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Mary Jo Vano

MARY JO VANO, age 67, cherished daughter of the late Andrew P. and Genevieve T. (nee Kavalecz) Vano; dearest sister of Frances Vano and the late James (wife Carol, deceased), William (wife Kathleen, deceased) (wife Patricia), and Michael Vano; dear aunt of Phillip Vano, Laura Puffenberger, Leslie, Matthew, Linda, Jeffrey, and David Vano and great-aunt of many. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Mary Jo to Lake Humane Society 7564 Tyler Blvd. Bldg. E, Mentor, OH 44060. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory.

Mary Jo was born on December 27, 1950 in Cleveland and passed away on October 28, 2018. She was a resident of Mentor for almost 30 years and a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Jo was a member of Book Club and Silver Sneakers. She graduated from St. Peter High School and attended Notre Dame College. Jo was an administrative assistant at University Hospital for Clinical Psychology and OB/GYN Department. She was passionate about recycling and loved reading, yoga, and Tai Chi. Jo loved animals. She enjoyed rescuing animals, feeding birds and volunteering at pet shelters. Jo was an Indians and Steelers fan. She enjoyed traveling with her sister and cousins. She was a gentle soul and will be dearly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Colman Catholic Church, 2027 W. 65th St., Cleveland, OH 44102. Burial following at Calvary Cemetery.

Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mary Jo at THE CHURCH SATURDAY MORNING 9-10 AM. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.

 

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  1. I will miss you my kind, gentle, wise and caring friend. I hope that your heaven will be full of love, happiness and kittens.

  2. Janelle (Lanning) unger :

    Love you guys so sorry praying for strength and comfort please let me know if you need anything

  3. Kathleen Petric :

    I worked with Mary Jo for many years. We never got to meet each other in person though after her retirement we had made plans for lunch but her doctor’s appointment was running late so, we cancelled and made another time to meet, but that time I had to cancel. We never got a chance to meet face to face.
    From talking with her many times over the phone, after we had to get information on a patient, we would share stories about are families, many of them fun, some sad but mostly happy ones.
    I wish her eternal happiness in heaven and for her family, may God comfort and help all of you through this difficult time.

  4. Denise Stroder :

    Sending my condolences and prayers to the family and friends. Mary Jo was so kind and will be truly missed.

  5. Mario Tibaldi :

    Mary Jo had recently volunteered at the Mentor Senior Center helping out the kitchen staff serving lunch. While she only worked there a short time, I found her to be a very nice person. My condolences to her loved ones. May God grant her eternal peace.

  6. Kristian Kohl :

    Fran, we are praying for your family during this time. May your sister rest in peace. Sending love

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