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Wanda Gavriluk

Obituary for Wanda Gavriluk

April 2, 1923 - February 12, 2020
Rocky River, Ohio | Age 96

Loving Friend of many


Wanda Gavriluk, age 96 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Born on April 2, 1923 to the late Mary Klimonis Gavriluk and Marion (Mike) Gavriluk. Also preceding Wanda in death; her half brother Ignatius Goodrich, loving cousin Mie (aka Matt) Czyslaw Pacewicz, his wife Martha Pacezwicz and cousin Mary Lou Kramer and godson Frank Mesnik (deceased).

She graduated from Collinwood High School in June 1941 and attended Ohio State University and Indiana University Vogue School of Art and Design in Chicago, Illinois with a Millinary Diploma in Management and Sales.

Wanda used her talents wisely moving up to Manager of a successful Maternity Shop on the far Eastside of Cleveland.

Eventually, Wanda moved from the eastside suburbs to Lakewood and worked in Retail Specialty Sales at several department stores before retiring.

Wanda has been a long-term member and active in many clubs including CLEVELAND SKI CLUB, Erie Shore Ski Club, Cleveland Hiking Club, Lakewood YMCA and several Bridge Clubs in the western suburbs of Cleveland. Wanda has been very interested in theatre and sports as a spectator and sports as a participant as well.

She developed many long friendships through her interest in sports. She has been a member of Cleveland Hiking Club since about 1987. She has participated in hikes throughout Ohio as well as many states in the USA and Europe. Even more friendships were made through Ski Clubs. She is an excellent skier and has skied throughout the US and Canada. She also has taken many trips skiing in Europe with her now deceased friend Betty Green's High Adventure Tours.

Wanda's dear friend and helpers include Paulette Vaughn, Cathy Novi, Betty Mary E. McKenna, Rachel Abernathy, MD and Kay Leimkuehler (deceased).

Wanda has been a member of St. Luke Catholic Church on Bunts Road in Lakewood for many years.

Contributions can be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 1100 N, Bethesda MD 20814 or Cleveland Metro Park, 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland OH 44144.

Services will be at a later date in the Spring. (440) 333-9774

Services Pending. Please check back for further information.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 1100 N.
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Cleveland Metro Park
    4101 Fulton Parkway
    Cleveland, OH 44144

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