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Mary Louise Sebock (nee Clapacs)

02/14/1948 — 04/10/2019

Mary Louise Sebock (nee Clapacs), age 71, passed away suddenly April, 10, 2019 in Naples, Florida. Born in Cleveland and raised in Euclid, Mary Lou was born the eldest of four children to her beloved parents, John and Jennie Clapacs. She spent her childhood surrounded by the love of her siblings, cousins and large extended family. After graduating from Euclid High School in 1966 where she was appropriately voted ”most organized,” she began working at the Addressograph-Multigraph Company. Shortly thereafter, she accompanied a friend to visit the local fire station where she met a young man named Joe who would become the love of her life. After marrying in 1972, they moved to Mentor to start a family and had two amazing, talented and beautiful daughters who definitely did NOT write this obituary. Mary Lou was heavily involved in her children’s schooling as a PTA room mother and staple at Fairfax Elementary. She reentered the workforce in the late 80s, holding positions at both Ohio Water and Professional Houseware Distributors (PHD).

Mary Lou loved reading, shopping, and cleaning. She was a professional worrier, master at word games and knew all the answers on Jeopardy. She spoke to her sister and daughters a ridiculous amount of times a day. She was a Facebook fanatic, which helped her connect with family and friends as she split her time between Ohio and Florida in recent years. She was happiest when with her granddaughters and was famous for her daily countdowns leading up to her frequent visits to California.

She and Joe enjoyed retirement in Naples going out to eat, attending Florida Everblades games and visiting local casinos where she never met a slot machine she didn’t like. They shared a home, family and lifetime of memories that Joe will cherish forever. 

Mary Lou was the loving wife for 46 years of Joe Sebock; mother of Dawn Sebock (Mike Kilzer) and Dina (Tim) Hillier; grandmother of Raya and Adelle; daughter of the late John and Jennie Clapacs; sister of John (Nancy) Clapacs, Clara (Chris) Stanic, Robert Clapacs, and Maureen (Joe) Richardt; Also remembered by her best friend, Mary Ann Griffin, many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

The Sebock family will receive friends from 2-8 PM Monday, April 15, 2019 at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street, Mentor. Funeral Mass will be held at 10AM Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at St. Mary of The Assumption Catholic Church, 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Burial at All Souls Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. Or simply spend time with a loved one and share a photo on Mary Lou’s Facebook page so her family can share in your memories.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.


  1. Pam (Crook) Gray

    So sorry to hear about Mary Lou’s sudden passing, she will be missed by all who knew that kindhearted ♥️person. Prayers for Joe “Sepi “ and their family. I really enjoyed looking @ her Facebook pictures & travels. luv you guys/your cousins from Wheeling. Pam, & family & Mable

    Pam (Crook) Gray
  2. Janice Hustis

    Some of my favorite memories of Mary Lou will be the way she would welcome everyone in to her family—–once you met you were no longer a visitor or stranger but a part of her family—–and she was not at all shy about handing out jobs or duties for you to perform. I was lucky enough to go on a few casino jaunts with her and it is true, the woman loved casinos and was not afraid to grab your seat if you made the mistake of having to use the restroom. I will miss her ready smile and warm greetings. Love you Mary Lou

    Janice Hustis
  3. Mary Elmore

    I work with Dawn and I would like to express how sorry I am for the loss of Mary Lou. She sounds like a lovely person and one that I would have enjoyed meeting and spending time with. Dawn, please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    Mary Elmore
  4. Don & Linda Clapacs

    Mary Lou was a wonderful woman. She was loving, kind, thoughtful and caring. She will forever be in our hearts. Mary Lou—our new angel in heaven. May God Bless her. Our love and sympathy goes out to her beautiful family. Prayers and love forever .

    Don & Linda Clapacs
  5. Kathy & Richard Day

    Dear Joe and family
    Our hearts are sad for your loss of such a light in your lives. MaryLou was a wonderfully bubbly ray of sunshine every time you saw her. God is going to have his hands full. We are better people for knowing both of you.

    Kathy & Richard Day
    Naples, FL

    Kathy & Richard Day
  6. Judi Ferra

    With sadness, I extend my condolences to the Sebock family. I worked with Mary Lou at PHD, Inc. The words here describe Mary Lou to a tee. May God be with you during this difficult time and while you already know she loved you, it was evident everyday that her family was her pride and joy…and Joe was definitely the love of her life. God bless.

    Judi Ferra

    So very very sorry and shocked to here this news. We were gone on vacation and did not have internet access, we just learned this when we returned home. Our hearts go out to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Mary Lou was such a sweet loving person. We are so very sorry.

  8. Carol Denton

    So saddened to hear of your wife’s sudden passing. She sounds like an amazing woman! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know your Imperial “family” is all very concerned and worried about their dear friend Joe. God Bless.

    Carol Denton
  9. Pam Gray & Mable Crook

    Dear Joe, we were so sorry to hear about dear sweet Mary Lou. I followed all your travels via Facebook with her & really enjoyed seeing the two of you with your granddaughters. She will be missed by all the family near & far. Take care luv you guys from Wheeling…

    Pam Gray & Mable Crook

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