Friday, October 19, 2012
Friends will be recieved from 3-5 p.m. Friday.
Michael J. Leosewski, 30, of Twinsburg passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14. He leaves behind his wife Elena and parents Michael W. and Edith Leosewski, according to the Plain Dealer. Friends will be recieved at Johnson-Romito Funeral Home from 3-5 p.m. Friday. Read the full obituary from the Plain Dealer.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
WNIR talk show host Howie Chizek, a Twinsburg resident, died of a heart attack over the weekend. His neighbors remembered him fondly as a "friendly guy."
Akron radio personality Howie Chizek lived just across the street from Richard and Lisa Wamsley. While neither of them knew Chizek well, they thought the world of the Parmalee Drive resident. “He seemed like an awfully nice guy,” Richard said. Chizek, 65, died of a heart attack on Saturday, June 18, while taking underpriveleged children on a trip to Disney World. Chizek was a long-time talk show host for WNIR and was often called the "voice of common sense." While Richard Wamsley only listened to Chizek on the radio periodically, he enjoyed his personality. “He was nice to people,” Richard said. “He would let them say what they wanted as long as they were decent.” “I think sometimes he put people up to things so he could hear another …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Long-time radio host reportedly died of a heart attack
The "voice of common sense" as he was so often called is silent today. WNIR talk radio host Howie Chizek, of Twinsburg, died Saturday at the age of 65. Numerous media outlets report the Parmalee Drive man died of a heart attack while on a trip to Disney World with underpriveleged children. Here's a round-up of coverage of his death: Did you know Howie Chizek? Share your memories and thoughts in our comments section below.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
While the idea of sustainable clothing may not have occurred to you, the latest exhibit at the Kent State University Museum shows that supporting earth-friendly fashion doesn’t mean you have to walk around wearing burlap.
These days, being more ecologically minded is not only politically correct, but becoming absolutely necessary in the way we eat, build homes and conduct business. While the idea of sustainable clothing may not have occurred to you, the latest exhibit at the Kent State University Museum shows that supporting earth-friendly fashion doesn’t mean you have to walk around wearing burlap. The exhibit, entitled “Sustainable Fashion: Exploring The Paradox,” includes clothing by famous name designers such as Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan, as well as lesser-know labels, while wall graphics show how often Kent students wear, wash and throw out their clothes. All actions that leave a heavy carbon footprint on the land when you …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
The Gates Mills resident and wife of former Cleveland Clinic CEO Floyd D. Loop wrote a book about her journey with brain cancer.
Dr. Bernadine Healy Loop, the first woman to serve as director of the National Institutes of Health and past president of the American Red Cross, died Saturday, Aug. 6, at age 67. The Gates Mills resident wrote a memoir about her experience with brain cancer titled The Living Time: Faith and Facts to Transform Your Cancer Journey in 2007. She was named Cleveland Clinic head of research in 1985, NIH director in 1991, Ohio State University college of medicine dean in 1995, American Heart Association president in 1998 and Red Cross CEO in 1999. In 1994, she ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, losing in the primary to Mike DeWine. Healy, who had been a science and technology adviser to President Ronald Reagan…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Visitation is Thursday for the Solon High graduate and Progressive Insurance senior telecom analyst
Funeral arrangements for Shawn Cultrona, 36, who was found dead Sunday, June 5, at his Twinsburg home, have been announced. Calling hours for the Progressive Insurance senior telecom analyst are 3-8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Road, Solon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, at St. Rita Catholic Church, 32820 Baldwin Road, Solon. Shawn Michael Cultrona was born March 22, 1975, in Bedford and grew up in Solon. He graduated from Solon High School and attended John Carroll University. Cultrona was a member of the Solon Italian Club and the Country Club Village Association Board. According to the obituary on the funeral home’s website, he also was a …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Our recent death notices this week include a Twinsburg entrepreneur
Twinsburg Patch has a variety of types of content, including news articles, a local business directory and events listings. One part of our page you may not be familiar with yet is our announcements, including death notices. Obviously, death isn't necessarily a pleasant topic, but Patch is about covering all facets of the community, even the sad stuff. And we'd like to help share the memories of our neighbors. So here are the death notices we posted on the site this week: If one of your loved ones has recently passed on, you can create your own death notice with a picture right to our site on the announcements page.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
She was born in the historic building that was dismantled and relocated from Twinsburg to the farm in Bath in the 1980s
The John E. Herrick House, in which Myrtle L. Ross was born in Twinsburg, was dismantled and relocated to Hale Farm and Village in Bath in the 1980s. Ross, who with her family donated the structure to the historic village in 1981, died Dec. 29 at age 94. She and her husband, Oscar, who died in 2003, owned and operated the Quality Market grocery store in Kent for nearly 20 years. Ross, whose maiden name was Simonds, graduated from Twinsburg High School and received a teaching certificate from Kent State Normal School. She taught preschoolers before she was married in 1946. In addition to Twinsburg and Kent, she had lived in Silver Lake and at the Stow Glen Retirement Community. Ross belonged to Daughters of the American Revolution, Kent …
Monday, December 20, 2010
Served on Twinsburg Zoning Commission
Agnes Margaret Tylek, a resident of Twinsburg for 53 years, had belonged to the Twinsburg Democratic Party and served on the Twinsburg Zoning Commission. Tylek, who died Dec. 1, 2010, at age 90, also had volunteered with the Twinsburg schools' PTA when her children were young. Until she was 82, Tylek spent summers working in the catering department at the various incarnations of Geauga Lake park in Aurora. She was born on Sept. 23, 1920, in Cleveland, where she lived until moving to Twinsburg in 1957. During World War II, Tylek worked for General Electric Co.'s Nela Park lighting and lamp division in East Cleveland. Her job was making radar display tubes. Tylek liked to talk about having met Orville Wright while working for General …