Friday, April 12, 2013
In 1989, John Sedlak moved his store to Solon and create a "Street of Dreams" concept featuring 26 galleries and lifestyle areas in 100,000 square feet of a 157,000-square-foot building.
John P. Sedlak, a United States Army Veteran, died April 9 at the age of 87. Sedlak started Sedlak Interiors, an upscale home furnishings business in Cleveland in 1947 and eventually moved the company to Solon in 1989. Read more about Sedlak in this Furniture Today story. Read his full obituary on The Plain Dealer's website.
Monday, January 14, 2013
William F. Babka, 96, of Solon, will be buried at Roselawn Cemetery.
William F. Babka of Solon, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, passed away on Jan. 11. He was 96. Calling hours for family and friends is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Steinbauer Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home on. Babka will be buried at Roselawn Cemetary. Memorials should be sent to: South Ridge Baptist Church, 924 Center Rd., Conneaut, OH 44030. Read the full obituary at the Plain Dealer.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Martha Keeney, an educator in Solon Schools for 20 years and a Solon High graduate, died Sunday night after a battle with cancer. She was 59.
Editor's Note: This article was submitted by the Solon Schools. The Solon Schools are mourning the loss today of Martha Keeney, a beloved educator in the Solon Schools for more than 20 years, who lost her brave battle with colon cancer last night. She was 59. Most recently, Mrs. Keeney resided in Bainbridge, but her ties to Solon and the Solon Schools ran deep. She was born and raised in Solon, and was a 1972 graduate of Solon High School. As an honor student at SHS, Mrs. Keeney was a majorette, played in concert band, and was a member of National Honor Society. She received a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Mount Union College in 1976 and a Master’s of Education degree in guidance in 1982 from John Carroll University. She …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Tabone-Komorowski Funeral Home in Solon.
Solon resident Sheri Joan Schwartz has passed away at the age of 60. She is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren, according to the obituary from Tabone-Komorowski Funeral Home in Solon. A memorial service for family and friends will be held today, Nov. 1. Friends will be received tonight from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For information on the memorial service and the full obituary, visit Tabone-Komorwski Funeral Home.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Kasmer, a Solon resident, was killed in a traffic accident on U.S. 422 on Saturday
Services for Jason P. Kasmer, 28, of Solon, who died Nov. 19 in a traffic accident on U.S. 422, will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Vito-Nero Funeral Home, 6130 Turney Road, Garfield Heights. Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the funeral home. Kasmer was the father of Chase; son of Paul and Kathi (nee Karasek); brother of Jamie, Ryan, Erik and Jessica; and grandson of Irene Kasmer and the late Leo Kasmer and John and Vivian Karasek.
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 …
Monday, August 29, 2011
According to media reports, Neil Kruschke Jr., the founder of Solon-based Stopol Inc., died in a chainsaw accident in Michigan Aug. 26.
Various media are reporting that the 44-year-old founder of Solon-based Stopol Inc. died in a chainsaw accident in Michigan last week. According to the Mining Journal of Marquette, MI, Neil Kruschke Jr., of Chagrin Falls, was found dead Aug. 26 after he slipped while using a chainsaw to clear away some trees from a camp in Republic Township. Police told the Journal that Kruschke slipped while using the saw and cut himself. He was found later by an employee of the local gas company. The newspaper does not identify Kruschke by name, but he was identified in a report by the Plastics News, a trade publication that covers Stopol. According to the trade publication, Kruschke and his father and brother founded Stopol in Solon in 1990. He sold …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
A summary of the recent death notices posted on Solon Patch
Solon Patch has lots of different 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 recently: Richard G. Brian Jr., 82, retired Solon elementary school teacher Lester G. Massey, 92, Mentor for Intergenerational Philanthropy Board William Harold Williams, Retired Solon School Teacher, Dies at 73 Thomas DeSantis, 55, who died in ATV crash Wayne D. "Chip" Wells Jr…
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…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
He served as superintendent from 1951-68, then served six more years as the school district's business manager
John A. Major, former superintendent and business manager for the Solon Schools, died Monday, July 11, at his home in Solon at age 94. He served as superintendent of the school system from 1951-1968. He continued serving the schools as business manager until retiring in 1974. The Solon Chamber of Commerce inducted Major into its Hall of Fame in 1992 in recognition of his contributions to the city of Solon. Major, who was born in Belmont County in southeastern Ohio, graduated from Ohio Northern University in Ada. He served in the Navy during World War II. Following his military service, he continued his studies at Columbia University, where he earned a master’s degree. Major lived in Solon since 1949. His wife of 69 years, Ione (nee House…