Ethel Harris

Obituary for Ethel Harris

April 18, 1936 - April 26, 2021
Avon, Ohio | Age 85

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Friend


Ethel L. Harris (nee Mihalcin) was born on April 18, 1936, in Hazelton, PA. Her proud parents, Michael and Susan raised her and her five siblings in Sharon, PA. Ethel graduated from Sharon High School and eventually moved to the Cleveland area where she worked at and retired from Key Bank in Credit Authorization. She and her husband, Gerald have made their home in Avon for the past 42 years.

Ethel was an excellent housekeeper, her home was spotless. She always looked good and kept up a weekly meeting with her hairdresser. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting and Toll Painting. She inherited her love of Soap Operas from her mother and watched them religiously, taping them during the day and watching them late at night. Above all, Ethel was at her best when she was with her family. She was devoted to her children but it was the grandchildren that truly made her heart leap, oh how she loved being a grandmother.

She leaves behind her husband, Gerald Harris; daughter Karen Kules, of Brookpark OH, and son Martin Zipay, of Stafford VA; her dear grandchildren, Nicole Christine and Jacob Joseph Kules, and Angela Marie and Curtis Alan Zipay; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Ethel was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Zipay; her parents; and siblings.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve, PO Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192.

A public visitation with social distancing and facial coverings will be held on Monday, May 3, at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, from 4-8 pm. Funeral service to be held on Tuesday, May 4, 10:00am, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 32747 Lake Rd. Avon Lake, OH 44012. The Reverend Jeff Steeber to officiate. Burial to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. 440-937-6175


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