Homeless Memorial

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NEOCH organizes the Annual Homeless Memorial Day sometime near the first day of winter typically in cooperation with a local religious organization.  We read the names of those who have passed away over the last year with a candlelight vigil and a moment to remember those individuals.  We collect the names by issuing a call to all homeless service providers asking for names of clients, friends, or acquaintances who passed away.  We do not list the names associated with a specific provider, and we do not retain this information.  These individuals have some previous experience with homelessness, but may not have been homeless when they passed.  We also do not verify their deaths with the County Coroner.  For definitive information about those who have passed away, you must contact one of the area medical examiners/ coroners.  We are trying to provide some dignity and respect who are often forgotten by our society.  Most of these individuals do not get a ceremony or a funeral.  This may be the only time in the year that people remember these individuals. 

 

We Remember Those Who Passed Away

2017 Names

Bob Beeler, Peggy Bellini, Mark Blakely, Ed Blatnick, Roger Carte, Brian Clancy,  Mustafa Cosic, Lorraine Grier, Anthocy Dowery, Gerald Dykes, Candy Evans, Mike Farrish, James Flanagan, Terrell Graham, Victor Gray, Carlos Holman, Roy Howard, Jahpelemia Isreal, John Johnson, Harold Kight, Bob Kramer, Danny L., Joe Laclank, Carl Lewis Lawhorne, Donnie Lenteen, Minerva Lippett, Lamont Lyle, Chris Majjasie, Church Markly, Mark McCaulley, Melvin McCornell, George Melnich, Brian Minnich, Cawthorne Miree, Richard Pinson, Dustin Price, Melvin Phades, Wesley Robinette, Kelvin Rogers, Jamie Roman, Sheila Sanders, Bruce Stalla, Fred Sloane, Genessa Stokevech, Al Stone, Richard Travis, Gary Valentine, William Wetterau, Rickey Wilfod, Brandon Williams, Charlie (Catfish) Williams,  Antoinetter, Charles "Red",   Friends of the homeless: Janet Daley, Doris Mathis, Micheal Stoops, 

2016 Names

Eric Asazawa, Jason Bartle, Fred Bender, Diane Bivins, Sierra Bunting, Antonio Carter, Rhonda Cobb, Ana Cordova, Jason Corlette, Brittney Cummings, Chuck Daley, James Dawson, Celeste DiCillo, Nicholas DiCillo, Robert Divic, Samantha Dixon, Robert Dodge, John Engle, Glenn Evans, Anthony Farkas, Anthony Fende, Raymond Free, Chas from St. Augustine, Josh Gfell, Damaris Gonzalez, Michael Graham, Nancy Graham, Davy Grayzanic, Forest Hayes, Claudius Henry, Matt Hetzel, Christine Hewell, Derek Hollingsworth, Zellida Jackson, James Jelenic, John “JJ” Johnson, Kevin Kaprowski, Steve Kittle, Jeffrey Koren, John Kurdyk, Michael Lafratta, Michael Lewis, Matthew Litvin, David Lovejoy, Greg Lubeki, Cat Eyes (only known as), John Q (only known as), Sarah (no last name provided), John Marshall, Margaret McDounough, Elizabeth Mechanics, Victor Mitchell, Oren Momorin, Maureen Murdock, Shawn Muscatello, Melvin Nathan, Bertrum Parks, Bradley Parro, Danny Payne, William Perry, Denise Preucel, Michael Queener, Edward Reese, James Reilly, John Richardson, Joe Riley, Lola Robinson, Ashley Robinson, Brian Roll, Fulton Rose, Anthony Santasousa, Sam Scruggs, Amy Sender, Brenda Simpson, Kim Smith, Sam Spino, Alfred Stroud, Wendi Swartz, Destiny Taliaferro, Joyce Taylor, Yarbro Teamer III, Keith Toland, Ernesto Torres, Alabama Jim Vito, Franklin Watson, Anthony West, Cheryle Wharton, Gregory Williams, Tamara Williams-Saffold, Anthony Woods, Reggie Woods (died 2015), Regina Wynn, George Yarbrough, 
Friends of the Homeless: Sue DiNardo

