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Jeff Pitrone

JEFF PITRONE age 69, beloved husband for 43 years of Gayle (nee Haddad); loving father of Patrick (wife Colleen) and Jessica Jais (husband Aaron); devoted Papa of James, Sean, Lucy and Henry; cherished son of the late Peter and Mollie (nee McGrath); dearest brother of Michael “Mac” (wife Jeannie), Russell “Rusty” (wife Jerrie), Mark (wife Deborah) and Ellen Pitrone (husband Larry Dennis); treasured son-in-law of the late James and Geraldine Haddad; dearest brother-in-law of Jamey and Mary Kay Haddad, Ginger and Peter Lamb; dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend of many.

Jeff was born on March 24, 1948 in Cleveland and passed away on October 10, 2017. He was a resident of Mayfield Village for 29 years, formerly of Willoughby Hills. Jeff was a member of Mayfield Country Club, Deep Springs Trout Club and a longtime member of Acacia Country Club. He graduated from Mayfield High School in 1966 and attended Cleveland State University. Jeff was the owner/operator of USA Insulation. He loved golf, spending time with his family and traveling, especially to Aruba and Italy. Jeff will be remembered most as an outgoing, strong-willed, determined and very generous man. He was hardworking, intelligent, logical and very bright. Jeff enjoyed entertaining his friends and family at his home. He was funny, witty and a great story teller. Jeff will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Jeff to Shanerock 20126 Westhaven Lane, Rocky River, OH 44116.

Celebration of Life Service Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10 AM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Private burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jeff at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY 1-4 & 5-8 PM.

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  1. Judy Pitrone Barrish :

    Gayle and family,I am so sorry to hear about Jeff . He was a special man. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless.

  2. Maureen Silver :

    Dear Gayle and family,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Jeff was a force of nature and will be missed. Everything said about him is true.. intelligent, funny, smart and generous. I will always remember when I first met Jeff through JB Dollar. I was a bit intimidated by him. As time passed, I learned how important his family and friends were to him and how deep his love and loyalty were for both. And his generosity was inspiring. He was both strong and kind. I learned a lot from him and will miss him. May your memories and memories like mine shared with you, comfort you and your family as you grieve.

    My deepest sympathy,
    ~Maureen Silver

  3. Tom and Jo Anne Ulepic :

    Gayle, Tom and I, extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,
    Jo Anne and Tom Ulepic

  4. Dear Gayle –
    In the 1960’s the Pitrone and McGrath families would “trade” annual trips to Cleveland and Sacketts Harbor. I remember Jeff as the “ringleader” of the Pitrones, always off to some adventure. We had a great time taking the Rapid to see the Indians play at Lakefront Stadium. He will be missed.
    May God grant you courage in this difficult time, and peace in the years ahead.

  5. Gayle and family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Jeff’s passing. I have been serving Jeff his morning cup of “mud” at Willoughby Starbucks , almost every day, for 16 years. He was like an extended part of my family, and very dear to my heart. Today, and all days going forward, I will miss his warm smile in the morning. He was a special man, and I’m so glad to have known him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope you find comfort and strength in knowing how special he was to so many people.

  6. Dan and Candyce Traci :

    Our thoughts and prayers your way Gayle. Hustling home to be with you. Much love and many hugs

  7. Jeanne Walczak :

    Deepest Heartfelt Condolences to Gayle and Family,

    I remember attending your wedding (would have been mid 70’s as I recall). Gayle, do you remember the citrus tree I gave you and Jeff as a gift? My thoughts and prayers are with you. So very sorry.

  8. To the Pitrone Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Jeff taught me quite a bit about business. He was a very fair and to the point kinda of guy. He will be missed.

  9. I met Jeff and all the Pitrone family in the winter of “59” on Wilson Mills Rd. The years I spent working at Pete’s MayLynd (Pete’s Pandemonium Parlor) and with the family remain a slice of Heaven I could never have planned. Gayle, I met you at the gas pumps sitting next to Jeff in that blue 59 Plymouth. My best regards and thoughts to you and yours.

  10. Gayle and Patrick and Jessica and family
    I just heard about Jeff and want to send
    You all our condolence

  11. Tom & kathleen Hallal :

    Tom and Kathleen Hallal :

    To Gayle and the Pitrone and Haddad clan we reach out to you in this time of loss while also cherishing all the times that Jeff took us into his fold and shared his kindness and truth with us. His candor was very refreshing as well as challenging, always welcoming. We are sorry we cannot attend your Celebration of life but know that we are with you all in spirit.

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