GENEVIEVE BISHILANY (nee Louis), age 89; beloved wife of the late William W.; loving mother of William (wife Denise), Celeste (Drehs) Sabol (husband Donald), Nayann Pazyniak (husband Timothy) and Bruce (wife Michelle); devoted grandmother of Jennifer, Alicia Schreiber (husband Ryan), William IV (fiancé Samantha Santora), Melissa Drehs (Joe Roper), Todd Drehs (wife Lauren), Brittany Gorman, (husband Jason), Cassidy and Timothy “TC” Pazyniak, Lily and great-grandmother of Dawson, Genevieve and Preston; cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (nee Sliman) Louis; dearest sister of Alice Morad and the late Lulu Slyman, Sophie Harry, Marie Aboussie and Lillian Ganim (husband Lorry); dear aunt and great aunt of many.
Genevieve helped found the Immaculate Conception Sodality Organization at St. Maron Catholic Church. She was a life-time member of the Lebanese-Syrian American Junior League, a tireless volunteer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fund-raising and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church. Genevieve worked for the Office of the Inspector of Naval Materials during World War II and later, as well as at National City Bank and then as a homemaker for many years. While Genevieve enjoyed reading, preparing Lebanese meals, and playing Wii bowling her greatest joy was found in her family, faith and friendships. Her family will fondly remember her as a kind, gentle, spiritual woman who was faithful to her God.
Contributions may be made in Genevieve’s memory to St Maron Building Fund, 7800 Brookside Rd, Independence, OH 44131.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Monday February 3, 2014 at 10 AM at St. Maron Catholic Church, 1245 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. Burial following at Knollwood Cemetery.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Genevieve at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) SUNDAY 1-5 and at ST. MARON CHURCH MONDAY MORNING 9:30 – 10 AM. Prayers of Incense at 4 PM.Print This Obituary & Condolences