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Janet "Chi Chi" Gidlin Print E-mail
Janet "Chi Chi" Gidlin (nee DeFazio) 75 years old of Elyria, Ohio passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, June 5, 2017 following a battle with cancer.

She was born on June 18, 1941 in Elyria and lived here all of her life. She was a member of St. Jude Church and was employed at the former EST Bank and Lorain County Bank. She enjoyed bowling, dancing and had a true love for animals. She was active at The Abbewood especially assisting with the Christmas Program.

She is survived by her husband, Frank of 54 years; her children, Frank (Cecile) Gidlin and Lesa (Matt) Stafford both of Elyria; her grandchildren, Angela Gidlin, Frankie (Liz) Gidlin and Tricia Stafford; and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Barbara Farrow Rush of LaGrange and Donna Reichlin of Elyria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel DeFazio and Mary DeFazio Szalley and her step father Paul Szalley.

Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 4- 8 P.M. Closing prayers will be in the funeral home on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Jude Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria, Ohio with the Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, Ohio.

The family request memorial contributions to Fido’s Companion, PO Box 518, Avon, Ohio 44011.

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