Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home

12524 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH


Paul Allan Cirino

October 17, 1932July 16, 2020
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Paul Allan Cirino, age 87, passed away peacefully on July 16th, 2020. He was a fifty three year resident of Chester Township and was a mechanical engineer for Lubrizol Corporation for thirty five years. Paul earned his pilots license and enjoyed RC (Radio Controlled) airplanes, archery, running, playing the piano, trains, his yardwork and fixing things. What was most important to him was family and he was known to all as the BEST HUGGER! He was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Maurine and his sister Frances Lemming. Paul is survived by his wife Ginny; brother John (Cappy); children Robert (Dina), Chris (Andrea), Sussan, Gary (Susan) and Paul (Mary); and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 Chillicothe Rd. (Route 306 N. of Mayfield Rd.) Chesterland, from 5-7pm on Tuesday July 21st, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11am on Wednesday, July 22nd 2020 at St. Anselm Church, 12969 Chillicothe Rd, Chesterland. (Please meet at church. Live stream online available at stanselm.org). Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland. (Masks and Social Distancing Required)


  • Nicholas Cirino, Father
  • Maurine (nee Milne) Cirino, Mother
  • Virginia "Ginny" (nee Fratianne) Cirino, Wife
  • Robert (Dina) Cirino, Son
  • Chris (Andrea) Cirino, Son
  • Sussan, Daughter
  • Gary (Susan) Cirino, Son
  • Paul (Mary) Cirino, Son
  • Frances Lemming, Sister
  • John (Cappy), Brother
  • Nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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  • Visitation (Masks and Social Distancing Required)

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) (Masks and Social Distancing Required)

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Interment

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020


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Steve Osmialowski

July 23, 2020

Our condolences to the entire Cirino family.

Mary & Steve Osmialowski

Bob Milne

July 22, 2020

To Ginny and family,
My heart is sad. Paul was truly a great man. No matter who, what or where Paul was there. Time and space made no difference. All though we haven't seen each other in some time, I'll alway remember the visit to Chesterland! I wish I could be there today to support you and your family.

All my love and prayers

Paul Weissbrod

July 20, 2020

Without a doubt, there was no member during my active years flying (2006-2011) who was more encouraging of me as I stretched my wings, more sympathetic when I re-kitted a plane, more interested in those planes I brought that flew well, and more supportive of my participation in the Club. And yes, he taught me that the wind was my friend, and if I didn’t learn how to fly with it, I would waste an awful lot of trips to the field. I recently had repairs to my eyes that will enable me to fly again. In my heart, I will have Paul as my wing man when that throttle is firewalled the first time back.

David Runion Jr.

July 20, 2020

My sincerest condolences Ginny.
Paul was a great guy and a lot of fun to be around.
He always made me feel like he cared. We shared a love of airplanes and had many discussions on the subject.
I didn't get to see Paul much lately because of his health and my job.
I will miss him and his "no holds barred" flying.
See you soon Paul.

Stan Keeney

July 20, 2020

It is with sadness to learn of Paul’s passing. He was a wonderful friend, whom I always enjoyed seeing at our flying field. He was also one of the first to wish me luck, when he learned I was attempting to gain my PPL’s....so much so, Paul gave me his personal notes he utilized when he was flying “full scale” himself. That was the type person Paul was...I was proud to have him as a friend.

My deepest condolences to the family, and hope you realize that Paul may no longer be by your side, but he will always be a part of your heart...

Stan Keeney

Deborah Tuohy

July 20, 2020

Sending love, condolences and prayers for peace.
Debbie Santora-Tuohy

Mario & Patty Contini

July 19, 2020

Dear Ginny and Family, as we spoke on the phone, you, Paul, and your family have always been tremendous examples of what defines "really good people." The many years our families, cousins, aunts, uncles, parents and grandparents gathered, whether for short visits to each other's homes or for all day festivities, were not only great fun, but much more than that. The stories and traditions shared during those times laid the foundation for establishing valued principles of life that are embedded in our lives today. They will endure as they pass on from generation to generation. We thank you for sharing your family with us and thereby enriching our lives. On behalf of my family and the families of my sisters, our deep love is with you always. Mario and Patty Contini and Family.

Michael Mominey

July 18, 2020

Uncle Paul (my Godfather),

Every memory of you and being with you and our family brings joy & a smile to me. Nobody was as loving, welcoming and genuine as you. Although miles apart in recent years, that didn’t seem to matter anytime we were able to see each other or speak on the phone. I love you for the impact that you have made on me and so many others. You taught so many of us the true meaning of family and family first.

May you Rest In Peace. I love you.


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