hall at 5007 Memphis Ave. Cleveland, Ohio. 44109 From 4-9 pm.


John A. Moffitt, age 59 passed away suddenly February 4, 2017. Proud and loving father of Sara Alexandria Moffitt (Josh), stepfather to Ashleigh Gaydos. Brother to Holly Ciresi and Karen Moffitt. Nephew of Clarice Drake. Uncle to Nathan Moffitt (Kat) and Cortney Richardson (Tyler). Great uncle to Matthew, Alexandria, Abagail, Emilee, Tate, Elexys and Jharen. John loved spending time with his family and his dogs Skye and Diesel. He was an avid darter with Cleveland Darter Club (CDC) and loved boating.

There will be a celebration of his life on February 18, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at:
The Venue Bistro 6384 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130. All family and friends are invited to attend.


Adam King, 44, died suddenly Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Brookpark Ohio. Born in Makawao Hawaii, he attended North Olmsted High before graduating in 1990 from Radford High in Hawaii. Known for his strong work ethic, he owned a siding and roofing business in Middleburg Hts. He was a skilled fly fisherman and avid surfer whose giant smile and animated personality will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his loving mother Margaret King, father Christopher Eckenberg, former spouse of 10 years Jane King (Leickly) and their 3 young children Autumn, Sarah, and Elijah King. He also leaves 9 adoring nieces and nephews and a large extended family. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Delores King, brother Erik Eckenburg & James (Kimo) Javier.
Services will be Sunday, 2/12 at Unity Spiritual Center, 23855 Detroit Rd, Cleveland, OH 44145. A support fund for the children has been set up on GoFundMe.com under Adam King.


Milton E. Shaw, age 64, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Loving father of Michelle. Cherished grandfather of Brooke, William, Zachary, and Chase Noland. Great grandfather of Jayden. Son of Milton and Joan (both deceased). Dear brother of Vickie Zacharias (John), Susan James (Arthur), Terry, and the late Tracie Pappas (Stephen). A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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