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“I fondly remember my correspondence and telephone conversations with Melpa in 1982. My condolences to the family. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Clifton Palmer McLendon - Gilmer, TX

“Four months ago life changed forever. Time has drifted by but the hole in my heart has grown, I miss you terribly. ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Kristine & Kenny, She was a wonderful friend. We had a special bond. I will miss her. She is now in heaven I am sure. She will be missed...God Bless...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Angie Nesselhauf - Strongsville, OH

“I will always keep your spirit with me everyday and in everything I do. Your smile, laugh, hugs, and constant words of love, encouragement and wisdom...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Kristen Koleszar - Strongsville, OH

“Kristi I was heart broken when I heard the news. Your mom was an amazing person and she raised an amazing daughter. She will be looking down on you...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Aly Strand - Strongsville, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Michael & Vikki Hurguy - FL

“Our thoughts and Prayers go out Melpa's family. We are so sorry for your loss! Chris Biro and Family ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept our prayers of support during this time of loss. She was a joy to know. Dan Zawadzki & the Staff of Southern Hills ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Dan Zawadzki - Middleburg Hts, OH

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Beyer - Southern Hills, OH

“Our hearts were saddened to hear of the loss of Melpa.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.God Bless. ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Gregory and Debbie Hadgis - OH

“My sympathy to all the family may God bless you at this time ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Paul Filler - Stow, OH

“My family's sincere sympathy to Ken and his family. I remember sitting with Ken and Melpa at Schwebel's 100th anniversary celebration and really...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Ken and Kristan, I share your sorrow and grief. Melpa was a positive influence and outstanding person. I wish my words could ease your...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Franklin Kindl - Brecksville, OH

“I send my heaartfelt sympathies to your family at the loss of a great woman. She touched so many lives with her positive spirit. It was a pleasure to...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl Ardelean - Strongsville, OH

“So saddened to her about the sweetest lady ever! Always enjoyed her sweet smile and kind words. Our deepest sympathy to the family. She was a...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“There is anothe Angel in Heaven.....God bring the family comfort. Love, Cyntha ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Cynhia Koutrs - Lakewood, OH

“Excerpt from e. e. cummings' poem -i carry your heart with me- here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Dena Spanos Hawkey - Los Angeles, CA

“Kenny and Kristen,I had the pleasure of working with Melpa at Strongsville High School. Beautiful woman along with a beautiful heart. Her family,...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Becky Machnik - Strongsville, OH

“We JUST HEARD and were so saddened to hear of your great loss. We send you our HEARTFELT SYMPATHY and ask Our Lord to give you all the needed...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Fr Jim/Prez Doukas - Rocky River, OH

“Kenny & Kristen,There was and will be only one Melpa !Her humor,heart and soul were purer Melpa will always be in mine and Christines heart. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Bess Vrettos - Strongsville, OH

“I will miss our weekly phone calls from Florida George to Cleveland George! lol ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Your Cousin Evonne Hager - FL

“Thanks for being my second mom. I will up hold my promises and your daughter will always always be family. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Mom,I can't really get over you not being here with Dad and I. I miss you so much and I love you even more. I know you are watching down on us and...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Kristen Koleszar

“I love you Melpa and will miss you more than words can express. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Francine Comstock

“Melpa was always cheerful and enthusiastic and had a positive outlook on life despite her illnesses. The last time I talked with her was when she...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Toni Lynne Gras - Aurora, OH


MELPA KOLESZAR (nee Madias) age 56. Beloved wife of Kenneth. Loving mother of Kristen (fiancé Ryan Abrahamowicz). Dear daughter of Eddy and Elizabeth Madias and sister of Francine Comstock (Mark), Angela Grgat (David) and Mark Madias (Lorraine). Aunt and friend of many. Funeral Liturgy St. Matthew Orthodox Church, 10383 Albion Rd, N. Royalton, OH, Monday January 7, 2013 at 10:00AM (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHRUCH) Interment Strongsville Cemetery. NO FLOWERS PLEASE. Friends received Sunday 1 – 5 PM with Trisagion Service at 3:00 PM.at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).

COMSTOCK - see KOLESZAR NOTICE
GRGAT - see KOLESZAR NOTICE

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