Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Lammers dies of cancer

Bill Lammers, a  veteran of the news desk, was a good guy. His knowledge of music, pens, Fiesta, and technology was extra ordinary. His PD friends will miss him.  There were no public services but an outpouring of eulogies on Facebook.

From the Sandusky Register:

Walter William “Bill” Lammers, 60, of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, surrounded by his family at the end of a brave fight against cancer.
     Bill was a devoted husband and father. The joys of his life were his wife Nancy, daughters Sarah and Christina, and being “Paw Paw” to Logan and Austin. 
     He is survived by Nancy; daughters, Sarah (Umberto) Barbera of Mentor, Ohio, and Christina Curley (fiancĂ© David Beers) of Athens, Ohio; two grandchildren, Logan and Austin; brothers, Guy (Linda) Lammers of Maumee, Ohio, John (Cindy) Lammers of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Pete (Sueann) Lammers of Danbury; as well as nephew, Kirk Lammers of Westlake, Ohio; and nieces, Jackie (Nick) Savage of Delta, Ohio, and Kaylee and Lauren Lammers of Baldwinsville.
     Bill was the son of Walter R. “Sonny” and Joyce Lammers, of Danbury, who preceded him in death.
     He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1978, and spent a career in the newspaper business, first as a reporter and then as an editor.
     At a series of newspapers Bill earned a reputation as a smart, creative, fast, reliable editor with a low tolerance for nonsense. At the time of his death he was an editor at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, where he edited stories, designed pages, and wrote about music and technology for nearly 30 years.
     Bill had a curious mind with a passion for movies, history, cooking, technology and, especially, music.
     Private services were held.
     If desired, memorials for Bill can be made to Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, Ohio, or an organization of the donor’s choice.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Helen Cullinan services

Memorial services for former art critic Helen Cullinan will be
be held Saturday, June 24, at noon, in the lecture hall at the Art 
Museum. She died in early May at age 86.
She is survived by her son Thomas , sister Jean House and nieces and nephews.  There was only a death 
notice in The PD.  Condolences at www.mahermelbourne.com

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Bob Long died March 19, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Robert M. Long, a former Plain Dealer executive who helped steer the company through some of its most successful and its most challenging times, died Sunday in Cleveland Clinic. He was 73 and a resident of Westlake.
Here’s the link to his obit on Cleveland. com

April brings lunch April 28

PD Editorial Retirees & Expatriates
Casual unstructured lunch troupe
Gather for lunch on the last Fridays of January,
April, July and October
Spouses and guests always welcome

NEXT LUNCHEON: Noon, Friday, April 28, 2017

PLACE: Der Braumeinster, 13040 Lorain Avenue ( on the corner of W. 130 & Lorain). Park behind restaurant or across the street in the CVS lot away from their door.

MENU: May order from the menu. view the menu at http://derbrau.com/.

RSVP by Tuesday, April 25.

Jo Ann Pallant (440) 734-1923 or email japallant@sbcglobal.net
or Janet French (216) 221-2318 or email jabfr519@cox.net

Friday, January 06, 2017

The new year’s first alumni lunch

PD Editorial Retirees & Expatriates
Casual unstructured lunch troupe
Gather for lunch on the last Fridays of January,
April, July and October
Spouses and guests always welcome

NEXT LUNCHEON: 12:30 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2017

PLACE: Nighttown, 12383 Cedar Rd., Cleveland. The parking lot is entered from the back and you have to pay with quarters.

We will assemble on the heated patio and order from the menu.

RSVP by Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
Janet French (216) 221-2318 or email jabfr519@cox.net

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Van Dillard? Dead or Alive?

We got this email from a Canadian:
I’m a retired journalism prof in Ottawa. I am trying to locate biographical information about Van Dillard, a photographer with the Cleveland Press before its demise, and the first black journalist at a Cleveland daily newspaper. 
I knew Van briefly in the summer 1968 when I was a student intern at the Press. We worked on some assignments together. I would be delighted to know where he ended up when the Press closed. If he is still alive he would be pushing 80, I would think.
It occurred to me someone at the PD might be able to help me. And maybe a post to your PD alumni blog might stir some memories. I am working on a project about black photographers in the 1960s who were pioneers and chronicled the US civil rights movement.
Thank you for your consideration of this request.
Jeff Sallot

613 824-6401

Jeff Sallot
Mobile in Canada 613 668-6412
Website: reportinglab.com

If anyone knows anything, give him a call.  or email.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Two PD veterans die

Harry Stainer, 86, and Jake Rosenheim, 80, both died recently. Harry was a  long time reporter. He     used to work on Saturdays and would come up scoops from Mayor Perk.  Jake had been a copy editor, makeup editor,  and promotion direction .

Here are the death notices from The Plain Dealer.

Jake Rosenheim: age 80, beloved husband of Virginia (nee Sihto) for 59 years. Loving father of Maureen Schoen and Claudia Anastasopoulos (George). Dear grandfather of Amanda Schoen Williams (Drake), Joshua Schoen and Gabriella, Alexandria and Leo Anastasopoulos. Brother of the late Sidney Barger and uncle to Jeffrey and Janet Barger. Jake was born in Cleveland, Ohio, attended East High School and went to Fenn College before graduating from Cleveland State University. He worked for the Plain Dealer in the sports department, promotions director and finished his career as the IT coordinator. Jake was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and attended the 1948 World Series with his mother and enjoyed going to games this past year and the run to the World Series. Memorial service to be held Saturday, November 19 at 3:00 pm at St. Barnabas Church, 29230 Wolf Rd, Bay Village. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 4500 Rockside Road, Suite 440, Independence, 44131 or National Kidney Foundation , P.O. Box 40544, Bay Village, 44140.

Harry Stainer: Age 86, passed away November 2, 2016 in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He was born March 21, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Stainer was an investigative reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He also helped to plant forests in Idaho. He was a very avid gardener who had extensive gardens in Ohio. In recent years he spent his time with family and friends growing fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers in Massachusetts. Survivors are his daughter, Abigail (Peter) Thomsen; step-grandson, Matthew Thomsen; niece and nephew, Louise (Stephen Gleicher) Unell and Alan (Vokouhi) Unell, his cherished care-giver, June Jenkins, and his beloved cat, Nickle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth and parents, Rebecca and Abraham Stainer. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Mentor Cemetery, in Section 22. Arrangements entrusted to the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research . Please offer condolences at www.brunners.co
Published in The Plain Dealer from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2016

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Next Alumni lunch Oct.28

PD Editorial Retirees & Expatriates
Casual unstructured lunch troupe
Gather for lunch on the last Fridays of January,
April, July and October
Spouses and guests always welcome

NEXT LUNCHEON: Noon, Friday, October 28, 2016

PLACE: Market Garden Brewery, 1947 West 25 Street, Cleveland. Parking behind restaurant.

MENU: Can order from the menu with separate checks.
RSVP by Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
Jo Ann Pallant (440) 734-1923 or email japallant@sbcglobal.net
or Janet French (216) 221-2318 or email jabfr519@cox.net