Cleveland Heights couple remembered by their pastor

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

The couple were found dead in their home on East Monmouth Road in Cleveland Heights on Nov. 8. The cause of the death was ruled accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

A funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 16 at Church of the Savior.

The couple's son Dan lives in Shaker Heights with his wife, Courtney, and their children Ben and Megan. The Lindsay's 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 said he has known the family since 1998, when he took over as pastor at the church. The Lindsays were active in the church and attended services regularly. He recalled that the family would snowblow the sidewalk from their house to the church in the winter. Their children Dan and Gillian were both married at the church.

Greg and Elise Lindsay 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 7:18 PM, 11.29.2012