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Robert Bracale

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On May 15, 2017 @ 3:58 pm In Obituaries,Willoughby Hills | 9 Comments

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.

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.


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Condolence from Amy finkenthal on May 15th, 2017 7:20 pm

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

Condolence from Jacko Family on May 15th, 2017 9:15 pm

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

Condolence from Pat and Ron Shooltz on May 16th, 2017 7:18 am

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.

Condolence from Tom and Cindy Armour on May 16th, 2017 8:01 am

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!

Condolence from Jason and Talie Block on May 17th, 2017 9:09 am

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

Condolence from Allazzetta Valter on May 18th, 2017 3:41 am

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

Condolence from Diana McCormick, ES on May 20th, 2017 6:40 pm

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

Condolence from Merle Coyle on May 22nd, 2017 6:37 am

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

Condolence from Halle Eichenbaum Barnett on June 5th, 2017 11:05 pm

Ann, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I remember your dad as a kind and welcoming person. May his memory always be a blessing.

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