MARY JO LANDER (nee Liptow) age 62, beloved mother of Michael J. (wife Satomi); devoted grandmother of Masaki and Airi; cherished daughter of the late Jerome and Ruth (nee Ricciardi) Liptow; dearest sister of Joseph Liptow (wife Sandra) and Elizabeth Dunlap (husband Craig); dear aunt of Emily, James (fiancé Missette), Sara and Jacob Liptow. Dearest niece and cousin of many.
Mary was born on February 3, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up and spent most of her life in South Euclid. Mary graduated from Notre Dame High School and went to St. Francis College in Altoona, PA where she earned a degree in education. She enjoyed spending time outdoors and going to lunch with friends. Her biggest joy was being with her family at gatherings, especially during the holidays. Mary was a huge Cleveland Cavs and Indians sports fan, and she enjoyed doing arts and crafts.
Most would describe her as always willing to help others, as she was very generous and giving. She was a social person who loved to plan a good party. She was a devoted mother to her son Michael, who affectionately says, he is the person he is today because of the person she was while he was growing up. Mary will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.
Donations may be made in memory of Mary by clicking HERE
Funds will be used as a thank you to her caregivers at Heather Hill.
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at St. Noel Catholic Church 35200 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills at 11 AM. Burial following at Knollwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mary at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) MONDAY 4 – 7 PM.
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Your lil sis Liz
My big sister Mary has always been a part of my life. She took care of me when I was little and was my teacher growing up. Mary was always my friend. Never judging and always caring. She is now made whole in mind and body in heaven. She is with our parents, and I am sure she is already planning one hell of a party!! Love you sister!!
I love that, Lizzy! You are precious! May you find continuous comfort from knowing that Mary is in a big group hug with Jesus, your parents, and other friends/family — no greater party!! Love you!! -ccj
Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time. Hugs!
Phil & Ruth Ann Resparc
Mary so enjoyed celebrating life with family. She would light-up to share an event or memory with family members. He body failed over the years yet her heart and eyes enjoyed sharing Life with friends & family. God Bless you up above Mary ……. The Resparc Family
Mary you were one of my dearest friends with a heart of gold and a love for a good time! Although we have lost touch in recent years the memories of all the fun times we shared are with me forever! You are with your parents at peace now and planning your next party! Say hi to my dad for me! I love you Mary
Sarah and Lisa Benedict
Sending love to you Mary Jo my Mom always cherished you so much. You will be so missed you had a heart of gold.
Kay Gallito and family
Sending our sincere sympathy with our prayers for Mary Jo’s peace and your family’s strength at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers with you!