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Robert Bracale

ROBERT A. “BOB” BRACALE age 94, beloved husband for 62 years of Irene (nee Allazetta); loving father of Robert (wife Jolene), William, Scott (wife Lori), Christopher and Annmary; devoted grandfather of Melanie Bracale, Alec Buscetto, Tanner, Taylor, Hunter, Matthew, Sydney and Christian Bracale; cherished son of the late John and Antoinette (nee Ianetta). WWII U.S. Army Veteran.

Bob was born on February 8, 1923 in Cleveland and passed away on May 14, 2017. He was a resident of Beachwood since 1964, formerly of Mayfield Heights. Bob graduated from Collinwood High School.  He also graduated from Ohio University with Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Bob retired from Cleveland Heights High School as a teacher in the Industrial Arts and where he was a member of the Administration. Bob ran the vocational education program at Cleveland Heights High School. He managed Little League and received the most enjoyment in life from his kids’ sports and being their coach.

Bob was active in youth baseball for decades and was a past president of the Mayfield Boys Baseball League. He enjoyed the Big Band sound, especially Glenn Miller and Louis Prima. Bob loved to play poker. He will be remembered as a supportive, strong, kind, gentle, respectful, and reserved man with a good sense of humor. He was faithful, a wonderful life coach and mentor, and was devoted to his children. He will be greatly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Robert to Juvenile Diabetes 5000 Rockside Road, Ste 310, Independence, OH 44131.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Marian Chapel at Gesu Catholic Church 2470 Miramar Blvd., University Hts. at 11 AM. Burial following with Military Honors at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Bob at THE CHURCH MONDAY MORNING 10-11 AM.

Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.

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  1. Amy finkenthal :

    Hi Anne
    Bob and I (and jake,Shannon and Molly) wanted to extend our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Xoxo
    Amy

  2. Jacko Family :

    Our prayers and sincere condolences are with the Bracale family during this time of reflection. May your hearts be warmed with wonderful memories of your cherished patriarch. – Jacko Family

  3. Pat and Ron Shooltz :

    Shooltz family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob was much loved by his children and grandchildren, and surely remembered by all the students whose lives he touched. May God keep you during this difficult time.

  4. Tom and Cindy Armour :

    Celebrate his life, his accomplishments and all the lucky people who’s lives he touched. God needs his help so he called him home. All our love!

  5. Jason and Talie Block :

    Deepest sympathies to the Bracale family during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you as you remember and celebrate Bob.

  6. Allazzetta Valter :

    Dear Irene and dear all,
    we join our condolences to you.
    Bob will be with you and also with us forever, he is protecting you from the sky and he is watching over us.
    Peace to his soul, God bless him.
    With love
    Valter, Silvia, Ilaria,Valentina, Franco and Gabriella Allazzetta

  7. Diana McCormick, ES :

    Chris and family, my sincere condolences and this time of Sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your dad seems like a very nice man from the wonderful pictures of him and his family. I can tell he loved his family, especially the grandchildren. You were blessed to have such a wonderful father.
    May God bless you and your family, Diana McCormick

  8. Merle Coyle :

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful tribute. I loved the video and all the wonderful pictures. My thoughts will be with all of you today. I wish so much I could be there. Sending much love to all of you

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