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ebrass - Posted 11/21/2017 10:51AM


HILVERT, DONALD J., Sr. Beloved husband for 51 years of Elaine H. Hilvert (nee Koch). Loving father of Donald (Jill) Hilvert, Jr., Christine (Joe) Roettker and Scott (Jenni) Hilvert. Devoted grandpa of 10, including Ryan Hilvert ’18. Brother of the late Dorothy McCloud, Jerry and Ralph Hilvert. Passed Nov. 18, 2017, Age 81. Retired from Emery Worldwide Freight. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10am until time of Funeral Mass at 11am at St. John the Baptist Church, 3561 Dry Ridge Rd., (Dry Ridge). Memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 20, 2017.

ebrass - Posted 11/21/2017 10:49AM


SEREY, GEORGE ’45.  Age 90 years young, was a dear friend to Janet Cloud and a beloved uncle to many. He was predeceased by two sisters. He lived in Cincinnati and served in the Navy during WWII as a Pharmacist's Mate at US Naval Hospital in Rhode Island. Previous to his service, he attended Mount St. Mary's Seminary and graduated from Xavier University. He owned his remodeling business, was an avid golfer, and volunteered for Hoxworth Blood Center. George passed on November 16, 2017. Visitation will be at St. Mary Church, Hyde Park, from 9 until 10 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Little Sisters of the Poor. Condolences to rohdefuneral.comPublished in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 19, 2017.

ebrass - Posted 11/21/2017 10:49AM


SAMAHA, CLAIRE (NEE FERRIS) of Newtown Square, PA died peacefully on Sunday Nov. 12th, 2017 at the age of 83. She was the daughter of the late Michael D. and Zahia Nejaime Ferris; beloved wife of Dr. Frederick J. Samaha; devoted mother of Dr. Michelle Samaha Kennedy(Shaun), James F. Samaha(Dr. Leslie Samaha) ’83, the late Dr. Frederick F. Samaha(Dr. Carol Chou); also survived by her grandchildren, Conor & Muriel Kennedy, Sophie & Alexander Samaha and Grace, Claire & Nathan Samaha; sister of Dr. Alfred Ferris, Dr. Ernest Ferris, Dr. Kenneth Ferris, Evette Ferris Giftos, and the late Edward Ferris; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Her service will be private for the family. Memorial contributions in Claire's memory may be made to either Dr. Frederick F. Samaha Scholarship Fund, Philadelphia Research and Education Foundation, Ms Tinesar Forest, Executive Director, 3900 Woodland Avenue MS 151 Philadelphia, PA 19104 Mosaic Delaware Fairfax. 261 Chapman Rd. Suite 201 Newark Delaware 19702 Neighborhood Hospice 400 East Marshall St. West Chester, PA 19380  Chadwick & McKinney FH  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 19, 2017.

ebrass - Posted 11/21/2017 10:48AM


PESSLER, RICHARD “DICK” L. ’47 passed away on November 9, 2017 at Hoag Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, CA after a brief battle with Lymphoma. Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (nee Buller), his son, Richard PESSLER ’72 and his only daughter, Diane. Dick was devoted to his family and found his greatest happiness when he was spending time with them; he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Dick is survived by his sons: Dennis (Becky) Pessler ’76, Jack, Gregory and Daryl (Michelle) and his grandchildren, Devon Julia, Samantha Nicole and Nicholas Lee.  A memorial mass for Dick will be held on Friday, November 24th at 2pm at St. Aloysius on the Ohio River located at 134 Whipple Street, Cincinnati. A celebration of life will immediately follow at BIERmarkt located at 420 Three Rivers Parkway, North Bend.  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 19, 2017

