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“We will miss all the fun times working with your mom at Jameson Homestead Antiques. She truly was a special person.Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Ron & Patti Burgman - Avon Lake, OH

“I have fond memories of working with Ceil in the 1970's at the Elyria Savings and Trust Bank. We shared a lot of laughs and good times back in the...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Nagy - Sandusky, OH - Friend

“It was always a pleasure to work with Ceil atJameson Homestead Antiques.She was a fun and gracious lady.My sympathy to all the family. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Nehrenz - Sullivan, OH

“Your Mom was a good friend! We worked at the Bank in Vermilion when Jean Rice/Watson was the Manager, I was Administrative Assistant and Ceil was...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Chambers - Osprey, FL

“So sorry to hear of Aunt Ceil's passing.She and Uncle Gordy were so great together. Gatherings somehow always ended up in a remodeling project with...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Carol & Dan Gatwood - Columbus, OH

“To family and friends of Cecelia Zander, I am sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed talking with her in her garden over the years. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Shirley Hillen Koachway - OH

“We're so sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time! ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Dean and Vicki Yacobozzi - OH

“Ceil was a great lady. I worked with her at Premier Bank. Thoughts and prayers for your family ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon Temple - Sun City, AZ

“our condolences to the entire Zander clan during this extremely difficult time. Mama Zander was a truly wonderful lady-our thoughts are with you and...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: scott and karen schindler - OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. I love working with her at Vermilion schools. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Deb Coverdale - Vermilion.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sandi and Al Davis ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Sandra and Al Davis - Huron, OH

“I'm so sorry for your loss. She was very special to everyone! You are all in my thoughts and prayers! ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Zander - Vermilion, OH

“Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: The Staff of Riddle Funeral Home - OH

Cecelia T. Zander (nee Ryan ), 79, of Vermilion, died Monday, March 12, 2018 at Stein Hospice after a brief illness.

Cecelia was born March 19, 1938 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 40 years moving from Brunswick.

Cecelia worked for PremierBank & Trust as a Branch Manager for 20 years retiring in 1998. She was a "Whirling Dervish" with and entrepreneurial spirit, owning several small businesses in Vermilion, including her love for Captain Young Bed and Breakfast and the Tea Room.

She was a member of Harbourtown Community Church, Vermilion, Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermilion, Vermilion Historical Society where she served on the design and review committee, Main Street Vermilion, Vermilion In Bloom, and was instrumental in the grass roots organization that brought the quiet train zone to Vermilion. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, interior design, writing, and was a voracious reader.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelly (Gary) Hogue of Vermilion; sons, Kenneth (Loretta) Zander, Christopher (Denise) Zander, and Marc (Kimberly) Zander all of Vermilion; 9 grandchildren; 12.5 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Catherine (Robert) Zelenka of Parma; and her brother, Edgar (Mary Ellen) Ryan of Old Brooklyn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Zander; parents Edgar and Mildred (nee Hayes) Ryan; and her sister, Sharon Priore.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 4-8 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Funeral services will be Saturday March 17, 2018 at 11:30 am at the funeral home. The Reverend Jim Cooper will officiate. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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