On Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020, MaryAnn Bocian (nee Sobecki) passed away peacefully at the age of 87. MaryAnn was born in Cleveland, OH on July 9, 1933 to Julia (nee Mroczek) and Stanley Sobecki. She graduated from Marymount High School and went on to work as a secretary at Sealtest until she married Leonard Bocian on May 1, 1965. They raised three children, during which time MaryAnn rejoined the workforce, eventually retiring from Rini’s grocery store.
MaryAnn was married for 38 years to Leonard until he passed in 2003. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Arik Bocian.
She is survived by her sister Ceil O’Linn; children, Carrie (Christopher) Sim, Joseph (Catherine) Bocian and Allen (Elizabeth) Bocian; her grandchildren, Stephanie, Andrew, Julianna, Alexandra, Alyssa, Kristina, Blake, Ana, Ava, and Dylan, along with numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
MaryAnn is best described as extremely kind. Up until the time she wasn’t physically able, she loved to crochet and give beautiful blankets for wedding showers and new babies in the family. She enjoyed water aerobics with her friends, and spending time talking and playing with her grandkids. She was a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan who told stories of taking the bus as a kid down to the ballpark to cheer on the team, and she continued to cheer them on through her golden years from her recliner.
While she endured declining health recently, she taught those around her to never give up and to cherish the time spent with those you love.
Family and friends are welcome for a brief visitation between 4 – 7 P.M. on Monday Dec. 28, 2020 at GOLUBSKI FUNERAL HOME, 5986 RIDGE RD., PARMA with services Tues. Dec. 29 at 10:15 A.M. at the funeral home and a funeral mass at 11 A.M. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 6750 State Rd., Parma. Those wishing to attend are reminded that wearing masks and social distancing must be observed for the health and safety of all. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
The family has requested that any memorial donations please be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church.