STELLA “Estelle” D. HALE, age 90, of Mentor, Ohio, passed away on Good Friday April 10, 2020. Estelle was born to Albert and Mary Mukina in Revere, PA, and grew up in Edinboro, PA. She was predeceased in 2009 by her husband of 56 years, Paul E. Hale. Estelle was the loving mother of Curt (Jane), Janis (Chris) Dieringer, Chris (Barb), Lauren, and the late Duane Hale. She was the cherished grandmother of Keith, Brandon, Kati (Mike), Alex (Becky), Jacque (Jim), Tom (Dani), Mike, and Paul and great grandmother of Charlie and Hawthorn. Her frequent “I love you more” endings to family visits and calls were never in doubt.
Estelle had a special love for children beyond her own family making a difference in the lives of the hundreds she had in her classes as an educator. She received her teaching degree from Edinboro University and retired from the Euclid School District in 1985. She was also a charter member of the Greater Cleveland Brain Injury Foundation and was dedicated to providing educational and emotional support to those impacted by head trauma.
The family would like to thank Estelle’s caregivers of the Hospice of the Western Reserve and Salida Woods where she resided since July 2016. Due to current health precautions, services will be held on a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeJohn Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills. Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110, hospicewr.org or St. Noel Church, Social Justice Fund, 35200 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills, OH 44094, stnoel.org.
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