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JECH, Marian F.

JECH, Marian F.

Marian Frances Jech (nee Baker), 94 passed away in the presence of her children on December 10, 2021. Known for her ever-present smile, Marian embraced all she met and befriended those who were shunned, bringing her kindness and optimism into their lives. Preceded in death by her brother George Baker and her husband of 62 years William James Jech. Marian was blessed with 3 children, Marilyn, Adrienne Miller (Skip), and William (Kathy Holliday-Jech); 5 grandchildren, Chip Miller (Beth Siegfried Miller), Dan Miller, James Jech, Margaret Jech, and Natalie Lindquist (Bryan); and three great- grandchildren, Melanie, Kane and Axel Miller. Marian was a Cleveland native, West Tech graduate and life-long artist. She worked at Manning Studios until marriage and taught an art class at the Brooklyn Senior Center. She continued utilizing her talents throughout her lifetime by volunteering for projects at church, creating her own Christmas cards for 40 years, and assisting her son with the occasional overdue high school art project. She painted many portraits by request including her grandson’s favorite, Ozzy Osbourne. Her independence as a strong woman was demonstrated in 1949 when she purchased property in Marblehead Ohio where husband Bill with the help of family, built a cottage from the ground up. The cottage became a family gathering place for over 50 years. Marian and Bill also enjoyed traveling the country in their trailer. Marian had a deep faith and adhered to a lengthy daily prayer ritual. She influenced the spirituality of her nieces and nephews by gathering the extended family on Christmas Eve for church. She organized many excursions for her kids, their friends and extended family to the beach, zoos, amusement parks and downtown Cleveland to shop and view Christmas windows. When Marian moved on to residential living, she made it a point to immediately memorize the names of her neighbors. Her patience was infinite, her glass always full, and her prayers all-inclusive. SERVICE ARE PRIVATE. A public memorial service will be held at some time in the future. If desired, donations may be made to Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, 4515 Superior Ave, Cleveland OH, 44103. To offer condolences visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. May God comfort your family at this time of loss. Your mom had a full and interesting life. It is sad to lose someone from our prayer chain but we take comfort knowing they are with Jesus now.

    Sincerely, Debby Voldrich (D.M.L.)

  2. Marian was such a sweet talented lady i have one of her works of art she gave to lois hopple she joins lois and my friend carolyn barstow in heaven so sorry for the loss for her family and her friends. rest in peace.

  3. Dear Marilyn Adi, and Will: I’m so sorry for your loss, and so grateful to have known Marian. She was a blessing to so many. We have a couple GS Christmas ornaments she made which we’ll hang on our tree with thanks for the wonderful woman of faith who fashioned them. Rest eternal grant her, O God, and may light perpetual shine upon her. The obituary was perfect.

  4. To the Jech family: As a former teacher at Brooklyn High, it was a privilege to have known Mrs. Jech and her husband. They were gracious and supportive parents who cared deeply about their kids and all of the students of Brooklyn High. May she rest with the Lord. May God bring comfort to all of you.

  5. Marian was a dear friend of mine. We met while she was @ Liberty I
    We had many conversations over the years. For a few years I would come to eat with her and her friends @ the table in the dining room then we would retire to her room and visit for sometimes 2 hours.
    She made it a point to memorize all the names of her neighbors. I loved the stories of her life in Cleveland and the events that she got into there. She dearly loved her family and talked often about them.
    Over the years it was as though I was part of the family and the story.
    Thank you for letting me be a part of Marian’s Life

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