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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Barbara Braun (nee Zaidinski)

03/08/1950 — 08/12/2020

Barbara Braun (nee Zaidinski) smiling while at a sporting game

Barbara Braun (nee Zaidinski), age 70, of Willoughby Hills, OH, passed away August 12, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born March 8, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Joseph and Evelyn Zaidinski.

Barbara is a retired legal secretary and 1968 graduate of Wickliffe High School. She enjoyed her family, watching TV, and keeping her family informed of current events. Barbara spent much of her time bravely fighting multiple cancers over many years, but ultimately lost her battle with lung cancer.

Barbara is the loving mother of Patti (Wayne) Braun Halbrook, Cindy (Eric) Tanski, Sandy Wieland and the late Danny Braun Jr.; beloved grandmother of Katie, Carter, Grace, Will, Joshua, and Max; sister of Bob Zaidinski, Rick Zaidinski and the late Joey Zaidinski Jr.; aunt of many.

The Braun family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, which is located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 PM at The Abbey of Willoughby. The family strongly encourages masks and social distancing.

Donations can be made in Barbara’s name to Hospice of The Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland 44119.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral & Cremation Services.

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3 Replies to “Barbara Braun (nee Zaidinski)”

  1. Jim and Karen (Miller) Bailey August 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Barb’s entire family. While I haven’t seen Barb in a long time I had the chance to reconnect with her on Facebook. So sorry for your lost, I will remember our Frank Drive memories always!


  2. Stephanie Anne Hale August 18, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Farewell my friend. Although I’m glad you are no longer suffering, I will truly miss our Facebook conversations and recalling our memories from years ago. Your positive attitude was inspiring and I’ll miss you.
    Love, Stephanie


  3. Linda (Bussoletti) Abate August 21, 2020 at 1:39 am

    My deepest sympathies to Barb’s family. I am a highschool classmate of Barb. I had the opportunity to connect with Barb through Facebook over the last year. I learned of her illness and struggles by chatting on messenger. Barb shared her great love of her family and her fear for her daughter’s when the pandemic hit. She shared with me when she was in hospice and if not for Covid I would have loved to have visited. Prayers for your mom were offered up through many channels including her classmates of WHS 1968. I wish I could have known her more! I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, and prayers will continue!
    A friend!


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