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03/03/18 07:41 PM #4277    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)




   Age 66, passed away March 2, 2018. Ava is survived by her mother, Beverly Cassirer; brother, David Cassirer; and her special niece, Dana Kleinman. She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Cassirer. We are celebrating Ava's life and keeping her memory alive through her favorite passions, oft-heard quotes and songs, and unusual pursuits.

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03/06/18 06:24 PM #4278    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)



Ronald Sanford Stein DDS

March 12, 1951 - January 7, 2018

Ronald S. Stein died at his residence on January 7, 2018. He was the son of Samuel and Shirley (nee Mayer) Stein (both deceased), sister of Celia Perkins and father of Roger and Marissa Stein-Thompson of California.



04/18/18 04:05 PM #4279    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

Ellen Julia Stern Nathison

NOVEMBER 1, 1950 – APRIL 14, 2018

Ellen J. Nathison (nee Stern) beloved wife of WilliamJ. Nathison. Loving mother of Max (Beth) Nathison and Alicia Nathison. Devoted grandmother of Asher, Brady, Lilah and Calla. Dear sister of the late Robert Stern. Services will be held Wednesday, April 18 at 1 PM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL 1985 S. Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

04/18/18 04:38 PM #4280    

Susan Adell (Katz)

so sad that another classmate has died.  I knew Ellen fairly well as adults, she was a really nice person, she will be missed.


06/26/18 02:20 PM #4281    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

CHARLA VISCI CYGANSKI passed away October 9, 2015 at the age of 63 after a 9 year battle with cancer. Charla was survived by her parents, Donald and Rose-Marie, her son Nicholas, his father Richard, her sister Cynthia (Frank), and her brothers, Curt, Cliff and Craig. Charla faced her battle with cancer quietly and without complaint until the end. She was a devoted and proud mom who happily and selflessly went out of her way to do whatever she could for others. Charla will be truly missed by everyone she knew and left behind. Donations can be made in Charla's name to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

06/26/18 07:56 PM #4282    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

Obituary for George Long

George Long

George Richard Long, 66, of Springfield, MO, went home to be with his Lord on January 17, 2018. Born October 31, 1951 in Cleveland, OH, George was a son of the late Thurman Edward Long and Arline Martin Long. After graduating from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelors of Science, George received his commission from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, George continued to serve others in many different occupations throughout the years but he enjoyed farming the most.
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06/29/18 11:53 AM #4283    

Laurie A. Campbell

It's so sad to hear of these losses.  Thank you Val for your service in keeping us informed.   All my best to everyone.  Laurie.

07/08/18 01:03 PM #4284    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

 Barbara Ellen Garrett Summers born April 9, 1951, age 65 of South Euclid, passed away peacefully October 27, 2016 surrounded by her family. Devoted wife for 44 years of Jack; loving mother of Lisa (Loren) Summers, Sara (Bill) Hackman, Jack, Jill; loving grandmother of Garrett and Corin; daughter of the late Jesse and Mildred Garrett; sister of Linda (Cliff) Howanyk, James (Judy) Garrett and Robert (Gwen) Garrett; aunt of many. Barb loved to cook, she loved watching over the students at Gesu School in University Hts. and she was a loving wife to her husband Jack. Funeral Mass October 31, 2016 at Church of the Gesu, 2470 Miramar Blvd., University Hts. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Donations can be made to Church of the Gesu.

07/09/18 10:52 AM #4285    


Ray Bayless

It is so sad to hear of Barb's passing. I wasn't even aware that she was still in the area. Barb was one of the great girls in the gang  that I hung out with. She will be missed a lot !  My condolences to her family.

08/17/18 10:59 AM #4286    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

Sharon Renee Levine

Sharon Renee Levine (68) died August 15, 2018 at her home in Cleveland Heights. She was the loving daughter of Emmanual and Ann (née Buntman), both deceased; Beloved sister of Debra (Richard) Davis, Ron (Bernadine) Levine and the late Jeffrey; Caring aunt of Angela, Jason, Cristen and Joseph; Great aunt of David and Olivia; Cherished friend to many. Graveside service Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 PM at Lake View Cemetery (assemble inside Mayfield Road gate). NO VISITATION. Memorial donations suggested to American Diabetes Association. 

09/28/18 11:57 AM #4287    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)


In Memory of Sherman Katz 1951-2018

SHERMAN KATZ age 67. Brother of Howard (Jacki Knapman), son of Max and Esther (nee Ulevitch), both deceased. Friend and math tutor to literally hundreds of students at Iowa-Maple, Wiley and other schools. Contributions can be made to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Thanks to the people of Judson Park and Hospice of the Western Reserve for their excellent, compassionate care. ALL SERVICES PRIVATE. NO VISITATION.
Published in The Plain Dealer from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30, 2018

10/30/18 12:57 PM #4288    

Beverly Ann Schneider (Beam)

I noticed a number of classmates wondering about the school being closed for the Jewish Hoiidays. The change came in  the fall of 1969!!! Naturally, the school board waited until the largest class to date had graduated before changing the rule. I was working at the school board at the time and was very surprised to find we were going to be closed.




01/18/19 10:45 PM #4289    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)


Dale (Dalece) Stankiewicz, 68 years old, born on August 17, 1950 passed away on January 18, 2019.  She resided in Lakewood, Ohio and previously lived in Cleveland, Ohio, and Meridian, Mississippi. She has a daughter, Victoria and a son Gregg. 



