Rosemary A. (Zitel) Baranauskas

June 29, 1932 ~ August 30, 2020 (age 88)

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Rosemary Baranauskas died peacefully at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, OH on August 30, 2020, at the age of 88.

Born June 29, 1932, Rosemary lived in Cleveland before moving to Wickliffe, where she resided for the past 62 years.

Rosemary was a proud mother of seven children, who also worked as a nursing aide for many years. She was a talented artist, and had many interests, including reading and dancing. Rosemary was very devoted to her group of friends and enjoyed all the fun she had with them. She will be forever remembered for her accepting manner, and the way she encouraged others to “just be yourself.”

Survivors are her children, Mari Lehmer (Ray), Joe Baranauskas, Cathy Dittmer (Kevin), Chris Shaffer (Gary), Jerry Baranauskas (Tracy), and Mike Baranauskas (Lisa); brother, Victor S. Zitel (Bob); eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Baranauskas; daughter, Theresa Bakale; father, Victor J. Zitel and mother, Estella Zitel.

Private services will be held on September 3, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society at, the American Heart Association at or St. Jude Children’s Hospital at

Arrangements by Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home of Wickliffe (440) 943-2466.

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American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
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American Heart Association
1375 East 9th Street, Suite 600, Cleveland OH 44114
Tel: 1-216-791-7500

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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