Elsie Josephine GAWRY (nee Daschner), age 90. Passed away peacefully at home on May 20, 2022 surrounded by her children. Elsie was predeceased by her loving husband, Edward F. Gawry Jr., and dear brother, Joseph Daschner. She was the loving mother of Mark Gawry, Martin Gawry (Jon) and Ann Marie Krahe (Chris), and beloved grandmother of Edward, Veronika, and Allison Krahe.
Elsie was a homegrown Clevelander, taking great pride in her city. She proudly wore her Red Coat as a volunteer usher at Playhouse Square which fed her passion for live theater. She was an avid reader and a lover of libraries. She enjoyed travel and encouraged her children to do the same. Elsie was a generous soul, always willing to lend a helping hand, a hearty meal, or a warm bed to those in need.
VISITATION, TUESDAY, MAY 24, 4-8 PM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. (BETWEEN SNOW & RIDGE ROADS). FUNERAL MASS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 11:00 AM, ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH, 5891 RIDGE RD. PARMA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Elsie’s name can be made to Playhouse Square Foundation or The Cleveland Public Library
Messages of Condolence
Dear cousin Elsie, a trip down memory lane to the shows we attended at the Playhouse, the enjoyed visits to your home that included delicious dinners (what a great cook you were) with family and friends and cocktails, and your visit to Florida! Rest now in peace.
Love, Barbara Ann
Dear Gawry Family,
So sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your mom was a wonderful lady and great friend to my parents. I have many, many fond memories of not only her, but of your dad abs all of you. I know our parents are up in heaven talking and laughing.
Mary Rose (Finding) Nischwitz
Wish I could have known you better and longer than I did, but have a lasting wonderful impression of the person I was able to know.
Dear Mark, Marty, and Ann Marie,
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Your mom was a wonderful lady and I have so many fond memories of her. She always made me feel so welcome when I was at your house. Heaven has gained another angel.
My deepest sympathy to my extended family and relatives of Aunt Elsie. Oh how I miss the day`s when my Dad would take us to Cleveland to visit Aunt Elsie when I was a young lad. I also miss when she would come and visit my Mother during the 4th of July get together here in Michigan. Great memories, Rest in peace Aunt Elsie, Love Steve
My condolences to you and your family. We God continue to comfort you during this trying time.
My deepest condolence to the family exspecially to Martin, who is the only one I could meet personally in 2000, when I visited the USA and I met Elsie and Martin for the first and only time.
Elsie was a cousind of my mother but they never could meet.
I really was fond of her life and all what she was doing in these days while I met her and was she was telling about. her life.
Gustav (from Austria, second cousin of Martin)
Ron and I offer our deepest sorrow for this incredible lady. Elsie was married to Edward, and I am married to his brother Ron. Elsie was the anchor for the Gawry family. Always ready for a party, gathering to make you feel welcome. This ladies heart was full of love and would do anything for her family. She encouraged them all to travel, see the world, and appreciate other countries, beliefs, and ways of life.
She loved her city, and encouraged family and friends to utilize public transportation, public libraries, and always proud of downtown Cleveland. I loved this lady she was my Red Headed Germany sister in law. Prayers for her family, and all who knew and loved her. ⚜️