John F. Cabala

Class of 1954

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of John Cabala, Class of 1954. Please keep the Cabala family in your prayers.

John F. Cabala, age 87, entered into rest Wednesday May 22, 2024. He was born on November 20, 1936 in Cleveland and graduated from St. Edward High School class of 1954. He attended and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music. John was a beloved music teacher, director and organist at St. Bernadette's Parish for over 66 years. When not teaching music or tuning the piano John could be found lovingly and meticulously working on the grounds of the church or sharing countless stories, notes, pies and roses with parishioners and everyone he came in contact with, he touched many lives. John filled his days with deeds
of selfless love always pointing his children and grandchildren to Jesus. St. Bernadette's dedicated its new pipe organ to John last year. His children and grandchildren all felt so blessed to have him in their lives.
He is survived by 2 daughters; Laura (Mike) Peticca & Sue Ann (Bob) Wallenhorst, 9 grandchildren; Julie, Joe (Paula), Matthew, Jill, Theresa, Brian, Matthew, Kristen and Andrew, 2 great grandchildren; Lucca & Nina,
1 sister; Mary (Hilary-dec'd) Tachovsky. He was preceded in death by a son; John Cabala, parents; John & Mary (nee-Vdovka) Cabala and siblings Ann (Joseph-dec'd) Hudak & Henry (Jane-dec'd ) Cabala.
Family will receive friends Wednesday May 29,2024 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm at the MISENCIK FUNERAL HOME,36363 Detroit Rd., Avon. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday May 30, 2024 at 11:00am at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 2256 Clague Rd., Westlake (Please meet at church). Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland.

Posted on: May 28, 2024

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John F. Cabala

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