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Flora E. DeCrane

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On March 29, 2019 @ 5:09 pm In Obituaries,Willoughby Hills | 7 Comments

FLORA E. DECRANE (nee Friday) age 90, beloved wife for 69 years of Vincent; loving mother of Barbara Bumbacco (Edward), Peter, Donna Panzica (Timothy), Michael (Sandy), Melinda Capone (Chris), Melissa Gary (Brian), Joan Bova (Joseph) and Mary Jean Salinas (Carlos); devoted grandmother of 27 and great-grandmother of 20; cherished daughter of the late Charles and Abigail (nee Murray) Friday; dearest sister of Gloria Thielmann, Sally Martz (David), and the late Mary King, Charles, Peter, Margaret and Rosemarie Friday, and Joan Kirkham; dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and of many.

Flora was born on September 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and passed away on March 29, 2019. She was a resident of Richmond Heights for 2 years, previously Lyndhurst for 65 years. Flora was a parishioner of St. Clare Church where she was a member of St. Clare Parish Women’s Guild and St. Christopher Circle. She also belonged to many other organizations, including St. Mary’s Madeleva Society, Director of St. Mary’s College Parent Club, and Christ Child Society. Flora was also a thrift shop volunteer, volunteer for Little Sisters of the Poor, and an active neighborhood solicitor for various charities. She was also a Regina High School “Legacy Gala” honoree in 2003. Flora was in the Potpurrie Garden Club and the 1st Friday Club. She graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1947 and from St. Mary’s College in 1951. Flora was a proud homemaker and loved to sew, knit, and make quilts in her free time. She cherished the time spent with her kids and grandchildren. Flora was private, stoic, strong, and giving. She was generous and devoted to her husband, faith, and family. Flora was social, friendly, quiet, gentle, and always led by example. She will be dearly missed by all.

Contributions may be made in memory of Flora to St. Clare Church, 5659 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, OH 44124 or to Christ Child Society of Cleveland, 7901 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102.

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Clare Catholic Church. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Flora at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY 4-8 PM. Online obituary, guestbook, & order flowers at www.DeJohnCares.com.

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Condolence from David Thielemann on March 31st, 2019 3:50 pm

DeCrane Family
We are sorry for your loss.
We made a donation in Aunt Flo’s name for the St.Clare Catholic Church school.
Thielemann Family

Condolence from Patricia Maninos on April 1st, 2019 8:18 am

So sorry for your loss—-What a remarkable lady ! Such a kind and loving lady. She will be missed by all. Great write-up on her life and legacy.

Condolence from Carrie and Peter Apostle on April 1st, 2019 12:21 pm

DeCrane family, dearest friends Barb and Ed, what a wonderful matriarch you have had, and now will treasure, for your lifetimes. Being only with your family for ever so short a time, it was all the time we needed to inhale the love ever so present from your anchors that you so affectionately call mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, great grandma and great grandpa. God bless your journeys. Love, prayers and angels, Carrie and Peter Apostle from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario

Condolence from Dena esteva on April 1st, 2019 8:23 pm

She sounds like a beautiful woman (not surprised Joan you are a product of her love) her memories will live with you..so sorry for your loss, a mother is a special angel for those left behind. Love and prayers to you and your family

Condolence from Stephanie Horiuchi on April 4th, 2019 11:08 pm

We are very saddened by the loss of out Aunt Flo. I have wonderful memories of her, including her kind and beautiful smile. She was a very special person who will be missed by many. With love, Stephanie and Glenn Horiuchi

Condolence from Jean Friday on April 4th, 2019 12:41 pm

We were so saddened to hear that your dear Flo has passed away. She was such a kind, gentle soul, a devoted spouse, mother and grandmother to you all and a dear friend. sister-in-law, and aunt to us. You are in our prayers. Love,
Jean, Don, Carolyn and Jan

Condolence from Sandra Costa on April 6th, 2019 9:58 am

I am so sorry for your loss, what a beautiful woman she was! What is remembered lives. ❤

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