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38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

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6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Kathleen A. Maruschak (nee Caruso)

10/17/1955 — 03/15/2021

A close-up photo of Kathleen A. Maruschak smiling for the camera

Kathleen Ann Maruschak (nee Caruso), age 65 of Willowick, passed away March 15, 2021 at Maplewood at Twinsburg Assisted Living surrounded by her family. She was born October 17, 1955 to the late Anthony and Rita Caruso.

Kathy retired from the Cleveland Clinic where she held various roles but took most pride in coordinating volunteers throughout the hospital. She spent many years working with the News-Herald’s Clothe-a-Child program, bringing smiles to dozens of young faces. She was a proud, loving mother and her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She shared her warm and caring spirit with all those who crossed her path.

Kathy was the beloved mother of Traci (Phil) Trem and Kara (Jeff) Prosuch; cherished grandmother of Gianna and Benjamin Trem, Cooper and Miles Prosuch; dearest sister of Jan (Jim) Hill, Bob (Patty) Caruso and the late Don Caruso; Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday, March 18, 2021 at The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Ave. (located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home). A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am Friday, March 19, 2021 at The Abbey of Willoughby. Interment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

Donations can be made in Kathy’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 23215 Commerce Park STE 300, Beachwood, OH 44122 or online at ALZ.org.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.

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7 Replies to “Kathleen A. Maruschak (nee Caruso)”

  1. Thomas Lachina March 16, 2021 at 4:07 pm



  2. Gloria and Jim Dray March 16, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Dear Traci and Phil
    So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful woman, Mother, Grandmother. She was a kind-hearted person who raised great children and grandchildren as long as she could. She was an angel on Earth and now in heaven. God Bless her. Love Gloria and jim


  3. Marlene and Tom Bambrick March 17, 2021 at 2:30 am

    We are very sorry for your loss. Your family is I our prayers.


  4. Debbie Williams March 17, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Kathy was such a beautiful soul. I remember working with her at the Cleveland Clinic and she was always so lovely. Prayers to you Jan and your family.


  5. Beautiful video and memories of your mother. Sending hugs, love, and prayers to your family.


  6. Ciaran and Sean Reilly March 19, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. You have our most heartfelt sympathies.


  7. I am heartbroken…to hear of Kathy ‘s passing…
    I am very sorry for your loss …your Mom was very special …she loved her daughters and grandchildren and their families so very much…Kathy was an angel here on earth…I worked with your Mom at Cleveland Clinic Solon Contact Center and when I started Kathy took me under her wing…so kind…so helpful …so supportive… always with a caring heart and the most heart-warming smile….please know that just as your Mom was an angel here on earth …your Mom now has her heavenly wings and is watching over you…lots of love and prayers and my deepest sympathy to you all…Janice…we also had a connection from childhood…St Justin Martyr School…Donnie was in my class…small world. ❤


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