Rachel Anna Samolis

Obituary for Rachel Anna Samolis

February 14, 1971 - December 17, 2020
Broadview Heights, Ohio | Age 49

Beloved Sister, Aunt, and Friend


Rachel Anna Samolis, age 49, passed away December 17, 2020 after a courageous battle with chronic illness. She is the beloved sister of Melissa Bush (Jake), Gretchen Elwood (Mike), and Bridget Lambright (Jason Clapper). Proud and cherished aunt of 3 nephews: Aaron Barnett, and Jordan and Ryan Elwood. She dearly loved James Christopher Meadors and his daughter Isabella Rose DeMarco whom she considered family.

Rachel was a graduate of Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School as well as Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. She had a career in early adulthood as an administrative assistant. She could easily win a speed typing contest and loved to play games and connect with others online.

Rachel was passionate about many things: heavy metal, animals, nature, the Browns, sparkling jewelry, glittery makeup, all things Fall and spooky, including Halloween, Stephen King, and her notorious skull collection, but there was nothing she was more passionate about than her nephews and her beloved Bella. She was a doting and generous "Auntie RaRa".

Rachel had a laugh that was contagious. She was witty and down-right hilarious. She had a beautiful bond with her parents, Bernard Joseph and Helen Margaret Samolis (nee Rudd), who proceeded her in death. In recent years, she was a great companion to her mom, sharing a lot of love, fun and laughter.

Rachel had a deeply caring heart and genuinely loved her extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be forwarded to: Northeast Ohio SPCA (A No-Kill Pet Shelter and Clinic), 9555 Brookpark Road, Parma, Ohio 44129. 216-351-7387

Cremation by Busch Crematory. 440-842-7800. buschcares.com

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