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

WOOD, Josephine D.


Josephine D. WOOD, age 59 aka “Jo, Cina”. Beloved daughter of Donald and Hilda (nee Lamberti). Dearest sister of Thomas and David (Ramona). Dear aunt of Jessica (deceased), Crystal and Adriana Derosett; great aunt of Dominick and Sophia. Devoted mom of her dear yorkie “Darby”. Dear cousin and friend to many.

Memorial Service: Tues. April 16, 7:00 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge). The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 6:00-7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Rd. Parma 44134. To offer condolences visit

Messages of Condolence

  1. Dear Family- I learned today that our dear friend Jo passed. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a good friend of the Williams Co. Humane Society and was very active on the board. She volunteered many hours and gave of her time to all. She will be very missed by me and many others in our community. We loved her very much!

  2. Jo was a neighbor of mine in Bryan. I had a collie named Alex and we would always stop and talk about how much we loved our dogs. I always enjoyed our talks when we would go by each others houses. RIP Jo. I know God will have you helping with the puppies in heaven.
    Sandy Berning

  3. Jo was a great friend to the animals and loved by the humane society. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Kelly Rummel

  4. I am heartbroken to learn that Jo passed away. She was a longtime friend, and my husband Gary and I loved her alot. I had the good
    fortune to work with her at Mattel toys where she managed a doll dept. many years. When she moved to Bryan to work for Ohio Art
    she contacted me to show concepts. We had great success with
    BETTY SPAGHETTY for over 7 years. She brilliantly handled all the developement in China. She came from the Greeting Card Industry
    (we both worked for American Greetings at different times)…and she
    was such a skilled designer. No one was better at one. I loved her playful sense of humor and her compassion for all
    animals was endless. The world has lost a terrific person…
    We will miss her very much. Elonne & Gary

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Jo’s passing.My heart goes out to your family.I miss her since she moved. I didn’t know she was sick.I have good memories of talking to her over the fence as Darby and our dog Brody visited.She was a very caring and nice neighbor.We mostly talked about the dogs but she listened to my hardships and it was nice to be able to share stories about things we had in common.I will miss her.You are in my thoughts and prayers. Val Hagelberger

  6. I had the opportunity to work with Jo at Ohio Art for one brief year. After that time we stayed in touch and I learned a great deal about Jo’s humor and her love for her babies Jake and Darby. I’m positive the reunion with Jakey has been awesome. I feel for little Darby as his Mom adored him and I am sure he is grieving her loss.

    Jo was definitely an advocate for any underdog in our society and that made her special. I was a little blue for a period of time and she said, “Come with me to the humane shelter…there is plenty of love there and they need love too…”

    May you rest in peace my friend. My prayers for your family and your baby boy.

  7. I was so sorry to see that Jo had passed away. I was Jo’s hairdresser in Bryan. I always enjoyed our coversations and the time that we spent together. I have really missed seeing her. My thougths and prayers are with you all.

  8. To Jo’s Family & Friends,

    We are all very sad and our hearts are filled with grief. I hope we can find some comfort in knowing that Jo is loved by many people and will forever be in our hearts. I worked with Jo at Mattel many years ago and more recently at Ohio Art. She was a wonderful, talented, creative, and kind person who loved her little Yorkie like a child. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

    In Loving Memory & Celebration of Jo’s Life,

    Debra St. Pierre

  9. I was deeply saddened to hear of Jo’s passing. I worked for and with Jo for many years at The Ohio Art Company. She was a very good friend and lovely person. Her passion for her work and her dedication to product excellence was inspiring. Her compassion for all she believed in and all she loved had no bounderies. She will be greatly missed. I loved being her friend. Elena

  10. Dear Family of Jo,
    It is with great sarrow that we send our condolences. Jo has been a long time client with her beloved yorkies, and just as long a dear friend. The loss of her friendship will be missed as we morn with you. She has been a loyal client, and a dedicated volenteer in support of animals at the Humane Society. Jo shared many holiday meals and social events with our enitre family . She will be dearly missed.
    Our Love and prayers are with you
    Dr. Bob & Sammy Woodgeard

  11. Jo was my boss at Ohio Art and taught me so much about the toy industry, but it was not until we were both laid off that I actually got to know the real Jo. She became a dear friend to me and my whole family who now all profoundly feel this loss. I am so glad I got to know her, experience her sharp wit, and see firsthand her love for all of God’s creatures.
    Jo was infectious with her care for others, she would call me and before I knew what was happening she had me volunteering to help out too! My prayers go out to her family that they may be comforted in knowing Jo was a wonderful caring lady missed by all.

  12. Dear Family of Jo,
    I was very sad to hear from my sister, Elonne Dantzer of Jo’s
    passing. I did work for her on the Betty Spaghetty line and I was
    always impressed with her professionalism and fun sense of
    humor. We both shared a love of animals and I loved her stories
    about Jake. May the love your family and Jo shared be a source
    of strength to you at this time.
    My deepest sympathies to each of you.
    Marlene Dantzer

  13. No words can say how much I will miss Jo…who have me Hank, our Yorkie. Dearest friend, we loved you so much. To Jo’s family we send out love.

    Helen and John

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jo at Hasbro in the 1980s. She was a pleasure to work with and for. I am sure she is greatly missed.

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