Helen L. Schiavoni

November 29, 1923May 15, 2018

HELEN L. SCHIAVONI (nee Doty) age 94, passed away peacefully May 15, 2018. She was born in a coal mining town in Pennsylvania and moved to Cleveland during WWII and met her husband Gus. She raised four children while getting her Bachelor's degree in Education and taught in the Cleveland Public Schools for 30 years retiring in her early seventies. After retiring she enjoyed traveling the world. Preceded in death by her husband August, survived by children, Michael (Mena), Dale (Julie), Gary (Mary Anne) and Cindy Cardwell (John), Grandchildren Jarrod Burns, Sean and Scott Cardwell and Dana Schiavoni, Great grandchild Wesley Schiavoni and brothers Teddy (Patty, deceased) Doty and Julius (Joanne) Doty and many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Helen's memory to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH 44110. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Friday May 18th at St. Clare Church. Interment Lake View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 5975 MAYFIELD RD. MAYFIELD HTS. OH 44124, THURSDAY 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Online guest book and condolences


  • John Doty, Father
  • Catherine Doty (May), Mother
  • August "Gus" Schiavoni, Husband
  • Michael (Mena), Son
  • Dale (Julie), Son
  • Gary (Mary Anne), Son
  • Cindy Cardwell (John), Daughter
  • Jarrod Burns, Grandson
  • Sean & Scott Cardwell and Dana Schiavoni, Grandchildren
  • Wesley Schiavoni, Great Grandchild
  • Teddy (Patty,deceased), Doty & Julius (Joanne) Doty, Brothers
  • Many nieces & nephews


  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 18, 2018

Helen L. Schiavoni

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Christine Nicoloff (Doty)

May 16, 2018

Dearest Aunt Helen. I have loved you for all the family times we have spent together - in Florida camping in tents or camping at our home on Arden, eating Italian food at your kitchen table in Cleveland, dancing in your basement. You came to California for Andrea's High School Graduation and my college graduation. Fred and I had a raucous time with you, my parents, and Aunt Dot and Uncle Lou as we toured the California coastline.
I have loved you for your courage as a woman - being the first woman in your family to get a college degree, having the dedication to teach Special Education students in the inner city, and then becoming a world traveler.
Dear Cindy, Gary, Dale and Michael. My heart goes out to you with the passing of your mother. I will always remember our visit 2 years ago, especially when Peaches sat on her lap. May God be with you during this difficult time. I am relieved that her final days were peaceful and pain free. I love you all.

Susan Ray(Doty)

May 16, 2018

Aunt Helen....You were one of my favorite Aunts when I was growing up. When my parents would take us all up to Cleveland after our family moved to Tampa, you and Uncle Gus allowed us to stay in you home.

I remember having so much fun playing with Cindy, Michael, Dale and Gary. I also remember the meals that you and Uncle Gus would make for all of us.

To Cindy, Michael, Dale and Gary I want to say how sorry I am to hear of your Mother's passing. It was such a relief to hear that it was peaceful and pain free.

I will be making a donation to the Hospice that you recommended in her honor.