MUDRA, Dennis

MUDRA, Dennis

MUDRA, Dennis. Age 63. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Eckerfield) for 43 years. Beloved son of Edward (deceased) and Alyce (nee Novak). Beloved father of Jason (Michelle) and Jeffrey (Christine). Loving grandfather of Ryan, Megan, Abby, and Logan. Dear brother of Lynn and David. US Navy Veteran.

Funeral service Wednesday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Divinity Lutheran Church, 11877 Blossom Ave., Parma Hts., 44130. Interment, Woodvale Cemetery. VISITATION TUESDAY 1-4 and 6-8 P.M. at THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (between Ridge and Snow).

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  1. Richard Shwartz Sr. on January 24th, 2011 8:37 am

    Dear Fran, Jason, Jeffery & family.
    Words can’t explain the sympathy and sorrow I feel in my heart about losing one of the few good guys that were left in this world. I look at Dennis and his lifes work and can only be amazed by his love,devotion to his family and his unselfish purity as a man and a human being. The world would be so much better if we had more people like Dennis. They say that out of 1,000 men there is only one good one I am proud to say I knew him . Fran you and the kids had the honor and blessing to share your life with him. After I decided to change my life I realized that life is like a vapor here one second then gone and all we have are the memories so I know for me I want to leave lasting good memories for Dennis this came naturally . In the physical sense Dennis is gone but Dennis will always live in the most meaningful place a place only reserved for Dennis in his wife’s, children, grand children and friends heart’s. We are our memories we take nothing with us when we go but we always have memories and the memories we leave with others. This is why we as human beings strive to be good decent people you really are only as good as your last review . Dennis was a hit in my book. Every time I cut my grass I will remember Dennis something as little as cutting grass made Dennis happy as it does me. I will remember him with his grand children outside and lovingly arguing with Fran just as I do with Eva. I will miss Dennis ! If you need anything we are just a walk across the back yard . Much love and sympathy Richard

  2. Eva Schwartz on January 24th, 2011 8:39 am

    Dear Fran, I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dennis, “Denny!” as you often called him. He was a devoted and loving husband , father, grandpa, and friend. I am grateful that we shared summers of backyard fun with each other and the kids. I will always remember your husband with great fondness. He was a kind and gentle man. He was a good friend to me and I will miss his stories. There are just not enough words to express to you how I feel except that I love you and I am so sorry. The love that you have for Dennis and the love Dennis has for you and his family will never change. Love, Eva

  3. Nancy Grabski on January 24th, 2011 9:47 am

    I will miss Denny. He always made me laugh – in his gruff way. RIP.

  4. m on January 24th, 2011 12:51 pm

    He will always be remembered as you share the stories and the memories of how he lived his life and how very much he meant, may you find comfort…And, throughout this difficult time, may you also know the deep sympathy and concern that is felt for you and all your family. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith.-2Timothy 4:7. As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me. -Psalms 3:5

  5. Steve on January 24th, 2011 1:07 pm

    What can say, he will be missed so. He was so loved and respected by everyone. I always saw Uncle Denny as a very solid, very sure, very strong man. He always will be that way in my heart. I wasnt as close to him as I am now going to wish I was, however I know enough to know the world is out one really really great guy. He made me laugh so hard sometimes. Last summer in my garage he got going with a funny story and his little tag-lines he would add, I almost had cramps from him doing a routine about something I’ll leave private. Peace to his soul and those souls he has left behind. We will all be together again some day! Have faith, stay strong, make peace.

  6. david widows on January 24th, 2011 4:11 pm

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. You have the hopes and prayers of me and my wife in your time of sorrow. Please convey these as well to your family.
    Sincerely,

    David Widows

  7. William Bistak on January 24th, 2011 4:34 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the entire family. God bless Dennis on his journey to heaven. May God’s gratious mercy be upon him and may he rest in his peace. I pray that each family member feel the healing power of God in this time of grieving. My love to you Fran and I will see you at the wake tomorrow.
    Love and God’s blessing,
    Bill

  8. Jerry Thompson on January 24th, 2011 10:44 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Mudra family, I didn’t personally know Dennis, But if he was anyting like Dave, he was definately
    an interesting person. He was way to young to be leaving and not to be able to see grandchildren grow wise with his guiding hand is by far the worse.
    My deepest sympathy and my prayers to the whole family.

    Jerry Thompson

  9. Ceil Greenwell on January 25th, 2011 2:48 am

    Words are inadequate to express the blessing Denny will always be to my life & career. He was my darling Big Brother (not to mention right & left arms on shift) on the job. He shared with me the quote I live by that’s served me well ever since we first met; “Never lie & you won’t have to remember what you said”. He taught me how to track deer/suspects, to shoot a mean shotgun, and most importantly what a great Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Cop & male friend TRULY is. Denny remains forever in a class all his own; truly a gentleman who also was a gentle man. Those blessed to know him understand this distinction. His humor was as sharp as his shooting skills. Back in the day, Denny was revered/ legend as ‘the green rhino’, resulting from his power & strength on the job. The observant also recognized the sincerity & tenderness that also sprung from his one of a kind heart.
    Denny’s love & devotion to his dearest Fran & his entire family is UNPARALLELED,
    I will forever cherish all the moments I shared with him, holding the grace that was the gift of Denny Mudra within my heart always.

  10. Gregg Mehling on January 25th, 2011 7:53 am

    Lynn, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. My sympathy to you and your family. – Gregg Mehling

  11. Darla Boiani on January 25th, 2011 9:52 am

    Jeffery and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. Darla Boiani

  12. Leo T Bistak on January 25th, 2011 6:28 pm

    Will keep you and your family in our prayers and remembrance. Being married 43 years ourselves, this month, I would have a hard time saying goodbye and learning to live with the empty space where there had been a partner for so long a time.

    God be with you as you grieve your loss.

    Leo and Nancy Bistak

  13. Russ Varga on January 26th, 2011 4:00 pm

    Jeff, my prays are with your and your family may your memory of what your dad lived for live on in your hearts varry soon we will all be together . in Christ Russ

  14. Linda Betzer on February 1st, 2011 11:46 am

    Dear Lynn,
    My heart goes out to you in the loss of your brother. May you be comforted by fond memories of good times together.
    Linda Betzer

  15. Jim Stepancik on March 2nd, 2020 8:07 am

    Wow, I just found this on the WEB.

    My thoughts and prayers to his family, colleagues and friends, although very late.

    I am retired from Berea PD and knew him from back then when he was with MetPark Rangers. We trained together a number of times, most memorable was up at Camp Perry for the NRA Police Firearms Instructor Course. That was a week of fun and laughter.

    Jim

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