MARCELLA A. VANEK (nee Becka) age 92, beloved wife of the late Edward F. Jr.; loving mother of Michael (wife Patricia), Edward F. III “Butch” (wife Terry) and dear mother-in-law of the late Marlene Vanek; devoted grandmother of Melissa Dobos (husband Josh), Mark (wife Brooke), Molly Rosenberger (husband Jim), Tom (wife Katherine), Brian (wife Kellie), Brian Harting (wife Kelly), Jon Harting, Kevin Wees (wife Kristi), Darren Wees (wife Cory) and great-grandmother of 15; cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (nee Matejka) Becka; dearest sister of the late Joseph Becka (wife Virginia, dec) and Robert Becka (wife Mary Lou); dear aunt and great-aunt of many.
Marcella was born on August 1, 1925 in Cleveland and passed away on December 30, 2017. She was a resident of Euclid for the past 50 years and for the past 2 years lived at Anna Maria in Aurora. Marcella was parishioner of St. Paul’s for many years and most recently St. John of the Cross. She was a homemaker and loved volunteering her time at St Paul’s fish fry and pancake breakfasts. She also served as an usher. A few of Marcella’s favorite pastimes included cross word puzzles, electronic games, baking and cooking, bingo, card games and puzzles. She was an avid reader and loved Polka music. Marcella will be remembered most as a selfless, loving, outgoing, kind and caring woman with a gentle soul who loved her family and faith dearly. She will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Marcella to Hospice of Western Reserve 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 4, 2018 at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church at 10 AM. Burial following at Calvary Cemetary. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Marcella at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) Wednesday 7-9 PM.
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