Catherine Nowak
1957 - 2020
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(nee McCloy) 62 of Avon Lake; preceded in death by parents James and Faye McCloy and brother James McCloy; beloved wife of Ray; loving mother of Kelly Laschinger (Dan), Kristen Westfall (Gavin), Melissa Fallon (Andrew Phillips), Joseph Nowak, Thomas Fallon and Benjamin Nowak; cherished grandmother of Reese, Craig (Cal), Maxwell, Nolan and Addison. Passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Catherine brightened all the lives she touched. She was incredibly talented with numerous interests including spirituality, yoga, writing, fine-cooking, economic research and traveling. She had an immense love and devotion to the arts, which she exercised through custom framing and sales at Vintage Gallery. She was charmingly determined, vibrant and interesting, vivacious and so beautiful. She lit up every room she entered. Catherine had an incredibly deep love for her children and grandchildren; leaving them with the fondest of memories and a set of values they will cherish for a lifetime. A private prayer service has been held. A full mass to celebrate Catherine's life will be announced on the website. www.buschcares.com 440.933.3202


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Published in The Plain Dealer from May 22 to May 24, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUN
6
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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11 entries
May 25, 2020
Cathy was my Judson sister.. she did light up the room wherever she went. We had many lovely times together over the years . Still having a hard time believing she didnt make it . I thought for sure with her positive disposition and strong will she would :( glad we spent the wee hours together at the last reunion and that she cane from a vaca in Mexico just to be with us.❤❤
Tereasa
Friend
May 24, 2020
Dear Ray and family. So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. .at the LORD comfort you and give you peace. Love your cousin Michelle Benda Pae.
Michelle Pae
Family
May 24, 2020
My 45 year journey with my dearest Judson Sister. I called you my best friend because you always were. I love you with all my heart and I'm already missing you. My heart aches
Margee Hartin
Classmate
May 24, 2020
Dear Ray and family, my deepest sympathies to you on the passing of Catherine. The obituary description is so accurate and wonderfully captured her spirit. I especially remember her intellectual strength and kindness. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Warm regards, John Tenerow (Middletown, DE)
John Tenerow
Coworker
May 23, 2020
Your Mom was a beautiful woman. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. All my love. Tracy And Grace Fallon
Theresa Fallon
Family
May 23, 2020
Ray,
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this incredibly sad time. May God give you all much strength. My deepest sympathy,
Cindy McGinty
Friend
May 23, 2020
y deepest sympathy to the family
Barbara Demko Werner
Rocky River Ohio
Barbara Werner
Friend
May 22, 2020
My heart goes out to the family. Even though I have been far away for many years, I well remember my Beaumont sister of the Class of 75. Peace be in your hearts and minds as you go though this sorrowful time.
Celeste Cooper
Classmate
May 22, 2020
Cathy was a very special woman and will be greatly missed by her lifetime friends. Prayers for her family as they mourn their great loss.
Barb Brennan Abraham
Friend
May 22, 2020
Dearest Brother Raymond and ALL of Mary's and Your wonderful Children, Judy and I, give our Sincerest and Deepest love for Mary (Catherine), she was always so kind and giving to us and our family over the many years - She made a Very Special and Memorable connection with ALL of US in Arizona - She and YOU and YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY will forever be part of the NOWAK Arizona heritage. ALL of our children , Susan, Brian, Julie and Jenny have expressed their deepest sorrow, after learning of Catherine passing from US, they ALL pray for Mary (Catherine) and know SHE is in Heaven and will guide GOD's Mercy and Grace to All of US. love Judy and Bob, Susan, Brian, Julie and Jenny
Judy and Bob Nowak
Family
May 22, 2020
Aloha. I am a classmate of Cathy's from Beaumont. Cathy was so supportive when we got news of various medical complications with our son. Her empathy, even though we hadn't seen each other in years, truly touched us.

Prayers and hugs to all of you.

Sincerely,
Sharon Latkovich Valente
Sharon Latkovich Valente
Friend
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