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Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Jean  Damasiewicz
Was a Fun & Cheery Person Who Loved To Cook & Polka Dance
Age 96
Born: May 5, 1923   Died: October 21, 2019

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Jean M. Damasiewicz (nee Zack), 96, of Lorain, died Monday October 21, 2019 at the home of her daughter Jeannie in Westlake while under the care of Hospice of the Western Reserve.

She was born May 5, 1923 in Windber, Pennsylvania and had resided in Lorain since 1963.

Jean was very proud to have graduated from Windber High School as one of the first in her family to do so. She worked at Lorain Products as a machine operator for over 20 years. A longtime member of St John Catholic Church and now St Frances Cabrini Parish, Jean sang in the church choir, was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society and cooked in the kitchen for church functions. Jean loved to polka dance with her husband John.

Jean loved to walk and was often seen by neighbors walking around her residence in Lorain and at Day’s Damn. Football was her favorite sport and she went to Windber High School games and rooted for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She loved to cook and made many family dishes from scratch when her children were growing up like spaghetti (Of Course she’s Italian) from eggs, flour and water with a rolling pin; her own version of goulash (potatoes, carrots, beef chunks); homemade ravioli (ricotta cheese); and our favorite apple pie cutting and peeling Macintosh apples and making her own crust. She was a fun and cheery person to be around and would often go to the band stage and act like a groupie.

She had her own favorite quotes:

1) There are no can’t s

2) When you are at work you can never rest

3) When you get older your body goes to hell

4) Everyone will take their turn

She is survived by her children: Dr Judy Randolph (Richard) of Westlake, John R. Damasiewicz (Susan) of Wakeman, Janet Courtney of Livonia, Michigan, Jeannie Parrish (David) of Westlake, James Damasiewicz (Helen) of Avon and Jeff Damasiewicz of Bay Village; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, brothers John Zack and Tony Zack and sisters Ida Zborovancik, Nancy Gaio, all of Pennsylvania and Erma Mincek of Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years John A. Damasiewicz on Nov. 28, 2011, parents Gregorio & Maria Zaccagnini (nee Fanelli) and brother James Zack

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