North Olmsted, Ohio
March 26, 1953 – October 21, 2020
WILLIAM (Bill) LUTHER, age 67, passed away October 21, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife Dianne (nee Gabrenya), his sisters Colette Bender, Marie Glasow, Helen Tonsing, Jean Peters and the following deceased: Marian Smith and Carl (Bud) Luther. He is the son of the late Carl and Dorothy (nee Cozzens). Bill is loved by many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was a board member and held the position as Recording Secretary for the West Side Irish-American Club. He was a founding member of The McNeeley Library Foundation at the WSIA. In 2018, Bill was honored as “Man of the Year” for The WSIA for St. Patrick’s Day.
Bill attained his electrical engineering degree from Cleveland State University. After graduation he was Maintenance Engineer for Pioneer Mfg., then Plant Engineer and Safety Director for Abex Corp. Bill then worked for Ridge Tool Co. as the Division Facilities & Environmental Manager, whereby had responsibilities for environmental compliance and loss prevention at the company’s domestic & international locations.
In this capacity he traveled to operations in the U.S., Europe, China and Mexico. After retirement from Ridge Tool, Bill secured a position at RTA and was responsible for facilities & maintenance at the west-side rapid stations.
As a volunteer for the WSIA, Bill assisted in the maintenance of the building and grounds and was also involved with the Open Mic Night sessions. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and for his home parish, St. Clarence. Bill enjoyed working on home improvement projects and playing his guitar.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Village Project, 27378 W. Oviatt Road, Bay Village, OH 44140 or The McNeeley Library Foundation at the West Side Irish American Club, 8559 Jennings Rd., Olmsted Twp., OH 44138.
Obituary courtesy of Chamber’s Funeral Homes.
DEIRDRE K. HART
age 38, dearly beloved daughter of Mary B. (nee Mulloy) and the late Patrick R. Hart; sister of Conor Hart and Patrick Hart; granddaughter of the late Anne (nee O’Donnell) and Stephen L. Mulloy and Kathleen (nee Fitzpatrick) and Joseph E. Hart, Jr.; cherished niece of Joseph Hart (MaryAnn), Kathy Reniff (deceased) (Bill), Maureen McLaughlin (Tom, deceased), Michael Hart (deceased) (Marcia), Anthony Mulloy (Karen Curby), Stephen L. Mulloy, Jr. (Diane Gottschalk), Patrick Mulloy (Mary), John Mulloy, Thomas Mulloy (Maggie), Brendan Mulloy (Marjorie Snyder), T.J. Mulloy and Anne Hodge (Tim); beloved cousin and friend of many. Passed away unexpectedly November 16, 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116 for Tuition Assistance or Euclid Beach Cat Project, P.O. Box 200611, Cleveland, OH 44120. Deirdre gave the gift of life through organ donation.
Obituary courtesy of Chamber’s Funeral Homes.
On This Day in Irish History
7 December 1979 – Charles J. Haughey defeated George Colley to become leader of Fianna Fail; he was elected Taoiseach on 11 December.
8 December 1939 – James Galway, the ‘man with the golden flute,” was born in north Belfast, the son of a shipyard worker.
10 December 2009 – The Pope publicly apologized for the behavior of Irish priests who sexually abused children and then had their actions covered up after a damning report is published the previous month revealing that archbishops in Dublin had routinely hidden abuse for decades.
13 December 1955 – Grace Gifford Plunkett, Irish patriot, died. She famously married Joseph Plunkett hours before his execution in 1916 for his part in the Easter Rising.
21 December 1971 – Heinrich Boll, author of Irish Journal (1957) and Nobel Laureate (1972), born in Cologne.
22 December 1969 – Bernadette Devlin was sentenced to six months imprisonment for her activities during the Battle of Bogside.
22 December 1989 – Death of Samuel Beckett, playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1969).
27 December 1591 – Escape of Red Hugh O’Donnell from Dublin Castle, where he was imprisoned since his kidnapping in 1587 at the age of fifteen.
27 December 1904 – The original Abbey Theatre in Dublin opens with Yeats ‘ Baile’ s Strand and Lady Gregory’s Spreading the News.
29 December 1937 – The Constitution of Ireland comes into effect, drafted by Eamon De Valera.
Coming Next Month: January 2021
Bringing you the movers, shakers and music makers in our community each month.
Every Thursday: Irish Music Sundays @Plank Road, COVID permitting
Every Sunday @Gormley’s Pub
1st – iIrish Podcast 20 Drops at 5.pm.
3rd – Shamrock Club of Columbus General Meeting
11th – Ebulletin Arrives at 3:10 p.m.
Irish American Club East Side General Meeting
15th – iIrish Podcast 21 Drops at 5.pm.
18th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
21st – West Side Irish American Club General Meeting
25th – Ebulletin Arrives at 3:10 p.m.
29th – iIrish Podcast 22 Drops at 5.pm.