KELLIE A. RADFORD. AGE 59. Passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family after a courageous battle. Beloved daughter of the late Russ and Patricia. Loving sister of the late Connie Beres (Mike deceased), Pat (Kim), Terry (Cheryl), Robert (Jasminka), and the late Mark. Dear aunt of Mike Beres (Rimma), Laura Rose (Mike), Matt Beres (Mandy), Tim Beres, Kyle Radford, Evan Radford, Sam Radford, Erik Radford, and Tom Radford. Great aunt of Michael, Brianna, Alex, Matthew, Carter, Alana, Mason, Naomi, and Jack and cousin to the Reddy’s, friend to many. In lieu of flowers, donations recommended to The American Cancer Society, the Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice, or a charity of your choice. Unanimously one of a kind and a light in everyone’s life that knew her. As a tribute to Kellie please join us in wearing something Disney or Mickey Mouse.
VISITATION MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH FROM 2-8PM AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA, OH 44129. PLEASE JOIN THE FAMILY AT CHURCH FOR THE MEMORIAL MASS AT ST. THOMAS MORE AT 12:30PM ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST. INTERMENT HOLY CROSS CEMETERY.
Messages of Condolence
My heart goes out to her whole family. I loved Kellie’s laugh & she brought light & love to everyone she met go rest in peace my friend
I am so deeply sorry to hear of Kellie’s passing. She was a truly wonderful spirit with the hugest heart. Her love and passion for her family, friends, food and Disney knew no bounds. I feel so blessed to have worked with her and known her! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kellie will be greatly missed! She lived a life filled with kindness and gifted those around her with humor and a caring heart. I did not know her for a long time, but I am grateful to have spent some time with her.
Rest in peace Kellie
Kellie was the best – whether hustling to make all of our lives easier at Nestle, telling us stories of taking her nephews to Disney (super jealous), or just listening to a random complaint – she was always so caring. She will be missed.
Kellie was one of the most caring people I have been honored to have in my life. Whenever I heard her wonderful laugh, I would immediately smile or laugh as well. Kellie gave her brother Mark such perfect and loving care. Kellie was always so MUCH FUN to be around. I am so thankful that she became the Culinary Coordinator of the Culinary Center at Nestle. Kellie is a HUGE part of why the Culinary Team was the best team at Nestle. Because Kellie was such a kid at heart, I so enjoyed baking her Birthday cakes. A kelly green snowball cake for our almost St. Pat’s girl, a cake filled with candy (I will never forget the look on Kellie’s face when she cut the cake-pure glee), and a Peeps delight absolutely covered with Peeps (I think we even lit some of the Peeps as candles) are a few of my favorites. We all have such wonderful memories of loving and caring Kellie which are helping us get through this most difficult loss in our lives. Rest In Peace dearest Kellie. I love you, and the memories you have blessed all of us with.
Im so sorry for this loss. She was beautiful inside and out. Im sure she is in Heaven!
Kellie will be so missed! As the other notes mention, she was an absolute joy to work with and joy to be around. She was so incredibly caring. Her face would light up when she spoke about her family and it was so abundantly clear how much she loves them. May she rest in peace.
I’m stunned by this news. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have known Kellie from my days working with her when I joined Nestle and when we were working in Solon together. She will be sorely missed by us all.
I am so sorry to hear about Kellie’s passing. She was an awesome person and full of life!! I would love to hear about the stories of her nieces and nephews and taking them to Disney. We all were truly blessed to know her and have her in our lives for such a short time period. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I’m so sorry for the loss of you. You will truly be missed, at Nestle’s. You made so many people laugh. You were the glue that kept, all these Chef’s together. 2 big things I’ll never forget about Kelly are: Mickey Mouse and Peeps! Kelly, I truly love you and will miss you!
It is with a sad heart that Kellie is no longer with us but I know she is smiling down from above. I am a cousin of the Smith family and I literally watched Kellie grow up, She was always smiling and had such a kind heart. She will be missed.