01/20/19 01:35 AM #4290    

Cherie S. Lewis

I am very sad to hear about Dale.  We spent a lot of time talking at the last Reunion, and Dale really seemed happy with life.  Glad we had the chance to talk!  Sad about the news!

01/27/19 11:45 AM #4291    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

The following was reported on the Cleveland Heights Class of 1969 Facebook page:

Celebration of life for Dalece Stankiewicz:

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6-9 pm
West Park Party Center
3556 W. 130th St
Cleveland, Ohio 44111

03/01/19 12:15 AM #4292    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)


In Memory Of

LINDA FRIEDMAN NOVICK, 67 years old, passed away on February 28, 2019. She was born on July 1, 1951 and resided in Beachwood, Ohio. She is survived by her daughter Rachel and her son Eric. Linda was an Occupational Therapist and a Substitute Teacher.




03/01/19 08:04 PM #4293    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

In Memory of

Janet Minnillo Forsblom, 67 years old. Janet was born May 11, 1951 and resided in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband Peter and passed away on August 3, 2018. She died from complications from diabetes. 




03/16/19 09:22 PM #4294    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

Thanks to Nancy Walters Hawley who sent me a bunch of Canterbury Elementary pics with names, I just put them on the School Years K-12 Page. If anyone has any pics or has names that I can add on to the pics, let me know. 

05/19/19 06:35 PM #4295    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

In Memory of

Robert Effron passed away in June of 2018, survived by his mom and sister Karen Effron, class of 1971. 

06/01/19 07:16 PM #4296    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

In Memory Of

Lesley S. Corwin Shafran
March 30, 1951June 1, 2019

Lesley S. Shafran was born on March 30, 1951 and passed away on June 1, 2019.

06/02/19 01:41 PM #4297    


Gari Greenwald

I’m so saddened to hear of Lesley’s passing. She was beautiful inside and out. 

06/17/19 03:05 PM #4298    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)

  Bill Kent
06/17/19 09:48 AM

 I noted that coach Jim Cappelletti passed away last month. I wasn't on the basketball team, but I know he was a huge influence on a lot the students in our class. Thought I would pass this along. Bill


Jim Cappelletti, who shaped Cleveland Heights’ boys basketball program, dies at 85

Jim Cappelletti, pictured before his 500th career victory in February 2003, died this week. He was 85 years old and led Cleveland Heights' boys basketball program for more than three decades. (Joshua Gunter,


The Plain Dealer

Jim Cappelletti, pictured before his 500th career victory in February 2003, died this week. He was 85 years old and led Cleveland Heights' boys basketball program for more than three decades. (Joshua Gunter,

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Jim Cappelletti’s name is synonymous with Cleveland Heights basketball.

The former longtime boys coach led the Tigers for more than three decades, seeing them to a state championship in 1997 and developing some of the area's most memorable high school players. The court at Cleveland Heights is dedicated to him because of his contributions.

This week, Cappelletti’s family, former players and friends are mourning the 85 year old’s death. News of it circulated Thursday, as area coaches remembered him during their annual Greater Cleveland Basketball Coaches Association banquet.

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07/31/19 02:27 PM #4299    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)



James Alan Samuels

February 27, 1951July 30, 2019
Obituary of James Alan Samuels

James (Jim) A. Samuels, beloved life partner of Ofelia Bernstein. Treasured son of the late Myron and Hildreth Samuels and brother of Arlene (Steven) West. Adored uncle of Allison (Max) Avner and Eric West, and great-uncle of Hank Avner. Services will be Friday, August 2 at 11 AM at the Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple 23737 Fairmount Blvd. Beachwood, Oh. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Shiva will be held at the Solomon – Glick residence, FRIDAY FOLLOWING SERVICES AND INTERMENT UNTIL 8 PM. SATURDAY 6 PM-9 PM. Jim had an extraordinary ability to create strong and lasting friendships. He devoted his life to Tikun Olam - repairing our world and our community- through his profound leadership of organizations too numerous to list. Friends can help preserve his legacy by contributing to the newly-created James A. Samuels Social Action Fund to support social action programming at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple (


07/31/19 09:02 PM #4300    

Steven P. Fisher

So so sad tro hear abpout jim Samuels passing....


Steve F.

08/11/19 12:02 PM #4301    


Val Iberall (O'Connor)




Steven B. Koblentz, 68 years old, born August 9, 1951 and passed away on August 10, 2019.

Steven B. Koblentz beloved husband of Leslie (nee Margolis). Loving father of Adam (Dr. Dana Rotz) Koblentz, Ross (Emma Stabbe-fiancee) Koblentz and Elexa Koblentz. Devoted grandfather of Owen. Dear brother of Joel (Diane Fitzgerald) Koblentz, Adored brother-in-law of Michele (Michael Glaser) Kay and Loren (Beth) Margolis and son-in-law of the late Rose and Edward Margolis. Cherished son of the late Shirley and Cantor Stanford Koblentz.

Services will be held Wednesday, August 14 at 2 PM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL 1985 S. Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH.

Interment Bet Olam. Family will receive friends at the residence, 5300 Murfield Dr. Pepper Pike, OH. (Sterling Lakes) WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING SERVICES AND INTERMENT UNTIL 8 PM, THURSDAY 2 PM-4 PM & 7 PM-9 PM. FRIDAY 1 PM-4 PM.

Friends who wish may contribute in lieu of flowers to Pelotonia (Bike Ride for Cancer Research) 450 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH. 43215 or Rescue Village of Geauga.

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