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David Brown has left an In Memory comment for Timothy Lanzer Spring.
Jun 11, 2020 at 3:51 PM

We live in troubled times. We lived once in even worse times. Most of us got through tthen.Tim Spring did not. His story has bothered since 1985 when I first learned oh his death. We can do almost nothing about then but remember. 

I bought flowers and had them sent to Tim's grave. He is burried with his mother and father in Lakeview Cemetery. One sad family story. I can not imagine what his mother went through.

The Cleveland florist took the pics.

The note says Tim is remember fondly by his Cleveland Hieghts Class of 65. 


May better days than then be yours for eternity Timoth Lanzer Spring.


David Brown has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Jun 03, 2020 at 1:48 PM

Robert Spira. 

age 72, beloved and adoring husband of Cheryl; devoted father of Scott (Cynthia Weiss Spira), of Columbus, OH, Daniel (Susan) of Princeton, NJ and Rebecca (Kyle) King of VA. adored grandfather of Sandy, Tali, Emily, Joshua and Amelia; dearest brother of Julie (Jeff) Stein. Services will be held Sunday April 12, 2020 at Chesterland Memorial Park at 1:00 PM. The family requests no visitation. Contributions are suggested to B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, InMotion or Menorah Park.


David Brown has left an In Memory comment for Howard "Butch" Higley.
Apr 18, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Obituary for Butch Higley

Howard Clinton "Butch" Higley, 70, of Marianna, Florida, passed away in St. Joseph's Hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia, on February 21, 2018. 

Butch was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on November 8, 1947. His father served as a career Army officer, and the family lived in many places in the United States and in Augsburg, Germany. Butch graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1965. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Florida State University in 1969, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. He served in the United States Army and later worked as a Computer Scientist on a Department of Defense research team at Georgia Tech until his retirement to Jackson County in 2006. 

Butch was known to his family and friends as someone who loved his family, enjoyed helping others, and loved the Lord. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Marianna for twelve years and served as a deacon there. He enjoyed working outdoors and playing golf with good friends. 

He is survived by his wife, Gayle Melzer Higley, his children, Krista (Antonio) Sandoval of Overland Park, Kansas, Clint (Mara) Higley of Sharpsburg, Georgia, and Mary Nell (Robert) Summey of Decatur, Georgia, as well as his three beloved grandchildren, Isabelle and Hannah Sandoval and Elijah Barrow. He is also survived by three sisters, Margaret Gower of Naples, Florida, Martha Wargo of Akron, Ohio, and Patricia Edrich of New Port Richey, Florida, and a brother, Arthur Higley of Hixson, Tennessee. Butch was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Myrtle Isbell and Howard Cogswell Higley, and his sister, Mary Abby Hollett. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Marianna with Pastor Jeff Powell officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Madox Chapel directing. 

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time. 

Friends who wish to do so may send flowers or donate to a charity of their choice.

William O'Neill has left an In Memory comment for Howard "Butch" Higley.
Apr 17, 2020 at 4:33 PM

What a great guy to remember.  Butch ran like a deer and had a smile that would light up a room.  I will always remember  "Colonel Higley's residence, Butch speaking sir..." was how he anwered the phone.  A super athlete and a great friend to have.  Reading that he has passed away brought a wave of fond memories.  Godspeed Butch Higley...oh where have the days gone by?  Bill Oneill

Leon Kappelman has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Apr 16, 2020 at 12:33 PM

i didn't know Barry as an adult, but he was a lot of fun in HHS.  Our dads knew each other from HS too.  RIP old pal!

