WINAR, Mary Rose

WINAR, Mary Rose

Mary Rose WINAR (nee Gaino)(98 years), of Parma passed away on June 16, 2020.  Mary was the daughter of Julius and Louisa Gaino, Italian immigrants and sister to John, David, Joseph and James.  She was raised in Cleveland and graduated from West High School in 1940.  During her childhood, Mary enjoyed skating, activities at the North Italian Club and helping her father at his grocery store on Dudley Ave. Mary married her high school sweetheart, Roy Winar in 1942 in Illinois.  Only her mother and mother-in-law attended the ceremony.  They took along a dress and asked a young store clerk, who wore that dress size, to be the maid of honor in the wedding as you often did not follow conventional rules during war times.  Pearl, the girl who wore the dress, and Mary became lifelong friends.  While Roy was serving in the Air Force, Mary worked at National Carbon to support the war effort.  Following the war Roy and Mary had two children in Cleveland and two children in Parma, where they resided for the rest of their lives.  Mary was actively involved in their children’s lives as an officer in PTA, cub scout leader, and Sunday School Teacher.  As her children grew older, she worked at Binder’s Bakery, became a practical nurse at Parma Hospital in the Obstetric’s ward, played cards with neighbors, started piano lessons and sewed many quilts.  Mary and Roy traveled to Italy to visit relatives, Hawaii and the Holy Lands.  Mary was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and Parma Heights Baptist where she taught Sunday School and was active with White Cross and Adult Bible Studies.  Mary’s greatest joy was her family.  She followed the adventures of her children (4), grandchildren (14), great grandchildren (24), great great grandchildren (1), nieces (Carol, Margaret and Virginia) and nephews (David and James) with great interest and always practiced and shared her faith. Mary is survived by her children; William David (Karen) of Medina with their children Marcia Gillum, Sandra Brooker (Mal), David (Candi) and Daniel (Holly), Nancy Louise Lamkin (Barry) of Richfield with their children Jeremy, Marisa Hoffmann (Mark), and Nathaniel, Thomas Roy (Jeanette) of Westlake with Matthew and Travis, James Joseph (Jan) of Brecksville with their children Julie Blackstone (Chris), Jill Walthers (Jon), Jordon (Mandy), Jared (Lauren) and Jubilee. The family extends their sincere thanks to those that kept in contact with Mary during her final years. 

Friends will be received at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge), on WED. JUNE 24 from 9:00-11:00 AM for VISITATION, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY THE FUNERAL SERVICE AT 11:00 AM.  SERVICE WILL BE VIA FACEBOOK LIVE BY DAN WINAR. Interment, Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parma Heights Baptist Church. To offer condolences please visit 

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  1. Marilynn and Joe Rupp on June 19th, 2020 9:53 am

    Dear Karen and Bill,
    We are sorry for the passing of your mother. God has opened his arms to her lovely smile and warm heart . She will be missed. May God’s blessing and peace be with your family as they come together for her life celebration next week.

    The Rupps

  2. Tina and Mark Oelschlager on June 19th, 2020 12:53 pm

    We send our condolences to Mrs. Winar’s entire family – and especially to our friends, the Hoffmanns and Lamkins. We didn’t know Mary but have been touched and inspired by her life…through you – her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    What a beautiful obituary and life she lived. We pray for your comfort and peace during this time. May you cherish and celebrated her live well-lived.

    Tina and Mark Oelschlager and family

  3. Carol Gault on June 19th, 2020 3:45 pm

    All my prayers to all we will miss our Aunt Mary. She was an inspiration to all with her kindness and soft and talking. She never said a bad word of anyone or anything. Thank you Aunt Mary for your life. Niece Carol

  4. Cheryl Mayer on June 19th, 2020 4:39 pm

    Dear Bill and Karen, so sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. When I
    taught first grade Sunday School under Thelma Jett for three years,
    I wanted to stop and be in the choir. Mary took my place and the kids
    Loved her. We were in many classes together and she always had a
    smile on her face. We laughed a lot together. She is with our Lord Jesus.
    Cheryl Mayer

  5. Terry & Sue Hickey on June 20th, 2020 7:19 am

    Dear Bill & Karen & family ,
    We send are heartfelt sympathy & yet we find ourselves rejoicing over a life well lived . Your mom was always so thoughtful & gracious to our family . Goodbyes are hard & we are trusting Jesus to hold you all close during this time – & because if Jesus there are sweet reunions ahead… Revelation 21:4. We love you all ❤️ Terry & Sue

  6. Judy Helman on June 20th, 2020 1:55 pm

    Dear Bill and Karen. . .So sorry to hear of your Mom’s -passing. She was always such a a gracious lady. Looking forward to when we will all be together again. With much love, Judy

  7. Daniel A Weisbarth on June 22nd, 2020 5:34 pm

    Dear Thom and Jeanette

    I am sorry to know of the passing of your mother. My sympathy to the Winar family. And what a thoughtful and touching obituary.
    Your mother will rest in the arms of the Lord.

  8. Kathy Moyers on June 22nd, 2020 6:41 pm

    Dear Bill, Karen & family,
    Thinking of and praying for you all during this time. Your Mom was a lovely lady.

  9. Joy May on June 22nd, 2020 8:26 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Mrs. WINAR. She was my Sunday School teacher whom I adored. She was kind and lived a full life. Bruce and Joy(Milidonis) May

  10. Don and Andrea Sack on June 23rd, 2020 11:17 am

    Dear Bill, Karen, and family,
    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you in the passing of Mary. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind. We especially remember her beautiful smile and kindness to all. Losing a loved one is never easy,
    yet having so many wonderful memories of her will help ease the pain.
    Healing Blessings,
    Don and Andrea

  11. Bill Hamilton on June 23rd, 2020 8:03 pm

    Greetings Winar Family. On behalf of the Hamilton Family (myself, my wife Ann and my two sons Lee and Brad), we would like to express our sincere condolences to your entire family on the passing of a wonderful CHRISTian woman (Mary). She was well liked by all who had the privilege to know her. She lived a full life. GOD Bless.

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