DEMYAN, Edward J.

DEMYAN, Edward J.

Edward J. DEMYAN, “Ed D” Age 48. Loving fiancee of Mary Kaye Mackulin. Dearest father of Katie, Taylor, and Kalista. Loving son of Frank and the late Dorothy. Dear brother of Francine and the late Joe. Stepfather to be of Paige Mackulin. Dear friend to many. Brooklyn High School Class of 1981, First Team All Ohio Tackle.

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, August 20, 11:00 AM at St. Thomas More Church, preceded by Visitation from 9:30-10:30 AM and Friday from, 2-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge).

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  1. Dennis & Kathy Mackulin on August 17th, 2011 5:04 pm

    Mary Kaye,

    Very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing away.
    We hope you are surrounded by good family and friends during this time of grief and sorrow and in the difficult days ahead.

    You will be in our prayers.


  2. Mike & April Tarka on August 18th, 2011 2:03 am

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Janet, Bob, Collen & Kevin Thiel on August 18th, 2011 6:25 am

    Our sympathies and prayers extend to Mary Kaye, Paige and the family of Ed Demyan. We are saddened by his passing, but know that his love for you will last forever. His example of strength throughout his illness is a lesson for all of us. Mary Kaye, please know that both you and Ed have been an inspiration to us. We pray that your strength and love for Ed will provide comfort for you.

  4. J.D. on August 18th, 2011 7:45 am

    Ed was one of the greatest persons I have ever had the pleasure to know. His persistant smile, pursuit of happiness in everything life has to offer, and the brotherhood of his friendship is something I will always treasure. God bless his children, MaryKaye and friends, and all those who had the pleasure of knowing the great spirit and pleasure Eddie gave to all of us.

  5. Sue & Ray Gravely, & Cris Ottenweller on August 18th, 2011 8:11 am


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  6. MaryKaye Mackulin on August 18th, 2011 8:29 am

    Thank you for the kind words everyone. I was a very, very lucky girl… he picked me! He could have had anyone, he picked me! We had an extraordinary relationship that most people dream about – it was a gift that I will treasure always. Paige and Ed also loved each other very deeply and that was also a relationship that was special beyond words. xoxo MK & Paige

  7. Carolyn, Bob, Christopher & Jackie Seifert on August 18th, 2011 8:52 am

    Our deepest sympathies to Mary Kaye and Paige. Mary Kaye, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

  8. Eloise Bellanca on August 18th, 2011 11:22 am

    Our thoughts and sincere prayers have been with you since we heard of this eventuality. I hope we all can support you past the time when it does not hurt so much. I am getting there, and you will too. Love…

  9. Millie Millsap on August 18th, 2011 1:40 pm

    Marykaye I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family. Take care.

  10. Jay Sutherland on August 19th, 2011 6:39 am

    MK and family,
    I have followed your blog since I saw the story on News Channel 5. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My family went through the ugly battle of Pancreatic Cancer with my uncle from June 2009 – May 2010; I know how ugly it can be. My prayers are with your families and friends in this time, as they have been since I first saw the story. Take care, and may God wrap his arms around you all!

  11. Debbie on August 19th, 2011 9:44 am

    God Bless all of you at this very difficult time. I know your pain, as my husband lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer last year at the age of 44. Know that his suffering is over and he is at peace. My prayers are with you.

  12. Char Webb on August 19th, 2011 11:54 am

    Frannie & MaryKaye,

    I am so sorry to hear about Ed’s passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to you both and your family at this difficult time. I will continue to keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

  13. Maryanna Mileski on August 19th, 2011 7:12 pm

    MaryKaye – You and Ed’s family are in my prayers…We lost a wonderfully gracious & genuine man. Ed, Rest in Peace.

  14. Carole Popow on August 20th, 2011 7:16 pm

    Fran, Pete & I are so sorry that your brother Ed died of the same dread disease that claimed our son Jeff too. Rest assured that Ed has been reunited with your Mom ,Dorothy, & your brother, Joe.. What a happy reunion that must have been! I am so sorry that I was not there in person to console you. But you are part of our family now. Anthony & lisa & the Boys also send you & Ed’s family their condolences.. , Ed was some fighter, having survived way beyond expectations , & living life to the fullest with his beloved Mary Kay & his daughters.

  15. Linda Navara on August 21st, 2011 6:07 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about this. So young!

  16. John Nickels on August 21st, 2011 6:07 pm

    Mary Kaye,
    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. I know you and Paige are heart broken. Your family and friends will be there for your strength and support. You know that we love and care for you and will be there for you. God bless you through these tough times.
    John and Mary Ellen

  17. Judy Mackulin on August 22nd, 2011 9:56 am

    Mary Kaye,

    I cannot tell you how my heart is breaking for you and Paige (& our whole family), he sure was our “Special Ed” and I loved him with all my heart. He will be in our hearts forever. Keep your strengtht up, as Ed would want that. I am so glad you had such a fun filled year starting with the Super Bowl, you were both fighters and such troopers in getting through this horrible desease. I love you lots and keep up the wonderful work you guys started with the PANCAN. Love, Mom

  18. Charlene Woff on August 25th, 2011 3:22 pm

    Mary Kaye,
    I never had the opportunity to meet Ed, but it sounds like he was a terrific guy! I’m very sorry to hear of his passing, and sorry for your, Paige and everyone’s loss. I’ll be praying for you & your family.
    Charlene (Char) Woff

  19. Nadia on August 8th, 2018 8:39 am

    To Mr. Demyan’s family, I’m very sorry for your loss. No matter how much time passes we still feel the loss of our loved ones and view death as God does, an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) May you find comfort and hope in His promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that shows soon there will be no more death, sickness, or pain, and we can see our lost loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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