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Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

14768 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH

OBITUARY

Alicia Zurita

November 7, 1929August 7, 2020

Alicia Zurita, age 90, of Cleveland, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020.

She was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Rafael Zurita and Miguelina Gonzalez. Alicia is the loving mother of Michael A. Shramko (deceased), Philip Shramko, William Viera (Ruthie), Alicia Viera and Gladys Capote; cherished grandmother of Philip, Michael and Christopher Shramko, William Viera Jr., Leelan Cruz-Warren, Michael Montezuma, Julisa M. Adams and Maseru Chxpo Edwards; adored and respected great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of many.

As per her wishes, all services will be private

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Gladys Capote

August 14, 2020

Mom. Its my birthday. You started forgetting after a while but you would lavish me with gifts soon as it came to mind. Im the same way now. I hope your watching over me. Thank you for having me nurturing me and teaching me how to survive. You raised me and my children. What would i have done without you . Bendicion mami

Gladys Capote

August 10, 2020

It's not that I'm late Mom it's just that I wrote paragraphs and somehow lost them but I'm here now and I want you to know that I already miss you and I know that God welcomes you and you're busy with your family up in heaven especially your son Michael I've been a little numb. The last time I seen you I came home and I cried for hours but after that I felt the cleansing and I knew that this day would come and I would have to be strong and I would have to live up to the Legacy you left behind so many people have written to me expressing how much you did for them and what an impact you made on their life, my dearest mother I know that I had fallen short that I gave up many times and I was selfish at times but even then I have no regrets because your love was so forgiving and sometimes when it would take me too long to come see you I would think maybe she's mad at me but when I get there you'd be so happy to see me even when they said you had dementia and didn't know who anyone was anymore as soon as you saw me through the window you said my daughter Gladys you knew exactly who I was just like you knew I was there besides you in your last day your home was a beacon to troubled children in the neighborhood and my home has been the same way that was one thing you always did was open your doors to whoever needed it I love you I miss you and I have a feeling that I will come to the your Memorial often to talk to you rest in heaven Mommy

David Townsell

August 9, 2020

My heart is sadded by the news to hear that you are gone Abuela. Although I haven't seen you and the family in years I'll never forget the impact you had on my life.

I recall the summers you had Carlethos and I help you with your garden while we played in the back yard trying to build our little forts and club houses, Autumns you would have us help you decorate the front yard with those wonderful Halloween decorations(every holiday you never missed a beat), those winter days where you welcomed Christmas with those nostalgic decorations, those warm springs and how the wind chimes would sing on your front porch and playing the melody of our childhoods.

Looking back, I can still smell your coffee and toasted bread that you loved every morning, how you would cook the best grilled cheese sandwiches to this day, how you would watch Telemundo with your little TV in the kitchen while you cooked amazing homemade Spanish food while, Ricky, Marshy, and Lusy laid under the table on top of a blanket, we would play video games until you would call us downstairs to eat.

I reminisce on how you took us to see finding Nemo in theaters back in 2003 after we asked you to take us and how you hated the movie because you said there were fish everywhere but, you sat through it anyways because you knew how bad we wanted to see it.

I'll never forget how you always kept it real with everyone and how you took me in as an adopted grandson.
I remember the time you bought clothes, specifically a pair of shoes when mine were falling apart, fed me when I had no food in my stomach, and gave me a place to stay when the ground was shifting beneath my feet.You played a pivotal role in my childhood and helped shape the person I am today, you will forever be missed in my heart and in my mind. I am eternally grateful for all that you have done for me. I'm literally in tears while writing this.I wish I got the chance to see you one last time. May you Rest in heaven Queen Abuela❤.

David Townsell

August 9, 2020

My heart is sadded by the news to hear that you are gone Abuela. Although I haven't seen you and the family in years I'll never forget the impact you had on my life.

I recall the summers you had Carlethos and I help you with your garden while we played in the back yard trying to build our little forts and club houses, Autumns you would have us help you decorate the front yard with those wonderful Halloween decorations(every holiday you never missed a beat), those winter days where you welcomed Christmas with those nostalgic decorations, those warm springs and how the wind chimes would sing on your front porch and playing the melody of our childhoods.

Looking back, I can still smell your coffee and toasted bread that you loved every morning, how you would cook the best grilled cheese sandwiches to this day, how you would watch Telemundo with your little TV in the kitchen while you cooked amazing homemade Spanish food while, Ricky, Marshy, and Lusy laid under the table on top of a blanket, we would play video games until you would call us downstairs to eat.

I reminisce on how you took us to see finding Nemo in theaters back in 2003 after we asked you to take us and how you hated the movie because you said there were fish everywhere but, you sat through it anyways because you knew how bad we wanted to see it.

I'll never forget how you always kept it real with everyone and how you took me in as an adopted grandson.
I remember the time you bought clothes, specifically a pair of shoes when mine were falling apart, fed me when I had no food in my stomach, and gave me a place to stay when the ground was shifting beneath my feet.You played a pivotal role in my childhood and helped shape the person I am today, you will forever be missed in my heart and in my mind. I am eternally grateful for all that you have done for me. I'm literally in tears while writing this.I wish I got the chance to see you one last time. May you Rest in heaven Queen Abuela❤.

Nataya Williams

August 8, 2020

Abuela was the grandma I never had... I didn’t know my grandmother but I always imagined she was just like you...🥰 you played know games with us you loved all of us unconditionally and we were terrible teenagers. You took me in and loves me when I had problems with my mother. I’ll never forget making you coffee and bread in the morning or getting yelled at for sneaking in late. I’ll always remember the time Julisa had that sleep over for her birthday and you pretended to fall down the stairs... we were so scared. I wish that I came around more as an adult so my kids could know you. I’ll miss seeing all our names on tombstones at Halloween time and your rice and beans(I still can’t make rice🤭) but I’ll hold dear to all of our amazing memories I LOVE YOU ❤️😘

Julisa Adams

August 8, 2020

Abuela .... my grandma.... she’s taught me everything I know today. She made sure I had a GREAT life. I have so many memories with this lady ! She could drive you crazy but would give you her last without hesitation. I love you Abuela. I wish we could have talked more. Spent more time. I’m grateful for you for ever. You were funny. Rude. Outspoken. Loud. Beautiful. Amazing. Just everything ! You’re in my heart. In my mind. In my blood. You are at peace. You lived your life and sacrificed enough. Please watch over me ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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