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Louise Tedeschi

LOUISE TEDESCHI (nee Yankovitch) age 88, beloved wife for 66 years of Phil; loving mother of Phil (wife Kathy), Mark (wife Nadine), Carla Geiger (husband Wes), and Thomas (wife Lisa); devoted grandmother of Micah (wife Kelsey); Melissa Duenke (husband David), Allison Gamellia (husband Nick), Jonathan, Timothy (wife Shelbi); Dustin and Jaime Geiger; Joseph, David and Joshua and great-grandmother of Gianna, Macklin, Caydence, Camdyn and Theodore; cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche (nee Deprosky) Yankovitch; dearest sister of the late Joseph Yankovitch (wife Carol); dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Louise was born on August 24, 1930 in Washington, Pennsylvania and passed away on July 4, 2019. She was a resident of Euclid for 12 years, formerly residing in Richmond Heights. She was a homemaker, Operating Supervisor at Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania, Mayor’s secretary for Richmond Heights from 1985-1990, and secretary to Pastor Marino at Christian Assembly of Richmond Heights. She was a member of Richmond Heights Church of the Nazarene and a part of the prayer team at church. Louise volunteered at University Hospital-Richmond Heights and was very active in the Auxiliary of Gideons International. She loved gardening, reading, baking, traveling around the country and was an excellent cook. She was a dedicated fan of the Cleveland Indians. Louise received the most enjoyment in life from her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved passing out Bibles, sharing the Gospel, and witnessing her faith. Louise will be remembered most as a loving, outgoing, generous, and giving woman who was devoted to her family and faith. Every person was a new friend for Louise, she will be dearly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Louise to Gideons International (

Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10 AM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Private entombment at Knollwood Mausoleum. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Louise at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) MONDAY 4-8 PM.


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  1. To the family of Louise,
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We know this must be so difficult for all of you. Louise was such a jewel on this side of eternity,using all the gifts the Lord had given her. May the peace of our Lord keep you in the days to come.

  2. Nick Cacciatore

    Louise Tedeschi will always have a special place in my heart. Her kindness and love for the Lord helped guide everyone involved at the church and she taught me what a Disciple of Jesus Christ should be like. As secretary she made everyone that entered the church feel welcomed and special. I will forever remember seeing Loiuse, Phil, and Sister Rose faithfully sitting in church every service. You could always count on Louise’s encouraging words and contagious smile.

  3. Stephanie Lowery

    Please accept my deepest condolences to the entire
    Louise Tedeschi Family.
    Wishing each of you peace, comfort, and courage from GOD to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    Very Sincerely,
    Stephanie Lowery

    John 11:25-26 King James Version (KJV)
    25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
    26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

  4. Chanita Taylor

    My dearest Pastor Wes & Carla Geiger,

    It is with my deepest heartfelt condolences I send peace and comfort to each of you and to your family in the passing of Carla’s mom, Mrs. Tedeschi.

    I thank God for the two of you giving me the opportunity to meet that powerfully gentle matriarch on several occasions. Not only did we spend time together worshipping and praising God at Cleveland Revival Center, but we also had our visits during family celebrations…including graduations.

    All I could say then, after talking to her is what a strong, sweet, wonderful, Godly spirit. Who is now wearing her crown, rejoicing in eternity with our Lord and Savior. We too will walk up the King’s highway; and, see her again!

    My prayer for all of you this day is that the Lord’s grace and mercy sustain your lives now and forevermore, in Jesus name l pray and ask it all. Amen. Amen. And Amen.

    Much Love.
    Your Sister in Christ,

  5. Evelyn J Anderson

    Louise was one of a kind she was one of the most kind loving person I knew. She was always concerned about everyone and would pray for you always. I will never forget her smile and humble sweet demeanor. Rest in Heaven your Crown is Well Deserved my Angel.

  6. Miriam Tedeschi

    I loved Aunt Louise. Praying for all of the family during this difficult time. She was so kind and giving. May the peace that passes all understanding rest upon each of you.

  7. LaBronn and Brenda Conner & Family

    Mrs. Louise I will cherish our friendship forever you were the sweetest person I know. Your smile was contagious you were a prayer warrior a true woman of God. You will live forever in my heart my friend. I love you and I miss you. Rest In Peace ❤️

  8. Phil, I am so sorry to hear about Louise. My deepest sympathy to you and all of your family. I will be praying for God’s comfort for all of you. Louise was one special lady who will be missed by so many.

  9. To the Tedeschi Family,
    There is no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. I join with you in celebrating Mrs. Tedeschi’s life and in the sorrow that comes when a loved one is called away from us and home with the Lord. I also join you in the relief of knowing that We do not have to mourn Mrs. Tedeschi’s passing because we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. We can celebrate that Louise’s life bear witness that she has an eternal home in glory. I will always remember her contagious smile, soft voice and kind words. I am praying for you. I love you all and I miss you. God Bless You,

    Tandy Hicks

  10. Louise was my spiritual mother. I am missing her so very much already. She brought me through times of deep despair when my miracle wife, Ellen, had a brain hemorrhage. Because of Louise, I advanced further in state Gideon leadership positions than I would have ever thought possible. Our loss is heaven’s gain!