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2015 Names

Homeless People: Abdullah, Clarence Atkins, Donald Baker, Kenneth Ball, Mike Bennett, Tim Blevins, Fred Bognar, Eugene Boyd, Mike Brannon, Justin Brewer, Eric Brown, Kathleen Burgan, Richard Carter, Jerry Clayton, Richard Clements, Harold Collins, Everett Corrales, Paul Crayton, Joseph Crutchfield, Garfield Daily, Robert Darway, Anthony Donegan, Timothy Emory, Vickie Fann, Noah Gibson, Shannon Gray, Calvin Griffin, Kavon Griffin, Michael Harper, Dale Hill, Anthony Hines, Terrell Howard, Anthony Irvin, Marc J, James Kapusi, Jim Kelly, Joseph Kennedy, Vivian King, Brian Lawrence, Lanny Leatherman, Ronald McQueen, Melvin Moore, David “Wiggles” Moss, Michael Murray, Bob Newton, Drew P, Tammy Pedrick, BJ Pritchert, Bert Reccord, Craig Reynolds, Anthony Rich, Joe Roddy, Kevin Rogers, Keith Slusher, Donald Stalla, Ryan Styles, John Sullivan, Frank Taylor, Ben the Veteran, Mary Jo Trocano, Kyle Walker, Andrea Weekly, John Wilkerson, Paul Willis, Anonymous Youth, Michael Zamborsky, Loren Michael Zbitniewski, Big Mo (Maurice), Della

2014 Names

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Homeless People: Grover Anderson, Leigh Banks, Charles Beard, Shawn Black, Terrence Blair, Alfonzo Bradfield, Ralph Brandon, Marcus Brooks, Vanessa Canfield, Justin Coleman, Michaela Diemer, Laura Douglas, Lanny Guillion, William “Billy” Henry III, Pedro Hermayen, Ronald Jarvis, Aaron Jones, “Big“ Eric Jones, William Kluter, Melvin Lewis, Sybil Linder, Eric McGrew, James McQueen, Richard Morrison, Phillip O’Connor, Marilyn Owens, Elias Pedro, Matt Puzder, Khalil Reynolds, Antwan Smith, Paul Stafford, George Sterling, Gary Stefanski, James Tanner, Brenda Walker, Demetrius Watkins, Leonard Williams, William Young, Ayesha, Noah, Stan
Friends of the Homeless: Patricia Burgess, Margaret Conway, Mickey Drotar, Ruth Fiala, Brent Forsythe, Tom Hoskin (Aggie’s husband), Kathy Kelley, Merdine Morris, Donna Kelly Rego, Joe Schager, Jim Skerl, Sharon Thomas   

2013 Names

Homeless People: Carl Acoff, Paul Juriga, John “Sonny” Barber, Ronnie Linville, Marlene Bauer, Michael Linton, Davonte Beard, John Lorman, Ronald Betha, Bob Milan, Mike Bergants, Stephanie Muhammad, Amy Berger, George North, Walter Blaylock, Rob Nichols, Darryl Bradley, Paul Popka, Ronald Burdick, Akil Jerry Ranzy, Kaim Burns, Michael Razek, Thomas Carr, Michelle Ruffin, Ernest Carroll, Linda Schoger, Greg Cerny, Shawn Somoles, Harold Clark, Daniel Soto, Steven Clark, Rolf Staub, Albert Dawson, Niles Tuttle, Angela Deskins, Frankie Underwood, Rebecca Dickson, Phillip Walker Jr., Elizabeth Egizio, Demetrius “Rick” Watkins, Michael Ellis, David Whitlock, Andrew Elmore, Nadia Williams, Justin Givens, Frank Williams, Stephanie Greer, Angela Keith Wolf, Charlie Hamilton, Steve Younger, Matthew Huffman, Charles Johnson
Friends of the Homeless: Joshua Kanary, Jimmy Oravec, Fr. Paul Ritz

2012 Names

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Homeless People: Doug Adkins, Basilo Artino, Gene Baisden, Danny Briggs, Larry Buford, Kevin Bullock, Venus Burts, Alexander Capeles, Derrick Champe, Bruce Charles, Laura Christianson, Wally Coatam, John Corby, Dale Cunningham, Robert Dumas, Paul Ferko, Tony Franklin, Greg Glover, Leonard Graceffo, Earl Hackney, Mike Haluska, Essie Harris, John Helmar, James Henderson, Petro Hernandez, Patricia Jackson, Anduel L Jackson, Melvin Jackson Jr., Delicia Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Carlos Johnson, AJ Johnson, Kevin Kallenborn, Charles Kidd, Monitique Kotecki, Linda Lehman, Lamont MacCannon, Tyrone Madden, Henry McCall, Pat Montecalvo, Scott Muser, Phillip Obhof, Lawrence Oliver, James O'Neal, Michael Raabe, Melvin Raines, Johnny Randall, Jonathan Randolph, Mark Read, Toya Reynolds, Domingo Rivera, Thomas Rogins, Mike Rubal, Timothy Russell, Robert Schmidt, James See, Andre Shopshire, Lamona Simmons, David Simmons, Kevin Simpkins, Sandy Smith, Lavelle Smith, Mitch Sneed, James Spence, Robert Stevens, Tony Thomas, Carl Watkins, Jecry Weiss, Kenneth Williams, Malissa Williams, Gloria Wilson, Robert Young, Slawomic Yszynski, Jimmy, Dwight
Friends of Homeless People: Wally from West Side Catholic

