Elaine Ryder, 89, of Strongsville and formerly of Russell Township, passed away June 10, 2013. She was born April 19, 1924.
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Elaine was an avid gardener. She devoted herself to the love of her life, her late husband George Ryder, a former Shaker Heights Police Officer.
She owned and operated Elaine's Delicatessen off of St. Clair Ave. in Cleveland for 16 years, later retiring and becoming a homemaker.
Survivors include daughter, Debbie (Steve) Kus; grandson, Steven Kus; sister, Yolanda (Otto) Mauch; brother, Emil (Nancy) Walentik; sister-in-law, Patricia Walentik; many loving nieces and nephews; and dear caregiver, Norma Blachowski
She was preceded in death by husband, George H.; parents, John and Anna (nee Ondus) Walentik; sisters, Adele Yelsik and Bea Fejes; and brothers, John and Walter Walentik
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Church of Saint Anselm, 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. The Rev. Thomas Sweany will officiate and Interment will follow the service at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
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Published in www.News-Herald.com on June 13, 2013