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Charlene F. Kotnik (nee Szatkowski)

05/26/1943 — 08/15/2020

Charlene F. Kotnik (nee Szatkowski) with a beautiful smile for a photo

Charlene F. Kotnik (nee Szatkowski), age 77 of Eastlake, passed away August 15, 2020 at home. She was born May 26th, 1943 in Cleveland to the late Steve and Minnie Szatkowski.

Charlene was a parishioner at St. Justin Martyr Church where she volunteered for many years. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Charlene is the loving wife for 52 years to Franklin Kotnik; dearest mother of Kevin Kotnik of Leroy Township and Joyce (Kevin) Klevins of Las Vegas, NV; beloved grandmother of Brett Kotnik, Matthew Kotnik and Helena Klevins; sister of the late Sabina Denvic; aunt of many.

The Kotnik family will receive family and friends from 9:30-10:00 AM Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 in Lambur Hall which is located in the school on the grounds of St. Justin Martyr Church, 35781 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake. A Memorial Service will follow at 10 AM Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at Lambur Hall.

Burial to follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, OH.

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

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9 Replies to “Charlene F. Kotnik (nee Szatkowski)”

  1. Renee, Jeff, and Ryan Kucera August 18, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    We will miss her and her great smile! She was always so nice and kind to us. Deepest sympathies to all her family.


  2. To Frank, Kevin and Joyce & family,
    Ron and I are reminiscing of all the good times that we shared with Charlene. Our first neighbors on Grovewood turned into a lasting friendship of 50 years. We shared many good times and will never forget her. Our travels to Williamsburg VA, Canada, San Diego, Disney World, New Jersey, Europe are all great memories. We shared many phone conversations over the years helping each other with everyday trials and tribulations of everyday life. I will miss that very much. Char was one of the hardest working women that I know. She gave her best to her friends and family. I Know how much she loved her family and was so proud of them all. We will miss her deeply. We are so proud to have her as our friend. Bless You All.


  3. Mike Bardzilauskas August 21, 2020 at 1:08 am

    Blessings to the Kotnik family Mrs.Kotnik will be greatly missed I remember when she got me the job as dressing up as Twinkie the kid that was a great gig ! She was a great woman very caring and giving to hear of her passing brings me great sorrrow ! Rest in peace Mrs. Kotnik may we meet again someday !


  4. Bonnye Albrecht & Ryan Hagler August 21, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Was so sorry to hear! I worked with Frank a long time, and with the great things I’ve heard over the years, Charlene will be deeply missed by all. Our condolences.


  5. Dee and Ted Vanyo (Dee’s Demi Inc) August 21, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Dear Frank Joyce & Kevin and all Char’s Family & grandchildren, Many years ago Char work with me at many Rini stores on the East side. And yes she was a very dedicated worker. She was our right handed person to go to for many years. We had many parties at Christmas time. We keep on touch through the years until my husband took ill. Since 2014 I’ve been his care giver and driver. I couldn’t believe when my son called me and told me. I cannot image the hole in your hearts you are feeling. I hope and pray she is safely in God’s arms as anAngel in Heaven God Bless you Char you will be greatly miss by all you your friends.


  6. You will be missed as a wife, mother and grandmother. Also as a friend. We will have a glass of wine to celebrate your life.


  7. Michael, Gena, and Peri Hocevar August 23, 2020 at 12:28 am

    We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to Frank, Kevin, Joyce, and family. Your family has always been a part of some of my earliest memories and I remember Charlene was always laughing and bringing joy to those that knew her.


  8. Bonnye Albrecht & Ryan Hagler August 24, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Frank, our deepest condolences. Was so shocked to hear. So glad she didn’t suffer, and you had so many great years together!


  9. Cary and Linda Dachtyl August 24, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Char was always a hoot at family gatherings. She’s always been a caring person and will be missed. Deepest sympathies to Lynn, Kevin, Joyce and family.


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