RIP Candace Elise Nichols

Candace Elise NicholsMemorial Service for  Evangelist Candace Elise Nichols. Services will be held at:

Mosswood Park Recreational Center
3612 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94609

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dress code is “Candace Inspired”

Born 30 January 1962

Died July 18 2014.

She has three children and four grandchildren.

She was living her dream of traveling and ministering abroad.

If you have any additional information, leave it in the comments.

John Cameron, Class of 1980 RIP

Paul Adler told me about this today. Sorry to add another fallen Tiger to the list:

John Cameron

John Cameron

Published in The Plain Dealer on July 14, 2013

“CAMERON JOHN M. CAMERON, age 51. Beloved father of Erin Marie and Sean Thomas and step-father of Samantha, T.J., Griffin and Halli Abood and Michel Baitt; dear step-grandfather of Delaney, Shepherd, Elijah, Keller, Aspen and Tommi; former husband of Lauren Sisson and Jo Anna Cameron. Funeral Services at a later date.
Please leave any memories in the comments.

Michael Alan Young, Class of 80 RIP

From Kenneth Rubin:
Michael Alan Young-Cleveland Hts High Grad Class of 1980–Passed away in April of 2011.
Any further info would be appreciated.

MICHAEL ALAN YOUNG, age 48, of Cleveland Hts., OH. Loving son of the late Alvin and Sabine Young; dear brother of Marilyn Y. Moore (Jeff) and Linda Colen (Jeffrey); uncle of Matt, Mike, Jeffrey, Justin and Kaitlyn. FRIENDS AND FAMILY MAY CALL AT BROWN-FORWARD, 17022 CHAGRIN BLVD., SHAKER HTS., OH 44120, FROM 6 – 8 P.M., ON MONDAY, APRIL 11. Private family interment, Knollwood Cemetery. –
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Sandy Kugelman, Cleveland Heights class of 1980, Obituary

Sandy Kugelman lost her battle with cancer.

SANDRA MARLI KUGELMAN, age 51, beloved daughter of Sylvia Kugelman and the late Walter Kugelman; dear sister of Ida Bergson (Howard), Harvey Kugelman (Karen Rubin-Kugelman); loving mother of Yoni, Eliana and Ezra Hankin; aunt, niece and cousin of many. Passed away December 6, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Family will receive visitors at the residence of Sylvia Kugelman, 2468 Windy Hill Drive, Pepper Pike, OH 44124 on Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12, between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, December 13 between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Donations may be made to

via SANDRA MARLI KUGELMAN Obituary: View SANDRA KUGELMAN’s Obituary by The Plain Dealer.

Susan (Innenberg) Roth RIP

We lost another classmate last, Sue Innenberg died after a year-long battle with a rare adrenal cancer.

From the Plain Dealer Obituary:

SUSAN I. (Innenberg) ROTH
ROTH SUSAN I. ROTH (nee Innenberg) beloved wife of David M. Loving mother of Jessica L. and Alex Roth. Cherished daughter of Rose (nee Klionsky) and the late Daniel Innenberg. Dear sister of Louis (Beth) Innenberg and sister-in-law of Linda Gagliano. Devoted daughter-in-law of Elaine and Daniel Roth and adored aunt of Brian, Kari, Robert, Steven, Emily and Stefani. Services will be held Wednesday, May 23 at 2PM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1985 S. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Heights. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the residence 3373 Belvoir Blvd., Beachwood, WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING SERVICES UNTIL 8PM, THURSDAY 1-5PM and 7-9PM, FRIDAY 1-4PM. Friends who wish may contribute to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, 27501 Science Park Dr., Beachwood, Ohio 44122.

via SUSAN I. (Innenberg) ROTH Obituary: View SUSAN ROTH’s Obituary by The Plain Dealer.

Bob Rosenbaum said this on facebook:

Sue was not much of a Facebooker, but she and her family did blog about the ordeal at the link below. (It’s password protected, but someone in the family is approving registrations). It’s sad, touching and wonderfully human. My deepest condolences go out to her family.

Here is the link:

As most of us turn 50, I’d like to add every time one of our class dies it makes our circle of friends a bit smaller. We should all make every attempt to connect with the people that are important to us- and say how much we appreciate them in our lives.
To the rest of the Class of 1980 at CHHS- thank you for the most amazing experiences growing up- the stories, the friendships- how we’ve spread out all over the country and yet are still connected.

Craig Baskin- RIP

I just got a note that, once again depresses me.

Dear Friends:
I am Donald Russell, Craig Baskin’s life partner.  I just wanted to share with all of you that Craig passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2011.  I had a tough time getting to his contact list, so thus the delay in sending this sad news.  If you would like to visit his remembrance website, please go to the link below.  Also, feel free to add an note in the book.  Craig will always live on in our memory and our hearts.
Peace be with all of you.
PS:  Craig’s artwork may also be seen at

For those of you who knew Craig well- you know we’ve lost a force in the world.

Rick Porrello, Class of 1980- and now Hollywood

Cheech and Chong did a bit about Santa Claus- as a musician- “yeah, I played with that dude”- well, many of us in the Class of 1980 played with Rick Porrello- who was the superstar drummer- and now is the Lyndhurst police Chief- and the writer behind the coming movie “The Irishman”

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

The film stars Irish actor Ray Stevenson as Greene, Vincent D’Onofrio as Nardi, Paul Sorvino as mob boss Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, Val Kilmer as a Cleveland detective, and in a stroke of inspired casting, Oscar-winner Christopher Walken playing Birns.

it is based on the book “To Kill the Irishman: The War that Crippled the Mafia” by Lyndhurst Police Chief Rick Porrello. A new edition of the book will also hit stores next March….

Porrello, who grew up in Cleveland Heights, had his own colorful past. He toured the world as a drummer for Sammy Davis Jr., and later became an author with the book “The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia,” which featured his own grandfather and great-uncles as players in the bootleg wars of the 1920s and 1930s.

But Porrello was also a kid who longed to be a cop, ever since his parents gave him a police scanner for Christmas when he was 10. His day job for the past 22 years has been on the Lyndhurst police force.”

As Reid pitched his movie dreams in Los Angeles, Porrello waited. And waited.

“There were times when I was on the road on the midnight shift, I’d go sit on that spot where Danny was killed and have coffee and I’d wonder, ‘Will that movie ever get made? Will they be filming right here in this parking lot?’ ”

via Cleveland gangster Danny Greene’s explosive life captured in ‘The Irishman’ and two docs |