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Deborah L. “Debbie” Kreuz

DEBORAH L. “DEBBIE” KREUZ (nee DECHELLIS) age 46, beloved wife for 20 years of Todd; loving mother of Katherine, Todd A. Jr “TJ,” Joseph, and William; cherished daughter of John and Barbara (nee Andrasik) DeChellis; dearest sister of Rebecca Salcius (husband Michael), Donald and Jeffrey DeChellis (wife Joanna); treasured daughter-in-law of Gary and Patricia (nee Whitlock) Kreuz, fond sister-in-law of Laurie and Scott Lee, and Valerie Supron;dear aunt, niece, cousin, and friend to many.

Debbie was born on October 29, 1972 in Cleveland and passed away on March 5, 2019. She was a resident of Chesterland for 46 years and a parishioner of St. Anselm Catholic Church where she taught PSR. Debbie was very active in her community, including West Geauga PTO, was a Cub Scout leader, Chesterland Historical Society Treasurer, and bookkeeper for several local organizations. She graduated from West Geauga High School in 1991 and earned her master’s degree in accounting at John Carroll University. Debbie proudly worked as a CPA for C & G Accounting. She was an avid reader and greatly enjoyed gardening and caring for others in her free time. Debbie enjoyed listening to classical and light rock music, but most importantly spending time with her children. She was intelligent, diligent, selfless, and hardworking. Debbie was a devoted mother, wife, daughter, and sister. She was friendly, and out going with a good sense of humor. Debbie will be dearly missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Debbie to the Huntington Bank Go Fund Me account Debbie Kreuz Benefit Fund.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet for a Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Anselm Catholic Church 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH 44026. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Debbie AT THE CHURCH, MONDAY MORNING 9-10:30 AM. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. For the short time that I knew her I found her to be sweet and caring and loving and a good friend. May she Rest In Peace.
    Linda Orzan- Darcy Anderson’s mother.

  2. Darcy Anderson

    May her memory always be for a blessing. Love you all!

  3. Todd and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing, you are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. Michele and Glen Springsteel

    Todd and family our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Glen and Michele Springsteel

  5. Todd – I’m so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing – you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Pam Leuty & Vince Fioritto

  6. cynthia jeffrey

    Dear Todd and family: My most heartfelt to condolences to all of you. You will be in my nearest thoughts and prayers. Cindy Jeffrey

  7. Tom and Mairyl Stapleton

    Todd and Family, our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Sending my condolences. I got to spend an afternoon with Debbie watching the kids in the Lindsey Play and enjoyed her company! Your family is in my thoughts.
    Jessica Malloy, Neal and Phoebe’s mom

  9. Traci Gucciardo

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May she Rest In Peace. She will be a very special Guardian Angel.
    The Gucciardo’s

  10. I cant tell you how sorry Kate and I are to hear of Debbie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. June & Paul DiPenti

    To Todd and Family. We are very sorry to hear about Debby. Our deepest thoughts and prayers to you and your family. She was a very strong and selfless person and she will be greatly missed.

  12. Michele Nickerson Zombory

    Todd and family thinking of you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    The Zombory’s (Nickerson’s)

  13. Joe is in my sons class and we are saddened by the news our Condolences to you and your family. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Bauer’s

  14. Our sincere condolences to Todd, children and the whole family. David, Julie and Jonathan Rash

  15. Marie Gagliardi

    Dear Todd and family, I am Marie, your neighbor, Tim Bakers sister. I met you and Debbie, at Tim and Becky’s house, a few times over the years. I had talked with Debbie a couple of times, and there was something very special about her. Her quiet kindness and sweet soul was so evident.
    Jesus must have wanted her now, for a reason we don’t understand. I know that leaves a hole here, with those who know and love her. I lost my mom, to cancer, when I was a teenager, I understand. I’m praying daily and constantly for you all. I’m so sorry, Marie Gagliardi.

