Tribute to Mom
By: James Slane

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, Pauline Gresock’s eternal soul completed its 98 year long, arduous, earthly mission for divine enlightenment, and made the joyous journey ...

Pauline Ann Slane

June 22, 1923August 4, 2021

Pauline Ann Slane, age 98, of Westlake, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Pauline was born June 22, 1923.

A memorial mass for Pauline will be held Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140. Inurnment St. Joseph Cemetery, 32789 Detroit Rd., Avon, Ohio 44011

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pauline's memory may be made to:

Legacies Assisted Living, 9031 N. Rogers St. SE, Caledonia, Michigan 49316 US

Live Action - Right to Life , 2200 Wilson Blvd., PMB, Arlington, Virginia 22201 US

Kindred Hospice, 625 Kenmoor Ave. SE, Unit 115, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546 US.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Slane family.


  • Legacies Assisted Living
  • Live Action - Right to Life
  • Kindred Hospice


15 October

Memorial Mass

10:30 am

St. Raphael Catholic Church

525 Dover Center Road
Ohio 44140

Interment St. Joseph Cemetery Avon, Ohio


Pauline Ann Slane

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Janet Uhrin Revelt

October 15, 2021

As a young woman venturing to the big city of Cleveland, Aunt Pauline lived under the watchful eye of big sister Agnes, her husband John, son Gene (John Eugene) and me, Janet. Being no more than 3 or 4 years old, I don't remember Pauline living with us; likewise, I don't remember EVER getting into Pauline's closet, putting on her shoes, and clomping around!

In later years, both Mom and Pauline would retell that story more than once, with Pauline adding, "I just couldn't figure out why you had to get into my shoes!" Since I was never asked "Why?" directly, no answer was ever given; besides, that's just what little girls do.

If asked that question today, my answer would be: "I walked in your shoes because I wanted to be just like you.....kind, warm, thoughtful, and loving!"

Kathleen Gresock Weyandt

October 13, 2021

During many summers of the 1950s, my immediate family, consisting of myself, four siblings and parents, would pack up for a road trip west. We greatly anticipated this trip because we knew the hospitality awaiting us upon our arrival at our Ohio destination.

We were invited by my father’s youngest sister Pauline and her husband Gene.

Immediately upon arrival the adults would engage in catch-up conversation. My brothers and male cousins quickly escaped to do their thing. Judi and I, who were a mere two months apart in age, would walk her neighborhood, meet her friends, and discuss our young lives. I fondly remember the beautiful ballerina costumes Aunt Pauline sewed for Judi’s ballet classes. They were straight out of wonderland!

Those Ohio visits seemed all too brief. 
Soon we retraced our route eastward, leaving the suburban life for our Western Pennsylvania town.

Often I dreamed of bakery breakfast rolls, the appeal of sloppy joes and eating dinner in a breezy, screened-in porch.

To this day, the scent of Lifebuoy soap returns me to the Slanes’ newly-installed shower room in the basement.

Reflecting upon those visits, I realize what an effort my Aunt Pauline exerted in opening her home to the seven of us!

Yes, we were family, but, as her life progressed, she continued be guided by her strong faith and gave her time and talent to whomever was in need.

May she and Uncle Gene rest in peace.

Dennis Baca

October 11, 2021

Just a short message to convey my sympathy to Judi, Gene, Jim and Janice on the passing of your mother, my Aunt Pauline. Better known to me as Aunt Pink, our families were close growing up in Cleveland since our mothers were sisters. We visited every two or three weeks. We spent time together visiting our Gresock aunts, uncles and cousins in Pennsylvania every summer as youngsters. Memories like those never pass away, they last forever. They are the bond of family.