Joan H. Kehl

January 22, 1934October 7, 2013

JOAN H. KEHL (nee Ribar), beloved wife of Melvin; dearest mother of Kim, Denise Blessing, Christopher (Janene) and Jodi Paglio; devoted grandmother of Katlin, Zach, Nicholas, Owen, Nicole, Marissa and Gabby; dear sister of James, Dolores Burgess (Michael), Martin (Nancy) and Rosemary Brayman (deceased). In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the William B. Hirsch Family Cancer Center 6780 Mayfield Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH 44124. Memorial Mass 10 am Saturday October 12 at St. Paschal Baylon Church 5384 Wilson Mills Road, Highland Heights, OH 44143. The family will receive friends at St.Paschal Baylon Life Center from 9 am until time of service. Online condolences


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Mary Catherine Ribar

October 13, 2013

I am sorry I couldn't be with you yesterday to remember Joanie. My first memories of her are from family gatherings at 90th Street. She was one of the older cousins that so impressed us. I also have a memory of my father, Marty, going to sing at Mel and Joanie's wedding. In the years since we have gathered to honor lives and tansitions. The words I think of now when I remember her is that she glittered and sparkled.

Kythryn Carr Hurd

October 11, 2013

Kim and Family,
I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you find comfort in a celebrating a life well lived.

Robert Terlizzi

October 11, 2013


You and Joan were always kind and generous during my years with you at Petrequin. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Bob and Patricia Terlizzi

October 11, 2013

Dear Kim,
I'm very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Carma Kovalo, ADAMH

October 11, 2013

My most sincere sympathy to Mel and whole family on your loss. May God strenghthen and comfort you through this difficult time. I am so grateful to have been able to work and raise families with Joan as my friend. We are all better people for having her in our lives.
Donna Buksa

Robin Watson

October 11, 2013

We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in our every prayer and thought. Robin, Cindy & Alice

Patrick Kanary

October 11, 2013

Dear Kim and Family- may loving memories bring you comfort at this time.

Elizabeth Connor (Wantz)

October 11, 2013

I will always remember Joan's kindness when I was in the hospital. Her caring was an inspiration for us all. Joan, may I always be as thoughtful and kind as you were always.

Denise Blessing

October 11, 2013

How I loved the most awesome mom in the world

Sue & Paul Divito

October 10, 2013

Joanie was a true friend and a real sweetheart and we will miss her always! We send our love to her wonderful family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.