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Michael P. D’Alessandro

MICHAEL P. D’ALESSANDRO age 87, beloved husband for 68 years of Jacqueline (nee Fasciano); loving father of Gary (wife Carol), Lynn Kostura (husband Gary), Robert (wife Annie), James (wife Christine), Mary Anne Matcham (husband Ron), Michael (wife Jamie) and John; devoted grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 5; cherished son of the late Michele and Maria Rosa (nee Trivisonno); dearest brother of the late Vincent (wife Florence, deceased), John (wife Mary, deceased) and Anthony; dear brother in law, uncle and great-uncle of many.

Mike was born on June 29, 1931 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 11, 2018. He and his wife Jackie raised their family in Cleveland Heights and then moved to Lyndhurst where they lived for 42 years. They later moved to Twinsburg. Mike was a member of St Clare for many years and recently joined Ss Cosmas and Damian Church. He managed several years of Tris Speaker youth baseball teams in Cleveland Heights, sharing his baseball knowledge and guidance with many young athletes. He was a proud member of the Ripa Club, the Malahini Club and the Amici Club. Mike graduated in 1949 from Cleveland Heights High School. He worked hard as an Auditor of the Probate Court in Cuyahoga County. Mike won the Franklin A Polk Servants Merit Award given by the Cuyahoga County Bar Foundation. He loved the Plain Dealer crossword puzzles and watching the Indians, Cavs and Browns. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and traveling to Hawaii. Mike and Jackie were true snowbirds down in Florida. He loved to go to lunch, especially to one of his favorite restaurants, Yours Truly. Mike was a true jokester with a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious smile. He was very patient with a giving heart and cared about everyone. Mike was truly devoted to his family and was extremely proud of his kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his Italian heritage, keeping the old traditions alive by teaching the new generations how to grow figs and make Italian sausage. He had a very strong faith. Mike will be remembered most as generous, caring and always had a smile on his face. He will be forever missed.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Mike to Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110 or to The American Cancer Society 10501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 10 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mike at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) MONDAY 2-4 & 5-8 PM.

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  1. Bob D. I’m so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  2. Bob,
    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

  3. Bob, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. May you and your family find peace and comfort in the memories of the happier times that you’ve spent with your Dad.

  4. Bob, So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time and holiday season

  5. Dear Bob and family,
    So sorry to learn of the passing of your dear father. What a beautifully written story of his life!
    Wishing you my sincerest condolences.

  6. Bob: So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. What a wonderful life he led and what a beautiful tribute to him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dear Bob an Annie,
    Very sorry to hear of your loss.
    You and your family are in our prayers
    The Curtin Family

  8. Uncle Mike was a great guy; he was always outgoing and friendly whenever I saw him. Some of my best childhood memories are when we’d visit Cleveland in the summer, and playing in the yard of the home where he and Aunt Jackie lived for so long.

  9. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

  10. Frances Medved Lozar

    Dear Family of Mr. D’Alessandro,
    Please accept my sincere sympathies on the loss of a wonderful man.
    Mr. D’Alessandro worked at Probate Court with my father, Henry J. Medved. As a child in the 60’s and 70’s we often visited my dad at work. Mr. D’Alessandro was always there and I fondly remember him engaging us in conversation and being very attentive to us. He made us feel welcome and special. I remember that big happy smile!

  11. Dear family of Mike,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you for your loss. I have many fond memories to remember him by!

  12. D’Alessandro Family –
    We have such good memories of Uncle Mike, his friendly and welcoming demeanor was so appreciated. He had that big smile and always a couple of funny comments. As the head of a big clan, he seemed to glow when he was surrounded by his family.
    He will be missed but not forgotten, sincere sympathy to Aunt Jackie and the entire D’Alessandro family.
    Bruce & Kim Shaffer

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