Marianne Reim

February 14, 1941October 29, 2018
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Marianne Reim (nee Skelley), age 77, of Chester Twp., passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at her home. She was born February 14, 1941 in Cleveland. Marianne had been a resident of Chester Twp. for 22 years, and was a former resident of Collinwood. Marianne was a member of The Cleveland Darter Club, and an Inductee into its Hall of Fame. She was also a member of the Lake Erie Dart Association and a member and former Ladies Auxiliary President of the Northeast Yacht Club. Marianne loved all things darting, was an avid reader and conversationalist, and enjoyed cooking. Marianne was a homemaker, and took great pride taking care of and raising her family. She is survived by her husband, Dennis; children, Kelley (Anthony) Vanek, Colleen Sussel, Dennis J., Jr. (Michelle), Kathleen (Robert) Sylvester, Brian, and Timothy (Lori); 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Dorothea Skelley, Jr.; and brother, H. James Skelley, III. Visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2018, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd., Chester Twp.


  • Henry J. Skelley, Jr. (deceased), Father
  • Dorothea (nee Sullivan) Skelley (deceased), Mother
  • Dennis Reim, Husband
  • Kelley (Anthony) Vanek, Daughter
  • Colleen Sussel, Daughter
  • Dennis J., Jr. (Michelle) Reim, Son
  • Kathleen (Robert) Sylvester, Daughter
  • Brian Reim, Son
  • Timothy (Lori) Reim, Son
  • H. James Skelley, III (deceased), Brother
  • Grandchildren - Eighteen
    Great-grandchildren - Four

  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Marianne’s name may be made to University Hospitals Hospice, 4510 Richmond Rd., Cleveland, OH 44128.


  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018

Marianne Reim

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Jean Powali

November 2, 2018

Denny, my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time. You, Marianne, Claude and I (and many others) had a lot of good times and laughs at NEYC. I can still see you and Marianne doing the polka at so many of the parties/functions at NEYC -- the best couple on the floor!

Jean Powali

Mark Dieterich

October 31, 2018

To the entire Reim family, My deepest sympathies and condolences on your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. We lived in a special neighborhood and special times.. Great memories of ST. Jerome's. Sorry I am unable to make it for the services, I will say special prayers for all of you. Mark Dieterich

John Gruden

October 31, 2018

Denny, my thoughts go out to you and your family during this sad time. Though I've only known you and your wife a short time, I did consider you friends. Marianne was a sweet woman and was always very kind to me. I'm not going to be able to make the calling hours because I am out of town. Let's get together sometime and have a beer or two in her memory.

Your friend,
John C. Gruden

Ann Rumpf

October 30, 2018

Dear Denny,
We met you and Marianne in Chesterland so many years ago celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t know how many years ago it was, but it had to be before 2000 because we already knew you when my dad died that year. Life has changed and we have missed seeing you and dear Marianne on St. Pats Day. She always wore that shamrock pin one of your sons made her. We are so sorry for your loss. You two have been an inspiration for us exhibiting true love and a happily married couple. We have been honored to be your friend. We are in Florida caring for my 96 year old mom, but will find you in the spring. Hugs to you and your kids, grandkids. Very Fondly, Ann and Tony ( Hollywood) Rumpf