FORTELKA, Lynn C. Age 59. Beloved wife of Donald.  Loving mother of Adam (Kristy) and Kelly (Jay). Loving nana of Kailyn and Kaden. Dear sister of Ruth Sobel (deceased).  Beloved aunt. Dear sister-in-law of Jody. 

Memorial service, Friday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. at THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Snow and Ridge), PRECEDED BY VISITATION FROM 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

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  1. Kristy Cifranic on May 23rd, 2012 4:04 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to my dear friend Kelly and her family at this hard time!

  2. Judy on May 23rd, 2012 4:59 pm

    So sorry to hear about Lynn. Knew her when we worked together at Parma Hosp. SNF. Prayers for all of you.

  3. David Mealey on May 23rd, 2012 8:40 pm

    Adam and Family Please know you are in our prayers and we are sorry for your loss!

  4. Johanna Pagan on May 24th, 2012 7:10 am

    I am so sorry for your lost. I can’t say that I know what you are going through but I can imagine. I pray to God to keep you and your family together and at peace at this moment.


  5. Barb Vancs on May 24th, 2012 7:12 am

    I am very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in your time of grief. You and your family are our thoughts and prayers.-Barb

  6. Corey Wilson on May 24th, 2012 7:22 am

    Adam, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  7. Susan Hickey on May 24th, 2012 7:37 am

    Dear Donny, Adam and Kelly,
    I was so saddened to hear of Lynn’s death. I am asking Jesus to comfort you all in ways that you can’t begin to imagine, He is faithful so I pray that you can turn to Him and seek His peace and comfort at this very hard time. I have been reflecting back on my 35 year friendship with Lynn and I count her as a very precious gift in my life, and only wish that we had spent more time together in these last few years. I loved working with Lynn and having her as a friend and I will miss her so very much. Our family is praying for you all and sending you much love. In His loving and merciful grip, Sue and Terry Hickey and family

  8. Geoffrey Trapani on May 24th, 2012 8:04 am

    I work with Adam and want to wish him and the family our sincere condolences. You are in our prayers and we are so very sorry for your loss.

  9. Tim Lea on May 24th, 2012 8:39 am

    Dear Don,

    I’m very sad to hear of your loss. May God bring you peace and comfort as you grieve.

    Tim Lea

  10. Mary Robinson on May 24th, 2012 11:31 am

    To the Family of Lynn, my Heartfelt condolence go’s out to you. Lynn will surely be missed’ she was my Supervisor one of the Best. Again my Prayers go out to you.

  11. Mim Shaffer on May 24th, 2012 12:27 pm

    Mr. Fortelka, Lynn was a lovely woman and she truly cared about her patients. I had the pleasure of working with her at Laurelwood for a brief time. She told the funniest stories about her time with VNA. I hope she knows how much I liked her.

  12. Sacheen Dunn-Ford on May 24th, 2012 1:15 pm

    It was a pleasure to have known your wife and mom. My condolences to the Fortelka family. May God bless you and comfort you during your time of grief.


  13. Howard Karr on May 24th, 2012 5:11 pm

    Coach, on behalf of myself, my daughter Angela, and my sons Brian, Andrew and Anthony, we wish to offer our sincerest condolences on your great loss.

  14. Sherri Rounds on May 24th, 2012 5:17 pm

    Adam and family,
    She closed her eyes and woke up in God’s arms. Peace and love to you all.

  15. Terry & Mary Jo Daley on May 24th, 2012 6:30 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family

  16. Cheryl Janison on May 24th, 2012 8:23 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

  17. The Martella Family on May 24th, 2012 9:49 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Sympathy,
    The Martella Family

  18. Irene Shulga on May 24th, 2012 10:44 pm

    Words alone cannot express our deep sympathy on the untimely death of your beloved wife, mother, grandmother. Lynn was a very kind person and we miss her very much.

    Irene Shulga, M.D.

  19. Francis Edwards on May 25th, 2012 4:11 am

    Dear Donald & Family. Lynn will truly be miss by me, what a great lady, friend and co worker. Beside all that she was a great Suppervisor. you do not: and can not fine too meny people like her on this earth, may she rest in peace, comfort to you and you family,all prays go out to you”ll. I will always keep her in my heart.
    (hugs always) Francis Edwards&

  20. Daphne Jeffries on May 25th, 2012 7:15 am

    To the Fortelka family, I want to send my heart-felt condolences to you. She will remain with you in your thoughts and memories and bring comfort in your time of need. Her spirit will be strong and present and remind you of love and the strong bond you share.

  21. Jeff & Gail Calabrese on May 25th, 2012 8:19 am

    So sorry for your loss of Lynn. We will pray for your family’s comfort at this very sad time. Know that we are thinking of you.

  22. Joan Lavery on May 25th, 2012 9:17 am

    Please accept my sincere sympathy upon the loss of your beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Lynn,

    Joan Lavert

  23. Saundra Larkins on May 25th, 2012 10:04 am

    Lynn was a great person to work with, very loving and kind. She will be greatly missed. The entire Fortelka family is in my prayers and I send my deepest sympathy.

  24. Don Bazzo on May 25th, 2012 1:31 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  25. Larry Hoon on May 26th, 2012 6:12 am

    I do not believe I had ever had the pleasure of meeting your wife. We are praying that God will get you through this.

  26. Mary Anne Melnik on May 26th, 2012 10:49 pm

    To The Fortelka Family…..From working with Lynn (PCGH) and Donny (Coaching my Boys)….From OUR FAMILY to YOURS….We are all so sorry for your loss….The MELNIKS……

  27. sam mortaro on May 27th, 2012 5:54 pm

    coach, gina and i wanted to let you know how sorry we are on hearing that your wife had passed away. our deepest condolences to you and your family. don you are in our thoughts and prayers. may god bless and watch over you don.

  28. Jessica Henderson on May 29th, 2012 10:59 pm

    Please accept my condolences. I met Lynn when i started working at the VNA She was a lot of things to many people and will be missed tremendously.You have my deepest sympathy.

  29. Nadia on May 31st, 2018 9:52 am

    To the Fortelka 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 strength in his promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that shows soon there will be no more death, and we can see our loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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