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Mrs. Marla Salerno

Obituary for Mrs. Marla Salerno

March 11, 1955 - January 23, 2018
Parma, Ohio | Age 62

in remembrance of Marla- the most loving mother, wife, sister, aunt & friend


MARLA SALERNO, age 62 of Parma. Beloved wife of the late Louis "Lou"; loving mother of Chelsey; dear daughter of the late Leonard "Gene" and Betty Smith; cherished sister of Nila O'Brien, Janice Smith and Gary Smith (Lisa), sister in law of Uliana Salerno; aunt of Bruce Miller, John and Michael O'Brien, Kyle and Luke Smith; loving owner of Mack. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 5930 State Rd., Parma OH 44134 or Holy Family Hospice, 6707 State Rd., Parma OH 44134. Visitation will be from 3-5 and 7-9pm Sunday January 28 at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA, there also will be visitation on Monday from 10am until the time of the funeral services at 11am at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Parma. Cremation by Busch Crematory. (440)842-7800.

Marla was a very special lady who touched the lives of everyone who was ever lucky enough to have met her. She was the most caring and sweetest individual the world was blessed to have apart of for a short 62 years. She was a fighter; with the passing of her husband January 22, 2012, though she was broken she continued to fight through every day and make it the absolute best for herself and her daughter. Marla gave all she could to her family and made sure everyone knew how truly loved they were by her. She was her daughter's best friend and number one cheerleader through her years of sports, relationships and education; nothing was more special than the bond created during these times. It was a difficult thing to watch when June 2017 came and quickly showed Marla how her strengths and faith would be further tested. Cancer is more than a word, when it is voiced it just destroys the soul, it stops people in their tracks; but Marla knew this was a battle she wanted to fight. Through months of radiation and immunotherapy, Mar did all she could to keep her spirits high even though there were times when it was just too much. Months passed by and she was able to enjoy visiting Myrtle Beach one last time and at the end of the year she spent her final Christmas with her daughter by her side. It is never easy knowing that goodbye was around the corner, but everyday she did her best to tell everyone she loved them and how proud she was of her time with them. Though she is no longer apart of this earthly world, we all know she is watching over all of us with her parents and husband by her side. Though this is goodbye for now, we will see you again. i love you to the moon & back

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