VICKI KENNEDY
1954 - 2021
BORN
1954
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home
4600 Mayfield Road
South Euclid, OH
(formerly Koeblitz), loving mother of Erin (Noah) Ginsburg, Katie (Brent Gaisford), Billy (Alex Soriano) and Annie Koeblitz, adored Gigi of Owen and Zoe Ginsburg, beloved partner to Ronald H. Krasney. Vicki was born on November 11th, 1954, to Marilyn (nee Sidano) and the late James R. Kennedy, beloved sister to Shawn (Kathy) and Daren Kennedy and Julie (Michael) Austin, cherished cousin, aunt and life-long friend to many. Mother of four. Community leader. Hotel lobby and cake enthusiast. Vicki was a proud Clevelander and was deeply rooted in the city's east suburbs. Much like her father before her, Vicki never met a stranger. When out and about with Vicki, one could expect to bump into a handful of her friends and hunker in for an extra hour of conversation. She exuded a passion with everyone she met, creating a gravitational pull of her own. As a mother, Vicki was a fierce advocate and supporter of her four children. She guided them to success as they defined it for themselves. Her sharp wit and generosity made her an irresistible friend to many. For friends and loved ones, Vicki's home was a warm escape; a sanctuary in which to laugh, cry, or just shoot the breeze. Vicki supported everyone she encountered with her signature blend of graciousness, enthusiasm, and respect. She had a ferocious curiosity for getting to know strangers, and a gift for keeping up with old friends. Vicki met Ronald Krasney in 2010, and their loving partnership charmed family and friends through her final days. Professionally, Vicki brought color into the world with her eye for finding and styling beautiful things. As a young woman, Vicki and her mother purchased Palermo Florist in South Euclid, and the business thrived under her direction. After selling the shop, she dedicated her time to her growing family. Vicki had an innate intellectual curiosity. She consumed the news voraciously, learned and discussed history, sparked curiosity in her children, and supported the school they attended. Vicki became an active member of the Hawken School community for many years, functioning in committee leadership positions and serving on the Board of Trustees. She spent the last 20 years of her life in fashion, combining her love of people and effortless style to dress clients and friends. Since 2013, Vicki worked at the Cindy Halle boutique in Gates Mills, the town where she lived for 30 years. On their buying trips to New York City, Vicki flourished professionally and personally. Vicki lived with a spirit and a zest for life that is challenging to put onto paper. She was a force of positivity that was felt by many, and that force will continue to ripple through the community as her personal legacy. Vicki leaves behind those who loved her heartbroken, but full of gratitude to have had the good fortune to fall into her orbit. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Vicki to Hawken School, P.O. Box 8002 Gates Mills, OH 44040. Celebration of Life Memorial followed by a reception to be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH, 44106. Private burial at Gates Mills North Cemetery. *Cleveland Botanical Garden requires unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask indoors. Parking is available at the Botanical Gardens garage, as well as street parking and neighboring garages. Arrangements entrusted to THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID. On-line obituary and guestbook at www.DeJohnCares.com.

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Published by The Plain Dealer from Jul. 20 to Jul. 23, 2021.
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Jessica Miller
July 24, 2021
Anne Neville
July 24, 2021
xoxoAhmedNoahSeanGinaWyattJerz
July 23, 2021
Mawbs
July 23, 2021
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your mom being called back to GOD. I spent grades 1 through 12 with your mom. St. Greg's through Regina. Your mom's beautiful smile and spirit could light up an entire room. Vicki always stood behind what she believed in. She could cheer you up with her smile. I sent a PM to her messenger account. Your mom helped me through some challenging times. I hope that each of you continue her legacy, keep your memories close, your love for her and each other closer, lean on each other and remember that your mom may be an in the heavens but she walks beside each one of you everyday. Talk to her, she will answer you by a gesture, smell or something that was part of your everyday lives. I won't be attending her memorial service. I have a surgical procedure on Tuesday. I will be their in spirit. I will keep all of you in my thoughts & prayers. Sending lots of hugs, blessings and love your way. If there is anything I can assist you with please don't hesitate to send me a message. Vicki was a shining star whose light dimmed too quickly. Jean Marie
Jean Marie Macharoni Hecker
Friend
July 23, 2021
Sorry for your loss. It sounds like she had a wonderful life and a family that loves her. Prayers for all of you
Susan corrigan
School
July 22, 2021
Vicki brought out the best in all of us. I am forever grateful for the time I had with her. She loved, laughed, and lived - just not long enough. My heart goes out to each one of you - her loved ones
Mauri Artz
Friend
July 21, 2021
Very sorry to hear of Vicki's death. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.
A friend from the past
July 21, 2021
Remembering Vicki from my Regina high school days! Later, in 1980 when she owned Palermo's, we instantly clicked when I wished for Oriental Lilies in my wedding bouquet. Her eyes lit up and said that was one of her favorite flowers as the fragrance was pure perfume! I last saw her at a get together of Regina classmates 3 years ago--and she hadn't changed-- enthusiastic and happy as ever! My heart goes out to her family who clearly adored her. Her light will always be bright as they cherish their memories of her. Charlette Yared-Sgro
Charlette Yared-Sgro
Friend
July 21, 2021
I am Barb Moore's sister...thus Coach Moore's sister in law. I got to know your mom through Hawken lacrosse spending many an hour on the bleachers during games. Your mom and I had such fun together when I went with Dick, Barb and the team to Disney for spring practice:). I always remember Katie from when I was living and caring for the Liebeskinds during Sue's sickness and after her passing. My condolences and best wishes to you all.
Kathy Ryan
Friend
July 20, 2021
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