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Victoria "Vickie" (Taucher) Kayackas, 94, beloved wife of (the late) George Kayackas for 61 years, passed away, surrounded by family on Monday, February 20, 2017 in Newbury, Ohio (formally of Mayfield Hts., Ohio). She was born March 12, 1922 in Cleveland.

Vickie ("Grandma in the Orange House") was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She will forever be in our hearts with memories of baking, playing cards, bingo, sewing and Sunday dinners with the family, just being silly and having fun.

Vickie is survived by her son George (Micki) and daughters, Gloria Kleve and Debra Swetel (the late Bob Sedivy); grandchildren, Sara (Mike) Mooreland, Craig Kayackas, Tracy (Nelson) Onderdonk, Ryan (Alyssa) Kleve, Shane (Lindsey) Swetel and Bryan (the late Tabitha) Swetel; great-grandchildren, Joey, Noella, Maddie, Anastasia, Lindyn, Jackson, Nelson and Lenox.

Preceding her in death; parents John and Mary (Hrast) Taucher, sisters; Sylvia Ferrara and Mary Krawetz, brothers; Frank, Carl, John, and Stanley.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers of Holly Hill Nursing Home and to Crossroads Hospice for their dedication and care given to our Mom along with comforting our family.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11:30am, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6850 Mayfield Rd, Gates Mills, OH 44040 (

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations c/o the family (Gloria Kleve) to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

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