GAINES, Ernie Arthur

GAINES, Ernie Arthur

ERNIE ARTHUR GAINES. Age 95. Beloved husband of Bernadine (nee Hornak). Loving father of Timothy, Bruce (Pamela), Judith Soroczak (Dennis), Patricia Estok (Steven), and Barbara Slater (Jeffrey). Beloved grandfather of Kristen Orosz (Alex), Matthew Soroczak (Mary), Jacob Gaines, Heather Washington, Danielle Soroczak, Megan Cummins (Michael), Nichole Slater, James Soroczak, the late Kalista Slater, Brooke Slater, Lana and Sydney Estok. Dear brother of the late Marie Matyasevich. Loved by all who knew him.

VISITATION TUES. 1/17 FROM 4-8PM AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, Oh 44129. FUNERAL MASS WED. 1/18 AT 10AM AT ST. FRANCIS DESALES. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to YMCA Greater Cleveland and St. Francis DeSales Holy Name Society. To offer condolences visit

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  1. Toni and Gerry Soroczsk on January 14th, 2023 2:29 pm

    Our sincere prayers condolences to the Gaines Family. He was a special person loved by all and had a great sense of humor and wit. We will all miss his jokes! He really had a long and happy and blessed life.

  2. dan milliman on January 14th, 2023 3:36 pm

    ernie will be greatly missed by all of us.many great memories from the past

  3. Debbie Milliman on January 14th, 2023 3:38 pm

    To my favorite uncle and godfather. I will miss you and all of the great times you provided to us all growing up. What a great life you have lead, My prayers and thoughts with Aunt Bernie and your family.

  4. Cindy Lang on January 15th, 2023 9:58 am

    Mom and I wanted to offer what words we can to say how sad this news was. Your Dad certainly made an impression on our lives, and we’re so very grateful our paths crossed for so many years. He was such a good soul. May God hold him in the Hollow of His hand

  5. Paul Sandly on January 15th, 2023 1:56 pm

    Sorry for your loss I could remember all the basketball skills Coach Gaines taught Bruce and I at our times at St: Francis de Sales his wisdom I still cherish. I will remember him always as a friend and a coach. Prayers for the family

  6. Kim Costic on January 16th, 2023 12:53 pm

    Megan, I so very sorry for the loss of your grandfather. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  7. Jim Spetz on January 17th, 2023 6:45 pm

    I’m very sorry for this difficult time you and your family are experiencing, Judy. My thoughts are with you.

  8. John Majka on January 18th, 2023 8:53 am

    Ernie was an incredible man. He touched so many lives in his time on earth. Loved his family more than anything. He will truly be missed. Thanks Ernie for all you did for St. Francis De Sales and the Holy Name Society.

  9. Jim and Pat Slater on January 18th, 2023 6:46 pm

    We will always remember Earnie as a great friend and will miss him dearly. He had a great life and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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