Terri (Mary) Gay

Born: 02/04/1927 Passed:

Terri (Mary) Gay age 94, passed away in her home November 13th, 2021, surrounded by family. Born on February 4th, 1927, the beloved daughter of Helen and Henry Zabohonski. She was very proud of her Fishers Island, New York roots.

Strongly opinionated and spirited, her advice and quips could be very “colorful”. She always rooted for the underdog, hated bullies and did not suffer fools. She was generous with her compliments to everyone, showed her affection freely and always said “I love you”. Her sense of humor became more apparent in later years…. and she said a lot with those eyes! Quite the lover of fashion, she always dressed in scarves, funky jewelry, perfume and her famous sunglasses!

Very artistic and crafty, our home was always decorated with color and pizzazz. She set a beautiful table and was a good cook. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends often. A terrific mom and fun-loving wife, her home was filled with lots of love, acceptance, laughter, good food and drink. Good at poker/cards, loved golf, gardening (Garden of the Year Twinsburg), enjoyed travel, casinos and family beach vacations. She enjoyed her kittens and was a nature and animal lover. But above all- She never missed an opportunity to stop and “love on” any baby or child who crossed her path.

She was preceded in death by her wonderful husband, of 50 years, Bob.

Survived by her dear sister, Jane (Janowitz); son, Martin (Golembiewski); daughter, Susan (Gay); Aunt to Diane, Madeline, Joe, Al, Joan and Robert; and adopted Grandma to her Sweet Amanda, Luke and Bruce.

Please join us on Sunday December 12th, Noon to 5:00 pm, to celebrate her life and share your stories,

2626 Burridge Circle Twinsburg, Ohio 44087. Please contact us at goskicleve2@aol.com with any questions. In lieu of flowers, mom’s favorite animal charities were Forever Friends Foundation (Northfield, Ohio) and Happy Trails (Ravenna, Ohio).

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our friends at Heartland Hospice for their care and support.


3 Tributes to Terri (Mary) Gay

  1. Ginny Kendig says:

    There will never be a friend like Terri. We shared so many activities, golf, poker, other card games, family trips and dinners, and casinos!!!!! Such a wonderful loving family.

  2. Shirley fleck says:

    Loved your mom. We had so much fun on our trip to New York. We played games all the way there and back. We had many wonderful years playing poker with our friends. Miss her. Rest in pease Terry

  3. Larry , Eva and Audrey Holler says:

    Larry knew her all his life and often spoke of how full of life, fun loving and wonderful she was. I had the pleasure of meeting Terri after I married my husband and we lived next to her son. So full of life and friendly. We will miss her.

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