Josephine Alexander


May 15, 1922 - December 25, 2017

Josephine Alexander (nee LaMarca) 95, died December 25, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Alexander; loving mother of James (Sharon), Joanna Baranek (Thomas) and Vera Glazer (Neil); dear grandmother of Lara Trudell (Lance), Jimmy (Megan), Michael Baranek, Michelle Rossman (Raymond III) and Joel Glazer (Brea Furman); great-grandmother of Cory and Lily Rossman; fond sister of Jack LaMarca, Angela Gabriel and the late Carmela Saraniti, Charles LaMarca, Joseph LaMarca, and Thomas LaMarca; aunt, great-aunt, and cherished friend of many. Josephine loved people. She moved many times in her life, but quickly found great, new friends, always adapting to her new life with the attitude of “get up, dress up, and show up.” Therefore, she leaves many, many dear friends whom she danced with, played scrabble and bingo with, and prayed with. But most of all she loved her family. She said any day where she saw one of her children, it was a “red-letter day”.

Service will be on Friday, December 29 at 9:30 am at the funeral home and 10:00 am at St. Monica Church. The family will receive friends at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blocks South of Rockside) on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Josephine A. Calabro

April 15, 1921 - January 7, 2017

Josephine A. Calabro (nee Raffaele), dearly beloved wife of Salvatore C. Calabro (deceased); dearest mother of Nick (Mary), Terry Karwan (Rick, deceased), MaryEllen Drewes (Henry), Bill (Malynda), Joseph (deceased); loving grandmother of nine; dear great-grandmother of ten; great-great-grandmother of 2; dear sister of Mary Novalony, Carmelo and Carol Herip (all deceased), Rose Campagna and Maryanne Villicana. Josephine was a long-time volunteer at the Garfield Hts. Senior Center and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year. Nothing was ever wasted in her hands. She was known for her needlework, clever sense of humor and love of writing poetry. 

The family will receive friends at VITO-NERO FUNERAL HOME, 6130 TURNEY RD., GARFIELD HTS. (TWO BLOCKS S. OF ROCKSIDE), TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 FROM 6-8 P.M. Funeral service Wednesday, January 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Monica Church