DeCRANE, David J.

DeCRANE, David J.

David J. DeCRANE, Age 72. Beloved husband of Carmella Sarah (nee Pirro). Dearest father of Anne Hartman (Robert), Catherine Cibulka (Lawrence), Christine Whitehead (Gregory) and Carl (Kim). Loving grandfather of Joe, Jeff, Cory, Ally, Noah, Ross, Lindsay, Nicholas and Jack. Dear brother of Helen Roth (Reece), Tom (Teri) and the late John. Dear uncle and friend to many.

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, February 1, 10:00 AM at St. Bernadette Church.

Visitation: Sunday, 2-7 PM at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia).

In lieu of flowers please donate to Our Lady of the Wayside or your local Veterans Hospital. Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences please visit

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  1. Tom and Lou. Trossen on January 29th, 2010 12:42 pm

    Dearest Carmella and all of your wonderful family..

    We were shocked to hear of Dave’s passing when we went to the Zabor site this morning to check on Lou’s first cousin Gerrald Tylicki’s passing. (We were notified by another of Lou’s fitst cousins who still lives in Parma.) Dave’s name popped up first at that site. I like you, am crushed by this news. MY/our thoughts and prayers are withyou all. May God rest his soul and bring peace to all of his loved ones. I wll always rememer Dave,his brothers and sister and the great fun we had as children and as”‘Grown ups”.

    Tom (and Lou) Trossen

  2. Ginny Linsenmeyer on January 29th, 2010 2:40 pm

    I would like to send my sincerest sympathy to the family — I along with my brother Tom Trossen spent many happy hours at the De Crane home just 2 doors away on West Park. Dave was a special friend of mine! I even had his First Communion picture on my dresser! When I was a student nurse at St. John’s he often picked me up or transported me back to school…. I have nothing but fond memories …. may he rest in peace… Ginny Trossen Linsenmeyer

  3. The GR Wood Family on January 29th, 2010 4:08 pm

    Cate, Larry, Joe & Jeff: Mike and I were shocked to hear of Cate’s dad’s passing. We offer our love, support, and prayers to you and all of your family. Know that you will be in our thoughts during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace and eternal life shine upon him forever.

  4. Britt Harrington on January 29th, 2010 8:29 pm

    Cathy and family – I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I wish you peace during this difficult time.

  5. Stacy and Bernie Sunday on January 29th, 2010 11:16 pm

    Dear DeCrane Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time of sorrow. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.

    You have our sincere condolences on the loss of your father, husband and grandfather.
    Love Always,
    Stacy and Bernie Sunday

  6. PAUL AND MARY LOU SREBALA on January 30th, 2010 2:06 pm


  7. Cindy DeCrane Alesiano on January 30th, 2010 10:52 pm

    Dearest Mel, Annie,Cathy, Cris, Carl and Families,
    I was very shocked to hear of Your Dear Husband, Father, Grandfather and my sweet Cousin’s death. I have the fondest memories of Dave, what a kind and wonderful man, just like his father before him. We had wonderful times at the family reunions.
    Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this very sad time in your lives – May his sweet smile stay in your hearts forever.
    Much Love to ALL of YOU !
    Cindy, Frank, Michael & Mallory

  8. Michelle on January 31st, 2010 6:48 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. It may seem all is lost with your loved one’s lost yet may these words found at Revelation 21:4 be a source of comfort and solace during this difficult time that says, “And he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May God continue to give you the strength and courage to endure your sorrow. Please accept my condolences and sympathy for your loss.

  9. Cathy (and Nick) Nichols on February 7th, 2010 6:05 pm

    Dear Mel,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget the hospitality and graciousness of “Captain Dave.” He positively made the day for our boys, taking them out on Lake Erie all those many years ago in Marblehead on his prized boat, and then helping them to catch their first fish.

    What a wonderful gift he left behind in this world raising, with you, four beautiful, intelligent and thoughtful children. His legacy will live on in them and all the important lessons he taught them. You are left with the memories of times Dave and you shared together and with the knowledge that you enriched each other. “Captain Dave” made the world a more interesting place and will not be forgotten.

    God bless you.

    Cathy, Nick, Matt and Billy Nichols

  10. Tim Morgan on June 28th, 2010 10:07 am

    I just found out about Davy’s passing and I would like to send his family my condolence I had rented the cottage off Dave many times and was always a pleasure talking with him while we were there.

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