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IN MEMORIAM

 

The Ohio Speedskating Association would like to express our deepest sympathies to OSA President Tom Frank and his family at the passing of his father, James Michael Frank, who passed away on Sunday.
 

 JAMES M. FRANK, age 83, beloved husband for 59 years of Elizabeth (nee Rhoney); loving father of Thomas (Marcia), Margaret Smith (deceased) (Kenneth), David (Cindi), Michael (Julie) and Carolyn Chimera (Brian); grandfather of Nicholas, Rebecca, Jessica, Melinda, Alyssa, Kevin, Matthew, Sara, Thomas, Holly, Aimee, James, Emily, Alexandria and April; great-grandfather of 5; son of the late Hubert and Teresa (nee Sweeney); brother of Alice Rybar and the late Vincent; uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Passed away suddenly February 3, 2013.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Missionaries of St. Francis DeSales, c/o Fr. Joseph Pednekar, 4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted, OH 44070 or St. Mel Church, 14436 Triskett Rd., Cleveland 44111. www.chambersfuneral.com

IN MEMORIAM

 

The Ohio Speedskating Association would like to express our deepest sympathies to OSA Coach Joe Balbo and his family at the passing of his mother, ANNE F. (Motul)(Balbo) EIBEN, who passed away on Saturday.

Obituary

EIBEN ANNE F. EIBEN (nee Motul)(Balbo), age 91, entered into eternal life peace-fully on February 23, 2013 surrounded by those who loved her and holding the hand of the love of her life and husband of 31 years, Dr. Robert M. Eiben. Adored mother of Peter (Maria) Balbo, Marianne (John) Karaffa, Ruth Khalsa, Janne (Marshall) Bissett, Martha (Patrick) O'Leary, George (Mary) Balbo, Jack Balbo, Susan (Kevin) Kelley, Marc (Zina) Balbo, Thomas Balbo, Joseph (Sheila) Balbo and Constance (Larry) Rieb. Beloved stepmother of Daniel, Christopher (Jayne), Thomas (Jan), Mary (George) Balbo, Charles (Leslie) and Lisa. Cherished grandmother of 23 and great-grandmother of 8. Dearest sister of Clare Zahorchak, Dolores Henry, sister-in-law Rita Broestl; her caring nieces and nephews; and life-long friend to many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Tilly; sisters Elizabeth, LaVerne and Eleanor; brother Edward; granddaughter Kathrine and former husband Thomas Balbo. Anne was born in Cleveland on April 26, 1921. She was a 1940 graduate of West Tech High School and in the banking industry for over 25 years, most memorably as a teller at the Lakewood National City Bank Branch. Volunteer for many years at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Euclid Hospital and Western Reserve Hospice. Family will welcome friends at McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME, 14133 DETROIT AVE., LAKEWOOD, OH, ON FRIDAY, MARCH 1 FROM 3-8 P.M. Funeral at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Superior & E. 9th) at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. Interment Calvalry Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ennis Court 'Annie Fund', 13323 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107.
 

   Long-time speedskaters mourn the passing on July 15 of ANDREW F. CORCORAN, age 85.  He was a past President of CYO and Ohio Speedskating Associations.
   He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was Director of Security at NASA Lewis Center, providing service for the pioneering Centaur lift-off and first Apollo Moon launch at Cape Canaveral.
   He and Joanne, his wife of 58 years, raised 8 children and enjoyed their 16 grandchildren.
of New York, NY, formerly of St. Paul passed away on September 11, 2013 surrounded by many loved ones after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. Connie was born in St. Paul on July 28th, 1950. She was the first child of Helen Hipp and Robert Class. A graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, she was a competitive speed skater, skier and runner, beautiful seamstress, forward thinking fashionista and the #1 hairdresser in the world. Ever proud of her Vidal Sassoon days, Connie had hundreds of loyal clients from St. Paul to New York. Born an audacious soul, she loved travel, great food, good conversation and being outdoors, especially at her beloved lake home in Wisconsin. Connie will be remembered for her quick wit, spirit of adventure, sense of style, and a tenaciousness that stayed with her until the end. She is survived by her devoted partner, George Leibson; parents Helen and Robert Class, siblings Mark Class, Nancy (Joe) Blumel, Annette (Eric) Ristau, Paula (Bob) Winsor, Rob (Katy) Class and Katie (Denny) Marquard, aunt Sr. Ann Hipp C.P.P.S ; many loving nieces and nephews; and many, many loyal friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Our Lady of Peace Hospice or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, September 15, 3:00-6:00 pm. at 2102 James Ave. St. Paul, MN. A special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice for their gentle, respectful care of Connie during her final days. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=constance-marie-class&pid=166921525#fbLoggedOut
of New York, NY, formerly of St. Paul passed away on September 11, 2013 surrounded by many loved ones after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. Connie was born in St. Paul on July 28th, 1950. She was the first child of Helen Hipp and Robert Class. A graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, she was a competitive speed skater, skier and runner, beautiful seamstress, forward thinking fashionista and the #1 hairdresser in the world. Ever proud of her Vidal Sassoon days, Connie had hundreds of loyal clients from St. Paul to New York. Born an audacious soul, she loved travel, great food, good conversation and being outdoors, especially at her beloved lake home in Wisconsin. Connie will be remembered for her quick wit, spirit of adventure, sense of style, and a tenaciousness that stayed with her until the end. She is survived by her devoted partner, George Leibson; parents Helen and Robert Class, siblings Mark Class, Nancy (Joe) Blumel, Annette (Eric) Ristau, Paula (Bob) Winsor, Rob (Katy) Class and Katie (Denny) Marquard, aunt Sr. Ann Hipp C.P.P.S ; many loving nieces and nephews; and many, many loyal friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Our Lady of Peace Hospice or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, September 15, 3:00-6:00 pm. at 2102 James Ave. St. Paul, MN. A special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice for their gentle, respectful care of Connie during her final days. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=constance-marie-class&pid=166921525#fbLoggedOut

