Clara F. (Cataldo) Pleban|Feb. 11, 1933-March 20, 2008

May 22, 2015


Clara F. (Cataldo) Pleban, 75, of Elyria (formerly of Lorain and Sandusky), died Thursday, March 20, 2008, in Center Ridge Health Campus, North Ridgeville, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Feb. 11, 1933, in Lorain and lived in the Elyria area for most of her life. Mrs. Pleban was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Elyria.

She enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles and baking; and was an avid Cleveland Indians baseball fan.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Chester; daughter, Ann (Jim) Barraco of Columbus, Ohio; sons, Michael (Jayma) Pleban of San Diego, Calif., Paul (Joyce) Pleban of Elyria, Robert (Barbara) Pleban of Lorain, and James (Beth) Pleban of Wellington; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Clara Cataldo; sisters, Mary Oberle, Theresa Naples, Esther Joy, and Helen Dziekelewski; and brothers; Joseph, Anthony, Sam, Frank, James, and Dominic Cataldo.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday in Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Road and Ohio 57, Elyria. Services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home followed by a Liturgy of the Word Eucharistic funeral service at 9:30 a.m. in St. Jude Church, 590 Poplar St., Elyria; the Rev. Patrick Humphrey will officiate. Burial will be in Ridgehill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to CHP Regional Foundation/New Life Hospice, 3700 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44056.