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Mary Ellen Klasa
  • GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center
    15316 Detroit Ave
    Lakewood, OH 44107

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“Mary was a huge part of my college life, and a very good friend. Let your memories of her sustain you--she was truly one of a kind, and she will be...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Dan Michel - Alliance, OH

“Amanda, I was so shocked and Sorry when Maddie told me of your mom's passing. We used to spend hours talking when you and Maddie got together. Keep...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Otterson - Tallmadge, OH

“I taught with Mary when she first came to Norton. I also saw her when she was moving out of her room in the elementary. I retired in 2005 and lost...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce Kun - Friend

“I just learned yesterday from Fr. Jim that Mary has passed away, I remember her when she was just a little girl, her parents were good friends of...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Estelle Callas - No. Olmsted,, OH

“She was one of the most giving and sweet people I knew. I grew up with her being my art teacher at 5 years old. She was my childhood inspiration and...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Natalie Rinaldo - Akron, OH

“Mary was a huge part of my college life, and a very good friend. Let your memories of her sustain you--she was truly one of a kind, and she will be...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Dan Michel - Alliance, OH

“Amanda, Emily and Ed, I am so very sorry for your loss! Mary was such a courageous woman, who fought so very fearlessly. Hugs and prayers to you!!...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Carly Frey - Kent, OH - Teacher

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“We loved Mary she was a wonderful teacher and was very talentedOur thoughts and prayers for the familt ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Kellie and Dale Allen - Norton, OH

“I enjoyed working with Mary at Norton Primary. She was a wonderful teacher and was loved and respected by staff and students. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Ruth Stefanik - Akron, OH

“I student taught at Norton Primary and Mary was my supervising teacher. I was so fortunate to work with Mary as she taught me so many things... one...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Josh Strauss - Doylestown, OH

“She was more than my neighbor. She was my friend and confidant. I will miss you Mary. Trust that I'll keep an eye on your girls as if they were my...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jackie Lovelace - Kent, OH

“So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I loved working with Mary at Norton Primary. She was always such a ray of sunshine and a good friend. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce Krusinski - Copley, OH

“She will always be my "Darling"! That's what we always called each other. I miss her. I'm very glad that we met and became fast friends. We would...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Julie Richards - Kent, OH

“Praying for you Ed, Amanda, and Emily. Love you my Koukla. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Beth Ault - Norton, OH


Mary Ellen Klasa, 51, of Kent, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at in Kent.

She was born May 15, 1965 in Cleveland, to Christy and Anastasia (Christ) Kolas.

She is survived by her husband, Ed Klasa; daughters, Amanda Klasa of Kent and Emily Klasa of Kent; brother, Mark (Terry) Kolas of Cleveland; sisters, Christine Hericks of North Olmsted and Constance (Christopher) Cusma of Fairview Park; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held 5-8 PM Wednesday, February 15th with the Trisagion at 7 PM at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, February 16th at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Jerry Hall officiating. Burial will be held at St. Theodosius Cemetery in Cleveland. Memorial donations may be made to GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, 15316 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107.