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The Great/Honest Jim, Age 87 (Retired Cleveland Firefighter). Beloved husband of the late Claudette Jeanne (nee Bairt); father of Eileen Mangan Stull, Michael Mangan (Debbie), Peggie DeMarco (Lou), Colleen Wallenhorst (John), Sheamas Mangan (Catherine), Patrick Mangan (Marianne) and Maura Mangan Wyrock (Tom); step-father of Jack Trethewey (Dawn) and Mark Trethewey (Lucy); grandfather of 21; great grandfather of 8; brother of Thomas Ledvina (Pat) and Tim Ledvina (Diane) (both deceased). Former husband of the late Mary Clare (nee McManamon); uncle and friend to many. U.S. Navy Veteran. Member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 59 years. Passed away Friday, March 15, 2019.

FRIENDS MAY CALL IN THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) MONDAY 3-8 P.M. and Tuesday at the Church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass.

Funeral Mass St. Mel Church, 14436 Triskett Road, Cleveland Tuesday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH).

Private Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH.


Robert Kollar, Sr.

-age 73, of Brunswick, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Southwest General Hospital, Middleburg Heights. He was born on June 30, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Andrew and Mary (nee Proze) Kollar.

Bob served in the U.S.Army during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in 1967-1968. He was employed as a Cleveland fireman for 33 years, retiring in 2006. He was a member of the Brunswick VFW #9520, the Medina VFW # 5137, and I.A.F.F. Local #93.

He enjoyed golfing, carpentry, and being a handyman. Bob was devoted to his sibling’s care and wouldn’t hesitate to drop what he was doing to help others. He was a “father figure” and “mentor” to many people with his special ways of kindness.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Valerie (nee Wilson); dear children, Robert (Julie) Kollar, Jr., Todd Kollar, Gene Wilson, Janelle (Andrew) Martovitz, Nichole (Leon) Rudkowski; brother, John (Jan) Kollar; cherished grandchildren, Ethan, Trenton, Andrew Jr, Noah, Leo; sister-in-law, Diane Kollar; beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews; and his special friends, Jerry, Mike, Tom, and his golfing buddies.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Andrew, Mary, Anna, Marge, Millie, William, and Betty.

The family will receive friends for Bob on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 1:00-3:00PM and 5:00-8:00PM at Carlson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1642 Pearl Road, (1/2 mile south of Route 303) Brunswick.


A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 20th, at 11:00AM at the funeral home, with Fr. Joseph O’Donald, officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, Ohio at 12:30PM.

The family suggests contributions in Bob’s memory be made to: Wounded Warriors, 301 Grant Street, Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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left this world on January 6th to be reunited with his lovely wife Nancy who sadly passed away last year. Fred was a devoted husband, father and grand- father. He leaves behind three children, Debbie, Russell, an Kathy. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grand children. He was a Cleveland Firefighter rising to the rank of Assistant-Chief before his retirement. Fred loved the outdoors, travel, and his church. He is preceded in death by his Father Russell, his Mother Delores and his brother Robert. Services will be held Saturday January 12th at 11:00 am at Emanuel Church of Christ, 6656 Center Road, Valley City, Ohio 44280


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