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Constance Marie CLASS

Constance Marie CLASS of New York, NY, (sister of Katie Class Marquard) formerly of St. Paul passed away on September 11, 2013 surrounded by many loved ones after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. Connie was born in St. Paul on July 28th, 1950. She was the first child of Helen Hipp and Robert Class. A graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, she was a competitive speed skater, skier and runner, beautiful seamstress, forward thinking fashionista and the #1 hairdresser in the world. Ever proud of her Vidal Sassoon days, Connie had hundreds of loyal clients from St. Paul to New York. Born an audacious soul, she loved travel, great food, good conversation and being outdoors, especially at her beloved lake home in Wisconsin. Connie will be remembered for her quick wit, spirit of adventure, sense of style, and a tenaciousness that stayed with her until the end. She is survived by her devoted partner, George Leibson; parents Helen and Robert Class, siblings Mark Class, Nancy (Joe) Blumel, Annette (Eric) Ristau, Paula (Bob) Winsor, Rob (Katy) Class and Katie (Denny) Marquard, aunt Sr. Ann Hipp C.P.P.S ; many loving nieces and nephews; and many, many loyal friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Our Lady of Peace Hospice or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice for their gentle, respectful care of Connie during her final days. -

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of New York, NY, formerly of St. Paul passed away on September 11, 2013 surrounded by many loved ones after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. Connie was born in St. Paul on July 28th, 1950. She was the first child of Helen Hipp and Robert Class. A graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, she was a competitive speed skater, skier and runner, beautiful seamstress, forward thinking fashionista and the #1 hairdresser in the world. Ever proud of her Vidal Sassoon days, Connie had hundreds of loyal clients from St. Paul to New York. Born an audacious soul, she loved travel, great food, good conversation and being outdoors, especially at her beloved lake home in Wisconsin. Connie will be remembered for her quick wit, spirit of adventure, sense of style, and a tenaciousness that stayed with her until the end. She is survived by her devoted partner, George Leibson; parents Helen and Robert Class, siblings Mark Class, Nancy (Joe) Blumel, Annette (Eric) Ristau, Paula (Bob) Winsor, Rob (Katy) Class and Katie (Denny) Marquard, aunt Sr. Ann Hipp C.P.P.S ; many loving nieces and nephews; and many, many loyal friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Our Lady of Peace Hospice or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, September 15, 3:00-6:00 pm. at 2102 James Ave. St. Paul, MN. A special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice for their gentle, respectful care of Connie during her final days. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=constance-marie-class&pid=166921525#fbLoggedOut
of New York, NY, formerly of St. Paul passed away on September 11, 2013 surrounded by many loved ones after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. Connie was born in St. Paul on July 28th, 1950. She was the first child of Helen Hipp and Robert Class. A graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, she was a competitive speed skater, skier and runner, beautiful seamstress, forward thinking fashionista and the #1 hairdresser in the world. Ever proud of her Vidal Sassoon days, Connie had hundreds of loyal clients from St. Paul to New York. Born an audacious soul, she loved travel, great food, good conversation and being outdoors, especially at her beloved lake home in Wisconsin. Connie will be remembered for her quick wit, spirit of adventure, sense of style, and a tenaciousness that stayed with her until the end. She is survived by her devoted partner, George Leibson; parents Helen and Robert Class, siblings Mark Class, Nancy (Joe) Blumel, Annette (Eric) Ristau, Paula (Bob) Winsor, Rob (Katy) Class and Katie (Denny) Marquard, aunt Sr. Ann Hipp C.P.P.S ; many loving nieces and nephews; and many, many loyal friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Our Lady of Peace Hospice or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, September 15, 3:00-6:00 pm. at 2102 James Ave. St. Paul, MN. A special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice for their gentle, respectful care of Connie during her final days. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=constance-marie-class&pid=166921525#fbLoggedOut

Sympathy on the passing of Robert M. Eibem, step father of Joe Balbo. 

ROBERT M. EIBEN M D , age 91, died peacefully on December 28, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael A. and Frances G. Eiben, first wife Dorothy (Crowley), second wife Anne (Motul) and brother Lawerence A. Eiben. He is survived by his sister, Rita E. Broestl and his six children, Daniel, Christopher (Jayne), Thomas (Jan), Mary (George) Balbo, Charles (Leslie) and Lisa. He also leaves behind 12 Balbo stepchildren, Peter (Maria), Marianne (John) Karaffa, Ruth Kahalsa, Janne (Marshall) Bissett, Martha (Patrick) O'Leary, George (Mary), Jack, Susan (Kevin) Kelley, Mark (Zina), Thomas, Joseph (Sheila) and Constance (Larry) plus scores of beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family will welcome friends at McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME, 14133 DETROIT AVE., LAKEWOOD, OHIO ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014 FROM 3-7 P.M. Funeral at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Superior & E. 9th) on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ennis Court Chapel Fund, 13323 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107 or the Robert M. Eiben Lectureship in Child Neurology Fund, MetroHealth System, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44109.