Caroline (Sidoti) Kist was born September 1, 1930 in Cleveland. She lived there until she moved to Maple Heights and there met her beloved husband, Richard. They were married in 1958 and moved to Kirtland, where she lived for the rest of her life.
Caroline worked as a keypunch operator for 10 years at Garland Paint Company before her marriage. While her children were growing up, she was active as a room mother at their school and worked as a volunteer in the library in the Kirtland school system. She worked for many years as a school bus aid for handicapped children on the East Shore School Bus System.
She loved music, especially piano concertos. She loved to sing. She sang for almost 30 years in the choir at Divine Word Catholic Church of Kirtland, where she also served as the choir librarian for almost 15 years. She loved to travel when she could, especially to visit family and friends in Florida.
She leaves behind her cherished children Karen Full (husband James), and Keith Kist, special nieces and nephews, Linda Sintic, Dorene Sintic (son Thomas), Richard Sintic (wife Joanne,) Helen Greene (husband Steve), Linda Minotas (husband Dick), her special cousins, Marge Kist, Helene Veloski, Sister Helen Louise Kist SND, and the many fine neighbors of Hidden Valley Drive who looked after her needs in her later years.
Contributions may be made in memory of Caroline to Gentiva Hospice, 4401 Rockside Rd #214, Independence, OH 44131. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 17, 2023, at Divine Word Catholic Church, 8100 Eagle Rd, Willoughby, OH 44094 at 10 AM. Burial following at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Caroline at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) THURSDAY 4-7 PM.Print This Obituary & Condolences