ebrass - Posted 11/21/2017 10:47AM


KLETT, GEORGE JACOB ’45  died in Willow Street, PA on Nov. 15, 2017. George was born on Oct. 24, 1928 in Cincinnati, OH, to Theodore and Irma (Ziegler) Klett. He attended St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1951 and from University of Michigan in 1959 with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering. He married Dolores (Dee Scheidler) Klett, also of Cincinnati, in 1952. After obtaining his aviator wings in Pensacola, FL, he travelled the world as a Naval officer with Dee and their four children until he retired from the Navy in June, 1981. After his retirement, George worked as a consultant to the Navy. He also devoted himself to volunteer work with an organization that helped find homes for those facing unexpected disruptions to their income, in Fairfax County, VA. George and Dee moved to Willow Street, PA in 2008. George continued to enjoy travel, reading, gardening and playing Boggle and Pinochle with Dee, their children, and grandchildren. He almost always won!  In the last years of his life, George suffered from multiple myeloma, but with humor and grace. He never complained and the corny jokes continued. His enduring legacy will be his unflappable good nature, curiosity, intelligence, faith and humility, and above all love for his family.   George is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dee, four children, Jim (Debbie), Dan (Suzanne), Barbara (Steve), and Mary (Mark), nine grandchildren, and his sister Irma Sand. He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory.  George was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Lancaster, PA, where a memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, presided by Fr. Sherdel. Donations on behalf of George can be made to St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church at 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster PA, 17603. 

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 19, 2017. 

ebrass - Posted 11/21/2017 10:45AM


REMKE, MATTHEW ROBERT ’94. Age 41, of Villa Hills, Ky., passed away in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at his home after a battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 15 years, Andrea Lynn (Dominello) Remke, 41, and their children; Brayden Matthew, 10, Mia Frances, 7, Therese Gloria, 7 and Payton Andrea, 5. He is survived also by his parents, William R. Remke ’63, of Petersburg, Ky., Sherrill Vocke Remke of Villa Hills; his sisters, Monica Remke Cymerman (Michael) of Denver and Lauren Remke Overmann (Justin) of Villa Hills; his aunts Martha Remke Suetholtz, Jean Remke Koester, Roberta Remke Dreyer, Marie Denise Vocke, Nina Vocke Hinkel and his uncle Robert Kim Vocke, several cousins; 20 nieces and nephews: Emma, Jack, Alex, Cole, Leah, Max, Molly, Jacob, Nathan, Zachary, John Luke, Bethany, Daniel, Olive, Carlee, Alexis, Samantha, Cole Robert, Ava and Liam; and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert W. Remke, Frances Remke Collins, Carl Robert Vocke and Helen Therese Vocke and his aunt Phyllis Remke. Matthew was a life-long resident of Northern Kentucky where he was a well-known and decorated swimmer. A record he and his relay team set in 1990 at Beechwood Swim Club in Fort Mitchell still remains unbroken today. He was a 1994 graduate of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati where he was a member of several state championship swimming teams. He graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1998, and graduated Cum Laude with a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. Matthew was the fourth generation to run his family's independently-owned grocery business, Remke Markets, and was the President at Remke up until its sale in early 2017. He had previously been a volunteer member of the Petersburg, Ky. Fire Department and took helicopter pilot flying lessons. He was an active donor and fundraiser for both the National Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Children's Hospital Cincinnati. He was a parishioner at St. Joseph Church, Crescent Springs. Matthew battled unexplained kidney failure / disease at age 17, but lived a normal, healthy life with a transplanted kidney for over 20 years. He was in good health and active when he developed cancer in 2016. He enjoyed vacationing with his wife and children, swimming, hiking, working out, attending his children's sporting events or sharing a good bourbon with his friends. The family would like to give special thanks to the medical staffs at The Christ Hospital Kidney and Hypertension Center, Hematology and Oncology, The Mayo Clinic and the University of Cincinnati Radiation and Oncology Departments. Memorials may be made in his honor to the National Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati 615 Elsinore Pl #400, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or to Cincinnati Children's Hospital 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Visitation will be held Friday, November 24, 2017 at Middendorf Funeral Home (3312 Madison Pk. Ft. Wright, KY 41017) from 4 PM to 7 PM. A Catholic funeral mass will be at St. Joseph Church (Crescent Springs, KY) on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 1 PM with burial to immediately follow at Mother of God Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 21, 2017.

