Patricia Ann Cesen Zele, 78, of Painesville, passed away Dec. 23, 2013, at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township, surrounded by her loving family.
Born Sept. 17, 1935, in Painesville, the daughter of Robert and Mary Jopko was a devoted wife to Joseph Zele for the last 25 years.
Pat was a 1953 graduate of Madison High School. She was an accomplished musician who taught piano and accordion lessons for over 30 years and retired from J.C. Penney in 1996.
Pat was a member of SNPJ Lodge 355. She spent many happy times playing her button box and accordions for friends and family; she truly deserved her title of "Best Little Entertainer." The many memories of Pat, like her many songs, live on in our hearts.
She leaves behind husband, Joseph; children, Michael (Sonja-Chom) Cesen, Deborah Bucar and Phillip (Kathleen) Cesen; grandchildren, Nicole and Nathan Bucar, and Michelle and John Cesen; sister, Dolores (Dave) Bailey; brother, William "Tiny" (Barb) Jopko; and many nieces and nephews.
Pat was preceded in death by her first husband, John Cesen in 1984; parents, Robert and Mary; and brother, Robert (Joan) Jopko.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Township. Final resting place will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
Obituary may be viewed online at www.behmfuneral.com.