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Cecilia M. (nee Dravetsky/Dravet) Sysak

Cecilia M. Sysak, 98, of Willowick, passed away June 11, 2013, at the Jefferson Health Care Center. Born Nov. 1, 1914, in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of John and Mary (nee Steigauf) Dravetsky.
Cecilia was caretaker to many who blessed those around her with fantastic baking, cooking and all around hospitality. She enjoyed playing games, especially checkers, cards and bingo, as well as being an avid bird lover and watcher. She had a vast collection of angels, indicative of her deep faith, beliefs and dedication to her church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; and was the last of 16 brothers and sisters.
Cecilia is survived by her children, Christine (Jerry) Hrapko of Chardon and Stanley J. (Patricia) of Tennessee; grandchildren, Vicky (Brandy) Whisler, Amy, Marcy and Stanley Sysak III, Ryan (Caroline) El-Khoury and Samir (Ashley) El-Khoury; and great-grandchildren, Willow and Hayden Whisler and Autumn El-Khoury.
She was loved and supported by numerous extended family and friends in New York, Florida and Indiana.
A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Church of St. Mary, 401 North St., Chardon, OH. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Feed My People Inc., an outreach ministry of the community to help those in need, donations can be sent to P.O. Box 82, Chardon, OH 44024.
Cremation by the Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com
Published in The News-Herald on Sept. 26, 2013
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