ebrass - Posted 11/21/2017 10:44AM


 NAWALANIEC, ROBERT S., beloved husband of Margaret "Marge" (nee Klocke), cherished father of Stephen (Maureen) ’81, Mike Nawalaniec ’83, and Chris (Julie) Nawalaniec ’84, special grandfather of James, Mary Kate, Mark, Erin, Libby and John Nawalaniec ’16 . Loving brother of Carolyn Cooper. Passed away on November 18th at the age of 79. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd from 9AM until the time of Mass of Christian Burial, 10AM at Church of the Nativity, 5935 Pandora Ave. (45213) Pleasant Ridge. The family has asked that donations be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati, PO Box 633597 (45263-3597) or The Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave. (45203). Condolences may be shared with the family through our website,  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 21, 2017.

ebrass - Posted 11/21/2017 10:16AM


KENNEY, DAVID AUGUSTINE ’55.  Age 79, passed away at his home peacefully surrounded by his family on November 12, 2017. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio to William and Rose (Contadino) Kenney. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Catherine; and dear dad of Greg, Karen, Beth (Jack Bruscianelli), Brian, Barbara (Patrick Vaughan) and Susan (Michael Tranter) ’93; 7 Grandchildren; 3 Brothers, including Robert Kenney ’50. David was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Beth Ann, and sister Rosie. In lieu of flowers, send donations to St Vincent Ferrer Church or to Hospice of Cincinnati. For more information, visit:

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 15, 2017.

ebrass - Posted 11/21/2017 10:14AM


NUSEKABEL, BERNARD “BERNIE”.  Beloved husband for 64 years of Grace Nusekabel (nee Ciuccio). Loving father of Diane (Dick) Kolks, Kathy Ison-Lind (Bill), Bernie (Patti), Bob (Lisa) and Tom (Diana) Nusekabel. Devoted grandfather of 17, including Richard Kolks ’06. Great grandfather of 17. Dear brother of Norma, Harold (Peggy) , Ray (Marian) and Marion Nusekabel and the late Esther Nusekabel & Helen (Bill) Brune. Died Nov. 13, 2017 Age 90. Visitation Friday 4-8pm at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home, 3155 Harrison Ave., Westwood and Saturday from 9:45-10:45 am at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 4366 Bridgetown Rd. where Funeral Mass will be held at 11am. Burial to follow in church cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church (Bridgetown)  for full obit check  Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 15, 2017.       

ebrass - Posted 11/20/2017 09:08AM

REINERT, WILMA KAY (RUMPKE), age 79, passed away on November 14, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Wilma was the daughter of the late William and Catherine Rumpke. Beloved wife of William E. Reinert for 60 years. Dear mother of William L. (Mary) Reinert, Cathy (John) Visse, Cheryl (Robert) Mahoney, and Missy (Brendan) Burns ’82. Loving grandmother of Nicole (Garry) Fender, Mark (Jason) Scherer ’04, Robert (Mari) Mahoney ’04, Ryan (Tyra) Scherer, Brittany (Brendan) Hader, William L. Jr., Brendan Burns ’09, Lindsey (Joey) Schoenlaub, Danielle Reinert, Amy Burns, Ben (Alayzia) Scherer, Bradley J. Reinert, Ashley (fiancé Randy Keller) Mahoney, Timmy (fiancé Allie Bickel) Mahoney ’12, Amanda Burns, Leanne (Daron) Linderman, Patrick Burns ’16, Nicole Visse, Lexi Reinert, Abby Burns, and the late Kelly Mahoney. Great grandmother of Kyra Parisey, Bobby and Lincoln Mahoney, Kaylie Hader, Brynn and Brady Scherer, Adelynn Mahoney, and Aden Keller. Sister to Claire (the late Walter) Stepaniak, William (Bonnie) Rumpke, and the late Lois (Edward) Rosselot. Sister-in-law to Genie and Edward Reinert. Wilma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Visitation will be held at Charles C. Young Funeral Home, 4032 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross, OH on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 5-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Dry Ridge, 5361 Dry Ridge Road Cincinnati, OH 45252 on Saturday at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St # 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203. Condolences may be sent to and/or

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 16, 2017.

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