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David Brown has left an In Memory comment for Edward Arbitman.
Apr 11, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Edward Arbitman, 73 of Chicago, passed away Wednesday April 8, 2020 of complications from the Corona Virus at the Birchwood Plaza in Chicago. He was born Sunday February 2, 1947 in Cleveland Ohio, the son of Abe Arbitman and Gert Arbitman, nee Greenberg. Graveside services will be held 12:30 pm on Monday April 13, 2020 at Mount Olive Cemetery in Solon Ohio. Chicagoland arrangements entrusted to Evanston Funeral & Cremation, Roland F. Weis director 847 866-8843; Services in Ohio under the guidance of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz  Funeral Home, Jay Goldfarb director 216 932-7900

David Brown has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Apr 11, 2020 at 12:33 PM


Christine Elizabeth Sumner (nee Morgan), aged 72, passed away on March 30, 2020. She was pre-deceased by her father, Hilber W. Morgan, and her mother, Helen C. Morgan (nee Cavanagh). She is survived by her husband, Thomas W. Sumner, her sister, Julia M. Lustic (Gary), five nieces, and a great niece and great nephew.

Chris had a rich history in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She attended Fairfax Elementary School and Roxboro Middle School and graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1965. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green University and her Master’s from Cleveland State University. Chris started her teaching career in the Willoughby Eastlake School District in 1971, teaching 5th grade. In 1974 she became a teacher at University School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, teaching 4th grade and 3rd grade consecutively. In 1996 she became the Assistant Lower School Coordinator at University School and held that post until her retirement in 2012. She wore many hats at US, but never forgot what she loved most - teaching.

Chris also served the public school system tirelessly, holding an elected position on the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board from 1989 through 2003 and was board president several times throughout her tenure. She was politically active in the community, chairing multiple levy campaigns for the district, serving as campaign manager for Jane Campbell’s 1988 landslide reelection to the Ohio House of Representatives, and acting as an advisor to countless candidates over the years.

Education was her passion and she dedicated herself to both public and private sectors. She was an outstanding educator and even as an administrator found ways to connect with students. Her leadership and innovative ideas in education will be missed.

She organized and coordinated biennial reunions of Girl Scout Troop 1096. She treasured her friendships with these exceptional, loyal women.

She was a lifetime member of Fairmount Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a gift to University School Annual Fund, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH, 44022, or NWACCP, 200 South Barton Street, Fayetteville, AR, 72701.  Please mark gift memo In Memory of Christine Sumner.

No service is planned at this time.

David Brown has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Apr 11, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Barry David Lieberman age 72, born May 6, 1947, passed away at the Gardiner Home, Hospice of the Valley Inpatient Unit in Phoenix, AZ from a hippocampal stroke on March 24, 2020. He was the loving husband of Carolyn C Lieberman, devoted father of Shelley (Athens, OH), Adam (Los Angeles, CA), Lorissa (Scottsdale, AZ), Christopher and Rachel (Walnut Creek, CA), brother to Jack (Marin County, CA) and the ''World's Best Papa'' to Sadie, Zachary and Jake.

Barry graduated from Ohio University with a Masters in Health Care Administration and Bachelor's in Philosophy. In 2015, Barry retired after 30 years as a Nursing Home Administrator. In his last 10 years as an Administrator his constant companion was Chase, his therapy dog who went to work with him daily. Prior to that he was the owner of SWANKY'S in Athens, Ohio.

Barry enjoyed listening to music, especially Rock and Roll, two of his personal favorite musicians were his childhood friends Jim Fox of The James Gang and Richard Shack, his first childhood friend made at 4 years old. He enjoyed laughing and sharing time with his friends and family. His quick wit, sense of humor and laughter was contagious. Barry loved spending time with his children Shelley and Adam sharing sage advice and guidance. He had a special bond with his granddaughter Sadie sharing ''great secrets''. He earned and enjoyed using his instrument rated private pilot's license. His greatest thrill was spending three weeks in Israel touring the country and visiting Petra, Jordan. In his spare time Barry loved reading books written by various philosophers.

Private funeral services were held at Beth El Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ on March 26, 2020.

Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Stephanie Katz Farley has left an In Memory comment for her Profile.
Apr 11, 2020 at 8:33 AM
Apr 10, 2020 at 8:33 AM

BDE so sorry to hear this news. May his family be full of good memories 


Stephanie Katz Farley has left an In Memory comment for her Profile.
Mar 30, 2020 at 4:33 PM

Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday March 29