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




PENNEY M. VAN (nee Salvo). Age 88. Beloved wife of Charles (deceased). Loving mother of Joanne Sherman (Hoot), Charlyn Siebert (Cary), Beverly Rosala (Kevin), Barbara Lajeski (Edward), and Veronica Staimpel (Brett). Dear grandmother of Scott, Matt, Shane, Jason, Sam, Charles, Edward, Holly, Tiffany, and Daniel. Great grandmother of 9. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Family Home.

Funeral Mass Saturday, January 18 at St. Bridget of Kildare at 9:30am. Visitation Friday 4-8 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow).

Messages of Condolence

  1. My first time in Vegas was with Chuck & Penney, a wonderful time spent accompanied by Debbie, Cari & Char. I remember clearly when Penney hit the Jackpot on the Family Feud slot machine….Priceless smile. Wonderful memories. There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories. …R.I.P dear Penney and say hello to Chuck for me.

  2. Dear Van Family –
    Roni Staimpel –
    Deepest Sympathy to you Roni & your Family members in the loss of your beloved Mother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers for healing are with you. Treasure memories only a mother can leave on your hearts. God Bless her and you, till we all meet again one day in heaven.


  3. Joanne and sisters. I saw that your Mom passed away at the Holy Family Home. I remember your Mom as a very kind and loving person. My Mom passed away at the Holy Family Home in 1993. I just wanted to express my condolences to all of you and your Mom will be in my prayers today. Jim Martello

  4. I’m so very sorry to hear about your Mom She’s in a better place. She with my MOM. Another angel went to Heaven. Love : Sherry Rick and Julie. REST IN PEACE PENNY.

  5. Char, I am so sorry for your loss my thought and prayers are with you and your family. I f you need anything just let me know.
    Love you.

  6. Thank you for all the wonderful memories of growing up with you and Mr. Van, as neighbors. Watching your family growing with a bevy of beautiful daughters, and friends, kept the neighborhood alive. Rest with peace, and contentment. And may it have an eternal bingo hall.

  7. thank you for all the wonderful memories of growing up with you and Mr. Van, as neighbors. Watching your family growing with a bevy of beautiful daughters and friends, kept the neighborhood bustling. Rest with peace and contentment. May heaven hold an eternal bingo hall especially for you.

  8. Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved mother.
    Cherish the happy memories.
    With sympathy and faith,
    Madeline and Gary

  9. Sincere condolences to Joanne and your 4 sisters:
    Word of your Mom’s passing just reached me this morning (20 Jan.), bringing back a flood of memories about growing up and coming of age together in our old neighborhood. That was a whole lifetime ago. Your mom’s amazing smile still lingers in my mind. I will always think of her with great affection and deep respect — she was the other mother of 5 daughters on the same block in Parma Hts. Our Moms — Mrs. Van and Mrs. Czech — were SuperMoms! Please accept heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your Mom on behalf of my Mom and my 4 sisters.
    Love, Chris Czech Tirpak.

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