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Tenth Annual Celebration of Life Gala Features ‘Masquerade Ball’ Theme

The Village at Marymount will host its 10th Celebration of Life Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 in the Holiday Inn Ball Room Cleveland South, 6001 Rockside Road in Independence.

“We are so pleased to be having the 10th annual Celebration of Life Gala in the Holiday Inn Ballroom in Independence,” said Sue Nall, The Village at Marymount’s executive director. “Our guests will love this recently renovated venue – and the ‘Masquerade Ball’ theme of events we have in store for them.”

The gala again will feature exciting vacation destinations and unique experiences as part of the live auction. The silent auction highlights items from Cleveland’s sports, dining, travel, and entertainment scenes.

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please call Ron Hollowell at 216-332-1751 or email:


About The Village at Marymount

In the Franciscan spirit of valuing the gift of life in all its transitions, our mission is to provide an environment of Compassion, Competence, and the Celebration of Life to all entrusted to this community of care. The Village at Marymount, was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis, and offers a continuing care community located on the Marymount Intergenerational Campus, 5200 Marymount Village Drive in Garfield Heights.

The Village is composed of Marymount Place, a three-story inviting facility with 104 suites, offering assisted living services; and Villa St. Joseph, opened in 2007 consisting of 142 suites offering skilled and intermediate nursing care, short-term rehabilitation; Memory Care neighborhoods; and palliative and hospice care.

Thank you to the following list of generous 2018 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Mr. Jay and Mrs. Lanee Lucarelli

Diamond Sponsors

Cleveland Clinic

Creative HealthCare Consulting, Inc.

Platinum Sponsors

Mr. Jim and Mrs. Lynne Filicko


Gold Sponsors

The Fedeli Group

Mr. Bradley and Mrs. Leah Knapp

The Kurtz Family Foundation

Mr. Don and Mrs. Pam Washkewicz

Silver Sponsors

Mr. Jim and Mrs. Patty DiSiena

Mr. David and Mrs. Karen Doll

Ganley Auto Group

Medical Mutual

Remedi SeniorCare

Mr. Joseph Scaminace

Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis

Bronze Sponsors

The Deliberato Law Center & Golubski Deliberato Funeral Home

The DiGeronimo Family Foundation

HW & Co.

Mr. Gerald P. Jarzabek

Mr. Marc and Mrs. Lisa Kotora

Mr. Dale and Mrs. Dolores Lytkowski

The MPB Charitable Foundation

Friend of SSJ-TOSF Sponsors


Charles Schulz Building Co

Delta Dental Care Consultants Inc

Gorman-Lavelle Corporation

Hiti, DiFrancesco and Siebold Inc.

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Carol Kenney

Mr. Drew and Mrs. Shelley McCandless

The Shibley Family and Yours Truly Restaurants

Mr. Don H. Smith

Mr. Jim and Mrs. Jodie Varner

Table Sponsors

Center For Connected Care

Citi Electric

Creative HealthCare Consulting Inc.

GeroPsych Associates

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Integrity Home Care

Dr. Terence and Mrs. Joyce Isakov

Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Janice Myers

Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Cathleen Napierkowski

Pleasant Lake Villa

Richter Healthcare Associates

Trinity High School



The Deliberato Law Center & Golubski Deliberato Funeral Home

Hors D’oeuvres

Northern Haserot and Mr. Frank Pinzone


The Kabb Law Firm


Highlights of 2018 Celebration of Life Gala

Guests of the 2018 Celebration of Life Gala were entertained by the Abe LaMarca Band, which played many classic tunes from the Gatsby Era. Residents in attendance gave thanks for their new wheelchair-accessible bus, purchased with funds raised during the 2017 Celebration of Life Gala. The Fund-A-Need portion of this year’s Gala generated $40,800 toward the installation of serving pantries on our Skilled Care and Continuing Care Units.

Marymount Health Care Systems

Board of Trustees

Joseph DeRosa, Chair

Matthew P. LoPiccolo, Vice Chair

Dale Lytkowski, Treasurer

Carol Kenney, Secretary

Sister Jean Ehasz

Nicholas Fedeli

Sister Betty Gulick

Gerald P. Jarzabek

Bradley R. Knapp

Sister Anne Marie Luberda

Father Ted Marszal

Shawn Riley

David Vitatoe

Jeffry A. Myers, Ex-Officio

Daniel Napierkowski, MD, Ex-Officio

Sister Marjorie White, Ex-Officio


2018 Celebration of Life Gala

Committee Members & Volunteers

Jay and Lanee Lucarelli, Honorary Chairs 2018

Greg and Lyn Kurtz, Honorary Chairs 2017

Mary and John Stamler, Honorary Chairs 2016

Marc R. Kotora, Honorary Chair 2015

Donald E. Washkewicz, Honorary Chair 2014

Bishop Roger Gries, OSB, Honoree 2013

2013 Honorary Chair Committee:

Anthony M. Coury

Umberto Fedeli

Jim Filicko

Sister Mary Alice Jarosz

Matthew P. LoPiccolo

Tony Panzica

Joseph Scaminace

Donald E. Washkewicz

Sister Marjorie White

Jim Filicko, Honorary Chair 2012

Joseph Scaminace, Honorary Chair 2011

Dolores Kurtz, Honorary Chair 2010

Mary Bednar

Melinda Smith Bilfield

Jessica Chiano

Jeanne Collova

Anthony M. Coury

Carole Coury

Milesa Davis

Lynne Filicko

Michelle Fontanet

Julie Forgach

Liz Pencak-Frangos

Donna Galbraith

Ron Hollowell

Sister Mary Alice Jarosz

Sean Kenny

Taylor Kerrigan

Bill Lemanowicz

Becky Manelski

Chris Meinke

Jeffry A. Myers

Suzanne Nall

Donna Noble

Nancy Recko

Jenny Schumacher

Mary Shively

Vito Simonetta

Stephanie Valek

Carolyn Walla


The Village at Marymount

Board of Directors

Joseph Fornal, Chair

Christine Shibley, Vice Chair

Don H. Smith, Treasurer

Sister Anne Marie Luberda, Secretary

Sister Jean Ehasz

Jim Garnek

Sister Joyce Hollkamp

William D. Keckan

Krista Matlock

Frederic W. Misischia

Christine Schulte

Terence J. Uhl

Sister Marjorie White, Ex-Officio

Jeffry A. Myers, Ex-Officio

Daniel Napierkowski, MD, Ex-Officio