In Memory

Anthony Paczelt

From Busch Funeral and Crematory Services - August 3, 2010

Anthony “Tony” Edward Pazelt, age 62 ,of Seven Hills, beloved husband for 39 years of Nancy (nee Salva); loving father of Tony (Alicia) and Scott (Sara); dear grandfather of Cooper; brother of Anna Paczelt, Mary Katzenmeyer (Tom) and Eugene Paczelt; brother-in-law of Vladimer Salva (Pamela Defino).

Tony passed away from complications stemming from pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, August 3, 2010.

Tony Pazelt was born to Anthony and Anne (Varga) Paczelt in Cleveland, OH on December 18, 1947. He attended Saint Ann (Elementary) School, Cleveland Heights High School, and The Ohio State University (1971). Upon graduating from college, he served as an officer in the 2nd Armored Division of the United States Army. He married Nancy Salva in November 1970. Wedding guests would “fondly” remember the event as coinciding with the OSU Michigan football game. Over the next 39 years, he never missed an opportunity to make Nancy her favorite Sunday morning breakfast of Hungarian palacsinta . Father of two sons Tony (1974) and Scott (1976).

His passion for his family was only rivaled by his love of the outdoors. He was an Eagle Scout with an affinity for fishing and hiking. He regularly ventured deep into his beloved Cuyahoga Valley National Park and was able to identify most plant and animal species. He was especially interested in birds. His other hobbies included writing, painting, cooking and music.

Tony was overwhelmingly generous with his friends and family and will be missed dearly.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 26 Broadway, 14th fl., New York, NY 10004 or the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 11:00AM. Cremation by Busch Crematory. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA FROM 4:00-8:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY. 440-842-7800

Selected excerpts from works by Tony Pazelt


I have loved you so completely, I have given you my heart
I’m alive when we’re together, I die when we’re apart
My love has not consumed you, we’ve not finished with our rhyme
Tell me won’t you tell me when will you be mine



Stay close to home my little son, now don’t you wander off
For there is danger all around, and danger you can’t scoff

The young can never understand the evil that’s in store
Or what they might encounter outside of Papa’s door

Your Papas here, my little son, to keep you safe and warm
To guide you through your tender years and keep you safe from harm

But I can’t do it by myself, and that my son is true
You need to see the danger lad and learn what you must do

The demon that I speak of and why caution I implore
Is the terror of the shadows, the fearsome Rackaboar

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01/12/17 09:45 PM #1    

David Brown

Anthony, you nailed it... the Rackaboar was our enemy. Sooner or later we are all gone. In your case had I been the boss...much later...much much later. Til then..and then forever.

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