Doris Valentino Olech

Born: 10/07/1931 Passed:

Doris lived an active and vibrant life until sustaining a brain injury on January 5, 2020. She completely recovered from her injury by early March but was setback in mid-April and May with several minor strokes that left her with dementia. Doris passed away peacefully at the Holy Family Hospice in Parma, Ohio at 9:43pm on Friday, October 30 from end stage dementia. She was born October 7, 1931 to the late William and Mary (Rutti) Valentino. Doris inspired her family with her work ethic, attention to detail and her infectious positivity. In earlier years, she worked as a bookkeeper and executive secretary for the Samuel Freedman estate. She graces the titles of being First Lady of ILYA (Inter-Lake Yachting Association) 1992; Honorary member of Bay Point Yacht Club; Life Member of Beta Sigma Phi; Honorary Life Member of the Ohio Congress of PTA; and Volunteer of Cleveland Metroparks Westcreek.  She attended the Bethel Cleveland Middleburg Heights church since 2008. She was easy to love and enjoyed loving family and friends. Doris spent her lifetime having a sunny disposition, always seeing the glass half full.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis W. Olech and her brother, Robert Valentino

Mother of Karen and proud grandmother of Gary G.

A note from Doris:


I think God put me on this earth to make people smile! So – I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done. I’d like to leave an echo of happy times and laughing times – of bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories I leave behind.

I’ll always love you, from above,


(AKA Mother, Grandma & friend)

In lieu of flowers, Doris’s family suggests a donation toward the organization in honor of Doris’s friendship or a gift on behalf of the generous care of Holy Family St. Augustine Health Ministries Parma, Ohio


3 Tributes to Doris Valentino Olech

  1. Esther Salata says:

    I loved Doris, she was a volunteer when I worked at the Cleveland Metroparks. We became “besties” as she would say and she and I had a lot of fun together. She loved dogs, especially my senior dog Dusty. She called herself a “silver fox” and always had a funny comment to make. We kept in touch even after I moved away from
    Ohio. I would call her and send her cards. I aspire to be like her.

  2. Vicky Lynn & Scott Marlowe says:

    Those are not stars in the sky but they are porch lights to greet Doris home. Frank is there, waiting!

  3. Marie Jocke RN says:

    I adored Doris. She was so sweet and kind. She loved her daughter and grandson so much. She always smiled and was just the nicest lady. My condolences are with her family.

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