Craciun Berry Funeral Home

7200 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH


Jack J. Lacey

September 11, 1945December 28, 2019

Jack J. Lacey, 74, of Cleveland, peacefully passed away on December 28, 2019.

He was born in Cleveland, the son of the late Emil Lacey and Olga Godla Lacey. Jack is the beloved husband of Frances (nee Balog); loving father of Jack A. Lacey, Randy (Debbie) Lacey and Vanessa (Darren) Horvath; cherished grandfather of Joshua, Stephanie, Anthony J., Randolph Jr., Chad, Natasha, and Dominick Lacey, Sarah Gardener and Layla Horvath and great-grandfather of Randolph Lacey III, Michael Kocinski, Wolfgang , Scarlett and Jade Lacey; dear brother of Emily (Victor) Lysyj and the late Raymond Lacey and Rosie Richko; adored uncle of many.

Jack was a pianist and was known for playing at many Cleveland hotels and restaurants including The Theatrical Restaurant, Blue Fox and the Ritz Carlton. He was proud of the moment he won the Liberace contest.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 4PM-8PM at Craciun Berry Funeral Home, 7200 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 10AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 3602 Bridge Avenue, Cleveland. Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery.


  • Randy Lacey, Son
  • Jack A. Lacey, Son
  • Nanessa (Darren) Horvath, Daughter
  • Loving grandfather to Joshua Lacey, Stephanie lacey, Anthony J. lacey, Randolph Lacey Jr., Chad Lacey, Natasha lacey, Dominick lacey, Sarah Gardener and Layla Horvath. great grandfather of Randolph Lacey III, Michael Kocinski, Wolfgang Lacey, Scarlett Lacey and Jade Lacey; brother of Emily Lysyj (Victor) Raymond Lacey and Rosie Richko (dec'd)


  • Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 3, 2020


Jack J. Lacey

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casey shandor jr.

January 4, 2020

I m very thankful for the times we had, you always kept us as family and always made time for us, when ever we would see each other, you are a great example of a family man, I always admired your music, as a legend and great pianist, I am proud to be able to call you family. and will always have good memories of the times we were able to talk and laugh together. we will all miss you very much, my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. rest in peace Jacky.

Casey Shandor

Tiffany Shandor - Richko

January 3, 2020

You will be missed , A wonderful husband & father& Papu A Pure Gentleman. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent With the family & friends ,around the world truly beautiful & blessed . Rest in Paradise , Your memory & Music will never leave our hearts 💕

Natasha Lace

January 3, 2020

Papu, today was hard.. I will miss you so much. Thank you for always being there for me, I will never forget you. Your smile, your laugh, your many words of wisdom.. I will carry with me forever. Your love was one of a kind and you will be missed by so many.

Sylvia Lacey

December 31, 2019

What can I say except thank you. Jack Lacey, your determination and dedication in discovering who we are, and how our family came to America is a precious gift that will be passed down to us all. You spent hours patiently learning our family heritage. Discovering our lineage that no one could have sorted out. Thank you for the many phone calls and conversations about history and music, art and our place in this world. You are going to be missed by us all and some of us were just lucky enough to hear you play and all of us are so proud to call you family. May perpetual light shine upon you. May you forever make music and may we all meet again. God bless. Your cousin SLAL

Jeannette Laboy

December 31, 2019

To my Beautiful Uncle Jack Lacey , Being the oldest granddchild. I have great Memorys growing up with you .. I remember how you use to take me in Manules for a chocolate faustfate. I remember everything. I'm so thankful that I knew you and Francis .... I'll always miss you and Love you....Rest in God's Kingdom. Uncle Jack.
Your niece ; Jeannette.

Lisa Lysyj

December 31, 2019

My uncle, my godfather... You will deeply be missed by so many. We will always love you. When they say people take after their godparents, it's really true. Thank you!

Mark Lacey

December 30, 2019

God Bless Jack Lacey “The Greatest” !!! I know you are with all the family. You are missed by many. We have too many memories to forget you. We had a lot of laughs together and you lived as a great family man. God Bless You!! Mark Lacey

Vanessa Lacey-Horvath

December 30, 2019

Dad, I will always love you and I will never give up hope for you, I remember you always playing for me and the kids before we would leave to come back to Chicago. You were the only man who truly loved and care for me the way a father should, and even more so. Fly high dad, and play for our creator in heaven

Tatia Horvath

December 30, 2019

Jackie you was and will always be one of the greatest piano players I ever knew. May God Bless you and may the perpetual light shine upon you forever, may you rest peacefully in heavenly paradise for all eternity. All my thoughts and prayers to Francy , your kids and all your beautiful grandchildren and may God give yous all strength to get through this difficult time together. I'm always here for all of yous and will never forget all the beautiful goodtimes we all shared together. All my love Tatia,Mondi and family.

Randy Lacey

December 29, 2019

Dad you will be missed by many . I loved you and helped you all my life. You were a good father and grandfather. I will miss you and will always be in my heart. You were a artist on the piano. God bless you.