2011 Names

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Homeless People: Tommy Atkinson, Bobby B, Joseph Barnett, Gary Bolten, William Bowdry, Maurice Brent, David Burkes, John Carlyle, Robin Carter, John Cicero, Jason Collins, Ed Cox, Bobby Crabtree, Brian Cushner, Ariel Delgado, James Hartman, Bobby Henderson, Kevin Holdsworth, James Johnson, Chico "Jose", Joseph Kopp, Virginia LeCato, Twila Legg, Leroy Lewis, James Lloyd, Lorenzo Longshaw, Robert Marsh, James Mitchell, Robert Moore, Richard Neil, Victor Nieves, Clarence Patterson, Lee Patton, William Reynolds, Renaldo Rias, Daniel Rose, Umber Samular, Alonzo "Sonny" Taylor, Ronald Tidwell, Mike Truskowski, Greg Truthan, Hung Van Dang, Brian Vaughn, Randy Vertocnile, Robert Williams, Jerome Willis, Debra Woody, Jacinto Wright, Jerry Wyse
Friends of the Homeless: Ken Hughes, Gloria Poindexter, Dana Budzinski, John Carlson

2010 Names

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Homeless People: Evgeni Asanbaev, Willie Banks, Stephen Bing, Robert Bivens, Albert Borally, Michael Brown, Gains Buttry or “Al” aka “Snake”, Landis Cotton, Otis Lee Crupps, Gary Dailey, Sam Dearing, Debbie, Jason Dieckman, Joseph Downey, James Evans, Michael Evans, Jeffrey Gaddis, Alexandria Hamilton, Paula Hoggies, Charles Hough, Shaolin Hubbs, Raymond Ice, Delisha Johnson, Austin Jones, David Jones, Tyrone King, Lemon, Myra Lockett, Robert Moncrief, Raymond Moore, Carlos Mora, Anthony Owens, Robin, Carl Salupo, Twila Sautermill, Jermaine Short, Gloria Smith, Richard Sparks, Donnie Swanson, Teresa Song, Bob Tang, Tammie Taylor, Sonia Thompson, Christina Toshiba, Tina, Tony, Gary Waterbeck, Grant Willard, Denise Williams, Sarah Williams

2009 Names

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Homeless People: Anonymous, Andrew Bankey, James Bennett, John Bozich, Orlando Burns, Lawrence Byrd, Tonia Carmichael, Brian Chalmers, Joe Clark, Nancy Cobbs, Tishana Culver, Gary Daly aka Battlecat, Twyla Dean, Crystal Dozier, Telacia Fortson, Linda Gozelinchick, Alvah Grays, Leslie Green, Nate Hairston, Kenny Hayes, Doug Haynes, Aaron Holland, Amelda Hunter, Dina Jackson, Lisa Jockel, Timothy Johnson, Lisa Johnston, Ken Klingbiel, Leshanda Long, Willie Maddox, Michelle Mason, Jack Mulhall, Christopher Perkins, Lemmet Pinkard, Jr., Manuel Rivera, Dustin Rose, Dean Smith, Farooh Smith, Kim Yvette Smith, Mary Spriggs, George Sterling, Diane Synkowitz, Leonard Thornton, Raymond Vivier, Janice Webb, Nathaniel Wheeler, Chuck Whitlock

2008 Names

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Homeless People: Olu Akintunde, Anonymous, Charles D. Anderson, John Andresh, Ronald Armstrong, Cliff Barnhart, Rosemary Battle, Terry Beachman, Paul Bianco, Jacob Bobrowski, Robert Cherney, James Cofield, Ralph Duhan, Robert Eady, Barney Elias, Carol Fergus, Larry Gahan, Jacinda Glover, Carol Good (male), Jack Hanrahan, Jesse Harris, Gary Hubbard, James King Jr., Joseph Irby, Thomas Jackson, Perry Kucinich, Rufuss Lenard, Mariam Lozada, Craig Lucas, Marnie Macon, Marion McWilliams, Thomas Milo, Robert Morgan, Bruce Morris, Mary Murphy, Melvin Nance, Robert Okragley, Donald O’Neal, John Pickell, Stanley Pieck, Mark Pirtle, Thomas Rapose, Barbara Rossi, Calvin Sledge, Jeff Stoudemire, Lois Swaysland, Wayne Anthony Tyler, Anthony Waters, William Whalen

