Rochelle "Shelly" Linda Kubancik

August 2, 1939February 15, 2021

Rochelle "Shelly" Linda Kubancik (nee Gaynor), age 81, of Lyndhurst, Ohio passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. Shelly was born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, OH.

Beloved wife of Larry Kubancik; devoted mother of Ronald (Cindy) Schickler, David (Jeannie Shaffer) Schickler, Amy (Scott) Demers and step-mother of Jimmy (Leslie) Kubancik and Lynn Kubancik of CO; loving grandmother of Matt (Kaitlin) Schickler, Eric (Emily) Schickler, Gabi Moses and Sami Moses; dear sister of Donna Krieger and Bruce (Patty) Gaynor; cherished daughter of Norman "Yabo" and Betty Gaynor (both deceased).

Private services will be held for family only due to covid.

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Contributions in Shelly's memory are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Kubancik family.

Arrangements under the direction of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel (216) 932-7900.


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brigitta kirschnick

February 25, 2021

Had lost touch with Shelley years ago but thought about her often and the good times we had together. Recently I spoke with a mutual friend and planned on calling her to reconnect. How sad that we didn't do it sooner.

As I remember Shelley, she was kind, caring , and always had a smile for everyone. My heart goes out to those she loved.

Bridget Kirschnick

Matthew Coate

February 24, 2021

I miss you, aunt Shelly.

Daniel D Coate

February 21, 2021

Every time I saw you, aunt Shelly, I felt happy because being around you, it was impossible to be anything but. That is the person you were and we will always have the love you shared in our hearts. Thank you, aunt Shelly. I hope you know how much I love you- I'm so sorry I haven't seen you the last few months and really sorry my car wouldn't start today which kept me from making it to your funeral in person. I hope you know I was watching and thinking of you and I'll always love you.

Lorraine Cande

February 21, 2021

As a young teenager from New York, I embarked on a train from New York, all alone to visit my great Aunt Dora and meet her family. some of the Fried family had come to New york and I knew Shellys aunts and uncles. I stay with Rochelle's family and enjoyed having so much fun with my new found cousins from Cleveland. Of course they made fun of my New York Accent! Rochelle, was a charming, sweet child with an infectious smile and she endeared herself to me. Of course, Donna, her older sister was closest to my age and we kept up a long distance relationship. Fortunately, Donna came to New YOrk and stayed with my family and so I was kept abreast of the Fried family, etc.
Rochelle, made a tremendous impression on me...sweet and fun to be with! My sincere sympathy to the Fried and Kubancik families. May Shelly rest in peace. xxxcousin Lorraine Novak Cande

M. Conway Retired UH Admin Exec Asst

February 20, 2021

To Shelly's family, her great loves,

May your hearts be comforted by special, and forever, memories of beautiful, loving, Shelly.
May she rest in peace... and warm sunshine.


David (city) Craig

February 20, 2021

"Shelly" Kubancik and me were not the closest of friends over the years but I sure enjoyed her company when we spent time together in Yahoo chat and citydiner chatrooms.
She had a great sense of humor and most definitely wasn't shy, she spoke her mind, was honest when she thought it necessary and was quiet when it deemed appropriate.
Shelly will be missed by me and I'm sure many more even she wouldn't be aware of.
Rest well sweet woman until the great resurrection promised by Christ. Psalm 37: 11, 29 Rev 21:1-4

Your friend, city.

june newmark

February 18, 2021

so sad--rochelle was a lovely person from our class of 1957 heights high school. my condolences to your family

Paula Kubancik

February 17, 2021

Dear Larry, Jim and Lynne and to Shelley’s family, my deepest condolences to everyone. Shelly was a beautiful person who did so much for so many people. You are all in my prayers during this difficult time.

Paula Kubancik

Kathleen Lefko

February 17, 2021

Dear Bruce, Patty and Shelly's Family,
Our deepest and most sincere condolences on the sad loss of Shelly. I'll always remember her special 80th birthdaycelebration and was so honored to attend and celebrate with herand all of you. She was a dear lady and my friend.

Our wishes for peace and may the sweet memories you have of Shelly stay with you and comfort you.

Love from Kathleen and Ed Lefko (Patty's sister)

Sheila Kaufman

February 17, 2021

Deepest condolences to Ronnie, Amy, David and Larry. I will miss those long phone calls with my cousin Shelly and our many years as cousins, and friends. We will miss you, Sheila & Stuart