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1928 Joseph 2023

Joseph E. Hanzely

January 28, 1928 — April 7, 2023



JOSEPH E. HANZELY, age 95 of Aurora, passed away peacefully April 7, 2023 surrounded by family. He was born in York Run, Pennsylvania and moved to the Cleveland area in the mid-1950’s. He was employed by the Ford Motor Company in Walton Hills and retired as superintendent, with over 30 years of service.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Sara Jane (nee Coville), loving father of Roxane (Joseph) Stenger and Victoria (Dan) Sirk; dearest grandfather of Sara (Ryan Morley) Stenger and Chelsea (fiance’ Neal Parker) Borchard; great-grandfather of Lila and Jack; step-grandfather of Nick (Laura) Sirk and Cory (Jen) Sirk.  In addition, he is survived by sisters-in-law Ada Amandola and Ellen Coville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John (Mary Ann), Paul (Theresa), Katie (Tony) Marva, Mary (Joe) Hancak and Ann (John) Poremba. Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, was an active member of the AMVETS, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cavs and Guardians.  A private service and Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. 


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