Dino Achille Forlini

July 21, 1926June 22, 2014
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DINO ACHILLE FORLINI, age 87, a longtime Lakewood resident, passed away June 22, 2014. A proud Veteran of the United States Navy, he was the son of both the late Dominic and Virginia Forlini. The devoted husband for almost 69 years of Helen (nee Repa). Loving father of David (Luciel), Kathleen (Jim) Riley, Susan (Dennis) McElroy, Robert and Thomas (Ginny) Forlini. A proud grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 9. Dino was the dear brother of Doris Hughes and Mary (Tom) Kuma. Dino retired from the Ford Motor Company and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Family will receive friends THURSDAY, JUNE 26 FROM 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. AT THE CATAVOLOS-BERRY FUNERAL HOME, 23040 CENTER RIDGE RD., WESTLAKE. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 27, 10 a.m. at St. Mark Church, 15800 Montrose Ave., Cleveland. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Dino's name to the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter, 23215 Commerce Park Dr., Suite 300, Beachwood, OH 44122. For online tributes and condolences please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 27, 2014

Dino Achille Forlini

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Cindy & Patrick Hyland

July 22, 2014

To the Forlini Family,

What wonderful memories you have of your husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and neighbor. Remember that memories are the legacy of love. May the comfort of family and friends bring peace to all of you. Thank you for all the wonderful memories on Lincoln Avenue, we miss all of you!

The Hyland Family

June 27, 2014

My deepest sympathies to the Forlini Family on the passing of Dino. I have such wonderful and vivid memories of him from when I was a little kid and lived across the street in Rostraver! He always took time to teach me things, especially with mechanical tools! May God rest your soul Dino!
Joe Norelli

Debbie Beckstrom

June 26, 2014

We lived next door to Dino & Helen on Northland. What great people & neighbors. I still miss the fresh veggies from his garden in the summer! He certainly will be missed. Our condolences to Helen & the entire family! RIP Dino.

Dennis and Kathy Riley

June 26, 2014

We were very sorry to hear of your Father's passing. I was always glad to see him. He was a great Father and Grandfather. Definitely part of the "Greatest Generation."

Blaine Ohlemacher

June 25, 2014

We extend to you our deepest sympathies. Dino Forlini was a kind and gentle man the world will surely miss. I will never forget Dino's smile, his handshake, and his sweet disposition. Our thoughts and prayers are with Helen and Dino's entire family in their time of loss.

June 25, 2014

I'll truly miss the best Father-in-Law a guy could ask for. He would fix his daughter's car, straighten a door for you, and put a back porch on your house if you needed it. A proud U.S. Navy veteran, Dino never missed Veteran's Day services at Lakewood Park. I have no doubt that if the gates of Heaven are a bit squeaky ---- Dino is up there with an oil can fixing them. We'll all miss you Grandpap.

vonie long

June 25, 2014

so sorry of the passing of Dino. You are in our prayers

John Riley

June 24, 2014

Dear Kathy and family, I'm very sad to see your father/ grandfather has passed. He was a great man and we'll all miss him.

Kathie & Ron Chadwick

June 24, 2014

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of a very sweet and kind person. Many years ago I went out to Cleveland to visit my good friends The DiGrino's. I rode back to Donora with Mr. Forlini (who I didn't know very well) I was good friends with his daughter Kathy and still am.

Dan O'Shaughnessy

June 24, 2014

Grandpa Forlini is one of a kind. I loved stopping over to visit and listen to stories with Michael. I am so very sorry for your loss. All our love,
Danny & Jen O'Shaughnessy