Condolence & Memory Journal

Driving in to work this morning and singing along to "Imagine" by John Lennon, I was reminded of a time in our teens, when Michelle played piano in the basement of her parent's Olmsted Falls home, and I sang along to this song.

I was at once, both saddened by Michelle's loss and happy that she's in a far better place!

While we may have lost touch when I moved away, Michelle will forever remain in my heart!

Posted by Bill Wood (Foley) - Statesville, NC   June 24, 2018


So sorry for your loss!!! She will be deeply missed! I was lucky enough to be one of her karate friends and she would always be available to give me a ride! I have kept her ERA Realtor magnet on my fridge for many years and would think of her quite often! Occasionally I would check to see if she had joined Facebook to try and reconnect with her but not knowing her married name always came up empty handed! Today I saw the magnet on my fridge and was saddened to find she had passed a few weeks ago!:( Will see you again!

Posted by Dawn de Leon- Irace - Northfield, OH   March 23, 2018

Michelle was an inspiration who fought breast cancer for so many years. She was lucky to have such a strong advocate , her husband, Chuck, who was with her until the end. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this very difficult time.
Rene Barrat-Gordon, Cleveland, 3/5/2017

Posted by Rene Barrat-Gordon - Cleveland, OH - Friend   March 05, 2018


My Deepest Sympathy to the Families of Michelle. May she Forever Rest in Peace.

Posted by Nora Tilgner - Cleveland, OH   March 02, 2018

Dear Chuck, Mrs. Hoca, Bill, Steve, and Dan:

I am so sorry to hear of Michelle's passing. I will always remember her larger than life personality and her terrific laugh. I hope that your grief is quickly replaced by your fond memories of her extraordinary life.

Posted by Jeff Rosner - Chesterland, OH - Friend   March 02, 2018

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal. You'll always be in our memories Michelle may you sing with the angels

Posted by Ralph Brown sr - Cleveland, OH   March 01, 2018

May blessings come to you all. Much love.

Posted by Donald Hursell - Kent, OH   March 01, 2018

Mrs. Hoca, Bill, Steve and Dan,

You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful daughter/sister! Her pain is over now and you can look forward to meeting her again, pain free and forever happy! God Bless you, Mike

Posted by Mike Reusch - Brunswick, OH - Family Friend   March 01, 2018

I am so saddened to hear of Michelle's passing. My path was fortunate enough to cross with hers many moons ago and her friendship was such a blessing. She could seriously light up a city with her energy, her spirit, her heart, her humor and her kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family, and I will always treasure this gem of a friend. Love, peace and blessings to all.

Posted by Maggie D - Willoughby, OH   March 01, 2018

I am deeply saddened for your loss. Michelle was a beautiful and kind hearted soul. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by Mary M - Lakewood, OH   March 01, 2018

Michelle was a shining light and touched so many people. She will be greatly missed.
My prayers and thoughts are with Chuck and her family.

Posted by Michele Taylor - Parma Heights, OH   March 01, 2018

dear Hoca/Burmeister families my condolences in the loss of Michelle. she fought the fight for years. she is now without pain. May she R.I.P.

Posted by Nancy (Donley) Taylor - Kelleys Island, OH - Family Friend   March 01, 2018

Dear Hoca Family
I am sorry for the Loss of Michelle, i did not know her well, I met her at Riverfront Marina, her brother Danny camped near me. She was a nice person. May God Bless your family and get you through this.

Ruth Kajder

Posted by Ruth Kajder - Cleveland, OH   March 01, 2018

It was a privilege to work with Hoca. She was an Iron Woman . Andresen

Posted by Steve Andresen - Cleveland, OH   February 28, 2018

Gods Blessings and Prayers to all the family & friends
Michelle was a kind and beautiful woman You will be missed

Dorene Lieberman

Posted by A friend   February 28, 2018

I have great memories of Michelle,She was a kind beautiful woman.
May God Bless Family &Friends during this time and the weeks and months ahead.

Posted by A friend   February 28, 2018

Posted by Ruth Kajder - Cleveland, OH   February 28, 2018

I have known Michelle since I began at the Gas company. She has a spirit of energy, honest and such beauty. I always loved her and admired her. Very few people live by their words in such an honest. caring way. I was so sad to hear that she is not with us. My love and blessings go out to her as she makes her next travel home and to her family who was so lucky to have known and loved her.
blessings and love,
Lori Yuan

Posted by Lori Yuan - Hudson, OH   February 28, 2018

Rest in peace, Michelle. A long struggle has been completed. Much love and prayers to the Hoca family...

Posted by Terry Kane - Vermilion, OH - Friend   February 28, 2018

I was very sad to hear about the passing of Michelle. She was a very sweet person and had a lovely voice. May god help and comfort you through this difficult time. She will be singing with the angels.

Posted by Frank Ferraro - Parma, OH   February 28, 2018


Billy & Family,
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days, and loving memories to lift you up.

Posted by Suzie Wilder Jake Jacobson - Avon, CO - Friend   February 28, 2018

Misharoo-my Sweet lil Soldier with a Smile-you fought beautifully here on earth & now you are free from that struggle & brand new. My heart is so heavy with sadness & you will be so terribly missed...but it was time for you to get your wings. Chuck, Chaz, Kathy, Bill, Steve and prayers for peace are with you. Love and Light to All

Posted by Tammy Gunnels - Ontario, OH - Friend   February 28, 2018

My condolences for your loss of Michelle. May the God of all comfort sustain you now and in the days ahead. May God also grant you a measure of peace.

Posted by B - Cleve   February 28, 2018

Michelle was always an inspiration to me. She was one of the brightest & most courageous people I've ever known, & had a wonderful family. She will be missed, the world is less without her in it. I have to give credit to a show called Babylon 5 for my next statement, but it fits Michelle so well that I feel I should...We were all enhanced by her presence & are diminished by her loss.
My love & thoughts & prayers are with you.

Posted by Nancy Nolan - Cleveland, OH - Friend   February 28, 2018

Deepest sympathy for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by John Malloy - Atlanta, GA - Family   February 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Thought & Prayers go out to your family.

Posted by Mary Guy - Maumee, OH - Grandparent   February 27, 2018

I am sorry for your loss and my God Bless you Bill. John J. Caruso Pittsfield,MA

Posted by John Caruso - Pittsfield, MA - Family Friend   February 27, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear wife and mother. May your fond memories and the peace that God gives comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. Phillipians 4:6,7,13

Posted by TB - Cleveland, OH   February 27, 2018