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        Barbara L Szalma

                    April 8, 1947  -  July 10, 2013


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Life Legacy


Barbara Szalma, age 66, of Mentor-on-the-Lake, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2013 at Lake Health West Hospital in Willoughby. She was born to Alice and Joseph Ourednik April 8, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, and had resided in Mentor-on-the-Lake for the past 36 years. A graduate of Jane Adams High School in 1965, Barb worked with McDonald and Co. and Sherwin's Catering early in life, and had been with the Mentor Public Schools for over 20 years. She also lent her support as a volunteer for many school activities. She was an avid reader, music lover, enjoyed being creative and crafting, and was never afraid to give of herself to support others. She is survived by her husband Joe of 43 years, son Steve, daughter Karen, mother Alice, sister Sue, brother Dave, and was loved and will be missed by many others. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Barb's name to the charity or organization of the donor's choice.

A Celebration of Life open-house honoring Barb will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm. Monday, July 15th at the Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Civic Center Blvd (just north of Mentor High School) in Activity Room #4 (to the left as one enters the doors on the southwest side of the building). Overflow parking, if necessary, can be found behind the center. Please join us in celebrating Barb's legacy by bringing your best memories, stories, and photos to share. We would love to include some of the dishes and desserts we each associate with Barb, so suggestions noted in the guestbook at http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/memsol.cgi?page=profile&section=info&user_id=1032992 would be genuinely appreciated. Please check back for additional updates.



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Born: April 8, 1947

Place of Birth: Cleveland, OH Lake

Death: July 10, 2013

Occupation: Secretary

Hobbies: Reading, crafting


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Vito-Nero Funeral Home
Bedford Heights, OH