Condolence & Memory Journal


Sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and family.

Posted by Tony V. DiPietro - Clifton Heights, PA - Cousin   December 01, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. His love will remain with you always. You are in my prayers. Mrs. Borisa

Posted by A friend   November 28, 2012

I am sorry to learn of Joe's passing. We graduated from Parma High the same year, and I remember Joe as a kind person. He was also an exceptional athlete on Parma's football team. My prayers are with the family at this time of loss.

Posted by Karl Arula - Strongsville, OH - Former Classmate   November 27, 2012

Dear Ann,
Please know I hold you, Joe, and Carina in my prayers. You will all always be a remarkable, loving family.

Posted by Donna Patno    November 27, 2012

I am sorry to learn of Joe's passing. My prayers are with his family and friends. I have known Joe about 10 years or so through work. He was always such a joy to be around. He had an admirable passion for life and his work. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Posted by DeWayne Speer - Tulsa, OK - Business Associate   November 26, 2012

Ann and Family,

Having attended Joe's wake, I am amazed by your strength and love for each other. I cannot imagine the loss you feel, but I hope you realize that hundreds of friends and family are willing to lift you up.

Cindy Hoover Naegele

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2012

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Posted by Velva Harford - Garfield Heights, OH   November 26, 2012

No words can take away the loss you feel. Darla

Posted by A friend   November 25, 2012

Ann-our thoughts and prayers are with you, family, & friends.

Posted by Kirk & Leslie Strodtbeck    November 25, 2012

Dear Ann,
We are so sorry for your loss, our sympathy and Prayers are with you.
Joe's illness took him away from us all but I'm glad his pain is over.
May he rest in peace and live long in our hearts and minds.
Joe, we had some great times together.
Good bye my friend, Rest in peace, I will miss you!
Rick, Michele, Krystle, Richelle and the rest of the Lung Family.

Posted by Rick Lung - Brecksville, OH - Friend   November 25, 2012

Dear Anne and Family, we are so very sorry about Joe's passing. We are disappointed that we couldn't be with your during this time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and we will miss him dearly. He was a great guy.

Posted by Anita and Mike Zaffiri - Clifton Heights, PA   November 25, 2012

Joe was my best friend who I have known since I was 2 yrs old. He was a brother to me and a son to my dad. We have been blessed with almost 50 yrs of friendship. I love you Joe ! I will always think about you . Love Scotty

Posted by Scott and Darla Tibbitts - Parma, OH - Friend   November 25, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Ven and Norma Petrella - Clifton Heights, PA   November 25, 2012

Dear Ann,
Our deepest sympathy to you. Your love for Joe was truly defined by your strength and support you provided him during his long battle. Now it is our turn to support you during your time of need. May you feel the love of so many and the arms of the angels holding you.
Our love to you
Jeff and Judy Weber

Posted by Judy and Jeff Weber - Middleburg Hts, OH   November 25, 2012


Ann, I am so sorry for your loss of Joe! I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers! You are a strong woman and will get through this with all the love and strength of your family! Joe will always be with you! Love

Posted by Debbie Verbickey - Strongsville, OH   November 25, 2012

Ann and family,
Our sincere condolences on Joe's passing. May you be conforted in remembering all the special moments. He was an inspiration to all who had the priledge to know him and will be greatly missed.

Posted by John snd Connie Brock - Hudson, OH   November 25, 2012

Joe was a vibrant person who's love for life was obvious to all who met him. He will be missed by many. Ann, my heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Tina

Posted by Christina Braun - Merion Station, PA - second cousin-in-law   November 25, 2012

Ann, Bonnie, Art, Halle and Britz family,
Our hearts are saddened for the loss of your beloved Joe. We are thinking of you and wish we could be with you during this most difficult time.
With love and friendship,
Lori,Philip, Jillian and Nicole McDermott
Glastonbury, Conn.

Posted by Lori McDermott - Glastonbury, CT   November 24, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to Ann and the Giuliano Family. You have all been through so much sadness lately. May you find comfort in having so many wonderful brothers and sisters. Take care of each other,
Tom and Marilyn

Posted by Marilyn and Tom Lynch - Middlebirg Hts.,, OH - friends   November 24, 2012


Ann, we are so sorry for your loss.Joe was like a brother to Bryan.Those guys Pat Elhert,Scott Tibbits.Greg Soltis,Denny Corvin and Bryan Hatfield got together everytime we were in town.We have great memories from High School and when we were in last year and all got together for the football game at Den's.We were so blessed to spend that time with you and Joe.He is an angel in Heaven watching out for us and will be greatly missed. We have you in our prayers and thoughts.Luv Bryan & Darla Hatfield

Posted by Bryan & Darla Hatfield - Ponchatoula, LA - High School Friend Forever   November 24, 2012

Ann, damm that number. Sending love & Hugs your way!!Calley

Posted by - OH   November 24, 2012


I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. I cannot imagine how difficult this is. My Mom was telling us on Thanksgiving of the sad news. She spoke of what a wonderful man Joe was. We all agreed that you are such an amazing and strong woman. We're all thinking of you.

Posted by Mary Malloy - Westlake   November 24, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Ellie and Joe Nanni - Daphne, AL   November 24, 2012

Ann and Family
My heart is broken. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that God loves you and can restore your spirits, give you peace, and strengthen you. The time we have spent with those we have lost makes them part of us. Joe will remain in our hearts, safe and untouched. Loss of someone near and dear to us is unbearable. Nothing I can say will lessen your pain. I just want you know that you mean a great deal to me, I love you and that I am available for you. Feel a hug.

