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“I realize this is 2017, but I just saw this obituary for Mary Lou, who was my first accordion teacher back in 1960 when I was in the fourth grade at...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Jim Leveskas - NY

“So sorry for your loss when I heard I was shocked Kelly and pop my love and prayers go out to you both always Linda Williams from Madison walmart ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Williams - Madison

“My deepest sympathy Mary lu was always lots of fun. She made me laugh a lot,she will be missed!! May the lord JESUS be with Jerry and Kellie!! ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Dennis George - Cleveland, OH

“Prayers and condolences to the family of a very talented lady who was loved very much.Barb Kelley ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Barb Kelley - Mentor, OH

“You were always there for our family to help in any way. We will miss your smiling face and your caring giving heart. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie - LaGrange, IL - niece

“So sorry for your loss. Mary Lou will be greatly missed.Bill Pethtel ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Our condolences and prayers go to the Pocatko family. Mary Lu will truly be missed by Judy and I. She was such a wonderful lady, had such a...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Don and Judy Bartlett - Madison, OH

“Aunt Mary Lu, thank you for being a light in a sometimes tough world. You will forever shine bright ♡ ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Christine George - Spindale, NC


Mary Lu Pocatko, age 70, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. She was born April 10, 1945 in Cleveland the daughter of Harold T. and Mary G. (Chaloupka) Ormsby. Mary Lu married Jerry Pocatko in North Olmsted on September 28, 1968.

Mary Lu graduated in 1963 from North Olmsted High School and went on to teach keyboarding at the Ormsby School of Music. She was a member of the North Olmsted Art League. An avid bowler, she taught bowling at Tri-C and bowled on many championship teams. She enjoyed helping her daughter, Kellie, with her photography business. A talented artist and crafter, she enjoyed traveling to craft shows with her family. Most recently Mary Lu was active in the Madison Community Improvement Corporation, organizing the yearly Christmas Craft Bazaar, the Village Crafters on the Square and the daily activities during Light Up the Park.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jerry; daughter, Kellie Pocatko; brother, Richard (Karen) Ormsby of Westlake; sister-in-law, Nancy Ormsby of Bay Village; aunt, Elsie "Babe" Liplin of Hambden Township. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Thomas Ormsby.

Friends will be received 6- 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the funeral home. Final Resting Place will be at
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com