2007 Names

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Homeless People: Eric Allen, Kim Allen, Roberta Allen, Ronald Armstrong, Ellis Babington, George Blackwell, Jacqueline Bonner, Ladrica Brown, Henry Casey, Debbie, Angelo Drake, Christie East, Tyrone Finch, Lisa Giaco, Nathaniel Haynes, Jimmy Heath of Cincinnati, Natasha Hodo, Richard Homioa, Linda Fafe Kirk, Aaron Lewis, Mark Magwood, Brock Nauguton, Shawn Noe, Melody Palms, Noberto Petrie, William Ramos-Roman, Dale Svancara, Elliott Wallace, Mary Wallace, Lance Wimbs

2006 Names

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Homeless People: Booker, Eric, Glenn, Philip Archambault, Dixie Blankenship, Odie Buktom, Tyrome Fink, Ralph Hardy, Tom Keating, Michael Lipscomb, Ron Mattis, Paul Miller, Brian Penn, Joe Rizzo, John Sakacsi, Tim Sharpe, Robert Weems, Alonzo Williams, Crystal, Eyva, Patrick, John Bassett, Homer Blue, Eugene Drake, Roxxane Goins, Sam Jackson, Leon Love, Carlos Mendina, Fred Mayfield, Danny Moncrease, Tyrome Pittman, Terry Ross, Carmen Sanchez, Jonathan Toles, Ron Wilson

2005 Names

Homeless People: Robert Allen, Jerry Berry, Homer Blue, Odie Burton, Robert Cox, John Davis, Butch Edwards Allen Dorsey, Charles Fields, Howie Halle, Symeon Hurt, John Jones, Ken, James Lee, Sr., James “Rappy” Miller, Elizabeth Mosley, Sharon Nicholson, Robert Russell, Robert Stephens, Nigel Towsend, Scott Thompson, Booker T. Washington, Alonzo Williams, Greg Armstrong, George “Bubby” Blackwell, La Dreicca  Brown, David Clayton, Henry Williams Davis, Jonathan Dolman, Steve Enquort, Edward Gray, Tony Hudson, Dennis James, Mr. Karl, Frank Lawrence, Glenn Mitchell, Helen Mohmmed, Leo Woods, Rudy, Michael Smith, Florence Stevens, Mr. Thomas, Emily Timberlake, Robert Wesoloski, Cleveland Williams

2004 Names

*Homeless People: Mark Moore, Charles Wilson, Leonard Green, Charles Pugh, Latara Walters, John Robinson, Oliver James Jr., Layton Terry McCulley, Darlene Schwan Lambert, George C. Mahoney, Robert A. Cemes, Tracey Denign Patillo, Dontae Kaiser, Phillip Lewis Johnson, Willie Smith Jr., Robert Cox, Bobby Alexander, Joyce Mullins, Mike from St. Patrick, Bruce of St. Patrick, Lee Woods, Sammy Ford, Charles Wilson, Bob Evans, Edward Buselon, Tim Buzwell, Charles Parker, Mark Moore, Theartis Miller, Al Young, Gary Mianko, Willie Smith, Frank Stelarski, William, Evelyn, Julio Medina, Lalya Medina
*There were 10 individuals who died and were not identified by the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s office. There were also two friends of homeless people.

2003 Names

Homeless People: Angel, Ben Apaalategui, Keith Biebighauser, Paul Braski, Savetta Durrah, Victor Foley, Stanley Ford, Jimmy “The Preacher”, Wesley Jones, Tyrome Jordon, Eduardo Lauriano, Willie Newell, William Robinson, Elliot Worthy

2002 Names

Homeless People: Rodney Lucas, R. Jenkins, Slim, Al Young

2001 Names

Homeless People: Timothy John Brown, Johnny Davis, James Gratchen, Chris Herman, Preston Lee Ross, A Rameriez

2000 Names

Homeless People: No names recorded.

1999 Names

Homeless People: Boogie (1998), Mark Smith, Jerry Money, Susan Deo, Marilyn Baio, Sally Baio, Baby Huey, Douglas, Charles Gibson, Labaron Duane Stubbs