Miriam Jo Tomasek (née) Sepesy

Born: 05/01/1936 Passed:

Miriam Jo Tomasek (née) Sepesy, passed away December 16, 2020.   She was born May 1, 1936 to the late Elsie Armstrong and Joseph Sepesy. Miriam will always be remembered barefoot, tending her garden, surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren that she welcomed into her home throughout her life. Miriam loved to bowl, ballroom dancing, and spent many Saturday nights on the dance floor with Jim and her many friends that she truly cherished over the years. Her house was the center of fun for her family, swimming in the summer and eating chicken paprikash on Christmas Eve. She was always there if you needed advice, and she loved to talk reminiscing about growing up on the west side of Cleveland on the hill above Brookside Park. She will remain in our hearts as the loving soul that she was, tall and beautiful, forever young.

In addition to her parents, Miriam was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Tomasek and daughter, Miriam Jeanette.

Miriam is survived by her children, Laurie Minute, Joan (Bob) Gallo, Jean (Michael) Budowanec, and Linda (Mark) Sturgeon; grandchildren, Samantha, Ann Marie, John, Phillip, Jeanette, Elise, Michael, Amanda, and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Angelina, Millie, Steven, Thomas, Kaylee, Zander, and Jack; siblings, John Joseph (Frances) Sepesy, Elsie (Paul) Haney, and Eloise (John) Minute. She was the beloved cousin, aunt, and great-aunt to many.

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021, 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo, 5891 Ridge Rd., Parma, Ohio. Masks are mandatory at the church due to Covid mandates.


5 Tributes to Miriam Jo Tomasek (née) Sepesy

  1. Linda says:


  2. Suzanne Minute says:

    Aunt Min will be missed. Larry and I spent too many Christmas Eves staying way too late talking to Aunt Min. Grateful for her treating extended family as her own.

    • Mike says:

      She was such a giving person. Always had an open door for anyone who needed anything. I’ll miss our talks, our mutual love for buffalo’s, and just talking about life. This is a big loss for our family.

    • Lisa Linnean says:

      Thoughts and prayers to all of Miriam’s family. She always treated me as one of her kids when I was there hanging out with Jean. She sure was a great lady who never failed to make you laugh. I know she is in heaven having a great time reuniting with family.
      Fly high Miriam, we’re going to miss you!❤❤❤????????????????

  3. laurie minute says:

    my mom was my best friend and mother. we used to go for rides when she was able. we would go to an open air market and then to mitchells ice cream. she always got her favorite coffee flavored. her favorite movie was jaws. she loved all of them. she turned me onto the western, ID and lifetime movies. she loved feeding her outside birds. she loved the morning doves. her favorite flower was a rose. she loved her girls, all five of us. mom and i would do cemetery duty. we would go to the graves and place flowers, now that is my job. i love you mom and miss you dearly. i miss our daily phone calls. i wish you are here with me in good health and laughing. she was onlys good for a belly laugh and her laughter made me laugh. she was a good mom. she was my wheels when i did not have a car and when she couldn’t drive anymore i was hers. she was a great lady and one day i will be with you again. i love you mom!!!

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