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Helen T. Cromling

Helen T. Cromling died on Tuesday, October 9, surrounded by fond memories of all the wonderful people who made her earth journey a pleasant one. Mom was born in Elyria, Ohio on May 17, 1929 to Anna and Gust Tsarones. She and dad were active members of the Elyria Playmakers where they met. Mom graduated from Elyria High School and Bowling Green State University. She married dad on May 17, 1952. Mom loved her books and worked at the Lyndhurst, Brush High School, and Mayfield Regional Libraries. She also loved baking and DeJohn Funeral Home, where dad worked, was the #1 beneficiary of her goods! Helen was a loving wife, mother, YiaYia, sister, aunt, cousin and friend and she will be missed by all. Mom was a lifelong member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She is survived by their daughter, Valerie, Grandsons Christopher Wilson (Emily), Eric Wilson (Victoria) and great-grandchildren, Isabella, Cole and Noah. Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 61 years, Bob, sister Joan Shives, and brothers Anthony, Angelo and James Tsarones. Per mom’s request there will be no services. Private family interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Elyria on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11 am. Mom resided at Hamlet Hills Atrium in Chagrin Falls, where she was lovingly cared for by the dedicated, wonderful ladies of Hospice of the Western Reserve and Home Instead Senior Care. Any donations to these organizations in mom’s name would be greatly appreciated. With love and fond memories, mom. I hope you and daddy are dancing again. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.

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  1. I love you, Aunt Helen. You were my wonderful, kind godmother, and you brought so much happiness to my childhood.
    I hope that you and Uncle Bob are together, holding hands, and watching over your beloved Valerie.

  2. Butch and Hollie Hallewell

    Our condolences to your family, Val. Your mom was a sweet lady. I can still see her and your dad in my memories at concerts or picnics at the house. She will be missed.

  3. Valerie,
    I will so miss my visits with your Mom. I loved sharing with her.
    She loved her family and her heritage. My deepest condolences to you and your sons.
    Memory Eternal

  4. Such a beautiful tribute! Helen was one of the people who welcomed me to my first-ever library position at Mayfield Regional. Her warmth and kindness remain with me. Wishing you peace and happy memories.

  5. Kimberlynn Timbers

    My heart is with you Aunt Helen. Thank you for all you have taught me through my 60+ years and for giving me my precious and perfect cousin Valerie. My life has been forever better for the life gifts you have shared with me. May your journey be all that you desired. We are with you. I love you.

  6. Grace Riedel Mannarino

    Valerie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Ìt is not ever easy to let our parents go. Prayers for you and your family.

  7. Joe and Denean Knight


    We are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and Mary and your family are in our prayers.
    Love always,
    Joe, Denean and Samantha

  8. Val, Chris and Eric and your families,
    Our family is so sorry for your loss! We always enjoyed seeing Helen! She always had a great smile and great to talk with! I know she really liked sending Larry hugs and kisses the most! ☺ We hope your memories will comfort you! She was a special lady who has a special daughter,Val! We love all of you! God Bless!

  9. Val,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. My prayers are with you, Mary and your family during this difficult time. Remember all the good times you had with her.

    Gerry Wilson

  10. Valerie,
    I knew your dad first because I sang with him in the St. Clare Chorale. He was wonderful, had a great voice, was always pleasant, and a good friend. I didn’t know until his funeral that he was awarded a Purple Heart when he was in the service. I was proud to have known him.
    As time went on, I met your mom and we clicked. I loved visiting with her because we had such interesting conversations about many different things. We especially got into heavy talks about Catholicism and why some things are the way they are. I last saw your mom at Christmas time last year. As I walked into the large room on the first floor, I spotted her at a table reading a newspaper. I walked up to her table and placed a dish of Christmas cookies I had baked in front of her. It was then that she looked up and saw me standing there. I gave her a hug and said Merry Christmas. Her face lit up and she reached for the cookies which she proceeded to eat as we talked. I will miss our visits and miss having a dear friend to bake for.
    May our heavenly Father bring you comfort and peace.

  11. Patricia C Ludwig

    Val, I was so sorry to see in the paper newa of your mom’s death. She had been on my mind. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Pat Ludwig

  12. So sorry to hear of her passing. She had recently left a message on our answering machine. She will be missed

  13. Sam and Libby Betounes

    We are so sorry to learn of Helen’s passing. She was always so warm and kind to us whenever we were together, which always seemed to be at a funeral.
    My husband, Sam, was the son of James Betounes. We were also friends of Jim Tsarones.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of a lovely lady.

  14. Your Mom was a lovely lady who was loved by all.
    She will be missed.

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