• Born: April 7, 1932
  • Died: January 19, 2018
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

MARLENE TRUSKO (nee Ballantine), age 85. Loving mother of Carolee "Terry" Thomas (Dan), Barbara Semisorow (Alex), Marilyn Casola (Joe), Dale Trusko and Joyce Romansky (Bruno). Cherished grandmother of 12; great grandmother of 11. Dear sister of William Ballantine (deceased) and Carolee "Kay" Michael. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Donations requested to the Hospice of the Western Reserve. (NO FLOWERS PLEASE). Memorial services Saturday January 27, 2018 Bethany Assembly of God Church, 6195 Broadview Road, (Parma) at 11:00AM. Arrangements entrusted to the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).


Condolence & Memory Journal


I Love you

Posted by Lilliana Semisorow - Brunswick, OH - grandchild   September 24, 2018


After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we've shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. Our condolences.

Posted by Bob ,Sovanara,Sivven ,Ann Baillis - cleveland, OH - Neighbor   January 26, 2018

Rest in Peace

Posted by Dianne Santora - Brunswick, OH - Family Friend   January 25, 2018

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Patty Stuart - Strongsville   January 25, 2018

What a time this lady has had the last several years....she fought hard and would not give up. Her spirit and determination saw her through the ups and downs of this disease. May God bless her family who stood beside her every step of the way. She will be missed...

Posted by Julie Mascioli - Strongsville, OH - Family Friend   January 25, 2018

Marilyn (Joe), and family. We're very sorry for your loss and we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I'll be working but Fred will attend the service.
Maria and Fred Nickels

Posted by A friend   January 22, 2018

Just beautiful memories of a really beautiful lady, both inside and out. She always left YOU with a smile. Our mom, LaVerne Taylor, & Marlene were always there for one another. Going through good times and bad times they held each other up. I loved her laugh. Rest in Peace Marlene. Our prayers are with the family and friends, that soon the pain of her loss will ease in your hearts, and you will be able to remember the warm and funny moments you shared with her. God Bless, Gary & Diana (Taylor) Frain.

Posted by A friend   January 22, 2018


My mom and I are so very sorry for your family's loss.

Posted by Kathy Hurley (Dobos) - Strongsville, OH - Neighbor   January 22, 2018

I am so sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers od comfort are with you!

Posted by Rita Scullen - Friend   January 21, 2018

Your are forever in my heart. I will always all the time I spent in your home with your family over the years of growing up.

You are in Heaven now to rejoice with God.

Love and Peace
Bev and Gene Syder

Posted by A friend   January 21, 2018