Cleveland Heights couple is remembered at memorial service today

Gregory and Elise Lindsay were remembered by their church pastor, Charles Yoost, of Church of the Saviour in Cleveland Heights, as a “very loving, caring and giving people, who everyone felt well of and liked.”

The couple was found dead in their home on East Monmouth Road in Cleveland Heights on Nov. 8.

The cause of the death was carbon monoxide poisoning.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 16 at Church of the Savior, 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. The service will begin at 3 p.m.

The couple's son Dan lives in Shaker Heights with his wife Courtney, son Ben and daughter Megan. Their daughter Gillian lives in Chicago with her husband John, and their youngest daughter Dana lives in San Francisco.

“I was hoping it wasn’t true when I got the news, I couldn’t believe it,” said Yoost. “They were only 62, so young to die so suddenly.”

Yoost had known the family since 1998, when he took over as pastor at the church. While at the church, the couple was active and attended services regularly, Yoost said. He also remembered the way the family would snowblow the sidewalk from their house to the church in the winter. Dan and Gillian Lindsay were both married at the church.

Greg and Elise were high school sweethearts.

All three of their children attended Cleveland Heights-University Heights public schools. Elise was director of international student services at Case Western Reserve University, and Greg had retired from LTV Steel.

Simone Quartell

Simone Quartell, a Heights High graduate, is a student at Cleveland State University and a Heights Observer intern.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 2:40 PM, 11.16.2012