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Mary Ellen Blaha

1960 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Mary Ellen Blaha Obituary
Mary Ellen Blaha, age 50, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, while riding with her husband Joe, something she always enjoyed.
She was born June 20, 1960, in Cleveland, the daughter of Fred and late Lucy (Smith) Giel. She married Joseph P. Blaha July 17, 1982.
Mary was a RN at University Hospital Geauga Medical Center, where she was nurse coordinator for Cancer Center and Patient Navigator supporting cancer patients.
She was a volunteer firefighter for Morgan Hose Fire Department, volunteer at Rock Creek Conservation Club and Ashtabula Antique Engine Club. She also walked in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and outdoor activities at their cabin in Tionesta, Pa.
Mary was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy and St. Vincent Charity Nursing School.
Survivors are her husband, Joseph P. Blaha; father, Fred (Mary Anne) Giel; children, Mary Jo (Dennis) Martin, Joseph P. (Mallory) Blaha Jr. and Katie Blaha (fiance, James Sanguedolce); siblings, Matt (Diane), Mark, Mike (Carrie), Marty (Jill) Giel, Molly Burzanko and Maggie (Art) Hanson; and grandson, Grant Martin.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Paine-Guerriero Funeral Home (main location), 140 E. Main Street, Orwell, OH 44076. (Please note: at Orwell location.)
A funeral Mass will be conducted by Rev. G. David Weikart 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 103 N. Maple St., Orwell. A visitation will take place at the church prior to Mass from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Seidman Cancer Center, at the Geauga Medical Center. Donations can be sent to Administrative Department, 13207 Ravenna Road, Chardon, OH 44024, or submitted at the funeral home.
Published in News-Herald.com on May 25, 2011
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