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Mrs. Eleanore J. "Elly"  Simcic

Obituary for Mrs. Eleanore J. "Elly" Simcic

May 26, 1924 - January 1, 2021
Parma, Ohio | Age 96

Loving Mother, Dear Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, and Cherished Aunt and Friend of Many


Eleanore J. "Elly" Simcic (nee Gedeon), age 96, of Parma, Ohio and formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, peacefully passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at her home. Elly was born on May 26, 1924 in Cleveland to Jolan Gedeon (nee Murnik) and George Gedeon. She was a graduate of St. Stephen High School in Cleveland and worked for many years as an Executive Secretary at McGean-Rohco, Inc. in Cleveland. Elly volunteered numerous hours with AMLA and the Slovenian home, SOCA Lodge 26, in many capacities such as treasurer, secretary and Supreme Board member. She volunteered over 4,000 hours with the Cleveland Clinic, was awarded the "Volunteer of the Year" award twice, and received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteering in 2014. Elly is survived by her loving children Shirley Rucinski (George) of Independence, Ohio, Cindy Rusu (George) of Naperville, Illinois, Gary Simcic of Parma, Ohio, Debbie Abramo (Bob) of Independence, Ohio, and Chris Becka (Duane) of Brunswick, Ohio. She was a caring grandmother of 13; loving great-grandmother of 21; and dear aunt, friend and co-worker of many. Elly was preceded in death by her husband Rudy Simcic in December 1993; sisters Pauline Fischer (Elmer), Velma Barrett (Johnnie), Violet Jackson (Don), Irene Means (Roy), and brother George Gedeon (Pearl); and her parents Jolan and George Gedeon. Elly's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 9:30am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 5891 Ridge Road, Parma. The Mass will be live streamed on the following link: Cremation by Busch Crematory. Private interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 5891 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio 44129, or to St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1930 West 54th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102


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    Cleveland, OH 44012

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Parma, OH 44129
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