Eva Marie Sudick Zupancic was born on September 15, 1923 to Nicholas and Anne (Sutyak) Sudick in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of immigrant coal miners. She graduated from Saltsburg High School in 1941. Watching her two brothers and four uncles go off to war, she first worked at a munitions plant in Saltsburg, then migrated to Cleveland and made military vehicle parts for the war effort. This is where she met her future husband, Joseph Zupancic whom she married in 1948. The couple bought a house in Maple Hts. where they lived and raised four children, Joseph, Gary, Christine and William. The importance of education was stressed and the children all graduated with higher education degrees. She was a jokester, ready to turn a hose on you in the summertime or show you her catsup covered severed finger in a box. She laughed the loudest in the theatre, which embarrassed my father, but he shared her love of laughter. She was the polka queen, finding polkas any morning at any time on the radio and would grab any child within reach and teach them how to polka. She also was an avid gardener. As a mom, she was elected St. Wenceslas PTU Vice President and held many offices such as in her Maple Hts. AARP chapter. A born leader, when something had to be done, somehow she got it done. A housewife feminist, although she would hate the term, the boys had to learn how to cook, clean and do clothes “and not be like your father.” Under her watchful eye, all her children knew how to cook and she shared her favorite recipes like ravioli, icky chicken and of course all of her Christmas cookie secrets. Joseph, her husband died in 2003. Living alone for ten years in the Maple Hts. home she filled her time by being grandma. She adored all her grandchildren and they brought her joy, especially when they stayed at grandma’s house and played kids games. She is survived by her children Joseph (Mary) of Waldorf, Maryland, Gary (Debra) of Wimberley, Texas, Christine Narum of Tomball, Texas, and William (Julie) of Parma and Phoenix, Arizona. Grandchildren include Anne Kinzie, Alyssa and Kayla Narum, Bria, Jared, Liam and Logan Zupancic. All asked to gather at THE HOLY SPIRIT CHAPEL AT THE JENNINGS CENTER FOR OLDER ADULTS, 10204 GRANGER ROAD, GARFIELD HTS., OH FOR VISITATION ON MONDAY FROM 9-10 A.M. Eva’s Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 10 a.m. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH. The family would like to thank the Jennings staff for their love and care of Eva during her final years. [Rectangle: Rounded Corners: IT IS OUR POLICY TO NOT PROVIDE ANY ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER INFORMATION TO ANYONE. PLEASE DIRECT ANY CORRESPONDENCE TO THE FUNERAL HOME FOR FORWARDING TO THE NEXT OF KIN !! Phone (330) 467-4500 Fax (330) 467-5093 ] ARRANGEMENTS BY FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOMES, 330-467-4500.
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