Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home

12524 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH


Gertrude J. Beclay

March 17, 1928March 3, 2020

Gertrude Shuminski Beclay, age 91 and 11 1/2 months, passed away on March 3, 2020 at her home in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She was born on March 17, 1928 in Windsor, Ohio to Mike and Antoinette Shuminski. Gert had five siblings; Helen Racut, Mike, Stanley, John, and Edward Shuminski (all deceased). Gert grew up on the farm but spent most of her adult life in the Cleveland area. She met her husband, John Beclay, in 1983; they married in 2000. She and John enjoyed dancing and traveling the world together, including 15 trips to Poland. For years, they split their time between Chesterland, Ohio and Singer Island, Florida. Gert had an inquisitive mind, loved to read, and was a fabulous cook. She enjoyed preparing a sumptuous meal, sharing it with family and finishing with one of her own wonderful apple pies.

Gertrude is survived by her husband, John; stepchildren Margy Beclay Ross (Scott), John Beclay Jr., and Andy Beclay (Sue); grandchildren Katie Ross, Kassandra, Sally, Jack, Grant, and John III Beclay, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Gertrude’s name to St. Mary’s Church, 103 North Maple Street, Orwell, Ohio 44076.


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Gertrude J. Beclay

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