Vivian A. “Vivs” CALDWELL (nee Wilczenski), Age 70. Beloved wife of the late John R. Dearest mother of Agnes I. Caldwell-Wilson, PhD (Timothy Wilson), Robert A., and Ellen M. Beloved aunt /mom of Victoria M. Renz. Loving Mamaw of Abigail Rosemary, Owen Robert, and Robert Ian. Dear sister of Aloysius Martin (Judy), Bernard John (Pat), Barbara Sarkissian, Noel (Denise), Rose Buccini (Mike), and the late Sylvia, Edward, Ruth, Myra, and Bernadette. Beloved sister-in-law of Helen Kelly and Thomas Mulcahy. Dear aunt and friend to many. The family would like to thank the staff of Seasons of Life Hospice and suggest memorial donations to them as well.

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, January 24, 9:30 AM at St. Bridget of Kildare Church.

Visitation: Sunday, 1-3 and 5-7 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge). To offer online condolences please visit

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  1. Suzanne Blair on January 21st, 2011 10:54 am

    We will all miss you Aunt VIV. You were truly a inspiration, and a one of a kind. I take comfort in knowing that you are with our Lord and Savior. I can only imagine the parties in Heaven with you and Uncle John, and all of our loved one’s. I know Sierra is right by your side enjoying your big hugs, and kisses.

    You had a way to brighten a room. I will miss our conversations, and your dear friendship. I always looked forward to hearing about your travels, and sharing about our lives. You were not only a great Aunt, but a super friend. I miss you dearly, but know that is selfish. You had taught me better. I am so proud and greatful to have had you as my Aunt.

    To Ellie, Robbie, and Agnes your Mom meant so much to so many. Her strength and kindness shows in all three of you. My prayers are with all of you.


    Suzanne Blair

  2. Constance Anna Pokorny on January 21st, 2011 12:31 pm

    Aunt Viv was an exceptionally kind woman. Although I met her only a couple years ago, she was always filled with vitality and warmth. She never failed to make me feel welcome in her home, and among the family. Her own happiness seemed to flood outward and affect those around her, casting light on even the saddest of hearts, I’m sure. Sweet Viv is resting in peace now, and I can only hope it’s in a place as beautiful as her own garden.

  3. Lauren & Derek Shinaberry on January 21st, 2011 1:25 pm

    Agnes, we are so sorry for your loss. Though I only met you mom a few times, I feel I know her through all your stories in college. I know what a special relationship you and Vivs had and I know that will live on in your own special relationship with Abbie and Owie.

  4. Joanna Curran on January 21st, 2011 2:26 pm

    Ellie (& family)-
    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Jerome Brewer on January 22nd, 2011 8:43 am

    To the Caldwell Family:
    My name is Jerome Brewer, while reading the paper the other day I noticed your family has recently lost a loved one and I wanted to extend my condolences to your family. Having lost my mom I wanted to share with you scriptures from the Bible that helped me and will also help your family in their time of need. Revelation 21:3-5 helped me to appreciate that Jehovah God will not let this “system of things” which includes pain mourning outcry and one of mankind greatest enemies death to go on much longer. He will do away with all these things that cause so much misery. John 5:28-29 says that Jesus as king of his father’s kingdom will “call out” those in the memorial tombs to a resurrection of life on a “paradise earth “ where no one will ever say again” I am sick” Isaiah 33:24. Now isn’t that such a wonderful thing to look forward to?! Mankind will carry out Jehovah God’s original purpose to live forever on a restored earth, the former things will be done away with. So I hope this brought your family comfort as these Bible truths have brought myself comfort in the fact that we will see our loved ones again, with us all being made new physically and more important spiritually on earth. And please know that Jehovah God along with his son Jesus” comfort us in all tribulation with their tender mercies”. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. If you want to know more about the wonderful things Jehovah God has in store for mankind, please contact the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Again I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Jerome Brewer

  6. Marianne Schrecengost on January 22nd, 2011 3:38 pm

    Dear Ellen, Rob & Agnes: You have my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady and will be deeply missed. You are in my prayers and thoughts. May the Lord watch over all of you in the days and weeks to come.

    With sincere sympathy and love,
    Marianne Schrecengost

  7. Amy, Shawn and Kellan Kerger on January 22nd, 2011 11:00 pm


    Your smile, your laugh, your hugs and your love and kindness will be missed by all who were blessed to know you and love you. You were an inspiration to many and Grandma Vivs to us! Thank you for all your love. Our lives have been touched and better for having you in our lives.

    Ag, Ellie, and Rob,

    We know how hard this time is but take comfort in each other and know your Mom loved you so much and lives on in each of you! We pray for you all and love you all!

    Amy, Shawn and Kellan Kerger

  8. Steve and Chris Kane on January 23rd, 2011 1:00 pm

    Ellie Mae we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Since we are unable to attend in person , we just wanted you to know that we can feel your pain and hurt along with you . if there is anything we can do to help you through this tough time , please let us know . we are thinking of you , and as always , value your friendship .

  9. Ann and Don Theis on January 24th, 2011 2:32 pm

    Ag, we are thinking of you. I was so saddened when I heard the news today. It’s hard to lose so special a person. Please let us help if you need anything.

  10. Virgil Renz on July 31st, 2012 6:12 pm

    Not a day goes by that I don’t miss my aunt Viv’s. I loved to hear her laugh and talk about Czarnina!

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