  16. Todd, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Frustereo Family

    So sorry to hear about Debbie’s passing. Todd you and your family are in our prayers

  18. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Amans family

  19. Kellie Winters (Abla)

    I am just devastated to hear of her passing. Although we had grown apart over the years, I always considered her to be one of my best friends. Thinking of so many fond childhood memories brings me happiness and tears at the same time. She was such a kind and considerate person, always fun to be around. I miss her dearly and will keep her family in my thoughts and prayers always.

  20. Rich and Debbie Zukowski

    Todd and family- We are very sorry to hear about Debbie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  21. Dina & Scott Simpson

    Scott and I were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Debbie’s passing. We were classmates all through school and crossed paths many times after. Debbie was always sweet and kind. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Todd and family,
    Our prayers of peace and comfort to all of you. Please try and find comfort that your beautiful wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many is rejoicing happily in Heaven. Please draw strength on those who love,care and support you! We are sad with you!

  23. Shirley chambers

    Our thought and prayers are with the family at this time.
    May the peace of the Lord be with all of you.
    The Chambers family

  24. Todd & Family, Barb & Jack, please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your dear Debbie. You are all in my prayers.

  25. Todd!! We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family!
    Love, Michele&Ralph Smith

  26. Mike and Lisa Henry

    Todd and family, we are so sorry to hear this news. Praying for you and your family.

  27. My husband and I are deeply sorry for the entire family’s loss. There are no words that are sufficient, but we are keeping all of you in our prayers.

  28. Michael J. Parrish

    “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Michael J. Parrish
    Progressive Insurance

  29. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  30. So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  31. Terry and Connie Walrath

    Dear Todd, Gary, Patricia and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Do cherish the many wonderful memories of Debbie. Our prayers to all.

  32. Christine Arp-Elling

    I have such fond childhood memories of Debbie. She was my next door neighbor and friend, and I loved spending my childhood with her. My prayers and blessings go out to Debbie and her family.

  33. Karen M N Austin

    My sincere condolences to the Kreuz & DeChellis Families. No words can fill the void that Debbie’s passing have caused in your lives. Praying to our Almighty God that he provides each of you with the strength and positive thoughts/actions that Debbie demonstrated in her time as your Mother, Wife and Daughter! All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  34. Conni Lawrence

    To both the Dechellis and Kreuz families from Conni and Clay Lawrence. We are so deeply saddened to hear about Debbie. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  35. Lois Ann Reilly

    Dear Todd and Family,
    Please accept my sincere sympathy on Debbie’s passing. I am stunned with this news. I was so looking forward to seeing Debbie again this year with the annual taxes. Debbie was a lovely woman. My prayers go to you and your family.

  36. Keith and Sandy Maffitt

    Todd and Family:
    My deepest sympathy to each and all.
    God Bless

  37. Chuck and Mary Napolitano

    Thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this very difficult time.

  38. Thom & Cleone Scharfeld

    Scott, Katherine, Todd Jr, Joseph and William,
    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended families.

  39. Dear Pat and family,
    My heart aches for you in your loss. Treasure the memories. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

  40. Patti & Don Arebaugh

    You are in our prayers. Know that Debbie is in a better place.

  41. Mary Kay and Tom Eddy

    Debbie touched the lives of so many including ours on a variety of levels, in so many ways. She will be missed and we are so sorry for your loss.

  42. Todd, Katherine, TJ, Joe and William- We are so sorry for your loss. We feel lucky to have known Debbie, she was so welcoming to our family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Zulandt family
    Joe, Casey, Millie and Wes

  43. The Nolan Family

    Todd and family our deepest and sincere sympathy go out to you. May you and your family find peace and comfort over time.

  44. Theresa Sedlak - Hanslik

    Todd and family- I’m so sorry for your incredible loss. Words can never console you but please know that so many care and pray for you at this time.

  45. Todd, I sent you a,card. I am so very sorry of the passing of your BEAUTIFUL wife. If there is anything I can do for you, PLEASE let me know. I havr have been in Health CARE for 16 YEARS. I am so very sorry. LAURIE CATLIOTA FLESHER

  46. Jack and Susan Chapic

    Dear Jack and Barb; My heart was broken to hear that you lost your daughter. I know the angels in heaven will look after her. You and the whole family will be in our prayers. May you step forward with your grandchildren and love will help hold your family up.

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