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January 28, 1925 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 94)


RUTH M. CERNANEC (nee VanDeusen).  Passed peacefully in her sleep on January 7, 2020.  Beloved wife of Frank.  Dear mother of Philip(Cathy), Carmela Freeman (Steve), and Melody Maryanski.  Grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of 12.  Born a hard-working farmer's daughter on January 28, 1925, she moved to Cleveland after graduating from high school.  She met the love of her life, Frank, in Cleveland shortly after WWII.  Frank and Ruth were married April 12, 1947 and spent 72 wonderful years, sharing many hobbies including dance, cards, golf, and travel.  Ruth was the sister of Alma Gedeon, and the late Roy VanDeusen, Edna Muskovac and Milo VanDeusen.  Funeral Mass followed by a meal will be at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Parma, Ohio, January 10, 2020 11:00 am.  Friends may call Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the SCHUSTER STRAKER O'CONNOR FUNERAL HOME 5904 Ridge Road Parma.  The family suggests contributions in Ruth's memory to the American Diabetes Association 4500 Rockside Rd, Suite 440, Independence OH 44131.

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January 9, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schuster Straker O'Connor Funeral Home
5904 Ridge Road
Parma, Ohio 44129

Funeral Mass
January 10, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church
6750 State Rd.
Parma, Ohio 44134

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