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Marie E. Kotar

MARIE E. KOTAR (nee Tursic) age 89, beloved wife for 55 1/2 years of the late Edward; loving mother of Diane Polley (husband Dennis, DO); cherished daughter of the late Lawrence and Anna (nee Karan) Tursic; dearest sister of Janet Turjan (husband Fred, deceased), Margaret Pipan (husband Stephen), Ed Tursic, and the late Betty Skedel (husband Red, deceased), and Dorothy Fink (husband Benny, deceased) and the late Ronald; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Marie was born on April 6, 1930 in Johnstown Pennsylvania and passed away on June 3, 2019. She was a resident of Wickliffe since 1963, previously Cleveland and was a parishioner of St. Vitus Catholic Church. Marie belonged to many groups and organizations including KSKJ, SNPJ, and the Pensioners for Holmes and St. Clair. She graduated high school in Pennsylvania and worked as a key punch operator at Lubrizol. Marie greatly enjoyed to snow ski, play golf and tennis in her free time. She also loved to shop and travel, including her many cruises and trips to Europe, and all-inclusive to Punta Cana. Marie enjoyed listening to Polka Music and Waltzes. She was very social, an excellent baker, and the very best dressed. Marie was devoted to her faith and family. She had a great sense of humor and was giving and selfless. Marie will be dearly missed by all.

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Vitus Catholic Church, 6019 Lausche Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Marie at THE ZEVNIK-COSIC FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY, June 14, 4-8 PM.                                                                                                                

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  1. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need. With caring thoughts.

    • Ron, Alma, and Jim, it has been a long road and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Another loss of the greatest generation.

  2. Forever in my heart and prayers. Rest in peace. May your friends and family
    find comfort in the memories you’ve shared. You will be missed.

  3. Sandy Zwierlein & Walter Zwierlein

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    The Zwierleins

  4. She lives on in the hearts of all who loved and admired her.
    The Waxmans

  5. sorry for the lost of your mother, She wae all our friend and second MOM. she will be miss. love you!!!!!!

  6. My heart is with you at this difficult time having lost my Mom the same day as you. Remember the Sun will shine again.

  7. Diane and Denis, I can’t imagine the pain of losing your Mom. She was a remarkable woman who will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Love you both.

  8. My sympathy goes out to all of Marie’s family at this difficult time. Marie filled everyone’s life with so much joy and love! Sending you love, strength and prayers….may she live forever in your memories!

  9. Kathy & Dave Skrajner

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family at the loss of Marie, a truly classy and kind lady. We saw her often at Brookdale when we visited my brother Rich Cesen, and we enjoyed talking with her and rehashing old times. We are sorry we cannot attend the visitation. We will be out of town this weekend. May she rest in peace.

  10. Yvonne and Art

    Diane and Dennis,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We had the pleasure of meeting her a few times and found her fascinating and funny. You have had a wonderful relationship with your Mom, one that you will never forget. She knew how much you loved her, you always showed her. There will come a time when you will smile while thinking about her. Keep the faith.

  11. Diane, We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing and that we were not able to attend the service. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your mother was always so friendly and kind. We had a good chat the last time I saw her (she was at Lucios with a friend). She will be missed.
    In friendship, The Yahner, Keller, & Kristavnik Families

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