Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


Olga Gocek (nee Kopystynsky) age 95 passed away peacefully June 19 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of James (Connie) Gocek, Diana (John) Lawson, Janis Gocek, Denise Ulloa, Laura (Patrick) Royer, and Renee (Martin) Rodriguez.  Loving grandmother of David (Jennifer) Gocek, Elizabeth (Matthew) Glassman, Brian Lawson, Christine Lawson, Eric (Laura) Rodriguez, Julianne Rodriguez, Melanie Rodriguez, Christopher Royer, Alyssa Royer, Shawn (Kent) Owen, Mike (Lisa) Henry, and the late Mary and Julie Gocek; great-grandmother of Alex Lawson; David and Sarah Glassman; Lauren, Daniel and Allison Gocek; Henry and Oscar Owen, and Caleb Rodriguez.  Dear sister of the late Anna Fedik (Michael, deceased), John Kopy (Adeline, deceased), Walter Kopystynsky (Irene), and William Kopy (June); aunt and great-aunt of many.

Besides her devotion and love of family, Olga enjoyed her life to the fullest through socializing, crocheting, traveling, Senior Olympics, and bowling.  In recent years at her residence at Huntington Woods, Olga served as president of the Residence and Dietary committees and manager of Grandmas Rummage store. Through her giving nature and constant encouragement and support, she touched the lives of many, and will be dearly missed by all.

Mass of Christian burial: Saturday, June 23 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4170 North Amber Dr., Brooklyn, OH. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park (North Olmsted). VISITATION: FRIDAY, 1–4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m at ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL ROAD, PARMA (between Snow and Ridge).  To offer condolences and sign guestbook visit:


Messages of Condolence

  1. Family,

    May your memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. Thinking of you at this difficult time with sympathy and understanding.

    Sarah King

  2. To the entire Gocek family,
    We would like to express our sincere and loving condolences to each of you. Grandma Olga will surely be missed but Heaven is an even better place today with her arrival. There is no telling what she will get involved in up there! She was a beautiful woman with a wonderful family who loved her very much.

    Our Prayers,
    Susan and Jim Sugar
    Columbus, Ohio

  3. Our deepest prayers and sympathy are with you and your family.
    God bless you with peace, understanding, and happy memories to store in your heart forever.

  4. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family
    God bless you with peace, understanding, and happy memories to store in your hearft forever

  5. So sorry to hear the sad news of your Mother’s passing. We’re sure you can take comfort in knowing she is at peace and resting well.

  6. So sorry to hear of the passing of this dear sweet lady. She will certainly be missed.

  7. Laura, Diana and the entire Gocek family: So sorry to hear the sad news of your Mother’s passing. She truly lived a beautiful life

  8. Sorry to hear of the death of your mother. We know how much she meant to the family. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

  9. Although your Mom didn’t live here at Morningside – it felt as if she was part of our family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  10. So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. May she rest in peace and may your many memories of her last forever.

  11. Our sympathy goes out to the Gocek family on the loss of your Mother. May her time here on earth be remembered fondly.

  12. Sending the Gocek family thoughts of comfort that we hope will help you through this sad time. She was a special friend who always had a smile for us. Our prayers are with you.

  13. I’m so sorry that your Mom has passed away. I hope you all will be comforted knowing that she is resting peacefully and has reunited with her sweetheart! Also remember how proud of you all she was, and that you gave her so much love when she was with us.

  14. Jim…So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. We realize this is a very tough time for you but, know that many Morningside residents have you and Connie in our prayers.

  15. Each of you can be so proud of the wonderful goals that your Mom was able to accomplish. At 95 years of she was a special person in so many lives. Hooray for her. Winning at WII bowling at the age of 94 says so much for her stamina not to mention the fun that her great grandchildren have had in reliving the experience. She was always a sport to try anything. We will miss her dearly.

  16. A remarkable, thoughtful and loving person that I will greatly miss. I had the honor of bringing her the Eucharist every Tuesday and looked forward to spending a few minutes with her each week. She always made me feel special when in reality she was the special one and a true gift from God to those around her. Heaven is truly blessed to have her presence for all eternity. I love you, Olga.

  17. We are very sorry to hear about Olga’s passing. She lived a good long life but it stinks losing a Mother or Grandmother.

    Steve, Julie, Emily, and Erica Rodriguez

  18. My sincere condolences to all who I met at Laura’s shower and wedding. I thought Olga was a very nice lady and I enjoyed talking with he. May her memory be eternal

  19. Rose and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom.
    there is no greater loss then that of a mother and no greater love lost then that oif a mothers.God bless you and your family.

  20. Our prayers are with you and your family. There is no greater love than the love of a mother.

  21. Jim & Connie, Diana, Janis, Denise, Laura and Renee,
    Oh how I’ve thought of your mom since leaving H.W. Stopped in one Sunday after Christmas and she told me how much she still missed your dad and she was looking forward to seeing him again and hoped it would be soon. I’m happy for her but so very sad for you. You were all blessed with such wonderful parents and so very lucky to have had your mom for so long; I lost my mom when I was 19.
    She and your dad are part of my fondest memories; I’m will try to stop by this evening to see all of you and to say “I’ll catch up with you & Ed later” to your mom.
    My condolences to all of you.
    Jann Daniels
    (former employee of H.W.Med.Records)
    PS, I emailed Keith – I’m certain you’ll hear from him. He adored your parents.

  22. My Mom, Mary K. Moffat, was at Huntington Woods and passed away about a year ago. Olga was one of the wonderful people I had the pleasure of getting to know. Her moving into HW with her husband to care for him although she could have still lived independently. It instantly made me admire her. She always was upbeat and someone you could joke with.
    You run across many people in your lifetime, the ones you forget and the ones you never forget. Olga is definitely one of those people I will not forget.
    God Bless You

  23. To the Gocek Family,
    Your mother was a very dear friend of mine, I offer you all my deepest sympathy. We used to be bowling buddies and then we would meet for lunch at EstaBrook afterwards. I have only pleasant memories of her. She will be missed.
    Lois Meyer

  24. I will always remember Olga’s smile and laugh. She was a mighty force in a little body and her presence will be felt by many for a very long time. In your loss, I hope you cherish the many years you had with her, the many memories that you have and the love that surrounds all of you.

    cousin Karen (Kvaska/Pacula) Bourquin

  25. Jim, Dave& Elizabeth, We offer our sympathy to you on the loss of your Mother/Grandmother. She sounds like she was a very special lady that will be sorely missed. Thinking of you,

    Linda & Joe Bukovac

  26. Remember meeting Olga several times at the Gocek’s Strongsville, Ohio home. Great conversationalist. Jim, David and Elizabeth….my condolences. The memories will bring contentment to your solitude.

    Randy Paulenich

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