In memory of
RALPH PISANELLI
of Avon, previously of Sheffield Lake, passed away peacefully on August 12th at the age of 87. Born in Wadsworth, Ohio August 31, 1931 to Nicholas and Mary Pisanelli. Ralph is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Lou (nee McEntee) who lovingly cared for him, especially as he lived with Alzheimer's Disease, and their 8 children; Chris (Dawn), Mike (Lori), Patrick (Christine), Mary Marin, Laura Dillon, Ann Csongei (Dave), Amy Eldridge (Paul), and Jonathan (Rachael). He is "Papa" to 17 Grandchildren, and 3 Great-Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother, Julius (Pat), brother-in-law Jerry McEntee, sisters-in-law Betty Gairing and Sue Pisanelli. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Katie Goda, Pat Ulichney, Rita Kaminski, and Mario Pisanelli, his brothers-in-law, Walter Gairing and Richard McEntee, and his son-in-law, Richard Dillon. He was a member of the Wadsworth H.S. class of 1950, University of Cincinnati Class of '54, and a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. 1st Lieutenant of the 168th Guided Missile Battalion in the US Army in Fort Bliss TX. Moving to Lorain in 1958, Mr. Pisanelli became a revered teacher, coach, and mentor to countless students at Clearview H.S. (1958-60) and Lorain Admiral King (1960-84). Ralph retired in 1984, then went to work for Kopf Construction. A skilled craftsman, when Ralph was helping you, he was always teaching you. Ralph was a member of the Lorain Senior Fellowship Club as well as the Lorain County Woodcarvers Club. He enjoyed weekends at his cabin on the Mohican River spending time with family which is what he treasured above all else. Those whose lives he has touched are encouraged to call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, from 5-9 pm on Thursday, August 15th. Funeral on Friday, August 16th beginning with prayers at the Funeral Home at 9:15am, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Church, 33601 Detroit Rd., Avon. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Avon. For full obituary, go to: www.buschcares.com 440-933-3202
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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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In memory of
RALPH PISANELLI
of Avon, previously of Sheffield Lake, passed away peacefully on August 12th at the age of 87. Born in Wadsworth, Ohio August 31, 1931 to Nicholas and Mary Pisanelli. Ralph is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Lou (nee McEntee) who lovingly cared for him, especially as he lived with Alzheimer's Disease, and their 8 children; Chris (Dawn), Mike (Lori), Patrick (Christine), Mary Marin, Laura Dillon, Ann Csongei (Dave), Amy Eldridge (Paul), and Jonathan (Rachael). He is "Papa" to 17 Grandchildren, and 3 Great-Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother, Julius (Pat), brother-in-law Jerry McEntee, sisters-in-law Betty Gairing and Sue Pisanelli. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Katie Goda, Pat Ulichney, Rita Kaminski, and Mario Pisanelli, his brothers-in-law, Walter Gairing and Richard McEntee, and his son-in-law, Richard Dillon. He was a member of the Wadsworth H.S. class of 1950, University of Cincinnati Class of '54, and a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. 1st Lieutenant of the 168th Guided Missile Battalion in the US Army in Fort Bliss TX. Moving to Lorain in 1958, Mr. Pisanelli became a revered teacher, coach, and mentor to countless students at Clearview H.S. (1958-60) and Lorain Admiral King (1960-84). Ralph retired in 1984, then went to work for Kopf Construction. A skilled craftsman, when Ralph was helping you, he was always teaching you. Ralph was a member of the Lorain Senior Fellowship Club as well as the Lorain County Woodcarvers Club. He enjoyed weekends at his cabin on the Mohican River spending time with family which is what he treasured above all else. Those whose lives he has touched are encouraged to call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, from 5-9 pm on Thursday, August 15th. Funeral on Friday, August 16th beginning with prayers at the Funeral Home at 9:15am, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Church, 33601 Detroit Rd., Avon. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Avon. For full obituary, go to: www.buschcares.com 440-933-3202
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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services - Avon Lake
163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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Celebrate a life well-lived with this colorful floral tribute. Handcrafted by a local FTD artisan florist, this arrangement is just right for delivering your message of sympathy at a wake, funeral or to comfort grieving family or friends at home. A vibrant composition of mixed flowers in spring and summer colors combines pink roses and carnations, purple stock and gladiolus arranged in a purple glass vase. Deluxe is approximately 26"H x 16"W.

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Celebrate a life well-lived with this colorful floral tribute. Handcrafted by a local FTD artisan florist, this arrangement is just right for delivering your message of sympathy at a wake, funeral or to comfort grieving family or friends at home. A vibrant composition of mixed flowers in spring and summer colors combines pink roses and carnations, purple stock and gladiolus arranged in a purple glass vase. Standard is approximately 25"H x15"W.

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Celebrate a life well-lived with this colorful floral tribute. Handcrafted by a local FTD artisan florist, this arrangement is just right for delivering your message of sympathy at a wake, funeral or to comfort grieving family or friends at home. A vibrant composition of mixed flowers in spring and summer colors combines pink roses and carnations, purple stock and gladiolus arranged in a purple glass vase. Premium is approximately 26"H x 17"W.

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Celebrate a life well-lived with this colorful floral tribute. Handcrafted by a local FTD artisan florist, this arrangement is just right for delivering your message of sympathy at a wake, funeral or to comfort grieving family or friends at home. A vibrant composition of mixed flowers in spring and summer colors combines pink roses and carnations, purple stock and gladiolus arranged in a purple glass vase. Deluxe is approximately 26"H x 16"W.

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Celebrate a life well-lived with this colorful floral tribute. Handcrafted by a local FTD artisan florist, this arrangement is just right for delivering your message of sympathy at a wake, funeral or to comfort grieving family or friends at home. A vibrant composition of mixed flowers in spring and summer colors combines pink roses and carnations, purple stock and gladiolus arranged in a purple glass vase. Standard is approximately 25"H x15"W.

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