Posted by Ms. Donna (Greenthumb) - Parma Hts.   November 24, 2012

Dear Ann,

My deepest sympathies to you. I am sorry I cannot be there to personally express my condolences. Joe was an amazing person and I am glad I got to know you both.

Posted by Karen Tucholski - Oceanside, CA   November 24, 2012


Ann, I so sorry for your loss
you our in my prayer's

Posted by sandy Hardy - cleveland, OH   November 24, 2012

Ann, i am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Elizabeth Meeks - Brooklyn   November 24, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Frank and Kathy Ralston

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2012

Dear Ann

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Joe was a great guy and will be missed by many.

Bill & Tricia Bissett

Posted by Bill Bissett - Southern Pines, NC   November 24, 2012

Dear Ann: Our hearts are so saddened to hear of Joe's passing. You two have always been an inspiration to those around you, amazing partners in all that life has brought you, and your love and strength was so evident to everyone you came in contact with. I know your faith, your family, and friends love and support continue to surround you. Sending our sympathy from NC.
Mary Ann OConnor
Rosemary Sahr
Debbie Marburger

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2012

Ann and Family,
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of this incredible man. You and your family are in our constant prayers.
We love you,
Dina & Jason Savage

Posted by - Chicago, IL   November 24, 2012


My thoughts are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Dan Petrov - Niceville, FL   November 24, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Shirley    November 24, 2012

Dear Ann
My heart and prayers go out to you for the loss of such a great husband. He was a great cousin and friend to our family. We are sad, but he is now happy being a father again to our angel, Carina in a happier place. May they both smile upon you and keep you well and strong.

With much love,

Posted by Diana DiPietro - Clifton Heights, PA - Cousin   November 24, 2012


I enjoyed the pheasant hunt with you last month, as I have these past 15 years. I will miss those trips to Smithville to shoot clay targets with you too. Those memories will be with me forever.

Posted by Tom Miller - Willoughby Hills, OH - Great Friend & Co-Worker   November 23, 2012

Dear Ann,

Pat and I were heartbroken at the word of Joe's passing. You amaze us in your ability to produce a quick smile and remain hopeful and kind to all those you meet, even in your darkest hours. Please know that you are an absolute inspiration to so many, especially those who have known your many losses. Please call on us for anything, be it food, drink or volunteers to assist at fundraisers.

May God Wrap You In His Arms,
Laura (Nickels) and Pat Chmura

Posted by A friend   November 23, 2012

My dear heart is breaking for you in the loss of your dear husband Joe. You were always a favorite of mine at work but when you became pregnant with Carina, our relationship grew to be a wonderful that I have always treasured. After Carina was born and started spending a lot of time at your house, I got to know Joe as well. What a terrific guy! Great husband, wonderfully loving father, good friend to all who knew him. I am taking comfort in the fact that he can resume his loving relationship with that darling, curly haired girl who looked so much like her daddy! Much love, Bonny

Posted by Bonny McQuaid - South Amherst, OH - friend   November 23, 2012

Dear Ann,
We were saddened to hear of your loss, and send our sincere sympathies to your family. You are held in gentle thoughts and prayers.

Much love,

Posted by Scott & Angel Tollari - Valley City, OH   November 23, 2012

Joe was my brother Greg's friend, and over the years I was able to get to know Joe well enough to consider him my friend as well. I had the privilege of spending quite a bit of time with Joe at holiday get togethers, parties, rafting trips, golf outings, and many other activities. I will always remember Joe for his larger-than-life personality, and will miss him. Our prayers are with you Ann and your family.

Posted by Bob Soltis - Leesburg, VA - Friend   November 23, 2012

Ann, I am deeply saddened by your loss. Sending you my love~

Posted by marcia lapp - avon lake, OH - friend   November 23, 2012

Dear Britz family,
I offer my condolences to your family. I hope that you find comfort in family and friends at this time. 1 Peter 5:6,7 reminds us that God does care about us during our time of grief and he will support us. (James 4:8) (Psalm 51:17)

Posted by Jazzmine Walker - Twinsburg, OH   November 23, 2012

Ann, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Shelly-Akron Children's

Posted by Shelly Brown - Akron, OH   November 23, 2012

Joe was one of those friends that you will cherish forever. You wanted to be with him always. His smile and laugh would light up your darkest day. He was someone you looked forward to being around and spending time with. His selflessness and love for others was unending. I will miss him dearly, as will all that we're blessed with ever knowing him. I will think of him always and see his smile and hear his special laugh. I pray that he is playing with his little Carina and standing with our Lord in His Kingdom.

Posted by Joe Cancilla - Twinsburg, OH   November 23, 2012

Such a woderful person to be around. Joe will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Bernie Ehlert - Parma Heights, OH   November 23, 2012

I watched Joe grow up as a neighbor and best friend of my son, Greg. They knew each other since elementary school. He was always so full of life and such fun. I am really sad about his death. Joe got a tough break in life with many years of suffering as he bravely fought his persistent illness.
I know he is pain-free and resting in a better place now.

Posted by Barbara Soltis - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - friend   November 23, 2012

Ann, sorry to hear about Joe, he was a wonderful man! May he rest in paradise

Posted by Nicole Comley - Lorain, OH   November 23, 2012

Ann you are in my prayers. so sorry for your loss, Joe was a great guy.

Posted by Jeanne Gendics - vermilion, OH - friend   November 22, 2012

Dear Anne...i am so sorry to hear about Joe. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Kathi Kramer - Lorain, OH - friend   November 22, 2012