MERICI P. KRAMER, RN (nee Paulus) age 85, beloved wife for 63 years of Fredric; loving mother of Kathryn Stibrick (husband Richard), Deborah, Fredric, Kim Howman (husband Brian), and Laura Rubadue (husband James); devoted grandmother of Allison Love (husband Austin), Michael Stibrick, Meghan Grote (husband Michael), Robert, Samantha, Andrew and Daniel Kramer, Owen and Sarah Howman, Emma, Claire, Elizabeth and James Rubadue; cherished daughter of the late Clarence and Alice (nee Lang) Paulus; treasured daughter-in-law of the late Edward and Marcella (nee Stein) Kramer; dearest sister of Trina, John (wife Gladys), and David (wife Marlene) Paulus; dear sister-in-law of John and Jacqueline Kramer, Mary Jo Kramer and George Fleming and Edward and Mary Ann Kramer; fond aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.
Merici was born on July 5, 1937 and passed away peacefully on March 29, 2023. She grew up in Cleveland Heights and attended Gesu School, Beaumont School, and St. Vincent Charity School of Nursing where she became a Registered Nurse. Merici married her high-school sweetheart, Fred, on July 11, 1959, and honeymooned at Oglebay resort. They raised their five children in Mayfield Heights where they resided for 61 years and were active parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Her Nursing career began in 1958. She later took time off to raise her children, then returned to nursing in 1982 where she continued at Hillcrest Hospital until her retirement in 1999. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, golfing, and loved to travel- visiting all 50 states and making 7 trips to Europe. She loved weekends at Oglebay, big family trips to the Outer Banks, and spending winters at Spring Training in Florida. Spending time with her Golden Gate neighbors and her many long time Jaycee friends was so important to her. Most importantly, she appreciated any time she spent with her husband. Merici was described as a selfless, kind, giving, generous woman who was devoted to her faith. She will be remembered most as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Merici to the Merici Challenge Scholarship Fund at her alma mater Beaumont School, 3301 N Park Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.
Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Relatives and friends are requested to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6850 Mayfield Road, Gates Mills Ohio. Private Burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Merici at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) MONDAY 4-8 PM.
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Dear Fred and Family,
I am so sorry about the loss of Mer. She was a very dear friend for many years, and I will always remember the fun times we had in JayCees and J-Srs. We also had many good times together in Florida, golfing, dinner and just spending time together. All of you took such good care of her these past several years. She will be missed.
Thanks, Bev. You have been a great friend to my parents.
My deepest condolences, Heaven has truly gained another angel. I hope that you cannot find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her.
Penny &Tom Zarfoss
So sorry for the loss of a loving wife and mother We have enjoyed many dinners with Merici and Fred over the years . She will be greatly missed .We regret we will not be there for her service as we are out of town at that time . Our thoughts and prayers are with Fred and the family at this difficult time ! Penny and Tom Zarfoss
Fred, sorry for
Best to your family.
Patty & Phil Gaeta
So sorry to hear Fred, I know you had a great relationship and she will be missed but you will have your repository of cherished memories to sustain you ❤️❤️
My sympathy, Fred, and heartfelt thoughts
So sorry for your loss. I had fun times golfing with Merici at Airport Greens for many years. Prayers for your whole family.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your loving wife.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mary Louise and Bud
Dear Fred, We are so sorry for your loss. Mer was a sweet lady. We always enjoyed both of you in Eagle Creek.
Kim and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. Covering you and your family in prayer.
I wish that there were words that could ease your pain for I would share them, but just know that you are not alone at this most difficult time.
Fred. So sorry to hear. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. My prayers are with you and your family.
A life well lived !! Such a beautiful tribute❤️
Love to all who loved her .May she rest in Everlasting Peace Forever !!