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03/07/2014 - |
Karen Irene Grasser, age 71, of Chardon Twp., OH, died on Friday, March 7, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Karen was born in Cleveland, OH, on Sept. 17, 1942. She was a graduate of John Marshall High School, Class of 1960, and married her high school sweetheart, Bruce H. Grasser, on Dec. 29, 1961, at the Christ Methodist Church in Cleveland, OH. Karen worked as the Front Office Manager for Dr. James J. Caine DDS in Chardon, for 25 years.
Her hobbies included walking, golfing, shopping, cooking and baking, and she took a special interest in her grandchildren's lives. She enjoyed vacationing in the Adirondacks for the past 44 years and also in Ft. Myers Beach at the Waterside.
Karen is survived by her husband Bruce; son, Charles Grasser of Wickliffe; twin daughters, Susan (James) Aveni of Concord Twp., and Shelly Tommasone of Mentor; 5 grandchildren, Joseph, Jillian, and Michael Aveni, Callen and Nicholas Tommasone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond I. and Rita E. (Harlach) Tatousek.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 10th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St. (On Rt. 44, 500' south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square), Chardon.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Chardon United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 11th, at 11 a.m.
Donations are suggested to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110;
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Published in The News-Herald from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2014
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