• Born: April 19, 1944
  • Died: November 11, 2017
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

JEANNE A. HOSTICKA (nee Vondenberg) age 73. Passed away at 12:57 Am on Saturday November 11, 2017, at Mount Royal Villa Care Center, where she resided and under the care of Crossroads Hospice. She was born in Tiffin, Ohio on April 19, 1944, to Francis and Marion (Montz) Vondenberg. She was the eldest of three siblings.

Beloved mother of Gina Wright (Tom Gigante), Teresa D'Alessandro (Enzo), Lisa Speckman (Ron Paganelli), Andy Trujillo (Claire) and Jaime Hosticka. Cherished grandmother of Benjamin, Jennifer, Lyndsay, Maggie, James Ann, Katyana, Lily, Carter, Logan and Blake. Great grandmother of Olivia, Madelyn, Tristan, Brantly and Levi. Sister of Judy Wendorff (John) and the late Bruce Vondenberg. Daughter of the late Francis and Marion Vondenberg).Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Jeanne has a zest for life. She was an avid gardener and loved planting trees and flowers. She also maintained beautiful indoor plants throughout the year. She baked and cooked for her children and made sure all were very prompt for meals. At dinner time the neighborhood could hear her calling her children's names one at a time out of the kitchen window, regardless of spring, summer, fall or winter. The household was kept immaculate at all time and decorated from her heart with her art for every holiday. Every summer the family spent a good amount of time at the Metroparks enjoying frosted spiced cupcakes, the beach with pail and buckets in tow or at Hinckley swimming and catching crayfish. Geauga Lake in Aurora was always an annual event as well as, Sea World and Cedar Point. Winter months were spent playing records and finding crafts for everyone to keep busy such as, macramé, hook rugs and embroidery... as well as, Sledding, throwing snowballs or just playing in the snow.

Jeanne also loved birds, both wild and domesticated. Her favorite bird was the owl, of which she developed a fondness for when she was a young girl and delivered newspapers in the early AM in Mentor Headlands. She went home explaining to dad that she heart a "whooo" everywhere she went and was afraid. Here father explained to her that those were the owls calling each other to let them know she had walked passed and was on her way near them and to make sure each other know she was safe.

Private family services will be held.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in peace, mom. I think of you all of the time.

Posted by Gina Wright - Parma Heights, OH - Daughter   November 10, 2021

As I was thinking of you and how you might be doing, I just found out that you passed away. You were so kind to me and all the people you hosted during our time at your house. You treated all of us like your own children. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Rahul Pawar    October 10, 2021

I look at your beautiful urn and baby pictures often and smile. You will never be forgotten.

Posted by Gina Marie Wright - Dunnellon, FL - Family   November 11, 2020

I just found out you passed. I will never forget your many acts of kindness when you hosted me in your place. One of the kindest souls I have known. Rest In Peace. Much love.

Posted by H G - MI - friend   August 22, 2020

2 years now and I am so happy for you. Rest mom.

Posted by Gina Wright - Parma, OH - Daughter   November 10, 2019

I miss you.

Posted by Gina Wright - Parma, OH - Family   November 23, 2017

We were sorry to hear about Jeanne. Though she struggled near the end, she will always be remembered as a good neighbor who kept up her yard with flowers and plantings, and she motivated us to do the same.

Warmest regards,

Ed Becker & Karen Allen

Posted by Ed Becker - Cleveland Hts, OH - neighbor   November 19, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by JR    November 18, 2017

We are sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved one.

Posted by Len & Lynn Mastrucci - Leroy twp, OH - Friend   November 16, 2017

So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother, grandmother, aunt. sister, and cousin. May your precious memories carry you through. Such an awful disease taking our family members from us. Love to all.

Posted by Cheryl Overmyet - Fremont, OH - Family   November 16, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mom. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jill Rabne - Beachwood, OH - Friend   November 15, 2017


Terri, Lisa, Jaime, Andy , Gina and all the family, Don and I share your sadness with the loss of your Mother and best friend. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Prayers and condolences to all. Love, Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Don Wellman.

Posted by Carolyn Wellman - Tiffin, OH - Family   November 14, 2017

Thinking of you and your families-Teresa, Lisa, Andy, Jaime and Gina during this difficult time.

Posted by Jean Metz - Chagrin Falls - friend   November 14, 2017