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Filomena C. Ziegman (nee Cutin), age 91 of Elyria passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Filomena was born July 5, 1927 in La Paz, Leyte, Republic of the Philippines. She and her husband Don married on October 17, 1953 in the Philippines. Elyria has been her home since 1955.

Filomena loved children and was a retired school teacher. She taught from 1950-1954 in the Philippines, 1968 1972 at St. Jude School, 1972 1984 she substituted in many Lorain County public schools, and from 1985 until her retirement in 1993 she was a teacher for the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a past member of Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Lorain Retired Teachers Association, Filipino American Association, and St. Jude Seniors.

One of her proudest moments was receiving her Master's Degree in Education in 1981. She encouraged everyone, no matter what age, to put their education first. Her talents included sewing, gardening, baking, and making everyone she met feel special. She loved dancing, and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, and over the years she returned to the Philippines to visit family several times.

She is survived by eight children, Margaret Lewis, Gerard (Wanilla) Ziegman, Sylvia (Jay) Alberts, Cynthia (Alfred) Backus, Kevin (Caroline) Ziegman, Keith (Charity) Ziegman, Sheila (Jeff) Bobonik, and Kathryn (Scott) Dillen; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and by a myriad of nieces, nephews and cousins in the United States and the Philippines.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald, sisters Irene Baluya, Trinidad DeDios, and Concepcion Cutin; brothers Antonio, Genaro, and Pablo Cutin; and by her parents Mariano and Juana Cutin (nee Alcober).

Friends may call Monday, October 29, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, Ohio. On Tuesday, October 30, closing prayers will be at 9:30 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Jude Church, 590 Poplar St., Elyria. The Rev. Fr. Frank Kosem, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery Elyria.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude School.

» 3 Condolences and Greetings
Robert McIlwaine
sent Tuesday, 30 October 2018 02:36
Sincere condolences for your loss.
Paul Blanchette
sent Monday, 29 October 2018 12:54
Our sincerest condolences for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Frank Beckloff
sent Monday, 29 October 2018 05:09
Sincere condolences for your loss. Prayers for your family.
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