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Portia VanHorn Guacanac

1930 - 2019
Portia VanHorn Guacanac Obituary
Portia Van Horn (nee Gayley) Guacanac, 88, of Sheffield Village, Ohio, formerly of Brooklyn, Ohio and Brookville, PA, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019. She was born November 16, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio. Portia was united in marriage to George Guacanac on June 9, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a singer, pianist, artist, poet (published) and loved gardening in her yard. Portia and her husband were singers. George (stage name George Grayson) was the “Frank Sinatra” of Cleveland in the 1940s and Portia wrote, directed, produced and starred in a radio show called “Invitation to a Song” broadcast from WCED in PA. She was a talented soloist for church and civic affairs, and appeared on TV in Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, PA. George and Portia motivated and inspired many. Preceded in death by husband, George Guacanac; parents, Dr. Howard E. and Augusta (nee Brewer) Gayley. Survivors include cousins. Friends may call on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at The Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, Ohio 44011 from 5pm-8pm. Prayers the following morning at 10am at the funeral home, burial to follow at Elmhurst Park Cemetery.
Published in The Morning Journal on Jan. 6, 2019
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