  11. Russ , the girls and I will dearly miss this wonderful saint. She was a blessing to our family. Our prayers go out to all the family.

  12. Although I only met your precious Mother a couple times, I am thankful I did. Her kind & caring heart shone brightly through her eyes.

  13. Arne & Esther Sten

    Esther & I were deeply saddened to here of Louise’s passing. Our prayers are with your family at this time. She was always such a sweet and pleasant person and will always be remembered in our hearts forever. Often times she reminded me of my Mother. Always glad to see and greet you with her smile and love. She’s in the Lord’s hands now and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. ❤️❤️ Arne

  14. James Anderson &Family

    I will always remember Louise Tedeschi for her warm smile and always concerned about everyone around her . She was always praying for me and I appreciated that. I will treasure her and her husband Phil, thank you for your Support in my time of need . Just know that your family is in my prayers and my family is praying for you. Gods Riches Blessings to you.

  15. Dawn Leonardo Gregg

    Phil and family,
    I am so sorry to of Louise’s passing. My deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  16. Dawn Leonardi Gregg

    Phil and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. She was always so kind to me. My deepest and sincerest condolences to you and so of the family.

  17. Samantha A Jackson

    MY Prayer are with the Family at time as as lord ask for them.

  18. Jennifer Cence

    So sorry for your lose. She was such a gentle soul.

  19. Helen F. Adams

    Tedeschi Family,
    Please accept my sincere condolence on the transition of Louise. She was viewed as a Spiritual giant, a confidant, and a role model. She was a blessing to everyone she met.
    Her earthly duties have been fulfilled and now she must rest!
    I will honor her legacy by lifting the family and friends, in prayer.

  20. Morey Levenson

    So sorry for your temporary loss; happy for her eternal gain; until you meet again. Praying for strength and peace to you and your family.

  21. Charlotte M. Zimmerman (formerly Fox)

    To my dear friends & family. I am so glad that Louise’s homegoing was to heaven She knew the Word & encouraged me many times. She was a wonderful friend & also a wonderful wife, mother , grandmother & great grandma. If you knew her, you loved her. I will miss her. I love you all so much & wish I could be there. I’m coming in Friday the 12th. Wish it could have been sooner. God bless you all. I send my hugs & prayers.

  22. I am so sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. She was such a sweet Christian Auxiliary sister. Every year at our Gideon Convention, I would look for Louise just to say hello. We sat with each other several times for Luncheons and Gideon dinners. Thoughts of heaven have become sweeter just knowing I will see her again.
    Gerry Cordier/State Auxiliary Chaplain

  23. Father God we give thanks and honor to you at this time for our time with Louise… A Godly lady who has been blessed by your hands to have lots of family and friends who love and cherish her so very dearly… Lord let every heart be comforted knowing that Louise is in your care know… The Bible tells us to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord… We will miss your encouragement and support…Till we meet again Mrs.Louise. love The Custom Family

  24. Dear Tom, Lisa & Family

    Please accept my sincere condolences.

    May the peace and love of God surround and cover you during this time.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love you!

  25. Charlotte Banks

    So sad to hear of Louise passing. My heart breaks for the family but rejoices for her. She has been a faithful servant of the Lord and a disciple to those who needed the Lord. May God bless your family at this time and give you the peace and faith to know Louise is with the Lord but her memories are still in your hearts. Prayers for each of you.

  26. Danielle Turos

    Deepest sympathy to the Tedeschi Family. Mrs. Tedeschi was always kind each and every time my girls and I saw her. I recall her ever so prayerful over her dearest friend, and our family member, Ellen. She will be missed by all and there is one more Angel in heaven among us.

  27. Rick and Lynn Tedeschi

    Uncle Phil and Cousins and family. We bless you with the wonderful peace of the Holy Spirit during this time of sadness for your loss, and rejoicing for the next wondrous journey of Aunt Louise in the presence of the Lord and family. My fondest memory of Aunt Louise was when I stowed away as kid in the back of Uncle Phil’s station wagon, as you left to go home from visiting us. Aunt Louise was upset after they had travelled almost 20 minutes home that night, but with a loving, chuckling kind of rebuke. I remember her smile as I exited the car after they brought me home. Love always won with her. Our love and prayers and hugs.

  28. Michelle Bolden

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Louise was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  29. Laura Kaschube

    I’m so sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. She was truly a wonderful woman. My family were next door neighbors in Richmond Heights for years. I’ve known her since I was 2 years old. She prayed with me through some very difficult times. Her prayers gave me great strength.

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