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GIBBONS, DOROTHY

Dorothy Margaret Gibbons ended her 97-year journey through this world on Monday the 28th of September. She was a bright light to family and friends and to so many others she met along the way; it was a life of giving she shared with us.

While she was born to Marie and George Davis in Detroit, Michigan, her family ended up living in Cleveland, where she graduated from John Hay High School.

She abandoned a budding clerical career, feeling the call to enlist in the Navy in 1943. She served for three years, stationed at a Navy hospital in Seattle, earning the rank of Chief Pharmacist's Mate.

After the war, she continued her education in Cleveland where she was introduced to James Gibbons, with whom she would ultimately share 67 years in Holy Matrimony.

She lovingly raised two boys while being a housewife and helpmate to Jim as he forged his industrial sales career and created his own company.

She shared many happy times with her family, the four of them traveling the country visiting relatives and just exploring.

Facing life's challenges, she found that the writings of Christian mystic Joel S. Goldsmith spoke to her in a compelling way, and began a spiritual journey that would become her life's work. She studied under the guidance of Lorraine Sinkler, formed a loving circle of seekers, hosted meditations, and became close to those committed to the Infinite Way path.

She continued to explore and travel and develop all her life, sharing her heart and her wisdom with all who were fortunate to be in her company.

"Work is for people who don't garden" (refrigerator magnet)

She spent the last years of her life in quiet contemplation with fond memories of her beloved husband who left her arms in 2015.

Dorothy is survived by her two sons, James Clark and Paul Dominic (Athena), and her niece Catherine Petri (Bill), as well as her daughter-in-law, Terry Brussel, and spiritual son Grace Kelly Jones (Kokumo), both of whom always called her 'mom'.
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BURK, JAMES (JIM)

James (Jim) Burk passed away at his home in North Royalton at the age of 61. Loving father of Danielle Herron (Tristian), grandfather to Nova Grace. Jim is preceded in death by his father Donald Burk (Patricia) and mother Helen Burk. He is also survived by his sister Karen.

Jim was an avid fan of NASCAR and all Cleveland sports. He was a hard worker and loved his family very much. Becoming a grandfather made him so happy and he was very proud of that. He lit up when Nova was around and you could see how much he loved her.

Jim was a simple man. His favorite thing to do was to hang out with friends and relax with a cold beer. He battled with quite a few health issues and he still remained in good spirits through it all. Jim was a great father and was quite the jokester.

Jim never liked being the center of attention and per his wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of a funeral, I ask that you have a cold one in his honor. He’d want you to celebrate his life, rather than mourn his death.
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NEWTON, DAVID WAYNE

David Wayne Newton, 56, of Cleveland, Ohio passed away on September 23, 2020 after
a battle with chronic liver disease.
David was born on January 28, 1964 to James and Mary Newton in Houston, Texas.
After graduating from Nimitz High School in 1982, he went on to study at Abilene
Christian University. After leaving ACU, David moved to Tyler, Texas and began his
lifetime career in telecommunications. Within a short time, he started his own business,
Newton Consulting Services.
In his spare time, David enjoyed fishing, playing softball, and his ultimate passion
officiating basketball at the high school and collegiate levels.
David was preceded in death by his father, James Newton. He is survived by his
daughter, Erin Moore-Newton; his mother, Mary Newton; his brother, Mike Newton and
family; his sister, Kris Newton; his uncle, Russell Newton; his aunt, Jean Jackson; and
his aunt, Jo Ann Russell.
A memorial service for David will be held Saturday, October 10th at 2:00 pm at the
Church of Christ in Jersey Village, 8810 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local Al-Anon, support groups for families and friends of alcoholics.
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MOREY, EDWARD

Edward D. Morey, 65, passed away at his home after a long illness on Monday, September 28, 2020. Edward was born on March 17, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Loving father of Amy Ortiz (Alex), Edward Morey (Amber); stepfather of Carmella Reyes (Gilberto) and Mary Anne Catania. Cherished grandfather of Alex, Alisia, Jada, Isaiah, Adrianne, Gilberto, Destiny, Hope, and Noah.
Dearest son of the late Fred and Helen Morey. Dear brother of Barbara Reagh (Ken), Peggy Bastyr (Paul), Fred Morey (Rose), Jane Bulfinch (Chuck), Elizabeth Kravochuck (Paul, deceased) and preceded in death by his brother Matthew Morey. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
The Family will receive friends (while practicing social distancing and the use of masks), 3-5pm, Sunday, October 4, 2020 at MALLOY-ESPOSITO CELEBRATION CENTER, 6384 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130.
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DRAEGER, DANIEL S.

Daniel S. Draeger, 83, passed away peacefully on September 24 after a short stay at Ames House of Western Reserve Hospice in Westlake. He was born on January 23, 1937 in Lakewood to the late Carl and Isabelle (Miles). After graduating from Rocky River High School in 1955, Dan joined the Navy Reserves. Upon returning from the Navy, he met his wife, Kay Fauver. Kay passed away in 1980 after 25 years of marriage. They are survived by their three children, Patti Safford (Bill) of Bay Village, Rick of Strongsville, and Lisa Roach (Michael) of Libertyville, IL. Dan excelled in his career as a sales manager for S & S Merchandise in Cleveland. He cherished his years spent in Al Koran as a 32nd Degree Mason and as an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Dan enjoyed history and keeping up with current events. He found passion in his hobbies of boating, fishing, and photography, which he enthusiastically shared and centered around his family. He is survived by his three children, his brother Dennis Draeger (Carol) of Hilton Head, SC, his five grandchildren Lindsay, Josh, Jack, Halle, and Libby, and great grandson Henry. Dan will be laid to rest at Lakewood Park Cemetery in Rocky River, Ohio, in a private service with his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ames House of the Western Reserve Hospice.
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