Jolie Annen Nolan
Beres Family: Your Aunt Kellie truly was, and continues to be, a light in this world. The way she loved her family & friends was beautiful and inspiring. May all your incredible memories together bring you comfort. We are holding you close to our hearts and wishing you peace. We will remember Aunt Kellie always.
Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your beloved Kellie. I am so thankful that I got the opportunity to know Kellie over the past year. I was diagnosed with cancer last February and as soon as Kellie heard, she reached out. She was a constant morale support, checking in frequently to see how I was doing and to make sure I was staying hydrated! Every time I saw her, she pushed a bottle of Essentia water into my hand. I trust the wonderful memories you have of Kellie will help you through this difficult time.
Kellie was truly one of a kind and she will be dearly missed. I always enjoyed working with her. She always brought her true self to the office and enriched our lives with her sense of humor and her caring nature. My deepest sympathies to her family, who I know meant the world to her.
Deepest sympathy to a very special family.
Always wishing you the best.
John Vrsansky, Jr.
Kelly was a beautiful soul. Her infectious smile will truly be remembered and missed.
Kellie was one of the nicest and sweetest neighbors we’ve ever had. We were sorry to hear of her passing. Our condolences are with her family and friends.
Kellie and I went to High School together 40+ years ago. Although we did not keep in touch over the years until fairly recently, she was always such a loving and caring woman with a great smile! My deepest sympathies to her family and friends who I know meant the world to her. So thankful to have been able to visit with her recently..RIP Kellie.
I am truly sad to hear that Kellie past, she was the most caring and kind person , no matter what she was always ready to listen to you and help anyway she could , Heaven has gained a special Angel . May you Rest In Peace Kellie
Kellie was always so awesome to work with on many Nestle projects. Always quick to solve a problem for our sales team with a great smile and humor. We had some epic laughs at sales meetings dealing with product mishaps and all that comes with putting on live culinary events. Beyond that, she always showed so much compassion for our family by asking about my son who was battling his own medical challenges. What a trooper! Heaven got a lot stronger this week!
I am deeply sorry to hear about Kellie’s passing. She was always kind and loving to everyone she met. Her laugh was contagious and I will always remember her zest for life. Rest in peace dear friend
Dolly O’Connell (Schumacher) was Patsy’s best friend from high school – St Stephen. Dolly knew all of the Radford children from birth, and Dolly and Gene (Rorak) were very close friends of Russ and Patsy.
Kellie was so kind to Dolly in the last 20 years, making sure she was able to attend Patsy’s parties and welcoming her to any family event.
Dolly saw Mark often and praised Kellie constantly for her unending care for Mark. We were so pleased to see Patsy whenever we could.
We extend our heartfelt love to the Radford family for being a part of ours. Rest in heaven, Kellie.
To the entire Radford family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Thank God for memories ,because they last a life time.
Always remember the smiles and the laughs.
Stay strong keep smiling the way you’re Aunt Kellie would want.
Mac and Denise McGuire
Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Kellie. She was such a wonderful and kind person with the best sense of humor. I consider it a privilege to have known and laughed with her so many times while I worked at Nestle. She has left me with many wonderful memories to reflect back on. May God bless Kellie, and all of her family and friends during this difficult time. ❤️
Kellie taught me so much in my early years at Nestle! We travelled to NYC together for a work event and I will never forget how she made everyone laugh while also keeping up with everyone’s demands! She always made sure to slide a plate to the shy people in the back of the crowd! She saw everyone in the room, that was her gift. We bonded over caring for family members, as her and I both had a brother with very similar situations. I will miss seeing Kellie in the office, but her spirit will be with us! Sending lots of love and prayers to all who will miss Kellie!
I was just looking for my Aunt’s obituary and saw that Kelly passed away. I am so sad to find this out. My condolences to the entire family.