Elaine Spondike

Obituary of Elaine Spondike

We celebrate the life of Elaine Spondike, daughter of William Gereb and Mary Elizabeth Yarbenic Gereb of Sharon, Pennsylvania, who graced the earth from August 6, 1938 until December 23, 2021. Elaine was the loving wife of Edward with whom she shared sixty-one years of life together, mother of David, Darrin, Michael, and Karen (aka Spike), grandmother of Alex, Jordan, and Lexii, and a second Mom to Al Norman, Krysia Mansfield and Amy Spondike. A twenty-six year liver transplant survivor, Elaine was an avid reader, and a fierce education advocate. Elaine was active in many elected and appointed positions including being the first ESP elected to the National Education Association Board of Directors, ESP at Large from Ohio, from 1989 to 1995. She had a heart that would not stop giving, nor stop beating. Elaine and Ed found their spiritual home at the Old South Church in Kirkland. In lieu of or in addition to sending flowers, please consider making a donation to the Old South Church Food Pantry, 9802 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, OH 44094; LifeBanc at www.lifebanc.org; or to the Painesville Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, Ohio 44077. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio 44077. The funeral service will be Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 10:00AM at the funeral home. Internment will follow in Mentor Municipal Cemetery, Mentor, Ohio. The family requests those who are not vaccinated are asked to wear masks. Online obituary, condolences and directions available at www.johnsonfuneralservices.net
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Wednesday
29
December

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Johnson Funeral Home
368 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, Ohio, United States
440-357-7544
Wednesday
29
December

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Johnson Funeral Home
368 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, Ohio, United States
440-357-7544
Thursday
30
December

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Johnson Funeral Home
368 Mentor Ave.
Painesville, Ohio, United States