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Monica  Piskura

Obituary for Monica Piskura

June 4, 1942 - January 11, 2020
Sheffield Lake, Ohio | Age 77

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Friend


In Monica's own words…
How lucky am I to have lived such a beautiful, blessed, life with a most magnificent husband, marvelous children, and fabulous family. Being given the opportunity to spend my days with the love of my life, Jack, was indeed, God's way of smiling down at me. My wish is for everyone to be so lucky.

As I reflect, there was a lot of smiling to be done. I was born in Youngstown, Ohio to the greatest parents ever, Joseph and Ergia Guarnieri, sandwiched in between an adored older sister and a now cherished impish younger brother (if the truth be told I was always jealous of him because he was mom's favorite). I came of age in the 50's and loved Rock and Roll, Elvis and doing the jitterbug with my sis. I was provided the opportunity to work with the children of St. Thomas School as Physical Education Director --- and then in a variety of administrative assistant positions, serving as the Superintendent's secretary, the payroll clerk, and the Special Education administrative assistant in the Sheffield -Sheffield Lake School System.

I loved to write, adored the movies, enjoyed going out to dinner with girlfriends, cherished a good laugh, and treasured traveling with my sis--- didn't we have fun?----but because of my unconditional love and unwavering devotion to them my most favorite thing to do in the whole wide world was to be with my family enjoying water activities, Sunday dinners, meatballs on a stick, whale watching, or just being with them ----always with the kids off the deck, of course.

The greatest joy in my life was having three amazing daughters, Angel (Jeff) Paul of Avon, OH, Anita (Steve) Kosman of Sheffield Lake, OH, Amy (Dave) Szable of Avon, OH, and one remarkable son, John (Teresa) Piskura of Lorain, thirteen grandchildren, Benjamin, Cory(Jessica), Jessica, Maximilian (Kristin), Charlie(Sarah), Abraham, Samantha(Benn), Sara, John, Frederic, Andrew(Erica), Joseph, and Julia; and four of the cutest great-grandbabies you have ever seen, Finnigan, Harrison, Klara, and Adeline, a beloved sister Diana (Don) Danko of Youngstown, OH, a treasured brother Anthony (Diane) Guarnieri of Brookfield, OH, nieces, nephews, cousin to "a lovely bunch of coconuts", and a friend to many.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or the Columbus Chapter of the Red Cross 995 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205.

Funeral services will be held, Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10:00am at St. Thomas the Apostle 715 Harris Rd., Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 . Burial to follow at St. Teresa Cemetery, Sheffield Lake, OH. Friends may call Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. 440.933.3202

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  • Columbus Chapter of the Red Cross
    995 E. Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43205

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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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