SMOLKA, Ellen

In Memorial

SMOLKA, Ellen, age 86.  Beloved daughter of the late Charles and Christine Smolka.  Dear sister of the late Chuck Smolka.  Loving soul mate of David Guzak.  Former Executive Assistant to the President of the Bank of Chicago before retiring.  Ellen was born in Cleveland and spent her retirement in Vero Beach, FL.  She will be missed by many. 

Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Ridge & Snow) MONDAY MORNING FROM 9:00-10:30 a.m

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  1. Donna Gareis on January 25th, 2015 12:28 pm

    Dear Linda & Jimmy

    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your closest relative cousin Ellen, you both were her only remaining family. I know you both will miss her dearly. We could tell her visit in July was such joy for her, that you meant the world to each other. She was constantly mentioning you both as her dearest and only relatives. She brought pics of your mom & aunt, all of your dear memories, She thought the world of you both. After her brother passed away you all became closer. Once he passed away she was grateful you were always on teh phone together, You brought her great joy as she did to you both.
    Much sympathy
    Love donna, chuck, lloyd, heather and the girls.

  2. Nancy on January 25th, 2015 8:15 pm

    Ellen and her brother chuck were my cousins, on my mothers side.
    Last time I saw her I was 10 yrs old, watched her play the piano she always loved at her home. I am now in my 70’s.
    Most of my family has passed, out of 8 children, only my brother and I.
    Ellen moved to Chicago many years ago, and we lost track.
    May she rest in peace.

  3. Nancy on January 25th, 2015 8:18 pm

    She was my cousin on my mothers side. May she rest in peace.

  4. Audrey Brown on January 26th, 2015 8:23 am

    To the family, sorry for your loss. May Gods word the bible along with family and friends provide comfort and support, during your time of sorrow to help ease some of the pain. Jehovah God hates death, he views death as an enemy. 1 Corinthians 15:26 says: “He will bring the enemy death to nothing” his son Jesus Christ said at John 5:28,29 “Do not be amazed at this, because all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out” so we have a promise and a hope of seeing our love ones again.

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